Tuesday 08.08.17

"Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything, or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting." — Jim Carrey


North Korea details plan to fire missile salvo toward Guam  North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. If carried out, it would be the North’s most provocative missile launch to date. - Associated Press

Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada  Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. - Reuters

Americans Have a Record $12.7 Trillion Debt Load  Household debt outstanding -- everything from mortgages to credit cards to car loans -- reached $12.7 trillion in the first quarter, surpassing the previous peak in 2008 before the effects of the housing market collapse took its toll, Federal Reserve Bank of New York data show. - Bloomberg

See how your country’s internet speeds stack up in this new monthly global ranking  Speedtest.net compiled international data into a monthly report called the Speedtest Global Index, which is a that ranks the broadband and mobile speeds for each individual country in the index. - Tech Crunch

Goldman to use 'personality test' for hiring decisions  Goldman Sachs Group Inc plans to begin using a "personality test" as part of the hiring process for positions in its banking, trading and finance and risk divisions, a senior Goldman executive said on Wednesday. - Reuters

Pilotless planes could save airlines $35 billion, UBS says  Pilotless planes could not only be a future method of transport, but an economically-beneficial one too, according to new research by Swiss bank UBS which claims that they could save airlines billions of dollars. - CNBC

644,000 Old Warrants Scrapped for Crimes Like Public Drinking  Yestersay in a sweeping coda to those policing practices, more than half a million outstanding warrants for minor charges dating back at least 10 years were dismissed in a coordinated effort by New York prosecutors to ease the enduring effects of that era. - New York Times

  Jim Carrey and His Artistic Talents Are Going Viral in the New Mini-Documentary: I Needed Color

Jim Carrey is one of the funniest humans on earth. He's also no dilettante with a paintbrush and a canvas, and this mini-doc highlights his philosophical outlook on life, and how he's portraying emotion through art. We think this is a must-watch. 
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