Thanks for reminding me--a flashlight app with ads?! So very wrong. I love it when people try to make money off of something I could probably code myself in less than a day.
You do realize that if we were to execute this "party engaging in evil must be crucified" idea that I keep hearing thrown around on Slashdot, sooner or later it would be used on those it was intended to protect, right?
I enjoyed the completely unnecessary commas and missing hyphenation in the main comment, too.
It can be, but in both the original article and the article I linked to, the radioactive material in question was not powering anything.
Just the name of the app already triggers my warning bells. Poor grammar (why is "Free" in the app name, let alone at the end?!) and the "Brightest!" modifier (reminds me of all those countries with "People's" and "Democratic" in the names) make me suspicious. And this was in the Google store? Shame, Google.
Confucius says, "The programmatic equivalent of waving my dick at it and having it decrypt doesn't work if you're a woman."
Well, "once" does not equal "never," now, does it?
s/glows/glows without a power source/g
No need for an external outgoing connection if they're harvesting them on the way to the junkyard. And like I said, busting open the thing physically exceeds my definition of 'trivial,' partly because you have to already know it's there, too.
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
This is a Sophists' phrase, and it is an unnecessary constraint. Why would a man who failed to pray on $holy_day be prevented from punishing a rapist? Both men are sinners.
I, personally, do not worry if the judge is a sinner. The only requirement is that he judges fairly and by the law.
It's not meant to be a 'phrase' in this context, it's part of a parable, an argument structured in a story, and you have to understand the story. The law on the books at the time was that adultery was punished by stoning, and so "fair and by the law" judgment being put into effect would mean the adulterous woman would be pommeled with rocks until she died.
Jesus was not concerned that the wrong sort of person was going to be doing the stoning. His concern was that the woman was being stoned at all. So he reminded her accusers that they were in equal standing with the woman as far as being guilty (in God's sight, if not that of the local officials), and coincidentally made it very difficult for them to carry out their task. (If they threw a stone and the others took it as a serious claim of sinlessness, that person could be in for some unpleasant repercussions themselves.)
What you are meant to take away from it is insight into Christ's character -- forgiveness, providing redemption, showing compassion -- and the associated moral philosophy. The idea that everyone does wrong, that no one can boast about being better than others, that everyone needs God's forgiveness, and as recipients of that forgiveness it is hypocritical if we don't show that same mercy to others.
When someone says, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone," they are typically inviting a bit of similar reflection.
Reminds me of the case where hobos found a radiation device at an abandoned hospital and proceeded to force the thing open and smear the radioactive goop on their bodies in decorative patterns.
Remember, kids: If it glows in daylight, STAY THE HELL AWAY.
'Days'? You remember 9/11, right? Try months.
God forbid a nonreligious person be associated with being morally upright...
Slashdot is a Western website. "Industrial Revolution" generally refers to the West. Get over it. Hell, this is an article debating the merits of California vs. Seattle!
Yeah, vote 'em all out, Democrats and Republicans alike.