Tuesday, September 05, 2017

one mouse piss

Odd, really, all this talk about how "robots' and "artificicial intelligecnce seeto be overtaking 'common sense'.

At this point of time - in a relatively mild Australian winter (yer, i know am becoming elderly - any temp below 15 Celsius is freezing ) ... the "Air Conditioning" split system in this rental house became a problem about six (6) weeks ago..Rang the Agent. Split system Fujitsu Air conditioning system not working.

Rental agent told me she would ring Air conditioning system repairer.
Six weeks later ..... have NO problem with the bloke who turned up.
HOWEVER, have been watching the process.
Yes, when he first removed the cover of this airconditioning unit - six dead mice.

What rreally fascinates me that while there a ffurther dead mice -
there was only ONE micrcochip in the 'motherboard that controlled the entire
"climate control" of this estalishment.

For all those who believe the 'robots', and the 'algorythms' of "artificial intelligence" will -
actually "take over this planet" ???????

My bet is on intelligent mice .... meh

(um, under edit ... an still trying to train my mouse and dog to type stuff ..)

Saturday, August 05, 2017

rent a cell ...?

Yer, i know, odd and inconsistent posts.

have been listening to an ABC Radio National program.
Prisoners in Bolivia.

The idea sounds interesting. Given that "equality under the law" is um, decreasing in the Urgh States of Murrica ..... and ALSO in Australia (which seems to slavishly follow any dingbat Murrican policy these days ...

And since keeping a person in gaol (not counting the gulags on Manus Island and Nauru) seems to be roughly AU$300.00 PER DAY ....

How about making them pay for the accomodation? Apparently the Bolivian system work something like this.
 You can purchase ... 5 star acccomodation ... or 4 star, or 3 star ... or 'rent a cell'.
Those who cannot afford the rent have to sleep out in the yard with supplied blanket.

Be cheaper than the billions that it costs to keep them ..... meh.

On the other hand ... those who cannot afford to pay for their real prison costs should be 'rented out' as slave labour ...

(this post, of course, does NOT reflect the true opinions of the author ... mehh.)

Ummm, it only costs the taxpayer $40.00 per day (after rent, and not counting food, State taxes, and electricity) to keep me alive ... thinks ...
Apparently criminals are worth considerably more to the taxpayer than i am ...
ahhh, inequality ... heh.
 Perhaps i should contemplate becoming a criminal ... wry heh.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

More video from visit to Kangaroo island


This , hopefully, is the clip of Robin with the Wedgetail Eagle ..
and no; we are not young anymore ... well, in mind, perhaps ..

(um, that was interesting - lost my 'internet connection' .. forgot to "pay" the $50.00 fee.
Not to worry, have 'recharged' ... and, hopefully, will be online until the Gigabytes diminish again ....)

Do they like me ...? In Indonesia


Thursday, July 06, 2017

For whatever it is worth

Meh ...
(an Australian investigation into the messy politics and interesting connections between the hidden financial deals of American politicians and the  Hierarchy of Indonesian policies).

I could, perhaps, label this post The ugly American ....

buuuut there are those who applaud him ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN21riPP1Lo ...???

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Raptor domain (2)

OK .. here's (hopefully) the full clip ..
(un-edited Reality TV?? .. and yep ... that bird was there for the tourist "photo Ops"... meh).

 or try this link (gah, haven't done this for a while).

Am, obviously, not the camera-person.
And the bird does what it chooses.

And the Wedgie was also there for tourist "photo Ops"
However, the whole experience; and education about raptors, and their value within the ecology -
was priceless.

Also ... if anyone is interested in something different from the usual commercial crap on TV....
here's another video from my experiences ..

Monday, June 26, 2017

Raptor Domain

Um, Ok, did mention that i would write a more detailed account of my visit to Kangaroo island, South Australia .... buuuut ... inconsistent snippets escape into internet technology.
Herewith two images that have managed to capture from the video of our visit to Raptor Domain.

Will unashamedly promote the enterprise. One of the most exciting and educational aspects of our visit.
Click images to 'embiggen' - not my invention - try Holties house. (if he and it remains alive).

So, yep, this image is a snapshot from the video clip of me with a kestrel ... but the video clip is quite funny, as Robin (travelling companion) had to ask me to turn around; my back was toward the camera. "eh?" asks me. She had to ask twice! AM NOT DEAF
(well, self delusion, perhaps)

This is a snapshot from the video of Robin with a fully fledged, adult Wedge Tailed eagle on her hand (glove).
(am, of course, now regretting that i didn't decide to come up with the extra $10 to have this pic, with me, in my files).

 The video clips add more details, and am working to edit it all together - but resources are small ... and my concentration levels are short. The project to edit it all into a coherent and interesting (amateur - really need to go back for more 'cutaways' )  documentary is time consuming - but it's mostly for Robin; and may well end up on Vimeo at some point in the future.

However ... if  this post gets enough encouragement? - will redouble efforts to complete it sooner.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

O, you should read this


Do i know her ..no.
Have i met her ... no.

Do i love the way she uses words ... yes.

melaleuca - what's not to hate

Introduced weeds. Have recently watched an American produced Program - :"Dirty JOBS". **
I love it. one of the few "Septic Tank"  TV shit that i can cope with.

Melaleuca .. oops, as well as  the Californian eucalyptus, it seems that Australian invasive species is not only in Hollywood .... heh.

Um, at this point am only aware of the Free to air TV program "Dirty Jobs", on Australian Broadcasting Network ... funded by the Australian taxpayer as a  "Public Service".

However, also found it, fund it, on Googles 'Youtube'  - so who funds it - who stumps up the money to fund and make these sorts of programes??
NOT Google - PIGGYBACK on other efforts and funding????

Youtube pays zero  on 'publicly supplied video'. Oh yes, after Google purchased the 'startup' idea of 'youtube'  for a few million and turned it into a multiBillion "advertising" industry ...
It still remains some sort of TITLE click bait.

"THE WORST AIRCRAFT CRASH IN HISTORY!!" attracts more 'clicks' and "views" - than 'aircraft expert crash  investigators try to discover why'.

Or - Headlines - "TERRORIST DRIVES INTO SHOPPING CENTRE" .... until one discovers that some elderly daft bloke mistook the accelerator from the brake and broke the window of a hairdressing shop ...

and never let a "commercial" TV station 'reporter' stand too far away from the 'disaster' image which has the 'advertisers' image  somewhere in the background.

"Commercial" TV reporter standing in front of serious multilevel  apartment fire ...

Waffle, waffle ... Cut to
Advertisement for Fire Insurance ..... ????

Crap. Serious emotional manipulation.

** British version of Mike Rowe

bamboo - what's not to love

Um, simply throwing in an idea. Yep, have looked at this remarkable, multi-purpose, fast growing grass.
No, won't give any links - research it yourself.