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Comment Re:So to sum up (Score 1) 617

No, Islam is specifically misogynistic. Sharia law values the testimony of women less than of men. A man can divorce his wife just by uttering words; a woman cannot divorce her husband.

A quote from the Koran: "Men are managers of the affairs of women because Allah has made the one superior to the other."

A quote from the Koran regarding inheritance: "The share of the male shall be twice that of a female."

Islam is also misanthropic, but it reserves special vilification for women. So my comment is the truth and no "lie of omission".

Comment How I found Linux (Score 3, Interesting) 136

I was studying for my M.Eng in electronics and we were using Sun workstations for EDA software. After I graduated, I joined a startup company that produced chip layout software. We had purchased a bunch of Sun workstations, but they were going to take weeks to arrive.

So we loaded up a few PCs with Slackware Linux from about 40 floppy disks (took two of us an entire day to finish all the installations) and started our development on the PCs while we waited for the Suns to arrive.

Comment Re:Confusion (Score 5, Insightful) 147

atheism is really just the name for their hate of christians

Nonsense. I'm atheist and dislike all religions, though I confess I have a special hatred for Islam in particular, given the disgusting behavior of a small minority of its adherents and the silence and blame-deflecting of most of its adherents.

Unfortunately, it's true that a lot of leftists cry about "Islamophobia" and that's too bad. Islam is a fascist ideology diametrically opposed to everything leftists say they hold dear, so I really can't understand how they can maintain the cognitive dissonance.

Comment Clothing design, not thermostats (Score 1) 388

I think it's clothing design that's to blame, not thermostats. Women's casual business clothes tend to be a lot thinner and flimsier than men's. Skirts are cooler than pants. Women's t-shirts have lower necklines and much shorter sleeves than men's. And women's clothes in general emphasize display more than comfort and tend to expose a lot more flesh than men's.

Regarding another poster writing about Arizona: Definitely! I was in Phoenix for a conference a while back and I happened to have a nasty cold. I had the choice of suffering in 38C heat outside or freezing at what felt like about 17C inside. It was crazy!

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