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 2022-01-13 17:37 

Boing Boing

Glenn Beck says he has Covid again, and this time it's in his lungs...

Far-right radio host Glenn Beck, who once equated anti-vaxxers with Galileo , has come down with Covid — again. And this time it has traveled into his lungs. He shared his Covid news with colleague Mark Levin, who, like so many others, left his hous...

 2022-01-13 17:35 

reddit

2021 was 45th year in a row with a warmer-than-normal global temperature...
 2022-01-13 17:35 

Fark

School decides not being racist cost too much, and racism is their legacy anyways [Asinine]...

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 2022-01-13 17:31 

Slashdot

Crypto-Savings Lawsuit Puts Principles of DeFi To the Test...

The emerging world of decentralized finance offers the holders of cryptocurrency many of the amenities of a modern financial system, under the premise that blockchain technology can cut out the middlemen, replacing flesh-and-blood bankers with autonomous,...

 2022-01-13 17:30 

Fark

New fashion trend called "warcore" is a hit with young people these days who have no affiliation with right-wing militia groups but like to dress like Delta Force soldiers [Interesting]...

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 2022-01-13 17:30 

Fark

Today's 2-hr serving of '80s alt/post-punk/new wave includes music from Love And Rockets, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, The Jam, and Pixies. Hear what commercial radio doesn't sound like on...

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 2022-01-13 17:21 

Boing Boing

The Johnson Smith Novelty catalog offered 600 jam-packed pages of vintage weirdness...

The following ran in my newsletter, The Magnet . Anyone who's ever read a comic book from the 20th century has seen a Johnson Smith advertisement touting joy buzzers, rubber masks, fake vomit, luminous ashtrays, motor kits, rubber chickens, hypo-coins...

 2022-01-13 17:20 

Fark

COVID cases in Mississippi higher than anyone in the state can count [Obvious]...

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 2022-01-13 17:16 

reddit

Prince Andrew's military affiliations and royal patronages returned to the Queen...
 2022-01-13 17:09 

Fark

We're back to reusing our N95s [PSA]...

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 2022-01-13 17:08 

Boing Boing

Spectacular images of Italian town unintentionally shaped like a person...

Centuripe is an Italian town in the hills near Enna, Sicily. It appears to be quite stunning on the ground but truly extraordinary from the air thanks to its topology and layout combined with a wondrous dose of pareidolia . Photographer and drone pilot Pi...

 2022-01-13 17:06 

Boing Boing

How The Whole Earth Catalog influenced Japanese magazine design...

In 1969 a Japanese illustrator and an editor came to New York to report on American youth culture, and they happened on a copy of The Whole Earth Catalog . Neither of the men understood what the book was about but they were intrigued by the design. &mdash...

 2022-01-13 16:58 

reddit

Biden says his administration will make free high-quality face masks available to all Americans...
 2022-01-13 16:56 

Fark

Ohio Man sees Florida Man's unlicensed plastic surgery outfit, raises with operating a funeral home without a license. Your call, Florida Man [Sick]...

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 2022-01-13 16:42 

Boing Boing

Watch: Rand Paul tells students "misinformation works" in resurfaced 2013 video...

Although Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (along with the entire GQP) is known for his recent deception on everything from voter fraud to the science behind Covid-19, he is no newcomer to the practice of spreading "alternative facts." In fact, a recentl...

 2022-01-13 16:40 

Slashdot

Microsoft Has Discontinued All Xbox One Consoles...

Microsoft has stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles. The software giant originally discontinued the Xbox One X and digital Xbox One S ahead of the Xbox Series X launch, then quietly stopped manufacturing the Xbox One S at the end of 2020, leaving re...

 2022-01-13 16:38 

reddit

Woman with semi-automatic rifle, other guns in vehicle arrested outside U.S. Capitol Police headquarters...
 2022-01-13 16:35 

Fark

I'm the tax man, I'll tax the street / If you try to sit I'll tax your seat / If you get too cold I'll tax the heat / If you won't get jabbed I'll . . . hey wait, that's ne...

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 2022-01-13 16:23 

Boing Boing

An obscure and incredible Google Earth location you'll recognize the instant you arrive...

Spooky pic.twitter.com/DlrXnpavQe — Taffin (@Ballymoran) January 9, 2022 Take a trip to 150 Freston Road London W10 6TR England. Never heard of it? Don't fret, you've been there many times. Once you see who's waiting for you, you're ...

 2022-01-13 16:20 

Fark

Lawsuit alleges that the Oxford Community school shooter left "a severed bird head in a mason jar filled with yellow liquid" in the school bathroom prior to the shooting and school authorities...

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 2022-01-13 16:05 

Fark

In the end, Air Force booted only 87 plague rats. Hoo-ah [Cool]...

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 2022-01-13 16:01 

Slashdot

Deep Learning Can't Be Trusted, Brain Modeling Pioneer Says...

During the past 20 years, deep learning has come to dominate artificial intelligence research and applications through a series of useful commercial applications. But underneath the dazzle are some deep-rooted problems that threaten the technology's a...

