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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : What's with the age gap around here? (Message 1219543)
Posted 832 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley


What? Snort!! (Falls back to sleep)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Pascal goes bye bye (Message 163361)
Posted 3249 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley
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I hated that programming language anyway....bye
3) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI.USA (Message 140679)
Posted 3294 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley
That was harsh. Nobody made you read this thread did they?

The Political Thread misses you.



Hi Misfit.


4) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI.USA (Message 140043)
Posted 3294 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley


What a load of crap!!! Why don't you post in a more appropriate forum and leave people who want to read NC issues to read in peace??



That was harsh. Nobody made you read this thread did they?


5) Message boards : Number crunching : How about some news? (Message 138466)
Posted 3297 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley
I only have nine to U/L I suspended D/L a few days ago.

July is my Clean Install month ;)


6) Message boards : Number crunching : Guess what's wrong with uploading... (Message 137853)
Posted 3298 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley



PacBell. Oops, I mean SBC ;)
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : USA is open for membership...join this team!!! all welcome (Message 32814)
Posted 3584 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley

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I joined, great team with a fine forum and very nice members.


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8) Message boards : Number crunching : Turn on Pending credit!! (Message 29231)
Posted 3596 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley
> Hey guys...don't mind the rumsfeld thing,
> just trying to lighten things up a bit.
> My apologies to all...
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> Sincerely,
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> Joe
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I thought it was very funny, my kind of humour...ROTFLMAO

Thanks.


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9) Message boards : Politics : Political Thread - CLOSED (Message 28825)
Posted 3597 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley

Karl made it a personal attack on another member of these forums. For that I have no respect for Karl or his "opinions".

Talking Politics is fine, not the best of subjects (right up there with Religion), but personal attacks are as low as one can go.

I most likely just feed the Troll.






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10) Message boards : Number crunching : Double Nicknames? (Message 28758)
Posted 3597 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley

Possibly the joined date under the name could help, unless the spoofer only uses people that joined the same day as s/he did.

Of course the post count would tend to give cause to wonder.


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11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Where we all came from, wrapped here (Message 28754)
Posted 3597 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley

I just want to say that Seti Synergy has four bookmarks in my browser. One of the best sites to visit for all the News/Stats fit to print.

Thanks guys, you have a heck of a project going on there!!



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12) Message boards : Politics : Political Thread - CLOSED (Message 28590)
Posted 3597 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley
> Actually I'm sad for America, it's become more insanely fearful, poorer,
> dumber, and xenophobic than ever before. Reading the US news from over here
> is like following an alternative universe. And it's helped with the
> dumbed-down right-wing twits, such as we've seen here and you can see on any
> Internet board (for a laugh see the real psychopaths at freerepublic.com) who
> just lie and lie and lie in order to preserve their delusions, such as the
> clown with his "University of Berkeley [sic] poured blood on me" spurious
> anecdote.
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Yes, you really are sad.

I corrected my typing mistake of leaving out the "California" in my University of Berkeley post. Never-the-less, you choose to hang onto that one typo as your justification to carry on like the fool you are presenting yourself to be.

I suppose I could belie everything you say based on your insistence that the University of California (at) Berkeley is correctly named Cal-Berkeley, however you discredit yourself much more effectively using your own words.

Therefore, you just keep on lying to yourself to preserve your own delusions and I shall not respond to any more of your "last" posts in this thread.

13) Message boards : Politics : Political Thread - CLOSED (Message 28313)
Posted 3598 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley
Carl Christensen

You have exposed yourself to be a crackpot with your inane drivel, and I shall not feed your delusions any longer.

Enjoy life in your special place and remember not to do everything the voices tell you.




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14) Message boards : Politics : Political Thread - CLOSED (Message 28177)
Posted 3599 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley
Berkeley, legendary for its anti-war campus activism, is quiet this time around


By Lisa Burgess, Washington bureau
Pacific edition, Sunday, December 30, 2001



ARLINGTON, Va. — If the war on terrorism is going to spark widespread anti-war demonstrations at any American university, odds are that those rallies will be held at the University of California at Berkeley, where anti-Vietnam protests have long since become the stuff of legend.

