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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Stuart » Tue May 29, 2018 12:11 pm

her LI picture keep coming up on my network-should connect- screen

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Caradoc » Tue May 29, 2018 6:00 pm

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Fight for Fifteen!!!
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue May 29, 2018 9:39 pm

Caradoc wrote:
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Fight for Fifteen!!!

Do nothing! Lose your job anyway!
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Rocker » Wed May 30, 2018 12:33 am

Mindless platitudes! Loud noises!
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby RedLeader » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:10 pm

% of US adults who say they go online:
Almost constantly 26%
Several times a day 43%
Less often 19%
Not at all 11%

Teens:
Almost constantly 45%
Several times 44%
Less often 11%
Not at all 0%

Pew






Virtually just a virtual world...
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby MJW » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:56 pm

RedLeader wrote:% of US adults who say they go online:
Almost constantly 26%
Several times a day 43%
Less often 19%
Not at all 11%

Teens:
Almost constantly 45%
Several times 44%
Less often 11%
Not at all 0%

Pew






Virtually just a virtual world...


This is a great book about what it's doing to us:

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Now if you'll excuse me, I have to check my twitter and facebook accounts. I'll swing back in about 3 minutes, then do it again.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby RedLeader » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:09 am

Ya. Its definitely a huge cultural shift thats happening.

And that book title is very apropos.


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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:07 am

RedLeader wrote:Ya. Its definitely a huge cultural shift thats happening.

And that book title is very apropos.


We’ve been hoodwinked! Living zombies.

The idea is quite in vogue right now. There's been lots of talk lately about how social media is being used to subconsciously move people to do or not do a thing.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby DreadNaught » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:39 am

The Miss American pageant contest is removing both swimsuit and evening gown portions of the event in an effort to move away from the contest being judged on looks.

So let's just move it radio.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby RedLeader » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:44 am

When are they bringing the cooking and house cleaning portion back?
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby NYBF » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:20 am

DreadNaught wrote:The Miss American pageant contest is removing both swimsuit and evening gown portions of the event in an effort to move away from the contest being judged on looks.

So let's just move it radio.


What's a radio?
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby DreadNaught » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:15 am

NYBF wrote:
DreadNaught wrote:The Miss American pageant contest is removing both swimsuit and evening gown portions of the event in an effort to move away from the contest being judged on looks.

So let's just move it to radio.


What's a radio?


It's like a podcast, only worse.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Noles1724 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:36 pm

DreadNaught wrote:
NYBF wrote:
What's a radio?


It's like a podcast, only worse.


it's what Howard Stern used to speak for the devil.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:59 pm

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Completely dismissing the important problem of what to have with my steak.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby bucfanclw » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:45 am

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Completely dismissing the important problem of what to have with my steak.

Or hunger in Ireland...
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Noles1724 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:59 am

bucfanclw wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:Completely dismissing the important problem of what to have with my steak.

Or hunger in Ireland...


some might argue that Ireland/potato's is a good example of how it can't be used to solve a problem..
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:45 am

What a crazy story. I couldn't help but chuckle at his excuse.

Company commander steals armored vehicle from National Guard base, police say
By: Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press   22 hours ago
https://www.armytimes.com/news/2018/06/ ... uard-base/

RICHMOND, Va. — An Army National Guard officer accused of stealing an armored personnel carrier from a Virginia base and leading police on a more than 60-mile (100-kilometer) chase was driving under the influence of drugs, police said Wednesday.

Joshua Philip Yabut, 29, of Richmond, was charged with eluding police and unauthorized use of a vehicle, the Virginia National Guard said in a news release.

The vehicle, which drives on tracks like a tank, was stolen Tuesday evening from Fort Pickett in Blackstone. Police chased it for about two hours at speeds as high as 40 mph (65 kph) before the driver stopped and surrendered near Richmond City Hall, Virginia State Police said.



The Guard said the personnel carrier was driven away during routine training at Fort Pickett and has been returned to the base. The vehicle wasn’t equipped with any weapons, but Yabut had his personal weapon with him without any ammunition, the Guard said.

