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Educating for me is not imposing any beliefs, it is exposing people to different points of view. Religions generally doesn't allow you that, I hope you can see the difference.
I am still not convinced to religion as a placebo to all evil, look at countries with high level of atheism, they are usually better socially developed than the others. For me it is a good indication of what direction we should struggle to.
The fact that a majority of the people on Earth disagree with you demonstrates not only that it isn't obvious, but that you are probably just as irrational in your beliefs as those people are in theirs.
What are you trying to say is that the majority is always right, which is bollocks.
But at least they have the intellectual honesty to admit it's faith.
What are you trying to say? I always honestly admit that I don't care about deities, I'm an ignostic and happy about it. What's the difference?
For many people faith fills a void
You mean illusion as a cure? The same way the alcoholics find a relief in their abuse? Those people need help from other people, not from imaginary absolute power. I'm not denying them the right to belief in whatever they feel like, I'm saying that a religion is not a solution and it's better to educate people than let them spread the so called "truth".
That's the point here, the capabilities of our computers haven't scaled as fast as the hardware has.
You don't play games, do you?
Do you understand what the word "flamebait" means?
Now I do, apparently when someone expresses an unpopular opinion on slashdot.
Ok, but let's check the definition provided by slashdot:
"Flamebait -- Flamebait refers to comments whose sole purpose is to insult and enrage. If someone is not-so-subtly picking a fight (racial insults are a dead giveaway), it's Flamebait." http://slashdot.org/faq/com-mod.shtml
So let's all have the same opinion, Linux is great, open source rocks, Micro$oft is evil, we can download whatever we want, and it's just pirating, not stealing. Anyone disagreeing is a troll.
No need for censorship, if you have FOX news.
But in US you have also other news to choose from, that's the difference.
Bookmark keywords uses only one parameter %s, ubiquity is much more flexible.
For example, "tra[nslate] something to french"
Besides, you don't have to open a new tab for a result, just type "we[ather] madrid" and you get info in a small elegant console, it's faster.
You can change text with it. E.g., you're writing an email, and you want to change a URL to tinyurl. Select the URL, ctrl+space, type [tiny]url, enter. Voila, it's changed. I find it very useful.
And it looks cool with different skins.