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by delta3
Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Against a rule to read Private Messages?
Replies: 98
Views: 49486

Anyway my opinions are as follow on the reading of the PM issue: 1) Not illegal but highly unethical. (in most circumstances) Agreed, on both counts. 2) If you want your PM's to be secure use PKI (from PGP for example) then it doesn't matter what mods to read the PM's exist on the board. That's a w...
by delta3
Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Play Misty For Me
Replies: 15
Views: 3494

What do you think about the issues involved in the subject news story, Jim?

I take it, btw, that you agree that your citing the charge "has not been to court nor proved that it is true" is not a bar to posting or discussing the weird story of human behaviour.
by delta3
Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Play Misty For Me
Replies: 15
Views: 3494

Jim, cool your censorious jets. :lol: This is a breaking news story. Per the The Dos and Don'ts of General Discussion : If you want to discuss a current news article, please observe the following rules: no quotation of entire news articles; quotation should be limited to those paragraphs that you ac...
by delta3
Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Play Misty For Me
Replies: 15
Views: 3494

Play Misty For Me

Think your world has negativity in it? Thank your lucky stars, men. THIS could be, um, wanting you... http://stb.msn.com/i/92/529AABC3308BEA126479039CCE52B.jpg Astronaut accused of attempted murder Tue Feb 6, 2007 ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A married U.S. astronaut was accused of attempted murder ...
by delta3
Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So what do you think the future of forums will hold?
Replies: 27
Views: 9712

But I think in the future forums will be more interactive to meet its purpose of a discussion, being able to embed media inline (similar to YouTube and Google Video) to enhance the discussion. Nice idea. Yes, indeed, rhetoric is more than just text. Graphics, video and audio could very well enhance...
by delta3
Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So what do you think the future of forums will hold?
Replies: 27
Views: 9712

... and i do wish people would lighten up on moderation. Its like power seems to mods think that they can just delete/lock anything they want. If the post is in the wrong place, move it, dont just go "haha, locked". ANd forgive some people, loosen up. People come on forums because they are supposed...
by delta3
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saddam Hussein executed
Replies: 60
Views: 11970

I don't think that Saddam Hussein's execution was particularly gruesome. Most countries in this world have had hanging as a method of death penalty for almost all of their history. It's only in the last 20 to 40 years that countries like France, UK, Germany and others have abolished the death penalt...
by delta3
Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Against a rule to read Private Messages?
Replies: 98
Views: 49486

What if the board owner does not put it in the registration page but then does read PMs? What's your view on that situation, drathbun? If they are going to read them, or if they intend to read them at some point, then I believe the registration terms should be altered to state that. Or as another o...
by delta3
Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: George Bush's State of the Union Speech: Reduce Gasoline Use
Replies: 10
Views: 3027

He said: "Let us build on the work we have done and reduce gasoline usage in the United States by 20 percent in the next ten years — thereby cutting our total imports by the equivalent of three-quarters of all the oil we now import from the Middle East." The part about 20 percent reduction is clear....
by delta3
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Against a rule to read Private Messages?
Replies: 98
Views: 49486

If you have a big problem with admins reading PMs, then don't send them. You know they can, whether they will or not is not your choice nor do you (probably) have any rights to stand on should you decide to protest. Especially if the board owner has put terms in the registration page that says they...
by delta3
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wii Kills (incorrect subject, water intoxication kills)
Replies: 14
Views: 3028

It doesn't dilute the blood. It introduces toxins, and the sodium in the water will also cause problems, such as dehydration, hence the reason why doctors tell you to lay off the salt. ;) Getting back to the OP, I think what is really important about the instant case is the law of large numbers pre...
by delta3
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: George Bush's State of the Union Speech: Reduce Gasoline Use
Replies: 10
Views: 3027

George Bush's State of the Union Speech: Reduce Gasoline Use

Hey, Bush is going to deliver his SOTU speech in less than an hour. One important proposal he'll make regards setting a goal to reduce U.S. gasoline usage by 20% within 10 years. He's calling the program "Twenty by Ten" and it sounds like a good idea. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2817140 Bu...
by delta3
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to be a Great Moderator! Tips
Replies: 30
Views: 10815

Well, in my eyes... ... Moderators MUST obey forum-wide rules just like everyone else! This includes signature rules/etc. I hate when staff abuse their powers. ... Very important point, I42. Thanks for mentioning that. Although few regular members will say anything about it theyALWAYS notice when m...
by delta3
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Against a rule to read Private Messages?
Replies: 98
Views: 49486

Clearly this topic just should close Interesting. That's why I said this above... And very few people are willing to talk about it... I reckon that I should have added that some would even discourage talking about it... Then the admin has every right to do so. Might (power, capability, etc.) makes ...
by delta3
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Against a rule to read Private Messages?
Replies: 98
Views: 49486

PHP, the quote should be: Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely As Bartleby's says, this is: "An observation that a person’s sense of morality lessens as his or her power increases. The statement was made by Lord Acton, a British historian of the late nineteenth and early twenti...

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