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September 28, 2020

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: 'Bomb on donkey' used to ambush Borno governor

Militants from an Islamic State-linked group strapped the animal with explosives in Borno state.

Trump coronavirus adviser Atlas fires back against Redfield criticisms, says advice based on 'current science' | Fox News

EXCLUSIVE: Special Adviser to President Trump Dr. Scott Atlas fired back at criticisms leveled against him and his role on the Coronavirus Task Force on Monday, defending his record and expertise while maintaining that his advice to the president is based on the current science.

One man's effort in building a dictionary for over 40 years

The story of a massive Kannada dictionary created by V. Krishna single handedly over four decades, and its accidental discovery and open sourcing at an unlikely place, a stock brokerage.

A flight attendant was jailed in the UK for dealing drugs after she lost her job due to the coronavirus pandemic

The flight attendant, who was laid off during the coronavirus pandemic, was short on cash when a romantic partner recruited her to act as a courier.

[Eugene Volokh] Mother's "Islamophobic" Remarks About School Board Member Yield Ban from School District Property

(at least unless she gets case-by-case permission to enter that property). But a federal district judge has correctly held that this likely violated the First Amendment.

Elon Musk has softened his usual hatred of fossil fuels, saying he feels bad for hating on oil and gas

Musk suggested that people working in oil and gas couldn't have predicted the climate crisis.

Fact check: Thousands of ballots were not sent to dead people or pets in Nevada, Virginia

A viral Facebook post falsely claims 500,000 mail-in ballots in Virginia and 200,000 in Nevada were sent to dead people and pets.

Hacker News, except for cloud news

All the cloud news fit to print!

Census Bureau says operations will conclude by October 5

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Monday evening that he intends to conclude the 2020 census on October 5, more than three weeks earlier than expected after a federal judge reinstated the October 31 end date.

Police officer who choked black man during stop will never serve again

Officer captured on camera saying he had choked Desmond Marrow

Looking Up Words with DICT

I learned a new word yesterday: chyron. I had use a search engine to find its definition, because dict(1) didn’t find it. (While writing this it occurs to me that maybe macOS’ Dictionary.app has it...

Smart Locks Could Make Heartless COVID Evictions More Efficient

Like most internet of broken things products, we've noted how "smart" door locks often aren't all that smart. More than a few times we've written about smart lock consumers getting locked out of their own homes without much...

Vampires Vs. The Bronx Pits Kids Against the Monsters in Their Midst

If Attack the Block had vampires instead of aliens, and took place in New York instead of London, it might look like Vampires vs. the Bronx.

New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster | Environment | The Guardian

Breakthrough that builds on plastic-eating bugs first discovered by Japan in 2016 promises to enable full recycling

White House announces major improvements in coronavirus testing (again)

“We are now at an inflection point in testing,” said Adm. Brett Giroir, a Department of Health and Human Services official who is in charge of testing on the White House coronavirus task force.

Suspected ransomware attack hits one of the largest hospital networks in the US

One of the US's largest healthcare providers has been hit by what looks like a highly coordinated ransomware attack.

Rebound and reflection in Wuhan as virus claims million lives

As the coronavirus claimed its millionth life, people in Wuhan expressed sadness Monday at the continuing global impact of the pandemic -- more than nine months after it emerged in the central Chinese city.