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Hope K-Dog is OK!  🤞

RE

BREAKING: One person killed, 7 others injured in downtown Seattle shooting. Suspect still at large.

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Remaining suspects in deadly Seattle shooting have 65 combined arrests
Seattle police are looking for two suspects connected to a deadly shooting in downtown. A third suspect who was shot was arrested.
Author: KING 5 Staff
Published: 8:42 AM PST January 23, 2020
Updated: 5:38 AM PST January 24, 2020

SEATTLE — Police identified two suspects believed to be connected to a deadly shooting in downtown Seattle on Wednesday evening. A third suspect who was shot and treated at Harborview Medical Center was later arrested.

Court records indicate all three men have ties to gangs in the area.

https://www.king5.com/article/news/crime/seattle-police-identify-suspects-deadly-downtown-shooting/281-3b9a6d63-7122-4825-aef2-31580e7975bb

The gang info only became official at 6 this morning.  Managed news!

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Surly Newz / Re: Who They Are...
« on: January 23, 2020, 09:55:48 PM »


I want one.

Heavy Weight Metal/Wood Construction
Post Globe Front Sight; Adjustable Rear Sight
750FPS with lead .177 pellet
Fixed Barrel w/Cocking Lever
.177 Caliber Pellets

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You should work for the government. They need people like you to figure out how to snow the public using statistics.

LOL.  I could do many kinds of work Eddie.  I don't do them because I don't want to "snow the public".  That's why I walked away from Wall Street 30 years ago.  Well, that and I couldn't stand dressing up in the Monkey Suit every day and having my Italian Leather Shoes Shined twice a week and cleaning my Brooks Brothers Suits at the Chinese Laundry every week! lol.

Now, I just do the Math, and nobody pays me for it.  It is totally honest Math.

RE


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Marathon Man Newz / Re: An Interesting Good Guy
« on: January 19, 2020, 04:31:17 PM »
Michael S. Hart was a real internet pioneer who wasn't on my radar. He started digitizing e-Books.....in 1971, when I was a sophomore in high school. With the idea that someday people would have access to them via computers.

It was a good idea..... and today his brainchild Project Gutenberg makes over 60,000 books and documents available free online.

This serves to remind me that in a world filled with  reprehensible human behavior, a few people lead lives with real purpose....and make their way through life with exceptional grace.


Michael S. Hart

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Born   Michael Stern Hart
March 8, 1947
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Died   September 6, 2011 (aged 64)
Urbana, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation   Author
Known for   Project Gutenberg
Website   hart.pglaf.org

Michael Stern Hart (March 8, 1947 – September 6, 2011)[1] was an American author, best known as the inventor of the e-book and the founder of Project Gutenberg (PG), the first project to make e-books freely available via the Internet.[1][2][3][4] He published e-books years before the Internet existed via the ARPANET,[5][6] and later on BBS networks[7] and Gopher servers.[8]

Hart devoted his life after founding PG in 1971 to digitizing and distributing literature from works in the public domain with free and expired copyrights. The first e-books[5][9] were typed in plain text format[6][7] and published as text files; other formats were made available later. Hart typed most of the early e-books himself; later, volunteers expanded the project.[5][10][11]


Contents
1   Early life
2   Project Gutenberg
3   Other activities
4   Personal life
5   Writing style
6   See also
7   References
8   External links
Early life[edit]
Michael Hart was born on March 8, 1947, in Tacoma, Washington. His father was an accountant and his mother, a former cryptanalyst during World War II, was a business manager at a retail store. In 1958 his family relocated to Urbana, Illinois, and his father and mother became college professors in Shakespearean studies and mathematics education, respectively. Hart attended the University of Illinois, graduating in just two years with a degree in Human-Machine Interfaces.[12] He then attended but did not complete graduate school. He was also, briefly, a street musician.[13]

Project Gutenberg[edit]
Main article: Project Gutenberg
During Hart's time at the University of Illinois, the computer center gave Hart a user's account on its computer system; Hart's brother's best friend was the mainframe operator and gave an account with a virtually unlimited amount of computer time; its value at that time has since been variously estimated at $100,000 or $100,000,000.[7] Although the focus of computer use there tended to be data processing, Hart was aware that it was connected to a network (part of what would become the Internet) and chose to use his computer time for information distribution. Hart related that after his account was created on July 4, 1971, he wanted to "give back" by doing something that could be considered to be of great value and had had a copy of the United States Declaration of Independence, which he had been given at a grocery store after watching fireworks that evening. He typed the text into the computer but was told that it would be unacceptable to transmit it to numerous people at once via e-mail.[7] Thus, to avoid crashing the e-mail system, he made the e-text available for people to download.

