‘Frustrated’ computer scientist gives perfect response to ‘patronising’ tweet

October 5, 2016
 Computers can often be frustration, not only to novice or casual users, but for very different reasons, to people like myself with long careers in delivering computer based systems for business behind us. The problem is if course the rise of the nerds, those OCD bell ends who are totally obsessed with technology and are also utterly convinced that computers are smarter than humans. The first program I wrote was loaded from punched paper tape so that gives an idea of how far back I go. People who agree with my view that computers are fine tools for doing repetitive tasks but only humans can do the thinking  are not necessarily the older computer professionals, but those who understand where machine intelligence is in relation to human intelligence. People like Prof. Jan Golbeck, a senior lecturer in computer technology for example. Ms Golbeck does not like the Java language that sits behind HTML and Java Script and is the real engine that drives the internet, in fact the Prof tweeted that she would like to punch the object oriented programming language in the face, a comment which drew a patronisint responce from one twitter twat:
from The Daily Telegraph
Jen Golbeck Twitter 

Professor Jen Golbeck replied to a ‘mansplainer’ on Twitter  Credit: Jen Golbeck / Twitter 

A computer scientist has revealed her ‘frustration’ at others thinking she is technologically illiterate because of her gender.

Jen Golbeck, an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, shared of a screenshot of an exchange she had with a male Twitter user.

She initially tweeted her frustration at using Java, a popular computer programming language, explaining that she wanted to “punch it in the face”.

mansplain

Credit: Twitter 

Professor Golbeck then received a ‘patronising’ response from another user who encouraged her to ‘learn it’ – along with a winky face.

She tweeted back to the “mansplainer” that she is actually a computer science professor who has taught programming classes.

“I’m a computer science professor. I’ve taught a dozen programming classes that use java. I know it, thanks,” she wrote.

Her response has been shared by more than 20,000 users, with one user responding: “Mansplaining in 140 characters or less is the worst.”

Professor Golbeck added that she finds ‘mansplaining’ tweets very frustrating, adding that she regularly receives similar comments.

In August, another professor shut down a student’s ‘homophobic’ tweet with this response.

While this girl’s note to a boy about the importance of boundaries also went viral.

Now I understand the Prof’s frustration. Object oriented languages are modular in nature, and by making pre – compiled code modules available to perform common tasks they assume every programmer wants to do the same things in exactly the same way. This means that any programmer wishing to do anything out of the ordinary usually has to go through some complex and long winded loops to do simple things. And because it tries to be all things to all men, Java (and other Object Oriented languages) lead to massive software bloat, which is why we all have to have a supercomputer on our lap in order to run an operating system.

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US woman arrested for selling a dead body in a freezer at yard sale

September 17, 2016

You just can’t make up stuff like this.

Marcella Jean Lee, 56, was  recently arrested in North Carolina after her mother’s dead body was found in a freezer she sold at a yard sale. Lee was charged on Thursday (15 September) with concealing a body and failure to report a death, more than three months after selling the chest freezer to her neighbour for $30.

Ms Lee covered up the nature of the freezer’s grisly contents by telling her neighbour not to open the appliance because it was being used as a time capsule and that church members would come by at some point to collect the contents inside.

However, the neighbour opened it up later to find the body of Arma Roush, the 75-year-old mother of Ms Lee, whom police had been looking for since the discovery. She was finally arrested about 100 miles south of the city of Goldsboro, where her mother’s remains were found.

Lee is now being held at New Hanover county jail under a $50,000 bond, Fox 8 reported.

A post mortem examination showed no signs of foul play regarding Ms Roush’s death. The pensioner had been living with her daughter and was last seen alive in August 2015.

In a 911 call, obtained by WNCN at the time of the discovery, the neighbour said: “I have a serious problem. My neighbour sold me a deep freezer. I just opened it and there’s a body in there. I am freaking out.” So would you be if you opened a second hand freezer and found a still inside it.

She later told the TV station:  “She sold me her frozen mother for $30. How do you do something like that?”

The woman said that the day after she bought the freezer, Ms Lee had left town claiming she was heading to West Virginia to be with her mother, who was now staying at a nursing home. She’d have got away with it too, but for the pesky smell.

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US blackmail not welcome in UK

June 30, 2016

Mon 25 Apr 2016  

President Obama’s recent intervention in the British Referendum debate, threatening that the UK would be “at the back of the queue” for a US/UK trade deal, has rightly been treated with the contempt it deserves.  It is totally out of order for a foreign Head of State to attempt to intervene in a domestic political issue in this way.  Obama’s attempt to bully British voters was also not credible.  Here are just a few of the zillions of reasons why.

First, Obama is a lame duck President. In the final year of his second term he does not command a majority in either house of the US Congress.  While Hilary Clinton might take a similar view to Obama, (Crooked Hillary, who will take any view someone is willig to pay her to take)many Republicans would not and a lot of Democratic Party supporters would recognise that it is not the place of the US President to advise British citizens that they should act in America’s interests rather than their own country’s .

