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Cybertruck Deliveries Reportedly Stopped After Terrifying Incident

Cybertruck Deliveries Reportedly Stopped After Terrifying Incident

“It held the accelerator down 100 percent, full throttle.” Tesla has reportedly stopped delivering all Cybertrucks to address a glaring issue with the controversial vehicle’s accelerator pedal. A video making the rounds on social media shows a Cybertruck owner discovering the cover of his accelerator pedal had come off — a longish piece of metal that seemingly wedged itself into the front of the footwell while he was driving. “It held the accelerator down 100 percent, full throttle,” the user reported. Fortunately, he pointed out that hitting the brake pedal “overrides” the accelerator pedal, and he was able to slow down. “But every time I lifted the brake, it would accelerate again,” the owner said. “So I stopped the car, and put it in park.” Shortly afterward, the owner discovered the culprit: the roughly five-inch piece of metal that had come off the accelerator. Needless to say, it’s a glaring safety oversight that could easily lead to a collision. That’s not to mention the Cybertruck’s ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in around three …

How Iran’s attack on Israel was stopped | Israel

How Iran’s attack on Israel was stopped | Israel

Iran’s widely anticipated missile and drone attack was defeated with the orchestrated help of the US, UK and Jordan who, alongside the Israeli military, ensured that all but a handful of ballistic missiles were neutralised overnight. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Sunday that about 360 missiles and drones were fired from Iran and that “99% of the threats” had been intercepted in a successful defence mission that may have cost Israel £800m – but will have saved many lives and dented Iran’s military credibility. Iran’s plan appears to have been to try to overwhelm Israel’s system of air defences with a complex attack of the type employed by Russia against Ukraine, but on a much vaster scale. It comprised relatively slow-moving drones, faster cruise missiles and high-speed ballistic missiles capable of travelling several times quicker than the speed of sound. Though the attack was well telegraphed, with Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, saying on Sunday it had given neighbouring countries 72 hours notice, its size was notable. Roughly three times a large-scale Russian …

Macron says France and its allies ‘could have stopped’ the 1994 Rwanda genocide

Macron says France and its allies ‘could have stopped’ the 1994 Rwanda genocide

A worker stands near victims’ bones recovered from pits which were used as mass grave during 1994 Rwandan genocide and hidden under houses in Kabuga, in the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda on April 9, 2019. YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP President Emmanuel Macron believes France and its Western and African allies “could have stopped” Rwanda’s 1994 genocide but did not have the will to halt the slaughter of an estimated 800,000 people, mostly ethnic Tutsis, the presidency said on Thursday, April 4. In a video message to be published on Sunday to mark the 30th anniversary of the genocide, Macron will emphasize that “when the phase of total extermination against the Tutsis began, the international community had the means to know and act”, said a French presidential official, asking not to be named. The president believes that at the time the international community already had historical experience of witnessing genocide with the Holocaust in World War II and the mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey during World War I. Macron will say that “France, which …

What Americans Lost When They Stopped Going to Church

What Americans Lost When They Stopped Going to Church

This is Work in Progress, a newsletter about work, technology, and how to solve some of America’s biggest problems. Sign up here. As an agnostic, I have spent most of my life thinking about the decline of faith in America in mostly positive terms. Organized religion seemed, to me, beset by scandal and entangled in noxious politics. So, I thought, what is there really to mourn? Only in the past few years have I come around to a different view. Maybe religion, for all of its faults, works a bit like a retaining wall to hold back the destabilizing pressure of American hyper-individualism, which threatens to swell and spill over in its absence. More than one-quarter of Americans now identify as atheists, agnostics, or religiously “unaffiliated,” according to a new survey of 5,600 U.S. adults by the Public Religion Research Institute. This is the highest level of non-religiosity in the poll’s history. Two-thirds of nonbelievers were brought up in at least nominally religious households, like me. (I grew up in a Reform Jewish home that …

10 Senators Could Have Stopped Trump

10 Senators Could Have Stopped Trump

In late June of 2022, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former Trump-administration aide, provided testimony to the congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol. This testimony was unnerving, even compared with previous revelations concerning Donald Trump’s malignant behavior that day. Hutchinson testified that the president, when told that some of his supporters were carrying weapons, said, “I don’t fucking care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the fucking mags away.” He was referring to the metal detectors meant to screen protesters joining his rally on the Ellipse, near the White House. Explore the May 2024 Issue Check out more from this issue and find your next story to read. View More Hutchinson also testified that Trump became so frantic in his desire to join the march to the Capitol that at one point he tried to grab the steering wheel of his SUV. This assertion has subsequently been disputed by Secret Service agents, but what has not been disputed is an exchange, reported by Hutchinson, between White House Counsel …

