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 2017-08-23 01:44 

Fark

If all those statutes to Confederate generals were about remembering history, then it's very strange there are few monuments to General Lee's top deputy, General William Mahone. If they were about whi... +

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 2017-08-23 01:26 

Boing Boing

The KLF's book signing rules of engagement... +

The KLF is back. You will follow the instructions, or you will not get your book signed. https://twitter.com/Popjustice/status/899971473087115264 https://twitter.com/Popjustice/status/900016863446433792 They also welcome volunteers to the Dark Ages. h...

 2017-08-23 01:25 

Slashdot

Autonomous Forklift May Eat Up Warehouse Jobs... +

Jamie Condliffe reports via MIT Technology Review: Seegrid, a provider of material-handling equipment, takes the kinds of forklifts that move 8,000-pound loads around warehouses and makes them autonomous. It does that by popping five stereo cameras on top...

 2017-08-23 01:19 

Boing Boing

Do not boil your underwear in hotel kettles... +

You know those "amazing household tips" where you descale showerheads with vinegar and a sandwich bag, or lift carpet indentations with ice cubes, or whatever? Well, I've just found out that a common one in Australia, allegedly, is "wash your underwear in...

 2017-08-23 01:17 

reddit

U.S. Navy to relieve admiral of command after collisions: WSJ... +
 2017-08-23 01:07 

Fark

"Son, you got a panty on your head" [Dumbass]... +

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 2017-08-23 00:45 

Slashdot

Medium Will Now Pay Writers Based On How Many 'Claps' They Get... +

Medium is getting creative with how they're paying its writers. The San Francisco-based online publishing platform will determine how much an author is paid by how many claps a story receives. Claps are basically Medium's equivalent of a Like, and they re...

 2017-08-23 00:32 

Fark

Maybe they went to go see a dead body [Strange]... +

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 2017-08-23 00:32 

Fark

Jesus Christ it's a bear get in the house and PUNCH THAT BEAR [Scary]... +

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 2017-08-23 00:31 

reddit

Parents outraged by transgender reveal in kindergarten class... +
 2017-08-23 00:24 

Fark

Trump claimed the election was rigged. Turns out he was right...rigged for Trump [Dumbass]... +

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 2017-08-23 00:05 

Slashdot

Sony Loses Class Action Lawsuit In Waterproof Claims For Original Xperia Z Line... +

Sony has lost a class action lawsuit for claiming its Xperia phones were "waterproof," when in reality they were only "water resistant." If you happen to own one of the original Xperia Z smartphones, you may be owed up to $300. XDA Developers reports: Arg...

 2017-08-23 00:00 

Fark

Photoshop these Napa beauties [Photoshop]... +

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 2017-08-22 23:58 

Fark

"I served with Mongo. I knew Mongo. Mongo was a friend of mine. Sir, you are no Mongo" [Dumbass]... +

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 2017-08-22 23:38 

Boing Boing

Justice Department to downsize scope of warrant for DreamHost's user data on anti-Trump site Disruptj20... +

The Justice Department will scale back a very broad request for data connected to an anti-Trump website, after accusations the demand violated the free speech rights of politically engaged citizens. (more…)...

 2017-08-22 23:24 

Fark

A handy guide that shows what percentage of your life the U.S. has been at war. If you're 15 or younger, it's 100% [Interesting]... +

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 2017-08-22 23:20 

Slashdot

Iowa Computer Programmer Gets 25 Years For Lottery Scam... +

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Des Moines Register: Eddie Tipton, the Iowa brainpower behind a case of multi-state lottery fraud, will spend up to 25 years in prison for rigging "random" drawing jackpots. It's unknown how many years Tipton w...

 2017-08-22 23:19 

Boing Boing

Trump Afghanistan plan? More air strikes likely, and training Afghan air force... +

President Donald Trump's speech on military policy in Afghanistan didn't provide much in the way of specifics about troop numbers or other measures of force commitment or our long-term goals. All that vagueness led to tea-leaf-reading today. Reuters spoke...

 2017-08-22 22:58 

reddit

FBI Reportedly Advising Companies To Sever Ties With Kaspersky Apps because of Kremlin Ties... +
 2017-08-22 22:50 

Fark

Hey check out this Roller co OH HELL NO that's opening in 2018 at Silver Dollar City. Bonus: cars rotate 360 degrees like the tea cup ride while you spin and do multiple loops [Sick]... +

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 2017-08-22 22:44 

reddit

Treasury secretary's wife brags about wealth, clothing on social media... +
 2017-08-22 22:40 

reddit

The 'fake abortion clinics' misleading women in the United States... +
 2017-08-22 22:40 

Slashdot

Justice Department Walks Back Demand For Information On Anti-Trump Website... +

After issuing a warrant to DreamHost for "all files" related to an anti-trump website, the Justice Department says it's scaling back a demand for information from hosting service DreamHost. The Verge reports: In a legal filing today, the Justice Departmen...

 2017-08-22 22:32 

reddit

Thousands of Atlantic salmon escape fish farm near Victoria after nets rip. Company blames eclipse for problem.... +
 2017-08-22 22:20 

Fark

Indian villagers terrified by goat with human-like face. Oh how bad could it be? *Click* GAAAHHH *thud* [Weird]... +

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 2017-08-22 22:17 

Boing Boing

Gook is a movie that explores LA's Korean and black communities in the Rodney King era... +

Director Justin Chon’s new award-winning Sundance film Gook is hit theaters nationwide on August 18th. The film takes place during the time of the Rodney King riots in LA and tells the story of how people within the black and Korean communities were affec...

