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From the New York Times:

Capturing Photos of Corporate Office Life in 1970s America

A photographer set out to portray the cookie-cutter culture of corporate America’s bygone days.

By Remy Tumin

March 21, 2018

A lady photographer has a book coming out of 40 year old pictures she took in Century City highrise corporate offices in West L.A. in the late 1970s. But how to whip up interest in such a dusty topic? Lay on the Hate Whitey rhetoric thick: her photography book, you see, is a contribution to documenting how Evil White Men were:

But these sleek towers also represented “the rise of the economic order,” Ms. Ressler said, where class, race and gender roles came into play. …

Even years after the project wrapped, she sees even more clearly the social dynamics still at play.

“It’s much more apparent to me now,” Ms. Ressler said. “When I think on it, I never met a single high-level female executive.”

She thinks about how subservient some of the women appear, the “level of resistance that underlies” a few of her subjects, she said. In one image titled “Olympia,” a woman holds a letter opener while sitting at a desk with a large “X” behind her.

“There’s a sense of frustration and resentment underneath the surface,” Ms. Ressler said.

Another shows a black receptionist looking at white executive, who is looking at the camera.

“She’s in that box, and he can’t see the way she’s looking at him,” Ms. Ressler said. “Back then, that’s just the way it was.”

For one white man’s view of Century City in 1979:

 
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  1. So she’s at least sixty and unmarried? Shocking.

    • LOL: AndrewR
    • Replies: @NickG

    So she’s at least sixty and unmarried? Shocking.
     
    Give her a break....maybe she's a carpet muncher.
  2. That’s “cookie-cutter culture”? Is she saying that all executives back in the seventies looked like mad scientists?

    I feel like I missed out on a pretty exciting time.

    • Replies: @415 reasons
    Yea nothing says snooze fest like California I’m the 70s, the literal dawn of the computer age.
    , @Logan
    Doc Brown, is that you?
    , @Forbes
    I was watching The Frankenstein Chronicles on Netflix the other night, and a supporting character with a regular role was a black police constable in 1827 London. Very progressive, even early 19th c. Britain.

    Yet this writer wants me to believe 1970s Los Angeles was some kind of corporate hell-hole?

    Who to believe? It's such a quandary...
  3. Hating Whitey is our version of Hating the Capitalists or Hating the Cossacks/Kulaks or Hating the Nobles/Priests.

    • Agree: Frau Katze
    • Replies: @Lagertha
    so, you are a dumb-ass? 'cause, you hate everybody, but you are white? Go home to mom & dad and, how big is your student loan? - GTFOOH
    , @MBlanc46
    It’s Marxism 3.0
  4. • Replies: @22pp22
    Declines in sperm count vary a lot regionally. Finland hasn't been affected, nor has the developing world. Central America has no shortage of couch potatoes and they eat crap too. That would seem to rule out environmental factors.

    I don't want to sound like a lunatic conspiracy theorist, but are we being poisoned?
    , @Ximenes
    When the Soviet Union fell the world was made aware of millions of women throughout those lands who were beautiful, accomplished -- many having learned other languages like English -- and were desperately in search of a foreign husband. Where were their men? Drunk, dead, or otherwise completely unsuited for their own women was the answer.

    Someone needs to compare out present situation with the Soviet experience reference the fate of the men. We seem to be re-living their predicament. Perhaps it is a feature of Communist rule that the man is degraded and the woman elevated, so as thus to more completely disintegrate the fabric of the captive society.
  5. A large proportion of what you hear from the left these days would indeed be considered inciting racial hatred if you applied their own standards in an objective way. I can’t even listen to NPR anymore without the feeling that many of the hosts would be happy to have me genocided.

    Ultimately, I think that’s what’s going to happen: some group of whites is going to be slaughtered somewhere. Probably in South Africa or some similar area.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    MeToo, Bill.
    , @J.Ross
    Knockout game and farm killings in South Africa, both denied in the legacy media and never reaching that critical boiling point. But what is that boiling point? Why does everyone know about My Lai but not North Vietnamese massacres, why did artists sing about not playing Sun City, but not talk about Umkhonto we Sizwe terrorism? Why did Harlan Ellison boil in righteous indignation at the National Guardsmen who shot students and the people who defended the guardsmen, but not at the campus provocateurs who thought it would be a good idea to surround and threaten men with rifles? Why did Ellison honestly believe that the guardsmen opened fire without being surrounded and threatened? Right now the revived BLM is setting up a humbled demonstration in Sacramento. Why did they freak out over the indefensible thugs they chose as exemplary victims, and not more sympathetic brutality victims?
    We must not wait for one of those Parkland Productions from a George Soros or an Edward Bernays. For as long as we accept the legacy media as anything but fake, the only words they will have for whutes deaths will be -- "it's not happening, but if it is happening, that's wonderful."
    , @Almost Missouri

    "some group of whites is going to be slaughtered somewhere. Probably in South Africa"
     
    Isn't that pretty much underway already?
  6. anonymous[237] • Disclaimer says:

    “Someday there will be a computer that will… That someday is today, at Honeywell!”

    Hipster dude looks like he’s holding an RM03, but I don’t know what Honeywell called their equivalent.

    Current social chatter version: “Someday computers will be filled with incessant whining about white men. That someday is today!”

  7. @Bill P
    A large proportion of what you hear from the left these days would indeed be considered inciting racial hatred if you applied their own standards in an objective way. I can't even listen to NPR anymore without the feeling that many of the hosts would be happy to have me genocided.

    Ultimately, I think that's what's going to happen: some group of whites is going to be slaughtered somewhere. Probably in South Africa or some similar area.

    MeToo, Bill.

  8. Straw poll: Will the white man ever wake up?
    Possible answers:
    A: Yes
    B: No
    C: Yes but it will be too late.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    They're waking up, duh: Trump. Why do you not realize that everyone is worried that Trump can be Romanoffed any day? We are living in Dangerous Times.
    , @Rod1963
    At some level quite a few have considering over 70% of the people want immigration restricted and our borders secured.(Harvard study)

    That's as close as we'll get to a objective measure. Whites know full well that more brown skins is bad for them.

    Many also know full well that whites are targets of hatred by the blacks and have known this since forced busing and AA began. They are well awaye of the hatred promoted by radical professors on our college campuses and even public schools along with Hollywood. They also see the tribalism(identity politics) being promoted by the Democratic elite and that there is no place for them in the Democratic party.

    And tribalism is very bad for whites since we've been demonized as the source of evil in the world. Tribalism followed to it's logical conclusions means race war in this country. We saw a glimpse of our future at Trump's rally in San Jose where all the blacks and Cholos showed up at the behest of the mayor and beat whites like a punching bag. Trump curled up and fled the state over that.

    But there's more!! Now the corporations are getting into hating whitey(hating conservatives - same thing) by censoring speech, searches, etc. Once Trump leaves it will get much worse for us.
    , @rogue-one
    I choose B: No.
    , @MBlanc46
    They seem to be waking up, but it may already be too late.
  9. 2256642

    so proud of Tucker! He has changed, and has been Red-Pilled….along with Hannity, who was red-pilled earlier; on-to the major bullshit/lying, of Republicans, as well as Democrats- that’s a major thing. And, of course, the blonde brigade…and, dark-haired beauties , – you know who you are; always proud of them when they needed to shout from the Mountain Tops: wake people up!

    • Replies: @Logan
    Your video has been dropped by Youtube, apparently. Now I wonder what it was.
  10. THIS was my song to go with my comments…apologies….L. and lI, get me confused. Just wanted you to hear the music of my youth.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    to all the ugly male haters here: this was the original video that was made for this song - think early 80's...and couch your snarkyness. And, shit, my sons all have girlfriends...and you are spending time here, with old people??????
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    That is my favorite song off that great album, Souvenirs, Lagertha. Thanks, and I hope a lot of readers will give this a listen. It's not quite from my time, but I did have this on CD.

    From the same album, here is a bluegrass song (Yes, people, Dan Fogelberg, pre-sappy):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAAZ1Exv6tI
  11. @Anon
    Straw poll: Will the white man ever wake up?
    Possible answers:
    A: Yes
    B: No
    C: Yes but it will be too late.

