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MSL Landing Timeline: What To Expect Tonight

moz25 Re:crazy (140 comments)

As long as it doesn't require nvidia drivers for Linux, it should be ok!

more than 2 years ago
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Last Days For Central IPv4 Address Pool

moz25 Simple way to increase IPv6 adoption by websites (376 comments)

An easy way to promote IPv6 would be if it were know or assumed that Google assigns higher pagerank to sites using IPv6 addresses. Then it would be something that customers of hosting companies would insist on, at least.

more than 3 years ago
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Scalpers Bought Tickets With CAPTCHA-Busting Botnet

moz25 Re:Hrm (301 comments)

Whoa, that's brilliant! How about you call up the record industry executives to suggest they do just this! Obviously, none of them has ever thought "DUH, how about if WE jack up the prices?!?!?".

Or it might just be that you're not looking at the whole picture and the only value of your analysis is that it demonstrates how a generally valid theory leads to woefully wrong conclusions if boundary conditions aren't taken into account.

about 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

Why would it matter to you what most Christians believe? Are they God? Do they decide who will go to Hell and who won't?

Hell is mentioned throughout the Bible as a place where people burn:

Mark 9:43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
Mark 9:47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

In Matthew as well (although it's a furnace here):

Matthew 13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

In Revelation, we find this:

Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

It seems pretty specific, no?

Do you honestly believe God purposely tricks us by writing one thing in the Bible while *meaning* something else? The Bible ascribes such trickery to Satan, not to God.

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

And the atheists have formed their own religion.

No: if you group people by what they *don't* believe in, then that's the only common factor. They may very well believe in non-religious supernatural claims like all the paranormal mumbo-jumbo. A religion formed on that basis would be very fragile at best.

Like all religions it makes its members feel good by telling them they're better than everyone else.

It's much easier to think in simplistic caricatures, huh?

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

We probably agree on a lot more -- I think all supernatural claims, including those in the Bible are complete BS.

If one actually reads the Bible with something else than whiteout and scissors, one might see it's a horrible book with insanely crooked morals.

It's no wonder that so-called Christians are so spastic about metaphorical interpretation. It's the only way to make it look like anything remotely reasonable. For instance, I've never ONCE heard a Christian comment on Lot being *raped* by his two daughters after the genocide at Sodom at Gomorroh. What they extract is that gays are bad somehow. And that the OT is irrelevant, except if you can twist it to mean that gays are bad. Etcetera.

And that's my gripe: people make all sorts of claims in the name of God, but they cannot even back up those claims with scriptural references.

As you've seen in some replies, they prefer to attack *the person* instead of the argument.

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

It also seems these days that so-called "Christians" don't even bother to cite scripture anymore. They just make a bunch of statements about God without any scriptural backing whatsoever.

Then a minute later, another "Christian" comes along saying something completely different. With equal conviction.

The Christian God has been turned into a puppet. If it wasn't so already.

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

Never met anyone with the same viewpoint tho.

That's because it's not a viewpoint held by real Christians.

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

Well, to be fair: given that the Bible is a collection of translations of translations, etc... pretty much everything is a "version".

My point here is that if the meaning of a single ambiguous word in the whole translation chain can change the entire meaning of one of the most important sections of the Bible, then how seriously can we take the Bible in the first place?

If it's a guide to something, then to what exactly? Our pre-conceived notions perhaps? Then the Bible is nothing more than an enabler for the intellectually lazy.

Unfortunately, the so-called "Christians" seem to prefer persecuting the messenger... typical of false wannabee Christians.

I think we're in general agreement though :-)

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

My comment wasn't aimed at him.

If you hadn't been so quick to try to insult me, you would have found that out for yourself.

But hey, feel free to persecute me for telling the truth.

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

Unless you're posting under different names, my comment wasn't aimed at you.

In fact, I thought your comment was pretty good.

Sorry for any confusion.

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

Not all churches are the same. Not all Christians are the same. And not all Christians are Christians.

I appreciate that you took the time to write all the things you wrote, but.... where's the scripture? Or references that I can check for myself?

You're telling me to read the Bible. Well, I did. The KJV 1611 Bible to be exact. And I came to the conclusion that if people inject their own opinions, then the Bible is essentially worthless.

