Wed. June 20, 2018 – watch what the other hand is doing.

A bit like yesterday, we are about 10F behind the clock, or 84F and 9 am… humid too, but a nice break from the string of days that were 90F at 9am….

Lots of sudden loud wailing in the public square about things that were just fine (for the wailers) a week before. WATCH WHAT THE OTHER HAND IS DOING. Why the sudden outrage? Why the false equivalence? What is the wailing distracting FROM?

In these days of ‘fake news’, gaslighting, ‘outrage mobs’, and blatant attempts at manipulation, it’s more important than ever to step back and see the bigger picture.

As a society, we will learn how to live with and work around these newer techniques. We have in the past. We get inoculated against it. Until the herd gets immunity though, some of us need to be more aware than others.

Watch, think, JUDGE, prepare to act. It’s all part and parcel to the upheaval and change in the world.

n

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14 Responses to Wed. June 20, 2018 – watch what the other hand is doing.

  1. DadCooks says:

    It’s a diversion to keep our eyes off what is going on with the FBI, inJustice Department, and all the “Investigations”.

    BTW, the wailing children were manufactured for the press. They got candy, toys, and stuffed animals from the DLPs (demo-lib-progs) who set it up. Another BTW, the living conditions for these children is far far better than any they have ever experienced. They have never had 3-hots and a cot (of their own).

    So shut up DLPs. Maybe we should cut off that “other hand”.

  2. lynn says:

    “A.F. Branco Cartoon – Thoughts and Prayers”
    https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-thoughts-and-prayers/

    So true, so true. They have got to destroy the USA so they can remake it as a utopia.

    Being a utopia has never worked before but maybe this time !

  3. lynn says:

    “Tesla sues former employee for allegedly stealing gigabytes of data, making false claims to media”
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-sues-former-employee-allegedly-153600758.html

    “Tesla (TSLA) is suing a former employee for allegedly illegally exporting gigabytes of confidential data, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Nevada.”

    “The electric car maker said it is only beginning to understand all of former process technician Martin Tripp’s allegedly illegal activity. The suit said, Tripp “has thus far admitted to writing software that hacked Tesla’s manufacturing operating system (‘MOS’) and to transferring several gigabytes of Tesla data to outside entities.””

    I wonder if this is the guy that Musk is saying sabotaged their production line ?

  4. lynn says:

    And with all of this rain, the Brazos river is coming up. The Brazos river was only about six inches deep by my house before the rain. It had actually split into two rivers with the huge sand bar downstream of the I-69 bridges. Of course, coming up two ft is no big deal when we are 33 ft away from the first flood stage.
    https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=HGX&gage=RMOT2

  5. Greg Norton says:

    I wonder if this is the guy that Musk is saying sabotaged their production line ?

    Pay no attention to the giant tent behind the factory.

  6. lynn says:

    BTW, I can report that having a “wet” house is much preferable to having a “dry” house. Wet here means that there is clean running water inside the house going through the plumbing. Dry means that you have to go outside to the creek or pond (shudder) to get water.

    I maintain that the first sign of civilization is clean running water inside people’s homes.

    I also found a plumbing outfit that does nothing but repipe people’s homes. Sounds grim for one’s sheetrock, texturing, and painting. They install either USA made rigid copper or PEX, your choice. None of this crappy Mexican red brass pipe that is in my house.
    http://repipetexas.com/

  7. ech says:

    I wonder if this is the guy that Musk is saying sabotaged their production line ?

    Based on previous reports, yes.

  8. lynn says:

    “Limbaugh: Media ‘going to get somebody killed'”
    http://www.wnd.com/2018/06/limbaugh-media-going-to-get-somebody-killed/

    ““I’m just gonna say it here. If the media keeps this up – if they keep up generating this hysteria – somebody’s gonna get killed. I think we’re pretty close to somebody getting killed already, and I’m not being hyperbolic, and I’m not trying to call attention to myself.”

    ““I’m genuinely worried about the out-of-control aspect of this. The news media’s fanning the flames. The news media is leading the way on this. It’s again an oxymoron. News media? There is no media, and none of this is news.””

    Hat tip to:
    http://drudgereport.com/

  9. Greg Norton says:

    Interesting. One of the “Gibbs”-type rules I developed as a TA in three classes across two universities’ CS programs is that the 30-something female undergrad wearing yoga pants to class every day is not only cheating but she’s the ring leader as well.

    I’m not crazy after all. Well, at least not when it comes to this subject.

    https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/420273/

  10. mediumwave says:

    The rot, it is pervasive:

    Professor: Learning Math Can Cause ‘Collateral Damage’ to Society

    Really, folks, you can’t make this stuff up.

  11. brad says:

    @Greg: Fortunately, I rarely encounter cheating, at least, not on any serious scale. When I do, though, I wonder: what the f*** are they thinking? Pass the course, maybe even cheat your way to a diploma, and then? At latest, at their first job, their lack of competence will become obvious.

    Talk about setting yourself up for failure. Why not find something they can actually do, and study that?

    I’m just now busy with exams and end-of-semester projects. Students don’t believe me, but it’s true: I’d love to be able to give everyone a top grade. They just have to earn it…

  12. Miles_Teg says:

    Are mirrorless dSLRs worth getting?

  13. Greg Norton says:

    @Greg: Fortunately, I rarely encounter cheating, at least, not on any serious scale. When I do, though, I wonder: what the f*** are they thinking? Pass the course, maybe even cheat your way to a diploma, and then? At latest, at their first job, their lack of competence will become obvious.

    A CS degree is a high dollar piece of paper. It is easy to get lost in a big company once your foot is in the door.

    My program at Washington State had a special project in the form of a questionably-qualified single mother of six who, from what I understand, fled a bad marriage to a member of a local Lutheran cult (yes they exist). Faculty not only made sure she graduated but did so with high honors and a speaking slot at graduation. The girl has held three jobs in four years since graduation, probably surfing EEOC opportunities, but the school got a good story.

    I taught lab classes and generally tried to give an ‘A’ if I felt the student could do the hands on work unassisted. Cheating really wasn’t necessary, but it still happened.

  14. JLP says:

    Learning Math Can Cause ‘Collateral Damage’ to Society

    Halfway through the linked article I scrolled up to the top to check the date to see if it was an April 1st humor piece. It’s not. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised that such an idiot could exist (and thrive) at a university today, but it does boggle the mind.

    It seems that this “mathematician” believes that disparities in our society are caused by knowing math. I disagree. Disparities are caused by not knowing math. I’m very sure that the more math you know the better (and higher paying) job you can succeed in. Not just for the calculating ability but also for the ability to reason logically and arrive at a conclusion that is supported by the facts.

    The scariest thing quoted in the article is “…mathematics in society can be deleterious to our humanity unless very carefully monitored and checked.” Holy cow, math police! Limiting the useful knowledge being taught to the masses sounds like a plan for totalitarianism.

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