Posts by Mr. Kevvy

41) Message boards : Politics : Ireland's Shame (Message 1854341)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Somewhat less now http://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/ 22.8% claim none.


Thanks... that is quite a large change from what I remembered a few years ago. (Also that is from Pew and they can't be said to be biased in that direction either.)
42) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1854340)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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That's it? Socialist supporter's reference Uruguay? OK, I will now modify, and say 99% of Socialist Leaders are Frauds.


Sorry, Clyde, you lost me... you asked for an example of a leader who lived as their people do, and I provided one.
Unsure what you mean.
(Also don't forget M. Gandhi, and he was also the leader of a movement too.)
43) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mr. Kevvy is now a forum moderator (Message 1854203)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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My condolences, Mr. Kevvy.

Congratz Mr. Kevvy! I hope they have your straight jacket ready. :-)

I also send my condolences.


Oh bah... it won't be that bad. If it is I can always just claim I wasn't around and let Bernie handle it. 😀

Politics, Where angels fear to tread.
Good luck Mr. Kevvy. I have been there, Done that, And have the T-shirt. Although after wading in the political thread it is now in shreds:)


I've actually started posting more in Politics just to lose my sometimes-deserved disdain for the cesspool place. It's much improved from a year or two ago!

Mr Kevvy - I think I've still got some of the funny shaped pills left. If so I'll send you them.
The burns from entering politics do heal - eventually.


Geez that place has a bad rep. :^)

Welcome to the team.
I believe Fred often starts new moderators near the weekend.
Can't think why😀


Because moderation is one long Friday to Monday party! ;^)

Has Cliff passed the big red button over to Mr.Kevvy?


I believe that it was Cliff's button, but I still don't even have it yet... hrm.

Well, congrats Mr. Kevvy!
I shall do my best not to give you too much to practice on this weekend.

Meow!


Thanks, Mark... I was hoping for that, but if I do ever get my buttons, I will do my best to clean up kitty's leavings of droppings outside the litterbox fast enough to alleviate "Caturday regrets". 😀

Congratulations Kevvy! Hope we don't take too much of your time.


Nah... there are enough of us that I can take a breather if it gets weird.
44) Message boards : Politics : Ireland's Shame (Message 1854194)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I think Mr kevvy is 1/2 right at least about Russia China and Nth Korea but the other so call secular states aren't really secular even if we tell our self's they are .

Queen of England is head of state and head of the Church of England so not really truly secular
American has "In god we trust " in big letter behind the speaker chair and well I think every one knows the Bible belt has a lot of influence


if you re-read my post, I was pretty clear that Great Britain (including England) is not secular. It has an official state church as you noted, which even has seats in parliament (I see Bobby already also noted this.) Religious Americans should relish their secularity, as an official state religion in Britain has caused Christianity to decline to 42% of the population... fully half now identify as non-religious/atheist/agnostic, whereas in the U.S. about 90% identify as religious. This is simple human nature... people tend to dislike being told what to think/believe (isn't this supposed to be a "conservative" tenet as well?)


As far as IGWT and the "under God" in the Pledge, SCOTUS has ruled that this is "ceremonial deism" (where's the balancing ceremonial adeism, hmm?) So this would be the "official religion" of the U.S.... it has no worshippers, no buildings, no holy book, no holidays, and consists merely of putting the word "God" in places it wasn't. Not much of a religion I would conclude,
45) Message boards : Politics : Ireland's Shame (Message 1854147)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Secular Theology (Ideology) becoming The State. The same Evil.
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100% agree. Just ask the Over 1 Billion People Murdered and Enslaved over the past 100 years, by Non Religious States.


Secular/non-religious states are capital-E Evil? I hope you don't include your own... yes, the United States of America is a secular state. So is Canada. So are the vast majority of countries. Some exceptions: an east-west swath of north Africa and the middle east in which the official state religion is Islam, and Great Britain, you know... that country yours declared independence from? And of course, Ireland.

Some criteria for the U.S. being secular: it has no official state religion, it has constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religious worship and expression, its constitution's only references to religion are exclusionary: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" / "there shall be no religious test for public office."

I think that you may be conflating officially atheistic states (ie the U.S.S.R.) where religion is/was actively suppressed and there is/was no religious liberty, with officially secular states where the government is (at least supposed to be) religiously neutral, neither advancing nor impeding, and with religious liberty guaranteed for all. It is a common enough error, but you are the first self-identified atheist I have known to do so...
46) Message boards : Number crunching : Using data mining devices ? (Message 1854125)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Antminer and other dedicated miners are ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) so they have dedicated hardware optimized for hashing and little or nothing else. Assuming they could even do SETI@home tasks, I'd expect their performance would be rather poor compared to a general-purpose CPU.
47) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1854089)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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When the Leaders of Movements, who state they are for Economic Equality, really live as those they Control. Then they can then be considered Non-Frauds.


May I present, Jose Mujica, president of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015.

Laundry is strung outside the house. The water comes from a well in a yard, overgrown with weeds. Only two police officers and Manuela, a three-legged dog, keep watch outside.

