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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems posting? (Message 1762633)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Is anyone but me having problems posting to the N/C thread? I have attempted to post several times today and when I hit the preview button, to see how it looks before I post, I get the logon screen. It's as if I never logged on in the first place. Could it be that the Window 10 Yea or Nay has gotten to big?

Just posted without issue to the W10 thread.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1762629)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/unfiltered-opinion/windows-10-forced-upgrade-fighting-decades-long-institutional-insanity.html?google_editors_picks=true
Wrapping Up: A Future of Forced Upgrades

The world has changed a lot since we first saw PCs. Now we are surrounded by smart devices that automatically get updates whether we want them or not, largely because of a combination of bug fixes and constantly changing security exposures. Recently, the GSA began to put in place policies that force all U.S. government suppliers to aggressively assure all parts of their business from the citizenship and background of workers to the source and content of their software. This will quickly trickle down to every company that is in the supply chain of these firms. But it is very likely that in the next decade, we will face a security problem of national if not global proportions and that will force laws, and vendor liability, that will make keeping platforms current not only more acceptable but potentially illegal to avoid.
23) Message boards : Politics : Mood of the US population (Message 1762473)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
As a White person of Latino Heritage (Italian Heritage is truly Latino):

Last time I heard Latino was Latin-American with the American meaning First Peoples of central and south America. So Italian gets the Latin part, so what tribe is your First People's part? Aztec? Inca? Maya? ??
24) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1762363)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I think that a man with the thought of realizing that the budget should be run like a corporation might be a good thing for this country

Mark the govt is not a corporation, it's purpose is to do what needs to be done what the private sector can not do.

And you think that gives the government a blank check to raise taxes over and over and still run forever in the red?

Sounds about like how "trump the bankrupt" ran his businesses. Spend more than you take in...
25) Message boards : Number crunching : i-Cloud for i-Tunes support... (Message 1762329)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Just found i-Cloud processes, (several of them listed in Task Manager), taking up 100% CPU usage on 3 of 4 cores on Prometheus, (my Intel Quad QX9650 CPU), and had to kill the processes to get BOINC to crunch!!! I DON'T even use i-Cloud!!! I choose to backup and encrypt the backup of my i-Phone through i-Tunes to Prometheus directly! WHY would i-Cloud need to take up 100% usage on 3 of 4 cores?????
Because you asked it to? Likely you Mac is backing up that big data dump from your phone to i-cloud, syncing the calendar, playlists, etc. If you want that to stop go into your system preferences i-cloud, turn off the check boxes and sign out. Know however when you sign into i-tunes it may sign you back into i-cloud.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1762241)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Just a dumb question, does all this update avoidance take more time than hitting a close box on a advert once a day, and unchecking a box in optional updates once a week?
27) Message boards : Number crunching : How to add stats to a signature (Message 1762237)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
(Now, why is one of mine not working?)

Seems they are having issues with the code that generates them in .gif format, but the code that generates them in .png format seems to be working.
28) Message boards : Politics : Mood of the US population (Message 1762178)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
They seem to have missed the problem: Opinion presented as News.
29) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1762099)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Was that deliberrate? :)

Wish I was that deliberate!
30) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1762098)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
My fault for not making it clearer... Yes, the caption on the video.

Sure, I can understand an error... Of course..

BUT...

Hours later and the video is still up? Not even a 'oops' notice or correction??

It is *STILL* the lead-off video on this page:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/02/politics/hillary-clinton-coin-flip-iowa-bernie-sanders/index.html

Surely, I am not the only one to have noticed it. The video was put up on the CNN Website 3PM on Feb. 2, over 30 HOURS AGO.

Live TV is an interesting animal. It is very possible that they only recorded the final broadcast and not all the individual elements that went into the switcher to generate the broadcast. To edit it, you need everything on separate sources all synced with time code. Then you could lay in the correct graphic. Note they have two clocks in graphics one of which changes to live stock market quotes, that would cause issues in trying to edit. If you try and paintbox over the graphic with another that edit will be obvious, especially because the broadcast version has already been compressed - lossy compression. Also don't forget they are a news organization and editing to change content may be not permitted by their employer.

