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Got me a hardly used G&L SB-2 Tribute and I'm loving it. Finally, a passive four-sting with no tone control! Anybody have one? What are your thoughts on quality? This had the best setup I've seen in-store, and the new Hi-Beams went on great. So I'm hoping it holds this well over its new life.
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+A. V. Dolganov It's always cranked up for me, since I want full signal going to my DI.
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Every morning when I get to work, I open the lid to my Windows laptop, and immediately start typing my credentials. I keep forgetting...

"You gotta wait a few minutes..."
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+Todd Warner It's the whole infrastructure. I'm pretty much forced to use Office. Sadly, I'm getting Excel so ingrained into my brain that I almost don't know anything else. I do 99% of my own personal work on Sheets, but when it comes to certain things I still resort to Excel. But I could really do without Word, Outlook, and Power Point. They all fail, ESPECIALLY Excel, at least once a day. You should see the panic that ensues at every single meeting we have when suddenly we gotta call IT in and everyone's standing around for five minutes.

My only complaint about Google's ecosystem is that Android and Chrome are still so far out of touch with each other. One of these days, #Chromedroid  needs to become a reality. Google needs to stop buying every little thing and it all needs to get organized and slimmed down. Then Google will truly become a better alternative than Microsoft for corporate use.

Of course, I really want to get out of government contracting anyway. I'd love to run my own facility using Google products exclusively.
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The 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill is a 2015 environmental disaster at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. On August 5, 2015, when trying to add a tap to the tailing pond for the mine, employees of the United States Environmental

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Episode 41: Acts Chapter 9, verses 1-9
The Conversion of Saul (Or, "Well I Guess I'll Stop Hating Jesus Now")

- The baddest of the bad gets blinded by the light

- Not some "fell off his horse and hallucinated it" thing (no mention of a horse at all, by the way

- Now THAT'S some Bible thumping!

And now, Episode 41 of The Ten Minute Bible Hour
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I just realized that I never really made a category for the discussion of other theologies, and that would probably be more fitting for this post. But since this particular topic stemmed from our Men's Fellowship Group discussion of Ecclesiastes today, I thought maybe I would fit this in here somehow under the Ultimate Question category. I hope it isn't inappropriate.

So today we just stated the book of Ecclesiastes, and there was a small discussion about King Solomon's last days (1 Kings 11:1-6) about how he had fallen out of touch with God and into the ways of his wives. Back then, marrying many wives was quite common amongst the kingly type. That isn't meant as a justification for his actions though, and Solomon was warned against intermarrying with women from other "tribes" with other religious beliefs (1 Kings 2:1-4). Still, he married many women of another region and another religion and they played a major role in his wandering away from God's commandments (talking about the God of Abraham here).

That led me to catch the name of one of the other tribe's goddesses, Ashtoreth, which sounded vaguely like Zoroastrianism. And that is where the topic comes in. So, driving home, I started to think about these "other religions" and just how they got started. In fact, all throughout the old testament there are many, many religions that seem to spring up out of nowhere. Where do these all come from, and why do people seem to get so involved in worshiping so many gods and idols?

And just how does one form a religion, anyway? Which is the "right" religion? How do we know it is "the correct" religion? I think that question has been on most people's minds, and is a topic worth discussing. I won't go into it here tonight, but I will create another category for the study.

As for finding an answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything... good luck. Just read a little bit of Ecclesiastes. As much as you can stand. You may get as far as chapter four. But the repeated refrain is "meaninglessness." Indeed, that is one thing that comes to mind among so many atheists, as well as religious people alike, during at least one point in a person's life or another. Everybody wants to know the answer to that one. What's it all mean? Where do I look for the answer?

Going back to the topic of multiple religions, I do want to say a little bit about myself. I was raised as a Christian, more specifically "rural Baptist" if that's a denomination, for most of my life. From my late teens into my early 30s, I had kinda dumped it all in search of happiness and... whatever. Now I'm back to studying God, as a Christian, with a Biblical world viewpoint. So now that you know my bias, I hope you'll understand that I'm not necessarily trying to convert anyone. This community was formed as a way to discuss topics of theological nature away from places where such topics are often considered non-sequitur. That is all I REALLY want to do. Have a peaceful discussion. That can't happen unless I'm honest with you about where I come from.

I've been studying the new testament book of Acts through a study called +The Ten Minute Bible Hour and it has been very interesting. I encourage everyone to check it out if you're curious about the early Christian church and its origin in the world. It gives a pretty good explanation of how Christianity really got started, how it has broken off into different schisms, and why sometimes it seems like the Bible is just a bit too far-fetched to understand. Matt Whitman's observations in the study are very helpful in putting things into perspective when it seems like the book just can't possibly be true. There. Shameless plug over.

