Things I’ve found interesting January 17th 2020

Another day of things I’ve come across that I think are worth a read.

What do Brit biz consultants and X-rated cam stars have in common? Wide open… AWS S3 buckets on public internet

1,000s of UK Consultants and Firms Exposed in Huge Data Leak

Amazon backtracks on planned S3 changes that would hamper free speech activists

AWS has new tool for those leaky S3 buckets so, yeah, you might need to reconfigure a few things

Sound Transit Must Obey the Will of the People and Rename the University Street Station “Symphony”

Copy-left behind: Permissive MIT, Apache open-source licenses on the up as developers snub GNU’s GPL

FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities

Collector sues after rare $78K Pokemon card goes missing in the mail

No.3 Trainer (Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament promo)

Pokémon collectors say rare $60,000 trading card was lost in the mail

Lyft’s autonomous vehicle partner Magna is done with self-driving tech

Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide, muaha… Boffins build laser-eyed intelligent cam that sorta sees around corners

Illinois Regulators Investigating Violations of Cannabis Stockpiling Rule

“In a matter of a couple weeks, Illinois’ recreational cannabis consumers have all but depleted the state’s stock of cannabis products.”

There was a shortage of flower long before Illinois’ recreational went live. And it had nothing to do with increase of approved medical patients either. A glance of medical purchase numbers confirms that.

Illinois Medical Cannabis Shortage

This article makes no mention of Maribis = which decided to serve medical cannabis patients from the start. Do to supply issues within Illinois.

Illinois Dispensary Stops Selling Recreational Weed To Help Medical Marijuana Patients

Japan marks 25 years since earthquake in Kobe

Court orders suspension of Ikata nuclear reactor

Scientists Made a Nearly Invincible Lithium-Ion Battery

APL’s Breakthrough Flexible, Cuttable, Fireproof Lithium-Ion Battery

Graphene: the UAE-backed ‘wonder material’ scientists hope will change the world

Sweden suffers surge in bomb attacks as gang violence rises

Gwyneth Paltrow waxes philosophical on the vagaries of Goop’s vagina candle

Man who is Indiana’s oldest state employee retiring at 102

Hot and dry Australia could join the ranks of ‘climate refugees’

Japan confirms 1st case of new coronavirus

Update: Illinois’ Cresco Labs Cannabis Workers Vote to Unionize

Meet America’s Most Powerful Cannabis Union

Access to Legal Cannabis Leads to a Decline in Sleep Aid Sales

Syrian behind Peace By Chocolate becomes Canadian citizen

Native American reservations now free to legalize marijuana

An Israeli Company Is Combining Mushrooms with Marijuana to Treat Illnesses

Cannabotech combines cannabis with mushrooms

Canada Is Now Sitting on Over 400 Tons of Weed After a Year of Shortages

How to Sober Up From Weed When You’re Too High

Telling Stories via Conversations is what Instigate is all about

Instigate Demo2 – “Why Instigate?”

Instigate Demo Video – 12-12

Inside the Feds’ Battle Against Huawei

Evelyn Yang, Wife of Andrew Yang, Says She Was Assaulted by Her Gynecologist

Up to 70 cm of snow expected as ‘dangerous blizzard’ heads to Newfoundland

Ford Mustang Mach-E’s Sequential Turn Signals Spotted Live

HBO Confirms Confederate Is Officially Dead

Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca must report to prison by Feb. 5, judge rules

Lee Baca, Former Los Angeles County Sheriff, Is Ordered to Report to Prison

A second person has died from a new SARS-like virus in China

14 states sue Trump administration over food stamp rule

Tourists who damaged Machu Picchu deported and barred from Peru

Never mind Transylvania, Dracula was Irish

It is said the legendary wizard once lived in this sea cave beneath Tintagel Castle

Car-Dependency Makes City Life Too Expensive

Texas man in viral ice cream licking video pleads guilty

Jessica Mendoza just gave ESPN a new reason to dump her when she criticized the whistleblower in the Astros cheating scandal

San Francisco Giants’ Alyssa Nakken becomes first female full-time coach in MLB history

EU considers temporary ban on facial recognition in public spaces

Bay Area megaprojects fail to deliver on big housing promises

D.C. clears longtime homeless encampment near Union Station

No room on the street: D.C. orders homeless out of underpass in fast-developing neighborhood

It actually is possible to train your brain to become smarter

UK company creates knives with square tips amid record rise in stabbings

Olympic rings arrive in Tokyo Bay

Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report

Police officer arrested on drunk driving charge in Okinawa

2 alleged ringleaders of Thailand-based phone scam arrested in Japan

Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children

Pompeo under pressure over threats to Yovanovitch

Saudi Arabia paid $500 million for cost of US troops in area

Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president

11 US troops injured in Iran missile strikes on Iraqi bases: report

This ‘Final Fantasy XIV’ Interview With Yoko Taro Includes, of Course, Tofu Talk