    They’re waking up, duh: Trump. Why do you not realize that everyone is worried that Trump can be Romanoffed any day? We are living in Dangerous Times.

  12. Somewhat OT: I was over at Alexa and noticed Huffpo and DailyKos have been losing traffic all year. I wonder if their decline has been noticed elsewhere. Mean-spirited shrillness, irrationality, witch-hunting, and crazy paranoia are not strong sellers, it seems.

    • Replies: @Paul Yarbles
    And look at unz.com! Up, up and away!

    https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/unz.com

    After getting depressed from reading about the parts of the spending bill having to do with immigration this morning, seeing unz.com readership increase is a nice change.

    Question is: did something happen in February to cause the increase? What?

  13. @anon
    That's "cookie-cutter culture"? Is she saying that all executives back in the seventies looked like mad scientists?

    I feel like I missed out on a pretty exciting time.

    Yea nothing says snooze fest like California I’m the 70s, the literal dawn of the computer age.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The guy who looks like Doc Brown in a 3 piece suit is holding, what, a 5 megabyte hard disk?

    I got a 10 meg hard disk in late 1984, that was pretty exciting.

  14. @Jake
    Hating Whitey is our version of Hating the Capitalists or Hating the Cossacks/Kulaks or Hating the Nobles/Priests.

    so, you are a dumb-ass? ’cause, you hate everybody, but you are white? Go home to mom & dad and, how big is your student loan? – GTFOOH

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Are you off your meds, granny? I don't think he was endorsing anything; just explaining.
  15. @Lagertha
    https://youtu.be/srNvp7w341I

    THIS was my song to go with my comments...apologies....L. and lI, get me confused. Just wanted you to hear the music of my youth.

    to all the ugly male haters here: this was the original video that was made for this song – think early 80’s…and couch your snarkyness. And, shit, my sons all have girlfriends…and you are spending time here, with old people??????

  16. To the nullipara obese NYC food writer chick with an Aughts critical theory hammer, everything looks like a white guy who wouldn’t nail her.

    http://www.remytumin.com/about/
    http://www.remytumin.com/resume/

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    Sailer's Law buttressed again.
  17. @Anon7
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=LrhHkQhglig

    Declines in sperm count vary a lot regionally. Finland hasn’t been affected, nor has the developing world. Central America has no shortage of couch potatoes and they eat crap too. That would seem to rule out environmental factors.

    I don’t want to sound like a lunatic conspiracy theorist, but are we being poisoned?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    You haven't heard about bisphenols leeching out of plastic liquid containers?
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1324822/Gender-bending-chemical-used-plastic-bottles-linked-low-sperm-count-men-time.html
    , @Lagertha
    duh, why do you not realize we are all crazy and agitated here! Never mind, YOU ARE NOT CRAZY.

    but, you have time to go to Maiine, Nova Scotia/Helsinki (better night life)
    https://youtu.be/HEL_qqXGjHU

    , @Neuday
    If I were a young man today, looking at the array of available women, my sperm would be reluctant. Call it penis ennui.
    , @AnotherDad

    I don’t want to sound like a lunatic conspiracy theorist, but are we being poisoned?
     
    Yes. As J. Ross notes.

    Don't let your kids--particularly your boys--eat on drink from plastic. No plastic water bottles--get steel. Don't microwave anything in plastic. And make sure they are aware of it so they can police it themselves.

    (I find today's young men weirdly whimpy/tame. I feel like we were a bit more wild and especially "male". I don't know how much of that is the constant, unrelenting indoctrination from the estrogenic schools, how much is the retreat to video games instead of doing stuff and how much is outright poisoning. But it's weird.)
  18. @415 reasons
    Yea nothing says snooze fest like California I’m the 70s, the literal dawn of the computer age.

    The guy who looks like Doc Brown in a 3 piece suit is holding, what, a 5 megabyte hard disk?

    I got a 10 meg hard disk in late 1984, that was pretty exciting.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    A Seagate ST-412 no doubt. Those were the stock drives in IBM PCs in that era.
    , @Clyde
    My 10GB IBM hard drive cost me $280 in 1998.
    , @Jim Christian

    I got a 10 meg hard disk in late 1984, that was pretty exciting.
     
    Did you EVER think you'd fill it up? As I went from 10MB, then 20, then 100MB, one after the other, I thought I'd never fill them up. Whatever the Moore's computation of PC-power doubling or whatever every 18 months, I don't remember anyone building a graph of how fast was the increase in storage, or rather the increase in DEMAND for storage aboard HDDs in simple PCs. I went from the PC Jr. which didn't HAVE a hard drive until after I got it (or maybe only a 1MB or 4 or 6?), to the AT IBMs we started installing voice mails on, north of 100MB inside of maybe a year or two. Once they got to be over 500MB, we didn't have to compress VM messages for most offices anymore. But with email and after Win3 came out then 95, and on to Win 98 in well, 98, we were running 8GB HDDs. RAM, also, went in measurement from KB, to MB and to GB in rapid order.

    Storage growth was as important as and moved faster than Moore's, it HAD to be. Speed of a processor, sure, important. Storage, however, was critical to each iteration of Windows, Netscape, Outlook. They weren't quite so bloated yet, that came later and was handled with more RAM.

    With thousand-fold increases in storage and RAM, I don't think processors grew that fast. It didn't much matter because in chicken-or-egg comparison, I remember the limitations of storage and RAM far more than actual processor power. But it was Processors that got all the glory as things went along. Intel had better press..
    , @Ivy
    Steve,
    Your mention of Century City conjured up an image of the Delta Towers that were seen in so many movies and TV shows. You probably saw a mini version of the towers in Chicagoland on a route into town from O'Hare, just to remind you of SoCal.
  19. @Bill P
    A large proportion of what you hear from the left these days would indeed be considered inciting racial hatred if you applied their own standards in an objective way. I can't even listen to NPR anymore without the feeling that many of the hosts would be happy to have me genocided.

    Ultimately, I think that's what's going to happen: some group of whites is going to be slaughtered somewhere. Probably in South Africa or some similar area.

    Knockout game and farm killings in South Africa, both denied in the legacy media and never reaching that critical boiling point. But what is that boiling point? Why does everyone know about My Lai but not North Vietnamese massacres, why did artists sing about not playing Sun City, but not talk about Umkhonto we Sizwe terrorism? Why did Harlan Ellison boil in righteous indignation at the National Guardsmen who shot students and the people who defended the guardsmen, but not at the campus provocateurs who thought it would be a good idea to surround and threaten men with rifles? Why did Ellison honestly believe that the guardsmen opened fire without being surrounded and threatened? Right now the revived BLM is setting up a humbled demonstration in Sacramento. Why did they freak out over the indefensible thugs they chose as exemplary victims, and not more sympathetic brutality victims?
    We must not wait for one of those Parkland Productions from a George Soros or an Edward Bernays. For as long as we accept the legacy media as anything but fake, the only words they will have for whutes deaths will be — “it’s not happening, but if it is happening, that’s wonderful.”

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    Odd that you referenced octogenarian SF author Harlan Ellison. A 60s (groovy, man) flashback? I was near that BLM demonstration in Sacramento. Black women with bullhorns; not a pretty picture.
  20. Anonymous[201] • Disclaimer says:

    “lady photographer” — ha ha ha!

    “40 year old pictures”: Is this UPI style? No hyphens, “40-year-old pictures”?

  21. @22pp22
    Declines in sperm count vary a lot regionally. Finland hasn't been affected, nor has the developing world. Central America has no shortage of couch potatoes and they eat crap too. That would seem to rule out environmental factors.

    I don't want to sound like a lunatic conspiracy theorist, but are we being poisoned?
    • Replies: @22pp22
    But why the regional variation?
  22. Anonymous[201] • Disclaimer says:

    From the text of the Times article it sounds like she art directed the photos with a heavy hand, moving stuff around even. So for the “black chick in a box” photo, you have to doubt that what the people are looking at was their own choice. The receptionist was probably directed to look at the man. And given that her head is literally 50-pixels high in the image, I’m having trouble reading her mind. But then I don’t have women’s intuition.

    You have to give the photographer props for getting a photo book published in the internet age. Do people still put these on coffee tables? Anything you’d want to do with a photo these days you’d want digital.

