…why it is so cold everywhere these last few weeks, I will tell you. Because the polar ice caps are melting thanks to global warming, (climate change to be more accurate), the cold water is of course spreading across our oceans and cooling the air.
This was ALL predicted a long long time ago.
What the consequences will be is unknown, but coupled with the jet streams being stuck, that explains the sharp temperature differences over relatively small distances, such as Southern and Northern England last few days. Scotland was balmy whilst down south it was minus 4 or 5.
Kids: Want to know why things happen? Read your science and maths books at school and pay attention to your talkative enthusiastic lecturer as he or she waves their hands around explaining how it all works.
You’ll be primed for life!
This ladies and gentlemen is the true definition of a jobsworth. And such a person, or in this case, persons (a trio of them, nightmare!), have the following characteristics in common:
- Inability to take a pragmatic approach to a situation
- A cold compassionless heart
- Low intellect
- False sense of entitlement
- Missuse of power
During WW2 such people would be armed. And we know what that lead to.
Fight back club: D O N O T C O M P L Y !
This is why we don’t need Heathrow Runway 3, we need a new airport built offshore. A tragedy like this only needs to happen once.
Fight back club: Melt snowflakes now! They are an affront to common sense and personal responsibility.
As society progresses, from factory robots that replace once dangerous or monotonous jobs to state provided infrastructure, so we as individuals can aspire to better things and therefore, an improved QOL.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs comes to mind. If we’re worrying about or dealing with the ‘small stuff’ (‘finding water to drink’), we don’t have time to dwell on matters that others may take for granted, such as eating solid food or watching a movie on Netflix.
The concept behind the NHS was fair and good, and has probably saved the lives of millions of people over the last 50 years or so, something I can testify to first hand.
However, like most things that are ‘given’ to us, if one becomes reliant on or takes for granted a service or item provided at no direct cost, this can backfire and lead to where we are today, with reports that the NHS is in crisis. (Whether this is true or not or just politics, I do not know.) Assuming the NHS is in meltdown, can we stop blaming the wrong causes, namely lack of funding! How much do you want?
The causes are as follows:
Increased population – Just as our roads are now choca 24/7, so if there are more of us in any specific area, then no matter all other issues, the system will become overloaded. We cannot simply keep building more surgeries or hospitals else we’ll concrete over the whole country, increase air pollution and make things even worse! I could swing to the right and claim that immigrants are exploiting the NHS, but being they are on the whole healthier due to lack of dietary issues covered in my next point, I doubt they need to use it much, but I don’t know the stats, so rather not say.
People who are not paying or did not pay taxes earlier in their lives being given anything by the state, unless under exceptional circumstances, does bother some of us because it leaves the more deserving without support.
Obesity – Let’s be truthful shall we? The fairly healthy elderly who are according to our Prime Minister costing the nation a fortune in state handouts are that way because they grew up during a period when food was more scarce, less processed and you walked to where you bought it from, you didn’t hop in a people carrier and head to Sainsburys.
So they are more healthy and are living longer, so requiring help. (I do agree that state help should be means tested. Seems unfair to provide handouts to those who don’t need it. Many probably don’t want it anyway for pride and ethical reasons!)
‘War children’ really did eat ‘meat and potatoes’ meals. (Stew n veg, liver and onion, soup, home made sandwiches etc.) Today, a whole ‘underclass’ of society spend every Saturday in McDonald’s (go visit if you don’t believe me) stuffing selves and pale prematurely bespectacled children with junk food, whilst browsing their Facebook news feed on an iPhone rather than an affordable Android handset. Whilst such self destructive and immensely selfish behaviour is a ‘right’ in our democracy, the cost to the state of this is massive! Type 1 diabetics costs over £500 a week per person to support. Hip operations must cost someone a lot too. Then there is the effect on general health, colds and other lesser illnesses that people now take to their doctors’ overloading surgeries or even hospitals.
Imagine how things would be if tomorrow, due to some massive national or global emergency (war, asteroid impact, epidemic etc), anyone other than the very old or babies were forbidden from seeing a doctor or going to hospital. Within weeks you can bet they would spend Saturday morning walking their kids around the nearest farmer’s market (good fun as well as healthy!) than sitting down consuming edible tat, assuming source of such tat was even open during an apocalypse.
