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    Red Hat 5.7

    what do you mean by holy cow ...
    Posted 03-25-2015 at 01:31 PM by jheengut jheengut is offline
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    Red Hat 5.7

    holy cow, this is bright.
    Posted 03-25-2015 at 09:11 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Frustration Defined

    That is a beautifully horrifying (and, sadly, completely relevant) metaphor, vmccord.
    Posted 03-23-2015 at 10:05 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Frustration Defined

    When I talk to my kids about security I make the metaphor that it's like washing your hands after you go. You know you that you wash your hands, but that you have to assume that everyone else might not even use toilet paper.
    Posted 03-23-2015 at 09:24 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    The little instance that couldn't

    I hate it when that happens. I can't tell you how many times I've debugged an issue for a few hours, only to discover once it is late enough that I couldn't possibly reconfigure it, that I overlooked one idiotically minor issue. It's pretty frustrating, I tell ya!
    Posted 03-21-2015 at 08:18 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    The little instance that couldn't

    I had a similar (except I was the stupid one) debugging problem yesterday too. I *thought* I knew what the application error message said. I thought it said the application couldn't create an TLS channel to the host. Later I was reviewing the host log for something else and discovered that the connection was totally fine, but that my user didn't have the correct permissions. So then I thought, "Why does the app error message say the connection is failing?" I went back to the application error message and actually READ it and discovered that it said my user didn't have the correct permissions. D'oh.
    Posted 03-19-2015 at 09:02 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    My new laptop

    I solved this by disabling the touchpad and keyboard button mouse. Annoying when you want to pull out the laptop and go online to check something without a mouse, but what do ya expect for $150? The touchpad buttons don't work anyway.
    Posted 03-15-2015 at 12:19 AM by WestCoastSunset WestCoastSunset is offline
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    AndEX (Android) x86 5.0.2 Lollipop Live CD with kernel 3.10.58-exton-android-x86 :: Free Download

    Softpedia’s articles about AndEX (Android) Lollipop


    AndEX (Android) Lollipop is now on Softpedia. Review page:

    …and here’s a nice article about AndEX:
    Posted 03-13-2015 at 03:34 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Fixing the annoying firefox' associations issue once and for all

    I can't get firefox to have konqueror/kfmclient to be associated with "open folder", if pcmanfm is installed. That's quite annoying.
    Posted 03-11-2015 at 03:09 PM by the dsc the dsc is offline
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    Spring is near!

    All the snow is in Boston.
    Posted 03-09-2015 at 04:15 PM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Fun with OpenBSD softraid crypto disks

    Actually, I think once I get this running on my air-gapped laptop, I'm going to setup an ssh ca as well. Good times!
    Posted 03-09-2015 at 02:25 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Spring is near!

    It's been nearing the 60's in Washington State the past week or so. This time last year the Cascades were still under quite a few layers of snow...this year they are already clear, with a few patches of snow here and there on the peaks.
    Posted 03-09-2015 at 01:08 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Spring is near!

    It was 70 F in Kansas yesterday!!!!!!
    Posted 03-09-2015 at 09:04 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    John 8:12

    Hi ardvark71,

    I appreciate the clarification, and I certainly understand frustration =)

    Also, I hope I didn't come across as "hijacking your blogpost".

    It is my personal belief that nothing should be sacred. Nothing should ever be safe from reconsideration. Perhaps I carried that a bit too far in an inappropriate manner. Who am I, afterall, to second-guess the experience you had? =\

    If you ever do wish to debate the meaning of life or existence of God, though, let me know =D

    Posted 03-06-2015 at 07:20 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    John 8:12

    Hi Rocket357...

    Looking back on this thread and talking about this with a friend of mine, I think I might have come across as sounding frustrated or snippy. If I did, I apologize, that wasn't my intention. Frustration is a weak area for me.

    My intention for this blog entry was to share with others what Jesus Christ has done in my life and to let others know that the life He's given to me is available for everyone. It wasn't my intention or desire to debate God's existence or engage in a similar discussion. Perhaps I should have made that clear from the beginning.

    The transformation or rebirth (being born again) of someone who has received Jesus Christ into their lives is a spiritual event that has results or fruit that can be observed by others, some physical, some spiritual. How all of that works or how God does things can't always be understood by human reasoning or logic. He's much bigger than us.

    There are many things even Christians don't understand, hence what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13:12.

    Best wishes...
    Posted 03-05-2015 at 11:25 PM by ardvark71 ardvark71 is offline
    Updated 03-05-2015 at 11:35 PM by ardvark71 (Added information.)
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    John 8:12


    No offense taken and I wish you the best as well.

    Take care...
    Posted 03-04-2015 at 12:28 PM by ardvark71 ardvark71 is offline
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    John 8:12

    Originally Posted by ardvark71
    you're not open to hearing them. They're not acceptable to you.
    They aren't acceptable because you haven't answered them. How could a loving, personal creator willingly destroy a single human life (let alone nearly 100 percent of the population of earth) and not be considered "conditional love"? If you can answer that, you'll get further than most.

    Originally Posted by ardvark71
    We're going to have to agree to disagree and leave it at that.
    And there is the de-facto disengagement I run into when discussing beliefs with Christians. I sincerely thank you for taking the time to discuss this with me.

    I appreciate the fact that God gives you peace, and I wish you the best in your pursuits. I hope I haven't ruffled your feathers too badly =)
    Posted 03-04-2015 at 07:15 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
    Updated 03-04-2015 at 07:21 AM by rocket357
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    John 8:12

    Honestly, at this point, I don't think continuing to try and answer your questions would be fruitful because you're not open to hearing them. They're not acceptable to you.

    We're going to have to agree to disagree and leave it at that.

    Best wishes...
    Posted 03-04-2015 at 12:04 AM by ardvark71 ardvark71 is offline
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    John 8:12

    Correct, but I don't drown my children for stealing.

    On a tangent, ten generations from Adam could potentially give a population of thousands or millions (depending on how many children each generation averaged). Let's say 5,000 for ease of numbers (assuming each generation's pairs had between 4 and 6 children, which seems quite conservative of an estimate). God's magnificent creation, to that point, then, had a 99.9984% failure rate. But it's free will, right? So *our* free will drives us apart from God. A characteristic of the created disappoints the poetic.

    There is a huge difference between willingly murdering basically the entire population of the earth (something that not even Stalin or Pol Pot managed to accomplish...something *Satan* has not accomplished...think about that) and disciplining children for even a severe judgement lapse. Nothing my children could do would *ever* make me want to destroy them. Does God lack unconditional love, yet expect it of us?

    Put another way: Suppose the promise of heaven weren't part of the picture. Would you still serve God? How can you prove the selflessness of your servitude when the whole ordeal is rewards-based? How can an omniscient God, unwilling to meddle with free will, know what you will do?

    While we're at it, explain to me why Abraham was tested (Issac). Since God is omniscient, the test was for Abraham (i.e. God already knew what would happen, if you overlook the omniscient/free will part). What point was God trying to make in proving to Abraham that he could murder his own son?
    Posted 03-03-2015 at 08:34 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
    Updated 03-03-2015 at 09:53 PM by rocket357 (added emphasis to a particularly poignant point.)


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