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Comment: Re:informal poll (Score 1) 641

by o'reor (#46661543) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

I use Linux at work and at home. So does my wife on her own laptop. I also maintain a Linux distro on my parents' laptop, which spares them the hassle of dealing with malware/viruses/adwares.

Despite having had trouble with trojans and adware on their Windows PC, and the fact that Linux would cover 100% of their computing needs, I still haven't convinced my inlaws to migrate to Linux, and they've had their PC unusable for a few weeks now, once again, due to adware.


Comment: Re:Coming soon to your country. (Score 3, Insightful) 537

Oh come on. Is it Muslims that are suing the Kansas Board of Schools for teaching evolution in classes ? Is it Muslims that enacted abortion laws that require medical rape with a sonar to make women feel more guilty for doing it ?

You've got enough brain-dead biggots in your country to make it as bad any backwards theocracy.

Comment: Why Switzerland ? (Score 3, Interesting) 245

by o'reor (#44999055) Attached to: Swiss War Game Envisages Invasion By Bankrupt French
That's ridiculous. Why would the French army go to the pains of crossing the alps and trying to invade a country that has atomic shelters everywhere, a well trained national guard and a good army (or reputedly so), when it would only take two days and an infantry division to invade filthy-rich Luxembourg ?

Add a navy operation on Jersey, Guernesey and Sark to hunt down rogue bankers in neighouring tax havens for good measure, and voilà !

Comment: Re:Intelligence (Score 4, Insightful) 110

by o'reor (#44737153) Attached to: Egyptian Authorities Detain French "Spy" Bird Found With Tracker
If you are supporting Morsi, I suppose you're supporting his vocal positions on Jews and freedom of press, here you go.

After watching this, I consider that any man with just a little common sense would support the overthrow of Morsi. Which does not mean supporting the slaughter of hundreds of opponents in the aftermath. But the independence of the USA was not completed in one day, neither was the French revolution, nor will the Arab revolutions. It takes time before an appeased democracy takes place after centuries of colonial occupation and military dictatorships.

Comment: Hardly news (Score 5, Insightful) 66

by o'reor (#44198487) Attached to: Toxic Green Algae Takes Over Beaches Off Yellow Sea In China
This is no news for us in Brittany, France. We've had those algae for the last 25 years on our beaches.

The reason ? Industrial farming, mainly. The manure that our farmers spread over the fields is washed down to the rivers and the sea shores. The level of phosphorous and nitrogen in the water rises and leads to massive, smelly "green tides" of algae on our beaches.

Unfortunately, no effective action is taken to correct these trends, and industrial farming tends to grow ever bigger and pollute our water ever more despite several warnings from the ECJ.

Comment: Re:Saving American lives (Score 1) 622

by o'reor (#43015167) Attached to: Future Fighters Won't Need Ejection Seats

Oh yeah, like no innocent civilian life was ever taken out by some jerk piloting a drone from an office seat 10000 miles away. Please.

I'm not saying that US soldiers are not making sacrifices or that they're not being sent into harm's way. They deserve respect.

We're talking about drones here. The US is using plenty of them to direct so-called "targeted strikes" on presumed terrorist groups. Which often turn out to be just families living next door.

Hey, would you mind if Pakistan or China sent out a few drones to hunt criminals on US ground, and accidentally killed civilians instead ? Oh, I thought so.

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