Well, they ain’t wrong

This here is something you oughta do, go watch The Founder an’ fuck everybody else. Brains? Overrated. Literacy? Overrated. Potential? Fuck that, that’s what losers think they have. No. None of that shit. Persistence. You wanna make it big? Persistence is the key. Fuck everybody else.

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Is it a choice?

… In short, no.

My prediction on the US elections winner is Clinton. It’s the safe bet – since Trump refused to go all out on her. I’d say Trump will get between 20% to 30% of the votes and her darth sithness will win. I’ve seen it before. Eastern Europe’s been doing it since before it was cool, pairing the “desired” candidate with either a right-wing lunatic or somebody with less charisma than Al Gore. Guess who won, c’mon, guess.. Hipsters and most people with working neurons don’t bloody vote and/or they’re already too confused on weed legislation to matter. If the undecided get scared enough, they get to leave their comfy homes and hobbies and they’ll bloody vote for Clinton because change is always some scary shit and they already fear change – scare them enough and they’ll stop up voting crap on facebook and do the unthinkable – actually bloody act. It doesn’t matter if she’s corrupt or not, it doesn’t matter if she’s the right choice or not (for that, I lean on the “not” side), all it matters is that lots of scared people herded like sheep will come out to vote for her because Trump scares them. Look at him, that hair alone got more coverage than the whole Benghazi affair because the media is really after the truth and unicorns were discovered around the Arctic Circle.

For my part, I hope Trump wins. No, not because of what he says but because of what he is. An outsider. Somebody who managed to unite the whole bloody financial sector, media and business tycoons against himself. If you want to see who almost brought the world economy down – take a look at Clinton’s supporters and I don’t mean the little fellows, they only obey the official message. I hope Trump wins because it’s the first significant, believable threat to the status-quo. It doesn’t matter if Trump gets voted out of office, if he resigns or whatever – if he gets elected, it means the average Joe has power and is willing to use that power. It’s the only stick politicians fear since carrots only serve to keep them there.

I honestly don’t believe all that crap about Trump. I know he’s a narcissist, vain and a rather nasty fellow – I’ve read his books and lived through his bankruptcies. But he managed to become a symbol of hope to everybody including yours truly, an’ I’ve got no freaking idea how he managed that. Clinton has all his traits too and worse, you know. She already had a shot at leading, commanding and ruling and screwed the pooch on those already. But everybody united against Trump because this, right now, is the hell they know – it means nothing will change if she wins. Right now, banking is exactly what it was before 2008. Executives are even more ruthless than before. Companies still screw their employees by moving to low-cost alternatives, the trend isn’t broken and I honestly have no idea how this could work long-term except Make China Great Again and make every future-former-developed country poor(er). No country that screws over its citizens does well long-term. They choose Clinton because they still believe that matters, that one “leader” makes or breaks their future and they honestly believe Trump has more chances of screwing the pooch than her. That’s exactly what made USSR great, actually, the bloody misguided belief that there are people who can (and should) choose  and direct your life better than you, the actual human living it. It’s catharsis, I know, shedding the last shred of dignity by proclaiming “Ignorance is bliss, knowledge is evil, responsibility is tabu”. Here’s some news for you, flash, that ain’t it. People make or break their own future, but nobody but the minority actually wants to believe that because, hell, that’d mean each of us is to blame and we bloody can’t have that now, can we?

You want a bloody change? You want people actually paying attention to what you want? Bloody vote for Trump because Clinton is damaged goods. You want your country doing the same bloody thing it’s been doing ever since the male Clinton left office? Vote for her because doing the same thing over, over and over again and expecting a different outcome is totally believable, innit?

P.S. I did lose my faith in humanity a long time ago – that’s why I think Clinton will win. People can’t be expected to act in a rational, logical manner because if that happened, neither Clinton nor Trump would’ve made it this far. By fear, brainwashing, parlor tricks, misdirection and control over the news the media “educated” us all a long time ago. Time to open up another bottle. Prosit!

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I’m back. Actually, no, I haven’t been backpacking through Europe, I still have about a month of vacation time I haven’t touched… yet. Anyway, it’s a good story, like Bilbo’s “There and back again” with one not-quite-subtle stand-in for Smaug, if you’re into that. Just to set the context straight – I’ve never been able to read the whole story in one sweep, I found it boring, incredibly confusing and overly inflated – a credit to Tolkien for remembering all that. No, sorry, I don’t like stories with poems or song lyrics in them. So there, hype this, then.

10 ways to fail in life (with sarcasm and booze)

               I have to write this down, before I forget it. Why? Because I imagine that I will. You know what makes or breaks everybody even before they give it a try? Imagination. They don’t picture themselves as if they’ve succeeded. So here’s to number one on the list: Continue reading

Stop worrying, Skynet isn’t coming (yet)

                Every bloody newspaper started commenting and debating various AI achievements, from Microsoft’s rogue twitter-bot to Google’s go champion, citing experts in physics, acting and engineering on how close we are to a Doomsday black Friday. Well, I’m quoting the words of cat-death: “Nah!”.  There’s a reason AI is nowhere close in our future – it already happened, like a decade ago or more. No? Actually, yes. They’re really afraid of strong AI, the one that’s the closest to the function of the human brain. The one I’m talking about is Windows, and it just ain’t the only one. You think I’m joking? Nope. Continue reading