    I see that the photos were paid for by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Some of the best art online is essentially this -- collections of historical photos or book covers, organized around a theme -- at pinterest or other art sites. You can download the pictures and save enough money to buy a good art book, like Mexican Pulp Covers, Frazetta sketchbooks, or Coop's Big Fat One.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/442830575834694874/
    http://i.pinimg.com/736x/4d/2d/b5/4d2db5f1874e8d3c8f7e486316179157.jpg
    https://www.pinterest.com/cindycrary/70s-womens-fashion/
  23. Anonymous[144] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    The guy who looks like Doc Brown in a 3 piece suit is holding, what, a 5 megabyte hard disk?

    I got a 10 meg hard disk in late 1984, that was pretty exciting.

    A Seagate ST-412 no doubt. Those were the stock drives in IBM PCs in that era.

  24. • Replies: @Anon
    Great clothes!

    I remember the 24-hour keypunch room at the UCLA engineering lab, next to the tractor printing room. Stroll down from the dorm at 2:00 a.m., punch up some Hollerith cards, feed them into the reader, and wait for your output from the IBM 3xx (whatever it was) to come out.

    Maybe a friend would slip you an "app" -- a thick pack of Hollerith cards held together with a rubber band. If the rubber band broke and they got out of order, forget about it, it's gone.

    Those input keyboards also look like old Afga Compugraphics typesetting terminals. Everything had a dedicated keyboard with special keys. That seemed like the most advanced way to do things, before general-purpose PCs. And now the keyboards are virtual on tablets, sometimes with dedicated keys, so things are coming around again.
  25. Executive Order: Images of 1970s Corporate America Imitation Leather – April 24, 2018
    by Susan Ressler (Photographer), Mark Rice (Contributor)
    #1 New Release in Men’s Gender Studies

    Imitation Leather $45.00

    https://www.amazon.com/Executive-Order-Images-Corporate-America/dp/1942084471

  26. @Steve Sailer
    The guy who looks like Doc Brown in a 3 piece suit is holding, what, a 5 megabyte hard disk?

    I got a 10 meg hard disk in late 1984, that was pretty exciting.

    My 10GB IBM hard drive cost me $280 in 1998.

  27. @22pp22
    Declines in sperm count vary a lot regionally. Finland hasn't been affected, nor has the developing world. Central America has no shortage of couch potatoes and they eat crap too. That would seem to rule out environmental factors.

    I don't want to sound like a lunatic conspiracy theorist, but are we being poisoned?

    duh, why do you not realize we are all crazy and agitated here! Never mind, YOU ARE NOT CRAZY.

    but, you have time to go to Maiine, Nova Scotia/Helsinki (better night life)

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    oh, Steve, darling, you are such a character!

    Work on this one:
    https://youtu.be/D8CTpQKiOOs

    , @Lagertha
    haha, you so owe, me, Steve! :) terrible boy, that you are...I did give you a chance, like an idiot, to totally make fun of everything tonight! But, you at least, owe me something for the prompts that I foolishly laid out, right? I think your cynicism is so much worse than mine, so badass - you win! - are you happy now? haha. I can't stop laughing...when I scroll to my Dan Fogelberg songs! hahaaa - hey, I was serious, then :{"?/);? I was 17!!!! for eff's sake! hahhahhahhaaaaa
    , @Lagertha
    Steve, our fearless leader, hahhahhahhaaaaa - you made my night - I so needed to laugh out loud! - of course, at my expense, but what is fair is fair.
  28. Anon[388] • Disclaimer says:
    @George
    Susan Ressler, Executive Order Project:
    https://www.lensculture.com/susan-ressler?modal=project-592226
    https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/northrop-los-angeles-los-angeles-documentary-project-32094
    search on "susan ressler" nytimes for a couple more

    Big computers, big hair: the women of Bell Labs in the 1960s – in pictures
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/gallery/2016/feb/13/future-women-the-bell-lab-computer-operators-of-the-1960s-in-pictures-women-in-computing

    Great clothes!

    I remember the 24-hour keypunch room at the UCLA engineering lab, next to the tractor printing room. Stroll down from the dorm at 2:00 a.m., punch up some Hollerith cards, feed them into the reader, and wait for your output from the IBM 3xx (whatever it was) to come out.

    Maybe a friend would slip you an “app” — a thick pack of Hollerith cards held together with a rubber band. If the rubber band broke and they got out of order, forget about it, it’s gone.

    Those input keyboards also look like old Afga Compugraphics typesetting terminals. Everything had a dedicated keyboard with special keys. That seemed like the most advanced way to do things, before general-purpose PCs. And now the keyboards are virtual on tablets, sometimes with dedicated keys, so things are coming around again.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I've often regretted the relatively limited keyset on the PC as compared to several of the other choices on both the home/personal computers of the eighties and some of the more advanced workstations.

    Efficient handling of fractions as a character, and a selection of useful symbols recognized at the OS level would have been nice.

    The Symbolics LispM had the legendary "space cadet" keyboard, which had a lot of choices and dedicated keys, but some of those were of limited use from an application user's, rather than a programmer's, standpoint.

    Card suits were a feature of Commodore, which were of a little use, but the symbols that would have been the most useful that no one incorporated? Male and female.
  29. Look at what’s going on in society.

    The Democratic party is going full on tribal. Our universities are already tribal or will be. Corporations are taking the lead in censoring the internet against conservatives which means white people – look at Google and Facebook’s recent actions along with Citigroup, Dicks sporting goods, etc.

    Anti-gun movement is basicaly anti-white. Always been, it’s a must have if you want to control and then eradicate whites.

    Both parties united against Trump on immigration and trade. Both are white issues.

    The Dems are full on anti-white and promoting black and hispanic tribalism. Which means violence in the not to distant future. Because that’s where tribalism leads.

    The white elites have made it public that they want the white blue collars and middle-class to die off as soon as possible.

    So what part of war against whitey and his society don’t you get?

  30. @Anonymous
    From the text of the Times article it sounds like she art directed the photos with a heavy hand, moving stuff around even. So for the "black chick in a box" photo, you have to doubt that what the people are looking at was their own choice. The receptionist was probably directed to look at the man. And given that her head is literally 50-pixels high in the image, I'm having trouble reading her mind. But then I don't have women's intuition.

    You have to give the photographer props for getting a photo book published in the internet age. Do people still put these on coffee tables? Anything you'd want to do with a photo these days you'd want digital.

    I see that the photos were paid for by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Some of the best art online is essentially this — collections of historical photos or book covers, organized around a theme — at pinterest or other art sites. You can download the pictures and save enough money to buy a good art book, like Mexican Pulp Covers, Frazetta sketchbooks, or Coop’s Big Fat One.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/442830575834694874/

    https://www.pinterest.com/cindycrary/70s-womens-fashion/

    • Replies: @anonymous
    Mr. Ross:

    Would have preferred a picture from the Frazetta sketchbook.
    Hubba hubba.
  31. @Lagertha
    duh, why do you not realize we are all crazy and agitated here! Never mind, YOU ARE NOT CRAZY.

    but, you have time to go to Maiine, Nova Scotia/Helsinki (better night life)
    https://youtu.be/HEL_qqXGjHU

    oh, Steve, darling, you are such a character!

    Work on this one:

  32. @J.Ross
    You haven't heard about bisphenols leeching out of plastic liquid containers?
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1324822/Gender-bending-chemical-used-plastic-bottles-linked-low-sperm-count-men-time.html

    But why the regional variation?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Different regulations and consumption patterns. There's no GMO or overuse of hormones in a lot of Eastern Europe.
    Even if we are being poisoned, the pattern emerges quickly that, if we ditch junk food, we just happen to miss a lot of the poison. It really activates one's almonds.
    , @Logan
    Because Finland outlawed plastic bottles?

    (AFAIK, that's a joke/)
  33. @Lagertha
    duh, why do you not realize we are all crazy and agitated here! Never mind, YOU ARE NOT CRAZY.

    but, you have time to go to Maiine, Nova Scotia/Helsinki (better night life)
    https://youtu.be/HEL_qqXGjHU

    haha, you so owe, me, Steve! 🙂 terrible boy, that you are…I did give you a chance, like an idiot, to totally make fun of everything tonight! But, you at least, owe me something for the prompts that I foolishly laid out, right? I think your cynicism is so much worse than mine, so badass – you win! – are you happy now? haha. I can’t stop laughing…when I scroll to my Dan Fogelberg songs! hahaaa – hey, I was serious, then :{“?/);? I was 17!!!! for eff’s sake! hahhahhahhaaaaa

  34. National correspondent for the Washington Post

  35. @22pp22
    But why the regional variation?

