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Comment: Re:So cool (Score 0) 38

by Chrisq (#49754727) Attached to: A Conversation with Druva Co-Founder Jaspreet Singh (Video)

10/10 troll! Bravo. You almost had me convinced that you wanted to look like one of those pieces of shit. Their kind are liars and thieves. They have destroyed their own home so they are now invading the US. About 20% of my coworkers are one of their kind now. They steal everything.

He's a Sikh not a Muslim you idiot

Comment: Re:Quite the Opposite (Score 1) 263

by Chrisq (#49749001) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Career Advice For an Aging Perl Developer?

Who says he has knowledge of business? Just because he's 40-something? And a PMI certification? For the love of God. Here comes another useless PM.

Possibly true, but from his point of view a useless PM who will be employed for another 15-20 years, moving on with more "experience" on his resume after each project that only worked despite of him.


Pre-Orders Start For Neo900 Open Source Phone 134

Posted by timothy
from the hello-operator dept.
New submitter JoSch1337 writes: After a year and a half of development, the Neo900 project now opened its web shop for the down payments of binding pre-orders for either a full Neo900 phone or the bare circuit board to upgrade an existing Nokia N900. The up-front down payment is necessary to now secure expensive "risk parts" like the modem, 1GB RAM and N900 cases. Thus, without pre-ordering now, there might not be enough parts left after the first batch.

The Neo900 is the spritual successor of the Nokia N900. The new circuit board can be placed into an existing N900 for better specs (faster CPU, more RAM, LTE modem) than the original device while still maintaining fremantle (maemo 5) backwards compatibility. Alternatively, a fully assembled phone can be purchased as well. The Neo900 will be fully operational without any binary blob running on the main CPU. While the modem still requires a non-free firmware, it is completely decoupled from the rest of the device (think of a LTE usb stick you put in your laptop) and can reliably be monitored or switched off by the operating system.

You can follow the development of the project in the maemo forum, read about the specs of the device or consult the FAQ

Comment: Re:Its funny (Score 1) 214

Way to dodge the question, bigot.

The Qu'ran is no more violent than the Bible, so you complaining about one and not the other is the very definition of bigotry.

OK - I'm not a christian but I'll do my best to answer. There are two diferent views on the bible in Christianity, Sola Scriptura and Sola fide. Sola fide (as practiced by catholics and orthodox) says that the bible does not give a clear complete and unabiguous message but must be interpreted by faith, divine revelations to certain limited people (e.g pope in catholicism), and tradition. To these christians it would not matter even if the bible contained commands to kill unbeleievers, take sex slaves, etc (it doesn't) as long as the pope or a tradition said it was wrong.

For christians following sola scripture it is a universally held belief that the new testament represents a new covernent. Hence in any contradiction between teh two the new testament takes precidence. So for them all the "turn the other cheek" guff invalidates the accounts of violence in the old testament.

Now for the Jewish interpretation I am really out of my depth, but my understanding is that they see the bible as a historic account of a maturing understanding of God, and that the accounts of the old testament show a young and impetuous race jumping to conclusions. (If anyone can correct or explain this further I'd appreciate it).

A final point - there certainly were some other religions that were violent too - the aztecs in later times spring to mind. personally I don't hold with the Muslim apologists view that if someone else has behaved badly then its OK for them to do it.

Comment: Re:Its funny (Score 0) 214

With every one of your anti-Islam posts you are just showing the world how small-minded, ignorant and scared you are, just like the fanatics you probably intend to rail against (but due to your ignorance you get them confused with people who identify with the same religion, but who are not fanatical). You have more in common with the fanatics than you think.

Please read the qur'an = your ignorance of the actual teachings of Islam is astounding.

Comment: Re:And? (Score 4, Interesting) 78

by Chrisq (#49697429) Attached to: College Board Puts In Charge of AP CS Program

Am I supposed to be outraged at this? The summary seems to indicate so. I'm not seeing the issue. is doing a good job, and is much preferable to the alternative: which is nothing. Don't tell me the Department of Education should be doing this instead.

The way I read it we're supposed to be wary. It says that the organisations campaign for more H1B visas as well as funding these training schemes. I'm not sure of what we should be wary of in relation to these training courses - the organisations would be happy to employ US programmers as long as there are enough H1Bs to keep the wages suppressed.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (2) Thank you for your generous donation, Mr. Wirth.