Donald Trump and the Very Very Big Brain

If you look at Mr. Pillsbury, the leading authority on China, he was on a good show, I won’t mention the name of the show, recently, and he was saying that China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump’s very, very large brain. He said Donald Trump, they don’t know what to do . . .

The DC Universe App, or Why We Pirate

In September 2018, DC Comics/Warner Bros went live with its DC Universe app/service. The app features comic books, TV shows, and movies based on DC properties. As a hardcore DC fanboy, I was more than willing to pay $7.99/month for the service.

By coincidence I was headed off for a weekend at a relative’s house who doesn’t have wi-fi or Internet. No problem–the DC Universe app will let me download TV episodes to my device so I don’t have to burn through my wireless plan in a weekend.

Except the DC Universe app has a limit of 25 total downloads per account that you can have on a device at any one time. Try to download a 26th episode and this is what the app will tell you.

DC Universe App Screenshot
DC Universe App Screenshot

Thankfully, The Pirate Bay does not have such a limitation. When will stupid content companies ever learn?

Rambunctious Active Region on Sun–June 2018

These amazing image and video of a new active region that appeared on the Sun on June 19th were taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. According to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory,

Active regions are areas of enhanced magnetic activity on the Sun’s surface, generating the huge loops and dynamic surges observed here. Charged particles spinning along the field lines above the active region are illuminated in this wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The superimposed Earth icon gives a sense of just how large these loops are.

Sun - Rambunctious Active Region
Sun – Rambunctious Active Region