Tuesday, October 28, 2014



Bee said...

Seems the phones are smart, but the people operating them, no so much!

Paul said...

Check the permissions being asked for when downloading/installing an app. Does a flashlight app need "Network Connections"? No. That should be a red flag warning that something is amiss.

These smartphones are rife with security holes.

Don't put anything personal that you wouldn't want the rest of the world to see or read on them. Period.

I remember entering into confession a couple of years ago, not utilizing "the wall of shame" and encountering a Father tapping away on a smartphone that was immediately put away.

Because of security holes smartphones can be used as a recording device -- even without the user's knowledge. Anyone else other than Jesus listening?

Jusadbellum said...


Why not organize an 'argument of the month club' in Macon and invite Pater I and Gene et al. to debate on various topics?

I'll bet you could draw a crowd and if you charge an entrance fee you could raise serious funds for local good causes.

Gene said...

Bellum, That has a nice Monty Python ring to it…
I remember the argument clinic skit:

"Hello, I'd like to have an argument.":

"Very well, that will be 2 pounds."
(Pays the fee) Silence


"Well what?"

"I paid you, where is my argument?"

"No, you didn't."

"Yes, I did."

"You did not."

"Oh, this is ridiculous."

"No, it isn't."


JusadBellum said...

Why do we come here compulsively? Is it not to debate and argue and test our opinions against those of others?

Do we not look forward to a good back and forth with a worthy challenger?

I think an argument of the month club would scratch an itch a lot of Catholic men have for a robust airing of genuine differences without the hysteria and 'getting the vapors' of 'offense' that passes for "politically correct" decorum these days.

Of course, when in person and after prayer, I doubt Gene and Pater will be as surly as can happen on line. Still, the tension in the air would be fantastic and I'll bet you two are hilarious in person.

What baffles many women is how men can insult each other and even scuffle but then laugh it all off with good humor. You are only really on good terms with a guy if you can insult him to his face without getting shot.

So why not try it?

Gene said...

Yes, Bellum, that all sounds well and good…but, the problem with me meeting Ignotus face to face is that we are not allowed to shoot Priests. LOL!

JusadBellum said...

Oh, you're right.

We'll then maybe we'll need to consider a 'cage' match with this twist - each of you in separate cages so you'll have to just talk with and towards each other while the rest of us watch and enjoy the verbal rather than kinetic fireworks.