Links and Notes - Mon, Feb 10, 2020

9:49 a.m.

Overcast morning. We still have two to three inches of snow cover. We received maybe an inch of snowfall, if that, late yesterday afternoon and early yesterday evening. Then the temps warmed and the new snow melted, at least on the sidewalks and side streets. Drizzle fell early this morning.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Feb 10, 2020 8:52 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 36 F
Humidity : 85%
Wind Speed : NW 6 mph
Barometer : 30.06 in
Dewpoint: 32 F
Visibility : 7.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 31 F

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Feb 10, 2020 8:53 am EST
Weather : Fog/Mist
Temperature : 36 F
Humidity : 96%
Wind Speed : WNW 6 mph
Barometer : 30.07 in
Dewpoint: 35 F
Visibility : 4.00 statute miles
Wind Chill : 31 F

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
Feb 10, 2020 9:35 am EST
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 36 F
Humidity : 85%
Wind Speed : Calm
Barometer : 30.07 in
Dewpoint: 32 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: Feb 10, 2020 6:37 am

Today: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 37. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 29. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. West wind 5 to 14 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. West wind 7 to 14 mph.

Wednesday: A chance of snow showers after noon, mixing with rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday Night: Snow showers. Low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 18.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 9.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 34.

Saturday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 30.

Sunday: A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Links

https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/warmest-winter-in-us-history-so-far?cm_ven=hp-slot-1

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/09/us/politics/iowa-democratic-caucuses.html

The Latest: Warren forgets she's in New Hampshire
https://apnews.com/d30d0e46d9e7413d471410cfefee1d22

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/pete-buttigieg-calls-deficit-reduction-swiping-bernie-sanders-n1133206

The media's white-washing of Bloomberg's billionaire dollar attempt to buy an election.

Behind the scenes of Michael Bloomberg's “be boring” campaign
https://www.axios.com/michael-bloomberg-campaign-inside-0a439b0b-bd18-4951-991f-dc4983244366.html

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/10/trump-dream-scenario-dem-disarray-2020-112946

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/centrist-voters-cut-biden-out-of-the-picture

"Joe Biden Just Called a Woman at One of His Events a “Lying, Dog-Faced Pony Soldier.” What?"
https://slate.com/culture/2020/02/joe-biden-dog-faced-pony-soldier-john-wayne-tyrone-power.html

https://www.memeorandum.com/200209/p70#a200209p70

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-biden-lying-dog-faced-pony-soldier_n_5e40d0cdc5b6f1f57f14158e

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/biden-jokingly-calls-new-hampshire-voter-lying-dog-faced-pony-n1133246

"Biden jokingly calls voter who asked about Iowa a ‘lying dog-faced pony soldier’"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-jokingly-calls-voter-who-asked-about-iowa-a-lying-dog-faced-pony-soldier/2020/02/09/9e8da478-4b75-11ea-9b5c-eac5b16dafaa_story.html


What a shock. Another absurd take by Sullivan. Jeesh.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/journalists-shouldnt-make-political-predictions-i-learned-this-lesson-the-hard-way/2020/02/07/cea0434e-49bf-11ea-bdbf-1dfb23249293_story.html

If a candidate has an 80 percent chance of winning a race, no one should be surprised if he or she loses.

Huh? Someone losing with an 80 percent chance of winning is nearly the definition of surprise. Questions would be asked, such how did this happen? How was the polling or the prediction so inaccurate?

In the spring of 2016, 538 predicted that Hillary would have a 90 or 95 percent chance of winning the Michigan primary, but Bernie won it. That was a stunning result.

If we should be surprises, per Sullivan, then any media org trotting out such predictions should be mistrusted for ALL of their political reporting. No reason exists for 538 to exist. I infer from Sullivan's claim that 538 is a destructive misinformation website.


digital success at the ny times means nothing for local media.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/commentisfree/2020/feb/09/the-new-york-timess-success-lays-bare-the-medias-disastrous-state


works for local media?

https://www.poynter.org/tech-tools/2020/journalists-never-write-about-shhh-yes-they-do-and-this-tool-can-show-you/


https://www.newsweek.com/amy-klobuchar-third-place-new-hampshire-poll-surge-abc-news-debate-1486472

Lycos is still around and its search is pretty good (lycos.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22272844

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615163/a-dark-web-tycoon-pleads-guilty-but-how-was-he-caught/

The Website Obesity Crisis (2015) (idlewords.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22283344

https://sfconservancy.org/

https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/feb/10/fosdemwrap2020/

Web Design: The First 100 Years (2014) (idlewords.com)
https://idlewords.com/talks/web_design_first_100_years.htm
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22281801

believe it when i see the launch, at least.
A moon landing in 2024? NASA says it'll happen (wclk.com)
https://www.wclk.com/post/moon-landing-2024-nasa-says-itll-happen-others-say-no-way
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22284358

https://www.wclk.com/post/moon-landing-2024-nasa-says-itll-happen-others-say-no-way


Hilariously absurd and hypocritical:

From the Protocol email newsletter today:

Elon Musk tweeted his disdain
(https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1226132778967687170) for
the big blue app:
"#DeleteFacebook It's lame"

Uh, okay. Use the cesspool of the internet to tell others not to use Facebook.

I cannot read the tweet, nor anything considered to be social media, since I added domains to my /etc/hosts file from:

https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts

My /etc/hosts file contains over 80,000 entries.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/08/us/politics/nevada-caucus-app.html