Things I’ve found interesting February 14th 2020

My list of interesting things for Valentine’s Day 2020. First I’ll be spending alone by myself in about 21 years.

Valentine’s Day

Greta Thunberg mural plan falls to threats of vandalism and boycott in Bismarck, N.D.

Hong Kong’s protest art shifts from street clashes to virus panic. But the leaders remain the villains.

The Tesla Model Y is perfectly timed for Europe’s crossover market growth

Tesla announces $2 billion capital raise right after Elon Musk said ‘it doesn’t make sense’

BART passenger beaten with chain in unprovoked attack aboard train in Oakland

Man convicted of infamous 1960 Starved Rock killing is just days away from getting out of prison

A man with a revoked gun license killed his 18-month-old son in Joliet. Here’s how he and thousands of others slipped through the system.

Bail reform analysis by Cook County chief judge based on flawed data, undercounts new murder charges

Undercover sting uncovers nearly $1 million in counterfeit sports merchandise at suburban business

Chinatown takes a hit as coronavirus fears keep customers away. Business is down as much as 50% at some restaurants.

Chicagoans can ‘breathe a sigh of relief’: Friends and family of local couple with coronavirus are free of the illness

Moody Bible Institute selling 10 acres on Near North Side to luxury high-rise developer

$185M Aon Center observatory, with thrill ride and glassy exterior elevator, set to open in 2022

Aon Center observatory plan revolves around tourist traffic

Police: man pitches nearly 40 grams of cannabis while fleeing officers

Photos: Presidential visits to the Decatur area

Decatur, Coles County housing authorities among Central Illinois agencies getting federal public housing funds

Column: Since Kim Foxx won’t tell you what really happened in the Jussie Smollett case, let me try

Actor Jussie Smollett faces new disorderly conduct charges in alleged fake attack

China Launches a Crush of Clinical Trials Aimed at Covid-19

A Psychedelics Company Is About to List on a Public Stock Exchange

Lockdown: Open Source firewall that blocks app tracking, ads, snooping and more

Eight infected people aboard ship in serious state

Microsoft’s VS Code Python programming language extension gets this new update

Airplane passenger caught on video shaking woman’s reclined seat

New streaming launches power Roku’s holiday sales, forecast

New high-speed rail plan keeps pushing toward Merced, Bakersfield for interim operations

Can Devin Nunes sue California publisher in Virginia? Judge wants to know more from McClatchy

You’d Think Falling 15 Feet at Work Would Entitle You to Workers’ Comp

Huawei to the danger zone: Now Uncle Sam slaps it with 16 charges of racketeering, fraud, money laundering, theft of robot arm and source code

Texas stripper falls from 15-foot pole in viral video, says she’s OK

Strip Club Says Dancer’s Fall From Two-Story Pole Isn’t Their Problem

Uber and Lyft’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True in California

Exotic Dancer Who Was Shot Entitled to Workers Comp

Original story – one linked above is what took place after an appeal.

Exotic Dancer Who Got Shot In The Stomach Loses Fight For Benefits

How to Treat Sex Workers, According to Sex Workers

The Hidden Cost of GoFundMe Health Care

College Football Player Body Slams Cop During Arrest, Insane Police Video

A Psychedelics Company Is About to List on a Public Stock Exchange

Hong Kong’s protest art shifts from street clashes to virus panic. But the leaders remain the villains.

The New York City bar goes after William Barr

Warren renews call for Barr to resign over Roger Stone sentencing

Trump’s words, bullied kids, scarred schools

Pelosi slams Trump for ‘abuse of power’ in Roger Stone intervention

Jim Jordan accused of ‘begging’ former Ohio State wrestler not to support reports of sexual abuse

Barclays boss ‘deeply regrets’ relationship with Jeffrey Epstein after sex conviction

Pensioner endured legal battle for £193,000 inheritance after sort code error

Quarantined Brits released as China coronavirus deaths and cases soar

Number of female homicide victims at highest level since 2006

Is there a new Banksy in Bristol’s Barton Hill?

Man charged with murder of Lyra McKee alleged to have ‘picked up the cases of bullets’ used to kill her, court told

Coronavirus travel slowdown spreads from China across Asia: Study

Wade In The Water Ep. 10: The Legacy Of The Golden Gate Quartet

Aladdin sequel now reportedly in development

Nissan again slashes outlook after 87% drop in profit for April-December

BP boss Looney sets out to ‘reinvent’ oil giant with zero carbon goal

Fires contained in hard-hit Australia state, but now floods threaten

How can I speed up a Windows 10 laptop?

My answer would be to format machine and run Linux.

I run SolydK Linux based on Debian.

Debian is also what I use for server that runs this website.

In 2013, Arjen Balfoort founded SolydXK to set up an operating system, together with the community

After 5 years of probing, sure looks like fix is in on Orthodox yeshivas

Jane Fonda says she’s finished with plastic surgery

Waiters share the Valentine’s Day disasters they’ve witnessed while working on the busiest night of the year

Microsoft loses $17billion in value in just FIVE minutes after judge grants Amazon request to block their Pentagon contract amid feud between Donald Trump and owner Jeff Bezos

Mark Zuckerberg admits that Facebook ‘may have to pay more’ as he backs reforms on taxing tech giants

NYPD warns officers of ‘credible threat’ that they will be targeted by a gunman – just four days after double assassination attempt in Bronx

Catholic middle school director who used IVF is ‘fired while eight months pregnant because she is not married’ just days after colleagues threw her a baby shower

Broadcom launches Wi-Fi 6 extended combo processor, aims to hit 2 Gbps speeds