Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Better! Cheaper! Faster! Imaginary Lovers beat sex robots every time.

by Angela K. Durden
Technology inventor protecting creator's copyrights. Business writer, novelist, songwriter, and Citizen Journalist.




Imaginary Lover
Imaginary lovers
Never turn you down
When all the others turn you away
They're around
It's my private pleasure
Midnight fantasy
Someone to share my
Wildest dreams with me
Imaginary lover you're mine anytime
Imaginary lovers, oh yeah
When ordinary lovers
Don't feel what you feel
And real-life situations lose their thrill
Imagination's unreal
Imaginary lover, imaginary lover
You're mine anytime
Imaginary lovers never disagree
They always care
They're always there when
You need satisfaction guaranteed
Imaginary lover, imaginary lover
You're mine all the time
My imaginary lover
You're mine anytime
Songwriters: Buddy Buie / Dean Daughtry / Robert Nix
Imaginary Lover lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Hump Day Quickie: Kurt Vonnegut on Story Arc


Watch the video.


Not Only Can You Customize Your Sex Robot - You Can Cheat on Her too.

by Kim D

Sex Robots. The time is closer than you think thanks to a combination of Realbotix and RealDoll. Basically you can buy a lifelike sex doll and then switch out the head with a computerized one which is programmable via an app to specific desires.

No more bitching - never another rejection. This is the path some in the technology sector see us walking and it doesn't look all that pretty.  Watch the clip below which will share more details but what shocks me the most is the ability to switch computerized heads on the dolls, changing physical appearance and personality.

Crunk News Network Tech: Of course they did, honey.

by Angela K. Durden
Technology inventor protecting creator's copyrights. Business writer, novelist, songwriter, and Citizen Journalist.


You just got to love journalists who hold the fireball lead to the very last. Here is the kicker from money.cnn.com:

"Two Equifax executives 
— its chief information officer and chief security officer — 
retired on Friday."

Of course they did, honey.




That sentence comes after an an article that pretty much delivered one "not their fault" point after another on behalf of the credit reporting and business services company which had one job and failed.

And of course, #CrunkNewsNetwork reported it all just like their masters told them to — almost as an apologia. 


Well, we know that...

Hackers gonna break, break-break 
All the while they hate, hate-hate.
Execs gonna play, play-play
and make consumers quake, quake-quake.
#CNN is gonna fake, fake-fake
and viewers will shake them off, shake them off.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How Liberalism is Ruining Entertainment

Consumer Online Privacy and Tracking: What is happening with Apple, Google, and Advertisers

by Angela K. Durden
Technology inventor protecting creator's copyrights. Business writer, novelist, songwriter, and Citizen Journalist.

Imagine this: You're in your car, get hungry, stop at Wendy's* for a Frosty and a Single with Cheese and Bacon, then continue your trip. Immediately upon entering the highway you notice every billboard you approach changes the messaging to say:

GET A FROSTY and a
SINGLE with CHEESE and BACON from WENDY'S.

Weird, but you keep driving and you don't stop at Wendy's. You notice mobile billboards. They seem to be just in front and to the right of you so you can read:

We notice you like WENDY'S. Isn't it TIME you got a FROSTY and a SINGLE with CHEESE and BACON from WENDY'S?

Still, you don't stop, instead opting for music from your radio and the announcer says —

"Hey, [InsertYourNameHere], you know you should get a Frosty and a Single with Cheese and Bacon from Wendy's." 

Your paranoia has kicked into high gear and you haven't even had a toke in years; that is, I assume you haven't. But just because you're high doesn't mean your paranoia isn't real because, yeah —

That is weird, but that is exactly what happens online whether or not you purchase any goods.


Apple (the company that brings you all those deliciously wonderful mobile devices) has blocked just such ads on their Safari browser. (Read the full article here about that.) To that I say "Good on you, Apple." Apple says the default setting will be Off, but that users can turn on ad tracking in their Settings should they choose to do so.

See? Consumer choice.

The same article goes on to say that even Google/Alphabet will be bringing out an ad blocker on its Chrome Browser except — here is where you can hear me chuckle if you were in my office as I write this — Google won't shut off all ads, only the annoying ones. And by annoying you can read "Those that are not paying the premium price for access to eyeballs."


Apple's move is not exactly revolutionary.


I have several books for sale on Amazon. In my various marketing reaches, I often go to their website, copy the link for that book, and create a hyperlink in whatever I'm sending out. Guess what? I start getting ads popping up all over the place encouraging me to buy my own books. Like I'm going to do that. Duh! I'm trying to sell my books [see here].

So Apple's move to cut out ad tracking isn't exactly revolutionary. They just know it is a method that is broken. Apple knows ads for a product are being served to the very person who just bought it and that advertisers are wasting money. Large ad agencies already know this: Online ad campaigns are being pulled and defunded.

