Maximum iBook RAM, Using Obsolete Tech Daily, Nondestructive Repartitioning, and More
- Maximum RAM for a Dual USB iBook
- WindowShade: Apple vs. Unsanity
- Puppy Linux Impresses
- New Mac Email App
- Using 'Obsolete' Technologies on a Daily Basis
- Multitouch iMac Coming Soon?
- Nondestructive Repartitioning
- iPad Could Replace Notebooks for Many Users
- iPad Too Handicapped and the Climate Debate
I was reading the "Compleat" guide you wrote on these machines, but I'm trying to find the unwritten info. I am a long-term Mac user and member of LEM (before it's lists moved to Google!), so I know about the difference between Apple's specs and what is actually possible.
My niece gave me her old G3/700 iBook when I returned to school. I see that 640 MB is listed as the max (128 onboard + 512 stick). Is this really the limit, or can it handle a 1 GB stick.
On the other hand, I am so far willing to abide by the posted limits on my Mac mini 1.25 GHz, because I have not seen anything about people pushing it and only a limited number of people talking about overclocking it.
The iBook is well beyond warranty, and I do have a backup for spare parts. I'm totally comfortable and experienced in taking these machines apart successfully. I have no intention of holding you responsible for anything that happens to the iBook, I was just wondering . . . in the olden days it used to be much easier to find this type of info.
All it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing!
As the owner of a 700 MHz iBook G3 that provided six years of faithful service before expiring without warning, I can tell you with certainty that 640 MB of RAM is the maximum these machines will address, alas.
I like the Edmund Burke quote in your email signature. Are you a Burke fan (I am), or did you just like the thought expressed?
From Peter in response to Waiting for WindowShade X before Going Snow Leopard:
I have been an Unsanity fan for years, but Apple does not like them, because their approach is not sanctioned by them. So months waiting for a Leopard compatible APE, until, finally they did it, to be knifed in the back again by "da Snow Cat". I am afraid at sometime they will give up.
As for Unsanity giving up, I hope not. I really don't know what I would do without windowshading. As I noted, I went without it for several months after Leopard came out, and it nearly drove me nuts. I consider OS X crippled without it.
From Dan in response to Puppy Linux for Intel and PowerPC Macs:
Hi Charles -
I always enjoy reading your articles on Low End Mac.
I just tried Puppy Linux on my Intel iMac, and despite the fact it was running off the CD, I was quite impressed with the speed of the OS.
I've tried Ubuntu in the past and have ended up frustrated with it. I think Puppy may have a great deal of potential if for nothing more than it is much more user friendly, especially for a new user.
Thanks for the kind words about my LEM scribblings - also for the positive report about Puppy Linux. Even though I'm as consummate (albeit not uncritical) OS X fan, I really want desktop Linux to thrive, and for that matter Google's forthcoming Chrome OS as well. Alternatives (especially to Windows) are always good to have.
From Dan Knight in response to Do We Really Need Another Mac Email Client?:
I think Mac users do need a new email client because Mail has several shortcomings. However, I don't think the solution is designing an entirely new client and data format. In my opinion, the ideal solution would be to take the goals for "Letter" and apply them to a new client that is compatible with Mail's email format. No need to reinvent the wheel, and users could readily migrate back and forth between the two apps, much as you do with Thunderbird and Eudora 8.
My 2¢ as a former Claris Emailer, PowerMail, and GyazMail user who finally settled on Mail because it just works, not because it's anywhere close to perfect.
Dan Knight, LowEndMac.com
Have you noticed that the obsolete peripherals tend to die way before the obsolete Mac that's running them? I just discovered my 8-year-old Epson Perfection 1250 scanner doesn't work now. The 10-year-old Pismo running it still works great though. I also had three Canon inkjet printers die on me before I finally got smart and bought an Oki C5150n color LED printer several years ago, which still works great thankfully.
I've never had a Mac die on me yet. An early adopter Mac fanboy ridiculed me the other day for having such out-of-date Macs, but I like obsolete technology. In this same room with my 10-year-old Pismo is a beautiful Philco radio that's over sixty years old, and a one hundred thirty year old clock, among other obsolete technologies. Here's a photo of my obsolete 1965 Chevrolet at the Cold War Air Museum at the Lancaster Airport in Lancaster Texas.
If you wanna see some obsolete cold war Soviet technologies, that's the place. My friends took me up in an L-39 Albatros jet a couple of years ago to fly aerobatic maneuvers. It was quite a rush . . . I'm so glad the obsolete technology held up! hahaha. That's actually me in the back seat of 909 in the photo.
