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Title: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on August 06, 2016, 03:39 AM
Maybe the forum is lacking a place where anyone can talk about anything.
Here you can say whatever you want. If you are a newly-registered user, no need to introduce yourself.
Usmangujjar or shadow97 can tell us here whether they are fine or not, or the weather in their country.




Original first post in this "chatroom".

Maybe tonight there will be other movies...
I have a request;
Pick as few as possible.
What is your favorite:
Information/Documentary movie?
Romance? (Yes, I love romance :b)
Eye opening?

Thanks in advance!

Edit; the reason I ask for this is because I generally dont watch movies at all, and have a hard time enjoying it. But right now, I am in a sleepy movie mood!
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on August 06, 2016, 05:32 PM
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What is your favorite:
Information/Documentary movie?
some found on youtube are very good:
The louvre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o437CjNWgv0
The end of oil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nHFkoo7zKE

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Romance? (Yes, I love romance :b)
Eye opening?
Well, my choice would be "In time", but overall I guess it's not the type of movies I've been presenting.
Maybe I would choose "les amants criminels" too, but once again it's a bit sick.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on August 07, 2016, 07:36 PM
I was looking at the movie "The End of Oil" (as mentioned below). Consider the following:

As I child I remember the gas crises of 1973 and 1979 when people stood in long lines for gasoline and the price tripled. Then-president Carter warned that "even foreign oil would become scarce by the 1980's". Today here in San Antonio a liter of gas sells for about 49¢ (43¢ for E85). Adjusted for inflation, this price the same or less than it before the crisis of 1973. According to the US Energy Information Administration's web site, in 2015 the US imported only 24% of its oil (lowest since 1970), and most of that was from Canada, Venezuela and Mexico. This came to about 9.4 MMb/d. At the same time this country exported 4.8MMb/d. We're told this is due to increased phracking, overproduction by oil-producing countries (especially those who cannot afford to cut production), and generally reduced demand, especially in China.

In the mean time, the US oil industry is doing everything in its power to block further deployment of alternate fuel sources such as ethanol and biodiesel. This involves heavy lobbying, campaign contributions to friendly politicians (i.e., legal bribery), plus massive misinformation campaigns. In Brazil ethanol has displaced gasoline as the primary fuel source for vehicles. The oil industry has vowed to never let that happen here.

There is no question only a finite amount of oil exists on this planet, but we will not run out if it in our lifetimes. If and when it starts to become scarce, alternate fuel sources will be there.

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on August 29, 2016, 04:55 AM
In Paris the weather is dull, and it's raining. But it's good news, the heat wave may be over.
The stock markets are currently falling by 1%.
I had a vision this morning: Ismet and usman both riding a camel and bound for Mecca to make their pilgrimage. The painting of Léon Belly, now at the Museum of Orsay, is reminiscent of these ancient times. This painting is present somewhere in the "new photos topic" where the museum of Orsay was presented.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on August 30, 2016, 03:09 PM
Maybe the forum is lacking a place where anyone can talk about anything.
Here you can say whatever you want. If you are a newly-registered user, no need to introduce yourself.
Usmangujjar or shadow97 can tell us here whether they are fine or not, or the weather in their country.
I kinda died.
So I'm currently looking for an appartment, signing the contract tomorrow at 7pm.
I was walking to my car from the University. It was raining and there was heavy winds. I only had a tshirt on, and my umbrella broke because of the winds. I had to walk around 2 hours home in that weather. I still havnt recovered. Haha.
The internet is ****. Like it drops every minute, and the speeds peak at 10mbit.. For me this is almost unusable, maybe because I'm spoiled with interweb speeds at home.
Chinese studies have started, and its going fine. Alot of things to learn, but also a very interesting thing to study.
Living without a stove and fridge is sure challenging. Food becomes very dull and boring.

I've been unusually good lately. Feels good to get away from family and 'friends'. The people here talk "official" swedish, which for me sounds quite odd. Because I'm not used to hear it on this scale. People see me as an outsider, which is fine.


(http://www.speedtest.net/result/5592470700.png)
(http://www.pingtest.net/result/151128040.png)
.. I cant game on this! :D
One interesting thing about their internet is that they have a total of around 7~ routers. Asus RT-AC68U.
My "idea" is that they do not have a professional network guy here. Because.. It seems like they forgot to add a password/turn off the 5ghz band on some of the routers. However, the device closest to me does not have 5ghz on Which I assume is because its an AP, and not a router.
The best signal strengh I can recieve to my room is around 90dbm or whatever the thing is they count it with. The others are around 50-60.
I asked them why the connection keeps dropping. (Not from the wifi, but to the internet) They gave me another room key, and told me i could use the laptop there. (Probably to connect to another router being closer). This did not help however... I have a theory. They are using the isp I've always had issues with (Telia Sonera AB).. Yeah. I just think they have a bad line or modem. Perhaps something else.
This is somewhat interesting in my perspective, they structured their network quite oddly. Because they are not using Vlans, like I would've..  They do not have any restrictions from me talking to other computers on the network.
I can also talk over the ips. Like. 192.168.0.1->192.168.7.1.
I noticed that they are also using Asus RT-N12D1 as AP I assume.
Code: [Select]
Tracing route to google-public-dns-a.google.com [8.8.8.8]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     1 ms     2 ms     2 ms  router.asus.com [192.168.2.1]
  2     3 ms     2 ms     2 ms  router.asus.com [192.168.1.1]
  3     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  4     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  5    11 ms     4 ms     5 ms  192.168.99.1
  6    48 ms    45 ms    49 ms  90.228.165.148
  7   126 ms    68 ms    62 ms  s-b5-link.telia.net [62.115.114.24]
  8   135 ms     *       72 ms  google-ic-314684-s-b5.c.telia.net [62.115.61.30]
  9   130 ms   155 ms   138 ms  216.239.54.213
 10   200 ms   192 ms   107 ms  72.14.234.89
 11   101 ms    78 ms    90 ms  google-public-dns-a.google.com [8.8.8.8]

Trace complete.


We had an introduction to Chinese, where we basically(in swedish) told some things about us, and why we decided to study chinese. Alot of classmates came up to me being inspired, and said they felt more motivated to study now.
Basically I said that china wont fix itself, we need to fix it. (Environmentally, mentally, and show that we do not hate china, and that we have respect for the country etc.) I basically held a speech for 5 minutes.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on August 30, 2016, 03:37 PM
Maybe you could with this? http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5592536452
At least if you find your studies interesting, that's what matters most.
If I could come back 15 years earlier, I would surely enjoy my studies a bit more.
Now I have the impression to live here like a dinosaur. And if you are not in a big town, that's good news. My wish would be to go somewhere else, and maybe buy a house or something. Well, to be honest I could buy something here, but with the evolution of the economy, climate change, and other things, maybe a piece of land, some fruit trees, and a small house at the countryside can be valuable assets.

at the beginning of the week, I was feeling like a roasted chicken: It was like a oven in my tiny apartment. Friday evening, during the heat wave, it was more than 30 degrees inside at 11 pm.
This is called the kiss cool heat island effect.

(https://i.ibb.co/XW5kvHz/357037icu.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on August 30, 2016, 08:32 PM
I'm glad this topic was started.

With respect to the weather it's not as hot as previous years. I'm anxiously waiting for fall and then winter. It's not as strong as it is in Europe, but at least it's a relief from this hateful heat and sunshine.

Shadow97 - your post prompts many questions. I'm curious about a few things:

Based on what you're telling us, it seem to me you didn't pick an ideal place to move. Was the situation at home so bad that you had to leave immediately even if it means sleeping under a bridge?  If not, then is it that you couldn't afford a better place or simply believed it would suit your needs?

By Chinese, do you mean Mandarin? If so, why that language? How do you even practice it in Sweden? Oh, and what exactly is "official" Swedish and how does it differ from regular Swedish?

Scarface - In that dream you had, how did you picture gujjar and ismet?

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: usmangujjar on August 31, 2016, 02:03 AM
Thanks for this topics, forum really need this kind of topic since long time.
As I already told, I am busy somewhere. And will post somethings about Windows, specially for slimming down Windows 7 & 8.1 & image capturing.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on August 31, 2016, 12:23 PM
Maybe the forum is lacking a place where anyone can talk about anything.
Here you can say whatever you want. If you are a newly-registered user, no need to introduce yourself.
Usmangujjar or shadow97 can tell us here whether they are fine or not, or the weather in their country.
I kinda died.
So I'm currently looking for an appartment, signing the contract tomorrow at 7pm.
I was walking to my car from the University. It was raining and there was heavy winds. I only had a tshirt on, and my umbrella broke because of the winds. I had to walk around 2 hours home in that weather. I still havnt recovered. Haha.
The internet is ****. Like it drops every minute, and the speeds peak at 10mbit.. For me this is almost unusable, maybe because I'm spoiled with interweb speeds at home.
Chinese studies have started, and its going fine. Alot of things to learn, but also a very interesting thing to study.
Living without a stove and fridge is sure challenging. Food becomes very dull and boring.

I've been unusually good lately. Feels good to get away from family and 'friends'. The people here talk "official" swedish, which for me sounds quite odd. Because I'm not used to hear it on this scale. People see me as an outsider, which is fine.


(http://www.speedtest.net/result/5592470700.png)
(http://www.pingtest.net/result/151128040.png)
.. I cant game on this! :D
One interesting thing about their internet is that they have a total of around 7~ routers. Asus RT-AC68U.
My "idea" is that they do not have a professional network guy here. Because.. It seems like they forgot to add a password/turn off the 5ghz band on some of the routers. However, the device closest to me does not have 5ghz on Which I assume is because its an AP, and not a router.
The best signal strengh I can recieve to my room is around 90dbm or whatever the thing is they count it with. The others are around 50-60.
I asked them why the connection keeps dropping. (Not from the wifi, but to the internet) They gave me another room key, and told me i could use the laptop there. (Probably to connect to another router being closer). This did not help however... I have a theory. They are using the isp I've always had issues with (Telia Sonera AB).. Yeah. I just think they have a bad line or modem. Perhaps something else.
This is somewhat interesting in my perspective, they structured their network quite oddly. Because they are not using Vlans, like I would've..  They do not have any restrictions from me talking to other computers on the network.
I can also talk over the ips. Like. 192.168.0.1->192.168.7.1.
I noticed that they are also using Asus RT-N12D1 as AP I assume.
Code: [Select]
Tracing route to google-public-dns-a.google.com [8.8.8.8]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     1 ms     2 ms     2 ms  router.asus.com [192.168.2.1]
  2     3 ms     2 ms     2 ms  router.asus.com [192.168.1.1]
  3     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  4     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  5    11 ms     4 ms     5 ms  192.168.99.1
  6    48 ms    45 ms    49 ms  90.228.165.148
  7   126 ms    68 ms    62 ms  s-b5-link.telia.net [62.115.114.24]
  8   135 ms     *       72 ms  google-ic-314684-s-b5.c.telia.net [62.115.61.30]
  9   130 ms   155 ms   138 ms  216.239.54.213
 10   200 ms   192 ms   107 ms  72.14.234.89
 11   101 ms    78 ms    90 ms  google-public-dns-a.google.com [8.8.8.8]

Trace complete.


We had an introduction to Chinese, where we basically(in swedish) told some things about us, and why we decided to study chinese. Alot of classmates came up to me being inspired, and said they felt more motivated to study now.
Basically I said that china wont fix itself, we need to fix it. (Environmentally, mentally, and show that we do not hate china, and that we have respect for the country etc.) I basically held a speech for 5 minutes.
Did you switch to google dns, perhaps? Try opendns. So, you're telling us, even with Killer Network your internet feels jittery?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on September 01, 2016, 08:35 AM
I'm glad this topic was started.

With respect to the weather it's not as hot as previous years. I'm anxiously waiting for fall and then winter. It's not as strong as it is in Europe, but at least it's a relief from this hateful heat and sunshine.

Shadow97 - your post prompts many questions. I'm curious about a few things:

Based on what you're telling us, it seem to me you didn't pick an ideal place to move. Was the situation at home so bad that you had to leave immediately even if it means sleeping under a bridge?  If not, then is it that you couldn't afford a better place or simply believed it would suit your needs?

By Chinese, do you mean Mandarin? If so, why that language? How do you even practice it in Sweden? Oh, and what exactly is "official" Swedish and how does it differ from regular Swedish?

Scarface - In that dream you had, how did you picture gujjar and ismet?
By chinese I mean Mandarin, and The writing with latin letters. We study with swedish and english literature.
I didnt feel like dealing with the unneccesary stress family was giving me. I do appreciate them, but sice they do not want to change. I have to do this alone.

I do not like killer network. It is just commercial garbage compared to intel.
I do not blame this issue on the killer network though. The QoS, and ping stabilazing has not to my vision ever worked on killer network devices Ive used.
Id prefer a good intel nic and wificard.
I have noticed that when i game and download on my old 100/100 connection I get ping spikes with my killer network but not with the intel nics I have used. If I manually config my killer nic it bottlenecks my uploadspeed.

The issue at this moment is an unreliable connection. Not a bad nic ^^ because I am not utilizing my connection, and its on all my devices.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 01, 2016, 09:51 AM
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Im glad this topic was started.
At least I made someone happy.

a few words about the stock markets:
As for me, Im happy I sold my hybrigenics shares. Yesterday they fell by 5%.
I only have some coface left, they are soaring and I'm going to sell them soon.
btw this session has been a bumpy ride for the markets: this morning the eurostoxx 50 was climbing by 0.8%, the cac40 by 1% and the dax 30 by 0.6%. But the markets slipped into negative territory...
I still advise you to sell your stocks. Alternatively, or in a purely speculative approach, I advise buying inverse ETFs (short trackers).

(http://cdn-media.objectifeco.com/images/remote/http--2000watts.org-images-stories-Cartoon-2016-2016_08_bubble.jpg)


Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on September 01, 2016, 09:57 AM
I'm glad this topic was started.

With respect to the weather it's not as hot as previous years. I'm anxiously waiting for fall and then winter. It's not as strong as it is in Europe, but at least it's a relief from this hateful heat and sunshine.

Shadow97 - your post prompts many questions. I'm curious about a few things:

Based on what you're telling us, it seem to me you didn't pick an ideal place to move. Was the situation at home so bad that you had to leave immediately even if it means sleeping under a bridge?  If not, then is it that you couldn't afford a better place or simply believed it would suit your needs?

By Chinese, do you mean Mandarin? If so, why that language? How do you even practice it in Sweden? Oh, and what exactly is "official" Swedish and how does it differ from regular Swedish?

Scarface - In that dream you had, how did you picture gujjar and ismet?
By chinese I mean Mandarin, and The writing with latin letters. We study with swedish and english literature.
I didnt feel like dealing with the unneccesary stress family was giving me. I do appreciate them, but sice they do not want to change. I have to do this alone.

I do not like killer network. It is just commercial garbage compared to intel.
I do not blame this issue on the killer network though. The QoS, and ping stabilazing has not to my vision ever worked on killer network devices Ive used.
Id prefer a good intel nic and wificard.
I have noticed that when i game and download on my old 100/100 connection I get ping spikes with my killer network but not with the intel nics I have used. If I manually config my killer nic it bottlenecks my uploadspeed.

The issue at this moment is an unreliable connection. Not a bad nic ^^ because I am not utilizing my connection, and its on all my devices.
I had quite the contrary with intel wifi chipsets until you find stable drivers that doesn't disconnect your PC frequently. I'm awaiting my AW 15.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on September 02, 2016, 08:01 AM
I'm glad this topic was started.

With respect to the weather it's not as hot as previous years. I'm anxiously waiting for fall and then winter. It's not as strong as it is in Europe, but at least it's a relief from this hateful heat and sunshine.

Shadow97 - your post prompts many questions. I'm curious about a few things:

Based on what you're telling us, it seem to me you didn't pick an ideal place to move. Was the situation at home so bad that you had to leave immediately even if it means sleeping under a bridge?  If not, then is it that you couldn't afford a better place or simply believed it would suit your needs?

By Chinese, do you mean Mandarin? If so, why that language? How do you even practice it in Sweden? Oh, and what exactly is "official" Swedish and how does it differ from regular Swedish?

Scarface - In that dream you had, how did you picture gujjar and ismet?
By chinese I mean Mandarin, and The writing with latin letters. We study with swedish and english literature.
I didnt feel like dealing with the unneccesary stress family was giving me. I do appreciate them, but sice they do not want to change. I have to do this alone.

I do not like killer network. It is just commercial garbage compared to intel.
I do not blame this issue on the killer network though. The QoS, and ping stabilazing has not to my vision ever worked on killer network devices Ive used.
Id prefer a good intel nic and wificard.
I have noticed that when i game and download on my old 100/100 connection I get ping spikes with my killer network but not with the intel nics I have used. If I manually config my killer nic it bottlenecks my uploadspeed.

The issue at this moment is an unreliable connection. Not a bad nic ^^ because I am not utilizing my connection, and its on all my devices.
I had quite the contrary with intel wifi chipsets until you find stable drivers that doesn't disconnect your PC frequently. I'm awaiting my AW 15.
I think there was a new AW 15' that was announced yesterday. :p

I moved into an appartment today. The internet is quite okay, one of the better ISP's. The worst thing so far is not having a wire, and my own router. Ill try to flirt with the appartment owner to fix it somehow.. Oh wait, the absolutely worst thing is that the power in the apartment has no ground..

(http://www.speedtest.net/result/5599923935.png)
Current connection. Shared wifi.


Also: IS anyone aware of a method to secure devices from electrical failiure where ground is not present?
I have no way of grounding or wiring because.. well its a rented place in someone elses home. :b
I was thinking of a UPS.. but I doubt it would work. No ground is wired to any of the outlets.
Any ideas?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 02, 2016, 12:04 PM
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alternate fuel sources will be there.
You seem very confident about it. But if it's not the case?
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http://I remember the gas crises of 1973 and 1979
These were short term crises due to the embargo of Opec and the Iranian revolution. But we're now facing structural crises, with the rapid depletion of the giant oil fields: http://boereport.com/2016/08/29/worrying-about-where-the-next-super-giant-oil-fields-are-is-far-more-important-than-weekly-rig-count-data/



Note that tonight a Palestinian movie will be available on the forum.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on September 03, 2016, 08:25 PM
These were short term crises due to the embargo of Opec and the Iranian revolution. But we're now facing structural crises, with the rapid depletion of the giant oil fields: http://boereport.com/2016/08/29/worrying-about-where-the-next-super-giant-oil-fields-are-is-far-more-important-than-weekly-rig-count-data/

I mentioned the crises of 1973 and 1979 only because at that time experts were saying that even foreign oil would become difficult to obtain as early as the mid 1980's. I know perfectly that oil is a non-renewable resource and that there is only a finite amount available. My point is and has always been that we will not run out of it in our lifetimes. Moreover, by the time that happens alternative technologies will be developed and will be fully functional.

I just saw a TV show on CNN about the crisis in Venezuela. It said that Venezuela has the planet's highest proven oil reserves, and due to the present situation it is mostly unexploited. This was not mentioned in the article.

I am a lover of E85. I installed a kit in my car in order to use it. At this point the price difference between E85 and regular gasoline is not that great. The reason -- the price is gas is too low simply because supply exceeds demand. This is precisely the reason there hasn't been further investment in alternative fuel sources. Not only that. but the oil companies are doing everything in their power to prevent ethanol blending beyond the mandated 10%. They even succeeded in squashing any bill to make all cars flex-fuel. In a way I hope the article is right - it will trigger investment in alternate fuel. Never forget that you can't make more oil, but you can ferment more ethanol.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on September 03, 2016, 08:52 PM
Also: IS anyone aware of a method to secure devices from electrical failiure where ground is not present?
I have no way of grounding or wiring because.. well its a rented place in someone elses home. :b
I was thinking of a UPS.. but I doubt it would work. No ground is wired to any of the outlets.

Have a look here (http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets). Are you saying that your new apartment has only non-grounded Type C plugs instead of Type E or Type F? Let me know if this is what you mean before I ask you some more.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on September 04, 2016, 12:03 PM
Also: IS anyone aware of a method to secure devices from electrical failiure where ground is not present?
I have no way of grounding or wiring because.. well its a rented place in someone elses home. :b
I was thinking of a UPS.. but I doubt it would work. No ground is wired to any of the outlets.

Have a look here (http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets). Are you saying that your new apartment has only non-grounded Type C plugs instead of Type E or Type F? Let me know if this is what you mean before I ask you some more.
Yes, there are only type C, but there should be F. I've looked around the appartment and there is no ground behind the connectors.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on September 04, 2016, 12:10 PM
These were short term crises due to the embargo of Opec and the Iranian revolution. But we're now facing structural crises, with the rapid depletion of the giant oil fields: http://boereport.com/2016/08/29/worrying-about-where-the-next-super-giant-oil-fields-are-is-far-more-important-than-weekly-rig-count-data/

I mentioned the crises of 1973 and 1979 only because at that time experts were saying that even foreign oil would become difficult to obtain as early as the mid 1980's. I know perfectly that oil is a non-renewable resource and that there is only a finite amount available. My point is and has always been that we will not run out of it in our lifetimes. Moreover, by the time that happens alternative technologies will be developed and will be fully functional.

I just saw a TV show on CNN about the crisis in Venezuela. It said that Venezuela has the planet's highest proven oil reserves, and due to the present situation it is mostly unexploited. This was not mentioned in the article.

I am a lover of E85. I installed a kit in my car in order to use it. At this point the price difference between E85 and regular gasoline is not that great. The reason -- the price is gas is too low simply because supply exceeds demand. This is precisely the reason there hasn't been further investment in alternative fuel sources. Not only that. but the oil companies are doing everything in their power to prevent ethanol blending beyond the mandated 10%. They even succeeded in squashing any bill to make all cars flex-fuel. In a way I hope the article is right - it will trigger investment in alternate fuel. Never forget that you can't make more oil, but you can ferment more ethanol.

Gas is way too cheap, in many forms. Lately it dropped below 5.3 USD per Gallon (or 12SEK per Litre). (95 Octane)
I've came to the conclusion that I'm going to sell my car though. Just because there is no parkingspots in this town, and bus is just plain better here. How I will visit my family or whatever is up to the future to decide! But Yeah. Cars. Cars everywhere and this isnt even a big town. A trip that would take 5 minutes by bike takes around 20-30 minutes by car here.
I honestly wish they would shock raise the price for fuel if you can not prove that you're like a farmer, or truck driver(who depend on prices, Because everyone still need their stuff..)
Ofcourse this would in the short term make the non-city life much harder. Like if you live in sweden alot of our farms are very far from any major cities, and the buses can be around 6 miles away in some cases.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 05, 2016, 02:16 PM
The truth is, shadow.97, that today we still live in the era of cheap oil. For some reasons, I went to Rungis today, it took me one and a half hours to drive 25 km. With a bicycle, it wouldn't have been longer, quite probably. But in the Paris region, practically nobody is using a bicycle. There is too much traffic, it's make it too dangerous. And driving a car in here, well, it's a rodeo. Once again, I stumbled upon some Syrians in Villejuif, begging right in the middle of the traffic jam. I'm almost certain they are indeed from the Middle East, I mean, there are some Muslims in France, but most of them aren't dressed like them, with long dresses and headscarves. In a normal world, I guess they would not want to be there.
At least some of them seem happy. They are here with their family, like this woman, porte de saint ouen. Personnaly, I have practically no more family, and sometimes I'm wondering if I will ever have some children. If it's to raise them in a world where they are not sure to find a job, or be happy, well, what's the point. I know what humbert will say, that I'm too pessimistic. I was not like that 15 years ago. I was full of hope. But I feel I've aged 20 years. I constantly have dark circles under the eyes. Even Maher would not want to marry me (I wouldn't ask him to shave his beard, I promise). I wouldn't mind marrying a man, but sexually speaking, besides a kiss, well, I would be ill at ease (Maher is going to think I've really gone mad). As for money, I'm pretty sure it doesn't make you happy. I've got more than enough, but it doesn't permit me to feel I'm useful.
(http://entraides-citoyennes.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/r%C3%A9fugi%C3%A9s-syriens-porte-de-Saint-Ouen-5.jpg)
PS: I did not take this photo.


Sometimes I wish I was alone, on a desert island, far from the pollution, and in harmony with nature. Maybe with Maher, you, and usman, and a few butterflies.


Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on September 06, 2016, 06:56 AM
The truth is, shadow.97, that today we still live in the era of cheap oil. For some reasons, I went to Rungis today, it took me one and a half hours to drive 25 km. With a bicycle, it wouldn't have been longer, quite probably. But in the Paris region, practically nobody is using a bicycle. There is too much traffic, it's make it too dangerous. And driving a car in here, well, it's a rodeo. Once again, I stumbled upon some Syrians in Villejuif, begging right in the middle of the traffic jam. I'm almost certain they are indeed from the Middle East, I mean, there are some Muslims in France, but most of them aren't dressed like them, with long dresses and headscarves. In a normal world, I guess they would not want to be there.
At least some of them seem happy. They are here with their family, like this woman, porte de saint ouen. Personnaly, I have practically no more family, and sometimes I'm wondering if I will ever have some children. If it's to raise them in a world where they are not sure to find a job, or be happy, well, what's the point. I know what humbert will say, that I'm too pessimistic. I was not like that 15 years ago. I was full of hope. But I feel I've aged 20 years. I constantly have dark circles under the eyes. Even Maher would not want to marry me (I wouldn't ask him to shave his beard, I promise). I wouldn't mind marrying a man, but sexually speaking, besides a kiss, well, I would be ill at ease (Maher is going to think I've really gone mad). As for money, I'm pretty sure it doesn't make you happy. I've got more than enough, but it doesn't permit me to feel I'm useful.
(http://entraides-citoyennes.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/r%C3%A9fugi%C3%A9s-syriens-porte-de-Saint-Ouen-5.jpg)
PS: I did not take this photo.


Sometimes I wish I was alone, on a desert island, far from the pollution, and in harmony with nature. Maybe with Maher, you, and usman, and a few butterflies.
I must ask, how come you stay in Paris? For me, it really seems like it is not the optional place for you to be.
Money doesn't make you useful, what you use money for, makes you useful. Sadly.

Personally I have a very small amount of interest in reproduction. I am more up for adopting, and helping the people who already exist.
I wish I could afford a plot of land, and have a solar farm, with water collection and my own food production.  I made an approximation of 300 000 Euro would be needed for such plans, including some life luxury such as a fridge, some machines etc.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 06, 2016, 11:53 AM
Tonight, shadow.97 will be answered (Im currently in a traffic jam). Note that these messages will be displaced in the general topic, they are polluting the good movies topic.
to vixen357ka, the new user needing win7: look at the topic about rebase.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 06, 2016, 04:13 PM
That’s true, shadow.97, I could leave Paris and ask for a transfer but there are not only disadvantages, even if I am complaining. I just have to walk 10 minutes to go to work (no need to use my family sedan), and I can take some beautiful photos for the forum. Nowhere else than Paris you can find as many expositions and museums in France.
By the way, in many cases you are obliged to begin your career in a big town. That's particularly true in France where the Paris region is generating 30% of the GDP. If I was given an opportunity in Biarritz, well, why not, but it seems difficult.
In an article I found today, here's a ranking of the significance of the European capitals...
http://www.lefigaro.fr/conjoncture/2016/09/06/20002-20160906ARTFIG00021-et-si-paris-n-existait-pas-comment-s-en-sortiraient-les-francais.php
(http://i.f1g.fr/media/figaro/300x840/2016/09/06/XVMa136f94a-7374-11e6-8ea9-35096576febc-300x840.jpg)


I hope that you liked the photos that are already present on the forum:
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg19848#msg19848
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg16626#msg16626
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg16074#msg16074
Maybe I will visit the Picasso museum soon (In this case I will take some photos). I still hope that some users on the forum are going to create their own topics to post some interesting photos.



Today I gave some money to a Syrian woman at the porte de Clichy, once again. She said “bala” something, but unfortunately I don’t speak Arabic nor any Syrian dialect. It makes me a bit ill at ease to see all those beggars, whether they are Syrian or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub747pprmJ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDLy_3lDI_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGCtyx3agH8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzUlQIJsQpY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09gSxLJZkMA
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on September 06, 2016, 08:49 PM
Shadow -> As for your power adapters, the site says Type F is compatible with Type C. Here many times I've used adapters with no ground connection (e.g., Types B to A) and I've never had a problem, nor do I know anyone who has had one. I'm suprised this building hasn't upgraded their plugs from C to F given that in Sweden building and electrical codes are probably stricter than they are here.

One of the things that fascinates me about cities such as Paris, Madrid and New York is that you can get from point A to point B on the metro without needing to use a car. Sadly in the vast majority of most US cities this is virtually impossible. Public transportation systems are all but useless, coupled with the fact that cities here have far more territory than what you typically find in Europe. Bottom line - you're dead without a car.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on September 07, 2016, 02:58 AM
Shadow -> As for your power adapters, the site says Type F is compatible with Type C. Here many times I've used adapters with no ground connection (e.g., Types B to A) and I've never had a problem, nor do I know anyone who has had one. I'm suprised this building hasn't upgraded their plugs from C to F given that in Sweden building and electrical codes are probably stricter than they are here.

