Friday, February 17, 2012

Does Hillary ever look old

The band of evil countries

Why would one want to be a member of the decrepit club listed below?  They might as well refer to themselves as the Anti-Human Rights League.  Regarding their strategy, obviously they are trying to present a unified front against intervention from other countries in internal conflicts.  But, who care about consistency of position when the consistency is so obviously inhumane?  And who cares how any of the evil countries vote?  They essentially carry negative moral weight--even more negative after this vote.  I think that a better strategy would be to vote with the majority, preserving the ability to claim a humane position and then claim that your own situation is somehow different, in the case you have to abuse civilians to stay in power.  Probably I would make a terrible despot.

"The U.N. General Assembly also passed a resolution, approved by 137 of the assembly's 193 member states, calling on Mr. Assad's autocratic government to "immediately put an end to attacks against civilians."  It also endorsed an Arab League plan for a democratic transition in Syria, requiring Mr. Assad to hand power to a deputy and form a unity government to prepare for internationally-supervised elections. 

General Assembly resolutions are non-binding, but reflect world opinion on major issues.  Eleven nations joined Syria in voting against the resolution, most notably Russia and China, which vetoed a similar measure in the U.N. Security Council earlier this month.  The VOA correspondent in New York says other nations whose ambassadors spoke against the General Assembly resolution included Iran, North Korea, Bolivia and Venezuela."

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bad Lin Joke

Guy's making love to his girl during halftime of the Knick's game but suddenly jumps off when it second half starts.  She says, "What the hell is that?"

He replies, "Sorry, coitus Linterruptus."

Fuck Jeremy Lin

Pardon the Linvenctive.

I just can't help a Lin pun I haven't seen yet, though I'm sure it's not the first use.

Too clarify, I'm a big fan and am thrilled by his success and the story of him being under the radar.  Yes, I do believe stereotyping played a large role.  As a 5' 10", 40 year old white guy who like to play inside to use my hook shot, it takes many games at the same court before people will begin to work the ball to me inside.  And this is just average pick up ball.  Lin was competing at a high level where the stereotypes are even more ingrained.  If he were white or black, I bet he would have been drafted and gotten playing time to prove himself during his rookie season.

Is the NBA Linsane?

Stern is not an idiot, so their must be a reason for limiting the Knicks games on TV.  Maybe he wants to create fans for other teams?  But here's a bit of math.  If more than twice as many people watch a Lin game as a non-Lin game then their is more non-Knicks exposure created than would be otherwise.  In addition, if people really want to watch Lin, they will channel this motivation toward finding pirate streaming sites where they can still watch with the long term effect reducing the NBA's control over product.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Misinterpretation of commercial

Samsung is ripped for ripping Apple customers, but most apple customers do not wait in line to get the products.  Samsung is making fun of the fanatics, which I find funny.  Apple has used the marketing like "Think Different" when providing a walled garden with app content and Flash restrictions.  One cannot even change their own battery without voiding the warranty.  I guess Apple really means, "Think like we want you to."  Maybe that's differently then most, because Apple still holds a minority of markets.  Maybe "Talk different, think like us." is more appropriate.  Yes, I still prefer proper use of adverbs.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Skype is killing long distance, one minute at a time — Broadband News and Analysis

Skype is killing long distance, one minute at a time — Broadband News and Analysis:

If all of Skype’s on-net traffic had been routed via phone companies, global cross-border telephone traffic would have grown 13 percent in 2011, remaining in line with historical growth rates.”

The question is why so few people use Skype, not why so many people do. I'm surprised long distance has not collapsed.