acroyear: (waitaminute)
reasons I love following JWZ for 15 years...


This shit never would have happened when Jobs was around.

I mean, he might have done something objectively even more horrible -- like declaring that iTunes no longer does files at all, it's cloud only, welcome to hell and here's your accordion -- but this nonsense of "we claim it does this thing but that only works like 70% of the time"? That shit, up with which he would not have put.

Say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

About JWS :: why I still follow JWZ...
acroyear: (schtoopid)
This tweet after the election cracked me up:

Guy Nicolucci@Nicolucci1899
Karl Rove has redistributed more money from billionaires than Barack Obama ever will.

Funniest Election Tweet | Dispatches from the Culture Wars
acroyear: (don't go there)
Newt Gingrich didn't see his shadow (right before his eyes), so we're stuck with 6 more weeks of GOP primary stupidity...
acroyear: (fof good book)
Romney Leading Mormon Takeover of America! | Dispatches from the Culture Wars:
[...] on the list of groups I worry about taking over our government, the Mormon church falls somewhere between the Girl Scouts and the surviving cast members of the Apple Dumpling Gang.
acroyear: (don't let the)
Now who can argue with that? I think we're all indebted to Gabby Johnson for stating what needed to be said. I am particularly glad that these lovely children are here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, it expressed the courage little seen in this day and age.
I *so* want to stand up and say that in the middle of a Tea Party rally...

p.s., Happy New Year, all. :)
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for a bunch of new icons?  sheesh...
acroyear: (I'm being serious)
Apple Has More Cash Than U.S. Treasury | The Onion - America's Finest News Source | American Voices:
Well, the user experience in this country is just terrible.

Lou Gajda
Cable Splicer

Great, so why don't we sell them a couple of aircraft carriers and we'll be back in black.

Sonya Howland
Film Flat Inspector

This is why I took all my money out of U.S. currency and put it into safe, stable iTunes gift cards.

Philip Keeton
Yeast-Culture Developer

QotD

Jun. 30th, 2011 09:24 am
acroyear: (don't let the)
“Weird Al” Yankovic | Music | Set List | The A.V. Club:
I wrote this song before 9/11 just because I felt a lot of that selfishness in our culture, and immediately after 9/11 it felt like our national attitude had changed, and everyone was pitching in and being helpful, and being supporting and loving, which lasted about a week. -- Weird Al, on 'Why Does This Always Happen To Me' (Poodle Hat, 2003)

QotD

Jun. 27th, 2011 12:27 pm
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Four short links: 27 June 2011 - O'Reilly Radar:
Nonetheless, Facebook has become the new millennium's AOL: keywords, grandparents, and a zealous devotion to advertising. At least Facebook doesn't send me #&#^%*ing CDs.
acroyear: (oh that's clever)
Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz - Stuff:
So Doctor Who is not a complete loss. But then there are some shows that go completely beyond the pale of enjoyability, until they become nothing more than overwritten collections of tropes impossible to watch without groaning.

I think the worst offender here is the History Channel and all their programs on the so-called "World War II".
keep reading, this is hilarious...

brilliant.

May. 11th, 2011 11:26 am
acroyear: (weirdos...)
The Unrepentant John Yoo: 'Enhanced Interrogation' Got Us bin Laden - Andrew Cohen - Politics - The Atlantic:
Former government lawyer John Yoo taking credit on behalf of the Bush administration for Sunday's strike against Osama bin Laden is like Edward John Smith, the captain of the Titanic, taking credit for the results of the 1998 Academy Awards.
acroyear: (fof earplug)
"Those lucky kids are going to get screamed at in octaves most children can only dream of." - the Onion, on Mariah Carey's twins.
acroyear: (car1)
Pollution May Trigger Heart Attacks | The Onion - America's Finest News Source | American Voices:
"Well at least Americans die free behind the wheel, maybe even with the top down, instead of cooped up in some Socialist European mass transit system."
acroyear: (I'm being serious)
but it is hilarious...

grokked from jwz
acroyear: (woke me up)
Buttered Cat Array:
When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet. And when toast is dropped, it always lands with the buttered side facing down. I propose to strap buttered toast to the back of a cat; the two will hover, spinning inches above the ground. With a giant buttered cat array, a high-speed monorail could easily link New York with Chicago.

QotD

Feb. 10th, 2011 07:28 am
acroyear: (claws for alarm)
Terse Systems : Responses to "Where Pair Programming Failed For Me":
I suffer from introversion. (Although, some might say I suffer from extroverts.)
acroyear: (zap this)
Immigration Officer Puts Wife on the No-Fly List - Lowering the Bar:
According to the Daily Mail Online, an immigration officer who worked for the UK Border Agency managed to get his wife out of his hair for three years by putting her name on the no-fly list while she was visiting the in-laws overseas. Officials confirmed on January 30 that the man had confessed to adding his wife's name to the list after she left for Pakistan, with the result that she was not allowed to get on a plane to come home. Airline and immigration authorities refused to explain to her why she was not being allowed to travel, although I imagine she put two and two together after her immigration-officer husband stopped answering his phone.

As you might expect, the husband was smart enough to tamper with immigration databases but not smart enough to avoid getting caught. Or, at least, it appears that at some point during the three years he forgot he had exiled his wife, and that he had done so by putting her on a list of people considered potentially dangerous. He later applied for a promotion, which required a new background check, which showed that, lo and behold, he was married to somebody on a terrorist watch list. That raised some eyebrows, and the officer then admitted he had tampered with the list.

He has been fired, and boy is he going to be in the doghouse when Mrs. Immigration Officer gets home after three years in Pakistan. Man, he better have some flowers waiting, is all I can say.
acroyear: (foxtrot saving time)
How Did Economists Get It So Wrong? - NYTimes.com:
“the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.”
acroyear: (ouch...)
...astrologers are getting together (virtually speaking) to claim that an astronomer pointing out how much of a scam astrology is, is itself a scam.

i especially love how they claim modern astrology began with Ptolemy (who was probably the most observant *astronomer* the classical world had, even if he did have a few daft conclusions here and there) and yet it is a "seasons" based astrology and not a *stars* based astrology.  That's for those *other* astrologers.

sorry, but any last credence in astrology i could have possibly had disappeared when Rupert was discovered.

and most of my respect for some astronomers also disappeared when they totally failed to name it Rupert when it was found.
acroyear: (don't go there)
Bloom County, around 20-25 years ago...

this was a joke then. it is real now.

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