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Comment: Re:Long time Ubuntu User here (Score 0) 798

by dmuir (#37903234) Attached to: Are Power Users Too Cool For Ubuntu Unity?
Guess you haven't met me. I've had next to no trouble with Unity. The only application that acts weird is Netbeans. Otherwise it works perfectly fine, and I still don't understand how people have a hard time using it. That said, it did run slow on a 6 year old laptop. I would find it surprising if that many "power users" were using hardware *that* old though. The Dash means I no longer need GnomeDo. What I would want though is a reduction of icon sizes, and the chunky alt-tab switcher needs more work. The icons are too chunky, and the different highlight on each icon makes it difficult to figure out which application is currently selected.

Comment: Re:Creationism (Score 1) 217

by dmuir (#34625904) Attached to: Scientists Decipher 3-Billion-Year-Old Genomic Fossils

Your source does not actually support your claim.

The Bible was written to be taken literally (to be understood by its literary genre). In other words, poetry is to be understood as poetry, historical narrative is to be understood as historical narrative, etc.

If you don't take it literally, then you're free to treat the psalms as historical narrative or the laws as poetry, etc. In other words, you could make it mean whatever you want it to.

Comment: Re:Creationism (Score 2) 217

by dmuir (#34625184) Attached to: Scientists Decipher 3-Billion-Year-Old Genomic Fossils
No, because Theistic-Evolution is self-refuting. If God said he created in 6 days, but actually took billions of years, then that would make him a liar. If he's lying about how he created, then there's a good chance he's not telling the truth about being God either (basically the inverse of John 3:12). It also ignores the premise for Evolution; a way to explain origins without God. Something is very wrong with Evolution if you have to invoke God to get it to work.
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US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum 1324

Posted by samzenpus
from the come-get-you-some-learnin dept.
A US judge has granted political asylum to a family who said they fled Germany to avoid persecution for home schooling their children. Uwe Romeike and his wife, Hannelore, moved to Tennessee after German authorities fined them for keeping their children out of school and sent police to escort them to classes. Mike Connelly, attorney for the Home School Legal Defence Association, argued the case. He says, "Home schoolers in Germany are a particular social group, which is one of the protected grounds under the asylum law. This judge looked at the evidence, he heard their testimony, and he felt that the way Germany is treating home schoolers is wrong. The rights being violated here are basic human rights."
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Dad Delivers Baby Using Wiki 249

Posted by samzenpus
from the 9cm-edited dept.
sonamchauhan writes "A Londoner helped his wife deliver their baby by Googling 'how to deliver a baby' on his mobile phone. From the article: 'Today proud Mr Smith said: "The midwife had checked Emma earlier in the day but contractions started up again at about 8pm so we called the midwife to come back. But then everything happened so quickly I realized Emma was going to give birth. I wasn't sure what I was going to do so I just looked up the instructions on the internet using my BlackBerry."'"

Comment: Re:I am very sceptical... (Score 1) 1093

by dmuir (#30427192) Attached to: The Limits To Skepticism
In principle, I agree, but that doesn't excuse the blanket covering of anyone who doesn't agree with AWG as a denier. And even if they are "deniers", calling them so, certainly won't win them over to your cause. Most of the anti-AGW stuff I've seen has dealt with the science, while most of the pro-AGW stuff I've seen has been fingers-in-the-ears name calling. Maybe we've just been visiting different sites?

Comment: Re:I am very sceptical... (Score 1, Insightful) 1093

by dmuir (#30420112) Attached to: The Limits To Skepticism
Totally agree. I like how they've started calling people who don't believe in AGW "deniers" now instead of "sceptics". Is their "science" so flaky that they have to resort to character assassination? And BTW, it's called Climate Change now. Kind of hard to call it Global Warming when past decade has seen a downward trend. Luckily they chose a term that is sufficiently vague that any variation in weather would classify as proof of Climate Change.

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