A Rare Bald Eagle Trio—Two Dads and a Mom—Captivates Webcam Fans Audobon (Timotheus)
Two Adorably Adventurous Cats Travel All Around Japan with Their Human My Modern Met. So cute!
The impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (David L). From last year, still important.
Bart Chilton, former CFTC commissioner, 1960-2019 Financial Times (Scott)
Why Your Gas Mileage May Be Declining Forbes (David L)
Nicola Sturgeon declares ‘climate emergency’ at SNP conference BBC (martha r). Nicola Sturgeon continued to look like the most serious politician in the UK…but that’s an awfully low bar.
Summer Bummer: A Young Camper’s $142,938 Snakebite NPR (David L)
A chronic fatigue syndrome blood test can finally prove people really do suffer from the mystery disorder, study says Daily Mail. Funny, a friend who had chronic fatigue consumed a lot of salt on her MD’s advice and said it helped her.
The New Silk Roads reach the next level Asia Times (Kevin W)
‘Danger of doing a deal’: Hunt warns May Brexit agreement with Labour could alienate more Conservative MPs Telegraph. Honestly, there isn’t a deal to be done unless the Government decided to go for pure optics, since some of the things Labour wants will never fly with the EU
„Deutschland könnte Trumps Lieblingsland werden“ Bild. Talk is cheap.
5 takeaways from Spain’s election Politico
Five Things I Learned From the Mueller Report Atlantic (David L)
Trump’s Tariffs End or His Trade Deal Dies Chuck Grassley, Wall Street Journal
Trump wildly — and falsely — declares that people in Wisconsin can ‘execute’ babies New York Daily News (furzy)
Tit for Tat? Why did Mueller let Trump off the hook? Mike Whitney, Unz Review
The Democrats’ Best 2020 Economic Message Isn’t a Mystery New York Magazine (resilc)
Biden’s launch riles up Trump The Hill
Is Joe Biden ‘Electable’ or Not? Thank God, Nobody Seems to Know Rolling Stone (furzy)
Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx subpoenaed over Jussie Smollett Daily News (furzy)
The 2019 Election That Should Have Hedge Funds And Wall Street Worried Huffington Post (Tom F)
Rachel Maddow slams YouTube for recommending RT YouTube (EDH). A bit agitated but the points are sound.
Boeing Signals Additional Software Problem Affecting 737 MAX Airliners Wall Street Journal. I had to resist the urge to write this up, since NC has been giving a big dose of Boeing coverage. But I also hesitated because the story doesn’t make sense, as in there must be some missing pieces that the reporters couldn’t get their hands on. From the Journal:
Boeing Co. on Monday said certain safety alerts on its 737 MAX jets didn’t operate as airlines would have anticipated because of a previously undisclosed error on its part….
Before Monday, neither Boeing nor the Federal Aviation Administration had disclosed that an additional software glitch—rather than an intentional plan by the plane maker—rendered so-called angle of attack alerts inoperable on most MAX aircraft.
How is it that a software problem shows up on most but not all 737 Maxes? That suggests that there were differences in hardware elements, since you’d expect software to operate the same way on all planes if the relevant hardware components were identical. Am I missing something?
Major Boeing customer threatens to switch to Airbus Financial Times
Boeing boss rejects accusations about 737 Max jets that crashed Guardian (Kevin W)
Why You Should Be Worried About Tech’s Love Affair With NDAs Fortune (Dr. Kevin)
The old ‘flop house’ emerges as solution to affordable housing crisis MPR News (Chuck L). Um, why is this a surprise? In NYC, the conversion of single room occupancy hotels to rentals or condos has been cited as a factor in the rise in homelessness.
Chase bank tried to be relatable on Twitter and got absolutely dunked on Mashable (Kevin W). I recall a few years back Chase tried some sort of Twitter image-burnishing and got its head handed to it then. More proof that Chase remains firmly ensconced in its bubble.
Woodstock 50 Canceled By Its Investors NPR (David L). The title tells you how wrong this idea was…
The story of George and Ira Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess Delancey Place (Chuck L)
Antidote du jour (martha r):
And a bonus, again from martha r:
Family of harmless black bears? pic.twitter.com/3NXjm9RVxr
— NativeAmericanSoul (@Nativeesoul) April 29, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here