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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.

Guy Sues Rachel Ray’s Dog Food Company Because it Contains Glyphosate

Portfolioso August 8, 2018 Useless Update

People – On Monday, news broke that Rachael Ray‘s dog food company Nutrish is being sued by a man claiming the products contain the herbicide glyphosate and are therefore not “natural,” as advertised.

So Rachel Ray has this dog food company called Nutrish, which is supposed to be all natural, and some guy is suing them because it contains glyphosate (aka the active chemical in Monsanto’s RoundUp). Glyphosate is carcinogenic as fuck, even though it does not cause cancer in dimwitted Trump supporters according to the EPA.

I’m not a huge Rachel Ray fan, but I can’t hold her company responsible for this. Should “natural” foods not be sprayed with these shit pesticides? Yes. But the environment is 100% fucked. There’s no way to prevent it unless you grow your shit hydroponically underground in a bubble. Because If I’m an organic farm that decides not to use pesticides but the guy on the farm next door sprays his shit with X, Y and Z and guess what? There’s wind! The wind blows it onto my organic crops and now you’re eating cancer.

Glyphosate is in everything. It’s in you and me right now. This is because Monsanto is a piece of shit evil corporation, who can eat a dick,  promoted the use of this poison since the 1970s and spent billions of dollars buying up scientists saying it’s safe and genetically engineering crops to be resistant to it. It’s in everything and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

But here’s what really made me chuckle:

“As animal lovers and humans, it goes without saying that we do not add pesticides to our products as an ingredient,” [Bobby Modi, vice president of pet food and pet snacks for The J.M. Smucker Company, Nutrish’s parent company] continued.

BAHAHAH. Thanks captain obvious…  I’d hope no company willingly adds pesticides to food ingredients.

Unfortunately, this case needs to be dismissed. It’ll set a bad precedent. We can’t sue every single company for every single contaminant because it’ll never end. I mean, yes, if Company X is deliberately poisoning shit and being deceptive to boost profits, by all means… Is Nutrish contaminated with glyphosate? Probably. Is is less contaminated than other dogfood which is not as natural and uses ingredients from fields treated with myriads of chemicals? Probably. Pick the lesser of two evils and move on with your life.

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.

I Don’t Have any Problem With an Emotional Support Dog Biting Your Dumbass Kid

Portfolioso February 23, 2018 Useless Update

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday that a dog injured a child as passengers boarded a flight in Phoenix, an event likely to fuel the debate over the growing number of emotional-support animals on planes.

A passenger on Wednesday’s Phoenix-to-Portland, Oregon, flight tweeted that a dog bit a girl as she approached it, and that she screamed and cried. The man, Todd Rice, did not immediately respond to a Twitter message seeking further comment.

Southwest said the dog’s teeth “scraped a child’s forehead” and paramedics checked the girl, who appeared to be 6 or 7 years old.

Southwest spokeswoman Melissa Ford said the dog was in the plane’s first row of seats with its owner, who said he warned the girl not to approach his dog.

Police interviewed the girl’s family and the dog’s owner. The family decided to remain on the plane, while the dog and its owner left and took a later flight, Ford said.

Judgment in favor of the support dog and his or her owner! The dog is a very good boy or girl, providing emotional support and protecting its owner from annoying little humans.

Rule number one with dogs (or really any pets) is that you always have to ask its owner permission to embrace it. Period. This is 100% the girl’s parent’ fault for not keeping their kid on a leash. They should have taught this to their child, and if the kid still didn’t listen, stopped her. I read 4-5 articles from different news sites to try to understand the full picture and my opinion stands. None of the articles mention the girl’s parents… That’s probably because they were like “well shit, we have no case here, they told our daughter not to pet the dog and she did anyway.” You know what also has signs that say Do Not Touch? The third rail. Getting a minor scrape on your face is nothing compared to electrocuting yourself to death.

This here is some bullshit:

  1. The flight was delayed 20 minutes, and you know how I feel about wasting people’s time
  2. The person with the emotional support animal had to take a later flight. F that noise. I’d throw the kid off the plane instead.

Also, fuck Kristine Phillips at the Washington Post for writing a biased article like an asshole:

She’s probably a cat loving, dog hating asshole. Nowhere did she mention that the owner told the girl not to approach the dog. Shame on her for that bullshit, completely misleading headline that made it sound like a child was attacked out of the blue.  Nope. A little girl didn’t “see a dog” and get attacked. She approached it when the owner told her not to. Serves her right. There are consequences for not following instructions and getting bitten in the face is a very good lesson.

But of course, America is getting softer by the day and I’m sure Southwest will change their policies on emotional support animals.

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