Posts by Mr. Kevvy

1) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1970162)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Trump sets 'terrible precedent' by crossing red line on Huawei case.


The result of Trump's ham-fisted diplomacy, mouthing off that he is using the arrested Huawei exec. as a bargaining chip to leverage China into a new trade deal, is that the Chinese government is very angry with Canada, has arbitrarily arrested and detained two Canadians in China on bogus vague "national security" charges, is urging boycotts of Canadian-made products (Canada Goose is "down" (no pun intended) 20%) and may lead to long-term problems with our relationship with China.

Why Canada is being punished for this is beyond me, as we are beholden to our extradition treaty with the U.S.; if we don't arrest people wanted in the U.S. if the proper paperwork is done, then they won't either and Canadian criminals can use the U.S. as a hideout. I imagine it's simply because we have no nukes (we are aware of) and a tenth the population, so are a more target for bullying.

Again, this sort of behaviour was predicted for someone with zero political/diplomatic experience whose CV is filled with single-owner corporations comprised of "yes men." Sigh...
2) Message boards : Politics : Police and Law Enforcement #5 (Message 1969901)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Meanwhile, in Canada....

:^)
3) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Fusion power on the grid within 15 years? (Message 1969127)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I do agree that progress has been made, because when I was young, fusion power was perpetually 30 years away. but now it's perpetually 15 years away. Progress! :^)

//ducks out of thread
///It would be wonderful if it was actually achieved, especially for our long-term viability as a technological and eventually interplanetary species, so I do hope the research continues apace.
4) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1969103)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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.....oh, and stop murdering children in the womb.


Corollary: Stop murdering sometimes-innocent convicts.
5) Message boards : Politics : Gender (Message 1967927)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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The one thing that Political Correctness cannot change

Humanity is divided into 2:
Male
Female
Which again is divided into 2:
Adult
Child


I do suggest that before making pronouncements like this that seem more suited to a sermon, that you read up on the actual scientific, biological basis of gender and how it can often become complicated.

Here's a very good article from one of the premiere scientific journals to get started.
6) Message boards : Politics : China (Message 1967926)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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The only one ever to come close to it, was the Mongol Empire.


Bzzzt....

The Mongol Empire peaked at 24,000,000 km² in a horizontal swath of Eurasia only. The British Empire was the largest ever at peak 35,500,000 km² in every continent except Antarctica.
7) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1966088)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Many Finns have been astonished by Donald Trump's statement that the forests should be raked in Finland.


8) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1965185)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I don't think that I'd like to be at the Christmas Party just for starters. :-O


Ironically, there would be much less risk if it was literally just for "starters". :^)
9) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1965168)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Fox News, other outlets back CNN’s lawsuit against Trump administration

Fox News joined a number of media outlets on Wednesday in announcing that they would back rival CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration.

Fox News President Jay Wallace said in a statement that the network intends to file an amicus brief with a U.S. District Court in the lawsuit.

CNN filed suit against the White House on Tuesday seeking the return of correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials, which were revoked last week after a testy exchange with President Trump during a press conference.

“FOX News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential. We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court. Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized," Wallace said.

"While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.”
10) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1965078)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Just speaking of those Religious and Secular Humans in Power in general.

Unless one believes that their Religious or Secular Humans in Power are incorruptible and the other side isn't.

The Passions of the Day shouldn't deflect from the historical truth regarding humans holding the reigns of power.

Edit: Think of the alternative to Trump, which was Hillary and her 'Foundation' [sic].


As expected, this non-sequitur had nothing to do whatsoever with what I asked. So I will answer for you: zero. This is, incidentally, also the number of criminal charges and indictments that proceeded from the two year investigation of her e-mail server, and the ten investigations (over half from Republican-controlled committees) into the Benghazi attack: zero.
11) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1965045)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Yes Gary, both sides are the same.


Really? 33 indicted including 6 Americans, 6 pleaded guilty and one found guilty... so far. How many from the "other side"?
12) Questions and Answers : Web site : Forum posts no longer word-wrapping (Message 1963825)
Posted 8 Nov 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I've just noticed today that forum posts will break words, and not just at a hyphen, rather than wrapping the entire word to the next line. I checked on a couple of lines and it isn't by character length as they were different (one broke at 260 chars., one at 268.)

Noticed on both my browsers (Firefox 63.0 and Chrome 70.0.3538.77, both up to date, on Ubuntu-flavoured Linux.)

Anyone else notice this?
13) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1963764)
Posted 7 Nov 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Actually that does not apply. Impeachment isn't a criminal trial and quite possibly the 4th, 5th and 6th don't apply either. Fortunately we have never had a POTUS that was such an idiot as to force those issues to be decided.


I'm using the phrase "until proven guilty" to mean "until due process of law such as impeachment conviction has determined otherwise"... just doesn't have the same ring to it.
14) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1963761)
Posted 7 Nov 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Cause? https://www.npr.org/2018/11/03/663933067/emoluments-lawsuit-against-trump-can-go-forward-judge-says


"Innocent until proven guilty" still applies. :^)
15) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1963749)
Posted 7 Nov 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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So I take it the odds for resignation/impeachment has shortened?


I would speculate from "impossible" to "highly unlikely" for several reasons.

1) Impeachment may be initiated by the House, but it would have to be confirmed by a (more) Republican-dominated Senate. Not going to happen without very good cause.
2) There's no very good cause (yet?) Trump may not be the most likeable president (bit of an understatement) personally with his 3am toilet tweets, bluster and balderdash, but he's doing his job, "innocent until proven guilty" still applies, he hasn't started any wars... etc.
3) The GOP may have lost the House, but they gained in the Senate. Clinton and Obama both had worse midterms in which they lost in both houses. So not a chance of resignation either (Edit: other than for that "very good cause" of course, something unrelated to just the performance in the midterms. I'm pretty sure getting his tax returns released is going to be a priority, for example.)
16) Message boards : Politics : U.S. voting (Message 1963676)
Posted 6 Nov 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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I think turnout is going to be very heavy everywhere... this is a contentious election.

Whoever you all may vote for, get out there and exercise that right that so many millions (billions?) of people only dream of, that so many gave their lives for: the right to choose your leaders, your laws, and your futures. Vote like they depended on it.

Vote. No excuses.
17) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1963478)
Posted 5 Nov 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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It's basically a given these days that no one lighter than paper bag will ever be called a "terrorist" whereas anyone darker than one, especially with a Middle Eastern name, will be labeled as such sometimes as soon as the story has broken.

I've come to the conclusion that this is due to the fact that if someone is labeled a terrorist, law enforcement must then investigate their "network" ie who or what radicalized them, who put them up to the act, who else they may know in the same clique. And in the case of white nationalists/supremacists, there may be some people who don't want this investigated.
18) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : EVGA GeFrce GTX 460 (Message 1962768)
Posted 1 Nov 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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You absolutely must connect the 2x6pin connectors to your power supply (use the PCIe connectors... if they are 8-pin two of the pins' connector can be separated off) or the card won't be recognized.

The GTX460 works fine with SETI@Home. You can download up-to-date drivers here: https://www.geforce.com/drivers
19) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1962664)
Posted 31 Oct 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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Happy Hallowe'en!
(Would this be a Trumpkin?)

I'm never getting over the border now. :^)
20) Message boards : Nebula : Improved multiplet-finding (Message 1962579)
Posted 30 Oct 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
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There any chance of someday seeing a Zooniverse version of this like say... Gravity Spy?


There was already a project as you describe on Zooniverse: SETILive however it ceased in 2014.


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