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Robackrman
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@Freewill
Ha! Ha! I think there may be a significant overlap between the few of us left that have gas-powered vehicles (don't have Teslas) and can program in Fortran and COBOL ;-)
Billhrny
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Incept: 2019-06-19

Northern Virginia
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@Tonythetiger,

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But, when push came to shove, they all stood back and watched me be tossed out the door without a peep of protest.


As my situation progresses this is what is eating me the most....both with colleagues at my company AND at the government customers I work for. I have had great relationships with both and always got great reviews and customer accolades. I have been lucky enough to make "friends" with a few...work friends if you know what I mean.

They know my situation. They know they will most probably have to pick up my work when I'm let go. They know it's unfair and just plain wrong....but not a peep of protest. They can't...for the most part they have relatively young families and have cushy $150k+ jobs. Most have just levered to the hilt to buy a house here in the DC area. I work with two couples that each just bought their "starter homes" in the $600s and the wives are pregnant with their firsts.

What about the government people I support? And I won't get into specifics but I regularly work and interact with civilian and military people at the highest levels. I had some high-level friends on the government side ask if anyone would/could "help" in any way....even if it's through the backdoor channels that always exist. The answer - nothing they can do. Their hands are tied. They will hate to lose me. Then are asked to relay - "Why doesn't he just go get the jab!" "Just go get the J&J, it's only one dose and he's done." There is a back and forth and usually the conversation ends with something like "Tell him he can use me as a reference."

Thanks, I guess.

But these interactions have shown me what this is all about in the DC area. I'm going to use a term that I think Karl has used in the past - they are "pot committed" to the new regime. The DC establishment HATED Trump....but they put it all in for Biden. At this point they will not, or cannot, admit that they made a huge mistake and their boy is ****ing up major. Anyone that doesn't fall in line to keep up appearances is collateral damage at this point.

I've come to forgive all of them except the old bastards implementing all this mess...they are the Authoritarians...I've realized my "friends" are essentially slaves with golden handcuffs. Yes, it was by their choice, but MANY make that choice. And if having the career I worked so hard for means not only being under constant surveillance (e.g. the new continuous evaluation for clearance holders), but I don't even have a choice of what is injected into my own body via a jab mandate...then screw it...it's not worth it. I've got wicked skills and no one to support but me and the dog. I'll find something else to do. I've decided to live free as God and our founders intended.
Tonythetiger
Posts: 362
Incept: 2019-01-27

Fort Walton
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Hah! Zenith computers. Remember those?



My first computer was a Z-100. No hard drive, but it did come with FORTRAN!!!


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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
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Keenan
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Incept: 2013-01-11

Western PA
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Had my annual physical today. Hospital office bldg. Policy is everyone is to be masked. Sitting alone with my shirt off in the exam room after the nurse had taken my vitals (all good) I shed the mask, same as I did at the dentist a month ago, figuring that he'd probably want to look down my throat.

Doc came in masked up,first thing out of his mouth: "I assume you're vaccinated ?" After my negative reply and telling him all of the reasons why I've chosen to decline the vax, which he dismissed with with the Fauci/gov't approved narrative,he kept insisting that the vaccines are safe and further implied that my disputing his pronouncements was insulting.

I mentioned the various criticisms raised by mRNA vax inventor Robert Malone and Peter McCullough, to which responded that he was unfamiliar with either them or their opinions. Evidently he missed McCullough's address to a meeting of the AAPS here in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago, video of which was posted here in comments for one of the Tickers. When he told me that everyone he knew of in hospital for Covid was unvaxed I asked about their prior health / comorbidity status and my question was ignored.

After concluding the brief exam he, trying to finish on a less adversarial tone, told me if you don't want the vax you should wear the mask when you're indoors with others. I asked as I left "But, if they're vaccinated, they're protected right ?"

As I checked out I handed the receptionist a sheet with numerous links from NCBI,National Insitute of Medicine, etc with my note to him: "In case you're interested"

I'm looking for another doc.

Tickerguy
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@Printlife - odd eh? PDP-10 - 36 bit (Yep, 36) words. Want to talk "odd" ?

