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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, which handles one out of seven containers shipped globally, said the Petya cyber attack had caused outages at its computer systems across the world on Tuesday. The attack came as computer servers across Europe and in India were hit by a major ransomware attack. ... The breakdown affected all business units at Maersk, including container shipping, port and tug boat operations, oil and gas production, drilling services, and oil tankers, the company said. ... With a fleet of more than 600 container vessels, Maersk is the world's biggest shipping company with a market share of around 16 percent.

The creator of marmalade-loving Paddington Bear, Michael Bond, has died at his home on Tuesday after a short illness. He was 91. Bond's beloved creation first appeared in A Bear Called Paddington in 1958 -- a stowaway from "Darkest Peru" who arrived at London's Paddington train station wearing a sign that said: "Please look after this bear. Thank you." He has appeared in 20 books, a TV series and movie. Thirty five million copies of the books have been sold and translated into 40 languages, including Latin, where he's known as Ursus Nomine Paddington. read more

The Houston Rockets have acquired Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers for Sam Dekker, Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, DeAndre Liggins, Darrun Hilliard, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Wiltjer, a 2018 first-round pick and $661,000. Houston acquired Hilliard (from Detroit) and Liggins (Dallas) in exchange for cash considerations just to immediately trade them. Since joining the Clippers in 2011, Paul was All-NBA first team three times, All-NBA second team two times and All-Defensive first team six times.

Jonathan Cohn, Huffington Post: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday came right out and said what so many Republicans are probably thinking ― that taking Medicaid away from able-bodied adults is no big deal, because they can go out and find jobs that provide health insurance. Apparently nobody has told Conway that the majority of able-bodied adults on Medicaid already have jobs. The problem is that they work as parking lot attendants and child care workers, manicurists and dishwashers ― in other words, low-paying jobs that typically don't offer insurance. Take away their Medicaid and they won't be covered. read more

The maker of vegan mayonnaise has been working on getting lab-made meat onto dinner tables everywhere. It's just that nobody knew about it. Hampton Creek -- a company that built its name on plant-based condiments and vegan-friendly cookie doughs -- today revealed that, for the last year, it has been secretly developing the technology necessary for producing lab-made meat and seafood, or as the industry likes to call it, "clean meat." ... Just a pound of clean meat -- grown inside high-tech industrial vats -- can easily cost thousands of dollars. A pound of lab-made beef would have cost $1.2 million per pound to sell in 2013. In four years, the price of lab-grown meat has fallen by 99% -- but it's still higher than your usual animal-reared meat. read more


You keep misstating Mozilla's mission, which is available here:


It's not about "freedom of thought." It's about promoting free software, open source, open Internet standards and browser privacy.

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