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41) Message boards : Politics : Is it just a troll, or something far more sinister? (Message 1482942)
Posted 28 Feb 2014 by Profile Robert Waite
Yes, I know that.
My intent was to have people ask themselves if they might be dealing with more than some individual lonely loser internet troll when finding themselves involved in an argument in a forum or chat room.

The individual troll is a pain in the butt and means nothing. The fact that our governments are funding troll-like activities really is sinister.
42) Message boards : Politics : Is it just a troll, or something far more sinister? (Message 1482822)
Posted 28 Feb 2014 by Profile Robert Waite
Do you wonder why some trolls seem just too prepared to go over the top with their shtick?
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Mom (Message 1474244)
Posted 8 Feb 2014 by Profile Robert Waite
Oh Allie
I'm so very shocked and sorry hearing this sad news.
Kenzie is one of the people I hoped to meet in person, and that can never happen now.
Please take comfort in knowing the high regard she was held in and that she did make a difference in many people's lives.
44) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics site (Message 1459475)
Posted 1 Jan 2014 by Profile Robert Waite
I'm not a computer guy. I have no idea of the inner workings of these things.

Is there an option inside the Lunatics site that will scan my processors and video card then decide the most optimum program to increase crunching power?
45) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I can't do mathematics. (Message 1459474)
Posted 1 Jan 2014 by Profile Robert Waite
46) Message boards : Politics : A modest proposal (Message 1459429)
Posted 1 Jan 2014 by Profile Robert Waite
Exclusive clubs always start with a "modest proposal".

I really don't care if I'm permitted to use the forums or not.
I joined SETI@Home with the express intent of allowing my computing resources to be used by the project. The forums were a pleasant surprise to me after getting everything up and running.

If my opinion were to be asked, the answer would surprise no one because my socialist views are well known. Leave the forums as they are. Egalitarian.

The odd lunatic does take advantage of the freedoms afforded here and they pay with banishment.
The odd lunatic believes he/she owns the forums due to his/her RAC numbers and length of involvement, but that same odd lunatic finds themselves banned anyway.

Keep the forums as open and free as possible with no restrictions.
47) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Good reasons to not ride the Harley. (Message 1458323)
Posted 28 Dec 2013 by Profile Robert Waite
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Time to wake up the neighbors. LOL
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Good reasons to not ride the Harley. (Message 1458129)
Posted 28 Dec 2013 by Profile Robert Waite
Because it's my brother's very distinctive looking ride, and the local cops know the bike.
I ride just a little slower when I take it out for a scoot.
49) Message boards : Politics : Master of disaster......... (Message 1457306)
Posted 25 Dec 2013 by Profile Robert Waite
Really? You want to celebrate the life of another merchant of death?
Yes, I blame him for causing death, just as I blame the manufacturers and the trigger pullers.

For a dude from Kpac, you really seem to have bought into the NRA bullshyte completely.
Careful Mark. Once the Kpacians realize that you've been infected by 2nd amendmentitis, they probably won't allow you to return to the planet of peace.
50) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Guitar (Message 1456501)
Posted 23 Dec 2013 by Profile Robert Waite
Thank you Julie
I'll give these a try. If this helps me, I'll send you some backstage passes to the world tour. :)
51) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Guitar (Message 1455481)
Posted 19 Dec 2013 by Profile Robert Waite
We bought an electric guitar for my son a few years back and after a few years of lessons, well, let's just say that the guitar got lonely.
So, I've borrowed it from him thinking I'll try my hand at it.

Does anyone have a good site to begin the basics on?
I have absolutely no known musical abilities, so it has to be pretty simple stuff.

52) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1454374)
Posted 16 Dec 2013 by Profile Robert Waite

So you think my plan of setting up a festive diorama of Christians being fed to the lions on the front lawn might be in poor taste? I was hoping it would discourage them from parking there when the go to the Church across the street.

Brilliant Esme.
Now you've got me thinking of a wonderfully Christian scene based on events during the inquisition.
I'll need an Iron Maiden, stocks, thumb screws, a rack and a stake with some non-Christians blazing away all night.
That should keep them off my porch.

It's the most wonderful time of the year

53) Message boards : Politics : Another subtle indication of the political bias of the US media (Message 1451614)
Posted 8 Dec 2013 by Profile Robert Waite
Anyone following current events knows that the mainstream media does not lean left.
The owners of big media outlets are corporations with agendas. The people hired to run those outlets are chosen for their ability to promote the corporate agendas.

I'm a leftist, way out left of most, and I cancelled delivery of my local newspaper because of my perception of right wing bias.

I suppose extreme views from either political wing will see bias when information is coming from the center. (or just right of it)
54) Message boards : Politics : To Toronto Mayer Rob Ford (Message 1443213)
Posted 16 Nov 2013 by Profile Robert Waite
Ford continues to refuse to resign.
My opinion is that he has an over inflated sense of self worth. Growing up in a very wealthy family, the family business brings in over $100 million a year, he feels he deserves special treatment because of his special skills.
He truly believes that even in his booze and crack riddled state of mind, he's the only person capable of filling the position.
I can't wait to read the details of the accusation that he's spent time with some hooker too.

Tune in next week when Ford, the Peter Griffin of Canada, engages in a fight to the death with a chicken.
55) Message boards : Politics : How much does the general public actually know? (Message 1442192)
Posted 14 Nov 2013 by Profile Robert Waite
Why do rightists and teabaggers always compare capitalism to various forms of governance?
Capitalism is an economic system, the others are political systems.
Apples to oranges Guy.

Capitalism would function under a communist government very easily.
Shareholders could own up to 49% of whatever industry they care to invest in and enjoy their profit for not really working. Just like now.
The state would retain control by owning 51%, thus allowing the profits to assist in maintaining services and government programs.
State ownership and capitalism are not exclusive of each other.
56) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Goodbye (Message 1437282)
Posted 3 Nov 2013 by Profile Robert Waite

Also, we have people who create threads for their vitriolic rants and raves, then proceed to be the only one posting in the thread. If a thread originator is the only posting in that thread for, say, 10 posts in a row, perhaps the thread should be auto-locked. Why should the S@H message boards be turned into niches for blogs?

I'm not going looking for it, but there's a thread about feeding cats that has many posts by one member and they are only because he's keeping the thread going.

Maybe the best option is to leave things the way they are and allow the mods to stomp on those who need stomping on.
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Goodbye (Message 1437044)
Posted 2 Nov 2013 by Profile Robert Waite
When I joined the project, I had no idea that the forums existed.
I was just going to allow SETI to run on my machine.

If postings are causing you grief, avoid the forums and just leave BOINC running in the background.
58) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 10 Years Here, What You Got! (Message 1432076)
Posted 23 Oct 2013 by Profile Robert Waite
In 2 hours and 20 minutes, I will have completed 6 years in here.
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Last post for a lonnnnnnnnnnnng time then. (Message 1431251)
Posted 20 Oct 2013 by Profile Robert Waite
Another hissy fit over foul language being removed from the boards.
Same old same old.
60) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now I gotta ask this......... (Message 1431249)
Posted 20 Oct 2013 by Profile Robert Waite

Dear friends, I'm afraid that my tolerance for the intolerant is at its end. If you feel similarly, please join me in my campaign to eliminate death threats from our forum.

Thank you for taking a principled stand Angela.
High RAC numbers are not a get out of jail free card. The rules must apply to everyone, or the rules mean nothing.

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