But On The Other Hand……

While I was going through the various settings on my Android phone, I found there was a folder that was called “one handed operation”.

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Those folks at Google must have figured out early on there would (excuse me) come a day that people would often be using their cel phones to visit porno sites, and on those visits many of them would need a (as it were) helping hand to keep things streaming smoothly.

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May 18, 2015 at 1:46 pm Leave a comment

Solutions For Non-Existant Problems?

You may not often hear about a company that is able to fuck up something as simple as a crow bar and then call it progress, but I’ve found Google to be a source of endless unwanted cures for problems that I don’t have under the guise of watching out for my interests, their new browser that was forced on all cel phone users with a mandatory update is a prime example of this, when it’s really all about being yet another new money making scheme for Google.

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I miss those days of “If it’s not broke don’t fix it”

Much like that scariest sentence ever composed, “We’re from the government and we’re here to help you”, their update was, or so they state, designed to help people better organize their incoming email and such, segmenting it into sub categories like “Primary”, “Social”, “Promotions”, “Updates”, and “Forums”, and often also the inclusion of basically spam ads at the top of a list that we’re no longer able to label as SPAM or PHISHING, the only non-satisfying option left to us is to just delete it with no comment.  

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What this all ends up being for me is time wasted going through each box looking to see if perhaps their algorithm has decided for me that something is worthy of being in that section and in another choice they’ve named as “All inboxes” (by the way, my spell check says inboxes is not a correct spelling.) when the previous method of just dropping everything except for known spam into one box and letting me scan through as I saw fit was easy to do. I know I’m not “everyman” and I don’t receive an endless stream of Twitter and FB crap every ten minutes so my needs are my own, but I have no need for some Google Analytic to decide for me what’s social, a promotion, an update, or a forum.

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When there’s nothing in your “Forums” box, this is what you’ll find.

Other than my temporarily getting a facebook account (with no personal information about me, and it will be gone as soon as possible) to enable me to set up a kickstarter campaign for a sitcom I wrote and am producing, I don’t have any need for a “social” sub-section, but it’s not like what is best for me has any real interest to Google.

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May 17, 2015 at 4:32 am Leave a comment

Moving The Republicans Around

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Ron Paul’s minimalist campaigning bus

Please note that from this point forward, all of the republican presidential hopefuls will be transported in the official Republican Greyhound Clown Bus, there’s not a clown car or van that could possibly hold these wackos.

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Mitt Romney’s famous campaign flip flop bus

The question is, who will be the first among them to order Ben Carson to move to the back of the bus? I’m betting it will be the only one with balls, Sarah Palin, who will be on tour in her separate but equal Presidential model Zamboni.

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May 4, 2015 at 7:59 pm Leave a comment

Like Grains Of Sand…..

A story in The Los Angeles Times reported today that scientists have created a Hyper-acurate atomic clock that won’t lose a second in 15 billion years.

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In a related story, I lost 4.5 minutes that I’ll never get back reading that article.

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April 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

Republican Sports Anyone?

The republican party is busy refining their process to select a new “Main Guy” (and what, do you think that a woman would have a chance with them?) for their 2016 presidential campaign, and in doing this they are going to try creating a sporting image for the party. It’s said that for obvious reasons this contest will be known as the “Low Hurdles”.

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Don’t improve performance just lower the bar, it’s the republican way

Because many of their financial funders are said to be not fond of fishing analogies either, they decided to avoid the stigma that calling these candidates “Bottom Feeders” would generate.

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Some consider his passing to be merely a retroactive (very) late abortion

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and / or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as we’ve found, success will have a million parents and failure will be an orphan.
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April 20, 2015 at 12:53 am Leave a comment

California’s So Called Drought And Other Nonsense

Full disclosure, I’ve been a resident of Southern California since 1963 and as such I have watched how the basically unrestricted growth of the metropolitan areas has led them to flow together until there’s pretty much no undeveloped land remaining between them, just one contiguous pile of crap that is rapidly running out of room to expand. Also note that in the process of building these megaliths, the ground must be first rolled and pounded down flat, and then a fair portion of the lot it is covered by the structures themselves and layers of concrete or asphalt in the form of driveways and sidewalks, all of which thereby makes water permeation unlikely if not non existent. This means that any of the rare rainfall we do manage to get here often just flows down into the sewers and then out to the ocean instead of refilling those rapidly dwindling subterranean water tables.

