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* Posts by Chris W

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

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Re: I'd like to thank El Reg... @DropBear

Now in English please

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Re: Much ado over little? @Unicornpiss

> I wonder if he couldn't have just apologized, explained his decision publically, recanted, and donated more money to a more liberal cause, and been forgiven

How naive, haven't you understood yet that the gay activists are a vindictive group of fascists who have held a grudge for 6 years laying in wait for this moment and nothing but complete destruction will do?

Also, by even suggesting that there may be a more liberal cause than theirs you are next on the hit list.

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Re: Irony

>he didn’t put his money where his mouth was to support revoking

I always thought the US presidency is won by the candidate who could raise the most money so it's not a question of whether Obama put his money where his mouth was but where all his backers put their money.

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@Peterblaise

>due process

So what due process did Eich get

>No more second class citizens, ever, please.

No more second class citizens, ever, please, unless they disagree with me

There corrected that for you

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Re: Free speech for all

>he did not want Mozilla to suffer for his beliefs

This is wrong, a persons ability to do a job should not be determined by their beliefs. If you think it is then you yourself are guilty of discrimination in favour of those who agree with you and against those who don't.

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And you actively hounded him out of a job which is a hell of a lot more serious than him having a different opinion to you.

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Re: Baker quits Mozilla as well @Florida1920

>He is when he's CEO

I never realised the CEO of the company I'm working for took such a personal interest during my hiring process. Maybe I should give him a call and thank him for taking me on.

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Re: WTF

>Sorry, which legal rights of his are people attempting to revoke? I must have missed that bit.

Article 2 Freedom from Discrimination

Article 19 Freedom of Opinion and Information

You are discriminating against him because he doesn't agree with you

Article 10 Right to Fair Public Hearing

You've hounded him out of a job.

Article 23 Right to Desirable Work and to Join Trade Unions

Idem

Article 12 Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence

You have failed to separate his personal private views from his ability to perform his job

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Re: WTF

>tyranny of the majority

And tyranny of the minority is worse. I think I'll play the "think of the children" card. Do you think your minority should have more rights not conform to the majority in a democracy than paedophiles? Maybe I want to practice necrophilia and feel everyone is persecuting me because I'm not allowed to marry a corpse or have a family life with one. Democracy is for the benefit of the majority not something to be dictated to by a bunch of wackos or gays.

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Re: It's a shame

>Intollerance won

Not only intolerance but fascism also, caving in to a group who apparently feel the cannot be disagreed with.

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@ Nick Thompson

Persecuted? Oh, boo hoo. Let me know when it's my turn to be the victim, although being a white, male heterosexual I'm not going to hold my breath waiting.

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BEHOLD the HOLY GRAIL of TECH: The REVERSIBLE USB plug

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About time

Many times I've tried to plug in a USB device only to find the plug won't go in. And the number of times I've had to take the monitor off the CPU thingy box to turn it on it's side or upside down so the plug will fit is now beyond a joke. The cables should come with instructions, preferably pictorial.

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Selfies are OVER: Welcome to the age of 'Sleeveface'

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Re: All I can say is ...

I'm almost with jake on this one.

I don't mind frivolity for the sake of frivolity but this is just crap, it's not even useless crap, something so crap it's not worthy of any adjective.

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

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Re: Clarification for Mr. Eich

Is that The Royal we? If so, who died and made you Queen?

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Re: The witch hunt continues

>This self-important Catlin moron needs to get a grip and understand that billions of other people have different opinions and beliefs

So he's a moron for having a his own opinion, what does that make you?

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Re: right @Greg J Preece

>That they are protesting is not discrimination, FFS

That is correct, however their protest is actively trying to encourage an organisation to discriminate against its own employees. By saying that Mozilla aren't any under any obligation to listen you are accepting that they are trying to influence them. Would you support a protest that tried to force a company not to employ women even though the company are under no boligation to listen? Or do you get to pick and choose which type of protest calling for active discrimintation is good or bad based on your own beliefs.