This was the beginning of Project Gutenberg as the first digital library. Hart began posting text copies of such classics as the Bible and the works of Homer, Shakespeare, and Mark Twain. As of 1987 he had typed in a total of 313 books in this fashion. Then, through being involved in the University of Illinois PC User Group and with assistance from Mark Zinzow,[5][10] a programmer at the school, Hart was able to recruit volunteers and set up an infrastructure of mirror sites and mailing lists for the project. With this the project was able to grow much more rapidly.

The mission statements for the project were:

"Encourage the Creation and Distribution of eBooks"
"Help Break Down the Bars of Ignorance and Illiteracy"
"Give As Many eBooks to As Many People As Possible"[7]
His overall outlook in the project was to develop in the least demanding format possible: as worded in The Chronicle of Higher Education, to him, open access meant "open access without proprietary displays, without the need for special software, without the requirement for anything but the simplest of connections."[8] His initial goal was to make the 10,000 most consulted books available to the public at little or no charge, and to do so by the end of the 20th century.[14]

Other activities[edit]
Hart was an author and his works are available free of charge on the Project Gutenberg server. He was also a member of the RepRap Project, which aims at creating a self-replicating machine.[6]

Hart was involved in an early effort in 1993 to develop a free and openly accessible "Internet Encyclopedia", called "Interpedia". However, the effort did not go beyond the planning stage.[15]

Personal life[edit]
Hart cobbled together a living with the money he earned as an adjunct professor and with grants and donations to Project Gutenberg.[16] He supported himself by doing odd jobs and used an unpaid appointment at Illinois Benedictine College to solicit donations for the project. "I know that sounds odd to most people, but I just never bought into the money system all that much. I never spent it when I got it. It's all a matter of perspective".[17] Hart's expenses were minimized by his habits of using home remedies, fixing his own house and car, and building computers, stereos, and other gear from discarded components.[1]

Hart died on September 6, 2011 of a heart attack at his home in Urbana, Illinois. He was 64.[3][16]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_S._Hart


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I seriously resent anyone who likes math, and secretly wish for each and every person who makes that claim to experience an unfortunate accident of some kind.

Geeks like me aren't generally popular with the rest of the population.  That's why we congregate together.  For our group, it was in the basement of Havemeyer Hall, where we held nightly Blackboard Contests and smoked dope.  lol.

I got straight As in all math classes until Partial DiffEq, where I got an A-. :(  I didn't study and was hung over for the Final.  By this time I was a really serious Partier. lol.  I never did any Homework, the only thing that really counted were 4 Quizzes, the Mid-term and the Final.  You could substitute your Homework grades for up to 2 Quizzes, but I never needed to do that so I didn't do any Homework, which I also despised.  Always extremely repetitious.

Finally, Calculus is not just about the Area under a Curve.  It's about Flow rates and many other things that computers can't work out.  Do you think a computer could have worked out Maxwell's electromagnetic laws?  Einstein's Special or General Relativity theories? The laws of Thermodynamics?  I hardly think so.  For all these things, you need to have at least got through PDE.

Dentists of course are not concerned with any of these things, so this math is useless to them.

RE

I'm reading about complexity theory.  Algorithms are only good for certain things and the approximations and guesses they make are leaks in Pandora's jar.


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Surly Newz / Re: Who They Are...
« on: January 18, 2020, 01:16:41 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/DPfZhxMwrfA" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/DPfZhxMwrfA</a>

Saying we want to get together in Utah and practice bowling balling a few errrr  Zombies?  Could get us on the radar. 

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Surly Newz / Re: Who They Are...
« on: January 18, 2020, 09:13:14 AM »

Yeah, good thing we don't collect guns. lol.

And....I don't try to organize idiots into armed groups bent on protecting my "rights" from a paranoid federal government with the power to crush me like a bug.


You are right.  They are nimrods.  And about the crushing of the bug business.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/PKwJ3-bICAk" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/PKwJ3-bICAk</a>

The appearance of some smash-and-dash black hooded men in black T-shirts and black pants would not surprise me.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ivgwTZDEQho" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ivgwTZDEQho</a>

Funny how they never get caught.

Reading the Diner they have been.  They must have heard me complaining about using buff Navy Seal types a while back.  That was a dead giveaway.  This time the actors were button pushing drone operators in a previous enlistment.

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Surly Newz / Re: Who They Are...
« on: January 18, 2020, 08:03:47 AM »
I'm not saying these guys aren't nimrods but how do we know anything reported by the FBI is true?


The FBI feels the same way about Doomers as they do about pink supremacists.  If we collected guns here at the Diner they would be all over our shit and any one of us could wake up tomorrow and discover we were in a plot to kill somebody. 

And that would be the first time you would be hearing about it.  To keep billionaires safe the truth must be bent.

