February 3, 2024

The news you need to know. Saturday, February 3, 2024.

My human-curated roundup of this week’s news.

Woman sues husband for not showering. Well that stinks.

Brains and brawn: Neanderthals and humans coexisted.

Trucking company owner busted for installing GPS on cop cars to track whereabouts.

Cyclist killer stung by ad for yoga instructor. She gets 90 years instead of a job.

Paramedics catch guy who stiffed 127 restaurants by faking a stroke.

Would you rather be hot or cold? (By state).

Fascinatin’: World cell tower distribution map.

Woman survives falling in dumpster and being compacted by garbage truck.

Scientists find organic matter in asteroid sample. What do you bet there are already microplastics in there too.

Congresswoman sounds alarm over unchecked gambling boom.

Meanwhile: Fanduel to list on NYSE.

Musk implants Neuralink in human. Hopefully the guy had medical assistance.

Amazing: Klezmer band, free Kosher food at Palestinian restaurant in NYC. If people ran the world instead of politicians…

Inspiring: Man in iron lung for 70 years got his law degree and plans to travel the world.

Those we lost: Native novelist Scott Momaday, 89. Broadway sensation Chita Rivera, 91. CBS Correspondent Charles Osgood, 91.


SPORTS

Jet suit race is on.

Photo essay: Ice fishing huts of Canada.

Chain smoking marathoner banned for unhealthy habit.

Man training for a marathon with fridge on his back stopped by police. An strangely, he’s training to break the record of another marathoner with a household appliance strapped to his back.


THE SATURDAY SOCIAL

Ex-twitter refuses to be responsible in anything…but Taylor Swift searches.

UMG removes Taylor Swift and Drake from TikTok as royalty talks break down.

Zoom launches Apple Vision Pro conferencing.

Living on the free web: Twitteriffic folks creating Tapestry, a reader app for fediverse and rss. Gotta love those trying to keep the web free.


ARTIFICIAL IGNORANCE

Google Lumiere AI video. Faked reality got one step closer.

Is ChatGPT leaking sensitive user information?

Study: Robots that speak the local dialect more likely to be trusted.

Delivery robot damages car, flees.


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