✈The Drones are Raining, Diary AI, and the Jupe
Fancy an ADU?
Greetings! Here we are in August - Can you believe it?
It’s been a crazy last week of July, with the return of Gawker - maybe I should try pitching a fun article to them. Hmmmm. Hopefully, they write lots of bizarre internet culture articles like they used to.
Shkreli’s Wu-Tang album got sold by the Justice Dept to an unknown buyer. Are we ever gonna get to hear it? If you stop and think about it, that thing is like the original NFT.
Did you get in on the Nothing.tech drop? I thought about buying them . . . I might with the second drop.
To be honest, these mini Skullcandy earbuds are tempting merely because of their tiny size, price, and keychain friendliness.
Have you ever thought about how weird our conception of family pictures will be - oh - in about a decade. All of millennials life will be on display for the kids to see. It’s gonna be weird.
Anyway, now that I’ve made you think about how weird that’s gonna be - let’s hope into today’s topics shall we?
Here’s some synthwave vibes while you read.
✈The Drones Are Raining
There’s a conspiracy that the gov’mt can control the weather. Who knows? Perhaps they even have lightning weapons. What I do know is that the government of Dubai is seeding clouds with Drones.
That’s right, they’re making it RAIN.
The country’s new cloud drone technology, developed with researchers in the UK, works because small water droplets within a cloud that get hit with an electrical charge will be more likely to merge “through electrostatic forces” and turn into raindrops,” one researcher told Arab News. (Source)
Basically, the drones shoot laser beams to make rain
These drones are designed to target certain clouds and use electrical discharges via concentrated lasers to forcibly pool water droplets in the air, thus triggering desired rainfall. With the equivalent of an atmospheric cattle prod, Dubai has achieved just that — depicted in several videos posted to Instagram — electrocuting the air into rain. (Source)
Pretty wild if you ask me! Personally, I’m waiting for the snow drones to come out.
The idea of artificially making clouds rain has been around for a while. In fact, here’s a link to an article from the 50’s about using Silver Iodide - another method for rain making.
There’s even companies that make Silver Iodide flares to encourage rain. This one - Ice Flares - sells plane racks and rocket launchers.
That’s right. Rain Makin Rocket launchers. Here’s a picture of one.
Farmer 1: “We need rain for the Apple Orchards. The wells won’t be able to handle this insanely hot weather.”
Farmer 2: "Prepare the Rocket Launchers.”
Go check out the website! It took a bit of digging through weather modification keywords to find a real vendor, haha. It looks like they’re still in operation, despite not having an SSL certificate set up.
Have you ever wanted to create a diary or journal, but find the experience of writing rather boring?
What if you could set it to AI generated music?
It’s not an idea that I would have ever thought of, but now that I’ve discovered this wonderful site, I feel like I want to write more.
The really neat part is how it will replay whatever you type - and set piano chords to it.
Here, I made a fun little Monday Morning message that you can play back.
I’m not sure why, but the combination of the minimalist text, the peaceful tree, and the background piano music heightens the experience of writing a journal.
It would be a lot of fun to write journals in this over the long term, and then play back each day at the end of a month.
What are you waiting for? Go set some posts to music!
If you need a extra bedroom in the backyard, you’re in luck! The Jupe is a really cool ADU (accessory dwelling unit) that you can place right in your backyard.
Jupe is a dwelling unit inspired by the stars, designed for new frontiers beyond the city and off the grid. It isn’t just a quick place to stay. It’s a gateway to the outside world. (Source)
Basically, it’s a giant industrial grade permanent tent, but designed for permanence. For the small price of $20K you could start renting this out in your backyard - or hide one off the grid somewhere. Have apocalypse tent, will travel.
The futuristic vibes are strong with this one . . . .
Heck, I could see someone creating a campground with these - with communal access to some restrooms or something.
You can even add extras like a solar panel grid, porch, and some other accessories.
Here’s another shot - wouldn’t it be awesome staying in this under the stars for a few nights?
Go check out the Jupe at the link!
🐙The Land of Random
Yup, random links for youuuu.
The Secret Garden
This interesting little site has some hidden sounds and effects. Fascinating website design!
Is This a Matrix?
This bizarre matrix meme website . . . I’m not really sure what to say about it.
This Dead Space style game looks terrifying
Need to generate a waifu? Um, well, you’ve come to the right place.
Spilling The Beans
Go behind the curtain on this bizarre startup. all thanks to an expired NDA.
The Alexa Coffee Pot
How has this not existed already?
This really neat WIndows 95 style site has its very own community. There’s a lot of attention of detail!
🎶Tiktoks You Can’t Miss
Grind that pizza
That’s one way to end a road rage encounter
LOL, but that’s probably true, right?
Who controls the TV’s? What do they consume?
Brb, on my way to New Jersey. See ya soon
My brain definitely broke processing this
Ain’t no way the fish can see through this
That’s all for this week! See you next time. :)