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  1. Old Comment

    Another Pointless Endeavour

    "Really? When did BSD systems become distributions?"

    I understood these were being referred as OSs/not-distros in the preceding quotation.

    ...I used to call directories "directories" ever since DOS had it, but sometime along the way it seems to have becamo synonymous with "folders", and in the pre-google era of "search engines" I thought there was some ambiguity when speaking of "directories", so I almost use "folders" nowadays.
    Posted 08-10-2015 at 12:14 AM by the dsc the dsc is offline
  2. Old Comment

    Run your Ubuntu/Debian 64 bit system with kernel 4.1.3!

    Softpedia 150808:
    Arne Exton, an independent GNU/Linux developer, known for many Linux kernel-based operating systems, posted an interesting tutorial a couple of days ago about how to install the latest Linux 4.1 LTS kernel on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, or Debian distros.

    Read Softpedia's article...
    Posted 08-09-2015 at 04:57 AM by exton exton is offline
  3. Old Comment

    ExTiX 15.3 with LXQt 0.9.0 and kernel 4.1.0-3-exton

    ExTiX 15.3 LXQt version 150808 is now on the front page at Distrowatch.com - http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=09053

    I guess this fact will dramatically increase ExTiX's download rate: http://sourceforge.net/projects/extix/
    Posted 08-09-2015 at 12:07 AM by exton exton is offline
  4. Old Comment

    Another Pointless Endeavour

    (Grin) I nearly added something to the effect that "doing something in order to learn" is worthwhile reason for doing something, but I couldn't word it to my satisfaction.

    Oh, well, it will get sorted. The Linux landscape, for example, is littered with defunct distros that someone once thought were good ideas.
    Posted 08-06-2015 at 08:46 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
  5. Old Comment

    Another Pointless Endeavour

    I have nothing against people doing things, because they can, as a hobby. Trying to combine two systems as a learning experience might even be useful, but trying to create a hybrid as a serious project to fill an imaginary gap in the computer landscape is another matter. I would disagree, but would understand, if someone wanted to create a new BSD system on the Arch model: rolling release for computer hobbyists. But replacing FreeBSD's package management tools with Arch's strikes me as utterly pointless.
    Posted 08-06-2015 at 07:04 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
  6. Old Comment

    Another Pointless Endeavour

    For many persons, "because you can" is all the reason they need.
    Posted 08-06-2015 at 03:45 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
  7. Old Comment

    Another Pointless Endeavour

    Regarding the "latest and greatest" software version (yes, it's old, but like BSD packages, still strangely relevant):

    http://i.imgur.com/HTisMpC.jpg
    Posted 08-06-2015 at 10:07 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
  8. Old Comment

    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
  9. 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
  10. Old Comment

    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
  11. Old Comment

    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
  12. Old Comment

    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
  13. Old Comment

    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.)
  14. Old Comment

    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
  15. Old Comment

    Taken out by Duct Tape!

    "Developers", go figure.
    Posted 07-31-2015 at 12:46 PM by Habitual Habitual is offline
  16. Old Comment

    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
  17. Old Comment

    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
  18. Old Comment

    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
  19. Old Comment

    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
  20. Old Comment

    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

  



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