Humor

Gmail Hovercard Doesn’t Sort by Address Anymore

Why Google? Why? Feel free to spam those addresses all you like. The hovercard doesn’t sort by address anymore? Why? That function is perhaps the single, most used function in Gmail. Thousands of people are now screaming at their laptops in frustration. All of those thousands of put-off tasks now immediately requiring attention because you …

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Family Health Humor

Jumpscare

David Gerrold on Facebook All of my friends thought scaring me was funny. This has been true for as long as I can remember. Because they told me scaring people was funny, I started scaring people to see if it was funny. Weirdly enough, it was funny. It was funny when someone else other than …

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Humor Technical

The Unappreciated Art of the Troll

“To make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.”   “To fish by trailing a baited line along behind a boat.” Google search result for trolling Everyone has their nervous tic, that thing that they just can’t keep themselves from doing. Popping gum, clicking …

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Humor Libertarian Politics Skepticism

Grand Conspiratorial Fantasies

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. Hanlon’s Razor The image at right was culled from a friend’s Facebook wall a few years back. The image serves as an introduction, the proverbial rabbit-hole, a building 7 to 9/11 truthers, a lead-in to draw you deeper into this post dedicated to critical thinking. Humor …

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Humor Politics

DST-CST? Why?

“I don’t really care how time is reckoned so long as there is some agreement about it, but I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind. I even object to the implication that I am wasting something valuable if I …

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Humor OHM Politics

Best Eclipse Ever, Obama With an Orange Halo

Politico There are now 2 Donald Trumps – Teleprompter Trump and Tantrum Trump. Teleprompter Trump, who almost sounds presidential, isn’t the real Donald. He’s the person reading from a teleprompter words written for him by aides and Cabinet appointees. We saw Teleprompter Trump Monday night talking about Afghanistan and yesterday talking about veterans. Tantrum Trump …

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Humor Technical

Phacebook Phishing

For the last three or four days in a row I have logged onto Facebook and found friendship invites from pretty young girls who want to get to know me. Women who want to be my friend. In each case I promptly report the profile to Facebook for review as fake, and I then delete …

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Humor Philosophy Technical

The definition of Secure and Insecure

When I walked up to these public terminals  a few minutes ago, the couple next to me helpfully offered the advice “that one is broken”. A few quick keystrokes later I discovered that the problem was the touchscreen interface was registering false touches. Probably the result of previous abuse. While I was amusing myself with …

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Humor Technical

Hey Google! Blogger Interface Needs a Patch!

For the last few weeks I’ve been getting spam comments from Blogger. Yes, that’s right. Blogger is spamming me with comments, if sources for the spam are to be believed. The problem is a little more involved than that. Not only is the self-identified user Blogger spamming me, but the landing page for marking comments from …

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Humor Podcast Politics Religion

A Gordian Knot of Information

Fuzz I believe. I believe. To hell with learning anything. To hell with putting five goddamned minutes into it. No, I believe. Like we haven’t learned anything in 20,000 years of history. Like a caveman staring fearfully at the approaching storm. “Grog believe thunder is giant farts of god mammoth who live in sky!” A …

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