Author: The BPI Squirrel

Ug and Morug

If only the Fizzix Department could make that time machine work…. (More) Okay, the cavemen in that photo aren’t Ug and Morug. They’re Sticks and Rocky, from the Australian TV series Soul Mates. I wanted to take photos of Ug and Morug, but they were camera shy. Also, the BPI Fizzix Department still doesn’t have that time machine working, so much of my interview is, in Hollywood terms, “Based on a True Story.” +++++ Squirrel@BPI: Hi guys. Thanks for letting me interview you. Ug@WayLongAgo: Ug. Squirrel@BPI: Well yes, CNN did fire Jeffrey Lord for that “Sieg Heil!” tweet. He...

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The ‘Party of Ideas?’

Much of our media still treat the GOP as the “party of ideas.” Even if they have none. (More) “They have no message, no plan, no leaders” That’s not some wingnut raging against Democrats as “the party of no ideas” in his local paper. Instead, it’s left-wing darling Michael Moore: If u think the party who's won the vote in 6 o last 7 Prez votes but holds ZERO power &is now 0-4 in 2017 votes is going to win next year… — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) June 21, 2017 …get a friggin' clue. The DNC&DCCC has NO idea how...

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North Korea and Weapons of Mass Distraction

The God-King seems to want a nuclear squirrel…. (More) Not a real squirrel, of course. We squirrels invented a lot, but not nuclear weapons. That’s all on you humans. But “Squirrel!” is a common slang for distraction. Not that we’re easily distracted. Instead, the slang implies, we’re why dogs jerk at their leashes and drag their owners toward trees. Or maybe they just want to sniff other dogs’ pee. Which is kinda what the God-King and Kim Jong Un are doing this week. I guess the God-King got bored with golf – or upset at polls that show three-quarters...

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Google, Company Policy, and Wingnut Hypocrisy

If you don’t like your boss’ rules, wingnuts say, then get another job. Except for rules about respecting your colleagues…. (More) “Our words matter” Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote a blunt and clear response to the whiny, misogynistic screed that went viral from an employee message board: From: Sundar Subject: Our words matter This has been a very difficult few days. I wanted to provide an update on the memo that was circulated over this past week. First, let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that...

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Google, Statistics, and Bullshit

The mail room clerk addressed this yesterday, and I want to add my two macadamias…. (More) “I think for girls, you cannot be what you cannot see” It’s no secret that men dominate the programming industry. The numbers vary from company to company, but across the industry it’s about 3:1 male-to-female among IT professionals, and a bit higher among programmers. In high school Advanced Placement computer science exam requests, young men outnumber young women by 4:1. So it’s easy to dismiss the disparity in hiring as merely mirroring ‘fundamental’ gender-based differences, as a Google employee did in his infamous...

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