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21) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1662877)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Wait Until 'Facts' and 'Science' 'is' 'Reported'. Bleeding Hearts are Going to Cry, and I, Knower of All Realities, am Going to...

Verdict: Involuntary Man Death. Or Less.

VIDEO 'Evidence' 'is' at times, WORSE than 'Eye' 'Witness' Testimony.

No One, So Far, 'is' 'Reporting' TRUTH or FACTS.


Yep.

He has been charged with murder.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1662869)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I hope this will be the last post in here.

No such luck ;)

Since you have two Windows installations it is unclear on which you did "system restore"
The Windows on HDD was OK according to info you provided so why do "system restore" on it?
So you did "system restore" on the SSD?

Jim said he took the SSD out, but didn't say he put it back in. As far as I can tell, he's running solely on the regular HDD. Maybe he'll clarify that later today.

I did take the SSD out. NO I did not put it back in. So I only did a sysytem restore on the HDD.
So far no random reboots at all since Sunday when I did the restore.
Edit- Even with out the SSD in, I was still getting random reboots.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1662865)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Yep its back up projects for two of my machines. The oldest one still has a lot of work.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1662499)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
David. Your post about Champaign and Kankakee, Brought back a lot of memorys to me. After I had finsished my Air Force basic training I was sent to Chanute AFB in Rantoule IL. It was where at the time All firefighting training was done.
I well remeber sitting in my room doing my homew ork and seeing trains going both ways down the line.
The best menories I have is at sunset with the train being framed by a setting sun. Or just lying in bed at night and hearing them pass. It seemed like home to me. And as a young homesick lad of 18 It made me feel a lot better. Most of my young life I lived with in seeing and or hearing distance of a rail road.
Thanks for bringing that particluar rail line up. You made me feel 43 years younger:)
25) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1662495)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
The myth about Stalin is still alive.

A recent poll by independent Levada Center found that 45 percent of Russians believe that Stalin-era purges were fully or to some degree justified by the Soviet Union's rapid economic progress during his rule.That figure stood at 25 percent just two years ago.

Meanwhile about 39 percent of Russians now view Stalin positively, in a drastic change from the “prevailing attitude” of negative views at the start of the millennium, the Levada Center said.

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article.php?id=518716

A Levada Center analyst said the findings were the result of the policies of the current government.
“[Stalin is being rehabilitated because] the current Russian authorities and [President Vladimir] Putin in particular seek the legitimization and justification of their actions by resorting to the past. It gives them a certain endorsement,” Alexei Levinson, head of the Levada Center's social and cultural studies department, told The Moscow Times.

And Stalins purges gutted his Army's officer corp of very good leaders. and strategists. Which Is why they sufferd so badly when Germany invaded.
Political yes men make rotten Generals.
And Yes, I realixe that later in the war certain Generals walked that fine line.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1662239)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Here in NY state If your in an accident. They will get the records from the cell phone company to see if you were texting or talking on a cell phone.

That is a very good idea, I wonder why we don't do it over here? What we do do is routinely breathalyse everyone involved in a moving traffic accident, regardless of alleged blame.

Breathalyse everyone involved in a moving traffic accident, regardless of alleged blame?

That would violate a persons Constitutional right to privacy here in the US, unless people have been determined to be criminally liable and then charged with a crime, not to mention being read their Miranda rights by an officer as one is being either interrogated or arrested.

Yes/No. If you remember Vic, when you sign your DL application you waive your rights and agree to be tested. Courts still allow you to refuse, but refusal is presumption of guilt. The issue you were trying to raise is reasonable suspicion. That is what the field test (recite the alphabet backwards, etc.) is for. Higher classes of license and pilots, train operators, testing is mandatory.

+1 Here in NY its been that way for well over 30 years. You drive drunk and dont want to take a field sobriety test. Your presumed guilty and get a DWI anyway. Your DL is suspended for 6 months, Your insurance company puts the screws to you and you pay a big fine. The lesson is dont drive drunk.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1662214)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Just a quick update. Went to the daugters house for Easter dinner. Cam ehome and took a peak at the wayward computer and It had rebooted itself itno a DOS screen.
Please reoobot or install media something.
So I did what Richard has been saying all along. I went into to safe mode. Mucked about trying to find the system restore and did it. My last restore point was on the same day as the last MS update. All other dates were after I had installed the new monitor.
Its now been running 36 hours with out a blip. No work units were lost and so far the work returned is ok.
The mouse is doing its job.
So Id like to say thanks, For all the help I received. And Keeping my fingers crossed, I hope this will be the last post in here.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1661904)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
wonder just how police officers using their common sense is going to stop drives carrying too many people in vehicles.

