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 2019-07-24 02:05 

Slashdot

IBM Gives Cancer-Killing Drug AI Project To the Open Source Community...

IBM has released three artificial intelligence (AI) projects tailored to take on the challenge of curing cancer to the open-source community. ZDNet reports: The first project, dubbed PaccMann -- not to be confused with the popular Pac-Man computer game --...

 2019-07-24 01:50 

Fark

Wherein the use of Nickelback on US state department employees has been denounced as a violation of the Geneva Conventions [Strange]...

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 2019-07-24 01:45 

Slashdot

UPS Is Launching a Drone Delivery Service In the US...

The United Parcel Service (UPS) announced it has submitted an application to the FAA to operate commercial delivery drones in the U.S., through a new subsidiary called UPS Flight Forward. Quartz reports: The company has been working closely with the FAA o...

 2019-07-24 01:29 

Fark

John McAfee is missing and probably being detained by authorities is the cover story the Lizard People want you to believe [Strange]...

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 2019-07-24 01:25 

Slashdot

Air Travelers May Have To Pay Carbon Charge To Offset Emissions...

Air passengers may have to pay an extra "carbon charge" on flights as part of a UK government initiative to reduce CO2 emissions and tackle the climate crisis. From a report: Passengers could choose to pay more for travel tickets, which would then...

 2019-07-24 00:50 

Fark

Life got you down, no direction, hard to focus? Drop some acid [Cool]...

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 2019-07-24 00:45 

Slashdot

Ford Teases All-Electric F-150 Pickup Truck By Pulling a Million-Pound Train...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: In 2017, Ford announced that it would sell an all-electric version of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck. It plans to start selling a hybrid version in 2020, and as a way to start priming the pump (or p...

 2019-07-24 00:03 

Slashdot

Ask Slashdot: Why Does Suicide Seem To Be More Common Among Tech Workers?...

tripleevenfall writes: At numerous points during my career in the tech industry, my workplaces have been affected by the suicide of an employee. Usually beginning with the receipt of a vague email that management has been "saddened" that someone h...

 2019-07-24 00:00 

Fark

Don Jr. wrote a book. Or someone else wrote it for him. Either way.. you know what to do [Photoshop]...

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 2019-07-23 23:50 

Fark

If you get into a scuffle with a homeowner while robbing his house, try to get away quickly but don't leave your motel room key behind [Florida]...

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 2019-07-23 23:24 

Boing Boing

Boxed wine packaged with Cheez-It crackers as a "pairing"...

There's a new wine-and-cheese pairing in town. But it's not real cheese, it's one with Cheez-It snack crackers. Yep, for a limited time, Cheez-It and red-blended House Wine are being sold together in the same packaging, a box. PRNewswire : Sum...

 2019-07-23 23:20 

Slashdot

Facial Recognition May Be Banned From Public Housing Thanks To Proposed Law...

Lawmakers in Congress are expected to introduce landmark legislation this week that will ban facial recognition technology from public housing. Called the No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act, the proposed bill would prohibit housing units that receive fu...

 2019-07-23 23:18 

reddit

CEO of Philadelphia-based La Colombe Coffee: Pennsylvania Schools reject offer to pay students' late lunch bills...
 2019-07-23 22:50 

Fark

Mayoral candidate submits for reference a climate change study. From Finland.. Authored by Tyler Durden. Can't wait to see the plan for the financial debt resolutions [Awkward]...

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 2019-07-23 22:45 

Slashdot

Dropbox Irks Mac Users With Annoying Dock Icon, Offers Clueless Support...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Dropbox now opens a new file browser and an associated Dock icon every time it starts, even if you don't want it to. If you're not familiar with Macs, the Dock is the line of applications on t...

 2019-07-23 22:35 

reddit

A US-born citizen who was in immigration detention for three weeks has been released...
 2019-07-23 22:35 

Fark

"You know how occasionally you drive by a lane closure and think 'Great. NO WORK IS HAPPENING'? There is a reason for that closure. Often that reason is wet concrete" [Awkward]...

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 2019-07-23 22:27 

Boing Boing

eBoy has released an expanded improved version of their fun FixPix smartphone game...

Our friends at eBoy, who have designed a lot of stuff for Boing Boing, MAKE, and Institute for the Future over the decades, have released a new version of their tilt-to-solve game, FixPix. It features their excellent pixel-based art, natch. Free to downlo...

 2019-07-23 22:20 

Fark

On this day in history, in 1914, Austria-Hungary responds to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand by issuing an ultimatum to Serbia and developing a plan for a short, decisive military conflict. Na...

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 2019-07-23 22:07 

Slashdot

BMW To Treat Apple CarPlay as a Subscription Service and Charge Customers an Annual Fee...

BMW will turn Apple CarPlay into a subscription service beginning with its 2019-model-year vehicles. From a report: The German automaker currently charges a one-time $300 to add Apple CarPlay capability to navigation-equipped BMW models. Going forward, th...

 2019-07-23 21:56 

reddit

John McAfee believed to have been detained, campaign manager says...
 2019-07-23 21:50 

Fark

Shank you for being a friend [Scary]...

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 2019-07-23 21:26 

Slashdot

Justice Department To Open Broad, New Antitrust Review of Big Tech Companies...

schwit1 shares a report from The Wall Street Journal: The Justice Department is opening a broad antitrust review into whether dominant technology firms are unlawfully stifling competition (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source), according to depar...

 2019-07-23 21:20 

Fark

Hey, look, it's the ball pits are a sea of germs and bacteria article again [Obvious]...

