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by kiklion
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Pulling files out of microsoft access
Replies: 4
Views: 7800

Pulling files out of microsoft access

I inherited a microsoft access database at my job. The previous developer created a process where images were to be imported into the database as an OLEObject. Now my client needs to get those images out of the database. I have tried OLEToDisk from here, http://www.lebans.com/oletodisk.htm but the o...
by kiklion
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China tightens Great Firewall, blocks corporate VPNs
Replies: 9
Views: 2776

Re: China tightens Great Firewall, blocks corporate VPNs

On the same token, VPN's are very wide spread in the corporate world. We have a snow storm and people can't get to work? Well that's fine, they VPN in. We have a clients for whom we do their accounting? Well they could send us reports after we prompt them, or our accountants just VPN in and do it th...
by kiklion
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2520978

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Except they said that someone with mixed ancestry wasn't indigenous. As a blanket statement. Meaning someone whose mother was indigenous and father was white would not be indigenous in their statement. Someone who is of mixed descent, is of mixed descent . It's the racists who say that 'whatever po...
by kiklion
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Most-Racial America
Replies: 78
Views: 15530

Re: Most-Racial America

Lucrece wrote:Beyonce?

Anyways, yeah, black females are stereotyped with large behinds, but so are latin women (hips as well). White American women are usually associated with large breasts, at least by foreigners.


Doh! I forgot about her.
by kiklion
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Most-Racial America
Replies: 78
Views: 15530

Re: Most-Racial America

I don't see how large breasts are at all associated with black women. Large butts are slightly more associated with black men than with white men, but if you said some guy loved his girlfriends large butt I wouldn't instantly think he was black. I would probably imagine him to be white as I am white...
by kiklion
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Local Detroit Politicians Call for Federal Bailout
Replies: 33
Views: 4012

Re: Local Detroit Politicians Call for Federal Bailout

The system is also designed to encourage investment period...if a person had to pay like 50% on any capital gains, then the cost of capital would be much higher and many businesses would not be able to raise funding. If tax on Dividends was higher, then corporations would be less likely to pay them...
by kiklion
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2520978

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Are you kidding? This is 'Murica! Actually, if someone start a post with "In the UK", they are probably not talking about 'Murica. I have to admit, I was wondering why he was talking about some theoretical person who carried hundreds of pounds of dollar bills on them. Like, cmon... get a ...
by kiklion
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167111

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Yakk wrote:Only 49%, that is less than half. And down from 52% last election, demonstrating that non existence makes one only 94% as scary as existence.


Imagine how scary God would be if it was real then?
by kiklion
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Most-Racial America
Replies: 78
Views: 15530

Re: Most-Racial America

What? I'm not saying that's impossible, just incredibly hard to believe. I have a hard time believing a second-generation American would be mistaken for a foreigner, though I suppose there could be incredibly strict traditionalists that don't teach their children (who were born in America) English ...
by kiklion
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Children stolen over political party membership.
Replies: 90
Views: 10797

Re: Children stolen over political party membership.

UKIP "opposes multiculturalism and AAAHHHH THUMPY WOOBLE HARRRRRPINK!! but rejects "blood and soil" ethnic nationalism. UKIP promotes uni-culturalism, a single British culture embracing all races, religions and colours". Yeah, no, that's racist. This is indistinguishable from pe...
by kiklion
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hostess Closing Down after Strike (Twinkies No More?)
Replies: 75
Views: 13140

Re: Hostess Closing Down after Strike (Twinkies No More?)

Stakeholders, as individual citizens, sure. The problem is that a corporation isn't a citizen, and treating it as one force-multiplies the say that -certain- stakeholders have in the political process over those who don't have access to a corporate entity to speak for them. [Source needed] Seriousl...
by kiklion
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hostess Closing Down after Strike (Twinkies No More?)
Replies: 75
Views: 13140

Re: Hostess Closing Down after Strike (Twinkies No More?)

I can't find the source now, but my understanding was that the pension was covered by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pension_Be ... orporation, as such if they went bankrupt later, only the PBGC would be hit harder. Since I can't find the source, they may not ...
by kiklion
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hostess Closing Down after Strike (Twinkies No More?)
Replies: 75
Views: 13140

Re: Hostess Closing Down after Strike (Twinkies No More?)

