• fisharmor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:48 PM
    Interesting, I just found out that PCLinuxOS apparently doesn't do Debian packages. HB, if you've never done Linux before you should know that the only substantial difference between any Linux is the package management system. Red Hat and its derivatives use RPM packages. Debian and its derivatives use apt packages. Those are the two major flavors. (PCLinuxOS appears to be some sort of hybrid?) Ubuntu uses Debian style packages. I would go that route, because a lot of the most popular home-computing Linux builds do... so you get a lot of stuff available to any build that uses them. And once you get used to the package management, you can go shopping for a particular build that supports a different window manager... ...that is my primary beef with Ubuntu, they swallowed the modern UI Kool-Aid and shifted away from a lot of paradigms that have been in place for decades, and use a ton more system resources to do it. If you want something that does a straight Win95 style interface, it exists. If you want something completely off-the-wall, that exists too. Technically you can change the window manager at a whim, but it works out much better if the whole build was made for it.
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    12-12-2017, 08:50 PM
    One of my favorites (an "answer song" to Bowie's Space Oddity): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Hs2AQwDgA I don't know if it's true or not, but I once heard that Schilling did not speak English when this was recorded (it was originally recorded in German).
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    12-12-2017, 08:33 PM
    A "two-hit" wonder: Murray Head ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFw7K5-MV8I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnqj31VPNoE
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    12-12-2017, 08:27 PM
    Not a one-hit wonder. De Burgh also charted in the US with "Don't Pay the Ferryman" (and has several more hits in the UK): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kNwvIEQsg0
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    12-12-2017, 05:04 PM
    if Starwars was a foot race, you would have two NFL wide receivers, a hobby Marathon Runner, three cerebral palsy victims with polio legs, and the force awakens would be a 40 year old smoker who works in a cube. In other words clearly not the loser, but also clearly nothing to be proud of.
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    12-12-2017, 02:02 PM
    LOL yeah, exactly... the tracks are there but where's the train....
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    12-12-2017, 11:44 AM
    So this is I-66. As you can see, the problem is about 50% solved already, without special toll lanes. The problems right now are 1) The Metro is a fascist train system, instead of private 2) It ends at Vienna, which is about 1/3 of the distance it needs to be going out West (ETA Vienna wasn't even "out there" when I originally moved to the area in 1986) 3) The Metro wasn't designed to support general transit like the NYC subway system: it starts at well defined points and goes to other well defined points, and it's very difficult to get from one populated area to another. I can assure you, there is nobody running for office on that here.
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    12-12-2017, 11:39 AM
    LOL So in her case study a little boy gets a little sister with special needs, who demands a lot more attention, so the boy associates being a girl with the parent's attention... and still, we just skirt right on by the special needs kid, now 1 in 36 children in america, and focus instead on the gender identity kid who represents at best 7 out of every thousand.
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    12-12-2017, 11:29 AM
    So, yeah, if the government didn't own the roads, we'd have a new toll every mile.... There is quite a lot of IT work out here. And there are always people who fix leaky roofs, change oil, and troubleshoot HVAC systems. It's not quite a cesspool... but yeah, if they just ended the MIC the problem would dissipate within 2 years. In case anyone missed it, Danica Roem (D) has a penis. I had a thread on this after he won... he made his whole campaign about traffic in the area and actually won on that, not his mental illness.
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    12-11-2017, 10:20 PM
    People should know about what wacko-birds like this guy are saying. (How can 'Murrica defend against enemies and traitors if we don't know what they're thinking?) "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Official TruthTM by the U.S. Government." Or something like that ...
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    12-11-2017, 10:04 PM
    Did he actually point the gun out the window? Or was he merely seen through the window from outside while he was handling the gun inside the room? I was under the impression that it was the latter, though I may be wrong. If he was pointing it out a window, then it is not entirely unreasonable for an onlooker to have thought that he might also have been about to fire the gun. (Why else point a gun out a window?) This raises an interesting question: what if you were an open-carrying mundane (or a concealed-carrying mundane, for that matter) and you saw someone waving or pointing a gun out a window? What would you do? Yanking out your gun and popping off rounds at the guy might be an overreaction (or maybe not, depending on what else you think is going on), but nonchalant indifference doesn't seem appropriate, either. Whatever one might do in such a situation, the upshot is surely that it not wise to point guns out of windows ... (especially in publicly trafficed areas like hotels ...) (DISCLAIMER: As anyone familiar with my posting history will already know, none of this should be construed as an attempt to suggest that the actions of the cops were in any way justified or excusable - or indeed, that their actions were anything but those of rabidly deranged killers.)
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    12-11-2017, 01:55 PM
    Pentagon Audit - Just Another Cover-Up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2okYz9dDc4
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  • fisharmor's Avatar
    12-11-2017, 11:13 AM
    And I (and presumably Occam's too) are there saying the same thing we've been saying for years: Welcome to the fucking party already. Now take that last little half-step to where we are, recognize that Brailsford did his job exactly as defined, and that this has always been the case, and let's go push to have something meaningful done, like complete and immediate abolition of the constabulary.
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    12-11-2017, 11:07 AM
    For those of you who think likewise, here's a thought I had very recently, and it sounds like you have too, OB. These are two logically identical statements. 1) The problem with police is that they have military weaponry now. That's the reason why they are attacking people. 2) Individual citizens should not have military weaponry, because possessing that type of weapon makes one more likely to commit violence. If someone claims to be pro-2A and agrees with statement #1, he's not making any sense.
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    12-11-2017, 04:29 AM
    This translates into at least a 10% probability that TheTexan was blackout drunk last night ...
