2022 August

Friday, August 26, 2022

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The most patriotic sunset I’ve ever seen.

A megalomaniac is a person who is obsessed with their own power. What kind of person is a megalomaniac? A megalomaniac is a pathological egotist, that is, someone with a psychological disorder with symptoms like delusions of grandeur and an obsession with power. We also use the word megalomaniac more informally for people who behave as if they’re convinced of their absolute power and greatness.


A piolit misfired an engine fire bottle.

[Meth] Australian police captured 2 tons of meth hidden in marble slabs. Link
[Cyber Attacks] White House Officials issued a warning that cyber attacks may increase during the continued war between Russia and Ukraine. Dr. Ragib Hasan with UAB’s Department of Computer Sciences said we are going to see an increase in cyber attacks, because it’s just another way to take down the economy. He said these attacks can cause gas shortages, power outages, and price increases. He said we could see major companies and banks hacked, which means people could lose access to their electronic money. Hasan said there will also likely be an increase in ads and messaging on social media. He said some of those links are propaganda and clicking them will give you a virus. Hackers will also target individuals with robocalls and phishing emails. Hasan said be careful and look for misspelled words, even if the message is from someone you know, because it could be a hacked account.

Hasan explores research on cloud security, the Internet of Things, digital forensics, mobile malware security, secure provenance, biomedical device security, social network security, and database security. Hasan is the founder of the Secure and Trustworthy Computing Lab (SECRETLab) at UAB. He is also a member of the UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research and a member of the NIST Working group on Cloud Forensics

Alaska was a part of Russia till 1867. Russia had to sell Alaska to America at a meagre price of $7.2 million. Now Putin wants it back. He wants all his old possessions back, like Crimea, Ukraine and now Alaska and all its eskimos and their food supply of Eskimo pies. The dream of a trans-Siberian highway is not dead yet
[Friday Joke] The four Goldberg brothers – Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Maxwell – invent vehicle air conditioning, but they have a hard time marketing it. On one 90+ degree Detroit summer day, the four brothers walk into Henry Ford’s office and sweet-talk his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen are there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter.
Henry is curious and invites them into his office. They refuse and instead ask that he come out to the parking lot to their car. They persuade him to get into the car with rolled up windows, which is about 130 degrees. Then Max hits the A/C and the car starts cooling down rapidly.
Ford is impressed with Goldbergs invention, and invites them back to the office, where he offers them $3 million for the patent. The brothers refuse, saying they’ll settle for $2 million, but they want the recognition by having a label, ‘The Goldberg Air Conditioner’ on the dashboard of each car in which it’s installed.Henry Ford is a well-known anti-Semite and there’s no way he’s going to put the Goldbergs’ name on two million of his vehicles. They haggle back and forth for about two hours and finally agree on $4 million and that just their first names would be shown.
And so to this day, all Ford air conditioner controls say: Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max.


[New Tool] The Ronco Whatmacallit.

Ok politicians Tuesday is over. So, now, both winners and losers, go pick up all your signs!

Superyacht sinking
off Italian coast caught on video. Italian Coast Guard rescued 4 passengers and 5 crew members from My Saga superyacht. Video

on water. Very calming. Ooommm … Video

[“Passing a traffic stop”] You must slow down when passing a cop giving a ticker. I didn’t and the cop chased me and gave me a stern warning to slow down when passing a cop doing his job
Fisker’s sold-out EV has a sun roof that’s also a solar panel. The designer behind vehicles like BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9 storms into the EV market with Fisker Ocean. Link
[Seminole Wars] Chief Chekaika took some Spanish Indians and Mikasuki’s and went up the Calusa Hatchee and beat Lieutenant Colonel William Harney and his soldiers who were setting up the trading posts in Indian territory. Chekaika ran Harney off into the bushes in his underwear. Chief Billy Bowlegs was a young man then and was in on that fight.
After that, Chekaika took seventeen dugouts down around Cape Sable and over to the Keys, went to the Port of Entry on Indian Key, killed Dr. Henry Perrine, the famous botanist. People called it a massacre, but Dr. Perrine had been recommending a canal to drain Cape Sable, in Calusa territory.
From Indian Key Chekaika went back to Pavilion Key, and he took his people and went up Shark River to a big hammock maybe forty miles from the east coast before the Army could catch him.
[“Passing a traffic stop”] You do realize that it is Florida law that you must break and slow down when you come across a cop that has someone pulled over or even utility crews working. These people who annoy you are not worried about themselves, they are simply complying with a safety law. You should do the same.

“If moving over cannot be safely accomplished, slow down to a speed that is 20 mph less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 mph or greater; or travel at 5 mph when the posted speed limit is 20 mph or less when driving on a two-lane road.”

When your wife/girlfriend says, “First of all” in an argument. Run away! She has prepared research, data, charts and graphs that will destroy you.
[Truth] This is sad and depicts the twisted thought patterns of humanity. Not one statement here justifies what truth really is, but spins meanings to satisfy the writers of that web site. It seems as though no one will admit that there is no truth in anything that others can judge opposite views of. The only truth I see is that humanity is not going to make it if we don’t grow up and become adults. Want to have some fun, ask anyone their definition of truth. Link


Poor Mickey.

[Old Lady Influencer] ‘I’m shocked’: Britain’s ‘coastal grandmothers’ on becoming TikTok style icon. Link

[Red Tide] New study links human pollution and Florida’s worsening red tide outbreaks. Link

[Friday Joke] Guy:  Walks into the bar looking very distressed and orders a drink.
Bartender: Is everything OK pal?
Guy:  My wife and I got a fight and she said she isn’t talking to me for a month.
Bartender (trying to be positive):  Well, maybe that’s kind of a good thing.  You know, a little peace and quiet.
Guy:  Yeah!  But today is the last day!

There’s nothing like a little tomato soup to soothe the soul. Even when it’s cold. Over ice. With a celery stalk. And maybe some shrimp and some bacon and even a whole fried chicken. But definitely lots of vodka.

[Friday Joke] An old man crashed his car into a very expensive automobile. The owner of the expensive automobile jumps out and confronts the old man and says, “Give me $10,000 cash or I will beat you to a pulp!”
The old man replies, “Woah, wait buddy, I don’t have that much money but let me call my son, he trains dolphins.”
The old man dials his son as  he is about to speak the owner of the expensive car yanks the phone out of his hand and says, “So you train dolphins, well your old man just hit and damaged my car, you bring me $10,000 or I’m gonna beat the heck outta him and you!”
The son answers, “Okay, give me 15 minutes and I’ll be there.” In exactly 15 minutes the son pulls up in a Jeep, ten men jump out and beat the hell out of the expensive car owner. Meanwhile the son walks over to his father and says “Dad I train Navy Seals not dolphins.”