Oct 23, 2017 - CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #566. I just turned sixty-five. It is, by any measure, an advanced age. It is not the new fifty-five, or the new ...
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #566
I just turned sixty-five. It is, by any measure, an advanced
age. It is not the new fifty-five, or the new sixty. It is
just old. And it has forced me to do some serious soulsearching,
to ask myself a tough and vaguely frightening
question: How will I know when it's time to quit? What signal,
mental or physical, should I look for that tells me it's time to
stop writing sitcoms? After much careful thought, the answer
came to me. The day I sit on the toilet and my balls hit the
water, I'm done.
I started to think about this like an engineer or builder would which might be funny in itself to you.
How big is your toilet seat? Some are very small which would put you higher if you are a certain sized rear end.
another factor is how big is your toilet and what is the distance from the top of the toilet seat that you sit on to the water? The longer the distance to the water the less likely you will feel the cold late at night.
So, in the end you could be: depending upon all these factors, be experiencing this at almost any age depending upon the size of the toilet seat and the height of the toilet and the distance between the toilet seat and the water.
So, you could experience this at age 20 on some toilets or at age 90 or never on other toilets. It all depends upon various things including your genetics.
You might think this is funny or not but it's actually the truth from an engineering standpoint.
So, if you sometimes scream for no reason in the middle of the night maybe you should start with a 4 to 5 inch tall toilet seat to begin with in your bathroom?
If you have enough money to do this you can get a bot that takes the place of people. So, you can pretend real people visited an article (which usually is fake). This is one of the ways Russians used fake articles and pretending millions of people visited them. They started by Bots visiting these articles from one or more computers to give the effect that actual people visited these fake articles. Once they did this they could incite violence through riots etc. through these fake articles because people saw the number of (supposed people) who had visited these articles but were really Bots masqueraded as people and mostly not real people. (At least in the beginning of the fake Viral Articles and videos that caused violence, riots and bad votes in the election. The Russians and other countries do this all over the world to create chaos or any outcome they want to create.
If you know this is happening then there is more chance that you can do something about it to protect yourselves and others from harm. There is also more chance you can protect your own governments from malicious harm too.
An Internet bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks (scripts) over the Internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone.
An Internet bot, also known as web robot, WWW robot or simply bot, is a software application that runs automated tasks (scripts) over the Internet.
Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally
repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human
alone. The largest use of bots is in web spidering (web crawler),
in which an automated script fetches, analyzes and files information
from web servers at many times the speed of a human. More than half of
all web traffic is made up of bots.
Efforts by servers hosting websites to counteract bots vary. Servers
may choose to outline rules on the behaviour of internet bots by
implementing a robots.txt
file: this file is simply text stating the rules governing a bot's
behaviour on that server. Any bot interacting with (or 'spidering') any
server that does not follow these rules should, in theory, be denied
access to, or removed from, the affected website. If the only rule
implementation by a server is a posted text file with no associated
program/software/app, then adhering to those rules is entirely voluntary
– in reality there is no way to enforce those rules, or even to ensure
that a bot's creator or implementer acknowledges, or even reads, the
robots.txt file contents. Some bots are "good" – e.g. search engine
spiders – while others can be used to launch malicious and harsh
attacks. For example, in political campaigns.
There has been a great deal of controversy about the use of bots in an automated trading function. Auction website eBay
has been to court in an attempt to suppress a third-party company from
using bots to traverse their site looking for bargains; this approach
backfired on eBay and attracted the attention of further bots. The United Kingdom-based bet exchangeBetfair
saw such a large amount of traffic coming from bots they launched a
WebService API aimed at bot programmers through which Betfair can
actively manage bot interactions.
Bot farms are known to be used in online app stores, like the Apple App Store and Google Play, to manipulate positions or to increase positive ratings/reviews.
Bots are also used to buy up good seats for concerts, particularly by ticket brokers who resell the tickets.
Bots are employed against entertainment event-ticketing sites. The bots
are used by ticket brokers to unfairly obtain the best seats for
themselves while depriving the general public of also having a chance to
obtain the good seats. The bot runs through the purchase process and
obtains better seats by pulling as many seats back as it can.
Bots are also used to increase views for YouTube videos.
Bots are used to increase traffic counts on analytics reporting to
extract money from advertisers. A study by comScore found that 54
percent of display ads shown in thousands of campaigns between May 2012
and February 2013 never appeared in front of a human being.
in 2012, reporter Percy von Lipinski reported that he discovered
millions of bot or botted or pinged views at CNN iReport. CNN iReport
quietly removed millions of views from the account of so-called
superstar iReporter Chris Morrow. It is not known if the ad revenue received by CNN from the fake views was ever returned to the advertisers.
The most widely used anti-bot technique is the use of CAPTCHA, which is a form of Turing test
used to distinguish between a human user and a less-sophisticated
AI-powered bot, by the use of graphically-encoded human-readable text.
Examples of providers include Recaptcha, and commercial companies such as Minteye, Solve Media, and NuCaptcha. Captchas, however, are not foolproof in preventing bots as they can often be circumvented by computer character recognition, security holes, and even by outsourcing captcha solving to cheap laborers.
Facebook, Twitter, Google defend their role in election
by Seth Fiegerman and Dylan Byers @CNNMoney October 31, 2017: 5:38 PM ET
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Silicon Valley is settling in to get grilled by Washington.
