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<i>And where is the bit it says to persecute minorities</i> Isn't it <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> to take foreigners as slaves? (although this is another area where the bible contradicts itself somewhat) <i>Isn't it amazing how along comes the Quran ~1300 years later and calls fo...Jump to post
I have trouble understanding how Cadbury and Hersheys are so popular. It's probably the same principle as vegemite/marmite, or that strange vomit-flavoured yoghurt drink that seems popular in Mongolia, or extra-salty children's sweets in Scandinavia. If you're raised on it - if you eat it from day 1...Jump to post
<i>I heard the Beagle budget was not even close to that of the Spirit and Opportunity. If that is the case then the European Space agency should next time spend more money on these Mars missions so such failures could be prevented either by equipment or human work.</i> Indeed. Beagle went on a tiny ...Jump to post
An example... <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,29,0" width="500" height="380"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.ryanair.com/destinfo03/images/destmap-EN.swf"> <param name="quali...Jump to post
If you travel Trans-Manchurian, you will probably have accommodation like this? <a href="http://bobrayner.org/train/Vostok.jpg" target=_blank>http://bobrayner.org/train/Vostok.jpg</a> (679k) Admittedly, it's not the high-quality photography that we expect on a.net... but I'm not a trainspotter. &nbs...Jump to post
Prevention is better than cure; just don't let your address be visible anywhere a bot could find it. <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> My normal mailboxes only get 1 or 2 items of spam per week, max. I have a few spamtrap addresses that rarely get read; i...Jump to post
<i>Could you explain to me any other way that I can sit here typing on a laptop in the perfect environment for my physiology on a rock ,93million miles from a star, which is at just the right angle to sustain me for the next 40 years without frying or freezing me. Can you explain, why everything in ...Jump to post
Thanks, Gc. I'm not sure how pasting <a href="http://www.anointed-one.net/quotes.html" target=_blank>http://www.anointed-one.net/quotes.html</a> en masse (no credit for their content?) is an explanation, but we can go with it for now. It's an impressive act of selective quoting. <i>Lack of Identifia...Jump to post
<i>I don't wanna start anything, but after hearing a report on the BBC that the 18.8bn dollar contract with Airbus will cost BRITISH jobs, I had to start this.</i> I dislike the idea of awarding contracts to whoever promises to create the most local jobs. Apart from that - it doesn't make much sense...Jump to post
<i>It's Russia, the Russian embassy's number over here always seems to be engaged and their collegues in Paris never return calls</i> That's a shame... Won't the travel agency offer to arrange the visa for you? (presumably for an extra charge) Alternatively - visit in person? Consular opening hours ...Jump to post
It's an interesting line of argument. I wouldn't claim that modern science precludes god (although it does reduce his workload somewhat). However, it <i>does</i> contradict many of the verifiable science-related arguments in the text that's supposed to be the principal word of god / description of h...Jump to post
If <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym>-<acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym> is too expensive - try looking for bargain flights to some other eastern/central-european destination (Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, St Pete, Warsaw, Ber...Jump to post
<i>Though that will be a disaster only for KLM and the Dutch economy as jobs and money will be quickly siphoned away to Paris leaving Schiphol an empty shell.</i> If you could try to concentrate on logical and factual statements, that would be great. <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> might be...Jump to post
On a more practical note, east-west is likely to be cheaper for an Elbonian than west-east.
That way, you can get a discounted return flight (Elbonia-China-Elbonia) but only use the outward leg, which is probably the cheapest (IME. YMMV). Your flight is the largest single cost of the holiday.
<i>The same goes for his <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym>, actually.</i> Agreed. Personally, I disagree with Bush & Blair's positions on Iraq; however, I have to concede that <i>one</i> of them is a principled and intelligent leader. Just because somebody disagrees with you on a spe...Jump to post
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<i>More reports in the papers of fake Euro bank notes are occurring creating worry for people traveling abroad from the UK.</i> But no great worries amongst the people who actually use the euro from day to day, strangely enough. In total, about half a million forged notes were taken out of circulati...Jump to post
<i>Distance is calculated by the apparent brightness of Cepheid variables, quasars, and other objects of constant luminosity. However, the Hubble Constant (the ratio describing how more distant objects recede from us more quickly) has been proven so accurately that red shift alone is also a reasonab...Jump to post
<i>On a serious note, geneologists have started to point towards a common female ancestor from Africa or Mid-East as the "mother" of modern man. I found that interesting.</i> They also point to her living many thousands of years before conventional Biblical chronology. Maybe you didn't find that int...Jump to post
<i>You didn't create yourself, who says you have the right to take your life away</i> So, only our parents have the right over our lives? <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Why does this peculiar logic only apply to suicide and not other, lesser things? You did <i>not</i> ...Jump to post
<i>Each Open Source installation displaces or pre-empts a sale of proprietary, licensable and copyright-protected software. This means fewer jobs, less software revenue, and reduced incentives for software companies to innovate</i> Let's assume that there are two possible commercial transactions (al...Jump to post
<i>The answer lies in harnessing the rotation of the Earth and using it as a giant generator.</i> Harnessing the rotation of the earth in relation to what? Where would you put your machinery, and how would you link it to non-rotating empty space? Meanwhile, we <i>do</i> have tidal power generation.Jump to post
<i>You really do not choose to say that everything in the Bible, and I mean everything, is literal fact. Do you? Think about it as a christian before answering please. And when you disagree, read a bit more.</i> Indeed; I wouldn't advise literal interpretation of everything. However, a number of day...Jump to post
<i>Since everything I've read indicates that <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> will be swept into the new <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>+KL pan-European airline group the question is less relevant.</i> <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> really wants to join the par...Jump to post
<i>Do you presume to know what God told man? I hope not. As the bible was indeed written by man with no interference form God, one might consider that the bible is packed with metaphors, not explicit direction.</i> Well, none of the bible is actually labeled with "This chapter is definite fact", "Th...Jump to post
Fakes might look nice to some people (not me), but they're no use for anything else.
Would you buy an astroturf lawn, the patiently mow it and weed it all year?
Would you try browsing a.net on one of the plastic dummy PCs on each desk in an office-furniture showroom?
Yes - I took the Trans-Manchurian early last year. Meet strange people, eat too much omul, drink too much konyak (hint: it doubles as drain-cleaner), have torturous conversations with people who only share six words of vocabulary with you, get <i>extremely</i> disoriented by the timetable and timezo...Jump to post
<i>Wire based power distribution is hampered by resistance. The farther away the power needs to be delivered, The more resistance there is, the more loss there is. That is why power stations are built close to the load. If there was a way to eliminate that resistance/loss, you could build 'super gen...Jump to post
<i>No one was around, it's all theory so it's all open for debate. Where is the evidence that dinsosaurs did NOT exist at the same time as man?</i> Because radioisotope dating (which you think is flawed but have yet to explain why) consistently shows that all the dinosaur remains - even the youngest...Jump to post
<i>The Old Testament (especially the Jewish law) talks about germ prevention, good crop science etc. Also, you are assuming that scientist are correct when they age the Earth (carbon dating is very flawed).</i> Germ prevention and agricultural science would not be unusual subjects in an entirely hum...Jump to post