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Using a Raspberry Pi for Instrumentation — Software (Part 3)

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I'm kind of writing this blog as I'm going along, so this is going to be the ugly blog post where I put all of my notes when I set up the software.

  1. Connect to the WiFi
  2. Set up localization settings (time zone will be important, since my research requires …

Using a Raspberry Pi for Instrumentation — Hardware (Part 2)

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Let's talk hardware. What are you going to need to do all of this?

  1. About $40 for a Raspberry Pi. I'm gonna use the most up-to-date model available which is the Raspberry Pi 3B+. It's available on Amazon for $40.
  2. A high-performance SD card (~$10). This is the hard drive …

Using a Raspberry Pi for Instrumentation — Overview (Part 1)

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Different people buy different computers for different purposes. Some computers have a lot of processing power for running games or intense simulations. Other people are happy to have an iPad for occasional reading or working on documents on-the-go.

Over the last couple years in grad school, the computer that I've …

The Bible Beat Science by 3,000 years.

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Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. A similar assertion is repeated in the New Testament: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things …

Why Christians Make for Good Scientists.

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According to "Positivism," the only things that humans can be "positively" certain about are things they discover through their five senses and through the scientific method.

However, that assertion itself was derived neither through the five senses or through the scientific method. It is an axiom, an a priori claim …

Why Adventists Oppose Religious Legislation

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Seventh-day Adventists have long been champions of religious liberty in the United States of America. When Senator Henry Blair of New Hampshire proposed legislation in the US Senate in 1888 to limit secular activities on Sundays, Seventh-day Adventists vehemently opposed the proposed legislation, while other Christian groups were otherwise very …

Top Productivity Apps for 2018

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Here are the apps that I recommended the most globally in 2018. There are other apps that I used all the time (like SublimeText, iTerm, Overcast, Tweetbot, Dash, and GitKraken, Alfred, and Bartender), but most of those apps do tasks that not every user needs (i.e. not everyone codes …

When Satan Goes Nuclear

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Note: This post starts with a massive disclaimer. Whenever the word "nuclear" appears on a religious blog online, the rest of the content usually isn't worth reading. With that said, please divide this post in your judgment into two sections: (a) a mere conjecture that hellfire could be caused in …

My Favorite Doctrine: the Millennium, Vindication of God's Character, and the Honoring of Our Free Will

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There are many critiques that people raise against God. Usually, these critiques take a great deal of time to unpack and explain. For example: One of the critiques of Christianity that I've received from my friends is that God seems partial. At first pass, it seems that because God gave …

Abraham's Bid on Membership Attrition

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Several weeks ago, I was asking God to show me a story in the Old Testament about member retention. There are many stories and examples about conversion, but there are fewer stories that readily come to mind about member retention. God then turned my attention to Abraham in the Old …

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