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Comment Re:Who Says they Never Paid for those Nukes... (Score 1) 215

Norman Finkelstein is a Jewish Antisemite. A useful idiot at best, a self-hating Jew at worst.

Is Chris Rock a self-hating African American for doing a skit about how he "loves black people" but "hates niggers" (his words) and fears getting mugged or assaulted by them and owns guns to protect himself from them?

The general unwritten rule of Political Correctness is that a member of a minority group who criticizes that group cannot be considered a racist or ethnocentrist.

Of course you know, the childish concern over who hates whom and what terrible name with which you should brand them has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO with the truth of what they say. You do know that, right? If the worst racist in the world claims that two plus two equals four, he would be correct, unless you want to give such scum the power to redifine all of mathematics while you're at it.

Comment Re:UNDER THE POLICE STATE ... (Score 1) 321

We have too many people who are products of their environment, knowing only what they were taught,

Sounds like another veiled stab at the education system. Do you think the people would have been better off if schools were abolished? That never made sense to me.

Actually, prior to mandatory public schooling, America was held in awe by the rest of the world because it had one of the most educated populations known. I urge you to read The Underground History of American Education if you would. It will be quite a revelation.

The public schooling system was inspired by the Hindu caste system in which about 1-2% could rule the rest with no fear of revolts, and the system used by Prussia that regimented their society and gained them power. This was done by old-money families and other monied interests who had a dreadful fear of American entrepreneurial ethic in which over 90% of people owned their own business and had their own independent livelihood. That doesn't jive with factory production and corporate systems at all. The founders of public education were quite open about this in the late 1800s when they gained ground. They didn't hide it; they were proud of their reasons and motivations.

Comment Re:And now they get credit for saving us (Score 5, Insightful) 322

Do people really fall for this?

To the ones pulling the strings, such an incredibly short memory and inability to draw contrasts is not a bug, it's a strongly encouraged feature.

Most people are passive mentally and believe thinking to be a burden that should be avoided whenever possible. Therefore, if the TV news doesn't specifically highlight something in a nice ADD-friendly 10-second sound bite, it won't be widely known. If this sounds incredible or alien to you, it's because the Slashdot crowd doesn't represent mainstream America (though the way people keep arguing from emotion, that's changing).

There is no one in power who wants a well-informed, smart, savvy, thinking population that has a long memory, is familiar with dialectic and able to easily perform critical thinking. No one running the show wants that at all. It's no surprise that within the little feudal system of a corporation that no one is forced to do business with, this goes unnoticed. It goes unnoticed with huge political changes that affect daily life.

Comment Re:You think that government is apolitical? (Score 1) 640

Corporations can dictate what is and what isn't allowed, in your own personal life and in how you choose to conduct it?

Can you do what you want with the products you buy?

Corporations can choose to arrest or detain or kill whomever they want, without repercussion?

Bhopal, BP Gulf oil spill, West Texas fertilizer plant. Of course corporations can detain and kill whomever they want without repercussion. And if there are any repercussions at all, they are puny compared to their profit from the same activity. So, if you're a Wall Street bank, you can steal half a trillion, tank the world economy, and get a fine that represents .0001 of your profits.

The kind of power that corporations can only dream of.

They don't have to just dream about what they can readily buy.

Comment Re:What they think of you. (Score 1) 172

The term "poaching" is hardly unique to the tech industry, noob.

No, but I'm referring to how it's used in reference to corporate hiring and human resources.

The fact that snatching employees away from other corporations is called "poaching" is an indication of what they think of you.

Comment Re:Ardour (Score 1) 223

I used to be a Logic user and I find that Pro-tools produced music is too sterile, formulaic and doesn't excite me sonically. I use Ardour to record several projects for a variety of acoustic control decisions.

All DAWs can be used as a simple tape deck. Just because Pro Tools gives you certain tools and possibilities doesn't mean you have to use them. The notion that music recorded and mixed in Pro Tools has to have a certain "sound" shows that you still have a bit to learn about the"production process from the instrument all the way to the final mastering stage".

I'd rather have a program like Reaper, which gives me options to go as simple or as complex as I want, than a program like Ardour, that gets in my way and makes things more difficult because the designers didn't have a clear vision of workflow in audio.

If I had all the time in the world and was a Linux zealot, I'd happily use Ardour (as long as I'd never seen what a professional DAW can do). As I said, if all I was doing was being a basement hobbyist Jonathan Coulton, then Ardour would be totally fine. As long as you didn't expect to use professional audio interfaces. Try to use Ardour with an Apollo interface

If your goal is to make music using only OSS software (for some reason), then Ardour is what you want. But Reaper works perfectly well in Wine and is a real DAW. If you want to step up to making music more than a hobby, you'll want to find something better.

Seriously, friend, I've been where you are. Keep an open mind about this. However, if you are married to the idea of Ardour, I'd suggest looking at a product called the Harrison Mixbus. It's based on Ardour if I remember correctly and it's far more refined. When I used Ardour, I found it to make life and the sound a lot better.

Comment Re:Wrong! (Score 1) 640

Jefferson was an expert on capitalism?

Not capitalism, corporatism.

In fact here's one of his quotes on the subject:

âoeI hope we shall crush⦠in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."

And I'll bet you didn't know that Jefferson and Madison wanted the Bill of Rights to contain an 11th Amendment.

"The amendment would have made it illegal for corporations to own other corporations, or to give money to politicians, or to otherwise try to influence elections. Corporations would be chartered by the states for the primary purpose of âoeserving the public good.â Corporations would possess the legal status not of natural persons but rather of âoeartificial persons.â

It sounds like Jefferson and Madison (the Father of Conservativism) had a pretty damn good idea of what was coming. But even then, there were large and powerful corporations who worked to defeat the vision that Jefferson and Madison had to make government a counterbalance to corporate power.

Comment Voted down (Score 1) 1

an invasive species native to South America has been threatening biological diversity in the ear which can have lasting consequences on the ecosystem

Threatening biological diversity in the ear? Huh? Plus, when I tried to go to your link it wanted a username and password. Fix the summary, find a better link, and resubmit.

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