Police said an investigation is ongoing and declined to comment on a motive for stealing the vehicle, but said Yabut was under the influence of drugs when he was arrested.

In a Wednesday evening phone call from Virginia’s Central State Hospital, Yabut told The Associated Press he was authorized to take the vehicle on a pre-planned route as part of a training exercise to gauge the police response. Yabut said his brigade commander, who he declined to name, told him to take the vehicle. The psychiatric hospital is in Petersburg, Virginia, and its patients include people receiving court-ordered mental health evaluations and treatment.

Yabut also denied authorities’ claim that he was under the influence of drugs during the incident. “That’s a big ‘NO’ with capital letters,” he said.

No bond was set when he appeared earlier Wednesday in Richmond General District Court via video link from the city jail. Yabut’s attorney, Assistant Public Defender Thomas Wieworka, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The Guard said Yabut is a first lieutenant assigned as company commander of the 276th Engineer Battalion and has more than 11 years of service. He deployed to Afghanistan from 2008 to 2009 with the Illinois National Guard.

“We are extremely grateful that there were no injuries as a result of this incident, and we appreciate the great work of the Virginia State Police, Richmond Police Department and other law enforcement and first responders who safely brought this situation to a close,” Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the adjutant general of Virginia, said in a statement.

Williams said the Guard has started an internal investigation and “will determine appropriate actions once the investigation is complete.”

Michael Finneran, a spokesman for the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, said Yabut worked there in a civilian job in the office of the chief information officer from 2014-2017.

Yabut also previously worked as a developer for ZenCash, the cryptocurrency company said in a statement Wednesday.

Yabut was a developer in the project’s early stages, and he “intentionally made public a method” of attacking the system, which was a “vulnerability” that he coded in, according to the statement.

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Emergency personnel surround a National Guard military vehicle stolen from Fort Pickett, Va., on June 5, 2018. Police said they arrested a soldier who stole the armored personnel carrier after chasing him for more than 60 miles. (Grace Hollars/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) Emergency personnel surround a National Guard military vehicle stolen from Fort Pickett, Va., on June 5, 2018. Police said they arrested a soldier who stole the armored personnel carrier after chasing him for more than 60 miles. (Grace Hollars/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Representatives of the company, which said in the statement that it had mitigated the vulnerability, didn’t immediately respond to further questions from The Associated Press.

Yabut was being held at the Richmond jail. Attempts to reach his defense attorney or family members who could comment on his behalf were not successful.

Yabut seemed to foreshadow the theft and chase in Twitter posts Tuesday. Hours before the vehicle drove off the base, an account confirmed by the Guard as Yabut’s tweeted a Wikipedia entry about the M113 armored personnel carrier, which is similar to the M577 vehicle police chased, and a screenshot of a map around the area where the vehicle eventually stopped.

Minutes after police began their pursuit shortly before 8 p.m., Yabut posted a photo and video of himself in what appears to be the stolen vehicle.

He wrote a series of odd tweets Tuesday, including: “where is this damn water buffalo” ″all i wanna do is get an anime wife” and “wow I think I just discovered a large illegal spy operation in the us government.”

Attempts to reach Yabut's family members were not successful.

In February, Yabut filed papers to run as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Tim Kaine.

Yabut is due back in court on July 11.


So much for his Senate run. :lol:
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:03 am

Ah....exotic Ft. Pickett.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Crocaneers » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:18 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Ah....exotic Ft. Pickett.

Almost as luscious as AP Hill
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:22 pm

Crocaneers wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:Ah....exotic Ft. Pickett.

Almost as luscious as AP Hill

We had to build our own tent city at AP Hill.

Did not enjoy AP Hill.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Selmon Rules » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:05 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:
Crocaneers wrote:Almost as luscious as AP Hill

We had to build our own tent city at AP Hill.

Did not enjoy AP Hill.

Did not like Ft Dix.... Went there for basic and while we only had to go overnight for one night, it was February and we had to leave all of our tent pegs in ground as they were frozen in place.

