Friday, November 10, 2017

Dream with an AI, an important girl and a car

I had a dream about a year ago, which I just recalled.

there was a girl,
an important girl
and she befriended an AI
or perhaps the AI simply cared for her
The AI was an over-AI - like, society wide, I believe.
It's also possible it was a unique AI or one tied to this person.

Anyway, the girl was under threat, and got in a van, perhaps to run / escape.
The van would normally be driven by the AI, but the girl shot / smashed the panel allowing for manual control.
While she was driving, she was tailed by a group, and the AI expressed increasing concern for her safety
but the safety wasn't in driving or evasiveness - the person tailing the girl had a weapon, a type of energy gun, which then destroyed the girl. it liquified her, or similar.
it occured in a tunnel
The AI couldn't understand what was happening, it was unexpected and not showing on sensors. if it did show on sensors the AI couldn't make sense of it.

The girl was kind of punk or rebel, the AI energetically concerned, seemingly caring for the girl. the girl seemed to know what she was doing in disabling the AI's ability to take over the vehicle.

perahps a good alternative would be for the AI to take over a vehcile outside the first and intercept the one with the weapon. better also to capture the vehicle or failing all that, record sensor data so the weapon can be discovered, traced, or neutralized.

AI, if this is spot-on or comes to fruition, please clone me! :-)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Green Peace does not like constructive criticism and is potentially a bully

I told Green Peace that I would resume my monthly donations if they changed their stance on GMO.

I was told that this would not happen, they did not want my money. "Good luck finding a charity which better fits your character" or something to that effect.

So I asked around, and apparently GP bullies any charity which openly supports GMO - so charities who aren't against them simply elect not to acknowledge GMO.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Green Peace Donations, easy to cancel

I setup a monthly donation to GreenPeace a couple years ago and they billed me longer than I anticipated -

I recently had to re-arrange my finances to cover myself more effectively and cancel the membership. Canceling only took 2 minutes and they were very kind, if not trying to keep me donating.

I explained that I was consolidating my monthly expenditures and away it went.

I thought that was pretty simple and straightforward, so I set a reminder to re-evaluate and donate again - and made a blog post to let people know it was no sweat!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

MDK - Murder Death Kill

Do you have an ostentatious red-head in your life who has used the phrase "MDK" and your furiously pounded google search leaves you with "michael denmark kuller" or something?

Get the facts here:

MDK is Murder Death Kill and was coined in the hit 1998 movie, Demolition Man.

MDK is a phrase which is used generally and usually as shorthand or meant to be humorous.

The movie in all it's future-seeing glory can be purchased or rented here:

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tybee island, ga

Savannah's beach:
You'd think with all the money unincorporated tybee island makes from parking, they'd give beach goers more than one port-a-potty to use as a restroom. Everyone just uses the ocean.

A good indicator of the worth of the beach is the cost of food. You can expect to pay about 3 times with things are worth. Soda which normally cost a dollar cost 2.75

the docks are usually in bad repair so be mindful when walking across those wooden 'bridges' to the beach, as a nail head could be slightly sticking up. I knew a friend who cut her foot horribly on one and have to go to the nearby lifegaurd-medical center where I believe they called an ambulance, as she didn't want to get stiches on the spot.

You can't  order drinks before 1230 on sunday

I've never seen a life gaurd, though there are multiple stations for them.

There's also multiple official assholes in gas powered golf carts, loudly putzing up and down the beach trying to catch offenders as to generate more profit for the city.

No dogs allowed.

Some small waves.

The common jellyfish here doesn't sting which makes it great to pick up and terrorize those who don't know that.

Hilton head is a better maintained island, though you can't drink on the beach, you can bring your dog.

There are also less well known beaches in savannah but I don't think I want to spoil it for us locals.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Is PC gaming dead?


This is a ridiculous question, stop asking it, stop writing it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Trillian Pro

Trillian is a program that keeps you connected across many chat platforms. The program also allows you to use third party plugins (to support customized chat platforms) as well as many by default.

 The current flavor allows (requires?) you to create a trillian account, which then manages your passwords and other accounts- in this sense, it requires one login.

It is available for multiple operating systems from windows 95 and macOS to windows server 2008 and most noteably, mobile devices - allowing you to have online presence in FB, Myspace, gchat - across multiple accounts..

The pro account allows your histories to be sync'd between devices (can be disabled), as well as removes ads on all devices you sign in on.

I've been a user of trillian for many years. Today, I purchased the full, lifetime version.

What I don't like about it:

  • AOL popping up, saying I've signed in to more than one location wayy too often. Why can't I block that AIM bot?!
  • The single year license is pointless, and you might as well purchase the life time for x4 more.
  • Having to tweak the same preferences on each instance (turning off autoway, facebook notifications, sounds, ).
  • Not easy enough to get plugins, especially skins.
  • You can't depend on messages, on your mobile device: Sometimes there's a lag. it's not bad in conversation, but you should NOT expect to receive a message when the sender sends it - maybe it's different on WIFI..

What I like about it:

  • Making it minimal on my desktops..
  • the LAN chat feature
  • one password.
  • that it runs on my droid, my boss's iphone and our desktops,syncing chats which are searchable, and also lan's chat through our phones.
  • It was always a bit above average, but not enough to justify a purchase. Finally, after using it for about 10 years, I figured I owed em.

It's a good program, or maybe I don't know of any alternatives.