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 2018-04-22 07:34 

Slashdot

Could We Fund a Universal Basic Income with Universal Basic Assets?...

Universal Basic Incomes aren't really the issue, argues Fast Company staff writer Ben Schiller. "It's how you find $2 trillion to pay for it." One answer may come in the form of "universal basic assets" (UBA). UBA can mean a fund o...

 2018-04-22 07:28 

Fark

Man arrested for patronizing a prostitute tells police he's self-employed. After being reminded that he's currently the mayor of the neighboring town, he replies "for now" [Dumbass]...

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 2018-04-22 06:49 

Fark

The fact that he was a large man in overalls made the subway assailant stand out, but the "MAGA" hat and shirt sort of iced the cake [Dumbass]...

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 2018-04-22 05:45 

reddit

Mother accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old daughter: Police...
 2018-04-22 05:25 

Fark

I don't recall the walk to the hotel being this long and arduous [Fail]...

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 2018-04-22 05:20 

reddit

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to face no-confidence vote from his own deputies...
 2018-04-22 05:18 

reddit

Ohio mother accidentally shoots and kills 2-year-old daughter...
 2018-04-22 05:10 

reddit

Police say Louisville woman falsely accused LMPD officer of sexual assault...
 2018-04-22 04:45 

Fark

Here's the torture we overlooked, and the overlooking we overlooked. Well no, you can't read the part about the torture, but the overlooking was totally legit as you can see [Creepy]...

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 2018-04-22 04:44 

reddit

Police shooting of unarmed black man 'massively irresponsible and reckless': Attorney...
 2018-04-22 03:37 

Slashdot

NYT: Lynchings Around the World are Linked To Facebook Posts...

An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times:Riots and lynchings around the world have been linked to misinformation and hate speech on Facebook, which pushes whatever content keeps users on the site longest -- a potentially damaging practice in countrie...

 2018-04-22 03:00 

reddit

A teenager who posted rap lyrics which included racist language on Instagram has been found guilty of sending a grossly offensive message. - UK...
 2018-04-22 02:23 

Fark

Goodest boy ever keeps his 3yo human safe all night when she got lost. Meanwhile, Subby's shih tzu barked all night, then raided the bin and peed on the carpet [Hero]...

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 2018-04-22 02:08 

Fark

Attn. NYC passengers: Please don't bother the tour bus driver while the vehicle is in motion. He's trying to watch TV [Dumbass]...

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 2018-04-22 01:34 

Slashdot

Many Amazon Warehouse Workers are on Food Stamps...

Many of Amazon's warehouse workers have to buy their groceries with food stamps through America's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, reports the Intercept.In Arizona, new data suggests that one in three of the company's own employees d...

 2018-04-22 00:58 

Fark

12-year-old has fight with parents, gets revenge by stealing mom's credit card and heading off to Bali for four days of R&R [Dumbass]...

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 2018-04-22 00:31 

reddit

World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117...
 2018-04-22 00:15 

reddit

79 graves uncovered at Sugar Land (TX) construction site....
 2018-04-22 00:05 

reddit

Judge denies man's request to reinstate free water program in Flint...
 2018-04-22 00:00 

Fark

Photoshop this origami holder [Photoshop]...

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 2018-04-21 23:34 

Slashdot

What Happens When Restaurants Go Cashless...

There's a new trend starting: restaurants that won't accept cash. USA Today reports:Restaurant owners say ordering is faster from customers who slap down plastic instead of dollars, cutting a few seconds out of the process. But most of the benefit...

 2018-04-21 23:03 

reddit

Priest shot dead in Mexico marks 2nd clerical murder in week...
 2018-04-21 22:50 

Fark

Overwhelmed Brooklyn postman hoarded 17,000 letters and parcels spanning 15 years. He may have been able to handle snow, rain, heat, and gloom of night but the ads and free samples were too much to ex...

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 2018-04-21 22:49 

reddit

Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse...
 2018-04-21 22:39 

Fark

Land Titanic attendance numbers are sinking fast [Fail]...

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 2018-04-21 22:34 

Fark

Oklahoma pill jockey steals 20,000 pills. At 30 pills an hour, it would've taken him nearly 4 weeks to count all of them [Dumbass]...

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 2018-04-21 22:34 

Slashdot

Former Reddit Executive Sees 'No Hope' For Reddit...

An anonymous reader quotes former Reddit product head Dan McComas:I think, ultimately, the problem that Reddit has is the same as Twitter and Discord. By focusing on growth and growth only and ignoring the problems, they amassed a large set of cultural no...

