• Prepare to be Boarded!

    In this weeks Episode of Kilos of Craic, Brian F., Dr. Don, and myself discuss everything from Jussie Smollett being indicted on 16 felony counts to Tech Giants conspiring against the American people.

    Major Android mobile apps from companies including Yelp and Duolingo send data that could be used to personally identify you for ad tracking straight to Facebook immediately upon logging in, according to a new report from the London-based UK charity and watchdog group Privacy International (PI). This data transfer happens even if a user isn’t logged into Facebook on that device and even in the event the user doesn’t have an active Facebook account at all.

    Topics on this weeks show:

    1. Dr. Don discusses his favorite drink.
    2. Brian tells a story about an F150 race truck.
    3. Dr. Don talks about putting EFI on his beetle.
    4. AOC and her chief of staff could be facing jail time over FEC violations.
    5. Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 felony counts.
    6. Ilhan Omarhates America. She also insulted former President Obama. And, the democrats have done nothing about her antisemitic remarks.
    7. The US is expected to surpass Saudi Arabia in energy exports later this year!
    8. The democrats want to break up the Tech Giants.
    9. Amazon pays NO federal TAX in 2018!
    10. Dr. Don goes on a rampage about automated phone systems.
    11. People of Walmart.
    12. Make your OWN Mexican Pizza at Taco Hell
    13. Irish History; The Ballyseedy Massacre is discussed.
    14. Dr. Don goes on a rant about Socialists.
    15. International Women’s Day.
    16. Major Apps are still sending data to Facebook!
    17. Dr. Don brings up a 5G Conspiracy.
    18. Brian tells a story of hacking terminals at Penn State back in the 80’s.
    19. I close by stating that America’s greatest resource is its people.
    In this weeks Episode of Kilos of Craic, Brian F., Dr. Don, and myself discuss everything from Jussie Smollett being indicted on 16 felony counts to Tech Giants conspiring against the American people.

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  • Writing

    Convoluted English

    Linguistics is a fascinating study of how our ears decipher syllables and audible cues and transform them into imagery our minds can retain.  As a Southern American boy, I regularly butcher the English language.  Quite frankly, it’s a wonder any of us can understand each other.  If you can understand me on the podcast, you’re an amazing specimen of human engineering.  🙂

    What I lack in verbal skill, I make up for in the written word.  As a photographer, I talk to other photographers, writers, and editors all over the world.  Over a decade ago, I started expanding my own knowledge base by reading hundreds of old books from Irish, Scottish, and English authors.  Because of this and learning the structure of old English, I know words that I can’t utter because no one else uses them.

    I tend to adapt my spelling and writing style depending on who I’m writing.  I don’t do this to deceive people.  I’m very proud to be an American.  I love our Country!  But, for the odd person that doesn’t watch much American TV, they may not understand some of the terms I may use.  I do this to make it easier on the other person.  It can backfire, however.  When I was in college, I wasn’t thinking and wrote an entire five page paper in what we would consider British English.  I received a fat “F” on that sucker.  The professor was under the impression that I couldn’t spell, but after explaining my mishap, I was able to make it up.

    The other day, I was talking to a guy(Would use ‘chap’ here, but I’d get yelled at for that.) and used the word, “Row”, instead of argument, fight, or kerfuffle.  He was clueless, so I had to back peddle and explain what I meant.  Some may perceive using another form of English as unAmerican, but it isn’t in my case.  I have little use for the modern shortened version of American English.

    Noah Webster set out to standardize American English, but in doing so, we lost the parts of English that make it adaptable.  If you look back to Anglo-Saxon English, for example, the letters, vowels, and their organization within a word may tell you of the original linguistic background and sometimes geographical origin.

    Knowing the original spelling of words and the history behind them also helped me understand other languages.  “Auld”, for instance, is a Gaelic surname.  It means old, but it is also a surname.  Interesting stuff, aye?  There is a story behind every word in every language..

  • Kilos of Craic – Episode 4/Taisme Charr

    In this Weeks Episode of Kilos of Craic, Brian F., Dr. Don, and myself discuss everything from flags to cars.

    Taisme Charr

    Episode 4 Topics:

    1. Crashing my Truck
    2. Fathers Day
    3. Red Necks
    4. Rebel Flag
    5. Union Jack
    6. The Political Fringe
    7. Potential Repeal of the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution
    8. Dr. Don and the Church
    9. The Blood Miracles, by Lisa McInerney
    10. Sonic Booms
    11. 3d Printing
    12. America First
    13. Buying and Selling Cars
    14. Diesel Power
    15. Drag racing the VW Beetle

    This weeks music, “The Auld Lang Triangle“, is by the amazing Sheena Mullan.  Check out her Facebook Page and Youtube Channel for more info and incredible Irish music and more.

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