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121  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Is our children learning? on: September 14, 2013, 03:50:45 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on September 13, 2013, 09:55:56 PM

Quote from: Razgon on September 13, 2013, 06:59:51 AM

Edit: I will have to check if creationism is taught as well.

It's my understanding that creationism has no currency outside of the US (except as a fringe belief at most, certainly not as a "science"), so I'd be interested to know if it has a toehold in Denmark.

Islam while not taking a somewhat different view isn't scientific in any way. It seems to have a little traction outside the U.S. as well.
122  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 10, 2013, 10:57:49 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 10, 2013, 08:32:23 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 10, 2013, 08:23:50 PM


He didn't decide anything. He was forced by the backlash to change tact.  


So you don't believe a sitting U.S. president has ever gone ahead with a military strike in the past without UN backing at the very least?

Not with nearly 80% of the US staunchly against it. He was saved by the bumbling cousin Secretary of State. Like Xmas vacation goes to Washington or something. Doesn't matter though, cost and damage to me is largely mitigated, I am ready to move on.
123  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 09, 2013, 10:14:59 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on September 09, 2013, 09:11:12 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on September 09, 2013, 08:30:57 PM


That idea is so last page.

I don't think for one minute that Obama wants to risk a quagmire in Syria. He knows fully well how one limited action leads to another.

The latest news has Assad offering to give up his supply of chemical weapons. That's a great endgame if that's what Obama's belligerent bluster brings.


Which must be why they are trying to say Kerry was asking a whetorical question and suggesting such is impossible.
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: September 07, 2013, 07:27:06 AM
and no Sports Forum!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Torches and Happiness!
125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: September 06, 2013, 09:34:32 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on September 06, 2013, 09:16:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 06, 2013, 09:14:31 PM

For you folks new to GT who liked hanging out here the last few weeks, if you need an extra incentive to stick around more I highly recommend you at least pop in on Mondays for a start to visit the weekly What are you buying this week? thread, in which Destructor posts all the upcoming releases for the week (PC and console alike) and people talk about what they are or aren't excited about buying this week.  It's as addictive as the Steam Sale thread, and I've found a lot of great games from seeing others excited in those threads that had previously been entirely off my radar.

OO is now full of fuddy duddies that won't spend more than $6 for a game.

and then only if I can make a good bit back off trading cards.

 icon_biggrin
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TDS-Jon Stewart to take summer off,John Oliver to fill in on: September 06, 2013, 04:55:51 PM
OK, I am confused. Can't you just watch Colbert Report on the web even if you are in the UK or any other non-US barbarian place where they don't broadcast the Legendary Stephen Colbert?
127  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 04, 2013, 04:08:32 PM

Quote from: raydude on September 04, 2013, 01:28:27 PM

Quote from: Rip on September 01, 2013, 01:02:25 PM

Quote from: Canuck on September 01, 2013, 08:35:22 AM

I think  Obama is probably happy to have passed the buck. He's probably not looking forward to something that he is pushing being rejected but if it is then he can say his hands are tied. Win/win for Obama.

and a lose/lose for America.

Wait, I'm confused. So if he attacks without consulting Congress it's Obama's fault. If he consults Congress but still attacks it's Obama's fault. If he doesn't attack without consulting Congress it's Obama's fault. If he doesn't attack because of Congress it's Obama's fault. Sounds like someone has a case of 'I just don't like Obama'.

I didn't say anything about Obama's fault. I said lose/lose for America and could give a shit about who is at fault. Anything we do unilaterally in this case is a loss when the dust settles.
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: September 03, 2013, 03:22:21 AM
I try to visit both but your R&P forum is rather slow.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Training Camps\Preseason on: September 02, 2013, 09:18:11 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 02, 2013, 09:06:20 PM

Tebow at least has had some NFL experience, even if he's sitting at a 50% completion rate.  But I guess they don't want anything to take away from Ryan Mallett waiting in the wings.

3rd year, 1-4 for 17 yards last year and a pick.  That 5.2 QB rating really makes you believe that the Patriots are all-or-nothing on Brady.

