Posts by Mr. Kevvy

1) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................aka CITIZEN No. 1 Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1880166)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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We usually lock threads at just over a thousand. This one has gone on twice as long and it's gotten way off topic a few times. It's time to put it to rest.

New thread is here. Please read the first post!

(Edit: Handed over to Yap as he wanted to continue.)
2) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread (Message 1880165)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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A continuation of this thread...

The is the Donald Trump (45th President of the United States of America) thread. Everything about Donald Trump is on-topic: ie himself, his Presidency, his cabinet, his family, his business interests, and the state of the U.S. Federal Government during his term.

This is not the Personalities Of and Gripes About People Who Post in the Donald Trump Thread Thread. You'll have to start you own one of those, and I will then have to remove it of course! Please keep to the topic and thank you.
3) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................aka CITIZEN No. 1 Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1879903)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The theory of intelligent design however is NOT science and cannot be verified.


Worse than having no evidence for it, there is instead much evidence against it. This is why the group that promotes it does no actual scientific research; they are well aware that there is already ample research to the contrary. Unlike the origins of creation stories themselves, "Intelligent Design" is very modern so its development is well known, and documents such as the Wedge Strategy show that it was intended for the express purpose of weakening public confidence in science and rebranding old-school creationism to introduce it into public schools, etc.

Thankfully, it's on the wane in the U.S. as many have concluded, quite correctly, that you don't have to dispute the findings of science to remain religious. If one believes that the universe is of divine origin, then science is finding out how it was done.
4) Message boards : Politics : (Always wrong) ... 46 ... (Message 1879422)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Anyone with an ounce of common sense. Would also include MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, et al. In the same swamp as infowars.

Excepting those idiots who believe the following: Our fake news source , is better than your fake news source.


Well, Clyde, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. So far, some of the laughable garbage unsubstantiated by any evidence or reliable sources that have come out of Infowars is:

Hillary Clinton has a satanic / occult network and satanists are taking over the U.S.

The U.S. federal government is controlling the weather (especially Obama of course)

Pizzagate: The Democratic Party all the way up to Hillary Clinton is running a child prostitution ring out of a Washington pizza parlor. As you probably know, someone who also thinks all news sources are equally good showed up with two firearms to "save the children", fired three shots and threatened employees (as well as everyone connected with the place being harassed and threatened by others, including the artist who painted the murals, bands that performed there and the owners of unrelated nearby pizza parlors!)

As I have noted before, that the Sandy Hook massacre of schoolchildren and others were staged with actors so that the federal government could take people's guns away.
I can hardly imagine that when you were a police officer, you would have refused to investigate a massacre of children at school on the grounds that some whacko claimed it was all staged by the government.

I would like to see some extraordinary evidence from you of not just phony, but phony to that degree, stories from the "mainstream media." I am not doubting they can be biased. This is something quite different.
5) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................aka CITIZEN No. 1 Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1878254)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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That was a lot of effort put in, Guy, and pretty well written too. Unfortunately:

BECAUSE CENTRAL PLANNING OF AN ENTIRE NATION DOESN'T WORK.


does not explain China, which is doing very economically. And no, I certainly would not want to live there for any amount of money. A government that could let a Nobel-prize winner die in his cell of untreated cancer for simply writing about reform is not one I could ever support, and there are millions of other examples.

I also agree that running a tremendous national debt is a very bad thing. It's like ignoring cancer because treatment is unfun and possibly painful and/or expensive. No one seems to want to do anything about it if they can put it off to the next-in-line as "Pay the national debt down" doesn't win elections.
6) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................aka CITIZEN No. 1 Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1878165)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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In what way is Trump committing treason?


He isn't... no matter what Trump did with Russia, it could not properly be treason. The crime of Treason per se is a wartime crime of collaborating with or giving aid/comfort to an enemy. Russia is a political adversary (only in some ways) but is not an enemy and the U.S. is not at war. The word is commonly misapplied often by those who should know better.

Even with the strongest example of collaboration that has so far occurred, when the Rosenbergs were charged with providing nuclear secrets to the Soviets during the Cold War, they were charged with espionage, not treason. They were executed for it, so it's not as if espionage was a less severe charge.
7) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1878031)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Our local cable company is Rogers, a company so wealthy off of its cable offerings that it could afford to buy the Skydome arena on the most expensive real estate in this half of the country and rename it the "Rogers Centre".

