Advanced Education Question: What’s the difference between a Putz and a Schmuck?
Advanced Education Answer: A Putz is embarrassingly stupid, but a Schmuck is embarrassingly stupid and genocidally evil.
I tend to do some things based on a mental tipping valve. A tipping valve is a reservoir at one end of a stick and a counter-weight at the other, mounted on a axle with a backwards stop so the the valve just sits in place until more fluid is in the reservoir, by weight, than the counter-weight. So it sits in place until it gets full enough and then it dumps.
I learned about this when I was eight years old and my parents, in their Putzdom, gave me a hydraulics building set for Winter Solstice holiday.
In this instance I ran across an article this morning, [Link] entitled “Google: No, Of Course, We’re Not Slowly Killing Ad Blocker,” which was the third in a series and my blogging tipping valve dumped.
This is the dump.
For those who haven’t been paying attention, Gooey is once more trying to be the the Fartus Maximus of the IT millieu because they have been frightened by Mozilla whose Putzish re-engineering of FireFox and ThunderBird have finally turned Mozilla’s user stats up. So they – Gooey – are revamping their browser Chrome and in the process making it ad blocker proof so they lose no opportunity to commit espionage and theft of their users’ information. Nor any opportunity to obtain pictures of discorporated pink politicians.
And, of course, in this article they are called to task for the prevarication of denying they are doing these dishonest things to their users. Especially since the users don’t pay them.
I have to admit that this is a matter of some laughter on my end. I don’t use Winders (except for running a LaTeX WYSIWYG editor on a WXP box NOT connected to the network,) and hence have other choices of what browser to use.
Need I mention that CHROME isn’t one of those. In fact, It’s never even been downloaded or installed on the box. And I don’t use the Gooey search engine either.
Because I don’t have to.
I have a choice. Which too many Winders and Fruit users seem to be incapable of.
Next, an article [Link] entitled “Alabama Mayor Suggests “Killing” LGBTQ People Is “Only Way” to Fix Society’s Problems.” This article is about a political schmuck (and, YES, I know that’s unnecessarily redundant!) Mark Chambers, the mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama, who has announced that he is in favor of killing (probably with a flame thrower or a piece of rope,) without due process (id est: a trial of any legal form) anyone he deems to not be “like” him. So if you ain’t pink and bigoted, stay away.
The problem is that Alibam is like this all over.
What makes this guy a notable Schmuck, as opposed to all the other Alibam politicians who mostly think the same way, is that the others aren’t stupid enough to come out and say it.
And thirdly, an article [Link] entitled “Research Shows Religious People Believe They Are Morally Superior, But Their Motivations Are Largely Egoistic.” The title is a pretty good summary of the article.
I have to admit that I have met very few religionists whose actions don’t indicate that they think they are morally superior. That doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have some redeeming qualities. But I do have to admit that my sample size is small since I don’t continue associating with the ones who lack those redeeming qualities.
Not being a vapid egotistical bigot is one of those qualities.
Of course, happily, most of the ones I don’t want to associate with don’t want to associate with me, because I have more than a double digit IQ, have read books and don’t have to pretend to be literate, actually got a college education and not just a certificate, and am a STEM NERD. (That latter is enough for those I don’t associate with to want a rope.)
The only real problem is that they can’t drive a motorcar at all well and most (the males, at least) own pickup trucks.