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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:25 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/the ... f-control/

:scratch: More thoughts ...
- Will every bunkee be able to climb those "fireman's" stairs?
- How to get forgotten items once enclosed, risking premature opening?
- Is this a productive investment until needed? Maintenance required?
- Pump (and electricity) available if water accumulates?
- What happens to all waste (humans generate lotsa)?
- What about unexpected medical emergencies?
- Any toxic fumes created inside the bunker?
- Got lotsa FRESH batteries?

:o Quick analysis: More "tomb" than "bunker",
but government bunkers prepare for more. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:13 pm

Re: https://www.greenwichtime.com/lifestyle ... 078.php%22

"This new version of Alexa is much more proactive about chatting - and it has driven me bananas. 'WashPost,' chirped my glasses over my morning coffee to let me know about a news alert. 'Outlook,' Alexa said minutes later, interrupting a real conversation with an offer to read my latest email. All day long, Alexa whispers notifications from apps into my ear: 'Slack.' 'Battery is at 20 percent.' 'Outlook.' And more 'Outlook.' "

:duh "After two weeks with the $180 Echo Frames, I can report that ...
you have to really love Alexa to want to wear it (her) on your face." :roll:

Hopefully, there's more stimulating conversation after hours. :roll

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:17 pm

Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/pho ... ourt-order

"One of the photos shows the famous physicist at a barbecue on the island, while another photo shows him on a submarine tour off the coast of the island. According to the Telegraph, Epstein paid to have the submarine modified for the professor’s wheelchair, because he had never been underwater before."

:idea: This begins to hint that sex was hardly the island's only attraction
and that the media embellishes these stories for better controversy. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:38 pm

Re: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKCN2500NY

"The application is very user-friendly ... and you can also track your order
and see when it is in the kitchen or when it will be arriving" 8)

"'I think we lose the feeling with the waiter, for example when you order
you can’t ask about different preferences or quantities" :(

:duh Technology can be so challenging! ... like adding interactive conversation:
"Press 2 to speak with a real waiter ... or waiter-like AI".
"Press 3 for a binary or other waiter." ;)

:roll Choosing waiter identity could promote entertaining interaction,
but someone is always going to be offended ... in some way! ;)
OMG :!: An app to have offensive interaction?

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:23 pm

An app to have offensive interaction?
OMG :!: Such potential for an offensive app industry!
Ask to speak with a different identity if bored ...
or too offended ... or need different stimulation. ;)

:idea: Subtlety is that interaction doesn't have to be realistic like AI -
just needs to be entertaining, stimulating, thought-provoking. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:46 pm

[note: Quizlet (one 't') is a web application]

An Isolation Quizlett (IQ), a simple mind stretch ...

:scratch: If you had a clock that could only display one time, what would it be :?:

:idea: I noticed that a wall clock in my kitchen, kept for its decorative frame,
has long displayed my birth time, but I don't recall setting that time.

Now describe your stretch: 'sm s' or 's ms' ? :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:22 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ended.html

"San Diego's Museum of Man is accused of caving to political correctness after changing its name to 'Museum of Us' "

:bana: Making good progress in 2020 :!:
"Us" can be the composite sexual identity! (except for "Not-Us" people:
space aliens and the no-sexual-identity humans). :roll:

:idea: Tip: On government forms, write "Us" - not "US"
(albeit the U.S. is another many-sex country). ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:53 pm

Re: https://www.reviewed.com/home-outdoors/ ... ozen-water

"All you have to do is freeze a cup of water, then put it in the refrigerator with a quarter on top of it before you leave your home."

"If the quarter is on top, you're fine, but if it's more than half an inch down, your food has been exposed to warm temperatures"

:bana: Better test: Put a tooth on top of the ice - if it's replaced by a quarter you know that you have cheap fairy in the house;
if the quarter is more than half an inch down, your fairy is cheap and unreliable! :lol:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:48 am

Re: https://www.wcvb.com/article/stitch-rob ... s/33501288

"Seniors receive robot pets to help with quarantine loneliness."
"He don't talk back to me!" 8)

:bana: However, seniors with good imaginations make their own pets
... but mine are always fighting for quality time with me:

My computer mouse starts it: "He pets me all day long!" :roll
Then my couch cushion counters: "He sits on my lap all evening!"
But my bed pillow complains: "I'm meant to be head support!" :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:38 pm

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/amazo ... acial-slur

"A product from a British shoe company listed on Amazon appeared to use the N-word in its product color description"

Best guess: In this era of racist hypersensitivity, the company wanted to avoid potentially racist "Black"
and substituted the Spanish word (look it up). :roll: Also, note that the shoe's description is very standard
(even dull) and not racist at all.

Best Comment: "I figured the same. The incredible ignorance of the common person today is astounding."

Wild guess: Software probably scans millions of lines of online print, searching for any word/term
that could be interpreted as racist and this becomes a media "guilty until proven innocent". :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:13 pm

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/amazo ... acial-slur

This article brings to mind a subtle phenomenon about life in this modern era:
If someone is not offended by something they no longer participate in life! :roll:

Unfortunately, online (and other sources) inherently intensify any complaint,
often giving the illusion that MANY people are offended ... or concerned, etc. :o

With sufficient publicity by the media, the offense then becomes "monumental",
requiring that other problems be sidelined - statues (symbolism) must fall! ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:48 pm

Re: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/0 ... oto-391976

"And, anyway, long story short, it was just in good fun. That’s it."

