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January 29, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (29 Jan 2016)

Alright you guys have been punished enough from the last post.

Undue influence from this administration once again.


Cable Lobby

Man, I really hope the FCC new set-top box competition plan comes to fruition. It is ridiculous what some people pay for a stupid box and it is pure profit to the cable companies.

Star Wars

This may be of interest to those of you that enjoyed the Timothy Zahn Star Wars novels. This is only spoilery if you watch Star Wars Rebels, but there is a rumor that a certain Admiral will now be included into what Disney considers canon which means that this Admiral is now a player for future movies as well.

Jeopardy Bloopers


The Ultimate Jeopardy Bloopers Supercut by worldwideinterweb

Boeing and Iran

I guess all that lobbying Boeing did for the Iran deal was for naught. Tehran buys 114 Airbus planes. I found this little nugget amusing since when does this administration care about appearances?

...some speculated that the State Department had discouraged Boeing from attending to avoid the appearance that U.S. companies that supported the Iran deal were profiting from its implementation.

Vegetables

Asparagus, beets, carrots and your urine. I didn't know this part about carrots.

British gunners in WWII were able to locate and shoot down German planes at night due to significant advancements in radar technology. To help cover up their improvements on the technology, the British spread about an urban legend that said that they were able to increase the night vision of their pilots by having them consume large amounts of carrots. This propaganda campaign included stories about certain pilots like Lieutenant John "Cat Eyes" Cunningham who they said had exceptional night vision thanks to a habit of eating large amounts of carrots. This lie not only gave birth to an urban legend, but also caused many British people to start planting their own vegetable gardens, including planting and eating a large amount of carrots so that they'd be able to see better during blackouts.

I also had no idea that MI6 used semen as invisible ink which happened to be led at the time by Captain Sir Mansfield Cumming.

Beer UAS

Public Urination

Why are we lowering the standards by which we live? San Francisco is now home to the city's first open-air urinal. So will it be sexual assault if you're peeing at this thing and you look at a chick since your junk will be in your hand? Looks like NY is thinking about decriminalizing public urination too.

Entrepreneurs

I really don't understand some of the cities on this 10 best cities for young entrepreneurs. Seattle? San Francisco? Cost of living and taxes would crush you.

Kissing Gouge

USC hands out a five-step checklist on how to kiss without committing sexual assault. My God the world must be laughing at us.

Dog Video

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