Executives from Facebook(FB, Tech30), Twitter(TWTR, Tech30) and Google(GOOGL, Tech30)
testified before Congress Tuesday in the first of three hearings this
week into how foreign nationals used social media to meddle in the 2016
At the hearing, held by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and
Terrorism, the tech companies were pressed on their ability to prevent
bad actors from taking advantage of their platforms through ads and
"I'm trying to get us down from la la land here.
The truth of the matter is you have 5 million advertisers that change
every month, every minute, probably every second," Sen. John Kennedy, a
Louisiana Republican, asked Colin Stretch, Facebook's general counsel.
"You don't have the ability to know who every one of those advertisers
is, do you?"
Stretch admitted Facebook had limitations on what
it could know. "To your question about seeing essentially behind the
platform, to understand if there are shell corporations, of course the
answer is no," he said. "We cannot see behind the activity."
The heated exchange highlights the difficulties these online companies
face in trying to monitor their massive audience of users and crack down
on foreign election meddling and misinformation campaigns.
prepared testimony for the first hearing, the tech companies revealed
the sweeping scale of Russian influence operations on their platforms.
Facebook informed lawmakers that roughly 126 million Americans
may have been exposed to content generated on its platform by a Russian
government-linked troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency
between June 2015 and August 2017.
Twitter disclosed that it hasidentified
2,752 accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency. It found a total
of 36,746 accounts that appeared to be associated with Russia, though
not necessarily with the Internet Research Agency,which generated automated, election-related content. Related: Exclusive: Russian-bought Black Lives Matter ad on Facebook targeted Baltimore and Ferguson
Multiple Russian-boughts ads were displayed at the hearing, including a
Facebook post from a page called Heart of Texas claiming Hillary
Clinton had a 69% disapproval rate among veterans and another Facebook
event called "Miners for Trump."
In one particularly tense
moment, Senator Al Franken repeatedly pressed Stretch on how a
sophisticated service like Facebook could possibly miss Russian actors
buying these U.S. election ads "with rubles."
signals we missed," Stretch said. He stopped short of saying Facebook
would commit to stop running political ads in the U.S. paid for by
In another exchange, the Twitter and Facebook
officials admitted that other countries could take advantage of their
platforms. When asked if either North Korea or Turkmenistan may have
done so already, Stretch said Facebook was not aware of it.
"The bottom line is these platforms are being used by people who wish us
harm and wish to undercut our way of life," Senator Lindsey Graham
The tech companies condemned the Russian activity and pledged to continue investigating it and cracking down where necessary.
"This type of activity creates not only a bad user experience, but also
a distrust for the platform," said Sean Edgett, acting general counsel
at Twitter. "So we are committed every single day to getting better at
solving this problem."
The hearings and new disclosures cast a
harsh spotlight on the immense power of the tech companies at a time
when there is renewed interest in greater regulation for the industry.
"I'm very proud that the three companies you are presenting here today
are American companies and I think you do enormous good, but your power
sometimes scares me," Sen. Kennedy said at the hearing. Related: 'Kill them all' -- Russian-linked Facebook accounts called for violence
This month, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation called the Honest Ads Act to require new disclosures for political ads that appear online on sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Both Facebook and Twitter have preemptively promised greater transparency
for political ads, but that may not be enough to appease legislators.
Senator Mark Warner, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence
Committee, suggested he would press the issue at one of the hearings
scheduled for Wednesday.
"How do they plan to work with
Congress to make sure this doesn't happen again?" Warner wrote on
Twitter Tuesday. "Specifically on legislation like the #HonestAds Act."
But Warner and his colleagues won't be able to raise those concerns
with tech CEOs at the hearings. The three companies will be represented
by their general counsels at the hearings this week, and not any of
their more well-known executives.
If you are not compassionate to yourselves you cannot have integrity with yourselves. If you cannot have both compassion and integrity with yourselves you will tend to self destruct either directly or indirectly.
If you are not compassionate to others they will tend to harm or injure you in various ways or even kill you. So, here again your compassion of others may very well save your life one day or save you from a maiming injury.
However, it is also compassionate to remove yourselves from others who are violent and harmful whenever you can and survive it. In this you are being compassionate to yourselves by saving your own life and being compassionate to those harming you so they won't have even more karma against them from the harm they cause to you.
Because most people reading this have very good karma and to harm any of them including myself might be 100 to 1000 times worse than harming the average person karma wise.
The more good someone is able to do in any lifetime the more bad karma comes from harming that person or killing that person.
So, once again, Compassion is necessary to learn even to make it to 20 or 30 years of age anywhere on earth.
However, we are NOT talking about idiot compassion that often gets people killed.
You must be intelligent about your compassionate acts towards yourselves and others.
It must be wise right mindful compassion that is as efficient as you can make it to be beneficial to yourselves and all mankind and the whole universe in the past, present and future.
I think the only useful comparison would be Nixon and how all that turned out. HOwever, Nixon was only guilty of the Watergate Break in and was then pardoned by President Ford, (his vice president) who became president when Nixon had to resign.
IF Trump's Goose is cooked likely Pence would also pardon Trump (if he isn't also embroiled somehow in this conspiracy against the U.S. government like Trump likely will be too).
So, I think people both Republican and Democrat need to think about what comes next after Trump?
Because our nation still has to go on just like we did when Nixon resigned then.
My thought this Halloween is Mueller is saying "Trick or Treat" to Trump which is ominous in itself in a variety of ways internationally. Because China, Russia and the U.S. are like Elephants in a barn and when the elephants go wild like now, mice (smaller countries) sometimes end or change because they get stepped on in these bigger fights.