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Ron
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Warhawk
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To prevent further misconception, the nick comes from the 85-ton assault mech that was a personal favorite in the MechWarrior game. But, then again, you probably don't care. But maybe you do....
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Re: No subject
Feb 13, 2008, 16:37
7.
Re: No subject Feb 13, 2008, 16:37
Feb 13, 2008, 16:37
 
Where the hell is everyone?
The internet down across the Midwest and South or something?

I don't know, is there a ship dragging its anchor up and down the Mighty Miss?

Working my ass off because we do not have any staff level employees for the last couple weeks - hopefully we will hire one or two soon to help with everything....


This comment was edited on Feb 13, 16:37.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
7.
 
Re: No subject
Feb 13, 2008, 10:49
7.
Re: No subject Feb 13, 2008, 10:49
Feb 13, 2008, 10:49
 
Isn't roadrunner just a fucking hoot?

???

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
4.
 
Re: No subject
Feb 13, 2008, 01:32
4.
Re: No subject Feb 13, 2008, 01:32
Feb 13, 2008, 01:32
 
I got a little good news - my internet provider upgraded my antenna for free and I now connect about 3x faster than I used to!

I have a fixed wireless connection:

http://www.softcom.net/wbbfixed.php

I just tried an internet speedtest from:

http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

and my results:

Last Result:
Download Speed: 3351 kbps (418.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 1454 kbps (181.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

That's about 3 times faster than before, and I didn't have to pay a thing!

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
30.
 
Re: No subject
Feb 11, 2008, 17:05
30.
Re: No subject Feb 11, 2008, 17:05
Feb 11, 2008, 17:05
 
Yeah, it's a nice mid-60's here in the Sacramento area all week.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
15.
 
Re: No subject
Feb 11, 2008, 13:12
15.
Re: No subject Feb 11, 2008, 13:12
Feb 11, 2008, 13:12
 
Here's an interesting website:

http://www.globalincidentmap.com/home.php

A map with "Terrorism Events and Other Suspicious Activity" logged and plotted on a worldwide map.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
19.
 
Re: No subject
Feb 10, 2008, 10:24
19.
Re: No subject Feb 10, 2008, 10:24
Feb 10, 2008, 10:24
 
On a short trip to the store, I bought some minor baby items we still needed. I bought a baby monitor, two baby changing pads, 3 pad covers, and some diaper ointment.

You have a diaper that has a rash????

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
8.
 
Re: No subject
Feb 9, 2008, 19:58
8.
Re: No subject Feb 9, 2008, 19:58
Feb 9, 2008, 19:58
 
Bought a Jeep

Awesome, what did you get?

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
9.
 
Re: Global Cooling on the way!
Feb 9, 2008, 15:57
9.
Re: Global Cooling on the way! Feb 9, 2008, 15:57
Feb 9, 2008, 15:57
 
it's hard to fucking snowboard thru global warming tho now isnt it?!?

Is the globe still warming if the temps are down slightly since 1998?


Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
6.
 
Global Cooling on the way!
Feb 9, 2008, 15:16
6.
Global Cooling on the way! Feb 9, 2008, 15:16
Feb 9, 2008, 15:16
 
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=10630

Dr. Kenneth Tapping is worried about the sun. Solar activity comes in regular cycles, but the latest one is refusing to start. Sunspots have all but vanished, and activity is suspiciously quiet. The last time this happened was 400 years ago -- and it signaled a solar event known as a "Maunder Minimum," along with the start of what we now call the "Little Ice Age."

Tapping, a solar researcher and project director for Canada's National Research Council, says it may be happening again. Overseeing a giant radio telescope he calls a "stethoscope for the sun," Tapping says, if the pattern doesn't change quickly, the earth is in for some very chilly weather.

During the Little Ice Age, global temperatures dropped sharply. New York Harbor froze hard enough to allow people to walk from Manhattan to Staten Island, and in Britain, people reported sighting eskimos paddling canoes off the coast. Glaciers in Norway grew up to 100 meters a year, destroying farms and villages.

But will it happen again?

In 2005, Russian astronomer Khabibullo Abdusamatov predicted the sun would soon peak, triggering a rapid decline in world temperatures. Only last month, the view was echoed by Dr. Oleg Sorokhtin, a fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. who advised the world to "stock up on fur coats." Sorokhtin, who calls man's contribution to climate change "a drop in the bucket," predicts the solar minimum to occur by the year 2040, with icy weather lasting till 2100 or beyond.

