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Pirate the software?


Yeah, pirating is for chumps.

I'd recommend trying Ubuntu, if you're looking at Linux as a possibility.  By all accounts it is pretty newb friendly, and one of the most popular desktop Linux installs.

Windows 7 still works great, and is getting security updates and everything.

Only scrubs use MS.

Real men use an abacus, made from a tree they cut down and fashioned themselves, and with beads made of their own teeth.  Anything else would be admitting defeat.

RationalWiki is, in fact, pretty funny at times.  Example:

Woden's Folk is a racist English neopagan group. It was apparently started on April 23rd 1998 after its founder Wulf Ingessunu (who can't decide whether to spell his name "Ingessunu" or "Ingesunnu", bless) claimed to have "a series of mystical experiences centred around the appearance of the Hale Bopp comet in 1997".[3]

The group claims not to be Odinist or Wodenist. "Our reformed religion is based upon the essence of our ancient Folk-Religion, but recreated in a new form suited to the times that we live in today", it says. "This is why we call our faith the Woden Folk-Religion rather than just 'Wodenism'".[4] However, the group's sister site, English Movement, refers to Woden's Folk as "the leading Wodenist Movement here in England".[5]

The reference to the group's theology being "recreated in new form" presumably explains why, despite its ostensible emphasis on the Anglo-Saxons, it's actually a weird grab-bag taking elements from Hinduism, the King James Bible, 1950s fantasy literature, 1980s television, the 2012 apocalypse scare and original writing by Wulf Ingesunnu. In particular, the group has lifted a significant amount of its theology from the eighties television series Robin of Sherwood.

Admittedly, Woden's Folk provided a LOT of material to work with, but still  :lol:

Finishing up my research study.  Wont be around much for the next 2 days or so.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Anybody look at Ukraine lately?
« on: Yesterday at 09:55:46 am »
This is, however, moving dangerously close to a civil war scenario.  The kind of scenario we really don't want, because if Ukrainian suppression of Russophones is severe enough, it will probably provoke a terroristic response, which will respond in an even more brutal crackdown until the spiral of violence justifies a Russian intervention under the Medvedev doctrine ("All Russians will be protected by the Russian state, regardless of location").

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Anybody look at Ukraine lately?
« on: Yesterday at 09:53:00 am »
I'm fairly sure we can take the word of the worst convergence of corporate America and hired killers at face value.

And yes.  The problem is, I don't think this is necessarily off-duty Russian troops popping over the border for a bit of violence and fun.  This actually does reflect sentiment in those areas, and is in response to the viciously Russophobic sentiment in Kiev.

While Russian's not a language I'm fluent in, I am fluent in how people in violent situations think, and I would not be surprised to discover the more extreme elements of Ukrainian nationalism decrying Russian speakers as Putin's 5th column in the country...because that's the kind of retarded statement nationalist idiots make all over the globe in such situations. 

There's also the credibility gap that exists between the (unelected) government in Kiev and the elected officials in control of the regions and cities in the east.  The government has tried to close that gap by appointing governors and mayors, but as you can imagine, that is really not going down well.

Fortunately, Right Sector have had a major falling out with the government in Kiev, with some gangland style killings going down.  My feeling is that someone in the provisional government or Parliament finally figured out an independent paramilitary force with political ambitions was not best left to its own devices, and instead was better dealt with before it decided to pull a Reichstag fire scenario.  Just as well, or we might be seeing Right Sector auxilaries supporting the Berkut in suppressing the protestors and insurgents.

Snape kills the kid's therapist?

Damn, dude is hardcore.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Anybody look at Ukraine lately?
« on: April 14, 2014, 02:36:17 pm »
Greystone has responded to claims it is operating in Ukraine with denial.

As for the guy in armour...well, there's a very interesting history of guys in armour in that part of the world.  I don't know what his excuse is, but look up the "Teutonic Knights" and the "Livonian Brothers of the Sword".  These groups, though obscure, do play a significant role in the identity of several groups in the region.  Catholicism versus Orthodox, east versus west, the Novgorod Republic, the creation of Prussia, Russian imperialism...all can be traced back at least as far as these groups.



The day after nightshifts are over always sucks.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Can we get another Cain reading dump?
« on: April 13, 2014, 01:59:26 pm »
I'll be seeding for another week at least, but I think most people have downloaded what they wanted.

So new you can't even use the qoute system yet. 

That sounds like something Joe Stalin would do.  Obama's tortoise Holodomor must be stopped.

OK, seriously, I do feel kinda bad for the rancher.  And I suppose I cannot fault him for running to the only people who appear to give a shit, even if they are retards who think Obama's the next incarnation of Ho Chi Minh.  And really don't give a shit, beyond pushing their "anything less than full metal JOHN GALT is the next coming of Lenin" nonsense.

RPG Ghetto / Re: Dragon Age: Origins playthrough and commentary thread
« on: April 12, 2014, 07:59:52 pm »
No, it's defintely worth knowing these things.  I'll start paying more attention to post-production again...I have been getting kinda lazy on that front.

Part 15 is up  Poll is whether we let "Kitty" use the girl as a meatsuit, or we turn it into a pair of gloves.  Poll will run for a week to let people catch up and, more importantly, because I'll be too busy writing to record anything.

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