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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 12-29-15: Most Admired People

Gallup’s list of 2015’s Most Admired People is out. President Obama and Hillary Clinton top the list, but Donald Trump ties Pope Francis for second place.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 1,100. That’s the number of flights that were canceled at O’Hare and Midway Airports in Chicago on Tuesday because of snow.

Good news, a computer security researcher discovered that there’s a 191 million US voters out there exposed on the Internet. The database includes names, addresses, birth dates, party affiliations, phone numbers and emails of voters in all 50 U.S. states and Washington.

In technology news, Russian President Vladimir Putin is dissolving the country’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos, and turning it into a state-run corporation.

Plus, someone’s crunched the numbers and they’ve calculated that rescuing Matt Damon’s character in The Martian would have cost $200 billion.

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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 12-22-15: Wizards Don’t See Race

The geek world is all a Twitter. You knew the calm after the Star Wars storm couldn’t last forever. They announced the cast of the new Harry Potter stage play, and it turns out that Hermione is black in this adaptation. For some reason this is controversial to some people. JK Rowling, who is pretty much the authority on all things Potter thinks it’s great, so to me that pretty much ends the discussion. Get over it or don’t see the play.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 2.5 roles. It turns out that Hollywood has a disgusting anti-alien bias.

According to a new poll from Public Policy Polling, 30% of Republican primary voters would support bombing Agrabah.

Noted liberal media shill Megyn Kelly will host the next GOP Presidential debate.

In technology news, Sunday marked the 25th birthday of the very first website on the Internet.

Plus, someone stole a truck with $10,000 worth of Little Debbie snacks on it.

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