IPAD3: has some problems

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

(1) Apple APPSTORE told me I forgot my password three times yay. Anyone who knows me and my tools knows that didn’t happen.

(2) Syncing my ipad3 to mcba (macbookair1) left it with about half the apps eternally waiting.

(3) Music files are “there” but unplayable.


Meanwhile ipad1 is stuck with updates that can’t be applied.


So much for moving to Apple because my problems with Microsoft!



TECHNOLOGY: APPSTORE concept is fraught with risk

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

No secret I bought the IPAD3 to replace my IPAD1.

It’s a disaster.

The reason?

The “appstore” concept.

With the IPAD3, you are forced to move from MOBILEME to ICLOUD.

Back in the old days, my Apple Id was “reinkefj”. Now that’s not allowed, it has to be an email address for “security purposes”.

“barbara streisand”!

(Haven’t heard ANY explanation of that claim. Nor any Press challenge of it.)

ICLOUD requires LION.

And, even then I can’t recover what was purchased on “REINKEFJ”. (Some was pay and some were free apps that have since gone pay.)


I like the “old days” when I got a disk to install. When and where I wanted to.

Even Microsoft’s lame “activation” and “fraud detection” forced me to move from Microsloth to Apple.

And, here comes the same nonsense.


Forewarned is forearmed. This is yet another attempt to make you pay again for what you’ve already bought.

I’m unhappy with the whole trend of our industry.

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RANT: BHO44 promises reduction after election in blunder

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Obama to Russia: ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’
8:01 AM, Mar 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER

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President Obama got caught in private conversation with a hot mic today in Seoul, South Korea, telling outgoing Russian president Dmitry Medvedev that Vladimir Putin should give him more “space” and that “[a]fter my election I have more flexibility.”

President Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.”

President Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…”

President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

President Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, and I stand with you.”

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Well, that sums up the problem of “second term” presidents.

They can do almost anything!

Some would call this treason.

I’d call it a “sell out”!

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MONEY: Cashless society

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


March 18, 2012 5:09 PM
Sweden moving towards cashless economy

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But there are pockets of resistance. Hanna Celik, whose family owns a newspaper kiosk in a Stockholm shopping mall, says the digital economy is all about banks seeking bigger earnings.

Celik says he gets charged about 5 Swedish kronor ($0.80) for every credit card transaction, and a law passed by the Swedish Parliament prevents him from passing on that charge to consumers.

“That stinks,” he says. “For them (the banks), this is a very good way to earn a lot of money, that’s what it’s all about. They make huge profits.”

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Big Brother?

Imagine that “the authorities” can see everything you do and, if not that, then every cent you spend.

There’s a value in anonymous transactions.

Not the least of which is the energy for storing all that data.

Gooferment must LOVE this.

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SERVICE: Yahoo is enforcing two factor authentication

Monday, March 26, 2012












At least Google lets you opt out. This is my fourth annoyance, since Friday.

Are they TRYING to run off their paying Customers??

AND for some reason, I have to do it twice. (When I don’t even want to do it once!)

And, I pay for this disservice.


Have to think of getting off this bunch of bozos.

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Your new two factor authentication STINKS. Today I had to double authenticate twice. It’s the same machine that I used last week when you forced me to take an SMS message. And, the email choice are ALL three dead addresses. Argh! I’m a Technology Profession. Call me if you want to discuss the issues. p.s., SMS is not NECESSARILY free.

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POLITICAL: Jury duty IS slavery!

Monday, March 26, 2012


Stephen E. Phelps Jr.:

I probably won’t be buying her book. -Denver juror who lied to get out of duty arrested after bragging about it months later on talk radiowww.denverpost.comJuror No. 4361 was a wreck. Her hair hung askew in curlers. Her shoes and reindeer socks mismatched. Heavy makeup was smeared on her face.

Thursday, March 22 at 1:48pm near Orlando, FL

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Cops and Courts
Denver juror who lied to get out of duty arrested after bragging about it months later on talk radio
Posted:   03/22/2012 01:00:00 AM MDT Updated:   03/22/2012 06:08:31 AM MDT
By Jessica Fender The Denver Post

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Juror No. 4361 was a wreck.