Or have I missed the point.

Part of the problem is that "Common Sense" is not as common as it used to be....

The problem of overloading is simlar to using mobile phones whilst driving. You have to be caught in the act of doing it to get summonsed for it. The police cannot monitor every vehicle on the road 24/7, so a lot of people see it as an acceptable risk of their lifestyle. It needs a change of society attitude to these things but how you do that I don't know.

Here in NY state If your in an accident. They will get the records from the cell phone company to see if you were texting or talking on a cell phone.
To many teen drivers that have killed themselves or others have been proven they were doing either of the above in a fatal accident.
29) Message boards : Politics : Hard drugs (Message 1661903)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Its very obvious that the draconian lasw on the books since the 70's here in the states dont work. My opinion is its just a money grabbing game for the local police agencies.
Yes hard drugs are a problem. But it should be treatment not incarceration. That only goes for possesion not commtitting a crime to get the drug. Larceny and crimmial acts do need to be punished. But, They still need treatment.
I know a guy who was a crack addict. Hed been to prison a few times for possesion. Never learned his lesson or was never offerd treatment. I have no clue. He is now in jail for doing a bank robbery. To get more crack.
What the US is doing now to solve the problenm isnt working. I would say a major rethink is in order.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : hard drive died (Message 1661682)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I have a 3 ghz hyper thread with a 650 nivida . the hard drive died . is there a way anyone can load a thumb drive so I can run this ?? its an old dell . 2 gig of ram . I will pay for a thumb drive loaded and ready to go I was running Seti gpu then Rosetta . or it can be set-up for seti only . low cash flow prevents a new drive and a XP copy

Newegg also has an IDE to Sata conversion for a hard drive. I installed one in my old XP box. I belive it was $30. US back then. It worked for me. The geek at best buy said I was out of luck. However the guys in here steared me to that.
Check it out.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1661642)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Could be a corrupted mouse or other driver....

When you have time reinstall the SSD & at reboot run the SSD's Manufacturer's Diagnostic Program to scan for possible corrupted data (probably will take several hours to do thorough scan).

How did you initially install Windows to the SSD?
1) Clean Install from Windows DVD.
- or -
2) Copy/Transfer with the SSD's Manufacturer's Install/Copy Program using the bootable Seagate HDD as the source.

I did a clean install to the SSD from windowd dvd. Did the same with the seagate .

Wait... are you saying you installed Windows on the SSD and the HDD? Why?
It only needs to be on one drive, the primary boot drive, you know that?

(And it is best to keep the DVD-RW as first boot device, as else you can never start up with a (Live) CD or DVD, or the Windows DVD, in those circumstances that require it. It's even a good idea to put USB as the very first, then DVD, then the drive that holds Windows or other operating system).

Yes I did do both.
The SSD was the first I installed win 7 on. Then I did the HDD as my main running hard drive. I didnt know what I was thinking at the time. Thought It would be nice to have a backup hard drive to reinstall windows 7 if the main drive failed. But I never backed it up with updates or anything else. I have had the notion in the past year to just take it out. Well now I did.
And I didnt know that but do now:)
32) Message boards : Politics : Hard drugs (Message 1661322)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Hopefully, we don't get into a 'Google Translation' problem.

Its not just tranlation problems either. Its how a word is used in context.
English speakers have a hard time grasping how a word is used in context, I cant even think how a non English speaker would even have a notion how a word is used.
As an example. The boss was riding my ass all day. That can be read two ways.
Some would read it as the boss was rding my donkey all day. Most of us who have had a boss ride our ass all day, Take it a whole lot differnet.
Google can translate the words. And some languages it dosent do a great job at that either.
Another example. I like to read, I read a book. Or that basket was made of reed.
There are many more examples.
But the thing is lets just try communicating and forget the occasional laspe in translation.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1661320)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Could be a corrupted mouse or other driver....

When you have time reinstall the SSD & at reboot run the SSD's Manufacturer's Diagnostic Program to scan for possible corrupted data (probably will take several hours to do thorough scan).

