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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Explain To a Coworker That He Writes Bad Code?

mbrod You paying him? (683 comments)

Unless you are the one paying this guy it ain't your problem dude.

about a year and a half ago

North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket

mbrod Re:Why would they stop developing weaponry? (384 comments)

If you examine multiple sources, the primary being Marx's letters to Engles. You see the German state was moving more and more in the direction of creating a "Christian" state. Marx and others talked about the Jewish population thinking, if they are going to make a Christion state, we should get a Jewish state. Germany wanted only a Christian state and used that motivation to eliminate the need for a Jewish one. One of many factors but just saying they got rid of them them because they were them is not accurate. Humans don't just do anything just to do it. There is always always something that is motivating them.

about 2 years ago

How To Use a Linux Virtual Private Server

mbrod Re:n00b (303 comments)

That used to be the case but I just did my laptop and it went flawlessly. So I think it has improved.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

mbrod Everyone knows the issue (1154 comments)

It's the developer tools stupid. Efforts need to focus there. They need to be designed and Engineered. Not just coded.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

mbrod Re:Universal Installer (1154 comments)

Tarball isn't an installer format. Try again.

about 2 years ago

Earth's Corner of the Galaxy Just Got a Little Lonelier

mbrod Advertising (224 comments)

Could be that they are hiding the habitable world. If I had neighbors like us thinking of visiting, I would.

about 2 years ago

Debate Over Evolution Will Soon Be History, Says Leakey

mbrod Re:Lips? (1226 comments)

Men and women have faults, does God as well?

The quote I posted was from the Qur'an.

We see slow ongoing changes in the fossil record but there is no shortage of "flood" events. Where we see rapid change as well. Many species becoming extinct and rapid changes in others.

Evolution is one chapter in the book of life, it is not the whole story.

The logic of "Genesis didn't tell us about this" is weak. What do people expect to be told about their origins by the Creator?

more than 2 years ago

Debate Over Evolution Will Soon Be History, Says Leakey

mbrod Lips? (1226 comments)

It's not covered by Genesis. There's no explanation for this change going back 500 million years in any book I've read from the lips of any God.

[6.6] Do they not consider how many a generation We have destroyed before them, whom We had established in the earth as We have not established you, and We sent the clouds pouring rain on them in abundance, and We made the rivers to flow beneath them, then We destroyed them on account of their faults and raised up after them another generation.

Guess he was reading the wrong books. And BTW God doesn't have lips, He is the Creator of lips.

more than 2 years ago

Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

mbrod Re:Why so scared? (1108 comments)

If you (or anyone, for that matter) have a valid hypothesis worth study, then by all means bring it up! Any real scientist worth their salt would jump at the opportunity to explore a heretofore unknown theory.

Laughable. Science today is about getting funding for the next project. Going on an adventure to explore unknown theories is a fairy tale.

about 2 years ago

NSA Chief Denies Claims of Domestic Spying

mbrod Re:Wut? (149 comments)

All modern governments do. Administrations are more likely to be attacked and overthrown by their own citizens than from other countries. Same as it ever was.

more than 2 years ago

New Horizons: One Billion Miles From Pluto

mbrod Re:You are here (135 comments)

La illaha.

There is no God.

There is no God in creation because he is the Creator of creation and there is nothing like Him. He created existence, time and space.

La illaha il illah,

There is no God, but God.

There is nothing in this Universe able to create (la illaha). So look for the One that does create.

more than 2 years ago

Multicellular Life Evolves In Months, In a Lab

mbrod Re:Huh? (285 comments)

Keep reading noob: "By culturing only the cells that sank, they selected for those that stick together." They picked the ones on the bottom. Respect your elders.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Can You Do About SOPA and PIPA?

mbrod Re:Spread the word (1002 comments)

I think this is accurate for Wikipedia and many other sites. The people with the deepest pockets and best lawyers would control what is on the Internet. U.S. Congress's undying support of the 1% in action.

more than 2 years ago

Multicellular Life Evolves In Months, In a Lab

mbrod Huh? (285 comments)

So human beings picking the winners is evolution but God picking them is crazy talk?

more than 2 years ago

BASF Moves GM Plant Research From Europe To US

mbrod Wow, 123 Jobs!!! (288 comments)

30 years of Conservative ideology has finally paid off.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Transitioning From Developer To Executive?

mbrod Re:Micromanage or you will be disappointed (229 comments)

Get the developers estimate of the time it will take, then double it. Unless they are a contractor, then you need to try and cut it in half.

more than 2 years ago

Should Composting Be Mandatory In US Cities?

mbrod Not mandatory but at least encouraged. (861 comments)