I like old technologies too, and of course share a passion for Pismos. I've had pretty good luck with my Canon IP2000 printer, though. Five years and no problems yet, although I don't do an awful lot of printing. Lack of compatible drivers for the later OS versions is often the cutoff for computer peripherals.
Hey, '65 Chevy; way cool! I had one, regrettably not in as good shape as yours. Mine had a gazillion miles on it, but I only paid $175 for it back in 1977, and I got more than a year's running out of it, then gave it to a guy who hauled it out to an island off the Nova Scotia coast - and he got more running from it there. I think the engine (230 CID six cylinder) might have ended up in a fishing boat. I've owned more than 50 cars, and that '65 Chev was one of my favorites.
I think everybody had a 1965 Impala. It was probably the best selling car of all time, with the possible exception of the 1971 Volkswagen Beetle or the 1921 Ford Model T, depending on whose figures you go by. Both the Beetle and Model T were the cheapest cars available at the time.
The '65 Impala was the top-of-the-line Chevrolet, but yet it still outsold everything that year. Mine has over 200,000 miles on it now. I rebuilt the original engine and transmission ten years ago, turning it into a total hot rod. It has the original small block 283 V8 heavily modified to wind up over 8,500 rpm. It has the original two speed Aluminum Powerglide transmission, which has been heavily modified with dragster components. The car can scream up to 75 mph in first gear! (laugh) Don't try this at home kids.
When I shift into high gear at 75 mph, the rear tires chirp and I see a puff of blue smoke in the rearview mirror. This car has been in the family since it was new. When I was born, my parents brought me home from the hospital in this car. It was given to me in 1982 when I was sixteen years old. It was going to the junkyard but I got it, and I've been driving it ever since. My family and friends used to tell me what a hunk of junk it was. I don't hear that too much anymore. It attracts a lot of attention everywhere I go. It's my only car now. It was paid off before I was born. I like not having car payments . . . and I like old technology. (satisfied smile)
My '65 Chevy was a Bel Air with a 230 inch six and a three-on-the-tree manual gearbox, non-power steering, and few options other than a tinted windshield and a radio. What a great car though!
I did have a '67 Canadian Pontiac Parisienne four door hardtop with a 283 (stock) and a Powerglide tranny though. Full size Pontiacs sold in Canada in the 50s and 60s were actually hybrids with Chevy chassis and drivetrains and roughly 7/8ths scale downsized body skin sheetmetal with similar styling to the American market real "wide-track" Pontiacs like the Bonneville.
One backhanded upside to the long low gear in the Powerglide two-speed auto was that I had one break while on a road trip (in a '66 Corvair), refusing to shift into high gear, but was able to limp home in low range at about 35 miles per hour without over-reving the engine. A very long boring day on the road, though!
I still drive old cars. The newest one I've ever owned was in its fourth year when I bought it. We have a 1990 Toyota Camry in quite decent shape, '89 and '91 Corollas (both beaters), and a '94 Mazda B-4000 4x4 pickup (Ford Ranger clone built in Edison, New Jersey). What kills cars here in Nova Scotia is a combination of the salt sea air and the incredible amount of road salt dumped on the highways in winter, plus a damp climate. Bodies usually rust out long before the mechanical stuff wears out.
From Alvin, following up on iPad: Genie in a Bottle:
Yeah. I don't think [the iPad will] ever replace the keyboard and anything physical where you need your finger placed accurately for serious work, as evidence of them having the keyboard peripheral for it. I suppose multitouch is really just for replacing the mouse and other swiping motions that won't need such accuracy.
By the way, I'm planning to go to the bank to make the down payment for the iMac i7, but I just read new iMacs for 2010. I'm not that in a hurry, should I wait for those? Maybe those will be iMac multitouch, you think? When is the iMac refresh, based on your experience, and will this be multitouch?
I can't advise you what to do about the iMac purchase. It's always a bit of a crapshoot, like trying to time the stock market.
In 20/20 hindsight, I wish I'd held off another four months and got a 13" MacBook Pro instead of the 13" Unibody MacBook that I'm typing this on. That said, this has been an excellent machine in every way except for the lack of FireWire and an SD Card slot. On the other hand, my MacBook has a swappable battery and separate audio in and out ports, so there are advantages (IMHO) with it as well.
