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Ahh... I understand the confusion. Perhaps I'm... 681 Views / 64 Replies  
Ahh... I understand the confusion. Perhaps I'm unique in my thinking, but I would classify attacks such as the Charlie Hebdo attack and most suicide bombings as markedly different than what ISIS are...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 31, 2015 at 05:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm confused, or you are. I believe it is... 681 Views / 64 Replies  
I'm confused, or you are. I believe it is terrorism. Although, I also believe the Charlie Hebdo attack was kind of a hybrid- it was a targeted assassination rather than indiscriminate killing....
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 30, 2015 at 06:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My point was and remains so, what that vast... 681 Views / 64 Replies  
My point was and remains so, what that vast majority of the world classifies as terrorist attacks by militant islamists (the ones we seem to be talking about) have been carried out by individuals or...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 08:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Add to that, the last notable terrorist attack in... 681 Views / 64 Replies  
Add to that, the last notable terrorist attack in western Europe was of Lee Rigby. A soldier who was run down and killed near a military base in London. They didn't attack a tea room. And they...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 11:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What are you on about? Most of the terror... 681 Views / 64 Replies  
What are you on about? Most of the terror attacks in recent history are suicide bombers or small groups with hand-held weapons. Any attacks with HUGE amounts of personnel and weaponry are not...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 11:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I can't speak to the rest of the country, but in... 681 Views / 64 Replies  
I can't speak to the rest of the country, but in N.C. the "training" is a one day class with copious breaks for donuts and lunch. Hardly rigorous. And you have to take one trip to a range to fire a...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 06:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't forget than one of the victims on the day... 681 Views / 64 Replies  
Don't forget than one of the victims on the day of the attack was a cop. I can't say for certain that she was armed, but the French police generally are.
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 06:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Your assertion here is pretty much without merit.... 681 Views / 64 Replies  
Your assertion here is pretty much without merit. A magazine headquartered in Houston is a much softer target than anywhere in Israel. Or Iraq, or Afghanistan, etc. These are not tactical attacks....
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 06:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The linked article leaves out some fairly... 19,913 Views / 1,391 Replies  
The linked article leaves out some fairly important facts. All we know is that a "wedding chapel" run by "ordained ministers" has been told they have to perform same sex marriages. If the chapel is...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 19, 2014 at 08:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Correlation ≠ Causation 701 Views / 55 Replies  
Correlation ≠ Causation
Posted by Paco500, on Aug 15, 2014 at 01:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A friend of mine owns a cheese shop in a village... 3,239 Views / 347 Replies  
A friend of mine owns a cheese shop in a village close by- I'm probably in there once every few months. So far, I've not been armed and it's worked out.
Posted by Paco500, on Feb 24, 2014 at 10:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I had to call this out. It's non-sense. The... 7,489 Views / 782 Replies  
I had to call this out. It's non-sense. The check and balance was produced passively- possibly by the brilliance of design of the founding fathers, possibly because of a long history of...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 12, 2013 at 05:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I can be sure if you simply don't understand the... 7,489 Views / 782 Replies  
I can be sure if you simply don't understand the significance of statistical information or the statistical information does not fit your agenda so you are denying it. Again, my point was that it is...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 12, 2013 at 05:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: You catch me out on one thing- I said I was done.... 7,489 Views / 782 Replies  
You catch me out on one thing- I said I was done. Clearly I was incorrect. A few things.

1. Nothing says towing a party line like using the phrase "gotcha." Pointing out when someone has made...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 12, 2013 at 05:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I think you have attached your biases to what I... 7,489 Views / 782 Replies  
I think you have attached your biases to what I actually wrote (and intended) and are arguing against a phantom.

What I wrote:

Exactly where in there did I assert that support was higher for...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: lots of words defending your statement: And... 7,489 Views / 782 Replies  
lots of words defending your statement:
And then you go on to discuss in detail how in the vast majority of states redistricting is handled by some body/bodies other than the governor. Yes the...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 10, 2013 at 09:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Here... 7,489 Views / 782 Replies  
Here (http://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/editorialfiles/2013/09/26/FI10863c-release%209-25-13.pdf) is your evidence. There might be more polls than this that show a similar result. ...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I almost never agree with your politics, but I... 7,489 Views / 782 Replies  
I almost never agree with your politics, but I generally think your opinions are well thought out and not terribly knee-jerk, so a lot of what you say below is surprising.

