Re: "psychologist Mindy Mechanic"
I thought the phrase went "When you're a kid with a hammer, everything looks like a nail."
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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".
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
So, in other words, since your cell phone conversations go over the "air" as you state, then it's ok to listen in on them?
Don't you "own" those packets going over the "air" or are they public domain?
How did they get passwords and other personal information over the "air"?
The big question, why did they want to do this?
Why are they not fined $1 million per password, name, IP address, any piece of personal information?
I live in an ittsy-bittsy town in south central Georgia (USA) called Byron. If you're a rock fan you will remember it as the home of the 1970 Atlanta Rock Festival.
I am on Cox cable, pay for 30 mbps, use Netflix, Amazon, internet phone, and a streaming service.
When I saw the figures above for some Brits on fiber, I checked with several speed test sites.
Getting speeds of 112 to 160 mbps depending on how far away the server is.
Wife is right now watching Family Feud (Family Fortune over the pond) and I'm glad she isn't watching Naked Attraction on More4.
A few questions about the "fake moon landing".
!) Where was it filmed?
2) Who filmed it? Name, address where I can interview him.
3) Where is the outtake reel?
4) How many people we eliminated to keep the hoax contained?
5) How is it that people who claim knowledge of it are not still being eliminated?
6) If everyone was eliminated, how did the story get out?
7) three mantras evidence, evidence, evidence.
How many of you remember Geocities, SixDegrees, Blogger, Friendster, MySpace and other social media sites?
Wonder why I thought it was not a good idea to purchase FaceBook stock?
Wonder what I think will happen to Facebook?
It probably will not be too long in that happening.
Just waiting for the next big shiny thing in social media to pop up?
Also, I don't use companies that make you contact them only through Facebook, or use Facebook as their website.
In Macon, Ga, USA, we had 1/2 hints of milk in glass bottles with the cardboard stoppers. If you couldn't get the little flap to come up with your fingernail to open it, you had to punch it down into the bottle with your thumb and get a small splash of milk if you were lucky. If not, you got a lap full of milk.
Actually, there is no IT angle here.
Boy are you ever wrong. Liaison, spotter, recon, and transport aircraft are all used by the Army.
Look up the Key West Agreement and what followed.
The Air Force, after their inception, did not want the Army to have fixed wing weapon platforms, and really pushed back on armed helicopters.
I have flown in Army fixed wing aircraft (OV-1 Mohawk, look it up).
Facepalm, since you will when you realize you didn't research before posting.
Use of the PC Health Check was stopped in 2016 after reports of the TV news report came out.
I worked at Office Depot in tech and had stopped using the PC Health Check as the only diagnostic tool several years before when my manager had called Support.com when a customer looked at the report generated during the service and it said "no malware found and removed". He was told about the way the health check worked and we agreed to not use it as the only diagnostic tool.
We (at my location) did a lot more to repair computers than most other stores (all of us in tech built and maintained our own computers).
The new PC Check hooked up with an online tech and ran several diagnostic tools, sent back a report page detailing what was wrong, and made suggestions. The customer could then choose what they wanted done, or decline the services.
Many times the services were to update software, install A/V, upgrade RAM, defrag hard drive, and the funniest one I ever saw was a note at the end the report for a computer that the hard drive was about to die, not enough ram, cpu fan was on it's last legs, and several other big problems.
The note basically said that it would be cheaper for the customer to just buy a new computer than have the old one repaired.
I'm getting my coat and go home since I'm retired.
I ran the tech department at the local location of one of the largest office supply stores in the US (sales, support, repair).
I also had a love/hate relationship with Dell computers. When one came in through the front door, my comment usually went "Another Dell!" Made a lot of money off those doing upgrades, replacing hard drives, and virus removal. (Sometimes I had so many Dells in my workbench I didn't have room for any more computers.) I really hated when they sold workstations as personal computers.
Had one guy come in and bought the dreaded Green Card he was instructed to get through the "FBI Warning Screen" saying he had been convicted of distributing child pornography. Couldn't talk him out of it. Asked when he had been arrested? He hadn't. When did you go to court? He hadn't.
Soooooo, how did you get convicted?
He was back a few days later when told he needed to send more money due to "unexpected expenses getting his case taken care of".
Finally listened to me. Got his computer cleaned out, installed av/anti-spyware, and it cost less than his Green Card.
Told him how to handle even the most persistent of the pop-ups, and to call if he had a suspicion of a malicious action against his computer.
Turns out the guy owned several business and over the next few years i had from 3 to 4 computers from him, a friend, or an employee of his each day.
IT? Why not?
I'm surprised too. I don't post to YouTube, do Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other "social media" sites. I don't allow them on my computer or my phone.
Which means I have no idea about posting and livestream rules for them. I would think that they should have a synopsis of a livestream posted before they get permission to do one, and if it becomes a hate filled rant, or something like the one done by the shooter, a screen sized notice should come up with the wording "Your Live-stream has been reported, blocked, recorded for legal purposes, and law enforcement is on it's way to your location. Place your weapons down, place your hands on your head, walk to the nearest wall, and remain there with your head against the wall until law enforcement arrives. Failure to do so could result in serious injury, or death, if you do not comply."
Since recently most mass shooters have committed suicide when they hear sirens coming to their location, that might make them go ahead and put themselves out of our misery.
SAD, well because this is a sad situation.
I own several Win 10 machines (desktops/laptops) and I've really had less compatibility issues than I did migrating some of these machines from XP to 7. Yes, some are old and were built to run XP. Last week I even installed Hexen II on one of the desktops that started life on Win 7, but now runs Win 10.
I also have machines that run Win98, Win95, and versions of DOS from 3.11 to 6.22 (all in about 40 machines)
In a case like this, it would go to the state DOT (Department of Transportation) and jurisdiction would then be handed off to the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), the ones who investigate things like complex traffic accidents, airplane crashes, and so forth.
Sorry son, but mine fit just right. Didn't lose it when flying in a chopper, running across the ground, or rappelling down the ropes. I would stuff it in my blouse when doing a jump.
Mine was black in color, had the "subdued" butter bar, and the hard won Ranger tab.
This was back about 1972 before the black beret meant "I just got out of Basic."
If the officer had said " Sir, I'm recording this so I can go back over this when I type out the report so I will not miss anything pertinent to our investigation." Even if the guy doesn't say anything about the officer recording, there is a record of him being told.
Face Palm since the cops over there haven't figured that one out.
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