Posts by Gary Charpentier

21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1891352)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/09/22/Raccoon-hitches-ride-on-hood-of-moving-police-cruiser/7601506083862/?utm_source=fp&utm_campaign=ts_pi&utm_medium=10
Raccoon hitches ride on hood of moving police cruiser
22) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1891349)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Looks like tRump has his wish ...
https://apnews.com/91a60ca5a04e4ae48e8813b94a54cf9c/Kim-fires-off-insults-at-Trump-and-hints-at-weapons-test
His foreign minister, asked on a visit to New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly what the countermeasure would be, said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.
23) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1891341)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Sigh. Regime change. Every time the USA does that what replaces it is worse. Yet they scream for another dose. Can you imagine what is going to be worse than Kim?

They must judge and someone must be found wanting. Just like the ministry for the prevention of vice and the promotion of virtue, but they aren't using horse whips they are using nukes.

They didn't see it to be a tantrum. You ignore a tantrum and it stops. Pay it attention and you have lost! That's where they have already put the USA, where it can only lose.

Sigh. Get it over with, do the peace and surrender to Kim, and get the hell out of Korea and leave it to the Koreans.
24) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #4 (Message 1891221)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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A probation Officer on probation. funny if not so serious.

So why no jail time?
Cops can do no wrong. Frankly why didn't they charge him with statutory rape for the 14 year old? He should be on the sex perverts list.
25) Message boards : News : Free Speech and SETI@home (Message 1891220)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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It is 5 decades since the Vietnam war in the 60's, has each decade at UCB been the same over time?
In the 60's many of the students were there because going to a university gave them a draft deferment. As such there was likely a much bigger proportion of students with some stake in the debate. Since then, there haven't been many such issues where a large proportion of the students had a direct stake in the issue, other than fee increases and a couple of those protests got a bit out of hand.

Very little of what has happened recently has been student protest. All most all of it has been professional protesters. Neither the students or the University want those professional hooligans on their campus and they don't belong there. Berkeley doesn't have a fence around it, so not much can be done. The real issue though is those who want to use public speaking as a way to foment press coverage of themselves by having a violent clash over their name.
26) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #4 (Message 1891192)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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https://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/los-angeles-probation-officer-pleads-guilty-to-assaulting-juvenile-female-inmates-on-a-weekly-basis/
Los Angeles probation officer pleads guilty to assaulting juvenile female inmates ‘on a weekly basis’
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1891156)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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No comment
http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/09/21/tractor-trailer-makes-wrong-turn-and-gets-stuck-on-new-jersey-beach-boardwalk.html
A semi-truck driver, who apparently made a wrong turn, drove his 18-wheeler nearly three miles down the famous beachside boardwalk that runs from Atlantic City to Ventnor City.
28) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #4 (Message 1891151)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Mr. Kevvy, I agree completely. The rules for US police forces seem better suited for Bodie than today. Stare decisis is the problem. Rules set in the 1800's are still the rule today. The pitchforks are starting to come out.
29) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1891138)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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None of them currently invalidate your license that I'm aware of, but that could be used purely for enforcement of patching.

Took a little while to remember but Intuit does invalidate your license if you don't update. While a bit different reason than a security patch, the same effect.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1891092)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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How bad is the use of mobile phones in vehicles? Probably a lot worse than you might think.
Documentary captures young drivers using phones, taking selfies behind the wheel.
It's actually got me interested in seeing the full documentary.
"We told them we were going to put cameras in their cars and observe their behaviour, and just to act the way they normally did."
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Five young people from diverse backgrounds agreed to be filmed. None believed they had a problem or did anything wrong.
In the documentary, all of them are seen repeatedly looking down, texting, and even taking selfies while driving.


I'm amazed there aren't more minor crashes, let alone much more serious ones, than there already are.

I have noticed my commute getting longer and longer as more and more drivers are head down and don't go when the car in front of them does. Miss a light cycle and boom, a ripple.
31) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1891085)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Show me anywhere that has any proof of more that a handful of fraudulent votes in any election in the US. And you can have your full investigation. until then it is just a myth and would be just a waste of money that could be spent on a thousand and one things that would benefit the country.

