Posts from the ‘Blurb’ Category

Jesus Creepy McCreep Christ!

Link

I have been made aware of this things existence.

The uncanny valley called, they want their disembodied finger back.

Obvious first impressions aside, the article becomes even creepier:

You can hold your phone by a disembodied finger formed like a handle.

A phone tapping for your attention with a disembodied finger.

A phone moving along by use of a disembodied finger.

The scenes on Eros described in the book “Leviathan Wakes”, as the Protomolecule took over, when hands and ribcages moved around, come to mind.

Someone read that, a scene describing utter horror and alienness, and thought to themselves “I can build that, for your phone!”

Dear gods send a great flood of burning acid, cleanse this shit off the face of the Earth!

Take care,

A.

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21st century, 1st world problems

I came across this toot on Mastodon.

Well, perhaps it is an evil scheme from Amazon, forcing toddlers and their parents to interact, at least occasionally.

By removing pictures, aka pictograms, and replacing them with text, kids who can’t read yet, MUST ask an adult (or older child) for assistance. This preventing, possibly, binge watching in the next generation, enforcing the oh so sweet human interaction.

But what do I know. My five year old would binge watch the entire library of Tom and Jerry, PJ Masks and similar stuff twice over if we would let him, or he had pictograms to help him navigate when we are distracted.

So, maybe, just maybe, Amazon didn’t fuck up, they did shit right.

Take care,

A.

Anxiety

If your anxiety is this easily triggered, your body/psyche is trying to tell you one of two things, perhaps both:

1. Get help – either therapy, or medication, otherwise, get over it.

2. Get out of the genepool.

If our ancestors had been this anxiety ridden, they never would’ve made it out of the Savannah. A little gust of wind would’ve scared them shitless and left them as easy prey for lions and other predators.

Perhaps some early humans/hominids were this burdened. But they got eaten.

Seriously, you do not have PTSD, and clapping doesn’t flashback you to Nam where the machineguns rattled, and choppers roared.

I had to suffer through untriggered panic-/anxiety attacks. I got myself help.

Anxiety isn’t a way of life that must be preserved, and thus deserves our respect. It is a problem, one that can be overcome. Work on yourself, but don’t expect the world to accommodate your unwillingness to improve!

Take care, A.

Burn, Baby, Burn

In Meppen in Germany a lot of people are currently thinking “Just once, I’d like to work with fucking PROFESSIONALS!”

You may ask yourself why, as the answer will be obvious to the (former) residents of Centralia.

The ground is burning.

There are villages in the middle of the (dried up) swamps. What are swamps rich in? Peat!

What is peat good at, once dry?

Burning.

Now, the swamps had a smoking ban, a campfire prohibition, because the summer was dry, and the peat was dry.

What did the German Military do in September 2018 regardless?

TEST SOME FUCKING ROCKETS!

Now the peat in the ground is on fire and they can’t douse that shit!

Once, just ONCE, do I want a news article “All went well, everyone involved was a professional.”

Take care,

A.

Consumer protection done (almost) right…

As reaction to:
https://futurism.com/missouris-meat-law/

Missouri passed a law that prohibits the use of the term “meat” for anything that didn’t come from an animal.

Which is great!

If it isn’t meat, don’t call it meat!

If it is plums, you wouldn’t call it apples, now would you?
(Side rant: Why are these fucking cretins in the vegan crowd bitching and moaning about Trumps ‘Alternative Facts’, whilst living with alternative facts of their own? I don’t get it!)

It is that simple. idgf what you call it, but it is false labeling, more accurately, consumer fraud if you call Not-meat, meat.

It is this entire false labeling crap that must end:
It is soy juice, almond drink, grain water. Be honest.

It is NOT milk, nor is that other shit meat. Not even a convincing approximation.

You’re vegan? Good. Own that shit, and be honest about it to everyone, including yourself. Don’t pretend to be eating meat, if it is just crushed almonds, textured and colored in a way, that is a vague approximation.

Wash your almond-slab down with some Soy-juice.

But, as always, there is a catch, this decision also stinks of antiscienceism:
Labmeat IS meat.

May not have been alive recently (at least in the traditional terms) but it IS meat. Fear of GMOs and science in general is stinking through this otherwise intelligent decision.

Still.

A win for common sense.

A victory against consumer fraud.

Take care,

A.

PS: in my country there had been a huge scandal a few years back about “analogue cheese”, everyone and their aunt were up in arms over this. Today, they sell the same shit as Vegan cheese. It is NOT cheese, be honest.

Ben’s diary ep2

Dear diary, I met her at the airport, her beaming smile captivated me as she exited her plane:

After saying hello and talking for a little while, we drive of in her convertible.

After we arrived at her house things got heated pretty quickly.

Dear diary, I don’t know how to put it, but I’m in deep trouble. Those days of fun seen to be over:

That’s all for today, dear diary.

Ben’s diary ep1

Dear diary.

As I had gone for a hike in the mountains, I came upon the small inn where she works:

Over the course of hours we drank and talked, we laughed and sang.

It ended upstairs.

Sadly, all good things come to an end, as was my visit to the beautiful mountains, and rolling hills, all of which I never saw.

That’s all for today, dear diary.