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let's save the NSA a lot of time and just summarize for the record what parrot owners yap about all day long, it's not a real deep code
2013-12-12 - 11:32 a.m.
Some days ago the NSA or the FBI or somesuch apparently came out and
admitted that they could see things with your webcam even if you didn't know
it was turned on. Gosh, I should hope so, since the bad guys have been able
to do this for years. I would hate to think the NSA was that far behind the
times. I've had black tape over my computer's webcam since the day I bought
However, during the current discussion, some people pointed out
that they could turn on your microphone and listen to your audio just as
well. Eek. I pity the poor NSA robot assigned to listen in on my
I have two parrots -- the Amazon and the lovebird -- who pretty
much expect endless back and forth chitchat throughout the day. We can call
it talking or we can call it contact calls but, considering I'm holding a
conversation with parrots, most of it is pretty inane.
There's the practical parrot information sharing. "Where are you? Oh you're
behind a curtain. OK." "Yeah, OK, I'll get you some peanut butter in a
minute." "Don't perch sitting behind my neck when I'm trying to write, thank
The lovebird wants pretty much constant music when she's
awake, so there's an entire category of music complete with my off-tune
singing and my off-color color commentary. "You tryna find a diamond, honey?
Try looking in the mirror." "Pretty sure the chicken came
And of course the running commentary on the fan/photo heavy
sites. "Wow, the camera really loves that dude. What did he do in his last
life to get that face?" "Why is that dude's face in my feed? How is he a TV
star? He's funny-looking. Why do funny-looking people go into show
I won't subject my diary to the more R-rated suggestions
about what these hot or not guys should be doing with their lives but the NSA
robot is probably in tears. Of laughter.
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