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by Anaximander Thales
Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The population.
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: The population.

Anyway, often it is the case in third world Africa and Asia that more than one child is needed (to help work). It would just lower their standard of living further to enforce limits on them. You are correct, but let's not forget why they tend to need so many children to help out. It pertains to the...
by Anaximander Thales
Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No operations for smokers!
Replies: 70
Views: 12114

Re: No operations for smokers!

... refuse treatment ... as they stand less chance of recovering after an operation. I don't think this is fair at all. When do the obese get singled out? When do the drug addicts get singled out? What about people who work in coal mines? What about people who have recurring cancer -- due to some o...
by Anaximander Thales
Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay Noob
Replies: 30
Views: 4382

Re: Ebay Noob

The result of ... sniping of course is that it avoids the bidding wars... Do you think that this last second bidding is ethical? Should the auction sites perhaps extend the auction period slightly when there are bids placed in the last few seconds? Ethical, sure -- is it fun for the people that los...
by Anaximander Thales
Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay Noob
Replies: 30
Views: 4382

Re: Ebay Noob

I don't bid to often on ebay, but I've only been snipped once -- I'll tell a bit about that in a second. I've found that if I make my bid up to the point I'm willing to pay, I don't get snipped as often. This means that you really need to make your decision before you even place the bid. I research ...
by Anaximander Thales
Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linux
Replies: 17
Views: 3227

Re: Linux

It's not Virtual PC that doesn't support Linux, it's that Linux doesn't support Virtual PC. Specifically, it is the dropped PS/2 mouse support (which was rather recent and ignorant of them -- alot of distros did it apparently, it might even be the kernel) and how Linux by default lamely uses 24 bit...
by Anaximander Thales
Thu May 17, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HD-DVD key released Fiasco?
Replies: 12
Views: 2082

Re: HD-DVD key released Fiasco?

In the wake of the fiasco, AACS-LA revoked the key. Boing Boing has an article for it, which links to an Engadget.com article. The revokation of the key means that any dvd player that was purchased that has the old key will not be able to play new -- legally purchased -- dvds until it is patched to ...
by Anaximander Thales
Tue May 08, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18646

Re: Global warming (Climate change)

Two recent news articles: <clipped and source watched> People need to get their priorities straight, yeah we have to take care of the planet, but people are more important. If people would concern themselves with their morals more than the planet, this entire nation would be better off, the world w...
by Anaximander Thales
Thu May 03, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HD-DVD key released Fiasco?
Replies: 12
Views: 2082

Re: 09 f9 11 02 9d 74 e3 5b d8 41 56 c5 63 56 88 c0 Fiasco?

Why do you think I'm not getting Windows Vista? Just because it's bloated, ugly, has those annoying security prompts, and will take all the system resources away from my games and programs? You forgot the fact that Vista will prevent you playing any HD movie or SACD across a digital channel or on y...
by Anaximander Thales
Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18646

Re: Global warming (Climate change)

I don't see death as an end nor a bad thing. I see it as an opportunity for something new to occur. I guess one way to answer that question would be: If there are no more people, there would be less suffering from our own doing - pollution as an example. No people = no pollution = less suffering + ...
by Anaximander Thales
Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18646

Re: Global warming (Climate change)

...the maker of the film still uses 20x the average american in his personal house and refuses to go by his standards that he set for people... Hmmm? If you happened to have looked at my post a little earlier you'd see a very good explanation. I'm not going to repost, it's on the second page -- the...
by Anaximander Thales
Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18646

Re: Global warming (Climate change)

Okay -- well, NRSP (Natural Resources Stewardship Project) , which is headed by Tom Harris -- the writer of your first article -- is backed by Energy Lobbyists. I'm pretty sure the Energy companies that rely on fossil fuels don't want Global Warming to be seen as a man-made problem. Oh, and isn't To...
by Anaximander Thales
Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18646

Re:

You sound like a greenpeace activist. This moves your argument along by what means?? solar and dam cannot produce the amount of energy we require....nuclear can. Okay -- give me a source. Here's an article that lists advantages, disadvantages, and several different types of solar capturing device. ...
by Anaximander Thales
Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: PhpBB Forum Editors
Replies: 10
Views: 511

mcdanielnc89 wrote: ok, wha tthe heck would i upload the files with then once i have them edited.. lool... that's all i've ever used...

Then you'll need an FTP program -- there's all kinds of free ones, plus IE can act as an FTP client also (ftp://ftp.yoursite.com).
by Anaximander Thales
Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: PhpBB Forum Editors
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Umm -- if the idea is to get frontpage out, then don't use frontpage or dreamweaver for anything. Don't even use it to paste the code in. As battye said, Frontpage, Dreamweaver and the other WYSIWYG programs out there put in extra code that sometimes isn't necessary and usually always causes confusi...
by Anaximander Thales
Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18646

Nuclear energy is the solution? What do we do with the spent fuel rods? Under current plans, the plant itself stores, in huge water tanks, the spent fuel for 10 years after they pull it, and then it is placed into a container for burial someplace else. Unfortunately, people aren't real pleased with ...

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