Fight flab club – Live responsibly and don’t let big pharma win – they love an unhealthy population addicted to insulin and pills.
Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Gunman Esteban Santiago kills at least 5 people | Daily Mail Online
The mind boggles! You are allowed to check guns into your luggage when flying? What am I missing here? I thought we wen’t even allowed scissors and some fluids onto flights? And here, we have a guy who has a ‘history’ and he was allowed to check a gun in!
Every form I have ever filled in when flying states no weapons may be taken aboard.
I saw a headline on the already terrible Independent Newspaper regarding the attack on a disabled person in the USA by yet more of our social media addicted fly lords, (that in itself a separate subject), but was greeted instead with another unsolicited auto playing video commercial whose audio was an unwarranted disturbance. However, unlike video commercials until now, this one would NOT pause! It had a PAUSE icon, but clicking it didn’t do anything at all.
Worse still, the commercial was from one of the world’s worst corporations, Nestle, and features stereotypical African women and was no doubt about to promote some BS to make us think they are a caring company.
But what really is sickening is that we have to sit through a noisy commercial before an article about yet another criminal attack on an innocent person.
We really have reach full dystopia, where large companies profit from crime, even indirectly.
Fight back club: Don’t read The Independent, and don’t buy anything from Nestle or any company they own. They have already decimated Cadbury.
Climate change is freaking people out enough to not want kids
Again! Now USAToday are doing it, sticking huge distracting captions across video reports. Why?? (At least this one has a voice over.)
As for the subject, these people are being very considerate, but will grow old and lonely.
Yet more lazy dystopian journalism from the BBC!
How can one enjoy the splendid bridge and view of there is oversized text over 1/3rd of the image area? And why are we forced to read rather than lay back and listen to a commentary?
What is the agenda of the media today, with this dumbing down?
…collaborating on a Google Docs page, and when the other party’s cursor is in view, paste in BOO!
or a scary picture.
So many wonderful people have passed away in 2016. Just learned of the passing of Carrie Fisher, whose character in the latest Star Wars reboot was a wonderfully welcome mix of warmth and discipline. (Similar to Captain Janeway of Star Trek Voyager fame.)
Makes one think that with life down here becoming such a catastrophe, if all the good people are being spiritually evacuated before things really fall apart.
Take it further, a total 100% ban on use of social media by anyone between 0 and 18.
Suggest also that Lord Of The Flies becomes part of the corriculum, as it was mine.
More envious at other people’s enjoyment of life and freedom jobsworths repressing the smarter than them populace.
World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence | Technology | The Guardian
Just so terrifying for so many reasons.
Everything evil predicted in visionary dystopian novels is coming true.
Ah, an article with an interesting premise, great! Must read or view.
Uh, maybe not.
Soon as I loaded the page, a video commercial began to play (from Amazon, the one with the priest and the imam) – with the audio ON, so I was immediately shocked out of my relaxed evening state of mind by an unwanted unsolicited unexpected sound* as the commercial began to play.
Not something you expect when READING an article, as opposed to watching a YouTube video. So I did what I always do, hit MUTE and as way of protest, scrolled down so I didn’t have to see the rest of the ad.
I had planned to read the article, but being that watching a video is easier than reading because you can listen to the dialog and kick back, I scrolled back up after the ad finished.
(Yes, it’s a video, like the unwanted ad, but I expect sound when I manually hit PLAY, but not automatically. What if I am in an office or there are kids sleeping in the next room?)
Anyway, things only got worse! CNN have followed the BBC and Sky (or maybe one of the other started the trend?) and displayed huge slow appearing captions on top of the video covering up the content (WTF?) and making it inconvenient to follow.
So, I have neither watched the ‘video’ or read the article, it it just too much hassle.
Fight back club: Can those of you who want this all undone join me and complain to the broadcasters? I no longer user Twitter so cannot tweet direct, but will use their contact forms.
*Note that such stress will contribute to the shortening of your life expectancy, just pointing that out!
I temporarily disabled my blog because there were reports that the German police got the wrong man, and I am keen on 100% accuracy here. However, although the reports were true, the person who did carry out the act was of a similar profile to the wrong man anyway, so this blog post remains appropriate.
