the angry chef, A Warner

Yep we all be muppets

isbn: 97817866072160 is about food fads like the people who only eat steamed fish* to avoid getting cancer and who then get cancer.

So this is book that delves into the dubious area of food ‘science’ which has huge number of loonies and hollywood stars (my blog) who somehow get attracted to living on air or smelling there poo (my blog).  It is not particularly well written compared with Goldacre (my blog) but since its dealing with people making money rather than advancing science i suppose it will do.

The blog is written in the same style.  It is not completely useless as i got the low down as to why people think white bread is bad its a mentally retarded view..

Matthias Rath – who causes the death of 300,000 south africans a year from hiv aids.

The sugar chapter is also interesting.

Newpaper reporting gets it in the neck too.

The chapters on cancer (my blog) and autism (my blog) are the usual quacks offering hope to retards which is sad but that’s people like Rach  and ilk for you

3/5 bananas

*even in restaurants when it is not on the menu – such people do exist..

mending a car seat saga

The zoo has a transport device where the seats need fixing, others here in the zoo have been asking for it to done for years but it fell upon deaf ears.  The four wheeled device is now being sold (hunt the bills time) and then person then decided to fix it.

Please make of this what you will.  I hope the new owner likes the restored chairs.

Well it is one to way to fix it.

dmarc retard for September is latinnewsmail.us

It is a bit early since it is still september but this is clearly an exceptional case which deserves this special award.

the domain  latinnewsmail . us apparently sent something to the zoo (could have been spam) , its mail handler did not like the standard opendmarc attachment rejected as

eforward3.registrar-servers.com[162.255.118.61] said: 550 We do not accept
.zip attachments here. (in reply to end of DATA command)

So if your thinking of using registrar-servers.com clearly your an retard as to the domain well they also deserve to be associated with retards since they setup the email aggregate@latinnewsmail.us to be sent to that address.  The good news is that latinnewsmail . us wont be getting any more dmarc email from the zoo despite them requesting it.

I pass on just to show that the clueless seem to have found dmarc and what could possibly go wrong.

I like spotting idiots wth dmarc

Theresa May’s model Potemkin library (a true story)

Theresa May (my blog) represents a town called Maidenhead which is on the river Thames and has a train station. Her position on nearby Heathrow expansion is best not examined for consistency.

Anyhow there library has a book that professor wants and he can obtain – it is the only copy in the south east of england in a library and it is available.  But…

The only trouble is that due to a procedure they will not release it.

That speaks volumes about the conservatives and her Potemkin village (wikipedia)

So next time some politician (right or left)tells you your not using libraries and they MUST BE CLOSED do remember Maidenhead where the library is just for show not for books.

secondhand busses – too much email fun

metz bus

You may remember the zoo’s secondhand bus email address (my blog) which is advertised if you scalp something but does not work although it looks genuine.

Well it is still active as 185.46.165.59 which is in Metz, France (at time of writing)  had a serous go at trying to send the zoo something about second hand buses.  If you bought that list of spammer leads then you made me laugh and fulfilled my desire to see what a public transport bus in Metz looks like.  Pink!

The whois is a bit sparse but e-cgpn.com seem to be an isp.  I am amused and pleased to see idiots exist.

Do you like to see what a bus looks like worldwide – you know what you have to do and your regional bus brand might be featured.

 

Idiots in the war office (aka defence)

This week – [i am trying to be current for a change] was the 100th anniversary of Passchendaele.a village in Belgium.

If reporters and civil servants cannot understand the difference between wholesale slaughter and bravery then clearly there are still some very screwed up people who have yet to understand.  But i suppose as everybody got shot even for not being brave enough* to walk in front of machine gun (my blog) then this event of managed mass murder is a hard event to frame but bravery is not a word i would associate with it.

If i use this ‘logic’ then I guess machine guns and artillery weapons are also due for medals for bravery.

You may have seen this (my blog) if you have no idea of the thing.

