Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
Last Chance - Get 15% off sitewide on Slashdot Deals with coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" (some exclusions apply)". ×

Comment Re:More than two sides (Score 1) 1306

You can not take every word in the Bible literally. It was not meant to be a literal factual scientific document. It was written to teach people the Word of God.

How do I know which words are literal and which are not? How can I learn the Word of God if what is written in the Bible can't be understood by reading?

Do I read the book and know, in my heart, what is and what isn't? What if I find that none of it should be taken literally?

Do I seek out someone to tell me which words are literal and which are not? There are so many people that want to tell me how but they all tell me different things. Is an older church better? A newer church? A popular church? One that supports a more literal interpretation or a less literal interpretation?

Should I listen to you? You say you have it all figured out. So does the Pope. And Warren Jeffs. Why would I listen to you instead of one of them? Why would I listen to one of them instead of you?

Comment Re:Just unplug the damned things, people! (Score 2, Insightful) 222

Turning a computer on can take several minutes of repetitive, non-productive work. You need to boot the system, log in, open applications, open documents, and find you place in the documents. This can take several minutes.

Standby mode takes care of this hassle at the cost of a few Watts of power. Now they have a way to get the benefits without using those few Watts of power.

"...uphill both ways..."

Building translators is good clean fun. -- T. Cheatham