Install a majestic artistic fountain on top of the Salesforce tower

The San Francisco skyline has been forever changed by the large erect Salesforce tower thrusting up into the heavens.

While it is a glorious sight to behold, I think we can make it better!! I propose to install an artistic fountain at the tip of the tower (above the shaft). To conserve water we will build 2 large spherical water tanks at the base of the tower that will collect and recycle the water as it flows down the shaft of the building.

Please sign this petition to show your support for helping us beautify the tower and the skyline!

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SF SPCA uses walking butt-plug to terrorize the homeless.

The city ordered the SPCA to keep its robot off the sidewalks or face a penalty of up to $1,000 per day for operating in the public right-of-way without a permit.

"We weren't able to use the sidewalks at all when there's needles and tents and bikes, so from a walking standpoint I find the robot much easier to navigate than an encampment," Jennifer Scarlett, the S.F. SPCA's president, told the Business Times.

Once the SPCA started using the robot on the sidewalks around its campus in early November, Scarlett said, there were no more homeless encampments. [...]

The people in the encampments showed their displeasure with the robot's presence at least once. Within about a week of the robot starting its automated route along the sidewalks, some people setting up a camp "put a tarp over it, knocked it over and put barbecue sauce on all the sensors," Scarlett said. [...]

The robot is a K5 unit and has a top speed of three miles per hour, according to Knightscope's website. The units are more than five feet tall and weigh 400 pounds. They are equipped with four cameras, "each capable of reading up to 300 license plates per minute" and sending alerts when trespassers or people on a "blacklist" are in an area. [...]

Having humans replace the robot's 24/7 shift would be "cost prohibitive," though, Scarlett said. The robot costs about $6 per hour to rent, she said. The minimum wage in San Francisco is $14 per hour.

Gosh, that sounds "prohibitive". I guess they have "no choice" in the matter.

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DNA Lounge update

DNA Lounge update, wherein Santa wants you to donate, and Santa wants you to write blurbs.
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What happened to SpamAssassin?

For the last few weeks, sa-update says "channel: no 'mirrors.updates.spamassassin.org' record found, channel failed", presumably because neither that nor updates.spamassassin.org resolve.

Also apparently all the SARE rulesets are gone?

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It's official, ADSL works over wet string

Attn AT&T:

He got some proper string, and made it wet... It turns out he needed salty water to get anywhere.

A 2m length... And the result - it works!!! Not even that slow (3½Mb/s down) though slow uplink. Don't dare touch the string though...

As a bonus, fit tin cans to both ends and you get voice as well as broadband on the same wet string!

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