Things I’ve found interesting January 8th 2020

Stories and news I found interesting and worth a read.

Australia fires: Misleading maps and pictures go viral

Carlos Ghosn: Japan presses for ex-Nissan boss’s extradition from Lebanon

How to travel by train – and ditch the plane

EA boots Linux gamers out of multiplayer Battlefield V, Penguinistas respond by demanding crippling boycott

Travelex being held to ransom by hackers

Tesla will protect bicyclists from “dooring” in future OTA update, notes Elon Musk

Cloudflare buys browser isolation biz S2 Systems in bid to realize Sun’s network computing vision at long last

Elizabeth Wurtzel, ‘Prozac Nation’ Author, Is Dead at 52

Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of trailblazing memoir ‘Prozac Nation,’ dies at 52

Soleimani attack: What does international law say?

Alpacas dine out on donated Christmas tree feast

Russian network used BuzzFeed’s Community site to spread false news stories

Christmas pudding sales slump in challenging festive period

Carlos Ghosn escaped with help of rogue employee – jet firm

A chatbot pulled me out of a ‘really dark place’

Denver RTD

“I’m absolutely not supportive of that”: Front Range passenger train service appears derailed on arrival at Capitol

Could killing of Iranian general help Trump get re-elected?

Puerto Rico earthquake: Punta Ventana collapses as powerful tremor hits

“Higher Speed Rail” in America. (Drawbridge Up)

Weed Dispensary Burglarized in Logan Square

1974 Norfolk & Western Railway Co. explosion

From Soviet to science fiction icon, the weird life of Isaac Asimov 100 years on

A new bullet train model will be put into service on the Tokaido Shinkansen line on July 1, in time for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games

Einstein’s Little-Known Passion Project? A Refrigerator

Gas refrigeration remained a mere curiosity, however, until the Guinness Brewing company invested in the technology around 1895.

Bushfires impact rail in New South Wales

Canada’s Legal Cannabis Is Almost Twice as Expensive as Black Market Weed

Illegal cannabis getting even cheaper, as legal gets costlier, StatsCan says

P.E.I. loses nearly $500K in first 6 months of cannabis sales Jul 08, 2019

Need to spice up your life? KFC Singapore now has the Nyonya Chicken

EA is permanently banning Linux players on Battlefield V

It’s Not Just Software: New Safety Risks Under Scrutiny on Boeing’s 737 Max

Nippon Ishin lawmaker Mikio Shimoji admits taking money in casino scandal

8 myths about pregnancy and miscarriage

To fight disinformation, we need to weaponise the truth

Brightline meets milestone of more than 1M riders in a year

OSF raises alert that leads to massive national recall of IV pumps

State panel looks for isolation room answers

Area hospitals dealing with higher flu levels

Virgin Trains expands in Florida. Will it ever reach Jacksonville?

Landing Kit for WordPress Maps Any Post or Page to a Custom Domain

Pakistan To Elon Musk: We Want A Tesla Factory

Electric shocks from stick-on patch could ‘cure premature ejaculation’

CURE Can’t come too soon ‘Smart’ drug used by students to stay awake can help men to last longer

Premature ejaculation could be cured with a new stick-on patch which helps men last longer in bed

FBI asks Apple to help unlock iPhones belonging to alleged Pensacola shooter

Kioxia suffers flash fab fire – foundry makes 3-4% of world’s NAND memory

A fire has broken out at a chip factory operated by Western Digital’s NAND memory partner Kioxia

Microsoft: RDP brute-force attacks last 2-3 days on average

This password-stealing malware just got updated with new tactics to help it hide better

TikTok fixes security flaws that could have let hackers manipulate accounts, access personal data

Disk-wiping malware, phishing and espionage: How Iran’s cyber attack capabilities stack up

Sonos sues Google for patent infringement

Sonos, Squeezed by the Tech Giants, Sues Google

Some call it the entourage effect: THC achieves its full effects only when it rolls with a crew of other compounds.

Please Stop Sending Terrifying Alerts to My Cell Phone

One Doctor’s Answer to Drug Deaths: Opioid Vending Machines

Hallmark Cards will cut 400 jobs

Perdue Farms’ new meat-packing foam dissolves in your sink

Jussie Smollett not returning to ‘Empire’ after alleged hate-crime hoax

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