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 2018-01-23 01:42 

Boing Boing

Satanic temple challenges abortion law in Missouri...

A Satanic Temple's "Mary Doe" says her religious beliefs were violated by Missouri's informed consent law that required her to wait 72 hours before having an abortion in May 2015. (more...)...

 2018-01-23 01:32 

Fark

And the first libtard state to implement net neutrality is....Montana? [Spiffy]...

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 2018-01-23 01:25 

Slashdot

Facebook Announces That It Has Invented a New Unit of Time...

Facebook has announced a new unit of time, called Flicks. "According to the GitHub page documenting Flicks, a Flick is 'the smallest time unit which is LARGER than a nanosecond,' defined as 1/705,600,000 of a second," reports The Verge. (F...

 2018-01-23 01:17 

Fark

Service dog goes to Disney World and meets Pluto. Later plans to go to the dog park to meet Uranus [Sappy]...

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 2018-01-23 01:15 

Boing Boing

Wanna buy a baby's Social Security number? Reports of infants' SSNs for sale on dark web...

Dastardly cybercriminals. Is there nothing they won't do? (more...)...

 2018-01-23 01:00 

Fark

Photoshop this surfer wiping out [Photoshop]...

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 2018-01-23 00:58 

Fark

What's worse than the flu this year? FLESH-EATING FLU [Scary]...

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 2018-01-23 00:56 

Boing Boing

SEC to scrutinize public companies getting overnight bitcoin makeovers to cash in on cryptocurrency hype...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today pledged to aggressively scrutinize publicly-traded companies that suddenly change their name or their business model to try to profit from the nutty hype surrounding cryptocurrency. SEC Chairman Jay Clayto...

 2018-01-23 00:45 

Slashdot

Trump Administration Approves Tariffs of 30 Percent On Imported Solar Panels...

The Trump administration just approved tariffs of 30% on imported solar panels. Axios explains why it matters: "Most of the American solar industry has opposed tariffs on panels, saying they would raise prices and hurt the sector. A small group of sol...

 2018-01-23 00:41 

Fark

Dog 'accidentally' shoots his master while out hunting. At least that's what the dog's attorney is claiming [Scary]...

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 2018-01-23 00:30 

Fark

I'm a bit under the weather tonight, so at 8PM ET instead of DJing, I'm setting the Indie Media Weekly server to randomly play 2 hours of my music & comedy stuff. Next week will be Rhythm & Bl...

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 2018-01-23 00:24 

Fark

Baggage handlers take a break from smashing guitars to steal 300 school computers [Asinine]...

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 2018-01-23 00:07 

Fark

Fark-ready headline: Florida Man, 23, Arrested For Fried Chicken Attack On His Girlfriend [Florida]...

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 2018-01-23 00:03 

Slashdot

Rupert Murdoch Pushes Facebook To Pay For News To Guarantee Quality...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Rupert Murdoch, the media billionaire who controls the Wall Street Journal, called on Facebook to begin paying publishers fees to carry the news that its users post and share online in a sign of the prin...

 2018-01-22 23:50 

Fark

One of the last Dead Sea Scrolls fragments has been translated. Reports indicate it's the final section of a larger passage, consisting of "And then the murders began" [Interesting]...

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 2018-01-22 23:35 

Fark

Who wants the Dodge Demon to be banned because it has too much horsepower? A) Bicyclists B) Mothers C) The editors at Automotive News [Strange]...

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 2018-01-22 23:20 

Slashdot

Android Can Now Tell You How Fast Wi-Fi Networks Are Before You Join Them...

Today, Google announced that Android 8.1 Oreo will now display the speed of nearby open Wi-Fi networks to help you decide whether they're even worth the effort of connecting to. The Wi-Fi settings menu will now display one of four speed labels: Very F...

 2018-01-22 23:16 

Fark

Aaaaand, he signed it [Spiffy]...

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 2018-01-22 22:54 

reddit

Naomi Parker Fraley, the Real Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 96...
 2018-01-22 22:40 

Slashdot

UK Hospitals Can Now Store Confidential Patient Records In the Public Cloud...

The National Health Service (NHS) has given hospitals the go-ahead to store sensitive patient records in the cloud. "NHS Digital said the advantages of using cloud services include cost savings associated with not having to buy and maintain hardware a...

 2018-01-22 22:24 

Fark

Florida mall pipe bombs downgraded to flares [Followup]...

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 2018-01-22 22:11 

reddit

Cops May Bring Cadaver Dogs to Search for Possible Remains of Other Children at CA House of Horrors...
 2018-01-22 22:00 

Slashdot

Montana Becomes First State To Implement Net Neutrality After FCC Repeal...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) signed an executive order on Monday requiring internet service providers with state contracts to abide by net neutrality principles. The order makes his state the first to p...

 2018-01-22 21:31 

Boing Boing

End to Federal shutdown in sight: Senate has votes to pass bill to reopen government...

The U.S. government is close to reopening, after 2 days, 16 hours of shutdown and counting. (more...)...

 2018-01-22 21:20 

Slashdot

Linux 4.15 Becomes Slowest Release Since 2011...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Linus Torvalds has decided that Linux 4.15 needs a ninth release candidate, making it the first kernel release to need that much work since 2011. Torvalds flagged up the possibility of an extra release candidate last w...

