December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas

Enjoy the spirit of giving!

Cheers,
Steve

December 21, 2005

U.S. Legal System says 'No' to Intelligent Design

Once again common sense prevailed. Religious advocates who seek to subvert children to their particular brand of religion has for the time being, set back.

Judge Jones' findings addressed several important points in the debate between Intelligent Design advocates and the general science society. Briefly, the points are:
  • Intelligent Design is not science.
  • Intelligent Design is religious.
  • Intelligent Design should not be taught in science classes.
  • Intelligent Design is not an alternative to evolution.
I am elated at this ruling, and hope it will send a message to educational institutes in Australia, private, public or Catholic - that Intelligent Design should not be taught in science classes.

There is not doubt that this ruling will be contested by Intelligent Design's advocates. Yet equally there is no that the men and women who have fought preserve the integrity of State and Science will continue their fight.

Cheers,
Steve

December 14, 2005

Linus says "Use KDE"

I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE.

This "users are idiots, and are confused by functionality" mentality of
Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will
use it. I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long
since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do.

Please, just tell people to use KDE.

Linus
There you go folks, KDE is better than GNOME :P

*dons flame proof shirt*

Cheers,
Steve

December 03, 2005

IRC Spam

* wlrnkle (fgtt@203.233.140.17651) has joined #-----
wlrnkle < a u s T n e T > DISCUSTED of AUSTNET? Dislike an oper or 2? We know where they all live. Now you can too! Find out where ALL the opers live and beat some sence into them. http://www.austnetexposed.com <-- Its a list of ALL the opers contact details. also vist #infkted for more info
* wlrnkle has quit (Exit: )
I don't know who runs these bots/scripts, or who write them. Either way, they ought to put more effort in. My English is not as good as M's, but I shall do my best here:
  • a u s T n e T - Why on earth are the T capitalised and nothing else? Why not AustNet, or AUSTNet or just austnet? I guess they can't help but be "zoMg d0Dz i pWn J0o".
  • DISCUSTED - I am disgusted at their spelling.
  • sence - They should get some sense into their heads instead of wasting time on hate-mongering.
  • its - It's incorrect to use its when you mean it is/has. To the author(s) of that dismal script/bot, learn some basic English.
  • also - Also, you should capitalise the first letter of the first word of a sentence.
I hope to see a more polished spam message next time, with credit to me for pointing out the mistakes.

Cheers,
Steve

December 02, 2005

Quote of the day

The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes strong than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Cheers,
Steve