* Posts by Ghostman

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It's fake ooze, don't fall for fake ooze: Alien fossils found on Mars might just be simple chemistry, uni pair warn

Ghostman

Re: Never mind fossils

Now you see it....

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020-raw-images/pub/ods/surface/sol/00170/ids/edr/browse/zcam/ZR0_0170_0682013832_178EBY_N0060410ZCAM08183_1100LMJ01_1200.jpg

Now you don't

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/ZR0_0170_0682013832_178EBY_N0060410ZCAM08183_1100LMJ#.YRaiPm8LYuk.twitter

I see it in both photos.

Guntrader breach perp: I don't think it's a crime to dump 111k people's details online in Google Earth format

Ghostman

Re: My ten cents (or pence)

It will let you only read the first two paragraphs.

Complete opposite here in the US.

The "left" in the US don't believe in the Constitution. They invariably violate the 1st Amendment by not allowing anyone to voice a differing opinion, down to destroying places that conservatives are scheduled to speak. They want to abolish the 2nd because they are afraid of firearms, particularly the "scary looking" ones.

A Ruger 10/22 semi-auto rifle, firing .22 caliber rim fire shells can be made,by their definition, an "assault rifle" by clanging out the standard stock to an aftermarket one.

They don't believe in choice, they believe that you should have what they want you to have.

Dozens of Iranian media websites devoured by the Great Satan, apparently

Ghostman

Re: Pravda?

Examples please. People spread lies about the new laws in Georgia. I offer them a copy of the new law, with each line of the document numbered, and ask for them to show where "voter suppression" is in the new law.

"They voted out the ballot drop boxes!" Ballot drop boxes were never voted in as law, it was a resolution due to the pandemic. They DID vote in that at least one ballot drop box has to be available, in a monitored location, in each county.

"They want you to have to show an ID before you can vote. My grandma can't get to the DMV and get a

state issued ID." I guess you missed out on reading the lines of what is an approved ID.

Does your granny get a Social security check, use Medicare/Medicaid? Does she have a Social Security Card then? Guess what, she already has one of the acceptable IDs.

"They set up the precincts so the lines are too long, you get thirsty, and hungry, and wait too long."

Water can be given out by poll workers if the line is long, food vendors (not representatives of candidates) can sell food and drinks, if the line is too long (more than an hour wait) in metro areas a bus set up for the election and extra poll workers will arrive and handle the overflow. (Yes, all that is in the new law.)

so, just keep listening to Sister Stacy, who is under investigation of attempting to register people from out of state, ineligible to vote (prisoners, illegal aliens) and dead people for the 2020 races.

Bringing gigabit internet to Rural America requires equitable spectrum access, claims industry body

Ghostman

One way to fix this

I've repeatedly proposed that the utility services share the cost of burying a 6 foot high, oval shaped pipeline along the right-of-way for rural roads. One side would carry electrical service, The other side would carry phone, fiber, and cable lines. A platform in the bottom of the pipe would provide a protected area for gas pipelines.

Similar underground pipelines could carry the high tension lines.

This would negate the need for telephone poles (actually misnamed since most are owned by the power companies), high tension tower lines, and power poles used to tie the houses into the power lines.

One upside to the underground infrastructure would be that the utilities would be protected from disasters like the outbreak of tornadoes we have had here in the southeast US, the damage done by ice storms and broken branches, and the never ending problem of some drivers who for different reasons go "Off-roading" and knock down the poles. Knocked down poles usually get fixed in a day. Problems like the tornado outbreak, blizzards, and hurricanes sometimes take weeks with crews from several states called in to help do the repairs. In 2017 we had part of a hurricane come through mid-Georgia and power was out four days. For two days our area was shut off due to the large number of trees blocking roads. If the underground utility pipeline had been in use, power, phone, and internet would have still been available.

Starlink's latent China crisis could spark a whole new world of warcraft

Ghostman

Re: A question

IF the shed/shack/utility room had a fiberglass panel roof. I have seen some dishes inside attics where there was a skylight.

So, bye-bye mighty nerd haven Fry’s, took Silicon to the Valley... and now you must die

Ghostman

Two years ago I quit going to Fry's since the employees seemed to have no time for customers. The managers were more interested in moving product from place to place, usually in the wrong place and price point.

