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Pope Francis on Freedom of Speech: ‘One Cannot Make Fun of Faith’

Posted on January 15th, 2015 at 19:50 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

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Pope Francis suggested there are limits to freedom of expression, saying in response to the Charlie Hebdo terror attack that “one cannot make fun of faith” and that anyone who throws insults can expect a “punch.”

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To illustrate his point, he joked about Vatican aide Alberto Gasparri who was standing nearby on the plane.

“It’s true that we can’t react violently, but, for example if Dr. Gasbarri here, a great friend of mine, says a curse word against my mother, then a punch awaits him,” the pontiff said.

All it really illustrates, Francis, is that you are a petty, small-minded person.

Matthew 5:39


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  1. Wait, Francis, a punch is a non violent act. Another f_cking hypocritical religious asshole.

  2. Previous Pontiffs have done more global harm in fewer words while staying on-message – Francis’s previous statements have made it clear that he cares more about people than about purity of faith.

    Here, he seems to be saying that it’s human nature to react violently to a perceived attack on something held dear. It was likely intended as a caution against blasphemy just to annoy others, like shouting “FIRE!” in a crowded cathedral. It’s a pity that he didn’t take it a step further to say that the moral response is to seek reconciliation rather than recompense: instead, he presented a parable in which he (the Pope!) would commit violence. Given that he’s held to be infallible, that’s implicitly preaching violence.

    Okay, suddenly I agree with Mykolas. :-(

  3. I believe that we not only have the right to mock some things that people believe but we also have an obligation to do so.

    So the pope has violated my beliefs by saying that we don’t have that right. Does that give me the right to punch him in the face?

  4. Alright, that punching bit is a really odd thing for this Pope to say. Odd enough to make you wonder if it was translated right.

    Now I know this Pope isn’t perfect and I know he hasn’t acted on the child abuse issues in the way we would hope. But John, the way you seem determined to find fault with this otherwise remarkable character actually makes *you* look petty and small-minded. Look at the big picture. Look at the direction of change.

  5. What direction? No Catholic doctrine changed: attitude towards important stuff like women’s rights, contraception condoms, homosexuality, nothing is changing at all. All I see is a lot of slick PR, and in this particular interview he showed how shallow he really is.

  6. “Religion is an idea, and, as an idea, it should be eligible for criticism, discussion, and yes, mockery. The only reason so many believers demand special exceptions be made for religious ideas is because they know full well that their ideas don’t hold up well under scrutiny.

    -Amanda Marcotte

    Draw your conclusions on what the pope really believes….

  7. I’m more than willing to concede that this pope is better than his predecessor, in kind of the same way that an E. coli infection is better than an E. coli infection and accidentally chopping off your hand with a chainsaw.

  8. @Mudak: There are E. coli and then there are E. coli that can kill you.

    Ol’ Frankie there is a Jesuit. I seem to think they don’t do turning the other cheek (except for that terrible joke about altar boys).

  9. I gotta say, the new comments about “breeding like rabbits” are awkward but the B.S. about “outside [i.e. non-religions socially progressive] groups should not meddle in people’s values” stuff is so hypocritical from a Jesuit that it made my head kersplode.

  10. @Desiato: If I want to persuade his customers to join my entertainment complex and he forbids them to (on pain of eternal penalty payments) isn’t that anti-competitive behaviour? Can I take him to the WTO?

Why porn is exploding in the Middle East

Posted on January 15th, 2015 at 19:38 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The world is a big place, and cultural gaps are vast. But there are a few things that connect people across borders. Some people argue food is the best glue while others say it’s education. But there’s a new contestant: online porn.

Porn is being made and watched in the Middle East, and millions more are watching it around the planet. In fact, some of the world’s top porn consumers come out of the Middle East. According to data released by Google, six of the top eight porn-searching countries are Muslim states. Pakistan tops the list at number one, followed by Egypt at number two. Iran, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Turkey come in at numbers four, five, seven and eight, respectively. Pakistan leads the way in porn searches for animals like pigs, donkeys, dogs, cats and snakes.


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  1. “Pakistan leads the way in porn searches for animals like pigs, donkeys, dogs, cats and snakes”

    oh don’t get me started!

  2. > “According to data released by Google, six of the top eight porn-searching countries are Muslim states.”

    Huh, really? Say, it’s too bad that that claim doesn’t have a handy link to this Google data. Neither does the linked article at muslimsandtheworld.com which seems to be the source of that claim.

    When I search for “google data porn searches by country” I find lots of articles that similarly don’t support the claim. Several have screenshots of a Google Trends page but don’t show what the query term being graphed was. One pointed back to the Google Trends data for “gay sex pics”. Looking at that is quite instructive.

    The top countries reported in the article are Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Pakistan, India. If you click on the suggested “related search” for “free gay pics”. A quite similar search, right? Now the top 5 are South Africa, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium. Huh. Next suggestion is “gay men pics”. Top countries are United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India. Huh, quite different for what seems like a similar query.

    Now yes, this is for “gay” porn, but I suspect results may be equally unstable for vanilla porn. Also… do people in Pakistan search for porn in English? Does Google translate terms and aggregate across languages?

    The next bit of “support data” in the Salon article John linked to is from PornMD and discusses the top search terms among porn searchers. OK, that selects for people already searching for porn and doesn’t say much about how many people that is in total.

    So I’m not claiming that there’s no interest in porn in the Middle East. I’m just highlighting that it’s not clear these articles with headline claims (“exploding”!) are based on decent data.

  3. @Desiato: So…to include the words “Middle East” and “exploding porn” is obvious clickbait? Blimey!

    They’re cumming for our wimmenfolk! (And menfolk, and donkeyfolk…)

The New CISPA Bill Is Literally Exactly the Same as the Last One

Posted on January 15th, 2015 at 19:33 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over expecting different results. That’s a cliche, but politicians often follow the hoariest routes to power, and attempting to enact change by doing the same thing repeatedly is one of them. When word broke last week that the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the twice-defeated bill known as CISPA, was being re-revived by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), it wasn’t clear if the zombie legislation would be updated to address the myriad concerns with previous versions. We combed through the full text of the bill and, nope, it’s exactly the same, word for word for overly broad data-scooping power-granting word.


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  1. Nothing stops them from trying it time after time. We cannot lose even once or the law is enshrined forever.

Surveillance Detection for Android Phones

Posted on January 15th, 2015 at 0:05 by John Sinteur in category: Security

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It’s called SnoopSnitch:

SnoopSnitch is an app for Android devices that analyses your mobile radio traffic to tell if someone is listening in on your phone conversations or tracking your location. Unlike standard antivirus apps, which are designed to combat software intrusions or steal personal info, SnoopSnitch picks up on things like fake mobile base stations or SS7 exploits. As such, it’s probably ideally suited to evading surveillance from local government agencies.

The app was written by German outfit Security Research Labs, and is available for free on the Play Store. Unfortunately, you’ll need a rooted Android device running a Qualcomm chipset to take advantage.

Download it here.


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  1. I love it that some people (me) complain about things, but other people actually do something useful!

For five kilometres, I kept stepping on dead bodies.

Posted on January 14th, 2015 at 22:54 by John Sinteur in category: News

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In the week before Paris grabbed the world’s attention, Boko Haram (previously) staged an attack on the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga which reportedly forced 20,000 people to flee and left hundreds or even thousands dead. A Baga survivor who hid for three days said that, after breaking cover and escaping, “for five kilometres, I kept stepping on dead bodies”.
In the later months of 2014, the town of Mubi, home to Adamawa State University, was captured by Boko Haram in October, then retaken by the government in November. One survivor described the initial capture of the town on video.

Two hundred and twenty-seven soldiers were dismissed yesterday for refusing to fight in Mubi in October, but claim they were given no opportunity to defend themselves: “How could they accuse us of refusing to fight when we have actually fought and the Boko Haram overwhelmed us?”

As BBC reporters discuss why it is hard to know the truth in Nigeria, others ask why the world has ignored Boko Haram’s latest attack.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s president, in the middle of an election campaign, has made no statement on the Baga reports.


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Take Me to Church

Posted on January 14th, 2015 at 22:38 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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At a show in Paris earlier this month Irish singer-songwriter Hozier was treated to a unique surprise. Unbeknownst to him or most of the audience, a radio station and the venue had stationed a 20-member choir as normal audience members in the front row.


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  1. Fantastic!

Man gives out 13-year-old daughter in marriage to man who raped her

Posted on January 14th, 2015 at 20:39 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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A father in Tudun Rubudi of Ungogo local government, Kano State has given his 13-year-old daughter to one of the four men who allegedly gang-raped her.

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According to Weekly Trust, a Kano-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Fadlu Dan Almajiri Fagge, said that the Islam religion allows for a rape victim to marry the man who raped her provided certain conditions are met. “First, the girl has to observe Istibira’i, a month period to ensure absence of pregnancy. The girl should not also be among those prohibited for the rapist. Provided those conditions are met, marriage can take place with the consent of the girl and her parents,” Shiekh Fadlu Dan Almajiri Fagge said.


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  1. Gosh – it would really be terrible if the girl turned out to be among those prohibited for her rapist. I bet he’d be awfully sad and I’d just hate it if his feelings were hurt…

  2. “With the consent of the girl…” doesn’t sound like she had any choice.
    Women and children as property: “You damaged it, you own it.”

    So…Old Testament.

  3. You mean like Deuteronomy 22:28-29 ?

  4. F*cking Sons of Abraham.

  5. I hear the 13th Century is a nice place to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there…
    Oh, wait, there are people who still are…

  6. Can we quarantine this place? Sounds like they have a serious illness.

What defines Dutch cycling?

Posted on January 13th, 2015 at 17:22 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. What defines Dutch cycling? No helmets.

  2. Funny you should mention it. With the growing sales of bikes with electric motor support, some of which can go up to 50 km/h, there’s calls for a helmet law…

  3. Wonderful! I love it that old bikes are cherished and still used!

    Here are typical local conditions for me right now:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gQT454raJc
    (although frankly, -12C is borderline for me…)

  4. No helmets? Guess they don’t need them without American drivers.

Cartoons

Posted on January 13th, 2015 at 8:21 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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MH17

Posted on January 12th, 2015 at 22:52 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Few people know more about the air-combat-weapon systems of the former Eastern Bloc than Rupert Smid. He is a leading expert on air combat. Throughout our investigation we met him as part of our reporting in several countries including Ukraine, Russia, Austria and the Netherlands. His name is not really Smid – but he can’t reveal his true identity. He works for an organization that does not want to be involved in this issue. We can only assure you that Rupert Smid is a leading expert on Russian air combat systems.

Smid tells us: “There is no doubt: flight MH17 was shot down by a missile. And this missile was fired from the ground and not from a fighter jet.”

This bit is a nice illustration of the main problem the Dutch investigators have apparently run into: there are several organizations that have enough information about the incident to point the finger, but none of them want to be involved in this issue, because questions would be asked about why it was not used to prevent this tragedy.

The investigation should be taken over by the UN.


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Charlie Hebdo Staff Prepares Next Issue

Posted on January 12th, 2015 at 22:16 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The paper has had to file court requests to recover material from its office, now sealed off as a crime scene. With the help of Libération, Charlie Hebdo will print three million copies of the issue, compared with its usual 60,000 copies. The paper was also expected to be translated into several languages.

Evidence once more that terrorists are stupid fucks. Try to find something, anything, that would have boosted the circulation from 60.000 to 3 million. Even a nude BDSM picture of Michelle Obama and François Hollande together would not have done that.


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  1. Although it might be closer than you think…M. Hollande has quite the reputation :-)

Advocate says Colorado received $60 million in taxes and fees from marijuana in 2014

Posted on January 12th, 2015 at 21:10 by John Sinteur in category: News

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“Colorado raked in $60 million in marijuana taxes and licensing fees in the past year, plus saved most if not all of the $145 million the Harvard report estimated it spent each year fighting marijuana,” Aubin wrote in the Jan. 5, 2015, piece.


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WhatsApp and iMessage could be banned under new surveillance plans

Posted on January 12th, 2015 at 20:00 by John Sinteur in category: Do you feel safer yet?, Security

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David Cameron could block WhatsApp and Snapchat if he wins the next election, as part of his plans for new surveillance powers announced in the wake of the shootings in Paris.

