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Comment: Re:Being a pedophile was Mohammad's example - FORE (Score 1) 940

by cmdr_tofu (#49613665) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

For instance, if I wanted to cite a verse about gambling and alcohol, I could say please see Chapter 2, verse 19 or (quran 2:19) on gambling and alcohol:

Of course many Muslim traditions interpret the text differently (I think sufis believe inner experience is more important), but what your crossdressing, necrophilia fantasies warrant proper source citing.

Comment: Re:The Perfect Bait (Score 1) 940

by cmdr_tofu (#49611863) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

The problem isn't one religion or another. Search for "abortion doctor murder" or Matthew Shepherd and you will find evidence plenty of violent stupid Christians. Southern Poverty Law Center has some great information on domestic terrorist groups. And I don't it's safe to presume atheists are necessarily better. Religious people do an awful lot of selfless and amazing work (I'm not saying atheists don't, but your most selfless religious person is definitely more helpful that your typical atheist).

Personally, I think the "enemy" is stupidity and, unfortunately, I'm often fairly guilty of being an idiot too, but at least I try not to be an idiot, and I don't shoot anyone because because of my stupidity.

Comment: Re:They're not free (Score 1) 120

by aliquis (#49604745) Attached to: Should Developers Still Pay For Game Engines?

$120 a year and it's a needless cost for anyone trying to get into gamedev. The pay-when-you-make-it approach of UE4 and Unity is much easier to stomach when you're new.

True. But the answer to

If you're a developer, is it still worth paying for a game engine?

Is equally simple.

If it benefit you more / give better results / save time which out-weights the price then sure it is.

+ - Tiny vegetarian T-Rex named->

Submitted by cmdr_tofu
cmdr_tofu writes: The fossil remains of a smaller (relatively turkey-sized) plant-eating relation of the T-Rex was recently titled. Chilesaurus diegosuarezi "was named after the country where it was collected as well as honouring Diego Suárez — the boy who discovered the bones in rocks deposited at the end of the Jurassic period in a place known as the Toqui Formation in the Chilean Andes."


This little plant-eating theropod my have been feathered:

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:danger vs taste (Score 1) 629

by aliquis (#49564237) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

The "diet" anything or aspartame?

While aspartame isn't supposed to taste just the same as sugar it's usually used with acesulfame k and that's supposed to taste similar.

Personally I've eaten lots of it and I don't notice any weird taste.

I know saccharin and cyclamate has been considered worse for longer and that there's taste issues with those but I always see this damn comment about aspartame sweetened things but for obvious reasons normally from people who don't consume these products.

But is it really about aspartame or is it about some other sweetener and these people just haven't tasted enough things to have a good opinion and is just bunching it all together?

And if so is it worth a 5: insightful?

Comment: Re:You're not willing to pay (Score 3, Interesting) 285

You are right, but I think to a point.

50 years ago you didn't need a cellphone or a personal computer. Life would be very difficult without a PC today and likewise for a cellphone. If you are old like me you will remember the ubiquitous payphone, and you will also remember paper-and-phone-driven processes that no longer exist because things are handled more efficiently using computers-and-Internet.

But it's true that very few *need* Cable TV, Netflix, or the latest smartphone.

Comment: Not sure - I've seen it around other places too (Score 1) 484

by aliquis (#49553203) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?


iOS Ãr apple fÃr folk som inte vet vad apple Ãr...

Har och anvÃnder idag.

Imac 27"
MBPr 15"
iPad Air 2 <-- skrÃp
Iphone 5 <-- skrÃp
Google Nexus 6

OSX Ãr apple fÃr mig.

He/she claim iOS is for people who don't know what Apple is and says he/she think that OS X is Apple for him/her.

But that's not the important part, the important part is what he/she uses today.

Imac 27"
MBPr 15"
iPad Air 2 <-- trash
Iphone 5 <-- trash
Google Nexus 6

The original post ask where Apple is headed today since the person feel the quality has dropped. He/she talks about the Macbook Air though. Which is a cheaper laptop.

Lack of skill dictates economy of style. - Joey Ramone