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11) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1579881)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
+1

40 nations have formed a coalition to destroy IS & to free oppressed people, which is a lovely sentiment...

...meanwhile, back home, the citizens of the West sit idly back & watch our own leaders suppress us even further & all in the name of freedom!

Has anyone noticed that not a shot has been fired in the West?

It won't be long before we all wake up one morning to find ourselves totally screwed!
12) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1579873)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Be afraid, very afraid

"Mrs May also promised police greater access to internet data.

The new measures will be targeted at people and groups who "stay just within the law but spread poisonous hatred", she said."

Well, that's me on top of the list then as I hate, bent coppers, corrupt officials, lying politicians, tax avoiders, tax evaders, druggies, alkies, snivel serpents, muppets constantly blowing their own trumpets, health & safety nazi's, political correct twits, rapists, neighbours from hell...

...oh dear, that's the majority of today's society - think I better emigrate to Iraq, much safer :-)

Postscript: "UKIP said the moves paved the way for governments to "block free speech", while campaign group Big Brother Watch, said it was "wholly wrong" to label someone as an extremist with a "due legal process".
13) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1579869)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Technology continues to confuse people...

Frustrated Apple users

...personally had no issues whatsoever updating my iPhone 4S via iTunes.

Oh dear...



Heard this on the radio this morning, nothing seems to work properly LOL Technology...bah humbug...


ios 8.0.2

Oops

Oh dear

Hmm, iTunes keeps telling me that an update to 8.0.2 is available - would I like to download & install, download only or cancel?

Guess which button I click on :-)
14) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1579702)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
... You should think more of that...

I agree, you win your trolling.

All a game of IT is it?...
Martin


For one that uses, Apple, Microsoft & some distro's of Linux, to be called a troll from the biggest *nix troll in the UK, I see as a compliment. Thanks, much appreciated.
15) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1579686)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Think it's time you popped down to Bath as you're in the UK. A good session in a health spa might just wake you up to face the real world.

+googolplex factorial.

LOL! Farcically pathetic! :-)

There's a lot more to IT than massaging your desktop... ;-)


IT is what we make it...
Martin

Cast a sprat to catch a mackerel. You should think more of that before you spout your *nix bible stories.
16) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1579661)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Think it's time you popped down to Bath as you're in the UK. A good session in a health spa might just wake you up to face the real world.
17) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (cont #2) (Message 1579651)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
In the Linux world, the first fix and then the follow-on fix were available within hours. For some proprietary vendors, the fixes are yet to roll out...


That maybe, but it shows that *nix is not all it's made out to be. Regardless of proprietary software, how many fixes is that now for *nix?
18) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1579546)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
That's why I think the Global Warming bullshit, is just that, pure dung! All those burning oilfields, my oh my, what pollution! No matter, the moneymen earned their crust for that week.


Did I just turn several pages at once? The arms industry and the oil industry are hand in glove - perfect symbiosis.

I'm sorry Sirius :/ can't seem to achieve the same flying leap to reach your conclusion...


We are more dependant on oil than we care to admit. However, this century shows that asides from our dependency on that, the arms & oil industries are intertwined more closely than one can realise.

Your yourself noted that in stating the bombing of resources that we ourselves provide. What a lovely financial circle that is for the bosses of those industries.
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : India’s Mars Orbiter Mission reaches Mars. (Message 1579501)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Yeh i saw that just before i went to bed . good on the Indians for showing how to do it on the cheap . Now if they would only pay there people a fair wage it mite not be so cheap .

Only $74 million? - In that case, you can say we paid for it

How's that for cheap!
20) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1579495)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
As Distributed Computing shows, technology does have many advantages, not only for companies, but individuals as well. Being a Left-hander, Word Processors saved me as my handwriting is atrocious :-)

The following report, as had the previous ones over the past few weeks leaves me cold! Over the past 40 odd years, I've been an avid amateur photographer & have taken countless photos, some brilliant, others dismal. I have some in my collection that are personal & intimate (no nudity, sorry guys). Are they on the cloud or any social media, like hell they are!

They reside in my negatives folders with the photos themselves(or slides) in their respective folders (no horrible photo albums where they stick to the page). Now we have digital cameras, so technology has to enter the equation.

All digital personal content, whether they be photos docs etc are stored on a separate hard drive in a caddy. That caddy is powered down at all times until it is needed. As an extra precaution, I use a little program called "Secret Folder" which "hides" any folder one cares to hide & they will not show up on the computer in use.

So ...

3rd batch of photos leaked online

WTH were they doing online in the first place?
Deleting them from a computer and/or one's online account, does not guarantee they are gone!

So ...

Sorry ladies, you have only yourselves and/or your partners to blame!

