Tuesday Highlights

Good morning.

  • This reminds me of a joke I like. A couple returns from a night out and the sitter has some news winning the “most unexpected bad news award”. The sitter says, “Everything was OK, the kids were great, dinner went find, but … there was some static on the TV, so I had the dog put to sleep.”
  • Not quite as bad as the unintended consequence of the Spanish grandee that started the slave trade to the new world … but not good.
  • I’ve never heard of freezing drives.
  • Where “left-ism” is “only skin deep” by Steve Sailor.
  • Being Elijah.
  • A discussion on torture begins. A reply.
  • In the midst of a discussion on Justification and the first century Jew, Adrian makes an interesting claim, that racism is always the result of pride (and a superior view of ourselves and our cultural groups). Fear (or distrust) of “Other”-ness, I think, does not always have pride at the root.
  • Community and gadget at The Cerulean Sanctum.
  • Brandon at Siris talks on abortion and makes a good point against the “any stick” syndrome (and that’s not his only point so go read it).
  • Examining Pullman’s complaints, which seem to follow the common “I don’t believe in the God you don’t believe in either.” by the internetmonk.
  • God, forgiveness and remarks culled from some (as yet unread) books on my shelf.
  • Consumer or citizen? An interesting contrast.
  • Christian and government, from two or three.net. My thoughts are in the comment.

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  1. DLE says:

    Mark,

    Thanks for the link to my post at Cerulean Sanctum on community.

    BTW, a co-worker of mine and I used to do tech and network support at NASA. We once interviewed a guy for a job with us, and when we asked him what to do with an unresponsive hard drive, he said, “Wrap it in aluminum foil and stick it in the freezer for a few hours.” My co-worker and I, both of us having done IT for years, nearly burst out laughing. The guy didn’t get the job (for other reasons).

    One day, my co-worker came in with what was a dead drive. As a joke, I said, “Well, why not stick it in the freezer?” We were nearly in tears from laughing as we wrapped the thing in aluminum foil and stuck it in a freezer.

    At the end of the day, we got it out, hooked it up, and darn if that thing didn’t spin right up! We saved all the files off that drive, too. After that, we must’ve recovered at least two other “hopeless” drives that way.

    Needless to say, I don’t laugh at that technique anymore! 😉