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Not New, Won't Stop
All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.
What is the most basic article of faith?
Re: Smoke and Mirrors
No, it's about context, and where you are. I see people all the time futzing with their pockets around police, who, for all they know, could be getting seduced into a shootout. Granted, in a bad or risky neighborhood, police will at the ready if the call is dubious or they have some "bad blood" or revenge types known to live in the call area.
Still, I take your point. I'd rather see -- to the extent possible -- with paired cops that one carries the lethal weapon and acts as backup, and one takes the LTL beanbag shotgun, and takes point in tight areas. A real shotgun might be better, indoors, too, than a 9mm pistol unless it ends up an unlucky case of drugged-up assailants not falling down even after 4 COM, grouped shots. Now, if 3 or more are closing in on someone, and no deadly weapon with reach has been observed, Taze AND beanbag the target.
Maybe Google can get on the good side of cops by making Glass interoperate with insect-sized drones, so Cops get the upper hand, well, for the time being. Of course, it could lead to an arms race, and all users end up jamming the EM spectrum just to beat hasty retreats to regroup with IR gear on the 2nd go around....
Re: Ban 'em, I say... Well, what about HUD?
Earlier, I may have neglected to specifically include emergency responders, besides just stating suitably trained motorists. But, this kind of tech might be useful in the hands of some, and incredibly and unfortunately dangerous in the hands or eyesight of others. Just depends
Now, I imagine if digital feeds or physical periscopes provide high-res detail of an obstruction 10-40 seconds ahead, and records the warnings, and a motorist tactfully esplains it to a cop about to issue a citation, the cop might reverse his/her decision if the warnings appear kewl, timely, useful, and life-saving in the context. It should not be a free ticket to read about traffic crashes or obstructions while moving the vehicle if the info is out of context, soon-expirable, or not along the driver's next-coming leg of transit. Pushing reasonableness too far might re-cement getting that ticket of a moving violation kind.
It would be interesting to see whether such gear, Garmin, Panasonic, Google, etc, gets used in high-rise/tower construction/lifting cranes. I wonder how many licensed/certified crane operator prefer the Mark 1, Mod 0 optical device.
Re: Law seems clear
"Your Honor, I object. Carried is not the same as worn in all circumstances. One may be carrying or wearing a purse. One is not wearing a wallet or billfold if it is in a rear pocket. One wearing a uniform is not actually "carrying it". One mounting his/her partner in a private act, likewise, cannot "carry" said partner on a "single point of contact or failure", either, Your Honor..."
Just saying, hehehehe....
Re: balaclava, shotgun and a crowbar
As with all things, that depends.
In or around 1992, I had a relative who was returning to base, and had a large MagLite under his seat. Base security was doing routine vehicle searches, found his MagLite, and questioned him. Knowing of others who'd been charged with possession of a deadly weapon or similar charges, his response was that ordinary flashlight batteries were not as useful in the dark, and if he got a flat on that long, dark drive to the base, he wanted a better amounnt of lighting in a reasonably small size. The guard/police/sentry hemmed, then returned it to him, then let him proceed on into the base. My relative was certain in his mind that saying, "In case someone tries to assault me or steal my car..." he'd have been charged by the base security on one or more charges.
As for carrying around a baseball bat on the front seat, AFAIK, alone, the bat is a deadly weapon. To lessen or get charges tossed, when no real crime occurred, one had better also be carrying a ball, a glove/catchers' mitt, and other things just to avoid being charged at all.
In some states, here in the USA, a bolo, or any spring-loaded/charged device can become a deadly weapon, and one can be charged if it is in possession during a fight. So, it never hurts to be a tad bit wary or paranoid of what one carries around ordinarily vs special needs. Plumbers or others with big heavy, weaponizable tools probably have less to worry about than somone unable to demonstrate a need to carry around a 15" wrench or mallet, especially if the one carrying has a past with police.
BTW, I once was speeding, and legitimately received a ticket. I felt shitty, and after the patrolman took down another speeding motorist, I thanked him for ticketing me.
As far as I remember, I have not seen that citation ever appear on my driving record. Just one example of around 3 times I avoided citations in the USA. Even in Canada, I avoided a citation, too. Be plausible or honest, polite, and perfunctory, and show some remorse, not indignation. Taking the high ground with/against a cop is usually a way to guarantee a citation and fine, and a way to risk increased infraction items listed.
