Social Forum Watch

» Auto updated continuously

 2020-02-19 03:45 

Fark

Actual quote from the National Weather Service: "We have accepted our fate and are preparing for the second coming of Cthulhu" [Amusing]...

[20 comments]...

 2020-02-19 03:42 

reddit

IRS sues Facebook for $9B, says company offshored profits to Ireland...
 2020-02-19 03:30 

Slashdot

Why Are HIV Drugs Being Used To Treat the New Coronavirus?...

Gizmodo's Ed Cara explains why HIV drugs are being used to treat the new coronavirus. An anonymous reader shares the report: On Tuesday, the Japanese government announced it will begin clinical trials to test treatments for the deadly new coronavirus ...

 2020-02-19 03:00 

Boing Boing

Forevernote puts your life stories in print forever and it may be the greatest family gift you can give...

Every family is chock full of stories. Stories of history, stories of memory, stories of accomplishment and stories of love. From a grandparent's tales of life decades ago to a couple's first meeting to amazing life experiences and moments that yo...

 2020-02-19 02:44 

reddit

Rhino poacher sentenced to 24 years' imprisonment on multiple charges...
 2020-02-19 02:11 

Fark

Today's Fark-ready headline: "Inactive Bulgarian land mine causes parking lot closure at Montana State University" [Weird]...

[5 comments]...

 2020-02-19 01:41 

reddit

Crossing guard struck, killed in KCK saved 2 lives, principal says...
 2020-02-19 01:25 

Slashdot

Protein-Powered Device Creates Electricity From Moisture In the Air...

Slashdot readers fahrbot-bot and operator_error share a report from Phys.Org: Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they s...

 2020-02-19 01:17 

reddit

North Carolina court blocks voter ID law as discriminatory...
 2020-02-19 01:00 

Fark

Photoshop this appreciator of art [Photoshop]...

[12 comments]...

 2020-02-19 00:56 

Boing Boing

Robert Anton Wilson's daughter Christina on the new edition of her father's book, Ishtar Rising...

As you might know, Robert Anton Wilson (1932 - 2007) is one of Boing Boing's patron saints. Raw's humor, skepticism, optimism, and ability to reveal the deep weirdness underlying almost everything were deeply influential to Carla and me when we la...

 2020-02-19 00:55 

Fark

Company will print your face on a mask so you can unlock your phone without getting coronavirus [Stupid]...

[1 comments]...

 2020-02-19 00:45 

Slashdot

Redbox Enters the Free, Ad-Supported Streaming Market...

Redbox has entered the ad-supported streaming market with the launch of Redbox Free Live TV. "But despite its name, Redbox's new streaming service isn't offering 'live TV' similar to what you'd get on a TV streaming service like Yo...

 2020-02-19 00:09 

reddit

An Australian rodent has become the first climate change mammal extinction...
 2020-02-19 00:02 

Slashdot

SpaceX Wants To Launch 4 Tourists Into Super High Orbit...

SpaceX is working with Space Adventures to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possible by the end of next year. "Ticket prices are not being divulged but expected to be in the millions," reports NBC Los Angeles. From the report: F...

 2020-02-18 23:45 

Boing Boing

Understanding the neuroscience of pleasure...

Nan Wise, Ph.D., is AASECT certified sex therapist, neuroscientist, certified relationship expert, and author. Follow her @AskDoctorNan . The following is adapted from her new book, Why Good Sex Matters: Understanding the Neuroscience of Pleasure for a Sm...

 2020-02-18 23:35 

Fark

Is that a bullet under the band-aid the doctor at the hospital gave you or are you happy to see me? [Fail]...

[9 comments]...

 2020-02-18 23:24 

reddit

CN Rail laying off about 450 workers after shutting down Eastern Canada network...
 2020-02-18 23:20 

Slashdot

Almost Half of Connected Medical Devices Are Vulnerable To Hackers Exploiting BlueKeep...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Connected medical devices are twice as likely to be vulnerable to the BlueKeep exploit than other devices on hospital networks, putting patients and staff at additional risk from cyber attacks. This is espec...

 2020-02-18 23:19 

reddit

EU to demand return of removed cultural objects, such as Elgin marbles, in return for trade deal post-brexit...
 2020-02-18 23:04 

Boing Boing

Making a flying saucer clock (with data storage) controlled by a Raspberry Pi...

I love this strange and wonderful project on Hackaday.io . It is digital clock which uses a ring of 60 NeoPixels in a 3D printed flying saucer and 12 lights on the inner ring to indicate the hours. It also does backups. And light shows. All it needs is a ...

 2020-02-18 23:04 

Boing Boing

Instead of plastic bottles, here's drinking water in an edible blob...

Notpla is an edible material made from seaweed and plants that can encapsulate drinking water other edible materials, eliminating the need for plastic packaging. From Fast Company : The designers used a technique from molecular gastronomy to create the pa...

 2020-02-18 23:03 

reddit

Whitey Bulger juror regrets conviction after receiving dozens of letters from crime boss...
 2020-02-18 23:00 

Slashdot

Google Stadia Is Coming To Samsung, Asus, and Razer Phones On February 20th...

In a blog post today, Google announced that Stadia will work on some Android phones from Samsung, Asus, and Razer starting on February 20th. Up until this point, Stadia only worked on certain Pixel phones. The Verge reports: Here's the full list of th...

 2020-02-18 22:50 

Fark

Dog owners nominate man who invented hands-free poop bag holder for MacArthur Genius Grant. "It's great to have my hands back," says one of them [Hero]...

