Because they’re searching for intelligent life… still searching I guess. :)
 March 6, 2015 at 12:16am
No please, get started… I have in-laws that are black, live in Israel, and are Christian. I’ve never heard anyone badmouthing how they are treated there so awfully or something. Enlighten us I’d love to hear it so I could pass it on to them and make sure they avoid that area.
Good for them if what you’re saying is true. Something you people need to understand is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has nothing to do with religion on the palestinan part. Palestinan Christians and Muslims have been killed, torrured, and have been living under a brutal occupation by Israeli Zionists for over 60 years. Get it through your heads that Muslims don’t hate Jews and a lot of Jews don’t hate Muslims and Christians and vice versa. It’s the idea of Zionism that is the problem. Zionists are the ones kicking Palestinians out of their homes and killing thousands upon thousands of innocent Palestinans… whether Christian or Palestinan. So for this guy to walk around Israel and not experience any discrimination personally and speak for all Christians in Israel, is a big slap in the face and just shows the lengths you people go through to spread this propaganda. Muslims are always the enemy. I can write a whole thesis on Pro-Israel propaganda techniques and this is one of the first times I’ve seen a Chistian “Israeli” being exploited for the sake of furthering dangerous stereotypes about Muslims and Palestians.
 March 5, 2015 at 3:01pm
It’s a laser… there is no range. Its only limitation is the targeting system’s ability to point it at the target ‘just right’.
Good point though – we’ve long since arrived at the point where the whole ‘Star Wars’ system could be implemented. Might not be a bad idea these days either!
Not exactly. Lasers beams are not perfectly cylindrical, they are slightly cone shaped. Targeting aside, *effective* range is a product of the power of the emitter. The laser discussed in the story could probably reach the moon, but the focal point would be several kilometers across and would not have the energy to do damage to anything. Of course, on earth the range is also limited by line of sight. Lasers won't follow the curve of the earth.
 March 4, 2015 at 9:38am
The press release constantly refers to ‘Mr. Allen and his team… Mr. Allen and his research team… Mr. Allen and the Octopus underwater teams… The team set out to find…’
I think it was a very ‘team-centric’ article as it were. They quoted him on key elements and his interest in the history of it. He even went so far as to say he was ‘…honored to play a part in finding…’
So it’s not like he’s taking credit for it himself. He’s always struck me as a pretty laid back guy . I bet once there are a few more interviews you’ll see even more ‘promotion’ of his team just like usual.
 March 4, 2015 at 9:28am
We got the K500 at a super discount. I love it – they make the re-usable Kcups for the ’2.0′ now that get past the proprietary reader BS. Enough of the other coffee companies got together and won the lawsuit against Keurig / Green Mountain that you can’t hold customers hostage once they buy your product, they have every right to modify it however they want to. Hence – the new alternative Kcups and reusable baskets.
I just pour a couple of teaspoons of my favorite coffee into the Carafe size Kcup, and let ‘er rip. Makes super strong and great tasting coffee the way I like it. Or my wife likes weaker coffee and just makes a 14 oz mug. Fast and hard to beat IMHO. Now… to see if it lasts :)
Another benefit of the Rogers San Francisco Bay Coffee is that, in each order, they provide a free "Freedom Clip" that de-claws a Keurig 2.0 DRM brewer. Just snap it over the hole with the sensor behind it, and you've instantly de-DRMed your brewer.
 March 4, 2015 at 9:16am
Total garbage. Planned out to the letter for just such an event that emails are requested.
You run your own email server, you can choose what to keep and what to delete. You have total control. The only chip they have left is to be able to scour around and find the recipients of emails by sheer luck or investigative happenstance.
I’ve run Pine and other standard email and web servers for years. They also have one other option since they are *supposed* to keep logs and such for so many years before deletion. Get someone to crack the whip on the IT department. Go through their server logs for any matching header information and go to every single recipient, and pull those emails. It is an investigation that warrants it.
We have to do that to track down and get rid of email bombs that average users in the company just won’t listen and keep replying to or forwarding a suspicious email, rather than just deleting it. So we can team up with the other centers, grab some specific header info, pull every single inbox that has received it, and delete it. Then run clean up tools to kill it. So, guaranteed they could do the same to track down all emails received from any of her accounts, but I bet they don’t do it. We’ll have to wait and see.