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Re: Aw, poor luvvies

>I am just as bad as my assailant

What assailant, did I miss something in the article. We are talking about points of view, and in this case a six year old point of view. Did they make any attempt to find out if he still holds the same stance? The correct way to resolve points of view is communication, imagine if you never talked to or refused to do business with anyone who at one time had a different opinion to you. Before going to the supermarket do these two dig into a database to see if all the shareholders never made an anti-gay comment. They need to get a grip on reality and stop being to sensitive.

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Re: Aw, poor luvvies

>A luvvie is an actor, darling.

That all depends on where you come from. However, it is still fitting as these two are a couple of over acting drama queens.

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Aw, poor luvvies

So they want everyone to accept them while reserving the right to not accept others. Nose, face, spite and all that comes to mind. I doubt the world of Firefox will notice their protest.

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They want me to install CCTV to see what YOU did in the TOILET

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Re: SLA definition

>paid-up member of the AAL.

Or even HAT

Humans Against TLAs

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TEN THINGS Google believes you believe about Glassholes and wishes you didn't

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@stsr505089

If they use the term themselves to mean people who don't follow a certain etiquette then why should they. It appears they actively want to differentiate between responsable users and those whose behaviour may cause others to feel uncomfortable. So no myth to debunk.

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Glass can only record video for 45 minutes before depleting the battery

As the old joke goes about a do everything digital wristwatch...

Beware the google glass wearer with a wheel barrow, it'll be carrying the external battery.

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GIANT FLESH-EATING DEVIL CHICKENS roamed North Dakota

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Satanic flesh-eating chickens???

Can't have been Satanic, Satan hadn't been invented then.

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Oxfam, you're full of FAIL. Leave economics to sensible bods

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Re: Unless they're from the lucky sperm club they've got negative wealth

>You described yourself as hard-working. No I didn't.

If you want to be a lazy little shit you'll be forced to do what all other LLSs do and audition for the X-Factor.

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Re: Unless they're from the lucky sperm club they've got negative wealth

>how motivated to work would you be if all of your income is taxed away?

I don't believe income should be taxed. I think all revenue should come from VAT.

Inequality encourages progress! And where has progress got us? Half the world doesn't have anything to eat and the other half are obese and want to obliterate their neighbour. Why can't people be ambitious to help each other instead of always looking out for themselves?

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Re: Unless they're from the lucky sperm club they've got negative wealth

Being equally wealthy doesn't mean having the same interests, it means having the same opportunity to pursue and celebrate your differences.

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Re: Unless they're from the lucky sperm club they've got negative wealth

It does scale up but not into something palatable to the ruling classes. It scales up into a society where everybody is equally wealthy instead of the current situation. Unfortunately it seems that human nature is that some always want more than others and are not happy being equal. Anybody who is healthy and has full control of their mental capacity should be able to do well at something and be rewarded accordingly. Oh, and I don't consider myself a high acheiver nor special, far from it.

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Re: Unless they're from the lucky sperm club they've got negative wealth

Many people were not born to the lucky sperm club yet worked hard, saved and invested wisely enough to be financially secure and, as it was the example given, be able to put their children through university without them having to go into debt.

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Unless they're from the lucky sperm club they've got negative wealth

That sentence alone shows you've got sod all idea of what you are talking about. I was going to expand on that but on reading through it my reply would have been as offensive to you as that sentence was to me.

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NSA spies recorded an entire COUNTRY'S phone calls for a MONTH: Report

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Re: Place your bets

Can I put a tenner on all of the above and everywhere else?

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MH370 airliner MYSTERY: The El Reg Pub/Dinner-party Guide

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Re: Question

>Having flight crew with strongly held, differing religious viewpoints is not going to make the plane a safer place.

It will reduce the chance of cooperation due to religious beliefs so it will make the plane safer

>Who gets to over-ride the other one if one is suicidal. Surely having them in the same space is actually safer.

It will prevent one pilot overpowering the other. With improved monitoring ground control should be able to see see which pilot is being a naughty boy and hand control over to the other.

>Which means you have a plane that can be controlled by either the ground station or someone who can spoof the system, who is not on board. Given how people feel about drones, hackers and the NSA right now, I don't think that would go down well.

No it doesn't. These planes can be sent off already pre-programmed for the journey so it's not as if there will be constant control (as I said I was thinking aloud so didn't explain properly) just a burst to open the cabin door in an emergency, no other function allowed. As for how people feel about drones and what have you, I think there is more danger from service personnel who clean the planes, load the baggage, etc, than an attack on technology.

