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+ - Humans are on the edge of extinction Frank Fenner->

Submitted by dogzdik
dogzdik (1700552) writes "In case you missed it, page 25 of The Australian (buried deep in the Higher Education supplement) has an interview with Emeritus Professor Frank Fenner in which he predicts that humans will become extinct, perhaps within 100 years, as a result of climate change.

As the article’s author, Cheryl Jones, notes, Fenner, now 95, is an authority on extinction. He helped to send one species into oblivion: the variola virus that causes smallpox, and his work on the myxoma virus suppressed wild rabbit populations on farming land in southeastern Australia in the early 1950s.

He told Jones in an interview: “We’ll undergo the same fate as the people on Easter Island. Climate change is just at the very beginning. But we’re seeing remarkable changes in the weather already.The human species is likely to go the same way as many of the species that we’ve seen disappear. Homo sapiens will become extinct, perhaps within 100 years. A lot of other animals will, too. It’s an irreversible situation. I think it’s too late. I try not to express that because people are trying to do something, but they keep putting it off. Mitigation would slow things down a bit, but there are too many people here already.”

Fenner is due to open the Healthy Climate, Planet and People symposium at the Australian Academy of Science next week.

http://jcsmr.anu.edu.au/about/fenner/index.php"

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+ - US Oil spill exposes Satanic US and A->

Submitted by dogzdik
dogzdik (1700552) writes "In a country beset by devil worshipping false christians, the end is nigh for the coming of the antichrist.

Awwwwwwwww Poor Americans.....

So spilling the oil everywhere is some how better than burning it in their SUV's and making acid rain and ramping up global warming; and

A spill is better than converting it to artificial fertiliser to make ethanol from wasteful food crops while people starve; and

The slick is better than to pump their intensive animal agricultural industry full of GM corn and hormones, and to have the effluent and fertiliser then create giant dead spots in the ocean;

So burning oil is better than spilling it? Is it?

The only difference that the spill made was all the dead beats along the supply chain never got their cut, and they have to actually pay NOW for the mess.

So the big con job — the great bait and switch mind game has stopped working.

The investors won't be padding their accounts so much for a while either, and the millions of Iraqies who died during the US lead sanctions and war on them... damn. They were financed by BP and EXON and Halliburton — So where are the corporate oil thieves in the CIA when you really need them to "get the oil"?

And the big knobs of BP continue to lie and bullshit and mislead, and the US senators continue to take bribes.......

Yes the oil spill is such a disaster — isn't it.

Awwww those poor Americans.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/28/business/28views.html?src=busln"

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+ - Idle Contenders to a Non Event

Submitted by dogzdik
dogzdik (1700552) writes "Open Source? Free Software? When second best options are served up as non redeemable features, should they even be considered?

Consider Adiword — technically it's a reasonable "word processing package" — which is being pitched as a worthy alternative to MS Word.

Free it may be, but with a recent documents list only 4 documents long, and no facilities to change the settings, it makes it impractical for the modern office environment.

Given that there are plenty of decent and predominantly text only programs

When I approached the creators of it, I was met with indifference disguised as religious fervorosity.

For my uses I'd prefer a recently used documents list to contain up to 200 or 300 recently used documents in that list.

But to have a limit of 4 only with no way to reset that, and the programmers justifying their actions to keep on sticking to a 1974 style of limit; coupled by a pandoras box type spiel of "Praise Jesus" euphamisms....

Where the raised issue is marked as resolved and ignored with the suggestion to go "hack the source code yourself".

How in the hell can anyone take such a program seriously with such tragically backwards limitations being kept as "current and state of the art" in a modern office or professional environment?

Sure Microsoft do some really bad software and programming and operating systems, but even they moved out of having a recently used documents of only 4 documents, some 20 years ago.

So how can people take some open source programs seriously when the developers live in the stone age?

I'd sure like to see how they can justify such "unforward thinking and programming"."

+ - Gun Sights for God - or Jesus is Fraud->

Submitted by dogzdik
dogzdik (1700552) writes "The American company Trijicon has been nailed for discretely taking on biblical code behind the serial numbers on the gun scopes that it manufacturers and sells to the military. The format is typically 123456 JN8:12 — meaning John 8:12: or some other reference code.

