Link Tank: Tesla Is Now Worth More Than Daimler

Tesla, Scarlet Witch, Russia, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO

There tends to be an upside to horrible bosses.

“Bad bosses come in all shapes in forms, from the Michael Scott variety who cares more about getting attention than getting things done, to the Steve Jobs variety, who thinks that berating employees and being kind-of-an-asshole is the only way to get things done. Fortunately, terrible bosses come with a silver lining, even for the people unfortunate enough to report to one.”

Read more at Inverse.

The upcoming Scarlet Witch series gives Vision the top billing.

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“When news broke that the Marvel Cinematic Universe was extending its reach to the small screen, we were excited. Why wouldn’t we be? In addition to the Netflix Marvel shows and ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., some of our favorite MCU heroes would be getting their own miniseries on Disney’s new streaming channel, Disney+.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Russian state media showed off laser weapons system.

“Russian state media published video earlier today of its latest laser weapons system, the Peresvet. The move comes just a day after the U.S. said it would likely pull out of a key arms treaty between the two countries, and the timing of the video’s release doesn’t appear to be a coincidence.”

Read more at Gizmodo. 

Tesla is now more valuable than Daimler, Mercendes-Benz’s parent company. 

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“Tesla, the automotive and energy company spearheaded by one Elon Musk, recently surpassed Daimler, Mercendes-Benz’ parent company, in market capitalisation. When the market closed on Tuesday, 4 December, Tesla’s valuation crept slightly above that of Daimler, despite the latter being a more historically well-established automotive company.”

Read more at Alphr.

Microplastic has been found in the guts of 102 deceased sea turtles.

“Plastic is all around us—in our landfills, in our oceans, and even in the bellies of some of Earth’s most vulnerable creatures. For a new paper in the journal Global Change Biology, researchers checked the guts of 102 deceased sea turtles, some of which belong to critically endangered species, and found that all of them tested positive for microplastics.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Here are the best hockey movies of all time.

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“Hockey cinema has given us the Hanson brothers and the Flying V, Herb Brooks’s sadistic whistle and Doug Glatt’s No. 69 jersey (“It’s hilarious!”). Which is to say, there’s a wide range of sensibilities on this list of the best hockey movies of all-time, and something for both the casual fan and the biggest student of the game. Whether you’re looking for a feel-good story, a history lesson, or just want to see some guy’s teeth get knocked in, there’s a quality hockey film for you.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Hackers have stolen thousands of emails from the National Republican Congressional Committee.

“Hackers reportedly stole thousands of sensitive emails from a Republican House campaign committee during the 2018 midterm elections race. On Tuesday, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) confirmed it had been the “victim of a cyber intrusion by an unknown entity” after Politico first reported the hack.”

Read more at PCMag.