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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 12 (Message 1503832)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
And I bet they didnt have to fly any in either:)
22) Message boards : Politics : Dropbox refusal (Message 1503831)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
It's very clear we must censor all Bush W. appointees for starting this.

Then all Obama appointees for expanding it.

Bush/Obama. What's the real difference?


The differences between Bush the Younger and Obama? Not bloody much, as far as I can tell.

Well there is one difference. When Bush Jr. drew a line it wasnt crossed.
23) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503830)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden

Any hunter who runs through the woods shooting at everything is an idiot and not a hunter. Myself I like stalking a game animal. There are times just sitting at the base of a tree wont bring game in.

Oh yes, but in a combat scenario people do tend to run through the woods (or streets) shooting at everything that moves (roughly speaking). The AR was designed with that in mind. Or at least, it was not designed for a scenario where you have the luxury to stalk your target.

Have you ever watched film footage from the Viet Nam war? You see guys holding the so called MASS KILLER WEAPON over a wall with out aiming and wasteing 20 rounds of ammunition.
I dont care what the weapon is, If its unaimed its useless.
Ive shot full auto M-16 A1's and M60 machine guns. If you dont aim your not doing your job. That spray and pray crap is just that crap. The only time I can see for shooting off the hip is close quarter combat, That means in your face hand to hand combat. Why do you think most of the combat rifles have some type of scope mounted on them? For looks? Shooting from the hip? ITs for hitting the guy trying to kill you.
24) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1503828)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I say so what effect will sanctions have? None at all. At least not this summer.
But what about when next winter starts and Russia shuts the tap off for natural gas to the west. Will sanctions work then?

Now we see thugs in eastern Ukraine sporting the famous black uniform that everyone is wearing that supports a Russian leadership.

I can see the Eastern Ukraine being annexed next. Hold On sanctions will work.

Peace in our time.

If the world is truly outraged by what is going on. Then send troops in. Force Russia to play a conventional war or upgrade to a nuke war.

On the other hand if all we are offering is lip service then the western world needs to shut up, And we can all pretend its 1938 again.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 12 (Message 1503824)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden

The best I can come up with for breakfast is chicken fries steak, biscuits and sausage gravey and hash browns and a big cup of black coffee. I'm in heaven. :)


The chicken fried steak sounds good - I saw a show on the Food Network not too long ago that went to a place in Texas I believe, where the restaurant was known for it's chicken fried steak.


It's a southern dish more so than anywhere else but getting very popular elsewhere. It's nothing more than meat made thin and tenderized and coated with flour and deep fried. instead of flour. I like using Panko more after dipped in egg.

When I was stationed at Shemya AFB way out in the Aleutions, We had that for a month striaght. I liked it when I had it at Tyndall AFB in Florida. But two times a day in the AK was to much. The weather was bad the supply barge hadnt come yet, So they flew in chicken. Im not to enamoured of chicken to this day.

We had three supply barges come in once a year. One was for our frozen food, One was construction materials and the other was beer and some food.
And Yes they always had to fly in more beer at the end of the year

I saw how much beer they had stockpiled after the beer came in. I still cant belive 900 guys 1500 miles from the mainland away from family could drink that much beer:)
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Running Stock Experiment (Message 1503821)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Rac is now at 4250. I still have 55 pendings from the lunatics Apps.

@ Grant- Maybe that might be something that the beta testers could do. Try out VLAR's and or VHAR's On the higher end cards. Or if not beta testers, Maybe some brave volunteers from the GPU crunchers.

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I thought that pendings would go far faster while running stock. Im guessing cache size comes into play?
27) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503679)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Most hunting rifles aren't semi automatic and while they are more powerful they their design makes them also slightly more difficult to handle outside careful hunting scenarios.

Мишель I disagree with the last part of that statement. You obviously have not handled very many hunting rifles. Or have been hunting very much. There is no such thing as carefull hunting scenario unless you are in a fenced in canned hunt ( Which are unsportsman like anyway IMO )
The best handling hunting rifle I ever owned was Winchester model 94 lever action. I still regert selling it over 30 yeras ago. Any rifle or shotgun I ever owned was well balanced, wieghed what I wanted to carry all day and handled just fine in the real world of hunting. In fact my AR-15 comes in well over two pounds heavier than my Remington model 700 in 30.06 caliber with a scope.

With careful hunting scenario I meant a scenario where you take your time to look for a target and shoot it. Opposed to running through the woods and trying to shoot at everything that moves.

Any hunter who runs through the woods shooting at everything is an idiot and not a hunter. Myself I like stalking a game animal. There are times just sitting at the base of a tree wont bring game in.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Overheating on laptops (Message 1503455)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
A cooling pad does work, But if you dont have one at the moment try a trick one poster did years ago. He just took four coffee mugs and placed his laptop on the mugs. It gave the laptop more space to suck air in. And do check for dust bunnies. Even a little dust can choke a laptop.
29) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503452)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Most hunting rifles aren't semi automatic and while they are more powerful they their design makes them also slightly more difficult to handle outside careful hunting scenarios.

Мишель I disagree with the last part of that statement. You obviously have not handled very many hunting rifles. Or have been hunting very much. There is no such thing as carefull hunting scenario unless you are in a fenced in canned hunt ( Which are unsportsman like anyway IMO )
The best handling hunting rifle I ever owned was Winchester model 94 lever action. I still regert selling it over 30 yeras ago. Any rifle or shotgun I ever owned was well balanced, wieghed what I wanted to carry all day and handled just fine in the real world of hunting. In fact my AR-15 comes in well over two pounds heavier than my Remington model 700 in 30.06 caliber with a scope.
30) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, acceptance (Message 1503446)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Does he say who gets to live in those cities? Sounds eletist to me. Kind of like the movie Elysium.
31) Message boards : Politics : Windows8: The Beginning of The End? Or... Win9 v soon!? (Message 1503439)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
The better question would be, why can't Linux get to 2% of the desktop/laptop market share of all OS's

Considering the good technical and user advantages, that is a very good question...

Especially so considering the rampant success (too much so) for Linux everywhere else...

(And note: We really do need at least another two system to add into the mix to avoid an unhealthy monopoly...)


IT is what we make it...
Martin

Could it be due to the fact that it's just to unfriendly for the common person to bother with?

And as to its high use in the mobile market, well we can certainly see that the reported security holes being punched into it left, right and center doesn't make it any better than any other OS out there.

So why don't you just get off your high and mighty horse Martin and just live with the fact that your precious Linux will never be the success that you want (or wish) it to be for the common everyday user?

Cheers.

I want to know why if Linux is so good, Why cant they even give it away. Youd figure that the PC makers would jump at the chance to not pay for an OS.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 12 (Message 1503436)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
We had a very nice day today weather wise, So I did some yard work. My neck is a little sun burned, And Im so tired. I will finish my beer and go to bed. And its only 9:55 PM here.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 12 (Message 1503068)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Hi everyone. Im late getting on here. Been doing some chores in the house so I can do some chores outside the house Saturday. But I have had a few beers.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Running Stock Experiment (Message 1503060)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Rac is now at 4250. I still have 55 pendings from the lunatics Apps.

@ Grant- Maybe that might be something that the beta testers could do. Try out VLAR's and or VHAR's On the higher end cards. Or if not beta testers, Maybe some brave volunteers from the GPU crunchers.

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35) Message boards : Number crunching : Running Stock Experiment (Message 1502749)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Thanks for the info Richrard. I remember back in the day my GTS 250 could crunch one in 2.5 hours. I dont recall any ill effects from running them other than some screen lag if I was trying to play solitaire.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 12 (Message 1502567)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I know how he feels. I was a 3rd shifter for 7 years. I hated going to work on a Sunday night. Ive been a 2nd shifter most of my working life.

Well I need to hit the sack. Goodnight everyone. I will be back on the morrow.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 12 (Message 1502563)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I lived in Panama City Fla. for 3 years with out Ac in the car. That was 40years ago, I was still young and stupid. I cant see living here in NY with out AC in a car or the house.



AC is a big plus but the one I'm thinking about is bigger but smaller. everyone depends on it.

you on your 3rd beer yet James?

Nope, Ive passed that number by a few:)
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 12 (Message 1502555)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I lived in Panama City Fla. for 3 years with out Ac in the car. That was 40years ago, I was still young and stupid. I cant see living here in NY with out AC in a car or the house.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : IAU Announcement: Pluto Reclassified as a Planet! (Message 1502551)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
To me Pluto is still a planet, dwarf or not. I think the IAU came up with the dwarf planet category in a vain attempt to placate all us older people who were taught there were nine planets. No matter how it is officially designated it is still the same object, just the definition has changed and for the life of me I still can't understand the reasoning behind the IAU's ruling. It's round, has a moon and orbits the sun. Mercury is only slightly bigger but retains it's full status as a planet.

Just think of how many pages of posts that would not have been made had the IAU just left things alone.


You are right. Part of the definition was a planet had to clear its orbit of astroids. I dont know of any planet that does not get whacked by them. So thats a stupid rule.

To me if its round by gravity, Orbits the sun, Then its a damn planet.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beer Drinkers thread part 12 (Message 1502550)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Aw gee thanks guys and gals:)
As for the cars nowdays. They require less routine maintanace. Like changeing spark plugs and wires. No more replacine rotors and distributor caps. They sure as hell start up faster in the winter. Anyone remember flooding a carburator in the winter? But I do notice that the oil change frequency seems to be shorter with cars now days. I think its due to 4 pistons Vs 8 pistons.


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