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 2018-10-17 15:50 

Fark

Sheriff Joe decides to sue the NYT for $147.5 million over op-ed that you never heard of but are certainly going to read now [Dumbass]...

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 2018-10-17 15:40 

Boing Boing

Republican congressman Steve King endorses white supremacist mayoral candidate...

Iowa Republican Steve King is graduating from retweeting white supremacists and earsplitting dogwhistles to openly endorsing the matter of their movement. Faith Goldy, an excellent candidate for Toronto mayor, pro Rule of Law, pro Make Canada Safe Again, ...

 2018-10-17 15:40 

reddit

Gruesome audio is said to have captured journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal final moments...
 2018-10-17 15:38 

reddit

Students must watch video on how to talk to police, or else they can't graduate from Texas schools...
 2018-10-17 15:35 

Fark

Witches now outnumber Presbyterians in the US. "No longer is witchcraft and paganism satanic and demonic. it's a 'pre-Christian tradition' that promotes 'free thought' and '...

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 2018-10-17 15:35 

Boing Boing

Unpacking the US's "low unemployment": stagnant wages, bad jobs, high incarceration, discouraged workers back in school...

The Trump administration is very proud of the US's historically low unemployment figures (lowest in 50 years), but statistics are deceiving, especially labor statistics. The most obvious fact about the low unemployment numbers is that employment stati...

 2018-10-17 15:25 

Slashdot

Actors Are Digitally Preserving Themselves To Continue Their Careers Beyond the Grave...

Improvements in CGI mean neither age nor death need stop some performers from working. From a report: From Carrie Fisher in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to Paul Walker in the Fast & Furious movies, dead and magically "de-aged" actors are appearing...

 2018-10-17 15:22 

Fark

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 2018-10-17 15:20 

Boing Boing

New York Attorney General expands law-enforcement investigation into the bots that killed Network Neutrality...

The FCC justified its Net Neutrality-killing order by claiming that comments it received showed strong public support for dismantling the rules that stop your ISP from deciding which parts of the internet you get to use; but it was widely reported that th...

 2018-10-17 14:52 

reddit

Clearwater police recover stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless...
 2018-10-17 14:47 

Boing Boing

Weed legal in Canada...

Weed is legal now in Canada . Here's what it'll cost ya . Some places are banning smoking it in public and there are other bumps expected , but the business windfalls are expected to define an emerging market by attracting global brands previously...

 2018-10-17 14:45 

Slashdot

Will Compression Be Machine Learning's Killer App?...

Pete Warden, an engineer and CTO of Jetpac, writes: When I talk to people about machine learning on phones and devices I often get asked "What's the killer application?". I have a lot of different answers, everything from voice interfaces to e...

 2018-10-17 14:37 

Boing Boing

Stet, a gorgeous, intricate, tiny story of sociopathic automotive vehicles...

Sarah Gailey's micro-short-story STET is a beautiful piece of innovative storytelling that perfectly blends the three ingredients for a perfect piece of science fiction: sharply observed technological speculation that reflects on our present moment; a...

 2018-10-17 14:29 

reddit

Video shows off-duty Chicago police officer shooting unarmed, autistic man...
 2018-10-17 14:05 

Fark

Scientists cannot explain why cosmic rays burst from Antarctica. And then the murders began [Weird]...

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 2018-10-17 14:05 

Slashdot

Australian Federal Court Grants Publisher of GTA V Game Right To Search Homes of Five People Accused of Making Cheat Software...

The publisher of video game Grand Theft Auto V has been granted the right to search the homes of five people accused of making cheat software. From a report: The court order allowed Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, to search tw...

 2018-10-17 13:44 

Boing Boing

Dublin's permanent 'Dublinia' exhibit employs extreme realism...

View this post on Instagram Dublinia and realism. A post shared by Jason Weisberger (@jlw) on Oct 17, 2018 at 5:31am PDT Today I experienced full immersion while enjoying Dublin's wonderful history exhibit ' Dublinia .' If you are in Dublin, t...

 2018-10-17 13:23 

Boing Boing

Peer pressure your friends into voting with Outvote...

Boing Boing is proud to welcome Outvote.io as a sponsor. Want to get Dems and progressives elected in the 2018 midterm elections? In 5 minutes? From your couch? There's an app for that . The majority of registered voters missed the last midterm . Unsu...

 2018-10-17 13:09 

reddit

'He ruined my daughters,' says Coast mom whose 9-year-old was raped...
 2018-10-17 13:05 

Fark

Wendy's worker who put 'Chubby' on customer receipt fired [Ironic]...

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 2018-10-17 13:00 

Fark

Photoshop whatever the heck is going on here [Photoshop]...

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 2018-10-17 13:00 

Slashdot

Some Electric Car Drivers Might Spew More CO2 Than Diesel Cars, New Research Shows...

bricko shares a report from Bloomberg with the caption, "Making batteries is a mess": Beneath the hoods of millions of the clean electric cars rolling onto the world's roads in the next few years will be a dirty battery. Every major carmaker h...

 2018-10-17 13:00 

Fark

Two-week-old puppy gets head stuck in gate, gets unstuck with police help just in time to enjoy his Woofday Wetnose Wednesday #3 [Woofday]...

