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1 freetoken  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 4:52:37pm

Shrill harpies!!


Moscow Court Designates Pussy Riot Video As 'Extremist'

A court in Moscow has designated a video made by the feminist punk protest group Pussy Riot as extremist.

The court ruled that access to all websites carrying the video must be limited.

The video showed an illegal performance in February at Moscow's main Russian Orthodox cathedral that protested President Vladimir Putin's rule.

It led to the arrest of three members of the group.

[...]

Vsevolod Chaplin, a spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow, welcomed the court's decision.

For how long should I hold my breath waiting for the Gellerites and Spencerites to decry the oppressing of freedom by the Russian Orthodox Church?

If only churches in this country were like the Russian Orthodox Church then we wouldn't have mommy-men like Obama in the White House, no?

2 jaunte  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 5:04:25pm
3 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 5:11:50pm

re: #1 freetoken

Shrill harpies!!

Moscow Court Designates Pussy Riot Video As 'Extremist'

For how long should I hold my breath waiting for the Gellerites and Spencerites to decry the oppressing of freedom by the Russian Orthodox Church?

If only churches in this country were like the Russian Orthodox Church then we wouldn't have mommy-men like Obama in the White House, no?

People forget that most secular nations of the world have had less than a century of freedom from collusion between government and religious institutions to suppress free speech, sexuality, and secular thinking.

People forget that colonialism was the support system for forced or coerced conversion in colonized parts of the world, and carved vast holes in the cultures they enveloped.

People forget that in rural areas all around the world Old Testament morality is inflicted on women, children, and men--but most women--because there's no non-religious social service framework to object.

The struggle is humanism versus fundamentalism, universal rights versus tribal ones.

4 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 5:18:25pm

re: #3 The Gender Ambiguity of a Flea

Mind you, there's the separate but equally important struggle of skepticism and reason versus numpty twatwaffle rubes who don't know an argument from elbow macaroni.

5 Bubblehead II  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 5:21:15pm

Yep, strong willed woman are destroying America.

Bullshit, Hell, they helped build it.

That's something the Republicans/Religious Right Right can't say.

7 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 5:37:06pm

re: #6 Kragar

Study: CA decriminalization caused youth pot arrests to plunge 61 percent in one year

Corrections Corporation of America has a sad. Who will they overbill the taxpayer for incarcerating in supermax now?

8 jaunte  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 5:40:19pm

[Link: twitter.com...]

10 EPR-radar  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 5:51:32pm

re: #9 Kragar

Rick Warren: Churches ‘probably’ responsible for negative views on LGBT people

We can file this under "No shit, Sherlock". The surprise is that he admitted it.

11 allegro  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 5:53:21pm

re: #10 EPR-radar

We can file this under "No shit, Sherlock". The surprise is that he admitted it.

I imagine he's quite proud of it.

12 Bubblehead II  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 5:58:44pm

Night Lizards. May the the Deity of you choice smile sown upon you.

13 EPR-radar  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:02:24pm

re: #11 allegro

I imagine he's quite proud of it.

Of course he pretended otherwise in the interview.

14 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:02:49pm

re: #9 Kragar

Rick Warren: Churches ‘probably’ responsible for negative views on LGBT people

In 2008, the pastor published a video encouraging his flock at Saddleback Church to vote in support of California’s Proposition 8 because “there is no need to change the universal, historical defintion of marriage to appease 2 percent of our population.”

Warren told The Huffington Post’s Marc Lamont Hill on Wednesday that he had made a “mistake” in publishing the video because it was supposed to be a private message to his congregation.

“What I learned from that is that anything I say privately is now public,” he explained. “I would not have made that statement. Because I wanted to talk to my own people. As a duty, as a shepherd, I’m responsible for those who put themselves under my care. I’m not responsible for everybody else.”

What a pathetic, two bit, weaselly piece of shit. He's not sorry for advocating bigotry to his congregation, he's sorry that his bigotry breached the internal firewall and attached itself to the wider reputation he holds outside the congregation.