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 2019-07-23 21:11 

reddit

Justice Department launching broad antitrust review of Big Tech...
 2019-07-23 21:05 

reddit

3 adults were charged in connection with a family fight at Disneyland's Toontown...
 2019-07-23 21:05 

Fark

"He came in just like any clothed customer, he wasn't being obnoxious or trying to get attention in any other way other than being naked" [Strange]...

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 2019-07-23 20:50 

Fark

Things you can't do while black: wedding proposal edition [Asinine]...

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 2019-07-23 20:46 

Slashdot

Airlines Are Finally Fixing the Middle Seat...

An anonymous reader shares a report: "There's no justice in air travel," an airline industry insider once told me. A third of passengers on planes get stuck with a middle seat, getting smushed for hours at a time in a chair that costs exactly ...

 2019-07-23 20:45 

Boing Boing

Two police officers fired for Facebook post encouraging the murder of Ocasio-Cortez...

Louisiana police officer Charlie Rispoli is out of a job for posting to Facebook his belief Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez deserves to be assassinated. Officer Rispoli wrote the post after reading one of the countless fake news stories that are F...

 2019-07-23 20:35 

Fark

A rare northern sighting of Florida Men on Chappaquiddick involves a failed mating ritual of drinking and driving, and randomly shouting 'Donald Trump' and 'Mary Jo Kopechne' at other ...

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 2019-07-23 20:23 

Boing Boing

Clever hack that will end badly: playing copyrighted music during Nazis rallies so they can't be posted to Youtube...

RJ Jones writes , "My friend gave me a tip! If you need to drown out fascists, bring a speaker & play copyrighted music at their rallies cause it will be easy to report their videos & get them taken down for copyright." This is a reference to Yout...

 2019-07-23 20:20 

Fark

Naked French people are whining that their nakedness and their naked experience is being ruined by......naked people [Amusing]...

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 2019-07-23 20:07 

reddit

Swim coach sent 13-year-old girl sexually inappropriate texts. USA Swimming gave him a warning...
 2019-07-23 20:07 

Boing Boing

Steve Bannon used nonconsensually harvested location data to advertise to people who'd been to a Catholic church...

In 2018, Steve Bannon teamed up with a group called Catholicvote to acquire mobile phone location-tracking data to identify people in Iowa who'd visited a Catholic church and target them with political ads. Bannon revealed that he'd purchased the ...

 2019-07-23 20:04 

Fark

That last thing you want to hear while Bungee jumping is OH SNAP [Scary]...

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 2019-07-23 20:00 

Fark

Photoshop these helping "hands" [Photoshop]...

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 2019-07-23 19:59 

reddit

Senate approves bill to extend 9/11 victims fund...
 2019-07-23 19:58 

Slashdot

Facebook Deceived Users About the Way It Used Phone Numbers, Facial Recognition, FTC To Allege in Complaint...

The Federal Trade Commission plans to allege that Facebook misled users' about its handling of their phone numbers as part of a wide-ranging complaint that accompanies a settlement ending the government's privacy probe, Washington Post reported Tu...

 2019-07-23 19:55 

Boing Boing

Women are much more likely to be injured in car crashes, probably because crash-test dummies are mostly male-shaped...

Women wearing seatbelts are 73% more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a car crash than men in seatbelts, and while it's not entirely certain why this is, it's a pretty good bet that sampling bias in crash-testing is to blame. Specifical...

 2019-07-23 19:48 

reddit

Judge rejects juvenile sentence for I-75 rock throwing suspects...
 2019-07-23 19:47 

Boing Boing

That mysterious sonic attack on US Embassy in Cuba shrunk the brains of American diplomats...

In recent years, American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba have been targeted with mysterious sonic rays. The attacks have caused the brains of the diplomats to shrink, according to a paper just published in The Journal of the American Medical Association ....

 2019-07-23 19:46 

Fark

Orange County firefighter arrested on voyeurism charges. Emphasis on 'Orange' (mugshot) [Florida]...

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 2019-07-23 19:29 

Fark

Schadenfreude of the day: Good Christian evangelical author of purity and abstinence separates from wife [Amusing]...

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 2019-07-23 19:27 

Slashdot

Widespread Blackouts in Venezuela Could Be New Normal, Experts Warn...

Widespread electricity outages could become the new normal in Venezuela, experts have warned, as the country struggled to restore power after a massive blackout that left millions without power or access to the internet. From a report: The energy minister...

 2019-07-23 19:16 

Boing Boing

These reversible Micro USB cables eliminate frustration...

When Tod Kurt of ThingM recommended these reversible Micro USB cables , I bought a 3-pack on Amazon for . They really do work. Both the USB male plug and the micro plug can be inserted without regard to the orientation, like a USB C plug. There is no "...

 2019-07-23 19:14 

Fark

"He claimed the latter move was a 'relaxation treatment' he performed on all patients" [Creepy]...

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 2019-07-23 19:01 

reddit

Tennessee police department clarifies that "meth-gators" are not real after warning residents not to flush drugs...
 2019-07-23 19:00 

Fark

Actual Headline: Florida man goes off on 'wet floor' sign after getting carded for beer [Florida]...

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 2019-07-23 18:48 

Slashdot

Apple Dominates App Store Search Results, Thwarting Competitors...

Apple's mobile apps routinely appear first in search results ahead of competitors in its App Store, a powerful advantage that skirts some of the company's rules on such rankings, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis. From the report: The co...

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