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 2018-05-26 14:34 

Slashdot

Microsoft Wins A Big Cloud Deal With America's Intelligence Community...

wyattstorch516 shared this story from the AP: Microsoft Corp. said it's secured a lucrative cloud deal with the intelligence community that marks a rapid expansion by the software giant into a market led by Amazon.com Inc. The deal, which the company ...

 2018-05-26 14:13 

reddit

DEA apologizes after SWAT raids wrong house...
 2018-05-26 14:09 

reddit

Apple kills Valve's Steam Link iOS app, but you can still stream PC games to Android...
 2018-05-26 13:16 

reddit

Border Patrol slightly changes account of undocumented woman's fatal shooting...
 2018-05-26 13:00 

Fark

Photoshop this mechanical defense mechanism [Photoshop]...

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 2018-05-26 13:00 

Slashdot

How Canada Ended Up As An AI Superpower...

pacopico writes: Neural nets and deep learning are all the rage these days, but their rise was anything but sudden. A handful of determined researchers scattered around the globe spent decades developing neural nets while most of their peers thought they ...

 2018-05-26 12:10 

reddit

FBI to America: Reboot Your Routers, Right Now...
 2018-05-26 12:00 

Fark

It appears that the Bristol Public Library's newest acquisition is a real page turner on Caturday [Caturday]...

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 2018-05-26 11:32 

Fark

Europe is locked and loaded, and Google is going down [News]...

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 2018-05-26 11:14 

reddit

Korean leaders meet in surprise summit....
 2018-05-26 10:47 

reddit

VIDEO: Fearless Sikh cop saves Muslim boy from mob attack by VHP workers...
 2018-05-26 10:00 

Slashdot

Most MoviePass Subscribers Have Gone To a Movie They Normally Would've Ignored...

Extremist surveyed 1,311 current self-reporting MoviePass subscribers and found that 82% of subscribers have gone to a movie they normally would have ignored. 13% of respondents said "No," while 5% were "Not Sure." From the report: While t...

 2018-05-26 09:40 

reddit

Girl, 13, in critical but stable condition after Indiana school shooting, police say...
 2018-05-26 09:35 

reddit

As He Heads Back To Prison, A Nashville Man Says 'Goodbye' To The New Life He Hoped To Build...
 2018-05-26 07:25 

reddit

Off-duty Texas deputy shot and killed by brother, an off-duty police officer, authorities say...
 2018-05-26 07:16 

Fark

Here is some advice from billionaires because your life is TOTALLY relatable [Misc]...

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 2018-05-26 07:00 

Slashdot

Companies Are Using California Homes As Batteries To Power the Grid...

"Companies like Tesla and SunRun are starting to bid on utility contracts that would allow them to string together dozens or hundreds of systems that act as an enormous reserve to balance the flow of electricity on the grid," reports Quartz. "...

 2018-05-26 06:55 

Fark

After 150 years, Arlington National Cemetery is running out of burial space as too many heroes are dying to get in [Murica]...

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 2018-05-26 06:54 

reddit

Oklahoma Restaurant Shooter: Ranted online about demons possessing his TV and being surrounded computer glitches...
 2018-05-26 05:40 

Boing Boing

Interview: Dr. Karl E H Seigfried talks satr, Heathenry and beards...

A few weeks back, we pushed out a post about the fact that Heathens serving in the U.S. Army are now allowed to sport a beard as part of their faith . In the story, I mentioned that a group that stands for heathens serving in the military stated that the ...

 2018-05-26 05:19 

Fark

Woman at checkout line cannot afford all of her groceries. A woman behind her offers to pay. Then it gets 'Murica [Murica]...

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 2018-05-26 05:13 

Fark

Not News: Driver hits road hazard. FARK: It's actually a pistol that "fell from the sky" and lodged in his front bumper [Weird]...

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 2018-05-26 04:56 

Fark

Pro tip: You may think you're being sly by waiting until your wife goes to the restroom before smacking your waitress's backside, but you'd be wrong [Fail]...

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 2018-05-26 04:27 

Fark

Just what you need at the start of a busy holiday weekend: a drawbridge that won't close [Fail]...

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 2018-05-26 04:27 

Fark

Pizza lover seeks some dough after being battered by giant pizza spatula, says he can't eat another slice without getting kneaded [Weird]...

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 2018-05-26 03:45 

reddit

Morgan Freeman Apologizes Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations...
 2018-05-26 03:30 

Slashdot

A Middle-Aged Writer's Quest To Start Learning To Code For the First Time...

OpenSourceAllTheWay writes: The Economist's 1843 magazine details one middle-aged writer's (Andrew Smith) quest to learn to code for the first time, after becoming interested in the "alien" logic mechanisms that power completely new phenom...

 2018-05-26 03:21 

reddit

Fiat Chrysler warns 4.8M Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler and Ram owners to not use cruise control...
 2018-05-26 03:21 

Fark

Car thief experiences sudden unexpected exit, karma [Amusing]...