I always wondered why they didn't simply implement a program where compostable materials go in brown plastic bags instead of black ones. Then the firms (public or private) can easily compost it. Also individuals with a compost pile looking for some extra organic material to add to their pile can just go pick up brown bags on trash day from people if they want more material.

more than 2 years ago

OPERA Group Repeats Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results

mbrod Vacuum? (442 comments)

From the BBC article: "The idea that nothing can exceed the speed of light in a vacuum forms a cornerstone in physics", I wonder why they highlight in a vacuum here when this test was not in a vacuum it was through rock. Bad writing I guess.

more than 2 years ago

Why Do So Many College Science Majors Drop Out?

mbrod Money (841 comments)

Institutions of higher learning in the United States are about making money, not graduating people. Everyone who has been there knows this.

more than 2 years ago


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mbrod mbrod writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Seemed to be getting run down with doing the same ole, same ole for quite some time. Even sinking into a little depression.

However things seemed to have looked up the last few days:

  • My wife got her school stuff in order and knows now she is accepted and can start college for nursing.
  • Found out the house I am want to buy is all set now for me to do that.
  • Work has approval for a large project for the next couple years, which should keep me employed (as a developer things are always a little shaky)
  • Going to go meet a brother my friend Hisham knows tomorrow who is another convert and does development for the sake of Islam.
  • Found out my student funding is straitened out for my schooling, which relieves a lot of stress on me.
  • And last but not least Phil Mickelson shot a 59 to win the grand slam of golf.

November 24th, 2004 will be remembered by me as a good day!

All thanks to God for the blessings.


mbrod mbrod writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Added Islamia Principia as my homepage in my user listing. I am the Editor-in-Chief and founder of this foundation. Finally got enough content on it to be presentable (mildly presentable) so thought what the heck, add it to my prof.


mbrod mbrod writes  |  more than 11 years ago

19 days into the war with Iraq and having completely overdosed on news about it thought it a good time to write an entry in the journal.

Taking in solid doses from as many sides of the fence as I can find a few primary perspectives have emerged.

On one side you have the neo-cons (Conservatives) who are right inline with the President. They can barely contain themselves, so overly exuberant that American and Coalition/UK might is storming along as they predicted.

Then there are the middle of the roaders in the US. They are now saying they support the war due to the fact they don't want anything to happen to the troops over there and the propaganda coming out about how tortuous and evil Hussein was/is. (sure it might be true but it isn't being reported for purposes of winning a grammy if you know what I mean). The thought of a free democratic Iraq without Hussein is starting to sink into them and they are not as anti-war as they once were. Well still somewhat skeptical they _hope_ and _hope_ this leads to a brighter tomorrow for the Iraqis. They certainly deserve it.

The other group is the rest of the 5 1/2 billion people on the planet. They wonder why this 100 to 200 billion dollara (or more) wasn't spent to help fight disease, help build infrastructure in third world countries, or maybe why it wasn't spent more on the citizens of the US that needed it. After all it is their tax dollars that are paying for it. They wonder where this will stop. They have hinted at continuing on through Iran, Syria, maybe North Korea thrown in there too, then after that who knows. This must at least be on the minds of the rulers of these countries.

Is all of this a good thing? Will it free the Iraqi people? First it was to allow inspectors back in, then a little of the "to stop terrorism" call, then it was to hand over weapons of mass destruction then it was invasion to rid of weapons of of mass destruction and now that none are found and they very well mey be found, now that none are found it is for Iraqi freedom!!!. They certainly deserve a free country don't get me wrong, everyone human being does I believe. So there are a LOT of countries out there that are not very free. Some much less so than Iraq. Who is next? It is the fact this question may even be asked that is making this world a more dangerous place than it was before or has to be IMHO.

Do you think video of Americans kicking down doors in Iraq, pulling the family out and holding guns in the face of 8 year old girls is going to win the hearts, minds and philosophical discussions in the Middle East and the rest of the world to sway the neo-cons way?

Every foreign policy action can have a unequal and opposite reaction of the intent that haunts years later. We have seen this all to many times and for sure will see it in one form or another in the future.

Before us I can invision a full spectrum of possibilities for the future from this conflict. If the future holds true to what patterns we have seen in history it will likely be unlike anything we imagine.

However, that being said I can still pray there is as little more suffering as possible for the innocents on both sides and may God's peace and blessings rain down upon all people who strive to do good, insh'Allah.


mbrod mbrod writes  |  more than 11 years ago

This is the first entry in my journal and basically just a test (like it isn't going to work :-p).

Anyway found a cool site tonight for publishing -

Now if I just finish my book (haha) I may possibly use them to publish it. T'will see.

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