You can’t expect movie critics to be reliable guides, if only because they aren’t truly unbiased, but what a disappointment when you go see some dud on a critic’s recommendation. It’s still irritating to think of some of those stinkers, many years later.
One of my biggest surprises is how wrong many of the answers given by official science are. They’re just flying by the seat of their pants to give an illusion of being all-knowing, and it’s a ridiculous conceit.
We have only scratched the surface of what we will eventually do with computers and automation. Meanwhile, forces with a lot of control and influence seem to want the technology to stagnate, to become a “mature industry,” when it is far from what it could be.
The future is going to provide all sorts of advances in hardware and software, but it’s hard to say if upcoming consumer innovations will be “huge,” as they could be, or so constrained as to be useless.
“A.I. experts,” crawling out of the woodwork, seem intent on driving us mad. Most of these so-called experts know little to nothing about A.I., and can’t, or won’t, explain anything about it, at least not properly.
Bitcoin did a split and holders are twice as rich! Don’t you wish YOU were them?
Some people have wisely observed that Bitcoin is a pyramid scheme. It is, but the reason why is not at all clear.
And so suckers are still buying in to Bitcoin (BTC), while better ideas languish. It’s incredible.
It doesn’t seem to matter what certain protected businesses do, they know they can count on a bailout. For example: General Motors (GM). Like certain other manufacturers, it produced millions upon millions of junk cars. It was willful in its disdain for the consumer. But it skated clear, dumped a bunch of obligations, and poked its ugly head up again, thanks to government. It is legally a different company, but with mostly the same old idiots at the helm, so what’s changed?
In the U.S., the “Glass-Steagall act” prevented, at least to an extent, financial gamesters from pirating the economy, by limiting some of the ways that the economy could be robbed and exploited. Then they effectively repealed Glass-Steagall, and the financial system was rigged and played to the point of breakdown. Then they supposedly implemented some “controls,” but nothing stops them from just turning around and “repealing” again, then robbing, cheating, stealing and crashing the financial system again.
It’s nothing new for my opinion to be in the minority — a minority of one, for the most part, ha-ha. For example, I can’t understand why they don’t just lower the hoops in basketball and use average-height players, instead of scouring the planet for those 7-foot-tall giants.
Now imagine this: The case where an old building in the city collapses to the ground. It spills out over the street, blocking traffic and burying some cars in the wreckage. That whole part of town is a dysfunctional disaster area, but no one is allowed to clean it up. Anyone who tries is paraded around the town to be booed, and have rotten tomatoes thrown at him by the jeering masses.