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 2018-04-25 19:27 

reddit

East Area Rapist suspect arrested....
 2018-04-25 19:20 

Slashdot

North Korea Linked To Global Hacking Operation Against Critical Infrastructure, Telecoms...

A suspected North Korean hacking campaign has expanded to targets in 17 different countries, including the U.S., pilfering information on critical infrastructure, telecommunications and entertainment organizations, researchers say. From a report: Cybersec...

 2018-04-25 19:17 

Boing Boing

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 starts tonight and it looks amazing. Here's the trailer...

The Handmaid's Tale, based on Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel of the same name, begins Season 2 tonight on Hulu. If you enjoy being scared out of your wits, this terrifying drama about authoritarian Christians who destroy the United States and w...

 2018-04-25 19:08 

Boing Boing

Security researchers demonstrate inexpensive one-minute method to clone master hotel key cards...

Finnish security researchers Tomi Tuominen and Timo Hirvonen can clone many master hotel keys very quickly using their clever cryptography, an expired keycard from the hotel trash, and a $300 Proxmark RFID card reading and writing device. It takes them ab...

 2018-04-25 18:51 

Boing Boing

3-quart Instant Pot on sale today for $56...

I joined the cult of the Instant Pot a couple months ago when the plastic housing around the steam valve on my 10-year-old Fagor pressure cooker cracked. Based on recommendations from a lot of people, I bought an Instant Pot to replace it. I've been v...

 2018-04-25 18:50 

Fark

You say tomato, I say tomahto. You say potato, I say hand grenade [Dumbass]...

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 2018-04-25 18:40 

reddit

LGBT advocacy group rescinds award to Joy Reid...
 2018-04-25 18:40 

Slashdot

Researchers Hacked Amazon's Alexa To Spy On Users, Again...

New submitter lod123 writes: A malicious proof-of-concept Amazon Echo Skill shows how attackers can abuse the Alexa virtual assistant to eavesdrop on consumers with smart devices -- and automatically transcribe every word said. Checkmarx researchers told ...

 2018-04-25 18:39 

Boing Boing

These standing airplane "seats" may be tomorrow's economy class...

Following other proposals for standing "seats" on airplanes ( link and link ), the Skyrider 2.0 saddle seat "is the new frontier of low-cost tickets," according to Italian company Aviointeriors. Rather than pitch the Skyrider as an inexpen...

 2018-04-25 18:34 

reddit

Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal...
 2018-04-25 18:34 

Boing Boing

Step-by-step analysis of what police "de-escalation" looks like...

Yesterday, Seamus noted here the remarkable act of policing in Toronto this week : A man had just killed ten people, and injured many more, by driving into them with a van -- and he was apprehended by a single police officer who never fired a shot. Today,...

 2018-04-25 18:32 

reddit

Citrus fruits are in danger of becoming scarce due to citrus greening disease, the only known uninfected region in the Mediterranean has recently shown signs of infection....
 2018-04-25 18:16 

Boing Boing

Just you wait: This Hamilton parody follows 'Weird Al' Yankovic's life...

Weird Al's " The Hamilton Polka " inspired Michael William Hunter to create a song about the accordion-playing musician's life. It's a Hamilton parody set to the tune of the musical's "Alexander Hamilton," called " Alfr...

 2018-04-25 18:16 

reddit

Alleged heroin dealer charged with murder after Oklahoma woman, 19, overdoses...
 2018-04-25 18:14 

Boing Boing

Rescued octopus comes back a day later to chill with its rescuers...

A fun little tale of interspecies aid here at Youtube: We spent our Holidays at the red sea. While walking along a lonely beach we saw a stranded Octopus in the sand. We were not sure if he is already dead. So we pushed him back into the water. He needed ...

 2018-04-25 18:14 

Boing Boing

Look at this comet's terrifically chaotic surface...

Landru79 created this spectacular GIF from images captured in 2016 on the surface of Comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko by the European Space Agency lander Philae deployed by the Rosetta probe . The video is significantly sped up, compressing 25 minutes into ...

 2018-04-25 18:05 

Fark

Package thief realizes he's on video, tries to take doorbell camera [Dumbass]...

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 2018-04-25 18:02 

Boing Boing

Art on Old Navy designs looks exactly like illustrator's work...

Illustrator Lili Chin noticed that Old Navy was selling clothes with her art on it. When she asked them to compensate her, they told her to go pound sand. From her blog : My art gets stolen all the time. I have been through many copyright infringement cas...

 2018-04-25 18:00 

Slashdot

8K TVs Are Coming, But Don't Buy the Hype...

If the 8,294,400 pixels of resolution on an Ultra High Definition television just don't seem to convey enough detail, fear not: The electronics industry has heard your cry. From a report: Even as UHD TVs, often called 4K TVs for their nearly 4,000 pix...

 2018-04-25 17:55 

Boing Boing

The case for storing digital data in DNA...

Using DNA to store digital data has been a classic forecast in infotech futurism for more than two decades. The basic concept is that you could synthesize strands of DNA encoded with digital information and then decode it with DNA sequencing techniques. W...

 2018-04-25 17:52 

Boing Boing

Annoyed pregnant woman purposely trips little boy and gives him a concussion...

Last week a four-year-old boy in China ran inside a restaurant to grab some chopsticks for his parents, and as he entered the restaurant, some plastic curtains accidentally hit a pregnant woman siting by the front door. She was not pleased. To get revenge...

 2018-04-25 17:50 

Fark

Pro-tip: If you think you can get away by using someone else's urine to cheat a drug test, make sure it is not tainted also [Fail]...

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 2018-04-25 17:42 

reddit

U.S. Slips Again in World Press Freedom Index...
 2018-04-25 17:28 

Boing Boing

Why you might see flying boats...