    Different regulations and consumption patterns. There’s no GMO or overuse of hormones in a lot of Eastern Europe.
    Even if we are being poisoned, the pattern emerges quickly that, if we ditch junk food, we just happen to miss a lot of the poison. It really activates one’s almonds.

  36. @Lagertha
    duh, why do you not realize we are all crazy and agitated here! Never mind, YOU ARE NOT CRAZY.

    but, you have time to go to Maiine, Nova Scotia/Helsinki (better night life)
    https://youtu.be/HEL_qqXGjHU

    Steve, our fearless leader, hahhahhahhaaaaa – you made my night – I so needed to laugh out loud! – of course, at my expense, but what is fair is fair.

  37. @Anon
    Straw poll: Will the white man ever wake up?
    Possible answers:
    A: Yes
    B: No
    C: Yes but it will be too late.

    At some level quite a few have considering over 70% of the people want immigration restricted and our borders secured.(Harvard study)

    That’s as close as we’ll get to a objective measure. Whites know full well that more brown skins is bad for them.

    Many also know full well that whites are targets of hatred by the blacks and have known this since forced busing and AA began. They are well awaye of the hatred promoted by radical professors on our college campuses and even public schools along with Hollywood. They also see the tribalism(identity politics) being promoted by the Democratic elite and that there is no place for them in the Democratic party.

    And tribalism is very bad for whites since we’ve been demonized as the source of evil in the world. Tribalism followed to it’s logical conclusions means race war in this country. We saw a glimpse of our future at Trump’s rally in San Jose where all the blacks and Cholos showed up at the behest of the mayor and beat whites like a punching bag. Trump curled up and fled the state over that.

    But there’s more!! Now the corporations are getting into hating whitey(hating conservatives – same thing) by censoring speech, searches, etc. Once Trump leaves it will get much worse for us.

  38. Anonymous[237] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Great clothes!

    I remember the 24-hour keypunch room at the UCLA engineering lab, next to the tractor printing room. Stroll down from the dorm at 2:00 a.m., punch up some Hollerith cards, feed them into the reader, and wait for your output from the IBM 3xx (whatever it was) to come out.

    Maybe a friend would slip you an "app" -- a thick pack of Hollerith cards held together with a rubber band. If the rubber band broke and they got out of order, forget about it, it's gone.

    Those input keyboards also look like old Afga Compugraphics typesetting terminals. Everything had a dedicated keyboard with special keys. That seemed like the most advanced way to do things, before general-purpose PCs. And now the keyboards are virtual on tablets, sometimes with dedicated keys, so things are coming around again.

    I’ve often regretted the relatively limited keyset on the PC as compared to several of the other choices on both the home/personal computers of the eighties and some of the more advanced workstations.

    Efficient handling of fractions as a character, and a selection of useful symbols recognized at the OS level would have been nice.

    The Symbolics LispM had the legendary “space cadet” keyboard, which had a lot of choices and dedicated keys, but some of those were of limited use from an application user’s, rather than a programmer’s, standpoint.

    Card suits were a feature of Commodore, which were of a little use, but the symbols that would have been the most useful that no one incorporated? Male and female.

  39. @Bill P
    A large proportion of what you hear from the left these days would indeed be considered inciting racial hatred if you applied their own standards in an objective way. I can't even listen to NPR anymore without the feeling that many of the hosts would be happy to have me genocided.

    Ultimately, I think that's what's going to happen: some group of whites is going to be slaughtered somewhere. Probably in South Africa or some similar area.

    “some group of whites is going to be slaughtered somewhere. Probably in South Africa”

    Isn’t that pretty much underway already?

  40. @anon
    That's "cookie-cutter culture"? Is she saying that all executives back in the seventies looked like mad scientists?

    I feel like I missed out on a pretty exciting time.

    Doc Brown, is that you?

  41. Not really. There’s a difference between a high rate of murder and full-on massacre. The former often precedes the latter, but it isn’t a direct cause and effect sort of thing.

    Generally mass murder happens when elites think they can get away with it. And it is almost always elites who precipitate mass murder. One can get a sense of when it is going to happen through paying attention to their rhetoric, and today it’s pretty clear that they’re encouraging a “culling”.

    These kinds of slaughters rely on the locals as auxilliaries, so if you’re in a minority as a white you’re at higher risk. This is why it seems counterproductive for white elites in places like California – which has a lot of them – to be agitating for ethnic cleansing. But one should never underestimate the human capacity for irrationalism.

    I think this is why Steven Pinker is frantically making a case for rational thought and Enlightenment values; he’s actually frightened that these people (Western elites) are about to blow it. Wouldn’t be the first time…

  42. @22pp22
    But why the regional variation?

    Because Finland outlawed plastic bottles?

    (AFAIK, that’s a joke/)

  43. @Lagertha
    so proud of Tucker! He has changed, and has been Red-Pilled....along with Hannity, who was red-pilled earlier; on-to the major bullshit/lying, of Republicans, as well as Democrats- that's a major thing. And, of course, the blonde brigade...and, dark-haired beauties , - you know who you are; always proud of them when they needed to shout from the Mountain Tops: wake people up!

    https://youtu.be/srNvp7w341l

    Your video has been dropped by Youtube, apparently. Now I wonder what it was.

  44. It’s easy to hate whitey when he looks like that douche in the top photo.

    BTW, I don’t know what capacity that disk-pack is, but I watched guy drop one in our computing lab, and then, when it didn’t work in the first drive he tried it in, he went to the second one and head crashed it too. I used to marvel at the 3mb Winchester drive I had in my PC in the mid-1980s. Ah those were the days.

    • Replies: @FPD72
    I worked as a computer operator on an IBM 360/50 1969-71 while in college and again in 1977 while in grad school. We NEVER handled the disk packs directly like the guy in the photo. They were stored in clear plastic cases and went into the drives in the case. The case wasn’t removed until the disk pack was secured. You rotated the cover clock wise to secure it onto the pack and counter-clockwise to release it.

    The IBM 360/50 at my university had 256 K of memory. The HASP, which operated over the OS, took about 100 k, while the OS used about 30, so there was only about 100 k of free memory for programs to run. When I worked the graveyard shift, I would reinitiate the system and run it without HASP, so that programs with higher memory requirements could run.

    Good times.
  45. @Lagertha
    https://youtu.be/srNvp7w341I

    THIS was my song to go with my comments...apologies....L. and lI, get me confused. Just wanted you to hear the music of my youth.

    That is my favorite song off that great album, Souvenirs, Lagertha. Thanks, and I hope a lot of readers will give this a listen. It’s not quite from my time, but I did have this on CD.

    From the same album, here is a bluegrass song (Yes, people, Dan Fogelberg, pre-sappy):

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    This is the same guy who sang "Someday they will un-DER-stand...", not once, but several times over? False rhymes might be defended as the way people talk, but bad scansion has no excuse. John Lennon nearly ruined There's a Place by forcing a dull rhyme into the bridge the wrong way, turning it into an identity, instead.

    Well, at least Fogelberg's reference to St Paul in another song doesn't mention any wheat fields.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBL61t2cVY0
  46. “It’s much more apparent to me now,” Ms. Ressler said. “When I think on it, I never met a single high-level female executive.”

    Maybe ya shoulda read Aristotle, honey: “The male is by nature superior, the female inferior.” Politics, Book I.

  47. @Steve Sailer
    The guy who looks like Doc Brown in a 3 piece suit is holding, what, a 5 megabyte hard disk?

    I got a 10 meg hard disk in late 1984, that was pretty exciting.

    I got a 10 meg hard disk in late 1984, that was pretty exciting.

