Tag: Micro$oft

Out of My Mind for 5 August 2009

Freed! From a couple of months imprisoned in North Korea: Comrade-journos (whih is to say real, non-MSM journos) Laura Ling and Euna Lee. (More here.)

Big Pharma’s deadly fraud: The story and the proof.

Sub-cretinous idiots with too much time on their hands and no sense; read about them and their stupidity here.

A tiny bit of justice: Creationist owner of creationist amusement park busted for tax fraud; him and Al Cap[one…. He would have paid his taxes, it’s just that God told him not to….

The shame that is modern journalism: a pathological refusal to deal in facts and accuracy, everything must be undercut to the point of meaninglessness. Maybe the MSM’s infected by this pathology…? And here’s another, related example of their inherent corruption and deliberate dishonesty.

America: It ain’t what it used to be (which I of course credit to what I call the Raygun counter-revolution*.) We’re ever more subsumed which is to say we’re ever more losing freedom…. (*For every revolution, there’s an equally powerful counter-revolution of one sort or another.)

What makes ours the World’s Greatest Healthcare System!

The GOP believes there’s no problem for which tax cuts aren’t the solution. Bad idea (you knew that but here’s proof.) Republicans: Only good if you hate America.

Cretinous scumbag: Orly Taitz. Can’t someone please shut her up since the MSM seems to find her newsworthy? And if you don’t believe she’s utter garbage, here’s proof.

Murderous Christian scumbag? Blackwater founder Erik Prince.

So, the next Mac OS has more pre-orders on Amazon than Win7. What I wonder: What percentage of PC owners buy upgrades as opposed to just getting them with new hardware as compared to Mac owners.

This is cool! (Warning: Site takes forever to load.)

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Not Quite a Day of Rest; Out of My Mind for 25 July 2009

palin hubristic
Still loved, despite being a quitter! Click on that beautiful face for the details!

Cretins and assholes: CNN, a godawful source of news. I guess the producers are relatively stupid and don’t believe in the importance of news, you can’t get very much by way of competent reporting….

Cretins: The Birthers. But you knew that. (And they’re even worse because the exact same question could be asked about John Sidney McCain III — moreso because there’s not a scintilla of delusional doubt where he was born — but of course they don’t; people like these wouldn’t let a single fact interfere with their beliefs.)

An obvious fake. I do not believe this is real.

Pussies and assholes: Micro$oft: Last week, its COO boasts (with no support) that Apple legal tried to shut down its ads showing how much cheaper PC crap is than Apple’s laptops. Yesterday, the ads get changed. Typical. And why Windows 7 should be called Vista 2: ‘Cause it’s gonna bomb too.

We Clearly Love Our Liberty! Out of My Mind for 3 January 2009

The public option is affordable and desired. So what’s the problem, Our Leaders? There is no downside except for those who deserve punishment.

The genius and leadership skills of Sarah Palin; the latest chapter.

The Washington Post’s brilliant plan for making money: Enable corruption. Clearly, not just another paper that won’t be missed but one we must be rid of as soon as possible. Now, let’s see if any heads will roll….

From the How They Do it and Get Away with it Dept.: SEC honcho tells staff attorney to stop investigating Bernie Madoff, then marries Madoff’s niece. Mr. President: Is that a sign of a possibly corrupt system that maybe needs a little investigating and genuine reform?

Micro$oft controls your computer. To do that, it’s clearly spying on you to know what browser you’re using so that they can push the modification to you. (Maybe it’s done sort of like this.) Is that OK with you?

Props to a 72-year old ass-kicker!

Actually, I’m a pantheist and this is one of my Gods:

Supersized for Wednesday Out of My Mind for 1 July 2009

Message for you, Mr. President.
Message for you, Mr. President.

Attention, Sanfords, Spitzers, Obamas, you and me:

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.” — Leo Tolstoy

The important thing is not to stop questioning. — Albert Einstein

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity. — George Bernard Shaw

Bore, n.: A guy who wraps up a two-minute idea in a two-hour vocabulary. — Walter Winchell

Our Leaders clearly do not believe in the need for financial reform. Bipartisanship at last.

Enough with the confessions; he must resign. That simple. Like Bernie Madoff may never be a free man again, Sanford must be out of government immediately. Unless he honestly confesses and apologizes for being a hypocritical asshole instead of a narcissistic philanderer. (The former is my problem with him, not the latter; in view of what he married, he has a chunk of my sympathy.)

Why is this a major story? Isn’t it straight from the Duh Dept.? We need newspapers and Big Journalism for this?

