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Comment: Re:Iron Curtain (Score 1) 320

by bossk538 (#48067499) Attached to: The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

My wife tries to have my son watch all these Soviet-era Russian cartoons. I honestly can't think of anything more namby pamby and insipid as those children's animation, with dreadful production values. There's a reason nobody voluntarily watches that stuff anymore - and it has nothing to do with not being "given a chance".

Comment: Re:Bloggers in the USA are totally anonymous. Righ (Score 1) 167

by bossk538 (#47586803) Attached to: Law Repressing Social Media, Bloggers Now In Effect In Russia

As I understand it the law, your identity will be public information once you have 3000 hits in a day. In the USA, the NSA might know who all the bloggers, but keeps it private. I imagine that from now on, any blogger in Russia criticizing the government or deviating from the narrative presented by the state-owned media might face consequences.

Comment: Re:cause and/or those responsible (Score 1) 667

by bossk538 (#47497109) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Yes, I am sure most everyone here does know about Iran Air 655. The Wikipedia page on MH 17 links to a list of commercial passenger planes shot down, that include the USS Vincennes incident. However, we are discussing Wikipedia edits made for the Malaysian Air flight made by a national government. Has the US Government been involved in making edits to that page to shift blame from itself and disseminate false information, or are you just engaging in whataboutism?

Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score 5, Insightful) 667

by bossk538 (#47496979) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

It's pretty easy to determine if the Russian government is sharing knowledge as a primary source or knowingly disseminating false information. The edits implicate the government and military of Kiev, replacing statements that implicate the rebels as well as Moscow. So if the Russian side was in fact the truth, you would expect rebels and Moscow bending over backwards to assist with the investigation, and if the Russian side was a Big Lie, you would expect rebels and Moscow doing every to impede the investigation. It seems pretty clear the extent of assistance the investigation is getting.

Comment: Re: Bah (Score 1) 209

by bossk538 (#47017937) Attached to: How Predictable Is Evolution?

Great book, but might be hard to find. There hasn't even been a copy available on Amazon for at least a year, and on eBay it goes for $120. There was a film version on the Discovery Channel about a year ago, so you might be able to see it on Youtube or somewhere, though I don't think it does much with the narrative and "notes" which were another great feature.

Comment: Re:I'm German and I have no idea. (Score 1) 55

I seem to recall reading an article for "curb stomp" in the English Wikipedia, which had a link to "American History X." In the American History X article it looks like "curb-stomp" was linked, de-linked in Feb. 2012, and the term was replaced with a description in subsequent edits.

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