Sunday, December 21, 2014

Is Race War Coming To America?

And perhaps not black vs. white.  One of Obama and Holder's thugs murdered two police officers in New York City in revenge for the deaths of Eriic Garner and Michael Brown.
The alleged gunman, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, was chased by other officers to the platform of a nearby subway station, where he committed suicide, police said. Officials have determined that Mr. Brinsley, 28 years old, started his day in the Baltimore area, where he allegedly shot a woman believed to be his former girlfriend before 6 a.m.

Mr. Bratton said police are investigating social-media postings in which Mr. Brinsley foreshadowed the killings and referenced Eric Garner and Michael Brown, two unarmed black men who recently died during encounters with white police officers. Authorities have said both men were resisting arrest.
Black lives matter, but not apparently if it is Ismaaiyl's girlfriend. The murdered police officers were Hispanic and Asian.  If progressives insist on a race war, they are going to be disappointed with the results.  Daily Caller is  collecting Tweets from those who see these murders as okay.  Ad if the weirdly spelled first name didn't tell you, Ismaaiyl was a Muslim "religion of peace" adherent.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The More I Use The Rght Hand To Type

The better it gets.

Just Ordered This

Windows 8 was such a disaster that I have been sulking about buying a new computer.  And then this deal showedup on Amazon.

Lenovo Thinkpad X140e 20BL000BUS 11.6" AMD A4-5000 Quad Core 4GB 500GB Win7 Pro Best Student & Business Ultrabook Laptop

 Windows 7 Pro, quad core, 500 GB hard drive, 4GB RAM and I should be able to run VM and Mint Linux on it.  It is about the dimensions of my wife's Toshiba Portege (which I love), and weighs one pound.  Okay, there's no CD/DVD drive, but I don't use one often, but a USB DVD drive is only $31.75.
To see why I hate Windows 8: see here, and here, and here.

Lightning Storm With The Canon A1400 Camera

Obviously at night.

Humor: 20 Things White People From The Caribbean Are Tired Of Hearing

From Buzzfeed, and pretty uproarious.
Being white and from the West Indies is unique. Here are a few things people ask and tell us, once we travel outside the Caribbean.

My favorite: Why are you white?  I don’t know how to answer that.

Humor: 20 People Who Are Having A Way Worse Christmas Than You

This Buzzzfeed  column has a number of funny items, but item 3, about the toy committing suicide is a riot.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Disabling Repeat Keys

There are a couple of ays to disable keystroke repeat in Windows 7.  One is under Ease of Access in Control Panel, under Filter Keys, but this is actually a pretty complex scheme, and I can't seem to set it identically twice in a row.  Often, I end up filtering out all keystrokes.  Under Control Panel, Keyboard, Speed tab you can slow down repeating dramatically, which works well for me.  I am preparing my Western Civ 2 class right now.