Have a look at news and other stories I found interesting today.
Was Bitcoin Created by This International Drug Dealer? Maybe!
The search for Satoshi Nakamoto has led down many rabbit holes. I went down another: the case of global criminal mastermind Paul LeRoux.
A baby gorilla is born at L.A. Zoo, the first in over 20 years
Cuban tourism sector braces for further drop in U.S. visitors
Garneau promotes ‘Don’t text and drive’ campaign in memory of Australian cyclist
Safercar National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Tesla Sudden Unintended Acceleration Date Investigation Opened: JAN 13, 2020
Tesla Cybertruck is ‘incredibly cheap’ to bring to production, says manufacturing expert
Tesla, SpaceX confirm Model X will be official ride of astronauts
Tesla Model X splits in half after blindsided by Nissan GT-R, Tesla driver walks away unscathed
This is not first instance of a Tesla vehicle in a crash splitting in half. My memory is that they stated they would look into reinforcing things to try and prevent this in future crashes after first incident years ago.
From looks of photos – it’s a good thing there were no backseat passengers.
How a Kaggle Grandmaster cheated in $25,000 AI contest with hidden code – and was fired from dream SV job
NHTSA Tesla Model X crash test videos highlight safety-first design
Posted on June 13, 2017
Tesla Model X saves family and pet after being struck at an intersection
Ministers launch financial wellbeing scheme to help savers
Resolution supporting retirement of three coal-fired CWLP plants emerges
Four die as storm sweeps across Spain
Nishiki carp is becoming a popular status symbol among the wealthy in Asian and western countries
Royal Caribbean cruise line says Indiana grandfather leaned out window, so he knew it was open before his granddaughter’s fall
Royal Caribbean MS Vision of the Seas docked loading Pier 66 Seattle July 27, 2010
Royal Caribbean blames ‘reckless’ grandfather in Chloe Wiegand’s death
Dozens of doughnuts spill onto roadway, and video shows Wheaton cops shoveling ’em up
Women suing Riot Games may deserve $400 million, not $10 million, state regulator says
Follow the Red Brick Road: Baltic Gothic Architecture
How to Make Homemade Ramen Noodles
L.A. announced more ‘sensitive’ cleanups for homeless camps. Now it’s taking a harder line
Weeks into legal cannabis, some south suburban police departments have ‘more questions than answers’ on enforcement
Recreational cannabis is legal in Illinois, but applications for medical marijuana cards are up. Here’s why.
Make 2020 the Year of Less Sugar
High school students in Palos Heights tried to get a vacant Dominick’s store redeveloped. Instead, they’re getting a lesson in corporate gamesmanship
Chinese coronavirus outbreak has reached U.S. shores, CDC says
O’Hare to begin screening passengers from Wuhan, China, as deadly coronavirus reaches US
Screening measures initiated at Vancouver airport for China coronavirus outbreak
Trump says he hates corruption. But he wants to make bribery easier worldwide
De Niro calls out ‘blatant abuse of power’ in SAG acceptance speech
Lord Mayor of London
Legal cannabis recreational sales at Illinois Supply and Provisions ( formerly HCI ) are causing downtown parking headaches
Springfield City Council approves on-site consumption for downtown dispensary
MLB Will No Longer Drug Test Baseball Players for cannabis
WinWorld: online museum of vintage, abandoned, and pre-release software
My 13-Year-Old Son Wants Me to Buy Him a Sex Toy Should I?
Robberies up sharply in Chicago’s swanky Near North Side, raising residents’ concerns
Marijuana arrests in Chicago’s largest suburbs dropped sharply in the years leading up to legal weed
Joliet officer faces drunken driving charge after Berwyn officer who was her passenger dies in I-55 crash
Medline Industries in Waukegan forced to temporarily close as it works to meet new ethylene oxide rules
Illinois secretary of state’s office blames programming error for registering more than 500 voters who said they weren’t citizens
New Taco Bell manager salary: $100K a year. The fast-food chain says it’s ‘testing’ that pay level at some restaurants
Malaysia sends back trash, says it won’t be the ‘rubbish dump of the world’
Magnitude 3.6 earthquake in Granada Hills shakes up L.A. region
Psychologist who waterboarded self-proclaimed 9/11 plotter says, ‘I would do it again
L.A. County supervisors approve subpoena authority in power struggle with sheriff
Deputy gangs have survived decades of lawsuits and probes. Can the FBI stop them?
Saudi crown prince sent Jeff Bezos a video file. Bezos’ phone was soon gushing data
Texas Republican Party Officially Endorses Cannabis Decriminalization
Texas GOP Signals New Era on Marijuana at State Convention
Calls for unity amid political discord mark St. Louis observance of MLK Day
If Russia Hacked Burisma, Brace for the Leaks to Follow
‘The streets are more alive’: Ghent readers on a car-free city centre
Electric Bike Bicycles Electric Foldable Recumbent Tricycle Motocross Bikes Scooters
E-bike brands look to powersport dealers to reach dirt bike enthusiasts — and more
Park Service disbands e-bike advisory group over secret lobbying concerns
Advocacy group: Delay in bill signing discriminatory against New York City delivery workers
Experts: Wagyu gene is intellectual property
Trump administration planning to crack down on ‘birth tourism’
I wrote about the 100-year struggle to quit sugar and why brands are still so addicted to the white stuff
Microsoft discovers new sLoad 2.0 (Starslord) malware
sLoad malware gangs makes a comeback after having operations exposed last month.
Multi-stage downloader Trojan sLoad abuses BITS almost exclusively for malicious activities – Microsoft Security
In enterprise attack wave, NetWire Trojan now buries itself in disk image files
Enterprise companies are being targeted by a business email scam harnessing the Trojan.
Amazon brings AWS Outposts to 7 new regions
Sonos won’t update its oldest speakers anymore
This puffer jacket shuns down. Instead it’s filled with flowers