Sunday, 30 October 2016

By on October 30th, 2016 in politics, technology

12:01 – I’m getting very tired of Amazon’s walled garden for the Fire. Some time ago, I downgraded my Fire HD7 from FOS5 to FOS4 because I couldn’t stand the control icons in landscape mode being fixed at the bottom of the screen rather than on the right side. But I’ve really had it with Silk, which is the worst excuse for a browser ever, and now that Opera is a Chinese outfit, it’s not suitable as an alternative either. I could find no way to get Firefox installed and stable on FOS4, so I just upgraded my Fire to FOS5. I had Firefox running on it before and thought it’d be easy to get it running (with uBlock Origin for adblocking), but it turns out that Amazon’s walled garden is making that very difficult. When I have time over the winter, I’m going to blow away all things Amazon on this Fire and install Android. Amazon says that voids the warranty, which has expired anyway. Never doubt that Amazon always, without exception, puts the interests of the customer in far-distant last place.

I’ve gotten really, really tired of seeing all these headlines about election polls, none of which agree on anything. So I decided to run my own poll, which I absolutely guarantee is accurate, and the last poll you’ll ever need to look at. I surveyed five people who are registered voters. One doesn’t intend to vote, so I excluded her from the results. Those results are:

Trump — 100.00%
Clinton — 0.00%
Johnson — 0.00%
Stein —- 0.00%

The margin of error is ±70%, give or take. This is very, very bad news for Clinton. Someone needs to wrap a baseball bat with barbed wire, name it Lucille, and beat her to death with it so that she can avoid this embarrassment. Or, since she really is Walking Dead, they could just ram a piece of rebar through her face and out the back of her head. They’d be doing her a favor, and the rest of us a huge favor. (Barbara was walking around the kitchen yesterday, making sounds like a Walker. I shouted in to her to stop trying to do a Clinton impression.)

26 Comments and discussion on "Sunday, 30 October 2016"

  1. DadCooks says:

    Well, Hell has frozen over, the Chicago Tribune is asking the Democrap Party to have Killary step down. Their solution of Kane taking her place is really no better.

    Watch the other hand.

  2. SteveF says:

    But were Barbara’s eyes pointing in different directions? Can’t be Clinton without the googly eyes.

    As for Clinton herself, or maybe itself, I’d rather it died with its head intact. (But dying with a rictus of agony would be good.) I’d cut it off and put it on a pike in a prominent place as a warning against misusing the power of your office.

    As a practical matter I don’t know the best way to keep a head preserved as long as possible. I figure to experiment on other heads before getting to that bitch. Luckily, there’s no shortage of corrupt officials.

  3. dkreck says:

    Went to a party last night. There was a rather gruesome head on a shelf in the fridge. Unfortunately I believe it was a prop.

  4. Greg Norton says:

    Which version of FOS4? Resolving the issue probably just requires a recomple targeting the right FOS release instead of generic Android. It should be possible — Firefox still supports “Kit Kat” and seems to run okay on my Fire Phone with one of the last FOS4 releases.

    (Before I’m roasted alive — I do NOT use it as a phone.)

    If you go the CyanogenMod route, after doing the push on the OS image, while the tablet is still in recovery, transfer the FDroid.apk and Open GApps “Pico” distribution (just enough to get the Play Store).

    Once you install FDroid app from the internal storage, there won’t be much you can’t install as long as CyanogenMod for the platform is relatively glitch free. I wiped and replaced the OS on a refurb Nexus 7 2012 from Newegg for my daily carry tablet, and I’ve been really happy with the end result.

  5. SteveF says:

    An edible, stuffed head.

    It’s actually a stuffed pastry, but that’s a bit of a challenge to pick out from the recipe. On the other hand, every recipe in that cookbook ends with, “and present it, God willing”, which is humorous enough to make up for mysterious implements, ingredients, and instructions.

  6. SteveF says:

    On yesterday’s post I suggested heading down to Venezuela in a month or two with some groceries if you wanted to trade food for sex with starving women. Looks like there’s no need to wait.

  7. lynn says:

    Who is Colin going to vote for ? Lady is kind of a spacey British Cocker Spaniel and is willing to sell her vote for treats. Beef sticks rule !

    Hillary does not strike me as the kind of person who would have beef sticks. Trump on the other hand, has huge pockets and the ability to carry lots of treats.

  8. nick flandrey says:

    @steveF, old news, the dateline is May. They’re probably down to rats and bugs at this point. In the prisons it’s reportedly long pork already, but they’ve got a bit to go before this hits the general population.


    ADDED and how long will it be before we hear about them eating grass?

  9. SteveF says:

    Huh. I didn’t even notice. I blame Anthropogenic Global Warming (which is REAL, dammit, and we’re all gonna die! And just you never mind any of that so-called contradictory evidence!) for the confusion.

    Anyway, re starving Venezuelan women, MrAtoz can travel back in time with $100 of food and get him some, you betcha.

  10. Dave Hardy says:

    “Looks like there’s no need to wait.”

    The date on that linked site is last May. They’re probably down to digging up the cemeteries and from there it’s them greased truck axles I been yakking about at four-way intersections.

    (Oh wait; I see I was about to post w/Mr. Nick. Hell, let it fly anyway.)

    Watching NFL games today; yeah, it’s an addiction. State Repubs only just now getting out tee-vee ads for the gov race; this is an election where Mrs. OFD actually WILL vote for the Repubs, as the Dems are just so execrable. And liars. And obviously completely full of excrement, too. I guess the Repub strategy is to grab attention in the very last few days before the “election” but that can backfire as in being seen as “hey me too” and “Johnny-come-lately.”

