Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Wisdom from Bill Gates today:
"A high-volume system like (Windows) that has been thoroughly tested will be by far the most secure,"
"To say a system is secure because no one is attacking it is very dangerous,"
Take that, Linux/Mac fanatics.

I am all caught up on the Secret Radio blog. I have enjoyed it, and am becoming frustrated at having to wait 24 hrs for the next installment. :)
I am going to copy something I posted at the FFF:
The NIV forces one to think about the fact that translation is not an exact science, not because it is inherantly erroneous but because the pressing need for dynamic equivalency at certain passages of scripture opens a multitude of possible translations that may or may not fit the original language.
Even in more literal translations the fact that translators are by necessity faced with many decisions means that unless they be infallible, some of these decisions will be less than perfect.
Newspaper-style modern day English is extremely far removed from Greek/Aramaic/Hebrew. Any translation more literal than the NIV will result in a text that is by necessity somewhat more grammatically and metaphorically obtuse than what language is employed in day-to-day business among English speaking people in America. The NIV translators took a risk in allowing for enough dynamic equivalency to match the flow and structure of today's English usage.
The Holy Spirit is more than adequate to compensate for what errors exist.

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