 2022-01-13 16:00 

reddit

Veterans ask Queen to strip Prince Andrew of honorary military titles...
 2022-01-13 15:48 

Fark

Worried that COVID might affect your junk? According to this guy there's nothing to see here - well, certainly much less than before [Weeners]...

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 2022-01-13 15:35 

Boing Boing

Man thought he had water in his ear but it was something much creepier bugging him...

After Zane Wedding, 40, went for a swim at his local Auckland, New Zealand pool, he felt like he had water in his ear. "I used some drops to clear it up and fell asleep on the couch later that night," he told CNN . — Read the rest...

 2022-01-13 15:34 

reddit

Thousands of federal inmates to be released under 2018 law...
 2022-01-13 15:32 

Fark

Another day, another crackpot COVID cure: Herschel Walker's Mystery Mist. "It will kill any COVID on your body." But it's a dry mist [Facepalm]...

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 2022-01-13 15:17 

Fark

Man rides electric bicycle up to speed camera in the snow, fires multiple shots at it and misses every single one [Fail]...

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 2022-01-13 15:16 

Boing Boing

Biden "lies" and Bob Saget "embalmed" in this week's dubious tabloids...

'National Enquirer' You'd think that Joe Biden invented coronavirus and earns royalties every time an American is infected, to read this week's cover story. "Year of Lies & Blunders!" Declares the 'Enquirer.' "Biden Cov...

 2022-01-13 15:15 

reddit

Delta loses $408 million; 8,000 employees contract Covid over the last four weeks...
 2022-01-13 15:10 

Slashdot

The PC Market Just Had Another Big Year Thanks To Pandemic Demand...

The PC market experienced its first big growth in a decade during 2020, when the pandemic began to force people to work and learn from home. Market research firms Gartner and IDC are now reporting that the worldwide PC market has grown again throughout 20...

 2022-01-13 15:03 

Fark

Ontario Provincial Police urge people to be on the look-out for fake Canadian Toonies (2 dollar coins). Fakes are easily identifiable by the walrus and "Z DOLLARD" on the front, and Some Guy&#...

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 2022-01-13 15:01 

reddit

Maryland school district requests National Guard to fill in for sick bus drivers...
 2022-01-13 15:00 

Boing Boing

This discounted neck massager is the answer to endless hours of sitting in a desk chair...

We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. From staring down as you scroll through your phone to sitting at your desk through three Zoom meetings in a row, you...

 2022-01-13 14:50 

Fark

Poland: Europe is closer to war than it has been in 30 years. Also does not like being stuck in the middle with Germany and Russia while the Stealers Wheel song plays on the soundtrack [Scary]...

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 2022-01-13 14:30 

Fark

COVID at-home test kits are pretty clear about swabbing your nostrils, so it should be no surprise to you that lots of Americans are "hacking" the kits by swabbing their throats instead. Joke&...

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 2022-01-13 14:24 

reddit

Police probe clears Dayton, Ohio, officers who pulled paraplegic driver out of car...
 2022-01-13 14:19 

Fark

I've never seen the phrase Annus Horribilis before but I'm hoping it's not a new Harry Potter spell [Scary]...

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 2022-01-13 14:16 

reddit

Wholesale prices jumped 9.7% , setting record for 2021...
 2022-01-13 14:11 

reddit

Russia says NATO talks 'unsuccessful' as Poland warns of war | Conflict News...
 2022-01-13 14:05 

Fark

The 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Flavors are here. Subby wants some Adventurefuls, Lemonades, and of course, Thin Mints [Spiffy]...

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 2022-01-13 14:03 

Boing Boing

A virtual tour of lockpicking as a game mechanic...

Museum of Mechanics: Lockpicking is a fascinating concept: a historical tour through lockpicking as an in-game activity, with various implementations arranged inside a virtual museum. ( via ) The intended audience is game developers looking to explore the...

 2022-01-13 14:01 

Fark

Photoshop this lion [Photoshop]...

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 2022-01-13 14:00 

reddit

15-year-old girl shot and killed as she walked dog in SW Houston...
 2022-01-13 13:39 

Boing Boing

The reason dogs walk in circles before they sleep...

In the video linked above, Vetstreet offers the evolutionary reason that dogs still circle their resting place in modernity. You've seen it before: Your dog looks for a place to curl up then starts turning in circles — and even scratching or dig...

 2022-01-13 13:37 

reddit

Postal Board Elects DeJoy Ally as New Chairman...
 2022-01-13 13:25 

Fark

With over 2000 people aboard, cruise ship is the first to disembark passengers in Maui in over 22 months. Pay no attention to their undisclosed number of positive Covid tests and religious exemptions ...

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 2022-01-13 13:00 

Slashdot

Study Finds Cannabinoids Prevent COVID-19 Infection...

MachineShedFred shares a report from Forbes: Compounds in cannabis can prevent infection from the virus that causes Covid-19 by blocking its entry into cells, according to a study published this week by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University....

 2022-01-13 12:32 

reddit

Covid self-isolation in England being cut to five full days...
 2022-01-13 12:17 

reddit

Gay men still face hurdles to donate blood amid national shortage...

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