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Comment: Re:If you have the opportunity (Score 1) 433

by NonUniqueNickname (#47071331) Attached to: U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong
I'll address gp's ridiculous hyperbole. Goliath is described as a champion, not a bully or a murderous thug. At no point in the story is he said to have killed innocent people. Goliath proposes to not have a war but instead decide the conflict based on the outcome of a single one-on-one combat (himself vs an opposing champion). There is nothing “Goliath-like” about any aspect of the war on terror.

Comment: Re:Believe it or not (Score 1) 69

by NonUniqueNickname (#46979937) Attached to: Astronomers Identify the Sun's Long-Lost Sister
Romance languages go Sun -> Male, Moon -> Female. Semitic languages go Sun -> Female, Moon -> Male . Exact opposites yet quite close geographically. Long story short, assignment of gender to inanimate objects is largely arbitrary unless the object really looks like a penis or a vagina. Bunch of pervs that we are. Not that the two or three billion people who speak genderless languages aren't pervs. Japanese, for example, is genderless.

Comment: Re:User unfriendliness strikes again unfortunately (Score 1) 143

by NonUniqueNickname (#45452075) Attached to: Ars Checks Out CyanogenMod's New Installer
Sometimes it's not about installing, but about uninstalling. I've an old Samsung device that doesn't have a lot of RAM. They still release updates for it, each more bloated than the previous. I jumped ship last year to CM 7.2. It gives me the same OS version as the latest update from Samsung, but without Samsung's bloat. The cherry on top is being able to delete the Google Apps I don't want (gtalk, to name the worst one). On stock you can't delete them, you can't even stop them from running in the background. Now I got plenty of free RAM, phone's snappy, and I don't feel pressed to upgrade the hardware.

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