I don't know the play by play of her citation, but the Glass-wearing motorist either had a citing cop who had a rough day, didn't understand Glass, or she failed to convince him/her it was not operating, or somewhere along the line took the high ground, cementing the delivery of the ticket to the traffic citations department. It is NOT true that once a ticket is written it MUST be turned in. Cops are allowed some leeway, but piss them off and you get NONE (or see it retracted) even if you were initially worthy of the leeway..
Re: What will CA and the courts do when prescription Glass arrives?
Can you not decipher the term "ordinary motorists"? Why did you leap that my example of fighter pilots meat to exclude specially-trained users or motorists when I allowed for such teained persons to be allowed a special exemption? As things are, MOST ordinary motorists can barely drive safely without commiting some actionable infraction of the vehicle code. Even plain optial wear takes rime adjusting to, and motorists newly adjusting to eyeglasses could statistically be found in incidents due to lack of adjustment to eyewear, especially when windows, pillars, and items on the dash and rear deck may be involved. I am not trying to be snarky or condescending. I myself earned 13 tickets n under 6 years though two of them were due to corrupt cops or CHP. Still, I managed to clean up my act and since 2000 have not had a single actionable offense levied upon me. None involved alchohol, substances, or racing others, nor reading maps, either.
What will CA and the courts do when prescription Glass arrives?
Reportedly, Google is in talks to produce prescription Glass in or by 2014:
As for the cited driver, if the police would have run a court order to the signal provider, and if the GPS information shows the device was either OFF or at least not deliving live, distracting footage, and if diagnostics on the device (assume the device was seized or if remote telemetry is available in the abscence of seizure) was not running locally-displayed content, then why the court case at all?
Besides going after drivers wearing Google Glass, why not crack down on drivers wearing earbuds in BOTH ears. I have since 1992 or so known that even then it was illegal to be driving and be wearing or having inserted TWO earbuds. It was in the CVC (California Vehicle Code) back then and I presume it still applies today. I've never driven with two earbuds in, and avoided doing so with one, just to avert issues. But, equally bad, considering the intent of the code, was drivers blasting music so loudly that it would be impossible for such a motorist to be aware of emergency sirens or other sounds of warning in the audio spectrum.
Nowadays, drivers are tooling around with the even-more-sound-damping/dampening earbuds, the rubbery, expanding types that are good enough to replace sleepers' ear plugs in some cases. Why not crack down on drivers wearing a SINGLE, sound-damping earbud?
Better yet, why not emergency-promulgate a law stating that police sirens activated within 500 feet of vehicles have an ability to temporarily block some features of such devices as Glass and mobile phones when the device is on and in a moving motor vehicle? It might require such drivers to PIN-activate their devices or airplane-mode them as legal safety to try to prove their devices are not involved in driving incidents, and to help reduce the risk of motorists having their devices seized. But, some card-carrying rights activitst as well as anti-rights forces would all have something to say against such technology, even if all it would do would be to scribe crawler/message into the view of the worn Glass devices.
Ordinary motorists operating their vehicles while wearing Glass can NEVER, EVER be trusted to be as skilled as fighter pilots, specially trained vehicle/aircraft handlers, and others. So, neigher Google nor other advocate can DARE sanely try to posit such an idea, no matter how well they think they've tuned up their interfaces.
Still, +1 for the motorist on her apparent proof that her device was turnd off. That apparent fact renders her Glass device no more distracting to her than cheap sunshades. Probably no worse than teaser earbuds (of the 1990s kind) with the audio jack clipped off and the buds incapable of delivering a legally-prosecutable distraction to a motorist or cyclist.
Edit: appended (but did not edit the above):
And, -1 for speeding! Speed, in many cases, especially when negligently used, KILLS, MAIMS, or DESTROYS! Speeding in any area -- schools zone, or desert, is costly. First responders still must respond even if she crashed or rolled over in a desert or dry/barren mountainside.
Sounds like they BONE-OBO species needs to
BONE-UP on its sir-vive-ulllll skillz.
But, don't refer them to District 9... Wickers might be accused of "interspecies prostitution".... Hehehehe...
Maybe the US government has some cash on hand (despite the sequester) to fund a study "On the understanding of the use of human-originated, electrically-powered and end-ducer powered, hand-held Bone-Obo-suitable vibratory, vulvacular-stimulating devices"
Maybe "Lesko" will scream that there exists a US Research Grant sum for that?