The Prime Minister said today that he would stop the use of methods of communication that cannot be read by the security services even if they have a warrant. But that could include popular chat and social apps that encrypt their data, such as WhatsApp.

Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime also encrypt their data, and could fall under the ban along with other encrypted chat apps like Telegram.

The comments came as part of David Cameron’s pledge to revive the “snoopers’ charter” to help security services spy on internet communications today.

René (to the radio): Allo, allo! This is Nighthawk. Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Over.
Fanny (interrupts): Of course I can hear you.
René: Not you! Shut up!
Radio: Allo, allo! Pass your message.
René (To Edith): What is the code to tell them the British airmen have arrived?
Edith: “The little cupboard is full.”
Fanny : Ah? What is that?
René: The little cupboard is full!
Fanny (interrupts again): Oh no, no, no. I have not used it all the day!


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  1. Back to the old microdots under the postage stamps then?

2014

Posted on January 12th, 2015 at 18:18 by John Sinteur in category: News


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Surviving Whole Foods

Posted on January 12th, 2015 at 18:02 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease.


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Saudi cleric condemns …….. as anti-Islamic

Posted on January 12th, 2015 at 15:33 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News

Is it A) terrorism; B) child marriage; or C) building snowmen for fun?

Check your guess here.


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Norway: Islam is the problem.

Posted on January 12th, 2015 at 15:21 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Intellectual Property


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Here’s What Happens When You Install the Top 10 Download.com Apps

Posted on January 12th, 2015 at 12:51 by John Sinteur in category: Software

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We installed the top 10 apps from Download.com, and you’ll never believe what happened! Well… I guess maybe you might have a good guess. Awful things. Awful things are what happens. Join us for the fun!


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  1. Something the article neglected to emphasize – as Avast was selected for protective duties – was the EULA, which for Avast free states in part in Section 8 “The Software collects certain information, which may include personally identifiable information, from the computer on which it is installed…”.
    This link for a/v would have been helpful
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/data-transmission-internet-security-products/

  2. nice!

  3. We’re quite taken with PortableApps round here.

Rupert Murdoch had a thought about “Moslems” following Charlie Hebdo shooting

Posted on January 11th, 2015 at 21:14 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: News

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Rupert Murdoch has given his thoughts on the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, and the subsequent hostage-taking in a Jewish supermarket.

With the tact and sensitivity for which he is famed, the 83-year-old concedes that “maybe most Moslems peaceful, but . . .” – you knew there would be a but – “until they recognise and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held reponsible.”

He added that there was a “big jihadist cancer looming” which would not be fought by “political correctness”…

Blimey, now we have Bill Maher and Rupert Murdoch singing from the same song sheet!


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  1. Obviously now Murdoch will be handing himself over to the police to face justice for the phone hacking crimes committed by journalists on his newspapers.

  2. I wouldn’t hold my breath Gareth :-)

Témoignage/Vidéo posthume du terroriste islamiste: Amédy Coulibaly, le tueur de Montrouge.

Posted on January 11th, 2015 at 13:44 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Amedy Coulibaly revendique dans une vidéo posthume, postée le dimanche 11 janvier, l’attaque de Montrouge au nom de l’État islamique, donc un jour après le jour de son exécution par la police, vendredi dernier. (Ci-dessus, capture d’écran de la vidéo.)

Ceci prouve une complicité supplémentaire au moins. Il serait intéressant de savoir d’où cette vidéo a été postée et diffusée sur Internet deux jours après les faits ? Est-ce de France ou du Moyen-Orient, où, paraît-il, la femme d’Amedy Coulibaly se trouverait depuis le 2 janvier. Mais est-ce encore le cas?


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Legendary Cartoonist Robert Crumb on the Massacre in Paris

Posted on January 11th, 2015 at 12:54 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Robert Crumb is considered by many to be the single best cartoonist America has ever produced. The creator of counter culture icons like Fritz the Cat, the Keep On Truckin guy and Mr Natural, Mr. Crumb was inducted into the comic book Hall of Fame in 1991, the same year he moved his family to France, where he has resided ever since. Writer Celia Farber reached him at his home in Sauve, France on Friday, January 9, 2015, to talk about the massacre of cartoonists and others in Paris this week. 

