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+Scott Wyant Well, that and if he'd insisted on having your brother do it right, the principal would have to watch him for another hour.

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It's not "sexy", eh? I can't imagine famine, mass poverty, loss of coastline communities, and all the consequences of the Industrial Revolution onward smacking humanity in the ass being "sexy," but what the hell do I know, I'm not a TV producer.
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What was that proverb? A leopard cannot change his spots, a tiger cannot change his stripes?
 
Well, duh.....
Doug Heye: If one looks beyond the human tragedy in these shooting and riot incidents and considers events only through a political lens, a variety of race-related statements are setting back Republican efforts to engage minorities.
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Never talked to Scott Lewis, that I know of. But then, I don't do Facebook, I don't have a Twitter/Instagram account, I don't even frequent many communities here on G+.

His Twitter's private, and his FB page is down. Wonder if this drama has anything to do with it...?

There's something common with manipulators like Lewis and the kind of bullies I hear about from Japan: they've mastered the art of hoodwinking the very people who can stop them. Kinda like white cops in the deep South at the height of Jim Crow telling their victims, "There ain't no jury that's gonna convict me," except in the case of this hypothetical (but probably not) cop, everyone with the power to stop him knows he's a murderer and rapist and are rooting for him regardless.

I knew a kid somewhat like Mr. Lewis, a monster called Furuta. Sat in front of me in class, and entertained himself by either badmouthing Koreans or telling guys like me that I shouldn't be doing involuntary things like coughing-- that's the only microaggression from him I really remember, he was obscenely good at it, and I'm sure he continued to abuse others well into adulthood. I'm told you can read my face like a book, so when I started to really get pissed at him, he would say, "My uncle's a police officer, you know. I can have him shoot you and no one would blame him or me." When I finally lost it, he turned on the waterworks for the teacher and made up this bullshit sob story that basically made him out as the victim. See, at the time I was very unpopular at that school [1], and I'm sure he figured he could get me at least suspended because "there ain't no jury that's gonna convict" him. There were kids at that school who could be the poster children of self-centered sadism and apathy, but Furuta at 5th grade could give Trump lessons in narcissism and social manipulation [2].

Thankfully, the teacher, having not been born yesterday, didn't buy the story at all.

All I can say now is, this sort of manipulative asshole sure seems to be a common occurrence. I'm at a loss as to what can be done about this sort of behavior, except I believe these victims and feel I should boost this signal.

[1] This is a school oriented towards Japanese expats' children to keep their Japanese skills top-notch so if their parents move back they can jump right back in. But Nikkei, or Japanese-American kids like me, could also attend to learn Japanese, but not necessarily to go to school or live long-term in Japan. So there was a pecking order, a caste system of sorts-- the Japanese kids tended to pick on the Japanese-Americans because the Japanese are trained from a very young age to "hammer down the stake that sticks out", or to put it bluntly, bully the different ones into submission-- this is the source of the right-wing bullshit belief of "Japanese integrity", which is not at all different from that of white supremacists, and these bastards long to do to the ethnic Korean population what the Nazis did to the Jews and Roma. As you might guess, Furuta was from Japan.

[2] And if a rank amateur like Trump is the Republican nominee, what does that say about his supporters...?
 
Alas, this post is more of "a few days ago, I learned... something very unpleasant." But because many people who follow this collection may know Scott Lewis, it's important that I post it here.

Scott Lewis is someone I've known for quite a few years via G+, and he was part of my circle of friends. And ever since this article appeared, accusing him of running elaborate and very nasty confidence games on people, I've been having a lot of conversations where people are saying "wait... this wasn't a one-off?" and giving a lot of details.

A lot of pieces about why various interactions with him seemed odd over the years are suddenly clicking in to place.

