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 . . .
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.
Thankfully, The Pirate Bay does not have such a limitation. When will stupid content companies ever learn?
Ramez Naam has been giving presentations for several years now about how the future of energy is quickly being instantiated in the present. This is a nice update where he outlines how “alternative” energy source such as wind and solar are already in the process of disrupting coal and oil.
Following on his awesome week-by-week recounting of the events of World War I, Indy Neidell and company have created a YouTube channel to do a week-by-week account of World War II, beginning with Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939.
The West Australian describes death diving thusly,
The concept of ‘deathing’ is relatively simple – run and jump off a high platform, impress judges with a few creative mid-air flips and then finish with a textbook, face-first donkey-flop, where you aim to make as much splash as possible.
I think I’m in love.
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.