kek.gg

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:44:04 GMT  <== Computers ==> 

https://kek.gg is a new (to me) image hosting site. They allow 5 megabyte uploads, and have a dirt-simple interface, with only one page, the home page, apparent. I discovered them via a Gab post that used them for its attached image, as I have done for the image below of the home page.

They appear to be hosted by Amazon and cached/distributed by Amazon CloudFront.

Registrant information is "WhoIsGuard Protected", so I don't know who owns them.

The .gg top-level domain is for the Balliwick of Guernsey, which apparently sells domains. Gandi.net, the registrar for kek.gg, charges $75/year for a .gg domain. Simple .com domains go for less than $10/year.

Cool.

https://infogalactic.com/info/Guernsey
https://www.gandi.net/domain/gg/info
https://www.gandi.net/domain/price/detail/gg/

kek.gg
https://kek.gg/i/7mzw8g

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:16:29 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"If some power, authority, or responsibility claimed by a government does not appear explicitly in the Constitutions text, the claim is invalid." -- James Madison's preferred Ninth Amendment wording, translated to modern English by Francis W. Porretto

http://bastionofliberty.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-ninth-amendment-some-thoughts.html

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Elm Digital Ocean Interface

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:00:10 GMT  <== Computers ==> 

The "Science" Trap

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:53:23 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Francis W. Porretto's screed today is about the extreme danger of state-funded "science":

Allow me to be maximally plain about the matter:

Government science is NOT LEGITIMATE SCIENCE.

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Put Your Malignant Diagnosis Where the Sun Don't Shine

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:06:59 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

A friend of mine informed me that John D. Gartner, "a practicing psychotherapist who taught psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School," has branded Donald J. Trump with "malignant narcissism."

This Google search finds many echoes of this story, but it appears that Susan Milligan's article, Temperament Tantrum, in the January 27 edition of The Report, by US News, is the seminal story. It Is Time to Say It: Trump Is Mentally Ill, by Jeff Jarvis on Medium, is also popular.

It's telling that Gartner himself says that he's violated the "Goldwater Rule," part of the ethics code of his profession, but then excuses himself because this is so important. To me, that admission invalidates everything else he says.

Not that I like Mr. Trump. He's crude. But is he actually dangerous to the country? I don't know. I consider any government to be a danger to the world, so I'm not the one to ask.

I think it's EXTREMELY dangerous to use the opinions of psychologists to control people. I don't consider psychology to be an actual science. Experiments aren't repeatable, and it matters hugely who does them, what they're looking for, and which model of psychology they believe in. There's no way to separate experimenter from experiment. This is also true of particle physics, but less so. Much less.

Psychologists can help people, but only if they want help, and ask for it, and work hard on it, for a long time (cue lightbulb joke). Psychologists should have no input into public policy (not that there should be such a thing as public policy, but that's a deeper issue).

Taxation is extortion, a heinous crime. End it.


Lightbulb joke: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a lightbulb? Only one, but it takes a long time, and the lightbulb has to really want to change.

[This short essay is also posted on Medium]

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Hillary's New TV Show

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:46:34 GMT  <== Humor ==>   <== Politics ==> 

Will Hillary Clinton's new TV show be called "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"?

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:17:42 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"I used to remember everything, whether it happened or not; now I am growing old, and soon I shall remember only the latter." -- Mark Twain

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:14:37 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"Let the record show that I did not consent to be governed. I did not consent to any constitution. I did not consent to any president. I did not consent to any law. I did not consent to the police. Nor any tax. Nor any prohibition of anything. Nor any regulation or licensing of any kind. I will not knowingly initiate force, but other than that, I am sovereign." -- Bill St. Clair

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Kakuro Dojo on Android

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:50:59 GMT  <== Computers ==>   <== Entertainment ==> 

My Kakuro puzzle game, Kakuro Dojo, is now available from the Google Play Store. You may now play on iPhone, iPad, iPad Touch, Android phones and tablets, and a web browser on any device.

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play

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Kakuro Jones

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:53:28 GMT  <== Entertainment ==> 

I created my Kakuro game for two reasons:

  • I like playing Kakuro, and didn't like the existing apps.
  • I fell in love with Elm

You might say, I've got a Kakuro Jones. With apologies to (and appreciation of) Cheech and Chong (link is to prelude to and the song, "Basketball Jones", on YouTube):

Bill, how come you're such a good Kakuro player?

How come I'm such a good Kakuro player? Well that's simple. I've got a Kakuro Jones.

A Kakuro Jones? What's a Kakuro Jones?

What's a Kakuro Jones? Well that's simple. A Kakuro Jones is when you love Kakuro so much that you are like a junky.

Kakuro Jones.
I got a Kakuro Jones.
I got a Kakuro Jones,
Oh baby, ooh, ooh, oooooh.

Which brings to mind the 1973 Cheech and Chong album, "Los Cochinos", which I listened to at my high school buddy Tom's house. The "Basketball Jones" song featured a bunch of famous musicians of the time. Image below. Click on it to get a big (1930x970, 401K) image of the front and back of the album.

Basketball Jones credits

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