_ We're all ten times more retarded than we can imagine.
I ( Jeff Relf ) am in Seattle, Mid 2018.   [ !""  Mail@"Jeff-Relf."Me ]
I was born here, start of 1960.  My Photo  My Location. 
My playList when reading/writing/programming.
I wrote my own diff routines ScreenShot.  Help/Settings: X.HTM.
My posts to Usenet ( since Feb 2012 ).
  2016, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope found 
  the brightest objects known to man: gamma-ray blazars,
  Two Trillion times the sun's output.

  They're young, of course, just 1.4 billion year old, 
  multi-billion-solar-mass black holes, in "Active Galactic Nuclei".

  Like The Known Universe itself, blazars had more exergy,
  less entropy, when they were younger. 

  At the start, there was "no entropy" ("no time, no space"), just "eXergy" 
  ( a type of energy that can do physical work, force * distance ).

  Everything decays, even gravity; hence the arrow of time.
  Entropy converts blazars into SpaceTime.  Gravity is residual eXergy.

  Eventually, this eXergy will be consumed away, replaced with entropy,
  leaving us with a uniform heat bath that has all of the energy
  but none of the eXergy.  

  Einstein's Cosmological Constant ( 1.11 * 10^−52 / Meters^2 ) tells us 
  that outer space is growing EXPONENTIALLY, gravity is dying off;
  -- i.e. the "Heat Death" predicted by Lord Kelvin, 1852,
     is the most likley outcome.
  The "left versus right" thing is a red herring.

  Hitler was far left ( united with the "Money for nothing" civil servants ),
  and far right ( united with the racist army ) at the same time.
  To this day, his "Racist Communism" remains popular.

  Nazi rallies were often held in beer halls, 
  where downtrodden men could get free beer.  

  Free Beer.

  Does Marxism only work in white Norway, not brown India ?

  Always, some group will have "power and glory".
  Civil Servants (left) and the military (right) share power;
  so they're richer/larger/stronger than "capitalists".

  Pride is one of "the seven deadly sins", yet we can't function without it.
  Lies are fine, so long as they help us consume more, longer.
  We're ten times more retarded than we can imagine.

  Like Hitler, China and North Korea are authoritarian, not communist.
  Governments are _not_ ( N O T ) smarter than the market, no one is.
  Governments gave us billion dollar trains to nowhere.

  They're racing to spend all the money, far into the future,
  leaving us with no stake in the game. 
  No chance to win, No chance to lose.
  Once the cards are all dealt, and the dice stop rolling,
  and the bets are paid out, the probability wave has collapsed.

  Correlation does not imply causation.

  The biggest "loophole" in Bell's Theorem is:

    It implies _perfect_ knowledge;
    yet it's an _Ensemble_ of tests, a series, not just one test,
    like a pollster, asking _ 5 people if they'll vote for Hillary or not.

  You can't prove anything, not ThermoDynamics ( Entropy and eXergy ),
  nor General Relativity; in fact, they _contradict_ each other.

  The best you can do is:

    - Find it useful ( in its domain ).
    - Try to Falsify it ( in its domain ).

  All of history, every lesson ever, every advance, tells me:

    Randomness is ignorance, nothing more.

  Everyone, from the serial killer to his executer, slave and master,
  are best viewed under this light (SuperDeterminism), instead of 
  assuming "free will" ("the uncaused cause"), à la Christianity.

  SuperDeterminism was useful to Einstein, and to me;
  it is _not_ useful to The Pope.
  Sugar water calms my throat, stops any cough, 
  relaxing me, but it angers my gums. 
  Today, in America, drugs and bad behavior just gets you 
  some jail time, or kicked out of public housing, not killed.

  Jesus helped undesirables, Rome killed them.
  His friends took him down from the cross, before he died.
  The hotter it is the faster things breed, including humans;
  Norway has only 5 million people, India has billions. 

  The wealth and intelligence of a nation is reflected
  in its birth rate -- from Singapore (.83/woman) and Macau, 
  at the top, to Niger (6.49/woman) and Angola at the bottom.

  We call ourselves "consumers" and the GDP measures our progress.
  We're "robot aliens" ( consumption machines ), exploiting a niche,
  (poorly) programmed by nature to take the LessBad "option".
  Rich idiots buy Apple.
  Rich techies buy Microsoft.
  Thrifty techies put distros on a DumpsterPC.
  Money melts away in the hot Brazilian sun.

  Long, dark winters and cloudy summers ( in England ) 
  created the SunAdverse white man and the BankingInternet system
  that now _rules_ the world.   Boo sun, yay Seattle.
  " Sex == Youth, Vitality and Money ", and I'm a broke, broken 58 year old.
  The "rich", however, are famous for giving it away.  Cuckolds are victims.
  I love my ArmMounted, 40 inch, 4k, curved monitor, at arm's length,
  in bed; but, with no real desk or touch screen,
  hardware keyboards are a major pain in the ass.

