Category: Rants

Absolute Psychopath with MBA and Millions of Dollars in Properties Collects Can Deposits Like a Hobo

Portfolioso August 10, 2018 Rants, Useless Update

Business Insider –

Lisa Fiekowski is a secret millionaire with an intriguing exercise routine: collecting trash.

Fiekowski owns more than $8 million worth of properties around New York City, including a $1 million co-op next to Prospect Park, the Post said, citing records. But at least one of her investments is uninhabitable, thanks partially to her unusual hobby — the Post reported that she had packed one residency with an old microwave, an umbrella, toys, carpets, and other trash.

Fiekowski has been collecting cans for about a decade, telling the Post she generates $20 to $30 for a few hours of work. She said she enjoys it because she can keep active, talk to her neighbors, and keep her area clean.

“Mostly, it’s physical activity,” she told the Post.

Meanwhile, Fiekowski has an MBA from the University of Chicago, and her husband makes about $180,000 a year, the Post said. She’s worked as a marketing analyst and a stockbroker, and her parents were high-ranking economists in the US government.

Articles like this blow my mind. This  woman is outside her fucking bird. Literal mental illness. I have so many problems with everything in this article. You have to be a certified, psychopathic lunatic to be so educated and well off to be collecting cans like that. It’s flat out homeless, hoarder level shit.

She’s doing this to keep busy? Get a hobby lady! There are so many ways to keep busy. Volunteer at a soup kitchen! Do works of charity! Come on, she’s an educated, rich, wealthy woman. She could be using her resources to do much better things. But no. They’re all going towards collecting cans like a slob.

It also makes me laugh that she’s whining about intolerance and being judged by neighbors. Ya think? I’m all for tolerance, but you can’t have riff raff like this lousing up the neighborhood. It’s one thing if you’re actually homeless and can’t help it, but being educated and wealthy – zero excuse. This lady has to deal with her consequences. Waaaah. My neighbors hate me. Wahhhh, my family thinks I’m crazy. Yes. They are all correct.

And I’d like to know who her husband is. That guys gotta be equally as nutty to be making 180k per year and putting up with this lunatic. If he’s not considering divorce, or faking his disappearance/death, he’s equally as insane. There’s hope dude, get out while you can.

Look, I’m as green as they get. I encourage recycling and removing plastic and cans from trash. If you want to clean up your neighborhood, go for it. But be real about it. Recycle all the shit and move on. Don’t store all that crap in multi-million dollar properties and spend hours making $30 from bottle/ deposit machines.

Which brings me to my next point. Fuck bottle and can deposits! It does not encourage recycling. Cess pool New York needs to cut out this nonsense immediately. All this does is lead to extra expenses for stores to maintain bottle and can deposit machines, and gives rise to people picking through trash to make a nickel. And rich people can’t be bothered returning these deposits and it ends up in the trash or curb side recycling anyways.

I actually have much respect for rich people living modestly, like a common person, but this is not within reason.

Jaggoff Ajit Pai Finally Decides to Overhaul FCC Comment System Only After He Corruptly Gets His Way

Portfolioso July 12, 2018 Computer/ Tech Related, Rants

CNET – The Federal Communications Commission is reportedly mulling changes to its online comment system after the public comment period on net neutrality prompted 22 million fake submissions.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has informed two senators that he’ll propose rebuilding and re-engineering the commission’s electronic comment system “to institute appropriate safeguards against abusive conduct,” The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

“It is troubling that some bad actors submitted comments using false names,” Pai said in the letter, according to the Journal. “Indeed, like you, comments were submitted in my name and my wife’s name that reflect viewpoints we do not hold.”

This fucking guy is literally the worst of the worst.  After months of ignoring everyone calling out the FCC (including his own commissioners) on how crooked the public record commenting system is, he finally decides it’s time to overhaul it ONLY AFTER he got his way. Are you fucking kidding me? Literally turned a blind eye to the entire process (ie – the New York Attorney General opened an official investigation on these fake comments and Pai told him to go fuck himself). But wait!  Someone impersonated Pai and his with viewpoints he doesn’t agree with? Stop the presses! We need to fix this comment system! He sincerely hopes congress approves the funds. WAT? These players told you to fix this bullshit last year.

Fuck this guy. He’s literally as low as they get. Someone ought to shatter his dumb, giant Reese’s mug and shove the shards up his hypocritical asshole.

