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 1961288)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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BTW: A privately owned restaurant is not a Public Place. It is a Privately Owned Space with Public Access. Who can call Law Enforcement to stop those disturbing their customers.


Ya think? I guess I should have included that little caveat.

What may not apply is the speaker's right to be in the private property making that speech, which is a different issue altogether. If the owner or their appointed delegate asks the speaker to leave and they do not, then they are committing the offense of trespassing and may be arrested.


Oh... right. I did.
2) 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 1961263)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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You really believe that entering restaurants, disrupting and putting fear into their non involved patrons, is covered under the 1st Amendment?


Actually it is. If the speech is in itself legal, ie the speaker could not be arrested for it in a public place, then the First Amendment applies.

What may not apply is the speaker's right to be in the private property making that speech, which is a different issue altogether. If the owner or their appointed delegate asks the speaker to leave and they do not, then they are committing the offense of trespassing and may be arrested.

This well-known comic explains it nicely. Unfortunately, I can't post the image directly due to language. I have a cleaned-up version I uploaded but I'm away from home and forgot the URL. I'll edit it in when I get the chance...

Edit: And here it is...

3) 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 1960776)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Where will he stop...or when?


This is another issue where both I am in agreement with Mr. Trump, and very few other politicians would have the gall to actually resolve it. And I am sure we have all seen it as well, simply from buying goods from eBay. How else are Chinese sellers able to offer free shipping to anywhere on Earth for items where the postage itself would normally be worth more than the item? Because China has kept its "developing nation" status with the postal union even while becoming arguably the world's largest economy, or if not a very close second.
4) Message boards : Politics : Marijuana (Message 1960712)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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As for your's truly, I'll double-look left and right even at green lights for the next few weeks =:)


Indeed.... Winnipeg's 1st toking and driving ticket issued 1 hour into legalization

Ah, Winnipeg. Staying classy as always... :^)
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : R.I.P. Paul Allen (Message 1960483)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said.

Allen left Microsoft in 1983, before the company became a corporate juggernaut, following a dispute with Gates, but his share of their original partnership allowed him to spend the rest of his life and billions of dollars on yachts, art, rock music, sports teams, brain research and real estate.

Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer, the Allen family said in a statement.


Closer to home, Paul Allen was a huge contributor to SETI research via his funding of the SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array.
6) 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 1960456)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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COMPOSing & ORCHESTRATing ... SupposedMURDer of a Journo


Big shocker: it appears you may have been incorrect.

Saudi officials will admit Jamal Khashoggi died in an interrogation gone wrong, sources say

Keep mind that this hasn't gone "official" yet, but I doubt it won't.

The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong — one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources.

One source says the report will likely conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and transparency and that those involved will be held responsible.


Must be those "rogue elements" that can get diplomatic passports and back-door access to a secure consulate.
Maybe it's the "interrogators" that just happen to bring a bone saw to "interrogations"...
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 1959998)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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The teacher has been suspended from teaching. We can all rest easier now that this dire threat has been neutralized.
8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : National Academy of Sciences report: An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe (Message 1959926)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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NASA Should Expand the Search for Life in the Universe and Make Astrobiology an Integral Part of its Missions, Says New Report

Oct. 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASA Should Expand the Search for Life in the Universe and Make Astrobiology an Integral Part of its Missions, Says New Report

WASHINGTON – To advance the search for life in the universe, NASA should support research on a broader range of biosignatures and environments, and incorporate the field of astrobiology into all stages of future exploratory missions, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Astrobiology, the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe, is a rapidly changing field, especially in the years since the publication of NASA’s Astrobiology Strategy 2015. Recent scientific advances in the field now provide many opportunities to strengthen the role of astrobiology in NASA missions and to increase collaboration with other scientific fields and organizations. The report finds that these changes necessitate an updated science strategy for astrobiology.

The committee that authored the report found that the lines of evidence we use to look for current and past life on Earth and beyond, called biosignatures, needs expansion. An updated, more sophisticated catalog and framework will be important to enhance our ability to detect both life that might be similar to terrestrial life, and potential life that differs from life as we know it. The latter will be enabled by investigating novel “agnostic” biosignatures – signs of life that are not tied to a particular metabolism or molecular “blueprint,” or other characteristics of life as we currently know it.

A comprehensive framework could also aid in distinguishing between biosignatures and abiotic (non-living) phenomena, and improve understanding of the potential for biosignatures to be preserved (or not) over long planetary time-scales. The report highlights the need to include in situ detection of energy-starved or otherwise sparsely distributed life such as chemolithotrophic or rock-eating life. In particular, the report found that NASA should focus on research and exploration of possible life below the surface of a planet in light of recent advances that have demonstrated the breadth and diversity of life below Earth’s surface, the nature of fluids beneath the surface of Mars, and the likelihood of life-sustaining geological processes in planets and moons with subsurface oceans. A renewed focus on how to seek signs of subsurface life will inform astrobiology investigations of other rocky planets or moons, ocean or icy worlds, and beyond to exoplanets.


As it was "congressionally mandated" I'm hoping we will see plenty of new NASA initiatives... perhaps even some for a SETI project (or even this one!... AstroPulse is already an NSF project.)
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 1959814)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Kayne West visited the White House today... pretty much as expected.

The rapper then offered his thoughts on the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in 1865.

