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Comment: Re:Critics should take positive action (Score 1) 993

Would you hire a hitman to kill her, then?

Hire a hitman to kill Debian? I know the Internet has everything, but where would one begin to look? In clonehappy's analogy, the wife is the distribution, not LP.

Besides, I don't know clonehappy, but I'm pretty sure clonehappy would never hire a hitman to kill Debian, LP, or anyone's wife. Strawmen have no place here. (Yeah, I know: "must be new here lol")

Comment: Re:As opposed to the shining example of US democra (Score 1) 557

by npongratz (#46939921) Attached to: Actual Results of Crimean Secession Vote Leaked

I made the same assumption as found in the statement "15% of all Crimeans voted".

Further, arbitrarily limiting the voting population doesn't make an election result any more legitimate.

Whether it's 21% or 30%, the result is not materially different. The overwhelming majority did not vote for the "winner", yet each individual in this overwhelming majority is forced into subordination to the winner.

Comment: As opposed to the shining example of US democracy? (Score 1) 557

by npongratz (#46931261) Attached to: Actual Results of Crimean Secession Vote Leaked

17.8% of the U.S. population voted for George W. Bush in 2000 [0]. 21.0% of the U.S. population voted for Barak Obama in 2012. [1]

Seems to me not very far off from the abstract's note that "15% of all Crimeans voted" to secede. If it's legitimate in the US, why not elsewhere?

[0] Yes, Al Gore did better by winning 18.1%.

[1] Percentages calculated mainly using Wikipedia's numbers, which admittedly are not a primary source, but I'll guess are probably "close enough" to make my point:,_2000,_2012 (for 2012 population)

Classic Games (Games)

20 Years of Commander Keen 152

Posted by Soulskill
from the aliens-ate-my-babysitter dept.
angry tapir writes "This week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Commander Keen game. For those too young to remember, Commander Keen was a series of shareware 2D platform games for the PC released by Apogee Software (aka 3D Realms) developed by no less than id Software — the developers of Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake."

Civilization, as we know it, will end sometime this evening. See SYSNOTE tomorrow for more information.