Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wikileaks; Amazon; RAGE

In case you haven't heard, there's a whole bunch of controversy going on right now about and all of the stuff they've been making public.  A few days ago cut off wikileaks from being hosted on their servers.

Now look at what you can purchase off amazon!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Poll

I just wanted to point out that there is a poll over yonder ------->

I would love it if more people voted.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The rise of the white man


Okay, so unless you've been living under a rock your whole life then you might have noticed that throughout much of history, and still today, the caucasian male has had much of the power and money in the world.  I've often wondered how this came to happen, and I've come up with a theory that might explain this.

There are some theories that state that mankind started in Africa.  Many small tribes and communities existed there.  Now if this is true then we can assume that the people who lived then were probably dark skinned, as that would be better for living in a primitive way in Africa.  Now my theory is that at some point there were white (or at least significantly paler skinned individuals) born.  The people wouldn't have known that the reason they were pale skinned was due to genetics, so they probably thought these babies were some sort of higher being, because they had light fair skin.  Over time the pale people accepted this as truth, that they were either akin to gods, or they were gifts from the gods, so they gradually took it upon themselves to act more like how the dark-skinned people thought of them.

That is what has lead to the history that we can now read about in books.  More than likely the reason the pale-skinned babies were born was because the people living in africa eventually started venturing to other parts of the world, meaning that the enviroment wouldn't have demaned such dark skin tones.

Just something I thought about the other day.  Tell me what you think, and please don't hold back.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's been quiet.

It sure has, and I'm sorry.  Sometimes life just gets in the way of things.  But I'm trying to turn things around and start anew with blogging.  I've been trying to refresh my batteries - although that's been proving somewhat difficult - and I hope that I can eventually get back on some sort of pattern of normalcy.

Some interesting tidbits:

Women are starting to buy more expensive and powerful cars, and what is the result?  They're starting to get more tickets.  If you were ever in a psychology or sociology class and the teacher told you that men drive more recklessly, well guess what baby...The times, they are a changin!  Now you can go rub it in their noses.  In fact a study done by Quality Planning found that the seven out of the top ten cars cars to get ticketed, including the top two, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the Toyota Camry Solara, are driven predominantly by women.  So there you have it, women are just as reckless at driving as men.

If you would like to see the full results, then you can find them right here

In other news; Amtrak will soon be allowing passengers to carry guns with them aboard some trains.  Do you have any idea what this means?!?!?!?!?  It means I can finally have the western train shootout I've been wanting to have for so long!  But now I can do it in the style and luxury that is AMTRAK.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

About my last post....

When I wrote my last post, I was very angry, and was filled with emotions - mainly rage - but now I've calmed down.  I intend to plan to continue blogging, and I hope all of my wonderful followers will continue to read, comment and enjoy what I have to say.

I unfortunately have nothing to post regarding my computer professor Mrs. Yu, so there won't be any 'Yu fucked up' post this week, but when I was at the gym yesterday, I noticed this...

Seeing that made me wonder if I could work out with no pants on.  It also made me wonder if there was a similar sign in the womens locker room?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Sad Day

I received an email today from Google saying that my AdSense account had been suspended.

'After reviewing our records, we've determined that your AdSense account
poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a
responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due
to invalid activity, we've found it necessary to disable your AdSense
account. Your outstanding balance and Google's share of the revenue will
both be fully refunded back to the affected advertisers.'

This is troubling.  I try to run an honest blog here, and believe me, I enjoy doing it.  But I had hoped to capitalize on this love, even if I only saw a small return.  Now, unless I can successfully appeal the suspension, I won't get to monetize this blog.

In the email itself it doesn't really give an explanation of what 'invalid activity' is, although it does provide a link to a FAQ page.  Unfortunately on said page, you basically learn nothing about what invalid click activity is, or why exactly your account was deemed 'a risk to our AdWords advertisers'

That's another thing, in case you didn't know, AdSense isn't about you the blogger, or the website owner, all Google cares about in the relationship is the big companies or websites that pay money to be part of it (big surprise).  Since they didn't actually explain why my account was disabled, I'm left to sit and ponder why - maybe some people read what I've written and strongly disagreed with my opinions, and knowing the terms and conditions of AdSense accounts they decide to click my ads a whole bunch of times (or it could be someone who just finds pleasure in ruining peoples AdSense accounts) or it could have been a bunch of people accidentally clicking on the ads (I know it sounds unlikely but I've accidentally clicked ads before, it happens) any possibility you come up with, the minute google scrutinizes it and determines that it could pose a risk to whoever the ads are for (I only ever remember seeing ads for groupon on my blog, that and the google local ads) they cut the chord and say "nope, sorry, no more for you EVER."  While I understand the point of view of an advertiser, I think it's ridiculous to just deal someone a blow like this, especially when you keep the exact reasoning so secret.  Imagine getting fired from your job, and when you ask why, your boss says "mmm no I can't tell you that"

I do intend to appeal the suspension, I'm debating whether I should do it now, or wait awhile, continue to blog, and maybe build up a somewhat stronger reputation.

What are your thoughts and views on this, what do you think I should do?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jailbreaking and Innovation

Earlier today I was thinking about jailbreaking iDevices, and how the jailbreak community has accomplished some amazing things.  Think about it, they aren't like the developers and programmers at Apple or Google who get paid to sit there and do their thing.  Most of them are doing this for fun, or very little money.  Yet, even facing those things, they've done some truly astounding things.  And I don't necessarily mean just the hacks and modifications that they've produced, but also the fact that the iPhone and it's operating system wouldn't be where it's at today in terms of features if it weren't for those courageous jailbreakers, who've said 'f**k you Apple, I don't like this.'

Some of the first and major examples would be Installer and Cydia. If it werent' for their creation and popularity then the much touted App Store probably wouldn't exist, or at least it wouldn't be the same.

This got me thinking, In the whole iPhone and jailbreak escapade, it's the people who rebeled, the people who stepped on Apples toe's, it's those people who have driven the innovation we see in todays current releases.  The same people who are still driving innovation today, and surely will continue to do the same in the future.

This got me thinking again, and I asked myself "has it always been like this?"

And from what I remember about history, yes, for the most part, the people who break the rules and rebel are the ones who lead innovation.

So in your everyday life, every once in a while, think about breaking a rule or two.  You never know what may happen if you do.