Alexa has gone to the birds

Someone filmed a parrot telling Amazon’s Alexa to turn on the lights.
Per the Daily Mail: In an amusing clip posted to Jukin Media Wednesday, a parrot named Petra can be heard ordering its owner’s virtual assistant, Alexa, to flip on the living room lights.
Petra first seemingly requests: ‘Alexa, all lights on1’ in an order the assistant immediately complies to afterward.
The parrot is then seen nodding its head as it continues to engage in a little more small talk.
Toward the end of the short clip, the pet bird is heard laughing out loud and whistling as in hangs on its habitat in the lit room. Cool!


The internet reacts to John Kelly’s statement about the Civel War and a lack of compromise

John Kelly angered the internet on Monday after saying that the civel war wouldn’t have happened if the North and South compromised.
If John F. Kelly’s goal was trying to do damage control after the indictments of three of President Trump’s associates earlier in the day, it failed epicly. Now, mr. Kelly is getting shretted online after saying that Robert E. Lee was “an honorable man who gave up his country to fight for his state,” said that “men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand,” and argued that “the lack of ability to compromise caused the Civil War. below is how the internet reacted:

Black People: hey hi we are not your property Southerners: yes the fuck you are John Kelly: damn shame they couldn’t meet in the middle

– Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) October 31, 2017 Dear John Kelly: The United States of America exists because President Lincoln did not compromise.

– Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 31, 2017 It’s irresponsible & dangerous, especially when white supremacists feel emboldened, to make fighting to maintain slavery sound courageous.

– Be A King (@BerniceKing) October 31, 2017 John Kelly to trump: “I see your Nazi sympathizing and raise you one longing for the days of slavery. #RacistPoker

– TrumpSwamp (@SwampyTrump) October 31, 2017 The Civil War was fought over slavery The Civil War was fought over slavery The Civil War was fought over slavery. This will be on the test.

– Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) October 31, 2017 According to #Kelly , had Lincoln said, “Ok. You can have slaves on Tuesdays and Saturday. There wouldn’t have been a Civil War. #absurd

– David Liberman (@ElDavisimo) October 31, 2017 You’ll never be able to spin the Civil War into a both sides were good argument.

– (((Jammy))) (@Carlisias) October 31, 2017 ? Please stop referring to John Kelly as one of the “adults.

– Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) October 31, 2017 There was compromise before the Civil War. It was called – get this – The Missouri Compromise. Didn’t work out so well.

– Nick Swan (@guitarswan) October 31, 2017 Thread: Apart from being racist, Kelly’s claim the Civil War happened because of “lack of compromise” erases the MANY compromises pre-War.

– Alexander McBooOOo? (@AlexanderMcCoy4) October 31, 2017 John Kelly wanting to compromise with slave-owners actually tells you all you need to know about John Kelly’s moral framework.

– Colin Diersing (@cdiersing) October 31, 2017 “Our new govt is founded upon … the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man” -Alexander Stephens, VP of the Confederacy

– Matt O’Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) October 31, 2017 Great to see General Kelly has turned into Colonel Klink

– scott linnen (@ScottLinnen) October 31, 2017 With the express intent of preserving slavery.

– Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 31, 2017 Dear god, a US general is unsure whose side he’s on in the Civil War. How does Gen Kelly feel about WWII?

– John SCAREavosis (@aravosis) October 31, 2017 If really wondering what Civil War was about, read the actual declarations of secession. They made it clear.

– stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) October 31, 2017 “The lack of the ability to compromise caused the Civil War” should be followed immediately by a reading of this:

– Derek Willis (@derekwillis) October 31, 2017 If you were wondering (which you shouldn’t be) yes, Slavery started the civil war.

– Kevin and Benedict (@kevandbenedict) October 31, 2017 If there was ever any doubt, we now know John Kelly is fully on board with the white supremacist Trump agenda.

– Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 31, 2017 The only way you can argue the Civil War should have been averted through compromise is if you believe black lives literally didn’t matter.

– Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) October 31, 2017 We call for the resignation of John Kelly. We won’t tolerate the defense of slaveowners.

– Omar Vaid (@omarvaid) October 31, 2017 John Kelly: Formerly: General Currently: Whore

– Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 31, 2017 Anybody that says John Kelly is the moral consciousness of the White House is gravely mistaken. John Kelly is the swamp. Fin.

– Shree ?????? (@shreec) October 31, 2017
Wow. Gen. John Kelly just said “the lack of ability to compromise led to the Civil War. Compromise on what, exactly? Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) Oct. 31, 2017
Nope. No. We’re not doing this. Slavery. Slavery was what they wouldn’t compromise over. SLAVERY. Jason Kander (@JasonKander) Oct. 31, 2017 John Kelly: “The dinosaurs should’ve compromised with the comet. Victor LaValle (@victorlavalle) Oct. 31, 2017
John F. Kelly should open his textbooks or read the “failing New York Times” they show where the nation compromised before the war:
“The Missouri Compromise, in 1820, admitted Missouri to the union as a slave state; in exchange, it admitted Maine as a free state and barred slavery in most parts of the Louisiana Purchase territory north of a specified latitude. The Compromise of 1850 eliminated the slave trade from Washington, D.C., but also required citizens of free states to aid in the capture of fugitive slaves. The Kansas-Nebraska Act, which replaced the Missouri Compromise in 1854, let citizens of Kansas and Nebraska decide whether to allow slavery.