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Marathon Man Newz / Re: I'm With Monica
« on: January 18, 2020, 12:03:41 AM »
Lewinsky offers colorful remark in apparent response to Starr joining Trump defense team

By Allison Gordon, CNN
Updated 12:45 PM ET, Fri January 17, 2020



"This is definitely an 'are you fucking kidding me?' kinda day," tweeted Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose relationship with former President Bill Clinton led to his impeachment in 1998.

Lewinsky didn't explicitly make it clear that she was referring to the hiring of Starr and his successor as independent counsel, Robert Ray, by Trump's team, but her name will forever be tied to Starr's in history. His investigation brought to light Lewinsky's involvement with Clinton, who was later impeached on charges of lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice in the matter. He was later acquitted by the Senate in February 1999.

Lewinsky, who has struggled to maintain a private life following the affair, has only recently started to address her experience. In 2018, she agreed to take part in a documentary about the affair in order to ensure that her experience "never happens to another young person in our country again."
On Twitter, Lewinsky has become  vocal anti-bullying activist, regularly casting light on the problem of online abuse. She has also added widespread commentary on the #MeToo movement.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/17/politics/monica-lewinsky-ken-starr-senate/index.html

I watched the whole Monica Lewinsky report on your link.  Is that what people call left-wing bias?  I certainly don't agree we should feel collective guilt about making fun of her weight.  I never did and any normal guy and a few others would have gladly have hit it had they the chance at the time and still wood 2.  Pretending otherwise is dishonest.

Ken Starr is disgusting all by himself.  He needs no help.  I hate haters.

What report? I just thought her remark was apropos and funny. I think it's interesting, the long list of slime ball lawyers Trump has rounded up....I  wonder if any of them will quit or be fired in the next two weeks.

Derschowitz is disgusting.....All those Fox News mouthpieces are dirtbags.

I have no opinion on Monica's grown-up self.....

The article had a video embed that spends three minutes of your time (which you will never get back) turning Monica into a poster girl for ME 2.

What do you mean Derschowitz is disgusting.  Derschowitz has been disgusting for a very long time.  Without his perpetual pissed off puss he probably would not ever get recognized.

Her remark is funny.

Remembering ME 2. Before Trump we were going into an America where just looking at a young woman's butt was heading in the direction of a class A misdemeanor.  Trump is bad butt..........

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K-Dog Off Leash Newz / Re: Web Page Newz
« on: January 17, 2020, 09:45:03 PM »
I've mentioned I'm working on a new web presence before.  I am about as far as the functionality Irv Mills (and others) have with blogspots right now.  The difference being my code is running in my own server on the very computer I'm typing this on.

Irv's site (A common Blogspot look and feel)  Nothing wrong with it if you don't mind the golden handcuffs.

http://theeasiestpersontofool.blogspot.com/2018/10/responding-to-collapse-part-3-decling.html

Compare that with a peek at what I'm up to now.  This is a screenshot.  I started writing an 'article' using my internal editor and added some dummy comments.



As you see if I just wanted a blogspot looking site where I write the software and host it myself I can be up and running pretty quick.  That just polishes what I have now.  But I want more than that so this post is just a tease.  Kblog really is up on the dark web and if you knew what to type in as a URL you could actually get there.  You could even leave a comment.  But like I said, not yet.  I have plans.



I'll be correcting the 'Dune' quote above through my Admin Panel but I'll have to create a Frank Herbert user first.  Go ahead and comment on my nascent essay.  Your input could make it into the debut Kblog release!

Whenever that is.  :icon_sunny:


That was about a year ago.  A bit more.  Where Am I?

Today I actually have comments working at chasingthesquirrel.com.  I loaded it up this morning and I made a quick test.   I have it switched off until I have an admin panel written so I can manage users.  How hard will that be?

Not very hard because I already wrote it once.  The website I described a year ago I finished but I only loaded it up on a local server.  I never used that software because I wanted to maintain continuity with what I already had at chasingthesquirrel.  My new version reconfigured my server in such a way that my old web page was totally incompatible and could not be mixed in. 

The code I wrote a year ago is a code masterpiece that will be a pleasure to reverse engineer.  That is what I have to do now.  Reverse engineer my own code because I wrote it 400 days ago and can't remember it well enough to just start working on it.  I forgot  my admin password and I had to search the code to find out how I generated passwords because they are hashed.  I always do that. 

I was able to hash a new password and drop it into the MySQL database just like the NSA can do.  I wonder what they would do if they could not access common databases.  Something to think about.

The end result is I have totally hacked into another fully working website (my own) which I have running on my local server.  I already was an admin there of course.  I can redo the admin panel functions I already know work into the code I am writing now.  It is not a cut and paste because I am moving a work of art into more conventional code and it can't just drop in because of the server configuration issue. 

Another turn of the circle.  But what I have left to do won't take a year.

In the meantime.  Visit and experience my rudimentary but still very cool editor.  It is in demo mode because everything it sends to my server right now gets an 'under construction' reply.  Nothing at the server can be changed.

