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by geekster
Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suicidal Tendencies
Replies: 1211
Views: 69003

Re: Suicidal Tendencies

My kids' uncle, their Mom's brother, my brother-in-law decided there was no silver bullet to solve his problem with depression so he used a lead one last night. Successful lawyer, father of two young children (elementary school), no warning. Just "boom". He actually made it into the parking lot of a...
by geekster
Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3116
Views: 413926

Re: Rest In Peace

Apparently the younger is worse than his dad:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 66650.html
by geekster
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3116
Views: 413926

Re: Rest In Peace

Mike "Skid" Aquino

RIP
by geekster
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3116
Views: 413926

Re: Rest In Peace

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out ...
by geekster
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3116
Views: 413926

Re: Rest In Peace

Steve Jobs
by geekster
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Sold out - what does that mean in numbers?
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: Sold out - what does that mean in numbers?

It just means that every aging hipster that wasn't planning on going now simply *must* go this year in order to say they were there the year it was "sold out". It's going to be a very weird year and selling out, in my opinion, will probably do more harm than good to the event because the simple fact...
by geekster
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Global Cooling
Replies: 993
Views: 97647

Re: Global Cooling

This guy (Jørgen Peder Steffensen) makes exactly the same point I made probably two years or so ago: http://vimeo.com/14366077 The thermometer was invented and began to be placed into wide service at almost exactly the time of the coldest part of the Little Ice Age. The LIA was probably the coldest ...
by geekster
Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Global Cooling
Replies: 993
Views: 97647

Re: Global Cooling

Using actual observed data and not computer models or relying on conjecture on top of hypothesis extended by speculation: Out-going Longwave Radiation and the Greenhouse Effect Abstract The upward surface radiation is greater than the out-going longwave radiation at the top of the atmosphere due to ...
by geekster
Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: This Is Burning Man poster
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: This Is Burning Man poster

I think 2004 was probably the low point in the art for me.
by geekster
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 158802

Re: The Long Cold Winter

Oh, the irony:
Thirty years ago this fall, on October 18, 1981, a charismatic academic with rather limited government experience and with a one-word slogan, “Change,” was elected prime minister of Greece.
by geekster
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: GIF's, for fun and profit
Replies: 926
Views: 113458

Re: GIF's, for fun and profit

Image


Happy Independence Day, everyone!
by geekster
Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Global Cooling
Replies: 993
Views: 97647

Re: Global Cooling

An interesting set of diagrams out on the net today. First of all is Holocene temperature by proxy using the GISP2 Greenland ice core. The red at the end of the graph is the instrument record since we have had thermometers. http://tinypic.com/r/2cmrpm9/7 You will notice a series of peaks. The second...
by geekster
Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Native American family attacked by skinheads in Fernley
Replies: 34
Views: 2864

Re: Native American family attacked by skinheads in Fernley

About as bad as Peoria. Tonight, around 11 p.m., a group of at least 60-70 African American youth marched down one of the side streets (W. Thrush) to the 4 lane main drag (Sheridan). They were yelling threats to white residents. Things such as we need to kill alll the white people around here. They ...
by geekster
Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING
Replies: 335
Views: 18628

Re: NEW EPLAYA AND UPGRADES COMING

Was there a "youtube" module on the old one that is missing from this version?
by geekster
Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 352119

Re: MY FAVORITE MOVIE ON YOUTUBE (TODAY) IS...

Hmm, the "youtube" thing seems to be missing.

by geekster
Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1508627

Actually, its ok. And the parents are really holding up well considering. They are concerned for their neighbor who was involved in the accident and it is as if the whole community (small town of maybe around 500 people or so) shares the loss. From my aspect, it is mostly just being a parent and ima...
by geekster
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1508627

Yeah, me too.

Fuck.
by geekster
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1508627

To Kole from his dad Ken: Tiny Angel rest your wings sit with me for awhile. How I long to hold your hand, And see your tender smile. Tiny Angel, look at me, I want this image clear.... That I will forget your precious face Is my biggest fear. Tiny Angel can you tell me, Why you have gone away? You ...
by geekster
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1508627

Thanks all, for your thoughts, he was a wonderful little boy. It's just one of those things you have to toss into the "damned shame" bucket and hope we can avoid seeing ever happen again. If you have a little one around a vehicle, please make sure you keep track of *exactly* where they are. Sleep ti...
by geekster
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1508627

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52059 ... t.html.csp

He was only four, I thought he was five now.
by geekster
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17142
Views: 1508627

FUCK. My grand-nephew was run over today and killed, he was five years old. Heartbreaking.
by geekster
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 158802

Meh, we can debate till the cows come home about what the "cause" is, it doesn't really matter at this point. What we need to do is look at where we are and figure a way out of this mess. Basically the people as a whole have seen their largest investment, their home equity, wiped out due to governme...
by geekster
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man to Blame for the Increase in American Teen STDs
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

There just aren't that many "teens" at burning man. The event starts after school starts.
by geekster
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 352119

[youtube][/youtube]
by geekster
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 158802

Apparently China is cashing in her chips. China has divested 97% of its holdings in US short term debt and has been reducing its holdings of longer term debt:

China's holdings of US treasury debt has declined in each of the past 5 months.
by geekster
Sun May 29, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: When Are Apologies Necessary?
Replies: 68
Views: 3139

Better:

If you are explaining, you are loosing.

-- my friend Hope.
by geekster
Sun May 29, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 158802

I think that argument is already obsolete. We are currently nearly to the point where none of that matters. We are broke. The US government currently simply has no money. We are spending so much more than we are taking in that we can't even borrow enough on world markets to finance the spending so w...
by geekster
Sun May 29, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: When Are Apologies Necessary?
Replies: 68
Views: 3139

Re: When Are Apologies Necessary?

I know when I'm wrong and I hurt someone, or misjudged them, or acted like an asshole. I apologize for making someone feel bad, or sad, or hurt them for no reason. It really sucks to have the same thing happen to me. And it did happen to me and I'm hurting right now. I didn't deserve what happened ...
by geekster
Sat May 28, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Let it Snow!!
Replies: 53
Views: 3127

Current forecast is for another 9 inches of snow above 7000 feet in the Sierras. Tioga Pass Road is still not plowed all the way through. SR 108 (Sonora Pass Road) still isn't open yet. Raining at Fire Mountain this weekend. There won't be any summers the way people under about 40 remember them for ...
by geekster
Sat May 28, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 158802

This says it about as well as anyone can. http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/05/28/conrad-black-a-world-of-financial-ruin/ Unless the United States has the most spectacular cognitive awakening since Brunhilda, if not Lazarus, the laws of arithmetic are going to assert themselves in Zeus-like t...

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