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It's not illegal, and as far as I can tell is not... 9,876 Views / 472 Replies  
It's not illegal, and as far as I can tell is not officially banned in the military. Of course the situation there is crap for people who come out.

A trend towards what? To generalize:

India's...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 9, 2009 at 10:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This was just me picking the most simple number.... 9,876 Views / 472 Replies  
This was just me picking the most simple number. On the link I posted there are a few ways to count, for example, and in some cases (the civilian column) I don't think I should include that for this...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 9, 2009 at 12:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is one of the problems of the current... 9,876 Views / 472 Replies  
This is one of the problems of the current policy; enforcement is random and unpredictable. I feel that allowing gays to serve without forcing them into the closet in their private lives is the...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 9, 2009 at 10:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Do you have any evidence that this is a major... 9,876 Views / 472 Replies  
Do you have any evidence that this is a major distraction, or would remain so after a reasonable period of time? There are quite a lot of countries that do allow gays to serve and be open, at least...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 9, 2009 at 09:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Aside from trying to find a date, I mostly agree.... 9,876 Views / 472 Replies  
Aside from trying to find a date, I mostly agree. If people cared about it less and trusted queer men and women to act like adults, only punishing/discharging them when they overstepped certain...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 9, 2009 at 03:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Putonghua, a type of Mandarin, is the official... 753 Views / 30 Replies  
Putonghua, a type of Mandarin, is the official language for the PRC. There are loads of dialects such as Cantonese, Shanghainese, Hokkien, etc. but if you want to get around in China (and most other...
Posted by Meneldil, on Aug 19, 2008 at 08:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
To be honest that's sort of how I feel about it,... 1,444 Views / 26 Replies  
To be honest that's sort of how I feel about it, and I've been here almost 2 years. Job is great, but after living in Shanghai, Singapore is missing something. A vibe, excitement, energy or...
Posted by Meneldil, on Aug 15, 2008 at 08:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The Singapore Flyer (observation wheel) is up,... 1,444 Views / 26 Replies  
The Singapore Flyer (observation wheel) is up, the casinos integrated resorts aren't.

Lots of bars and really wide selection of food. Chili crab is good, especially if you get one of the monster...
Posted by Meneldil, on Aug 15, 2008 at 12:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't puke too much, and when I do I'm usually... 1,747 Views / 53 Replies  
I don't puke too much, and when I do I'm usually good about finding the toilet / bucket / outdoors. I have puked in a couple good places while wandering home from the bar, including in front of a...
Posted by Meneldil, on Nov 18, 2007 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Try using Tor (http://www.torproject.org/). That... 770 Views / 21 Replies  
Try using Tor (http://www.torproject.org/). That worked pretty well in China for accessing things the nanny didn't want people reading.
Posted by Meneldil, on Nov 3, 2007 at 07:04 AM, in Networking
He wasn't trying to be a legislator. He was... 475 Views / 8 Replies  
He wasn't trying to be a legislator. He was assigned to a case where a group of couples felt that state law and the state constitution conflicted. In our system of government, constitution wins, and...
Posted by Meneldil, on Sep 1, 2007 at 05:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Iowa judge strikes down gay marriage ban 475 Views / 8 Replies  
Iowa Second State To Allow Gay Marriage - Family News Story - KCCI Des Moines (http://www.kcci.com/family/14017389/detail.html)

DesMoinesRegister.com...
Posted by Meneldil, on Aug 31, 2007 at 02:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The situation is complicated a bit politically by... 915 Views / 38 Replies  
The situation is complicated a bit politically by the fact both claimed to be the legitimate government of all China for a long time. Taiwan was not initially recognized as a separate country, but as...
Posted by Meneldil, on Aug 28, 2007 at 11:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Removing Retrospect License 447 Views / 0 Replies  
We needed to upgrade Retrospect Server 6.1 to Workgroup 6.1, but it's not allowing me to enter a new registration code. After reinstalling, it automatically picks up the old license code, and won't...
Posted by Meneldil, on Aug 15, 2007 at 12:04 AM, in Applications
Yeah, we need to get past the Chernobyl mindset.... 3,046 Views / 187 Replies  
Yeah, we need to get past the Chernobyl mindset. Technology has advanced quite a bit since that place was built.

