Saturday October 22nd, 2016

Android 5.1 audio, backup camera, nav and forward DVR installed in the truck.

Wow. @evgonetwork needs to work with their credit card processor. Anti-fraud calls, and I still couldn't make their charger work on my car.

Friday October 21st, 2016

Real-time C++ to x86 demo

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Oh this is a fun little web toy: Type in C++ on the left, get x86 assembly on the right. Particularly neat is to add -O3 and watch all the pre-compute happen...

Human doing make device broken is not

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Human doing make device broken is not on warranty

Building inspector came by and checked

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Building inspector came by and checked off the permits for both solar and the electric car charger. Yay!

Currently installing a backup camera

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Currently installing a backup camera with replacement stereo console in the truck. Car manufacturers are assholes.

Thursday October 20th, 2016

96 days without a lawyer or judge

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Missouri loves company they'll incarcarate ya in order to keep ya: Mississippi woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge or lawyer.

ACKERMAN, Miss. — Pulled over for traffic violations, Jessica Jauch was held for 96 days in a Mississippi jail without seeing a judge, getting a lawyer or having a chance to make bail. She was charged with a felony based on a secretly recorded video that prosecutors finally acknowledged showed her committing no crime.

Jailed 96 days on bogus charge: It is no one's fault?

It's unclear from these articles exactly what was going on here, apparently the traffic stop was incidental to some grand jury charges that seemed to stem from a DA gunning for her, because the grand jury charges were dropped once an Assistant DA saw the video that the charges were supposed to stem from, but dayumn.

Careful near Missouri.

Anyone else hear Nasty Woman and

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Anyone else hear "Nasty Woman" and think Janet Jackson with a gender switch? "Gimme a beat!"

Wednesday October 19th, 2016

Those halcyon days when people read no

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Those halcyon days when people read no further than the first paragraph in your email? Now: Just the latest sentence in the Slack channel.

Super cool high res aerial photography

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Super cool high res aerial photography of Petaluma.

Monday October 17th, 2016

Shenzen innovation

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Why does it matter that the U.S. has lost manufacturing capabilities? Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it.

But one week after his product hit Kickstarter in December 2015, Sherman was shocked to see it for sale on AliExpress—Alibaba’s English-language wholesale site. Vendors across China were selling identical smartphone case selfie-sticks, using the same design Sherman came up with himself. Some of them were selling for as low as $10 a piece, well below Sherman’s expected retail price of £39 ($47.41). Amazingly, some of these vendors stole the name of Sherman’s product—Stikbox:

Saturday October 15th, 2016

Okay telephone canvassers

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Okay telephone canvassers, I've voted. Ballots are in the mail. You can stop now.

Pretty sure we are the first BMW owners

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Pretty sure we are the first BMW owners to ever read this guide...

Friday October 14th, 2016

And a snapshot of the new-to-us car

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And a snapshot of the new-to-us car

installed ClipperCreek HCS50 charging

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The installed ClipperCreek HCS-50 charging station (EVSE)

And we are now the proud owners of a

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And we are now the proud owners of a white 2014 BMW 2014 i3 REx. Making the run for parts to finish the charger installation now.

Thursday October 13th, 2016

For those of us who are struggling with

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For those of us who are struggling with gender roles and other biases in square dancing...

Limbaugh on consent

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Rush Limbaugh demonstrates that he understands consent, he just doesn't think you should care:

"You know what the magic word, the only thing that matters in American sexual mores today is? One thing. You can do anything, the left will promote and understand and tolerate anything, as long as there is one element. Do you know what it is? Consent. If there is consent on both or all three or all four, however many are involved in the sex act, it's perfectly fine. Whatever it is. But if the left ever senses and smells that there's no consent in part of the equation then here come the rape police. But consent is the magic key to the left."

Which makes so many things about modern American politics so clear: Why the threat of assault from trans people using bathrooms scares us, but the threat of assault from Donald Trump or your average United States Senator doesn't...

ErosBlog on the topic

Same numbers, different perspective

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Politifact on Similar Black Unemployment-Related Statements: Bernie's Right! Trump's Wrong!

In this election cycle, I've been aware of a bunch of places where I've been willing to give candidates a pass because I agreed with their general sentiment, and the more I see myself doing that the more I'm aware that there's some tribal affiliation shit like Scott Adams was describing going on in my head.

RT Charles Demers ‏@charliedemers:

Who you going to believe, women who claim they were groped, or a man who says he gropes women? It's a real "he & she both said" situation.

Wednesday October 12th, 2016

context aware spell check

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Giggle: Shadow forwarded along a short tale of Google spell check, transcribed here because it's in image form there:

guys, google docs really is astounding. it just put a red squiggly line under the word 'back' because the next two words were 'of dicks' and it knew i meant 'bag.'

yes, thank you google docs. I did mean BAG of dicks.

what a great program

Monday October 10th, 2016

Hillary trying to let Donald answer the

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Hillary trying to let Donald answer the ACA question first: It's like the debate is a sitcom with a laugh track here at Gate 29.

Sitting at JFK waiting for my delayed

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Sitting at JFK waiting for my delayed flight, the debate is on, and I need to be close to my gate to hear announcements. #shootmenow