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#1 jarcher



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:45 AM

Happy birthday Rick! And thank you so much for all the help you've provided over the years.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:52 AM

Happy birthday Rick! And thank you so much for all the help you've provided over the years.


I second that!

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 02:06 PM

I was hoping to share in addition to Birthday wishes an image of St. Saturninus (whose feast day is today) but a Saint drug through the city by a bull is not the most festive greeting to offer...






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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:50 PM

Happy Birthday!!

In Christ,

Tim Hall



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 10:54 AM

Thank you all for the birthday wishes!

Rick Mansfield

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2014 Mac Mini - 2.6 Ghz dual core Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, macOS High Sierra

2016 15" MacBook Pro - 2.9 Ghz quad core Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB SSD, macOS Mojave



2018 10" Microsoft Surface Go - 1.6 Ghz Pentium Gold, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:17 PM

Happy belated Rick! May our Lord bless you with much more to come! 

Shalom! In Christ, Keith. Check out my music www.soundcloud.com/kpang808 


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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:05 AM

Happy belated birthday wishes!! :-)

Close to when my own birthday is, but I rather think about others for the time being.

Hope You got some spare hours off this Week to relax and receive congratulations!

Please SEE THIS recent LINK about Bible versions: https://www.christia...curate.7926578/ ... I use Confraternity Version a lot (both OT and NT). Exceptions/changes: Beck 1976 for GJn 8:32, 2004 GNT 3rd Ed. UK-English for Dt, NIV11-GKE for Isa also as a print journaling Bible; and I've added NIV78UK to regular use as well as NASB71 and 72 - these largely instead o the NIV84, RSV and NASB77. Additional versions I now both have and use: 1958 Westminster Version, 1985 NJB (two copies of which I like the older typesetting), 1970 NEB (in a four version parallel Bible), 1989 REB (beater HCs and white leather). (I recommend also a FB group for The Real Douay-Rheims 1610/1582 (purchasable from lulu.com))
NPP and English translations and commentaries as well as as a bit about learning the original languages: https://www.christia...posts/72219172/
Commentaries I both have and recommend as I don't regret my purchases - for the most part unspecified regarding which platform: https://community.lo...795.aspx#830795
I think the best Accordance base is to buy HALOT (and BDAG) used, and then upgrade to Hebrew Pro. I have never bought a Collection with actual content but am holding on to the working configuration I have so far and am going to buy version 13 Hebrew Pro. /decided on Apr. 6. 2018 I'm not going with Hebrew Expert for the forthcoming several major releases of Collections because I prefer som more recent different works in print - that are equivalent and a newer Edition for one particular work in print. Targum Onkelos would have been nice to have though in translation, I have a part in print bonded leather hard cover, on a sale on here right now until the 20.: https://www.accordan...ils/?pid=TARG-E Expert is fair value on a sale and not all that much clutter, nor is it low quality - but as I would perhaps not upgrade this ongoing Year anyway I'm still open to taking any route - going no upgrade add-ons only or Pro or Expert. 
/Nov. 15.-16. 2018:

I'm growing only my Accordance and print libraries (EDIT March 28. 2018: I now really have quit altogether placing new orders elsewhere) and printed matter nowadays only through the sites biblio and alibris. In fact I occasionally duplicate things, depending on price. I don't buy Collections/base-packages at all, to me an OK print library is a Collection/base-package and is bragging-rights, a mid-size Collection would not be!! I have the Urantia Book now, rebound in leather and would read it together with someone. Books copyrighted in the most recent Years (2011 and later) have to be truly exceptional for me to buy them - this is a strategy I'm going to stick to - I do buy newer books but they are among the expensive purchases. I very rarely have to add any lexicons or Bible Dictionaries, I access them wherever, under Accordance I have bought HALOT and BDAG used and am subscribing to the DCH in print revised Edition. Otherwise I prefer BAGD actually which I have under 6.9 8. The best One-Volume Bible commentary is Oxford Bible Commentary.
NAB70 OT and L6 + V8 Starter functionality including Chineze (which I don't speak/read) under spare account that still sits unused.
The Oxford Bible Commentary under other one pretty large current account that is the one I actually use. /Oct. 16. 2017 Edited Jan. 14. 2018. 

yesterday was 2 years since I returned from an archaeological trip to Turkey. /Apr 16. 2016 A bit of interest in Akkadian or Babylonian. /Apr. 2016
The one fitting in compartments I have is an AMD A9 2017 dual core (so as not to waste Earth's resources) CPU model equipped with typical TDP 15 Watt which I throttle to 5-10% of the CPU capacity (see also below where there is a benchmark comparison) with 12 GB DDR4 
1866 MHz RAM - it is 15.6" with physically Spanish keys (so with the ñ) but set to Swedish keyboard layout in Windows (English OS interface) - on it I use at least Verbum 7.19 (not competitive with Accordance nor recommended) which is a mature software but very cumbersome to build as a platform and will forever remain taxing on the system and just like a reader instead of focused on working closely with the resources. Two batteries, one 2200 mAh that came with it and one 4400 mAh a little larger.
The toughest computer I have is: 8GB W7 i3 3110m 3rd gen Ivy Bridge (since it's W7 Professional and huge battery that actually can be gripped while carrying it open + a second "slice" battery) - on which I have Accordance 10 now 11.2.5 since Nov. 8. 2018 and I'm really pleased with the update's default analysis settings, grammatical construct settings, more scenarios in which to set English Bible version, clearness on how to open search results and where they are located in databases such as journals, 1TB SSD of which only a small fraction is filled. | Until 1½ Years ago I had: 8GB W10 AMD FX-7600P (since it's AMD:s best laptop CPU - I LOVE and recommend only AMD). So like I mentioned above now I have a new 12 GB laptop with a Q2 2017 AMD CPU equipped with single thread rating 1400 http://cykeltaxi.se/...re.i3-3110M.pdf
 My desktop has the excellent value for money G2030 CPU Ivy Bridge - it's the one on which I have Accordance 12 Starter installed, suitable amount of RAM. /March 28. 2018

For satetite commuting a very old laptop just for emailing, dating sites, browsing for gear and tools for my Sole trader firm but not for Bible Study softwares, with graphics driver last version from 2009, Core 2 Extreme CPU, 4GB RAM (maxed), SSD 128 GB, three very old batteries.
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