Joe the “Techie”, Starlink Failed and Google Green with Rage

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It’s all the same 52 billion dollars… Joe Biden, constantly denigrated for his supposed inefficiency, managed, remember, to get Congress to vote, with the support of some Republicans, on a huge plan to support semiconductor manufacturers, whose scarcity threatens all American industries and in particular the automotive industry as well as defense. The Washington post recalls that in 1990 the United States still supplied 37% of the planetary production of these electronic components, against only 12% today. This huge outlay could allow the country to recover. A considerable obstacle remains: the lack of manpower and, above all, of specialized engineers.

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Oh yes, while we’re at it! The same grandpa Joe Biden, reputed to be good for the hospice, also, incidentally, got the vote for his so-called law Inflation Reduction Law. Does the name sound a little boring? Under the guise of lowering energy prices, it includes the biggest global warming project ever launched by a US government: $369 billion – certainly less than the president’s $2 billion – in aid taxes earmarked for renewable energy, the control of greenhouse gas emissions and, of course, the promotion of the electric car.

The package of measures could contribute to a 40% drop in carbon dioxide emissions before 2030. But the electric car component, which offers a tax credit of $7,500 per vehicle, is drawing ungrateful complaints from the industry. automotive news. Because this tax flower is reserved for sedan buyers priced below $55,000 or $80,000 for large SUVs or pickup trucks. However, the most profitable models exceed this price.

Another serious problem: the batteries, like 40% of their components, must also be American or come from countries linked to a free trade agreement with the United States. Representatives of the automotive industry guarantee that 70% of available models will not be able to meet these criteria before 2026 at the earliest. But considering the tax incentives also offered to battery producers’ investments, a miracle cannot be ruled out.

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Elon Musk didn’t have enough trouble with his bizarre attempt to take over Twitter. The head of space operator SpaceX has just been denied nearly $900 million in federal government grants for its Starlink system. This network of 2,700 satellites already placed in orbit now gives Internet access to 400,000 customers, explains the street newspaperbut it was also supposed to provide a Wi-Fi connection to 650,000 rural American homes deprived of good quality service in 35 states.

The Federal Communications Commission, which distributes subsidies to operators wishing to bridge this “digital divide”, justified its decision only in general terms, stating that it cannot “fund projects that do not provide the expected connection speed or do not meet the criteria”. The high price of the satellite domes needed to connect to Starlink, $600 each, certainly didn’t help Elon Musk’s case.

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A 17-year-old girl and her mother are charged by Nebraska justice. The first because she had an abortion, the second out of complicity because she bought drugs used for illegal abortion online for her daughter. We pass you the twists of the case described by vice ; let’s just specify that the criminal acts predate the Supreme Court’s decision nullifying the Roe jurisprudence vs. Wade, who legalized abortion since 1973. The teenager exceeded the 24-week limit then in effect and buried the fetus clandestinely. The ruthless prosecutors, to clear up these accusations, only had to ask Facebook to deliver the messages exchanged by the mother and daughter. The social network swears that it was unaware that this request was intended to condemn women for the crime of abortion, but the controversy is just beginning.

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Between Google and Apple, the current no longer flows, says Business Insider. In question, the petty discrimination inflicted by iPhones, which display messages exchanged on their network in blue, but color text messages from Android phones with an infamous green bubble, and reduce the quality of video exchanges between the two systems to a minimum. Apple would thus seek to stigmatize the supposedly antiquated users of the rival system in order to convert them to the iPhone.

But the humiliated raise their heads. The rapper Drake, in his latest work entitled Texts turn green (the text messages turn green), he sees this color dispute as a metaphor for the lack of communication between the lovers. In turn, Google adds ironic comments to this clip in an ad that censors “for the super talented engineers at Apple” refuse the use of the most modern standard in terms of cellular communication, the RCS, which is capable of guaranteeing the perfect transfer of videos and different media between phones. No ugly green blister.

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