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Forum: Soap Box 2019-08-31, 18:30
Replies: 31
Views: 2,539
Posted By Fusion_power
Should there be a right to end one's life?

I'd like to pose a question that is at least somewhat relevant in this thread (https://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=17562). Do you support the concept of suicide being an individual right? In...
Forum: Soap Box 2019-02-14, 16:55
Replies: 717
Views: 32,460
Posted By Fusion_power
Two wrongs do not a right make.

Two wrongs do not a right make.
Forum: Soap Box 2018-09-27, 21:58
Replies: 717
Views: 32,460
Posted By Fusion_power
The real question is "why did the ground...

The real question is "why did the ground commander order a missile to be fired on a commercial airliner?"
Forum: Soap Box 2018-06-21, 04:30
Replies: 1,344
Views: 64,785
Posted By Fusion_power
The impact on fall elections is not yet...

The impact on fall elections is not yet guessable. The rule change was not specifically from Thump, rather from Sessions deciding to criminally charge all persons who cross the border illegally,...
Forum: Soap Box 2018-05-25, 17:39
Replies: 700
Views: 37,407
Posted By Fusion_power
What bothers me is the sheer number of idiots who...

What bothers me is the sheer number of idiots who get a cactus needle in their butt and think it is an excuse to shoot a bunch of people. Are we becoming more insane?
Forum: Science & Technology 2017-10-26, 14:21
Replies: 137
Views: 16,609
Posted By Fusion_power
Here are pics to show the destructive power of a...

Here are pics to show the destructive power of a hurricane.

http://www.selectedplants.com/miscan/cables.jpg
http://www.selectedplants.com/miscan/celltower.jpg

Chalsall, I took several notes of...
Forum: Science & Technology 2017-10-25, 21:30
Replies: 137
Views: 16,609
Posted By Fusion_power
Fema rented several dozen rooms in the Sheraton...

Fema rented several dozen rooms in the Sheraton convention hotel. I briefly spoke with several truck drivers, administrators, and others as they went about daily activities associated with...
Forum: Science & Technology 2017-10-25, 07:45
Replies: 137
Views: 16,609
Posted By Fusion_power
I am back home tonight after spending 12 days...

I am back home tonight after spending 12 days working on phone offices trying to repair defective equipment with insufficient spares. There were several huge challenges. A massive generator in...
Forum: Science & Technology 2017-10-18, 00:14
Replies: 137
Views: 16,609
Posted By Fusion_power
I'm in Puerto Rico helping restore the...

I'm in Puerto Rico helping restore the communications network. I've been over much of the east end of the island over the last 5 days. There are several huge solar arrays in the southeast near...
Forum: Soap Box 2016-10-04, 05:41
Replies: 1,648
Views: 71,332
Posted By Fusion_power
The catholic church will stand on biblical...

The catholic church will stand on biblical precepts primarily defined in these verses.

Romans chapter 1:26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural...
Forum: Soap Box 2016-09-12, 03:39
Replies: 700
Views: 37,407
Posted By Fusion_power
1. How many of the shootings were gang related? ...

1. How many of the shootings were gang related?
2. How many were drug related?
3. How many were random, somebody wanted to shoot and picked a target?

Keep in mind that Chicago had the toughest...
Forum: Lounge 2016-06-22, 21:29
Replies: 1,068
Views: 67,867
Posted By Fusion_power
It hits home when it really happened. There...

It hits home when it really happened.

There is a place called Red Bank Tennessee.
There is a bank in Red Bank called the Bank of Red Bank.
There is a nearby community called Long Branch.
So the...
Forum: Math 2015-11-25, 23:11
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By Fusion_power
Kadison Singer conjecture solved

This one is worth a bit of discussion. Can it possibly be applied to the Riemann hypothesis?

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20151124-kadison-singer-math-problem/
Forum: Soap Box 2015-10-28, 17:03
Replies: 580
Views: 15,943
Posted By Fusion_power
I punned a pun when I was young when puns were...

I punned a pun when I was young
when puns were wild and I was free
I punned a pun and it was done
and I was left sitting in the sun

Sing to the tune of "I dreamed a dream"

Davar, I read...
Forum: Soap Box 2015-04-28, 21:53
Replies: 28
Views: 1,778
Posted By Fusion_power
Hmm, maybe I shouldn't mention my grandfather who...

Hmm, maybe I shouldn't mention my grandfather who married a 35 year old woman and proceeded to have 2 children. He looked and acted like a 40 year old at 65. Then again, by the time he hit 87, he...
Forum: Soap Box 2015-02-27, 01:31
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Fusion_power
Llama drama

Richard, did you lose your head piece?

Should we take up a collection to bail you out?

All we need now is a hungry hippo on main street.
...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-12-12, 20:03
Replies: 119
Views: 5,170
Posted By Fusion_power
Where's the inflation? (Say this in the same...

Where's the inflation? (Say this in the same tone as saying "Where's the beef?")

We've had central banks across the world printing money like a house on fire yet inflation worldwide is under 2...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-11-16, 01:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By Fusion_power
Random latency along with chopping each packet...

Random latency along with chopping each packet and re-packing would go a long way, but I agree that an already slow system would creep and crawl.
Forum: Soap Box 2014-11-15, 07:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By Fusion_power
More proof. ...

More proof.

http://thestack.com/chakravarty-tor-traffic-analysis-141114
Forum: Soap Box 2014-11-13, 19:42
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By Fusion_power
"an" is a greek word meaning "not". So...

"an" is a greek word meaning "not". So "anonymous" = not known, "onymous" = known. It is a play on words that I picked up from a an Isaac Asimov short story, Anniversary, which was about a device...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-11-11, 07:12
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Fusion_power
A bit too one-sided Ewmayer. If you had been in...

A bit too one-sided Ewmayer. If you had been in charge back in 1990 when Bush Sr had to choose, would you have invaded? or closed boundaries like Bush did while shoving them out of Kuwait?
Forum: Soap Box 2014-11-09, 06:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By Fusion_power
Tor, can it be defenestrated?

I've looked at it for a while and see at least one vulnerability. It requires access to data on a breathtaking scale, but if available, Tor can be de-anonymized. Thoughts?
Forum: Soap Box 2014-11-07, 17:04
Replies: 1,648
Views: 71,332
Posted By Fusion_power
Courts do predictable things. The equality issue...

Courts do predictable things. The equality issue will keep coming up at the circuit court level ad nauseum until it finally gets to the supreme court. So the circuit courts sometimes deliberately...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-10-23, 01:53
Replies: 31
Views: 1,373
Posted By Fusion_power
Horrors!!! I would hate to be threatened with...

Horrors!!! I would hate to be threatened with either of these. /me holds up the ward off sign at uncwilly.

Ebola is arguably one of the most contagious and deadly diseases on the planet. We...
Forum: Soap Box 2014-10-10, 06:46
Replies: 119
Views: 5,170
Posted By Fusion_power
They are doing a favor for part time workers in...

They are doing a favor for part time workers in states with expanded medicaid. For workers in states like Alabama, it means many Walmart employees will now fall into the gap making just a bit too...
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