  So I was thrilled by the "Touch Keyboard" recently introduced
  to the Windows 10, MouseOnly DesktopMode; 
  what's more, it lets me (voice) dictate text.

  Now, "Jeff-Relf.Me/X.HTM" supports these SystemWide "HotKeys"
  ( assigned to g600 mouse buttons, Jeff-Relf.Me/g600.PNG ):

    Alt+Shift+Ctrl+K: Toggles "Touch Keyboard" On/Off.
    Alt+Shift+Ctrl+M: Toggles Monitor On/Off(asleep).
  Everyone is a "rent slave", everyone bows down before the government,
  everyone pays property taxes, everyone is someone's bitch, a bottom.
  Rich people buy interesting things, not just food and rent,
  making our lives less mundane, less banal.
  Xi JinPing isn't addressing China's greatest division: father and son.

  Kids bypass China's censorship with ease.
  The older ones, the parents, won't know what hit them.

  Families will be ripped apart, dazed and confused.

  Look around the world.  Who breeds more ? the rich or the poor ?
  Who raises rich kids ?  _Not_ the parents, I assure you.
  Baby Trump was sent off to boarding school ASAP because kids suck.
  When my soul dies, I'd like to be fed to the fishes, 
  so I'll be worth more, per pound.
  The Second Amendment doesn't address recreational guns.
  Americans may keep and bear Arms  For  The  State's  Militia .
  War, drugs and crime are about sex and procreation, mostly.
  And what is Islam about, if not sex and procreation ?

From "Redice.TV" (modified):

  Marx and [ Jenny, his wife ] came from comfortable homes; 
  she was already well educated when they married.

  Together, they had 7 children; three survived to adulthood;
  every biography of Marx reports that [ they died of poverty ].

  Marx occasionally wrote about the ’struggle’ of workers, 
  but he never worked a day in his life; instead, he sat in his 
  pig-sty and found all sorts of reasons to not work.

  Mainly, he thought he was too important to work.

  A slave needs a master, and a master needs a slave, he wrote.

  As it happened, Jenny received an inheritance and, so,
  she hired a housekeeper to oversee their better quarters.
  His eighth child was born to the housekeeper (willingly?).

  Marx tried to convince his wife that
  the child had been fathered by his friend Engels,
  but she didn’t believe him.

  So we can add "liar" to his description.
  "PolyAndry" ( multiple husbands and one wife, together ) is unheard of;
  not even jail time, income and asset seizures, and license revocations
  ( over child support debt ) convinces the men.

  "PolyGyny" ( multiple "wives" and one husband, together ) is common,
  especially when kids are involved, but each wife has her own house;
  it's "illegal" ( wink wink ), but happens, if a man can afford it.

  Having sex with "anyone and everyone", like porn actors (kinda) do,
  is _not_ the same as living together, intimately;
  at the end of the day, they go home to their _real_ homes.

  Women don't like strangers and, if they're to share a man, sexually,
  he and his partners _must_be_well_tested_ ( via weekly blood draws ).

  _Few_ men qualify, and they don't get paid much ( in porn );
  in fact, they have to _pay_, if a girl gets pregnant;
  as a result, there's like one man for every 1,000 girls, in porn.
  Profiling is bad, just as giving away needles is bad,
  but it's better than the alternative ( dead cops, dead junkies ).

  We search for the LeastBad option, hold our noses, and go for it.

  Perfection is the enemy of the LeastBad.
  Dead Cops and Dead Junkies are one thing;
  but "equal outcomes", Soviet style, is another.

  When the BrownEyed do it, in North Korea, SovietTards say it's wrong;
  when BlueEyed Norway does it, SovietTards say it's the greatest.
  I quickly switch "where/how/what" I search, OnTheFly;
  my SearchBox, has large, editable text ( UnDo/ReDo ); see:

  UnLike FireFox users, GoogleChrome and Safari users can't
  "UnDo/ReDo/Edit" SearchBar text without losing sight of 
  the current URL, and/or selecting it from the URL history.

  GoogleChrome remembers the zoom settings of each WebSite;
  ideally, users could Zoom the AddressBar, like a WebSite.
  In the screenshot below, FireFox's AddressBar/SearchBar text
  (UpperLeft) stands out, larger than elsewhere;
  GoogleChrome users can't do this, I think.


  The DropDown, UpperLeft, lists the "SearchProviders" I use;
  GoogleChrome users can't do this, I think.

