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/dev/random / Re: Super Quick Glenn Beck Clip
« on: August 03, 2009, 06:07:54 PM »
I believe the whole point of calling them Tea Parties is that the elected representatitives DON'T represent the voters. The have become tools of the lobbies and special interests, taking money in exchange for votes on special interest bills and pork and using all of that to gain re-election by outspending the opponents who come up against them. The whole point is the power of the incumbency. Just take a look at Ted Kennedy for an example of big money and incumbancy maintaining a position of power when he should have been voted out long ago.

The point of the right to protest for "redress of grievances" is exemplified in the tea parties. The bailout of the big banks is a perfect example of gib government pandering to the needs of big business at the expense of the American taxpayer. The senators make big lobby money, the congressmen make big lobby money and they all enjoy pork and the big banks pay big bonuses after failing miserably to maintain good judgement in their finances. This is what the protests are all about.

Trouble Shooting / Re: Screwy Internet
« on: August 03, 2009, 05:56:18 PM »
This is a wired PC? Doing a complete system reinstall would seem to rule out a malware infection unless you didn't wipe the hard drive with the OS installation and merely did a repair. I'd do a complete Spybot S&D scans and Adaware scans on the machine followed by an Anti-virus scan to be sure it's not infected with something.

It's quite possible the network card is bad or you have a broken or intermittent patch cable to the router.

If the computer has wireless and hard wire network capability, make sure you are using only one of them.

/dev/random / Re: Super Quick Glenn Beck Clip
« on: August 02, 2009, 11:50:23 AM »
My gut feel is that Obama is not a racist. He has appointed many whites to senior positions in his cabinet (including enemy Hilary) and doesn't appear to be overtly biased to blacks or minorities. However he is a somewhat naiive liberal (socialist?), who thinks he can correct every injustice in the world. He clearly has no experience in the real world of political realities, or world threats. He seems to choose to be submissive in tough situations where leadership and strength are required. Or using silly "beer" sessions to teach us little people, how to get along with each other.

Just another glib over-achiever. But we all knew that when we voted for him....didn't we?

But I didn't vote for him.

As for Hillary: she's in there because BO cut the deal that she would concede the nomination at the convention for a cabinet position. Hell yes, BO is pragmatic when he wants to be or when he as advisors to tell him what to do but he's lost when he's on his own, that much is clear. He's still a kid junior senator when it comes to the big leagues.

/dev/random / Re: im drunk
« on: August 02, 2009, 11:44:46 AM »
Gonna crack open a case here soon and relax, Qwazy ill drink one for you too  :rockon:

Thanks, I'm sippin' a Heineken and watching the tube myself. Raining outside, no fun in the hotel pool. Normally has a few chicks in it for scenery.

/dev/random / Re: Why stay sober when you're me?
« on: August 02, 2009, 11:35:09 AM »

...I have to say when you whitness [sic] someone buy all their food with foodstamps ...
...and people like Qwazy try to tell me what I do in my spare time is bad??

Where did I say that?

--I work in construction now and still dealing with the same bullshit, over worried customers, etc so when I get home I do as I like, I don't get fucked up at work or before, just after..and if I do so and you think less of me for it then you can pretty much suck a flock of cocks.

Did I use your name or address you specifically? Where did I make any judgement about it? I said there are consequences for it imposed by your employer.  (Unless you have one that doesn't care.) I also said the employer will impose those consequences, I never said anything about my judgement on it but I have seen it all in action at the places I have been and I have seen people lose their jobs. I bear witness to the facts.

As for the consequences, the employer will impose them according to the pressure placed on him by his insurance carrier or his shareholders, since an employer can be sued for sustaining preventable losses due to drug use in his workplace or lose his insurance and his ability to do business. Nevermind the legality of the drug or the competence of the individual, an employer is liable for the actions of his workers and they will not expose themselves to liability if they don't have to. In the current work environment a hung-over or buzzed employee is a liability and there are plenty of others out there who are willing to take his place.

You are the judge of your own condition and needs, if that's what you want then have at it.

Religion, and the Changing Moral Zeitgeist / Re: Ye Religion Thread
« on: August 02, 2009, 05:57:05 AM »
Your hatred of Christianity has been duly noted.

He quoted the Old Testament, the hatred would be for the god of the jews. :)

The Christian god would be a loving god. To see examples of his love and divine plan, one must read Revelation and know that a generation of turmoil, plague, pestilence, disease, death and war must be visited upon humanity before his divine glory can be achieved.

/dev/random / Re: Super Quick Glenn Beck Clip
« on: August 02, 2009, 05:51:18 AM »
I think you mean "deep seated".

