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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:23 am

Re: https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/tech/ ... oice-data/
"TikTok quietly changes rules to harvest scans of your FACE and voice"

:idea: Apparently, the new way to "drop your pants" in public ... :shock:

Like numeric identification, face/voice identification can also be collected
for the super databases - worldwide! When this is merged with the numeric,
all that's left unknown is your DNA (which is being collected ... apparently).

Thereafter, there will be no need to "drop your pants" in public,
since "the system" can do this at will (even at Will, et al.). ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:58 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/04/investin ... index.html
"Bitcoin tumbles after Elon Musk tweets breakup meme"

Moment Of Musk (MOM) provides wisdom about cryptocurrencies:

:idea: A bitcoin's volatility is directly related to Popularity Of Promoter (POP),
sometimes degrading to a NOP (computer command that does nothing),
financially speaking. Thus, more popularity, more volatility (but also
quite volatile on its way down the bit chute, financially speaking). :roll:

8) (From Oxford Languages)
"Chute - a narrow metal enclosure for holding or restraining livestock,
in which an animal may be vaccinated, branded, etc."

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!: (re: a bit of vaccine)
"bit chute" well describes mass Covid vaccinations
(and alludes to an unpopular type of swab testing,
hinting of that team's command for action:
"To the rear, march!").

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:29 pm

Re: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 60208.html

"Musk has caused the price of CumRocket to shoot up by nearly 400 per cent in just 10 minutes
after he tweeted a series of emojis that appeared to reference the adult-themed cryptocurrency."

:bana: The Pied Piper of cryptocurrencies ... and consistent indicator of a crypto's volatility!
Great for gambler-investors, but undermining confidence in all cryptos as stable currency. :(

:scratch: Somehow, this is beginning to suggest symbolism akin to a lab-created virus
(meant to be very manipulative of the environment and residents within). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:29 pm

Re: https://www.voanews.com/economy-busines ... tal-dollar

"Doubters express multiple worries, including concerns about privacy, pointing out that the system could give
the federal government access to transactions that individuals would prefer to make in private." :o

:idea: Crypto momentum keeps hinting that private transactions (like cash)
will soon be developed, since cryptocurrencies are electronic databases
with back doors* for those who care to know about private things. :roll:

* Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 589909002/

"Majority of $4.4 million cryptocurrency ransom payment recovered ...
investigators were able to trace the payment to a 'virtual currency wallet,'
then seized $2.3 million in cryptocurrency." :o

:roll: A good example of how cryptos can be traced ... and why
(traceability may be "the system's" main purpose of cryptos). ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:34 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -work.html
"NYC psychiatrist who told Yale panel she fantasized about shooting ... was taken 'out of context' "

:idea: The problem with "speaking metaphorically" in public is that the public doesn't easily know
a flippant metaphor from a whimsical joke from aggressive intent. :roll:

A metaphorical "bomb on plane", expressed at an airport (or even online
during travel) will probably delay your trip while you relax in confinement,
at least until your true itinerary is confirmed. ;)

A twice told tale can land your tail in jail,
even if quoted precisely but without
your emotions, hand gestures, etc. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:48 pm

Re: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ha ... andal-ndas
"Want To Have Sex With A Celeb? Sign An NDA."

:lol: Whar's intriguing about today's internet is that
a whimsical "I did not have sex with ___." NDA
(or T-shirt, etc.) can cause plenty of trouble

... since, in today's wokeness momentum,
"did not" can mean "did indeed". :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:19 pm

Re: https://www.purewow.com/news/pride-food ... ia-support

:lol: The current rage is a Gender Fortune Cake where scoops of colored batter are carefully poured into cake pans,
then the layers are frosted after baking. Random colors appear when the cake is cut, telling your gender fortune
for the party (acting out your gender is a different party). :roll:

The top color is your dominant preference, the bottom color your preferred partner,
and the middle colors (if any) your current friends. :o

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:14 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -room.html
" 'unwelcoming' portrait of the Monarch from graduates' common room because she 'represents recent colonial history' "

:idea: The problem with awokeness is that there is usually a previous civilization/culture that was displaced by "invaders".
However, "recent" seems to qualify what can be attacked as colonialism (or racism). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:28 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/us/texas ... index.html

"Texas bakery lost customers after selling rainbow Pride cookies.
Thanks to supporters, it has sold out of cookies every day since" :o

:idea: Interesting psychology in food marketing ...
You don't have to take sides to comprehend that
Cookies sell! Period! Good cookies sell better.
Few consumers cannot rationalize a cookie! :roll:

:bana: While cakes are similar, the subtlety is that cakes
represent multiple servings (unless you're FOND of cake),
whereas cookies - even a small bag - is just a few bites
... unless a bag is one serving. (Been there! Done that!) :oops:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:13 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/fin ... like-this/
"Financial collapse is closer than most realize"

"Meme stocks are insanity. Gamestop is a company that sells video games. The stock hit an all-time high back in 2007 around $60 and came close in 2014 to another record with new console releases. The stock now trades at over $300 with no change whatsoever to the business!"

"This is not healthy for the economy or people’s view of reality."