In the book of Acts, we see Christianity taking root, based on things that actual people observed and experienced, including the oppression, the expansion, the breaking up and the breaking out, and the rapid evangelism that took place just decades after the crucifixion of Christ. In many other religions, you just don't see that kind of deep rooting philosophy. My very limited understanding of Islam is that it was advanced throughout the lands by force. And surely Christianity had its dark times too... the very second a Christian even mentions Islam, ultimately the first reaction is "yeah, but the Crusades..." There were many types of crusades, many of them led by various Christian leaders of the time, and many of them were questioning each other's validity as the Catholic church was taking shape. I'm not denying that Christianity had a huge role in the murder of innocent people, and I'm not apologizing for it either. But I will say that there were some serious errors of judgement, a lot of humanism and self-gratifying endeavors, and a whole lot of retaliation going on from both sides.

Likewise, there was some pretty nasty stuff going on between Christians and Jews, and sadly, stuff like that still happens to a degree even in these times. And those are the three largest religions in the world: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in the order in which they came into existence. Judaism started with the events taking place in the Old Testament, Christianity started with Judaism (and the rejection of Christianity by the Jewish leadership of the time, before Christianity was considered a separate religion), and Islam started as something else that I don't entirely understand other than Mohammed proclaimed that he was THE prophet of Allah, and that Jesus, Abraham, Moses, and others were all lesser prophets. Maybe that is something some Muslim experts can chime in on.

Now that we have the Big Three, what about all this weird modern western stuff? I know nothing about far eastern religions, or Norse gods, or even Native American beliefs. But I can speak a little bit about stuff like Scientology, Mormonism, and even Pastafarianism. How did these get started? Where are they going? Are they serious? Hmmm... that sounds like an interesting discussion to me.

Let me know if this is something you'd like to explore. I know I need to study more about these modern western "religions" and so that should be my goal for the time being. In the meantime, if this is also something you would like to discuss with a friend, please invite them along. It could be wonderful -- or it could turn ugly, though I hope not -- if you bring back a friend or two who would have something to share with the discussion.

It's getting late now so I'm going to leave it at that for the moment. If there is enough response, I'll chime back in again tomorrow night after practice. Until then, ask yourself the following questions:

1) Is religion necessary in today's society?
2) Is there a way to tell the difference between a "religion" and a "cult?"
3) Is there an afterlife in which I should be striving for, or do we all end up worm food no matter how we look at it?
4) Where the heck did I leave my towel, anyway?

If you can't answer all of those questions, please come back or at least hit the little plus-one button. Thanks!
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1) No.
2) Doesn't matter.
3) Yes. Planning should be high on your mental agenda as your life force will join with that which you cared about most.
4) That is your journey.

5) You have nothing to worry about.
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Dear +Google:

Please just get the rights to offer all of +Nintendo's titles available for Android distribution. I'd happily pay 99¢ for a three-pack of 8-bit NES games, 99¢ for a single 16-bit SNES game, $1.99 for a 64-bit N64 game, and maybe even $4.99 for a GC game. With all of the proceeds going directly to Nintendo, maybe Google users could help finance a Nexus Wii console...

Nintendo's having a hard time selling hardware. Google's having a hard time getting Android TV games developed. It's time you two work together! Besides, having a WiiMote with voice control just makes perfect sense.

I see so many possibilities. What does this community think? Would Android TV and the Wii make sense to you? Would you buy such a beast if it were affordable?
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Baxter, you know I don't speak Greek! What? You are a whole wheel of cheese? You... You accepted Jesus as your Savior? I'm not even mad!
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I'm 37, I'm not old. And I resent being automatically treated as an inferior.
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See? I'm not crazy.

I'm not crazy.
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Having one of those days when I question why I was hired to do a job if people aren't allowing me to do my job... Especially when my job is to fix mistakes made by the very people who are telling me "no."
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The Ten Minute Bible Hour
EPISODE 40
God Loves Eunuchs
(and everyone else too*)

-Whoah, Ronny, back off a little. Getting a little too close.

-Phillip to the rescue, making sense of a very key point at a very key moment in a very key person's life

-I'm 37, I'm not old!**

-Okay, what is with the purple horse thing. I don't know if I can accept he/she to the party based primarily on its appearance from afar and I do not wish to get to know it any better for fear that in doing so my irrational fears my be quieted, knowing full well that I have issues with certain lifestyles even though God loves everyone.*

So here's Acts, Chapter 8, verses 26-40. Don't forget the bonus episode!