    Did you EVER think you’d fill it up? As I went from 10MB, then 20, then 100MB, one after the other, I thought I’d never fill them up. Whatever the Moore’s computation of PC-power doubling or whatever every 18 months, I don’t remember anyone building a graph of how fast was the increase in storage, or rather the increase in DEMAND for storage aboard HDDs in simple PCs. I went from the PC Jr. which didn’t HAVE a hard drive until after I got it (or maybe only a 1MB or 4 or 6?), to the AT IBMs we started installing voice mails on, north of 100MB inside of maybe a year or two. Once they got to be over 500MB, we didn’t have to compress VM messages for most offices anymore. But with email and after Win3 came out then 95, and on to Win 98 in well, 98, we were running 8GB HDDs. RAM, also, went in measurement from KB, to MB and to GB in rapid order.

    Storage growth was as important as and moved faster than Moore’s, it HAD to be. Speed of a processor, sure, important. Storage, however, was critical to each iteration of Windows, Netscape, Outlook. They weren’t quite so bloated yet, that came later and was handled with more RAM.

    With thousand-fold increases in storage and RAM, I don’t think processors grew that fast. It didn’t much matter because in chicken-or-egg comparison, I remember the limitations of storage and RAM far more than actual processor power. But it was Processors that got all the glory as things went along. Intel had better press..

    • Replies: @res

    Storage growth was as important as and moved faster than Moore’s, it HAD to be.
     
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/10/kryders_law_of_ever_cheaper_storage_disproven/

    This graph is a great look at how evolutionary and revolutionary technology improvements can combine over time.

    https://regmedia.co.uk/2014/11/10/kryder_esses.jpg
  48. A 1970 vision of what 1980 would look like…

    I don’t remember 1980 being that cool, but I do like the selectric line printer. Those things were everywhere.

  49. “And it is almost always elites who precipitate mass murder. One can get a sense of when it is going to happen through paying attention to their rhetoric, and today it’s pretty clear that they’re encouraging a “culling”.

    Exactly! Lenin set the standard for most of the 20th-century exterminator-bound elites (Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, etc.)

    Prior to taking power Lenin’s vocabulary for any opposition was taken out of a pest-control manual — “bed bugs, cockroaches, vermin, scum.”

    In power, sanitize:

    In a 1922 letter to his ruling Politboro, Lenin outlined his approach to making the show trials have maximum impact on public opinion — executions, public ones just to make sure everyone got the message. “The result,” he wrote, “of the trial is to be the execution, by public shooting, of a large number of the Chuya Black Hundreds as well as the shooting of as many as possible from Moscow and other important religious centers… The more we shoot, the better it will be for us.” [Black Book of Communism, Harvard University Press, 1999, pp 125-26.]

    • Replies: @TheJester
    Castro and his gang learned from the Leninists ... find and kill all of your opponents (who, whom, who cares) quickly and completely to prevent them from organizing against you. This makes Machiavellian sense: they might succeed against you unless you act immediately and decisively. Your willingness to massacre opponents as well as those with the power to emerge as opponents will serve as a message to anyone contemplating contrary thoughts, much less actions.

    Castro and his inner circle had had a more recent experience with the alternative in Nicaragua. A reformer took power but did not immediately kill his opponents when he had the power and the opportunity to do so. The opponents organized a coup against him, murdered him, and reseized power ... the end of the reform movement.

    Questions:

    Does this mean that democracy and power politics in extremis are inherently incompatible?

    Is the liberal left (a euphemism for Marxism) starting to play power politics both in America and Europe?

    Is Lenin their role model?
  50. @J.Ross
    Some of the best art online is essentially this -- collections of historical photos or book covers, organized around a theme -- at pinterest or other art sites. You can download the pictures and save enough money to buy a good art book, like Mexican Pulp Covers, Frazetta sketchbooks, or Coop's Big Fat One.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/442830575834694874/
    http://i.pinimg.com/736x/4d/2d/b5/4d2db5f1874e8d3c8f7e486316179157.jpg
    https://www.pinterest.com/cindycrary/70s-womens-fashion/

    Mr. Ross:

    Would have preferred a picture from the Frazetta sketchbook.
    Hubba hubba.

  51. @Lagertha
    so, you are a dumb-ass? 'cause, you hate everybody, but you are white? Go home to mom & dad and, how big is your student loan? - GTFOOH

    Are you off your meds, granny? I don’t think he was endorsing anything; just explaining.

  52. @Anon
    Straw poll: Will the white man ever wake up?
    Possible answers:
    A: Yes
    B: No
    C: Yes but it will be too late.

    I choose B: No.

  53. This is it! I’m through! I’m gonna apply for political asylum in Wakanda! Wait! Those black bigots won’t take me in.. But I hear New Zealand is taking in Afrikaner refugees. Is that correct?

  54. @Anon
    Somewhat OT: I was over at Alexa and noticed Huffpo and DailyKos have been losing traffic all year. I wonder if their decline has been noticed elsewhere. Mean-spirited shrillness, irrationality, witch-hunting, and crazy paranoia are not strong sellers, it seems.

    And look at unz.com! Up, up and away!

    https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/unz.com

    After getting depressed from reading about the parts of the spending bill having to do with immigration this morning, seeing unz.com readership increase is a nice change.

    Question is: did something happen in February to cause the increase? What?

    • Replies: @res
    What is up with Sudan? Why is unz.com ranked so much higher there than anywhere else?
    , @Steve Sailer
    Question is: did something happen in February to cause the increase? What?


    Trump said something? That's usually the explanation for more visits.
  55. @Olorin
    To the nullipara obese NYC food writer chick with an Aughts critical theory hammer, everything looks like a white guy who wouldn't nail her.

    http://www.remytumin.com/about/
    http://www.remytumin.com/resume/

    Sailer’s Law buttressed again.

  56. @22pp22
    Declines in sperm count vary a lot regionally. Finland hasn't been affected, nor has the developing world. Central America has no shortage of couch potatoes and they eat crap too. That would seem to rule out environmental factors.

    I don't want to sound like a lunatic conspiracy theorist, but are we being poisoned?

    If I were a young man today, looking at the array of available women, my sperm would be reluctant. Call it penis ennui.

  57. I gotta say, life looked pretty good back in the 70s.

    As for the black woman “in the box” checking out the handsome exec, what Ms. Ressler’s fetid feminist gaze fails to notice is a look of adoration.

    “She’s in that box, and he can’t see the way she’s looking at him,” Ms. Ressler said. “Back then, that’s just the way it was.”

    That’s really pretty stupid. Yeah, he can’t see her Ms. Resller because you have him posing for your camera. I’d lay a pretty big bet that the exec knew precisely how he was being looked at, and may well have made use of that fact on more than one occasion.

  58. @The Alarmist
    It's easy to hate whitey when he looks like that douche in the top photo.

    BTW, I don't know what capacity that disk-pack is, but I watched guy drop one in our computing lab, and then, when it didn't work in the first drive he tried it in, he went to the second one and head crashed it too. I used to marvel at the 3mb Winchester drive I had in my PC in the mid-1980s. Ah those were the days.

    I worked as a computer operator on an IBM 360/50 1969-71 while in college and again in 1977 while in grad school. We NEVER handled the disk packs directly like the guy in the photo. They were stored in clear plastic cases and went into the drives in the case. The case wasn’t removed until the disk pack was secured. You rotated the cover clock wise to secure it onto the pack and counter-clockwise to release it.

    The IBM 360/50 at my university had 256 K of memory. The HASP, which operated over the OS, took about 100 k, while the OS used about 30, so there was only about 100 k of free memory for programs to run. When I worked the graveyard shift, I would reinitiate the system and run it without HASP, so that programs with higher memory requirements could run.

    Good times.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    They only trusted lesser mortals like me with card decks.
  59. WowI am shocked. Another White woman hate hate hating White men. More proof if needed that the eternal and natural enemy of the beta White male is the average White upper class woman.

    Without upper class White women there would be 60% less hate White man.

    I fully expect in CA both annexation by Mexico and mass seizure of White male property and mass killings.

    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "I fully expect in CA both annexation by Mexico and mass seizure of White male property and mass killings."

    LOL. Cali Mexicans are already seizing White male property as we speak. It's called food stamps, K-through-18 daycare, free college, free healthcare, free electricity, subsidized housing, and massive tax refunds (they don't pay a dime in taxes).