Did not care for Ft Sill either, just sucked all around.....
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:06 am

Selmon Rules wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:We had to build our own tent city at AP Hill.

Did not enjoy AP Hill.

Did not like Ft Dix.... Went there for basic and while we only had to go overnight for one night, it was February and we had to leave all of our tent pegs in ground as they were frozen in place.

Did not care for Ft Sill either, just sucked all around.....

I lived at Sill for three months to prep for Afghanistan.

What struck me the most about Fort Sill is that the State of Oklahoma has one mountain and the army owns it for the express purpose of shooting artillery at it day and night.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Selmon Rules » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:09 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:
Selmon Rules wrote:Did not like Ft Dix.... Went there for basic and while we only had to go overnight for one night, it was February and we had to leave all of our tent pegs in ground as they were frozen in place.

Did not care for Ft Sill either, just sucked all around.....

I lived at Sill for three months to prep for Afghanistan.

What struck me the most about Fort Sill is that the State of Oklahoma has one mountain and the army owns it for the express purpose of shooting artillery at it day and night.

I got sent there after a 2 year stint in Bavaria, Augsburg to be exact.... Ought to be a law against that
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:29 pm

Okay. I laughed.

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby RedLeader » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:29 pm

Percent who say religion is very important in their lives:

Ethiopia 98%
Indonesia 93%
Nigeria 88%
India 80%
Iran 78%
Brazil 72%
Turkey 68%
US 53%
Mexico 45%
Israel 36%
Canada 27%
Spain 22%
Norway 19%
Aussie 18%
Russia 16%
Germany 10%
Japan 10%
UK 10%
China 3%

(Pew)


Surprised by Mexico.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:26 am

BILLUND, DENMARK—Lego has just introduced new and improved interlocking plastic bricks that will instantly kill you when you step on them, sources at the company’s headquarters confirmed Thursday.

The sharper edges in the new design will just immediately put you out of your misery, so you don’t have to roll around on the ground in excruciating pain for minutes on end. Utilizing advanced laser-driven techniques, Lego factories can now hone the edges of the famously sharp and painful bricks to such a fine point that the human nervous system instantly shuts down upon coming into contact with them.

“Our engineers have been hard at work trying to come up with ways to make an even deadlier brick, and they’ve finally made a breakthrough,” Lego head of design Arnbjørn Frandsen said in a press conference. According to Frandsen, internal company tests have shown the new bricks have a 99.7% success rate at ending the life of the unfortunate person to inadvertently step on even just a single Lego. “This is the most promising advancement we’ve made in our brick design since we first introduced the bricks that make it feel like your foot is being stabbed by a hundred sharpened katanas many decades ago.”

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:38 am

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BILLUND, DENMARK—Lego has just introduced new and improved interlocking plastic bricks that will instantly kill you when you step on them, sources at the company’s headquarters confirmed Thursday.

The sharper edges in the new design will just immediately put you out of your misery, so you don’t have to roll around on the ground in excruciating pain for minutes on end. Utilizing advanced laser-driven techniques, Lego factories can now hone the edges of the famously sharp and painful bricks to such a fine point that the human nervous system instantly shuts down upon coming into contact with them.

“Our engineers have been hard at work trying to come up with ways to make an even deadlier brick, and they’ve finally made a breakthrough,” Lego head of design Arnbjørn Frandsen said in a press conference. According to Frandsen, internal company tests have shown the new bricks have a 99.7% success rate at ending the life of the unfortunate person to inadvertently step on even just a single Lego. “This is the most promising advancement we’ve made in our brick design since we first introduced the bricks that make it feel like your foot is being stabbed by a hundred sharpened katanas many decades ago.”

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby acmillis » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:00 am

For all of you wanting to prepare to be a parent:

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby NYBF » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:07 am

acmillis wrote:For all of you wanting to prepare to be a parent:

https://media.giphy.com/media/TFzvyEOpPR1JK/giphy.gif


This should be in those world's strongest man competitions.
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