Posts by Mr. Kevvy

41) 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 1915080)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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An American workers wage is how much?
A Chinese workers wage is how much?


Sometimes zero... China is known to use prison labour, aka slave labour, in products for export to the U.S. I recently saw an example of this in the Netflix documentary Rotten. The U.S. garlic farming industry was being undercut by cheap Chinese imports, so a tariff was applied. The Chinese then would ship garlic to other countries first and reship to the U.S. from them to evade the tariff. This was confirmed by genetic analysis of the garlic that it was all of Chinese origin. But where was it coming from?

Much of this garlic was peeled which is the favoured type as it is ideal for bulk usage as this tedious step is not required. A U.S. Chinese immigrant garlic farmer, one of those who was being financially crippled by the cheap imports, found out. He traveled to China under the premise of being a garlic trader, and made hidden-camera videos of a prison in China where the inmates peel garlic. They peel it 16 hours a day, 7 days a week unpaid until their fingernails wear off and they are forced to use their teeth. If they don't peel, they don't eat. Keep in mind as well that this is in a country where Googling the word "democracy" can result in a prison term... unlimited free labour.

Hard to compete legitimately with that.
42) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time X (Message 1914996)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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hmm....

Skin graft razor....


Paging Doctor Zed to the ER, and by ER I mean Exactly Right! :^) While Brown Dermatome is the specific name of this device it certainly is a skin graft razor so is the first correct answer.

PM on its way.
43) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1914962)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Some posts had to go away... please try to stick to topic. If someone seems to be deliberately dragging it elsewhere (or otherwise going off-policy) please let us know via red-X rather than calling them out (I'm sure we all know the old drill...)

Thanks!
44) Message boards : Politics : 44 GOING TO JAIL CONmutiny DESTRUCTIONizer to Have Teachable 'Moments' fO a 'CAPTIVE' Audience (Message 1914935)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Deep State...


45) 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 1914925)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I believe reasoning individuals will find upon examination that Conservative policies regarding energy are an all of the above approach. Stop taking sides and let the market determine the viable mix of all sources, oil, gas, wind, solar and Unicorn farts.


I agree with this, but actually it happened long before... plants stopped using coal and migrated to gas once the infrastructure was in place, as gas is much safer and less expensive especially over the long term. Coal is not a good source of energy by mass, it has to be mined instead of just tapped or fracked out of the ground, it can't be pipelined which adds more to its cost but instead needs to be shipped or railroaded, and whereas gas burns completely into carbon dioxide and water, coal leaves a toxic residual ash high in heavy metals that adds yet more expense to get rid of properly and can cause major problems if it gets into the environment ie by a tailings breach.

I wish that some people would stop seeing "renewables" as some sort of an anti-business bogeyman. There's a huge amount of money to be made from them, and by 2020 they (wind, solar, etc.) are going to be cheaper than any fossil fuels per kilowatt-hour, so expect further possible job losses in the coal sector. As someone once said to the fossil fuel magnates: "Stop thinking of yourselves as oil companies, coal companies, gas companies... start thinking of yourself as energy companies." Those that do will prosper, and sustainably so.
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time X (Message 1914820)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Where is the clues?


These were the two that are at least approaching correctness:

Briss tool


A very rough razor :P
47) 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 1914658)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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The United States endures, so, we all won. Dread that it should ever be otherwise, and to those who persist: be careful what you wish for.

That is all.
48) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1914644)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I believe you only need to register if you want to post in the forums.


RAC of >=1 is also required to post in any of the Message Boards forums, but not in the Questions and Answers forums so people having technical issues getting started can ask for help (so of course we do get spammers there.)
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time X (Message 1914596)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Volunteer for 12yrs.


Commendable and kudos. :^)

This one is a tough one we may need a clue!


Two of the answers thus far were "on the right track"... if there's nothing more today I'll narrow it down. Glad I picked a good one.
50) 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 1914205)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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.... girthers."