Observational data seems to support the claims -- or doesn't contradict it, at least. According to data from Britain's Met Office, the earth has cooled very slightly since 1998. The Met Office says global warming "will pick up again shortly." Others aren't so sure.

Researcher Dr. Timothy Patterson, director of the Geoscience Center at Carleton University, shares the concern. Patterson is finding "excellent correlations" between solar fluctuations, a relationship that historically, he says doesn't exist between CO2 and past climate changes. According to Patterson. we shouldn't be surprised by a solar link. "The sun [is] the ultimate source of energy on this planet," he says.

Such research dates back to 1991, when the Danish Meteorological Institute released a study showing that world temperatures over the past several centuries correlated very closely with solar cycles. A 2004 study by the Max Planck Institute found a similar correlation, but concluded the timing was only coincidental, as the solar variance seemed too small to explain temperature changes.

However, researchers at DMI continued to work, eventually discovering what they believe to be the link. The key factor isn't changes in solar output, but rather changes in the sun's magnetosphere A stronger field shields the earth more from cosmic rays, which act as "seeds" for cloud formation. The result is less cloud cover, and a warming planet. When the field weakens, clouds increases, reflecting more light back to space, and the earth cools off.

Recently, lead researcher Henrik Svensmark was able to experimentally verify the link between cosmic rays and cloud formation, in a cloud chamber experiment called "SKY" at the Danish National Space Center. CERN plans a similar experiment this year.

A few years ago, Stanford University's Hoover Institution also reported finding a correlation between the sun and climate. Hoover

Even NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies -- long the nation's most ardent champion of anthropogenic global warming -- is getting in on the act. Drew Shindell, a researcher at GISS, says there are some "interesting relationships we don't fully understand" between solar activity and climate.

What a shock - that the sun, the source of our solar energy driving weather and climate, would also be responsible for long-term gradual changes in temperatures.

Who would've thunk it?


Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

This comment was edited on Feb 9, 15:19.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
17.
 
Re: No subject
Feb 8, 2008, 14:09
17.
Re: No subject Feb 8, 2008, 14:09
Feb 8, 2008, 14:09
 
Might have been the router - I did reboot it at some time in there, so that is probably a safe bet.


Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
8.
 
Re: No subject
Feb 8, 2008, 12:39
8.
Re: No subject Feb 8, 2008, 12:39
Feb 8, 2008, 12:39
 
BB.com and weather.com

And yeah, they started working again a few weeks ago.

I am using XP, my wife Vista (on a newish laptop - we didn't buy it). The sites wouldn't work on either. Now they do.

I still have no idea why. ISP, maybe? Router? Pixies in the intrawebs?

Edit - actually, there were other sites I would follow links to on occasion that wouldn't open either, but I didn't know if it was the same problem or something else. Those were the two that I know were definitely affected.


Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

This comment was edited on Feb 8, 12:40.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
47.
 
Re: People complaining about Global Warm
Feb 6, 2008, 11:24
47.
Re: People complaining about Global Warm Feb 6, 2008, 11:24
Feb 6, 2008, 11:24
 
The folks that really annoy me are the Barbara Streisands and Al Gores of this world.

I'm sure I don't have to go through all the photos of their palatial mansions and discuss their private jet flights, etc, to expose their hypocrisy.

It's good business to them, not the truth to be followed.


Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
6.
 
Re: No subject
Feb 5, 2008, 11:42
6.
Re: No subject Feb 5, 2008, 11:42
Feb 5, 2008, 11:42
 
heheheh we can only do a caucus from 6:30-8:00

Caucus? Caucus? We don't need no stinkin' caucus!

Let me guess, you have to ride in a horse and buggy to get there too, don't you? Fill out a ballot and be done with it!

To be fair, in CA we also are voting on a number of propositions at just about every election, so I'm not sure how well a caucus would work here....



Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
2.
 
