News and other Things I’ve found interesting June 10th 2020

Another Wednesday is here again. Unfortunately you daily readers refuse to drop a monetary thank you for my work. Which continues to have my life situation in a serious mess the past year.

An Internet of Trouble lies ahead as root certificates begin to expire en masse, warns security researcher

Thought you’d addressed those data-leaking Spectre holes on Linux? Guess again. The patches aren’t perfect

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes: UK man gets 3 years for torching 4G phone mast over 5G fears

WordPress 5.4.2 Security and Maintenance Release

Fake Ransomware Bitcoin Scam Claims “Your Site Has Been Hacked”

WordPress FAQ My site was hacked

I have recieved a mail from my website mail, that my wordpress site was hacked?

What are the chances that I just got “Hacked”?

Hacked by Ransomware?

Bitcoin Abuse Database

Notorious umpire Angel Hernandez in more trouble with MLB

Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago, other summer festivals canceled by city

Buckingham Fountain Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park aka Married… with Children fountain

Cloud Gate aka The Bean Millennium Park Chicago Illinois

Jun Kaneko Exhibition Crown Fountain Millennium Park Chicago Illinois

The Wiener’s Circle dishing out side orders of curbside abuse with profanity-laced takeout

Return to Billy Goat’s Tavern & Grill Chicago Illinois

Midwestern cities continue to lose population. Two of the fastest-shrinking are in Illinois

Two Illinois cities, Rockford and Decatur, are among the fastest-shrinking cities in the country

‘Pie house’ in Deerfield, featuring 3-foot-wide wall on tiny suburban lot, lists for $300,000

`Pie house’ half-baked, some think

Futuro House ( House of the Future ) Livingston Illinois

Dome home Monticello Illinois

Underground house Galva Illinois

Local trio buy Santa Fe Southern Railroad

Michigan to seek federal disaster declaration over broken dams

Michigan puts $175M price tag on flooding damage in Midland County

Michigan seeks disaster declaration after 2 dam failures

Trump to make it easier for Alaska hunters to kill wolf pups and bear cubs: report

President Trump to make it easier for hunters to kill bears and wolves in Denali and other national parks in Alaska

Trump Administration Revives Banned Hunting Techniques in Alaska

From off-prem to just off: IBM Cloud goes down planet-wide so hard even the status page isn’t working

Remind us again, why work for AWS? Petty Amazon sues marketing veep after he defects to Google Cloud

Brave soz about coding snafu that sent search queries to affiliate links but insists practice is ‘industry-standard’

MongoDB 4.4 aims to be a dev crowd-pleaser, but analysts say it’s still short of ‘general-purpose’ database territory

Who else wants this distraction-free rotary dial cellphone?!

No thank you! Day the rotary died was a great day for fingers – reduced aggravation and was an advancement of technology. Let it stay in history archives. But that hardware is rather ingenious.

Chinese telecom firms operated for decades in US without proper oversight

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