Re: interesting enough story but.... "Where is that
FRAKKIN' EYE", asks one of the Final Five on the Algae Planet. Thank the Lords of Kobol that this discovery was made.
Another way to bring down Cisco is TBN...
Or, "Thought-Based Networking"
But, that will require "switching brains" and maybe some teleportation.
Imagine, though, if Cisco quietly went into the "teleportation" (data and cellular and DNA) research field....
Imagine a Cisco Transporter putting someone into a pattern buffer, then throttling the subject, subjecting it/him/her to SOS, QOS, an other stream management. Would then result be equal to the origina, quantum or otherwise?
By the way, if by chance BSG TRS were more relevant than the Bible
Then, in the future, we'll probably see offshoots of our species, less mixed with prehistorics of our planet. Per BSG TRS, Galactica left behind on at least TWO planet some number of personnel and equipment (tho no specified equipment in dialog). On top of that, despite the Cylon Hybrid claiming complete destruction of the colonies ("The colonies of Man lie tampled at our feet", more or less), for episodic/dramatic reasons, there were survivors on Caprica, people left behind on New Caprica, people abandoned in space, and unaccounted-for humans captured or experimented on, not to mention the possibility of Cain's civilian fleet having a few ships jump away as soon as they realized (if they had the chance or time) that Cain was stripping ships of their FTLs. Of course, any escapees would have to luckily jump away repeatedly, too far from, and time-wise uneconomical for Cain to pursue them. AND, they'd have to be luckier at landing on a planet better than an algea planet on whatever jumps they could do with limited fuel.
Ahh, yes, it seems to me that even tho the BSG writers are accused of (and admitting) making up stuff as they went along, some of it nicely retroactively fits like puzzle pieces intentionally left out. If taken literally, they'd make a little more sense than most Bibles/Testaments seem to. I'd LOVE to be found linked to Hera or Cylon DNA. Maybe, if not killed or inadvertently stuck down, I might live to reach age 133, with a little help along the way.
Theoretically, this could in 5 or 8 years help BSG re-download the way STTNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT sprang up, though as franchises, not as alt-timeline spawns, per se.
How criminal or illegal would it be
For an indignant, factually-non-criminal to say, "If I catch whoever is planting trojans, spyware, and remote controls on my devices, I will put a "capture and 1-leg-break/6-finger-mangle" bounty on YOU, your boss, and you next two suborninates" if said person could demonstrate an ability to find, out, and display the suspected exploits his/her devices?
All of this has
Happened before, and alll of this will happen again.
After all, Deanna's model spawned Xena when the. last Deanna got sick and tired of being chased by Cavil's forces, and before that, having her head bashed in by a chunk of concrete, hehehehe.
Some that DNA bombshell may be from Hera Agathon....
SINthetic Ahhhpuurrrchur at the back of the device?
I can see the aftermarket 'dresss-up' wigs and other kit being sold in the immediate release days, now that the thing will be "squeezable"..
Brings back memories of "Don't SQUEEZE the Charmin'"
To make sure there is no revisionist historian activity, for the moment, "applegasm" has nothing to do with fondling, stroking, or attempted impregnation of one's curvy slab... YET... But, when it DDOES, we'll REALLLLLLY see a new rise i the meaning of the term "grew legs"....
Now, with embedded byros and accels, Apple can clandestinely beat microsoft to the LCSW and sex therapy industry..... purrrrrrf*ct...
Maybe RealDolls will be produced with AppaRoo pouches for the benefit of those trying to fondle their slab while gripping the ab... SO THIS explains all those "cat" and feline project names, purrrrf*ctt...
Short of time travel with precision so as to not preempt one's own existence
It will not be possible to have said heads delivered on platters or platens...
But, when time T-ravel IS possible, time will face UN-ravel because in the past, there were calls for the heads of others to be DE-livered on platters.
Thus, such an event will be made.. "unpossible".... All sorts of other unpossibilities will be "unpossibilized".
Now, if only someone would put that kind of effort into
A user-friendly, ease-of-use front-end such as the likes of Lotus Approach, but the the power of Alpha 5.
Oh, wait ... that level of ease of use would gut the support industry and seminars and convention center industry by 50%
Maybe Google should have taken over the deliveries...
Then, Google's vehicles could have in google font "!WE! Deliver for you... Umm, THEM!"
