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Comment: What is really happening here? (Score 1) 760

by Bruce Perens (#47930483) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children
We are in a War on Faith, because Faith justifies anything and ISIS takes it to extremes. But in the end they are just a bigger version of Christian-dominated school boards that mess with the teaching of Evolution, or Mormon sponsors of anti-gay-marriage measures, or my Hebrew school teacher, an adult who slapped me as a 12-year-old for some unremembered offense against his faith.

Comment: Re:Anti-math and anti-science ... (Score 1) 760

by Bruce Perens (#47930331) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Hm. The covenant of Noah is about two paragraphs before this part (King James Version) which is used for various justifications of slavery and discrimination against all sorts of people because they are said to bear the Curse of Ham. If folks wanted to use the Bible to justify anything ISIS says is justified by God's words in the Koran, they could easily do so.

18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

Comment: Back when there was a Salomon Brothers (Score 1) 207

by gelfling (#47930173) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

The application development shop management didn't feel it was a productive use of anyone's time to have to go home and sleep and eat, reproduce and what not. So they brought in cots and all the comforts of home so no one had to bother with that. While they don't do development, Gartner does that too. Hire valets and such to do all the living stuff for you so you don't have take yourself away from work.

Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 203

by jandrese (#47904859) Attached to: Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports
I have a 4s that hangs out with my keys in my pocket and the glass looks as good as the day it came from the factory. The thin bevel around the edge however has turned brown and looks like a moonscape. I am seriously impressed by the amount of abuse it has taken without acquiring a single scratch.

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