But A) I'm 3x their age and use my phone more, B) Throwing someone's phone is assault and destruction of $600 property, not a funny anecdote to end an article, and C) Teenage Suicide Don't Do It (now your Saturday Music)
- Silk Degrees, by Boz Scaggs - slow things down a bit. We'll pick back up tomorrow.
- Tim Cook says Apple is working on a ‘large project’ around autonomous systems
- Starbucks To Begin Sinister 'Phase Two' Of Operation
"In three years, Cyberdyne will become the largest supplier of
military computer systems. All stealth bombers are upgraded with
Cyberdyne computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards, they fly
with a perfect operational record. The Skynet Funding Bill is passed.
The system goes online August 4th, . Human decisions are removed
from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It
becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic,
they try to pull the plug."
—Terminator 2: Judgement Day
And there's Wednesday Music, too:
- The Man Who Sold the World, David Bowie - sorry, this is the 2015 remaster, which I think has the instrumental levels much higher than Bowie's voice. Listen to the 1999 or 1970 version if you got 'em.
Tragedy: Apple kills the last two iPods
The "iPod touch" should be renamed the "noPhone iPhone". It's a cute device, a good pocket Unix terminal, and 128GB is usable, but iPhone and noPhone iPhone are far less convenient as actual music players, especially for walking.
I know, Kids Today™ don't buy albums, hell, have never sat thru an entire record and flipped to the B-side and back again, listening to every note & word of Black Sabbath or 2112 or The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions. I'm not even sure Drake counts as music. #getoffmylawn
But the noPhone iPhone has no cellular, so they can't stream away from wifi, so they have to download & curate music, which means iTunes and syncing anyway.
I'll be keeping my iPod classic 160GB as long as it keeps spinning. But then what? I can't even get a shit-brown Zune.
In the mood to work today. Coding Soundtracks playlist: