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 2021-09-22 20:34 

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Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer To Step Down...

Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, a 13-year veteran who oversees the social network's work in artificial intelligence, virtual reality and the blockchain, will step down next year. From a report: Another longtime Facebook executive, A...

 2021-09-22 20:26 

Boing Boing

Facebook initiative to present pro-Facebook news items...

As Facebook faces relentless PR crises ( privacy , misinformation , Russian interference , hate speech , monopolization , etc), it plans to promote positive stories about Facebook in its users' news feeds. The initiative, code-named Project Amplify, a...

 2021-09-22 20:25 

Boing Boing

MyPillow Guy gets shredded on Twitter, again...

Mike Lindell talks and talks and talks. Mostly, he just says things, like the kid who falsely tells you his dad is an astronaut and feels he's already in too deep so he keeps trying to make it believable. "Yeah, I was born in Houston. — Read...

 2021-09-22 20:16 

Fark

"Not all heroes wear capes" [Hero]...

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 2021-09-22 20:05 

Slashdot

YouTube Tests Video Downloads for Your Desktop Browser...

YouTube is testing an official way to download videos on your desktop web browser. From a report: If you want to see if you're eligible for the test, which runs through October 19th, check out YouTube's experimental features page, which lists test...

 2021-09-22 20:03 

Boing Boing

Watch this montage of Qnut madness at school board meetings in America for a good scare...

If you want to know what QAnon disinformation does to a society, look no further than this terrifying montage of local school board meetings in the U.S. of A. Posted by @therecount on Twitter, some of the incredible lunacy in the video (shown below) inclu...

 2021-09-22 20:02 

Fark

Fighter jets intercept small aircraft over Hudson River entering restricted U.N. airspace, but don't worry. Brian Laundrie wasn't on it [Scary]...

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 2021-09-22 20:00 

Fark

Photoshop this fall pickup [Photoshop]...

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 2021-09-22 19:50 

Fark

Get outta my yard, says Harvard [Misc]...

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 2021-09-22 19:47 

Slashdot

Google Finally Shifting To 'Upstream First' Linux Kernel Approach For Android Features...

Phoronix reports: Google's Android had been notorious for all of its downstream patches carried by the mobile operating system as well as various vendor/device kernel trees while in recent years more of that code has been upstreamed. Google has also b...

 2021-09-22 19:43 

Fark

Man sees Mountain Dew 2 for $3 special at convenience store, grabs one, puts $2 down on counter, and walks out. Whoopsie [Asinine]...

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 2021-09-22 19:29 

Fark

Yet another school forced to shift to remote learning due to uptick in CO... wait, good old regular violence and vandalism. Phew, what a relief [Awkward]...

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 2021-09-22 19:24 

Fark

Fark NotNewsletter: It's autumn, do you know where your pumpkin spice is? [FarkBlog]...

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 2021-09-22 19:17 

Fark

New rivers of molten lava endanger La Palma. For those who don't speak Spanish, 'La Palma' means 'Oh, crap' [Scary]...

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 2021-09-22 19:05 

Fark

Alex Murdaugh provided a lawyer to one of the kids who was in the boat with his son on the night of the fatal boar crash. The lawyer convinced the kid to say "he didn't know" who was drivi...

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 2021-09-22 18:58 

reddit

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff...
 2021-09-22 18:56 

Fark

Man plants pipe bombs to end porn and cursing. Farkers seen heading to the bunker [Dumbass]...

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 2021-09-22 18:55 

Boing Boing

Religious vaccine exemptions are mostly bunk...

The Colombus Dispatch reports that the evangelical Christians loudly opposing COVID-19 vaccination on religious grounds are full of it. Apparently, only two sects of Christianity have an actual doctrinal objection to vaccines or vaccination. The Colombus ...

 2021-09-22 18:52 

Boing Boing

Atlantic staff writer David Frum angers Trump voters by calling them obese drug abusers who enjoy "weirdly homoerotic fanfic images of Trump"...

While being interviewed on Matt Lewis' podcast, Atlantic's David Frum has some advice for Trump voters, who he says are aging, obese, unhealthy, unhappy, and worshipful of Trump's questionable physical health: go for a walk, and order the salm...

 2021-09-22 18:45 

Slashdot

UK Publishes 10-Year Plan To Become 'AI Superpower,' Seeking To Rival US and China...

New submitter iarlakd writes: The U.K. government on Wednesday released its 10-year plan to make the country a global "artificial intelligence superpower," seeking to rival the likes of the U.S. and China. The so-called "National Artificial In...

 2021-09-22 18:44 

Fark

Beloved owner of a North Carolina BBQ restaurant has passed away. OMG, WTF [Sad]...

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 2021-09-22 18:43 

reddit

Colorado offering free at-home COVID-19 tests to all Coloradans...
 2021-09-22 18:41 

Boing Boing

New homeowner finds creepy doll behind wall with note about the murder of former residents...

Jonathan Lewis recently moved into a new home in Liverpool, England and became curious about a wire emerging from a boarded-up section of wall. He cut a hole in the wall and discovered a ragdoll holding a rather creepy note. From Coast to Coast : The spoo...

 2021-09-22 18:32 

Fark

"A recent report from the Associated Press claimed that the raids had become so frequent that villagers were living in fear of an "and all-out monkey assault" [Scary]...

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 2021-09-22 18:29 

reddit

Jay-Z's Team Roc files lawsuit against Kansas City police department for allegedly covering up misconduct...
 2021-09-22 18:20 

Fark

City built at the base of a mountain commissions avalanche study, finds 374 buildings at risk. Since this is America, they will now vote on whether to believe the science or avoid harming property val...