Pebble bed reactor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Posted by Meneldil, on Jul 30, 2007 at 05:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Changing user id from default? 326 Views / 0 Replies  
First off, I'm doing all this to avoid a problem caused by MS Office (when different users with the same local user id are logged into the server, if one logs out Office thinks the others have logged...
Posted by Meneldil, on Jun 26, 2007 at 02:27 AM, in macOS
Yeah, same here. 2,069 Views / 33 Replies  
Yeah, same here.
Posted by Meneldil, on May 18, 2004 at 11:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, I know them. :) They're big. 2,069 Views / 33 Replies  
Okay, I know them. :) They're big.
Posted by Meneldil, on May 18, 2004 at 09:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, iTunes for Mac includes a simplified... 2,069 Views / 33 Replies  
Well, iTunes for Mac includes a simplified Chinese localization, so I expect they have a Chinese language windows version. I don't know how big the Founder Group is, as I've never seen a 'Founder'...
Posted by Meneldil, on May 18, 2004 at 09:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I dunno why they would, but it doesn't seem... 2,069 Views / 33 Replies  
I dunno why they would, but it doesn't seem likely to me that it's the government blocking it. I only know of one site they actually permanently block - BBC News Online. Apparently they take others...
Posted by Meneldil, on May 18, 2004 at 06:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah - it's towards the eastern end on the upper... 2,069 Views / 33 Replies  
Yeah - it's towards the eastern end on the upper level. It's next to the Epson store, which is easier to see. Or ask the security guards for pingguo diannao.

You should definitely look at the...
Posted by Meneldil, on May 18, 2004 at 05:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I could see Apple blocking it - because the... 2,069 Views / 33 Replies  
I could see Apple blocking it - because the import taxes are so high, American prices are usually lower than Chinese prices. For example, the iSight is about $200 here, as opposed to $150 in the US. ...
Posted by Meneldil, on May 18, 2004 at 05:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There's one in the Oriental Plaza on Wangfujing... 2,069 Views / 33 Replies  
There's one in the Oriental Plaza on Wangfujing Street too. Last time I was in Beijing I spent awhile playing with the G5 there.
Posted by Meneldil, on May 18, 2004 at 05:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Dunno why it doesn't work. I'm not saying it... 975 Views / 43 Replies  
Dunno why it doesn't work.

I'm not saying it makes it wrong for you to be uncomfortable, and people shouldn't look upon you negatively if you're uncomfortable. I do, however, tend to think that...
Posted by Meneldil, on May 11, 2004 at 11:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
One thing that's a little more specific, but on... 1,167 Views / 35 Replies  
One thing that's a little more specific, but on the topic of dialog boxes- I wish Safari displayed errors in the page, like IE on Windows does IIRC. Instead of popping up a little dialog box when I...
Posted by Meneldil, on May 11, 2004 at 06:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: What's wrong with hiding homosexuality? 975 Views / 43 Replies  
Disclaimer: Some of the things I say may sound cliched and overused, but I've done a lot of activism stuff and thought about this issue a lot. I'm also not entirely clear on a couple things you said,...
Posted by Meneldil, on May 11, 2004 at 06:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Even if you ignore the possible historical basis,... 1,656 Views / 53 Replies  
Even if you ignore the possible historical basis, the story is an old one, and they changed quite a bit; some of the changes, in my opinion, detract from the story, but I'm far too interested in...
Posted by Meneldil, on May 10, 2004 at 11:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Since there were some mentions, I have to put up... 1,656 Views / 53 Replies  
Since there were some mentions, I have to put up Carnosaur (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106521/) for worst movie ever.

Here's a couple of bits from user comments on imdb:
Posted by Meneldil, on May 10, 2004 at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It's got Qingdao, at least. I'm going to... 1,656 Views / 53 Replies  
It's got Qingdao, at least. I'm going to Shanghai, then ending up in Beijing before I get back here. That's what I meant by civilization. I'll probably spend most of my time in Beijing in Half and...
Posted by Meneldil, on May 10, 2004 at 10:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Re: Save your $8.50... 1,656 Views / 53 Replies  
Well, you can always pick up the DVD in a week or so for a buck. Speaking of which, has Hellboy shown up on DVD yet? I'll be back in civilization in a week or so, and I want to pick that one up.
Posted by Meneldil, on May 10, 2004 at 09:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Seems like a good place... So, there's less... 6,150 Views / 362 Replies  
Seems like a good place...

