|Monday, August 28th, 2017|
|obligatory annual post...
right...i don't do annual or obligatory, actually...
in fact, it's been so long i forgot how to scrollback beyond the last 20 friend posts...ouch! :(
in other news - things are now very different. very very different. very very very...i think you get the idea. :)
the man burns in 4 days, 21 hours, 16 min...
|Tuesday, June 28th, 2016|
|blade runner musings...
is he or isn't he? that is the question...
most of the arguments center around the origami figurines and unicorn in particular, so let's go there.( Collapse )
|Saturday, October 31st, 2015|
|Thursday, September 24th, 2015|
|Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015|
tonight i am planning to visit one of the 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world.
18 of the 20 are actually outside of our great country....yeah...
|Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015|
|the rules of chess...
internet (and beyond) is on fire with outrage against martin shkreli...
shkreli ups the price...shkreli is an a-hole...shkreli succumbs to twitter pressure and lowers the cost...shkreli is still unapologetic...blah, blah, blah...
are you kidding me? can anyone explain to these journalists what he's really up to or are they going to fruitlessly continue searching for their ass with both hands? i mean...why do you think shkreli called one of them a moron? seriously now...this has got to be the ultimate revenge of the albanians...
|insanity and insult (to the victims)...
German prosecutors have charged a 91-year-old woman who allegedly worked at the Nazis’ Auschwitz camp with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder.
A spokesperson for the prosecutors in Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein state said Monday that the woman is a former radio operator for the camp’s commandant and that she appears fit for trial, according to the BBC.
She is not the only one to have recently faced charges over a supporting role in running the camps. Oskar Groening, known as “the bookkeeper of Auschwitz” who sorted money from prisoners, was convicted of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder in July and sentenced to four years in prison. He still has time to appeal the judgment.
|Wednesday, September 9th, 2015|
if this place is mostly dead and i can't stand facebook where would i go? that's a dilemma...
|Tuesday, June 16th, 2015|
|it's a repost, but nobody has said it better so far...
by william ernest henley (1875)
out of the night that covers me,
black as the pit from pole to pole,
i thank whatever gods may be
for my unconquerable soul.
in the fell clutch of circumstance
i have not winced nor cried aloud.
under the bludgeonings of chance
my head is bloody, but unbowed.
beyond this place of wrath and tears
looms but the horror of the shade,
and yet the menace of the years
finds, and shall find me, unafraid.
it matters not how strait the gate,
how charged with punishments the scroll,
i am the master of my fate:
i am the captain of my soul.
(original had no title. it was added later by the editor...)
|Monday, April 13th, 2015|
just picked up a prescription from a nearby rancho santa fe
pharmacy (one of the top three highest income communities in the US, with an estimated (2010) median income of $188,859).
expectedly, both sides of the prescription bag are covered with local ads as follows:
- 1/4 sized ad of the pharmacy itself
- 1/4 sized ad of a local sotheby's real estate agency
- 1/2 sized ad of a plastic surgeon
- 1/2 sized ad of clinical obstetrics & gynecology/mobile & clinical aesthetic medicine practice
- 1/2 sized ad of rehab for detox, anxiety, alcohol, additions, eating disorders drugs, ptsd, mental health, sex, gambling and prescriptions
gotta love the invisible hand...
|Tuesday, April 7th, 2015|
|Monday, January 26th, 2015|
the following quote is from a wikipedia article about annexation of crimean penninsula by russia...`Yandex Maps displays Crimea according to official position of user's country
. Users visiting Yandex.ru from Russia will see Crimea displayed as Russian territory. Users visiting Yandex.ua or Yandex.ru from Crimea will see peninsula as belonging to corresponding country (Ukraine or Russia). Users visiting yandex.ua from Ukraine will see Crimea as Ukrainian and all other users (from other countries) will see Crimea as Russian territory.
According to official statement, the company works with users from different countries and "displays reality that surrounds them
|the spiral of tech...
so, the google glass is over and for all the obvious reasons i've mentioned for a while now, i.e.
- battery life
- voice commands
of course, that only means that something like that will take the world by storm in about 10 years or so...
|Wednesday, December 10th, 2014|
|Wednesday, November 19th, 2014|
|fall in so.cal...
welcome to daily 42 degree temperature spreads. this is starting to get mars-like...
|Monday, October 20th, 2014|
|memorable quotes by smart people...
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."Isaac Asimov, 1980...
|Saturday, September 27th, 2014|
santa clara - sunday through tuesday.
mainly free for the first two days...
|Monday, September 15th, 2014|
if you have two business trips that overlap on the same day you can be sure that you'll definitely be going to one or the other in the end.
however, if you happen to have three trips overlaping, you can pretty much guarantee you won't be going anywhere at all....
in other news, new miss usa (kira kazantsev
) is not only a russian girl from walnut creek, ca, but also lived less then 200 yards from the where A. lived back at that time. it's like having a next door neighbor win or something...
|Friday, August 29th, 2014|
continuing with the thought started by my previous post...
current top news of the moment is the rising concern in US and Europe of the possible threat due to a presence of large number of their citizens in the Syrian war zone. the "analysts" fear that many of these individuals may come home and carry out "lone-wolf" style attacks on the unsuspecting public, etc. etc.
the only saving grace is they argue that these individuals lack organizational support required to carry out large-scale and/or coordinated attacks...
but what is to stop any of them to volunteer for the humanitarian mission in liberia or sierra leon for a couple of weeks and then simply come back home? now, that is really scary...and nobody seems to be putting any measures in place to screen for something like that....yeah....
|Thursday, August 28th, 2014|
|mix and match...
has anyone thought about setting up ebola treatment centers in/near ISIS controlled territory?