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Miscellaneous / Re: Religion Discussion
« on: October 01, 2013, 07:47:50 pm »
Well, I don't hate Muslims, but Islam has violent precepts at it's core. The reason why it's progressing so fast is because of that : Islam encourages the use of violence to spread itself.
One last thing : there are only a couple Nobel prices won by muslims. So the proportion of intelligent people adept of this religion is ridiculously low.

First of all, let's not turn this into a flame fest. Secondly...

a) Have you actually read the Qu'ran? It's quite a peaceful book on the whole. There are a lot of mentions of "infidels", but they're essentially defined as people who *attack* Islam. The book spends a lot of time clarifying that christians and followers of other abrahamic religions are not infidels in that sense, but merely those who have strayed from the path of God. Furthermore, the Bible itself is a religious text of Islam. Unless you want to argue that Judaism also has violent underpinnings, that's a pretty ridiculous argument to make.

b) You're calling everyone in the world's second largest religion unintelligent? Really? If I might make an alternate suggestion, perhaps the Nobel prizes don't measure the intelligence of social groups? Maybe they measure something else, like I don't know, the technological innovation of cultures?

c) Please don't use extremist organizations to define the core tenets of a religion. If you do continue to go down that route, note the Orange Volunteers, NLFT, LRA, KKK, Aleph, and Hutaree groups. Of course, this list is far from comprehensive and entirely ignores groups of other religions such as the Hindu Abhinav Bharat or the Buddhist "969 Movement".

Humour and Jokes / Re: Funny #omnimaga quotes (NSFW)
« on: September 23, 2013, 06:08:44 pm »
<Eeems>   I really don't want to be inside Richard Stallman

ASM / Re: IDA Pro
« on: September 13, 2013, 08:57:55 pm »
You would load the binary files using the z80 disassembler and relocated to either address 0x9D93 or 0x4000, depending on whether you were disassembling a regular program or an app.

TI-BASIC / Re: Weregoose's Binary Conversion
« on: September 04, 2013, 02:45:57 am »
One of my first posts here was to ask about that exact snippet of code. Here it is, in all its brilliance:

Code: [Select]

Axe / Re: Map Data Storage
« on: August 24, 2013, 10:10:40 pm »
And it would compound the issue of wearing out flash (which I've seen as only happening after over 100,000 writes, something I don't forsee happening if it only writes to flash once, at the end of each program).

Don't forget that other programs have to use that same flash. Every write you do is one less write for other people. That said, writing once per run is perfectly reasonable. Using flash as if it were RAM is not, which is the point I think shmibs was trying to make.

Humour and Jokes / Re: Invasion of the Fish
« on: July 31, 2013, 06:47:54 pm »
* AngelFish turns off Sorunome's avatar permissions as well

Humour and Jokes / Re: Invasion of the Fish
« on: July 31, 2013, 06:43:20 pm »
I will NEVER replace derpy

I'll just edit your profile a bit...

Computer Programming / Re: Best random map generating technique [lua]
« on: July 28, 2013, 07:27:52 pm »
well, i want to create a 2D minecraft like game on my ipad, it would probably be a map of 1000*50, but i wouldn't know how to create a random world, one that makes sense, with little hills and no floating blocks etc....

Unfortunately I'm on very slow internet, so I can't link in any of the many good demonstrations online, but a very common way to do this is simply to layer a bunch of 2-dimensional signals onto one another. This is the basis of perlin noise, among other things. You generate a random map of sine waves of each "octave" of noise you want and merely add all of these maps together, which will generate terrain with detail up to half the wavelength of the smallest octave.

An even simpler (conceptually, at least) method to do the same thing is to take a sample of random noise in the interval from half the wavelength of the smallest detail you want up to twice the wavelength of the largest features you want and apply an inverse fourier transform to it. This does the same thing as the previous method, but it involves fewer lines of code if you have a library to handle the IFFT.

Miscellaneous / Re: Post your desktop
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:21:59 am »
They ride forth from the dark depths of Lake Google.

Miscellaneous / Re: Post your desktop
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:13:51 am »
Finally got the windows installation on my computer fixed. I think it looks quite serene.

Spoiler For Spoiler:

This is a pretty common request from you, looking at previous posts. I personally would not help to get you past security measures enacted by other people to protect themselves. I am not sure of the legal issues involved, either. We will be keeping an eye on this topic.

EDIT: Also, the original post is rather spammish. Although the topic title essentially has all of the information, it is helpful to clarify or pose the question in your post, too.

i said my wifi network...... please read else dont spam

I think Xeda is perfectly within reason here, even ignoring the fact that she has the power and authority to delete spam topics.

On a more topical note, WPA2 is not particularly easy to attack. If it's really your wifi, it will be far easier to simply restore the settings to factory than to break the encryption.

EDIT: Didn't see the replies...

Miscellaneous / Re: Religion Discussion
« on: May 25, 2013, 02:02:06 am »
We can't go back to an original version and simply re-translate it for several reasons. Perhaps most importantly, we don't have any of the original manuscripts! The earliest writings we have of the New Testament are from the first or second century and the Old testament is largely derived from oral tradition, meaning the original sources were never even written down. Also, no one has reached a conclusion about how to interpret significant portions of the Bible. That alone accounts for many of the different sects of Christianity. Similarly, translating itself is a very error-prone process. There really AREN'T perfect translations from the various languages of the Bible into modern English.

Miscellaneous / Re: Religion Discussion
« on: May 22, 2013, 04:05:17 pm »
Also as far as I know nobody has ever seen evolution take place.

The standard response to this is that we've also never seen Pluto make a full revolution around the sun.

Miscellaneous / Re: Religion Discussion
« on: May 22, 2013, 02:37:58 pm »
A God is a lot more plausible to me, since He doesn't have to bend to the rules of physics and therefore also doesn't have to be created.

That's a distinctly unsatisfying answer from my point of view. It reduces the notion of divinity god to little more than magic simply for the sake of primordial causation.

Miscellaneous / Re: Religion Discussion
« on: May 21, 2013, 03:55:07 pm »
The thing is there are so many things that we believe in, without having actual proof for it(since that would be insane work to check everything). We just trust people.

The substantial difference between that and scientific inquiry is that for the latter, you can ostensibly go back and verify everything down to axioms if you have the desire to do so. With most other human pursuits, you cannot.

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