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  1. Easily the Wahabis/Deobandis/Salafis The US and Israel contribute to the world and are responsible for a lot of advancements in science, medicine and technology, even if their foreign policies and treatment of Muslim countries is regrettable to say the least. The Wahabis/Deobandis/Salafis have given nothing back to the world except hatred, intolerance and the desire to pull the world back into the age of darkness.
  2. Russia Freezes S300 Sale http://news.bbc.co.u...st/10298071.stm Looks like Iran is finally getting fed up with Russia though. I think Iran needs to maintain its relation with China. Yes they may have voted for the sanctions, but they, along with Russia, helped water down the original sanctions that the US was trying to push through. And, unlike Russia, China actually keeps its word and delivers any order of military equipment to Iran. Also, this freeze will probably push Iran to developing its own sophisticated defensive missile system, which I'm all for as it will help the nation grow to be much stronger and less dependent on foreign powers.
  3. There is a such thing as extremist shias and that's exactly what people who take azadari to blood letting are, like this fellow that you're talking about. Although they're not as bad as extremist sunnis (they only hurt themselves, not blow themselves up to kill innocents), I'm still sick and tired of having to answer for their acts when someone comes up to me and tries to use zanjeer as an example of why Shia Islam is so barbaric (and let's not kid ourselves here, zanjeer and qama are barbaric, but they're cultural practices and not religious, they have no relation to actual Shia Islam). There comes a point where you wonder if these people even care about the sacrifice of Imam Hussain anymore because it seems like zanjeer and qama are the only things on their minds during Muharram. Islam is more important than your spouse, but it's ridiculous to think that a cultural practice of cutting yourself is as well.
  4. Ironic because that last sentence in your post is an "IMO" as well. This is a message forum, without "IMO"s and personal opinions it would be barren.
  5. Considering that you don't need to do zanjeer to show love for Imam Hussain (as) and, IMO, it's a wrong act to do in the first place (I seriously doubt Imam Hussain (as) would want us cutting ourselves to show our love for him), I'm going to have to support the wife here. Like other people have said here, there are alternatives, and possibly more legit, ways of showing your love for Imam Hussain. Instead of ripping up your skin, why not donate blood like the wife said, or donate money/food to people in need, all in the name of Imam Hussain (as)? I'm pretty sure ones wife's feelings are more important than some silly non mandatory, and possibly not permissible, act of cutting yourself.
  6. Inna lilah wa ina ilayhi rajioon I was really saddned when I heard this :( He passed away in the holy month of Muharram as well
  7. I am against sodomy, however I am not against homosexuals as a whole since I don't believe that it is a choice (and research has shown us that the brains of homosexual men are more similar to brains of heterosexual women than heterosexual men and vice versa) because no one in their right mind would actually choose to be a homosexual, that's like choosing to be blind or deaf. It is a mental disability/disorder (despite the American Psychiatric Association removing it from their list of disorders even though I think they know full well that it is one). I know some homosexuals at my university and they're nice and good people (regardless of their lifestyle), why should I believe that they deserve to be shunned and killed anymore than anyone else? That said, any homosexual that tries to pull a move on me is getting punched in the face, no questions asked :lol:
  8. Dang, my sarcasm detector is broken :P Oh well, my post still stands as a general comment on the subject :D
  9. Unless you have been browsing anonymously, yes they do, but the question is do they care? They probably have data on tens, if not hundreds, of millions of people, I highly doubt that they would waste their time sifting through all that data because most of those people are just your average joes. I bet they use most of that data for statistics to predict trends and whatnot, and/or maybe they sell it for market research. The only individuals they probably spy/track with interest are people the government has interest in, like criminals. Of course, that doesn't mean that they should get off easy even if their tracking is harmless, there comes a point where you have to start respecting the laws of the country you're operating in, and start respecting the privacy of people. Although I do find it hilarious that Eric Schmidt's personal information was dug up by Cnet through a Google search :lol:
  10. Yeah you're right, oops lol Yeah I can't find any site that actually measures how fast a webpage is rendered on your current browser, however I've found a few forums where people suggested to just use a stopwatch. Pretty ghetto method, but I guess it works if you're precise enough :lol:
  11. Speaking from just personal opinion, I don't think Chrome is much faster than Firefox, if at all, like you have already mentioned. Chrome is much quicker to boot up on the slower computers in my house (hence why it's the main browser on those computers) but once both Firefox and Chrome are fully booted up, any difference in rendering speed is so miniscule that it doesn't make a difference in the end. As always though, the biggest factor in loading time is your internet connection but I'm pretty sure everyone knows that :P I guess you can test how fast your browser loads objects like images and css stylesheets here: http://tools.pingdom.com/ This is the first time I've ever used that site but it seems reliable enough. edit: Also, since Gecko and Webkit handle different pages differently, I guess it also depends on how a page is coded up, so some pages may load up faster in Firefox than Chrome and vice versa.