I once stood in line asking a question to the cashier, no one would stop running from place to place and check on some components (M/b, case, processor, memory, video card, NVME, around $600 worth).

She kept saying she didn't know about those items and I kept asking her to call someone from tech, or a manager. Her response was: I think they're busy right now. Wouldn't call anybody up front.

I stood still and blocked the line until she did. Manager would call back and say handle it and hang up.

I would get her to call back. Same thing. Got her to call back and I answered the phone.

He started to cuss out the cashier and was surprised when I told him to shut the F up.

I let him know that I had waited in the tech department for someone to write up an order and confirm that the items were in stock. I WOULD get them myself but they are in a locked cabinet. I could still get them if you don't mind me getting the bolt cutters out of truck and opening up the cabinet.

He didn't seem to like that idea and he wouldn't meet me at the cabinet, but would send a tech rep when they got through with the item on hand. I guess he forgot you can see into the in store cafe from the front registers.

I left the registers and went toward the Tech area, went past the unmanned register, waved my empty hands at the security cameras, and went out the alarmed emergency exit.

Texas blacks out, freezes, and even stops sending juice to semiconductor plants. During a global silicon shortage

Ghostman
Flame

having already gone through the comments, I'd like to address the one issue that many of the posters forget. The majority of Texas never-ever see snow or temperatures in the freezing range (32 F), and some parts have only seen freezing temps or snow in over a century.

There hasn't been a need for snowplows or the type of "winterizing" that some of you suggest was needed. Granted, they now wish it had been done, but it's been said hindsight is 20/20 and cooda/shooda is not helping anyone.

Calling this "climate change" is a fools errand since it was caused by a polar vortex that pushed father south than usual, one of those once in a century events.

Central Texas is where migratory birds go to winter since it basically stays warm there and the birds have a better chance of survival. If it stayed cold there, why would they fly all that distance to keep warm? Right now, my bird feeder empties twice a week with the influx of birds coming East to get away from the path of the polar vortex (I live in Byron, Ga. 998 miles East of San Antonio). I see groups of birds not normally seen this far East clustered around my feeders.

If you are so concerned about the people in Texas, come over with firewood, generators, propane tanks and heaters, mops, sponges, squeegees, and plenty of extra warm clothes (dry socks and underwear would be nice). If you can't come, donate to an organization that can help.

Icon because some in Texas would love to have fire to keep warm.

Hero to Jezero: Perseverance, NASA's most advanced geologist rover, lands on Mars, beams back first pics

Ghostman

Re: What a Conundrum

You have to blame the Democrats that voted for Trump in the primaries.

British voyeur escapes US extradition over 770 cases of webcam malware

Ghostman

Re: Those Remote Access Trojans can be very convenient

Yep, Arlo Guthrie could write some good ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT2WEcf8GQs

FCC mulls booting China Telecom from US networks over its ties with Beijing

Ghostman

Re: Trumps lapdogs

Are you a supporter of the Chinese communist party? Might we check your garage and see if you have a commie flag hanging in there?

No, you can't call home and let us check with your wife. She might be in cahoots with you.

It's not just the economy and bad management messing with Kmart - ransomware crews are there too

Ghostman

Mangled management Yes, Oh Yes

i was there for 20 years, saw all the ways on how to not run a company. Corporate got to where they didn't seem to care about customers, just increase daily sales.

They began the death spiral of dollars to schedule, rather than when you have demand or not.

i managed a store when we had a snow storm, a rare event in south Ga. Didn't matter that I was one of two that could get to the store until later in the day, and we did a killer business on batteries, candles, matches, heaters, firewood, blankets and many other cold weather goods.

Salary dollars were cut since we lost sales that day. The work week went from Thursday to Wednesday. Got a call from regional that I had to cut salary by about 1000$. This was Tuesday. My reply was "Which store is going to send some managers to help me open and run the store since I will be the only person in the building?" Told I'd just have to do the best I could and I said I guess I will keep the doors locked, let in one person at a time, and let another customer in when i get through ringing them up. Of course I'll have to keep the doors closed if I have to use the bathroom and during lunch. Of course I could just leave them open and probably half the store will somehow just disappear during the day.

