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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby kalm » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:53 am



Spokane is surrounded by large lakes, five ski areas, mountains and rivers, and outdoor recreation has always been a draw. It also has a lively nightlife and literary scene and lots of new upscale dining choices.

National Geographic Traveler magazine recently named Spokane one of 29 “Cities on the Rise,” noting the region is “hipster friendly” and “caffeinated.” Spokane has shown up on numerous other rankings of cool cities in recent years.


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Gil Dobie » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:25 am

kalm wrote:


Spokane is surrounded by large lakes, five ski areas, mountains and rivers, and outdoor recreation has always been a draw. It also has a lively nightlife and literary scene and lots of new upscale dining choices.

National Geographic Traveler magazine recently named Spokane one of 29 “Cities on the Rise,” noting the region is “hipster friendly” and “caffeinated.” Spokane has shown up on numerous other rankings of cool cities in recent years.




Look for a rise in vehicles with California plates. :nod:
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“Hipster friendly”. Not even sure what that means, but it doesn’t sound good.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Chizzang » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:04 pm

BDKJMU wrote:“Hipster friendly”. Not even sure what that means, but it doesn’t sound good.



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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby BDKJMU » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:52 am

Chizzang wrote:
BDKJMU wrote:“Hipster friendly”. Not even sure what that means, but it doesn’t sound good.



:lol:

Sound like a bunch of millennial losers.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby BDKJMU » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:01 am

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Spokane is surrounded by large lakes, five ski areas, mountains and rivers, and outdoor recreation has always been a draw. It also has a lively nightlife and literary scene and lots of new upscale dining choices.

National Geographic Traveler magazine recently named Spokane one of 29 “Cities on the Rise,” noting the region is “hipster friendly” and “caffeinated.” Spokane has shown up on numerous other rankings of cool cities in recent years.

So people drink more caffeineated beverages there than is typical..that is a weird description..Must be a west coast thing.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ibanez » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:47 am

BDKJMU wrote:
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:lol:

Sound like a bunch of millennial losers.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hipster

Why do you care? Are they hurting you? Are they teasing you? Taking your lunch money? :suspicious:
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ibanez » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:51 am

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/12/politics ... index.html

A Florida state house candidate's college degree has been called into question -- by the very university that she claimed to have graduated from.

Melissa Howard, a Republican who is running for the Florida House of Representatives District 73, claimed to have graduated from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio.
But last week, FLA News reported that Howard didn't have a college degree from Miami University.

The university also pointed out a few critical flaws on the image of the diploma that Howard had briefly posted on social media.
The image showed that she received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree, but the university said, "We have no such record of a degree." That's because the university says its degree for marketing majors, both then and now, is called a Bachelor of Science in Business.
Also, Howard's major while she was enrolled at Miami University had been retailing, and the degree for that program would have been a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, according to the university.
The picture of the diploma included the signatures of James Garland, who was the president of the university in 1996, and of Robert C. Johnson, who was actually the dean of the graduate school, which would not have been the proper school, the university statement said.


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Gil Dobie » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:44 am

North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Measure Qualifies For November Ballot

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Activists collected a sufficient number of signatures to qualify a ballot measure that would allow adults over 21 to use and grow marijuana, the secretary of state’s office determined on Monday.

Unlike legalization measures approved in a number of other states, the North Dakota proposal would set no limit on how much cannabis people could possess or cultivate. It would also allow a system of legal marijuana production and sales.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby dbackjon » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:48 pm

Ibanez wrote:
BDKJMU wrote:Sound like a bunch of millennial losers.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hipster

Why do you care? Are they hurting you? Are they teasing you? Taking your lunch money? :suspicious:



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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby CID1990 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:43 pm

This is hilarious

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/08/13/ ... s-america/


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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby kalm » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:51 pm

CID1990 wrote:This is hilarious

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/08/13/ ... s-america/


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That’s pretty good. :lol:
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

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So all you have to do is pull this out here and rearrange this here and wait a minute for it to boot and then figure out how to navigate the interface and then you're done!

Yup, no one will get caught doing that! :lol:
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ibanez » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:32 am

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So all you have to do is pull this out here and rearrange this here and wait a minute for it to boot and then figure out how to navigate the interface and then you're done!

Yup, no one will get caught doing that! :lol:

Possible vs Probable. :coffee: The point is that it can be done, and if you're in a state that has a curtain or something shielding you, then it becomes more probable.

But is it worth the effort to hack 1 machine? To have any effect, you're better off to hack the system loads the ballots onto the cartridges and/or smart cards. And honestly, that's probably easier to do.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby GannonFan » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:50 am

Ibanez wrote:
Pwns wrote:
So all you have to do is pull this out here and rearrange this here and wait a minute for it to boot and then figure out how to navigate the interface and then you're done!

Yup, no one will get caught doing that! :lol:

Possible vs Probable. :coffee: The point is that it can be done, and if you're in a state that has a curtain or something shielding you, then it becomes more probable.

