Sunday

1. The sad case of Joshua Brown. Joshua who?

In the case of Joshua Brown, the first fatality in a Tesla, a crash investigation found the driver had ignored seven warnings, and hadn’t touched controls for over half an hour, Wolmar points out in the book.

2. Taking narcissistic selfcentredness to new levels:

In pushing the boundaries of accepted maternal response, women are challenging an explosive taboo—and reframing motherhood in the process

By Anne Kingston

Poor little sods who have them for mothers.

3. Watch out for those Australian polar bears in Norway:

https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/you-never-know-where-youll-run-into.html

4. Any of you poor sods out there use Intel?

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/01/researcher-finds-another-security-flaw-in-intel-management-firmware/

5. Could someone please just supply a normal car with four wheels and a steering wheel?

The answer, Toyoda believes, is to morph Toyota into a data and smart mobility company. One that’s less about selling cars and trucks and more about moving people, products and services in the most efficient way possible.

6. Think the url says it all here:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/01/12/mother-jones-climategate-and-the-democrat-email-hack-were-both-russian-plots/

[Many thanks to the longsuffering Chuckles and haiku]

4 comments for “Sunday

  1. Distant Relative
    January 14, 2018 at 13:08

    “Poor little sods who have them for mothers.”

    Thanks. Sympathy accepted, although now a big sod. 🙂 Fortunately I had two supportive G. parents.

    Upside – what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. 😉 We are who we are because of our past experiences, good or bad, and I can now spot a narcissist (clinical diagnosis) from a 100 yards. 🙂

  2. January 14, 2018 at 17:59

    Life wasn’t meant to be easy.

  3. January 15, 2018 at 03:13

    “I felt oppressed by my constant responsibility for them”.

    Welcome to adulthood, although I hazard she has barely made it past losing the cradle marks on her bum.

    Whatever ‘male-dominated’career you might aspire to, lady, do not even consider being a pilot of a 747. The oppression of responsibility would stop you ever even taxiing out.

  4. james wilson
    January 16, 2018 at 05:17

    Have the geniuses at Utopia Tax and Tech stopped yet to consider that self-driving cars are a great bomb delivery system?

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