BenTrem tweeted on 2011-02-10

  • @google – Over a minute of "Sending/Still working" … the end result is multiple copies sent. F'n #yuppies brain-damaged by wealth. #crap #
  • Passive aggressives (read: #yuppies are bullies who use plausible deniability as a shield. Aim: to drive others off, like any other bully. #
  • Hypothesis: After a lifetime of coerce / compel / convince individuals are incapable of autonomous thought. Oh-woops, fits the data. #borg #
  • #SocialPathology – If RCMP Commissioner is such a screwed up monster, then by what means did he climb the ladder? #yuppies #
  • "Have some steak!" "Have more steak!" "Have more steak!" "Have more steak!" "Have more steak!" "Have more steak!" "Have more!" *geesch!* #
  • Let's have another video conference! Let's have another Camp! Let's have another series of workshops! Wow, we solved all the problems! *not* #
  • My project started in the summer of 1976, when I saw how my series of community workshops did squat. Guess what: I didn't just do it again. #
  • I refused the red carpet in '73. Go ahead, shun me again. Maybe I'll fold and do things your way. You think? #BrainDamage #oligarchs #matrix #
  • #BreakingNews – "Pragmatic humanitarians" decide that "changing the system from within" is the way to go. #opportunists #oligarchs #yuppies #
  • Paul Collier's "Civil Society; Ecology and Development" > http://bit.ly/crY6Ts < #
  • FaceBook – I see that Tim OReilly and Micah Sifry and Howard Rheingold and I have a dozen or so friends in common: shall I be snubbed again? #
  • "There Goes the Neighborhood" > http://bit.ly/gmb3dM < (cartoon) "Institute for Policy Studies" on FB > http://bit.ly/eStVvz < #
  • @mndoci Ooh yum! (My first purchase … yes, I built … was 2.5 octave monophonic Korg in '74.) in reply to mndoci #
  • Attitude? Simple: society is a work in progress. If you're just along for the ride, then you'll help whoever's steering. #oligarchs #matrix #
  • @mndoci Oooooh … /me thinks back to 3 day session in Holiday Inn … know what? I think so! But heh square, sawtooth, sine … :-) in reply to mndoci #
  • @mndoci Found it! 700S > http://bit.ly/3DCYqa < Their timeline's fabulous! http://www.vintagesynth.com/timeline/ < in reply to mndoci #
  • @mndoci Holy crap the video on the page. Some folk are brill. Not me. heh in reply to mndoci #
  • I talk to a prof. He creates a course. I talk to another prof. He creates a website. Another prof. I get a research grant. You? Nuthin'. #
  • @mndoci *phwoosh* Right over my head. *G* The last axe I lusted for was DX-7. 21yrs ago *grin* p.s. part of my cave: http://bit.ly/a4Wq0X < in reply to mndoci #
  • @mndoci Started listening to "electronica" (such as it was) in '68. As a wee kid, Dave Brubeck. Most recent? ('98) ModPlug (Player's busted) in reply to mndoci #
  • @mndoci If you care to, I have some rejigged tracks stashed in http://bit.ly/hqui6P … they have "drum" in them … an unfinished project. in reply to mndoci #
  • @mndoci cheers! Do you have master tracks? I'd /love/ to get into engineering again. (I used ModPlug to re-master.) in reply to mndoci #
  • @mndoci heehee from "Eternity" I'd say you and I share an aesthetic. p.s. I /very nearly/ became a shakuhachi player in my Zen days. !j/k in reply to mndoci #
  • #vista – My toolbar folder disappeared. If I create a new folder named "toolbar" it asks me if I want to replace it. But I can't find it! #
  • @mndoci I'm liking your textures, but (as you might tell) I have a diff sense of pace/development. heh I think Beethoven is in my brain. :-) in reply to mndoci #
  • @mndoci FWIW http://bit.ly/e5WnO8 is the one I laboured on most. It started at around 3:30. in reply to mndoci #
  • @mndoci back-story: our tight group exploded when the main man (genius) flipped out paranoid. junkie. horse. true tragedy. in reply to mndoci #
  • "Ordinary Appreciation" "Radical acceptance is simple appreciation – no picking, no choosing." > http://bit.ly/fOKKTT < #zen #
  • @furrier @chrisj_moore FYI: "In Memoriam: Ken Olsen, DEC & the Horizontal Revolution" > http://bit.ly/dEWA2R < via @om #
  • "How to Recognize and Praise Remote Team Members" > http://bit.ly/dV8SHn < Now how about those who only bat once and hit a home-run? #
  • May I? Your naivete is as voluntary and optional as it is selective. Oligarchs (i.e. psychopaths) rely on bullies to distract you. Pretext. #
  • @USEmbPretoria You blow me away, time and time again. But I put it into context: I knew a guy in NSA who was nice. ;-p in reply to USEmbPretoria #
  • Q: was it said that "information is the new oil"? Or "information is the new tar sands"? The latter is sadly, sadly ignorant. #StrataConf #
