Out of My Mind

Apr 17

Men today prefer cats while women would sooner own a dog -

Explains alot.

If inadequate skills cause long-term joblessness, why does it plague all educational levels? -

Like the mainstream media’s going to come clean and report that the employers realize that not hiring is more profitable, and nothing’s more important than that.

These “reporters” assholes ignore facts like Reekpublicans and their voters.

Christie whitewash firm a big donor to political group headed by Christie -

Can’t telly you how surprised I am by this coincidence. Immeasurable.

Atlanta Braves get hate mail after Hank Aaron says reaction to Obama shows we have 'long ways to go' -

Thank god speaking truth while Black is barely a misdemeanor.

And of course, there are still Germans who, let’s say, fail to grasp that there maybe is something wrong with being mass murderers.

Brit Hume says Obama and Holder use race as a 'sword,' is stung by reactions -

Sometimes lies and delusions blow up in one’s face.

“Like many people who spoke to the press in the wake of this weekend’s deadly shootings at two Kansas Jewish facilities, Marionville Mayor Dan Clevenger felt the bizarre need to point out that the vocally anti-Semitic gunman, Frazier Glenn Miller, otherwise seemed like a decent guy. “He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people, you know, he respected his elders greatly. As long as they were the same color as him,” said Clevenger, whose small Missouri town is the closest one to Miller’s home (hat tip, TPM). “Very fair and honest and never had a bit of problem.” However, the mayor differs slightly from others who vouched for Miller’s niceness in that he was also willing to say that he wasn’t totally opposed to the shooter’s beliefs.
“Kind of agreed with him on some things, but I don’t like to express that too much,” Clevenger told local television station KSPR. Though he said that Miller “didn’t have any right” to kill three innocent people, he wasn’t shy about mentioning, “There some things that are going on in this country that are destroying us. We’ve got a false economy and it’s — some of those corporations are run by Jews because the names are there.” (A decade ago, he also wrote a letter to the editor identifying himself as “a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings” about “the Jew-run medical industry” and the “Jew-run government.”) He also speculated that Miller would use his trial to “really state his views on things” and “go out with a bang.” Basically, it’ll just be another opportunity for Marionville’s most prominent residents to do the place proud.” — Anti-Semitic Kansas Shooter Has Mayor’s Support — Daily Intelligencer

Apr 16

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mudwerks:

warmandpunchy:

doyourwardance:

"yo, fuck this, I ain’t a baby"

he makes eye contact with her the whole time. the ultimate diss

a simple pop-tart?!!?how DARE you!…

Smarter than you think.

mudwerks:

warmandpunchy:

doyourwardance:

"yo, fuck this, I ain’t a baby"

he makes eye contact with her the whole time. the ultimate diss

a simple pop-tart?!!?

how DARE you!…

Smarter than you think.

Only thing worse than drunks are mass murderers.
Seriously.

Only thing worse than drunks are mass murderers.

Seriously.

(Source: generic-art, via mudwerks)

...Unless Apple Buys Exxon -

parislemon:

Jason Snell:

In other words, in four years the wearables market might grow to be one-tenth the size of today’s smartphone market—in units shipped. Presumably the average selling price of wearable items will be a fraction of that of smartphones, meaning the dollar value of the wearables market is even more minuscule compared to the smartphone market.

All of which means that wearables, while dramatic and exciting and with huge potential to change people’s lives, are never going to rival smartphones in terms of market size. Same goes for smart TV boxes. These are interesting, fun areas of technological change. But the smartphone—that boring old Internet-connected 64-bit supercomputer in your pocket that just keeps improving year after year—is going to be the big dog in the tech world for years to come. Apple’s future success or failure will be dependent on the iPhone, and to a lesser extent the iPad, not on a smartwatch.

That’s exactly right. I’ve been saying this for a while: there is no industry, save maybe the oil business, that could yield the type of profits Apple is used to with the iPhone. And that points to a lot of disappointment in the eyes of Wall Street no matter what comes — unless Apple buys Exxon.

parislemon:

nevver:

World’s first emoticon, 1648

Subtle.

parislemon:

nevver:

World’s first emoticon, 1648

Subtle.

"It'll never stop." -

parislemon:

John Gruber, ripping apart this piece by Joe Nocera:

The iPad was “just a big iPhone” when it was unveiled in 2010; today it’s hailed as Apple’s last great new product. My guess is we’ll see the same reaction to whatever Apple releases this year. It takes years for even the most amazing of new products — the iPhone, for example — to prove themselves on the market. It’s a long game.

Even then — come, say, 2017, when Apple is reaping billions in profits from some product first introduced this year — the doomed-without-Jobs crowd could (and I bet will) just argue that the product succeeded only because it had been conceived while Steve Jobs was alive. It’ll never stop.

A fun exercise would be to write Apple critiques years in advance and see just how close they are when the stories hit in the future. I bet they’d be pretty close. It’s like paint-by-numbers for the tech press.

Ain’t that the truth.

If it was only Apple, it would only be stupid.

But this attitude that facts don’t matter is endemic throughout journalism.

“First of all, note the underlying chutzpah here. The SEC is thinking of requiring brokers to act in the interests of their clients. The defense is, “We’ll have to change the way we do business.” How is that not an admission that they aren’t currently acting in the interests of their clients?” — Defending Kickbacks | The Baseline Scenario

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