CA Proposition 23 - Global Warming

CA Proposition 23 - Global Warming

Created by CitizenTopix on Oct 12, 2010

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Covina, CA

#7600 Aug 19, 2013
Interface, character-based: A way of presenting information to the user that's every bit as good as a user interface except in the areas of readability, ease of use, intuitiveness, and productivity.

Interface, graphic user (GUI): An increasingly popular way of presenting information to the user, originally designed by Xerox PARC and now being adopted by dozens of competitors; otherwise known as the Trial Attorney Full Employment Act.

Laptop: A dinky keyboard wedded to a lousy LCD screen, all with bad battery life.

Live links: A clever system that lets you unknowingly corrupt data in lots of separate files at the same time.

Low-bandwidth: The process of talking to a corporate press relations official.(Question: How many IBM PR types does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: We'll have to get back to you on that.)

Nanosecond: The time it takes after your warranty expires for your hard disk to start making a sound like a monkey wrench in a blender.

NiCad battery: A cell that powers a laptop long enough to let you do three solid hours of work, then dies before you're ready to save any of it to disk.

Open system: Made up of parts from different manufacturers so that, when you crash, each vendor can blame the others.

Optional: It should have come free, but someone in the marketing department ran 1-2-3 and figured they'd double their profits this way.

Parity: A ninth memory bit that one time in nine will crash an otherwise perfectly functioning system when it detects an error in itself.

Partition: A wall you have to build around a noisy dot matrix printer that makes only slightly less noise than a tree chipper.

Point-and-shoot: You mean you'd rather click on a menu choice than have to type things like DEVICE=DOSUTSDRIVER.SYS /D:0 /T:80 /S:15 /H:2 /F:1 ?

Power Surge: What an MIS director feels when he denies you access to your own database.

Power user: Someone who's read the manual all the way through once.

Productivity: Printing out 30 different versions of your document before getting the spacing correct.

Real-time clock: A 50-dollar option based on a five-cent chip.

SAA: Silly And Awkward.

Shell: A clumsy program that forces users to stumble through ten menus to get anything done instead of typing a simple three-character command.

Shock-mounted: Make sure you're sitting down when you ask the price.

Spreadsheet: Sophisticated software that can be used as a database, rudimentary word processor, graphing program, and, in a pinch, a ledger.

Stack: The place in the corner of the room where you pile unopened software manuals.

Standard: Manufactured by the company that does the flashiest advertising.

Support: Fast, simple, courteous, friendly, accurate help available to any user who happens to work for any company that bought 1,000 copies of the product.

Throughput: What you feel like doing with your foot and your computer screen after you see the message "General Failure Error Reading Drive C:".

Toll-free hotline: An AT&T busy-signal test number.

Toner cartridge: A device to refill laser printers; invented by the Association of American Dry Cleaners.

Torture test: Everyone - from the FedEx guy to the clerk who opened the box to the trainee who executed the speed test - accidentally dropped it.

Tutorial: A program that forces you to sit through lessons on every last obscure and little-used feature of an application while ignoring overall fundamental tricks that would make you far more productive.

Unix, year of: See Calendar, perpetual.

Value-added: A lot more expensive.

Virus: Commonly, the belief of incompetent users that some mysterious external force is to blame for their mistakes at the keyboard.

Workstation: Any PC that sells for more than $10,000.

XT: All the computer that most users who just type letters and run typical spreadsheets will ever need, even though a 386 machine will reformat their text a whole tenth of a second faster.
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Covina, CA

