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Comment: Re:wrong priorities (Score 4, Insightful) 27 27

by dirtyhippie (#47772875) Attached to: African States Aim To Improve Internet Interconnections

Oh, yes, "they" should. Because infrastructure doesn't help with any of the problems you listed, and there is no middle class in Africa (definitely not a rapidly growing one). Furthermore, there is no variation at all in a continent of over 50 countries and a billion people - every last person in Africa is constantly ducking snipers whilst starving in the middle of the desert and coughing up blood on account of ebolavirus AT THE SAME TIME.

Comment: charming guy (Score 0) 124 124

by dirtyhippie (#46685615) Attached to: Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

Good lord. Clearly this man has a healthy respect for the law, freedom of the press, international institutions, and our friends in Central America, whom he treats as equals even though "half of them can't read". And the crowd at slashdot is too busy jerking off to his pseudo-libertarian entitlementist thoughtporn to care.

Comment: you can do better than that (Score 4, Interesting) 423 423

by dirtyhippie (#46596631) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

don't use firefox. don't use any browser at all. if you need a browser, you need windows 7. sorry to burst your bubble, but anything else is going to be dangerous. you should be getting rid of any potential vector for badness (any software, particularly software that is known to touch the internet) altogether.

Comment: abrasiveness is unbecoming (Score 1) 480 480

by dirtyhippie (#46350259) Attached to: Interview: Ask Richard Stallman What You Will

techies are abrasive. i am abrasive. you are abrasive. but it just doesn't work for the head of the FSF to be abrasive to the point of rudeness. will you please step aside and let someone who isn't afraid to play nice take the helm, or at least handle the PR-type functions of your position? a LOT more good could be done this way.

Comment: ironic idiocy (Score 3, Informative) 366 366

They killed the animal to measure on the inside, which they thought would be easier, but:

on the second count, the researchers concentrated on the growth rings on the outside of the shell.

So, the more precise measurement came from the outside, and they killed the oldest living animal for nothing but stupidity. I sincerely hope that instead of accolades, they get nothing but scorn from their colleagues.

Comment: Re:Hormone therapy? (Score 2) 784 784

by dirtyhippie (#44644689) Attached to: Bradley Manning Wants To Live As a Woman

Yes, but I really wish she had waited a little bit longer. It's just too soon not to affect people's perceptions of the leak. And given the way many Americans feel about Manning, this will also affect people's perceptions about transgender folks.Not a well thought-out move if you ask me.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.