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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Randy Newman's Minstrel Show: Total Bigot

Back story:

Occasionally I get to listen to the Hallerin Hill show on I-Heart-Radio when I am not listening to local goings on in greater metropolitan Cherry Hill (all we hear about is Philly politics and Camden murders, go figure).  I listen to it over the air when I am traveling and in range too.

So John tells me to listen to the podcast from the 8:15 chunk today.  Biggest bigot in the world called in and they aired him!  They were talking about Randy Newman's new free song (you get what you pay for, in this case less) "I'm Dreaming".  Sorry, no link, go find this pile of poop on your own.

So, like listening to a train wreck, I had to listen a few more times, and one discussion led to another until . . .

The merger of the caller and the Al Jolson impersonator (Newman):
video

"Just shows you how White people will do you."

Now updated with Archie and Meat Head, a few levels above the minstrel of Hollywood. (sorry I did not get the updated version loaded right away.  here it is)

video
Hallerin Hill, a bigot caller, Randy Newman performs in Blackface, and Archie Bunker argues against minstrel shows.

Many thanks to John for enduring this and bringing this stupid video into context.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gogs in reality

Via John Tagliaferro:
 In the Suki series I introduced devices that I called "gogs", which were eyeglasses that served as the user's communication and computing devices.  A virtual image floated in front of the user and they interacted with it by "touching the air" in front of them, manipulating a virtual input device.  They also had earbuds for audio.  People would walk about jabbering, flailing their fingers in the air looking like dementia victims as they communicated, worked, and entertained themselves. Something like this, but in the 2030s:

(Oakleys)
When my character developer decided to work on a fanfiction story, she transferred this technology into contact lenses.  No doubt that will be reality long before the time-frame where the stories take place.



The 9to5Google.Com story follows:

We detailed the first information about the Google [x] Glasses project in December.

They are in late prototype stages of wearable glasses
that look similar to thick-rimmed glasses that “normal people” wear.
 However, these provide a display with a heads up computer interface.
 There are a few buttons on the arms of the glasses, but otherwise, they
could be mistaken for normal glasses.  Additionally, we are not sure of
the technology being employed here, but it is likely a transparent LCD
or AMOLED display such as the one demonstrated below:


In addition, we have heard that this device is not an
“Android peripheral” as the NYT stated.  According to our source, it
communicates directly with the Cloud over IP. Although, the “Google
Goggles”  could use a phone’s Internet connection, through Wi-Fi or a
low power Bluetooth 4.0.


The use-case is augmented reality that would tie into Google’s
location services.  A user can walk around with information popping up
and into display -Terminator-style- based on preferences, location and
Google’s information.


Therefore, these things likely connect to the Internet and have GPS.  They also likely run a version of Android.
Since then, we have learned much more regarding Google’s glasses…



Our tipster has now seen a prototype and said it looks something like Oakley Thumps (below).
These glasses, we heard, have a front-facing camera used to gather
information and could aid in augmented reality apps. It will also take
pictures. The spied prototype has a flash —perhaps for help at night, or
maybe it is just a way to take better photos. The camera is extremely
small and likely only a few megapixels.
The heads up display (HUD) is only for one eye and on the side. It is
not transparent nor does it have dual 3D configurations, as previously
speculated.

One really cool bit: The navigation system currently used is a head
tilting-to scroll and click. We are told it is very quick to learn and
once the user is adept at navigation, it becomes second nature and
almost indistinguishable to outside users.

(As an aside, I built a head mouse as a Masters Thesis project a few years back that used head tilts to navigate and control menus. I am ready to collect royalties!)
I/O on the glasses will also include voice input and output, and we
are told the CPU/RAM/storage hardware is near the equivalent of a
generation-old Android smartphone. As a guess, we would speculate
something like 1GHz ARM A8, 256MB RAM and 8GB of storage?  In any case,
it will also function as a smartphone.

Perhaps most interesting is that Google is currently deciding on how
it wants to release these glasses, even though the product is still a
very long way from being finished. It is currently a secret with only a
few geeky types knowing about it, and Google is apparently unsure if it
will have mass-market appeal. Therefore, the company is considering
making this a pilot program, somewhat like the Cr-48 Chromebooks last
year.

Yes, Google might actually release this product as beta-pilot program to people outside of Google—and soon.

FYI Motorola’s got something cool in this area brewing as well (thanks commenter!).


My modest friend leaves out that in a couple of drafts that are gathering dust, he took the contact lens gogs to yet another level.
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Friday, February 26, 2010

SandiTrixx Awesome Blog

Via SandiTrixx:


wednesday, february 24, 2010
Daily Dose
The son of the founder of Hamas became an informant for the Israelis.Here is some wisdom that he knows intimately and Western leaders have yet to understand:
"Hamas cannot make peace with the Israelis," Yousef is quoted as saying, "That is against what their God tells them. It is impossible to make peace with infidels. ... The Hamas leadership is responsible for the killing of Palestinians, not Israelis."
Hamas will never stop fighting Israel no matter the concessions of land, money, etc. They must either be destroyed or their will to fight snuffed out.

Lots more goodness where that came from.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Suki In The News: What a Bitch!


Taking a bark out of crime



Not or related to me either:

CULLMAN — The Cullman Police Department has two new recruits: A German Shepherd named Drago, and an energetic Belgian Malinois named Suki.
That's Cullman, Alabama.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Suki in the News: Nablus

The terrorists are whining:

IDF Raids 5 Apartments in Nablus



Go Israel!  Beat terrorists!

Oops, that is not the spin that the Socialists of the International Solidarity Movement are giving it.  Another ripoff by them?  I doubt Poland is proud of this.

Last night at around 2.30am, the Israeli army illegally stormed into 5 apartments in the Ashref Building on Suki Street in Nablus. The city is located in “Area A”, which is under full Palestinian Authority control under the Oslo II Agreement, making this raid illegal under international law.
Oh, bullshit, a bunch of terrorists got raided.  You lose, freedom wins, shut the hell up and stop fucking with the Jews.

أوسلو. فلسطين واسرائيل وجيش الدفاع الإسرائيلي ، ركلة الحمار ، الإرهابيين الفلسطينيين ، المنطقة ألف ، السوكي الشوارع ، ونابلس ، وحركة التضامن الدولية والتضامن


אָסלאָ. פּאַלעסטינע, ישראל, ידף, קאָפּע טאָכעס, פּאַלעסטיניאַן טערעריסץ, שטח א, סוקי גאַס, נאַבלוס, אינטערנאציאנאלע סאָלידאַריטי מאָוועמענט, סאָלידאַריטי


اسلو. فلسطین ، اسرائیل ، IDF ، الاغ لگد گرفتند ، تروریست های فلسطینی ، محله ، خیابان Suki ، رود ، جنبش بین المللی همبستگی ، همبستگی


אוסלו. פלסטין, ישראל, צה"ל, בעיטה בתחת, מחבלים פלסטינים, שטח A, ברחוב סוקי, שכם, תנועת הסולידריות הבינלאומית, "סולידריות"

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Check out John's New Satire Blog

John cranked out a new satire blog. There is a zombie in almost every post! Conspiracies, political incorrectness, more to come I'm sure. He actually 'illustrates' his posts too, which is really amazing.
skipoject.blogspot.com



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