Monday, 1 February 2016

09:18 – We’re back to kit stuff this week, along with getting my new desktop system installed and working.

Colin got a huge shock this morning when I took him out to pee. As he walked out the front door and around the corner of the house, what should he spot but two or three dozen gigantic squirrels right along the back fence? He shouted, “Look at the size of those squirrels!” and went on alert. I explained to him that they were actually Black Angus squirrels and that it’d be a really bad idea to chase them. He shrugged, lifted his leg to pee, and came back into the house. Oddly, there was one Holstein squirrel mixed in with all the Black Angus squirrels.

Incidentally, I mentioned the other day that I’d gotten through about 25% of Cyberstorm, and that it seemed good so far. Alas, it didn’t last. The book quickly degenerated into a piece of garbage, despite the thousands of 4- and 5-star reviews it has on Amazon. As usual, the 1-star reviews give a better idea of the real quality of the book, which is to say 1-star.


39 thoughts on “Monday, 1 February 2016”

  1. Did the Government round up everybody over the weekend? First time I haven’t seen any comments here this late in the day.

  2. Incidentally, I mentioned the other day that I’d gotten through about 25% of Cyberstorm, and that it seemed good so far. Alas, it didn’t last. The book quickly degenerated into a piece of garbage, despite the thousands of 4- and 5-star reviews it has on Amazon. As usual, the 1-star reviews give a better idea of the real quality of the book, which is to say 1-star.

    Are you going to finish the book? I suspect that your grading and my grading are fairly far apart. I tend to give any book that I can make it through four stars.

    Had Colin figured out that those cows can kick yet? I never had a cow kick me but I have had one stand on my foot and try to intimidate me. She was not much smaller than a bull and thought she was top cow.

  3. Did the Government round up everybody over the weekend? First time I haven’t seen any comments here this late in the day.

    Everyone was still stunned that it is February.

  4. I eat cows.

    Here’s the deal: Vegetarians are at the same level of the food web as cows or rabbits or aphids. If you want to position yourself any higher, you need to eat other animals.

    Of course, eating cows or other herbivores is barely better than being an herbivore yourself. What you really want to do is eat other predators, to establish your dominance. The higher the level of predator you eat, the better your position. Eating apex predators is the goal.

    And what’s the top-most apex predator in the world? If you want to show you’re the top, if you want to assert your dominance, if you want to make it clear that there’s no animal that is your master, you need to eat human beings.

  5. WRT “Like button” – Broke from overuse, oh wait, this ain’t no stinkin’ Farcebook.

    Beautiful day, sunny and 49, light breeze, squirrels gettin’ busy making baby squirrels.

    Did ya hear that the military gender with boobs are going to get to nurse their spawn in special rooms that must be on all facilities with more than 50 folks who identify as “female”. Thank you Ass Carter for really improving our military.

  6. There used to be a Like button, but then it got renamed the Acknowledgement of SteveF’s Awesomeness button, and then it unaccountably went missing. Odd, that.

  7. @SteveF

    Sounds like you’ve been watching way too much “Hannibal” again !!! 🙂

    Plus, don’t forget about the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs), also known as prion diseases !!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmissible_spongiform_encephalopathy

    I’ve been vegan for about 10 years now, vegetarian before that.

    It’s mostly a matter of the level of consciousness one has attained. Most people still seem to let their reptilian brain exert total control. One has to be where one is at. What else can one do ??

    Sorry, Steve, just couldn’t resist temptation. I thoroughly enjoy your comments and your sense of humor.

  8. “I thoroughly enjoy your comments and your sense of humor.”

    It’s really awesome, ain’t it?

    “Thank you Ass Carter for really improving our military.”

    It didn’t start with him; this kinda chit has been going on a real long time now. It was beginning during even ol’ OFD’s time working for Uncle. Back then it was the heightened concern for the terrible racism and horrible conditions suffered by Afrikan-Murkan troops, who got to grow their afros and beards and wear non-reg armbands and bracelets and talk chit all the time and do the dap thang at the chow hall entrances, thus holding up the line waiting to get in. Me and my boyz put the kibosh on that gimmick one morning after a long night getting chewed on by bugs, dodging cobras and kraits and looking for Mr. Charles. My M60 sez to knock that chit off, and one look at our faces and the brothers boogied. Two of my boyz were also brothers, lol.

    O the good old days, and now it’s still them, the Hispanics, the homosexuals and trannies, the womyn, the “disabled,” the mentally challenged, etc., etc., one friggin’ group of grievance whores and their pimps after another. Fuck ’em all, I’m fed up with hearing all their shit nonstop for decades. Get a life, get your asses in gear and do something for yourself. Quit trying to force the State to do it all for you. At someone else’s expense and loss.

    And I’m fah, fah, from alone out here these days with these sentiments. Keep pushing and pushing and reap the whirlwind, mofos….

