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Comment: Re: systemd sux (Score 1) 297

by drinkypoo (#49556465) Attached to: Debian 8 Jessie Released

You obviously aren't aware of inetd or xinetd, although you probably have them running, started by your precious sysvinit.

First, most modern Linux systems come without an inetd or xinetd, because they have no services which aren't supplied by long-running daemons. Second, inetd won't listen on things it doesn't need to listen on, let alone xinetd.

Comment: Re:No, it's the SJW Crowd Who Defends Islam (Score 1) 270

by drinkypoo (#49556457) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

"All muslim's are terrorists" ranting. That is not productive or accurate.
If you said "Hey, Islam needs to go through it's own Reformation", then the ones you deride as "SJW's" would agree with you.

There is a middle ground. That middle ground is where you claim that the majority of muslims give at least tacit approval to islamic terrorism by not opposing it. If they did oppose it, they would have had a reformation by now.

Comment: Re:Peaceful Religion (Score 1) 270

by drinkypoo (#49556439) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

The ones that focus on Islam instead of the real reasons (extreme misogynistic traditions in many cultures)

Islam is an extremely misogynistic tradition. That is the real reason they can't progress their cultures. You can see this at work in every Islamic state. Their culture progresses more slowly, because they've got rules to make that happen. No different from the Amish, except there's enough Muslims to be a problem, and the Amish are grossly outnumbered.

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 1) 270

by drinkypoo (#49556423) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

Jews? It's really ludicrous to even bring up the Jews. Jews don't exist. Numerically, that is

That's a ridiculous thing to say. Sure, they very much don't exist in some places, but they are extremely unevenly distributed due to some deliberate and deft political decisions on the part of the UK. They created the nation of Israel and one of the most complicated regions in the world got even more complicated — to the benefit of everyone but the residents of the region where the Jews were installed. And people are still lauding them for their benevolence, which is the most hilarious part.

Tell you what though, go hang out with the Palestinians and share with them your idea that Jews don't exist. You'd better move quickly though, if you want to find any. Those nonexistent Jews are working on making that impossible.

This is not to single out the Jews for bad treatment, just to point out that they are sufficiently numerous to commit atrocities. You know, kind of like Moses' slaughter of all the first-born sons... atrocities are kind of what they do, according to their own alleged history.

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 1) 270

by drinkypoo (#49556403) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

For all its faults, the Catholic church had a good idea, that just letting people read the Bible themselves and interpret it their own way would lead to all kinds of bad things, so they tried to keep people from doing that

Wait, you don't really believe that shit, do you? You're crazier than the catholics if you do. Keeping people from information is always done to handicap them. True leaders create more leaders. The Catholics only want more followers.

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 1) 270

by drinkypoo (#49556397) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

Really intelligent people - those who are smart over the whole range, not just the logic puzzle part, are normally a delight to talk with.

I haven't met anyone smart over the whole range, yet, especially not on slashdot. Ain't nobody perfect. Slashdot is more than usually full of precious snowflakes, for example

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 1) 270

by Grishnakh (#49556053) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

No, they aren't. Many of the "reformed" sects are the worst ones. All those fundamentalist Christians aren't part of the old Roman Catholic church (or any offshoots of it), they're offshoots of the Protestant movement. For all its faults, the Catholic church had a good idea, that just letting people read the Bible themselves and interpret it their own way would lead to all kinds of bad things, so they tried to keep people from doing that; the Protestant reformation is exactly what led to fundamentalism. Of course, the root problem is the whole idea that a book is "holy" and sacrosanct; trying to keep people from reading things for themselves is guaranteed to fail eventually.

Anyway, probably at least 1/2 of Protestants in the US are evangelical and/or fundamentalist. Just look at how popular the "Left Behind" books are and various other wacky Christian media warning everyone of the "Rapture". Calling it a "small minority" is ignoring a very large and serious problem in our society, no different than Muslims ignoring their own extremists and then waking up one day to find that ISIS has taken over their city.

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 1) 270

by Grishnakh (#49556029) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

There are plenty of women who are fans of classical literature and baroque music. They just tend to cluster in occupations that do not intersect those of the typical Slashdot reader.

Yes, this is exactly my point.

