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by JohnSmith
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Climategate II -
Replies: 23
Views: 3651

Aren't we over this? There was no climategate in the first place. Nada. The scientists aren't making shit up. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15373071

Completely independent study, run by skeptics, funded by skeptics. Don't know what else you want.
by JohnSmith
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The problem with active military
Replies: 64
Views: 8178

IntLibber, you're correct that I've never read the Geneva Conventions. I also don't care about them. What some guys somewhere decided was lawful and unlawful has no bearing on what I think is right and wrong. And as I've said, again and again, I don't care near so much about the actual attack as the...
by JohnSmith
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: The problem with active military
Replies: 64
Views: 8178

Assuming those statistics are correct, it could also be that they like democracy, but hate - oh I don't know, randomly being gunned down? Having soldiers run over their car with a tank? Scaring or killing flocks of sheep? Insulting their children? Generally being asses to everyone? Why do you always...
by JohnSmith
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: The problem with active military
Replies: 64
Views: 8178

Good eyes, evaitl! I missed that. I had to blow up the video, but I see the AKs now. I guess that kills my first point. They did talk about an RPG and enemy fire, but none of the video shows an RPG or fire towards the gunship. I'd say the van was the fault of the gunship. It was incredibly stupid to...
by JohnSmith
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The problem with active military
Replies: 64
Views: 8178

I don't care about WWII. Collateral damage is smaller. Great. Not small enough. I'm one of those liberal parasites that is against carpet bombing, remember? Killings and cover ups as part of war? No. The military is not supposed to be in charge. Democracy and all that. If the military can overrule -...
by JohnSmith
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The problem with active military
Replies: 64
Views: 8178

They're reporters. It's what they do. It's risky, and they accept that risk. I'm not pissed because a war reporter got killed by friendly fire, I'm pissed because a bunch of civs got killed by friendly fire, and then the US government lied about it. Since several Canadian military troops have been k...
by JohnSmith
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The problem with active military
Replies: 64
Views: 8178

Don't know. Sure wasn't suicide bombers, cause y'know, there's no way for a gunship to identify them. Also, 30mm cannon vs IED vest - err, yeah, not a good idea.

Did you even watch the vid?
by JohnSmith
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The problem with active military
Replies: 64
Views: 8178

Ok, you're a fast watcher! 17 minute video in under 3 minutes, it's a new record! Shut up and watch before you make any comments, simon.

* Edit again! - And what on earth does suicide bombers have to do with this video, anyway?!
by JohnSmith
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The problem with active military
Replies: 64
Views: 8178

The problem with active military

They're bloodthirsty. http://collateralmurder.com/ The problem isn't specific to the US military, but since there is now proof in this case, it's a great example of the problem. They want to shoot, make up evidence so they get authorization to shoot, and go 'oops, oh well' if they screw up. And the ...
by JohnSmith
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 83855

Well, as long as I'm not having a psychotic break, welcome to talk-polywell!
by JohnSmith
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 83855

Weird...
I've never seen you before... and I did the whois lookup earlier today. Phone number associated with emc2fusion.org looks to be Bussard's home number, while the one with emc2fusion.com looks like the EMC2 office.

Maybe I'm developing a split personality?
by JohnSmith
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I Need A New Computer
Replies: 62
Views: 10777

Well, I've never seen this in person, but I'm told that a faulty power supply can have bad enough surges and brownouts that the rest of the system fails to boot, or acts oddly after boot.

It's worth checking if you've got a spare, anyway.
by JohnSmith
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: emc2's website
Replies: 232
Views: 83855

Hey Tom, don't say that. If I wake up now, I'm going to be really disappointed :(

This is awesome though, it's really promising that Dr. Nebel thinks it's possible. Maybe it's time to start tossing my Resume at them? :P
by JohnSmith
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I Need A New Computer
Replies: 62
Views: 10777

You sort of mentioned this, but do you have a spare power supply you can try? Sounds sort of like it might have died.
by JohnSmith
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I Need A New Computer
Replies: 62
Views: 10777

The problem isn't the drivers you have now, it's the driver's you'll need for the new computer. Almost every piece of hardware, up to and including the chips on the motherboard that control memory access, need their own drivers, and each model of motherboard can use different chips. Mostly the OS ha...