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Kuro5hin ^ | 12/29/2003 | kuro5hin.org

Posted on 02/17/2004 2:36:48 PM PST by gboywa

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FreeRepublic censors posts!

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1 posted on 02/17/2004 2:36:49 PM PST by gboywa
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To: gboywa
DUh, no kidding. ZOT!
2 posted on 02/17/2004 2:37:53 PM PST by Jim Robinson (I don't belong to no organized political party. I'm a Republycan.)
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To: gboywa
LOL. That was quick...
3 posted on 02/17/2004 2:39:23 PM PST by Eala (Sacrificing tagline fame for... TRAD ANGLICAN RESOURCE PAGE: http://eala.freeservers.com/anglican)
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To: Jim Robinson
Got 'em quick! Good show.
4 posted on 02/17/2004 2:39:37 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Why shoud Geronimo get all the glory. My personal battle cry is~Sitting Bull!!!!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Good one. You get credit for the kill.
5 posted on 02/17/2004 2:39:46 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Just because you cause confusion every time you open your mouth, that doesn't make you intellectual.)
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To: gboywa
Bring on the viking kitties....there are out en masse today:)
6 posted on 02/17/2004 2:40:16 PM PST by international american (Support our troops........................................revoke Hillary's visa!!)
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To: gboywa
Well, they left your whiny "breaking news" post up didn't they? I doubt that you are a totally innocent party here, even after reading the link. People have a way of remembering things certain ways, its called the Rashomon effect.
7 posted on 02/17/2004 2:41:58 PM PST by vpintheak (Our Liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Time to have a bit of fun...
8 posted on 02/17/2004 2:42:29 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Just because you cause confusion every time you open your mouth, that doesn't make you intellectual.)
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To: gboywa

9 posted on 02/17/2004 2:42:29 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Why shoud Geronimo get all the glory. My personal battle cry is~Sitting Bull!!!!!!)
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To: gboywa
Free Republic bans idiots!

Here is proof!

11 posted on 02/17/2004 2:43:26 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: gboywa
gboywa aka richmlpdx zotted:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1079974/posts?page=61#61

12 posted on 02/17/2004 2:44:19 PM PST by Jim Robinson (I don't belong to no organized political party. I'm a Republycan.)
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To: gboywa
Did Jim really say, "You must not post any ZOT to FreeRepublic?"

13 posted on 02/17/2004 2:44:21 PM PST by evets (Kerry/Klinton '04 (Sore/Loserman redux))
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To: gboywa
FreeRepublic censors posts!

Sun rises in east!

Water is wet!

Democrat says tax increases "on the table!"

Etc.

14 posted on 02/17/2004 2:44:44 PM PST by TheBigB (If someone's trying to kill you, kill them first. Problem solved.)
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To: gboywa

15 posted on 02/17/2004 2:46:19 PM PST by David1
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To: international american
http://www.dennyweb.com/viking_kittens.htm
16 posted on 02/17/2004 2:46:39 PM PST by OpusatFR (Search Google for your posting name. Get a suprise!)
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To: Jim Robinson
What is the deal, is the DU board down today? Go away silly liberals.
17 posted on 02/17/2004 2:47:24 PM PST by highnoon (Revenge is a dish best served cold.)
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To: gboywa

How Can I Prevent Internet Electrocution?

Are you teaching your children about the dangers of the Internet? What steps are you taking to ensure your family is safe? It is important to be aware of the risks because the threat of Internet electrocution is more probable than you realize.

What most people don't realize is that the Internet runs on electricity. Every time a web page is sent to your computer, it uses several kilobytes of power. Just as we all know not to stick a fork into an electrical outlet, the same precautions should be applied when using the Internet.

Every year, thousands of computer users are shocked when they visit unprotected websites, and that shock isn't always from the content. To reduce the risk of Internet electrocution, it's critical that you learn some basic safety measures to guarantee that your web-surfing experience is a safe one.