Christian A can say X about Christianity.
Christian B says !X about Christianity.

Which one shall I believe?

Obviously, I'll believe the one whose claims can be verified using scripture.

more than 4 years ago
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Zoho Don't Need No Stinking Ph.D. Programmers

moz25 Re:That is how I started. (612 comments)

So how does "over 6 figures" minus "low 90's" equal $8k? You can't be much over 6 figures then.

Also: it's only reasonable that someone with 0 years of experience gets lower pay than someone with several years. The difference will be smaller by the year.

more than 4 years ago
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Zoho Don't Need No Stinking Ph.D. Programmers

moz25 Re:That is how I started. (612 comments)

If $8k *annually* counts as a "significant" amount, then you're not making much...

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

"...you're pretty much saying that the Bible is BS"

I address the logical ramifications of his reasoning. If you can go either way with a verse depending on what *you* want it to mean, then the Bible is nothing more than an sort-of inspirational book.

"Why are you so offended by the Bible that you have to dismiss it so?"
Logical inference: why would he dismiss the Bible? What offends him?

"an you or can you not back up your claim with scripture?"....

Valid question: he has indeed failed to produce a single line of scripture. Instead, he picked a single meaning from the dictionary. Certainly, a rather intellectually limited defense, wouldn't you agree?

I am not really a Bible person, but it looks like he 'backed up' himself pretty well in the initial post.

So you admit that you're not knowledgeable, yet you wish to express your *opinion* ? Your opinion isn't worth more than *verifiable* facts, sorry.

I have been thinking of joining a church to learn about god, but sure don't want to be in one that produces petulant fundies like you.

Right. So instead of addressing the argument, you call me a "petulant fundie". Very mature of you, friend.

See that even though you're pretty negative with me, I still take the effort of actually addressing your points instead of just calling you names? That's what mature and intelligent people do, my friend.

And FYI: I don't mean the word "friend" sarcastically. Stop being so negative.

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

Anyhow the definition (and the existance) of hell is disputed among the denominations, so it would be better to skip it entirely, otherwise this is going to be a long and worthless debate.

Why? It's *clearly* described in the Bible as a lake of fire. It's where unbelievers, adulterers, etc go. There are lots of specifics on what it's like, who will go there and why.

Of course, the whole concept of Hell is pretty barbaric. It's one of those "hard parts" that some "Christians" like to pretend doesn't exist.

But the joke is on them: the more they go around claiming Hell doesn't exist, the higher the chance they'll find out themselves.

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

So you put all that effort into finding a Bible that's not altered...... only to butcher it yourself??

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

Looks like we can extend Godwin's law with comparing people to Glenn Beck :-)

You seem awfully intent on dodging the issue. All you're doing is trying to distract me with a red herring.

I ask again: can you or can you not back up your claim with scripture?

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

to signify means to convey by signs

Wait, so you're saying that whether or not we take the *opposite* of what's written in those chapters depends on the interpretation of a single word? Talk about convenience! This absurdity is obviously false. Simply look at the very next verse:

Rev 1:2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

If we look at other translations:
NIV/ISV: "He made it known by..."
NLT/ESV: "sent an angel to present this revelation"
NASB: "sent and communicated it"
GWT: "He sent this revelation through his angel..."
ASV: "he sent and made it clear by his angel"

Etcetera, etcetera.

Obviously, the writers did not intend a symbolic interpretation, otherwise they would have made this abundantly clear. It is obvious that neither the writers, nor the translators had a symbolic interpretation in mind.

The writer isn't actually confused.

Then he's misinformed, as are you: Jesus did not go to Hell. See the original text and the original meaning(s) of the word used. Also look up Hades: it's not a singular entity.

As others here have already pointed out, the location of the mark could itself be symbolic.

Could be or not be. Why not go with what's actually *written* there instead of imagining things. Besides, the subject of private interpretation has already been addressed:

2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

But I guess you'll argue that this passage was symbolic as well.......

more than 4 years ago
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Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

moz25 Re:Two things... (725 comments)

Wait, are you comparing me to a paranoid loon like Glenn Beck because.... I backed up my claim using a Bible quote?

Why are you so offended by the Bible that you have to dismiss it so?

more than 4 years ago

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