You see the clerk at the cash register who is supposed to ring you out when you are ready to pay for your purchases and the fool clerk is wearing their covid-19 face mask with their nose fully exposed … thus providing an excellent opportunity for them to infect you with their germy breath ….
First I ask them to cover their nose.
If they refuse, I just leave the entire cart of purchases and walk out of the store!
I have a right to protect my life from the foolish actions of fools.
These assholes do not get to breathe their virus onto me!
(Monday, June 29, 2020) —– I finally got rid of my Windows computers and replaced them all with Chromebook and the Ubuntu distribution of Linux. I am now a happy camper! No more hassle with the Microsoft operating systems … Freedom!!!
I now have three different all-in-one computers in the residence now … one Chromebook, One Hewitt Packard with XTRA PC usb flash drive installed and one new Hewitt Packard all-in-one with the Ubuntu 20.04 operating system installed. All my computers have either 21-inch or more viewing area on their monitors and all are self contained in one complete operating unit (No towers to contend with.).
The Ubuntu computer’s fans were cycling on and off regularly and were a little distracting with the sound they make, so I checked my CPU usage and discovered that the fans were cycling so much because the computer was heating up — so I unhooked my WIFI and that causes the computer to use a lot less CPU energy and the heat level fell and the fans quieted down considerably.
This is a no loss situation for me because all my computers are always in static positions and I never travel with them. (They are too big to travel with anyway and I detest laptops so I don’t own any laptops.) The last laptop I used was way back when and it was one I kept in the jet, but the pilot hated me using it in flight so I rarely ever did … In those days computer signals could interfere with aircraft systems sometimes … and I do love Life. LOL.
On the boat we always had ship-to-shore radio telecommunications so computers were non starters on the water. I am assuming that by now somebody has managed to combine the ship-to-shore with a computer but that is no skin off my nose because I am a confirmed land lubber these days and have been since 2001.
The Linux system that I am using is secure as secure can be … no need for adding an antivirus program because everything in a linux distribution is always sandboxed and once you have finished using your computer for a task, your trail is erased (Unless something gets into the cloud … and then that is a different story).
Even though the experts said I do not need to use antivirus on my Ubuntu, I am running a couple of helper programs, (1) Duck Duck Go privacy browser, (U-block Origin) and (Https Everywhere) in addition to (Privacy Badger.). All those little programs keep trackers at bay and it is my understanding that there are no known viruses that attack linux systems and since Linux is open source, the community is always working to make it more secure and if a problem is detected, they are quick to issue a patch for it.
So that is what is happening with me and computers this morning for anyone who is interested in such things.
If you are thinking of purchasing anything electronic on one of the major online shopping sites, let me share a few experiences with you:
Times are tough and money is tight so be extra careful out there.
I purchased a flash drive that was supposed to have a computer operating system on it and I paid more than $20 for it.
When the flash drive arrived, I booted the computer up on it and all I could ever get was “Missing Operating System.”
In other words, I had purchased, paid for and received a flash drive that was totally empty of any necessary data needed to cause an operating program to become active on my computer.
I did this three different times with three different sellers and the result was always the same: Either the item that I received would not perform as it was represented by the seller or it would not perform at all.
If you are going to shop online, then check and make sure the seller you plan to deal with has a solid reputation with the online shopping site that you wish to use …. and most such sites do rate their sellers on the experiences reported by customers.
Let History note and remember that there is a gargantuan dust cloud over portions of The United States right now …. a dust cloud that traveled across the oceans to reach our Southwestern shores and which is even now making its presence known by irritating the hell out of people with asthmatic conditions and by spectacularly-colored sunsets in some portions of the country. I expect that since houses and buildings tend to “Breathe,” we will be using our vacuum sweeper and dust rags a lot more for a couple of days. Has anything good ever come out of Africa? This nuisance came from the Saharan desert.
The squatter in the white house reportedly ordered all the stickers that had been placed on the seats in the stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma removed …. the stickers that warned people to keep their social distancing because of the coronavirus while inside the huge 19,000-seat arena where “Trump” had planned to give the “Greatest” speech pf his presidency and during which he spoke of little else than the reasons why he walked so slowly down an exit ramp at the graduation ceremony at West Point (He had leather-bottomed shoes and the ramp was slick) and the reason that he had a little problem drinking a glass of water with one hand ….It seems he had lost some feeling in his arm after having saluted all 1100+ cadets at the ceremony, two-at-a-time …. and then the president spent a few minutes reassuring the adoring crowds that he could, indeed, hold onto a glass of water with one hand …. and that was about the content of the “Greatest” speech he had ever given …. moving on now ….
I notice that Vice President Pence has either cancelled some campaign appearances or has rescheduled them after spending quite some time on podiums declaring how well The United States has been controlling the Covid-19 pandemic and how the reopening of the various affected states has been going ….. apparently the Vice President is walking back on some of his “We’ve got this thing under control” position because this very morning, we are seeing the highest numbers of covid cases ever recorded spiking like a frog f**king a lilly pad —- the thing is out of control, folks, and nobody seems to know even a little bit about what to do …. it is pandemonium …… Even the President has been reported in some media as being in a subdued state of panic.
I had three servings of steamed spinach and a smoked sausage for breakfast, followed a little later by a lunch of pork steak and mashed potatoes ….
It is a little cooler outside as I write this…. but it is June and I am expecting the heat and humidity to return before we know it. I am also awaiting notice in the media of the great drought that I had predicted for the Western United States and the rest of the world …. a drought so problematic that it will cause concerns about the food supply chain again …. just like the pandemic did when it first started out.
There are rumors circulating that the Russians had paid some Afghani assholes rewards (Bounties) for killing American Military Service People and if this is true it is supposed to become a “Benghazi” moment for the Trump administration …. do not ask me how that is supposed to work ….. but the one thing I have not read anything about yet is any news of any kind that the Americans paid any bounties on any Afghanis. Of course, as we all know, The United States is far above even considering such egregious actions as that!
The news is that Florida has now set a fine of $500 for anyone discovered refusing to wear their face covering (masks) while out in public spaces because the covid epidemic is literally killing Florida and too many of the arrogrant pussyfaces and morons who live there don’t have the sense to find their own asses in a mirror and are flouting every safety precaution they can flout — and, as a consequence, are dropping like flies over cow turds after getting the disease …. all I can say is, “If people are going to be that damned stupid, then they deserve whatever they get.”
I am certain there will be riots in Florida if anybody actually tries to enforce that new mask requirement.
Fourty-Five-Thousand new cases of covid-19 pandemic virus recorded in The United States in a single day …. 9,000 new cases recorded in Florida in a single day — and Vice President Pence comes on in a speech bragging about how America has got this pandemic under control!
The f**king virus is killing Americans like popcorn in a hot popper, the virus is spreading like wildfire … and the president and vice president are hard at work to kill Obamacare?