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 2018-10-17 12:49 

Boing Boing

Shoes made entirely of hot glue...

Nick Douglas explains that " No One Needs Hot Glue Shoes ." This is apparently a thing . That said, the video trend of "bad hacks" is wonderful and must be feasted upon. But you don't need to block bad hacks videos. Instead you, and me...

 2018-10-17 12:36 

reddit

Almost Half of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift...
 2018-10-17 12:32 

Fark

It's that most wonderful time of the year: "Older female distracted store clerk while younger male stuffed Christmas ornaments down pants and exited store" [Amusing]...

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 2018-10-17 12:20 

Boing Boing

Lawsuit: "pivoting to video" was a self-destructive disaster led by Facebook's cooked view counts...

Several years ago media sites began firing writers en-masse to hire video people instead, because Facebook and other social media companies told them that this was the future. " Pivoting to video ," some called it. But what Facebook actually deliv...

 2018-10-17 12:09 

reddit

Over 100 San Jose Massage Parlors Closing After Prostitution Sting...
 2018-10-17 12:05 

reddit

Airman accused of rape apprehended after fleeing to NM...
 2018-10-17 12:05 

Fark

Nevada pimp to stay on ballot, despite being dead [Followup]...

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 2018-10-17 12:00 

Boing Boing

Rescued Thai cave boys appear on Ellen to give their first post-incident interview...

It's been a little over three months since the 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued from a Thai cave. On Monday, Ellen DeGeneres had all 13 of them, plus a translator, on her show to give their first interview after their frightening incident. ...

 2018-10-17 12:00 

Slashdot

US is World's Most Competitive Economy for First Time in a Decade...

schwit1 shares a report: The U.S. is back on top as the most competitive country in the world, regaining the No. 1 spot for the first time since 2008 in an index produced by the World Economic Forum [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternati...

 2018-10-17 11:50 

Fark

Teen cyclist has bike stolen in Australia while halfway through round-the-world trip. No doubt by some animal wanting to kill him [Sad]...

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 2018-10-17 11:35 

Fark

D.A.R.E. fights opioid crisis with new lesson plans, which will be rolled up and smoked by students [Unlikely]...

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 2018-10-17 11:32 

Boing Boing

In a Trump presidency, how can poor Lucky Ducky possibly win??...

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH despite slashed social services and environmental and climate catastrophe, Lucky Ducky, the poor little duck who's rich in luck, STILL comes out on top!...

 2018-10-17 11:27 

Fark

Police looking for 4 black males in a Hyundai Elantra arrest woman waiting for Applebee's interview. Guess which attribute she matched [Fail]...

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 2018-10-17 11:22 

reddit

American wages go up in the third quarter (CNN)...
 2018-10-17 11:15 

reddit

Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves 'Sesame Street' After Nearly 50 Years...
 2018-10-17 11:11 

reddit

Exclusive: U.S. Steel workers set to get biggest pay raise in years - sources...
 2018-10-17 11:00 

Boing Boing

Horror movie monster garden 'gnomes'...

Garden gnomes are great but, hey, it's October. Doesn't your yard (garden/stoop/desk) deserve something more seasonally appropriate? Enter Casper and Sadie Revenant's handmade Garden Nightmares . They're kind of like garden gnomes but much...

 2018-10-17 10:55 

reddit

Kremlin: Crimea school explosion that killed at least 10, injured at least 70 may be terror attack...
 2018-10-17 10:51 

reddit

Chinese woman kills herself and children after husband 'fakes death'...
 2018-10-17 10:43 

reddit

Canada just legalized recreational pot. Here's what you need to know...
 2018-10-17 10:32 

Boing Boing

Have you seen this giant nose?...

A two-foot-tall, 50-lb. nose prop went missing overnight Sunday in Portland, Oregon and its family just wants it back. The Oregonian : "We woke up this morning and the nose was gone," Delia Albert said. Delia Albert said her husband, who works for...

 2018-10-17 10:30 

Boing Boing

A working bicycle made of wood...

YouTuber The Q spent 200 hours crafting a rideable bicycle out of wood , the glue that holds it together, and a handful of metal pieces like washers. Why? I don't know, but it's pretty cool. ( The Awesomer ) Read the rest...

 2018-10-17 10:21 

reddit

Hero shop owner fights off 100-strong youth gang with baseball bat...
 2018-10-17 10:17 

Fark

Lard Tunderin Jaysus, it's 'bout time fer dat der weed [News]...

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 2018-10-17 10:00 

Boing Boing

What 'Independence Day' Is Like In Transnistria, An Unrecognized Country Inside Moldova...

Transnistria, officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, is an Eastern European territory with a strong Soviet vibe. Technically, the country does not exist. Transnistria is considered a part of the Republic of Moldova, and isn't an officially ...

 2018-10-17 10:00 

Slashdot

Professional Videogamers Are Working Out...

Hoping to avoid injuries, gamers get physical training; squat jumps, ginger smoothies and yoga. From a report: Esports, the world of professional videogaming, is looking more and more like other sports, with big sponsors, prize money, fan bases -- and pla...

 2018-10-17 09:27 

Fark

If you're planning an international cycling tour that includes the world's largest prison colony nation, you might want to keep a close eye on your bike. Just sayin' [Obvious]...

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