And as a side, those who consider a college degree in humanities or fine arts a waste of time should not be surprised when their co-workers spend time discussing the Kardashians or Honey Boo Boo.

This is true too. Unfortunately a lot of people in technical professions have this mindset. It's not just them either; I've seen that opinion (non-major classes are a "waste of time") from a lot of different people these days. It seems like most college-educated people these days just don't understand the value of a well-rounded education, and are really using college as a glorified trade school. We've really gotten away from the whole reason Universities were created in the first place.

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 2) 270

by Grishnakh (#49555961) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

I listen to brutal death metal but i also listen to Tchaikovsky.

Metal has a fair amount in common, musically, with classical music. Metal typically emphasizes complex song structures and virtuosic playing more than other forms of modern music. I'd say country is probably at the opposite end of that spectrum. I like progressive metal like Dream Theater, I also like Bach and Telemann, but I also like Rolling Stones, Boston, AC/DC, etc.

As for all your other interests, none of those carry any kind of political connotations or religious content. None of them indicate that you're a rabid homophobe who thinks the Rapture is coming any day now. Watching Duck Dynasty indicates exactly that. There's nothing wrong with having sexual fantasies or liking different levels of literature and music. There is something wrong (IMO) with watching TV shows or listening to music which pushes moronic religious viewpoints. It's very simple: if you listen to some type of "entertainment" which preaches to you to hate people who were born differently from you, and you buy into this, then you're a moron IMO.

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 1) 270

by Grishnakh (#49555923) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

Your choice of lowbrow entertainment may be because you are dumb, or it may be because you are smart but looking for an escape that has oooh shiny and doesn't require deep thought. To draw inferences on intellectual capacity based on what TV shows someone watches is just snobbish.

Bullshit. If I want to do stuff that doesn't involve deep thought, I play some mindless video game (like an old NES game with an emulator, or an old arcade game like Pac-Man), or I go hiking or biking, or maybe watch some silly TV show like Big Bang Theory.

What I don't do is watch a TV show that requires me to listen to a lot of homophobic and religious nonsense, since this show is absolutely famous for this. Watching a show like that (unless it's just to be horrified) absolutely says something about your intellectual capacity and your leanings. This isn't just some un-serious TV drama about some people living in an apartment together.

You probably think being an opera fan indicates higher intelligence than being a death metal fan.

Anyone who knows anything about opera knows that it was considered somewhat lowbrow entertainment during its time; it was made for the masses. Also, anyone who knows much about modern music knows that there's a lot of death metal that is quite complicated and requires a lot of talent and skill to play properly. Metal as a genre is generally fairly complex, as it emphasizes musical virtuosity more than vocals or lyrics (though there's exceptions, like the 80s hair-metal).

However, neither of these typically espouse fundamentalist Christian anti-gay rhetoric.

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 1) 270

by Grishnakh (#49555867) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

Maybe, but that's why I was pointing out that this was very likely due to his unique perceptions and experiences. I've had many of the same experiences, due to my choice of profession, and also my lack of socializing or outside activities which have a lot of women in them; it's not because women are necessarily stupider (on average, obviously there's always outliers, as the OP himself pointed out), but quite possibly because he and I have had limited opportunities to meet more intelligent women, and instead have had ample opportunities to meet men similar to ourselves.

Comment: Re:truly an inspiration. (Score 2) 270

by Grishnakh (#49555757) Attached to: Woman Behind Pakistan's First Hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, Shot Dead

Yeah, you need to get over that and try packing up everything and moving somewhere entirely different. You haven't really lived if you haven't ever relocated to someplace very different (and you don't need to go as far as leaving the country and learning a new language; the subcultures in different parts of the US are already very different from each other).

It sounds to me like you're in a place which simply does not have many peers for you, and you're not a good fit for the local culture. I'm in the same place; I (long story) got temporarily stuck in a southeast city that is extremely conservative and has a large military presence, and on top of it I'm separated and trying to date again. I'm like a fish out of water here; there simply isn't anyone here who I have any interest in meeting or spending time with. Luckily, I've gotten a new job offer elsewhere and am relocating within a month, to a place where I think I'll fit in better.

Living in a locale which doesn't fit you can really make you miserable, I've found.

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