What can the employee's claim by Hostess going bankrupt in November, instead of Hostess going bankrupt in January? All of those unfunded pension amounts would still be owed and would still be unfunded, come January, Hostess still would have paid no money into the pension fund and the union would ha...
by kiklion
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hostess Closing Down after Strike (Twinkies No More?)
Replies: 75
Views: 13140

Re: Hostess Closing Down after Strike (Twinkies No More?)

I don't really care if they're lying or not, if my option is 92% or lose your job in a weak economy where no one is hiring, I'm going to take the 92% sure thing. Hi Heisenberg this is your boss. we've decided we're going to either fire you or cut your pay 8%. also all those back wages/pension we ow...
by kiklion
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2520978

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Wiener tired of nude men in San Francisco Ugh. There is nothing inherently wrong with nudity. It does not harm others. If a person happens to be nude and also harms someone else, the problem is what they were doing that was harmful, not that fact of their nudity. The government has no place legisla...
by kiklion
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2520978

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

That car sounds awesome. I always said that if I had the money to risk ruining my car I would attempt to build an office in it.
by kiklion
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167111

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-05/republican-heavy-counties-eat-up-most-food-stamp-growth.html Seventy percent of counties with the fastest-growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture...
by kiklion
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167111

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

the state only owns 24% of the land in Alaska. Unfortunately, I don't understand all of the terminology on this page. Do people live on Public Domain Lands that are federally owned? What about Private Land? According to Wikipedia : The BLM owns 87 million acres NFS owns 22 million acres ANWR is 16 ...
by kiklion
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167111

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

First off, what is a 'rich state'. I would argue California was one of the largest reasons why the democrats won. They are an 'all or nothing' state that gave Obama 55 electoral votes. They are also one of the 'poorest' states. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California#State_finances they have 12% of...
by kiklion
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167111

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

The whole "people voted for Obama because they just wanted to vote themselves money" argument would hold a LOT more water if most of the rich states hadn't voted Democrat and most of the poor states hadn't voted Republican. First off, what is a 'rich state'. I would argue California was o...
by kiklion
Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167111

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Deciding that a graceful concession speech was a bit over the top, Romney has kicked into sore loser mode, and blamed his loss on Obama's "gifts" to his constituents. http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/romney-blames-loss-on-obamas-gifts-to-minorities-and-young-voters/?hp Its fu...
by kiklion
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167111

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Then we should add 4 more states to put stars in those corners. I suggest annexing Cuba, South Korea, Holland, and Belgium. Can't we just annex Canada like we were supposed to? And it would be a fitting celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. If we annex Canada, it should just be a...
by kiklion
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus' Alleged Mistress, Embedded
Replies: 31
Views: 5066

Re: Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus' Alleged Mistress, Embed

....Let's try again. What prevents a resentful ex-wife from mouthing off on state secrets her husband revealed to her for the sake of hurting his career? Or as leverage for visitation battles or alimony. The affair is not important, because anyone he sleeps with or carries an intimate relationship ...
by kiklion
Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Skype shared info on a user with a private company
Replies: 6
Views: 2127

Re: Skype shared info on a user with a private company

Question as IANAL, is violating your own privacy policy a legal issue? I believe violating a ToS is a contractual dispute, but if the ToS doesn't state that the business will follow their privacy policy then I feel they may have not done anything that could get them in legal trouble. In some countr...
by kiklion
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Skype shared info on a user with a private company
Replies: 6
Views: 2127

Re: Skype shared info on a user with a private company

Question as IANAL, is violating your own privacy policy a legal issue? I believe violating a ToS is a contractual dispute, but if the ToS doesn't state that the business will follow their privacy policy then I feel they may have not done anything that could get them in legal trouble.
by kiklion
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wiley sues student for infringing copyright on resold book
Replies: 489
Views: 40155

Re: Wiley sues student for infringing copyright on resold bo

sure, lets run with your version, lets say someone did this only instead of coming into your factory and using your equipment they just bought your chairs from you. fair and square. perhaps somewhere where you were selling chairs cheaply. then re sold them. undercutting you. perhaps somewhere where...
by kiklion
Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus' Alleged Mistress, Embedded
Replies: 31
Views: 5066

Re: Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus' Alleged Mistress, Embed

