Francis Scott Key Bridge Disaster

Some interesting tidbits.

DOJ Suing Apple for Monopolistic Practices

Anticompetitive practices in one of the most competitive of markets.

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The Internet Isn’t Dead

It’s just resting.

Life During Cultural Wartime

Never waste a tragedy.

DeSantis Pandering to the Deplorables

Out Trumping Trump is possible because of Trump.

The Ever-Shifting Media Landscape

BuzzFeed, Disney, and others are making big cuts.

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Silicon Valley Bank Too Big to Fail?

Here we go again.

WokeGPT?

The controversial AI has some interesting programming quirks.

The Paul Pelosi Video

Why was it released to the public?

Elon Musk Becomes First Person Ever to Lose $200 Billion

But did he ever really have it?

Elon Musk “African American of the Year”

So proclaims American Greatness.

Elon “Free Speech Absolutist” Musk

I don’t think that means what he thinks it means.

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A Meme For Monday

The launch of a new feature… featuring Drake!

Monday Morning Tabs

Some links to peruse.

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Quick Takes

A few stories to consider.

Musk Acquires Twitter, Fires Executives

The social platform beloved of the intellectual class is about to undergo radical change.

Musk Could Cripple Content Moderation

Planned staff layoffs concern those who fear a free-for-all.

Post-Weekend Tab Clearing

Cleaning the slate for a new week.

Twitterless

Elon backs out.

Crypto Crash

The bubble may have burst.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

Content Moderation, Free Speech, and Community

Unlimited dialog makes conversations harder.

William Shatner, 90, Becomes Oldest Man in Space

He boldly went where no nonagenarian had gone before.

Joe Rogan, Bernie Sanders, and the Intellectual Dark Web

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

SpaceX Unveils Model Of Ship It Would Send To Mars

SpaceX unveiled a model of the “starship” it would send to Mars but there’s still a lot of work to do.

Antifa Terrorist Killed While Attempting to Blow Up ICE Facility

A strangely under-publicized story.

The Russia-Right Wing Talking Point Cycle

How insidious talking points spread in the modern media environment.

NASA And SpaceX To Offer Civilian Rides To International Space Station

For the first time in more than thirty years, NASA is preparing to unveil a program to allow civilians to travel to the International Space Station.

SpaceX Begins Deployment Of Satellite-Based Internet

Earlier this week, SpaceX deployed the first 60 satellites in a network that could result in Internet access from virtually anywhere in the world.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Test Flight Ends With Spot-On Splashdown

The first test flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon appears to have been an all-around success.

Crew Dragon Launch A Success For NASA And SpaceX

A successful launch for SpaceX and NASA and a successful beginning to the return of American manned spaceflight.

A Crucial Test Flight For NASA And SpaceX

Early tomorrow morning, NASA and SpaceX will be testing a crucial part of America’s return to manned space flight.

Elon Musk Settles SEC Lawsuit, Will Step Aside As Tesla Chairman

Elon Musk has apparently come to his senses. At least for now.

Elon Musk Sued For Fraud Over Aborted Plan To Take Tesla Private

The legal troubles for Tesla’s Elon Musk just got a lot more serious.

Trump Announces ‘Space Force.’ Now What?

Seemingly out of nowhere yesterday, the Commander-in-Chief ordered the Pentagon to create a fifth service.

America’s Going Out of the Car Business

Ford, GM, and Chrysler are all moving almost exclusively to trucks, SUVs, and crossovers.

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy, Another Advance In The Space Race

Yesterday’s Falcon Heavy Launch was a near-complete success and another amazing advance in the race to the stars.

SpaceX Now One Of The World’s Most Valuable Privately-Held Companies

In a short period of time, SpaceX has become a huge success, as has the commercial space launch industry.

Withdrawal From The Paris Accords: Much Ado About Nothing?

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords was neither the big win his supporters claim nor the disaster his critics fear.

SpaceX Wants To Send Civilians To Orbit The Moon, By The End Of 2018

An ambitious plan to return men to the Moon in less than two years.

SpaceX Successfully Launches Cargo To ISS, Returns First Stage To Drone Ship At Sea

Another historic launch and return by SpaceX.

Will Autonomous Vehicles Lead To A Ban On Human-Operated Cars And Trucks?

As autonomous vehicles near the point where they’ll become a presence on American roads, are we approaching a day when it will largely be illegal for people to drive their own car?

SpaceX Pulls Off Historic Launch And Return Of Rocket After Delivering Satellites Into Orbit

Last night, SpaceX successfully launched a rocket to the edge of space, deployed cargo, and returned to Earth. A huge and potentially revolutionary accomplishment.

Elon Musk Beneficiary of $4.9 Billion in Government Subsidies

Billionaire wunderkind Elon Musk has had a lot of help from taxpayers.

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