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Comment Re:Between the 5th and 17th floors (Score 5, Insightful) 467 467

*snip* but I think it's a fairly easy case to make that the world would be better off if it was free of religious belief altogether. The various wars in the middle east, perverted priests, and the entirety of the religious right wouldn't exist.

They (the problems you listed) would still exist. People would just find another excuse to do the atrocities they do instead of religion.

Think of all the petty religious people you have met. They will still exist in one form or another, but instead of focusing their actions on religious fervour, they get to interfere with things you just might care more about.

Be careful what you wish for.

Comment Re:How about Nintendo? (Score 4, Interesting) 292 292

I borrowed Banjo-Kazooie from one of my cousins many years ago. While giving it back to her, we had a snowball fight and it fell out into the snow somewhere.

Next spring, we found it on the lawn and dried it out. The damn thing still worked fine. A year or so after that, they had brought it on vacation. Their houseboat *burned down then sank*. They recovered it.

To this day the game works fine.

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Submission + - Ipod's success baffles Sony Japan->

An anonymous reader writes: Sony, large, powerful and technological wizards cant work out why apples ipod is so popular? Duh These quotes from a recent article here in Japan explain why Sony is baffled. "We researched the iPod and fixed what [we considered] was difficult to use about it," said Takashi Kinouchi, head of Sony's product planning department". "it is not easy to lure customers used to Apple's software over to Sony products". Source: Sony trying to bite into Apple's iPod market share, Shigeki Kurokawa / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer, November 5, 2007. Daily Yomiuri
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