1. Be Properly Grounded

Nothing can protect you from the Internet better than proper grounding. Most offices have protective rubber chair mats on the floor that will insulate you from the conductive nature of the Internet. Rubber mousepads, plastic keyboard membranes, and gel-filled wrist-rests also act as insulators, protecting you from nasty electrical Internet surges. To help reduce the threat of Internet electrocution, wear rubber boots and gloves, or remove yourself from the threat by using a cordless mouse & keyboard. Another good idea is to attach a grounding wire to your wrist, just like the professionals use. Try to avoid wearing tin-foil hats if possible, although that's just what the government wants you to do.

2. Upgrade Your Equipment

You shouldn't be using a computer built before 1997, as Internet electrical standards weren't regulated in the "early days." Older machines don't have the same capacity to handle Internet data, increasing the risk of electrical shock and death. This explains why most obsolete hardware is destined for landfills instead of electrically-unstable third-world countries. Most monitors built after 1996 are "energy safe", which means that they will not amplify the deadly voltage that flows through your Internet connection. And avoid using dangerous computers known as "SPARC" because that's exactly what they will do.

3. Choose Proper Hardware

With the prevalence of cheap foreign computer equipment, your imported computer hardware may have been built using different electrical safety standards. Those who build their own computer systems should be careful to make that all of their components are safety-approved, and should be wary not to install cheaper uncertified hardware. A $20 Korean hard-drive may be a steal, but it probably isn't worth losing your life over. If possible, purchase hardware components that are made from non-conductive metals, or even better, composite materials. And always make sure that your power supply is capable of absorbing the dangerous high-powered electrical bandwidth that will flow through your machine. Better yet, have a power user install your hardware for you.

4. Surge Protection

Surge protection is an important precaution when using your computer. But remember, a normal surge protector only protects you against the electricity from the outlets! To properly protect against nasty Internet power spikes, you should be using an ethernet surge protector, a component which buffers you from your machine using common RJ-45 connectors. You should be able to purchase an ethernet switch or router with built-in Internet surge protection, or you may choose to build a separate server that buffers the computer surfer against data packet power surges. Whatever you choose, ensure that the Internet surge-protecting hardware is capable of withstanding online electrical currents strong enough to cause brownouts and blackouts.

5. Proper Wiring

The best away to prevent Internet electrocution is to make sure you are using the right cables. Most ethernet cables nowadays are shielded, reducing the threat of deadly electrical discharges. While CAT-5 is the national standard, try to use a higher CAT, such as 6, 7, or 8. In fact, the higher the CAT, the better. While real cats have nine lives, you only have one, and it would be sad to see you lose it by using poor quality unshielded cabling.

6. Use A Certified Internet Service Provider

Most ISP's provide their own built-in surge protection, and have the capacity to absorb most excess electrical energy. But be careful, not all providers are certified, and many run the risk of electrocuting the end user. Ask if your provider has web filtering and load balancing, because those are key safety features employed by certified ISP's. Also, avoid the so-called "free providers" as they are usually deliver the Internet as is, and are a "use at your own risk" provider.

7. Don't Host An FTP Site

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a dangerous and unreliable part of the Internet. Everyday we hear about FTP hosts that run illegal MP3 filesharing servers getting"zapped", so you're better off just avoiding this risky area of the Net.

8. Avoid European Websites

In Europe most of the Internet is 220V, which is enough electricity to kill a charging yak. Because of conflicting Internet protocols, information exchange across the continents is incompatible, unreliable, and potentially dangerous. Most of the websites in Europe are written in foreign languages, so your need to visit them is probably limited. But if you must click on a European link, web sites such as Babelfish utilize servers that invert power streams to the more manageable 110V, safe for North American web surfers. However, caution is still urged whenever you choose to visit unstable French, Norwegian, or German websites, as their content is quite capable of frying you and your motherboard.

9. Use Linux

Linux is an operating system proven to be more stable than Windows or Mac OS. Linux is what you call an "open source" system, which means it acts like a lightning rod, absorbing hazardous electrical currents that flow through the Internet. While most computer users will not understand the intricacies of this operating system, they will feel much safer using it.

10. Install Monitoring Software

The key to safe surfing is to know when you're using too much power. Install programs such as ACDSee or WinAmp, utility software which will let you know when the flow of electricity to your web browser is getting to be too high. Windows also has a built-in utility that monitors your flow of electricity called Current Download.

These are just a few electrical precautions that every computer user should be aware of before they decide to surf the Internet. With a little bit of preparation and a lot of common sense, your Internet experience will be a safer one.

