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by trpmb6
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 223
Views: 44750

Re: News in brief

I had to go back and look. There must have been a scaling issue with that graphic because the letter " I " is also missing in DIRECTION in the legend box. I am slightly curious what is contained in the classified attachment. I am not so surprised that there was really no new information ga...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 223
Views: 44750

Re: News in brief

OIG report is released. Nothing really "bombshell" in it if you ask me. Basically everything we already know.

https://www.justice.gov/file/1071991/download
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Expanse
Replies: 20
Views: 4538

Re: The Expanse

FYI. Amazon has decided to save the expanse from extinction. This is fantastic.

http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-s ... zos-2018-6
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 223
Views: 44750

Re: News in brief

Without trying to delve too much more into the 2016 election (I don't want to take over this thread, there are other threads for such discussion).... I think there was a lot of "soul searching" going on at that time to help try and explain away the reasons for Trump's rise. I think if we r...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 397582

Re: Questions For The World

[url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belousov–Zhabotinsky_reaction]Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction[/url] Belousov-Zhabotinksy reaction Top one is copy pasted. The bottom one is retyped, verbatim. Must be something embeded I can't see. Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction The one above I replaced the dash sym...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 223
Views: 44750

Re: News in brief

I haven't searched for a source for this yet, but I do seem to recall there being some allegations on the republican side in 2016 that there were some democrats crossing the aisle in primary season to vote for/against trump so that it would be an easy win for Hillary in the general election (or conv...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 397582

Re: Questions For The World

Any theories here about what might be causing this weathering pattern? http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/06/unique-weathering-chain-link-fence/ This appears to be a rubber coating on the chain link fence. Fairly common in areas where children are present (a primary/elementary school fence around a...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 397582

Re: Questions For The World

This may have been asked before, but for you people that drive on the wrong side of the road: when passing oncoming people on a sidewalk, which way do you go? Most times here in the US when walking towards another person, that person will pass us on our left side - the same as with car traffic. I n...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 223
Views: 44750

Re: News in brief

I'm not actually sure where to post this.. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5832517/Obamas-former-stenographer-lifts-lid-party-culture-staffers.html I tried to find another source but seems like the daily mail has the lead on this one for now. Article details an upcoming book written by a for...
by trpmb6
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

OT spoiler Science fiction probably led us wrong here. Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis (a slight aside here, it really frustrates me that time and time again I find examples where the writers of SGA regurgitated themes from the original show...) did this a couple times. Here is the silico...
by trpmb6
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

I think it helps when negotiating to present things as very binary. Or at the very least narrow things to very specific outcomes. Your options are: Living in a tropical oasis or Total Annihilation. By doing so you help define the scope and can manipulate the other side more towards your preferred ou...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

You blame Iran for the US being unable to win in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Heh. Why was the US in both Afghanistan and Iraq? Responding to terrorist attacks by Iraqis on US soil? Just admit, this can be a great moment in history we're all observing. AN IRANIAN MOMENT IN HISTORY April 2016 At t...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

I don't understand why you're saying "For fuck's sake. Really?" and not accepting my apology. That was a sincere apology. I was definitely an ass for flipping the table around, right after trying to take the high ground. I don't really know what else can be done. I just want to have civili...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 665
Views: 98066

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

The last couple years I have been extremely busy with work and my kids growing up etc. (Mainly work, as a consultant engineer I tend to travel a lot to get new contracts etc..) So I haven't had much time to game. I'm a huge fan of RPG format games. Especially ones that I can jump right back into and...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

The Great Hippo wrote:Are we seriously going there?


You can't see Tyndmyr's posts.. which would provide more context.

Probably a good reason why I don't Foe anyone.

But you're right, that was a cheap shot. Especially after I hopped on my high horse and asked you not to attack me.

My apologies.
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

President Trump has shown reluctance to even just nominate someone to fill vacancies in his own cabinet. And yet the government continues to function... it's almost like.. maybe we don't need all these different bureaucratic positions and offices.... (I'm slightly jesting of course... but only slig...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

Office of Science and Technology Policy Look at that last word very carefully. It's a policy office. They get staffed based on what the current person in the white house believe science wise. Honestly we're talking about something that isn't surprising at all. Don't feign surprise when one of the ce...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

https://federalnewsradio.com/workforce/2018/03/federal-employee-turnover-increases-in-trump-administrations-first-year/ About 468,000 federal employees were separated from their jobs in 2017, approximately 10,000 more than the previous year. However, that increase doesn’t come close to the “retireme...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

Turnover is a good thing at healthy levels. I suspect turnover at the government level is low for a myraid of reasons. Primarily due to the benefit packages.

