“School spirit”

It seems like a common thing where employees wear shirts with a high school or college logo in the town of the team on the days prior to and on the day of a game. The more I talk to people, the more I run across people who are posing. Employees dependent on good tips… Continue reading “School spirit”

Friend Request Hoax

A legitimate message expressing concern about your impersonation account would: Ask if you created another account. Provide the address to the new account so you can go to the profile, click the three dots on the cover photo, select Report, and follow the instructions for impersonation. Instead, the hot hoax right now says: Hi….I actually… Continue reading Friend Request Hoax

The Great Filter Rorschach 

Fermi wondered why we have not met aliens. He recreates an equation which we are still just figuring out some of the constants. Part of it wonders how many civilizations wipe out themselves. This Great Filter makes people concerned any time life on our planet is threatened. During the Cold War, the concern was a… Continue reading The Great Filter Rorschach 

App ratings

I get it, if you have made a mobile app, then you need good ratings. However, most of the time that I get a notification to provide a review, I already have. I probably left a good one as I was new to it. But, I have found more issues for subsequent times. So you… Continue reading App ratings

Zero-Sum Politics

Liberals see “rights” as something of a public good (like national defense or a scenic view), whose consumption by one individual doesn’t diminish consumption by others. In fact, they believe that all Americans are thereby made better off. In the conservative version of identity politics, however, everything’s a zero-sum game: Freedom from discrimination on the… Continue reading Zero-Sum Politics

Carrier Phish

Got a phone call from my own cell phone to itself. That was pretty interesting the first time, but I declined the call because I was certainly not calling myself. A day later, I got another call. This one I answered. It was an interesting call informing me my account with the cellphone carrier was… Continue reading Carrier Phish

Book Review Backlash

It started with a tweet about how a new Congresswoman is dressed. There was a backlash on Twitter. I’ve seen several stories about that. Less noticed, it seems to me, is the tweeter promotes his book on Twitter. https://twitter.com/eScarry/status/1063193793942425600 People clicked over to Amazon to give the book 1-star reviews. You can see that when… Continue reading Book Review Backlash

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How can he help me?

Got an email subject of “How can I help you?” from my U.S. Senator. This is a first in the over 3 years of emails I have from his office. Most communicate his party’s stance on an issue. Some are advisory like “Preparing For Hurricane Irma”. The closest to this seemingly change in approach is… Continue reading How can he help me?

Good guy with a gun

I’ve seen security kick plenty of people out of bars. They sometimes come back wanting to start something with security. In this case, one shot at security from outside who returned fire and apprehended one of them and held him at gunpoint for authorities. A police officer who showed up killed the security guard. When… Continue reading Good guy with a gun