 2018-01-22 21:10 

reddit

Netflix crushes earnings, market cap hits $100 billion for first time in extended trade...
 2018-01-22 21:04 

reddit

Montana Governor Signs Order to Force Net Neutrality...
 2018-01-22 21:03 

reddit

Victims are Starting to Make an Impact: Days after Aly Raisman said USA Gymnastics was 'rotting,' leaders resign...
 2018-01-22 21:00 

Fark

Photoshop this leaner [Photoshop]...

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 2018-01-22 20:57 

Boing Boing

Good deal on a Wi-Fi bodyweight scale: $25...

This wireless scale works with Apple HealthKit and costs $25 when you use the coupon on the Amazon page and apply promo code D7DQA4SJ. It measures body fat, too, but I don't think any scale is very good at measuring body fat....

 2018-01-22 20:41 

Slashdot

China, Unhampered by Rules, Races Ahead in Gene-Editing Trials...

U.S. scientists helped devise the Crispr biotechnology tool. First to test it in humans are Chinese doctors (Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative link). WSJ reports: In a hospital west of Shanghai, Wu Shixiu since March has been tryin...

 2018-01-22 20:38 

reddit

Montana Governor Signs Order to Force Net Neutrality...
 2018-01-22 20:25 

reddit

Millions paid in secret settlements to keep bad cops on the street and the public in danger...
 2018-01-22 20:05 

Fark

Fark can finally get behind the Tide pod challenge. Yes, there is booze involved [Spiffy]...

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 2018-01-22 20:00 

Boing Boing

Funko unleashes a bare-chested Jeff Goldblum toy on the world...

Whoa, Funko has made a Pop! figure of a shirtless, bleeding Jeff Goldblum, as seen in 1993's Jurassic Park . Rowr, is it hot in here or is it a "Wounded Dr. Ian Malcolm" toy? This is an exclusive 25th anniversary Jurassic Park item and Funko i...

 2018-01-22 20:00 

Slashdot

Corporate Cultural Issues Hold Back Secure Software Development...

An anonymous reader shares a report: As the digital economy expands and software becomes more critical, security worries grow. In a new survey, 74 percent of respondents agree that security threats due to software and code issues are a growing concern. Th...

 2018-01-22 19:50 

Fark

Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' coming on January 31, for the first time in 150 years. Finally, a chance for all the aristocratic lycanthropes to let their hair down [Interesting]...

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 2018-01-22 19:42 

Boing Boing

White women are leaving the GOP...

The Republican party is rapidly becoming the party of white men. Minorities want nothing to do with the GOP and a new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that white women are now ditching the party of pussy grabber apologists. From Reason : According to e...

 2018-01-22 19:35 

Fark

Elon, you drive, I've been drinking [Asinine]...

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 2018-01-22 19:32 

reddit

Vermont becomes first state in the country to legalize marijuana through legislation, rather than public vote...
 2018-01-22 19:27 

Boing Boing

Website for quickly finding useful Unicode characters...

Unicode Table has something over the other Unicode table sites: predictive search. There's useful tools as well: a HTML endoder / decoder , text-flipper...

 2018-01-22 19:24 

reddit

Vermont has officially legalized cannabis...
 2018-01-22 19:23 

Boing Boing

SF peeps: Paint the town white with the 'Brides of March'...

Michele Michele The Ides of March will soon be upon us. In San Francisco, that means it's once again time to don a a white wedding dress to paint the town white with other "brides." Now in its 20th year, the annual "Beware the Brides of Ma...

 2018-01-22 19:20 

Slashdot

Intel Urges OEMs and End Users To Stop Deploying Spectre Patch As It May 'Introduce Higher Than Expected Reboots'...

Intel executive vice president Neil Shenoy said on Monday that the chip-maker has identified the source of some of the recent problems, so it is now recommended that users skip the available patches. From the blog post: We recommend that OEMs, cloud servi...

 2018-01-22 19:10 

Boing Boing

Surprising result of calculating speeds of two cars hitting a tree...

Here's the set up: two cars are side by side on the road. One car is going 70mph and the other is going 100mph. The drivers of the cars see a fallen tree in the road and start braking at the same time. The car that had been going 70mph stops right bef...

 2018-01-22 19:04 

reddit

Pennsylvania Must Redraw Congressional Map: State Supreme Court...
 2018-01-22 19:00 

Boing Boing

How animators create realism by exaggerating movement...

The Royal Ocean Film Society looks at the work of pioneering animator Richard Williams , whose work on Pink Panther and Roger Rabbit bucked animation trends and pushed for a more exaggerated style of movement. (more...)...

 2018-01-22 18:45 

Boing Boing

Gymnast Aly Raisman's powerful statement at sentencing hearing for doctor Larry Nassar...

"Larry, you do now realize that we, this group of women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time are now a force, and you are nothing." Watch three-time Olympian gymnast Aly Raisman deliver her powerful statement at the sentencing...

 2018-01-22 18:41 

Fark

Senate overwhelmingly votes to reopen the government as Democrats take McConnell at his word that they will fix DACA [News]...

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 2018-01-22 18:40 

Slashdot

iTunes Snafu Made 'Thor: Ragnarok' Available Almost a Month Early...

An anonymous reader shares a report: When you check out the 'Thor: Ragnarok' page on iTunes, it says pre-orders of digital copies are expected to arrive on February 20th. But as TorrentFreak reports, some people got their hands on the Marvel film ...

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