Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Jan 2013 14:53 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And so this situation is starting to get ridiculous - and consumers are, as usual, caught in the middle of it all. Google has just blocked Windows Phone devices from accessing Google Maps on their phones. In addition, it also seems Windows Phone users are now restricted to the basic HTML version of the mobile GMail website. While understandable from a defensive perspective - Microsoft's extortion scheme targeting Android device makers and all that - it's still a massive dick move that only hurts consumers. Update: the media attention has worked - Google is backpedalling, and will remove the redirect. "We periodically test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make sure we deliver the best experience for those users. In our last test, IE mobile still did not offer a good maps experience with no ability to pan or zoom and perform basic map functionality. As a result, we chose to continue to redirect IE mobile users to Google.com where they could at least make local searches. The Firefox mobile browser did offer a somewhat better user experience and that’s why there is no redirect for those users. Recent improvements to IE mobile and Google Maps now deliver a better experience and we are currently working to remove the redirect. We will continue to test Google Maps compatibility with other mobile browsers to ensure the best possible experience for users."
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RE[9]: it's about time
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 8th Jan 2013 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: it's about time"
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

I already said, give me something more mature to read and I'll read it. A page that uses religious buzzwords such as god, devil, evil, and downright nonsensical immature crap like "freetards" all within the first three short paragraphs is just not worth it. I will just assume it's about as based on reality as the words that it uses and leave it at that.

There is actually nothing Christian about that quote.

Really? You mean Satan is the primary evil deity of all other religions, just not Christianity? I'm not so sure about that.

"Satan (Hebrew: הַשָּׂטָן ha-Satan, "the opposer,") is a character appearing in the texts of the Abrahamic religions."

and...

Abrahamic religions (also Abrahamism) are the monotheistic faiths emphasizing and tracing their common origin to Abraham or recognizing a spiritual tradition identified with him. ... The largest Abrahamic religions are, in chronological order of founding, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Bahá'í Faith."

And I'd say that pretty much renders this discussion closed as far as I'm concerned.

Edited 2013-01-08 20:57 UTC

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RE[10]: it's about time
by Windows8_Hater on Tue 8th Jan 2013 21:03 in reply to "RE[9]: it's about time"
Windows8_Hater Member since:
2013-01-08

I already said, give me something more mature to read and I'll read it. a page that uses religious buzzwords such as god, devil, evil, and downright nonsensical immature crap like "freetards" all within the first three short paragraphs is just not worth it. I will just assume it's about as based on reality as the words that it uses and leave it at that.
"There is actually nothing Christian about that quote.

Really? You mean Satan is the primary evil deity of all other religions, just not Christianity? I'm not so sure about that.
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You ... oh damn it. I have seldom seen so much stupidity!

"A movement can exist without a god but never without a devil" (not satan)

The context is _obviously_ generic.

"a page that uses religious buzzwords"

It's a world famous quote of this book you chopstick:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_True_Believer

"The book analyzes and attempts to explain the motives of the various types of personalities that give rise to mass movements; why and how mass movements start, progress and end; and the similarities between them, whether religious, political, radical or reactionary. As examples, the book often refers to Communism, Fascism, National Socialism, Christianity, Protestantism, and Islam. Hoffer believes that mass movements are interchangeable, that adherents will often flip from one movement to another, and that the motivations for mass movements are interchangeable; that religious, nationalist and social movements, whether radical or reactionary, tend to attract the same type of followers, behave in the same way and use the same tactics, even when their stated goals or values differed."

Yeah, that sounds just like religious propaganda right there!

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RE[11]: it's about time
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 8th Jan 2013 21:20 in reply to "RE[10]: it's about time"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

You ... oh damn it. I have seldom seen so much stupidity!

I have seldom seen such asses.

"A movement can exist without a god but never without a devil" (not satan)

The context is _obviously_ generic.

Fair enough--in that case I was clearly mixing up the nonsense words on that page with the nonsense words you were spouting (ie. "GatesSatan"). Sorry, I guess I'm just no good at separating nonsense from nonsense. It's all the same. But you are right, I did a Ctrl+F search on that page for the word "Satan" and it did not show up. The confusion should be obvious though. Just further proof that you need to improve your skills of actually getting your point across, and perhaps quit trolling if that is your purpose here.

It's a world famous quote of this book you chopstick:

Can you speak one sentence without an insult flying full speed out of your mouth? And once again, I have never read, let alone heard of that book--and I really don't care about it either.

Edited 2013-01-08 21:23 UTC

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