Celia Farber: Have journalists been calling you today to talk about the assassinations at Charlie Hedbo? Are you willing to talk about it?

Robert Crumb: Liberation wanted me to draw a cartoon, so I did this cartoon for Liberation about it.  So far, you are the first American journalist that’s asked me to talk about it. I’ll talk about it, yeah.

No other journalists have called you? Really?

No, you’re the only one. You don’t have journalists over there anymore, what they have is public relations people. That’s what they have over in America now. Two-hundred and fifty thousand people in public relations. And a dwindling number of actual reporters and journalists.


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  1. I’m glad to hear he is still alive and well :-)

    The actual journalists and reporters of his day were Bourgeois Establishment Creeps and Narks, I seem to remember.

Your move, Jehova’s Wittnesses

Posted on January 11th, 2015 at 10:41 by John Sinteur in category: News

t11BE98


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  1. OK, took me a while! Nice shot.

You MUST mock

Posted on January 11th, 2015 at 10:03 by John Sinteur in category: News

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And aren’t we all tired of those who claim to know the answer to life, death and the creation being so fucking sensitive about their knowledge? If I knew the answer to it all, if I thought I understood the wishes of the author of the universe and was privileged to understand what happens to us after death, the last thing I would be is all prickly and defensive. ‘Mock me all you like,’ I’d cry. ‘Go on, laugh your socks off, paint crude daubs, make mocking films. They pass me by as the idle wind which I respect not.’

Whether it is deluded pricks chanting Christian slogans like Anders Behring Breivik in Oslo or deluded pricks chanting Islamic ones like Said and Charif Kouachi in Paris the result is the same: in this breast at least arises even more, as if that were possible, contempt for the dumb, semi-literate, ill-founded, unreasoned drivel that forms the basis of their juvenile, crazed and self-defeating actions.


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Pastor brags about punching ‘dangerously bright’ kid

Posted on January 11th, 2015 at 9:54 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

Yeah, because anyone who isn’t following YOUR god exactly deserves “whatever happens to them” right? Including anything any religious person feels like doing to them.

Reminds me of Paris somehow…


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  1. An admission of assault? Proud of it? Nice.

    I do agree with this flock herder about one thing. Smart is dangerous to his type.

One Lawmaker’s Sneaky Attempt To Keep Marriage Equality Out Of Texas

Posted on January 10th, 2015 at 19:21 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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The Fifth Circuit will take up marriage equality cases from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi Friday, and despite being a conservative panel, the judges could rule in favor of marriage equality. In the event that happens, one Texas lawmaker has an alternative plan for the marriage ban: make it illegal — essentially a punishable crime — for clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


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Porn Companies Are Going After GitHub

Posted on January 10th, 2015 at 17:51 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Intellectual Property

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Porn production companies are currently engaged in a scorched earth copyright infringement campaign against torrenting sites with URLs containing specific keywords—say, “thrust” or “glob-watcher.” GitHu​b, a popular site for coders that allows professionals and hobbyists to create open source software together, is getting caught in the crossfire.

Several Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaints filed to G​oogle by companies representing various porn companies in the last month alone have resulted in dozens of legitimate GitHub URLs being removed from the search engine’s results, Tor​rentFreak first reported.

Among the offending URLs were GitHub support pages, entire code repositories, and user profile pages. Tomasz Janczuk, a former Microsoft employee, had part of his GitHub repository​ removed from Google’s search results after a December 20th, 2014 DMCA compla​int by Takedown P​iracy LLC, a company representing Adam & Eve, a porn production company.

According to Janczuk, removing GitHub pages from Google’s search results could harm the open source software community by reducing its visibility online.

“Removal of GitHub content or reduction of its visibility would have a substantial impact on companies or individuals participating in the open source model,” Janczuk sad in an email, “since high visibility of [open source software] content is frequently part of a marketing strategy.”

Janczuk’s URL, “https://github.com/tja​nczuk/edge,” was apparently too close to The E​dge, a 2001 movie made by Adam & Eve, for the company’s liking.

Porn companies aren’t alone in this practice, though a perusal of Google’s tra​nsparency report reveals that the vast majority of DMCA complaints against GitHub in the last six months were filed by Takedown Piracy on behalf of a range of porn companies.