 2018-04-21 22:11 

reddit

Smugglers Caught Trafficking Thousands of California Succulents...
 2018-04-21 21:23 

Fark

If you're going to put a fake parking ticket on your car window so police won't give you a real one it's probably best to check that you don't park next to an unmarked police car ... w...

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 2018-04-21 21:18 

Slashdot

Eventbrite Claims The Right To Film Your Events -- And Keep the Copyright...

Eventbrite lets you sell tickets online for your events. An anonymous reader reports on Eventbrite's newly-updated merchant agreement.The merchant agreement specifies that you "grant permission to Eventbrite and its agents to enter onto and remain...

 2018-04-21 20:39 

Fark

Nazis turn out in Newnan, Georgia to demonstrate their power and might. All 12 of them apparently [Murica]...

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 2018-04-21 20:35 

reddit

Verne Troyer, best known as Mini-Me in "Austin Powers," has died...
 2018-04-21 20:34 

Slashdot

GitHub Launches Bot-Powered Learning Lab for New Developers...

An anonymous reader quotes VentureBeat:GitHub is launching a new bot-powered learning lab to help budding developers get up to speed on all things GitHub... The GitHub Learning Lab, which officially launched Thursday, builds on GitHub's prior history ...

 2018-04-21 20:00 

Fark

Not news: man sentenced to 50 years for theft. This is an outrage: for fajitas. What the holy loving fark: $1.2 million worth of fajitas [Followup]...

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 2018-04-21 20:00 

Fark

Photoshop this coated character [Photoshop]...

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 2018-04-21 19:41 

reddit

Science hinted that cancer patients could take less of a $148,000-a-year drug. Its maker tripled the price of a pill....
 2018-04-21 19:34 

Slashdot

Lycos Finally Discontinues Its Free Email Service...

Long-time Slashdot reader williamyf writes:You may think of it as the end of an era, or as the final nail in the coffin. Today Lycos, one of the pioneering web portals of the '90s, notified all it's users that "On May 15th, 2018, we will no lo...

 2018-04-21 19:18 

Fark

Greyhound bus that was supposed to go to New York ends up in Toronto. Everybody on the bus just laughed and laughed [Fail]...

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 2018-04-21 19:03 

reddit

Protest Underway at Neo-Nazi Rally; Arrests Made...
 2018-04-21 18:34 

Slashdot

Doctors Tried To Lower $148K Cancer Drug Cost; Makers Tripled Its Price...

Slashdot reader Applehu Akbar writes: Imbruvica, a compound that treats white blood cell cancers, has until now been a bargain at $148,000 per year. Until now, doctors have been able to optimize dosage for each patient by prescribing up to four small-dose...

 2018-04-21 18:22 

reddit

Mid Michigan high schoolers proudly display confederate flags. Adamant "it's nothing racial" despite being seen on Snapchat using slurs....
 2018-04-21 18:19 

reddit

Video shows British tourist snorting cocaine off drug lord Pablo Escobar's grave...
 2018-04-21 17:52 

reddit

Hundreds of Immigrant Children Have Been Taken From Parents at U.S. Border...
 2018-04-21 17:50 

reddit

Christians claim they are being forced out of Pakistani city by Isil violence...
 2018-04-21 17:34 

Slashdot

Lyft Announces It Will Make All Rides Carbon Neutral...

Lyft announced it will spend millions of dollars to make all its rides carbon neutral. An anonymous reader quotes CNN Money:The San Francisco-based ride-hailing company announced Thursday that it will pay for a range of environmentally beneficial projects...

 2018-04-21 17:28 

Fark

Well honestly, it's not the worst way to have a heart attack [Sad]...

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 2018-04-21 17:23 

Fark

Ducks caught speeding by Swiss speed cameras, manage to avoid hefty bill [Amusing]...

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 2018-04-21 17:17 

reddit

Allegan County Clerk & Michigan Senate candidate calls Parkland shooting survivor, David Hogg, 'an actor'...
 2018-04-21 17:00 

reddit

Protester faces charges for vandalism at NRA lobbyist's home...
 2018-04-21 16:34 

Slashdot

Can Tesla's Batteries Power Puerto Rico?...

An anonymous reader quotes Electrek:Almost 1 million ratepayers of the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority on the island of Puerto Rico were reportedly without power Wednesday during an island-wide blackout. But a few hundred locations with Tesla Energy...

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