The guy who sent me this video said he’d be so happy that he’d “start running topless in circles” if I posted it. Start running, brother.
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video is verboten so I have no idea why he is running topless. OTOH – I moved more than a couple of chickens from perch to plate and ‘running around topless’ is something you see hens do when you remove their tops.
Cant find it right now ( site not loading properly on iPhone), but DeLong linked to a 1956 photo of a 5 MB hard drive being unloaded from a cargo plane. Using a forklift. Fifty-five years later, you can stick a hard drive with 200,000 times the capacity of that old box in your pocket.
We have made progress in some areas.
@burnspbesq: OH!?!!111 Well, we would have quantum computers in our minds by now if it wasn’t for the heavy hand of the
JewsMossad blocking innovation.
i think it’d mean a whole lot more if he was a gurl :D
Stuck’s Confidence Fairies don’t appear to be flapping their wings hard enough.
But could they use it to put captions on pictures of cats? Didn’t think so. Progress!
@burnspbesq: Here’s the photo in question. Saw it in last night’s Open Thread for Night Owls over at the GOS.
I was reading an article about how Paul is a shitty legislator and this stuck out:
What the hell is that third one about?
@burnspbesq: I have pointed out numerous times that the average smart-phone has more capacity and capability — and almost as much screen — as my first computer (a Kaypro II).
“Well, we would have quantum computers in our minds by now if it wasn’t for the heavy hand of the Mossad blocking innovation.”
I had no idea. Thank you for enlightening me.
Interesting piece in the Times today. They cross-referenced North Carolina’s concealed-carry permit list against criminal justice records. Whodathunkit: minor altercations turn deadly when one of the participants is packing, and a lot of folks who shouldn’t be allowed within a mile of a firearm have no trouble getting permits.
Sarah Proud and Tall
Don’t mind me. Too much red wine…
@burnspbesq: I’m not sure it proves what the article’s lede implies.
240,000 permit holders.
2,400 non-traffic crimes.
Some of the felonies included weapons use. Some of the misdemeanors including ‘brandishing’, but a lot more were things like DUIs.
100 of the felonious convictions did not result in revocation of the permit.
Meh. Sears has been in financial trouble for years, and they didn’t help themselves by buying Kmart when it was on the verge of going under. The only thing keeping them afloat is Land’s End.
Of course, I’m prejudiced — Sears has treated their employees like shit since at least the 1980s (which was when I had friends who worked there) and I haven’t shopped there since.
Mistermix, just stopping by to tip my hat to you for your Christmas Day essay on Mary. One of the best on the subject that I’ve ever read. Kudos, and Happy New Year!
Gooooold! In case you hadn’t noticed, Ron Paul is a huge goldbug, and he apparently has invested almost all his money in gold. I’m betting he wants to be able to issue his own coins.
Hah. My first computer didn’t come with any kind of storage when we bought it; everything disappeared every time you power cycled. That wasn’t as much trouble as you might think, though, since it had only 4K of RAM. Some of that was devoted to system stuff like the screen buffer, so there was more like 2.5K of usable memory. If you really wanted to keep your work, it was vaguely practical to write it all down longhand!
Cris (without an H)
The Federal Reserve is a bugbear of conspiracy groups, and alternative currencies are one of their protective totems.
Basically, their position is that federal currency allows the Feds to increase their money supply without adding value to the economy, thus causing all currency to devalue. So their solution is to go for the Gold standard and trade in hempscript or Emperor Norton notes.
Plus the dollar has Masonic symbols on it.
Fiscal localism isn’t insane, but many of its adherents are.
My first was a KIM-1, in around 1976 – 1977. We used portable cassette recorders to store programs after we had hand-assembled the code and typed machine language in in hexadecimal on a keypad.
I need to see the population on my lawn drop drastically right about now.
‘HARD DRIVES’ made in China……
@Mnemosyne: Some GOP idiots keep on saying wealthy people are the job creators, they don’t realise that job creation is DEMAND led! Jesus, Have they ever read an economics book or do they understand APPLIED ECONOMICS?
They don’t care about the overall economy. Really, they don’t. All they care about is being able to keep as much of their income as possible, and they’ll make whatever stupid, illogical, and/or contradictory arguments they need to so they can do that.
They really seem to think that their wealth somehow exists outside of the global economy, and if we have an economic collapse, they’ll still be rich. Yet another lesson of the Great Depression that they’ve refused to learn.
They believe in supply side economics. They believe you can push the string.
@Mnemosyne: I call their bluff. Let all the rich people take their money and go live in Dybai. They’re just using it to screw up our civilization. If they aren’t investing we won’t miss them.
Totally unrelated but since we are posting random videos of random stuff. Keep watching, it’s catchy.
Sen. Ben Nelson is retiring. It would have been nice if the a-hole had done it a bit earlier, giving the party time to recruit another candidate and build a campaign organization.
@Hill Dweller: Rejoice! Another asshole bites the dust.
@Hill Dweller: But the bad polling numbers weren’t obvious till recently.
Basically, he’s retiring rather than running and losing.
Besides, it’s Nebraska. 90% chance his replacement would be a Republican regardless of what Nelson did.
I never thought a person could imitate a whole cast of Muppets so well.