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And I'm tired of the tired old bullshit about all white people being racists. I'm white -- did I pipe in with racist comments about the Mexicans who are dying (or dead) of radiation poisoning because they stole radioactive samples and are too stupid to read the boxes warning them there's radiation inside? Noooooo!
So you are also an official racist!
God, I get so sick of this anti-white liberal bullshit act, always running off at the mouth like all white people deserve to be collectively punished, attempting to justify anti-white racism with every dribbled epithet. It's becoming more and more apparent every day that "anti-racist" is really a code-word for anti-white.
You can get some PVC pipe of a nice, wide gauge. Then slice it in thirds, 120 degrees each section. There are PVC paints you can use to make these whichever color is available. You might need to rough the surface of the PVC, first. If you want them plain white, there are ways of removing the colorful print. Use the round, ooh-ah PVC sections instead of the flat, painted-aluminum (or plastic) trays. The round surfaces should reflect the light below in a more eye-pleasing way. Still suspended from the ceiling, though.
You could buy a lot of smaller gauge PVC and run the cables through that. Do yourself a favor and cut the sections in half, and hinge them on the side away from the wall so you could still open them up section by section if you had to. Attach the PVC to the walls with washers and bolts at stud points. Close up the hinges and latch with whatever. You could paint it bronze and it's be kooky, steampunk style stuff yeah.
You could do real steampunk style, and buy metal pipe instead of PVC. You could have this cockamamie maze of pipes running up and down the walls, over the chairs and desks, and arriving at lamp posts (actually lit by flickering LEDs, not actual gas! Hah! Haha!) which the office workers discreetly plug their computers and other devices into.
You could get simple tin foil (food grade) and wrap the cables up in that. I have no idea how this will affect their performance in terms of temperature. But they'll be shiny.
You could get some plastic mesh and spray paint it silvery, double the edges and run your support wires through the doubled up holes. The mesh should theoretically be able to support a bunch of wires (maybe triple fold those edges). The cables would show but hey, they're colorful.
You could just support the bundled up cables themselves "naked" to the eye. It would be a bitch to get at the cables and take any down without taking them all down, but there they'd be. A person looking up could see how the network is "shaped". It would be like a magic trick.
You could support all of the cables on a bunch of really, really tall hat racks with allll kinds of crazy hats hanging from them, along with all of these network cables. People would wonder if they could have a hat, purchase a hat, or add their own hat to an empty prong. You could just deny them the satisfaction all day, and come across as WAAAAY more smugly superior than they.
Get a bunch of fake Christmas trees and throw out all the stupid false needles, just leaving behind the weird wire skeletons. Put a bunch of them together in a giant matrix of wiry voodoo. Thread your cables through this, along with strands of blinking LED "holiday lights". Put the giant borg in a really obtrusive location so everybody will question THAT, and nobody will care about how unappealing or inconvenient it is to have the cables snaking to and from this thing to various other locations.
You could build a glass ceiling and snake the wires around like crazy and make it all topsy turvy, artsy fartsy with your artistic talent glass ceiling existing purely for art's sake. Clients and other visitors could be invited to throw little peastones at it, to give it character.
Did you remember to say it out loud while you typed it?
Also, it's no good if you don't hack into the mainframe first.
OP was right. I don't know where you came from with all the other stuff, but it didn't originate in OP's post.
The whole purpose of flooding the market would obviously be to make it a cheaper skill. You can package that up any way you want it, but the end result is the same.
Consider the Zuck. He's duplicitous and shrewd as hell. He supports relaxed immigration laws because it will provide a cheaper work force.
Right, so let's get right to wasting kids' time and confusing the hell out of them with this ADHD style bullshit. I call shenanigans. This is all about having a younger audience for marketing, not at all about educating the new generation at an earlier or faster rate.
Yeah but the article is *about* something real. Something really stupid!
This approach to having a generation of coders on the way seems like throwing the teapot in the ocean to fill it. And throwing a torch in after it to make tea. And saying you're being efficient because you picked a rainy day.
These kids are going to be watching these presentations, going "huh?"
