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  1. And of precisely equal importance, be sure to pester Him for His blood type and favorite cheese too.
  2. Tune in next month for "Lucifer, the Misunderstood Teacher and Friend to All Mankind." I'm starting to get the impression they know nobody actually reads the articles so they're just farming out the content from a special ed creative writing class.
  3. As in "If I know I'll have to stop drinking so much of it?" 😜 There are a lot of drinks that use coffee or coffee flavoring. White Russians and Colorado Bulldogs use kahlua, Sicilianos use cold brew coffee, Irish Coffee, Italian Coffee and several other variants are regular hot coffee spiked with different liquor, etc. Find yourself some Primitive Baptists to hang out with and they can probably tell you more details.
  4. Much cheaper and 15mpg in a high clearance four wheel drive. I'd love to make a camper out of one of these. They sometimes have some nice 6WD vehicles there too, but the only one I'm seeing right now is a soft top troop carrier. Hard shell is pretty much a necessity around here given the spring hailstorms.
  5. And no doubt the millions of high resolution photos of virtually every object on public display in the cathedral, including every inch of the architecture and ornamentation, pretty much guarantee that everything lost can be accurately reproduced for future generations to at least not have to guess at what it was like.
  6. Ok, tell me if I'm reading this right; Presbyterian A, raised in the Presbyterian Church or any other except LDS, can get an EE and attend BYU by being a good Presbyterian. Presbyterian B, raised LDS, baptized at 8 and later, regardless of timing, converted to Presbyterian, cannot, since one of three things will have happened; name removal by request, excommunication for joining another church, or whatever bishop hasn't encouraged the first or initiated the second won't sign an EE because B isn't an active member of the ward. In any case, B cannot attend, regardless of how well his faith and BYU's rules are followed. IMO, this would be another case of punishing the (now adult, in this case) child for the parents' actions, since I doubt anyone can argue that a child in an active LDS household isn't under extreme pressure to be baptized, etc. Certainly beyond any reasonable expectation of an eight year old to stand up and say "no, I believe another path is true." It would also likely create ill will where none already exists, assuming B wasn't substantially resisted in conversion by others. I wouldn't expect such a situation to be very common, but not unheard of either; perhaps B is respecting, to the extent that his faith allows, his parents' desire to see him follow the normal path of a LDS young adult by attending BYU. Perhaps he has siblings attending and wants to spend that time near them. He could want to attend for as many reasons as any other non-LDS potential student. Is it then right to turn him away for a decision effectively made for him a decade or more earlier?
  7. Oooh; we can call it G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate.
  8. And here we have an excellent example of dedicating learning time to things that don't matter; if the Articles were randomly renumbered, would it impact the way one lives them in the slightest? It's right up there with spending more time memorizing dates than gaining a deeper understanding the significance of what happened on those dates.
  9. Look into commute/utility riding. It's easier to get the miles in if you're also getting something done at the same time, plus outfitting a decent bike for it opens up your options a lot. My commuter needed very little extra stuff to prep for a couple of overnight camping trips, and aside from the trailer, a lot of it stayed as commute gear afterward. Current job hasn't really left me much time to do anything worth posting, but this goes over some of my gear and one overnight camping trip. The small panniers on the front in the fully loaded pics are big enough to hold two 2-liter soda bottles each, and the large ones are twice as big. The trailer holds roughly as much as all four panniers, with the added benefit of being easier to strap even more stuff on top of its bag, or just get silly without the bag. Walk the hills if you have to, but every time you get off to walk, note a spot 20-50 feet farther on and make it your goal to ride that far next time. If you're riding that route daily, you'll surprise yourself with how soon you're pedaling the whole trip.
  10. Because his powerful message makes you want to seek forgiveness for your unclean thoughts and ways?
  11. Yeah, Nelson may have just been waiting until after the Sabbath to admit he's been Jewish all along. I mean, have you ever actually seen him eat a cheeseburger?
  12. Can I still hold out hope that they'll announce revelation banning cheap toilet paper from all Church buildings?
  13. Knowing that somewhere off camera, Uchtdorf is listening to that list of names and feeling great comfort that he's no longer stuck having to pronounce them all.
  14. Ok hackers, forge up some records and get PC on the Conference speakers list so he can start this.
  15. I actually passed my Extra radio license and a college math test with slide rules when my calculators had dead batteries.
  16. Dodge and block. Nothing is more infuriating to someone that really wants to punch you than not being able to. Yeah, not having the ability to send them to outer darkness does make it harder.
  17. Full immersion makes it so much harder.
  18. Good for messing with people too. My K&E is in the living room, I have a Pickett in my room, and a cheap plastic 6" simplex in the visor pocket in the car for quick calculations. Odd part about the 48G, though, was that for less complex calculations, somehow keying them in RPN would somehow trigger me to do them in my head and I'd write down the correct answer without ever looking at the screen.
  19. Every now and then you can catch a really good deal on eBay, but what I'd like is a true 48G in every way except USB rechargeable. They do tend to eat the AAAs pretty quick. Fortunately, there are reliable alternatives.
  20. Really? I'm currently ignoring the Xubuntu software updater sitting in the task bar telling me they screwed something up yet again, because I know if I let it update today it'll be back tomorrow to tell me today's was yet another screwup. I've dumped more than one app I otherwise quite liked because they insisted on turning notifications back on at every update. Don't get me started on their idiotic "oh, you bumped the screen, and now we're going to berate you for not carpooling 4 miles to your 4AM shift."
  21. Then we'd just have more imbeciles claiming to be scientists. Their jobs should be exceptionally hard. Base twelve seems to work fine for everybody that uses a clock. Besides, I deal with measurements from 1/32" to 288" all day and the only time we use feet is when checking what size pallet to ship it on because those are only marked in feet. For fractional measurements, powers of 2 work well because it's relatively easy to estimate one more than the measure shows with a high degree of confidence.
  22. Sounds more like you need a pet bat.
  23. That doesn't apply to the really crazy ones like Pentecostals, does it?
  24. Oh sure, next you'll be expecting a bunch of Utah kids to stop drooling on themselves and licking the windows.