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Is there a way to fully kill the chat room 'ding'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Sep 19, 2013. 4 Replies

I like keeping my nexus window open to pop back and forth, even while I'm doing other things (or listening to music). But the ding won't stop even at lowest level.Please make it (optionally) go awayContinue

The mind of Amazon?

Started Jul 13, 2013 0 Replies

This is not a big deal,just a fun thing.I'm thinking of it as rather funny, but I am intrigued by what it tells us about Amazon's algorithms. The suggestion of books to buy is supposedly driven…Continue

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jay H commented on Edward Teach's blog post On "Gut Feelings"
"Gut feelings are over rated by the religious and new age crowd, and under rated some people obsessed with the concept that humans should (or even can) be purely rational. The truth is what we call 'gut feelings' is the mix of our very…"
22 hours ago
jay H commented on Alan Perlman's blog post The Battle for Zachary's Brain, VII: Counter-Church/The Absurdity of Jonah
"correcting my brain fart.. should be Rodney Dangerfield..  "
22 hours ago
jay H commented on Alan Perlman's blog post The Battle for Zachary's Brain, VII: Counter-Church/The Absurdity of Jonah
"The problem with the book of Jonah is that people take it seriously. It should be viewed as humor, Jonah is the bronze age Henny Youngman... never gets any respect. Tries to run away, gets dumped in the ocean, eaten by a fish, vomited out ... laugh,…"
22 hours ago
jay H commented on Wyatt's blog post How Do We Distinguish Fact from Fiction?
"Interestingly, I think that an element of doubt is at the core of finding truth. Some years ago the edge question (www.edge.org) was "what do you believe is true that you cannot prove?" Even scientists may believe things that turn out to…"
Feb 23
jay H commented on Ashley Case's blog post Music as medication
"Music can have interesting side effects. I was a cloistered young JW in the early 60s when I encountered some Leonard Cohen. Something about his mystical erotic approach caused me to suddenly step outside my Biblical tunnel vision. There is such a…"
Feb 23
jay H replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion If I had Power without Limits..
"Evolution itself requires death. Painful in  some ways, but all our history, our makeup as a species and as life itself has arisen out of conflict and death. In a way I can see the appeal of your wish, but it also is very similar the typical…"
Feb 23
jay H replied to Carol Ashley Tarzon's discussion If animals had their own bible.
"That makes perfect sense because animals NEVER senselessly harm one another, damage their environment, or try to get their own advantage. All animals care deeply about the feelings of all other animals  ..... "
Jan 19
jay H replied to Sentient Biped's discussion A new setting for male privilege: micturitional video games.
"I am reminded of the old quip "mother nature is no feminist""
Jan 19
jay H replied to paul babcock's discussion What would you do?
"I see where you are going here, I think. To understand your opponents, you need to understand their perspective even if you strongly disagree. And many times positions are not all black and white, even though people on each side of the fence try to…"
Jan 19
jay H replied to Hiram's discussion Why Atheist Libertarians Are Part of America's 1 Percent Problem
"I agree with you. It gets tiresome to encounter these rants against some strawman 'libertarian' (greed selfish, yada yada) which is why I avoid these discussions. I spent my early life as a true believing lefty, but gradually become…"
Jan 1
jay H commented on Kara Ward's blog post Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."
"These two words get tossed around quite a bit, but I think they really have two different flavors. It is an oversimplification to say that an agnostic isn't sure and an atheist is (though those cases can exist) Atheist is believing there is no…"
Jan 1
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Dec 22, 2013
jay H replied to Sharon Fox Nichols's discussion Should stores divest Duck Dynasty merchandise as they did Paula Deen's merchandise?
"I think both situations are profound over-reaction. A simple disavowal of the statements by the networks would have been far more sensible. "
Dec 21, 2013
jay H replied to Gregory DeNinno's discussion Tolerance & Duck Dynasty
"I one who thinks FAR to much was made of this by A&E. Seriously, all they had to do was say his offensive remarks did not represent the stations. Sheesh is it that hard? Sure he's a jerk, but  lots of people have wrong opinions. Lots…"
Dec 21, 2013
jay H replied to Scott Renno's discussion First heterosexual reproduction
"Well the quick answer is that some simple life forms can reproduce both sexually and asexually. Since sexual reproduction is more efficient at gene mixing, that led to more complex life forms. Once sexual reproduction was established there was…"
Dec 19, 2013
jay H replied to AgeOfAtheists14's discussion USA... post Bush influence/and defunding further of mental health sector; this is what you get:
"Not to defend Bush, but this is one area where even a dumpload of money will be of marginal good. I doubt our situation would be much better regardless of the policies followed. For one thing there is no treatment (often not even a clear diagnosis)…"
Dec 17, 2013

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About Me:
I'm an old coot, raised JW, became sceptical then outrightly disbelieving many years ago.

Politically (after years of wandering through philosophies-du-jour), I'm strongly pro-individual freedom, pro-market, to the discomfort of both my liberal and conservative friends.

Day job is computer administration for a large corporation. Off hours I like anything with machines and tools.

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At 6:34am on September 18, 2013, AgeOfAtheists14 said…

hey jersey! do me a flavor and send me all the mural pics from streets ther.. if any peace

At 7:19am on May 24, 2013, Randall Smith said…

We live in a society of generalities: not all cyclists are rednecks and vice versa. No offense intended.

At 7:42am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.

At 7:19am on December 16, 2012, Randall Smith said…

Will do. I hate messing with all this car business.

At 10:46am on May 3, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:39am on May 3, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Jay 
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well because of your long time atheism.  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with nearly 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
At 11:18pm on May 2, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, jay! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.


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