comments by marcus

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 9:48pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

Your software doesn't have issues with patrick.net. it just blocked you from seeing an image we all see. That's what that funny-pics-fun.com url was that was blocked. If it was very funny I would save a copy and repost it for you to see what you're missing.

It definitely isn't anything for you to worry about. Nothing you need to do on your end. IT just blocked you from seeing another website that this thread pointed to for an image.

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 9:29pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

OH yeah, I didn't get that pic was from funny-pics-fun.com and that when she copied the error message it actually reposted the pic.(because it included the offending URL)

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 9:15pm PDT   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 3

Patrick will probably be interested to know that this site is triggering your antivirus software.

Maybe it has something to do with this being a very old thread, with infrequent activity ? It doesn't happen on other threads ?

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 9:11pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 4

There you go. That's a program you are running. There's probably a way you can turn the security down a little or list patirick.net as trusted site.

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 9:06pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 5

turtledove says

Yes, it's the box you see at the bottom right. It reads:

what does it say literally on the red bar?

Maybe I should say, what is at the very top of the box, above where it says address is blocked ?

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 8:57pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 6

address has been blocked ? Is that a program you're running. I'm not trying to answer for Patrick, but what does it say on the red bar ? Very hard to read the whole thing so small with bad resolution

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 8:13pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 7

Apparently they are transitioning to another satelite.

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/charctic-interactive-sea-ice-graph/

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 10:28am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 8

FortWayne says

Thanks TPB, I'll ring up our mayor, it's public property so being LA there are probably bunch of permits involved.

Thank goodness FW is on it.

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 10:02am PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 9

Are you sure Islam is the enemy and that it's not just another divide and conquer ruse to distract us.

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 9:58am PDT   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 10

I believe this is a real issue, but I question the conclusion.

Donald Trump, backed by such immigration stalwarts as Sen. Jeff Sessions, represents an existential threat to this abuse. If Trump is elected, immigration policy will be given a going over that it hasn’t had in decades.

THe number of computer science graduates in india and china is what it is. If they make H-1B visas harder for the big players to get, the market will find a way. Probably Facebook and others opening up or expanding software development operations in Asia.

I'm not defending the behavior. Just observing that it's another instance of globalization having it's inevitable impact.

Cutting back on the visa abuses and deceptive practices would be a good thing anyway. Especially for the many smaller abusers who don't have the option of offshoring their software development. Or do they ?
https://www.outsource2india.com/why_india/articles/offshore_software_development.asp

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 9:29am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 11

Maybe they're just temporarily off line, until they can have two separate outputs, one for high level top secret government consumption, and another with falsified data for general public consumption.

So, when are we taking over Canada ? Will we have to clear it with the Queen first ?

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 9:26am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 12

This is probably because they read your posts Iwog.

They decided, "just in case he's right, we better make this data available only on a "need to know" basis."

Thanks a lot man !

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Sun, 29 May 2016, 6:59pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 13

Strategist says

How do you know? You are ignoring the countless incidents where no one got hurt.

I should have said (meant to say) some of the people, or too many of the people becoming police are not the people that should be. The point being that given the fact that it's a good paying job with good benefits, there should be aptitude tests before hiring (not that it's easy to test how people perform under life threatening pressure), and far better training.

The cost of training would be far less than the cost of reputation lost and law suits payed out to families of murdered civilians.

Strategist says

The real problem is the media that turns a shooting incident into some kind of a national disaster.

It's actually an example of the media still functioning as it should, probably because social media makes it harder for these murders to remain hidden.

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Sun, 29 May 2016, 5:45pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 14

It seems to me it's often a simple incompetence issue of one kind or another. The people becoming police are not the people who should be.

Yes, once an incident happens there's the fraternal police behavior of defending each other, which aggravates the problem. But the real problem is training and even how they hire in the first place. I'm guessing too often they don't have procedures for determining whether a person is qualified to make those kind of decisions under pressure.

I'm not saying this is easy. But somehow too many people are getting through to those jobs that are maybe fine in day to day police work, but can't handle the more intense situations that come up. IT's supposed to be a slightly more risky work than other jobs. That's why they get a full pension after only working 30 years. But if they are going to shoot someone every time they see a .00001% chance of harm to themselves in a situation, then they are too big of a pussy for that kind of work.

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Sun, 29 May 2016, 12:36pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 15

iwog says

Another data point showing how the far left and the far right are merging into one entity.

How so ? Are Trigglypuff and her plus size activist girlfriends antiporn ?

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Sun, 29 May 2016, 9:49am PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 16

Tenpoundbass says

FortWayne says

It wouldn't surprise me the least if Democrat party was behind a lot of this crap.

Ya think!

And yet it's a positive for Trump.

But no no, it couldn't be Trump himself who courts conflict at his rallies.

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Sat, 28 May 2016, 2:38pm PDT   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 17

Reminds me of the time that Obama wore a tan suit in the summer, and right wingers were bothered that he looked too good.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/president-obama-peter-king-tan-suit-rant

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Fri, 27 May 2016, 6:45am PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 18

God help us if that douchebag is elected President.

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Thu, 26 May 2016, 10:28am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 19

iwog says

You predicted the existence of a force that can only act across the width of an atomic nucleus?

No, he predicted there would be a breakthrough leading us to the realization that there was something we previously did not yet understand.

Face it, TPB is a freaking genius.

marcus   befriend (5)   ignore (1)   Thu, 26 May 2016, 7:14am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 20

Blurtman says

I vote for a 100% meritocratic system and let the chips fall where they may.

Then it comes down to work habits more than aptitude. You really want us to be like Japan ? Whichever parents can get the most work out of their kids between the ages of 4 and 10 wins ? Also, I don't think it's well understood that how early you can acquire certain skills is not as well tied to later performance as people think (yes there is a correlation of course). I've seen Math students who are mediocre in 9th or 10th grade but who were winning Math contests (arithmetic) back in 5th or 6th grade.

I guess the genius kids that are little lazy, and don't want to work 40 hours a week outside of school will be out of luck.

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