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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:01 PM

Re: Atheist's 10 commandments

It would be a long long list if we were labeled or defined by things we don't believe in and don't do.

Exactly.

"Secular humanist" is better, IMO. It's not something I don't do. :-)

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 3:23 PM

tragedy!

The best Mexican food in town...or at least the best I've ever found here. Looks like it will be a while before we'll be able to go there again.

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:19 PM

Re: Atheist's 10 commandments

It merely describes something I don't do.

Like not collecting baseball cards?

The word shouldn't even be necessary.

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1poorguy posted to the Photography board. 1:56 PM

using flash

Nice vid. The first three minutes seems very practical and minimalist. After that he gets two off-camera flashes. But the collapsible reflector was small and portable. Definitely easier than dealing with soft boxes.

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1:47 PM

they're not extremists

Interesting podcast (with an unfortunate echo in places). An Islamic apostate asserts that what we think of as "extremists" are really "mainstream". Points out that the Islamic enlightenment did occur but that they stepped [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:43 PM

Re: On one foot

Did you have an ear infection? I know someone who ended up losing most of their hearing in one ear PLUS has some balance problems (like you) after getting a nasty antibiotic-resistant ear infection.

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:40 PM

Re: Atheist's 10 commandments

I do however take issue with this whole atheism as a church movement.

People do seem to feel a need to gather, don't they?

It is odd we have a name for what we are. We don't go around calling ourselves asantaclausists, even [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:32 PM

Re: aluminum foil

I forget which show, but I remember one of the TV chefs said you want the shiny-side out in the freezer, and in in an oven. Not sure I ever really believed that, but his (or her?) assertion was that shiny-out reflects energy, dull-out absorbs it [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:21 PM

Re: Quit College and Save Big Money

Going to college is so much more than getting a degree and getting a job. It's difficult to explain but it's a time to grow up, expand your mind, see the world in a new way, make friends, etc.

That's true, too. And I think there's [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:28 AM

Re: On one foot

When I got to 25 seconds I stopped, but could have kept going. Interesting thing I was very aware of the ankle muscles flexing to maintain balance. It wasn't a conscious thing, my body was just doing it. Almost as automatic as my heartbeat, it seems.

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:16 AM

Re: Sick of the recent news?

How will they fix that?
How do they work?


I have at best a cursory understanding. One of the interesting features is that a bit can be BOTH and 1 and a 0 at the same time. With regards to encryption it can check all possible keys [more]

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1poorguy replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 10:55 AM

Re: afterlife

Oh...this is a better rendition...he includes brewing beer and some better humor in outlining it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkp_v4pKwK8

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1poorguy replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 10:49 AM

Re: afterlife

You'll like this, Nigel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQgHds6eIJ0

It's about 9 minutes.

Starting at 5:10 he makes a great point about what Christians MUST believe [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:37 AM

Re: Sick of the recent news?

I'm not worried about the hacks for much longer. Quantum computers will fix that. Granted we're still several years from that. But all this hacking is temporary. Short-term mischief. Quantum computers will be absolutely secure (as I heard a [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:29 AM

Re: Quit College and Save Big Money

It would depend what you want to do.

You couldn't get a chemistry degree that way. Labs are an important part of that program, and you can't get that online. Ditto biology. And to a large extent physics (wanna try beta ray spectroscopy in [more]

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1poorguy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:20 AM

Re: right wing welfare

*At least TARP, IIRC, ended up being profitable for the government in the end due to all the dividends they received from the preferred stock purchases.

Surprising, but truth is truth:

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1poorguy replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 1:17 AM

Re: afterlife

FWIW, I don't worship the God you describe.

It's not the one I describe, it's the one the Bible describes. I didn't make any of that up, it's right there in those really thin pages. Exodus, Leviticus, Job, [more]

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1poorguy replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 7:50 PM

Re: remote meat sensor

As long as the meat came out OK, everything is fine. :-)

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1poorguy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 4:11 PM

"Sony should have called me"

Obama is critical about Sony's withdrawing of The Interview.

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1poorguy replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 3:58 PM

Re: remote meat sensor

That's just sooooo low-tech! :-)

Yeah, it would work. I just figured a collection of gurus would include at least one person who had found such a device (that could withstand rain, snow, ice, heat, nuclear blast, etc). ;-)

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