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Kenny Strawn
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Asus C201 Crouton install. Desktop = Xfce; GTK theme is Radiance with some of my own… personal touches.
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A discussion in the comments section of one of +Sean McDowell​'s YouTube videos inspired me to start this series explaining why it's physically impossible to earn one's way to salvation, contrary to atheists' claims.
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Been reading an electronic (Google Play) version of Frank Turek's book "Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make their Case". A question suddenly popped into my mind as a future response to the claim by atheists that because they simply lack belief they don't have a burden of proof: If atheism is simply the lack of a belief in a divine entity, than what differentiates atheism from agnosticism? Turek can and does use the below three points to differentiate between the two; unfortunately most atheists fail to even consider this.

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First, if atheism is merely a lack of belief in God, then atheism is just a claim about the atheist’s state of mind, not a claim about God’s existence. The “atheist” is simply saying, “I’m not psychologically convinced that God exists.” So what? That offers no evidence for or against God. Most people lack a belief in unguided evolution, yet no atheist would say that shows evolution is false. Second, if atheism is merely a lack of belief in God, then rocks, trees, and outhouses are all “atheists” because they, too, lack a belief in God. It doesn’t take any brains to “lack a belief” in something. A true atheist believes that there is no God. Third, if atheists merely “lacked a belief in God,” they wouldn’t be constantly trying to explain the world by offering supposed alternatives to God.
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An agnostic is one who lacks belief, e.g. is "unsure" whether or not a divine entity like YHWH exists. Not an atheist. We Christians, at least, have eyes to see this distinction; the fact that atheists don't is the biggest piece of evidence out there that atheist logic is flawed.
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+Vini a.k.a SThrill You clearly don't know what an atheist is. Go ahead and post in the seeker section if you want to discuss and learn further.
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Thank you again, +Sean McDowell​​: "Important post" is an understatement. The denialist BS that the sex industry is propagating in the days leading up to #SB50 couldn't be better evidence of how greed is a breeding ground for hypocrisy — all the more reason why we as fellow believers need to take action against this.
In a recent plea to journalists, supporters of the sex industry called increased sex trafficking at large events, such as the Super Bowl, an urban myth. “There is no myth about it,” affirms human...
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Finally! Incremental nonetheless, but I'm glad I didn't have to manually flash this one.
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+Joshua Cataldi​ Used Crouton on my Acer C720 (old Chromebook; just got an ASUS C201 for Christmas) to flash MPZ44Q onto my AT&T N6, and it worked. OTA'd to MPZ79M, then MPA44I… then flashed a second time to update to Marshmallow final build when it was released. Definitely interesting to watch the pre-releases evolve, that's for sure.
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Apologetics Events  - 
 
Those who either live in SoCal (South OC to be specific) or plan on visiting in early March might want to consider this. Greg Koukl of +Stand to Reason​​​​​​​ will be speaking at the same event (Weekend in the Word) hosted by my home church that +Sean McDowell​​​​​​​ spoke at the past two years.
Weekend in the Word 2016. Friday, March 4th & Saturday, March 5th. Weekend in the Word 2016 will feature Greg Koukl, founder of Stand to Reason, a highly regarded speaker, author, and apologist. Greg has been featured on Focus on the Family, the Christian Broadcast Network, and Lee Strobel's ...
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Especially sign-worthy for those whose only development machines are Chromebooks
With most web-based integrated development environments (IDE's) designed for hosted but not packaged Chrome OS apps, Google released the Chrome Dev Editor (CDE) as an alternative for the latter. Not only could you write HTML5 and JavaScript but it was also possible to compile Dart code on a Chromebook as well. Fast-forward to seven months ago, on June 2, 2015, however, and Google discontinued CDE development. The rationale? Other stuff works...
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As a software development student, I cannot possibly provide a better solution to the "problem" of evil for visual learners to understand than this JavaScript pseudocode
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+Rob Trindade that is one of the failures of communications via social media. Ones intentions can be severely misconstrued. I meant no ill intent at all.

What others believe is strictly up to them but if I see something that is contrary to the truth I will certainly make my point of view known or I will insert my agreement or assertions. If someone disagrees I do not begrudge them of that right.

I am always willing to have a conversation with any other willing participant in a respectful and polite manner.

If I choose to take up an argument I do so because what I believe is supported. I don't just make flippant statements.
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"In a group of seven thousand accused persons brought before the Inquisition in Valencia, only two per cent were tortured and such torture, as lamentable as it might be, was restricted to a maximum of fifteen minutes. This compares very favourably with the torture suffered by English Jesuits, such as St. Robert Southwell, at the hands of Elizabeth’s chief torturer, Richard Topcliffe, and, for that matter, the torture carried out by the Obama administration at Guantanamo Bay."
A sobering comparison of the results of the Inquisition and secular torture.
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Nice article but a little too much of a political slant. First, it was the Bush Administration who first initiated torture at Guantanamo Bay. And I remember when Obama tried to close the detention center in his first term, there were many people from both sides of the political spectrum who opposed him or who disagreed with him. Also drone attacks are not akin to torture; this is fallacious (the author seems to be equating the two). You can use that to show that Obama is a hypocrite the same way you can use the actions of the Bush administration ( invading Iraq on very questionable premise, torturing prisoners, preemptive strikes) to show that he was a hypocrite as well. The fact of the matter is both sides are hypocrites.

