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Comment Re:Might be controversial but its not bad at all (Score 1) 403

Oh is it underrated ? Poor windows. No attention at all !
How on earth you got modded +5 is beyond me. That nonsense about using Linux because of ideology is even worse than your Windows comments.

For a power user, Windows is a joke. An OS* that people are often forced into using. Less and less thankfully. It's awesome for being disconnected from internet and running games on it though.

* = Slowly mutating to become a locked down spyware/adware, instead of a locked down bug ridden children's desktop toy it once was.

Submission + - Democrat Operatives Caused Violence at Trump Rallies, Framed Sanders Supporters (youtube.com) 16

Xenographic writes: A new video has come out detailing how Democratic operatives created violence at Trump rallies. You may remember that they then framed Sanders supporters for those protests. This video is notable because one of the operatives, Zulema Rodriguez, can be identified in videos of the Arizona protests at 17:35 in this independent video as well as at 10:30 in the first video link. Furthermore, you look at the FEC records of disbursements to her and see that she was paid by MoveOn.org. Finally, this again can be corroborated with the Wikileaks dump, specifically this email. For those too lazy to browse all the links, you can see Zulema's appearance in both videos in this image and note that it's the same person down to the tiny mole on her chest.

Submission + - SPAM: Pentagon paid a British PR firm $500M for top secret Iraq propaganda

geekymachoman writes: "The Pentagon gave a controversial UK PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda programme in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal.

Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee.

The agency’s staff worked alongside high-ranking US military officers in their Baghdad Camp Victory headquarters as the insurgency raged outside."

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Comment Re:Omar Saddiqui Mateen? (Score 1) 1718

>Gay people are persecuted just as much in Christian countries as in muslim countries, just not in our Christian countries in the West because we're that much more progressive. Ex-soviet regions like Serbia, Georgia, Lithuania, and Russia itself, as well as many African nations and some Central and South American nations that are Christian treat gay people just as poorly.

Just a correction - Serbia is not and was not part of any soviet regimes. Serbia, or more precise ... Yugoslavia (in which Serbia was a member state) was an enemy of Stalin's Russia. Serbia is also not Eastern Europe, culturally nor geographically. Geographically it's SOUTH Eastern Europe and culturally it's more central Europe because it's very close to countries such as Austria, Slovenia, Etc. Only Croatia being between Serbia and aforementioned countries, and Croatia itself is the same people with same language as Serbia (and also, a ex-yugoslavian country) just different religion... and funny enough, you don't see Croatia being mentioned to be USSR state... ever.

Staling attempted to assassinate Tito 6 times and failed.
Yugoslavian countries freed themselves (yugoslav partisans), without any help of USSR (or anybody else), from the nazi occupation.
Tito's funeral was the largest state funeral ever. From wikipedia:

"Based on the number of attending politicians and state delegations, it is still regarded as the largest state funeral in history.[2] They included four kings, 31 presidents, six princes, 22 prime ministers and 47 ministers of foreign affairs. They came from both sides of the Cold War, from 128 different countries out of 154 UNO members at the time.[3]"

I know it's offtopic, it just bothers the hell out of me when people say that Serbia was part of USSR .. or is bordering Russia or any other dumb statement like that.

Regarding how gays are treated in Serbia... not very well. But they are not very well treated anywhere in Europe in reality. Go hold hands with a dude in some parts of London or Paris after 9 pm if you want to test the theory. There is a conflict between gay people and zealot football fans in Serbia, and it happens every time gay people start showing themselves off, but in no way reflects what majority of those Christians you mentioned think.

So if you want to be throwing your *opinions* out there, at least don't make factual errors like this and ACTUALLY read about the things that you're writing about. You obviously have no idea how they treat gay people in Serbia, you don't know anything about Serbia except the propaganda material you heard out-of-context, which leads me to believe you have no idea about Russia or any other countries you mentioned... again.. just what your overlords brainwashed you into *believing*, apparently. You are no better than those Christian fundamentalists you're talking about. They have been brainwashed too.

Comment Re:65 VW Bug (Score 1) 373

> Does anyone around here remember DRIVING those carbureted, non-computer cars?

Maybe your American cars had breaks failing and stuff like that, us in Europe... well, I drive a car since before I got my licence. Started at 12, never got any of these things you mentioned, nor did anybody else.

I NEVER heard of anybody having their breaks fail (they gradually loose effectiveness, until you fix them). Engine cutting off ? Sure... if something (electrical component usually) fails at the time you're driving - again, not a problem if you're maintaining your car. Happened 2 to me in 15 years of driving a car. Not a big deal.
And I'm talking about 15 year old car.. that's how my car was old when I started driving it.

