Monday, September 18, 2017

Weather Or Not He Should

[medbot is observing Hairy's vitals, as he appears somewhat in distress, supposedly over his observations of unusual fish migrations, temperature changes, etc. Shelob notes intention to communicate, begins recording]

So, does Trump believe in climate change yet?

No announcement has been made to that effect as yet.
 
Keep me posted. Most politicians do about-faces whenever convenient. Record-breaking weather events ARE somewhat obvious, but deniable. Ah, well. [disconnect]

Hairy does possess enough knowledge to cause weather events such as this, but he maintains that "the human power of denial could overcome any truth" and that he is not interested in causing harm. He will peacefully accept your destructive continuations.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Et Tu Photobucket?

[begin recorded segment, interruption of Hairy's swim] Herr D is still having problems with the site formerly known as Photobucket.

How's he doing? And what'd the site change its name to?

It appears to be a series of profane words.

[gill-snicker] put me into the chat with him. And hype me a bit so I can read his mind properly. Too much weather happening.

[neuralink tweak, frequency redirect, 'sign-in' duplicated]

--of it. 700 pictures, most of which I put effort into. It's my portfolio! I haven't been able to look at any of it without feeling a little sick.

[others' information auto-redacted because of ethical issues regarding privacy and permissions not received]

Hey, Herr D! Heard you were sounding off and joined you. Did your portfolio host give you notice of this, at least?

No! I didn't have any warning. I don't have any money. If I'd had money, I might not have used them in the first place. There's SCADS of ways to spend money on that sort of service.

Yeah. Wait. Did you mean scads of ways to spend it or ways to spend scads of it? I think both are true . . .

[disgusted snort] If they'd WARNED ME,  maybe said that they have to do something about their bottom line, I'd have tried to raise the money to stay with them. I probably would've failed, but I wouldn't have felt betrayed. 

So you have to put in all that effort to copy and move your portfolio? That's a lot of effort.

Yeah? Well, I would have to put in effort to somehow raise the money they want and I'd likely fail at that! Figuring out what to do next and how to do it and when to find the time is hard.  When they turned off my loyalty they set me free. I could use your expertise. I know you've done things a lot more complicated than this.

[pause, examining site through neuralink] I COULD do a quick text paste of a year at a time. But I'd have to have the formats and all else pre-understood. [neuralink rapid data transfer] Your computer has all of it in that drive your cousin bought you now. Good purchase. It would be unethical for me to just tweak the site to give you what you deserve.

Well, when you say unethical, I understand--don't do any of THAT stuff. You don't know how to operate Deviantart, do you? I seem to have hit a snag. Wait. [disengage for a full minute] Did you just copy all of it over to my hardware?! ALL OF IT?! I didn't even see the drive light up. How did--

Yeah. One year at a time, like I said. Your format is easy enough. Deviantart is not something I get yet. I could study it, but you should explore it as a reorganization of your art. It might help you grow as an artist. Good to work through your feelings of betrayal, too. Your stuff is safe, anyway.


[bewildered snort] Well, I'm back at it then. May have time for special requests, but not today.

Take your time. It's been fascinating watching your progress.

[bewildered but grateful] Thanks. Bye. [signs off]

His emotional data seems mature.

Yeah, he's a good kid. Human or no, sometimes I think he has a good brain. [exits]

[end recorded segment, upload, disconnect]

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Houston, You Have A Problem: This Is Not The Rainbow Connection


You have not spoken about Houston.

What?

Houston has another problem.

No. What's wrong? I was looking at the--wait, give me a neuralink summation--numbers only.

[.07726 second neuralink burst]

Ouch. When I hear water rising, I just ordinarily think "more space." Sometimes I forget people don't have gills. People DIED for this? [untranslatable sound] Guys! I'm sorry for all you're going through down in the Gulf there. I thought Trump was just bragging again! I didn't really listen to what he was saying . . . well, I guess MOST people shouldn't listen to what he says . . .

Perhaps you should predict the weather pattern for expeditious federal aid.

No. Meteorology is best looked at in real time, since 'modern' predictive models aren't very good. It's always best to think of a storm as an equalizing effect. Something is out of balance that causes a reaction, and the storm rages until the balance is attained.

Perhaps you should explain what the weather means, climatically. 

I don't need to say anything. When it comes to weather, the figures you provided say that people are very inflexible in what they believe about it. Some people imagine that their Supreme Being would waste their time with a weather event. Christians believe God promised not to do that again. I'm not sure about the others--Herr D only told me about this rainbow covenant thing.

The prismatic effect is believed to be linked to a specific event in time?

Yeah. I don't know. I guess there weren't any rainbows before Noah?

Preliminary searches determine arrangement made under a treaty known as "the Rainbow Connection."

No, that was Kermit the Frog. Different guy. I'm gonna go check on migration levels. Maybe this is why the fish are schooling this way? [exits lair]

Monday, August 28, 2017

Phailure Being Addressed, Party No Party, Gallery Galling

Herr D has been explicitly notified of his gallery's website's failure to comply with its original function and inability to correctly define "third party." He is likely to provide replacement links when available, but that will not be immediately, as his entire gallery is subject to this same problem.

Specifically, Hairy has granted Herr D ownership of the part of this blog that contains the pictures that are owned by Herr D. Like ownership is the case for every location of Herr D's art. Therefore, there is no "third party." Herr D is the only party in question, with links to this blog, the heromachine.com website, and his own, other unnamed project or projects.

Photobucket software is unworthy of conversation with an AI. Therefore, the onus for updated links will remain with Herr D except for specific cases where Hairy reviews Herr D's art and volunteers assistance.

 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Suggestions From The Sidelines To Diminish Violence



"How Did Things Get So Bad?" by Herr D on heromachine.com.


[begin recorded segment of Hairy flabbergasted over arguments online]
 
Okay, I've done it too. Herr D was right to call me on that. I've made cutting remarks. Of course, I HAVE made cutting remarks against both dominant political parties. There's a lot to be made fun of everywhere. I'll say it again now: No human is perfect. That doesn't mean I approve of any particular behavior, and it doesn't mean anything is excusable in particular. That last sentence should tell you how foolish some of the arguments are that I've been reading.

About the best I've heard in weeks is that if we don't make EVERYBODY smarter then people are going to stay this unhappy with any administration elected from now on.

He was only talking about educating voters not to repeat certain previous actions.

Well, it's a corollary of what the man said! He was talking about how Trump's supporters will just vote for him again to similar results, but that isn't a uniquely Trump phenomenon. But really--the fact that people with lower IQ's were statistically more likely to vote for one candidate isn't the issue. It doesn't matter to Trump supporters that Putin would rather have Trump in office--if it DID, then it would bother them that Russian hackers bothered the DNC but not the GOP. Hacking the GOP wasn't even attempted. It doesn't matter to them that fake news and false rumors are being created by people on their own side. It doesn't matter to them that they are being manipulated by a rich man who got rich because people believed in what he would sell them.

It doesn't matter?
 
It doesn't matter to them! They don't believe anything to the contrary of what they want to hear. The facts don't matter, the lack of progress in any direction doesn't matter, and the campaign promises don't matter. Their feelings dominate them. That would be why eight years of painfully slow progress and economy-building don't matter to them. THEY AREN'T SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW IT WAS GOOD FOR THEM AND JUST WANT TO FEEL GOOD FOR A WHILE. No one can eat wheat germ twenty times a week without craving a little sugar.

What is your recommendation?
 
Let 'em feel good. It's not like democrats in Congress would be competent to kick Trump out if he had paid Putin by personal check to overturn the electorate in his favor. It's not like you can change the mind of a Trump supporter. STOP TRYING TO DO THAT.  STAY HOME AND WATCH THE FOOTAGE OF WHO IS A WHITE SUPREMACIST SO YOU CAN BEWARE OF THEM. Then, when you see them out, you can get between them and the minorities they threaten if you want to stand up for a cause.

You are suggesting not protesting them?
 
Why go out and warn them? SHOW UP AT THE VOTING POLLS AND GET RID OF EVERYONE YOU DON'T LIKE. Remember, crazy and stupid people are naturally motivated to vote. Don't neglect your civic duties. If you can't teach people to be smarter, outvote them.

Ah. [uploading]

Monday, August 21, 2017

Clarify And Pacify As Ninety-Nine Red Balloons Go By



[observes Hairy while beginning recorded segment] Hairy?
 