"Berkeley was a zoo in those days," said Navy Capt. Lee Rosenberg, who assumed directorship of the Navy’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at the university in June. "Sproul Plaza [the university’s heart] was wall-to-wall people with street art, demonstrations, rallies, and all that.… There was also a lot going on in the street, with people playing conga drums, dancing and such."

During Vietnam, protests against the military were so virulent "that ROTC students lost an entire semester, at least. In some cases, they lost a whole year," Rosenberg said.

The most basic military practices were a trial for Berkeley’s ROTC students during Vietnam.

For example, hostile crowds of students routinely attacked those who wore their uniforms to class — verbally, if not physically.

But all that has changed.

Despite widespread predictions by baby boomers nursing real or wishful memories of Woodstock and the Summer of Love, widespread anti-war protests aren’t materializing at Berkeley, or anywhere else for that matter.

Vietnam failed to cross the line to influence today’s college students. They just don’t care to imitate their parents, for a variety of reasons.

"The campus is very quiet now," Rosenberg said. "The students seem very serious. The ethnic mix has changed, too, from white middle-class to diversity.

"People are more concerned now with getting a degree and going to work" than with activism, he said.

Berkeley students are aware they have a reputation to keep, so a few anti-war rallies have materialized since Sept. 11. But according to reports of the events in the student newspaper, the Daily Cal, all such rallies pretty much fizzled out for lack of interest.

Berkeley’s latest anti-war rally happened Dec. 10. Students hung a large bed sheet painted with the words "ROTC Equals Terrorism." The students also passed out a pamphlet that calls the military "terrorist operations."

But only six students participated in the rally, and Rosenberg and his ROTC staff appeared far more amused than threatened.

"There were so few of them," Rosenberg said. "They just kind of stomped around and did their thing."

On many campuses, it is the Vietnam protesters themselves who are returning to try to motivate a new generation to restart the anti-war movement.

"To radicals [the war on terrorism] is very much an opportunity to continue what began 30 years ago and they can correct [past] mistakes … and succeed in whatever mission they had back then," said Columbia University sophomore Eric Chen, 25.

Berkeley’s first post-Sept. 11 rally was held on Sept. 20 by the "Stop the War Coalition," a new organization that sprang up after the terrorist attacks.

"There were probably several hundred people out there," said Berkeley spokeswoman Marie Felde. "It was a combination of some students, but also a large number of Bay Area community people who oppose U.S. military action."

But the rally "did not sustain," Felde said. "There was also a sense that this was not the right thing to do.… There was a feeling that this is different from what we were protesting in Vietnam."

The key difference between the war in Afghanistan and the Vietnam War is that "Americans were attacked on their own soil," said Chris Jackson, an assistant professor of history at San Francisco State University.

John Ennis, a 26-year-old student studying emergency services management at the University of Richmond, agreed.

"It’s very clear to us why we’re involved in the conflict now," said Ennis, who also is a firefighter. "In Vietnam, from what I understand, no one really knew why we were there."

Both college students and the American public are standing behind the war because it’s justified, said Lauren Laitala, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

"In Vietnam, it wasn’t our business to be over there," Laitala said. "In this case, people feel like there’s no way it can’t be our business."

Another difference between Vietnam and today’s conflict is the all-volunteer military, said Ron Kirksey, a spokesman for Kent State University.

"I remember the ’60s," Kirksey said. "The draft was really hanging over people’s heads as students. Now we have a professional military, and I think the feeling is more like, ‘We’ll let them take care of it for us’."

Washington bureau chief Patrick Dickson contributed to this report from New York, and staff writer Sandra Jontz contributed from Washington.


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15) Message boards : Politics : Political Thread - CLOSED (Message 28168)
Posted 3599 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley

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> Gee, well if that really happened to you I'm amazed it didn't make the right
> or left-wing press. And where is the "University of Berkeley", is that
> "Cal-Berkeley" (home of SETI & BOINC :-) or another institution? And
> where exactly were you that a chick from Berkeley just happened to have a
> bucket of blood to dump on you? On an abbatoir tour group? It's a great
> anecdote, do you have any actual evidence? A SETI-aware group should know
> Carl Sagan's famous phrase -- "extraordinary claims require extraordinary
> evidence."
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Carl I guess you needed to be there.

