Posts by Mr. Kevvy

1) Message boards : Politics : Coronavirus, Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food & Drugs, Studies, Recalls #8 (Message 2083949)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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CV has never been Exponential.


Using a hairdryer while in the bathtub is not exponential but one should still avoid it by any means necessary. :^p
2) Message boards : Politics : Police and Law Enforcement #5 (Message 2083793)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Hard to know whether this should go into the COVID or police thread...

WA Denies All Religious Exemptions To Vaccine Mandates, Hundreds Of Troopers Face Termination

Olympia, WA – Washington State Patrol (WSP) employees who refuse to comply with Governor Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate will be fired, according to his office.

WSP employees who interact with the public must be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 if they want to keep their jobs, KTTH reported.

Some staff members received emails on Thursday warning that there would be “no accommodation” for those who make “religious exemption requests,” according to the news outlet.


There are currently numerous police forces in the U.S. whose members are refusing to get mandatory vaccinations, and their unions are backing them to the point of threatening lawsuits. I think that this is a tailor-made and accurately targeted police reform solution opportunity: any officer refusing to be vaccinated without an actual medical exemption, especially one interacting with the public, has just demonstrated that they put their own personal safety (and for pretty much evidence-free reasons) ahead of that of the people they are supposed to be serving, so should be immediately fired. That should get rid of most of the bad cops immediately.
3) Message boards : Politics : Coronavirus, Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food & Drugs, Studies, Recalls #8 (Message 2083764)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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dA Beauty of Life is Back BABY!!!!!


Ah... the beauty of dying young of something now preventable. That was all we had until about 230 years ago so why give it up.
4) Message boards : Politics : Coronavirus, Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food & Drugs, Studies, Recalls #8 (Message 2083763)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Isn't that stuff ONLY meant to be used for multiple tons of cattle and elephants?


More hilariously: sheep. Yes, the same people who called others "sheep" for getting vaccinated now take sheep medicine instead.
5) Message boards : Politics : Coronavirus, Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food & Drugs, Studies, Recalls #8 (Message 2083712)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Oklahoma's ERs are so backed up with people overdosing on ivermectin that gunshot victims are having to wait to be treated... I hardly know where to begin. :^p
6) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 4 (Message 2082834)
Posted 22 Aug 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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The exception that proves the rule.


I thought an exception disproved it, but what do I know.
7) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 4 (Message 2082828)
Posted 22 Aug 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Are sysadmins anti-vaxxers?


I'm currently an IT admin. of a vaccination scheduling system, so that would be a no. :^p
8) Message boards : Politics : Coronavirus, Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food & Drugs, Studies, Recalls #8 (Message 2082391)
Posted 16 Aug 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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.... and don't do anything stupid.


Unlike these fellows in a prescient comic from a 1930 health manual making the rounds:



Yes, amazingly, even smallpox had its shared of anti-vaxxers. Happily they did not prevail which is why the worst disease ever is extinct. Perhaps this one will be too someday, I hope.
9) Message boards : Politics : Coronavirus, Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food & Drugs, Studies, Recalls #7 (Message 2081637)
Posted 5 Aug 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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China responds quickly for good health.


Was this copied verbatim off of one of their posters? :^p
10) Message boards : Politics : Don;t know where it should go? Stick it here 3 (Message 2080846)
Posted 25 Jul 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Better not tell them that algebra and many other parts of maths were discovered by Arabs.


Algebra itself is an Arabic term (al-jabr). As is algorithm, alcohol, alembic, alkali(ne), anil(ine), azimuth... and that's just the a's.
11) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2079731)
Posted 11 Jul 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Yes, now I have a bunch of completed SETI tasks from March 6, 2020 to July 21, 2020. These are at the top of my BOINC manager and I can't get rid of them. Can you turn on the appropriate servers for a few days to clear these from my manager. I am not concerned about the missed credit.


We don't have to even speculate about this: your work units can be seen in your hosts. Every one of them already timed out due to non-completion and the ones I checked were reassigned to others, completed and closed off. So even if you could submit them, they would not do anything now. May as well save some disk space in the BOINC client: click the Projects tab, then click SETI@Home and then Remove and confirm. This will remove all the now-useless work units and SETI@Home project data. You can always re-add it if it comes back. I'd bet my last dollar it ain't coming back, at least not in this form.
12) Message boards : Politics : The Donald Trump thread part VI - aka "Keep it clean" (Message 2079431)
Posted 7 Jul 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Hilariously, he already proved that no "First Amendment" restriction against his writings exists by setting up his own blog in which he could publish whatever he liked without any restrictions. Oh, except that it sucked and almost no one read it so he cancelled it.

Maybe he should sue people under First Amendment grounds who didn't read his blog because it was terrible. Hey, that and social media banning him both limited the number of people that read his drivel, so they are both equally valid First Amendment cases. :^p
13) Message boards : Politics : The Donald Trump thread part VI - aka "Keep it clean" (Message 2076228)
Posted 19 May 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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BBC - New York prosecutor says Trump inquiry now 'criminal'


Occasionally I call these correctly... I've been saying since the election to wait until at least May before any results are forthcoming. This is a large and convoluted investigation and it needs to be done properly. So for those who were expecting him to be arrested as soon as he left the White House: patience. :^p
14) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2075081)
Posted 6 May 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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FYI I am in agreement with "Dull" here. I may like Joe Biden, but if we can't call out when he makes a mistake ie being a hypocrite and going against his own policies, then we may as well have Trump's can-do-no-wrong cult back again.