Snarfed from http://www.thetoque.net/040113/internetsafety.htm

18 posted on 02/17/2004 2:47:33 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: gboywa; 11th Earl of Mar; 185JHP; 4mycountry; aculeus; Admin Moderator; al baby; ...
Meow!
19 posted on 02/17/2004 2:49:05 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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Uh, guy - this crap is six weeks old. Website not getting enough hits?
20 posted on 02/17/2004 2:49:26 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: gboywa
The former President disembarks from his airplane after a trip back to Arkansas. Although the hoopla is less now that he is out of office, Clinton still occasionally finds himself greeted by military personnel. This is one such occasion.

He climbs down the stairs, carrying two huge pigs, one under each arm. He gets to the bottom, and nods his head in return to the soldier's salute. "Son, what do you think about these?" he says. "Nice pigs, SIR!" comes the reply. Clinton gets mildly miffed and lectures, "I'll have you know these aren't just pigs but the finest of Arkansas Razorbacks. Top notch. I got one for Hillary, and one for Chelsea. What do you think about that?"

"Nice trade, SIR!
21 posted on 02/17/2004 2:49:26 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Man, you were riding the lightning there!
22 posted on 02/17/2004 2:49:40 PM PST by Maigrey (Tagline in Labor - Funny comment due at any time...)
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To: Jim Robinson
FREE REPUBLIC DOES WHAT?


23 posted on 02/17/2004 2:49:41 PM PST by jaz.357 (Liberals fund the problems they seek to solve so that they can justify taxing you to fund them.)
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To: gboywa
This is a deliberately-provocative thread started in order to troll for hits on another web site.
24 posted on 02/17/2004 2:49:44 PM PST by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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To: gboywa
Bwaaaaahaha!!

The Viking Kitties got ya you troll. Nothing get's by em.


ZOT!!

BTW, numnutz, See the home page - The Free Republic is a CONSERVATIVE forum.

25 posted on 02/17/2004 2:50:35 PM PST by Condor51 ("Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments." -- Frederick the Great)
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To: Jim Robinson; hchutch
And out in America, another phone rings...it is answered...

The caller says:

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep
And many miles to go before I sleep."

The now zombified call recipient logs in to Free Republic and starts posting...
26 posted on 02/17/2004 2:50:36 PM PST by Poohbah ("Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?" -- Maj. Vic Deakins, USAF)
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To: Maigrey
This is a deliberately-provocative thread started in order to troll for hits on another web site.
27 posted on 02/17/2004 2:50:45 PM PST by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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To: Jim Robinson
1 min, 14 seconds...Good reflexes today!
28 posted on 02/17/2004 2:52:07 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Some days you're the windshield; some days you're the bug)
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To: gboywa
MOBY ALERT!


29 posted on 02/17/2004 2:52:08 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("The Clintons have damaged our country. They have done it together, in unison." -- Peggy Noonan)
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To: gboywa
We already had a thread with this title. Are you guys recycling old ideas over there at DU?
30 posted on 02/17/2004 2:54:39 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (DEDICATED Homeland Security Employee)
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To: Professional Engineer
What does a Nazi/German Tiger tank blowing up a GI have to do with advancing the cause of conservatism?
31 posted on 02/17/2004 2:55:20 PM PST by IGOTMINE (All we are saying... is give guns a chance!)
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To: Jim Robinson; gboywa
DUh, no kidding. ZOT!

Ouch.. that had to hurt!

Better put some ice on that.

32 posted on 02/17/2004 2:55:33 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: SandyInSeattle
We already had a thread with this title. Are you guys recycling old ideas over there at DU?

Of course. Leftists always support recycling.

33 posted on 02/17/2004 2:55:39 PM PST by Poohbah ("Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?" -- Maj. Vic Deakins, USAF)
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To: OpusatFR
ROTFLMAO!!
34 posted on 02/17/2004 2:55:45 PM PST by international american (Support our troops........................................revoke Hillary's visa!!)
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To: Professional Engineer
What does a Nazi/German Tiger tank blowing up a GI have to do with advancing the cause of conservatism?
35 posted on 02/17/2004 2:55:52 PM PST by IGOTMINE (All we are saying... is give guns a chance!)
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To: highnoon
>Go away silly liberals<

Or we will taunt you a second time.

