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Attention Providence Water Supply Board May 6, 2015

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if you’re going to dig up streets and sidewalks replacing water mains and lines using cold patch on sidewalks is sub optimal. And what’s more galling is you filled trenches where you laid new line with concrete but sidewalk cuts with cold patch?

It’s bad enough the PWSB has dug up half the city of Providence at this point. But if you dig it up , put it back the way you found it. Is that so hard?

Insane Nebraska Woman files suit against all homosexuals May 5, 2015

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You can’t make this shit up. You have to go and read the suit.

But I have to offer some destructive criticism of the piece. First off Ms. Driskell it’s ‘and’ not ‘an’. I’m sure the clerk’s office is having a good giggle over that one.

Second I have to ask, how does one become an Ambassador for both the big kahuna God  and his so called son Jesus Christ. Or Jesus H. Christ if you prefer – the H. standing for homosexual – after all Jesus was the one who allegedly asked his disciples to leave their families and go with him. And he hung around with 12 guys. I mean come on – plus the fact he was allegedly 33 years old when crucified and unmarried. In that time and that culture when the mean lifespan was 35 or 45 years if you weren’t married by age 33 there was something wrong with you.

Now here assertion that Romans 1:28 was the cure – here’s what it says:

1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”

Now I have to define reprobate – it’s a long one but several relevant parts:

  1. 1.
    an unprincipled person (often used humorously or affectionately).
    synonyms: rogue, rascal, scoundrel, miscreant, good-for-nothing, villain, wretch, rake, degenerate, libertine, debauchee; More

    informal,cad;
    “a hardened reprobate”
  2. 2.
    Christian Theologyarchaic
    (especially in Calvinism) a sinner who is not of the elect and is predestined to damnation.
adjective
adjective: reprobate
  1. 1.
    unprincipled (often used as a humorous or affectionate reproach).
    “a long-missed old reprobate drinking comrade”
    synonyms: unprincipled, bad, roguish, wicked, rakish, shameless, immoral, degenerate, dissipated, debauched, depraved;

    archaicknavish
    “reprobate behavior”
  2. 2.
    Christian Theologyarchaic
    (in Calvinism) predestined to damnation.
verb

archaic
verb: reprobate; 3rd person present: reprobates; past tense: reprobated; past participle: reprobated; gerund or present participle: reprobating
  1. 1.
    express or feel disapproval of

As you can see – most of the more derogatory definitions have their root in Calvinism. I’ve often said I wish I had a daughter and lived in his time so I could forbid her to marry him. John Calvin was an asshole.

Then she goes into Genesis 9:24 when Noah just knows one of his sons looked at his junk.

I’m not going to post anymore of her diatribe. You can go read it for yourself.

Thought I was having problems with the Kindle Web app May 2, 2015

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But I figured it out. While I was trying to dig up Amazon’s contact info the thought hit me.

I had recently re-enabled ScriptSafe on my Chrome browser. And what I like about the app is that you have to allow or trust certain parts of sites. Anything I know as an Ad server never gets trusted or allowed, but anything else from a trusted site I’ll allow.

I had to trust read.amazon.com and k4sw.s3.amazonaws.com – so in essence the libary uses Amazon S3. Interesting. We use S3 at work through an application call Eucalyptus – which I consider a flaming piece of shit.

The nice part of ScriptSafe is that it completely blots out the monetization efforts of YouTube. That was the primary motivation behind my turning ScriptSafe on again.

Thus far I’ve had to trust the Kindle web reader, DuoLingo’s site – I’m brushing up on my Spanish. Then I want to tackle Italian as it’s VERY close to Spanish, and then if I can find a reputable site to learn Latin I’d love to do that.

And my apologies for getting technical/geeky here. I just wanted everyone to know that before you reach out to support on any site, remember what you enabled on your web browser.

Chrome problem resolved April 30, 2015

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A forced reboot (Hard power down and then re-start.) cured the issue.

Interesting – Google makes Chrome crash April 30, 2015

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This just started happening today. Hit google, do your search and your results pop up. And then Chome dies. I wonder what the cause is.

Why I block Ads on the net April 26, 2015

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It has it’s foundation in the fact that I find most ads abhorrent due to the fact they don’t apply to me. Hulu is famous for this. But they are assholes with ads – they can detect you blocking and so they make the countdown period several times longer if you block the ads. Hence why I curtail my hulu usage.

But here’s the theory in why I block ads. I pay every month for a network connection and I can manage the traffic in any way I see fit. If I deem not to watch of view ads then it is MY prerogative.

I’ve had people tell me that it wasn’t fair since the advertisers paid to get their ad out to the public. I tell them I couldn’t give a rats ass about that.

That usually shuts them up.

If you are sick of the monetization of YouTube April 25, 2015

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I can recommend something – I don’t know how long it will work. But this definitely blots out all the ads, both in the videos and the static ads. Fuck google for trying to make more money off YouTube.

I believe that the add-on is available for Chrome and possibly Firefox. It’s called ScriptSafe.

Its amazing. YouTube is much more to my liking now.

MBTA Commuter Appreciation Day April 24, 2015

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Or as I call it their Mea Culpa for a few months of services that were slow as shit running down a wall and at times didnt even run at all.

And what was going on – on the commute home both yesterday and today I noticed an inordinately high number of kids on the train. Not something you see all the time. Was it bring your son/daughter to work Thursday and Friday or something? I can understand why I didn’t get the memo – the fantasy of having kids is vastly overruled by the old frontal cortex that chimes in about how expensive a kid can be and all the attendant grief that ensues.

Anyhow back on topic – the Commuter Appreciation Day. The nice part was the flow at South Station. Much better when they leave the gates open. In fact that got me to thinking, where does the command for the gates to stay open come from? And it is it possible to say hack into that system from my phone and well you get the idea right?

Something I’ve noticed on YouTube comments April 22, 2015

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Whenever you talk about positive economics say food stamps for instance, or a federal minimum wage of $14-$15 per hour injecting more money into the economy it’s inevitable you get an ad hominem attack directed at you.

The most recent said I was retarded. My response was “And by resorting to ad hominem you prove that you are the mentally challenged party.”

I wonder if the nitwit will reply?

Slightly hellish commutes and the reason for them (MBTA Commuter and Red Line) April 21, 2015

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So this evening I get to Central square and the next train isn’t for another ten minutes. What the fuck? Get to South Station with seven minutes to spare, or so I thought. The 4:08PM commuter from Boston to Wickford Junction didn’t leave until 4:23PM.

It pulled into Providence at 5:45PM. But the beautiful part – for once the RIPTA #27 bus was on schedule.

Now why does this happen, particularly to the MBTA commuter side? Its because the signalling and switching on the tracks is in serious need of replacement/improvement. Of course those objects don’t belong to the MBTA – they belong to Amtrak, the same Amtrak where Congress refuses to inject money.

Meanwhile in Japan they’re testing out a Magnetic Levitation train that does 313MPH. I would love to lobby congress to fund something like that that starts in Boston, stops at Providence, Hartford, NYC and DC. Build it right above the current track right of way. You realize – at 313MPH Boston and Providence become bedroom communities for NYC because a ride into the city is about 40 minutes at MagLev speeds.

So to start I’m tagging my federal elected congress critters on this post. Maybe, just maybe that will get their attention.

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