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February 26, 2017

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DrJ

I have great sound quality on my cell

Impossible technically when compared with a copper line.

lyle

Last night's beef tenderloin? Seared almost black with a dry rub on a cast iron skillet; four minutes a side. Melt in your mouth medium rare. Delicious '07 Rockwell Brown WA Bordeaux blend accompanied. Yum.

narciso

Stay puft should avoid been around bridges or speaking unless 'needs must'

Porchlight

So did Algore, CH. Wealthy doesn't necessarily mean stable, mentally speaking anyway.

windansea

Impossible technically when compared with a copper line.

Gee, I guess I didn't understand the last 10,000 converstaions I've had. Do you have 4G LTE service there? Mine is fine, no problems.

Threadkiller

Besides money, what else would cause any chick to chase AlGore?

Porchlight

Spoken tonight. Who said it?

“We have a common goal: We are the greatest nation in the globe, and I want to toast you, Mr. President, and to say we want to work with you to build on those ideals.”

sbw

Porch - Nobody?

jimmyk

Putin, of course. :)

henry

Governors Ball, but not Kasich.

Threadkiller

Abbott?

Threadkiller

Holy shit! I cheated, porch.

#LiarsLie

windansea

Ok here we go, Best Foreign film to an Iranian who has someone read his statement, basically anti Trump for his inhumane treatment of immigrants.

Jack is Back!

Chuckles Shoomer?

Jack is Back!

Off to bed.

Slaap Lekker, tots morgen.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/26/president-donald-trump-remarks-during-white-house-governors-ball/comment-page-1/#comment-3642035

Nice video. Surprisingly gracious remarks from Govenror Terry McAuliffe.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Governor McAuliffe. Video at my link above.

Threadkiller

Surprisingly gracious remarks from Govenror Terry McAuliffe.

Vampires are polite when they are waiting for an invite to the inside.

Sandy --First 100-- Daze

Just catching up, I have been unable to make the old narcisolator script work, I cannot seem to format the array correctly, and my success with the old killfile script was not good either (also under greasemonkey).

So, about ten days ago, I wrote to the author of killfile script, Daniel Martin (martin@snowplow.org) asking for help.

He replied:

Killfile as a greasemonkey script hasn't been updated in over seven years at this point. I suggest that you remove the killfile greasemonkey script and use the browser extension: (also made by me, and based heavily on the greasemonkey script)

I did that, and as you have discussed this evening, I could not make the extension work. I wrote back to Daniel saying:

Thank you. Have installed the kill file extension, and tested it against a DISCUS site and see it works well. Unfortunately, it is not working for me on http://justoneminute.typepad.com

Can you tell me if this a case of operator (me) error, or does the KF extension not work on typepad sites?

Daniel responded, saying:

Huh. It would appear that that site is using a typepad layout I don't yet support. I'll add support for it soon, probably this weekend.

That was two weekends ago (last weekend, and this). Since this is a 'volunteer' effort on his side, although I'd certainly be happy to toss $ in his tip jar, I have not yet bothered him with a smart-a$$ed email like "hey Daniel, it has been two weekends, how 'bout getting the job done..." although I have been sorely tempted to encourage him, with some of the frequent comments that I'd just as soon not bother reading.

Anyhew, long way to suggest that perhaps if a few other JoMers were to write to Daniel (martin@snowplow.org) he might be willing to proceed with the effort with a bit more vigor. A suggestion that his work would be met favorably and demonstratively by grateful JoMers, might help accelerate his efforts.

MAGA

les nessman

"Well, I just tried the Firefox plugin and it didn't work out-of-the-box"

It didn't work for me either with JOMs Typhuspad, but it does appear to work on Disqus sites like Instapundit.

Dang it. It would be nice to get rid of this JOM rash, and maybe timeout those who scratch said rash too.

sbw

Sandy Daze -- draining the swamp, one troll at a time!

Threadkiller

Best Foreign film to an Iranian

Dirty Ari?

Die and Let Die?

The Grapeleaves of Wrath?

A Scimitar Runs Through It?

Sandy --First 100-- Daze

Somebody was mentioning encrypted messaging... What's Biz with the developed of

confide
This confide looks very cool. Sort of like a cell-phone equivalent of the old Mission Impossible "This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds" updated to reflect modern technology.


NO NO NO, you phone will not self-destruct, but the message will as soon as you read it. More, you cannot take a screen shot, etc. Sort of like a conversation that is not recorded. Once the words are seen, they are gone.

