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by kiklion
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 933071

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

When talking about baggage, it was ignored that their baggage was targeted at different groups. The people who were bothered by her emails, by the preferential treatment she seemed to have received compared to other examples of mishandling information, and how she handled the situation by writing of...
by kiklion
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 933071

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Where'd the 30% turnout come from? This says 55% unless I'm reading it wrong. http://www.electproject.org/home/voter-turnout/voter-turnout-data I'm really disappointed with the Democratic Party. There was massive evidence of anti-establishment sentiment between tea party, blm, and ows and then they ...
by kiklion
Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2221268

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

What I want to know is if the building is so segregated, why does it still qualify for a tax break? Because technically it still is including low-income housing. As he said, AFAIK the stated goal of the low-income housing program is to ensure there are homes for poor people to live in. Not forcing ...
by kiklion
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2221268

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Well before my moral outrage kicks in I would have to know what low income housing means in this case. Besides it may be a nice alley. My understanding is that it is partially due to legal reasons. Legal reasons that could have also been solved by cutting profits. This is a good article that isn't ...
by kiklion
Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Congress Robs Pensions to Feed Highway Fund
Replies: 9
Views: 2654

Re: Congress Robs Pensions to Feed Highway Fund

Let me make sure I'm understanding this. Companies that have a pension, are allowed to under-fund the pension. The hope is that the companies will do so, which will increase their taxable income and therefor increase the income tax they pay. The companies must later pay back the extra pension fundin...
by kiklion
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Corporations now have religious freedom
Replies: 102
Views: 19680

Re: US Corporations now have religious freedom

The lack of choice is EXACTLY the point. That's why there is a court case. I'm...confused at why you think this is a point. If there was a choice to just not do so, they would have no standing. Yeah. Wait, why do they care? ⋅ They already covered it. ⋅ They currently invest in a...
by kiklion
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Linq to SQL ToList() dropping and duplicating records C#
Replies: 1
Views: 2280

Re: Linq to SQL ToList() dropping and duplicating records C#

I corrected the problem, but I still don't know why it was a problem. In the LINQ mappings, the ID field was not marked as a primary key field but it was a primary key field in the database. Correcting this discrepancy caused the ToList() method to no longer behave oddly. If anyone knows why not hav...
by kiklion
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Linq to SQL ToList() dropping and duplicating records C#
Replies: 1
Views: 2280

Linq to SQL ToList() dropping and duplicating records C#

I am trying to populate a DataTable from a SQL Table using LINQ. I have a method that takes a generic List and returns a DataTable from the List. I create a List from the SQL Table using LINQ, then call the ListToDataTable method to create the DataTable. However this DataTable is missing a few recor...
by kiklion
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: No Vans Land.
Replies: 16
Views: 3147

Re: No Vans Land.

Where here you says it's bus corps (private), transportation union (trade union) and city hall (local government)? According to Wikipedia, the MTA is a public benefit corporation . The board of directors is appointed by various local governments, and it receives significant government subsidies. Th...
by kiklion
Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 886377

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Considering that the university police were in the right to disperse the protest, and pepper spray is probably the least violent way the police disperse a protest, I'm actually surprised the students got anything. PR and Legal battles cost the school money. It may have just been a calculated costs ...
by kiklion
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?
Replies: 340
Views: 35133

Re: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?

Here's what I don't understand. If the executive branch decides what services and personnel are essential, why are they shutting down things that Democrats like (eg. social programs) and keeping open things that Republicans like (eg. military)? Why can't Obama say "We're going to stop funding ...
by kiklion
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Americans, How is the ACA affecting you?
Replies: 104
Views: 13217

Re: Americans, How is the ACA affecting you?

The ACA is barely/not affecting me at all. I think my company received back about $1 per employee due to controls on how much of their premiums are payed back out as benefits. I currently get insurance through my job (25, programmer) and so does my wife. What I really don't get is the penalty for no...
by kiklion
Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?
Replies: 340
Views: 35133

Re: Debt Ceiling Round 3? 4?