We all know that can never go wrong.   drool
130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: September 02, 2013, 05:15:25 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 02, 2013, 03:44:32 AM


What a totally awesome, RAD ending.   icon_lol
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prison Architect [PC/Steam] on: September 02, 2013, 02:48:01 AM
While we are throwing out tips.

Capacitors must be in a square next to a pow gen. Even the corner, so always leave a buffer around them.

CCCCC
CGGGC
CGGGC
CGGGC
CCCCC

For a total of sixteen capacitors Also when running two pow gen keep them isolated, if they cross you will drop both grids and they will not restart.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prison Architect [PC/Steam] on: September 02, 2013, 02:41:24 AM
This is another in my rotation. Steam says a whopping 150hrs.

Not so sure yet how crazy I am about this release. Still need to spend a few more hours with it, but overall love where the game is going so far.

As with anything I want MORE and FASTER. I doubt any developer will ever keep up with my desire on that front.
133  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 02, 2013, 02:02:13 AM
Well at least one person was dressed to launch some missles.



My guess is Al-Assad would have caught it right upside his face.
134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hello, NSA can you help me recover deleted e-mail? on: September 02, 2013, 01:49:23 AM
This is friggin hilarious.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/01/hilarious-video-shows-man-call-nsa-in-attempt-to-recover-deleted-email/

135  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 01, 2013, 09:29:23 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on September 01, 2013, 08:58:25 PM

I find it odd that an NBC poll says 80% of Americans want Obama to bomb Syria when I don't know of a single person who does.

I thnk the poll is actually that 80% want him to see congressional approval before bombing. Even NBC can't rig a poll that far out of whack.
136  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 01, 2013, 01:02:25 PM

Quote from: Canuck on September 01, 2013, 08:35:22 AM

I think  Obama is probably happy to have passed the buck. He's probably not looking forward to something that he is pushing being rejected but if it is then he can say his hands are tied. Win/win for Obama.

and a lose/lose for America.
137  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Germany's War on Homeschooling on: August 31, 2013, 09:42:17 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on August 31, 2013, 08:29:48 PM

Is it an overreach of government to require parents to school their kids at all?

Ale

No.
138  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Germany's War on Homeschooling on: August 31, 2013, 04:34:23 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on August 31, 2013, 10:31:42 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on August 31, 2013, 01:54:43 AM

Quote from: Rip on August 30, 2013, 08:32:45 PM

Disgusting load of crap they are pulling.

But what do you expect from the country that gave the world Hitler Youth?

The US is supporting it because those in power right now would love nothing more than to force all our youth into indoctination camp, err I mean public school.

Since even ATB has not yet suggested that the American military bases in Germany are involved in rounding up German families for forced schooling, the only "support" you could possibly be referring to is the denial of asylum.


Quote from: Rip on August 31, 2013, 06:44:18 AM

No< I mean suppoting it by pressuring Germany to change the law. As with any policy you disagree with there are planty of things you can do between nothing and granting asylum to people subjected to it. I would not suggest homosexuals from Russia be granted asylum either, but I certainly think we should apply pressure on them to chage.


In the post quoted above, you claimed that "those in power right now would love nothing more than to force all our youth into indoctrination camps."  Your litmus test is that those in power right now aren't putting enough international pressure on Germany to change a national policy that dates back ninety-five years.

What are some examples of previous American administrations putting sufficient amounts of pressure on Germany to change their stance on homeschooling?  Or would you contend that George W. Bush, his father, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan also colluded with the Germans to force our children into indoctrination camps?

-Autistic Angel

I would say all administrations in recent history don't really care for homeschooling. Whether or not they pressure Germany is irrelevant. Just as in the case of spying on citizens none of them are interested in the individual rights.  They would all prefer to see the government oversee ALL education and spend more time fighting over what should be taught there than any interest in allowing the actual parents to choose what their children are taught. There are not many politicians that don't think the government knows better, they are only interested in choosing what those government decisions are. Whereas I am more interested in that being the parents place no matter how much I agree or disagree with what exactly those parents teach their kids. As long as they aren't teaching them to kill people and eat them or some crazy crap like that.
139  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Germany's War on Homeschooling on: August 31, 2013, 06:49:31 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on August 31, 2013, 05:57:06 AM

Quote from: ATB on August 31, 2013, 03:20:07 AM

Also, asylum isn't the issue here. Freedom for parents to do what they think is best for their children is.  However, I'm sure you'll continue to focus on the [edit] former.

