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Comment My dad's solution...he's 91. (Score 2) 172

When the indian-sounding person calls asking if dad is sitting in front of the computer, he says "no, it's in the other room, would you like me to turn it on?".

Scammer: Yes.
Dad: Ok give me a few moments....

Then after going to make a cup of tea and finally returning to the phone...

Dad: Who are you?
Scammer: I was phoning about your computer...
Dad: It's in the other room....should I go and turn it on?


Comment The only additions in my hosts file... (Score 1) 72

Were because these asshats would prevent me from leaving the web page when I was redirected there...

# Host Database
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
## localhost broadcasthost ::1 localhost
fe80::1%lo0 localhost mackeeperapp.mackeeper.com www.mackeeper.com

Comment Journalists aren't out to be accurate though... (Score 1) 227

They just want to be sensational enough to flog their own agenda to subscribers. Whenever I've been knowledgable about a news article (one that involved me personally) my impression from the news organization's take on it was that they got completely the wrong end of the stick and actually spread falsehoods and lies.

Comment Re:Religion (Score 1) 451

At least quote it in context...

"The foundation of irreligious criticism is: Man makes religion, religion does not make man. Religion is, indeed, the self-consciousness and self-esteem of man who has either not yet won through to himself, or has already lost himself again. But man is no abstract being squatting outside the world. Man is the world of man – state, society. This state and this society produce religion, which is an inverted consciousness of the world, because they are an inverted world. Religion is the general theory of this world, its encyclopaedic compendium, its logic in popular form, its spiritual point d’honneur, its enthusiasm, its moral sanction, its solemn complement, and its universal basis of consolation and justification. It is the fantastic realization of the human essence since the human essence has not acquired any true reality. The struggle against religion is, therefore, indirectly the struggle against that world whose spiritual aroma is religion.

Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.

The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo.

Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower. The criticism of religion disillusions man, so that he will think, act, and fashion his reality like a man who has discarded his illusions and regained his senses, so that he will move around himself as his own true Sun. Religion is only the illusory Sun which revolves around man as long as he does not revolve around himself."

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