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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: should I ragequit? on: May 03, 2011, 10:55:00 AM
So once the guilt has been established by whomever, anyone can carry out the sentence?
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: should I ragequit? on: May 03, 2011, 10:13:02 AM
stephen, You are mangling several issues into one. This makes it difficult to answer.

1.) I cannot agree to foregoing trial and killing right away for economic reasons. We are talking about civilization here (mostly: "how do we deal with Bad people"). However, if you want to go into this: the federal military budget is so totally out of proportion, no one knows how many zeros that number has. So to putting him to trial would cost two or three bombs at most. That is not much compared to the operating cost of an aircraft carrier.

2.) About those death tolls (and this is very difficult to use in an argument): how many Americans died related to the event we now call "9/11" compared to how many Americans died in the following wars?

3.) Yes people do care a lot. Some care so much they go out of their way and belittle dissenting voices, or call names.

4.) I did not tell you to shut up or to leave. So from my point of view you can still post whatever you want here, regardless of how little I agree.

5.) I will not go into all those provocative maneuvers you put in your post. I consider myself too grown up.
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: should I ragequit? on: May 02, 2011, 11:00:11 AM


I agree I might be a sorehead. However I was trying to make a point of not calling any names.

so, tomos, I am sorry I have offended you, it was not my intention. I did not want this to become personal, much less did I want to insult people.

However, this episode confirms my decision to take some time off and cool my head.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: should I ragequit? on: May 02, 2011, 09:02:59 AM
...off.

Indeed, I shall counter this hysteria with a hysteric move of my own. Ragequit it is.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratz to the US Military Forces! on: May 02, 2011, 08:40:32 AM
What would you have us do?

Have him stand trial.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / should I ragequit? on: May 02, 2011, 08:37:45 AM
How can I still talk with you with you people if you condone even appluad killing a person, even more so killing without trial? I mean where is justice without a justice?

I am so sad, I don't know what to do. This used to be the nicest forum in the world. But right now I find it more and more repulsive. This is actually the fifth attempt trying to express my feelings in a more or less coherent way.

Should I ragequit? Should I speak up in that forum? Should I stfu&gtfo?

Is this still my forum?

I go cry now...
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Pirated Software and Viruses? Ahem... No. I don't want to help you... on: May 02, 2011, 05:22:09 AM
It is good you refused to help this neighbour.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Congratz to the US Military Forces! on: May 02, 2011, 05:11:45 AM
I, for one, do not think that killing people is a good thing.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The great toilet paper debate on: May 01, 2011, 02:30:46 AM
I am neither "over" nor "under" because I don't have a holder for toilet paper. I have a neat pedestal of sorts within reach, it's been convenient enough for to not bother putting a holder on the wall.

So I get around the over/under dilemma - but I could start a new argument about the orientation of the roll of toilet paper: clockwise vs counter-clockwise. I don't mind when guests mess up orientation of the roll, but I do mind when they put it somewhere else entirely. ...that would be a good argument in favor of installing a holder, IF I had many such guests.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Can you read this? on: April 29, 2011, 07:08:02 PM
Of course this only works on people that are literate. Otherwise the brain won't be able to make out the word images from which it reconstructs meaning and stuff.

I have seen this text all over the internets. Now they should make a study about writing in such a way smiley I guess it would be much harder than reading it.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / The great toilet paper debate on: April 27, 2011, 06:00:24 PM
Graphjam answers the eternal question.

[attachthumb=1]
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading List on: April 27, 2011, 08:07:17 AM
I strongly recommend Neal Stephenson's "Anathem".
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Number of GChrome.exe processes on: April 26, 2011, 08:31:01 AM
Maybe those are the sandbox processes for various plugins
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Higgs Boson, God Particle, rumored to have been found. on: April 24, 2011, 05:48:00 PM
There is a 80% chance of science! Wink
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Higgs Boson, God Particle, rumored to have been found. on: April 24, 2011, 02:18:47 PM
cool picture! smiley

But I doubt they have found something other than a "statistical anomaly". However, I hope they eventually find what they are looking for, or even more. Science is exciting!
16  Special User Sections / General Review Discussion / Re: Day of the Review - link/create/renew reviews on: April 22, 2011, 09:35:51 AM
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the other site might go away in the future
That's a good point, I hadn't thought of that. I was trying to show courtesy, if you will, to those other sites.

Maybe we could get the original author to contribute something.

But I agree the reviews should be hosted here at DC.
17  Special User Sections / General Review Discussion / Day of the Review - link/create/renew reviews on: April 22, 2011, 08:01:34 AM
Looking back at the superexceptionally successful fund raiser campaign I thought it might be a good idea to have a campaign for reviews as well. Since reviews are not as essential as funds, the effort will be less: not a whole month of frantic updates and watching the moneymeter grow but maybe something less elaborate. Let me elaborate (haha, pun intended):

How about we have a month-long campaign for reviews, but only set aside one day of each week. That way it would run for a month --enough time for the newsletter readers to catch up-- but won't occupy people too much. The idea is to look for reviews on other sites and post about them on review day; or to review older reviews and renew them (if that's possible: some of our reviews are very exhaustive, redoing them could become exhausting); or to post newly created reviews on this very day.

I want to include external sites so we can build a library of reviews if you will. There might be lists of reviews out there, but I don't think they are maintained by the fine Donationcoder folks.

What's your take on this?
In our irc channel this idea was regarded with favor smiley

Which day should we pick? Should we try for a month and optionally extend for another month?
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Kitty Video for Mouser on: April 20, 2011, 02:22:09 PM
lovely  Kiss

I wanna have a cat too!
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hungarian Bubble-Sort on: April 20, 2011, 09:35:47 AM
hehe that's cute!

It takes the dryness off 'computer science' smiley
20  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: IntelliJ IDEs up to 50% off until 30th April 2011 on: April 20, 2011, 09:31:22 AM
I have had excellent experience with Jetbrain's PhpStorm. If IntelliJ is similar I expect it to be excellent as well. Some of my hater-friends (they like to rant) like IntelliJ a lot.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: HowTo remove ALL of Firefox EXCEPT login infos? on: April 19, 2011, 02:09:43 PM
yeah cool! thanks, app!
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Proof That People Cannot Read (EULAs) on: April 18, 2011, 01:49:55 PM
I don't think I have ever read any EULA. When I did scroll down to the very end it was because otherwise the continue button wouldn't activate.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Good blog for software developers to follow on: April 15, 2011, 06:27:31 AM
I didn't understand a word about the filters, so that's interesting.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Growing Green != Going Green on: April 14, 2011, 11:17:08 AM
I wonder how much CO2 is bound by those weeds. I guess it's less than what the alleged grow lights cause to release.

And there are other ways to cultivate weeds that do not require so much energy, but patience and a little bit of technical skill. I mean if you can grow tomatoes indoor, a weed should almost grow by itself.

OTOH I supported Prop 19, so I am biased against any such reports.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 4: Resizable Textareas Out-Of-The-Box on: April 14, 2011, 09:18:36 AM
I like this feature even though I don't need it often. But it does come handy when I have to paste larger texts, for example public keys, into a form and want to make sure it looks correct.
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