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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2015, 12:27 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 12:25:
Well it's supposed to hit 15 today and 10 tomorrow, but the next week is back into well below seasonal - below by 10 degrees on average, sigh - then the week after that looks like it's supposed to start getting back into the norms. Fingers effing crossed.

Celsius or Fahrenheit? (22 C today and 26 C tomorrow - here).

I wonder if my neighbors will stop washing their cars outside. I wonder if the water restrictions will really be enforced.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2015, 10:55 BobBob
 
Verno wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 10:29:
You want a prediction about the weather, you're asking the wrong Phil. I'll give you a winter prediction: it's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.

It was on TV last night

Well .. Oh, I promised not to anymore.

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2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2015, 10:44 BobBob
 
I've had it! I'm tired of being thirsty all of the time because of this damned drought. Hell, I can't even hand wash my car without fear of being issued a ticket. The beach is getting boring. The constant sunshine is making me go insane. The endless sound of chopping ocean waves is destroying my concentration. Worst of all, it's always full of annoying tourists!

You know, I really miss the four seasons - especially, winter. Viewing through a window all day, the beautiful white snow and all the peace and serenity outside, watching life slow down, while getting cozy near a fireplace. I also miss having a basement, where I can setup a home theater and watch TV shows and movies all day and night at my own leisure.

Summer is coming soon. Nothing compares to a boiling-hot and humid day as my shirt fills up with sweat just sitting on a chair. I can cool off by drinking refreshing ice cold lemon-aid on the porch. I think I'll start taking harmonica lessons. I can also keep myself busy swatting insects as I read the daily gazette for barbecue recipes - right next to the small-town gossip section.

So I decided, today, I'm going to pack up, sell my house and move eastward! I look forward to skiing and snow shoveling as a new form of exercise. And, finally, I can catch up on watching the past decade of all those movies I missed by - regretfully - wasting so much time working and playing outside.

Can anyone recommend a good home gym for a basement?

See you all there!

 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2015, 12:21 BobBob
 
To Bob's point, access to mental health treatment is huge not just for the homeless (the vast majority of whom are mentally ill) but for everyone. Even on my excellent corporate healthcare plan, mental health is only covered 50% while everything else is 90%. We need to make it more affordable and accessible. Most of the recent mass shooters have had untreated mental health issues.

Even if it's affordable they can refuse treatment and wreak havoc on society. Under what circumstances should we force treatment upon a person to avoid a tragedy? Is the right of an individual to refuse treatment more important than the potential (possibly lethal) risk to public safety?

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18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 22:28 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 21:55:
As much as I hate the term, it is a "slippery slope" problem. People certainly threaten violence without any intention of ever carrying it out. And I don't have much confidence in psychiatry, it is one step above voodoo as far as I am concerned, about equal with economics.

Even if you made some specific exception in the law for commercial pilots -- it would just keep the pilots from ever seeking help. So, a problem that might be easily treatable goes untreated. I'm not sure there is a reasonable, valid solution.

As for the pilot situation, if the cockpit becomes insecure, air traffic control should have an option to take over the plane's flight control (via multiple yet quick authorizations - for checks and balances) and operate it like a drone to safety -- even if merely to lockout controls and trigger the computer to go to the nearest airport or return from where it came. Why isn't that being done?

As to mental illness, if treatment were forced we might see a lower amount of homelessness. Since it's an option, a lot of 'crazies' are unwilling to go under any sort of treatment -- society suffers,
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 21:32 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 21:05:
Yeesh, about that suicidal pilot:

Lubitz also appears to have kept from his employer that he suffered from a psychiatric disorder and was being treated “by several neurologists and psychiatrists,” according to a Bloomberg source.

Maybe there are some cases where medical records shouldn't be strictly between a patient and doctor?

Indeed, how many mass killings or other heinous crimes could have been prevented if an individual's mental disorder wasn't shrouded in secrecy? It's as if though privacy is more important than public safety. The policy needs to be changed. There should be mandatory treatment (including possible lock-up) if the person poses any threat to him/herself or to others. Any threat, be it verbal or inferred (whether directly witnessed or read about - say, in social media) should be taken seriously and acted upon immediately.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 15:13 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 15:09:
1badmf wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 14:51:
BobBob wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 14:23:
So I'm riding on the South Bay Bicycle Path - a part of my 20 to 30 mile daily bike ride -- and I suddenly notice the sand is full people with very pale skin (no tan). It can only mean one tragic thing ... Spring Break! Damn it, that means a lot people will be ignoring the signs and walking on the bike path!

oh a san diegan ey? i knew there was something unseemly about you, damn southern yokels haha.

I think Bobbob lives in Palos Verdes actually.

Correct! Thumbsup
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 14:23 BobBob
 
So I'm riding on the South Bay Bicycle Path - a part of my 20 to 30 mile daily bike ride -- and I suddenly notice the sand is full people with very pale skin (no tan). It can only mean one tragic thing ... Spring Break! Damn it, that means a lot people will be ignoring the signs and walking on the bike path!  
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 14:55 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 12:32:
BobBob wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 11:57:
How do you guys find the time to watch TV shows? I seem to barely have enough time to eat and sleep.

