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    Elite army cadets screw up every now and then ...

    This weekend, under cover of darkness, the cadets did apprehend a goat named Bill—but it was the retired 35th Bill, not the incumbent 37th Bill. The older goat was described by the Times as “an arthritic, 14-year-old retiree with only one horn.” Bill the 35th was sheepishly returned on Monday
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/army-c...vy-mascot-raid
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    Biden pardons two turkeys

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    eSwatini is spelt eSwatini not

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    o-micron is a lower case o and o-mega is an upper case O ...

    (Was wondering what happened to Omega in the mutant naming scheme..)

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    Whitewashing ones house might mean something else ..

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/real...-up/ar-AARwbJG

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    And... everybody loves Kung Fu fighting..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8XotghDb3c

    Should have this for background music..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmfudW7rbG0

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    o-micron is a lower case o and o-mega is an upper case O ...

    (Was wondering what happened to Omega in the mutant naming scheme..)
    Pedant alert on!
    Omicron in Greek is the short "o" sound and looks like the Latin alphabet o/O.
    Omega (long "o"/ "oo" is a separate letter and is the final one in the Greek alphabet:ω/Ω.
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    Smart homes have problems when there are outages. No, seriously I learnt that - always assumed that there are local overrides available for all these appliances / locks etc.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/othe...all/ar-AARAEZv

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Smart homes have problems when there are outages. No, seriously I learnt that - always assumed that there are local overrides available for all these appliances / locks etc.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/othe...all/ar-AARAEZv
    Roll on the next Carrington Event ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Smart homes have problems when there are outages. No, seriously I learnt that - always assumed that there are local overrides available for all these appliances / locks etc.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/othe...all/ar-AARAEZv
    The S in IoT stands for both Smart, and Security.

    Also remember reading several years ago that Korean 'smart' door locks are generally made without provision for a physical override key. Seems like that's the preference of the domestic market for some unfathomable reason. I'm not sure if the Samsung and LG locks in HK follow this design approach.

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