The second half of that stolen title is from my lethargy; I didn’t sleep well last night after being awoken by screaming neighbor kids around 0600.
I watched the one on the helicopter with OSINT.
The presentation on helicopters was interesting.
The speaker was a bit miffed at Elon Musk over suspending the account(s) that’d been giving out his aircrafts’ locations.
Not sure what you do about that. It’s not really economically viable to pair up aircraft the way you would cars.
I don’t like the account(s) being suspended/silenced, but I do understand why he’s doing what he does.
The ones matching the vaccine QR codes to users gives me a little bit more confidence if there’s isolation and no logging at the places of verification. Several ID factors there, and could assure privacy if there’s no record of check-ins; if the syst4em is isolated without any tallying ability. But it gets to be something like voter ID rules. Naturally, it’s racist if you have to show an ID for anything, and there’s a potential for multiple use of the ID and QR code….
But it does make me feel better than some of the more radical proposals that have been out there…..WEF, Chinese Social Credit score style things.
Still, I maintain that it’s completely inappropriate for private companies to be checking these sorts of things. In some instances, governments are forcing corporations to od it. I disagree with that.
For the companies that are doing it without coercion, fuck you. I’m not giving you money. Certainly not now, and quite possibly for the rest of my life. Your management chose to do this, and you get to live without my business. Good job.
I will not going to go to Madison Square Garden. Your management’s choices caused that. Even if there’s some sort of legal retribution, I’m out. It’s your loss. Apologies to whoever’s performing there, but they made the bed, and they have to sleep in it.
Same goes for the regional burger chain who wanted to see vaxports to even walk in the door to buy a takeout order…I enjoyed your food, but never pay for it myself, again. I also won’t come sit down in one of your stores. If someone else buys and delivers your food, I’d probably eat it, but you’ve lost me as a customer.
I’m also a bit happy I’m not there at the conference, too. If I’d paid for a ticket before the stupid mandate, I might have still gone.
But I’m not going to buy a ticket with your arbitrary decisions.
(I didn’t look at going being a bit short of money courtesy some crypto scammers who’ll remain nameless….)
I also watched the talk talk on textiles and technology.
I guess I understood where she was going at first, but she lost me at the end.
Though I’m hesitant to link to the site, they do have a good copy of the Christmas Letter.
Nobody owes you a job. Certainly nobody owes you a job where you currently live.
I’ve listened to a lot of discussion lately about how artificial intelligence will change how people work…and it’s not a bad thing.
There will always be a market for things that aren’t as perfectly-crafted as a computer would do it.
How many Amish furniture shops are around? Why would you buy from someone who crafted a piece by hand when there’s little question about whether you could actually get something of better quality that’s machine-made?
So more watching tomorrow. I 0robably should look more closely at what’s on tap.