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Pope says evolution doesn't mean there's no God

Noxal No shit (1 comments)

Atheism and evolution have absolutely nothing to do with each other. Atheism = rejection of someone saying "There's a god". Evolution = biological change over time and stuff. There is no overlap. There are atheistic evolution deniers as well as those that accept evolution and are theistic.

about a month ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

Noxal Re: Time for a revolution (424 comments)

Germany's current government seems pretty damn good if you ask me.

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Noxal Re:This is a Good Thing (tm) (558 comments)

Apple and Google aren't managing our money. They're just giving us another option for how to hand it to people we're already doing business with

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Noxal Re:No thanks. (558 comments)

Good to know...

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Noxal Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

7)Not all credit cards have 15-20% interest rate. My Visa Platinum with a $10,000 limit is only 8.9%.

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Noxal Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

No it is not. Disputing a credit charge and dealing with a bullshit checking account withdrawal are just so different. With the latter your money is already gone and you may never see it again, where with the former you're not out anything but the reduction in your available credit while the dispute processes.

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Noxal Good luck with that. (558 comments)

CurrentC seems way too involved for most people to ever give a shit about.

about a month ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

Noxal Re: Time for a revolution (424 comments)

Bad government is bad for all of us.

about a month ago
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AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards On New iPads

Noxal Re: Non-story? (112 comments)

But it IS reality with every other carrier mentioned above who doesn't do this shit.

about a month ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

Noxal Re:I'm still waiting... (161 comments)

You don't find the idea of fertilizing an egg just so you can harvest the embryo creepy, and morally dubious?

No. Not in the slightest.

about a month ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Noxal Re:Moral Imperialism (475 comments)

In the mind of the pedophile they all serve the same purpose: to arouse lust towards children. I don't think stimulating sexual lust towards children is something society finds acceptable.

I don't know about you but I would very much prefer that a pedophile sate his or her urges with fictitious material than to actually molest children or add to the actual child pornography market.

about a month ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Noxal Re::%s/Teslas/Leafs/ (294 comments)

Tesla makes a DAMN fine automobile

The dealers are not what they seem

about a month ago
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Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

Noxal I'm really glad I'm gay (482 comments)

This shit just isn't an issue for me. ;>

about 1 month ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Noxal Re: I never thought I'd say this... (353 comments)

Why shouldn't we subsidize internet service, at least for people that otherwise couldn't afford it?

about 2 months ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Noxal Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

I want a Rat Thing

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Noxal Re:I like... (643 comments)

The squad cars at the police department for which I work all have solid metal DVRs. You need a key to access SD cards. The same concept should be able to work for wearable cameras, just use lightweight metals or durable plastics or whatever. Make them tamper-proof.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?

Noxal Eames lounge (154 comments)

Pick up an Eames lounge chair and ottoman. Yes it's expensive. Yes it's worth it. You'll thank me later.

about 3 months ago
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How Apple Can Take Its Headphones To the Next Level

Noxal Whatever. (196 comments)

They'll still fall out of my ear and sound like shit when they don't.

about 5 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution

Noxal Re:Awesome! (276 comments)

You might want to go back to like 3rd grade civics where you learn about the separate branches of government.

about 4 months ago

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Alternative to WordPerfect for merging lists with word processing documents?

Noxal Noxal writes  |  about 6 months ago

Noxal (816780) writes "At my workplace we use the latest WordPerfect version for Linux to merge data into word processing templates, basically form letters with a letterhead that plugs in names, addresses, and any other custom data that might be necessary.

Unfortunately that latest WordPerfect version is from 1998 and it's getting to be quite a hassle to deal with. We've not had any luck finding an alternative though.

Requirements: Must be entirely Linux compatible (CentOS). Must be entirely command line based (we could have a graphical environment set up if necessary, but everything would still have to be handled over ssh or rsh). Must be able to pass a word processing document and a CSV (or similar) file to a program and have the program output the document with the data in the CSV file filled in and then print it via lp/CUPS. End users would also have to be able to easily edit the template documents.

Open/Libreoffice doesn't seem to be able to do this headless/automated, but I may be wrong. We do use LibreOffice almost exclusively, so finding a solution that uses LibreOffice in an automated fashion would be fantastic."

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