Re: What are we going to do for people who die all the time in Rwanda, Bengladesh, PNG and elsewhere
> % America has always done things that
> % suites them. Never
> % anything to help anyone else - yet
> % have called for the
> % world to help them in their "war on
> % terror".
> You are aware that the United States has
> never initiated a war, correct?
> WWI,WWII,Vietnam, Korea and yes even the
> Persian Gulf. All conflicts where our
> help was requested. You can argue all
> day long, but then history doesn't lie.
Excluding of course the War of 1812 which we lost... Wonder why *that* isn't brought up more often.
> % America doesnt remember the victims
> % the Atom Bomb
> % THEY dropped on Japan - just to make
> % point.
> Actually, your half wrong. For the most
> part, most americans don't remember
> that, I'll grant you that. Of course,
> one could argue that it was justified,
> because we were at war, and Japan killed
> US civillians without a second thought,
> which is what initiated the war between
> us and japan. Fortunately, and rather
> soon after the big one, we began to aid
> Japan in rebuilding, and now they depend
> on us and our economy.
The war began by Japan bombing a *military* outpost. Last I checked, that makes the people involved a military target. Neither Hiroshima or Nagasaki were military targets, unless you believe the entire city was one huge miltary target. Seriously, the atomic bomb was used to killing over a million civilians, irradiated thousands more, and in the end would have been deemed a "war crime" if Japan or German had done the same to one of the Allies. How many lives were saved? Who knows. Maybe a lot. Would that be civilians or military personnel? Probably the latter. Is it okay to kill the enemy's civilians to save one's own military personnel when both senarios are likely to resolve the struggle? (The senarios being a) nuke Japan into surrendering or b) begin a land assult (and yes, this could mean more civilian death in the long run but again that's back to the stated question)) If you feel that a war allows any justification for actions commited, then I'm glad you endorse the attack on the twin towers to kill civilians as just another act of war. After all, they had "justificiation".
> % America doesnt remember the
> % victims of American owned capitalist
> % sweatshops.
> Small fact: More than half the
> 'capitalists' in America, aren't
> American by birth, and were wealthy
> before they came here.
Considering that the majority of businesses are small businesses run by Americans, that "fact" is obviously false. More to the point, American does not sanction against American founded companies which commit inhumane acts upon foreign workers in their employment, and that's the problem the original poster was talking about.
> % doesnt remember the victims of
> % and flooding caused
> % by global warming (most of which is a
> % result of pollution
> % generated in the US)..
> You mean like Somolia, Brazil, Chile,
> Haiti, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and more
> than 100 more countries which the US has
> givin aid to in the past? Remember
> Chernobyl? During the Cold War, and we
> still gave them aid. Oh, not to mention
> we're responsible for most of the
> international laws banning toxic
> chemical dumping. Earth Day ring a bell,
> yah, we started that.
I'll give you that we do tend to help other countries who are in need of relief and for that I am glad that we at least attempt in some way to unitedly advance the survival of those for which nature has dealt a crappy hand.
> % You say that OSDN is making a
> % sacrifice on
> % 9/11?
> % Hah, my ass they are. OSDN just see a
> % cheap way to become
> % a
> % 'better commercial citizen', gain
> % customers and such..
> % And "sacrificing" a days worth of
> % advertising, no worries to
> % them.
> Agreed, because this is symbolic, if
> they really wanted to show emotion they
> would have left the ads but donated the
Or they could have planted trees.
> % I hope, when America declares war on
> % Iraq
> % that you go to fight. I hope that you
> % see first hand the pain
> % and suffering that America's war
> % others.
> I'm afraid your mistaken again, we
> aren't the reason Iraq is a third world
> country, you can blame their leadership
> for that. We have offered aid to the
> Iraqi people in the past, and we still
> do actually. So, uh, care to try stating
> anything else you know nothing about?
And when we go over and kill civilians, we don't cause pain nor suffering? Oh wait, I forgot, wars don't cause pain and suffering except for the guilty..or something.
More Linux, less X/GNOME/KDE
Dependency on other programs to run is a major hassle in Linux and is one very strong down point of Windows as well. Anyone who has used NS with 10 windows open just to have ONE application error close them all knows what I'm talking about. Changes to X require unloading the Window manager and all programs in X, then restarting X. X dying kills all programs IN X. The whole point of a stable system that never goes down is rather pointless when one base application crashing requires you to close down all currently running programs and restart. Is this not a major reason people shun away from X?
Also a problem is KDE and GNOME specific programs that require massive (relatively) libraries to be installed. Also, as already pointed out, this creates the production of at least 2 of every program written, one for KDE and one for GNOME. X-chat in fact seems to require that GNOME is loaded even though the name would hint it's an X application. A single, consistent, and better organized API structure for graphical access needs to be devised that is not only stable but also crash tolerant, only restarting itself while leaving depent programs running (if not totally accessible).
Healthy competition is good, so long as the major point of competition is held in sight, to develop better products that are more portable, robust, useful, and tolerant of problems.