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    John 8:12

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ntubski View Comment
    Hah The whole problem is about Satan using
    Code:
    $ git commit --amend --author=God
    Well played, well played.
    Posted 08-01-2015 at 11:10 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
  2. Old Comment

    John 8:12

    The thing I find most interesting about the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God is that it chose to make itself known only to a tiny number of people in Israel 2 1/2 or 3000 years ago and left everyone else on the planet in ignorance. I am sure the argument will be that thousands of years ago everyone forgot about God except the Hebrews, but how realistic is that argument?

    I am not proselytising against Christianity. I am using the above as an example of how any religion* is a matter faith, not rationality. One either believes or does not. Pointing out inconsistencies to a believer will not convince the person to abandon his/her faith. Likewise, trying to convince a non-believer that the deities or spirits one believes in are real, will not convert that person.


    * This also includes the world's largest religion - nationalism.


    Sorry about trolling your blog, but that is the risk of putting things on an open internet.
    Posted 08-01-2015 at 11:09 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
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    John 8:12

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rocket357 View Comment
    $ git clone https://github.com/inspired/bible >/dev/null 2>&1
    $ git log | grep Author | grep Satan
    $
    Hah The whole problem is about Satan using
    Code:
    $ git commit --amend --author=God
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rocket357 View Comment
    With God's word, it's *really* difficult to get a second opinion on the truths claimed therein. You either believe it or you do not. I suspect that ntubski falls more along the "rigor" approach (or perhaps is simply trolling =) this is, afterall, the internet (feel free to correct me, ntubski!)).

    How do you, as a Christian, bring atheists (non-believers, in general) to a place where they can see the word of God for what it really is, according to your beliefs?
    I don't think it's realistic to make non-believers start believing in the word of God (or vice versa) based on some blog posts. I'm not looking for a fully rigorous accounting of anyone's religious beliefs. I was simply surprised to see the idea that religious feelings/revelations could come from Satan rather than God. I'm curious why the same doesn't apply to the Bible.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ardvark71 View Comment
    If the Word was from Satan, do you think he would call himself a liar?
    Yes: as a strategy to convince people that the Word is not from Satan it could work pretty well.
    Posted 08-01-2015 at 03:41 PM by ntubski ntubski is offline
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    John 8:12

    Doing well, man...same ol' same ol'.

    I completely understand your point on Satan and the word of God, but I think what ntubski is asking is something that asks for a bit more rigor than "the Bible says...". It would be like me asking if Richard Dawkins is a liar, and ntubski saying "well, he's never called *himself* a liar, so no, he's not a liar".

    Therein lies the rub (for me, at least). In science, someone makes a claim, and 1700 other people test the claim. It either holds up, falls apart, or requires more research. With God's word, it's *really* difficult to get a second opinion on the truths claimed therein. You either believe it or you do not. I suspect that ntubski falls more along the "rigor" approach (or perhaps is simply trolling =) this is, afterall, the internet (feel free to correct me, ntubski!)).

    How do you, as a Christian, bring atheists (non-believers, in general) to a place where they can see the word of God for what it really is, according to your beliefs?

    (This is an honest question, I'm not trying to derail your blog again).
    Posted 08-01-2015 at 12:39 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
    Updated 08-01-2015 at 12:42 AM by rocket357
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    Automating custom Slackware install tarball and post-setup tweaks

    Alright no problem. I have you added to my github rss feed.
    Posted 07-31-2015 at 10:27 PM by mralk3 mralk3 is offline
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    John 8:12

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ntubski View Comment
    How do you know the Word isn't from Satan?
    Hi...

    Thank you for your question and for reading my blog.

    If that were true, then nothing I've described that God has done in my life would have never happened. It is not God's nature to lie or deceive. This is what Satan does and continually. That's is why he is called "The father of lies" in John 8.44. If the Word was from Satan, do you think he would call himself a liar? He wants you to believe whatever deception or lie he wants you to believe or do because his goal for you (and the end result) is your spirtual and physical destruction. Period.

    Please read here as to what that destruction is.

    @rocket357: Hey, how's the rocket man? You and your family doing well?

    Take care...
    Posted 07-31-2015 at 09:29 PM by ardvark71 ardvark71 is offline
    Updated 07-31-2015 at 09:40 PM by ardvark71 (Corrections/Added question.)
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    Automating custom Slackware install tarball and post-setup tweaks

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mralk3 View Comment
    Please be sure to post a link to your GitHub account in this comments section. I would be very interested in looking at your work.
    Regrettably, most of my work is still in private cvs repos. I've been meaning to move them to Github, but mostly haven't.

    Some of my older work is browsable at http://ciar.org/ttk/codecloset/ and my Github page is https://github.com/ttkciar/ (there's not much there).

    Most of the scripts in the ttk-slackware-customizations repo are horrible, horrible. I'll be taking advantage of this project to clean them up, and wean them off of oddball module dependencies (KS and DR, primarily). Oh yeah, a lot of them don't work without modules which haven't been added to that repo yet, too.

    It's very much a work in progress.
    Posted 07-31-2015 at 04:46 PM by ttk ttk is offline
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    Taken out by Duct Tape!

