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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 07:17 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 5,297
Posted By Blue Mountain
Talk about a mixed message post that can't be...

Talk about a mixed message post that can't be understood on its face. How about explaining it. Or better yet, don't bother.

Regulated means just that, regulated. The specifics are not spelled out....
Forum: Computers and the Internet 22nd June 2022, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,853
Posted By Blue Mountain
Am havening problems

Am havening problems
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st June 2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,853
Posted By Blue Mountain
Could this be scripted using PowerShell?

Could this be scripted using PowerShell?
Forum: USA Politics 17th June 2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 18,422
Posted By Blue Mountain
Does anyone have any numbers for the increase or...

Does anyone have any numbers for the increase or decrease in government spending under Trump vs Biden? Trump inherited a roaring economy and likely spurred it on with his tax cuts. That went super...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 13th June 2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,853
Posted By Blue Mountain
Or, worse, they're halfway up the building and...

Or, worse, they're halfway up the building and waiting for a "down" elevator, but press the "up" call button in hopes it will bring the elevator to them faster. All that does is delay anyone going to...
Forum: USA Politics 11th June 2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 18,422
Posted By Blue Mountain
[Citation needed]

[Citation needed]
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 37,550
Posted By Blue Mountain
Please expand little-used initialisms the first...

Please expand little-used initialisms the first time you use them. It was annoying to have to search the web to figure out you meant Luhansk People's Republic and Donetsk People's Republic, instead...
Forum: USA Politics 6th June 2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 63,130
Posted By Blue Mountain
For sure! Those 1,033,591 deaths represent 0.311%...

For sure! Those 1,033,591 deaths represent 0.311% of the USA's 2021 population.

Had the US maintained the same rate as 1957-1958 Asian Flu pandemic (0.066%), they would have seen only 219,050...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 2nd June 2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,250
Posted By Blue Mountain
:D

:D
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st June 2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,250
Posted By Blue Mountain
NASA has a webb page with a countdown to the...

NASA has a webb page with a countdown to the first images. (https://webb.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/countdown.html) As of right now it says July 12, 2022.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st June 2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,803
Posted By Blue Mountain
Thanks. Those police officers are sadists!...

Thanks. Those police officers are sadists! Combined, the K-9 units in the are have cost the taxpayers almost $2 million in payouts from lawsuits: I-Team: Tampa Bay area taxpayers paying for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st June 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,803
Posted By Blue Mountain
That was one really useless link. I had to close...

That was one really useless link. I had to close one stupid video, one pop-up, and a banner that had nothing to do with what I wanted to read. So that's three clicks to get rid of unrelated content....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th May 2022, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,377
Posted By Blue Mountain
While the raw numbers are accurate, you're...

While the raw numbers are accurate, you're forgetting the USA is the third most populous country on Earth, after China and India. The proper way to do this is to look at the murder rate, which is...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th May 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,803
Posted By Blue Mountain
Is it a predictor, or are we confusing...

Is it a predictor, or are we confusing correlation and causation?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th May 2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,377
Posted By Blue Mountain
To be utterly crass for a moment, the USA has 45...

To be utterly crass for a moment, the USA has 45 million kids under the age of 12. 21 of them no longer here doesn't make that much of a difference.

That many kids will die in automobile accidents...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 22nd May 2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 25,897
Posted By Blue Mountain
Seeing as you didn't provide a link, I'm guessing...

Seeing as you didn't provide a link, I'm guessing that's your view. What is the evidence that convinced you?
Forum: Trials and Errors 22nd May 2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 110,731
Posted By Blue Mountain
Except for the minor detail that a man ended up...

Except for the minor detail that a man ended up dead!