The firm vows on its website to follow "biblical standards" it says make America great.

To undo some of this revisionist history — of cults:

Hmmmm In the Beginning......

Lots of monkey people loped out of africa and up into the nile delta and syria / mesopotamia regions.

They created cities. They created stories. They created laws.

In Babylon, the King — Hammurubi posted the city laws on a big block of stone. Getting into the "Me Too" clubby act, were one of the many dead beat goat herding tribes., With a little literacy they copied the Code of Hammurubi., and redrafted it by scrubbing the kings name out and rewriting the heading with the name of their own diety.

They declared the auspices of their diety to be a holy people who had the god given right and direction to slaughter anyone and anything who did it different to their dietie's decrees.

And they called themselves Jews.

Along came a guy called Abraham and then another bunch of the middle eastern "Me Too's", then redrafted another version of the Jews ripped off city laws., and they called themselves Moslem and their own book, and called it the Koran.

Then along came another pack of crooks who invented a son of a diety, purporting all these miracles some 2 lifetimes after his non existance, and they called him Jesus.

Up sprang another cult, and the followers of the cult — well they all claim to be "christians" and they mostly do some of the half baked dogma of each of their thousands of whacko splinter groups, but Jesus (the fraud) was not practicing christianity — he was Jewish, practicing the Jewish religious cult — as stolen from the state laws of Babylon by King Hammuribi.

The first 6 books of the old testament are basically verbatim copies of the Code of Hammurubi — it's one of the worlds biggest scams of plagarisim and deceit.

And the half baked christian cultists eating their non kosher bacon burgers are inscribing this drivel on the gun sights?

QED: All religion's ARE bullshit."

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+ - Open Office (.org) is so open - it holds nothing.-> 3

Submitted by dogzdik
dogzdik (1700552) writes "Open Office, that low flying wonder for the technically modest, has a gaping gash of a flaw. It does NOT, I repeat NOT, embed the fonts used in the document, in the document.

This means that if and when you create a document or drawing or spread sheet (etc.,) with a specific font, or fonts, sometimes with specific letter, word and line spacing, that when you save that "project" as a MS word format document OR even worse, in one of the native "OPEN OFFICE" document formats., that the fonts and layouts used in the creation of ones products, are NOT retained in the product.

So when, you change computers to one that doesn't have the stockpile of fonts that one has on ones computer of origin, like from work to home or vis versa, or you email to to a friend, coworker, publisher, supervisor or to ones school etc., unless they have the exact same fonts as used in the creation of the document, on their system, then ones "impeccable artwork" in a range of fonts and layouts, then defaults to 12 point Arial (or whatever).

So ones fabulous A1 sized Circus Side Show poster with the "Super Fabulous Size 494 point font" defaults to Arial 12 point font — when the next person who opens it, rendering the work absolutely worthless.

What is worse, is that when the work is archived or when changes computer systems, as may occur 2 or 3 or 4 times over 10 or so years, and one may lose or misplace ones font collection or if it's left behind in "the records" for others to retrieve at a later date, then it is absolutely worthless as well.

The "work" created using the Open Office (.org) software, IS the combination of the fonts and layouts and images etc.

But because the people who think they know it all, and who have the sayso over it all, think that people creating their own works on their own systems from their own font collections for their own use, ought not to be able to permanently KEEP the contents of those works within the work it's self, then the Open Office software is not "OPEN".

If I want to write a book, with dropped caps or replications of rare text or translations using the original "ancient font" and the modern translation of that in a modern font, — then as soon as I move that "book" off that system, it all defaults to Arial 12 point. No foreign languages, no artistic deriviatives or creations — all wiped because of the non embedding.

Open Office — despite what the "Spiel" on the site says, it's not an open format, it's a restrictive and crippling format.

It means that whatever is created on a specific computer at a specific point in time, with the specific fonts on that computer, stays bound to that situation.

