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Isreal [sic] is full of people who think it's 'god's will' for them to be there..

...and even more who are not within Israel who believe it is God's will for them to be there instead of those who are.

It is a problem that may lead to the destruction of the world.  You wouldn't believe how far this goes.  A large percentage of people in power believe this to be true..

Destruction of the world? Hardly. Destruction of Israel, Jerusalem and the surrounding countries, yes.

A highly suspect graph. The article says nothing about how "religiosity" was measured except that it was "gauged by the responses to several questions about faith". Several? Exactly how many? In what language? Measuring what degree of observancy? Of what religion? How many samples? Against what populations? Were the sample representative of the population being measured?

More like self-fulfilling measurements created to determine an expected result. I find it hard to believe that the US can score higher in "religiosity" index than Italy or Mexico given the number of per-capita "observant" Catholics. Israel should have scored much higher as well.

Tech Junkie Lounge / Re: sony rootkit
« on: June 02, 2009, 02:21:48 AM »
Turn on automatic Windows updates it's designed for novice computer users and will keep him patched same as a Mac, install the MSRT and MSAS and Windows firewall. Get rid of Symantec AV, it's junk. I used to recommend Norton AV but Symantec has turned it into bloatware. Have him get NOD32 instead. Even AVG free edition is better than Symantec. MSRT must be manually run and is a post-infection tool but it knows how to remove all the major threats, including the sony rootkit.

Tech Junkie Lounge / Re: sony rootkit
« on: June 01, 2009, 06:50:33 PM »
Sony rootkit is very old news (2005). Windows was patched long ago (internet time) to eliminate the vulnerability it exploited. Your friend wasn't patching windows or running the MS tools needed to prevent exploitation.

Microsoft MSRT detects and removes Sony rootkit automatically.

MSAS also alerts when the kit attempts action to install itself.

Politics / Re: TRANSCRIPT: Roland Burris and Rob Blagojevich
« on: May 28, 2009, 10:17:00 PM »
Burris. Another out of work lawyer writing a check to get appointed to a lucrative senate seat where the funds just keep rolling in. Let the indictments begin! If not, if the voters of Illinois don't replace him at the next election, they truly are idiots. That has to be the cheapest Senate seat ever bought.

Quake / Re: Battle of the Sexes Mod
« on: May 21, 2009, 06:10:55 PM »
BoTS was a fun mod, I enjoyed it a lot. It's good to see it supported online again. I am not surprised Wallfly is having trouble with it, there were a lot of commands in the mod and there are probably some conflicts.

Politics / Re: The Official Obama Bashing Thread
« on: May 09, 2009, 03:42:02 PM »
RE the Jefferson Davis quote, "it's self". I am sure he was more educated than that and that the proper spelling in 1860 through 1865 was "itself" since Shakespeare even wrote it that way in the 16th century.

Nice image, pity it's marred by grammatical error. Calls into question the validity of the quotation itself. :)

Trouble Shooting / Re: No Railgun Hum
« on: May 09, 2009, 03:28:02 PM »
The original railgun hum is "weapons/rg_hum.wav" and it was originally distributed in pak0.pak.
The full path is /sound/weapons/rg_hum.wav in that pak.
Any other higher numbered paks containing that file will override the old one.
Also any real files external to paks and residing on that path will override it.

Jokes / Re: Nerd Humor.. har har
« on: May 03, 2009, 06:51:23 PM »
This one is very old. I first saw it in 1974.

The Sex Life of an Electron


One night when his charge was pretty high, Micro Henry decided to try to get a cute little coil to let him discharge. He picked up Millie Amp and took her for a ride on his Mega cycle. They rode across the Wheatstone bridge, around by the sine wave, and stopped in a magnetic field by a flowing current.

Micro Henry, attracted by Millie's characteristic curves, soon had her resistance at a minimum and his field was fully excited. He laid her on the ground potential, raised her frequency, lowered her capacitance and pulled out his high voltage probe. He inserted his probe into her test socket, connected them in parallel, and began to short circuit her shunt.

Fully excited, Millie Amp exclaimed, "Mho, mho, give me mho!" With his tube operating at it's maximum peak current and her coil vibrating from the current flow, she soon reached her maximum peak potential. The excess current flow had gotten her coil hot and Micro Henry started rapidly discharging and soon had drained off every last electron.

They fluxed all night trying various connections and sockets, until Micro Henry's bar magnet had lost all of it's field strength. Afterwards, Millie Amp tried self induction and damaged her solenoid. With his batteries fully discharged, Micro Henry was unable to further excite his generator, so they ended it all by reversing polarity and blowing each other's fuses.

Politics / Re: Janenane Geroflcopters
« on: April 27, 2009, 08:02:50 AM »
There's also a lot of people who are unhappy that they are taxed so heavily, and that the government hasn't been spending less and less money as America grows.  Which is understandable, but I'm not sure why they are at such rallies targeting Obama.

Because it really doesn't matter who is President. The president gets the blame when things go bad and he gets the credit when things go well. Unless he's G.W. Bush, then he gets blamed when things go well, such as no repeats of 9/11-type events. Although Al Qaida would have a hard time repeating any event these days; next stop, Pakistan.

Congress is designed to execute the self-interested wills of each constituency, they are intended to be acting in the interests of each small region they represent. It's The President's job to execute the will of The People generally, without favor for a specific region or group, this is why The People direct their message to The President, whether his name is Obama or otherwise. 

The truth is Americans generally are tired of paying more taxes and receiving less or poorer services from their government. Not just at the federal level either. It applies to local and state levels as well. They are tired of politicians taking "contributions" from lobbists and handing out pork. They are tired of deficit spending and late or lacking budget ratifications. Government waste and inefficiency are the prime movers of the Tea Party events. The American taxpayer is tired of a government managed by crooks and elite snobs who think they can exchange votes on principle and where "campaign finance reform" allows corporate and SIG contributions to exercise influence over Congress and Senate. Remember, it's Congress who wrote the "rules" by which they allow themselves to be influenced by these contributions.

If anyone thinks the Blagojevich case is unique they are in for a rude awakening. Politicians generally trade favors for money or return favors for favors and votes for votes. In political parlance it's called playing the game or "compromise". It's only when the FBI gets it on tape that the public gets in an uproar. They may not be as crude and direct as Blagojevich but they do it just the same.

The Taxpayers are mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore.

Tech Junkie Lounge / Re: Welcome to the future. Welcome to QDS.
« on: April 22, 2009, 06:21:07 AM »
Nice logo. Where's the business plan? What's the product? What's the potential return? In this economy I'm surprised any VC people are calling anyone. Must be Woz, he hasn't made any profit on any of his ventures and doesn't seem to care.

1003 / Re: coop2
« on: April 20, 2009, 02:05:41 PM »
I just completed coop3

As a player, do I need do anything with that cvs stuff ?



Politics / Re: Janenane Geroflcopters
« on: April 20, 2009, 02:04:09 PM »
I generally agree with everything she says there.

Then your limbic nodes are displacing your prefrontal lobes. Her arguments are baseless and emotional. Calling people racist for protesting taxes is just stupid.

/dev/random / Re: Tracking a GPS
« on: April 19, 2009, 10:01:30 PM »
Blackberries equipped with EGPS can be tracked from the Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES). They ping the BB and it reports it's nearest cell site. Some businesses can track their units from the cell phones. I believe iPhones also have this capability and can be used to locate your "buddies". A more precise location can be obtained from the built-in GPS. But this still requires a cell phone connection, something most GPS don't do.

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