Kindergarten is, remember, that "grade" before 1st grade. It's not even an education-oriented grade. The point of kindergarten is to establish social awareness and really basic, proper conduct. Kids are given rudimentary handwriting, the most simple math you can imagine ("2+1 = which is it, kids, 3 or 4?"), how to recognize shapes and colors, and really basic spelling and syntax. "C A T that's a cat." Etc.
The other function of Kindergarten is to observe whether a child has any behavioural, emotional, psychological, physical, social, or learning troubles. Maybe the child has a disability. If so, this needs to be found out early before attempts at education really begin in earnest.
NOWHERE in any of that do you find any foothold for something like symbolic instruction. The idea of doing a Ruby lecture in front of kindergarten students brings to mind -- for me, personally -- one specific thing: that pairs of highly intelligent parents are at a higher risk for conceiving a child with autism. Why is that? Because of a dominant trait?
I mean, how fucked up in the head do you have to be to try and teach your kindergartner computer programming? Aren't you more concerned about social awareness and making sure they know it's okay to use a public restroom? I think any parent who is nodding sagely at the concept of having Mark "Does He Still Kill His Own Food Or Was That Bullshit" Zuckerberg has some real generalized problems with the sage center of their brain.
"The Accompanying Angry Birds Tutorial"? Really, folks? Your kindergartner is really prepared for velocity vectors and derivatives? I think you miiiiiiiiiight just have your head up your ass on that one. I doubt most parents putting their children through these lectures have any idea what it's about except "programming".
It's like a primate, knee-jerk reaction. "Oog. Oog. Program. Programming. Oog. Programming. Good. Oog. Good for. Oog. Good for Baby Too."
If these are particularly small wings, I suppose that all of these nano spikes might provide some kind of static energy lift similar to what was recently discovered in spiders.
So, I looked into it.
As it turns out, it was largely what I suspected. The diamond, known as The Peacock's Eye, is written as once being in the possession of Alexander the Great. Jones had an interest in the diamond from a purely treasure-seeking motivation. It wasn't until he gave up his original search for the treasure that he began attending University to become an archaeologist.
Then he finds an ad offering the diamond as payment for another archeological treasure: the ashes of the first emperor of Manchu China. This could be religiously significant, considering Chinese ancestor-worship.
Perhaps it was all about the possibility of getting this treasure he'd been after for some time. Maybe it didn't really hold any other significance for him.
Anyways. You make an interesting point, [grandparent post]. Every other treasure that Jones sought after was religious or magickal in significance.
I doubt there was much religious significance or magical power behind Nirhachi's ashes. Jones only found possession of the ashes to negotiate with Lao Che for the diamond. So was there some religious or magical significance of that diamond? It looks more like just some diamond, but, you never know. It did disappear from the movie pretty fast. Ha-ha!
At any rate, Temple of Doom is supposed to be a prequel. Maybe the experiences in that film made him believe more in the metaphysical? I don't know the canon too well so I'll just stop there. Nobody likes speculative backstory that doesn't fit canon. And thanks to Young Indiana Jones, there's plenty of canon.
Many of these features will be Windows-centric, so bear with me.
1) Update crawl -- if the app's "update" client which typically loads at boot-up makes my system run noticeable slower (and I can see small differences such as thousandths per seconds even when blinking my eyes, so Watch Out You) then I am already swearing at my computer and about ready to see how much of its mass I can cause to separate with the Newtons carried by my fist. Don't you dare let that "update" background thing actually impact my computer's performance, or I'll disable it.
2) Vulnerability -- And then when your app turns out to carry a vulnerability or other headache requiring weekly or monthly downloads of your newer "Fixed" version, my first instinct is to wish that you, your server, and your entire company will be consumed in some kind of natural disaster or distributed attack. You strike me as the stupidest people in the history of the world, fucking around with my computer like it's some god damn candy cane house.
3) Conflicts -- why the hell would your program install and then start shit with some other program that was here before you got here? I absolutely hate it when some CAD or financial or animation software acts like it is the LED-God's greatest gift to humanity, and then proceeds to elbow its way into my system in a manner that causes my other programs to lose functionality or requires that I make changes to my OS's settings. If it's the fucking important to you, package the software with a bench-test executable and a little README.TXT explaining how to use it, what result to shoot for, and how to free up system resources to get closer to that result.
