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Comment Re:GOOD. (Score -1) 281

> Get your damn kids vaccinated, cowards.

I vaccinated my kids because I'm a coward. Yes. This is like saying people that kill themselves are cowards... absolute nonsense. Takes a lot of balls/suffering Try it.

Takes a lot of balls to risk your children's health, and not vaccinate them when the majority of people are pro vaccination + there's (almost) full scientific consensus that vaccines do more good than bad + I myself am vaccinated, and I'm fine (?).

But I do not like vaccines because:
1. I do not trust governments. It's full of sociopaths and psychopaths that do not care about you or your children, and probably would be happier if there are less of us and are contemplating ideas to reduce the population somehow.
2. I do not trust pharma industry, it's full of sociopaths and psychopaths that do not care about you or your children, and probably would be happier if you and your children are sick more frequently.

Lizards. I'm saying this half jokingly (no i do not think trans dimensional lizard people are enslaving us), but as older I'm getting...the more I think everything that matters is run by people that have 0 emotions and care for other people, and in fact look at "us" as inferior and undeserving. Scientific community included.

What's most depressing is that most of what conspiracy theorist "nutjobs" said in 1990s, turned out to be true in 2010+. I'm afraid one day I'll read some data leak about conspiracy of pharma industry to weaken the immunity system of kids while they young so they can sell them more medicine throughout life.

Sounds crazy ? Yep. But fuck it... prove I'm wrong, I beg you, for the sake of my children.

Comment Most... (Score 1) 144

I've been working remotely for 10+ years. Most people i worked with use IM as a form of communication, and all of them use different ones.
I have ICQ, Gtalk and some jabbers in Pidgin running 24/7.
Skype as well, seems to be preferred nowdays.
And IRC on freenode programming channels that interest me.

LINE on my phone for personal stuff ( hey man, you want to have a beer tonight ?)

Couldn't imagine living without messaging... and actually using phone to call people. That would suck hard.

Btw, what's up with this poll ? Yesterday IM messaging article, now a poll ... ? Coincidence, or is slashdot passively marketing something here ?

Comment Re:"But everybody else is doing it..." (Score 1) 122

> Americans' need to stand up for what they say they believe in.

They don't believe in it. They're just regurgitating those phrases, because they heard it so many times during their upbringing.
It's called programming.

Even if they believed in it, people that make the rules don't.

Comment $162 million in 5 years ? (Score 1) 108

DId I read that right ? That's just fucking stupid.

A programmer (for example) with more that 15 years of active experience that spent countless hours learning new stuff, and improving himself, making $200k a year (if he's lucky), cannot even 'accumulate' 1 million in five years... how the fuck are these CEOs making this much money ?

$55 million in severance ?

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."

Link to Original Source

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.

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