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Excitement builds as Musk gears up for SNL gig

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Excitement is building ahead of Elon Musk’s appearance on Saturday Night Live, SNL.

Dogecoin has risen as much as 40% in the last 24-hours. Experts have credited the investing boost to the buzz around the much-anticipated cameo.

The meme coin often fluctuates based on pop-culture events it last rose on the 20th of April or 420 – which is international weed day.

Musk causes controversy at SNL

This comes after SNL stars expressed their dissatisfaction over Musk’s cameo.

Aidy Bryant seemed to take a swipe at the SpaceX pioneer by tweeting a Bernie Sanders quote stating, “The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people.”

According to Forbes, Musk’s net worth is $179 billion.

However, when asked if everyone was being friendly and willing to work with him, Musk answered with a simple, “Yes.” 

Musk reaches to Twitter for sketch ideas

Musk asked for “skit” ideas for his SNL appearance on Twitter.

His ideas included “Woke James Bond,” “Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank,” and “Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony.”

SNL cast member Chris Redd responded, “First I’d call Em sketches” with a laughing emoji.

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Fancy a ‘flight to nowhere’ to view the super-moon from up in the sky?

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In a bid to rebound from international and domestic border closures, Australian airline… Qantas has offered ‘flights to nowhere’.

Travel-starved Australian residents will have the chance to view the late-May supermoon and full lunar eclipse from over 40,000 feet in the sky.

The moon rises over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia, Tuesday, April 27, 2021. This moon is a supermoon, meaning it appears larger than an average full moon because it is nearer the closest point of its orbit to Earth (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

But if you were hoping to get onboard, you’re already out of luck – the airline says all tickets were snapped up in record time… at just two and a half minutes.

The super-moon joy flight is the latest in a series of Qantas-operated trips to encourage travellers to take up travel in a post-pandemic world.

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World’s largest fast-food restaurant chain now caught up in wage battle

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Would a pay rise be enough for you to be on the front-line… working at a drive-thru window rather than at home?

Customers are coming back faster than restaurants can staff up.

McDonald’s is the latest U.S giant to raise pay in a move to attract more applicants and keep up with customer demand.

McDonald’s and Chipotle are just some of the latest companies to follow Amazon, Walmart and Costco in boosting wages.

Hospitality workers are some of the lowest paid employees… even though they run the risk of contracting COVID-19 on the job, compared to white-collar employees who can work from home.

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SpaceX will also be orbiting in Google’s cloud?

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SpaceX and Google have announced a deal.

The new deal will see Starlink ground stations placed in Google data centre properties…with the first to switch on in the second half of the year.

The goal is for businesses to reach cloud services from rural and regional parts of the planet.

Google said that Connectivity from Starlink’s constellation of satellites provides a path for data to be distributed across countries, quickly and securely

“Connectivity from Starlink’s constellation of low-Earth-orbit satellites provides a path for these organisations to deliver data and applications to teams distributed across countries and continents, quickly and securely,” Google said.

Also, Australian fibre provider, Vocus, has put a bid in to host LEO ground stations.

“This means having ground stations in regional areas close to where the end-users are located, to minimise round-trip time,” Vocus general manager for government and strategic projects Michael Ackland said.

In other Elon-related news, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO tweeted earlier this week that the carmaker would stop accepting bitcoin payments.

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