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Comment: Re:Why don't people think about this shit? (Score 1) 240

by damn_registrars (#49190813) Attached to: Facebook Rant Lands US Man In UAE Jail
Have you considered a new hobby? Following me around and showing that you love replying to my comments without reading them is a rather odd choice, particularly on a website with as few readers as this one. We heard recently that Gary Con is coming up soon, maybe you can find something to do there.

Comment: Re:Why don't people think about this shit? (Score 1) 240

by damn_registrars (#49188671) Attached to: Facebook Rant Lands US Man In UAE Jail

You shouldn't just expect that everything you say is monitored and will be used against you.

There is a big difference between what you say - verbally or in private writing - and what you write in public. He wrote this in a public place, he had no reason to expect that it would be withheld from his employer if they were to come looking for it.

Comment: Why don't people think about this shit? (Score 1) 240

by damn_registrars (#49188439) Attached to: Facebook Rant Lands US Man In UAE Jail
Seriously, if you post something to an internet forum, that post is no longer under your control. Don't say something online about someone if you are concerned how they might react to it. Yeah, jail time is extreme by western standards but the person who wrote it is not faultless.

Comment: Re:It didn't matter before... (Score 1) 535

The opinions of the media are irrelevant and "the other guy did it too!" is no excuse.

I'm not saying it's an excuse for the behavior. I'm only asking why the punishment is different based on the consonant after the person's name. The law did not change in the interim period; yet we are making a huge deal out of the current example after having quickly brushed the previous one under the rug.

Comment: Re:Jail time (Score 1) 535

So no trial, just execution of punishment? No thought into if the emails were actually stored or not, just punishment because you dont agree with her politics?

That has been the standard approach of the GOP towards all democrats for some time now. Look at all the conspiracy nuts out there who are certain that Obama deserves immediate forceful removal from the white house sans trial over ... well, insert your favorite conspiracy here. They don't care if their favorite conspiracy has already been investigated numerous times by nonpartisan public and private sources. They don't care about rule of law, either. They just grab any flimsy justification they can to force out a democrat, just for being a democrat.

Comment: It didn't matter before... (Score 1) 535

When the administration of the previous guy ... what was his name again? nobody ever talks about him any more ... used personal email instead of government email it was quickly made into a non-issue by our fearless "liberal media". Now Hillary may have done the same and it's a big deal. Why?

Comment: They focused on the wrong bands (Score 1) 163

by damn_registrars (#49153211) Attached to: Can the Guitar Games Market Be Resurrected?
When they started releasing band-specific titles I thought maybe they were on to something.

Then they released Green Day. Really? Forget them. I don't want Green Day, I want Dire Straits.

They also released Metallica. Really? No, I don't want Metallica, I want Joe Satriani.

There were other specific titles where they screwed up by focusing on bands that sold out or were overrated as well, but those were two of the most egregious examples.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)