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Comment Re:Read TFA, still don't get it. (Score 1) 692

The point (object) is the protest, not the protesting of the point.
Snappy one liner, but the idea is that convoluted. Where they are is the point. They are standing in some poor clod's front yard holding signs and yelling at him. Why? Because he is fortunate enough and skillful enough to have a nice job with benefits that he earned with his own hard work and education. Somehow that is "unfair" to the other people who live there because of "gentrification", which basically means his living there has benefited property owners by making their property worth more.
Never mind that most of the "protesters" don't even live there.
{sarc}Lets make an example of people who work hard and get an education! How dare they reap any benefits from it, and benefit their neighborhoods by not being "neighbor hoods"??!!{end sarc}

Comment Re:Thugocracy in Action (Score 2) 692

Well, "Anonymous Coward", you should follow the money. Who does it hurt, really, for tech companies to bus their own people to work rather than have them drive their cars? Its much better on the environment, less traffic on the freeways, and better for the workers.
Its not that they are busing their people to work, is it?
Its the fact that they are not using MUNICIPAL i.e. government owned buses that exclusively use unionized workers, specifically SEIU, which has a habit of using this very tactic.

Comment Censorship is tyranny by definition. (Score 5, Insightful) 270

When ever you have people making decisions for the "greater good", they end up making those decisions for their own greater good. So it doesn't matter in the long run what they are censoring, the act of Law in doing so is the objective. The fact that it is not doing what was intended doesn't matter, it just means the censorship must be "refined", and the filters need to be "fixed".
Liberty would mean removal of the filters and government intervention from an act of free will, i.e. looking at sexual content on line for example, and an act of responsibility from people, i.e. monitoring their children's internet access. This will never do for Big Government tyrants, because this would imply that people actually have their own freedoms that are not "given" to them by the government, and their free will and responsibility is more important than the governments ability to intervene.

Submission + - Is there actually a serious scientific discussion? (

mlgunner writes: Has money corrupted the Global Warming discussion? Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara has resigned from the American Physical Society for just that reason. Dr. Lewis is a renowned scientist with a long an distinguished carreer, and probably someone we should at least take seriously?

Submission + - Microsoft Continues to Air Dorm Room Sex Ad

theodp writes: 'Forget gay or straight,' writes the Miami Herald's Leonard Pitts in the wake of the Tyler Clementi tragedy. 'How do you do that to someone? Anyone? How do you broadcast someone's moment of intimacy or private indiscretion for the world to laugh at?' You mean like this 'hilarious' Microsoft dorm room sex commercial? OK, it's behind closed doors and the girl is presumably moaning 'awesome' about Windows 7, but the continued airing during NFL games of the Windows-7-was-my-idea 'Hallway' ad — in which a college student sits locked outside of his dorm room all day and night with a DVR-equipped laptop while his roommate is inside having sex — makes one wonder if Microsoft is oblivious to current events. 'Jason gets stranded in the hallway when his roommate is "tutoring" lady friends [nudge nudge, wink wink] in their dorm room,' explains Microsoft. 'Luckily, with Windows 7, his laptop can now work like an HD DVR. So Jason can entertain himself while waiting. And waiting. Aaand waiting some more.'

Submission + - House Rules Book (refresh) (

An anonymous reader writes: House Rules Book explores the complex world of Emma Hunt, who is almost entirely focused on helping her 18 year old son, Jacob, learn to communicate appropriately with his family and peers. This is a Herculean task, considering the fact that Jacob has Asperger's syndrome, a disorder characterized by a compulsive attachment to order and routine, a tendency to take comments literally, hypersensitivity to bright lights, human touch, and scratchy fabrics, a reluctance to make eye contact, lack of empathy, painful bluntness, and difficulty relating to others.

Submission + - Turning PC into Apple Macintosh: Hackintosh Guide (

An anonymous reader writes: A "Hackintosh" is a computer that runs Apple's OS X operating system on non-Apple hardware. This has been possible since Apple's switch from IBM's PowerPC processors to Intel processors a few years ago. Until recently, building a PC-based Mac was something done only by hard-core hackers and technophiles, but in the last few months, building a Hackintosh PC has become much easier. Benchmark Reviews looks at what it's possible to do with PC hardware and the Mac Snow Leopard OS today, and the pros and cons of the building a Hackintosh computer system over purchasing a supported Apple Mac Pro.

Submission + - Chinese Nobel prize winner's wife detained (

suraj.sun writes: The wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been detained in her apartment in Beijing, China, and is not allowed to see people or use her telephone, a human rights group citing her attorney said Sunday. The woman, Liu Xia, has not been charged with a crime, said Freedom Now, a U.S.-based group.

"Liu Xia is under enormous pressure," said Dr. Yang Jianli, a member of Liu Xiaobo's defense team and a human rights specialist with Freedom Now. "We hope that world leaders will immediately condemn this shameful act by the Chinese government and urge Liu Xia's immediate and unconditional release."

Liu Xiaobo won the prize Friday, but news of the win has been blacked out in China, with no mention of it on Chinese media.


Comment You can usually tell (Score 1) 1

A hard core gamer who has no life usually panics when he can't get to his favorite MMORPG. All the sites as well as the game-server where down for a short time while CCP moved them to a new location. The websites are now up and a message that the game will be down until 9pm GMT appears in place of the normal website. Tweet updates are available here, and on their Facebook page .

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