If we want to take this to the logical extreme, senators and presidents have very high security clearance (if not, then they aren't in charge), so you should not be allowed to run for office if you have affairs or poor credit. There are some special exemptions in place for people that receive a sec...
by kiklion
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus' Alleged Mistress, Embedded
Replies: 31
Views: 5066

Re: Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus' Alleged Mistress, Embed

And a divorce isn't blackmail material? This is a fabricated scandal. At 50% divorce rates, you're just as gambling on state secrets by assuming he reveals information to those he sleeps with , and a spiteful ex-wife can be as damaging. People are just angling about possible security threads in ord...
by kiklion
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167111

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

So far, it also seems everyone is ignoring that people may not actually be voting along party lines. Romney lost a lot of votes for wanting to seemingly bring theology into politics. Many people who may believe in Romney's tax plan, left him because of his view on civil rights. Republicans and Democ...
by kiklion
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electronic voting machine 'Miscalibrated'
Replies: 22
Views: 4278

Re: Electronic voting machine 'Miscalibrated'

there have been a lot of reports of vote "flipping" for the non touch screen ones too...where you select obama and move on to the next item on the ballot and by the time you get to the summary page it shows you voting for Romney (i think there have been one or two the other way but he ove...
by kiklion
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electronic voting machine 'Miscalibrated'
Replies: 22
Views: 4278

Re: Electronic voting machine 'Miscalibrated'

there have been a lot of reports of vote "flipping" for the non touch screen ones too...where you select obama and move on to the next item on the ballot and by the time you get to the summary page it shows you voting for Romney (i think there have been one or two the other way but he ove...
by kiklion
Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Electronic voting machine 'Miscalibrated'
Replies: 22
Views: 4278

Electronic voting machine 'Miscalibrated'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpGd74DrBM&feature=youtu.be The recorder's explanation: I'm the guy who shot the video, hopefully this doesn't get burried. You guys have questions, I have answers. My wife and I went to the voting booths this morning before work. There were 4 older ladies running...
by kiklion
Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167111

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Bush v Gore didn't set precedence though, since the Supreme Court was pretty aware that what they were doing was wrong. Do you have a source for this? Saying they were wrong, that people do vote for the president and not for whom their state votes for, pretty much completely ignores the electoral c...
by kiklion
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 167111

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Bush v Gore didn't set precedence though, since the Supreme Court was pretty aware that what they were doing was wrong. Do you have a source for this? Saying they were wrong, that people do vote for the president and not for whom their state votes for, pretty much completely ignores the electoral c...
by kiklion
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 81
Views: 11422

Re: Hurricane Sandy

........rewards those who stockpile gas ahead of time for find a way to reduce usage in disaster situations. We used to keep a store of gas (or petrol, as we called it in our quaint dialect) in New Zealand, to run the generator when storms took the power lines down (and of course, as part of earthq...
by kiklion
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 81
Views: 11422

Re: Hurricane Sandy

It is really pointless to be comparing any country to the whole united states. You will never get to agree on what is a good comparison because the United States is so vast and contains completely different areas. We really have at least one of every combination of Rural/Suburb/Urban - Low Elevatio...
by kiklion
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 81
Views: 11422

Re: Hurricane Sandy

It is really pointless to be comparing any country to the whole united states. You will never get to agree on what is a good comparison because the United States is so vast and contains completely different areas. We really have at least one of every combination of Rural/Suburb/Urban - Low Elevation...
by kiklion
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 81
Views: 11422

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Going past the broken windows, there is also an extreme amount of gas shortage here. Most of Long Island is relatively wealthy, enough so that drive down a dark road and you can hear the generators humming from nearly every house. (in my town at least) burning about 10 gallons a day. School being cl...
by kiklion
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 81
Views: 11422

Re: Hurricane Sandy

Here's the issue. Money's still only a proxy for stuff. I understand that, my thinking was that money/assets were going from being 'stuck' in a safe, low interest bearing account and is now going to be given to people to be used in any way they want. To use an analogy, if you sold insurance that on...
by kiklion
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 81
Views: 11422

Re: Hurricane Sandy

I just realized something, a hurricane is essentially the broken window fallacy for economics. It just broke windows across a quarter of the country. Did it have a stimulative, negative, or neutral effect on the economy? I'd presume it's stimulative in the short term, as companies and the governmen...

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