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21) Message boards : Politics : Baiting (Message 1409663)
Posted 30 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Sadly one can only be as honest to others as they are to themselves. Many of us have chosen to ignore facts in favor of rhetoric, it is easier and requires less effort to maintain.

We are all entitled to our own "Faith" or Fantasy, whichever you wish to call it. And messing with a fragile belief system is a very dangerous thing.

There are some who are downright deliberately false, simply for their own purposes. Those I would call liars.

Others believe the falsehoods they espouse and ignore any facts offered. Those I would not call liars. Those I would say are deluded.

Neither of these terms is flattering, and using them towards a specific person is insulting, inflammatory and fruitless.

Which makes the ignore function(AKA twit filter) a valuable function. The consequence is of course these people can espouse their nonsense un-hindered.

And honestly this post is not intended to annoy/inflame/antagonize anyone.
But if someone does take offense then.. Well good because the shoe probably fits in that case.

And you might notice I have not a lot to say, nor read in politics anymore.
It is not I have changed or re-evaluated positions. It is that anything I can contribute is un-needed, or un-heeded. And I see little value in continuing.

Once again, perception is reality. Make your reality a good one.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Discussion of Cafe games #5 (Message 1409173)
Posted 29 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGEYXKl7pMw

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've got to pour Eric one of those beers!!!

Angela, when Eric looks at you he sees you in Binary. The beers (or other beverage of choice) just relaxes him and improves the math.

Oh good grief!!!

*giggle* well I could be wrong! Sorry I do not speak his native language...
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption # 53 (Message 1409171)
Posted 29 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
What do you mean the car is over-heating?
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Discussion of Cafe games #5 (Message 1409067)
Posted 28 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGEYXKl7pMw

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've got to pour Eric one of those beers!!!

Angela, when Eric looks at you he sees you in Binary. The beers (or other beverage of choice) just relaxes him and improves the math.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : English is really difficult to learn (Message 1408642)
Posted 28 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
I use photobucket.com I do not know if they accommodate China, but should be something like it.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : English is really difficult to learn (Message 1408550)
Posted 27 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
显然,人们可以在任何语言粗鲁。


是的我知道这是粗鲁的他,但我们可以放下,现在吗?

和你为好。
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : English is really difficult to learn (Message 1408522)
Posted 27 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
显然,人们可以在任何语言粗鲁。
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beets Give Us a Caption #52 (Message 1408250)
Posted 27 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Body Language 101: Todays lesson is mixed messages.
29) Questions and Answers : Windows : Equipment safety (Message 1407679)
Posted 25 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
SETI@home will give your graphics card and CPU a pretty good workout.
It should be able to handle it assuming your power supply is up to the job.

You WILL be burning more electricity than you are accustomed. But you can also
have some fun doing it. And yes keeping things clean especially on air cooled rigs is a great idea. But 70c should not be an issue. 80c is a good time to clean things up.. and at 90c PANIC.

Note: this is my personal rule of thumb and does not represent the views of SETI staff, nor Nvidia nor any manufacturer. Advice is guaranteed to be worth what you paid for it.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beets Give Us a Caption #52 (Message 1407619)
Posted 25 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm ........
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Google Chrome (Message 1407494)
Posted 25 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
guess what.. regardless of software, when you log in somewhere? They have the information and your history on that site. Any site they redirect you to? They have the information too. And anyone they share it with? They have it too.
And anyone they shared it to that shares it to someone else? They have it too.
Mac Address? Not a problem getting. Use a Proxy server? Ahh great collection point for those that want to collect data. Wipe your cookies? Not a problem. New ones will be there in no time. Match the MAC address with the old ones.
Turn off cookies? Sure, and see how many sites you can actually get to. And those you do can still collect whatever information they get.

Am I greatly worried about all of this? No not really. More irritated than anything else. Comes from remembering the Telecom days when everything was held in strictest confidence. Those days are now long gone.

So Google will continue to collect info on what I look for. And continue to look for ways to sell it to someone else. But they sure do not need additional assistance by me installing their browser/toolbar/whatever.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : English is really difficult to learn (Message 1407470)
Posted 24 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Tokyo Hotel - Is forbitten to steal hotel towels please. If you are not person to do such thing is please not to read notis.

On the box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong: Guaranteed to work throughout its useful life.

In a Bangkok temple: It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man.

In a Vienna hotel: In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the hotel porter.


Thought I would try to break down some of the problems here....
Tokyo Hotel mostly spelling, and in the notice it is telling if you are honest do not read it. Too late!

