News and other Things I’ve found interesting June 8th 2020

We are at another manic Monday. Fridge is still empty, bank overdrawn and no money coming in with no opportunities to produce income. Daily readers here for years have shown they will continue to refuse drop a momentary thank you for my work.

This new ransomware is targeting Windows and Linux PCs with a ‘unique’ attack

Cybersecurity warning: Hackers are targeting your smartphone as way into the company network

CallStranger vulnerability lets attacks bypass security systems and scan LANs

Ransomware: Why paying the crooks can actually cost you more in the long run

The sophisticated cyber attacks going after banks – Video

Zoom: If you want end-to-end encryption you’ll have to pay – Video

This new Trickbot malware update makes it even harder to detect

How to select a data backup system

Forrest Fenn confirms his treasure has been found

Years of searching for the treasure hunter who would find the treasure

$1 million treasure hidden in Rocky Mountains found

$1m treasure in Rocky Mountains has been found, says Forrest Fenn

$1million Forrest Fenn chest hidden in the Rocky Mountains for treasure hunt is finally found after hundreds of thousands joined in decade-long search that KILLED five

Fenn sued by Colorado man claiming he was duped by treasure hunt

Forrest Fenn: Collector says his $1m Rocky Mountain treasure hunt has been won

Kailen McNelis, of Earlville, recently became an Eagle Scout after finishing his project of building a 1937 mail deck platform at the Mendota Train Museum.

Mendota Illinois Rail Museum viewed from Colonial Crafts

Even at $100 billion, California’s bullet train would be a bargain. Here’s why

Electric race cars and human drama on display in And We Go Green

‘And We G Green’ Review: Start Your (Quiet) Engines

Green drives hope for the future

All Gas Stations In Germany Will Be Required To Have EV Chargers

Germany requires all gas stations to provide EV charging

Elon Musk reveals Tesla Model Y production ramp up problem in leaked email

Tesla’s new Model 3 assembly line inside a ‘tent’ is ‘way better’ and cheaper than other line, says Elon Musk

Amtrak halts New Orleans service because of the forecast landfall of Tropical Storm Cristobal

Amtrak Advisory Amtrak Trains to and From New Orleans Affected by Tropical Storm Cristobal Forecast

Expecting a rider surge for Floyd protest, Metro adds passenger seats

CN Rail employee killed in switching incident at Surrey rail yard

CN says conductor was killed when hit by ‘kicked’ car

Canada to allow family of citizens across U.S. border amid COVID-19 shutdown

Coronavirus: Saskatchewan restaurants, bars greet first customers in months

Canadian couple stuck in India found dead in New Dehli home

George Floyd protests: Anti-racism demonstrations held throughout Toronto

KKK ‘leader’ charged for attack on Black Lives Matter protesters

US Democrats introduce sweeping legislation to reform police

Who replaces the police? BLM activists call for officers to be replaced with social workers

An end to traffic stops, street outreach teams, unionized sex workers and burglaries resolved by restorative justice

Labour MP threatened after defending Black Lives Matter protests

George Floyd murder suspect Derek Chauvin has bail set at $1.25m

George Floyd death: Why US protests are so powerful this time

George Floyd unrest : What Trump states make of unrest

George Floyd death: Derek Chauvin’s bail increased to $1.25m

Prince Andrew ‘falsely portraying himself as willing’, US prosecutor claims

Prince Andrew gives ‘zero co-operation’ over Epstein inquiry, US prosecutor says

Jeff Bezos doesn’t mind if BLM support loses Amazon customers

What we can learn from ‘untranslatable’ illnesses

Could the coronavirus crisis finally finish off coal?

Coal: Is this the beginning of the end?

Pandemic pushes US into official recession

Coronavirus: John Magufuli declares Tanzania free of Covid-19

How backpacking towns are coping after being left empty by coronavirus

North Korea halts all communications with South in row over leafleting

If it ain’t broke: You share your oldest working gadgets

Smart appliances may not be worth money in long run, warns Which?

2,500 rare texts from Islamic world to go online for free

Developers renew push to get rid of objectionable code terms to make ‘the world a tiny bit more welcoming’

Why brands like Oreo and Frito-Lay are cutting back on wacky flavors right now

The pandemic is saving soup sales as people stock up and eat at home

The Drive-In Theater … an American Icon

Bugs Bunny Is Back, and So Is the ‘Looney Tunes’ Mayhem

Elmer Fudd no longer has rifle in ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’

Singer Bonnie Pointer, of The Pointer Sisters fame, dies aged 69

Bonnie Pointer: Former Pointer Sisters singer dies aged 69

Bonnie Pointer, founding member of The Pointer Sisters, dead at 69

Bonnie Pointer, original member of Pointer Sisters, dies at 69

Lincoln Trail Homestead offers plenty for history and nature lovers

Decatur one of the fastest shrinking cities in US, report says

Decatur considered among fastest shrinking cities in nation

Equity and the Power of Community

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