Robots are, at this moment, swimming across the Pacific Ocean. I’m not sure how this figures into their plans for world domination.
Imagine minding your own business, just out fishing in the ocean, when you see a horse swim by. Curious, you follow it, as it swims the several miles back to shore, and then runs off. You have no idea where it came from or where it went.
This actually happened. (Reportedly.)
It’s Monday. I feel like the horse on Mondays. Out in the ocean, miles from land, no idea where I came from. Hopefully I’ll reach the beach eventually.
|Are you like me, in that your browser is set to avoid tracking cookies and the like from following you around the Internet?
Then you — like me — will dismayed to learn that you can still be tracked despite your best effort.
|Here at the Big Bad Blog, we have read several articles like this one, in which the author has given up soap and shampoo.
We might imagine trying such a thing, but are fairly certain that it does not mix well with fencing.
|Here’s something amusing — ten commandments from the New Testament. They are amusing, because the crazed right-wing zealots who ask themselves “What Would Jesus Do?” never come up with these answers. They should.|
|Atheists are, apparently, considered unfit to serve in the US Military.|
|This wins the Big Bad Blog contest for best blog post of the week.|
|I’m always amused by news regarding the failure of TSA screenings. This is no exception.|
|Apparently a new measure of beer is about to invade British pubs: the schooner.
Reuters suggests that the schooner may end up bringing an end to the pint. While we here at the Big Bad Blog may find the word “schooner” too appetizing to not order one, we think this prediction may be a bit bold.
|The New Yorker has termed investment bankers to be socially worthless.|
There is water on the moon. Now the only question is when will the first swimming pool on the moon open?
(blood powered lamp from miket)
Keys can now be copied from a digital photograph taken from a nearby rooftop. At this point I think it’s fair to say that we should be looking at moving to a more recent technology for house keys. Car keys, electronic “passes” (ie, keys) for the office, and even bicycle locks have improved dramatically during my lifetime. For some reason we seem to still be using the same locks on our homes as we did the day I was born — or at least just a newer version of the same outdated technology. Wikipedia claims that the pin tumbler lock used in house keys dates back to 2000 BC.
How far can you get from a McDonald’s? The answer, for one man: 107 miles.