    So why mess up a good thing? You're more valuable to them alive than dead.
  60. This technology lady looks smart and athletic. She’s got good forearms that suggest she could deliver some retaliation if you got fresh with her and she didn’t want you to get fresh with her.

    The Democrats are pulling out all the stops to ramp up their White lady voter numbers in the mid-term elections. President Trump better cut out the weak bullshit on immigration and sovereignty or else the White women voters won’t A) show up to vote or B) vote for the Democrats.

    White lady voters want force properly applied in such a manner that it advances the safety and security of the United States and American families. President Trump should call for an immigration moratorium and he should deport all illegal aliens. Trump should pick a fight on immigration with Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and the Democrat Party to show White lady voters that he has the guts and heart to buck the system in defense of the safety and security of the United States.

    Athletic Technology Lady From A Few Decades Ago:

  61. @Anon7
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=LrhHkQhglig

    When the Soviet Union fell the world was made aware of millions of women throughout those lands who were beautiful, accomplished — many having learned other languages like English — and were desperately in search of a foreign husband. Where were their men? Drunk, dead, or otherwise completely unsuited for their own women was the answer.

    Someone needs to compare out present situation with the Soviet experience reference the fate of the men. We seem to be re-living their predicament. Perhaps it is a feature of Communist rule that the man is degraded and the woman elevated, so as thus to more completely disintegrate the fabric of the captive society.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Men rebel, women conform. Within an organization the most loyal man comes to you and says, "you know, I think it would be better if we did it this way." The woman says, "it's already done, sir."
    , @Anon7
    I’m sorry I’m so late reading your comment. I think this is a terrific insight, and someone with more knowledge in this area should do more with it.

    “They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work” is a clever witticism about the Soviet system, and usually gets a chuckle, but denying men the opportunity to compete fairly, to prove themselves and to do meaningful work is a soul-destroyer.

  62. Regarding those 1970s photos, pretty strange to see desks without computers on them. Before my time there.

  63. @22pp22
    Declines in sperm count vary a lot regionally. Finland hasn't been affected, nor has the developing world. Central America has no shortage of couch potatoes and they eat crap too. That would seem to rule out environmental factors.

    I don't want to sound like a lunatic conspiracy theorist, but are we being poisoned?

    I don’t want to sound like a lunatic conspiracy theorist, but are we being poisoned?

    Yes. As J. Ross notes.

    Don’t let your kids–particularly your boys–eat on drink from plastic. No plastic water bottles–get steel. Don’t microwave anything in plastic. And make sure they are aware of it so they can police it themselves.

    (I find today’s young men weirdly whimpy/tame. I feel like we were a bit more wild and especially “male”. I don’t know how much of that is the constant, unrelenting indoctrination from the estrogenic schools, how much is the retreat to video games instead of doing stuff and how much is outright poisoning. But it’s weird.)

  64. “the rise of the economic order,” Ms. Ressler said, where class, race and gender roles came into play. …

    What % of 2018 Cultural Chatter Is Marxist Bullshit?

    Do you see how Marxist thinking works? The logical fallacy of it: Observe that different sets of people fall into different roles. Rather than wondering if there might be a third variable (characteristic of those sets) causing that, just assume that the roles themselves are the cause. Sheer idiocy.

  65. @J.Ross
    So she's at least sixty and unmarried? Shocking.

    So she’s at least sixty and unmarried? Shocking.

    Give her a break….maybe she’s a carpet muncher.

  66. @J.Ross
    Knockout game and farm killings in South Africa, both denied in the legacy media and never reaching that critical boiling point. But what is that boiling point? Why does everyone know about My Lai but not North Vietnamese massacres, why did artists sing about not playing Sun City, but not talk about Umkhonto we Sizwe terrorism? Why did Harlan Ellison boil in righteous indignation at the National Guardsmen who shot students and the people who defended the guardsmen, but not at the campus provocateurs who thought it would be a good idea to surround and threaten men with rifles? Why did Ellison honestly believe that the guardsmen opened fire without being surrounded and threatened? Right now the revived BLM is setting up a humbled demonstration in Sacramento. Why did they freak out over the indefensible thugs they chose as exemplary victims, and not more sympathetic brutality victims?
    We must not wait for one of those Parkland Productions from a George Soros or an Edward Bernays. For as long as we accept the legacy media as anything but fake, the only words they will have for whutes deaths will be -- "it's not happening, but if it is happening, that's wonderful."

    Odd that you referenced octogenarian SF author Harlan Ellison. A 60s (groovy, man) flashback? I was near that BLM demonstration in Sacramento. Black women with bullhorns; not a pretty picture.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Maybe it was a bad example, but from McCarthyism to the Parkland Players the left has this pattern of childishly simplistic emotional extremity and moral certainty based on lying. It always turns out to be a lie. If you can find the lie you can defeat the whole thing, but if you just reject the fake purity you're already partially protected. Ellison probably stuck out because he devoted an extensive introduction to one of his short story collections condemning the flyover country reaction to the elite reaction to Kent State. Somewhere he lawyerishly mentions that for reasons of space we will not analyze the exact events. So here we see the model advanced a few frames: even though at that point the lie was exposed, the campaigners can salvage some moral outrage by pretending to not understand how ordinary Americans would be okay with shooting innocent kids. This transfers directly to BLM and St Skittles.
  67. @FPD72
    I worked as a computer operator on an IBM 360/50 1969-71 while in college and again in 1977 while in grad school. We NEVER handled the disk packs directly like the guy in the photo. They were stored in clear plastic cases and went into the drives in the case. The case wasn’t removed until the disk pack was secured. You rotated the cover clock wise to secure it onto the pack and counter-clockwise to release it.

    The IBM 360/50 at my university had 256 K of memory. The HASP, which operated over the OS, took about 100 k, while the OS used about 30, so there was only about 100 k of free memory for programs to run. When I worked the graveyard shift, I would reinitiate the system and run it without HASP, so that programs with higher memory requirements could run.

    Good times.

    They only trusted lesser mortals like me with card decks.

  68. @anon
    That's "cookie-cutter culture"? Is she saying that all executives back in the seventies looked like mad scientists?

    I feel like I missed out on a pretty exciting time.

    I was watching The Frankenstein Chronicles on Netflix the other night, and a supporting character with a regular role was a black police constable in 1827 London. Very progressive, even early 19th c. Britain.

    Yet this writer wants me to believe 1970s Los Angeles was some kind of corporate hell-hole?

    Who to believe? It’s such a quandary…

  69. @Ximenes
    When the Soviet Union fell the world was made aware of millions of women throughout those lands who were beautiful, accomplished -- many having learned other languages like English -- and were desperately in search of a foreign husband. Where were their men? Drunk, dead, or otherwise completely unsuited for their own women was the answer.

    Someone needs to compare out present situation with the Soviet experience reference the fate of the men. We seem to be re-living their predicament. Perhaps it is a feature of Communist rule that the man is degraded and the woman elevated, so as thus to more completely disintegrate the fabric of the captive society.

    Men rebel, women conform. Within an organization the most loyal man comes to you and says, “you know, I think it would be better if we did it this way.” The woman says, “it’s already done, sir.”

  70. @Jim Christian

    I got a 10 meg hard disk in late 1984, that was pretty exciting.
     
    Did you EVER think you'd fill it up? As I went from 10MB, then 20, then 100MB, one after the other, I thought I'd never fill them up. Whatever the Moore's computation of PC-power doubling or whatever every 18 months, I don't remember anyone building a graph of how fast was the increase in storage, or rather the increase in DEMAND for storage aboard HDDs in simple PCs. I went from the PC Jr. which didn't HAVE a hard drive until after I got it (or maybe only a 1MB or 4 or 6?), to the AT IBMs we started installing voice mails on, north of 100MB inside of maybe a year or two. Once they got to be over 500MB, we didn't have to compress VM messages for most offices anymore. But with email and after Win3 came out then 95, and on to Win 98 in well, 98, we were running 8GB HDDs. RAM, also, went in measurement from KB, to MB and to GB in rapid order.

    Storage growth was as important as and moved faster than Moore's, it HAD to be. Speed of a processor, sure, important. Storage, however, was critical to each iteration of Windows, Netscape, Outlook. They weren't quite so bloated yet, that came later and was handled with more RAM.