Did read any of the previous 1,934 posts in this thread before jumping in with your opinion? If you haven't, I recommend you do to see if your...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd May 2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 215,211
Posted By Blue Mountain
https://twitter.com/archer_rs/status/1528251916995...

https://twitter.com/archer_rs/status/1528251916995764224?t=B8gZQOgNvUkgO-Xg6mfSjA&s=19[/QUOTE]


You also got the name of the charity wrong, which hampered my search for a source; it's RE:ACT, not...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th May 2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,270
Posted By Blue Mountain
I'm afraid this general comment is off-topic,...

I'm afraid this general comment is off-topic, but I'd like to respond to this post.

I really wish everyone had more empathy for their fellow human beings.

My belief is that most of the Russian...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 11th May 2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Blue Mountain
And they're back! This time it's for a parcel...

And they're back! This time it's for a parcel Canada Post wants to deliver. Very much same spiel, including a link to a PDF in the email, except this time it isn't encrypted. The correspondence is in...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 10th May 2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Blue Mountain
With more and more people reading email on...

With more and more people reading email on smartphones and tablets, I'm not sure even this option is available. However, on these devices I believe a long press on a link will pop up a dialogue...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 10th May 2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,853
Posted By Blue Mountain
Oh freddled gruntbuggly, / Thy micturations are...

Oh freddled gruntbuggly, / Thy micturations are to me
Forum: Computers and the Internet 10th May 2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,853
Posted By Blue Mountain
Sorry, must contain at least one upper case and...

Sorry, must contain at least one upper case and one lower case letter.

"MyPasswordIsMoreThan20CharactersLong!"
Sorry, breaking up the password on uppercase characters reveals common English...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 10th May 2022, 04:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Blue Mountain
Indeed. The distressing thing is most email...

Indeed. The distressing thing is most email clients out there actively hide critical information like this, so all one sees is the sender's name and not the email address.

Mind you, it's trivially...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th May 2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,966
Posted By Blue Mountain
Indiana is only two states removed from Alabama....

Indiana is only two states removed from Alabama. I wonder if it would have been better for them to make a clear run across the US to Washington or Oregon? I was going to suggest Montana because it's...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 9th May 2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Blue Mountain
This particular scam got a lot of BS information...

This particular scam got a lot of BS information from me because I was probing the system to see how it worked.
Forum: USA Politics 8th May 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 71,823
Posted By Blue Mountain
Therefore the law can be changed. I'm surprised...

Therefore the law can be changed. I'm surprised one or two of the more entrenched Republican states haven't tried this yet.
Forum: USA Politics 7th May 2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 71,823
Posted By Blue Mountain
Are the states bound by the Constitution to...

Are the states bound by the Constitution to choose their electors to the college by popular vote?
Forum: Computers and the Internet 7th May 2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Blue Mountain
It's an advantage I have running Linux and...

It's an advantage I have running Linux and possessing a thorough understanding of how the operating system works. If I'm really paranoid I can set up a virtual machine and work inside that. Even if...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 6th May 2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 929
Views: 59,250
Posted By Blue Mountain
This image: Webb Telescope Image Sharpness Check...

This image: Webb Telescope Image Sharpness Check (https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/wp-content/uploads/sites/326/2022/04/webb_img_sharpness.png) has images from all the sensors. It's fascinating that the...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 6th May 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Blue Mountain
A scam in seven stages

For some reason this is causing a re-direct when we view it in the mod only section so having to nuke the content. I have saved a plain text copy of the contents if you want it. Worked out the...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 3rd May 2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,853
Posted By Blue Mountain
I remember working with PS/2s back in the day....

I remember working with PS/2s back in the day. They were based on the 386. In the days before Plug and Play and auto-configuration in the cards' BIOS, each device came with a "reference diskette."...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd May 2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,561
Posted By Blue Mountain
FFS. [/QUOTE] Arthwollipot, I'm sure...

FFS.

[/QUOTE]

Arthwollipot, I'm sure you know the modern Christianity is incredibly diverse. For every example I can bring of Christians living a of quiet humility, prayer, community service,...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd May 2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,561
Posted By Blue Mountain
In my earlier comment I had quite forgotten about...

