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Comment Re:Ties to Government? (Score 2) 92

Strictly speaking neither Russia nor US can do anything wrong or right, because you need to be a single person, or at least a single mind to do anything. Since the whole idea of a nation of doing something is nonsensical it's very amenable to manipulation, if you buy into nation as person meme then you can be convinced to do absolutely anything.

Comment Re:Yeah but there's a whole world out there (Score 1) 852

So what? It developed from language of Rus, and was forced to diverge from Russian by polish and mongol conquests. Now it's time for those languages to merge again. Also in India many separate languages are spoken that are derivative of Sanskrit. Does it mean India must be split too?

Comment Re:Yeah but there's a whole world out there (Score 1) 852

I'm fine with annexing it but my argument is that it shouldn't have made independent. There are other separate nationalities in other countries, like Occitan in France or Basque and Catalan in Spain and they're more distant from their countries than Ukrainian is from Russian. The fact that international community didn't object to Ukraine getting independent while maintained occupation of Aquitaine and others shows that it's not about nationality, but divide and conquer. And since Russians shouldn't let themselves get conquered they shouldn't let fake countries like Ukraine remain independent.

Comment Re:Yeah but there's a whole world out there (Score 1) 852

Ukraine shouldn't have made independent in the first place. People there have the same nationality as in Moscow-Novgorod region, only a bit of cultural drift due to Polish/Lithuanian/Mongol occupation. Since those powers can't occupy Russia anymore there is no need to maintain cultural differences anymore.

Comment Still too dark (Score 0) 113

So dark you can see jack shit. You can even compare it with old 1992 Doom because they included parts of its levels in easter eggs. They're so bright that you can actually see where you're going. And among 1992 games original Doom was pretty dark. If things will keep going like that then soon we'll have to be satisfied with game presenting us a black screen and calling it a day. Rendering black screen can be implemented to be blazing fast too!

Comment Re:A view from a user (Score 1) 515

It's because too few developers are too spread over all that irrelevant stuff like konqueror and pim. It's violation of Unix philosophy. KDE is trying to provide not only DE but also browser, PIM, shmillion of other things, while both browser and PIM domains require separate dedicated projects of the same sophistication as entire KDE.

Comment Re:Well seems like the law works. (Score 1) 140

Trademark law exists only to regulate trade of actual goods and services, using it to limit what sort of information people transmit free of charge to other people would be violation of freedom of speech. And possible donations are a moot point since they're not payments for goods and services. Sure from original author's point of view messing with their canon like that isn't nice, but it shouldn't be regulated by law.

Comment Re:EditorDavid is an ass (Score 1) 231

Well, maybe democracy is a bad idea. At least its current implementation. The way things work resulted in perverse incentives which torpedoed government efficiency. This is what caused this rift between commoners and "elites" in the first place. Due to immense complexity of today's state machines it's not enough to elect someone who can fool people into liking him. There need to exist mechanisms to encourage actually competent (which is at doing their job, and not at convincing people they're competent which is a totally different skill) people to arise, and US's and UK's political systems clearly fail at that nowadays.

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