29 Jul 2001 Telsa   » (Master)

Advogato is a great place to read normally, but oh dear, now I see the right to arm bears is back. Just to support jschauma's point, I'll say that I live in a country with very strict gun laws: and I don't feel any of my rights are being infringed, I don't feel unsafe, and I seem to recall that it was a national petition (google for the Snowdrop petition) five years ago which led to the tightening of the gun laws.

In other advogato delights, someone talks about how he wants to screw someone from his class, presumably assuming she doesn't read this and that even if they started going out she wouldn't start reading his diary; and someone else thinks that a poster about "even if you win, you're still retarded" worth linking to. There are some surprisingly elitist attitudes around here. Mental handicap is something for jokes. The need for gun rights is apparently justified in part by the number of psychotics running around the streets (having worked in an acute admissions ward of a psychie hospital, I find this a little ill-informed); kids who kill should be locked up for life rather than any attempt at rehabilitation made (that's the best a civilised society can do? Remove people from itself? Not do something about stopping it from recurring?), parents who don't fit someone's personal criteria should be neutered so they can't breed, and several other delightful sentiments. It seems almost as though... no. I don't think I'll go there.

Ilan, what is your problem with keyboard navigation of a GUI?

Finally, is it only I, or are other people seeing advogato refuse to respond increasingly often? Heading to the site, following internal links and reloading pages here often seem to result in... well, nothing. It no talk. I put it down initially to other things, but I begin to think it's the advogato site. What is the traffic on it? How many hits does the recent diary entries page get?

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