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Comment: Never knew what was wrong... (Score 1) 631

by cablepokerface (#44945767) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?
But it always felt a little ironic that Ubuntu crashes about once every 5 times on my desktop while Win8 (dual boot) runs flawlessly.

I mean c'mon, just make it f-in work out of the box. Won't install it anymore. Especially with a raspberry in my network for my dicking around in a linux distro.

Comment: Re:And this is a good thing how? (Score 1) 169

by cablepokerface (#44449159) Attached to: The Shortest Internet Censorship Debate Ever

You have far too much invested in your argument at this point

Ow yeah, forgot to mention, check the thread for seeing me drastically changing my mind. I at one point admit that I was convinced by others that even blocking child porn might be a bad idea. Maybe you can at least concur that when you implied I was unable to change my mind in this discussion, it wasn't entirely accurate. This is me:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4022577&cid=44400111

Comment: Re:And this is a good thing how? (Score 1) 169

by cablepokerface (#44448899) Attached to: The Shortest Internet Censorship Debate Ever
You misinterpret that quote, it wasn't at all in the 'think of the children' context. But I am not going to put everything into perspective, because probably if I have trouble translating it to you, other will as well. Maybe it's a language thing. You do realize probably that with the whole 'I'm not expecting an apology from you' statement you rig the discussion just as hard as you accused me of doing don't you? Anyway, it's been good talking to you, honestly. We're strangers which would have never met or spoken a word otherwise. Good luck.

Comment: Re:And this is a good thing how? (Score 1) 169

by cablepokerface (#44432583) Attached to: The Shortest Internet Censorship Debate Ever
Hamlet. Nice and all. I'll play ball once more, since you took the time in the GP post to type up some stuff. As you can read in the entire thread, I felt it was hugely interesting to discuss this topic. Even though people got emotional, and offended, that didn't happen to me. If you disagree, I'd like a quote from me somewhere that showed offence. Not an appeal to common courtesy, offence. Things like 'fuck you mr. dictator' don't bother me in the slightest, but it does make it difficult for me to take that opinion seriously because I don't know if someone like that is even interested in a discussion.

There are allot of inaccurate statements in what you said.

People, like cablepokerface, that argue for X at the expense of Y because X is so very bad nothing else can matter are doing so often based on feelings

Check my very first post, root level. I explicitly encouraged people to keep emotions out of it. And didn't repeat them after that.

cablepokerface just introduced a non-rational argument into a rational discussion

lol. At almost no point it was a rational discussion, but I worked very hard to try to keep it that. I replied to anyone (including you) to make sure the root level post wasn't troll-intended, but a question if some censorship is needed for certain reasons. Some replies were not entirely content based because people posted non-content related things for me to address.

Now I could be off about the details on this particular debate but what I'm saying is a very real thing. For whatever reason it is much more allowed for people to introduce non-rational, to the point of them being non-nonsensical, point after point into a debate and it is expected that the reaction is to be calm in facing them. If the person on the other side of the debate has the temerity to become emotional in response they then are the person who has done wrong and then the person who pushed for X, even in non-rational ways, now has their non-rational arguments still on the table but is the victim as well in their cards.

Without a doubt true about lots of discussions, but if you think it applied here, you either wanted to show your knowledge on interpersonal engagements (which you without a doubt have), but more likely, you stepped into the discussion too late and didn't read the whole thing.

Comment: Re:And this is a good thing how? (Score 1) 169

by cablepokerface (#44402539) Attached to: The Shortest Internet Censorship Debate Ever
Because that's what you and I would be doing if we didn't have this chat right here? The grand parent made clear that HIS time could be spent better, and that HE was bored with the discussion. Not that of society as a whole which you imply. We were talking about how this discussion right here, right now would be wasted time. Which I really think it isn't.

Comment: Re:And this is a good thing how? (Score 1) 169

by cablepokerface (#44400693) Attached to: The Shortest Internet Censorship Debate Ever
I don't think it's knee-jerk. It consider this stuff allot. Stuff like ethics and religion occupy me daily. I regret mentioning my kids, because they have nothing to do with the way I feel.

I have never seen any kind of child porn whatsoever, through any medium, in my entire life.

I haven't either, I must admit. And that includes while browsing for regular porn. And no, we're not discussing the term 'regular', if you don't mind. So good point.

Nevermind actually taking a moment to discuss it seriously.

Like someone else mentioned here. New people are born every generation, and that makes the most interesting and important discussions a thousand years old. And almost infinitely renewable.

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