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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2017, 18:07 BobBob
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 17:49:
BobBob wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 17:28:
I had neighbors like that. I ended up moving.

The neighborhood started to feel like an "I-borhood" about five years ago and only got worse when my immediate neighbors on both sides of my house moved out. Neighbors to the left were the nicest people imaginable. I used to ask them for home ownership advice (I was a 26-year-old). They had a cat who occasionally turned my front porch into a war zone with other neighborhood cats. It was very tolerable. A quick open-door-yell, "Hey cats! Quit it!" typically ended the conflict for the night. I have yet to meet the new neighbors to the right of me. I think they fear me or something. I don't know why. But there's a "cold" response. I feel completely isolated. I don't know any of my neighbors other than dog's owner who's friendly. I have his number so I can text him whenever his dog gets out of control, but that only works so much.

Apparently, I have no social life and I'm totally out of what's trending. What does "I-borhood" mean? Google gives no results.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2017, 17:28 BobBob
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 17:22:
BobBob wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 17:03:
I know someone who had a similar problem. The city told gave him a form, where if he got enough signatures, from nearby neighbors, the local animal control would confront and fine the noisy neighbor. It worked!

Worth a try?

Already tried that. Neighbors are apathetic. I suspect they will only respond when the dog starts to become their issue. It's not a neighborhood. It's an I-borhood.

I had neighbors like that. I ended up moving.
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2017, 17:03 BobBob
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 16:39:
My neighbor's dog is a blight on the neighborhood. It barks for hours day and night. Seven hours nonstop is the longest I've clocked him at (it only stopped after passing out). He also doesn't seem to understand that 1:30 AM isn't a barking hour. Called the non-emergency PD number and they told me they don't send units for noisy animals (on a side note the city fined me for letting my grass grow 12 inches). So out of a desperate need to get the sleep I turned the hall wall into a new bedroom. It helps. The surrounding walls act as a buffer, and the ear plugs, rolled up sock, and beanie pretty much reduces the noise to 0. It's been a stressful 5-6 months with no end in sight.

The crazy thing is I'm not mad at the dog. I'm mad at the owner. Dogs are very mono-emotional. If they bark all the time that's their way of saying "Hey! Something is wrong. Please help!" Why do pet owners ignore their animals like this?

I know someone who had a similar problem. The city told gave him a form, where if he got enough signatures, from nearby neighbors, the local animal control would confront and fine the noisy neighbor. It worked!

Worth a try?
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2017, 11:44 BobBob
 
Words cannot express how shocked, disgusted, and angry I feel.

I have a relative that works on Superfund projects. Years back, I had a university class that was about environmental issues. Instead of giving my mandatory speech, the teacher allowed me to invite a 'guest speaker'. All of my classmates were so excited and asked questions. He gave an in-depth explanation of what's involved in the clean up and how essential the EPA regulations are to our society.

Going to a National Park and being in nature is an experience that cleanses and nurtures the soul. Nothing else comes close.

Anyhow ... it's hard to explain my frustration with this horrific proposal.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2017, 11:16 BobBob
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 11:10:
BobBob wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 10:44:
WTF Thumbsdown H.R.861 - To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.
That's the first step to make America great again. The second step will be H.R.862 - To re-establish slavery.
Republicans, you can't make this shit up.

I feel sick to my stomach thinking about this. Nature is so beautiful and awe inspiring. It's sacred. I don't even know how to react.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2017, 10:44 BobBob
 
WTF Thumbsdown  
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2017, 21:30 BobBob
 
So I was at the library today, checking out a book. The guy at the front desk asked me something about football. I'm like, what do you mean? He said, it's Super Bowl today. Wow, I'm totally disconnected.  
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43. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2017, 14:32 BobBob
 
I've been tempted to move to a rural area. I've considered Oregon. There's a bunch of beautiful little towns that are nestled between a rugged coastline and sprawling national forest. Perhaps I'll make the move for retirement, when an Internet connection isn't so important.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Fox of 9 tails Feb 3, 2017, 19:34 BobBob
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 3, 2017, 19:24:
BobBob wrote on Feb 3, 2017, 16:06:
For travel, I prefer to take my trusty Dell Inspiron 11 3147, but compared to the HP Envy x360, it feels really sluggish when loading programs.

Which would be a better upgrade:

A) Swap HD to SSD

B) Upgrade RAM 4 to 8 gigs

Biggest bang for the buck is going SSD. Ram will not speed up program loading, unless of course you have a bazillion things loaded and have used up all of your ram.

If you are running Windows 8 or 10 be sure to restart your computer at least once a week to clear out the hybrid fast start file and reset the Kernals uptime. You can tell the last time an 8/10 system was rebooted by looking at the kernal uptime, I have fixed and untold number of systems (that had all had a myriad of symptoms) with a reboot. Right click task bar, open task manager, click on performance tab and view "Up Time" counter.

Awesome advice! Thank you! Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2017, 16:10 BobBob
 
Is there a way to test the computer to see if I'm running out of physical RAM in real time? Any kind of alert utility?  
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20. Re: Fox of 9 tails Feb 3, 2017, 16:06 BobBob
 
For travel, I prefer to take my trusty Dell Inspiron 11 3147, but compared to the HP Envy x360, it feels really sluggish when loading programs.

