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Comment: Re:Here we go... (Score 1) 404

by TangoMargarine (#47516257) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

For the kneejerks among us who will undoubtedly not understand the subtlety I was trying to convey there, the saying can be interpreted to apply to both the Israelis and the Palestinians alike.

The Mandate ends and the Israelis get invaded...
so they take up arms to defend themselves...
and after doing so successfully they go on the offensive and capture more territory...
then the Palestinians take up arms to resist and try to get their territory back...
so they keep sending suicide bombers and launching rockets over the border...
so the Israelis retaliate with helicopter airstrikes...

And on and on and on.

Comment: Re:bad for standards (Score 2) 96

by smash (#47516125) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

If the open source world releases something (unencumbered with the GPL - i.e., BSD licensed) with encoding and decoding tools that actually works as well or better than the closed alternative, in a timely manner then I'm sure people will use it.

It will never happen. Get used to it. There is far, far less complex stuff in the free desktop that has been broken for the past 20 years and still not fixed.

Comment: Re:I don't think it's the industry in general. (Score 1) 699

by TangoMargarine (#47516071) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

And it depends where you are online. I'm a member of an online RPG called Kingdom of Loathing with a pretty active chat system.

The moderators are *very* active. Say what you will about heavy-handedness, but recent events have proven that if you start throwing around anything with a flavor of misogyny to it in open chat, you will be banned with much prejudice. May be partially related to our uncharacteristically high female playerbase but the game creators are all guys.

Comment: Re:This is news? (Score 1) 203

Clearly because I don't come from a culture where ripping people off is considered not only socially acceptable, but actually encouraged, I'm naive.

Or perhaps you're naive in assuming that us people in the Nordics need to be as careful shopping at home as we are when we shop in a country with culture like yours.

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