Whilst sitting eating a home made English Breakfast this morning, I sat in stunned disbelief as the increasingly immoral BBC Radio 4 interviewed some obviously very left wing German commentator or politician about the horrific slaughter of 12 people in Berlin last night. Not to mention the 50 or so who have no doubt received life changing injuries.
The first issue is, why did the BBC interview, yet again, someone from that side of the spectrum, and secondly, why was the interviewee in total denial of reality?
I don’t know if the German people are alas being brainwashed by the same lies and distortions of reality that the UK youth seem to be receiving, but I have news for you based on my years on this planet, and there are plenty of other far wiser and experienced people who will echo this: Evil that is ingrained into someone or a group cannot be extracted or denied. We are at war, this is not a hug fest on Cornmarket Street in Oxford.
On Sunday I learned to my disgust (and this bought a tear to my eye) that a lovely University grad colleague with exemplary skills that could benefit the UK economy has been deported from the UK due to some minor issue with his visa. First of all, yes, if you are intentionally breaking the law, you have to suffer the consequences. But this person was not full of hate, had high cognitive abilities and was a force for good in society.
Yet, so we can keep our oil supplies fluid, we keep allowing more nasties into our lands, whilst kicking out the decent. Meanwhile the liberal media continue to try to say nice things about the nasties because they don’t have the strength and intelligence to speak the truth and/or are brainwashed by our enemies on our toxic University Campuses.
Back to my main point: Just because you are nice, and/or mean well, does not mean a) Everyone else is the same way. b) You are right.
Oh, one more thing, for all his or his nation’s flaws, Putin gets it.
Fight back club: Choose who you allow into your house. And try to use oil and other carbon fuel free products. Hard, but if we all do the best we can, it will make a difference! Am about to order some 100 watt solar panels and regulators. Walking the walk!
Posted the above from my phone the instant it popped up because I have been following this story since the day it happened. Knowing just how corrupt and un-democratic UK councils are, I knew this would be the outcome. They are so nasty and self serving, it is both a disgrace to the public and also very worrying for our freedom.
Just today, our councils have announced a crack down on fly tipping. But I wonder why the fly tipping is occurring in the first place hmm? Let’s see now:
- Introducing complex consumer waste disposal policies, that are different in every single post code, confusing people.
- More importantly, despite flooding the country with dystopian CCTV monitored paid for parking spaces for a nice little earner (as covered in other sections of this blog), our councils have reduced the number of days public recycling and rubbish tips are open. And of course, the opening days differ depending on the location. So as per item 1, people get confused and can only visit on days that may be inconvenient for them. Effectively, this is, like so many council initiatives, tantamount to entrapment.
Is it no wonder people have given up? Council members here in the UK live in their own little world, that shows NO concern for us. Contempt is the right word.
Update: December 15 2016 – Well what a surprise!
Just want to give this chap some publicity so concerned reader(s) can frequent his shop and help out. I will on next visit to London.
Meanwhile, in Germany the immigrants are raping and abusing their naive hosts, but the champagne socialists say nothing.
Note that there is reference in the aforementioned article in the DM that we need to be sensitive in times of cultural, oh, whatever, but the issue is it is the Soros powered toxic liberal agenda that has injected this non issue into the media in the first place!
All bread and circuses to keep our eyes off out of control climate change – the oil companies must be loving it! Did any of you fragile self serving selfish special snowflakes know that global average temperatures are now rising so fast we may reach the point of no return, if not already? Oh, and harmless giraffes are at risk too. Go do something useful and tangible to save OUR world, stop moaning and grow some.
Fight back club: Fight back, and then some!
BTW, over the last 10 years or so, I have been trying to find out why all this is happening. And pending a little more research, will confirm it maybe a wealthy man named George Soros. Most worrying and proves what a lot of us thought that there is in fact an intentional attempt at social engineering by some entity somewhere with immense power.
Right, breaking off from matters of civil dignity to focus on tech (my day job, except right now) to plead with Fitbit to leave Pebble alone. They are the only company to have got the smart watch right, first time, on time, and several time again.
- Great tactile controls and intuitive UX
- Daylight readable always on screen
- Great battery life
- Very tough (mine can go to 150 feet under water apparently! Not sure I can though.)
- Pleasing aesthetics depending on the model
- Do what they do well – and that Sir/Maam is the core issue!
All the smart techies I know wear a Pebble or Garmin Fenix 3.
Fitbit, leave them alone, or integrate your tech into a future Pebble, but don’t stop selling their watches or mess with the aforementioned value propositions.
Fight fitbit club: Pass this on.
And people wonder why Trump won in the US and we voted Brexit here!
Although I used to maintain the dedicated Towards Dystopia page on this blog, (no time – things so see, people to do!), along with other sensible people (I hope), I cannot believe how quickly this country is turning into a police state devoid of reason or common sense. And woe anyone who attempts to say otherwise or challenge the status quo. That is the power of a bitter josbworths who are alas making their way further up the chain of command, from council leaders to head teachers and the police. All once honourable professions.
Exhibit A – Note reference to ‘speeding along’ 37MPH? Really? And how were they supposed to remember who was driving? In the past, a polite but concerned policeman would pull over a driver, and make a common sense judgement on the road conditions, the state of the driver (young, drunk, not paying attention etc – VS – professional new to the area and made an innocent error), today, it’s all automated, and even if you are INNOCENT or wish to challenge the fine, you face a massively time consuming and stressful battle.
Exhibit B – This is probably one of the most worrying examples of toxic politically correctness to creep into our educational system, and further part of the replacing of natural tactile activities (in this case, raising one’s hand in class) by other means to further appease the precious snowflakes. Hope the headmaster is fired or the parents pull their children from the school immediately if they can find another in their catchment area. Hope the social engineers behind this madness realise how weak, spoiled and useless the product of their self serving deeds will be?
Exhibit C – The mass archiving of web pages and other private data associated with your life. All to protect us from the bad guys. Really? Can we define what is worse, a huge breach of individual privacy by even the Food Standards Agency, or occasional threat of terrorism? If the authorities wish to track a suspect, fine, monitor, spy on and more that person or persons, but not the lot of us! Thank you. Why not stop the sorts of people who become criminals from coming into the country in the first place? At least the Australians show some testicular fortitude and impose standards at their borders. My concerns about CCTV and comprehensive surveillance since day one has been:
a) Misuse and breach of privacy for profit by our news media.
b) Misuse of data by corrupt government or other officials.
c) Monitoring of (for example) fracking protesters and other good people.
d) Use of it all to repress people if the technology falls into the wrong hands. (Unlikely, but it could happen.)
Exhibit D – (No link yet) Councils have turned every bit of land into a car park, where dystopian parking machines render the most dignified professional adult to tears whilst CCTV cameras monitored by evil corporations such as ParkingEye watch your every move. Oh, and don’t have the correct change? Well you’ll have to signup for their app (and pay a fee that is MORE than the sign says in it’s disclaimer) and guess what? They will know where you have parked, then, now and forever. ParkingEye, you ARE evil! Now f*ck off.
Exhibit E – How could I forget? Yesterday morning, and again today, the main interview subjects on the BBC’s Radio 5 Live were some clearly not very bright oh woe is me vegi wimen protesting that the new plasticy £5 note contains (I forget the term) a biproduct of beef. Holy cow batman! We’re all going to fry! 0.1 of the population, including a Hindu, an Irishman and a Jew walked into a bar / (scratch that), were upset that our national currency was ‘polluted’ with animal product. Oh no! Meanwhile, climate change is wrecking havoc across the world (fires in Israel, Tennesee and elsewhere), kids are dying in Syria (& Yemen – had to slip that in), a tragic air crash has wiped out most of a beloved Brazlilian football team, the polar ice caps are melting, everything else is in melt down too, and all they care about is a personal sensitivity to the ‘ingredients’ in the makeup of our currency!
FFS people: a) Natural incredients are better for the environment. b) The plastic that makes up the note is way more harmful than the beef biproduct, that by it’s nature will be biodegradable, and c) You are not expected to EAT your hard earned money, unless the jobsworth apocalypse renders your local supermarket shelves empty…
Update: Dec 2 2016 – Inventor of plastic note talks sense, phew!
Fight back club: Protest? Emigrate to more dignified lands? Am running out of ideas.
Despite the interesting subject, the article referenced below is full of grammatical errors. Willing to bet that ‘inclusive’ hiring practices are at work here. What a terrible example for those wishing to better their English via a once respectable entity, in particular the young or foreign. Who to look up to now?
Much more on the BBC to follow in my most heated blog post ever.
