Thursday, June 29, 2023

Gladys: Tesla leak reportedly shows thousands of Full Self-Driving safety complaints

Gladys Berejiklian and the ICAC tapes: we’ve obtained new phone intercepts between Maguire and Berejiklian never played at ICAC’s public inquiry. You can listen to them here, along with all the key calls heard at ICAC

What the Berejiklian case says about ‘corrupt’ spending

Political corruption is no longer about brown paper bags

Former New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian and ex-Liberal MP Daryl Maguire engaged in serious corrupt conduct when they were a couple, the state's corruption watchdog has found.

Some of the text messages in the #ICAC report 🫣🫣MAGUIRE: Glad, even when you are the Premier I am the boss alright. BEREJIKLIAN: Yes I know.

Gladys Berejiklian ICAC: Daryl Maguire's pet name for former Premier in loved-up texts

Gladys Berejiklian was not unlucky in love. She stuffed up something far more precious.

The former NSW premier’s eagerness to please Wagga Wagga wild boy Daryl Maguire shines on the tapes. What cavern of loneliness took a woman who ruled her world to this?

Gladys Berejiklian was not simply brought low by a bad boyfriend. She has been found to have acted corruptly | Anne Davies

  Scientists Just Figured Out How This Deadly Superbug Hides Inside Us.

  Study finds that the human brain reactivates mental representations of past events during new experiences.

 “The Sublimity of it charms me!” — John Adams. Circa 1770s

 Orwell Prizes 

       They've announced the winners of this year's Orwell Prizes, including the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, which went to The New Life, by Tom Crewe. 

  A cholesterol-lowering alternative to statins reduces deaths from heart disease, new study finds. “Bempedoic acid, which was approved in 2020 by the Food and Drug Administration, is not as effective as statins, which are considered the gold standard in treating high cholesterol. However, many people stop or refuse to take statins because of possible side effects such as muscle pain, headaches, sleep problems and digestive problems.”

Why Today’s “Best” Writers Don’t Have Readers

Want to be a novelist here in 2023? Well, there are thousands of people on hand to encourage you, tutor you and wave you on your way. Unfortunately, you are liable to end up writing for the very audience most writers want to avoid — people like yourself. - The Critic

Dutch archaeologists find 4,000-year-old shrineDW

Lab-grown meat could be served up for dinner soon. What does it taste like? CNN 

Why Runa Indigenous people find ‘natural parenting’ troubling aeon 

 Highlights Weekly on cyber security issues, June 17, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. 

Four highlights from this week: The dos and don’ts of using home security cameras that see everything; Social Engineering And The Disinformation Threat In Cybersecurity; The US Is Openly Stockpiling Dirt on All Its Citizens; and The Expert’s Guide to Online Privacy in 2023.

 OceanGate: Insufficient prototype testing?
Henry Baker
 Henry Petrokski, Whose Books Decoded Engineering, is dead at 81
Richard Sandomir via PGN
 Why is There a Data Trust Deficit?
 92% of Programmers Use AI Tools: Survey
Steven Vaughan-Nichols
 ChatGPT can now generate working Windows 11 keys for free
 Do chatbot avatars prompt bias in health care?
 OpenAI Sued for Libel Over ChatGPT's Hallucinations
 Is America Ready For AI-Powered Politics?
 What could go wrong? - The people paid to train AI are outsourcing their work ... to AI
Technology Review
 Waymo Robo-Taxi Kills Dog in San Francisco
DMV Report
 LockBit digital gang named top ransomware threat by Canada and other nations
 TV meteorologist quits after receiving threats and harassment over climate change coverage
 Continuing cover-up of elections software breach in Coffee City, GA
Douglas Lucas
 Re: Tesla leak reportedly shows thousands of Full Self-Driving safety complaints
Steve Bacher
 My book won an award
Space Rogue
 Info on RISKS (comp.risks)