 2017-08-22 22:15 

Boing Boing

Trump enraged that McConnell won't 'protect' him from Russia investigations: NYT... +

Buried in the New York Times' extraordinary piece on how Mitch McConnell, Senate GOP leader, privately doubts whether President Donald Trump can salvage his administration? This amazing detail that sure doesn't make Trump look innocent on Russia and corru...

 2017-08-22 22:00 

Slashdot

IBM To Trace Food Contamination With Blockchain... +

Thelasko shares a report from CNBC: IBM has been joined by a group of global food giants including the likes of Nestle, Unilever and Walmart in an effort to reduce food contamination by using blockchain. The corporation announced Tuesday that it would ena...

 2017-08-22 21:50 

Fark

Sophomore gets angry that her ex-boyfriend goes black, fears he won't go back, and posts those thoughts to the internet like someone who's never used it before [Stupid]... +

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 2017-08-22 21:45 

Boing Boing

Large shipment of Trump ecstasy pills seized in Germany... +

"About 5,000 carrot-coloured ecstasy tablets in the shape of Donald Trump's head have been seized by German police in the north-western city of Osnabruck," reports the BBC. Police in Germany say the pills and a large amount of cash were found during a...

 2017-08-22 21:42 

reddit

Gov. Edwards: Louisiana preparing for Category 1 hurricane to hit Texas... +
 2017-08-22 21:20 

Fark

In this week's installment of 'Damn Those Millennials', CNBC explores data suggesting that younger workers prefer being fired via text message [Dumbass]... +

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 2017-08-22 21:20 

Slashdot

Fourth US Navy Collision This Year Raises Suspicion of Cyber-Attacks... +

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Next Web: Early Monday morning a U.S. Navy Destroyer collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Singapore. The U.S. Navy initially reported that 10 sailors were missing, and today found "some of the remai...

 2017-08-22 21:17 

reddit

MMA fighter kills powerlifting champion in brutal street fight in Russia... +
 2017-08-22 21:17 

reddit

Love it or hate it, truckers say they can’t stop listening to public radio... +
 2017-08-22 20:50 

Fark

Missouri refuses to halt an execution scheduled for 7pm tonight despite the condemned's lawyers producing DNA evidence that they say completely exonerates him. His only hope is Supreme Court Justice G... +

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 2017-08-22 20:40 

Slashdot

Getting NASA To Comply With Simple FOIA Requests Is a Nightmare... +

From a report on Motherboard: Freedom of Information Act requests are used by journalists, private citizens, and government watchdogs to acquire public documents from government agencies. FOIAing NASA, however, can be an exercise in futility. In one recen...

 2017-08-22 20:22 

reddit

AccuWeather caught sending user location data — even when location sharing is off... +
 2017-08-22 20:20 

Slashdot

Austria, Carmakers Agree To Update Software of 600,000 Diesel Cars... +

An anonymous reader shares a report: Austria's Transport Minister Joerg Leichtfried said on Tuesday he had agreed with carmakers to update the software of 600,000 diesel cars to reduce pollution following a similar deal struck in Germany after a large-sca...

 2017-08-22 20:00 

Fark

Photoshop these butterflies [Photoshop]... +

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 2017-08-22 20:00 

Slashdot

Let Consumers Sue Companies... +

Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, writes: When a data breach at Home Depot in 2014 led to losses for banks nationwide, a group of banks filed a class-action lawsuit seeking compensation. Companies have the choice o...

 2017-08-22 19:57 

Boing Boing

5,000 orange ecstasy tablets shaped like Trump's head seized by German police... +

Make America MDMA again. (more…)...

 2017-08-22 19:29 

Boing Boing

Own a jar of eclipse soil, "darkened by the moon", for only $1,029... +

The totality of 2017's solar eclipse plunged perhaps 200,000 square miles of America into darkness, but don't be fooled! That soil's worth staggering amounts of money! You can even finance your purchase, through eBay. This is a Jar of soil from the are...

 2017-08-22 19:20 

Slashdot

Estonia Proposes Estcoin, a Government Backed Cryptocurrency, Issued Via an Initial Coin Offering After e-Residency Success... +

Estonia is living up to its digital reputation and setting tongues wagging with its latest idea: its very own digital currency issued via an initial coin offering (ICO). From a report: The buzz word of the moment in the heady world of cyptocurrencies, ICO...

 2017-08-22 19:04 

reddit

Missouri governor stays execution of Marcellus Williams after attorneys say DNA evidence exonerates him... +
 2017-08-22 19:02 

reddit

Alt-right leader Richard Spencer not welcome at Penn State: President Barron... +
 2017-08-22 18:57 

Boing Boing

Please clap: it's how Medium writers are going to be paid... +

Medium, the oft-pivoting publisher and platform, recently introduced an alarmingly twee new metric: "claps". If you like an article, you can "clap" for it, or as one might like to say, "give it the clap." And now The Verge reports that they'll be paying w...

 2017-08-22 18:50 

Fark

Cops shocked that couple caught with meth, cocaine, ecstasy, prescription pain pills, Xanax, marijuana, a machete and around $2,000 in cash in the car, never checked in to motel where they were told t... +

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 2017-08-22 18:40 

Slashdot

Popular Weather App AccuWeather Caught Sending User Location Data, Even When Location Sharing is Off... +

Zack Whittaker, reporting for ZDNet: Popular weather app AccuWeather has been caught sending geolocation data to a third-party data monetization firm, even when the user has switched off location sharing. AccuWeather is one of the most popular weather app...

 2017-08-22 18:31 

Boing Boing

Steven Mnuchin's wife makes fun of Instagram followers for not being as rich as she is... +

Mind-bogglingly wealthy Louise Linton, a Scottish actress and wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, posted a photo on Instagram of herself and her husband disembarking from a US Gov't jet. Her caption read: "Great #daytrip to #Kentucky! #nicest #peo...

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