So, there's less than three weeks till May 17th. I've read there are a couple requests up for the Massachusetts Court to delay the decision until after the amendment is...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 29, 2004 at 01:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Was just curious and amused - he's been on the... 735 Views / 8 Replies  
Was just curious and amused - he's been on the news a lot, as the government continues to tell us about how everything is peachy and the leadership of HK thinks no democracy is just dandy. In my...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 29, 2004 at 01:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't know if they have - I'm not too old,... 778 Views / 48 Replies  
I don't know if they have - I'm not too old, after all, and my shoddy communist interweb is being difficult, so I haven't done much looking tonight. I've only ever heard of this group in the last few...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 29, 2004 at 12:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That would be why. The environment is something... 778 Views / 48 Replies  
That would be why. The environment is something that concerns me, but I'm lacking links to organizations primarily interested in supporting the RNC and its conservative agenda who say anything either...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 29, 2004 at 12:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Damn people posting while I'm replying. :p ... 778 Views / 48 Replies  
Damn people posting while I'm replying. :p

Since you mention the NRA, are you aware they gave Dean a very high rating during the Democratic primaries? While I suspect more NRA members tend to be...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 29, 2004 at 12:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, I intended to use their report as an... 778 Views / 48 Replies  
Well, I intended to use their report as an opening to ask what people think about his policies; I guess I didn't make it clear enough I knew I was getting most of my information from liberal leaning...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 29, 2004 at 12:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So you think the very people who ought to know... 778 Views / 48 Replies  
So you think the very people who ought to know best about a certain policy should keep their mouths shut just because they aren't politicians? Should education policy be looked at by successful...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 29, 2004 at 11:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I know that they're a liberal leaning group,... 778 Views / 48 Replies  
I know that they're a liberal leaning group, however, I'd hope that you can look past that. Something that is fairly basic to being a good scientist is the ability to look at something as objectively...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 29, 2004 at 11:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
How do you know Tung Chee-hwa likes to eat meat? 735 Views / 8 Replies  
How do you know Tung Chee-hwa likes to eat meat?
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 29, 2004 at 11:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Union of Concerned Scientists criticizes Bush in report 778 Views / 48 Replies  
The first link is a summary of the report, with a link to the full report at the bottom. The second link is a Scientific American article.
...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 29, 2004 at 11:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I know a lot of people working to improve sex... 2,576 Views / 151 Replies  
I know a lot of people working to improve sex education, access to contraception, etc. While contraception and sex education are still contentious issues, most people aren't trying to make them...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 27, 2004 at 12:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've done a lot of HIV related work in the gay... 2,576 Views / 151 Replies  
I've done a lot of HIV related work in the gay community, and you'd probably be surprised how many people don't know how to use a condom, how often it will fail even when used correctly due to small...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 27, 2004 at 11:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Michigan's Conscientious Objector Policy Act 448 Views / 1 Replies  
What do you all think of this?

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2003-HB-5006
http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2003-HB-5276
...
Posted by Meneldil, on Apr 23, 2004 at 12:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You're right. There haven't been any marriages in... 1,523 Views / 103 Replies  
You're right. There haven't been any marriages in Massachusetts, but there will be starting May 17th. For the constitutional amendment to pass, it must be approved by two consecutive legislatures...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 29, 2004 at 11:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, taken as a whole, we are a high risk group.... 1,611 Views / 103 Replies  
Yes, taken as a whole, we are a high risk group. You need to look at the bigger picture though - we are currently the largest population of HIV sufferers in the US, but other groups are growing at a...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 29, 2004 at 11:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Re: Re: Re: Re: You suffer because blood banks are anti-gay 1,611 Views / 103 Replies  
That page doesn't list new cases - it says it lists cumulative cases through December 2002. Male to male sexual contact is still the highest total number, but the heterosexual contact category is...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 29, 2004 at 11:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, I suspect the policy was implemented when... 1,611 Views / 103 Replies  
Well, I suspect the policy was implemented when they knew much less about HIV, and tests were more costly and less accurate. I wasn't conscious to such issues then, but I'd bet fears over HIV in the...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 29, 2004 at 11:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Any blood to blood contact will do it, as will... 1,611 Views / 103 Replies  
Any blood to blood contact will do it, as will contact with several other body fluids. Oral sex when you have an abscessed tooth, for example. This is why you shouldn't brush your teeth or floss in...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 29, 2004 at 10:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Just wanted to be sure about it. My next idea is... 1,179 Views / 34 Replies  
Just wanted to be sure about it. My next idea is for my left shoulder, and is quite a bit bigger. It depends on what body part you're looking at too - I don't think something large would look good on...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 25, 2004 at 03:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I got this about a year ago, though the picture... 1,179 Views / 34 Replies  
I got this about a year ago, though the picture was taken just a couple days after. I waited about six months after settling on a design, and I'm happy with it. I'm thinking about a couple others -...
Posted by Meneldil, on Mar 25, 2004 at 12:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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