Friday, November 12, 2021

I may be uniquely qualified to decide the victor to be (hoped for), in the clash of the "space" titans!

Musk says: go to Mars, young man! Bezos says: In the future, everyone will come from cylinders in space, and come to Earth as tourists!

This is a clash of "visions" I have reason to believe I am well qualified to comment on. Better qualified than Bezos, and perhaps Musk, too, because when I was quite young, and graduated from reading the dictionary, the encyclopedia, and a smattering of children's books, to (young) adult fiction, it was science fiction, and almost nothing but science fiction, much of it from "the golden age". And almost all hard SF, too (I routinely lost interest in Ursula K. and the like almost immediately). That was about 60 years ago, so, I am qualified, by long experience with the real thing, to spot a counterfeit, and O'Neill was that. There are men with a "vision" (that's a misnomer, really, because a plan is much more than a picture), and there are visionaries, just as there are men who use their intellect to think about things, and there are intellectuals. Once, SF was filled with stories about the former, men with a vision to go, discover, and make new places for people. Now, well, I quit reading 30 years ago, but I infer from the drivel hear so many people with the ear of the public repeating, it, and much else, is about which narrative controls the minds of the unfortunate people trapped in a civilization in decline, and a technical infrastructure necessarily following. 

I will go with Musk's plan for that reason, and because he has proven himself competent to lead the actual building of great things that have been put mostly on ice within increasingly ineffectual bureaucracies for 50 years which I can personally recall (with some disappointment), where Bezos seems content to signal his own, eh, prowess, and do what is required to remain in a position to keep doing that, on as grand a scale as is practical.

I will confess to having read more than one work of Ray Bradbury.

Progressives form the lynch mobs, now, and (often, though not necessarily) white kids who dare to interfere with their "woke" vision of power, are targeted for lynching.

Evidently, the prosecutor, having no case founded in fact and evidence on the charges brought against the defendant, thought it wise to attempt to put the judge on trial, for daring to make him the "target", of the judge's "ire".

Apparently, because all the fakest people, who create false impressions for a living, are telling us that we don't need due process, judge, or jury. No presumption of innocence. No proof beyond reasonable doubt. Because they feel very strongly that young Kyle is a murderer, and who do we think we are, to doubt that the "authenticity" of their feelings should convict a young man of murder? They are celebrities, who create false impressions for a living! So this prosecutor's job, as he sees it, is to make the conviction already obtained in the court of (MSM Media manufactured) public opinion, conformed to the "woke" narrative, reality, by any means necessary.

Rittenhouse prosecutors' evidence has 'disintegrated': Gregg Jarrett

Monday, October 18, 2021

I thought it needed a couple more lines, for the 21st century

 The three I know are:

Those who can, do.
Those who can't, teach.
Those who can't teach, become critics.

And my additional lines:

Those whose criticism is useless, become Democrat elected officials.
Those who can't become Democrat elected officials (without time in training), become "community organizers" and "activists".

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Low batteries in the morning

I added a mobile freezer to the mobile refrigerator already in the solar power mobile testbed the other day, and then someone called with a problem in Oakland, so I didn't put the (temporary, test) panels up much that day. The next day, I had errands to run, so I put up only the two thin, light panels, thinking I would go out in the morning. But, things happened, so I didn't get out until afternoon, and when I got back, not much sun was left, so, even though I added two more panels (which weigh twice as much, but produce more power), the batteries were still low in the evening.

This morning, I woke up a little before 5 (there was a low battery alarm beeping, softly beeping, on my remote monitor). So, there I was, out in the parking lot behind my office, before dawn, connecting my last emergency reserve battery, and looking at the predawn sky, when I thought of:

I Can See Clearly Now

Then, Google AI "suggested", that is the word, sir, "suggested":

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain (Official)

And then, of course,

Billy Joel - Piano Man (Official Music Video)


Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are (Official Audio)

Then, GoogleAI "suggested" something silly (it has no understanding, you know), so I looked up:

The Rolling Stones - You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Official Video) [4K]

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Comedy Genius

Well this is the funniest thing I've seen on TV in a while.

It's as if all the funny in late night TV was floating around, having been loosed by the entirety of "woke" Democrat late night turning from comedy to the tragedy of climate catastrophe, and it all landed on one Gutfeld! show, raising it from it's customary crushingly better than the rest to positively stratospheric. 

Tucker roasts 'dumbest' CNN hosts on 'Gutfeld!'


Monday, September 06, 2021

Biden wants a plan

Sorry if it's late, but I think I just got it! Biden demands to know what the plan is because he is, having devoted his life to learning "criticism" (really, How to Gain Money and Power by Accusation), for his entire career. He is the guy from:

Those who can, do.
Those who can't, teach.
(someone added the line) Those who can't teach, become critics.
(I'll add the line) Those who can't find work as a critic, become political hacks, and Joe Biden is their king.

When Joe Biden says he has a plan, he means that he will demand a plan, look them over, and pick the one which he feels will best advance his own political fortunes. At least, that's what he means if he has enough mental competence left to mean anything.

The Secret Texts 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Want memorable lines? Get a Democrat.

Democrats are fairly worthless as leaders of a free people, but they do have the memorable lines:

"A vast, right-wing conspiracy".
"It depends upon what the meaning of "is" is.
"At this point, what difference does it make?"
"We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."
"A basket of deplorables".
"That was four days ago, five days ago."

Wait...That's How Biden Reacted to the Pictures of Afghans Falling From US Planes?