[TV] The Virtual Revolution

Oh I dunno, this had better be good, Admin!

  • It can never be satisfied, the mind, never. -- Wallace Stevens

SO did you think it wasted an hour of your time or did you think it was good viewing?

If you think the former, as recompense, I am perfectly willing to waste an hour of my time...

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

I have that, Jonathan Ross and The Bubble sitting on my iPlayer unwatched, none crucial viewing, like Syrian School that I have been watching (haven't bothered to watch the other Islam one, Generation Jihad) and this is a busy week with other obligations, and there are new episodes of Simpsons and Cleveland and American Dad out there, and some of these programmes I've been downloading from iPlayer don't cut the mustard, like not all nature is Attenborough, and the gay African history guy isn't teaching me a lot, Bellamy's People is kind of good, shame it now has to repeat the gag through a whole series, which is what did it for Little Britain and other increasingly insufferable sitcoms, I like iPlayer and everything and I guess what I'm trying to say is the dog ate it. Talk later in the week.

  • It can never be satisfied, the mind, never. -- Wallace Stevens

In the grand scheme of things, there is nothing new in here and it is pretty boring, so avoid then.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

firstly, Joie can i call u joey? cuz thats how i say ur name in my head anyway Smile

and secondly, have you ever become so drunk that u don't know right from wrong, for religious reasons?

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi

Call me anything. Biggrin

If I'm right about your question and what it might allude to, that would be a callous misunderstanding you have heard. I once met a bunch of Muslim guys who were very curious about Purim, believing we could steal and commit all sorts of evil. It is a tradition that we say we should celebrate Purim so hard and be so drunk we cannot tell the difference between our hero, Mordechai, and the villainous Haman. This is largely a turn of phrase and any interpretation which suggesting that on Purim the laws are changed and the unacceptable is acceptable, is a non-Jewish invention.

  • It can never be satisfied, the mind, never. -- Wallace Stevens

I think her question was from the documentary "arround the world in 80 days: Middle East" where the narrator mentioned that.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.

And Admin, you're right about the programme, nothing new. Also curiously anti-profit and targeted communications, but presumably the presenter and production team were paid by the Beeb, who would only broadcast it to a mass audience if they knew how to target masses. Her personal role in the thing undermines her problem with collecting data for profit. What I did appreciate was the reminder that what you say now probably stays online forever and has no built-in privacy mechanism; and the idea that marketers by suggesting things you might like gradually turn you from yourself into a homogenised someone-like-you. But it isn't all that exciting.

  • It can never be satisfied, the mind, never. -- Wallace Stevens

Joey aka anything wrote:
If I'm right about your question and what it might allude to, that would be a callous misunderstanding you have heard. I once met a bunch of Muslim guys who were very curious about Purim, believing we could steal and commit all sorts of evil. It is a tradition that we say we should celebrate Purim so hard and be so drunk we cannot tell the difference between our hero, Mordechai, and the villainous Haman. This is largely a turn of phrase and any interpretation which suggesting that on Purim the laws are changed and the unacceptable is acceptable, is a non-Jewish invention.

i take it thats a no then? Blum 3 and yes i was asking because of that programme that admin mentioned but it seems that, its not really a religious tradition then

"How many people find fault in what they're reading and the fault is in their own understanding" Al Mutanabbi