Lumpy’s Links for 2017-01-08

Lumpy’s Links for 2017-01-08

Welcome to the new year and my first issue of my links for 2017.

Due to my most recent change of schedule, I am going to start publishing this on Sundays and not Fridays. It shall be that way at least till February. Then we shall have to see what schedule I have from there. This is being done so I actually have the time to put out better quality material.

The categories are (click on the category to jump right to it):

  • Ludicrous – Funny, odd, strange, bizarre or humorous
  • Useful – Software, references, lists, etc.,
  • Music – Music, music tech, music videos and album releases
  • Photos – Pictures, drawings, animation and videos
  • Yours – Something from email or social media
  • Science – Anything science or technology related

Extra stuff is tossed into the Leftovers


Your Tweet with Bernie on The Senate Floor

I am sure you have all heard of Bernie Sanders speaking on the Senate floor with a tweet of President-Elect Trump as a prop. Time has an article about how quickly it became an Internet copy-cat game. Thanks to anyone can get there tweet in the copy cat game. (Kudos to Boing! Boing! and Anil Dash for the original find.)

I Rank this One 5 Dunce Caps

It was a toss up as to whether to put this under “Yours” or here.

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Hacking is so common now that it is barely news. However, just because it is not the new thing, we should still be concerned. is a site worth bookmarking and visiting from time to time. Put in your username and/or email and see if you are at risk.

DIY Polarizing Filter

I wish I would have found out about this before I ditched my last broken LCD monitor. Lifehacker reports that you can make a polarizer from old LCD displays.
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I know it is still early but the best artist I have heard this year is Pseudonym. Check out my review at

Full Trunk

Also reviewed this week, from Israel, Full Trunk.

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Astronomy on Pinterest

Somebody mentioned that they like the astronomy photos I share. With that in mind, I created a board on Pinterest. There are only two photos in it from this week but follow it for more if you with. Also, I have mentioned it before, subscribe to the NASA APOD which is short for astronomy picture of the day.

My Drone

I thought I would share a photo of my new toy.


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In the near future, I am going to publish an editorial about why so many are fooled by fake news in this post-truth era. Both of these tweeps show how, in many ways, there now is a phenonmenon that works much like The Minestry of Truth. Rewrite the new often enough and the masses believe it.

Tweet One – The N Word from CEO of Yahoo Finance

I dare not post the images unedited. First, I noticed the tweet in the story below, I scrolled back through Tweetdeck lists to see what the stink was and @thetomzone cleared up the mystery.


What is She Tweeting About?

I don’t even recall which of my many lists I saw this on but @KAlexisWrite had me wondering why the reference to @YahooFinance?

This is what happens when our news source have morphed into The Minestry of Truth.


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Autonomous Ships

Whether you like the idea of self-driving cars, trucks and more, it seems that it is a certainty in our future. According to an article at Robohub We may see robotic ships as early as 2035. The article also mentions that it should not cause a loss of jobs because maritime jobs are expected to drop and, more importantly, 70% of ship accidents are attributed to human error.

This Year in Science

These are just ones I recalled off the top of my head.

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Virtual Anatomy

Using HoloLens technology, Case Western Reserve University is going to start teaching medical students anatomy virtually.

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