 March 3, 2015 at 7:14pm
I don’t know, but either way, they need to start talking conservation rather than appearing more insane than they already do to the locals.
Look at it like this – there are now more trees and forest in Missouri than before it was almost completely leveled for railroad timbers. However, we still have logging companies, mills, and such operating in the state. How is this possible? Allowing the harvest of trees and prescribed burning to keep the environment healthy.
There’s the difference: cutting particular trees that actually help the forest and still make the locals money, but don’t destory the forest by just ‘slash and burn’.
Might even look into how long it takes some of the different species of rain-forest hardwoods to mature and show them about tree-farming. There is a lot that hippies err… global warmists could do to actually help the people and in turn help the environment, rather than using their own ‘slash and burn’ techniques against the people.
No problem, and thank you for the luck. I can always use it. :)
That was the point I was trying to make though – I agree with your concern about knowing whether or not someone has a condition, regardless of what it is, in a situation like this… problem is, (I have no idea if this is the case here or not) that you come to a point where you stop telling people up front because you are tired of being pre-judged and just want to go have fun with the guys. Not feel like some poor invalid. Which is how people start treating you many times.
It’s a stupid way to think, ridiculous way to live, and incredibly naive way to have casual friends that don’t know what your medical conditions are. Like I said… things can get pretty skewed after a while. Maybe tunnel-vision would even be a better term. So long as I’m not trying to hurt anyone, why shouldn’t I get to feel ok for a while? It doesn’t add up, it just is.
I try to work with people that have epilepsy these days and especially with the kids it is rough. I get a lot of jealous anger that I am controlled and they are not. I watch and stay there while it happens to them and wish that I could trade places with them just for a little while so they could live without the panic and fear of ‘the next one’ so it might help them stick it out to find their cure or medications. Ah well… life is life. I gave up trying to understand it long ago! :)
March 1, 2015 at 8:47pm
Kind of nice that people are starting to take the gloves off on ISIS, this govt, etc. these days. I hope the trend continues in a ripple effect.
 March 1, 2015 at 8:44pm
Most of the femanazi’s… agree with you. So do I. :)
 March 1, 2015 at 10:53am
Then if that is the case, everything is unfolding as it should be – according to God’s plan. I would venture to say he would be guiding those that are outspoken and concerned to be so. Therefore providing for the right amount of people to be swayed to whatever decision it is He’s got planned for us right?
I mean, it seemed like Obama was all set to lose last time around and then for whatever reason, ol’ Romney backed off in the debates, people didn’t show up at the polls, I’m sure corruption has some bearing on the outcome in some places…
If it is all God’s plan then we should all keep going as we normally do since he gave us free will and ‘The Plan’ is beyond our comprehension. Giving yourself to the Lord is not the same as giving up to the Lord. I’ve never seen anywhere in the Bible that he wants us to just belly up.
Absolutely right ... we are to put on the whole armor of GOD ... and to fight the good fight ... that is if we all take 'heed according to HIS WORD'. ... pray and ACT according to HIS WILL.
 March 1, 2015 at 10:35am
Epilepsy will drive you over the edge after a while. If you’ve never dealt with it, then you don’t and can’t understand it. I’m not saying it was responsible or a good idea by any means, but I can understand why he would want to do it and why he would be detached and not think to consider the consequences of the emotional state of his jump mates were something to happen.
After a decade or two of dealing with something that messes with you psychologically and physically – along with the meds that can mess with you trying to fix it… your outlook on life and level of reasoning is usually pretty skewed by it. Whether you want to admit it or not.
I’m on of the lucky *few* who finally found the right combo of meds and have been seizure-free for closing in on 17 years now. It took a few years for me to realize just how messed up I had gotten. I always considered myself a considerate and generous person whenever possible – looking back I realize there were plenty of times I did stupid things out of frustration that might not have hurt anyone else directly sure… but you don’t stop to think about the ‘what if’ of something happening to yourself and how *that* might affect others.
It has definitely taught me to try to be less judgmental before knowing someone.
