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Comment Re:out side of the us jobs don't control your heal (Score 1) 539

If you examine the history of this admittedly abhorrent but very rare practice (now seen among the very remote and most illiterate of the population), it started because Hindu (Rajput) widows who lost their husbands defending their kingdoms against Islamic invaders from the middle east preferred to jump into the spouse's funeral pyre's rather than be raped and pillaged by the barbarous invaders, without the protection of the men-folk.

If you look up the Koran, it explicitly allows the Muslim pillagers to loot the invaded territories, and rape their womenfolk, as winnings for the victorious soldiers -- this is something that the Hindu women did not want to subject themselves to, and they preferred to commit suicide instead.

Later, unfortunately, the practice devolved into the superstitious and despicable form which you are referring to.

Comment Hindus believe there is One God with many Names. (Score 1) 539

Hindus .......more gods you believe in, the more successful you are in life"

This assertion is completely false. Hindus believe there is One God with many Names.

Is it really that hard to understand that each human mind can have it's own conception of what we call a $DIETY or $GOD. The oldest Hindu scripture and the foundation of this religion/philosophy (and later, it's offshoot Buddhism (Buddha was born a Hindu but then decided to start a fresh Philosophy, without some of the superstitious aspects that had crept into Indian society by then), the RigVeda (indeed the oldest extant texts in any Indo-European language) starts of saying essentially that there is One God, which People call by Many Names.

They call him Indra, Mitra, Varuna, Agni, and he is heavenly nobly-winged Garutman.
To what is One, sages give many a title they call it Agni, Yama, Matarisvan.
—Rigveda 1.164.46, Translated by Ralph Griffith[78][79]

This makes this philosophy (that existed incidentally before any of the religions, even Hinduism as it was named later by the Britishers and other colonizers) intrinsically and naturally pluralistic (Pluralism, open minded and tolerant.

pluralism definition. A conviction that various religious, ethnic, racial, and political groups should be allowed to thrive in a single society. In metaphysics, pluralism can also mean an alternative to dualism and monism.

Indeed, not just tolerant, but accepting of other faiths, since it believes (not just believes, but practically tells the practitioner to experience the truth for him/herself by Direct experience/intuition through Yoga/meditation and other techniques and find out for oneself with the help of a spiritual Teacher) that practically each thinking mind can have it's own name, form and concept of the Truth (as they preferred to call it (that which is not False)), but the Absolute Truth (call it the Divine Mother (Hindus also worship the Divine in its Feminine form - Shakti or simply Divine Power lies beyond the conception of the normal planes of consciousness (those who have reached it describe it as Sat-Chid-Ananda, (translated it simply means the direct experience of that which is Existence-Knowedge-Bliss - Pure Consciousness, once again call it God, Shiva, Jesus, or by any other name, just don't kill each other over $IT) and can be experienced in higher planes of expanded consciousness.

This experience is pretty much each street level druggie is unconsciously craving and trying to kill/OD him/herself over instead of reaching it through safer, tried and tested means like (e.g. Yoga, because they take more persistence and effort. Also, Yoga is just a Path, as there are others, as Buddhism, Christianity, and other $RELIGIONS and what not theoretically, each person as on his own Spiritual Journey over lifetimes of Incarnations) that have helped millions of others reach it safely and surely in this very lifetime, if not the next, and the next, and the next, .... ad infinitum.

Comment Backup server +archive to cloud (Score 1) 366

First of all build yourself a decent local file server. Simple PC with two 4TB drives will do. Then load it with FreeBSD and create simple mirrored ZFS volume on these two drives (also have volume for the OS itself). Then share that volume with whatever protocol you prefer (SMB would be OK). Then move all your stuff to this fileserver. Now you have all your data on a self healing volume - this is very important because with few TB data you WILL notice that the data gets degraded over time - you will randomly loose some bits (so also individual photos) here and there.

Now when you have all that data in one place (file server) configure it to archive (backup) the data online to some cloud service like Amazon, Blackblaze or similar.

Submission + - Young grads in India aim to land a robot on the moon. (thehindu.com)

GillBates0 writes: Team Indus (http://www.teamindus.in/) is one of the 16 remaining from the 29 that had entered the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize (GLXP: http://lunar.xprize.org/) competition. It plans to use ISRO’s (http://www.isro.gov.in/) workhorse — the polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) to send the spacecraft to the moon. Among it's rivals are – Israeli non-profit organisation SpaceIL and US-based start-up Moon Express. An official designated as ‘Skywalker’, said that such space missions used to be limited to extremely elite people and PhDs in the past. That stereotype is now breaking. “I was just a college student a couple of years ago and now I am working on an actual space mission, how cool is that,” said Karan Vaish, 23, who is helping the team to design the lunar rover. Eighty per cent of the team is reported to be less than five years out of college (http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/young-grads-aim-to-land-a-robot-on-the-moon/article9043063.ece?w=alauto).

Comment Re:Google Grow a Pair (Score 1) 68

No. Leave it until it dies completely on the web. Sometime I visit a flash site because I *NEED* to. I like that Chrome comes with flash plugin installed so I don't need to worry about installing/keeping it up to date. Oh and I have all plugins disabled by default via click to play policy.

Comment Meanwhile Muslims continue to blow exponentially.. (Score 1) 643

From the Pew Research Center, slightly tangential, but relevant:

The Future of World Religions: Estimated Change in Population Size 2010-2050:
Muslims: 73%
Christians: 35%
Hindus: 34%
Jews: 16%
Folks Religions: 11%
Buddhists: -0.3%

Full report here: http://www.pewforum.org/2015/0...

Comment Don't use credit cards (Score 1) 385

I don't use credit cards. I live in Poland and actually credit cards are not a good deal here. It is much better to use a card which is attached to your account and is only billable by the amount you have on your account.

As a security measure (minimising risk) I have my cards attached to separate subaccount that I only load with operational cash (no the account I use for savings). I have daily payment limits set up.

Also I have no problem with using wireless payment swiping. It is great and very convinient. In Poland you can only do transactions up to 50z (about $12) without submitting a PIN. And transactions with wireless payment can't be cached (issued off line). So it makes thing pretty secure and convinient.

Also I have my card insured as standard bonus with my account. I think card insurance is somewhat mandatory. So when somebody cheats me I will get my money back.

In my opinion using cards is much safer than carrying cash, doing bank transfers or using something like Paypal.

Comment Re:Was going to update new home desktop but now (Score 1) 535

> I am in the process of reverting the two machines I had already upgraded
> back to Windows 7. Regrets, and hope Windows 10 spys are eliminated.

Install GWX Control Panel (disables Windows 10 nagging) and Spybot Anti Beacon (disables Telemetry). After that you will have perfectly working Windows 7 install without all that crap Microsoft is shitting against us.

Comment Re:How many people have that controller? (Score 1) 158

Well as for your first question I only noted that that is possible to play arcade style games on mobile tablets and smartphones using controllers with physical buttons. With that it is perfectly playable. And I assumed that Nintendo could sell such controller with access to its games library (via Virtual Console system). In my opinion this would make them a lot of additional money without really canibalizing they mobile consoles. Who buys current generation gameboy style device to play oldschool games?

As for your second question I guess that developers who developed for Nintendo platforms do not have rights to release these games elsewhere.

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