Monday, December 31, 2018

Codex -- YouTube video channel on video game cheat codes...

Codex is a video series that demonstrates the effects of cheat codes in classic video games, while discussing their origin, and their impact on the culture of gaming. There are currently only five videos, but four of them were interesting even though your old school computer gamer ant already knew many of the facts.

The New Year's Eve song, explained

Vox has an interesting 6.5 minutes YouTube video titled "The New Year's Eve song, explained": "The US associates 'Auld Lang Syne' with the New Year, but not everyone does...

After the ball drops in Times Square on New Year's Eve, the crowd cheers, couples kiss, confetti flies and the song you hear is "Auld Lang Syne." For Americans this song is associated with another year passing, but it means something else entirely in other cultures. Since the Scottish poet Robert Burns first published the words to the song in the 18th century, the melody has been adapted as a soccer ballad in the Netherlands, a graduation song in Japan, and more.

This video explains how an obscure Scottish folk tune took on new life around the world and how Guy Lombardo solidified it as the sound the US hears at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve..."

Also, happy new year!

"So where do you see yourself in two years?"

"I don't know, I don't have 2020 vision". From Walter's Dilbert comic strip comment. Your unemployed overlord should had used this answer like in his job interviews. :P

Sunday, December 30, 2018

"How Old Is She?!"

VideoSift's C-note shared a funny almost 3.5 minutes Asian YouTube video titled "How Old Is She?!" Humans still stink your old fart insect is like a teen(ager). :P

Saturday, December 29, 2018

"Star Schtick" from Wayne & Shuster Show

This 32 minutes and 12 seconds funny and silly YouTube playlist shows "Star Schtick" from Canada's Wayne and Shuster Show. It made fun of the original Star Trek series.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Magician's Got Talent - YouTube Channel

Magician's Got Talent is a dedicated YouTube channel "... all auditions and performances from Magician's and Illustionist's from around the world!" for Got Talent TV/tel(evision/ly) reality shows. Some are awesome, funny, scary, crazy, etc.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Season's Greetings/Merry Christmas!

From https://www.americangreetings.com/detail/paper-cards/seasons-greetings/peace-greeting-card---christmas-happy-holidays-happy-new-year-hanukkah/pn/prod3459.































And joy in every day of your holiday season. Warmest wishes to you! Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and New Year! <|:)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Things Asian Parents Do!

Fung Bros. has a YouTube playlist showing hilarious video parodies of "Things Asian Parents Do Series"! It's pretty accurate like yesterday. ^-^

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A slammy week, hump day, and a Die Hard poll!

A crazy slammy week so far especially today for this ant and the colony outings (almost three weeks for this hermit ant going farther than about 1,133 ft./345 m/.214 mi. radius since Thanksgiving 2018 day -- a new life record?), a couple appointments, tedious shopping, etc. More to come again later on this and next weeks and still unemployed (soon to be hitting a couple years on CATurday). :(

Also, a Die Hard (this ant should rewatch it since its uhh LaserDisc days?) + (Christ/X)mas poll below:

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Pittsburgh driver's test -- A funny joke...

"Pittsburgh driver's test

(5) Your car's horn is a vital piece of safety equipment.  How often should you test it?

    (a) once a year.
    (b) once a month.
    (c) once a day.
    (d) once an hour.

The correct answer is (d). You should test your car's horn at least once every hour, and more often at night or in residential neighborhoods."


From DSLReports.com's random fortune.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Muffins!

Cartel's DSLReports' post shared an amusing and sad captcha image showing muffins. Uh, wait...

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Privacy, Anonymity, and Individuality The Final Battle Begins HQ - HOPE XI 2016

Therube mentioned a very long YouTube talk presentation video showing "Privacy, Anonymity, and Individuality The Final Battle Begins HQ - HOPE XI 2016 -- (175 mins) Steven Rambam -- First came the assault on privacy. Name, address, telephone, DOB, SSN, physical description, friends, family, likes, dislikes, habits, hobbies, beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, finances, every granular detail of a person's life, all logged, indexed, analyzed and cross-referenced. Then came the gathering of location and communication data. Cell phones, apps, metro cards, license plate readers and toll tags, credit card use, IP addresses and authenticated logins, tower info, router proximity, networked 'things' everywhere reporting on activity and location, astoundingly accurate facial recognition mated with analytics and 'gigapixel' cameras and, worst of all, mindlessly self-contributed posts, tweets, and 'check-ins,' all constantly reporting a subject's location 24-7-365, to such a degree of accuracy that 'predictive profiling' knows where you will likely be next Thursday afternoon. Today we are experiencing constant efforts to shred anonymity. Forensic linguistics, browser fingerprinting, lifestyle and behavior analysis, metadata of all types, HTML5, IPv6, and daily emerging "advances" in surveillance technologies - some seemingly science fiction but real - are combining to make constant, mobile identification and absolute loss of anonymity inevitable. And, now, predictably, the final efforts to homogenize: the 'siloing' and Balkanization of the Internet. As Internet use becomes more and more self-restricted to a few large providers, as users increasingly never leave the single ecosystem of a Facebook or a Google, as the massive firehose of information on the Internet is 'curated' and 'managed' by persons who believe that they know best what news and opinions you should have available to read, see, and believe, the bias of a few will eventually determine what you believe. What is propaganda? What is truth? You simply won't know. In a tradition dating back to the first HOPE conference, for three full hours Steven Rambam will detail the latest trends in privacy invasion and will demonstrate cutting-edge anonymity-shredding surveillance technologies. Drones will fly, a 'privacy victim' will undergo digital proctology, a Q&A period will be provided, and fun will be had by all." Scary and interesting. What else has changed and improved since then? Yikes. :(

Blog #2...

It is sure cold, wet, and busier after the quiet Thanksgiving 2018 week and before it even if this insect is still unemployed for almost a couple years (in six/6 days). Also, this ant had been sleeping and waking up too late! :(

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Weekly frequently updated funny YouTube video playlists that your overlord checks each Tuesday...

True Facts -- "True Facts About Everything. Science. And Science."

Epic NPC Man makes fun of role playing games (RPGs).

Honest Trailers -- "Trailers that tell you the TRUTH about your favorite movies and TV shows: Honest Trailers. These are the hilarious trailers the producers don't want you to see..."

Limited snail mails for Americans, tomorrow (12/5/2018).

United States Postal Service (USPS) (#1 and #2 (seen on Reddit)) will be mostly closed tomorrow declared by the current President Donald J(ohn) Trump to mourn President George Herbert Walker (H.W.) Bush who passed away at the age of 94 years old.

Monday, December 3, 2018

MonkeyUser's Comic Strip on Information Technology (IT)

MonkeyUser has funny comic strips with "... an effort of two inappropriate developers trying to make others laugh. MonkeyUser was created out of a desire to bring joy to people working in IT by making life a little less boring, but mostly because it’s a lot of fun..." Thanks to Mousey who shared this web site many weeks ago.

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