Her hair hung askew in curlers. Her shoes and reindeer socks mismatched. Heavy makeup was smeared on her face.
Denver District Court Judge Anne Mansfield — presiding over jury selection June 28 — quickly dismissed the woman, who explained in disjointed speech, “I broke out of domestic violence in the military. And I have a lot of repercussions. One is post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Now Juror No. 4361 — published author and Denver cosmetologist Susan Cole — faces felony charges after allegedly bragging months later on a radio program that she fabricated the elaborate ruse to duck jury duty.
Turns out, Judge Mansfield was listening.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office today charged Cole, 57, with perjury and attempting to influence a public servant, both Class 4 felonies.

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Didn’t the 16th outlaw slavery? And before you raise the issue of the duties of a “citizen”, consider three things:

(1) The relation between a “citizen” and “his” Government is an exchange. The supposed citizen exchanges his loyalty for the Government’s protection. How has the US Government lived up to its side of the Faustian bargain? It’s own courts have held that the Government has NO specific duty to protect an individual citizen. Thus it has abrogated unilaterally this tacit agreement.

(2) How was this person’s obligation for “jury duty” instantiated? Did they sign a contract? Give their word (I.e., an oath of allegiance by some one seeking citizenship)? How? Just an accident of birth can’t indenture a servant for life.

(3) As a practical matter, do you really want people on a jury who don’t want to serve? I want people who will protect me from the Gooferment! Jury nullifiers who will hold the State to a high standard of proof. Punish those who infringe on the rights of their victims, abslolutely. But it has to be beyond a reasonable doubt by a government with clean hands. Think duke lacrosse. Or victimless crimes like prostitution.

Hence, I think this person is an object lesson for of us.

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INTERESTING: “Hunger Games” as a little L libertarian recruiting tool

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Hunger Games (2012)
A strong anti Government message

I’m sure that this movie will create some budding little L libertarians. Even more so than the recent “Atlas Shrugged”. If only because the theater was packed with youngsters. Some as young as 10. So much for PG13. And, of course, the obligatory crying baby!

On technical points, while it may win Academy Awards and be a box office smash, it is NOT “GREAT”! (Although I might go see it again to capture the nuances drown out by the poor crying baby. (Wasn’t that “child abuse”? Or aggression by the parent of stealing their fellow theater goers’ expensive experience.)

I didn’t think anything was especially note worthy. In the ENTIRE movie. in general. It doesn’t have a stand.out “Gone With The Wind” type moment.

It lacks the vivid realism of that opening scene in “Saving Private Ryan”, which as much as Hollywood could, puts you on the beach with a feel for the awesome ferocity and death. Made me realize that those D-day vets were one crazy group of men. With real ‘huevos rancheros’. Lacks the pathos of Tom Hanks in “Castaway”. Fails to terrorize us like “Psycho”.

It fails to communicatethe abject desperate poverty critical to the story line. The “District 12” residents don’t look like the starving Death Camp inmates in that “Band of Brothers” segment. Or the poor in Henry Fonda’s portrayal in “Grapes of Wrath”. Look at a picture from the Depression and it communicates poverty. In fact, the “poor” from District 12 look fatter than the average Hollywood starlet or runway fashion model. Hollywood can do anorexic well; the “hungry” cast looks downright fat.

In doesn’t havean iconic line of dialogue like: George C. Scott in “Patton” telling us “to make the other poor dumb bastard die for HIS country”; Jack Nicholson as  Col. Nathan R. Jessep in A Few Good Men shouting “You can’t handle the truth!”; Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street” calmly quietly promulgating the Libertarian realization that “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”. Somehow “May the Odds be Ever in your Favor” just doesn’t do it; “May the Force Be With You” was best.

It doesn’t have the artistic beauty of “Avitar, “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon”, or “Casablanca”.

What it does have is those sometimes wordless messages to hate the elite, the Government, the System, and “the Man”.

For example, the Government doesn’t do maintenance well when Katniss Everdeen walks through the “electrified” fence. The reason there are drugs in prison is that humans are better than maze rats for finding away.

For example, the ruling class in the Capitol are effete drones living parasitically and vacariously off the suffering poor. Effie Trinket, wearing a costumer and wearing strange cosmetics, is an example of ego run amuck. Especially when she tells the condemned tributes about her inconvenience.

For example, in registering for the reaping, the clerks have all the humanity of the Post Office or the DMV. We see that repeatedly like when the trackers are inserted in the tribute’s arms —sending the message that we don’t own our own bodies.

So there’s a ton of subliminal messaging to create little L libertarians in the future.

So on that basis alone, it overcomes all its shortcomings. And revolutions don’t fail. The human spirit, like the maze rat, always gets through.

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Here’s a thoughtful well-written review of the movie. As opposed to what you read above.


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: the realistic real li

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