Things I’ve found interesting March 22nd 2020

First full day of Illinois Shelter in Place. I know it’s most likely bad timing to ask yet again for a small tip as a thank you for my work here. But just like readers I need to pay rent and put food in fridge.

Tell Congress: Put trains into airline relief package

Ransomware Groups Promise Not to Hit Hospitals Amid Pandemic

Ransomware Gangs to Stop Attacking Health Orgs During Pandemic

Hackers breach FSB contractor and leak details about IoT hacking project

This new variant of Mirai botnet malware is targeting network-attached storage devices

DDoS botnets have abused three zero-days in LILIN video recorders for months

Gov. J.B. Pritzker issues order requiring residents to ‘stay at home’ starting Saturday

Gov. Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order. What does that mean?

Illinois’s stay-at-home order — aimed at curtailing spread of coronavirus — is now in effect; Pritzker asks former medical personnel to return and ‘join the fight’

The Healing Power of the Cat Purr

Clearview AI: Face-collecting company database hacked

Virgin Media breach ‘linked customers to porn’

Microsoft takes down global zombie bot network

Coronavirus: Council IT systems ‘compromised by virus scam emails’

Today in History, March 20

Hogan’s Heroes was filmed in two locations. Indoor sets were housed at Desilu Studios

Lucille Ball

Pal was a male Rough Collie performer and the first in a line of such dogs to portray the fictional female collie Lassie

NJ Transit Seeks $1.25 Billion Federal Aid Amid Rider Drop

Introducing the N700S: JR Central’s Next-Generation Shinkansen

Japan Railway Journal Introducing the N700S – JR Central’s Next Generation Shinkansen

The next generation Shinkansen N700 Supreme J0 formation trial test run JR Central 00837

The next generation Shinkansen N700 Supreme J0 formation trial test run JR Central 01456

Bullet Train: Behind the Scenes

Bullet Train: Behind the Scenes – YouTube

Siemens Receives First Order For Battery-Powered Trains

PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: a complicated battle of SSD and GPU speeds

Inside PlayStation 5: the specs and the tech that deliver Sony’s next-gen vision

Here’s how Xbox Series X removable storage will work

The Xbox One is struggling because video game exclusives still matter

Microsoft says Xbox Series X won’t have exclusive first-party games at launch

GameStop will temporarily close all storefronts to customers

GameStop Finally Closes Stores To Customers

Google discounts Stadia for the first time just as Doom Eternal launches

Whole Foods Workers ‘Are Crying and Having Panic Attacks’

Whole Foods Suggests That Workers Share Paid Time Off During Coronavirus

How Whole Foods Market is Responding to COVID-19

How to Prepare Your Wi-Fi for a Self-Quarantine

Amazon to temporarily stop shipping non-essential products in Italy and France

‘They’ll Punish Him’: Inmates on How Weinstein Will Get Treated in Prison

Bruce Lee achieved all his life goals by his death at age 32 because of one personality trait

Tesla Model Y trailer hitch cover plate reveals room for towing down the road

As Toilet Paper Flies off Shelves, Bidet Sales Go Boom-Boom

Change Your Life: Bestride the Bidet

Eerie scenes of an empty New York City as coronavirus lockdown looms

Man jumps to his death from luxury Manhattan apartment

City park chess players still making moves despite coronavirus

‘Younger’ actress Debi Mazar describes coronavirus symptoms after positive test

This chess hustler makes $400 a day

William James Joseph Lombardy was an American chess grandmaster, chess writer, teacher, and former Catholic priest

William Lombardy, Chess Grandmaster Turned Priest, Dies at 79

Searching for Bobby Fischer, released in the United Kingdom as Innocent Moves, is a 1993

Searching for Bobby Fischer – Trailer

Robert James Fischer was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion

Chess moves: Most players are now at Union Square

Talking About Life With the Chess Players of Union Square

In Street Chess Games, a Pedigreed Pastime Becomes a Gritty Sideline

Microsoft pauses Edge releases amid coronavirus outbreak

How one woman fought to get her husband tested while her state was applauded for having no coronavirus

West Virginia was the 50th state to report a coronavirus case. This may be the reason it took so long

Balancing Act: Human interactions have been slowly phasing out for years. So why does it hurt so much when coronavirus robs us of them?

Caterpillar to continue Illinois operations during coronavirus ‘stay at home’ order: spokeswoman

FDA authorizes first rapid ‘point-of-care’ test for coronavirus

3 more COVID-19 cases in McLean County, one in Livingston

168 new Illinois coronavirus cases reported on Saturday

Italian hermit living alone on an island says self-isolation is the ultimate journey

The R. Josh Quarles Daily

Still in it’s new lesser format unfortunately. And I can’t get archives to work there anymore.

Keep having that quarantine sex, Chicago — you can’t get coronavirus from it.

Alcohol, Not Cannabis, Manipulates the Structure of the Brain, New Study Finds

Study: Alcohol Use, But Not Cannabis, Associated With Changes In Brain Structure

These Are the People Making Porn Out of Your Favorite Childhood Memories