As to an oops, the error is pretty obvious and the actual caption on the webpage is correct, so you might take that as the correction. I bet they have an ombudsman or viewer rep. Why don't you contact them and see what their response is? Perhaps a few minutes later their host said an oops to the live audience which isn't in the clip? In which case the web department is at fault for not including that on the clip.
31) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1762048)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
You don't believe that the (non-Fox, at least) mainstream news media is pro-Clinton? Look at this:

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/02/02/bernie-sanders-iowa-caucus-loss-response-nr.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/

The video title:

Sanders: Last night we began the political revolution


Look closely at the caption...

The last line...


Sen. Bernie Sanders | (R) Presidential Candidate


CNN is calling Sanders a Republican... ROFLMAO

I looked very closely. My screen does not say what your screen does. I'd suggest you do a virus and spyware scan.
Mine says:
Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in New Hampshire after a razor-thin loss to Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

That is indeed what it says under the video image, though when playing the video the text on the video says:

2016 RACE
SANDERS RALLIES IN N.H. AFTER RAZOR-THIN IOWA RACE
Sen. Bernie Sanders | (R) Presidential Candidate

Naturally this is part of the undeniably pro Clinton liberal media's attempt to portray her opponent in an unflattering light, rather than an error, the kind of which happens every day on TV.

Oh, graphic on video, NOT CAPTION UNDER VIDEO!

I'm sure some now unemployed onscreen graphics person who was operating on zero hours sleep and 200 cups of coffee. Just like the live closed caption typists. Never make an typo or spelling mistake. Perfect dictation.
32) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1762047)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yes!

Judge rules against Cosby, criminal trial will proceed

I'm sure with his $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ his mouthpieces will get an order to delay while they appeal which they hope will take longer than he has left before his one way ticket to a warm place.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1762045)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yes. The strap in front holds a circular saw.
Now just where do you use this tool? And when?

Well, it is used where you don't want to fall off.
It is used when it needs replacing.

Or are you looking for a four letter word?
34) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1761998)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Do I have that right?

Looks like that is what is being said to me .....
35) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1761980)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
You don't believe that the (non-Fox, at least) mainstream news media is pro-Clinton? Look at this:

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/02/02/bernie-sanders-iowa-caucus-loss-response-nr.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/

The video title:

Sanders: Last night we began the political revolution


Look closely at the caption...

The last line...


Sen. Bernie Sanders | (R) Presidential Candidate


CNN is calling Sanders a Republican... ROFLMAO

I looked very closely. My screen does not say what your screen does. I'd suggest you do a virus and spyware scan.
Mine says:
Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in New Hampshire after a razor-thin loss to Hillary Clinton in Iowa.
36) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1761978)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
And another one bites the dust ...
Rick Santorum
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/02/03/rick-santorum-to-drop-out-of-2016-presidential-race/
Rick Santorum, the deeply conservative former senator who won nearly a dozen contests in the 2012 race for the Republican nomination, is expected to announce Wednesday that he will suspend his latest and long-struggling run for the presidency.

Santorum is scheduled to appear Wednesday evening on Fox News Channel, where an aide said he will make “two major announcements.” According to several national Republicans familiar with his plans, he will discuss his decision to end his 2016 campaign and he will likely make an endorsement of one of his GOP rivals.
37) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Election -- Iowa caucuses (Message 1761921)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GOP_2016_PAUL_SCOL-?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-02-03-09-51-56
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V7 (Message 1761916)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Why do I feel circular
39) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Researchers find evidence of a real ninth planet (Message 1761912)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I am not sure it would Bob. The official IAU definition of a planet is this

The IAU therefore resolves that planets and other bodies in our Solar System, except satellites, be defined into three distinct categories in the following way:

(1) A "planet"1 is a celestial body that: (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and (c) has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit.

(2) A "dwarf planet" is a celestial body that: (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape2, (c) has not cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit, and (d) is not a satellite.

(3) All other objects3, except satellites, orbiting the Sun shall be referred to collectively as "Small Solar System Bodies".

The person quoted as saying it is a planet is Pluto's demoter. I think he knows what he is talking about, but one can never tell what crap a committee will come up with ...
40) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #3 (Message 1761784)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3429400/Former-NYPD-officer-busted-running-prostitution-ring-employed-police.html
A former officer with the New York City Police Department was busted for allegedly running a prostitution ring while still employed by the police.

In a complaint made public Tuesday, prosecutors accused Eduardo Cornejo of trafficking at least ten different women to be sold to prostitution in a scheme that stretched from Long Island to New Jersey.

Cornejo, 33, allegedly arranged the sale of sexual services at motels in the New York metropolitan area, often conducting his shady side business immediately after getting off shifts working for the NYPD.


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