And despite the following claims, it's not archival grade software.

http://why.openoffice.org/

"OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. "

It doesn't WORK on all common computers, and it cannot read and write from other common office software packages — because it does NOT embed the fonts and the layout of the fonts, as produced in the original document; and because it doesn't do that, it won't save the OO documents into other document types, in the original layout with the original fonts.

http://why.openoffice.org/why_gov.html

Data is safe
Freedom of Information Acts require that the documents you create today will be accessible years in the future. OpenOffice.org 3 is the first software in the world to use ISO approved file formats as its default. It also has the ability to create pdf files if you need to publish information in a standard 'read only' format. If you already have (possibly unlicenced) office software, OpenOffice.org 3 should be able to read your old files.

The documents created with Open Office today, will only be accessible in the as produced form (think font types, sizes = words to a page and amount of pages etc) years from now, IF the fonts used in the creation of the document, are available or known to the person opening it on another system. That may be 5, 10 or 50 or even 100 years from now.

So much for the archival value of Open Office documents.

http://why.openoffice.org/why_easy.html

No need to retype
We understand that many people already have documents which they have created using other common office software packages. OpenOffice.org 3 can read these files with a very high degree of accuracy, making migration to OpenOffice.org 3 very straightforward. In fact, we have reports where OpenOffice.org 3 has been able to read files which the original software package had said were corrupted and unusable. If your friends or colleagues use different software, you can still swap files with them — but better still, give them a free copy of OpenOffice.org 3!

This too is crap — the only thing you can swap between people is documents with people who have the same font sets as produced in that document — on their computer.

AND:

Use it immediately
For people used to other office software, OpenOffice.org 3 is a pleasant surprise. It's so straightforward! Studies have proved it is easier (and cheaper) to move to OpenOffice.org 3 from Microsoft Office than it is to upgrade to Microsoft's latest Office 2007. Because OpenOffice.org is one piece of software, everything works consistently between applications. Even the help system is the same. You don't even have to know which application was used to create a document — OpenOffice.org 3 will use the correct one. You only need to do a single download from the Internet (or install from one CD) and you've got your office suite

You don't have to know which application was used to create a document? That is until you need to open a document that has been created with different fonts than the ones available in Open Office.

Then your in REAL trouble.

http://why.openoffice.org/why_free.html

Freedom from worry
However, a free software licence means much more than a one-off cost saving. It means you never need worry again whether your software is legal, or whether it will expire some day.

Because the OO folks fail to include font embedding at all, for the fonts used in the "works" — it means that as soon as that document is produced and is sent to others or it is archived; it's original content is automatically expired because it's worthless.

http://why.openoffice.org/why_free.html

We value your freedom
As part of a community dedicated to free software, we also value your freedom of choice. OpenOffice.org 3 will read and write files which can be used in other common office software. It was the first software in the world to fully support the ISO standard for office file formats which is being adopted by a growing number of software vendors. If you want to use other software, we want you to be free to do so. If you want to change your PC from Microsoft Windows to Apple Mac to Linux to Sun Solaris, we want you to be free to do so. If you like this approach, feel free to join the OpenOffice.org community.

This FREEDOM spiel is all crap too, I have found that because I have a goodly font set on my big Windoze machine, with it's huge HDD's and faster processors etc., when I move or go to continue further work on my teeny ancient Linux running laptop (Love Ubuntu), as I don't have the 2000+ font set on my laptop, most of what I created on my Windoze machine, drops from "artistic works" like trademarks, pamphlets, web graphics etc., back to worthless scraps with the Open Office default font of Arial 12 point.

The Caveat:

http://why.openoffice.org/why_free.html

Free software
OpenOffice.org 3 is free software. That means you are free to download it, free to install it on as many PCs as you like, free to pass copies to as many people as you like. You may use OpenOffice.org 3 for any purpose without restriction:

You are restricted, and heavily so. It's called product lock in, by default; because if you can't save what you create in the form that you have created it, because of the Open Office committee's failure to implement the embedding of the fonts used, into the documents and works created with those fonts, then you are restricted.

So unless everything you create using open office is done exclusively in the Open Office font sets — your work in no longer being the "Work" as created becomes worthless and they have NO archival value.

Will the Open Office folks fix this insane outcome? I doubt it.

They mount such arguments as:

http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=107456
------- Additional comments from rainerbielefeld Sun Dec 6 11:02:18 +0000 2009 -------

"I have several tools (CAD, PLC programming,...) with various commercial tools and libraries (and at least one commercial" true type font, for what I signed that I will not distribute it without permission), and it's completely clear, that all my creations with those tools will work on other computers only, if all necessary tools are available on that computer, and most of them can not be distributed freely (embedded) because
of their license. Those "tools" have to be bought and licensed for each PC seperately."