Thing was, 20 years ago, you could fix your car yourself for minor problems, now when you open the hud... you can just stare at it.

I myself don't want my freaking car connected to internet or being "smart" in any way. I'm smart enough for it.

Comment watches as a functional thing.. (Score 1) 202

... are extinct. People I know that still have watches, most of them have watches as a fashion statement. It's a jewelry.

Other groups I'm aware of are old people who need glasses to see their phone screen, and "some" rich people to show off. Who the f needs a $1000+ USD watch ? Never mind $5k+.

Eventually they gonna disappear all together same as pocket watches did.

It's called evolution. Either you keep with the times or eventually you loose your business and get forgotten.

Comment Re:Not the best summary... (Score 1) 195

> I'm not a big fan of government coercion as the solution to everything, but vaccinations are a public health issue where you are affecting more than yourself whenever you sneeze.

How ? Aren't you vaccinated ? If you're vaccinated against flu, and then 5 days later I get the flu and I'm not vaccinated... you still gonna get sick if I sneeze ?

If we throw that argument out of the window, why on earth would you accept governments forcing people into this ? If I consciously decide not to vaccinate myself and my children, what does that have to do with you ? You're already vaccinated, how can I threaten you ?

Comment Re:Meanwhilie is Russia, GMOs are banned - Serious (Score 0) 446

> I have all ready arranged an explanation for you guys when Russia shows lower rates of disease X and scientists proclaim the "Russia Paradox":

Of course. Because you Americans are all smart, all powerful and always right. No propaganda in your _free_, _democratic_ country. No corruption in your country, you legalized it. You don't kill and commit genocide while you wage war, only Russia and those other "non-friendly" countries do. You are morally superior to everybody, and you're better than everybody !! Right ?? C'mon now, don't pretend you don't think like that.

Fuck your science. It's fueled by money and as long as it is "corrupted" like that, I don't want it to be anywhere near me ..and especially not in my food.

One thing is sure. I'll never come close to your country. Really wanted when I was young, but the older I am.. I'm seeing that you people are seriously disconnected from reality and well, just plain nuts. You people are nuts. Thank god there are countries in this world that don't give a shit about what you think and your laws, so I, and other sane citizens of this planet can go. Yes, Russia is saner than you ever will be.

So once more, fuck you, your country, it's laws, three letter agencies, monsanto, militarized police, propaganda machine that's too big to comprehend (everytihng on you tv, hollywood included), politician sociopaths war criminals (every single one of them) I hope you have a FAT life. As I'm sure you will.

Stuff those chemically laced and fake rotten food up in your arrogant know-it-all-all-righteous mouth !

Comment Re:And still we don't learn (Score 2) 89

Because it's easy to install and maintain, it has millions of free templates and plugins and it's highly flexible.
Because small startups cannot AFFORD a custom coded CMS, themes, plugins or TRAINING.
Small startups/businesses in my experience are majority of wordpress users and their money is better spent on marketing, paychecks, and everything else that's needed to get the project off the ground.

I can literally set you up with a site and a ecommerce system in 20 minutes for FREE - that's why. The site that will be functional and professional looking.

The guy I work for now is doing sales of his own brand product. All his sites are in wordpress including the shop site. All of these were made by "clueless" people (in terms of IT knowledge) and he's doing $35k USD a month in sales after 1 year of doing it.
It's a small startup, and if wordpress didn't exist - his business wouldn't exist and salaries for 4 people wouldn't exist.

Wordpress has pretty good support as well. Updates are released often, and on dashboard you get notified of those updates - after which you do 2 clicks - done. Up2date, vulnerability gone. If they don't fix known bug, cool - hire somebody to fix it for you.

I know slashdot people like to shit on wordpress, PHP etc., but hundreds of thousands of businesses are on internet because of wordpress. It's a great CMS.
Internet is not only geek's playground anymore. Common people are on it now and are running their own internet business thanks to wordpress/joomla, facebook apple and the likes. But I also know average slashdot nerd don't care or understand much about how things work outside of what he does for a living.

Comment cause of intent (Score 1) 460

Whatever people invent some other people are gonna try to exploit it, and in some cases they will succeed.
To successfully prevent people murdering other people you need to treat the cause of that intent. Or at least start thinking about it instead of just forcing another dumb law or trying to put a camera in the cockpit, remote control .. whatever.

In 20 years there will be so many laws and regulations it will be impossible to live.

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