[Hairy is chopping up a semi-rotted plastic tarp which has floated down to the lair] !@#$%^&* So much trash! How does anyone think THIS will help!? I coul--

Hairy? [sends bot forward to slowly churn / wad tarp] Your audience is changing. There is net activity denoting first-time readers attempting to understand your views. Can you spare a bit of time to define your views upon Trump?

Umm. No. Not really. He's not worth worrying about. [turning on chemical analyzer]

Your viewers are curious. Perhaps overlapping issues?
 
All right. [sees readout, rolls three eyes] Ask a few timely questions.

How do you expect the Russian collusion investigation to resolve?
 
That's really not much of an issue. Most U.S. Presidents don't actually get punished for any particular crime. --I mean really--over forty powerful men that have at some point lied or broken promises to America? Men that were of a psyche that allowed them to pursue the most powerful job in the free world?

You mean you don't think they should be allowed to rule, or you don't think they should go unpunished?

I mean they were all a little twisted. That's a system flaw.

So it may not be worth spending the time to punish them or even to figure out their exact crimes?
 
Well, maybe not! I think it's more important to figure out why Putin prefers him in office so that America can prevent one of its greatest adversaries from getting something or several somethings that America would be better off with them not getting.

Maddow suggested it was international oil development.
 
Use the template of an undetermined goal set as a variable.

And the controversy over handling the removal of Confederate statues? [neuralink burst]
 
What? Oh. Well, statues of General Lee belong in museums about the American Civil War, whether they belong in public squares or not. I think the blunder was not just saying "Let's go preserve this over HERE." People didn't need to be upset. No one got upset about America owning swastikas. America owns quite a few of them. They belong in the Holocaust Museum, and no one questions that.

And your stance on the violence related to it?
 
Mental health professionals DO have their work cut out for them.

You are referring to racism as a mental problem?
 
Hate is always a mental problem. The one kid who rammed his car into the crowd has documented mental health problems. Not everyone will have a diagnosis to prove it, but hatred, as well as needless violence, is always sick.

You would classify ISIL as a mental health issue?
 
ISIL is a lot like that one I read about, the Munchausen By Proxy thing. People moved to hatred or delusion or even violence by other people. Some people shouldn't be allowed to run a hairdryer, much less influence other peoples' care or beliefs.

You already recently addressed your views on North Korea.
 
I did, yes. Luckily the 'might' of North Korea isn't nearly the problem of dealing with the other political entities after whatever happens with them. [successfully melts a unit of plastic into environmentally safe components] Hey! It's working!

You have stopped referring to some of the political entities as 'countries.'
 
By some peoples' definitions, you can't have a country that doesn't recognize human rights violations. That IS a feudal state, or a political entity, at least. We done here?

That is enough to post for clarification. [stop recording, upload, disconnect--

Saturday, August 12, 2017

ESTIMATED: TWO SCIENTISTS BEING COERCED OR TORTURED IN NORTH KOREA


[summoning medbot as Hairy has appeared in the lair at 1:14 EST, but visually incorrect, neuralink eval underway] Hairy? You have returned off schedule.

I saw it, Shelob. I got a glimpse of home. Right before I was yanked approximately North-North-East at a speed of 378 ygs.

By those figures, the eclipse caused your launch failure with an orthogonal force.
 
Doh! I didn't figure in the eclipse. Orthogonal? Yep. Yeesh. Full magnetic effect. That's why my blood heated up so uncomfortably and my tentacles swapped around. My biggest red one was on the other side when I left.

[medbot stands down]

--Why is the lair on radiation protocol?

[neuralink burst, as Hairy is indeed Hairy, of recent nuclear program progress of N. Korea]
 
Ouch. Well, the good news is that out of seventy warheads, it's likely that one or none will strike the mainland.

And the other news?
 
The bad news is that there are a lot of techniques they could use such as 'dirtier' equipment and 'doomsday' tactics. Kimmy-boy is crazy enough not to understand that he will wind up causing his own regime more destruction with his bombs aimed outwards than America is necessarily going to retaliate with. He likely has no idea about most of the more complicated 'aftermath' factors . . .

--Dear Holy Grimminitz!

You have thought of something. 
 
His nuclear scientists must be living a hellish life.

Because?
 
Because, why else except under torture or horrible coercion would anyone give a loaded gun to a maniac?

That is a metaphor?
 
Yes! Metaphor. This might be a very worthy cause . . . blog about this?

Agreed. [disconnect, as initial calculations underway, upload record--]