Hardly Anyone Wants to Ride the Las Vegas Monorail

Motherboard describes riding the Las Vegas monorail in 2008. “I was literally the only person on a train built to carry 222 people,” arguing that “the tale of the Las Vegas monorail is an allegory for almost every other monorail that exists on this planet.” An anonymous reader quotes their new report: Las Vegas has struggled to deliver on its monorail promise since the 3.9-mile track opened in 2004. The…

December 31, 2017
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Hardly Anyone Wants to Ride the Las Vegas Monorail

Motherboard describes riding the Las Vegas monorail in 2008. “I was literally the only person on a train built to carry 222 people,” arguing that “the tale of the Las Vegas monorail is an allegory for almost every other monorail that exists on this planet.” An anonymous reader quotes their new report: Las Vegas has struggled to deliver on its monorail promise since the 3.9-mile track opened in 2004. The…

December 31, 2017
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Kansas Swatting Perpetrator ‘SWauTistic’ Interviewed on Twitter

“That kids house that I swatted is on the news,” tweeted “SWauTistic” — before he realized he’d gotten somebody killed. Security researcher Brian Krebs reveals what happened next. When it became apparent that a man had been killed as a result of the swatting, Swautistic tweeted that he didn’t get anyone killed because he didn’t pull the trigger. Swautistic soon changed his Twitter handle to @GoredTutor36, but KrebsOnSecurity managed to…

December 31, 2017
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Kansas Swatting Perpetrator ‘SWauTistic’ Interviewed on Twitter

“That kids house that I swatted is on the news,” tweeted “SWauTistic” — before he realized he’d gotten somebody killed. Security researcher Brian Krebs reveals what happened next. When it became apparent that a man had been killed as a result of the swatting, Swautistic tweeted that he didn’t get anyone killed because he didn’t pull the trigger. Swautistic soon changed his Twitter handle to @GoredTutor36, but KrebsOnSecurity managed to…

December 31, 2017
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America’s Doctors Are Performing Expensive Procedures That Don’t Work

“The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half,” writes a professor of public policy at Brown University. An anonymous reader quotes his article in Vox: The recent news that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for the relief of chest pain,…

December 31, 2017
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America’s Doctors Are Performing Expensive Procedures That Don’t Work

“The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half,” writes a professor of public policy at Brown University. An anonymous reader quotes his article in Vox: The recent news that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for the relief of chest pain,…

December 31, 2017
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Three interrelated macro themes dominated this year in tech: the breakout of crypto, beginning of the end of white male dominance, and the backlash against tech (Fred Wilson/AVC)

December 31, 2017

Fred Wilson / AVC: Three interrelated macro themes dominated this year in tech: the breakout of crypto, beginning of the end of white male dominance, and the backlash against tech  —  As has become my practice, I celebrate the end of a year and the start of a new one here at AVC with back to back posts focusing … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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US trucking 2018 – a pivotal year

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, is, arguably the biggest regulatory change to hit trucking since the introduction of the commercial driver’s license in the 1980s. Photo credit: Shutterstock.   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may have less on its regulatory plate in 2018, but the agency will still have… Source: http://www.joc.com

December 31, 2017
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Ars Technica Puts Twitter, Uber On ‘2018 Deathwatch’

The editors of Ars Technica have compiled their annual list of “Companies, tech, and trends least likely to succeed in 2018… Let’s grab a Juicero and take a moment to reflect on the utter dumpster fires that we’ve witnessed over the past 12 months.” Some of its highlights: Uber. “The company is losing billions of dollars a year, with no clear strategy for getting to profitability. Uber lost $2.8 billion…

December 31, 2017
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