It could even be spent on a border wall. However it would be much better spent on Hurricane relief.
<ed>Some maintain that until a commission with a predetermined result that there is fraud investigates, that there hasn't been an investigation.
<ed2>And hasn't all the fraud uncovered so far been votes for tRump? You would think the democrats would be screaming for it.
32) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #4 (Message 1891042)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Not a report about individual police officers, but an interesting one nonetheless.

Are US police too quick to shoot?

Considering the hundreds, if not more immediate life threatening situations police encounter across the country every week.

Say the same about the unarmed officers in all the countries that do not have routine police armed. The result of these unarmed police forces is a much lower level of violence and crime. Bullies create violence. Just like armed brown shirt thugs and Kristallnacht.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1891041)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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...& the GPS says they can drive straight across :-)

I know. I asked my GPS for directions to Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor and it directed me to drive into the Pacific Ocean from Santa Monica Beach California.
34) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1891001)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The Hurdat database is not an original source. It is derived data.



This an original source?
Nope.
This is original format
KLAX 201753Z 13005KT 8SM FEW026 BKN036 24/16 A2991 RMK AO2 SLP127 T02440156 10244 20172 50009

Remember this stuff was originally sent by telegraph so it was compact.

Your example may be a compilation of such original reports, but at sea before sat's and hunter aircraft, the center of the storm was a bit of a guess, just as their remarks on their accuracy says. On land some pour soul likely was in the eye so its position was known.
<ed>And when did the air force form as it is mentioned on your example? Well after 1930 IIRC.
35) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1890971)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Also interesting reading the posts of those who dismiss Criminal Activity for Political/Ideological reasons.

Very interesting reading that after a determination has been made by the people in government who have the job of criminal investigation that a crime has not happened, how others insist one has and harp on it ad nauseam. Just like Black Lives Matter insists police officers are assassinating black persons. But, I'm sure these same people who harp on crooked ..., dismiss BLM as terrorists. So they have picked how society should treat them.

Have others do unto you as you would do unto them. YAP!
36) Message boards : Politics : Shocking! (Message 1890968)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Just wonder why it isn't being found all over the EU?
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1890939)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I've complained to the Council saying they should put up signs saying "Narrow bridge, not suitable for HGV" But they say that as we are part of the GLC it is TfL's responsibility not theirs. One of these days a large rigid lorry is going to try it on and either go through a side wall on to the tracks, or get firmly stuck.


Unfortunately a lot less money is being spent on the road infrastructure, things like white line painting, signs obstructed by vegetation or are so faded they are unreadable, this is on top of the potholes and badly worn out road surfaces.

Some of these may not seem too much of a problem if you know the area, but for those that don't they can be an annoyance or worse.

Not just over there mate. Seem all politicians need to steal from the future faster and faster.
38) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1890921)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The Hurdat database is not an original source. It is derived data.
39) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1890843)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Thought the US police officer was going to go home. Guess that was another campaign lie, like lying Hil..., er, tRump.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/rise-trump-north-korea-comments-170919172721028.html
US President Donald Trump's highly-combative remarks against North Korea and its leader at the United Nations will only harden Pyongyang's resolve to continue developing its nuclear programme, analysts have warned.

North Koreans are not going to back down - if anything they are going to increase the tempo of their programme," Kirk told Al Jazeera from South Korea's capital, Seoul. "I think we can forget about North Korea saying, 'let's go to negotiations.'"

Kirk also said he expected that Trump's fiery approach would not be adopted by other leaders who are otherwise highly critical of North Korea's actions.

"We are in for some quite interesting questions here, and a lot of it is not going to be favourable to Trump," he said. "I get the general impression that tensions will increase and the line is drawn ever deeper."

Mark Farha, assistant professor in international relations at the Doha Institute, said that Trump had - once again - embraced an interventionist foreign policy.

"He did so gradually in the speech; in the beginning he began in a more conciliatory manner and towards the end he adopted squarely a neoconservative line of regime change and war in fact," Farha told Al Jazeera.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I'm back, kinda! (Message 1890840)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Welcome back.


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