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 2019-11-15 17:33 

Fark

After gay marriage was legalized in Sweden and Denmark, something fabulous happened [Spiffy]...

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 2019-11-15 17:30 

Boing Boing

Sign of the times...

People are not ready to deal with this serious issue. It's like we don't even have the language to understand yet. Seriously, though, I am trying to track down where this image first appeared and who the baby is, and who the parent is, and who the...

 2019-11-15 17:24 

Boing Boing

Cool casemod of a Korg Minilogue synth...

Love Hultn took a Korg Minilogue 4-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synth and modded it with a wooden case inspired by the Commodore SX-64 (1984). Read the rest...

 2019-11-15 17:24 

Boing Boing

Many Chinese manufacturers are behaving as though they have no future...

The China Law Blog ( previously ) reports on the kinds of questions that western businesses operating in China are raising; China's serious economic downturn and rising authoritarianism have turned the site's normally businesslike posts into a gli...

 2019-11-15 17:23 

Slashdot

Billboards Love Streaming Wars Because That's Where Ads End Up...

Streaming services are the hottest thing in entertainment these days. But when it comes to getting the word out about the newest offerings, it's traditional media that often benefits. From a report: Apple, Disney and other big tech and media giants ar...

 2019-11-15 17:21 

Boing Boing

Watch: 9-year-old girl kills Nirvana's 'In Bloom' on drums...

Nandi Bushell channels drummer David Grohl as she drums to Nirvana's "In Bloom." From Ipswich, England, she "has been posting drum covers to her YouTube channel for over two years. She's covered the likes of Beyonc, Metallica, Joan Jet...

 2019-11-15 17:16 

Fark

Suddenly, daughter [Strange]...

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 2019-11-15 17:09 

Boing Boing

Trump advisor Roger Stone convicted for obstruction of justice...

Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to a Congressional House committee about his involvement with Wikileaks and for witness tampering. The jury deliberated for eight hours before convicting him of all seven counts. The 67-year-old felon could serve up t...

 2019-11-15 17:04 

Boing Boing

BREAKING: Roger Stone guilty on all counts...

Roger Stone, advisor to Donald Trump and longtime political "ratfucker", was convicted today on all counts, including obstruction of justice, lying to congress, and witness tampering. Axios: The big picture: Prosecutors alleged in closing argument...

 2019-11-15 17:00 

Fark

Caption what the commentators are saying at this chessboxing match [Caption]...

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 2019-11-15 16:53 

reddit

Trump associate Roger Stone has been found guilty...
 2019-11-15 16:50 

Fark

Today's example of the Master Race comes to us from Washington State by way of Texas, with this young man and his expression of complete incomprehension [Facepalm]...

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 2019-11-15 16:45 

Boing Boing

Yovanovitch calls Trump's attacks on her this morning "very intimidating"...

While former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch's testified this morning during the public impeachment hearing, Trump bashed her in a couple of tweets. And when Yovanovitch was later asked by Rep. Adam Schiff how these tweets might affect ot...

 2019-11-15 16:41 

Slashdot

Disney + and 'The Mandalorian' Are Driving People Back To Torrenting...

An anonymous reader shares a report: A simple glance at torrent websites shows that plenty of people are stealing from the brand new steaming services -- episodes of The Mandalorian and Dickinson all have hundreds or thousands of seeders and are among the...

 2019-11-15 16:36 

Fark

Things to hide behind a false wall: your bat cave, your wine cellar, your porn emporium. Things found behind false wall in Colorado: twenty-six toddlers [Creepy]...

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 2019-11-15 16:29 

Boing Boing

Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy is looking for engineering, social science, law, and policy "visitors" for interdisciplinary one-year positions...

Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy is a marvellous interdisciplinary research center, and it is advertising for "visitors" for one-year stints: postdocs , policy fellows and visiting IT professors . The positions are onsite a...

 2019-11-15 16:20 

Boing Boing

Why are we still treating economics as if it were an empirical science that makes reliable predictions?...

Robert Skidelsky is an eccentric British economist: trained at Oxford, author of a definitive three-volume biography of Keynes, a Lord who sat with the Tories as their economics critic during the Blair regime, who now sits as an independent who is aligned...

 2019-11-15 16:19 

Fark

Dead singer, walking down the street. Dead singer, the kind I'd like to meet. [Awkward]...

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 2019-11-15 16:13 

Boing Boing

County sheriff attempts to return methamphetamine to poor soul who lost it...

Marin for the win! Lost and Found: We found this methamphetamine in a parking lot that appears to have been lost by the owner. If you lost your drugs and are looking for them, please get in contact with us! #LostAndFound #dontdodrugs #DARE pic.twitter.com...

 2019-11-15 16:04 

Fark

You think you're a citizen just because you were born in the US? Think again [Murica]...

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 2019-11-15 16:03 

reddit

Texas teen beaten by substitute teacher on video says she's afraid to return to school...
 2019-11-15 16:01 

Slashdot

The Org That Doles Out .Org Websites Just Sold Itself To a For-Profit Company...

Today, the Public Interest Registry (PIR), which maintains the .org top-level domain, announced that it will be acquired by Ethos Capital, a private equity firm. From a report: This move will make PIR, previously a non-profit domain registry, officially p...

 2019-11-15 15:50 

Fark

Do you have a bag? What's in your bag? [Survey]...

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 2019-11-15 15:41 

Slashdot

Google Almost Made 100,000 Chest X-rays Public -- Until it Realized Personal Data Could Be Exposed...

