TV: Sticks And Stones

How do you deal with your life falling apart?

Thomas Benson (pictured) is the leader of a team of four who do corporate real estate deals.

He’s the kind of person who reads a book like this:

An important presentation to a potential big client goes awry and that starts a systematic collapse of his life.

But what’s really going on? Is he imagining what he’s experiencing or are people seriously out to sabotage him?

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December 19, 2019 Winterim

Previously here:

The Winterim

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Alt-Wheels Briefly #28


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Onyx Boox Tweets

Never, ever buy anything without deep research first!

This is not welcome news:


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Onyx Boox Or Boyue Likebook?

I’ve become increasingly wooed by the Onyx Boox eReaders.

There is no contest between the software of the Boox and Likebook. Boox wins.

The problem I have with Boox is the lack of card slot.

Onyx shows this can be mitigated via USB OTG:

Attatch All Tools to Your Device

But that’s just not the same — or as sleek — as having everything on a built-in card. It’s the same frustration as using an iPad Mini.

Onyx, however, keeps pushing the limits when it comes to their software. It looks very tasty:

The New Features of Firmware 2.2.2 (full version)

Details: BOOX Firmware 2.2.2 Changelog

Previously here:

Likebook: Adding A Dictionary, Screen Capture Hack
New Likebook Ares Note Promo Video
Likebook Ares Note Color Screensnaps
Likebook Ares Note: First Owner Video
Second Video Of Likebook Ares Note
First Review Of The Likebook Ares
Likebook Ares Note: The Likebook Mars Update We’ve Wanted
Likebook Mars: eBook Reading UI Breakthrough?
Video: Likebook Mars Playing Video
Video: Interesting Review of Likebook Mars
Likebook Mars Via Amazon: What?
Video: Likebook Mars Versus Likebook Muses
Likebook Muses: An Upgraded Likebook Mars
Likebook Mars Firmware Update
Google Books PDF On The Likebook Mars, Part Two
Google Books PDF On The Likebook Mars
Boyue Likebook Mars: An “eInk iPad Mini”

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Alt-Wheels Briefly #27

Learn from Singapore. Buying the cheapest Alt-Wheels is no bargain. It’s a potential firebomb.

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R.I.P. Actor Danny Aiello

Danny Aiello, ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ‘Moonstruck’ Actor, Dies at 86

Aiello went to work for Budd Friedman as a bouncer and an occasional emcee at the Improv, where he met a neophyte writer, Louis La Russo II, who asked him to be in a play he had just written. “I said, ‘I’m not an actor,’ ” Aiello recalled. “Yes, you are,” La Russo replied, “you just don’t know it yet.”

He didn’t realize it!

And the kicker:

Aiello, who never took an acting class…

He projected a sincerity on screen that he might have lost had he taken any classes. Some people are lucky like that.

Rest in peace. You did memorable work.

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Doom Watchlist

Something’s busted in the plumbing in finance: Is The Repo Market Fiasco About To Get Serious?

Something’s crooked in the game of business: Fuzzy Math That Fueled Junk Debt Boom Is Sparking Jitters

Peggy Noonan edges further into irrelevancy with this: Who Can Beat Trump?. Because Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang are invisible to her.

And there’s still something out there on the edge of my radar but it’s still too indistinct to identify… but it could also be a false echo. On the other hand: Quantum computing gains a first foothold in investment banking — still years away. Unless there’s a breakthrough.

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Netflix: Unbelievable

Keishon clued me into this. I skipped it and had planned to keep it that way. So I’m glad she told me about it.

I’m three episodes in out of eight and I already consider it a must-see.

I’m not going to say more. Astute viewers will see what I would point out.

It’s excellent all the way round.

Netflix: Unbelievable

By the way, prepare to binge on Netflix next month. That’s when Giri/Haji (Duty/Shame) will debut here in the U.S..

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UK Surprise


I tuned into BBC at 5PM EST to see the Exit Poll.

I was stunned.

I watched for the next two hours, waiting for some actual results.

As I type this, it’s the 4AM EST hour and all of the votes aren’t yet in. St. Ives has yet to report. But the Conservatives have 364 seats. Labour 203.

I thought it would reflect more polarization. It was an absolute rout of Labour.

The immediate spin was that this was “The Brexit Vote.” Which shows just how delusional Labour is. They seem to think once Brexit is done, they can get back to a “sensible” government, led by Labour.

Not happening.

It clearly wasn’t just Brexit driving this. The spin on Brexit was that it reflected a racist, xenophobic, and easily-manipulated ignorant, closed-minded minority of voters.

That has been shown to be the bullshit it has always been.

This was not a single-issue election. The losers are now going to have to deal with that fact. They’re not in step with the majority of their own nation. Labour leaders are calling for “a period of reflection.” I don’t think that’s going to happen. The hard-Left aren’t just sore losers. They’re active saboteurs. I don’t look forward to the screaming on Twitter today when I take a brief peek.

One other thing, I saw a Green Party rep whine that the system was basically all wrong and needs to be changed because they can never win as it is. That’s the same kind of bullshit the Hillary losers have been spouting since Trump won.

Over here in America, I guess we’re in for four more disastrous years of Trump. We usually mirror the UK in national elections. Thatcher-Reagan is the prime example.

But the Democrats here are as delusional as UK’s Labour. Unless they put up Tulsi Gabbard and Andrew Yang, they’re going to lose. The rest of their field is more Old Thinking. And no one wants that. Period.

And you lot over in the UK? Better start studying the blog of Dominic Cummings. He’s just won a mandate for his changes. And not all of them are bad. Deal with it.

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