Bag of Randomness the last day of February 2017

  • Surreal pics for surreal White House. And yes, those are real photos.
  • I’m still adjusting to hearing “President Trump”, it just seems surreal, it’s one amazing story. It’s gonna really be really surreal to me when he addresses Congress tonight.
  • My current position at work is to help automate things so it’s something I think about all the time. I went to the pharmacy the other day and couldn’t help but think how automation will most likely eliminate the job of the local pharmacist.
  • Interesting baseball factoid from Peter King’s MMQB:
    • Joe Jackson, the great-great-grandnephew of Shoeless Joe Jackson, is a Double-A outfielder in the Texas Rangers organization, reports. Shoeless Joe died in Greenville, S.C., in 1951. Joe the Ranger was born in Greenville, S.C., 41 years later.
      Shoeless: 6-1, 178.
      Joe the Ranger: 6-1, 180.
  • Somewhat related to the previous two bullet points, I often hear talk of putting a chip in a football so officials will know exactly where the football should be placed or if it goes past the goal line. I don’t think a “chip” is going to be the solution. What I think will happen is there will be sensors all over the field with the ball and uniforms made out of special material or some sort of coating which the sensors will be able to detect. The collaboration of the field sensors and material/coating will allow computers to place the ball correctly and tell exactly when a player’s knee was down.
  • World’s First Braille Smartwatch Lets Blind People Feel Messages on Screen
  • Politico – I Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Workout. It Nearly Broke Me. – Pumping iron with RBG’s personal trainer is no joke.
  • A long GIF which shows you the process of a circuit board being recycled and how they separate the different types of metals.
  • I just have a feeling one of them is Justin Bieber – SpaceX plans to send two people around the Moon
    • It will be a private mission with two paying customers, not NASA astronauts, who approached the company. The passengers are “very serious” about the trip and have already paid a “significant deposit,” according to Musk. The trip around the Moon would take approximately one week: it would skim the surface of the Moon, go further out into deep space, and loop back to Earth, approximately 300,000 to 400,000 miles. The plan is to do the trip in the second quarter of 2018
  • U2 sued for allegedly stealing song from British artist for ‘Achtung Baby’ album
    • U2 has never given Rose a writer’s credit or acknowledged his role in creating the music — which became “The Fly,” the seventh song on “Achtung Baby” — the suit said.
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5 Responses to Bag of Randomness the last day of February 2017

  1. Ben W. says:

    I'm old enough to remember when Glenn Beck said Obama should leave office for putting his feet up on the Resolute Desk.

    • Towski says:

      I'd forgotten that. Yes. Or when FOX lost their dang minds because Michelle wore a dress without sleeves.

    • Geeding says:

      A lot of folks overlook that Bush 43 and Ford also put their feet on the desk while in the Oval Office.….

      But the bigger issue to me with these pics is that Conway isn't being respectful of all the guests in the Oval Office. Granted, I don't have the full story, but off hand, I don't know why anyone would sit like that in front of a lot of guests.

      • Ben W. says:

        Agreed. I don't care about a person's feet being on the furniture. What is concerning is an underlying lack of decorum/respect/situational awareness. This situation wasn't life or death, but as "Counselor to the President," at some point the situation will be. It's a mindset, and it's just bizarre.

  2. Bryan says:

    One thing I learned from Josiah Bartlett: "While you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits."

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