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21 Sep 04:08

Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd

Arnvidr

Heh, interesting.

The boycotting of systemd has led to the creation of uselessd, a new init daemon based off systemd that tries to strip out the "unnecessary" features...
16 Sep 05:00

In Other Words…

by Adam
Arnvidr

You know, life!

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16 Sep 04:00

September 16, 2014

15 Sep 19:21

Apple Launches U2 Removal Website

by Stereogum
Arnvidr

Hahhahahaha!

When Apple hijacked every functioning iPhone on the planet and added U2′s new Songs Of Innocence to those phones’ iTunes libraries, the company probably expected some backlash, but I can’t imagine they envisioned what they got: enough outrage, mockery, disinterest, and confusion to more or less drown out even the most glowing reviews. The Tumblr Who Is U2? was born with the mission statement, “What is a U2 and why is it on my phone??! Apple put U2′s latest album in people’s iTunes account and caused a bit of panic. We’re here to revel in the hysteria with updates throughout the day.” Since last Thursday, it has amassed some 200 posts. Part of the problem is that people were confounded when the album appeared on their phones, and are doubly frustrated trying to get rid of it. So today, Apple released a tool for deleting of Songs Of Experience. Here’s How To Dismantle A U2-Infected iPhone:

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14 Sep 15:51

Humans!

Arnvidr

Well that was the weirdest one in a while. Thumbs up!

http://oglaf.com/humans/

14 Sep 19:37

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Arnvidr

Winning!



12 Sep 06:12

Buni

by Ryan Pagelow
Arnvidr

This is how you get IS I guess?

12 Sep 03:07

Frozach Submitted

11 Sep 21:30

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Arnvidr

That's how you baby.





12 Sep 02:04

Congrats to Michael Che, new co-anchor for Weekend Update!

Arnvidr

There you go, life explained.





Congrats to Michael Che, new co-anchor for Weekend Update!

04 Sep 07:00

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04 Sep 05:00

Age Before Booty

by Adam
Arnvidr

Heh.

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27 Aug 03:07

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01 Sep 01:30

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28 Aug 22:00

Dying Wish

by Kristian
Arnvidr

Excellent idea!

It was either Sunn O))) or Anal Cunt. (Both are actual band names. Apologies for that last one.)

Yes! Probably the most obscure comic in a while. Send it to every drone metal-fan friend you have!

28 Aug 07:01

First Day of Class

by alex

First Day of Class

26 Aug 23:22

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26 Aug 09:16

Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

by Unknown Lamer
Arnvidr

Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes American Commitment, a conservative group with strong ties to the Koch brothers has been bombarding inboxes with emails filled with disinformation and fearmongering in an attempt to start a "grassroots" campaign to kill net neutrality — at one point suggesting that "Marxists" think that preserving net neutrality is a good idea. American Commitment president Phil Kerpen suggests that reclassifying the internet as a public utility is the "first step in the fight to destroy American capitalism altogether" and says that the FCC is plotting a "federal Internet takeover," a move that "sounds more like a story coming out of China or Russia."

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24 Aug 09:05

Federal Appeals Court Demands Longer Sentence for Officer who Delivered Brutal Beating

by martyb

gewg_ writes:

The Center for American Progress reports:

One federal appeals court last week took a remarkable stand against leniency for police accountability. In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that 20 months in prison was not enough (PDF) for a former Des Moines police officer who brutally beat a couple on their way home from the movies.

Erin Evans and Octavius Bonds were driving home from a date at the movies in 2008 when they were pulled over for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. From the start, then-officer Mersed Dautovic and his fellow white officer approached the young African American couple with hostility. When Evans, then 21, rolled down her window, Dautovic flung the door open, asking "Are you from America?" and if she was stupid. As a now-flustered Evans attempted to find the appropriate papers in her glove compartment, a second officer ordered her to get out of the car or be pepper sprayed.

What ensued from there was a chain of violence in which Evans was dragged from the car, flung onto the hood of the car and then onto the ground as she screamed for help. When Bonds, then 25, heard her screaming and tried to get out of the car, he was doused with pepper spray continuously, even when he tried to turn his face away from the officer. Bonds eventually grabbed Dautovic's hand to resist, and then remembers being hit in the back of the head before he lost consciousness. When he awoke again, officers were standing over him with batons, beating him repeatedly, even as he lay in the fetal position and then possibly unconscious.

In the course of this beating, Bonds sustained a broken forearm, a split in his scalp that required seven stitches, a broken hand "so bad" that "two bones protruded through his skin" and bruises covering his body. Officers placed him face down on the road and continued to beat him, in what one witness called the motions of chopping wood. Others testified that as the officers waited for an ambulance, they left Bonds face-down on the road near the centerline, as other drivers had to swerve onto the road's median so they didn't run over Bonds' head.

