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Comment Re:The people will be the ones who suffer (Score 1) 667

Riiiiiiiiight. Someone insults them and suddenly they decide to pursue nukes ? I'm sure that before that speech they did not have a single project to develop nukes. 1. The past decade has been about trying to "win hearts and minds" with our enemies in general. 2 & 3. Yes, of course. Every one of the world's ills is due do Israel defending itself. It's well known that that evil country will just not keel over and accept a non-stop rain of rockets without whining about it. 4. Iran wants to destroy the West. It wants to spread the islamic revolution. Normalizing relations with Iran is not going to happen until we all turn *completely* suicidal. I can't decide if your naïveté is endearing or misguided. The USA and Israel are not evil incarnate.

Comment Re:Not Facebook! (Score 5, Insightful) 326

No offense, but 10 years ago, everything you wrote was being said about instant messaging, and before that, about email. [Citation needed], but I wouldn't be surprised if the same applied to telephones. So while I actually agree that Facebook is pretty grating and annoying, the arguments above are just the new "Get off my lawn".

Comment Re:Peace (Score 1) 995

Because "violent fundamentalist Muslims" are the mainstream of Islam, whereas "plenty of Christian literalists and extremists" are a minority, that's why !
The political correctness, ignorant mindset, and multiculturalist "everyone's equal" claptrap are just *annoying*. Religions are not "equal". This argument, this article, this discussion, are about Islam. Your loathing of Christianity is your right, but frankly it's beside the point.
Sheesh, atheism is really turning into an intolerant religion.

Submission + - OS2 Open Source Petition (

Kim Haverblad writes: "More than two years ago on September 25, 2005, OS2 World.Com sent IBM a letter with a petition that contained 11,613 signatures requesting IBM to release the source code of Operating System 2 (OS/2 Warp) — or at least release the source code that IBM owns — to the public under an open source license. Sadly IBM was ignorant enough to not answer the first letter and this is why we sent a second letter to IBM.

On November 19, 2007, OS2 World.Com sent the second letter to IBM where we insisted on implementing the stipulations contained in this petition because we believe that OS/2 is an important part of the history of the Operating System, and furthermore, it still contains values that the computer science field considers unique.

The petition can be found at following url:"

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Bethesda Rolls Out Final Oblivion Content Addition 23

Closing out an era, Bethesda Softworks will be bringing the final piece of downloadable content out for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Rogues and mages both have their lairs, and this newest addition is for the melee-types: The Fighter's Stronghold. Starting this coming Monday it will be available on the 360 and for PC, and for one week only it will be free for the taking. They're also hoping to bring this content to the PS3 version of the game. "Since we're talking about DLC, I thought I'd update you with what's going on with the PS3 version of Oblivion. We are close, very close to working something out to bring Shivering Isles to PS3 owners. That may be in downloadable form via PSN, or as a standalone retail disc, or both. I can't say definitively yet that it will happen, and I definitely can't say when. But it's looking good, and hopefully we'll have good news soon. Don't have anything I can tell you about any other DLC, but Shivering Isles is the one we get asked about all the time, so I at least wanted to update folks on that."

Submission + - Excising the Patriotism from G.I. Joe (

MarkWhittington writes: "When it was announced that G.I. Joe would become a live action film, to be directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Van Helsing), a lot of boys of all ages took cheer. That joy turned to dread upon reading the following: "The studio's live-action feature film version of G.I. Joe will no longer revolve around a top-secret U.S. special forces team but rather an international operation."

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