Open Thread – Weekend 14 Oct 2023


Idle Hours, William Merritt Chase, 1894

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Rabz
October 15, 2023 10:22 pm

JC – are you ready to be “instructed” by a computer?

Somehow, I doubt it.

MatrixTransform
October 15, 2023 10:22 pm

dearest rosie,

if you have a point please do expound on it

Rabz
October 15, 2023 10:23 pm

And how soon is now, I asks ya … 😕

JC
JC
October 15, 2023 10:25 pm

Rabz
Oct 15, 2023 10:22 PM

JC – are you ready to be “instructed” by a computer?

Somehow, I doubt it.

You mean like GPS, calendar reminders, hogging lanes and the steering wheel begins to shake? Sure I am and so are you.

Rabz
October 15, 2023 10:33 pm

The Iggster – I am, worth a million in prizes, I tells ya …

Here comes Johnny Yen

Again … 🙂

H B Bear
H B Bear
October 15, 2023 10:33 pm

It will be hard for the LNP to capitalise on the NO vote mainly due to Teal subversion.

That was clearly the consensus around the Ultimo water cooler. It reeks of hope rather than analysis as is the sign of a very major major j’ismist. [Chorus]

Rabz
October 15, 2023 10:34 pm

hogging lanes and the steering wheel begins to shake

yeah, no.

One drives naturally.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
October 15, 2023 10:35 pm

Wally Dali Oct 15, 2023 10:12 PM

+200

JC
JC
October 15, 2023 10:37 pm

One drives naturally.

You’d shut down that indicator? Why?

Rabz
October 15, 2023 10:38 pm

JC – my car is gloriously low tech.

That’s why I baulk at selling it.

MatrixTransform
October 15, 2023 10:41 pm

rosie’s point ?

…anybody ?

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
October 15, 2023 10:41 pm

Of course my perfect prescription would need a purge of all the trannies and fatsos and union stooges out of the police force, and a commish that would say “okay boys, you’ve got just one job. Have at it.”

Rabz
October 15, 2023 10:42 pm
JC
JC
October 15, 2023 10:47 pm

Okay, but just assume you bought a new one and it had that indicator. Would you turn it off?

Rabz I’m about 3 k from a freeway turnoff. I swear to God, I turned on the cruise control and did not use the break for about 100K and this is a busy freeway. I limited it to 103 K and the car did everything, such as slowing down and accelerating etc. You know this. It’s pretty incredible. It’s not the car controlling the driver so much, it’s the car doing it all on its own.

Rabz
October 15, 2023 10:56 pm

JC – when I last drove from Sydney to Scamberra, stuck it in sixth from the beginning of the 110km speed limit* with the cruise control on – a finger on the wheel every now and then – it was literally driving itself.

Not a good thang.

On the south coast drive six weeks ago, constant input, shifting up and down, totally in control …

*How f*cking lame is a 110km limit, Cats, i asks ya?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
October 15, 2023 10:56 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jccnkfGSjm0

A different version of “Copperhead Road” with an extra verse.

Rabz
October 15, 2023 10:59 pm
Indolent
Indolent
October 15, 2023 11:06 pm
JC
JC
October 15, 2023 11:09 pm

*How f*cking lame is a 110km limit, Cats, i asks ya?

Not as lame as 100 K.

Okay, so you used cruise control on a not so busy road. I’m saying that modern cruise on most models ( I assume) have the feature that I was describing. So, back to the original. Who is in control, cruise control? (pun intended) The point I’m trying to make is that our lives are now replete with technology and it’s heading in one direction. Your smart phone has become part of your person now. It’s not so much that tech controls us, but that we use it for ease. We’re the boss.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
October 16, 2023 1:10 am

Great article by Janet A in the Oz. About the No campaign.

Plus Leak has PM as an Uber driver asking for a review.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 16, 2023 3:27 am

Heading down the west coast of Greece now, after a visit to Olympia (the town not the peak, which is up north). We’d driven there by ourselves seven years ago but this time decided to take the virtual reality tablet tour (not drugs, just an ipad). Felt we should do something, not just relax on the ship. A mistake. They trundled us around the site in the afternoon heat and these things were fairly useless, old, poorly programmed and almost unnavigable, especially in sunlight. They looked about the same vintage that we’d eschewed taking last time; I’d thought they might add something new but they didn’t. The site of the ancient Olympics was still worth revisiting though.

Lizzie’s travel tip for Kittehs – always wear only sox and sneakers on all tours. Even sandals get grit in them and can be difficult. One poor girl today had chosen to wear medium high heels in a strappy sandal, and not solid heels but quite pencil-thin spikey ones that got caught in grills going over a stream and were hopeless on rocky pathways. She bravely soldiered on but you could see her feet were swelling.

I learned the hard way twenty years ago on Santorini when I took a tour of the flat central volcanic core in the middle of the caldera, wearing thongs. Hairy was at a conference in Germany leaving me there on my own without his good sense as a guide. We will be in Santorini again soon, hope this time to pick up a tour of Akrotiri, the pre-Mycenean site which was still being excavated when I was there last.

Robert Sewell
October 16, 2023 11:16 am

Cassie:

You see, it’s the Palestinians who steal from us, and they’re trying to rob us of our identity, of our victimhood. You couldn’t make this shit up. This is the story of Jewish history, even when we are the victims, even when we’re butchered, slaughtered, raped, we are erased by the Palestinian fiction that it isn’t the Jews who are the victims, it’s the Palestinians.
I’m f*cking sick of it..

The massacre of the Jews wasn’t even 48 hours old before the Left and the Gazans were shrieking about their Palestinian ‘victimhood’.

Robert Sewell
October 16, 2023 11:31 am

Zatara

Oct 15, 2023 7:42 PM
Renewable Energy Sector Toppling as Investors Pull out Billions

“It looks like a green energy bloodbath.”

It had to happen sooner or later.
Two things I’d like to see happen:
All the money that went to the scammers is now pulled back – government knows where it went, and if it went to other governments, they can get it back from the people they gave it to.
Secondly, what are they going to do with the solar panels and ecocrucifixes?
I have no idea what they can do with the panels, but the tens of thousands of windmills can be pulled down and used to line the tunnels at the Snowy 2 project with impellers to generate electricity – or something similar, perhaps a dam with a channel and the shafts being turned by the water flow.
Or just scrap the bloody things. I don’t care.
Whatever the governments do I want the bastards who have propagandised and terrorised a generation of children punished.
Heads on Pikes would be a good embellishment to Hyde Park.

Robert Sewell
October 16, 2023 11:50 am

Cassie of Sydney

Oct 15, 2023 8:13 PM
Jews are slaughtered in their beds but we Jews can’t even assemble down at the Opera House to watch the building be painted in the colours of the Israeli flag. Oh no, the Palliie Nazis put a stop to that, and they celebrated by screaming out “gas the Jews”.
But you see, they’re in charge now, much of the West has submitted.

Cassie, a slight correction here – “Much of our political caste have submitted”.
The Political Caste are actively undermining their citizens while allowing the enemy to arm themselves.
So what do we do when the Iranians are able to manufacture nuclear weapons?

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