Samsung Note 7 Battery Saga Endures

Truly, Samsung isn’t doing well concerning their Note 7 battery saga as even a subsidiary producing the batteries for Samsung caught fire, the actual factory—injuries were not reported. “Supposedly” the fire started due to discarded lithium-ion products.

A total of 19 fire engines and more than 110 firemen were sent to the scene.

For more information visit South China Morning Post (English): Fire breaks out at Chinese factory that supplied Samsung Note 7 batteries

IKEA’s Small Pot And Italian Grand-Mothers Do Not Mix

The image below representing an Italian family gathered around the “nonna” (grand-mother) was extracted from an IKEA commercial that has been running on television in Quebec for a while now. It’s an ordinary IKEA commercial where a certain amount humor is introduced into their televised commercials, at least here in Canada.
I am not sure if they used a small pot for jokes in the commercial or maybe it’s IKEA’s biggest pot, either way each and every time this commercial comes on, someone in our family is bound to make a humorous joke about the fact that no Italian grand-mother would cook with such a small pot with such a big family as depicted in the commercial.

To all the Italians and Italian descent like me, we know this pot is too small. LOL

Here’s the commercial:

Barack Obama Moves To Canada – Funny Canadian Advertisement

Not long ago I saw a commercial where they depict Barack Obama wanting to move to Canada after his end of term—of course as a parody. That you appreciate Obama or dislike him this parody is simply good advertising and nothing better than Friday, January 20th, 2017 to share it with my fellow U.S citizens visiting this site.

Take note, I have NO affiliation whatsoever with Dominion Lending Centers or their cronies.

Early DNA Experiment Vintage Photograph

A few weeks ago I bought for a Canadian dollar this vintage photograph which appears to be from the mid 1940’s.

It was presented to me by a seasoned barn seller who’s a very good friend with one of my relative’s friends from upstate New York. Supposedly the newborn in the picture was a genetic experiment between a spud of the fingerling potato varieties also called Russian banana and human DNA. The rich real estate developer from New York who ordered the experiment did so because he feared his weak genetics were going to be passed on to his children. Supposedly he believed mixing his DNA with Russian Bananas would make his children stronger to face the frigid cold of the state of New York thus less chances of perishing from pneumonia for example. His close associates were the ones to suggest the use of the small, stubby, finger-shaped type of potato varieties because these spuds would create a stronger creature capable of sustaining the cold winters of New York by vegetating all year long.

But you know how stories from friends of friends go, they are often misleading. So I will hang on to this vintage photograph until I get a clearer picture of the story or until one day someone finds the rightful owner of this photograph, be it a family member or the people involved in this experiment. Hopefully someone can explain a bit more why they let it lose in the first place and if there is any danger for the public.

I think I made a good deal as I will be able to regain the investment as old photographs are in demand lately. I just can’t seem to figure out the letters in the picture properly as I have trouble with my eyes. Not sure if it reads Rump, Stump, Frump, Pump, …really hard to read when you have eye problems as I do.  Anyway, at least I am sharing it for all to see with their good eyes.

