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 2017-05-23 10:19 

Fark

You are one wild and crazy guy if you get shot in the head with an arrow and are still able to drive yourself home six miles away [Strange]... +

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 2017-05-23 10:00 

Slashdot

Could Giant Alien Structures Be Dimming a Far Away Star?... +

sciencehabit quotes a report from Science Magazine: Astronomers and alien life enthusiasts alike are buzzing over the sudden dimming of an otherwise unremarkable star 1300 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. KIC 8462852 or "Tabby's star" has dim...

 2017-05-23 09:04 

Fark

Four baby squirrels needed to be rescued after the tails all got tangled together. That's nuts [Weird]... +

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 2017-05-23 08:55 

Fark

This happened in Colorado, so clearly Lucifer's Lettuce has claimed another victim [Sick]... +

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 2017-05-23 08:05 

reddit

Fox News Staffers ‘Embarrassed’ by Hannity’s Conspiracy Theory Crusade... +
 2017-05-23 07:00 

Slashdot

Resident Evil Getting Rebooted Into a Six-Film Franchise... +

Martin Moszkowicz, chairman of the board at Constantin Film, confirmed to Variety at the Cannes Film Festival that the "Resident Evil" movie franchise is getting rebooted into a six-film franchise. From the report: The franchise was set to end with this y...

 2017-05-23 06:00 

Fark

Man and two women arrested for having sex on the deck of the Triple D Bar "right there, in the middle of the day, in broad daylight. In front of God and everybody" [Giggity]... +

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 2017-05-23 05:53 

Boing Boing

London! I'll see you tonight on the Walkaway tour! (then Liverpool, Birmingham, and Hay...) (!)... +

Last night's kick-off event for the UK Walkaway tour was brilliant, thanks to the magic combination of the excellent Tim Harford, the excellent people of Oxford, and the excellent booksellers at Blackwells. (more…)...

 2017-05-23 05:24 

reddit

Scientists find 7.2-million-year-old pre-human remains in the Balkans... +
 2017-05-23 04:42 

Fark

Weather man to climate change deniers - "Submit your evidence to peer reviewed journals or stfu" [Misc]... +

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 2017-05-23 04:37 

Boing Boing

Botulism sickens 10, kills 1 gas station nacho diner... +

Evidently, many more people eat gas station nachos than I had previously considered possible. A Sacramento, California area botulism outbreak has been traced back to folks who enjoyed the tasty treat at a local refueling station. Via NBC: Gas station ...

 2017-05-23 04:04 

reddit

An honor student, suspended because of her shirt, may not walk in graduation.... +
 2017-05-23 03:30 

Slashdot

Sperm Stored In Space Produces Healthy Baby Mice On Earth... +

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Reproduction may be possible in space, Japanese researchers have said, after freeze-dried sperm stored on the International Space Station for nine months produced healthy offspring. The scientists sai...

 2017-05-23 02:52 

Fark

Megachurch preacher catches hell for flashing "Hook 'em Horns" hand sign. The devil is in the details [Amusing]... +

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 2017-05-23 02:50 

Fark

It wouldn't be summer without the first car pool story [Fail]... +

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 2017-05-23 02:19 

Fark

Nothing says 'I want to stomach you for the rest of my life' like presenting her with an engagement ring hidden in your abdominal wound [Creepy]... +

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 2017-05-23 02:15 

Fark

It's a bear-y unfortunate situation as a black bear cub forced the cancellation of baseball and softball games [Strange]... +

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 2017-05-23 01:41 

Fark

Drone crashes into stands during Padres-Diamondbacks game, no word if it was sneaking in beer after the 7th inning [Scary]... +

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 2017-05-23 01:25 

Slashdot

Java Creator James Gosling Joins Amazon Web Services... +

The legendary computer scientist and founder of Java, James Gosling, is joining forces with Amazon Web Services. Gosling made the announcement today on Facebook saying that he's "starting a new Adventure" with the cloud computing juggernaut as a Distingui...

 2017-05-23 01:07 

Fark

Facebook's rules on banning have been leaked [PSA]... +

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 2017-05-23 01:05 

Slashdot

Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Looks Like a Rugged LG G6... +

The Wireless Power Consortium has released a leaked image of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. While it's only one photo, the image shows a smartphone greatly resembling LG's G6. The Verge reports: First, the display: the S8 Active won't have curved ...

 2017-05-23 01:04 

Boing Boing

Beautiful retro keycap mechanical keyboard... +

When I saw this keyboard on sale for $95 I had to order one. This is a solidly made, lovely to look at, mechanical keyboard. It types very well and looks tremendous -- sadly my desk is 3" deep with scattered paperwork and the style is lost on me. I like ...