Warren also told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday that homosexuality was “like punching a guy in the nose.”

Except for being nothing at all like punching a guy in the nose.

Seriously, this guy is a bigoted piece of shit, he just wants to be seen as a moderate.

“You know, Jesus taught, as a Christian, I am not allowed to hate anybody,” Warren agreed.

Except for fags fig trees. Jesus totally hated on unproductive fig trees.

Warren is delusional, it doesn't matter if you call it hate, seeking to enshrine official bigotry into the law is intrinsically hateful.

15 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:11:00pm

re: #1 freetoken

From what I remember of history, the Orthodox Church seems to have a long history of nastiness and corruption.

At least the Catholic Church did reform itself during the enlightenment era.

16 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:11:39pm

re: #14 goddamnedfrank

It's the same maneuver that anti-abortion nuts and racists try to seem "reasonable."

Deny the ugly rhetoric, but accept as valid outcomes that emanate from that ugly rhetoric.

17 engineer cat  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:15:47pm

re: #16 The Gender Ambiguity of a Flea

It's the same maneuver that anti-abortion nuts and racists try to seem "reasonable."

Deny the ugly rhetoric, but accept as valid outcomes that emanate from that ugly rhetoric.

basically he's unconscious of the fact that everybody else can clearly see that he's saying "i'm sorry i got caught"

18 Charles Johnson  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:16:14pm

Great opening segment on the Rachel Maddow show tonight.

19 jamesfirecat  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:17:03pm

Yay, I just managed to beat the Cybran campaign of Supreme Commander on normal without ever loosing /failing a mission once!n I did en up failing one secondary objective, but that was only because it basically involved getting my army halfway across a newly expanded map at top speed without any sort of warning that I would need to, none the less this is still a nice pat on the back compared to how I flubbed the last three Aeon missions once each.

Now for the UEF which I saved for last because I heard somewhere their version of the final mission was by far the hardest, sure enough the Aeon one was noticeably easier than the Cybran one, would have waltzed through the Aeon one in one play if I have just been more properly paranoid.

Anyway, that is 2007 for you, how are you guys doing?

20 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:18:43pm

re: #19 jamesfirecat

Down to waiting for one last part in regards to my Computer.

Part in question is the Blu-Ray Drive. It is already in Colorado.

Anyone want to know the guts of the computer?

21 engineer cat  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:20:13pm

re: #20 ProGunLiberal

Down to waiting for one last part in regards to my Computer.

Part in question is the Blu-Ray Drive. It is already in Colorado.

Anyone want to know the guts of the computer?

which hamster is the zero hamster and which is the one hamster?

22 EPR-radar  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:20:43pm

re: #15 ProGunLiberal

From what I remember of history, the Orthodox Church seems to have a long history of nastiness and corruption.

At least the Catholic Church did reform itself during the enlightenment era.

To be a little more specific, the enlightenment was a development in European philosophy. Somewhat earlier than the enlightenment, there was the Protestant Reformation followed by a Catholic counter-Reformation (which did involve cleaning up numerous clerical abuses). So the counter-reformation and enlightenment overlapped in time. E.g., Galileo has a Jesuit education, and the Jesuits were an order founded in the counter-reformation.

However, the Catholic Church itself has never had any use for (or interest in) enlightenment philosophy. Most organized religions have the same hostility to the enlightenment.

23 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:20:47pm

re: #21 engineer cat

?

??

???

24 Decatur Deb  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:21:51pm

re: #21 engineer cat

which hamster is the zero hamster and which is the one hamster?

He has 10 hamsters--it's hamsterdecimal.

25 engineer cat  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:24:28pm

re: #23 ProGunLiberal

all software instructions and data are ultimately turned into ones and zeros (in actuality these are greater and lesser electrical charges) so that the CPU can understand them

26 engineer cat  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:24:52pm

re: #24 Decatur Deb

He has 10 hamsters--it's hamsterdecimal.

i am so stealing that!

