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  1. 4 points
    Cyberdawn

    RIP

    Thank you xpor1. I am not active on the forums, but from whatever little I saw, you were one of the sincere people who had Mike's best interest at heart. Thank you for being there for him. Mike's core was and is, a gentle soul who felt deeply. When he love, he loved deeply and freely. He really cared for those in real life and on line. When one of you are hurting, he was hurting with you. When one of you are doing well and happy, he was happy with you. I still weep for him on a daily basis from missing him. He was my pillar of strength. Just having him with me gave me courage to be better. Even though he is not physically with me any more, I still feel his presence and the warmth he exuded when he's happy and content. He had endured much hardship in his life, but he never gave up on love. Love for his family, Love for his friends, Love for fishing. Please don't ever forget Mike. When we are forgotten, it's like as if we never existed.
  2. 4 points
    Cyberdawn

    RIP

    Thank you everybody for the condolences. I miss my husband dearly and am having a really hard time dealing with his passing. Thank you for remembering him fondly. He was loved when he was alive and he is still loved now that he is gone. Mike has given me many blessings, especially my children whom are our legacies. I am very lucky and privileged to know him and call him my husband. He had helped defined me to be the person I am today. I will forever miss him and remember him for the lovely and caring person he was. Thank you for letting me know your dreams and hopes and sharing them with me! I LOVE YOU FOREVER MIKE! I miss you with all my heart! If I can do things over again, I would just hold you and tell you how much you mean to me and how you changed my life forever! If I can do it all over again, I will tell you that I love you more often and tell you how strong you are. I will always live with my regrets of not spending more time with you and let life get in the way. I am sorry. I LOVE YOU Mike! Nothing had nor will ever change that!
  3. 4 points
    *angel

    RIP

    My sincere condolences goes out to his wife and family whom he left behind. I am so sorry for your loss. It sure is too early God called him to his side. I will miss him. He was a funny interesting person person. May his soul rest in peace. May God bless u all in this tragic loss.
  4. 4 points
    Scorpion

    RIP

    My Condolences to the Family.. very sorry for your loss
  5. 3 points
    Cyberdawn

    RIP

    RIP my dear husband. You are forever loved and missed. We will see each other again one day when my time on this earth comes to an end. I love you always!
  6. 3 points
    ELPASSO

    RIP

  7. 3 points
    ELPASSO

    RIP

    http://youtu.be/3V69g_Egjn0
  8. 3 points
    ELPASSO

    RIP

    Time Is like a River, You cannot touch the Same water twice. Because the flow That has passed Will never pass again. Enjoy every Moment Of your Life.
  9. 3 points
    Cyberdawn

    RIP

    Thanks for posting the video tup. Even though this is not his best video, I am more than happy to see it. Keeps his memory alive. He was an amazing guitar player and an amazing singer. Videos does not do him justice. We are all richer for knowing you Mike! I LOVE YOU! Life sometimes get in the way and we loose sight of all the love that surrounds us. I am forever grateful for you being in my life!
  10. 3 points
    ELPASSO

    RIP

    my sincere condolences go out to Kal and the kids, this is so sad, Rest In Peace my good friend Mike! I still cant believe this has really happened, you will always be remembered and in our prayers, we already miss your presence and humor, damn! i was hoping to come visit you after i retired to, God Bless You!
  11. 3 points
    tup14

    RIP

    My sincere condolences Cyberdawn as you know Mike was a moderator at my site Crusader Haven and I had made a forum for him to post his music videos and instruct others on how to play........It came a shock to not only myself but to all who knew him as a goodhearted man and a sense of humor that lifted others up and never tore them down. I have known Mike for many many years and we had some great conversations and he always had my back.......I will truly miss him ..if you get a chance please send me a P.M. and I will get you signed in as many there posted their condolences. R.I.P buddy ....tup14
  12. 3 points
    denmaster

    RIP

    My prayers are with you and your family at this time of great sadness. We all remember mike as a funny guy who always had an opinion. HE CAME BY RECENTLY AND WAS GREAT TO SEE HIM. again very sorry for your great Loss Regards Denmaster
  13. 3 points
    RipperJack