    With thousand-fold increases in storage and RAM, I don't think processors grew that fast. It didn't much matter because in chicken-or-egg comparison, I remember the limitations of storage and RAM far more than actual processor power. But it was Processors that got all the glory as things went along. Intel had better press..

    Storage growth was as important as and moved faster than Moore’s, it HAD to be.

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/10/kryders_law_of_ever_cheaper_storage_disproven/

    This graph is a great look at how evolutionary and revolutionary technology improvements can combine over time.

  71. Those photos capture the 70s office aesthetic and remind me of visiting my father at work. Regarding computer stuff, he headed their first application of computing to industrial production. The new computers had to be hauled to the plants in rented moving trucks.

    He attended an IBM programming school for that project and brought home stacks of printouts for me to look at. I remember a storage disk he kept for fun leaning against a wall in his office. That disk was as big as the lid of a garbage can.

  72. @Whiskey
    WowI am shocked. Another White woman hate hate hating White men. More proof if needed that the eternal and natural enemy of the beta White male is the average White upper class woman.

    Without upper class White women there would be 60% less hate White man.

    I fully expect in CA both annexation by Mexico and mass seizure of White male property and mass killings.

    “I fully expect in CA both annexation by Mexico and mass seizure of White male property and mass killings.”

    LOL. Cali Mexicans are already seizing White male property as we speak. It’s called food stamps, K-through-18 daycare, free college, free healthcare, free electricity, subsidized housing, and massive tax refunds (they don’t pay a dime in taxes).

    So why mess up a good thing? You’re more valuable to them alive than dead.

  73. @SunBakedSuburb
    Odd that you referenced octogenarian SF author Harlan Ellison. A 60s (groovy, man) flashback? I was near that BLM demonstration in Sacramento. Black women with bullhorns; not a pretty picture.

    Maybe it was a bad example, but from McCarthyism to the Parkland Players the left has this pattern of childishly simplistic emotional extremity and moral certainty based on lying. It always turns out to be a lie. If you can find the lie you can defeat the whole thing, but if you just reject the fake purity you’re already partially protected. Ellison probably stuck out because he devoted an extensive introduction to one of his short story collections condemning the flyover country reaction to the elite reaction to Kent State. Somewhere he lawyerishly mentions that for reasons of space we will not analyze the exact events. So here we see the model advanced a few frames: even though at that point the lie was exposed, the campaigners can salvage some moral outrage by pretending to not understand how ordinary Americans would be okay with shooting innocent kids. This transfers directly to BLM and St Skittles.

  74. Anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s like the famous photography book ‘The Americans’ by Robert Frank.

    It’s got that same Jewish vision of America – A nightmare of grim, unsmiling people in weird, almost menacingly bleak surroundings. The aesthetic is pretty common…a bit cliché by now.

    What I’ve learned in doing a bit of amateur photography, is the camera is a terrific liar. It can make something modest look grand and something grand look modest. I’m 100% certain this woman has/had boxes filled with alternates where the subjects looked a bit too animated or may have even accidentally cracked a smile.

    The images are a reflection of the photographer’s mental state and aesthetic preferences. They say precisely zero about the people or activities in that office in the 1970’s.

    A happier, better adjusted photographer would have captured a completely different look and feel if they were shooting the exact same people/places on the same day.

    • Replies: @Laugh Track

    A happier, better adjusted photographer would have captured a completely different look and feel if they were shooting the exact same people/places on the same day.
     
    It certainly applies to Diane Arbus as well. Depressed photographer, depressing photos. It took me years to realize that she was not capturing reality. She was shaping it.
  75. I am a despicable white male and I have a white mother who wanted me to succeed. Could that be the problem?

  76. This womyn is an old dried-out jewess who needed a quick buck, remembered these photos, and realized that she could make money using them to impugn white guys. TJB (Typical Jew Behavior).

  77. The companies were depicted were probably much better run and far more profitable, since decisions were made on merit, you didn’t have to have the Diversity Scam Department, no Affirmative Action hires in make-work management positions while the white men did the real work, etc.

  78. Anon[153] • Disclaimer says:

    “Somewhat OT: I was over at Alexa and noticed Huffpo and DailyKos have been losing traffic all year.”

    And The Young Turks had to take a $20 million dollar bail out from some rich Jewish guy. I guess their “hate whitey cops” campaign to drive up the black vote for Hillary backfired among the Bernie Bros. The wealthiest, most interested, group of politically active people are all white male. Oops.

  79. “Question is: did something happen in February to cause the increase? What?”

    The video feature, perhaps.

  80. Class, race and gender roles came into play…

    So pretty much like every other place in the entire world then. What makes Ms. Ressler think she’s above it all?

    “The rise of the economic order,” Ms. Ressler said, where class, race and gender roles came into play…

    It’s actually the opposite. Only in an affluent society can the usual class, race and gender interactions be subverted, because of excess and economic power.

    It would appear that divisions between class, race and gender throughout all the human societies in the world are more the rule than the exception. Once this is accepted, the task is then to try to achieve some sort of harmony. A healthy society is a harmonious society.

  81. anonymous[237] • Disclaimer says:

    “…I don’t know what capacity that disk-pack is, but I watched guy drop one…”

    and

    “…We NEVER handled the disk packs directly like the guy in the photo…”

    There was a generation (say, around the mid-to late 70s) of minicomputer drives where the drives had their own plastic cases (“packs”), kind of like something you might store a cake in. There was a hard plastic round bottom piece of the enclosure that the disk shaft dropped into, just like it did in the actual disk drive (the size of a washing machine). The pack enclosure “wrapped” the rest of the multi-platter disk pack and was transparent. These plastic disk pack enclosures were designed so that you could stack the disks in their packs, when the disks were out of the drive. (Disks were removable media, like tape, and were stored in libraries, similar to tape libraries. A computer would usually have many more disks than drives.) Disks were often stacked 3 or 4 high in their packs.

    The guy in the picture is holding one of the plastic pack enclosures. It may or may not hold a disk.

    It’s a Honeywell installation, but that disk pack looks almost identical to some of the DEC (Digital) disk packs, such as the RM03. The RM03 stored 67 Mbytes.

    At the bottom of the wikipedia page on disk packs are pictures of an operator putting such a disk into a drive:

    (She is holding the disk inside its plastic “cake-holder-like” pack. Perhaps she has just removed it from a shelf in a disk library and moved it to the disk drive she wants to put it into.)

    (She has rotated the handle and pulled the disk out of the bottom piece of the pack. At this point the surface of the disk platters are directly exposed to the air in the computer room!)

    (She is about to insert the drive into the disk and lock the shaft in place with the handle.)

    (She now closes the drive so she can spin the disk up. At this point the disk is completely exposed to the air in the computer center. Notice the empty plastic disk pack on top of the drive in the background. You can see the hard bottom piece. These packs often had physical labels, so you wanted to keep a pack with its drive; thus the empty pack would usually be on top of the drive that currently held the disk that would be stored in the pack.)

  82. @Achmed E. Newman
    That is my favorite song off that great album, Souvenirs, Lagertha. Thanks, and I hope a lot of readers will give this a listen. It's not quite from my time, but I did have this on CD.

    From the same album, here is a bluegrass song (Yes, people, Dan Fogelberg, pre-sappy):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAAZ1Exv6tI

    This is the same guy who sang “Someday they will un-DER-stand…”, not once, but several times over? False rhymes might be defended as the way people talk, but bad scansion has no excuse. John Lennon nearly ruined There’s a Place by forcing a dull rhyme into the bridge the wrong way, turning it into an identity, instead.

    Well, at least Fogelberg’s reference to St Paul in another song doesn’t mention any wheat fields.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    I have not heard, and had not heard of, John Lennon's version of that song. As far as Part of the Plan (one of my favorites) goes, I beg to differ on this. As a matter of fact, I DEMAND to differ. Listen, Reg, that "... someday you'll understand" part is not even part of the same meter as "Feel you must, it's a part of the plan.". I think it does not in any way HAVE TO rhyme with "plan" to begin with. It could just as easily be "... someday you'll get it right." or whatever, repeated 3 times.

    Now, when it comes to lyrics, they are not the most important part a song anyway, Apparently, from a long-lost interview I had seen in the 1980's, David Byrne of the Talking Heads had no idea really what lyrics to put in front of the great beat of Burning Down the House. He said the lyric was gonna be "Foam Rubber, USA" but he changed it, maybe to make it fit the meter better.

