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Submission + - Islam and Facebook->

Taco Cowboy writes: It looks like Islam is having a hard time keeping up with technology

An Egyptian muezzin is facing disciplinary action for altering the words of the call to dawn prayer

Instead of the usual "praying is better than sleeping" chant that dude change it to "praying is better than spending time on Facebook

On a TV chat show on Sunday night, one of the worshippers came on air and accused Mr Moghazi of being a heretic. "Because of his inventiveness we have stopped praying at his mosque," the caller said

... whatever ...

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Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 1) 172

There used to be a web page called "Your Eyes Suck at Blue". You might find it on the Wayback machine.

You can tell the luminance of each individual channel more precisely than you can perceive differences in mixed color. This is due to the difference between rod and cone cells. Your perception of the color gamut is, sorry, imprecise. I'm sure that you really can't discriminate 256 bits of blue in the presence of other, varying, colors.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 5, Insightful) 172

Rather than abuse every commenter who has not joined your specialty on Slashdot, please take the source and write about what you find.

Given that CPU and memory get less expensive over time, it is no surprise that algorithms work practically today that would not have when various standards groups started meeting. Ultimately, someone like you can state what the trade-offs are in clear English, and indeed whether they work at all, which is more productive than trading naah-naahs.

Comment Remember Apple Newton? (Score 1, Informative) 413

... understanding this is what made Apple so successful in the first place ...


What kind of 'understanding' Apple had to get them to produce that "Newton" thingy, huh?

It shouldn't be Apple which get the credit - instead, the credits should go to the late Mr. Jobs - he's the one had a clear understanding of what the world wanted

Case in point - after the untimely demise of Mr. Jobs Apple has yet to come up with anything which is worthwhile

Comment In praise of ... (Score 1) 112

... those with original ideas

We get to enjoy so many wonderful things, every single day of our lives, because of those who came up with original ideas - and work to make their ideas become reality

Solo programmers with original ideaas deserve praises - as for those who can't or don't - nothing special, reaslly - as they are just like all the millions of data monkeys throughout the world

Comment The Indians place a high value on Education (Score 2) 184

Of the different ethnicity from Asia the Indians place a very high value on Education - on par with the Japanese, the Koreans, the Vietnamese, and the Chinese

The Pinoys (from the Philippines) and those from Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and the Pacific Islanders (like Micronesia / Melanesia) education to them is not that important

As for the Pakistanis, the Bangladeshis, the Afghans, the Indonesians and the Malays, their utmost priority is Islam, their religion

The Iranians are the odd lot - although they are of the same religion with the former lot, the Iranians place a lot of emphasis on knowledge outside of Islam

Comment Re:No, not economics at all (Score 1) 185

I don't have to apologize for national fiat currency, it's silly too, and I don't keep my assets in cash. My problem with Bitcoin is that it is even less credible than "the faith and credit of the United States government", which has been the justification of the Dollar since it was allowed to float. It seems to be nothing but "wish and it will come true".

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens. -- Bengamin Disraeli