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  1. fool

    The Holocaust? Fact or Fiction?

    I brought the dome of the rock up because its existence was the first thing that came to mind when I read tealeafs comment about Jerusalem’s lack of religious significance to Palestinians.
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    Do you trust anyone?

    as long as they don’t say “trust me”.
  3. OT, Most of the times I see an obvious typo, I ignore it. If the error or errors make it difficult to make sense of a post, I may well discount the post or, if it realy irks me, post a correction. But Pico 1180, "never delay the inedible" is sheer genius. Lewis Carroll couldn't have said it better, Spike Milligan would have been proud. Sir I salute you. On topic, Further to what ddrueding and pico just posted, In order to mature into a well balanced, happy and productive member of society*, I reckon its absolutely essential to make mistakes and bad choices as a child. Otherwise what experience would one have of dealing with and recovering from the consequences of those errors? * If there must be “a point” to childhood then this is surely it. I must admit I hate the Idea of childhood having a point, its so bloody unromantic. Mind you, that probably just means I don’t know enough about human development, seeing as how, back when I was studying physics the second most common question I was asked when people found out was “don’t you find the world a far dryer, duller place if when you look at a rainbow all you see is the scattering of light through a bunch of water vapour?”, to which my answer was always “Its even more beautiful when you understand a little more about what’s going on”. By the same token I guess that if I really understood people then finding a point to childhood would, for me, be an exhilarating discovery.
  4. JTR I'm gonna have to wait until I've a little more time to pick that one apart, For now though, and paraphrasing shamefully, Better to just enjoy being young with no strings attached, because up until the time you finish school your sole purpose in life is to prepare yourself for the real world by concentrating on school work. Surely some contradiction?
  5. I give it six months. Damn, I wish I wasn't so cynical. It would be so cool if this time a middle eastern peace process actually worked. But I can't help feeling that sooner or later one of the many exteremists will kill someone in a very public way, and either or both the Israeli or/and the Palestineian leaderships will react with tanks or suicide bombers.
  6. fool

    The Holocaust? Fact or Fiction?

    a minor quibble I'm sure, but most of the land purchased buy members of the Zionist movement prior to WW2 was bought from well to do absentee Arab landlords.
  7. Microdirect Have got LSI stuff in the uk
  8. fool

    The Holocaust? Fact or Fiction?

    Ever heard of the dome of the rock?
  9. fool

    The Holocaust? Fact or Fiction?

    Whoever wrote that review must have read a different book. I shan’t go into detail until I’ve had a chance to reread the thing but my general recollection of the book was that it was remarkably non-partisan. What I found particularly illuminating was the breadth of historical context BM provided. The one point I do however feel fully confident of making, is that the book is far too subtle in its arguments for its (the authors) thesis to be dismissed as “basically” anything.
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    telephones: fact or fiction

    glad you both liked it
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    telephones: fact or fiction

    If the phone is on the desk then it exists. If however the phone is with a cat in a box in one of the desk drawers then, while the phone will still exist, the electrons in its circuitry will be in a state of quantum superposition, this means that there will and will not be a voltage across its terminals. Only when the drawer is open will the superposition collapse to a discrete state. If you replace your phone with a cordless model, but keep the base station in the desk, then, with the proper meditation, probably a little medication and possibly the right brand of cat food, its should be possible to use the phone whilst maintaining the state of superposition until such time as you wish to collapse it. This way the line is simultaneously engaged to telesales and available to available young blondes. Of course, if your karma isn’t quite up to snuff, you may find yourself in the unenviable position of receiving only calls about double glazing and insurance while hundreds of models wonder why your line is always busy.
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    The Holocaust? Fact or Fiction?

    Blah305 See if you can find yourself a copy of Righteous Victims by Benny Morris. I think you’ll find it interesting. (and useful if you do write a paper on this)
  13. fool

    WD Raptors RAID 0

    and how does someone get there in only eight posts?
  14. fool

    WD Raptors RAID 0

    get ready to duck
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    AMD Athlon Processors

    If you want a computer that is will be seen and not heard then Check this place out.
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    Proof of God's Existence

    Oh shi , I'm gonna call that one a typo
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    Proof of God's Existence

    Um Warmonger, 1 is an exact factor of 2, not a multiple However, Balding Ape, p=2 a=1 1^2=1 "Now divide the above calculated number by p and compute the remainder." 2/1= 0 remainder 1 or have I gone nuts?
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    Looking for a IGP/MCP-T Mobo

    I think that part of the price difference will be due to the inclusion of gigabit lan .
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    Looking for a IGP/MCP-T Mobo

    "Gigabyte doesnt make any motherboards at all, based on nvidia chipsets, never has." Um, have a quick look at gigabyte the chipsets, they are a changing.
  20. Whats so special about my forty fourth birthday? [/PARANOIA] and wouldn't a younger body be of greater medical use.
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    Proof of God's Existence

    Come on Bill, your not that old
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    Proof of God's Existence

    Of course just after I posted the above I realised that since its the earth that turns once daily, the suns gravitational pull is also on a daily cycle (slaps forehead in wonder at the stupidity of self) I think I should probably get some sleep now, but when I wake up I’m gonna do the numbers.
  23. fool

    Proof of God's Existence

    lets see now, f equals minus big G m one m two over the square of the separation of the two masses centre of gravity. G is 6.672*10^-11 Nm^2kg-2, Hang on Trick question, the earth completes an obit of the sun once a year. But spins through 360 degrees ever day. So both the sun and moons gravity have an effect, but the tidal effect of the moon is on a daily cycle so that’s the one we notice.
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    We should rename Iraq

    New Texas, Con, will piss off all the new Texans. Pro, Gives a slim chance that shrub will be able to pronounce and possibly even spell it correctly.
  25. Somehow I don't think I'll care what happens to the cadaver.