If you are looking for end-to-end encrypted messaging, this might be an approach.

Now, is there a back-door for the USG?? I'd be surprised if there wasn't, although the developer claims nobody, and "I mean NOBODY" can read the message except the intended recipient.

So, buyer beware, and all that, of course.

But if there is someone, or someones (non-state actors) whom you do not want to have access to your messages, confide might be a good solution.

(confide's business model is to make $ on the corporate clients, and make individual users for free.)

MAGA

Sandy --First 100-- Daze

What's Biz... s/b Watched FoxBiz...

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Was the Iranian guy here to accept his award? Yes.

Was he asked a few extra questions at the airport? Probably.

This is not as bad as HANGING GAY MEN FROM CRANES!!

So excuse me if I mentioned that inconvenient fat, but spare me from the "persecuted Iranians" story.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Oh sure, my Firefox killfile works over at PJM, where I don't need it much.

Appears to work on disqus but not typepad.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Oops, didn't see les nessman's comment.

Buford Gooch

One great advantage to cell phones is Bluetooth. My hearing aids are Bluetooth, and I can talk on the phone with much greater ease than holding it up to my ear.

Threadkiller

Rugrats?

Legally Bombed?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Iran has a pretty rich history in film and most of it is either apolitical or not exactly ayatollah friendly, though they can obviously only go so far.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I use cell exclusively. I can't afford a land line and truthfully, rarely used it at the old house. I got everyone in my family to get used to the cell calling and so no big deal when I changed numbers.

I use the speakerphone to get higher sound. Most of the time that works fine, although occasionally there is distortion.

The reason I do this is not only for sound, but because I have a bad habit of hitting my chin on the iPhone and accidentally hanging up on people.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Nytol!

narciso

One narrative that seems to have faded:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/02/five
-years-after-trayvon-martins-death-myths-and-lies-about-case-live-on/

Sandy --First 100-- Daze

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The Lord's Prayer.

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Good night.

windansea

Hmmm, really condescending bit where they had a group of tourists from a tour bus file thru the front row of stars, Kimmel was so obnoxious, pretty embarrassing for all. He won't be back thank God.

windansea

Haha MAGA

Visual effects winner made a quip about being tired of winning.

jimmyk

narcisolator works fine for me in Firefox, and has a killfile feature. You need the latest version that extraneus updated a year or two ago. Unfortunately the website he stashed it at (webextender.net) doesn't seem to exist any more. I'd be glad to make it available via the JOM e-mail list if people are interested. I don't want to spam the group, though.

narciso

Its sad when they lose their minds

http://freebeacon.com/politics/pelosi-trump-no-jobs-bill-four-times

daddy

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daddy

To conclude my exciting coverage of Elsie the Cow, apparently she was shipped by train to Hollywood in summer of 1940 in order to appear in the Movie, "Little Men." She played "Buttercup" the cow. Here's the rest of that 1940 ad posted above which I do not think would pass muster with the PC censors these days.

"What's so funny about me going to Hollywood?"

A July 1940 story in the Chicago Tribune by John Chapman in his "Eye On Hollywood" column says this: "Some of the angles on Elsie are these. The milk company owns her, is paying for her trip. By the time she has her calf and returns to N.Y. via Texas, her voyage will have cost $15,000. At one of the stops on the way out a man said he was a communist and didn't believe in spending that much money on a cow, but nobody paid any attention to him.

Wish we still didn't pay attention to communists.


narciso

There's a perfectly innovent explanation:
http://www.morningticker.com/2017/02/scientists-shocked-super-rare-metal-mysteriously-vanishes-from-lab

daddy

So I lied:)

daddy

Narciso's 11:59 may be another indication that "the Science ain't quite Settled."

From the link: Harvard scientists triumphantly announced that they'd created metallic hydrogen last month, but now it's suddenly gone...

“One prediction that’s very important is metallic hydrogen is predicted to be meta-stable,” Silvera said. “That means if you take the pressure off, it will stay metallic, similar to the way diamonds form from graphite under intense heat and pressure, but remains a diamond when that pressure and heat is removed...”

But now they say a laboratory accident has caused it to vanish.

...the metallic hydrogen had been kept between a vice of two diamonds at huge pressures while being stored at 80 Kelvin, but something happened in the lab and the diamonds broke. Now, the metallic hydrogen, which was 10 micrometers in diameter, has disappeared. It’s possible that it’s simply right under their noses, but there’s also a possibility that it has turned back into a gas.