Which would be a better upgrade:

A) Swap HD to SSD

B) Upgrade RAM 4 to 8 gigs

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2017, 14:38 BobBob
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 2, 2017, 13:26:
BobBob wrote on Feb 2, 2017, 11:31:
Trump <-- Tossing a pebble in the pond.

I think he jugst bought some sympathies with his H-1B regulation. People are so easily to be corrupted...



I think if people want to have a crystal ball and figure out Trump's next moves, all they need to do is read articles, interviews, speeches, and the history of Steve Bannon. He's basically the one running most of the show in the shadows. At least .. that's how it appears. And, since he'll remain in the shadows, he can avoid public criticism and never embarrass Trump, so he'll be kind of protected in all directions.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2017, 11:31 BobBob
 
Trump <-- Tossing a pebble in the pond.  
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79. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2017, 10:36 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 1, 2017, 23:30:
Redmask wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 22:18:
The media is already moving onto his Supreme Court pick and he's already moving onto 2 other things.
Indeed. Threatening the President of Mexico with an invasion of US troops and hanging up on the PM of Australia... I'm sure more is to follow soon.

Already is ...

Don't be surprised if there is a surge in the 'defense' budget and spending.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
16. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 1, 2017, 16:24 BobBob
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 1, 2017, 16:14:
You need to troll more BobBob, bait people like me into responding

It's an interesting thought but it's complicated and I think that would make it exploitable, by hiding profits (Hollywood accounting) and/or true employment ratios.

There would need to be some way to handle profit fluctuations. If a company's profits suddenly disappear and they need to fire half their staff, they'll fire the more expensive American workers first as their required ratio slackens. There could also be a situation where foreign workers needs to be fired because of record profits, if the business doesn't want to expand. These could surely be mitigated but it's another attack vector for lawyers and accountants.

Good point. First, the law makers would have to make "C-level" corporate leadership criminally negligent if decisions were demonstrated to have an avoidable and negative impact on employee finance, health, family, etc.

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14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 1, 2017, 15:11 BobBob
 
Are my comments often incoherent or stupid? I rarely get responses to things I say. Just wondering ...  
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10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 1, 2017, 12:47 BobBob
 
If they really wanted to solve this .. though it would be a difficult journey, make it so if a company sells products or services to American clients or trades with American companies, the profits earned must equally be applied to employing of a higher percentage of Americans with a living wage. This would be a blanket rule whether the company is based in America or abroad.

Put simply: If a company earns X profit, said company must hire American employees based on a certain percentage of the profit. As the profits increases, so must the ratio of American based employees increase, etc. There could be requirement to hire more (American) employees as profits rise. This would future proof such a law, where advanced automation could be used to circumvent localized employment requirements.

The counter argument, "They will just take their business elsewhere" .. and the rebuttal can be "Let them .. We are major consumer, they'll cave into our demands .. eventually .. and if they don't someone will see an opportunity and simply create a local business that abides by the new rules."

Brainstorm ...
 
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6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 1, 2017, 12:14 BobBob
 
But what about the AI and robots?  
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News Comments > Deus Ex Series Hiatus?
48. Re: Deus Ex Series Hiatus? Jan 31, 2017, 14:34 BobBob
 
OT: I recommend this game a lot, if you like the whole cybernetic upgrades in a cyberpunk - virtual - destructible - world. I realize it's a different style of gameplay, but it has the same kind of underlying theme.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
76. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 31, 2017, 13:10 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 12:30:
Beamer wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 09:20:

GUYS! I'M THE ONLY SANE ONE HERE! TRUMP IS A LUNATIC TURNING AWAY WOMEN, BUT THE PROTESTORS ARE ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF FAR LEFT CRAZY LIBS SHRIEKING AND GETTING DESPERATE!

You kind of can't have it both ways. Also, millions of women were out protesting. Are you saying millions of women are "far left crazy libs" who are out of touch with cultural power?

I mean, I think it's pretty clear where the cultural power is right now, no?

The largest single day protest in the history of the country. You don't get those numbers without the vast support of the citizenry. I'm hearing anecdotally that Dem planning meetings are getting so much support they have to switch venues to accommodate people.

The protests are only effective if elected representatives or influential people (i.e. courts, lobbyists, lawyers, etc.) listen. But are they listening? In California it seems yes, but actually the protests aren't really necessary here - it's simply preaching to the choir.

It doesn't help that major corps are protesting, because they are ones being accused of out-sourcing American jobs. (I'm sure we all know automation takes more jobs, but that's besides the point).

It also doesn't help if celebrities speak, no one cares about their "elitist viewpoints" on how 'everyone else' should be taking action on the streets or tolerating whatever it is, while they go back to their cozy limos and hiding in mansions.

I believe protests simply convey a message to people who already agree and allow them to unite, but is it all being done in vain? How do they convince Trump's supporters that what he's doing is wrong or needs to be done differently? If protesters don't convince them, his supporters will still view him as a savior - and he will see himself as the savior - for the silent and suffering masses. In this case, the protests might be symbolizing to him that what he's doing is justified, if he sees himself as a lone wolf crusader against the "herds of brainwashed minions" .. out to harm his "beloved and cherished flock" who elected him. After all ... If his 'enemies virulently protest' that means he must be doing the 'righteous thing' so he will further 'entrench and stand his ground'.

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