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 2020-01-17 18:45 

Slashdot

Teaching Assistants Say They've Won Millions From UC Berkeley...

The university underemployed more than 1,000 students -- primarily undergraduates in computer science and engineering -- in order to avoid paying union benefits, UAW Local 2865 says. From a report: The University of California at Berkeley owes student wor...

 2020-01-17 18:35 

Boing Boing

Australia fires: Air-dropping veggies to feed wallabies [NEW VIDEO]...

The massive scale and force of the ongoing bushfires in Australia is hard to comprehend. The number of living creatures killed by flame, smoke, and habitat destruction fires is already staggering, and incomplete. Here is a new video from Reuters with more...

 2020-01-17 18:31 

Fark

New study shows wildlife thriving in areas evacuated after Fukushima nuclear meltdown. Get ready for another Godzilla reboot [Strange]...

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 2020-01-17 18:29 

Boing Boing

'El Chapo' beer launched by murderous druglord's daughter...

"El Chapo" ran a global narcotics crime ring and escaped two maximum security prisons before being captured, extradited to the United States in 2017, found guilty in 2019, and sentenced to life in prison. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's da...

 2020-01-17 18:21 

Boing Boing

Greta Thunberg: 'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist says as Davos nears...

"To the world leaders and those in power, I would like to say that you have not seen anything yet. You have not seen the last of us, we can assure you that. And that is the message that we will bring to the World Economic Forum in Davos next week."...

 2020-01-17 18:10 

Boing Boing

Illicit THC dealers are raking in the bucks on Instagram: Report...

Not so dank, dudes. NBC News reports that "countless purveyors of illicit THC products" are selling illegal cannabis or fake cannabis products in plain sight on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms. "They are facilitating a pu...

 2020-01-17 18:05 

Fark

'Gettysburg Reenactment canceled because of Glenn Beck's visit to Gettysburg, but promised for 2021' Man this timeline is strange [Facepalm]...

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 2020-01-17 18:05 

Slashdot

Climate Models Are Getting Future Warming Projections...

Alan Buis of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, writes: There's an old saying that "the proof is in the pudding," meaning that you can only truly gauge the quality of something once it's been put to a test. Such is the case with climate...

 2020-01-17 17:59 

Boing Boing

Biden says Section 230 tech liability shield should end for Facebook, Zuckerberg should be subject to civil liability...

Former Vice President and current 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden says U.S. Section 230 should be immediately revoked for Facebook and other social media platforms, and that Mark Zuckerberg should be submitted to civil liability. He made th...

 2020-01-17 17:56 

Fark

Januhairy is the pits [Giggity]...

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 2020-01-17 17:53 

Boing Boing

Imagining a "smart city" that treats you as a sensor, not a thing to be sensed...

The editors of Guardian Cities ( previously ) saw my Toronto Life blurb about how a "smart city" could be focused on enabling its residents, rather than tracking and manipulating them, and asked me to write a longer piece on the theme: The case fo...

 2020-01-17 17:41 

Boing Boing

Why AG Barr's use of Pensacola shooter case to rebuke Apple is so suspicious...

FBI needs to be able to hack into your iphone, Trump's sham AG William Barr says...

 2020-01-17 17:35 

Fark

Crews round up over 1,700 piglets after a semi overturns. Not easy, but the real challenge was finding enough blankets [Followup]...

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 2020-01-17 17:30 

Boing Boing

I have an Arduino and Intro to Making class on Skillshare and here's a great deal on a subscription...

I've been a paying member of Skillshare for a few years. It's $10 a month and I'm able to watch unlimited instructional videos on a wide range of topics - programming, data science, Photoshop, photography, and tons of others. The Adobe After E...

 2020-01-17 17:28 

reddit

Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans...
 2020-01-17 17:24 

Slashdot

Toshiba Touts Algorithm That's Faster Than a Supercomputer...

It's a tantalizing prospect for traders whose success often hinges on microseconds: a desktop PC algorithm that crunches market data faster than today's most advanced supercomputers. Japan's Toshiba says it has the technology to make such rapi...

 2020-01-17 17:05 

Fark

It's the 100th anniversary of the 18th amendment. Drink up [Stupid]...

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 2020-01-17 16:56 

Boing Boing

Ars Technica's dunk on Gwyneth Paltrow's Netflix series is the best dunk of all...

Ars Technica health reporter Beth Mole ( previously ) is a national treasure, and nowhere is her background in biology and science communications on better display than when she is puncturing the potentially lethal bullshit (vaginal jade egg -toxic shock ...

 2020-01-17 16:50 

Fark

Australian town flooded by a caravan of illegal emus [Amusing]...

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 2020-01-17 16:46 

Slashdot

FBI: Nation-State Actors Have Breached Two US Municipalities...

Nation-state hackers breached the networks of two US municipalities last year, the FBI said in a security alert sent to private industry partners last week. An anonymous reader writes: The hacks took place after attackers used the CVE-2019-0604 vulnerabil...

 2020-01-17 16:45 

Boing Boing

Yosemite sickens guests...

Approximately 170 people who recently visited Yosemite are suffering stomach pain, nausea and diaherria. CNN : About 170 people who've gone to Yosemite National Park this month are suffering from gastrointestinal illness, including visitors and employ...

 2020-01-17 16:34 

reddit

187 million gallons of partially-treated sewage spilled into Flint, Saginaw rivers last weekend...
 2020-01-17 16:22 

reddit

U.S. job openings post biggest drop in more than four years - Reuters...
 2020-01-17 16:20 

Fark

Some people just can't function until they have had their coffee [Scary]...

