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 2018-01-18 19:05 

Fark

Dozens audition for role of lifetime as Weeki Wachee mermaids. "It's just a dream come true if I get it" [Followup]...

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 2018-01-18 19:00 

Boing Boing

Dylan Farrow speaks on TV for first time about her sexual assault allegations against Woody Allen...

Dylan Farrow was seven years old when she told her mother, Mia Farrow, that her father, Woody Allen had sexually molested her. She described the assault in detail in a 2014 open letter published in The New York Times . Today she went on CBS This Morning t...

 2018-01-18 18:53 

reddit

Whales, dolphins will no longer be displayed at Vancouver Aquarium...
 2018-01-18 18:52 

Boing Boing

Incredible meteor over Michigan...

"I went to turn and I noticed a ball of flame coming at an angle," Danny McEwen Jr. told the Detroit News. "...It just blew up into a bunch of sparks. I didn't even know what to think. It was kind of odd how orange the sky was behind me an...

 2018-01-18 18:50 

Fark

Krispy Kreme is asking fans to choose new doughnut flavor. OK FARK. You know what to do. Article on the left, your sick, disgusting, snotty comments on the right [Survey]...

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 2018-01-18 18:40 

Slashdot

Senate Passes Bill Renewing NSA's Internet Surveillance Program...

From a report: The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program for six years and with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it did too lit...

 2018-01-18 18:35 

Fark

Giant Meteor continues its election campaign in the Midwest with a second fireball in the sky last night. Bruce Willis reportedly seen headed to Cape Canaveral [Followup]...

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 2018-01-18 18:24 

Boing Boing

Colbert reads porn star Stormy Daniels sex affair with Trump...

In 2011, before she signed her non-disclosure agreement with Trump, porn actress Stormy Daniels gave a detailed account of her 2006 sex affair with Trump to InTouch magazine. During last night's airing of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert read some of th...

 2018-01-18 18:23 

Boing Boing

EFF to NSA: you scammed your way to another six years of warrantless spying, and you'd better enjoy it while it lasts...

Last week, cowards from both sides of the aisle caved into America's lawless spy agencies and made sure that Congress would not get a chance to vote on amendments to the renewal of Section 702 , the rule that has allowed the NSA to conduct mass, warra...

 2018-01-18 18:07 

Boing Boing

Yay for glass iPhone screensavers!...

Yet again an OMOTON iPhone screen saver spared me a trip to the Apple Store. I can credit these screensavers for having taking a hit that'd have cost me $100+ many times over the last year, and again this week! It had been almost 6 months since I'...

 2018-01-18 18:05 

Fark

I have no idea what you're talking about so here's a deer that has a chicken feeder stuck around its neck [Strange]...

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 2018-01-18 18:04 

Boing Boing

Watch students at a frat party suck on a Wii Remote thinking it's a vape...

Central Michigan University student Anna G should earn an honorary doctorate in pranksterism. Welcome to, er, Wii U. i carried around a wii remote today when i went to a frat party pic.twitter.com/3olFk0Qhn1 — anna g (@annakathh) January 16, 2018...

 2018-01-18 18:03 

Slashdot

2017 Among Warmest Years On Record...

2017 was among the warmest years on record, according to new data released by NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. From a report: The planet's global surface temperature last year was second warmest since 1880, NASA says. NOAA cal...

 2018-01-18 17:57 

reddit

Oklahoma politicians stunned by discovery of possible spying/high-tech tracking...
 2018-01-18 17:53 

reddit

NYPD arrests 2 in connection with hit-and-run of officer in Times Square...
 2018-01-18 17:52 

Boing Boing

Teenage boy opens package in front of his mother and is *shocked* to learn it's a bong...

This poor kid. He ordered a part for his video game console, but the mail order company screwed up and sent him a bong by mistake and he had to open the box under the watchful eye of his mother. Kid: "It looks like a big plastic... metal... vase. It&#...

 2018-01-18 17:51 

Boing Boing

Car spins out in background of live news report about safe driving on icy roads...