West said he wanted to “abolish the trap door called the 13th Amendment,” because, he said, when the amendment was written it was illegal for blacks to read.

“That meant if you actually read the amendment, you’d get locked up and turned into a slave!” West exclaimed, clapping his hands for emphasis.


That is some "If she weighs more than a duck, she must be a witch" quality reasoning right there.

In an extraordinary, mostly uninterrupted rant, West said that he was recently diagnosed as being bipolar, but he insisted the diagnosis was wrong and that he was merely sleep-deprived.


Well, thank you for finally giving us a proper explanation for this bizarre situation.
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 1959797)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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... and SupposedMURDer of a Journo - ALL TO AFFECT Nov.Elections...


How could this possibly affect any US elections? Are the president, vice-president, house and senate expected to magically know in advance what the Saudis are plotting in their own embassy on a different continent?
11) Message boards : News : NASA Technosignatures Workshop Webcast (Message 1959742)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I just tried with both of those browsers and they both worked fine for me.
12) 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 1959721)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Please, please stop believing or even entertaining the silly ideas thrown about on extremist websites. This is not post-nuclear anarchy. You have a functioning society with law enforcement and courts. If anyone assassinates anyone, they will be quickly arrested, tried in a court of law, and spend the rest of their miserable lives incarcerated (including up until their execution depending on state.)

Sigh...
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 1959546)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Free speech is not Free, it has a price, that price is CIVILITY in disagreement...


Does this include calling the about half the citizens of the country by membership or affiliation "Dims"?

Just checking. ;^)
14) Message boards : Politics : Kavanaugh (Message 1959284)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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We have never, excepting Alcohol Probation, reduced any Individual Rights because of the Passions of the Day.

Tobacco, helmets for cyclists, seat belts in cars, drugs, I disagree.
Frankly I do agree with these restrictions.


This seems to be where the current disagreement started, and it appears to have been a due to a misunderstanding. Clyde meant that there was any restriction in the U.S. Constitution of personal liberties of anything except alcohol usage, which was of course soon repealed. All of these examples were outside the Constitution and had nothing to do with it so are irrelevant.

(Of course I'm sure some ugly-minded people have claimed that the 13th was a restriction of their right to own other humans, but of course as that amendment affirmed vastly more rights than it took away, I discount them. :^p)
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 1958935)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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"....Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation would tilt America's highest court in favour of conservatives"

The nine-member panel has the final say on issues such as abortion, gun control and voting rules and justices are appointed for life."

....and there are two more Justices in their 80's .......
....and Trump has AT LEAST 2 more years in office..........

I've had this silly grin on my face since 11/7/2016.......


So basically, you've stated that you prefer a strongly biased court, as long as it's a bias you agree with. That can certainly lead to disappointment if it's someone else's preferred biases getting appointed.

Myself, in the interest of a Supreme Court that actually rules only on the legality and evidence of the cases before it, would prefer that all justices everywhere be "swing votes" without a predetermined agenda.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Errors on android, all tasks (Message 1958570)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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This thread may be useful... SETI@Home may not work with some Android 7 or higher devices. For some, letting tasks error out may eventually lead to tasks that work (slowly) but not always.
17) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Bitcoin Mining Machines good for BOINC / SETI? (Message 1958560)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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SOG stands for...


From the author:

Signals on GPU.

It means spikes, autocorrs and gaussians are stored completely on GPU now and retrieved only on checkpoints. Much less synching for some ARs and hence much less issues with NV's realisation of that synching in their OpenCL runtime.
And perhaps better GPU usage after all.
18) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Bitcoin Mining Machines good for BOINC / SETI? (Message 1958216)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I currently have 9 nVidia GPUs running on a Gigabyte FinTech board without using any special settings. The board will handle up to 12 GPUs...


Those boards have almost all PCIe x1 tiny slots for dedicated miner cards. Are you using x1 miner 1060s or risers/adapters to fit x16 full-size cards to them?
19) Message boards : Politics : Trade War (Message 1958076)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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The biggest impediment to this agreement was the dairy industry, who have been among the largest lobbyists for "supply management" ie extreme tariffs and subsidies. They are angry already at the concessions...

Lessons for Canada from New Zealand’s dairy industry (note that this is from over two years ago and TVO is our Ontario government TV station, not a dubiously accurate "think tank") :

Tiny New Zealand, with a population just one-eighth that of Canada, is on a quest to quench the world’s thirst for milk. Today milk is the country’s biggest export, and 95 per cent of what Kiwi farmers produce goes abroad, mostly to China.

Compare that to Canada, where dairy farmers keep fighting to protect their supply management system, which means higher milk prices for consumers and puts a strain on Canada’s trading relationships. Only five per cent of what Canada produces is exported.

While Canada is wringing its hands about what to do about the dairy sector, the question to ask is: Will ending supply management spell doom for Canadian dairy farmers?

Since moving to a free-market model from subsidies and tariffs, dairy in New Zealand has become the country’s top export earner. Overseas shipments last year, totalling NZ$11.9 billion worth of milk, accounted for about two per cent of world production, according to a report by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand.
20) Questions and Answers : Web site : Change name on account (Message 1957976)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Click your account name at the top-right, then beside "Change" click "other account info" and you can edit the "Screen name" and click "Update info" to save it.


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