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You can't reason someone out of something they weren't reasoned into.
If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be - a Christian.
Religion is regarded by the foolish as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
-Robert Anton Wilson
He who would do good to another must do it in minute particulars. General good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
...Faith: that is to say, to shut one's eyes once and for all, in order not to suffer at the sight of incurable falsity.
- Nietzsche, the Antichrist
They say, 'We do not know how this is, but we know that God can do it.' You poor fools! God can make a cow out of a tree, but has he ever done so? Therefore show some reason why a thing is so, or cease to hold that it is so.
-William of Conches
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.
[Christianity has made the world] a prey to the wicked, who have found men readier, for the sake of going to paradise, to submit to blows rather than to resent them.
And don't tell me God works in mysterious ways. There's nothing so mysterious about it. He's not working at all. He's playing. Or else He's forgotten all about us. That's the kind of God you people talk about - a country bumpkin, a clumsy, bungling, brainless, conceited, uncouth hayseed. Good God, how much reverence can you have for a Supreme Being who finds it necessary to include such phenomena as phlegm and tooth decay in His divine system of creation? What in the world was running through that warped, evil, scatological mind of His when He robbed old people of the power to control their bowel movements?
-Yossarian, in Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Life is both entirely and only what you make of it.
-attributed to many, modified by dimmer
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Update 9-16-2010: Adobe has released another preview release for 64-bit flash, version 10.2. For most cases I would recommend 64-bit systems try that instead of using this outdated and annoying hack.
This is a copy pasta from my email to the debian-user mailing list.
Because Adobe left us high and dry (and vulnerable) by dropping beta support for 64-bit flash, I cobbled together a solution that seemed simpler to me (at first glance) than the official Debian solution of running chrooted 32-bit browsers with 32-bit flash (howto). Reason being, I need to be able to easily roll out flash 10.1 to multiple systems, and any changes should be transparent to my users. schroot looks like it also fits the bill, but I have not tried it yet. schroot is probably a better solution in the longrun since you can use apt to upgrade all the dependencies without repackaging flash. Hopefully Adobe adds 64-bit linux support soon so that doesn't become an issue.
I simply copied all 32-bit libraries required by flash that are not provided by ia32-libs or ia32-libs-gtk (or other multi-arch support packages) into /emul/ia32-linux/libs. Adobe Flash apparently also requires the curl binary, so I copied that as well in /emul/ia32-linux/usr/bin. I don't know how kosher what I did was, and I was actually surprised that apparently /emul/ia32-linux/usr/bin is in the 32-bit executable path (putting curl in bin/ stopped Flash from complaining that it could not load the cURL library).
Then I used nspluginwrapper to wrap the 32-bit flash plugin binary in a 64-bit wrapper.
If you'd like to try out my solution, it works on my systems in iceweasel, google-chrome, and opera. Here is a link: link removed because it is out of date.
Advice and comments are welcome.
Side note: It would be nice to have Ubuntu's getlibs utility, which was made for this kind of thing.
Legal: I do not ensure that this will work properly on your system(s), and I make no promises to support it either.