Thursday, March 31
Dust Biters Anonymous Edition
- Repeat after me: We have a hot prospect expecting to close today but if you act right away...
Actually, this time I believe them, because (a) they provided details that were not to their advantage and cooled me down on this property, and (b) they didn't claim a hot prospect so much as a room temperature one.
Either way, bleah. I'll have my agent check out my top two alternates but I'm getting ready to activate Plan B.
- I'm not sure there is a top story today. Well, the Washington Post says that some of the cryptographic signatures on the Laptop from Hell check out proving that the emails are from who they say they are and did in fact say what they say when they were sent, but we knew that 18 months ago.
- YouTube has added 100 free TV shows and over 1000 free movies. (Mashable)
Where are they? What are they? No-one knows. You can't browse the list; you can't search for them; and if I click the link to see even a sample of the TV shows I get a purple monkey error.
"It's personalised" says YouTube, which apparently translates to "fuck you".
Also, the small number of free movies I could find that are actually viewable in Australia are crap. But then so is Netflix.
- Canada will ban sales of combustion engine cars by 2035. (Engadget)
Has Canada ever seen Canada? There is no country in the world that would benefit more from global warming or that is less suited to electric vehicles.
- Phenylephrine is useless. (In the Pipeline)
On the one hand, it's not a precursor to meth. On the other hand, it does nothing. And there are many cheaper substances that fit both those roles.
- QNAP again. (Bleeping Computer)
Posted by: normal at Thursday, March 31 2022 11:10 PM (obo9H)
4.6% of new vehicle registrations in q1 2021 were zero emissions. Good luck quadrupling that in only 5 years...although I guess if the auto makers just make relatively fewer ICE cars some people will have no choice.
Meanwhile, I'm waiting for someone to explain how the couple hundred cars in my apartment complex's parking lot are gonna get charged. (Nobody wants to admit that there are not going to be 100 chargers put in or that nobody's going to want to schedule waking up at 2AM to take their turn on a handful of chargers.)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, March 31 2022 11:28 PM (Z0GF0)
free to watch movies
Posted by: furnall321 at Friday, April 01 2022 04:28 AM (n+R81)
Posted by: normal at Friday, April 01 2022 06:47 AM (obo9H)
Physical and engineering realities can be intractable.
If I tell you to build me a bunch of tech from Gundam, the only result will be that I am not your boss. (Okay, technically it is possible that a crazy funding source could in principle hire me as a supervisor, and hire a 'you' who wants to make Gundam tech, and is confident in being able to do so. It would not make me a competent leader, or necessarily result in you delivering the tech.)
A lot of this 'taking them seriously' stuff is akin to writing a bunch of essays early in Gulf War II about how intelligent, informed, and honest Baghdad Bob is.
Trudeau is not going to remain in power until 2035 without holding elections, and he probably is not going to continue being able to fraud his way into staying in power.
Posted by: PatBuckman at Friday, April 01 2022 07:27 AM (r9O5h)
Posted by: cxt217 at Friday, April 01 2022 08:51 AM (MuaLM)
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