Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.

esbb

2015-09-20

The Queen of Alaska and an IQ Test Request

Who knew that aLL it would take is a boy from Texas building a clock, for Sarah Palin to finaLLy admit she is the Queen of England. I demand to see her birth certificate!

My question: Is this a common phrase of sarcasm, "... then I am the Queen of England." ? I don't think I have ever heard it before. Maybe it is something from Alaska.

I have built several monstrous looking devices while playing with electronics and sensors with wires going all over the place. Arduinos are great fun! I also "souped" up gas chromatographs at work in the lab, which my boss nicknamed, "Godzilla". The important thing to remember about determining whether something is a clock or a bomb is that there is generally a significant portion of the device that is clearly the explosive material.

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Apple disappointed me severely. I have been waiting for YEARS for them to finaLLy have multitasking on my iPad. So today I found out my iPad is new enough model that it runs iOS 9 .... BUT old enough that they didn't include multitasking with my particular model. Windows PCs have had multiple windows for a few DECADES running on much much much weaker equipment and memory models. Big fail .... For some reason I can not figure out how to do all the nifty new things in Notes.

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I wondeR hoW manY messeS I caN makE witH A singlE cuP oF coffeE.
So far this morning I am up to two.
I keep b umping into things that are obviousl y in the w rong place.

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So ... it took someone on the Nobel Peace Prize committee 6 years to finally admit that giving Obama the peace prize in 2009 was a mistake. I am pretty sure it didn't even take me six SECONDS of time to determine that it was improper.

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The headline says, KY Clerk: I am being forced to disobey God
WRONG!!! No you aren't. Just quit your job if its incompatible with your belief system.

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This is stupid logic and a stupid headline:
With No Other Choice, This Student Resorted to Prostitution to Meet NYU's Soaring Price
No one ever HAS to resort to prostitution.

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My opinion on photo IDs for voting: If the government requires me to show a photo ID in order to visit someone in prison or purchase alcohol even though I'm over three times the age limit, then a photo ID should be required when changing elected officials. BUT ... it should be just as easy for poor people and minorities to get photo IDs as rich white people.

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I surprisingly find it delightfuLLy comforting that there are witches in New York who have banded together to defeat Donald Trump with spells, even though I don't believe they have any real power. I am just waiting now for Trump to brag, "Witches? Oh, witches love me! You just wait and see, it'll make your head spin so fast, just like Linda Blair in that movie 'The Exorcist'. Nobody does exorcisms better than Trump, nobody. Or bigger. I will get the witch vote, especially the Mexican witch vote."

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Rick Perry mentioned that a broken clock is right once a day. Once again we got to see his wis dom, it is right once in the day and then once at night.

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I thought it was interesting that Ben Carson apologized to Donald Trump over a misunderstanding. How often do you hear that on a campaign trail?
From Carson: "I would like to say to him (Trump) that the intention was not to talk to him but about what motivates me,” he said about his religion comment. “If he took that as a personal attack on him, I apologize."

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I thought the new barber renter at my shop was 86.

He replied, "No, I'm only 82."

He is an inspiration to keep right on going ....

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I want to see Sarah Palin take an IQ test. And if she scores below 85, I want her to promise she will go find a cabin somewhere deep deep in Alaska and stay there for the rest of her days and stop entertaining us.

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I got a "Do It Yourself" instructional e-mail from Bernina on making a cover for your dog bed. (I use Bernina software on my industrial embroidery machines)
I thought, "I'm not letting Cooper use my industrial embroidery machine."

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Strange Subject Line on E-Mail:

Labor Day Sale Ends At Midnight

I was thinking, if it didn't end at midnight, it wouldn't truly be a just Labor Day sale.
Actually, in Borger the day part of Labor Day ends at 8:04 PM, so any time after about 9 PM is really Labor Night. So the sale should end by 9 PM, depending on your geographic latitude. Sunset is much earlier in western South Dakota by 43 minutes.

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iOS 9 is an amazing pile of ... Oh, sorry, I can't say that word in my blog. It is terrible. Multitasking doesn't work, Notes new features aren't there, and it is locking up terribly in notes on my iPad. A simple photo transfer fails between my iPhone and iPad. Notes are completely locked up on the iPad. 








9 comments:

Rob Z Tobor said...

PHEW Mr ESB there are many things here although I might not deal with Mr Trump or Miss Palin, as far as I can see every time they say or do something a bit mad more folk like them. Well what ever else if he wins and becomes president the world will be an interesting if somewhat scary place.

What you need is one of those Apple Watches then it will be right twice a day in American, China, Britain and Iran but not all at the same time although it will be the same time on the watch if you sort of get my drift.

82 and still working is he MAD dont try it. . . I think chilling with the dog in the sun on a seat in the garden drinking cold beer seems a sensible option to me. . .

Go on let the dog have a go I would. I had a friend let the dog try his mobile phone, OK when I say let, I mean the dog though it would give it a go while he was distracted. I must admit it did not work out well for the phone.

I once fixed a television and it looked just like a television after I had fixed it but it still burst into flames. I stuck with radio's after that, but you cant get valves easily these days so it has been a long time since I did that.

esbboston said...

Rob: When they start making ratios again that ruin on wader then they weLL need to use valves.

Rob Z Tobor said...

Was that in code . . . . . But I think I know the answer?. . . . .DAM . . . . HHAH AHAH Haha haha ah a hah ah ah ah a hah a ha ha ha ha ha

Arlee Bird said...

My guess is that it's easier to get a photo ID than to get welfare and other benefits. That's only a guess though since I've only gotten unemployment once in my life and that seemed like a tremendous hassle. Then again that's not welfare and maybe the government goes out of its way to put folks on the dole.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

esbboston said...

Rob: I vas trying to zound (bub-ble) like I vas unter vater (bub-ble).

fmcgmccllc said...

Wow, my head is spinning. The other day I drove past the DMC, Detroit Medical Center in the city and next to it was the Ben Carson High School, devoted to science I believe. He is a home town hero here in Detroit.

Jessica Burday said...

I was looking for your email or the kermit sign...

esbboston said...

Jessica: I thought my e-mail was available at my profile, but maybe Blogger changed that(?). I guess I will just have to publish the Rapid City photos to a blog post.

esbboston said...

Jessica: I posted the photos to a new blog post.

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