I’ll quote gasmonso from ReligiousFreaks on this one: “Suddenly, stock in hijabs just went through the roof. I’ll be getting one for my wife, but that’s another topic ;)”.
It seems that the original wearers of the hijab were pretty far from what they want us to believe now: namely, tantra priests!
All hail my proposal for Muazzez Ilmiye Cig as a Peace Nobel Prize winner!

Un domn distins, Steven Dutch, şi-a publicat pe net o samă de g├ónduri, dintr-o carte, pesemne. Citiţi şi gata.

An excellent speech (thanks #arad-lite!) by Sam Harris at Idea City ’05. See the video here.

Ce-am avut si ce-am pierdut

October 10th, 2006

In toamna lui ’96 s-a votat schimbarea. Ce s-a schimbat in ultimii zece ani. Sau nu.

Simon Richter posts a rather interesting entry on his personal blog. I quote:

On Slashdot, there has been a bit of discussion on beginner’s programming languages, such as BASIC, and whether their absence from “modern” systems has pushed people (children/teenagers mostly) into pure consumer roles, as the learning curve with those languages that ship with the OS is far too steep, so they do never begin to program.

I agree with him. If it wasn’t for Sinclair’s ZX-81 & Spectrum during my early years, I would be doing jazz and photography now, instead of destroying my eyes, back, & mental health in a software corporation.

Hunting on the motorway of information & pron, I stumbled upon yet another sample of “I may think someday, but, right now I have something to do/tell/teach”.

One man tries to keep us informed about religious idiocy, and keeps a blog with assorted proof about all of us being different (present company excepted, of course). Read a title, then try the rest.
Here’s but a sample: ‘If the child is angry after the smack, you have not smacked hard enough’.

Spank me!

Now I know why ‘arry the ‘atchet was so wealthy.

The Tenth Dimension

July 11th, 2006

Hear ye, hear ye!
Next time your kid asks you about dimensions, show them this.

Bac, spaga, hoti, cretini

July 5th, 2006

Scrisoare către fiul meu, C. T. Popescu

About God and Dan Brown

June 21st, 2006

Umberto Eco: God isn’t big enough for some people

I think I agree with Joyce’s lapsed Catholic hero in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: “What kind of liberation would that be to forsake an absurdity which is logical and coherent and to embrace one which is illogical and incoherent?” The religious celebration of Christmas is at least a clear and coherent absurdity. The commercial celebration is not even that.

Not that Reader’s Digest is the most authoritative source, but I’m sure this study reflects quite well the reality. People of Bucharest, the Happy Bunny is sad because of you: