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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1626672)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
The idiocy is infuriating. Not only that of the poster himself, but also some of the commenters.

In this day and age. WHY would you leave an unattended locamotive running with no security? IT's stupid and criminal. That bozo who boarded that engine could just as well have thrown some switches and let that monster go full power down line.
Lets not give terrorists any freebies.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange, utterly strange MB v7 run as MB v6 with MB v7 app.... (Message 1626663)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
2 issues, it needs to get fixed and we need to crunch thru this.

You might as well Abort them. They are going to be sent to the next person anyway. Either you Abort them and they are sent on, or you run them and they are labeled Invalid and sent on anyway. The only difference is you save time and energy if you Abort them.

I received one GPU task and let it run. It ran as a MBv6 task. It would have been labeled Invalid. I reran it as a CPU task and it finished Waayyy too fast. From my observations the CPU tasks are being labeled Invalid as well. So...I vaporized it and took the Error rather than the Invalid. Small victory I suppose...

It's No Win....Kobayashi Maru ;-)

Yes its a no win. And Im no Captain Kirk:)
So I will run them anyway. It stinks but as I said I hate aborting work. Let the chips fall as they may.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer died... (Message 1626660)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
By pending do you mean they are waiting validation? Or that they were waiting to be run on your computer?
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange, utterly strange MB v7 run as MB v6 with MB v7 app.... (Message 1626659)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
So far I have seven of them on each of my 3 copmputers. Havent a clue as to how many more I will get.
I looked at the workunit and see Im just one of 5 or 7 crunchers who have had a go of it.
As I hate aborting any work I will continue crunching. But as Sherlock would say, Something is afoot.
25) Message boards : Politics : When systems designed to protect fail. (Message 1626062)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Give me some iodine-tablets (sold for purifying water) and some ammonia-based oven cleaner and i could make you an explosive compound more than powerful enough to kill.

I could rustle up all sorts of explosives with the contents of a decent hardware store.

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Who needs gunpowder?

How about some diesel fuel and fertilizer. What do they call it? Ampho?
26) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1624797)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Hope the vaccines works.

Ebola: New vaccine trial begins

Scientists at Oxford University have begun immunising healthy volunteers with a new Ebola vaccine.

In September last year a separate trial of another Ebola vaccine got under way in the city.

This latest trial involves 72 volunteers aged 18-50.

Initial tests in monkeys showed the vaccine, developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson, gave complete protection against Ebola.

The volunteers in Oxford are the first humans to receive the vaccine.

Assuming they later Infected the Vaccinated monkeys:

Do they now infect the Vaccinated Humans?

Or wait to see if 72 People are 'naturally' infected?

Could be a long wait.

That could raise some moral questions about infecting a deadly disease in a human. One would hope that they are going to Africa and do volunteer works with infected peoples.
And just because it works in monkeys sure dosent mean it works in humans.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 2015 Predictions for Seti? (Message 1624795)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
The Sith will not be found in 2015...

Nor the Fourth or Fifth either ...

But the Firth Of Forth was found:)
28) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1623454)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James Sotherden

They are what they are.

Sorry to burst your bubble.

There are NO Solutions to any of this, until Human Beings Evolve. It will continue, and continue, and continue.

All you do is protect Yourself, and YOUR loved One's NOW. That's all.

Will The Murder's Family Hate, and try to Kill You for Killing Their Loved One.

So? Who cares.

Compassion, and Understanding for those Killing YOUR Family, is Suicidal.

Let those, who may Not be the Best Persons in The World, do their job.

Sounds to me that we should be targeting the clerics who are propagating this hate onto the western world. So and So issued a fatwa for some ones death. Drone strike. And that would also apply to the hate from western clerics.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Seti is for lovers! (Message 1623420)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I'm for some reason hesitant to hug, My relatives have to almost coerce Me into a hug.

I have no qualms about shaking hands either in greeting or goodbye with anyone. Hugging if it is with an old pal I havent seen in years I can do. But if its with a female I let them make the first move. If they want to hug ok. And thats just for greeting or leaving. And thats goes for my daughters also. Some times we hug sometimes we dont.
Now when it comes to the wife and myself. Yes we hug a lot:)

And as for the kiss on the cheek during a hello or goodbye hug. That is also up to the female. I would never presume they want to let me give them a peck on the cheek.
Jeez its hard to know what rules to use.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Pizza! (Message 1623408)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
As for pizza, I love a thin crust, Cheese, Mushrooms, Ham, Onions,Peppers and pepporoni.
Last summer though I tried the BBQ pizza. You buy the crust, Add your own toppings and throw them on the grill. The wife and I like them.
When I do eat frozen pizza, Its, Tombstone, Degernos, Mama Celeste or Red Barron.
If we go out its either Little Ceasers or Pizza Hut.
Back when I was doing my Air Force Fire Fighting training. Every Saturday was a hot fresh pizza and an RC cola. From the pizza man. Hed stick his head in the barracks and yell, HEY HEY Pizza Pop. That pizza shop just outseide the bases gates must have made a fortune.
31) Message boards : Politics : The price of oil (Message 1623069)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
At one time, I thought the folks in the used cooking oil business might be onto something for supplemental alternate fuel, but it seems to have fizzled.

At the time businesses were giving it away. That was one way they could dispose of it at no cost to them. However when those same businesses found Out they could make money by selling it. End of game.
32) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1622630)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Sounds to me like wishful thinking.

Well he didnt say when in 2015. He has 12 months.
33) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1622627)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Non-Police do not understand that Day-to-Day Policing is just 'Troubleshooting'. In a 'High Activity' Neighborhood: Individuals Police Units may respond to over 20 Calls in a tour, with a number of Calls Waiting for Response.

If the Police are in a White Neighborhood, most of the Criminals, and Victims, are White. If you are in a Black Neighborhood, most of the Criminals and Victims are Black. You also give 'Special Attention' to White Persons, in an Black neighborhood, slowing 'Cruising' inside (an indication of possible Criminal Activity). Same with other neighborhoods.

Policing is just a Practical Occupation

I don't think that many people would basically disagree with those statements. It's not so much trouble shooting as picking up the pieces when society goes off the rails. The reasons for which deserve another thread.

But none of them go any way to solving the problem here which is that many people still think that American police are racist towards black people, and that the same people also think that the American justice system is also slanted against black people. There is some evidence to say yes, and some to say no. But nobody seems to have any real answer as to why. I said earlier that

"White people just don't like black people"

Full stop, period, end of story. If is really is as simple as that, why???

The NYPD Minority Race is White! 47%

Left Wing, and Right Wing Whites, I agree, don't like, and think Blacks are Inferior.

You know the type.

Anti-Semites believe Everyone else is REALLY an Anti-Semite. Full stop, period, end of story.

Racists believe Everyone else is REALLY Racist. Full stop, period, end of story.

Etc., etc., etc. Full stop, period, end of story.

Well if the BHL really want a solution. Why dont they go on a crusade and pettion Congress for an ammendment.
Saying that from now on evrey race has to marry someone of another race. NO same race marriages allowed. Yeah that would fly.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : RIP Elly May Clampett (Donna Douglas) (Message 1622625)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile James Sotherden

Was she the last surviving member of the Clampett family???

Never mind... I just searched and found that Max Baer, (Jethro), is still alive.

No Max Bear Jr is the last surviving member abd he is 77.
Carlos, I think every male of any age was in love with her:)

RIP Ms. Douglas.
35) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1622006)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

Sounds like good old fashioned Yankee Trading to me.....
Kind of like Nineteenth century neocons?

More like good old fashion Empire colonialism to me.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The New Years Eve Thread (Message 1621486)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
The next door nieghbors will be coming over in a few minutes. So I will wish everyone here a Happy New year now.
37) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1621093)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
It's OK to bash USA when USA behaves badly, no need to substitute any other reasons, even if those reasons please your egos :)

Well I only see Putin throwing a temeper tantrum. Not the rest of the world. So who is wrong?
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ever wondered why ...... (Message 1621018)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I want to know why, When you are working the week goes by so slow. But when on vacation It seems to FLY by?
39) Message boards : Politics : do you thing so (Message 1621017)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Sorry O/T.
And they the Capitalists are still, Kicking and screamiing about us workers getting a fair share of the profits.

How do you quantize fair?

How about I get 1 tenth of the CEO,S pay?
40) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1621014)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
USA double standarts on everything just amusing...

Golden rule is unknown ?

The central conceit of Death of a President was much criticised by those who believed it exploited the subject of presidential assassination, and that by doing so, was in bad taste. Gretchen Esell of the Texas Republican Party described the subject matter saying, "I find this shocking, I find it disturbing. I don't know if there are many people in America who would want to watch something like that."[10] Hillary Clinton, then junior United States Senator from New York, told The Journal News of Rockland, Westchester, and Putnam counties at the annual New Castle Community Day in Chappaqua that, "I think it's despicable. I think it's absolutely outrageous. That anyone would even attempt to profit on such a horrible scenario makes me sick."

Sony sick? Or what?...

Double Standard?

If it wasn't for the Sony Hack (by whomever), BOTH Pictures would be failures.


Note: These Russian attacks are getting absurd.

Clyde. You have to understand that its Ok to bash the US when things dont go right Like the intervention in the Ukraine. Hell we know what its like to be chastized by the whole world. Russia dosent. They have been victimized there whole existence. Didnt you know that?
Why just ask how Poland, East Germany, Estoina. lithuania, and those other counrtrys who HAD to apologize for abusing poor Mother Russia.

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