Politically Boozled

Here we are Tuesday, November 8 in this not so fabulous 2016 US election year. In a few hours we will know who will be the next president of the United States of America and unlike many other blogs or even news sites I will not warn of any consequences as none of the potential nominees will soothe the public in the long run.
Trump really surprised me how far he made it because looking at the statistics of past years the US public is leaning more Democrat each year thus I said to myself he won’t go far. After all, how can a clown like that go far anywhere? I guess in the US he can since that’s how much of those types live there so he’s got the following enabling him.
As for Hillary Clinton I can’t even imagine this women in office and yet there she is having a chance at being president. Thanks to whom? The left, the type that can’t be bothered to make things better, ever. It is a pity that if she wins it is going to be a women with the ugliest and most obscure baggage. You know how many kind Republican women I would have liked as US president before Hillary? A lot! You know how many Democrat ladies I would have seen president? A lot! Hillary Clinton was not supposed to have this honor and here again the other half of the US just showed that generally the US public is not ready for true change let alone trying. The left is truly a bunch of pussycats.
Personally Bernie Sanders was my choice but I am not delusional thus I know he wouldn’t have made much difference once in power. Bernie is from Vermont and since my wife’s relatives are mostly from there I had a special interest to vouch for Bernie but also because for over twenty years I have been hearing Bernie’s name in a good way so I believe that at the very least for the next four years he would have given the US some dignity, unlike with the two future potential candidates.
But at the end concerning jobs or the economy the U.S will not improve above this present “rate” and Trump, Hillary or dreaming of Bernie all would fail the public in this regard. Yes, I am implying none would make a difference trying in bringing back jobs at any acceptable rate above present rate because it is simply unfeasible. All the US can dream of is keep the present slow but decent growth rate – the U.S.A has become an ordinary world citizen with heavy bills to pay.
The reason for this is that the U.S face a “growing” competition on the international level and has been so for decades already and there is absolutely nothing one can do, no president can revert it, not me, not you, no personality and especially no clowns can do it either.
Are you blaming China for doing what’s best for themselves? Are you blaming Germany for their strong comeback? Are you blaming Israel, China or Russia for taking away U.S military deals? You think South Korean companies aren’t big or do not have enough shares internationally to make any differences against US interest? You do not think Brazil isn’t trying to become the U.S.A of the south and all that implicates? You think South Africa does not undermine some sector of the U.S manufacturing? You think Italy does not bug U.S aluminum foundries and many other sectors? Meanwhile next to the U.S border Mexico can build for cheap. I bet you think puny Australia does not undermine any U.S sector right? Or even better you think a country like Cuba does not produce much of anything right?
Well, a bit here and a lot there the share of the pie that other countries take on the world market is massive compared to just 20 years ago and it is never going to revert so the U.S public should get over it and find a new way to amass jobs. Even if the U.S becomes against globalization and do isolate it is not as if it did this back in the 1650’s where one could actually cope. Nowadays you won’t be able to last long as primary products are needed and unless you get those primary elements by force no one will ship it to you for free, thus obliged to interact a lot with other countries and sign treaties too. No one can do it alone and it is the reason China had to open up over the years and will continue to do so prudently and intelligently. Thus the U.S or anyone else it is either openness or restrict yourself.
At the end, Clinton (I hope not) or Trump the clown, both do not merit their places and the only people responsible for this situation is the U.S public.

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Donald Trump Presidential Wagon

As a Canadian who observed, read about and studied on my own time the political realm of the USA I can easily say a good portion of Republicans are thoroughly delusional. I am talking about being delusional for what’s happening in the world and in their own country and also being especially delusional with apparent threats.

I can read in 3 languages and do translate other important news and discussions from citizens around the world and let me tell you rare are the groups that reach this level of misinformation and paranoia as the GOP. Of course not all Republicans are like that but with polls and careful attention one can not only perceive but even demonstrate how ill-advised most Republicans are.

Read this article from Addictinginfo.org and understand what all those polls means:  Republicans Actually DO Like Obama’s Ideas…When They Think They’re Trump’s

Take note most Democrats do not change their minds as much as the Republicans, based on who said what, this shows the level of cretin in the GOP realm is way higher, way higher.

And they want Trump in power? He won’t make it far the resident rump!donald_trump_presidential_wagon

Kill To Save

Recently an article on Slate.com disturbed me more than usual because it finally “explained” why we see so many videos coming out of China and elsewhere in Asia where drivers hit accidentally a pedestrian or cyclist and then make sure to kill if they were only injured.

These type of socio-happenings bothers me a lot because these “civil” deaths do not occur in war zones, nature devastation, accidents or sickness, instead a lot of these people have been killed “calculatingly” and I use the word calculatingly because nothing is closer to the topic than a word deriving from “calculate”, because that’s exactly what these murderers do – they calculate their penalty equal to a terrorist calculating their damage.