But is it worth the effort to hack 1 machine? To have any effect, you're better off to hack the system loads the ballots onto the cartridges and/or smart cards. And honestly, that's probably easier to do.


I'm still wondering why folks were adamant on here that prior elections there never could've been nor was there any chance of hacking or vote fraud, but now we're coming out of the woodwork with how fragile our election system is and how easy it is to falsify votes.
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Postby Ibanez » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:53 am

GannonFan wrote:
Ibanez wrote:Possible vs Probable. :coffee: The point is that it can be done, and if you're in a state that has a curtain or something shielding you, then it becomes more probable.

But is it worth the effort to hack 1 machine? To have any effect, you're better off to hack the system loads the ballots onto the cartridges and/or smart cards. And honestly, that's probably easier to do.


I'm still wondering why folks were adamant on here that prior elections there never could've been nor was there any chance of hacking or vote fraud, but now we're coming out of the woodwork with how fragile our election system is and how easy it is to falsify votes.

Because it might de-legitimatize the 2016 election? I don't know.
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Postby Pwns » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:03 am

Ibanez wrote:
Pwns wrote:

So all you have to do is pull this out here and rearrange this here and wait a minute for it to boot and then figure out how to navigate the interface and then you're done!

Yup, no one will get caught doing that! :lol:

Possible vs Probable. :coffee: The point is that it can be done, and if you're in a state that has a curtain or something shielding you, then it becomes more probable.

But is it worth the effort to hack 1 machine? To have any effect, you're better off to hack the system loads the ballots onto the cartridges and/or smart cards. And honestly, that's probably easier to do.


I could take a lighter and a small can of WD-40 and torch a pile of paper ballots. It's fine to talk about having more security at the precinct to make sure the machines aren't tampered with, but let's no pretend like some 15-year-old 100 miles from the precinct can alter votes.
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Postby 93henfan » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:04 am

GannonFan wrote:
Ibanez wrote:Possible vs Probable. :coffee: The point is that it can be done, and if you're in a state that has a curtain or something shielding you, then it becomes more probable.

But is it worth the effort to hack 1 machine? To have any effect, you're better off to hack the system loads the ballots onto the cartridges and/or smart cards. And honestly, that's probably easier to do.


I'm still wondering why folks were adamant on here that prior elections there never could've been nor was there any chance of hacking or vote fraud, but now we're coming out of the woodwork with how fragile our election system is and how easy it is to falsify votes.


I just call those people Democrats.

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Postby CID1990 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:31 am

Pwns wrote:

So all you have to do is pull this out here and rearrange this here and wait a minute for it to boot and then figure out how to navigate the interface and then you're done!

Yup, no one will get caught doing that! :lol:


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Postby Ibanez » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:34 am

Pwns wrote:
Ibanez wrote:Possible vs Probable. :coffee: The point is that it can be done, and if you're in a state that has a curtain or something shielding you, then it becomes more probable.

But is it worth the effort to hack 1 machine? To have any effect, you're better off to hack the system loads the ballots onto the cartridges and/or smart cards. And honestly, that's probably easier to do.


I could take a lighter and a small can of WD-40 and torch a pile of paper ballots. It's fine to talk about having more security at the precinct to make sure the machines aren't tampered with, but let's no pretend like some 15-year-old 100 miles from the precinct can alter votes.

I don't know... there are some incredible hackers out there that just have to hack the location that updates the cards.


Or in the case of some machines, insert a USB drive and let the virus do it's dirty work.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ibanez » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:37 am

CID1990 wrote:
Pwns wrote:

So all you have to do is pull this out here and rearrange this here and wait a minute for it to boot and then figure out how to navigate the interface and then you're done!

Yup, no one will get caught doing that! :lol:


These are the same clowns who scoff at the idea that good old fashioned analog voter fraud happens

Vote early and vote often. :thumb:

I think the potential for hacking is very real...but hacking the actual machine improbable, IMHO. To add to that, to have any real effect on an election, it's highly improbable. You're better off hacking the SW before it leaves a distro unit and/or hacking the cartridges/smart cards that load the ballot.
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby BDKJMU » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:59 am

Ibanez wrote:
BDKJMU wrote:Sound like a bunch of millennial losers.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hipster

Why do you care? Are they hurting you? Are they teasing you? Taking your lunch money? :suspicious:

Why do you care I called them losers? You sound defensive. Are you a millennial hipster?
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Ibanez » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:03 am

BDKJMU wrote:
Ibanez wrote:Why do you care? Are they hurting you? Are they teasing you? Taking your lunch money? :suspicious:

Why do you care I called them losers? You sound defensive. Are you a millennial hipster?

If you haven't realized that I like to play devils advocate, then you aren't paying attention. :geek:


And no, I'm hardly a hipster. Millennial - yes. But I don't identify with them. I grew up with Gen Xers. I like seeing you getting your BP up over people that live differently than you.

They are different there for they are "losers". :lol:
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Re: Miscellaneous news items that don't warrant their own thread

Postby Pwns » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:46 am

An example of your mind being so open that there's no neurons left...

https://www.dailywire.com/news/34581/am ... 51717-news

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