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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by amdx, Oct 6, 2013.

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  1. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Due to a lapse in government funding, the National Institute of
    Standards and Technology (NIST) is closed and most NIST and affiliated
    web sites are unavailable until further notice. We sincerely regret the
  2. John S

    John S Guest

    So we are being punished for something we did not do, other than
    exercising our rights to vote.

    Is that what it amounts to? It is ridiculous, childish, and worse.

    I will vote for no incumbent in the next several elections.
  3. Guest

    Not enough red state presence to be called back to work like that other bunch of worthless overpaid parasites....
  4. But I can still sync to a NIST time source.

  5. Neon John

    Neon John Guest

    While that's a good policy in general, that's not the action that
    needs to be taken in this instance. This is all executive branch

    I talked to a forest service ranger yesterday here in the Tellico
    mountains. They've been told the same thing that the park service guy
    admitted to, that they've been told to make it as hard on people as

    Here's what needs to be done:

    * Demand a congressional investigation into the matter
    * Demand the firing of whomever in the executive branch gave the order
    * (though it won't happen) Demand the impeachment of the thing
    occupying the White House.

    This is the first and last political post I'll make on SED.

    John DeArmond
    Tellico Plains, Occupied TN
    See website for email address
  6. amdx

    amdx Guest

    I listen to science360 on my internet radio.
    I wanted to listen while I cleaned my shed.

    Due to the lapse in government funding, National Science Foundation
    websites and business applications, including FastLane,, and, will be unavailable until further notice.
    We sincerely regret this inconvenience.

    Do they sincerely regret or are they inflicting maximum pain.
  7. Guest

    Why wouldn't they close NIST? They closed the CDC.
  8. Guest

    I am sure they will make it as expensive as possible as well, with back pays, fees, etc., although in theory it should save money. But i think it's still a good thing to shut down for a week or two every year. I vote for annual shutdown first half of October, to match the Chinese golden week.
  9. hamilton

    hamilton Guest

    The Tea Baggers are now the new: Political Terrorists

    Boehner and the GOP are held hostage by a handful of Right Wing crack pots.

    At least al-Qaeda members we can shoot.
  10. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Why have they promised to pay the federal workers back pay,
    if they are getting paid they might as well work.
    It doesn't save hardworking taxpayer money to furlough them
    and then pay them.
  11. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Well the site might down, and then what?
    oh! I guess it'd be the same. :)
  12. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Why the websites?
    Takes no manpower,only server power.
  13. Den søndag den 6. oktober 2013 18.20.06 UTC+2 skrev Robert Baer:
    in principle they could have turned off the servers and changed
    the DNS so all the closed sites point to a single server serving
    "we're closed pages"

  14. Guest

    The shutdown has nothing to do with saving money. The backpay bit is the GOP trying to escape out from under being accused of slowing down the economyby holding back a billion dollar weekly for fed employee pay. This ought to be a wake-up call: a substantial portion of the U.S. economy is critically dependent on the government spending money it does not have, and they're coming up to the fiscal cliff faster than they know.
  15. On Sun, 6 Oct 2013 08:25:02 -0700 (PDT), the renowned
    They could make it end on the 11th, to take in Double-Ten Day (and the
    anniversary of the Wuchang rebellion).

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  16. amdx

    amdx Guest

    What's wrong with NOT letting this crisis go to waste and save the
    hardworking taxpayers some money for these non essential nonworkers?
    I like to see how long we could go without 800,000 non essential
    workers. 40% of the government gone yahoo!
  17. Guest

    For the same reason they allow government workers to unionize. It's a
    big voting block and they spend big bux on elections and lobbyists.
    It'll cost more but that isn't the point.
  18. Guest

    If they're non-essential, what are they doing working for the federal
    government in the first place?
  19. boB

    boB Guest

    WWV also appears to be alive as well as NOAA weather radio.

    Is WWV essential ?

  20. hamilton

    hamilton Guest

    Yes !!

    My weather clock would not know that its Monday.

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