Did anyone else think of this scene in Contact when they heard about the first Blue Origin flight crew? Can’t believe Bezos resigned from Amazon at the last possible second. Wild.
Russia has announced that – due to recent U.S. technology embargoes – Roscosmos may be unable to launch its Soyuz-MS spacecraft to service the International Space Station. “We have more than enough rockets but nothing to launch them with,” Rogozin said, in a rare admission by a senior Russian official that Western sanctions are seriously… Read More “Lift sanctions on space sector or we’ll exit space station”: Russia
I doubt this was the first time. The drone, which can be directed to detonate on impact, was operating in a “highly effective” autonomous mode that required no human controller, the New York Post said. Some weird mix of “follow me” and “failsafe” modes. Oh, and the put a claymore on the drone. Source: A… Read More Rogue killer autonomous drone ‘hunted down’ a human target: UN report
Uggggghhhhh. Maybe I should cancel my prime subscription? “If we went over a bump, the phone would rattle, the Mentor app would log that I used the phone while driving, and boom, I’d get docked,” he said. — Read on news.trust.org/item/20210319120214-n93hk/
Wha–?!? Found this video showing how zee Germans check their signal strength.
In other news, Daft Punk is still a band. Daft Punk, one of the most popular and influential groups to emerge in the past 30 years, have split up, their publicist confirms. Way to bury the lead, Hollywood. Source: Daft Punk Has Split Up, Publicist Confirms – Variety
#nottheonion Comcast to enforce 1.2TB data cap in entire 39-state territory in early 2021 — Read on arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/11/comcasts-data-cap-finally-goes-nationwide-in-expansion-to-12-more-states/
Tempting fate, I know. Definitely bad timing, but I had some time to kill. My main mobile was getting wardialed five times an hour. So I picked up. Made it 15 minutes through the first call, when another came in. I conferenced in no. 2 and let them figure out they were in the same… Read More So, I ran a “Cookie Jar” this morning
Twitter has suspended over 5,000 accounts tied to a network amplifying a message denouncing the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a “RussiaGate hoax.” According to a researcher, the accounts—most of which had only posted three or four times in the past—were connected to other accounts previously used to post pro-Saudi messages. Source: Twitter… Read More Twitter shuts down 5,000 pro-Trump bots retweeting anti-Mueller report invective | Ars Technica
German public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk reports that police and prosecutors are searching the headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt in connection — Read on http://www.latimes.com/sns-bc-eu–germany-deutsche-bank-20181129-story.html