Friday, April 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
It provided the emails to the Department of Law in electronic form, hoping that office could use software it had recently obtained to review the emails electronically. This would cut out the long printing process. But, according to a January 28, 2009, memo from the Department of Law, the lawyers "found no way to convert the e-mail records from the format provided to the portable document format (pdf) necessary to use the new software, without opening each individual message to convert it." The memo also noted, "We were unable to batch-print the e-mail records in the format provided."
Once again, utter, raw, plain, unmitigated I/T incompetence among I/T professionals - this time very conveniently. Are they so stupid that they think there's no way to batch convert text files to PDF? Or are they so evil that they think everyone else is so stupid that they will believe here's no way to batch convert text files to PDF?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Ok so there's this:
Here's a couple other interesting stories.
To be fair it is probably the case that a name can be correlated with other info from other sources - but that true regardless of what Facebook does. All that is saying is that "I" can be correlated with "information about me" - information which I have voluntarily put "out there" for my own purposes, like for example, my name, which I use all the time.
I was floored when I heard what this latest story was really about - someone might find out a user's name. Wow. If you don't want anyone to know your name staying off Facebook is only the tip of the iceberg of what you'd need to do.
People are stupid.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Image via Wikipediahttp://www.politicususa.com/en/an-epidemic-of-stupidity-is-sweeping-america
"The days when Americans valued education and technological development are gone. In America today, the value system is based on stupidity and superstition, and the right’s goal of shutting down the education system except for religious schools will ensure America remains stupid."
I couldn't have put it any better. The whole post is definitely worth a read.
"According to a poll released Tuesday, nearly 20 percent of U.S. citizens now believe Barack Obama is a cactus, the most Americans to identify the president as a water- retaining desert plant since he took office."
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
"One year ago, when President Barack Obama gave his first back-to-school speech to the nation's schoolchildren, then-chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, Jim Greer, accused him of using "taxpayer dollars to indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda."
"Now, Greer is facing fraud and money laundering charges and has been thrown under the bus by the state GOP, which has accused him of living the high life on party money. And so he's had a change of heart.
"In the year since I issued a prepared statement regarding President Obama speaking to the nation's schoolchildren, I have learned a great deal about the party I so deeply loved and served,'' Greer said in a written statement. "Unfortunately, I found that many within the GOP have racist views and I apologize to the President for my opposition to his speech last year and my efforts to placate the extremists who dominate our party today. My children and I look forward to the president's speech."
My gosh people are SOO dumb...
How in the world does someone like Blumenauer manage to get out of bed in the morning and carry on? These are really, really bad times in this country.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Of course it's completely obvious from this graph:
just how important it is that we preserve George W. Bush's tax rate structure.
It should also be obvious just how dumb Americans are to elect Republicans - unless of course you're in the upper 2% of incomes rates that benefit from Republican policies, in which case you're not dumb just self-serving.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
"I’ve wondered for years how so many people have been persuaded to vote again and again against their own economic self-interest. A revealing article by Jane Mayer in the August 30 issue of The New Yorker magazine helps explain it. Over the years billionaires like Rupert Murdoch and the Koch Brothers have steadily funded operations designed to stoke populist anger against the government and progressive ideas. The Tea Party, far from being a spontaneous populist movement, has been underwritten with tens of millions of dollars and coordinated through a network of organizations with names like Americans for Prosperity, with the singular goal of creating an angry block of disaffected voters who will unwittingly vote for policies that benefit the very wealthy."
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Image via Wikipediahttp://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2424344720100824
"John Boehner on Tuesday called for the resignation of President Barack Obama's embattled economic team, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House economic adviser Larry Summers."
"Time to put grown-ups in charge"
This the same party that openly wants to continue the exact policies that got the economy in this mess in the first place. In fact, maybe he'd like to just put the same crew in charge again and just replay those eight years. How long could we go before the entire structure of society collapses? Except for the well armed, privately secured, walled communities people like John Boehner live in...