Bag of Randomness for Thursday, March 22, 2018

  • The Austin package bomber was able to be tracked down because he was caught on a FedEx security camera. Whenever I see video from those cameras, I’m surprised they are at an obscure angle which doesn’t capture the face and they aren’t upgraded to HD.
  • Several counterterrorism experts like to point out what the bomber did wrong in order to get caught. I like the analysis, but I don’t like telling bad guys how to do their job better.
  • Texas Monthly – Attorney General Ken Paxton Spread False Information on Austin BombingsPaxton incorrectly whipped up fear on Sean Hannity’s national television show.
  • I feel like the U.S. public is past the porn in which they need to introduce Stormy Daniels as pornstar Stormy Daniels.
  • Pope Francis tells aspiring priests to ‘not be scared of tattoos’ and to use them to encourage dialogue‘With young people one should never be scared. Never. Because always, even behind the things that are not so good, there is something that will bring us to some truth’
  • It’s a slippery slopeLONDON — A man has died of a heart attack after reportedly getting his head trapped in a movie theater seat in Birmingham, England, as he tried to retrieve a dropped cellphone.
  • The day after my physical therapy session my back muscles were sore as heck.
  • I’m not sure what to think of ‘The X-Files’ series finale which aired last night. I did prefer it to the “first” series finale back in 2002. The cliffhanger didn’t seem like much of a cliffhanger and I don’t think things were wrapped up, but I expected as much. I guess my biggest gripe was that the finale was only an hour and it all felt a bit rushed.
  • Ranking the Places with the Most (and Least) Fast Food in America
    • We analyzed data from Priceonomics customer Datafiniti, a data company that maintains a database of restaurants, to see where fast food restaurants were located (and where they weren’t). Then, by sorting the data geographically and adjusting for population size, we can see what areas of the country have the highest concentration of fast food restaurants.
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