Wednesday, January 02

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Daily News Stuff 2 January 2019

Conspiracy Theory Corner

  • Is Obama's blatantly unconstitutional Operation Choke Point responsible for the recent rash of payment deplatforming?  (One Angry Gamer)

    Originally aimed at illegally stamping out the Second Amendment, claims are that it is still alive and being used to target the First.

    I'm skeptical, but Operation Choke Point was real, has not so far as I know been verified as having been dismantled, and worked in precisely this way, so I'm not dismissing this either.

    (Remember Rule One.)

Tech News


Social Media News

  • Not the usual "look how this social network screwed up this time" story; instead, this is something that we can only see because of social media.

    http://ai.mee.nu/images/RottenWho2.jpg
    http://ai.mee.nu/images/RottenOrville2.jpg

    Almost perfect mirror images.


Video of the Day



Picture of the Day

https://ai.mee.nu/images/ContainmentFailure.jpg?size=720x&q=95

Ma'am, I believe the integrity of your pressure suit may have been seriously compromised.


Disclaimer: Objects in the mirror may be deadlier than the mail.

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1 "I've been waiting for my fibre internet connection nearly as long as you've been alive."
I used to have the same problem--high-speed internet coming from two directions, but stopping at the next town over.  I eventually solved the problem by moving away--they connected the two lines the next year.
Of course, at the time "high-speed" meant 1Mbps ADSL vs 53.6K dialup.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, January 02 2019 05:17 PM (Iwkd4)

2 A reminder about that Rotten Tomatoes score:  They don't count 1/2 star ratings in the overall ranking, as someone figured out after Star Wars 8, meaning the actual audience score is probably even lower.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 03 2019 02:01 AM (Q/JG2)

3 I could tell that was Maps from the key frame.  Good series!

Posted by: Ed Hering at Thursday, January 03 2019 04:54 AM (/cXdK)

4

Great, California wants to follow France and create an Internet counterpart that will be useful for checking the weather and ordering train tickets....And not much else.

Okay, maybe they will manage to give it a few more functionality.  But seriously, if California really wants to follow Saudi Arabia in having a version of the Internet that is acceptable to their sensibilities...Are they going to start server farms through which all traffic are checked and filtered before traveling in and out of the state?

Posted by: cxt217 at Friday, January 04 2019 09:37 AM (LMsTt)

5 California really wants to force their rules on the rest of the world, while they quietly ignore the rules they find inconvenient.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, January 04 2019 07:23 PM (PiXy!)

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