What, um, "perfect" timing. (via Laughing Squid)...

 2018-01-18 17:41 

Boing Boing

See 130 years of National Geographic covers in two minutes...

For more than a century, National Geographic has continued to "believe in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world." I still want to believe....

 2018-01-18 17:39 

Boing Boing

Cat bath rapper...

Portland, Oregon's MSHO not only takes baths with his cat "DJ Ravioli" (which seems like a terrible idea, but let's overlook that for now), but raps to him in the process. It's pretty cute if you aren't watching and waiting for the...

 2018-01-18 17:38 

reddit

Florida police officers caught disconnecting man's surveillance cameras...
 2018-01-18 17:33 

Boing Boing

Drone saves two teenagers stuggling in ocean by dropping yellow raft...

Two teenage boys swimming off the shore of New South Wales, Australia found themselves in trouble half a mile out from the beach. Then along came a drone that spotted the boys and dropped a yellow flotation device which inflated once it hit the water. The...

 2018-01-18 17:20 

Fark

Traffic wardens overlooked $19,000 of parking tickets for two years of free pizza. So, pro-tip? [Interesting]...

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 2018-01-18 17:20 

Slashdot

Slack Now Available As a Snap For Linux...

BrianFagioli writes: Today, yet another wildly popular program gets the Snap treatment, and quite frankly, it is arguably more significant than Spotify. What is it? Slack! Yes, Canonical announces that the ubiquitous communication app can be installed as ...

 2018-01-18 17:05 

Fark

We can confirm the missile attack alert was a false alarm. You may now fap in complete safety [Giggity]...

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 2018-01-18 16:56 

reddit

Cape Town is months away from running out of water. Residential running water will likely run out in April....
 2018-01-18 16:56 

Boing Boing

Kitten saved from luggage, TSA success...

One way to get out of paying airline pet fees is to stuff your beloved pet inside your checked baggage right between the multiple sweatshirts you're never going to wear. The downside is you'll have to spend the rest of your life being a complete p...

 2018-01-18 16:53 

Boing Boing

Flybrix: "rebuildable, crash-friendly drones" made from Lego...

Flybrix kits allow you to turn a variety of Lego builds into little copter-drones that you can fly with an app or a Bluetooth joystick. (more...)...

 2018-01-18 16:50 

Fark

After minutes of searching, drone locates two people in the middle of nowhere and unleashes an unholy barrage of flotation device to save their lives [Cool]...

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 2018-01-18 16:46 

Slashdot

Microsoft Tries To Write the Book On AI...

When it comes to the ethics and impact of artificial intelligence, Microsoft is literally trying to write the book. From a report: The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its Role in Society is being made available in digital form tonight, with a...

 2018-01-18 16:44 

reddit

Faced with shortages of vital drugs, U.S. hospital systems team up to launch generic drugmaker...
 2018-01-18 16:44 

Boing Boing

Trains in Japan may be disguised as barking dogs to ward off deer...

Those pesky deer loitering around Japanese railroad tracks are certain to be no match for expected train technology featuring the sound of barking dogs. Tokyo railway researchers say the "dog yaps" are effective at disbanding deer and saving them ...

 2018-01-18 16:43 

Boing Boing

Google makes machine learning image classifier available to the public...

Google's Cloud Automl Vision system -- a machine-learning-based image classifier -- is now available to the general public; anyone can sign up to the program, upload a set of 20-10,000 images and train a new model with them, which they can then use. (...

 2018-01-18 16:39 

Boing Boing

Sexist midcentury ads re-created, flipping gender roles...

Visual artist and photographer Eli Rezkallah has turned the tables on some of the most nauseatingly-sexist (and 100% real) midcentury ads in his latest project, In a parallel universe . He writes : Last Thanksgiving, I overheard my uncles talk about how w...

 2018-01-18 16:39 

Boing Boing

This is what a wedding cake for some Kazakh one percenters looked like...

