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 2018-11-17 21:24 

Fark

Weird news: Naked man tells cops convoluted story about kidnapping, dancer, "Gentleman's Club", Jeep for sale and snorting a line. Fark: Seems to check out [Strange]...

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 2018-11-17 21:21 

Slashdot

People Sensitive To Caffeine's Bitter Taste Drink More Coffee, Study Finds...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: A team of researchers conducted their analysis using data stored in something called the UK Biobank. More than 500,000 people have contributed blood, urine and saliva samples to the biobank, which scientists c...

 2018-11-17 21:00 

Fark

Photoshop Thomas the Tank Engine where you wouldn't expect to find him [Photoshop]...

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 2018-11-17 20:49 

reddit

South Florida beaches suffered numerous closings this summer due to fecal pollution....
 2018-11-17 20:20 

Slashdot

Apple's Siri May Soon Process Voice Locally On a Device, No Cloud Required...

Proudrooster writes: "Apple wants Siri to become more useful to users when not connected to the internet, including the possibility of an offline mode that does not rely on a backend server to assist with voice recognition or performing the required t...

 2018-11-17 19:36 

reddit

A Gay Councilman in Texas, Ousted From Office, Says He Was Blackmailed With Naked Photos...
 2018-11-17 19:22 

reddit

Paradise dog survives Camp Fire, watches over burned California block...
 2018-11-17 19:19 

Slashdot

Hacker Says They Compromised ProtonMail; ProtonMail Calls BS...

A hacker going by the name AmFearLiathMor is claiming to have hacked ProtonMail and stolen "significant"; amounts of data. They have posted a ransom demand to an anonymous Pastebin but it reads like a prank, as it states that the alleged hackers ha...

 2018-11-17 19:15 

Fark

Airline being sued for letting a fat person on a flight. This should a calm, rational discussion. I mean, it's not like we're talking about HOAs, pizza, urban cyclists or guns, right? [Interes...

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 2018-11-17 18:35 

reddit

Serial con artist swindled victims and abandoned her children for decades...
 2018-11-17 18:31 

Fark

Utility regulator wants to assure everyone that taxpayers will be on the hook for California's wild fires and the responsible parties will just walk away [Followup]...

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 2018-11-17 18:24 

Boing Boing

Sole and Despotic Dominion: my story about the future of private property for Reason...

Reason's December issue celebrates the magazine's 50th anniversary with a series of commissioned pieces on the past and future of the magazine's subjects: freedom, markets, property rights, privacy and similar matters: I contributed a short st...

 2018-11-17 18:18 

Boing Boing

Classic film streaming service FilmStruck rises from the dead...sort of...

When it was announced last month that FilmStruck, a streaming service dedicated to dishing up the greatest films of all time, would be shut down at the end of November, movie geeks, like yours truly, kind of lost their shit. Home to an unholy number of cl...

 2018-11-17 18:18 

Slashdot

Mark Shuttleworth Reveals Ubuntu 18.04 Will Get a 10-Year Support Lifespan...

At the OpenStack Summit in Berlin last week, Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth said in a keynote that Ubuntu 18.04 Long Term Support (LTS) support lifespan would be extended from five years to 10 years. "I'm delighted to announce that Ubuntu ...

 2018-11-17 18:17 

reddit

Rare White Lion Set To Be Auctioned Off To Trophy Hunters, To Recover Legal Costs...
 2018-11-17 18:10 

Boing Boing

Google donated $5k to GOP Senator who "joked" about attending a lynching with her Black opponent...

Cindy Hyde-Smith is a Mississipi GOP Senator is going into a runoff election against her Democratic opponent, Black man named Mike Espy who might end up the first Black Mississipi Senator since 1883; she made headlines last week with a joke about attendin...

 2018-11-17 17:45 

Fark

Almost a year to the day after contact was lost, the wreck of the Argentine navy submarine ARA San Juan has been located on the South Atlantic seafloor [Followup]...

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 2018-11-17 17:41 

Boing Boing

America's big box stores sucked up corporate welfare and killed Main Street -- now they're ducking property tax...

For a generation, big box stores have swept across America, using predatory pricing and other dirty tricks to kill the independent retail sector; they used their corporate lobbying muscle to tempt cities and towns into handing out massive corporate welfar...

 2018-11-17 17:36 

Fark

What parents should know about teen vaping, other then they'll never look at cool as the smokers did when they went to school [Obvious]...

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 2018-11-17 17:35 

Slashdot

Alphabet Unit Halts Glucose-Detecting Contact Lens Project...

An anonymous reader shares a report from Reuters: Alphabet's life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels. The proje...

 2018-11-17 17:29 

Boing Boing

A most incredible NASA promotional video...

" We Are NASA " thrills me more than any science fiction movie trailer, and it's real. Read the rest...

 2018-11-17 17:27 

Fark

The one when they called police on the black guy for being in a yogurt shop. "He was scary" [Murica]...

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 2018-11-17 17:23 

reddit

Stan Lee Laid To Rest In Small, Private Funeral...
 2018-11-17 17:14 

Boing Boing

Kentucky Kroger shooting suspect to face hate crime charges...

On October 24, Gregory Bush was said to have opened fire at a Kroger grocery store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky on 69-year-old Maurice Stallard, shooting him in the back of the head. 67-year-old Vickie Lee Jones? She was shot by Bush as well. Both victims w...

