Posts by James Sotherden


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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : British vs. French system (Message 1606368)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
How about we compromise and use F. for temperature. Base Ten for currency. And metric for disatnce and measurement.
And let the geeky scientist use what ever else they want.
2) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1606367)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
James...

The following would usually be posted in the PM's, but I believe it is important in this discussion.

My son-in-law, and I, believed in waiting for more information, before coming to a conclusion in the Ferguson Incident.

Now we both believe the Officer did nothing to stand trial for.

More important...

With the inter-racial marriage, which both sets of parents wished for. Came Racism from SOME, on BOTH sides.

Yes... Their IS Racial Bigotry within the Black Community, as in the White. Why is it so difficult for White Liberal's to acknowledge this.

This has NOTHING to do with Institutional Racism. But Bigotry directed against Individuals of BOTH Races. Black Racial Bigots are just as vile and evil, as White Racial Bigots.

Well as a parent, I didnt care who she married. But to our parents that was a differant matter. It was dealt with by getting to know each other. And respecting each other as HUMANS.

Same with my wife's parents. But now, after getting to know each other, they agree with me.

Or at least that is what they say to your face.

So I should be an ass and not take them for their word?

Or they could just be being nice and trying to keep the peace?

Who knows. Most people try to avoid sensitive topics with in laws.

I have no doubt that most people agree that the rioting in Ferguson is a disaster. I've been through a couple of race riots and it was very sad, but I also totally understood why the people around me were so angry.

I for one have had words with in laws when I felt a wrong had been commited. I certainly here from them when I have pissed them off.
3) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1606361)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
James...

The following would usually be posted in the PM's, but I believe it is important in this discussion.

My son-in-law, and I, believed in waiting for more information, before coming to a conclusion in the Ferguson Incident.

Now we both believe the Officer did nothing to stand trial for.

More important...

With the inter-racial marriage, which both sets of parents wished for. Came Racism from SOME, on BOTH sides.

Yes... Their IS Racial Bigotry within the Black Community, as in the White. Why is it so difficult for White Liberal's to acknowledge this.

This has NOTHING to do with Institutional Racism. But Bigotry directed against Individuals of BOTH Races. Black Racial Bigots are just as vile and evil, as White Racial Bigots.

Well as a parent, I didnt care who she married. But to our parents that was a differant matter. It was dealt with by getting to know each other. And respecting each other as HUMANS.

Same with my wife's parents. But now, after getting to know each other, they agree with me.

Or at least that is what they say to your face.

So I should be an ass and not take them for their word?
Edit- Its obvious you do not understand US law. Here we are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A grandjury decides if there is enough eveidence to go to trial. This one didnt.So your beef is its rigged because your social mob rule says it is?
OK find the eveidence that it was rigged and post it.
4) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1606351)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
James...

The following would usually be posted in the PM's, but I believe it is important in this discussion.

My son-in-law, and I, believed in waiting for more information, before coming to a conclusion in the Ferguson Incident.

Now we both believe the Officer did nothing to stand trial for.

More important...

With the inter-racial marriage, which both sets of parents wished for. Came Racism from SOME, on BOTH sides.

Yes... Their IS Racial Bigotry within the Black Community, as in the White. Why is it so difficult for White Liberal's to acknowledge this.

This has NOTHING to do with Institutional Racism. But Bigotry directed against Individuals of BOTH Races. Black Racial Bigots are just as vile and evil, as White Racial Bigots.

Well as a parent, I didnt care who she married. But to our parents that was a differant matter. It was dealt with by getting to know each other. And respecting each other as HUMANS.
5) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1606337)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile James Sotherden
You are wasting your time with Clyde. He has absolutely no understanding of institutionalised racism. He doesn't even understand his own racism.

I think somewhere I read that he has black grandchildren. I really don't think it will come home to him until his black grandchildren are older and they start to tell grandpa Clyde what it is like to deal with cops and a system that is stacked against you when you are black.

Es99...

You are quite disgusting in your personal attacks against others and their family's. But we all know that.

How many Black persons have given their lives for you? How many Black persons would you have, if necessary, given YOUR life? How many Black person's have their name inscribed upon a wall in Washington, and you cry whenever you visits.

How many Black persons have you Partnered with in PD over years? It is in some ways closer than a marriage.

How many Black persons are married to one of daughters', and is the best of your Son-In-Law's? How many Black children call you Grandpa, and you love to death?

YOU speak for THEM? NO YOU DO NOT!!!

Repeating... I find your posts disgusting. And any reply will be the same.

Have a good day.