One of the things that fascinates me about cities such as Paris, Madrid and New York is that you can get from point A to point B on the metro without needing to use a car. Sadly in the vast majority of most US cities this is virtually impossible. Public transportation systems are all but useless, coupled with the fact that cities here have far more territory than what you typically find in Europe. Bottom line - you're dead without a car.

In sweden you're "dead"(you'll get fired) if you rely on public transport. Because they are rarely on time!
Currently at a lesson where you learn to pronounce IPA (international phonetic assosiation)'s way to pronounce.
The thing is he keeps referring to national swedish (Stockholm/official swedish).. Which doesnt apply to me, so its not easy. Hah..
Like the word "Fors" (waterfall/stream).. I pronounce is foss (like Floss, without L.) but they almost pronounce it like forsh(porch)
 
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on September 10, 2016, 11:19 PM
I'm surprised that in Sweden public transportation doesn't run on time. From what I hear Swedish people are very advanced and very strict about things. Somewhere I heard that [for example] in Sweden if you are due to arrive at someone's house at 19:00, arriving at 18:55 or 19:05 is considered rude. True or false?

This business of people in different cities and countries pronouncing the same word differently is by no means unique to Swedish. It's like that everywhere.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: usmangujjar on September 11, 2016, 12:34 PM
someone given me a SATA WD 250Gb laptop hard drive. it has two partitions, one is about 1.8gb, and it is active/boot partition, another one is about 230gb, labeled as "windows7 0s". I formated, deleted many times with various tools, but these partitions automatically created after format or delete, these partitions contains some data of windows, what anyone faced this,? or know what exactly gone with this disk? it is physical problem or some kind of encryption used to this disk?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 11, 2016, 01:10 PM
to usman:
According to what you said, I assume you plugged this disk in usb and therefore you don't use the OS on this disk as your current operating system. I also assume you don't have anything important on this disk.
If you want to get rid of everything on this disk, including the partitions, I recommend the tool hdd LLF: http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-Low-Level-Format-Tool/
Install it, execute it, select your disk, then run a low level format (You'll then have the disk in the same state it was when leaving the factory).
Be cautious and don't select the wrong disk, data would be irretrievably lost. Once done, you'll have to create one or several partitions, using the computer management console of windows 7.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on September 11, 2016, 02:42 PM
I'm surprised that in Sweden public transportation doesn't run on time. From what I hear Swedish people are very advanced and very strict about things. Somewhere I heard that [for example] in Sweden if you are due to arrive at someone's house at 19:00, arriving at 18:55 or 19:05 is considered rude. True or false?

This business of people in different cities and countries pronouncing the same word differently is by no means unique to Swedish. It's like that everywhere.
Well, you honestly have to know the type of the event that is occuring. If its a houseparty (with like teens and such) you're not supposed to arrive earlier, unless youre going to help set it all up.
If you're going to the dentist, you have to be early, or they may charge you (if you're under 19 its free, but if you arrive late it will cost.)
if I'm going to visit a friend, I'm supposed to as "precise" as possible. preferably within a 5 minute margin of the discussed time. Like, who likes waiting..?
Oh, and busses are usually 3 minutes early, or 3 minutes late. you pick. There is no such thing as a bus being on time here. ;) But.. sometimes they just do not arrive.. or they skip your busstop..

WELL, everyone knows me for being a time optimist. I usually arrive 20 minutes late to everything. 5 minutes late to the dentist. They surely do not enjoy it at all times, but when i visit friends birthday party, its nice missing the "OH IM SO HAPPY TO SEE YOUUUUUU" that everyone has to do. You just come in sneaky, and be like. HEYA! and go on with life.

someone given me a SATA WD 250Gb laptop hard drive. it has two partitions, one is about 1.8gb, and it is active/boot partition, another one is about 230gb, labeled as "windows7 0s". I formated, deleted many times with various tools, but these partitions automatically created after format or delete, these partitions contains some data of windows, what anyone faced this,? or know what exactly gone with this disk? it is physical problem or some kind of encryption used to this disk?
Id also suggest trying it in Linux, when windows messes things up.. linux is the way to go! Atleast in cases like this.. (To my experience)
Oh, and formating the drives through the commandprompt may work too.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: usmangujjar on September 11, 2016, 08:39 PM
I used it as USB disk and as internal disk, but failed. Also I tried Ubuntu setup, ubuntu deletes the partition, but it creates as I said in first message. I tried your given link,  this tool failed at 37%, I think it has some hardware issues. Thanks.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on September 15, 2016, 11:22 PM
@Shadow -> ±3 minutes for a bus is extremely precise. As for buses not stopping at your stop, something doesn't make sense. All buses have specific routes, and stops are located on them. Here buses don't stop only if the driver passes by a designated stop and sees nobody there.

What you told me about Swedish time customs confirms my opinion. Here in America people are nowhere near as precise, and it's infinitely worse anywhere from the US southern border all the way to Antarctica. Typically in those countries if a meeting is at 6:00 and you arrive at 7:30, you're pretty much on time. Here if a doctor's appointment is at 10:00, plan to be called in anywhere from 10:30 to 11:00. In Miami add one more hour of waiting time.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on September 19, 2016, 07:12 PM
@Shadow -> ±3 minutes for a bus is extremely precise. As for buses not stopping at your stop, something doesn't make sense. All buses have specific routes, and stops are located on them. Here buses don't stop only if the driver passes by a designated stop and sees nobody there.

What you told me about Swedish time customs confirms my opinion. Here in America people are nowhere near as precise, and it's infinitely worse anywhere from the US southern border all the way to Antarctica. Typically in those countries if a meeting is at 6:00 and you arrive at 7:30, you're pretty much on time. Here if a doctor's appointment is at 10:00, plan to be called in anywhere from 10:30 to 11:00. In Miami add one more hour of waiting time.
The doctor appointment is almost the same here.
I was called in for surgury at around 5, but they arrived at 7. but I think we should just accept that, because they have a stressy job, and they have to prioritize and do things right the first time.

Oh and .. a disappointing thing. I bought fish over the counter 3 days ago. Today I learned that salmon does not stay fresh in the fridge(raw) for more than 1½~day. Max.
It smelled rotten, but i thought that was just fish smell or something. After I cooked it, it had a horrible taste to it.
Sad because I spent around 20$ on it. Rip.  ::)

A bit more related to the forum:
I've had issues with packetloss since my move.
30-60% at the worst times. Usually around 0-5%.
Did a little research on the neighbourhood.
First I tested with another router, and that didnt help.
I used common sense and tried with cable. It worked fine. Turns out that the 2.4ghz band is used to an extreme extent.
So, my dad is sending our wrt1900Acs to me, and I'll send the "backup" router back south to my hometown.
Speedtest with cable(to the router) is rather satisfying.
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/5645500505.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5645500505)

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 20, 2016, 06:31 PM
Tonight, I'm going to talk about various things, current affairs, stock markets and hold an interesting lecture dealing with religions.


While current international events are focusing on the presidential elections in the US (we are wondering who the Americans are going to vote for, between the sick woman and the mad man), the attacks in New Jersey, and the end of the truce in Syria, I have the impression that the people on the forum feel a bit dizzy. I tried to boost the morale of the troops yesterday, with a little photo, it was just a try to soften the atmosphere. I'm currently drinking a beer, actually a Tongerlo, a Belgian abbey beer (after months of abstinence, I must say I'm enjoy what I feel after taking a sip from my beverage). Btw, did you know that Palestine is making outstanding traditional beers?

(https://i.ibb.co/x18GbX7/2026622-la-pneumonie-dhillary-clinton-relance-les-speculations-sur-son-etat-de-sante-web-0211277868593-610x325.jpg)


Well, as far as the stock markets are concerned, there is little news. On the dax 30, Deutsche bank fell once again by 3.8% at 11.25 euros (I don't have any Deutsche Bank stocks, but I once bought some stocks at 24 euros, in 2013, and sold them higer...)
(https://d1w116sruyx1mf.cloudfront.net/ee-assets/channels/article_default/deutsche-banks-stock-is-at-an-all-time-low.png)




This evening, I'm going to talk about religions (You must have noticed I'm particularly fine tonight, the beer might be giving me some wings).
The lecture is going to deal with the differences between Islam and Christianity. I know that most of you are very knowledgeable and well-informed persons, otherwise you wouldn't be here, but I'm pretty sure you will learn a few things.

On the face of it, Christianity and Islam seem to have much in common, but this situation is a source of errors. One of these similarities led to the improper identification of Îsâ (pronounced Issa) with Jesus. Thus when the Qur'an calls Jesus "Îsâ", all the Christian meaning of the name disappears. It has then no connection with the one given by Arab Christians, who use the name given by the angel Gabriel to Mary and Joseph in the Bible "YaShou", meaning  "He saves." Note that in Hebrews, the name reflects the profound nature of being, which is why Jesus "Ieschoua" translates as "God saves". In these last two names Jesus reveals himself as redeemer, True God and True Man, that the Koran fiercely rejects .

The Quran does not know “Yasu” of the Christian Arabs nor “Yeshua” of the Jews. However, it is talking about “Îsâ” as son of Maryam. We can also make two remarks. First, Mary appears as inseparable from Jesus in the Qur'an; secondly, the information on both of them mostly comes from apocryphal texts.

The texts that evoke Jesus and Mary are of great importance in the popular faith. Most of them are found in sura 3, 4.5, 19, 21, 23, 43 and 61. The Quran mentions them with deference and takes care to present them as models, as their lives are exemplary. From birth, Jesus is the subject of a miracle willed by divine omnipotence since this is a virgin birth (19, 20). It is the mighty miracle which performs miracles and healings, always after asking "God's permission."

The formula “al-Masih Îsâ ibn Maryam” is often used to describe it. Commentators give several definitions of the word Masih: the first is based on the root of the word: "Rub, anoint with oil"; it is inspired by the similar Hebrew root. But other etymologies, with Arab patterns, are also suggested, such as Saha, "travel", because Jesus was a great traveler. The origin of 'Îsâ and and its transmission are not in any case established. The commentators also state that the root of the word  means "to be tan, red-haired": also, in the tradition, Jesus is presented as red. As for Maryam, although the name is derived directly from the Hebrew Meryem ( "servant, beloved of God"), they want to link it to rama and interpret it as "the one who visits the humans."

The Qur'anic insistence on "Jesus son of Mary" clearly marks the controversy will against divine filiation, while retaining its miraculous virgin birth without father, an element of major importance in an Arab society where children are referred to in connection with the name of their parent (Muhammad son of Abd Allah, for example). In the description of the palm tree bowing to offer its dates to Mary, she is alone with her son. However, the commentators know Joseph, he only has the role of his cousin; he's with her in the temple and can testify to the correctness of her conduct.

The wife of 'Imran’, and therefore the mother of Maryam, has devoted her child to God, asking the protection for her daughter and her descendants against the Devil. A hadith teaches that "all new - born is besieged by the devil at birth, so he lets out his first cry, except Mary and her son." Yahya (John the Baptist), the forerunner and herald of Jesus, is also rewarded with a miraculous birth; it is he who "declares that the  words of God are true" (3, 39).

The stories of the Annunciation and the Nativity are largely inspired by the apocryphal Gospels in a style that must be understand. Thus the “ruh” of God who conceives the child, is a timeless spirit, not the Holy Spirit, acting as the third person of the Trinity in Christianity. The Annunciation story dates back from the Meccan period; In its verses, it confirms the denial that Jesus could be God's son. The second text, proclaimed in Medina less than ten years after the previous one, reveals an obvious similarity with the "Gospels of Childhood" through many items. The word "gospel", "Torah," "Messiah" are first recognized as coming from the "Mother of the Book”.

Jesus is declared Prophet and apostle sent to the Children of Israel. He’s preaching pure monotheism, confirms the Torah, but it mitigates its legal requirements allowing the Koran to proclaim Islam as the religion of the middle: the balance dictated by God to His Prophet is between Judaism which is abusing the law and Christianity which has neglected the law brought by Jesus. Above all, the Qur'anic Jesus is the harbinger of Muhammad (also known as Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim) and his guarantor regarding Christians. Jesus disappears in front of the seal of all prophets and holds the second place after Muhammad.

Jesus performed miracles, like  Moses. From his birth he ordered the palm tree to feed his mother. Adult, he breathed life into clay birds, healed the blind and the lepers, raise the dead and knows the secrets of the heart. However, according to the Qur'an, Jesus's preaching was a failure because the Jews did not want to believe; only the apostles believed in him. The Jews wanted to kill him by crucifying him but God couldn’t allow that such a great Prophet be crucified –another difference with the bible- and "his double has been substituted in their eyes" (or "they were victims of an illusion"). What’s more, in many hadiths, Jesus is the main partner of the Mahdi, the Savior of the end of time, in the universal establishment of justice.

Similarly, Jesus is called "spirit [ruh] issued by [God]" because he was born from divine breath into Mary. The only stable element that emerges from the text is that the Spirit always stems from God, and it is generally hypostatized thereafter.

The Qur'anic Christology is therefore essentially consisting in four values presenting as absolute negation for fear of associationism: Jesus is not God because he was eating; Jesus is not the son of God; Jesus is not a the third element of a triad, the Trinity being likened to polytheism; finally, Jesus was not crucified, as this would have been unworthy of a great prophet like him. Thus the Qur'an blames three constitutive mysteries of Christianity in direct link with Jesus, the Trinity in the name of the absolute oneness of God; the incarnation, on behalf of the exclusive transcendence of God; Redemption, since there was no sacrifice.
However this controversy is based on a fundamental misunderstanding according to certain religious specialists, because the Trinity is not a triad, it only expresses the mutual participation of divine energies, the number 3 would only be the minimal indication of this eternal internal plurality.



A representation of Jesus Christ
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fb/Christ_Icon_Sinai_6th_century.jpg/170px-Christ_Icon_Sinai_6th_century.jpg)

In certain reference works and books about Islam, we may come across the claim that even if the Prophet Muhammad was represented in pictorial form in earlier times, no pictorial representation of Him is permitted in our times. This reflects the state in Sunni areas, where images of the Prophet are rare. In Shia Islam, however, the situation is different, and pictures of the Prophet are quite common.
(https://i.ibb.co/7bgHPhL/236-b.jpg)


 
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on October 01, 2016, 08:14 PM
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/5680068442.png) (http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5680068442)


SO I did some "magic" and unplugged their router, and placed mine there instead. disabling their dhcp, and plugging their Lan port into my Lan port. This is the speed over WIFI. I had some issues with huge pingspikes when they were downloading and such, so now I'll basically have 150mbit all by myself.(download). and the rest 100 will be split.

OKAY Back to studies! Cya <3
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on October 03, 2016, 08:06 PM
When it comes to religion and references to Jesus (or Issa), take another look at the image below. Notice that all these religions do is copy from one another, then they have the audacity to say they're right and all other religions are wrong. All religion's a scam as far as I'm concerned.

(https://i.ibb.co/Wyy3knw/561767messiahstory.jpg)

Shadow -> Did you say the speeds you got were over WiFi? I'm assuming you're using 802.11ac and were fairly close to the router. This is the only way I've been able to get past 300Mbps on WiFi. With 802.11n I can barely get past 100Mbps, and this is only a few meters from the router with no walls in between. Another thing -- the router change was at the apartment building you're living at? They're aware of what you did? Did you hide their router in your closet or what?

Regarding American politics you're correct. This election year is total madness and both major party candidates are detestable. Even the third party candidate, when interviewed, said he didn't know what Aleppo was. I'm confident that despite all this the country will survive. The real power here belongs to the military-political-industrial complex, not so much the president.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on October 03, 2016, 09:06 PM
Shadow -> Did you say the speeds you got were over WiFi? I'm assuming you're using 802.11ac and were fairly close to the router. This is the only way I've been able to get past 300Mbps on WiFi. With 802.11n I can barely get past 100Mbps, and this is only a few meters from the router with no walls in between. Another thing -- the router change was at the apartment building you're living at? They're aware of what you did? Did you hide their router in your closet or what?

Regarding American politics you're correct. This election year is total madness and both major party candidates are detestable. Even the third party candidate, when interviewed, said he didn't know what Aleppo was. I'm confident that despite all this the country will survive. The real power here belongs to the military-political-industrial complex, not so much the president.
I asked them if I could place in a router, and a laptop below their router.
I didnt say HOW I would hook it up. I ended up doing like this.
Fiber jack(ethernet only 1 port) -> gigabit 5port switch -> my router, and their router.
I could not have it in my "lan" port, because it interfered with their IP telephone.
And yes, the speeds are over wifi, I after some troubleshooting for inconsistent ping, I had to set the network to AC only, and 80Mhz band width (auto channel ofc. even if there's only 1 other AC router-like device transmitting an SSID around anyway.)

I also did some testing with DD-WRT firmware.
I honestly love the layout of the DD-WRT, but the problem was that it didnt seem to reach over 30mbit for some reason, and as fast as it hit 30mbit it became unstable.
DD-WRT has an easy layout, with many things accessible from one top menu, without having to guess what different symbols mean.
I wonder every day, why programs such as Discord, and in general almost all of the windows apps(from the store) do not have proper menu's to configure the programs. They're usually hidden under a little "settings" button. I highly prefer the "menu bar" you have in programs like, skype for desktop, Mine sweeper for windows XP etc.

I also did a nice trade the other day; I traded my old laptop with P8600 intel duo core (4gb ram) and 1280 x 800, for a Macbook 15'(or 13' I honestly dont remember). mid 2010. with a duo core and a 320m Nvidia, having el capitan.
I've wanted a mac for a long time, but their prices are quite extreme. So hopefully, I'll get a decent experience! I had wished it was an i5, but hey, that would also probably have invalidated the trade. The guy wanted something basic that was running Windows 7 and not the "hazzle that mac brings" (software wise).

The post about religion, I honestly dont even want to try to "prove" it or, "prove" against it, because I believe that it may or may not be something that created us. I see it like something we as humans are incapable of knowing, and that religion as it is right now is a way to try to do the right, without knowing what is right.
For all that I know, this could be a deathmatch game, kill them all and get praised in the afterlife. But it may just as well be the opposite.
Or just infinite nothing  ::)


Hope you're all doing good, and that you eat your veggies.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on October 05, 2016, 07:22 PM
Based on what you're telling us it seems to me the only advantage of DD-WRT is that menus are easier to understand. If everything is working fine I see no reason to flash the router with DD-WRT, unless of course there's something else I don't know.

My beef with religion, other than the untold amount if suffering it has caused, is the fact that it's all based on faith and conjecture with no hard proof of anything. Science dictates that if you believe in something you must submit proof. Religionists often turn around and put the burden of proof on us, i.e., we must prove their beliefs are NOT true. This is in no way rational.

Today some idiot Jehovah's Witnesses knocked on my door. I told them I was a member of the Church of Satan.  :)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on October 06, 2016, 09:11 AM
Based on what you're telling us it seems to me the only advantage of DD-WRT is that menus are easier to understand. If everything is working fine I see no reason to flash the router with DD-WRT, unless of course there's something else I don't know.

My beef with religion, other than the untold amount if suffering it has caused, is the fact that it's all based on faith and conjecture with no hard proof of anything. Science dictates that if you believe in something you must submit proof. Religionists often turn around and put the burden of proof on us, i.e., we must prove their beliefs are NOT true. This is in no way rational.

Today some idiot Jehovah's Witnesses knocked on my door. I told them I was a member of the Church of Satan.  :)
The default Linksys GUI is crippling according to me.
Also, the lack of functions are also a bit "meh" in the stock firmware.
BUT Function above all, right? The amazing this was, when i flashed back to the default firmware, the settings were kept and I did not have to adjust anything. It was very handy.

The thing with religion for me is that, I'd like to just avoid it. Because I know that unless there is very extreme proof for it existing, or not existing, its non of my business, and only a cause of anxiety. I'd honestly like if there was a confirmed "true" religion that 100% was true. Just to put my mind at ease some late nights..

I've been thinking some of this, why isnt nomaher.com using https?

Anyways, have a lovely day  :)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on October 17, 2016, 07:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Uur3mcY.jpg)
*facepalm*
Intel hd in a nutshell.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on November 09, 2016, 03:36 AM
Donald J. Trump is president!
Woo!
For me, it's all good except. RIP environment.
It'll be an interesting 4-8 years.
I honestly do think that he will do a good job, except yeah.. you know, the things he already have had bad publicity for.
*clears throat*
THE ELECTION IS RIGGED!
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on November 10, 2016, 08:10 PM
This is the first time in Amerca's country's history that opinion polls failed miserably. Nobody -- not even Trump himself -- expected to win. That's why he kept screaming the election was rigged.

Not to be overly optimistic, but almost always candidates who have promised something have been unable to carry out their promises once they have access to top secret information. Obama promised to close Guantanamo. Jimmy Carter promised to publicize all classified information on UFO's. Hopefully something similar will happen with this guy.

As Mahatma Ghandi used to say, "people who elect a moron are well represented".
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on November 11, 2016, 02:58 AM
This is the first time in Amerca's country's history that opinion polls failed miserably. Nobody -- not even Trump himself -- expected to win. That's why he kept screaming the election was rigged.

Not to be overly optimistic, but almost always candidates who have promised something have been unable to carry out their promises once they have access to top secret information. Obama promised to close Guantanamo. Jimmy Carter promised to publicize all classified information on UFO's. Hopefully something similar will happen with this guy.

As Mahatma Ghandi used to say, "people who elect a moron are well represented".
@humbert: Its Gandhi,  What do you think about Trump winning is it accidental? Will the US triumph under him as claimed?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on November 13, 2016, 04:03 AM
Some people like shadows.97 told us that the election of Donald trump was rigged. That’s why I’m going to hold a conference today, to return to this subject.

First and foremost, some of you may not know the new President. Here we can see him with his double. Since the vast majority of the users of the forum doesn’t come from the US (but probably from Asia), I precise Trump is on the left of the photo, whereas Donald Tramp is on the right.
(https://i.ibb.co/bQCdMF6/422605donaldtramp2.jpg)

Secondly, the results of this election were foreseeable since the Simpsons Predicted Donald Trump's Presidential Win 16 Years Ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0JCszBmHm8


More seriously, and let it be said straight away, according to the famous economist Piketty, Trump's victory is due above all to the explosion of economic and territorial inequalities in the United States for several decades and to the inability of successive governments to cope with them.
The Clinton and Obama administrations often merely accompanied the movement of liberalization and sacralization of the market launched under Reagan, then Bush father and son, when they themselves did not exacerbate it, as with financial and commercial deregulation conducted under Clinton. The suspicions of proximity to finance and the inability of the elite to learn from these lessons did the rest.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and yet lost the electoral college and thus the White House (60.1 million votes against Trump's 59.8 million for a total adult population of 240 million), but the participation of the young and most modest was far too low to enable her to win the key states.
The sad thing is that Trump's program is likely to reinforce broader social inequalities.: he is about to remove medicare, laboriously granted to poor employees under Obama, and launch his country into a headlong rush in tax dumping , With a 35% to 15% reduction in the federal corporate income tax rate, whereas the United States had resisted this endless chase from Europe so far.


As far as Trump’s program is concerned, here are the key points:

Mexico
Donald Trump’s vow to build a wall along the border with Mexico, to make Mexico pay for it and to achieve iron-fisted control over illegal immigration stands as his leading promise, one that rang from the rafters countless times. But he owes his supporters — and now the country — much more than that.
While a lot of his agenda will be a hard sell, he won’t have the excuse used by many presidents whose promises have fallen short — a Congress in the hands of the opposing party. Trump will take office with a unified government, both the Senate and House under Republican control.

Child care
Trump promises six weeks of leave for new mothers, with the government paying wages equivalent to unemployment benefits. His plan also provides for a new income tax deduction for child care expenses, other tax benefits and a new rebate or tax credit for low-income families.

Education
Trump promises to spend $20 billion during his first year to help states expand school choice programs. He wants states to divert an additional $110 billion of their own education money to help parents who want their children to go to other schools.
And he owes college students a big, and expensive, leg up. He says he will cap student loan payments at 12.5 percent of a borrower’s income, with loan forgiveness if they make payments for 15 years.

Climate
Trump vows to cut regulations as part of his effort to “unleash American energy.” This means allowing unfettered production of oil, clean coal, natural gas and other sources to push the U.S. toward energy independence and create jobs. In particular, he owes coal miners a revival of their livelihood, even though the industry’s decline is in large measure due to the rise of natural gas, which he also supports. He pledges to rescind the Clean Power Plan, a key element of President Barack Obama’s strategy to fight climate change.

Foreign policy
Trump’s “America first” ethos means alliances and coalitions will not pass muster with him unless they produce a net benefit to the U.S. He speaks of a less interventionist approach to crises abroad — with the exception of his vow to crush the Islamic State group. Yet he also promises to spend much more to restore what he sees as depleted armed forces.

Health care
He’s vowed to repeal Obama’s health care law and replace it with something more affordable. With a Republican Congress, the pressure will be on to do so. It remains to be seen how far lawmakers and the president will actually go to untangle a law that has sunk some roots, and Democrats won’t be voiceless on this or other issues.

Immigration
One paradox of the campaign is the lack of clarity about Trump’s intentions on an issue that defined him out of the gate. He clearly promises to stop the influx of Syrian refugees into the U.S., and somehow to help them overseas. He vows to deport people convicted of serious crimes who are in the U.S. illegally. And there’s that wall, which Mexicans insist they won’t pay for. But the fate of millions of people who are in the country illegally is a gray area — he’s not promising to deport them but also not saying he would give them legal status. He’d ban immigration of people from areas prone to extremism, but how that would be defined is unclear.

Infrastructure
Trump vowed to double rival Hillary Clinton’s proposed spending on infrastructure. Taking him literally, that means a staggering $500 billion over five years.

Iran
Trump promises to renegotiate or withdraw from the multilateral deal that eased sanctions on Iran in return for controls on its nuclear program.
Minimum wage
He expressed support for $10 an hour, while saying states should “really call the shots.” It’s $7.25 now.

Social Security
Trump has promised not to cut Social Security.

Supreme Court
Trump promised to nominate justices who are open to overturning the legal right to abortion and who support Second Amendment gun rights.

Taxes
He owes Americans big tax cuts. He says he’ll collapse the current seven income tax brackets, which peak at 39.6 percent, into just three tiers with a top rate of 33 percent, slice the corporate income tax and eliminate the estate tax. Although analysts said the wealthy would benefit disproportionately, middle income people are promised a hefty reduction.
In his most recent plan, Trump proposed cutting taxes by $6.2 trillion over 10 years, according to Tax Policy Center estimates. That’s twice the size of the House Republican plan. And it would cut taxes by 2.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product, second only to Ronald Reagan’s 1981 tax cut as the largest in modern US history.  Including added interest and the macroeconomic effects, Trump’s tax cut would increase the national debt by $7 trillion over the next decade and by $20 trillion over two decades. With the Congressional Budget office projecting an annual deficit under current law of $1.3 trillion, or 4.9 percent of GDP, in 2026, it is hard to imagine Congress accepting a plan even approaching the size of the new president’s proposal.

Trade
Trump promises to renegotiate or withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also vows to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and to slap stinging tariffs on countries that the U.S. judges to be trading unfairly. China faces the risk of steep penalties — and U.S. consumers would pay higher prices as a result — if his vow is carried through.

Veterans
Trump promises to expand programs that allow veterans to choose their doctors — regardless of whether they’re affiliated with the VA — and still receive government-paid medical care. He’s pledged to fire or discipline VA employees who fail veterans or breach the public trust. He also would increase the number of mental health professionals and create a “White House hotline” dedicated to veterans. If a valid complaint is not addressed, “I will pick up the phone and fix it myself if I have to,” Trump pledged.





Helmut Fritz - Metro boulot disco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27hHLN5NZIY

La Roux – Bulletproof (Gretina Club Remix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCxQ1kdIVn4

WILLY WILLIAM - Ego
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOxzG3jjFkY
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on November 13, 2016, 06:12 AM
Some people like shadows.97 told us that the election of Donald trump was rigged. That’s why I’m going to hold a conference today, to return to this subject.

It was moslty put as a joke, but it's ironic how the person who screamed "Rigged" ended up winning :)

The election will put Sweden in a little bit of a "rough situation" because apparently we now need our own military force and cant rely on the US. WHOA! Haha
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on November 22, 2016, 10:53 PM
Keep in mind there are usually big differences in what politicians promise and what they can or will deliver. Presidents are not dictators and do not rule by decree.

There is no question the reason Trump won is because the people are fed up with establishment politicians and are venting their anger. Many voted for him not because of some of his crazy ideas, but rather despite those wierd opinions. What shocked me most of all was how wrong the polls were. The lastest one just a few hours before election day gave Hillary a 71% chance. No wonder Trump kept saying the system was "rigged" - he himself believed he could not pull this off.

Be that as it may, relax -- the world will not end and life will continue.

