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Comment: Everywhere (Score 4, Insightful) 244

by nospam007 (#49188723) Attached to: Facebook Rant Lands US Man In UAE Jail

I live in Luxembourg, Europe and last month we jailed a guy for 9 months for a Facebook rant.

(CS/mth) Two Luxembourg nationals on Thursday were found guilty of sending death threats to immigrant rights activists Serge Kollwelter and Laura Zuccoli, with one of the men sentenced to nine months in prison.

The pair were found guilty by a Luxembourg City court of publishing xenophobic comments and threats in a discussion feed on Facebook on March 31 last year.

A 54-year-old defendant was sentenced to nine months in prison, while his 45-year-old co-defendant was served a nine-month suspended sentence, under the condition that he will not be caught for a similar offence over the next five years. ...

Comment: Re:How about healing spinal cord injuries first? (Score 1) 210

by nospam007 (#49146189) Attached to: Surgeon: First Human Head Transplant May Be Just Two Years Away

"Right now, we can't even repair spinal cord injuries where head and body belong to the same person. Once that becomes a routine medical procedure, we might think about head transplants and how to solve the problems associated with them."

That may very well be, but there are no people with spine injuries on the boards that decide about the grants to scientists, but many old people with a need for a young body.

Comment: Re:Slashdot (Score 1) 301

"Anybody else's Slashdot break today?"

I had to click on every icon on the page, to try to log in.

Only when I clicked the icon with an arrow pointing to an exit door, I succeeded. (sic)

Also, why show me the crappy 'deals' stuff if I have a non-US IP, since you won't ship anything, even if I wanted it.

This has been the _worldwide_ web for a quarter of a century, assholes.

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