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Comment Quartz watches (Score 0) 202

Same thing happened in the 60's and 70's when quartz watches were so much cheaper and accurate compared to mechanical movements.

Mechanical watches will always be a niche market and will never go away. I'd rather have a watch that will last 50+ years and still look and sound good after that time. Take your pick, you got: Omega, Rolex, Breitling, Seiko, etc.. plus high end makers like Patek Phillip.

Sure the swiss watchmakers will go through their slump, but after the novelty of fancy usb charged smart watches wear off you'll always have the artistic mechanical movements of old.

Comment Re: Justifiable under CHRISTIANITY (Score 0) 147

Violence in the name of Christianity is hard to define if going by the New Testament. The Quran goes in the opposite direction getting more violent as it progresses. The Old Testament has Deuteronomy and Leviticus which are pretty violent, but the New Testament has Jesus' teachings.

Even if you don't believe in religions you can easily see the Bible "evolved" and we are left with the New Testament. The Quran's last marching orders are violent, if it stopped at "You have your religion and I have mine" we'd be much better off.

But you can thank Quran abrogration Surah 2:106 for all this mess.

Comment Re:Trendy no more? (Score 1) 65

I don't know enough about Ruby to say anything positive or negative about it. I was just commenting on Python because that's what I know - it's just funny to hear people moan and whine about similar things, which I've heard re. Python. And the quote "Ruby adds nothing to the existing languages" is harsh, C certainly got slapped around in its early days. Who needs to get slapped around more now and kicked off the bus (or at least charged for taking up two seats) is Java.

Comment Re:Trendy no more? (Score 1) 65

Python is a great language aside from the whitespace.

But did you know you can add braces using the future module?

Next major release of Python will include braces, so you can get ready by doing this in your code:

>>> from __future__ import braces

The two most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity. -- Harlan Ellison