Y’know, the question we might ask ourselves is “would I still find this funny if a white guy/girl was saying it”. With Charles Ramsey’s white girl running into black man’s arms, no it wouldn’t, it’d because, taken at face value, it’d be racist. In other words, that it’s a black man making this satirical observation isn’t what makes it funny, but it is what makes it acceptable, in much the same way that this video isn’t racist, and could be considered an amusing parody of black cultural sterotypes, but it...
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@IvanP91v – my message is pretty much that except it just makes another error noise whether I press yes or no. As I say, it says “access denied” on line one character 1, and I’m not gonna lie, I can only guess at what that actually means. However, i am still running ie 9. Therein may well lie the problem – I’ll dowload ten posthaste, see if that sorts it. Thanks, guys.
Internet explorer, so I guess I should come to expect this sort of thing. Still, it hadn’t ever happened since about two weeks ago, maybe a bit longer.
Every so often on this site, as I’m going about my dorkish business, I get an error message sying something like “Error: Access denied Line=1 Char=1 Continue running scripts? Yes No” Hitting either yes or no does nothing; the only way of getting rid of the window is via ctr alt del, and if I try to follow the same link again in that session, I get the same error. If, however, I restart there’s a chance I’ll be able to get at the link that caused this thing the first time round, though the...
I was hoping some would say “Margaret Thatcher Is Dead”… It amazes me that the internet hasn’t reacted to that news yet.
Whoa, people have replied to this now? Shit, I need to pay attention to my own threads. Still, this is certainly sounding like consensus. As soon as I have a spare moment I’ll get right on it.
Also, have a few demotivational posters as evidence of spread!
One of the oldest phenomena on the web (first circulating usenet in the 1980s, and getting their website in 1993), the Darwin Awards celebrate those psychologically deficiant individuals who improve the human gene pool by removing themselves from it in stupid and often hilarious ways, featuring such gems as this, this and this What do y’all think? If I hear consensus in favour of an article, I’d be happy to write it.
Rom Total War: A turn based strategy game in which you compete with other manufacturers for monopoly of the personal computer market!
I like anonymous. The fact that there’s a bunch of guys sitting in their bedrooms somewhere trying to change the world by making crude ddos attacks on people they think are abusing human rights is realy rather adorable.They’re so plucky. It’s like the CND in the ‘80s – you know they’re never going to achieve anything close to their goals, ever, but at least they’re quite nice goals, and at least they’re trying. N’awwwwwww.
I can see why you might reach that conclusion, but no, I don’t illegally download music. When you look at the economics of it, I’m not quite sure piracy is quite as wrong as the authorities want us to think it is, but that doesn’t mean I participate in it, and anyway, that’s a debate for another time. But yeah, on the one hand, what you say makes sense. Google would indeed be the ones getting regulated. But what I don’t see is how being regulated translates into a lower market share. Surely they have...
What Google wants is to keep its shareholders happy by making as much long-term profit as possible, same as every other public company under the sun. They shouldn’t care about control of the internet unless it affects this aim for some reason. And at the moment, I just can’t see how it, or by extension, this conference, does.
And I wouldn’t say ‘enslave’. A regulated internet wouldn’t, perhaps, be such a terrible thing. It’d just get a few boundaries. And that would, on many levels, be a crying shame.
No-one. I think the internet might just be able to look after itself. That’s what It’s been doing for the last decade, so far as I can tell.
Rei _12: I don’t deny that google is against the censorship of their own results – it’s in their interests to be. And it certainly is in the interests of the governments of the world to try to restrict the interenet. My point is that a UN conference seems a strange tool to use for this purpose – while each individual government may want censorship in is own nation, trying to make a global law allowing what seems to be already allowed (the nations that can get away with censorship are censoring, and the...
Her eyes heavy with lightness, she turns and walks back into obscurity Or more meme related: first line: some slogan picture in background, of course weak punchline. Deadpooled.
On the one hand, I don’t trust the governments of China and the Arab states, but on the other hand, I sure as hell don’t trust Google either – they certainly know more about my online actions than any oil sheik (unless they’ve sold the data to said sheik). In fact, I’d say that the only reason Google would oppose legislation would be if that legislation presented a threat to them. Personally, I don’t think the conference is likely to pass any legislation to let the Chinese decide what sitesI can see, or...
Ok, I tried to make an entry recently, on the viral video ‘Willy Bum Bum’. It got deadpooled; I wasn’t really sure why. I mean yeah, I personally didn’t find it particularly funny, but I figured that objectively speaking it’d spread widely enough and spawned enough variants to deserve an entry. Was I wrong about this, or is the way I wrote the article at fault? If someone could read it and let me know where I went wrong, I’d really appreciate it.
In my opinion, the reason why this is a thorny issue is that life, or at least ‘human’ life comes gradually, as opposed to there being any particular scientifically justified cut off point between ‘human life’ and ‘not human’ – for example on the one hand, a newly formed zygote is a genetically unique individual, but equally, it can’t think, feel pain, or in any way sense its environment . In terms of physical and mental characteristics we adult humans have far more in common with, for example, chimps,...