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Surf’s Up!!!

Just a few hours of driving along the 101 and 5 freeways will make it easy to see that there’s just one big megalopolis that extends between the North end of Ventura County to the Mexican border South of the city of San Diego. And, you wouldn’t be far off the mark to soon include the greater Santa Barbara area and points North and East to that pulsing growth that engulfs and devours (Thanks to Mel Brooks for that one) this part of the state.

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So what I’m saying here is that there isn’t really an actual shortage of water, there’s simply a surplus of people, and the demand from the constant new arrivals and the yammering family that they bring with them. Think of the number of citizens who go on daily watering their lawns and how our culture enjoys keeping so many golf course expanses green, along with the occasional Koi pond and those overflowing well chlorinated swimming pools.

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Give a developer an inch and they’ll build a mall

You should also remember that this once was and basically always will be a desert, an artificially enhanced desert if you will, that was never thought to be able to provide enough water to grow so many crops that are then exported away from the residents here. Do a Google search and you’ll be shocked to find out how much water is used to grow almonds and then figure out where that water comes from and who really pays for most of it. Here’s a hint, it’s not the growers or California almond consumers.

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Dive on in, the waters… eh…. gone!

So, what is it that we are actually accomplishing by buying into those non-stop “the sky is falling” terror screeds? The word that pops into my mind is enabling, as in we’re enabling the speculators to take an inch and build a condo, by providing them with an enhanced supply of water that will be legally taken away from other Californians.

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and / or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as we’ve found, success will have a million parents and failure will be an orphan.  Feel free to ignore any ads that are shown below this advisory, I don’t get to choose them and even more sadly, I don’t make a penny off any of them, so in the holy name of capitalism I rebuke and don’t endorse or support any of them, unless of course they’re made of funny stuff…..  P.S., check back for occasional updates and rewrites….
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April 3, 2015 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

Chappie . Want . Sub . Titles

I was one of those who jumped in line to see the new film “Chappie”, and I was very impressed with the visual trickery that’s yet another jump above what director Neill (not a typo) Blomkamp (also not a typo) did on his excellent previous film “District 9″, with perfect CGI effects everywhere.

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Psst, it’s also a misunderstood love story

As for the audio, ummm…. not so much. In fact it must have been a toss up as to leave room for subtitles or  get clean understandable sound, and the winner was, ummm…. some other movie. Recommendation for you? Bring a friend with you that can read lips (or who managed to find a copy of the script on the ‘net).

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Good luck reading my lips….

All things considered, I think I’d rather read Chappie’s lines than listen to what sounds like the winner of the Jar Jar Binks happy voice award competition.

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Not the subtitles I was looking for.

There’s one Mad Max Mutant looking bad guy that got subtitles even though he was speaking nearly English, and because it was understandable for the most part and I was able to follow his dialogue, he stands out for that in this film more than for his evil looks.

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Yes, a walking waterbed, but not exactly the mutant I was thinking of

I read in a review that the very talented Sharlto Copley was the actor who played the robot cop Chappie, which means that he was the one that did the green suit motion capture work to give the CGI folks an example of the mannerisms, excellent ones that I could also imagine Roberto Benigni doing, physical humor that’s seldom done this well.

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Back in his District 9 Pre-Chappie days.

Now, I’ll just need to find a theater that will screen this film in another language and then provide some back to English subtitles so I can follow the (not too complex, actually) plot.

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and / or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as we’ve found, success will have a million parents and failure will be an orphan.
Feel free to ignore any ads that are shown below this advisory, I don’t get to choose them and even more sadly, I don’t make a penny off any of them, so in the holy name of capitalism I rebuke and don’t endorse or support any of them, unless of course they’re made of funny stuff…..
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March 6, 2015 at 11:44 pm Leave a comment

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