No... what I'm saying is...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 9, 2013 at 11:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Sounds like a nice idea, but think about the... 7,489 Views / 782 Replies  
Sounds like a nice idea, but think about the regulation and controls that would need to put in place to make this work. It would get as ugly as the ACA.
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 9, 2013 at 06:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I get that you and a lot of other people don't... 7,489 Views / 782 Replies  
I get that you and a lot of other people don't like it, but the last time there was a big public vote, vastly more americans voted for candidates that supported the ACA than were against it. That's...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 9, 2013 at 06:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Sure, gerrymandering has historically benefitted... 7,489 Views / 782 Replies  
Sure, gerrymandering has historically benefitted both parties, however the republicans have been much more successful at it of late as they control more state legislatures. This is how they managed...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 9, 2013 at 01:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I think, if you are being intellectually honest,... 7,489 Views / 782 Replies  
I think, if you are being intellectually honest, you will admit this had more to do with gerrymandering than the will of the people.
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 7, 2013 at 01:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's a bit confusing. A peanut butter and jelly... 1,105 Views / 51 Replies  
It's a bit confusing. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich can have either jam or (american) jelly in it. There are lots of people who use the terms jam and jelly interchangeably (incorrectly). But...
Posted by Paco500, on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you plan on seeing the Viet Nam memorial, it's... 784 Views / 39 Replies  
If you plan on seeing the Viet Nam memorial, it's worth a walk across Constitution to see the Einstein statue. If you do, be sure and stand on the north star and talk directly too him- cool auditory...
Posted by Paco500, on Jul 2, 2013 at 10:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Update- I've booted from a Mountain Lion... 634 Views / 8 Replies  
Update- I've booted from a Mountain Lion rescue/install USB drive- same. It's hardware.

I'll get to the apple store when I get some time to get it looked at. Apple has already swapped the...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 30, 2013 at 03:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks- will give it a go. 634 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks- will give it a go.
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 24, 2013 at 06:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks for the tips- it's not booting into safe... 634 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the tips- it's not booting into safe mode on its own- I did that in an attempt to diagnose /fix the issue. Will be trying a clean install of OS tomorrow, but please keep ideas coming.
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The trackpad button being stuck is an intersting... 634 Views / 8 Replies  
The trackpad button being stuck is an intersting idea. I haven't made a new user account for two reasons- 1) Can't navigate enough of the UI without being able to click and 2) As the problem pops up...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 22, 2013 at 07:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
MBA Mouse clicks not registering? 634 Views / 8 Replies  
I've got a weird one with my son's MBA (2008), running Mountain Lion. It's not recognizing mouse clicks from either trackpad or external Magic Mouse. This is happening from boot- normal boot, safe...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 22, 2013 at 05:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I believe you- it is right there isn't it. 467 Views / 17 Replies  
I believe you- it is right there isn't it.
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 21, 2013 at 04:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I remember! It was Dyson! I need a new cleaning... 467 Views / 17 Replies  
I remember! It was Dyson! I need a new cleaning bit on my Dyson.

Thanks for the help.
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 20, 2013 at 06:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Excellent advice- I know exactly where I was and... 467 Views / 17 Replies  
Excellent advice- I know exactly where I was and what I was doing- out at the barn mucking out stables- had to take my gloves off to send the message. I remember the act clear as a bell- just have no...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 19, 2013 at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Auto-correct cryptographers? 467 Views / 17 Replies  
So yesterday I emailed myself a reminder that iPhone auto correct turned into:

'Replace stain head'

