🏴‍☠️ Captain’s Blog - 2020-349-AM Edition

🏴‍☠️ Captain’s Blog - 2020-349-AM Edition

🌎 Planet News

  • Germany begins hard lockdown against coronavirus until at least January 10, as COVID-19 spreads: Boing Boing
  • China Moon probe starts return to Earth with lunar samples: Engadget
  • Vaccine Trust World Opinion: Maps on the Web
  • Regions experiencing Google service outages in the past hour.: Maps on the Web
  • Foreign state hackers reportedly breached the US Treasury (updated): Engadget

🏪 Business

  • An even bigger battle for gig worker rights is on the horizon: TechCrunch
  • Pornhub Just Purged All Unverified Content From the Platform: VICE US
  • An investigation finds the Nature Conservancy helping big corporations greenwash their climate reputations.: The Morning News
  • The USPS Expert Who Knew We Needed to ‘Save the Post Office’ Before Trump Attacked It: VICE US

📲 Tech

  • German Bionic raises $20M led by Samsung for exoskeleton tech to supercharge human labor: TechCrunch
  • Virgin Galactic test flight fails to reach space after failsafe landing triggered: TechCrunch
  • Reddit acquires Dubsmash: TechCrunch
  • What happens when an M1 Mac starts up?: The Loop
  • First look at the VW ID.4 Electric Vehicle - YouTube
  • Pirate IPTV Provider Must Pay DISH $15.8m in Damages: TorrentFreak
  • Amazon’s Zoox shows off its first autonomous robotaxi: Engadget
  • Amazon’s Zoox unveils electric robotaxi that can travel up to 75 mph: TechCrunch

💾 Software

🌊 Drifts

  • The No-Fcuks-Given Isolation Fun of Toyah Wilcox and Robert Fripp: Boing Boing
  • Lego Version of Hokusai’s Iconic The Great Wave off Kanagawa: kottke.org
  • Iconic Japanese woodblock print “The Great Wave” recreated in Lego: Boing Boing
  • How to make fried water: Boing Boing
  • How building a working Antikythera Mechanism might have uncovered an unknown lunar calendar: Boing Boing
  • Why Madagascar is the world’s largest vanilla producer: Boing Boing
  • An icy night in Ukraine: Boing Boing
  • The rise and fall of Peoria’s Cookie Monster: Boing Boing
  • Vocal synth with teeth is equally hilarious and horrifying: Engadget

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