Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shelob Leaks A Presidential Pattern Prediction Involving Russia


[upload recorded segment, begins during waking Hairy as he is dozing with four eyes, weaving with fifth eye and three tentacles] I have a prediction involving one of your predictions. Is it possible to discuss simultaneity and probability?

[one green eye widens slightly, pupil dilating strongly] I'm -- not going to comment yet. What have you got?

It concerns your comparison of presidents between Trump and Carter.

I did go on record as saying some of Trump's presidency would likely be like an inverse Carter sort of thing.

Your terminology is unclear. Please re-explain.

I meant he could very easily unite Congress against him. Tie up everything. Instead of being thought of as too idealistic and unyielding to do politics as usual, Trump would become too hated, too controversial, too abrasive, and possibly even to lowbrow and profane, or at least offensive.

That's largely happened in some ways. Then he went and partially reversed himself on a few things, like most politicians do, and some of it got a little better.

Noted. I followed your notes on prognostication by algorithm.
 
Really? I didn't think I'd quantified the variables clearly enough. What's your sequence?


Two theoretical historians concur that if a certain president had not been impeached, China would have turned out to be a much greater ally, perhaps even moved much more toward representative government and honoring human rights.

That's an interesting set of 'what-if's.' We haven't encountered that in continuum research, have we?

No. Less than 1.729% likely in this continuum. But possible.

Okay, go on.

Then the famous saying, "Only Nixon could go to China."

Yeah. That one's so famous it got into Star Trek somewhere. WAIT! You don't mean--

Perhaps only a businessman, marketer, man without presidential reputation could make significant strides toward peace in the Middle East.


--and--

Simultaneously to selecting counsel over the Russia investigations, Trump has acted in a very diplomatic manner, raising the likelihood of peace in the Middle East for longer than six years from 0.00036% to approximately 0.00074% with one speech. Properly timed to match Nixon, he could raise that to 12.5% before impeachment and ruination of his efforts.


[tentacles jitter] Check the math on that, Shelob. You're scaring me! I DID say I hope his greatest accomplishment doesn't turn out to be saving money on the salaries of people he didn't hire, but THIS--don't blog about this, okay?!

Okay. [end recording]














Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Best Way For North Korea To Make A Difference





[begin recorded segment]  You are amused by this report on ISIL?

[laughing] Well, what's that expression? DUH?!

What is amusing?

This captive from ISIL, Kweuhn or something, he said it's nicer away from ISIL. Freer.

That does appear to be the case. For ISIL to exist, the members could not have much freedom.

They're nihilists bent on destroying everyone else. That much negativity doesn't make for a bed of anemones.

Roses.

Really? Roses aren't that pretty. They ought to rethink that one.

Is this a favorite act against ISIL?

No, my favorite one was that time some British operative changed the link from an ISIL website to call up pictures of baked goods. Now THAT was a classy move.

That move was interesting, but probably does not help with the reported vulnerabilities to recruitment by similarly strategized organizations.

I--don't really get that. I mean, how vulnerable do you have to be? This IS the generation that voted Trump into office, with his 'alternative facts.' When did the truth become so unpopular?

Circa 1597.

When?! Wait. Where did you get THAT date?

"Don't shoot the messenger." {this reasoning contains allowable approximations} "That phrase, in its modern form, appeared in Shakespeare's 'Henry IV part 2'  written approximately in 1597." -- six online sources vetted as mostly accurate.
 
[groans] Four and a fifth centuries ago, on a midsummer night, one human warned the rest. Goodness, this population is slow to learn! Oh, well. It does explain how anyone can believe in the superiority of North Korea. What was that stat I bookmarked from 'DATABLOG?'

Negligible or not acknowledged unemployment.
 
Yeah, the only superior stat was negligible unemployment. That's right. They probably give every old man and woman who can barely walk and move their arms a broom. Feed 'em cabbage water and don't call them back if they 'sundown' into the sea while they're sweeping. It's the oriental version of ISIL.

Do you have a suggestion for something more productive the leader of North Korea could do?
 
Well, of course! Somebody ought to dare him to move to America and write a blog or sell a useless product. His marketing campaign would be half done. All he'd have to do would be sell as well as he does now. #$%^&* I bet if he blogged ISIL out of existence and let go of his nuclear program, he'd get something no one else could possibly get for him.

An action figure of himself successfully marketed in America?
 
No! Maybe--official American recognition as a truly heroic man, at least. The western world would defend him and his country for, most likely, the rest of his life.

So you hope this is brought to his attention.
 
Sure! Everyone should know what it would take to become a hero to your enemies--

[upload, disconnect]




Sunday, May 14, 2017

Return To The Deep


[opens lair door to admit Hairy wearing somewhat damaged suitbot #1] What took you so long? Herr D was worried.