So therefore according to this ONE individual, HIS problems, with his licenses, that he signed for, ought to be binding upon everyone else on the entire planet, who will also be using the fonts from the software that they have paid for, or harvested from all the free sources on the web, or have paid to get CD's with 10,000 or 50,000 free fonts.........

Because of this one mans decision, the people in Open Office sell a lie.

They say that you cannot produce and keep, with the resources that you have, all of the documents and works, in the formats that you have created them in, to share, distribute, to archive or publish or cause to be published, in the as created format.

Because they refuse to allow you to embed your own fonts into your own works, of your own creation, now and for all time.

Not good enough."

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+ - Open Office is so open - it holds nothing

Submitted by dogzdik
dogzdik (1700552) writes "Open Office, that low flying wonder for the technically modest, has a gaping gash of a flaw. It does NOT, I repeat NOT, embed the fonts used in the document, in the document.

This means that if and when you create a document or drawing or spread sheet (etc.,) with a specific font, or fonts, sometimes with specific letter, word and line spacing, that when you save that "project" as a MS word format document OR even worse, in one of the native "OPEN OFFICE" document formats., that the fonts and layouts used in the creation of ones products, are NOT retained in the product.

So when, you change computers to one that doesn't have the stockpile of fonts that one has on ones computer of origin, like from work to home or vis versa, or you email to to a friend, coworker, publisher, supervisor or to ones school etc., unless they have the exact same fonts as used in the creation of the document, on their system, then ones "impeccable artwork" in a range of fonts and layouts, then defaults to 12 point Arial (or whatever).

So ones fabulous A1 sized Circus Side Show poster with the "Super Fabulous Size 494 point font" defaults to Arial 12 point font — when the next person who opens it, rendering the work absolutely worthless.

What is worse, is that when the work is archived or when changes computer systems, as may occur 2 or 3 or 4 times over 10 or so years, and one may lose or misplace ones font collection or if it's left behind in "the records" for others to retrieve at a later date, then it is absolutely worthless as well.

The "work" created using the Open Office (.org) software, IS the combination of the fonts and layouts and images etc.

But because the people who think they know it all, and who have the sayso over it all, think that people creating their own works on their own systems from their own font collections for their own use, ought not to be able to permanently KEEP the contents of those works within the work it's self, then the Open Office software is not "OPEN".

If I want to write a book, with dropped caps or replications of rare text or translations using the original "ancient font" and the modern translation of that in a modern font, — then as soon as I move that "book" off that system, it all defaults to Arial 12 point. No foreign languages, no artistic deriviatives or creations — all wiped because of the non embedding.

Open Office — despite what the "Spiel" on the site says, it's not an open format, it's a restrictive and crippling format.

It means that whatever is created on a specific computer at a specific point in time, with the specific fonts on that computer, stays bound to that situation.

And despite the following claims, it's not archival grade software.

http://why.openoffice.org/

"OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. "

It doesn't WORK on all common computers, and it cannot read and write from other common office software packages — because it does NOT embed the fonts and the layout of the fonts, as produced in the original document; and because it doesn't do that, it won't save the OO documents into other document types, in the original layout with the original fonts.

http://why.openoffice.org/why_gov.html

Data is safe
Freedom of Information Acts require that the documents you create today will be accessible years in the future. OpenOffice.org 3 is the first software in the world to use ISO approved file formats as its default. It also has the ability to create pdf files if you need to publish information in a standard 'read only' format. If you already have (possibly unlicenced) office software, OpenOffice.org 3 should be able to read your old files.

The documents created with Open Office today, will only be accessible in the as produced form (think font types, sizes = words to a page and amount of pages etc) years from now, IF the fonts used in the creation of the document, are available or known to the person opening it on another system. That may be 5, 10 or 50 or even 100 years from now.

