My favorite music groups vs Millennials and Gen Z

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on August 29 2022 11:07 zulu

When I am either writing, coding, or working on one of my myriad projects, I have noticed these are the groups I return to again and again.

Not of sufficient interest to anyone; which, of course, I understand.

Everyone has favorite music bands, and no one cares. I am no different. I am certainly not special - yet - still - I have always thought that the more aligned the music preferences, the more aligned two personalities and the greatest probability for close friendship.

Meaning: I dislike the Beatles and 1960s culture, have no interest in Led Zeppelin, detest Madonna, and suffer headaches from ALL pop (non)musicians favored by the Milennial and Gen Z generations; instead, my Depeche Mode collection is over 200 releases, and I might have the largest assemblage of Visage CDs known...

...so I might not be among the top considerations for an obsess'd fan of classic 1960s music, who might not appreciate my ADMIRATION of Ronan Harris' (gifted) compositional work in VNV Nation (try 'Illusion' beautiful... or 'When is the Future').


The favorite bands of an aging Gen-Xer


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Amazon.com Illuminati Symbol

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on April 15 2022 12:48 zulu

I am not one for conspiratorial esoterica - I consider the New World Order to be the authoritarian ambitions of political sociopaths to re-establish a global vassalage - however while reading through the amazon.com landing page source code, I discovered:


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Switched to Yandex.com Search

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on April 03 2022 13:01 zulu

As a 30-year coder and architect, I recognize rule-based filtering and censorship in systems; so, I have removed both Google (Google motto: the NSA appreciates your compliance) and Bing (Microsoft Bing: the search engine the world uses by accident) as search-engine choices and switched to Yandex.com

Yes, you read that correctly: The Russian Yandex has become the most trustworthy and open search-engine.


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Hilarious Spam Extortion Attempts - Some Suggestions

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on October 06 2021 12:41 zulu

For a few years, I have received email variations on this common spammed-attempt at extortion; and as I cheerfully delete each one, I muse to myself '...sure, yeah, you go ahead and do that - knock yourself out..."


Yet, considering the persistence of these mass-spammed messages over the years, I must assume there is some measure of success.

If I were asked for advice: ignore these messages, and understand that maintaining hyper-vigilant paranoia while using any network-connected device - whether wi-fi or More...


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by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on August 04 2021 11:21 zulu


Read what I wrote in French and then Google's unnatural-language processed translation, and compare to a PROPER translation.


I understand this might read pedantic; and I have more than enough humility & agree, yet I have passions for linguistics and natural-language processing; so, have patience - I am offering you some advice to avoid humiliation resultant Google's - ahem - 'translations' (see the image at the end of this entry)... More...


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Lowering the bar - example of modern coding by microsoft

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on April 28 2021 02:15 zulu

THIS HAS BECOME THE MODEL FOR WRITTEN CODE (see the three images in this article).

Before inclusion into my projects, I inspect the code of others' published frameworks; even if I must decompile the assembly and run obfuscation-reversal utilities.

For what reason?

Well, take this non-sensical feast of vulnerability spaghetti, written by Microsoft GITHUB to satisfy the most undiscerning script-kiddie consumer!

Need I imagine where this embarrassment was written?

One of the salient justifications for NOT using others' "professionally written" code.


The first image is a typical example from Microsoft's GITHUB framework (with my comments as callouts).More...


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My Cursorily Written Thoughts on A.I.

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on September 06 2018 01:45 zulu


For over a decade, I have opposed the propaganda about A.I. My conclusions are evident in my Facebook respose, however cursorily written, from January 31st of this year (or a date close to that):

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