Sad number game
Wherever there is a singular focus on money as a primary measure of value, everyone loses.
285 posts • joined 8 May 2012
Wherever there is a singular focus on money as a primary measure of value, everyone loses.
Beyond stupid. Fuck off right now.
It's the CIA - you weren't REALLY expecting any authenticity, were you?
Beer because it's more satisfying
I tried a few & settled on an app called "Find Any File" which i find quicker & more convenient than spotlight. Very flexible, and has helped me do a comprehensive delete of apps & ALL their associated files that some uninstaller apps and Spotlight have missed.
I've always been suspicious of spotlights need to 'index' drives in order to search them. I've always used 3rd party search apps that seem far more able than spotlight, & deliver more comprehensive & useful results (for me at least).
"The US government blames North Korea for the attack..."
Is there room for another reg. measurement standard? Because I'd like to suggest a measure to help gauge the veracity of US intel/enforcement agencies' accusations of guilt based on flimsy to no supporting evidence.
This unit should be known as the 'bollock' (abbr: BOLX). The degree of BOLX detected could be prefixed with the standard indicators mega, giga, tera, etc, For example the current FBI accusation against the Norks could be a benchmark of ... hmmm... maybe 1 gigaBOLX?
Your thoughts, people.
So the FBI 'claims' that the Norks hosed Sony & have supporting evidence to back up said 'claim', but are unable to reveal it for ...what? ... "reasons of national security" - that old chestnut again?
Please stop jerking off in front of the public & just fuck off, already.
Sony gets a bucketload of free, workable publicity (good & bad, spin doctors to massage) on the cusp of releasing what is, in essence, an inconsequential, and (realistically) puerile movie. No consequences likely for those whose decision-making enabled the conditions that led to the resultant security mess.
USA gets an excuse to start rattling it's sabres at a hopelessly outgunned nation, while fostering every reason to impose both interior & exterior sanctions (possibilities - increased surveillance, promotion of IT restrictions/control, the WMD scenario again, just off the top of my head), without really having to prove their accusations in any substantial form.
A sad, sorry & entirely unnecessary fuck-up of an incident.
Cynical? Moi? Absolutely!
... oops - quick, blame everyone else!
and ... I still don't care.
...but does it blend?
...the less secure i feel.
Sure... now bend over & grab your ankles.
That thought has crossed my mind - however, when the FBI & Obama are part of the PR campaign, I have to temper my cynicism (a little).
Someone's had far too much coffee today!
If that means not making anymore overblown and underwhelming movies, I won't be upset.
The collective heads of Sony Pictures are as stupid, selfish, short-sighted and negligent as you think they are.
(Just thinkin' out loud...)
Proof not prevarication, facts not finger-pointing. I have a healthy distrust of the political incumbents of any nation, but mostly (these days) the merkins - any response that starts with the basic premise "because we said so..." just doesn't cut it. Hard evidence, please.
noun: ponce; plural noun: ponces
1. derogatory an effeminate man.
2. a man who lives off a prostitute's earnings.
verb: ponce; 3rd person present: ponces; past tense: ponced; past participle: ponced; gerund or present participle: poncing
1.live off a prostitute's earnings. "he was arrested for poncing on the girl"
2. seek to obtain (something) without paying for it or doing anything in return. "I ponced a ciggie off her"
Just for the sake of clarification - make your own conclusions!
a) Who the hell comes up with these ridiculous valuations?
b) The investors are either incredibly canny (inside knowledge, financial jiggery-pokery) or incredibly stupid (good old blind greed) to bet on this company - I'm leaning toward the latter.
"We urge you to pass the bill, which both protects national security and reaffirms America's commitment to the freedoms we all cherish,"
Translation - "We've identified what you're doing as a revenue stream with massive potential - we can do it more surreptitiously, please hand it over to us so we can bill you for it."
I beg to differ.
Flora & Fauna have adapted & evolved throughout the existence of this planet and, I would posit, have withstood extremes from the universe than mankind could only inflict in it's imagination. No, humanity is not treating its home in a respectful manner, that much is evident. What tickles me is the tragically flawed & self centred assumptions of human ego - that it thinks, given the Earth's ancient & tumultuous history, it will have such a ruinous effect on the planet is (to me) ultimately self-serving & smacks of NIMBY syndrome. Nature doesn't give a shit - it's not afraid for itself, doesn't care about timelines or agendas and certainly will not be bothered by Homo Sapiens fractional contribution to its ever-changing being - it will roll along as it always has & always will - with or without our ultimately self-centred fretting. That's the certainty of Nature - and that is something I appreciate being a part of. That I'm a member of the human race just makes for a good joke.
