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Reverend Jim 3,233

The evil in the world comes almost always from ignorance, and goodwill can cause as much damage as ill-will if it is not enlightened. People are more often good than bad, though in fact that is not the question. But they are more or less ignorant and this is what one calls vice or virtue, the most appalling vice being the ignorance that thinks it knows everything and which consequently authorizes itself to kill. The murderer’s soul is blind, and there is no true goodness or fine love without the greatest possible degree of clear-sightedness.

  • Albert Camus (1947)

Reverend Jim 3,233

Not a single one. Something seems to be crowding out all the fluff news stories.

Dani 1,954 The Queen of DaniWeb

Anyone see any fun april fools pranks on the web today? I think most companies (I know Google has) have decided not to do it this year.

Mr.M 62

Yes it people like you whom I want indeed. To begin, when users login I'm pretty sure that passwords are not saved as is on the database. Correct? So
1) What is the need for sending such sensitive users information over the internet?
2) We saw new system being developed such as those smart key holders that take your passwords with you and also very notable the LockWise from Mozilla which to me and also as you may know or can check it out you will see that it saves and also uses the users password as is in a plain text with no security added or anything.

Don't you also think it time we change this and make it more secure and a users password be an actual PASS Word meaning it serve the whole purpose of it invention which is to be secret, and it a word you need to key it right to be able to go through?

Dani 1,954

I do! I do!!

Mr.M 62 Future Programmers

How many have websites here or own websites here?

Reverend Jim 3,233

RE: Allocation of Covid-19 resources...

“He calls all the governors,” Trump said. “I tell him, I mean, I’m a different type of person. I say Mike, don’t call the governor of Washington, you’re wasting your time with him. Don’t call the woman in Michigan.”

“If they don’t treat you right, I don’t call,” Trump said.

Translation - That's a nice state you have there. Be a shame of something were to happen to it.

Trump is now openly running the country's largest protection racket.

rproffitt commented: 5 dollar a barrel oil from Canada? +0

rproffitt 1,687

EPA suspends enforcement of environmental laws amid coronavirus

We don't give a hoot, pollute!

Reverend Jim 3,233

Medical supply vendors have been told to NOT send supplies to Michigan. Trump had recently been on Fox telling Sean Hannity that Michigan's governor, Gretchen Whitmer, had been "insufficiently grateful" for his assistance. During the session Trump also added "I love the people of Michigan."

Trump has a hissy fit and innocent people die. Why is this piece of filth still president?

John_smith

Surprisingly, there are tons of random facts about books that are super interesting.
And since you obviously love reading and learning things, we decided to round up some of the most interesting facts about books so you can know a little bit more about the thing you love most.

  1. There are over 129 million books in existence.
    According to Google, 129,864,880 million books had been published as of 2010. That number is obviously a lot higher now. So when you say out loud “Ugh, can’t find a good book to read,” know that you have a lot to choose from.

  2. The most expensive book ever purchased was sold for $30.8 million.
    It was Codex Leicester by Leonardo Da Vinci, and it was purchased by Bill Gates, according to Business Insider. Don’t worry though, he probably made the money back within the hour.

  3. There’s a word for loving the smell of old books.
    You guys, you know you love the smell of old books. They have the aroma of dust and a whole lot of history. Well now you can call it something. “Bibliosmia” is the word you’ve probably been searching for your whole life.

  4. The longest sentence ever printed is 823 words.
    We have a feeling it’s probably a run-on, but it’s a legit sentence that exists in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, according to Barnes and Noble.

  5. Author’s names didn’t used to be printed on the covers of their books.
    The covers of the first ...

rproffitt 1,687

I think it's at https://books.google.com/books?id=Gm2hzeWhou0C&pg=PA13&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

I skimmed to page 43 and it looks like it's free to read.

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Reverend Jim 3,233

What do you suppose the odds are that Trump/GOP will try to use Covid 19 as an excuse to delay or cancel the 2020 elections this November?

rajanraveendran

After completing your graduation successfully, it is better to take your Masters degree from reputed universities of Canada and Australia. There are many universities there which provides best education and better career opportunities. A well written Statement of Purpose is the main element which the approval of college admission. It mainly contains the reason to join the specific course in the university you have chosen, the academic records, achievements in sports and extracurricular activities. You have to make your SOP document as impressive as possible. All the valid details which denotes your strength must be highlighted in an SOP. You may ask your collegues, teachers or any others for improvements and correction as it is the root document which decides your future.

Reverend Jim commented: Six years too late. +0
rproffitt commented: Be timely. +0

rproffitt 1,687

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/social-security-tax.asp writes "Social Security taxes fund the retirement, disability, and survivorship benefits that millions of Americans receive each year from the Social Security Administration."

But as many know there are those that want to defund this but will that mean the Social Security taxes end? (No.)

And yes they do pay out of the general fund because if Social Security taxes went into their own fund the last time someone calculated it, it would be the largest fund on the planet. Can't have that!