27 EPR-radar  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:25:29pm

re: #22 EPR-radar

...

However, the Catholic Church itself has never had any use for (or interest in) enlightenment philosophy. Most organized religions have the same hostility to the enlightenment.

Forgot to add that the RWNJs are basically trying to undo the enlightenment in the US. They claim to revere the US constitution without realizing it is basically an embodiment of enlightenment thinking as applied to political science.

28 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:27:38pm

re: #25 engineer cat

I know that. Where do Hamsters come in?

I think my soon-to-be-put-together computer will be powerful.

29 engineer cat  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:29:39pm

re: #28 ProGunLiberal

I know that.

sorry!

Where do Hamsters come in?

power source

30 dragonath  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:30:07pm

Man to Remove Romney Face Tattoo

Hartsburg said he could live with touting the logo of a losing candidate, but what pushed him over the edge were Romney's comments that President Obama won the election by giving "gifts" to certain constituencies.

"I could deal with being a part of a losing campaign, but to still stand behind Gov. Romney with the positions he's taken post-election with the blame game instead," Hartsburg said. "To be such a sore loser about it, to me I can't walk around representing that."

The tattoo was meant to make politics more fun, Hartsburg said, but since Romney made those remarks strangers have been shouting lewd comments and hissing at Hartsburg on the street.

lol

31 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:33:45pm

re: #29 engineer cat

750 W.

Are they going to be repairing the Space Shuttle Enterprise?

32 EPR-radar  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:36:13pm

re: #20 ProGunLiberal

Down to waiting for one last part in regards to my Computer.

Part in question is the Blu-Ray Drive. It is already in Colorado.

Anyone want to know the guts of the computer?

Sure, I'll bite. Also, what it is you need a beefy computer for?

I recently purchased a beast because I like to render fractals, which can soak up an arbitrary amount of processing capacity.

33 TedStriker  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:36:26pm

re: #30 dragonath

Man to Remove Romney Face Tattoo

lol

Strangers wouldn't be giving this guy shit just because he's a moron who had the Romney campaign logo tattooed on his face, could they?

34 EPR-radar  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:41:39pm

re: #33 TedStriker

Strangers wouldn't be giving this guy shit just because he's a moron who had the Romney campaign logo tattooed on his face, could they?

I like the stated reason for his change of heart --- Romney said after his loss the same crap he had said before losing. How does this make any difference? The real reason is probably just that Romney lost.

35 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:45:14pm

Why would you have a person tattooed on your own face?

Freud would have a field day with that.

36 EPR-radar  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:46:01pm

re: #35 Holidays are Family Fun Time

Why would you have a person tattooed on your own face?

Freud would have a field day with that.

It was the campaign logo, not a face. Still stupid.

37 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:49:38pm
38 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:50:32pm

re: #32 EPR-radar

Gaming and GIS:

Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO

Processor: Intel Core i7-3820

Processer Cooler: CNPS11X Performa 120mm Long Life Bearing V-Shaped Dual Heat Sink CPU Cooler

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (8 x 4GB) DDR3 1600

Video Card: Geforce GTX 660 2048MB

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

Computer Case: Cooler Master HAF922

Blu-Ray Drive: LG 14X Blu-Ray WH14NS40

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast TX 750 Watt (TX750)

39 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:51:38pm

re: #35 Holidays are Family Fun Time

Why would you have a person tattooed on your own face?

Freud would have a field day with that.

I'm really starting to regret having had "Vote for Tricky Dick" tattooed on my forehead. Nowadays the youngsters all just seem to assume that it means something lewd...

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40 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 6:54:32pm

re: #38 ProGunLiberal

Gaming and GIS:

Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 PRO

Processor: Intel Core i7-3820

Processer Cooler: CNPS11X Performa 120mm Long Life Bearing V-Shaped Dual Heat Sink CPU Cooler

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (8 x 4GB) DDR3 1600

Video Card: Geforce GTX 660 2048MB

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

Computer Case: Cooler Master HAF922

Blu-Ray Drive: LG 14X Blu-Ray WH14NS40

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast TX 750 Watt (TX750)

[whistles] That's a beast.