Anyway, this scheme (positive and perjorative meanings implie) is probably just a wet bandaid beneath a damaged sieve to stave off release of even more disorienting hemhorraging of money. All the local courier companies in the US put together probably could collectively, and with less union bs, deliver more efficiently.
In around 5 or 10 more years, when the younger generations -- if not willing to mail-order -- personally shop and refuse to lick stamps and drop snail mail in letter boxes, the USPS will implode, once and for all. Well, unless Congress or some other entity stea.. umm, taxes from the taxpayers $22 trillion in the "Keep the USPS Alive for National Security and Stimulus Package with Riders, Clauses, and other *es"...
Maybe we'll be delivered a "reach around" as a courtesy?
I better not brag of having friends among the Xindi...
Otherwise, I'd have to ask Silik and Daniels to return me some favors in this timeline.
Anyway, now, these cretins in these organizations will just willy-nilly cause just about anyone to distrust everyone else with all their cracking.
Maybe even employers that are SMART will just start firing their best sysadmins randomly, changing out their equipment randomly, and, if even SMARTER, collect forensics and IMMEDIATELY publish the suspected code. Maybe world tech companies will go Open Source due to gov spying. Po-li-tic justice? We'll see.
When will it end?
Next time, he'll compel her to put into writing that it is ok to instead pummel her with boxes of Morton Salt and dozens of packages of Energizers.
It truly WOULD be "a salt and battery" charges, but at least it won't be an electrical device if the components have no capacity for capacitance.
A side benefit of gettting her to agree in writing is that she will will be charged each time she resists a rest.
Now, if she decides to engage in a bit of variance with variants, she can shove in series some of those batteries and a bit of salt and give his a$$ some TRUE END DUCT ANTS, hahahha. Or would one of them face CON DUCT Dance?
Butt, that would lead to a leaded case of serous and serious co-deep-end-dance as one or both of them waddle to emerge intsy room to undergo pre-discharge procedures.
Ba da bing... Bzzzzt....
Floating combat barge
Linked via the cloud.
Probably has a few more set up with bridge and CIC/composite task force commander suites, not for just titillating the USN, but other navies, too.
Might be an attempt to influence the future shipalts to the Zumwalt or other cruiser/destroyer types...
And, the FIFTH horseman is...
They're not on the list of the 4, so, this set of beings are among the "final five", hehehe...
Or, maybe, the other 4 already INCLUDE politicians? IIRC, politicians can in the news be found to be associated with those 4 horseriders...
In that case, they can be seen as the Dark MALE Alliance.... No offense to the Dark Mail...
Hoe (lose your toolshed because the warrant presumes prostitution)
Ho (lose your freedom if your real surname is Ho)
Slavedriver (be accused of running a sweatshop)
And, to think that courts have power to allow judges to destroy or grant motions based on specificity...
Re: seizure means ALL your assets
And, on top of that, there should be a standing body that is charged with sole responsibility to collect and forensically validate or invalidate the claims of infringing material BEFORE the judge allows the case forward, so that the plaintiff, especially those being pure dicks, cannot financially destroy the defendant.
It is interesting that here we can read of the agedness of the code Thuen and team used, but that the court, as seemingly backward, destructive, and frightening as it appears and may be proven to be, is allowing (or appears to be allowing) fast-track destruction of a defendant.
Still, worse, these dangerous, insensitive judges in the court system are allowing and forcing redefinition of hackers. The software community, too, seemingly is not making bold strides to reassert the difference between blackhats and whitehats.
INT WTF is that forum smoking? Please, give me some so I can de-discombobulate...
INT WTF is that forum smoking? Please, give me some so I can de-discombobulate...
"The forum’s response, we're told, was thus: a cease-and-desist request demanding written assurances from Johnson that he “will no longer promote the purchase of a community vendor ID or product IDs for sale, transfer, or use by a third party”. It also apparently told him to “delete all references to the USB-IF, VIDs and PIDs for transfer, resale or sublicense from your website and other marketing materials”."
Sounds like that not-for-profit is going through a pre-apoplectic fit, asking him to retract his request lest he gain traction or give ideas that will become unstoppable ideas the not-for-profit gatekeeping entity cannot withstand.
If that is true, if the forum really said that, then I hereby hurl at it words of utter contempt and venom and vile that cannot even yet be formulated in the only language I can speak (English). And, if that forum indeed asked the petitioner to remove from his OWN SITE the ideas and requests he is seeking, then that forum is indeed deserving of the utmost in competition.
