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 2018-10-16 22:01 

reddit

Maryland police officer charged with raping woman he pulled over...
 2018-10-16 21:50 

Fark

First of all, what kind of idiot wears $150,000 worth of jewelry to a strip club? [Dumbass]...

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 2018-10-16 21:50 

Slashdot

Qualcomm's New Wi-Fi Chips Are Meant To Rival 5G Speeds...

"Qualcomm is launching a family of chips that can add incredibly high-speed Wi-Fi -- at speeds up to 10 gigabits per second -- to phones, laptops, routers, and so on," reports The Verge. The Wi-Fi standard used for something like replacing a virtu...

 2018-10-16 21:47 

reddit

"Do you think I want to shoot an 11-year-old?": Cop confronts boys carrying BB gun...
 2018-10-16 21:45 

Boing Boing

The New York Times has the dope on cannabis use in Canada...

I'm writing this on a flight to Chicago. By the time I return to Canada on Thursday, the sale and use of cannabis, in many circumstances, will be cool, from coast to coast to coast. This does not excite me: I'm not a cannabis enthusiast. Your mile...

 2018-10-16 21:20 

Fark

Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer come to Portland to "clean up" the city, re-enact musical "A Sniper on the Roof" [Scary]...

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 2018-10-16 21:15 

Boing Boing

Chow Yun-fat lives so small that he can give away over $700 million when he passes away...

Indicating in your will that you want to leave some money to a charity that reflects the values you were passionate about is a fine gesture. Living a life of frugality so that you can leave a ridiculous amount of money to charity once you're gone: tha...

 2018-10-16 21:10 

Boing Boing

People with a good sense of smell may also be better at navigation...

Recent research suggests that our sense of smell evolved to help us find our way. Now, McGill University neuroscientist Louisa Dahmani and her colleagues support that idea, termed the "olfactory spatial hypothesis." From Science News : Scientists ...

 2018-10-16 21:10 

Slashdot

MongoDB Switches Up Its Open-Source License...

MongoDB is taking action against cloud giants who are taking its open-source code and offering a hosted commercial version of its database to their users without playing by the open-source rules. The company announced today that it has issued a new softwa...

 2018-10-16 21:08 

reddit

Khashoggi was beaten to death in front of Saudi consul general, then dismembered: sources...
 2018-10-16 21:05 

Fark

Ukrainian pilot: "Da, velcome to my Su-27UB. Just please do not push button marked '.'" US Pilot: "Why? What's that do?" [Sad]...

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 2018-10-16 20:58 

reddit

For the first time, a woman is leading the largest command in the US Army...
 2018-10-16 20:32 

Slashdot

Facebook Could Use Data Collected From Its Portal In-Home Video Device To Target You With Ads...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Recode: Facebook announced Portal last week, its take on the in-home, voice-activated speaker to rival competitors from Amazon, Google and Apple. Last Monday, we wrote: "No data collected through Portal -- even...

 2018-10-16 20:20 

Fark

Some people seem to have a problem with Natural Light's new 77 pack [Cool]...

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 2018-10-16 20:06 

Boing Boing

Why are moths drawn to lamps?...

According to the explanation of the phrase "like a moth to the flame" at The Phrase Finder , "the word moth was used the the 17th century to mean someone who was apt to be tempted by something that would lead to their downfall." But why do...

 2018-10-16 20:00 

Fark

Photoshop this evacuating couple [Photoshop]...

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 2018-10-16 19:47 

reddit

Judge orders protections for defrauded students to go into effect...
 2018-10-16 19:46 

Slashdot

New York Attorney General Expands Inquiry Into Net Neutrality Comments...

The New York attorney general subpoenaed more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations on Tuesday, seeking to determine whether the groups sought to sway a critical federal decision on intern...

 2018-10-16 19:43 

Boing Boing

Masked employee in Ohio haunted house park pushes down and mock-rapes horrified visitors...

Before entering Ohio's Akron Fright Fest , a park of self-proclaimed "extreme haunted houses," people need to sign a waiver. The waiver lets them know that these are mature haunted houses with actors who might physically touch them, but never ...

 2018-10-16 19:43 

Boing Boing

Riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna's new t-shirt line pays for girls to attend school in Togo...

OG riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre has launched a new t-shirt line with all the money going to Peace Sisters , a non-profit that helps pay school tuition for underprivileged young girls in the West African nation of Togo. The shirts ...

 2018-10-16 19:25 

Boing Boing

Fantastically far out poster for 1974 artificial intelligence lecture at UC Berkeley...

Chris Veltri, proprietor of San Francisco's legendary Groove Merchant record shop, posted this astounding artifact to his Instagram wunderkammer of outr culture paper ephemera @collagedropoutsf ! It's a poster for a lecture by artificial intellige...

 2018-10-16 19:24 

reddit

Kentucky baby given 3 doses of Narcan after she ODs on drugs; father charged...
 2018-10-16 19:20 

reddit

Google will stop bundling its apps on Android phones in response to EU fine...
 2018-10-16 19:20 

Fark

For sale: voter registration records for thirty five million Americans. Includes full name, phone numbers, physical addresses, voting history, and affiliation. For amusement purposes only. $42,200 [Fa...

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 2018-10-16 19:19 

reddit

'Everything on the table' as commission begins examining corrupt Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force...
 2018-10-16 19:05 

Fark

Giant nose stolen off porch. Police are looking for a woman in a tunic and a butler robot holding a silver ball [Weird]...

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 2018-10-16 19:04 

reddit

Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof dies at 72...
 2018-10-16 18:50 

Fark

Deputies searching for fugitive can't find him. His girlfriend hasn't seen him in days, she says. Her four year old, however, shows the deputies where he is - hiding in an electrical closet [H...

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 2018-10-16 18:45 

Slashdot

Rolls-Royce Wants To Fill the Seas With Self-Sailing Ships...

An anonymous reader shares a report: "Helsinki VTS, thank you for permission to depart," the captain says over the radio. He checks with the Vessel Traffic Service to see if there's anything to be looking out for. Just one other big ship, but ...

 2018-10-16 18:20 

Fark

Coffee rust threatens Latin American crop. 150 years ago, it wiped out an empire, presumably due to fatigue and caffeine withdrawal [Scary]...

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 2018-10-16 18:19 

Boing Boing

Right-wing group camped out on rooftop with stockpile of weapons at Portland rally, and police kept quiet...

On August 4th, during a major gun rights demonstration in Portland, OR, a right-wing group with a stockpile of weapons was stationed on the rooftop of a garage, overlooking the rally. The individuals, whose arsenal included long guns, were affiliated with...

 2018-10-16 18:14 

reddit

North Dakota Senator Heitkamp apologizes for ad outing sexual, domestic assault victims without their consent...
 2018-10-16 18:08 

Boing Boing

Meet the leader of one of Japan's ultra nationalist groups...

Almost every time I visit Japan, I see black vans driving down the street with super loud megaphones blaring an angry rant. These vans are operated by people who are members of Japan's ultra nationalist movement. In this video, Asian Boss interviewed ...

 2018-10-16 18:07 

reddit

Armed protesters were on Portland rooftop in August, police now say...
 2018-10-16 18:05 

Fark

Did NYPD detain any violent right-wing thugs after street brawl? Nein. Might there still be arrests? Nine [Followup]...

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 2018-10-16 18:05 

Slashdot

Facebook Plans Camera-Equipped TV Device, Report Says...

Facebook is developing hardware for the TV, news outlet Cheddar reported Tuesday. From the report: The world's largest social network is building a camera-equipped device that sits atop a TV and allows video calling along with entertainment services l...

 2018-10-16 17:56 

reddit

For the first time in 25 years New York City didn't have a single shooting over the weekend...
 2018-10-16 17:50 

Fark

Jack Dorsey wants you to know that you should always feel free to question Twitter. He's never going to actually fix anything, mind you, but questions? Ask away [Obvious]...

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 2018-10-16 17:45 

Fark

Fark NotNewsletter: Shirting all over the place [FarkBlog]...

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 2018-10-16 17:42 

reddit

Active shooter situation on the Plaza in Kansas City...
 2018-10-16 17:37 

reddit

Most states facing confirmed or possible cases of polio-like illness...
 2018-10-16 17:37 

Boing Boing

Undetectably bypass voting machines' anti-tamper mechanism with a bit of a soda-can...

When security researchers report on the ghastly defects in voting machines, the officials who bought these machines say dismiss their concerns by saying that the tamper-evident seals they put around the machines prevent bad guys from gaining access to the...

 2018-10-16 17:29 

reddit

Body of missing Saudi journalist was cut into pieces, Turkish official says...
 2018-10-16 17:25 

Slashdot

Stephen Hawking Warns That AI and 'Superhumans' Could Wipe Humanity; Says There's No God in Posthumous Book...

Stephen Hawking says artificial intelligence will eventually become so advanced it will "outperform humans." The renowned physicist who died in March warns of both rises in advanced artificial intelligence and genetically-enhanced "superhumans...

 2018-10-16 17:21 

reddit

US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years...
 2018-10-16 17:13 

Boing Boing

Users complain that new MacBook keyboards still die easy...

Casey Johnston reports that the supposedly improved keyboards in new MacBook Pros still suffer the same old problems . Several users in the MacRumors keyboard thread suggested that the butterfly keyboards Apple has been pushing for two years now are a ste...

 2018-10-16 17:11 

Fark

Sim City alien invasion, 8 year olds and archaeology, and Pilsner Totoro. Enjoy your Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2018-09-30 to Sat 2018-10-06 [FarkBlog]...

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 2018-10-16 16:55 

Slashdot

Google To Charge Smartphone Makers For Google Play in Europe...

Google will charge smartphone makers a licensing fee for using its popular Google Play app store and also allow them to use rival versions of its Android mobile operating system to comply with an EU antitrust order, it said Tuesday. From a report: Google,...

 2018-10-16 16:35 

Fark

Man breaks into car wash, gains access to vacuums, shockingly does not go on a vacuuming spree [Strange]...

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 2018-10-16 16:20 

Fark

Combined MegaMillions, Powerball jackpots now equal almost 1 BILLION dollars. Whoever wins needs to have the BEST. FARK .PARTY. EVAR [Interesting]...

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