Monday, April 22, 2019

"Federal appeals court says tire-chalking by parking enforcement officers is unconstitutional"


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in a first-of-its-kind decision, ruled that marking a car’s tires to gather information is a form of trespass requiring a warrant, similar to police attaching a GPS to a vehicle to track a suspected drug dealer.

Brie Larson wearing the Infinity Stones

The Peloton is watching and listening

From 2017:
It’s also worth noting that the Peloton tablet attached to the bike has a front-facing camera and microphone built into it. Peloton says this can be used for video chatting among members — a feature that almost every single Peloton user I spoke to while writing this story said they’ve never used. How customers feel about the camera and microphone probably depends on whether they’re also the kind of person who covers up their laptop camera and uses encrypted messaging apps, but I’m not embarrassed to say I felt unnerved having a camera aimed at me while I was sweating my way through online classes. One person close to the company told me that Michelle Obama has a Peloton, but it’s been modified, without a camera or microphone. Peloton declined to comment on this at all, as did the press office of Michelle Obama.

Ten funny tweets

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Burning Daylight trailer

Free on Steam.

Extremely customizable 2.95" figures by Kotobukiya

The Hexa Gear Early Governor includes five heads, and lots of hands and weapons.

Please submit to this taxi's "gender estimation" program

And some more technology: