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 2020-04-09 19:35 

Fark

Tom Hanks interviewed on NPR about being alive 50 years after part of his spacecraft blew up on the way to the Moon and almost 25 years the movie about it came out starring Jim Lovell as the captain o...

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 2020-04-09 19:31 

Boing Boing

BoJo out of intensive care...

Boris Johnson is out of intensive care and recovering , reports the BBC, after his close shave with Covid-19. The British Prime Minister made a point of defying medical advice in the early stages of the pandemic, shaking hands and promoting a "carry o...

 2020-04-09 19:25 

Slashdot

Foxconn Will Produce Ventilators at its Controversial Wisconsin Plant...

Foxconn's Wisconsin plant, the controversial recipient of billions of dollars in tax subsidies and the focus of several investigations, will produce ventilators with medical device firm Medtronic. From a report: The partnership was announced by Medtro...

 2020-04-09 19:18 

Fark

That night you were singing in the club and that actress picked you up .... never happened. We'll discuss it later, they need you on the set. Quentin wants you in the next scene [Interesting]...

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 2020-04-09 19:02 

Fark

All 11 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Greenland have recovered, which means that someone just lost their game of Plague Inc [Cool]...

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 2020-04-09 18:48 

Boing Boing

How to draw robots - excellent instructional book...

I frequently refer to my copy of Robots! Draw Your Own Androids, Cyborgs & Fighting Bots , by well known animation designer and comic book cartoonist Jay Stephens. It's only 64 pages, but it's packed with tips and examples of whimsical robots, wit...

 2020-04-09 18:47 

Fark

Depending on your point of view, bagpiper provides joy or agony for residents of his neighborhood [Cool]...

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 2020-04-09 18:45 

Slashdot

Fleeceware Apps Discovered on the iOS App Store...

More than 3.5 million iOS users have installed "fleeceware" apps on their devices, UK security firm Sophos warned in a report published earlier this week. From a report: The term fleeceware is a new addition to the cyber-security jargon and descri...

 2020-04-09 18:33 

Fark

About 150 members of the Saudi Royal family have reportedly tested positive for the Coronavirus, which seems like a lot until you realize that there are 15,000 of them, so about 1% [Interesting]...

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 2020-04-09 18:25 

reddit

Boris Johnson out of intensive care but still in hospital...
 2020-04-09 18:18 

Fark

Good news: Total hospitalizations in NY rose by only 200 yesterday. Bad news: Because 799 beds were "freed" up [Scary]...

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 2020-04-09 18:05 

Slashdot

New Emoji Are Being Delayed Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic...

One unexpected effect of the coronavirus pandemic has to do with the colorful little pictograms we use on our phones and computers to express, well, pretty much everything: emoji. From a report: According to the Unicode Consortium, a non-profit which take...

 2020-04-09 18:04 

Fark

If you are American and fat, France's chief epidemiologist is deeply concerned about your future wellbeing. So stay off the cheese eating, no specific guidance on surrender or monkeys [Scary]...

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 2020-04-09 18:03 

Boing Boing

Thomas Kinkade painting of toilet paper available as puzzle and print for charity...

The Kinkade Family Foundation turned up this Thomas Kincade unseen masterpiece "Untitled (Toilet Paper)," c. 1978, oil on canvas, 8" x 10, and have issued it as a puzzle and print. The proceeds benefit the New Art Dealers Alliance's (NADA)...

 2020-04-09 17:49 

Boing Boing

Watch this bird perform the most exuberant beak scratch on a man's face stubble...

This is one excited sun conure. Watch as she almost blurs while grooming her beak on this man's "quarantine stubble." Read the rest...

 2020-04-09 17:49 

Fark

Just keep drinking and doing nothing else during the coronavirus lockdown, or be like these very imaginative Brooklyn roommates who have been creating elaborate photoshoots while in their isolation [C...

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 2020-04-09 17:36 

Fark

Mountains of current food waste to soon be juxtaposed against the inevitable shortages to come [Scary]...

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 2020-04-09 17:24 

Fark

Meticulous German COVID-19 testing and contact tracing has identified the origins of the Munich outbreak, but take that with a shaker of salt [Interesting]...

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 2020-04-09 17:23 

Slashdot

Apple is Developing 'Clips' Feature For Using Apps Without Requiring Full Downloads...

Apple is working on a new way to offer specific parts of third-party apps across the system without needing to have them installed, 9to5Mac has learned based on an early build of iOS 14. From a report: The feature would allow users to experience parts of ...

 2020-04-09 17:22 

reddit

A 50,000-year-old piece of string hints at Neanderthal intelligence, scientists say...
 2020-04-09 17:17 

Boing Boing

Wonderful vintage clip of mod girls dancing to Desmond Dekker's "Israelites"...

This vintage clip of the great Desmond Dekker (1941-2006) performing "Israelites" to a live audience including delightfully dancing mods girls is one minute and 20 seconds of pure infectious joy. Read the rest...

 2020-04-09 17:12 

Fark

Arizona grandmother made headlines in 2016 after accidentally texting stranger about Thanksgiving and then invited him to her home, loses her husband to coronavirus [Followup]...

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 2020-04-09 17:08 

reddit

People in India can see the Himalayas for the first time in 'decades,' as the lockdown eases air pollution...
 2020-04-09 17:06 

Boing Boing

Hollow Earth Radio: "local music, found sound, paranormal encounters, crank calls, dreams, etc"...

Last week David posted about the Aquarium Drunkard music stream and I quickly signed up on Patreon. I also listen to Chilled Cow , a streaming lofi hip hop radio show on YouTube. Those two streams are enough to keep me happy throughout the day, but I just...

