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by Ronja
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: German city dumping OpenOffice for Microsoft
Replies: 84
Views: 3196

Re: German city dumping OpenOffice for Microsoft

Pord, is that (a younger) you? Do you have problems with neck pain? ('cause that photo presents an ergonomic nightmare...)
by Ronja
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)
Replies: 838
Views: 108748

Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Did I already mention that our family has fairly recently started the semi-mammoth task of reading aloud all of Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series (15 books thus far, some coauthored with Larry Dixon)? We have thus far finished The Black Gryphon and The White Gryphon and got started on The Silver Gry...
by Ronja
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Atheism & Religion
Topic: Number of Protestant Americans Is in Steep Decline
Replies: 42
Views: 1332

Re: Number of Protestant Americans Is in Steep Decline

Nearly one in five Americans say they are atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular.” This is a significant jump from only five years ago, when adults who claimed “no religion” made up about 15 percent of the population. It is a seismic shift from 40 years ago, when about 7 percent of American ad...
by Ronja
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: Pay what you want for 6 (+2) SciFi books, DRM-free
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Pay what you want for 6 (+2) SciFi books, DRM-free

Are they any good though? Speedy review needed! Each book's beginning is presented at the site for free perusal before one has to decide. I read the whole beginning of the book that interested me most (tennish chapters, would perhaps have been 30-35 pages in a paperback - some of the chapters were ...
by Ronja
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: Pay what you want for 6 (+2) SciFi books, DRM-free
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Pay what you want for 6 (+2) SciFi books, DRM-free

13 days 3 hours and a bit left of the offer. Go to

http://www.humblebundle.com/

to be amazed.


I cannot resit pointing out that we Linux users have been the most generous bunch thus far. :razzle:
by Ronja
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Stage & Screen
Topic: What Are You Watching Now?
Replies: 758
Views: 79088

Re: What Are You Watching Now?

Hunh. I love Branagh's Wallander. And that's saying something, because I can't stand Branagh. (Gotta remember to DL the rest of Game of Thrones for my BFF.) Swedish is such a pretty language, too. Any tips on where to begin? Would any of these do? http://www.onlineswedish.com/main.php http://www.pe...
by Ronja
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: 20 years today-- Sinead and the Pope's picture.
Replies: 35
Views: 2218

Re: 20 years today-- Sinead and the Pope's picture.

I have nothing against anyone being religious, as long as they keep it strictly private, i.e. do not do any healing prayers in a public school classroom full of kids (this happened in the primary school where our kids go, though not in either's own class) and do not require that any laws are based o...
by Ronja
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Atheism & Religion
Topic: Tero's Atheist Ramblings
Replies: 560
Views: 48366

Re: Tero's Atheist Ramblings

Tero wrote:Brights forum discussion of Finnish church tax, which is 1% on imcome.
http://www.the-brights.net/forums/forum ... topic=1818
:bwaha: I have LOTS more years by now outside the church (= without that tax) than as a tax-paying member :bwaha:
by Ronja
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General Serious Discussion & Philosophy
Topic: Facebook: private info vs. birthday cards (!)
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: Facebook: private info vs. birthday cards (!)

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I ignore apps for the most part. Especially the ones that will "post on your behalf." It's not my behalf, it's using my name to make my friends think I'm crazy about something and being obnoxious about posting the same shit over and over again. Not going to happen.
. :this:
by Ronja
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: 20 years today-- Sinead and the Pope's picture.
Replies: 35
Views: 2218

Re: 20 years today-- Sinead and the Pope's picture.

The odd thing is, she's still a firm "believer". In her eyes, it's just the church organisation that's all wrong. Now that is fascinating... You wouldn't happen to have a link to a long, in-depth interview or something about her views of faith vs. church? I used to be a believer who was critical of...
by Ronja
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: 20 years today-- Sinead and the Pope's picture.
Replies: 35
Views: 2218

Re: 20 years today-- Sinead and the Pope's picture.

I remember the "scandal" - I never really understood why she did it, but assumed she had good reasons from her POV. I also thought it stupid that several opinionated people (mostly in letters to editors) wanted to limit children's access to her music because she was supposedly "disrespectful" (or wo...
by Ronja
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: General Serious Discussion & Philosophy
Topic: Facebook: private info vs. birthday cards (!)
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Facebook: private info vs. birthday cards (!)

I had missed this, I'm so little on FB anymore. This blog post was dated June 1, 2012: Facebook wants to know your political views before it gives you a birthday card We all know that Facebook and its 3rd party apps have a voracious appetite for our personal information, and I think it cheapens the ...
by Ronja
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Stage & Screen
Topic: Movies whose funny bits were...
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Movies whose funny bits were...

MrFungus420 wrote:
Audley Strange wrote:
Tero wrote:....pretty much all in the preview.

In fact, most of them.

Not Blues Brothers.

No mam, we're muscians, were on a mission from God.

But actually in the same scene in movie.
Blues Brothers had funny bits? When?
HERETIC! BLASPHEMER!!!

:mob:
KILL HIM! KILL HIM!!!

:lynchmob:
by Ronja
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Student's Protest Obama's Crappy School Lunch Mandates
Replies: 141
Views: 3536

Re: Student's Protest Obama's Crappy School Lunch Mandates

Thank you Gerald - that's a valuable POV. I would be interested in reading how the manufactured side of this controversy was presented and which sites did present it, so if you could post a link or two? I was neither an athlete nor a gifted musician, but I saw how both groups were actively supported...
by Ronja
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Caution, cat lovers? Toxoplasmosis & suicide
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Caution, cat lovers? Toxoplasmosis & suicide

My concern about cats is more their toll on wild life. http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/field-notes/2011/03/new-study-house-cats-taking-serious-toll-wildlife I live in an area where there are many native birds at risk, and it really pisses me off to see how many of my neighbours insist on not ke...