isbn: 9780857662613 is written by a Jesuit which leads to an interesting point on science and god. It is at best a flaky premise on the camping question (my blog). The beginning is confused with a robot that has psychological issues and a younger robot who got kidnapped and seems to have found there way back to the camping’s ideology.
So i am unsure if time passed or this all happened in hours. Reminiscent of an info dump and retains a jaring feeling. Our heroine (if human would be described as multiple personality disorder). Despite this the asimiov three laws come into some overdue criticism when dealing with pervert religious types.
Further words that describe this book – names of angels, old testament. I therefore give this book 0/5 bananas we have another bonkers loony author looking to pollute s/f..
Avoid like you would Jehovah’s witness.
Oh dear me why oh why do the telecoms industry want to turn websites into apps ? Firefox are having a go and need manifest files and its own way of doing stuff.
May i remind you that every other phone maker has a differing view of doing the basic stuff, and then i mention jquery mobile.
It is a mess
Have you heard of Patrick Rock or Patrick Robert John Rock de Besombes? No well i suggest you google him or something.
It will be an interesting test for those of you who believe in internet censorship. Will you be able find out that that this advisor to the conservative party including this chap (my blog) who loves a bit of sex with the kiddies ?
When you vote for a political party* who believes in internet censorship you give people like Rock and Cameron a free pass.
As to the issue while it is repulsive (take a look at Ivan Payne) censoring it wont make it go away and it seems censorship keeps Patrick Robert John Rock de Besombes with a fresh supply of victims.
At least he was thinking of the children, and going an extra mile too.
I do like it when the censors who spout the nothing to hide argument get shown up for stuff.
* that is both labour and conservative
As an linux ape i do not do a lot on or with microsoft pc’s but once a week i use somebodies vista unit to save me work*.
Anyhow my preventative weekly task backfired in a spectacular way when spldr (my blog) was not allowing logins after an microsoft auto update, so i turned it off and rebooted it in the panic mode and the older pc became a lot faster without me doing anything else while trying to load trusted computing module that the thing has not got**. A couple of weeks later i discover that spldr has something also to do with updates from microsoft. A topic for a future date too.
I honestly cannot get my head around the fact that spldr
- has a control over user logins
- loads tpm (or tries to)
- does updates from microsoft
No wonder microsoft is so shit at code. Generally i am not inclined to turn it back on as the benefits seem to outweigh the disadvantages and works in normal mode. The updates well as microsoft broke the unit in the first place speaks volumes about those tco experts they so love
* weird logic i know ** a reason against running microsoft software in general
Is a drama which is not the sort of thing i usually make a date for but oddly has something going for it. Occasional bits of wisdom and humor set it apart. Its setup is a little unbelievable and along the lines of 50 shades of grey (my blog) sans the sex and seems a little dated with no mobile phones.
It has a comedic twinge to it although the female protagonist might be perceived as a trainee bunny boiler.* Anime watchers like myself might spot some yua (my blog) locations.
Its not 100% serous, but has an message underneath the comedy further in and so has something likeable about it despite the lack of control, you however might think its trash. I leave that call for you to make.
5/5 bananas – A charming series.
* think Glen Close
isbn: 9781782111603, is by a Japanese author who got name checked in this japan book (my blog). Translated well it has a double meaning (of related interest). It reads a little like Ursula k le Guin and i finished this in one pass.
It deals with japans myths within a gender equality setup, there is both birth and death as gods live and die and dole out fates to humans.
A Richard Dawkins (my blog) island retarded by religion cleverly sets up a meeting with a human the one of these where exploration can happen and the genders meet up in the again and one takes revenge on the other.
isbn: 97805712733980 is an odd book conforming to all those royal air force (raf) of the the 1940′s preconceptions* that set at the end of the 1950s or something makes it seem wrong.
More soap opera than anything else and since i was going through a shortage of books this was one i ejected from soon after takeoff.
* you know them too.
Vinny Jones the balls grabber
Bananas and the rest of the monkey house welcomed professor (my blog) who had an finger with a plaster on it. The lady alpha asked if he was ok and he said he was fine as it was a soccer related injury while watching sport.
A ball was kicked, hit a board and then at a velocity hit professor on the finger. He then apparently spent a day trying to get it fixed.
I told you this sport stuff is dangerous even simply watching it. Humans
more inside than outside in tos
Bananas saw some of the formerly hd (and then hastily converted to a pinkish ray format) graphics of the original star trek series. I decided to look into it. Eventually after a while i saw some more of the iffy new graphics that did not impress me that much. However in tos ‘outside’ spaceship scenes are rare outside of season 1 which has more best episodes than seasons 2 and 3 put together.
tng on bluray
tng is another matter as there are more outside images. Mind you i always thought tng was acceptable. The thing about improved tv series with upgraded bits is perhaps that in another fifty years tng will look arcane to a new audience when what your supposed to be doing is listening to the dialogue.something that series 1 of tos has but is unappreciated
Not owning a blue ray player is another issue** but those come with drm issues* that mean it might not work in the future. So that’s one less bit of electronics i want
* the software needs upgrading and you pay it ** Sony are not liked in the monkey house and its there standard and not a ringing endorsement
isbn: 9780141011455 is about Enron and i probably wanted to read this book several years ago and decided the wait for it was too long*. I have covered enron in the past (my blog) if however being unaware of the detail i was surprised that even americans eventually got the blame as well (my blog) although i read some talk of a Skiing presidential pardon for an american via a political bribe/donation back in January 2014.
It starts with Cliff Baxter getting shot in a german car and moves backwards from there, Ken Lay who was ultimate boss shows that religious people [mostly baptists with mba's] are also some of the biggest criminals. Death trumps justice and so judgement of his ethics and family who once reserved three enron planes is an open and shut case.
America and business are not natural markets and with hefty government intervention and price controls the sleepy world of natural gas and networks woke up and fell victim to speculating, accounting via mark to market accounting and commission ** So star wars accounting became a thing with Andy Faslow securing dud deals as money that also passed auditors standards.
Its an interesting to see how the firm went from pipeline hardware to becoming a bank. It lost focus with adventures into other industtries and despite some inventive ideas it is interesting to see how it all went down. A complex book but shows a lot of financial illiteracy even in the banks.
Company names i know got screwed by enron one of which was blockbuster*** which proves that they might have become the netflix if enron had a product rather than a concept.
The book is not updated which is a shame
* books don’t go off, and updated paperbacks often tell more than the original hardback do. ** although not evil, it use can tarnish frms and attract fines for mis selling. *** pereieved by most as a dinosaur