  From "Jeff-Relf.Me/userChrome.CSS.TXT":

    * {  Font-Family: Times New Roman ;
         BackGround: Black !important;  Color: RGB( 255, 144, 198 )!important;  }

    textbox *  {  Font-Size: 34px ;  }
    .textbox-input  {  margin-left: 2ch !important;  }
    [ id $= container ]  {  margin-top: -1px ;  margin-bottom: -1px ;   }

    #urlbar  .textbox-input  {  Width: 300ch ;  }
    #search-container {  Max-Width: 99ch ;   }   #searchbar  {  Height: 39px ;  }

    //  "Display: Flex" --> "Display: Block"   {}
    #urlbar  {  Display: Block ;  }
    #urlbar-go-button, #reload-button, #stop-button  {  Display: None ;  }
  Profit aside, Apple can't invest, not like Samsung or Amazon.
  Samsung is the most popular smartphone manufacturer April 2018;
  39% of activations; Apple got 31%, down from 40%, last quarter.
  When you don't allow winners and losers, like in Cuba,
  no one's feelings get hurt; no PayGap;
  no boom and bust, no outrageous expectations, no progress;
  just a stone age aesthetic that everyone can relate to.
  Our body temperature is too hot for most fungi;
  it's part of our immune system.

  Fungi breathe in oxygen and expire carbon dioxide, like us;
  when sugar is around, they stop, like a sprinter,
  and produce alcohol, to kill off the competition.

  Most drugs are like this:  They kill off competitors.
  To win, others must lose.

  Likewise, when a man desires a mate, he uses religion, 
  politics, or some other (dangerous) "opiate".
  Air causes cancer; breathe too much of it, and you're dead.

  Cocaine caused the AIDS epidemic, I think;
  cocaine and coffee wear down the immune system.

  For liability reasons, doctors _must_ treat cancer,
  even when they know that the cancer might be dormant,
  depending on the immune system.
  If you're going to be poor, old and/or disabled,
  better do it in America, not China ( or Bangladesh ).

  Welfare is a luxury only the rich can afford;
  slowly, China is approaching AmericanStyle welfare.

  In Utah (U.S.A.), my High Schooling was free,
  though my family was middle class -- not so in China.

  Currently, I get 192$/month in "food stamps" (SNAP) which
  can be used to buy most any food, anywhere, including IceCream,
  fresh meat/fruit/milk, and frozen "pies" ( Sweet & Salty ).

  China has _never_ seen anything like this, above;
  free rice and soy sauce, back in the 1970's, doesn't compare.

  Outside of the city, old|disabled people get 70 Yuan/month;
  inside, they get about 450/month; 
  former government employees get around 1,200/month (190$).

  27 MegaBitPerSecond down, 6 up, no data limit, internet
  is free with rent.  In "my" Seattle, old|disabled people
  get (nearly) free housing; "SeattleHousing.ORG" says:

    Applicants who are at least 62, income eligible 
    and reside within the city of Seattle
    receive the highest preference points for SSHP waiting lists.

       University District:  1 to 2 years
       Green Lake:           1 to 2 years
  Men care about length, and women humor them;
  in reality, they want normal dicks, like mine;
  big, stretched out girls need girth, not length.

  One girl said she liked my "Statue of David" look
  ( Jeff-Relf.Me/Statue.of.David.JPG ).

  Another made flying motions, with her hand,
  saying my dick was like "SuperMan" -- Motion matters.

  "WikiPedia.ORG/wiki/Human_penis_size#Erect" says:

    An Italian study of about 3,300 men published in 
    European Urology concluded that flaccid stretched 
    length was measured on average to about 12.5 cm ( 4.9 inches ).  

    An Indian study of 500 men ages 18 to 60 published in 
    the International Journal of Impotence Research found:

       8.21 cm Flaccid   -- I'm  6.4 cm, like the statue of David.
      10.88 cm Stretched -- I'm 12.7 cm, 5 inches.
      13.01 cm Erect.
  Google stole Oracle's Java and, with it, MicroSoft's "monopoly".

  When Google finds a torrent, it's a (protected) public service;
  when ThePirateBay does it, the operators get tossed in jail 
  and stripped of their (meager) assets, present and future.
  The British use the word "dark" when they mean "unseen";
  e.g.: The "dark" (UnSeen) side of the moon.

  95% of the (spherical) Milky Way can't be seen because
  we're sitting in a brightly lit "room" with pitch black "windows",
  and we can't turn down the lights, nor move to the window.

  Quoting WikiPedia: <<

    The visible disk of the Milky Way Galaxy is embedded 
    in a much larger, roughly spherical halo of dark matter. 

    The dark matter density drops off with distance from the galactic center.
    It is now believed that about 95% of the Galaxy is composed of dark matter >>
  Suppose everyone believed transgender blacks were an insurance risk;
  truthy or not, insurance companies would gladly charge them more;
  it's political, not scientific.

  They're a dangerous "cult/religion/opiate", like communism, saying:

    Pay more (taxes), conform to our (onerous) regulations, 
    or die in our "ReEducation" camps.  We're the elite, the best;
    we decide for you, so you don't have to.

  "Uppers" ( caffeine, cocaine, meth, adderall, and testosterone )
  make us obnoxious and arrogant ( "Bow Down before me, you worm", style ).

  China is winning the game (imperialism) because
  they aren't as obnoxious/arrogant as the west.
  With them, it's just business, not intrusion. 

