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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2014, 14:08 BobBob
 
Need to order a few items from Amazon.com. Will use your link. Thanks. Thumbsup  
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7. Re: Road Rage Nov 7, 2014, 12:46 BobBob
 
Everyone was too chicken and didn't confront the person? I seem to be the only (stupid) one willing to take the risk and confront a person that is playing music too loud, using a cell phone in a theater, smoking near by me or just generally being rude.

So far it has worked. The person will stop and typically apologizes. Though I wonder if I'll get shot someday for it. I can't control myself. I have to stop the bad behavior. Snobby
 
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49. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2014, 16:55 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 16:06:
The point is GG specifically and women's issues in general were not a big issue in this election. I listed five important issues to the electorate below in response to Bobbob. That wasn't among them. You're trying to imply a connection. I'm saying there isn't one (or at least the influence was minuscule), because those things are well down on most people's lists of issues.

Most likely you are 100% correct. I'll bet women issues will climb to the very top if Hillary runs in 2016.

BTW: Do you go to Balboa Park much? One of my favorite places in San Diego.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2014, 16:37 BobBob
 
Prez wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 08:14:
That's just it. Big business and big money are running the show in Congress, and that can easily lead to legislation and regulation unfriendly to small business, the middle class, and society at large. So many people prefer gridlock.

Again, you are summarizing what I'm currently thinking.
 
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35. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2014, 19:54 BobBob
 
Prez wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 19:47:
That's a good list, but I think the fear of people who prefer gridlock is generally that in trying to fix problems 1 through 4 they will actually make it worse. The ACA (Obamacare as everyone calls it) is a good example. For everything it fixes it makes something else worse or creates a new problem. As far as number 5, I think there is a general fear that the government will go overboard in mandating extreme measures that may end up having no effect on the speed at which the earth is warming so it will just be more draconian and expensive regulation that does nothing but hurt businesses and put the screws to the common man.

That's a perfect summary of how I am thinking at this moment. I'm always open minded so if someone can prove that government can truly fix things without causing more harm or introducing more problems, I'm willing to read/listen.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2014, 19:38 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 19:17:
BobBob wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 18:01:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 17:28:
The problem is that this country has some serious fucking issues it needs to address, and literally nothing will happen on anything for two years.

What are the issues that you expect the government to fix -- if it's not responsible for them in the first place?
Regardless of who is to blame, there are issues that need to be addressed. Do you seriously feel that everything is perfect right now and we don't need to change anything for the next two years?

1. Jobs and economy. We've fought back since the crash, but we're hardly in great shape.
2. Income inequality & poverty. The only way to truly improve our economy and reduce poverty is to reduce the gap between rich and poor which has grown wider than any time in the last 100 years.
3. Immigration. As a San Diegoan, does this seriously not affect you? You think it's fine the way it is?
4. Healthcare. No matter how you feel about it, do you feel it can't be improved at all in the next two years?
5. Global Warming. As a Californian suffering from GW exacerbated drought, I'd expect you to have an opinion here. Do you not want action to keep your precious beaches from disappearing?

I appreciate your concerns of what you think needs to be fixed and share them. But you haven't demonstrated how government will provide economical, efficient and sustainable solutions. Can you offer examples?

I don't live in San Diego. I live here.



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28. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2014, 18:01 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 17:28:
The problem is that this country has some serious fucking issues it needs to address, and literally nothing will happen on anything for two years.

What are the issues that you expect the government to fix -- if it's not responsible for them in the first place?

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22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2014, 15:16 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 15:05:
Yeah, if you thought gridlock was bad before, you ain't seen nothing. There will literally be nothing done for the next two years.

And the problem is...?