Rogers was forced by the CRTC (Canadian FCC) to allow other providers to use its cable network which they of course fought tooth and nail. But they lost, mostly because they took large government incentive subsidies to build that network, which they then attempted to exert monopoly control over as if that was not the case. (Nothing different north of the border, eh!)

I took advantage of this and dumped Rogers for a small provider when they were messing around with protocols nearly a decade ago and never looked back. The smaller provider has much better service. However because all their traffic runs through Rogers infrastructure they can still be bastards whenever they feel like it. If I use more than some certain amount of data in some arbitrary period (neither of which numbers they will tell) for example downloading a large game that I damn well paid for, they will deprovision my modem leaving me cut off. They have done this about a dozen times. Since I know the cause I can call my provider to get them to put it back online again within a few hours whereas it took over a day at the beginning.
8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : How far do Earth radio/TV transmissions reach? (Message 1877990)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Whoever wrote that article got the whole thing completely backwards:

Wang and colleagues begin by using a third continuous-wave laser to confirm that there are two peaks in the gain spectrum and that the refractive index does indeed change rapidly with wavelength in between. Next they send a 3.7-microsecond long laser pulse into the caesium cell, which is 6 centimetres long, and show that, at the correct wavelength, it emerges from the cell 62 nanoseconds sooner than would be expected if it had travelled at the speed of light. 62 nanoseconds might not sound like much, but since it should only take 0.2 nanoseconds for the pulse to pass through the cell, this means that the pulse has been travelling at 310 times the speed of light. Moreover, unlike previous superluminal experiments, the input and output pulse shapes are essentially the same.


Light in a vacuum does indeed cover 6cm in 0.2 nanoseconds; since it took 62 nanoseconds, the pulse is traveling 310 times slower, not faster.

In other news, snail smashes land speed record travelling 310 times slower than walking. :^)

Edit: Article is also 17 years old. No faster-than-light communications after all this time so I think I am correct.
9) Message boards : Politics : Totally FAUX news (Message 1877605)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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In Canada, we have a federal elections commission Elections Canada. It is run by all federal parties jointly to ensure it remains uncorrupted and non-partisan. Voting is done by registered, tracked, tamper-resistant paper ballots with serial numbers to prevent ballot stuffing, fraud, etc. No voting machines are permitted as they are "black boxes" which have been demonstrated in U.S. elections can be hacked and lose votes (sometimes in the thousands) with no notification. When the votes are counted the count is watched over and verified by a representative from each party. The completed tally is signed off by those representatives to show it was accurate. Thus we have very few issues/allegations of voter fraud, tampering, etc.

Even India, the world's largest democracy with about a billion voters, uses hand-counted paper ballots. It takes only three hours to tally the entire lot.

I also agree in contentious federal elections like the U.S. one that ID should be a requirement. If one needs to present ID to buy a beer then I don't see how voting should be exempt.
10) Message boards : Politics : (Always wrong) ... 46 ... (Message 1877468)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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When you're losing the intellectual argument, start photoshopping pictures of your adversary. (it's in the liberal handbook of politics)


Direct link to VPOTUS' reply tweet.... Just to avoid any of that there "fake news". :^p

And gosh I don't think I've ever seen a single humorous politically-motivated photoshop of Obama or Clinton or any other Democrat.



Just keeping it fair. :^)
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Managed to kill so many GPUs (Message 1877391)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I bought/use ear protectors for my cleaning sessions. There is so much power and airflow in such a small device it can't help but be loud. The over-ear ones at dollar stores are sufficient.
12) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................aka CITIZEN No. 1 Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1877269)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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And I shall ramp down a bit on that criticism.
I am sure that in the past I have had some nicknames for Obama and certainly for Hillary myself.
My main contention was directed at the media and their choice of what they choose to spin.


That's excellent Mark and thank you. And yes, you did :^) Heck it's almost expected in here... JE even just posted an "Obummercare" in the interim. If they are not forum members then no harm... being a politician means expecting it.