Unless any of us are from Germany, we don't really have a say in what "freedoms" people have in Germany regarding education. And I don't think you'll find many people who think education policy is worth sanctioning or otherwise antagonizing an enemy over, so there's really no way for the United States to influence that.

The question at hand in America is whether not being able to homeschool your kids in Germany raises to the level of a human rights abuse that justifies granting asylum to homeschooling parents. Given that we *don't* grant asylum for far more egregiously abusive policies of other foreign governments, that's a hard question to answer in the affirmative.

I agree, I have no problem with the Asylum denial.
140  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Germany's War on Homeschooling on: August 31, 2013, 06:44:18 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on August 31, 2013, 01:54:43 AM

Quote from: Rip on August 31, 2013, 12:59:11 AM

Perhaps you should read back and let me know where it is I said anything about the asylum?


Okay.

Quote from: Rip on August 30, 2013, 08:32:45 PM

Disgusting load of crap they are pulling.

But what do you expect from the country that gave the world Hitler Youth?

The US is supporting it because those in power right now would love nothing more than to force all our youth into indoctination camp, err I mean public school.

Since even ATB has not yet suggested that the American military bases in Germany are involved in rounding up German families for forced schooling, the only "support" you could possibly be referring to is the denial of asylum.

By the way, since Nazism is such an reasonable touchstone for the dangers of state-sponsored schooling, what are some of the major initiatives you'd attribute to the last sixty years of Hitler Youth graduates?

-Autistic Angel

No< I mean suppoting it by pressuring Germany to change the law. As with any policy you disagree with there are planty of things you can do between nothing and granting asylum to people subjected to it. I would not suggest homosexuals from Russia be granted asylum either, but I certainly think we should apply pressure on them to chage.
141  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 31, 2013, 01:09:15 AM

Quote from: ATB on August 31, 2013, 12:21:42 AM

Quote from: Canuck on August 30, 2013, 11:37:38 PM

and the Rebel forces had yet to be coopted by the religious and al-queda fighters.

But given that they are now, you still would support aiding our enemies?

That and I would argue they were largely co-opted then, you just didn't know it yet.

In the end since I consider both parties an enemy, horrific acts or not why should I carry the water when none of there friends will? I reject the notion that it is our responsibilty to act simply because people got gassed. Particularly in such a hypocritical fashion. Why this one? Why not {insert huge list of CW attacks}?
142  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Germany's War on Homeschooling on: August 31, 2013, 12:59:11 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on August 31, 2013, 12:42:18 AM

Quote from: ATB on August 31, 2013, 12:15:57 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on August 30, 2013, 11:18:15 PM

Oh, side note:

I honestly do like it when American Conservatives suddenly get super militant about something as obscure as century-old German homeschooling laws.  

-Autistic Angel

It's funny how obvious your google warrior mentality undergirds everything you do and how you then you pretend like you're knowledgeable about a subject.    icon_lol


Quoted in full so people can see how you deleted the second line of my post, in which I specifically reference researching this topic to figure out what you were talking about, so that you could deliver this zinger about how I research topics before forming opinions about them.

Good one, by the way.


Quote from: ATB on August 31, 2013, 12:20:03 AM

As a large portion of those who homeschool do so because of religious belief, one can see it as a federal level of religious intolerance.  Also, as that same large portion often finds the public education lacking and an ineffective and gross waste of resources, one could also reason that home schoolers would rather not have their children's time wasted by the slow paced educational, overcrowded and sometimes dangerous public school setting.


ATB, Rip, and the hard-Right conservatives at the HSLDA believe Germans who want to homeschool their children should be granted political asylum in the United States.  I wonder how many other downtrodden would-be immigrants the Conservative movement is willing to throw open the doors to protect.


