Friday, November 17, 2017

Things I learned lately 17 Nov

  • There is a 24 hour donair cam operating out of Nova Scotia. For my non-Canadian friends, a donair (pictured) is very similar to a gyro, but with a sweet sauce.
  • In Thailand, it's illegal to order (or sell) any alcoholic drinks throughout the country outside of the hours of 11am to 2pm or 5pm to midnight.
  • Dancing after midnight is illegal in Japan due to a 1948 law put into place to regulate the sex industry. The law was changed in 2015 after a campaign. Now, dancing after midnight is allowed, but only if the lighting is at least 10 lux.
  • The German owner of an Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo started playing music at full volume at 2am, while the owner was out. Neighbours tried knocking on the door, not realizing the owner wasn't home and ended up calling police, who broke the door down and unplaugged the device. They also changed the lock, forcing the owner to come to the station to get new keys and pay a fine as well as locksmith fees.
  • US military sows fake news on its internal sites to test cyber-security.
  • You can learn to become a gelato master in 4 weeks at Carpigiani Gelato University in Anzola dell'Emilia, in Bologna, Italy.
  • What Elon Musk wants Tesla to accomplish by 2020. Finish building the Gigafactory 1. Ramp up Model 3 production. Launch the Model Y compact SUV. Begin building cars in China. Reveal an electric big rig. Launch an electric pickup. Make Tesla vehicles autonomous. Reveal the Tesla mobility network service. Automate more of its factory processes. Expand the Supercharger network. Build mega-supercharger stops. Scale up the energy business.
  • Artist Sia thwarted someone's attempt to make money selling nude photos of her to her fans by putting them in a tweet for free.
  • Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs now wants to be called Brother Love. Meanwhile, Snoop Dog wants to be called Higher Love. OK, I'm kidding about that last part.
  • The Koenigsegg Agera RS reached 457 km/h on a closed stretch of highway in Nevada.

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