... the FAA in Albuquerque alerts American Airlines Flight 1095 to keep an eye out for an object in the sky as they fly towards San Diego. Less than a minute after the warning, Flight 1095's pilot radios in that his plane was just passed by the UFO.
Autoplay video warning. Close to home! I have friends in town here who have a cabin up in the Pecos Wilderness. They claim they've seen these silver reflective shapes appear many a time. No fear, just wonderment. And the enjoyment of telling a really good story. Always at night.
One of the world’s deceptively bad inventions. People should pack less, not more, in nicely designed bags they can carry.
After millions of miles on airlines, I so agree. Nothing's more lovely than sailing out of an airport, sans wheeled or excessively heavy baggage.
Ever notice, if you click on a Washington Post article in an RSS aggregator, you can read the title, read the summary ... but if you open the page, WaPo takes you to their home page (washingtonpost.com) for their $1 access fee 'ask', with the page you want barely visible and the actual specific URL obliterated? If you don't pony up, you can't even grab the URL to the article unless you dig back in your RSS feed (time consuming).
Bloggers used to be a value-add, bringing more eyeballs in. Bah. I'm going to drop WaPo from my NEWS list, to my PROBATION list.
Another prime source of good info out of reach. I used to post based on their summaries; now it'll take too much time. Another that I have to observe, then triangulate second-quality sources to try to attract eyeballs with. We still have AP, though the writing's uneven.
I have no problems with news orgs charging for access. They could offer some creative methods for bloggers like myself to access their wares, but I suppose blogs like mine are dodo birds in this day and age. I do not pay for subscriptions because I want to accommodate all my readers, affluent or not. It is getting hard, very hard to find and use quality free sources. I strongly feel that as a voting citizen of the US, a human on this changing globe, a certain 'minimum' amount of news should be free. You shouldn't have to pony up $10/month ... or even $1 for a digital peek ... to find out Kim's launched a missile at your home town, or Vlad's made someone local a big (glowing) green salad.
Thank goodness for the Guardian in Britain. I just contributed. You should, too.
... and I think, "You're sure? Exactly? What if there's individual variation and I need 66 1/2 days? 33 1/3? 45? 16 2/3?"
Ask a kid, if you can't figure it out. "Fall down, go boom." That's generally the way. If the engineering was solid, obviously a component was not made to spec or unplanned-for stresses overloaded the structure.
I've talked about 'Plastic Steel' having been used to build out attachments on prestressed concrete items in previous posts. You can imagine what goes on with lowest-bidder construction these days.
Bought a copy of "Real Simple" mag yesterday. Cracked it open, saw "The Only Cleaners You Need". Began to read, expecting clever riffs off eco-friendly vinegar and baking soda. Vinegar's there, but I was gobsmacked when they proceeded to list TWENTY SEVEN different branded products. Formula 409? Liquid Gold?
Simple has a new meaning, methinks. You need a PhD to even clean your bog; I didn't get the memo. Save the Earth from all these chemicals! I now desire a composting toilet.
I'm ashamed to say, my first thought on reading this was (tongue firmly planted in cheek) ... "Two great tastes that taste great together." The involuntary psychoanalysis opportunities runneth over on this one.
"We don't know where the suspect has been over this past 24 hours," he said, adding that it was possible that additional devices may have been distributed.
Most of my family moved to Austin after my father's illness; called Mom, she knows what to do/not to do. You people stay safe down there. Don't touch any unexpected packages!
If you've not encountered Jonna before, you'll love this. She's a sweet person ... some will recall her 'kulning' videos, where she calls cows.
No, I didn't read this. But upon reading the title while already pondering a Reddit thread from Stephen Hawking about the dangers of AI, I thought: "Short story! When vacuums are AI, tasked not only with cleaning your house, but administering capital punishment!"
Sick and twisted. And no, I didn't have any alcohol last night either.
A paper catalog may have a half-life of about three weeks, whereas a tweet might have a half-life of a few minutes. Calculating this time is important for establishing how frequently a message should be sent.
Funny, I've always thought about social media using this frame of reference, without actually using this label.
Terribly bad joke, of course. But such people need to be pulled up short. I used to earn $18/hour as a temp in 1984. You who do this should all be ashamed, ostracized ... cast out from civilized society. If this is a harbinger of the 'gig economy', I can tell you exactly who is getting 'gigged' and who is doing the 'gigging.'
Later: If you don't understand the reference ...