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 2020-01-17 16:06 

Slashdot

Biden Wants To Get Rid of Law That Shields Companies like Facebook From Liability For What Their Users Post...

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to get rid of the legal protection that has shielded social media companies including Facebook from liability for users' posts. From a report: The former vice president's stance, presented in an in...

 2020-01-17 16:05 

Fark

Totally ripped Edinburgh brothers smash world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean by six days [Cool]...

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 2020-01-17 15:58 

Boing Boing

Lost horse takes city bus ride back home...

Last night, a lost horse was trotting around the busy A48 road in Cardiff, Wales. Police and passers-by weren't quite sure what to do but a kind Cardiff Bus driver stopped and offered to take the horse to meet its owners at a safe location. From BBC :...

 2020-01-17 15:50 

reddit

VA caught intentionally cancelling veterans appointments to meet a quota. Effectively putting veteran lives at risk....
 2020-01-17 15:50 

Fark

Fed-Ex delivery drivers caught on video working in an efficient manner [Dumbass]...

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 2020-01-17 15:30 

reddit

Woman, 25, upset by emergency room wait heads to urgent care but dies...
 2020-01-17 15:25 

Slashdot

EU Mulls Five-Year Ban on Facial Recognition Tech in Public Areas...

The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years, to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses. From a report: The plan by the EU's executive -- set out in an 18-page white paper -- come...

 2020-01-17 15:23 

reddit

New evidence against Lori Loughlin and husband revealed in government motion...
 2020-01-17 15:20 

Fark

While American cops are busy shooting family pets for no reason, police in Wales find a horse running loose in the middle of a main road and put it on the next bus home [Amusing]...

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 2020-01-17 15:05 

Fark

Problem: You've got some vacation time coming up, but you're a miserable wet blanket of a human being who is absolutely incapable of relaxing, having fun, or doing anything that you can't ...

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 2020-01-17 14:45 

Fark

Andrew Wakefield, still trying to kill us all, and he has help [Sick]...

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 2020-01-17 14:45 

Slashdot

Aussie Firefighters Save World's Only Groves Of Prehistoric Wollemi Pines...

As wildfires tear through Australia, a specialized team of firefighters has managed to save hidden groves of the Wollemi pine -- a rare prehistoric tree that outlived the dinosaurs. The trees are so rare, they were thought to be extinct until 1994. From a...

 2020-01-17 14:21 

Fark

Drugs are bad, mkay? They make you do stupid shiat like eating your mom's cremated remains [Sick]...

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 2020-01-17 14:09 

Boing Boing

Learn full stack web development with this $13 Javascript course...

If you're looking to build a career in web development, it starts with Javascript. This programming language was there at the golden age of the internet, and it's still the basis for millions of web pages and apps worldwide. Suffice to say, if you...

 2020-01-17 14:08 

Boing Boing

Audio history of Outsider Art...

"In the Realms of the Unreal [Henry Darger], 1998" by Joe Coleman "Outsider art" is generally defined as work created by untrained, self-taught, or "nave" artists who aren't connected to or influenced by the traditional art wor...

 2020-01-17 14:07 

Slashdot

YouTube's Algorithm is Pushing Climate Misinformation Videos, and Their Creators Are Profiting From It...

An anonymous reader shares a report: When an ad runs on a YouTube video, the video creator generally keeps 55 percent of the ad revenue, with YouTube getting the other 45 percent. This system's designed to compensate content creators for their work. B...

 2020-01-17 14:00 

Fark

Photoshop Neil Armstrong's lightsaber [Photoshop]...

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 2020-01-17 13:59 

Boing Boing

Not sure about this Thomas the Tank Engine reboot...

Y NAKAJIMA posted this fully functional "Assault Type Thomas" to YouTube. Check out more photos at Badland Models . I dig the postapocalyptic Chp 'n' Dale. Read the rest...

 2020-01-17 13:43 

Fark

Fark-ready headline: Deaf man sues Pornhub over lack of closed captioning [Amusing]...

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 2020-01-17 13:40 

reddit

Brazilian Secretary of Culture quotes Goebbels in official statement...
 2020-01-17 13:21 

Fark

This is what a million pound coin looks like, and it is super-hard to lift, too (possible nsfw content on page) [Interesting]...

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 2020-01-17 13:18 

Boing Boing

Every time you play this audio, it will seem to end on a higher pitch...

Defacto Sound posted this short loop of audio, the sound of a tape being sped up then stopped abruptly. Each time you play it, they say, it will sound like it's getting higher in pitch. Did it do it for you? It worked for me about three times, then th...

 2020-01-17 13:18 

reddit

'I'm appalled': Lawyers alarmed as Ottawa gives more powers to U.S. border officers at Canadian airports...
 2020-01-17 13:04 

Fark

Easy to catch ISIS warlord nabbed from his hiding place by SWAT team because he's so fat he needed to be carried around in back of pick-up truck (possible nsfw content on page) [Dumbass]...

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 2020-01-17 13:00 

Boing Boing

Watch the gloriously brutal trailer for Danzig's horror movie directorial debut "Verotika"...

Famed " Mother " crooner and former ex-lead-singer of the Misfits Glenn Danzig has finally directed his first film, and of course it's a horror anthology. The movie's called Verotika , and while I'm slightly disappointed he didn't ...

 2020-01-17 13:00 

Slashdot

Oracle Ties Previous All-Time Patch High With January 2020 Updates...

"Not sure if this is good news (Oracle is very busy patching their stuff) or bad news (Oracle is very busy patching their stuff) but this quarterly cycle they tied their all-time high number of vulnerability fixes released," writes Slashdot reader...

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