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Programming

Submission + - Can we live without JAVA, HTML5, FLASH etc?

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: I was wondering is it really possible to live without Java, HTML 5, Flash etc? I ask because back in my day the best way was to keep things simple.

The more developments the more security issues and yet again another security patch. I therefore wanted to ask users what you really feel about this? It seems like a dog chasing it's tail and there is no end in sight.

Do you now also think that coders/developers are being manipulated by marketing and advertisers to try and sell you something more (Part with your cash).

The question is do I feel alone in this respect? or is simplicity the best after all. Hell me landed men on the Moon with less than 2MB of RAM!
Crime

Submission + - UK may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters scientists fear (independent.co.uk)

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: Leading neuroscientists believe that the UK Government may be about to sanction the development of nerve agents for British police that would be banned in warfare under an international treaty on chemical weapons. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/government-may-sanction-nerveagent-use-on-rioters-scientists-fear-6612084.html

Now whilst researching this further there is now this publication http://royalsociety.org/policy/projects/brain-waves/conflict-security and having read the pdf, I find it quite shocking, especially as the riots in Greece over austerity measures; these banned agents were used against the public.

The bigger picture suggests; that the UK government is taking potential precautions against massive protests and possible rioting as a real threat.

Education

Submission + - Exploring hand-writing again! back in time.

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: Recently I wrote a hand written letter with my trusty fountain pen, to someone quite notable which achieved a loving response.

The experience going back in time made a huge difference. Do any other Slashdot users ever take the time to personally put pen to paper and lovingly send that letter?

Plus could you tell me am I just being Nostalgic? I would love your electronic comments!!!!
Books

Submission + - Better education from scientists 1

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: I know we have a section on education; however is it not worthwhile opening a section on Slashdot on Thesis?

Those people writing a dissertation for a Ph.D need Credit! Do you not agree that is would be incredibly interesting for dash slot to have a section like this beyond education so we can all learn idea's against convention of the normal idiot on the street?
Books

Submission + - 150 year invention dies - The Typewriter (business-standard.com)

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: "The Typewriter is dead. There is a sadness attached to the typex and those who remember burning the midnight oil typing away without typo's and the clack of each letter, number and symbol.

I have a typewriter, but what are you going to miss?

I suppose for those nostalgic people, there are things you do not miss, like a monitor and keyboard, with a typewriter you have them all rolled into one. The question is; Is this a sad day for writers?"

Books

Submission + - Ancient Egyption Book of the Dead (wikipedia.org) 1

NSN A392-99-964-5927 writes: As some of you may know I have been reading the first editions of the Book of the Dead, by E. A Wallis Budge M.A LittD., D.LIT " Keeper of the Egyption and Assyrian Antiquities in the British Museum"

These are rare books indeed and it has been a very challenging read, including the heiroglyphics and decifering what is mean't. Therefore I would like to give you another scope on what I have learned.

You can find some data here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_the_Dead but it is not comprehensive enough. My take on matters is in tune with wikipedia, but having read all of the original books, I ended up did quite sick, but as a carried on reading I felt better there were verses that made me feel better.

I am therefore convinced there is a curse and the knowledge contained within also has healing properties. Everything that is written in the Bible is all from the book of the dead and most religions worldwide including the Q'ran or Quran however you wish to spell it all stem from the book of the dead.

What I found interesting were references to UFO's and people landing on Earth from the Big Dipper star system near Orion's belt and a great war which occured a long time ago. Technology was given as trust although some scientists will totally disagree with my point of view. I am just giving you my take on matters the way I understand things.

The heiroglyphics depict cats and massive healing properties when they sit on you and purr away as a cure for cancer. It also says, that cancer is caused by sonic waves whereby an organ is not in sychronisation with everything else physically. It says, therefore there is a hidden force to destroy, what is not in sync and therefore creates cancer as a way of destroying the offending body part and that is all cancer is.

It has been a very interesting indeed, There is talk of sickness and health. What is important is to always be compassionate and be loveable and you can do or be anything you like. There is a damnedness of hatred which means you will forever be a "Skin Walker" Red Indian beliefs. Now if you can get your hands on the books or read them in the library, your life will never be the same again.

I sincerely feel those that are interested in the book of the dead can read them at a main library. Nu :)
  Try and get some arabic language skills, but the heiroglyphics tell a different story.

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