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oh well, I was top poster for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 ... lol
Guess you've been busy this year :)
no stats for 2010
I'm aiming to get out of the top 3 for 2010
Stats start appearing after 500 or so posts. Good luck, Graham!
Eh? I want out!! Spend way too much time posting.
yay!!! it actually was a goal of mine for this year ;-)
well, for the last year I guess.
A better measure might be words [or bytes] posted rather than total posts.....Some people post every new line (understandable given AltME's post-losing abilities) and that boosts their post count over those of us who.... ....use multi-paragraph posts. [That's a hint for you and your 2010 aspirations, Graham ;)] Still, however it is measured, we have worthy champions.
then I'd have an even higher count hehehe (I have a reputation for long posts ;-)
Is it only me wondering about IT security concepts in banks since every week new tax dodger CDs are sold to the government?
They use one fat Oracle server, that has some bugs and is not patched correctly so that everyone can grab some data, burn it and sell it.
true but another very interesting theme without any broad public notice is SWIFT. unbelievable what there is going on if you digg a little bit deeper.
you probably all are aware that there is a way to electronically divert funds without the originator or destination being aware of it while doing a xfer... the end result being that money has "disapeared" from both accounts. you need to be on location, but still with a bit of access, its very easy to break the system.
Condolences to those rebols from Poland. How do you deal with a loss that heavy? Best of.
Excuse the lack of "and Russian" above, mistake.
Brian, I probably missed somethnig simple, but what happened in Poland?
you didn't hear about the president and top military brass dying in the plane crash?
a plane crashed, carrying the president and many top level govt. staff: The fiery crash killed off a wide cross-section of Poland’s most important political, military and financial figures, many of them heroes of the anti-communist struggle. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/a-dramatic-end-to-a-divided-era-in-modern-polands-history/article1530957/
and reports are that its the president's direct fault, since he ordered the pilot to ignore requests by the control tower which told them to stop landing and go to another airport, because of heavy fog.
I see it as a security risk, to allow such many important ppl to have on one plane. Sad event, I live 5 km from Poland border, we have many ppl with polish nationality here, we bear with them. And also strange symbol - they travelled to Russia because of past Katyn event, where Stalin killed 20 thousands of polish nationality - top politicians, military ppl, teachers, etc. - simply they killed polish elite of that time ...
Yes, that illustrates, that Hitler was not the only one mass-murdering people during WW II.
(I heard, recently, that as far as Katyn goes, there were about 22 thousands polish elites, and about 500 czechs too)
Yes, they simply eradicated all polish elite. This was an ultra-crime, and Poland will not forget it anytime soon. They were also first post-communistic country, who sacked russian army from their country IIRC.
It makes me sad that even in our days there are places on earth where 22 thousands of deaths is 'drop in the sea' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwandan_Genocide
Over the course of approximately 100 days, or more, from the assassination of Juvénal Habyarimana on April 6 through mid-July, at least 800,000 people were killed, according to the estimate of Human Rights Watch.
that was in 1994 year
They managed such terrible thing mostly only with machetes...at rate 8000 murders per day...I still can't find any words when thinking about that :-/
I think I saw the movie, but dunno if it was related - Hotel Rwanda - terrible things ... but you know what? There's no oil, so why send a warfare there ...
Sad news indeed. And there are a number of movies about the Rwandan genocide. I've watched at least three.
Knowing not being able to change the world, I at least try to help. I took over a direct sponsorship for two children.
History shows, that culture is only a very thin layer. And a lot of people on this planet seem to have a problem with human rights and freedom.
So, Cyphre, yes, I agree. And the worst is, that children are the victims without a lobby, without a chance. They were not asked to be born and fully depend on the responsibility of others.
wrt Rwanda, imagine being a UN "observer" (military) and not having the right to intervene, when people & kids are being hacked to death all around you. A while ago, I was in the company of such a guy who came back from a 3 month mission there. The only way I can describe him was that he was barely alive. I am only aware of him sleeping 30-60 minutes in the 3 days he was with our gang.
(easy to say now) but in such a situation I wouldn't care about "the right to intervene" and just do it. In Serbia this could have saved 8000 people as well.
I bet you would care, there is nothing else you can do in such situations.
As seen in the Hotel Rwanda, we are facing total hypocricy of the western world. So we know how to chase Saddam for almost no apparent reason (the second attempt), yet we ignore genocide of such an amount of victims ...
Robert, I agree... and I am sure many military did what they could... a few probably went AWOL, but I am sure the UN peacekeepers (what a stupid name) where as affraid of being killed, if they intervened, as any. thing is, if any of the UN military got actively involved, it would have made Every other UN unit a target for the mob. remember, we are talking about thousands of armed people running like madmen, screaming everywhere and you are right in the swarm... I don't think four guys in a APC with 200 bullets each are eager to intervene in such circumstances. They could shoot to kill only if directly attacked.
still the sheer eeriness of the polish event is mind boggling. all the parameters are perfect for a conspiracy theory ;-/
this is a bit sad ... creating "thumbnails" of an 8kb pdf results in 2 x 20 - 40 kb jpgs
changing from vector to raster?
That's probably it. The pdfs I'm talking about are pure text.
you might also be converting from two to too many colors
B&W .. I'll see if there are any switches to reduce the colours used
Updating AltME dividers to add R3 section.
Perhaps the divider could be moved below the All Groups divider?
I see no Cheyenne group. I have simple question: I want to embed- Cheyenne a la emned-demo.r then encap the resulting app including the httpd.cfg if possible. Anyone have some hints how to do that?
I write out httpd.cfg if it doesn't exist ...
oops .. see !Cheyenne group