Double click on an article or comment.  I have it set so anything editable will launch my editor with a double click.  Or hit a reply or new comment button.  When I pull out the under construction blocks you will have to sign in to launch the editor.

Unless I enable anonymous comments at the new comment button.  That is what writing the admin panel is about.  I need management functions. 

https://chasingthesquirrel.com/

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These Are the First Living Robots: Machines Made from Frog Stem Cells

RE, if you had used your brain like you were supposed to you could be doing wild and crazy stuff like this!

A gymnastic brain doing back-flips!  The thing locomoting in the video is a STEP in that direction.

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Surly Newz / Re: Things That Make Me Say, "Dafuq?"
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:46:44 PM »
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Trump whines about not having a Nobel Peace Prize.

He does drone on!


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Marathon Man Newz / Re: I'm With Monica
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:39:22 PM »
Lewinsky offers colorful remark in apparent response to Starr joining Trump defense team

By Allison Gordon, CNN
Updated 12:45 PM ET, Fri January 17, 2020



"This is definitely an 'are you fucking kidding me?' kinda day," tweeted Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose relationship with former President Bill Clinton led to his impeachment in 1998.

Lewinsky didn't explicitly make it clear that she was referring to the hiring of Starr and his successor as independent counsel, Robert Ray, by Trump's team, but her name will forever be tied to Starr's in history. His investigation brought to light Lewinsky's involvement with Clinton, who was later impeached on charges of lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice in the matter. He was later acquitted by the Senate in February 1999.

Lewinsky, who has struggled to maintain a private life following the affair, has only recently started to address her experience. In 2018, she agreed to take part in a documentary about the affair in order to ensure that her experience "never happens to another young person in our country again."
On Twitter, Lewinsky has become  vocal anti-bullying activist, regularly casting light on the problem of online abuse. She has also added widespread commentary on the #MeToo movement.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/17/politics/monica-lewinsky-ken-starr-senate/index.html

I watched the whole Monica Lewinsky report on your link.  Is that what people call left-wing bias?  I certainly don't agree we should feel collective guilt about making fun of her weight.  I never did and any normal guy and a few others would have gladly have hit it had they the chance at the time and still wood 2.  Pretending otherwise is dishonest.

Ken Starr is disgusting all by himself.  He needs no help.  I hate haters.

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Diner TV / Re: DD Juke Box V2.0
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:18:50 PM »
I saw him in Seattle, just before he passed.  I was totally into him.

Quote
At first I did not think it could be you,
But you're the only one who got off the train.
Yes, you must be my wife Miss Annie Halsey.
I guess I am your husband,
Hello, I'm Harry Crane.

Mail Order Annie
Never mind your cryin'.
Your tears are sweet rain
In my empty life.
Mail Order Annie
Can't you see I'm tryin'
To tell you that I'm glad you're here
You are the woman, who's come to be my wife.

You know you're not as pretty
As I dreamed you'd be.
But then I'm not no handsome Fancy Dan.
But out here looks are really not important no, no.
It's what's inside a woman
When she up against the land.

Mail Order Annie,
Never mind your cryin'.
Your tears are sweet rain
In my empty life.
Mail Order Annie,
Can't you see I'm tryin'
To tell you that I'm glad you're here
You are the woman, who's come to be my wife.

You know it's not no easy life you're enterin',
The winter wind comes whistlin'
Through the cracks there in the sod.
You know you'll never have
Too many neighbors
There's you, babe
There's me and there's God.

You know I'm just a dirt man
From the North Dakota plains.
You're one girl from the city
Who's been thrown out on her own.
And I'm standin' here not sure of what to say to you
'Ceptin' Mail Order Annie,
Let's you and me go home.

Mail Order Annnie,
Never mind your cryin'
Your tears are sweet rain
In my empty life.
Mail Order Annie,
Can't you see I'm tryin'
To tell you that I'm glad you're here
You are the woman
Who's come to be my wife.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5KxOlKC6mHY" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/5KxOlKC6mHY</a>

I had the record.

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Not every billionaire is a climate denier. Larry Fink is smart enough to see what's coming. I doubt what Black Rock is doing matters much, though, in the long term scope of things.  We need for Charlie Koch to have a Road to Damascus moment and suddenly realize he's ruined a perfectly nice county.....and a lot more people just like him.
Not gonna happen though. They're  probably building small nuclear reactors now to run the AC in their Enviro-Domes.

The rich have better educations and are more worldly in general.  But everything else about wealth actually dumbs them down.  They inhabit ultra conservative bubbles that reflect their own wants and desires like a pond of Narcissus made of solid gold.



Or silicon, thus canceling out their edge in intellectual superiority.

From a pragmatic point of view smarter people outnumber billionaires by hundreds to one easy.   1% or less being significant because it illustrates the lunacy of billionaires running the world.

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