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I’ve stumbled upon this video of a conservative Q&A and debate at UMASS, thanks to the contextual sidecolumn of Youtube, and I found it quite interesting.
Of course, the three anti-SJW speakers point of view can’t be taken totally in good faith (their bias are quite clear), and I certainly can’t be counted as a Republican supporter (first because I don’t believe in representative democracy, second because I’m strongly relativist, third because of all things, while attached to traditions, I’m certainly not reactionary, and fourth because I don’t believe happiness and wellness are prioritary the expression of materialism) ; but anyway, some good points about freedom of expression and the necessary respect of balance of the whole spectrum of opinions (about the double standards in the media – i.e. the recent Facebooktrends fiasco, the official victims trump cards played by a lot of minorities activists, etc.) were made.
Well, whatever your opinion about Social Justice, conservatism or feminism is, the whole show is quite entertaining.

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This new season of South Park begins in an extraordinary manner.

…Well I’ll tell you what it means. It means you love nothing more than beer, working out and that feeling you get when you rhetorically defend a marginalized community from systems of oppresion !

backfromcamden replied to your post:Unlike most of my friends breaking their mobile…

How do you do that (for computer screens) ?

It depends. One time, I slammed my car door on the computer, another time I closed it without looking and I had forgotten a pen on the keyboard, I destroyed my Pocketbook Pro 602 by kicking it with my knee and this morning, I had forgotten it was in my tent and I took ground support to get up and of course, my hand was in the middle of the screen. It’s a subtile combination of lack of luck, messiness and clumsiness. Story of my life.

backfromcamden replied to your post:Unlike most of my friends breaking their mobile…

How do you do that (for computer screens) ?

It depends. One time, I slammed my car door on the computer, another time I closed it without looking and I had forgotten a pen on the keyboard, I destroyed my Pocketbook Pro 602 by kicking it with my knee and this morning, I had forgotten it was in my tent and I took ground support to get up and of course, my hand was in the middle of the screen. It’s a subtile combination of lack of luck, messiness and clumsiness. Story of my life.

I’m writing this on a Macbook – thanks to descampsdavid – and I’m kinda loving it. Of course, I’ve got some adaptation issues, and I can’t forget it cost a lot of money six years ago (the kind you have to bring to the store in a wheelbarrow, and you’re not even living in Harare or in Weimar Republic), but for a computer that old, or a computer punktschluss, it runs really nicely. I’m not at all missing the daily frustrations of my late Windows pc – you have to remember that with my French accent, I tend to use RageDit on Windows Hate – and I could see me be an Apple user again. Of course, I’m poor, so I probably buy a Whycomputer that will probably will be as good for 5 times less money.

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My main pet peeve with Windows, those days (apart from my continuous complaints about general ergonomy and reliability) is the fact you still have to use this stupid little icon lost in the task bar in order to properly eject your external drives.

I know it’s kind of a superstitious action, but I’ve lost several files, and at least two hard disk drives while not respecting the formal ritual of the proper ejection.

Not only it’s as medieval as bone breaking wheel torture, but with the last iterations of Windows, the icon goes away for several seconds to proudly announce the success of the operation. 

Of course, most of the times, the ritual is a complete failure,since there are still over half a million of background process that are working while you’re done with your work since twenty minutes, leaving you mainly with an alternative : shutting down the computer or unplugging the hard drive disk while he’s still working (mostly a problem with my 2.5” hdd, since they are not independantly powered – I’d like to see LaCie offer a little battery to ease the switching off its disks).

Is it too hard, in 2014, for a giant like Microsoft, to offer its soul (and productivity) crushing operating system with a right-click option on disks icons to eject, and simultaniously kill all and every processes on said disks?

At the moment, the only thing that protect my Win 8.1 is that I’m too dumb to circumvent the secureboot and reinstall Lubuntu on it. And too poor to buy a new computer.

[geek] [rant