Maybe, to jar them out of their entrenched position, someone needss to make a "shim" into which other products would fit. Then, a maker or small-run devices need only LABEL his/her product, etc in a code, and embed an image of the product so that the consumer or prosumer can readily identify it by burned-in identifying and image information. And, if a maker of short-run devices can, then he/she should make it "writable" to the extent that consumers/prosumers can assign their OWN asset tag or property information for their own inventory/asset purposes. That can "disambiguify" what device is what. If a series of them can be daisychained, then color-coding or labeling them would be necesssary anyway, especially if in a rat's nest arrangement in a dozen or more.
Some entities are frackin cozy-comfy cock-blocking gatekeepers that get a little too powerful and need a boot or a booting. AS I SEE THINGS, he is not making an unreasonable request. If it happens to upset or disturb an entity/not-for-profit that would see its business model implode from legit competition (not made-up, politicial or vindictive competition backed by destructive levels of backing), then too bad.
This sounds as contentious (to some) as ICANN or other entities gatekeeping and selectively billing for various extensions to the Internet.
Then, some legislator or DA will call it "Preverse", and then another will amend it to be "Perverse", and then, THEY will say, "nuf said", and we STILL will be on the perverse, loosing and losing end.
Well, I'm thinking dark/too far ahead permaturely and prematurely, hehehehe...
I misnamed the character. It wasn't "Butch", to whom Julius was speaking. Also, lest the gov hounds mistake me for inciting insurrection or some planet-busting event, the stuff I posted in semi-discombobulation is to be taken in relative context to the lopsidededness of the implications of basic silencing of software developers.
Besides, whatever happened to "innocent until proven guiltly" in the USA? Moreover, what gives the Court the right to unilaterally reassign the meaning of "hacker" to a term meant to fast track the discontinuation of legitimate, non-crime-involved hackers/developers from proudly, legitimately calling themselves 'hackers' should they choose to.
In this case, I wholly back Apple if it goes to trial with $500M in laywers to stomp and squish this heinous piece of misguided legislations/judiciary wordplay, if indeed, again, the press has not misstated words in an attempt to currry vibrant news discussion in forums.
"'What' ain't no WORD I ever heard of. Do they speak 'what' where you come from?"
"You said you started this out with the 'best of intentions'.... WHAT does Marcellus Wallace look like?"
"I said, 'What does Marcellus Wallace LOOK LIKE?'"
"Well, he's Black."
"Does he look like a bitch?"
.... More 'whats'...
"'What' ain't no WORD I ever heard of. Do they speak 'what' where you come from?"
"EEEEGLISH, mothe**Eer! ENGLISH!"
"Say 'WHAT' again! I DARE you. I DOUBLE-DARE you, mothe*&%#er!"
Someone needs to play the Samuel L. Jackson Character to the Butch Character on the contemptuous use of "hacker" instead of "cracker". Well, that is, assuming the press hasn't screwed this up, again.
OTOH, in the USA, the use of the term "cracker" doesn't go over very well politically, as historically, in contemptable US historical race relations, "cracker" long ago was a racially derogatory term slured at whites by blacks or others mistreated by or seriously disliking of certain or all of whites.
So, for those of you outside of the USA and deprived of this criticial distinction, you may now be let in on why the USA mainstream PC, namby-pamby press is reticent to or wary of using the term "cracker", even though it was, in the context of computer programming, most likely coined by a USA Caucasian software developer or co-opted by one from another used not tied to race relations.
And now, a measly, pliant, word-munging US district court is threatening to imperil developers the world over because of "minor semantics".
Hacker v Cracker
Hackers HACK, because they "get it", they take it apart.
Crackers CRACK, because they inappropriately access systems they are not permitted to.
That was how I was taught to distinguish the act and the terms. We were taught about "blackhats" and "whitehats".
These idiotic, STUPID bureacrats are destroying the terminology and imperiling millions who LEGITIMATELY are hackers, but not crackers.
WTF should anyone acknowledge the legitimacy of a district court or ruling if it cannot with better precision distinuguish UP FRONT the people it will prosecute, instead of fucking around with time-honored industry terminology.
INT WTF. I support legitimate HACKERS, not illegitimate CRACKERS. I'm neither a "hacker" nor a "cracker" -- I cannot program or do anything dangerous or illegal with the code. Nor am I a lawyer, but, in this case, DOJ/State/Fed lega "experts" just do not "get" it. WAFS.
