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Percy
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Message 676 of 711 (849225)
02-28-2019 3:31 PM
Reply to: Message 671 by ringo
02-28-2019 11:08 AM


Re: click buttons for cheers
ringo writes:

I've had that happen from time to time for years. It happens a dozen times or so and then it works.

The old server used to go through periods where it would be slow for no discernible reason. I was never able to track down why, but my guess is that over the years the software updates became less and less compatible with the underlying OS and with each other. One thing that helped was restarting Apache once per hour. If anyone ever noticed that the website would be unavailable for a few seconds at 4 minutes after every hour, that's why.

Anyway, when the old server was being slow then Ajax requests would suffer a timeout and the request would be canceled, meaning that your "cheer" or your "acknowledge message" request would be ignored.

This shouldn't happen with the new server because it is in the cloud, meaning that we don't actually have a physical server. We're actually just running on a virtual machine that can run on any physical server of the right type (there are increasingly expensive tiers of speed and capability). I'm hopeful that software updates should be less of a cause of problems, but we'll see.

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Message 677 of 711 (849227)
02-28-2019 3:38 PM
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02-28-2019 12:42 PM


Re: click buttons for cheers
Phat writes:

You must mean this.

Yes, that's the one. Ajax is what allows just part of a webpage to be updated. A request to the server is made for information, and that information is used to change the webpage, for example by adding a "cheer" image. The webpage that you see in your browser has an internal representation, and by making changes to that internal representation you can change just portions of the webpage, instead of redrawing the entire webpage.

--Percy


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Tanypteryx
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Message 678 of 711 (849261)
03-02-2019 12:42 PM


Why no promotion of proposed topics?
RAZD's topic proposal The first Universal Law of the Universe

My topic proposal Swift End to Evolution’s Big Bang


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 679 of 711 (849271)
03-02-2019 3:23 PM
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03-02-2019 12:42 PM


Re: Why no promotion of proposed topics?
Sorry I overlooked these. Both look like well thought out topics.

Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. ~RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith

You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

Subjectivism may very well undermine Christianity.
In the same way that "allowing people to choose what they want to be when they grow up" undermines communism.
~Stile


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Message 680 of 711 (849274)
03-02-2019 7:39 PM
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03-02-2019 3:23 PM


Re: Why no promotion of proposed topics?
Thanks.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Theodoric
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Message 681 of 711 (850599)
04-10-2019 8:19 PM


The personal insults from Faith are getting out of hand. When Faith is allowed to continually make personal attacks the quality of discussion drops drastically. I request that she be asked by Admin to stop with the insults and personal attacks. I do not hope for or want Faith to restricted in any way. I just want Faith to be held to the same rules as everyone else.

Thank you


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 682 of 711 (850600)
04-10-2019 8:20 PM
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04-10-2019 8:19 PM


I can't point out that your point of view is culturebound and historically challenged? But that's the whole point. Duh.

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Message 683 of 711 (850604)
04-10-2019 8:42 PM
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04-10-2019 8:20 PM


Faith writes:

I can't point out that your point of view is culturebound and historically challenged? But that's the whole point. Duh.

It was pretty clear that Theodoric was referring to things like, "Gosh you're not very bright are you?", and so forth.

I will do as Theodoric requests and ask you to please keep your focus on the topic and rather than on bad mouthing your fellow debaters.


--Percy
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Faith
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Message 684 of 711 (850606)
04-10-2019 8:46 PM
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04-10-2019 8:42 PM


And calling me an indecent defender of an evil racist regime led by evil racist men which I answered in terms of culturebound historically challenged selfrighteousness doesn't count of course because such leftist attacks are quite acceptable.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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Message 685 of 711 (850607)
04-10-2019 9:03 PM
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04-10-2019 8:46 PM


No, it's not acceptable.

Perhaps only those willing to keep their focus on substance and the topic will post from now on.


--Percy
EvC Forum Director

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Theodoric
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Message 686 of 711 (850830)
04-15-2019 11:36 AM


Concerning the topic
Any practical use for Universal Common Ancestor?

As Dredge has admitted that he will not accept any scientific arguments, this Topic should either be moved to the Faith forum or just shut down. Dredge started it in the Science forums and pretended that scientific explanations are what was sought. We have known from very early on that this was not true. Dredge has admitted that this topic was not started for scientific discussion but instead was started to troll supporters of the scientific method and to put forward a faith based argument.
The whole premise of this topic is a violation of Forum rules and should be either shut down or moved to a Faith forum.

Dredge writes:

I've actually covered this before: I believe "God's finger" in evident every time a species from one genus appears to "evolve" into a species of a different genus


Dredge writes:

You expect a religous (non-scientific) theory to have a practical, scientific application?

Please see
Message 491


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


  
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Message 687 of 711 (851514)
04-25-2019 7:21 PM


About Discussion in the The Right Side of the News (formerly In the News) Thread
Let me say a few words about discussion in the The Right Side of the News (formerly In the News) thread. One effective technique when the facts are not on your side is to ignore the facts, muddy the waters, distract attention from the topic, and get personal. What is an effective technique when someone is employing this tactic? I'm not sure I know, but I am sure it isn't to join that person in the mud.

--Percy
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Faith
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Message 688 of 711 (851515)
04-25-2019 7:29 PM
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04-25-2019 7:21 PM


Re: About Discussion in the The Right Side of the News (formerly In the News) Thread
THE FACTS ARE ON MY SIDE YOU IDIOT!

Edited by AdminPhat, : inappropriate ranting

Edited by Admin, : Unhide text.


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Message 689 of 711 (851891)
05-03-2019 11:39 PM


The Mad Censor
I suppose protesting the actions of an admin who has apparently gone psychotic is futile but I'll post it for the record. He is censoring my posts at a totally wacko rate without any rhyme or reason that I can see. Since he is the owner of the site he is within his rights to do that I suppose but why not just suspend me? It makes him look truly crazy to do this.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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Message 690 of 711 (851896)
05-04-2019 12:45 AM
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05-03-2019 11:39 PM


Re: The Mad Censor
He is censoring my posts at a totally wacko rate without any rhyme or reason...

I searched each page of Faith posts at "The Right Side of the News (formerly In the News)", for the phrase "Edited by Admin", and only found one message where Admin had done an edit, which was to change the display size of a youtube video.

Might we have a clue where some of the censorings might be found?

Adminnemooseus


Or something like that©.

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