Here endeth the brief world-view of Mitoo - thanks for your interest.
Climate change means mind-numbing minutae about climate change from Lewis Page is likelier.
"The planet is fine - the PEOPLE are fucked." - George Carlin
... is now far to full of his own shit for me to take seriously any more.
...to the humourless, fatuously indignant wowsers who complained to grow a funny bone - that would be a far more productive use of their energy. Science needs character - and characters. Never apologise for being yourself. (unless you're a politician, in which case no amount of apology will redeem you.)
... the wheels on that emotionally stunted phobia bus still going round & round. Idiots with nothing better to do, apparently.
Perhaps I wasn't clear - it's the sense of isolation that is the issue - real, personal contact & interaction (for me at least) is important during depressive episodes. An algorithm that blindly makes assumptions on word combinations & then sends it to 'followers' (not necessarily friends/confidants or people in proximity to assist) has a likelihood to promote that mood during the episode. One could receive an abundance of supportive & uplifting tweets, but they can mean little absent the immediate physical presence of a real human being. I seek the presence of real people & good friends whenever I need a boost - that's much more tangible for me.
I can only guess you haven't been through the experience - lucky you!
I do not have a twitter account.
I do manage depression (it runs in the family).
However, if I did have a twitter account & was on the receiving end of the Samaritan-bot, I do believe such a non-human and non-perceptive response would only serve to provoke any emotional disharmony I may be feeling. While the Samaritans may be well intentioned, in this instance their approach and thinking has been ill-considered, clumsy and rather lacking discernment - and may well serve as a trigger for the very event they wish to prevent. An inhuman response to a human affectation is not, to my thinking or experience, appropriate.
The interwebs and its availability offer a freedom of expression unlike any other medium today - one of the caveats being that its also available to idiots. In which case, the best response is none at all. My only surprise is that people are still surprised by the dull-witted on-line behaviour of such folk.
.. I never cared for spotlight, always found it rather clumsy & omissive. I found a simple shareware app a while ago in my search for an alternative (no affiliations here) called "find any file" - which does a far better job, imho.
"I've never been someone who is a scaremonger ..."
... but now seems as good a time as any!
"... it's okay, because it's a Jaaaaaaag."
... Jobs himself who pilfered that line. Are we paying attention, Sir Jony 'Ive forgotten about that?'
Chief Excremental Orator?
So what's the right way of bending it, then?
... fuck off, Carl.
... and now I never will.
The Russian -
"believed to be"
"it's been speculated"
"It's been claimed"
Any actual, substantial evidence beyond finger-pointing & political innuendo?
...it's an undocumented feature. Really!!
Or maybe it's just corporate rot setting in. Jobs would have gone thermonuclear on his own senior staffers had he survived to witness this.
(tentative note to Apple PR on this one: too much spinning makes you dizzy and fall over a lot.)
This whole debate has been poisoned by politics & pecuniary interest. Google will do what is to Google's advantage - that's the empirical fact here.
@ David Lawton
Running, yes. Leading - debatable.
Possible translation - "I don't know what to do next - please come back!"
Bono: "Every time I clap my hands, a U2 track dies."
Me: "Yesss! Keep going!!"
Will it blend?
Free of content ... jeez guys, get it right.
Shareholders are suing Apple for reputational damage which supposedly reduces shareholder value - shareholder action is made public, thus affecting Apples reputation even more, thus reducing shareholder value even more - I'm confused!!
@ Buck Futter
I said nothing of iThing sales, I was talking of their release events. Read more carefully.
...the world is still turning.
I really don't think the circus event thing works for Apple anymore, at least not since they lost one of the worlds best ringleaders - seriously, you need that certain something to sell the Apple show and - it just ain't there no more.
All the celeb hacks over the years, and all the ensuing embarrassment - and people still do this? Digital pron of yourself will never be safe anywhere - ANYWHERE!