Posts by Cboldt

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  • SKYSCRAPER CRASH IN MILAN ITALY

    04/18/2002 11:48:37 AM PDT · 930 of 1,208
    Cboldt to Utopia
    Heheh re: FOX reports of an airframe model that does not exist.

    Linda Vester reported that "Locarno" is an English pronunciation for Lucerne. Sheesh.

  • SKYSCRAPER CRASH IN MILAN ITALY

    04/18/2002 11:43:22 AM PDT · 913 of 1,208
    Cboldt to Lazamataz
    About 2200 lire to the dollar, so you're safe.
  • SKYSCRAPER CRASH IN MILAN ITALY

    04/18/2002 9:25:36 AM PDT · 92 of 1,208
    Cboldt to michigander
    There are three fairly big train stations in Milan, but the one closest to this building is called "Centrale". Garibaldi is another train station that is maybe 8-10 blocks away.

    I've walked all around that building, most recently in November last year.

    No way a competent pilot would "accidently" hit that after an SOS -- he'd go for less populous space.

  • SKYSCRAPER CRASH IN MILAN ITALY

    04/18/2002 9:16:56 AM PDT · 46 of 1,208
    Cboldt to Lazamataz
    Big spender!

    Is there even a 20 lire coin?

  • SKYSCRAPER CRASH IN MILAN ITALY

    04/18/2002 9:13:20 AM PDT · 26 of 1,208
    Cboldt to Bommer
    Uh oh. I have a business trip scheduled for a week or two from now, flying into Malpensa (the bigger of two airports that serves Milan). My wife is going to put the heat on for me to reschedule, skip it, whatever.

    Not that my trip is important, compared with loss of innocent life it is not important at all. We need to be outraged at incidents like this, no matter.

  • FReeper Lawyers help needed: Website title has come under dispute

    04/16/2002 5:39:51 AM PDT · 60 of 78
    Cboldt to invoman
    Seems you are in good shape, yes. The TMs in question are words AND LOGO. If you don't use the words AND LOGO, you are not infringing. The use of AND LOGO is what permits some folks to trademark phrases that are otherwise in common use -- the LOGO sets the mark apart.

    Also, his use of the (R) is not permitted, because the mark is not federally registered.

    If I was in your shoes, I'd ignore this twerp's letter. Make him work/take the next step. Don't even acknowledge receipt of the notice.

  • FReeper Lawyers help needed: Website title has come under dispute

    04/15/2002 5:31:01 PM PDT · 30 of 78
    Cboldt to drstevej
    I do need to GAL! (Get a Life) -- thanks!

    Just wanted to correct the comment made above, "The 'Federal R' means a copyright- a different form of IP."

    Interesting question though, particularly in internet age -- how far can a state trademark extend.

    Also, use of the "R" in a circle, without having a Federal registered trademark, is a no-no (you knew that).

    Back to my life now . . . .

  • FReeper Lawyers help needed: Website title has come under dispute

    04/15/2002 5:09:08 PM PDT · 20 of 78
    Cboldt to JAWs
    "C" in a circle indicates copyright.

    "R" in a circle indicates registered trademark.

    "TM" indicates common law trademark.

  • Court Decision Puts Ohio at Risk -- Allows Unrestricted Carrying of Concealed Guns

    04/13/2002 11:40:43 AM PDT · 34 of 34
    Cboldt to elbucko
  • Democrates Vow to Filibuster Alaska Oil Drilling

    04/10/2002 3:30:12 PM PDT · 30 of 85
    Cboldt to boomop1
    Snowe and Collins are singing the same tune . . . "we should mandate better mileage -- drilling in a pristine place is bad."

    Couple of peas in a pod, those two. "My" senators in name only I guess, because they sure don't represent my feelings, and they sure don't respond to my questions. I cite them to the GOP as THE reason the GOP will not see one penny of my money.

  • OK FREEPERS! 7 Days ago FRee Republic had a make over, how do you like it so far?

    04/06/2002 4:29:42 AM PST · 28 of 178
    Cboldt to TLBSHOW
    'lynx' user here -- the new format is superior. There is less "clutter" at the top of the screen, and the notifications re: posts to me, mail to me and posts (to Maine) are clear, yet short.

    My initial complaint stands, and I'd still like to see this behavior changed . . .

    when viewing message titles in "view messages" mode (where each new post makes an entry in the web page - as compared with the "view articles" more where only new articles make an entry in the web page), the number of titles viewed tracks the setting of number of posts to view per thread. My preference is that the number of titles shown in "view new messages" mode follow the setting of number of articles to view; and that the "number of posts per thread" setting is effective only when a single thread is opened.

