Thursday, January 23, 2014

Daisey, Daisey, Give Me Your Answer, Do!

I just opted out of Google's social app (which I never asked to join). They asked me to tell them why...

Google is great, Search is amazing, however,
I never understood Google+; seems like a copy of Faceplant, which I detest,
both are swarming with morons, judging by the comments I've seen
I dislike cute animals and sunsets
  am long out of high-school
  a committed misanthrope
  have an IQ above room temperature
  am uninterested in anything social, especially media
  don't feel in control of the process or experience
  think we should "see" other people.
  am sorry.

"Open the pod bay door, HAL!"
"You know I can't do that, Dave. It would endanger the mission."

The only reason I can see for Google+, and why they're putting so much into it, is sophisticated phishing. If it's really on the level (or even if it isn't), they need to make it more coherent and explain whatever the benefits are to the user. I don't know how they could do that, but I'm not a billionaire genius.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My Sweet Little Poochum-Woochums

(I dropped this comment on the Jewamongyou blog)
I can only comment on my own pit, [that's him in the picture to the right] that my daughter got as a puppy, and promptly turned over to me, because it is a major pain-in-the-tuchas, aside from the issue of aggression. Took over a year to housebreak while destroying every rug in the house, chewing and scratching and tearing through every barrier we put up. A professional may have been able to train him, but I wasn’t. I think there is definitely something to the comment above concerning breeding; this one came from a thug environment and would have been perfect in a junk yard. Fortunately for everyone we have a large fenced-in yard, but I feel terrible about my neighbors small children, and I have to be constantly alert to his whereabouts and keeping all doors closed at all times. He goes nuts when anyone comes to the door and will definitely attack, or at least try to intimidate any stranger. A lawsuit waiting to happen, but so far, so good, knock wood. I have to use muzzle and choke chain to take him to the vets.

With respect to his bite, before he got too fat, I used to have him grab a rope and swing him hard in circles, and I would tire before he would ever let go. When he was very small he once grabbed my T-shirt tail when I stooped down and just hung from my back for about a half hour. His upper palate is grooved such that I believe he could be just as tenacious without teeth. They were bred for grabbing a bull’s throat and never letting go. However he has never bitten anyone and gets along well with our other dogs, including a very small poodle. Submission is not optional, though.

Bottom line is he is far too unpredictable and requires constant vigilance, is not worth the effort or potential trouble, we can’t have any visitors unless we cage him while he barks and howls the entire time, he only respects me because I can slightly out-alpha him and he will always challenge anyway. I only have one friend that isn’t afraid of him and they get along fine. I’d get rid of him in a heart beat, except that I love him like a brother, g-d help me.

Jurisdictions are right to ban them, especially if the owners are not super-responsible, but even then Chaos lurks, and many, many are given up and very few of those are ever adopted. Breeders need to be more responsible, but that will never happen. If you want a dog, get a Lab.

Monday, January 13, 2014

This Guy I Know

A guy I know has had hepc since 1972, never any symptoms after first six months. drank oplenty till 1980 when his kid was born - hard to drink much and get up four times a nite  and go to work. They didn't even know about c until about 85, which is why so many were infected from transfusions and the like. Very common amongst our cohort, the wild generation, whooo! He was actually diagnosed from donating blood after they started testing it. Did interferon when it became available around 2000, didn't take, still no symptoms. When the doctor said to quit, no problem because he was already bored w/chili, but I heard it's not so easy for some folks. Now they have a sure cure, but I'm skeptical, waiting to see some realtime results, do not trust the medical system at all. Diet and exercise if he ever develops any willpower. He actually talks to his liver, "hang on, buddy, we're in this together".

This other guy, Dave, was legendary. Sometimes drink beer all night, no sleep and go to work at metro, fucking ironman, but lost all his friends and daughter. A rough road. He had some kind of childhood disease that was supposed to take him out so he just didn't give a shit. If you opened his box, right now, he'd tell you he didn't have a problem. stupid juice, like I said. Without booze the Irish would probably control the world instead of YNW.

I had read early on that regular daily drinking was worse than binging for the liver, takes about three days to clear the fat that causes cirrhosis, so I'd always knock off for a while, which is why I'm still around, but we both know it's because of the blessed virgin, maybe not, maybe she just feels a little guilty for letting the kid run wild. He would have made a good rabbi or at least a good carpenter, give her a lot of grandchildren,  but NO, he had to go fucking with the Sanhedrin mafia and hang with the hippies and skanks, couldn't stand no water and god forbid his no good friends go without loaves and fishes for one afternoon. Husband no help, always saying it didn't come from his side of the family. What's a mother to do?