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Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #1470 - 1972 school photo - Throwback Thursday for 1902.28 - hey mom #1153
Welcome to the weekly gallimaufry, a post where I toss all manner of things that pass within my consciousness while I am trying to work during the last week.
I have been ill.
I have mountains of things to grade smothering me. I am making progress but I am behind.
I am always behind.
Much like this thing about winter...
Here's musical accompaniment for this post.
O H Y E A H!!!!! SIGN ME UP. ALL TIME EXISTS AT ONCE. I AM ALREADY THERE.
Thank you Kieron Gillen. We now know what Project Oh Caroliona has been.
I also I may have inspired someone to subscribe to his newsletter (Gillen's) today.
I am a newsletter zealot.
Here's the chunk from the recent Gillen missive.
I want to go to this, but I doubt that I will.
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
This year's challengers include Ascendant Beer Co., D'S BAR, EaT: An Oyster Bar, Ecliptic Brewing, Farmhouse Cafe, Le Bistro Montage, Lompoc Brewing, Paddy's Bar & Grill, Peter's Bar & Grill, Renner's Grill, Skyline Restaurant, and Ways & Means Oysters.
A tray of all 12 chowder samples costs $15, or $20 for a tray and a Lompoc pint; tickets are sold at the door. The event also features a beer garden, a raffle with prizes from the participants, and pub food for purchase. Minors are welcome at the family friendly event. All net proceeds are given to the Community Transitional School for homeless children in the Portland area.
The Chowder Challenge has taken place 11 times, and Lompoc Brewing has won seven of those; the four upsets were Morrison Hotel (2008), Ice Axe Grill (2013), and Farm House Cafe (2016 & 2018).
AND NOW, THE NEWS......
Of course, music is driving Starbucks employees nuts. Who would really want to listen to Hamilton on a loop? And I am sure there other mixes just as awful. My most hated song that on repeat would make me "chew my face off" is Barry Manilow's "The Copacabana."
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We're living in a Golden Age of GEEKY GOODNESS!! Bring on da NERDS.
An anonymous reader writes from a report via NPR:
Here's an interesting thing... protecting those of us who speak out against TRUMP??
A federal judge has blocked Washington State's 2004 cyberstalking law after ruling that a key provision violated First Amendment protections for free speech due to vague terms. "Its prohibitions against speech meant to 'harass, intimidate, torment or embarrass' weren't clearly defined, according to the judge, and effectively criminalized a 'large range' of language guarded under the Constitution," reports Engadget. "You could theoretically face legal action just by criticizing a public figure."
THANK YOU WASHINGTON, my new home.
But the protections don't matter because when it comes to life ON THE GRID, we're FUCKED.
MEANWHILE, not only must we beware of Chinese and Russian hackers attacking the roots of the Internet itself, we have to beware of multi-billionaires who want us to "out" our friends. BIG BROTHER WANTS YOU TO INFORM ON YOUR NEIGHBORS. Its for a good cause. REALLY IT IS.
IGNORE THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!!
But not enough awards... no best picture... :-(
For the first time in I am not sure how many years, I watched the entire Oscars. Glad this one won.
Sony Pictures Animation's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has won an Oscar for "Best Animated Feature Film" at the awards ceremony Sunday evening.
Spider-Verse won out over Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Mirai, and Ralph Breaks the Internet.
This follows previous "Best Animated Feature" wins for Spider-Verse from the African American Film Critics Asociation, the Allience of Women Film Journalists, the American Cinema Editors, the Annie Awards, the British Academy Film Awards, the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and more.
I know the wait for 9 is frustrating but here's a glimpse of 10 to be getting on with. pic.twitter.com/DOXxdWez5e— Gary Frank (@1moreGaryFrank) February 22, 2019
Later today, the first six of OneWeb satellites are expected to be launched.[Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source] from a remote launch site in French Guiana, a key step toward building out a constellation that could eventually reach nearly 2,000. From a report:
Prominent astronomer Dr Scott Sheppard, of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington D.C., has discovered a new object in the distant reaches of our solar system and given it the name FarFarOut. "At 140 times further away from the sun than our own planet is, the newly identified body -- if its discovery is confirmed -- will become the furthest known object in our solar system," reports The Guardian. Sheppard's discovery was made after his team was analyzing astronomical data to track down Planet Nine, a yet-to-be-discovered body thought to have 10 times the mass of Earth. From the report:The current record holder -- a dwarf planet at 120 times the Earth-sun distance -- was named merely FarOut when it was spotted by the same team in December last year.
I am a regular reader of David Brin. He's always spot on.
A new and remarkably detailed monograph on AI may be worth examining by any of you who are true topic-wonks. It comes from Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute proposing that artificial intelligence will be less about particular smart entities than smart services, a concept related to the dispersal notions we see in recent discussions of the Cloud or the Internet-of-Things, but also with some crucial differences. The upshot - Reframing Superintelligence - (crafted by Eric Drexler) is guardedly optimistic.
One of the most virulent propaganda campaigns currently operating in the United States is the war on sex workers...
The War on Whores
Just because I like it.
Dissolving the boundary – Zero Hour: Crisis in Time:
Because after all that news, much of it upsetting, you need some comics.
FROM BOING BOING!!
And just because... I need to do more comics...
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you, Mom.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 1335 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1902.28 - 10:10
NEW (written 1708.27) NOTE on time: I am now in the same time zone as Google! So, when I post at 10:10 a.m. PDT to coincide with the time of your death, Mom, I am now actually posting late, so it's really 1:10 p.m. EDT. But I will continue to use the time stamp of 10:10 a.m. to remember the time of your death, Mom. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom.