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Comment: Re:Not actually a new stance (Score 1) 669

by fph il quozientatore (#48259699) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

There are catholics with very conservative views such as "the world was created 5000 years ago", and catholics that are very progressive and modern in their views. The real problem is that the second type does not call out the first as cranks and forces them to change their views, but rather they shrug and consider it a minor matter.

Christians, even catholics, keep saying "why don't the moderate muslims ostracize Al Qaeda and this kind of extremisms?", but they behave exactly in the same way in this respect.

In my view, this is part of the problem. They give the message that it's ok to believe all kind of unsubstantiated things "because God says so and it's written in the bible", and that is a very dangerous message to pass, especially to young people who should rather be taught how to think with their own head.

Comment: Re:Turn tiles off... but for how long? (Score 1) 171

How long will it be before Mozilla decides that the users no longer need the ability to turn off the sponsored tiles?

Uh, if only Firefox were open source, then we'd be able to override these decisions from above by simply patching them out. Oh, wait...

Comment: Bridge (Score 2) 274

by fph il quozientatore (#47679439) Attached to: Of the following, I'd rather play ...
I started playing bridge during my PhD, at 25. it's a very interesting strategy game, once you get over the "game for old people" stereotype. If you can find a few friends to learn and practice with, I definitely recommend it.

There is also a very nice web-based community (so you can play it even without friends and without leaving your mom's basement); most active players play online on, including the pros -- on that website you can easily find world champions playing a hand or two just to chill out. It's free (as in beer), unlike the face-to-face tournament which are sorta expensive.

To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland. -- Jack Paar