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 2021-10-21 01:01 

reddit

Ex-Minneapolis cop to be resentenced in death of 911 caller...
 2021-10-21 00:52 

Boing Boing

Carving a pumpkin while scuba diving is pretty darn difficult...

I have been a contestant in an underwater pumpkin carving contest. Pumpkin are positively bouyant and very hard to wrangle underwater, let alone delicately carve. A woman who repurposed some discarded abalone shells from the seafloor won....

 2021-10-21 00:50 

reddit

Judge tosses out gun owners lawsuit seeking to block San Diego 'ghost gun' ordinance...
 2021-10-21 00:45 

Boing Boing

Twitter bans DPRK News, famous parody account mocking North Korea's furious yet florid news agency...

North Korea's press office is famously bellicose , hurling bizarre insults and denunciations at the hermit kingdom's adversaries. My own parody of it, the North Korea Press Release Generator , had its time in the sun of Mount Paektu. But far bette...

 2021-10-21 00:45 

Slashdot

Raspberry Pi Suffers First Ever Price Increase...

For the first time, the price of a Raspberry Pi single-board computer is increasing and we have the global supply chain shortages to thank for it. PCMag reports: Eben Upton, chief executive of Raspberry Pi Trading, made the announcement today, but also ma...

 2021-10-21 00:42 

Fark

The headline went with Urine Trouble, but Peeget Sound was right there, man [Scary]...

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 2021-10-21 00:29 

reddit

'Tired of broken promises': climate activists launch hunger strike outside White House...
 2021-10-21 00:20 

Fark

I think that i shall never see, a poet who's as white as me. Gas grill, golf bag, SUV, subscription to AARP [Misc]...

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 2021-10-21 00:02 

Slashdot

WHO Asks South African Startup To Replicate Moderna's mRNA Vaccine...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: The World Health Organization has hired the company, called Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines, as part of a $100 million plan to figure out how to make an mRNA vaccine against COVID that is as close as possible t...

 2021-10-21 00:00 

Fark

Photoshop this Hobbity home [Photoshop]...

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 2021-10-20 23:55 

Fark

Welcome to the NC State Fair... Now with more fried Twinkies, doughnut burgers, hit-and-runs [Scary]...

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 2021-10-20 23:47 

reddit

Deere & Co. granted temporary injunction against striking Davenport union workers...
 2021-10-20 23:26 

reddit

Delta-8 THC is illegal, Texas Department of State Health Services says...
 2021-10-20 23:25 

Fark

On this day in history, in 1947, the Congressional investigation into supposed communist influence in Hollywood kicked off the Red Scare, which was only later surpassed by the Purple Sharts and the Gr...

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 2021-10-20 23:20 

Slashdot

A Drone Will Rescue Three Dogs Trapped By La Palma Volcanic Eruption...

Three dogs that are trapped near the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Islands may soon be saved by a drone. Gizmodo reports: The poor, emaciated pups have been stuck in a yard surrounded by lava for a month. The volcano began erupting in Septem...

 2021-10-20 23:16 

reddit

Parents suing amusement park after 6-year-old girl falls to death on ride...
 2021-10-20 23:05 

Fark

Scots accent the UK's sexiest says poll. Subby's sure they mean the Fife accent, not that gibberish spoken in Glasgow [Obvious]...

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 2021-10-20 22:55 

Fark

The monkey in the study with a brick [Weird]...

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 2021-10-20 22:54 

Boing Boing

This "Staircase to Heaven" is actually just a beautiful illusion...

South African-based artist Strijdom van der Merwe created both a striking sculpture and simple optical illusion with his piece, "Staircase to Heaven." Deceptively named, the staircase actually morphs into a ladder as you move from its front to its...

 2021-10-20 22:40 

Slashdot

Investors Use AI To Analyze CEOs' Language Patterns and Tone...

CEOs and other managers are increasingly under the microscope as some investors use artificial intelligence to learn and analyze their language patterns and tone, opening up a new frontier of opportunities to slip up. Reuters reports: In late 2020, accord...

 2021-10-20 22:25 

Fark

The Merriam-Webster word of the day for October 20 is 'batten' as in: "In terms of funny puns, these word of the day headlines are only batten around .250" [Interesting]...

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 2021-10-20 22:09 

reddit

Unvaccinated Minnesotans 30x more likely to die from COVID...
 2021-10-20 22:00 

Slashdot

Man Arrested For Uncensoring Japanese Porn With AI In First Deepfake Case...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Japanese police on Monday arrested a 43-year-old man for using artificial intelligence to effectively unblur pixelated porn videos, in the first criminal case in the country involving the exploitative ...

 2021-10-20 21:59 

Fark

ManBearPig one step closer to reality [Creepy]...

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 2021-10-20 21:52 

reddit

Officers remove man from subway platform after allegedly asking them to wear masks...
 2021-10-20 21:50 

Boing Boing

Condoleezza Rice on Capitol Riot: "It's time to move on"...