    I love that Lobo song from way back. I can't vouch for wheat fields, but St. Paul is in the heart of the tall-grass prairie, so why not any wheat fields?. I've seen much stupiditer lyrics than that, as I'm sure you have. I've been Everywhere, Man, but I can't recall.

    Have a good morning. I am really down from Mr. Derbyshire's article - not that I don't already know pretty much how it's been going, but ... it's time to get outside.
  83. @Anonymous
    It's like the famous photography book 'The Americans' by Robert Frank.

    It's got that same Jewish vision of America - A nightmare of grim, unsmiling people in weird, almost menacingly bleak surroundings. The aesthetic is pretty common...a bit cliché by now.

    What I've learned in doing a bit of amateur photography, is the camera is a terrific liar. It can make something modest look grand and something grand look modest. I'm 100% certain this woman has/had boxes filled with alternates where the subjects looked a bit too animated or may have even accidentally cracked a smile.

    The images are a reflection of the photographer's mental state and aesthetic preferences. They say precisely zero about the people or activities in that office in the 1970's.

    A happier, better adjusted photographer would have captured a completely different look and feel if they were shooting the exact same people/places on the same day.

    A happier, better adjusted photographer would have captured a completely different look and feel if they were shooting the exact same people/places on the same day.

    It certainly applies to Diane Arbus as well. Depressed photographer, depressing photos. It took me years to realize that she was not capturing reality. She was shaping it.

  84. @Paul Yarbles
    And look at unz.com! Up, up and away!

    https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/unz.com

    After getting depressed from reading about the parts of the spending bill having to do with immigration this morning, seeing unz.com readership increase is a nice change.

    Question is: did something happen in February to cause the increase? What?

    What is up with Sudan? Why is unz.com ranked so much higher there than anywhere else?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    What is up with Sudan? Why is unz.com ranked so much higher there than anywhere else?

    Our tradition of Manute Bol coverage?

    Wait, that's South Sudan now ...

  85. I’m liking snapshots and commercial photography better than art photography these days.

    https://www.pinterest.com/anin75/1970s-office/

  86. @Reg Cæsar
    This is the same guy who sang "Someday they will un-DER-stand...", not once, but several times over? False rhymes might be defended as the way people talk, but bad scansion has no excuse. John Lennon nearly ruined There's a Place by forcing a dull rhyme into the bridge the wrong way, turning it into an identity, instead.

    Well, at least Fogelberg's reference to St Paul in another song doesn't mention any wheat fields.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBL61t2cVY0

    I have not heard, and had not heard of, John Lennon’s version of that song. As far as Part of the Plan (one of my favorites) goes, I beg to differ on this. As a matter of fact, I DEMAND to differ. Listen, Reg, that “… someday you’ll understand” part is not even part of the same meter as “Feel you must, it’s a part of the plan.”. I think it does not in any way HAVE TO rhyme with “plan” to begin with. It could just as easily be “… someday you’ll get it right.” or whatever, repeated 3 times.

    Now, when it comes to lyrics, they are not the most important part a song anyway, Apparently, from a long-lost interview I had seen in the 1980’s, David Byrne of the Talking Heads had no idea really what lyrics to put in front of the great beat of Burning Down the House. He said the lyric was gonna be “Foam Rubber, USA” but he changed it, maybe to make it fit the meter better.

    I love that Lobo song from way back. I can’t vouch for wheat fields, but St. Paul is in the heart of the tall-grass prairie, so why not any wheat fields?. I’ve seen much stupiditer lyrics than that, as I’m sure you have. I’ve been Everywhere, Man, but I can’t recall.

    Have a good morning. I am really down from Mr. Derbyshire’s article – not that I don’t already know pretty much how it’s been going, but … it’s time to get outside.

  87. @Steve Sailer
    The guy who looks like Doc Brown in a 3 piece suit is holding, what, a 5 megabyte hard disk?

    I got a 10 meg hard disk in late 1984, that was pretty exciting.

    Steve,
    Your mention of Century City conjured up an image of the Delta Towers that were seen in so many movies and TV shows. You probably saw a mini version of the towers in Chicagoland on a route into town from O’Hare, just to remind you of SoCal.

  88. @Stephen Paul Foster
    "And it is almost always elites who precipitate mass murder. One can get a sense of when it is going to happen through paying attention to their rhetoric, and today it’s pretty clear that they’re encouraging a “culling”.

    Exactly! Lenin set the standard for most of the 20th-century exterminator-bound elites (Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, etc.)

    Prior to taking power Lenin's vocabulary for any opposition was taken out of a pest-control manual -- "bed bugs, cockroaches, vermin, scum."

    In power, sanitize:

    In a 1922 letter to his ruling Politboro, Lenin outlined his approach to making the show trials have maximum impact on public opinion -- executions, public ones just to make sure everyone got the message. “The result,” he wrote, “of the trial is to be the execution, by public shooting, of a large number of the Chuya Black Hundreds as well as the shooting of as many as possible from Moscow and other important religious centers… The more we shoot, the better it will be for us.” [Black Book of Communism, Harvard University Press, 1999, pp 125-26.]

    Castro and his gang learned from the Leninists … find and kill all of your opponents (who, whom, who cares) quickly and completely to prevent them from organizing against you. This makes Machiavellian sense: they might succeed against you unless you act immediately and decisively. Your willingness to massacre opponents as well as those with the power to emerge as opponents will serve as a message to anyone contemplating contrary thoughts, much less actions.

    Castro and his inner circle had had a more recent experience with the alternative in Nicaragua. A reformer took power but did not immediately kill his opponents when he had the power and the opportunity to do so. The opponents organized a coup against him, murdered him, and reseized power … the end of the reform movement.

    Questions:

    Does this mean that democracy and power politics in extremis are inherently incompatible?

    Is the liberal left (a euphemism for Marxism) starting to play power politics both in America and Europe?

    Is Lenin their role model?

  89. You can program keys in Windows with Autohotkey. The files used can stack lists of changes. Here are two reprograms of numpad keys (found on full keyboards):

    NumpadMult::
    Send ½
    return
    Numpad1::
    Send ⅔
    return

    When saving that the first time use an .ahk extension instead of .txt (this might involve using that encoding pulldown menu everyone ignores). After that just install autohotkey and start the ahk on boot.

  90. @res
    What is up with Sudan? Why is unz.com ranked so much higher there than anywhere else?

    What is up with Sudan? Why is unz.com ranked so much higher there than anywhere else?

    Our tradition of Manute Bol coverage?

    Wait, that’s South Sudan now …

  91. @Paul Yarbles
    And look at unz.com! Up, up and away!

    https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/unz.com

    After getting depressed from reading about the parts of the spending bill having to do with immigration this morning, seeing unz.com readership increase is a nice change.

    Question is: did something happen in February to cause the increase? What?

    Question is: did something happen in February to cause the increase? What?

    Trump said something? That’s usually the explanation for more visits.

  92. @Jake
    Hating Whitey is our version of Hating the Capitalists or Hating the Cossacks/Kulaks or Hating the Nobles/Priests.

    It’s Marxism 3.0

  93. @Anon
    Straw poll: Will the white man ever wake up?
    Possible answers:
    A: Yes
    B: No
    C: Yes but it will be too late.

    They seem to be waking up, but it may already be too late.

  94. @Ximenes
    When the Soviet Union fell the world was made aware of millions of women throughout those lands who were beautiful, accomplished -- many having learned other languages like English -- and were desperately in search of a foreign husband. Where were their men? Drunk, dead, or otherwise completely unsuited for their own women was the answer.

    Someone needs to compare out present situation with the Soviet experience reference the fate of the men. We seem to be re-living their predicament. Perhaps it is a feature of Communist rule that the man is degraded and the woman elevated, so as thus to more completely disintegrate the fabric of the captive society.

    I’m sorry I’m so late reading your comment. I think this is a terrific insight, and someone with more knowledge in this area should do more with it.

    “They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work” is a clever witticism about the Soviet system, and usually gets a chuckle, but denying men the opportunity to compete fairly, to prove themselves and to do meaningful work is a soul-destroyer.

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