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  • used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time; "So far he hasn''t called"; "the sun isn''t up yet"

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* Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question. - Aleister Crowley

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  • Boundary Scan test includes connectors and analog interfaces
     More flexibility and user options in Boundary Scan testing offers the CION-LX Module/FXT96. The new Boundary Scan module from Göpel electronic enables users to include hitherto devices into the test that hitherto could not be scanned. Examples are connectors, cluster and analog interfaces. Read more on this news related to 'Hitherto'
  • G20 watchdog toughens up new rule for securities financing
    By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Global regulators are making it more expensive for hedge funds and insurance companies to raise money from loaning shares in a bid to curb hitherto unregulated risks in "shadow banking". Securities financing are typically short-term money-raising transactions between banks and other financial institutions, involving the le Read more on this news related to 'Hitherto'
  • What? Sir Elton John is homosexual? We had simply no idea
    The hitherto obscure Middle East Broadcasting Centre has been busy outing celebrities. Prepare for a shock Lost in Showbiz confesses it had never heard of the Middle East Broadcasting Centre before this week, which now seems something of a terrible oversight. It looks at the description of one of its drama series on its English-language website the storyline revol Read more on this news related to 'Hitherto'

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