At the time Berkeley was UC Berkeley as in University of California (at) Berkeley. I suppose it still is Officially named that today, Cal Berkeley being a nickname kind of like UM Columbia being called MIZZOU.

The reason I was there was to check on the Naval ROTC boys that were getting ready for their Summer Cruise. Kind of like the Army doing their Summer Camp.

The back gates to the campus where the ROTC buildings are/were located were already locked with "protesters" doing their "thing". So I had to park and walk across campus to get there.

Of course these "innocent little darlings" were set up and ready for some fun which accounts for bucket of blood among other things to throw.

Never the less, maybe their was a mention in the Berkeley Barb about it, only the protest part not any details that would make the participants look bad (heaven forbid).

Maybe you could take the time to talk with other Viet Nam Veterans and find out a little bit of the history that was not fit to print in the Left or Right press of the time. That is where you will find your "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."

There is a reason that we still say "Welcome back Brother" when meeting other Vets of the time.

BTW, I do have the evidence it was burned into the mind of a nineteen year old boy. The Uniform is gone, but the Ribbons are packed away in a cigar box at the bottom of my old foot locker.




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16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Join Team Götterdämmerung (Message 27820)
Posted 3600 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley

Putting it back out there.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : USA is open for membership...join this team!!! all welcome (Message 27819)
Posted 3600 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley
@ mags1951

You are correct that this is a Topic to "recruit for Team USA" and Spamming is posting off topic nonsense.

I can only give my opinions in this topic, to censure anyone would require the ability to edit their posts.

Ass-Munchers? You must be reading my replies at the Team USA Forums...lol
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@ laughingboy

Sorry I missed the obvious good natured fun of the replies that set me off. Somebody forgot to send me the memo about it before the first flame was fired.

I am sure Team USA is willing to take your Olive Branch, they have been very quiet lately.

With warmest regards,



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18) Message boards : Politics : Political Thread - CLOSED (Message 27807)
Posted 3600 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley
> >however I am the type that went to Viet Nam just to be welcomed home with
> a >bucket of blood poured over my uniform.
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> Oh come on, that's the biggest myth, that scads of hippies were running around
> spitting on Vietnam vets etc. There was some spitting done on Vietnam vets
> --- it was Repukes at the RNC in '72 spitting on vets protesting the war such
> as Ron "Born on the 4th of July" Kovic.
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Carl I must say that part your response was insulting at best.

Having been the young man in uniform that had the bucket of blood poured on my Dress Blues by some slut at the University of Berkeley I know the truth of that encounter.

BTW, I never said anything about "scads of hippies" you brought that into the conversation.



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19) Message boards : Politics : Political Thread - CLOSED (Message 27655)
Posted 3600 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley
> errr, what about Grenada, and all the overt & covert aid & assistance
> to "freedom fighters" (i.e. terrorists) in Central America, Afghanistan etc?
> Yet you are probably the type that will screech "why do THEY hate us?" The US
> does seem to like to prop up an "eternal enemy" --- since the Cold War was
> over the right-wing reptiles have been itching for another enemy. They didn't
> want to bother with China since there is too much money to be made off of
> slave labor there, so their old ally Bin Laden came in quite handy.
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What about Grenada? Hold U.S. Citizens hostage and threaten to kill them, you get whacked.

Sorry but I am not the type that will screech "why do THEY hate us?" however I am the type that went to Viet Nam just to be welcomed home with a bucket of blood poured over my uniform.



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20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : USA is open for membership...join this team!!! all welcome (Message 27651)
Posted 3600 days ago by Profile Kevin N. Shapley
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> well I didn't see anything that bad other than he posted big FFE logos? It
> seems all good natured "leg-pulling" to me.
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Maybe, I guess it depends on how much leg-pulling goes on. Of course the pic in this thread goes a bit far. Just in case you missed it;



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