At the time, several military programs had the goal of reaching great distances. But in order to reach that goal, such programs needed the ability to track the rocket throughout the range, Starr said. Should something go wrong, rocket engineers also wanted to be sure that rockets would land benignly, preferably in an ocean. … [Read more...] about Why do rockets launch from Florida?
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The fierce competition is prompting a wave of consolidation, which ultimately could lower the costs of resource-sucking promotions and competition for drivers. The Dutch company Takeaway.com closed its $7.8 billion purchase of Britain’s Just Eat in January; Uber Eats is selling its Indian business to Zomato; and Germany’s Delivery Hero late last year spent $4 billion to buy South Korean service Woowa. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journalreported that Uber was in talks to acquire Grubhub; together, the companies would control roughly 45 percent of the US market—about even with reigning US champ DoorDash. … [Read more...] about Everyone’s ordering delivery, but apps aren’t making money
It’s hard to capture just how badly this order mangles free speech and the entire legislative process. But one of its worst flaws is a common one: making rules that assume every website is Facebook. We’ve said over and over that Section 230 is not “a gift to big tech companies.” It’s a gift to the internet. Trump’s order makes that clearer than ever — because unlike even a fairly similar proposal from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), its “online platform” definition explicitly targets all websites, not just the biggest by users or revenue. … [Read more...] about Let’s go through Trump’s terrible internet censorship order, line by line
A Black Lady Sketch Show It’s met universal acclaim and features some of the most talented comedians and writers working today, including Quinta Brunson, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, Amber Ruffin, and more. A Black Lady Sketch Show is giving us the content no one else can like the Basic Ball fashion show that celebrates depressed women (“Eeyore in Dior”) at their finest. Its sketches are full of surprises that reach way beyond the initials jokes, providing miles of glorious shade for bad and okay bitches alike. … [Read more...] about The Best HBO Originals on HBO Max (May 2020)
Then along comes Apple and the first iPhone. It took the idea of a smartphone and added extras like a full web browser and access to YouTube along with an amazing all-glass design that ditched the QWERTY keyboard and replaced it with a 10-digit multi-touch on-display version. (Wow, that's a lot of hyphens in one sentence.) People went crazy over it. Not just Apple die-hards, but anyone with an interest in tech either had or wanted an iPhone. … [Read more...] about How BlackBerry built Android but Apple perfected it