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Freewill
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Incept: 2021-08-31

Illinois
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@Robackrman

I know there are still many decent people out there, but I consider California a failed state at this point (hopefully some places can still be saved in California and in the United States as a whole). So, I am surprised to even see gas stations functioning.
Robackrman
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@Freewill
Your opinion about most of California is justified. It is sad. I used to enjoy escaping to Big Sur but in recent years that area has been inundated by people that go there to take selfies for Facebook posts rather than to hike and otherwise earnestly enjoy its nature. Perhaps when the electric car mandates kick in gas stations can be converted into speakeasies where the few of us left that are unvaccinated can socialize.
Heartlander
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Incept: 2021-02-25

Kansas
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@Oliver1655

Start with sterile saline solution. You can either buy it, or make your own by dissolving 1 tsp. pure, unprocessed salt (such as Redmond's or Himalayan) in 1 pint (16 oz.) distilled water.

Into that sterile saline solution, add 3/4 tsp. of food-grade (12%) hydrogen peroxide.

This must be stored in the refrigerator, since food-grade H2O2 has no stabilizers in it. (That's why you use it for these breathing treatments; those stabilizers would not be good for your lungs.) It can be stored in the fridge for up to one month, then pitch it.

To do a treatment, put 1/2 tsp. of the above solution into the medicine cup of the nebulizer. If desired, you can also add 2 drops of Lugol's 2% iodine or 1 drop of Lugol's 5% iodine.

You can do these breathing treatments as often as every hour if your symptoms are really bad (fever, coughing,trouble breathing, shortness of breath). As symptoms improve, space out treatments more.

I was told NOT to do this prophylactically, but only if you're actually sick. It is good for any respiratory illness, not just Covid.

My personal experience when I had Covid is that these breathing treatments worked like a dream on the cough, and also raised my O2 saturation when it got low. (A finger pulse oximeter is another thing you want to have on hand.)

I used these treatments the first 6 or 7 days of my illness -- the viral replication phase. H2O2 and iodine are for killing viruses. Then I switched to budesonide, which is a steroid to deal with inflammation. (I might have been off on the timing; perhaps I could have started budesonide a day or two earlier, I'm not sure; you might want to ask a doctor about when to start the budesonide. I know that Karl has talked about the harm that can be done if you start the steroids too early in the disease progression.)

Reason: Typo
Robackrman
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@Freewill
Oh, and San Francisco, which was once a premier U.S. city, has been decimated through years of mismanagement which is why there was no concern for me when they recently implemented a vaccine passport mandate effectively banning me from visiting.
Heartlander
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Kansas
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Normalcy bias is strong in this country.

Normalcy bias is strong everywhere. I strongly recommend this video interview with a psycholog8st who studies "mass formations," or hypnosis of large numbers of people thus forming a like-thinking mass. Explains a lot:

https://jermwarfare.com/blog/mattias-des....
Freewill
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Incept: 2021-08-31

Illinois
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@Robackrman

Most of the big cities in the United States are awful now, but L.A. and San Fran are their own kind of awful. Visited parts of L.A. (not sure if city or county) in early 2000's was awful then, and I am sure it is worse now. Visited San Fran a few years ago was beautiful but obviously deteriorating (unfortunate because the land is beautiful and the weather is great). Corrupt and evil garbage.
Robackrman
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Looks like I am effectively banned from Los Angeles as well:

Los Angeles is dead

https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/lo....
Darqfybr
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Incept: 2021-07-10

Commiefornia
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Mmmm...Fortran. My dad was DOD, so I learned BASIC by Jr. High. By default Fortran in college was easy. I could brush up if needed, to earn a paycheck. !Vax free of course.

Missing in the Fed discussion seems to be the notion that screwing with clearances might be:

Intentional (takes a bit of tin to get there)
Incompetence (less tin)
Fiduciary (probably even less tin)

regardless, I've said for 12 Yrs that we will come to regret the actions of our leader****, military, civilian, or otherwise.

Darqfybr
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Commiefornia
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I recall thinking, "Subroutines", when the notion of Object Oriented Programming became vogue, sometime back in the 90's. I also recall thinking, "how do you troubleshoot when it breaks?"

Everything now is copypasta from Github. Nobody knows the underlying code, but it allowed them to meet some MBA (accountant > price of *, value of NULL) metric of productivity. I also recall thinking, "how do you troubleshoot when it breaks?"

