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Journal Journal: On Karma Whoring II

Okay, so far karma is still excellent. Occaisionally whoring takes a backseat to my actual interests in the nerd community, and it is about such an occaision that I write today.
I replied to a post by Bruce Perens, regarding the ability of Free and Open Source Software to overcome program management issues, as illustrated by X.org's fork of XFree86. He replied in agreement. I practically came all over my monitor at that. I mean, Bruce Perens! Before that, the only truly famous people I ever dealt with were Wil Wheaton (sorry dude) and Neil Patrick Harris, who happened to be on a Southwest Airlines flight from LA to Albuquerque with me. (Sorry again, here- nothing against you). Both were relatively minor famous people. But Bruce, well, let's just say if I was gay, and I am not (not that there's anything wrong with that) well, you know.
Okay, back to whoring, but every once in a while slashdot is just The Place To Be, you know? Even for us fucktards.

Oh- and if I had to hang with a second rate hollywood star it would be Wil. Just takes himself less seriously, more fun personality. He's a bleeding heart liberal, but on some issues, I guess I can be too.
Just in case I posted something that really chafed you, here are my positions on the "issues". Feel free to comment if for some reason you've found yourself reading this.
1. Military intervention in Iraq: FOR.
Taxes: LOWER
Creationism in public Schools: Not in "science" class, that's for sure.
Gay Marriage: Okay. The constitution basically says that we have equal rights. That means you get to cover your partner under your medical insurance, transfer property, all that. So there can be no restriction on gay marriage in a truly constitutional and free nation.
Sex Ed: Well, I have seen some pretty over the top examples of "education" so I will say Yes With Limits. Teaching my six year old that anal sex with a jackalope is healthy and natural will not be popular with me.
Welfare: Yes, after you prove that there's a good reason for you not to get your ass to work.
Separation of Church and State: Yes.
Hate Crimes Legislation: Yes, if it's equally applied to all racially motivated attacks, and not just the ones committed against minorities.
Universal Healthcare: FUCK NO.
Me working my whole life for the betterment of society without any expectation of personal gain or enrichment: I'm gonna vote 'no' on that too. No socialism for me, thanks.
Canada: No.

Journal Journal: On Karma Whoring

I have changed my mind, and will now Karma-whore permanently. Whatever you just modded up was probably bullshit I said to appeal to your vanity. It is likely I don't mean it at all. Then, whammo! I will have whored myself out for anonymous, false recognition from strangers! Yay! /retard
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Journal Journal: First entry, on Moderation

Moderation. Such an interesting word, with dual definitions. To do something in moderation means to do it in a limited way. To moderate means to make moderate, or to limit or control.
Perhaps I am a troll. Perhaps not. Most of my karma is excellent, except that every time one of my posts deviates from the slashdot collective mentality, I am modded -1, redundant, -1, troll, or -1, redundant. I am sick of that. Use your mod points to uplift, and show some personality. Use TROLL for deliberate attempts to hijack a thread , not just to enforce your limited view of the universe. Your view could be correct, but it's not the only view. Don't be a thought-bigot.

PS- I try to use mod points fairly. I meta-moderate to enforce fairness. Moderate accordingly.
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Journal Journal: I'm so tired of PC laptops! 1

I rent LCD projectors to the unsuspecting public.

Every time, I have to babysit the PC laptop owner while he hooks his POS laptop to the projector. Why? Because for some reason NO version of windows can handle the addition of second display. Some windows versions seem to think they need special drivers just to put an XGA signal out the port. Yes, I know, you can just 'Next' out of the dialog to proceed, but it scares the customers like crazy.

Then, once the OS is happy, you still don't get anything out of the laptop. Why? Even though the OS knows there's a display hooked to the external VGA port, the laptop has to be told to use it. What kind of stupid crap is that? Even better: Every brand of laptop has its own different key combination for 'activating' the VGA output. Of course, almost no laptop owners (including most /. readers) know what key combination their laptop needs. Some use Fn/F5, some Fn/F8, they all have different cryptic icons on the function keys. Stupid PC laptops.

Of course, it's always my fault, or the fault of my projector. It's even better when I hear about it 2 weeks later when the whole crowd was left with the impression that my equipment was to blame. Stupid PC laptops.

"What about Mac laptops?", you may ask. No Mac laptop user has ever had any problem with my projectors. They simply hook up to my projector, and it works. No problem. Yet people still claim that PCs are just as user-friendly as Macs. Wrong, they are.

Stupid PC laptops.

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