@Shadow -> You brought up and interesting point regarding Sweden's military. Let me ask: why do you guys need military forces? Sweden is a neutral country that has no quarrel with anyone. You don't even have internal enemies and, if anything should happen internally, the police would take are of it. How long has it been since Sweden has actually fought a war? I'm thinking since when you guys were occupying Finland.

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on November 23, 2016, 11:34 PM
Keep in mind there are usually big differences in what politicians promise and what they can or will deliver. Presidents are not dictators and do not rule by decree.

There is no question the reason Trump won is because the people are fed up with establishment politicians and are venting their anger. Many voted for him not because of some of his crazy ideas, but rather despite those wierd opinions. What shocked me most of all was how wrong the polls were. The lastest one just a few hours before election day gave Hillary a 71% chance. No wonder Trump kept saying the system was "rigged" - he himself believed he could not pull this off.

Be that as it may, relax -- the world will not end and life will continue.

@Shadow -> You brought up and interesting point regarding Sweden's military. Let me ask: why do you guys need military forces? Sweden is a neutral country that has no quarrel with anyone. You don't even have internal enemies and, if anything should happen internally, the police would take are of it. How long has it been since Sweden has actually fought a war? I'm thinking since when you guys were occupying Finland.
Well. Truth be told, we are far from Neutral. Havnt been since ages ago. During WW2, we were on the "winners side" all the time. First, when we thought Germany would win, we traded away alot of trains for dirt cheap (in return of gold harvested from jewish rings, a majority of which we never actually got). We let them transport jews through sweden, and german soldiers to norway or finland. Can't remember. When we traded oil with the US for their airforce, we took parts of the oil and gave to germany. Almost like a tax.

Personally, I am for having a defence of some kind. But the threat I see is "war" within the country which can't be won by the police(Although not likely at all). Where the police needs reinformcements of people who are trained for such duties. Lets pretend that gang criminality in Malmö increases, and it becomes a lesser "country" ran by criminals. The police force who is already too weak, would not be able to pull an operation like that off. (To combat such criminality). We would most likely get assistance from Denmark if such a thing happened in Malmö (Because it's so close to Denmark)
We do not need a military force against Russia, or NATO. Those aren't threats in the same way. Because there is little to no benefit of "ruling" over Sweden in the short term. It would cause alot of tension between Russia and NATO if any side attacks us.
I guess the REAL reason we need a military is to participate in wars in different countries, or to do organized attacks at i.e ISIS together with NATO or Russia.
Swedish military currently has the goal of holding ground for 7 days. But, according to almost everyone, including the military we would absolutely max be able to hold for 5 days.
Personally, I think they'll be all over in 2 days. We have too much border, and a tiny weeny military to protect such area.
This year the country opened a phoneline you can call if you see suspicious activity that could be of interest for the military. A few days ago someone of foreign nationality was arrested because of repeatedly going to "No photo areas" owned by the military.
The main area we need military control over is Gotland. It is the strongest strategical place in Sweden that could be of use for Russia(To control the Baltic Sea). NATO is all around us anyway, so they dont have alot of benefits of controlling Sweden.

Humbert, who did you vote for, or did you skip voting? My friends in the US living in bigger cities voted for Killary, while the people on the countryside voted for Dump. And my friends who are overly obsessed with Weed voted *drumroll* Gary Johnson!
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on November 25, 2016, 07:25 PM
Your explanation of why you believe Sweden needs military forces. Basically it boils down to be ready for all sorts of scenarios that *might* happen, even though it appears they're highly unlikely. I had no idea Sweden was passively helping Germany at the start of WW2. Clearly they did the right thing - it kept the country out of war.

What is in Gotland that may interest a foreign country in occupying it? Are there important natural resources or something? Certainly the island's location isn't much of a problem when you consider the Baltic bottleneck that is Denmark, not to mention other nations in that immediate area.

Is there military conscription in Sweden? If so, could you be drafted?

As for who I voted for, I have voted in ages. Why? I believe politicians will always be politicians - all they care about is getting into power and enriching themselves with very little interest in benefitting their constituents. My lady voted for Hillary Clinton.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on November 26, 2016, 03:13 AM
Your explanation of why you believe Sweden needs military forces. Basically it boils down to be ready for all sorts of scenarios that *might* happen, even though it appears they're highly unlikely. I had no idea Sweden was passively helping Germany at the start of WW2. Clearly they did the right thing - it kept the country out of war.

What is in Gotland that may interest a foreign country in occupying it? Are there important natural resources or something? Certainly the island's location isn't much of a problem when you consider the Baltic bottleneck that is Denmark, not to mention other nations in that immediate area.

Is there military conscription in Sweden? If so, could you be drafted?

As for who I voted for, I have voted in ages. Why? I believe politicians will always be politicians - all they care about is getting into power and enriching themselves with very little interest in benefitting their constituents. My lady voted for Hillary Clinton.
Honestly, i dont know alot about the situation. This is what others have told me. I can just imagine it would be a good place for missiles, and ships etc.
We do currently not have military conscription, from what I am aware of. If I was drafted, i would Never allow myself to be put out in the field. I could do "behind the scenes" work. But I do not believe i would have the capacity of getting myself back on my feet if I saw people die right infront of me. I've seen a person die, and it was quite nervewrecking.
Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and a happy blackfriday. Two holidays that to me, seem like two opposites. One to be thankful, and the other.. well I have no words for it! :p
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on December 27, 2016, 04:46 PM
In this topic, we talked a lot about Donald Trump, a great opportunity for America. Let's hope he will implement his national programme of action for the US.
Kansas, a state which entered into recession lately, approved a series of measures to decrease tax rates, and we can bet the new hero of the United States is going to boost the economy with the same remedies.

In 2012, voters in California approved a measure to raise taxes on millionaires, bringing their top state income tax rate to 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. Conservative economists predicted calamity, or at least a big slowdown in growth. Also that year, the governor of Kansas signed a series of changes to the state's tax code, including reducing income and sales tax rates. Conservative economists predicted a boom.

Neither of those predictions came true. Not right away -- California grew just fine in the year the tax hikes took effect -- and especially not in the medium term, as new economic data showed this week.

Now, correlation does not, as they say, equal causation, and two examples are but a small sample. But the divergent experiences of California and Kansas run counter to a popular view, particularly among conservative economists, that tax cuts tend to supercharge growth and tax increases chill it.

California's economy grew by 4.1 percent in 2015, according to new numbers from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, tying it with Oregon for the fastest state growth of the year. That was up from 3.1 percent growth for the Golden State in 2014, which was near the top of the national pack.

The Kansas economy, on the other hand, grew 0.2 percent in 2015. That's down from 1.2 percent in 2014, and below neighboring states such as Nebraska (2.1 percent) and Missouri (1.2 percent). Kansas ended the year with two consecutive quarters of negative growth -- a shrinking economy. By a common definition of the term, the state entered 2016 in recession.




Tonight, I also want to talk about another politician, a woman known for her lucidity in 2008 when she was stating "it's not a crash", Christine lagarde, the current managing director of the IMF.
A petition calling for "a true trial for Christine Lagarde", found guilty of negligence in the case of the Tapie arbitration but exempt from punishment, collected more than 210,000 signatures.

(https://i.ibb.co/FqGZ8tT/lagarde.jpg)

Considering this judgment as "unbearable" and "dangerous to social peace," Julien Cristofoli, a school teacher at Le Mans, launched a petition on Change.org.

"On May 13, a 18-year-old homeless person who had entered a house in Figeac to steal rice and pasta out of necessity was sentenced to two months in prison by the Correctional court of Cahors ", begins the presentation of the petition. "On December 19, 2016, Mrs. Christine Lagarde has just been found guilty by the Court of Justice of the Republic while being exempted from punishment," he continues.

"Now, the powerful are exempt from ordinary justice, and especially from its sanctions!" Indignant, the 35-year-old teacher, asked the President of the Republic, the Assembly And the Senate to demand that Mrs. Lagarde respond "in her actions before an ordinary criminal court" and that the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) be abolished.

Democratic Crisis
Launched on 19 December, the petition received more than 210,000 signatures. "It is not a question of governing with petitions, but it is clear that there is a democratic crisis behind the fact that this petition is working as well," remarked Cristofoli.

The CJR, composed of three professional magistrates and twelve parliamentarians, found nothing to reproach the former Minister of the Economy with the launch in 2007 of an arbitration procedure to solve an old dispute between Bernard Tapie and Crédit Lyonnais.

But the CJR considered that by failing to appeal against the arbitration award in 2008, the Minister had shown "negligence" and "made inevitable the appropriation by the spouse of Tapie of a sum of 45 million euros ". However, the CJR considered that the "personality" of the boss of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the fact that she was fighting against an "international financial crisis" at the time, pleaded in her favor and justified the exemption from punishment.
If you want to sign the petition, you can go here: https://www.change.org/p/un-vrai-procès-pour-christine-lagarde
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on December 30, 2016, 08:08 PM
I have a hard time believing you think a Trump presidency will be a great for America. This is an arrogant man whose ideas are so far off the norm it's ridiculous. I can write example after example. The only reason he won is because this country continues to use the 18th Century electoral college system.

I should mention that history professor Alan Lichtman, who predicted Trump would win as early as a year ago AND correctly called every US election since 1984, is now predicting Trump will be impeached. Let's hope he's right once again.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on December 31, 2016, 05:18 AM
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I have a hard time believing you think a Trump presidency will be a great for America

You probably did not understand my remarks were sarcastic. The only state which « applied » a soft version of the Trump program during the Obama mandate, that’s to say Kansas, is now in recession and has obtained the worst results in the US. But politicians throughout the world have the same methods. When something does not work, they continue. It’s the same thing in Japan with the Abbenomics, they keep printing money year after year, the debt is soaring, but they did find anything better.

A good picture to understand that a bunch of old moguls are now running the US (click on it, it doesn't fit the screen)
(https://i.ibb.co/HpQmt6W/696777trump.png)




Yesterday I was watching this video, and I was imagining humbert vs (a blackened) Maher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zSkyHIQEZA
(https://i.ibb.co/dMvHgmX/311509stallone.png)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 20, 2017, 04:26 PM
Tonight, I'm going to give you a quick insight of the latest events in the United States.


Trump’s dark and threatening first speech as US president has put the world on notice

Donald J. Trump took the US presidential oath of office as rain began to fall over the Capitol building on Jan. 20 in Washington, becoming the 45th president of the world’s largest economy, and leader of the world’s most powerful democracy.

(http://feeds.thetimes.co.uk/web/imageserver/imageserver/image/methode%2Ftimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2Fbin%2Fecff59da-dd32-11e6-a7b1-3a60b507a068.jpg?crop=4640,2610,116,285&resize=685)

In a dark speech that promised radical changes to the way the US government interacts with other nations and its own citizens, Trump promised to bring an end to “American carnage” that has weakened the country and impoverished its people.
“We the citizens of America are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people,” Trump said, in a speech that he reportedly wrote himself. “Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come,” he said.
Trump spoke in front of a poncho-clad crowd that didn’t fill the National Mall, a far smaller audience than had gathered for inaugurations in the recent past, and addressed political dignitaries including former election rival Hillary Clinton, outgoing US president Barack Obama, and US Senate leader Mitch McConnell. Missing were about one-third of the sitting Congressional Democrats, who refused to attend on account of Trump’s statements about minorities, women, and veterans while on the campaign trail and concerns about foreign interference in the election.
Throughout the speech, Trump echoed a familiar, and misleading, theme from his campaign—that America is in terrible shape. America’s economic recovery after the 2008 recession indeed has been uneven, and its middle class weakened. But there has been a 50% drop in crime in the US since 1991, the stock market increased 148% under Obama, and the economy is currently growing faster than it was at the start of the last four presidential terms, among other factors.
Trump, meanwhile, spoke of:
Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation, an education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge. And the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.
The “wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and redistributed all over the world,” Trump said, announcing “a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and hall of power: From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. For this day forward its going to be only America first, America first.”
Trump pledged that “every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families.” The speech indicates that Trump’s pledge to eliminate NAFTA, the two-decades-old trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, is not just idle talk. “We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs,” he said.
He promised to get Americans “off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor,” by following “two simple rules: buy American and hire American.”
Trump also had words for his political opponents, saying, “We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it,” in a possible reference to congressman John Lewis, whom Trump had referred to on Twitter as “all talk” and “no action,” after the civil rights leader questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s election.
Trump also pledged to “eradicate completely from the face of the earth” radical Islamic terrorism.

As the new president spoke, thousands of protesters were gathered on the outskirts of the National Mall, demonstrating against Trump’s inauguration and expected policies.

Donald Trump’s historic levels of unpopularity, charted
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Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 21, 2017, 09:13 AM
A new pollution episode is forecast for today and Sunday in Paris.
(https://i.ibb.co/MZsWt0k/paris-le-18-janvier.jpg)

For the ones who want to visit some Parisian museum, I guess you would rather stay at home to see the photos on the forum (The visit of the museum of Orsay is probably one of my best messages: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg19884#msg19884 (http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg19884#msg19884)) than come to Paris. And according to the specialists, the mask is not a useful solution against nano-particles.
(http://referentiel.nouvelobs.com/file/7087298-pollution-de-l-air-3-fausses-bonnes-idees-pour-se-proteger.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on January 22, 2017, 08:04 PM
The pollution you're seeing in Paris will clear after a few days. Certain conditions of weather cause the air to become stagnant, which causes pollutants to concentrate.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on January 27, 2017, 08:34 AM
No problem.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 29, 2017, 07:53 AM
Today, I’m going to hold an exceptional conference about the United States called “Donald Trump’s mission? To keep the US in the fossil age”.


While Obama, has been called the first climate president, Trump wants to make America Wait Again. At least, that is what Donald Trump’s energy policy amounts to. Stop all the clocks, put the technological revolution on hold, ensure that the transition from fossil fuels to clean power is delayed for as long as possible.
Even the Jihadists of the Islamic State are laughing: they don’t understand how the Americans have been that stupid to elect him.

(https://i.ibb.co/xD3164g/441308obama.png)

Trump is the president that corporate luddites have dreamed of: the man who will let them squeeze every last cent from their oil and coal reserves before they become worthless. They need him because science, technology and people’s demands for a safe and stable world have left them stranded. There is no fair fight that they can win, so their last hope lies with a government that will rig the competition.
To this end, Trump has appointed to his cabinet some of those responsible for a universal crime: inflicted not on particular nations or groups, but on everyone.

Coal miners wave signs as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Charleston
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/cd4765ad75ba3a96eff9d94775dab7a572acd0a7/0_0_4637_2624/master/4637.jpg?w=620&q=20&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&dpr=2&s=0fb598a5a99effbb6acae719da30888a)

Recent research suggests that – if drastic action of the kind envisaged by the Paris agreement on climate change is not taken – ice loss in Antarctica alone could raise sea levels by a metre this century, and by 15 metres in subsequent centuries. Combine this with the melting in Greenland and the thermal expansion of sea water, and you discover that many of the world’s great cities are at existential risk.
The climatic disruption of crucial agricultural zones – in North and Central America, the Middle East, Africa and much of Asia – presents a security threat that could dwarf all others. The civil war in Syria, unless resolute policies are adopted, looks like a glimpse of a possible global future.
These are not, if the risks materialise, shifts to which we can adapt. These crises will be bigger than our capacity to respond to them. They could lead to the rapid and radical simplification of society, which means, to put it brutally, the end of civilizations and many of the people they support. If this happens, it will amount to the greatest crime ever committed. And members of Trump’s proposed cabinet are among the leading perpetrators.

In their careers so far, they have championed the fossil fuel industry while contesting the measures intended to prevent climate breakdown. They appear to have considered the need of a few exceedingly rich people to protect their foolish investments for a few more years, weighed it against the benign climatic conditions that have allowed humanity to flourish, and decided that the foolish investments are more important.








In a previous message of this topic, in  a video showing a boxing match, I had made the assumption that the black man was Maher. Unfortunately it’s not the case (it’s Mr. T!). A recently-registered user called HulksmashMaher must be very disappointed. But I found another video, and this time it could be him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyv5T-4DFFE
Is it Maher? Nobody knows.
(https://i.ibb.co/6YwMLpp/81056353mc.jpg)
In any case, it’s not M’sieur baboon.
(http://elelur.com/data_images/mammals/baboon/baboon-03.jpg)


In a message of humbert, who is always interesting, we had seen that some people predicted an impeachment for Trump. I don’t want to be a prophet of doom, but somebody predicted something even worse for him (and once again, it’s not m’sieur baboon)...
The only Profiler for the police of France who correctly predicted the attacks has interesting forecasts for 2017...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq3FyNFKMTE
Lilie Delahaie has premonitions since she was very young and gave an incredible testimony in "Salut les Terriens!", Notably mentioning her prediction of the recent attacks.

Last March 22 on Facebook, Lilie Delahaie wrote: "It's hard to dream it before, to feel it, to tell all my friends that I feel bad“
She then pointed out that she saw several places affected. "I think mainly: France, Belgium, Germany, Europe. One in the South of France (...) Nice, possible," she revealed. On the same day, Belgium was actually hit by terrorist attacks, just as Germany and Nice were in the following months.

Invited in Salut les Terriens! This Saturday January 21 on C8, Lilie Delahaie explained she was very young when she began to have this gift of premonition and that it is "the expression of extreme sensitivity that I learned to listen". At school, she felt the emotions and even the physical pain of her comrades, guessed who was going to phone at home and predicted an incident that was about to happen.

Crazy predictions for 2017
At the age of 8, she dreamed of a little boy sexually abused and then killed, a drama relayed in the newspapers the next day. This prediction was a "traumatic experience" for the one that today works for free to help to solve criminal investigations. She is the only "profiler" in France, but never officially because this is forbidden in France, unlike countries like the United States, China or Russia.

Her sensitivity allowed her to detect her own brain tumor that was diagnosed a year and a half later. The healing occurred only after consulting a magnetizer.
Thierry Ardisson wanted to know what was going to happen in 2017 and according to Lilie Delahaie, the new French president will be in all likelihood "new and will change everything in the long term". There will be attacks too - not surprising, unfortunately – of which one against...Donald Trump
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 30, 2017, 04:00 PM
The forum is very calm. I know that the users are watching it everyday, they don't know what to say, but they are still following the latest news, humbert's, Maher's, and my messages.

If you are getting bored, well maybe you can watch this exceptional documentary about the attacks in Paris titled « Did intelligence fail in France ?», a documentary in English:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f0bM1ao1jU
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on January 30, 2017, 10:10 PM
The forum is very calm. I know that the users are watching it everyday, they don't know what to say, but they are still following the latest news, humbert's, Maher's, and my messages.

If you are getting bored, well maybe you can watch this exceptional documentary about the attacks in Paris titled « Did intelligence fail in France ?», a documentary in English:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f0bM1ao1jU

Honestly, I barely see a reason to use the forum anymore. Rarely new posts, and I got nothing to say that will contribute to the topic.
I'd say I go on the site once every 1 or 2 weeks currently.
However, every time I visit the forum I feel like I should delete everything on my account..
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 31, 2017, 06:33 AM
What do you want me to tell you, shadow.97?
Many users have lapsed into silence, including the administrator.
Maybe you already found a better forum, where you can find beautiful photos, financial news and some good friends.
If you dont know what to do, maybe you could test resident evil 7 and tell us what you think about it...Or tell us what you think about the current level of the stock markets, (if you still have stocks).
I'm currently at work, and yet Im taking some time to answer you.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on February 19, 2017, 03:41 PM
In this topic, we have seen that shadow.97 was interested in the American election since he has been wondering whether the election of Donald Trump was rigged or not (And it's an interesting question, after all we don't know the degree of involvement of Putin in the hacking of the election: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38538002)
I hope that the photo of Tramp made him laugh anyway. Maybe the average Americans should have chosen the one on the right though: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=9764.msg27321#msg27321

But Shadow.97 (who comes from Sweden) must be laughing once again, after Trump said "Sweden, who would believe this?", citing non-existent terror attack
Indeed, at Florida rally Trump referred to attack in Sweden that did not happen, possibly confusing it with Sehwan in Pakistan.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/19/sweden-trump-cites-non-existent-terror-attack
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on March 14, 2017, 06:35 PM
Tonight, I'm going to talk about the latest reform of the new American President.
Then I'm going to talk about growing inequalities in the US, which are on track to widen further.



Trumpcare vs. Obamacare: Apocalypse Foretold

The Congressional Budget Office report on Trumpcare is out, and it’s devastating: 14 million people losing insurance in the first year, 24 million over time, with premiums soaring for older, lower-income Americans — in many cases, the very people who went strongly for President Trump. The C.B.O. thinks it would reduce the deficit, but only marginally, around $30 billion a year in a $19 trillion economy.

Then,  Let's have an assertion and two questions.

The assertion is that something like this was to be expected. The C.B.O. came in even worse on coverage than most predicted, but it was obvious that the news would be terrible because that’s what the logic of the situation told us. Obamacare imposes a mandate to induce healthy people to sign up, offers means-tested subsidies to make insurance affordable and expands Medicaid to take care of people with really low incomes. Trumpcare eliminates the mandate, slashes subsidies overall and redirects them to those who don’t need them and sharply cuts Medicaid. Of course that leads to a huge drop in coverage.

Or to put it differently, Obamacare is actually an intelligently designed system, and Republican claims that they could do much better even while slashing funding so they could cut taxes on the rich were always obvious nonsense. Trumpcare is a slapdash, incompetent piece of legislation; but even a much more competent set of people couldn’t have done better given the constraints of Republican Party ideology.

Now the questions: First, can this legislation still go through? We don' have to underestimate the cravenness of Republican “moderates,” who may posture to the center but almost always cave to the hard right when it matters. But even so, it’s hard to imagine this act of cruelty getting 50 senators. And if it can’t pass the Senate, won’t right-wing purists in the House decide to advertise their purity by voting against a bill that still falls short of free-market ideals rather than vote for Obamacare 0.5?

Second, what were Republican leaders thinking? Something like this C.B.O. score was a foregone conclusion; would it really have mattered much if it were 15 million losing insurance, not 24 million? How was this supposed to work out politically?

(http://www.newyorker.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/comment-title-tk-1200x904-1487983305.jpg)




The history books will remember at least two things of the year 2016 in the United States. The triumph of a populist candidate in the presidential election and the fact that the Americans as a whole will never have been so rich. Quarterly national accounts tables published on Thursday (March 9th) by the Federal Reserve (Fed), the US central bank, indicate that household wealth rose 2.3% to a record $ 92,805 billion .

To obtain this figure, the Fed summed up the cash, cars, real estate, and stock market assets held by all Americans, whose debts were taken away. The total assets have thus increased by two thirds since the financial crisis of 2008, during which it had fallen to 56 000 billion.

The record high of 2016 is mainly due to the spectacular rise in stock prices in the last quarter. Wall Street grew by 8% between November 8, the date of the election of Donald Trump, and December 31. Of the $ 2,000 billion in assets that have accumulated in the last three months of the year, 36% comes from the soaring capital markets, while the rise in real estate represents 28% of this amount.

The richest 1% hold 42% of the wealth
The problem of these two drivers of wealth progression is that they do not turn at the same speed for everyone. From the moment that 80% of the stock market is held by the richest 10%, it is clear that the vast majority of Americans have missed this enrichment. As the annual study by the Gallup Institute shows, 80% of households earning more than $ 75,000 per year own shares. Under $ 30,000, the rate amounts to 23%.

Studies have attempted to gauge the impact of what economists call the "wealth effect" that when the wealth of an economic agent increases, he tends to spend more. They came to the conclusion that Americans spend between 3 and 5 cents for each additional dollar accumulated. But the concentration of capital at the top of the pyramid is such that this "wealth effect" is now much more limited than it was in the 1950s and 1960s. According to the work of Emmanuel Saez And Gabriel Zucman of the University of Berkeley (California), the richest 1% in the United States held in 2012 (latest available statistics) 42% of the country's wealth.

Moreover, an article published in December 2016 by the two economists and co-signed with Thomas Piketty, showed that more than half of the wealth of the richest 1% of the population comes from real estate and the stock market. At the other end of the spectrum, for the 90% least well off, the proportion drops to 20%, the core of which is invested in pension funds for retirement.

Illustration of the widening of inequalities: the gap between household wealth and average income has never been greater. The first is now 6.5 times higher than the second, a level higher than that reached at the top of the 2007 housing bubble. While overall wealth has steadily increased, revenues have practically made no progress.

This explains why most of the fruits of the economic recovery were concentrated in a few hands. "From 1980 to 2014, average income per adult rose by 61% in the United States," said Saez, Zucman and Piketty. However, the average income before tax of the 50% who earned the least stagnated at around $ 16,000 per adult, after adjusting for the effects of inflation. On the other hand, incomes at the top of the pyramid have literally soared, rising by 121% for the richest 10%, by 205% for the richest 1%, and by 636% for the richest 0.001%.

Moreover, in 1980 an adult among the richest 1% earned 27 times more than an adult belonging to the 50% less rich. Today the ratio has increased to 81. "This ratio of 1 to 81 is similar to the gap between the average income in the United States and the average income in the poorest countries of the world, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic and Burundi," economists said.

The United States has never been so rich, but at the same time, the American society has rarely been so unequal. This is one of the keys to understanding the election of a populist candidate for president. But for the moment, it is the richest who are taking advantage of it, and it is not the least of the paradoxes.

(http://www.occupy.com/sites/default/files/medialibrary/US-land-wealth-2d1299e2acd1f2bf4348199044175877_0.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on March 14, 2017, 09:16 PM
Trumpcare vs. Obamacare: Apocalypse Foretold

I totally agree. My lady has medical insurance through Obamacare. We pay $107 a month. Without Obamacare the bill will rise to probably over $700, and I can't afford that.

The misinformation that exists over the Affordable Care Act is unbelievable. And of course rich fatcats who are covered by companies they own are vehemently opposed to paying taxes to cover the rest of us. One more example of that fact that 1% of the people own 99% of everything.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on March 16, 2017, 03:51 PM
Tonight, I stumbled upon an excellent article about Global Warming.
Since humbert is a bit climato-sceptic, maybe he'll be eager to react to this article. And the other users of the forum can also speak in this topic.

(http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341d417153ef01b7c7f9df40970b-800wi)

If we assume global warming is a hoax, what should we expect to see? By Phil Plait.


I will ask you to indulge me for a moment in a thought experiment. It’s not hard, and it leads to a startlingly simple yet powerful conclusion, one I think you may find both important and terribly useful.

Still, it starts with a big ask, so forgive me. And that is: Let’s make an assumption, one you’ve heard many times before. Let’s say that global warming is a hoax.

I know, I know. But go with this, here. So, yes, let’s say that climate change deniers —people like House Science, Space, and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith, Senator James Inhofe, and even Donald Trump himself— are right. Whatever the reasons (Chinese hoax, climatologist cabal clamoring colossal cash, carbon dioxide isn’t a powerful greenhouse gas, or just a liberal conspiracy), let’s say that the Earth is not warming up.

In that case, the temperatures we see today on average should be much like the ones we saw, say, 20 years ago. Or 50. Sure, you’d see fluctuations. In a given spot on a given day the temperature in 1968 might have been a degree warmer than it was in 1974, or three degrees cooler than in 2010. But what you’d expect is that over time, a graph showing the temperature would be pretty much flat, with lots of short-term spikes up and down.

Now, statistically speaking, you expect some records to be broken every now and again. Over time, every few years for a given day you’d get a record high, and every few years a record low. The details will change from place to place and time to time, but again, if the average temperature trend is flat, unchanging, then you would expect to see just as many record cold days as record warm days. There might be small deviations, like, say, a handful of more cool than warm days, but the difference would be very small depending on how many days you look at.

It’s like flipping a coin. On average, you should get a 50/50 split between heads and tails. But if you flip it 10 times, say, you wouldn’t be shocked to see seven heads and three tails. But if you flip it a thousand times, you’d really expect to see a very even split. Seeing 700 heads and 300 tails would be truly extraordinary.

So, if we remind ourselves of our basic assumption —global warming isn’t real— then we expect there to be as many record high days as there are record lows. Simple statistics.

So, what do we see?

Guy Walton, a meteorologist in Georgia, took a look at the data from the NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Whenever a weather station in the US breaks a record, high or low, it’s catalogued (Walton has more info on this at the link above). He found something astonishing: For February 2017, the number of record highs across the US recorded was 6,201.

The number of record lows? 128.

That’s a ratio of over 48:1. In just one month.

Again, if temperatures were flat over time, and record highs and lows were random fluctuations, you’d expect a ratio much closer to 1:1. In other words, out of 6329 records set in total, you’d expect there to be about 3165 record highs, and 3165 record lows.

For fans of statistics, with a total of 6329 records broken, one standard deviation is the square root of that, or about 80. So, sure, something like 3265 highs and 3064 lows wouldn’t be too unusual. If you start to see more of an imbalance than that, it would be weird.

Seeing 6201 record highs to 128 lows is very, very, very weird. Like, zero chance of that happening by accident.

