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 2020-03-31 10:00 

Slashdot

Ford, GE To Produce 50,000 Ventilators In 100 Days...

Ford Motor and GE Healthcare plan to produce 50,000 ventilators within the next 100 days at a facility in Michigan to assist with the coronavirus pandemic. CNBC reports: Production of the critical care devices is expected to begin with 500 United Auto Wor...

 2020-03-31 09:28 

Fark

Spiffy: Prince William wants to return to piloting an air ambulance to "do his bit" in the fight against coronavirus. Fark: With Charles in recovery, Andrew a pariah, and Harry and Meghan off ...

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 2020-03-31 08:33 

reddit

New blood test can detect 50 types of cancer...
 2020-03-31 08:30 

Fark

As India goes into lockdown huge crowds of unemployed daily-wage workers queue to get back to their villages [Facepalm]...

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 2020-03-31 07:31 

Fark

LAPD officer won't let self-quarantine keep him from his normal routine [Obvious]...

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 2020-03-31 07:00 

Slashdot

The ACM Digital Library Is Now Open Access During Coronavirus Pandemic...

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has made the ACM Digital Library open access to help support the computing community during the coronavirus pandemic. Founded in 1947, the ACM is the world's largest scientific and educational computing so...

 2020-03-31 06:43 

reddit

Ford to build 50,000 ventilators in 100 days...
 2020-03-31 06:30 

Fark

NYC man arrested for running a speakeasy. This is not a repeat from 1920 [Dumbass]...

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 2020-03-31 06:11 

reddit

Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island Walkout...
 2020-03-31 05:53 

reddit

American Airlines to seek $12bn US government aid...
 2020-03-31 05:41 

Fark

Yeah don't hug each other yet, but it turns out that social distancing, saving lives and saving the economy are all mutually complementary things [Obvious]...

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 2020-03-31 05:05 

Fark

You say the truck humming all night long is keeping you awake? You're lucky. It isn't bothering some people at all [Sick]...

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 2020-03-31 04:49 

reddit

U.S. Air Force finds additional deficiency in Boeing's aerial fuel system...
 2020-03-31 04:41 

Fark

And then the murders began [Scary]...

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 2020-03-31 04:05 

Fark

Now, THAT'S funny [Asinine]...

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 2020-03-31 03:43 

Fark

75% percent of the country is under shelter in place orders. Including basically every single population center [Followup]...

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 2020-03-31 03:30 

Slashdot

Authors, Publishers Condemn the 'National Emergency Library' As 'Piracy'...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Last week, when the Internet Archive announced its "National Emergency Library," expanding access to more than a million digitized works, the group explained the move as a goodwill gesture in the time ...

 2020-03-31 03:27 

Fark

One small step for man, one giant pothole for mankind [Amusing]...

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 2020-03-31 03:05 

Fark

Tell Me Something Good: Sorry got nothing, just an FBI report on a Chinese Scientist bringing vials of SARS & MERS into the USA [News]...

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 2020-03-31 02:55 

reddit

Seattle man busted after high speed chase while teaching his pit bull to drive...
 2020-03-31 02:30 

Fark

Corona Virus Research Monkeys is not the name of yet another right wing truther group. But it should be, it really should be [Creepy]...

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 2020-03-31 02:23 

reddit

TikTok Videos Show Hundreds of Uyghurs Transferred to Chinese Factories...
 2020-03-31 02:10 

Slashdot

Dutch Museum Says Van Gogh Painting Stolen In Overnight Raid...

The Singer Laren museum in Laren, east of Amsterdam, says thieves have made off with a prize Vincent van Gogh painting while the institution was closed to the public. artnet News reports: The break-in at the museum happened in the early hours of Monday mo...

 2020-03-31 02:00 

Fark

Survey: 12 percent of at-home workers skip video due to lack of clothes. Farkers heard laughing at such low numbers [Interesting]...

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 2020-03-31 02:00 

Boing Boing

Need help mellowing out lately? These meditation apps might calm you down...

If you're routinely prone to being stressed out, hurried or generally made out-of-sorts by the hectic pace of the world and life changes, then...yikes. We don't envy what you must be going through these days. Right about now, even the most zen and...

 2020-03-31 01:59 

Fark

With fewer cars on the road, police see an uptick in speeding ...which means more money for them and less for the speeding now more than ever public [Obvious]...

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 2020-03-31 01:30 

Slashdot

Microsoft Reports a 775 Percent Increase In Usage of Azure Cloud Services...

Mark Wilson shares a report from BetaNews: This weekend, Microsoft has given an insight into the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on its services. The company says that there has been a huge increase in Teams usage, and there are now over 44 millio...

