October, the Eighth Month

What is that crashing sound in the distance?

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27 Responses to October, the Eighth Month

  1. TheChairman says:

    When in Rome… use their calendar. That crashing sound could be many things: housing sales, an Airbus A380, the NFL ‘product’, Puerto Rico’s future, or perhaps Niagara Falls.

  2. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    Sales of Billo Riley’s new book, “Killing Time”.

  3. briand75 says:

    I am hoping for the NFL Product. A crash that is well overdue.

  4. Fred Stiening says:

    Tom Petty may or may not be clinging to life.

    What are your favorite memories? It is hard to forget Talladega – what a heartbreak…

  5. Fred Stiening says:

    AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is going away in December

    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/10/remembering-aol-instant-messenger-my-first-social-network/

    The remnants of AOL are owned by Verizon

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      Thanks for that Fred. Most interesting is that I don’t think I would have known about that if you had not shared it- the real news to me is that in 2017, no one considers this news.

      Particularly striking to me was that there was no mention of Yahoo messenger, it and the remnants of yahoo are also owned by Verizon. Rather than leave it alone, Marissa Mayer made yahoo messenger worse and worse and drove away many/most of its users.

      If Verizon had planned any future for Yahoo messenger, it could have simply announced that AOL messenger logins would now become yahoo messenger logins. Microsoft something similar when they bought Skype – the MSN Chat accounts were migrated to Skype.

      Now if only Verizon would destroy Huffington-(Puffington 😉 ) Post, the liberal media remnant of AOL it owns.

  6. Fred Stiening says:

    Wendy Carlos remembers 9/11

    http://www.wendycarlos.com/aftermath/amath.html#intro

    A very serendipitous encounter indeed.

    Civilization is a fragile jewel imbedded in the shapeless mud. It’s much, much easier to slide or even crash into chaos, to destroy, than to build and painstakingly create. It’s less demanding. An idiot or savage can bring it about, unskilled labor. The Laws of Thermodynamics define the concept of decay and ultimate chaos, and give it its name: Entropy. I’ve often joked: “Entropy gonna get us all.” And too soon, too soon. It’s the probable death of the Universe, all organized molecules and energy dissipating slowly and constantly, until a uniform random grayness without form, content or life remains. But I leave that depressing angst to Alvy Singer in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall.” Our more immediate entropic decays are enough to worry about, enough to fill our plates.

  7. Fred Stiening says:

    Moderately priced restaurants are going out of business in the San Francisco Bay Area

    http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/01/24/whats-behind-the-spate-of-recent-bay-area-restaurant-closures/

    The $14 an hour minimum wage in San Francisco draws away the employees from outside the city

  8. Fred Stiening says:

    Special delivery!

    • countess robini says:

      i know real, over-the-air radio is dying. (fred brought me to this conclusion; i kicked and screamed all the way.)

      but not at our house! here, radio lives!

      what’s inside the package from c crane? since i’m amongst friends, i’ll tell you: the little cc pocket radio. item #ccpkt. $64.99 plus shipping.

      it comes with a belt clip on the back which made it wobble when i laid it down on the nightstand. fred got out a tiny screw driver and undid the itsy-bitsy screws and took it off for me.

      now it’s perfect and i love it.

      • Fred Stiening says:

        Lemon stickers not included

      • CC1s121LrBGT says:

        It is still a good option for all of us in case the power fails and you want to hear what is going on in the world.

        Another option I suggest is a new unlocked Android phone. You can get a new one with quad core cpu for $59.38 on ebay and elsewhere. Others are as cheap as $36.74. They all have WIFI and can access a hotspot you create with your cell phone that may be somewhere else in your home.

  9. Fred Stiening says:

    North Korea may have attempted another nuclear test

  10. Fred Stiening says:

    The homecoming football game for Catawba College vs Wingate is tied 24-24

    • Fred Stiening says:

      Final Score – Wingate 27 Catawba 24 🏈

      • TheChairman says:

        I think my old high school had more students than Catawba…

        • Fred Stiening says:

          That was a conscious choice – my parents and I agreed that I would do better in a private religious school with small classes, not a public University with classes taught in auditoriums by teaching assistants – with so many students that you never knew more than a handful. I probably remembered about half of the people who showed up, although only a few I recognized by sight alone. It was my 40th reunion.

          • TheChairman says:

            Aha … I wondered why you posted the score, figured perhaps one was your alma mater. The comment on the size of the college was not a ‘dig’. Indeed, my first thought was nice small classes of 15-30 people and a talented faculty that actually teaches (multiple) courses. Is it strictly undergraduate?

  11. Fred Stiening says:

    Google is investing $1 billion in Lyft, the competitor to Uber in the ride sharing business

    Yesterday, I was notified that Google Express will deliver from Walmart, but not perishable items

  12. Fred Stiening says:

    I am attempting to ditch the secure https from the web server. If you have saved bookmarks with https:// They may fail to work as intended

  13. Fred Stiening says:

    Todd Schnitt was unable to come to a contract agreement with iHeart Media, the owner of WOR-AM in New York City. He will be leaving and sports guy Len Berman to handle the morning show. Todd got the job after John Gambling “retired” from WOR after the children of the deceased owner sold the radio stations, with WOR sold to Clear Channel.

    Gambling then immediately went to work for Salem’s WNYM, but has since fully retired.

    Todd Schnitt will continue to do his syndicated talk show in the afternoon.

  14. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    A/2017 U1

  15. Fred Stiening says:

    I guess the crash was the October short sellers jumping from Trump Tower

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