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Comment: Re:And what's that in metric? (Score 1) 353

by Dayze!Confused (#44265885) Attached to: Volkswagen Concept Car Averages 262 MPG

It doesn't seem to be any different than traveling 250 miles per week, I get 25 Miles per gallon, therefore I'll use 250mi/(25mi/gal), 10 gallons of gas. I think it's more of whichever system we are used to using, once you figure out the equation is simply x miles traveled / mpg it's quite simple, I'd assume the same when you figure out x miles traveled * liters, then move decimal two places over.

I drove 250 miles, used 10 gallons, therefore 25 mpg. You drove 350 km, used 32.9L, therefore 32.9/350*100 = 9.4. Depending on the numbers I'd say the difficulty is about the same, pull out a calculator and there is no difference except you still have to account for the two decimal places.

Comment: Re:gyms can be cheap... (Score 1) 635

by Dayze!Confused (#43177127) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

I pay about $32.50 a month each for me and my wife at LA Fitness. We take Zumba classes there four times a week. If we wanted classes like that outside the gym it is about $3/person/lesson, which would cost around $48 a month. I have also paid for the membership to access any of their clubs so sometimes I can hit the one near work, other times we alternate between the two near our home.

Treadmills might fine for some people, but there is something to be said about group fitness.

Comment: Re:Science is the antithesis of religion... (Score 1) 528

by Dayze!Confused (#42808949) Attached to: Ask Dr. Robert Bakker About Dinosaurs and Merging Science and Religion

Thanks for pointing that out, polygamy and Mormons was an example of social pressures forcing change, which they fought against until their temples and other property were threatened to be confiscated by the US government. It was a poor choice on my part and should not have been used given the context of the point I was trying to make was new evidence being brought forth in conjunction with social pressures and not just social pressures itself.

Comment: Re:No Real Conflicts? Really? (Score 1) 528

And the Bible's purpose is moral, not to "advance medicine".

You mean how it is moral to stone woman for adultery? Or how it is moral to commit genocide and keep the woman as spoils? Or how it is moral to mutilate the genitalia of newborns? Or how it is moral to kill witches? Or how it is moral to stone a man for collecting sticks on the Sabbath? Perhaps you meant the story of Lot, not Lot's wife, but how he thought it more moral to give his daughters to a narcissistic mob rather than let them have sex with his male guest. Or maybe it's the rest of Lot's story where his daughters get him drunk and rape him.

Maybe I'm just blind, but I don't quite see what the bible has to do with morality.

Comment: Re:Science is the antithesis of religion... (Score 4, Insightful) 528

In Dawkins' book, "The God Delusion", he actually addresses this point at the beginning of the book and describes it as Einstein's god. Einstein didn't believe in a personal god, but his use of god was pretty much synonymous with the universe. This isn't the god that he argues against. Another author worth reading is Christopher Hitchens, especially his book "God Is Not Good: How Religion Poisons Everything", to understand how any religion, whether monotheistic or polytheistic, poisons the good that it does, especially when in power.
The biggest difference between Science and Religion is how easy Science is able to discard previous ideas when new evidence is brought forward whereas Religion will fight tooth and nail until it is impractical for it to not adjust, e.g. Mormons and polygamy, or Mormons and blacks. We have seen this recently with some sects of Christianity starting to embrace evolution, yet others are still outright against its teachings.

Comment: Re:Reasons for either (Score 1) 354

by Dayze!Confused (#42275989) Attached to: ITU To Choose Emergency Line For Mobiles: 911, or 112?

I can at least confirm that for Taiwan, but not if you wanted police, that would be 110. 119 was only for fire and ambulance. 112 would get you a phone repair line and 117 would give you the time. I also remember dialing 166 and listening to the weather in Chinese for fun.

Reference:
http://eng.taiwan.net.tw/pda/m1.aspx?sNo=0002068

Comment: Re:What is happening to Slashdot's submit process (Score 2) 312

by Dayze!Confused (#41698379) Attached to: Foxconn Thinks the iPhone 5 Is a Pain

No, it's more like if the South was still separated from the North and somebody from Florida built a factory in New York with their headquarters still in Florida. Is that a US company or a Confederate company? What if the North still claimed rule over the South but actually had not effect on the South other than keeping them out of any international organization and pointing missiles at them. Now imagine the South still has their own currency, health care system, President and Congress, hold elections and have vastly more human rights (I know, the human rights is probably swapped in this scenario). Oh but the North says there is only one America, so they bully the rest of the world into not officially recognizing the South as its own sovereign country.

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