I too Find ES's post insulting. I have a daughter married to a black man and have 3 by the PC crowd, Bi racial grandchildren. I have also served with black men who I trusted my life with as they trusted theirs to me.
My son in law thinks the crap going on in Ferguson is total BS. Burning dowm your own neighborhood stores does what? It shows a total lack of respect for law. You profess to hate lynch mobs. Well what do you think all that rioting was about? Lets not let due proscess happen, lets burn up stores and cars and loot like its 1999.
Yes, There is latent racism in the US. Was the grandjury browbeat? I have no Idea. Neither do you. Unless one of them states publically that it happend.
You can bet your ass the feds will look at the same forensics and facts. IF they come to a different conclusion and decide to go for charges, Then its a whole different ballgame. Then you get your wish for a trial.
OH, And my son in law thinks the cop was justified. And he grew up in Shrevesport, LA so he knows just a little of what racism is.
6) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1605604)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2014/nov/25/ferguson-grand-jury-decision-annotated
"Ferguson grand jury decision: between the lines of the St Louis County prosecutor's announcement

St Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced on Monday that Darren Wilson would not be charged for the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown. In a remarkable 20-minute tirade, McCulloch lashed out at protesters, as well as the ‘insatiable’ media appetite for information. Here’s the story behind what he said"

And all those highlighted lines seem to say the same thing that Wilson said in in his interview. And those same highlites even say some supposed witnesses either lied out right or changed their story. Why would they do that?
This case has been tried by social media and the news media. And with out any facts. It was all so called witnesses. Who in your very own link, Many admitt they did'nt see it go down.
You can also be sure that the Federal Government will also take a look at the evidence.
You dont like the outcome? Fine thats your opinon. Dont say it was rigged untill proven allegations are presented saying it was.
And I still want to know what the final vote was.

As for Lisa Bloom she is the equivilent of Nancy Grace. Sorry I think they are two peas in the pod. Ratings are what matter. Social activists my ass.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Phishing in the Cafe...???... (Message 1605591)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
TL -- Just a thought: Do a "search" in your system, for tootpix.ca
If you find it, just delete.

Im getting it in the politics thread in the cop derserves to die thread.

Yeah Im getting it in here too.
8) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1605586)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Well, I guess whatever magic the prosecutor spun to prevent an actual trial worked.

Good to see institutionalised racism is still going strong in America.

You can all pat yourselves on the back at how wonderful the show trial was and how it proves that Michael Brown wasn't killed because he was black.

We'll never really know what would have happened if there had been an actual trial.

All the evidence has been posted online. Look at it yourself and ask if it was really presented in a fair and unbiased way. I am not so sure.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2014/nov/25/darren-wilson-not-indicted-ferguson?

Awaiting the Prosecution, for Perjury, of those, who Under Oath, lied During the Grand Jury Proceeding, regarding Brown being shot in the back, had hands up, shot while on ground, etc.

They are been proven vile and disgusting liars.

Nothing has been proven, Clyde, because there was no trial.

Which seems rather convenient to me.

I'm reading through the documents at the moment. The first thing that strikes me is why a medical examiner of 50 years would have such a distrust of the police.

Interesting.

And how convenient that you dont belive a Grand Jury. Their sole purpose is to see IF there is enough eveidance to go to trial.
Before you condenm all of us for racism, Lets see how the whole jury voted.
You can be sure that if any brow beating or any other such nonsense went on during deliberations, It will come out.

And your blanket statement that it was rigged is just as racist.
9) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1605212)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Doctor flown to Rome after becoming first Italian to contract Ebola

Rome: An Italian doctor has contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and is being flown back to Rome for specialist treatment, the health ministry says.

The ministry said the doctor, the first Italian to contract the disease, would arrive in Rome on Tuesday and be hospitalised at the Lazzaro Spallanzani national institute for infectious disease.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/doctor-flown-to-rome-after-becoming-first-italian-to-contract-ebola-20141124-11t21y.html

Assuming the Medical Workers are using precautions: How is the disease being transmitted?

Airborne maybe?
10) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1605209)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Riots, looting, burning building's, burning police cars, I-44 cut off.

McCulloch Gives Bizarre Press Conference, that was the icing on the riots.
KKK, was also in Ferguson.

What were they thinking handing out a non indictment so late in the evening.???

McCulloch, and Wilson, have a # on their heads. Maybe 1 year or ten years from now, one will be taken out. IMHO.

I want to see the vote of the grand jury. That will tell the story maybe?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1605200)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
This is why we need a second seti project from a different source unattached to Berkeley looking for different signals/signs of intelligence.

