life on death row: the mass execution

Is a bbc online thing which will never see a broadcast after the bbc shut down this (my blog).  So much for bbc ‘promises’

As i have no reason to watch bbc tv but have seen previous episodes (my blog) i decided to watch it after i checked in six months of not watching bbc tv. which technically this still is not.

The series of four and a bit hours covers Arkansas use of its stock of drugs to execute eight people as they where going out of date and having been awaiting completion of sentences for decades some might say the death penalty did not really exist there as the legal system and politicians of both colours that unwilling to enforce law.

There are some interesting sub thoughts on branding and death row preachers.

Four where executed and regardless of your views it was compelling viewing that will never be seen on broadcast television because the bbc are dumb

5/5 bananas – i love the music.

Celebrity children authors (or chav world book postponed day)

Carol Beer little britain says computer said no

Apparently you have to famous television star (being gay helps too) to write a childrens book these days and get it published.   It is kind of interesting that tv stars get a second career with the help of a ghost writer and film types do not appear to get such opportunities.

Only books by millionaire gay and cross dressing celebrities appear are chosen for world book day i suppose being associated with gropers helps (my blog) too..   Being simply an ‘author’ is clearly not enough for childrens authors by publishers these days.  It is kind of weird that the organisers of the ‘day’ and publishers sell any books at all which appears to be aimed at adults who have heard of said star as seen on tv celebrity.

Mind you that’s chav books day (my blog) for you

After the day ends i am sure books by ‘celebrity’ folk shall be forgotten and my library will empty of people who will only visit for one day in a year after all they only read celebrity books.

Celeb book authors do more damage to the publishers than ‘good’ imho but that’s not really my problem.

Scottish nationalism and the delayed american television series funded by the uk lottery and suppressed by all the uk broadcasters

skirts and dresses for all

American tv decided to do a book (my blog) with scottish people in. Some years ago** and i thought it was natural content for british television although why they did not do it is a question to ask the bbc and other local broadcasters who seemed to not know of it too.

How wrong i was – amazon got it and referendums (my blog) for Scotland’s independence made it a no for free-view . Only in 2017 was it being broadcast to the weak and feeble minded people with ‘free’* television .

I have never seen this braveheart version 2 but i find the timing interesting for i wonder how long it has been stored by the broadcaster who was kept being told despite it being fiction by our lords and masters to suppress it for reasons best known to themselves

The zoo’s dvr decided to not record the first episode also for reasons best known to it self** and I caught up with the first – Ronald D Moore (my blog) de-femaled it well and i was quite happy to consider not womens fiction but an interesting concept. However with no second season it appears that Westminster has derailed it as a series. despite being over 5 books being written and published – which puts a certain  tv writer (my blog) to shame.

Latter episodes are quite harrowing and make it hard viewing

The music is good by an composer i regard.

.Perhaps the tax credit for television production is selective as to the will and views of the english civil servants after all and not all ‘creative’ jobs are valued as others despite the lottery funding it (my blog).

I shall let you mull on the matter.

Overall it is worth a see with 5/5 bananas but its funding and broadcast shenanigans make it a curious beast – why is it on now rather than several years ago.

*which costs £ 147 and time wasted for adverts **2014 – even i was late on this one despite being a battlestar producer (my blog) ** never happens 99% of the time – i blame sabotage by ofcom and so gchq know i watched it.

Netflix ‘science’

Comes with some ‘famous’ people that only American’s know – an example say the young cast from mythbusters* (my blog) whom where jettisoned by the older cast which i never got to see the last series.

Another well known american presenter was censored for gender comments by netflix or the production company of whom is reliant on tv for work

So one day i sat in the tree and watched a thing about mars (imdb: 80117263) which was mostly about ‘nerdy’ american children at a nasa summer camp with said mostly unknown tv personalties saying stuff.

Concerning me was the fact that nazi (a sjw prerogative) was used explaining the history of stuff.  Paying Russia was also deemed not space science despite the failure of american leadership to even have rockets that can handle human beings at the present time (blame democrats and republicans politicians here)

The kids had various successes and failures in the nasa tasks (one which looked like lego) but there passion was infectious although what comes after mars is another matter fify years of talk?.

I somehow hope that Nasa does not do what it did on the moon and send test pilot after test pilot to make crappy home videos or golf games because the politicians all play golf and send real scientists rather than bus drivers.

As an non american the content underwhelmed me.

Netflix science strikes me as thinking science is for american children only. These children looking at summer camp as a way to be famous and an association they like strikes me as creepy.  Lets hope they all become test pilots in the right airforce.

3/5 bananas – that is one great banana for the apes

*heavily censored

cosmic raygunned ? – usb memory card or shit samsung software

No drm on the old tv sets

No drm on the old tv sets

I have had a usb memory card recording tv (not much of it) for a couple of months until one day it bacame unreadable.