Bad example, Joe. :^p

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9541223/Bidens-Carters-pose-maskless-indoor-picture.html

Why no mask, Joe? Biden and Jill pose without masks for pics with frail Jimmy Carter, 96, and wife Rosalynn, 93, despite president insisting it's his 'patriotic responsibility' to wear one for socially distanced interviews and outdoors despite CDC advice


15) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2070500)
Posted 12 Mar 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Trump and the news media while pretending to be adversaries needed each other in the deepest way possible. The news media provided Trump with a megaphone to blast his tens of thousands of lies and get himself in the centre of the world's attention 24/7, a position he desperately craves. The news media's ratings soared with this daily circus of chaos and melodrama and of course when this happens advertising rates increase proportionally; billions of dollars were at stake.

Now? Things are so boring that CNN has cancelled White House press briefings.

Just one month into President Joe Biden's term, the all-news cable channel last week stopped airing the daily White House press briefings. Perhaps the events weren't entertaining enough, as White House spokesperson Jen Psaki has routinely declined to insert Biden into cultural war debates, refused to castigate reporters, and won’t make stuff up in the name of partisan warfare, the way her Republican predecessors did.

Instead, Psaki has answered questions as best she can about White House policy, while treating journalists with respect, instead of mocking them in search of cheap political points.
16) Message boards : Politics : Rush Limbaugh has passed away (Message 2069156)
Posted 24 Feb 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Iowa’s Cedar Rapids Gazette reported in 1990 that Limbaugh’s “AIDS Update,” a recurring segment in which he made jokes about a disease that had killed more than 100,000 people in the United States the previous decade, started by playing songs such as “Back in the Saddle Again,” “Kiss Him Goodbye,” “I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” and “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places.”

The “Aids Update” segment was short-lived. According to The New York Times, it ended after a few weeks. Limbaugh would call the segment one of “most regretful things I’ve ever done” because it was “making fun of people who were dying long, painful and excruciating deaths.”


I do give him some leeway that he pulled the segment and then publicly regretted it, but I could not find a formal apology, and really...to have ever considering broadcasting such a thing? And I am sure that he only pulled the segment due to the volume of negative feedback he received.

So, he definitely could have been worse, but I still don't think he was a person deserving of respect simply by dying while famous.
17) Message boards : Politics : Don;t know where it should go? Stick it here 3 (Message 2067195)
Posted 29 Jan 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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This is my total lack of surprise at seeing two glaringly obvious spelling errors in that "contract".
Edit: Three.
18) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2066786)
Posted 25 Jan 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Fox News is small potatoes in the questionable news business these days... biased as heck, but at least what they report is true (albeit cherry-picked of course) or clearly marked as editorial/opinion. Where did their 40% of viewers go? To One America Network and NewsMax. These both started as internet-only "news" sites, and now have cable channels with tens of millions of viewers, and little to no factual integrity. For example, they both had official policies and openly presented as "news" the unfounded accusations that the 2020 elections were rigged, with millions of votes being transferred to Joe Biden via Dominion voting systems machines. (Dominion is now suing Rudy Guiliani for $1.3 billion for repeatedly making such claims.) OAN even employs a Russian reporter who is simultaneously employed by Sputnik, the Russian state-owned news propaganda mill.

(Please do check out NewsMax and OAN for confirmation, but I won't link to them.)

Meanwhile, Fox refused to present unfounded accusations as news by claiming that Donald Trump had been re-elected. Two of their commentators did so regarding election allegations editorially, so Fox brought in a consultant from Dominion to explain why this was a secure election. But as we know too well: no good deed goes unpunished, thus Fox News has lost a significant percentage of their viewership due to their eyebrow-raising integrity.

I've just gone to bat for Fox News... and now the weather. Below zero temperatures and freezing conditions continue to affect the Nine Hells area...
19) Message boards : Politics : The Joe Biden Thread - Part I (Message 2066186)
Posted 20 Jan 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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As Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has now been sworn in as the 46th POTUS, starting this discussion thread for anything related to him and his presidency.

Some guidelines from the Donald Thread also apply here:

    Don't point fingers at other posters
    Answer requests for fact with either the facts or links to the facts
    Fact check external sources in a reasonable manner
    Keep the size of pictures SMALL, and certainly with the larger dimension less than 1024
    Be very aware when "deep quoting" that when you get above three deep the message can become unreadable on some small-screen devices
    Remember posting is a privilege not a right, and that privilege may be withdrawn at any time
    All posts here are accessible to the public, so don't post anything you don't want to spill outside this community.

20) Message boards : Politics : The Donald Trump thread part VI - aka "Keep it clean" (Message 2066146)
Posted 20 Jan 2021 by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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re: "Keep it clean"



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