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

Another Wednesday – life on my end continues to rot and decay away. Air condition not on way to getting fixed. No money in bank and bills overdue. No advertising revenue from this website – because almost everyone is using advertising blockers. My appeals for months to readers for monetary donations has fallen on closed ears.

Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future

Decatur Illinois Salvation Army, Transfer House and Civic Center targeted in window smashing spree

Supreme Court upholds cellphone robocall ban

Samsung reportedly won’t include chargers with some phones starting next year

Japan’s top mobile carriers launch multilingual disaster information service for tourists

Akismet Blocks Five Hundred Billion Spam and Counting

TikTok may be ‘data collection service disguised as social media’, Liberal senator says

Amtrak cuts are shortsighted

Critics Fear Amtrak Is Using Pandemic to Cut Service That Won’t Return

Transportation Veteran Flynn to Succeed Anderson at Amtrak

Most recently, Chairman, President and CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

Amtrak cuts could have outsized impact on Hi-Line

Great Northern Railway Bruck Whitefish Montana

Amtrak Minot North Dakota

Lonely Amtrak Bench Minot North Dakota

Amtrak Empire Builder October 2015

Amtrak station Havre Montana

Carriers Accused of ‘Profiteering from the Crisis’ Get Benefit of the Doubt for Now

Charting U.S. Rail Freight Through a Troubled First Half

United Airlines made a painful statement that may appall business travelers

A United Airlines executive hits back at critics, dismissing social distancing on planes as ‘a PR strategy,’ not a safety precaution

‘Business is restarting’: German executives fly back to China

E-scooter fanboy so hyped for Teesside to host UK’s first trial

How Electric Cars Take Over The US Market, With A Big Push From Tesla

Tesla’s [TSLA] Q2 May Be Very Profitable

The e-bike that’s scaring one of America’s closest allies

Mozilla halts Firefox 78 rollout – and then restarts it after fixing this search engine bug

Google’s Flutter: Now developers can use it to build apps for Ubuntu Linux machines

Roblox accounts hacked with pro-Trump messages

New Apple macOS Big Sur feature to hamper adware operations

F5 patches vulnerability that received a CVSS 10 severity score

Amazon the disrupter enters low-code market; doesn’t disrupt anything

AWS attempts to woo devs with new tool aimed at porting .NET applications to Linux

I went to a Microsoft Store and all I saw was Apple laughing

Microsoft is closing its physical retail stores

Apple loses out to Amazon as world’s most valuable brand

Microsoft hires Android mobile engineering and design experts from Movial

Time to ride the future

It looked like advertisement for some fossil fuel super car most of video.

Electric Bike Bicycles Electric Foldable Recumbent Tricycle Motocross Bikes Scooters

Candy company fined $485,000 after workplace injuries

Ferrara’s products include Lemonheads, Red Hots and Keebler cookies.

Glowing bacteria could slow the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Superbugs could kill 10 million people a year by 2050, report warns

Coronavirus updates: Cases in SF are rising at rate that could ‘overwhelm’ system, health chief says

Some Bay Area school districts opting for 100% online

Scientists: Air conditioning may contribute to COVID-19 spike in the South

Coronavirus: Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan

Hummingbirds Navigate an Ultraviolet World We Never See

Wild hummingbirds discriminate nonspectral colors

A ‘Viral’ New Bird Song in Canada Is Causing Sparrows to Change Their Tune

UAE plans early warning system to spot locust swarms

Rare 100-year-old tree discovered in eastern Abu Dhabi

Anti-science attitudes in America are proving lethal

Have a heart, KitKat, don’t break with Fairtrade

Nestlé is big in York, but the city is fighting the brand’s decision to make life harder for African cocoa farmers

Levi’s to cut 700 office jobs due to virus-related slump

A huge Wendy’s and Pizza Hut franchisee just filed for bankruptcy

Relations sour between Pizza Hut and one of its oldest operators

Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company files for bankruptcy

Big chains filed for bankruptcy every week in May. Here are 6 of them

Odwalla shuts down: Bay Area smoothie brand ceases operations

Odwalla, Inc. History

Bay Area Lithuanian restaurant permanently closing

Bay Area’s only Lithuanian restaurant to permanently close

$10,000 raised overnight to help save San Francisco’s Miyako Ice Cream

Beachside Coffee Bar & Kitchen permanently closes in the Outer Sunset

First brewery in Jack London Square closes permanently

University of California system names 1st Black president

Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over rule barring international students from online-only classes

The main beneficiaries of artificial intelligence success are IT departments themselves

One in four enterprises will be all-cloud companies within a year

If you wanna make your own open-source chip, just Google it. Literally. Web giant says it’ll fab them for free

It’s not a Windows 10 release without something breaking so here’s a troubleshooter for your OneDrive woes

Windows 10 2004 update block confusion: ‘Your PC settings aren’t supported’

How to Access Your Wi-Fi Router’s Settings

Someone is working very hard to dress up Kamala Harris’ Wikipedia page, report finds

Infosec community disagrees with changing ‘black hat’ term due to racial stereotyping

Facebook and WhatsApp pause Hong Kong user data requests

Pleasant Plains teacher resigns after racist comments, attorney says

Springfield alderman’s controversial comment draws ire of colleagues

Brazilian Senate passes fake news bill

Mary Kay Letourneau, teacher jailed for raping student, dies

Viral video shows man kicked out of Carmel Valley restaurant for racist remarks

Michael Lofthouse, CEO of Solid8, apologizes for racist tirade against Asian American family

San Francisco tech CEO kicked out of Carmel Valley restaurant following racist rant caught on camera

Man fired after blocking Latino man from entering his own apartment building

Police investigate California woman seen delivering anti-Asian rants in several videos

Torrance Tirade: More encounters reported with woman in anti-Asian rant on video