In my earlier comment I had quite forgotten about that style of Christianity, which likes to use the Bible as a cudgel with which to beat unbelievers. The Westboro Baptist Church falls into this...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd May 2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,527
Posted By Blue Mountain
How the hell do you know the victim could...

How the hell do you know the victim could "afford" to lose half a million? It could well have have been the majority of her assets—what she was planning to retire on in a few years. Now it's all...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 2nd May 2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,561
Posted By Blue Mountain
Darat, I think Arthwollipot's referring to the...

Darat, I think Arthwollipot's referring to the more recent streams of evangelical Protestant Christianity, the types that started with revivals going back to the 1800s. They are very different from...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd May 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,270
Posted By Blue Mountain
That's what I was thinking when I made the post...

That's what I was thinking when I made the post Arthwollipot replied to: the "missile" (that is, the launch vehicle) exploding when they started the engine, not the warhead. Both have to work for a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th April 2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,270
Posted By Blue Mountain
I think we would have noticed a missile or two...

I think we would have noticed a missile or two blowing up in their silos. :D

(Well, we'd probably not notice a failed launch of a short range missile, such as one from Russia into Ukraine.)
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 23rd April 2022, 12:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By Blue Mountain
A general follow-up: thanks to all who responded....

A general follow-up: thanks to all who responded. I learned a few things from you comments.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st April 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,853
Posted By Blue Mountain
And I'll bet every one of them is a scam:...

And I'll bet every one of them is a scam: Nigerian prince (yes, I've seen them on fax), shady construction companies, and services requesting corporate officer and banking information.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 20th April 2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 960
Posted By Blue Mountain
Did Sun Tzu say "Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across"?

With the war in Ukraine going badly for Russia, there's a quote that's been appearing lately: "Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across." It's attributed to Sun Tzu, whose only extant...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th April 2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,270
Posted By Blue Mountain
I've discovered a good way to learn new things in...

I've discovered a good way to learn new things in an area I'm not familiar with is to ask a stupid question and let the experts rip at it. Just pretend for the moment I'm imitating Donald Trump.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th April 2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,270
Posted By Blue Mountain
So much for my assumption that western military...

So much for my assumption that western military gear would be largely worthless, since it doesn't match up with Ukrainian training, ammunition, spare parts, etc.[/QUOTE]

I notice Captain Swoop's...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th April 2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,270
Posted By Blue Mountain
Has Mariupol fallen?

It appears Mariupol is now mostly Russian controlled, with the exception of the port itself:



Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, April 7...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 8th April 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,853
Posted By Blue Mountain
I like the idea of naming servers after illicit...

I like the idea of naming servers after illicit substances:

"Hey, do you where <vm> is?"
"Yeah, I moved it from cocaine to LSD."

"Where should we host this database?"
"We'll put it on...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 7th April 2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,709
Posted By Blue Mountain
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-609...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60993523[/QUOTE]

Based on the highlighted, my initial impression is an error in either the experiment or the interpretation of the results, similar...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 6th April 2022, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,853
Posted By Blue Mountain
"Koala" sounds like the name of a server. ...

"Koala" sounds like the name of a server.

Several years ago I was chatting with a friend who at the time was working for a local university. During the conversation he mentioned a server named...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 6th April 2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 63,853
Posted By Blue Mountain
An A0 sheet is a "page," right?

An A0 sheet is a "page," right?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th April 2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,608
Views: 124,270
Posted By Blue Mountain
What part of Russia has thermonuclear warheads...

What part of Russia has thermonuclear warheads mounted on intercontinental ballistic missiles do you not understand?

Given the sorry state of the rest of the army that we've seen during this war,...
Forum: USA Politics 1st April 2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 269,176
Posted By Blue Mountain
Did you forget to account for the exchange rate?...

Did you forget to account for the exchange rate? As of this writing, $NZ 1.00 = $US 0.693. I compute $NZ 2.70/litre = $US 7.082/US gallon. It's still a lot higher than Canada, though.
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