I lost films such as

the wicker man (1970’s)
the tale of orincess kaguala

Exploration of the device in linux proved no device or files so i had to format it, and the tv then drm’ed it as well

So much for Samsung tv’s (my blog) but it did not explode (non samsumg usb stick) .

Months later It’s format is well strange as it crashed while recording, but it decided to switch channels and replace that with the content on the tv but it kept the same name from the file before the crash.

This drm is damm odd – but it has yet to explode

And .. it happened agsin

fdisk  /dev/sdb1

Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.29).
Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them.
Be careful before using the write command.

fdisk: cannot open /dev/sdb1: No such file or directory
linux0:/home/bananas# fdisk  /dev/sdb

Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.29).
Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them.
Be careful before using the write command.

Device /dev/sdb already contains a ext4 signature.
The signature will be removed by a write command.

Device does not contain a recognized partition table.
Created a new DOS disklabel with disk identifier 0x4c34f22f.

Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered.
Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
Syncing disks.

And then the device is working again.

Lets go blame Samsung.  The ext4  is something samsung record format as i formatted it as a dos disk format on initial format back on its second format.

the ‘diet’

Professor when in the zoo told us apes a very funny story about his mate and the diet tv program she watched.  I will return to this topic in the future.

Nutrition science so fucked up that apparently burnt toast gets you cancer, chocolate in non fattening and by that logic smoking cigars must be good for you.

As a well known scientist myself i can recommend that cardboard boxes are VERY healthy if eaten raw – to avoid the toast problem do not warm them up.

One diet was a baby food diet which needs a lot of water apparently and other crank ‘methods’ which professor could not believe females would do.    Ironically to call professors mate fat is a bit of a lie but that’s the power of these professional psychological lairs at work.

are-you-serious-wtf-meme-baby-faceBut that’s female humans for you.

The mystery is that she fell asleep for the last twenty minutes so the results as to what kind of cardboard equals the best kind of gross weight loss are unknown both to Prof and her.



Professors new television and the black and white content.

No drm on the old tv sets

No drm on the old tv sets

Professor was ordered by his mrs to get a bigger television when he moved and  he tells me it is bigger and unused by his wife who kept demanding it although we understand it has better sound than elsa (my blog) since that was deemed ‘too small‘ (my blog) for several years.

As a panasonic it will stream channel 5 something none of the samsung apps seem unable to do due to a wrong flash version although prof has no idea how to download an new application to the old tv anyhow.

What was an amusing tale i will relay to you all was that the bbc had a ageing rock star (my blog) reminiscing about the past and all done in black and white on one evening and also the old content was panned and scanned which looked really shit on this new television.

Funny thing progress.

exploring kodi

No drm on the old tv sets

No drm on the old tv sets

kodi is not a new ape, but a streaming service an idiot could install, i was looking into doing something and came to kodi via xbmc.

I could not use kodi for recording due to a lack of hardware but got it streaming video to a tv (my blog), where i had a moment and found out that what i meant was different to the salesman’s answer (online tv is not recording)  i gathered being not there but via second hand relay of the conversation.

Kodi is an impressive platform and if a thing supports upnp and your tv is connected then its another option.

Not sure i will be a huge kodi user but it looks impressive and if you have seen the price of tv recorders (some with drm) then its an cheap option if you have pc’s (multiplatform) or pi’s doing stuff.


usb 3 with samsung tv’s

flatscreenThe monkey house can now record tv with a usb 3 stick it was under £10, when i last looked these where £40 for fast usb writing as usb2 did not pass the grade so i put it off.

The unit once verified (formatted again) allows the record feature via the guide and looks ok even if the gui is a bit hit and miss.

Recording is the same as watching so you cant watch something else, although the tv can be in standby mode to record, and the format is in CryptoBuddy .cip format so drm’ed and ancient and probably crackable.

An hours tv is 1000mb, and you get adverts too, cancelling a series may mean using the tv guide and going ahead several days to change.

Not particularly good imho.  I can always use the usb stick for something else and at £10 is not a complete waste of money.

The chav and sport in observation.

thissortofthingBananas was with the crack team of security guards early one Saturday evening when one of those sporty chav tv programs was on chav tv (my blog). Please note i just wondered in from the monkey house.

Anyhow i am sure you humans know that there is an element of sarcasm, the contestants who where probably less than wise to sign up and for series two for reasons best known to themselves and olympic type things that your average chav could not achieve because the height was  now over two metres and there being no tree to swing off.

LiliyaShobukhovadruggieI saw five minutes of this ‘fun’ and this eventually became a blog post before i wondered off to the pub with the rest of the monkey house.  With drugs (my blog) now a common component of professional sport (my blog) for those over twelve years old it seemed to me that if even chavs could not leap two metres then that proves that sport is not now something your average human could actually do without fresh blood or some drug that helps doing something.

If you had an empty mind it looked entertaining with idiots cheering other idiots – ambiance of a kind until the last thing should they have got that far.  These people were not fat but fit thus this post

So while your watching ‘non druggy’ athletes this summer on tv just remember this.