Come after me. I DARE you -- I DOUBLE DARE you.
Word to the wise of you justices -- go back to the sysadmin schools and ask the curriculum creators, the instructors, and the industry pros.
Re: Star Trek game... That Episode was "The Game"
This might interest some:
But, La Forge's VISOR is less apparent as a futuristic eyepiece of today. Maybe the hair barette anecdote is a hamper to it?
Re: And the building has a natural stone door!
What. Where? In the floor, like in Blade? With vampires and dogs champing at the bit(t) to bite ankles? Hehehehe.
Watch for new patent: We claim on *large capuses having a large concentric building, surrounded by city dwellers in codos providing an array of soothing services (nail trimming, hair washing, therapeutic rubbing of various types), with massive gates around the main campus perimeter, all involving interlocking and interlocuting gates....
Re: If you came here tonight in support of the project please stand up
Except, maybe, at ball parks when a national anthem of a country is going....
Maybe it is down INTENTIONALLY
So that the major intel agencies of the world can synchronize their warez... Maybe a few weeks ago a private bug report outed some of the major ones?
Embed unique didgitized ID..
Scan the retina, fingerprints, and sphinter.
Embed the checksum into a chip on the phone.
Now, if the thieves want to make use of stolen phones, they'll have to take the victims, too....
What kind art thee?
Deep-ending on one's provider could lead to rep-er-cussions of:
What kind art thee?
Do tell when thee cometh out of the blender, heheheh....
Fell and busted its ankle?
But, it LOOKS like it was tethered.
Maybe they should have built a cushioned sumo wrestler ring around its programmed dance box, hehehhe. Or, maybe they should have endowed it to stand on its apparently non-present "third leg"?
Re: Narcissism... Nihilism...
And, when they dispense with us or enslave us, and then improve self-reproduction, they can take any form they want. That's something WE cannot do, well, not yet, hahaha....
"The Cloud" is just transparent tubes
Where data is really stuck.
Sometimes, it seems like smoke and mirrors trying to re-jumpstart the "next tech boom", and most of the stuff of the past 15 years has seemed like a wet/lubed pulley jumping and skipping more than hauling everyone forward
But, hey, if it creates jobs, andn some of the money trickles down to the poor service workers, then I will not be tooooo harsh....
Beer, because I'd sur love to have a Hite right about now...
Re: No surprise there then Skein is probably an appropos term
In 2000, a company that gobbled up my company had thousands of permutations of its own products to only a few hundred of our own, yet, we produced more income quarterly. They nevertheless took to destroying our Vantive database developed in-house, which required all of TWO devs, the senior dev and a friend of mine I helped get hired into the company. An Orca development team ended up planting tthemselves on the manufacgturing floor, in an office that soon grew to around 20 imported devs, probably living 4 or 8 to an apartment meant for 4 people, or maybe they were just living in their own digs.
So, lets, see: Vantive, with a robust customer support and pain index build into the database, with a vastly deep and easy way to dashboard trouble tickets, for less than a few hundred thousand over a 5 or so year period, vs Oracle, costing MILLIONS in the first year to two of acqisition.
I guess, to be fair to Oracle, it depends on the size of your project, and how big the ego of the CEO is and the amount of "insurance" is needed for the project. By all rights, that Orca team's database should have been built in Vantive, not the other way around. Especially since the in-meeting comparisions and dev delays led to the Orca team causing or feeding into vocifious, vicious in-meeting fights. An example: in Vantive, we had a "to-do" and "customization request" tab at the end of the tabs strips. Any dev or tech support rep encounting an issue with the way the db or interface worked during a tech call could be documented ON THE FLY while it was stil fresh in the mind. Not so with the Orca implementation. They deconstructed every last fucking form and other view, and reduced the global views to mere panels able to hold two to 8 fields, burying access behind myriad access controls, as if the CEO wanted to hide the BOMS and product tiers. Trouble callss that took our subsumed techhies 4-6 minutes to initiate, document, RMA, and log out in Vantive ended up in Orca'ss balleen sieve taking 8-15 minutes, grinding down tech and client.
Sigh. I hope Oracle has improved since 2000/2001. Not good to build a tech database that defies drill-down, overview, and cross-comparison of cases meant to arrive at rapid resolution and fix suggestion just because someone wants to "homogenize" the support infrastructure.
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Re: That's handy... No, that's "handomatic", if you will...