But I repeat myself. An important cohort to troubleshooting being, "what is 'normal?'"
Sane
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Incept: 2021-10-06

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@Capcomp

Polygraphs are junk science.
Mannfm11
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Incept: 2009-02-28

DFW, Tx
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Between jabs is 3 weeks, plus the 2 weeks after the second jab. Thus they claim unjabbed. I wonder how many of these people are the unjabbed cases? Jab injuries claimed as CV19. May, over 50% of the unjabbed were immune with antibodies, leaving 17%. How many of the remaining had cross immunity, thus would have to take a bath in it to get infected. We should keep a list of people still pushing this crap in public offices, so we can put them on trial.

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Eoinw
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Incept: 2021-07-14

Canada
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"Out with the old and in with the new." Thus we get the leftish woke Millennial take over of government.

Didn't the Khmer Rouge militarize the children of Cambodia? That little project lasted 4 years.
Gavilan
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land of maņana
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I still have my textbook from my FORTRAN class in 1988. Haven't done anything useful with it in years however.
Keenan
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Incept: 2013-01-11

Western PA
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K.D.
RE-36 bit PDP-10

Seems the designers were building on its predecessor, the PDP-7 which was/is
18 bit
Superdude
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Incept: 2009-06-16


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To this day I still get offers for COBOL 85 Work. But none of them want to pay and all are contract gigs. Who would want to do that?
Tickerguy
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Yep.

The PDP-10 gave you, basically, 7-bit ASCII. 7 x 5 = 35 bits, so you got 5 characters in one word. The predecessor was the PDP-6, which was also 36-bit.

One of the more-interesting aspects of the instruction set was that it included operations that operated on "bytes" of any number of contiguous bits you desired. The instruction set also had another interesting (and very useful) quirk in that it included indirect addressing; for traversing and managing in-core data structures this was VERY nice and properly-used resulted in extremely compact code.

An odd note: The KL-class machines cannot self-boot (!!); they have a PDP 11/40 in the chassis that is booted from either a RP06 (washing-machine sized "cabinet" removable hard disk packs that stored ~180Mb) drive or DECTape; it then bootstraps the machine. The other interesting aspect of the architecture is that the address space was a half-word (18 bits.) The *OTHER* interesting aspect was that all the supervisor mode opcalls were nothing more than an undefined opcode which resulted in a trap (and then whatever the OS decided to do with it.)

The PDP-11 was a more-reasonable power-of-two, and its successor of course was the Vax series.

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Maudite
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Incept: 2009-01-21

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@Robackman "Perhaps when the electric car mandates kick in gas stations can be converted into speakeasies where the few of us left that are unvaccinated can socialize."

Speaking of speakeasies when San Francisco had their lockdown/curfew, the bar that adjoins the studio that I fence at was open as an undergroung speakeasie. We could hear the noise and music and thought it humorous. The windows were blacked out Prohibition style.

Yeah I live in SF albeit in the western part up on a hill. Its a deterent to the trash. I don't go downtown anymore. It reminds me of some of the locales from "I am Legend". We are looking to move but can't leave the state due to family ties other wise we would have moved to Nevada. My wife and I dread the encroaching Vexx's for the K-12 due to the grandkids.
Mjc1960
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Incept: 2015-02-28

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I remember those big hard drives.
My first tech job was troubleshooting big wire wrap boards that plugged into the backplane.
It was a drawer that would slide out of the washing machine, LOL.
We had a whole room of those hard drives.

That was White Way Sign Company in Chicago.
The PDP machine drove the score boards at stadium all over the country.
A 96x64 display of 30 watt light bulbs.
Plus all the score info.

Four sided score board needed it's own 3 phase 120/208 service brought in.

I designed a digitizer for it.
I learned a lot there.
Chromehill
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@Billhrny - Biden is not behind this, he is just the prop. The DC establishment is no doubt all-in on creating a new regime. They have to tolerate Biden's gaf's, but no way Biden is behind this. Biden doesn't know if he is eating chocolate ice cream or if it is the residue from wiping his ass, that is if he can wipe his own ass.

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Heartlander
Posts: 800
Incept: 2021-02-25

Kansas
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@Maudite

Do not let those kids get the Death Jab!!

Exemptions, lawsuits, whatever. Or even talk your kids into moving out of state.

But don't let them kill or maim your grandkids! Hopefully your kids aren't vaxxed either, since we don't want your grandkids to be orphans.

Maybe these folks can help.
https://www.thehealthyamerican.org/
https://covidlegalusa.com/contact/
https://americasfrontlinedoctors.org/2/l....
https://defendingtherepublic.org/you-can....
https://renz-law.com/
https://vivabarneslaw.locals.com/
https://home.solari.com/forms/
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