Category: Links

iOS 10: Wishes and Concept Video →

From MacStories:

For the past few months, I’ve been collaborating with Sam Beckett (author of a fantastic Control Center concept we linked to a while back) to visualize my iOS 10 wishes with a professional concept video and static mockups. Sam and I discussed my ideas for a couple of months, and he was able to visualize what I would like to have in iOS 10 – both for the iPhone and iPad – with a style and attention to detail I’m extremely happy with.

This is pretty cool.

From a post on Reddit:

Here I will seek to establish that Jar Jar Binks, far from being simply the bumbling idiot he portrays himself as, is in fact a highly skilled force user in terms of martial ability and mind control.

Furthermore, I assert that he was not, as many people assume, just an unwitting political tool manipulated by Palpatine– rather, he and Palpatine were likely in collaboration from the very beginning, and it’s entirely possible that Palpatine was a subordinate underling to Binks throughout both trilogies.

And finally, given the above, I will conclude with an argument as to why I believe it is not only possible, but plausible that Jar Jar will make a profound impact on the upcoming movies, and what his role may be.

If you’re into Star Wars at all, go read the entire post. The theory laid out is kind of bananas (ok, a lot bananas), but it’s also fascinating and makes some sense. I’M SO CONFLICTED.

Note: I meant to post this a while ago when I first saw it, but I forgot until a conversation I saw on Twitter this morning made me think of it.

From MacRumors:

A growing number of users on the Apple Support Communities, MacRumors discussion forums and social media have reported issues with the iPad Pro becoming unresponsive after being charged for a lengthy amount of time, forcing affected users to perform a hard restart to turn the device back on.

Count me among them. This happened to me twice on Saturday. Hopefully whatever the issue is can be fixed with a software update.

Update: Installing the 9.2 beta (currently beta 3) seems to have fixed this for me–at least for now.

Only in Portland… →

Via the Portland Police:

Delivery Truck Containing Tofu and Organic Drinks Stolen in Southeast Portland’s Richmond Neighborhood

This may be the most “Portland” theft ever.

We’re doomed! →

From the New Yorker:

Kenneth Murphy, who directs FEMA’s Region X, the division responsible for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska, says, “Our operating assumption is that everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.”

Sounds like fun.

Well, shit…

As you may or may not have heard the Supersuckers have had to cancel their upcoming European tour due to unforeseen issues. Not ones to keep you good people of impeccable taste in the dark, we’d like you to hear it from us first.

Our lead singer, bass playing madman, Eddie Spaghetti, has been diagnosed with stage 3 oropharynx cancer and will undergo surgery and radiation treatments this summer.

All good vibes, juju, well wishes and donations accepted.

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