Tues. July 3, 2018 – getting close

78F at 730am, invoking Nick’s Rule of tens, it’s gonna be hot!

Got an appointment to have my fangs cleaned and checked this am, then off to a customer site to do a quick tune up and temp install prior to his big party.

Kids are at day camp, learning about decomposition.

May head over to the pool in the late afternoon and see what else needs doing before our big 4th party.

Buzy bee, that’s me.

n

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31 Responses to Tues. July 3, 2018 – getting close

  1. Nick Flandrey says:

    Obligatory reminder- the FBI talked another patsy into trouble involving the aloha snackbar and killing folks in Cleveland. Just because the FBI finds it necessary to manufacture these guys doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty already out there.

    Be careful if you are gonna be in crowds. Carry. Carry your blowout kit. Hard to tell gunshots from fireworks, so be extra observant.

    n

  2. Greg Norton says:

    I still think the home team will have the advantage when things get ugly in this part of the world.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/30/world/europe/bavaria-immigration-afd-munich.html

    Here in the US, we need to start paying attention to what’s happening nearby. The other day, I learned about the Chinese illegals that INS has stashed up in Taylor, not far from my company’s test site.

  3. MrAtoz says:

    A quick question: If you pay for Google biz apps and have Google host your email, do they still let 3rd party jerks scan your email?

  4. lynn says:

    “That’s what got the monkey fired !”
    http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-07-03

    Heh.

  5. lynn says:

    A quick question: If you pay for Google biz apps and have Google host your email, do they still let 3rd party jerks scan your email?

    What do you think ?

  6. lynn says:

    Here in the US, we need to start paying attention to what’s happening nearby. The other day, I learned about the Chinese illegals that INS has stashed up in Taylor, not far from my company’s test site.

    Is that the site of the next Foxconn factory ?

  7. lynn says:

    “Donald Trump’s dream casting for America’s next SCOTUS justice: Amy Coney Barrett”
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/02/politics/scotus-amy-coney-barrett-donald-trump/index.html

    Please, please, please !

    Seven kids ? How did she have time to be a law clerk for Scalia, teach law at Notre Dame, practice privately for several years, be a federal judge, be an appeals court judge, a devout Christian known for her faith, etc, etc, etc.

    The dumbocrats are probably going to call her a sex addict after what they did to Clarence Thomas.

    Rush Limbaugh is talking extensively about her today. He thinks Trump is going to nominate her too. Trump is all about offense, the best defense is a good offense.

    “During Barrett’s hearing, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein questioned Barrett about whether her Catholic faith would influence her decision-making on the court. Feinstein, concerned about whether Barrett would uphold Roe v. Wade given her Catholic beliefs, stated “the dogma lives loudly within you, and that is a concern”.[14][10][15] Feinstein’s line of questioning was criticized by some observers and legal experts[16][17] while defended by others.[18] During her hearing, Barrett said: “It is never appropriate for a judge to impose that judge’s personal convictions, whether they arise from faith or anywhere else, on the law.”[16]”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Coney_Barrett

    Something is really wrong with our nation when loud voices challenge the good people, the people we are trusting to guide us.

  8. MrAtoz says:

    Yep, I think Barrett would pass muster. Once on SCOTUS we would she what kind of Constitutionalist she is.

  9. lynn says:

    “Can I get a chocolate malted ?”
    http://comicskingdom.com/crankshaft/2018-07-03

    I am not sure that is a victory.

  10. Rick Hellewell says:

    @MrAtoz: regarding gmail access by third parties: just the other day: .
    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44699263

    “Google has confirmed that private emails sent and received by Gmail users can sometimes be read by third-party app developers, not just machines.”

    But, if you dig into the article, you can see that you have to specifically allow third-parties to access your email:

    Google lets people connect their account to third-party email management tools, or services such as travel planning and price comparisons.

    When linking an account to an external service, people are asked to grant certain permissions – which often include the ability to “read, send, delete and manage your email”.

    So, watch those permissions. (Me, don’t care. Nothing in there that I’m worried about.)

  11. Chad says:

    So, watch those permissions. (Me, don’t care. Nothing in there that I’m worried about.)

    I’m the same way. Email as personal correspondence is about dead having been replaced with text messaging and social media. Nobody is going to find anything deeply personal and confidential in my inbox.

  12. lynn says:

    Yep, I think Barrett would pass muster. Once on SCOTUS we would she what kind of Constitutionalist she is.

    I am assuming that “she” is suppose to be “see” ?

    Barrett looks way better than the Wise Latina.

  13. Clayton W. says:

    IIRC email is transmitted from server to server as plain text anyway. I just assume anything on the interwebs is read by NSA (Hi guys!).

  14. brad says:

    @MrAtoz: I read a similar article. However, one details response said that this is bad journalism. According to the commenter, third parties only have direct access to the contents of your email if you assign them OAuth (full delegation rights) to your email. Some third party apps apparently request this. Some people are stupid enough to click “ok”. I haven’t looked into it further, but that seems reasonable. I can’t imagine that Google would legally survive passing your emails to third parties without your permission – especially here in Europe with the GDPR.

    Generally, I just don’t understand why email isn’t yet encrypted. If WhatsApp, Signal and all the other messaging services are encrypted, WTF can’t we get this with email?

