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Comment: Re:Comedy gold (Score 1) 445

by mu51c10rd (#49782383) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results

I guess the Sixth Dynasty of Old Kingdom Egypt didn't notice they got washed away, and went on building their pyramids like nothing had happened.

No, they just hopped on top of the pyramids and waited for the water to subside. As for Sargon...why does everyone think only Noah has the ability to build a boat? I am quite humans were crossing the water in ancient times...and they certainly were not swimming across.

Comment: Re:Solution (Score 1) 634

by mu51c10rd (#49569241) Attached to: How To Increase the Number of Female Engineers

Amusing and ill-informed. I am a father of all daughters. They play with dolls and are doing just fine with Math and assembling computers. They can also dress up like princesses while learning astronomy (I spent an hour with a 5 year old dressed up like Princess Elsa while studying constellations through a telescope just last week). It's not the's the example. Far too many parents of girls don't push them to learn STEM subjects thinking there is no need for it.

Comment: Re:What? Why discriminate? (Score 5, Insightful) 700

by mu51c10rd (#49477851) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

I would be ok with removing all tax exempt statuses from churches as long as charity work was deductible for them. We could then see which churches really do put their money where their mouth is in charitable work and donations. It would also encourage any religions which don't put much effort in helping the poor to change that behavior rather quickly.

Comment: Re:It was inevitible (Score 1) 303

by mu51c10rd (#49399557) Attached to: Microsoft Engineer: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'

The days of people buying new computers every two years are over, except for a few. The whole operating system paradigm has shifted so much that trying to rely on people constantly upgrading it just doesn't work any more.

That's not true. They just make you upgrade your hardware every 2 years instead of software (phones, tablets, etc.).

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