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+ - Pope: Creation vs. evolution clash an 'absurdity'->

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RobertinXinyang writes "The Pope has spoken out on both the issue of creation v. evolution and on the issue of the environment. Of course, many slashdot readers are such bigots that thtt will have to watch that their jerking knees do not hit their, foaming with ignorant hate, mouths when the pope is even mentioned; however, the facts are that a lot of people do listed to him. If the number of people who listen to him were taken as a sole concern, his comments are relevant.
"Pope Benedict XVI said the debate raging in some countries — particularly the United States and his native Germany — between creationism and evolution was an "absurdity," saying that evolution can coexist with faith... This clash is an absurdity because on one hand there is much scientific proof in favor of evolution, which appears as a reality that we must see and which enriches our understanding of life and being as such... Benedict also said the human race must listen to "the voice of the Earth" or risk destroying its very existence... We all see that today man can destroy the foundation of his existence, his Earth... We cannot simply do what we want with this Earth of ours, with what has been entrusted to us," said the pope."

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+ - Inside FAA's GPS-Based NextGen Air Traffic Control->

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longacre writes "With the growing number of planes in the air setting its archaic radar-based air traffic control on a course toward "total system collapse", the FAA has quietly begun testing a new GPS-based system on Alaska Airlines 737s. While radar can take over half a minute to determine a plane's location, GPS technology known as ADS-B broadcasts an aircraft's position to controllers and nearby pilots in essentially real time. If all goes as planned, travelers will see fewer delays as planes will be able to fly closer together and in reduced visibility conditions, and airlines will achieve significant fuel savings through the ability to fly more direct routes. The feds plan a gradual rollout over the next two decades that may cost up to $40 billion."
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+ - Redhat reaping fallout from Novell/MSFT deal?->

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Ho Kooshy Fly (561299) writes "It seems that at least one ISV has seen the rise of Redhat over Novell users to be quite prominent as of late... is this a backlash to the patent deal? 'From March to May, for example, the rate of new members joining the Alfresco community rose by more than 130 percent month-on-month," he said. "The number of those new users with Red Hat Linux nearly tripled over that period, while the number of Novell SUSE Linux users remained relatively static...'"
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Comment: Actually the program is pretty cool... (Score 2, Interesting) 48

by Ho Kooshy Fly (#17942532) Attached to: Cisco to Open Source CTA
It shows you all the insane registry hacking programs do, overriding or overwriting of DLLs, in general just a lot of bad behavior you see in Windoze. It runs on every desktop where I work and will stop most trojans from installing due to stupid "Oh, lets click on virus.exe" and run it.

Even if they're not making money off it (no clue tbqh), it probably has some cool tidbits of code...


You know you've landed gear-up when it takes full power to taxi.