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Comment: Re:Firefox OS is now totally irrelevant. (Score 1) 48

by narcc (#47910123) Attached to: Google's Android One Initiative Launches In India With Three $100 Phones

Why would anyone, aside from maybe a very small number of fringe "openness" idealists, ever consider Firefox OS if a real Android phone can be obtained for about the same price?

$100 is not about the same as $33. This is particularly true in India, where the average annual income is around $1,500.

Comment: Re:Fallacy (Score 1) 855

by narcc (#47904771) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

And how is that supposed to work for non windows systems?

On Linux: Ctrl+Shift U0246 or Ctrl+Shift+U 0246

On MacOS: Option+U o

You did not post a german umlaut,

I know. I answered the question you asked. Both of them, actually, assuming that you're not an idiot. (Did I give you too much credit?)

How did you get the umlaut oe into /. btw? is that a german one or a special one that just looks a like?

I think I see the confusion:

Obviously the 'rock star programmer' is oblivious about the question behind the question: what 'code' is that?

246 -- it's right there in my previous answer. I'm sorry you missed it, it would have saved you quite a bit of trouble.

(BTW, you're not a native speaker so you might have missed the obvious. My "rock star" post was a joke. A good one, I might add, as it even got a +5 funny. Go read it again, you'll figure it out.)

Comment: Re:illogical captain (Score 1) 855

by narcc (#47904253) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

There is no evidence that free-will is in fact "free" and that self-awareness is not an epiphenomenon of materialism.

Oops, you forgot that Sam Harris is incompetent ... or that Dan Dennet isn't a very good philosopher. Depending on who you read that gave you such a silly idea.

If awareness was epiphenomenal, it wouldn't be possible for us to report on the content of our subjective experience. (The brain wouldn't have access to that content, by definition.)

Dennet knows this, but ignores it to sell pop-philosophy books. Harris might not, so I'll give him a pass.

Comment: Re:No, no. Let's not go there. Please. (Score 1) 855

by narcc (#47900145) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

Who the *f..k* is so idiotic to visit an atheist web site? Do you really believe 'such' web sites are hosted by atheists?

Yes, I do. I'm a big fan of reality, after all. Are you really claiming that all of the various atheist sites, blogs, forums, etc. are all hoaxes created by theists to ... do what, exactly?

No, no one has noticed that. Do you indeed have atheist 'groups' in the USA?

Not just in the USA, there are atheist groups all over the world -- including Germany. You can pretend that they don't exist if you like. You don't seem fond of reality.

As an atheist, I really would appreciate, to be left alone

Then why are you participating in the discussion here? Your actions are clearly contrary to your stated goals!

Comment: Re:Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (Score 2) 855

by narcc (#47899621) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

Do atheists kneel down every evening and pray - to science?

Not to my knowledge.

Do atheists go to the holy Church of nothing every Sunday and pray - to nothing?

Yes. There are a number of atheist churches -- enough, at least, that one made the news some time ago for breaking-off from their parent church over some silly difference.

Do atheists have radio stations that other atheists preach to them from some book and ask for money? For nothing?

Yes, including television shows. This isn't counting the countless online radio, video streaming, podcasts, video series, and other similar media programs. Yes, some even ask for money.

Do athiests go on missions from their atheist church to convert people - to nothing?

Yes. Yes they do. Not just specific atheists churches, mind you, but outreach is a big part of a number of atheist communities.

That's just for fun. The trouble you're having is in defining religion through superficial trappings. It's like saying something isn't science because there aren't sufficient beakers and lab coats around.

Comment: Re:No, no. Let's not go there. Please. (Score 2, Insightful) 855

by narcc (#47899513) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

Atheism is the lack of belief in a god or god. Nothing else.

Ideally, yes, but we all know that that's not all there is to it these days.

It's not about science, it's not about ethics, it's not about morals, it's not about values.

Then why, when I visit atheist websites sites, atheist discussion forums, and talk with local atheists, that's all they want to talk about?

There's no dogma, no book, no set of "therefore we believe these here other thingamajigs", nothing.

Like hell there isn't! To belong to any atheist community, you need to align with their dogma, have read and agree with their favorite authors, and "other thingamajigs" or you'll be ousted as a troll or worse.

You've probably noticed that there's more than one schism dividing atheists. With various atheist groups at each others throats over things not even remotely related to the existence of god. You'd have to be blind not to see that.

To say that atheism, to most/every atheist (as we're talking about the broader atheist community), is merely "the lack of belief in a god" is either delusional or deliberately dishonest.

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