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Einstein Letter Critical of Religion To Be Auctioned On EBay

raahul_da_man Re:Church and Einstein (414 comments)

"Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth."

Einstein was wrong about this one, if it is in fact an authentic Einstein quote. Can someone please verify for me?
The Catholic and Protestant Churches supported both Nazism and Fascism.

On the Protestant side:

European Protestantism bore the fierce impress of Martin Luther, whose 1543 tract On the Jews and Their Lies was a principal inspiration for Mein Kampf. In addition to his anti-Semitism, Luther was also a fervent authoritarian. Against the Robbing and Murdering Peasants, his vituperative commentary on a contemporary rebellion, contributed to the deaths of perhaps 100,000 Christians and helped to lay the groundwork for an increasingly severe Germo-Christian autocracy.

On the Catholic:

The Lateran Treaty of 1929 was when the Catholic Church threw its full formal support behind Mussolini. Of course, there had been longstanding informal support long before this, but this is the formal document that the Church cannot deny! It is a impossibility to win power in heavily Christian countries like Italy and Germany were in the 1920's without the active support of the church.

about 2 years ago
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As Gas Prices Soar So Does City Biking

raahul_da_man Biking worth it for the health benefits alone (342 comments)

I've also recently bought a hybrid bicycle. Why should I pay $100 a week for a gym membership just to get my cardio up? Riding a bike gets me to work, gets me fit, gets my heart rate up and is good for the environmnet. Good for my wallet, good for my health!

about 2 years ago
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Are Folding Containers the Future of Shipping?

raahul_da_man Other folding container designs (188 comments)

While this company's idea is interesting, it is still two years away from even being approved for commercial use. There are at least two competitors with easier, simpler to use technology:

Indian Shipping Company

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV-R5jlf6bQ&feature=related

Dutch variant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHlTrOVv9gs&feature=related

The problem, so many shipping containers just pilling up unused in the Western world, and forcing the creation of countless new containers in Asia, is certainly worth solving. But so many companies have tried and failed before. For my money, the Indian or Dutch version seems that more likely to win out. India has far lower steel costs, and is at the centre of shipping between Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.

more than 2 years ago
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Samba Adopts GPLv3 For Future Releases

raahul_da_man Excellent work (219 comments)

There was a lot of doomsaying as to how the GPL V 3 would never be adopted, most unexpectedly by Linus, and also by the normal suspects in spreading FUD. It is good to see that
the FSF and Stallman have finally addressed patent issues and prevented tivoization. As a major project like Samba has adopted this, many other projects will probably also follow suit. It becomes harder and harder to stay GPL v 2 if the entire body of software is V3. Linus may have stated that the kernel won't have V3, but increasingly that will lead to the kernel being unable to incorporate the latest patches from others.

about 7 years ago

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War on Drugs

raahul_da_man raahul_da_man writes  |  about 2 years ago

raahul_da_man writes "[Quote]
Have been very interested in this prohibition issue for the last 6 months — I think it is a major injustice.
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The above is a direct quote from the webartist.

The uncanny parallels between alcohol Prohibition and the ‘war on drugs’. why is a failed idea still the only way to proceed?"

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Biomimicry Comics

raahul_da_man raahul_da_man writes  |  more than 2 years ago

raahul_da_man (469058) writes "Trees build themselves from thin air. Their trunks are almost entirely made from the carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen which draft past them in the breeze. Can we learn to copy their engineering secrets? This question is answered in a 28 page comic by Australian cartoonist Stuart McMillen."
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