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Comment Re:Basement Dweller (Score 1) 337

My apologies, I did not realize you were mentally deficient. I didn't mean to make fun.

Let me explain so even you can understand. Hypothetical situation (means not real, but could be): I install Linux on a spare PC I have laying around. I attempt to install the driver for the graphics card in this spare PC. I click the button labeled "click here to install just works graphics driver". It doesn't work, gives an error message. Do some reading online, find other people with same problem, they say go to CLI and type this to make it work. I do so and it now "just works". This is my personal "experience" with installing a driver in Linux.

You do the same, click the "just works" button. And it works. This is YOUR experience with installing a driver in Linux.

There ya go, go drink that chocolate milk your mom just brought down to you.

Comment Re:Simply not true (Score 2) 337

But it's still crashy both on video drivers and API being badly implemented in it, and you still need fairly deep knowledge of the OS to get stuff properly installed, configured and running.

Do you know what I did to get my graphics card up and running on Linux...NOTHING. You clearly have never used Linux.

Yes because your personal experience with Linux equates to what everyone experiences with it. Yep, no differences. You clearly haven't left your mom's basement in a VERY long time.

Comment Re:This will obviously help. (Score 0) 511

You are preventing them from engaging in commerce and public life.

It's basically Amish shunning or Hawthorne's Scarlet letter but without the obvious initial "buy in" of joining an extremist religious cult first.

The sacred cow will ensure the precedent is set in general so that it can be applied to YOU next time.

I believe the intent is to prevent pedophile pedators from clandestinely communicating with potential underage prey. However, since sex-offender status is applied to more than just pedophiles, I would think that this is overly broad.

But since creepy and pervy is so creepy and pervy and decent people don't want to be associated with creepy and pervy and doing so may alert law enforcement, I doubt anybody will actually object to this treatment. They basically adopt the "don't do kiddie porn, don't fark teens and kiddies, don't rape or grope anybody and don't expose yourself in public if you want to play online games" attitude.

"Creepy and Pervy" is a slippery slope. Person A calls themselves a christian and as such doesn't agree with the lifestyle choices a homosexual makes. BAM, hate crime! Kick em off the internet! Can't have those horrible creepy ideas making their way out to other people! We're a civilized society.

Comment Re:But if GOOGLE does it (Score 1) 278

In this specific case, I feel the ends justify the means.

Well enjoy the fallout that comes from this. If Motorola wins by trolling with FRAND patents you can be sure other parties will turn around and do the same back at them and Android.

If the fallout entails a fixing of the patent system then we all will enjoy it, thanks.

Comment Re:Why not use RSA? (Score 1) 218

Companies for years have been using RSA-like security for their VPN clients and now MMORPG's like Star Wars The Old Republic have come up with iPhone and Android apps as additional security to passwords. Why not use this type of authentication with a CD key?

Are you talking about a randomized "Key" to install/start the game? Or are we back to needing a randomized number tied to your online account thus requiring always online? Sort of like Diablo 3, with their battle.net authenticator app?

Comment Re:Well I say (Score 2) 1069

This. That always confounded me - why on earth would an earnest religious person turn away someone from their church, just because they were a sinner? Aren't non-christians the people you -want- to come to church? Afterall, Christ did lunch with sinners, and preached love and compassion. It's become clear to me that many christians (but not all) are not interested in saving souls, but only about their social club that lets them feel superior to people who are not Them - the other, the different, the outsider. It used to be the jews and gypsies until it became unpopular to ostracise them - now it's the gays and muslims.

The key phrase there being "earnest religious person". This does not automatically infer someone is a christian. Applying that same phrase to a muslim, would you assume an "earnest religious person" is a muslim because they blow themselves up? Of course not.

1 Corintians 5: 9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10 not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. 11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister[c] but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.”

Referring specifically to the "wolf in sheep's clothing", someone who claims to be a "brother or sister" (ie christian) but acts in the complete opposite of the Word's commandments and bearing no fruit as a follower of Christ. As stated in reference to those who make no claims of being part of the body " What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church."

Long story even longer, while as a christian I will not make excuses for the sins people commit (including mine), I am tasked by my lord to inform them that there is a better way. This way allows us all to be forgiven and therefore conquer sin and death resulting in everlasting life with God. The word teaches performing homosexual acts is rebellion against God and the way he made us. I am to denounce the sin, but love the sinner as Jesus teaches:

Luke 6: 27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

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