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Forum: Jet Blast
4th Sep 2020, 15:23
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

Don't know where I found this, but it's in my bon-mots-file

"When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas,...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Aug 2020, 06:48
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

2 or 3 years ago I wrote here on PPruNe

"If I were Putin and wanted to seriously damage the USA for minimal risk and expense, I would have set up an long-term operation to try and get a hard/alt-right President elected as 45.

Very...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Aug 2020, 07:12
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

"People dumb enough to think that marching in the...

"People dumb enough to think that marching in the streets will accomplish their political goals are just that -- dumb."

So why is the right to peacefully assemble for redress codified in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2020, 13:10
Replies: 63
Views: 2,525
Posted By Mac the Knife

A bottle of stout or a glass of sherry is...

A bottle of stout or a glass of sherry is excellent for older people in the evenings. It is cheering, good for them and they sleep much better than with addictive prescription drugs. And my mum was...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2020, 19:27
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

Well for once OBG, we seem to be in complete...

Well for once OBG, we seem to be in complete agreement.
That sort of thing removes essential liberties rather than preserving them.

Problem is that expressing such opinions seems to go...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Aug 2020, 15:09
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

Deliberately making it more difficult for folks...

Deliberately making it more difficult for folks to vote in case you lose?
Ballots lying uncounted in warehouses?

That is the sort of thing we take for granted in Africa.

Are we now seeing the...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2020, 15:15
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

Quod erat demonstrandum! Like I said, way...

Quod erat demonstrandum!

Like I said, way above his head

Mac
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2020, 12:42
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

Don't be ridiculous. Falling back on "hatred" as...

Don't be ridiculous. Falling back on "hatred" as usual in your arguments. Again and again.
Actually I'm just very sad that the wonderful America that I remember from 20-25-30 years ago seems to have...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2020, 11:53
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

What a brilliant summary. Way above WC's head I'm...

What a brilliant summary. Way above WC's head I'm afraid.

It is an unusual situation that I should feel safer in South Africa than I would in the USA of today(last visit 20 years ago)

Mac
7th Aug 2020, 15:59
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By Mac the Knife

Boot from a Linux CD and see if the problem is...

Boot from a Linux CD and see if the problem is still there.

Mac (Mint fan)
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2020, 17:43
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

Nonsense! Mac

Nonsense!

Mac
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2020, 17:26
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By Mac the Knife

You mean...

You mean https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYwGX2GlQKQ this?

I always preferred Bagpuss

Mac
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2020, 23:41
Replies: 962
Views: 91,578
Posted By Mac the Knife

Bravo GQ!!! Mac

Bravo GQ!!!

Mac
28th Jun 2020, 20:19
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By Mac the Knife

Use Irfanview (free) and it's powerful batch...

Use Irfanview (free) and it's powerful batch handling abilities to sort the dates out.

https://www.irfanview.com/

Mac
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2020, 13:52
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By Mac the Knife

One of my nautical chums, a permanent deep water...

One of my nautical chums, a permanent deep water sailor from the USA, has just died of COVID in Cape Town.
Early 60's, fit as a fiddle.
I'm sure Dr Coleman's views will be of interest to his widow....
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jun 2020, 19:01
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By Mac the Knife

Some folks might not be as accepting as you. I...

Some folks might not be as accepting as you. I can assure you that if the situation was reversed my black brothers would be most upset.

Mac
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jun 2020, 13:45
Replies: 10,185
Views: 917,582
Posted By Mac the Knife

Nice map there ORAC ~ Select Age Groups ~ only...

Nice map there ORAC ~ Select Age Groups ~ only problem is that by 2100 'close to half the world's kids (age 0-4)' won't live in Africa, they'll be living in Europe....

Think about it.

Mac
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jun 2020, 10:26
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

"Not a good thing at all, for anyone." Amen ...

"Not a good thing at all, for anyone."
Amen
Mac
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jun 2020, 10:22
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

"Let the nation know the meaning of our numbers....

"Let the nation know the meaning of our numbers. We are not a pressure group. We are not an organization. We are not a mob. We are the advance guard of a massive moral revolution that is not confined...
6th Jun 2020, 16:49
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,607,782
Posted By Mac the Knife

A normal fit person who has had a (usually...

A normal fit person who has had a (usually copious) meal at, let's say 22;00 and six hours of good sleep will NOT be hypoglycemic when they wake up. Their blood glucose should be towards the low end...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jun 2020, 12:05
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

Only a couple of people here seem to have noticed...

Only a couple of people here seem to have noticed James Mattis' words. They are true, gallant, coherent and brave....
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jun 2020, 06:10
Replies: 2,980
Views: 115,141
Posted By Mac the Knife

Over two years ago I wrote, If I were Putin...

Over two years ago I wrote,

If I were Putin and wanted to seriously damage the USA for minimal risk and expense, I would have set up an long-term operation to try and get a hard/alt-right...
24th May 2020, 21:05
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Mac the Knife

At Amin prompt enter powercfg /requests ...

At Amin prompt enter

powercfg /requests

then you will see what is stopping it sleeping
Forum: Jet Blast
20th May 2020, 13:09
Replies: 5,874
Views: 859,892
Posted By Mac the Knife

".........it could be that by December 2024 there...

".........it could be that by December 2024 there is a groundswell of public opinion demanding we rejoin the EU."

Quite possibly, but but I very much doubt that they would want us, or accede to...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2020, 16:22
Replies: 22,040
Views: 3,625,327
Posted By Mac the Knife

"....a two week window to go forth, find the...

"....a two week window to go forth, find the polling place nearby and vote."

Seems to be too remarkably sensible for our masters to have figured out.

Mac
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