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11.17.2017

“Live music is better.” 
– Neil Young




 
Elon Musk Reveals Updated 250 MPH Tesla Roadster Alongside Electric 18-Wheeler Truck  Its unveiling came as a complete surprise since Tesla was initially presenting its new electric 18-wheeler truck before Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” came on, the lights went out, and the Roadster came shooting out of the back of Tesla’s new truck. - High Snobriety

Facebook removes ‘delete post’ option from the desktop web version  Dozens of reports suggest that those using the web-based version of Facebook on a desktop machine can no longer delete posts. We have checked this, and it certainly appears to be the case — “hide from timeline” is there, but “delete” is gone. - Venture Beat

Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS Robot Is Now a Backflipping Cyborg Supersoldier  Boston Dynamics posted a video of its ATLAS humanoid robot performing incredible jumps and backflips. This brief one-minute video shows the robot jumping on and off platforms, spinning in the air, and performing a perfect backflip. - Gizmodo

Jeff Immelt regrets GE's corporate jet practice: 'It was never something I approved'  Former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt said Thursday he regrets the company's practice of having an empty jet follow him on trips. "It's a practice that, in retrospect, I wish we hadn't done," Immelt told Axios' Mike Allen at an event. - CNBC

Analysts flee Wall Street with gallows humor as research changes loom  Major global investment banks have slashed their equity research budgets by more than half, from a peak of $8.2 billion in 2008 to $3.4 billion in 2017, according to Frost Consulting. The top 10 banks are expected to cut those budgets by another 30 percent in the near term, due largely to MiFID, McKinsey projects. - Reuters

Harvard’s Days as the World’s Richest School May Be Numbered  With an endowment that currently totals around $37 billion, Harvard University has for decades firmly grasped the mantle of world’s richest school. However, over the past decade, Harvard’s endowment—fed by donations and investment returns—has grown by less than 2 percent while rivals have made bigger strides. - Bloomberg

Kremlin says not yet known if Putin will seek re-election  Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday it was not yet known if Russian President Vladimir Putin will run for re-election when his term ends next year. - Reuters

Williams-Sonoma is buying a 3-D imaging and augmented reality startup for $112 million  Williams-Sonoma, the home furnishings company that also owns the West Elm and Pottery Barn retailers, has agreed to acquire the San Jose-based startup Outward for $112 million in cash. Five-year-old Outward specializes in replicating physical products in high-quality 3-D imagery that can be used for visual merchandising on retail websites and apps. - Recode
 
 An Exhaustive Guide on How to Not Get Hacked.
Do you really want Newman wagging his little finger at you one day? Or worse yet, having him watch you through your webcam, that you didn't even realize was on? Scary.

Some of the tips? Don't use flash, but do still use antivirus. How to check if an attachment is dangerous before downloading it, and the one cell phone that's as safe as you can get from threats. Maybe also send this article to your parents? The prince of some foreign nation has a great investment opportunity they said. They'll mail a 10x return in all cash to your house, they said. 
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