Corsair: [Link: lh5.ggpht.com...]

And for Barracuda:

41 dragonath  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:03:42pm

re: #38 ProGunLiberal

Whenever I hear the word "Performa", I get a Mac OS 7.6.1 relapse.

42 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:04:43pm

re: #38 ProGunLiberal

Video Card: Geforce GTX 660 2048MB

Heh. There is something wrong when 10 years later the video cards have as much ram as my laptop. Of course even with the slightly more efficient Xubuntu 12.04 I still run out of ram & swap about once a day thanks to Chrome's memory leaks. Too much faster than the rest on my 1.8 ghz P4M to change though. Long threads here don't help... ;)

Really, given the bloating of software and the ubiquity of web standards unimagined a decade ago (a VIDEO tag???), I am rather more pleased with how well it continues to do what I need it to. The only real headache I have is that 1024x768 is really too small at times. And that will set me to laughing occasionally when I remember how excited I was when I got 640 × 400 (interlace) mode on my A500 running correctly and how huge that Workbench 1.3 desktop seemed.

43 Charles Johnson  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:06:21pm

This was the first Mac computer I owned: the Centris 650.

44 BongCrodny  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:12:21pm
45 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:14:39pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

This was the first Mac computer I owned: the Centris 650.

My high school had one of those, purchased as a replacement for an older model. High School was the only time I used Macs and only at school, at that. My father's work with BP and the hand-me-down models he provided to me (which normally only one back from the newest thing) meant that I was strictly a PC user at home.

46 dragonath  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:18:09pm

The first Mac I owned was a Quadra 610. It was awful slow on the internet, but it had a Power PC upgrade card.

My favorite computer that Apple ever put out was the Powerbook G3 "Pismo". It was possible to hot swap in 2 fully charged batteries to get something like 10 hours at once. Mine had a DVD burner, years before that became standard anywhere else.

Best part: I traded an iBook for mine.

47 TedStriker  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:23:33pm

re: #44 BongCrodny

It's high time they did that.

I see what you did there...

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48 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:28:07pm

Got my first Apple two years ago (about).

Once you go Apple, you never go back.

49 kirkspencer  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:30:42pm

re: #48 Holidays are Family Fun Time

Got my first Apple two years ago (about).

Once you go Apple, you never go back.

Well... I had a MacBook a few years ago. What I have right now is all either Windows or Linux.

On the other hand, I consider what I did moving forward, so maybe you're right.

50 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:33:03pm

re: #49 kirkspencer

Well... I had a MacBook a few years ago. What I have right now is all either Windows or Linux.

On the other hand, I consider what I did moving forward, so maybe you're right.

I just got so tired of the BS with PC's I've had.

Apple is easy. You have an issue, they fix it. Simple, Easy.

51 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:37:08pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

This was the first Mac computer I owned: the Centris 650.

They were nice machines. Gotta figure out why my SE/30 has gone zebra stripes on me - the usual fixes haven't worked :(

52 kirkspencer  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:37:19pm

re: #50 Holidays are Family Fun Time

I just got so tired of the BS with PC's I've had.

Apple is easy. You have an issue, they fix it. Simple, Easy.

Yeah. And to be honest 98% of the time that's true.

My MacBook went in six times in eight months for the same problem. (Hard crash and reboot). Took two trips just to prove it was really happening, and even then it would have been a third if it hadn't happened while the crew was demonstrating it was "fixed". Then they looked at the fact I was the head computer guy for the library and had several hundred computers (desk, lap, and server) I was taking care of and decided maybe I did know what I was talking about.

Sorry. I like apples, but the hubris of apple personnel gets to me.

53 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:40:00pm

re: #52 kirkspencer

Yeah. And to be honest 98% of the time that's true.

