"Thought I would add this: Characters don't necessarily represent authors, particularly in plays, where there is no narration, and Shakespeare didn't leave much in the way of commentary, not even stage directions. He explored a lot of…"
"I like the car analogy. Spin it out a little farther.
I have to have liability insurance on my car, and I can be sued for damages if an accident is my fault. So let's require liability insurance on guns.
I have to register my car…"
"Judge Moore should go back to law school, or better yet, study up for the electrolysis exam.
The Declaration of Independence is not a law, but a call to arms, and it doesn't mention God but a Creator, reflecting Jefferson's deist leanings.…"
""In other words, mind is already inherent in every electron, and the processes of human consciousness differ only in degree but not in kind from the processes of choice between quantum states which we call "chance" when they are made…"
""Supernatural" is that which exists outside the detectable natural world. Of course, as soon as we can detect something, it is revealed as part of the natural world and therefore understood as subject natural laws, i.e. the laws of…"
"Muslims should patronize Mary's Diner, unrolling their prayer mats in the busy aisles, bowing toward Mecca and praying loudly in Arabic. On Saturdays, a chorus of Jewish cantors could take the floor. And of course, we could all go…"
"Interesting analysis. I think those at the wake are wenches, wearing everyday clothes, and boys because the dead woman is poor. "Deal" is a cheap kind of furniture, and her dresser is missing some knobs. Her feet are…"
"Well, the description of the two roads in the first two quatrains shows that the speaker has no way of knowing which is the less traveled. They are both covered in fallen leaves that no one has yet walked upon. Without x-ray vision,…"
"Traitors were also dragged slowly through the streets so their heads would bump on the cobblestones, causing severe pain, but not death. Then might come repeated hangings, disemboweling, and severing the limbs while horses pulled the dying man…"
"Old thread, but what the hell. Why doubt the existence of Jesus? The existence of a wandering rabbi named Yeshua in first century Judea is a perfectly ordinary claim. Doubt the extraordinary claims: the walking on water, the…"
"Damn, I thought all these myths were true! They were ancient cultures' way of explaining the world in which they lived, when life was nasty, brutish, and short. Their gods could be temporarily swayed by sacrifices, but for the most…"
The fact that you have to wait once it fails definitely points to an overheating problem. If I were you I would (carefully) try to work out which parts are very hot immediately after it fails. My guess would be that you will find it to be the processor but it could also be ram chips or something else. Then you will have to find out if it is cooled properly - it may be as simple as reseating the processor.
Yes, it does, but not as many as I encountered in Natchitoches. My family attended the First Assembly of God there, pastored by David Allen. Things were bad enough there that at one point, back in the late 80s, the big joke around town was 'don't drink the koolaid'.
Actually, I should say that WV likely has as many fundies as LA, however, the fundies seem much more crispy fried in LA.
Natchitoches is a lovely town, but also very colorful. My twin sister lives in Pineville, but she remains in close contact with some of her Natchitoches friends. She doesn't, however, remain in close contact with me. I'm the family pariah.
Welcome to this friendly site with freethinkers who recognise that fictional gods and cunning religions continue to deceive and control vulnerable people including defenceless children. How tragic and inexcusable it is too that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.