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Submission + - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer-> 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.


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Comment Re:Just proves the point (Score 0, Troll) 1262

I don't believe they can be civilly debated at all. Modern day feminists are not rational. My feminist professors in school very clearly, openly and without fear, gave extreme preference to the women in class. It was out in the open for all to see, but because almost every professor was a women, every administrator etc on up the chain, they could operate with impunity.

Yeah, hi that's called "Existing every damn day as a woman" everywhere outside of feminist classes in college. The sad thing is you notice it sucks, but you don't connect that it sucks when guys do it to women. Not that all men walk around planning how to keep the ladies down, it's more insidious than that because the majority of the time we just don't think about it at all. That's how games get released with no female character options, or female NPC's with redonkulous boobs, because the guys making the game just never put in a second to think "how will women, who are a huge factor in life, think about this".

I don't wish harm on this woman, but I honestly don't give a rats ass that she is being threatened. She and her kind do more harm to men in this country than anyone else and subsequently more harm to women with their chicken little calls of intolerance and mysogyny. I no longer listen to women that complain about it precisely because of this woman and her ilk. It's all just noise now like calls of racism from Al Sharpton.

Okay, right there you've just justified every bad feminist example that you whine about. You are the problem.

Your victim mentality is astounding. Your "every damn day" BS is interesting though. Shows how pathetic and thin skinned you are if you think women are the only ones that actually have to deal with "life"

You blame everything on men. Blame racism, sexism etc etc etc. You have a fucking "ism" for everything and never actually learn to cope with people and their BS. You would rather point fingers and tell everyone else how society has wronged you and tell everyone else to change for your benefit because you simply can't cope with how hard living actually is.

I've had verbal abuse from bosses. I've had bosses call me at 3am to tell me how crap I am, only to ask favors the very next day. I've had women bosses (the majority of my bosses are women now because my company actively hires them precisely because they are women) come on to me and tell me "you aren't really faithful to your wife are you?". I didn't run off and blame society.

Your problem is you simply aren't able to deal with real people with real issues. You can't roll with the punches so you throw your own, then cry when you get knocked down/out. I actually feel kind of bad for your type because you've never actually grown up. You still kick and scream and stomp your feet like a child that didn't get his/her own way. It's pathetic.

Comment Re:Just proves the point (Score 0, Troll) 1262

But, they still contain very valid points and can be civilly debated.

I don't believe they can be civilly debated at all. Modern day feminists are not rational. My feminist professors in school very clearly, openly and without fear, gave extreme preference to the women in class. It was out in the open for all to see, but because almost every professor was a women, every administrator etc on up the chain, they could operate with impunity.

Feminists in the 50's-60's even 70's were about equality, something that has long been achieved. Today's feminist is about superiority and the subjugation of men. They are completely different animal. It's like comparing Dr. Martin Luther King to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. These people are extremists that are heavily dependant, financially and in their careers, on their extremism.

I don't wish harm on this woman, but I honestly don't give a rats ass that she is being threatened. She and her kind do more harm to men in this country than anyone else and subsequently more harm to women with their chicken little calls of intolerance and mysogyny. I no longer listen to women that complain about it precisely because of this woman and her ilk. It's all just noise now like calls of racism from Al Sharpton.

Submission + - NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy->

littlesparkvt writes: Astronomers have uncovered for the first time the earliest stages of a massive galaxy forming in the young Universe. The discovery was made possible through combining observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA‘s Spitzer Space Telescope, ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, and the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The growing galaxy core is blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate. The paper appears in the journal Nature on 27 August.
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Comment Re:Thank you Medical Science (Score 1) 77

Things like this is why I despise all the quacks that vilify the medical profession.

Homeopathy does not cure people, doctors do.

Careful throwing around that word "cure" because doctors actually "cure" very little. They "treat" a great deal however.

Anti-Vaxers don't end Autism, doctors will.

How can you be sure of this? They dont even know for sure what causes it.

And some day soon, we will be able to grow replacement Thalmuses, hopefully with kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs soon to follow.

You jump to this conclusion from one article related to a mouse? You're far to willing to buy into this. When/if it gets to human trials then you can start making these types of claims.

God bless real doctors, for they deliver miracles onto us.

No they deliver science and medicine. Look up the word miracle. You're using it wrong.

Comment Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 3) 826

Scientific/CentOS/Fedora/Fuduntu/OpenSUSE just to name a few. I could also list off all the spins like Korora etc. Yes it is a monoculture where the only people using DEB's are the hobbyists. Ubuntu was the one shining hope for something other than RPM but they crapped all over that.

If you want a job doing any type of linux work, you better know RPM. Period.

Comment Re:My opinion on the matter. (Score 3, Informative) 826

My question then is why are we seeing a near universal switch?

Because Lennart works for Red Hat which is pretty much the only profitable Linux distro out there and has a massive amount of control in the Linux arena. If the change happens in Red Hat there is a 90% chance it'll happen everywhere else, which is basically what we're seeing with only a few holdouts on systemd like Gentoo.

Comment Re:I forced myself to watch it (Score 0) 300

I know that someone was beheaded. It is clear that this is an horrible and cruel act, that nobody and nobody's family should experience. What information does it add to watch the video? You can convey the relevant information in text.

No, you can't. The fact you think so is the entire problem. You're just talking out of your ass.

Comment Re:I forced myself to watch it (Score 1, Flamebait) 300

But I can tell from your attitude, you'll be outraged the moment trolls start posting the video with humorous audio editing.

I don't actually give two fucks what someone edits. As long as the original is out there. So fuck you for trying to stereotype me. You can go fuck yourself now.

Comment I forced myself to watch it (Score 5, Insightful) 300

As far as I am concerned, no one should comment on it unless they've seen it. The arm chair quarterbacks who are removed from the issue and not exposed to it should shut the hell up.

The video is horrifying and Youtube and other services removing it is an injustice to humanity. People should see this and remember it. Just as people should see the horrors of the holocaust and remember. All removing the content does is ensure people are ignorant to the truth. Look how well banning Nazi memorabilia has worked out in France where they now have a HUGE uptick in the amount of anti-semitism.

Hiding the unpleasantness in life does not make it go away.

Comment Re:I seem to remember... (Score 4, Interesting) 275

Would be a shame to see it get destroyed through aggressive anti-competitive practices.

Fuck off. Everything you posted IS COMPETITION. Dropbox refuses to compete. They offer 2 tiers and ridiculous prices. If they had offered me a 30GB plan I would have jumped at it but my money is no good to them. Instead I would have to beg for "extra" space and game the system. So FUCK dropbox. They wont offer what I want so I've gone elsewhere. Thats called competition.

Comment No difference (Score 1) 105

I find a study like this to be highly suspect. It's a 28 page story, hardly anything special. Have them read an actual novel instead. In 28 pages the "plot" is going to either be very convoluted or extremely thin. I find it just as likely that the 28 page story bored the kindle folks half to death and they didn't bother trying to recall it.

You're going to have to do better than 28 pages. That's barely a chapter in the books I read.

Comment Re:Windows 8 (Score 1) 727

Windows 8 basically handed Linux an opportunity on a silver platter. Now they just need to make the desktop significantly better than what Microsoft is currently offering.

And to take advantage of the Windows 8 fiasco Linux created it's own with Gnome 3, Unity and KDE 4. Honestly, Linux had the Windows 8 problem before Microsoft did. The state of UI's on Linux is a travesty.

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