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21) Message boards : Number crunching : air cooled vs. liquid cooled cpu's re. NOISE (Message 1586080)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
My old P4 had fans. and they were quiete compared to my Antec 920 cases. But has i suffer from tinnitus I like the white noise they produce. I actually wake up when I dont hear them, such as a power outage.

If fan noise drives you crazy then make the switch.
22) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1585665)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Hidden agenda by the Turks?

Kobane

Turkey has stated that they will not let Kobane fall. They have their forces at the border, but still no action. However, we see this: -

"Turkey has ranged its military forces on the border but has so far ruled out any ground operation on its own, and has refused to allow Kurds in Turkey to cross the border to fight."

Hidden Agenda. Possibly.

Have heard from those, whose job is to 'study' this part of the world, this postulation:

Turkey, who consider The Kurds a threat to Turkey (Kurdistan), will allow ISIS to destroy the Kurdish population within Iraq. Then Turkey will launch a massive Military Operation to destroy The Islamic State. Turkey does have this capability.

With the destruction of The Kurds: Any move to create a Kurdish State, will be blunted.

Interesting.


Same tactics the Russians/Soviet used during the Warsaw Uprising 1 August – 2 October 1944. The Russians did not want the Polish Resistance to develop to an opposition against their coming rule, after WWII was won. So, they stayed just outside of the city, and allowed the Nazis to kill all resistance fighters.

After that had been done, the Russians/Soviet moved into Warsaw, and defeated the Nazis.

Turkey hates the kurds, and have always done. They would just love it if ISIS kills all the kurdish fighters in Kobane. Then, and only then will they move against ISIS.

You are correct. I hadnt put those two things together in the current conflict. It makes a lot of sense. Its not right. But it is politcaly sensible for Turkey.
Let one group solve a problem and then you solve the other one.
23) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1585663)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
A non contagious disease would be most if not all cancers. I consider anything you can get from someone else in any manner is contagious.

Quite correct. I never caught cancer by touching two of my grandparents who died from it. Nor did I get parkinsons from my father who died from it.
But If some one has Ebola you will not find me being anywhere near them with out the required CDC approved bio gear. And then I would still be scared witless. Not contagious my ass.
24) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1585613)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Anybody ever thought of the reverse of that?

TBH, I've never come across a correct politician yet.

We have many examples of corrupt ones though. Amazing what changeing two letters can do.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : some kind of external 2.5" device?? (Message 1585609)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Heh. The other day I was looking for enclosure for ide cd/dvd drive (5.25"). Could not find one on newegg.

If you have a empty bay in your case you could get a ide to sata converter. Just plugs into the back of the drive.

NewEgg sells the IDE to Sata converters. I had to get one when my IDE hard drive failed on my old P4 XP machine. I think it was $30.00 US.
Worked great.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I need a break. (Message 1585191)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
There is nothing wrong in takeing a break. Im kinda takeing one my self right now.
Its like a vacation. You know you need to take one.And enjoy the hell out of it. But your also glad to get back home after time off.
These boards are like home:)
27) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1585187)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Perspective
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2787987/the-world-s-deadliest-outbreaks-interactive-map-shows-human-cost-flu-bubonic-plague-ebola-globe-541.html
Spanish Flu 75,000,000
Ebola 4,000


Well the Spanish Flu also had 4000 deaths after a while, then it grew exponentially.

Yeah, they all start somewhere with only a few deaths.

Ebola, 1976 to today, 38 years. Spanish Flu 1918-23, 5 years. I'm so terrified that Ebola is spreading faster than the flu! Try 2009 swine flu (1 season) killed 14,000 and that is with modern medicine and vaccines.

You all need to stop listening to the BS doom and gloom sell more advertising news. Flu is far more deadly than Ebola. I want to hear all of you calling for travel bans over the flu or admit the real reason you are calling for them over Ebola, which I strongly suspect has something to do with who is catching it and a belief that group can be marginalized.

here is a link to wiki article inregards to the swine flu of 2009. It draws from CDC reports. SwineFlu
Way down it states that the fatality rate for the swine flu was 0.01-0.03%
The moratality rate for the 1918 Spansich flu was 2-3%
So that that tells me a hell of a lot of people were infected by both flus.

The current mortality rate for this strain of Ebola is running at 50% to 60%.
So you want to ingnore Ebola as a serious threat? Now whos marginalizing?
28) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1584545)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
James i think using the Bubonic plaque is a bit unfair to use as a comparison thou .
They didn't have antibiotics or even understand medicine that much back then .

But like you i do wish the polly's would get off there bums and start taking it a lot more serious .

Well they dont have anything to cure Ebola yet. So I guess it comes down to the same thing. Survival of the fitest. If you live you pass along that trait to your progeny.
It was the same with smallpox. If you lived you had the scares to prove it. And what was that death rate.
29) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1584543)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Lets take Nixon. yes he did some dastardly deeds. But he open up a dialog with China. Has Obama done that?


How can he do something that has already been done ?