Obama is a racist. All you have to do is read his book to know that he resents white people, including his grand mother and her prejudices. I am sure she learned something but it's clear it affected BO's outlook.

Obama is guilty of prejudice against the cops without knowing the facts of the case and without knowing the actions and speech of his racist friend, Gates, who thinks "whitey" sits in judgement of him and who couldn't control himself enough to keep from getting hooked up and hauled to jail. I just loved that open-mouthed picture of him in cuffs.

It does not make me happy that Obama thinks cops are inclined to do the wrong thing. Remember, this dude sits in the highest office of the land and he has sworn an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

/dev/random / Re: Why stay sober when you're me?
« on: August 02, 2009, 05:42:01 AM »
I don't think I was being too harsh. I was being deliberately sarcastic with a bit of irony. I have had a nice job since 24 and have never been unemployed even through many layoffs and mergers and uncountable corporate presidents who were going to do great things, etc. but merely made pronouncements from their lofty offices and bailed out with their golden parachutes at the first opportunity. It took me 24 years to pay off a mortgage on a single income and I am truly debt free with a free and clear home and I know mortgages today are not like the fixed one I had. I don't know how anyone on only 55k income can pay off any sizable mortgage in a few years. Many people are just a few payments away from foreclosure. A 55k income these days wouldn't even be able to get financing in the area I live.

At 26-27 and nearly married it's time to grow up and be a man. Being a man means you can achieve and be happy without daily use of drugs or booze. Life is not a frat party. Yes, it's nice to pop a beer and vegetate in front of the TV at the end of the day but there is a difference between doing that and needing to do that and the line can be crossed before you realize it. If a certain level of achievement makes you content then that's fine too, but don't expect more when you are functionally impaired. The "I'm unique, I can handle this shit." mentality is characteristic of addict behavior.

As for using MJ or any of the other "controlled" substances, that's your business, but realize that all it will take is one accident at work and a failed piss test to alter your job status and career plans for a long time. They may not be able to fire you on the first instance but it puts you on the watch list and takes you off the promotion list. A second incident after rehab might land you in the unemployment lines and then you become a public problem. I've seen it happen to a few people. Many companies have a zero-tolerance policy. If you are high at work and an accident occurs where you are involved the company will terminate you. They have two justifications: 1. You are a hazard to yourself and others. 2. You cost the company money and they can be sued if they don't act to stop you. They don't have to send you to rehab.

My job takes me around the country and I have seen careers dead-end because of irresponsible attitudes or the "I can handle it" attitude. But I work in the manufacturing sector, a declining form of business in this country. The rules are obviously different in places like the banking sector where you can nearly bankrupt a company, get millions of people into financial trouble, cause a cascade of foreclosures and unemployment and still collect a 50% bonus for all the fine work you did.

Just a perspective from one who was 25 a long time ago and is too young to retire and too old to matter. :) If I had enough money in the bank I'd resign and never pay income taxes again, I'd sit in front of the big screen and pop beers, watch TV and putter in the yard and on the computer all day. Maybe get some diving in. The rest of the time I'd grumble about the young pups that ain't got no respect and no sense of responsibility.

/dev/random / Re: Why stay sober when you're me?
« on: August 01, 2009, 09:30:23 PM »
Absolutely. Glad you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

/dev/random / Re: Why stay sober when you're me?
« on: August 01, 2009, 04:26:58 AM »
So how do I, a person who regularly drinks, smokes marijuana, eats mushrooms, occasionally does the oh so popular stimulants, succeed? How do I rise to the top? How do I 'abuse' drugs and alcohol, complete college with a 3.8 gpa, land a 55k+ job at 24, find a potential new job paying even MORE, home owner at 26, debt free, etc...etc... how do I go on and succeed while others doing the same shit as me, drag behind and fall. I've never once had help from family, everything I've done in life I've done on my own, everything I've done, I've done while taking drugs and alcohol. Am I going to die young? Most likely... but shit, I did alright.

Not sure how much you paid for your home but if you have a mortgage on that home you are not "debt free". At 55k a year you will be lucky to survive in this economy. 55k is not the top unless it's the top dishwasher at Branson. Congratulations at being in the middle of middle-class America.

I wonder what happened in your childhood that you feel you had no support from your family and feel the need now to self-medicate every evening in order to reflect and cope with your daily life and why you feel the need to enter a co-dependent relationship with your "depressed", ADD fiance. It's possible she's been mis-diagnosed since depression can be a rather temporary condition and a neurosis rather than a permanent label. There are lots of psychologists who are quick at applying labels and prescribing medications. Depression is treatable.

