Posts by j mercer

1) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834757)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile j mercer
>>> The trick is to learn a skill that will remain in demand. Don't have to be High Tech. Master Mechanics, Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers, HVAC Techs, Welders and Masons can demand 6 times the minimum wage (whatever...)] and up. And there will never be enough new ones to replace the retiring and dying.

And if you're really on the ball you can run your own company some day.......that's what makes America Great. Still or Again.

Life is meant to move forward not have a minimum way of getting by.

After early failures, I went with utilities and electrical power. Hokey but it's kinda like the Electric Company and the Water Company in Monopoly. Not the most profitable but, steady and secure.


2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (104) Server Problems? (Message 1834528)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile j mercer
Downloading WUs just fine after bump to v376.19...

This Project ROCKS...

;^)
3) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1834345)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile j mercer
All land everywhere belongs to those who have the power to control it now. What a mixed up world it would be if all land was returned to the control of the descendants of those who originally settled it, if they even still exist.

+2
4) Message boards : Politics : Overtime (Message 1833679)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile j mercer
What foolish person starts pumping out kids before they can properly provide for them? Not me.

With no oxygen I managed to comfortably retired with a paid off mortgage and zero debt. Life is good.

How are you oxygen breathing folks doing?
5) Message boards : Politics : Overtime (Message 1833611)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile j mercer
Who is foolish enough to work for/be part of/stay with a company hell bent on screwing the employees?

Maybe you but not me.

Life is full of choices and I own mine.
6) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1833275)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile j mercer
J mercer, interesting read but the fact remains they took their land. You can use all the officious arguments you want but many people are fed up, witness the recent presidential election.

No argument just an interesting read and a couple questions. Har! ;)
7) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1833260)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile j mercer
What those Dakota Access Pipeline protesters don’t tell you.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-standing-rock-sioux-other-side-110916-20161109-story.html

Interesting read. Makes me wonder what is really going on.

Is the land in question 'Public Land' or Tribal land? They moved the Tribal water source 70 miles further away from the project.
8) Message boards : Politics : Overtime (Message 1833112)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile j mercer
Always with the broad brush to paint your pictures.

Wrong again friend.

I started out in a non-union shop. I later challenged the IBEW Journeyman exam. I was a boomer and worked across the US on non-union rat shops/jobs and union shops/jobs providing for my family.

I am not going to fit in any of your convenient little boxes for your broad brushed paintings.

I've grown tried of your closed minded condescending responses and will waste no more of your time.
9) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1833079)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile j mercer
Then WA got out bid with Chicago, Offering Big Incentives, Will Be Boeing's New Home. Har! ;^)
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/11/business/chicago-offering-big-incentives-will-be-boeing-s-new-home.html
10) Message boards : News : Web site upgrade (Message 1832704)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile j mercer
Golden rule of development is broken.
If you add new feature allow opt out from it !
If you added new color scheme - make choice available to revert to old one.

In particular, white on gray is BAD choice.

+1

+1

+3
11) Message boards : Politics : Overtime (Message 1832700)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile j mercer
I went over to the dark side for my last six years and retired as an Management Analyst.

I spent time on and did research for both sides of negotiations table.

Next...

I heard a wise person say " there are only 2 things that can't be taken from you, your education and your integrity."

Only two?

Har! ;^)

There are three, combined with the other two, your experiences.
12) Message boards : Politics : Overtime (Message 1832399)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile j mercer
I went over to the dark side for my last six years and retired as an Management Analyst.

I spent time on and did research for both sides of negotiations table.

Next...
13) Message boards : Politics : Overtime (Message 1832379)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile j mercer
Nice try, typical HR response but with the Liberal DOL's flawed statistics, who in their right mind would believe anything coming out of there. They do not even know how many people are unemployed. One of the many reasons this Liberal government is now a lame duck.

"cue mic drop"

You push labor and the labor force will push back. This last election is proof of that.

What else you got?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : It would take 13 new threads to tidy up the formatting - can we have some new topics? (Message 1832334)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile j mercer
Poof...
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Help with GTX 1060 (Message 1832333)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile j mercer
Thanks for the feedback. My first SLI and it's a new gaming notebook and I have not let it crunch hard for more than an hour or two at a time.

I just updated to 375.95 and will try un-bridged when this batch of work is finished and then some double up tasks. COOL! ;^)

My laptop cooler is in need of repair before I'll let it crunch full time. Most of my crunchers have been notebooks so I've learned to monitor temperatures.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Help with GTX 1060 (Message 1832310)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile j mercer
I was wondering about this too. Have new GTX 1080 x 2. I have read I might be better off dropping SLI too.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1832272)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile j mercer
Win 10 Home does not allow Remote Desktop Connection. I know there other methods (BoincTasks) but I liked seeing the Desktop.
18) Message boards : Politics : Overtime (Message 1832130)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile j mercer
I'm sorry but I do not recognize any of your sources anymore.

What else you got?
19) Message boards : Politics : Overtime (Message 1832069)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile j mercer
Salaried employees want overtime, then become an hourly wage-earner.

Want OT, well then negotiate it in your salary. What a load of crap.

@Gary - never, get real.
20) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1831396)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile j mercer
It's part of the balance. Har! ;^)


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