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Comment Re:I'm oddly torn (Score 1) 649

This case raises an internal moral conflict that I'm neither used to feeling nor comfortable with. I'm very grateful that I wasn't on that jury. It isn't my place to hold another person's life in my hands.

While I commend you for your analytical thought process of elimination based upon moral prejudice, I feel you should be reminded... It wasn't his place to hold other's lives (and death) at his hands, but he was perfectly fine with that moral conflict, without second guessing.

That being said, I would prefer to see him used for science experiments, rather than sit in a jail or quickly executed. A high energy laser test session comes to mind... =p

Comment The perspective of Nordic Invalidity (Score 1) 136

The entire population of Iceland is estimated to be between 300,000 to 325,000 people, depending on which wikipedia page you read.

In other words, Iceland has 3x the amount of people as the entire city of Flint, Michigan.

Their economic and/or political models hold no merit in comparison to anything outside of Flint, Michigan.

Comment Databases are like assholes... (Score 1) 320 essentially, the author of this article sat back and tried to comprehend why anyone else would use a database that he would never use, put himself in their position, fap, and blog about it, only to conclude that he still loves the one he uses commonly, to begin with. I think the influx of reddit migrants has sent slashdot back to n00b flamebait central.

Comment Apparently this generation doesn't understand (Score 1) 255

the way this country, or our laws, work.

Time to hit the books, and stop reading reddit and slashdot as your sole source of "knowledge". It will do you wonders. There was this invention some years ago, called a search engine, and it yields vast amounts of useful, as well as useless, information. The trick is, you actually have to "research" some of the items of interest, instead of being spoonfed propaganda all day by your equally-uneducated peers.

-GenX Survivor

Comment Those evil bastards!!! (Score 1) 239

God forbid they have the tools they need to do their jobs. I mean, seriously, look how abusive they are with it. Look at the hundreds of thousands of American Citizens who are monitored and sent to re-education camps for posting stuff on facebook. We're almost as bad as China. This is madness. Repent!! /sarcasm

Comment Re:WindowMaker (Score 1) 611

Rockin it old school. Simple, elegant, unobtrusive.

Anything else would be uncivilized.

It's also very nice to be able to sync your menus with items dynamically driven from a database. Although that takes a bit of work to get it going, it is nice being able to. I'm sure that can be done w/ other WMs as well, but who wants to use those crappy desktop interfaces? =p

Comment Well, that explains... (Score 1) 1482

...why my OKcupid profile gets more visits from gay dudes than attractive straight women. I'll take that as a complement, I guess.

Most of the straight women on there are either BBWs, or neurotic vegans/vegetarians. There are a few hotties, but why bother if they're just attention-validation seeking narcissists.

I'd rather take my chances w/ the hoodrats on Plenty of Fish.

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall