Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent. Full Story

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161304 Mar 19, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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They had a show on that global consciousness thing a year or so ago. Might have been Through the Wormhole.
It was funny when the guy was pointing to the upticks in Internet activity that were supposed to be happening before the events.
They were actually after the events. But he was just kind of waving his finger around and the camera didn't stay on them very long.
I liked that the show had some of the more out there ideas, but they also had some outright quacks, too.
Was it "What the Bleep Do We Know?"

They had the nerve to call that'n a documentary.

THAT WAS NOT A DOCUMENTARY!

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161305 Mar 19, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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I have heard of redneck but never tried it. It looks like fun.
It's a hoot.

Wish they'd bring it back... fer sum resun.

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161306 Mar 19, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
It is funny all this talk about OSs and not one good word about windwows.
If Windoze wurks fer sumwun, then Hukt is happy fer 'em.

Hukt, when messin wid Windoze, always ends up work'n fer Windoze instead.

“Nothing can stop, This Pony..”

Since: Dec 10

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#161307 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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If Windoze wurks fer sumwun, then Hukt is happy fer 'em.
Hukt, when messin wid Windoze, always ends up work'n fer Windoze instead.
lol Do you play in the window, or work for Bill, maybe you mean your friends make you repair their rotten windows.
Prolly... Because you sound like most winder user woes when they say ....pimp my window!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#161308 Mar 20, 2013
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/like...

Jesus has returned! Who wants to bet Dave will fall for this story?

LMFAO!
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0 /ab60c728-908f-11e2-a456-00144 feabdc0.html#axzz2O1mRY9mN
This is what you get into when clicking ads on sites that give away free porn to attract you. Some of them may even have exclusive sex vacations in foreign countries, or dates with foreign born people of your age and sex preference.
Not mentioning any names, but we have a young poster on here that is semi-retired from doing that. Giving away free porn for ad clicks.
The regulars know who it is.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161309 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
<quoted text>Was it "What the Bleep Do We Know?"

They had the nerve to call that'n a documentary.

THAT WAS NOT A DOCUMENTARY!
I'm pretty sure it was Wormhole.

I think I've only seen one What the Bleep.

I don't have cable anymore.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161310 Mar 20, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Two words that don't belong in the same sentence: Jacuzzi and diarrhoea.
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You mean like this?

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#161311 Mar 20, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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You mean like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =sOJMV6i3bjMXX
I'll see your cute girl and raise you a hippo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161312 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Was it "What the Bleep Do We Know?"
They had the nerve to call that'n a documentary.
THAT WAS NOT A DOCUMENTARY!
I don't think it was that. I just looked it up online to refresh my memory.
It lost me at the part where the shaman couldn't see ships because nobody had ever seen ships before. He saw the ripples, but no ships.
That is patently absurd. If that were the case, we would never be able to see anything we'd never seen before, which means we'd never see anything since we never saw anything before we were born.
Some of the quantum paradoxes were interesting, but they stepped way out of line with reality in too many parts.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161313 Mar 20, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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I'll see your cute girl and raise you a hippo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hfX8NIKH-qMXX&feature=end screen
Ewwww.

Although, I think the girl let just about as much go.

“Nothing can stop, This Pony..”

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#161314 Mar 20, 2013
Don't drink that muddy water!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#161315 Mar 20, 2013
That's a routine incident in Dave's jacuzzi... Minus the cute chicks. Same concept but with a George Burns look alike soiling the water.
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =sOJMV6i3bjMXX
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#161316 Mar 20, 2013
Once I was drinking by a densely packed hippo pool in the Serengeti. This, we were assured, is totally safe until the sun sets.

All was quiet until one of the hippos dumped on another, then carnage broke out for a couple of minutes. You end up betting on when it is next going to go Pete Tong. It's an adorable way to pass an afternoon.
River Tam wrote:
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I'll see your cute girl and raise you a hippo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hfX8NIKH-qMXX&feature=end screen

“Nothing can stop, This Pony..”