I'm trying to figure out how small 10 micrometers is. One answer via google says this: Human hair diameter is: 25 micrometer = 25 x 10-6 meter

If that's correct, then this missing metallic hydrogen, if it hasn't turned back into gas, is about 1/3rd the diameter of a human hair. Good luck in finding that on the lab floor.

Dave (in MA)

Did Elsie ever get Microcephalic Clark Gable's autograph?

narciso

Maybe they stop wigging from Steve Harvey's stash.

daddy

DaTechGuy illustrates how the Media tried to create fake news at CPAC: DaTechguy Meets Students TBS & Fake news at Donald Trump’s CPAC 2017 Speech

It's a long write up but the gist of it is that some alleged "reporters" for some outfit called TBS asked him to pull up the computer game "solitaire" on his computer during the Trump speech at CPAC, planning on then taking pictures of him and his screen shot in order to send out pics to the MSM telling people that Trump was so boring that guys in the audience were playing video games instead of listening to Trump.

daddy

Did Elsie ever get Microcephalic Clark Gable's autograph?


Well Clark Gable was into cows, so I suspect she did.

Momto2

Schadenfreude!

daddy

Nothing's going on in Sweden update:

Swedish policeman blames migrants for the majority of country's rapes and shootings and accuses politicians of 'turning a blind eye'

Here we go; this I've handled Monday-Friday this week: rape, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, rape-assault and rape, extortion, blackmail, off of, assault, violence against police, threats to police, drug crime, drugs, crime, felony, attempted murder, Rape again, extortion again and ill-treatment...Suspected perpetrators; Ali Mohammed, mahmod, Mohammed, Mohammed Ali, again, again, again...


Momto2

Had to share this last funny photo:

Title - "When your three year old tells a man at McDonalds that his pants are falling down."


DrJ

I'm trying to figure out how small 10 micrometers is. One answer via google says this: Human hair diameter is: 25 micrometer = 25 x 10-6 meter

That's right -- in my world something that is 10 um in size is a pretty large object. It is easy to see on a simple optical microscope. Much more of the action happens on the nanometer scale -- 10^-9 meters.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Good morning!

Daddy, when my so was small we got in an elevator downtown with a professionally dressed black gentleman and my son yelled out, "Look Mommy, it's Flip Wilson!"

Fortunately the guy had a sense of humor. I was mortified!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Oh, should have addressed my comment to Momto2!

Need more coffee!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://amgreatness.com/2017/02/22/president-trump-supportive-jews-quasi-jewish-leftists/

This is an excellent rant by an Orthodox rabbi.

I would like to staple it to the foreheads of everyone on CNN.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well, I don't have any reviews of the Oscars yet from President Trump, but here are 2 tweets from 2014 where he gives his opinion:

Donald J. TrumpVerified account
‏@realDonaldTrump

This is Amateur Night - who the hell is in charge of this production? #Oscars

Donald J. TrumpVerified account
‏@realDonaldTrump

I don't know how much longer I can take this bullshit - so terrible! #Oscars

JimNorCal

We don't have cable and no one bothered to search up a live stream...plus no one saw any of the movies...so no Oscars watching here.

The lawyer daughter is in town. Mrs NorCal cooked 8 or 9 courses and we wound up talking about how to successfully transition from law school to a well paying job.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/white-house-counterterror-adviser-media-attacks-latest-theater-battle/

A fair article with lots of people speaking out in support of Dr. Sebastian Gorka.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Meanwhile, In Illinois....

http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/265916/dem-illinois-gov-candidate-urges-men-protest-trump-daniel-greenfield

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/321258-models-wear-womens-march-knitted-pink-hats-during-milan-fashion

No doubt coming to Target in the fall.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://downtrend.com/donn-marten/radical-left-throws-temper-tantrum-after-dnc-election-threatens-demexit

JimNorCal

In half an hour the Chess World Championship final begins.
Only Iran(!) made a bid to host the event, all participants are required to wear head scarves. I believe no Israeli women were allowed to play. The early rounds used fast time controls (and even faster tie break time controls) in a knock out format to reduce 64 players to 32, then 16, 8, 4 and now the final two.
Quite a dysfunctional event this cycle. IMO.

For anyone interested in viewing lady chess players, a link to the event's photo galleries.
http://tehran2017.fide.com/en/component/content/article/40-static-content/132-photo-gallery

Rain has started up again here in Silicon Valley after some welcome dry weather.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

O am thinking this will be unintentionally hilarious:

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/321276-sanders-and-bill-nye-to-host-climate-change-conversation

JimNorCal

Intended to say the WOMEN'S world chess championship.

