This one deserves to be printed and read again and again, sometimes out loud. Thank you, Eddie.posted @ Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 10:01
Interesting issue.posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 09:07
[quote][b]Skata[/b] - it would be much more beneficial to the local economy to ship the thing from Athens than from China.[/quote]
I CERTAINLY agree.posted @ Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 10:36
[quote][b]Skata[/b] - All the whoop-de-whoop about public art in Athens[/quote]
Just to be clear--Oakland Cemetery, where this gravestone sits, is in Atlanta, not Athens.posted @ Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 08:02
[quote][b]fixit[/b] - Let downtown businesses run downtown.[/quote]
Exactly. The Crowley downtown master plan project was sponsored and managed by the Athens Downtown Development Authority. IF that authority is functioning as designed, then the downtown businesses are running the downtown planning process.
Now those businesses could be involved in amending our design/zoning ordinances to facilitate their vision; promoting tax incentives that encourage developers to share that vision; and promoting development initiatives to fulfill that vision with bricks and mortar.posted @ Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 07:40
Thanks, Dink! Good read.posted @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 08:23
"Yet the tapping of Merkel reveals something deeply disturbing: how careless Washington has become about data collection. We are amassing data because we can, not because we must."
What puzzles me is what benefit did the cell phone tappers hope to gain. In the federal government and military, all phone conversations about sensitive subjects are conducted using encrypted telephony. Conversations over personal cell phones are just that--personal.posted @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 08:20
I have been going through the healthcare.gov registration process this morning. It has gone smoothly and the response time is snappy, except for the last steps, which probably include validation processes to other gov't systems.
What stands out to me is that the site has several usability issues. (Check boxes are invisible on my screen, a few instructions lack clarity.) It appears to me that usability testing (using real people with little computer skills) has NOT been done effectively.
Oops! I have been on the Sign and Submit page for 15 minutes. I agree, sign and submit, The spinner spins for 1 minute, then I am right back there again without a clue as to what happened and what to do next. I have submitted four times now and cannot go further. Get no error message, Get nothing.
I wish I could report good results, but there is no excuse for this!posted @ Friday, October 25, 2013 - 06:50
Long Creek Drive is not in Bogart, though the Bogart PO serves the area. Arabnia is not a "Bogart teen".posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 07:01
[quote][b]EdwardLTant[/b] - Some folks seem to have what I call a "cyber psychosis" when they can say things anonymously on a computer that they would not say to a person's face.[/quote]
Posting comments here, using your real name, is much like feeding the fish at a fish farm. (I let you draw the simile further.) Though I am not of the stature and influence of Dink, I do like Dink's comment last weekend:
"A man is judged by the stature of his enemies. I wish more of mine had been giants rather than ----ants.”
You and I obviously share the same compassion for the space program. I lived and breathed it from eight years of age to young adulthood, being the son of one of Von Braun's original team in Huntsville before there was even a NASA.posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 09:18
@nocount: " there is more "computing" knowledge in our simple hand held calculators than there was during the first space encounters." There were many computers used in the design, fabrication, launch and operation of these missions. But the most powerful of these were less powerful with far less capacity than a smart phone.
IBM 360 Series was used extensively (as were other models from RCA, Honeywell, Control Data, and Univac). Here you can find the specs:
As an example, the largest memory configuration on a 360 was 1MB. An iPhone can have as much as 64GB.posted @ Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 08:29
"The birth rate in this country has, overall, been decreasing for decades."
Draw your own conclusion:
source:http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/11/29/graphs-of-the-day-part-ii-u-s-birthrate-falls-to-lowest-on-record/posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 07:24
Congress Passes Debt Deal
House Votes to Approve Senate Planposted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 22:03
Senate approves comprise 81:18:posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 20:04
@Used2baFreeCountry: Your "statistic" is from a book, The Color of Crime: Race, Crime and Violence in America, written by white nationalist, Jared Taylor. Taylor is the publisher of the racist magazine, American Renaissance, and host of a bi-annual conference, which attracts open neo-Nazis as well as a gaggle of academicians who proclaim black genetic inferiority, according to Tim Wise:
As for Pat Buchanan, the blogger who passed these "facts" along...nevermind.posted @ Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 15:52
Eddie, I saw that meteor, too! I have not heard it discussed until just now. It was truly an awesome sight!posted @ Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 06:44
John Lewis has more principles, understanding of the US Constitution, commitment to justice and bravery than any ten of us combined. He has dedicated his life to justice. He has risked his life for justice many times.posted @ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 05:45
My deepest sympathy to the family and to the Lofton clan. This is a terrible loss to them and to the community.posted @ Friday, October 4, 2013 - 14:07
Congratulations to Gabby and her Viva! endeavor! Great food. Great staff. Can't wait to visit their new location at the Bottleworks.posted @ Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 08:38
This is a great idea. Georgia's tax laws have already facilitated a vibrant film industry in Georgia. Athens has proven to be a welcoming and rich film location. (Thanks to all, including Film Athens, for making this happen.) By making it easier for studios to select Athens and the region as film locations, we will see more.
(By they way, this location is not in Bogart, though it has a Bogart mailing address. It is in Athens-Clarke County.)posted @ Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 12:37
[quote][b]grove600[/b] - If some a##hole cuts you off in line at the drive through you laugh it off as Athens "culture".[/quote]
And to what culture to you laugh off brandishing a firearm while drunk for an incident that is of no real consequence?posted @ Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 19:26
(d)posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 07:24
Thanks, Ed. My dad was one of the original NASA engineers. I lived for these moments, beginning with Alan Shepard's Redstone suborbital flight. I witnessed John Glenn's Shuttle launch at the Cape. Your description of the sights, sounds and feelings of a launch are great.posted @ Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 19:56
@The Oracle of the Athens Banner Herald: You make some excellent points, Oracle.posted @ Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 11:05
Summary: Georgia's three-tier system stops one local bar owner from opening a distillery. Georgia?s three-tier system knocked down a cool project for downtown Athens recently. Booze wizard Damon Krebs, owner of a gaggle of watering holes around downtown including Allgood?s and Walkers (and Athens Bagel Company, for good measure), hoped to install a vodka distillery in part of his West Clayton Street real estate holdings (160 to 166 W. Clayton to be exact; the hopeful location was 160, former home of the Tillman Company, next to Flashback Games). read more
Summary: After one year of football, Monsignor Donovan is planning to build a football complex. The field will be named after founding board member and former Georgia coach Vince Dooley. After one year of football, Monsignor Donovan is planning to build a football complex. The field will be named after founding board member and former Georgia coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. More details on the project are expected to be announced in January. The school announced its plan to field a football team last December and hired former Vanderbilt quarterback and 10-time Coach of the Year Kurt Page the following January. Dooley served as the honorary chairman of the search and hiring committee. read more