Clockwork toy: They are saying it will work until it stops.

Temple: It comes across as do not have sexual relations with a woman even if they are dressed as a man. At least they spelled Forbidden right though..

Hotel: They are telling us if we see a fire to scare the porter. Charging at them naked with a kitchen knife should work.

33) Questions and Answers : Windows : Equipment safety (Message 1407466)
Posted 24 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Look at the top machines.
Also realize people have done the math of credit per watt.
GPU wins.

34) Questions and Answers : Windows : Help Please !!!!! (Message 1407464)
Posted 24 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/
Download the software, and then attach to the seti@home project.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : English is really difficult to learn (Message 1407438)
Posted 24 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
I just received a cable with some other things I ordered

It is made in China, and advises me of the following::

Caution
Insert securely lest should be detached in set

:: While the general message seems clear enough, push it all the way in..
the language is a bit confusing, and not in a manner we would be familiar with
speaking.

I guess what I am trying to say is that with minimal English skills, you too
could write technical guidance.

It is a confusing language, as the one comic strip played with:
GNU(a type of animal)
New(recent, not old)
Knew(Previous knowledge of)
All pronounced the same.
and it is common for us to play with the phonetic similarities in much of our humor. Our slang vocabulary is always changing and near limitless, and should probably be reserved for advanced studies.

You could even go to urbandictionary.com, but it may have a high content of vulgarities.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Google Chrome (Message 1407399)
Posted 24 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Data mining. The more data that goes through google(or anyone for that matter) the better profile they can build of my life, which is really no ones business.
And of course they happily share this information between "business partnerships" and such, which allows virtually any company to build as much specific information as they want on anyone, and then of course they can sell this compiled information as a "service" to.. well anyone.

IE does what I need, allows me some control(not great, I have other programs to make it better) and I have no desire to go to google anything.

My youtube pages got assimilated by Google. Such is the way things go. But I do not need to make it easier.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beets Give Us a Caption #52 (Message 1406704)
Posted 23 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Nesting Sharks never quite had the popularity as the Nesting Dolls.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carnivors(squimish might want to avoid) (Message 1406106)
Posted 21 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
Most of the veggies I do not care for can be made tolerable via a Japanese Tempura process.

As far as Japanese dishes, I have heard of what translates to "Dancing Prawns". I am not inclined to go seeking those out. Nor Klingon "Gak".

I am inclined to assume unless proven otherwise that everything with a central nervous system feels pain. I have not evolved to the point I would not eat it anyway, but I think it is due as much respect and dignity as can be allowed before being converted into a delicacy.

Oysters:.. Do not like em. Tried them different times and different ways and..
nope.

At this point in time, my taste buds are in "Technicolor". I swear I can taste magenta. And this leads me to deeply appreciate the flavors of organics.

Wild caught tastes better than farmed, fresh is better than frozen...
But for the most part if it looks good and tastes good, I will eat it.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carnivors(squimish might want to avoid) (Message 1405780)
Posted 21 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
even cooked some swear by sucking their brains out.. um.... okay I am not a Cajun native and will pass on this bit of tradition.. But they sure do know how to cook 'em in New Orleans...
Tails have most of the meat anyway.

And they do seem to prefer less than pristine waters, so cleaning them off/boiling them seems like a REALLY good idea to me. But again.. I am west coast.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carnivors(squimish might want to avoid) (Message 1405713)
Posted 20 Aug 2013 by Profile soft^spirit
The discussion in Mystery Kitchen tools was getting pretty off track.. so I thought I would open this..

Discussion went to humane dispatching of food.. if this disturbs you you might want to close this thread NOW.











Okay we talking about ways to kill lobsters and crabs so they basically did not poop in the water that is going to be used to cook them with.
Lobsters traditionally are put up on their head and kept upright, their tails drooping over until they basically fall asleep.. and then plunging them head first into the water, killing them almost instantly. Another is to put a kitchen knife through their heads, again causing a near instantaneous death.

As far as snails, I have never cooked live snails.. but ducks do love to eat them that way.. very handy at keeping yards snail free. I do know that the French and many Americans find them a great excuse for a lot of garlic. Over all I find a roasted garlic plenty of excuse. Apologies to any non garlic eaters around whew! But yummy.

I do love crawfish.. honestly I have not cooked them so I have no real clue on humane ways to convert them from mud bugs to yummy. Perhaps there is more to learn, or perhaps this thread will die a quick and painless death. Either way..
I had to get it out of the tools thread, and it seemed a bit too much for the Critter Corner.


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