Warzel is one of my favorite tech culture reporters. He captures Musk’s stance perfectly by quoting Frank Wilhoit:
The base for my BL102-2 handset recently died due to a power surge. Got a new one because I already had multiple handsets. Then I’m sitting there trying to figure out how to register the handset with the new base. When you have the base the handset is currently registered to it’s easy, there’s a menu option on the base. Without the base it’s, well, easy … if you can find the info.
For my own reference here’s the process:
- press the [Menu] button, enter *7890#, press [Menu] again
- you’re now in the system menu for the handset
- scroll up twice to “REGISTER CLR” and press [Menu]
- You should see a confirmation message, press [Menu] one last time.
Info found in the Q/A for the BL102-3 on Amazon.
I was looking for a way to auto-generate some version information for a project. I didn’t even know git had this functionality!
And as the recent #gamergate saga confirmed, thereâ€™s no lack of angry, alienated young men begging for stories that put them at the centre of a fictional universe.
Quite a nice shot at the #gamergate crowd from an otherwise unrelated post.
The standard guess on Marvin might best be summed up by a writer friend of mine who said, â€œHe looks like he came out of nowhere. He had no father, no mother, just spawned out there in some gulch and has spent his whole life hating the world that vomited him up.â€ Marvin would love that, for heâ€™s worked hard to create his image. People donâ€™t come over in bars with a glad hand and ruin his lunch. The reason is simple: theyâ€™re afraid if they do, heâ€™ll kill them.