Lets take Reagan, He did things I dont like either. His stars wars BS was enough to lead to the collaspe of the Soviet Union. And then he had a dialog with Russia.


Russia was a victim of there own stupidity fighting a 11 year war in Afghanistan and that had more to do with it's collapse than Reagan , he only help the war go on longer than it would have had he not sent the Mujahideen the rockets to shoot down the Russian helicopter gun ships and planes .

Lets take Clinton next.His moral terpitude sucked but he did manage to get a surlpus in our economy.


Clinton did not have the GFC to screw the economy and have a recession that was almost as bad as the great depression which took a world war to fix so if he did cut deeply into the budget and produce a surplus you would have been in more trouble than you are now

Lets next take Bush. He inherited Clintons failed forieng policy which led to 911.

So his father wasn't in charge during the golf war then ok . Why didn't Jnr know what the bankers where doing and put a stop to it , as i herd what was going on and knew 2 yrs before the skit hit the fan . Then there was the Iraq thing and not getting Binladen . To me that is a complete fail . 911 could have been stopped if he had listen'd to the security forces and what they where telling him

But you keep listening to FOX ,CNN and all the other news services that have there own agenda's
So who do you think would be able to take over and work the miracles you expect Obama to have been able to do after such a mess .

I am seriously curios about that ?

I will take you on point by point.
Has Obama opend up a dialog with another country? NO he hasnt. That was my point.

The Soviet Union was stupid. So we did send stingers to the rebles who shot down helicopters. The Soviets had more on there plate then Afghanistan. Try thinking of Poland and other satelite countrys trying to break free of the yoke.
Bush SR did defeat Iraq through a coalition. His son was an dolt for going back .
Clinton has admitted he could have killed Bin laden but didnt. So he set up 911.
I expect a president to lead. Obama dosent lead he follows the current popularity poles. If you think he is suck a great leader make him a citiezen of Oz and let him lead you then. I think he stinks to high heaven.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1584536)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Most of the v7 GPU WUs that have validated for me have been paired with a Mac GPU and the guts has been cut out of credits. Not sure if it is v7 or the Mac effect ... time will tell.

cheers

Im guessing that Ap on v7 will pay like MB on v7. The same.
It wont pay anymore to run AP work only. Thats just my guess though.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : what's with this cafe? (Message 1584531)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Heh heh heh heh heh :)

I accidentally set light to an entire evening's supply of treats with a sparkler one year (in front of about ten or eleven devils, witches and ghosts who'd gathered at my door) and then promptly doused everyone and everything with a large bottle of coke cola which must have got a bit shaken up en route to the conflagration.

Either they thought their treat was escaping with their lives relatively intact or decided I was a force to be reckoned with when it came to tricks because we suffered no repercussions for having a lack of treats that year :)

Now I just hand out money :)

Annie, I wish you had a vidio of that. Do you get many trick or treaters now days:)
You allmost made beer spurt out my nose.
32) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1584529)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Aids was never as bad as this Gary you had to share a needle , blood transfusion or have sex with a infected person . Just touching someone or being in a room when the person coughed or sneezed did not mean you could catch it , how ever this thing can .

Maybe if government would stop playing silly buggers and actually get going on this the panic won't take over and we might just be able to stop it in it's tracks but until that happens we are all going to be at risk.

Not even the Spanish flu was this deadly and how many millions died . It had a death rate of only 20% i believe not 60% +
And Aids took a few years to kill the person and you did not actually of AIDS . All AIDS did is stop your body from fighting normal disease and you die from them not actually AIDS

I agree AIDS is bad. But it took years for you to die. Ebola could take 21 days to show symptons. Then depending on which strain you have. Its 60% to 90% fatality rate.
Does anyone know what the black death fatality rate was?
And they didnt have airplanes flying all over the world back then. And Bubonic plaque is stil with us.
Xenophobic my ass. We know where it comes from but yet we still let folks fly where ever they want to go, With out a 21 day quarintine? Thats assinine and asking for it to spread. As for taking temps at airports, Thats some idiots idea of a feel good thing that wont work. Placate us fools who fall for it.
I want results on ridding the world of ebola not feel good BS.
33) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1584510)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
He's way better than Reagan, Nixon, Clinton or Bush tho.

I think Obama cant even start to fill any of those forner Prseidents shoes. He is an empty suite way ove his head.
Lets take Nixon. yes he did some dastardly deeds. But he open up a dialog with China. Has Obama done that?
Lets take Reagan, He did things I dont like either. His stars wars BS was enough to lead to the collaspe of the Soviet Union. And then he had a dialog with Russia. Has Obama done anything like that?
Lets take Clinton next.His moral terpitude sucked but he did manage to get a surlpus in our economy. Has Obanma done that?
Lets next take Bush. He inherited Clintons failed forieng policy which led to 911. Yes We needed to get Binladen. No we didnt need to go to Iraq. The economy crapped out by the politicians from both sides of the house easing banking restrictions on what they could do. Wonder boy Obama won the elction saying he would be transparent and fix the mess in DC. YEAH right. He hasnt done didlly squat in 6 years. The economy still sucks, We have both domestic and forgien problems he cant seen to solve or dosent care about untill public opinon sways him to make a speech.
He is so way over his head its pathetic. And he surrounds himself with idiots who dont have a clue either.
Obama is going to make Hoover look like a genius.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1584492)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
tbret, up until a moment ago, the v6 AP validator was MIA with no formal announcement as to an estimated time for resurrection. The validator is listed as being UP at the moment but I have seen this before...up for a very short time and then down again for a very long time .... (lets hope we are through it).

