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by mathias
Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

Wrong. You continue to push these incorrect half-truths; simply because someone doesn't agree with the death penalty does not infer that they are "soft on crime." If you oppose the death penalty in all situations, then you are very soft on the worst end of crime. So either you're soft on crime, or ...
by mathias
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

All dictators ARE scum IMHO. To me, the concentration of so much power with so little restraint in a single person's hands is so self-evidently insanely dangerous that only the most immoral of people would accept it, let alone actively seek it out. Well then, that's all the more reason to not be so...
by mathias
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OMG, a 2000W power supply
Replies: 45
Views: 15705

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I stop paying attention to PC hardware for a few months, and this happens...

I never heard of anything that could require this much power, I see they mention 30A video cards, which I'm guessing means 360W. I don't think I want to know if that's accurate.
by mathias
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

Of course they didn't. Saddam's career alone demonstrates that By that logic, if there was a world in which only saddam commited genocide, saddam's actions would prove that whatever was different in that world didn't stop any genocides. Virtually all dictatorships ultimately fall, violently - yet t...
by mathias
Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

Exactly how was a guard present at Saddams hanging allowed to take a mobile phone into the execution room, and why were the guards taunting and verbally abusing him moments prior to his death.??? They probably picked people with lots of reason to hate saddam for all aspects of carrying out the exec...
by mathias
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The case against HDCP etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 4611

It would have been more practical to make high definition discs just come in a non rectangualar case the same size as DVD cases: easily distinguishable and able to fit in DVD shelves/racks.
by mathias
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

No, bluefront didn't say why he considered killing saddam justice. Just that it was just and lawful. I would consider it more likely that it was just and unlawful than that it was lawful but unjust. If you want to call it barbaric, fine, even barbarians would have considered saddam a monster. If any...
by mathias
Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Imageshack: what's the business model?
Replies: 11
Views: 4535

AFAIK, they use the same bussiness model as wikipedia.
by mathias
Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

But why concern yourself so much about saddam's execution and not about all the other executions currently scheduled? Because other people welcome the executions? Has everyone here even heard of the planned execution of five bulgarian nurses and one palestinian doctor to make them scapegoats for poo...
by mathias
Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

I disagree. Justice does not derive from law, law is an attempt to formalize and standardise justice, or at least that's what it's supposed to be in theory. Our sense of justice derives from instincts, religion, and so on. Even if it was against the law, most people would still classify punishing sa...
by mathias
Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The case against HDCP etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 4611

Until then, today's stuff is just slow, big, clunky, expensive, and few movies available for it, like everything else when it was early-adopter stuff. If you're implying that that makes such stuff not worth getting, that's quite a generalization, one friend of mine seemed to have liked his first ge...
by mathias
Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

I don't know, let's just say it would take place at such a time as to minimize pragmatic effects.
by mathias
Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

Very well then, lets assume that chenney would get a heart attack from seeing dubya's head splatter like a watermellon. Or that this hypothetical assasin would get both of them.
by mathias
Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Radical rethink on green computing
Replies: 80
Views: 55169

Re: Radical rethink on green computing

I haven't yet read this thread, or much else in this forum, but... So, my question is: what could truly radical green computing be like, using current mass produced technology? Repair when possible or better yet try to avoid making repairs neccessary; making modifications to enhance something instea...
by mathias
Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

What are your sources ? From here I just don't have any reliable media speaking iraki people voice... Here 's some . Was not Hussein an administrator of justice when he killed his thousands? Saddam was an administrator of law, not everyone agrees that that's synonymous with justice. I wonder, those...
by mathias
Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

Who is no better than he was? The hangman? The judges? The prosecution? Shite iraqis?
by mathias
Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Dictator is Hanged...
Replies: 149
Views: 64850

Okay, this might not have too much progmatic benefit, but it's nothing to complain about either, this is premarily Iraq's bussiness, they undoubtedly wanted him dead very much, and their feelings are easily understandable.
by mathias
Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 40706

I have to spell it out for you? Godwins law is about calling those you're arguing with nazis.

Other sources you say? Very well, looks like they aren't proposing such a law after all, they're already passing it! And you have to use the thing while driving, that's f*cking hillarious.
by mathias
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 40706

Re: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"

First off, this entire thread should be locked on the grounds of Goodwin's Law. So you're implying someone here works for mad? 1. Nobody is proposing mandatory alcohol detection devices for all drivers. Ahem... Anyway back to the point, great idea, would love to see it on every car made from xxx ye...
by mathias
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 40706

They would rush to charge you less? You have very strange insurance companies in your fairy land. The way it would work here, if less people got into accidents, they'd up the rates! Cause now they wouldn't be able to as often raise the rates of the person causing the accident to pay back what they p...
by mathias
Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Debug Mode error message
Replies: 7
Views: 5338

Me too, the error messegase was: General Error Could not insert new word matches DEBUG MODE SQL Error : 1016 Can't open file: 'phpbb_search_wordmatch.MYI' (errno: 145) INSERT INTO phpbb_search_wordmatch (post_id, word_id, title_match) SELECT 302812, word_id, 0 FROM phpbb_search_wordlist WHERE word_t...
by mathias
Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 40706

I would love for this to be made law in the UK, likewise all of the cock who dont wear seatbelts should be given a £1,000 on the spt fine by passing coppers. Please refrain from telling people how to die. You think it's all that bad to be getting paid $2000 for telling someone how to die? I wouldn...
by mathias
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Banning Disguises In Public
Replies: 64
Views: 33038

Re: Banning Disguises In Public

So if that were turned around, you would argue that it's only fair that any woman who goes to a predominantly muslim country should show some respect, and cover her face and body and be escorted around in public, because that's the predominant custom of the country? That's insnane. Why would anyone...
by mathias
Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: unlisted asus card? / passive 7600gs agp in canada
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

They seem to have it in a few more canadian stores and nowhere else. Here they show a picture of it with a fan. Looks like it's being mislabelled silent in addition to having its ram speed axed more than any other 7600gs.
by mathias
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone know about how keyboard & #pad keymapping works?
Replies: 6
Views: 3765

At the price they're charging for those, it would make far more sense to just get a contoured kinesys ergonomic keyboard. The right half of a normal keyboard doesn't look too bad(it's the left half that's horrible), the top row seems to be lined up fine, the bottom row not so much. If I was to use t...
by mathias
Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 40706

My "car control" idea would work much better, since it would target all dangerous drivers, not just drunks, but should have plenty of effect on drunk driving too.
by mathias
Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: unlisted asus card? / passive 7600gs agp in canada
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

unlisted asus card? / passive 7600gs agp in canada

I noticed this item at ncix:ASUS N7600GS SILENT/HTD AGP8X 256MB DDR 128BIT TV-OUT DVI-I

It doesn't seem to appear on asus's website, has anyone seen it anywhere else?
by mathias
Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone know about how keyboard & #pad keymapping works?
Replies: 6
Views: 3765

The XKB Configuration Guide I guess switching layouts with a key combination would be acceptable. I briefly noticed one potential alternative for the right hand, the frogpad . Very briefly. It looks terrible, the pinky finger row is right in line with all the others and it has three keys, I dotn't ...
by mathias
Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2006 USA Election!
Replies: 124
Views: 54770

( tl;dr )

So how many third party candidates were elected?
by mathias
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone know about how keyboard & #pad keymapping works?
Replies: 6
Views: 3765

If anyone by chance has an idea for something I could use for the right half instead of a rotated keypad, that would be good too.