Former U.S. Torture Program Administrator Condoleezza Rice told the hosts of The View that she cried during the "terrible moment of January 6." and yet "It's time to move on, in a lot of ways" and focus on "kitchen table issues... ...

 2021-10-20 21:35 

Fark

Russia welcomes Taliban efforts to stabilize Afghanistan, will next offer praise to cigarette companies for their attempts to cure cancer and Brian Laundrie's work in feeding alligators [Followup]...

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 2021-10-20 21:34 

Boing Boing

Watch: After a subway passenger told cops to wear a mask, they pushed him out...

After a 27-year-old subway rider in New York City asked unmasked officers to wear their masks, they physically pushed him out the station's emergency exit door. "You're being disruptive," they told him. Yes, the M.T.A. says everyone must w...

 2021-10-20 21:27 

Slashdot

FDA Approves Mixing COVID Vaccines...

U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Associated ...

 2021-10-20 21:20 

Fark

On this day in history, in 1973, the Watergate special prosecutor was dismissed, starting the "Saturday Night Massacre" which ended in Nixon's resignation and made sure that future generat...

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 2021-10-20 21:02 

reddit

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters...
 2021-10-20 20:45 

Boing Boing

Fantastic fireball over the Midwest this morning was a failed Russian spy satellite...

From Tennessee to Michigan, numerous people were treated to a fantastic fireball tearing across the sky. The phenomenon occurred at 12:43 am EDT today, according to the American Meteor Society. However, the shooting star was no meteor. Rather, it was a fa...

 2021-10-20 20:45 

Fark

More ironic than refusing to accept an Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction, it's the weekly Fark Writer's Thread [CSB]...

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 2021-10-20 20:41 

Slashdot

Google Removes Support for FTP and Old-gen U2F Security Keys in Chrome 95...

Google today released Chrome v95, the latest version of its popular web browser and a version that contains several changes that will likely cause problems for a considerable part of its users. The problematic changes include: removing support for File Tr...

 2021-10-20 20:39 

Fark

Fark NotNewsletter: Your images might've been eaten by a grue [FarkBlog]...

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 2021-10-20 20:35 

Fark

Florida man arrested for violating letter of the law with a letter of the law [Florida]...

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 2021-10-20 20:20 

Fark

Why you shouldn't drive a small car [Scary]...

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 2021-10-20 20:19 

Fark

Louisiana school board member: Well, the CDC isn't legitimate. Public health director: Well, I can't help other people's ignorance. Tag is for public health director [Hero]...

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 2021-10-20 20:07 

reddit

USC to apologize for sabotaging its Japanese American students' educations in WWII...
 2021-10-20 20:04 

Boing Boing

This vintage rock shirt just sold for a record-breaking $17,000...

Sotheby's just held an extensive auction of Grateful Dead items, from guitars and other audio gear to clothing worn by the band and other memorabilia. The 1967 t-shirt above—one of the first pieces of Dead merch—sold for a staggering $17,6...

 2021-10-20 20:03 

Slashdot

Facebook is Planning To Rebrand the Company With a New Name...

Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, The Verge reports, citing an unnamed source. From the report: The coming name change, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about at the company...

 2021-10-20 20:02 

Fark

Supply chain problems: plot twist [Scary]...

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 2021-10-20 20:00 

Fark

Photoshop these pretty pansies [Photoshop]...

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 2021-10-20 20:00 

Boing Boing

See the world from a new angle with this must-have drone...

You can watch every movie streaming on Netflix and even travel the world, but until you see the world from new heights, you don't know how much you're missing. That's just one of the reasons drone photography has become so popular — with...

 2021-10-20 19:46 

Fark

There's dumpster diving, and then there's Whole Foods dumpster diving [Interesting]...

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 2021-10-20 19:40 

Boing Boing

Elephants smashing pumpkins produce the most satisfying crunches...

These elephants are just having the most fantastic time!...

 2021-10-20 19:35 

Boing Boing

US Army to run battle simulations between groups of robotic tanks...

Next year the US Army plans to run wargame simulations involving groups of robotic tanks battling one another. According to Gen. Ross Coffman of the Army Futures Command, the experiment is the next step from a simulation in Colorado last year involving M1...

 2021-10-20 19:31 

Fark

Vikings were in North America as long ago as 1021, researchers say, which should have been plenty of time to win a Super Bowl and yet [Interesting]...

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 2021-10-20 19:22 

Slashdot

Giant Retailers Pledge To Leave Fossil-fueled Ships Behind...

Major retailers, including Amazon and Ikea, are beginning to clean up their shipping pollution. From a report: A group of companies pledged yesterday that by 2040, they'll only contract ships using zero-carbon fuels to move their goods. Both Ikea and ...

 2021-10-20 19:19 

Boing Boing

This gun-crazy Trump-loving Nevada gubernatorial candidate has one heck of an ad...

Wow. Whoa. Wild. What the hell? Was that supposed to be Budweiser? My name is Michele Fiore. I'm running for Governor of Nevada. We don't need more weak, compromise, blue blazer Republican politicians. That isn't me and never will be. I will n...

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