The Daily Populous

Sunday May 8th, 2022 evening edition

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On a WWE earnings call this week, chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon expressed the company's commitment to videogames, including its pursuit of a project "in the roleplaying game space.".

"We were extremely pleased with the relaunch of our premium videogame console franchise, WWE 2K," said McMahon.

WWE 2K22 was a commercial and critical success, with the highest Metacritic scores on both Xbox and PlayStation platforms in franchise history, with over 5.6 million hours viewed on Twitch to date.".

Could we see something centered on a full career/story mode, taking a garage gym nobody to the heights of Sports Entertainment superstardom?

Maybe it could have a BioWare-style morality system, with a Heel/Face meter and party approval from the other wrestlers in your stable.

We probably shouldn't get too ahead of ourselves though, especially given where McMahon takes the gaming portion of the presentation next:.

"We also continue to evaluate the metaverse, both walled-garden environments that already exist, as well as decentralized properties," McMahon said. »

Forward Decision Advantage: Mission Command in Warfighting and Intelligence

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Mission command is the concept of allowing the forwardmost commander – regardless of rank – freedom to execute the mission according to their own judgement.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that analytical “mission command” inadequacies were behind the Russian intelligence failures in the lead up to the invasion.

The Ukrainian intelligence services will probably learn lessons from their close collaboration with allied intelligence services, and much as the military has almost certainly absorbed the value of mission command on the battlefield, if Ukrainian intelligence is smart, it will absorb similar lessons around analytic “mission command”. »

“Infamous” Bellevue cat wins large settlement due to conflict of interest

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The owner of a notorious cat in Bellevue named “Miska” won a $125,000 settlement from Bellevue and King County following a three-year court battle.

Miska’s neighbor claimed the cat has killed “dozens” of pets over the last seven years, including ducks, chickens, and rabbits.

Danieli’s attorneys also believed Miska’s violations should be voided because the City of Bellevue did not properly update its domestic cat code. »

Earth’s CO2 hits highest recorded level in human history

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Atmospheric CO2, driven higher in large part by burning fossil fuels around the world, is one of the major causes of the climate crisis.

CO2 levels fluctuate over the course of the year, with highs around late spring.

NOAA notes that CO2 is currently increasing about 100 times faster than other periods in geological history that have seen more natural increases in carbon dioxide. »