A real film / documentary … “The act of killing”

best documentary I’ve seen this year … see this film … seriously, Though Indonesia is the canvas, this film portrays what happens when a society conducts purges of undesired groups the government make alliances with the worst kind of people and then are forever in bed with them complicit and also the government and power can be made of such people even , this documentary highlights the real incivility and poverty of being a human being still in 95% of the world, sadly it seems there are so few moral decent people in the world, the western world very much included in that statement, seriously how are human beings such bankrupt immoral things, but then the memory of year zero and pol pot balance this out in the sense, that atrocity and sadism are part of the human realm whichever side of the political fence, there is no god or retribution for immoral behaviour, except the judgement of our own conscience, and where the scale and scope of that consciousness is limited and weak, terrible things happen, hell is here on earth and its visible in those who commit evil and those who suffer its consequences are the canvas for its depiction, and every complicit silent person in between those two extremes. And how it goes on and on, even now and it seems it will in the future, bleak, but no truer film has yet been made.

album only tracks in itunes

a little too much “Album Only” on songs in some places were being driven to buy whole albums, ie padded albums like we suffered in the physical era.

if necessary up the price for longer track parts of concept albums, but don’t bind people into buying whole albums ? as per usual apple learn the lesson of “Giving the User control and choice” ?

trusting people can cause you allot of pain in the end

a story of betrayal

so his cubex channel was taken over password reset and linked into world of longplays, hmm we will see how this goes, but im sure allot of angst now rests with hipponios and ironclaw, the scenario where only certain people benefit from the longplay success is, those who collect the renumeration from youtube partnering, hopefully there will be some justice one day, but it seems unlikely. a community effort subverted ?

Why Time machine is an uncontrollable heap of crap

Im backing up a machine using time machine 212Gb of source data, so far the time machines backup of this 212GB takes up 472GB on the backup drive and growing, why such a differential because it stores deleted versions of files and changes etc ? does the user get any control over how much extra data/version time machine backs up ? answer NO. SO time machine will continue to gobble up hard drive space regardless of what you want until the drive is fit to bursting and then it will start culling things from the backup, based on its own decision making process, how fucking arrogant of the software’s designers to presume that this might be acceptable to the user ? again just like everything in os x its being dumbed down and no controls are being given to the user of any merit, no apparently were of such little intellectual merit we wont be able to handle concepts like limiting the backup size to a certain percentage more than the source files size, or just limiting overall the proportion of a drive that maybe dedicated to such tasks no apparently time machine must have the right to keep filling up our drive till its fit too bursting, leading to a much more like scenario, for the drive to fail imo opinion when theyre 95% full ? apple get a grip people might not want to get dedicate an entire drive to time machine and many of those users wont understand about partitioning. STOP dicating to the user how things are going to be, im not a masochist, give me control.

Multiculturalist gang violence – thank you america for this crap.

victoria teenage gang attack

why were these genes ever let in ?

why were these genes ever let in ?

Murderous teenagers wielding knives and a samurai sword ? would you … like to send your kids to the london school where this bunch of walking cunt thugs hail from ? hmm some poor natives have little choice in the matter, as they cant insulate their kids in a nicer school system, as they dont have the money. “gangs are gay” would be the best slogan, if one was allowed to disregard the homophobia of the phrase, to prevent young black male teenagers joining them, as most of these male black teens are probably homophobic in the extreme and would probably if one could disregard the extreme offense to the gay community, be the best insult to prevent them joining a gang, even if it were a grave offense to the gay community, whom I would not wish to offend, as they are far superior people, than these violent thugs.

Use of pointless and ill thought out headline statistics, designed to engineer opinion in the simple minded.

heres was the marketing slogan

“FACT: More coal is consumed within 600 kilometres of beijing than in the entire united states”

As a paid supporter of Greenpeace, No doubt there is too much coal use and pollution from it near beijing and I agree with your belief in caps on coal, this is understood, but I disagree with your use of statistics here as marketing, as it seems a little weak when described this way, your talking the diameter of a 1200 kilometre wide circle around beijing, thats a very large area of 1,130,973 km squared ? maybe there is better and more meaningful statistic to use than this, as I think people with half a brain for mathematics wouldn’t be too shocked by that area use unless they understand the amount of coal consumed in that area ? the ratio of coal v nuclear energy production between the two countrys etc, as im sure the majority of americas coal consumption occurs in an even smaller area ?

the word “FACT:” in caps as though its being shouted, though it may be a fact, the question is what is the real relevance of the fact … surely ? some facts are positive and are some are negative, its the weight of a negative statement and fact that is important, as the severity in meaning of such a statement will bring attention to an important cause, and it is vitally important for organisations who should work at the moral end of the spectrum and fight to preserve the truth at all times, otherwise they undermine their own position and argument ?