Regional didn't want to hear anything about that until I reminded them I would have a sign in the front window explaining why there wasn't anyone in the building but me. I'm sure customers will understand about salary dollars at work and not go to the Walmart a mile and a half up the street.

Six months later, I went on a vacation that just coincidentally had the 20th anniversary of my employment date. Didn't go back, but did send my resignation letter by registered mail dated for two weeks before my vacation.

Glastonbury hippy shop Hemp in Avalon rapped for spouting 'plandemic' pseudoscience

Ghostman

Re: This forum Sums up the current state of things...

Ah. Well technically you are correct - 98% of scientists agree that man made climate change is real.

Where did you get that figure from? I, and many others would not agree with that.

Let's check in now with the new California monolith... And it's gone, torn down by a bunch of MAGA muppets

Ghostman

Have you ever thought

That they might be the group that put it up?

Ghostman

Re: Let's call them what they are

Are they ACTUALLY associated with MAGA? Don't see any MAGA hats or shirts. Who made the determination they were with MAGA?

Mysterious metal monolith found in 'very remote' part of Utah

Ghostman

Re: Remote location

Remote location where one can get stuck even if they know the area, but somebody managed to get a big chunk of steel up there unnoticed and get back out without asking for help. Yeah, sounds legit.

UPDATE UTAH: The monolith has disappeared, seemingly overnight.

https://www.facebook.com/BLMUtah/posts/3816317375067234

Bureau of Land Management , the federal agency that oversees National Parks, says they did not remove the object.

They’ve only gone and bloody done it – yawn – again! NASA, SpaceX send four to ISS

Ghostman

Re: The force is with them

In the Mandalorian he's just called "The Kid".

The revolution will not be televised because my television has been radicalised

Ghostman

Re: endless stream of recommendations to watch videos

Sounds like YouTube.

Ghostman
Headmaster

Re: 11600 people

Trump's "Million MAGA march" this weekend.... got 11600 people. Hillbillies with beards screaming racist hate. Just 11600.

So much for the liars. Fox News, Hannity, Carlson, Pirro, Ingrahams, all parroted the Trump lies, only 11600 people believed them. One America Network / Sputnik Russian news? No traction at all.

1%.

"Find the "Off" button for the TV"

This.

Go be that shadow in the sand, go see those 'Leonids' tonight, go dive in that lagoon and have that beach bbq. If it's snowey? Go make that snow angel, go sledding with your kids.

Trump the loser has lost. His lawyers are deserting him, Republicans are distancing themselves, nobody is endorsing his 2024 bid, TV channels are planning their new schedules with their new presenters and their new directions.

Girlfriend Stacy still got you by the naughty parts, telling you to be angry and vindictive at a person who lost the election? Go back to kissing her ring and dreaming about how you and she will transform Georgia, then America in your vision of a Socialist/Communistic state.

PS: and YOU talk about not spewing hate?

Police chopper chasing a crim near an airport? Ideal time to use my laser pointer, says Texas idiot now behind bars

Ghostman

Re: hopefully prosecutions elsewhere too

You are correct in that sense, but it is legal to use as a crowd dispersal agent according to the Chemical Weapons Convention (1997)

I still haven't found anything disallowing the use of Castor Oil vapor though.

Ghostman

Re: hopefully prosecutions elsewhere too

@" It's one of the few things a protestor can do that I'd happily rule justification for use of live ammo."

Obviously protestors shining lights at police doesn't justify deadly use of force.

You have Trump supporting gunmen killing police while pretending to be BLM protestors, if laser-pointers were enough to justify deadly use of force, then Trump's boys wouldn't need to spice it up with some false-flag police murders. Police murders by Trump supporters:

https://www.salon.com/2020/06/17/far-right-boogaloo-boy-killed-officer-after-using-black-lives-matter-protest-as-cover-prosecutors/

"Far-right “Boogaloo boy” killed officer after using Black Lives Matter protest as cover: prosecutors"

You know your boy "Unindicted Co-Conspirator #1" will start to get really desperate near the end of his term. The whole reason he's trying to damage the USA right now is to force an exit deal, Nixon style.

Fox News and his enablers think he won't throw them under a bus if they help him try to keep power, but he will. It's all about him now, they're the suckers he's fooled.