    Mrs. OFD less interested in voting for Cankles, it seems, and I get the impression she may not even bother registering and she only has until Tuesday to do it, which I don’t think she knows, lol.

  11. lynn says:

    “EXCLUSIVE: Resignation letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents, his wife urging him to admit he was wrong: Why Director Comey jumped at the chance to reopen Hillary investigation”

    Wow. Drudge has got his alarm running on his webpage.

    There are 650,000 emails on Huma’s laptop. Huma testified that she turned in all devices and email to the FBI. In a normal world, Huma would be going to jail for perjury. Martha Stewart went to jail for less.

  12. MrAtoz says:

    Alas, MrsAtoz is making rumblings about voting this week. She asked about her ballot and early voting is still going on.

  13. MrAtoz says:

    Dirty Harry Reid is trying to give Comery “Der Fukstik!” Libturdians are always two-faced. “I was for him and voted to approve him, I love him letting Cankles skate…NOW I FUCKING HATE HIM!” lol! Die, Harry, die!

    And Weiner has over 650,000 emails on his laptop. That might exceed Dr. Bob’s email archive. WTF, over? Are they all about Huma’s yoga pants or something?

  14. SteveF says:

    -handwave- These are not the emails you are looking for. There’s nothing to see here.

    Unfortunately, the Jedi Mind Trick works only on the weak-minded. You know, Hillary supporters.

  15. Dave Hardy says:

    At worst (for them) they’ll easily and blithely toss Huma and Weiner under the bus. But recent events have shown that they have nothing to fear, no matter what they do or get caught doing, so who knows.

    I suspect the latest Feebie stuff is more kabuki theater for the masses.

    How about THIS for boffo laffs, though:

    Iran-backed jihadis are launching ballistic missiles at Mecca. Beautiful; keep ’em coming, boyz!

  16. pcb_duffer says:

    I’m trying to think of a downside to Iran’s nuking Mecca. Anyone care to help me out?

  17. nick flandrey says:

    Clouds of dust contaminating the biosphere, radioactive milk in Iceland?

    Still, “let’s you and him fight” has a perennial appeal….


  18. lynn says:

    Iran-backed jihadis are launching ballistic missiles at Mecca. Beautiful; keep ’em coming, boyz!

    This is none of our business. Our being the USA.

  19. Dave Hardy says:

    “I’m trying to think of a downside to Iran’s nuking Mecca. Anyone care to help me out?”

    Glad to. The only downside is if they don’t also whack Medina, Riyadh, and Islamabad. At that point, we make them our best buds and closest allies. And we make Farsi a mandatory language for high skool and college.

  20. lynn says:

    I’m trying to think of a downside to Iran’s nuking Mecca. Anyone care to help me out?

    The we, the USA, would get involved.

    BTW, we reputedly have 70,000 troops in Saudi Arabia at the moment.

  21. Spook says:

    What did I do to prep this week?

    Got a dutch oven. Paid some relevant attention to a roadkill raccoon…
    Plan to pack the dutch oven (probably in a cardboard box, mostly for eventual camping, if nothing else) with utensils, fire starting stuff… and maybe some spices appropriate for raccoon.

    Filled the main vehicle with gas. No plans to get out for the “holiday” at all.
    Turned off outside lights; ever know a spook that ain’t afraid of the dark?
    Do need another back yard flood switch set-up, come to think.

    Messed some with the idea of filling (more than one) 5-gallon or 2.5~ gallon plastic bucket with a food and basics kit. Seal up, place in a relatively temperature-stable place, check or use with some arbitrary 5-year deadline… LTS or bug (at least in vehicle)…
    Note that this is not my only stash!

    Need to fill the big water jugs… as soon as my back feels up to lifting.
    Note that this is not my only stash!

    Looked at cash on hand (in various hides) and I guess I’m close enough to what I can afford to leave “lying around” …

    Planning for total lay-low in time for pending 11/9 crisis [as bad as 9/11?] with no need to burn bridges in case it all blows over.

  22. Miles_Teg says:

    Go Iran!

    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

  23. Miles_Teg says:

    Dave Hardy wrote:

    “The only downside is if they don’t also whack Medina, Riyadh, and Islamabad.”

    Nah, just leave it at Mecca and Medina. They are perfect targets – only mooslems are allowed there. If the other cities were nuked a few Christians or, shock! horror! atheists might be killed, and we couldn’t have that.

  24. DadCooks says:

    WRT to whacking Mecca, Medina, et al:
    Unless they are totally leveled, and more, it will only be a bigger problem than they are now. We need to use Saudi Arabia cities as a test zone for our outdated/soon to outdate nukes. For the oil fields lets use the neutron bombs to just fry the rag heads and leave the oil fields intact.

    Hope this catches up my microaggression points for the past week, or do these count for this week since it is posted on 10/31. No matter.

  25. pcb_duffer says:

    As I understand it, a neutron bomb in the oil fields wouldn’t actually kill a lot of Saudis; darned few Saudis do any sort of physical labor. Zapping the royal family and the Wahabi elite would be the better start. Leave the ordinary subjects alive to tell the tale of what happens when you offend the USA.

  26. Dave Hardy says:

    “… Zapping the royal family and the Wahabi elite would be the better start.”


    Throw in the madrassah-led imams, might need “surgical” strikes by spec ops teams.

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