Some of our readers might recall Sabine’s Amazing Digital Invention from a few months ago: her totally brand-new and revolutionary “Smart Knowledge Engine” has the astonishing and heretofore unknown ability to…erm…well, it’s capable of taking various images and assigning each greyscale pixel an automated colour, in order to create interesting three-dimensional images which aren’t really useful, but look kind of mildly interesting. If you’re into that sort of thing.
This stupendous invention is known to most people who manipulate images on computers as “parametric bitmapping”, and it’s been around for a couple of decades, but according to Sabine, the invention is hers and hers alone.
She even got dressed up and did a little cosplay demonstration of her fabulous amazing thingamabob. If you’re dying for a change from Whingeing Sabine, here’s your chance to witness Simpering Sabine:
Would you believe it? She can make the Mona Lisa blink! Is that revolutionary or is that revolutionary, we ask you!
Sadly, she can dress up her Magical Mystical Smart Image Whatsis as much as she likes, but it won’t make it a “revolutionary invention”. As for Sabine’s attempt to dress herself up as a Renaissance woman, we’ll only note that we don’t think nail polish was much in use back then. Just saying.
But the Smart Knowledge Engine isn’t the only reinvented hogwash Sabine has been pushing lately: on her Victims Unite! blog yesterday, she published a link to this Change.org petition: Here’s what the petitioners say:
The police complaints system is not fit for purpose. When a complaint is made to the police it is handled by The Professional Standards Department which are members of the police force. I have had cases where they have not followed the P.A.C.E guidelines, have just generally tried to stall responses and exasperate the complainant in the hope they will give in. The police do not have to pay for their legal representatives and are paid too respond to you, where as the majority of public are not entitled to legal aid and have to find the time and resources to respond to the catalogue of police letters they receive, either skirting around the issue or the content in the letters is not related to the complaint. The police can point blank refuse to investigate your case, regardless of if this adheres to the P.A.C.E guidelines. Police will rarely report them selves to the I.P.C.C and every case I have sent to the I.P.C.C they have sent it back to the Professional Standards Department. They seem only to be interested in high profile cases.
So basically, because the IPCC has been turning down their complaints and referring them back to the Professional Standards Department, the petitioners want…another IPCC?
And Sabine, bless her cotton socks, is only too happy to help the petitioners push this gargantuan waste of time and energy.
We did ask her about it on Twitter: But answer, as they say, came there none.
Ah well. Sabine is probably far too busy preparing to defend herself with a stack of documents this Thursday to worry about the fact that creating a second IPCC, with exactly the same function as the first, except that it accepts complaints which the petitioners want it to, makes absolutely no bleedin’ sense.
She’s got many, even more nonsensical things to concern herself with, we’re sure. Such as, oh, we don’t know, explaining how she can simultaneously claim to be a computer genius on a par with Einstein and yet be unable to remove material from the internet which violates her restraining order.