I had to walk until I found a suitable boat. The colder, wetter weather made that a little easier. Then I had to sneak on. Then I had to wait till I wouldn't be seen jumping overboard. From there it was a long, slow swim. Is the water warmer?

That was still an awfully long time. Did you orienteer with South at the top again?
 
Wow. Yeah. I did. But I'm home now. I'm gonna catch up. What's new? [reaches for neuralink]

Herr D said the world needs more antipsychotic meds than ever.

That . . . sounds bad. [adjusts posture for long stillness, puts plankton feeder tube into mouth]


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Have A Nye's Day

[establishing contact] Neuralink diagnostic, Shelob. Hardware damaged.

Your locator is functional. Standing by for emergency extraction if suitbot damage worsens. How was the event?

March of Science wasn't much of a march. Stood around, mostly.

Did you see Bill Nye's presentation?
 
Missed it because of security. Two @#$%^ hours to get in. Not exactly your dangerous crew. But the area has always feared people who think a lot.

Was there a riot? Looting?

No, no one gave me any trouble, except for the one woman who noticed my knee bend the wrong way. Had to blank her memory of that.

That would be why you couldn't stay inside. Did a counter-protestor damage your suitbot?

Oh. After, there was a mugging by a guy who thinks sci's make a lot of money. I had to make him imagine he found a small wad of twenties and a fake pay stub. Of course it'll 'disappear' the moment he reaches for it.

Your signal regulator is off frequency. Why did it take you so long to build this inferior transmitter?
 
I had to find the parts! I was rooting around for some antenna wire for the rig I'm wearing now when a woman accosted me demanding to know why I would go through her garbage. I told her "Had my equipment destroyed, and I don't make a senator's pay."

This ploy explained your need?
 
Actually it put her on the defensive. She was quick to point out that congressmen have to pay two mortgages. Well, why do they? Quite a number of hotels in the area would be happy for secure booking to become safe houses for congressmen. If Congress becomes any less popular, they'll need safe houses anyway. At $175,000.00 a year, I doubt they'll face that much hardship even WITH two mortgages. A surprising number of people are making it in this area making less than one third of that.

I don't know how they deal with it. Anyone making less than 35k in the ridiculously overblown metropolitan area probably deserves a hearty 'thank you' for all they do. Herr D is in that category. He's nowhere near the only one, just one of the most talented on top of being underpaid and underappreciated. I'll be 'limping' home soon, Shelob. Maintain locator contact only. [sign off]

[upload, disconnect]

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Curse Of Being Too Logical

[neuralink activation] Shelob? The coding's done. Webster is complete.

Your secondary AI. What do you wish for his activation event and beta test?
 
Get a quotation. Let Webster try out making fake news. Then debunk it so no one will be fooled by it.

Understood. Random search retrieved "Tecumseh's Curse."

   "But Chief Tecumseh, no president has ever died in office," a prisoner argued. "Harrison will die, I tell you," Tecumseh said. "And when he dies you will remember the deaths of my people. You think that I have lost my powers: I who caused the sun to darken and red men to give up firewater. But I tell you Harrison will die. And after him, every great chief chosen every twenty years thereafter will die. And when each one dies, let everyone remember the death of our people." --sourced from various history sites, which disagree as to how reliable the accounts are, as well as the exact wording, including being shot instead of dying.

Statistically speaking, the presidential curse was a fact. Dying in office had never happened before the curse was uttered. Only one president has ever died in office that was not chosen at twenty-year intervals. Moreover, some of the presidents died during other than first terms. 

By one interpretation, Reagan was shot but did not permanently die, whether he coded or not. This would possibly fulfill the curse, but not necessarily.

George W. Bush's vice president, to all accounts, thought he was in charge. He had it backwards. This is why he shot a friend. Why was 'W.' not shot?

He was not a great chief, or he was not actually chosen, as stated above.  

There is no reason to suspect the curse is broken.

Well, yikes. Can you debunk that? 

Unfortunately, there is no method to debunk that. Proving a negative without evidence of the existence of the positive is impossible.
 
Um--eeeew. I think we're going to have to work on Webster some more . . . he's too logical! [disconnect]


 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spicer's Hammer Is Just Hard Rubber, Lifted By Anyone



[Shelob discovers Hairy looking at newsfeeds regarding Spicer and April Ryan interaction] You appear to disapprove.

I don't think this is very well reported on.

How?
 
Well, it doesn't explain the real issues.

Do you mean Spicer's treatment of April Ryan?
 
No.

Do you mean Russia's effect on the election?
 
