Sunday Randomness

More notes than posts….this virus thing has made notes useless these days…..so those notes were not taken in vain…….

One of those rovers we have investigating Mars has been broken for awhile…..but NASA has come up with a unique solution…..

NASA’s InSight lander, which is currently on the surface of Mars, has faced some unexpected problems during its mission to explore and study the planet.

Namely, a digging probe that was built to burrow beneath the surface like a jackhammer got stuck because Mars’ soil is clumpier than scientists expected, Popular Science reports.

After a few failed attempts to get it out, NASA had to get a bit creative. Ultimately, it freed the probe up by giving it a solid thwack with InSight’s shovel.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/nasa-mars-lander-hit-itself-shovel

The US has a really weak Broadband system…..and this pandemic has exposed the problems…..

In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, students and workers alike are staying home and doing what they can remotely. But in America, many regions don’t have affordable or high quality broadband service, if they have it at all.

The result is that many are finding themselves cut off at a time when access to new information about the coronavirus is crucial, CNET reports. The problem is bringing to light critical societal inequalities that could have a serious impact on kids’ access to an education.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/america-flimsy-broadband-workers-schoolchildren-isolated

A story about a virus challenge for You Tubers…..remember the ice bucket challenge?……Or the teaspoon of cinnamon challenge?  This is far worse and far more ignorant.

In times of a viral outbreak, why not make a viral video? That was the thought process of TikTok user Ava Louise, who once appeared on Dr. Phil’s show as a rebellious teen and confessed, “I want to have purpose and meaning.” The self-proclaimed Instagram influencer tried to give herself just that by making a TikTok video showing her licking an airplane toilet seat, with the words “coronavirus challenge” overlaying the clip. “Please RT this so people can know how to properly be sanitary on the airplane,” Louise posted. As of Wednesday, the video had more than 460,000 views on Twitter. Per Louise herself, she’d hoped the TikTok would catch on. “I’m looking for a record deal and a reality show about my messy life,” she tells People, which notes she’d posted inflammatory tweets about the virus previously, including one that read “coronavirus is for poor people and poor people only.”

Many weren’t happy with Louise’s stunt. “Put her ass in jail!” tweeted The View‘s Meghan McCain—to which Louise responded with an Instagram post showing her posing in a bikini, noting, “Meghan McCain could NEVER.” Business Insider—which notes Louise said she created the video to “trick boomers into giving her attention,” thanking media outlets for calling attention to it all—reports on a follow-up video by Louise that went up after the TikTok. In it, the 21-year-old, who says she’s a public relations major at Rutgers University, drinks a White Claw and reads from a scripted response, per Heavy.com. “You’re all so f—king stupid,” she says. “There’s a reason coronavirus is taking out people over 50, because you’re all idiots who ruined our country … Darwinism’s doing its job by knocking you out with this virus.” Response from the internet? “I’m sure her parents are proud,” tweets one observer.

Social media has turned this country into a pack of stupid, ignorant morons that will do stuff that will help this society go down the toilet…..and none of the young sees just how destructive this is……until it is too late then then all they can say is…”my bad”.

I weep for this nation in the coming years.

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She is bored waiting….

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