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Comment Re:Is this legal?? (Score 1) 52

You know, phones were and still are a proprietary communication network

The phone network is run by COMMON CARRIERS. That's the opposite of proprietary. Facebook is absolutely nothing like the phone network. In fact, the difference is so obvious that I question the sincerity and motivations of anyone who tries to conflate them!

Comment Re:How about... (Score 1) 52

FFS, why is this so hard?

Because it's WRONG! The entire GODDAMN FUCKING CONCEPT of political parties is WRONG! It is absolutely asinine that those private corporations are even allowed to field candidates, or restrict which candidates may be fielded. Primary elections are fundamentally a misuse of public resources and should be abolished altogether, and all candidates should be required to meet the exact same requirements to get on the ballot, regardless of affiliation -- which itself should not even be disclosed on the candidate qualifying form and which should be prohibited from being listed on ballots.

Comment Re:Why make this into yet another gender thing? (Score 1) 608

Well how the fuck do I build a rapport and relationship with my colleagues without being a fucking mind reader, if harassment is possible when you're trying to give someone a genuine compliment?

By complimenting her work instead of her shoes. After all, you don't go around complimenting your male coworkers' fucking shoes, do you?

Comment Re:Hmmmmmmm (Score 2) 163

Hey dipshit, you're so ignorant you've got your "wealth transfer" argument backwards.

In reality, the only inequitable transfer of wealth comes from the fact that polluters are free-riders, able to inflict expensive damage on everyone else with impunity.

They have no right to fuck up everyone else's air, and it is exactly the 100% correct "free market" solution to make them pay for it!

Every free-market libertarian should support abolishing the SUBSIDY on pollution.

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 237

More importantly, nobody is being forced. Every developer and contributor anywhere is completely free to make their own Linux distribution without systemd, or fork an existing one.

you don't have the right to make other free software contributors use the specific tools you like.

That's disingenuous and contradictory. By adding SystemD dependencies to all sorts of unrelated software (including the entirety of GNOME), Lennart et. al. really are asserting that they have some right to make other free software contributors use the specific tools they like.

It is insane to be forced to choose my desktop environment based on its compatibility with my init system.

Submission + - Comcast Proves Need for Net Neutrality by Trying to Censor Advocacy Website (fightforthefuture.org)

mrchaotica writes: As most Slashdot readers are probably aware, the FCC, under the direction of Trump-appointed chairman Ajit Pai, is trying to undo its 2015 decision to protect Net Neutrality by classifying ISPs as common carriers. During the recent public comment period, the FCC's website was flooded with pro-Net-Neutrality comments from actual people (especially those who heeded John Oliver's call to arms) as well as anti-Net-Neutrality comments posted by bots using the names and addresses of people without their consent. The fake comments use boilerplate identical to that used in a 2010 press release by the conservative lobbying group Center for Individual Freedom (which is funded by Comcast, among other entities), but beyond that, the entities who perpetrated and funded the criminal acts have not been conclusively identified.

In response to this brazen attempt to undermine the democratic process, the Internet freedom advocacy group Fight for the Future (FFTF) created the website Comcastroturf.com to call attention to the fraud and allow people to see if their identity had been misappropriated. Comcast, in a stunning display of its tone-deaf attitude towards free speech, has sent a cease-and-desist order to FFTF, claiming that Comcastroturf.com violates its "valuable intellectual property[sic]."

According to the precedent set in Bosley Medical Institute, Inc. v. Kremer , websites created for the purpose of criticizing an organization can not be considered trademark infringement. As such, FFTF reportedly has no intention of taking down the site.

"This is exactly why we need Title II net neutrality protections that ban blocking, throttling, and censorship," said Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, "If Ajit Pai's plan is enacted, there would be nothing preventing Comcast from simply blocking sites like Comcastroturf.com that are critical of their corporate policies," she added. "It also makes you wonder what Comcast is so afraid of? Are their lobbying dollars funding the astroturfing effort flooding the FCC with fake comments that we are encouraging Internet users to investigate?"

Could there be a better example to illustrate why ensuring strong Net Neutrality protections by regulating ISPs as common carriers is so important?

Comment Re:Haha (Score 1) 520

I guess you missed the memo. There is no such thing as the alt-right. They were trying to associate themselves with the right, they are leftists. Fascist are always leftist. Between Communism and socialism.

Absolute nonsense!

You, completely idiotically, are trying to pretend that it's possible to present political ideology along only a single axis. This is false. Once you recognize that politics exists along at least two axes (liberal - conservative along X, and libertarian-authoritarian along Y), you realize that fascism is actually centrist authoritarianism.

KKK (founded and run by the Democrats - look it up)

LOL! FYI, dumbass, the Democrats -- and especially the "Dixiecrat" faction -- were not leftist at the time.

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