That personal and/or intimate? Keep them offline!
21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1579471)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
During the fund raisers for the new servers, I'm pretty sure that Brad went missing for a short while & on his return, stated that he had a medical issue & was under the weather.

Surely, the GPU users group could find out if he is okay & still with us?


He is.

Thanks Arkayn, nice to know.
22) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1579467)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
That's why I think the Global Warming bullshit, is just that, pure dung! All those burning oilfields, my oh my, what pollution! No matter, the moneymen earned their crust for that week.

The great unwashed in their shiny uniforms can recover them, albeit a few of them maimed or killed, we don't mind & they don't matter, my date with Julie Roberts & Jennifer Lopez is secure.

In the meantime, the price of oil goes up, so I pay more for my gas, but I make enough on the stock market, so don't give a shyte!

The great unwashed return home - "Thanks old bean, good job, now be a good little boy & bugger off".

For too long the West have not only maintained that attitude towards their own, but have greatly applied that attitude to those they always see as "inferior". Well those inferior people are teaching the West that no matter what they do, they will never win.

You know what? That is true & the problems in that region will continue as no one in the West will do what is really needed: - Either genuine diplomacy or all out war. Either option will never be in the mindset of those in power, they're too afraid of what the voters will think & do & they want to remain at the feasting table for as long as they can.

Real peace in the Middle East? Not in my lifetime.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1579425)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
During the fund raisers for the new servers, I'm pretty sure that Brad went missing for a short while & on his return, stated that he had a medical issue & was under the weather.

Surely, the GPU users group could find out if he is okay & still with us?
24) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1579413)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
What springs to mind here, especially after reading the following report is: -

Afghanistan, CIA & Taliban.

Air strikes on IS

"As Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif put it, the conference was a gathering of a "coalition of repenters" trying to rein in the "Frankenstein that's come to haunt its creators"."

The best solution here is for America & Iran to combine into a Financial, Military & Diplomatic force & the Middle East will sit up & take notice.

It does not need a coalition of forces, just two nations...

Unfortunately, the Yanks will not back down on their stance with regards to Iran, hence the Middle East will remain a powderkeg for many years to come!
25) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1579172)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
ISIS will adapt & by doing so, to continue with the humanitarian aid as well as preventing the atrocities that are happening, there is only one choice left!

Boots on the ground!

Hmm...

Who will fight IS?

"Not long after the president said emphatically that there would be no combat mission for US ground troops, General Dempsey said that there might have to be one. He wanted to keep his options open, in case of complicated military operations, or more seriously if the mission was failing.

That is why IS is being treated with great caution by America's Arab allies - and why this could be the beginning of another long, hard, bloody episode in the Middle East."

Cameron defends air strike strategy

Some commentators have suggested ground troops would also be necessary. And Lord Richards of Herstmonceux - a former head of the UK military who stepped down as chief of the defence staff last year - told the Sunday Times: "We have to view it as a conventional campaign, which means you have to have boots on the ground."

...48 hours after my comment.

Anyone found anything regarding Cameron's "Comprehensive Strategy"? Before anyone chimes in with "that will be classified" as they don't want to "telegraph" their plans. Well that went by the wayside when Del-boy announced this

Not very intelligent or classified now was it, & to tell the country that he won't seek approval for that mission - Is this the UK or the USSR under Stalin?
26) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1579141)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
That all depends on what an individual considers art. What I consider art is an image that makes one stop & think. What I may see in that image may not be the same as what you see.

That image of the earth I consider art for the simple reason is that it is a beautiful tranquil image of the planet we live on, yet at the same time it has a dark & dangerous secret - that secret is us which is not revealed until one lands.

After all, isn't that what art is meant to do?
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1579117)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
I wonder what her excuse will be...

Sorry officer, it slipped my mind - I am too busy defrauding the taxayer
28) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1579090)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
Thanks Janne, that's the best piece of modern poetry I've ever read. Something to ponder on isn't it?
29) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1579080)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
The Islamic State (IS) previously called itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). It is an unrecognized state and a Sunni insurgent group active in Iraq and Syria in the Middle East. In its self-proclaimed status as a caliphate, it claims religious authority over all Muslims across the world.

So your point is? We already know that, so again, the point of your post? Don't you have any views asides from constantly pointing out the obvious?

Sirius. It was Chris answering my question:)
I don't know all fractions of in Iraq, Syria and Turkey.
So thanks Chris.

A bit late in the day to ask that question...

Your starter for 10
30) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1579076)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
So is this a lump of rock in space, a picture or art?

Its a picture of a pb]lump of rock in space[/b], but it is not art.

So you don't see it as a thing of beauty?


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