Microsoft/Yahoo recently made their second hijack attempt of my p.c. They have deep resentment of Firefox it seems, freezing bookmarks and preventing the re-installation of cookies. Trying to download Firefox via I.E. was not without its problems, as you could imagine, but I thwarted their “internet linkage lost” messages. Took a day, but the trusted Firefox was eventually restored. Have now got the best, most trusted browser, Firefox, on flash drive ready for the next assault. Seems these two corporate criminals are programmed and poised to pounce on sites considered vulnerable and cajole and stand over their owners until submission. Even now, am unable to get a picture from ABC24, Courier Mail and NYT are blocked. Am wondering if I inadvertently disabled a box, yet the You Tube picture runs well.
Life without these two protagonists must be Nirvana.
“If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbour; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.”
Two Essays on Analytical Psychology: New Paths in Psychology, 1912
“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
― Thomas A. Edison
I relate the following two narrative stories for good reason. Their telling bamboozled a relative and her partner, both with cerebral malfunction, unable to comprehend the humor. What do you think of them?
(1) A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: “That’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen. Yuk!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: “The driver just insulted me!” The man responds,”Can’t have that love, go straight back and lay into him – go ahead, I’ll hold the monkey for you.”
(2) Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, “My friend is dead! What can I do?”. The operator says “Calm down. I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says “OK, now what?”
And a bit about Queensland politics circa a century ago, by author Arthur Hoey Davis, using the nom de plume, Steele Rudd:
Smith, the member for our district, died one day, and we forgot all about him the next. Not that a politician is ever remembered much after he dies, but Smith had been a blind, bigoted, old Tory, and was better dead. Politicians are mostly better dead, so far as other people and their country is concerned …
This quotation is often used to illustrate the cynicism of Australians towards the political class.
- Mozilla to tweak Firefox plugin permissions for added security (rappler.com)
- Firefox set to block almost all Web browser plug-ins (nbcnews.com)