I think they should make him President for life despite the election loss.... President of Landscaping.

* Hannity Ingrahams and Tucker Carlson can go down with that sinking ship, but Fox Execs need to cut the links to those 'anchors' before they drag FN down with them.

Stacey's' boyfriend is back, and forgot to take his meds again.

Feds throw book at eBay execs who deny they had anything to do with cyberstalking of site's critics

Ghostman

We might even come by your house!

You're critical of us, and we will come by and let you know how upset we are. probably get in your garage and mess up your car.

OK, just don't tell me when you'll be here.

Why, you gonna run away?

Nope, I live in Georgia.

What has that got to do with anything?

Not only do I get to carry a gun on my person, but we get to shoot trespassers.

OH CRAP. click brrrrrrrrrrrrr

You can't spell 'electronics' without 'elect': The time for online democracy has come

Ghostman

If you think cost of a voter ID is a form of suppressing low income voting-

What about the cost of a computer, peripherals, and internet?

Ghostman

Re: A single system across the US

" ...If the US had a single electronic voting system across the country ..." Uncle Putin would only need to crack ONE password!

That would be hard to do since there are no Federal elections. All elections are handled through state election laws, even those for president.

Ghostman

Re: And there speaks someone who knows little about voting in other countries...

Sorry to bust your bubble, but I'm white and it took 2 hours to vote last election. This time i voted early and it took several hours on a Monday to do so.

What state law are you referring to? I can't find what you're posting about anywhere in Georgia law.

It seems you have an axe to grind and don't care if what you use to portray it is true or not.

I bet you still believe that Kemp kept 87,000 black voters from the polls in the last election. You do know that there were white, Asian, Hispanic, native Americans, and others in that group.

That included those who were being purged from the rolls because they were dead, had not voted in over 7 years, filled out their voter applications wrong or incomplete.

Note: Those that showed up at the polls were given a provisional ballot and given a week to provide correct information (as in: I'm not dead, I may not have voted in a while, but I'm here now) phone number address, finish filling out the form. If the information on the voter registration wasn't corrected in that time, the provisional ballot was rejected.

Your gun grabbing friend Stacy just caused a lot of people to get pissed off because she didn't give the whole story.

Ghostman

Re: And there speaks someone who knows little about voting in other countries...

Hi, I'm Jerry, and I approve this message.

Ghostman

In Georgia, USA, a Georgia State issued Voter ID is FREE and is good for 8 years.

Ghostman

The challenge is: Are you who you say you are, and are you registered to vote?

Your state issued drivers license or photo ID card (Military ID is good too) can be used.

If you wish to cash a check, what do you use for identification?

If you drive, what do you have to have to drive a vehicle?

If you wish to pawn something, which I've heard that some people do when they need ready cash, what do you present in order to complete the transaction?

When you are called for jury duty, which uses the voter registration rolls, what do you use for ID when asked?

So again, tell me how Voter ID is a form of voter suppression since there are a myriad of things a DL or State issued ID is used for.

Would you think a DNA sample would be voter suppression?

Elizabeth Holmes' plan to avoid her Theranos fraud trial worked out about as well as her useless blood-testing machines

Ghostman

Re: "psychologist Mindy Mechanic"

I thought the phrase went "When you're a kid with a hammer, everything looks like a nail."

What are you gonna do? Give me detention? Illinois schools ban pyjamas in online classes

Ghostman

Re: Mighty Maxim

There used to be (still is? I don't know ... it was forty years ago, or thereabouts) a gambling & drinking establishment in Auburn, California. I can't remember their name, but I do remember their bumpersticker:

<bar logo & name> "Liquor in the front, poker in the rear"

There was also the establishment that had a large replica of a revolver across the front. The name was Pistol Dawn.

their logo, "Drink All Night, Pistol dawn".

Ghostman

Re: Having

answered work calls while lying in a bed (in hospital wired to the machine that goes "ping")

I heard many years ago that the NHS loves the "machine that goes PING".

Yes, yes, that machine, with the melodious voice that every few minutes goes piiinngggg.