At this point, I have very strong reason to believe that not only are all of the allegations in this post true, but they represent a substantial underestimate of what he's been up to. AFAICT, Lewis has been running long cons against people for many years, probably an average of 4-5 per year, taking an average of a few thousand dollars from each victim. And this is not one of those "he didn't know he was being manipulative" situations; it's clearly extremely deliberate and systematic, the work of an experienced con artist who then uses a nasty combination of emotional manipulation, social isolation, and blackmail to keep people from talking about it to either one another or the police.

People I know have been victims of his; other people I know have been attempted targets of his, who are now figuring out just what that weird shit going on was. He may have even recently gotten the idea of trying to target me, using how hurt he was by these allegations and how he wanted to "open some sort of dialogue" as the opening. Given that most of his stories begin with telling victim #N how badly hurt he was by victim #N-1, I'm going to file this under not fucking likely, buddy.

I don't know which, if any, of his cons are likely to be police matters; this sort of thing is notoriously hard to prosecute. But I can offer advice to those who know him: if he's spending a lot of time talking to you, reminding you of how close your relationship is to him and how much you've been helping him deal with how hard everything is in his life, watch out. This guy is not kosher.

Pamela L. Gay – Verified account @starstryder. Another day, another #astroSH long con revealed. I've confirmed this story across multiple sources. I believe her. https://medium.com/@SLabusehelp/scott-lewis-what-lies-beneath-77648aa65ec4#.93pisfhc9 …
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I frequent a couple of space communities but I don't remember ever finding anyone with that name remarkable enough to follow. I have added some astrophotographers to my lists, but not that person.

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Sure reminds me of the "Japs beware, this is a whites only neighborhood" and all the Jim Crow signage. Some of us sure have a hard time learning, but then, they never had to learn until their demographic majority vanished.
 
Score one for domestic terrorism.

Lonsdale restaurant owner says the message is a response to terror-related violence in this nation and elsewhere.
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For the first time, I feel sympathy for Genius Bars that have to handle victims of this prank...

But then, this is old hat in IT support-- I remember people who really, no kidding, thought that the CD drive tray was a cup holder...
 
Or not.
This iPhone 7 "secret hack" has caused a lot of damage, and we can unfortunately believe that people are this dumb.
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The funny thing for me is, Chrome on Windows never gave me a single issue. Of course my Windows boxes tend to have tons of RAM, which Chrome just eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every half-hour in between.

What I really would love is a Mac version of this tool. Seems that Chrome's user library files on the Mac and Time Machine aren't getting along.
 
Apparently Windows-only for the moment.
The Chrome Cleanup Tool will scan and remove software that may cause problems with Chrome.
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+Manuel S. Lara Bisch Yeah, I try to keep it to one window, and if I haven't viewed a tab in a while, I close it. I also resume sessions. 18 extensions active, but TBH extensions and Chrome apps are pretty lightweight.

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Quote: I choose God over Hillary any day!

My response:
(1) God isn't running for POTUS.
(2) When Obama won the election (twice) the Bible clearly states in Romans and St. Peter's epistles that you must not oppose him openly and that you must pray for his well-being (and by "well-being" I mean "without the 'may his days be short' stuff from a certain psalm"). Did you do this? Why not?
(3) What are the fruits of the Spirit? Where is your proof that Trump exhibits any of these fruits? (Because boy do I have a ton of evidence to the contrary...)

Typical "Christian" voter.
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Just saw Boris Johnson saying, "We buy lots of stuff from Europe! The EU's not going to put that at risk!"

You don't know them very well, do you?
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Home network gateway evidently doesn't understand that no, it doesn't get to set itself as the address for Everything.

Reconfigured connection to use Google's DNS instead. "Not today, sunshine, not today."
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While this is encouraging, at the same time we should make sure we're not encouraging people to DIY this out of scavenged stuff in their garages.

As long as it's safe and clean and as long as Mylan is charging 500% more than 2010, let's undercut EpiPen.
 
While West Virginia is investigating EpiPen manufacturer Mylan for fraud, a biohacking group shows you can make a Pen at one tenth its current market price.
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That's got to be the most pitiful attempt at gaslighting I've ever seen.
 
