News and other Things I’ve found interesting July 16th 2020

Looks like I made it to another Thursday somehow. House situation still royally screwed. Bank still overdrawn and bills overdue. My old Samsung Galaxy S5 is refusing to connect to AT&T network again. Have no clue why.

Samsung Galaxy S5 gyroscope broken

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Recognize the progress of high speed rail project and drop the term ‘boondoggle’

Daniel Krause US High Speed Rail 2015 Spring Midwest High Speed Rail Association Meeting

MHSRA Julius Parod South Korean high speed rail presentation

Jordan Horwitz DePaul University “Gravity Model” for predicting ridership

Midwest High Speed Rail Association

Amtrak Passenger Rail Stations Museums Trolleys High Speed Rail Commuter Trains

NYC Partnership Sets Sights on Mass Transit Health, Safety

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter account gets hacked as part of massive crypto scam

Tesla Motors’ website and Twitter account were hacked Apr. 25th 2015

Bill Gates and Elon Musk just had their Twitter accounts hacked in apparent crypto scam

Elon Musk and Bill Gates hacked to tweet bitcoin scam

A Twitter Hacking Spree Hits Musk, Obama, Apple, and More

Collabera hacked: IT staffing’n’services giant hit by ransomware, employee personal data stolen

Would most stores in the United States accept $1 coins?

Disgruntled Domino’s customer pays for £25 pizza in 2P COINS after firm ‘made him feel like a criminal’

Waitress’s brutal ratings of A-list celebs she’s served from Kylie Jenner to Gigi Hadid

As the FCC finally starts tackling its dreadful broadband maps, Georgia reveals just how bad they are

FCC lines up $16 billion for broadband across entire US. Well, except New York because, screw them, right?

You call Verizon. A Google bot answers. You demand a human. The human is told what to say by the bot

Just 21% of security pros haven’t considered quitting their current job

You’re testing them wrong: Whiteboard coding interviews are ‘anti-women psychological stress examinations’

NASA chief says Russia ties ‘solid’ as Moscow’s space chief rejects U.S.-led moon program

Lego’s Buildable Nintendo Entertainment System Is a Perfect Storm of Childhood Nostalgia

The Full Lego Super Mario Launch Lineup Will Run You Nearly $600

Canadian Pirate Site Blockade No Longer Blocks Original Domains

TekSavvy Appeals First Canadian Pirate Site Blockade

Federal Court Approves First ‘Pirate’ Site Blockade in Canada

Airbnb asks people to donate money to landlords, backlash ensues

Amazon has shed as much as $113 billion of market value in just 3 days (AMZN)

Google: OK, OK, we pinky promise not to suck Fitbit health data into the borg. Now will you approve the sale?

Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students in face of firestorm of opposition

Your Car Is Spewing Microplastics That Blow Around the World

Atmospheric transport is a major pathway of microplastics to remote regions

Cornish drinkers catch a different kind of buzz as pub installs electric fence at bar

New Volkswagen ID.3 Cost of Ownership vs. Renault Megane & Skoda Octavia

Tesla Semi is leading the charge toward the phase-out of diesel trucks

Unrestored 109-year-old motorcycle sets auction record at $225,000 – still looks brand new

Joe Biden unveils aggressive $2tn climate and jobs plan

Siting Council hears revised plan, environmental concerns on proposed Waterford solar facility

With all the empty factories and industrial areas creating brownfields. I continue to wonder why companies are allowed to develop – undeveloped properties for new projects.

Why Trump’s rollback of the US’ most vital environmental law is bad for all of us

Trump looks to curb landmark environmental act for projects

“Chewing robot” could one day test medicated gum

UK to purge Huawei from 5G by end of 2027

myGov digital ID integration in limbo as DTA misses target rollout date

Carnival to Raise $1.26 Billion in Debt for COVID-19 Relief

Is your Apple Music app draining your iPhone battery? This is what you can do – Video

Grant Imahara, ‘MythBusters’ host and electrical engineer, dies at 49

Nakotah LaRance (1989 – 2020), actor and champion hoop dancer

Nakotah LaRance 2018 World Hoop Dancing Championship

World-class hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance, onetime Cirque performer, dies at 30

World-class hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance dies

‘A tremendous talent with an enormous, generous heart’

Most motorcyclists will no longer have to wear helmets on Missouri roadways

Water fluoridation: what does the rest of the world think?

Australia weighs further coronavirus curbs as outbreak grows

Oklahoma’s governor says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Did a woman die trying to find Fargo’s buried treasure?

Tornado in Minnesota filmed in this unbelievably close encounter
Mom gets 5 weeks in prison for son’s online class cheating

Teens are dressing up as mask-wearing grandmas to try to score alcohol

Wife in Decatur arrested after police say she hit husband who won’t do dishes

Duo accused of beating Connecticut hotel worker charged with hate crimes

Couple, wanted in attack on Black woman at Mystic hotel, arrested in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Use of Tasers on restrained inmates in St. Louis County jail prompts calls for investigation

Four people found dead in north St. Louis

I have been a few blocks down street from that location several times at The Ready Room.

Morale of St. Louis officers ‘being drained’ in challenging time for police, chief says

Parson says the McCloskeys ‘had every right’ to wave guns and shout at protesters

Trump says ‘more white people’ are killed by police than African Americans

New Jersey sexual assault suspect caught on video fleeing scene

Sexual battery suspect caught on video as he flees the scene, cops say

Decapitated, dismembered body of tech CEO found in NYC apartment, sources say

Who was Fahim Saleh, the tech CEO brutally dismembered in NYC?

Harvey Weinstein: judge rejects $19m settlement with some accusers

Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail in Jeffrey Epstein-related sex abuse case, will stay locked up pending trial

Judge halts federal execution of man over claim he suffers from dementia

Judge halts federal execution and orders further evaluation of mental competency claims

Member of neo-Nazi group pleads guilty to ‘swatting’ conspiracy against journalists, minorities

Protests in Allentown, PA, After Officer Filmed Kneeling on Man’s Neck Outside a Hospital

Dad and teen stepson kill each other in Far Rockaway shooting: NYPD

China vows retaliation after Trump ends preferential status for Hong Kong

U.S. coronavirus data is funneled away from CDC, sparking worries

ACCJ urges Japan to end ‘double standard’ re-entry rules

Lavender and lake

Property magnate Harry Macklowe skips rent at Mort Zuckerman’s GM Building

Hamptons newspapers The Independent, Dan’s Papers to merge

JCPenney to cut 1,000 jobs, shutter 152 stores