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    12-10-2017, 03:05 PM
    I'm reminded of an old saying: "You find what you look for" ... There will be regular full-scale audits, you say? FTA (emphasis added): http://thehill.com/policy/defense/364001-pentagon-starting-first-ever-financial-audit *sniff*sniff* What's that smell ... ? ... ahhh, yes, I think I recognize it now ...
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    12-10-2017, 02:46 PM
    100% of the world's T206 Honus Wagner baseball cards are held by just a couple of hundred people. Why should this make us think that the rise in the price of Honus Wagner cards is not the market at work? :confused: Originally sold for pennies (along with a pack of cigarettes), most Honus Wagner cards are now valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. One of the cards - known as the "Jumbo Wagner" - has sold for over three million dollars. Note also that the value of a Honus Wagner card "isn’t based on any underlying asset, but rather largely on human sentiment" - and that the prices of the cards are often the product of "collusion" between the holders of the cards and large institutions (such as Christie's or Sotheby's), who together set a minimum "reserve" price.
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    12-10-2017, 01:46 PM
    If a cancerous tumor could speak, it would probably try to tell you that it is healthy tissue. Oh, wait. It just did ...
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    12-09-2017, 06:31 PM
    No. I would rather use your post and Influenza's as illustrations of why it is pointless even to bother ... quod erat demonstrandum The only thing lacking at this point is an anarchist chiming in to the effect that Swordsmyth, rev3 & Influenza are vile moral defectives. At that point, the Platonic form of anarchist vs. minarchist "debate" at RPFs will have been fully immanentized.
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    12-09-2017, 05:36 PM
    This is why I no longer substantively participate in threads directed at anarchists by minarchists (and vice versa). They typically devolve into mutual recriminations of intellectual backruptcy, moral deficiency, etc. With only the second post, this one is already on its way down that well-trodden path ...
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    12-09-2017, 04:55 PM
    It is true. It isn't about whether cops had guns "back then" or not. It's about the fact that, ever since the inception of "modern" police forces in the 19th century, cops have been the specially privileged enforcers of the state's statutory malum prohibitum rules (and only incidentally the apprehenders of malum in se offenders such as Bonnie & Clyde). That is what they do. That is what they are for. That is why they exist. Human nature has not changed. "The job" has just as powerful an attraction to the same kinds of people today as it did "back then" - sociopaths, sadists and others who get off on aggressively exercising authority over others with little or no accountability for their actions. Things like "nickel rides" or murderous "jailhouse" neglect and abuse (or the "code of silence" among "brothers in blue" that routinely attends the lack of exposure of such brutalities) are not of recent vintage - and it does not take guns to do what was done to people like Kelly Thomas or Eric Garner, either now or "back then." What is relatively new is the paramilitarization of police. But this did not create any of the aforementioned problems or the almost total lack of accountability for them. Those problems already existed, from the very start. (It is in the essential nature of the beast.) The paramilitarization of police has only served to exacerbate them, while the ubiquity of video (and the ease of disseminating video via the Internet) has made them much more difficult for the authorities (and their lapdogs in the media) to excuse or conceal. (The italicized bits here are the point of my original post.)
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    12-09-2017, 04:00 PM
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to RJB again. :(
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    12-08-2017, 11:20 PM
    And if it weren't for the ease of disseminating recorded video via the Internet, you probably still wouldn't think so. fisharmor is right. This ain't nothing new: The only difference now is that the Little Dutch Boys (public officials & police, their compliant mouthpieces in the media, etc.) can no longer keep all the holes plugged up and the evidence for how things really are (and really always have been) is finally getting out from behind the dykes they've constructed to keep the true state of affairs concealed ...
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    12-08-2017, 10:57 PM
    Jesus H. Christ. When I was composing my reply to Zippy (post #40), I thought about including some song lyrics or something in which "red" and "white" and "yellow" and "black" were used in an innocuous context to promote the idea of our commonly humanity. I figured there had be something like that out there somewhere (especially from the '60s or '70s). So I did a Google search on "song lyrics red yellow black white," like so: https://www.google.com/search?q=song+lyrics+red+yellow+black+white Guess what the top result was? For the sake of brevity and concision, though, I decided to just let my point stand "as is" without extraneous references to any songs or what-have-you.
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    12-08-2017, 09:30 PM
    I am sure that some do (especially among those who are homeless by choice - and there are such people). And my point is that even if they don't, the government makes it inordinately more difficult than it already would have been for them (and any other poor people) to acquire real property, either through their own efforts or via charitable or privately subsidized endeavors. Some would and some would not. So what? What has that got to do with anything? "They" are not monolithically homogenous. And presumably, those sources of charity and other private subsidies which provide such property would also have an interest in providing assistance in this regard, if necessary. It would also be more likely to result in better maintenance than is evident in such tragic commons as public housing projects. (It certainly couldn't get much worse.) And for those who are chronically unable or unwilling to own or maintain such property, there is always the already well-known avenue of shelters, food banks, etc. (which government also manages to diligently obstruct and retard).
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    12-08-2017, 08:36 PM
    :confused::confused::confused: I didn't say anything at all about the comparison being valid or invalid. I merely congratulated thebeaverton.com for a successful attempt at trolling ... (this thread is proof of that ...)
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    12-08-2017, 08:33 PM
    Why, why, why, why, FUCKING WHY? Why do people on this site still act like this is not EXACTLY THE POINT OF HAVING COPS? Come on guys, you've all seen the same cases as everyone else. You've all had five times as long as the rest of us to figure this out. THIS IS NOT A TRAINING ISSUE. COPS HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS. THIS IS A FUNDAMENTAL FEATURE OF POLICE WORK. Take your heads out of the sand.
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