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by poto
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 9269

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

More importantly is how that plays to the electorate. I don't think most people would be accepting of a political candidate who had pimped out their daughters for a fast buck. Anthony Weiner's career was ended over sexting... so I think yeah, it is still an issue that would prevent somebody from ge...
by poto
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 9269

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

If the American people want to continue with the businessman, outsider model, here's another possibility: Mark Cuban He supported and voted for Obama (2008, 2012) and Hillary (2016) so he could run as a Dem. He also dislikes Trump and they have had a running feud for some time now. Mark Cuban is a ...
by poto
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 9269

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Tulsi Gabbard yet. She's one of the few that have come out looking good from the DNC leaks. Let's hope that the DNC doesn't squash her. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/10/15/rep-tulsi-gabbard-the-democrat-that-republicans-love-and-the-dnc-cant-...
by poto
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 9269

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

All his scandals being dragged out in public would preclude him from running for public office, at least on a national level. Well that is what we all thought about Trump. Be honest here, most of Trump's scandals were just from things he said. Rude comments do not equate to sex work and exploiting ...
by poto
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 141
Views: 9269

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

If the American people want to continue with the businessman, outsider model, here's another possibility: Mark Cuban He supported and voted for Obama (2008, 2012) and Hillary (2016) so he could run as a Dem. He also dislikes Trump and they have had a running feud for some time now. Mark Cuban is a ...
by poto
Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hawking: Artificial Intelligence Could End Human Race
Replies: 17
Views: 1069

Re: Hawking: Artificial Intelligence Could End Human Race

Hawking also warned of an alien invasion... I think there's a lot of fear and stupidity surrounding AI. Those fears sometimes grab more headlines and sell more ad space than rational discourse. Personally, I'm of the mind that as with most other technology we have developed AI will have to potential...
by poto
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ohio area get-together?
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Ohio area get-together?

I'm near cincy and would be down for a meetup. As long as it falls on a day that I can make it I'll be there.

General rule of thumb for meetups is only about half of the people who say they are going to come actually show up. At least that has been my experience with other internet meetup groups.
by poto
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What am I going to do with my life?
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: What am I going to do with my life?

Life isn't easy. Most jobs aren't enjoyable. Often times jobs that are ethical are not high paying either. You're young and have no skills, this is limiting your options. Most of the younger people in your position I'd recommend getting into a trade and developing some skills. If you feel that colle...
by poto
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Because I love my sangha
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Re: Because I love my sangha

Who says you have to read a lot of suttas? I'm not a scholarly guy, but I just try to do the best I can... I don't read a lot of suttas these days. IMHO, if you're having trouble with something, maybe set it aside for the time being and focus on your practice. If you get to a point in your practice ...
by poto
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shut-down
Replies: 44
Views: 3661

Re: Shut-down

Don't worry, they won't let it be shut down for long. Else, people might start to realize how useless the majority of government is.
by poto
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dawn of the Megacities
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Dawn of the Megacities

Welcome back Poto! Interesting the first real arcology? Something which has been a regular trope of science fiction finally coming to the real world. Thanks, but I never really left, was just quiet for a while. And yeah, it's pretty cool to see this type of thing coming to life. The company that is...
by poto
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dawn of the Megacities
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Dawn of the Megacities

http://i.imgur.com/MH3r9oY.jpg They've finally broken ground on what will be the next world's tallest building. I've been waiting for this for some time. What's different about this skyscraper is the way it's built. They are using a modular factory-produced construction system to build Sky City. Wh...
by poto
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 274
Views: 32048

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Nuclear power isn't being phased out. With this recent election, Japan should be restarting the rest of their idled reactors soon. The extraordinary inability of Japan’s antinuclear movement to make any inroads into national politics has also aided the Liberal Democrats, whose pro-business platform ...
by poto
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse
Replies: 21
Views: 4516

Re: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse

Hi, poto, I have had similar problems with new software on computer and discovered after a while that there was a volume setting in the software settings quite separate from the volume setting on the OS, such that you need both of them to be set fairly high to get any volume out of it. I haven't us...
by poto
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse
Replies: 21
Views: 4516

Re: Insight timer for iphone, ipad and android: review plse

I recently got myself a new smartphone. Remembered this thread and thought I would download the Insight Timer app for android. Turns out the singing bowl tone thing is too quiet for my phone. I had turned the volume up to max too. Maybe my phone's speakers just suck or there is too much ambient nois...
by poto
Fri May 17, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Where are all the hairy monks?
Replies: 6
Views: 1497

Re: Where are all the hairy monks?

Not all of us westerners are hairy man-beasts.

I'm a westerner in my 30's and I do not have a hairy chest or back.

I do have a small amount of Native American in me, but am mostly of German decent, with some Irish and other stuff in there.
by poto
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Maine hermit discovered after 27 years
Replies: 26
Views: 2571

Re: Maine hermit discovered after 27 years

you don't need a fire to stay warm or cook. being a young city-dweller I don't know too much about camping. How can one stay warm or cook without a fire? The article stated that he stole propane tanks and cooked with it. Also, there are sleeping bags rated to -30F. I have slept in such bags at near...
by poto
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: global warming
Replies: 396
Views: 25825

Re: global warming

My food prices are through the roof right now because our farms are drying up. This is affecting my life in concrete ways right now. It is not an abstraction. Calm down there city slicker. It was a bit too dry for corn last year, but certainly wasn't the worst drought I've seen either. Beans did al...
by poto
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monkhood is ripe for reform
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

Re: Monkhood is ripe for reform

I rather prefer the decentralized nature of the monkhood. The problem with centralizing power in any system is that those who desire power and rise to the top are often the least deserving of it. Any kind of system meant to have power and control over others is bound to attract the corrupt. While th...
by poto
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: global warming
Replies: 396
Views: 25825

Re: global warming

Except that a basic assumption of Moore's law is that you are working diligently to develop the technology, not sitting around hoping for a miracle. So in order to set Moore's law into motion, we would have to take climate scientists mitigation efforts seriously starting right now. While I haven't ...