I've completely forgotten what I was trying to remember- anyone with guesses? I'm fairly...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 19, 2013 at 08:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree- even a crap candidate could have won... 3,292 Views / 381 Replies  
I agree- even a crap candidate could have won given the state of the economy/the world. Mitt was a special kind of terrible. The point is that I think a credible candidate would have a hard time...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I bet if you broke down the white vote by age-... 3,292 Views / 381 Replies  
I bet if you broke down the white vote by age- under 30s would look a lot like the Hispanic vote.
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 7, 2012 at 08:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think the tide has officially turned. I don't... 3,292 Views / 381 Replies  
I think the tide has officially turned. I don't think anyone with integrity can continue to claim the US is a 'center-right' country as defined by the republican party any more. The voting block...
Posted by Paco500, on Nov 7, 2012 at 08:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
if only. Sadly my hose is not big enough- British... 319 Views / 13 Replies  
if only. Sadly my hose is not big enough- British house tend to be on the small side compared to the US- and there is almost no storage. If I can't figure out a way to get them to leave it, it's...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 27, 2012 at 09:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I looked into it- best I could find is over... 319 Views / 13 Replies  
I looked into it- best I could find is over £1000- that's money I'd rather not spend.
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
To answer some questions: They are taking... 319 Views / 13 Replies  
To answer some questions:

They are taking for some unspecified construction project- likely to use as a lockup for tools during building.

The issue is not the sape- we have a garage that has...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 26, 2012 at 10:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Casual Landlord/Tennant legal advice needed 319 Views / 13 Replies  
Although I am well aware this is not a UK property legal advice forum, I'm hoping someone out there may have some thoughts.

We have rented our house for the last 3.5 years from a charitable trust...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 26, 2012 at 04:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
As I said above, I've set that up. She generally... 230 Views / 4 Replies  
As I said above, I've set that up. She generally gets the reminder on her iPhone, dismisses it with the intention of sending the email, and the completely forgets about it.

I need to take her out...
Posted by Paco500, on Jul 14, 2012 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Schedule future email? 230 Views / 4 Replies  
My wife, lovely thing that she is, needs to send an identical email every month. Every month she forgets.

I've been trying to find a way that this can be automated, but am having a difficult time...
Posted by Paco500, on Jul 14, 2012 at 01:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not that it matters, but I drive a 2001 VW Golf... 1,655 Views / 121 Replies  
Not that it matters, but I drive a 2001 VW Golf that I bought for cash and am debt free- we rent so no mortgage. I could be driving a new Lexus through a company car plan, but I rather packet/save...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 18, 2012 at 04:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Think about what you are saying. I have had... 1,655 Views / 121 Replies  
Think about what you are saying. I have had cancer. I've been clear for over 8 years now, but there is a possibility it could return. If I move back to the states and AHCA is not fully implemented,...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A few off my most recent driving playlist-... 1,087 Views / 45 Replies  
A few off my most recent driving playlist- apologies, no iTunes on this computer so no links.

Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
Mmmbopp - Hanson (no, really)
Escribeme...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 11, 2012 at 04:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am shocked and rather appalled that this has... 30,808 Views / 1,987 Replies  
I am shocked and rather appalled that this has turned into a right/left issue on this board and in the public dialog. I can't believe that any reasonable person could believe anything other than the...
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 27, 2012 at 12:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Interestingly, I have. We live about 5 min from... 1,142 Views / 26 Replies  
Interestingly, I have. We live about 5 min from her parents. We saw her with a group of friends at a pub a few years ago. My wife has seen her out and about with William a few times- long before...
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 21, 2012 at 06:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If you have some money and are looking for... 463 Views / 8 Replies  
If you have some money and are looking for unique, how about going to a designer and getting something bespoke. If you care about the quality of the diamond, buy the stones loose and have an artist...
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Tough one. Both my kids do "dangerous"... 1,092 Views / 57 Replies  
Tough one.

Both my kids do "dangerous" sports- my daughter show jumps competitively and my son plays rugby. The jumping is probably more dangerous as my son is only 10 and the rugby isn't that...
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 6, 2012 at 03:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It has FWD and AWD versions. 1,405 Views / 70 Replies  
It has FWD and AWD versions.
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 5, 2012 at 09:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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