Secondly, neither the EU nor the UK has a USA trade deal today, so the UK outside Europe would be in exactly the same position with regard to US trade as it (and other EU member states) are today.  Yes, there is an EU/US trade deal (TTIP) currently under negotiation, but it is highly controversial and looks more and more likely to fail as time passes.  Both the timing and the outcome are extremely uncertain.
The UK joined the Common Market in 1973, and has been unable to make independent trade deals since then.  In my view, we should have had a free trade deal with the USA decades ago had we not been in the EU.

Thirdly, trade deals are supposedly about mutual benefit.  A good trade deal is beneficial to both parties.  A free trade deal is a win-win deal which in the case in point would benefit the USA as well as the UK.  President Obama has been criticised for following the worst examples of EU policy, and in seeking to use the offer (or denial) of a free trade deal as a a diplomatic lever for a political objective, he is doing so again.

The UK is a major trading partner of the USA.  In threatening to withhold a UK/USA trade deal for political reasons, Obama is in effect threatening to disadvantage the very country he represents.  This is why his threat is not credible.
This is a deliberate and impudent attempt at blackmail by a vainglorious little man who is desperately eager to salvage something of his reputation after eight years of a disastrously failed presidency. It should be dismissed accordingly.

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The Republican Contenders: All Less Appealing Than Trump

February 10, 2016

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Government Spurns People Who Offered Spare Rooms For Immigrants

September 22, 2015

Following the Ministry Of Truth emotional blackmail that used the emotive picture of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach to appeal to the eternal wailing-and-gnashing-of-teeth brigade, at least 4,200 gullible morons people have offered spare rooms in their homes to Syrian refugees, only to be told ‘no thanks’ by the government.
Those who, prompted by and the example of public figures such as Bob Geldof, who said, aresehloles, wankers, bastards, CUNTS, and the Archbishop of Canterbury who said the decision is a little disappointing, those who have offered homes to Syrian refugees in their own properties, thousands of Brits offered spare rooms and even sofas to those who need them.

But the Home Office has turned down their offer, saying that accommodation must consist of a whole house only. A government spokesperson said, “Do these people not realise most of the fugitives from justice have four wives and dozens of children as well as large extended families. We urge people who want to help to will their homes to the government refugee apppeal and then kill themselves and their families so we can reallocate the empty properties to deserving cases.

Under that definition even the offers made by the Geldof and the Archbishop are likely to go mostly unheeded – Geldof told Irish radio that he was ARSE, FECK, WANKER, willing to take in four families, three in his Kent home and one his London flat living alongside his family, while the Archbishop has offered a cottage in the grounds of Lambeth palace large enough to home two families. The rules would seem to require a little more than that, but its all in the name of multiculturalism folks.

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Let’s Keep Taking In Refugees Until Britain Becomes A Third World Nation says left wing politician

September 14, 2015

BRITAIN should kep on accepting refugees without restrictions or background checks until our services buckle under the pressure, a lefft wing Labour MP has said.

Backbencher Rachael Maskell said Britons should be willing to accept higher taxes, longer waiting times for hospital treatment and larger classes in schools so that selfish, self righteous idiots like her and the others who supported Jeremy Corbyn can feel good about themselves in order to accommodate more murderers, rapists terrorists and economic migrants fleeing justice conflict overseas.

Maskell attacked David Cameron’s proposal that we accept 20,000 more Syrians from refugee camps over the next five years as inadequate. Her outburst at a rally to support refugees held in her York Central constituency on Saturday, was branded “dangerously out of touch”.

She told the gathering: “We need to shout so much more and say 20,000 is not enough, 30,000 is not enough. We will keep going until we hit our saturation point because what does it matter if we have to wait another week for a hospital visit? Or if our class sizes are slightly bigger; or if our city is slightly fuller? What does it matter if things are slightly more challenging?”

“If we have to pay a little bit more into the system? Surely it is worth it to see those lives being restored again.”

In a bizarre contradiction that could only be made by an out of touch left wing hypocrite, she took to Twitter today to write: “No one should wait for healthcare.”

Well when you’ve added twenty million useless, semi – literate scroungers, professional beggars and general shits to the population, we’ll see how that no – wait healthcare pans out then.

(A video of part of Maskell’s speech published on the YouTube website today triggered a string of angry responses, with internet users describing her remarks as “daft” and “insane.”)

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We visited York for the first time in many years this sumer and were shocked at how rough the centre looked. It is now the sterotypical multicultual dystopia with the ubiquitous aggressive foreign beggars working the streets to make money for the people traffickers who got them into Britain illegally. Considering it is thought of as one of our main tourist attractions, I dread to think what kind of shitholes the left’s obsession with immigrants have turned other cities into.

