June 19th, 2002

Pikachu on the computer

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"so *THAT'S* why it was so damn slow!"
I xhost mozilla off a fast machine in my apartment to my laptop coz it's so slow.
I logged in interactively to see what's up.
The box was at a load average of 9.80.
I had 9 crashed mozilla processes eating CPU like a mofo. I was swapping. (It's a fast raid array I have my swap on, and the machine's in a different room than I am in, so I didn't notice)
Anyway, it looks like some of the processes are as much as 4 days old. oops.
It runs much faster now.

Is it time to pick up my phone yet?
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    Pikachu Village Choir - Pikachu Song

Is pizza free as in beer, free as in speech, or both?

So I am sitting here eating free pizza, and I wonder. I know it's free as in beer, but is it free as in speech?
Then I thought:

  • It's free to disassemble
  • The recipe is everywhere
  • You can freely modify it and distribute it
  • You can create derivative works
  • You can't keep pizza to yourself. Take it to a party if you think you can....

What do you think?
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    Pikachu Village Choir - Pikachu Song

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[12:42] xxxxxxxxxxx: my ap is like blinking
[12:42] xxxxxxxxxxx: ones working on it
[12:42] noweb4u2: hahahahah
[12:42] noweb4u2: hahahahahaha
[12:42] xxxxxxxxxxx: like all 3 lights
[12:42] xxxxxxxxxxx: :]
[12:42] noweb4u2: hahahahhahahah
[12:42] noweb4u2: ahahahah
[12:42] noweb4u2: so you noticed
[12:42] noweb4u2: I 0wned your shit
[12:42] xxxxxxxxxxx: hah, you know the password
[12:42] xxxxxxxxxxx: what did you do to it?
[12:43] noweb4u2: told it to blink all the lights
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Some people wonder where my stance is on religion.
I think of it this way:
I'm supposed to be Catholic. After some thought, I could never be part of a religion that condones the abuse of children in any form. I don't care what they say, they were condoning it because they are undergoing a shortage of priests, and didn't want to discharge the ones they currently have. I can see their position, it's just unconsiciable (sp?).
I believe in Jesus, like Christians, and I believe in having a close, personal relationship with God - which many christians seem to decry, mentioning that all salvation goes through Jesus. Jesus may have saved me, but God created me. I pay my respects to both, thank you.
I believe that most, if not all, forms of organized religion are hypocritical, and many engage in sacreligious behaviors, some even cause their followers to leave, and depart from the faith, because they teach from the very beginning (contrary to the bible, IMHO) that you can't have Faith without Religion. I think that's the biggest crock of crap that any church has said. It's so obviously self serving. Faith in God is different than participating in religious exercise. Some places even teach that as long as you go to church, you're going to heaven, and if you don't, you're going to hell. It doesn't matter how you live your life to them, as long as you tithe weekly. Screw that. That's nonsense. Even the Bible states that those who don't believe in God (that's right, you don't even have to believe in God) will be given the chance to decide if they believe in God, and go to heaven, or they will go wherever else. I personally don't believe in Hell. I don't know where bad people go, but they'll find something undesirable in the afterlife, that's all I know about that.

Nothing bothers me more than fundamentalists of any religion. Baptists in particular I find quite insulting to me, personally, proclaiming I will burn in hell if I'm not going to their church. Don't worry, God has a special way of dealing with those who mislead the flock. (This I bring up because a local baptist minister was going door to door yesterday, and I finally had to tell him to get the hell off my doorstep because he just wouldn't leave. I was busy, and the last thing I wanted to do after a 14 hour day was debate religion with a baptist minister).

Either way, I believe that anyone who does good deeds, and lives their life to help others, will be rewarded in the afterlife. Those who choose to life a life of sin, have the chance to ask for God's forgiveness, and join us up there, and those who choose to deny the obvious will be sent somewhere undesirable.

But enough about me. Does anyone else have beliefs in religion that diverge from those of an organized one? I'm not talking about "alternative religions" like paeganism, or anything like that, but where your beliefs diverge significantly from any organized religion of any sort, including athiesm.
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