:idea: In this era of easy online exposure, what's unzipped on a yacht should stay on the yacht
... whether humor or news, long story or short. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:30 pm

Re: https://temporarytemples.co.uk/project/ ... ugust-2020

:sunflower: Good timing for uplifting symbolism (enclosure of a "Tree of Life"?)
Even human crop circle makers could stomp this easy geometry in a field,
but to enclose a living tree for symbolism?! This has never occurred! 8)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:37 pm

:study: Re: https://dnyuz.com/2020/08/06/boxed-into ... cle-rally/

"It is quite the sight: When rallygoers from across the United States and Canada make their annual pilgrimage to Sturgis"

"This year’s festival may attract about 250,000 people despite an uptick in coronavirus cases across the state" :o


:scratch: Maybe bikers have better immune systems (or other protection) than travelers to Mecca:

Re: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/hist ... -pandemic/

"One of the largest annual gatherings on Earth, the pilgrimage, or hajj, to Mecca, will be off-limits
to most of the world’s Muslims this year due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic." :(

"In normal years, more than 2 million of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims travel to Mecca to perform the hajj ...
This year experts estimate that only 1,000 of Saudi Arabia’s 29 million Muslim residents will be allowed to attend."

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:15 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/hasbr ... -for-abuse

" 'This is not okay for a child’s toy! This toy needs to be removed from our stores,' Jessica McManis, who started the petition, wrote. 'What will this toy make our innocent, impressionable children think? That it’s fun when someone touches your private area? That pedophilia and child molestation are OK? It’s not OK! It’s not fun! It’s damaging and has long term affects [sic] on a child’s mental/physical health!' " :o

:idea: Apparently (since adults and even older children do not play with this doll), the rationale is that a child's pleasure would be remembered and cause the child to permit such touching by an adult. Fortunately, children do not take pleasure in diaper changes and the usual cleanup! :roll:

:scratch: Apparently, we've left the era(s) where such charges needed to be documented (with evidence) instead of acceptance of emotive argument (and popular votes). That companies (and governments) now find it easier to yield sets questionable precedent for future creative attacks. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:00 am

That companies (and governments) now find it easier to yield
sets questionable precedence for future creative attacks.
Such precedence forecasts more chaotic society and regressing - not well-ordered and progressing :!:
These online protest momentums, supported by many "likes", suggests a new era TikTok Tally. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:25 am

:duh More TikTok Tumult ...

Re: https://rense.com/general96/biden-forci ... e-girl.php

:scratch: Who knew?! In today's hypersensitivity to the slightest display of affection,
"pedophobia" can now be defined to include fear of an adult touching a child.

A retrogression of society when simple affection used to be nurturing to children,
especially when those adults were supervising them as day care workers and teachers. :(

As for this video, Biden appears to be pulling the child to the center of the stage
and not trying to force touching ... with the back of her hand :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:13 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hack-re ... 03699.html

:idea: Probably not good for the beach (a bucket or jug of beach water is better). ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:06 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/maki ... d-pandemic

After all these decades! I learn that my fourth grade teacher probably kept the butter :!:

8) All the kids in the class got to shake the jar of cream to make Buttermilk,
then we all had a sip of the liquid left after shaking. :roll:

I think that we were TikTok Taken :!: :!: ...
unless I was TikTok Tokin' during recess. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:27 pm

:study: Re: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/07/us/s ... rally.html

" ‘If We Get It, We Chose to Be Here’: Despite Virus, Thousands Converge on Sturgis for Huge Rally" :o

:idea: Seemingly an anti-virus-protection protest this year ... attended by many professionals (doctors, lawyers, etc.). But a social phenomenon with good opportunity to soon evaluate a major carefree gathering! Hopefully, "choose to be here" does not include "choose to freely share" what's contracted during the adventure. :finger:

10 days after exposure seems the more typical first appearance of symptoms, if symptoms are going to appear. Self-isolation after the Rally might be wise, but not likely with anyone participating in this carefree protest. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Sandy » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:24 am

Hi Rod,
The news here posted scenes from Sturgis. Holey Moley! There were people everywhere! :shock:

xxSandy
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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:43 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rally.html

"Bikers undaunted by COVID pack Sturgis bars and concerts without masks or social distancing
as 250,000 keep partying at the 10-day South Dakota festival"

:idea: A bit spooky, this symbolism (10 days for COVID symptoms to appear and a 10-day festival).
A biker can contract the virus on Day 1 and bring it home with symptoms after Day 10! :roll:

However, statistics still suggest that the infection rate will remain low. Party Hearty!
On the other hand, a 10-day "party" might be especially conducive to a higher rate. :(

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:41 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/michigan-gra ... ucket-list

"Dorothy Pollack, of Muskegon, went to a tattoo parlor with her granddaughter,
Teresa Zavitz-Jones, last week to get her forearm inked with a small green frog."

:bana: Bucket lists can be so unique! For some people, eating frogs' legs is on the list,
but swallowing a small green frog while swimmin' in its pond is on no one's list. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:11 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/tech- ... index.html

"Chat bots are becoming uncannily human. Can they be our friends?" :o

:bana: Cool! Start a support group with at least two chat bots!
Caution: The bots might form their own friendships!

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:38 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/202 ... 339305001/

"If you get an unsolicited e-mail promising a COVID vaccine, the hope from the hacker is for you to click on the link request
in the body of the e-mail, which would lead to the hacker taking control of your computer and gaining access to your info." :shock:

:bana: Good advice for any unsolicited email! Moving the mouse pointer over the link often displays
the actual internet address where the link goes. If it's not the same as what's printed in the email,
the link should be considered suspicious (e.g., attempt to get personal information). :roll:

There's lotsa phishing these days :!: A new type of bait announces that "Your order is ready."
"Thanks for your inquiry.", etc., tempting the email recipient to respond - Don't :!: :!:
... unless that email associates with your recent purchase, inquiry, etc. :finger:

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