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Comment I don't like hate speech laws. (Score 4, Insightful) 305

I don't like hate speech laws. They tend to be twisted to suppress legitimate political criticism.

Hate speech laws are almost always applied in a disproportionate way. They tend to pick and choose what racist behavior to censor, and what racist behavior is tolerated, compared to what racist behavior isn't tolerated. They pick winners and losers in the game of racism. Rather than condemn all racism, and promote secular egalitarianism.

Are Neo-Nazis, and the KKK Terrorists? Yes.
Are they a Protestant Christian Terrorist group that would not only attack Blacks, and Jews, Muslims but also Catholics, calling them Worshippers of Ba'al and Asherah? Yes.
Is Evangelical Protestant Christianity a dangerous cult that is a clear and present danger to Democracy, Secularism, and the rule of law, and civil rights? Yes.

Is it considered racist against white people or all Christians to say that? No. Because there are many sects of Christianity. With varying interpretations, and this points the finger of one particular violent cult.

Are ISIS and Al-Queada Terrorists? Yes.
Are they a Sunni Wahabi Islamic that would not only attack Blacks, and Jews, and Christians, but also Shites/The Shia for being Heretics for believing the wrong Successor to Muhammad was Ali? Yes.
Do the Sunni Wahabi Muslims represent all of Islam? No. There are several variants of Islam. From Shia, to Amadi, Alloyaite, etc.
Is Sunni Wahabi Islam a dangerous cult that is a clear and present danger to Democracy, Secularism, and the rule of law, and civil rights? Yes.

Is it considered racist against all Sunni Arabs or Arabians in general? Yes, but thats only because the Saudis have successfully lobbied governments to conflate critics of this ideology with critics of brown people.

As long as hate speech laws work this way, real racism, real hate, and real bigotry will go unchallenged.

Comment Run for Parliment, get law overturned. (Score 4, Insightful) 65

Run for Parliment, get law overturned. [One of the reasons] I moved to Canada to escape the DMCA laws in the US. We need legislators who take a hard line "No DMCA" eveywhere we can fight them, the TPM measures here could be used to lock us out from booting Linux on our new PCs in the future. We need a Pirate Party that isn't actually called the Pirate Party to fight hard and declare war on the copyright cartels, and Trusted computing.

Comment Apple represents a mind virus like Microsoft. (Score 0, Troll) 131

Apple represents a mind virus like Microsoft. I see Apple as a predatory company, worse than Microsoft in alot of ways. They sort of represent an Ill in American society you don't see elsewhere. A drive to conformity, and closedminded-ness. They fleece their customer base, worse than Microsoft has over and over. They [should] be hit with Anti-trust and Anti-Monopoly suits. But with the irredeemably corrupt government in the US, it won't happen.

Comment Not really anything new (Score 3, Informative) 164

The idea that Linux might or does have security vulnerabilities is not anything remotely new. I sometimes file five bug reports a day on patches for things like this dealing with Debian, Rosa, Mageia, Fedora, and Suse. I just file the bugs, its up to the Distro Maintainers to read what I post and act on them. Sometimes they mark it as invalid, a Duplicate, already fixed, or Works for me.

Other times I get a patched, or upgraded package in 24-48 hours.

If you see a CVE of something, post it to your relevant bugzilla, and not just one, always provide the CVE and a URL to where you got the CVE From if at all possible. Don't stick your head in the sand and say its not your problem. Keep in mind the world we live in today.

Comment CDMA Carriers (Score 1) 96

This is a serious issue with CDMA Carriers that GSM carriers do not have. USian CDMA Users (Sprint, Verizon, and their Virtual Operators) have no SIM cards to pull from their devices. These people can't just pull a SIM out and put it in another device. Issues like this are why Canada is discontinuing all CDMA as of January 1st 2017.

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