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Comment: Re:WTH iIs the Italian Competition Authority (Score 3, Insightful) 88

by fph il quozientatore (#48665691) Attached to: TripAdvisor Fined In Italy For Fake Reviews

"Because said companies fradulently claim these reviews are legitimate." *citation needed.

They were not fined because they had fake reviews in the first place; they were fined for fraudolent advertising, because their billboards were like "I haz one bazillion reviews!! And they are totally genuine and authentic from real people!!1!"

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.

Some people claim that the UNIX learning curve is steep, but at least you only have to climb it once.

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