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Comment: What is really happening here? (Score 1) 818

by Bruce Perens (#47930483) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children
We are in a War on Faith, because Faith justifies anything and ISIS takes it to extremes. But in the end they are just a bigger version of Christian-dominated school boards that mess with the teaching of Evolution, or Mormon sponsors of anti-gay-marriage measures, or my Hebrew school teacher, an adult who slapped me as a 12-year-old for some unremembered offense against his faith.

Comment: Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (Score 1) 818

by Bruce Perens (#47930331) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Hm. The covenant of Noah is about two paragraphs before this part (King James Version) which is used for various justifications of slavery and discrimination against all sorts of people because they are said to bear the Curse of Ham. If folks wanted to use the Bible to justify anything ISIS says is justified by God's words in the Koran, they could easily do so.

18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

Comment: Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (Score 1) 818

by Lumpy (#47929085) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

"if we won't do something about these ISIS people, they will not stop until they reach the borders of the western world, and by then it will be too late. "

Only if dipshits vote for and pass laws disarming the american citizens.

You want to know why Japan never tried an attack on the US mainland? They knew the citizens outgunned their army 40 to 1.

You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass." - Soroku Yamamoto.

Comment: Re:they will defeat themselves (Score 1, Troll) 818

by Lumpy (#47929001) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Actually technically he is right if we kill them all very fast.

nuke 80% of the middle east, full on carpet bomb every square mile with overlapping bursts and you will not have 2 more spring up. you will actually wipe them all out for good and not have any problems with middle eastern terrorisim.

The problem is surviving the 60 year nuclear winter afterwards.

Comment: Re:Hopefully not like their TV remotes... (Score 2) 110

by Lumpy (#47927825) Attached to: Logitech Aims To Control the Smart Home

"But thus far, the logitech harmony series is the only thing I've found that actually gets that job done at all and therefore is the best by default."

Try the real stuff. Control 4, Crestron and AMX all blow the harmony remote out of the water so badly it is not funny. Hell even the URC programmable remotes make a harmony look like a joke.

Comment: Re:One day, someone will explain it to me. (Score 1) 110

by Lumpy (#47927765) Attached to: Logitech Aims To Control the Smart Home

"and I'm not letting water nor fire run when I'm not home "

I do as well as million of home owners do. Fire is in my furnace and it's running right now with me not home. And my sprinkler system was running at 8am a full hour after I had left for work. Many times I will start a load of laundry on my way out of the house and let that run, million of people do this.

Dude, get over your paranoia.

Comment: Re:Offsite. (Score 1) 263

by Lumpy (#47926689) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-...

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
SanDisk's liability is limited to replacement of product or refund.
*30 years warranty in regions not recognizing lifetime limited.

NOBODY has a warranty of data readability. even enterprise grade SDLT tapes have no warranty of the data being readable more than 30 milliseconds after being written. They will just replace the tape if "defective".

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (8) I'm on the committee and I *still* don't know what the hell #pragma is for.

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