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Evening Reading - April 29, 2020

It's that time of night when Asif actually posts an article. Evening Reading is here!


Hey Shacknews, it's time for Evening Reading Let's officially close out our day of posting. Please take a look.

In case you missed it at Shacknews:

Salesforce cancels Dreamforce 2020 in San Francisco

The annual event was set to take place in November, but Salesforce announced today that the event will instead go on in "new and virtual ways." This is one of the biggest events of the year in San Francisco, drawing in nearly 200,000 attendees. Tech bros and sales people as far as the eye can see.

Elon Musk calls Stay-at-Home restrictions "fascist"

On the Tesla Q1 2020 earnings results conference call, Elon Musk went on a rant several times about the ongoing restrictions placed on the Fremont factory in California. "This is the time to think about the future, and also to ask, is it right to infringe upon people's rights as what is happening right now?"

Musk continued, "I think the people are going to be very angry about this and are very angry. It's like somebody should be, if somebody wants to stay in house that's great, they should and they should not be compelled to leave. But to say that they cannot leave their house, and they will be arrested if they do, this is fascist. This is not democratic. This is not freedom. Give people back their god damn freedom."

Elon brought up the COVID-19 quarantine restrictions again, saying "So the expansion of the shelter in place or, as frankly I would call it, forcibly imprisoning people in their homes, against all their constitutional rights, but that's my opinion, and breaking people's freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong, and not why people came to America or built this country. What the fuck! Excuse me. It's outrage, it's an outrage. It will cause great harm not just to Tesla, but to many companies. And while Tesla will weather the storm, there are many small companies that will not."

Quality Cat Content

Nessie butt scratches are super effective.

A Special Performance of "Rainbow Connection" from Kermit the Frog

Thanks, Kermit.

Massive lineup of oil tankers off the coast of California

This is what contango looks like. Floating storage prices are skyrocketing right now.


Nah, Google.

QuakeCon warned us

We should have never left Mars.

Judge rules Michigan stay-at-home order doesn’t infringe on constitutional rights

So, maybe shut up, Elon Musk.

There you have it, Shacknews. Your Evening Reading for April 29, 2020. Please consider subscribing to Shacknews Mercury to support our site for as little as $1/month. Here is a photo of short video of Lola to brighten your night.

Lola is the best dog.
Lola is the best dog.

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Asif Khan is the CEO, EIC, and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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