  9. Just went to the store. Clearing skies and low sun, all the mountains to the east and south covered in snow. Beautiful. Had an inch of rain yesterday. For California it’s wonderful.

  10. “Intel’s blazingly fast Optane SSDs are heading for gaming PCs soon”
    http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing-components/storage/intel-s-blazingly-fast-optane-ssds-are-heading-for-gaming-pcs-soon-1309371

    “According to Intel, it represents the biggest memory breakthrough since NAND flash was introduced, and it’s a big, big deal with the company claiming it’s no less than 1000 times faster than NAND (with 1000 times greater endurance, too).”

    http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-shows-off-512gb-optane-drive-with-3d-xpoint-memory-that-fits-in-ddr4-slot_176826

    10 TB SSD drives are coming.

  11. And what’s the top-most apex predator in the world?

    Are you saying you’re gonna eat Obola’s ass? 🙂

  12. “10 TB SSD drives are coming.”

    When the price is right, I’d buy half a dozen and put three in my current desktops. The other three for NAS.

    “Are you saying you’re gonna eat Obola’s ass?”

    He’s not the top-most apex predator; we don’t really know who that is; probably some cannibal in Afrika, the Pacific islands, or Germany, where they locked up some guy in the last couple of years who was doing that. Unless Obola is a cannibal, too, but I doubt it. He sucks pretty bad but this whole horrible mess did NOT start with HIM. Give credit and discredit where it’s due. The Stupid Half of the Party shares a HUGE part of the blame and they’re not about to do anything real for us anytime soon, either.

    We. Are. On. Our. Own.

  13. Sometimes I’ve been hungry enough to eat the ass out of a dead goat, as the saying goes, but even I have some standards.

  14. “10 TB SSD drives are coming.”

    When the price is right, I’d buy half a dozen and put three in my current desktops. The other three for NAS.

    I always thought that IBM’s holographic memory would be the biggest mass storage drive. Looks like IBM’s failure to get it to market is allowing another competitor to take the prize.
    http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/6860/20140220/holographic-memory-device-data-storage-capacity-electronics.htm

    Also, the Optane technology may keep Intel alive as their expensive x86 CPUs slowly get replaced with cheap ARM technology.

  15. We. Are. On. Our. Own.

    But there are a lot of us. And we are bitterly clinging to our guns and our Bibles. And we may elect Trump as the next Prez to see if he can turn this ship around.

    Icebergs ahead, Captain!

    Watch your six, Captain!

  16. @Lynn
    Had Colin figured out that those cows can kick yet?
    Took my Cardigan Welsh Corgi to a herding seminar a few years ago. All us townies with our townie dogs were told “Your dog is going to get kicked by a steer today. It will because of something stupid you did as a handler. Get over it.”

    The instructor was right, every single dog got kicked, sent tumbling, and virtually all of the dogs high tailed it out of the arena and had to be coaxed back to work while the steer looked on knowingly.

    Except for two, maybe three dogs. Including my boy.

    I screwed up. Steer kicked and nailed my 34 pound corgi. My boy tumbled, rolled upright, and paused in disbelief and fury that the F*N Herbivore had the temerity to to Kick a Dog. Shook his head to clear it, gave me a dirty look, roared a stream of abuse at the offending steer and shot back in with a mighty bite and dodge to the hock.

    Not a single kick after that made contact, though the first after that was provoked by my boy and delivered a pile of shit to my face.

    Justice done.

  17. “But there are a lot of us. And we are bitterly clinging to our guns and our Bibles.”

    Yeah, but I dunno where he got that “bitter” stuff; me and most peeps I know who do this are happily clinging to our guns and our Bibles (and missals and catechisms and the statues we worship). Joyful, even. What we are bitter about is what he and his ilk have done to this country, and the good part of the blame and responsibility that is ours, to have let this come about.

    “And we may elect Trump as the next Prez to see if he can turn this ship around.”

    I seriously doubt it will matter much, but whatevuh. I see the latest bumf on Cankles is that her minions now claim she didn’t know how to retrieve email off a computer. Can you believe the chutzpah involved with such a claim? Why, then, would she be sending and receiving email to the tune of many tens of thousands over the years, on a slew of computers, and probably her smartypants phone, too? Is this akin to the senior Bush cadging small change and dollar bills off his SS guys ’cause he never carried cash around? And the other Bush nitwit, or was it Poppy, who was amazed at how cash registers work? Or is this all just bullshit media crap…

    And the latest theory from somewhere on the Right is that the candidacy of Sanders is making the idea of “socialism” acceptable to the younger generations, who don’t remember what it entailed in the last century. A wunnerful antidote to virulent and evil money capitalism, the free market, and property “rights,” of course. So the old commie nutter probably won’t get elected but the younger peeps dig his message, now that they don’t have the hopey-changey Prophet to worship much longer. And if Cankles gets in, it mos def will NOT be a continuation of the Obola administration, but the original Larry Klinton one. The kids do NOT dig this, though. (no one over thirty to be trusted…or hired.)

