Plastic Kelly

It wasn't me. You can't prove anything.


2015-08-02

The Banach–Tarski Paradox


2015-07-30

Notes

Pakistan and India have been at each other’s throats since day one. If they didn’t have nukes, no one would care.

“No zone” zone. I’ve heard that the reason we will not arm the Kurds is because every single other government in the fight against ISIS has threatened to pull out if we arm the only Christian group. No country for the Kurds. No arms for the Kurds. No recognition for them in any way.

I was listening to a podcast about road rage. I cannot watch road rage videos online or talk about road rage without getting the adrenalin rush. Now I have to add podcasts about road rage to that list. I was at work and had to just stop listening.


Went down to the lobby at work today for an ice cream social. They have it every year. The lady who got in line behind me was the most negative human I’ve met in a long time. She was down on sunshine and clean air. She bitched about free ice cream. She bitched about having to work for a living. I only do one of those on a daily basis.

I could not get my VPN client to connect last night. I could not get it to work today. I opened a ticket. I ran updates this morning on the work network and it updated the kernel. I went round and round with the forums on our intranet. I hit the internet. I found nothing. Not even people complaining about the issue. Then, I ran updates again near the end of the day. Low and behold another kernel update. (both minor updates) Turns out to fix the VPN client. Well, I’m glad it is fixed, but it drives me nuts I have to worry about it.

Ice cream social at work.

Sweaty selfi.

Someone mentioned that I Haddn't put up a selfi in a while. Here ya go.


2015-07-29

Notes

I guess I’m the radical middle. I do not like Trump, even as a joke.


In all the games I've played, it is standing off and killing without your enemy noticing that wins all fights. This is showing in the F-35.


I’ve had nothing but trouble using the onscreen shutter button on my phone. It is a juggling act to take a picture. It dawned on me I can map that to the volume key.  I never use zoom on my phone. I prefer to crop after the fact. (It just works better for me than the digital zoom.)  I’ll try this setting for a while. I really hope it works. I’m sick of shaky looking photos all the time.

I think I have finally identified Houston’s smell. Crotch and diesel exhaust. Thoughts?

I’m back on the high contract kick. I go back and forth between normal looking themes and high contrast settings for the display. Neither really works that well for me all the time. They have good and bad.

Remember that 777 that vanished over the western Pacific last year? Well, this might be a lead.


2015-07-28

Yard and garage and stuff

Notes

Fighting a real war. Countering drones and overwhelming (well aimed) direct fire. It is a whole new (old) kind of war. Turkey wants to kill everybody. NATO says go for it. Competent enemies are annoying.

I find myself writing more in my private journal and less in the public spaces. Not sure if this a good thing or bad. Maybe it is neither.

What is with me missing spaces? It isn’t like the spacebar is hard to hit.

I can’t wait until my phone can double as a tricorder. I really want a tricorder.

A million years ago I had a cool app on my Android phone that was basically a star trek tricorder. It used actual sensor input from the phone for the cool looking scifi screen.

Cluster fuck after cluster fuck. What really pisses me off is Obama will go down in history as a genious.

Sounds like fun. Cool new form of computer memory (storage). Almost non volatile RAM.


2015-07-24

Notes

One of the Podcasts I listen to uses voice actors. I noticed one of them was a robot voice the other day. It was a security guard who was checking credentials. it was a one off character who would never be in the show again. That was amazing. At I wonder how many other voices have been robots. I also wonder when TV and movies will have the ability to simply drop in a character in post.

If I did this I would go to jail. Why are these people above the law? Well, maybe they are not. We shall see. I think there may be a movement growing of rich people going to jail when they break the law. It is the old saying, if you steal $75 you get arrested. If you steal $75 million dollars you get a position.

I tried to eavesdrop on a conversation about last night’s Astro’s game. I couldn't follow the names, terms or even the plot of what people were saying. It was like they were talking about a game I had never heard of. The deal is, they were talking stats and lawyer ball stuff. it really isn’t the game I know.


Savages with smartphones.” This guys is right this time. Humans are still the same genetic entities who huddled in caves and in tents in the planes all those thousands of years ago.