Honestly, The Affordable Care Act is a stupid battleground. The GOP needs to realize that was already lost, and they simply don't have the positioning to change that. Not entirely sure why you believe this. Every doctor I have spoken to dislikes the ACA and how it is affecting them, the Democrats l...
by kiklion
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Abortion Protests Bad for Area, Say Protestors
Replies: 44
Views: 6132

Re: Anti-Abortion Protests Bad for Area, Say Protestors

That's some impressive bullshit. Of all the reasons to close an abortion provider, "pro-lifer's outside it are assholes" is certainly... um... interesting. Wait, are we sure this isn't the Onion in disguise? Ok, bare with me for a bit... what if the people who petitioned for the rezoning ...
by kiklion
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 684549

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

Also, bandwidth costs money. hmm i didn't stop to consider this... it does cost alot of money for that kind of streaming traffic. oh well, nothings free i guess :) To expound on this, their advertisement revenue comes from either views or cliks. The rate for views is possibly also determined by the...
by kiklion
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Fast Food Strikes
Replies: 327
Views: 81279

Re: US Fast Food Strikes

I question how accurate that 17% price increase on doubling everyone's wages/salary/benefits and keeping the same profit is. Morelix looked at McDonald's 2012 annual report and discovered that only 17.1 percent of the fast-food giant's revenue goes toward salaries and benefits. In other words, for e...
by kiklion
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!
Replies: 623
Views: 121604

Re: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!

Just because it wasn't on the tape doesn't mean it didn't happen. He lost contact with the kid while he was in his car. By the time the cops got there he had found the kid he had lost, exited his vehicle , and shot him dead. I don't think it's a stretch to say he pursued Martin. His statement was h...
by kiklion
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!
Replies: 623
Views: 121604

Re: Your clothes were asking for it: Now in mens!

The burden of proof for affirmative defenses should be on the person presenting that defense. The burden of proof for the plaintiff/state is to prove satisfactorily each of the elements in the definition of the crime in question. IANAL, but I'll point to the relevant Martin v. Ohio, 1987 case that ...
by kiklion
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2221268

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

You can testify over skype? Are there extenuating (sp?) circumstances where this individual couldn't get to the court?
by kiklion
Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: More Quebec Intolerance...soccer related this time
Replies: 39
Views: 44955

Re: More Quebec Intolerance...soccer related this time

I don't see why a turban should be treated any differently than other headgear. If there is no rule regarding it, it should be allowed. If there is a rule regarding headgear, compare the turban and see if it breaks anything. Maybe there is a rule saying you cannot wear headgear with a hard lip, wel...
by kiklion
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: More Quebec Intolerance...soccer related this time
Replies: 39
Views: 44955

Re: More Quebec Intolerance...soccer related this time

I don't see why a turban should be treated any differently than other headgear. If there is no rule regarding it, it should be allowed. If there is a rule regarding headgear, compare the turban and see if it breaks anything. Maybe there is a rule saying you cannot wear headgear with a hard lip, well...
by kiklion
Wed May 08, 2013 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Understanding house prices
Replies: 9
Views: 7026

Re: Understanding house prices

House prices also don't follow supply/demand as much because they aren't 'used up' in a sense. With goods that expire, they need to be sold or they are a waste to the person who has them. So if demand is low and supply high, price comes down as they try to make sales. Supply for non-perishables like...
by kiklion
Fri May 03, 2013 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 886377

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I don't really want to read 100+ pages, so I can't even say if that data is field data, or not. As for the thing that is clearly field data, it does not support the idea that drug-sniffing dogs are impossible, just that the practice is bad in the area of the study. Well, the idea isn't that they're...
by kiklion
Thu May 02, 2013 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Private Prisons more effective than Public-sector Prisons?
Replies: 17
Views: 2691

Re: Private Prisons more effective than Public-sector Prison

Private prisons would only accept prisoners for crimes that have lower recidivism rates or are on good behavior in the government prisons. Then when the less violent criminals reoffend less often than the violent ones, claim it's because of the prison and not because they were rigging the data. In ...
by kiklion
Thu May 02, 2013 11:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Private Prisons more effective than Public-sector Prisons?
Replies: 17
Views: 2691

Re: Private Prisons more effective than Public-sector Prison

A lot of the backlash to private prisons that I have seen are due to either: people think that it is morally wrong for a private company to profit when a member of society breaks the law because it creates a perverse incentive for the prison owners to want more law breakers; or due to minimum prison...
by kiklion
Thu May 02, 2013 11:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2221268

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Thesh wrote:The bottom 20% of households in the US made no more than $20,262 per year, with an average income of $11,239 in 2011.