Witty! I like a good wordplay so thank you. :^)
51) Message boards : News : Special Fundraiser for Parkes Data Store and GPU development system (Message 1914204)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I see that a few people still have their green stars.


I advised Dr. Korpela so it's a known issue and should be restored soon. It was indicated that this seemed to be the result of a BOINC update breaking the scripting.
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Mark (Message 1914005)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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"Sixty-wonderful!"... You have had a wonderful year with some inspirational and very positive changes in it, so you've earned a very happy birthday and many more to come. :^)
53) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time X (Message 1913986)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Us rural firefighters call them "Hooligan bars" as what hooligan wouldn't want 1?


That is a witty alternative name, isn't it... amazing how the name lends itself so readily to this. Didn't know you were a firefighter... Volunteer or pro?

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I nodded off when I got home so it took a little longer to post the next image than I planned.


54) Message boards : Politics : Totally FAUX news (Message 1913823)
Posted 18 Jan 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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marijuana is a plant and one not native to the USA.


Although most feral cannabis is descended from industrial hemp, migrating birds have been known to poop marijuana seeds that grow wild in warmer North American locations. If it were not for being illegal and thus destroyed, there would doubtless be native marijuana.

(It's native if nature does it. :^p)
55) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time X (Message 1913790)
Posted 18 Jan 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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It's a Halligan bar.
56) Message boards : Politics : Totally FAUX news (Message 1913766)
Posted 18 Jan 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Edit: Having worked and lived in Germany. Their 'States' are not Sovereign States as with the USA.


The states of the United States are not sovereign either... sovereignty is "the full right and power of a governing body over itself, without any interference from outside sources or bodies." If they were, there would be no United States, but fifty independent nations. The 14th amendment of the Constitution guarantees this: "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.." et al. As a famous example, George Wallace and others who opposed integration and the civil rights movement as contrary to their states' laws found this out the hard way... (the 14th was adopted just after the civil war precisely to prevent states reinstituting slavery or equivalent under the guise of state law.) As MajorKong noted states do have authority to make their own laws via the 10th amendment for anything not covered by the Constitution, as long as they do not violate the rights granted to The People and responsibilities of the Federal government as spelled out in it.

....but then again I am a foreigner so could not possibly understand such intricacies. 😀
57) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (109) Server Problems? (Message 1913739)
Posted 18 Jan 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Caches are full and RAC is steadily dropping...


Indeed... the lack of work accelerated the fall to where it was going to end up anyways; ripping off the proverbial bandage.
58) 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 1913660)
Posted 18 Jan 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Hrm... I was about to reply indicating that 143 is not that bad (I also take 10mg/d Crestor/rosuvastatin... it's only midway "borderline high") but it turns out there is more:

Although it was not part of the official medical records that were released yesterday, after further questioning, Jackson also revealed that Trump underwent a coronary calcium CT scan as part of his routine physical exam. His score is 133, and anything over 100 indicates plaque is present and that the patient has heart disease. According to Trump's official medical records, in 2009 his coronary calcium score was 34. In 2013, it was 98.


That is much worse.
59) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (109) Server Problems? (Message 1913636)
Posted 17 Jan 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Really frustrating that my Linux box is still unable to get any appreciable work while my slow Windows7 boxes have mostly full caches.


I noticed that as well... I'm sure some would disagree but I see it with my own eyes: even with a zero resource share, if E@H has minimal work (one WU per slot running and zero cached) and SETI@Home is empty, BOINC often stops asking for SETI@Home work (has zero work units and it's just sitting with no countdown timer to next scheduler request) and I have to hit Update manually to remind it. Well I did that with six fast Linux machines and they got zilch and the seventh was my wife's slower SoG Win7 box and presto... 130 tasks. Just the luck of the draw (I hope.)
60) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (109) Server Problems? (Message 1913608)
Posted 17 Jan 2018 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I got a reply from Dr. Korpela about five hours ago; the splitters were reporting themselves as fine with normal output but weren't actually doing any work. This is why it wasn't caught after the outrage. So it will take a while to fill all those hungry caches but it's working.

Those naughty splitters...



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