Christians in Cairo

Christians in Cairo, Egypt display fish bumper stickers as a symbol of their faith. Before long, Muslims respond with their own bumper stickers: fish-hungry sharks. "All I wanted to say is that I am a Christian, kind of expressing my Coptic identity,'' said 25-year-old Miriam Greiss, who has a fish sticker on her car. "I think choosing a shark doesn't make sense, as if someone is saying, 'I am a violent, bloody creature, look at me.'" Emad, a Muslim, laughed when asked about the competing symbols but was unapologetic about the two shark stickers on his car. "The Christians had the fish so we responded with the shark. If they want to portray themselves as weak fishes, OK. We are the strongest,'' said Emad, who would give only his first name. (read more)


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On Learning to Code

"If C gives you enough rope to hang yourself, then C++ gives you enough rope to bind and gag your neighborhood, rig the sails on a small ship, and still have enough rope to hang yourself from the yardarm"—Anonymous (quoted from "The UNIX-HATERS" Handbook)


So Long, SCO

Eben Moglen, professor of law at Columbia University Law School and General Legal Counsel of the Free Software Foundation, has this to say of SCO's outlandish claims on Linux: "There's a traditional definition of a shyster: a lawyer who, when the law is against him, pounds on the facts; when the facts are against him, pounds on the law; and when both the facts and the law are against him, pounds on the table. The SCO Group's continuing attempts to increase its market value at the expense of free software developers, distributors and users through outlandish legal theories and unsubstantiated factual claims show that the old saying hasn't lost its relevance." (SCO: Without Fear and Without Research)


So what's up with all those diets?

The Washington Post and Reuters report that researchers from the Tufts-New England Medical Center conducted the first scientific trial that pitted four popular diet plans against each other to assess their individual effectiveness. (SPOILER): It all comes down to this--even with the fanciest diet plans: Eat less. Lose weight.