Too Stupid for Words category archive
Last night, we watched an old episode of Perry Mason. (I guess all Perry Mason episodes are old at this point. At least there are no SWAT teams running around like Star Wars storm troopers . . . .)
In one bit of dialog, the word “tycoon’s” appeared.
The closed captions displayed it as “TYXXXX’S.”
One of the characters was named “Eula.” Why a character would be named “End User License Agreement” is beyond me.
Boys and their toys:
The man, who was not immediately identified, sent his drone soaring over Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara during the second quarter of the game between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks, police said. Later he hightailed it to Oakland, where he deployed the drone over the Raiders game against the Denver Broncos, according to police.
“It was something about free speech and his belief that television stations are corrupt,” said Santa Clara Police Lt. Dan Moreno.
I think he’s missing the boat on television stations. Incompetence and shallowness do not necessarily stem from corruption. They can exist very nicely on their own.
And folks thought that computers would somehow make us smarter . . . .
Instead, they merely amplify the stupid.
I do not patronize Starbucks. I like coffee (that, frankly, is reason enough), and I refuse to learn an ersatz secret language to purchase it.
It appears the drone has finally come home to roost.
Cole Kelley has been charged with reckless endangerment, having reportedly flown the drone around pyrotechnicians while they set up the traditional fireworks show, according to police reports.
Space Needle security were alerted to the incident about 2:45 p.m. Dec. 31 after Kelley reported crashing the nearly seven-pound aircraft on the roof of the structure.
The device was captured and subdued by aforesaid “pyrotechnicians.”
The most significant loss is a painting by Swiss-French artist and architect Le Corbusier, dating from 1927, which has an estimated value of 1.5 million francs.
The story does not go on to report that Inspector Clouseau may be called out of retirement for the case, but there is, as always, more at the link.