My MacBook went in six times in eight months for the same problem. (Hard crash and reboot). Took two trips just to prove it was really happening, and even then it would have been a third if it hadn't happened while the crew was demonstrating it was "fixed". Then they looked at the fact I was the head computer guy for the library and had several hundred computers (desk, lap, and server) I was taking care of and decided maybe I did know what I was talking about.

Sorry. I like apples, but the hubris of apple personnel gets to me.

I had so many problems with the two PC laptops and towers I've had over the years. No problems with my Macbook that were not user issues. Genius Bar even solved those for me--respectfully, professionally and intelligently.

No, call here, now call here, stay on old again, repeat information over and over. BS, drop it off and maybe someday you'll get it back and BTW we lost all your information . . . .

No more PC's for me.

54 Mattand  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:43:11pm

re: #52 kirkspencer

Yeah. And to be honest 98% of the time that's true.

My MacBook went in six times in eight months for the same problem. (Hard crash and reboot). Took two trips just to prove it was really happening, and even then it would have been a third if it hadn't happened while the crew was demonstrating it was "fixed". Then they looked at the fact I was the head computer guy for the library and had several hundred computers (desk, lap, and server) I was taking care of and decided maybe I did know what I was talking about.

Sorry. I like apples, but the hubris of apple personnel gets to me.

I've noticed that over the last few years, the Apple Store staff are a little less polite than they used to be.

When the stores first opened, I was really impressed with how easy going the staff came off. Much of it felt rehearsed, but it was never overbearing.

My last two trips were a different story. Definitely got a "We're doing you a favor by even letting you in here" vibe. Not oppressive, but noticeable.

55 Gus  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:44:09pm

re: #52 kirkspencer

Yeah. And to be honest 98% of the time that's true.

My MacBook went in six times in eight months for the same problem. (Hard crash and reboot). Took two trips just to prove it was really happening, and even then it would have been a third if it hadn't happened while the crew was demonstrating it was "fixed". Then they looked at the fact I was the head computer guy for the library and had several hundred computers (desk, lap, and server) I was taking care of and decided maybe I did know what I was talking about.

Sorry. I like apples, but the hubris of apple personnel gets to me.

The truth in the computer is in the output. It is a creative tool. It doesn't matter if it's a PC or a MAC. It's in what people design, render, draw, animate, engineer, develop, or innovate. It's almost like arguing about paint brushes and not painting. Arguing between an Airbus or a Boeing; a Les Paul or a Stratocaster. In the end it's just "shut up and play."

56 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:44:30pm

re: #52 kirkspencer

Stay involved with computers and you can get that from everyone. About the only company I never got that from was Next but that's only because I bought my black slab long after they got absorbed by Apple ;)

Apple, IBM, Lotus, MS (Gah, "DOS isn't done till Lotus won't run"), HP, Dell, Compaq, Packard Bell (shudder), & even DEC, at various times have given me grief to at least the level you describe.

57 Obdicut  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:46:54pm

re: #55 Gus

Some people prefer using stuff that's objectively 'inferior' just 'cuz they like the way it works, too. I use a pretty small monitor because that's what I like. People always suggest I get a bigger one, but can't really answer 'why' except 'it's bigger'.

58 Gus  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:47:54pm

My sister was in the photography club in California. It was basically a bunch of old guys and camera equipment porn and less about photography. In that case, the church is the Church of Nikon.

59 Gus  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:49:11pm

re: #57 Obdicut

Some people prefer using stuff that's objectively 'inferior' just 'cuz they like the way it works, too. I use a pretty small monitor because that's what I like. People always suggest I get a bigger one, but can't really answer 'why' except 'it's bigger'.

I've already done pencil and paper. :D

60 kirkspencer  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:49:32pm

re: #56 William Barnett-Lewis

Stay involved with computers and you can get that from everyone. About the only company I never got that from was Next but that's only because I bought my black slab long after they got absorbed by Apple ;)

Apple, IBM, Lotus, MS (Gah, "DOS isn't done till Lotus won't run"), HP, Dell, Compaq, Packard Bell (shudder), & even DEC, at various times have given me grief to at least the level you describe.

