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Sean Pendergrast

I'm trying to figure out a way to have two sweeping dials that alternate movement. {drs} works in a radar sweep to move the dial around in one second increments. What I need to do is have two sweeps, one that ticks on the odd seconds, one that ticks on the even seconds, and they slowly chase each other around the watch face.

The issues I've had are that I can't get the two circles to move on opposite ticks, and when the circles reach the start again, they either stall for a second or two or bounce backward at the top of the minute.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

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Enjoying PAX 2016. Me with Chris Perkins, lead DM for Wizards of the Coast.
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The more I read the posts about the Presidential Executive Action regarding gun control, the more I am convinced people aren't actually reading it, and I'm certain that many of those who have don't actually understand it.

"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is making clear that it doesn’t matter where you conduct your business—from a store, at gun shows, or over the Internet: If you’re in the business of selling firearms, you must get a license and conduct background checks."

Well, since any store that sells guns must already legally perform background checks, this provision is completely pointless.  The same goes for Internet sales.  All firearms purchased over the Internet MUST be sent to someone with a Federal Firearms License, who must then perform a background check before the firearm can be transferred to the buyer.  The only line of this that is relevant is the bit about gun shows.

Since MOST of the vendors at gun shows are already FFL holders who perform background checks before transferring a purchase, this clause will be largely impotent and will have a minimal impact on sales.

The part of this that falls apart is that there is no clear definition as to what constitutes a gun dealer who must obtain a Federal Firearms License.  The requirements for obtaining a Federal Firearms License state:

"To receive a license as a dealer (including pawnbrokers & gunsmiths), importer, or manufacturer of firearms, you must intend to engage in a firearms business."

Well, if I am just selling one or two guns, that really doesn't constitute a "business", so why do I need the license?  The Executive Action even states this in the body:

"Quantity and frequency of sales are relevant indicators. There is no specific threshold number of firearms purchased or sold that triggers the licensure requirement."

So they don't even have an idea of what would constitute necessity for a license.  That opens up a lot of potential for abuse and risk.  If the rules are not clearly defined, they are easy to abuse.

Also, "Your records and premises will be subject to inspection by ATF officers."  This means that the ATF can just show up at your house unannounced and conduct warrantless searches of the premises at will.  This is a violation of the 4th Amendment, which states:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

It also violates due process clauses of the 4th and 14th amendments.

"The Attorney General convened a call with U.S. Attorneys around the country to direct federal prosecutors to continue to focus on smart and effective enforcement of our gun laws."

This has nothing to do with background checks.  This is an indication that more laws clearly aren't the answer, since the existing laws aren't being properly enforced.  This part of the Executive Action is pointless and unnecessary.

" The President’s FY2017 budget will include funding for 200 new ATF agents and investigators to help enforce our gun laws.

ATF has established an Internet Investigation Center to track illegal online firearms trafficking and is dedicating $4 million and additional personnel to enhance the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network."

So, this Executive Order is going to spend a lot of money on something that isn't really necessary.  The only reason to hire more ATF agents to handle the extra paperwork being generated by the Executive Order.  If you don't require the extra (and pointless) paperwork, you don't need to waste the money on additional government spending.  The same goes for the money being spent on the new "Internet Investigation Center".  It is busywork being funded out of a necessity created by the Executive Action.

"The Administration is proposing a new $500 million investment to increase access to mental health care."

This sounds like a fabulous idea until you realize that this investment doesn't include making those medical records available to the background check system, which means that people who should be denied access to firearms due to mental illness will still be able to get them because the background check won't include that information.

"The Social Security Administration has indicated that it will begin the rulemaking process..."

BEGIN the rulemaking process.  Knowing how the government works, and with privacy concerns being prevalent, it is a safe bet that this will take a decade or more to finalize and put into practice.  This is a good part of the Executive Action.  This is what is really required by background checks.  Access to information that should preclude someone from owning a firearm, not pointless background checks for the virtually non-existent "gun show loophole".

This Executive Action is little more than political grandstanding, pandering to the liberal gun control activists.  It will have virtually no impact on the crimes it is being advertised as preventing.

