Tech: How to Use Find My Friends on a Mac

This works fine as an app between my IPad and my wife’s iPhone. Now I just installed it as a widget (N.B.) on my MacBook Pro, which I use less often.

There may be similar apps for Android and other operating systems, I don’t know.


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Society: Cucking stool – Wikipedia

I’m watching a recording of an old Alfred Hitchcock episode. In reference to a guillotine, he mentions a tumbril. I looked up tumbril on my gadget. And here we are…

Amazing. Back in the 60s, when the show was on, would anybody have stopped what they were doing to run to the dictionary to look up such a word? No. And now I can stop time into planes.

I love the Interwebs!

== PT
From iPhone

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Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

When it was over, I couldn’t get out of the theater fast enough.

First, I had a hard time with the plot. But that’s me. I often have a hard time with plots. The actors did their jobs, but I can’t say I had much fun.

Second, you know I always complain about the sound not being loud enough. This time the sound effects and music on the soundtrack were extremely loud – louder than anything I can remember from any any movie in a theater. And we’re talking about those giant huge speakers they must have where I was. It was louder than IMAX, but not better.

The good news is, the loudness was set so that the mumbled and whispered dialogue I always complain about was at least loud enough to hear this time. You know, I’m watching some crappy old TV series at home these days and some of the soundtracks actually pick up things like the noise their clothing makes when the characters walk across the set. If they could do that in 1970 for TV, how come we get such indistinguishable sound recording in movies? And no, I don’t need a hearing aid. And some of my flat screen LCD TVs have only those little speakers they come with, hardly serious sound equipment at all. Yet they deliver credible sound from some of those old shows.

Now please join me in clicking on the link below to see what the movie was about—some of which I’m sure I’ve missed.

Grade: C

P.S.,  I just tried reading some other people’s summaries and I find that I haven’t missed that much in the movie. I like the visuals for most of the time, but I think in the end I simply lost patience with getting to the point and stopped playing with the images. There are many notable special effects in the movie, but they didn’t tell me a story that I could hear.  This is very frustrating and I’m not trying to be picky.  The word I would use is “tiresome.“ I am glad to say I am in the minority and most critics apparently would recommend you see this movie. Best of luck.


Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years…

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Tech: A Rumor of War

===== The US may have sent Navy SEALs to South Korea with covert submarines – Business Insider

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Life: It’s Not Just Me

I liked this brain surgeon’s first book very, very much. So I’m looking forward to this next one…

“But in this book, Marsh has retired, which means he’s taking a thorough inventory of his life. His reflections and recollections make “Admissions” an even more introspective memoir than his first, if such a thing is possible. And because he’s getting older, his own mortality has become a central preoccupation — if his brain were a pie chart, death would be a fairly substantial slice.”


“Only in America have I seen so much treatment devoted to so many people with such little chance of making a useful recovery.”

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Humor: Why Older People Don’t Get Hired

I could have used this yesterday…


Job Interview:

Human Resources Manager: "What is your greatest weakness?"

Old Man : "Honesty!"

Human Resources Manager: "I don’t think honesty is a weakness."

Old Man : "I don’t give a shit what you think."

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Media: The Dotard Decoded

Almost funny, but terribly accurate. Perlman is impressive.

========= Ron Perlman Talks President Donald Trump Speech Patterns | AM Joy | MSNBC

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