The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files, #1) by Charles Stross
It's a well known fact that whenever you go on holiday your home town experiences once-in-a-generation levels of good weather while you sit inside with increasingly insane children watching unseasonably torrential rain.
As this is a universal experience it has to be more than bad luck.
Every time anyone takes a vacation a parallel universe must be created where the traveler inflicts stormy weather on one branch and summer continues as normal on the other.
Tags: random, quantum, weather
I tore into Hulu last year for the miserable user experience, dreary ads and vanishing content.
Back then I estimated that Hulu could ditch the ads for another $6 a month. TechCrunch is reporting today (via the Wall Street Journal) that Hulu is considering an ad free tier for $12-$14 a month. $14 would be a $6 bump over current pricing. If they can fix the UX as well I'll be back in. And I still want my OTT TiVo.
I think that makes it a planet again...
Pinnacles is the newest National Park which features various hikes to Talus Caves (formed by rockfalls into a valley) which are fun to scramble through as long as you don't think about the formation process while you do it.
Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Team Up To Launch WebAssembly, A New Binary Format For The Web
Finally! Maybe, in a few years...