Setting up a new network with some new equipment at home, and I think the most important step appears to be the first one:
1. Never use any software that comes with hardware accessories. Delete it immediately and/or never open the install disks.
May the fleas of a thousand camel infest the pubic regions of whoever the marketing twit was who decided to turn the Tumblr dashboard into an advertising billboard which CANNOT BE TURNED OFF!
If we could block users, like you can on twitter, that would be great. Most ads I don’t mind, but can’t the “ignore” button do something useful?
Mostly, if there was enough water on Earth to flood the world, the world would always be flooded. When the waters of the “Great Flood” receded, where exactly was it that they supposedly receded to?
Well, if they were taught like I was in Sunday School at a Southern Baptist Church, it may have had something to do with water receding to polar ice over centuries, but it didn’t matter how it happened, or even if it was a literal worldwide flood.
It was pretty obvious even to 6-year olds that two of every animal wouldn’t fit on any one boat, and we were taught Noah was real but there had to be more happening than he could have ever known. Otherwise it didn’t make sense. So we imagined.
As a little kid, I used to imagine many different Noahs all around a humid world, all with their own sets of animals, while mountain ranges and highlands were crowded with as-yet-unnamed species of fauna and flora. I pictured the ark landing on an island mountain like one of those, one left untouched by the water and still habitable.
It’s amazing to think how heretical all of that would sound to today’s fundamentalists, when it seemed perfectly normal to me back then. Perhaps it was only told that way to us kids, but the replacement of spiritualism with literalism is the main reason I can’t go back there.