As to v7, no formal announcement but would suggest you check out the v7 AP thread. I have installed the GPU ap on 3 boxes so far and all appears to run smoothly. Only 1 more box to go and then I'll let it sit for a day before I start installing AP v7 for CPU.

cheers

The V6 validator might be marked as being up, but I can report it is down. Since V7 was introduced I have been sent and completed two V6 tasks, both created before the 26th, a _3 and a _4, neither has been validated.

Ive got just a tad over 500 AP v6 that need to be validated. I will hold off on checking that V7 AP box for a bit. Something dosent feel right in the force.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : what's with this cafe? (Message 1583840)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
LMAO. I say let him learn the hard way like we did. That certain triumvirate of ladys will set him straight. IF he meanders off the course. And lets admit it. It would be fun to see another newbie called to task:) Sort of like an intiation into the club. Weve been there brother:)
36) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1583836)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Julie he deserves what his heaped upon him. And much of it, Is his own doing.
The man has no foreign policy. And not one of his lackeys know what do either. The ones that did left the sinking ship.
He is twice as bad as Carter ever was. And the worst part is the bozo still has 2 years to go.
37) Message boards : Politics : Windows8: The Beginning of The End? Or... Win9 v soon!? (Message 1583834)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
... Microsoft promised an OS that will be more intuitive...

The Microsoft Marketing must be slipping... From my view, I've noticed how usually such things are not even admitted or alluded to... There is an implicit assumption made that if you can't easily use Windows, then somehow it must be all your fault because "how could anyone not use something that is as easy as child's play?"...

Sooo... Microsoft admits that Windows is not as 'intuitive' as it could be?

For myself, I'm suffering far too many users completely befuddled by the latest incarnation of Outlook (2013) for the almost randomly arranged menues and contorted context conditional routes through to commonly used features. Some frustrated users really do see the thing as a form of voodoo!

(And we've had to employ a new IT Assistant just to help out with the extra calls from the latest 'upgrade'... The common document format ODF to break the .docx/ooxml hegemony can't come soon enough!!)


So what did happen to the clean and clear ideas from Xerox Palo Alto from way back in the 70's for how computers should be easily and reliably usable?...


IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin

Martin as the resident Linux Guru. Why havent you persauded your employer to just go with Linux staright up?
Show him the error of his ways. And tell him Linux will forever free him of such hassles.
38) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1583823)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
#2?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/08/second-texas-ebola-frisco-patient_n_5954454.html



In my opinion, the odds are very low that Monnig has it, but we can't be too careful at this point.


Only entering the apartment to have the quarantine order signed... The people in the apartment were symptom free at the time...

Unless Monnig happened to come into contact with some of the... biohazard material that had yet to be cleaned up in that apartment, he should be ok...

Should... unless the virus has... changed enough to behave in ways different that the experts say... which is possible.

Just to hazard a guess, Just by enetering that apartment he was at risk. Just think of the things you touch everyday.
Doorknobs, Table tops, Counter tops, Chairs, Pens, You get the idea. Who knows what he even walked through. Or what his clothing brushed up against. Even if he had no direct contact with anyone.He still could have picked up the virus by taking his shoes and or clothes off at the end of his work day.
Thats why I asked how long does ebola live with out a host. They did treat all the linen he slept in with the utmost care. So Im thinking it has a long shelf life.
They really need to study these things.
39) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1583307)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Like I have said all along a sneeze or a cough. And in tight quarters, Id say you have a tranmission capable delivery system. And do they now how long ebola lives in the open? Say a person is showing symtoms and coughing, sweating, and other wise sheddding the virus all about the enviroment. How long does it live with out a host? And does it go dormant with out a host to be reactivated when it does find a host likes spores do.

I really think that the WHO and every other country should devote a lot more research and time on this diasease. And find out how it survives in the wild, what the vectors are and most of all how it gets transmitted.

And I firmly belive it will show up in other countrys.
40) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1582944)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
http://www.livescience.com/48170-ebola-outbreak-in-1976-revisited.html?google_editors_picks=true


From Gary's Link: Thanks Gary.

1976 Ebola Outbreak's Lesson: Behaviors Must Change

Scientists involved in fighting the first outbreak of Ebola in 1976 are pointing to a crucial difference between that outbreak and the current one in West Africa: the behavior changes among the affected communities.

I read the link. Why back in 76 people changed behaviour but are resisting to do so know. Is it lack of comminuication between governmenet and the people. Or they just dont trust the information.


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