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April 10, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
I was talking about political issues with a friend on fb and it caused me to decide never to do it again. The friend had posted on the topic of Trump, and a Jewish issue of some kind, I think it was one of those unfounded Trump/Antisemitism attacks, so I gently, or not so gently reminded him that Obama's support in Israel was the lowest of any American President in history. The poll I cited was not tilted or partisan in any way, cause it listed Bill Clinton as the Israeli favorite. So it rea...
April 9, 2017 by webnavigator on Joshua's blog
The collective speaks
The collective talks
The collective walks

But where the collective ends
In the individual
The power
Within
to be one
To be all
To be standing tall

Love is the key
The antidote
To the one key power of note
The collective holds
The power of a billion minds

The collective has no love that binds
So a love so powerful
The one of a mother
A professional lover

Can quell these voices that say "No, go no farther young one; ascend no further!"

As you go...
April 8, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

F.Lux 4 is a new, beta version of the blue light filtering application for Windows. It introduces presets, and options to whitelist programs.

You can download it here: https://justgetflux.com/flux-setup4.exe 

Read more about it here: http://www.ghacks.net/2017/04/05/f-lux-4-brings-presets-and-program-whitelist-2/ 

What's new?

Bedtime mode: warmer light before bed gets you ready for sleep, and works with all kinds of schedulesDisable by app (so you do...
April 8, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
I can't take credit for this as I found it out there on the internet. I was amused, so I thought I'd share.

A Schumer.

In the animal world when a donkey is mated with a mule the result is a jackass. The modern term now for a jackass is a schumer. Unlike a mule, noted to be a dependable hard working animal, in contrast, the schumer is exceedingly belligerent, un-dependable, and spends much of it's time braying at the world. Braying is somewhat of a disgusting sound emitted by a ...
April 7, 2017 by Yarlen on Yarlen's Treehouse
Recently, Ironclad Games and Stardock released version 1.9 of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion to players, marking the 5-year anniversary of the latest expansion. I've had the pleasure of working on Sins of a Solar Empire since we released the original title in 2008, and it's been great to see fans continue to play both the base game and the many mods that have been created for it.

If you're new to the series, or looking to join in the fun, what is Sins of a Solar Empire all abou...
April 6, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
Behold the ashes of nuclear Gorsuchage. Chuck Schumers hair weave will be uninhabitable for 100 years.
April 6, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Don Rickles is no more...

He was pretty much an unknown until one night in 1957, when Frank Sinatra walked into a club during his act.

“Make yourself at home Frank. Hit somebody.” said Rickles. Sinatra roared — with laughter.

In 1985, when Sinatra was asked to perform at Ronald Reagan’s second Inaugural Ball, he insisted that Rickles accompany him for a comedy routine. Rickles, naturally, did not spare the president (“Am I going too fast for you, ...
Let's begin this diary with the understanding that conquest is not the primary means to victory in Galactic Civilizations.

While warfare is commonly seen as politics via other means, it is not the only or even the easiest way to "win".  

That said, when you do go to war, you are dealing with battles on a scale that humans of the 21st century could scarcely imagine.  Invading a planet is an immense task.

[[..]]

Invading entire worlds: BEFORESince the start of th...
April 6, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Game Replays, Huge Balance Updates, New Maps, Modding Support, and More
in v2.2 of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
New features, updates, and adjustments have been made. For a full list, see the change log below!
Game Replay 
You've been asking, and here it is! The game replays remove the fog of war so that you can see absolutely everything that went on during your game. Scope out what your opponents were building and how they were laying out their str...
There's a lot of mystical, teary-eyed attachment, especially among my fellow libertarians, to the idea of a hard backing such as gold for the dollar.  The reality is simple supply and demand.  People need dollars to pay their taxes.  There is effectively no substitute.  Mortgages and other financial instruments in the U.S. are also tied to the dollar and there is no sign that somehow bitcoin or any other replacement - including gold - is immediately av...
I was thinking about the casual, everyday evil that we face, wondering how it so often prevails.

Not sure how much time I can realistically devote to this just now, but my inclination is to strike when my muse tells me.

As an Aspy, I am very familiar with the typical experience of being blamed for everything.  Even now, nearing 70, I find that on a daily basis I am the object of suspicion at home and where I work.  No doubt part of this is simply that for me and most Aspies, our ...
April 5, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

MS has finally revealed what data it collects from you (if you're using W10). I'm sure they collected data from earlier OSs, but they haven't revealed just what in which OS.

There's a good general picture in the linked article, but if you want the nitty gritty, go here: https://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/windows/configure/basic-level-windows-diagnostic-events-and-fields 

and here: https://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/windows/configure/windows-diagno...
April 4, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
v1.9 Modernization Update Improves
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion for Current PCsGet Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion on Steam for only $10!*Sins: Rebellion celebrates its 5-year anniversary with an update that brings significant changes to the game's engine, AI, graphics systems, and more! Modern gamers will enjoy an incredible remastered 4K experience, optimizations to late-game play, and improved memory capabilities.Major FeaturesGraphics Optimizations
Sins: Rebellion gets a face l...
April 4, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
Well, should we be surprised to find Susan "Benghazi" Rice's fingerprints all over the surveillance and unmasking of Trump and his officials? After all her cartoonishly fantastic lies from the past about traitor Bergdahl and the 13 hour siege in Benghazi, we can't believe anything she says. Put her under oath and lets start finding out who knows what and when.
April 4, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
Wow, so it looks like dimwit Dems are going thru with a partisan filibuster of Gorsuch. I didn't think they would actually go thru with it given that it only put's them in jeopardy of losing up to 5 Senate seats and almost guaranteed to end the political career of Clair McCaskill. The funny thing is that they can only do this one time and then its over, so to take such an extreme stance for a mainstream center right candidate it almost boggles the mind. Chuch Schumer will be like Daffy D...