Words that annoy me..

I know. You didn’t ask for this and I don’t much want to write them, but gosh darnit there are just some words that are overused, wrong, or just plain ol’ annoying. I also figure it might therapeutic to list them here. In the hopes that one day, a wise soul will stumble upon them and help spread the light..

So, here is the List of Words That Annoy [me]:

  • Cloud
  • Crypto-anything
  • Cyber-anything
  • Condone
  • Disputed Fact
  • “This.”
  • First!
  • i c u r
  • Curated
  • The f-word
  • E-mail (should be email)
  • hashtag!
  • rekt
  • yolo
  • categorically
  • cray cray
  • bro, bra, brah, etc..
  • And finally, the most annoying word: the “Shortly”!

I’m sure more words will come along..
Maybe I should make a “Words I Love” list to counter the karma here.

Lol, later!

The correct way to make Windows 10 boot more reliable..

Okay, you’ve bought or built yourself a nice new shiny computer system..
Now, how do you go about protecting yourself from any losing data, music, pictures, or videos?

That’s right, you make backups. Of the data. Of the family photos..
(Please make backups!)

But what do you do when your Windows 10 gets corrupted and won’t even boot?
That’s easy.. just boot into the other Windows 10 you installed on another drive!

What?

Okay, when you build (or buy) a new computer, spend a few more dollars and buy a second drive or two. A single 1 TB drive is easily less than $50 these days. However many drives you want to add into your shiny new system (and that computer is capable of connecting drives). You can even install and run Windows from a USB external drive.

And install your legit Windows 10 onto each drive. That’s right, install once per drive.

You don’t have to play games on these drives, or run any software you don’t need. You just want the basic Windows 10 Operating System. Oh, and maybe let each OS run Windows Update every few weeks. Just not all on the same day or week, lol.

What this does is adds more options to the Windows Boot Menu screen. (You can set your “real” OS to boot by default with a timer, btw.)

And what this allows you to do is still access your files, documents, or anything you have stored on each drive.

Even if the “real” OS fails out on you. Have fun with your newfound resiliency!

Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

via Text – H.R.5087 – 115th Congress (2017-2018): Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

What a PIECE OF CRAP bill this is!

Methods of taking away our gun rights:

  • Create false flag attacks.
  • Pick a group of people and label them as ‘terrorists’.
  • Spread fear about ‘terrorists’, real or imagined.
  • Associate the word ‘assault’ with [almost] any gun they want.
  • Imply that only terrorists use these ‘assault’ weapons.
  • Generate propaganda about any group owning these ‘assault’ weapons.
  • Smear campaign against any who opposes bills like this.
  • Create a “Threat” score on everyone.

People, wake up! Seriously, it is a bad idea to take away the right to defend ourselves.

The old adage you may have heard, “If You Take Away Our Guns, Then Only Criminals Will Have Guns” is true.

Think about it.. you’re a law abiding citizen, right? You’d follow rules that our government for us to all be ‘safer’ right? Right?

Okay. Now, who are the people that tend to not follow the ‘Rules’ of the land? Criminals? Yup.

And you just willingly traded in your weapons for “Those Awesome Prices” at the government-run ‘National Gun Safety’ event. You got twice the full value of your weapons, right?

And days go by with nothing bad happening. Months. Maybe even years.. and then your house is broken into and robbed, or you’re mugged at gunpoint.

Now how do you defend yourself?

How?

Bonus question: What if that criminal is part of a larger group.. a nation perhaps?

Leave Facebook? No Way!

There’s a movement always trying to get started.. something along the lines of “Delete your Facebook account!”, “Leave Facebook!”, or some other such drivel.

Do I like that Facebook tracks us All Across The Web? No, of course I don’t..

But, I say, “Leave Facebook? No Way!”.

Facebook is how I get a chance to see how my friends and my Family are doing! It lets us share across time zones and work schedules. It lets us share [almost] anything we want, from fond memories to what we’re going to do in the near future. It lets us share some wise words, or a joke, or a helping hand when needed.

I know of no other social platform that can do all of this. Do you?

The Chinese Space Lab is expected to come home on Sunday night!

via Chinese Space Lab Expected To Crash To Earth On Sunday Night : The Two-Way : NPR

Kinda sad, but cool in a weird way. In that it is an ‘unusual’ event to witness. Even if by the internet being a proxy witness.

Update: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/02/tiangong-1-crash-china-space-station