Friday, August 05, 2016

Presidential Contests

Presidential Contests
A Modest Proposal for How to Select The Next President
Should there be One ( ? ) 
e.g. ( If AI ( The Singularity ) hasn’t taken over The World ) 

To Select The Next President;
An Initial Group of Say 60 or so Candidates will be Selected from The Nation’s Universities & Small Businesses that Satisfy The Minimal Requirements of :
Cultural Literacy
Mathematics & Science Literacy
Computer Literacy
Liberal Arts Literacy
Culinary Literacy & Natural Abilities to Prepare an UnReciped Meal from Available Scraps
World Literacy
Historical Literacy
Grooming Habits
Athletic Prowess
Sexual Appeal
Affability with Children
Affability with Animals
Competency with First Aid
Competency with Magical Illusions
Competency with Dancing
Any Number of Special or Comparatively Unique Talents
Size of Nuclear Family

Then A Neutral Sponsor would shunt them around The Country, 
& at each stop; The Local 3rd Graders would prepare a series of Tests or Contests for them to participate in. 
A The End of each 3 Rounds ( 3 City Stops ), The Feeblest 5% would be sent home.

Before The Contest Begins; 
Each Candidate would be given a long list of skills that they should be reasonably familiar with.

For Each Contest; 
A Representative 3rd Grader would perform The Task to Assure everyone that it wasn’t impossible, while providing hints or Structures as to How to Perform The Event.

Such as Bathing a Cat. A 3rd Grader would give a Cat a Bath, showing The Contestants How Best to Approach this Chore.

Other Possible Events :

Old Peoples Toe Clipping Race
Race on a Vaseline Covered Tile Floor
Wheelchair Baseball, Using an Giant Athletic Ball
Paint a Recognizable ( provided ) Celebrity
ESP with Zener ( Old Maid ) Cards
Give a Tarot Card Reading to Selected Spectators
Determine The Function of a Rare Carpentry Tool
Solve a 3 Dimensional Puzzle
Chess Competition with Alternative Chess Rules or Piece Movements
Sumo Pillow Fights
Sword Fights with Crutches
Rubberband Shooting 
Make a Lost Pet Poster 
File 100 images using your own rules / then a day later, race to find a given set of images.
Whittle a wooden chain of 5 links
Kill & Skin a Rabbit, & Make Rabbit Stew
Easter Egg Hunt in an Abandoned Factory
Make a Stuffed Toy from Scratch Materials that a homeless child will cherish.
Make a Robot that must perform a given task, from Legos & Other Materials
Contact a Selected Person somewhere in the World & get The Secret Word that they’ve been given.
Solve A Locked Room Murder Mystery
Judge a Solomonesque Legal Case
Write a Collection of Haiku, Limericks or Prose Poems
Make up a song on The Fly given 7 Randomly Chosen Words
Flip a deck of cards into a hat 20_ft away.
Fill a Coloring Book 
Solve a Mathematical Puzzle ( without a known solution )
Get a Curmudgeonly old man to do something that they don’t want to do.
Tell a Lie that A Local News Reporter Publishes.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Unable to Access Storage Device using Android File Transfer with Kindle Fire !

Bug : Unable to Access Storage Device 
         ( SanDisk 32Gb SD Memory Card ) 
This bug occurred sometime after purchase & usage, But for a time, it was accessible & i was able to load about 4.11Gb of Data onto it. 
            1,202 Photos
            702Mb of Music
            701Mb of Games
            4 Audio Books
            39 Books
            1 NewsStand Item
            3 Personal Videos
The SD Card itself seems to be working properly; as i am able to access all files located on it with The Usual Fire Methods & The File Manager App. 
The Bug is that when i use my Macbook Air with The Android File Transfer Application; The Storage Device becomes invisible; But The Screen on my Macbook Air reveals that The SD Card is in Use & that 25±Gb are Free. 
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After looking on The Internet for Occurrences & Solutions for this Anomaly, i have discovered that it is occurring across The Board on other Devices; With The Android File Transfer Application as The Common Denominator.
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The Kindle Fire was Purchased on June 3rd 2016
The Device is Currently Running : Fire OS 5.1.4 / June 20th 2016
Update : July 25th 2016 ( The Bug was existent before this update ) 
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Android File Transfer Application 
            Version 1.0
            Last Update : October 16 2012
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Solutions that i’ve Tried :
            Tried Connecting to The Fire with 3 Different USB Cables, 1 with The White Bar, & 2 with The Black Bar on The Computer End Connector. 
             — Error Remains
            Tried Fiddling with The MTP Options Selector in The Notification Shade ( Comes up while connected to The Macbook Air ) / it has two Options MTP & PTP. MTP is The Default Connection Mode. There is no AFT Setting, which is mentioned in The Internet suggestions. 
             MTP = Media Device / All Purpose Default Setting
             PTP = Camera / Dedicated Photo Transfers ( ? )
             — Error Remains
            Tried Connecting while both The MacBook Air & Kindle Fire were Connected to Wifi Internet.
             — Error Remains
            Tried Connecting to my ‘Other’ ( Earlier Version ) Kindle Fire & The Storage Device on it WAS Accessible. 
             — Error seems to be with The New Gen 5 Kindle Fire, But under what circumstances did it begin ( ? ) 
             If i were casting stones; i might blame an App, probably one that uses a lot of memory, like Real Racing 3. 
            Tried Connecting to The MacBook Air, Turning off The Kindle, So that it would ‘Charge’ more efficiently; then Turned it back on, Connected with The AFT Application.
             — Error Remains
            Tried Connecting to the MacBook Air, turned The Kindle Fire off by holding The Power-Key down for 5_seconds or so. Waited for a few minutes. Turned it back on, then reconnected to The MacBook Air with The AFT Application. 
             Had to pull The Cable several Times and Reconnect to get the AFT Application to Connect with The Fire.
             — Error Remains
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Try : 
            Try Kindle Help / Support Directly
            Try Wireless Transfer Tool
            Try / Transferring files to The Device, Then move them to The SD Card with The File Manager App 
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Solution : 
Simply Unmount The SD Card, Then Remount it !
Procedure :
Settings / Device-Storage / 
At The Very Bottom of this Menu Selection :
Safely Remove SD Card / Click on this 
Wait The Device to ReStart
Wait a moment or two; For no particular Reason.
Remount The SD 
Check to See if your Android File Transfer recognized The Storage Device ? 
Success ? 

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