JimNorCal

The finalists.

http://tehran2017.fide.com/images/stories/gallery/Round%204%20Game%202%20Llada/index.html#r_20170221_teheran_wwc_R4G2_7099%2520Anna%2520Muzychuk%2520UKRAINE.jpg

http://tehran2017.fide.com/images/stories/gallery/R1%20Game%201%20David%20Llada/index.html#r_20170211_teheran_wwc_R1G1_5820%2520WGM%2520Zhongyi%2520Tan%2520CHINA.jpg

Harry Hecuba

Movies are not real. Not sure why someone who become happy or sad or excited watching one.

Plays are not real either. You know because the trees are just painted wooden cut outs.

anonamom

Here's a once-in-my-lifetime event from last night, when they had two old codgers--Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway-- award the Best Film Oscar:

http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-the-incredible-snafu-that-had-la-la-land-erroneously-announced-as-best-picture-instead-of-actual-winner-moonlinght/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.axios.com/axios-am-2287925644.html

Great. A "shadow cabinet" will start tweeting to rebut President Trump's policies.

Twitter is pretty much going down the tubes.

henry

Reich on the shadow cabinet? They need intellectual booster seats even more than real booster seats.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

henry,

All of those people are already on TV and Twitter bitching about stuff. I don't know why they had to create a fake "official" group.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Oh, wait, yes I do! It's like those fake investigations that they set up in the basement of the House!

Kabuki.

henry

Fake cabinet makes fake news.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

A Reddit comment on the Oscars screw=up:

That was karma.

They rant all night about how to run America.

Then they can't even run the basic elements of an awards show.

Janet ~ an obnoxious Trump supporter 🚬

Yeah, MM.

On FB - Privus Sapo wrote - "Maybe it was planned? "We have a problem kids. Our own mothers have stopped caring. How can we get people to talk about the Oscars?""

anonamom

TM, if you are reading comments--thank you for the movie summaries. We did much the same here, with basically the same conclusions.
You have now joined the fellow who does WSJ movie reviews as my go-to reviewers.

Michelle Williams was robbed, wasn't she? I hate when they award the award based on lifetime work, instead of the nominated performance, as they did for Viola Davis this year, but it happens all the time.

That said---
JOM peeps: even if you never see movies, watch Manchester By the Sea. I've watched a fair number of movies --and "films"--in my day, and I found this to be uniquely powerful, as did TM from a re-read of his review.

It didn't win Best Film because of release timing, and "reparations."
(The joke this morning on Twitter.)
You know--politics.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.rt.com/usa/378710-bilden-withdraws-navy-secretary/

RT news (RUSSIA ALERT) is the only one who has the complete story. His business interests are difficult to withdraw from and it would have an adverse effect on his family's financial well-being.

Buckeye

MFM is doing their very best to convince us that the Donald rebellion has legs and that Trump poses a real threat to democracy.

In the meantime, JohnnyCakes and McAwful are figuring out how to work with him.

Funny how reality creeps into the picture.

henry

Its ZH, but drastic cuts to State, EPA is a nice way to start a Monday.

Janet ~ an obnoxious Trump supporter 🚬

What kills me about the left's whining, is that they portray themselves as the "nice guys", loving & inclusive. Love Trumps Hate, He will not divide us, etc...

Here was THEIR candidate -

Hillary Clinton describing Americans at a fundraiser in NY - “You know, just to be grossly generalist, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it."
“Now some of these folks, they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America."

Hillary Clinton TV interview - "If I were to be grossly generalistic I'd say you can take Trump supporters & put them in two big baskets.
They are what I call "the deplorables" [laughing] Ya know, the racists & the haters..."

narciso

Rosa Brooks in the shadow cabinet, snorfle, McKesson is more stupid and willfully.

Spicer tried to do what palmintieri did in usual suspects to space, or converselycurtis did to Klein, but the depth of their ignorance is legion.

narciso

I'm reminded of the fool that was twittering Dr. Gorka, talking up his bonafides with Peter Bergen, heh

James D

"Maybe it was planned? "We have a problem kids. Our own mothers have stopped caring. How can we get people to talk about the Oscars?""

I totally believe it was planned.

An attention grabbing-stint? Check.
Guaranteed to keep people talking about it? Check.
Taking an award "away" from a light, enjoyable movie featuring white lead actors, and giving it to a heavy, "important" movie featuring black lead actors? Checking off all the SJW boxes in one shot? Check.

