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Archive for May 15th, 2018

May 15th, 2018 - 9:42 pm § in Hypocrisy

Tesla: It was a human error to depend on the robot

Elon Musk admits that Tesla relied on ‘excessive automation,’ says ‘humans are underrated’ BY TAYLOR SOPER on April 13, 2018  Tesla relied too much on robots, and not enough on humans. That’s what Elon Musk admitted on Friday, tweeting that “excessive automation at Tesla was a mistak[...]

May 15th, 2018 - 12:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

WTO Breaks Up Bromance Between Trump and Macron?

Trump’s demeaning comments about the  Word Trade Organization may now test The Don’s bromance with President Marcon. The WTO ruled today that Airbus has failed to fix the harm done to Boeing from European government loans used to develop its A380 and A350 jets. The U.S. said it will now[...]

May 15th, 2018 - 10:44 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Repugnants

Opening Trump Jerusalem

How the world sees us … As it actually was ….[...]

May 15th, 2018 - 10:33 am § in Misc.

Tom Wolfe, 1930-2018

Author and social critic Tom Wolfe, best known for The Right Stuff, a nonfiction book about aviation pioneer Chuck Yeager and the Mercury astronauts, died yesterday. Wolfe’s other works include The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, the novel Bonfire of the Vanities, a couple of lesser-known nove[...]

May 15th, 2018 - 9:48 am § in Misc.

Experts theorize MH370 was murder-suicide

A team of aviation experts has concluded the pilot of the missing Malayasian Airlines 777 probably deliberately crashed the plane. Telltales include a devious weaving flight path to evade radar, a wing dip near the captain’s hometown for a last look, and the lack of any distress calls. Read st[...]

May 15th, 2018 - 9:02 am § in Schools & Colleges

WSU sacrifices wolves and academic freedom on the altar of medical school politics

Eastern Washington ranchers don’t like wolves. Worried a wolf researcher’s work might harm legislative support for its planned medical school, WSU paid the researcher $300,000 to take a hike. Emails revealed some state senators linked WSU’s medical school funding to silencing the r[...]