The Round Up: Mach Comeback, McHack, Legal Commas

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In case you missed them, here’s a round up of some interesting tidbits from around the world this week.

Supersonic Travel May Be Making a Comeback

Assuming Congress eases the prohibition of overland supersonic flights, we may have Mach 1 travel within the decade. New materials and aerodynamics may mean a 2-hour cross-country flight from New York to Los Angeles.

The Oxford Comma Goes to Court

Jennifer and I have some differences of opinion regarding the use of the Oxford comma. A Maine law concerning overtime pay was challenged by a group of dairy drivers. The court ruled the drivers were entitled to additional compensation because the law was ambiguous by the lack of an Oxford comma. I think it’s safe to say the drivers agree with me about the value of AP style.

McD’s Twitter Got McHacked

McDonald’s official twitter account was hacked this week and the people responsible are clearly not fans of Donald Trump. And although this most certainly caused a great deal of scrambling on their part, Twitter users had a field day with it.

What We Are Reading/Watching

My next read will be When Breath Becomes Air while Jennifer just finished American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.

We are binge watching Better Call Saul – Season 1-2 in preparation for Season 3 which starts April 10. (We will ignore the fact that Jennifer never watched Breaking Bad: The Complete Series and allow her a small chance for redemption!)

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About Jim Ogden

Jim is an information technology strategy consultant who has traveled extensively for client projects. Despite having logged many miles for business, it is the personal travel he most values. When traveling for pleasure, Jim prefers to seek out the authentic soul of the places he visits. His favorite travel memories are not of the tourist-friendly areas but rather the places off the beaten-path. As an expat and foodie, Jim brings a perspective of writing based on maximizing the experience of traveling.

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