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Scientists Discover New Human Ancestor

September 14, 2015
Homo Scientisticus, ugly, stupid and smelly but persistent. Picture source – Daily Express

A NEW species of human – the Homo Naledi has been discovered in a cave in South Africa, an international team of scientists have confirmed. The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

It looks less human than Australopithicus Afrensis, which has been pronounced NOT a human ancestor. But from a coule of glarting illogicalities in the scientists claim I would guess the new species closest relative is Piltdown Man

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You Said You would destroy ISIS, Sidi Obama, So What Went Wrong

September 11, 2015

One year, 6,700 airstrikes & $4bn after Obama vowed to ‘destroy’ ISIS, jihadists still on offensive and gaining ground.

The US and its allies have now carried out 6700 airstrikes at a cost of $4 billion(ish) since, on September 10, 2014,President Barack Obama announced a campaign against Islamic State. Yet the Islamic extremist group shows no sign of defeat and has even made gains in its bid to establish a new caliphate.

Obama spoke of a “comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy” to “degrade, and ultimately destroy” Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS, ISIL), referring to it as ISIL (which stood for “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” because Obama was actually funding and arming IS fighters in Syria where he hoped they would depose Assad). US drones and warplanes had already been targeting the group since early August of 2014, after IS killed two American journalists it had been holding hostage.

In the announcement, Obama outlined a strategy (he was havinh a laugh I guess, the thought of Obama devising a strategy against Islamic State made me laugh so much I nearly shat) which required US allies to conduct a “systematic campaign of airstrikes,” while the US would “increase our support to forces fighting these terrorists on the ground,” use counter-terrorism capabilities to prevent IS attacks elsewhere, and “provide humanitarian assistance to innocent civilians” displaced by the group.

Initially nameless, the campaign was dubbed “Operation Inherent Resolve” (almost as meaningless as Obama himself) in October 2014. Since then, the US and its allies have flown 53,278 sorties in Iraq and Syria, conducting a total of 6,700 airstrikes as of September 8, 2015, at a cost of $3.7 billion according to official information provided by the Pentagon.

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One drink a day increases the risk of breast cancer by 15 per cent, scientists claim

August 20, 2015

Another example of pseudo scientific scaremongering from Harvard University’s Department Of Cultural Marxist Propaganda, using spurious statistics (when they cite risk they do not mean 15% but 15% of 13%) in support of liberal / left wing politicians anti alcohol campaign, which is not about health but an excuse to raise taxes. The whole house of cards is demolished here by a writer who really understands statistics and is not ignorant of human nature.

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Labour Scourge Of Tax Avoiders Is A Tax Dodger? WTF is going on?

April 29, 2015


Margaret Hodge: Labour’s scourge of tax avoiders is outed as a tax avoider (image source)

Ho hum – one week to go to the election and no news worth reporting, we see pictures of Cameron, looking shiny, Miliband looking confused Clegg looking resigned and Nigel Farage holding a pint of beer.

But there is nothing worth talking about.

Yesterday Cameron announced a tax freeze on Income Tax, National Instrance and VAT. Miliband and Ed balls called it a gimmick (which it was)

A few days ago Miliband announced a reduction in Stamp Duty. Cameron, Osborne and Clegg called it a gimmick because that’s what it was.

Green candidates continued to talk bollocks, SNP candidates continued to talk about when Scotland rules the world and Russell Brand recommended that his followers (who are not voting if they take his recent advice) should support Labour.

UKIP candidates continued to talk about the issues most voters want candidates to talk about but their words of common sense were not reported in the media.

Oh and former Labour Minister and current chair of the Public Accounts committee, Margaret Hodge (nee Oppenheimer), who was Labour’s most vigorous critic of tax avoidance by the super rich was exposed as a tax cheat. A report in The Times which is behind a paywall so check it out second hand at IB Times) reveals that Hodge used the Lichtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) to transfer onshore 96,000 shares in a private steel­ trading business established by her father. The LDF is a controversial tax deal established in 2009 enabling the transfer of assets out of the Principality of Liechtenstein, a tiny European country with notably low tax rates, to the UK.

It was created as an incentive for those with undeclared income or unpaid taxes to repatriate their assets by offering preferentially time­-limited tax liabilities, substantially lower penalties and no threat of criminal prosecution.

The Stemcor shares Hodge received in this way in 2011, following the winding­ up of the Liechtenstein Trust, were worth about £1.5 million. Her shareholding was properly declared in the parliamentary register of members’ financial interests, but she has not spoken of offshore vehicles or the LDF.

As Hodge has singled out the LDF system for criticism while using it herself her attitude would seem a tad hypocritical to say the least. But then what else would we expect from a member of Labour, the party that claims it speaks for the working class while really representing the interests of lawyers, tax eaters and ‘the stinking rich’ (including Margaret Hodge (nee Oppenheim).

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