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I'm an artist, an educator, Pastafarian and I write. I also will gamble on just about anything. And I like unusual juxtaposition, but I love my wife...and beer. This blog is observations from a funny old man who gets pissed off every once in a while. Oh, and I mispell alot.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

SATURDAY #3432

One Of My Very Own

EMAIL: ralph.henry.at.folio.olio@gmail.com

NEWSY BITS


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It takes hours of computer processing to "mine" a single new bitcoin, which basically involves randomly guessing an integer number between 0 and 4,294,967,296 -- the correct guess will be passed through a "hash" function which then tells the guesser whether the guess was correct. If so, a new bitcoin is then considered legitimate. Anyway, Bitcoin’s energy footprint has more than doubled in the past six months. It’s expected to double again by the end of the year, according to a new peer-reviewed study out Wednesday. And if that happens, bitcoin would be gobbling up 0.5 percent of the world’s electricity, about as much as the Netherlands. By late next year, bitcoin could be consuming more electricity than all the world’s solar panels currently produce — about 1.8 percent of global electricity, according to a simple extrapolation of the study’s predictions. That would effectively erase decades of progress on renewable energy. If this rate keeps up, bitcoin would consume all the world’s electricity by January 2021.
Reminds me of the tulip market in old Holland.




I'M NOT EASILY IMPRESSED, BUT...

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I would like to think I would assist like that, but then again, I've never be put in the position.

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Two Comments I read:

"Did she jus....did she just adjust her pant leg?"

"Only because she has no sleeves to roll up."


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That's....amazing.
How would you like to go to bed with Girl #1 and wake up with Girl #2?

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Hassle-less way to give your dog medicine...
After telling the dog he can't have any, he just dropped it and the dog scooped it up.

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Literally, a show-stopping performance.


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Trainer: Run a mile on the track at your own pace.
Me: Okay. *starts running*
*Halley’s comet goes by*
*trainer dies of old age*
*Halley’s comet passes again*
*the sun dies*
*final episode of the Simpsons airs*
Me (almost halfway done): Halfway there!

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I don't get it.


HISTORY AND SUCH


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I predict that that New York lawyer in the news lately will have his name turned into a verb. Like, "Oh, my god, he really got Schlossberged."

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Who knew?

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Only appropriate since the US makes most of the planes.


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"No generation will ever be joked about as much as millennials. "
Gen Z: "Hold my tide pod..."

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( This is called a segue and I just lucked into it. )

OBJECTS OF INTEREST

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That zany Ziggy.

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An operational gun made from a stapler.

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Nobody will ever know.

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A10 Main Gun.

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I read about a space weapon that in my imagination looks like that. There were thousands of encapsulated steel rods with fins taken aloft and put into orbit - configured very much like the picture above. Then in case of war, the inert rods were merely shoved toward Earth and gravity took over. The fins guided the projectile to the city intended and upon impact, at that great speed, the city is destroyed.

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For people who don't have the time to stick their hand under the water.

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Said to be inverse Magnus effect on a rotating sphere.

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My favorite cartoon of all time.

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This is what friendship is all about.
Due to the head location, it looks like the snake is already retreating.


I think the hose lying there is kind of cool.

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Look at this efficient murderer at work.

If you had any respect for songbirds or other fluffies, you would make your serial killer wear a bell.

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Old Tjikko (Sweden)
The world’s oldest known living tree sprouted sometime during the last Ice Age, roughly 9,550 years ago. This 16-foot spruce in the Dalarna province of Sweden may look more like a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, but don’t be fooled: this little guy’s root system got started back when the British Isles were still connected to Europe by an ice bridge.

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Could someone please take a moment to explain that to me.


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Dear Amazon, I bought a toilet seat because I needed one. Necessity, not desire. I do not collect them. I am not a toilet seat addict. No matter how temptingly you email me, I'm not going to think, oh go on then, just one more toilet seat, I'll treat myself.

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THINGS GOING SOUTH

"What?"

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"Duuude."

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The snake handler seemed to enjoy that.

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Show off the gun. Shoot self in the stomach.

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Takeaway: Never try to do something like that when you are being filmed.

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Just because you can doesn't mean you should, and that fat ass had no business on a car hood.

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And a lifetime phobia is born.

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"So, how did it happen?"
"Terrorists."

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I've never seen a roof that thin. Think it was staged?

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The look on his face.

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Lesson learned.
Reel faster.

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Why you shouldn't walk on a non-functioning escalator.


The elevator ATE that last guy!

The accident happened in Istanbul/Turkey. The man who fell in was rescued later on. He just had some cuts and bruises. But how were they even allowed to enter? 
I would sue the holy fuck out of everybody involved. That's inexcusable.


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Yeah, I thought we would see how long you watched before realizing nothing bad happened.

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And this one, I'm not sure that was a mistake.



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Is triumphant an especially successful elephant.

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David Goodall, Australian scientist aged 104, visiting with his grandson before flying to a clinic in Switzerland to voluntarily end his life.
In America, we have to travel to the state of Oregon to have assisted suicide. I find that disgraceful. If I want to die, why does anyone else get a say in it...especially the fucking government?

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3 comments:

Michael Harris said...

An accountant comments on the $21 trillion article
Lisa M. Alter
This article is grossly misleading. We discussed a more detailed article in a class on financial fraud during Autumn of 2016.
The Pentagon did not overspend by $21 trillion. There are adjustments to accounts totalling $21 trillion. Basically, this means the accountants at the Pentagon, rather than actually determine how much was spent at one point and adjust it annually, simply took garbage numbers at some point and have been making fake adjustments to those numbers for almost 20 years. If one number is adjusted up $1 billion, another will eventually be adjusted down $1 billion. The total adjustment becomes $2 billion. Since the numbers by now are complete fiction, it isn't surprising that every line needs some sort of adjustment at this point, making numbers much higher than the actual budget inevitable. It is still a disgusting state of affairs that the Pentagon's books are so f'd up that they are essentially fiction. But it isn't fraudulent spending in the trillions.
All the Lefties can indulge in their spendthrift notions but alas it's not true. Mike

Anonymous said...

thong bird

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I can unsee the clip of Iggy Pop.................
Towanda

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