Jeremiah Flaga My thoughts and experiences on programming, life, atbp.

Why do protestants and/or evangelical Christians believe in Sola Scriptura?

During his lectures on “The Reformation and Fundamentalism History” at Malaybalay, Bukidnon last October 2016, Dr. Phil Kamibayashiyama said that if asked why we, evengelical or fundamentalist Christians, believe in Sola Scriptura, a good answer would be like that of Luther’s:

“… I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other — my conscience is captive to the Word of God …”

— Martin Luther

(Note: Some Christians are celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation this year, 2017)

Why are they calling people as animals at MIT?

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I was taught, when I was a child, that people are special beings. That they are different from animals. By animals I mean cats, dogs, cows… You know what I mean. :smile:

Why would some professors at MIT categorize people as animals?

What is Recursion?

Why is exception called an exception in programming?

“It is called an exception because it is an exception to what is expected.

Those are the words of Dr. Ana Bell in Lecture 7 of MIT OCW’s 6.0001 course (at 21:50 minutes through the lecture)

Rubber Ducky Debugging

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I just learned[1] that there is an actual term for the technique of figuring out the solution of a programming problem by trying to explain it to a rubber ducky.

It’s called “rubber ducky debugging”!

What is an Explanation? (or What is an Answer?)

How to run single-file C++ code in Visual Studio Code on Windows 10

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NOTE: You should be connected to the internet until the end of these steps

1. Download and install a C++ compiler (if you don’t have one yet installed in your machine).

1.1. Go to www.mingw.org/ and click the “Download Installer” button to download the MinGW setup file.

What made me to stop relying on atheism to save me from the God of Christianity

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Last weekend, a teenager at church told me that he felt kind of uneasy with a classmate because this classmate claims to be an atheist (through some videos he watched online).

So I thought of posting this because it might help others (who will accidentally :laughing: be directed to this blog) who are also struggling about things like this.

So what made me stop relying on atheism to give me reasons to run away from God?

:drumroll:

If the author of "TDD with Python" considers his formal CS education as "bad"...

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While reading Chapter 7 of the free book “TDD with Python”…

A couple more of those lovely f-strings in this listing! If they’re still a bit of a mystery, take a look at the docs, (although if your formal CS education is as bad as mine, you’ll probably skip the formal grammar).

On Rejection

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Being rejected hurts so bad. We sometimes ask, “Why does God allow these things to happen?”

But what if rejection is just part of the normal way things work?