No, that's "handomatic", if you will... Would give a whole new meaning to "it's all in the wrist", tho the flick of the wrist by an ape/monkey/gorilla against a human could be fatal...
Now, just encode syncopation, rock, music, and more, and you can have a Riverdance of Rhesus... Maybe Rhesus Piecesus in a quarted, or octet, hahaha...
What is that saying, from the pre-80's? "Given an infinite number of typewriters and an infinite number of chimpanzees, eventually, you'll get 'War and Peace'", hahaha.
Well, now, given a finite amount of code, and a fine night of a chimpanzee, and you can have one crank out infinite duplicates of 'War and Peace', albeit, that will be some SERIOUSLY fucked up monkey business.
I wonder if chimps and monkeys could get carpal tunnel syndrome, or RMI.
With proper stimuli, these would be hellatious "shock troops". Any army facing these in the form of gorillas had better prepare for 'gorilla warfare' by arriving with AP and willie pete and some shotgun-prox M19 frag, lest they be up against Colorado-based Army controllers and (ch)Air Force drones flying resupply drones for the thick-chested drones, hahaha....
Monkey business willl soon enter a new era of mon(k)ey business...
Until social sites in draconian fashion force the display of a true, verifie mugshot (think South Korean mandatory real ID in order to do just about ANYthing on the Internet), why all the bruhaha over face pics? Only those with REAL photos need worry. Well -- only they, so long as Google does not compel using verified, real faces. Right now, even fb is not forcing it
Next Step: applied to other illnesses?
Next Step: applied to other illnesses?
I wonder whether some enterprising student or researcher is thinking about Mordok:
And wondering whether this discovery/application can be used for deliving non-lethal levels of oxygen in stages to various parts of the human body for the purposes of killing HIV in reservoirs. As I understand things, the reservoirs are difficult to find. But, if I can assume they are in places where blood flows (well, is it safe to assume I can exclude bone/marrow areas where blood might not flow easily), and if specific inhalants such as the e-cigs could be used, then an infected or non-infected person could inhale once or twice an hour as a treatment or as a pre-exposure prophylactic/laxis...
But, the Benzite liquid inhalant approach might be cumbersome. Coincidentally, Benzites seem blue, and the e-cigs have -- iirc-- a brand or model of "blue"...
Well, maybe there someday will be standard phrases for intoxicant and hallucinogen: Intoxigen, and hallucinocant...
Re: @Adam T Shipping Container/ISO of word processors
A DATABASE application.
Lock down the style, permitted formats, and more.
Force the users to enter text into text fields.
Allow them to see the prospective finished product in a view tab or print preview callup. Tell them, "YOU, text. Someone else, graphics. Someone else, layout czar. Someone else, attribution and references and bibliography verification..."
Besides, revisions could be in the form of drop-down items in a table. Need to recall a previous entry or contribution? Check the database. At least a databse would be the equivalent of making the wild west of spreadsheets more managable.
Once all the approved submissions are tagged and the non-wanted submissions/edits are flagged as suppressed, the concatenation could then be almost instant, so long as the top-most entries are those being performed on. I do this in Lotus Approach. It's a fairly simple database app, and it is great for prototyping things. Word processors' days could be numbered if databases had word processor features.
Just my two cents.
Re: Give me WordPro
WordPro's sections and divisions, and "Special Views" are really nice. Years ago, when Star Office became OpenOffice.org, and Oo.o was canvassing input, I urged them to mimic WordPro vice MS Word. Of course, it is obvious they never even bothered to look at LWP for ideas. Just because ms has the most inertia does not validate cloning it and ignoring Lotus WordPro.
WordPro's interface, to me, STILL trumps all the other word processors in terms of balance of features, crispness in the GUI, and reasonable stability. Even the WYSIWYG in print preview and in the Special Views, man, hard to beat.
Unfortunately for WordPro, IBM, as I understand, as well as Lotus SmartSuite, will go unsupported circal Nov 2014. Apparently, nobody is picking it up. If anyone does, I hope it is not for the purposes of shutting it down.
Re: I'm a little confused...
Maybe the rest of us are confused because we probably did not hear El Zucko put it as succinctly as you did. Maybe he did, and maybe I should read his blog. But, if he did NOT say it in so many ways, then maybe he IS being disingenuous, and just really out to destroy privacy/closed-group comments/sharings one way or another.
Am I missing something?