 2017-05-23 01:02 

reddit

Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russia collusion... +
 2017-05-23 01:01 

Fark

When Trump "jokingly" asked Comey to lay off the Flynn investigation, he must have thought it was funny since he also reportedly made the same joke to the head of the DIA and the NSA. Funny, both thos... +

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 2017-05-23 00:45 

Slashdot

PayPal Sues Pandora Over 'Patently Unlawful' Logo... +

PayPal has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Pandora, arguing that the company's minimalist logo "dilutes the distinctiveness"; of its own branding. "Element by element and in overall impression, the similarities between the logos are striking...

 2017-05-23 00:32 

Fark

Ever heard the story of the high ranking Catholic Church official from Ireland who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust? Well here it is, or you can watch the 1983 film "The Scarlet and the Bl... +

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 2017-05-23 00:05 

Slashdot

Remote Pacific Island Is the Most Plastic-Contaminated Spot Yet Surveyed... +

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Plastic is durable -- very, very durable -- which is why we like it. Since it started being mass-produced in the 1950s, annual production has increased 300-fold. Because plastic is so durable, when o...

 2017-05-23 00:00 

reddit

Man who drugged and raped 16-year-old sister let off with lenient sentence because 'stigma is enough'... +
 2017-05-23 00:00 

Fark

Photoshop this low-seated bicycle [Photoshop]... +

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 2017-05-22 23:58 

Fark

Cop assaults skins at Canadian party [Cool]... +

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 2017-05-22 23:47 

Fark

Study concludes that due to genetics, smart white people are more likely to be autistic, while dumb white people are more likely to be fat and crazy. And here. We. Go [Unlikely]... +

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 2017-05-22 23:24 

Boing Boing

'Huge blast' then 'multiple deaths and injuries' at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK... +

There are reports of a 'huge bang' followed by multiple casualties and injuries and mass panic at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in the UK. Manchester Police are setting up a 'casualty bureau,' which suggests a large number of people were k...

 2017-05-22 23:24 

Fark

The new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas may also operate as a casino by betting on the game [Interesting]... +

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 2017-05-22 23:20 

Slashdot

Microsoft Says a Chinese 'Gaming Service' Company Is Hacking Xbox Accounts... +

An anonymous reader shares a report: Since 2015, a Chinese gaming website has been hacking Xbox accounts and selling the proceeds on the open market, according to a complaint filed by Microsoft in federal court on Friday. On its website, iGSKY presents it...

 2017-05-22 23:19 

Fark

Ariana Grande bombs [NewsFlash]... +

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 2017-05-22 23:16 

Fark

Tonight at 8PM EDT, Paul's Memory Bank brings you 2 hours of songs beginning with the letter "N", covering most of the years from 1964 to 1989 [Live]... +

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 2017-05-22 22:50 

Fark

Don't bogart that joint my friend, it seems cannabis and Christ can coexist with devout southern Christians. Pass it down the pew [Interesting]... +

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 2017-05-22 22:40 

Fark

DC bar serves "Pill Cosby" cocktail, with floating empty capsules [Fail]... +

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 2017-05-22 22:40 

Slashdot

Microsoft Wants To Use DNA For Cloud Data Storage... +

Last July, researchers from Microsoft and the University of Washington said that they had successfully encoded about 200 megabytes of data onto synthetic DNA molecules. The company is now planning to take the technology commercial. "Computer architects at...

 2017-05-22 22:39 

reddit

Police warning after reports of Manchester Arena explosion... +
 2017-05-22 22:34 

reddit

Man dies after contracting botulism from gas station nachos... +
 2017-05-22 22:15 

reddit

Indigenous woman wins Puebla ultra marathon wearing a skirt and very basic sandals... +
 2017-05-22 22:14 

Fark

When a Lyft passenger blows her nose on your seat cover and starts throwing punches, it's time to end the ride [Florida]... +

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 2017-05-22 22:00 

reddit

Emergency services rush to Manchester Arena after 2 explosions... +
 2017-05-22 22:00 

Slashdot

Ethereum Could Be Worth More Than Bitcoin Very Soon... +

Ethereum is an open software platform based on blockchain technology that enables developers to build and deploy decentralized applications, according to Blockgeeks. It is currently the second most valuable cryptocurrency on the planet, but it could overt...

 2017-05-22 21:51 

reddit

'Doomsday' worm uses seven NSA exploits (WannaCry used two)... +
 2017-05-22 21:50 

Fark

Steveston Harbour port chief: That kid had it coming. If anything, that sea lion is a hero [Followup]... +

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 2017-05-22 21:40 

Fark

Sharp kneed Aussie vixen's mail order bride plan unravels when quick and attentive customs folks read a few pages from her diary and check the Facebook feed [Asinine]... +

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 2017-05-22 21:39 

Boing Boing

Fantastic fiction needs your help... +

Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly reading series hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. They are looking to fund several more years of their popular reading series via...

 2017-05-22 21:38 

reddit

Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching... +

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