McRib’s Return Memes and Jokes as Internet Divided Over McDonald’s Sandwich Comeback

The McRib comeback has McDonald’s fans divided. Those who both love and loathe the long-awaited sandwich have taken to Twitter to share memes and jokes about the return of the McRib, which will be available in McDonald’s restaurants nationwide from today for a limited time.

It’s no secret that the McRib has many fans, and its cult-status has even been documented in an episode of Family Guy.

The clip of Peter Griffin spotting a billboard for the McRib and racing back to get his family resurfaced on Twitter when the sandwich’s comeback was first announced on October 30, by Twitter user @Jamius, who said: “Since the McRib is back, here’s the best 24 seconds of television.”

Twitter user Pitucito said: “McRib gang” and shared the Pope meme, depicting Pope Francis holding the infamous McDonald’s sandwich.

On Election Day, Brent Terhune joked: “Anxious. Can’t sleep. Can’t focus. This wait is killing

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The Internet Is Clamoring for Bella Hadid’s Mystery $16.99 Dress



Bella Hadid wearing a green shirt: Please drop the link, Bella.


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Please drop the link, Bella.

Bella Hadid’s millions of followers are waiting with bated breath for the model to drop one of her secrets.

No, it’s not about her love life or even the secrets to her Zoom call looks. It’s all about the green halter dress she wore for a series of Instagram photos showing off her Michael Kors bag.

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Laura Davis: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture

Hello, I’m Laura Davis. I’m an Australian comedian who normally lives in London, but I’ve ended up unexpectedly trapped in New Zealand this year on my way back to Australia. Well, as much as you can be trapped in one of the safest places in the world.

I’ve spent most of 2020 walking around in the woods alone in the day, and scrolling through the internet to check the rest of the world is still there at night. It’s been nice but I am probably getting a bit of a Jack Torrance vibe.

London and New Zealand are great, don’t get me wrong, but I haven’t been home to Australia in years and by now I’m homesick enough that I’d probably fall to my knees at the mere waft of a sausage. In the spirit of patriotism, I’ve quarantined this list to the Aussie corner of the internet. (Full

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Alphabet’s Loon hands the reins of its internet air balloons to self-learning AI

Alphabet’s Loon, the team responsible for beaming internet down to Earth from stratospheric helium balloons, has achieved a new milestone: its navigation system is no longer run by human-designed software.



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Instead, the company’s internet balloons are steered around the globe by an artificial intelligence — in particular, a set of algorithms both written and executed by a deep reinforcement learning-based flight control system that is more efficient and adept than the older, human-made one. The system is now managing Loon’s fleet of balloons over Kenya, where Loon launched its first commercial internet service in July after testing its fleet in a series of disaster relief initiatives and other test environments for much of the last decade.

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Loon’s internet balloons are now piloted by an AI flight control system

Similar to how researchers have achieved breakthrough AI advances in teaching computers to play sophisticated video games

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What Is Section 230? Trump Threatens Veto Over 1996 Internet Service Shield

KEY POINTS

  • Section 230 protects internet services companies from indecent content posted by users
  • The bill passed in 1996, long before social media existed
  • The courts have routinely sided with social media companies in arguments against protection

President Donald Trump threatened to veto a defense bill over a 1996 law that shields websites from liability over content created by their users.

The president said he would veto the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act over Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which he called a “liability” that leaves national security and election integrity exposed to risk because of the protection it provides to “Big Tech”

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Hungarian Santas ditch the chimney for the internet

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – With Hungary under partial lockdown to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases, several local companies have started offering online meetings with Santa Claus for children holed up at home with their families.



Ozzie Canseco et al. sitting at a table: Pillmayer, dressed as Santa, talks as he interacts with children by video, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Budapest


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Pillmayer, dressed as Santa, talks as he interacts with children by video, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Budapest

One of the Hungarian companies that normally rents out Santas for families and business events has come up with several forms of COVID-19-proof meetings.

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They pre-record personalised messages and send them by post or provide online sessions with Santa greeting children from his home office with a Christmas tree and festive lights glistening in the background.

“Which child would expect that while watching some video on a laptop with Mom and Dad, suddenly Santa appears live and calls them by their names,” one of the Santas, Pal Pillmayer said.

“I think this

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JP Morgan Asset Sees Opportunities in Japan Internet Sector

(Bloomberg) — JP Morgan Asset Management’s outperforming Japan equity fund sees growth opportunities in the information and communications sector as the country lags in adopting key tools like e-commerce and digital payment.

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The firm’s $6.6 billion Japan Equity Fund is up 39% so far this year, beating almost all of its peers, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The Topix index rose 3.1% over the same period. The fund’s success has stemmed from its investments in stocks related to e-commerce and other areas that benefited from pandemic-induced demand, according to Alexander Treves, an investment specialist at the asset manager.

“Although people have an image of Japan as a high-tech society, the penetration rate of internet, e-commerce and digital payment is quite low compared to other countries,” Treves said. “We find lots of businesses in this place which aren’t cyclically attractive, but have multi-year growth prospects.”



chart: Japan Equity Fund return beats most peers


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Trump vows defense bill veto unless internet liability shield scrapped

By Nandita Bose and David Shepardson



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will veto the National Defense Authorization Act unless the bill includes a measure eliminating a federal law protecting internet companies, known as Section 230.

“If the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk,” Trump tweeted late on Tuesday.

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects internet companies from liability over content posted by users and has been under attack from Trump and Republican lawmakers, who have accused tech companies of stifling conservative voices.

The sweeping $740 billion NDAA sets policy for the Department of Defense. It

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Brig o’Turk left without internet after lorry crash

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image captionThe majority of local residents in Brig o’ Turk were cut off from internet access

A village in Stirling was left without internet access for several days after a lorry crashed into a telegraph pole.

The vehicle – owned by a contractor for Stirling Council – left “significant damage” following the incident on Thursday.

Broadband was affected for the majority of residents in Brig o’ Turk and some properties in Invertrossachs.

Openreach carried out a temporary fix but a small number of households are still disconnected.

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One local resident told BBC Scotland the Ripple Retreat – a respite centre for families affected by cancer – had also been impacted by the damage.

In an email to Rural Affairs Minister Mairi Gougeon,

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SpaceX is paying billions to build its Starlink space internet terminals, report suggests





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SpaceX is reportedly outsourcing a key component of its Starlink satellite-internet business at a cost of billions of dollars.

STMicroelectronics, a Swiss manufacturing giant, will be paid $2.4 billion to build one million Starlink user terminals, according to Business Insider.

The terminal, which CEO Elon Musk has previously referred to as a “UFO on a stick” contains a phased-array antenna, which allows it to communicate with Starlink’s satellites.

In a beta test, SpaceX is charging $100 a month for internet service and $500 for a starter kit that includes a tripod, a wireless router, and a user terminal – and new information suggests that SpaceX may be paying $2,000 on each terminal.

“The production agreement specifies 1 million terminals at a price of roughly $2,400 each,” the source, who apparently has knowledge of the contract between STMicroelectronics and SpaceX, told Business Insider.

“The original timeline

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