Doesn't even pass the sniff test. She had to accept the money because otherwise it would look like a bribe, for getting rid of the investigation she says didn't happen.

<insert 'ORLY' owl meme here>
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi swears that Donald Trump didn’t get special treatment. “Donald Trump did not get a pass,” Bondi told reporters. … “There never was an investigation into Donald Trump by this office,” Bondi said. Never....
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I'm a Japanese-American Christian IT guy who (now on rare occasion) plays the violin. That should cover the majority of people who actually know me or know who I am.

For those who are familiar with Myers-Briggs personality types, one online survey scored me as INFP.

Other interests include progressive politics and video games. I do translation work on occasion, but my off-the-clock productivity is about the same as Piro from MegaTokyo-- as in, busy with other stuff to the point where productivity hurts.

日本からの皆さんもお気軽にサークルしてください。(日本語が下手でお恥ずかしいですが…。)


My commenting/posting policy:
  • Keep it respectful, keep it cool: I reserve the right to uncircle or block people for most Bad reasons-- generally, being nasty to me personally or to friends of mine. I don't block often, as the G+ community tends to be respectful. Obvious TOS violations (spamming and the like) will be reported. Be warned that while I respect conviction of worldview or belief, I don't respect people who expect everyone to agree with them!
  • No crazy stuff: I have little patience for conspiracy theories or anything that's similar. I do try to keep an open mind (and often fail), but it's been said that "arguing with a conspiracy theorist is like wrestling with a pig-- after a while both of you are dirty and the theorist is enjoying it!" What's a conspiracy theory? Anything that tries to present an "alternative viewpoint" despite all the evidence to the contrary. Apollo mission hoax, that sort of thing. (I might refine that definition, but it'll do for now)
  • This isn't Twitter or Facebook. There is no need to post an empty follow-up that revises your earlier comment or post-- just edit the post. If you're revising an argument in debate, use strikethrough (minus before and after). Flooding someone's notifications is an indication that you're more impatient than accurate; take your time and organize your thoughts. If the discussion gets away from you, start a post and follow up! Also, engage with your friends! Talk to them! Share something you found funny and yuck it up! If you've got a smartphone or laptop with a camera, go join a Hangout! (Note to self: explore hangouts) If you expect G+ to automatically make you visible to your new friends, I'm afraid you'll find this as exciting as the journalists who expected people to drop everything and talk to them and declared G+ a "ghost town".
  • TODO: add policies as I remember them... or make them up.
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Umm... played video games since the Atari 2600?
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    Mobile Application Development, 2013 - 2013
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    ERP Support Engineer, 2007 - 2012
    Responsibilities: Enterprise technical support for Japanese datacenter technicians. Identify and triage messages for multiple clients and systems. Troubleshoot problems in areas including but not limited to: applications, database, OS, network, backups, hardware. Provide stopgap and final solutions for client problems. Access vendor support for solutions. Write up detailed explanation of problem and solution with different reporting formats for each client. Translate latest technical documents to Japanese. Achievements: - Built and set up FreeBSD file/print server (Samba) and DNS cache. - Built and set up Windows 2008 Server for Sharepoint 2010, including SQL Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory. - Set up a wireless security camera system using consumer-grade products (web cameras, FTP server). - Acquired ISO 27001 certification (Information Security Management System). Trained new hires as systems administrator and managed the technical aspects of the ISMS. - Advised CEO on product purchases.
