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Comment Cyanogenmod has gone downhill a bit (Score 2) 84

As another example, in late June they promised final snapshot images of CM11 for all devices. Yet relatively few actually got an update while their build system continued to churn out nightlies. Comments on the original blog post are ignored. Sure we all know it is free but don't promise people something if you have no intention of delivering on it.

Comment Re:Glad they didn't read the books (Score 1) 193

There's a rather large gap between writing "a rape occurred" and graphically depicting it. If the events were related by characters secondhand, I'm willing to bet no one would care. GoT does deserves 1st amendment protections, of course, but I can sympathize with people who find it troubling that extended depictions of torture and rape are considered entertaining.

Comment don't draw their attention (Score 3, Interesting) 233

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

Comment Re:The real message is lost on you (Score 1) 467

Why not crack down on the causes of crime, rather than encouraging crime so we have excuses to throw so many in jail and run around armed for our own safety?

The root causes of crime? Poverty, misery and violence is the default human condition. You might as well crack down on the root cause of falling to the earth.
What you ought to be interested in spreading is the 'root causes' of peace, prosperity and cooperation. That means spreading a constructive culture, and having pride and confidence in that culture.

"The geeks shall inherit the earth." -- Karl Lehenbauer