So what about "Manage Add Ons"-> "Disable" does not work?
Everything. I have been continuously testing that fact since a co-worker was the victim of a java exploit. Whether it's disabled or not, IE loads Java exactly the same.
I have convinced several non-technical people to stop using IE all together when I could conclusively show them that there was no practical way to disable the Java plugin... Choir preaching over.
While Firefox and Chrome allow practical and real disabling of the Java functionality in their browsers, only Chrome offers really practical functionality for plugins (yes, I'm aware there are several other browsers out there that people deeply love, however testing in the above three tend to give proper rendering on all for web elements, so I don't plan on expanding my repertoire).
In Chrome, if the Java (or Windows Media Player, etc.) plugin is requested by a page, users are prompted to give domain specific permanent access to the plugin or allow it for one-time use. As ridiculously problematic as Java is from a security perspective, it is also extremely useful for enterprise-level products that use it exclusively for powerful web-based back ends (Cisco firewalls for one).
Many preconceptions and interpretations about the original biblical text will have to be changed.
And when you find that the main conception that needs to be changed is the idea that there is some material in the scrolls that has been hidden from the public or horribly distorted is simply false, I'm not sure anyone will take the time to amend their preconceived notions. I think the larger disappointments will come when the people who read an article that hyperlinks to a history of the Council of Nicea that immediately contradicts the author's assertion that "the early church dropped most of the languages and most of the text when it decided what Christians would consider "true" from then on" at this council.
I am sure that all of the bishops at this council were just itching to start a government conspiracy to lie to all the people that they sacrificed their body parts for in order to speak news of hope and salvation. It must really take a lot of work to get so many people to be burned in pitch on the sides of streets for their testimony about Jesus Christ in order to help the one burning them spread a huge conspiracy through the ages.
WHY NOT believe in the thing that makes cars, go, planes fly, drugs work, farms more productive, computers work, metals strong...
I'm not sure that I can fundamentally make the jump from matters of engineering - that rely on the fact that things are the way the are and do the things they do - to matters of the origins of the cosmos without a few steps laid out in between. If Henry Ford told me that the Earth was created by Martians, I am not required to believe him because I can't understand the intricacy of the internal combustion engine.
Science == miracles on demand
Not sure I've heard it stated so that I can take it on science or on faith that the creation of the universe is repeatable and demonstratable. (Though that doesn't mean it hasn't been stated, please correct me if you're more informed)
It's nice to be close to someone, feel their skin and feel how you're inside them. Be it with love or not.
Agreed. It is. However it's beautiful to know beyond any shadow of a doubt that someone loves you.
The one thing we know for certain is that the cost will not go down. When all the oil goes away, its replacement will cost more, and the oil companies want to be the ones collecting that money.
This seems a bit pessimistic. Coskata is one such potential replacement company that is currently ramping up production of their method for producing practically pure ethanol. Not only can it be done from cheap inputs such as human waste and used tires, but it only costs about $1 per gallon. Further, they are partnered with the automobile makers and not the fuel providers. It seems like some cause for hope from new players in the market. www.technologyreview.com/Biztech/20056/ Further, they plan on licencing their technology so that companies can produce their own fuels from their own byproducts.
You have a tendency to feel you are superior to most computers.