  "Do you believe in God" is a euphemism for "Do you believe in me".
  "God is Great" is a euphemism for "I am Great".
  "God hates fags" is a euphemism for "I hate fags".

  God is obnoxious and arrogant ( "Bow Down before me, you worm", style ).

  "What we chose" (consumption) has been programmed into us ( by nature ).
  Ways to do it:

    1. Live Fast ( consume more now ), Die Fast.
    2. Live Slow, Die Later ( consume more later ).
    3. Sacrifice yourself ( so the tribe can consume more ).

  Either way, the (PreProgrammed) objective is the same: consume.
  We ( you, me, and the stars ) consume what we can, given our options;
  we don't even -know- our future, much less control it.

  We _need_ losers, lots of them;
  it's how we progress -- we select the best.
  Stop pretending that we all need to drive Mercedes, 
  dropping off kids for soccer practice.

  Stop punishing sex workers and heroin addicts.
  Stop saying:
      This ( my heavy hand ) is what you get, you degenerate.
  I wish people would post links to their own WebSites, like this:

  The "Jeff-Relf.Me" domain name costs $22/year; I'm paid up, 5 years.

  "PacificHost.COM" hosts "Jeff-Relf.Me"; $90 for 3 years.
  UnLimited BandWidth/Storage/Apps.  I'm paid up for the next 5 years.
  My email filters:  Jeff-Relf.Me/filter.yaml.TXT

  Do NOT, NOT, -NOT- tell the customer service drones your password;
  they'll use it to spam others, so you can't send emails yourself.
  [ I changed my PassWord; it's all good now ]

  A similar thing happened to one of my VoIP services "FlowRoute.COM".
  I told a customer service drone my password and they proceeded 
  to spend hundreds of dollars calling random countries (kick backs?).
  [ I changed my PassWord; it's all good now ]

  By the way, "VoIP.MS" is far better, they have free texting/SMS;
  I'm paid up for the next 5+ years ( about $28/Year ).

  As for Usenet:

  Unless you enjoy -Random- lags ( when will the post show up ? ),
  Do NOT use a binary server to read Usenet.
  For that, use INN servers; to wit:
    "Individual.NET" is 10 Euros per year.
    "OpenNews" is cost free ( News5, News2 and News6 are best ).
    Register at:  Open-News-Network.ORG/register
                  Must translate from German; if Captcha fails, F5 refresh.
  Do NOT post using an INN server, they'll ban you !
  For that, use a binary server; to wit:
    News.US.Usenet-News.NET:119  or  usNews.BlockNews.NET:119 
    They won't censor you; they don't even keep the "Path:" line,
    so you can't be identified.  Their archive is over 15 years deep.
    $5 buys you 11 gigs, enough for several life times.
    If one is down ( -very- unlikely ), use the other one.
  How YouTube looks to me ( on FireFox.56, Win10 ):


  The CSS:

    [  Jeff-Relf.Me/Black.Theme.TXT  ]

    Like "Display: Flex" children, "Transform:" is dynamic;
    make it a constant, and GoogleMaps becomes randomly responsive.

    If something looks wrong, on some random page, 
    I'll either add|remove CSS or open it in Chrome.
  HTML or C++, I ignore erroneous warnings/errors.
  C++ Coding Rules, Visual Studio 2017 macros, C#, Win10 Registry Settings.
  Last 2 Years, I logged On/Off events, including the time 
  ( Seconds since 1970, UTC/GMT, 64 bit, Base360 encoded )
  but the logs are also _human_ readable, as the Base360
  encoding is just 4 glyphs ( e.g. "WςOɡ" ).

  From the data ( Hours/Day Off Line ), 
  I calculate the mean, median, and standard deviation.
  I'm OffLine 9 to 14 Hours/Day.  Jeff-Relf.Me/SleepPat.PNG

  See "X.CPP" in "Jeff-Relf.Me/X.ZIP".
  Wealth can damage your health.
  Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, loved being a high roller;
  once it came to an end, as it had to, he couldn't handle it.

  Suicides, homicides, homelessness and war are bad PTSD/pain management.

  Wealthy Seattle has 12k homeless kids and rampant street drugs.
  They're so damn wealthy, like rock stars, they die at 27;
  they don't have to work and they spend thousand$$ per month on drugs.

  Many white males don't fit into the system because they don't want to.
  Increasingly, women too.  Propaganda doesn't work, we see though it.
  The solution: better pain management, and expectations management.
  If you drive a fancy sports car, you buy Apple.
  If you dumpster dive, you download Distros at the public library.
  In prison, TaterTots are the "best" ( least bad ) currency
  because dollars aren't allowed there.

  BitCoin is the TaterTot currency of the underworld
  because other currencies must be "clean".

  Reputation is the TaterTot currency on Usenet
  because, effectively, dollars aren't allowed there.
  Chicken Little is biased, like a used car salesman;
  the earth is greener now, thanks to increased Carbon Dioxide.

