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  • 4:18 pm on February 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Our office in Los Angeles was a residential/commercial mixed zoned space with office on the first floor and residential rooms upstairs, and I used to live in one of the rooms back in 2007. One day, I woke up around 7am on a Saturday with a police’s gun fairly close to my head (I don’t remember the exact details, but at least the officer’s gun was drawn out). He said that there was a 911 call from this location that had immediately got hung up, so he was surveying the area. I believe at the end there was nothing going on, so the police left. This kept happening about 3-4 times a year for the next 2-3 years. Once, the police arrived while our parking gates were locked and one of the people staying over was chilling in a chair in the parking lot, and he pointed the gun at her saying open the gates or something but she barely spoke any English. That incident felt particularly dangerous to us – she could have been shot if any misunderstandings flared up.

    We tried to figure out what the heck was going on, but the closest people’s conclusions got to was that there was a poor phone wiring job and a landline call was triggering the wrong spot. Which begs the question – was a real 911 call happening elsewhere? And did those people turn up okay?

    Eventually, the building was demolished for a new one, so we never got to know what the heck was wrong.

    This 911 location story just brought out the memories of that.

  • 12:17 pm on February 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    When I read that Falcon Heavy reuses its main boosters to save costs, I thought they just dropped to an ocean location to get picked up and repaired. Then I saw the footage a week later – holy shit the rockets descend back to a pre-painted landing zone circle vertically? It’s hard enough to keep those things standing still, but you manage to land them like nothing as if it was a VTOL? Wow. Wow. It’s so ridiculous I can’t stop laughing.

    Falcon Heavy Test Flight

    Watch this video on YouTube.
  • 7:18 pm on February 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    meeting mom again gives me insights into my management style. i’ve been nagged into doing things to oblivion at home. may explain why i’m very hesitant to nag others to meet their deadlines and check-in on project progress, etc.

  • 4:46 pm on February 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Im going to write a letter to Kim Jong-eun asking him to nuke Las Vegas first. So much stupid shit.

    Im so gratefull for my current life, and all the daily experiences i get, where i dont have to deal with this garbage on a daily basis.

    Lets all make a $20 donation to poor children of Nevada.

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