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21) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1647841)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
You're the one being childish. When something rotten is pointed out to you within a service that you served in, you ignore it & continuously defend the rest.

No one is saying all cops are bad, but the ones that are cause issues for those who are not.

So, should we ignore the bad all because people such as yourself state that the majority are good?

It is the blue code that no officer ever will do his duty and report a bad cop, but hey, they are union workers, and no union worker ever reports another union worker. Just the number one problem with the police.
22) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1647835)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Poor Clyde, operating under a delusion that this is some sort of new power being given. The power already exists. The proposal just changes who the regulator of the power is.

Depending on where you are located last week, the power to control was vested in your landlord, homeowners association, neighborhood council, city government, county government, and/or state government, under their general controls of property easements. Also part of the control was vested in a private company.

Now all of what you say about political parties fully applies to any and all of the above entities as well. Think long and hard about that. While you are considering that, think back to when Ma Bell was Ma Bell and was your only choice.

So Clyde, which money and power grubbing entity do you want in control?
23) Message boards : Politics : Open Message to Russia (Message 1647627)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
He probally orderd the hit.

There's doubt??

Might have been one of his capo's that ordered it looking to advance ....
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (95) Server Problems? (Message 1647625)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Friday Night, way past quitting time, and someone is using the link rather heavy. Might be getting new data from off campus, or maybe moving a database back in place from a location where it was fixed. Or in the worse case, loading some backup material needed to fix a blowout in the database.

Anyway, good work and it is appreciated. Even if we don't know exactly what is going on right now.
25) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1647580)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
A real elephant in the room that is not being discussed is the release of artic methane, now thats a dandy of a green house gas.

Yes it has. Methane, CH4, is about 20 times more aggresive than CO2 to the atmosphere. When the globe are getting warmer more CH4 will be released.
Not only in Sibiria's permafrost but also the oceans that contains a LOT of CH4.
Once there was a super vulcano in Russia that heated the oceans in such a degree that it caused a mass extinction about 250 million years ago.

I've seen peer reviewed articles with numbers for CH4 from around 15 to over 100 times CO2. Is all of climate science that accurate?
26) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1647578)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
But! But?!

Can't stir the pot if he answers - only if he asks!
27) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1647574)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
There can be 779,999 apples in a barrel, it only takes one rotten one to destroy the rest.

Technically it isn't the rotten apple, but the bacteria causing the rot, the rotten just allows the bacteria to multiply.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Images of the fruit of the labor of my hobby (Message 1647570)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Nice stuff Bob. I think my model building friend Tony would approve. Nearly every flat surface in his home has a model on it.

That's him amongst some of his models. Of course he found a way to get paid to build them. http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/martial-arts-39325881/
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy (Message 1647392)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
R.I.P.
30) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1647342)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Millions of eyeballs ..... yeah right .....
http://www.wired.com/2015/02/sabotage-encryption-software-get-caught/
A bad random number generator, for instance, would be easy to place in software without many individuals’ involvement, and if it were discovered, could be played off as a genuine coding error rather than a purposeful backdoor. As an example of this, the researchers point to an implementation of Debian SSL in 2006 in which two lines of code were commented out, removing a large source of the “entropy” needed to create sufficiently random numbers for the system’s encryption. The researchers acknowledge that crypto sabotage was almost certainly unintentional, the result of a programmer trying to avoid a warning message from a security tool. But the flaw nonetheless required the involvement of only one coder, went undiscovered for two years, and allowed a full break of Debian’s SSL encryption for anyone aware of the bug.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Say E.T. lands, does SETI go on? (Message 1647328)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If there is one, there are more .......
32) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1647127)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Me thinks I posted the trvth and the residents are upset.

Every cop has to think every person he approaches is guilty until proven innocent. If he doesn't one time, just one time, the cop will make a widow. The code is "officer safety" and it trumps all laws and covers all cop shootings. It is a very ugly concept, but the police unions fought very very very hard to make every court in the land swallow the bilge and they won.

As to habius corpus, well, that happens in courts, not on the street. In this case it happened eventually.

Now to scare you good, think bit rot on a government registration database.
33) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1647119)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If you based two questions of the facts I placed before you, and they were asked to a random selection of over a thousand people in the US or Europe how many could answer both correctly?

Depends, if the question were: Is the sky blue and Does the sun set in the west, you might get over 50% to give a correct answer, but if the questions were does MMR vaccine cause autism and what is the spin of a Fermion, I doubt you would find many correct answers.

It is the issue with democracy vs. representative government and why layers of bureaucrats are required.

Must everything be only as smart as the dumbest person?
34) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1647117)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
President has no authority to Declare War.

Yes he does for at least 90 days. In a nuke world that is forever. Perhaps you should learn some of what powers government has.
35) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1647084)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Does any cop in the States have any common sense?

Common sense is dead cop, they intentionally train it out of them.
36) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1647083)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How many people know that fructose is worse for you that sugar?

How many people know that fructose is sugar?
37) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1647080)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is the man right?

He appears to have a single digit IQ. Since cable TV already has a set of regulations!
<ED>He may be correct that cable TV just died and all future delivery will be via the internet or OTA.


Excellent point!

No consumer will willingly buy monopoly cable when they can have neutral internet deliver the same content, and not be forced to pay for stuff they don't want to see.
38) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1647076)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is the man right?

He appears to have a single digit IQ. Since cable TV already has a set of regulations!
<ED>He may be correct that cable TV just died and all future delivery will be via the internet or OTA.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1647032)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
California

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/25/federal-investigators-say-truck-involved-in-california-train-crash-wasnt-stuck//
Federal investigators say truck involved in California train crash wasn't stuck on tracks

Federal investigators said Wednesday that they are trying to determine why a pickup truck driver drove on to tracks and abandoned his truck, leading to a train crash that left three cars derailed and dozens injured in Southern California.

"It was not stuck, it was not bottomed out on the track or something like that," National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said at a media briefing late Tuesday at the crash site in Oxnard. Officials had said immediately after the crash that the driver got stuck on the tracks.

"We're very concerned about that, we're very interested in it," he said.

The badly wrecked truck's emergency brake was in the on position and its headlight switch was in the high-beams position after the pre-dawn crash, Sumwalt said.


And the driver has been arrested.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/02/24/train-crash-california-injuries/23931025/

Oxnard Assistant Police Chief Jason Benites said the 54-year-old man from Yuma, Ariz., was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Benites said Jose Alejandro Sanchez Ramirez abandoned a commercial truck on the tracks and was found about 1 ½ miles away in apparent distress.

The truck drove for a short time on the tracks and was facing the train head-on when the crash occurred, he said.

Three people were in critical condition after suffering injuries in the crash.

And released without charges ...
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/26/no-charges-filed-against-truck-driver-accused-in-metrolink-train-crash/
The district attorney’s office announced Thursday that a 54-year-old truck driver will not face charges in connection to the Metrolink train crash.

According to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, Jose Alejandro Sanchez Ramirez, of Yuma, Arizona, abandoned his 2005 F-450 produce truck, which was hauling a trailer with welding equipment, after it got stuck on the train tracks on Tuesday.

Ramirez’s attorneys say he did everything he could to remove his truck, but when he saw the train approaching, he left the scene.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1647030)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Still, it's pretty stupid of the nav system to not tell them.

Yes, that is a big issue. Ask your nav system how to get to the USS Arizona memorial and it happily tells you, you can, when you aren't on the island in the middle of the Pacific.


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