  • Sniper Kills Bethlehem Church Bell-Ringer

    04/05/2002 1:55:35 AM PST · 17 of 70
    Cboldt to Ghost of Jefferson
    It isn't accurate to say that the only reported shooting is that of IDF into the churches, because Reuters has reported shooting coming out of the churches. I wasn't there. From your comments, it appears you are closer to the action and perhaps can give us a first hand account. The rest of us have to read conflicting reports and draw our own conclusions.

    I am inclined to believe the Reuters statement that there has been shooting coming out of the church.

  • Sniper Kills Bethlehem Church Bell-Ringer

    04/05/2002 1:26:50 AM PST · 14 of 70
    Cboldt to Ghost of Jefferson
    The only shooting being reported is going IN, not coming out.

    From the article:
    Palestinian gunmen holed up inside the Church of Nativity and other holy sites in the city continue to shoot at soldiers and throw bombs at them.

  • Sen Tim Johnson on "Borking"

    04/02/2002 12:11:26 PM PST · 10 of 11
    Cboldt to KC Burke
    . . . but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments

    You are right that the Constitutionally-provided Presidential power to appoint judges extends only to the judges of the Supreme Court (U.S. Const. art II, Sec. 2). The snippet above shows that Congress has the power to prescribe laws relating to the appointment of lesser federal officers.

    The relevant cites are 28 U.S.C 44 for circuit judges, and 28 U.S.C. 133 for district judges. The statute relating to circuit judges has its roots in the first Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789.

    An interesting subject. It appears that Congress has no direct Constitutional obligation to act on a Presidential appointment. However, both of the above-referenced statutes recite the following,

    "The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, circuit [district] judges for the several circuits [judicial districts] as follows:"

    the following text in each statute names the circuit or district, and number of judges in each.

  • Specific ways to improve Free Republic site design

    04/01/2002 2:55:16 AM PST · 120 of 125
    Cboldt to Cboldt, John Robinson
    The bad news is that it doesn't work for me. When I set the "thread pagination" at 250, the number of titles that show up is also 250 (even though I set the number of titles to be 50, or 20). When I change the thread pagination to 50, the number of titles dutifully follows.

    A clarification . . . the number of titles shown in a listing of titles, varies. The number of titles shown does NOT follow the "thread pagination" setting when the site is being viewed as "Latest Posts (Subjects)."

    But, the number of titles shown DOES follow the "thread pagination" setting when the site is being viewed as "Latest Messages."

    I prefer to view FR in "Latest Messages" mode, because it is common that older topics will be renewed by a "bump." I would like the site layout better if the number of titles listed in "Latest Messages" mode did not follow the "thread pagination" setting. To me, the "thread pagination" setting should be effective only when building a page that views a single thread, not when building a page that lists numerous thread titles.

  • Specific ways to improve Free Republic site design

    03/30/2002 2:50:20 PM PST · 92 of 125
    Cboldt to Bob J
    Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't notice it.

    The bad news is that it doesn't work for me. When I set the "thread pagination" at 250, the number of titles that show up is also 250 (even though I set the number of titles to be 50, or 20). When I change the thread pagination to 50, the number of titles dutifully follows.

    It might be a browser thing -- I use lynx.

  • Specific ways to improve Free Republic site design

    03/30/2002 7:38:46 AM PST · 33 of 125
    Cboldt to Stop Legal Plunder
    Provide separate settings for:
    1. Number of thread TITLES per page, and
    2. Number of COMMENTS visible when a thread is opened.

    I like to have about 50 TITLES per page, and I just refresh the page to see what the hot topics of discussion are. But, when I wade into a discussion thread, I like to have about 250 comments on that web page.

  • This is awful!

    03/30/2002 4:07:14 AM PST · 222 of 1,073
    Cboldt to John Robinson
    Please differentiate between number of articles/post TITLES shown per page, and number of POSTS shown per page of thread. I like to see a small number of article/post titles (50 or so), but when I enter a thread, I want to see more of the posts (250). The new arrangement has one preference setting that defines both of these as the same number.
  • It's Official, Maine Dems Steal Another Election

    03/23/2002 8:26:23 AM PST · 20 of 25
    Cboldt to Madame Dufarge
    Well, if the Republican candidate doesn't complain . . .
    Why should his/her constituents?
  • It's Official, Maine Dems Steal Another Election

    03/23/2002 4:31:15 AM PST · 11 of 25
    Cboldt to muawiyah
    Oh yeah, and in summer too !!
    I have a few better stories; mailed in October, received in January, etc.
    The point being that it is unreasonable to use a certain degree of lateness as an excuse for not counting an absentee ballot. Sure, months later mail should not count, but when the ballot is available and can be part of the election contest (before the contest is declared closed), it should be counted.