After all of this, Bonds and Evans were arrested and charged with interfering with and assaulting officers. Dautovic lied in both the police report and in the testimony at their trial, so their story could have ended there, as many others likely have.

But a jury acquitted Bonds and Evans of all the charges against them. Dautovic, on the other hand, was charged and found guilty both of obstructing justice and excessive force. The trial court judge said, "These were just young people coming home from the movies. They did not deserve what happened."

He noted that although Dautovic was in many ways a good member of his community, he showed no remorse for what he had done. Dautovic was sentenced by that judge to 20 months in jail, even though the guidelines that federal judges generally use to calculate sentences called for a sentence of between 151 and 188 months in jail.

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25 Aug 13:40

MSFT Quits Reactionary Climate-Change-Denying Lobbyist Group ALEC

by LaminatorX
Arnvidr

Good job Microsoft!

gewg_ writes:

Microsoft News reports

Microsoft has announced that they are dropping their membership with ALEC. The American Legislative Exchange Council(ALEC) is a lobbying group that works to advance limited government, free markets, and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America's state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public. But it was recently revealed that ALEC was involved in lobbying for measures to repeal renewable energy standards, block meaningful disclosure of chemicals used in fracking and more.

Microsoft provided the following statement regarding ALEC:

"In 2014 Microsoft decided to no longer participate in the American Legislative Exchange Council's Communications and Technology Task Force, which had been our only previous involvement with ALEC, With this decision, we no longer contribute any dues to ALEC...we are no longer members of ALEC and do not provide the organization with financial support of any kind."

Greenpeace senior IT policy analyst Gary Cook commented the following to CNET:

"Microsoft deserves praise for living up to its sustainability values by ending its membership in ALEC, an organization which has attacked clean energy and climate policies in nearly all 50 states, Microsoft has demonstrated a commitment in recent years to clean energy and climate action by introducing an internal carbon fee and purchasing large amounts of wind energy to power two of its data centers."

ALEC is also a major force behind "Stand Your Ground" ("Shoot First") legislation.

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25 Aug 19:37

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Arnvidr

Sheeperos.





23 Aug 23:23

Frozach Submitted

Arnvidr

More importantly, one of them is Adam West!

22 Aug 20:52

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22 Aug 16:54

All Good Journeys Must Come to the End

Arnvidr

Awwwwwww

All Good Journeys Must Come to the End

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21 Aug 23:18

Mayor's Minimum Wage Veto Overridden by San Diego City Council

by LaminatorX

gewg_ writes:

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports

The San Diego City Council voted Monday to override Mayor Kevin Faulconer's veto of gradual increases in the local minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by 2017, starting the clock on a referendum campaign that business leaders have said they'll pursue.

If opponents can collect the 34,000 valid signatures required for a referendum by Sept. 17, the wage increases will be held in abeyance pending an election in June 2016.

If the signature drive falls short, the wage hikes will go into effect in January with an increase for local minimum wage workers from $9 an hour to $9.75.

Faulconer's veto, which he issued Aug. 8, was overridden by six members of the council, the two-thirds of the nine-member panel required by city law. All of those who voted to override are Democrats.

Of the council's three Republicans, two voted against the override and one — Lorie Zapf — was absent from the vote. The mayor is a Republican.

Bob Filner, a Progressive Democrat who previously represented a San Diego district in Congress, got himself elected mayor in 2012.
There would have been a lot less drama to this workers' rights issue if he hadn't had to resign after a groping scandal.

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22 Aug 03:07

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21 Aug 07:32

Game of Codes

Arnvidr

Getting amped for this conference. Click through to see an amazing video. Especially if you have any knowledge about programming.

JavaZone 2014 – Game of Codes: The movie you, the people, voted for as this years JavaZone movie based on the teaser video (the teaser is here as well, right below). You picked it, we created it. Enjoy!

JavaZone 2014 Teasers, 1st place: Game of Codes with a total of 31 202 votes.

JavaZone 2014 Teasers, 2nd place: Writing Bad, with a total of 30 811 votes.

JavaZone 2014 Teasers, 3rd place: House of Codes, with a total of 25 361 votes.

JavaZone 2013: Write once, run everywhere? More like write once, ruin everything...

JavaZone 2012: Paper money is obsolete, so what would one nick from a bank these days?

JavaZone 2011: Be afraid! The JavaZone X trailer is in your computer! Do you dare to watch?

JavaZone 2010 Java 4-ever! A heartwarming story about forbidden love ... and OLE objects.

JavaZone 2010: The teaser music video featuring Jenny Skavlan as a floppy-rocking geek.

22 Aug 02:13

US National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

Arnvidr

US Attorney General Eric Holder said:
"At a time when we must seek to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the local community, I am deeply
concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message."

No shit.

Governor of Missouri orders withdrawal of forces from St Louis suburb where police killed an unarmed black teenager.
21 Aug 10:03

What Is Married?

by alex
Arnvidr

Cake!

What Is Married?