    "Developers", go figure.
    Posted 07-31-2015 at 12:46 PM by Habitual Habitual is offline
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    Automating custom Slackware install tarball and post-setup tweaks

    Please be sure to post a link to your GitHub account in this comments section. I would be very interested in looking at your work.
    Posted 07-31-2015 at 11:21 AM by mralk3 mralk3 is offline
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    John 8:12

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ntubski View Comment
    How do you know the Word isn't from Satan?
    $ git clone https://github.com/inspired/bible >/dev/null 2>&1
    $ git log | grep Author | grep Satan
    $

    (sorry ardvark71, I couldn't resist =)
    Posted 07-31-2015 at 08:44 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
    Updated 07-31-2015 at 08:45 AM by rocket357
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    John 8:12

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ardvark71 View Comment
    We rely on what He has said in His Word. That is the foundation. Because we can feel many different things, have impressions, sensations or words come into our minds but it doesn't always mean they are from God! Satan can manipulate our emotions and introduce thoughts into our head and they may "feel" right or accurate or even from God but the're not
    How do you know the Word isn't from Satan?
    Posted 07-31-2015 at 02:29 AM by ntubski ntubski is offline
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    LQ Questions of ... Question

    I still think that canned responses only go as far as the questions added to the canned response. Simply posting the canned response will never be successful if members are not asking questions as well.

    As far as burnout goes, I think that canned responses only make it worse for every one.
    Posted 07-30-2015 at 08:30 PM by mralk3 mralk3 is offline
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    Taken out by Duct Tape!

    Of all the "Oprah'd" websites I've heard of, this has to be one of the more interesting topics haha. Duct tape, indeed.

    Should advise them next time to hire a CDN for image distribution before nuking your network =)
    Posted 07-30-2015 at 05:47 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
  14. Old Comment

    LQ Questions of ... Question

    Whether scripted responses are used or individual members create their own messages to use when necessary, nothing will change without a concerted effort to change the board's culture. Whether it is because of the belief spoon-feeding is helpful, desire to accumulate reputation points, or other reasons, those people will continue to do it. That means Jeremy and the moderators educating current members by PM or e-mail when they habitually spoon-feed. Is it viable? Can the board's culture be changed? Maybe, maybe not. The point is, unless it does happen, things will not change. Personally, I doubt the culture can be changed, because it has developed over about fifteen years and is deeply ingrained in the habits of members. So I am not optimistic about the initiative's success.
    Posted 07-30-2015 at 01:28 AM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
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    LQ Questions of ... Question

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cynwulf View Comment
    Yes, poorly worded. I was referring all of the members involved in trying to resolve this, not "all members".
    Ah, thank you.
    Posted 07-29-2015 at 11:29 AM by ardvark71 ardvark71 is offline
  16. Old Comment

    Soldering Station...check!

    Yeah, I enjoy it more as a hobby than I did when it was work.
    Posted 07-29-2015 at 09:28 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    LQ Questions of ... Question

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ardvark71 View Comment
    With as many members as we have, I think even getting the majority in agreement and on the same page would be next to impossible.
    Yes, poorly worded. I was referring all of the members involved in trying to resolve this, not "all members".
    Posted 07-29-2015 at 09:19 AM by cynwulf cynwulf is offline
  18. Old Comment

    The Celebrity Life of a Blogger

    Obnoxious attitudes always come with the territory, because of my looks and lifestyle. Funniest thing is to see a a short mans disease mentality, trying to look down on me, while craning his neck to look up at me.

    I seen some of that at a posh restaurant my youngest boy treated us to. He is a metro yuppie type. Does very well in life. Better than I. We blew their minds when the valet service pulled up in his cherry 1962 Cadillac
    2 door lowrider
    . Probably making some assumptions go up in smoke.

    I know all the young girls on a Friday night at the bar started gazing like they wanted to go for a ride with us. But we had my 2 year old grand daughter and my wife as dates already.

    On your original post. I see a lot of human beings of this and earlier generation in certain environments
    with a sense of entitlement. In a stressful situation or environment. They will be the 1st to fall by the way side with the "but what about me!!!!" mindset.

    I withdrew from the world by raising my boys on the Mexican border and putting them in a school in the country in a small town instead of a inner city high school. I raised them to be independent and to self assured in their skill set as a human being. Nothing given freely with out effort given 1st.

    Seems my system bore good fruit.

    My boy used the same system when buying his house in Austin. Picking a neighborhood figuring in where his
    daughter will go to school and how the neighborhood kids are also. I have no worries about my offspring surviving in the world to come. My grand daughter is part cossack and filipino. With blond hair.

    She is gonna be a heart breaker. And we all know. Women run things though we guys like to think we do.
    Posted 07-29-2015 at 08:55 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    Soldering Station...check!

    I "learned" to solder at a very young age by watching my Dad repair electronics and build various things. I remember very vividly him building an electric motor when I was around 6 years old...he took it outside to the car and hooked it up to the battery of the car. I can still hear the sparking and whizzing sound it made when it sprung to life.

    No professional soldering here, just hobby stuff...but it's still fun all the same.
    Posted 07-29-2015 at 07:57 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Soldering Station...check!

    I've been doing quite a bit of soldering over the last couple of years. All through-hole stuff, mostly add-ons in kit form for my Raspberry Pis. I first learned how to solder as an apprentice (electrical) instrument maker, many decades ago. Bigger stuff then than now, but the same techniques apply. I haven't got a variable temperature soldering-station, just an Antec 25W iron.
    Posted 07-29-2015 at 07:39 AM by brianL brianL is offline

  



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