Mars probe returns first pictures – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38147682
I have bean safely making things, including pen holders, from food cans since single digits of age, without injury.
The harm to children done by their sedentary and almost devoid of tactile creativity lifestyles is far worse.
What is forgotten is that humans and animals are naturally cautious, learning their lessons from accidents.
Fight back club: Ignore the jobsworths, go on, take a risk!
Before starting, I wish to be clear that on both a personal and professional basis, I take the matter of plagiarism very seriously. Some of what you are about to read may be familiar, however, I have, like many thinkers, spent much time on the subject of how and why are we here, and I suppose, from where?
I first began to think about the concept of a simulated universe in the mid 1980s, when first getting interested in computer graphics and programming. I remember pacing up and down the kitchen in our parents house having revelation after revelation, and looking at reality from a totally different perspective. Most of this has been covered in earlier writings by thinkers, philosophers and of course, science fiction writers, although back then I don’t think I had read any books or such that covered the subject.
The Lawnmower Man, The Matrix, and earlier than that, some episodes of Star Trek have delved into the subject of characters unaware they exist in a simulation. In others, the characters are sometimes aware, or unable to tell, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall.
One particular episode of Star Trek TNG (Ship In A Bottle) features a semi nefarious Holodeck character by the name of Moriarty who becomes sentient and starts to question his existence. The plot is both entertaining and genius, but I won’t spoil it by going any further regarding the outcome.
More recently with Virtual Reality finally becoming practical and mainstream, others are now also discussing and questioning our reality.
However, and I have mentioned this before on this blog and elsewhere over the years, no one has as far as far as I am aware discussed how a an advanced AI in a video game would prove it’s status. Or in our case, if we are a character in a game, beyond proving or disproving the nature of our existence, if we are in a simulation, what the consequences of this revelation would be.
“Uhm, there’s something you should know”
Copyright CBS Studios Inc
After several starts and stops due to other more important matters arising, I am starting to teach myself Unity – a software development framework for developing and publishing video games across multiple devices. Although videogames can be ‘hand’ coded and dedicated engines developed (such as Frostbite for titles like Battlefield and Star Wars Battlefront, or CRYENGINE (used to power the hauntingly enchanting Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture), the concept is all the same. At the core, advanced mathematics render and simulate increasingly complex 2 and 3D environments. And now with VR, fully immersive experiences are possible – and well worth experiencing.
However, complex math(s) and flashy visuals aside, what makes single player games stand out is good AI. And that is where things get interesting. Ideally, you want AI characters that are as random and believable as a real co-op player or enemy.
Fast forward a few years, when game engines are running on hardware with 10 times the performance of today’s high end PC gaming rig, coupled with network derived knowledge (the Googleisation of gaming), how long will it be before a game character becomes sentient?
“I think, therefore I am.”
And if so, how would that character prove they were or were not an advanced 3D model with AI attributes and sensory perception attached? More so, if we ‘Earth’lings are characters in a game, and God is the programmer (‘sup Niall?!), then he has the power to bend the laws of ‘physics’! For example, move any object or entity in the ‘Universe’ to any other point, instantly, just by adjusting or inputting some mathematical co-ordinates.
81,000 years to get to Proxima Centauri from ‘here’?
No! Tap tappity tap, go! Instantly.
Forget warp drive, how about NOW drive!
Want to bypass ‘evolution’? No problem.
“God of Engineering? I fancy an eye in the back of my head.”
Tappity tap tap, blip blip, whooosh, thwap. Re-spawn you 3.1.
“I see you there! Thought you could sneak up on me eh?”
Scientists, engineers, physicists ‘astronomers’ and perhaps even philosophers must try to find a way to prove or not whether we are in a simulation. If we’re just code, how do we get to ‘see’ the core algorithms and even manipulate them, assuming DNA is just an illusion designed to distract us from the truth? Or is DNA real and an advanced system to self populate the simulation.
Don’t forget, if we are in a simulation and engineering are keeping an eye out, then nothing matters, it’s all just an illusion and that means even climate change isn’t going to harm us because if engineering God loves us, he’ll fix it.
Oh this is getting heavy. Bed!
So, for a million helicopters and a dah-lah, who is going to be the first to hack the Universe – from the inside?
Fight back club: Prove yourself!