And yes, I don't doubt spin from all sides... "fake news" is not required as one can effect the same bias by choosing which stories to run/bury and how to describe them to achieve the same effect as making stuff up.
13) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................aka CITIZEN No. 1 Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1877257)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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And that also includes the snowflakes in this forum who choose to make up their cutesy little insulting names for him.


Does "O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE" qualify as well? They are in the thread title and all. 😀
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Managed to kill so many GPUs (Message 1877254)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Its funny I have that guy sitting next to me and I do use it once every 1-2months.


I'm concluding your luck is about as bad as mine is then. :^)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Managed to kill so many GPUs (Message 1876936)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Yup, best investment I ever made. Man, does it blow out the dust in the case and radiators...


Nice... didn't know you had one as well. I had recommended them to TBret when he was having dust issues and he bought one ASAP (and loved it.)
So there we go... semi-official GPUUG seal of approval I'd say. :^)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Managed to kill so many GPUs (Message 1876930)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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If you say there is no dust in the systems, you must have one of these:



Otherwise, you may be missing some. One of the best purchases I ever made... pays for itself in a few months not needing those gawdawful weaksauce cans that miss half the dust and spray liquid if they're anything but vertical.
17) Message boards : Politics : ....................45....................aka CITIZEN No. 1 Calls 'em RIGHT Every Time...Greatest LIARS In PREZ History: O'BLABBY; SHRUB II; SLICK WILLIE 9 to Zero WINNING!!! by American & BEST PREZ EVER (Message 1876519)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Guy, I don't think anyone would deny that the market should be as free as it can be... for example look at the amazing advances in computer technology that could only have happened in an enterprise economy with companies competing to outdo each other. We all end up benefiting because this competition produced technology that would have been far too expensive to develop from scratch and made it so inexpensive that everyone could afford it. And that same competition brought us the bounty we enjoy where we have a plethora of goods to choose from and food is so plentiful there's an excess.

Business has been called the engine of the economy... I think that it is a good analogy, but it's never taken to completion. A vehicle with only an engine will run it not at all or at top speed in a straight line until the engine burns out or the vehicle crashes. A vehicle also needs a speed control, a steering system and brakes.

We saw an excellent example of this in 2007-2008 when due to deregulation of the financial industry, there was no oversight and fraud on a massive scale occurred. The economy almost collapsed, hundreds of thousands of honest working people lost their life savings due to their investment companies putting their money into fraudulent worthless securities, and these so-called capitalist businesses then went to the federal government asking for bailouts of taxpayer's money. Are memories so short that this has been forgotten?

You are portraying a false dichotomy where we have to choose from either completely unregulated crony capitalism dominated by insider deals, kickbacks, fraud and wild instability, or all-out Marxism. There is a much more reasonable alternative of a "free as possible" market with some minimal level of oversight to prevent it from being taken over and dominated by white-collar criminals.
18) Message boards : Politics : Emoluments of FAKE 'Science' and of ROTFLMAO, 'Real' 'Science'. (Message 1876439)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I wasn't sure what this thread was about because Yap provided no examples... then I found one I that seems appropriate. Warning: Yap, Jaundiced Eye and Guy... you may want to prep. before you read this or it could cause an aneurysm (including from laughter.) Perhaps watch a John Wayne movie or an hour of Fox and Friends or read a chapter of The Art of the Deal or something. 😀

Glaciers, gender, and science: A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research

Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions.
19) Message boards : SETI@home Science : What tests are being run? (Message 1875714)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Simple (I hope) summary of autocorrelation: The more information per time a signal carries, the more random-looking it becomes. Noise is a random signal, so the signal starts looking more like noise and thus can't be distinguished from the noise background.

Autocorrelation consists of repeating each block of the transmission at the sender end, then at the receiver end each repetition can be compared to the last one which will isolate the signal from the background noise.

Hope I got that right. :^)
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (106) Server Problems? (Message 1875599)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I would think that this is due to the Arecibo work recently for about the past week being about >95% VLARs. The scheduler will not send them out as GPU work. So if the GUPPI splitter happens to be out of work at the same time, only your CPUs will get anything.


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