Now, Phil, I can hear you thinking, that’s just for the US (2% of the planet) over one month. And you’ve told us before that weather isn’t climate; weather is what you expect now, climate is what you expect over long periods of time. So, maybe this is a fluke?

Walton notes that, if you look at records in the US going back to the 1920s, the six highest ratios of record highs to lows all occur since the 1990s. Huh.

And making this more global, a pair of Australian scientists looked at their country’s data, and found that their ratios were about even...until the 1960s. After that, highs always outnumber lows. From 2000-2014, record highs outnumbered lows there by 12:1.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research collated data from 1800 stations across the US and binned the data by decade — by decade, which is a huge sample; any deviation from a 1:1 ratio would be extraordinary over that timescale.

They found this:
(http://www.blastr.com/sites/blastr/files/styles/blog_post_in_content_image/public/ucar_record_highslows.jpg?itok=MOlWlsaP)

Huh. Not only are there more record highs than lows, the ratio between the two is getting higher with time.

So, looking back at our initial assumption — the Earth isn’t warming, and temperatures are flat— there’s a conclusion these data are screaming at us: That assumption is completely and utterly wrong.

And of course, all the evidence backs this up. All of it. Earth’s temperature is increasing. That’s because of the 40 billion tons of extra carbon dioxide humans put into the atmosphere every year (the amount we will see this year, expected to top 410 parts per million, has never been seen before in history as long as humans have walked the Earth). This CO2 allows sunlight to warm the Earth, but prevents all of it from escaping so that a little bit of extra heat remains behind, and that’s warming our planet.

Over time, we’re getting hotter. 2014 was a record hot year, beaten by 2015, itself beaten by 2016. In fact, 15 of the 16 hottest years ever recorded have been from 2001 – 2016. That’s exactly what you’d expect if we were getting warmer, and that means our initial assumption of hoaxery was dead wrong.

The science on this is so basic, the evidence of this so overwhelming, that “not a single national science academy disputes or denies the scientific consensus around human-caused climate change”, and also the overwhelming majority of scientists who study climate do, too.

Maybe you should listen to them, and not politicians who seem ideologically opposed to the science.

Or, you could flip a coin. But if it comes up science dozens of times more often than anti-science, well —and forgive me if I sound like a broken record— the conclusion is obvious.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on May 03, 2017, 04:58 PM
Tonight, I'm going to introduce you a Palestinian scholar and tomorrow we'll talk about his latest book.

(http://www.breizh-info.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/waleed-1140x805.jpg)

Here is an interview with Waleed Al-Husseini:
I was born in Qalqilya, West Bank, in 1989, in a pious Muslim family and a conservative society. As a teenager, when I was first in my class in Islamic teaching, I had the chance to reflect upon Islam.

Thanks to my curiosity, and above all, thanks to the tolerance of my parents, I discovered the trickery of this religion, used to dominate society and keep it in ignorance. After much research and historical and philosophical readings, I became convinced of the need to leave Islam. But by announcing my atheism, I found myself faced with the hostility of all society - except my family - and the Palestinian authorities.

I was arrested and imprisoned for more than ten months, marked by physical and psychological torture. During my trial by a court martial, I fled to Jordan, and I applied for political asylum to France where I arrived in 2012, thinking to take refuge in a haven of peace and in the capital of Enlightenment and Secularism.

Unfortunately, I discovered a rampant Islamization, a growing obscurantism under the effect of radicalization, and a secularism in danger. I then created, along with several other activists, the Council of Ex-Muslims of France (CEMF). My first book, Blasphemer, the prisons of Allah (Grasset 2015), released on the day of the attack against Charlie Hebdo, details all these adventures. Besides, the title of the book is inspired by the indictment that allowed the Palestinian Authority to persecute me.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on May 04, 2017, 09:43 PM
Being a non-believer myself, I can understand Waleed Al-Husseini's frustration when religious authorities try to forcibly impose their ways on everyone else. In my case, however, I know that making these people listen to reason is next to impossible. This is why when it comes to religion, I keep to myself and make every effort to respect everyone else as long as they do the same.

If Waleed lived in Iran, Saudi Arabia or under the Taliban, I can understand being jailed for being an atheist. But in Palestine? Who checks if you visit the mosque or pray 5 times a day? Add to this the fact that Palestine is occupied by Israel.

As for France being victimized by "rampant Islamization", forget it. France's constitution mandates securlarism. Marine LePen - who is adamantly anti-Islamic - stands a chance of being France's next president. They even tried to ban the burkini, which I for one believe is a stupid idea.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on May 07, 2017, 01:50 PM
(https://t4.ftcdn.net/jpg/01/05/91/35/240_F_105913555_k7FN4f6cdxn3xL8aGpvJVA9a1qUzrIwR.jpg)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/11/VanillaMacaron.jpg/220px-VanillaMacaron.jpg)(http://www.delifrance.com/media/catalog/product/cache/7/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/5/s5634b.jpg)(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Donald_Trump_official_portrait.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on May 30, 2017, 04:02 PM
Tonight, I’m going to show you a shocking video of hens kept in battery cages. These hen’s eggs and the meat are sold to consumers via retailers like Carrefour with the Lustucru Frais brand, or fast foods like Mc donalds. This video was filmed by L214, an association for animal welfare.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvhOavlS1s0

After watching thes images, Maher must be wondering if that’s the reason why there is no mcdonalds in Palestine. And the fact that industrial farming and intensive factory-based livestock raising are not common over there may explain why there is no fast-food: it’s not possible for them to buy meat from sick hens, eggs infested by fleas and therefore sell cheap food.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on May 31, 2017, 10:20 PM
@Shadow ->  In your post I don't understand the correlation between the pictures shown in your post.

@Scarface, et al -> I couldn't watch the video you posted. Abuse of defenseless animals - human or otherwise - is too revolting for me. I look forward to the day the enslavement of non-human animals will end forever.

P.S. - Remember humans are animals too, hence the term "non-human animals"
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on June 01, 2017, 12:48 AM
@Shadow ->  In your post I don't understand the correlation between the pictures shown in your post.

@Scarface, et al -> I couldn't watch the video you posted. Abuse of defenseless animals - human or otherwise - is too revolting for me. I look forward to the day the enslavement of non-human animals will end forever.

P.S. - Remember humans are animals too, hence the term "non-human animals"
Congratulations Macron french president
(Congrats) (Macaron) (Baguette - typically french) (Trump, President)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on June 01, 2017, 11:06 AM
@Shadow ->  In your post I don't understand the correlation between the pictures shown in your post.

@Scarface, et al -> I couldn't watch the video you posted. Abuse of defenseless animals - human or otherwise - is too revolting for me. I look forward to the day the enslavement of non-human animals will end forever.

P.S. - Remember humans are animals too, hence the term "non-human animals"
I don't like harming animals too.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on June 01, 2017, 09:26 PM
Congratulations Macron french president
(Congrats) (Macaron) (Baguette - typically french) (Trump, President)

Gee Shadow, couldn't you have chosen a better example for president than this bastard Trump?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on June 02, 2017, 12:35 AM
Congratulations Macron french president
(Congrats) (Macaron) (Baguette - typically french) (Trump, President)

Gee Shadow, couldn't you have chosen a better example for president than this bastard Trump?
8) I forgot, He's a clown. Not a president.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on June 27, 2017, 12:30 PM
Tonight, there will be many conferences: about oil depletion, about the poor image of Trump, and about the closure of the torrent 411.



About the end of oil:
According to the CEO of Total, in 2020 there will be a new oil shock because we already lack oil!
This is important information, not because we do not know it but because it comes from Patrick Pouyanné, who is nothing less than the big boss of Total.
Every year, production drops by 3% and demand increases by 1%, therefore a 4% increase in the production would be needed to close the gap each year.
In 5 years, that's 20%! But we find very few new deposits and we do not invest enough because the prices are too low, which is partly true but not totally!
Indeed, we simply lack oil!
In short, by 2020 we will see a new oil shock, all the more violent as economic growth will be strong!

In the meantime, the situation seems paradoxical, because at the same time we lack the oil that would fuel economic growth (because in fact, what we lack cheap oil, not just oil) And we have an excess of oil, which is the consequence of past investments (in other words, wells that have been drilled in the past) with which firms are now producting oil because they must repay the loans they contracted yesterday in order to drill  these wells.
(http://ei.marketwatch.com//Multimedia/2016/04/20/Photos/ZH/MW-EK746_oil_pu_20160420135646_ZH.jpg?uuid=400866a0-0721-11e6-81a6-0015c588dfa6)

But it does not matter because we will definitely lose our job, and maybe one day we will go to the farms of Harkaz or Maher, who are already waiting for us.
Certainly, Some of you may have thought that the creature in the photo below was Maher (asking for a donation) with his family. In fact, you probably understood, it was Mr. Baboon.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDRd0YQWIAAu11U.jpg:large)




About Trump:
A survey that assesses the popularity of presidents in thirty-seven countries shows that the lack of confidence in the US president has been heavily accentuated.

The "Make America Great Again" slogan on which Donald Trump founded his presidency is hard to export. It’s even close to the the industrial accident, according to the Pew Research Center's annual barometer, which assesses the popularity of White House tenants in thirty-seven countries, released on Monday (June 26th). The arrival of Mr. Trump in power resulted in a sharp turnaround: while 64% of respondents said they had "confidence" in the US president in the last days of the Obama administration, they were only 22 % after he left. At the same time, the number of people who said they did not "trust" exploded from 23% to 74%.

In almost all the countries concerned by the Pew inquiry, the number of people asserting confidence in the US President's ability to "make the right decision" in international affairs collapsed with the arrival of Mr. Trump in power. Sweden leads with an 83-point gap: 10 percent of respondents give credit to Mr. Trump while they were 93 percent for Mr. Obama.
(https://www.rover.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/donald-trump-yelow-labrador-hair-combover.jpg)




About the closure of the French torrent site t411:
French authorities close T411 download site

Several people were arrested in France and Sweden in a an investigation about T411, one of the main French torrent websites.
The site T411 is inaccessible since Sunday 25 June in the evening following a Swedish police operation, according to the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter and the information of “Le Monde”.

This site - one of the last BitTorrent website, was offering a catalog of links to download movies, games and music, without hosting the files itself - was the subject of a complaint by the Society of Composers And music publishers (Sacem) in 2014 for organized band counterfeiting. The Association against Audio-Piracy (ALPA) then lodged a complaint.

The investigation, conducted by the specialized inter-regional jurisdiction (JIRS) of Rennes, has been entrusted to the research section of Rennes and has lasted for several months. Six people were arrested on Monday in France and Sweden, according to the Rennes prosecutor's office. According to the secretary-general of the Sacem David El-Sayegh, questioned by Le Monde, the people arrested in France would be "supermoderators". "Their role was to look at the contents made available on the site, to remove false content and to moderate the forums. "

Two arrests in Sweden
The French investigators sought the help of the Swedish police. The latter arrested two people in a compound in the southern suburbs of Stockholm, suspected of being the administrators of the site, the Swedish prosecutor told Agence France-Presse. They are not French, but according to Dagens Nyheter, two Ukrainian citizens with a residence permit in Sweden, arrested in the presence of French gendarmes. They should be charged for violations of copyright law and money laundering.

A computer company was also searched by Swedish law enforcement agencies to procure the server from which T411 was administered. "In the course of this judicial operation, many computer equipment had to be seized for exploitation, as well as movable and immovable property produced by the offenses committed," the Rennes public prosecutor said in a statement.

(http://www.news-lemag.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/t411.png)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on June 27, 2017, 10:02 PM
With respect to Trump, there is nothing good to be said about him. The guy who predicted his victory 2 years ago also predicted he'd be impeached. Let's hope he's right.

I have been hearing this thing about the end of oil since as far back as I can remember, and so far nothing. The price of a liter of gasoline in my neighborhood today hovers around 51¢/liter (about 0.45€ at today's exchange) and shows no sign of increasing. I wish what you said were true because I'm firmly convinced that currently there is no financial incentive to invest in alternate forms of energy. This is essential given the fact that there is only a finite amount of oil on this planet.

Torrent sites are like flies -- you can kill one or two but there will always be more. The reason is due to the nature of torrenting itself. Sites provide either the .torrent files or magnet links, the files themselves come from everyone in the swarm. The profiteers would have to hunt down each and every person in the swarm. This is just not possible.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on June 28, 2017, 11:14 AM
I have been hearing this thing about the end of oil since as far back as I can remember, and so far nothing. The price of a liter of gasoline in my neighborhood today hovers around 51¢/liter (about 0.45€ at today's exchange) and shows no sign of increasing. I wish what you said were true because I'm firmly convinced that currently there is no financial incentive to invest in alternate forms of energy. This is essential given the fact that there is only a finite amount of oil on this planet.

Do you think big companies would exploit oil sands, which are projets with low financial profitability, if there were lage untapped oil reserves?
In fact, if the oil price is low, it's because rougly 15% of the oil production is now made up of unconventional oil. But this part is unlikely to rise, and it won't make up for the decrease in oil production in the years to come. After all, the American people should feel concerned, they greatly depend on it, and the media don't talk about it because it's not politically correct and above all, they don't want to create panic. Humbert is probably ready to go to Daniil's hideout or harkaz's farm, should anything happen.

Another clue: We have never discovered so little oil than in 2016, that's to say 6 billion barrels (30 billion barrels are consumed each year, or 100 million barrels per day).
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on June 29, 2017, 10:23 AM
Maybe Greece would be an interesting country, if we (the users of the forum) had to meet somewhere. I mean if we go to Israel, the customs officials won't let us go to Palestine, lest we should go to Syria to wage Jihad. In Greece, we could earn our livelihoods from fishing and I already imagine humbert with a fishing rod. Daniil would be there too, and he would be the one who serves Vodka. Of course drinking vodka would be compulsory, even for Maher, except perhaps during Ramadan. As for the French saucisson, it would be an option. I also imagine hakumei, keeping us good company, with a sexy outfit. Usman and harkaz would test some software for us, as usual. As for old Yoda, he would prepare good Greek meals, like Dolmadákia or Taramosaláta.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on June 29, 2017, 11:36 AM
Those who are currently reading the forum and looking at the picture below must be wondering: whose cars are these? You'll know it in a few minutes.

(https://i.ibb.co/YDQ81pk/S0-11-supercars-saisies-a-Paris-72922.jpg)


The son of Equatorial Guinea's President is on trial in France for splurging on a Parisian mansion, a private jet and a fleet of luxury cars using tens of millions of dollars he allegedly looted from his country.
Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue's trial on charges of embezzlement of public funds and money laundering started in Paris on Monday and is expected to last several weeks.
Prosecutors say he's amassed a fortune, including an opulent mansion near the Champs-Elysees, along with Bugattis, Ferraris and an Aston Martin. He also allegedly spent millions of dollars on pricey European art and jewelry.
He also owns a yacht named Ice, which reportedly costs about $800,000 a month to maintain, according to an article in the French newspaper Le Monde.
Obiang, 47, serves as his father's vice president and earns about $100,000 a year in that role, according to his lawyer, Emmanuel Marsigny.
In addition to his government job, the lawyer said, Obiang has income from his various private businesses in the central African nation.
"He is accused of money laundering for investing or spending funds in France that would come from offenses committed in Equatorial Guinea," his lawyer told CNN.
Marsigny said his client, who has not appeared in court so far, has diplomatic immunity.

The trial of the President's son is being watched closely in Africa, where corruption is a major problem among government officials.
Obiang's father, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, seized power in a 1979 coup and is the longest-serving head of state on the continent.
Equatorial Guinea is a former Spanish colony rich in oil, but a majority of its population lives in poverty.
The country has mostly stayed out of the headlines by maintaining a tight lid on information. The trial gives an insight into the financial workings of one of the most secretive nations in the world. So much so, that for several years,Transparency International described Equatorial Guinea as "too opaque to rank," saying it could not get enough data on it for the global corruption index.

Obiang amassed his wealth in France, but Marsigny said it has no jurisdiction to charge him for alleged money laundering in Equatorial Guinea. He said the case is an example of French courts intervening in the affairs of a sovereign nation.

France is not alone.

Obiang also hid his wealth in Swiss though: eleven of the world’s rarest—and most expensive—cars owned by Teodorin Obiang Nguema, were seized by Swiss authorities this week, adding to the family’s international legal battles over alleged misappropriation of public funds.
The cars, which included a Swedish-made Koenigegg One, one of only seven ever produced for $2.8 million, and a $2 million Bugatti Veyron, were allegedly moved to a freight area at the Geneva Airport soon after the investigation was launched.

And the US ?
In 2014, the United States agreed to a settlement following allegations that Obiang used money plundered from his country to amass assets such as a Malibu mansion, a private jet and Michael Jackson memorabilia.
Under the settlement, the Justice Department allowed Obiang to keep a Gulfstream jet and most of his Michael Jackson collection, including the white glove from Jackson's "Bad" world tour. Those assets were not in the United States, the Justice Department said, but they could be subject to seizure if they ever come to the country.
At the time, Obiang disputed the US allegations and said the assets, including a $30 million Malibu mansion, were purchased with proceeds from his businesses. He admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement.
As part of the settlement, Obiang had to sell the Malibu mansion, a Ferrari and pay $20 million to a charity that benefits the people of Equatorial Guinea.
Under the settlement, the US government kept about $10 million.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8jMn0mQPnY
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on June 29, 2017, 09:48 PM
Do you think big companies would exploit oil sands, which are projets with low financial profitability, if there were lage untapped oil reserves?
In fact, if the oil price is low, it's because rougly 15% of the oil production is now made up of unconventional oil. But this part is unlikely to rise, and it won't make up for the decrease in oil production in the years to come. After all, the American people should feel concerned, they greatly depend on it, and the media don't talk about it because it's not politically correct and above all, they don't want to create panic. Humbert is probably ready to go to Daniil's hideout or harkaz's farm, should anything happen.

Who said anything about drilling into sand? According to Wiki, the country with the largest proven oil reserves is Venezuela. Maybe phracking is responsible for 15% of the oil at this moment, but 85% still comes from conventional sources. There is still plenty of oil to go around. Let me say once again, I wish it were less available. The abundance of oil and consequently its low price is precisely what is keeping alternate sources of energy out of the market. In fact, adjusted for inflation, today's price is gasoline is the same or lower that it was prior to the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, which is when the price began to spike. Check this site (https://inflationdata.com/articles/inflation-adjusted-prices/inflation-adjusted-gasoline-prices) and you'll see what I mean.

I'll give you an example using my own situation. I like to use E85 fuel in my car. I even installed a conversion kit because my car is not flex-fuel. I use it because high ethanol blends have plenty of power, makes the engine run cooler, and in general keep the engine and injectors cleaner (alcohol is a solvent). Currently the price is E85 is only 5% less than regular gas (E10), and the fuel is not easy to get because few stations have it. Why does this situation exist? Because the price of gasoline is just too cheap. It makes no financial sense to expand the availability of E85. And of course, due to the cost in producing ethanol for fuel, dropping the price is not possible.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on June 30, 2017, 02:12 PM
Who said anything about drilling into sand? According to Wiki, the country with the largest proven oil reserves is Venezuela. Maybe phracking is responsible for 15% of the oil at this moment, but 85% still comes from conventional sources. There is still plenty of oil to go around. Let me say once again, I wish it were less available. The abundance of oil and consequently its low price is precisely what is keeping alternate sources of energy out of the market. In fact, adjusted for inflation, today's price is gasoline is the same or lower that it was prior to the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, which is when the price began to spike. Check this site (https://inflationdata.com/articles/inflation-adjusted-prices/inflation-adjusted-gasoline-prices) and you'll see what I mean.


Let’s take an example. Imagine you bought 300 saucissons last year. For you it’s the best meat, even the fumed salmon is no match for it. But like the roquefort or the foie gras, the French saucisson is probably forbidden in the US, which really cares about the health of all its citizens. When you came back from Paris to Houston, you hid them in your socks, and it worked, you could get past the checkpoint unhindered. Last year there was no shortage of saucisson. It smelt a bit like coyote in your kitchen but it’s not a problem for you. And you could eat a whole saucisson each day. You even built a storage room in your cellar because it really reeked of pig in your lounge. But a few months later, some problems were looming large. As you couldn’t get new supplies of saucissons, the stocks were diminishing.
It’s the same phenomenon with the oil market. There is a temporary abundance of oil, but without new discoveries it can’t go on indefinitely. You quoted Venezuela and you are right, along with Arctica, it’s probably the only place where there are untapped oil reserves. But there is a problem: the price of the Venezuelan oil is high, its reserves being essentially in the form of extra-heavy oil and oil sands. It costs practically 30$ to produce a barrel, and with the fall in oil price it explains the current situation in Venezuela.
But as I said, finding new reserves is not enough, they have to make for a 4% depletion of the current oil deposits every year. 
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on July 01, 2017, 07:25 PM
It’s the same phenomenon with the oil market. There is a temporary abundance of oil, but without new discoveries it can’t go on indefinitely. You quoted Venezuela and you are right, along with Arctica, it’s probably the only place where there are untapped oil reserves. But there is a problem: the price of the Venezuelan oil is high, its reserves being essentially in the form of extra-heavy oil and oil sands. It costs practically 30$ to produce a barrel, and with the fall in oil price it explains the current situation in Venezuela.
But as I said, finding new reserves is not enough, they have to make for a 4% depletion of the current oil deposits every year.

I'ts a well known fact that there is only a finite supply of oil on this planet and that sooner or later it will all be gone. The point is that at this time we're nowhere near there and that the abundance of oil that exists today makes investment in alternate sources of energy unfeasable. To make matters worse, for as far back as I can remember they've been saying the end of oil is near, and yet time passes the oil glut doesn't seem to go away as predicted. Given the wrong predictions of the past, it's anybody's guess until when this situation will continue.

Energy conservation methods have also allowed the glut to continue. Here in America, a typical 1970 car had an efficiency of around 6 km/L. Today that number is around 12½ km/L. Add to this the fact that gasoline sold here must be 10% ethanol or higher. In a country where there are more cars than people, the amount of oil saved is pretty large number.

As for ISIS, the numbers you posted don't surprise me at all. Everybody hates ISIS, they have more enemies than you can even think of. Only a demented person would believe they can go up against the whole world and actually win.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 10, 2017, 04:58 PM
Tonight, I'm going to hold a conference. It's not very optimistic though. On a photo, you'll recognize mr Orangutan.



This is what they call "biological annihilation." In a very alarming study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on Monday, July 10, American and Mexican researchers conclude that vertebrate species are massively retreating on Earth, both in numbers and In extent. A loss of wildlife with potentially "catastrophic" consequences for ecosystems and serious ecological, economic and social impacts.

The two main authors, Gerardo Ceballos (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and Paul Ehrlich (Stanford), are not on their first try on the theme of the erosion of biodiversity. By June 2015, they had already published another study in Science Advances, which showed that the earth's wildlife was already undergoing its sixth mass extinction. They had calculated that species disappearances have multiplied by 100 since 1900, an unprecedented rate since the extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Disappearance of populations
This time, the researchers sought to quantify the decline in populations and not in the number of species, ie groups of animals on a territory. "The emphasis on extinction of species can give the impression that terrestrial biodiversity is not dramatically and immediately threatened, but that it is just slowly entering into a major erosion episode that can be combated Later" the authors explain.

There are several shortcomings in this approach: public opinion is struggling to gauge the seriousness of the phenomenon at work (two species disappear every year, which seems low, especially when the latter are little known or not widely spread). And it does not adequately assess the current problem. The most common species are indeed experiencing massive declines in their numbers, but they are not yet threatened. "The disappearance of populations is a prelude to that of species" warn the scientists. A detailed analysis of the decline in animal numbers makes the problem much clearer and worrying.

The researchers conducted a large meta-analysis of half of the known vertebrate species, examining population trends of 27,600 species of terrestrial mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians across five continents using The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List database, which is the most comprehensive global inventory of the state of conservation of biodiversity. They also reviewed, more specifically, 177 species of mammals, for which they had data between 1900 and 2015.

"The real magnitude of mass extinction affecting wildlife has been underestimated: it is catastrophic," they say. In total, 32% of the species studied decline in terms of population and extent. Many mammals that were doing well a decade or two ago are now on the verge of extinction. By 2016, the planet had only 7,000 cheetahs and 35,000 African lions (-43 per cent since 1993). Borneo orangutan populations have dropped by 25% over the past decade to 80 000, while those of giraffes have decreased from 115 000 specimens in 1985 to 97 000 by 2015. Those of pangolins have simply been decimated.

(https://i.ibb.co/WkVF8L2/Orang-Utan-Semenggok-Forest-Reserve-Sarawak-Borneo-Malaysia.jpg)

What is less known is that nearly 30% of these declining species are considered common. They are (yet) classified as "low concern" and not "endangered" by IUCN. All continents are affected by this spectacular erosion of biodiversity. The most affected areas, particularly for mammals and birds, are those in the Tropics (Amazonia, Congo Basin, Southeast Asia) because they are the richest in terms of wildlife. But moderate regions have similar or even higher relative values ​​- that is, compared to the richness of their biodiversity.

Corollary of the loss of numbers, the wildlife sees its territory shrink like "peau de chagrin". Among the 177 species of mammals scrutinized more specifically in the study, 40% lost 80% of their historical distribution area since 1900. emblematic case, the lion has long reigned over most of Africa, the southern Europe and the Middle East, to the north-west of India; Today there are only a handful of populations dispersed in Africa.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on July 15, 2017, 07:29 PM
I'm a little more optimistic than you are. Many species, due to efforts of conservationists, have bounced back from near extinction. Off the top of my head are the North American Bison and the Everglades Alligator, and I know there are more. Rest assured the Orangutan will not go extinct any time soon.

On the other side of the coin, species like Ædes ægypti coloquially known as the mosquito, will never make it to the endangered species list. As you know, this species is a vector for diseases like Zika and Dengue.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on July 16, 2017, 11:50 PM
Havn't caught up reading all the topics the last days. But it's great seeing the posts.
It'd be really interesting to hear your stories or just discuss things face to face.
Not really sure why I thought about this 6:49 AM.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on July 17, 2017, 07:25 PM
Havn't caught up reading all the topics the last days. But it's great seeing the posts.
It'd be really interesting to hear your stories or just discuss things face to face.
Not really sure why I thought about this 6:49 AM.

I'm glad to see you on the forum. You're a brilliant man with plenty to contribute. I hope you'll be here more often. Also, 6:49am is morning for you, I've seen you here at 3:00am, on our about.

So tell us - what's happening in your life? By now you should be done with high school. Are you in college or working at a business? You moved out of your parent's house, right?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on July 17, 2017, 09:14 PM
Havn't caught up reading all the topics the last days. But it's great seeing the posts.
It'd be really interesting to hear your stories or just discuss things face to face.
Not really sure why I thought about this 6:49 AM.

I'm glad to see you on the forum. You're a brilliant man with plenty to contribute. I hope you'll be here more often. Also, 6:49am is morning for you, I've seen you here at 3:00am, on our about.

So tell us - what's happening in your life? By now you should be done with high school. Are you in college or working at a business? You moved out of your parent's house, right?
4am, currently been talking about Nginx, caddie and ssl configuration with a friend from school.
I started university, but it became way too much for me, and my mind just couldnt handle it. I ended up coming back home(which I really hate, I don't like it at all here.)
I've applied for another local university and I'm going to have 1 year of "Basic studies" (Physics, maths, and such.) This will allow me to apply for even more universities. One of the main reasons I applied for the other courses last year was because I just didnt have high enough pre-education.
Preferably I want to start working, but the places I have a chances to work at is nothing I want to work with for an extended amount of time.

I've started a tech blog, but it's currently very empty. I might share it when it has more things on it.

Why I'm awake during night? Because I'm awake for around 18 hours, sleep 10. So my "awake" time always switches. I try to be awake between 4pm and 6pm because otherwise my parents get very upset at me. I also usually try to be awake at around 5 am and 8am just because there's a few people I like talking to that are usually on at those times.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on July 19, 2017, 07:18 PM
I'm surprised that your pre-education wasn't good enough. As far as I know, and correct me if I'm wrong, Sweden imposes high standards on the educational system. I'm glad you plan to continue studying. Simply having some sort of diploma on the wall is more important than you realize. Living with your parents must be horrendous, hopefully one of your goals is financial independence so you can leave ASAP.

I'd been meaning to ask you something. I heard on the news that Sweden is planning to impose mandatory military service beginning with citizens born in 1999. You're safe because you were born in 1997, but I believe you once said you had a younger brother. What's with that?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 21, 2017, 04:51 PM
Tonight, I'm going to give you a brief overview of the news in Palestine, since something important happened today.

(http://img.lemde.fr/2017/07/21/425/0/3579/1786/644/322/60/0/25b910f_5685126-01-06.jpg)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian leadership will freeze contacts with Israel on all levels until Tel Aviv reverses its recent security measures against entering Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Three Palestinians were killed and more than 200 injured by Israeli occupation forces today after Israeli police attacked worshippers outside Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem following Friday prayers. Three Israelis were killed as well.

According to various media reports, Israeli police used both live and rubber bullets as well as tear gas to disperse Palestinian protesters after the prayers ended. 

On Thursday, Israeli occupation police said they were barring men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose over new Israeli security measures at mosque.

Last Friday, Israel closed Al-Aqsa Mosque to worshippers seeking to perform Friday prayers for the first time since Israel occupied east Jerusalem in 1967 to install metal detectors at entrances.

After Israel reopened the mosque on Sunday Palestinians refused to enter Al-Aqsa through the detectors, with hundreds camping around the premises throughout the week to protest Israeli actions.



If you are currently somewhere in Palestine, I advise you against going near Al-Aqsa mosque, it's too dangerous.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on July 24, 2017, 02:04 PM
I'm surprised that your pre-education wasn't good enough. As far as I know, and correct me if I'm wrong, Sweden imposes high standards on the educational system. I'm glad you plan to continue studying. Simply having some sort of diploma on the wall is more important than you realize. Living with your parents must be horrendous, hopefully one of your goals is financial independence so you can leave ASAP.

I'd been meaning to ask you something. I heard on the news that Sweden is planning to impose mandatory military service beginning with citizens born in 1999. You're safe because you were born in 1997, but I believe you once said you had a younger brother. What's with that?
No younger brother; just 1 older.
But I have cousins who were born after 1999. No clue what's going to happen with them.
I'm a bit more worried about my Iraq'ian friends who live and study here. Thinking that they may be forced to do military service. They all talk about how they want to go back to their home country ASAP after the war has calmed down. Saying that they dont feel like they have close friends and such here.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on July 25, 2017, 08:10 PM
No younger brother; just 1 older.
But I have cousins who were born after 1999. No clue what's going to happen with them.
I'm a bit more worried about my Iraq'ian friends who live and study here. Thinking that they may be forced to do military service. They all talk about how they want to go back to their home country ASAP after the war has calmed down. Saying that they dont feel like they have close friends and such here.

Regarding anyone you know who might be subject to military conscription, remember the chances of them being sent into combat are slim to none. They'll probably spend all day target shooting or hiking. Come to think of it, when was the last time the Swedish armed forces were in real combat? Was it when you guys were trying to hold on to Finland or what? Oh.. and before I forget. The news report said both men AND women would be subject to conscription. With girls around it might not be all that bad. :)

Regarding your Iraqi friends, let me as -> are they refugees or Swedish citizens? I don't know how Swedish law works, but it most countries it is citizens and not foreigners who must serve in the military. With respect to them being homesick, why can't they go back? Iraq is winning the war against ISIS. The country has its problems but at the present time it's stable enough for them to return, at least for a visit.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on August 03, 2017, 04:19 PM
Tonight, I'm going to talk about the obamacare repeal.


"3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!" Trump tweeted just before 2:30 a.m. on Friday.

(http://politicaldig.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/trump-chimp-.jpg)

President Trump early Friday morning blasted lawmakers for failing to pass the Senate GOP's "skinny" ObamaCare repeal bill, doubling down on his past call to "let ObamaCare implode."

The Senate voted 49-51 against the skinny bill, which would have repealed ObamaCare's individual and employer mandates and defunded Planned Parenthood.

Following the bill's defeat, it is unclear what happens next or where the Republican repeal effort can go.

Trump ran on the promise of repealing and replacing ObamaCare and has been pressuring Republicans for months to put forward and pass a repeal bill.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on August 12, 2017, 09:52 PM
I like your comparison of Trump and a monkey beside him. Trump cares nothing about the American people. He's trying to get rid of insurance subsidies for the people in order to fund tax cuts for the rich.

Today he made the idiotic mistake of saying that he would not rule out military action with respect to the crisis in Venezuela. In doing so he has given Maduro a great gift -- an enemy! Trump seems to think that everything can be solved by threats and intimidation. He is a disgrace to this country!
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 03, 2017, 08:09 AM
Today, I'm going to hold a conference to talk about North Korea.

North Korea says it has tested a powerful hydrogen bomb that can be loaded on to an intercontinental ballistic missile, in a move that is expected to increase pressure on Donald Trump to defuse the growing nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula.


In an announcement carried on state TV, North Korea said the test, its sixth since 2006, had been a “complete success” and involved a “two-stage thermonuclear weapon” with “unprecedented” strength.

The TV announcement – accompanied by patriotic music and images of North Korean scenery and military hardware – said the test had been ordered by the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un.

(http://i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170903150914-03-north-korea-kim-jong-un-nuke-lab-visit-exlarge-169.jpg)

The explosion was heralded by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake about six miles (10km) from North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the north-east of the country. It was felt over the Chinese border in Yanji.

South Korea’s meteorological administration estimated the blast yield at between 50 to 60 kilotons, or five to six times stronger than North Korea’s fifth test in September last year.

Sunday’s test – the first since Trump took office in January – offers further evidence that North Korea is moving perilously close to developing a nuclear warhead capable of being fitted on to an ICBM that can strike the US mainland.

Since it conducted its first nuclear test just over a decade ago, the regime has strived to refine the bombs’ design and reliability, as well as increasing their yield.

Hydrogen bombs are far more powerful than the atomic weapons North Korea is believed to have tested so far. Whatever its eventual yield, Sunday’s test was “a staged thermonuclear weapon” that represents a significant advance in Pyongyang’s weapons programme, said Jeffrey Lewis of the California-based Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on September 03, 2017, 10:54 PM
I'm beginning to think this nutjob Kim Jong-Un is starting to believe his own propaganda and seriously thinks he can defeat the USA and its allies. He has no allies, at least not militarily. Even China and Russia are telling him to stop this nonsense. This guy needs to be taken out, and unfortunately it will not be an easy thing to do.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 08, 2017, 04:51 PM
Tonight, I'm going to hold a conference to talk about the perpetrators of the attacks of Catalonia. They visited France at least three times.

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The trip of Younes Abouyaaqoub on 11 and 12 August in the Paris region was already known. Abouyaaquoub was the driver of the white van that killed 14 people and made more than 120 wounded in Barcelona, and one of his accomplices used an Audi during during the night of 17 August in Cambrils (Catalonia). Further investigations revealed that members of the Alcanar terror cell had come to France in December 2016 and again in July 2017 in Paris.
Interior Minister Gérard Collomb revealed Thursday that the Islamists had even taken a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower.
But the members of the cell of Ripoll, of the "primary terrorists" whose profile worries the European anti-terrorist services, had been in the hexagon on two other occasions in quick passages. The first time, in December 2016. The second in July 2017 in Paris. These two passages, like the stay of 11-12 August, raise again the question of the motivations of the terrorists.

Part of the evidence of the Islamists' stay in the city was found in the ruins of the Alcanar house (Catalonia) where the explosives laboratory was located. The house that exploded in the evening of 16 August compromised the plans for massacres using trapped vehicles. The terrorists had acquired not fewer than 500 liters of acetone (which is part of the TATP, which is widely used by Islamist terrorists). In the destroyed house, the investigators found  an invoice of an hotel located in Malakoff, where Abouyaaqoub and his accomplice have stayed. From a Spanish source, the camera purchased at the FNAC and a French motorway voucher would also have been found. Note that the pictures of the Eiffel Tower were found in the camera. This can lead to a conclusion:  the terrorists were probably asked to justify the use of the funds of the terrorist cell to their leader.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: PANZER24 on November 11, 2017, 02:11 PM
Well if you want guys to have a discord and chat about everything(not creating posts or messaging:this is boring and took much time) you can open a new IRC channel(discord) example: #generaldiscussion or add a shoutbox to this forum like this one:
http://viceunderdogs.com/ (scroll down to see the shoutbox)
since this forums is made with SMF it is possible to add a one!!!
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on November 11, 2017, 07:08 PM
Scarface -> What Catalonia attacks are you referring to? I just opened a tab to see "El País" (the Madrid newspaper) and there's no mention of an attack. In fact this whole crisis hasn't had much violence. Perhaps the only exception was the Guardia Civil trying to forcibly close polling places during last month's "election", or maybe some incidents of pro and anti-independence demonstrators throwing things at each other.

Panzer -> I took a brief look at Viceunderdogs, but I'm not too clear what it's about. Can you summarize?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: PANZER24 on November 12, 2017, 05:32 AM
Panzer -> I took a brief look at Viceunderdogs, but I'm not too clear what it's about. Can you summarize?
ViceUnderdogs is a famous VCMP clan(Vice City multiplayer)| clan is a group of recruited people(depending of their skills ingame) they do clanwars(Example: DnW vs VU)(DnW is a clan also that I joined few months ago) the purpose of clan is to make their names in the history of the game and make a powerful group together | a shoutbox is a choisable feature of the SMF forum, contact the creator of this forum to add it, there should be an update or a pack or something in the original SMF website.

DnW clan forum(it also contains a shoutbox!!): http://dnwclan.move.pk/
You'll find me as a trainee there ;)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: PANZER24 on November 12, 2017, 10:51 AM
Now I become a rookie due to the last clanwar, I was ranked up!!!!
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on November 20, 2017, 12:53 PM
Tonight, I’m going to hold an exceptional conference to talk about global warming.

Global warming didn't pause, and is carrying on at catastrophic levels, scientists warn

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A man on a rooftop looks at approaching flames as the Springs fire continues to grow on May 3, 2013 near Camarillo, California

There was never any “pause” in global warming, new data shows, and the world is warming at a pace that scientists warn will be catastrophic.
Gaps in the data about the world temperature led people to believe that climate wasn't heating as much as suggested. But that was wrong and global warming is progressing far faster than would be expected, the new research suggests.

That's according to scientists who returned to calculate global temperatures in the years 1998-2012. It's those years that many people claim were subject to a "global warming hiatus", where the pace of climate change appeared to slow.

But that idea was based on a mistake in the data used to calculate the temperature of the planet, the new research suggests. It builds on a range of research that shows that despite repeated claims global warming had stopped it is actually continuing at a catastrophic pace.
The idea of a hiatus had been helpful to climate change deniers and confounding to scientists, who couldn't understand why the world would stop warming even despite increased emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases. The solution is that the warming never happened, according to the new research carrried out by Xiangdong Zhang, an atmospheric scientist with UAF's International Arctic Research Center, who collaborated with colleagues at Tsinghua University in Beijing and Chinese agencies.
"We recalculated the average global temperatures from 1998-2012 and found that the rate of global warming had continued to rise at 0.112C per decade instead of slowing down to 0.05C per decade as previously thought," said Zhang who is also a professor with UAF's College of Natural Science and Mathematics.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: usmangujjar on November 25, 2017, 12:47 PM
I have made ultra-trimmed version of W7 32/64bit.
No updates, both are in one iso sized about 1.3gb,
Trying final tests, if i found working, i'll upload for forum users.
May be someone interested.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on November 25, 2017, 04:13 PM
I have made ultra-trimmed version of W7 32/64bit.
No updates, both are in one iso sized about 1.3gb,
Trying final tests, if i found working, i'll upload for forum users.
May be someone interested.

Well, why not, some users will likely be interested. Be aware that deleting elements in the winsxs folder will seriously hamper the ability to install updates.
That's why my latest versions were not "light". I was using the specialist harkaz's method, a program that you can find in my version of windows 7, called rebase (known as resetbase cmd in win 10) to trim down this folder, but it was breaking updates too.


I heard on the radio that Islamists tried to take control of Islambad by blockading roads, and I was actually thinking about you. Maybe you were taking to the streets amongst them, who knows?
For the past two weeks, hundreds of right-wing Islamists belonging to various religious parties have been protesting in Islamabad which has disrupted the capital’s life. The protesters have been demanding the resignation of the federal law minister over a recently omitted reference to the Prophet Muhammad in a constitutional bill. While the law minister has apologized by terming the constitutional amendment a “clerical mistake,” the protesters continue to insist that they will carry on the protest unless the minister resigns.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: usmangujjar on November 26, 2017, 11:33 AM
If we use "updates", how windows will remain lite? I said already i dont update windows until major changes come.
I dont have money to purchase rebase set for w7.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on November 26, 2017, 01:47 PM
If we use "updates", how windows will remain lite? I said already i dont update windows until major changes come.
I dont have money to purchase rebase set for w7.

Well, in windows xp or 7 , updates are integrated, therefore there is not a big difference between a version which is updated and another one which is not (besides winsxs which keeps ballooning, hence the interest in using rebase. If you use rt7lite to reduce an iso, then you should use an updated version, unless you don't mind using an old version (after all, if you don't use internet explorer, it may not be a problem not to have security fixes).
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Sobhana123 on February 05, 2018, 12:46 AM
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Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on April 03, 2018, 09:12 AM
Today, I’m going to hold an exceptional conference to talk about the discovery of the most distant star ever spotted.

Nicknamed Icarus, it is up to a million times brighter and about twice as hot as our sun.

(https://preview.ibb.co/bYGx6c/9612562_3x2_700x467.jpg)

Scientists announced on Monday 2 April they detected the most distant star ever observed: a blue supergiant located 9.3 billion light-years from Earth. This discovery was made thanks to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

It's officially called MACS J1149 + 2223 Lensed Star-1, but scientists have dubbed it Icarus.

Located in a distant spiral galaxy, it is at least 100 times farther than the other stars previously observed, except for objects, such as quasar consisting of a super-massive black hole or huge supernova explosions, which mark the death of certain stars. Older galaxies were spotted, but their individual stars were indistinguishable.

Scientists took advantage of a phenomenon called "gravitational lens" to spot the star. It involves the bending of light by very massive clusters of galaxies between the observer and the light source, which magnifies and makes visible distant celestial objects, which would otherwise be undetectable.

Scientists just found this star, but If usman or aa1234779 are looking at the stars to predict the future, they had probably already spotted this star.

"The part of the universe where we can see stars is very small, but this kind of quirk of nature allows us to see much larger volumes," said astronomer Patrick Kelly, of the university of Minnesota, lead author of the research published in the journal Nature Astronomy.
 "We will now be able to study in detail what the universe looked like - and especially how the stars evolved and what their nature is - almost to the early stages of the universe and the first generations of stars. "

Because its light has taken so long to reach Earth, watching this star is like going back in time, when the universe was less than a third of its current age. The Big Bang, which gave birth to the Universe, happened 13.8 billion years ago.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on April 05, 2018, 08:59 PM
Because its light has taken so long to reach Earth, watching this star is like going back in time, when the universe was less than a third of its current age. The Big Bang, which gave birth to the Universe, happened 13.8 billion years ago.

As you said, Hubble is looking far into the past. Most probably the star known as "Icarus" isn't there anymore, it probably went nova a long time ago. Must have been quite a bang.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: usmangujjar on April 21, 2018, 03:37 AM
Whats gone wrong with the forum? in news it says: we are online back.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on April 21, 2018, 10:24 PM
Whats gone wrong with the forum? in news it says: we are online back.

I'm not sure what you mean. The forum was down for a while because Maher was switching it to another server. It's been up for quite a while now.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on May 16, 2018, 05:17 PM
Ramadan Mubarak to everyone who celebrates it!

Ps, sorry for not being able to catchup to all the posts and such.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on May 16, 2018, 05:34 PM
Good to see you again. There are not so many posts lately though.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on May 18, 2018, 02:47 PM
Ramadan Mubarak to everyone who celebrates it!

Ps, sorry for not being able to catchup to all the posts and such.

Thank you for greeting us Muslims.. Very nice of you.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on May 21, 2018, 07:27 PM
Well, today I went to the Champs Elysees to take some photos for the users of the forum (especially aa1234779). When I looked at the photos after coming back, it was a catastrophe, they are blurry, and I noticed that I could only have 6mb pixels photos (instead of 16). The culprit is Android Oreo. I installed it on my samsung s6 and I regret that. If you also have an old smartphone, don't install it. And if you want to buy a new smartphone, don't buy it either.
Apparently, it's a well known issue: http://piunikaweb.com/2018/02/02/mi-a1-oreo-fiasco-continues-as-xiaomi-confirms-camera-issues/

photos here: https://ufile.io/fv8i7

Note: the first photo is in the 1st arrondissement (palais brogniart).
On the second photo, it's behind the petit palais, Avenue Dutuit, near the champs elysées (this is the only place where you can park your car "for free" in the vicinity. Well, it's not free in fact,  there are parking ticket machines, except it was a bank holiday today. And there are Vinci parkings a bit further, but its shareholders don't need my money). A man was sleeping on the ground. Was it mr baboon? Probably not. Maybe one of the 600 traders laid off by Goldman sachs in NY, who couldn't afford a McChicken in the nearby Mcdonald's.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on May 21, 2018, 08:55 PM
The photo of the Champs Elysees is officially my WhatsApp profile photo for the next couple of months.
They aren't bad, unless you zoom in there is no blurriness.
I have a xiaomi redmi 5 plus. The camera sucks already and oreo for it won't come out until the last quarter of 2018. Hopefully the issue will be solved by then.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on May 21, 2018, 09:04 PM
All this is sheer marketing. Why don't they keep old software when it's working? It's the same thing with windows 10. A few new features, but it's basically a rebranded windows 7.
Maybe you should compare with these photos: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2283.msg19884#msg19884
There is a difference.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on May 21, 2018, 09:24 PM
Yes, there is difference in quality no doubt. But still, the scenery is just amazing!
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on June 08, 2018, 07:47 PM
So where's everyone?

Y'all that aren't fasting Ramadan, where are you guys?

Ramdan Mubarak to everyone who celebrates it, where are you guys too?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on June 11, 2018, 03:16 PM
So where's everyone?

Y'all that aren't fasting Ramadan, where are you guys?

Ramdan Mubarak to everyone who celebrates it, where are you guys too?
gone? tired? It's hard to know. The forum is like a frozen work of art, there are still users browsing it, but nobody feels like spoiling it.


(https://image.ibb.co/jX2gDT/3040988.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 03, 2018, 03:46 PM
California is experiencing new devastating wildland fires. This could be due to climate change.
Here is an article about it: https://earther.com/the-explosive-county-fire-is-california-s-latest-climat-1827295582
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on July 04, 2018, 10:13 PM
California is experiencing new devastating wildland fires. This could be due to climate change.
Here is an article about it: https://earther.com/the-explosive-county-fire-is-california-s-latest-climat-1827295582

Wildfires in California have been happening as far back as I can remember, and almost always during the summer. There's plenty of wood to burn and very easy to start a fire, expecially in dry conditions.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 05, 2018, 06:06 PM
Yes that's true. But the question is simple: if there is a climate change, is it worsening the wildfires? And the answer is certainly yes.
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/what-megablazes-tell-us-about-the-fiery-future-of-climate-change-81547/


A few interesting articles:
If some users of the forum decide to meet somewhere in order to make a startup (look at my caption), and become as successful as Pablo Escobar, it seems The Philippines would not be a relevant choice.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/07/world/asia/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-drugs-killings.html?action=click&module=RelatedCoverage&pgtype=Article&region=Footer

Was Aboubakar Fofana a model citizen like his little friends?
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/984408/Nantes-riot-France-fires-Edouard-Philippe-police-Aboubakar-Fofana

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 09, 2018, 05:19 PM
Here is another interesting article...not optimistic for the future.

As World Busts Heat Records, Study Warns Global Warming Could Be Twice as Bad Climate Models Project
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/07/09/world-busts-heat-records-study-warns-global-warming-could-be-twice-bad-climate


Jancovici (graduated from polytechnic) answers your questions, in French, about climate change.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfWvfVElJug


(http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Global_Warming_Predictions_Map.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 15, 2018, 02:24 PM
Maybe some of you watched some football matches of the world cup. I'm not sure humbert, aa1234779 or Maher were interested since I don't think their teams were qualified. I can't remember the last time the US or Palestine won the final of the FIFA world cup. I watched the final only, and I must say I wasn't disappointed, there were several goals. France won but it's probably Croatia which deserved the victory.
When you have to watch a match for 90 minutes without a mere goal, it's an ordeal. I remember where I was 20 years ago for the previous victory of France. I wish I could go back to those days. In the mid 90's, on Saturday evenings, after culture pub on M6, I was watching the erotic movie when I could do it. There was nothing to see, only a few noises that would suggest that something was happening. But at this time it was impressive, and internet didn't exist yet.

If some of you want to watch culture pub, I selected those 2 clips (culture pub = a program to watch the best commercials).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkCsky81Ytg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62AE_hOQhYs

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 22, 2018, 11:16 AM
Tonight, I’m going to hold an exceptional conference about the unusual temperatures in UK, Sweden and Japan.


First and foremost, let’s begin with UK.
THE Met Office has released incredible satellite images comparing the UK from May to June, and the results are shocking.

(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/153/590x/UK-heatwave-992560.jpg?r=1532256934065)
UK heatwave: The left satellite image was taken in May, the right in July
The summer, on track to be on of the hottest on record, has brought unusually dry conditions.

An average of just 47mm of rain has fallen in the past two months, making it the driest start to summer since modern records began in 1961.

The lack of rainfall has prompted fears if a drought as reservoir levels begin to drop, resulting in hosepipe bans in some areas.

Parts of the UK have been ravaged by wildfires, including a huge blaze across Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester and the largest grass fire in the London Fire Brigade's history on Wanstead Flats, east London, last week.

Warm weather has gripped London recently. Temperatures across Britain have routinely soared above 86 degrees Fahrenheit
(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/07/20/world/20Sweden-fire2/merlin_140970507_4e3ad3af-a228-432c-90af-ebf3ed363526-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp)


Now let’s talk about Sweden. We used to think there was a harsh climate in Sweden, particularly in winter when the weather is very cold. But a heatwave in Sweden?
And yet, SWEDEN has called for emergency EU help as the country struggles to contain an out-of-control and unprecedented series of wildfires, following a heatwave that has baffled weather experts.

Sweden is struggling to contain more than 60 wildfires, which continue to ravage the country today, with one official claiming that the "entire country is at risk".
An unusual heatwave, which has caused the worst drought in the country since World War Two, has baffled meteorologists.

More than 20,000 hectares of forest is on fire in the Nordic country, with the wildfires even reaching Lapland in the Arctic Circle.
(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/78/590x/Sweden-991541.jpg?r=1532071210767)


As far as Japan is concerned, People across Japan have been urged to take precautions against a heatwave that has killed about 30 people.
Thousands more have sought hospital treatment for heat-related conditions over the past two weeks.

Temperatures reached 40.7C (105F) in central Japan earlier this week, a five-year nationwide peak.
(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/78/590x/Japan-weather-forecast-heatwave-992592.jpg?r=1532262711342)

In the city of Kyoto temperatures have stood above 38C (100.4F) for seven days in a row for the first time since records began in the 19th Century.
The heatwave is thought to be lasting until at least the end of the month, with temperatures soaring every day.

Soaring temperatures have also made some question the wisdom of staging the 2020 Tokyo Olympics during July and August, when temperatures often exceed 35C.
Experts have warned the risk of heatstroke in Tokyo has escalated in recent years, saying the Olympics are expected to take place in conditions when sports activities should normally be halted



Is it due to climate change or is it simply a temporary heatwave?
Maybe some attendees are eager to react and speak on the forum.



Maybe you will be interested in this video. A specialist is talking about what’s happening. In Spanish with French subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILwS5xbeRjA





Some good videos:

Alizée - Gourmandises
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvh-ieuM8yg

Billie Jean, with Trump performing as singer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9_ztVHAafk

Some excellent documentaries:

Karachi, Pakistan, the city where water is running out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWraEBec0Vg

Transgender, Muslim and banned in Malaysia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMCl0NkQ6Qg

Critically endangered: The plight of Cameroon's Great Apes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgk3suYIeB0
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 24, 2018, 05:47 AM
If you are currently in Ile de france, there is a pollution peak with the heatwave. And it's probably the same thing in other big towns.
Be cautious if you are doing sport.
(https://image.ibb.co/bQXyeT/pollution.png)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 24, 2018, 12:51 PM
Tonight, I’m going to hold a conference to talk about Pakistan.

Vasudev and shadow.97 probably know it’s a country situated in Asia, between India and Afghanistan.
It is the second biggest Muslim country in the world with 200 million people. If Pakistan is the second one, maybe some of you are wondering what is the first one.
It’s not Bangladesh. It’s not Egypt either. It’s Indonesia. But the population of Pakistan could reach 400 million people by 2050...and it could become the first Muslim country in the word.

Here is a map of Pakistan, to understand where it is located.
With my comments.
(https://image.ibb.co/mcCfTo/pakistan.png)

The introduction was only informative and the conference doesn’t deal with Islam.
Actually, tonight the conference can be titled: Is Pakistan entering another phase of instability ?

Elections will likely deliver either a weak coalition or unpopular majority

(https://image.ibb.co/chqQuT/https_s3_ap_northeast_1_amazonaws_com_psh_ex_ftnikkei_3937bb4_images_8_8_5_0_14900588_3_eng_GB_RTX6_CFSV.jpg)
Street poles are decorated with the flags and banners of political parties in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on July 23 ahead of a general election.


On July 25, Pakistanis will elect a parliament and provincial assemblies, only the second time in the country's 70-year history that an election occurs after the completion of the assemblies' full five-year term. However, despite that encouraging sign of greater stability, events preceding the elections have raised worrying questions about how durable the stability will be, and about the credibility of the vote itself.

Among the three parties who dominate the polls, the Justice (PTI) grouping led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is emerging as a favorite to form a government after the polls. Although Khan has political support among the masses, his real strength is his alleged backing from Pakistan's powerful security establishment.
Nawaz Sharif, three times prime minister of Pakistan, was Khan's leading opponent. However, he was disqualified by the Supreme Court in August 2016 as prime minister and in July this year he was convicted on corruption charges. Sharif, who used to head the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), is now serving a 10-year sentence in Pakistan's infamous prison of Adiyala. He alleged that the judiciary was used by the security establishment to remove him from the electoral battle and claimed that the country's powerful military establishment is clearing the way for Khan, its favored candidate.

Sharif is not the only one who is complaining of alleged injustice. Top legal minds in Pakistan have questioned the grounds on which Sharif was disqualified by the court. Sharif was found guilty of not revealing, in his election nomination forms, salary that he was owed by his son's company in the United Arab Emirates. The court decided this owed salary was an "undeclared asset" and disqualified Sharif for life from politics.

Last week, Justice Shoukat Aziz Siddiqui, a serving judge of Islamabad's High Court, alleged that Pakistan's powerful intelligence agency ISI is putting pressure on judges to secure judgments against Sharif. In response to Siddiqui's allegations, the chief spokesman of Pakistan's army has requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan's Supreme Court to investigate.
It is not only Sharif who is facing questionable verdicts from the judiciary but also some of his party members. On Saturday, Hanif Abbasi, a PML-N stalwart who was contesting elections in Rawalpindi, was sentenced to life imprisonment and disqualified. There were six other people charged with Abbasi in the case but all were acquitted. This decision by the lower judiciary was once again seen by some as partisan.

The treatment meted out to Sharif and his party workers has started to shift public opinion in his favor, at least in his support base of Punjab. Large numbers of people have appeared at the election rallies of PML-N, whereas Khan's PTI is sometimes facing problems pulling in the crowds in Punjab. Independent pre-election polls carried out in Pakistan show that both PTI and PML-N are neck and neck and the election is too close to call.

Alleged meddling in the election is not the only problem Pakistan is facing. The 2018 elections are proving to be the most violent in recent times. So far, three candidates have been killed in suicide bombings. In one of these attacks, 153 people were murdered by an Islamic State group suicide bomber who targeted an election rally in Mastung district near the Afghan border. Akram Durrani, former Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, survived two assassination attempts during his election campaign. There are concerns that more terrorist attacks may be carried out on Election Day.

If there is no tampering with ballots on the day of the polls, then analysts believe it is likely that a hung parliament may be the result. This will mean a coalition of multiple parties which will be weak and will struggle to take tough decisions.
A hung parliament will also threaten the pace at which the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key Belt and Road initiative, will develop. CPEC is a $62 billion Chinese-sponsored economic development plan for Pakistan which was backed by the PML-N from its inception in 2015. If the PML-N is forced out of power and there is a weak government in Pakistan, the CPEC is less likely to find favor.

Finally, if a PTI majority government comes to power amid allegations of election manipulation, the consequences could be very serious. There would be protests in central and northern Punjab, Sharif's support base and Pakistan's most populous areas. A PTI government elected amid questions of impropriety would struggle to last, generating more instability.
Pakistan's political stability depends in no small part on the fair and undisputed conduct of the elections being held on Wednesday.


Here are a few pictures of Pakistan.

Faisalabad
(https://image.ibb.co/eWabjT/Faisalabad.jpg)

Islamabad, with Faisal mosque and Centaurus mall
(https://image.ibb.co/dTXNPT/Faisal_Mosque_and_Centaurus_Mall.jpg)

Lahore's ancient walled city
(https://image.ibb.co/najfB8/Lahore.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 24, 2018, 02:27 PM
This is terrible news for the Femen organization.


Femen co-founder Oksana Chatchko committed suicide in Paris.
With three other activists, 31-year-old Oksana Chatchko founded the feminist movement, which became known for its topless actions in April 2008 in Ukraine.

