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Humans have the capacity to expand, to explore, to create. When other animals have all of their needs met, they mostly just lay around and do nothing (look at a zoo for an example of this). However, when we fulfill our basic needs, we can expand further, learning, creating, expanding, improving our society for others and beyond what we now consider possible.

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I am put into dismay when I look at the world sometimes. I feel like we all are either struggling and striving to find purpose, or have put ourselves into a false sense of security, ignoring the issues of the world by fulfilling personal comfort and living for themselves.

Parents' least favorite research paper:

> Conclusion. -- The meta-analytic synthesis of the studies to date found that sugar does not affect the behavior or cognitive performance of children. The strong belief of parents may be due to expectancy and common association. However, a small effect of sugar or effects on subsets of children cannot be ruled out.

Bible study 

Hello, tomorrow (Saturday) we are doing a Bible study at 19h UTC.

We will be studying John 6.

As usual, anyone is invited to join and participate if they would like.

To join just click this link:

Is it unwise to invent new words for the name of a new company, website, or project?

I have a habit of coming up with names by manipulating Greek words until I get something unique.

I think it would very interesting to meet up with some people from the Fediverse in real life.

There certainly are many others in my area who are on the Fediverse, considering the population and the reputation for the area to be a haven for technology enthusiasts.

Sorry, this is a popular misquote of C.S. Lewis. I just realized that.

Here's the context of the quote. He was actually *disagreeing* with the point.

> Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose. If love is to be a blessing, not a misery, it must be for the only Beloved who will never pass away.Of course this is excellent sense. Don't put your goods in a leaky vessel. Don't spend too much on a house you may be turned out of. And there is no man alive who responds more naturally than I to such canny maxims. I am a safety-first creature. Of all arguments against love none makes so strong an appeal to my nature as "Careful! This might lead you to suffering". To my nature, my temperament, yes. Not to my conscience. When I respond to that appeal I seem to myself to be a thousand miles away from Christ. If I am sure of anything I am sure that His teaching was never meant to confirm my congenital preference for safe investments and limited liabilities.

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"Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose."

C.S. Lewis

Good evening or ! How are you all doing today?

Using a laptop with 3GB of RAM makes me despise Electron applications all the more. 300MB of RAM is now significant.

I am now using a Lenovo Thinkpad T400 (2008) as my daily driver.

I just logged into an old Twitter account, and got this popup:

vaccine passports, privacy 

Vaccine passports worry me. Not because I'm afraid to get vaccinated or against the idea, but because of the implications for privacy and bodily autonomy.

I won't say much more because my explanation won't do this position justice, but the EFF has written some explanations with some very real examples of how they can and will go wrong.

We don't know about each other unless we interact. So feel free to reply, favorite, and boost . 🙂

“Violence never really deals with the basic evil of the situation. Violence may murder the murderer, but it doesn’t murder murder. Violence may murder the liar, but it doesn’t murder lie; it doesn’t establish truth. Violence may even murder the dishonest man, but it doesn’t murder dishonesty. Violence may go to the point of murdering the hater, but it doesn’t murder hate. It may increase hate. It is always a descending spiral leading nowhere. This is the ultimate weakness of violence: It multiplies evil and violence in the universe. It doesn’t solve any problems.”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Why do people have to attack each other constantly? That just makes everything worse.

Bible study 

We will be reading and discussing John chapter 6 in about one hour. 19h UTC, or 12h PST.

Anyone is welcome to participate, as always.

Simply click this link to attend:

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