  The warming is obvious to any historian, scientist or not.
  The land is warming faster than the sea,
  and the Northern Hemisphere has a higher land/sea ratio.
  (Imperialist) China/Russia's missiles target Tokyo and New York;
  so "little brother" ( North Korea ) wants the same.

  But censorship is their flaw, their Achilles heel; 
  before long, they'll have WikiPedia, porn and cheese.
  Surely, they know about:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Lanky.Boobs.JPG
  Everything, all of us, always move at "c" ( the speed of light ).

  If, relative to each other, we ( you and I ) are not moving spatially,
  then I observe that you're moving ( at c ) exclusively
  in the temporal dimension, not in the spatial one.

  Conversely, photons move exclusively in the spatial dimension;
  i.e. we observe that their ( local ) clocks don't tick.

  We observe that objects are frozen/static at an APPARENT event horizon
  because they only move in the spatial dimension, not the temporal one.
  BitCoin's market cap, $160 billion, is the pot in a grand poker game.
  You can ante in with dollars, Yen, Yuan, Rubles or computing power.
  But remember, banks are the house, and the house always wins.
  Reproduction is a community effort; not every moron has to do it.
  100 million year old microbes reproduce once every 10,000 years.
  Seriously, I love how modern women are casting aspersions,
  assuming the worst, to destroy men's reputations.

  Also, I love how they insist on rubbers and/or pulling out,
  instead of getting tubal ligations, so men aren't tempted.

  This is great news for those of us who promote abstinence, 
  better than I could ever have hoped for, years ago.
  Like Linux distros, CryptoCurrencies multiply like rabbits, 1,384+ so far.
  Android is the most successful distro because Google invested in it.
  I filed my 2017 taxes, CostFree, using "FreeTaxUSA.COM";
  I owe $411 for the $6,000 I made last year.

  All of it was "Self Employment" ( Social Security, Medicare ) taxes;
  I would've owed twice as much ( 14% instead of 7% ),
  if it wasn't for the Earned Income Credit.

  I was exempt from the HealthCareInsurance requirement,
  due to my low income.

  1099-MISC records are not eFiled to the IRS like a W-2 forms are,
  so the IRS wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't filed at all;
  but I filed anyway, in case I need SocialSecurityRetirement,
  Medicare, SSI ( Supplemental Security Income ) and/or FoodStamps someday.
  For 7 years now, I've managed a 32 unit Rooming house.
  So I know that BedBugs makes some people go stark raving mad,
  to the point where they can't think straight.

  I can solve their problem, if they're HalfWay sane,
  and willing to work with me; I tell them:

    If you're itchy, take a shower.

    To kill the bugs and their eggs, put your clothes and bedding
    in the dryer, on high, for 20 minutes.

    Put encasements on your matteress and BoxSpring.
    The "Sleep Defense System" ( from "Hospitology" ), BoxSpring version,
    is best for BOTH the mattress and BoxSpring.

    Get a one gallon "Lawn and Garden Sprayer",
    and an 8 Oz bottle of "Demand CS" ( which makes 20 gallons ),
    so you can spray around your bed.

    The spray slowly kills for months, like DDT, only stronger;
    you may need to spray two or three times, weeks apart.

    When wet, the spray irriates your skin; dry, it's OK.
    After spraying, wash your hands and face.

    Cocaine, Caffine and Opium are natural pesticides;
    so, given the right dose, you shouldn't fear them.
  I know that I'm ignored 99% of the time;
  the other 1% is _random_ insults from nasty dudes,
  or _random_ praise from nice ladies.
  No one is happier than the (poor) dude who's WELL LOVED by the rich.
  Once a lady has agreed to make love with the proper gentleman,
  she then wants to be "raped" by the "beast" ( Christian Grey ).
Taxing sugary drinks raises money for the state, nothing more.
The more oxygen you breathe, the sooner you'll die.
Entropy makes us ugly; calories make us fat.

Goolge: oxidative-stress, case-studies.
Quoting " Oxidative Stress and the Aging Brain ", Dr. Riddle, 2007.

  Currently, one of the most plausible and acceptable 
  explanations for the mechanistic basis of aging is 
  the " free radical theory of aging " ...

  The origin of this explanation has a foundation in 
  the " rate of living theory " [ Pearl ], 
  according to which, the lifespan of an individual depends on
  its rate of energy utilization ( metabolic rate ) ... 

  Pearl proposed that the longevity of an organism 
  is inversely correlated to its mass-specific 
  metabolic rate: increasing an organism’s metabolic 
  rate will decrease longevity, whereas factors that 
  decrease the metabolic rate will increase longevity ... 

  birds have a low rate of free radical production
  in brain and in other tissues [ increasing their longevity ]
Homeless Americans aren't winning The Victim Olympics.