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 2021-09-22 18:15 

Fark

Subby found this article on "foot orgasm syndrome" while searching for something unrelated and wanted to share [PSA]...

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 2021-09-22 18:05 

Slashdot

Let's Encrypt's Root Certificate is About To Expire, and It Might Break Your Devices...

One of the largest providers of HTTPS certificates, Let's Encrypt, will stop using an older root certificate next week -- meaning you might need to upgrade your devices to prevent them from breaking. From a report: Let's Encrypt, a free-to-use non...

 2021-09-22 18:02 

Fark

Don't want to freak anyone out or anything but a key warning sign that is a prelude to a mass extinction event is on the rise. Sleep well [Scary]...

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 2021-09-22 17:56 

reddit

French ambassador to return to Washington after tiff over submarine deal...
 2021-09-22 17:49 

Fark

America's Best State is giving away free at-home COVID test kits [Spiffy]...

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 2021-09-22 17:43 

Boing Boing

Watch 40-foot wave of lava destroy everything in its path in Spain's La Palma Island...

The Cumbre Vieja volcano volcano erupted on the island of La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday. The resulting massive wave of lava is creeping across the island, engulfing everything in its path. So far, 7,000 residents have evacuated. The vid...

 2021-09-22 17:35 

Fark

Stop laughing, what are you, 12 years old? It's not uncommon for women to have two different sized breasts [Boobies]...

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 2021-09-22 17:33 

Boing Boing

Fantastic animated pitch for King of the Hill (1996)...

Hank Hill introduces the TV executives to the ensemble cast of King of the Hill. "I'd say y'all got the makings of a damn good cartoon here," Hank says. From Wikipedia : In early 1995, after the successful first run of Beavis and Butt-Head...

 2021-09-22 17:25 

Slashdot

Apple Bans Fortnite Until Appeals Are Exhausted in Legal Fight...

Apple plans to keep Fortnite off of its App Store until appeals are exhausted in its legal battle with Epic Games, the maker of the popular battle-royale game. From a report: Apple sent a letter to Epic Tuesday saying that it "will not consider any fu...

 2021-09-22 17:20 

Fark

On this day in history, in 1862, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, outlawing slavery throughout the entire* nation. And everyone lived happily ever after (*offer not valid in Mis...

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 2021-09-22 17:17 

Boing Boing

Check out this miniature, drivable James Bond Aston Martin DB5 with a $123,000 price tag...

The Little Car Company is making only 125 No Time to Die Editions of its Aston Martin DB5 Junior . It's two-thirds the size of the original car and runs on batteries. Because it's smaller than the original DB5, two adults can't sit side-by-sid...

 2021-09-22 17:09 

Boing Boing

How humans lost our tails...

I find it unfair that humans don't have tails but monkeys do. More than 60 million years ago, the earliest primates did have tails that helped them not fall out of trees. Most primates still have tails but people and apes lost them along the way. &mda...

 2021-09-22 17:05 

reddit

Florida's new surgeon general opposes mandates, calls COVID-19 vaccines "nothing special"...
 2021-09-22 17:03 

Fark

"Cop Punished For Eating Burriito" becomes Sloppy Taco Of Lies [Dumbass]...

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 2021-09-22 17:01 

Boing Boing

Alabama population shrunk in 2020 due to Covid, first time in state's history...

Last week, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the state's plan to "sue to block the implementation of Biden's vaccine mandates," according to the Alabama Political Reporter . Meanwhile, new data shows that Alabama had more d...

 2021-09-22 16:55 

reddit

Hospitals lift curtain on prices, revealing giant swings in pricing by procedure - The eye-popping variations just demonstrate "the total insanity of American healthcare pricing," Niall Brenna...
 2021-09-22 16:50 

Fark

Tim Cook says employees who leak memos do not belong at Apple, according to leaked memo [Awkward]...

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 2021-09-22 16:47 

Boing Boing

Plants embedded with nanotechnology to make them glow, and they can be recharged!...

MIT researchers created light-emitting plants that can glow for about an hour and recharged in just ten seconds using an LED. To make the glowing plants, they embedded the plants with specially-engineered nanoparticles that are several hundred nanometers ...

 2021-09-22 16:46 

Fark

Who knew that you could kill a guy in a fight you start and only get a manslaughter charge? [Stupid]...

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 2021-09-22 16:45 

Slashdot

Lithuania Says Throw Away Chinese Phones Due To Censorship Concerns...

Lithuania's Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities. From a report: Flagshi...

 2021-09-22 16:39 

reddit

Leaked memo: Tim Cook says Apple is cracking down on leakers...
 2021-09-22 16:33 

Boing Boing

Sam Adams brewing the first beer made with space hops...

People have sent all kinds of living things into space in order to observe how the vacuum might affect them. But it's taken some seven decades for someone to think of bringing hops, the vine-grown flowers known for giving beer its bitterness and aroma...

 2021-09-22 16:31 

Fark

PA turnpike collects more than $35.3 million a year in passenger tolls alone. (And $41.4 million from commercial) Buy an EZ-Pass, right? Set it an forget it, right? Not so fast, citizen, better check ...

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 2021-09-22 16:30 

Fark

Today's 2-hour serving of '80s alt/post-punk/new wave includes music from Ultravox, 10,000 Maniacs, New Order, and Roxy Music. Hear what commercial radio doesn't sound like on pastFORWARD ...

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