Amazon will acquire all of your Roomba data. Also some robot company comes with the deal.

If you do a drone delivery to a prison, the feds will put you in prison for a year for "unlicensed operation of a drone FOR HIRE".

It follows that if they just don't like you, the feds will put you in prison for a year for getting paid to shoot B roll from a drone, without a license.

When the virus first arrived, I wasn't immune to the panic. I was nervous of catching this novel killer virus to which nobody had immunity.

Everyone worked from home except my team. We were disinfecting every shared surface, masked, isolated and split into shifts.

I did a bit of digging over the first couple of weeks. No media source published recovery data. Suspicious. I got the raw data on cases and deaths, and did some math.

The disease wasn't deadly if you were under 70. It was bullshit.

Strange error of the day:

I have determined that EVERY TIME I join a Teams meeting from my work phone and from my work desktop at the same time, the desktop client says, a few seconds later that it's low on memory. (The system is not low on memory.)

I looked on the web and lots of people have "low memory" in Teams they can't otherwise explain, and there's plenty of dumb advice about clearing your temp folder and other meaningless cargo culting.

How to tell if you're an NPC: How hard would it be for a computer heuristic or AI model to impersonate you?

Just in case you had no idea it is a very bad idea to write your own cryptography code:

Sometimes a candidate for a new encryption algorithm gets proposed by experts, tested by experts, "really badly" cracked in a general case, and you have no idea what the crackers are saying they did.

Don't use your own crypto code. Use what everyone else uses.

October is going to be interesting for Delaware Court of Chancery (business court)'s problem child Elon Musk. And it shall be entertaining for us Musk followers. They're 90% likely to order him to finish buying Twitter, and they'll have to force him to sell off Tesla and SpaceX stock to do it. If he refuses to comply, he could go to "contempt of court" jail.
Common Sense Skeptic, part 5 of 4, of a series on Musk's shenanigans around 2022.

Science says the symbiotic bacteria in your gut needs fiber to thrive. Lots of fiber. Doesn't matter where from.

Eat more fiber, fewer carbs.

Apparently the Debian project is toxic and unstable. What happens if it implodes? Will that matter to the world? Should a new corporation take it over?

This blog post tells some of the current state of things (not the future).

Starting to get old: texted 'happy birthday' and asked to talk. No reply.

A few days later, searched for death notices.

Hubble Space Telescope project: "Hey! Over here! We're still doing science. Our telescope still works."

Can't imagine why Tim Pool is the only one in the media talking about this post. :^)

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Donald Trump:
> Joe Biden’s second bout of Covid, sometimes referred to as the China Virus, was sadly misdiagnosed by his doctors. He instead has Dementia, but is happily recovering well. Joe is thinking of moving, part time, to one of those beautiful Wisconsin Nursing Homes, where almost 100% of the residents miraculously, and for the first time in history, had the strength and energy to vote - even if those votes were cast illegally. Get well soon, Joe!

Tesla LOCKS customer's battery to 66% capacity after unrelated service. - Louis Rossmann

Musk: "It's one of the features that will differentiate us in the market in coming years. Live coding your car while you drive it. I'm confident we'll have it ready in a non-optional over-the-air update in one year."

Live concert from Jon Worthy and the Bends, in Ryno's studio starting in 10 minutes or so. (Running late.)


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