Comic for February 21, 2019

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Venezuela crisis could spark surge in infectious diseases: study

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:56
A humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating the re-emergence of malaria, Chagas disease, dengue, Zika and other dangerous infectious diseases and threatens to jeopardize 20 years of public health gains, experts warned on Thursday.
Categories: Health

Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:45
NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new government report, threatening the U.S. bid to revive its human spaceflight program later this year.
Categories: Technology

Elon Musk would rather sit in freeway traffic with Autopilot than use Waze

Mashable - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:38

While making bold predictions about full self-driving cars during a podcast session with an investment firm this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk also shared how he gets around – in a very Tesla way.

In the conversation with ARK Invest — a Tesla shareholder that wrote a stern letter to Musk after he tweeted about taking Tesla private — Musk said Tesla vehicles would be capable of self-driving by the end of this year and that by the end of 2020 human drivers wouldn't have to pay attention while the car drives and you could even take a nap until arriving to your destination.

#Autonomous cars are coming sooner than you think. Don't just take my word for it, listen to @elonmusk on the latest @ARKInvest #FYIpodcast. Thanks again for sitting down with @CathieDWood and me!

— Tasha Keeney (@TashaARK) February 19, 2019

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Dropbox expects drop in first-quarter operating margin, shares fall

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:27
File sharing and storage company Dropbox Inc forecast a drop in current-quarter operating margins from a year earlier, sending its shares down nearly 11 percent in extended trading.
Categories: Technology

Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder litigation

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 00:08
Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line.
Categories: Health

Baidu beats estimates on strong growth in marketing business

Technology News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:02
Chinese search engine operator Baidu Inc beat Wall Street estimates for fourth quarter revenue and profit on Thursday, aided by strong growth in its online marketing business.
Categories: Technology

Doug Bowser is the new president of Nintendo of America and the jokes are rolling in

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:47

Reggie Fils-Aimé is retiring as president and COO of Nintendo of America, Nintendo announced Thursday, and Doug Bowser is taking over.

Yes, his last name is Bowser. Yes, people are making jokes about it.

Bowser on his first day as president of Nintendo of America

— Rhiwion (@rhiwion) February 21, 2019

SEE ALSO: Nintendo is reportedly working on a smaller, more portable Switch

Bowser, who was previously Nintendo of America's senior vice president of sales and marketing, is stepping into big shoes. Fils-Aimé filled that role for 13 years, quickly becoming a much-beloved face of the company in the West. Read more...

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Pinterest confidentially files for IPO: WSJ

Technology News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:39
Online image search site Pinterest Inc has confidentially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Categories: Technology

This space harpoon could be a solution to our growing space junk problem

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:31

The RemoveDEBRIS mission has successfully tested a harpoon that was designed to capture space junk in orbit. This marks the second successful attempt for the research team. In September 2018, they deployed a net that wrapped itself around an orbiting piece of debris.  Read more...

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Neptune's newfound mini moon may have been created by comets

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:29

Astronomers refer to it as "the moon that shouldn't be there." Read more...

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Dropbox beats quarterly revenue estimates

Technology News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:20
File sharing and storage company Dropbox Inc on Thursday beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue and profit, benefiting from an expanded customer base and higher revenue per user.
Categories: Technology

People are thirsting over this unnervingly hot statue of shirtless Abe Lincoln

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 21:59

Good news everyone. Abe Lincoln is hot. 

At least this statue of him is. A rock-hard Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, graces the Los Angeles federal courthouse. The 8-foot-tall young Lincoln, shirtless as can be, gazes down at the viewer in pure, unadulterated horniness. In one hand he carries a book, while the other plays with his waistband, as if he's inviting you to both take off his pants and educate yourself on the intricacies of American democracy.

If an Abercrombie and Fitch model could read, it would be the Hot Abe statue. 

Reminder that the Los Angeles federal courthouse has a statue of Abraham Lincoln where he's a shirtless young stud suggestively tugging at his waistband like a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model:

— Zack Stentz (@MuseZack) February 20, 2019

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'Jeopardy!' fans are freaking out over the new format for its 'All Star Games'

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 21:49

Since the dawn of the the show, Jeopardy! has followed basically the same structure. When Alex Trebek appeared on the premiere of the Jeopardy! All Star Games on Wednesday evening and called the affair "a unique event in the 35 year history of Jeopardy! programming," he sure wasn't kidding.

The quiz show decided to shake things up with "a format we have never ever before attempted," according to Trebek, for their first-ever team tournamentJeopardy! brought back all of our favorite, annoying, yet lovable competitors, and completely changed the format we've come know and love. 

The typical format of a normal episode of Jeopardy! follows three individual players, and the winner gets to play again the next night. There are three rounds of trivia. The first is Single Jeopardy, where there are six categories each with five questions worth between $200 and $1,000. This is followed by Double Jeopardy which has the same amount of questions but they're worth between $400 and $2,000. Final Jeopardy ends the program and has one question where contestants are able to bet what they've earned in the game so far. The commercial breaks take place half way through Single Jeopardy, after Single Jeopardy, and after Double Jeopardy. Read more...

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Pharmacist follow-up calls could help curb repeat hospitalizations

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 21:29
(Reuters Health) - Patients sent home from the hospital and taking multiple prescription drugs may be less likely to have repeat hospitalizations when they receive follow-up calls from a pharmacist, a small experiment suggests.
Categories: Health

How to See All the Apps You’ve Purchased From the Mac App Store

How-To Geek - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 21:00

The Mac App Store is in the midst of a revival, with Apple focusing on both it and the apps within it much more since the release of macOS Mojave in 2018. Want to use it more? Here’s how to find all your apps.

It’s easy to forget that the Mac App Store has been around for a good while now, as few people took advantage of it for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it was just an awful app to use, and secondly, developers either never sold their apps via the Mac App Store, or removed them after concluding that either the financial or technological issues it posed were just not worth the effort.

With macOS Mojave, Apple has sought to change all that by helping big-name apps join the Mac App Store and simultaneously giving it a sizeable lick of paint. It also gets much more editorial attention from within Apple now, too, with apps regularly featured to help boost sales. That’s all great for developers, and eventually, it’ll be great for customers, too. That means you might want to venture back into the Mac App Store for the first time in a while, and if that’s the case, you’re going to need to download your old apps, too.

So where exactly do you do that? It’s funny you should ask…

Where to Find All of Your Apps, Including Free Apps

Anything you have previously downloaded from the Mac App Store, whether that was something you bought or was free, can be found in the same place within the newly redesigned Mac App Store. It’s a treasure trove of all you probably forgot all about, but it’s easy enough to find when you know where to go spelunking.

To get started, open the App Store on your Mac and then click the icon that represents your Apple ID. You may need to enter your Apple ID password to progress.

Here you’ll see a list of all of the apps you have downloaded. If you want to re-download one, click the cloud icon beside it. If it’s already installed, you can open it from here, too.

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Categories: IT General, Technology

A study of 'ultraprocessed foods' had some bleak results

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:42

A French study revealed there is a 14% higher risk of early death with each 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods consumed. Read more...

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Kingdom Hearts III continues Disney's crossover gaming magic — Games to Play Before You Die

Mashable - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:36

The latest installment of the epic pairing between Square Enix and Disney sticks to all the things that made the first two installments of Kingdom Hearts instant classics. Read more...

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Catalyst Pharmaceuticals defends $375,000 drug price after Bernie Sanders rebuke

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:35
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc, rebuked by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for its high drug prices, on Thursday defended its $375,000 treatment for a rare disease, saying the price was in line with similar products in the industry.
Categories: Health
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