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Comment Re:Whatever, stalking mods (Score 1) 377

Being an asshole is not a crime. I'm not saying pressing charges was a nice or even moral thing to do; I'm saying it's stupid to expect the local authorities not to prosecute the actual, identifiable crime of destroying someone else's property.

And again, nobody seems to have established what the original crime was - Psychologically abusing someone? Are we going to define "making a fake myspace profile to verbally abuse someone" psychological abuse? Where do you draw those lines? Are we supposed to enact draconian laws to protect borderline cases like this one, knowing full well that they're going to apply to a hell of a lot of cases where we don't want people going to jail (Like the "psycho ex-girlfriend" example someone proposed)? Or should we just leave it to the lynch mob to decide?


Submission + - Compiz and Beryl teams consider merging

mu22le writes: The Compiz and Beryl teams are discussing a merger. Posts on the Compiz forum and Beryl mailing list indicate that the projects are discussing how to execute a merger and work together to deliver a single compositing window manager to give "bling" to the Linux desktop. Beryl forked from Compiz last year, at the time, the Beryl developers said that the split was amicable but necessary because the two projects had different goals. Now it looks like the projects have found common ground.

Submission + - YouTube bans makers of the Blashphemy Challenge

Da_Weasel writes: If you followed the YouTube censorship and deletion of of Nick Gisburne's account after he posted quotations from the Quran, here's another slap in the face to freedom of expression. The Rational Response Squad, of Blasphemy Challenge fame, has had their account suspended by YouTube. No explanation yet why the account was suspended.

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