Here (Seattle), it's mostly young, healthy _kids_ who chose homelessness
as their LeastBad option -- about 12 thousand people, last count.
New York City has just 3,892 homeless people, last count.
Sometimes, _after working strenuously, I cough;
returning to work, instead of relaxing, stops it.

Sucking on hard candy calms me down, relieving the symptoms;
i.e. sugar pills are indeed the best medicine, sometimes.
The top ten most frequent ways Americans die, by age group:

" UnIntentional Injury " ( e.g. a drug OverDose ) kills  _Young people;
-- Behind the wheel, drinkers kill  _Young people;
-- When you don't get enough sleep, kid, you're  _Drunk.

Smokers are smarter, I say.
" Heart Disease " ( e.g. from decades of smoking ) kills  _Old people.
So what ? ! Old Age is the leading cause of death everywhere, globally.
A strict, LifeLong vegan who doesn't OverIndulge 
( in fat, sugar, salt, alcohol and tobacco ) _will_ live longer;
even if he doesn't, it'll certainly _feel_ that way.
You don't have to pay an Asian programmer $5/hour,
plenty of Americans will do it for free.

Are you looking for a hooker or a wife ?
Wives cost a _ton_ more; same for programmers.

Personally, I find that knowledge and skills
are the best assests to hold, not money per se.

Holding money is a _bad_ idea, these days.
Here in Seattle, housing costs are going through the roof;
meanwhile, 5-year CD's yield just 2% APR.
"Time Curvature" ( into space ) models the (Newtonian) "1g"
we know so well, here on earth; i.e. simply moving forward 
in time is enough to alter your position ( free falling ).

The spatial axis is bent, curved, warped.

Here on earth, "Space Curvature" ( into time ) is negligible;
but, near the sun, "space itself" ( the path ) morphs, over time; 
so Mercury's orbit "spirals" ( precesses ).
I wrote my own "terminal interface", "X.EXE" ( Windows 8 );
250 columns, fixedWidth fonts.  Screenshots ( 3840 x 2160 ):


"X.EXE" is in <X.ZIP>, along with the files it needs.

    "X.HTM" is the "help/settings file".
    "Nyms.HTM" is the Usenet Scorefile.
    The "xGames" folder has .PNG files for the Monopoly game.
    "X.CPP" is the source code, Visual C++, x64, Visual Studio 2017.

"OCR A", "MS Mincho", "Segoe UI Symbol", "DejaVu LGC Sans Mono" 
and "nSimSun" are the (required) "Unicode Console" fonts.

"DirectX.CPP" is a small (one-file) example of how to:
_ Make all Fonts/Glyphs the same width (double_width is allowed).
_ Rescale Graphics/Glyphs when a window changes size.
_ Use DirectX 11.1, Direct2D 1.1, DirectWrite, and Direct3D.
_ Draw to a back buffer at a high fps (frames per second).
_ Draw properly scaled/smoothed .JPG files, hardware accelerated.
_ Draw to/from/within bitmaps.
_ Discover if a font exists or not ("FindFamilyName()").
_ Discover if a glyph exists in a font ("HasCharacter()").
_ Discover the width/height of a glyph ("GlyphWH()").

Your startup folder should have, e.g., "Pics/LowRes.JPG" ( 100px wide/tall ) 
and "Pics/Chess.PNG" ( a 3840 x 2160 screenshot, Jeff-Relf.Me/Chess.PNG ).
All coordinates are in hard⋅pixels (D2D1_UNIT_MODE_PIXELS).

ScreenShot: Jeff-Relf.Me/Glyph.PNG
My $350, 1 TeraByte SSD
arrived in the U.S. Mail, along with some letters.
U.S. Mail is _Slow_, 7 days without tracking info.

Cloning the "C:boot" drive is easy, 
lots of free programs do it, but...
.....making the new SSD the "C:boot" drive,
without reInstalling everything, was _hard_.

I'm not sure what I might've done wrong or right,
but, in the end, this worked:

  Shutdown and plug in the new SSD (SATA_III).

  Boot and, with no apps running ( no browser, editor, etc. ),
  run "DiskMgmt.MSC" (Windows 8) to remove its partitions, then
  "CloneDisk" your "C:boot" drive (I used "Todo Backup", Free version).

  Shutdown ASAP, unPlug the previous "C:boot" drive.

  Boot to BIOS (Hit DEL). 
  The fan will run hard for awhile, 100% CPU, 4 gigaHz,
  as the new drive becomes "C:".  BIOS does it !

  Find/Change BIOS' (well hidden) BootDrive Setting.

  On reBoot, you've got a new "C:boot" drive, without reInstalling.

  Shutdown, plug in the previous boot drive.
  Boot, remove all partitions from the previous boot drive;
  otherwise, the drives would be too similar, confusing you.
My vasectomy was the best thing I ever did for myself
because it helped me respect woman and kids.

Quoting "PBS.ORG/earth-a-new-wild/episode-plains/reindeer/" <<

  The practice of castrating [[reindeers]] has helped. 