 

 

Google Chrome Sucks Balls at Multi-Monitor/ Multi-DPI Settings on Windows 10

Portfolioso March 27, 2018 Computer/ Tech Related, Rants

Google Chrome is on my shit list on the grounds that they have blatant UI bugs with multi monitor multi DPI and they haven’t done dick about it in over a year. Bugs that are annoying AF that piss me off on the reg.

My setup:

  • Laptop Display: 3000×2000, 175% DPI scaling
  • Monitor 1: 1920×1200, 100% DPI scaling
  • Monitor 2: 1920×1200, 100% DPI scaling

So what’s the issue? Well, if I log in to Windows undocked to my other two monitors, everything is fine on the main laptop screen. But if I dock after that, certain elements of the UI are HUGE if I drag Chrome to my other monitors (file picker dialog, tooltips and scrollbars):

On the contrary, if I launch Chrome while docked, it looks good on my two 100% scaled monitors, but if I move it to my laptop display, some elements like tooltips and the save dialog are microscopic:

 

 

 

So in theory, they implemented multi monitor DPI in this Chromium ticket, but its implementation is garbage. Windows 10 realized that its OS level support for this stunk, so in the Anniversary Update, they added a thing called DPI_AWARENESS_CONTEXT_PER_MONITOR_AWARE_V2, which fixes a bunch of bugs. Of course, there’s a ticket to implement it here, which is unassigned and idle for over a year

You know what browsers don’t have this issue?

  • Firefox
  • Edge

Get your fucking lives together, Google. This is a technological embarrassment in 2018 that this isn’t supported properly. You don’t need to be a QA Engineer to see that it looks like shit. These are blatant UI issues that make the browser look horrendous. Come on. Don’t developers have multiple monitors. Can’t they realize this is junk?

Fix it.

Ajit Pai Just Ruined the Internet and I Hope he Dies in a Bus Fire

Portfolioso December 13, 2017 Computer/ Tech Related, Rants

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Welp, that’s all folks. This corporate shill just ruined the internet as you know it. Ajit Pai, a goofy looking, ex-Verizon lawyer who has been paid millions of dollars by multiple ISPs and injected into the FCC by imbecile Donald Trump has just ruined the internet.

Net Neutrality, the concept that all is nothing new. I blogged about it in 2006. The same lobbyist ISPs tried to get this to pass back in 2015 and like today, people were outraged by it. Only difference is, the leadership at the time actually gave a shit about the people they represent and listened to them.

This fucking dolt Ajit Pai is worse than a Disney villain. He has absolutely no regard for what anyone thinks, except the ISP and lobbyist dicks he’s choking on. He makes up complete and utter bullshit that is not backed by any fact whatsoever, and has no clue how the internet works.

Top engineers, Tim Berners-Lee (the inventor of the goddamn world wide web), and other intellectuals with their PhDs submitted a 43 page document explaining why repealing Net Neutrality would be bad, and benefits of why things should stay as is.  I don’t know about you, but I’d listen to the smartest engineers/inventors who know how the internet works, not some jagoff who receives lobbyist money from large corporations.

The “Restoring Internet Freedom” measure, a complete misnomer, has received tons of public comments on fcc.gov. John Oliver created gofccyourself.com, linking to the public record, then the site mysteriously “broke” for a little bit. Along with thousands of outraged citizens, there are also thousands of fake comments, which have been proven by data analysis (many from Russia). In fact, the New York Attorney General opened an official investigation on these fake comments. Pai basically told him to go fuck himself and he would hold the vote anyway.

According to FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel, “There are as many 1 million stolen identities in our record, and that’s identity theft, where people’s names and addresses have been taken and comments have been submitted on their behalf, without their knowledge. We also have roughly half a million comments filed from Russian email addresses, and then we’ve got 50,000 consumer complaints that were filed at this agency that are somehow not present in the FCC record. And on top of that, we’ve had an allegation of a distributed denial-of-service attack, which is under investigation by the Government Accountability Office. So you add all of this up, and you have a record here that is a mess and its integrity is in question.” [source]

Let’s talk a little bit about Internet Service Providers (ISPs)… They stink. The US has pretty bad internet compared with other civilized countries. ISPs paid 101 million to members of Congress! $101 million! Don’t pay idiot politicians $101 million. Actually invest that into making your shitty service better so you don’t need to lobby for idiotic rules. PS – Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) spent $572 million on attempts to influence the FCC and other government agencies since 2008 [source]. Do you really think they’d spend that kind of money if they didn’t want to implement all kinds of shady shit to squeeze more money out of the public? Comcast was originally like, nah, we won’t have paid prioritization – but then deleted their promise the same day these rules were proposed. Blasphemy!

