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Comment Re:Anyone can answer? (Score 1) 460

when i said "instant" i meant the current observed effect of gravity. As I move through space i feel gravity everywhere and always and there for the bull feels instant as i move into an area of higher gravity. i guess "constant" would have been a better term to use, but i was trying to phrase it using the words of the GP in order to make a link for the explanation.

Comment Re: Suuure (Score 1) 113

The nation didn't die from hippies, and it didn't die from signals intelligence.

I still think there is a miss communication going on here. Your correct that the nation didn't die for hippies or from signals intelligence, i never said it did. My last comment which you quoted was about the separation between "culture" and government. The governing body of a nation is not the "culture" and should not be driving the "culture".

My original post which you also quoted and responded to was plainly stating that the actions of terrorists where not successful in turning the US into a state of fear and resulting overreach of the government because they where designed to, but rather because the current government saw an opportunity to leverage it to gain more power over the people.

And sadly, we the people let them do it, not by choice but rather lack of action.

Please reread the posts before commenting further, I seriously think you are not comprehending what i'm writing.

Comment Re: Suuure (Score 1) 113

death of American culture

I'm only quoting the key relevant portion of your comment so we don't confuse issues here.

Culture is one thing - and yes every social evolution is the death of a previous "culture". Hippies where significantly different than their parents and brought on a completely new way of thinking, just as the white/blue collar workers before them and the industrial revolution before that, and many many new ones to come (right not it's the millennials).

The one constant throughout all of the culture changes in America is the government. The group which is supposed to lay down and enforce the laws of the land so that anyone of any culture can live and thrive.

What we have here, and what i was pointing to is that our Government is taking on a different role, not one of of setting down the laws and frame work which allow for cultural freedom and evolution but rather a Government which is laying down laws in order to influence and Control said culture to make it what it wants.

On the extreme ends of this are total Anarchy (complete lack of government) and Fascism (complete control by the government). While we are not there now, at the bottom of the hill is Fascism and we are driving that way more and more every day, irrespective of the "culture" of the society.

Will we be here tomorrow? yes, in 100 years? yes, in 1000 years? yes. Will we still be free to have our won "culture" that is yet to be seen and is not a guarantee.

Comment Re: Suuure (Score 5, Insightful) 113

I'm not a fan of the racial slurs so i'm not commenting or supporting that part of the comments.

But i will say that they did not

destroy America from the inside by engineering a culture of fear among American public and moral panic that lead them to discard the constitution and become a police state...

America did it to it's self, the slide down the hill had been going on for a long time. Rather than "engineering" this scenario, they became the excuse for the government to start driving downhill rather than sliding. And sadly we the people haven't done anything real about it.

(that last bit will get me on someones watch list, yaeee, job creation)

Comment Re:Is it solved then? (Score 1) 117

You know i've always thought about the beauty that i the simplicity of Go which creates a complexity for formulaic solving.

But i just thought of a new level, everything you said is dead one, but when you mentioned "without handicaps".. just made me stop and realize that once you figure out how to solve the base, you will need to go back and re do everything for each handicap possibility winch is 1-9 stones, and while they are traditionally placed on star points, that isn't a requirement.

yea wow, i'ts amazing how such a simple rule variation explodes into possibilities

Comment Re:Media Center (Score 3, Insightful) 720

I don't have a Cable Card, but we utilize Media Center 100% for TV watching. I'm annoyed that they Netflix plug-in was depreciated, but we live with that in the browser now (and their horrid interface).

Media Center in a wonderful program, and the TV recording in it is better than anything else I've ever had (it's simple enough that my wife can use it, that says a lot).

With it being removed completely, upgrading on that computer is not an option. Very annoying for this pop-up to keep coming up.

Comment Re:Or... (Score 2) 233

Some companies do still have integrity and really do care about their employees. I'm about to walk into a meeting in 6 hours where I will propose that the leadership receive no raises or bonuses this year so we can ensure steady cash flow for the business while being able to provide typical raises and bonuses to non leadership staff.

I'll use the argument that it is our (leadership's) job to ensure the continued health of the business. When there is a downturn we must be accountable for it, not the people we lead, and therefor we should shoulder the burden and minimize the organizational impacts.

Not sure how well it will go over with the other managers, but i know what I will do this year, and i'm confident that they will arrive to the same conclusion.

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