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Paul

Making a murderer. "God guided her life."

I am following this series on Netflix. It is scary to see how the American justice system works. They want a confession. It's clear, from various statements in the series, that this is what counts. If the person confessing actually did the crime, great, otherwise we have a confession and that's it. In several interviews of detectives with Brendan Dassey, it's overly clear that they were leading him into admitting things. Brendan isn't the brightest…

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imagine aliens and their lifestyle.

Note upfront: this could be considered an #NSFW post depending on your work, so be aware of that. Right. We all know about aliens, be it from close encounters of the third kind, or from films like Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. (These are the up-close, personal ones, in case you don't know.) Imagine you have the opportunity to visit their planet (and you can actually live there. Air is important, as is food,…

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When using Register.com for domain registrations.

I have registered one of my domains at register.com. Usually that's nothing special, but there is something peculiar about their system that keeps annoying me. Even though I've switched "Auto-Renew" on since forever, their mailing system keeps bombing me with mails about the domain being close to deactivation because the expiration date of the registration comes closer. That's not needed of course, because auto-renew is on. The past few weeks I got those mails again.

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The man who knew too little

Yesterday I saw this film (movie) on Amazon Prime. I was in the mood for something fun and decided on this one. Bill Murray usually is good for laughs and this film didn't disappoint me. The start was a bit overdone perhaps but things got better so quickly that I laughed a LOT! It is clearly an older film, seeing working phone boxes and a total absence of smartphones and even Nokia 3310s. Add to…

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Politeness and the Internet

Something surprising happened to me a few days ago. It started with what looked like a spam mail that somehow had made it through the entanglements of the filtering. It was from "Bernie Jones" (name altered for privacy reasons) who had a question. I thought I had something of an answer so I wrote back to him, starting my reply with "Dear Mr Jones..." There we had it. Mr Jones, a.k.a. Bernie, took a LONG…

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About this great god

Yes. This is a little bit about that guy up there. The christian sky-wizard who does so many great things. It hit me, a while ago, that someone was happy a close relative was healed from a serious medical affliction. The doctors had done quite an amazing job fixing that person up. For some reason, the someone said, "Thank god for your healing." I don't get that. This man got sick and the doctors healed…

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American atheism

I have started listening to a podcast series called 'The thinking atheist'. (Follow the link to the website.) At first, I thought it would be an interesting addition to the podcasts I'm already listening to. As I am progressing through the podcasts though, I am more and more shocked about the state of religion in the US of A. I had no idea it was that bad! From visits to the USA I knew that…

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God's infallible Plan

Each time I see that somewhere on the Internet, I shake my head. Do these people really believe that? If yes, I am sad they are so brainwashed. I googled "What is god's infallible plan". All kinds of stuff came up but not a definitive answer. There is a facebook page about it which makes little sense. I came across a website called 'cityhopeboise.com' which talked about the infallible plan god for Joseph. Does this…

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Enchroma. My experience.

Today I visited an optician who can supply Enchroma glasses. It was an interesting experience. For that you need to know what is colour blindness. Most people probably know what it is. A colour blind person has a visual defect or deficiency that makes it hard to distinguish some or many colours. The above image comes from colourblindness.com. If you see six numbers in the above circles, you're probably not colour blind. I see 25…

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The tale of Noah's Ark

I've been thinking about this funny tidbit in the bible called Noah's Ark again. I'm sure most of you have heard of it. According to the old testament (Genesis 6-9), there was this old man called Noah (he was 600 years old, apparently) who has chats with the Christian god. The god tells Noah to build a big boat, load his family on it and also collect pairs of all the animals in the world.

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