Musk wants to do WHAT? — Engaged Reading Time #90
Happy Friday, folks.
Five days until Revue dies.
But you don’t care about that do you? (If you do, here’s where you should move your Revue-based newsletter to…)
But it’s nearly the weekend, so have some good reading and viewing to see you into the happy days.
Why some of the smartest people can be so very stupid
Raw intelligence is no guard against doing, and thinking, stupid things. It’s all about context and competence.
This article really explains a lot about the past six or seven years.
Too cool for the pool: how the Dryrobe became the most divisive thing you can wear
We’re in deep Dryrobe territory here on the wild swimming, SUPing and kiteboarding frenzy that is the Sussex coast. But seeing them in urban areas rather than on people who’ve just got out of the sea still unsettles me…
The story of Neuralink: Elon Musk's AI brain-chip company where he had twins with a top executive
Elon Musk still wants to put chips in our brains. I’m sure the last three or four months has reassured everyone that it would be a great idea, with no possible downsides, and certainly won’t go wrong in a post-apocalyptic movie fashion.
An 8-Car Pileup Started By A Tesla In Autopilot Opens Up Many Complex Issues
This story, while interesting, has no bearing at all on the one above.
Twitter Singapore staff told to WFH as landlord walks them out for no rent
This story, while interesting, has no bearing at all on the one two stories above.
Everything better, Muppets make. Yes.
42 years ago, the "Mother of Yoda" conquered Hollywood — then she vanished
You might not recognize the name Wendy Froud (née Midener), but in the practical effects world, she’s a legend. Her work even earned her one of pop culture’s greatest monikers: the Mother of Yoda.
The Muppets' 'Mah Na Mah Na': An earworm birthed from a risqué Midtown theater
So… One of the most beloved Muppet sketches has its roots in distinctly adult entertainment…
The tractor powered by poo
This is a valid and interesting story, and not at all a sign that I have a juvenile sense of humour. Hat-tip to my seven year old daughter for bringing it to my attention.
Public Service Corner
How to stay warm when you're working from home (without turning the heating on)
With the weather turning cold again, you might need this…