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20150804 22:40 badanov Added new foto:
20150804 19:55 badanov I really should buy their album, except that I have spent so much on music this year, I need to dial it back.
20150804 19:51 badanov Some Tuesday evening Night Ranger:

20150804 17:18 Shipman Lulz
20150804 12:32 Skidmark Thanks TW/Ship.
What appears to be squinty-eyed dilligence is really concern about somebody moving his food bowl.
20150804 03:57 3dc ***SPAM?*** Thing: Read the pulp novel Time Safari by David Drake - written in 89 and he had our ding bats and the safari hunters down pat.
20150804 00:35 Thing From Snowy Mountain Shipman: I also like Walker and Perry. I don't think any of the other candidates are serious. Unfortunately neither are the zillionaire donors.
20150804 00:33 Thing From Snowy Mountain "I often wonder what is wrong with America. You do not hear stories like this in Syria, partly because we already killed all our lions but also because we killed all our dentists."



20150803 23:23 Pappy Vizslas are beautiful dogs - but they need someone that'll give them attention.
20150803 13:12 Shipman Good looking dawg Skid.
20150803 00:20 trailing wife He looks wise and wonderful, Skidmark.

My parents were given a Hungarian Visla (sp?) as a wedding gift. This turned out to be unwise, and she was returned when I was about two.
20150803 00:07 Skidmark Got a mix now. free dogs aren't free. they're an investment. This one is a Shar Pei/Yellow Lab mix. The breeder wanted a Lab frame to host the Shar Pei aggression. I rescued him from the 2nd killing table.
Not a fighter at all, but loyal to his owner(me!), wow. Covered in wrinkles and wiggling like a lab. A very funny dog.
20150802 23:38 Frank G on the road The Turbans groupies are THE WORST
20150802 14:20 Shipman I love me some Labs and Goldies and Beagles and English, but the first dawg I ever fell in love with was an Irish Setter. It was my great-Aunt's dawg in Perry FL (we has Confederate flags!) it was huge and nice and crazy as a bat, it was a setter in the truest sense of the woid and would on cage release start looking for the guy with the gun. Never in the house, little play, all bidness. I've owned and delighted in 3, but none died a natural death.
20150802 13:48 Deacon Blues I gotta agree with Shipman on Irish Setters. The ones I had were just as he described.
20150802 12:52 Pappy Ah, a chance to Argue!!! (note the capital 'A')

1. Nearly all Republicans are Ustabe Democrats, in that some fifty years ago they would have been right alongside Hubert Humphrey, Pat Moynihan, and Bill Proxmire. Yes, even Ted Cruz.

2. I didn't figger all Republicans agree; just the ones that aren't "in charge."

3. We'll see about the F-35. I'll admit ignorance on it. But the Marines are stepping up, so there must be something there.

4. Labs aren't unstable. They're just continually Happily Bouncy-Optimistic. Black Labs, however, are Insane. I swear they're the Hunter S. Thompson of the dog breeds.

5. Irish Setters are stupid. Okay, maybe not-of-this-reality. But if'n you want to term it as "gifted," I'll go along with it. I'm an inclusive kinda guy.
20150802 10:52 Shipman Meh I am in a bad mood, my dad fell Friday and broke his hip, surgery went well, standing and walking with Walker. :(

That said Rantburg Rules I Disagree With

1. All Republicans are Rinos, except Cruz, maybe
II. All Republicans agree with the above
C. The F-35 will never fly
Fore. Labrador Retrievers are unstable
Five. Irish Setters are stupid

The last is the most egregious of them all. I have had more than my share of Irish Setters and still see the odd one as it races around the neighborhood looking gorgeous. Every few years one will drop by the house for enough time to be photographed with family for Christmas cards etc. it's not that they are stupid, it is that they are extremely busy , and must be about their business, which to the casual on-looker looks very similar to high speed Brownian Motion. But that is no, WTF ? SQUIRRel! Brb!
20150802 10:20 3dc TW - look at the maps Buckminster Fuller did for the mil in WW-ii.

One ocean world, one air world, choke points world etc, one land world.
20150801 18:49 Pappy RIP "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.

He's out of more than bubblegum now.
20150801 15:08 Shipman And O to be a Turban Roadie
20150801 15:07 Shipman

TW, someone said in a bad paraphrase, everyone else fought with lead and steel, the US fought with aluminum and gasoline.
20150801 09:45 Pappy Ooh - a FrankG and the Turbans annual summer tour!
20150801 08:58 trailing wife Sorry, that final oaragraph was me. I forgot to close the italics HTML... a statement I once upon a time could not have conceived if making. Y'all are an influence in me, to be sure. ;-)
20150801 08:56 trailing wife This is sooooo cool, OR why I read just about everything that happens to pass my way:

Was The US Army Really Stupid During WW2?

Key graph:

That being said, there is much more to the story. In many ways the US was fighting a different kind of war than the rest of the world. While most of the world was fighting a war of strategy and tactics, the way it had always been done, the US was fighting a war of information, logistics and mobility. In many ways this was due to where the US was and what the country needed to do to if it was going to fight a war.

Goes back to the questions of tactics, strategy, and logistics, limning the utter necessity of the third as driving the other two in a very bright light, a seriously 'Let not the perfect be the enemy of the good' kind of way.
20150731 22:05 3dc OS - your points are one of the reasons my posts are down. Feel like I just am jousting windmills...
20150731 22:03 3dc Frank - enjoy Tahoe
20150731 22:03 3dc As to the non physical sector boundary bit no clue as to what windows did there but fsck approves of all the partitions.
20150731 22:01 3dc BTW on windows partitions...
My solution worked as most linux/unixes process /dev in the the mount table before UUID. The problem was I was auto mounting /sda2 on /windows rw. It would err out and blow the mount before the UUIDs were processed. When I changed to /dev/sda? for everything the other mounts worked. It seems a windows 10 shutdown doesn't always leave the partition in a pristine rw mountable state. Changed to a ro mount and problem went away. MS playing file system games again. Sigh...
20150731 21:32 Frank G just FYI - heading out Sunday for my annual family retreat/pilgrimage to Tahoe/Eastern Sierras. Most everyone going down to my Granddaughter. Will be posting from strange IPs as Frank G on the road.

I reeeeeaaaaally need a break/vacation. Excellent time for it
20150731 14:09 OldSpook The persecution of Christians, the preferential treatment of transvestites and transgenders and other psychologically abnormal people, the social engineering by progressives - plus the abuse of warfighters and the promotion of blanket folders and political sycophants to flag rank...

Obama's work is beginning to show its results.

The Army is nearly 14% short of the recruits it will need to fill its ranks,


20150731 00:40 3dc I see it now.
20150731 00:40 3dc deleted
20150731 00:38 3dc Tried to post the 38north.org story yesterday. It went to null space.