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Comment: Re:I died and was brought back to life (Score 1) 351

by Varka (#44557111) Attached to: Neurologists Shine Light On Near-Death Experiences
Ostensibly, this isn't proof of the absence of god or heaven. The (theological) argument can be made that all humans die until God resurrects them at the end of the world. Their souls are sleeping/in an unknown state until this happens. So, unless you were dead long enough that the "end of the world" happened, and then woke up and no heaven/angels, it doesn't mean much from a Biblical standpoint.

Comment: Re:Thin client: Android, too? (Score 1) 304

by Varka (#29711789) Attached to: Server Failure Destroys Sidekick Users' Backup Data
Quite possibly.

I could read all my existing google mail while out of service area

I pre-zoomed Google Maps to a level that included basically everywhere I wanted; the data was cached locally on the device. I couldn't scroll very much without encountering blank areas, and I couldnt zoom in and out because it could not load data.

Comment: Re:Thin client: Android, too? (Score 1) 304

by Varka (#29711255) Attached to: Server Failure Destroys Sidekick Users' Backup Data
No, that's not how Android works. You're also wrong on how the e-mail works. The e-mail applications sync data locally to the phone; no data connection is necessary to read e-mail once it's been downloaded to the phone. All my apps worked on a recent camping trip where I had zero data connectivity for over a week. Only thing that didn't work was my web browser, even google maps was functional albeit with no zooming. I even retrieved e-mail once or twice by surprise when a cell signal leaked through the mountains every now and then.

Comment: Re:Multiplayer (Score 2, Informative) 240

by Varka (#27844043) Attached to: A History of <em>Rogue</em> TomeNET is a multiplayer fantasy dungeon exploration game based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a game that emphasizes intricate, challenging, and varied gameplay over graphics. Hundreds of different monsters in randomly-generated, unpredictable dungeons will strive to slay you by various means, and you counter - if you survive - by developing the skills of your choice and wielding mighty artifacts. TomeNET was originally based on Mangband 0.7.0, and it is now the leading multiplayer Angband variant! The current server is, select it when the client asks you which server you want to use. TomeNET was formely known was PernMangband, but the name was changed due to copyright issues.

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