  12. No no, please do. I won't get embarassed, I promise (especially since you have nothing to embarrass me with and you would just end up embarrassing yourself if you have not already). Yes, damn all those facts I posted! Looks like Arman knows even more about these tools than the developers themselves ;) I would really love to see what your own definition of a benchmark is because I have a feeling that it's not at all close to the real definition of a software benchmark. Last thread I was caught sitting on my hands a bit too much, and my responses were hasty, but you're not going to pull those tricks on me again. Acid3 is officially defined as a web browser test, but what is a benchmark if not a test? If it is not a benchmark(which is ludicrous), as you say, are you implying that all these websites that include Acid3 results in their web browser benchmarking tests are all wrong? Yes it is a test that checks for standardization and gives a result based on how the browser did, how is that not a benchmark? For some weird reason, you have the preconception that a benchmark is solely for performance tests, which is not true. It's not as if they have different versions of the Acid3 test for different browsers, it's all one test. And who exactly are you to determine what is and isn't relevant for the end-user? Oh, you are on the Peacekeeper development team? Why didn't you say so before? ;) By the way, you are incorrect, it does not test either of the two things you mentioned in that silly statement. You really should go have a look at the Peacekeeper FAQ page, you'll feel like a complete moron when you read it after all the things you have posted here. http://service.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/faq.action Funny, because it is you who is acting childish here, which is sad because not only do you have a wife but also a child, while I don't have either.
  13. If that's really all you have to say...then lol, looks like I win this round You seem to have a vendetta against me for some reason(although I have seen your responses to Nocturne and you seem to not get along well with him either, I'm guessing that's a personality defect on your side), when I posted about acid3, it wasn't meant as a counter to or an attack against what you posted, there was no attempt at 1up'ing you on my part. I figured that posting the defacto standard in browser testing and benchmarking would help complement your thread, which is about browser benchmarks. However, you then started attacking the acid3 test with false remarks like "its less comprehensive" when in reality it's more comprehensive than what Peacekeeper could ever achieve with Futuremark's current objectives for it. Yet even after that, I provided you with solid facts for both, Peacekeeper is a tool to benchmark and compare the performance of browsers on your own system(Don't believe me? Read the FAQ on Futuremark's website), whereas acid3 is a tool to benchmark and test browsers in general regardless of your system, and that wasn't meant to be an attack on Peacekeeper, but rather an explanation for you since you didn't seem to understand what either acid3 or Peacekeeper are striving to achieve. But then you come back and trot out your own personal made up definition of what a benchmark is, while saying absolutely ridiculous things like "Its very comprehensive and can not be compared to some acid test which is nothing more than a small check." and "you're comparing that to some site with a script?", both statements which clearly show your lack of knowledge in web browser benchmarking tools. Now is it myself that's living in fairy tale land? No, I think it is quite obvious to anyone reading this discussion that it would be you who is living in fairytale land, and your last response seals it. I'm going to be brutally honest with you here (as if I wasn't already lol), I thought you were quite knowledgeable when it comes to matters like these, but what you have written in this thread shows me that all you really have is a big ego, maybe to compensate for something else? I don't know nor do I care, that's your own personal matter, but when talking with strangers you really need to shrink that ego of yours.
  14. This ^ Another thing, wahabbis can also be considered a derivative of the modern day salafi sect as both wahabbis and salafis share most of the same ideologies (and ignorance), and most wahabbis do prefer the term salafi when referring to themselves.
  15. Why the hostility? It sounds like you hate me :!!!: Oh jeez, please please please never claim to be knowledgeable in this subject because you obviously have no idea what you're talking about. Futuremark benchmarks are THE test to rate the performance of your computer, yes I've used their tests several times before to brag about my system to my friends, but when it comes to browsers speed isn't everything, that's why I'm saying they're completely different tests. All the futuremark test does is test the speed of the browser on your system. Yes you can use the results as a general benchmark for your own system, but you can't use the results to declare one browser better than any other. You need to look up the definition of benchmark because you obviously have no idea what it is. Being on a different system doesn't invalidate a benchmark, since a benchmark, in computing, is running standard tests against a software. Some site with a script? Buddy, you need to read up on Acid3 before making ignorant statements like that. Acid3 has been around far longer than Peacekeeper and is not just "some site with scripts". In fact, I'd say even the Acid2 test was far more comprehensive than peacekeeper currently is in terms of actually testing the browsers. Just because it doesn't give you pretty numbers to show off with doesn't mean it's just some site with a script. I'm sure anyone here who is well versed in this topic can back my claims up here because I know I am correct.
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