You take the low road—I'll take the 1200-person bus on stilts. Pros: Basic concept—raised passenger compartment that allows "bus" to use regular roads while cars travel beneath it—seems like a fun solution for getting to the faster-than-a-traffic-jam speeds of dedicated rail without, you know, the cost of dedicated rails. Cons: Trying to imagine a city in the United States that simultaneously has the density to need a 1200-person bus and the height clearance to allow something this tall to travel freely about town. Even if you scaled it down to a smaller passenger size, I don't see this fitting under freeway overpasses or even beneath the electrical lines that hover over wide avenues.
"The suspected Russian hackers behind the worst U.S. cyber attack in years leveraged reseller access to Microsoft Corp services to penetrate targets that had no compromised network software from SolarWinds," Joseph Menn and Raphael Satter at Reuters report: While updates to SolarWinds' Orion software was previously the only known point of entry, security company CrowdStrike… READ THE REST
Elon Musk, at it again. The Tesla CEO and social media shitlord tweets he once approached Apple CEO Tim Cook about buying Tesla, but says Cook 'refused to take the meeting.' Musk says he reached out to Cook "during the darkest days of the Model 3 program" to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla… READ THE REST
Apple is temporarily shutting down all of its California retail stores, as the COVID-19 outbreak becomes dire throughout the state. From Reuters: Apple Inc has temporarily shut all of its 53 stores in California amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, a spokesman said on Saturday, expanding previously announced closures. The company said on Friday it was… READ THE REST
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Sony, Variety, MTV, and The New York Times are on board. The Rolling Stones, Snoop Dogg, and Katy Perry too. Mercedes-Benz, Disney, and yes, even Star Wars. They're all instantly recognizable brands that use WordPress as the engine to run their iconic website locations. It's no exaggeration to call WordPress the engine that runs the… READ THE REST
To be clear, cigarettes are not illegal. But if you're a smoker in America, it can probably often almost feel that way. Anyone carrying a lighter or the visible bulge of a cigarette pack tucked in a shirt pocket is all but guaranteed to get some side-eye in 2020. But hey, we've all got our… READ THE REST