Saturday, May 29, 2010

More Fun With Conservapedia

You are welcome to contribute here, but in my experience, when a user's first edit is fact-tagging, they're not here to help. If a user who was here to help came across something they believe needed a cite, they would find the cite themselves instead of assigning such a task to the community at large. Contribute constructively, or leave. JacobB 00:57, 29 May 2010 (EDT)

Yes, if I am worried about the factual content of the articles on Conservapedia, I'm obviously not here to help. Those pesky facts don't help this site, do they? And the articles I tagged were referenced- with dead links and links to articles that had absolutely nothing to do with the so-called 'fact' that was referenced. And please tell me how on earth I'm supposed to 'find a cite' for something that is not factual? Is not the burden of proof on he who affirms? It has been since ancient times in our courts, such as the fine justice system we have in these great United States. I think I see what you are getting at here, though. If I'm not trying to blatantly deride and misrepresent Democrats and liberals, I'm not 'helping'- to accomplish your propagandistic goals. By 'find a cite' you obviously mean 'find some way to make this seem true.' Neither you, 'sir' (I use the title derisively), nor your ilk are in any way interested in facts, so do not ever have the gall to lecture me for so-called 'fact-mongering'. You pathetic, simpering fool.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Lucid Stupidity

I just upgraded to the latest version of Ubuntu, and let me tell you, I'm pissed off about the Mac-ish controls on the left side, with no warning whatsoever. There are so many problems with this placement, as bloggers everywhere have already noted. But at least Ubuntu is still plenty customizable. So here is how to put the controls back to where they belong:

In a terminal, type gconf-editor and hit enter. In the editor, navigate to apps > metacity > general. Now click button_layout and change it to :minimize,maximize,close

That's it- enjoy your well-known layout without all the hassle.