4:43 Woke up with a start thinking it was after my alarm was supposed to go off ..;. at 4:45. Damnit. Hell of a way to start a Friday.

How geeky am I? I fantasize about filling out Wikipedia pages for the books and fictional podcasts I read, their characters and a separate page for each spaceship in the fictional story. The tone of the wiki entries would be such that it would sound a bit like a Star Fleet report. If I could pull it off.

The closer I get to 50 the more I realize why people don’t hire people who are 50 or older. I feel like the toy whose spring has run down. I get friday-itus like no other time in my life. The very existence seems ridiculous. I dislike interaction with people more all the time. I feel like people airing their ideas makes them sound stupid more than I used to.

Star Trek Utopia

I fucking hate Star Trek sometimes. Roddenberry was a Socialist through and through. The concept of Star Trek is the ideal Socialist Utopia. I have heard people say that replicators (3D printing) will lead to there being enough resource for people not to have to fight over them any longer. I say, not as long as we have made up scarcity in the form of intellectual property.

Watch a bunch of Star Trek episodes. Note down how many non officers (enlisted) who have major roles. The number is low. That is because Socialism is all about the elite class. All the stories revolve around the upper level of the command structure. Reality is all about the leadership and the enlisted only exist to make that narrative work. This is how you end up with slavery.

Most cultures they come across have one world government that is fighting some level of rebellion. The elites concern themselves with maintaining their control and this is just normal everywhere all the time.

Capitalism is dealt with in the form of Ferengi. The entire race is comic relief and the butt of half the jokes. No Ferengi is allowed to succeed over the course of a show, or use their resources in a way that helps others. Nothing seems to cost money in Star Fleet until it is part of the story. Every episode starts off with a full complement of torpedoes and full stocks in the replicators.

I still take in as much of the stories as I can get.

Another thing I noticed is one person acting where someone else is. At any moment, the computer knows where everyone is and what they are doing. Officers just need to ask. Their com units give away their locations when outside of the ship/station.


2015-07-23

Notes

India and Israel. Not so hostile via the UN any more? Perhaps India can read the writing on the wall. Who comes after Israel in the list?

I watched a video last night that had some assholes doing donuts on a pedestrian square in Russia somewhere I think. Someone walked up to one of the cars as it stopped, pulled out the driver and beat the shit out of him. A couple people got out of the car got out to pummel the attacker when a bunch of new people showed up and started defending the guy beating the driver. Indeed, picking more fights with the people who exited the car. I’m wondering now if the mob wasn’t the local watch.

Having trouble putting some videos on google photos that came off our dashcam. No ide what is going on. May have to load them on my phone and let it back them up.

Scientists have finally gotten round to proving that future events affect past events.
Time is neither static nor constant. Time is not a medium through which we move. Time is a perception of change. The universe is a state system. Time is one of the tools used to make changes in the universe.


2015-07-22

Notes

Made it in this morning without incident. I left the GoPro at the house. Nat used it yesterday and I failed to get it back from her.


Trump is nuts. Leap out of the corner swinging and make sure you deck the guy in the stripy shirt while you are at it. At least he is entertaining at this point. I swear some people are egging him on just for the laughs.

This reminds me of that joke with the punchline “I told you I was a scorpion.” Iran still a pain in the ass. More.

Hitler had nothing in the creater of Planned Parenthood. This chick wrote the book on population control. She was raised in a world where Eugenics was all the rage.

Evernote does not only not support audio updates for notes, but it also makes it a pain in the ass to create them with an external app. I made a test note last night and found it highly annoying to create the note, say something in to the phone, save the note and put any sort of information (metadata) on the note for future searching. They are just not setup for it.

Lets just lock up all the people in camps who disagree with us. Then America will be Utopia. (I think not.) This guy is in a position of power and really believes that thought crimes should be punished by internment. I didn’t hear the word re-education, but it is in there somewhere I bet.

My new hat is hot. It is a good hat, but hot for Houston in the Summer. I’ve started carrying around the cloth hat  that I got on Amazon. It is more of a fishing hat. It is for very hot weather. The other day I walked home and nearly passed out three or four times on the walk.