(http://md1.libe.com/photo/1142993-la-cofondatrice-du-mouvement-et-ex-activiste-femen-oksana-chatchko-lors-d-une-manifestation-a-paris-.jpg?modified_at = 1532446620 & width = 960)

In the morning, Anna Goutsol, another co-founder of the movement also confirmed her death on her Facebook page, however, she remained cautious about the causes of the disappearance: "The bravest (...) Oksana Chatchko has passed away. With her family, we are in mourning and we are waiting for the official version of the police. For the moment, what we know is that (...) Oksana's body was found in her apartment in Montrouge (near Paris). According to her friends, she left a suicide letter. "

Exiled in France since 2013, the young woman left the organization and worked as a painter.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on July 25, 2018, 09:24 AM
This is terrible news for the Femen organization.


Femen co-founder Oksana Chatchko committed suicide in Paris.
With three other activists, 31-year-old Oksana Chatchko founded the feminist movement, which became known for its topless actions in April 2008 in Ukraine.

(http://md1.libe.com/photo/1142993-la-cofondatrice-du-mouvement-et-ex-activiste-femen-oksana-chatchko-lors-d-une-manifestation-a-paris-.jpg?modified_at = 1532446620 & width = 960)

In the morning, Anna Goutsol, another co-founder of the movement also confirmed her death on her Facebook page, however, she remained cautious about the causes of the disappearance: "The bravest (...) Oksana Chatchko has passed away. With her family, we are in mourning and we are waiting for the official version of the police. For the moment, what we know is that (...) Oksana's body was found in her apartment in Montrouge (near Paris). According to her friends, she left a suicide letter. "

Exiled in France since 2013, the young woman left the organization and worked as a painter.
That's sad news. Maybe some pressure lead to her death.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 25, 2018, 06:30 PM
That's sad news. Maybe some pressure lead to her death.
Their exposure of nudity is a form of violence, and violence leads to despair.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on July 25, 2018, 06:37 PM
In a previous message, aa1234779 showed he had been interested in the unbelievable prison escape of Redoine Faid (He might have been astonished because in his country of the Gulf, prisons are luxury hotels). That's why Redoine Faid made an appearance lately to say hello. Here is the article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/redoine-faid-escaped-gangster-spotted-car-with-explosives-north-paris/
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on August 04, 2018, 10:53 PM
Their exposure of nudity is a form of violence, and violence leads to despair.

Logic dictates nobody will pay any attention to the Femen protesters if they keep their clothes on. Interesting strategy.

On a similar note, I wouldn't be surprised if one day in the future a member of ***** Riot becomes Russia's first woman president.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on August 05, 2018, 03:14 AM
Although I completely disagree with the means that Femen activists  as a form of expressing outrage or protesting. Public nudity is offensive to the majority of civilized people. Yet that is not how Gene Sharp who is an authority on Non-violent struggle sees it. It is just a way among other ways of dissent.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on August 05, 2018, 10:59 PM
Public nudity is offensive to the majority of civilized people.

I disagree. There is nothing offensive about public nudity. Just like everything else, it has to be done in the right places. There are nudist beaches and other places just about everywhere, including here in the USA. Only people with religion-infested sexual repression see something bad in it.

That is it simply not practical to walk totally naked through [for example] the middle of Paris is another matter entirely, and it has nothing to do with being offensive. In New York, Toronto, and a few other cities it's perfectly legal for women to be topless in public. For very practical reasons they choose not to exercise that right.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on August 06, 2018, 03:08 PM
Tonight, we are going to see if sea food is allowed in Islam. For aa1234779, Maher or humbert, the answer to this question must seem pretty obvious.
For information in Chritianism, it's allowed to eat Jellyfish (oysters, shrimps...), and it's forbidden in Judaism. But for Islam, there is no single answer.
We are going to look at a map:
(https://image.ibb.co/kLQewK/Islamic_Sects_and_Madhhabs.png)

As you can see, in Sunni Islam there are 4 madhhabs (or "schools"). Hanbalism is the most rigorous rite of the four madhhabs.
Actually, it's allowed to eat sea food in Islam, except for the Hanafi school of thought. Hanafis consider fish to be the only sea life that is halal, and sea food isn't fish.
For the Shia, I think it's not allowed to eat sea food. And for the Muslims who are neither Sunni nor Shia (it seems there is another "sect" in Oman), I don't have the answer.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on August 06, 2018, 03:24 PM
Tonight, we are going to see if Jellyfish is allowed in Islam. For aa1234779, Maher or humbert, the answer to this question must seem pretty obvious.
For information in Chritianism, it's allowed to eat Jellyfish (oysters, shrimps...), and it's forbidden in Judaism. But for Islam, there is no single answer.
It's interesting that you're researching comparative religion & schools of Islamic jurisprudence. I've read more than a few of them and never seen the fatwa on Jellyfish!!!  ;D
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on August 06, 2018, 03:42 PM
It's interesting that you're researching comparative religion & schools of Islamic jurisprudence. I've read more than a few of them and never seen the fatwa on Jellyfish!!!  ;D
It seems you are in a conservative region and yet sea food is allowed. Note that I replaced the word Jellyfish with sea food. It seems I was mistaken. I was not talking about medusas.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on August 06, 2018, 10:57 PM
Leaders of just about any religion can classify seafood (or anything else) to however it best suits their purpose. During the colonial period in the Americas, the capybara was classified as a fish by the Pope and his cronies at the Vatican. This despite the fact that it's the world's largest rodent. Naturally this was done so they could eat it on Friday or during Lent.

Religious leaders of all persuasions act with impunity. Remember, they have God on their side.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on August 08, 2018, 05:57 PM
Leaders of just about any religion can classify seafood (or anything else) to however it best suits their purpose. During the colonial period in the Americas, the capybara was classified as a fish by the Pope and his cronies at the Vatican. This despite the fact that it's the world's largest rodent. Naturally this was done so they could eat it on Friday or during Lent.

Religious leaders of all persuasions act with impunity. Remember, they have God on their side.

So do leaders of the so-called "Free World" such as the US & EU &  Canada..

e.g. Your own country, whose people I admire by the way.
During the colonization of North America, the natives were considered worthless by all the invaders even after the Declaration of Independence. Until Abraham Lincoln became president, Africans were being kidnapped, enslaved, and abused. Then they were still segregated and without political rights until the 1960s and were still being enslaved by the same masters in low-paying jobs.

The problem with public nudity (exposing genitals & women's breasts) is that it offends people, whether majority or not, and most importantly children and teenagers. This has nothing to do with sexual repression, it's what I call sexual chaos. I prefer that I marry than commit adultery & raise my children in the purest environment possible and educate them in a way of having a strong personality in front of indecent temptations. Then I will set them free to discover the world.

Yet that environment doesn't exist. And so do the means to marry. $$$ + Better Income.

If all religious people as you say claim to be having God on their side, I believe that Secular Politicians are more blunt in considering mostly their own benefits and imposing the political party's views on the people through legislating absurd laws.
Hence, the supreme court endorsement of President Trump of a hardliner conservative after Justice Kennedy retired.
As to Muslim scholars, many live behind bars for long long years not because of inciting or committing violence or spreading extremism. They've spent their whole lifetime studying and researching sincerely to issue Fatwas (Religious rulings) that are in compliance with the evidence. They are behind bars because they are against oppression, corruption, injustice, nepotism, taxes, fines, and much much more. Their sincerity to knowledge and courage to announce what they believe to be true is something that pisses off authorities and the extremist secular gangs controlling the media. I agree with you that their are religious scholars in all faiths that that are innovating new religions and taking advantage of the positions and popularity of being a Godly man. It's unjust to stereo-type all religious scholars as thieves.

 (34) O you who have believed, indeed many of the scholars and the monks devour the wealth of people unjustly and avert [them] from the way of Allah. And those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah - give them tidings of a painful punishment.
(35) The Day when it will be heated in the fire of Hell and seared therewith will be their foreheads, their flanks, and their backs, [it will be said], "This is what you hoarded for yourselves, so taste what you used to hoard."

Surat Al-Tawbah
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on August 09, 2018, 10:17 PM
So do leaders of the so-called "Free World" such as the US & EU &  Canada..

I agree. But there's a big difference. The power of "free world" leaders is more limited than that of dictatorships, both secular and religious. For example, every night on TV I see shows about comedians saying horrible things about Trump. Trump cannot simply sign a decree to order these TV shows off the air. In true dictatorships no one would even dream of making fun of their leaders, let alone on TV. In no way does this imply that obtaining absolute power is impossible, it's just much more difficult.

e.g. Your own country, whose people I admire by the way.
During the colonization of North America, the natives were considered worthless by all the invaders even after the Declaration of Independence. Until Abraham Lincoln became president, Africans were being kidnapped, enslaved, and abused. Then they were still segregated and without political rights until the 1960s and were still being enslaved by the same masters in low-paying jobs.

I know. I learned all this in history class at school as well as historical documentaries available on TV. I can mention even more abuses of the constitution on the part of the US government than you've heard about.

The problem with public nudity (exposing genitals & women's breasts) is that it offends people, whether majority or not, and most importantly children and teenagers.

Only because they were taught as children that nudity is offensive and they, like many people, don't question their teachings. Both the penis and the finger are parts of the human body, they just exercise different functions. I personally have been to several nudist camps and beaches. You see all kinds of people there, including children. Men that are there don't even get erections and any kind of sexual behavior is strictly prohibited. I have yet to see someone become some sort of demented pervert due to simply having been there, regardless of age.

This has nothing to do with sexual repression, it's what I call sexual chaos. I prefer that I marry than commit adultery & raise my children in the purest environment possible and educate them in a way of having a strong personality in front of indecent temptations. Then I will set them free to discover the world.

Any sexual behavior between willing adult participants where nobody is getting hurt is strictly up to them. No one has the right to intervene or dictate that this sort of thing is "sinful" (or whatever word you prefer). If you prefer to have your sexuality in a more "conservative" way, you are certainly entitled to that without being dictated otherwise by anyone.

I firmly believe is that organized religion is nothing but a huge impediment to mankind. It has resulted in wars, brutal dictatorships, witch hunts and massive abuses of human rights, not to even mention every possible attempt to put the brakes on science or anything that interferes with their agenda. All you hear is "you are a sinner", you will "burn in hell" if you don't follow our rules - intimidation carried to the highest possible extremes. This is why I a total atheist. It is humans who create their gods, not the other way around -- and believe me, humans have created millions of gods (see http://www.godchecker.com (http://www.godchecker.com)). Naturally everybody thinks their religion is the right one and all others are wrong.

Oh, and indeed if there are such places as heaven and hell, I can only say this: if all these religionist fanatics of all persuasions are going to heaven, then leave me in hell. Infinity with these people is a far worse punishment.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on August 18, 2018, 02:35 PM
Note that there is a bug on the forum that has been preventing new registrations for several months. And yet, I’m aware that dozens of users are eager to sign up. If the forum is not fixed, allowing guests to register again finally, you can contact some administators here:
Maher: ma7erz@gmail.com
Humbert: humb20@yahoo.com
Vasudev: vasudev_goku10@hotmail.com
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on August 18, 2018, 10:55 PM
Note that there is a bug on the forum that has been preventing new registrations for several months. And yet, I’m aware that dozens of users are eager to sign up. If the forum is not fixed, allowing guests to register again finally, you can contact some administators here:

I think only Maher can fix this error. None of the moderators have that kind of access, at least I know I don't.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on October 31, 2018, 04:41 AM
Note that there is a bug on the forum that has been preventing new registrations for several months. And yet, I’m aware that dozens of users are eager to sign up. If the forum is not fixed, allowing guests to register again finally, you can contact some administators here:

I think only Maher can fix this error. None of the moderators have that kind of access, at least I know I don't.
Yeah you're right, only Maher have permission to change/modify that.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on December 15, 2018, 04:02 PM
The forum is empty and yet I'm sure some of you want to give some news, or register to post messages.
I remind you that you can send a message to maher at this address: ma7erz@gmail.com if you want to create an account.
For those who already have an account, I, humbert and Vasudev are waiting for you.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on December 15, 2018, 10:43 PM
I know what depression is all about. In fact I'm having a bout with it as we speak. It always get bad this time of year despite the fact that I don't celebrate holidays nor do I suffer from S.A.D. (depression due to more darkness during the winter months). All I can do is take some more Xanax and hope it goes away.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on December 16, 2018, 02:49 AM
In Winter in San Antonio, I guess you have more sun than here. I don't know what I'm going to do this year either.

Look at this: a grey, sad weather.
https://ibb.co/zHKHBjQ
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on December 20, 2018, 03:48 PM
I told you that my dad was very ill a few days ago. I talked to him by phone On Sunday and he could talk and understand. I saw him on Monday and he was still conscious. But his condition has considerably worsened ever since.
He currently has palliative care. Unless there is a miracle, the doctor told me it's over. The cancer is attacking his nervous system and he's less and less aware of what is going on. He didn't wake up today.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on December 20, 2018, 05:50 PM
I'm sorry to hear that. My prayers for him.
I haven't talked with my family since fleeing the country.
They're probably living in fear because of my actions even though they have nothing to do with it and don't agree with what I say on social media.
I've received many threats even to my family in DMs on twitter.
May Allah preserve our families in good health and safety.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on December 20, 2018, 09:27 PM
Scarface: I like cloudy-cold weather like the one in the picture. What I can't stand is cloudless days with bright sunshine. Mostly San Antonio is like that, but not always. While SA winters are not as cold as [for example] in Europe, at least they're colder than Miami.
this is a big plus, I've had the misfortune of living in tropical (or sub-tropical) areas most of my life.

My condolences on your father. Mine died 20 years ago of pancreatic cancer. My mother is also on her last leg, in fact I'm surprised she's not gone yet. It's all part of life - we come, we live, we go. At least I take comfort in that she had a full life.

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on December 22, 2018, 02:08 PM
A few days ago, I read that Egypt prohibited the sale of Yellow Jackets, fearing that the movement of protest in France might be spreading in Egypt.

I stumbled upon a photo, and some of you are probably wondering if Macron or Sissi have finally been overthrown by an angry crowd.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvCR7BWV4AAaC0_.jpg)
Actually, the scene took place in Angoulême, Charente, where several "yellow vests" participated yesterday in a staging in which a puppet wearing a mask with the effigy of Emmanuel Macron was beheaded. A staging of a trial of Emmanuel Macron was first held for fifteen minutes, during which the public called for a hanging. The scene ended with a death sentence.
A man embodying a masked executioner then decapitated the manikin with the ax, causing blood to spurt out. A co-organizer told the newspaper that it was beef blood. The manikin was then inflamed in a fire around which "yellow vests" danced while singing.


aa1234779 vs the monarchs of the Saudi regime?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv_yFvIqiQg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RaLEVmuM4o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiRfMC2YOMY
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on December 22, 2018, 09:46 PM
A few days ago, I read that Egypt prohibited the sale of Yellow Jackets, fearing that the movement of protest in France might be spreading in Egypt.

They could buy vests of any other color and paint them yellow. Looks like al-Sisi didn't foresee this thing happening.

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on December 23, 2018, 05:04 AM
aa1234779 vs the monarchs of the Saudi regime?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv_yFvIqiQg

@scarface: I wish!  ;D

I read your post and humbert's, intended to come back to reply, but yesterday was very busy on twitter.
Lujain Alhathlol's father confirmed what Amnesty/HRW had published that his daughter was tortured physically/psychologically, tased, sexually harassed, thrown in solitary for 4 months, and threatened with rape, death and being thrown in the sewers.
Even though I'm Islamic and she is a liberal feminist, none of what happened to her is acceptable to me or anyone else in the dissident movement. She is my sister in Islam/humanity.
The people got the hashtag #تعذيب_المعتقلات_جريمة which translates to (torturing female prisoners is a crime) trending at #3.
Government trolls who usually manipulate twitter took it down, and replaced it with similar hashtags (torturing animals is a crime, torturing mice is a crime) just sick!

I'll be back to answer, later tonight or tomorrow insha'Allah

Peace
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on December 31, 2018, 01:10 AM
I hope that the users of the forum are fine. You don't talk much...
Note that I deleted a few messages (only 5 or 6). The ones with my father for example.
There is a sad weather here, with lots of mist.
I saw that in the log. We're fine.
How was the holiday season?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on December 31, 2018, 07:52 AM
Well, this year there was no holiday season for me. Fortunately, some users like you are still there on the forum and I can talk with them.
I had taken some days off for December, I had planned to spend Christmas with my father and some cousins, but I had not expected it to happen like this.
Early November, I remember he was tired and had lost his appetite (but he could still walk or drive his car). But there was no reason to believe he was ill until he had a back pain.
Late November his condition got suddenly much worse and a doctor decided to put him in the hospital. He spent only 3 weeks there. Doctors found out he had an advanced non-small-cell lung cancer that had spread to the bones.
A ceremony for my father took place the day following Christmas.

Tonight I'll spend New Year's Eve alone. So maybe I'll post a few videos for the users of the forum.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on December 31, 2018, 05:15 PM
Happy New Year for the users of the forum.

(https://i.ibb.co/tPRgRTs/happy-new-year-2019-png-145039.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on December 31, 2018, 11:10 PM
Lujain Alhathlol's father confirmed what Amnesty/HRW had published that his daughter was tortured physically/psychologically, tased, sexually harassed, thrown in solitary for 4 months, and threatened with rape, death and being thrown in the sewers.
Even though I'm Islamic and she is a liberal feminist, none of what happened to her is acceptable to me or anyone else in the dissident movement. She is my sister in Islam/humanity.

I didn't know of this lady until I read your post. I googled and found her Wiki page, so I familiarized myself with her case.

The fact that you are Islamic has no bearing on your fine opinion of Lujain and her battle for freedom. I already knew that true Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance, you simply reaffirmed my belief. It doesn't matter what religion you follow. It would only matter if you were a false Muslim, such as a Wahabi or a member of Iran's Shi'a gang of thugs.

Next time you visit a mosque, ask Allah to intercede in her behalf and to support her cause and that of all freedom fighters.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on January 03, 2019, 03:37 PM
I didn't know of this lady until I read your post. I googled and found her Wiki page, so I familiarized myself with her case.

Read this which was just released by a trusted NGO.
https://twitter.com/ALQST_ORG/status/1080812877651603456

God help them.

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Next time you visit a mosque, ask Allah to intercede in her behalf and to support her cause and that of all freedom fighters.
I don't pray at mosques currently, but Muslims believe Allah can hear everything, especially sincere prayers, where ever a person is even if the words were not spoken.
My prayers are all with the men and women suffering at the hands of this evil regime and others around the world.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 03, 2019, 06:20 PM
I can't sleep. I don't care because I'm not working tomorrow. I was wondering where you have settled (I'm talking to aa1234779). If you have found a paradise, where you don't need to work and where the air is pure. If you don't want to answer, you can send a private message.

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on January 03, 2019, 08:49 PM
@scarface I got back to you in a PM

@humbert Don't miss the coming episode of 60 minutes, an interview will air with Egyptian dictator Elsissi (the sissy) that he requested to be shelved. I wonder who the minority is that is trying to force its beliefs on the majority?
https://twitter.com/60Minutes/status/1080916426402091008
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on January 04, 2019, 10:26 PM
In politics, everyone everywhere tries to force their beliefs on everyone else. No one is free from sin.

I'm horrified (but not surprise) at the brutal treatment that opponents of the Saudi Royal Family have to endure. I had been meaning to tell you: remember you said you supported Loujain's cause even though you're a Muslim? I firmly believe that in all this, Loujain is the Muslim, the Saudi Royal Family are the atheists. She fights for principles you say are stipulated in the Qu'ran. The Royal Family uses their warped version of Islam as a tool to keep themselves in power. This is clearly prohibited by the Qu'ran.

Note: I haven't read the Qu'ran. If my information is incorrect, please let me know.

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on January 05, 2019, 03:02 AM
In politics, everyone everywhere tries to force their beliefs on everyone else. No one is free from sin.
I didn't expect a generalization this big to come from you  ;D

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I'm horrified (but not surprise) at the brutal treatment that opponents of the Saudi Royal Family have to endure. I had been meaning to tell you: remember you said you supported Loujain's cause even though you're a Muslim? I firmly believe that in all this, Loujain is the Muslim, the Saudi Royal Family are the atheists.
I said I'm Islamic (or Islamist as some prefer to say) because I am a Muslim calling for reforms based on my Islamic views and understanding.
She is a liberal femenist, not an atheist as far as I know. Even if she were, or even a satanist for all I care, the mistreatment she got is unacceptable no matter the difference in opinion.
Just as Khashoggi was forced to divorce his wife and mother of his children, Fahad Al-Bitairi, Lujain's husband who was also imprisoned was forced to divorce her. True story.
I can't believe how crazy these power-hungry idiots got to be in the last few years.

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She fights for principles you say are stipulated in the Qu'ran. The Royal Family uses their warped version of Islam as a tool to keep themselves in power. This is clearly prohibited by the Qu'ran.

Note: I haven't read the Qu'ran. If my information is incorrect, please let me know.
I don't remember saying that.
The royal family & their scholars on the payroll who manipulate religion to be utilized as a means to make people obey or be imprisoned or killed if not, are at the opposite side of true Islam. This is the main point I focus on in my videos & writings, debunking Saudi Islam.
I don't know if Lujain is atheist, but you just dissed atheism big time by calling the royal family atheists  ;D
They are more Machiavellian utilitarians that will do anything for the power & money.

Peace
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on January 05, 2019, 09:05 PM
In politics, everyone everywhere tries to force their beliefs on everyone else. No one is free from sin.
I didn't expect a generalization this big to come from you  ;D

I was referring to politicians and politics in general. Even in a democracy, a party when elected will try to impose their policies on the country and the people. Naturally this has nothing to do with personal beliefs. I'm thinking my semantics were off.

I can't believe how crazy these power-hungry idiots got to be in the last few years.

Power is an end unto itself. Desire for power has no limit.

I don't know if Lujain is atheist, but you just dissed atheism big time by calling the royal family atheists  ;D

My point is that in fact the royal family doesn't really believe in any god. They believe in using their warped version of Islam to enslave the people of Arabia (removing the term "Saudi"). I too am not aware of Loujian's beliefs, but I bet anything they're closer to true Islam than that or the royal family. And of course as you already know, not all atheists are bad. :)

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 06, 2019, 08:04 AM
aa1234779 asked me if I was fine in a private message. Actually I'm a bit tired. The weather is cold in there. The snow has recovered the ground in Saint Etienne. It's probably not the case in Palestine. And I imagine Maher riding a dromedary in Qalqilya.
Here is another photo with my father, taken in July. At this time he was fine.
(https://i.ibb.co/y89yMXd/DSCN9263.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 07, 2019, 05:40 AM
Today, I found a disquieting article about Saudi Arabia. I guess aa1234779 may be interested.

A Saudi woman barricades herself into Bangkok hotel room, fearing she will be killed if deported.

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, was due to be repatriated on a Kuwait Airlines plane, KU412, at 11.15am local time, but the aircraft left without her after she barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and used her Twitter account to appeal in real time for international help and asylum.

Surachate Hakparn, Thailand’s immigration chief, initially told AFP that the 18-year-old was denied entry to the country when she flew in from Kuwait on Sunday.
"She had no further documents such as return ticket or money," he said, adding that Ms al-Qunun was currently in an airport hotel.
"She ran away from her family to avoid marriage and she is concerned she may be in trouble returning to Saudi Arabia. We sent officials to take care of her now," he said.
He added that Thai authorities had contacted the "Saudi Arabia embassy to coordinate".
But Ms al-Qunun disputed his account, saying that she was only in transit to seek asylum in Australia, where she claimed to have a visa, and was accosted by Saudi and Kuwaiti embassy representatives when she deplaned in Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport.
Her claims were backed by the Australian authorities who confirmed that she had a three month tourist visa, although her possession of the visa would not mean that Australia has any legal obligation to intervene.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on January 07, 2019, 07:56 PM
Remember we're going to call the country "Arabia" in order to remove the house of Saud from the country's name. I think if you called aa1234779 a Saudi citizen, he wouldn't appreciate it.  :)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 09, 2019, 09:29 AM
In Mecca it's 24 degrees C, but here in Saint Etienne it is snowing. I have my bonsais on the balcony. I hope they will survive. It's my father who used to take care of them.
I hope that the users are fine since we haven't seen them much in the last few days.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 11, 2019, 10:57 AM
aa1234779, humbert and the users of the forum are probably watching the clips and the videos available on the forum.
Don't forget that you can talk on the forum and bring your own contribution.

Note that a new, smaller repack of Dishonored 2 is being prepared.
I've also completed the latest version of windows 7 x64. If some users send me a mail, I'll upload it rapidly.

Maybe I'll hold a conference later.


Note that if you want to register on the forum you can contact Maher here: maher@outlook.com
you can also contact me via alfredd31@hotmail.com or humbert via humb20@yahoo.com
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 20, 2019, 04:37 AM
You probably heard of the yellow vests movement in France.
And I must tell you I went to see the yellow vests in Saint Etienne. It was a journey to the unknown. I saw a great social distress. But also brave people, who did not hesitate to sleep on a roundabout to defend their rights. Many of them had no job, they had been stripped of their dignity by the society.
(https://cdn-s-www.leprogres.fr/images/6b9a0547-55f8-46da-9011-6d64d4813c40/LPR_v1_02/photo-helene-jaffiol-1543245629.jpg)
200 years ago, most people were actually peasants, city dwellers were the exception. And with the end of oil in the next 10 or 20 years, there will be a return to the land. That will be a natural path for social reintegration for many. But nowadays, unfortunately, even if willed, you can't be a farmer anymore and live in dignity in France. Except for those who have valuable arable land like the grain farmers of the Beauce. Because in a industrialized and competitive system, they are not free to set their own prices.
For example, in Palestine, it's not the case. The EU can't dictate milk quotas over there. And smallholder farmers are able to live from their production, without subsidy.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 20, 2019, 03:19 PM
Today, I received a disquieting personal message. Apparently, a user of the forum is trying to post, to no avail. I don't know what to answer, since I can post without having to complete a captcha.
But I tried to register another account and I got the same message too.
I will send a message to the administrator if he doesn't read this message. Maybe it is due to tha fact that the forum is using an obsolete version of smf?

Here is the message of the user:

Hello Sir,
I am sorry to trouble you but I don't know what else to do. I am unable to post in any of the forums. I keep getting the following message after correctly completing the captcha.

"The letters you typed don't match the letters that were shown in the picture"

As you know, there are no letters to type there but only pictures to select correctly. Can you please help.

Thank you
Janet
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on January 21, 2019, 09:10 PM
200 years ago, most people were actually peasants, city dwellers were the exception. And with the end of oil in the next 10 or 20 years, there will be a return to the land.

End of oil in 10-20 years? Forget it! Indeed oil will end one day, but neither you nor I will be alive to see it. Here in San Antonio the price of gas continues at about 48¢/liter and shows no sign of increasing. In other American states it's higher due mostly to taxes and not to supply and demand. Venezuela has the largest proven untapped oil reserves, not to even mention reserves in other parts of the world.  I wish what you said was true. It's the only way progress will be made on alternative sources of energy. Right now this is simply not economically feasable - oil is too plentiful and too cheap.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on January 22, 2019, 12:07 PM
More than depletion of natural resources, I fear a "relapse in civilization", don't ask me what I know, what I expect, how or when.. I don't know much.. Yet is is my worst fear.. Because of what it will cost in the number of human lives and what it will bring out of humanity, its best and its worst too unfortunately..

Climate change or "natural" disaster whether you attribute it to human intervention in the environment, mother earth or the Creator.. It seems to me to be close, around the corner..
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 22, 2019, 12:53 PM
More than depletion of natural resources, I fear a "relapse in civilization", don't ask me what I know, what I expect, how or when.. I don't know much.. Yet is is my worst fear.. Because of what it will cost in the number of human lives and what it will bring out of humanity, its best and its worst too unfortunately..

Climate change or "natural" disaster whether you attribute it to human intervention in the environment, mother earth or the Creator.. It seems to me to be close, around the corner..

I'm pretty sure you can find  some Arabic videos with English subtitles about your relapse theory.
In the meantime, I hope you watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGt4XwBbCvA
What humbert doesn't say about Venezuela is that most of its oil resources are heavy oil, and it's not as profitable as Saudi Arabia's oil.
https://blog.politicsmeanspolitics.com/if-venezuela-has-more-oil-than-saudi-arabia-why-cant-it-feed-its-own-citizens-a98dc9636ed6
Venezuela's Oil Reserves Are Probably Vastly Overstated
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2016/07/01/venezuelas-oil-reserves-are-probably-vastly-overstated/#72d701a84497
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on January 22, 2019, 02:00 PM
I'm pretty sure you can find  some Arabic videos with English subtitles about your relapse theory.
Nah, unfortunately, the only thing close that I might find on the subject is minor & major "Signs of the Hour".. Nothing specific on what I'm talking about..
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 23, 2019, 01:52 PM
Note that I sent a message to Maher asking "are you still alive? If you are dead, a reply would nonetheless be useful"
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 24, 2019, 05:06 PM
I guess that humbert has no news of the administrator of the forum either. In one month, I will call the town hall of his residence to know if he's not in the obituaries. I will keep you posted.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on January 26, 2019, 09:36 PM
I guess that humbert has no news of the administrator of the forum either. In one month, I will call the town hall of his residence to know if he's not in the obituaries. I will keep you posted.