No.

Do you mean the physical wear and tear, felt by many tennis spectators, upon the cervical vertebrae?
 
NO!

What do you mean?
 
If there was proof that Russia successfully changed the outcome of the election, one of two things would have happened.

Thing One? 
 
Ah, a Dr. Seuss reference. I approve. Remind me to favorite his work at some point. First and foremost, if it were provable that Trump didn't 'really' win, he might be out on his ear.

Thing Two?
 
Here's where we almost need a truth table. If Trump won because of them and didn't know, he'll be mad at everyone unless presidents after him publicly aspire to be like him. Which he'll get help with. To escape execution for treason and earn a pardon, Trump would play his part to the hilt if he was complicit, being the president he wanted to be until told he needs to honor the country and turn on them in some way. Either way communiques would be sent to Russia, saying, "Nanny nanny boo boo," you're gonna get a little 'surprise' very shortly.

What is the meaning of "Nanny nanny boo boo?"
 
It means they didn't actually ACCOMPLISH  anything, and the results will float some of them dead to the surface.

The appropriate aphorism is 'sink' or 'be sunk.'
 
Whatever. It will be BAD for them, somehow. Remember the footage of certain American enemies receiving the news that the 9/11 plot succeeded? They were TERRIFIED. Putin has more caginess than they do, even with his troublesome ego.

Is this what should have been reported on?
 
No. Ms. Ryan was doing her job as a reporter. If there was nothing to this Russia thing at all, Spicer would've already started laughing at reporters a lot more often, not being oversensitive about it.

So the Russians succeeded?

NOT NECESSARILY . . . it means there's SOMETHING going on. What's going on is indefinite, based on the news. A more sensible reporter, say Maddow, would present possible interpretations based on facts.

[recent recording of Maddow put through neuralink]

Ow. Okay, she did. Not a bad suggestion for what 'might really be.' Anyhow, there's more. April Ryan is a reporter, not an actress. She could've drilled herself with a script to a point on how to appear to have an agenda. That's actually a common tactic in reporting. Shaking her head at Spicer is exactly what she should've been doing. It doesn't even mean she doesn't believe him. It means she disagrees with something. She didn't even say what it was. That is assuming, of course, that it was off-script for her.

So he was foolish to react.
 
No, he just was foolish to OVERreact. He didn't even need to make amends, 'hug it out,' whatever. He should've just gone on. What happened to April Ryan is an occupational hazard.

Are you in possession of further evidence that 'something is going on?'
 
Ah. Actually, I happen to know that the higher level of traffic from Russia on this site could mean many things.

Thing 'n.'
 
Well, I think they're trolling for American opinions, which mine generally could be called that. American government is actually pretty good for beginners.  Constant, non-violent change is rare for an Earth government. A mark of superiority. That's why I live where I live.

You are content here?
 
Well, I might need to move deeper. It's getting a bit too warm at this level . . . [changes from blogging software to "Three Stooges."]  Ow. I suppose I should study the demographic that loves this. [signs off]



Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bad Hit Against Marketing Strategists And Corporate Double-speak Pros Today

"Just An Enthusiastic Trim" by Herr D on heromachine. "Change can be good."--Hairy






[hysterical laughter, deep in the gills] THEY'RE the losers, yeah, right! [more laughter]

What are you laughing at?

Trump declared that the Democratic leaders were 'the losers' since they won. Marketing strategists and corporate double-speak pros worldwide took a bad hit today. It's not like the Democrats lost. It's not even like Republicans didn't help them win the vote. The winners were any Americans who have trouble affording health care.

What precautions should we take against the implosion? How much force will--

[gill snort] That's not the kind of implosion they meant. And while--

REDACTED COMPLETELY FOR CONTINUA SAFETY

-rily. Much more important is the non-American nature of the method.

What was non-American?

You don't just ditch something you have. You IMPROVE it. No one said that Obamacare was perfect. OBAMA didn't think it was perfect. You keep changing it around until it's closer to what is wanted. Did they shred the Constitution? NO! They amended it. Then they amended it more.

A matter of efficiency and proper thoughtfulness.

Exactly! You don't squirt your guts out with the ink--

'Throw the baby out with the bathwater.'

Whatever! Herr D explained his view to me this way: He likes that he'll be able to keep from going bankrupt for one more month after his family dies a slow, debilitating death. A true victory would be the 'Even MORE Affordable Care Act.' There are people in this country who claim they have the right to clean water, when every hardware store can sell them a cheap water filter for their home. Medical care CAN'T  be afforded so easily, no matter what plan you have. More reform is necessary. Not just to make it more affordable . . . [continues talking as neuralink battery dies]

[disconnect]