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Out of the Blue

Happy Lunar New Year, as today begins the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. Specifically this is the Year of the Metal Rat, which means it's in danger of having its head bitten off by Ozzy Osbourne. So there, happy new year!

But as you have probably guessed, I fear that for the next few weeks I'll still be writing Year of the Pig on my checks.

Obituary: Samasource CEO Leila Janah passes away at 37.
Obituary: Clayton Christensen, author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” has passed away at age 67.

Running Gag Links: Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.
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Robotic gripper uses acoustic levitation for contact-free manipulation. Thanks Max.
Brain burnout. Thanks Max.
Images: Welcome to Canada. This is this morning.
Media: Talking to a hacker in PUBG - Cheater. NSFW.
Albatross-Live at the Hollywood Bowl: RIP Terry Jones.
Franzl Lang - Full of Lust for Life. No Trololo Song, but close.