Two days before Google was set to publicly post more than 100,000 images of human chest X-rays, the tech giant got a call from the National Institutes of Health, which had provided the images: Some of them still contained details that could be used to ide...

 2019-11-15 15:36 

reddit

Off-duty trooper was texting before striking and killing N.J. teen in Westfield, lawsuit alleges...
 2019-11-15 15:35 

Fark

The CDC would like to reminded you again to get the flu shot because herd immunity only works when most of the herd actually gets immunized [Obvious]...

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 2019-11-15 15:32 

Boing Boing

An interview with Andy Greenberg about his book Sandworm, on the Russian state hackers who attack power grids...

Wired security reporter Andy Greenberg's latest book is Sandworm ( previously ), a true-life technothriller that tells the stories of the cybersecurity experts who analyzed and attributed as series of ghastly cyberwar attacks that brought down parts o...

 2019-11-15 15:26 

Boing Boing

Fortnite + Star Wars: Now you can play as an Imperial Stormtrooper...

Apparently you may buy the Stormie skin, or get it free with an advance copy of Star Wars new RPG. I wonder if Stormtroopers get 10x weapons bloom. Read the rest...

 2019-11-15 15:12 

Fark

Teenagers are getting bad sex ed in school so they're turning to TikTok [Creepy]...

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 2019-11-15 14:50 

Fark

Nothing says gangsta like a giant 'Mighty Mongrel Mob' tattoo inked all across your face for the cops to pick you up nice and easy [Facepalm]...

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 2019-11-15 14:50 

Slashdot

Taiwan Stops Selling Huawei Phones That Identify It as Part of China...

Taiwan suspended sales of three Huawei smartphone models that identify Taiwan as part of China, striking a fresh blow in a long-running conflict over references to sovereignty. From a report: Phone carriers were ordered to stop offering Huawei's P30, ...

 2019-11-15 14:39 

reddit

Hong Kong's Clockenflap festival, a 60,000-capacity event, cancelled amid escalating crisis...
 2019-11-15 14:34 

Fark

Here's your chance to be prepared for the future as you can now buy an abandoned missile complex for the fire sale price of $400,000 [Interesting]...

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 2019-11-15 14:34 

reddit

Sheriff: Man makes large bank withdrawal, gets robbed by his teller in home invasion...
 2019-11-15 14:32 

reddit

Cigarette smoking among adults hits all time low in the United States...
 2019-11-15 14:30 

Boing Boing

Mexican Walmart employees strike to demand wages...

I've spent a lot of time in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It's a beautiful place, filled with friendly people and an insanely low cost of living... if you're from somewhere further north in North America. In my experience, Mexicans are a ...

 2019-11-15 14:18 

Slashdot

Apple To Remove Vaping Apps From Store...

Amid growing health concerns over e-cigarettes, Apple will remove all 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store this morning, Axios reports. From a report: The move comes after at least 42 people have died from vaping-related lung illness, per the...

 2019-11-15 14:00 

Fark

Photoshop this picture of Richard Branson riding a conveyor belt full of giant sushi [Photoshop]...

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 2019-11-15 14:00 

Boing Boing

How cities can serve as a model for social media platforms to build better community spaces...

Eli Pariser is the author of The Filter Bubble , a book which lent its name to a recent Congressional bill about social media transparency. He's also one of the co-founders of Upworthy (and, full disclosure, my former boss). In other words, Pariser ha...

 2019-11-15 13:53 

reddit

70% of Americans say they are struggling financially...
 2019-11-15 13:53 

reddit

Hospitals hit by ransomware attacks are seeing an increase in heart patients' death rates...
 2019-11-15 13:50 

Fark

Look at this woman. If you see her, do NOT date her. When she gets frustrated, she WILL bite your penis [Weeners]...

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 2019-11-15 13:43 

Boing Boing

Donald Trump Jr. book sales reportedly goosed by bulk purchases "close to the author"...

Political books by random MAGA people are a hot genre, but Donald Trump Jr's " Triggered " lands in a saturated market. Morevoer, Trump fans generally prefer the attention dance of Fox News and social media to hours spent curled up with a bad ...

 2019-11-15 13:37 

reddit

'False wall' found in Colorado Springs day care owner's house with 26 kids in basement...
 2019-11-15 13:37 

Fark

74-year-old pensioner distraught after catching his 21-year-old wife snogging another man in the shower ...a 14 years younger man. Subby can only wish he will have these problems at 74 (possible nsfw ...

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 2019-11-15 13:15 

Fark

Man found with bag of drugs in car tells cops wind must've blown it in the back seat [Florida]...

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 2019-11-15 13:05 

reddit

BBB Warning: "Secret Sister" Gift Exchange is Illegal...
 2019-11-15 13:00 

Boing Boing

This security camera uses facial recognition to give you some privacy...

A typical security camera can give you peace of mind. But that might be offset by the nagging feeling that it's watching you , too. The best kind of security system is one that protects both your home and your privacy, and the blurams Dome Pro 1080p S...

 2019-11-15 13:00 

Boing Boing

Indiana judges suspended after 3 a.m. brawl at White Castle...

Three Indiana judges got in a fight. Two were injured, all were suspended. NPR's Laurel Wamsley reports " an incident brimming with colorful details. " The altercation apparently started sometime after 3 a.m., when one of the judges, Sabrina B...

 2019-11-15 13:00 

Slashdot

A Jury of Random People Can Do Wonders For Facebook...

Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard's Berkman Klein Center, writes about how and why Facebook might take inspiration from the U.S. jury system in reviewing the truth value of political ads. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the article: ...

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