As a general observation, I think that if I were you, I would hold off for a bit on an iMac purchase until the dust settles a bit on the widely-reported video issues.
Multitouch iMac? Beats me. I'm not much of a touchscreen fan anyway, so that wouldn't be a deal-maker or breaker by my lights, but that's just me.
Would you know of a live partitioning program that's open source or free? I just made a down payment on the iMac i7 (I hope the shipment is back to normal), and I will use it for development, digital art/animation, and pro stuff (medium to slightly heavy quality), but I'd like to use Windows when I want to relax by playing games on it, or if I need to run some monitoring tools for the temperature and things like that.
I plan to partition it into two for Windows and OS X, but I'd like it to be dynamic so I could run a program that'll maybe do the partitioning overnight if that's how long it takes for it's 1 TB hard disk without reformatting again and reinstitute things through Time Machine. In case I need more room for Windows or OS X, I could adjust or delete the partitions easily. Maybe use a third partition as a disk cache for Photoshop and similar programs that may need to launch big files in one continuous flow. And also a partition for experimental OSes like new Linux releases. Is there such a program for OS X?
I'm not aware of any Open Source hard drive partitioning program for OS X, although if anyone is, I'd like to hear about it. Tools I've used for partitioning include OS X Disk Utility, ProSoft's commercial software Drive Genius, and iPartition.
Editor's note: OS X Disk Utility supports "live" partitioning, Drive Genius supports "on-the-fly" repartitioning, and iPartition supports non-destructive resize of HFS+ (including case-sensitive and journaled), FAT and NTFS partitions.
I have been following the iPad speculations, release, and subsequent discussions fairly attentively and have a few observations on the subject.
As a true "low-ender", I am writing this on my Lombard PowerBook that is my primary non-workplace computer (I have a G4 MDD in my basement and an XP machine at work), and I consider myself an excellent candidate for the iPad. I have been toying seriously for the past several months with the notion of retiring the Lombard and replacing it with a 15" MacBook Pro. Considering what I actually do with my laptop, though, the iPad would seem to serve my needs by checking my email, seeing what's on LEM and eBay, and generally catching up on the world news.
I thought that my iPod touch might manage to perform those tasks, but my 58 year-old eyes aren't really up to the challenge of the tiny screen, and typing on it is a pathetic joke. The prospect of the iPod touch being transformed into a machine four times larger and sporting a pixel resolution identical to my PowerBook is a compelling case for purchase.
Having already (mostly) mastered the Touch and its touchscreen interface, I'm ready to make the leap. The Lombard has been left behind from a support perspective and has, unfortunately, nowhere to go but closer to obsolete. As a laptop replacement, the iPad will more than do it for me. Admittedly, I do come from the background where a laptop computer is regarded as fractionally functional in comparison to a desktop and, as I have my MDD to do the heavier lifting, I'm not expecting the iPad to "do it all". I would expect that all of my Photoshop and InDesign work will still be done on the "big machine" downstairs. If anything falls by the wayside, I would expect that the Touch would find itself on the way out.
Some have objected to the lack of a hardware upgrade path for the iPad and, while I can see their point, it's not really all that unusual of a situation. The same can be said for iPods and iPhones. Many laptops have been notoriously difficult to upgrade and have suffered from lower powered components that made them second-class computers from the start. If the iPad has enough in the way of processing power and memory to run its apps without a hiccup, then it will be a success.
I also expect that the aftermarket will fill in many of the "feature gaps" and add expanded functionality to the iPad. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see someone build a docking case to hold the iPad that features a full-sized keyboard, a trackpad, and an expansion port or two
Thanks for your column!
You're most welcome.
Also being 58, I fully appreciate what you say about Internet surfing on tiny displays, and I anticipate a healthy market for iPads with users like yourself.
I'm in a slightly different space than you are, however, having been a virtually exclusive laptop user for about a decade now. My "newest" desktop is a circa 1997 SuperMac S900 Mac clone, and I don't think it's been booted up for two years or so.
With Mozilla.org musing about dropping support for OS X 10.4 "Tiger", however, the proverbial writing is beginning to appear on the wall for my beloved Pismos' future as fully capable production machines, so the idea of replacing at least one of them with an iPad-like device is something I'd seriously consider, but I want the real Mac OS and the ability to run production software.