Toshiba formally and finally exits laptop business

Ghostman

Around 2015

You could put one on display, come back a few weeks later and pick it up, and all the case screws would fall out. Saw quite a few where the hinges just came loose.

Another anti-immigrant rant goes viral in America – and this time it's by a British, er, immigrant tech CEO

Ghostman
Happy

Re: We hear these stories all the time

Hi person. Greetings from the Byron, Ga. USA. Home of Middle Georgia Raceway where the 1970 Pop Festival was held.

Smiley because, well sometimes one is needed.

Cool IT support drones never look at explosions: Time to resolution for misbehaving mouse? Three seconds

Ghostman
Alien

it quits working when I----

One problematic fix i had to do was an older gentleman kept bringing in his laptop complaining that his wi-fi quit working. Turn on laptop, connect to my wi-fi, worked fine every time he brought the laptop in.

Shortly before I retired he had the laptop back in. My wi-fi isn't working, and hasn't worked properly since the last time i saw you.

Again, connected to the wi-fi I used and it worked fine (I had learned to just leave the connection in the list).

Showed him it worked fine and again asked if he had any problems with his other wireless devices.

He said he never had any problems with his phone or tablet, but every time he plugged in the Ethernet cord, his wi-fi quit working on his laptop.

Cue Loony Tunes music and a Yosemite Sam angry face.

Hooray, space boffins have finally got InSight lander's heat probe back into Martian ground again

Ghostman
Happy

Game time

Supervisor: You've been at that for almost six months. Any progress?

Boffins: Not much. This is the slowest game I've ever played.

Supervisor: What game are you playing?

Boffins together: Why, Whack-A-Mole sir.

OK, so you've air-gapped that PC. Cut the speakers. Covered the LEDs. Disconnected the monitor. Now, about the data-leaking power supply unit...

Ghostman

All you gotta do is---

play some bagpipe music, very loudly.

Good folk of Forfar: Alan Hattel would like you all to know he's not dead despite what it says on his tombstone

Ghostman

Re: Spike Mulligan...

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19899/lester-moore

Here Lies Lester Moore

Four Slugs From A 44

No Less

No Moore

Actual grave marker in Boothill Graveyard Tombstone, Arizona

We’ve had enough of your beach-blocking shenanigans, California tells stubborn Sun co-founder: Kiss our lawsuit

Ghostman

Re: U.S. Constitution says what?

I would say that you need to get rid of the democrats. Try and get as many independents elected as you can.

Ghostman

Re: Americans are so polite

That's because in California only the rich (in general) can get permits and get armed protection.

The state legislature tries their best to disarm the populace, even though the Constitution says they can't.

Note: Celebrities, actors (even ones not American citizens), politicians, and the rich can get their permits, but regular citizens somehow or the other get their applications "lost".

BOFH: The case of the Boss's hidden USB inkjet printer

Ghostman
Alert

They could have said---

"Sorry, you were in the hospital, but now they've sent you to Hospice. We've had requests for organs to transplant, and some folks are in a hurry."

ACLU sues America's border cops: Tell us everything about these secret search teams targeting travelers

Ghostman
Mushroom

Re: "and believes the government needs to be accountable"

Another person that doesn't understand laws and regulations for buying military equipment.

Short of a nuclear warhead, any civilian with a Class III Federal Firearms license can buy and use any military surplus they wish.

M-16, M-60, M1-A1 tanks, Patriot Missile systems, I've even been to a government auction where bids were taken on a Minuteman missile.

Class III FFL applicants undergo very strict background and FBI checks.

Myself, I have permits and licenses to import "ammunition, components, firearms, and weapons of mass destruction" from Canada. My background checks from both countries took several months to complete, so it's not anything like the ATF Form 4473 and NICS background checks.

Internet jerk with million-plus fans starts 14-year stretch for bizarre dot-com armed robbery

Ghostman
Happy

Re: SME

Were these students mainly of the female persuasion, and possibly partialy undressed?

Londoner admits illegally accessing National Lottery accounts

Ghostman
Alien

Re: Statistically speaking, his chances of a prison sentence are low.

The chances of winning "anything" in a lottery is really 50%. You either win something, or you don't.

The alien since it isn't like an astronomical problem.

