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1) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1605571)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Well, I guess whatever magic the prosecutor spun to prevent an actual trial worked.

Good to see institutionalised racism is still going strong in America.

You can all pat yourselves on the back at how wonderful the show trial was and how it proves that Michael Brown wasn't killed because he was black.

We'll never really know what would have happened if there had been an actual trial.

All the evidence has been posted online. Look at it yourself and ask if it was really presented in a fair and unbiased way. I am not so sure.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2014/nov/25/darren-wilson-not-indicted-ferguson?

That is not all the evidence, just most. As it has a witness 63, but not 63 witness statements, that much is obvious.
2) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? II (Message 1605369)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is "evil" no more than the ultimate form of "selfishness"?

The supreme example of where the needs of the "many" are nothing compared to the needs of the "one". Be those needs financial, sexual, a desire to dominate or otherwise.

T.A.



Good point TA... The word Ego does have an evil connotation.

There are Healthy Egos and Unhealthy Egos.

How does one distinguish?



Easy, like we distinguish Good and Evil (?)

So it is all a matter of perspective.
3) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1605190)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I was thinking of putting this in the "Against ALL women" thread but decided as it is the opposite way round and a comment in the text, this is the best place.

Wife spends two nights in cells for hitting husband with magazine

Last week Mrs Clark was admonished at Dundee Sheriff Court after admitting striking her husband with the magazine to his injury on July 20.

Her solicitor William Boyle said: "Either the law or those applying the law have gone mad."

He added: "I have defended women from domestic violence for 40 years. It is an appalling crime.

"But either the law or those applying the law have gone mad. It's like Alice in Wonderland and this politically-correct madness must stop."

Zero tolerance for zero tolerance policies!
4) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1605187)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What were they thinking handing out a non indictment so late in the evening.???

They were thinking it is getting cold enough to keep some of the crowds down. They were thinking most people are home for the evening and not going to be trapped by riots.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : web site error (Message 1605151)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Looks like we still have errors in the php code on the website for Dr. A to fix.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/user_donation.php?submit=Update
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6) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1605147)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer

8 hours ago.

Let the riots begin.

Yes, the aftermath of this ruling will have to be watched closely.

http://www.news.com.au/world/ferguson-grand-jury-rules-police-officer-darren-wilson-will-not-be-charged-over-shooting-of-michael-brown/story-fndir2ev-1227133720939

Those that riot, loot, and worse. Without knowing the full evidence, are...

Why would you ever think it is about evidence?

It is about the man doing a horrible thing. Either horrible thing is rubber stamped or horrible thing is verified. Either way there is a riot. It is a lose lose situation.
7) Message boards : Technical News : I was right... (Nov 24, 2014) (Message 1605137)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Thank you for the information. Always appreciated.
8) Message boards : News : Running out of workunits (Message 1605135)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If I read between the lines of Eric and Matt's posts correctly, [I'm guessing], there will be new data from Arecibo at some point in the not immediate future. When the shipping container is full of hard drives, which won't be days, but several weeks. The monkey wrench is when will the GBT data may be available. At present that requires programming support, read $$$ for a paycheck. After that it would go live on Seti Beta to make sure all the bugs are worked out. At that time our dedicated GPU guru's will work on optimized clients. Finally it would roll out at main.

So for planning, I wouldn't count on anything but re-sends until next year although they might still find a few bits and pieces of data tapes that were not sent out previously.

What I'm going to suggest is if any of you decide to shut down rigs that you send the money you save on the electric bill to Seti as a donation to help get the GBT code written. I have not checked with the powers that be what their needs are for this or if you can restrict a donation to GBT only. If that is your desire check with Eric before you send it.
9) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1605075)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Grand jury reaches decision in case of Ferguson officer

8 hours ago.

