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About rokytnji

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  1. February Desktops

  2. Just Fred

    An Arizona Highway Patrol officer stops a Harley for traveling faster than the posted speed limit, so he asks the biker his name. “Fred,” the man replies. “Fred what?” the officer asks. “Just Fred,” the man responds. The officer is in a good mood and thinks he might just give the biker a break and write him out a warning instead of a ticket, but he still presses him for the last name. The man tells him that he used to have a last name but lost it. The officer thinks that he has a nut case on his hands but plays along with it. “Tell me, Fred, how did you lose your last name?” The biker replies, “It’s a long story, so stay with me. I was born Fred Johnson. I studied hard and got good grades. When I got older, I realized that I wanted to be a doctor. I went through college, medical school, internship, residency, and finally got my degree, so I was Fred Johnson, MD. After a while I got bored being a doctor, so I decided to go back to school. Dentistry was my dream! Got all the way through school, got my degree, so then I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS. Got bored doing dentistry, so I started fooling around with my assistant and she gave me VD, so now I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS, with VD. Well, the ADA found out about the VD, so they took away my DDS. Then I was Fred Johnson, MD, with VD. Then the AMA found out about the ADA taking away my DDS because of the VD, so they took away my MD, leaving me as Fred Johnson with VD. Then the VD took away my Johnson, so now I am Just Fred.” The officer walked away in tears, laughing. Fred did not get a ticket or a warning. __________________
  3. Biker Bar for Roky

  4. Firefox Crashes

    Look on Help>Troubleshooting Information > Crash reports for last 3 says To get a idea I guess.
  5. Uniforms

  6. Believe it or NOT

    Being a desert dweller myself. I find everything that exists there bites, stings and is poisonous. Even plants, besides insects or animals. I am surprised not more medical serums are not derived from the American desert ecosystem for cancer and things like that.
  7. 'Tiny Trump'

    When he talks. He reminds me of my boys when they were teenagers.
  8. The checkpoint at Cap Cerbère on the border between Spain and France (2005). Photo by Josef Schulz A small building stands on the rocky point where France, Spain and the Mediterranean meet. It is labeled “Douane” (customs). It has not been used in decades. This structure and others like it, ones that once facilitated the crossing of thousands of people across Europe’s borders, became useless with the establishment of the Schengen zone, a group of several European countries that began allowing free movement between their borders in 1995. Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands and Spain were some of the first countries to adopt the zone. Photographer Josef Schulz located these checkpoints, many of them now in decay decades after this agreement rendered them useless, for his series “Übergang.” He photographed the series between 2004 and 2008, but recently it has taken on a renewed importance, as one of the largest migrations in European history has brought new discussion about the continent’s borders. The Hodos/Bayansenye border crossing between Hungary and Slovenia (2007). Photo by Josef Schulz He began in 2004 with trips to the borders between Spain and France, then Spain and Portugal. In 2007, he received a grant to continue the project and continued his journey in Eastern Europe — Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia. At the time, the checkpoints ranged in age from 10 to 20 years old, and in some cases older, he said. The checkpoint at Barragem de Saucelle straddling Portugal and Spain (2005). Photo by Josef Schulz Schulz grew up in Poland during the 1970s when the country still had a Communist government. For him and his family, the border was a contentious place — coming back from visits to family in Germany, they would hide newspapers and political magazines in their car while crossing between the two countries. “It was a border where you could get in a lot of trouble,” he said. Now, as more than 1 million Syrians migrate to Europe and just months after a terrorist attack shook Paris, several nations in the Schengen zone are imposing new border controls. Meanwhile, Schulz is questioning whether the system that the disused checkpoints symbolize really is outdated. “I guess people realize now, this kind of freedom which we had in Europe, that maybe this freedom belongs now to the past and maybe we have to face the fact that some governments are building up the borders again,” he said. “Maybe they will stay for a longer time.” Schulz said he fears politicians and others that discourage immigration to their countries in Europe. “I have … a fear about these kind of egoistic trips from governments or politicians, [when] they increase fear against foreigners or against people coming from outside,” he said. “This is [a] kind of demagogic system, and you can discover it all over, in all of Europe, in every country.” You can see more of Schulz’s work on the series below. This checkpoint is located in Melgaco at the border between Portugal and Spain. Photo by Josef Schulz The border passing at Colle del Piccolo San Bernando between France and Italy (2007). Photo by Josef Schulz The checkpoint at Tunnel Routier du Fréjus on the border between France and Italy (2005). Photo by Josef Schulz The Warneton border crossing between France and Belgium (2008). Photo by Josef Schulz The Mulhouse checkpoint on the border between Germany and France (2005). Photo by Josef Schulz The checkpoint located in Aachen, Germany, on the border between Germany and Belgium (2007). Photo by Josef Schulz From Here:
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  10. POTW Trees

    Post 5 pic 1
  11. from the wrong-side-of-history dept Techdirt has been covering the fight for a "Right to Repair" for a long time -- Mike first wrote about it in 2009. Even though the idea seems a no-brainer -- you bought it, why shouldn't you be able to repair it? -- progress has been extremely slow, as successive Techdirt articles have chronicled. One of the most important developments is a number of "Right to Repair" bills that are being considered by various state legislatures. These typically require electronics manufacturers to make service manuals available to the public, and to sell repair parts. The hope is that if even one or two of these are passed, manufacturers will find it simpler to comply nationally. However, an article on Motherboard suggests that the "Right to Repair" movement has a rather surprising enemy. Here's what an unnamed source told the publication: an Apple representative, staffer, or lobbyist will testify against the bill at a hearing in Lincoln on March 9. AT&T will also argue against the bill, the source said. The source told me that at least one of the companies plans to say that consumers who repair their own phones could cause lithium batteries to catch fire. It's all about safety, you see, and definitely not about trying to push the public to buy new models when the old ones break. The Motherboard story suggesting Apple will try to derail the "Right to Repair" bill in Nebraska is plausible, because the company did exactly the same in two states last year, as the Huffington Post reported. It seems those were not isolated incidents, but part of a long-running official Apple policy against the "Right to Repair" idea. For a company that likes to portray itself as serving its users better than its rivals, this is shabby behavior. It not only forces people to spend money unnecessarily, it is harmful for the environment. Discarding old models is likely to lead to more toxic landfill, even though Apple says that it tries to recycle as much as possible. It's sad to see an otherwise innovative player lining up with the dinosaurs on the wrong side of history for this issue. From
  12. To Myself

    Thanks for the compliments I hope all is well on your end.
  13. Caption Contest #180

    The moose hit the ground as the ICE officials pointed tazers at them for being illegal Canadian immigrants without their papers.
  14. Bathroom

    Me likey.