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Suggestions & Concerns / Two-Factor Authentication
« on: January 23, 2018, 09:29:21 AM »
Anybody interested? I just implemented a TOTP based (those little 6 or more digit codes that facebook etc uses) for another project and it was fairly low impact.

Arts & Entertainment / Nemesis to Piano Man
« on: January 23, 2018, 08:43:10 AM »
Just love it. Really unnerving.

The Lounge / MOVED: Viola.
« on: January 22, 2018, 07:49:55 AM »

Philosophy, Religion & Society / What did christ give us?
« on: January 21, 2018, 12:32:43 AM »
Did he give us a body of mythology, where he curses fruit?

Or is it a bit more that. Did he, or whatever it was, did Christ give us forgiveness?

Flat Earth General / Wardlaw's Thoughts on Electric Moon
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:46:38 AM »
David Wardlaw Scott, author of Terra Firma, has talked about how he feels the moon may indeed be 'electric.' This would provide serious attack against the idea of luna. Unfortunately, he doesn't delve into details.

Are there any flatists amongst us that believe in this? Can you give me a good argument towards an electric moon rather than than a bioluminescent or otherwise lit moon?

Flat Earth General / If The Earth Is Round, How Does The Sun Stop Midsky?
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:43:16 AM »
I have brought this up before and there have been no responses that can discount Joshua's long day in Joshua X. I ask again, if the earth is indeed round, then how can it suddenly stop its rotation to allow the sun to sit in the sky for an entire day?

What is global warming but just round earth theory once again failing to predict the seasons accurately and account through ad-hoc hypothesis? If a theory truly is to be falsifiable, it can't explain away these with hypothesis after hypothesis. The truth is, the round earth theory predicts stars - not the seasons. They have even went so far as to recursively define this, such that Spring starts based on the movements of the stars - not as any man would know from common sense the tell tale signs of the seasons.

Suggestions & Concerns / New Years Changes
« on: January 09, 2018, 10:27:01 AM »
We'll be doing the tech side of things a bit differently as the year goes on. We'll be moving to a continuous integration setup, nicer servers probably, and starting to build out test cases for existing and new features. New features will have a 1:1 relationship with cards either in a nicer tool such as Pivotal or Jira, or more likely in trello. I'll look into what we can do to integrate this with the tech suggestions board. They will also require a pr and code review to bring them into the codebase. We will also be moving our repositories from the private bitbucket to either a public or private github to leverage some of their tools with circleci.

What does this mean aside from a shit ton of work for John?

It should mean when I make a change, or fix something that is broken, it will remain fixed. It should allow more visibility into progress on our various needs here on the forums and the front end of the site, and taking from our sister site's playbook it should provide us a workflow for introducing changes done by generous users like you, who may want to contribute.

This is all setting down some needed infrastructure so we can start looking a bit more seriously to the future of our web presence, including paving the way to the introduction of new services for everybody here as well as new forum features and improvements.

Anyone that wants to help, let me know and what you are good at. I'll add you to a new trello board and we can start things up.

Is it?

I hear every day I'm a cult, leading cult folks, and doing cult things. It sounds fun - its not for me though. Do you tend as folks to believe any idea against your belief (likely the most common beliefs) are cult behavior? how do you react to them?

Flat Earth General / Has anyone else ever been outed at work?
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:35:53 PM »
I outed myself today at work on accident as a flatist. Anybody else ever gone through this?

Flat Earth General / Cause and Correlation
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:02:16 PM »
Obviously it does not, as I said. On the other point, correlation is still more than nothing.

The only means we have to determine causation is through correlation, is this not correct?

The question is simple, should Science be funded by the government, or by other means?

Announcements / I'm in another book!
« on: November 30, 2017, 10:18:05 AM »

For those with a tight change purse, its the interview for Paste Magazine.

Flat Earth General / F. Gregory
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:47:45 PM »
Assistant surveyor F. Gregory , and Mr. S. Trigg, in a short exploration trip to the eastward of the Geraldine Mine, had succeeded in discovering a large tract of good country, well grassed. . . . Mr. Gregory, in hip report, notes a 'difference of 17 miles in latitude and something more longitude, throughout the eastern portion.' between himself and Mr. Austin - a difference which he cannot account.


Flat Earth General / List Of Things That Don't Exist To Round Earthers
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:00:16 AM »

  • Their Five Senses

If all your sense experience, during your entire life, tells you directly that the earth is flat, why would you be so foolish as to ignore it? It would be as if everybody told me that fae existed. It would be foolish for me to believe in fae based off this tertiary evidence.

Flat Earth General / Columbus Was A Flatist
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:08:46 AM »
Charles Johnson, former President of our society, knew that Moses, Washington, and Columbus were flatists. In 1980 he talks to this:

"There was a dispute on the ship, but it was because Columbus was a flat-earther... The others believed the Earth to be a ball, and they just knew that they were falling over the edge and couldn't get back. ... Columbus had to put them in irons and beat them until he convinced them they weren’t going over any curve, and they could return.”

Do any flatist's here agree with Johnson's view?

Announcements / Unexpected downtime
« on: November 10, 2017, 09:01:52 AM »
Today, last 5 or so minutes. Going to have a stern talk with our hosting provider.

We may be moving to a new enterprise level host in the next few weeks.

Flat Earth General / Londoners (believers) available for interview
« on: November 10, 2017, 02:56:16 AM »

Announcements / Unexpected downtime
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:49:11 AM »
About 10 minutes, 10 minutes ago. I assume this had to do with our server provider. I'll be contacting later to make sure.

Announcements / URLs changing
« on: November 04, 2017, 08:26:26 AM »
As I go through these migrations, we'll be moving our subsystems to various smaller servers.

This is what we are looking at: -> ->
/home -> / or /cms

This isn't the best SEO wise, so let me know your thoughts. This is to facilitate some upgrades intended for speed and security.

The Lounge / New Job
« on: November 03, 2017, 10:12:33 AM »

I'll be starting in my new position as Senior SaaS Software Developer in the next couple of weeks. It's work from home, a raise, and a slightly better title; so you might be seeing more of me around here. I still am going through an interview process with a larger company, so if that goes through I may ditch the work from home, but still pretty excited.

Flat Earth General / Spanish Members Available For Interview
« on: November 01, 2017, 09:48:53 AM »
Do we have any active spanish members that wish to be interviewed?

Announcements / Administrative Log
« on: October 30, 2017, 12:03:20 AM »
October 2017
Updated SMF to 2.014
Update Tiki to 15.5 LTS.
Update Composer libs

Performed Database backups
Performed some database operations in preparation for platform.
Started migration of home.

Removed Tintagel theme. (sorry to the few users still on this.)

Announcements / Degraded Performance
« on: October 28, 2017, 11:48:35 AM »
There will be degraded performance today, unfortunately, as I address some issues that have obviously come to a boil

Announcements / Downtime Saturday Oct 28
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:20:34 AM »
Our friends in 'Indonesia' have attacked us again (and what timing...)

I'll be hiring a security consultant to address these concerns. I will likely be hiring these guys, or someone from within their organization:

Announcements / Hiring Security Consultant
« on: October 28, 2017, 10:19:24 AM »
I'll be hiring a security consultant to look over our site and analyze the vulnerabilities and the recent attack.

Announcements / We Need Bloggers!
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:36:08 AM »
We really do. Please send me a message!

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