It seems that browser support (or lack of it) is what has prompted most of my hardware and software upgrades, and the likelihood that anything running less than [Mac OS X 10.5] Leopard will soon become obsolete has me scouting around for options. While my MDD and my wife's Quicksilver both run Leopard quite handily, my Lombard is officially stuck at [OS X 10.3] Panther (though I could sneak on Tiger to gain a few months of breathing space) and is becoming less capable with every "improvement" that my ISP (Comcast) throws out.
I have a whole collection of Apples - IIGS, Mac II, Portable, SE, Power Mac 9600, PowerBook 3400, and more - that are fully functional, except that they have been abandoned by the software development community. Admittedly, Internet browsing on the Portable or the SE would be less than satisfactory today (although they were somewhat capable long ago), but word processing on the SE running System 6 with 4 MB of RAM is more responsive than on my 1.25 GHz G4 MDD with 2 GB of memory. I occasionally fire-up the 9600 because I find that Photoshop 5 suits my purposes better than Photoshop CS, and I sit here writing to you on my old Lombard, because I am entirely comfortable with the keyboard. I have yet to find one computer that "does it all" for me, but one that will do most of it will likely replace my last PowerBook.
The one main virtue that I see for the iPad is the potential for expandability through the aftermarket. Just as I can dock my iPod touch with my MDD to synchronize data, there will likely develop a Duo-like dock for the iPad - replete with various ports and augmented storage and processing capabilities - that will address the perceived shortcomings of the iPad platform. The dock could be either a stationary unit like a conventional desktop or it could be of a notebook format. There would be nothing (other than cost) to prevent one from having both alternatives if one chose.
While I am quite a fan of OS X, there is a lot to be said for the lean functionality of the iPhone OS and the speed at which it can operate. The key is, of course, to match the software to the hardware, and Apple has done a good job of that so far. Multitasking has effectively disappeared, but switching between apps is so fast that you hardly miss it during casual use. For most users, the iPad should do more than enough. For the rest, I think that the "iDock" will provide most of what they'll need!
It will be fascinating to see how all this plays out in the fullness of time. A dock such as you describe would be ideal. I loved the PowerBook Duo concept and probably would have bought one had they not been so incredibly expensive.
From John, following up on iPad Not Likely to Kill Off Laptops:
I've never used the Logitech device you mention [the Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard - ed], Charles. I suppose you're thinking of something like the little keyboard that slides out from under some cell phones.
You've obviously looked more in depth at the "iTablet" than I have. I haven't even read the specs in any detail. From what you say, this machine is even more crippled than I realized, and it's definitely no substitute for a good laptop. When the MacBook Air came out, I concluded that, though it was nice and light, it had some shortcomings that I wasn't ready to accept. The iPad is even more handicapped, being what someone called an "iPod touch on steroids." Was it you that wrote that, or did I read it somewhere else?
Do you get any snow this time of year out along the Atlantic? I spent two years in the US Army, stationed on the coast at the entrance to Lower New York Bay. The winters there in the early '70s were pretty mild. We got our occasional deep freeze with snow and ice starting this past Friday. I haven't driven anywhere since Friday, as the roads where we live are still iced over. We're expecting a day with temps in the 40s today, so maybe that will thaw the roads. I'm personally glad we're having a real winter. It takes the wind out of Al Gore's sails.
Well, if you think the MacBook Air is crippled (as I do), you're going to find the iPad even more so, its biggest deficiencies IMHO being that it doesn't run the Mac OS or have mouse driver support (the former, of course, would take care of the latter).
The was a rumor floating last week though that Apple may be working on a larger tablet-type device that will run the Mac OS, which I would find much more appealing.
I can't take any credit for the "iPod touch on steroids" characterization, but it pretty succinctly sums up what obtains with this machine. I'd still like to have one, but I'll definitely wait a bit - perhaps pick up an Apple Certified Refurbished unit someday.
As for snow here this winter - and for that matter in recent winters on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore - we bought a snowplow for our truck after Christmas (we have a steep, 150 foot driveway and aren't getting any younger), and it hasn't snowed enough here yet to try it out. Just a couple of light shovel jobs, and we're not going to get the US Atlantic coast's "snowmageddon" storm, either, being under a big, cold Arctic high that will keep it pushed well out to sea as it passes.
They've had more snow in Texas and Arizona than we have in this part of NS this year. Mind you, I'm not complaining, and this coming week we're forecast to be near or above freezing most days. Actually, we've been getting a lot less snow here on average over the past ten years or so than I recall from the first 40-odd years of my lifetime. We bought the 4x4 pickup in Feb. 2006, and it was two years before we got enough snow to try it out in earnest on our hill.
