Death to the Lightning connector

Apparently Apple's latest patch to prevent cops from rooting your phone means that I have to type a password every time I want to charge my battery now.

"USB power chargers are not affected, but some USB accessories that provide power may not charge the device until the device has been unlocked." My ass. At first I thought that Apple had decided that my USB hub was somehow debased, profane or pwned by the Federales, but no -- it does this even when the phone is plugged directly into an iMac with an official Apple cable.

I gather that this is because the Lightning connector is such an over-engineered, Turing-equivalent exploitable piece of shit that to even pull 5v out of it you have to first agree to ISA-level DMA to your RAM or some shit. What kind of stultifying layer violation do you have to have baked into the design to not be able to pull power without going through some kind of protocol dance first? What is that data made of?? HINT, IT'S ELECTRONS. You squirt them into the damned battery.

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Boobie Pit

Questions You'll Ask While Snapping Selfies at SF's Pop-Up Feminist Museum:

  • Are we reclaiming something by grabbing these metaphorical boobs?

  • Did anyone not stop to draw parallels between the physical reaction to having your boobs grabbed by an unwanted party, and the fact that we're now diving into an actual pit of owner-less tits?

  • But also, is it wrong that all my fantasies of sleeping on hundreds of boobs could come true in this moment?

  • Why is this not a sea of dicks?

Speaking of ball pits, next Saturday we are filling Above DNA with ten thousand glow sticks.

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Disembodied stone hands definitely not poised to crush you.

(But God is actually made of fiberglass.)


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