    RIP

    My prayers are with you and if you need anything I am here for you.
  14. 2 points
    Cyberdawn

    RIP

    Thank you for this post Passo. Too bad you had never heard him play and sing live. It's so beautiful... videos doesn't do his talent justice. He used to sing this to me when he was in the dog house. My heart just melt when he singed to me. The emotions that he poured into the songs.. guess that's why good artists hurt so much. They feel very deeply.
  15. 2 points
    xpor1

    RIP

    Mikey Mikey Mikey we go back 8 years always crazy, I always looked out for him when got into his crazy mood ..Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed. My condolences Kal to you and the family .
  16. 2 points
    kya100

    RIP

  17. 2 points
    KDDT

    RIP

    So sad to hear the news about mike me and him were good buddies for a long time sense we both like to play the guitar we always had something fun to chat about he will be missed,. i know he loved his family and my heart goes out to them.
  18. 2 points
    ROTTEN

    RIP

    RIP Mike
  19. 2 points
    Cyberdawn

    RIP

    Thank you for your condolences.
  20. 1 point
    tup14

    RIP

    No one at my site knew he was sick! I wish he would have said something about it but then again I don't think Mike wanted anyone feeling bad for him. I know one thing these sites won't be the same without him. You take care sweetheart and trust me it will get better !
  21. 1 point
    MS Celeb contained more than 10 million images. Microsoft has been vocal about its desire to properly regulate facial recognition technology. The company's president, Brad Smith, appealed directly to Congress last year to take steps to manage the tech, which he says has "broad societal ramifications and potential for abuse." Such are the company's concerns that it even blocked the sales of the tech to California police forces. Now, Microsoft is continuing its crusade by quietly deleting its MS Celeb database, which contains more than 10 million images of some 100,000 people. The database was originally published in 2016, described by Microsoft as the largest publicly available facial recognition data set in the world, and used to train facial recognition systems by global tech firms and military researchers. The people whose photos appear in the set were not asked for consent, but as the individuals were considered celebrities (hence the set's name), the images were pulled from the internet under a Creative Commons license. However, MS Celeb -- which was uncovered by Berlin-based researcher Adam Harvey -- also contained images of what FT.com calls "arguably private individuals" such as security journalists and authors. Speaking to the FT.com, Harvey -- who runs a project called Megapixels which reveals details on such data sets -- also says that even though MS Celeb has been deleted, its contents are still being shared around the web. "You can't make a data set disappear. Once you post it, and people download it, it exists on hard drives all over the world," he said. The deletion comes not long after FT.com ran an in-depth investigation on facial recognition technology, and Microsoft's role in it. However, Microsoft explained the data set's deletion to FT.com as a simple matter of protocol. "The site was intended for academic purposes," it said. "It was run by an employee that is no longer with Microsoft." This might explain why the company hasn't been particularly vocal about the move -- internal procedure can't really be considered the same as a bold gesture of public goodwill. Nonetheless, it demonstrates that Microsoft is as committed to legislative adherence as it wants everyone else to be. Source: FT.com
  22. 1 point
    Authentic German Potato Salad Recipe This recipe came from The Gustop Mess Hall Restaurant, which was a famous eating establishment in Berlin Germany from the 1920s through the ‘50s. I ate lunch there almost every day and always ordered the potato salad. 8 servings TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Cook: 20 min. Ingredients 3 pounds medium red potatoes 5 bacon strips, diced 1 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1-1/4 cups sugar 1 cup cider vinegar 3/4 cup water 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley Directions Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 4 tablespoons drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until tender. Stir in the flour, salt, celery seed and pepper until blended. Gradually add the sugar, vinegar and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. slices. Add potatoes and bacon to the skillet; cook and stir gently over low heat until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings. Originally published as German Potato Salad in Country December/January 2006, p51 Nutritional Facts 3/4 cup: 349 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 706mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.