So much for the archival value of Open Office documents.

http://why.openoffice.org/why_easy.html

No need to retype
We understand that many people already have documents which they have created using other common office software packages. OpenOffice.org 3 can read these files with a very high degree of accuracy, making migration to OpenOffice.org 3 very straightforward. In fact, we have reports where OpenOffice.org 3 has been able to read files which the original software package had said were corrupted and unusable. If your friends or colleagues use different software, you can still swap files with them — but better still, give them a free copy of OpenOffice.org 3!

This too is crap — the only thing you can swap between people is documents with people who have the same font sets as produced in that document — on their computer.

AND:

Use it immediately
For people used to other office software, OpenOffice.org 3 is a pleasant surprise. It's so straightforward! Studies have proved it is easier (and cheaper) to move to OpenOffice.org 3 from Microsoft Office than it is to upgrade to Microsoft's latest Office 2007. Because OpenOffice.org is one piece of software, everything works consistently between applications. Even the help system is the same. You don't even have to know which application was used to create a document — OpenOffice.org 3 will use the correct one. You only need to do a single download from the Internet (or install from one CD) and you've got your office suite

You don't have to know which application was used to create a document? That is until you need to open a document that has been created with different fonts than the ones available in Open Office.

Then your in REAL trouble.

http://why.openoffice.org/why_free.html

Freedom from worry
However, a free software licence means much more than a one-off cost saving. It means you never need worry again whether your software is legal, or whether it will expire some day.

Because the OO folks fail to include font embedding at all, for the fonts used in the "works" — it means that as soon as that document is produced and is sent to others or it is archived; it's original content is automatically expired because it's worthless.

http://why.openoffice.org/why_free.html

We value your freedom
As part of a community dedicated to free software, we also value your freedom of choice. OpenOffice.org 3 will read and write files which can be used in other common office software. It was the first software in the world to fully support the ISO standard for office file formats which is being adopted by a growing number of software vendors. If you want to use other software, we want you to be free to do so. If you want to change your PC from Microsoft Windows to Apple Mac to Linux to Sun Solaris, we want you to be free to do so. If you like this approach, feel free to join the OpenOffice.org community.

This FREEDOM spiel is all crap too, I have found that because I have a goodly font set on my big Windoze machine, with it's huge HDD's and faster processors etc., when I move or go to continue further work on my teeny ancient Linux running laptop (Love Ubuntu), as I don't have the 2000+ font set on my laptop, most of what I created on my Windoze machine, drops from "artistic works" like trademarks, pamphlets, web graphics etc., back to worthless scraps with the Open Office default font of Arial 12 point.

The Caveat:

http://why.openoffice.org/why_free.html

Free software
OpenOffice.org 3 is free software. That means you are free to download it, free to install it on as many PCs as you like, free to pass copies to as many people as you like. You may use OpenOffice.org 3 for any purpose without restriction:

You are restricted, and heavily so. It's called product lock in, by default; because if you can't save what you create in the form that you have created it, because of the Open Office committee's failure to implement the embedding of the fonts used, into the documents and works created with those fonts, then you are restricted.

So unless everything you create using open office is done exclusively in the Open Office font sets — your work in no longer being the "Work" as created becomes worthless and they have NO archival value.

Will the Open Office folks fix this insane outcome? I doubt it.

They mount such arguments as:

http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=107456
------- Additional comments from rainerbielefeld Sun Dec 6 11:02:18 +0000 2009 -------

"I have several tools (CAD, PLC programming,...) with various commercial tools and libraries (and at least one commercial" true type font, for what I signed that I will not distribute it without permission), and it's completely clear, that all my creations with those tools will work on other computers only, if all necessary tools are available on that computer, and most of them can not be distributed freely (embedded) because
of their license. Those "tools" have to be bought and licensed for each PC seperately."

So therefore according to this ONE individual, HIS problems, with his licenses, that he signed for, ought to be binding upon everyone else on the entire planet, who will also be using the fonts from the software that they have paid for, or harvested from all the free sources on the web, or have paid to get CD's with 10,000 or 50,000 free fonts.........

Because of this one mans decision, the people in Open Office sell a lie.

They say that you cannot produce and keep, with the resources that you have, all of the documents and works, in the formats that you have created them in, to share, distribute, to archive or publish or cause to be published, in the as created format.

Because they refuse to allow you to embed your own fonts into your own works, of your own creation, now and for all time.

Not good enough."

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