Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 8:00am

5TtRT: Uploading minds, net neutrality, deporting vets, Chromebooks, & the Falcon Heavy

Marvel’s Jessica Jones drops on Netflix on March 8, and now I’m pretty sure that Marvel is dripping out its content spaced apart like this to give us something to live for while we get through this presidency. “Okay, folks, we just gotta keep things together until next week, for Black Panther. Then we hold on until March 8 for Jessica Jones. We’ve got a month-long dry spell for Infinity War, so we’re going to need to be extra protesty and resisty through April, to make sure the world lasts until May 4.”

No? Maybe you’re holding on for Star Wars stuff. Whatever works, I don’t judge.

5 Things to Read Today (2/7/18)

  1. Gizmodo: Will We Ever Be Able to Upload a Mind to a New Body? – This is an interesting read, offering takes on the idea from a bunch of experts, but I don’t know, y’all. A lot of what goes into making you you involves some pretty complicated biological processes and I’m dubious about us being able to duplicate those processes anytime soon.
  2. Ars Technica: Here’s Ajit Pai’s “proof” that killing net neutrality created more broadband – His proof literally boils down to “because we said so.” I am not kidding.
  3. Snopes: Does the United States Deport Military Veterans? – Are you shitting me with this? We’re actually deporting vets? These people agreed to go die for us, a thing I wasn’t ever willing to do. The least we could do is let them live here legally.
  4. ComputerWorld: The next phase of Google’s Chrome OS takeover – A few years ago Google sent me one of their beta test Chromebooks and I really liked it, and I’ve been pretty impressed with the specs and looks of the Chromebooks that have come out since. I think I might replace my laptop with a Chromebook next time, with a desktop system for gaming.
  5. Wired: SpaceX Gears Up To Finally, Actually Launch The Falcon Heavy – Elon Musk’s SpaceX fired a Tesla Roadster into space yesterday. The Roadster was playing David Bowie’s Space Oddity on a loop and carrying a mannequin named Starman in a spacesuit. In the glovebox is a copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and on the dashboard is a little sign reading “Don’t Panic.” I assume there’s a towel in the trunk, but no one’s said. The Tesla is set to orbit the sun for “hundreds of millions of years.” Also I guess the Falcon Heavy did its thing properly, and that’s cool too.

Daily Cute: I’ve had this day.

Chilling out with favorite toy

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