"My country is besieged by drug cartels and protection rackets run by corrupt police!  Give us asylum!"

"Of course!  Come on in, everyone!"


"Please, we need asylum!  Our country compels hundred-hour work weeks for pennies a day, forces us to live in slums, and even forces us to have abortions!"

"Yes!  What are you waiting for, come right over!"


"My parents brought me into the United States illegally when I was just two years old!  I have been born and raised as an American my entire life; I literally have no place else to go!"

"What?  What kind of sociopathic monster would oppose a pathway to citizenship for an educated taxpayer like yourself?  We would never try to kill the DREAM Act...."

-Autistic Angel

Perhaps you should read back and let me know where it is I said anything about the asylum? My issues is with the German policy itself and in particular the thuggish, jackbooted way it is enforced. On the up side the kids sure got an education in how militaristic agencies of "so called" law interact with non-violent people who try to make waves and question the states right to teach them to believe whatever they choose.

143  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Germany's War on Homeschooling on: August 31, 2013, 12:47:37 AM
You should note I am not at all religious. My children could count on their fingers the number of times they have been to church and are fully aware I scoff at organized religion.

I am however a staunch believer on individual freedoms, I am focused on making sure my children focus on math, education, reading, and science. My children do attend public school but I have homeschooled them at times I felt I needed to. My issues are usually more about the fluff, dragging down some so others can be drug up to speed, and political skewing of education to further agendas I disagree with.

In the end it is about a parents desires about the education of their children outweighing a governments desires by miles and miles. Perhaps if your public schools were the joke that ones around here are at times you would feel different. But go ahead and believe whatever the teachers unions want you to. It is obvious by things like the attempt to stop a state approved vouchers program here by the feds that success/quality of the education is not what they are really worried about. I have met so many Louisiana teachers that I would say border ignorant it makes me want to cry sometimes. But hey they pay their dues and go on strike or take a sick day to protest/march when told.
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 30, 2013, 08:37:38 PM
Could be a matter of still getting things straight on the new server. Still haven't gotten the new server info from FP so I can't check but I am sure we will get it more prepared this weekend.
145  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Germany's War on Homeschooling on: August 30, 2013, 08:32:45 PM
Disgusting load of crap they are pulling.

But what do you expect from the country that gave the world Hitler Youth?

The US is supporting it because those in power right now would love nothing more than to force all our youth into indoctination camp, err I mean public school.
146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This may be your favorite cover of an AC/DC song on: August 30, 2013, 05:26:13 PM
Nothing about how she plays or the resulting sound of the song fits with the song, you know absent music.

AC/DC had this pretty perfect. The sound fed into the words you were singing/hearing and amplified the feeling that resulted.

If it isn't right with my eyes closed nothing I can see when I open them really changes that much.
147  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 30, 2013, 05:17:04 PM
I'm guessing he means weak as in unable to acheive the results we want.

I doubt anyone thinks we are unable to wreak utter destruction, but we routinely fail to meet our goals with the actions we choose to take.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 30, 2013, 02:10:40 AM
Short explanation posted on the new server and DNS updated by FP/ImLawboy.

Just an FYI for those interested.
149  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: August 30, 2013, 01:18:02 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 30, 2013, 12:24:04 AM

Ben-ami Kadish and Jonathan Pollard.  How is it news that the Israelis spy on us?  We bend over backwards to carry water for them internationally, give them sweetheart deals on our technology, and even then, they try to steal the secrets that we won't give them.


We were spying on them and them on us well before those events. I think people (not I) are more surprised that they appear on the same level of the threat list as the likes of NK. What people don't realize is what our relationship friendliness wise is with a country has VERY little to do with it, the criteria is about ability. If Canada had as much capability of spying on us as Israel they would be there as well.
150  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 30, 2013, 12:56:24 AM
We should remember as well when considering whether Russia "really" cares about whther Syria uses CW against the rebels that they themselves used CW against chechyen rebels who had taken hostages in a "rescue" attempt and the agent itself killed all but one of the rebels AND the hostages. Perhaps Russia is the one who in fact gave whoever did initiate the attack the suggestion via an "advisor".
151  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: August 29, 2013, 11:37:50 PM
As I noted, in many ways we trust our "friends" even less than our enemies, and our own people even less yet.

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/319513-leaked-documents-reveal-us-sees-israel-as-a-major-spying-threat

If anyone in the intel business ever says they trust you, watch your back.
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 29, 2013, 10:01:44 PM
Virtualmin is what I used when I was hosting. It has been a couple years though so I hesitate to start saying things with out a little refresher reading of the manual.

When  had started though I had never heard of it and found plenty of resources and places to get help, so not worried that we can get on top of it.
153  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: August 29, 2013, 09:11:47 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 29, 2013, 09:06:03 PM

Quote from: Exodor on August 29, 2013, 07:25:32 PM

Justice Department will not block Colorado and Washington's legal pot laws.

Good, but they still need to change the laws at the federal level rather then ignore them.    There is nothing stopping the next president from going back to enforcing the laws as they are.

Unfortuanately, there is also nothing forcing him to enforce any that he doesn't care for.
154  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 29, 2013, 08:39:25 PM
He is probably offering to not only agree to the Syria attack but to send Snowden home if everyone will ban the display of those portraits of him and send back or execute the guy who painted them.

 icon_biggrin
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 29, 2013, 05:18:24 PM

Quote from: Carpet_pissr on August 29, 2013, 05:08:44 PM

So it wasn't even a technical issue at all?

Not the initial cause for this long outage, we would have had a short one if the move had been done correctly and honestly but the longevity and the current technical issues are a business dispute gone off the tracks on a crazy train.
156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 29, 2013, 05:04:39 PM
Yea BurstNET is the DC owner and VD was our hosting company, during a planned move from BurstNET's old DC to a NEW one while the first truck VD loaded was being moved to the new DC VD grabbed all the other server, loaded them in another truck and made off to another crappy and poorly connected DC where they have been struggling to get what servers they had left up (about 50% or so at this point or less). There was 300 servers in the first load that made it to the new DC and BurstNET has got them. Ours was in the group VD still has.

The reasoning for this it is strongly rumored is that VD owed BurstNEt many months of invoices as well as the leasing company that actually owns most all of the servers. Amounts suspected to reach into several hundred thousand dollars. For a kicker it has come to light that this is not the first time that Volumedrive has pulled this type of fast one.

Drama at it's best.
157  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 29, 2013, 04:54:38 PM
I wonder if it is getting under the POTUS's skin that Cameron is having to convince Parliment that strikes are justified.

Where do they get off giving everyone the impression that the supreme leader of a democratic nation can't just launch attacks on someone because he decided it was needed.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 29, 2013, 03:14:32 PM

Quote from: Carpet_pissr on August 29, 2013, 03:13:34 PM

Actually, I'm curious.  Can someone explain what happened exactly, in non IT Manager terms?  But more explicit than "OO went poof!" ?

Did the server we were hosted on crash, and was not backed up or something?

Just wondering.

http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1296858

Enjoy!
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 29, 2013, 03:06:24 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on August 29, 2013, 03:03:49 PM

Quote from: KKBlue on August 29, 2013, 02:58:33 PM

The death of OO has caused the stages to become blatantly apparent. BTW, I do believe in afterlife so fingers crossed OO will arise again.

Hey, now.  Death is a strong word.  OO is merely resting.  And waiting.

In the deep.

Hiding in a datacenter (if you can call it that) in PA looking desperately for a crack in the dungeon big enough to wiggle out of.
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thanks America! on: August 29, 2013, 06:09:22 AM

Quote from: Davidbld on August 28, 2013, 06:44:06 PM

I'd never had any food give me explosive diarrhea before until I had chips with the fake fat "Olean" I can't believe those things got to market. They were pulled quickly, but still.

When they say anal leakage they mean it, whatever is in there is gonna leak out. Who would have guessed that people wouldn't want to eat them?
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