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 2021-03-07 21:00 

Fark

Photoshop this bloom [Photoshop]...

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 2021-03-07 20:34 

Slashdot

A Retired Microsoft OS Engineer's Comparison of Linux with Windows...

David Plummer is a retired Microsoft operating systems engineer, "going back to the MS-DOS and Windows 95 days." (He adds that in the early '90s he'd fixed a few handle leaks in the early source code of Linux, "and sent my changes off ...

 2021-03-07 19:34 

Slashdot

Will The Next Raspberry Pi CPU Have Built-in Machine Learning?...

"At the recent tinyML Summit 2021, Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton teased the future of 'Pi Silicon'," writes Tom's Hardware, adding "It looks like machine learning could see a massive improvement thanks to Raspberry Pi's ne...

 2021-03-07 19:31 

Fark

Family sues grocery store clerk for sharing the fact they took part in the January 6 terror attack [Murica]...

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 2021-03-07 18:57 

Fark

Space Force rank insignia draws on proud Air Force tradition: E-4s will wear 17 chevrons, six rockers, three stars, a space ship, and five diamonds [Asinine]...

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 2021-03-07 18:56 

reddit

French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash...
 2021-03-07 18:34 

Slashdot

'What the Truth Is': FAA Safety Engineer Slams Oversight of Boeing's 737 MAX...

The Seattle Times reports:Haunted by the two deadly crashes of Boeing 737 MAX jets and his agency's role in approving the plane, veteran Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety engineer Joe Jacobsen is stepping forward publicly to give the victim...

 2021-03-07 18:19 

reddit

FAA safety engineer goes public to slam the agency's oversight of Boeing's 737 MAX...
 2021-03-07 18:19 

Boing Boing

100-million-year-old seafloor sediment bacteria have been resuscitated...

A Japanese research team drilled into the sea floor under 6,000 feet of ocean in the South Pacific Gyre and pulled up sludge that had been sitting there for 100 million years. Could anything survive in it? Well, consider this: The gyre is a marine desert ...

 2021-03-07 18:19 

Boing Boing

Reading Rainbow's LeVar Burton weighs in on the decision to discontinue 6 Dr. Seuss books...

LeVar Burton remains just as righteous today as he was years ago as the host of Reading Rainbow , the PBS series that encouraged children to love reading. Anderson Cooper had Burton on the CNN show Full Circle as part of "Read Across America Day"....

 2021-03-07 18:18 

Boing Boing

The Planter's NUTmobile is looking for drivers...

If you're planning your midlife crisis and too tired to date a younger person and too broke to buy a sports car, might I suggest you take the road less traveled and apply to drive the Planter's NUTmobile instead? The NUTmobile is perhaps less well...

 2021-03-07 18:18 

Boing Boing

Watch a supercut of sci-fi movies that use Asian bodies without casting Asian characters...

Thai American artist Astria Suparak's Virtually Asian is a short video essay that looks at how science-fiction filmmakers fill the backgrounds of their futuristic worlds with nebulous Asian faces while filling their featured cast with white ones. Part...

 2021-03-07 18:18 

Boing Boing

How to survive an ostrich attack...

I never thought of ostriches as particularly dangerous — until I read the unexpectedly gripping Wikihow article on "How to Survive an Encounter with an Ostrich". Now I'm terrified! Basically, ostriches are velociraptors — capable o...

 2021-03-07 18:18 

Boing Boing

Perseverance site named Octavia E. Butler Landing...

Well, this is cool. NASA has named the landing site of the agency's Perseverance rover "Octavia E. Butler Landing," after the science fiction author Octavia E. Butler. The landing location is marked with a star in this image from the High Reso...

 2021-03-07 18:18 

Boing Boing

Mom sends daughter into panic by rolling down window in front of a boy...

If you're a parent you may know the joy of embarrassing your children in front of their peers. I blasted an "Air Supply" song with the windows down dropping off my daughters in front of the high school one morning, and cackled all the way home...

 2021-03-07 18:16 

reddit

Switzerland narrowly votes to ban face covering in public...
 2021-03-07 17:57 

reddit

US B-52s again fly over Mideast in warning to Iran...
 2021-03-07 17:51 

reddit

Four large explosions hit Equatorial Guinea city of Bata, says local TV...
 2021-03-07 17:40 

Fark

Landlords facing eviction moratoriums are having to get creative to get rid of "undesirable" tenants. "Asinine" tag will have to do until Drew finally gives us an "Azzhole" tag...

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 2021-03-07 17:34 

Slashdot

The SvarDOS Community Builds an Open Source DOS Distribution...

Long-time Slashdot reader sproketboy shared a link to SvarDOS, "an open-source project that is meant to integrate the best out of the currently available DOS tools, drivers and games." From their site:DOS development has been abandoned by commerci...

 2021-03-07 17:15 

Boing Boing

How Marvel's Vision almost had a penis...

In this segment on Conan , Paul Bettany talks about the evolution of Vision, from Tony Stark's AI, J.A.R.V.I.S, to the character we see on WandaVision . He also talks about the physical rendering of the character at his "birth" and the numerou...