  • @USEmbPretoria *evuhl seductive grin* FWIW I checked to see "Verified Account" b4 tweeting. X-SigInt here. keep on keepin' on! ^5 in reply to USEmbPretoria #
  • @USEmbPretoria p.s. /me tries to be "nice". I turned down secondment to diplomatic. We'd just tumbled Allende. My nose is still out of joint in reply to USEmbPretoria #
  • @mndoci *blink* *snort* Ummmmm … if I may … there's a short-cut, easier than Vajrayana. Promise not to tell? K … 42. There. *snort* in reply to mndoci #
  • @nicholaspatten Off? *blink* Uhhhh *blink* what's the up-side of Off?! *blink* in reply to nicholaspatten #
  • @mindoca Broke both my feet. Traction before casts. *Om Mane Padme Hum* huh huh … in reply to mindoca #
  • @trib /me doesn't envy clehvur kidz /me doesn't envy clehvur kidz /me doesn't envy clehvur kidz … in reply to trib #
  • @igrigorik You know what that sorta sanity gets you. ;p in reply to igrigorik #
  • @GreatDismal Did you know that they're using that tech to create organs? And no, not the musical type. I shiet you not. in reply to GreatDismal #
  • @NicholasGruen _Yo quiero te representarle_ @dahowlett in reply to NicholasGruen #
  • Anyone know who's manning @EgyTweets? The huge string of tweets is just too much. #
  • @politismart Too fearful and weak? My, you sure know how to open discourse. *Not!* p.s. google.ca as your home URL? Whatcha hiding? in reply to politismart #
  • Oh goodie, meditation as medical treatment becomes "embracing the moment". *sigh* #
  • @igrigorik I've spent most of my working life there. Tech_docs is excuse to get back-stage. Hence my fixation on process. Stay strong! :-) in reply to igrigorik #
  • @igrigorik Case in point: I screw up my GoogleDocs spreadsheet. ReOpen. SNAFU was saved. Import CSV I dutifully save. *FAIL* WTF/FFS! in reply to igrigorik #
  • @igrigorik A variation on 80/20: 80% of users (inevitably satisfied) use / test/ stress 20% of the functionality. in reply to igrigorik #
  • @igrigorik p.s. as an uber-power user of WP5 (MIL-SPEC tech_docs) I often phoned the shop. They were delighted to meet someone who cared. :) in reply to igrigorik #
  • @igrigorik woops, forgot my point! You get branded shit disturber. see Jerzy Kozinsky's novel "The Painted Bird". !j/k in reply to igrigorik #
  • A personal 1st: listening to a certain Buddhist teacher, my eyes glazed over. (How many teachings have I attended, 100+?) *sigh* Mangalam! #
  • Overheard: "I had to test a PC once and had no idea what it did!" *blink* Then why were /you/ testing it?! #yuppies #
  • @SashaKane A revolutionary I followed put it this way, "50,000 people and Beethoven. Nothing more is required." in reply to SashaKane #
  • @pkedrosky Poor shit. He drank the koolaid. in reply to pkedrosky #
  • @IdeasCulture Different drummer. Anybody who /choses/ to be different is just playing with contrivance. IMNSHO. If I read you right. in reply to IdeasCulture #
  • @NealRauhauser heh … give'em hell! :-) in reply to NealRauhauser #
  • @NealRauhauser Gadd, you'd think they'd know better. URL? in reply to NealRauhauser #
  • @NealRauhauser Some sort of bait&switch? Different offices working off different spreadsheets? Gawd, maybe systematic; class action suit? in reply to NealRauhauser #
  • @McPheeComedy You know @danieltosh? I just realized: one of your shorts might fit on Daniels' head. No no no, I mean on tosh.o, yaa, that. #
  • @ozmissinglink *tap tap tap* Anyone home? #
  • Bill Gates on Charlie Rose. 1st instinct: continue with @nicholasgruen's "2010 Right to Information Day Forum" > http://bit.ly/g5cFg1 < #
  • 2nd instinct: gag. 3rd: STFU and listen to the man. #
  • Q: what's the pin on Bill Gates' lapel? #
  • I don't think just "look at the money you waste!" I think "Look how you warped yourself to get where you are, for precious little." #
  • "Do It With Others; Design Criticism and the Creative Process" > http://bit.ly/gfEf6Q < (AListApart.com) #
  • What makes people dumb? Chick says, "That little fire thing" … in reference to the geezly huge gas blaster in a hot air balloon. *blink* #
  • "Buddhist Economics? Raj Patel Suggests a New Way to Define Value" > http://bit.ly/hsMtx5 < (DailyFinance.com) #
  • "In These Times Needs" ou – "Keep the Voice of Labor Alive!" > http://bit.ly/O8DFw < #politics #
  • @JohnFMoore Could do an invited Twitters thing w/this sorta material. e.g. @NicholasGruen. Too bad I haven't yet rolled out "Gnodal"! ;) in reply to JohnFMoore #
  • Visual cortex computes such as distance to the front edge of the step ahead/above your foot in real time. Get outta here … can't be done. #