Any federal employees leaving their positions right now will be just fine anyways. The economy is humming right?!? :lol:
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

The far greater damage he is doing to the bureaucracy. He is intentionally fucking basically every cabinet department. When someone leaves the State department after 25 years because the new administration is fucking idiotic, they're going to go find a better paying job. Those people aren't going t...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

in exchange for lifted bans. . Sanctions aren't part of the deal yet. It is implied that they will be eventually. Once certain conditions are met. And those conditions aren't yet laid out either. So we really don't know yet. This is one aspect of the negotiation that I'm paying very closely to. If ...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

Helped get him elected to the most powerful position in the world. I'd say that's worth something. His election has altered American politics in a way that will take years -- if not decades -- to repair. Whatever it's worth, it wasn't worth the cost. This is only "good politics" if you do...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

Compare this to the Iran deal, then - were you applauding Obama for that? (That spelling was unintentional, actually.) I supported his efforts to make a deal with Iran. Not the outcome. We gave up too much and they gave up too little. Add in the limited scope of UN inspectors (ie. limited in scope ...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

The Great Hippo wrote:You and I have must have very different ideas regarding what constitutes "good politics".


Helped get him elected to the most powerful position in the world. I'd say that's worth something.
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

At this point, precisely zero of that has happened. We're also talking about a guy that executed his own uncle. The only thing that's happened is DPRK gaining the legitimacy they've wanted since inception from meeting with a sitting US president. They still commit myriad human rights abuses on the ...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

Eventually this echo chamber will have to grow up and acknowledge that, for whatever reason, North Korea is giving up their nuke's and potentially more (details are still flowing in at this point). And that is good for the US and the world. We might even see the end of the Korean war. This monument...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

https://mobile.twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1004765496233713664 Pres. Trump on preparation for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: "I think I'm very well prepared, I don't think I have to prepare very much. It's about attitude, it's about willingness to get things done." Like, ...
by trpmb6
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

Trump to be the first US President to meet with a North Korean Dictator since the Korean War started. Kim Jung Un said to be interested in discussing denuclearazing the peninsula.

Honestly, if this really happens. With proof. I don't see how trump loses in 2020.
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

I believe Ronald Reagan returned to port because they are getting ready for the war games the US and SK are going to hold in a couple weeks. (Might be a month out)

Analysts say that we don't need anything more than a single carrier group to deal with NK anyways.
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

Oi...

Chelsea Handler via Twitter wrote:To all the generals surrounding our idiot-in-chief...the longer U wait to remove him, the longer UR name will appear negatively in history.
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1875: Computers vs Humans
Replies: 24
Views: 6955

Re: 1875: Computers vs Humans

I'm a badass. I don't need Wikipedia to tell me as much.
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 10 Automatic Update
Replies: 11
Views: 5034

Re: Windows 10 Automatic Update

I was honestly not too upset with Windows 10 until I discovered this was happening. I've had this MSI Laptop for about 2 months (bought it for work because I needed something while on site with clients that is capable of running CAD/FEA). I hadn't really noticed the automatic updates until this week...
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

Coverage on this Global Times report continue to treat the statement as a Chinese Government official position.
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 310939

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

The Night King is a being of magic created by the Children of the Forest. One event that still stands out to me is the fact that the Night King was able to see, and even touch, Bran as he was spying on him (I'm unclear if Bran was warging as something near to the Night King or was using a w...
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

With Trump, it's really hard to distinguish satire from (tragic) reality. Now, what if he does succeed in getting Kim to back down, either before or after some military confrontation? Would he be then seen as a hero? Would t his drive his approval ratings enough to take him through the next electio...
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows 10 Automatic Update
Replies: 11
Views: 5034

Windows 10 Automatic Update

It appears Microsoft disabled the options for forcing the OS to notify you prior to downloading any updates and installing them. Now it seems like it just automatically downloads and installs them when it is able to. And as far as I can tell there is no way to disable this via the normal channels pr...
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

I should be clear, when I heard the various morning shows talking about this report they were all referring to it as if it was an official Chinese statement. So shame on them for not noting it was in the Global Times. Still, the Global Times is a CCP run newspaper. While I don't view the Global Time...
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

To be clear, this is the state-run chinese newspaper. I assume this is more or less equivalent to the government making the announcement. Nah, if you want the official position of the chinese government, you look at the official statements from the Chinese government. The people's daily and the glo...
by trpmb6
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435954

Re: Trump presidency

China has finally been forced into taking a position. They have announced that they will back North Korea militarily if the USA strikes first. They have also stated, should North Korea make the first strike they (China) will remain neutral. Can we really take them at their word on that? Maybe not, b...
by trpmb6
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 181643

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Wood fire pizza with a tavern style thin crust is the best pizza. A hint of smokey flavor and you're in heaven.

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