36 posted on 02/17/2004 2:58:13 PM PST by RightthinkinAmerican (Try and tackle ME, Franken.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you for keeping their link open. It makes for a good laugh. That is the best they can do LOL!

37 posted on 02/17/2004 2:59:06 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn
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To: gboywa
I wave my private parts at your auntie.
38 posted on 02/17/2004 2:59:42 PM PST by RightthinkinAmerican (Try and tackle ME, Franken.)
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To: Admin Moderator; gboywa; Jim Robinson; 4mycountry; Fierce Allegiance; TheBigB; VRWCmember; ...
Way to go, Jim Robinson ! Fastest ZOT in the West !!

Viking Kittens - Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song


He's dead, Jim.


39 posted on 02/17/2004 3:00:38 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (The Democrats believe in CHOICE. I have chosen to vote STRAIGHT TICKET GOP for years !!)
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To: Maigrey
I WAIT for the lightning,

Oh HOW I WAIT for the lightning....

...still, The FOIL hat is not enough!

40 posted on 02/17/2004 3:01:01 PM PST by jaz.357 (Liberals fund the problems they seek to solve so that they can justify taxing you to fund them.)
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To: IGOTMINE; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Darksheare; msdrby
What does a Nazi/German Tiger tank blowing up a GI have to do with advancing the cause of conservatism?

Same thing a ZOT thread does.

BTW, you might also ask the question of other GI's here who also find this one funny.

41 posted on 02/17/2004 3:07:39 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Why shoud Geronimo get all the glory. My personal battle cry is~Sitting Bull!!!!!!)
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To: gboywa
Freedom on Freerepublic and in our Freerepublic is for those who support the U.S. Federal FreeRepublic.
All others need not apply. SEE YA!

Ops4 God Bless America!Vote for G.W. Bush 2004
42 posted on 02/17/2004 3:07:55 PM PST by OPS4
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To: Jim Robinson
DUh, no kidding. ZOT!
2 posted on 02/17/2004 3:37:53 PM MST by Jim Robinson (I don't belong to no organized political party. I'm a Republycan.)

WHOA! Nice shot! Practicing your quick draw there, Jim?

43 posted on 02/17/2004 3:09:24 PM PST by glock rocks (molon labe)
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To: Jim Robinson
In just 0:00.05 !!!!!! You're the fastest gun in the West!
44 posted on 02/17/2004 3:10:05 PM PST by Carolinamom
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To: gboywa; aculeus; general_re; BlueLancer; Poohbah; Constitution Day
It is worse than you think!

FreeRepublic takes dissenters, and throws them in concentration camps!

I have seen one myself, on the outskirts of Fresno! Just like Nazi Germany!

You had better run now, before it is too late !!!!!!!!!

45 posted on 02/17/2004 3:11:16 PM PST by dighton
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To: gboywa
ZOT! How Free is Free Republic?

Free enough that it deliberately draws attention to your post.
46 posted on 02/17/2004 3:12:01 PM PST by aruanan
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To: David1
Yes, the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. The first one gets zot!
47 posted on 02/17/2004 3:15:25 PM PST by Defiant ( (*)( ) We would like to apologize for the preceding unintentional font malfunction.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Same thing a ZOT thread does.

Good answer.

48 posted on 02/17/2004 3:16:39 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: gboywa
I love it when people stupidly put a "the" in front of a proper noun that never had one. It's not "The Free Republic," or "The National Review."
49 posted on 02/17/2004 3:20:38 PM PST by GulliverSwift (Keep the <a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/">gigolo</a> out of the White House!)
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To: Jim Robinson
reading his site:
This one was funny:
"I responded to this poster with the comment "Individual liberty? Didn't the constitution as written specifically allow for the continuation of slavery as an American institution"? Within minutes, the post was removed by a moderator. In addition, after this third reply, my ability to post comments on the site was revoked."

He has no clue why he was banned. Probably for the same reason he has no clue why he can’t seem to comprehend the constitution and it's history.


Mindless Goof go waist someone elses time with your mindless thoughts.

50 posted on 02/17/2004 3:22:00 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn
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