Apple has always been about what the market can bear divided by ROI to develop new products. Now, I wouldn't go so far as to call myself The Sage of Technology, but dang it, it isn't bragging if it's fact. Too bad my predictions came twenty-five years too early. Here is what I said years ago, and because I'm quoting me, I hereby give you permission to freely quote me, too:

This Internet thing is going to turn out to be one big rip-off. You just wait and see. Somebody's going to figure out how to point you where they want you to go and deny access to what you really want. The helpful and very efficient Boolean language will cease to be used. Nobody will read ads in the daily newspaper anymore and those print publications will die. Porn will be the biggest earner and will increase slavery for sex trafficking of adults and children.  

Okay, so I didn't exactly say all that. What I actually said was, "There is something nasty in the woodshed and I don't like the smell of it. Why won't these Internets work like I want them to?"

Screwed it all up for regular folks, that is exactly what Google has done. Hell, just ask the EU about fining Google/Alphabet for that manipulation over there. Apple has interpreted the writing on the wall and are acting accordingly. Of course, advertisers who are not in-the-know are unhappy with the move and, frankly, will be even more unhappy with Google in 2018.

See, Google said to advertisers, "I like it. Lemme put a ring on it."


Except like a man engaged to several women at the same time, Google has been playing false to everybody. Sure, Google does a lot of things that consumers benefit from, but those are just the things designed to keep us from seeing what they are really doing.

Much like Hitler who gave the Volkswagen to his country as he said "Don't worry about what's on those trains," Google gives consumers this marvelous search engine and blogging portals that allows us to find all sorts of things and write about stuff, but they also made promises to advertisers and have broken every one while slowly but surely destroying the ability of the little guy to do any meaningful advertising.

Learn our SEO and you'll pop up high on the native results when these terms are searched on, they said, and businesses did it only to find that didn't work for long because —

SURPRISE! Google changed how to use the Internet.

Use our new AdWords program and you'll pop up high on the search results, they said, and businesses did it only to find that didn't work for long because —

SURPRISE! Again, Google changed how to use the Internet.

And now Google says they will only block annoying and distracting ads?



The Sage of Technology speaks again. Listen up!


  • Commerce on the Internet will eventually be a place where only The Bigs, The Majors, and Tech Giants will operate. 


  • The Bigs, The Majors, and Tech Giants will have laws changed favoring their business model and punishing other business models.


  • Leaving the online commercial world by the millions will be those who own businesses and are tired of the manipulations that take their money and do not deliver promised services. 


  • A new cash-based economy will grow and businesses will again advertise locally.


  • New forms of advertising will arise that are quicker, more responsive, and go directly to consumer. (See blipbillboards.com.)




*LEGAL  NOTICE! LEGAL NOTICE!: The mention of Wendy's is in no way a paid endorsement of the chain and the author is not receiving any goods or services from Wendy's. This article is not tracked by any first-, second-, or third-party Frost---errrr...cookies of any flavor. Though the author was 17 when she first had a Frosty at a Wendy's in Gainesville, Georgia, when her evil younger sister introduced her to what could've soon become the author's drug of choice except she had to travel from Habersham County to Hall County on a two-lane mountain highway in a two-hour round trip to get to the nearest Wendy's and that was just too far to go for that addiction, and though mention of Wendy's might induce the reader to believe the author does, in point of fact, enjoy the products of that chain, the editors of ROTW and the author herself want you to believe they have crossed their hearts and hoped to die if they lie and ask that you pretty-please believe them that they are receiving no advertising dollars for this article which so heavily mentions Wendy's.  

"Atheists Don't Have No Songs"

by Angela K. Durden
Technology inventor protecting creator's copyrights. Business writer, novelist, songwriter, and Citizen Journalist.



Monday, September 18, 2017

Watch D'Souza eviscerate fascist democrats #BigLie

What Happened to Hillary Clinton

#Bernie Was More Honest in 1987 - 'Astronomical' Cost of Single-Payer 'Would Bankrupt the Nation'

by Kim D.

The clip below shows a more sensible Bernie wanting to take on a serious issue of the day - healthcare in America. Unfortunately, since Obamacare was designed to fail, now he is promoting Medicare for all, abandoning the logic he once had.

Monday Madness: The Curious Case of the Selfie-Taking Monkey

by Angela K. Durden
Technology inventor protecting creator's copyrights. Business writer, novelist, songwriter, and Citizen Journalist.


I shall go on record here as saying that the organization known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, is nuts, insane, gone round the bend one too many times. Or, to use a term they might understand even more, they are barking mad.

A monkey picked up David Slater's camera and managed to mash a button just as the lens was turned toward its face. Monkey selfie ensued.

Naruto (L) and photographer David Slater (R). Who owns the copyright?


Upon seeing the snap, as a capitalist at heart you know Slater had to say "Damn. I can sell that and make some money." Which is what he proceeded to do with no problems whatsoever as the image was considered to be in the public domain. According to www.theregister.co.uk:

"The US Copyright Office agreed that the laws of the land did not apply to offshore simians, nor to entities who did not consciously have the intent to create an artefact."

In other words, if your US-owned camera is manipulated by any animal living outside the US whether in the wild or domesticated or in an animal park or zoo, or by any other kind of entity, whether human or animal or robotic, who simply accidentally manipulates your camera without having any intent to create, well then, that image is free to be used by anybody anywhere.

