Things I’ve found interesting March 19th 2020

Unfortunately for foreseeable future it’s a coronavirus COVID-19 World and hopefully we all continue to live in it – until it goes back into hiding.

Apple grudgingly opens up its check book, pays VirnetX $454m in patent royalties after a decade of wrangling

Virtual machines, real problems: VMware fixes bug trio including guest-to-host hole in Workstation, Fusion

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Shedd Aquarium penguins offer coronavirus advice to humans: PLEASE STAY IN YOUR ENCLOSURES!

Penguins explore an aquarium closed due to coronavirus

Amid coronavirus lockdown, 60,000 Spanish football fans turn up to watch virtual Seville derby on Twitch

Coronavirus in Illinois updates Wednesday: 128 new cases of COVID-19 announced, including 20 more people at long-term care facility

Students moving out of Illinois State University; economic hit expected

Heartland Community College extends online classes to end of semester, campus offices to close

Deserted dorms, tuition complaints and virtual classes: Uncertainty looms as disappointed college students head home early because of the coronavirus

Colleges and universities graduation ceremonies postponed; Foreclosures and evictions suspended for two major housing lenders

20 new cases of coronavirus at Willowbrook nursing home brings total to 42 — about 15% of state total

While the sports world falls silent, esports and streamers fill the void

World of Warcraft perfectly predicted our coronavirus panic

The untapped potential of virtual game worlds to shed light on real world epidemics

Utah earthquake disrupts state’s coronavirus response

5.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Utah, knocking out power and closing Salt Lake airport

Utah earthquake: Big aftershock hits, acid plume no longer dangerous, emergency declarations issued

Utahns may feel hundreds of aftershocks, but chances of an even bigger jolt are low

Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota closing North American factories over coronavirus

Detroit automakers Ford, General Motors, FCA agree to close all US plants

Whitmer calls up 11 Michigan National Guard members to assist in coronavirus fight

Metro Times lays off half of staff as paper plots way forward amid coronavirus shutdowns

First Michigan death due to coronavirus is man in his 50s

Menards says it takes AG’s allegations of price gouging seriously

Federal judge blocks removal of 700,000 from food assistance program

Behavioral Responses to Epidemics in an Online Experiment: Using Virtual Diseases to Study Human Behavior

New Yorkers are seeking quarantine lovers on Craigslist

Distilleries using high-proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer

Does alcohol kill coronavirus? The biggest myths, busted

‘Demand’s been high’: Niagara distiller making free hand sanitizer for police, health-care workers, others