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Description Bob Smith
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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2015, 14:14 BobBob
 
It rained yesterday!

Do these pictures work?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2015, 12:15 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 20:11:
BobBob wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 15:49:

With the El Niņo here, it will be an especially warm winter. And hopefully lots of rain!

But won't the rain ruin your beachside rides?

Yes, it will be very difficult.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2015, 12:13 BobBob
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 01:00:
SlimRam wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 00:57:
Prez wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 23:36:
Hey all. Just checking in to let everyone know I'm still breathing.
Was wondering where you had been. Also, where the HELL is Batman?

He's undercover.

Retired?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2015, 15:49 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 15:42:
I just installed a 7 day programmable Honeywell themostat for $45. It's plenty fine. Don't waste time and money on gimmicky thermostats. Do you really need to adjust the temp from the couch on your cell? God help you if you're that lazy you can't get up and manually adjust it.

With the El Niņo here, it will be an especially warm winter. And hopefully lots of rain!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2015, 15:09 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 15:08:
I hate the parent company name. It's just stupid.

Why do I keep thinking about Big Bird?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2015, 15:08 BobBob
 
Does this mean I have to change my browsers's HomePage? Dizzy

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2015, 15:04 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 12:11:
This is my 4,000th post on these forums. My first was on Apr 9. 2004. But I was a lurker here on Blues News long before that. I want to take a moment and thank Stephen (Blue) for everything he has done to maintain this site. And not only for keeping it going all these years but for being so steadfast in maintaining the history of the site. The fact I can look back easily for news from years ago, or at all of my 4,000 posts is awesome.

Blues News is effectively my home on the Internet. I'm not on FB, Twitter, or any other social media. I went looking, and the highest total of posts I have in any of the other places I post -- the highest was just over 100, most were under 25. So, I want to also thank everyone here (okay, almost everyone) for the community which exists here. I wouldn't be so bold as to say Blues News is unique, but I'm pretty sure there aren't a lot of places like this on the Internet.

Thanks again, mostly everyone.

Well said! Blues News is the only place where I have found like-minded, intelligent, and balanced discussions. Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employees "Speak Out"
142. Re: Star Citizen Employees Oct 2, 2015, 18:27 BobBob
 
This is an interesting and entertaining discussion. Let's avoid personal attacks. Smash  
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News Comments > Drone Swarm Announced
4. Re: Drone Swarm Announced Oct 2, 2015, 16:28 BobBob
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 15:50:
how do you select them?

Well that's easy, but it' s just hard to master.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up
59. Re: Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up Oct 2, 2015, 16:20 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 16:14:
JoeNapalm wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 12:21:

I agree the whole thing stinks. But I also still believe in "innocent until proven guilty"...I'd rather see SC succeed or fail on its own merits than have a bunch of unverifiable accusations from infamous trolls tear it down.

It's a dark day on the internet when people say "I have faith in Derek Smart!" What has he ever done to earn that?


-Jn-

It's innocent until proven guilty, but shouldn't we also be saying: things aren't adding up, let's investigate.

Haha ... whenever someone says something 'doesn't add up' this plays out in my head. Yes, I'm immature.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 16:03 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 15:53:
The initial intent was allow the keeping of arms within the context of a militia. It's been interpreted differently now though. That being said, this is another legacy of the slave trade. The southern states insisted on it in order to suppress slave uprisings. So while we probably need a change to the constitution (good luck with that) a judiciary willing to buck precedent could force the law back to its original intent (Scalia? Thomas? You guys are originalists!).

According to the article, the original intent of the 2nd was to stop slave uprisings. But you are saying that you wish the law would go back to that intent. But we no longer have slavery -- so I hope you aren't saying that you wish slavery would return.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 15:14 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 15:08:
BobBob wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 13:15:
descender wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 12:56:
Uh... woops?

There are TONS of laws regulating the ownership and use of a car to protect those around you. They are not perfect solutions to all of the things that can go wrong with a car, but they work to keep the average person from dying every time they go out on the road.

If those same type of laws existed for acquiring and using a gun we probably wouldn't be having this conversation.

So what we need is gun violence insurance? Perhaps people can walk around in bullet proof bubbles. Or we can make more laws saying that people shouldn't shoot each other. Like distractive driving ,.. instead of just saying random shooting is illegal, we can make laws that say, if you text while shooting, that's very illegal, and if you drink while shootings, that's even more illegal. Laws on top of other laws, reinforcing prior laws - it really prevents those car deaths. Thumbsup

Actually, yeah, someone came up with that recently. Pass a law requiring all guns to be insured. Then let the insurance lobby hash it out with the gun lobby. In fact, the Democrats introduced just such a bill earlier this year, not that I expect it to go anywhere.

Insurance would reduce the number of guns simply by making ownership more expensive.

The fundamental issue is that the 2nd Amendment is heavily interpreted as a deregulation of guns, so any additional federal, and especially state, level control will inherently contradict the 'Supreme law of the land' or what is better known as 'The Bill of Rights'. The only way to truly change that is by passing a new constitutional amendment.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Employees "Speak Out"
124. Re: Star Citizen Employees Oct 2, 2015, 14:49 BobBob
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 14:43:
descender wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 13:15:
Under her watch CIG has crowdfunded $90mil on nothing but promises and someone is questioning her marketing credentials? Rolleyes2

She's doesn't actually put out any marketing information. Many of the monthly reports and site information is written by Ben Lesnick and other members of Sandi's marketing team. In fact most of the actual marketing work was done by highly skilled, less paid members of the team. Sandi is just a face plate.

