Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Chris Stokel-Walker

In Russia, Western Planes Are Falling Apart

An Airbus A320-232 with the tail number YU-APH made its first flight on December 13, 2005. Since then, the aircraft has clocked millions of miles, flying routes for Air Deccan, Kingfisher Airlines, Bingo Airways, and Syphax Airlines before being...

The World Has Too Much Stuff

After the famine, the flood. The past two years have been blighted by supply shortages—with just-in-time retailers struggling to ship their goods, electronics manufacturers staring down a shortage of computer chips, and supermarkets struggling to fill their shelves. Now,...

Johnny Depp Has Become a Full-Circle Meme

For the past nine weeks, Johnny Depp was TikTok. And TikTok was Johnny Depp. Now, after just one post thanking his fandom, his new account has more than 12 million followers. If the defamation suit the actor brought against...

The Tricky Business of Elon Musk Getting Twitter Fire-Hose Access

Elon Musk’s never-ending attempt to take over Twitter has taken yet another weird turn as the social media platform appears to have acceded to the entrepreneur’s request to gain access to a “fire hose of” internal data held by...

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