For my brigade of fans the news today is that I'm doing well considering, but things do need to get straightened out.
My pharmacist needs to talk with my primary care doctor. I'm also supposed to see a pulmonologist in addition to a vein specialist, a psychiatrist, and a urologist. I should be seeing my PCD on June 18th, I hope.
Other than that I need to sleep better and eat better. And I need to get in touch with the people who provided me with my cpap. The pulmonary specialist is a part of all that. What you're seeing here is an example of an ounce of prevention being cheaper than a pound of cure. But we tend to be pound wise and penny foolish, so we end up in massive debt.
OTOH, my hips and knees aren't really bothering me right now, so that's good news. In any case I'm now off to see how many subscribers I now have.
I really need a better computer. The one I'm using now stinks and needs to be replaced by something that is easier to handle, and has working USB ports. This HP is about as useful as tits on a rattlesnake and I'd much rather replace it with a Macintosh. Please help.
I'm starting with the basics here, namely the shortest possible length there can be. Known as the Planck Length, it a dinky little bit of volume which we'll call a "quantum". A quantum being a sphere of 3 dimensions no greater than one Planck Length in height, width, and depth. Our universe is made up of quanta, and those quanta come in one of two states, the low energy "flat" and the high energy "fold".
Space-Time can neither be created or destroyed, only switched from one state to the other. In addition, ST can only be in a fold state when it is sufficiently compressed. When there is no compression then there can be no folds.
In addition, in as much as the universe is one solid sphere of space-time the quanta within can't move in and of themselves. But the states can. What that means is, a fold state can "hop" from quantum to quantum, with one quantum "unfolding" and the next in the path of "motion" "enfolding". However, quanta resist change, and it is this resistance that disturbs the quanta around the fold in "motion". At this level it is this disturbance which produces the force we call "gravity".
There is more to be said on the forces, but for now we'll leave it at that.
I can't use the USB ports on this machine, and I can't re-install the drivers. I checked with the HP site and learned that apparently they are just too good to update their site with new information. Seems that according to them the latest version of Windows you can use on an HP Elitebook 8440P is XP, but not anything more up to date. In addition the latest W10 updates won't install. In short Microsoft and Hewlett Packard have persuaded me that I should get a Macintosh. I may be able to get a refurbished Mac, but that may take a couple of months, until then I'll be stuck using this piece of trash.
I know that there is a circle in the Roman Catholic Hell for those who give bad advice, but what about those who take bad advice?
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating religious discrimination claims against two airports because plans for Chick-fil-A restaurants were scrapped after complaints about the fast food chain's stance on LGBTQ issues.
Now I have to conclude that barring a party for its stance on anything where a government facility is concerned is not right. Something about making no law regarding the establishment of religion. But, at the same time for a representative of a company to say they aren't out to oppress a party when they damn well are, tells me that the company in question cannot be trusted. As Jesus of Nazareth once said, "Make your 'yes' a 'yes;' and your 'no' a 'no'. In short, speak honestly.
When the consequences of an action means harm to another, than supporting that action in any fashion means you support it.
Some people just have to control the lives of others. Most especially the lives of those they have been put in charge of. Said abuser was just a common bigot and convinced that he was better than Stanley. Though I suspect that it was fear of growing old and dependent on others himself that shaped his behavior. Just remember that one day you may well be old yourself and in need of assistance. And that the old are still worth your consideration.
I need your help getting a refurbished Macintosh. This HP I'm currently on is screwed up, and HP as a company is screwed up. The USB ports on this machine are worthless, and I can't get the drivers replaced. The only choice I really have is to get a Mac, and that will cost me something like $400 via the San Diego Futures Foundation. At least Apple is run by adults.
Click on the button to send the money, and remember that you don't even let your enemy use Windows.
This is an example of what you get when certain parties just have to be in charge of things, especially when they just don't have the competence to be in charge. David Brin is right when he says we need transparency where our government is concerned, and what we're seeing here is an example of this. This is grade C tyranny and I say it's about time we spoke out and let the petty despots know we're not going to put up with it.
Has it ever occurred to you that the relationship between humans and other animals is that of the one between adults and children? We talk of maturation, but just how much maturing do non-humans do? For that matter, what about some humans, Donald Trump for example?
And non-humans recognize this relationship and when they can relate to us relate to us as they would to a parent. Just watch the videos showing raccoons and red foxes interacting with a human, and compare them with how horses and goats interact. It comes down to this, we are grownups, and that gives us responsibilities.