Let the riots begin.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Sea Creatures. (Message 1605042)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Or it's relative.
11) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? II (Message 1604924)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor


Note to those stating, in the PM's, I should not respond to Es99's stupid attacks: Sometimes it is a slow day :)

Now that's funny Clyde as most PM's that I know of being floated around just tell others to ignore you and your silly posts. ;-)

Oh, so your inbox has been over run with them too.
12) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1604631)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/11/23/do-licensing-rulesputadultentertainersatrisk.html
“This leads to second-class citizenship,” she said, also calling it “institutional slut shaming.”
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1604414)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
My Santoku knife will be flashing and flying through the air next week, as in football fashion I "tackle" Thanksgiving.

Any other cooking enthusiasts having a house full of family this year? Whatcha cookin'? (Besides turkey, of course...)

I'm going to be part of the house full with friends.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1604413)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
There is however some really hot stuff.
Habanero!

They have a very nice taste but it's VERY hot.
So be careful. Just some pieces of the fruits is enough.

I asked my supervisor at work about them. He is mexican. He said and I quote. "They will make you scream in the bathroom."

Candy, now these ...

are getting a bit spicy.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #74 (Message 1604408)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
derivative
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : To whom it may concern..... (Message 1604406)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Eric is looking forward to the bowl invitations to see where Wisconsin may go.

There is the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
the Quick Lane Bowl
the New Era Pinstripe Bowl
the National University Holiday Bowl
the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
the Foster Farms Bowl
the Capital One Orange Bowl
the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
the Outback Bowl
the TaxSlayer Bowl
and of course the ty d bowl ;-)
but I don't think the cotton, rose, fiesta and sugar are in the picture.

Any predictions?
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #74 (Message 1604336)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
killer
18) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? II (Message 1604165)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I see here we have one camp that see the word rapist and all they can visualize in their mind is the act happening 24/7/365. That is the only way their comments can make sense. I suspect that is the same way a KKK member thinks of high pigment humans. Essentially a nearly uncontrollable hate.

The issue here is rapist is a human. Period the end. {If you want that in math, the set humans includes a member rapist)

If you don't empathize for humans, fine. Seems that one side claims criminals are incapable of that. Does that mean that all who can't empathize for humans are criminal?

Seems I started this by quoting the Eighth Amendment, so here is is again:
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Janneseti had just posted the Golden Rule.
One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself

So I assume that those wishing cruel and unusual punishments inflicted on humans with them for themselves. Perhaps they know something about themselves we don't.

I hear conservative fundamentalists argue for an eye for an eye and they ten seconds later scream how horrible sharia law is. It appears as if they are having some form of psychotic episode violently arguing both for and against the same thing.

Put them together:
Nearly uncontrollable hate
Inability to empathize for humans
Wishing for cruel and unusual punishments
Violently arguing both for and against the same thing

I wonder who society needs protection from?
19) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1604160)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor

All thought these are a problem i have only herd of the Plague in poor areas and poor country's antibiotic's are causing different bugs to be resistant and there less dangerous but the Plague , well how many died in the last great outbreak before antibiotics , ten's of millions !

and would Ebola be as big a problem if there was not so much poverty in the country's where it is ?.


Well, Glenn,

Plague (caused by Yersinia pestis) isn't just a problem in poor nations. A friend of mine I went to High School with back in the 1970's died of it in the early 1980's. He caught it on vacation to West Texas, but didn't get sick until he had returned home. Yersinia pestis is endemic in fleas on rodents in this part of the world.

Thankfully, the strains of Yersinia pestis that usually circulate in the wild around here are not all that dangerous, or there would be a lot more cases of it. As it is, the USA still gets 10 to 15 cases a year.

Very much endemic here in California. Nearly every year they catch rodents testing positive and have to engage in flea control on wild animals.
http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/docs/Specialized/Vector_Management/plague.pdf
20) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1604155)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
We are getting ever more restricted for new "landfill" sites to dump refuse and so burning it in whatever way is now the favored alternative.

So the favored alternative is the release the carbon in the trash in the form of CO2 into the atmosphere. And ML1 is promoting this as a solution to the emission of GHG's.


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