Things I’ve found interesting March 20th 2020

Another Friday another list of things I have found interesting. I’m most likely trying to finish packing up a house and figure out where I’m moving everything to. Since readers here have refused time and again to use that tip / thank you button. I can’t stay where I’ve been at for past 6 or 7 years.

Tell Congress: Put trains into airline relief package

Airlines want $45B & airports want $10B to help them overcome a drastic reduction in travel. Amtrak, Brightline & commuter railroads are hurting too.

Tell Congress trains are just as important

Tesla Model Y: Every Easter egg surprise packed into the electric SUV

New Jersey Turnpike Authority Teams Up With Tesla — 56 New Superchargers For NJ

Eight-core 3.8 GHz CPU. 12 TFLOPS GPU. 1TB NVME SSD. 16GB RAM. Not a half-decent workstation, it’s the new Xbox

Is the Xbox Series X repeating Sony’s biggest mistake?

Nintendo just announced a bunch of new indie games are coming to the Switch

Canary-build Microsoft browser blocks Microsoft extension from inflicting Microsoft search engine

Workers Are Smoking Cannabis More Than Ever, So Employers Are Dropping Drug Tests

Testing positive for marijuana won’t get you fired at more than half of Colorado companies, survey says

Bidet sales skyrocket amid coronavirus toilet paper shortage

Pervasive digital surveillance of citizens deployed in COVID-19 fight, with rules that send genie back to bottle

Japanese flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus, officials say

Japanese flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus, says China

A Country’s Identity Is Hidden in Its Camouflage

The Intrepid Mother and Son Who Unraveled a Geographic Hoax

One whole day: That’s how long Facebook’s COVID-19 content moderation went without a mess

Updated every minute, 17-year-old whiz kid’s coronavirus site used by millions

Is St. Louis a Northern city or a Southern city?

US proposes sending $500 billion in checks to Americans, starting April 6

Here’s what this US coronavirus survivor in Seattle learned when she was sick

Years of continuous soccer on the cards as game grapples with calendar

A grocery store clerk explains what it’s like on the front lines of coronavirus panic

Seattle and 4Culture Announce New Funding Relief Packages for the Arts

Scientists warn we may need to live with social distancing for a year or more

How to not gain weight during the coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus has sent the wedding industry into total turmoil

Boeing seeking ‘tens of billions’ in U.S. government loan guarantees

Simba’s going home: Florida dog found way up in Michigan

Missing dog from Florida found in Michigan

4-year-old’s coronavirus symptoms worsen after taking ibuprofen

How Italy became the ground zero of Europe’s coronavirus crisis

As Italy quarantines over coronavirus, dolphins appear in Venice canals

Daryl Davis: the black musician who converts Ku Klux Klan members

Facebook does the right thing for once: Joins Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, YouTube to clean out dodgy COVID-19 info

Data centres are warm and designed to move air very efficiently. Are they safe to visit during the pandemic?

You get fibre, you get fibre, you all get fibre: UK Ministry of Fun promises new rules to make all new homes gigabit capable

Who the heck even owns this company? Where is it? Biz risk outfit uses graphDBs to build mammoth compliance network

Coronavirus lockdowns: Who they affect and what you need to know about them

Uber drivers are losing their jobs over fake DUI complaints

T-Mobile provides unlimited data on all plans for 60 days during coronavirus spread

Cops to coronavirus crowds: Don’t call 911 if you’re out of toilet paper

Michigan woman finds missing dog from Florida in her backyard

Looming ventilator shortage amid pandemic sparks rise of open-source DIY medical kit. Good thinking – but safe?

‘We Are Not a Hospital’: A Prison Braces for the Coronavirus

Facebook is giving $1,000 to all of its 45,000 employees

U.S. economy expected to lose 4.6 million travel-related jobs this year from coronavirus fallout

Supermarkets are limiting the number of shoppers at one time. Temperature checks and delivery-only stores may follow.

NTSB: Passengers were looking for eagles when plane crashed near Lincoln

Dress codes and dancing: Sudan sees culture thaw after Bashir

U.S. Soccer Apologizes For Saying Male Players Have ‘More Responsibility’ Than Women

US Soccer claims it won’t pay women equally because being a male player requires more skill

New York Has 77 Police Precincts. Why Do Their Numbers Go Higher?

Ex-congressman Duncan Hunter sentenced to 11 months in prison

Duncan Hunter Sentenced to 11 Months in Prison for Stealing Campaign Funds

Hashem Abedi: Brother of Manchester Arena bomber guilty of 22 counts of murder