Back to the boundary and not bad so far. Slept in and had a nice constitutional at the park. Now I can sally into the tabs and get a bit of a leap on week out..
First, a report [Link] on “crazy” ants. Evidently they act a bit like squirrels with fleas and like to electrocute themselves in computers. And they seem to be yet another invading ant species. The only good mentioned so far is that they attack the previous invaders. Where are all the murmicologists when we need them? And airborne rangers with flame throwers? (Gratuitous reference to that GREAT Containment Era SF movie THEM!, one of those classics that is so horrible and awful that it is great. No wonder Fess Parker had to take to wearing a coonskin cap after that line about pajama belts.)
It has been a bad summer for ants, like last year. Had to have the pest control tech in to spray the sink areas. This is one insect I cannot be a Jain about.
Isn’t it wonderful that we can have access to English newspapers so we can read about what is happening in our state/region/country. What has gone wrong with the journalists in Amerika?
On which azimuth, I noted an article [Link] about a PEW poll of GEN Y information blathering on FaceScroll. I would like to find one of these younglings who is erudite and sentient and cognate enough to explain to me why this apparently anti-survival behavior? How can they give any of these blabber typers a security clearance? Or maybe they don’t. I understand that GEN Ys don;t like to work for the government. Responsibility and endurance and all that. Just when I think we are falling apart some ray of hope emerges. The civil service may once more become the haven of the nerds and geeks.
On a more intriguing azimuth, it seems [Link] that the FaceScroll (in England at least) has crested and is now losing hosts. (Is there any dissension that FaceScroll is parasitic?) Seems that some are concerned over security leaks – clearly not GEN Ys – but more are disgusted with the inept advertising.
Zut! So am I. And there are all sorts of wonderful add-ins that negate the kibitzing. Although occasionally I do visit the FaceScroll with a simple browser just so I can be entertained by the three-stooge-antics of their advertising. Perhaps we need to have a contest to identify which of the poobahs at Gooey are most stooge-like. The Moe association is so obvious we’ll have to exclude that one.
On reflection, I can hypothesize that the quality of the advertising is actually better than the quality of what Sturgeon’s rule of people write on the FaceScroll. ‘Nuff said.