Thursday, October 6, 2022

Short Takes – 10-6-22

Elon Musk’s Twitter climbdown: ‘a big pill to swallow. article. And the TWITER sale is back on…. Pull quote: “The sudden reversal marks an embarrassing surrender for the billionaire, analysts say, and an acknowledgment of the weaknesses of his case, after both parties dealt with a brutal discovery process and accusations from the other side of a lack of co-operation under the watchful eye of a no-nonsense judge in Delaware.”

OPEC+ cuts expected to inflict more pain at the US pump, spelling trouble for Democrats. article. Pull quote: “Andrew Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates, projected that for consumers east of the Rocky Mountains, this could send prices up by between 15 and 20 cents over the next week to 10 days.” Different situation on West Coast due to refinery outages.

Startup SpinLaunch aces 10th suborbital launch with high-tech slingshot. article. Unique launch technology. Pull quote: “SpinLaunch's Suborbital Accelerator system catapulted the company's flight vehicle for a brief suborbital sortie from a base at Spaceport America in New Mexico on Sept. 27. For the first time, the vehicle hosted a range of third-party experiments including from NASA, Airbus and Cornell University.”

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