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SNL 40 Proves There Is No God.

The proof was shown on Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show.

Gilda Radner is dead.

Will Ferrell and Dennis Miller are not dead

Ipso facto, res ipsa loquitur, et cetera, yatta yatta yatta.

I rest my case.

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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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February 16, 2015 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

Is Your Password Hanging?

To create a password I chose “Penis”, but my computer told me my password’s too short…

I’ve found a method to help you create a master password that will be sort of like Sarah Palin, i.e., unintelligible to human minds.  O.K., perhaps that should be unpronounceable?

The process to come up with a password which will not be found in any dictionary can be just this simple: think of a song that you know every word of by heart, perhaps one that has some connection to something memorable from your past, and then pick a short phrase from it, i.e. from the Christmas perennial “Jingle Bells” you could choose “In a one horse open sleigh”, words that perhaps could be especially memorable if you were at one point able to get lucky in such a conveyance.

O.K., select the first letter of each word: I A O H O S.

A brief note to spammers, before you waste your time, this is not a password I use or have used, not even close. My song is connected to something far more important in my past (not you, Jennifer), not some public song residue.

Now, depending on the allowable requirement parameters of the site you’ll need this word for, just sprinkle in a few numerals or symbols somewhere between two of the letters. For me as a mnemonic demonstration and to simplify it I’ll use the NUMBER 1 after the WORD “One”, so now I have:  I A O 1 H O S

Once you’ve created one of these master passwords for yourself, to personalize it for each place you want to use it you might want to embellish it a bit my adding some sort of a connective to make it a very inside joke, for example try adding WFB to it if you’re unaware (It was recommended to me that I don’t use the word “stupid” so I won’t) enough to be a Wells Fargo Bank customer, or perhaps you could just use B.O.H.I.C.A. instead.

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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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February 13, 2015 at 2:54 am Leave a comment

Extrapolation 101, Please Be Seated

Hi there Fun-folks, and welcome to extrapolation 101. In today’s class we’ll take a Rashomon style look at the different parts of the same elephant described by blind men, and see if we can somehow tie it them all together.

Blind Elephant examiners

Hey, I think there’s a second tail back here!

1st, on the national news lately there have been stories of how someone of the evil persuasion can via the use of blue tooth or other means capture control of your car if it’s one of the new internet connected variety.

security attacks2nd, on the local (Los Angeles) front, there was yet another carjacker today who was followed by helicopter to the inevitable finish where the perp was taken away after the chase reached the predictible end.

Perp eats pavement

3rd, an hour after the chase ended on that same t.v. I watched a commercial for some model or other of a new Subaru that was shown taking part in one of those controlled crash test where the car’s built in radar sensor having noted an impending crash into a wall ahead sends a signal to an on-board brain which applied the brakes and the car came to a full and safe stop entirely by itself.

car test crash

So, with a little Venn Diagram overlapping we become aware of a potential issue that may show up in our not that distant future wherein an outside source may perhaps take action to override the controls of our car and make it either come to an unwanted stop or, more of an ominous alternative, have the brakes go into the fail mode and the steering makes some interesting decisions about handling the over the side of the cliff route for us.

Что, мне беспокоиться?

Что, мне беспокоиться?

But, there’s yet at least one other potential issue unearthed by using those same factoids. As the story of your interconnected car that’s well wired into the grid also pointed out, your every stop location and duration intuited by data mining is noted along with enough information on your driving habits to cheer up the glummest insurance salesperson.

Why yes honey, I'll be working late at the office...

Hello honey, I’ll be working with my “staff” at the office again tonight…

So, if it should show up on your record that you’ve often stopped near the residence or business that for one reason or another is a “Person or place of interest”, one fine day your car could come to a mysterious stop anytime the local gendarme should want to quiz you a bit.

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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….
FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE CONTAINS COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. I AM MAKING SUCH MATERIAL AVAILABLE IN MY EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF ENVIRONMENTAL, POLITICAL, HUMAN RIGHTS, ECONOMIC, DEMOCRACY, SCIENTIFIC, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES, ETC. I BELIEVE THIS CONSTITUTES A ‘FAIR USE’ OF ANY SUCH COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 U.S.C. SECTION 107, THE MATERIAL ON THIS SITE IS DISTRIBUTED WITHOUT PROFIT TO THOSE WHO HAVE EXPRESSED A PRIOR INTEREST IN RECEIVING THE INCLUDED INFORMATION FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/USCODE/17/107.SHTML.  IF YOU WISH TO USE COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL FROM THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES OF YOUR OWN THAT GO BEYOND ‘FAIR USE’, YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. 

February 10, 2015 at 8:18 am Leave a comment


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