 2020-03-31 01:29 

reddit

FBI calling stabbing at Midland Sam's a hate crime...
 2020-03-31 01:27 

reddit

Many college students and other adult dependents are not eligible to receive a stimulus relief check...
 2020-03-31 01:27 

Fark

Hikers in British Columbia mountains stumble across secret camp of the "B.C. Weirdness Federation", untouched in 30 years [Cool]...

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 2020-03-31 01:05 

Fark

Maine man, 22, arrested for setting fire to local elementary school. His mom sensed something was wrong when he didn't take his Scooby Doo lunchbox to school that day [Dumbass]...

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 2020-03-31 00:50 

Slashdot

Valve Will Delay Some Steam Auto-Updates To Preserve Bandwidth...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Valve announced today that it won't automatically update games in customers' libraries as regularly as before to help preserve bandwidth during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Starting this week,...

 2020-03-31 00:46 

reddit

Dog delivers groceries to neighbor with health problems...
 2020-03-31 00:41 

Fark

Bride donates all the flowers that were for her COVID-cancelled wedding to local hospices. The pollen is really bad on my eyes this year [Hero]...

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 2020-03-31 00:10 

reddit

A Minnesota trooper pulled over a doctor for speeding. Then he gave her his N95 medical masks...
 2020-03-31 00:10 

Slashdot

FDA Issues Limited Emergency Use For Two Drugs Used To Treat Malaria...

knorthern knight shares a report from CNN: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat patients hospitalized with COVID-19. [...] Do the drugs work? In its statement...

 2020-03-31 00:05 

Fark

Grim Sleeper found grimly not sleeping [Followup]...

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 2020-03-31 00:00 

Fark

Coronavirus just trademarked its name and needs good ideas for marketing: Official logo, slogan, catchphrase, product placements, spokesperson, other official merch: Toys, videogames, bumper stickers,...

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 2020-03-30 23:43 

Fark

Cops encourage socially distant runners and bikers in DC. We all need a little amusement [Amusing]...

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 2020-03-30 23:36 

reddit

Zoo lets Orangutans play with Otters for enrichment...
 2020-03-30 23:30 

Fark

Tonight on Paul's Memory Bank (8PM EDT), the first week of songs whose titles begin with the letter "W". Didn't think there were that many [Live]...

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 2020-03-30 23:30 

Slashdot

Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf Tests Positive For Covid-19...

New submitter NoMoreACs shares a report from Gizmodo: Tech pioneer Vint Cerf, one of the co-creators of the modern internet, has tested positive for covid-19, according to a tweet Cerf sent out Monday morning. The 76-year-old tweeted out a clip from HBO&#...

 2020-03-30 23:09 

Fark

Best Korea keeps the coronavirus away from its shores by firing missiles at it [Obvious]...

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 2020-03-30 23:04 

Boing Boing

One year from today, our knowledge of the cosmos could dramatically change (if all goes according to plan)...

The nearly US$10 billion James Webb Space Telescope is set to take off aboard an Ariane 5 rocket one year from today. Scientists and space enthusiasts of all stripes are excited about what this successor to the Hubble Telescope will further our understand...

 2020-03-30 23:04 

Boing Boing

Good news: John Krasinski has a whole bunch of good news...

The world is currently full of absolutely shitty news—like, way more than usual. Actor/Director/Seemingly very nice fella John Krasinski's not OK with that. Instead of moping about it, he and a few pals, both online and off, took it upon themsel...

 2020-03-30 22:50 

Slashdot

LG Is Ditching 'G' Series Branding On Future Smartphones...

LG is ditching the "G" series branding on future smartphones. The company released the LG Optimus G1 Pro in 2013 and went on to release a new "G" series flagship smartphone every year since, with the most recent being the LG G8X ThinQ. 9to...

 2020-03-30 22:35 

Fark

There may soon be a quick, non-invasive coronavirus testing method available. Your tester wants steak [Cool]...

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 2020-03-30 22:31 

reddit

FBI: 'Don't fall victim to stimulus check scams'...
 2020-03-30 22:10 

Slashdot

Trump Administration, In Biggest Environmental Rollback, To Announce Auto Pollution Rules...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The Trump administration is expected on Tuesday to announce its final rule to roll back Obama-era automobile fuel efficiency standards, relaxing efforts to limit climate-warming tailpipe polluti...

 2020-03-30 22:05 

Fark

Zimbabwe doctor: "I'm afraid you have coronavirus."Patient: "HOORAY, at least I won't starve to death now" [Strange]...

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