This is cool: recycling discarded PPE into plastic bricks for construction.
“First, the PPE material from body coverings, masks and head caps is isolated for three days. Then Desai’s team of 20 employees sanitizes the fabric and uses a machine to shred it before sanitizing it again. Next it is mixed with 47 percent paper sludge and a binding agent and pressed by hand into various molds. Each brick weighs around 3 pounds and costs about 4 cents.”
Using Google Earth to look for the Utah monolith site. One candidate that matches the landscape seems to have something vertical that appeared between the 2015 and 2016 images.
No coordinates in the article. Attempt no landings there.
“This emulator sure is crashing a lot.”
“So did the Commodore”
Kid’s test program on a C64 emulator:
10 PRINT "LOL"
20 GOTO 10
This is especially weird to find out today, because today I also found out (through randomly seeing a mention on Twitter) that the Michelin Guide to restaurants and Michelin tire company are the same Michelin, not two different Michelins as I’d always assumed
I always assumed the Tandy company that sold leather and the Tandy company that sold computers were different companies.
Turns out nope, they were the same. Tandy Leather bought Radio Shack in the 1960s.
Playing Minecraft with the kid:
Wife: “What are you playing on?”
Kid: “Windows 10.”
Me: “What *world*?”
Kid: “I don’t know.”
Wife: “Does that mean you don’t know, or does that mean IDK?” (He has a realm called IDK, because he didn’t know what to call it.)
Kid: “No, IDK hasn’t been renewed.”
Wife: *sigh* “Who’s on first…?”
kid asked us to buy an external floppy drive so he can see what’s actually on the handful of floppy disks we still have 🙄
not that we’d have any use for it afterward
amazingly, he seems to be willing to drop it
Had to go in the other room for Duolingo. I’m back on German again & started a lesson on shopping, and every time the app said “verkauft,” my wife would crack up because it sounded so much like “fuck off”
I find it kind of hilarious that ~2 years after Flickr got rid of unlimited free storage, they’re promoting themselves as an alternative to Google Photos as GP prepares to ditch unlimited free storage, because Flickr’s paid plan is unlimited, while Google’s paid plans “only” go up to 2 TB
shelf-stable pepperoni should be called prepper-roni.
In other news, the kid is watching a video of people playing Among Us where one of the players has his name. It’s weirding him out.
Close call…the bottle of tonkatsu sauce in the fridge looks a lot like the bottle of caramel sauce.
One of those would not go well in coffee.
Ah, the fun of looking all over the apartment for a phone that’s got an alarm going off in vibrate-only mode.