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Smell You Later Cafe | Main | Daily Tech News 27 February 2024
February 26, 2024

Monday Overnight Open Thread (2/26/24)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"This is a very tragic accident, Monte is a very upstanding young man; involved in academics and sports,"Unnamed attorney for Monte Henderson


Quote II

“Our freedom to speak and be heard is on the line,” Seth Dillon, CEO of The Babylon Bee



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Have you ever heard of a paper map? Apparently not.

Brianna Gomez (@bbriannagomez) recorded the video from her car, visibly shaken. She was apparently driving early Thursday morning, which is when some customers first began experiencing service disruptions. As of Saturday evening, her video had over 5.4 million views.

“Shoutout AT&T outage for getting me lost in the middle of nowhere with no directions/phone service in the middle of the night so i resort to crying for help outside a closed drive thru,” Gomez wrote in the text overlay.


Obviously her shortcomings have to be spread via the world wide web. I wonder if she can even fetch coffee and/or a sammich.


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How do we clean out the "bastions of higher learning" without air superiority and munitions?


CA professor says being a Swift fan is 'slightly racist,' Chiefs winning Super Bowl is a 'white supremacist conspiracy'

A California professor suggested that it might be racist to be a Taylor Swift fan. The professor, who is no stranger to controversy, made the suggestion after the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, according to the New York Post.

Melina Abdullah is a professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. She decided to take her views about Taylor Swift to X after the Super Bowl, where she wrote: "Why do I feel like it’s slightly racist to be a Taylor Swift fan?”

Fvcking unserious lunacy.


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The good old Kung Flu prick.

Embalmers finding thick, rubbery clots in veins and arteries

Strange; fibrous; often long, thick white clots are being extracted from the vascular systems of corpses by embalmers. For an example of what these clots look like, here is a one-minute video of such a clot being extracted by embalmer Richard Hirschmann of Alabama from the jugular vein of a deceased person. Mr. Hirschmann says he has about 250 such pictures on his phone.

British doctor John Campbell recently interviewed retired U.S. Air Force major, engineer, and data analyst Thomas Haviland about an “Embalmer Blood Clot Survey” that Mr. Haviland sent out to 50 National, Regional, and State Funeral Director Associations, each with hundreds of members in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. Mr. Haviland also sent the surveys directly to over 1,700 funeral homes. The surveys asked if, when, and how often the respondents may have encountered these strange, predominantly white clots during their work as embalmers. The astonishing video of that interview is about 48 minutes long and contains images of large, rubbery clots, as well as several graphs of various statistics compiled from the survey responses.

Here are some of the salient points from the interview:


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Naming the child for its delivery location, how quaint. How about where he was conceived? Perhaps "Pub Loo"?

Baby has 'car park' listed on his birth certificate after mother-of-six went into labour outside hospital (and his middle name couldn't be more fitting!)
Emily Kelly, 30, gave birth to her sixth baby George at a car park in Portsmouth

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It was fit and proper to call for SCOTUS Associate Stephen Breyer to retire. After all he was a privileged white man. But don't you dare whisper to Associate Justice Sotomayor to step down. She's an aging and unhealthy woman. But, she's a woman and is brown. So she's off limits.

The oldest justices on the court are Clarence Thomas, 74, Samuel Alito, 72, and Sonia Sotomayor, 68, and it's reasonable to expect any, if not all, of them to consider retirement over the next four years. This concern underscores the potential impact of the next presidential term on the composition of the highest court in the land and why Democrats want Sonia Sotomayor to retire while Biden is still in office.

Sotomayor hasn't been on the court very long — Barack Obama nominated her in 2009 — but between the likelihood of Republicans winning back control of the U.S. Senate in November and the presidential election looking extremely favorable to Trump right now, Democrats have been urging her to step down for over a year now.

Recent revelations about her health are giving them added anxiety. According to a recent report from HuffPost, Sotomayor travels with a medic — something no other justice does.