A Fata Morgana is a spectacular optical illusion in which you may see boats floating above the sea or city skylines in the clouds. (The term is named after the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay as her castle was said to hover above the coast of Sicily.) I...

 2018-04-25 17:20 

Fark

Body of man found in Lake Erie 38 years ago identified, hopefully not by smell [Interesting]...

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 2018-04-25 17:17 

Boing Boing

Interview with host of JapanesePod101...

Carla and I enjoy the Japanese language learning video series called JapanesePod101 . This episode of Life Where I'm From (produced by a Canadian who lives in Japan) has an interview with Risa, the host of JapanesePod101. She talks about how she learn...

 2018-04-25 17:15 

Slashdot

Nasdaq 'Would Consider' Creating a Crypto Exchange, Says CEO...

The CEO of Nasdaq suggested Wednesday that the company could open a cryptocurrency exchange in the future. From a report: The subject came up in an interview with CNBC, during which CEO Adena Friedman expressed openness to the idea. "Certainly Nasdaq ...

 2018-04-25 17:11 

reddit

Chevron evacuates Venezuela executives following staff arrests...
 2018-04-25 17:05 

Fark

Look into the bedazzling eyes of the gal who stabbed a total stranger to death outside of a bar [Scary]...

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 2018-04-25 16:49 

reddit

Russia's Telegram block tests Putin's ability to control the web...
 2018-04-25 16:45 

Slashdot

Apple's Podcasts Just Topped 50 Billion All-time Downloads and Streams...

Apple launched podcasts on iTunes way back in 2005, the same year that the Oxford Dictionary named "podcast" its word of the year. A lot has changed since the early days when iTunes was mostly populated with The Ricky Gervais Show and an assortmen...

 2018-04-25 16:35 

Fark

Tip leads police to half of Grolsch beer stolen from near Montreal. Other half was delicious [Misc]...

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 2018-04-25 16:23 

reddit

Neighbors say wild sex parties disturb upscale Castle Rock community...
 2018-04-25 16:21 

Boing Boing

I just wanted to maintain my bicycle...

It is spring. I wanted to lube the chain on my mountain bike. I prefer dry, wax-based lubricant as it sheds dirt and is more easy to maintain. Amazon had other ideas. I use White Lightning on the bike chain. I have not tried #Lube Life. While #LL's re...

 2018-04-25 16:20 

Fark

Baby Boomers agree with millennials and Gen X that they kind of do suck [Amusing]...

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 2018-04-25 16:05 

Fark

People who won't go into the water because of sharks don't know greatest hazard on beaches are its sea gulls. Bombs away [Florida]...

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 2018-04-25 16:05 

Slashdot

Europol Shuts Down World's Largest DDoS-for-Hire Service...

In what is being seen as a major hit against cybercriminals, Europol, an international police operation, has taken down the world's biggest provider of potentially crippling Distributed Denial of Service attacks. From a report: Europol officials have ...

 2018-04-25 16:00 

Boing Boing

Apple robot that disassembles iPhones...

Apple has unveiled Daisy, a robot that can disassemble nine different types of iPhones , as part of their program to try and recover and recycle more materials that go into their devices. It can apparently handle 200 iPhones an hour. It's pretty mesme...

 2018-04-25 15:59 

Boing Boing

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "At some points Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president."...

. @PressSec : "At some points Democrats have to decide whether they love this country more than they hate this president." pic.twitter.com/gVQPfDSZ0B — Fox News (@FoxNews) April 23, 2018 Trump's press secretary went on Fox News and used ...

 2018-04-25 15:54 

reddit

Collapse of North Korea nuclear site threatens fallout: report...
 2018-04-25 15:49 

Fark

Anzac Day. a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations&...

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 2018-04-25 15:47 

reddit

Manhunt underway for man who allegedly shot, killed Somerset County Sheriff's corporal...
 2018-04-25 15:42 

reddit

To censor the internet, 10 countries use Canadian filtering technology, researchers say...
 2018-04-25 15:40 

Boing Boing

Public ignorance about "drunk/drugged up losers" is expensive and deadly...

Opioid overdoses now kill more Americans every year than guns, breast cancer, or car accidents. 20 million Americans suffer from addiction to alcohol, illicit, or prescription drugs. On the second anniversary of Prince's death from fentanyl overdose l...

 2018-04-25 15:32 

Slashdot

Microsoft Plans Version of Windows 10 For Devices With Limited Storage...

An anonymous reader shares a report: A smaller, more pared down version of Windows 10 was spotted in the latest Redstone 5 preview build. Microsoft is calling it Windows 10 Lean and it's 2GB smaller in size than standard editions of Windows 10 once in...

 2018-04-25 15:30 

reddit

A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It....
 2018-04-25 15:20 

Fark

Rare elephant bird egg discovered, promptly made into giant omelet [Cool]...

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 2018-04-25 15:17 

Boing Boing

Incentives matter: the Mr Market LOOOOOVES death squads...

In 1970, Chile elected Salvador Allende, a socialist, to office; he instituted sweeping reforms aimed at ending the corrupt rule of a small, monied, brutal elite; in 1973, the dictator Augusto Pinochet led a US-backed military coup that involved horrific ...

 2018-04-25 15:05 

Fark

The online community of self-proclaimed guys who couldn't get laid in a whorehouse have anointed Toronto mass murderer Alek Minassian as "our new saint". Can we label them terrorists and s...

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 2018-04-25 14:52 

Slashdot

Hackers Built a 'Master Key' For Millions of Hotel Rooms...

An anonymous reader writes: Security researchers have built a master key that exploits a design flaw in a popular and widely used hotel electronic lock system, allowing unfettered access to every room in the building. The electronic lock system, known as ...

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