I assume you're talking about Maher. I haven't heard from him in a while either. Still, somebody is paying for hosting the web site and I can only assume it's him.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on February 08, 2019, 02:33 PM
I guess that humbert has no news of the administrator of the forum either. In one month, I will call the town hall of his residence to know if he's not in the obituaries. I will keep you posted.

I assume you're talking about Maher. I haven't heard from him in a while either. Still, somebody is paying for hosting the web site and I can only assume it's him.

Sometimes i'm thinking that the site is down. For me, it's like a 1 in 5 chance that i actually manage to enter the forum when i type in the link. Often it loads for 20+ seconds.

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on April 11, 2019, 11:41 AM
Well, I deleted an old topic of mine too, but I put the message again here. Despite 999 views, nobody answered.
In the meantime, maybe you can try to solve this little riddle.

Imagine that the forum is a maze, there are one thousand doors, and one thousand slaves on the forum. The doors are numbered from 1 to 1000. Since too many users want to register to the forum, Maher ,the master of the game, has to make sure that as few doors as possible stay open, while a few doors must be left open for the nice users.
Maher asks the first slave to open every door. Then, he has the second slave close every second door. The third slave goes to every third door and if it is closed, he has to open it, and if it is open, he has to close it. The fourth slave of the forum does this to every fourth door, and so on. After the operation is completed with the thousandth slave, how many doors are open?

25?
29?
31?
99?
125?

You can log on to the forum and tell us if you found the answer.

(https://i.ibb.co/qF8kNqr/9-Thinking.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on April 12, 2019, 03:04 PM
Thanks to scarface & everyone else for their efforts in maintaining the forum, it's truly appreciated.
We all miss Maher & Ahmed & all the ones absent for a long time now.
We wish to hear from you guys that you are all ok.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on April 16, 2019, 04:45 PM
Note that a mini offline version of the forum is going to be available (zipped, only 1.43Gb)
Link: https://mega.nz/#!1YUxAChK!f9l-Tq7aF2L8wjTmtM41TK6_KY4ZP2V6jXPXcBOsIbk

In case some image hosting sites are down or if there is no more internet in the world, at least you'll have a copy of the forum. If there is no more electricity, it won't work though. Note that I didn't only delete images, I updated some old messages of Ahmad, Fuj, iih, shadow.97, Daniil and a few other users...that had lost their pictures in their messages. At least if I had a copy of these pictures. Some pictures on imageshack or postimage were certainly deleted several years ago. They should feel lucky.

Note that I was thinking that further cleanup might be necessary, with my own messages for example.
by way of illustration in the game topic, let's take the message about the repack of Quantum Break. Well, unlike the other repacks that are normally quite reliable, this repack doesn't work very well, and 2 times out of 3 the installer is crashing. What's more I didn't find any bink 2 encoder that could be used to further reduce videos. And yet with a size of 23 Gb, it was a "small" repack.
Actually, the first few minutes of the game are rather interesting, when Jack is meeting Paul Serene at Riverport (then the time travel experiment goes wrong). Then the game is a bit more boring.
In fact, I think that only the beginning and the end of the game should be kept. But I don't have the skills for such modifications. And with a size of 66Gb, this game is a kind of burden for a hdd. Therefore If this message is not essential I'll delete it too.
In the clip topic, some messages are outdated too, and some contain broken links. You can send me pms if some messages seem useless.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: usmangujjar on April 23, 2019, 12:41 PM
Thanks to scraface.
Some user should have the complete copy of forum. In case wo lost or something happened bad, this vesion may help to make forum online again.
Many users including Administrator already not available on the forum.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on April 23, 2019, 12:49 PM
Important
Note 1
I deleted a few messages in the topic best clips (only mine). I worked for several hours to choose the best clips, and put them in 2 posts (The cleanup of this topic is not over though). You can find the best clips in the first few messages of the topic:
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1020.0

Note 2
Apparently Fuj deleted his messages, maybe he was angry at the cleanup of the forum. He might recognize that we have a clean forum now. Fortunately, his messages are not lost, they can be restored. If you want them back, you can post a message.

Note 3
I made a smaller repack for the latest edition of Dishonored 2 (1gb smaller than the current repack - 17.8 Gb vs 18.8 Gb but it is the same content), unfortunately I have no more space on mega. I was afraid that using srep 3.93 might cause memory leaks, but this repack is just fine, I tested it several times. Maybe I'll remove a few movies on the forum (not the good ones) or some series and I'll reupload some of them somewhere else. In the meantime, if some mega links are broken on the forum, just wait.

Note 4
For those who want news concerning Maher, I learnt that he's fine.

Note 5
Note that it was my birthday a few days ago. Maybe humbert remembers the photos of the big couscous on the forum. Actually, one year ago I went to a restaurant with my father, 24 rue Damremont in Paris to eat a good couscous. That's why I wanted to eat another couscous for my birthday.
(https://i.postimg.cc/V6HfQf3t/gazelle.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: usmangujjar on April 23, 2019, 12:53 PM
Happy BirthDay scarface.
Waiting to see Maher again, as you said.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on April 23, 2019, 01:10 PM
Note that a mini offline version of the forum is going to be available (zipped, only 1.58Gb)
Link: https://mega.nz/#!5Q9UmSKC!prwdrqDezO4IdBRPX8X5T4DOOkwQB_MX-g4yXRoAiY8

In case some image hosting sites are down or if there is no more internet in the world, at least you'll have a copy of the forum. If there is no more electricity, it won't work though. Note that I didn't only delete images, I updated some old messages of Ahmad, Fuj, iih, shadow.97, Daniil and a few other users...that had lost their pictures in their messages. At least if I had a copy of these pictures. Some pictures on imageshack or postimage were certainly deleted several years ago. They should feel lucky.

Note that I was thinking that further cleanup might be necessary, with my own messages for example.
by way of illustration in the game topic, let's take the message about the repack of Quantum Break. Well, unlike the other repacks that are normally quite reliable, this repack doesn't work very well, and 2 times out of 3 the installer is crashing. What's more I didn't find any bink 2 encoder that could be used to further reduce videos. And yet with a size of 23 Gb, it was a "small" repack.
Actually, the first few minutes of the game are rather interesting, when Jack is meeting Paul Serene at Riverport (then the time travel experiment goes wrong). Then the game is a bit more boring.
In fact, I think that only the beginning and the end of the game should be kept. But I don't have the skills for such modifications. And with a size of 66Gb, this game is a kind of burden for a hdd. Therefore If this message is not essential I'll delete it too.
In the clip topic, some messages are outdated too, and some contain broken links. You can send me pms if some messages seem useless.
Well, how did you do that? Is it just like internet archive?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on April 23, 2019, 01:12 PM
Happy BirthDay scarface.
Waiting to see Maher again, as you said.
Its been a long time since you visited the forums.
Important
Note 1
I deleted a few messages in the topic best clips (only mine). I worked for several hours to choose the best clips, and put them in 2 posts (The cleanup of this topic is not over though). You can find the best clips in the first few messages of the topic:
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1020.0

Note 2
Apparently Fuj deleted his messages, maybe he was angry at the cleanup of the forum. He might recognize that we have a clean forum now. Fortunately, his messages are not lost, they can be restored. If you want them back, you can post a message.

Note 3
I made a smaller repack for the latest edition of Dishonored 2 (1gb smaller than the current repack - 17.8 Gb vs 18.8 Gb but it is the same content), unfortunately I have no more space on mega. I was afraid that using srep 3.93 might cause memory leaks, but this repack is just fine, I tested it several times. Maybe I'll remove a few movies on the forum (not the good ones) or some series and I'll reupload some of them somewhere else. In the meantime, if some mega links are broken on the forum, just wait.

Note 4
For those who want news concerning Maher, I learnt that he's fine.

Note 5
Note that it was my birthday a few days ago. Maybe humbert remembers the photos of the big couscous on the forum. Actually, one year ago I went to a restaurant with my father, 24 rue Damremont in Paris to eat a good couscous. That's why I wanted to eat another couscous for my birthday.
(https://i.postimg.cc/V6HfQf3t/gazelle.jpg)
Belated Happy Birthday.. I usually forget my birthdays yeah always.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on April 23, 2019, 01:17 PM
Thanks usman.
I'm 36 and unfortunately I didn't stop aging at 25. I wish I could. I don't know how much time left I have, but if I don't live more than my father, it means I've already done more than half.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnGHQokMhZ0
As for Maher, well, I don't know if we are going to see him any time soon.
After all we are quite lucky here. We have a forum for us. No insults, no angry users, no stupid questions. At first I was thinking it was a bug, but If Maher closed the registrations, it's probably because he didn't want to to look after the forum any more.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on April 23, 2019, 01:32 PM
Well, how did you do that? Is it just like internet archive?
Actually I began to make copies of the forum in 2017, because I didn't know if the forum was going to "survive", and because I noticed that some picture hosting sites were regularly closing too. I've been right to do this since hostingpics.net closed in 2018 and I've been able to update most messages in the photos topic (including some photos of Daniil or usmangujjar btw). Even if I have a copy of my own photos, I don't know which photo is present in each message...
At this time I wasn't updating messages though, I just wanted a copy in case everything would be lost. My first copy dates back to April 2017. That's also why I deleted some old messages of "the nawab" or "bladeshark" about old software (they were not only outdated, the images they contained were definitely lost).
When I made a new copy a few months ago I had hundreds of errors in the log of winhttrack, the piece of software I'm using to "absorb" the forum (it's not important, it just means there were hundreds, or even thousands of broken links (after 900 errors no more errors or warnings are logged I think). (It displays errors even for the broken link of the avatar picture of usman). Knowing that it would be too hard to update all the forum,I took the decision (alone) to delete the outdated messages of the forum (concerning xp, firefox...), even if I updated some old tutorials - I updated a tutorial of usman (this one: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=2420.msg17350#msg17350) which had a dozen pictures with broken links and it took a long time.
Well, I know that a lot of messages were deleted, but the forum was looking like the Spanish inn (The choice of the message to delete was difficult, I tried to choose the oldest ones, containing broken links/outdated contents, and written by users who are not coming any longer). Roughly 4000 messages were deleted. The biggest contributors were humbert (because he was answering a lot), me (because I deleted some useless messages in some topics -since usman deleted his messages I removed some answers too) , iih (because he used to post a lot of messages about common programs that were not updated any more), bladeshared, the nawab...In this cleanup, it seems that Fuj was a collateral victim, since some of his messages were deleted, about 50 messages, but he still had 377 messages on the forum. (when a 5-year-old topic is deleted, even if it features an answer of the king of Morocco, it is deleted too). He still has 377 message in the bin, but I doubt he wants them to be restored. Let's wait for an answer.
PS: note that some messages initiated by Maher and humbert were preserved, like "windows xp support" "looking for windows xp sp3 serial?" or "windows 8 support" even if they seem outdated too...
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on April 23, 2019, 06:57 PM
To usman: it's a good decision to come back to the forum.
Since there are no new users on the forum, It's important to keep the most interesting and reliable users. I was thinking you had disappeared. I just checked, you had not posted messages since April 2018. In the meantime maybe you improved your English skills. You should take Vasudev as a role model. You know, if you came here, you would speak English better than 90% of the people.
I wanted to ask you 2 things: First and foremost, maybe you could update your avatar (the previous one is available here: https://i.ibb.co/FsqcTGc/rrnxp53f17.gif
I also stumbled upon one of your topics, which seems a bit outdated: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1623.10
I mean some messages are interesting, others contain dead links, or links for old programs. I'm pretty sure that this topic could be more interesting with a few updated messages (Unfortunately iih's messages are obsolete too... I don't know if you have news of little iih. Is he still in Indonesia? I'm not expecting him to come back soon anyway...).
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: usmangujjar on April 23, 2019, 08:40 PM
I think Giveaway topic may be deleted.
And I will try to post something interesting.
ih is still in Indonesia and active on other forums.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on April 23, 2019, 11:37 PM
To usman: it's a good decision to come back to the forum.
Since there are no new users on the forum, It's important to keep the most interesting and reliable users. I was thinking you had disappeared. I just checked, you had not posted messages since April 2018. In the meantime maybe you improved your English skills. You should take Vasudev as a role model. You know, if you came here, you would speak English better than 90% of the people.
I wanted to ask you 2 things: First and foremost, maybe you could update your avatar (the previous one is available here: https://i.ibb.co/FsqcTGc/rrnxp53f17.gif
I also stumbled upon one of your topics, which seems a bit outdated: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1623.10
I mean some messages are interesting, others contain dead links, or links for old programs. I'm pretty sure that this topic could be more interesting with a few updated messages (Unfortunately iih's messages are obsolete too... I don't know if you have news of little iih. Is he still in Indonesia? I'm not expecting him to come back soon anyway...).
Taking me as role-model will be a disaster. Haha...
I think Giveaway topic may be deleted.
And I will try to post something interesting.
ih is still in Indonesia and active on other forums.
Well, you can post ICC world cup stats. I have a hunch that a new team will win the cup this year.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on April 24, 2019, 04:34 AM
In the meantime maybe you improved your English skills. You should take Vasudev as a role model. You know, if you came here, you would speak English better than 90% of the people.
Taking me as role-model will be a disaster. Haha...
You speak English very well and I'm pretty sure that many Indians only understand their local dialects.
English is not necessarily understood everywhere in the world.
In 2000, I remember I went to Spain (I spent one day in Benidorm, and then almost 2 weeks in Alicante). In Benidorm it was hot and I went swimming. Huge crowds of tourists have flocked to Benidorm, and it was already overcrowded at this time. 30 years earlier, it was a small, old-fashioned fishing village. In Alicante I remember that it was hot too. There, I read the book The Red and the Black, written by Stendhal. One day in the streets, I was looking for stamps, and I asked a few locals if they knew where I could find stamps (I didn't remember the Spanish word for stamp). It was as if I was speaking an unknown language. Nobody knew what a stamp was. I came to the conclusion that it's better to speak Spanish in Spain.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on April 24, 2019, 07:24 AM
In the meantime maybe you improved your English skills. You should take Vasudev as a role model. You know, if you came here, you would speak English better than 90% of the people.
Taking me as role-model will be a disaster. Haha...
You speak English very well and I'm pretty sure that many Indians only understand their local dialects.
English is not necessarily understood everywhere in the world.
In 2000, I remember I went to Spain (I spent one day in Benidorm, and then almost 2 weeks in Alicante). In Benidorm it was hot and I went swimming. Huge crowds of tourists have flocked to Benidorm, and it was already overcrowded at this time. 30 years earlier, it was a small, old-fashioned fishing village. In Alicante I remember that it was hot too. There, I read the book The Red and the Black, written by Stendhal. One day in the streets, I was looking for stamps, and I asked a few locals if they knew where I could find stamps (I didn't remember the Spanish word for stamp). It was as if I was speaking an unknown language. Nobody knew what a stamp was. I came to the conclusion that it's better to speak Spanish in Spain.
My English was really bad and coming here improved it at a hefty quality. Indians can understand English a little bit because of Smartphones and Google translate but requires fluency. Also, people around different region pronounce same words quite differently so that can confuse newcomers but its manageable.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on April 24, 2019, 08:54 AM
Indians can understand English a little bit because of Smartphones and Google translate but requires fluency. Also, people around different region pronounce same words quite differently so that can confuse newcomers but its manageable.
Who requires Fluency? Google translate? did you mean "but it requires"? if you are talking about the Indians, they need fluency. At least in this case I'm pretty sure that the word require can't be used if the Indians are the subject of the sentence (I can explain why).

In this video, we can see a man who goes to the hairdresser in India. And visibly the hairdresser can speak English very well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYf8Nol-BC4
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on April 24, 2019, 03:36 PM
Yesterday we have seen that we had a little party on the forum for my birthday with Vasudev and little Usmangujjar.
And today I invited an old friend and we ate a paella with an excellent red wine, a Saint Chinian.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on April 24, 2019, 08:53 PM
Scarface -> Happy 36th bday. I don't have birthdays. I've had too many and decided not one more  :)  Spanish in Spain? Depends what region you're in. Spanish (Castillian) is not the first language in Barcelona, Galicia and the Basque country.

Vasu -> From what I've been hearing, anybody who is anybody in India speaks English, and it's a link language considering your country is home to many languages and dialects. I even heard that some time ago the government decided to phase English out since it was considered a colonialist language. It didn't work and they had to backtrack.

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on April 25, 2019, 08:05 AM
Scarface -> Happy 36th bday. I don't have birthdays. I've had too many and decided not one more  :)  Spanish in Spain? Depends what region you're in. Spanish (Castillian) is not the first language in Barcelona, Galicia and the Basque country.

Vasu -> From what I've been hearing, anybody who is anybody in India speaks English, and it's a link language considering your country is home to many languages and dialects. I even heard that some time ago the government decided to phase English out since it was considered a colonialist language. It didn't work and they had to backtrack.
There were some schools which banned English but eventually English was mainstream and all schools needed more English teachers there on.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on April 25, 2019, 01:03 PM
Note that a mini offline version of the forum is going to be available (zipped, only 1.58Gb)
Link: https://mega.nz/#!5Q9UmSKC!prwdrqDezO4IdBRPX8X5T4DOOkwQB_MX-g4yXRoAiY8

Archived it on my server.
The loading speed of it is amazing compared to the forum :p
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on April 25, 2019, 06:40 PM
Note that a mini offline version of the forum is going to be available (zipped, only 1.58Gb)
Link: https://mega.nz/#!5Q9UmSKC!prwdrqDezO4IdBRPX8X5T4DOOkwQB_MX-g4yXRoAiY8

Archived it on my server.
The loading speed of it is amazing compared to the forum :p
Of course. But if you have a fiber optic connection you may not see a real difference (even with the messages containing some big photos).
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on April 27, 2019, 01:30 AM
Note that a mini offline version of the forum is going to be available (zipped, only 1.58Gb)
Link: https://mega.nz/#!5Q9UmSKC!prwdrqDezO4IdBRPX8X5T4DOOkwQB_MX-g4yXRoAiY8

Archived it on my server.
The loading speed of it is amazing compared to the forum :p
Of course. But if you have a fiber optic connection you may not see a real difference (even with the messages containing some big photos).
The site this is hosted on causes delays for me, and currently sitting on 240/24 cable. Back to sweden for 14 days starting monday.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on May 05, 2019, 05:09 PM
Note that a newer version (dated 2 May instead of 16 April) of the forum is being uploaded, the link in this message will be updated: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=9764.msg30256#msg30256
-compressed with 7zip (200mb smaller).
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on May 10, 2019, 04:14 PM
To the moderators: it's not possible to login from the front page, it seems it's a bug of smf 2.014...
But it's possible by using another address. I sent it to Vasudev.
In the meantime, some help is needed to clean the forum.
As for the bot problems, it seems the captcha system was broken years ago and it's not efficient any more.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on May 10, 2019, 09:32 PM
I texted Maher this morning and brought the "attack by bots" problem to his attention. He immediately deleted all bot topics, banned their accounts and closed all new user registrations. I'm not sure what he plans to do regarding new user applications. I'm thinking he might ask them to write a brief message explaining why they want access - or something.

The important thing is that for now there'll be no more bots, unless one of our current users goes rogue.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on May 11, 2019, 06:01 AM
To the moderators: it's not possible to login from the front page, it seems it's a bug of smf 2.014...
But it's possible by using another address. I sent it to Vasudev.
In the meantime, some help is needed to clean the forum.
As for the bot problems, it seems the captcha system was broken years ago and it's not efficient any more.
Should we post new link here?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on May 11, 2019, 09:28 AM
why not. Let's see what happens.
The new login page:
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?action=login
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on May 14, 2019, 03:22 PM
Some users like aa1234779 are wondering how to log into the forum.
Here is the new url to use: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?action=login
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: aa1234779 on May 14, 2019, 09:33 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on May 25, 2019, 01:33 PM
Tonight, I'm going to hold a conference about the protests that took place yesterday.

Yesterday, students around the world skipped school to protest and demand action on climate change.

This photo was taken in Saint Etienne.
(https://cdn-s-www.leprogres.fr/images/70D946B1-5980-4FA5-9C1E-18A1E0018196/LPR_v1_02/photo-jeremy-pain-1558698146.jpg)

Students in scores of countries around the world skipped school on Friday to stage protests against governmental inaction on climate change and to demand that world leaders address the issue immediately.

The coordinated action follows one in March, in which an estimated 1.6 million students from 125 countries protested instead of going to school. It was the latest event in a movement called Fridays for Future, in which young people periodically take action on climate change.

The movement was sparked by a Swedish teenage activist named Greta Thunberg, who in 2018 led a solo protest in front of the Swedish parliament with a sign saying “School strike for the climate.” Pictures she posted on her social media accounts went viral, and the movement was born.

The protest Friday coincided with current voting for the European Union’s assembly, which ends Sunday and is expected to show growing support for environmentally minded political parties. Mainstream parties have in this election cycle seized on climate change policies as a key issue, in part a reaction to the student protests.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on June 07, 2019, 06:00 AM
For those who want to watch the match Federer Nadal in roland Garros, here is a link (you have to remove the ads)...

http://live.harleyquinnwidget.net/streamvideo12/roland-garros-2019-vs-eurosport-1-2-live-stream-4934716.html

(https://sf2.sport365.fr/wp-content/uploads/se/2019/05/roland-garros-illustration-balle-750x410.jpg)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on June 10, 2019, 05:29 AM
Imagine my surprise this morning when I discovered the new Layout of the forum. The plus: you can login on the frontpage. The downside: It looks more austere. What looked like a clear sky disappeared.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on June 10, 2019, 06:49 AM
What happened to the forum? I did see Maher early morning today but soon after site was down.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on June 10, 2019, 09:17 PM
I wonder if it was Maher who redesigned the forum's layout or if it was some sort of software "upgrade". I prefer the old layout. I guess we'll just have to get used to this one for now.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on June 11, 2019, 05:54 PM
 I couldn't even find the reply button :D

But honestly, the site really needed this update.
Hope to see a dark mode. Havn't investigated yet though.


Also, quite a funny bug, if you drag your windows to cover half the screen, everything becomes MASSIVE. Profile pictures covering the entire page and such
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on June 11, 2019, 06:19 PM
I couldn't even find the reply button :D
But honestly, the site really needed this update.
Hope to see a dark mode. Havn't investigated yet though.

Also, quite a funny bug, if you drag your windows to cover half the screen, everything becomes MASSIVE. Profile pictures covering the entire page and such
It's seems it now fits better a smartphone screen. But on a laptop screen, there are weird stuff happening indeed, avatars are becoming huge if the window is resized.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 07, 2019, 06:43 AM
Today, I’m going to hold a conference to talk about Assad’s hollow victory.

(https://i.ibb.co/3sZkM1J/20190907-LDD001-0.jpg)


Bashar al-Assad is on the verge of retaking Idlib province, the last rebel stronghold. But that will not end the chaos he has wrought at home and abroad

"Assad or we burn the country.” For years Bashar al-Assad’s troops have daubed that phrase onto walls in the towns they recapture. The insurgents pushed the dictator to the brink. But Mr Assad shrugged off the empty threats of Western leaders, and enlisted the help of Iran and Russia. True to his slogan, he destroyed whole cities and gassed and starved his own people. What rebels remain are holed up in Idlib province. It, too, will soon fall. Against all the odds, the monster has won.
Yet it is a hollow victory. Far from bringing order to the country, as the Russians and Iranians claim, Mr Assad has displaced half the population. Mr Assad has nothing good to offer his people. His country will be wretched and divided. The consequences will be felt far beyond its borders.
The precise moment of Mr Assad’s triumph will be determined in Idlib. About 3m people live there, many of whom fled fighting elsewhere. The area is controlled by the hardest-core rebels, jihadists linked to al-Qaeda, who will not go quietly. That, too, is a legacy of Mr Assad’s ruthlessness. He released hundreds of jihadists from prison in 2011, hoping that they would taint the once-peaceful, multi-confessional uprising. Now the regime is bombing them, along with civilians and hospitals. The offensive will take time—and it will be bloody.
When the fighting stops, the tensions that originally threatened the regime will remain—but they will be worse than ever. Start with religion. Mr Assad’s father, Hafez, a member of the Alawite minority, clung to power partly by holding the line between the country’s faiths. His son, though, painted his Sunni opponents as fundamentalists as a way of rallying Christians, Druze and secular-minded Syrians to his side. Millions of Sunnis have fled the country, creating what Mr Assad calls “a healthier and more homogeneous society”, but millions remain. They have seen their homes looted, property confiscated and districts overrun by Assad supporters. Resentful, fearful and oppressed, they will be a source of opposition to the regime.

Next are Syrians’ grievances. Back in 2011 corruption, poverty and social inequality united the uprising. Things have only got worse. Syria’s GDP is one-third of what it was before the war. The UN reckons that more than eight in ten people are poor. Much of the country lies in ruins. But the government’s plans to rebuild Syria risk tearing it further apart. Reconstruction will cost between $250bn and $400bn, but Mr Assad has neither the money nor the manpower to carry it out. So he has focused resources on areas that remained loyal. The Sunni slums that did not are being demolished and redeveloped for his bourgeois supporters. His cronies reap the profits, as the country’s class and religious fault lines grow wider.

Then there is Mr Assad’s cruelty. Hafez kept Syria in check with a brutal secret police and occasional campaigns of murderous violence. His son, in danger of losing power, has tortured and killed at least 14,000 people in the regime’s sprawling network of clandestine prisons, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, an NGO. Nearly 128,000 people are thought to remain in the dungeons, though many are probably dead. Even as the war nears its end, the pace of executions is increasing. Almost every Syrian has lost someone close to them in the war. Psychologists speak ominously of a breakdown in society.

Last is Mr Assad’s debt to Iran and Russia. He owes his victory to their supply of firepower, advice and money and their willingness to back a pariah. They will expect to be paid, with interest.
For Syrians, therefore, Mr Assad’s victory is a catastrophe. But his opponents are exhausted so, in spite of his weaknesses, he could yet cling to power for years. And for as long as he is in charge, Syria’s misery will spread across the region.

The war has already drawn in a handful of outside powers, but the chaos could grow. Iran treats Syria as a second front against Israel to complement Hizbullah, its proxy in Lebanon. Israel has launched hundreds of air strikes on Iranian positions during the war. One in August prevented Iranian and Hizbullah operatives from attacking Israel with armed drones, the Israeli army says. Turkey, which has troops in the north, is threatening to launch an offensive against Kurdish forces, whom it considers terrorists, near its border. That could lead to a face-off with America, which supports the Kurds and had been trying to calm the Turks.

Refugees will destabilise Syria’s neighbours, too. Those who have fled Mr Assad do not want to go home—indeed their numbers will grow because of the offensive in Idlib. The longer they stay in camps, the greater the danger that they become a permanent, festering diaspora. They are already unsettling host countries, such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, where many locals accuse them of draining resources and taking jobs. Turkey is sending some back, even to places like Idlib.
And that could spill over into the wider world. Dispossessed at home and unwanted abroad, refugees are at risk of radicalisation. Mr Assad’s ruthless tactics have left large parts of his population bitter and alienated. His prisons will incubate extremism. What better breeding ground for al-Qaeda and Islamic State, which the American government says is already “resurging in Syria”? In May America dropped 54 bombs and missiles on jihadists in Iraq and Syria. That number rose to over 100 in each of June and July.

Having failed to act in the war’s early days, when they might have pushed the dictator out, Western countries can do little now to change Syria’s course. Some European leaders think it is time to engage with Mr Assad, participate in reconstruction and send the refugees home. This is misguided. The refugees will not return willingly. Reconstruction will only benefit the regime and the warlords and foreigners who backed it. Better to let Russia and Iran pay.
Instead the West should try to spare Syria’s suffering by offering strictly humanitarian assistance and threatening retribution for heinous acts, such as the use of chemical weapons. America should stay to keep IS and al-Qaeda in check. But for as long as Mr Assad is allowed to misrule Syria, most aid money would be better spent helping its neighbours. With Mr Assad’s victory, Syrians’ misery will go on.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 08, 2019, 05:16 AM
Today, I'm going to talk about the vibrant appeal of chef Raoni in Bordeaux to save the Amazon and its peoples.

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In Bordeaux for several days for the Climax festival in Darwin where he is one of the guests of honor, the great chef Raoni was able to express himself during the press conference of the festival, as well as at the Bordeaux city hall, where he received the Medal of the City. Financial assistance for reforestation will be discussed at the next municipal council.

This 4th of September, Bordeaux was able to discover the face of one of the greatest defenders of the Amazon cause. Raoni Metuktire, better known as Chef Raoni, has been here for almost a week. He will speak at a Climax festival conference on Saturday, September 7th at 4pm, entitled "Testimony of a cacique of the Kayapo tribe".