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  1. Must be interesting work. Looks great on a resume, you bet.

    “I developed an application to eliminate internet search results for the word ‘tit’. Birdwatchers were outraged.”

The Toxoplasma Of Rage

Posted on January 10th, 2015 at 3:24 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: News

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Imagine Moloch, in his Carthaginian-demon personification, looking out over the expanse of the world, eagle-eyed for anything that can turn brother against brother and husband against wife. Finally he decides “YOU KNOW WHAT NOBODY HATES EACH OTHER ABOUT YET? BIRD-WATCHING. LET ME FIND SOME STORY THAT WILL MAKE PEOPLE HATE EACH OTHER OVER BIRD-WATCHING”. And the next day half the world’s newspaper headlines are “Has The Political Correctness Police Taken Over Bird-Watching?” and the other half are “Is Bird-Watching Racist?”. And then bird-watchers and non-bird-watchers and different sub-groups of bird-watchers hold vitriolic attacks on each other that feed back on each other in a vicious cycle for the next six months, and the whole thing ends in mutual death threats and another previously innocent activity turning into World War I style trench warfare.

(You think I’m exaggerating? Listen: “YOU KNOW WHAT NOBODY HATES EACH OTHER ABOUT YET? VIDEO GAMES.”)

And…it’s addictive. So much fun. We’re doomed.


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Jeb Bush’s New Campaign Adviser: “One of the Most Infamous Lobbyists in the World”

Posted on January 9th, 2015 at 18:55 by John Sinteur in category: News

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After announcing he was forming a presidential exploratory committee last month, former Republican Florida Governor Jeb Bush quickly began pulling together a political operation of strategists, consultants and donors. On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that DC insider Richard Hohlt, a Republican lobbyist, has become an informal member of the Jeb Bush campaign team. But the newspaper neglected to note that Hohlt is more than your average Washington influence-peddler.

Hohlt has been a key and somewhat infamous lobbyist for the financial industry, best known for assisting the corrupt savings-and-loan banking industry three decades ago in its battle with federal regulators—at a profound cost to US taxpayers. And in 2009, following the Wall Street-driven economic demise, Citigroup enlisted him to assist its efforts in Washington.

Hohlt has worked the halls of the nation’s capital for various corporate giants, including Chevron and Altria. But he is best known for assisting the S&L gang three decades ago. He kept regulators at bay on behalf of these thrifts, which were overextended and speculating with federally insured deposits. The ensuing S&L collapse, which happened during the Reagan and (first) Bush years, helped drive the US economy into the tank, launched a series of investigations, and yielded criminal convictions. As the New York Times reported six years ago, “Critics say that as a top lobbyist for the savings and loan industry in the 1980s, Mr. Hohlt blocked regulation of these institutions and played a pivotal role helping to prolong dubious industry practices that cost taxpayers $150 billion to clean up.” (Incidentally, an S&L run by Jeb Bush’s brother, Neil, went belly-up at a cost of $1 billion to taxpayers.)


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Bill Maher on Paris massacre: ‘There are no great religions — they’re all stupid and dangerous’

Posted on January 9th, 2015 at 11:31 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. Yeah, black-n-white viewpoints are so often helpful and accurate. Not.

  2. Actually, a voice of clarity and truth is appreciated in this PC world.

Muslim mayor Aboutaleb of Dutch city of Rotterdam

Posted on January 8th, 2015 at 17:22 by John Sinteur in category: News

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” … and it is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom like that, but if you don’t want that freedom, in heaven’s name, take your suitcase and leave. There might be a place in the world where you can be yourself and be honest about that to yourself but don’t go around killing innocent journalists.

That is so backwards, that is so incomprehensible, disappear if you cannot find peace with the way we want to build our society here. Because we only want those people – also all those muslims, all those good-willing muslims whom people are now looking to – together, only those who are what I would call “our” society, and if you don’t like this place because you don’t like a bunch of humorists who are making a little newspaper, yes.. how shall I put this, how about you fuck off?”


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  1. Amen to that!

  2. ‘zactly so, sir.

  3. straight and to the point.. I like it and agree wholeheartedly.


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