  A castrated male, known as the gentleman of the tundra, 
  won’t waste his energy on fighting for reproductive rights, 
  and therefore will use his strength 
  and enormous size to dig through the snow. 

  The ancient castration technique of biting 
  is being studied and brought back because it is 
  less severe than using tongs or other modern methods. 
  Using modern methods, some male deer can become listless and lazy.

  Scientists believe that with the biting method, 
  the deer will still produce enough testosterone to remain vigorous.

  Reindeer are one of the last species to be domesticated by man —
  and are only semi domesticated. 

  Castration is a key component in domesticating a herding animal. >>
In FireFox, my "Search-Bar" has many Search "Providers" ( methods ).  
ScreenShot  Note "Classic Theme Restorer" Extension.

  Google Wiktionary:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Wiktionary.XML
  Google WikiPedia: Jeff-Relf.Me/WikiPedia.XML 
    Google.COM/search?q= {searchTerms} site:WikiPedia.ORG &num=50
  Google WikiQuote:  Jeff-Relf.Me/WikiQuote.XML
    WikiQuote.ORG/w/index.php?search= {searchTerms}
  Google, Google ranked:  Jeff-Relf.Me/G.XML
    Google.COM/search?q= {searchTerms} &num=50
  Google, Last 3 Months, Google ranked:  Jeff-Relf.Me/rG.XML
    Google.COM/search?q= {searchTerms} &num=50&tbs=qdr:m3
  Google images:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Images.XML
    Images.Google.COM/images?q= {searchTerms}

  Google.DEFINE a word or term:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Spell.XML 
    www.google.com/search?q= define:{searchTerms}

  "Urban" dictionary: Jeff-Relf.Me/U.Dict.XML 
    UrbanDictionary.COM/define.php?term= {searchTerms}

  Dictionary.COM:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Dictionary.XML
    Dictionary.COM/search?q= {searchTerms}
  Thesaurus:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Thesaurus.XML
    Thesaurus.COM/search?q= {searchTerms}

  Google a YouTube video:  Jeff-Relf.Me/YouTube.XML 
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query= {searchTerms}

  Google Newspapers:  Jeff-Relf.Me/nG.XML
    news.google.com/news/search?q= {searchTerms}&scoring=n

  Google.MAPS:  Jeff-Relf.Me/GM.XML
    maps.google.com/maps?q= {searchTerms}

  Google MicroSoft ( for help ): Jeff-Relf.Me/MicroSoft.XML
    www.google.com/search?q= {searchTerms} site:microsoft.com

  IP to City/Domain 1:  jeff-relf.me/IP.1.XML

  IP to City/Domain 2:  Jeff-Relf.Me/IP.2.XML

  Google "Sci.Physics" (Usenet), newest first:  Jeff-Relf.Me/GG.XML

  Find a (Usenet) post by Message_ID:  Jeff-Relf.Me/G+mID.XML
My Logitech g600 mouse has 39 logical "Buttons".
I control them using This is Lua script, and "Logitech Gaming Software".
"War and Crime" is about breeding more than the next guy;
and, for that, you need guns.  It's (ugly) evolution.
"Arrogant, Breeding Morons" are vicious animals.
Console2, a better "DOS Console",
runs CMD.EXE in the background, like a daemond.

Console2 works well with Unicode,
provided you tell -both- the default DOS console 
and Console2 to use the "DejaVu Sans Mono" font.

Japanese glyphs work too,
despite the fact that DejaVu doesn't have them.

But you must change Windows' Registry first:

  ; ReBoot to effect any change to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE".
  [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Console\TrueTypeFont]
  "0"="DejaVu Sans Mono"

Also, "7z.EXE" ( like Zip.EXE ) works well with Unicode.

With every invocation of CMD, "Init-CMD.BAT" runs; to wit:

  > @chcp 65001
  > @prompt $P$_$g

  [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor]

Console2's settings are stored in "Console.XML",
which I edit by hand, using Visual Studio 2017,
my text editor; like this:
  ... rows="115" columns="143" ... 

  font name="DejaVu Sans Mono" size="14" 
     bold="0" italic="0" smoothing="2"

    color use="1" r="222" g="111" b="111"

Console2 settings:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Console.XML.TXT
My "Jeff-Relf.Me" domain_name costs me $20+ per year, paid to GoDaddy.
<cPanel hosting>[*] costs me $30 per year, paid to "PacificHost.COM".
[ *: pacifichost.com/web-hosting.shtml ]

cPanel allows unlimited, "Catch-All" email addresses ( aliases );
e.g. "Usenet@@Jeff-Relf.Me".
[ To set it up, ask PacificHost  pacifichost.com/contact-us.shtml ]

That's unlimited "transfer" ( gigabytes ), unlimited disk storage,
unlimited sub_domains, password_protected folders,
<yaml filtering ( to block select email aliases )>[*], etc.
[ *: http://Jeff-Relf.Me/filter.yaml.TXT ]

Do NOT give your loging info to a customer service representative !
You can't trust them with it.
Photos of my rooming house ( I'm the manager ):
  Front of House, Back, Bath, the Kitchen, a Room.
I close apps I'm not using, to free my mind;
don't even want them "pinnned" to the taskbar, as icons.

