The incredibly despicable RJK Jr., consorts with some of the most damaging groups on the planet in his quest to encourage needless suffering and death. It doesn’t increase his upper class wealth enough to sue the newspapers who report on his atrocities but he’s using it against a little guy. I’m sure his Dad and Uncles are very disappointed with how he turned out.
No way, not me, I recently turned 3.875 times that age.
The time stamp on this post corresponds to 16 years since I setup and made my first ever blog post.
Here’s a list of my posts that have turned out to be enduringly popular:
- 2019-06 – Disable Serial Mouse Detection
- 2010-11 – Concentricity vs. Runout
- 2007-03 – WD-40 Myths
- 2008-09 – Full Screen Playback of a Whole YouTube Playlist
- 2014-02 – Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Virtually
- 2008-02 – New paper shows evidence for the Salem hypothesis
- 2012-06 – Outlook to Thunderbird Migration
- 2012-04 – RSS Feeds for Static Web Pages
- 2012-12 – Convert letterboxed video to widescreen in Corel VideoStudio X5
- 2019-07 – Windows 10 device descriptor request failed
Not only are these guys shitty at their jobs, they keep each other and themselves in power so they can continue to be shitty at their jobs.
It’s sad when a comedian decides they are old enough to step out of character and reveal what a bigoted moronic asshole they really are.
Source: John Cleese disappoints me
I don’t see how saying “Eww, ick, I won’t buy her books anymore” is authoritarian. It’s also not authoritarian if I look at that list of over 7000 signatories and think “What a bunch of assholes” and think poorly of them for their association.
Rowling has not been “honourable and compassionate” — she’s been a pious bigot — and if you regard standing in solidarity with a bigot is a commendable position, think again.
But yes, please, do go sign that useless petition if you agree with it. I love it when horrible people drop the mask and slap a clear label on their forehead.
I keep encountering idiots who claim some particular dew point temperature is always comfortable. This is so absurd that anyone who says it has absolutely no understanding of the word comfortable or what dew point is.
Dew point is literally the temperature at which dew will form if the current air mass is cooled to that temperature. It also corresponds to 100% RH. This of course means that if the dew point is 10°C (50°F) and the temperature is 10°C (50°F) then the %RH is 100% and water is condensing out of the air and dripping down everything that’s at or below the air temperature.
So if you ever encounter somebody who claims that some dew point temperature is always comfortable ask them, Do you really think that dripping wet 100%RH is comfortable.
If you want to judge comfort go for relative humidity where above 80% feels yucky damp and below 30% feels horribly dry (cracked skin and static electricity problems)
It’s been popping up everywhere and nearly all usages, especially the ones from politicians, are completely inappropriate, sigh. Often it is missing the hyphen as well.
Descendant of slaveholders, confederate apologist (= Traitor to the USA), and very likely racist asshole, Edward Dickinson Tayloe II, is trying to silence accurate historical information about his ancestors. Go read Ed’s fine article for the details.
A descendant of one of the Virginia’s largest slaveowners and most prominent families is suing a newspaper and a history professor for accurately […]
PZ nails it.
Here’s what I think is going on. He’s dug himself into a deep hole with his record of saying stupid things, and he doesn’t see a way out, because ultimately he still thinks he was totally right about everything, and trying to defend himself would involve making more stupid statements. There aren’t any misunderstandings, we all understand perfectly well what he was saying, we just think he’s wrong. And he’s sort of aware that trying to change our mind about that would require reaffirming many of his previous stances, yet he’s a smart guy who knows the wind is blowing in a new direction, so he’s just going to get more dissent.
He’s dug this hole, so now he’s going to just sit in it and tell everyone they’re poopyheads who don’t understand him. That’s fine. Go right ahead. I think rms has found the right position for himself at last.
Source: rms resigns
This morning I read an update of a How-To Geek article on the Windows 1903 update. It said that Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra posted that everyone can get 1903 now. Clicking the link I saw that three days ago the VP of Gaming @ Microsoft posted this:
Mike Ybarra (Verified account)
If you want Windows 10’s latest update, 1903, as of today all users can go to Windows Update and get it. Variable refresh rate and exciting news at e3 – you’ll want to have this! #XboxE3
Since Mike is Corporate Vice President – Gaming for Microsoft I thought this must be true. I checked the two Win10 PC’s in my home office (one Win10 Pro and the other Win10 Home) and the update is NOT yet available. Microsoft really needs to prevent it’s VP’s of other divisions from spreading misinformation about Windows 10 updates. It is not helpful and perpetuates the impression that Microsoft can’t be relied on for accurate information.