Many With Insurance Still Bankrupted by Health Crises

The apparent lesson of Tony George: Pissing away money for no good reason (and destroying open wheel racing in this country) is okay in a good economy but bad in a weak economy. Truth: pissing away money is never a very good idea.

The truly awful thing about Windows isn’t its inherent crappiness but the time and cost in simple maintenance: anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-everything. Of course, this helped create a small industry and employment and wealth but still. Unacceptable.

I’m still sad about Kodachrome. Film was so damn sexy. Digital is efficient but frigid 😦

Learn how to really do it fix things here.

Everyone loves Sarah — not. Only makes sense since she’s, well, dumb and crazy and all…. Speaking of which, since the media still feels a need to give her greatly undue publicity, I would think her death would be the only way to stop the Press (so to speak); I course merely paraphrase Bill O’Reilly and make no suggestions…. Oooh, and watch the wingnuts go crazy over the Vanity Fair piece. Just imagine: it was a scoop that she was stupid narcisssist, like it was so hard to figure out….

Let’s go to PARC! (Without it, this blog almost definitely would not be here.)

Go inside the Madoff marriage.

Eat these. If you, you know, dare.

Damn Straight: Out of My Mind for 25 June 2009

Why go to Argentina when you have your own Evita at home? (Read below.)

When women go wrong, men go right after them. — Mae West

Most men are within a finger’s breadth of being mad. — Diogenes the Cynic [sounds like the name of some modern Greek comedian?]

The major advances in civilization are processes that all but wreck the societies in which they occur. — A.N. Whitehead

Great moments in journalism: Weatherman harassed his anchor for years.

The health insurers confess: The industry is bad for our health. A public option is mandatory, but we’re not going to get it. But just imagine: a public option the carriers have to compete with….

Wow! This wingnut’s an even bigger piece of garbage, an even bigger scumbag than we thought! Resign? In a truly moral world, he’d be shot for massive failure of leadership. His love declared. And we gratuitously bash him ’cause I so hate rightist hypocrites. And of course I think he’s worse than Spitzer, just for the hypocrisy.

Speaking of Republican scumbags, from history: Billy Graham sucks up to “Tricky” Fick Nixon with a little gratuitous anti-Semitism.

Oooh, the secret of the success of Bing! Micro$oft found something to steal. That’s innovation, Micro$oft-style: steal. (Goes with: Don’t sell; force on people.)

Really, what kind of person cannot hate them? The wingnut philosophy:

These arguments will come from the very people who denied that the economic recovery plan created any jobs. We have a very odd economic philosophy in Washington: It’s called weaponized Keynesianism. It is the view that the government does not create jobs when it funds the building of bridges or important research or retrains workers, but when it builds airplanes that are never going to be used in combat, that is of course economic salvation. — Barney Frank

Professor Krugman agrees with me: Obama has already failed on healthcare. No need o pay any more attention to the issue, the carriers won and we will not be treated even worse. Thanks, Barack, have a smoke and enjoy enjoy your presidency.

Another idiot heard from who should be ignored. Please, Judge Posner, let’s delay reform, clearly there’s no urgency.

Wish my president had these....

Attention, Sarkozy: All France Did on D-Day was to be Rescued by the U.S. and the U.K.; Out of My Mind for 6 June 2009

Are we not wasps who spend all day in a fruitless attempt to traverse a window-pane – while the other half of the window is wide open? — “Fingers Pointing Toward the Moon” by Wei Wu Wei

Sarkozy = asshole. However, credit is due him: He’s the only major head of government who has a wife with nude pix floating around the web:

The First %^#@ing Lady of France (and not quite ex-groupie), in all her glory.

Really, though, if Bruni is so hot, why is ex-lover Eric Clapton living in Ohio? What does he know that Sarkozy can’t figure out?

This, though is quite sad: The Grammy for Best Polka — history.

More disgusting corporatism.

For those of you interested in penguin skid marks being visible from space….

Barack Obama: Master Flip-Flopper. Obama’s change: Replace a Republican with a Democrat who will institute Republican policies. That’s change we needed — not. And Matt Taibbi is getting pissed too.

Tata has come up with the flat of my dreams (really!).

Truth: Microsoft is funny.

People never learn from genocides, do they? What is it? They hope they get their chances to kill the next time?

I’m sick of the government-can’t-do-anything-better-than-the-private-sector meme. As if recent history shouldn’t have put the lie to that one. and the health insurers’ lies that public insurance must suck has been disproved for, oh, about fifty years now: it’s called Medicare. Anyway, this guy also thinks they’re full of shit too.