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August 12, 2017

Overnight Open Thread (12 Aug 2017)


Mega Millions Winner

$393 Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Chicago suburb. Hope whoever that is flees that state before claiming it. Is Illinois even paying their winners?

Internet Security

I'm always leery of installing any app, no matter where it's from. Researchers report >4000 apps that secretly record audio and steal logs.

Larry Graham

Fake Business

How Tesla's Elon Musk became the master of fake business.

The Tesla, in effect, is a beautifully engineered toy for the conspicuous-consumption market, accessible to millionaires but beyond the reach of the commercial market. Neither it nor most other electric vehicles have any place in a competitive, free-market environment. As an indication of how economically injurious these playthings are to society on the whole, the U.K.'s National Grid estimated that Britain would need to increase its peak generating capacity by 50 per cent to meet the government's plans for electric vehicles, the equivalent of building 10 new nuclear plants.

Beer Flood

This 1814 beer flood killed eight people. Dayum. A 15 foot high tsunami of beer?
h/t

The Bone

NY Times

NYT asks which is greater threat to Guam: Climate change or nuclear war? I thought it was most in danger of flipping over?

Oh Canada

Surely this is just a bad article right? Everything is lamer in Canada, including sex.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by a B-2 dropping 80 JDAMs (video at link):

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