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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: LC on March 25, 2020, 05:57:56 PM

Title: What else is going on?
Post by: LC on March 25, 2020, 05:57:56 PM
With the C-word dominating the news, just some other things going on in the world which may be relevant:

The EARN IT act may potentially ban end-to-end encryption:
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/03/13/earn-it-act-threatens-end-to-end-encryption/

A massive locust swarm is tearing through part of the world:
https://www.npr.org/2020/02/21/807483297/why-are-swarms-of-locusts-wreaking-havoc-in-east-africa

Spain is in the midst of a corruption scandal:
https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-03-16/spains-king-felipe-vi-renounces-fathers-inheritance-over-foundation-link.html

Putin going full dicktator, changes Russian constitution to remove presidential term limits:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/world/europe/russia-putin-president-for-life.html

Title: Re: What else is going on?
Post by: arcube on March 25, 2020, 06:35:15 PM
I have been watching this. I cannot believe how everyone was so well dressed. Enjoy.

A Trip Through New York City in 1911

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ1OgQL9_Cw

Title: Re: What else is going on?
Post by: meiroy on March 25, 2020, 11:22:40 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/spacex-aiming-for-may-astronaut-launch-will-reuse-crew-dragon.html

SpaceX is “gunning for May” to launch NASA astronauts on its first spaceflight with crew
Title: Re: What else is going on?
Post by: dpetrescu on March 26, 2020, 07:07:43 AM
In developing news, a pre-emptive quarantine has been announced for Mars. A strict 6 foot separation has taken effect for the entire population on Mars. When outside, astronauts are now required to wear spacesuits to avoid spreading the virus.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/spacex-aiming-for-may-astronaut-launch-will-reuse-crew-dragon.html

SpaceX is “gunning for May” to launch NASA astronauts on its first spaceflight with crew
Title: Re: What else is going on?
Post by: Jurgis on March 26, 2020, 07:56:18 AM
In developing news, a pre-emptive quarantine has been announced for Mars. A strict 6 foot separation has taken effect for the entire population on Mars. When outside, astronauts are now required to wear spacesuits to avoid spreading the virus.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/spacex-aiming-for-may-astronaut-launch-will-reuse-crew-dragon.html

SpaceX is “gunning for May” to launch NASA astronauts on its first spaceflight with crew

If we had listened to Elon and established a colony on Mars, we would have a chance to survive!