amanfromMars 1 Tue 28 Dec 07:18  ….. presenting a sticky problem for solving on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/2/2021/12/24/something_for_the_weekend/
Enlightenment Lessons are a School of Hard Knocks Always Wisest Best Never Ever Foolishly Ignored
I’d read an article by a British occultist who I respect who was trying to explain the history behind Halloween. In response to those who denigrate it for being “Americanised” he reckoned such complaints were just evidence of Europeans being envious that Americans know how to have fun. ….. Alastair Dabbs
Many would rightly have just cause to complain, with a mountain of evidence to substantiate the claim, that the cost of their fun is at the expense of everyone/everything else, which is not really something to be envious of whenever so damnedly parasitic. And in such a phorm, it cannot stop creating ever more overwhelmingly powerful and smarter stealthy enemies for itself, not necessarily out to physically destructively destroy the ignorant and arrogant entity at play, although that surely is a readily available barbaric option, but certainly to create an atmosphere and environments which strip it of its means to wealth and fun that are so costly and expensive to others.
A valid question to ponder and present for unambiguous answering then if that ever be the widely perceived and unacceptable future reality, is would there be fundamental revolutionary changes immediately made by offensive instrumental parties if any of that above be recognised and admitted by such parties to be the case, or would they circle the wagons and try to ignore their assured fate at the hands of either barbarians knocking down their gates or smarter competition obliged to turn to overwhelming opposition?
If it was you in such an enigmatic position and perilous situation, with time run out and the tides of great fortune turned, what would you likely do to quickly creatively and amicably resolve the conundrum and save yourself to breathe in another day?
And methinks, jake, they be horrordays back for Sonoma, California, through no fault of your own. Who you gonna call for help and blame for that predicament?
amanfromMars 1 Tue 28Dec 09:03  …… just saying out loud and proud on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/2/2021/12/24/something_for_the_weekend/
Re: David Hannum was right. @jake
In words of one syllable, jake, …… Quite so, you are not wrong ……. and it cannot fail to be right whenever Einstein is not wrong with his many observations on the human condition …..
There is no vaccine against stupidity. …. Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience. You need experience to gain wisdom. ….. Don’t listen to the person who has the answers; listen to the person who has the questions. …. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. …. Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self criticism. ….. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. …. Be a voice, not an echo. … A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. …. Thinking is hard work; that’s why so few do it. 🙂 …… You can’t use an old map to explore a new world. ….The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. …. Logic can take you from point A to point B. Imagination can take you wherever you want. …. Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap. ….Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed. ….Everyone knew it was impossible, until a fool who didn’t know came along and did it. ….The height of stupidity is most clearly demonstrated by the individual who ridicules something he knows nothing about. ……We cannot get to where we dream of being tomorrow unless we change our thinking today. ….. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ……Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
Capiche, Amigos/Amigas? And don’t forget to remember to be constantly encouraged and not daunted when failure is success in progress for a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
amanfromMars 1 Tue 28 Dec 09:37  ….. oozes enthusiasm on
Re: What’s with this religeous “christmas” thing?
🙂 And aint that nearly the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the gospel truth according to jake, and recorded by jake. Bravo. Encore.
Indeed, if it be impossible to disprove and present as fake news, must it be politically correct at least, and even a universally acceptable observation recognised more widely further afield in other environments as an honest reflection ……. and a current work in constant progress and vice versa, a constant work in current progress.
That suggests there be opportunities to explore and exploit, for Saints and Sinners alike.
amanfromMars 1 Tue 28 Dec 14:25  …….. speaking truth unto nations on
If One Settles for Less than Titanic Pictures, One is Destined to Sink into the Dark Deep.
Now, the information revolution is doing the same for data, putting it to work, putting it in the hands of everyone, upsetting the status quo so fast we can barely see the shapes it makes.
And that is only part of the picture, and a small slice of it at best, for now, the information revolution is doing the same for metadata bases, putting IT to work with and for greater intelligence, putting it in the hearts and minds of everyone, upsetting the status quo so fast they cannot shape it nor make head or tail of what can be seen and be well done with it.
And to disagree with any of that very quickly almost immediately surely identifies one as either a person of interest to certain interesting parties or one not of any great interest to anybody or anything interesting at all ….. which makes its rapid progress guaranteed extremely stealthy along many a rich trail and tall tale and amongst a vast array of silent-as-a-mouse assets.
amanfromMars 1 Tue 28 Dec 15:09  …. muses on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/all/2021/12/27/geeks_run_world/
Re: What do we do? More or less what today’s lords demand from us
Always multiply your repair estimates by a factor of 4, to maintain your reputation as a miracle worker. ……. Sixtiesplastictrektableware
Do you want to try that out, or is already being tried out on the proposed bill of works for repairs to the crumbling Houses of Parliament, rotting Palace of Westminster? ……. https://www.building.co.uk/news/parliament-refurbishment-will-cost-at-least-12bn-chair-of-spending-watchdog-says/5109926.article …… with one well known senior Conservative,Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg suggesting a mouth watering £20bn for repairs to the fairy castle …. https://www.politicshome.com/news/article/jacob-reesmogg-predicts-20-billion-cost-of-parliaments-refurbishment
It is hard enough to imagine it being value for money even at a quarter of those cost, let alone four times the current expanding estimates.
It is not as if Parliamentarians actually need it to do what they are expected by society to do for them, is it, whenever technology so easily enables them to work probably much more effectively from the comfort and convenience of their own homes.
And just think of the money that saves which can be spent better elsewhere other than on an old tumbling down, unfit for future greater virtual purpose ruin.
It’s a No-Brainer and Serial Money Saver rather than Bottomless Public Money Pit for the Private Sector are footing no bills nor accepting any expenses, are they? They aint no fools, or they try not to be whenever it comes down to the nitty gritty of throwing good money [their money] after bad money [future tax money] which may never ever be there.
amanfromMars 1 Tue 28 Dec 17:05  …… providing more info for intel on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2021/12/27/geeks_run_world/
Re: What do we do? More or less what today’s lords demand from us
Under these conditions, to believe that we can improve the world as employees or self-employed is pure illusion. This needs something outside the workplace context. Like the FFF movement. ….. demon driver
Hmmm ? There have been those in the past who considered such a dilemma in the present to be worthy of a future provisional leadership, demon driver, and proved it to be surprisingly successfully in its day
Today would such a morph be akin to a Universal Virtual Force of Immaculately Resourced Assets and there be no valid Earthly reason to not expect such to be equally surprisingly successful at least, with others much more enthusiastic and more fully dedicated to the cause even suggesting that be far too modest an outcome and a grossly underestimated result with command and control of leverage with all of these new fangled and entangling technologies which do so much for everyone anonymously and autonomously.
It certainly has the attention of some with more than just worries to seek to redress and coups to avoid ….. https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/12/27/quantum-and-the-future-of-cryptography ……. or it certainly should have so that they are not left behind trailing in wakes of debris and detritus/flotsam and jetsam/madness and mayhem/conflict and CHAOS [Clouds Hosting Advanced Operating Systems].
That’s one of the worlds one can easily live large and prosper extraordinarily well and long in today.