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 2018-05-26 02:05 

Slashdot

Eric Schmidt Says Elon Musk Is 'Exactly Wrong' About AI...

At the VivaTech conference in Paris, Alphabet CEO Eric Schmidt was asked about Elon Musk's warnings about AI. He responded by saying: "I think Elon is exactly wrong. He doesn't understand the benefits that this technology will provide to makin...

 2018-05-26 01:35 

reddit

Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional...
 2018-05-26 01:32 

reddit

[Utah] Cult leader sentenced to 26 years in child rape case...
 2018-05-26 01:25 

Slashdot

Google Zooms By Amazon In Smart Speaker Shipments, Report Says...

A new report released this week says that Google has surpassed Amazon in global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018. "[Research firm Canalys] says Google shipped 3.2 million Google Home and Home Mini speakers over the course of the qu...

 2018-05-26 01:06 

Boing Boing

GDPR: Don't forget to bring a towel!...

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 2018-05-26 01:02 

reddit

Body cam footage absolves officer of sexual assault claim...
 2018-05-26 00:48 

Boing Boing

Ireland's referendum results: legalised abortion projected to win "by a landslide"...

Ireland's no-exceptions-made abortion ban was one of the cruelest and most inhumane in the world , and after years of struggle , the country has finally held a referendum to amend its constitution and strike down the abortion ban in Article 8; the off...

 2018-05-26 00:45 

Slashdot

All Major ISPs Have Declined In Customer Satisfaction, Says Study...

The latest American Customer Satisfaction Index survey finds that Verizon FiOS has been rated the highest in customer satisfaction with a score of 70 out of 100. But, as DSLReports notes, that's nothing to write home about since that score was a one p...

 2018-05-26 00:40 

Boing Boing

Congressional staffers for Rep. Tom Garrett [R-VA] say they were used as "personal servants"...

Politico spoke to four former congressional staffers who'd been assigned to Rep. Tom Garrett [R-VA] who say that the Congressman and his wife treated the staff as "personal servants," demanding that they run personal errands for the Congressma...

 2018-05-26 00:14 

Boing Boing

Upward-facing Han Solo in carbonite yoga mat...

Onnit's $65 Solo Yoga Mat features a lifesize Han-in-Carbon for you to perform upward-facing Jabba on. ( via Cnet )...

 2018-05-26 00:03 

Slashdot

Tesla Agrees To Settle Class Action Over Autopilot Billed As 'Safer'...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Tesla on Thursday reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged that the company's assisted-driving Autopilot system was "essentially...

 2018-05-26 00:00 

Fark

Photoshop this zombie [Photoshop]...

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 2018-05-26 00:00 

reddit

Life sentence for teen who stabbed 15-year-old 49 times wasn't unconstitutional: appeals court...
 2018-05-25 23:49 

Boing Boing

Weekend Tunes: Tom Waits' Hell Broke Luce...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fju9o8BVJ8Memorial Day is upon us. As you enjoy the long weekend, don't forget what that extra day off you're getting this month represents: lower your flags to half mast. Honor the fallen. Celebrate the living who...

 2018-05-25 23:47 

reddit

RuneScape Classic: Game to shut down after 17 years...
 2018-05-25 23:43 

Boing Boing

This movie about a 1300-year-old family business is the most sublime thing you'll see today...

https://vimeo.com/114879061Built in 718 AD, Hshi is the second oldest ryokan (hotel or inn) in the world and, with 46 consecutive generations of the same family running it, is hands down the longest running known family business in history. But, after 130...

 2018-05-25 23:30 

Boing Boing

Collaborating in Fortnite...

Fortnite is popular for tons of reasons , but chief among it is the "battle royale" style of combat -- 100 random players dropped on an island, foraging for defenses and weapons, and killing each other until only one is left standing. There's ...

 2018-05-25 23:20 

Slashdot

FBI Tells Router Users To Reboot Now To Kill Malware Infecting 500,000 Devices...

The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers and network-attached storage devices to reboot them as soon as possible to counter Russian-engineered malware that has infected hundreds of thousands devices. Ars Technica reports: Researchers from Cisco...

 2018-05-25 23:05 

Boing Boing

Good riddance to Klout, horseman of the influencer apocalypse...

Social rating site Klout saw where society was heading with influencer marketing, but like many bad ideas that were a little ahead of their time, Klout will not live on to see the devastation they helped usher in. (more...)...

 2018-05-25 22:42 

Slashdot

Zimbabwe is Introducing a Mass Facial Recognition Project With Chinese AI Firm CloudWalk...

An anonymous reader shares a report: In March, the Zimbabwean government signed a strategic partnership with the Gunagzhou-based startup CloudWalk Technology to begin a large-scale facial recognition program throughout the country. The agreement, backed b...

 2018-05-25 22:37 

Boing Boing

This t-shirt shows Marcie of 'The Peanuts' gang as the BBQ snitch (aka White People Calling Cops on Black People)...

So THAT'S what happened to Marcie. She became the BBQ snitch . (more...)...

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