#7601 Aug 19, 2013
Computer Dictionary
386: No, 486: Oops, Pentium: The only chip to consider if you're thinking of buying a PC. Until Intel ramps up the 686.
640K: The salary the average Wall Street PC analyst pulls in each year.
Algorithm: A catchy 1930 song by George and Ira Gershwin.
Availability: Date when a dozen copies of the beta version will be hurriedly shrink-wrapped for the benefit of the press and the investment community.
Backup: The chore you were really, honestly, going to do the very next thing before you switched drive letters and accidentally copied older, out-of-date versions of you files over all your newer ones at 3 a.m.
Buffer: The only other job - involving a chamois at the car wash - for which most computer store salespeople are qualified.
Bundled software: Free applications like home dentistry packages and Esperanto spelling dictionaries that are thrown in with cheap clones so you think you're getting real value for your money.
CD-ROM: A $30 dollar mechanism in a $300 cabinet that accesses vast quantities of valuable information too slowly to use.
Copy protection: A sly technique employed by hardware vendors to combat software piracy by continually changing the size and compatibility of disk drives (from 160K to 320K to 360K to 1.2MB to 720K to 1.44MB to 2.88MB, etc.).
CP/M: An antiquated operation system from the early days of computing, based on inscrutable prompts like A>, terse commands, and absurdly backward conventions, such as 11-character limits on filenames. Contrasted with today's modern versions of DOS.
Database, flat-file: A program selling for under $500 that most people use to keep lists of names and addresses, etc.
Database, relational/programmable: A program selling for over $500 that most people use to keep lists of names and addresses, etc.
Debugging: The process of uncovering glitches by packaging prerelease software as finished products, then waiting for irate customers to report problems.
Downward compatibility: You really didn't have to spend the money for the upgraded version, since all you use anyway is the old set of features.
for your hard disk to start making a sound like a monkey wrench in a blender.
of typing a simple three-character command.
Shock-mounted: Make sure you're sitting down when you ask the price.
Spreadsheet: Sophisticated software that can be used as a database, rudimentary word processor, graphing program, and, in a pinch, a ledger.
Stack: The place in the corner of the room where you pile unopened software manuals.
Standard: Manufactured by the company that does the flashiest advertising.
Support: Fast, simple, courteous, friendly, accurate help available to any user who happens to work for any company that bought 1,000 copies of the product.
Throughput: What you feel like doing with your foot and your computer screen after you see the message "General Failure Error Reading Drive C:".
Toll-free hotline: An AT&T busy-signal test number.
Toner cartridge: A device to refill laser printers; invented by the Association of American Dry Cleaners.
Torture test: Everyone - from the FedEx guy to the clerk who opened the box to the trainee who executed the speed test - accidentally dropped it.
Tutorial: A program that forces you to sit through lessons on every last obscure and little-used feature of an application while ignoring overall fundamental tricks that would make you far more productive.
Unix, year of: See Calendar, perpetual.
Value-added: A lot more expensive.
Virus: Commonly, the belief of incompetent users that some mysterious external force is to blame for their mistakes at the keyboard.
Workstation: Any PC that sells for more than $10,000.
XT: All the computer that most users who just type letters and run typical spreadsheets will ever need, even though a 386 machine will reformat their text a whole tenth of a second faster.
Barbarbaa

Alamo, CA

#7604 Aug 20, 2013
I'm so damn hot my piss is boiling when it flows out. I'm worried, I think the end is near! You'll find me in the freezer. So long old friends.
MM and Jack

Covina, CA

#7605 Aug 20, 2013
There must be a "hole" in the atmosphere some where and it's leaking the good stuff out too?
Jewel

Glendora, CA

#7608 Oct 4, 2013
Just take a breath
Flounders

La Puente, CA

#7609 Oct 4, 2013
The government shutdown, largely orchestrated by Tea Party leader Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, is proceeding with House Republicans following Sen. Cruz’s playbook to the letter, offering up all kinds of cockamamie piecemeal funding bills instead of just simply agreeing to fund the government -- like the American people overwhelmingly want them to do.
Recovering Liberal

