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Old 02-09-2002, 01:11 PM   #61
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Originally posted by trickykid
all i am saying is, lets get back to linux...

The funny thing is that if you ever tried this conversation on a windows forum the level of intelligence in the answers compared to this would be somewhat lacking..
 
Old 02-21-2002, 06:07 PM   #62
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kinda on the same topic, looking for a good how-to site for newbie. Ive been readin some good stuff, but am a total newb. Usin mandrake 8.1 with blackbox only(by choice). I wanna use less x, more commands, but I cant do anything(like grab mp3s from cd, and store on hd. Anyone know of good sites? Thanks
 
Old 02-21-2002, 06:33 PM   #63
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Whew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Been reading some of the posts in this thread..................judging by the posts only..........I would conclude that there are some highly intelligent people in here. However, when I read the posts about gravity and protons , neutrons, etc, etc. I have to interject something that would normally cause the orbit of most people of ya'lls caliber to go elliptical.

GOD...........when you can't really stick a tag on something....it takes a leap of faith.


Can't wait for the insightful replies. I do mean that, some of ya'll have impressed me with the amount of thought that you put into what some would consider incidental or fleeting questions.
 
Old 02-22-2002, 04:54 AM   #64
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There was a small questions/answers thing about proving/disproving the existance of God in my local paper recently. Although I am a devout Agnostic, I thought the best was:

God is all powerfull and all knowing. When He created the Universe he knew everything that would happen to it, even what he himself was going to do. Because of this, it can be said that God has no will of his own, and so therefore cannot be all powerful, and so cannot exist.
 
Old 02-22-2002, 08:08 AM   #65
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Originally posted by Thymox
There was a small questions/answers thing about proving/disproving the existance of God in my local paper recently. Although I am a devout Agnostic, I thought the best was:

God is all powerfull and all knowing. When He created the Universe he knew everything that would happen to it, even what he himself was going to do. Because of this, it can be said that God has no will of his own, and so therefore cannot be all powerful, and so cannot exist.
Alright, I think we need to stay focused on Linux here. Talking about the Universe and time travel was one thing, religion is a touchy subject and we shouldn't get anywhere close to that in this forum.

Thanks.

-trickykid
 
Old 02-22-2002, 10:29 AM   #66
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Ideas that seem like paradoxes to our human brains may not be valid when applied to the realm of God.
 
Old 02-22-2002, 10:52 AM   #67
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Old 02-22-2002, 10:56 AM   #68
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Originally posted by Thymox
There was a small questions/answers thing about proving/disproving the existance of God in my local paper recently. Although I am a devout Agnostic, I thought the best was:

God is all powerfull and all knowing. When He created the Universe he knew everything that would happen to it, even what he himself was going to do. Because of this, it can be said that God has no will of his own, and so therefore cannot be all powerful, and so cannot exist.
firstly and ironically, by these very statements, you state your belief in the existence of God. Something must exist in order for you to deny it. secondly, if u knew a car was heading for you and you had time to run away but chose not to, i don't think that means that you have no will of your own. your argument does not hold water.

Please note that i do not mean offense and you have every right within your power to be an agnostic. however, all i'm pointing out is the errors in your statements above.

in any case, sorry about this post trickykid... i know i'm probably not helping. i'll not speak on this henceforth... perhaps it is time to ask jeremy to delete this thread...

Last edited by gui10; 02-22-2002 at 11:04 AM.
 
Old 02-22-2002, 11:04 AM   #69
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Gui10 - I fully understand that in order to deny something, it must exist, but I think you should re-read my post. You might notice that I stated that the quote (sorry, I didn't put quote-marks around it, I thought it would have been obvious) was from something in my local paper - it was not my own belief. I do not necessarily subscribe to the author's ideas or ideals, but considering the other offerings in the newspaper were all from religious leaders of whatever denomination and that this one was not, I thought it gave greater thought to the whole process of belief. As for the Agnosticism - it is not that I do not believe, it is that I do not know what to believe.

Sorry for the continuation on this, Tricky, but I do not find it acceptable for people to post replies when they have not fully read what was stated. This, as far as I am concerned, is the end of the matter. I understand that I am a guilty party for posting the offending material, and I appologise if it rubbed anyone up the wrong way.
 
Old 02-22-2002, 11:07 AM   #70
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Sorry for the continuation on this, Tricky, but I do not find it acceptable for people to post replies when they have not fully read what was stated.
i offer you my fullest apology. i was under the false impression that you wrote something for some editorial or exam or something.

also, i edited my quote to make it less offending. it was about the same time you posted your reply. i take full responsibility for that any misunderstandings caused.
 
Old 02-22-2002, 11:31 AM   #71
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maybe not delete but closing the thread is long overdue...

-trickykid
 
Old 02-22-2002, 11:37 AM   #72
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Oh My Goodness

I didn't realize a brouhaha would break out. I'm a Christian so God is axiomatic for me. Back to the task at hand. I'm currently install Slackware 8.0! I plan to use it as a replacement for my Windows NT server at my church for setting up kids games across our LAN. Anyone have any insight about Slackware and Samba??

 
Old 02-22-2002, 10:45 PM   #73
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i've never touched samba before... but according to finegan who tried it, it's a pain...
 
Old 02-23-2002, 08:08 AM   #74
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I've set up a little Samba file server and mail gateway with Slackware at my wife's small business. It works, but it's *not* a PDC, it's just part of the workgroup. Samba's not easy to set up, but there are people who will help you get going. :-) I've done a little walkthrough for those brand new to it that should at least get you started.
 
Old 02-23-2002, 07:56 PM   #75
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid

Alright, I think we need to stay focused on Linux here. Talking about the Universe and time travel was one thing, religion is a touchy subject and we shouldn't get anywhere close to that in this forum.

Thanks.

-trickykid
Actually, the Judeo-Christian Bible gives
several incidents of
Time Travel.
To deny one may deny the other.
Just a point of logic.

Not making any other statement.

Actually good advice you gave.
 
  


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