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Comment Re:It's the Daily Mail (Score 1) 336

That's correct: its demographic is neither technically literate nor particularly well-informed or erudite, and comprises a large and influential chunk of the UK electorate. It has the second-highest circulation in the UK, with a slowly rising circulation, and has been the most-visited UK newspaper website for some time. Politicians in the UK therefore take its bigoted rants very seriously, just as Fox News is taken seriously by politicians in the US.

Comment Tofu vs. insects (Score 1) 760

Not surprised. I haven't yet met a single vegetarian who does eat tofu, until they've had dinner at our house, where they can get a big slice of my famous tofu, portobello mushroom and walnut pie, with caramelized onion & red wine gravy. Plus mashed potatoes, of course.

I've never donated pie to support development of a Firefox extension before, but I'm willing to learn. :-)

I would sample insect-based food, for the same reasons that I eat foods made with yeast, if...
a) I was certain it wouldn't harm me,
b) if it had been killed with minimal suffering, and
c) if I could figure out how to cook it in a tasty way.

Nearly all modern meat production and fishery fails test b), so I rarely eat meat.

Comment Re:Thank you! (Score 1) 344

They used to sell t-shirts at expos to raise money from low-rent types like me, but I've not seen them for sale for some time. There's talk on the wiki of resurrecting branded merchandise sales.

Postgres development team, if you're reading this, I lost my old ash-grey PostgreSQL shirt and would be glad to buy a replacement from you.

Comment Re:Scientology is a dangerous cult (Score 1) 464

It merely states that some sections of the church hold less or more strongly to the 39 articles [anglicansonline.org].

Yes, that's what the post which you contradicted said: "certain-Anglicans believe it's not "symbolically" eating his flesh, it's really eating his flesh".

For reference the 39 articles would be like the constitution of the church. I suggest you read the one of the Lord's supper (XXVIII).

While technically correct that the Lutheran church does not hold to the doctrine of transubstantiation, they do hold to a doctrine that says that bread and the wine are literally the body and blood of christ.

Yes, that's right, (XXVIII) "Of the Lord's Supper." , which states "the Bread which we break is a partaking of the Body of Christ; and likewise the Cup of Blessing is a partaking of the Blood of Christ."? Article XXVIII condemns transubstantiation but is read by many Anglicans as supporting sacramental union or consubstantiation, as articulated by Luther. It would be a bit pedantic then, to say that Lutherans believe in the Real Presence in the Eucharist, but that Anglicans do not.

Comment Re:This article seems to be anti-hacker (Score 1) 370

"Names convey meanings; our choice of names determines the meaning of what we say. An inappropriate name gives people the wrong idea. A rose by any name would smell as sweet - but if you call it a pen, people will be rather disappointed when they try to write with it. And if you call pens "roses", people may not realize what they are good for. If you call these people Crackers, that conveys a mistaken idea of their origin, history, and purpose. If you call them GNU/Crackers, that conveys (though not in detail) an accurate idea."

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