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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Roy Hunter » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:02 am

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Postby Roy Hunter » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:22 pm

How an Alka Seltzer behaves in zero gravity:

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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:45 am

"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
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English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:28 am

"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.

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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby daftbeaker » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:55 pm

I thought this probably belonged in serious but couldn't find a spot for it. It's a diagram from Information is Beautiful showing a rough breakdown of different versions of Islam, approximate number of followers, main locations and broad theological overview.

I really like Information is Beautiful's work but this is good even by their standards.
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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Cardinal Fang » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:51 am

It's very good.

I thought though that the Taliban were offshoots from the Wahabi/ Salafist sect rather than from a different grouping. Certainly their virulent hatred of non-muslims/ women/ gay people/ more moderate muslims/ anything later than the 12th century, is identical to the Wahabis in Saudi Arabia.

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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:04 am

Here's a cool website where you can destroy the world, or just damage it slightly.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
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-- Philip K Dick

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-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby PKMKII » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:17 pm

Cardinal Fang wrote:It's very good.

I thought though that the Taliban were offshoots from the Wahabi/ Salafist sect rather than from a different grouping. Certainly their virulent hatred of non-muslims/ women/ gay people/ more moderate muslims/ anything later than the 12th century, is identical to the Wahabis in Saudi Arabia.

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A quick wikipedia search seems to indicate that the main difference is that Wahabism is, theologically, more oriented towards originalist interpretations of Islam, going back more to the core tenets of the Quran and Hadith. The Deobandi sect that the Taliban are influenced by follow the Fiqhs more.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:11 pm

PKMKII wrote:
Cardinal Fang wrote:It's very good.

I thought though that the Taliban were offshoots from the Wahabi/ Salafist sect rather than from a different grouping. Certainly their virulent hatred of non-muslims/ women/ gay people/ more moderate muslims/ anything later than the 12th century, is identical to the Wahabis in Saudi Arabia.

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A quick wikipedia search seems to indicate that the main difference is that Wahabism is, theologically, more oriented towards originalist interpretations of Islam, going back more to the core tenets of the Quran and Hadith. The Deobandi sect that the Taliban are influenced by follow the Fiqhs more.

Yeah? Well Fiqh 'em all, I say.
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"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
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English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Roy Hunter » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:41 pm

"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
"To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ~ Thomas Paine.
"One should not believe everything one reads on the internet." ~ Abraham Lincoln.
"If you're making a political point wearing a balaclava, you're a c***. It was true for the IRA and it's true now." ~ daftbeaker.

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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Cardinal Fang » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:27 am

Trying to come up with something about that situation that isn't funny... drunk pig starts a fight with a cow.









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Re: Cool stuff found on the Interwebs

Postby Seaman Staines » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:08 am

Yeah - sort of funny but not that far fetched over here.

Here's another Australian national news story (last week) - note the brother-cousin reference. It's bad enough to be in croc infested waters retrieving shot game AT SUNSET but because your cousin-brother expected you to?.... Some lifestyle choice that is.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-20/g ... er/5757730
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