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Comment: Re:Think of it as evolution in action... (Score 1) 332

So I just bring up copies of the Skeptics Annotated Quran on my browser and then -- wait for it -- close the browser window. Just like that, I make my current copy of the Quran disappear, even worse than just burning it.

Always restart the PC to make sure it's not still in memory.

Comment: Re:Vice Versa (Score 1) 274

by jez9999 (#49283843) Attached to: Speaking a Second Language May Change How You See the World

Yeah, I find it difficult to get better at French because exposure to it is difficult: it seems like the French generally get annoyed quickly with people who don't speak Fluent French, and the one site that was quite good for being able to speak with those who were willing (Livemocha) got bought out by Rosetta Stone and totally fucked over.

Are there any decent online resources now for being immersed in a new language?

Comment: Re:RTFA (Score 5, Informative) 282

by jez9999 (#49220113) Attached to: Scotland Yard Chief: Put CCTV In Every Home To Help Solve Crimes

Maybe the good Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe should be "encouraged" to volunteer his home as the test bed. And use lots of cameras - those Brits just love their security cameras, you know.

I'm British. I swear to god we're not all like this. Some of us absolutely do not want to live in a surveillence state and assholes like ACPO and "the head of Scotland Yard" are terribly unrepresentative of public opinion, in general. There are, however, a core of authoritarians who see no problem with removal of privacy. Just not most of us.

If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.