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Ask Richard Dawkins About Evolution, Religion, and Science Education

rhartness If God were real would you want to believe in Him? (1142 comments)

I am curious. Assuming of the many the many religions of the world, if one of them were correct and your observations/assumptions of life and spiritual existence were wrong, would you want to know the truth and have a change of "heart"?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Richard Dawkins About Evolution, Religion, and Science Education

rhartness Interaction with Christians Evolutionists (1142 comments)

There is a small percentage of Christians, such as myself, who adamantly believe in both evolution and Christianity. We believe that scripture must be read and interpreted through a context that understands that scripture should be interpreted by first considering the culture of the original audience. As such, we believe that the "historical" aspect of the Biblical account of creation isn't as important as understanding the purpose and point of all of "creation", humankind and who we are in relation to our creator. My intent is not to lecture on the creation of mankind. Instead, I am interested in knowing if you've ever spoken or debated much with other Christians who have similar beliefs as myself. For many of us, evolution is unquestionable! However, the sheer existence of such truth does not exclude the fact that a creator couldn't have been a part in the process. Much of your Christian (or other religious) interactions that I've observed tend to involve arguing against the most commonly propagated beliefs of creationism. I am interested in your thoughts, on such a different perspective, as my own. Please comment. Thank you so much.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Found Calculators?

rhartness Re:Beowulf Cluster (302 comments)

Oh I can. It be about as fast as my x386 from 1990.

more than 2 years ago

At local midnight on the last day of the 2008 ...

rhartness Re:Missing Option : Blowing Sh*t Up! (301 comments)

I would have just shot milk out of my nose if I had been drinking any. I live in the South-East US and I couldn't get to sleep last night because people were blowing things up from 10:00 PM until well past mid-night.

I guess it was a good night-- there have yet to be any reports on the local news of anyone blowing off any fingers or setting any homes on fire.

about 6 years ago

The Smell of Space

rhartness Re:How do you smell space? (70 comments)

Wow, guys. You didn't even need to read the article-- the summary states that this is the smell of the MIR space station.

more than 6 years ago



Looking for an Excellent Resources on Excessively

rhartness rhartness writes  |  about 3 years ago

rhartness writes "I am a long time Software Engineer, however, almost all of my work has been developing server-side, intranet applications or applications for the Windows desktop environment. With that said, I have recently come up with an idea for a new website which would require extremely high levels of security (i.e. I need to be sure that my servers are as 100% rock-solid, unhackable as possible.) I am an experienced developer, and I have a general understanding of web security, however, I am clueless of what is requires to create a web server that is as secure as, say, a banking account management system.

Can the Slashdot community recommend good websites, books or any other resources that thoroughly discuss the topic of setting up a small web server or network for hosting a site that is as absolutely secure as possible?"

CAPCOM's Okami Boxart Displays IGN.com Logo

rhartness rhartness writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rhartness (993048) writes "PhotoShop Disasters has found what appears to be the absolute worst piece of gaming box art, ever. It's not that the image itself is horribly made — it's the fact that some graphic designers at CAPCOM stupidly decided to take an image for their own game from IGN.com and forgot to remove IGN's watermark. The original story can be found at Kotaku with zoomed in shots of the watermark."

rhartness rhartness writes  |  more than 8 years ago

rhartness writes "I've been a software engineer by profession for a few years and a programming enthusiast for much longer. As my experience has increased, so has the size of the projects that I have had to work on. Testing software has involved trying to do everything I can think of that the end user might try to do. Hopefully, this will break the application if there is a bug within my code.

The current project that I am working on involves numerous tiers within a smart client environment. Trial and error testing is no longer sufficient — there is simply to much that could happen.

Searching the internet for software testing resources provides quite an abundants of information but it's often quite philosophical and verbose. What are some practical resources that you fellow slashdotters use for testing your software projects?"


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