News and other Things I’ve found interesting June 13th 2020

Haven’t done a Saturday list in awhile. There need to be 2 of me to get all the things I’d like to get done most days. Seems like I never get much done and just tread water.

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What Is the 3-Day Rule When Trading Stocks?

Why do we waste so much money on smartphones?

The biggest iOS annoyance I want Apple to fix

Russia drags NASA: Enjoy your expensive SpaceX capsule, our Soyuz is the cheap Kalashnikov of rockets

They’ve only gone and bloody done it! NASA, SpaceX send two fellas off to the International Space Station

SpaceX’s ninth Starlink launch gets a boost from first all-women weather crew

High speed: Reaping the economic benefits of HS1

People hated Amtrak’s new airline-style meals so much they filed 125 pages of complaints in the first year after the change

I tried Amtrak’s new ‘contemporary’ dining car and it was immediately clear why so many people want to save the old one

Tri-Rail, Virgin Trains USA Vying for Miami Access

Amtrak ridership reportedly craters 92% as the spreading coronavirus eats into travel, potentially upsetting the railroad’s plan to turn a profit

Inside A Wall Street Tycoon’s Plan To Get Americans Off The Highway — And On His Trains

Florida East Coast Railway

Leaving St Louis riding Hollywood Beach

Exploring Georgia State Railroad Museum

Seaboard Freight Station Savannah Georgia

The Flagler Railroad Florida State Parks

Railway supply industry news round-up

Rhaetian Railways orders 20 more trains in fleet update

Electric Bike Bicycles Electric Foldable Recumbent Tricycle Motocross Bikes Scooters

The truth: How far can an electric bicycle really go on a single charge?

Here’s your first look at the PlayStation 5 console

PlayStation 5: Sony gives first look at the PS5 console and games

It turns out Spider-Man Miles Morales on PS5 is an “expansion” to Spider-Man on PS4

Playing Critic: A solid system for arcade generation

A 2020 @Hyundai Kona Electric. Fully charged it’s showing 282 miles of range

Barakah: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits Arab world’s first nuclear plant

Coronavirus: Inside the pro-China network targeting the US, Hong Kong and an exiled tycoon

Coronavirus: Overwhelmed India hospitals turn Covid patients away

Florida breaks record for new coronavirus cases recorded in a single day

Second wave of coronavirus hits Florida, Texas, Arizona after reopenings

So long, New York: pandemic and protests spark new exodus to suburbs

The hidden detectors looking for guns and knives

Amazon bans police use of its face recognition for a year

Black actor Alfred Fagon’s statue damaged in Bristol

London monuments boarded up ahead of protests

Protests threat to Churchill statue shameful, says Boris Johnson

Edward Colston statue: Protesters tear down slave trader monument

George Floyd killing: Why I decided not to watch the video

George Floyd: Trump told to back off Seattle’s Chaz police-free zone

An Exceedingly Chill Day at the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone updates: Friday actions for ‘a new generation’ and a general strike, and yes, CHAZ does, indeed, attract the worst kind of people (Tim Eyman)

Disillusioned black Oxford students unwilling to help attract others

Fawlty Towers: The Germans episode removed from UKTV over ‘racial slurs’

The Removal of ‘Gone with the Wind’ From HBO Max Isn’t Censorship

The peaceful protester falsely accused of burning the union jack

‘I should not have been there,’ Gen. Milley says of walking with Trump to church photo op

NASCAR to Ban Confederate Flags Following Protest by African American Driver

Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. becomes first Black military service chief in United States history

Hawley votes no on plan to remove Confederate names from military bases

Chicago police union boss says he’ll boot cops who kneel with protestors

Lebanon protests escalate as currency dives

‘Doomsday’ mom Lori Vallow’s kids have finally been found, report says

Former Cub Scout leader accused of trying to silence children he allegedly abused

Teen detained after being charged in Urbana carjacking

Iran’s rocket arsenal puts Middle East peace at risk

Sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry ‘murdered by stranger’

Hundreds gather in Tower Grove for Black Trans Lives Matter march

Still too soon to shut the book on Lake of the Ozarks, experts warn, as Kansas reports case

More pandemic restrictions to be lifted in St. Louis County on June 29

Developer cries ‘extortion’ after would-be-neighbor blocks property sale

Mahomet pushes pause on new apartments after residents speak out

Frenchman scores €50k compensation for suffering ‘bore-out’ at work after bosses gave him ‘menial’ task

Union files complaint against Champaign County treasurer

Are you having a hard time following what Microsoft is trying to do with .NET 5.0? You’re not the only one

Looking Up: Vertical farms fill produce supply chain lag during pandemic

Amsterdam plants mini-gardens around bins in drive to cut littering

The influencers trampling nature – and the man who’s trying to stop them

Electrolux to phase-out HFC gases from fridges and freezers by 2023

World first: ULEMCo launches hydrogen-fuelled water tanker with Yorkshire Water

Coachella, Stagecoach canceled this year over virus concerns

Coachella, Stagecoach music festivals canceled for 2020 on virus concerns

Coachella, Stagecoach canceled this year over virus concerns

Cut loose by WIXY, popular radio personality plots next move

Orpheum Children’s Science Museum closing for good; building up for sale

Community helps out food pantries during pandemic

LLCC named a top community college for online learning

Ex-Riverton officer sued for excessive force now with Jerome Police

State officials push for licensing of police officers

1 person dead after 6-car collision in Coles County

Decatur Park District to host Movies in the Park

Mayor Langfelder discusses COVID-19 in Springfield

Claudell Washington, Yankees and Mets outfielder, dead at 65

Sex gets Olympic boxer Virginia Fuchs out of doping ban

Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua mega-fight is really close to reality