Jun
17
2017
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Tweet of the Day, “Launch Photon Torpedoes” Is Rarely The WRONG Answer edition.

At least, that’s been my experience in gaming.  If they give you a full torpedo load, they’re expecting you to shoot them in the very near future.  And if you do shoot them off too early, they typically give you a reload. So, yeah, “Launch Photon Torpedoes.”

Jun
16
2017
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Michael Phelps to race, jump shark.

I’m not even disapproving.  After all, the first sentence is probably correct.  And God help Michael Phelps, I guess, for being in this situation:

When you’ve won 23 gold medals there’s really nothing left to do but race a shark.

The Discovery Channel announced Friday that Olympian Michael Phelps will take on the dangerous animal during the network’s very popular, Shark Week.

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Jun
16
2017
15

More on that Amazon/Whole Foods thing.

It is apparently freaking the shttp://moelane.com/2017/06/16/more-on-that-ama…hole-foods-thing/upermarket industry out. More accurately, it’s freaking out investors. Fox Business:

Kroger shares slumped 11 percent, United Natural Foods Inc tumbled 17 percent, Sprouts Farmers Market Inc sank 11 percent. The S&P 500 food and staples retailing index was off 5 percent… Wal-Mart dropped 6 percent and Target Corp dropped 10.6 percent… [European] Supermarket chain Tesco Plc shed 2.9 percent and Carrefour dipped 2.6 percent.

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Jun
16
2017
1

Tweet of the WEEK, This Is How The Amazon/Whole Foods Thing Went Down edition.

Yes.  Yes, this is precisely what happened.  This is what always happened, if we have to rewrite the universe itself to make it true.

Jun
15
2017
5

Hey, warning for those of you still using Twitter…

…they’re trying to vet what you see again.  Go to mentions; click ‘Settings.’  See if that, under Advanced, the ‘Quality Filter’ box is checked.  If it is (mine was), congratulations: Twitter has decided that it can guess what replies you want to see! (more…)

Jun
15
2017
2

Ah, the first day of summer break.

…I swear to God, I’m taking these maniacs to the pool tomorrow.  Gotta tire them out somehow, because I certainly am, right now.  Pool, playground, they hate the woods so that’s out; what am I missing, here? Ideally, it should be something that will drain them of excess energy while still not boring me to tears.  I mean, I can live with being bored to tears, but still.  Having an better option would be nice.

Jun
14
2017
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LA to turn on Bat-Signal tomorrow night.

Via… well, Twitter, obviously.

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Jun
14
2017
1

So, you want to see something freaky?

This is kind of freaky: it’s some kind of web-browser program that maps your pitiful attempts to line-draw faces using only your mouse on an existing photograph of a person, with predictable results.  And disturbing results.  We’re pretty much talking the 1932 Freaks movie, here.  I’m not sure what the larger point is, except of course to note that we’re not where we need to be with AI right now, but this should still get you to waste twenty minutes trying to draw something that isn’t one sepia filter away from Delta Green internal artwork.

I kid. I kid! Nothing but love, Delta Green. Nothing but love.

Jun
14
2017
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Tweet of the Day, I Should FOIA *My* FBI File edition.

I mean, I’m pretty sure that I have one at this point.  I’m also pretty sure that it’s as boring as heck, but still. It’s the principle of the thing, you know?

Jun
14
2017
3

Well, it was a day.

As you might imagine, it wasn’t all that fun of one. I don’t know personally anybody who was shot this morning, but that was more happenstance than anything else; the political folks were all people who I could have reasonably worked with, at one time or another. And while it could have been so much worse, it still wasn’t what anybody would call ‘good.’ I have had the urge to snarl.

Prayers and good wishes for the victims, of course.

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