Are you who you say you are, sir? You are? That's all fine then

Ghostman

You are #1 in the Que

Tried to contact a streaming service about signing up. Went to their "chat room". Started chat, asked my questions, and hit send.

"You are #1 in the Que, a representative will be with you in a moment."

Five minutes later, "All Representatives are busy at the moment, we will start the chat when one gets available. you are number 6 in the Que".

This is underneath the banner advising 24/7 award wining support help.

Every few minutes the message came up with me getting farther down the line

UNTILL, someone brings up the chat page.

While I'm typing my response, the chat page closes.

Guess they didn't want my money, which they didn't get.

Chef melts under heat, will 86 future deals with family-separating US immigration agencies

Ghostman

Re: Good to know that they are not proponents of border security

Exactly! What about when OBAMA set up the immigration policies you are fussing about. Why didn't he/you protest when Obama had the children put in cages? Why didn't he/you protest when Obama started the separation policies? Don't blame Trump. Blame Obama.

You don't research who started what, you just go along with the "what can we blame Trump for today" crew.

Chef roasted for tech contract with family-separating US immigration, forks up attempt to quash protest

Ghostman

I like redheads, I'm partially disabled, I do business with blacks (often in my home), I'm not a woman, but I don't care if she's cute or not. I'm like Reverend Ike. As far as business goes, I don't see black, white, red, or yellow. I see green.

Ghostman

I see a lot of IRS audits in the future

Want to pull the software away from everybody just because you don't like the government? How many lawsuits for lost productivity from customers? Breach of contract?

IRS audits for him, his accountant, his family, his business, for years past.

Loss of future business?

The guy is more than likely screwed for the next 10-15 years.

Ghostman

Re: Flaming idiot, social justice warrior and political hack

"Locking them up and mistreating and abusing and neglecting them to the point of having many die is also illegal."

Links to proof of this would be nice, if you could ever find one.

If you have large numbers of refugees showing up, it takes time to process the cases.

The citizens are tired of the "refugees" coming in, given a court date for their case to be heard, and the "refugees" disappear and never show up.

California, where most of the "let them in" protesters live, has several large military bases that have been closed down. There are thousands of units of base housing and barracks that could be used to house them in fenced in, gated areas. Couple of security personnel at the gates and roving patrols to keep everything safe could insure that there is a place where family units could stay together.

Of course those who are loudest protesting the conditions of the refugee camps could take legal and financial responsibility for a busload at their home.

When the migrants show up at the border and fill out the paper declaring refugee status, each member is implanted with an RFID chip for identification purposes.

The chip would remain until the refugee status is removed. Note: Refugee status is not a permanent visa. Status is in effect until the situation that made the person request to be a refugee has ended.

Refugees are not actually immigrants.

Eighty-year-old US 'web scam man' on the run after pocketing $250,000 in Dem 'donations'

Ghostman

Re: Apparently he escaped to Mexico...

Who will ask him to set up a deal like his to funnel funds to an "undisclosed account".

US soldier cleared of taking armoured vehicle out for joyride – because he's insane, court says

Ghostman

Re: "gun" used to mean a non-portable projectile weapon

Sorry, but you are way wrong about there only being single shot firearms during the American Revolution, much less when the Constitution was written.

The Continental Congress gave a contract to John Cookson for 100 of his lever action repeating rifles based on the Lorenzoni system, which was developed in 1660. Cookson also offered his gun for general sale in Boston Globe advertisements.

If you are in England,an example of the Cookson repeater can be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Galleries, Room 56, The Djanogly Gallery, Case 5.

There were also Cookson model repeater handguns, Loernzoni handguns, and eight shot revolvers-yes I said revolvers.

If you find yourself in Lillehammer, Norway, go to the Maihaugen Museum and ask to see the revolver used by Georg Von Reichwein during the Thirty Years War. Hans Stoppler was the gunsmith and made the revolver in 1636.

There are many examples of multiple fire repeating firearms during the 1600 to 1800 era.

Cloudflare punts far-right hate-hole 8chan off the internet after 30 slayed in US mass shootings

Ghostman

Re: inspired by 8chan

Regan did not cut mental health spending. He cut the EXCESSIVE INCREASES IN THE BUDGETS OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.

Sorry for the caps, but sometimes people miss the important part of the sentence.

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