I find this really shocking. I was making more than that as an individual since I was 18.
by kiklion
Wed May 01, 2013 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2221268

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Conservatives less likely to choose energy efficient lightbulbs if labeled "Protect the Environment". Because lower power bills are less important than not protecting the environment. You could also take away from this that people assume a hidden cost for every net benefit. Even if they a...
by kiklion
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever
Replies: 31
Views: 7093

Re: 300+ GB/s DDOS attack against Spamhaus: Largest Ever

Based on their name, their list of disallowed content, and the fact that spamhaus blocked them, I'm guessing they provide bulletproof hosting. Eg, the kind of ISP that will look the other way when you do things like send a ton of bulk email, or host exploit packs on your site, or run a botnet comma...
by kiklion
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Can I spoof video for Google Hangout?
Replies: 5
Views: 4002

Re: Can I spoof video for Google Hangout?

EdgarJPublius wrote:There are tons of programs to let you use screen output as a webcam, used for casting and recording demos and such.


A particular favorite of mine is: http://obsproject.com/

But as previously mentioned, this won't let you eavesdrop. People know who else is in on the conversation.
by kiklion
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.
Replies: 721
Views: 93079

Re: Bombing at Boston Marathon Finish Line.

But it really does just return us to the question of motive, which apart from "He says his worldview is muslim on a social website, muslims have an assumed motivation for terrorism ("they hate our freedom" etc)" there doesn't seem to be anything out there that addresses motive a...
by kiklion
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2221268

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GOOGLE_FIBER_UTAH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-04-18-17-08-16\ Google buys fiber lines for $1. Google plans to use its $1 fiber network to provide Google Fiber. :? :? :? I can see why AT&T is getting pissed off at Google'...
by kiklion
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Do You Care About Privacy? You're Lying.
Replies: 23
Views: 3513

Re: Do You Care About Privacy? You're Lying.

Their example at the start of the article is pretty lame. Oh noes, I revealed my birthdate and email address! Or, like a normal person, I have a throwaway email for spammy junk crap like that. And, if birthdate isn't important(say, for instance, on a webcomic message board) why should I use my real...
by kiklion
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2221268

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Rikeus wrote:What I want to know, is what the hell is a flapjack?

I imagine a lumberjack with large flapping wings.


Or pancakes, I imagine pancakes. but getting hit with a pancake is not painful...
by kiklion
Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cyprus Bailout: Wealth Tax, Bank Runs on the Horizon
Replies: 111
Views: 10791

Re: Cyprus Bailout: Wealth Tax, Bank Runs on the Horizon

Note sure I buy it, but this is the explanation according to the BBC's Robert Peston: A well-placed official rings to tell me why investors should not be panicking that the punishment of Cypriot depositors is a precedent, or that lenders to Spanish and Italian banks will be spanked as well before t...
by kiklion
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)
Replies: 234
Views: 20896

Re: Rape in Steubenville, OH (Trigger)

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/17/justice/o ... index.html

"No pictures should have been sent out, let alone been taken," he said.


Makes me think they are more sorry that they were caught.
by kiklion
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Protests in New York over teen shot by police
Replies: 9
Views: 1962

Re: Protests in New York over teen shot by police

This link popped up on Reddit a little bit ago. It was pretty inflammatory (The headline reads "The NYPD Declares Martial Law in Brooklyn") so I did a little searching to see what was up and if I could get some different angles on the case. There's not a lot of mainstream U.S. coverage of...
by kiklion
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2221268

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Somewhat. My grandfather, who grew up in the Depression, ingrained into me the need to never waste food. It's stereotypical to remember being told as a child to finish your plate "because there are children starving in Africa." I heard a lot of the same stuff from my parent's. However, lu...
by kiklion
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane
Replies: 74
Views: 6725

Re: Ticketed for going 2 MPH under limit in fast lane

Can't find this on any major news sites just yet. Comments? As a fast and fairly aggressive (and, admittedly, bad) driver, I'm kinda okay with this. For what it's worth, I get into the right hand land and just chill as I drive home. Shifting into the middle/left lane only as I pass an on-ramp where...
by kiklion
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2221268

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

But does the information have to be real, or could pre-recorded senses be, umm, experienced by others? Coming soon to a sensotheatre near you, Sexcat Dungeons 7? Or the beginning of this: http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060828210915/matrix/images/2/28/Sentinels.jpg Bow to the Matrix Overmin...
by kiklion
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Pulling files out of microsoft access
Replies: 4
Views: 7237

Re: Pulling files out of microsoft access

I will try both of those, but first, http://bytes.com/topic/access/answers/680306-how-export-access-blobs-images-files I'm pretty not sure that content of an OLE field is the same as that of file you've inserted to the field, unless you've inserted it with AppendChunk method. Common sence. Access ne...

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