 2018-11-17 17:10 

reddit

Inmate claims God, dead mom, gave him 'go ahead' to beat sex-offender cellmate to death: report...
 2018-11-17 17:06 

reddit

Nashville police officer alleges city retaliated after she said she was raped by another officer...
 2018-11-17 17:00 

Boing Boing

Ted Danson learning to floss...

On the set of The Good Place , Ted Danson (or is that "Ted Dancing"?) got a lesson from his co-stars on how to floss . Not "floss" as in dental care, but as in the dance craze that's sweeping the nation. Ted Danson learning to floss is...

 2018-11-17 16:58 

Boing Boing

Exec who oversaw Google's failed babykiller projects and cozied up to Saudis quits after employee uprising...

Diane Greene was the CEO of Google's cloud business, and it was she who tried to convince Googlers to back her bid to sell AI services to the Pentagon's drone program, as a warmup for bidding on JEDI, the $10B Pentagon infrastructure project. An u...

 2018-11-17 16:54 

reddit

Woman in alleged GoFundMe scam claims she was 'set up' by boyfriend, homeless man...
 2018-11-17 16:43 

reddit

A 3D printer with a recycling device is headed to the International Space Station...
 2018-11-17 16:38 

Boing Boing

San Francisco Uber driver distributing filter masks to passengers...

At times this week, wildfires made San Francisco's air the worst in the world, and the city's stores have largely sold out of the N95 filter masks that make the air barely breathable, leading to at least one enterprising Uber driver selling the ma...

 2018-11-17 16:33 

Fark

In today's episode of childhood memories: The school book fair [Interesting]...

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 2018-11-17 16:29 

reddit

Senators question Facebook on a report it hired a PR firm to retaliate against critics...
 2018-11-17 16:27 

Fark

11/20 is the new 4/20 [Spiffy]...

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 2018-11-17 16:16 

Slashdot

Virginia To Produce 25K-35K Additional CS Grads As Part of Amazon HQ2 Deal...

theodp writes: Developers! Developers! Developers! To make good on the proposal that snagged it a share of the Amazon HQ2 prize, the State of Virginia is also apparently on the hook for doubling the annual number of graduates with computer science or clos...

 2018-11-17 16:14 

Boing Boing

Amazon's NYC digs being built on land that would have been used for low-income housing...

Amazon is already known for providing dangerous working conditions, anti-union activities and treating their blue collar workforce like a disposable commodity. Since they're already screwing folks at work, it must have seemed like a natural progressio...

 2018-11-17 16:00 

Boing Boing

Oxford Dictionaries' crowns 'toxic' as its 2018 word of the year...

Collins Dictionary named "single-use" as their 2018 word of the year and now Oxford Dictionaries' has dubbed "toxic" as theirs. They report that the word was looked up 45% more times on their site over the last year, having "been u...

 2018-11-17 15:59 

reddit

Trump to visit California as death toll rises amid deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century...
 2018-11-17 15:55 

reddit

Israel Police to recommend Netanyahu be tried for media corruption...
 2018-11-17 15:45 

reddit

Khashoggi killers did rogue operation - Saudi minister...
 2018-11-17 15:30 

reddit

Argentina's missing submarine found a year after it vanished with 44 aboard....
 2018-11-17 15:15 

Slashdot

BlackBerry Buys Cybersecurity Firm Cylance For $1.4 Billion...

wiredmikey shares a report from SecurityWeek: BlackBerry on Friday announced that it has agreed to acquire endpoint security firm Cylance for $1.4 billion in cash. "We plan on immediately expanding the capabilities across BlackBerry's 'chip-to...

 2018-11-17 15:13 

Fark

This lady needs a new car and a new boyfriend. Also, towing yards are dicks [Obvious]...

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 2018-11-17 15:00 

Boing Boing

These U.S. senators are (on) crackers...

My 14-year-old pointed me to the cool work of artist Christian Faur . I see Mark featured his crayon portrait pieces on Boing Boing in the past but not pieces using his more recent medium of soda crackers! Prior to the midterm elections, he laser-etched a...

 2018-11-17 14:24 

reddit

Father charged with beating toddler, gluing mouth, eyes shut WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale...
 2018-11-17 14:14 

Slashdot

Dutch Government Report Says Microsoft Office Telemetry Collection Breaks EU GDPR Laws...

"The Register reports that Microsoft has been accused of breaking EU's GDPR law by harvesting information through Office 365 and sending it to U.S. servers," writes Slashdot reader Hymer. "The discovery was made by the Dutch government....

 2018-11-17 14:00 

Fark

Photoshop these artistic animals [Photoshop]...

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 2018-11-17 14:00 

Boing Boing

Learning piano is as easy as ABC (DEFG) with this new approach...

Anyone can learn piano, but don't tell that to the bored kids who had to endure hours of "Chopsticks" and similar drills in their music lessons. Today, there's a better way. Pianoforall lets you jump right in to discover what makes music f...

 2018-11-17 13:53 

reddit

Etowah River diver finds nine guns while cleaning up underwater trash...
 2018-11-17 13:43 

reddit

Retired Montana priest facing child pornography charge released pending trial...

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