Oh, quite agree. But it's a major reason I agree more with Gus on this. Computer is (mostly) computer, and I get no kick out of having or not having an apple. If the time and price and need are right I'll buy an apple - they make good stuff. It's just that given their price and some of their philosophies they're not always The Answer, and they do screw up sometimes.

61 Gus  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:49:54pm

Pencil, paper, thesaurus, dictionary. Then type.

62 dragonath  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:50:02pm

Apple's okay. I'm glad I got my iMac when I did though. I buy a lot of used software and an external DVD drive would have been a pain. It's nice to be able to put an older version of the Mac OS on an external drive if I feel like it, for the occasional Rosetta and QT7 use.

I'm a little more concerned about there being no expandable Mac in sight and the lukewarm support Final Cut Pro 7 has in 10.8.

63 dragonath  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:51:04pm

Tim Cook seems like kind of a beancounter too. He does it extremely subtly, but it is there.

64 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:51:47pm

I've had no problems with Apple Staff either in person or on the phone.

I do however have big problems with any GPS device. I hate them all.

Give me a map and a compass anyday.

65 Gus  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:53:19pm

re: #64 Holidays are Family Fun Time

I've had no problems with Apple Staff either in person or on the phone.

I do however have big problems with any GPS device. I hate them all.

Give me a map and a compass anyday.

I prefer a driver.

//

66 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:54:09pm

re: #65 Gus

I prefer a driver.

//

No, then I still have to listen to Bitch GPS.

67 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:54:31pm

bbl

68 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:55:34pm

re: #58 Gus

My sister was in the photography club in California. It was basically a bunch of old guys and camera equipment porn and less about photography. In that case, the church is the Church of Nikon.

She should have quit and joined the church of Canon.

///

69 Gus  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:56:01pm

re: #68 watching you tiny alien kittens are

She should have quit and joined the church of Canon.

///

Oh God. Those guys.

//

70 TedStriker  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 7:56:54pm

re: #54 Mattand

I've noticed that over the last few years, the Apple Store staff are a little less polite than they used to be.

When the stores first opened, I was really impressed with how easy going the staff came off. Much of it felt rehearsed, but it was never overbearing.

My last two trips were a different story. Definitely got a "We're doing you a favor by even letting you in here" vibe. Not oppressive, but noticeable.

That should be addressed in short order, since the guy that Tim Cook brought in from Dixons UK earlier this year to head the Apple Stores got sacked a few weeks ago because he was driving the Stores into the ground (cutting employees, cutting cleaning budgets, etc.); IIRC, Cook is personally overseeing the Stores division (on top of his regular CEO duties) until a suitable replacement is found.

71 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 8:04:56pm

This just gets me wishing I could find an old Pentium/PentiumII laptop with 800x600 screen, built in cd & floppy, PCMCIA, at least 64mb ram, for cheap so I could put NextStep 3.3 on it for snickers. It was a neat OS in so many ways and yet so much was done differently from standard Unix "just because".

But it's still such a set of cool that it's hard to come close all these years later. I'd love to play with it again.

72 dragonath  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 8:05:08pm

re: #70 TedStriker

That should be addressed in short order, since the guy that Tim Cook brought in from Dixons UK earlier this year...

Haha, who would have guessed. Dixons!

I mean, the whole company was already swimming in filthy lucre. You'd have to be a moron to screw around with mickey mouse stuff like the cleaning budget.

The executive JC Penney lured away is having a rough go at it right now. Sales are way down and there has been something of a customer revolt over the elimination of certain sales. He might wish he was still at Apple.

73 dragonath  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 8:07:03pm

re: #71 William Barnett-Lewis

Use that thing to play all the great scene demos that wont run correctly on new computers. There's a french site that has a huge database of 'em.

Uh... Church of Argus anyone?

74 Gus  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 8:09:55pm

GAF Talking Viewmaster.

