WindTalk

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WindTalk wrote

I tend to agree. outside search engines can kind of serve that role.

It's also the kind of spirit to be time-sensitive, "fresh"

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WindTalk wrote

I see downvote-disagree is popular here too. It seems on-topic to me.

I would suggest it be a per-forum setting, not site-wide.

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I think my first feature wish would be to expand forum categories into "tags" instead of just a single category for each forum. And perhaps a way to have a URL for a specific category as a kind of menu.

I haven't looked at the database structure regarding this feature yet, but I figured I'd toss the idea out there in case the feature opportunity comes up in other changes.

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They are symbolic of the transport of 1) climate change denial, 2) wealth divide denial.

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Interstellar, Arrival (less so?)

I think it also depends how good at memorization you are. Some people can perhaps memorize a film's key themes watching it once.

I also find some films take years to understand. It isn't just a matter of watching it repeat times, but a kind of digestion and experience.

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It's funny, because I removed PHP 7.0 from Ubuntu, but had bin/console still running the app. But Linux can keep already-loaded binaries in memory - so it kept working fine.

I installed PHP 7.2, installed Postmill into a new virgin directory and ran all the install steps. I wanted to be sure composer was accounting for the PHP 7.2 change. I gave it the same exact URL for the PostgreSQL database. Started it on a second network port.

now I have the PHP 7.0 and PHP 7.2 versions running both. You are right, the thumbnails are absent on the new install. I copied over Postmill/web/submission_images from the earlier install and that was fixed.

The unexpected thing to me is that it already has me logged in! Even though they are different browser URL (port numbers differ) it somehow picked up my browser cookies / login session.

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Would you expect any problems running multiple instances of the Postmill app at the same time, on the same database (different network port)? This would be the same forum content - just some mods to the PHP code. Does it cache any important values in memory that might confuse the database content?

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I've got it online to the public with profile on using a second network port.

http://WakeThunder.com

I haven't run a PHP server in a decade, so I need to do some learning on Symfony and system startup, etc. Any experience to share on that? Right now I'm on PHP 7.0 that Ubuntu Server 16.04 is providing - I'm thinking of upgrading to 7.2 .0 - thoughts on that?

Thanks again.

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Didn't he also tell people 'live this way' and 'don't do this' though?

How many people alive today, 2017, are saying those two things? And how many in the past 2000 years? 'live this way' and 'don't do this', aren't doctors telling people that today in hospitals all over the world? Seth MacFarlane content can have adverts all around it - telling people how to live, and what to do. That's probably how most of his power and money is accumulated - adverts. Why are wealthy and powerful people paying such big money to put their 'live this way' and 'don't do this' in the middle of fiction stories?

It's the popularity of the story itself that is the point I'm trying to make. Jesus isn't anything without his crowd, his fans, his fan-appreciation clubs. That's what is relevant to Spock posting "Why can't leftists just all get along? We're all on the same side, comrades" as a topic.

Is fighting more popular than getting along? Are hierarchies what people desire, want, and even construct? We don't need Jesus to build towers in our big cities.

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Isn't MacFarlane just teaching white douchebags to keep being douchebags though? He's not really teaching anyone anything.

Jesus hasn't been alive for nearly 2000 years. He just walked around and told stories. Others put it into a book. He's not really teaching anyone anything. It's the popularity of the story that draws the audience.