It is I think almost impossible to beat a good book however and both Harry Potter and Game of Thrones are as good as their genre can get.
Agreed. You can either do it differently, or you can do a mediocre job.
That's why adapting the book word for word is just silly. Taking a good director and allowing them to interpret the book as they want, this is a good move. It's not a sure fire way to earn lots of money, but it's the only way to try to get a great movie.
Same with e.g. Get Office, where it seems like a lot more users may appreciate the convenience of one-click installation of the Office subscription tied to their Microsoft account when it used to require finding the disc/downloading the installer again, finding the product key... etc.
Which is true, right up until Get Office is a horribly coded piece of crap and still gets installed (and doesn't remove itself) regardless of if Office has actually been Get-ed. And reinstalls itself every update...
If I were naive I would blame it on an Apps inability to detect if other apps were installed. But that would be just stupid, right?
I have used Norton 360 on home computers, and it was very , albeit the culprit might have been the Parental Control feature. Randomly blocking Internet access in a way that makes the browser loading spinner spin forever. And sometimes it did this:
And I hated those big-ass colourful popups saying I should renew the subscription, that started every year at least two weeks before the expiration date.
Unsurprisingly shoddy journalism. I couldn't quite believe this - so I looked up Zurich's newspaper reporting on this. Turns out the guy had also posted offisive remarks to an animal rights protection group calling them antisemites and fascists. Then he also liked some defamatory posts.
We need to get Mike Zucchiniberg to implement flagging for libel on FB so this goes much faster.
well, then, i mean I agree, this kind of shit shouldn't be followed, but if it doesn't count, why the hell is it included in the printout of your "wholly good, wholly truthful and wholly worth following" book
It's not that it doesn't count. It was a covenant formed with the Jews during a period of time when having wars would be necessary. The Law wasn't a set of rules leading to perfect behavior. It was a set of rules that best fit the time and produced the best society for the context and circumstance.
No. Galatians 3 is pretty clear that the Law's purpose is to bring us to Christ. The Law was purposely written to be impossible for us to keep in order to emphasize that faith, and not works, is the Way to avoid condemnation. See also Romans (especially chapters 3 and 4).
the only difference is that christianity was forced to get significantly more sane
Yeah. Jesus came up with a new set of guidelines for producing a better fit religious culture for modern times. People were really upset that Jesus did that, so much so that they hung him.
Yeah, he made the rules easier to follow by stripping away the traditions that had built up around them.
And then pointed out that following the Law meant even keeping absolute control over your own thoughts and emotions, so that looking with lust is the same as adultery and hate = murder. OH, WAIT........
Why is a god not capable of changing the ruleset to fit the times?
It's not that He can't. It's that God wouldn't. Abrogation is not something that can be found within the pages of the Christian Bible. On the contrary, God is described as never changing His requirements for mankind's behavior.
It shows that people were unable to follow the law, or any set of laws, due to imperfection.
It shows how God guided Israel through that period of time.
Yep. They couldn't properly obey the Law then; we can't properly obey the Law now. The Law is our truancy officer to keep bringing us back again and again to make us realize that we need a Savior; we cannot do what we want (no matter how good we or others think we are) and expect good to ultimately come from it.
is the same kind of abomination as any other religion, even islam.
The whole point of your post is to show that Christian is just as bad as Islam, and yet you only proved that Christianity was able to adapt and Islam was not.
Which makes for a really funny paradox. The Christian God is unchanging and steadfast, yet Christianity and whatever culture it encounters have mutually adapted to each other (except for the core part of Christianity, which is concerned with the core of Man).
And the Muslim god is described within the Koran as fickle and unknowable, yet Islam demands that all cultures submit to it.
@Zecc when I was a child, if I asked my dad for a pencil he'd always have a tiny stub. I used to think he kept pencils for ages to get everything out of them but years later he told me it was because he always sharpened them with his penknife and kept breaking the graphite when he did, so each sharpening would take loads of length off the pencil
When I enter certain categories in Meta, it randomly scrolls to and highlights a certain topic. If I then try to go to another page, it returns me to the page I was on, rescrolls me to the same topic, and highlights it again.
It consistently returns me to the same topic in each category:
I'm pretty sure browsers will always detect my Surface as a device with an accurate pointing device, which is not how I use it most of the time, so I doubt the API is reliable. Also, according to caniuse.com, Firefox doesn't support it.
@blek I reported that ages ago while it was still in beta. That bug, and the inability to dock the inspector inside the main window are my main two gripes. I kinda soldier on though, let's see how long it takes before it pisses me off.
@anonymous234 Yeah, but that was actually a good idea because, most obviously, they sold another product out of it. But more importantly because Nintendo understood their audience. In the NES days, it took dedication to beat video games thanks to difficulty making up for short game length due to limited space. If you are dedicated enough to actually want to beat your games, then you're probably dedicated enough to subscribe to a magazine about games that gives you tips on beating them (or share a friend's).
Whereas... the Snapchat developers believe their users will be dedicated enough to figure out their interface because... what, peer pressure? I guess that works for some people. And they aren't really gaining anything from making their interface hard to figure out.
I have a Kindle hooked up with my local library - just filled my list again. But it's not nearly as long as I'd like - I keep finding interesting books, then discover they're part of a series. And the stupid library only has books 2+3, or 1+5, or some shit like that. (A lot of my reading is on the train)
From what I gather, the forum was deeply disgusted at it since way back when. From then on it became @aliceif's responsibility to soak up any wayward rainbows that appeared into herself on order to protect her fellow neticens from the horror.
Well, yeah, it is all a conspiracy. The problem is, the conspiracy is between the ears of each and every one of us.
"The greatest strength of The Conspiracy is that it doesn't exist.
The greatest weakness of The Conspiracy is that it does."
-- me, after reading Illuminatus! for the first time and repeated several times over the past 25 years. I still insist it makes sense, at least to me.