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I've had horrible experiences with the online and phone ordering systems-- the orders would be cancelled with or without notice and without even a proper attempt to charge my credit card, without a suitably reasonable explanation. The visit to this store the other day would represent my fifth attempt to order service from T-Mobile, after 4 aborted attempts online and over the phone, and the difference is like night and day. The staff here was very helpful and courteous, clearly explaining what they had to offer and how much it would cost. Additionally, they were very patient with my mom and me-- we are very finicky shoppers-- and after an hour or so we had a 2-line family plan and 2 smartphones. So the answer to frustration online or over the phone is to go to this T-Mobile shop! If you have a few dollars to spare, buy a few accessories, because you can get a reasonable deal here (if you can't afford it, shop around on Amazon). I'm going from a grandfathered Verizon plan to 2 lines at the same price, plus a chunk of change more for a couple of new smartphones. After 2 years, I'll probably have a far better deal than I ever had with Big Red.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Took in a neglected pickup for repair; within 3 hours Anthony and Khang identified the problem, and 2 hours later it was fixed and ready to go. I knew it was going to be a costly repair when he said "fuel pump" because the pump is inside the gas tank, but the repair cost was very reasonable. They even showed us what happened to our fuel pump after 10 months of neglect. Courteous, fast, affordable service. Definitely one of the best in the area.
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"Cafe" is an odd pick for a name, as this is much more like a fish and chip shop with some upscale additions to the menu. They have the local Granville Island Ale/Lager on tap, no doubt from the brewery right across the street-- the ale was well-balanced: not too hoppy, not too malty, and a great complement to the fish and chips. If you get anything here, get the seafood platter, which is a little of everything plus some garlic butter sauce. I don't know if the chef went to the nearby culinary school, but if she did, it certainly shows. The food was fantastic: perfectly seasoned, neither over- nor under-done. It is a bit cramped, having 6 or 7 small tables plus a bar in a space where I would use 4 tables, but the food and excellent service are well worth it.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
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I'm a huge fan of snack-type bread,and 85c has some of the best selections this side of the Pacific-- including the Japanese bakeries. The savory bread is satisfyingly chewy and soft, and pastries are flaky and light-- sorry, no rustic loaves here to my knowledge. I have yet to find a roll or pastry I don't like here, and the service is quite good-- during the evening rush they will pre-wrap your selection to speed you on your way. My one complaint is with the location; the parking often gets crowded to a frightening degree, and even with the crowd controlled within fire safety code limits you cannot hear yourself think during rush hours. Nevertheless, that should give you a very good idea of the quality of food served here. Think Seinfeld's Soup Nazi without the Nazi. Next time I will try the coffee and amazing-looking cake. Yum.
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Orenchi is the sister shop to a _yakitori_ place down in SoCal (Los Angeles, I think; I'll have to look them up). The Japanese _kodawari_ (obsession) spirit is strong here, because there is a limited amount of soup that can be served, and when that's gone, the restaurant closes. My friend and I ordered the "special" ramen, and I have to say that Google+ needs some more ranks in the "food" rating because this is easily a 5+. The soup is intensely flavored, rich in gelatin, yet perfectly balanced-- they said they spent hours prepping the stuff, and they are most certainly not joking. I was very sorry I had a burrito earlier that day. The staff are very friendly despite heavily accented English, but I bet all of them are from Japan, because the servers both worked quickly and made sure that every need was met (yes, you will wait for the ramen-- it looks like the chef handles all the noodle orders). That, and they responded exactly as how a ramen shop would in Tokyo. Owing to the quality of the food, the place will be packed and _loud,_ guaranteed, from the second the place opens. Your best bet is to skip lunch and wait outside until they open. I'm surprised they're getting some low marks for decor, but I felt like I was in an old-school Japanese restaurant complete with the wood plank and _sumi_ ink menu. Okay, the place doesn't exactly lend itself to conversation, and the tables/chairs might be a bit wobbly, but the food has a way of rendering that irrelevant.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
A colleague tried the miso, and I tried the _yatai_ special. Tasty soup, chewy noodles, and all the toppings you would expect from a ramen shop in Japan. The atmosphere was a bit dark, but I bet this would be a nice cozy spot for a date because the tables are candlelit. The servers are very friendly and accommodating; one knows fluent Japanese, which is definitely a plus (my colleague is originally from Japan).
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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