Also it is possible that Obama does not know the details of the Spanish Inquisition. I didn't know many of the things about it mentioned in the article until I read it just now.
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▶ Release / Update Discussion  - 
 
Today's #ChromeOSCanary update (7884.0.0-50.0.2633.3) sets "chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md" to "Material" by default. That, however, is only a first step…
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+Mike McLoughlin​ That flag is available in previous iterations as well; this release just enables it by default. Manually set that flag to Material and you'll see the difference.
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Blogging Ideas  - 
 
Book review: "The Beauty of Intolerance" by +Sean McDowell​ and his father, Josh. Definitely sheds some light here.
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Nexus (HOLOYOLO)  - 
 
More support for my as-seen-on-Blogger (http://strawn-04.blogspot.com/2015/09/google-flagship-outlook-2016-nexus-pixel.html) 'Nexus Pixel' theory
Given how far Microsoft has moved in Apple's direction by designing its own hardware with the Surface Pro and Surface Book, we shouldn't be too surprised to learn that Google is considering similar...
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Hopefully Google are actually able to stick with it...
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Education
  • Saddleback College
    Applications development, 2013 - present
  • El Toro High School
    HS Certificate of Completion, 2009 - 2011
  • Mira Monte Indep. Studies
    HS diploma, 2012 - 2012
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Saddleback College software developer in training (est. 1993)... who also LOVES to worship, and to study effects of ocean (ENSO) on climate
Introduction
Hello, my name is Kenny Strawn, was born on April 14, 1993, live in Mission Viejo, CA, and am currently a student at Saddleback College studying... you guessed it... software development, particularly for smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks. Have gone through three Chromebooks so far: started with a Cr-48 back in early 2011 that had a loose SATA cable to the SSD, then went on to an Acer AC700-1099 that was very fast and amazing at first, but soon became a severe underperformer, and now I'm rocking an Acer C720-2802 and loving it.

Since I have been so busy splitting time lately between Google+ and other social networks, it's been a long time since I last updated this. And since most of the content in here is ridiculously out of date (in fact, some of it even carried over from (!) Buzz), I figured this entire section deserves a complete rewrite.

I'm obviously kind of a rare mix of political positions here. There's millions of so-called "Christians" in the United States, sure... but what they practice is obviously not what they preach; in fact, the greedy billionaire Republicans in particular are in many ways completely contradicting themselves by being greedy and yet calling themselves Christians at the same time (Matthew 6:24). Likewise, there are others who do many things that are biblically correct on the financial and humility front, yet at the same time are pro-gay, pro-abortion Atheists. I, fortunately, see fault in BOTH of these positions, which is why I ended up voting for Gary Johnson (on his third-party ticket) in the 2012 election, since the choice between Obama and Romney in this case was a choice between a pro-gay, pro-abortion hypocrite and a pro-greed, pro-denialism hypocrite.

Another thing that sets me apart is that I also see that in many ways science and (wait, my pastor cringes at the word) religion are by no means one-against the other, and such relics as the Shroud of Turin (remember Ray Downing's awesome spectacle?) and many references to forensically accurate astronomical phenomena (round Earth, Earth revolves around the Sun... you know, the basic stuff that back in those days scientists frowned upon) in scripture only seem to reinforce what we know about science in general, which, along with how overplayed the evidence for Darwinism really is, is why being a software development student hasn't stopped me from continuing to be a (as anyone else would call me) Jesus-freak at the same time.

Back to the politics bit, since verses like Luke 6:24-26, 1 Timothy 6:10, and Matthew 6:24 all seem to condemn greed, they also condemn (in the modern era) the patent trolling and pervasive license restrictions that software vendors like Apple and Microsoft use to lock down their products and stifle others... but then again, I also know that HTC, Samsung, and LG can in the case of their proprietary forks of Android that they install on non-Nexus devices be just as foul as Apple when it comes to openness (locked bootloaders? Really?), which made me, back in December 2012, settle for an iPhone 4S (which was $99 with the 5 already out) instead of going for another AT&T Android device, since I am much happier with an up-to-date proprietary fork of Darwin (iOS 7) than I ever would be with an out-of-date (by several versions, at least) proprietary fork of Android.

Bragging rights
None. If there's any joy in my life, Jesus is the one who made it happen; therefore, He's the one that deserves the credit (see Ephesians 2:8-9).
Work
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Student in mobile software and Web development at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA
Employment
  • Green Thumb International
    Nursery attendant, 2013 - 2015
    Resumed the 2010-11 job in August 2013, only for a barrage of drought layoffs to commence in February 2015
  • Green Thumb International
    Nursery attendant, 2010 - 2011
  • Nike, Inc.
    Warehouse upkeeper, 2012 - 2012
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