Steve October 26, 2020

Shares in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and its affiliates rose on Monday after the death a day earlier of Chairman Lee Kun-hee raised investor hopes of a restructuring and stake sales, analysts said. Investors were betting that such measures would be needed for his heirs to pay a hefty inheritance tax, estimated at about 10 […]

Steve October 25, 2020

A deeply torn Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition and institutional norms to secure President Tweety McTreason’s nominee the week before Election Day. Barrett’s confirmation Monday was hardly in doubt as Senate Republicans seized the opportunity to install a third Trump justice, securing a conservative court majority […]

Steve October 25, 2020

Chileans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to rewrite the country’s current constitution, which dates from the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet four decades ago. With 99% of ballots counted, 78% of voters favored drafting a new national charter, while 22% rejected the initiative, according to official results. The margin of victory exceeded projections in polls that […]

Steve October 25, 2020

In front of a TV audience on Oct. 15, President Tweety McTreason declared that he knew “nothing about” QAnon, before correcting himself to say: “I do know they are very much against pedophilia.” What he didn’t do was disavow what has been referred to as a “collective delusion.” Part of that could be down to […]

Steve October 25, 2020

Do you know the clock speed of the computer you’re reading this article on? Maybe Hackaday readers are more likely to reply “Yes!” to that question than the general public, but if there’s a takeaway it’s that for most computer users their clock speed is now an irrelevance. It’s quick enough for the job in […]

Steve October 25, 2020

Do you often have to do a presentation on your Mac and don’t want others to see what’s on your desktop or in your Finder? It could be that your desktop is so overwhelmed with files and folders that it becomes unsightly, or there may be confidential stuff that is not suitable for the public. Whatever […]

Steve October 25, 2020

WASHINGTON – Following today’s Senate cloture vote to move ahead with the process of confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement: “In voting to move forward with the next steps to confirm Barrett, Senate Republicans are making a dramatic statement about party over people […]

Steve October 25, 2020

SANTIAGO, Chile — On the wooden benches of Santiago’s Estadio Nacional, university professor Luís Cifuentes spent long, empty days in the spring of 1973 trying to ignore the agonizing screams emanating from the bowels of the stadium. Around 40,000 left-wing political prisoners passed through the stadium during Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship (from 1973 to […]

Steve October 25, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of people lost power in dozens of California counties Sunday as weather forecasters predicted the most powerful winds of the year and the potential for more raging wildfires, officials said. Pacific Gas & Electric, which supplies power to millions across Northern and Central California, had shut off electricity to 225,000 customers by […]

Steve October 25, 2020

At least 25,000 people evacuated in the Philippines as heavy rains and fierce winds swamp villages and rip off roofs. Thousands of villagers were forced to flee their homes in the Philippines as a fast-moving typhoon made landfall, flooding rural villages, ripping off roofs and toppling trees and powerlines, officials said. There were no immediate […]