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Comment Re:Dead on Arrival (Score 1) 170

Depends on the game and the graphics settings. You could easily run a game with Lawnmower Man style graphics with a mid range card in 120FPS on each eye.
I think VR can be very interesting even without the super fancy hyper realistic graphics of the latest generaton games.

Comment Re:Oh, that's ironic (Score 5, Insightful) 571

Sources, you racist idiot?

There will be crimes and misconduct among refugees for sure. That is a statistical certainty when you have hundreds of thousands of people. But considering the hardships and unimaginable emotional stress that refugees have had to endure, I would say the vast majority of them are remarkably peaceful and calm.

Almost haf of Syrian refugees have high school or university education. Also the vast majority of them are not interested at all in fundamentalist Islam, but are progressive and simply want to lead a free life of opportunity, like the rest of us. That's why they are coming to Europe. If they agreed with fanatics like ISIS they would join them and not walk over to the "enemy".

The problem of morons like you is that for you every muslim is a fanatic, because all you hear in the news are associations of terrorism with Islam. In reality, the majority of muslims are normal people like you and me that want to live and let live. The Islamists are a much bigger threat and pain in the ass to them than they are for us, because they are the ones being killed and driven from their homes.

Comment Re:In Germany kid could pass all tests (Score 1) 307

I'm not sure this is the same thing. I think I am a considerably introverted person (probably more than the average introverted guy). It really wears me out in the office when people are talking with me or next to me for longer periods, and sometimes I leave home with a headache because of it. And I feel most happy and relaxed when I am working on my own.

But in school I enjoyed being involved in class, joining discussions with the teacher, asking questions, etc.

Not sure how this stark difference came to be. Maybe I changed between school and work. But actually I think there is a real difference between "socializing talk" and talking with people on an intellectual level about a concrete, specific topic.

Comment Re:That's nice (Score 4, Informative) 320

The ISIS war in the Middle East is Muslim against Muslim. Any action from the U.S. or other civilized nations is irrelevant. It's Muslim against Muslim, they cooked their own stew,

Not quite right. ISIS was founded by former Sunni members of Saddam Husseins armed forces. After the invasion of Iraq, the US had the genius idea of sanctioning all military personnel that served under Saddam by permanently excluding them from serving under any new government. This left thousands of officers and ten thousands of other enlisted personnel without any perspective at all in the new, Shia dominated Iraq.
The leadership of ISIS are disgruntled, unemployed former officers of the Iraqi army. The whole religious undertone is a means to attract foot soldiers and to keep the simple minded folk in line. The real war is about power and control of resources, as it has always been.
Had the US followed a policy of reconciliation and inclusion, none of this might have happened.

Comment Re:Chop Off Heads (Score 1) 622

I'm not "giving Islam a free pass". As I said, if current Islamists keep it up, their atrocities will overtake those committed by Christianity "soon", on a historical scale.

Also, you seem to reduce all my points to a contrast of the crusades vs. jihad. The crusades are just one of my points.

The "expert" video you link at is a bit ironic considering that in the middle ages, during Islamic expansion, Islam was in general way more tolerant, progressive and enlightened in the arts, sciences and treatment of other religions than we (christians) were. And yes, Islam expanded and there were wars. So? The Mongols also expanded via war. So did the Japanese, and the Nazis, and the Roman empire, and the Aztechs, and the Persians, and the Greeks, and the Chinese red army, and...
Powerful empires made wars and expanded. Religion is just one of many reasons to do so. Not sure what this has to do with anything.

Comment Re:Chop Off Heads (Score 1) 622

Caused? This was the religion of their time.

I don't understand what you mean by this.

Also your comment shows a poor understanding of other cultures and religious beliefs and how they were used to manipulate people.

Sure, the powerful will almost always use their power to shape their world, and religion is a nice means to move the masses. But I find it difficult to imagine any other religion having caused quite as much damage as Christianity, which in its basic form incites bad conscience for many human drives and that advocates repent and corporeal punishment, among other things. I mean, which other religion worships a bloody, crucified dead man that was practically tortured to death? I find many things about Christianity are inherently violent to the point of being macabre. Enter a cathedral in catholic Spain and you are likely to find carvings or paintings of martyrs and the violent ways in which they died, which is regarded as something worth of admiration. During mass you eat "the body of christ" and drink "the blood of christ". I mean... Jesus!

For sure, you also had guys like the Aztechs, which conducted blood rituals and sacrificed hundreds of captives to their gods in a single day. But Christianity also "wins" simply thanks to its scale and global reach. No other civilizations have had quite the influence and global impact as the christian ones.

Comment Re:Chop Off Heads (Score 1, Insightful) 622

Historically, it's very likely that Christianity has caused the most harm to human beings and humanity as a whole thus far.
If you think about the dark ages, witch hunts, torture during the inquisition, crusades, sanctions against unbelievers, such as expulsions and acquisitions of their assets, forced conversions, colonization, abuse and culture shock of natives...

Most of this bad Karma was accumulated in the early to late middle ages, until the age of enlightenment finally put a stop to most of it. Of course today you still have popes condemning contraceptives, abortion and other modern solutions to age old problems, which is still creating a considerable amount of hurt.
Then of course you also also have fundamentalist christians, such as the "God Hates Fags" nutjobs, dishing out a sizeable portion of distress to some people, even today.

I think Islam still has some catching up to do if it wants to reach christianity's accumulated level of harm. But I have to admit that current Islamists are trying pretty hard at the moment. If they go on like this, they might catch up in only a century or two.

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