Super-fast French train
Feb 5, 2008, 10:31
2.
Super-fast French train Feb 5, 2008, 10:31
Feb 5, 2008, 10:31
 
Why? So they can retreat even faster? <ducks>

California is one of the Super Tuesday states as well. My wife and I always vote absentee - saves time and gas. You can vote from home and just drop it in the mail. From the Sacramento Bee:

In the 1992 primary in California, 16 percent of all ballots were mailed in, compared with 34 percent in 2004. It could jump as high as 47 percent this year, estimates Stephen Weir, president of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials.

I know some counties are 100% mail-in already - they don't have polling places at all.

Of course, this is another case where voter fraud can take place, as I think voting in person is more "secure" if ID's are checked, etc.


Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
48.
 
Re: No subject
Feb 4, 2008, 10:56
48.
Re: No subject Feb 4, 2008, 10:56
Feb 4, 2008, 10:56
 
I didn't even care which team won towards the end, either watch history as a team goes 19-0, or watch an underdog hardly anybody thought had a chance pull out the biggest upset in decades to win it all.

I was about the same. Thought the Pats would pull out another close one and thought it would be nice to see "history", but kinda wanted the Giants pull it out as the underdog.


Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
3.
 
Re: Giving away my old computer
Feb 2, 2008, 15:15
3.
Re: Giving away my old computer Feb 2, 2008, 15:15
Feb 2, 2008, 15:15
 
that processor is gonna kill things.

Not any more than what he's running now....


Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
1.
 
Giving away my old computer
Feb 2, 2008, 13:55
1.
Giving away my old computer Feb 2, 2008, 13:55
Feb 2, 2008, 13:55
 
I'm going to give my old computer to a friend of mine.

Its a 2500XP machine with 1.5GB RAM and a 7600 256 MB card and a 100 GB HD.

I know his machine is an Intel 2.4 or 2.6 GHz machine with a 6800 card. Thing is, it uses RDRAM and he's only got 256 MB. Stuff is pretty expensive for such an old machine and I think he wants to build a new one next year. This machine is just sitting in the garage unused (I had hoped to use it as an auxil. machine or a secondary gaming machine if friends came over but we are all just too darn busy).

I hope it works well for him, and I know he should have a much better time playing his games with a lot more RAM and better card.




Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

This comment was edited on Feb 2, 13:56.

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
8.
 
Re: Portal
Feb 1, 2008, 11:32
8.
Re: Portal Feb 1, 2008, 11:32
Feb 1, 2008, 11:32
 
Bronco-

I haven't actually loaded any custom maps, but here's another site I cruised around a while ago (before things got crazy at work).

http://portalmaps.net/

Doesn't look like a large selection, though....


Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
4.
 
Navy Tests High-Powered Electromagnetic
Feb 1, 2008, 11:08
4.
Navy Tests High-Powered Electromagnetic Feb 1, 2008, 11:08
Feb 1, 2008, 11:08
 
Will it have a voice announcig "MEGAKILL!" with direct hits?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,327205,00.html

DAHLGREN, Va. — A futuristic weapon getting a trial run by the Navy demonstrated its destructive power at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren.

In the demonstration Thursday, engineers fired the electromagnetic railgun at what they said was a record power level: 10 megajoules.

The previous railgun power-use record was about 9 megajoules of muzzle energy.

Railguns use electromagnetic energy to launch projectiles long distances — more than 200 nautical miles.

Because the railgun uses electricity and not gunpowder to fire projectiles, it eliminates the possibility of explosions on ships.

The Navy hopes the railgun will eventually replace the standard 5-inch gun on its ships. The weapon isn't expected to be deployed until at least 2020.

The railgun tested Thursday actually has a capacity of 32 megajoules, but the Navy is slowly building up the energy level in a series of tests.

That's a lot of power, but with a new series of electrically-powered ships coming on line, the Navy figures generating capacity will not be a problem.

According to the Navy, the railgun, when fully developed, will be able to launch solid projectiles at Mach 5, or about 3,700 mph.




Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
16.
 
Re: No subject
Jan 31, 2008, 14:55
16.
Re: No subject Jan 31, 2008, 14:55
Jan 31, 2008, 14:55
 
I knew Cruse was crazy, but this just proves the man is bashit fucking nuts.

I hadn't seen that yet.






O.M.G. What a psycho. I think I have to agree with your clinical analysis presented above.


Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And we’re out of beta, we’re releasing on time
So I’m GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
For the people who are still alive

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
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