75 Gus  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 8:16:35pm
76 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 8:20:39pm

re: #74 Gus

???????????????????????????????????????????????????

77 Mattand  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 8:23:04pm

re: #75 Gus

[Embedded content]

Oh for fuck's sake; fluoride? Really? How soon before Occupy North America starts pushing ant-vax nonsense?

78 Gus  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 8:25:58pm

re: #77 Mattand

Oh for fuck's sake; fluoride? Really? How soon before Occupy North America starts pushing ant-vax nonsense?

I fired some shots off my bow. With sarcasm and humor. :D

79 Mattand  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 8:42:26pm

re: #78 Gus

I fired some shots off my bow. With sarcasm and humor. :D

I was going to until I saw they were Anonymous-affiliated. They don't take criticism well, and I don't exactly hide my ID online all that efficiently.

80 Gus  Thu, Nov 29, 2012 8:46:15pm

re: #79 Mattand

I was going to until I saw they were Anonymous-affiliated. They don't take criticism well, and I don't exactly hide my ID online all that efficiently.


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FemNaziBitch
Halloween Page Turners for Young and Old(er) Adults
In honor of a the pleasure of a really seerie read, I've compiled a few titles I've enjoyed. Please add those that have truly given you the shivers, because of both for the content and the quality of the writing. ...

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I Stand With Big Sodomy!
Details Of New Mexico Shooting Of Homeless Man By Police
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday.In an interview with The Associated Press, Chief Gorden Eden ...

3 hours, 44 minutes ago
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CriticalDragon1177
Skepchicks - That’s Not Atheism, It’s Just Racism
An excellent commentary by Olivia on religion, Anti Muslim bigotry, racism, sexism, and the hypocritical New atheists. This is very well written, and I recommend you read it. Atheism does not have a stellar history when it comes to Islamophobia, ...

5 hours, 28 minutes ago
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Tweets: 5 • Rating: 3
Lumberhead
Troopers: Bombs Found During Search for Eric Frein
Authorities announced Tuesday afternoon they have found explosives in the woods they believe belong to Eric Frein. At a 3 p.m. news conference, troopers revealed they've discovered two pipe bombs in the woods within the past 24 hours. State ...

6 hours, 38 minutes ago
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Randall Gross
Wi-Fi Users Sign Over First-Born Children
The results of a social experiment in London suggest that on-the-go Internet users are not being as careful as they should be when connecting to unfamiliar networks. In order to connect to a rigged Wi-Fi network set up by ...

10 hours, 54 minutes ago
Views: 225 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 44 • Rating: 2
Skip Intro
Supreme Court Grants Ohio’s Request to Shorten Early-Voting Period - LA Times
The Supreme Court ordered a halt Monday to early voting in Ohio that was scheduled to begin this week, clearing the way for the state to close polls on the Sunday before election day, when African American turnout has ...

13 hours, 52 minutes ago
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Tweets: 13 • Rating: 2
HamSandwich
Activist who urged killing Israelis nominated for top EU award
Alaa Abdel Fattah, 32, an Egyptian blogger and political activist, has been arrested numerous times by Egyptian authorities since the eruption of a popular revolution in the country in early 2011. Abdel Fattah, who boasts 626,000 followers on Twitter ...

2 days, 3 hours ago
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Rightwingconspirator
Visiting Mt Wilson And It’s Dramatic Weather
All taken just yesterday. Canon 7D and a Tamron lens. The clouds ripping through were just amazing. And some stunning Fall color in unexpected places

2 days, 6 hours ago
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Souliren
Dropkick Murphys - Celtic punk from the USA?
I never heard of these guys until a half hour ago. Apparently they are famous. A Celtic punk band from Massachusetts? There is art here. The Rose Tattoo I'm shipping up to Boston.

4 days, 6 hours ago
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darthstar
Darth offered cup of virtual coffee after snark
Yep. There it is. littlegreenfootballs.com

6 days, 18 hours ago
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