Vacaville, CA

#7610 Oct 4, 2013
Flounders wrote:
The government shutdown, largely orchestrated by Tea Party leader Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, is proceeding with House Republicans following Sen. Cruz’s playbook to the letter, offering up all kinds of cockamamie piecemeal funding bills instead of just simply agreeing to fund the government -- like the American people overwhelmingly want them to do.
flounder
intransitive verb
: to move in an awkward way with a lot of difficulty and effort
: to be unsure about what to do or say
: to have a lot of problems and difficulties
Just so you understand the situation flounder.
The American people by an overwhelming majority do NOT like or want the Affordable Care Act.
All president Obama has to do is suspend the funding for one year and agree to negotiate the bill and we would not have a government shutdown, now would we!
Pin Heads

La Puente, CA

#7611 Oct 4, 2013
Watch out for the Pin-heads from the Republican and Tea Party.
Pin Heads

La Puente, CA

#7612 Oct 4, 2013
And all the IDIOTS from the Republican and Tea Party Terrorists parties have to sign a Loyalty Oath, or get arrested and shipped off Feet First to Cuba.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#7613 Oct 4, 2013
Pin Heads wrote:
Watch out for the Pin-heads from the Republican and Tea Party.
Why? because they don't buy into the global warming hoax?

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#7614 Oct 4, 2013
Flounders wrote:
The government shutdown, largely orchestrated by Tea Party leader Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, is proceeding with House Republicans following Sen. Cruz’s playbook to the letter, offering up all kinds of cockamamie piecemeal funding bills instead of just simply agreeing to fund the government -- like the American people overwhelmingly want them to do.
BS, the dems are loving this, it's what they want to cry next elections. But really who cares? So what you can't visit Yosemite, the shutdown makes no difference in most people's lives. I stopped following it, it's boring.
Wringers

La Puente, CA

#7616 Oct 5, 2013
Those worthless pecker heads are now in their second day of the KKK-SkinHead gathering [GOP, Republican, Tea Party] member's in Anaheim, California.
Hot Flash

Oakland, CA

#7617 Oct 6, 2013
Obama Boo Boo done fry's my butt!
Flounders

La Puente, CA

#7618 Oct 7, 2013
Look at the fools in Washington D.C. who are calling themselves GOP, Republican and Tea Party baggers. Just a shame and the last gasp of these politically dumb fools.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#7619 Oct 7, 2013
Flounders wrote:
Look at the fools in Washington D.C. who are calling themselves GOP, Republican and Tea Party baggers. Just a shame and the last gasp of these politically dumb fools.
It doesn't affect your welfare check, just stay home from the National Cemetery....
Rack it up

La Puente, CA

#7620 Oct 7, 2013
It's not clear whether Congress will do the same this time around.

That a three-week closing ended up costing the US tax payers $1.25 billion in today's dollars.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#7621 Oct 8, 2013
Rack it up wrote:
It's not clear whether Congress will do the same this time around.
That a three-week closing ended up costing the US tax payers $1.25 billion in today's dollars.
Your welfare check is still coming, shut up!
Just vote

La Puente, CA

#7624 Oct 8, 2013
GOP/Republican/Tea Party and John Boehner are a threat to the united states of America, where is Seal Team 6.?

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#7625 Oct 8, 2013
Just vote wrote:
GOP/Republican/Tea Party and John Boehner are a threat to the united states of America, where is Seal Team 6.?
Obama’s 2006 speech on the debt limit

“Mr. President, I rise today to talk about America’s debt problem. The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills.”



Here, Obama is sounding a bit Tea Partyish.



“It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies. Over the past five years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion. That is ‘‘trillion’’ with a ‘‘T.’’ That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers.”



Obama’s language is remarkably similar to charges made by the Mitt Romney campaign against Obama during the 2012 election, though Romney mostly focused on the debt held by China.(Japan was ignored.) When Obama took office in the midst of the Great Recession, the total national debt was $10.6 trillion; it is now $16.4 trillion.
Forkers

La Puente, CA

#7627 Oct 9, 2013
Those "Tea Party" cit-heads are back in the news and in the worse ways. October 09, 2013 Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown as public esteem sinks for those "Tea Party" players in the impasse, according to a new poll.

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