#1 – Gay bread.

Australia Invented the Original Rainbow Food
It’s called “fairy bread” and it’s weird and delicious
by Katherine Sacks
October 18, 2016




#2 – Tasty fruit tells the weather

Folklore or forecast? Persimmons suggest a snowy winter in D.C.
by Kevin Ambrose
October 21, 2016
The Washington Post



#3 – In case you have $700,000 this house is awesome

409 Montgomery Ave W, RockvilleMD 20850




#4 – Closi’

Tabletop s’mores were by far the most awesome item at Cosi.
Someone needs to steal this concept now.

Cosi restaurant chain files for bankruptcy
by Nathan Bomey
September 29, 2016
USA Today




#5 – Old people malady update….

Thermalon Dry Eye Compress

I have dry eyeballs and this thing is amazing. It’s cheaper than a bottle of drops and works 1000% better.
I can’t recommend it enough.


All About Grocery Robots

I prefer human checkout, but I still bag my own. Checkouts with humans should have a human or robot bagger.

Watching people bag your Double Stuff Oreo’s while looking on with fully functional limbs is awkward for everyone.
“So…how about that stuff in the news, huh?”





Episode 730: Self Checkout
October 19, 2016
Planet Money on NPR

The link below is to Linkedin which will get you through the notorious WSJ paywall and to the story one time, or multiple times if you use a VPN or clear your browser.

Fully Autonomous Robots: The Warehouse Workers of the Near Future
Grocery baron Rick Cohen is pitching bots that can pick and stack goods untethered, promising to cut inefficiency
by Robbie Whelan
September 20, 2016
The Wall Street Journal


Tesla is Making the World Great Again

Too excited so I’m sharing the complete Tesla blog post.

All Tesla Cars Being Produced Now Have Full Self-Driving Hardware
by The Tesla Team
October 19, 2016


“Self-driving vehicles will play a crucial role in improving transportation safety and accelerating the world’s transition to a sustainable future. Full autonomy will enable a Tesla to be substantially safer than a human driver, lower the financial cost of transportation for those who own a car and provide low-cost on-demand mobility for those who do not.

We are excited to announce that, as of today, all Tesla vehicles produced in our factory – including Model 3 – will have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver. Eight surround cameras provide 360 degree visibility around the car at up to 250 meters of range. Twelve updated ultrasonic sensors complement this vision, allowing for detection of both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system. A forward-facing radar with enhanced processing provides additional data about the world on a redundant wavelength, capable of seeing through heavy rain, fog, dust and even the car ahead.

To make sense of all of this data, a new onboard computer with more than 40 times the computing power of the previous generation runs the new Tesla-developed neural net for vision, sonar and radar processing software. Together, this system provides a view of the world that a driver alone cannot access, seeing in every direction simultaneously and on wavelengths that go far beyond the human senses.

Model S and Model X vehicles with this new hardware are already in production, and customers can purchase one today.

Before activating the features enabled by the new hardware, we will further calibrate the system using millions of miles of real-world driving to ensure significant improvements to safety and convenience. While this is occurring, Teslas with new hardware will temporarily lack certain features currently available on Teslas with first-generation Autopilot hardware, including some standard safety features such as automatic emergency braking, collision warning, lane holding and active cruise control. As these features are robustly validated we will enable them over the air, together with a rapidly expanding set of entirely new features. As always, our over-the-air software updates will keep customers at the forefront of technology and continue to make every Tesla, including those equipped with first-generation Autopilot and earlier cars, more capable over time.”

Tesla is going to change the world in ways we can’t imagine.

Tesla will be more important than Ford. Ford made the car that made America and the world as we know it today. Mercedes invented the car? Nobody cares. Nobody. An invention is an idea until you get millions of people to buy it. Business isn’t like science where history will (mostly) credit the right people. Apple didn’t invent the tablet but they did invent the tablet millions of people bought so nobody cares about the “original” creator, that fact is valuable at pub trivia night and nowhere else.

Self-driving electric cars will reshape cities and countries. If you could use a self-driving car where would you live? Where would you work? How would parking regulations change? Will traffic patterns change so that an hour drive takes thirty minutes?

Tesla autonomous electrics change everything.

As seemingly ubiquitous as gas stations are they are not as widespread as power lines. Gas cars run on gas. Electric cars run on oil and natural gas and sun and nuclear and coal and anything that powers a generator.

America will make the world great, not China.

China’s LeEco unveils a car, but cannot make it drive
by Alexandria Sage
October 19, 2016

“Chinese technology company LeEco on Wednesday made an inauspicious entry into the race to develop self-driving electric cars when its prototype car could not make it down the runway at a gala event here.”


Socialism starts with you!

Eventually the youths will be the olds. There is a lot to dislike in the beliefs of the youths but time heals many wounds and erroneous assumptions built on platitudes.

Watch out for the old communists and socialists, they are unreachable and generally rich anyway. Racked with guilt they turn to the sweet blanket of blaming suffering on others to recuse themselves from possible attacks and reproach.

Ikea is the most destructive company in the world and Warren Buffett is king of capitalism and low taxes but they’re both cleared because they’re leftists. So it goes. Being a rich socialist is the easiest thing in the world. Rich commies can have all the cake and eat all the cake with a side of ice cream, every, single, day.

Never let the kids forget:

Socialism starts with you!
Start giving away your money today!


Many Millennials unfamiliar with Communist leaders

Additionally, the impact of communism is underestimated


This is especially true among Gen Z and Millennials


It’s easy to miss the fact that free market capitalism is the greatest anti-poverty program in the history of the world when you live in the greatest capitalist nation in history. Freedom feels as free as air when you’re born in America. To each new generation freedom feels more naturally occurring but the olds know better, the immigrants and new Americans definitely know better.


#1 – Criminality vs. Vulgarity 2016

Documents show State Dept. official wanted FBI to change classification of one of Clinton’s emails
by Matt Zapotosky
October 17, 2016
The Washington Post

“The former agent alleged that Clinton would ride to foreign diplomatic functions with top aide Huma Abedin, instead of the local ambassador, which the agent said violated normal procedure and embarrassed and insulted the ambassadors.”

When is the last time Hill and Bill rode together?



#2 – Lesbians and Subrau

Episode 729: When Subaru Came Out
Planet Money

#3 – 🍚🐻

Nagano cops: Pet bear at rice facility mauls man to death
October 9, 2016
Tokyo Reporter



#4 – Samsung phone is a killer…the wrong kind of killer though.

Samsung: Life after the ‘iPhone killer’
Far from securing the South Korean group’s place in the market, the exploding Galaxy Note 7 threatens it
by Louise Lucas and Song Jung-a
October 10, 2016
Financial Times




#5 – Affordable house. No complaining!

4 BR, 1.5 BR
Probably worth $300-305
$305k sale, $24k down = $1800 month

$1800 / 2 = 900
But wait!
$1800 / 3 = 600

Rockville isn’t cooooool enough for some people though.

1616 Bradley Ave, Rockville, MD 20851


nostalgic in the present