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Can a website be blamed for prostitution? If it’s Backpage they can.

Can a website be blamed for prostitution? If it’s Backpage they can.

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Last week the Allentown Morning Call posted a four page article about the issues local police have been having with prostitution and Backpage. I’ve seen the article ridiculed online with people saying “You can’t blame a website for prostitution.” They’re wrong, you sure as hell can.

Think about it. Do you think that the people, and I use that term loosely, that run Backpage think that all the…

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Trench’s adventures in Linux: Zorin OS 9 Core

Trench’s adventures in Linux: Zorin OS 9 Core

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Zorin OS Core has been one of my favorite Linux distros since OS 5 Core. Recently they announced the release of Zorin OS 9 Core. Again, this is another distro that I can’t say enough good things about.

OS 9 Core is based on Ubuntu 14.04 so it should be supported for a long time. Zorin had always prided itself on being the Linux distro that eases former Windows users into Linux. Not only does it…

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Guns in the media and the SPU shooting

Guns in the media and the SPU shooting

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Apparently it’s not the media’s job to inform anymore but to incite. It’s not about reporting the facts anymore, it’s about how to get as many pageviews and clickthroughs as possible and the best way to do that is to piss people off. For example, take an article from the Seattle Times about Seattle Pacific University shooter Aaron Ybarra.

The headline from the article is “SPU shooting suspect…

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Falcon to become Captain America

Falcon to become Captain America

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Not to be outdone with making Thor a woman, Marvel Comics has also made it known that the superhero known as The Falcon will be replacing Steve Rogers as Captain America. Apparently the reason this is newsworthy is that Falcon is black so we’ll have a black Captain America. I’m sure there will be some racist idiots who will have a problem with this. I actually do have a problem with this but nit…

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Kenny Bartley back in jail

Kenny Bartley back in jail

Kenny Bartley

Kenny Bartley

For the second time since he’s been released from prison Kenny Bartley has been arrested. Police were called by Bartley’s father who said his son had ‘gone crazy’. When police approached Bartley they say that he was drinking which is a violation of his parole. That’s not what he went to jail for though.

When a deputy put his hand on Bartley’s back and asked him if was okay, the…

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Trench’s adventures in Linux: Linux Mint 17 XFCE

There’s only one thing better than a new Linux Mint release and that’s when they release…

Trench’s adventures in Linux: Linux Mint 17 XFCE

There’s only one thing better than a new Linux Mint release and that’s when they release…

Thor to be a woman

Thor to be a woman

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So Marvel announced today that the mantle of Thor will be taken up by a female character soon.

I’m taking a wait and see approach to this because the last time there was this much nerd outrage at Marvel Comics it was when they replaced Peter Parker with Doc Ock as Spider-Man and that was actually pretty good.

I don’t read Thor normally but I’ll have a review of the issue in question once it’s…

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Damien Echols wants to stop talking about what he won’t shut up about
Damien Echols. I heard he has a PhD in Attention Whoring.

Damien Echols. I heard he has a PhD in Attention Whoring.

There was recently an article in the Village Voice about Mr. Douche Goggles himself, triple convicted child murderer Damien Echols. I was going to let this one go by since it was talking about his and his crazy wife’s new book. That was until I read the first line of the article.

Damien Echols doesn’t want to talk about the West Memphis 3…

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