Then why dont you see if the Seti institue has any to send? Oh waite they dont have any funds to operate either.
12) Message boards : News : Running out of workunits (Message 1605186)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I'm with you there, Stevan - the lack of informative updates is deafening.

Mike in NZ

There have been updates.Maybe not as much as you or I would like. But If you take the time and read the appropriate threads, They are there.
I think this is the longest Ive seen this project down. But ive only been here on the boards since late 2008.
Its not the end of the world that wa dont have anything to crunch. Im just glad we can still come to the boards and chat with each other. I get antsy when the forums go down.
Its not a sin to have a backup project! I have two. Milkyway runs on two of my machines and Einstein on one. I belive in both projects but Seti is my first love.
As for communication. It is what it is. I will ask you though. Have you ever taken a gander at the chat rooms of the projects I mentioned? There a freaking ghost town.

Sorry but as soon as Seti gets work back no matter how long it takes, Those other projects get NNT set.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1604420)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Milkyway is paying credits out bigtime for two of my machines. But my other one running Einstien is meager.

Einstein is not a great soure of credits but it does very good science.

+1


Well like I said when Seti is back up they get NNT set untill needed again.
I want to find THE Signal.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1604342)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Will this ever gonna work again?
Don't let the volunteers crunch too much on their backup projects, f. e. Einstein, etc.
When they see the credit given there, they might give up on this... :þ


True, when people get used to the extremely much higher credits of their backup project, they will abandon SETI in droves.

That'll of course benefit those of us who stays. More work units for us, and much easier to get them, once the project starts splitting work again :-)

I will abandon my backup projects as soon as an abundant supply of owrk units from Seti@Home arrive.
Milkyway is paying credits out bigtime for two of my machines. But my other one running Einstien is meager. But then Im only crunching on cpu. I think its because Im running a single precision GTX 550 Ti card. I will have to look into my account settings and the website and see whats up.
Finally went over the 1 million mark for Milkyway. Not bad for a backup project.
15) Message boards : News : Running out of workunits (Message 1603902)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
It's now 11/21 ... update ?

Main page states that the database crashed. You might get dribbles of work, Maybe.
Ive been running backup projects since last Sunday because of no work.
16) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1603875)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
One day in the not so distant future diseases like the Plague will become resistant to antibiotics .

When will man learn that poverty breads disease and will be as big a threat as it once was before sewage treatment and clean water and antibiotics

Not only that but giving antibiotics to farm animals so they can gain more weoght and live to be slaughterd is a bane. Also idiot Doctors who hand out antiotics to idiots who have a virus but cry loud enough to get them.
And dont forget the dolts who when giving a ten day script for an antibiotic stop taking them after 5 days because they feel better.

And unless you are a surgeon getting ready to operate on someone you dont need anti bacterial hand soap. Regular soap works.

And then folks wonder why antibiotics are getting less effective.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Talk about your profile pic (Message 1602436)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
My profile pic needs to be updated. I dont work for that comapny anymore. THe owner sold 3/4 of his business and kept the wireless part. We moved to another location under a different name. After we moved we had 125 people and are over 400 now.

The plants behind me are sunflowers that I staretd from seed.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1602079)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Hopefully I can still post. I am alive, and well. Thank you guys for checking on me. :-) My wife knows how to log into everything, so if something bad were to happen, you all will know. :-)

Thanks again folks!

Thank Jeremy.
Our "Out House Philosopher" Hal did the same thing.
RIP Hal

+1
RIP Hal. I miss you my friend.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : PTSD 2 (Message 1602078)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Ian, Sorry to here LSM is in pain. As I have advanced arthritus in one knee I can understand her pain. I can cook, But not multi tasking cooking. By that I mean I have no clue on when To start foods cooking so they end up done at the same time. So some things end up well done or under done.
Im a little better at it then the first time my wife was laid up. But Im amazed how my wife can do a multiple course meals and it all gets done at the same time.
I do mash the potatos though. After getting both shoulder joints replaced she just dosent like doing it.

I tip my hat to each one of you in here, Who have had to face some very severe obstacles on the path of life, And prserverd.
20) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1602060)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
So... What does this little ditty say about the caliber behind those "MSCE" qualifications?...


Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam

A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world.

Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant's exam when he was just five years old...




All just "child's play"?...

IT is what you make it...
Martin

This post says a lot about your calibre!

You ever heard of two words...

...Child Prodigy?

Now if that same kid could gather all the different flavors from the various distros out there and get his fathers company up and running. I would say he is a child prodigy:)


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