Connect the dots between all things

goldman prize for environmentalism co-created by airess of jean production empire :

pollution from jean production

connect the dots, all things are inter-related, linearity is unfounded ideological belief, old wealth tries to assuage its guilt ? the wealth fosters solutions to problems they may well have been largely responsible for originating ?

the world is riddled with close and not widely observed real connections between things, that are heavily inter-related but ill perceived.

poverty and immorality

afghanistan’s poppy growing culture is evidence of how poverty drives immorality, if its a choice between feeding your children and growing poppys or failing to feed your children and growing cotton then the most human beings will grow poppys, regardless of the consequences to human life elsewhere in the world due to heroin addiction and the drug trade.

poppy production afghanistan

The failures of photoshop actions and how non portable they are

Disaster 1 photoshop action cannot refer to files opened by relative links, they always refer to files by absolute paths, disastrous inter computer portability.

Disaster 2 photoshop has its own internal way of referring to documents and layers and switching documents to files that are already open open in photoshop, in this case it uses relativism without choice and unhelpfully, for instance it refers to Documents in the following style

“select Document -3” -3 i believe relative to say the first document and being incremented subsequently as documents are opened, prior to the point at which an action uses such a command, this means that any action that uses other open documents, are sensitive to failure on the basis windows documents closed and the specific order in which they were opened, that relative “select documents -3 doesnt work unless the documents are opened in the exact same order prescribed by the action and are currently in the correct state for said command, in the action at that moment, so as to point to the right document, this was a very bad design decision to not allow switching and selecting of documents by specific filenames, or at least in the minimal giving the user a choice in the matter ie it doesn’t allow the use specific filenames when it would be clearer to do so ! its this lack of control of relative and non relative linking that destroys most of these actions, especially from a debugging an action point of view. This make ones work life unnecessarily harder, and loses more hours to the iniquitous complexity and failure of software to save time in life.

actions also records documents switching between documents with things like “next document” and previous document, this absolute relativism is disastrously shit, for it only takes having windows in a sightly different state from the order in which the script was recorded to fuck up everything up totally.

it also does things like refer to layers with terms like current layer, meaning if your coding an action and then accidentally select a different layer and carrying on recording the script, it can be affecting the wrong layers when played back.

It appears photoshop insists on relativism in areas where absolutism would be preferable and absolutism when relativism would be preferable, just the right decision to make actions practically useless and a great deal more arduous to write than necessary … GGRRR at least give users the fing choice, then we can pick what is write for the situation.

secondly lots of actions you can do photoshop are not recorded properly in actions in CS5

Disaster 3 for instance attempting pasting into masks of a particular layer, results in the pasted mask being added as an extra normal layer rather than being pasted as a mask in the mask of a layer, the only way round this being to use the load selection command to get a mask from one document into another and then create the mask with option key held down so uses the selection in the mask … pathetic.

Basically if you want actions to run smoothly do not open documents and copy paste things into each other etc it will go horribly wrong, desperately try to stay within one document when using actions.

apparently theres an additional javascript listening interface you can add in to photoshop to control it, presumably because actions are actually a pile of shit, they tacked such an interface on the side no doubt to placate the people who were disgusted with flakey patchiness of photoshop supposed built in automation scripting – actions, it is indicated that this has some proper control, but I might state the reason why one might use a GUI to do image editing in the first place is because your a visual person, if i wanted to code in javascript I would be working as a web developer earning twice the money, im not interested in whether theyre are more complex ways of solving problems with software, software should always be purchased on the basis of reducing complexity involved in task not increasing it, should I now spend an entire week learning the photoshop javascript interface ? would it be a worthwhile use of my life ? will it be as buggy as actions ? will it be redundant in a year or two ? all such variables to be considered when time is precious ?

I’ve bothered to learn computer languages before basic and “Lingo” for instance only to have the merit of doing so made pointless, by seemingly every decent natural language programming language ever created being eventually forcibly prostituted into some form of cryptic hair pulling javascript, JT thompson you had vision and understanding of the kinds of minds theyre are in the world and enabled a whole other class of people to get into visual inguistic programming in a relaxed way, natural language programming has declined in the last 15 years, even disregarding the fact the processor power has multiplied to such an extent as to make natural language coding more viable than ever, but no apparently everything must be some form object orientated javascript, remember flashes descent into javascript anyone ? two dead products flash and director. Why is it that companies would always rather add additional features than write something properly or fix something they got wrong, its also unpleasant to be dictated as a user as regards relative and non relative file path linking there is no logical reason for this. So much code goes unfixed even in products people charge allot of money for.

Also droplets dont appear to be able to save anywhere on the fing disk as well !!!!

And as a user I can write in and out of that folder all day long no problem, its a problem with photoshop and especially when using droplets actions, I can save there normally in photoshop without using a droplet as well.

the droplet always comes up with this error >

Could not save as “xxxxxx0001.psd” because the file is locked or you do not have the necessary access privileges. Use the ‘Get Info’ command in the Finder to unlock the file or change permissions on the file or enclosing folders.

permissions are all fine for all other programs and user only photoshop droplets seems to have this issue ? more wank to troubleshoot thanks adobe, i’ll guess i’ll google why your software doesn’t work again.