This collection of emulated handheld games, tabletop machines, and even board games stretch from the 1970s well into the 1990s. They are attempts to make portable, digital versions of the LCD, VFD and LED-based machines that sold, often cheaply, at toy stores and booths over the decades. [...]
This sort of Herculean effort to squeeze a major arcade machine into a handful of circuits and a beeping, booping shell of what it once was is an ongoing situation -- where once it was trying to make arcade machines work both on home consoles like the 2600 and Colecovision, so it was also the case of these plastic toy games. Work of this sort continues, as mobile games take charge and developers often work to bring huge immersive experiences to where a phone hits all the same notes.
"Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y'all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation," he says. "And D.C. keep talking about, 'We a resilient city.' And that's a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful." [...]
White did not return calls for comment. In a series of text messages, he confirmed the voice in the video is his but expressed surprise that his remarks might be construed as anti-Semitic. Asked to clarify what he meant, he wrote, "The video says what it says." [...]
Some conspiracy theorists also think the Rothschilds, acting in conjunction with the Rockefeller family, have technology to manipulate the weather -- for example, by causing freak storms that wreak havoc on people, farms and livestock.
In a video posted to YouTube this year titled "Kill Cities -- Designed by Rothschild and Rockefeller: Resilient Cities Are Human Death Zones," Internet commentator Deborah Tavares -- a Northern California resident who argues, among other things, that climate change and wireless electricity meters are tools in a plot of global domination -- calls the Resilient Cities program a "diabolical" effort to manipulate people. [...]
"We're being categorized as lunatics, but we know that the weather is massively and completely, artificially controlled."
I think someone made them put in this part to show how "green" they are. Probably a requirement of one of their grants:
- Graphene hair dyes can be applied by spraying, brushing, and then drying.
- Graphene hair dyes do not contain organic solvents or toxic molecular ingredients.
- Durability of graphene dyes has reached the performance of permanent hair dyes.
- Graphene dyes render hair enhanced antistatic and thermal dissipation properties.
The waste from graphene-coated hair can be recycled and repurposed for the creation of functional materials for other electronic or energy storage devices.
Graphene seems to be the nuclear fusion of materials science: it's always just ten years away from a total revolution of everything, this time for sure. It'll be easier to believe this is real when the kevlar-shitting spiders show up in products, or when nanotech makes dental cavities a thing of the past, this time for sure, or when I can charge my phone with a stinger tap.
Parishioners complained to the rector, Reverend Jonathan Evans, about the subject matter of the sculpture, which intended to be the centerpiece of [the third annual] "Stations of the Cross" charity art auction [...]
Rev. Evans expressed disappointment in the removal of the statue, appearing to take a philosophical view on the work. "For me, 'Stormtrooper Crucifixion' raises similar questions to those which C.S. Lewis raised in his science fiction trilogy -- that, were other races to exist on other planets, would Christ be incarnated among those races in order to die for their salvation?"
The artist seemed not to reflect as directly on Christ as an inspiration for the work: "This is a crucified Stormtrooper and has nothing to do with religion," said Callanan. "It [was] not a method of capital punishment reserved for the Son of God.The piece being taken down is a sign of the times. The offended few out-voice the supportive / pleased many," he said. "I think churchgoers should be more vocal about the abuse that many children worldwide have had to go through, rather than a piece of science fiction cult art."
In case you were wondering what kind of art is considered appropriate at a crucifixion-themed art show in a church, here are some that were not removed:
"Frankly I think the ideal weapon would be a pistol," he told the Guardian, "but due to the licensing requirements in the state we're going to have a hard enough time getting homeless people shotguns as it is. "Getting them pistols is probably next to impossible. The pistols need to be registered, people have to have addresses." [...]
Regarding the pump-action shotguns, Ellison said he and his team would aim to "pre-qualify" homeless people who wanted shotguns and were deemed suitable candidates to own them.
The homeless people would not be forced to carry pump-action shotguns, Ellison said. [...]
Ellison said he did not think the plan was dangerous.
"Well, are you worried about the police being armed with military weapons?" he asked. "I am. The world we live in is a scary world, where the police who used to dress in short-sleeved shirts and carry a revolver now have long rifles with scopes and bulletproof vests and armoured vehicles.
"And quite frankly that scares me much more than a homeless person trying to defend themselves with a shotgun."
If the character is sent in an iMessage, for example, the recipient's Messages app will crash when the conversation is opened. Likewise, if the character is pasted into the Safari or Chrome address bar on Mac, the browsers crash. This behavior extends to virtually any system text field on iOS and macOS, resulting in many third-party apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger being affected as well.
Even worse, some users have found that if the character is displayed in an iOS notification, it can cause an entire iPhone or iPad to respring, and in worst-case scenarios, restoring in DFU mode is the only possible solution.
Now, those 25 underground sheaves will be rebuilt from the ground up as part of an already-planned replacement of the motorized gearboxes that rotate those pulleys.
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority board, comprised of the Board of Supervisors, approved on Tuesday $280,999 to repair the sheaves. The large wheels were last rebuilt between 1982 and 1984, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. [...]
The cable cars' first power sources were steam engines powered by "enormous amounts of coal each day," according to the Cable Car Museum website. San Francisco replaced that steam system with electric motors in the decade following the 1906 earthquake and fire, according to the museum, which is still used today.
If you have not visited the Cable Car Museum in person, you are missing out on something amazing.