In the meantime, the iconic Brazilian chef made several public appearances on Wednesday at the Climax press conference and at Bordeaux City Hall.
The voice of the indigenous people

Born between 1930 and 1934, Raoni is one of the most publicized indigenous leaders of the last 40 years. It is impossible to miss his face marked by a labret, a disc of ceremonially painted wood, worn under the lower lip. Surrounded by a delegation of representatives of indigenous peoples, Raoni carries the voice of the Amazon all over the world, and especially in Europe.

Sadly under the spotlight for several weeks, the "green lung" of the planet is in the throes of fierce fires, mainly on the part of the Brazilian territory. From the beginning of January to the end of August 2019, 74,000 fires were recorded in the country (almost twice as many as in 2018).

Chosen over a year ago, the theme of the 2019 edition of Climax festival, "the Amazon or the uprooting of the world", puts the question of the preservation of the largest tropical forest in the world at the heart of the questions on agricultural intensification and deforestation.

The presence of Raoni as guest of honor marks this new edition of the festival. At the inaugural press conference on September 4, his arrival – surprise – seized the assembly. His words, transmitted to a translator of the dialect of his tribe, then translated into Portuguese and finally into French, resounded in a lead silence.
"I'm here to fight for the last remaining forests, for the heart of the Amazon. For that, I need to know if you think like me. Together, we will leave our children a future."
"President Bolsonaro justifies his campaign against us by saying that we are not sufficiently advanced. I ask the world that it helps us: the forest is our house, our pharmacy. If it dies, we will die. In Brazil, we do not have the freedom to speak like here."
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on September 08, 2019, 08:58 PM
Today, I’m going to hold a conference to talk about Assad’s hollow victory.
Bashar al-Assad is on the verge of retaking Idlib province, the last rebel stronghold. But that will not end the chaos he has wrought at home and abroad

As you said, Assad was very close to losing power until Russia and Iran won the war for him. There is no question he's a brutal dictator. However, I firmly believe some (not all) of his opponents would be infinitely worse. ISIS and some other fanatical islamists were in the battle to oust him. If you live in Damascus and don't get involved in politics, chances are Assad will leave you alone. You can do things like go to a night club to drink and dance. and generally go about your business. This is impossible under ISIS or similar. This is, of course, no reason Assad should stay in power forever. The world just needs to be very careful as to who will succeed him if he is defeated.

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 09, 2019, 02:53 PM
Tonight, I'm going to talk about the Taliban.

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Trump has declared talks between the US and the Taliban “dead” after he called off a Camp David meeting over the weekend, triggering fears of a spike in violence in Afghanistan in the run-up to presidential elections due later this month.

Trump’s tweeted announcement on Saturday came as a shock in Washington and Kabul, where there was disbelief that the president would have invited the Taliban to an iconic presidential venue in the same week as the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

There was also scepticism that the bombing of Thursday in Kabul was the real reason the talks were called off.

The Taliban issued a statement saying an agreement had been “finalised” and that talks had ended in “a good atmosphere” but the deal had been sabotaged by Trump.

The Taliban would continue their “jihad” against foreign “occupation”, the statement said. “Now, the announcement by the president of the United States of an end to negotiations with the Islamic Emirate [the Taliban] will harm America more than anyone else; it will harm its credibility, and further expose its anti-peace stance to the world; it would [result in] an increase in financial damage and casualties to its forces.”

The Taliban are expected to step up attacks on preparations for presidential elections on 28 September.

President Ghani had been opposed to the US-Taliban deal negotiated in Qatar by the US special envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, because the Afghan government had been excluded from the talks, and the agreement reportedly gave no guarantees on the holding of this month’s election or the survival of the Kabul government. Nor did it commit the Taliban to talking directly to Ghani or his ministers.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on September 09, 2019, 09:23 PM
Trump came up with this scheme about inviting the Taliban in order to look like a peacemaker after the failed talks with Kim Jong Un. As usual he overruled all his advisors, including Pence. Not surprisingly, the scheme backfired.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 16, 2019, 06:12 AM
Today, I noticed an interesting magazine cover in a bar, with the headline "how to buy a laptop or a smartphone without losing one's shirt". You can see that cover below. Note that the French expression "se faire plumer" perfectly fits the picture.
I imagine that usmangujjar and Maher are going to read this message with interest.

As far as laptops are concerned, the magazine is saying that ultraportable are pretty cheap like the Acer Swift 1. If you want a bigger screen, they are also recommending the laptop hp notebook 17 by0024nf.
As for the smartphones, they are recommending the Xiaomi mi9 T.  (I have a Honor 9 lite, it's even cheaper).

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Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 20, 2019, 04:39 AM
Note that this afternoon I will give you the link for the new repack of soma (I will test it before).
I will also hold a conference to talk about the worldwide demonstrations, since a climate strike has begun.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 20, 2019, 06:09 AM
Here are the first photos of the strike for climate taking place in many towns around the world.


In Sydney, Australia; on 20 September 2019. Young Australians kicked off this day of global mobilization to fight global warming.
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Activists are taking to London streets in a global climate crisis protest
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In Lyon, the strike has begun too.
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Students take to the streets of Prague as part of the global day of action
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In Qalqilya, some palestinians are gathering to discuss the issue of climate change. They look very happy.
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The movement has been inspired by Swedish schoolgirl and climate activist Greta Thunberg
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Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 20, 2019, 08:26 AM
Apparently, there is a mistake in the message above.
The scene in Palestine was supposedly taking place in Qalqilya during the strike for climate.
In fact the photo was taken in Pakistan, near Islamabad, with a crowd of onlookers, in front of the house of Bin Laden, after he was arrested.

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Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 20, 2019, 10:55 AM
Here are more photos of the global strike for climate.

Millions Of Young People Around The World Are Leading Strikes To Call Attention To The Climate Crisis.

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People take photos on their phones as marchers stream past in Melbourne, Australia.

People across the world are walking out of school and work in a massive youth-led movement to draw attention to the climate crisis.
There are more than 3,600 events planned, according to the main organizing group #FridaysForFuture. The third global youth-run climate strike of the year, Friday’s event is poised to be the biggest yet, leading up to the first-ever UN Youth Climate Summit in New York on Saturday.
“September 20 is not our goal,” Xiye Bastida, a 17-year-old climate activist helping to organize the latest strike in New York, told BuzzFeed News. “It’s a stepping stone, a catalyst for future action. It’s a point to tell the world we are watching.”
The climate strike movement is just over a year old. It started with 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, who began striking alone every Friday in August last year outside of the Swedish Parliament building in Stockholm to call attention to climate change. In the year since, the movement has spurred hundreds to thousands of kids to strike regularly. Other climate movements, most notably Extinction Rebellion in the UK and the Sunrise Movement in the US, have tapped into growing frustration about a lack of climate action.
Thunberg has brought her blunt plea for climate action first to the international climate conference in Poland last year, the TED Talk stage, and, just this week, to the US Congress, where she told lawmakers, “This is the moment in history we need to be wide awake. Dreams cannot stand in the way of telling it like it is, especially not now.”

In Afghanistan
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Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 25, 2019, 02:22 PM
Tonight, I'm going to talk about a serious problem. The IPCC released a new report. And you are going to see that it predicts a bleak future for oceans and frozen regions.

Maybe you are wondering who is responsible? Is it mister baboon? Is it because ants are becoming too numerous? No. Apparently it's due to viruses crippling the Earth. These viruses are more and more numerous. They are called humans.



Protestors blocked roads and marched in Washington, D.C., to urge the U.S. government to curb greenhouse gas emissions. It was one of many protests around the world on September 23 drawing attention to human-caused climate change.
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Earth’s oceans and frozen regions are changing alarmingly quickly, scientists warn in the first comprehensive look at how greenhouse gas emissions are altering the planet’s seas and cryosphere.

Since 1993, the rate of warming in the oceans has more than doubled, scientists report in a new study by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC. Melting of the two great ice sheets blanketing Greenland and West Antarctica is speeding up as well, accelerating sea level rise. And West Antarctica’s glaciers may already be so unstable that they are past the point of no return.

“The consequences for nature and humanity are sweeping and severe,” Ko Barrett, IPCC vice-chair and head of research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said at a news conference September 24. Rising seas are already threatening low-lying coastal areas that today are home to 680 million people, about 10 percent of the world’s population. 
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“The ocean has largely been left out of the discussion on climate,” says Becca Gisclair, senior director of Arctic Programs for the Ocean Conservancy in Bellingham, Wash., who was not involved in the IPCC study. The new report emphasizes the need to “slash emissions, and do it quickly, or these impacts highlighted in the report will quickly become irreversible…. My hope is that seeing all of these impacts in one place can highlight the need for action.”

The report is one of several special reports focusing on the latest science on specific aspects of climate change that the IPCC releases in between its large, sweeping assessments. Since the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report came out in 2013, scientists have learned a great deal about the impacts of absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide on the oceans and their denizens, as well as in coastal areas, says Sarah Cooley, director of the Ocean Conservancy’s ocean acidification program in Washington, D.C. For this new report, 104 scientists from 36 countries evaluated 6,981 studies to determine the impact on the world’s oceans and ice-covered regions.

While the IPCC report rings an alarm bell, there is hope, says climate scientist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, who heads the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland in Australia. The ocean isn’t just part of the problem, Hoegh-Guldberg says — it should be a key part of the solution. “What’s surprising is how quickly we can limit the damage,” Hoegh-Guldberg says, a message that he says was also embedded within the IPCC’s 2018 special report on 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, for which he was a contributing author.

Hoegh-Guldberg and colleagues recently assessed ways to harness ocean resources to reduce or mitigate global greenhouse gas emissions. The study, commissioned by a group of 15 world leaders called the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, was released September 23 by the World Resources Institute. In it, the researchers highlight five ocean-related activities that they say can help slow warming:

- Build offshore wind farms and other ocean-based renewable energy to shift away from dependence on fossil fuels;
- Eliminate carbon emissions from the shipping industry;
- Restore coastal ecosystems such as mangroves and salt marshes, which not only store carbon but also provide myriad benefits, including serving as buffers against tropical storms, filtering pollutants and providing habitat for fish and other wildlife;
- Harvest more ocean-based protein sources, which have a much lower carbon footprint than any land-based animal protein;
- Store carbon in the seafloor, which theoretically has high potential for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, but also a lot of uncertainty in terms of its environmental impact.

Those five activities have the potential to account for as much as 21 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2050 to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial times by the end of the century, Hoegh-Guldberg and colleagues write in the Sept. 27 Science. That help is sorely needed. Human activity has already increased global temperatures by 1.1 degrees C, and studies suggest that global emissions are now on track to blow past midcentury targets needed to achieve 1.5 degrees .

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Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on September 26, 2019, 05:43 AM
I read that Chirac is dead.

In case you don't know him, here is a funny video. In French.
https://vimeo.com/91009482

An article is available here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10009794/jacques-chirac-dead-french-president/

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Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on October 02, 2019, 08:25 AM
On Twitter somebody posted "Hong Kong’s very own version of Eugène Delacroix’s ‘Liberty Leading the People’."

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The original:
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Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on October 03, 2019, 06:22 PM
Tonight, I went to a bar in Clermont Ferrand, and I talked to a guy named Kevin. I drank 2 beers and I learnt a few things about Japan because Kevin was fond of Japan. He was about to buy a house in Fukuoka.
I notably learnt a few things about Japanese honorifics.
For example, If maher was going to Japan, he wouldn't be called Maher. Instead, he would be probably called Mahersan, "san" being the most commonplace honorific and a title of respect typically used between equals of any age. Or he would be called Mahersama, "sama"  being a more respectful version for people of a higher rank than oneself or divine.
He could be called Maherkun too, by those who don't know who he is, kun being a status addressing or referring to those of junior status. It can even seem rude sometimes.


People being way too fond of anime calls people that in a "playful" way in games and in chats..

I'm not sure what to think about it..

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on December 25, 2019, 05:22 AM
Merry Xmas everyone!
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on December 25, 2019, 12:42 PM
Merry Xmas everyone!
Yes, merry christmas...
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on December 26, 2019, 09:34 PM
Merry Xmas everyone!

I'm surprised you posted this. In India the vast majority of the population is Hindu, followed by Muslims. Christians make up less than 3%. I assume Christmas isn't celebrated in India given such a small number of Christians. Do I assume correctly or what?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Vasudev on December 30, 2019, 02:08 AM
Merry Xmas everyone!

I'm surprised you posted this. In India the vast majority of the population is Hindu, followed by Muslims. Christians make up less than 3%. I assume Christmas isn't celebrated in India given such a small number of Christians. Do I assume correctly or what?
I think most of them celebrate now if not cakes and special sweets will be consumed by many. I studied in a Catholic School so Christmas, Good Friday, Easter etc.. were celebrated in grand!
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on December 30, 2019, 05:51 PM
I think most of them celebrate now if not cakes and special sweets will be consumed by many. I studied in a Catholic School so Christmas, Good Friday, Easter etc.. were celebrated in grand!
If you are Catholic, then you belong to a very small minority in India, only 2% of the population, the vast majority being Hindu, or Muslim. But apparently faith is strong among them. You probably know the Christian religion more than I do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6SlR98ZZBo
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on December 31, 2019, 05:25 PM
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Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on December 31, 2019, 11:10 PM
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Happy new years to you all :)
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: akaubee on December 31, 2019, 11:41 PM
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Thanks mate, Happy new year to everyone.
Have a blessed day
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on January 05, 2020, 09:18 PM
I think most of them celebrate now if not cakes and special sweets will be consumed by many. I studied in a Catholic School so Christmas, Good Friday, Easter etc.. were celebrated in grand!

I could have sworn you once told me you were Hindu. In fact, you even told me what caste you belong to (I wrote it down and lost the note  :( ) I don't know how closely you follow any religion, but I do know that Hinduism and Catholicism are as different as night and day. I'm curious. Tell me more.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on January 24, 2020, 10:47 AM
Hi,

Yesterday when I noticed the forum was down with the message "This account has been suspended due to unpaid invoices.", I was thinking..."should I say It was good knowing you all?" (a quote from aa1234779)
Good to see it's back. Money is always a problem. As Stendhel said "When we want to live with one's time, we die with one's time".
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on February 25, 2020, 01:40 PM
I hope you listened to my advice and sold your stocks. In late April I was hinting at the valuation of the US stock markets in this message, the video of Howard Marks speaks for itself: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3226.msg35050#msg35050
 
The stock markets are expensive indeed and due to the coronavirus we are going to see some profits warnings in the weeks to come. Humbert would say that for the moment, this virus only caused a few thousand deaths, but the outbreak is currently spreading despite the fact that many factories and shops are closing in China. Note that the number of cases will probably increase in Europe and in other parts of the world since the incubation period of this virus could reach 30 days. At least where there are many tourists. In Syria, in Palestine, there is a low risk and these countries are certainly lacking bold tourists. But in Egypt, in Italy or in France, the virus is already here.

The s&p 500 keeps heading lower and I expect it to go to 3100 points or below pretty soon. Note that the coronavirus is also a good argument in favour of selling equities since they were pretty overvalued, notably in the US.
Fundamentally, I think that the s&p 500 could be trading a much lower valuations, maybe around 2000 points, should we value the markets with standard PER.
Actually, I don't expect the markets to go below 2800 points on the short term, except if the coronavirus became a pandemy, which is still possible.

Many US stocks reached sky high valuation with a pretty straightforward mechanism (besides stock buybacks). Earnings are not really going up, but the market was going up, and so were the price earnings.
To illustrate this, imagine humbert, Maher and Vasudev trading at Wall Street.
Humbert is buying the stocks of Vasudev, he knows maher will buy them for a higher price.
Maher is buying because he knows that Vasudev will buy them for a higher price.
And Vasudev is buying because he knows that humbert will buy them for a higher price.
This can be an infinite circle. But one day, stock are 40% too expensive. Humbert has doubts. Maybe Maher won't buy them: he doesn't buy the stocks of Vasudev. Maher doesn't want the stocks either, they are too expensive.
To cope with losses, Vasudev has to sell all his stocks 40% lower. This type of mechanism triggered the crisis of 1929.
This is also what propelled the markets higher recently, besides the stock buybacks.


Note that the new version of windows 7 x64 is ready. It's big (5Gb) since nothing was removed. Every update was installed. psp9 is not installing during the process, I will try to correct that later. It is being uploaded.

I will put new videos on the forum soon.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on February 25, 2020, 09:11 PM
How many of you on the forum have the money to invest in the stock market? Of those of you that do, do you have money tied up in stocks? If so, can you give us an idea of how much?

I continue to believe the stock market is a racket. The rich get richer, the rest of us get screwed.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: scarface on February 26, 2020, 08:11 PM
How many of you on the forum have the money to invest in the stock market? Of those of you that do, do you have money tied up in stocks? If so, can you give us an idea of how much?

I continue to believe the stock market is a racket. The rich get richer, the rest of us get screwed.
Once again humbert made an interesting remark and I'm sure some users will try to answer too.

I think you are right: The rich (those who are investing at least) get richer when the stock market is going up. But they can get poorer than the average person when it’s going down. All of this is virtual. If for whatever reason there is a serious recession, all this is over. For instance, Arnault lost 15 billion € since the beginning of the year, while the stock price of LVMH was plumetting. And maybe it’s not over. I didn’t lose as much money and you probably didn’t lose so much money either.

As far as the amount of money one’s puts in the markets, I think what matters is the part of stocks you have in your portfolio. If you have 20k€ in stocks and if it represents 10% of your assets, you are not taking a lot of risks. I currently have a few tens of thousands of euros on a share savings plan (known as PEA). But I’m not gambling this money since I don’t usually buy stocks but ETF. The problem with stocks is you can’t really forecast what is going to happen. Look at Renault. It was at 100€ early 2018. Mid November 2019 it was trading at...45€ (see graphic below). I was thinking the stock looks pretty cheap. But I stayed on my first conviction: to short the US markets. Actually the stock wasn’t that cheap since there is a downturn in the sector of carmakers. Besides Tesla, the stocks price of all the carmakers are hit. Bmw stock hit a new low a few days ago on the Dax 30. And today, Renaut is trading at...29€. It kept losing 30% after a first profit warning came in October 2019 (see here : https://www.reuters.com/article/us-renault-results/renault-shares-plunge-as-profit-warning-deepens-its-problems-idUSKBN1WX0O6)
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But the strategy of the ETF is dangerous too. And it requires to be cold-blooded. In November when I saw that the US market was going to the sky I began buying a short ETF. The s&p 500 kept going up for two months. I kept buying short ETF, gradually. On the first position I was losing 20% last week. On the last position I was at the market price. It’s a very risky strategy to do that because you can be ruined. But I was pretty confident that the market would eventually fall. I had the possibility to wait because the leverage was pretty low (x2).
What’s more the clues of a bubble were pretty obvious when I was listening to the “strategists” on CNBC. At least those who were bull on stocks. They were never talking of valuations (high) or dividends (low or non existent). They were just talking about a favorable environment for stocks. That was true though.
Btw, I didn’t understand the statements of Dalio. He seemed bearish in October (when he was betting 1.5 billion on a fall of the markets) and bullish at Davos when he was saying that stocks were the ultimate thing to buy. I’m pretty sure he’s losing money.
Early February the s&p 500 was already at 3350 points, above the targets of most strategists.
But when you were looking at the PER of many stocks, they were just growing. For Microsoft, at 190€ the PER was standing at 45 for example. I don’t even speak of Amazon. No wonder Bezos and Gates have more than 100 billion $ when their company is worth their weight in gold. And look at this interview of Cathie Wood, the biggest bull of Tesla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhW1VJE-DyU
According to some “model”, the stock could go to 4000$ (the target was suddenly at a whopping 15 000$ per share a few days later). But what’s in this model? We don’t know. Who wants to buy Tesla, a company that still has never made money for 600 Billion or one trillion $ besides Cathie Wood? At the same time, Renault is just trading at 8 billion€...and it’s still earning money.
I began selling some Short positions yesterday and actually I earnt money on these positions. I sold practically half of the positions and recouped 8000€ in a week. I keep thinking that the S&P 500 could go below 3000 since valuations are still pretty high. Btw, Microsoft announced a profit warning tonight, due to the coronavirus.
At the moment I still have approximately 40 000 invested on a short ETF on the s&p 500. Of course when you are investing significant sums, it's important to have exit plans. If you are losing 10 000€, what are you doing? For example, at 3400 points, I wasn't selling. But I was wondering what I would do, should the s&p 500 go to 3700 points.
And this is when you need to be as cold-blooded as a crocodile. If you are selling you have no more losses. If you are reinforcing your positions you can increase your losses in case the market is not going in the right direction. Sometimes it's better to just wait.
What's interesting with a short ETF is the fact that you can "only" lose your invested capital. And not more. That's not the case if you are short selling some stocks (I'm sure some Tesla short sellers are broke since they probably lost more than their original selling price if they sold at 200$ and bought back at 800$). When a strategy seems less obvious, you can do a "straddle". You take two opposite position. You are normally sure to win on one position. Then you can decide what to do with the other (sell or reinforce).

Note: You probably know that my computer is now pretty old. I keep it since it’s still working pretty well, but sometimes I'm browsing the website of the Fnac (one of the main shops selling computers in France) to see if there is something new (this is never the case, the law of Moore is dead) and lately I noticed there is no more MSI laptops (a Korean brand) on the website of the Fnac. I’m practially sure it’s due to the coronavirus.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on February 28, 2020, 07:23 PM
Thought I'd post a small update on whats going on for me in my life.

Currently I'm looking for a new place to live. The house share I currently live in is 1600€ + bills every month.
It's a 3 bedroom house, with 1 kitchen, and a livingroom.

The other people in the houseshare are moving out, which is causing me to have to look for other options, as 1600 +bills alone is not something that is sustainable in the slightest.
At the moment I've been having 540 as rent and bills included, but due to how the contract is shaped I will take other the other peoples rents if they move out. I would love to get other people to move in here, but the landlord(House owner) required strong references which are almost impossible to get for the people that I know here.
That means, that in slightly more than a month I need to have found a new place, otherwise it's the streets(Bnb/Hotel) for me.
I could in theory get by paying 1600+bills per month. I earn about 1000€ more than that after tax each month. I'd rather find a new place than paying that though. It's not easy to find a new place to live at though. Especially due to the type of person I am.
A type of person that really does not do much social activities, and can be seen as a bit nosey(Asking too many questions).
I'm a person who rather has too much stuff than not enough. Today for example I got a free keyboard from my now ex housemate, a high quality MK 85 from Qpad. Red Cherry switches. I could not pass it by, it retails at around 100€. It's a great keyboard with good stabilizers but was in need of some TLC because it was n a s t y.
My plan is to probably retire my keyboard at work. That also has red cherry switches, but it is of lower grade I feel like. They are not pleasant to type on.
I've also recently gotten RSI, repetetive stress injury. Likely from playing too many PC games, holding my hands flat instead of vertical. My solution? Stop sleeping on the side and buy an Xbox one x and play xbox instead.

I've been a hardcore PC gamer since forever. This has lately stated to switch though, just because games on the PC online being so competetive instead of focusing on the social aspect. The first day on the Xbox I probably met more friendly people than the last months on pc.

Workwise I've gotten a lot of responsibility, sometimes I believe it's almost too much. I got a lot of power. As it is security related I would never be allowed to share any deep details to anyone outside of contract. Even within work sharing details with anyone in UK, or outside of EU legislation is strictly prohibited. However, I can inform you that the type of work I do has done a lot to reassure me of Swedens stance on trying to actually do their best and put pressure on thirdparties abroad to follow rules and such.
If you're curious about what specific things I do I can take that in PM. However I will not post it publicly here.


I've considered for a long time to upload a lot of pictures to the forum, maybe some selfies. I'm pretty sure some of you remember the video long ago of my house tour. Perhaps you dont? I wouldn't know :)
At Christmas when I was visiting my family in Sweden my brother decided to gift me his old camera. It's not the best, especially not for my usage which is basically it being connected to the PC livestreaming a feed.
It's really nice for taking detailed pictures with though. Even if I'm a complete amatuer.


I've saved up a good chunk with my current job. My plan was originally to only work here for a year and then move back. But due to me getting promotions over and over I decided to stay for a bit until I feel like i've stagnated, and then find a new position in marketing of some sort.
Marketing yourself and products is a fantastic thing to know how to do properly as it will benefit you both privately during negotiations and potentially if you own a company or just need to do a sales pitch for any reason at all.
My current goals here are to save enough to move in with my parents in sweden, to find a job locally, then buy a house or appartment hopefully loan-free or just a small loan.
I don't really use money for other things than games, basic food, transport and rent.
I'm guessing that the non-critical things like games+food are around 150€ a month. Phone/Pc parts/Perhiprials excluded, but would probably be around 100€ per month on average because I buy them so rarely but more expensive.

Been looking to buy a new mouse as well, due to my current having the scrollwheel seized up slightly by some type of glue that attaches the soft plastic of the wheel and the hard one. My other mouse has the famous Omron double-click issue.

I've been taking a lot of looks at Scar's financial posts, trying to understand what I should even do with my money. I do enjoy having it stacking up, because I do not like risks. I usually rather take a slight decline than spit in more money into my papers.
When I was younger my grandma had put in the rough equal of 1k€ on a paper for me, and it's increased quite a bit, it's almost at 4500€.

My current portfolios are worth approximately 60~% of what I have in terms of money.


Anyways.
Not sure what to say, so thought I'd make a messy post to show I'm actually alive!
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on April 17, 2020, 07:56 PM
Anyone else having had issues on the forum lately?

Not being able to press the "reply" buttons, logging in, going to profiles. Navigating works, but actions seem to be broken at times. Logout, did however work.

Tried from both my pcs.

Worked today, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to log in to post :)

Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on April 18, 2020, 09:55 PM
Shadow,

I informed Maher of the problem with the forum. Using trial-and-error he put the old theme back and the problem seemed to disappear. It seems there's a glitch in the new theme somewhere. Be that as it may, it appears the problem is fixed, at least for now.

Where exactly are you living? Based on what you wrote it doesn't appear you're in Växjö. For starters, you're quoting rent prices in Euros instead of Swedish Krona.

You're not in college or something like that, at least part time?

You've explained you can't divulge details of your job. Can you at least give us an idea of what you're doing? For example: software developer.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on May 29, 2020, 08:12 PM
Thought it may be of interest for you people;
you can get free hosting on Oracle, Amazon and Google

Oracle has a fantastic deal of 2x 480mbit internet, 50gb storage, 1 core cpu, 1gb ram for free.
I forgot the bandwidth cap but it wasnt that bad.
I recommend you checking it out. I've only tried Oracles "Always free" pack, but it's good.
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: humbert on June 01, 2020, 09:18 PM
you can get free hosting on Oracle, Amazon and Google
Oracle has a fantastic deal of 2x 480mbit internet, 50gb storage, 1 core cpu, 1gb ram for free.
I forgot the bandwidth cap but it wasnt that bad.

I assume you're referring to hosting a web site. If so I don't understand something. Bandwidth of 480mbps and 50GB storage makes sense. What about this business of 1 core cpu and 1gb of ram? I was under the impression that organizations that host web sites have all kinds of servers in air-conditioned rooms to keep them cool. Please explain.

If they're doing this for free then how do they make money? Do they force you to put ads on your site or what?
Title: Re: General chat room
Post by: Shadow.97 on June 02, 2020, 07:55 PM
you can get free hosting on Oracle, Amazon and Google
Oracle has a fantastic deal of 2x 480mbit internet, 50gb storage, 1 core cpu, 1gb ram for free.
I forgot the bandwidth cap but it wasnt that bad.

I assume you're referring to hosting a web site. If so I don't understand something. Bandwidth of 480mbps and 50GB storage makes sense. What about this business of 1 core cpu and 1gb of ram? I was under the impression that organizations that host web sites have all kinds of servers in air-conditioned rooms to keep them cool. Please explain.

If they're doing this for free then how do they make money? Do they force you to put ads on your site or what?

Nope, they earn the money by the 'advertisement' that you will good-mouth them and people learn how to use their cloud service, which means people wont want to re-learn the things on google etc :) Oracle is a massive company who made Java if i remember correctly. They also had Oracle Database which we use at work. They arent really a 'broke' company. A net income increase of $11.08 billion dollars last year according to wikipedia. Probably just a penny in the bank for them
These are generally "older" servers with lets say, 12 cores total, and then the server hosts 12 virtual machines, and you get one of those virtual machines.
It's really cool.
You can host anything, like games, homepages, whatever you can install on a laptop with 1gb ram, 1core cpu and command line interface only.


You connect through SSH to Linux based servers, and RDP to windows based ones. However windows is not free as it requires license. And, i'd not recommend it due to how resource heavy it is compared to lighter weight linux boxes.

This offer of free hosting could be made to host your very own VPN, with your very own IP that you can port forward.
Great if you're not able to port fortward and want to share some files over FTP as a server or something.