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dv8
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dv8
2 months ago

This brings to mind “The Moth Joke.” that Norm MacDonald told. Look it up on youtube, The clip where he did it on connan or letterman. I can’t remember which.

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 months ago
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Hi, Dv8. I have no idea who Norm McDonald is, but everyone is talking about him.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Contemplative Moth Sunday greetin’s, GN!

Hi, dv8 (and Harper!!1!)!

Seems like there were, indeed, election shenanigans in Maricopa County; why would various media be suppressing the story, hmmmmm?

Just learned that Trump held a rally in GA yesterday; crowd estimates vary wildly (from 8K to 20K+). Haven’t been as on top of the news the past several days as I normally am, but it’s weird I missed that story entirely. Wee-yurd, I tells ya.

I think today will be one of sloth here at CasaK; BBL.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
2 months ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), and Fatwa!

Philosophical moths? Are they training to horn in on the Chuang Tzu market?

It’s amazing what stories never make it into the national media. It’s almost as if there were some conspiracy to control the narrative. But that can’t be right. Naw, I’m sure it’s just coincidence.
Over and over, again.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 months ago

Hi, Paddy. We have become an un-serious people wanting to be told what to think instead of thinking for ourselves.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 months ago

Deep thoughts from moths? Well, why not?

Good morning, Dv8, and Fatwa -- happy Sunday, GN.

I watched some the Trump rally -- hard to estimate crowd size, but it looked like a lot of people there. He was pretty blunt about his disdain for most of the Georgia Republicans and judging from the reaction, most of the crowd agreed with him.

My take on the AZ election audit results.

Back in the olden days when I used to work in manufacturing, it was common to do an annual physical inventory of all parts. Physical inventories were usually mandated by Finance and were always a big deal usually starting on a Friday and running through Sunday. What mattered to Finance was dollars; what mattered to Materials was inventory accuracy. When there was a conflict, dollars always won.

On Friday, all transactions stopped -- you’d “freeze” the inventory -- and initial reports of parts,locations, and quantities would be produced. Count cards/sheets would be handed out to all the workers and off they’d go to count parts -- sometimes the counter would know how many parts he should find; other times he’d just get a part # and location.

It was well known in the industry that from a Materials perspective, your inventory was never as inaccurate as the day after the PI finished. Why?

  1. Time constraints -- you could only shut down manufacturing for so long without it impacting the company. That’s why the inventory occurred on a weekend. Before work started on Monday, the inventory had to be done and all records updated.
  2. Experience -- warehouse and stockroom workers knew how to count parts. They knew what the parts looked like; they knew how to operate the equipment needed to move and count parts. For a PI, you needed not just those workers, but most of the company to help out (because see 1 above) -- so you had employees that had never even seen, much less touched, the parts that went into their products wandering around the plant site counting parts.
  3. Variances -- not all parts had equal value. Most companies I worked at used an ABC classification of parts based on $ value and annual usage derived from Pareto analysis. “A” parts may have had zero variance: frozen quantity had to equal counted quantity; “B” parts could be maybe +/- 5%; “C” parts +/- 15% or whatever. If the counted quantity was outside of the established tolerance, then it had to be researched and recounted. Regardless of any variances, the quantity counted during the PI became the booked quantity on Monday.
  4. Dollars win -- Finance didn’t care about parts and quantities -- they only cared about the value of the inventory. So if they thought you had $1M worth of parts before you started counting, it didn’t matter how you got close to that number as long as you did. So if you wrote up the quantity on a bunch of parts and wrote down the quantity on another bunch, if the $ value worked out it was a success.

Once the PI finished, you could expect that the company would trumpet that their inventory accuracy was at 95% or some such thing based on the financial/dollar results, whereas we all knew that was bullshit from what we cared about: inventory accuracy.

In the AZ audit, they found that the total vote tally showing Biden won didn’t change. In PI terms, frozen dollar value equaled the counted dollar value. What they also found were a lot of discrepancies and oddities that call into question the validity of the vote totals. In PI terms, dollar totals may be acceptable, but inventory accuracy is off. One interpretation is embraced by the MSM; the other, equally valid, isn’t.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
2 months ago
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Interesting analogy, Sven. Thanks!

I only had to go through one PI in my career. In that one, the salaried employees did all of the work over the weekend (without pay, of course), and it involved climbing the warehouse shelving (ladders? we don’ need no steenking ladders) to open up the 4’x4’x4′ boxes and counting the individual boxes inside. I noticed a large percentage of people left after lunch, even though we weren’t released, so I worked a couple of more hours then bailed.

At the brick and mortar school I worked at, the district didn’t seem overly concerned with inventory. When my first district-issued laptop died I asked IT what they wanted me to do with it. They said to dispose of it. Do you need the asset number? Nope! It’s too old, we don’t care.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 months ago

Shit like this pisses me off to no end. Kamala Harris: “As we all know it evoked images of some of the worst moments of our history where that kind of behavior has been used against the indigenous people of our country, has been used against African Americans during times of slavery”

It’s not “our history.” It’s the world’s history. I am so tired of the bullshit narrative that slavery was somehow a uniquely American invention.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 months ago

Taking it easy today -- watching some football. My love affair with the Raiders is still over, but the NFL while paying lip service to the woke/blm crowd is at least not as much in your face with it as they were last year. I also like seeing packed stadiums with unmasked fans. I think this is crushing the covid madness more than anything else going on.

Tomorrow is a big day for me -- back to UCLA to get this bandage removed from my right eye and to see if the cornea has healed significantly. It’s been a month now and rather unpleasant. I’ve slept through maybe 2-3 nights in that time span and have had more days with pain, discomfort, or blurry vision than I can remember.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
2 months ago
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Prayers for healing and a restoration of health, Sven. I pray tomorrow goes well for you.

dv8
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dv8
2 months ago

Well, I guess it’s time to go to sleep pretty soon. I’ve flipped my schedule around again, I was able to go to church and Harper made a valiant effort to go with me, but ultimately gave up on various grounds.

I’m still going through the Savage Podcast while driving and at work, while occasionally listening to the current ones every couple of weeks or so. As of now, I’m on to the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021, rather. So I’m getting close to the present time. It doesn’t take that long as there are only 2 or 3, but usually 2 podcasts per week, and they only last an hour or so. I manage to get through quite a number of them during a 12 hour shift, even given I’m hitting pause and rewind when I have to leave the warehouse, and/or the car. I’ve kinda caught up to the ones I’ve probably heard before, mostly. The interesting thing about him is that he goes off on very interesting tangents about history and other interdisciplinary topics which make for better repeat listening. As we all discussed, not everyone can take his brusque New York manner, but in my case, it reminds me of my Dad. So much so, in fact, that some “Savageisms,” are indistinguishable from my own “Daddyisms.”

My first foray into pool mining was not successful. I had port or firewall issues, which I’ve been unable to diagnose at the present time. But I’m am reasonably confident that I have my software and my own firewall program configured correctly.