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Comment: Re:Who actually believes this stuff? (Score 1) 1097

by cmdr_tofu (#49653053) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Non-muslim religious extremists who kill abortion doctors (and/or gay people) are non-hypothetical. They are not a "pot-smoking delusion" but a sad reality. The original point is that there are a minority of crazies in every religion who will take to violence when something occurs that they consider offensive. This should not be used to broadly categorize all who share their religious/social/racial group.

Comment: Re:Being a pedophile was Mohammad's example - FORE (Score 1) 1097

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:
http://quran.com/2/219

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) 1097

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.

+ - 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."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new...

This little plant-eating theropod my have been feathered:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/...

Link to Original Source

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: Re:It's that damn cancer! (Score 1) 303

by cmdr_tofu (#49404341) Attached to: Microsoft Engineer: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'

I believe that some video card manufacturers also released this sort of thing for Windows too. However, the feature has been around in the UNIX world for longer and there is at least some sort of consistency. I don't care if I have NVIDIA video or Intel video, I can have multiple desktops if I install olvwm which is essential an 80's product that still works fine today. I'm sure with Windows 8 you can find a solution, but you have to find a solution that didn't exist 5 or 10 years ago (well it did but it was a different solution).

My solution to the Windows desktop? Install virtualbox and use the desktop provided by Linux.

It seems intuitively obvious to me, which means that it might be wrong. -- Chris Torek

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