"The revelation comes from newly released U.S. Marshals Service records obtained by the nonpartisan court watchdog Fix the Court, which requested information about security for current and former Supreme Court justices," the outlet reports. "And it amplifies questions that many only whisper about the long-term fitness of the oldest Democratic-appointed justice on the court."


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Reverse ridicule in this instance won't work. Although today's men just might fall in love with this ride.

The Microlino Lite is here to make urban SUVs look even dumber

Swiss company Micro — maker of the happy little Microlino electric bubble car — just unveiled a production version of its Microlino Lite at the Geneva Motor Show. With a 45km/h (28mph) top speed, it goes half as fast as the standard Microlino but can be driven by anyone with a moped license from the age of 14 in some European countries. An entry-model will cost CHF149 per month (about €156 or $169) to lease starting this summer.

Although the Microlino Lite is targeting Europe on day one, Micro spokesperson Merlin Ouboter says the Microlino Lite is eligible for registration in the US as a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) and hopes to have the first Microlinos there by the end of 2024.

Microcars like the Microlino Lite target urbanites who’d never trade in their full-sized car for an e-bike but are still looking for something more convenient to drive in dense cities with narrow streets. You can fit about three microcars in the same space required to park an SUV and their light weight allows them to consume far less energy than a standard EV. They’re great for city commutes to work, quick trips to the market, dropping a kid off at school, and transporting your pet to the dog park.


I bet my first Cub Cadet lawn tractor was bigger and more useful.


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Colorado construction site owner frees up more oxygen for those in need.

Construction Site Owner Fatally Shoots Two Alleged Thieves

Two people believed to be robbing a commercial construction site in Denver are dead after the site manager shot them following a confrontation, police said.


I'm surprised they had time to be involved in an altercation. Considering all that time spent at the library and church choir practice.

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The ONT Musical Interlude & Dinner Roll Emporium


Born on this day: 26 Feb 1932
Johnny Cash US country singer, songwriter who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is remembered as a country icon, his songs spanned other genres including rock and roll and rockabilly and blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honour of induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. During the last stage of his career, Cash covered songs by several late 20th-century rock artists, most notably 'Hurt' by Nine Inch Nails. Cash died of respiratory failure on September 12th 2003, aged 71. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Born on this day: 26 Feb 1945
Bob "The Bear" Hite, vocalist and harmonica player with Canned Heat who had the 1968 US No.11 single with ‘Going Up The Country’ and a 1970 UK No.2 single with ‘Let’s Work Together’. Hite performed with Canned Heat at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. On 5 April 1981, during a break between sets at The Palomino Club in North Hollywood, Hite was handed a vial of heroin by a fan. He snorted it and fell into a coma, after which others unsuccessfully attempted to revive him with a large dose of cocaine. A group of roadies put Hite in a van and drove him to bandmate Fito de la Parra's home, where he died age 38. via thisdayinmusic.com

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What a miraculous recovery. It's a miracle I say. Tonight's Genius Award Winner.

A woman who tried to claim €760,383 (£649,967) for injuries she suffered in a car crash lost her case after she was pictured winning a Christmas tree-throwing contest.

Kamila Grabska, 36, said she was left with a ‘‘disabling’’ condition following an accident in February 2017 when the vehicle she was in was hit from behind.

She had sued RSA Insurance on the basis that she could not work for more than five years, play with her children or carry out basic chores because of constant back and neck pain.

But the Irish High Court, sitting in Limerick, was shown a photo in a national newspaper of her hurling a spruce tree on Jan 8 2018, during her hearing.

Mrs Grabska argued that while she looked happy in the pictures from the charity event, she was still suffering from her injuries and endured pain to this day.

But Judge Carmel Stewart threw out the case and remarked that the “very graphic picture” of her tossing the tree had helped her make the decision.


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Cancer advances in the doggeh world. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

A 3-legged American pit bull with a heart of gold and sweet disposition captured the hearts of Alicia and Andrew Alderson when they adopted her in 2017.

“It was absolutely love at first sight—she ran into our arms.”

But their journey took an unexpected turn when last year they discovered a 3-centimeter growth on Annabel Lee’s rear left leg—a mast cell tumor.

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