Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Patents and rants.

The color brown is a trademark UPS.  Seeds are been patented; mind you the food is in greater quanity, for less nutrition and no taste - but greater quanity didn't stop price rises.  The wars been on for years, and it's all about patents and such.  Early in December Motorola got a ban on iPhone and iPad sales in Europe (motorola-secures-europe-wide-sales-ban-on-iphone-ipad).  Now Apple has secured a ban on HTC Android phone sales in the US (apple-gets-us-ban-on-htc-android-phones-sales-for-now).  Not sure what I'm saying, but who's working on patenting air, and are they going to go to court against the patent holders of oxygen and nitrogen.  Benyilin came out with new cough syrup, well new tag line and packaging anyway, the identical medication, same size in old box was $7.00 less.  At least the ice cream guys are being ecological, putting 1.89 L of product in the 2 L containers they no doubt still have several million of.  And Shaw says "what does 100 MB/s mean to you?" - fine print "up to" - up to = about 10 MB/s.  In Canada we also get the 3 year cell contracts, of course for phones the manufacturers expect us to replace at least every other year.  Why do the buy right out cell phones not go on sale;  all the box stores have agreements with carriers.  Agreement here, agreement there, patent this patent that, it all just cost the consumer.  And why are the banks trying to go all electronic when major breaches are endless; some eletronic yes, but there not ready to look after our money as we've already seen.
Blah blah blah, hope that's not patented by Ke$ha, her name is probably patented?!? ;D
Have a great day and Merry Christmas to all celebraters, happy holidays to the rest.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Android & Unwanted Apps/App Updates with heightened permissions

Preinstalled updates such as Netflix's and Facebook are requesting updates with significant changes in premissions. I don't use these and am not going to give access that isn't necessary for the apps anyway; alot of data mining going on. There NEEDS to be a way to ignore updates from built in apps. Really, does Netflix's need to read my personal contact data, I think not. Internet access sure, but some of the permissions apps are asking for nowadays, especially olds ones getting updated, are above and beyond need. If Google can't contol this, savvy users are going to move to other platforms. If Google is never going to have a block update option, let us know and we can all root our devices and send our anger towards the manufactuers loading up crap-ware on our devices. Very frustrating :(

Sunday, October 9, 2011

An Irish man went to confession ......... (more WEB humour)

An Irish man went to confession in St. Patrick Catholic Church. 'Father', he confessed, 'it has been one month since my last confession. I had sex with Nookie Green twice last month.'
The priest told the sinner, 'You are forgiven. Go out and say three Hail Mary's.'
Soon thereafter, another Irish man entered the confessional. 'Father, it has been two months since my last confession. I've had sex with Nookie Green twice a week for the past two months.'
This time, the priest questioned, 'Who is this Nookie Green?'
'A new woman in the neighborhood,' the sinner replied.
'Very well,' sighed the priest. Go and say ten Hail Mary's.
At mass that Sunday morning, as the priest prepared to deliver the sermon, a tall, voluptuous, drop-dead gorgeous redheaded woman entered the sanctuary. The eyes of every man in the church fell upon her as she slowly sashayed up the aisle and sat down right in front of the priest. Her dress was green and very short, and she wore matching, shiny emerald-green shoes.
The priest and the altar boy gasped as the woman in the green dress and matching green shoes sat with her legs spread slightly apart, but just enough to realize she wasn't wearing any underwear.
The priest turned to the altar boy and whispered, 'Is that Nookie Green?'
The bug-eyed altar boy couldn't believe his ears but managed to calmly reply, 'No Father, I think it's just a reflection from her shoes'...........

Friday, September 23, 2011

Little Johnny Joke

Over the X-mas holidays Little Johnny went to visit his Grandparents while Mom & Dad got some much needed rest.
Everything was going well until one day when the snow turned into a blizzard. Little Johnny was kept in and started to get into trouble, so his Grandma decided he should help her bake some cookies. Pandering to his sweet-tooth, he agreed and for a while things were peaceful.
Always curious, Little Johnny asked, "Gramma, how old are you?"
She looked at him and replied, "We don't talk about things like that Johnny," and went back to rolling out the dough.
A few minutes later Little Johnny asked, "Gramma, how much do you weigh?"
She stopped cutting out cookie blanks and in an almost harsh tone said, "Now Johnny, I told you that we don't talk about things like that."
Disappointed Johnny waited until they put the first cookie sheet into the over and then asked, "Gramma, why does Gran-pa sleep on the couch every night?"
In an almost scolding tone she snapped, "Johnny, we REALLY don't talk about that."
Little Johnny went into the living room where his Grandpa was watching TV, crawled up in his lap and said, "Gran-pa, Gramma won't tell me nuttin'."
"What won't she tell you Johnny?"
"I ask'd her how old she was, and how much she weighed, and why you sleep on the couch?" replied his favorite Grandson.
Thinking about it while they watched TV together, the older man told him, "Johnny, over there on the table is your Grandmother's purse. In the side pocket is her Driver's License and that will tell you everything you need to know." Johnny jumped down, ran over to the purse and got out the plastic card. It took him a few minutes but he read every word. All excited now, he ran back into the kitchen where his Grandmother was pulling the first batch of cookies out of the oven. Jumping up and down with excitement he exclaimed, "Gramma, Gramma, it says right here that you're 68 years old, an' you weigh 240 pounds and it also says right here why Gran-pa sleeps on the couch!"
Shocked, she just looked at her Grandson as he proudly told her, "Yea Gramma, it say right here that you got an "F" in sex.
ALSO: Check out the new animated - Little Johnny: The Movie (2011) - pretty hilarious those Aussie's are!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Found on the WEB - LOL

The Newfies have solved their own fuel problems
They imported 50 million tonnes of sand from the Arabs and they're going to drill for their own oil.


Me buddy’s missus left him last Thursday, she said she was going out for a pint of milk and never came back!
I asked him how he was coping and he said,
"Not bad, I've been using that powdered stuff."


Newfoundlanders find a mirror in the road. The first one picks it up and says, "Lard Jasus, I knows this face but I can't put a name to it."
The second picks it up and says, "You stupid bastard, it's me!"