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Comment: Re:" Foley's killers may have thought of him as le (Score 1) 7

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#47919801) Attached to: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

"Regardless, that is not what starts and perpetuates these wars. Religion is a psychological tool, used to motivate or dissuade, by those who want to dominate."

So eliminate the theologies that are based in domination instead of service.

"Military recruits recite almost the same thing during bootcamp. And salespeople, oof! ever been to one of those seminars? This is standard procedure."

Standard procedure for 99% of the world's philosophies yes. Exactly the opposite of standard procedure for one.

"The prime motivator is biological, and all driven by the laws of physics." Not all. One is different.

Comment: Re:" Foley's killers may have thought of him as le (Score 1) 7

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#47918057) Attached to: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

The problem is that there is superiority in the theological difference. The standard Jihadist theology of "all human beings are dogs to be done with as Allah wishes" vs "the image of God is in the dignity of each human being from conception until natural death". Both, however, are superior to the American Materialist "Human beings are just another resource to be exploited in the eternal search for profit".

The Jihadi who beheaded James Foley believed the first. James Foley himself believed the second. Youtube and the American news media believe the third.

Comment: " Foley's killers may have thought of him as less" (Score 1) 7

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#47913295) Attached to: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

I can guarantee he didn't think of them the same way they thought of him. Completely different philosophical and metaphysical underpinnings to the theology, Jesuits are anti-Islamics.

My question is, if ISIL, just for a second, isn't a CIA plant, what makes them think a few beheadings will STOP the bombings? Given the evil of American Secularism, it is far more likely to turn the Levant into tritonite than it is to stop anything at all.

Comment: The Curse of Geolocation Strikes Again! (Score 1) 5

by MonTemplar (#47901971) Attached to: Android International

Crazy, isn't it?

Evidently, there is some unwritten law that states that Geolocation by IP address shall override any and all set preferences by the user on their device, and ignore any possibility that barring or redirecting the user makes no sense.

I get a version of this periodically on Spotify, where I'm informed that the particular album or single I'm looking at can't be played because it isn't licensed to my region. And of course there's the small matter of my being IP-blocked from Pandora Radio for the same reason.

I ran into a particularly nasty geolocation issue back in late 2012, when I was informed that I couldn't access my National Lottery account because they no longer believed that I was accessing it from the UK. Went back and forth between them and my ISP (VirginMedia), with each blaming the other for the problem.

I've also heard of situations where people have found the books on their Kindles vanishing because they're holidaying in an area where said books aren't licensed.

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Journal: Give me Catholic Heaven, Islamic Paradise is too hard 9

Journal by Marxist Hacker 42

this guy is clearly NOT a mathematician, but if he was:

You have 4 wives on earth. Each one of those wives has 70 black eyed virgins for you in paradise. Each one of those black eyed virgins has 70 servant girls. That is 19,884 women for you to have sex with in paradise.

But it gets worse. Each one of those women has been given YOU by Allah for a term of 70 years. That means you will be having sex, no

Comment: Re:Bikes lanes are nice (Score 2, Informative) 213

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#47864311) Attached to: Surprising Result of NYC Bike Lanes: Faster Traffic for Cars

Average speed was 11mph to begin with. The bikes, able to weave between traffic at 30mph for a biker in shape, were not the limiting factor.

I thought it was going to be more like what other cities that have implemented bike lanes and routes have seen- fewer people in cars on the road.

Comment: Re:Can we have a [credible] MS Access equivalent? (Score 1) 185

by wild_berry (#47840161) Attached to: Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

No real comparable thing exists, and to expect it is to think in the MS single-microcomputer-on-every-desk mindset. We're networked and clouded these days, so every program is a server which can interact with any other program (or should be) and a single-lump tool is limited to its black box. In the Free/Open Source world, you can get full SQL DB's or NoSQL storage engines free-at-point-of-use, so why would you grab a single solution when you can pick the components which best fit your needs?

I think you've condemned your many clients to no scalability and little flexibility. When it comes to cope with larger numbers of records, more complicated business logic or increased concurrent access, there's nothing like Access in the Free/Open Source world because the big-boy DB's are free-at-point-of-use. You then have the freedom to implement a web UI or a GTK+ UI or a QT UI talking a standard protocol and standard DB query language, and with that comes the architectural freedom to divorce the back-end from the business logic from the user interface -- which makes maintenance and ongoing improvements easy.

APL hackers do it in the quad.