Episode 135: Big Sewer

Grumpy Old Bens

Big Tech blinks and gives into Australia, natural gas vs. electricity, hackers try to poison a city’s water, the Windows registry, math is racist, diversity, tracking , and more on this episode of Grumpy Old Bens!

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NOTES / LINKS:

4 dead, 10 wounded in Chicago shootings this weekend
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/2/13/22281442/chicago-weekend-shootings-feb-12-15-gun-violence-crime-homicide

Horrific pileup involving 16 cars cuts Daytona 500 short, shocks viewers
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/daniel-suarez-one-of-16-drivers-involved-in-crash-at-daytona-500

This Blizzard Exposes The Perils Of Attempting To ‘Electrify Everything’
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2021/02/15/this-blizzard-exposes-the-perils-of-attempting-to-electrify-everything/?sh=4b186ee97e15

When iMessages Aren’t Private: Government Raids Apple iCloud In A Dark Web Drug Investigation
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2021/02/15/when-imessages-arent-private-government-raids-apple-icloud-in-a-dark-web-drug-investigation/?sh=38ea348817ab

Big Tech Blinks: Google, Facebook Scramble for Australian News Content Deals
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/15/big-tech-blinks-google-facebook-scramble-for-australian-news-content-deals/

Hackers tried poisoning town after breaching its water facility
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-tried-poisoning-town-after-breaching-its-water-facility/

Are Cops Playing Music While Being Filmed to Trigger Copyright Filters?
https://torrentfreak.com/are-cops-playing-music-while-being-filmed-to-trigger-copyright-filters-210210/

‘Weaponised by Woke Activists’ — UK Police Recorded 120,000 ‘Non-Crime Hate Incidents’
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/02/15/uk-police-recorded-120000-non-crime-hate-incidents/

Most websites make it hard to reject all tracking in violation of GDPR (From the no-shit-sherlock dept)
https://www.zdnet.com/article/cookie-consent-most-websites-break-law-by-making-it-hard-to-reject-all-tracking/

New Australia Broadcasting Co (ABC) “diversity” rules
https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/abc-issues-new-diversity-rules-for-tv-content/news-story/e59a83c73eb882d8f8ce444b9e5f0874

Upgrading Mac to Big Sur (macos 11.2) without enough free HDD results in endless boot loop
https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/08/psa-upgrading-a-mac-to-macos-big-sur-without-enough-space-can-result-in-data-loss/

“It’s too hard to censor podcasts”
https://www.theverge.com/22273071/podcast-moderation-apple-spotify-podbean-steve-bannon

“Math is still racist!” — Oregon teachers’ union
https://www.foxnews.com/us/oregon-education-math-white-supremacy

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