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by Ornette
Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Pictures Thread 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance
Replies: 682
Views: 89973

Re: Pictures Thread 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance

Some pictures of my son Siddharth http://cdn.tesuji.org/images/siddharth-couch.jpg http://cdn.tesuji.org/images/siddharth-warm-hat.jpg http://cdn.tesuji.org/images/siddharth-lumberjack.jpg http://cdn.tesuji.org/images/siddharth-polar-bear.jpg http://cdn.tesuji.org/images/siddharth-walk-in-park.jpg A...
by Ornette
Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 146305

Man Receives $1 Million Hospital Charge For 5-Day Stay With No Surgery

I actually had to go to a UPMC emergency room once, and was also in-between insurance providers. Was charged over $30k for a CAT scan.
by Ornette
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: Forum Wackiness [Alerts Only]
Replies: 1021
Views: 138508

I don't close my browser either. Merely refreshing the page a few hours later logs me out. It's because your IP changes. Your session is tied to an IP address, so when that changes you need to refresh your session. During an active session (this is different than the cookie that resides...
by Ornette
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 146305

In large elections for like the presidency, because campaigns and policy are all driven by large donors (very rich and power, corporations, etc), and nobody elected actually has any obligation to do what they claim when they run for office, the election itself is really just a popularity con...
by Ornette
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 146305

That's a function of the way Twitter is designed from the ground up... a way to say basically nothing to potentially a whole lot of people you care nothing about beyond audience size. If you want quality interactions you need a format that encourages ongoing discussion with people you're li...
by Ornette
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 146305

He seems to be just the latest voice crying "can't we all just get along?" when the answer is pretty clearly no, we can't... at least not in the sphere of the general public. Small groups can survive but can't thrive in a way that anyone can make money serving, as even if you ...
by Ornette
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 146305

Trajan#815468 wrote:It's sort of funny how all these social media sites are so obsessed with growth when that very growth often leads to their downfall.

It's what happens when you have investors that you answer to. And you've got to have investors if all you do is spend money but make nothing.
by Ornette
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: Forum Wackiness [Alerts Only]
Replies: 1021
Views: 138508

You're connecting from 2 different IPs, when that happens your session needs to be renewed.
by Ornette
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Moonwalk Heaven (Weird Image Thread 7)
Replies: 1996
Views: 164923

The opposite actually happens. The phosphorus in the match tips fuse together if you put the tips together when lit.
by Ornette
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Moonwalk Heaven (Weird Image Thread 7)
Replies: 1996
Views: 164923

http://whatculture.com/film/52-reasons-why-back-to-the-future-might-just-be-the-greatest-film-of-all-time.php

Also the Cubs not winning the world series (and not against Miami).
by Ornette
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: Changing username
Replies: 9
Views: 5966

You've been mentioned/quoted 29 times, which isn't really that many and would be pretty quick to replace in the database. But until new forum software comes around, this isn't really something we want to get into the habit of doing. But I can do it some late night when forum is less acti...
by Ornette
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 146305

There were some experiments that I had read about where people are less likely to help someone in need if there's a lot of people around. The fewer the people around, the more likely someone is to help. And the people who were surveyed general said something along the lines of "figured some...
by Ornette
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 146305

Speaking of suing people: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Man-hit-by-16-pound-pine-cone-in-S-F-park-files-6567225.php
by Ornette
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 146305

by Ornette
Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 146305

It's generally more complicated than that, most people don't care that they're being monitored, most people don't have anything to hide or don't think they're interesting enough, and while that's all true for the most part, it's not like Big Brother is collecting all ...
by Ornette
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: Forum Wackiness [Alerts Only]
Replies: 1021
Views: 138508

I didn't change anything since Saturday morning.
by Ornette
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: Forum Wackiness [Alerts Only]
Replies: 1021
Views: 138508

A couple of times over the last few weeks we had DB issues. The hosting server has been running low on memory and the database process has been getting killed. Few weeks back I tweaked the load balancing of the webserver to have more threads running (more memory usage more active threads) bu...
by Ornette
Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: arguments... why egf is doing them wrong
Replies: 120
Views: 17212

No. I'd rather it be somewhere between that and what we have now, honestly. The problem is less consistency in the letter of the law, but consistency in how different members of the forum are treated and disciplined. It's not an uncommon sentiment that you've been treating more harshly ...
by Ornette
Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: arguments... why egf is doing them wrong
Replies: 120
Views: 17212

I understand this. The problem is consistency. To some extent, there's even been victim-blaming on the part of the staff. Recall Xard's manifesto? I disagreed with just about everything in it, and find his arguments and conclusion abhorrent. I did not attack him as a person for merely havin...
by Ornette
Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: arguments... why egf is doing them wrong
Replies: 120
Views: 17212

the forums were never this hostile back when I joined nor as polarized Something you may remember, from the very creation of the forums and even when it was known as Evamonkey Forums, topics about politics and religion and the like were generally just locked on sight, it was even in the forum rules...

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