*Yes, EVERYONE
**Well, I can't just go around calling you "The Text Formerly Included as a Verse"










You could put me in the footnotes...












They didn't have footnotes in the King James version!










Well, I object to automatically being dismissed as an inferior verse.












Well, I am a king...






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  • Marcellus Central Schools, Marcellus, NY
    1983 - 1991
  • Faith Heritage School, Syracuse, NY
    1991 - 1996
  • ITT Technical Institute, Liverpool, NY
    2001 - 2002
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Vigo von Homburg Deutschendorf , Vigo the Carpathian, Vigo the Cruel, Vigo the Torturer, Vigo the Despised, Vigo the Unholy, Vigo the Butch
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I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.

- Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. (Canto 27)
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I have worked with some of the most brilliant people in the country on projects that most of the world has gained from and taken for granted.
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Manufacturing Engineer
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Electromechanical assembly, repair, maintenance, and operations. Electronics background, strong mechanical background.
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  • CPS
    Manufacturing Engineer, 2014 - present
    Transition Engineer at Norwich Aero/Esterline Reprocessing the process processing processes into a procedure that processors can proceed with.
  • Nesco Resources
    Maintenance Technician, 2014 - 2014
    Sperry Rail Services
  • Ensco Avionics, Inc.
    Senior Technician, 2013 - 2014
    Sr. Technician at UTAS Danbury
  • Computer Express, Inc.
    Technician, 2011 - 2013
    Manufacturing Technician at Ithaco Space Systems
  • ICM Controls Corp.
    Primary Assembly Operator, 2001 - 2011
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
    Customer Service Associate, Tool Specialist, Assistant Zone Manager, 1997 - 2001
  • True Value Hardware
    Everything, 1995 - 1997
  • Doug's Fish Fry
    Everything but cook, 1994 - 1996
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Danbury, CT - Spencer, NY - Marietta, NY - Marietta, NY - Jordan, NY - Auburn, NY
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Re-rethink how you browse the web with a self-browsing Chromebook

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Curvy in HTML5
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Curvy. Curvy is a HTML5 puzzle game using the canvas element. Just rotate the tiles so that like colors connect. No Canvas Support?! Moderni

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A Space Shoot'em'Up where you type to shoot. Made with ImpactJS: http://impactjs.com/

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Carve your own jack-o-lantern with a digital pumpkin. Procedurally generated pumpkins and raymarched carving, all running in your browser!

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Rotate the Hexagon to prevent the blocks from stacking outside the outer grey hexagon! HEXTRIS is a fast paced puzzle game inspired by Tetri

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SpaceX: Loren Thompson's Deceit
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A showcase of creative experiments programmed in JavaScript, HTML5, and WebGL.

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Do not call me anymore. I called them once for a quote several years ago and if Allstate has not got the point by now then I suggest giving me a year of free car insurance to try and convince me.
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Price is right, amenities are fair, apartments are clean. Not exactly luxurious, and it could definitely stand to be updated, but I can't complain at all. The neighborhood is quiet and the courtyard is nice. I'd give it one more star if it wasn't general parking and the electrical was laid out better. Update: Okay, on my third night staying here, I've had to remove one star. I'm sure the property manager will take care of the problem or problems shortly, to which point I can give back a star.
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This place has no business using a slightly altered version of the Christian cross as a symbol on their steeple. The whole "church" is a lie, so posing as a religion stealing symbols of other faiths is not beneath them. There isn't much beneath them, really... Miscavige is a snake to begin with.
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Funny that the Google Street View shows a police officer talking with two people directly outside. Read Beyond Belief, written by ex-Sea Org member Jenna Hill, niece of David Miscavige. The church's tax exempt status as a "religion" proves nothing; it is only a shelter that prevents the law from taking action against brainwashing, abuse, extortion, and coercion. LRH was not a prophet, he was a swindler; David Miscavige is his tyrannical warlord. I'm so happy to be a Wog and an SP!
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The Golden Era of Tech is OVER, CoB. The end of the cult is nigh!
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Oh my, REAL Mountain Dew. Not that corn-syrup "MTN DEW" crap or the retro-branded Throwback. Real Dew in a refillable bottle... if you haven't had it lately, it tastes nothing like what everyone drinks now. Brings back so many memories. I'm going to have to stop there on the way home from CT one of these days and pick up a couple cases.
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