Thank you, Voss, for the knowledgeable insight. As a libertarian-leaning conservative, I respect people's right to live life however they choose. My concern was whether his fellow jumpers were aware of his condition. I would want to know (if I was into adrenaline sports), whether my fellow sport junkies had a life-threatening condition that could be adversely affected by sport we're engaging in at the moment.
I am glad that you have been able to successfully manage your epilepsy for so long. Hope it continues. Best of luck to you.
No problem, and thank you for the luck. I can always use it. :)
That was the point I was trying to make though - I agree with your concern about knowing whether or not someone has a condition, regardless of what it is, in a situation like this... problem is, (I have no idea if this is the case here or not) that you come to a point where you stop telling people up front because you are tired of being pre-judged and just want to go have fun with the guys. Not feel like some poor invalid. Which is how people start treating you many times.
It's a stupid way to think, ridiculous way to live, and incredibly naive way to have casual friends that don't know what your medical conditions are. Like I said... things can get pretty skewed after a while. Maybe tunnel-vision would even be a better term. So long as I'm not trying to hurt anyone, why shouldn't I get to feel ok for a while? It doesn't add up, it just is.
I try to work with people that have epilepsy these days and especially with the kids it is rough. I get a lot of jealous anger that I am controlled and they are not. I watch and stay there while it happens to them and wish that I could trade places with them just for a little while so they could live without the panic and fear of 'the next one' so it might help them stick it out to find their cure or medications. Ah well... life is life. I gave up trying to understand it long ago! :)
February 28, 2015 at 8:19pm
if it doesn’t begin with ‘www’ then you have to prefix it with ‘http ://’ (without the space of course) or it won’t register with the system that it is a link. Just the way things are coded…
 February 28, 2015 at 8:14pm
@rochrealtor – He must not have gotten his letter… he won life.
February 26, 2015 at 5:15pm
What the heck does getting common sore out of the classroom have to do with creationism? I’d like kids to be able to participate in life when they graduate – not be brain washed and more importantly brain limited. Over the last 50 years or so it is like *thinking* has been eradicated from the classroom over time. I don’t get it. There is no excuse the right or left can give. It is inexcusable period. Get off the political high horse and get back to education.
 February 26, 2015 at 3:47pm
Bullcrap. I live in the sticks. Farms all around. People buy a place out here that have never lived in a rural area, buy 5 dogs and just let them loose. Inevitably one or two of them are ‘runners’. It is built in to the dog. You take the dog back to the owners, explain that they can’t let the dog run the cattle to a lather and make them sick or even die – yes… DIE. Spring green grass, full stomach, dog pressing it at full speed for an hour? Dead cow.
What do they do? Smile, apologize, explain they didn’t know and will take care of it right away, and the dogs are right back in your fields the next day. The day after that and the day after that. Call out the Sheriff, end up with hard feelings, Sheriff tells you the next time it happens you have the authority to take care of it… and sure enough that is what you end up having to do and you are labeled ‘a monster’.
The only monsters are people that don’t take care of their dogs.
You can’t take the dogs to the pound either – they won’t take them! Animal control won’t take them, the owners won’t take care of them, and the Sheriff will either shoot them or try to make you do it so they don’t have to.
The only time I shot a dog was when it was actually attacking, tearing into one of our calves. All the other 6 times I made the Sheriff do it. That’s their job. If it has to be done and the owners have been warned, ticketed, and not taking care of it – dog dies. Sad but true.
I love the scene in the movie "Funny Farm" when they got a dog. When they let him out the car he started to run and never looked back. Later in the movie they show the dog a couple more times and each time it was still running. lol
All so true! Where I live, people just dump unwanted dogs and let them run. Then they starve half to death, get in to a neighborhood and try to eat anything and everything they can catch.
I cannot stand cruelty to animals but a head shot is hardly cruel. It's not as cruel as sucking a human being out of its womb.
February 26, 2015 at 3:31pm
Actually, according to these new regulations … it wouldn’t have to be a DDOS attack. If someone was willing to pay for it, then they can ‘suck the bandwidth’ dry from a particular site for leveraging purposes. This is completely a bad idea.