It’s hard to read an article that says a person was killed because he/she was in the midst of a shooting, a car accident, a war zone and so forth but to read they have been “simply” hit, often only dazed AND than being run over on purpose to make sure one dies is in my book one of the most disgusting, revolting actions available to a human while alive and even more so when it’s an entire region under the same attitude.

Of course, we cannot speak for the entire region as if everybody does this furthermore it is becoming rare and things are changing. But it is going to take a while before true changes occur because at the moment we can clearly realise that they are not totally ready to change because many news and police enforcement take the driver’s side when compelling video evidence is presented. This blatant stupidity, archaic mentality, unafraid and calculated empathy – an affront to any proper way of life and justice.

At the end these people kill their victims for not paying too much money. It’s a sick system and nothing else.

The End Of Flash For Me

At the beginning when Macromedia came up with Flash it was quite a buzz and as a website creator I fell onto the bandwagon as well. But within months I realized it’s not worth the effort. Mid-way through Flash popularity I ditched Flash altogether and simply used more traditional ways to create websites. 10 years later nothing has changed for me, I still do not use Flash for any of my website creations.flash_falling_like_rocks

So in a sense like most people the only thing Flash related on my computer is the infamous Adobe Flash application, you know the one that makes you play videos or play Flash based games and many more little things made with Flash. This is the Flash I am now talking about and telling you that I am fed-up with.
I decided that flash must go because I have a very stable computer and Flash applications consist of the great majority of crashes. And it’s not like the constant Flash updates do anything good as they patch little and are mostly security related and often introduce other problems. It just doesn’t end and after all these years, from Macromedia to now Adobe we clearly realize there is no real interest making Flash truly better, just take their archaic update system as example.

I install Flash because there are many sites running it and are legitimate websites, so instead of seeing a broken site I install Flash and see it correctly. But, as the years go by there are less websites using Flash thus the necessity of Flash being installed has become avoidable to the point today I decided to no longer use Flash.

I am not the only one to remove Flash from their computer as you can see for yourself at w3techs.com development of Flash websites is dropping year after year making Flash less relevant for client side.
Here’s the latest trend: http://w3techs.com/technologies/details/cp-flash/all/all

You as well should shut off Flash, at least try to only turn it on when you absolutely need it and this will happen but at least it’s out of the way for most of the time. Turning it off often makes statistics get worse for Flash usage and maybe get Adobe to react.

There are many plugins for your particular web browser enabling you to see and do many things without Flash where otherwise you wouldn’t be able to. Just check out your browser plugin section for a flash alternative app and find one that is used by a lot of people with good ratings.

And if you are a developer, think twice before using that junk magnet. The link below in this paragraph points to an article still relevant about Flash. In fact when first posted in 2007 the title was “7 Top Problems using Flash” (my bookmark still reads that) and over the years they added one more negative element thus making it even more interesting, so you should at least try to understand why there are now “8 reasons to avoid Flash (or Silverlight) like the plague when designing a website

The White House Farm Animals

When I heard the story concerning the Kenyan young man wanting to give away farm animals in exchange for the United States president’s daughter’s hand in marriage I laughed my butt off. The story is more complicated than the simple articles found around the internet let us believe. What the young man is doing does not mean he’s exchanging animals for a human but simply using the animals as a way to say to Malia’s father (Obama); “I am serious and I am more than capable of taking care of your daughter so when the time comes think of me first”. Of course he never said this in any way other than indirectly imply this in a video he released not long ago.

In a sense it’s as if he does not realize that people with African origin living in America have little to no link with Africa to the point it’s rude and insulting to most Americans of African origin. Maybe he’s mistaking his situation, being from Kenya but living in the United Kingdom while he studies, maybe he feels that other Africans living outside Africa still have links to Africa as he does. Who knows, at the end, I wish him luck in his endeavours. For us, let us enjoy this mash-up image to remember this event. :)

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