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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    What's more important, belief or facts?
    Belief.




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    Re: What is a soul

    What's more important, belief or facts? ricksfolly>>

    Belief.>>

    You're honest and forthright, I'll give you that.

    As an engineer I only work with facts so you know where I stand.

    What about your occupation, does it take belief to function?

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    What's more important, belief or facts? ricksfolly>>

    Belief.>>

    You're honest and forthright, I'll give you that.

    As an engineer I only work with facts so you know where I stand.

    What about your occupation, does it take belief to function?

    ricksfolly
    I am a software engineer in military satellite communications. My undergrad was Physics. I know facts well. But being a good developer requires more than rational linear thought. Producing a good design requires non-linear thinking and holistic rumination. Like science itself, it is both an artform and an engineering discipline. There are a set of design principles I follow that can be considered beliefs. -
    1. separate levels of abstraction
    2. convert raw data to its highest form of abstraction as soon as possible
    3. no inner classes
    4. remove if statements by parameterizing code with strategy or state objects
    5. etc...

    Belief is more important than reason. It is life!

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I am a software engineer in military satellite communications. My undergrad was Physics. I know facts well. But being a good developer requires more than rational linear thought. Producing a good design requires non-linear thinking and holistic rumination. Like science itself, it is both an artform and an engineering discipline. There are a set of design principles I follow that can be considered beliefs. -
    1. separate levels of abstraction
    2. convert raw data to its highest form of abstraction as soon as possible
    3. no inner classes
    4. remove if statements by parameterizing code with strategy or state objects
    5. etc...

    Belief is more important than reason. It is life!
    Interesting...so what's your take on the Chinese developments on knocking our satellites out....also what is your take on the fact that the Chinese are passing America like it is standing still in both economical and military status?

    Oh...both my brothers are high ranking military officers with my youngest brother having an I.Q. of over 200pts
    Last edited by creativedreams; 08-18-10 at 05:14 AM.

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    Re: What is a soul

    A soul is what makes us human. It is what one sells to the devil to get a reality TV show or sell music or other **** when one has no talent.

    A soul is what Shang Tsung takes from you if you can remember to hold the L button then up down up B (or A I forget been like 15 years)

    A soul is a lot of other much more complicated things though I wish not to discuss on here.
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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Interesting...so what's your take on the Chinese developments on knocking our satellites out....also what is your take on the fact that the Chinese are passing America like it is standing still in both economical and military status?

    Oh...both my brothers are high ranking military officers with my youngest brother having an I.Q. of over 200pts
    Ok, this is my third ****ing attempt to answer this post. It will be short.

    The US will develop counter measures to "killer satellites". Let the space race begin.

    China is nowhere close to the US in economic or military spheres:

    GDP:

    1 United States 14,256,275
    2 Japan 5,068,059
    3 People's Republic of China 4,908,982[2]


    Military: no blue water navy. No effective air force. No projection of power. Too many internal problems. China is modernizing its Army.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Ok, this is my third ****ing attempt to answer this post. It will be short.

    The US will develop counter measures to "killer satellites". Let the space race begin.

    China is nowhere close to the US in economic or military spheres:

    GDP:

    1 United States 14,256,275
    2 Japan 5,068,059
    3 People's Republic of China 4,908,982[2]


    Military: no blue water navy. No effective air force. No projection of power. Too many internal problems. China is modernizing its Army.
    Wow...not only are there marine "jarheads" but there are intellectual jarheads too!!!!!

    If you had a ****ing IQ just a little higher you could do the ****ing math behind what is going to make China the biggest superpower in the world.

    If you had an IQ just a little higher you would realized that it is imminent that China will become the most powerful and advanced superpower in the world.
    Last edited by creativedreams; 08-19-10 at 04:15 AM.

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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Wow...not only are there marine "jarheads" but there are intellectual jarheads too!!!!!

    If you had a ****ing IQ just a little higher you could do the ****ing math behind what is going to make China the biggest superpower in the world.

    If you had an IQ just a little higher you would realized that it is imminent that China will become the most powerful and advanced superpower in the world.
    I am not sure what caused this outburst. Perhaps you misunderstood my use of the word ****ing. I was referring to my mouse and the button on it that flips me back a page and looses my post edit text. I did it 2 times trying to write a response.

    China is limited by it's internal situation and by it's energy and resource needs. It will not be able to grow 3.5 times it's economic size, even assuming we stay still.

    "China is a growing potential threat". This is the line of reasoning that the Pentagon uses to justify building a new aircraft carrier and investing in next generation jet fighters, bombers, and intelligence assets (satellites). The industry certainly approves of this perspective as it makes them money.

    The real threat is failed and failing states and tin-pot dictatorships in the Gap and the non-state actors they generate. The next real threat is Russia taking over Eastern Europe, again.

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    Re: What is a soul

    China overtook Japan as the world's second largest economy earlier this week.
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    Re: What is a soul

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    China overtook Japan as the world's second largest economy earlier this week.
    Not surprising, they were very close together. I don't recall where I got the data but it was from 2009 I think and I think it is in thousands.

    1 United States 14,256,275
    2 Japan 5,068,059
    3 People's Republic of China 4,908,982[2]

    So $160 million apart. Only $9.2 trillion away from us.

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