Paid off last winter, though, when we had a fair bit of snow and also transported some five cords of firewood up the icy hill running in low range 4WD.
I'm don't think your snowstorm negates Al Gore's argument, however, since the weird weather is being attributed to an El Niño event, which is a lens of super-warm water in the South Pacific, exporting warm, moist air north and east where last weekend it collided with that big, frigid arctic high I mentioned, creating those record snowfalls in the US east. Probably "climate change" is a more accurate description of what's happening than "global warming."
You're more curious than I am, if you want an iPad. It looks to me like it will be an oversized in-between without much to offer. No way can it compete with the "BigAl," to use your term, that I'm typing on right now. I think the only thing this PowerBook lacks is the ability to run Windows. I find though, on our Mac mini, that even though I have VMware Fusion on it and Windows XP, I rarely have any need to use it. I think that ability is more of a lure to draw PC users to the Mac platform.
Then again, it would be nice too if this PowerBook could take more than 2 GB of RAM, though I haven't so far found that to be a problem. The fact that I bought this machine on LEM Swap a year ago for $480 shipped still makes me smile. I did have to put a new SuperDrive in it a few months ago, but that's been its only problem.
Looking at a much more functional device, my wife had an iPhone, which she liked very much, but when I got force-retired a year ago, that was one of the things we replaced to cut expenses. The required $30/month data plan makes owning that phone expensive. I replaced it with a similar Samsung Eternity knockoff, which doesn't require a data plan, and, as I bought a refurb, it was about one-third the cost of the iPhone. It's nowhere near as intuitive and cool as the iPhone, but it fits our budget better. It also does just about everything the iPhone does, though without the pizzazz.
On the climate deal, I have to take issue with that, so bear with me. :-)
Call it whatever you will, I'm inclined to agree, from the rather extensive reading I've done, that climate change is a ruse to grab power over people and transfer wealth. You should read Christopher Horner's book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism. While taking care of the environment is a good thing, calling a natural cycle in nature's many cycles a catastrophe, is overkill.
The people who promote this point of view are religious zealots too. I used to work with a guy who was sold out to saving the earth. He, along with many others, viewed Hurricane Katrina as the harbinger of the end of our coastlines. He showed me an article that had a chart showing a purported increase in hurricanes since 1970, and the assumption that the trend would continue. Knowing human nature, and being a skeptic, I did an Internet search and found that the mid-1940s was a time of higher hurricane activity than anything in the post-1970 period. Like the East Anglia emails showed, the advocates of this point of view don't want a debate; they want everyone to see things their way, and manipulation of data is part of the scheme.
I presume you're familiar with the 1975 Newsweek article found here among many other Internet sites. This article is marked by its fear then that the earth was going to freeze over.
I'm thankful that the Lord God made the earth self-regulating, with the ability to withstand whatever puny assaults man can make on it. I believe Horner's book points out that volcanoes wreak more havoc on the atmosphere than human activity. Our time would be better spent on finding real solutions to our energy problems.
The Apostle Paul's listing of the evils of all men in Romans 3 applies today in what some have called the "Post-Christian Era". In verse 4 he writes, "Let God be found true, though every man a liar." There's certainly a lot of lying going on when it comes to talking about "climate."
I agree about the outrageous cost of cell service, and it's even worse here in Canada. I'm still getting along with a landline, which is expensive enough, but at least requires no contract term. There's no GSM service within about 35 miles of here anyway, so iPhones are a bit superfluous here, as my iPhone-owning friends discover to their dismay when visiting this neck of the woods.
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on the reality of anthropomorphic climate change. Believe me, I've researched the topic from all angles in writing many newspaper columns about it over the years and must have heard every angle of the debate forcefully and eloquently articulated in the hat I wear as moderator of a pan-denominational email forum on faith and ecumenism, where it's been a topic of vigorous debate from time to time over the past 14 years.
I am convinced that climate change is a reality, but pessimistic about the potential for slowing, let alone reversing, the growth of carbon emissions, and I believe the consequences will be ugly, but with 6.7 billion people on the planet and counting, most of them aspiring to ramp up rather than diminish their material lifestyle and consumption habits, prospects for "fixing" global warming and climate change are dim indeed.