This is the residence of the president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, whose lifestyle clearly differs sharply from that of most other world leaders.

President Mujica has shunned the luxurious house that the Uruguayan state provides for its leaders and opted to stay at his wife's farmhouse, off a dirt road outside the capital, Montevideo.

The president and his wife work the land themselves, growing flowers.

This austere lifestyle - and the fact that Mujica donates about 90% of his monthly salary, equivalent to $12,000 (£7,500), to charity - has led him to be labelled the poorest president in the world.


I can't think of many other examples of high-ranking politicians.
Edit: ... recent. There was Mohandas Gandhi of course.
48) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mr. Kevvy is now a forum moderator (Message 1853966)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Welcome Mr. Kevvy.


Thanks Gary. :^) I won't be up to speed for a day or two (don''t even have my tag yet)... best enjoy the quiet while I can!

Congrats Mr Kevvy.


Thanks! Hope it stays congrat-worthy. Can get messy out there at times. ;^)
49) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Why do we keep listening to an "illegal" frequency? (Message 1853891)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I'm trying to figure out why the radio frequency is 1420 MHz so often are used when searching for alien transmissions.
Is that band somehow better than other bands to make an carrier wave that could include any messages?


The "Water Hole".

The waterhole, or water hole, is an especially quiet band of the electromagnetic spectrum between 1,420 and 1,666 megahertz, corresponding to wavelengths of 21 and 18 centimeters respectively. It is a popular observing frequency used by radio telescopes in radio astronomy. The term was coined by Bernard Oliver in 1971. The strongest hydroxyl radical spectral line radiates at 18 centimeters, and hydrogen at 21 centimeters. These two molecules, which combined form water, are widespread in interstellar gas, and their presence radiates radio noise at these frequencies. Therefore, the spectrum between these frequencies form a "quiet" channel in the interstellar radio noise background. Bernard M. Oliver theorized that the waterhole would be an obvious band for communication with extraterrestrial intelligence, hence the name, which is a form of pun: in English, a watering hole is a vernacular reference to a common place to meet and talk. Several programs involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, including SETI@home, search in the waterhole radio frequencies.
50) Message boards : Politics : 44 GOING TO JAIL All dA Shadows Knows (Message 1853637)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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http://www.infowars.com/obama-expanded-nsa-powers-days-before-leaving-office-now-theyre-being-used-to-sabotage-trump/


Your statement is factually correct, but linking to Infowars undermines it. Please keep in mind that this is the site that claims, among many others equally outlandish , and with zero actual evidence whatsoever, that the government murdered innocent schoolchildren and made it look like it was the work of a lone psychopath in order to pass firearm legislation. Yikes. Also yuck.

Here is a link to a somewhat more reputable site with the same story.

I find this graphic quite useful, and as close to unbiased as I can get:

51) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1853256)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I much prefer the American saying:

"I may not like what you say, but I'll defend your right to say it".


Er... English, and often mis-attributed French but agreeable nonetheless!
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1853225)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Everybody knows that we currently have a left wing oriented management here.

But he has been a complete idiot over recent days with the gender bending cross dressing business.

53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1853216)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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It's unfortunate that some of us don't have enough empathy with people with a mental illness to avoid getting angry at or insulting them for something they have no control over. If yelling at a person with Down syndrome to smarten up or having a group laugh at the delusions of a schizophrenic seems like cruelty, this quite possibly should too.

As the moderators should not have to repeatedly point out to we old-timers, if anyone here gets under our skin enough that we become angry with them, simply find their "User ID" from their profile (I bet we've memorized Mark's by now), go into your account then Community Preferences and add their ID # to Filtered Users. Then you will never see a PM or thread or post from them again, only quoted text from others. I know, simple and obvious and common knowledge... so why not being done? And if they are making us angry because they've posted something contrary to the policies, hit the red X anonymously and let the impartial cooler heads of the moderators who can actually fix the problem handle it better than arguing can.
54) Message boards : Cafe SETI : OH, Hello again.......I am back for a while. (Message 1852958)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Mark, that's a middle-school teaching aid Google doc placed there for K-12 students. It only discusses issues since the 1970s and doesn't claim that is where they were invented. (I'd wager this is because anything before the 1970s would be considered prehistoric by the intended very young audience...) Etymology Online shows the word in use since 1936 with its current meaning.

Edit: @janneseti <<shaking tiny internet fist>> Darn you and your faster typing. :^)

Edit2: Sorry Bernie hope this doesn't qualify.... avoided any hot-button terms.
55) Message boards : Politics : Windows 10? (Message 1852903)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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One other point about OS upgrades. A lot of friends have used the typical "Microsoft scare tactic" to encourage me to upgrade ... namely to suggest that the older an OS is, the more at-risk users are to malware. Actually (and I could be wrong), I think the truth is the opposite. Malware creators and hackers tend to follow "the flock."


