“If you look at hot pavement or asphalt at two o’clock in the afternoon in direct sunlight, the temperature is usually somewhere around 170 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.” – Some doctor In case you haven’t heard, it’s hot out there. Damned hot. Hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk? Yeah. Unconfirmed reports state… Read More Doctors warn of burns from asphalt as heat wave hits US West
Russia has announced that – due to recent U.S. technology embargoes – Roscosmos may be unable to launch its Soyuz-MS spacecraft to service the International Space Station. “We have more than enough rockets but nothing to launch them with,” Rogozin said, in a rare admission by a senior Russian official that Western sanctions are seriously… Read More “Lift sanctions on space sector or we’ll exit space station”: Russia
I doubt this was the first time. The drone, which can be directed to detonate on impact, was operating in a “highly effective” autonomous mode that required no human controller, the New York Post said. Some weird mix of “follow me” and “failsafe” modes. Oh, and the put a claymore on the drone. Source: A… Read More Rogue killer autonomous drone ‘hunted down’ a human target: UN report
Player Two has tagged in! Burry, one of the first investors to call and profit from the subprime mortgage crisis, is long puts against 800,100 shares of Tesla or $534 million by the end of the first quarter, according to the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. How interesting! He threw in an… Read More Michael Burry of ‘The Big Short’ reveals a $530 million bet against Tesla
Torpedo boats. Underwater demolition. Napalm. The residents of Key West are considering their options in defending their home. Defenders hope to protect their waters from cruise ship assault. The state just overturned a local vote that banned the large cruise ships. The bill was one of the most ambitious assaults on home rule this session… Read More Legislators power through measure to overturn Key West vote | Miami Herald
Jolly Roger. Ready on Arrival (1966), via airboyd on YouTube.
Uh, is this bad? I usually associate Brazilian with “sexy”. This ain’t so sexy. … daily deaths now top 3,000, a toll suffered only by the far more populous U.S. — Read on http://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/covid-19-variant-rages-in-brazil-posing-global-risk-11616845889
Still furnishing planes with gold fixtures – that’s part of why his airline failed. I heard the bathroom sinks were made of marble. As an aviation enthusiast, I’m appalled. All the design and manufacturing effort at weight savings squandered. It’s sacrilege. Not to mention the increase in air pollution. It’s just … so — fucking… Read More Trump’s Boeing 757 is sitting empty in NY, needs costly repairs: report
Uggggghhhhh. Maybe I should cancel my prime subscription? “If we went over a bump, the phone would rattle, the Mentor app would log that I used the phone while driving, and boom, I’d get docked,” he said. — Read on news.trust.org/item/20210319120214-n93hk/
music.apple.com/us/album/spooky/98412728 Love this track. ED: A hundred-thousand pardons – that was supposed to say “et cetera,” not “et veteran”.