The Daily Populous

Thursday July 11st, 2019 evening edition

image for London's anti-Uber taxi protest brings traffic to standstill

Thousands of taxi drivers brought part of central London to a standstill in protest at rival service Uber - a mobile phone app.

The drivers are angry about what they regard as a lack of regulation of the use of apps such as Uber.

The app works out the cost of journeys and cab drivers say it is the same as using a taxi meter, which only black cabs are legally entitled to use.

The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) also said part of the demonstration was about highlighting the length of training - between four and seven years - that taxi drivers undergo before being licensed.

He added that two drivers had been arrested and 10,000 drivers had attended the protest.

But Scotland Yard denied any arrests had been made and Transport for London estimated that about 4,000 drivers had taken part.

Organisations including the Rail and Maritime Transport union, London Cab Drivers Club and Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) were represented at the protest. »

‘They can't stop all of us': More than 250K pledge to storm Area 51 to uncover alien secrets

Authored by

The U.S. Air Force facility commonly known as Area 51 is shown in a satellite image, alongside an alien sculpture in Baker, California, also known as the “Gateway to Area 51.”

- More than 250,000 people have signed up to attend a Facebook event planning a raid on Area 51 in southern Nevada to “see them aliens.”.

Will anyone take the “Storm Area 51” Facebook event seriously and actually show up at the heavily-guarded site with 24-hour surveillance?. »

Endangered rhino numbers ‘soar by 1,000%’ in Tanzania

Authored by
image for

And elephant populations have risen by nearly half in five years, thanks to a blitz on illegal ivory hunters, the president’s office said.

However, British wildlife experts were cautious, saying the rise in rhino numbers was likely to be down to imports, rather than breeding.

However, last year trade in ivory in China became illegal, leading to a decline in poaching and pushing down ivory prices. »

Former Tesla employee admits uploading Autopilot source code to his iCloud

Authored by
image for

His legal team argued he “made extensive efforts to delete and/or remove any such Tesla files prior to his separation from Tesla.”

According to a joint filing from the two parties that was also filed this week, Tesla has subpoenaed documents from Apple.

The company claimed Cao began uploading “complete copies of Tesla’s Autopilot-related source code” to his personal iCloud account late last year. »

NASA shuts off systems on Voyager 2

Authored by
image for

They still get their power from the same three radioisotope thermoelectric generators, or RTGs, that have served them for years.

Mission controllers have had to make some tough calls about which instruments to prioritize, and recently made the call to turn off heating for Voyager 2’s cosmic ray instrument.

The instrument itself is still functioning for now, despite operating at conditions of negative 74 degrees Fahrenheit, when it was only tested down to negative 49 degrees. »