Bizarre Magic Mouse behavior.
My Magic Mouse has begun an afternoon “Duh ... you want me to do something?” routine. It simply stops working intermittently between 4 and 7 in the afternoon. I’m wondering if a neighbor’s starting using some sort of powerful device using Bluetooth. I may have to go back to a USB mouse.
Discovery News: Antiquities Found on Shipwreck That Carried Elgin Marbles.
Well, if they find more, they ain’t leavin’ Greece this time around.
Register.UK: MIT boffins identify Tor hidden services with 88 per cent accuracy.
“For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest.” There is no anonymity; not anymore.
The FJ Company - All FJ Models for Sale.
Sigh. Frame-off restores, for a price.
The Hill: Trump’s rise hurts Rubio, Carson, but helps Jeb Bush.
Channeling all teh crazy in one direction? Auto-play video warning.
Facebook/Janis Ian: Thank you all for the response to my “Cosby memory”....
“‘Well, no one else on TV is willing to have you on. Not out there, anyway.’ Why? I wondered. And was told that Cosby, seeing me asleep in the chaperone’s lap, had made it his business to ‘warn’ other shows that I wasn’t ‘suitable family entertainment’, was probably a lesbian, and shouldn’t be on television.”
my pen is a pistola: Punks in their homes.
I give you ... Iggy Pop vacuuming. [bottom image]
Guardian.UK: In US, 8 million baby boomers go hungry amid health and economic challenges.
“Increasing chronic disease and disability in baby boomers can have consequences beyond poor health and higher medical bills. [snip] Disability can lead to unemployment and lower income, and lower income can lead to having less money for essentials such as food.” OK, candidates. Ball’s in your court.
nakedcap: How Big Corporations Are Starving Public Schools of Billions of Dollars.
For shame. And many of these companies are supposedly producing educational software and systems. A vicious circle; schools can’t afford to upgrade and buy more product because companies are loopholing taxes.
Quicksilver Messenger Service on rotation today.
Surprised by how much they seem to be influenced by the Yardbirds.
The Atlantic: How Classical Musicians Use iTunes (and Why They’re Ready to Stop).
“If classical listeners are ill-served by streaming services, though, they will stick with music files; and that means they represent, as a bloc, the set of listeners who will continue to maintain personal libraries of owned music even as the larger public rents their digital music instead. How are they adapting? As it turns out: poorly.” Yeah, I still occasionally purchase from eclassical [FLAC] rather than even attempt to stream.
Guardian.UK: Cecil the lion’s cubs most likely killed by rival lion, say conservationists.
“Lion cubs fathered by Cecil, the celebrated lion shot dead in Zimbabwe, may already have been killed by a rival male lion and even if they were still alive there was nothing conversationists could do to protect them, a conversation charity has warned.” The ripples flow outward, from that one selfish act.
Northrup Photo: Life with a 50 Megapixel Camera.
Mirror.UK: Katie Hopkins wants ‘euthanasia vans’ because ‘there are far too many old people’.
Has she met Ann Coulter yet?
BarnFinds: Amazing Bugatti Barn Find!
Guardian.UK: Archaeologists discover remains of Jamestown colony’s earliest leaders.
“Mysteriously, a small silver box resting atop Archer’s coffin turns out to be probably a Catholic reliquary containing bone fragments and a container for holy water. Archer’s parents were Catholic in Protestant England, which became illegal. So the discovery raises the question of whether Archer was perhaps part of a secret Catholic cell – or even a Catholic spy on behalf of the Spanish.” Oh, my. Placing my bet he was the one who ate the 14-year-old ...
Politico: Jon Stewart’s secret White House visits.
“He’s an expert shamer.” An astute observation.
SERoundtable: Google - We Check To See If Your Mobile Site Vastly Different From Desktop.
Of note to desktop/mobile designers: “For now, I suspect they flag these cases and send a manual action reviewer (web spam fighter) to take a closer look.”
Guardian.UK: Killer of Cecil the lion was dentist from Minnesota, claim Zimbabwe officials.
“They tied a dead animal to their vehicle to lure Cecil out of the park and they scented an area about half a kilometre from the park.” Given the fact the lion was wearing a radio collar (a rather unsubtle addition to the lion’s mane), you wonder if they ever actually looked before shooting.
YT: Creep - Vintage Postmodern Jukebox Radiohead Cover ft. Haley Reinhart.
Postmodern Jukebox just keeps on hittin’ it, doing modern pop songs with the 40’s vibe.
Daily Beast: The Death of Satire.
“This is the formula for successful late-night TV comedy in the present day: an absurd or ridiculous clip that can make the rounds on YouTube the next day.” Been ages since I’ve taken in a current comedy. Banal, indeed. The legitimate media’s gotten too close to The Onion; often more tragedy than comedy, IMHO.
DesignYouTrust: US Salt Flats Speed Week photos.
As in, No Speed Week. Thank El Niño.
Kickstarter: Interchangeable Watches With Quick-Change Straps by Covair.++
Interesting. I’ve never imagined powerful magnets AND clockworks being able to exist in the same proximity on a wrist. Live and learn.
Later: I’ve noticed that when I post any link to Kickstarter, the reads on Twitter are virtually nil (as in, 50% fewer engagements than even the most uninteresting link). Not a reason to stop, but if readers here are desiring to maximize traffic on their own blogs, it seems Kickstarter has saturation beyond exhaustion.
ArtDaily: Vintage posters and advertising signs at Showtime Auction, Oct. 2-4.
For when I redo my office (shortly) ...
c|net: Cause of fatal 2014 SpaceShipTwo crash determined by NTSB.
As we already suspected early on, pilot error. In a busy cockpit, you live or die by the checklist.