Reportedly costing $179K, this elaborate cake wowed guests at a wedding Sunday in Kazakhstan. Styled like a castle, the one-ton cake featured many moving parts including a small horse-drawn carriage that brought small representations of the wedding couple...

 2018-01-18 16:31 

Boing Boing

Apple says no to app that detects net neutrality violations...

Motherboard reports that a university professor created an app that detects net neutrality violations -- that is, when service providers block, throttle, prioritize or otherwise interfere with legal internet use. It's like a speed-test app, same as al...

 2018-01-18 16:20 

Fark

Marijuana is not a substitute for money when buying pizza. Who knew? [Amusing]...

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 2018-01-18 16:07 

Slashdot

No More Pancake Syrup? Climate Change Could Bring an End To Sugar Maples...

An anonymous reader shares a research report: Savor that sticky, slightly nutty sweetness drenching your Sunday morning pancakes now. The trees that make maple syrup will struggle to survive climate change, a new study reveals. Researchers had thought tha...

 2018-01-18 16:05 

Fark

"Honey, lets get married today." "But we're on a plane. How can we possibly make that happen?" Pope Francis: "Ahem" [Spiffy]...

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 2018-01-18 15:56 

reddit

U.S. government creates health division for 'religious freedom'...
 2018-01-18 15:50 

Boing Boing

Amazon's useless "transparency reports" won't disclose whether they're handing data from always-on Alexa mics to governments...

Amazon was the last major tech company to issue a "transparency report" detailing what kinds of law-enforcement requests they'd serviced, and where; when they finally did start issuing them, they buried them on obscure webpages deep in their c...

 2018-01-18 15:42 

reddit

14 On Michigan State University Staff, Including President, Were Warned Of Nassar Abuse...
 2018-01-18 15:41 

Boing Boing

Hawai'i emergency notification system password revealed in photo about problems with Hawai'ian emergency notification system...

Hawai'ians and the rest of the world want to understand why they were warned of their imminent demise -- what kind of bad design choices could allow such a thing to happen? (more...)...

 2018-01-18 15:39 

Boing Boing

Follow the journey of a Norwegian man's first day of work in this 'Planet Earth'-style documentary...

This cute Planet Earth -style video was created by the pro-Norwegian business organization Nringslivets Hovedorganisasjon ( NHO ) as a way of highlighting the many benefits of working in Norway. It shows what the starting day of a young Norwegian's (t...

 2018-01-18 15:35 

Fark

Finally, a chest of drawers big enough for Farkers to keep their ratty old underwear in. And it's for sale [Spiffy]...

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 2018-01-18 15:31 

Boing Boing

Internet of things nightlight notifies you of tweets...

When you lie in the dark of night, a faint neural echo of human connection urging you to reach for your phone, do you fight it? The Aumum Mini, a compact nightlight that lets you know when someone retweets you , etc, will help you fail even better! It'...

 2018-01-18 15:31 

Boing Boing

A font based on vintage Bulgarian lottery tickets...

Designers Tobias Frere-Jones and Nina Stssinger created Conductor in an homage to "the delicate, blocky numerals from vintage Bulgarian lottery tickets " with "elements of vernacular shopfront lettering and mid-century type design." ( via ...

 2018-01-18 15:29 

Slashdot

Intel Says Newer Chips Also Hit by Unwanted Reboots After Patch...

Intel says the unexpected reboots triggered by patching older chips affected by Meltdown and Spectre are happening to its newer chips, too. From a report: Intel confirmed in an update late Wednesday that not only are its older Broadwell and Haswell chips ...

 2018-01-18 15:25 

reddit

Wells Fargo double charges online bill-pay customers, says it's working to correct the glitch...
 2018-01-18 15:24 

reddit

More than 30 Russian athletes withdraw from competition when drug testers arrive....
 2018-01-18 15:20 

Fark

Toronto Board of Health to hold public hearings on the dangers of nuclear weapons and radiation fallout. How's it glowing, eh? [Scary]...

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