This is our new edition of Daily Update where we’ve, once again, collected five more or less important news, opinions and articles of the day. So, what do we have here? We have one article about EgyptAir Flight 804 that recently vanished off radar with 66 people aboard, one about the business of too much TV, one about why Brooke Sample and Shira Ovide hate their iPhones, one about the memories of a stripper and one about the fact that you don’t need to be good at video games to enjoy them. That’s right.
CNN: EgyptAir Flight 804 Vanishes Off Radar With 66 People Aboard
EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished off radar on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard, the airline said Thursday. The plane was flying at 37,000 feet when it lost contact with radar above the Mediterranean Sea, the airline tweeted. Somber family members gathered at the Cairo International Airport, seeking word on their loved ones. Buses ferried them to a special hall, where translators and psychiatric support awaited. The Egyptian navy is conducting search and rescue operations with help from Greece.
Vulture: The Business Of Too Much TV
In Hollywood, the tweets and email alerts from industry trades trumpeting the announcements of superstar actors and showrunners attached to flashy TV projects roll out with almost numbing regularity now: Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange team up for FX, Amy Adams heads to HBO, Drew Barrymore joins Timothy Olyphant for a Netflix comedy. About 1,300 miles across the border, Vancouver is so slammed with production that pop-up stages have sprouted up all over “Hollywood North.” In Georgia, the demand for personnel is so high producers can’t afford to give crew members a single day off. If they do, they might lose them forever to the competition.
Bloomberg: I Hate My IPhone
I have an iConfession: I hate my iPhone. It wasn’t always so. I loved it once and now I hate it the way I can only hate an old flame. I remember the first soft touch of a virtual keyboard in 2009. I pine for my innocent infatuation with the wonder of iTunes. Today? I’m mad at the way my apps shut down while in use, at the texts that don’t send, at an iTunes that doesn’t sync. I’m cranky about poky performance. My overall experience is just … slow. What happened to the iPhone I loved?
The Guardian: As A Stripper I’ve Spent Two Decades Naked, And This Is What I Learnt
Is working as a stripper honestly empowering? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself since I quit stripping 18 months ago, after spending two decades naked. It’s also a question I had a vested interest in not asking while I was still gainfully employed. I hated the popular belief that sex workers were oppressed and without agency, victims in need of rescuing. When I started stripping in the back bar of a Christchurch brothel at 18, I was in control of my decision to get nude – or so I thought.
Rock Paper Shotgun: You Don’t Need To Be “Good” At Video Games To Enjoy Them
A really unpleasant gaming trend is getting louder and louder of late, where it’s considered of vital importance to observe when other people are “bad” at games. And of course insinuating that one is “good” at them at the same time. Such an attitude reveals an extraordinarily narrow-minded view of gaming, and indeed of humanity. It’s really time for it to stop.
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