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June 28, 2016

I found more jury glitches

If you open a bunch of du pages at the same time, as I often do when on MIRT or Hosting, and you are called to jury, the jury call shows up on each page. That's not the glitch but is fine.

The first glitch is I click my way through a jury off one of those pages, then go to another page and (being the experimenter that I am), can get to the jury page again and work my way through the jury. I haven't done the last step on a juried post more than the 1 time, but it appears I can. Glitch one, can I serve on the same jury more than once as it appears?

Glitch 2 is since I do not do this, do not complete the jury process more than once on a particular jury, I have to click "remove from this jury" link to get every page to stop telling me I'm in the middle of a jury and therefore can't do some things.

Again, I have never completed serving on a particular jury more than once, but was seeing if it could be done, then got stuck in "on a jury".

On the positive side, this new system is interesting, seems to be promoting more civility. Changes are difficult, but civility is really nice. The new jury system reminds me more of DU2, sending notices to mods and not getting replies about the alerts sent.

June 28, 2016

Toasted coconut, help?

Hi, I got a big bag of toasted coconut and am stumped. Its wide strips, unsweetened. I have used the bags of sweetened shredded coconut in cookies, but this stuff is different . I've a couple bread bags full.

Aside from putting on granola or ice cream, have you thoughts or recipes? I considered making custard with it as an ingredient, but it seems there should be some thing else to do.

Many thanks.

June 20, 2016

A comment about not being able to see an alerted post in-thread or even which

I just served on my first jury and the post could've been innocuous if in one forum, hideable if in another. The reason that was given made me assume it was about Primary Wars, but not being able to see which forum even made me realize that it could've been in another one and perfectly ok (for instance, sports, or the lounge)

I realized that someone could mess with alerting on posts that are ok, but chose a reason that makes it look not ok and get it hidden. It made me put more trust in the alerter in figuring out what the post was, more trust than I am comfortable with.

I hope this makes sense. I wanted to throw this here in ATA since others may feel the same. There will be learning curve here.

Thank you.

June 16, 2016

Has anyone heard from Rhiannon12866 recently? (got an answer, yes)

Her last post was June 6 in the MIRT forum. Thanks for any info, don't like worrying about DU friends.

June 15, 2016

How about carrying pepperspray as a safety measure?

This comes after watching the newly released surveillance video of the SPU shooting and how it was stopped (link to du thread below). I am tired of reading (mostly elsewhere) that people need guns to be safe. How about pepper spray or something like that? You still have the problem of random sprayings, and bystanders getting affected, but it seems safer than adding more guns.


June 15, 2016

Man arrested after threatening shooting at Seattle mosque

Orlando mass murders had to do with homophobia. Trump and his ilk are encouraging Islamphobia. WTF is wrong with too many people?


A 37-year-old man who allegedly threatened to a shooting at a Seattle mosque was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a brief standoff in North Seattle.

According to police, the man had posted threats against the mosque online and later posted that he had purchased an assault rifle and ammunition.

Police went to the man’s apartment in the 11700 block of Greenwood Avenue North and after a brief standoff took him into custody around 3:30 p.m.

There were no reports of injuries....(a bit more @ link)
June 14, 2016

Do not think about arguing

It was a gun capable of killing many people in a short period of time.

I don't give a flying fuck if the wrong brand name is used. I care less than shit if someone says the wrong layman's term.

Arguing and nitpicking those details tells me a person cares less for the victims than making sure the weapon used is narrowly defined. Yes, those terms matter for legislation, but not on forums, not on Facebook, not to most of us people.

I've seen this across the Internets and it doesn't impress or educate anyone to say in response to "how horrible that all those young people were murdered by a (insert inaccurate layman's term)", to rely "it wasn't a layman's term but an official term".

Too many were killed too fast by a murderous jerk and his gun that could do this.

June 12, 2016

The names, ages of the victims of the Pulse mass murder

I didn't see this posted, if it is already, please let me know and I'll self delete this. They are adding names.


Posted date: June 12, 2016
On this very difficult day, we offer heartfelt condolences to today’s victims and their families. Our City is working tirelessly to get as much information out to the families so they can begin the grieving process. Please keep the following individuals in your thoughts and prayers. #PrayforOrlando

The below list of individuals includes victims who have lost their lives during the early morning incident, and next of kin have been contacted. As we continue to reach out to the families of victims, we will continue to update this post.

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old

Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old

Kimberly Morris, 37 years old

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old
June 12, 2016

U.S. officials: No evidence of direct Islamic State link to Orlando shooting

The FBI official cautioned, however, that proving the suspected link to radical Islamism required further investigation.

Three U.S. officials familiar with the investigation into the massacre said that no evidence had yet been found showing a direct link with Islamic State or any other militant group.

There is “no evidence yet that this was directed or connected to ISIS. So far as we know at this time, his first direct contact was a pledge of bayat (loyalty) he made during the massacre," said a U.S. counter-terrorism official, referring to a 911 call the suspect made on Sunday.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity.

A U.S. intelligence official said it was not unexpected that Islamic State would claim responsibility given that the group has been suffering serious losses of fighters and territory in Iraq and Syria. "The fact that a website connected to Daesh applauded it doesn't mean anything," said the U.S. intelligence official, using an Arabic language acronym for Islamic State. "They are losing on their home turf, and it's not surprising if they're looking for some kind of twisted victory."...
June 12, 2016

Hate speech. Gun access. Fundamentalism of all sorts.

Deaths. Pain. Sorrow.

Rumors. Anger. Rage.

Pain. Sorrow. Grief.

How. To. Stop?

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