Sunday, November 19

And now, some drive-by on religious deception

This is going to be a totally embarrassing write-up, I expect. But I need to get this off my plate.

I ran across recently, and ... well...

Article 1
WE AFFIRM that God has designed marriage to be a covenantal, sexual, procreative, lifelong union of one man and one woman, as husband and wife, and is meant to signify the covenant love between Christ and his bride the church.
WE DENY that God has designed marriage to be a homosexual, polygamous, or polyamorous relationship. We also deny that marriage is a mere human contract rather than a covenant made before God.

Exodus 21:10 "If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish."

Article 2
WE AFFIRM that God’s revealed will for all people is chastity outside of marriage and fidelity within marriage.
WE DENY that any affections, desires, or commitments ever justify sexual intercourse before or outside marriage; nor do they justify any form of sexual immorality.

Maybe worth reviewing Joshua 2 here?

Article 10
WE AFFIRM that it is sinful to approve of homosexual immorality or transgenderism and that such approval constitutes an essential departure from Christian faithfulness and witness.
WE DENY that the approval of homosexual immorality or transgenderism is a matter of moral indifference about which otherwise faithful Christians should agree to disagree.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 "All things have time, and all things under the sun pass by their spaces."

Why am I raising these issues?

Overpopulation, overbreeding, fake morals.

By placing too much emphasis on those parts of the Bible written by this guy:

Acts 8:3 "But Saul greatly destroyed the church, and entered by houses, and drew out men and women, and betook them into prison."

... you lose out on what the rest of it was really saying.

Thursday, July 20

Vacuum barriers and wiring

Back when I was semi-seriously thinking about printing semiconductors, one of the issues which stalled me was figuring out how to put wires through the vacuum chamber without destroying its integrity.

I stumbled over one approach:

No idea what pricing looks like at dev scales nor production scale.

I also have no idea about cutting holes (and cleanup) without wrecking everything. But I seem to remember some chambers come with holes already in them.

Friday, June 30

USA Voting


Apparently, the Trump wants state voting rolls - details, names and voting history.

People are assuming that this is at the citizen level but given the level of laziness in most discussions I have no clue if that is correct.

But this got me to doing a little research on the history of voting and what the constitution says about it. Turns out that the constitution says nothing about how citizens vote. It's all about how the electors vote.

But, also, how the electors are supposed to vote has little to do with how citizens vote.

My reading of the constitutional voting process goes like this:

Given a list of candidates, the electors go through each pair of them and each elector chooses one over the other. Note that this becomes exponentially time consuming if the ballot is large.

Then, if there are ties, Congress chooses from the "top five". (Note the Senate, though - just the house.)

Do they do this? Probably. I'm not actually sure though...