I have been to the menin gate and it is a sobering site mostly on account of it’s size.

*unmentioned by the msm and the war office

Frankenstien flash

franknfurterI begin with a compile of nodejs which for some reason desired that it remove flash from debian with a compiler required that i thought i might need but probably did not – so my fault.

So i have no flash plugin which brings me to the perverse state of html video and audio – especially stuff in translation.

The video is not flash, but h264, the subtitles are in flash.  So i switch to chrome browser with pepper flash in 64 bit linux  which kind of works if your dont mind powering off your computer every thirty minutes since it froze about then.

Even the ad industry cannot figure out this shit, some adverts just played sound, no video some did both and the warning emitted by chrome browser amount to displeasure by the rendering engine.

mallThe best advert was for a shopping mall in africa.  I think it was in africa being london zoo residents it did look a bit too sunny.  It certainly made me think.  How 1980’s malls.

The induced level of fuckup involved here made me both think and laugh.  If this is what advertising does no wonder internet advertising is in the state its in.  As to the drm requirements by the copyright brigade – lol

I still cannot install flash since the upstream source is broken [404] so although i created this monster it is interesting to see the fallout.

I am amused and disgusted for if i can see the faults and flaws of the shit advertising attempts to do then clearly there clueless.

Perhaps if i learn to play the violin* frankenstein will behave.

However an attempt to load the same site in an older version of firefox resulted in a message to piss off, and the more newer version of firefox on a virgin linux pc resulted in no sound or video also so the violin trick probably won’t work

*i joke.

A surreal conversation about yeti’s and abominable snowmen

yetiBananas was told a funny story by our zoo professor about a man who was going to try and shoot a yeti in Alaska.  Really this happened.

This man hired by professor for some work in his house was in Bear Grylls  ‘mode’ and these creatures seem to have migrated from Tibet to America – although Tibet is not really tourist friendly (my blog) country for non Chinese citizenry.

If you ignore the ‘i hate my job’ vibe from the human then apparently a funny story started involving guns, rations and told to us later if winnie the pooh’s (my blog) helalump should also be located which appears to be a lot cheaper being you walk around a tree in the snow in england however that is unappealing.

Professor was not sure how to respond to this hunt the yeti although it does feel a lot like an episode of the mighty boosh (my blog)

I mean no wonder yeti’s are brilliant at not being seen when weirdos as described exist.  If you where a yeti or something unknown i would terrified of psychopathic humans like the one prof encountered.

Even more fun with capita services (stocks and shares)

Capita do shareholder services and as documented here its a bit iffy.  When i had to do something for real rather than ask how it is done to which i never got a actual response.

hellotmobileA change of address (not banks or stuff like that) was required as one ape was moving to whipsnade zoo in the country  so a lot things say there banana shares need updating. I ring  one day only to find the telephone line is not working – or piss off its the fire drill day and nothing will be achieved for five hours that day via a phone.

So I have to do it online which seems to be working if you do not mind poor ssl from capita, and essentially I am done in a hour with the right bits of paper.  Days later and a mountain of paper post gets delivered to the old address and the new one i am told it must have cost them several pounds in mail charges.

Other share registrars are better and keep the paper trail minimal.

Its rather ironic that the paper generated is huge from online, two letters per address is ok but eight all saying the same thing strikes me as too much.

Mind you who knows how many letters you get when you phone them.  Perhaps it best to not know that

Anyhow the mountain of post from capita seems to have eventually stopped which is a relief as the recycle bin was a bit too full.

Non exploding lorries – elf & saftey strike again

Professor is moving and told us apes a funny story.  It entails a removal firm who won’t transport a litre of lawnmower oil in a sealed container, paint or the domestic gas bbq cylinder (my blog)

Sisyphus is still a role model

Sisyphus is still a role model

He is moving about 1.4 kilometre.  It is perfectly fine for him to move such items.  We admire our risk taking prof.