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Comment: Re:call me skeptical (Score 1) 357

by acoustix (#48836309) Attached to: NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Is it monthly averages that they average for the year? Is it daily data that is averaged for the whole year?

Are you really not aware that those are the same number?

If so, well it's good that you seem to realize that you truly do not belong in this discussion.

No, they would not be the same number. Thanks.

Comment: BlackBerry is fine (Score 2) 74

by acoustix (#48769381) Attached to: BlackBerry's Survival Plan: the Internet of Things

They still have the best mobile management software out there. Citrix, Good, MobileIron, etc can't touch BB's offerings.

Plus they have QNX which is used in billions of devices around the world. So what if their handhelds aren't popular? Who cares? They will continue to have a niche market in handhelds.

Comment: Re:In the name of Allah ! (Score 1) 1350

by acoustix (#48759993) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

No they're not. Romans is in the New Testament.

One of the other responders commented that Christians use the Bible to justify anti-gay bigotry, and usually reference Leviticus when they do. They could as easily reference the New Testament. That passage from Romans maintains the death penalty for gay behaviors, for disobeying parents, for worshiping idols, and for oathbreaking, among other things.

The whole message of the Bible is that we're *ALL* subject to the "death penalty" (hell) for our sinful ways. It doesn't matter what the sin. Confession of sins and faith in Jesus it what will redeem you according to Christian beliefs. Stop acting like only homosexuals are singled out. All sin matters. Even my sins, and their are plenty of them - just like everyone else on this planet.

Comment: Re:In the name of Allah ! (Score 1) 1350

by acoustix (#48759933) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

You don't see it because you aren't looking. As for the whole "old testament" thing, I've suggested to some anti-gay bigots that we should be out stoning to death people who touch leather, work on Saturday, eat shellfish and such, and they use that (completely fucking stupid) line "but that's in the old testament, and we don't follow that anymore" only to turn around and use the command in Leviticus to support their anti-gay bigotry.

THE problem is, there's too many idiots who only listen to what their preacher says, and can't seem to find time to actually read the Bible. That's why their version of "God" seems to hate exactly who they hate. The other problem is, religious people ignoring the plank in their own eye, while thinking their shit don't stink and throwing stones at other people.... which is EXACTLY the problem with a lot of posters in the thread.

Actually, the new testament speaks out against homosexuality too. But it doesn't advocate violence against homosexuals.

Comment: Re:In the name of Allah ! (Score 1) 1350

by acoustix (#48757301) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Not that you made any such claim, but those are all Old Testament scriptures, thus for Christians they have been overridden by the teachings of Jesus Christ. None of those apply to Christianity, which makes sense, as you don't see Christians running around trying to enforce anything of the sort.

This is 100% correct.

Comment: Re:Rimberry's only advantage was security.. (Score 1) 132

by acoustix (#48634971) Attached to: Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009

But then they rolled over for India, of all places, trading backdoors for market share.

Citation needed.

Just because you heard it somewhere doesn't mean it's true. There are no backdoors for the BES system. The customer generates their own keys. BlackBerry doesn't have access to them.

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