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 2018-06-21 20:35 

Slashdot

Burger Robot Startup Opens First Restaurant...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Creator's transparent burger robot doesn't grind your brisket and chuck steak into a gourmet patty until you order it. That's just one way this startup, formerly known as Momentum Machines, ...

 2018-06-21 20:33 

Boing Boing

The Biology of Disinformation: Interview with Rushkoff, Pescovitz, and Dunagan...

Over at Mondo 2000 , our old pal RU Sirius interviewed Douglas Rushkoff, Jake Dunagan, and I about the " The Biology of Disinformation ," a new research paper we wrote for Institute for the Future about how media viruses, bots and computational pr...

 2018-06-21 20:24 

Boing Boing

Watch Piers Morgan try to embarrass a reality TV star but make an ass of himself instead...

Piers attempts to embarrass UK reality TV star Hayley of "Love Island" by asking her, "Do you know Pythagoras's theorem to the nearest five decimal place?" Um... wut?...

 2018-06-21 20:12 

Boing Boing

Reality Winner will plead guilty to Espionage Act charges for leaking NSA doc on Russia election hack...

Reality Winner, 26, is the whistleblower accused of releasing an NSA document on Russia's attack on U.S. voting systems to reporters at The Intercept . (more...)...

 2018-06-21 20:05 

Fark

It's not every day you can get away with impersonating the Prime Minister of Morocco just to get a table at a restaurant, but yet here we are [Strange]...

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 2018-06-21 20:00 

Fark

Photoshop a thrilling leap [Photoshop]...

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 2018-06-21 19:50 

Fark

Baltimore gangster named "Butt Juice" facing life in prison as well as daily rations of Olestra to ensure he lives up to his name [Weird]...

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 2018-06-21 19:49 

reddit

Sheriff Richard Wiles bans deputies from work at Tornillo tent city for immigrant children...
 2018-06-21 19:47 

Boing Boing

Los Angeles expands its program to cool streets by painting them white...

This very satisfying drone footage shows an innovative plan to reduce temperatures in Los Angeles by sealing streets with a reflective sealant . (more...)...

 2018-06-21 19:47 

Boing Boing

Here's exactly how to make amends for past biased reporting on transgender people...

Donna Minkowitz wrote one of the most important pieces about the murder of Brandon Teena, the transgender man depicted in the film Boys Don't Cry . A quarter century later, she does what few journalists have the courage to do: she acknowledged the bot...

 2018-06-21 19:40 

Slashdot

Fake Fortnite Android Apps Spread Across Internet...

Fake Fortnite Android apps are spreading around the internet, even though the game has not been officially released for the platform. From a report: Videos on YouTube with links to scam versions of the popular game have been viewed millions of times, acco...

 2018-06-21 19:35 

Fark

Mildly interesting: Woman brings monkey to work. News: Monkey bit someone in parking lot. Florida: Woman was told to leave monkey at home earlier after it bit someone else [Florida]...

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 2018-06-21 19:20 

Fark

Today's scripture reading comes from the book of Ezekiel, chapter 25, verse 17 [Followup]...

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 2018-06-21 18:50 

Fark

Two motorists injured after swerving to avoid a kangaroo on road in rural...Montana? [Strange]...

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 2018-06-21 18:45 

Boing Boing

Watch indoor plants sway from a breeze half a world away...

Artist David Bowen ( previously ) has produced a new video of his expanded tele-present wind project, where indoor plants in Spain are moved by an outdoor plant buffeted by winds in Minnesota. (more...)...

 2018-06-21 18:43 

Slashdot

A CO2 Shortage is Causing a Beer and Meat Crisis in Britain...

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is used in the production of a wide variety of food and drink products. But with at least five CO2 producers across northern Europe offline, a shortfall in the gas is causing shortages in beer, fizzy drinks, and meat. From a report: B...

 2018-06-21 18:35 

Fark

"Lewd act with a toothbrush" [Dumbass]...

