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Submission + - Pokemon Go Banned by Fatwa in Saudi Arabia (

EmagGeek writes: Top clerics in Saudi Arabia have issued a fatwa banning the playing of Pokemon Go as a form of gambling.

The decree was issued by General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars on the website of the General Presidency for Scholarly Research and Ifta, Arab News reported Wednesday.

The edict actually updates an existing ban on the Pokemon card and video games before they morphed into the mobile phone virtual reality game that has swept the world.

The clerics issued the old fatwa, (No. 21,758), 16 years ago, declaring the original Japanese game a form of gambling, which is forbidden in Islam,

Comment Re:I'm Outraged! (Score 1) 130

Um, have you ever BEEN to a Chik-Fil-A? Nothing but love and inclusion to be experienced in that place. Do you know why? It is because Jesus commands us to love each other as he loved us. Jesus loved all people, regardless of their sins, transgressions, and shortcomings. He died on the cross to pay for our sins, and believe you me, we are all sinners.

As a Christian, I know I am not endowed with the right to pass judgment. I live my life dedicated to loving my fellow man as Jesus loved me, and the folks at Chik-Fil-A do the same.

John 13:34-35 reads: 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

Colossians 3:12-17 is one of my favorite passages:

12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Nothing in the great word preaches hate and intolerance, for we may not judge. Matthew 7 spells it out:

7 âoeJudge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, âLet me take the speck out of your eye,â(TM) when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

Comment Sure, why not? (Score 1) 351

At present, I probably wouldn't eat cultured tissue just because it's wildly expensive and only available in teeny little bits because the cardiovascular system is there for a reason in mammals; but if the tech were worked out what possible objection would there be to it?

Cruelty-free, so long as you don't grow the brain; and quite probably a lot cleaner than the authentically-butchered-in-its-own-entrails-and-hopefully-not-too-feces-smeared natural stuff. Less chance to pick up cool parasites and stuff in the field as well.

Comment GOP Vice Presidential Checklist for Mike Pence (Score 2) 413

[x] Can not see Russia from his porch.
[x] Does not own a pig or lipstick.
[x] Able to name all of his children from memory.
[x] Is aware that the Founding Fathers did not know the Pledge of Allegiance.
[x] Has no unmarried, pregnant daughters promoting abstinence.
[ ] Understands that smoking tobacco kills.
[ ] Knows that Carbon Dioxide is the cause of Global Warming.
[ ] The movie Titanic is not a metaphor for the USA today.
[ ] Realizes George Washington was not a Republican.

Comment Re:Hell froze over... (Score 1) 164


Microsoft has implemented a Linux shim that translates all the native Linux system calls into the corresponding native Windows call and back.

Demo of running native Linux ELFs on Windows

Think of it as the reverse of WINE -- I dub it CHEESE. :-)

Just so I'm clear, Does LINUX run in MS Windows or is it just Ubuntu that runs?

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