    And on a completely different subject: I’m disappointed to see that Merkel pulled of some sort of compromise, at least temporarily, on immigration issues. Damned politicians afraid they might lose personal power, so they didn’t have the guts to force the issue. I’m glad to see Italy taking a hard line – and I sure hope it’s the beginning of a sea change (pun intended). Now all of Southern Europe needs to refuse docking rights to those idiotic NGO ships, and stop taking passenger transfers from them as well. Return the migrants to the shore they launched from.

  15. lynn says:

    @Paul, here you go on more evidence of a real OFD:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hardy-a4280714a/

  16. lynn says:

    And on a completely different subject: I’m disappointed to see that Merkel pulled of some sort of compromise, at least temporarily, on immigration issues.

    Me too. My son advocates that Germany really started WWII over getting rid of the communists. Now they have had a communist running the country for the last decade or two.

  17. mediumwave says:

    Speaking of Roe v. Wade:

    Secret ‘Roe v. Wade’ Film Now Shooting in New Orleans

    And in their typical fashion, the SJWs are trying to shut it down.

  18. Ray Thompson says:

    Son bought a new house. Spending the next 5 days changing things. Move a thermostat, install an Ecobee, change out all the plugs (50+), change all the light switches (30+), install a dog door, paint a bonus room, fix two faucets. Outlets and switches are really time consuming. All of them are backstab connection. Not an issue but his wife wants all of them white thus the change. About $2.50 each with plate at Lowe’s with try 10% veteran discount.

  19. Nick Flandrey says:

    Did someone die? Some flags are at half staff today….

    Man it’s hot. No rain so far. Hope tomorrow stays clear.

    Costco was quiet this afternoon, which was a bit of a surprise.

    Finished my temp install only to discover that the repaired unit was leaning against the gate when I left. Grrrr. Is a phone call and tracking number too much to ask? Esp when the repair manager said she would?

    n

  20. lynn says:

    Did someone die? Some flags are at half staff today….

    Trump ordered flags at half mast for the newspaper office killings.

  21. Nick Flandrey says:

    Thought the media said he refused?

    n

  22. Nick Flandrey says:

    I’m getting a bit peeved with all this half staffing for victims. Not flying mine at half ‘cuz a crazy made a ‘good start’, esp. not this week.

    Callous? Yeah. so what?

    n

  23. Greg Norton says:

    Is that the site of the next Foxconn factory ?

    Ever been to Taylor? Ventured beyond Louie Mueller’s parking lot?

  24. Greg Norton says:

    My son advocates that Germany really started WWII over getting rid of the communists.

    Maybe that’s what the people intended voting for the Nazis, but Hitler had his own agenda.

    The IG Farben companies just got more powerful by adding Monsanto to their ranks. The Allies split the company, but they kept it around … just in case.

  25. lynn says:

    Is that the site of the next Foxconn factory ?

    Ever been to Taylor? Ventured beyond Louie Mueller’s parking lot?

    I’m not sure of either. I try to stay out of central Texas.

  26. Greg Norton says:

    I’m not sure of either. I try to stay out of central Texas.

    Louie Mueller in Taylor has quality rib. Singular. At 2 lbs each, you only buy one.

  27. brad says:

    Changing outlets, light switches, etc… Been there, done that. Nothing difficult, but after half-a-dozen it just becomes an exercise in patience. Meaning that you have to be extra careful not to do something stupid on the 33rd, like hook the wires up backwards.

    Taking a break just now – I have something around 200 exams to grade. Also an exercise in patience, mainly trying to grade them consistently. I really, really wants lots of students to pass – I have a lot of repeats taking their last allowed try at this course. But I’m a mean bastard, I guess, because “pass” means that some reasonable number of answers have to actually be correct.

  28. SteveF says:

    “pass” means that some reasonable number of answers have to actually be correct

    You bastard! That’s… that’s racist! And sexist! And insensitive to the issues of the snowflake community!

  29. pcb_duffer says:

    [snip] But I’m a mean bastard, I guess, because “pass” means that some reasonable number of answers have to actually be correct. [snip]

    Tell them that they’re being disrespectful of your culture – smart people.

  30. Dave says:

    Taking a break just now – I have something around 200 exams to grade. Also an exercise in patience, mainly trying to grade them consistently. I really, really wants lots of students to pass – I have a lot of repeats taking their last allowed try at this course. But I’m a mean bastard, I guess, because “pass” means that some reasonable number of answers have to actually be correct.

    And this is the problem with our local public school system. One of my wife’s students got straight Fs and failed the statewide standardized test. He’ll still be in the next grade next year, because the administration doesn’t think that retaining him will change anything. So they just kick the can down the road. Retaining this troublemaker may not change his behavior, but his classmates would notice that he’s not with them any more. The kid in question doesn’t care, if he simply cared, he might have deserved to pass.

  31. DadCooks says:

    WRT changing outlets, switches, etc:
    When we moved into our house in 1979 I did a complete changeout and it was a good thing I did. I found that the union “electrician” who had wired the house mixed copper and aluminum, that presents a hazard. It was a lot of work for me to get straightened out. I found a Master Electrician (who happened to be a Navy Vet) who was willing to advise and check my work.

    My work passed a real inspection.

    The long story short of the final chapter was that the electrician and city inspector who had signed off on the original work lost their licenses and jobs, the developer got fined (in addition to paying me a cash settlement), and all the other houses in the development had to be fixed.

    Just another example of being “penny wise and pound foolish”.

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