:idea: Apparently, the trading markets are now less related to business reality ... and bitcoins are proof!
But business reality is not so important (and stock trade software seems to know this!). :o

"Buy low! Sell high! ... and hedge your bets!" ("bets" is a clue!) ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:34 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... claim.html
"Mega brood of ten babies 'are fighting for their lives' in South African hospital"

:idea: Apparently, evolution anticipated fewer babies ...
considering the naturally available feeding tubes. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:42 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/pjw ... less-rubbish/
"An artist in Italy has just sold an 'invisible sculpture' for 15,000 euros. It’s literally nothing." :roll:

:idea: The "15,000 euros" represent the value of this art to the purchaser ... who probably intends to share it (aka "enlighten") others.
However, its real value is determined by future purchasers (or by those who will pay to view this creativity). On the other hand,
the purchaser may simply be an encouraging supporter of objet d'Art Not Usually Savored. :o

:bana: "objet d'Art Not Usually Savored" may describe a new genre of human creativity,
perhaps including bitcoins, mRNA vaccines, cryogenic freezing, UFO disclosures, etc.
... and by its promotion may reveal from whence this imagination? Perhaps even
a new era Twilight Zone wherein might wave a split particle. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:21 am

:bana: The new croc about Crocs ...

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/life/ ... 528028002/

"Comfort has been key in bringing support to the drastic lifestyle changes that consumers experienced ...
They want to wear something that feels good and can be worn with multiple looks ..."

"Crocs are back in but only with socks ... illustrates Gen Z's approach to life:
'They accept no status quo, have no interest in compromise, will rewrite everything.' " :o

:idea: Gen Z daughter: "You have to wear shoes with socks -
my friends are coming over today! Put this on, Dad!"
Pre-Gen Dad: "Don't give that Croc!" :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:56 am

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

"school district yanks ALL holiday names off the calendar to avoid 'hurt feelings' ...
students can now get ready to gather with the family to celebrate ... 'Day Off' "

:idea: At least, greeting cards can now be generic for Day Off days!
The holiday can be known for what you didn't do (no school)
instead of how you privately celebrated that No Name day.

Kids might expect to skip chores on their Day Off 8)

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:31 am

Re: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/ ... ral-world/
"Boris Johnson urges G7 leaders to build a ‘more gender neutral, more feminine’ world"

:( The teachable moment lost is that gender neutrality is poor compromise
when gender equality would be the loftier solution! A "more feminine" world
is reasonably positive, except that many genders now exist. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:51 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... tists.html
"sperm can survive on the Red Planet for up to 200 years"

"Hopes of a space colony have come a step closer but there are still questions
over how people could have sex on the Red Planet's micro-gravity." :?

:idea: Apparently, earth-based testing will be required ...
but there's already a long list of volunteers. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:22 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/12/uk/queen ... index.html
"Queen shows off sword skills by cutting cake during G7"

:idea: Few know that protocol permits the s-word to be quietly voiced
if perfect slices are too difficult to cut with such a long sword. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:05 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -time.html
"US Navy makes history as unmanned tanker drone refuels a fighter jet for the first time"

:bana: Obviously, unmanned passenger drones are next ...
perhaps monitored (from wherever) by a licensed pilot
... if enough first class tickets are sold. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:21 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... icide.html
"reporter who broke story of secret tarmac meeting ... dies in 'apparent suicide' "

:scratch: What's intriguing about these "suicide" controversies is their similarity
to the controversies about Covid causing or not causing a death.
A salient clue may be in the definitions ... apparently. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:17 am

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/news/head-world-l ... 30733.html

"Head of world's 'largest family' dies in India, leaving behind 39 wives and 94 children"

:hithere Bittersweet perspective on "family" ...
39 wives, 94 children, one father. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:10 am

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 713301002/

"The House passed legislation Wednesday that would make June 19, or Juneteenth —
commemorating the day news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas — a federal holiday."

"would grant every federal employee a day off to commemorate June 19, 1865" 8)

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-jersey-s ... t-feelings

"Now holidays like Thanksgiving and Memorial Day, as well as Jewish holy days
like Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, will simply be listed as 'day off.' " :roll:

:idea: Although Juneteenth will simply be "day off" on this school's calendar,
most U.S. schools are already out for many days off (summer break). ;)

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/17/politics ... index.html
"Biden signs bill into law making Juneteenth a national holiday"

:idea: And this Juneteenth is within the week where all "teenth" days occur (Sun-Sat, 13-19).
Perhaps a future one-week Days Off whenever this occurs on the year's calendar. :roll

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:46 am

Re: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/15/kim-kar ... o-ads.html

"Gen Z and young millennial influencers — many of which primarily have young followers —
have posted paid ads for currencies and exchanges" :roll:

:idea: Obviously, a new era in world finance ...
where "a penny for your thoughts" is now
"serious cash for your popularity influence". :o

:bana: Amazingly, "cryptococcus" is a real word ...
with subtle relationship to such finance. ;)

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Post by Amigoo » Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:50 pm

Re: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/16 ... eg-abbott/
"Texans can carry handguns without a license or training starting Sept. 1"

:idea: However, a Texas gunslinger must wear a mask if not vaccinated
(but it's best not to ask why the slinger is not wearing a mask) ...
yet mask+gun communicates a troubling message. :roll:

And if a gunslinger points a gun at another gunslinger,
that slinger may legally shoot the assumed aggressor
... and ask questions later :?:

After all, how is your life not in danger
when a stranger points a gun at you :?: :!:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:24 am

Re: https://people.com/human-interest/human ... into-soil/
"New End-of-Life Choice, Turns Bodies Into Soil: 'Rejoin the Natural Cycle' "

:idea: Hints that we're not supporting climate change and the Green Revolution
until we commit to a nature-friendly departure. Best guess: Good savings
on body disposal but this soil probably needs to stay 'way out yonder'
for a few decades (or more). :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:41 pm

Re: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets ... ar-AAL7dqR
"When a 3,000-Person Village in El Salvador Became 'Bitcoin Beach' "

"Bitcoin is notoriously difficult to use as a day-to-day currency partly due to its volatility." :roll:

"Businesses tend to unload Bitcoin as fast as they can because of the fluctuating exchange rate.
If you receive it in the morning, it could easily be down 5 or 10 percent by the close of business"

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