Bag of Randomness for Monday, March 11, 2019

  • WifeGeeding’s friend created that college of me as a child (middle), DaughterGeeding (left), and BoyGeeding (right). I love it. I never took the time to compare what I looked like as a child to my children. I mean, I have mentally, but never with the pictures next to one another.
  • The wife and kids are in East Texas visiting family during spring break.  you can only imagine the parties will be throwing at GeedingManor the next few days.
  • It turns out I correctly diagnosed the problem with the refrigerator water dispenser, the water valve was defective after all. We bought that refrigerator at a Sears outlet back in January of 2005 and only had to have it repaired once, maybe twice. The average life expectancy for a properly maintained refrigerator is between 14 and 17 years, so we are in that window.
  • We watched Captain Marvel this weekend and really enjoyed it. It was set in 1995, but I was a little disappointed it didn’t have more subtle 90’s references. Sure, there were obvious ones like dialup internet and a Blockbuster. But I wanted to see a Ford Probe or a Chevy Beretta in the background. Marvel does a great job of storytelling and using commercials and trailers to make you think things will develop one way only to take you another.
  • While I was excited to see Captain Marvel, I have to admit I was probably just as giddy to see the end credits scenes to piece together things for the next Avengers movie. Here are a few non-spoiler theories:
    • Many fans have questioned why Nick Fury hasn’t used the pager before. I bet we find out he has and he either couldn’t answer or has appeared before and no one knew it.
    • I bet we’ll see Captain Marvel at the moment the pager goes off.
  • Superhero movies are such a great escape for me. I escape this reality and get lost in another one for a few hours and leave feeling like a kid again.
  • GIF – Star Trek fans should enjoy this underwater Enterprise.
  • Thirty years from now, I bet the number of fighter pilots actually flying in cockpits will drop by more than 50%. Most fighter jets will be operated remotely or AI.
  • Nature is a patient sculpture.
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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Monday, March 11, 2019

  1. RPM says:

    NexGen fighters will have to be drone just from the G’s they will be pulling. Pilots are the limiting factor for aircraft performance. I can see a stealth, manned, F/A aircraft (F-35?) still being viable, but we’ve reached the point of human physiology and technological advancement where drones have the edge. We could send waves as either attack or decoy and not be concerned about losses.

    Fortunately, Skynet isn’t active and our AI is somewhere around Uber’s self driving cars so no drone war/rebellion just yet.

  2. Bryan B. says:

    Thanks for posting about the refrigerator valve. I’ve been fighting low flow on our water dispenser for the last few months and I thought it might be that I was overusing the filter by using it to fill the coffee maker. I changed a filter a few weeks ago that was only 3 months old and the new one is already flowing slow again.

    I’ll go ahead and confess that, short of the first Captain America movie, I have completely avoided the current Marvel series. I know I’m some sort of freak of nature, but I got so far behind on it that I’m scared to try and catch up now. Captain Marvel has piqued my interest.

    As far as drones and robot police dogs go, I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

    • Geeding says:

      I failed to mention, after replacing the valve, the water dispenses much more rapidly. If I would have known about the flow improvement, I would have done this years ago.

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