Those of us opposed to the action are not opposed to background checks, we are opposed to the overreaching mandate of the government attempting to erode the rights of the citizens by claiming that they are acting for the greater good.  This Executive Action doesn't lead to a greater risk of confiscation; that risk already exists today.  Most people who purchase firearms are already providing information for background checks, and that information is in a position to be used to enforce an illegal confiscation of weapons.  This Action will impact less than 1% of all firearms sales.

If you would take a few minutes to educate yourself instead of being spoon-fed the nonsense coming from the liberal and conservative media, you might be surprised what conclusion you come to.
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I'm at a complete loss on how to solve this issue. I spent about 2 hours on the phone with YouTube and Google Business support and they were unable to provide much help, and suggested that I use the communities to try solving the issue.

I have my primary Gmail account under my real name. I have a legacy username from the original YouTube days before Google acquired the service. For years, Google tried to get me to change my YouTube account name to my real name (or merge my Gmail account) which I have no intention of doing. I have a Google+ page for my primary Gmail account, which I use infrequently.

I recently acquired a new phone, the Galaxy Note 5, which comes with the ability to live stream to a YouTube channel. Since my Gmail account is used for the Android account, it was already aware I had a Google presence. However, because my YouTube channel was under a different username than my Google account, when I tried to activate the feature it wouldn't authenticate and start the stream.

I followed directions I found online to create a new pseudo-identification for my YouTube account, which had the effect of creating a Google+ page for that account, something I did not want or intend to do. Now, I have a Google My Business page associated with my YouTube account that I don't want and am unable to get rid of.

There are a few resources online that explain how to delete a Google+ page, which I can't do because it says I have a YouTube channel linked to it, and that I must disconnect or delete the YouTube channel before I can delete the Google+ page (not my main page, but the one created as a Google My Business page linked to my YouTube account).

After a lot of searching, I was able to find a page that allows me to disconnect my Google+ page from my YouTube account (or vice versa) but when I click that link the only option I have is to completely delete my Google+ account (the wrong one, though) which will remove all my posts, links, comments, and videos; clearly not what I want to do.

So, I am here hoping someone has a suggestion on how to solve this issue. I want to keep my main Google account (and associated Google+ page, and YouTube pages) intact, and disconnect the erroneously created Google My Business page from my YouTube account (without deleting all of my YouTube posts, videos, comments, and so on).

I can't find a way to get this done. The merging of my YouTube account with a fabricated Google My Business page seems like a completely arbitrary action with no ability to undo the change.

I'm beyond frustrated with it, compounded by the fact that now, EVERY single time I load my Google+ page I'm told that I am now using the "New Google+ Page", followed by an option to "Check Out What's New on Google+", and no matter what I do, I keep getting those notices.

Thanks for any help.

Jesus H' Fucking Christing on a god damn pogostick....  Hey MSM, can you all just fucking lay off the god damn rumors and speculation and spoilers and hype for the new Star Wars movie for just a bit please?  The movie is over two months away and every other fucking post on every news site on the Internet is some picture or rumor or breakdown of the fucking trailer or some contrived fan theory about how R2-D2 is actually Emperor Palpatine who traveled back in  time when he fell down the fucking reactor shaft of the fucking deathstar.

Seriously, folks.  Get the fuck over it.  Stop over hyping the god damn movie.  Yes, I'm excited to see it.  Yes, I am a fan.  I saw the original Star Wars movie at Mann's Chinese in Hollywood the week the movie opened in 1977.  But holy rotten shit, I want to watch the movie for myself, not have every website on the Internet tell me how the movie is supposed to be watched.

Save all your bullshit for like the week before the movie so I can just ignore you all for a few days and then be done with it.

Enough already.

#starwarstheforceawakens #enoughisenough  
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Why is it that Google+ STILL hasn't worked out the issue with stories and posts not showing up in an intelligent order?  I continually see articles and information showing up in a random batshit crazy order, with directly related stories showing up several items below their predecessors.

Chronological order isn't all that hard to figure out, but apparently Google still can't get it right.

It seems that they "bump" articles up based on the last time someone responded to them, but that doesn't make any sense.  Give us a sort mode that keeps them in the order the original story was posted, ignoring the "last updated" date.
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I think that this is probably a universal opinion.  This is certainly one of my favorite episodes, with a brilliantly acted, and touching story.
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Westboro actually showed. Standing on the corner of Tudor and 36th at the UAA sign. Small counter protest going on, but not nearly enough.
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