How did you initially install Windows to the SSD?
1) Clean Install from Windows DVD.
- or -
2) Copy/Transfer with the SSD's Manufacturer's Install/Copy Program using the bootable Seagate HDD as the source.

I did a clean install to the SSD from windowd dvd. Did the same with the seagate .
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1661261)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I changed my reboot order and gave it a try. System went to the log on screen and mouse was still froze.
So what I did was power down and removed the SSD. Powerd up and the system went right to windows and the mouse now moves as it should.
So as to why? I dont have a clue. But the mouse works on start up.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : James' Puns O Fun 5 (Message 1660648)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I want to be a vegetarian, But I dont no BEANS about it.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1660644)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Out of curiosity. Has a system restore been discussed.

Yes but I havent done that yet. Reason is, Yes Im on a forced 4 day work week. But doing the honey do list and getting my car fixed eats up a lot of time:( Not my choice for sure. But that is on the list before I just take the hammer of Thor approach:)Which is a reformat.

Its most likely something stupid I did on my end when I hooked up the new monitor.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help or advice (Message 1660634)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
The frozen mouse started about 20n plus hours after I started using the new monitor. Which is an AOC. I never heard of them but the price was right. Maybe you do get what you pay for.


Just out of curiosity, which model AOC monitor is this?

Edit: Also, have you tried my previous suggestion (deleting mouse from Device Manager in Safe mode, then rebooting and allowing Windows to re-detect it) yet?


-Werecow

Its an AOC 20 class E2060Swd
And No I havent tried that yet. Thats on the to do list this weekend.
Edit-
@BilBG. Yes I have two hard drives in that machine. A OCZ Vertex 4-@%SAT3-128 GB sata 3 mlc SSD which is just a backup for win7 OS and MS security essentials. The other is a seagate HD
Im in BIOS now. Boot Priority shows P-3:ASUS DRW-24BIST Which I assume is my dvd drive. Thats the Icon that it shows.
The second is drive P2: ocz-vertex49(122104mb)
Third choice is PO:st1000dm003-9yn162. Which is the one Ive been going into (I think)where the mouse works.
I hope this makes sense to you guys.
38) Message boards : Politics : Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion along with one other charge. (Message 1660629)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I agree with MajorKong but I also believe he will get a Presidential pardon shortly after being convicted now that Obama is a lame duck president.


That is a distinct, probably highly likely, outcome, given the reason you gave.

If/When Obama gives a pardon: Is he also awarded an 'Honorable Discharge'?

I think it would be a general discharge. Which is just a wee bit better than a dishonerable. Its the code on you DD214 that tells the truth when You have to show it to claim benifits or when your employer seeks job traing benifits from the State gov. Or getting a government job.
Nobody ever asks to see that piece of paper we hang on our wall that says Honourable Discharge. They want to see the DD214. That piece of paper is allmost as important as my birth certificate.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1660189)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Would the trucking industry be interested or is it still cheaper by rail freight?

London - New York

When I read the headline, I thought of a book I read in the 1980's - "A Trans-Atlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!" by Harry Harrison. The Colonists LOST the revolution, and the USA is still a part of the British Empire. A direct descendant of George Washington is chief engineer of a company building a railroad tunnel from Britain to New York.

I'm not sure if a 55-mile-long tunnel under the Bering Strait would be feasible. Maybe an elevated causeway, like the road to Key West, Florida. Given the cold and the nasty weather up there, just about anything bridging the two countries would be an engineering challenge, to say the least...


Not in one long stretch, but to the Diomede islands, one Russian(Big Diomede) and one American(Little Diomede), with a connecting tunnel between them, this should be possible, since the distance from Siberia to Big Diomede island and the distance from Alaska to Little Diomede island isn't greater than the distance the Chunnel used in that set of 3 tunnels under the English Channel, and lastly Big and Little are close enough that the last tunnels wouldn't be very long and tunnels would be better than trying to cope with arctic weather on a roadway.

I dont think A bridge is viable. I was staitiond at Shemya AFB in the Aleutions. The North side of the Island was the Bering Sea, the other was the North Pacific.
During a williwaw which just means a storm in Aleut. The winds I expierenced got up to 130 MPH and stayed there for 2 days. You can just think how big the waves were.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A mooooon suit (Message 1660185)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Its a zero green house containment suit. NO methane Gas can escape. But then neither does the milk or the Cow Flops.
Its an UDDER EXCREMENTly costy failure.


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