TechScape: How one man stopped a potentially massive cyber-attack – by accident | Technology

TechScape: How one man stopped a potentially massive cyber-attack – by accident | Technology

How was your Easter bank holiday? Did you use it well by, for instance, preventing a globally destructive cyber-attack? No? Try harder, then. This weekend, a cautious, longstanding and very nearly successful attempt to insert a backdoor into a widely used piece of open-source software was thwarted – effectively by accident. From Dan Goodin at Ars Technica: Researchers have found a malicious backdoor in a compression tool that made its way into widely used Linux distributions, including those from Red Hat and Debian. Because the backdoor was discovered before the malicious versions of xz Utils were added to production versions of Linux, “it’s not really affecting anyone in the real world”, Will Dormann, a senior vulnerability analyst at security firm Analygence, said in an online interview. “BUT that’s only because it was discovered early due to bad actor sloppiness. Had it not been discovered, it would have been catastrophic to the world.” The attempted hack is what is known as a “supply chain” attack. By carefully and slowly pushing updates to a little-known compression tool …

I stopped apologising for my poor German, and something wonderful happened | Ying Reinhardt

I stopped apologising for my poor German, and something wonderful happened | Ying Reinhardt

I have prefaced every conversation with, “Entschuldigung, mein Deutsch ist noch nicht so gut” (“I’m sorry, my German is still not very good”) since I moved to Hermsdorf, a little village in east Germany in 2015. Its purpose was to act as a disclaimer upfront so that the German person I was talking to wouldn’t expect me to articulate complicated ideas or respond promptly and accurately to everything that was said. But mostly, my opening line was a plea for mercy, a signal that I was still learning the language and would greatly appreciate it if they spoke more slowly and clearly. They would always graciously reply: “Ja, Deutsch ist eine schwere Sprache.” German is a difficult language, they all agreed. And for the longest time, that was true. Growing up in Kuala Lumpur as Malaysian Chinese, I speak English almost natively, given that Malaysia was once a British colony. I also speak Malay, Malaysia’s official language, and Mandarin and Cantonese because I needed to communicate with my grandparents. Before moving to Germany, I already …

My Ex Threatened Me With Revenge Porn — How I Stopped Him | Arianna Jeret

My Ex Threatened Me With Revenge Porn — How I Stopped Him | Arianna Jeret

In October 2019, Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) announced her resignation from Congress “amid an ethics inquiry into allegations that she had an intimate relationship with a congressional staff member in her office.” The story of 32-year-old Hill’s extramarital affair only broke after nude photos of her were leaked in an act of nonconsensual pornography, more commonly known as revenge porn. If you haven’t heard the term before, you’re not alone. I didn’t learn its meaning until my near brush with Internet-era devastation at the hands of an angry man. Go ahead. Wag your finger at me and tell me I should know better. Just know that I am not going to apologize, and I do not feel ashamed. RELATED: Sorry, Not Sorry: 3 Tips Learned From Threats of Revenge Porn Yes, I sent naked selfies to my boyfriend. Now, my ex-boyfriend. Of course, I knew sending them was a risk — a risk I gave thought to before doing it. I considered that my career focuses on divorce and relationships, that if worse came to worst …

I stopped drinking three months ago – it’s not as simple as the internet makes it look | Ashe Davenport

I stopped drinking three months ago – it’s not as simple as the internet makes it look | Ashe Davenport

At a glance, sobriety looks pretty on social media – and relatively simple to achieve. A quick search for sober motivation will send you off on a stream of brightly coloured listicles that advise making plans that don’t involve alcohol, spending time with friends who support your choices, trying new things (like mocktails!) and going for a walk to combat alcohol cravings. The posts are often accompanied by a white-toothed influencer who is standing on a mountain in a bikini. The internet paints a picture of sobriety that has been smoothed around the edges, with an occasional snag of vulnerability; a woman pushing her toddler on a swing with the caption “I was buzzed on vodka here”; a word tile that reads: “I realised that inebriated women are easier to control.” The darkness creeps in, but then it’s back to normal programming; memes and hashtags and journalling at sunrise. I stopped drinking three months ago under the illusion that it would be as simple as buying leggings with the offer code sobergalclub. But I have …