Giving so much credit to the peons behind the curtain??? Clearly, the answer is astrological! Let's work on some charts... Thinking

But seriously, I've never seen an organization's leader take a step back and give out a list of credits to the people behind scenes, even so much as putting them on the stage - such as the programmers, engineers, designers, etc - or whoever is involved in a given department. Would be a nice change in corporate culture.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up
39. Re: Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up Oct 2, 2015, 14:39 BobBob
 
Should have made an iOS version first. That way all the blame can be pointed at the limitations of the tablet.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 14:37 BobBob
 
The problem and solution is not about interpretation. It's a futile exercise in circular argumentation that leads to both sides drawing the same contradictory conclusion. Instead, the resolution - based on hegelian dialectic - is to simply create a newly 'synthesized' amendment.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 14:18 BobBob
 
descender wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 14:12:

Your downright avoidence of gun safety and ownership laws that need to be improved puts you firmly in a "nra-row category". I didn't do that.

It's a constitutional debate, which is far more complex than simply yes, no, or even maybe; ex: natural rights vs. the collective security, historical context, the meaning of certain terms, and so forth. We can talk for days on the subject -- simply put, the 2nd Amendment is so obtusely written we might as well have a religious discussion about the nature of the universe on the sideline. Possibly concluding the religious discussion first.

When I was a bored teenager, I used to read Supreme Court cases in the library. I was a strange one.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 14:11 BobBob
 
Interesting. Retired, you're an ex-cop? And yet we are from two very different places and think so much alike. I wonder if it's due to my family background -- having had close relatives work in probation and criminal court systems -- that influenced my thinking process. Just a random thought...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 13:52 BobBob
 
descender wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 13:38:
Insurance? What are you talking about? What we need are better protections from any random person being able to legally buy a deadly weapon.

Speed limits, seat belts, license exams, safety standards... you know... those things that do actually help save lives. I don't think the divers test is hard enough at all to weed out dangerous drivers, and I think you should be required to retake it every few years. They could do better but at least there are some protections in place so you have a reasonable expectation of safety.

Crazy people will always find ways to do crazy things, you simply do the best you can to limit their exposure and access to things that can endanger the lives of others.

You can pretend to promote better mental health as a solution, but you don't equate better background checks and mental health assessments as part of that solution to make sure the person buying the gun actually HAS that healthy mental state you are after.

This is turning awfully trollish... I should have detected it earlier. I'm done here.

Interesting. You're saying it's becoming trollish soon after you end up agreeing to my entire argument. The reason for the mental health focus is to make sure the person is not only qualified to buy a gun but is safe enough to walk the streets. Guns are not the only weapons a crazy person can use to harm others.

The fact that you mention driving tests should be more difficult and given more frequently supports the need for the 'good mental health' of people using potentially dangerous things from guns to cars. A driving test filters out 'mental incompetence' and 'crazy behavior'.

Having silly laws that layer on top of other laws only makes the system more bureaucratic and confusing. An already existing distractive driving law can cover texting, for example.

I'm not 'pretending' anything. I'm not an extermist who advocates gun rights or ownership. Please show me where I've demonstrated this. In fact, if you want to talk just 'guns' my responses will probably surprise you. I firmly believe the mental health institution in this country is greatly lacking -- and that leads to unwanted violence, homelessness, drug abuse, and numerous other criminal behaviors. The mentally ill (or let's say 'disturbed') often refuse treatment because of delusions or paranoia. It has to be a mandatory treatment - be it therapy, intervention, or drug treatment. And the bar needs to be lowered in determining what exactly is a mental illness or disturbance - such as paranoia, overtly hostile behavior, homelessness, or fantasies of violence.

Finally, I'd appreciate not being stuffed me into a narrow category. Thank you.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 13:15 BobBob
 
descender wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 12:56:
Uh... woops?

There are TONS of laws regulating the ownership and use of a car to protect those around you. They are not perfect solutions to all of the things that can go wrong with a car, but they work to keep the average person from dying every time they go out on the road.

If those same type of laws existed for acquiring and using a gun we probably wouldn't be having this conversation.

So what we need is gun violence insurance? Perhaps people can walk around in bullet proof bubbles. Or we can make more laws saying that people shouldn't shoot each other. Like distractive driving ,.. instead of just saying random shooting is illegal, we can make laws that say, if you text while shooting, that's very illegal, and if you drink while shootings, that's even more illegal. Laws on top of other laws, reinforcing prior laws - it really prevents those car deaths. Thumbsup

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News Comments > Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up
24. Re: Star Citizen Employee Article Follow-up Oct 2, 2015, 12:56 BobBob
 
When did unverified and anonymous posting become legitimate news? If we cater to this, just about anyone can make a news story and spread fiction. I'm not saying it is fiction, I'm merely saying anyone can do this without consequence, and rumors will spread that may be completely unsubstantiated or with intent to do harm. We really have no idea, either-way.

A general plea:

Total respect for Blue, but once a news site starts posting 'news' from others that admittedly use unverified / anonymous sources (or lacking in proper evidence), it can degenerate into a 'gossip magazine.' I love this site, but please Blue reconsider 'not' posting these kinds of articles -- no matter how tempting it is to share -- unless sources can be verified and/or it's determined not to be a 'trolling' attempt.

With all respect ...

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