4) Fucked up licensing. Fuck you, AutoCAD. Nobody in the entire industry respects your fucked-up and apparently half-brained, stupid approach to licensing your products. People on all levels bitch and complain because your DRM makes your software hard to install and use FOR PEOPLE WHO FUCKING PAID FULL PRICE FOR YOUR SOFTWARE. Fuck you. Any software that was authored by morons who put intellectual property before functionality and usability should just go jump off a bridge and end their life, because that is what they are saying: "here's what I chose to do with my life, but I'm defeating that for depressing material reasons". Just take some barbs and alcohol and leave us your designer shoes, please.
5) Anomalous behaviour. I will immediately wonder whether you aren't some kind of planted listening device. You'll get firewalled, then monitored for disk activity, unfirewalled, and watched closely. I'll feel like I'm losing productivity. Don't have your program do some weird shit like disk analysis if you're just a fucking text editor. Keep to your side of the fucking courtyard, the little prison courtyard that I treat my computer like, as a tense and evil warden who will willingly kill the inmates to keep the peace. Don't -- MICROSOFT -- don't fucking give me this "Update" application that even though I tell it "check for updates inform me and then sit there" will still somehow magically be totally fucking over performance of the entire system just by being open, even though its task of checking for updates and reporting them back to me is finished. DON'T have a program that is supposed to be doing nothing, actually doing anything. Because my assumption is "COMPROMISE!" and you'll get sterilized like a fucking tribble passing through a ring of flame throwers on its way out of an airlock into interplanetary space.
6) Persistence. If you are an app that asks me questions, you are canned. Period. If I go to the apps list and uninstall you for WHATEVER reason (find your place in the universe within the above list) you might still have a chance of getting re-installed. BUT NOT IF YOU QUESTION MY AUTHORITY. As soon as you go "Are you SUUUURE YOU want me uninstalled?" The answer is not only Yes, it's not only "YES, what Hell am I in, now, how do I root you and your offspring out from my system", the answer is without fail "YES, you ASSHOLE, NEVER show your face beneath my moon AGAIN!" Your app will never be given another chance to spend time on my system. You are branded a malware! For refusing to uninstall when I tell you to. If you leave little bits or pieces behind, that's equally bad. If you're that version of iTunes that I uninstall but a week later I look and your "helper" programs are still there trying to "help" me, I will make sure to stab you in the eyes as soon as I catch you looking at me.
7) Satellite installtions. DON'T INSTALL LITTLE HELPER PROGRAMS. Fuck off with that shit. If you're going to do that, make sure you thoroughly explain it beforehand and then give me a "I accept this bullshit" button before I go on. Don't hide it in the legal bullshit -- create a separate form that gives me purely technical information.
8) Being an idiot -- if you can't give me, your end user, technical information about your program, fuck you asshole. Fuck off and die. If you think what you're doing is some grand fucking secret, wager your belief system against any cheap hobo home break in artist. I can guarantee that even I, personally, can get all the copper out of the basement of your house while you're at work and your wife is doing that half-hour thing taking your kids to day care. And that's just stealing fucking copper. Don't tell ME that *I* should have to trust you for some reason when you start moving unexpected guests into what is basically the privileged guest spot in my house that I've granted you out of trust and goodwill. You lousy, stupid, fucktarded sack of shit.
The list goes on and on. Basically don't hinder performance or ever give me reason to think you're doing ANYTHING surreptitious. Period. Not only will you be installed, you'll be blacklisted and I'll begin a geometrically progressing action against using your work via the mainstream. That's all it takes for you to one day wonder what you ever did wrong in life. Give all of your clients the same approximation as that, and I'm sure you'll make the right decisions in the future. Certainly your decisions won't require you to ask a stupid fucking question like "gee, George, how could I get somebody to uninstall my app on purpose?"
Fucking moronic bullshitting ass moron.
I think both agencies, and internationals, and US citizens, see it as much more simple than that. And operate with far fewer assumptions, as well.
Maybe fewer novels, maybe a little less worrying about negative A v. negative B in the future, and maybe a little more putting the ability to sort out so many levels of dissertation to use in projecting how good it will be in the future instead of how bad.