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Re: Afghanistan is under heavy US military aerial radar

You know thinking about it, if that Snowden chap was thought to have been on board it might not be such a far fetched hypothesis. Who knows what lengths the US would go to to get at him.

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Re: Question

>I expect a number of changes to airline procedures to come out of this

Let's see, just thinking out loud.

Most obvious one first, pilot and co-pilot should have different religions. Pilots in seperate cabins. Plane controlled from ground with a pilot on standby outside the cabin for emergencies.

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Re: Afghanistan is under heavy US military aerial radar @Andrew Fernie

Sometimes you've just got to laugh otherwise you'd cry

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Afghanistan is under heavy US military aerial radar

Maybe whatever as yet undisclosed contents or persons that may have been on board were of interest to the US military and the plane is indeed at a US militray airbase in Afghansitan.

Solved, hijacked by the US.

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Re: What if it was ditched and sunk intact?

>to the extent that it has *never* been done

Except maybe on the Hudson river, or perhaps you consider an A320 to be a small jet.

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Beastie Boys settle with toy maker over Girls copyright dispute

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Re: The hidden beauty of U.S. copyright law.

I can see how you can parody a song a la that Weird Al wotshisname. However, using the melody as backing for an advert, even if the words were "reworked" is definitely not parody.

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Romanian 'ransomware victim' hangs self and 4-year-old son – report

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Re: Tragic..

Absolutely incredible how naive some people can be.

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Complete over-reaction

Most of the previous comments seem to have come from the DM, ex. "maybe we're going to start to see some true international cooperation". "Locate scum who wrote malware..."

One person has taken his own life and that of one of his children and suddenly you expect the government and police to start taking notice. 419 scams have been going on for years, people have lost lives and fortunes, to some official bodies the latter is more important. Has anything been done about them? Yet you think one death from ransomware is going to change the world.

To top yourself over what you have on your hard disk seems to indicate that this man was either not all there to start with, not that this makes his life worth any less, or maybe he did have some unsavoury content on his PC and was afraid of an investigation.

And get this into perspective, people die for many reasons yet no action is taken, 200+ people die every year in the UK from falling into rivers or lakes yet you don't hear about it, it's not newsworthy. Get an internet connected death these days and it's all over the news as if people never died before the internet.

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Not sure if you're STILL running Windows XP? AmIRunningXP.com to the rescue!

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Re: I hope they check their logs

>but I knew that already

Maybe it's for people who aren't as clever as you.

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Actually, there is an Arapaho word for 'pliers'

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Re: Is there an Arapaho word for this?

>And how the hell did it get there when I only just put it down

All tools have legs. You can guarantee that of the time spent on any job, 95% will be looking for tools you've just put down.

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BuzzGasm: 9 Incredible Things You Never Knew About PLIERS!

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Re: I wish to complain

Crimp pliers are for wimps, use your teeth man.

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Re: I've got

More pliers, good excuse, if ever one was needed, for getting another shed..

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Re: Pliers Hold Stuff Really, Really Tight

True, always use the proper tool for the job. Have you noticed Spaniards (especially mothers-in-law) just use the first thing that comes to hand?

Perservere with the mole grips, they are also excellent for holding bits of metal when welding.

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I've got

Two pairs of pliers and I'm thinking of buying another pair.

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Re: gripping...

You mean you've never used a pair of pliers to pull back the space time continuum and re-live a precious moment, you sad person.

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Pliers Hold Stuff Really, Really Tight

But not as tight as mole grips. Given a choice between pliers and mole grips, unless it's to cut cable, I'd go for the grips every time.

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@ Aaiieeee

Doesn't mean you can always find them, see 5: Pliers Are Sociable. This means when you want them they are usually hidden under something else and you can't see them. No matter how many times you go over the same area, lifting things out of the way, until they want to be found, forget it.

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

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Inquiring minds and all

Have you managed to find 50 commentards ready, willing and able to attend?

Do we get to see the roster of the chosen few?

Can the attendees choose not to be publicly named and shamed?

Do you have a videographer on hand for the youtube video if somebody does something really silly like order a half pint (unless they are a lady)?

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