Archive for March, 2013

Call from Windows Tech Support

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

I’ve gotten calls from people in the past saying they are from windows tech support. I just got a call today from someone saying that again. Please, Microsoft does not make calls to their customer base. You call them, not the other way around.

Who is calling then? Sounded to me that the person was calling from India. When I challenged him as to who he was he became very offended. Microsoft would fire an employee who treats customers disrespectfully. The gentlemen (?) went on a rant to defend his honour and at the end of his tirade swore at me and hung up.

That was a pretty blatant attack. Perhaps the man was duped into making these calls. Perhaps he himself is a victim. Perhaps.

The point of writing this is to warn you that the scammers are out and trying to get you to open a remote desktop session. Once that occurs you have just given the person, at the other end of the phone, total control over your computer. Don’t do it. They may try other scams on you. Be wary of any cold calls supposedly coming from Microsoft, Windows, etc… It’s not them.

The Bible – Miniseries on the History Channel

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

This series is to be a five part ten hour long account of the bible. Anyone who has read the bible will know that time compression of the stories is going to be a must. It should be equally quite understood that vast portions of the bible will be passed over. I have no problem with this happening. If it were to instill some of the viewers to pick up the bible and learn more then a good service will be accomplished by the producers. However, if what is being portrayed on the small screen is inaccurate, then a great disservice to the public and to God’s word will have taken place.

Afer having watched two parts of this miniseries, covering Genesis through to 1st Kings, I have come to the conclusion that it is a disservice and kills the blessing. Why? Because of the inaccuracies in their story telling. Perhaps downright lies? Will the rest of the series be more of the same? Will the life and character of Jesus, when they get to it, be another crucifixion of the truth?

You may ask, “can it be that bad?” Yes, when you can’t tell the truth from the error. Understand this, most people have never read the bible through. I would even hazzard to guess that most Christians have never read the bible through. So when a pastor or a miniseries present a gospel, which is different then the bible narrative, a warped understanding of God’s word is instilled in the listener/viewer. Its history is maligned. Its pageantry demeaned. Its grandeur made small. This is what the series has done so far.

Why am I watching it? For one reason only, so that when someone talks or writes about it, I will be an informed person. Perhaps I will be able to convince them to check the bible. I know most will not. It is human nature. It would have been better to “leave the story on the cutting room floor” than to produce and show this miniseries. At least parts one and two. As for the rest… ?