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Comment Re:Is it just me... (Score 1) 253

you are right. I'd add that its very disappointing when scientists credit "one" and "only one" event in human evolution being responsible for our humanity -- in the loosest sense of the word -- and no one can agree on what that "one" event was. Fire? Weapons? Warfare?
It seems art students are happier to not have to worry about all this... oh wait.

Comment Re:Save money on licences... (Score 1) 374

Can they not just save all the hassle and choose Red Hat / Ubuntu / Debian / SlackWare / Mandriva / anything else

By choosing one of these, they'll be exposing themselves to waiting for releases/bugfixes from 3rd parties. Plus it won't be a standardized choice for russia because all these distros are intended for a generic audience.

You can think of the russian approach as centralizing software releases for the country in the hands of one OS "Tzar"

Comment Re:South Park (Score 1) 628

then that isn't coffee you're drinking. :-)

Wrong! Infact a logical're assuming that anyone who drinks coffee cannot be mistaken about making first post.

A better assumption would be that a race condition exists between all coffee drinking first posters.

Comment Re:*plop* (mind blown) (Score 1) 445

The elderly. Seriously, everything is either about the children or the elderly. Anyone between the ages of say 20 and 60 you're on your own.

Have you thought, maybe it has something to do with taxes? If you think of the kids, they'll grow up and pay. If you conspicuously think of the elderly, the tax paying public between 18-60 will notice and have something to look forward to.

Comment Re:It's not the first time, it won't be the last. (Score 3, Funny) 62

I am so angry that politicians are not accountable for their actions. It makes the implementation of democracy a farce because the people in power voted in by the public can basically do whatever the hell they want and walk away with a fat paycheck and pension without having to worry that if they do something seriously wrong they can be punished somehow.

If you hit the bull's eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards, checkmate!

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