IMHO, so-called "climategate" was one of the most overblown news stories of 2009. Even if these guys did fudge some figures (and based on an extensive analysis of the emails by the Associated Press, it's pretty murky as to what was being discussed), they represent only a small enclave of total scientists working on climate research. For example, they had nothing to do with the US NOAA climate projects, and any falsification or selectivity they indulged in certainly doesn't change the observable fact that the snow in the Alps and Himalayas is melting, the NW Passage is opening up, the polar ice caps are crumbling, droughts and record storms, etc.
Another major new study by some 300 climate scientists from 27 countries released last week underscores again how extreme weather will likely become more common as the Earth continues to heat up, and melting arctic ice packs will have dire effects on more than polar bears - and not just up there.
The elephant in the living room that no one mentions at climate summits is that global population more than quadrupled in 110 years from 1.5 billion in 1900 to 6.6 billion in 2007, 7 billion by 2012, already arguably far greater than the planet can sustain, and it is expected to grow by roughly another 25% by 2050 when India and China's cumulative 3 billion will be greater than 1950's total global population, most of them aspiring to Western-style consumer lifestyles.
About 22% of the world's population currently consumes some 80% of goods and services, and the prevailing trend is for the other 20% increasing consumption toward our level.
It's projected we'll need 50% more food production and 50% more energy, with oil consumption rising to 126 million barrels per day by 2030 from roughly 84 million in 2009. There'll be 50% more aircraft flying and a commensurate increase in ships plying the seas. J.D. Power forecasts automobile sales in India to nearly triple from 1.7 million in 2008 to 3.2 million by 2015, with reportedly 25,000 new automobiles per day currently being sold in China, which is projected to soar from 9.8 million autos sold in 2008, to to 16.3 million by 2014.
We're already in trouble at population 6.6 billion. What prospect is there, really, of even slowing or arresting, let alone reducing, carbon emissions with roughly 25% more people on board?
In respectful disagreement,
Believe what you like, Charles. I've read the same reports you have, but have come to different conclusions. I won't debate numbers, but will just say that there are plenty of experts that paint a different picture.
Bottom line for me is that I've seen too much foolishness to go for this scheme. There's so much hypocrisy in this whole climate scare. Al Gore, whose permanent home is about 7 miles from my house, preaches doom and gloom but lives in luxury in a mansion. A study was done on the energy consumption of his house, and it was found that electric usage records show that his house uses, even by the AP's modest standard, twelve times the electricity of an average house of about 2,500 square feet. His house has, from what I've read, about 10,000 square feet. Mine's about a third that size, but my monthly electric bill isn't even one-tenth of his. Who's being more energy-conscious?
Then there was the Copenhagen summit in December 2009. After spewing carbon as they jetted there, the participants mainly issued hot air.
And finally, there's the media. They for the most part march in lock step to every leftist idea out there. Investigative journalism is almost a lost art. If I thought they were objective in their pronouncements, I'd give this idea more credence, but they clearly have lost that ability. You obviously are an exception to this rule. I salute your research but must say that you appear to only have read what agrees with your assumptions.
For years the big talkers of climate/global warming have been forecasting doom. The weather man can't even accurately predict a week out. It's crazy, in my view, to believe projections that assume a straight-line future, when life teaches us that nothing works that way.
Gore, Obama, and the rest should spend more time looking at what their outlandish spending habits are doing to the future. That's something that we can reasonably assume will spell doom for us. I bet folks in Greece and Portugal wish now that someone had taken that matter seriously years ago. The climate stuff is a ruse, the purpose of which is to take away freedom.
The prophet wrote, "The heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it?" (Jeremiah 17:9). Proverbs 8:29 says this: " ...He set for the sea its boundary, so that the water should not transgress His command." I trust God way more than I do politicians, the AP, and the UN.
Even though you're going down the wrong road, I love you, my friend! I hope you'll have a blessed week.
Yes indeed. From the debates over the years on the email forum I mentioned (a much more appropriate venue for such wranglings than Miscellaneous Ramblings Mailbag), I deduce that we could argue our opposing views on this topic ad infinitum without reaching much consensus. It's a classic case of cognitive dissonance.
I'm anything but a liberal or a socialist, but I'll make the observation that conservative has the same etymological derivation as conservation. ;-)
Reciprocated best wishes.
Charles Moore has been a freelance journalist since 1987 and began writing for Mac websites in May 1998. His The Road Warrior column was a regular feature on MacOpinion, and he is a news editor and columnist at Applelinks.com. If you find his articles helpful, please consider making a donation to his tip jar.
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