 2020-04-09 17:03 

Boing Boing

His Royal High-ness Prince Harry's Pot Farm, and stars with only months to live, in this week's dubious tabloids...

With Hollywood shuttered, movie and TV production shut down, red carpet events cancelled and coronavirus keeping celebrities behind closed doors, there's not a lot of material for the tabloids to be working with this week - but that doesn't stop t...

 2020-04-09 17:00 

Fark

Milk baths...FOR EVERYONE [Florida]...

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 2020-04-09 16:51 

Fark

This week's serving of vintage 80's alt/goth/post-punk includes Felt, The Vaselines, The Stranglers, and Howard Devoto. Come hear what terrestrial radio doesn't sound like on PastFORWARD #...

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 2020-04-09 16:49 

Fark

Shiat just got real. Unicode 14.0 and the new emoji for 2021 to be delayed due to Covid-19 [Scary]...

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 2020-04-09 16:49 

Boing Boing

Introverts' joy of lockdown getting ruined by extroverts filling their schedules with video appointments...

Introverts were enjoying the lockdown. Suddenly they had no social obligations nor the social anxiety that goes along with declining invitations, canceling them, or attending them. Introverts were reading, gardening, baking, making things, learning langua...

 2020-04-09 16:45 

reddit

Hackers hijack Singapore home-based lessons on Zoom to allegedly show obscene photos to children...
 2020-04-09 16:45 

Slashdot

Cloudflare Dumps reCAPTCHA as Google Intends To Charge For Its Use...

Internet web infrastructure company Cloudflare announced plans to drop support for Google's reCAPTCHA service and move to a new bot detection provider named hCaptcha. From a report: Cloudflare co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince said the move was motiva...

 2020-04-09 16:39 

Fark

Meet the Vatican's chief exorcist who encountered the Devil 60,000 times over 30 years; pea soup noticeably absent [Creepy]...

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 2020-04-09 16:39 

Boing Boing

Tessie and Binnie, the US Army's psychic dogs...

JB Rhine (1895-1980), the founder of parapsychology, spent the bulk of his career attempting to scientifically investigate ESP, psychokinesis, and clairvoyance at Duke University. While Rhine debunked numerous claims, he also reported on many experiments ...

 2020-04-09 16:36 

reddit

Ex-NFL star Chris Johnson accused in murder-for-hire plot that left two dead...
 2020-04-09 16:29 

Fark

Scientific advisers to UK government didn't call for lockdown because they didn't think the public would accept it [Fail]...

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 2020-04-09 16:29 

reddit

A Georgia bar owner removed $3,714 worth of bills stapled to the walls to give to her unemployed staff...
 2020-04-09 16:20 

Fark

No longer news: beer delivery. News: by someone dressed as Left Shark. Fark: someone who still says "biatchin" unironically [Strange]...

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 2020-04-09 16:18 

Fark

Look out, here comes the Spiderman [Amusing]...

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 2020-04-09 16:09 

Fark

Who knew so many Mongols lived in Moscow? [Followup]...

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 2020-04-09 16:03 

Slashdot

Chinese Cybercriminals Target High-Value Linux Servers With Weak Defenses: BlackBerry...

Linux malware is real and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups have been infiltrating critical servers with these tools for at least eight years, according to a new report from BlackBerry. From a report: In "Decade of the RATs: Cross-Platform APT E...

 2020-04-09 16:01 

Boing Boing

Recently discovered: Eiffel's drawings for a slightly different Statue of Liberty...

In 2018, Barry Lawrence Ruderman, a rare map dealer from California, bought a folder of documents and blueprints related to the Statue of Liberty. What they didn't realize is that the lot contained almost two dozen original engineering drawings for th...

 2020-04-09 16:00 

Fark

Irish language signage to put further strains on the local economy and intimidate the local residents [Awkward]...

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 2020-04-09 15:56 

reddit

More Than 16 Million Americans Have Lost Their Jobs In The Past Three Weeks...
 2020-04-09 15:49 

Fark

"It's basically like a mass casualty incident right now. It's almost a hopeless situation" [Scary]...

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 2020-04-09 15:43 

Boing Boing

What the hell are Git and GitHub?...

Have you ever read about an interesting app, only to click the link and find yourself on a GitHub page? If you're a coder, then you will be happy about it, but if you're like me, you will scratch your head for a while, open the readme file, and st...

 2020-04-09 15:39 

Fark

Reporters from Cleveland Plain Dealer told they can no longer cover A: Trump's press conferences? B: Child abuse cases? or C: Stories in Cleveland? [Weird]...

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 2020-04-09 15:30 

Boing Boing

Video of desolate Tokyo streets...

Japan is under a state of emergency. Nippon wandering TV took an hour long bike ride through Tokyo's Akihabara district to reveal the nearly empty streets and sidewalks. Compare to this short video of Akihabara I shot in the the summer of 2018: Read t...

 2020-04-09 15:28 

Fark

Simulation shows how easily a cough can spread coronavirus. It's like the nuclear blast scene from Terminator 2 [Scary]...

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 2020-04-09 15:23 

Boing Boing

Artist reimagines classic horror films as vintage Disney children's books...

Swedish artist Daniel Bjrk is the mad mind behind these wonderfully evil visions of classic horror films reimagined as Disney's Wonderful World of Reading vintage children's books. My wish upon a star is that they were real! See more at Bjrk's...

 2020-04-09 15:22 

Slashdot

Don't Expect Any Windows 10X Devices This Calendar Year, Says Microsoft...

Microsoft is setting internal expectations that it won't deliver any Windows 10X devices in calendar 2020, ZDNet reports. From a report: This isn't really surprising, given what's going on externally with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. But...

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