I never see the "Start Screen" ( Windows 8, Metro ); I boot to
the desktop where only X.EXE greets me, instead of the start button ( Win7 ).
I re_boot once every few months, I suppose.  My 30 watt, full-size desktop PC
is diskless and fanless, including a 500 watt fanless power_supply.

My app launcher/toolbar now _TOTALLY_ stops newly launched apps
from stealing the "foreground" ( i.e. the keyboard/mouse focus )
and blinding me with that nasty "Black to White", bright flash.

For a taste (yuck!), see below. "⏉Win" is the Top_Most window.

  #define ⏉modeOn  ( prev@⏉ = ⏉mode = 1, ⏉most( HWND_TOPMOST ) )

  #define Norm  ( ⏉mode = 0, ⏉most( HWND_NOTOPMOST ) )  // No Top Most.

  #define ⏉most( TM )  (  \
    SetWindowPos( Win, TM, 0,0,0,0, SWP_NOMOVE | SWP_NOSIZE ),  \
    LockSetForegroundWindow( TM == HWND_TOPMOST ? LSFW_LOCK : LSFW_UNLOCK ) )

  #define ⏉  SetForegroundWindow(Win)

  #define @⏉  ( _@⏉ = ( ⏉Win = GetForegroundWindow() ) && Win == ⏉Win )

My launcher must rapidly request the Foreground, 30 times a second;
otherwise, Windows takes it from me without notice, the fucker.
  Windows tells me that I've lost the keyboard/mouse AFTER the fact,
  not before, so I have to bombard it with SetForegroundWindow() ASAP.
  This seems wrong, of course, but I see no alternative.

Moving the cursor to Win10's taskbar stops this "Top_Most, Bombarding",
giving me easy access to my newly launched app, sans White_Flash.
FireGestures JavaScript to magnify images 1.667 times

" var node = FireGestures.sourceNode ;
  if ( ! ( node instanceof HTMLImageElement ) )  return ;
  node.width *= 1.66666667 ;  ".

Who I am ( Personal info ):

My dad, after being a WWII pilot ( catching the very end of it )
became a tool and die maker, first in partnership with Jeff Fluke,
later on the team that designed and built the 747.

My dad's dad ( Gerald Relf ) was a banker for the Federal Reserve.
Back in the day ( in Seattle, 1940 ), 
bankers sat around a table and exchanged each bank's bags.

My mom's dad ( Robert Grass ) was a Washington state senator
and a lawyer, working out of what was, at the time,
the tallest building west of the mississipi, the Smith Tower.

Seattle has always been a boom/bust town
and Boeing had hit hard times in 1971,
people were leaving en masse.

Also, being Mormons, my dad felt the Seattle/University drug scene
had engulfed two of his kids... one of my brothers is/was
a paranoid schizophrenic... so, in 1972, he moved us to Utah.

My first programming was on HP/TI calculators starting around 1973-74.
By 1976, I was programming the HP 67 with it's magnetic strips.

Me ( Jeff Relf ), back in 1976, when I was 16 ( Orem Utah ).
Me ( lower right ), 1976, Seattle, my parents and grandmother
are behind me, right side.
My mom, dad ( Bill ), and a brother ( Pete, age 18 ), in 1976 ( Orem Utah ).

My dad's mom ( age 73 ) holding her GREAT_grand_daughter, in 1976 ( Seattle ).
My sole sister ( Diana, then 22, Seattle ) and her first daughter.

My brother ( Bill Jr. ) born in Seattle, 1956, in Utah, Sep 15th, 2017.
He died Sep 20, 2017, shortly after getting off
antipsychotic medications ( which he took most of his life ),
to get on meds for his liver and kidneys.

His last words ( to Peter, my brother ):

  " Dreams that will never be... ".

Here is a photo of Sarah ( Wallace ) Pruse ( my friend )
visiting her daughters, Gianna and Ginette.
  Dr. JianXin Huang   nfo@"DrHuang."BIZ  //  Seattle, WA
  Dr. Charles Haley   ChipH@"UW."EDU  //  Tucson, AZ
  Tom Schrank   TSchrank@"ABA."COM //  Washington DC

  Diana ( Relf ) Harkcom   dHarkcom@"gM"ail."COM  //  Lehi, Utah
  Peter.Relf@"Dell."COM  //  Sandy, Utah
  GregorySr1260@"gM"ail."COM  //  Bonney Lake, WA

  Michael Brickler   MBrick02@"gM"ail."COM  //  Eagle-Rock, VA  24085
  Sarah ( Wallace ) Pruse   ICantForTheLifeOfMe@"Ya"hoo."COM  //  Tampa FL