I've heard that the haters of social insurance systems (SSI) failed to defund so their next ploy is to crash the system so they get to start over.

Reverend Jim 3,233

Trump talks about cutting the payroll tax in order to give businesses a break when dealing with the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak. Seems reasonable until you realize that the payroll tax is the major funder of Social Security which the GOP wants to defund anyway.

1987davids

Yeah! Not all dentists are like that. My own prioritizies everyone's comfort & experience in their clinic. His special calming procedure helped me when I did my "root canal procedure"

Reverend Jim 3,233

The White House has banned the use of recording devices (audio/video) at press conferences dealing with Covid-19. Only photographs are allowed. They don't want a repeat of the last one where Trump said the exact opposite of what his experts said.

Federal experts/scientists have been effetively muzzled after being told that all outgoing information must go through the White House. All information going to the public must be deemed ideologically pure.

Reverend Jim 3,233

In fairness to the GOP I want to point out the following tidbit...

In the Democratic primaries leading up to the Clinton nomination, the DNC all but guaranteed that Bernie Sanders would lose the nomination via super delegates, thus making the Democratic primaries less democratic than anything related to the GOP. In order to (seemingly) avoid a repeat of this in 2020 the DNC agreed that super delegates would not vote on the first ballot. A second ballot is only required when no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote.

But here's the gotcha. The DNC reserves the right to call a second ballot EVEN IF ONE CANDIDATE GETS MORE THAN 50% of the vote. Sort of a "heads I win, tails you lose" scenario.

Xianders 15

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Reverend Jim 3,233

Trump unveils high-tech model of a wall that is virtually impossible to climb, signing it with a Sharpie and stating "No more people can come in."

One month later, a climbing group in Kentucky builds a full scale wall to that spec and holds a climbing competition. The wnning time was 13.1 seconds. Sixty-five people climbed it including an 8-year-old girl. One person climbed it one handed while juggling with the other hand.

Reverend Jim 3,233

As I expected. I called for an intelligent conversation and after calling me a snowflake the poster has yet to post anything worth pondering.

Incidentally, compare Obama's response when a Right Wing pundit compared the First Lady to a gorilla (he ignored it), to Trump's response when someone posted a picture of his tan line under his hair (he went ballistic). Who exactly is the snowflake? Or the GOP storming the impeachment inquiry facility, loudly proclaiming to the media how they had been "locked out"? Keeping in mind that the spokesperson leading the protest was actually on the committee holding the impeachment inquiry (and several other GOP members were also on the committee).

rproffitt 1,687

I'm going to have to be told more. VB6 apps as far as I know don't run on Ubuntu. So until you reveal more, I'm going to write this will never happen.

Ken_17

hi, i'm new in using ubuntu and i want to know how can i connect the nfc reader to my vb6 application.

steve.durfee

I am surprised you have it in you. Good job!

Reverend Jim 3,233

I had previously deleted the above post under the "keep it pleasant" rule. On second thought I'd rather leave it visible to show the vacuity of the typical Trump supporter arguments.

If you want to have an intelligent conversation I'm up for it. Instead you responded by name calling. You couldn't attack the argument so you attacked the person. If you have a response to the mountain of evidence aginst Trump, other than the usual "fake news" or "lies", then let's have at it. But if you are just going to spout conspiracy theories then don't waste my time.

steve.durfee

You sound like a typical snowflake. Impeachment will save us.....LOL...Trump 2020

rproffitt commented: What is ad hominem? +0

Reverend Jim 3,233

Here's how it plays out so far...

  • In 2016 voters will save us from Donald Trump
  • Rational Republicans will save us from Donald Trump
  • Robert Mueller will save us from Donald Trump
  • Michael Cohen will save us from Donald Trump
  • Impeachment will save us from Donald Trump
  • Enough GOP senators will vote to allow witnesses (and save us from Donald Trump)
  • John Bolton will save us from Donald Trump
  • Voters this November will save us from Donald Trump

I'm not holding my breath.

Reverend Jim 3,233

exactly why many of his supporters like him

And I'm sure many of them depend on those services he plans to cut which is exactly why I consider his supporters morons for the most part (see my signature). Most are likely able to think and reason, they just choose not to. His billionaire backers are just contemptible, entitled, (rude gerund) assholes.

stuff gets done

I loved a recent man-on-the-street segment where the reporter got the "he gets stuff done" from the interviewee. When asked "what stuff?" he couldn't think of even one thing.

Forces on the political right (and to a lesser degree on the left) have succeeded in eroding the public trust in our institutions

The right has eroded public trust with endless lies, and blocking every bill passed by the left that might improve peoples' lives. The left has eroded public trust by being spineless wimps.

The motto of USA culture today is: "winning at any cost".

I thought this was the new US motto

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rproffitt commented: "This is mine. This is also mine. All this is mine too." Sadly, the olive branch is lost. +0