 2021-03-07 17:07 

reddit

COVID-19 prompted thousands of new migrants to Canada to return home...
 2021-03-07 17:03 

Fark

La Nia's back and you're gonna be in trouble (Hey-la-day-la La Nia's back) You see the storm a comin' better cut out on the double (Hey-la-day-la La Nia's back) [Scary]...

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 2021-03-07 16:38 

Fark

Criminality blossoms in the seedy underworld of international flower trading [Obvious]...

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 2021-03-07 16:34 

Slashdot

iCloud Allegedly Locked Out User Whose Last Name is a Boolean Value...

"iCloud has had the occasional service issue, but its latest problem appears to be highly... specific," writes Engadget: Actor and author Rachel True claims iCloud has effectively locked her out of her account due to the way her last name was writ...

 2021-03-07 16:33 

Boing Boing

The philosophy and identity metaphysics of WandaVision...

This piece on Inverse details some of the metaphysics and moral philosophy found within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially as explored in WandaVision's Vision. Caution: Spoilers abound Identity is a huge issue for superheroes. "Take away th...

 2021-03-07 15:47 

reddit

Police officers injured breaking up large gathering in Colorado...
 2021-03-07 15:45 

Fark

Pro tip. If you're giving witness testimony in an online court hearing, try not to be in the same house as the defendant [Facepalm]...

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 2021-03-07 15:34 

Slashdot

How a Malicious Actor Targeted a Go Package On GitHub...

ArghBlarg (Slashdot reader #79,067) shares some research from a senior application security engineer at GitLab:Michael Henrikson describes his investigations into Go package manager "supply chain" attacks and found at least one very suspicious pac...

 2021-03-07 15:23 

reddit

Two trainee doctors refuse Covid vaccine and patients claim it will 'make men gay'...
 2021-03-07 15:15 

Fark

First real-world data for Covid-19 vaccines is in - the vaccines are really working and are far exceeding scientists' expectations [Spiffy]...

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 2021-03-07 14:21 

reddit

Bowling Green State University student in critical condition after alleged fraternity hazing incident...
 2021-03-07 14:05 

reddit

Google advised mental health care when workers complained about racism and sexism...
 2021-03-07 14:00 

Fark

Photoshop this statue take-off [Photoshop]...

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 2021-03-07 14:00 

Fark

CSB Sunday Morning: The moment that changed your life [CSB]...

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 2021-03-07 14:00 

Boing Boing

Make 2021 the year you learn to play guitar like an expert with these courses...

"I think the guitar hero is a dying breed." Kirk Hammett, Metallica guitarist With the surge of EDM, pop, hip-hop, and other genres in recent years, the guitar isn't the overwhelming power instrument that it once was in the last century, but d...

 2021-03-07 13:40 

reddit

Europe staggers as infectious variants power virus surge...
 2021-03-07 13:39 

reddit

Another ex-aide calls Cuomo's office conduct inappropriate...
 2021-03-07 13:31 

reddit

Myanmar coup: Party official dies in custody after security raids...
 2021-03-07 12:35 

Fark

Hells Superspreading Angels decend on Daytona [PSA]...

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 2021-03-07 12:34 

Slashdot

When Amazon Raises Its Minimum Wage, Local Companies Follow Suit...

In the areas where Amazon operates, "low-wage workers at other businesses have seen significant wage growth since 2018..." reports the New York Times, "and not because of new minimum-wage laws."The gains are a direct result of Amazon's...

 2021-03-07 12:22 

reddit

India: 2 Arrested For Killing Pregnant Teen In Jharkhand: Cops...
 2021-03-07 12:21 

reddit

Iran frees British-Iranian aid worker Zaghari-Ratcliffe: her lawyer says...
 2021-03-07 11:21 

Boing Boing

Animations of engines...

Matt Keveney's Animated Engines features simple line-drawing animations of engines, such that you might know how the infernal machines work. ( via ; previously )...

 2021-03-07 11:00 

reddit

U-Roy, Jamaican Vocalist Who Defined Dancehall And Presaged Hip-Hop, Dies At 78 | NPR...
 2021-03-07 10:58 

reddit

Myanmar residents ask Japan to push military to free Suu Kyi...
 2021-03-07 10:35 

Fark

There's a quiz at Macy's [Interesting]...

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 2021-03-07 09:25 

Fark

Beirut hospital says it's world's first vegan-only hospital. "Our patients will no longer wake up from surgery to be greeted with ham, cheese, milk, and eggs... the very food[s] that may h...

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 2021-03-07 08:34 

Slashdot

What's the Best Linux Distro for Enhanced Privacy and Security?...

Slashdot reader b-dayyy quotes the Linux Security blog:While all Linux 'distros' — or distributed versions of Linux software — are secure by design, certain distros go above and beyond when it comes to protecting users' privacy and...

 2021-03-07 08:22 

reddit

First batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines come with uplifting messages...

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