That's cause you hang out at the beach all day, Bob. We in the winter territories are stuck inside for a couple of months a year. Speaking of which, it's actually snowing atm. Effing sigh.


Where do you live? I assumed Canada but which province and/or city?
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 14:24 BobBob
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 13:59:
Yup, everyone out here gets a third-car garage expansion and fills that with junk, instead!

Yes, that's really annoying. I occasionally see a neighbor with a garage door open - it often looks like the person is hoarding. I have a personal garage policy: If two cars can't fit in it, there is too much stuff. I only have one car and a couple of bicycles. I really dislike storing stuff just for the sake of storing it - as if anything will retain a value for that long. If it's not a tool or an important supply material, it goes to Goodwill or trash.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 12:54 BobBob
 
Verno wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 12:47:
I usually watch TV while working out, I have weights and cardio stuff in the basement. Combine laziness with fitness for the ultimate combo Bob

Ah, ha. You have me there. I don't have basement. They aren't too common here -- though I'm not exactly sure why that is.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 11:57 BobBob
 
How do you guys find the time to watch TV shows? I seem to barely have enough time to eat and sleep.  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2015, 11:43 BobBob
 
I have a two full sets of bicycle clothing for rainy weather. I cycled a lot in the UK as part of a commute and for exercise. It seemed to rain on and off there on a daily basis. Good memories.  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2015, 13:18 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 11:58:
California's about to run out of water.

Man, that's some scary shit. I'm sure people will have drinking water, but the lack of water for farming could decimate Cali agriculture. Cali is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, and produces things not grown anywhere else, like almonds. You let those trees die, and no almonds for 30 years.

They need to gather together the resident billionaire techies from the entire state, form a think-tank, and develop a highly efficient and economical desalination process -- be it large plants or some other methods (even if it means piping salt water into homes and processing it via mini stations with solar -- like we do with water heaters now). Salt water can be used for non-drinking uses - especially toilets. It's absolutely ridiculous that we are concerned about lack of drinking water while sitting next to the largest body of water on the planet.

It could solve 3 issues in one (perhaps a bit of science fiction here):

1) Lack of available drinking water
2) Rising tide levels
3) Lack of salt for snowy regions (roads, etc.)
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 20, 2015, 11:07 BobBob
 
I've been reading articles on the difference between meteorological and astronomical seasons. The end result is that my brain hurts.  
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1. Re: etc., etc. Mar 19, 2015, 19:57 BobBob
 
The ship has a strange leaping motion -- is it the video or the gameplay?  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2015, 14:49 BobBob
 
I am part Irish but aren't most Americans?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
29. Re: Into the Black Mar 17, 2015, 14:03 BobBob
 
http://www.wikihow.com/Count-How-Many-Fingers-You-Have

Through marvelous feats of extrapolation and quite a bit of irrelevance, I've drawn the conclusion that people who count a thumb as a finger will prefer Celsius. Those who don't like to count the thumb will want to use Fahrenheit. And there we have it ...
 
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20. Re: Into the Black Mar 17, 2015, 10:18 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 21:48:
Oh for god sake, America! You're the last and only friggin country on the planet that doesn't use the metric system. It's really not that hard. Get with the program already! At this point you're like that weird, smelly new kid at school who has to eat alone in the cafeteria.

The first two nodes of what would become the ARPANET were interconnected between Leonard Kleinrock's Network Measurement Center at the UCLA's School of Engineering and Applied Science and Douglas Engelbart's NLS system at SRI International (SRI) in Menlo Park, California, on 29 October 1969. The third site on the ARPANET was the Culler-Fried Interactive Mathematics center at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the fourth was the University of Utah Graphics Department. In an early sign of future growth, there were already fifteen sites connected to the young ARPANET by the end of 1971. These early years were documented in the 1972 film Computer Networks: The Heralds of Resource Sharing.

Early international collaborations on the ARPANET were rare. European developers were concerned with developing the X.25 networks. Notable exceptions were the Norwegian Seismic Array (NORSAR) in June 1973, followed in 1973 by Sweden with satellite links to the Tanum Earth Station and Peter T. Kirstein's research group in the UK, initially at the Institute of Computer Science, University of London and later at University College London.

In December 1974, RFC 675 – Specification of Internet Transmission Control Program, by Vinton Cerf, Yogen Dalal, and Carl Sunshine, used the term internet as a shorthand for internetworking and later RFCs repeat this use. Access to the ARPANET was expanded in 1981 when the National Science Foundation (NSF) developed the Computer Science Network (CSNET). In 1982, the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) was standardized and the concept of a world-wide network of fully interconnected TCP/IP networks called the Internet was introduced.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet#History

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27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2015, 21:42 BobBob
 
Is this thing on? Blame Verno and Creston.

Somewhat relevant entry to this thread is Dust.

I know I'm very amateur.

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