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General Discussion / Re: Dead Forum
Last post by Pete - July 21, 2020, 05:53:00 pm
Quote from: JakeELee on July 21, 2020, 01:13:07 pmOut of interest are the bots smart enough to get a confirmation email and "reply"? I'm not much up on technology, just interested.
Some are.

Ever heard of a honeypot? That's been our most effective measure for stopping bots.

General Discussion / So on the topic of hell
Last post by JakeELee - July 21, 2020, 03:20:18 pm
As the title says - hell.

Is this loving? Is it correct or right? Again I am curious as to what you believe?


General Discussion / Re: Dead Forum
Last post by JakeELee - July 21, 2020, 01:14:08 pm
Quote from: Foadle on July 17, 2020, 08:16:53 pmI can only agree with that to a point.  Every one has their own lives and certainly there are things that will grab people's attention more than others.  However that does not make a subject any less important.  Sadly, it is often the more important questions that people are reticent to discuss.

Music and gaming forums certainly have seen a surge, yet how do they impact real life?  You start trying to discuss real issues and people are less willing to come forward because attacks on those who do not believe what another does can often turn into a mob mentality and so people begin to feel it is not safe to discuss anything that does not fit in with new ideals about WOKE culture.

Another problem here is that Pete had inadvertently stopped new people joining this forum...with a lack of new blood it was bound to die.  Now that that has been rectified the forum is starting to get a little more life.

What is WOKE culture? Not heard that one before....
General Discussion / Re: Dead Forum
Last post by JakeELee - July 21, 2020, 01:13:07 pm
Quote from: Pete on July 17, 2020, 09:33:31 pmActually to clarify, shutting off new registrations was intentional. After months of no new members and very little traffic, it became an immense burden dealing with the spambots. Every day I'd have dozens of registrations sneak through, with all sorts of spam. So when there was next to nothing going on here, I shut off registrations so I didn't have to spend a half hour each day cleaning up the spam.

I've re-enabled registration with some new measures in place to thwart the spambots, which is working relatively well now. A few still manage to sneak through, but it's manageable.


Out of interest are the bots smart enough to get a confirmation email and "reply"? I'm not much up on technology, just interested.
General Discussion / Re: Good Christian Books
Last post by jiminpa - July 21, 2020, 12:18:48 pm
Shameless plug for my pastor's book, (I really think it's good), Culture of the Few, by Brad McKoy.

The first 3 chapters changed the way I see myself and God for the better. It's written to Christians, assuming familiarity with scripture, so he doesn't spoon speed a lot of verses.
General Discussion / Re: Fun story.
Last post by jiminpa - July 20, 2020, 07:22:48 pm
If "flows brokenly" refers to mild whitewater then yes. If not, I may be using it wrong.
General Discussion / Re: Retirement Sucks
Last post by JohnDB - July 20, 2020, 05:29:36 pm
I seen the MRI...
My patella is sitting off to one side. There is a lot of wear and damage to the cartilage in the groove my kneecap rides in.

It sits crooked. And there's a flap in there as well. So much that it sounds like a drumstick hitting that empty block when walking up the stairs or ladders. Which is how my femur became bruised begin with. (You can hear it across the room...it's loud)

So some silicone in there will smooth out the rough spots. (Nothing is growing back at this late in life)

Might need to cut some tendons to even things out too.

But with some orthodics in my shoes, tape, and exercises to strengthen particular muscle groups I got a chance.

It's not perfect yet but it hurts a lot less.
General Discussion / Re: Retirement Sucks
Last post by flaglady - July 19, 2020, 04:43:52 pm
I can promise you that silicone injections won't work, not at all. What you need is a patellar grove surgery to create a proper track for the patella to ride in and a patella button if you don't already have one. Either that or reconstruction of the ligaments - see image - that keep the patella in place.

Please don't let that doctor inject your knee with silicone. It sounds to me more than likely he doesn't have a real clue how to deal with your problem and what he is proposing will likely cause more harm than good.

General Discussion / Re: Fun story.
Last post by flaglady - July 19, 2020, 04:38:08 pm
Quote from: jiminpa on July 18, 2020, 02:27:58 pmriffles
Hi Jim - this word is new to me. But I Googled it and found this definition a rocky or shallow part of a stream or river where the water flows brokenly.  "the river's sweeping riffles and deep pools provide a superb habitat for salmon". Would this be correct?
General Discussion / Re: Curious
Last post by Pete - July 18, 2020, 09:26:49 pm
Each experience is unique. Sometimes experience follows belief, sometimes belief follows experience. 

The feeling of God's unconditional Love for me is one of those things where it's hard to tell what came first. Knowing and understanding that there is nothing I can do to separate me from His Love is a knowledge that lead me to an experience, a feeling as you said, that God Loves me because He is Love. Not because I earned it. In fact, when I deserve it the least, that is when I experience it the most. 

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