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#161317 Mar 20, 2013
Ha ha ha the assault weapons ban is out, but arresting little boys with pop tart guns are in.
Freaking lunatic teachers!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/w...

Thank god he didn't have a banana , he could have done serious damage with that!

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161318 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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No... did not know that.
What do they do... besides never get rebooted?
"In New York City’s subway system, for instance, the travelers who gain entrance by swiping their MetroCards over 5 million times each weekday do so with the assistance of IBM’s theoretically defunct software.

"Oh, and another thing: OS/2, Waldhauer, says, doesn’t crash. It’ll run for a decade without requiring rebooting.

Waldhauer says the checkout systems at Safeway supermarkets still run OS/2. So do certain ATMs, although big banks have largely moved on to Windows. A company called Serenity Systems International sells an operating system called eComStation that’s a licensed, updated version of OS/2, giving users the option of buying a piece of software that’s extant and supported.

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/04/02/25-years-...
"

http://techland.time.com/2012/04/02/25-years-...

Much longer article on OS/2 by Time.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#161319 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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The speed light travels is *observed* to be absolute.
Is that better?
There is no way you can "observe" such travel accurately.

Even with the most carefully calibrated electronic detectors you have the issue of time lag within the devices, and you would need one really long straight vacuum tunnel, which would not curve around the earth because it is straight, in order to get a good handle on it.

Temperature, resistance, capacitance, induction, and the gravity field play real important parts in the measuring of such speed.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#161320 Mar 20, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
It is funny all this talk about OSs and not one good word about windwows.
We can talk windows.

Sliders? Double hung? Single hung? Awning? Casement? Picture? Low e? Lowe 2? Low e3? Single pane? Double pane? Triple pane? Laminated? Argon? Xenon? Neon? Krypton?

Pick your poison.

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#161321 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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I'm gonna have to say...
When the energy that was once a traveling photon is “bound up” in an “excited” atom... or electron... or whatever. The “whatever” wants to “get rid” of the excess energy... and send it on its way... as a new photon >>> absorption/emission.
Think of it, and I apologize for this, sort of like pushing air into a balloon.
What does the balloon “want” to do with the air?
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You don't need to be told that I'm no physicist. My lexicon doesn't include much of the “lingo” required to convey these abstract ideas properly and completely. However... I've been told that I have a “knack” for interpreting *some* of them at a level that's acceptable to both, the expert, and the layman.
Whether that's true or not, I'm not sure... but, it feels good to to be told so... especially by an expert... and I've pestered several.
Poly's awesome... definitely far and beyond anything Hukt is ever gonna amount to when it comes to knowing this stuff. I'll go out on a limb and say that Poly has the opposite problem. He normally deals with experts, and those that will become experts, on a collegiate/university level... and probably performs research of his own (you'll have to ask him to be sure).
What I'm trying to say is, depending on what kind of answer you're looking for, I may not be the one to ask.
As long as you understand that, I'm happy to *try* and provide one.
It helps to have a person like Poly around to point out and correct mistakes and erroneous info. Aerobatty, Ooogah, and several others are also worthy of mention in that regard. Bit Twiddler's another, a European version of Poly, whom it would be a crime to not mention... haven't seen him in a while.
Then there's Dave...
Aheemmm!
(Just fuggin with ya, Dave.)
As far as what we're now discussing, I'm pretty sure I'm correct... as it's something I work with almost on a daily basis >>> Optical density (AKA: Absorbance) as it pertains to optical fiber and the item of equipment that was mentioned a day or two ago >>> an OTDR.
I'll shut up...
...now.
Dude....

That's was a lot of typing to say "I don't know".

LOL

Poly? When is light not moving?

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#161322 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Thank you, RR.
Apologies for calling you agnostic... even though, technically..........
=)
Thanks for the link too!
That's great.

But I'm not gonna hug you.

:)

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#161323 Mar 20, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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I have heard of redneck but never tried it. It looks like fun.
Ha !

You have no idea....

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