I do not pack for a camping trip in the same way that most people pack for a camping trip.
I pack like Tom Haverford in Parks and Recreation (Season 3 Episode 8) and Richard Ayoade in Gadget Man (Series 2 Episode 1).
…articles. I don’t have a self-driving car yet. I like to learn about self-driving cars, and I share relevant articles, photos, and videos in my self-driving cars Google+ collection. If you come across something that I might have missed, please send it to me! I’m more likely to share actual announcements and less likely to share speculation, but I like to read almost anything about the subject.
A la la la la bamba
New Horizons is currently checking out Pluto and my name is on board. Today, I read that in 2005, you could give NASA your name and they’d burn it on a CD and attach it to the New Horizons probe. It sounded like something I would do. It turns out, it’s something that I did.
By the way, I’m currently reading The Martian. I hadn’t read science fiction in a while, and I’m really enjoying the book. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie in October.
Please enjoy a few of my mondegreens followed by the actual lyrics.
Time steals the limit, oh yeah!
Signed, sealed delivered, I’m yours!
Everybody wants to be with you
Everybody wants to rule the world
Baby! To me you’re gonna need a dictionary I can’t deny
Baby! To me you’re like a growing addiction that I can’t deny
Today while walking after picking up lunch, I spotted a Tesla Model S in a parking lot. This is not an unusual sight in Mountain View. What did grab my attention, however, was I saw something, a yellow box if I remember correctly, sticking out of the dashboard as I walked by. Curious, I walked up to the driver’s side window and looked in. It was a big red industrial-looking button that’s universally recognized as “emergency stop.” It was labeled “DRIVE UNIT STOP.” I assume that what I saw was an Autopilot test car, as the button reminded me of what’s in Google’s self-driving cars. I was surprised that Google’s installation of the button had a more integrated aesthetic. Other than the button, the rest of the car looked normal to me as I continued along my way. I get to see some pretty neat stuff in the Bay Area.