And here’s another problem – because of the poor state of political affairs in this country at the moment, this is sadly turning into a political matter. Ignorant Republicans (with the exception of these peeps) in this divided, dumb shit, second world country, who have NO CLUE how the internet works, are in a goddamn fantasy world. They don’t understand technology. They just see all the conservative news outlets calling Net Neutrality “Obama-era regulations” and because Obama is the devil child, they immediately want anything to do with him reversed.

They’ll incorrectly argue: “Oh, but the internet was fine before 2015 when Obama’s crew implemented these heavy handed regulations…” Go eat a dick. No it wasn’t. Here’s some shady shit some ISPs pulled and WILL pull again if Net Neutrality is repealed:

  • In 2005, a small ISP in North Carolina blocked Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), preventing its customers from using competing third party services [source]
  • In 2007, Comcast throttled BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic. This interfered with other protocols [source]
  • In August of 2012, AT&T blocked Facetime on its network and later that year, added a more expensive data plans that allowed its use Facetime. They admitted it was a scheme to get people to upgrade to more expensive plans [source]
  • In 2012, Comcast announced that it would favor its own video-on-demand streaming services over third-party competitor services, by charging customers for the data they used to stream competitor services [source]

Another shit argument by pro Net Neutrality idiots: “Oh, but these heavy handed regulations stifle competition. / Who cares if the ISPs charge me more if I don’t use something. / What’s wrong with how the internet was before 2015?” Are you a fucking idiot? What competition? I don’t know about you, but I don’t really have much of a choice when it comes to my internet provider. And you really think your bill will go down if you don’t pay for services/sites you don’t use? Get real! Do you want the internet to turn into how cable TV is? With upsells, packages and cable companies dropping networks because their fees are too high? Get the fuck out of my face. And this measure isn’t just undoing the 2015 legislation. It’s adding all kinds of sneaky bullshit that will help large corporations and hurt consumers.

I don’t understand how anyone with a good conscience can be this stubborn and ignore the facts. If I were in office and thousands of people hated me and told me I was doing something wrong, they are probably right. I don’t care how much money ISPs are putting in my pockets, I have morals. Actually, I’d take their money and still do what was best for the public – fuck ’em.

So if you support the repeal of Net Neutrality after reading all of this, you’re either (1) a moron who doesn’t understand how the internet works (2) controlled/paid for by evil corporations or (3) blindly siding with Republicans just because you hate Democrats and they support Net Neutrality.

Ajit Pai – I hope you die in a bus fire.

PS – Drawing a dick on Ajit Pai’s face in MS Paint was extremely satisfying and therapeutic.

If you take out a mortgage to buy Bitcoin, you’re a certified moron and deserve to lose it all

Portfolioso December 12, 2017 Rants ,

CNBC – Bitcoin is in the “mania” phase, with some people even borrowing money to get in on the action, securities regulator Joseph Borg told CNBC on Monday.  “We’ve seen mortgages being taken out to buy bitcoin. People do credit cards, equity lines,” said Borg, president of the North American Securities Administrators Association, a voluntary organization devoted to investor protection.

Fucking idiots. Doesn’t anyone learn from history? You had tulip mania, the Great Depression and the dot com bubble, just to name a few. Things will always bubble. The bubble will always burst. Markets are cyclical. Some people will get rich with limited effort, but  it’s economically impossible for every single person to jump on the bandwagon and have the value increase forever. It just does not work like that.

Have a few hundred dollars to spare and want to play around, understanding it’s a gamble? By all means, I hope you make a quick buck. But if you buy Bitcoin or some other cryptocurrency with money you don’t even have, you are a certified moron and should just kill yourself. When the price comes down and you can’t pay anything back, then what? You might as well just use it to go on vacation or buy lavish goods, because you’re investing in something that is going to crash hard. It’ll be around forever and eventually stabilize, but you have to wait it out dudes.

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