  18. “Justice done.”

    Yikes, well, you had yerself a fine day back then, dincha?

    Mrs. OFD caught a horse’s hoof glancingly off the side of her head a few years ago and it knocked her for a loop and I hadda run her to the ER. Nice big fat purple and yellow shiner for a while. She was rubbing liniment on his leg and he just kinda twitched, complete accident, and nailed her.

    And many years ago I had a horse step on my booted foot and boy oh boy did that effin hurt like the dickens!

    I’m sure Mr. Ray has beaucoup tales of animal mishaps that he hasn’t told yet….also Mr. DadCooks…

    OFD is just a white-bread suburban kid, twenty miles outta Boston. (some of that has disappeared in the nearly twenty years I’ve been up here in small-town and rural Vermont, you betcha…)

  19. I’m sure Mr. Ray has beaucoup tales of animal mishaps

    I have been kicked many times, one time knocking me out for several seconds. I have been shit on (explosive discharge when the animals coughed), drug through shit when trying to halter train an animal (until we learned to use the tractor for such training), head butted and lifted in the air, stepped on many times, some with lacerations and scars to prove it, pulled calves and giving same immediate mouth to mouth.

    Worst experience had nothing to do directly with animals. Was cleaning out the barn area that was full of shit, sawdust, urine, straw in various stages of decomposition that had accumulated over the winter. A task that was not for the weak of nostril. Using the front loader on the tractor and lifting a sizable chunk when a front support bolt broke on the loader. This meant crawling under the tractor with a jack to lift the loader assembly and installing a new bolt. Naturally you had to crawl through all the crap to get to the bolt and the liquid waste (which drained out of the solid residue as it was moved) was about 4 inches thick. I think I threw my clothes away. Had to bath in the creek as my aunt would not allow me in the house. Even that did not get rid of the smell which just had to wear off over a couple of weeks.

  20. I think Trump is just another leftist NYC resident. Just because he’s on the right side of the political aisle in NYC doesn’t put him on the right side of the aisle in the entire US. Historically speaking, he has rarely espoused positions that could be considered conservative or liberal in the classical sense.

    Is he a better choice for President than a corrupt crook or a socialist? Yes, but that doesn’t make him a good choice.

  21. Well, I see that Cruz won in Iowa. Of all those running, I’d obviously prefer Paul, but it looks like he has no chance. Of those who do, Cruz would be my pick. The GOP establishment hates his guts, which is a point in his favor.

  22. “…just to let the GOP know.”

    The GOP can’t even be bothered to spit on the likes of you and I. They’ve betrayed ordinary Murkan citizens countless times over the decades and show no signs of stopping. They, like the other half of the Party, hold us in contempt and make that clearer each successive election.

    And something’s very wrong when lefties are crowing today that Cruz beat Trump (by a lousy four points and he’s in a dead heat with Rubio) in Iowa.

    And it also looks like, surprisingly, that we are being greased for the revelation that Cankles will NOT be indicted and get, at most, a “slap on the wrist,” for her criminal behavior and multiple continuous violations of national security that would get any of us here MANY years in prison.

  23. Yeah the rhetoric is out of control. 3 points is not a ‘beatdown’ and his supporters aren’t scrambling to get away from him.

    Oh, and Iowa is just the first, not the last.

    Note carefully who is dancing in the street. Their positional/virtue signalling is a pretty good IFF.

    nick

  24. “Note carefully who is dancing in the street. Their positional/virtue signalling is a pretty good IFF.”

    Indeed. And keep in mind the captive MSM’s role in all this hoopla and bull-chit. The Cankles acolytes are dancing ’cause they barely beat our “democratic” socialist, and the other lefty nincompoops are joyful about Cruz; naturally they’ll sing an entirely different jingle if he gets the nomination, where he’ll become the font of Evil in the modern world. Meanwhile Trump rolls on…

    This is gonna be a great show…and quite likely the most interesting election year since 1860, and guess what comes after that, sportsfans?

  25. This is gonna be a great show…and quite likely the most interesting election year since 1860, and guess what comes after that, sportsfans?

    Abrams trading love taps at 1,000 yards?

  26. Yeah the rhetoric is out of control. 3 points is not a ‘beatdown’ and his supporters aren’t scrambling to get away from him.

    It is if you were projected to win by 10-15 points as of a few days ago. Hillary got one also. Wonder why 90 D precincts ended up uncounted in Iowa.

  27. “Wonder why 90 D precincts ended up uncounted in Iowa.”

    Shocking!

    Reminds me of the time Pat Buchanan was running and they were having the alleged ballot confusion stuff going on down in Floriduh. Palm Beach or West Palm Beach or someplace like that with a majority Jewish population was recorded as having massively voted for him. He said “I’m pretty sure those folks there didn’t vote for me!”

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