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    • The point is (sigh....) that while anthropologists called them "humans" (Homo Erectus, Homo Sapiens, etc. ...) If God only considered pre-Adamic humanoid animals  .. then they would be considered by God as "pre-humans" and not as humans .... the first humans having a capacity for true spirituality .... and the first humans to have the opportunity to live forever, and never die, STARTED with Adam and Eve. We have apes and chimpanzees closely approximating humanoids ... and although they can learn about 300 words and sign language in complete sentences ... they are not humans, and my best guess have no theocratic potential. It's like having a junk yard full of used cars that never had street legal registration documents ... yes... they are fully functional cars... but without documentation ... they are not allowed the privileges of fully documented and licenses cars. You cannot with any semblance of intellectual integrity ignore thousands of TONS of hard evidence of prehistoric hominids ... so how does it all fit in? I have given this years of thought, and this is what I came up with. To say that a half million years (or whatever the number really is...) of humanoid fossils do not exist is as intellectually dishonest as saying with a straight face that Dinosaurs never existed. With my concept of a created "Homo Theocraticus" (Adam and Eve), you can have your cake, and eat it too, without being intellectually dishonest! It is only a theory, but it fits BOTH the other two. There is a LOT more, but you get the basic idea.    
    • Honestly, if we start reasoning that God created pre-Adam humans, wouldn't it make more sense to throw out the whole book as inspired by God? Because at that point we have strayed so far from the Bible's narrative.
    • Security researchers have discovered a new piece of malware that’s so sophisticated that it went undetected for six years. The so-called Slingshot malware was first spotted by researchers at Kaspersky Lab. Instead of infecting a computer, Slingshot embeds itself into a network’s router. And it’s so advanced that researchers thoroughly believe it was developed by a state government or agency. Slingshot has been active since at least 2012, but managed to go unnoticed. That’s because, according to Kaspersky, the malware is extremely sophisticated and has a variety of ways to avoid detection. When forensic tools are active, for example, Slingshot is intelligent enough to shut down certain components. The malware was most likely developed for spying purposes. It can basically steal any kind of data it wants, from network traffic, keystrokes and passwords to screenshots and even data pulled from a connected USB device. Once it infects a router, Slingshot is able to deploy “huge and powerful” modules on a target computer. Those modules will then work together to send data to the attacker. “Slingshot is very complex, and the developers behind it have clearly spent a great deal of time and money on its creation,” researchers wrote. “Its infection vector is remarkable — and, to the best of our knowledge, unique.” Kaspersky Labs still doesn’t know how the router actually compromises a system, either. Researchers know that it takes advantage of the router’s management software, and can exist in “several” instances. The majority of compromised computers were located in Kenya and Yemen, but the researchers detected infected systems in Afghanistan, Libya, Congo, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia and Tanzania. Targets include individuals, governments and institutional systems. Kaspersky Labs noted that the malware’s debug messages were written in perfect English. That could hint that its creators spoke that language fluently. As Engadget points out, it’s possible that the malware was developed by one of the countries belonging to the Five Eyes intelligence alliance — Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK or the US — to keep an eye on nations with significant terrorist activity. But that’s speculation at this point. It’s not clear how many computers total are affected by Slingshot. But, thankfully, impacted routers will be fixed with a software update.
    • We’ve covered far too many reports of battery overheating in the past, incidents in which mobile phone batteries have either burned, exploded, or caused physical damage as the result of their apparent malfunction. Nobody wants to deal with the issue of an overheating battery, not you, not me, and certainly not the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), who in the past has been forced to issue broad and far-reaching recalls for devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, which, back in 2016, was determined to be a ticking time bomb due to the faulty battery design Samsung employed within them. This week the CPSC issued its latest warning, cautioning consumers against continuing to use certain models of AmazonBasics-branded battery packs after it was reported that Amazon recalled more than 260,000 of them. The recall covers a total of six AmazonBasics battery pack models after 53+ instances of “overheating” were reported in the United States. Among those who reported overheating issues, one user reported experiencing “chemical burns,” and another four users reported cases of property damage. “The power bank’s battery can overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards,” CPSC said in its official statement, adding that “Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power banks and contact Amazon for instructions on how to return the unit and receive a full refund.” The six AmazonBasics models being recalled are: 2,000 mAh with microUSB cable 3,000 mAh with microUSB cable 3,000 mAh 5,600 mAh 10,000 mAh 16,100 mAh If you have in your possession one of the aforementioned battery models, it’s recommended that you stop using it immediately and get ahold of Amazon to inquire about receiving a refund, as indicated. To reach the e-commerce giant directly by phone, customers can call 855-215-5134 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Saturday. Alternatively, users can process their return online via Amazon’s official website,and your refund will be issued just as soon as the company receives the faulty battery you send back to them.
    • When Apple unveiled its latest iPhone flagships back in September 2017, the company flaunted a number of their most impressive, and highly-anticipated, features — among the most significant, and long overdue, being their ability to juice up sans the cord via the universal Qi wireless charging standard. And while Apple’s self-branded wireless charging accessory, AirPower, should be arriving on the scene literally any day now, the same Qi technology which enables the feature on these aforementioned iPhone models has been available for months now via third-party vendors. We had plenty of reason to believe that Apple’s implementation of wireless charging would be superior to the technology employed by its rivals like Samsung — however, new evidence which surfaced this week appears to tell a slightly different tale. iPhone Battery Basics According to Apple, iPhone’s “battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles” beyond which point the Li-Ion battery pack is considered worn and should be showing signs of degradation. Each user’s personal experience with their batteries will vary depending on factors including how often they use their iPhone and ultimately how often it requires a power-up. As a general rule of thumb, users should know that as their battery ages it won’t last as long as it did fresh out of the box, and so your recharge frequency is going to increase, accordingly. Does Wireless Charging Damage iPhone Batteries? Back in January, ZDNet blogger Adrian Kingsley-Hughes “became suspicious” that charging his iPhone wirelessly “wouldn’t be good for the long-term health” of his battery, noting how after just four months of ownership his device had reached 90 recharge cycles and just six weeks later it reached 135 cycles. Utilizing the macOS-based iPhone battery monitoring app, CoconutBattery, Kingsley-Hughes suggested that at this rate he expects to hit 150 charge cycles by the six-month mark. “That means that in 18 months I should be at 450 recharge cycles, and will break the 500 mark after another two months,” he said. He previously “would have expected an iPhone to make it closer to the 36-month/three-year mark before hitting the 500 recharge cycle.” Kingsley-Hughes conceded that he considers himself an iPhone power user and that when he’s not using the device it’s generally left on the wireless charger for convenience. Previously, he would have plugged a Lightning cable into it like the rest of us. In other words, his battery isn’t getting a break and appears to be burning through recharge cycles at a much faster rate due to switching from the cable to a wireless charger. “I’m switching back to cable charging” he continued, adding that “the idea that my battery could be trash in under two years is frankly worrying.” If you’re an iPhone 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X user who utilizes wireless charging like Kingsley-Hughes, you may want to consider switching back to the standard Lightning cable, at least to experiment a bit and see whether you’re encountering the same issues.
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