Things I’ve found interesting March 1st 2020

Guess I’ll be going hungry and rent not getting paid because I rely upon readers support – who obviously don’t value my work enough to drop a thank you tip now and then.

United States to leave Afghanistan in 14 months under peace terms with Taliban — ending America’s longest war

‘Mad Mike’ Hughes Was a Daredevil First, Flat Earther Second

Three die in dry-ice incident at Moscow pool party

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is taking a stand against “hustle porn”

Accomplice Sentenced in Murder of Mexican Journalist Javier Valdez

Google messed up the Play Store’s sorting order for recently updated apps

Britain’s Bold Plan for High-Speed Rail

Peter Engel opens up about producing ‘Saved by the Bell’

12 early ’80s Saturday Morning cartoons you totally forgot about

Strike Spreads as University of California Graduate Students Demand Living Wages

UC Santa Cruz fires 54 graduate student workers striking for higher pay

Lawsuit over African mine can be heard in British Columbia: Supreme Court

50 simple ways to make your life greener

The Difference Between Worry, Stress and Anxiety

‘I made history’: Teen girl blitzes boys at wrestling championship

What Is DMT and What Does the Psychedelic Drug Do to Us Exactly?

A Car ‘Splatometer’ Study Finds Huge Insect Die-Off

Renault Twingo ZE & New Model Press Preview

Australian Police Pulled Over A Tesla — Watch What Happened Next

Went to Chick-fil-A for a meet and greet for the local police department

Chick-fil-A Eat Mor Chikin truck Southaven Mississippi

M.I.T. Researchers Cast Doubt on Bolivian Election Fraud

Trump tariffs helped resurrect Missouri aluminum smelter in 2018. But as losses mount, it may close.

Ex-Barclays bankers cleared over 2008 Qatar fees in blow to UK fraud office

California is abnormally dry with wildfire season approaching

Facebook, Google, Twitter spark mutiny over Pakistan censorship demands

The FCC will hit phone carriers with a $200 million fine over location sharing

Huawei to spend €200 million on new 5G plant in France

Appeals court refuses to throw out Joe Arpaio’s guilty verdict after Trump pardon

Unity 8 Desktop Renamed To Lomiri

Wine-Staging 5.3 Fixes Online Play For Some Recent Games

Linux Game Publishing Brought Back Online For Archival Purposes

Godot Game Engine Working Towards Native Wayland Support, EGL

124 UC Davis healthcare workers in self-quarantine, union says

Trump accuses Democrats of ‘hoax’ for criticizing virus plan

Man in Washington state first in US to die from new virus

2 Palo Alto students sent home due to potential coronavirus exposure

A Group of Agents Rose Through the Ranks to Lead the Border Patrol. They’re Leaving It in Crisis.

Trump Endorsed a Risky Antidepressant for Veterans. Lawmakers Want to Know if His Mar-a-Lago Pals Had a Stake in the Drugmaker.

When the Billionaire Family Behind the Opioid Crisis Needed PR Help, They Turned to Mike Bloomberg

How Berkeley’s Acme Bread started a Bay Area bread movement

Top General Orders Removal of All Confederate Paraphernalia From Marine Bases

Confederate-related paraphernalia must be removed from all Marine installations, commandant orders

Idaho judge voids nearly 1 million acres of oil and gas leases, in a defeat to Trump

Backers say proposed power line would be a vital link to renewable energy. Foes say it would scar pristine Wisconsin landscape and cost too much.

The rise of cloud computing has had a smaller climate impact than feared

Cloud Computing Is Not the Energy Hog That Had Been Feared

Your Netflix binging isn’t killing the planet—yet

Windows 10 Slow Ring update strides confidently into 2020

Switchzilla? More like Ditch-your-staff-zilla: Cisco back at the layoffs as revenues shrink

Attorney General Ferguson “Ready” to Take on Facebook Over Charges of Repeated Campaign Finance Violations

US spy agencies monitoring coronavirus spread with focus on India

Fire exploded from part of Carson refinery recently cited for workplace safety issues

Doublecheck that ballot: Controversial voting machines make their primary debut in South Carolina

The music industry was left for dead a few years ago. Now it’s booming again

Walmart is quietly working on an Amazon Prime competitor called Walmart+

The new burger chef makes $3 an hour and never goes home. (It’s a robot)

The Case for Closing the Pentagon

Downfall: BP refinery worker sacked over Hitler parody wins job back

Justice Department creates office to strip citizenship from some naturalized immigrants

Villa Taj in Burr Ridge — one of Chicagoland’s languishing megamansions — drops price tag to $5 million

AI’s big problem: Lazy humans just trust the algorithms too much

Senate approves $1 billion budget to help rural carriers replace Huawei gear

Trial dates scheduled for Lori Loughlin, others in college admissions cases

From a few days ago. Today marks the anniversary of the soundtrack for ‘Pretty In Pink’

Scotland could become the first nation to ensure free universal access to pads and tampons

Scotland Could Become the First Country to Provide Universal Period Products to Citizens

‘Puppetry of the Penis’ star injures testicles with corkscrew during show

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