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Comment Re:They are even dumber than they seem. (Score 1) 936

I attended one of "these" schools (for a brief period). I was brainwashed and they really got me confused for a while. I was very lucky that my parents moved and I could be raised as a normal - think for yourself - kid.

I can't understand how these people do that to their OWN children. I am really sorry for them. Fundamentalists should never be allowed to raise children. Social security should take these "caged for life" young human beings from these fundamentalists. That's why the world is evolving so slowly. These children are forced to believe that, if they don't believe in it, they will be punished by a bitter/vindictive god. They are controlled by fear, as I used to be.

Then they become adults and continue to believe in these fairy tales like nessy (hopefully not many will believe this one because it's just ridiculous), that two specimen of every species would fit inside a boat (from penguins to kangaroos), that we are all descendents of Adam and Eve (even omitting the genetic problem, there's no other way than incest; and should be a sin), that god had to rest after creating the world (I never understood why he needed to rest. An all powerful entity needs to rest?), and so many other completely ridiculous tales, that you are allowed to make slaves, that a vindictive god called for the death of defenseless little children in Egypt, and so on... I remember that, when I questioned any of these things, I was told I was an idiot blasphemer and until I "embraced" the truth of god I would never be "forgiven".

I do petty these children. I know what I suffered. Please make this torture stop.

These children will propagate indefinitely the hatred for science, perpetuating these myths and truth, in an attempt to prove to themselves and others they are the ones right, doesn't matter how obvious reality proves to be. That's how hard it is...

Submission + - Megaupload Co-Founder Released On Bail (

__aarvde6843 writes: is running the following article: "The co-founder of Megaupload has been freed on bail by a judge in New Zealand. Mathias Ortmann will be the subject of strict conditions including no Internet access. The US will now rely on a United Nations treaty to extradite the Mega team. Separately, it was revealed that the FBI remotely monitored last month’s raids and congratulated New Zealand police on their work."
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The co-founder of Megaupload has been freed on bail by a judge in New Zealand. Mathias Ortmann will be the subject of strict conditions including no Internet access. The US will now rely on a United Nations treaty to extradite the Mega team. Separately, it was revealed that the FBI remotely monitored last monthâ(TM)s raids and congratulated New Zealand police on their work.

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Comment Terrorists (Score 2) 253

The American Mafia that is terrorising the other (EU, and then some) countries (bribing, black-mailing, pressuring, whatever) should be arrested by "your" patriot act and sent to guatanamo. They are a menace not only to the life of every American, as to the whole world.

I never thought that my generation would ever get the world to this state. Seems we were a bad batch... "I don't want to live in this world anymore..."

Comment Hmmm... (Score 1) 376

"Environmentally friendly" is BS. I saw a documentary a few months ago, about the conditions that underage kids live and are forced to work, in Congo and other African countries, to mine needed compounds for the mobile/xPads companies. It's disgusting how big companies continue to ignore that problem, and to lie to customers about where they get their so needed stones...

...For "something completely different": I also like to write some side notes on the books I own. I like to highlight important parts that I will, most likely, be searching for again. Unless you can edit the content of the eBook and are allowed to make notes, highlights and the occasional devil horns and mustache, the whole experience is not yet attainable.

Also there should be a converter from the eBooks you might have already purchased for other platform. I HATE that every time some new gadget/format appears and replaces previous ones, you have to pay the same or even more for the same thing. In relation to vhs/dvd/br I understand because it had to be remastered, digitized, bla, bla, but with something as simple as a book? - There's no justification, it's just pure greed.

Comment Move on?! (Score 1) 168

The last sentence from TFA is really funny "Then you can move on with your life.'"

I never had a facebook page (and believe never will). How will I be able to move on with my life?!... Ahhhhrrgggg...

I don't keep in touch with people just because we used to share the same classroom 20 years ago... Some are my close friends, others just a memory of the past and I like it like that. And get off my lawn!

Comment Ignorance (Score 1) 520

I work in Europe for a computing American Corporate (Nasdaq). They have a Facebook page where they have photos/profiles of employees. They encourage employees to share their facebook pages, and a lot of them like to show where they were last weekend with their snotty babies and friends(!). Unfortunately, even in computing, a lot of people are ignorant in relation to privacy, or choose not to care, as long as they look good with upper management...

OTOH, I have 3 sisters that have non computer related jobs and it's a battle to explain this exact issue here in /. because they too are so naive that fear nothing from their "harmless activities". (As happened to a friend, someone recognized some friends in photos that is a known [pick one - communist, gay, black, pot smoker, etc, bla] and he was stalked for some time...

I lost contact with some friends because they don't look at their emails anymore, but are on facebook every day. I even considered opening a fake account just to contact them, but I too will not bother...

I have never had a facebook/tweeter/myspace/bla,bla account and never will, but I'm a computer programmer...

Comment Why is religion here? (Score 1) 570

I read a small article about it this morning while coming to work.

Instantly I thought about /. and the educated comments that I would read about it... Instead I see that almost 2/3 of this topic is flooded by those theists/atheists comments that everybody already knows. The science guy asking why a/some god(s) allow people to kill and make others suffer in its name(s), the biblical passages of how Adam and Eve populated the earth without incest, the Noe's arc, the age of the earth, the universe and everything, bla, bla...

I was hopping for more great scientific minds that contribute to /. to make us (the mortals - not theoretical physicists:) understand why this hot plasma is important for our understanding of the universe and what preliminary case scenarios we can take from it.

I would love to have you commenting this great subject (despite the idiotic title) with scientific explanations/consequences/ideas/educated speculations - and forget about that fanboy religious/non-religious wars. (I almost compare that to nVidia vs ATI or Win vs OS/X).


Submission + - The Star Wars Kid is back (

An anonymous reader writes: It was eight years ago that Ghyslain Raza slashed his way into our hearts with his Star Wars Kid video. Sadly, Raza suffered from severe bullying and abuse for his video and eventually ended up in a psychiatric ward for children. However, his video was seen 1 billion times and multiple thousands of geeks came immediately to his defense. While those must have been the worst years of his life, things are now looking up.

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