Author: James Riley

Cold Water Clarity

Yesterday, driving around town, I settled into a comforting blanket of technical pleasure: Spotify and Google Maps gracefully shared the BMW’s speaker system.  The air-conditioning was leveling off at a precise 72 degrees.  “Traffic is delayed along your route,” computer-girl announced, and re-routed me. The Tokens paused for a moment and then soared back up..

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Irma Cleans Up Cuba

Caibarién, Cuba ICBTS News — Not everyone is complaining about the horrific category 5 hurricane winds brought on by hurricane Irma this week.  In some tiny Cuban seaside towns, the storm surge and strong winds actually made things look certainly askew — but actually a tad cleaner. “You always lose some palm trees in a hurricane,”..

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Conservatives Banned from Re-Charging Smart Phones

Popular USB 3.0 “Type C” Cable Subject to Ideological Restrictions If you’re an evangelical Christian or a supporter of lower taxation, you might be going back to a land line soon.  A consortium of cable manufacturers wants to make sure ideological conservatives of various sorts can’t buy the popular “type c” USB cable necessary for..

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Random Stuff..

Fear Not My brother, and a few neighbors, call us about a fire-bug trying to light up Oak Glen.The local and state fire departments, and the community, turned out.The consensus seems to be: why can’t arsonists be burned alive, after tearful repentance, in the public square? (Can any rational person tell me why that isn’t..

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Trash Fish, Part III

Trash Fish Part II The building, like most tech operations, was very secure.  Everyone had an ID badge. You couldn’t even check out batteries without signing for them.  There were cameras on every floor, four in the parking lot, two above the front door. A few minutes later, Tyler stood glumly looking at a wall..

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