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2016-09-05 Something’s Wrong

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Podcast Ep. 106: Jeremy Runnells, Ex-Mormon and Author of the CES Letter

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Our latest podcast guest is Jeremy Runnells, author of the infamous CES Letter which debunks the lies of the Mormon Church.
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Jeremy was raised in the Church of Latter Day Saints as a 6th generation Mormon. He went on his two year mission. He graduated from BYU. He was an Eagle Scout. But in 2012, he began doubting some of his beliefs. He was asked by a Church Educational System (or CES) director to share his concerns. Jeremy did that in what became known as the Letter to a CES Director, or the CES letter. It is a damning document that exposes so many holes in the Mormon faith and it quickly went viral online, giving a lot of people reason to leave the Church themselves. And then, earlier this year, wouldn’t you know it, Church officials began a process to kick him out. Before they could excommunicate him for good in April, Jeremy announced he was resigning from the Mormon Church himself. He wasn’t going to give them the satisfaction of kicking him out.We spoke with Jeremy about what led him to start doubting his faith, how the "Mormon moment" from a few years ago has come to an end, and why he left the Church before it could get rid of him.
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Still, small voice.

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Still, small voice.

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Fangs, but no fangs.

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Fangs, but no fangs.

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This is the Worst Game Ever, but I Can’t Stop Playing

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Webb Pickersgill offers a review of one of the most frustrating games he’s ever played.

It’s called “Life.” And it’s really, really annoying.

You’d think the Developer would’ve worked out some of the kinks before shipping it out…

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This is my review of the VR MMORPG open-world action/adventure real-time strategy puzzle simulation hardcore-mode crafting sandbox game called “Life”. It was officially released about 14 billion years ago, but is apparently still in development.

The game has had many patches and upgrades over the years to support better features, more players, new quests and more complex puzzles. It is without a doubt the most popular, widely played game ever developed. It is fun to play and so immersive that many players don’t even realize they’re playing and take it way too seriously. I have many issues with the game mechanics and more importantly the responsiveness and decisions made by the Game’s Original Developer (GOD for short).

My favorite line:

Without a simple tutorial level, players typically spend up to 18 years just trying to understand the basic controls.

And, like Pickersgill points out, GOD never should have allowed the game to include a First-person shooter mode.

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bcjanes
1805 days ago
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This is too funny!
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Debian mourns the passing of Ian Murdock

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With a heavy heart Debian mourns the passing of Ian Murdock, stalwart proponent of Free Open Source Software, Father, Son, and the 'ian' in Debian.

Ian started the Debian project in August of 1993, releasing the first versions of Debian later that same year. Debian would go on to become the world's Universal Operating System, running on everything from embedded devices to the space station.

Ian's sharp focus was on creating a Distribution and community culture that did the right thing, be it ethically, or technically. Releases went out when they were ready, and the project's staunch stance on Software Freedom are the gold standards in the Free and Open Source world.

Ian's devotion to the right thing guided his work, both in Debian and in the subsequent years, always working towards the best possible future.

Ian's dream has lived on, the Debian community remains incredibly active, with thousands of developers working untold hours to bring the world a reliable and secure operating system.

The thoughts of the Debian Community are with Ian's family in this hard time.

His family has asked for privacy during this difficult time and we very much wish to respect that. Within our Debian and the larger Linux community condolences may be sent to in-memoriam-ian@debian.org where they will be kept and archived.

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bcjanes
1845 days ago
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He'll be hugely missed
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jepler
1845 days ago
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Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
skorgu
1845 days ago
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Aw jeez :(
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