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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

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

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)

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20 Years of Commander Keen 152

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."

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