[2 comments]...

 2020-02-18 22:46 

Boing Boing

February is "Snag-a-Normie" month in tabletop gaming...

The online gaming portal, OnTableTop (formerly Beasts of War) is trying to establish February as "Snag-a-Normie" month . The idea is for tabletop gamers to try and bring their friends and family over to the dark side, to expand the hobby gaming co...

 2020-02-18 22:40 

Slashdot

We've Just Seen the First Use of Deepfakes In an Indian Election Campaign...

The Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has partnered with political communications firm The Ideaz Factory to create "positive campaigns" using deepfakes to reach different linguistic voter bases, reports Nilesh Christopher reports via Motherboard....

 2020-02-18 22:20 

Fark

Researchers eager to get in on that hot coronavirus pandemic action decide to uncover a medieval Black Death mass grave [Scary]...

[4 comments]...

 2020-02-18 22:05 

Fark

"OK, next time, just call, OK? Don't bring that stuff here" [Facepalm]...

[15 comments]...

 2020-02-18 22:04 

reddit

Utah Senate votes to unanimously decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults...
 2020-02-18 22:03 

Slashdot

ISPs Sue Maine, Claim Web-Privacy Law Violates Their Free-Speech Rights...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The broadband industry is suing Maine to stop a Web-browsing privacy law similar to the one killed by Congress and President Donald Trump in 2017. Industry groups claim the state law violates First Am...

 2020-02-18 21:50 

Fark

Man learns the perils of walking around drunk with no pants in a trailer park [Florida]...

[6 comments]...

 2020-02-18 21:40 

Boing Boing

If you like jigsaw puzzles and Baby Yoda - this is for you...

What better way to use up the "brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness" you won in the cosmic lottery than by frittering it away on assembling a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle of Baby Yoda , better known to Star Track purists as "The ...

 2020-02-18 21:40 

reddit

"You're not robbing s***": Jack In The Box cashier ignores robber's commands, Yakima police say...
 2020-02-18 21:25 

Slashdot

Fast-and-Loose Culture of Esports is Upending Once Staid World of Chess...

Grandmasters and upstarts are reinventing the game online, becoming its most visible ambassadors and arguably its first entertainers. From a report: On Twitch, the most popular internet platform to livestream esports, time spent watching chess has risen b...

 2020-02-18 21:20 

Fark

The sleep tracker you wear as part of your quest to achieve a good night's sleep is the main thing preventing you from getting a good night's sleep [Obvious]...

[3 comments]...

 2020-02-18 21:05 

Fark

Woman says Amazon's vibrator damn near wrecked her from reaching the promise land because she couldn't walk, but that it's still a 'gift from God' [Giggity]...

[15 comments]...

 2020-02-18 21:00 

Boing Boing

Bring art to your bedside with this 3-in-1 wireless charging Bluetooth speaker LED lamp...

Minimalism isn't just trendy, it's also wise. Clearing clutter and keeping things simple in your home is great for both your mind and for the earth. Bring that movement to your bedside when you replace just about everything on and around your nigh...

 2020-02-18 21:00 

Fark

Photoshop this frost bit [Photoshop]...

[12 comments]...

 2020-02-18 20:50 

Fark

Soulless ginger that spat on a police officer has a mugshot pretty much like you'd expect [Strange]...

[5 comments]...

 2020-02-18 20:45 

Slashdot

Can Solar Power Compete With Coal? In India, It's Gaining Ground...

Electricity from sunlight costs less, a hopeful sign for developing nations building out their power grids. From a report: In a dusty northwest India desert dotted with cows and the occasional camel, a solar-power plant is producing some of the world'...

 2020-02-18 20:32 

Fark

Hey China, what's with all of these re-education camps? "They were invited. Punch was served" [Unlikely]...

[17 comments]...

 2020-02-18 20:10 

Fark

Facebook 'North Carolina Breaking News' page shares fake stories about Winston-Salem police; admins answer in Russian, police say [Fake]...

[21 comments]...

 2020-02-18 20:04 

Slashdot

This Could Be Microsoft's Most Important Product in 2020. If it Works...

Alfred Ng, writing for CNET: Building 83 doesn't stand out on Microsoft's massive Redmond, Washington, headquarters. But last week, the nameless structure hosted what might be the software giant's most important product of 2020. Tucked away in...

 2020-02-18 20:02 

reddit

President Trump commutes sentence of former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, who served time in Colorado...
 2020-02-18 19:50 

Fark

Security guard shoots man after gun comes out, possibly because it's much more difficult to do it before that [Florida]...

[2 comments]...

 2020-02-18 19:35 

Fark

List of which celebrities were searched for most on their site highlighted in Pornhub's "Year In Review". Creepy: Most of the results are for non-consensual deepfake porn. Awkward: Which i...

[20 comments]...

 2020-02-18 19:25 

Slashdot

China Enlists Tech Titans To Help It Track Coronavirus With Color-Based QR Codes...

In its latest dystopian stab at curbing the spread of COVID-19, the Chinese government has employed two of the biggest tech giants in Asia to help it roll out a nationwide color-based tracking system to keep tabs on those suffering from coronavirus sympto...

 2020-02-18 19:23 

Fark

"To the person who helped themselves to Red Bull at the store without paying, you dropped your phone at the scene. Wanna trade?" - Southbury Police Department [Fail]...

[1 comments]...

 2020-02-18 19:21 

reddit

Heart doctors 'held back stent death data...

• Sources this section: Boing Boing, Fark, Reddit and Slashdot.

  • Need an account?  
    or