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 2020-11-25 21:20 

reddit

Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI...
 2020-11-25 21:20 

Slashdot

France Orders Tech Giants To Pay Digital Tax...

New submitter Based.Tech writes: The French Finance Ministry has sent out notices to big tech companies liable for its digital service tax to pay the levy as planned in December, the ministry said on Wednesday. France suspended collection of the tax, whic...

 2020-11-25 21:05 

Fark

Canada's pointless and inane "essential worker" qualification includes, "...software support to auto dealers. Without the software, he explained, repairs couldn't be performed on t...

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 2020-11-25 21:00 

Fark

Photoshop this paint job [Photoshop]...

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 2020-11-25 21:00 

Boing Boing

This highly-rated massage therapy gun just went on sale for 65% off ahead of Black Friday...

Massage guns and their vibration therapy techniques have been surging in popularity the past few years. They hyper-target specific muscle groups in need of relaxation, while becoming staples on training tables. Exalted by tons of professional athletes, pe...

 2020-11-25 20:58 

Boing Boing

Take a gander at all the great books Drawn and Quarterly published this year...

This has been a good year for reading, and Drawn & Quarterly was the source of several books I loved in 2020, including Adrian Tomine's bestselling memoir The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist (on Kirkus and PW best ofs), Tom Gauld's Depa...

 2020-11-25 20:50 

Fark

Man uses shovel to break into house. Sam Spade is on the case [Scary]...

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 2020-11-25 20:47 

reddit

NRA reports alleged misspending by current and former executives to IRS...
 2020-11-25 20:41 

Slashdot

Nintendo Sues More Hack Sellers, 'a Worsening International Problem'...

Nintendo of America has filed a lawsuit against an Amazon Nintendo Switch hack reseller -- the sort of litigation it's taken on in similar cases in the past. Nintendo's lawyers allege the Amazon seller, Le Hoang Minh, circumvents Nintendo's co...

 2020-11-25 20:40 

reddit

Illegal Tampering by Diesel Pickup Owners Is Worsening Pollution, E.P.A. Says...
 2020-11-25 20:35 

Fark

"He is an icon of hate speech and transphobia and the fact that he's an icon of white supremacy". Guess who? No, guess again. Nope, one more guess [Awkward]...

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 2020-11-25 20:30 

Boing Boing

A rare fossil of a T. Rex and a triceratops locked in battle will finally be put on display...

14 years ago in 2006, a group of ranchers in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana made a monumental fossil find: the largely-complete remains of a triceratops, who died right nearby the bones of a T. Rex, presumably in battle. But this is America. — ...

 2020-11-25 20:25 

Fark

Man pulls down Ten Commandments with his truck in part because Google, Microsoft, Justice Department and FCC let him access porn before he was 18, leading to genital mutilation and maiming as well as ...

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 2020-11-25 20:15 

Boing Boing

Adam Savage's favorite things of 2020...

Every year, Adam Savage and the Tested.com team share their favorite things from the year: tools, software, books, TV shows, orgs, etc. Desiring to put this stinker of a year to bed ASAP, they're doing their best-ofs earlier. Here's Adam's ten...

 2020-11-25 20:06 

Fark

Fark NotNewsletter: A very grateful Farksgiving, plus Farketplace returns! [FarkBlog]...

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 2020-11-25 20:00 

Slashdot

Google Ordered To Hand Over Emails in $600 Million Divorce Battle...

A US court has ordered Google to hand over the personal emails of the son of a Russian oligarch as part of a bitter $601 million divorce case. From a report (Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]: Judge Virginia DeMarchi in Cal...

 2020-11-25 19:59 

Fark

Snowy Owl spotted, which is kind of odd if you think about it [Cool]...

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 2020-11-25 19:46 

reddit

Dave Chappelle asked Netflix to remove Chappelle's show...
 2020-11-25 19:45 

Boing Boing

Get MacBooks, iMacs, AirPods Pro, and other killer Apple products at Black Friday prices...

Apple isn't often associated with super Black Friday deals. The company has long adopted a no-discount pricing strategy, maintaining their products at the same price all the time. But, while the Cupertino clan has historically been sales-averse, it do...

 2020-11-25 19:35 

Fark

On this day in history, in 1963, JFK was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, three days after his assassination. Attempts to bury him before his assassination were met with loud protests [Vintage]...

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 2020-11-25 19:20 

Fark

You are not farking helping [Facepalm]...

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 2020-11-25 19:10 

Boing Boing

Ready Player Two: interview with Ernest Cline...

Ernest Cline's long-awaited sequel to Ready Player One is out this week! My copy of Ready Player Two just arrived and I can't wait to dive back into the Oasis. Meanwhile, here's a bit from an interview with Ernie in Entertainment Weekly : ENTE...

 2020-11-25 19:10 

Slashdot

AWS Outage Has Taken Down a Big Chunk of the Internet...

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon's internet infrastructure service that is the backbone of many websites and apps, is experiencing a major outage affecting a large portion of the internet. From a report: "Kinesis has been experiencing increased e...

 2020-11-25 19:05 

Fark

It's time we all embrace Paul Blart's "Mall Cop" as one of the great Thanksgiving movies of our era [Obvious]...

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 2020-11-25 18:50 

Fark

The latest victim of COVID-19 is "Drinksgiving", where young people traditionally get wasted the night before Thanksgiving [Unlikely]...

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 2020-11-25 18:45 

Slashdot

Three Members of TMT Cybercrime Group Arrested in Nigeria...

Three Nigerians suspected of being part of a cybercrime group that targeted tens of thousands of victims around the world have been arrested today in Lagos, Nigeria's capital, Interpol reported. From a report: In a report disclosing its involvement in...

 2020-11-25 18:44 

reddit

Penguin to buy Simon & Schuster, create publishing giant...
 2020-11-25 18:42 

Fark

Utah's mysterious monolith first appeared in Seattle nearly two decades ago before vanishing, having apparently detected no signs of intelligent life [Followup]...

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 2020-11-25 18:20 

Fark

If you're having hull damage, I feel bad for ya, son, I got Houthi rebel problems and a breach is just one [Scary]...

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 2020-11-25 18:10 

Boing Boing

Trump's attempted coup plays out, in Chagrin Falls, USA...

Announcing the new GIFT BOOK PACKAGE: Send the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse , and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader , to a liked/loved one this holiday season. Signed, sketched, inscribed, etc. Order here . &mda...

 2020-11-25 18:08 

Boing Boing

The Trump 63-second press briefing...

Unbelievably, we have settled into the insane ways Donald J. Trump conducts his presidential business with routine stunts such as: shouting over Marine One to answer questions from the media , mocking those for wearing masks during a pandemic , lying abou...

 2020-11-25 18:07 

Boing Boing

Satisfying machine aligns nails with magnets...

Not only is this Goudsmit Magnetics nail aligner interesting to watch, the funky bass line on their soundtrack will get you tapping your toes as their machine instantly aligns loose nails for packaging. "Magnetic aligners are suitable for aligning lon...

 2020-11-25 18:05 

Fark

Today is National Blase' Day, so yeah, whatever [Misc]...

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 2020-11-25 18:05 

Slashdot

Vestager Seeks Patents Overhaul Amid Court Fights Over Cars...

The European Union will seek to overhaul the system for key patents such as those that have fueled legal battles between car makers and technology companies, the EU's technology chief said Wednesday. From a report: Margrethe Vestager promised that reg...

 2020-11-25 18:01 

reddit

US temporarily closes detention facility at Texas border...
 2020-11-25 17:55 

Boing Boing

Email a dumpster fire...

You may now send email to a dumpster fire, literally , then watch it burn. 1. Send an email to dumpsterfire@hey.com with whatever you want to torch. Use plain text or an image attachment. PG-13 rules apply. 2. Watch on the live feed as your message is cre...

 2020-11-25 17:50 

Boing Boing

Spatchcocking a turkey: is this the way?...

This year, to facilitate diving the turkey and delivering of it to my parents for our tele-Thanksgiving dinner, I will be spatchcocking our turkey. I just like saying spatchcock. I read someplace once it comes from 'dispatched cock.' In practice s...

 2020-11-25 17:50 

Fark

On this day in history, in 1986, the Iran-Contra connection was revealed, in which the CIA illegally sent guns up, up to Iran, and money came down, down to the Contras, while Congress looked left and ...

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 2020-11-25 17:39 

Fark

Hand of God comes for Diego Maradona [News]...

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 2020-11-25 17:36 

Fark

You don't need to worry about a Covid bump from Thanksgiving travel. It's the full blown humanitarian crisis it's going to cause that you need to worry about. Happy Thanksgiving everyone [...

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 2020-11-25 17:34 

reddit

Native Americans feel vulnerable as South Dakota takes hands-off approach to Covid-19...
 2020-11-25 17:25 

Slashdot

SEC Proposes Rules for Giving Gig Workers Equity...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed rule changes that would make it possible for gig companies to give equity to their workers as part of their compensation if they meet certain requirements. From a report: This is something gig compa...

 2020-11-25 17:22 

reddit

US jobless claims up for 2nd straight week as virus worsens...
 2020-11-25 17:20 

Fark

Actual headline: Woman uses 'Fresh Meth Tonight' cyberstalking campaign to target romantic rival, deputies say [Florida]...

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 2020-11-25 16:50 

Fark

If you had "zombie mink infected with mutant strain of coronavirus rising from their graves" on your 2020 bingo card, today is your lucky day [Scary]...

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 2020-11-25 16:47 

Slashdot

Salesforce Has Recently Been in Talks To Buy Slack, Dow Jones Reports...

Slack may have found a way to keep its fight on with Microsoft. The business communication app has engaged in conversations to sell the business to Salesforce, Dow Jones reported moments ago. Read more of this story at Slashdot....

 2020-11-25 16:35 

reddit

Seattle's mayor is set to sign a new city budget cutting the police department's funding by 18%...
 2020-11-25 16:35 

Fark

Americans need 'significant behavior change' on coronavirus. Good luck with that [Obvious]...

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 2020-11-25 16:31 

Boing Boing

I asked a bot to re-write Ernest Cline's READY PLAYER TWO...

It would be an understatement to say that I did not enjoy Ready Player One . Not even a personally-targeted Cory Doctorow reference could save my reading experience from the feeling that I'd been cheated by some ancient demon designed to kill my brain...

 2020-11-25 16:31 

Boing Boing

Ten horror movies written by Richard Matheson...

Last week, I wrote a piece on The Incredible Shrinking Man , which was based on a book by Richard Matheson. Besides writing The Shrinking Man , Matheson wrote such other notable books as I Am Legend , A Stir of Echoes , Hell House , and What Dreams May Co...

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