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Submission + - Eric Raymond joins the National Rifle Association

mrsam writes: Eric Raymond is a well-known open software advocate. He wrote the seminal open source essay "The Cathedral and the Bazaar []", developed Fetchmail [], and leaked the notorious Microsoft internal memos that were dubbed the "Halloween Documents []".

So, what's the latest that Mr. Raymond has been up to? Well, he celebrated the new year by joining the NRA. Never known for being at a loss for words, Mr. Raymond explains []:

I joined because the state-worshiping thugs on the other side are doubling down, and they still own most of the media and the machinery of the Federal government. After decades of pretending that they only wanted soi-disant “common-sense” legislation aimed at specific problems around the edges of gun policy, the Democratic Party is now openly talking of outright gun confiscation. The usual suspects in the national press are obediently amplifying their propaganda.

It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Good news, everyone! (

mrsam writes: "The eagerly awaited first Futurama direct-to-DVD movie, "Bender's Big Score!" is out today. All the original voice actors are back, with a special appearance by Mark Hamill as the voice of the "Chanukah Zombie".

That, in my opinion, calls for a celebration. With blackjack! And hookers!"

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