As for the assertion that you're different and can handle drugs and alcohol: Call back in 5 years and let us know how your disease is progressing. If you're treating the people in your life and workplace the way you are ranting here I estimate you will be jobless and homeless in about that time. BTW, use birth control, I would hate to have to pay more taxes to support your kids who will be unwanted and unloved in the "debt-free" home you have created. You will probably be carrying a cardboard sign on the offramp by the time you are 35 looking like 55. The world is full of people who claim to be different and claim to be able to use mind altering drugs on a daily basis; they are called addicts.

Religion, and the Changing Moral Zeitgeist / Re: Ye Religion Thread
« on: July 28, 2009, 07:25:03 PM »
Quote from: whirling
You'd think that, but the fabrication of a conditional afterlife based on your life actions and beliefs covers that base.

yes, life is a test from god

To which, being omnicient, he already knows the answer. So why bother with the test at all?
If he doesn't know the answer then he cannot be omnicient. Which is it?

Religion, and the Changing Moral Zeitgeist / Re: Ye Religion Thread
« on: July 27, 2009, 05:14:04 PM »
Einstein's distinction was more subtle than atheism vs. theism. The concept of a "personal god" is the distinction between an active God, manifest in the affairs of Man versus a creator who has done the work and now sits as a disinterested observer of the work as it evolves. His assertion that "if that makes me an atheist" was a concession to those who would put him in a box.

For an expression of what a impersonal God might be like, see Mark Twain's "Letters from the Earth".

"Very well, then, let us proceed. We have witnessed a wonderful thing; as to that, we are necessarily agreed. As to the value of it -- if it has any -- that is a matter which does not personally concern us. We can have as many opinions about it as we like, and that is our limit. We have no vote. I think Space was well enough, just as it was, and useful, too. Cold and dark -- a restful place, now and then, after a season of the overdelicate climate and trying splendors of heaven. But these are details of no considerable moment; the new feature, the immense feature, is -- what, gentlemen?"

"The invention and introduction of automatic, unsupervised, self-regulating law for the government of those myriads of whirling and racing suns and worlds!"

"That is it!" said Satan. "You perceive that it is a stupendous idea. Nothing approaching it has been evolved from the Master Intellect before. Law -- Automatic Law -- exact and unvarying Law -- requiring no watching, no correcting, no readjusting while the eternities endure! He said those countless vast bodies would plunge through the wastes of Space ages and ages, at unimaginable speed, around stupendous orbits, yet never collide, and never lengthen nor shorten their orbital periods by so much as the hundredth part of a second in two thousand years! That is the new miracle, and the greatest of all -- Automatic Law! And He gave it a name -- the LAW OF NATURE -- and said Natural Law is the LAW OF GOD -- interchangeable names for one and the same thing."

Einstein's view was that the universe and the laws of nature were for man to discover and understand and that such understanding was key to beholding the wonder of creation. Understanding, in Einstein's view, was verifiable and quantified in the rules of mathematics. He didn't need a divine interventionist god or miraculous explanations the way creation "science" needs them.

Tech Junkie Lounge / Re: USB Charging
« on: July 27, 2009, 02:36:24 PM »
Reading more closely, I see it's 150mAH, not 150mA charging current. You'll need to know how much they demand from the USB power before you can know how many you can charge at once. Not sure about your application but it seems to me they would be more likely to be used in rotation so you won't actually be charging all of them at once anyway. I'd be looking into available wall-wart chargers like Blackberry and Motorola supply with their devices.

Tech Junkie Lounge / Re: USB Charging
« on: July 27, 2009, 09:49:38 AM »
0.150 A x 20 devices is 3.0 Amps, USB only supports 0.75 Amps per port. A 7 port, self-powered hub probably doesn't need a mobo connected to it just to charge devices. I believe the hubs are smart enough to do the power regulation themselves. USB devices are required to power up in low-power mode and negotiate for more current once they have established communication with the hub/node. A 0.15 amp device doesn't need to negotiate up. Three 7-port hubs with their own power adapters would be sufficient. (USB-charged phones use simple wall-wart adapters for their rechargers.)

Quake / Re: Modified Player file
« on: July 24, 2009, 02:37:57 PM »
The kick policy is server operator choice.

The flagging of files means your files don't match the MD5 hashes for files of the same name as based on the lists maintained as legal on the server you are playing on. If you never use the model and you don't care to view it yourself if anyone else on the server uses it, simply delete the model (or move it out of the Q2 tree) and you will be "clean" again.

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