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by edearl
Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: News on Tibet
Replies: 35
Views: 5966

Re: News on Tibet

Tibet and Syria are tragic events. Unfortunately, China supports Syria in the UN, which means they have a callous attitude towards people suffering and being killed. Thus, I feel that the Chinese government is callous about the self immolation; although, they apparently do not appreciate the bad pub...
by edearl
Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: China party official warns members over religion
Replies: 38
Views: 4755

Re: China party official warns members over religion

Scary regime that is. Not any worse than, and probably less bad, than Catholicism during the inquisition. And, being an atheist in the USA is not without risks. See: http://atheism.about.com/b/2005/04/29/thank-god-for-violence-against-atheists.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Seem...
by edearl
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Cosmology
Replies: 29
Views: 3335

Re: Cosmology

Some people fight change, and others welcome it; the world is a mixture of old and new, which is good. Knowledge of Buddha makes a more peaceful world. Without knowledge of fungus, bacteria, the virus, etc., our life expectancy would be shorter. A mixture of old and new knowledge reduces suffering. ...
by edearl
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Obama's Opponent Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 920

Re: Obama's Opponent Poll

Do you intend to make another poll of Obama vs winner of this poll?
by edearl
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Adobe Earthquake Protection
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Adobe Earthquake Protection

Sorry, this should be in Lounge. To protect it from Peruvian earthquakes a school retrofit involved wrapping the walls in sheets of geomesh, a molded plastic grid resembling construction or chain link fencing. Geomesh is commonly used for stabilizing slopes and preventing soil erosion. Article: http...
by edearl
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientific Advancement in Causes of Autism
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Scientific Advancement in Causes of Autism

Two paragraphs: Potential clues to how autism miswires the brain are emerging from a study of a rare, purely genetic form of the disorders that affects fewer than 20 people worldwide. Using cutting-edge "disease-in a-dish" technology, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have grow...
by edearl
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: man made virus with potential to wipe out many millions
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: man made virus with potential to wipe out many millions

That the earth now has more than 7B people and modern travel increase the risk of a pandemic. Indians in the Americas had no antibodies for European diseases, and their populations were devastated by disease, and that was before air and other mass transit. It is only a matter of time before another ...
by edearl
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Weight
Replies: 33
Views: 4337

Re: Weight

D-Ribose is a sugar, and probably should not be taken if one is diabetic. Check with a physician.
by edearl
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Weight
Replies: 33
Views: 4337

Re: Weight

Fatty foods, such as cheddar cheese, nuts and butter, margarine, cream, and sour cream are highest in calories per weight of food. Sugars are fast and easy to digest. Fatty sweet foods, like brownies are some of both.

I wish I had your problem.
by edearl
Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Romney outright lying about Obama in a campaign ad
Replies: 18
Views: 997

Re: Romney outright lying about Obama in a campaign ad

Politicians in the US stretch the truth until it is like taffy candy. Then, they give it away to all those who are hungry for something good, but taffy candy is made only of sugar and oil with a little vinegar for flavoring (in other words, it is empty calories). Too many people have become so fat a...
by edearl
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?
Replies: 85
Views: 8772

Re: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?

Food_Eatah wrote:PC 4eva!
Yes, no matter what OS thy use:)
by edearl
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?
Replies: 85
Views: 8772

Re: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?

Linux has vulnerabilities, but security updates are frequent and free. Moreover, if one only runs a personal user-id, instead of root (i.e., admin)--normal for Linux users--security breaches are very limited. One can disconnect from the internet to run root, which gives added protection. Any use of...
by edearl
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?
Replies: 85
Views: 8772

Re: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?

No virus scan just means you are willing to accept the consequences if and when your machine is penetrated. It's not like Linux is that difficult to penetrate, it's just more difficult that Windows. Computer security classes regularly demonstrate penetration techniques on Linux machines. I was shoc...
by edearl
Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?
Replies: 85
Views: 8772

Re: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?

I still don't understand why we are lumping all "Windows" into the same category. Windows 7 is as secure as any other OS. I use the free Microsoft Security Essentials for AV Linux security has features that make it inherently more secure than any MS Windows platform, and the difficulty of penetrati...
by edearl
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Bad and The Ugly
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: The Bad and The Ugly

Should we really seek out these things? It's never da Dharma dat causes deez sheet, it's always the deluded people want the "easy way out". It's much easier to join the mob and attack than cultivate one'self! It's the computer game way :) Just make sure none of you homeboys is going to join Falun G...
by edearl
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Bad and The Ugly
Replies: 16
Views: 1902

Re: The Bad and The Ugly

Not to pick on any sect or nation as this comes from my general reading: Some Chinese and Japanese Buddhists often appealed to certian Mahayana sutras - like the Mahaparinirvana Sutra - which permitted killing to defend the Dharma, which may have included killing those who slandered the true doctri...
by edearl
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?
Replies: 85
Views: 8772

Re: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?

According to G-Data (See: http://www.gdatasoftware.co.uk/about-g-data/press-centre/news/news-details/article/1760-number-of-new-computer-viruses.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) there were more than a million new malware programs for Windows in the first half of 2010. According t...
by edearl
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Attachment
Replies: 20
Views: 1951

Re: Attachment

... The hardest part for me, is that I have a strong attachment to one person, I am unsure of the nature of this attachment, and it might be posessive desire, although this is combined with real feelings of love. For me, this is hard to over come. Attachment to my first wife was, upon separation, d...
by edearl
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?
Replies: 85
Views: 8772

Re: Poll: Which Operating System Do You Use?

Revise that to "Any Windows is complete crap" and I will agree. Whats wrong with Windows 7? I agree XP, Vista etc. are indeed crap. Three things, security, security and security. Historically, Windows had nice features but was fragile so crashed too often, but now it is more reliable--and has even ...
by edearl
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Reasons for Conventional Reality
Replies: 172
Views: 15428

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

That the Buddhist wold view is superior seemed obvious to me, as I began to read about Buddhism. Unfortunately, logical arguments have little affect on people who memorize and emote rather than learn and think; otherwise, the world would be filled with Buddhists and people similar to Buddhists. Log...