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Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe (Eric Whitacre)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald L. Engel 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

We've all heard about the Deep Field observations of the Hubble Space Telescope, how, almost on a whim, the device was aimed at what was thought to be an empty, unoccupied section of sky and a long time exposure was taken.  What they discovered was…Continue

Tags: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, Deep Field, Eric Whitacre

Canada Not a Loud Nation

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Patricia Dec 2. 11 Replies

Canada is a proud nation but not a loud nation.British newspaper salutes Canada . . . this is a good read. It is funny how it took someone in England to put it into words......Salute to a brave and modest nation - Kevin Myers , 'The Sunday…Continue

FFRF's 2018 National Convention: John de Lancie

Started by Loren Miller Nov 30. 0 Replies

John de Lancie is a lot more than just the infamous "Q" of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  He has portrayed characters as diverse as Clarence Darrow, Donald Trump, and Nazi administrator Hans Biebow, as you will learn when you watch this video.  He…Continue

Tags: Clarence Darrow, John de Lancie, Freedom From Religion Foundation, FFRF

Peak Prosperity, We are at the peak

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 26. 3 Replies

The world is at the peak and tipping point in many different factors, i.e. global warming, monetary growth, insect collapse. I don't intend to be an alarmist and scare people, my purpose is to inform you. Please block me if you don't want to read…Continue

New Rule: Win or Go Home (Real Time with Bill Maher)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 4. 5 Replies

In case you hadn't noticed, we have a mid-term election coming up in three days, and it's more than a little important.  With it we can take back at least one if not both houses of Congress from the Republicans and send a message to Donald Trump…Continue

Tags: election, vote, millennials, Hitler, Donald Trump

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Comment by Loren Miller on February 20, 2018 at 3:34pm

I'm running Windows 10, but I have to believe it will run on other platforms.  In fact, I just checked and Cliqz says it'll run on Windows 7 and 8 ... though WHY would you want to run Win8??? [grin!]

Comment by Patricia on February 20, 2018 at 3:23pm

I just got a brand new laptop with lighted keyboard, & blue light protector (macular degeneration), & it has Windows 10.

I also have a Chromebook & may give it a try on there first.

I've been on Ubuntu & Mint for a few years, so Windows is rather strange to me now.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 20, 2018 at 3:14pm

Patricia - I think it's compatible back to Win 7. Also works on 'Droid.

Comment by Patricia on February 20, 2018 at 3:09pm

Is that for Windows 10?

Comment by Loren Miller on February 20, 2018 at 2:51pm

Fooling around with Cliqz now, and I LIKE it, especially that it appears to be a superset of Firefox which is my primary browser and handles just like it.  Thanks for the heads-up, Bertold!

Comment by Ian Mason on February 20, 2018 at 2:27pm

That's a long trip, Randall. I'm glad you enjoyed it. How's Honduras in general?

The Atheist Pig is pretty sharp.

Comment by Patricia on February 20, 2018 at 1:13pm

Excellent cartoon Bertold!

Yeah, I though so too, Loren.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 20, 2018 at 8:52am

Reading an interesting book titled How to Fix the Future by Andrew Keen, author of The Internet Is Not the Answer. In it he mentions a German browser called Cliqz. He says:

  • Created by Jean-Paul Schmetz, the former chief scientist at Burda, Cliqz is an innovative combination of search engine and internet browser, built on "privacy by design" principles. It's been engineered or, perhaps more exactly, reengineered, as the anti-Google--an internet browser with an inbuilt search engine designed in such a way that it will never collect or sell its users' data.


I just installed it and so far it's great. Will probably remove Chrome from my devices.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 20, 2018 at 7:45am

Bertold, it seems to me lately that all Christian apologists can do is either condescend or make threats of hell, and I've had a bellyful of both.  One of these days, Winston (The Atheist Pig) is going to confront his coworker with her own pattern of behavior ... and I can only hope that the last panel of that cartoon shows her head exploding.

And Patricia, your pic and Tommy Lee Jones' "Seriously?!?" look on his face is priceless!

Comment by Randall Smith on February 20, 2018 at 7:34am

Well, if you ever get the chance, go see the Mayan ruins in Copan, Honduras. Pretty amazing. However, getting there is a problem. The roads are horrific. But they ARE working on them.

I had a nice "weekend" being with my oldest daughter and her kids. (We all went to the ruins--over 7 hours in the car one way!)

 

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