Now I know why I used to say that, and what it hid.
That–the writing part, that is–is what I’ve been doing. Not e-mail, which I increasingly regard with dubiety (since it’s impersonal almost without exception) nor cruising the net. My cat is even feeling neglected.
One part of writing is that soldier (or whatever participant and in whatever War) who is lost within it–confused within that very common problem we orphans have of finding any sort of identity. Note I didn’t say “combined” nor did I mean to do so.
I’m also working toward publishing poetry for the first time in forty years. It’s daunting to start.
I’m also considering if I should try for college especially since given the statistics I shouldn’t hope for a whole lot longer. However, the company would be nice and would distract me nicely me from the constant pain.
The painkillers will never increase in this country. I bet I can’t leave this country unless I divorce my wife or she’s dead. She has finally said differently, but it would be very hard for her. Going to Canada would also mean leaving my cat in one way or another I’m rather sure. Since she’s crushed if I go for too long a drive, it would mean putting her to sleep. 14 years is a long time for a pet, and I think she’s earned her place.
As far as the pain goes, well, it’s more than I can stand. Now think about that, and my alternatives.
Wish me luck.
Ever wonder how much Facebook is tracking you? This isn’t so much to answer that question (it’s quite a bit) as to…prevent it from happening. That makes it easy to answer and a number I can easily understand. Seems to work, too. By the way, that one isn’t that I’m paranoid (I officially am) as that it’s pretty well open news that Facebook tracks you. For your own good, of course. Or something.
This is a nice short one. One of the very first and I meant the very first means of communicating on the Internet after those cursed bulletin boards was Prodigy, which is unmentioned in Wikipedia and the like. Those delightful people reserved unto themselves the right and chore to peer through your e-mails to make sure there was nothing objectionable (nor, I’m sure, salacious, and I’m sure too that hankies came with the job, pun intended thankee). Users (I was a user) agreed to it. They might terminate your rights to usage if you didn’t…do whatever. Not excite them too much. It was over 20 years ago, after all.
You guys have little worries about privacy? Geeze.
HAS YOUR COMPUTER BEEN SLOWER SINCE WINDOWS 10?
Well, Win 10 botted it.
To stop this…go to settings, Update & Security, Windows Update, Advanced Options, Choose How Updates Are Delivered…and there is the option to turn off getting TOR type deliveries of updates from the internet.
Why would you do that?
How long will it be until someone manages to use this to make a real bot network. I of course ascribe pristine principles to Microsoft.
Its first blurry visions came in an age where computers existed by virtue of vacuum tubes. Responses as I recall them were in terms of long seconds (long as in it might be more than one).
Observe that the primary threat has taken place and is enlarging. As is, a person’s value is in terms of property, ‘real’ and social–money, stature (as in titles so you don’t have to work), wages, position on various social ladders especially as defined by work…and all of this except the money and stature are immediately threatened. They were trying out replacing highly-paid surgeons with machines at John Hopkins about a decade ago. There are robot workers on cars. I’m not great at endless lists, so…
This means there is an increasingly large number of people whose identity is being displaced. There almost has to be a growing population of actually unemployed who are actually sliding down that hopeless ladder I mentioned. The stature that was job-acquired is gone. I read an article last year that addressed the fact that someone who works at MacDonald’s lives with another wage-earner. Does this add a perspective to people who stay in abusive relationships? I’m not talking about palaces here.
With respect to available work there is a growing population of workers–even for jobs which don’t by themselves supply enough for survival. I believe MacDonald’s managers do make enough to survive if they’re careful.
AI is displacing jobs and it will do so at an exponentially increasing rate.
Our society (the ‘Western’ world) doesn’t tolerate either shanty-towns or the homeless. It frowns on communes.
Government benefits are being frowned upon by the same ones who will be frantic in a few years in the lower class–the poor–the ones who make less than $25K USD at least are poor. It would take money now.
Final note, the historical solution to political unrest (like rioting in the streets over hunger or for that matter murder–multiplied each time it is covered) is war. The one way we would present a real and present danger to the AIs would be if we set off a nuclear bomb or three and caused EMF events. An electro magnetic frequency event would be the blast of multi-spectra emissions caused by such an explosion. It would pale any voltage surge. If it appeared that nuclear war were imminent right now, it would be very interesting to see what occurred.
What we are doing right now appears to be heading directly toward nuclear war.