  • @Nextgov Gimme a Vibroplex bug ("side-winder"), I'll manage 35WPM. And I was pro. in reply to Nextgov #
  • @Nextgov p.s. the guy has a good fist, but not nearly a speed machine … prolly 30WPM or so. Some freaks manage 45 (usable) and faster. in reply to Nextgov #
  • Key (pun!) to learning morse code (CW) is to start with shortest first. E and T ( _ and . ) Then extend … M and N, I and A ( __ _. .. ._ ) #
  • #Egypt – Protesters strategize; new tactic: control key streets in Cairo. Oligarchs are considering martial law. (Hurry, but don't rush!) #
  • Keep in mind: /we/ built what we have. Don't buy in to the oligarchs' brain-poison; capitalists are not heros. #Egypt #democracy #
  • Oligarchs conspire to keep unemployment at least ~~8%. They want wealth and stability?? Then give us #RuleOfLaw and #SocialJustice #Egypt #
  • Typical loss to Sri Lankan small business from flooding: 20 months profit. Betcha #oligarchs will move in and tighten the noose. #
  • Q: what's ROI on luxury goods compared to daily needs of normal folk? Don't f'n talk to me about capitalism as "rational markets". #
  • @rachelsterne In a #GlobalGulag world friction in such as filing taxes would be minimal. It demonstrates _not much at all_. w/respect in reply to rachelsterne #
  • @firefox – Responsiveness reminds me of NS 2.X under Win3.1 … bogs my whole works-space. When it doesn't crash. I'm truly sorry. #
  • @NicholasGruen http://paper.li … cuz it's a Good Thing to Do. :-) #
  • Over past 6yrs I've watched many (such as HuffPost and NYTimes) come within a whisker of the nut. In other words: 6yrs of advantage lost. #
  • @DiggsWayne True. But not news. ('76 I nailed this.) Q: since we're an "innovation economy", from whence the need to ignore actualities? in reply to DiggsWayne #
  • @DiggsWayne "Nothing arises without a cause". It isn't random. We aren't being colonized by aliens. Think etiology. #RuthlessRationalism in reply to DiggsWayne #
  • @ChrisSaad Tell Shel to fix the echo.com link, would you? He'd ignore that from me. I only spot things / fix. Tech_docs = nigger. in reply to ChrisSaad #
  • @firefox For the first time in 16yrs I won't be running NS/Mozilla. FF3 crashed. Again. And restore didn't arise. Again. I was happy w/FF2. #
  • @echoenabled – Your commenting demo … *blink* As for admin functions; you get a login form to enter the data? I don't. C'mon … #
  • @thubten The noice might be considered a mmmm cognitive speed-bump: folk identity to the sound of espresso being made. Dunno. Mebbe. in reply to thubten #
  • What recommends 80/20? Cash flow. Who does 80/20 ham-string? Innovators and power-users. I find your values noxious. Toxic. #
  • "Internet role in #Egypt #039;s protests" > http://bit.ly/dQN9hG < (BBC.co.uk) via @JamalDajani and @acarvin #
  • Kirkuk street-bombers target first responders / emergency services. Pretty sick. #
  • Does novelty challenge our biases / extend our preference for the familiar? I betcha not. #CogPsych #AttentionEconomy #
  • @google – Sure wish you'd shown interest in my framework for decision support using discourse about policy issues. #Egypt #
  • "You have not pleased us; you have not conformed to our methods. You have nothing to offer. #oligarchs #innovation #AttentionEconomy #
  • @ChrisSaad Actually it's 2 things: text was echo.com (incorrect) and URL was aboutecho.co (typo). in reply to ChrisSaad #
  • @DiggsWayne Diabetes and obesity are problems. True. So they are "a problem now". But not "now" as in emergent. Not new. Chickens roosting. in reply to DiggsWayne #
  • @DiggsWayne Tacking laterally: #AttentionEconomy is a sure and certain way to make the least of our new information services. #partiality in reply to DiggsWayne #
  • "Because you've shown yourself self-destructively neurotic we will now facilitate your creation of self-validating Daily Me. Make me rich!" #
  • Fulfillment of the bourgeois revolution (i.e. comprehensive rule of law / civil rights) won't just show faults/failings of oligarchs! #
  • @twitter – I've set my location 5 times in 3 days. What's the problem here? #
  • Republican Chris Lee resigns over "Craigslist scandal". NB: GOP ideology is about fiction and fantasy, not actuality. Reagan, for example. #
  • @PaintsNature … but … but … why ever would you change your avatar?! :-( in reply to PaintsNature #
  • South Sudan should be on the map in July. History! #
  • 50yrs ago today Beatles played in the Cavern Club, Liverpool. #

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About Bernard (ben) Tremblay

CMC since '72; compulsively tech_docs
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