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Comment: Re:Demographics (Score 1) 84

by PopeRatzo (#49761413) Attached to: Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession

I was playing guitar but stopped to check the various feeds before shutting down and heading to bed. Snowshoeing early tomorrow.

Right on, brother. Tomorrow morning I'll be busting some broncos and then base-jumping off the Sears Tower with a parachute of my own design. After that, I'll be having sex with the entire wait staff of Hooters, one of whom is my wife, Morgan Fairchild.

Comment: Re:In case you were wondering, (Score 1) 316

by PopeRatzo (#49761063) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

Nope, that has nothing to do with the issue, that's a parable about forgiveness.

Is there anything creepier than using the Bible to explain why child molestation isn't really all that bad?

Try reading in context sometime.

Considering the fragmented way the Bible came into being, "context" varies from verse to verse.

Here is the text of Matthew 18:6:

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Now, the word that's translated here as "sin" is actually "skandalizo" (Greek): to “scandalize”;to entrap, that is, trip up (figuratively stumble [transitively] or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure): - (make to) offend.

So I'm sorry, there is no "context" about that verse that makes it any less about scumbags who would mess with kids.

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Journal: Why libressl is stupid

Journal by drinkypoo

I really want to like libressl. But it pretends to be openssl badly. They refused a patch that would have mitigated this whole RAND_egd problem by simply returning that it doesn't work when someone tries to use it, which means that you commonly need a patch to use it at all. If it's not going to work like openssl, then it shouldn't occupy the same space in the filesystem.

Comment: Re:This isn't a question (Score 1) 316

by drinkypoo (#49760551) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

I recall reading about this experiment. Kids were left free to play with any toys they wanted... and, surprise, they still chose the traditional ones.

The majority of them do, yes. That's fine for them to do. Some of them don't. It's not fine for the majority to force them to do so. It's not fine for the parents to force them to do so. They may be ignorant and out of control tiny little humans, but many adult humans are also ignorant and out of control and we still let them dress how they want and in most states and countries, even fuck who they want given consensuality.

Comment: Re:This isn't a question (Score 1) 316

by drinkypoo (#49760541) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

OK nutter, but reduce the argument to a reasonable one — you should be able to designate someone to come see you in the hospital whether you're married or related or not — and we return to there being absolutely no valid reason to not permit you to define the small pool of people who are permitted to see you if you are in the hospital. Speaking for myself, I vehemently do not want my mother permitted into my hospital room for any reason.

Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 1) 105

by drinkypoo (#49760529) Attached to: Google Developing 'Brillo' OS For Internet of Things

Not only various other variations of this (my first PC in particular only had 448kB of RAM, and only 64kB of that was on the mainboard) but my first computer that ran Linux was a 386DX25 with 8MB of RAM and a 120MB disk. And while I threw it away recently, I used to have an iOpener with some kind of rinkydink Linux with an ancient browser on it in just 32MB of disk. ISTR it having 16MB RAM. If anyone would like the wizztronics adapter, I have one here along with a low-profile cooler that fits inside the iOpener's case and is probably worth more than either the machine or the adapter board.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long