Personally I think that is just bogus in the extreme as without my camera/recording device, said entity or animal could not have made the picture. Further, my uploading the image to a computer or putting it on social media, t-shirts, coffee mugs, clocks, and such, is a result of my hard work and marketing genius.

And while I agree that code monkeys make the Internet work, these code monkeys are human. Still, the question begs:

Why should others get to freely benefit from my investment of effort, money, and time?


However, Slater was happily benefiting from the picture and everything was going fine until PETA heard about it. Now, self-righteously inclined PETA makes out that Slater is stealing from the monkey. Lawsuit!

You and I, we both know that a dog would just as soon chew on a camera. No dog has ever said "Hey, I'm gonna put on my sexy and send Mama-San some nice pics that will make sure she never forgets me."

But PETA thinks that will happen. PETA believes that the monkey, who has no bank account, should monetarily benefit from a happy yet accidental event. But how do you pay a monkey? PETA says they will be happy if Slater gives a percentage of future earnings from the picture to simian charities.

Of course, that result came after much wrangling by PETA's attorney about the rights of the heirs of the monkey is question.

Is PETA now in the Indonesian monkey representation charity bidnezz? I don't know. But their attorney sure knows how to play dodge ball. Read more here.




Sunday, September 17, 2017

Categorically Opposed to a First-World Problem

by Angela K. Durden
Technology inventor protecting creator's copyrights. Business writer, novelist, songwriter, and Citizen Journalist.


I can shovel dung out of a barn by the wheelbarrow loads and never gag once, but let me watch a commercial for the "new and revolutionary litter box" as they demonstrate the clumped sorting factor, or see somebody with a little plastic bag bend over to pick up what their dog just dumped and I'll gag in a second.

What to do with your dog poo is literally a first-world problem. Who else picks up their dog's droppings, wraps it in plastic, and throws it away? Nobody.

Why the two reactions to the same by-product?


I've given this a lot of thought and have come to the conclusion that it has to do with the concepts of Socialism v Capitalism.

I am a Capitalist. Capitalists are practical people. They make money the old fashioned way: They earn it. Cows earn their keep. Animals that perform, that is, what they do will sell a ticket, they also earn their keep. 

Pets, on the other hand, are Socialists waiting on Big Gubment to supply their every whim and fancy. The concept of earning their keep is not part of the equation in their lives. All they have to do is wag their tale, purr, or squawk and — WHAM! — "Does Muffie want a new toy? Yes, Muffie wants a new toy. Oh, no. Muffie doesn't like her new toy? I'm so sorry, Muffie. Let me remove it from your sight."

See? Gag. 

Therefore, since I am categorically opposed to Socialism and it makes me gag, it simply follows that my gag-response to pet poo makes perfect sense.

Frankly, I'm surprised


The same first-worlders who dutifully follow their pets picking up poo, are the same people who say nothing at all about the wolves, foxes, and coyotes living nearby who dump their poo — willy-nilly — throughout pristine wildlife sanctuaries and late at night in neighboring yards.

Frankly, I'm surprised Socialists have not used government job creation programs to hire people with tiny plastic bags to follow these wild dog-types around. 


Saturday, September 16, 2017

If there is an American radical right, where is an American radical left?

by Angela K. Durden
Technology inventor protecting creator's copyrights. Business writer, novelist, songwriter, and Citizen Journalist.

It is quite possible that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) began as a needed organization with solid people and good motives.

It is also quite possible they still do some good in the world, though frankly I'm not sure what that would be. I know what the SPLC thinks it is. As you can see from this map on their website, they think it is tracking the 917 groups they have designated Hate.




I am not opposed to knowing where hate groups are located and what types there are. Forewarned is forearmed, right? The SPLC even breaks the groups down by type and state. The General Hate designation is troublesome. What is "general hate"?

For instance, let's say I hate smoke (which I do, by the way). If I start an organization specializing in Cigarette Smoke Hate, will I be kicked off the General Hate list since my focus will be on only one type of smoke? The SPLC is not very helpful in this matter.



But frankly, even that isn't the main concern. It is what they focus on as a Hate Group as this screen snip will show. Notice the four words I underlined in red in the below graphic?

"The American radical right." As if there can never be and there is no "American radical left."



You won't find me supporting Jesse James, a home-grown domestic terrorist who was a total radical right. I would like to say he was bat-sh** crazy, but he wasn't. He knew what he was doing and he did it well.

I don't care what the movies have romanticized about him, all his crimes were motivated toward those he disagreed with politically. He was merciless.

Right; left. I don't care because when they get radicalized, then you know you're getting into Wild, Wild West territory.

The SPLC is like Jesse James in that they believe so totally in the rightness of their vision that anything outside it they label hate. That makes their motives suspect and any information they spew out as propaganda.

Friday, September 15, 2017

"Sweet Dream" Music Business Tip O'da Day

by Angela K. Durden
Technology inventor protecting creator's copyrights. Business writer, novelist, songwriter, and Citizen Journalist.


Always remember and never forget —

Travel the world and the seven seas.
Everybody is looking for something.
Some of them want to use you.
Some of them want be used by you.
Some of them want to abuse you.
Some of them want to be abused.