Absolutely... install base is everything. Another plus for Linux; I dunno if it can be said to be "more secure" anymore as Windows has vastly improved over the years, but there's simply almost no (platform-specific) malware for it because there are so few desktop installs. It seems logarithmic ie 1/10 the install base = 1/100 the malware, as they only target the most popular platform. If it catches on this will change; we have already seen cross-platform malware based in Java and Python so that Linux and Mac will get infected.

Also the fake honeypot folder to catch the last distro's malware is a great idea.

Edit: Also I shouldn't really imply that since I don't game anymore that Linux is a good fit. In the last year it's progressed tremendously... Steam and GOG have hundreds of Linux games offered and video driver updates are now automatic (for NVidia at least.) I'm betting that gaming availability is what is going to drive desktop Linux into the mainstream, and what has been holding it back thus far.
56) Message boards : Politics : Windows 10? (Message 1852872)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I actually have a 3rd computer upon which I "experiment" with Linux distros. My next experiment will be with the latest version of Linux Mint. If I ever find a Linux distro that will do everything I want to do with a computer, I'll switch all of my computers over to the OS ... divorcing myself from Microsoft OSs completely. So far, I've not found one that will do everything I want to do on my computer. But (grin), hope springs eternal.


Your experience (and outlook on OS upgrades) is pretty much similar to mine. What Linux Mint did for me that caused me to switch over all of machines was do SETI@Home twice as fast/productive on the same hardware as Windows... if one has Maxwell card or higher. I also only upgraded Windows versions before when necessary, when I hit a limitation of the current OS with what I needed it for. Conservative upgrading also prevents installing an OS with severe unpatched bugs and security holes.

I don't play games anymore so it was an easy switch, including the machine I actually use. I need a modern, standards-compatible browser (Firefox is built-in and Chrome is a very easy install) with Netflix a bonus (Chrome does as default with HTML5), file sharing to LAN (SAMBA is integral to Linux), office suite (LibreOffice is built-in), image editing (GIMP is built-in), video playback for the widest variety of formats/containers (VLC is built-in), audio playback (Audacious), onscreen OCR (Tesseract and some support utils. via a batch file), backup (FreeFileSync). Also installed Blueman for better Bluetooth (I could never get it working in Windows properly). So Mint does everything I need. Hope your experience is as good.

(And what is this thread doing in Politics anyways?)
57) Message boards : Politics : Nasty SCREECHIN' Nasty Sign Wavin' Nasty Weepin'WHACKO CRYBABY COMMIE CLOWNS Protesting All Over dA Vrold Keep It Up CRYBABIEs You Are DESTROYING YourSelves GREAT Yap (Message 1852370)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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molecule


Other than this word, good scientific word salad. Should be "atom" unless Pelosium is diatomic and does not exhibit the mass-increasing property in the monatomic state.

I was rather surprised that the first person to propose an atomic theory wasn't shoehorned into there due to his name's similarity to a certain political party: Democritus. :^D
58) Message boards : Politics : I am now very sad to have watched the Oscars. (Message 1852351)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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If this Clyde guy believes he and the cross dressing cat guy possess the high ground where ethics, morality and tolerance are concerned, carry on fools.
Robert Waite...

You believe that "cross dressing" is a negative?

To this Pro LGBTQ Poster. Your Anti-LGBTQ Hate Speech is disgusting.


There's a very valid point that Robert is making there, and it has nothing to do with hate speech at all. [ Did you just go all nasty lefty toilet on us and invoke hate speech where there was none? Political correctness run amok! This is sarcasm by the way, just in case you were wondering. :^) ]

Mark has made numerous posts and started entire threads trying to convert people here. As an example see "I am a Christ child, so therefore I shall attempt to save you as well." in this very forum. He also (surprisingly to me at least) declared himself a Catholic in that very same thread.

Yet, he has also admitted to transvestism. This is considered a sin in the Catholic church, as well as many other denominations. It was used, for example, to convict Joan of Arc of heresy. This is mostly due to Deuteronomy 22:5:

"The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination to the Lord thy God."

Thus Robert may well have just been pointing this quite possibly accidental oversight.
59) Message boards : Number crunching : Invalid Host Messaging (Message 1851876)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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My apologies.... you may see large numbers of invalids (and inconclusives) from all of my hosts as well as some of the other large Linux crunchers. This is due to a recent client executable build that was supposed to be for both Maxwell and Pascal, but doesn't seem to work properly on 1050s and below. I've gone back to the prev. one so shouldn't generate any more except occasionally.
60) Message boards : Politics : The US has elected its most dangerous leader. We all have plenty to fear. (Message 1851580)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I believe, other than the muslim faith, that most of us are invoking the same deity.


Islam is an Abrahamic religion as are Christianity and Judaism... Abraham, Moses, Mary and Jesus all appear in the Quran (Mary is the only woman named in it.) Moses and Jesus are also revered as major prophets (there also are a bunch of minor ones.)

So, same deity. Unless it's that other singular omnipotent omnipresent eternal all-creator. :^D

(Edit: also "Allah" is simply Arabic for "the god"... it is not a name per se.)


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