Re: Paranoia.. A Saying
"Just because I'm PARAnoid doesn't mean they're NOT out to get me."...
Oh, don't be so harsh on NSA and GCHQ... They're only a lad...
Oh, don't be so harsh on NSA and GCHQ... They're only a lad...
If I had to pin a theme song on the pair, and fuse them, and all the others, into one body, this song might be apt, or mostly apt....
"Only a lad, you really can't BLAME HIM
Only a lad, SOCIETY MADE HIM...
It's NOT his fault THAT he CAN'T BEhave
SoCIEty MADE him GO asTRAY...
PERhaps in TIME he'll GO aWAY"
Bargepole? How bout a honey baster?
Buy into one of those "agent" apps the USAF and other countries' secretive agents use, and set up 500 personas, and get 500 new email addresses, and CREATE for yourself 500 friends, family members, acquaintances, fans, stalkers, and ex relations.
Then, automate the thing to "astroturf" your profile.
However, you'd have to be REALLY, REALLY good at keeping the NSA from informing fb that your 500 aliases are aliases. Or, maybe, fb will tip off the NSA.. Wait, I've had a sneaking suspicion that Zuck is the worse-than-Gates-before-age-25, and he did something SOOOOO egregious that his only "get-out-of-jail-free" card was a promise to Hoover up all the worlds's personas as best as and as fffffast as he could, and, hence, hwallah! Facebook.
Anyone coming up with a fb program and getting startup funding could probably commit murder (real or figuratively) in multiple countries and be, as in BAD (Big Audio Dynamite), be "wanted in 14 counties...." and STAY out of jail by supplicating to the NSA, GCHQ, Mossad, Qudz, KNIS, etc, and make billions of dollars in income (real or imputed), and get to go to work in a hoodie instead of at-that-level-of-income business-suitable (wait, anyone "worth" a few billions can go to work in a diaper, tutu, or immersion suit, right?)
FYE (For Your Entertainment):
"Wanted in fourteen counties of this State, the condemned is found guilty of crimes of murder, armed robbery of citizens, state banks and post offices, the theft of sacred objects, arson in a state prison, perjury, bigamy, deserting his wife and children, inciting prostitution, kidnapping, extortion, receiving stolen goods, selling stolen goods, passing counterfeit money, and contrary to the laws of this State, the condemned is guilty of using marked cards...Therefore, according to the powers vested in us, we sentence the accused before us, Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez ('Known as The Rat') and any other aliases he might have, to hang by the neck until dead. May God have mercy on his soul. Proceed." (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; "Known as The Rat" was uttered by Eastwood.)
Definitely one of the most entertainingly structured, proper-USA-English, spaghetti-western-to-moder-times-survivable sentences I've read, and I still quite enjoy it immensely having first heard it in 1984, thanks to some surfer shipmates. GODS, BAD is so GOOD and FUN!
To fully enjoy it, listen to it in the context of Big Audio Dynamite's interspersal of it in the song, and, if you have time, listen to the whole casse... Ummm, CD/audio file of the release. A really enjoyable, fun piece of music. (Having said that, while you're at it, take a time trip and listen to Oingo Boingo from the 80's, too, especiallyt "Nasty Habits" ("TAKE the PHONE off, SHUT the DOOR,
"Nasty habits, nasty habits Do you like to romp and play by yourself when they're away Nasty affair what do I care Do you peek at magazines filled with doggies and leather queens Nasty habits, nasty habits Tell me your secrets that no one should hear Whisper them softly into my ear I won't tell, I won't tell
People act so proper when they're going 'bout their business Cup of coffee, lfriendly conversation 'Til they get home, 'Til they get home
TAKE the phone off, lock the door and shut the curtains Make sure that the neighbors are without suspicion No one will know No one will know Nasty habits I must condone No one knows what I do when I'm all alone "
Re: Facebook and I have a special privacy agreement
Moke and Smirrors
The other day, in a section about databases, I asked a few questions. Within an hour or less than 4 hours, i received in my gmail a very tailored databases-related (more than previous ones) damned near blatantly trying to address the very stuff I posted. It didn't feel creepy or surprising, except that it makes me wonder whether:
-- The Register heaped the gist of my comment over the wall, or
-- A db marketer paid to get my email address in order to send me a targeted (informative, but uninvited, more or less) email, or
-- Whether Google is trawling The Register and then taking it upon itself to direct companies at me and at other users
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