I had occasion to review one of my posts from three years ago. The TL;DR is that an idiot architect “designed” a “global cooling tower” to save the planet from global warming. The best case scenario — should someone find the magic unobtainium to build it — would be to render the planet uninhabitable for anything above bacteria. The idiot — Paolo Venturella — demanded that I delete the criticism. I said no.
The original web site, www.paoloventurella.it is gone, so I assume some village in Italy missed its idiot and took Paolo home.
But the global cooling skyscraper lives on here.
Looking at that page, I noticed an image I don’t recall from the original. Maybe it was there, but I was so befuddled by the overall dumbassery that that I missed it.
An artist rendering of the view of the doomsday monstrosity from… Mir. Remember, this was published in 2016.
Mir was deorbited in 2001. It was in the news. And somewhat noticeable if you were near the reentry track.
I did a little searching to see what little Paolo is up to these days, and didn’t spot anything since the global extermination project, so I guess he has proper supervision now. I did turn up some of his earlier…. work.
The “Flex Tower.
“Engineering” such a thing aside, I wonder what occupants of neighboring buildings would think of that thing wobbling around and over them.
This is a little more sane structurally; a solar-powered market. But…
… someone should have explained to the guy that PVC panels work best when angled towards the sun. A 360 degree array on vertical and horizontal panels aren’t going to collect much energy. And the ones facing away from the sun? Yeah; right.
Hopefully, Paolo’s current caretaker can keep him distracted with Legos.
I was checking the spam folder this morning. Ocaasionally a legit comment gets flagged, so I glance over them before deleting just to be safe. This time I spotted one with coherent text, the content of which actually matched the URL.
That was intriguing enough that I opened a safe window and went to the site, to see if they were “selling” what I thought.
That’s funny. No idea if he’s a pure scammer, or actually selling a $47 PDF telling folks to buy an RJ-11 plug and a blocking diode. If he is, it’s going to cost his suckers a lot more than $47 when The Phone Company hits them with repair charges when they draw down the sealing current. If TPC really wants to make an example of one, they can even go with federal felony charges for interfering with a common carrier.
Aside from some personal experience when a cheap, temporary phone shorted, I’ve actually worked for TPC. Let me tell you how it’s going to go if you try to pull $47 worth of electricity from the phone line.
- The POTS port at the switch is going to die. No more electricity.
- An outside tech is going to appear at your door, to check if you installed one of these or if you have a malfed phone (like I did).
- The tech is going to pull that out of the jack and tell you not to do it again.
- Your next phone bill will include charges for the customer prem dispatch, and for the CO repair (parts & labor).
If you’re stupid enough to do it again, the above will repeat, except they’ll leave your service turned off. And as mentioned above they can file a criminal complaint. Even if you don’t go to Club Med, you’ll be dealing with attorney fees, fines, and other legal expenses. Individual states generally have applicable laws under which you can be charged, ranging from vandalism to theft of services.
I think you’d find that was the most expensive electricity you ever bought.
I am tempted to forward the link to Ocasio-Cortez, since she’s probably stupidly crazy enough to believe the phone company magically creates free electricity that doesn’t come from the power company.
I thought lefties hated GMO.
China clones monkeys and deliberately edits genes to make them mentally ill
Welfare concerns have been expressed after the genetically identical macaques showed signs of depression, reduced sleep and “schizophrenia-like behaviours”.
That explains a lot.
What the hell…
That’s either a really good photoshop, or someone sacrificed a slide for the joke. Hopefully, it was a damaged slide and someone said, “Hey, I know what we can do with this.”
Yes, I’m still chuckling.