The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 6th, 2018 day edition

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Yesterday, Rihanna tweeted her disapproval after learning that President Donald Trump had been playing her music at his rallies.

Her legal team has since sent Trump a cease and desist letter for playing songs including “Don’t Stop the Music” at multiple political events, Rolling Stone reports.

“As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music,” her legal team reportedly wrote in a letter sent to Trump’s White House counsel.

The letter continues by claiming that Trump’s use of her music “creates a false impression that Ms. Fenty is affiliated with, connected to or otherwise associated with Trump.”.

Pharrell’s lawyers recently sent the president a cease and desist letter after Trump played “Happy” at a campaign event shortly following the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Axl Rose called out the president for his unauthorized use of Guns N’ Roses’ songs. »

Energy cost of 'mining' bitcoin more than twice that of copper or gold

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In bitcoin’s case, for instance, the currency is backed by “miners” due to the absence of a centralised authority confirming transactions.

These miners effectively enter a competition to waste the most electricity possible by doing pointless arithmetic quintillions of times a second.

The new paper is the first to look at the mining efforts from the point of view of energy cost per dollar benefit. »

Trump’s “Incredible” Foxconn Deal Turns Out to Be a Another Massive Con Job

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If Wisconsinites ever see a return on their investment, it’ll be in 2042 at the earliest, according to analysis from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.

Except, as Kaufman reports, the Foxconn deal will actually create far fewer jobs, and most of them will not be of the blue-collar variety.

Foxconn has already replaced sixty thousand workers who were earning roughly $2.50 an hour in China. »

U.S. regulator demands companies take action to halt 'robocalls'

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FILE PHOTO - Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2018.

In May, Pai called on companies to adopt an industry-developed “call authentication system” or standard for the cryptographic signing of telephone calls aimed at ending the use of illegitimate spoofed numbers from the telephone system.

Pai’s letters raised concerns about some companies current efforts including Sprint, CenturyLink, Charter, Vonage, Telephone and Data Systems Inc and its U.S. Celullar Corp unit and Frontier Communications Corp. »

Japan's youth suicides hit 30-year high

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Suicides by Japanese youth have reached a 30-year-high, the education ministry said on Monday, even as overall suicide numbers have steadily declined over the past 15 years.

A total of 250 children in elementary school, middle school and high school killed themselves in the fiscal year through March, up from 245 the previous year, according to a ministry survey.

"The number of suicides of students have stayed high, and that is an alarming issue which should be tackled," said ministry official Noriaki Kitazaki. »