Author: haiku

Speaks little and then only in tech haikus

Gender discrimination

Several papers report that a drinker has won a discrimination case against a brewery after he was stopped from buying its “women-only” beer at one of its bars. According to the Mirror: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-sues-brewdog-sex-discrimination-16534136 Thomas Bower, 27, had wanted a Pink…

Vehicles

1. ’89 Countach reviewed: https://jalopnik.com/the-lamborghini-countach-is-great-because-it-was-terrib-1818551699 2. Tea making in the tank: https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/british-tanks-have-had-tea-making-equipment-installed-s-1834305853 Less than a week after the invasion of Normandy, the British 22nd Armored Brigade was ordered to break through the German line and head for the city of…

Amazon drone delivery – any issues?

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/gadgets/308869-amazon-unveils-a-revolutionary-new-drone.html Amazon.com Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months. The new device takes off…

Time to install your frigid panels

Calculations made after the diode created electricity showed that, when atmospheric effects are taken into consideration, the current device can theoretically generate almost 4 watts per square meter, roughly one million times what the group’s device generated and enough to help power…

GM Cruise

Sigh: https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/07/gm-cruise-raises-1-5b-at-a-19b-valuation-from-softbank-and-honda/ “Developing and deploying self-driving vehicles at massive scale is the engineering challenge of our generation,” said Cruise CEO Dan Ammann . “Having deep resources to draw on as we pursue our mission is a critical competitive advantage.”