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14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2014, 13:59 BobBob
 
The best possible combination is when Congress is controlled by one party and the President belongs to another party. This combination of Republican vs. Democrat gridlock is exactly what the country needs. While the government runs slow as molasses before passing more restrictive and bureaucratic legislation, or executive actions, that ruin our daily lives, the economy thrives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTo42izSkUE

Meanwhile, here in the 33rd district, it's more business as usual:

http://tinyurl.com/33rdGeography

http://tinyurl.com/33rdTedLieuWins

It's good to see Prop 1 and 2 passed:

http://tinyurl.com/Prop1and2Pass

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News Comments > Red Faction Guerilla Open Beta Drops GFWL & DX10
18. Re: Red Faction Guerilla Open Beta Drops GFWL & DX10 Nov 4, 2014, 20:47 BobBob
 
Very cool. Loved the game! Thumbsup  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials - WoW at 7.4M
5. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials - WoW at 7.4M Nov 4, 2014, 19:08 BobBob
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 18:59:
BobBob wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 18:57:
How many hours does the average player spend playing an MMO?

http://tinyurl.com/sittingandhealth

Vs just sitting around on a smartphone, sitting at work, sitting and watching tv, sitting in a car, sitting at dinner, at a movie, at a sport event?

Vs walking, bicycling, surfing, skiing, hiking, etc.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials - WoW at 7.4M
2. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials - WoW at 7.4M Nov 4, 2014, 18:57 BobBob
 
How many hours does the average player spend playing an MMO?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2014, 10:57 BobBob
 
Voting here in California is pointless, especially if you are moderate or lean right.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 3, 2014, 17:40 BobBob
 
My vision --

There will be self driving 'vehicles' but not in the sense that we think now. The parts will be somewhat interchangeable and quickly put together upon order (think extremely quick and robotic Erector or Lego style sets). These parts will be tightly stored (able to lay into each other) in large underground facilities and will be sterilized, maintained, processed, and connected when a functional unit is required. One simply orders what he/she needs via an app, the vehicle is put together based on range, time needed, road condition, passenger count, cargo size/weight. For habitual commutes, a schedule will be developed, along with a car profile based on time and event. The vehicle arrives, picks the person up (including any passengers along the way) and the transportation begins. At the end of the designated trip (either home or to a one way destination) the vehicle will return to the nearest facility for cleaning, maintenance, storage, etc.

Most likely there be different services and brands -- whereas some will focus on utility and others luxury. Each with their own type of fees based on time and distance and/or features.

There will be mandates whereas such vehicles are required to communicate via a standard protocol to a transportation grid so that they not only communicate with each other but also for routing, reporting road conditions, emergencies and location tracking.

Social ramifications -- individuals will appreciate this -- particularly the generation that sees it as status quo. The current and possibly second generation will see a major upheaval on a socio-economic scale that may lead to catastrophic poverty if government institutions do not choose to implement ground-breaking re-education/social policies whereas if a technology be so disruptive as to cause a vast sweeping change of employment (usually for the worse) that a social welfare / re-education / and re-employment process must be provided (most likely a tax or surcharge) by those who wish to commercialize and exploit such new radical technologies -- be it manufacturer, service, etc. Otherwise, society will suffer the consequences of having millions of unemployed and possibly homeless transportation drivers of all types.

If the social ramifications have a policy that is worked out now, based on driverless vehicles, it will allow precedence for when the AI Singularity occurs -- which will change the entire social and economic structure in a sweeping and potentially catastrophic way if universal human needs are not made a priority.

I wonder if I made any sense at all here.

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News Comments > Prey 2 Cancelled
19. Re: Prey 2 Cancelled Oct 31, 2014, 14:16 BobBob
 
If I recall correctly, the original game rewarded you for failing and punished you for trying to survive for too long.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2014, 12:45 BobBob
 
I used to be allergic to chocolate (seriously). My father would always 'volunteer' to be the one that took me trick or treating. By the time we returned home all of the chocolate candies magically disappeared out of my bag. Hmm ...  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
26. Re: Tim Cook: Oct 30, 2014, 16:32 BobBob
 
Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (/&#712;tj&#650;&#601;r&#618;&#331;/ tewr-ing; 23 June 1912 7 June 1954) was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, pioneering computer scientist, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

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In January 1952, Turing, then 39, started a relationship with Arnold Murray, a 19-year-old unemployed man. Turing met Murray just before Christmas outside the Regal Cinema when walking down Manchester's Oxford Road and had invited him to lunch. On 23 January Turing's house was burgled. Murray told Turing that the burglar was an acquaintance of his, and Turing reported the crime to the police. During the investigation he acknowledged a sexual relationship with Murray. Homosexual acts were criminal offences in the United Kingdom at that time, and both men were charged with gross indecency under Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885. Initial committal proceedings for the trial occurred on 27 February, where Turing's solicitor "reserved his defence".

Later, convinced by the advice of his brother and other lawyers, Turing entered a plea of "guilty", in spite of the fact that he felt no remorse or guilt for having committed acts of homosexuality. The case, Regina v. Turing and Murray, was brought to trial on 31 March 1952, when Turing was convicted and given a choice between imprisonment and probation, which would be conditional on his agreement to undergo hormonal treatment designed to reduce libido. He accepted the option of treatment via injections of stilboestrol, a synthetic oestrogen; this treatment was continued for the course of one year. The treatment rendered Turing impotent and caused gynaecomastia, fulfilling in the literal sense, Turing's prediction that "no doubt I shall emerge from it all a different man, but quite who I've not found out". Murray was given a conditional discharge.

Turing's conviction led to the removal of his security clearance and barred him from continuing with his cryptographic consultancy for the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British signals intelligence agency that had evolved from GC&CS in 1946 (though he kept his academic job). He was denied entry into the United States after his conviction in 1952, but was free to visit other European countries, even though this was viewed by some as a security risk. At the time, there was acute public anxiety about homosexual entrapment of spies by Soviet agents, because of the recent exposure of the first two members of the Cambridge Five, Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, as KGB double agents. Turing was never accused of espionage but, in common with all who had worked at Bletchley Park, he was prevented by the Official Secrets Act from discussing his war work.

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News Comments > Star Citizen at $59M
34. Re: Star Citizen at $59M Oct 30, 2014, 00:43 BobBob
 
Just installed my old cd-rom of Freelancer and started replaying it a bit. One of the best sci-fi games ever created. It'll be interesting to see if Star Citizen can surpass it in quality, substance and scale.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 28, 2014, 16:01 BobBob
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 15:45:
BobBob wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 15:20:
harlock wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 06:04:
BobBob wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 02:07:
Lately, I've been reading a lot of 1930's and 40's science fiction --- checked out free from the library.

yeh but youre a senior citizen... people expect those kinds of things from you

I would consider that a compliment if it were true. I find most of the older generation to be hard working, humble, wise and ethical. This new generation has too many whiny, narcissistic, impatient and selfishly spoiled drama queens -- much of it thanks to the short attention span and immediate gratification of social media and skill-less virtual games that require little to no challenge.

Things the old generation gave us:
1) Student loans to cover skyrocketing college tuitions
2) Raided pensions and social security
3) The concept of leverage, and with it businesses that disappear by being excessively leveraged by PE firms
4) In the legal world, lengthier waits to be partner and the new concepts of non-partner track attorneys and non-equity partners
5) A drastic increase in CEO to worker pay
6) And, with it, a drastic increase in wealth inequality
7) Worldcom, Enron, and a large host of companies "restating" earnings
8) A doubling in federal debt share of GDP from 1965 to 2012


The legacy of the boomers is widely discussed, but at this point they're mostly considered to have been given a very successful, thriving country and taken as much out of it and put it into their own pockets as possible. So many articles and books speculating how the Boomers could go from hippies to scorching the Earth with their greed, leaving future generations to figure out how the hell to fix all the economic damage they wrought.

As mentioned:

This new generation has too many whiny, narcissistic, impatient and selfishly spoiled drama queens.

 
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