Posts by Mr. Kevvy

41) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1904051)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Gary, I think you should enlighten the owners, developers and administrators of earth's top 500 supercomputers, because as of a few days ago, every single one of them are running Linux. (The two AIX holdouts fell off the bottom as of the last update... it was "only" 498 for a year or more.)

Those poor people... whatever will they do?

//sarc
42) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1903931)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Opa.
US Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson is expected to be replaced on his post, states the New York Times. According to the anonymous US sources of authority that the newspaper quotes, he will be replaced by the current CIA director Mike Pompeo in the coming weeks!


Rexit! 😀
43) Questions and Answers : Windows : Virus Astropulse bitdefender (Message 1903929)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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It is blocking boinc.exe for "accessing a web resource" which means that it didn't like it was trying to download an executable file, rather than the content of the file itself, which BOINC will of course do to keep itself and its projects updated. Note that it is downloading from boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu not a malware site.

How to whitelist in BitDefender
44) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1903724)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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After the first "Pocahontas" one of her supporters bought the domain name and just made it a redirect to her campaign site elizabethwarren.com; this was in June 2016.
45) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Two (Message 1903362)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Well, he got his "wish"... NK ICBMs can apparently now reach any part of the continental U.S.

North Korea’s Longest Missile Test Yet

Reports are saying that the missile test was highly lofted and landed in the Sea of Japan some 960 km (600 miles) from the launch site. They are also saying the missile reached a maximum altitude of 4,500 km. This would mean that it flew for about 54 minutes, which is consistent with reports from Japan.

If these numbers are correct, then if flown on a standard trajectory rather than this lofted trajectory, this missile would have a range of more than 13,000 kilometers (km) (8,100 miles). This is significantly longer than North Korea’s previous long range tests, which flew on lofted trajectories for 37 minutes (July 4) and 47 minutes (July 28). Such a missile would have more than enough range to reach Washington, D.C., and in fact any part of the continental United States.
46) Message boards : Politics : SINaTURD FRAKENGROPER Said: I RESPECT what a Woman SeZZZ 'bout ME, Even Tho Women are LYING. aka CONyers fO Your Vote. dA GREAT ICONs of DEM/Lib Party. SLOGON: ICON You fO Your Vote. (Message 1903232)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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In other Roy Moore deflection attempts:

She falsely claimed Roy Moore impregnated her at 15. She appears to be part of sting targeting the Washington Post

WASHINGTON—A woman who falsely claimed to The Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her as a teenager appears to work with an organization that uses deceptive tactics to secretly record conversations in an effort to embarrass its targets.

In a series of interviews over two weeks, the woman shared a dramatic story about an alleged sexual relationship with Moore in 1992 that led to an abortion when she was 15. During the interviews, she repeatedly pressed Post reporters to give their opinions on the effects that her claims could have on Moore’s candidacy if she went public.

The Post did not publish an article based on her unsubstantiated account. When Post reporters confronted her with inconsistencies in her story and an internet posting that raised doubts about her motivations, she insisted that she was not working with any organization that targets journalists.

But on Monday morning, Post reporters saw her walking into the New York offices of Project Veritas, an organization that targets the mainstream news media and left-leaning groups. The organization sets up undercover “stings” that involve using false cover stories and covert video recordings meant to expose what the group says is media bias.
47) Message boards : Politics : Charles Manson, dead at 83 (Message 1902446)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I understand the difference between adults (Manson, Hitler, Stalin, etc.) being held responsible for their decisions and...


Does this mean that you would not recognize a plea of insanity for an adult?
Charles Manson's behavior I would describe as insane. I am no psychologist, but I do know that psychology is a a qualitative rather than quantitative science, and has been known to be pressured to obtain "desired" diagnoses at times... wouldn't want to deprive The Public of a good hanging for a detested criminal of course.
48) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1902445)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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About two-thirds of sexual assaults are never reported, by the way. And fewer than one percent of offenders ever see the inside of a prison for it. So there should be little wonder why there may be a silence of decades until the victim discovers the rapist/assaulter is about to gain a position of public trust and/or power.
49) Message boards : Politics : Charles Manson, dead at 83 (Message 1902426)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I always found it a curious contradiction of U.S. so-called "neo-conservative" thought that the government is considered to to be incompetent and untrustworthy, except for the most important and serious decision: which citizens should be put to death, at which point the government magically becomes perfect and inerrant.

Or maybe they just don't care about the "collateral damage" of the 4% or so who are innocent.

(Edit: and I overlooked the big one of being "Pro-Life" but for the death penalty. Er... ?)
50) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1901975)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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An article in the Economist that indicates pretty much what MajorKong has been stating... it doesn't look like there's any viable way of dealing with this long-term, Paris accord or not.

Fully 101 of the 116 models the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change uses to chart what lies ahead assume that carbon will be taken out of the air in order for the world to have a good chance of meeting the 2°C target. The total amount of CO2 to be soaked up by 2100 could be a staggering 810bn tonnes, as much as the world’s economy produces in 20 years at today’s rate (see article). Putting in place carbon-removal schemes of this magnitude would be an epic endeavour even if tried-and-tested techniques existed.

They do not. A few power stations and industrial facilities capture CO2 that would otherwise end up in the air and store it away underground, a practice known as carbon capture and storage. But this long-touted approach to cutting emissions still operates on only a very small scale, dealing with just a few tens of millions of tonnes of CO2 a year. And such schemes merely lower emissions; they do not reverse them.


We could probably do it if we could plant two Amazon-sized forests in currently unforested areas and leave them alone. However, given our propensity for clearing forests and expanding population, this doesn't seem like it will ever happen.

//Staying positive and riding my bicycle. :^p
51) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1901383)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Does the name Bill Clinton ring any bells?
52) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1901368)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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As I have repeatedly observed. Both sides have lost the moral and ethical foundation to attack the other.


There are no "sides"... Moore, Franken, Weinstein et al. are individuals, did not do what they are accused of through political affiliation, and do not have the support of their respective parties for these actions. The only issue is whether the allegations are true and consequently they as individuals deserve their positions due to these actions.
53) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1900013)
Posted 9 Nov 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Good, but you seem to be over focused on only one of them. By the way I did edit mine for fear it would be misinterpreted. Please do the same.

Also: So, Yap... any evidence yet?
54) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1900011)
Posted 9 Nov 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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BTW: If the Democrat Party finally admits that their attempt to divide this country along racial, gender, ethnic, etc. groups. Has been a disaster to their national political power.


You mean like blaming "illegal aliens" (not-very-subtle codeword for Mexicans) every time "your candidate" loses an election?
55) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1900003)
Posted 9 Nov 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Yap, if every time "your candidate" loses you have to blame voter fraud and "illegal aliens" rather than accepting reality...
... then how can you possibly contest the "other side" doing the same with Russia, gerrymandering, etc.?

Do you have any actual evidence for your claim? I highly doubt it.
56) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Considering donations (Message 1899722)
Posted 7 Nov 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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You may be waiting a long time... as noted on the page you linked to, you will have to write to Dr. Korpela directly if you wish to donate any cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin.
57) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1899531)
Posted 6 Nov 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Heh... I was actually wondering how long it would be before someone linked to that. :^)
58) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1899516)
Posted 6 Nov 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Er... you forgot the police and military.
59) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Stars are blue, Panthers are pink and the music plays here (Message 1899468)
Posted 6 Nov 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Only "extraterrestrial" is correct; the other is other is just a spelling error.
60) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1899458)
Posted 6 Nov 2017 by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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