Things I’ve found interesting February 20th 2020

Some news and interesting topics for reading on this Thursday.

Music video for ‘Take On Me’ hits one billion views on YouTube

First Look: Texas High-Speed Train’s Interiors

Strangers on a train: The highs and lows of my 2-day rail journey from Chicago to LA

Five years after monument designation, Pullman finally has the money to fulfill park’s potential

Larry Tesler: Computer scientist behind cut, copy and paste dies aged 74

Larry Tesler, Apple employee who created cut-and-paste, dies at 74

Tesla firmware reveals ~110 kWh battery pack expected to shatter 400-mile barrier

How’s this for a crossover? Scumbag scammed victims with fake gem mines – then pivoted to fake crypto-mines

Alberta’s energy ‘war room’ targeted by environmental activists, minister says

America’s oil boom feels more like a bust for shale producers

Send in the army? Why one expert says that would be a ‘ludicrous’ response to rail blockades

The Impact of U.S. Sanctions on Oil Market and Rosneft

Why 2 different kinds of Wet’suwet’en leaders support and oppose the gas pipeline

Tesla Autopilot gets tricked into accelerating from 35 to 85 mph with modified speed limit sign

Samsung apologises for accidentally sending an alert to thousands of phones overnight

Apple drops a bomb on long-life HTTPS certificates: Safari to snub new security certs valid for more than 13 months

Cybersecurity warning: Almost half of connected medical devices are vulnerable to hackers exploiting BlueKeep

Twitter tests labels, community moderation for lies by public figures

Stuffing nonsense: Persistent cyberpunks are pummelling banks’ public APIs, warns Akamai

Former Congressman Says He Offered a Trump Pardon to Julian Assange for Evidence of DNC Conspiracy Theory

Documents Reveal Trump Allies Jerome Corsi, Roger Stone Knew Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory Was False Before Promoting It

Don’t blame the Seth Rich conspiracy on Russians. Blame Americans

‘An issue of survival’: Why Mozilla welcomes EU attempts to regulate the internet giants

MGM Resorts said security incident took place last summer and notified impacted guests last year

Details of 10.6 million MGM hotel guests posted on a hacking forum

Personal details of 10.6m MGM hotel guests revealed by hackers, report says

MGM Resorts Says Data Breach Exposed Some Guests’ Personal Information

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS Massive data breach exposes info of 10.6 MILLION MGM Resorts guests including Justin Bieber and Twitter CEO

Veteran publicist R. Couri Hay’s phone hacked … again

Personal information may have also been taken in Kenton County ID machine theft

Hasbro is relaunching classic Tiger Electronics gaming handhelds

This grandma is using Legos to make her town more accessible

German grandma builds wheelchair ramps from Lego

The Lego bricks designed for children with sight loss

How LEGO was invented Video

Global warming causing ‘irreversible’ mass melting in Antarctica: scientist

Tesla Powerwall API hints at feature that prevents EV charging from draining home batteriesPhotos: 9 killed in suspected far-right attack in Germany

Infertile cancer survivor gives birth using frozen, lab-matured egg in scientific ‘breakthrough’

US Now Has Its First CBD-Infused Fast Food Joint, Called Illegal Burger

Chicago police, US Marshals arrest suspect in deadly CTA train tunnel shooting

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Independent Police Auditor recently attended an innovative de-escalation training program

Google Cloud embraces GitOps with new Application Manager for Kubernetes

Lime Has Slashed Pay Rates for Scooter Chargers So Much People Have Stopped Doing It

Fincantieri Delivers First Virgin Voyages Ship

Slump in Global Goods Trade to Deepen With Coronavirus, WTO Says

Golden Ocean Warns on Profit, Supply Chains Due to Coronavirus

Abandoned ‘Ghost Ship’ Washes Ashore in Ireland

Benny Cenac’s Business: The Houma Machine and Propeller ShopA man who drove a school bus for 55 years will be laid to rest in a school bus casket

Ships Evacuated After Missile Strike Near Tripoli Port

Europe’s Busiest Port Reports Flat Throughput in 2019

U.S. Sanctions Rosneft Trading Unit Over Venezuelan Ties

Live updates: First coronavirus deaths among Diamond Princess passengers and in South Korea; health experts warn of mounting cases beyond China

Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Spread of the Outbreak

Japan Blasted as Passengers Finally Leave Coronavirus Cruise Ship

American Ship Pilots Sound Alarm on Unsafe ‘Trapdoor’ Arrangement

Captain Livingstone: All Person Errors

Shift to Cleaner Power Sparks Landmark Green Bond in Japan

Maersk Expands Logistics Push with Purchase of U.S. Warehousing Firm

Bouchard Ordeal Evokes 19th Century Supreme Court Decision

Why the Running Mate Will Really Matter This Time

Michael Bloomberg Just Helped Every Other Candidate Prove They Can Humiliate a Thin-Skinned, Entitled Billionaire

Bloomberg says he won’t release women from confidentiality agreements when pressed by Warren

Missouri lawmakers consider ‘bill of rights’ for sexual assault survivors

Former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson due a monthly pension of nearly $16,000 despite early dismissal

Photos: 9 killed in suspected far-right attack in Germany

MANIAC’S RAMPAGE Germany shooting – ‘Nazi terrorist’ shoots 9 dead in shisha bars and leaves note about ‘destroying certain people’

Alphabet’s Dream of an ‘Everyday Robot’ Is Just Out of Reach

Britain First leader Paul Golding charged with terror offence

Should you get consent on video before sex? That’s a ‘red flag’ for some

A man who drove a school bus for 55 years will be laid to rest in a school bus casket

Fashion Institute apologises for ‘clearly racist’ show

Black model refuses to wear ‘racist’ monkey ears and lips at fashion show

Comme Des Garçons: Row over white fashion models’ cornrow wigs

‘Racist’ D&G ad: Chinese model says campaign almost ruined career

‘Vision care is about more than just glasses.’ Local non-profit honored by national foundation

Documents: Man asked 12-year-old he met on Instagram for nude photos

Skydiving instructor with Ohio group dies after skydiving accident in Florida

Hamilton County assistant prosecutor once charged with domestic violence wants record sealed