Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Hobbit, Torture Machines, Beard Hairs, and Microsoft's Upgrade Screwups

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Microsoft did another phantom upgrade, blew away my ATT internet connection's link to the Domain Name server, and also messed with my sound, but it is all fixed, after numerous reboots, and a driver download.  Here the latest on the Hobbit movie, great little intor to modern film production:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Hive, for People Down on Their Economy.

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 Those on the bottom bottom get locked up altogether in prisons.  The next tier above that would be a sleeping cocoon, warm and dry, in a stack of 30 or so other such cocoons.  You enter one at a time, get "celled" for the night, and can use the common potty when your door opens and it is your turn.  Pathway from potty is an instant shower/then blow dryer, whether you like it or not, regardless of garments, which should have been tossed already.  You get a new set each day, and a food debit card, that anaylses your diet and only allows stuff in your cart that the state says you need. You get a 2 foot cube to store your shopping cart contents, and a cart that is yours, and is designed with safety in mind. Each hive has buyback spots for recyclables.

The cocoon contains full internet access, and phone capabilities.  And you are issued a bioID card, recognized at instantellers across the land, so you can stash and retrieve cash.  On top of that, a very nice calendar and list of phone and address would print each day, and bus schedules as needed for appointment.

Oh, you got a job, using the above basic bottom?

Or, you've been taking online courses and passing tests?

Guess what?  Now you get a larger cocoon, and its common facilities are shared with fewer others, and you get to pick out a worker bee costume matched to your employer's desired fashion statement.  For a slight fee, the state will allow you to add ornaments.  And, you can purchase some junk food, on your food card. And a permanent 4 x 4 storage cube.

This structure can continue right on up, incentivising at every level, until finally the citizen has saved enough to go rent a regular apartment, etc.

Even in my supposed liberal paradise, equal isn't equal, unless you make an effort.  Will there be folks who stay in the bottom cocoons forever?  Maybe so.  Did I mention piped in birth control gases, in all the lower level cocoons?

Sci-fi in the making, will be coming soon, to a reality near you.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Silly Season: Cops in the Classrooms

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Police state madness - more and more children being arrested for trivial things - things we all got up to as kids:

#1 At one public school down in Texas, a 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume.

#2 A 13-year-old student at a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.

#3 Another student down in Albuquerque was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched because he had $200 in his pocket. The student was never formally charged with doing anything wrong.

#4 A security guard at one school in California broke the arm of a 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.

#5 One teenage couple down in Houston poured milk on each other during a squabble while they were breaking up. Instead of being sent to see the principal, they were arrested and sent to court.

#6 In early 2010, a 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. "I love my friends Abby and Faith" was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.

#7 A 6-year-old girl down in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.

#8 One student down in Texas was reportedly arrested by police for throwing paper airplanes in class.

#9 A 17-year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father's lunch with her to school. It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples. So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this? The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.

#10 In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security officer even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender.

#11 Down in Florida, an 11-year-old student was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a third-degree felony for bringing a plastic butter knife to school.

#12 Back in 2009, an 8-year-old boy in Massachusetts was sent home from school and was forced to undergo a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.

#13 A police officer in San Mateo, California blasted a 7-year-old special education student in the face with pepper spray because he would not quit climbing on the furniture.

#14 In America today, even 5-year-old children are treated brutally by police. The following is from a recent article that described what happened to one very young student in Stockton, California a while back....

"Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old".

#15 At one school in Connecticut, a 17-year-old boy was thrown to the floor and tasered five times because he was yelling at a cafeteria worker.

#16 A teenager in suburban Dallas was forced to take on a part-time job after being ticketed for using foul language in one high school classroom. The original ticket was for $340, but additional fees have raised the total bill to $637.

#17 A few months ago, police were called out when a little girl kissed a little boy during a physical education class at an elementary school down in Florida.

#18 A 6-year-old boy was recently charged with sexual battery for some "inappropriate touching" during a game of tag at one elementary school in the San Francisco area.

#19 In Massachusetts, police were recently sent out to collect an overdue library book from a 5-year-old girl.


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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

How to Get Fancy

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Excellent printable guide to all the ALT key characters:

Sunday, November 04, 2012

A Limerick or Two, from a Local Blog

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There once was a fellow named Walt,
Who did commence a weakish assault,
When he ran out of ammo,
He suddenly went clammo,
And claimed he was never at fault.

There are two more that I will have to recreate, when I am more awake.

A man named wirth squirt worth logged in


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