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Comment Why does this need kernel level support? (Score 1) 133

I often see Linux kernel announcements that contain updates to support a particular hardware device. This doesn't seem to make sense to me; that's what drivers are for. It might make sense when supporting a new class of device, but I'm pretty sure this isn't the first touch screen Linux has supported. Can someone care to explain? Thanks.

Comment Re:Here's a novel idea (Score 1) 278

Everything you have written is a lie. The Brits handed equipment? Evictions? Resettlings..!? The day "the minority got military control"? An open air prison? What parallel universe are you living in?
Sorry, but Arabs have been butchering Jews at every opportunity for centuries. This started long before Israel was created, even long before Britain was even in the picture. You are clueless.

Comment Re:Here's a novel idea (Score -1, Troll) 278

The 1929 riots are more interesting. [..] With the benefit of hindsight we might say they had a point.

This was a blood curdling massacre of dozens of innocent of men, women and children who had nothing to do with the Arabs' "disappointment of their political and national aspirations". I find your sympathy towards these murderers as well as your general choice of words appalling.

There are loads of reasons to think that the attacks will *never* stop until the settlements are disbanded, for several reasons [..]
Removing the settlements won't stop the attacks on civilians (although it will stop attacks on settlements), but it is at least a start towards a solution.

Very funny. Now seriously, there was no peace before the settlements, why do you think there would be peace after they are disbanded? Exactly what sort of 'solution' do you think performing an ethnic cleansing of Jews will achieve? A final one perhaps?

It's not as if Israeli politicians are immune to the hatred though: rabbi Dov Lior is at least as big a wanker as any member of Hamas.

Rabi Dov Lior is not a politician and holds no legal power. Hamas are the governing body of Gaza. Your comparison is a testament to your ignorance and hatred.

Comment Re:Here's a novel idea (Score 1) 278

If you want the Palestinians to stop attacking Israelis a good step would be to stop the settlements

The Palestinians attacked Israelis as a matter of course long before any settlement existed. What makes you think they will stop if they were gone?
(Hint: Removing all settlements from Gaza only made matters far, far worse.)

Comment The flaw in the argument is that the game sucks. (Score 1) 951

If all humans are just a figment of a computer simulation then we wouldn't actually 'be' here in the sense that we experience life from within our bodies and minds rather than observe them externally (as we observe a computer simulation).

Since I am experiencing my life, I am either 'real' or I am an external entity who is busy playing a very very very long and immersive computer game (in which case everything else around me is possibly a simulation). But if this were a game, why does it suck so bad? Surely the external me would have had the sense to choose a more fun game or at least change a few settings before starting. Sorry Elon but no, I think I'm real. Or some green tentacled creature who doesn't read game reviews.

Comment Re:Missing information (Score 1) 70

Thanks. My point was that Slashdot, as well as the linked article, failed to report the most interesting and relevant information pertaining to the subject. That you had to seek the scientific paper and download a 2.2 MB document to obtain this information merely strengthens my argument. Also, like mrsquid0 before you, you broke the minus sign. :)

Comment Re:Missing information (Score 3, Informative) 70

Thanks. I was going to inquire about the difficulty of seeing Cassiopeia from Canada, when I found (thanks Wikipedia!) that you had missed the negative sign in the Declination... anyway, apparently this object is located in the constellation Hydrus near the celestial south pole. Why this was so difficult to write in the summary or the linked article is beyond me.

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