And, of course, there was the compromise that aided the very passage of the Constitution: the Three-Fifths Compromise, which counted slaves as three-fifths of a person for the purposes of congressional districting.

Women are not going to tweet on Friday – nor am I

Women are boycotting Twitter on Friday to protest how the social media site doesn’t protect them from abuse. It all started with this tweet from@justkelly_ok.

others wayed in.
Tomorrow (Friday the 13th) will be the first day in over 10 years that I won’t tweet. Join me. #WomenBoycottTwitter

– Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 13, 2017 Ladies. Let’s do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter . Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better.

– christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017 Actors Mark Ruffalo , Terry Crews and Michael Ian Black are among the dozens of men who have pledged to join the virtual #WomenBoycottTwitter demonstration.

I stand with the women. No more tweets for me too. #WomenBoycottTwitter

– terrycrews (@terrycrews) October 13, 2017 Tomorrow I follow the Women. #WomenBoycottTwitter

– Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 13, 2017 Y’all know I know I’m addicted to this site. I will be joining the boycott. #WomenBoycottTwitter

– Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) October 13, 2017 The protest was sparked by Twitter’s temporary suspension of McGowan’s account earlier this week.
So, let me declare to you now. As of 7:28 am on October 13, 2017 I shall not tweet, nor share a singgle blog post on the micro-blogging service for one day.
It should be noted that when a blog post is posted to my wordpress account it is also posted to my Twitter account unless I stop that feature.
It isn’t fare how some women are treated on Twitter and those who say offal things (about weight, looks, and werse things) are given a free pass to continue. So, I shall not tweet for an entire day.

A friend of mine has a question about #math and #voice #dictation – I don’t have an answer.

A friend of mine wrote on Facebook of an issue that seems to frustrate her. She is looking for a device that can aid her in making math content pop up in text form by only using her voice. This is what she wrote:
“Hello math/technology people. Do any of you know of some great voice recognition math software? I’m studying calculus right now with extremely limited hand function, and have an onslaught of homework to get through. I currently use voice recognition for all of my other classes and for writing papers, but my current set-up doesn’t recognize math words. I would LOVE to be able to say f'(x) = [sec^2(theta)][-sin(theta)] and have it magically turn into text.” Can anyone help her?
If you have an answer tweet me
just click this link.

People on twitter messed with the @FBIAlbuquerque account and it was awesome!

The idea was simple – send out a tweet that talked about a program about internship and ask people to reply with the questions they had.
Well, people replied with the questions they had – most were not about the internship.
Today is the day! Join us for our live chat to answer all your questions about the #FBI Honors Internship: 2-4pm EDT 11-1 PDT #FBIHonors

– FBI Albuquerque (@FBIAlbuquerque) September 27, 2017
Check out a sampling of the wildest queries below:

Would you recommend that I settle in Albuquerque? Wanna set a shop for a blue product that I make. I am chemist teacher. Final cancer stage. Hows your relations with DEA over there ?

– Steven Jones (@jonesteven) September 27, 2017 Badger and Skinny Pete are still on the loose.

– Dan Zimmerman (@STL_t_rav) September 27, 2017 how much of Breaking Bad was real

– Caroline McCarthy (@caro) September 27, 2017 TELL US THE TRUTH BEHIND ROSWELL I KNOW WHAT YOU DID

– Atticus Goldfinch (@AtticusGF) September 27, 2017 Where can one obtain $9,980 in non-sequential twenties? Asking for a friend.

– Cranky Gordon (@CrankyGordon) September 27, 2017 Where in the hell is D. B. Cooper???

– jimi (@cebumadman) September 27, 2017 aliens? Don’t fave this if they exist.

– Amna (@AGlasgowGirl) September 27, 2017 can you confirm that avril lavigne died in 2003 and was replaced with a lookalike

– [insert wave emoji] (@WilldeFries) September 27, 2017 Does Alexa report to the FBI?

– Lou Meigs (@loumeigs1) September 27, 2017 Which particular Communist organizations would be a problem for a recruit?

– Fred N. (@LesserFrederick) September 27, 2017 Are the rumors true that you guys know where Elvis is hiding?

– Charles Bukowski (@jdawson70) September 27, 2017 Who does number 2 work for

– Chris (@Cra8456) September 27, 2017 Why did you guys screw over the Baltimore PD at the end of Season 2 of The Wire?

– Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 27, 2017 Have you gotten to go to a crime scene yet and say “who’s in charge here? Not anymore, this is FBI jurisdiction now! to the local cops?

– JT (@ElPolloLoco60) September 27, 2017

I just followed @ava you ought to as well

I just followed Ava DuVernay (@ava) on Twitter. Why? Because Rowan Blanchard (@rowanblanchard) follows her and from what I’ve seen she’s cool. This is her bio ht @ava on Twitter: Los Angeles
Mother of 9: Wrinkle in Time, 13TH, Queen Sugar, Selma, Venus Vs, Middle of Nowhere, I Will Follow, My Mic Sounds Nice, This is The Life
She has 10,739 people she’s following and 1,095,644 who are following her. I’ll make it easy for you.

Musing on a facebook post

I was skimming through Facebook when I saw this post.
“Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking. – name withheld. ___

I don’t know if this person made that up themselves or quoted it from someone else, but aside from the general tone of the post it is thought provoking when I apply the quote to myself.
I think a lot about many things. Many of these things are deep and thought provoking. So, if this phrase is true – Women spend more time wondering what men are thinking than men spend thinking – then my Girl Friend is wondering what I am thinking 72 hours a day.