Although it could have been simple incompetence, since there was another embarrassing screw-up last night:

http://time.com/4683643/jan-chapman-in-memoriam-oscars/

Yep, the people who can't read from the correct envelope and can't find the correct photo for a montage are EXACTLY who we need to listen to about running the country.

narciso

It's a shame, they would have blocked forrestsl from serving, but they would likely still give a slot to corzine.

narciso

Yes black and gay over working class white, if I grok Manchester correctly.

Marlene

Good Morning! I watched the Oscar debacle on the news this morning and I don't think it was planned. Warren Beatty looked like a befuddled old man and it took Jimmy Kimmel a few minutes to recover.
But...everyone knows about the Moonlight movie this morning,so who knows?

anonamom

JamesD, you've gone over the edge.

You put that tinfoil hat on right now and don't take it off until I tell you you can!! ;-)

It's simple incompetence.
Loved the "people who can't run an award show think they can tell POTUS how to run a country."


But wait---they did put two old actors who acted well together before out there, without their glasses on, one of them looking befuddled for quite a while after opening the envelope, shows it to the other who reads it...

Jimmy Kimmel did have that Steve Harvey joke immediately ready...

Hmmm....

Go ahead and take off your hat for now.

narciso

They interviewed a hundred people, °°honest, and they are disappointed in trump!!!

Threadkiller

When a low-level button-pusher gets blamed we will know James theory is correct.

narciso

The ending of la land was a little previous, like a Nicholas sparks tale but hey it's not supposed to be genuine.

Porchlight

So what happened with Beatty and the envelope? I can't bear to Google anything Oscar-related.

Truthbetold5

Is the Trump administration closing in on Pizzagate and John Podesta?

http://www.dcclothesline.com/2017/02/26/is-the-trump-administration-closing-in-on-pizzagate-and-john-podesta/

anonamom

Here's their apology

http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/oscars-administrator-pricewaterhouse-coopers-issues-apology-over-gaffe-we-re-currently-investigating-a3476636.html

narciso

Flathead you care to comment:

https://mobile.twitter.com/MEMRIReports/status/836093446657957888?p=v

narciso

So what is the point of talking to hamas?

http://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-mossad-chief-on-thwarting-iran-netanyahu-should-be-speaking-to-putin-not-trump

lurkersusie

A snippet from the great article.
CPAC 2017: Making Peace With Trump, Taking Aim at Congress - Kurt Schlichter

"This is no longer their conservative movement, and the rejection stings. From here on, they’ll be on the sidelines whining because Trump is so uncouth, while he turns the Supreme Court red, rebuilds our military, and motivates Congress to get off its collective Boehner."

https://townhall.com/columnists/KurtSchlichter/2017/02/27/cpac-2017-making-peace-with-trump-taking-aim-at-congress-n2290618

anonamom

Just saw a pic of the envelope, which says

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
in print almost 1/2 an inch tall
with a box around it
in yellow against the red envelope.

Hey Warren, I'm vain too, but if you correct one eye with a contact to read, and the other to see at a distance, you'll find you can do about 98% of what life throws your way just fine without anyone ever having to see you wearing glasses.

But those of us who saw Bonnie and Clyde as a children already know you are pushing ancient, because we know we are pretty old, and you are a good fifteen years older than us, and the movie is 50 years old.

(My mother had no idea what that movie was about. I was ten. Saw it twice!)

Best. FreeRange. Childhood. Ever!

He's nineteen years older than I am.

Threadkiller

So what happened with Beatty and the envelope?

He claims the White Russians hacked him.

Janet ~ an obnoxious Trump supporter 🚬

So what happened with Beatty and the envelope? I can't bear to Google anything Oscar-related.

Hah! Same here. I have been reading headlines, but don't want to click on any stories. I don't even want to give them any 'hits'.

narciso

it sank like Betty's Howard Hughes film, or town and country, which I don't even think they bother syndicating it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

All I know about it I read on Reddit, and it seems that they read the wrong Best Picture winner and the ENTIRE CAST came on stage to accept the award and then they said, oops, mistake!

And Faye Dunaway ran off the stage.

I think that's what happened. I didn't click on any stories, either.

My Fox News alerts on my phone (there are 3) say:

1. Oscar disaster: Moonlight wins best picture after Faye Dunaway mistakenly awards La-Ka Land

2. After a shocking mix-up Moonlight awarded best picture

3. Steve Harvey reacts to Oscars snafu: "Call me Warren, baby."

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/02/27/trump-budget-plan-boosts-pentagon-trims-state-dept-epa.html

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