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 2018-06-21 18:33 

reddit

Virginia governor orders probe into abuses juvenile facility....
 2018-06-21 18:31 

Boing Boing

A Bad Lip Reading of the Trump-Kim Summit...

The recent Trump-Kim man-child summit in Singapore was already awkward and now Bad Lip Reading has made it even more so by redubbing some of their conversations. Nailed it! Previous Bad Lip Readings on BB...

 2018-06-21 18:30 

Boing Boing

Watch this guy make and use a propeller backpack for skiing...

Last winter, Samm Sheperd took another stab at skiing with a propeller backpack (his first try overheated). The first four minutes show the build for those who want to jump to the testing. (more...)...

 2018-06-21 18:21 

Boing Boing

Kidnapping solved, Tom Cruise's love plot, and inside Area 51 in this week's fact-challenged tabloids...

There's only one problem with the National Enquirer 's photograph of the convicted pedophile who allegedly kidnapped British three-year-old Madeleine McCann, snapped in Bulgaria on June 15, 2018, according to the magazine's cover under the scr...

 2018-06-21 18:20 

Fark

Facebook announces new subscription groups that charge members from $5 to access special content. Man, what kind of idiot came up with that idea? Also sign up for TotalFark [Spiffy]...

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 2018-06-21 18:16 

Slashdot

Days After Buying Time Warner, AT&T Launches New TV Service...

AT&T is launching a new streaming service incorporating television networks from the Time Warner company it just bought. From a report: The WatchTV service, a cable-like package of more than 30 TV channels delivered over the internet, is an example of the...

 2018-06-21 18:12 

reddit

American media keeps falling for Russian trolls...
 2018-06-21 18:09 

Boing Boing

Mysterious moving lump on woman's face turned out to be a worm...

Over five days, a 32-year-old woman in Russia took selfies to document a strange lump on her face that moved from under her left eye to above it and then later to her lip. She finally visited a physician who reported a "superficial moving oblong nodul...

 2018-06-21 18:03 

Boing Boing

Good price on Anker's reinforced Lightning cables: 2 for $16...

Why do Lightning cables fail so frequently? I don't think I've ever had a micro-USB cable malfunction, but Lightning cables go out all the time. Curse you, Apple. The least worst Lightning cables, in my experience, are made by Anker. And these rei...

 2018-06-21 17:53 

reddit

Huge F-35 delivery to Turkey begins Thursday, even though the US Senate voted against it...
 2018-06-21 17:53 

Boing Boing

Tiger sneaks up on man at zoo...

If it wasn't for the barrier of hard air, this guy would have been lunch for this stealthy tiger....

 2018-06-21 17:50 

Fark

'I'll be damned if I let him have the last word' said a mother before 'shooting at her 46-year-old son' as he rode away from her on a bicycle after an argument over her cell phone ...

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 2018-06-21 17:35 

Fark

We've all been there; sometimes when you're drunk at work, the quickest way to get a snack is to drive construction equipment to the gas station and then park it in the middle of the road [Dum...

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 2018-06-21 17:35 

Boing Boing

Sara Netanyahu charged with fraud...

Sara Netanyahu, wife of scandal-plagued Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been charged with misusing state funds. She was indicted this morning. From CNN: In a case known as the "Meals Ordering Affair," prosecutors say Sara Netanyahu ...

 2018-06-21 17:30 

Boing Boing

New San Francisco restaurant has factory-style "burger bot" making all its hamburgers...

Tech Crunch visits Creator, a San Francisco fast food joint that uses a factory-style "burger bot" to assemble its $6 hamburgers. Owner Alex Vardakostas says his burger-making machine, which he built himself, makes a better burger than any human c...

 2018-06-21 17:24 

Boing Boing

RIP Koko (1971-2018)...

https://youtu.be/I9I_QvEXDv0 Koko, the famous western lowland gorilla who communicated with humans through sign language, died in her sleep Tuesday. She was 46. From NPR : Throughout her life, Koko's abilities made headlines. After she began communica...

 2018-06-21 17:24 

Boing Boing

R.I.P. Koko, the amazing gorilla who used sign language to communicate with humans...

That time Robin Williams hung out with Koko in 2001. Sad news out of Woodside, California: Koko, the western lowland gorilla who mastered American Sign Language, passed away Wednesday in her sleep at the age of 46. The Gorilla Foundation , an organization...

 2018-06-21 17:20 

Fark

Priest slaps baby in face during baptism because he wouldn't stop crying. Newsflash: slapping babies makes them cry [Awkward]...

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 2018-06-21 17:20 

Slashdot

Search is on For Cobalt-Free Batteries As Metal Gets Increasingly Rare and Expensive...

An anonymous reader writes: Conamix, a little-known startup based in Ithaca, New York, has raised several million dollars to accelerate its development of cobalt-free materials for lithium-ion batteries, the latest sign that companies are eager to find al...

 2018-06-21 17:10 

reddit

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease...
 2018-06-21 17:05 

Fark

Soccer fans go wild for 'hottest' Russian supporter at World Cup. Then go even wilder when they discover she's a porn star [Giggity]...

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 2018-06-21 17:04 

Boing Boing

Injured combat veteran runs against Texas tea party congressman who wouldn't meet with her...

MJ Hegar is an Air Force veteran whose helicopter was shot down in combat. In this video, she talks about how she fought and won against Pentagon efforts to keep her and other women from ground combat positions in the military. Now she's running as a ...

 2018-06-21 16:50 

Fark

When using a stolen credit card, be sure to check the waitress's name tag [Dumbass]...

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 2018-06-21 16:44 

reddit

South Korean court outlaws killing dogs for their meat...
 2018-06-21 16:44 

Boing Boing

Visit to a cashier-less, employee-less convenience store in China...

Scotty of Strange Parts went to an employee-less convenience store in Yiwu, China. To enter it, he scanned a QR code on the outside of the building and the door unlocked. Inside, it looks like a tiny 7-Eleven. Everything in the store has RFID stickers on ...

 2018-06-21 16:41 

Boing Boing

Japanese man who left for lunch break 3 minutes early is shamed, forced to apologize on television...

A 64-year-old Japanese man who works at the water bureau in Kobe has made a grave error. He left his desk for a break three minutes early so that he could buy a bento box for lunch. In fact, over a period of seven months, he boldly repeated this offense 2...

 2018-06-21 16:40 

Slashdot

Supreme Court Rules States Can Require Online Retailers To Collect Sales Tax...

New submitter zippo01 shares a report: Online shopping will soon become more expensive after the U.S. Supreme court ruled Thursday that states can require internet retailers to collect sales taxes. The 5-4 decision broke with 50 years' worth of legal ...

 2018-06-21 16:35 

Fark

"Female guests wore everything from jungle scenes to bottles of champagne and even a lobster on their heads" [Strange]...

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 2018-06-21 16:34 

reddit

Priest slaps baby during baptism as shocked congregation looks on...
 2018-06-21 16:22 

Boing Boing

Dogs have more cortex neurons than cats, but raccoons beat them both...

Who is smarter: dogs or cats? It's not really meaningful question. Cats have brains suited to the life of a cat, and dogs have the perfect brain for being a dog. But it's interesting to learn about the relative cognitive power and density of anima...

 2018-06-21 16:20 

Fark

I am the daughter of God, and God commands me to chase you around the parking lot and beat the hell out of you [Florida]...

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 2018-06-21 16:05 

Fark

Our long national nightmare is over, that machine gun missing from the Minot Air Force Base has been found...in the home of one of the soldiers supposedly looking for it [Dumbass]...

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 2018-06-21 16:00 

Slashdot

The US Startup Is Disappearing...

Dan Kopf, writing for Quartz: Historically, startups have been the engine of US economy. By creating new jobs and surfacing new ideas, startups play an outsized role in making the economy grow. It's too bad they are a dying breed. While companies that...

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