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 2022-05-25 16:54 

Boing Boing

Einstein's "extremely aggressive and litigious" estate makes $12.5m a year in image licensing fees...

When Albert Einstein died in 1955, there was no such thing as publicity rights. Those came along much later. Today, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which Einstein co-founded in 1918, earns about $12.5 million a year licensing his image. The Guardian has a...

 2022-05-25 16:45 

Slashdot

NY State is Giving Out Hundreds of Robots as Companions For the Elderly...

The state of New York will distribute robot companions to the homes of more than 800 older adults. From a report: The robots are not able to help with physical tasks, but function as more proactive versions of digital assistants like Siri or Alexa -- enga...

 2022-05-25 16:44 

Boing Boing

JPMorgan still has confidence in the cryptos...

Crypto, the most perfectly designed way to separate a person from real wealth, is still high on JPMorgan's list of things to gamble on. They feel bitcoin is massively undervalued and the entire crypto shellacking that has gone on in 2022 is "capit...

 2022-05-25 16:38 

reddit

A Florida class president couldn't discuss being gay in high school graduation speech -- so he talked about his curly hair...
 2022-05-25 16:33 

reddit

Pastor confesses to affair in front of congregation; woman gets him to admit she was 16...
 2022-05-25 16:33 

Boing Boing

Male journalists in Afghanistan cover their faces on TV in solidarity with women colleagues after new Taliban decree...

Last Thursday, the Taliban in Afghanistan ordered women reporters to cover their faces while presenting the news on television. And to show solidarity, their male colleagues are choosing to do the same. Although most news outlets didn't immediately co...

 2022-05-25 16:30 

Fark

Today's 2-hr serving of '80s alt/post-punk/new wave includes music from Blondie, Sparks, Joe Jackson, SynthMinistryIsBestMinistry, and more. Hear what commercial radio doesn't sound like o...

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 2022-05-25 16:14 

Boing Boing

Glenn Bray's 800-page book of comic book, pulp magazine, and book covers is available for pre-order...

I just pre-ordered a copy of Library , which is being crowdfunded by publisher and art collector Glen Bray. This 800-page book reprints covers of "thousands of books, magazines, and pamphlets printed over the last century. Salvaged and archived by Gle...

 2022-05-25 16:05 

Boing Boing

Volcano "full of sharks" erupts...

Back in 2015, a group of researchers discovered a volcano full of sharks . Dubbed "Sharkcano," the underwater magma crater heated up the water around it — and rather than kill off the local marine life, it mutated them so they could survive ...

 2022-05-25 16:00 

Slashdot

Amazon Opens First Brick-and-Mortar Clothing Store Near LA...

Amazon is opening its first physical clothing store on Wednesday, the latest brick-and-mortar initiative from the world's largest online retailer. From a report: Called Amazon Style, the shop is located in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles. The S...

 2022-05-25 15:57 

Fark

Fark NotNewsletter: Graduation time [FarkBlog]...

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 2022-05-25 15:53 

Boing Boing

Instead of eliminating school shootings, Fox News hosts suggest turning schools into heavily armed obstacle courses...

Oh, FOX. Armed patrols, man traps, and bulletproof blankets are all on the list of ineffective solutions FOX suggests as a response to shooting in our schools. Rather than focus on this that might stop shootings altogether, suggest more bullets. Daily Bea...

 2022-05-25 15:50 

reddit

Tennessee makes camping on public land a felony....
 2022-05-25 15:45 

Boing Boing

Sacred Seltzer is a new booze made with blessed Holy Water...

From the Sacred Seltzer website : Get crunk on Christ! Sacred Seltzer contains 95% real holy water* and 5% alcohol. *Blessed according to the official Catholic procedure on March 31, 2022 in LA County, CA Sacred Seltzer is a product of the art/marketing c...

 2022-05-25 15:36 

reddit

Juvenile shot near Habersham Ninth Grade Academy, suspect in custody...
 2022-05-25 15:31 

Boing Boing

The Clear Craze of the 90s: remembering Zima...

I have no wistful story about how I once drank Zima and malt liquor changed my life. Mickey's was my jam if I was enjoying malt — I liked solving puzzles. I can not remember ever drinking Zima, but I knew people who did. — Read the rest...

 2022-05-25 15:27 

reddit

Michigan election bureau says 2 leading Republican candidates for governor filed fraudulent signatures, disqualifying them...
 2022-05-25 15:20 

Slashdot

CVS Will Stop Filling Controlled-Substance Prescriptions for Cerebral, Done...

CVS Health will stop filling prescriptions for controlled substances ordered by clinicians working for telehealth startups Cerebral and Done Health starting Thursday, a move that will impact thousands of patients. From a report: A CVS spokesman confirmed ...

 2022-05-25 15:17 

Boing Boing

Tesla loses bid to move sexual harassment claim to private arbitration: victim was "improperly pressured", says judge...

This one's gonna cost more than a horse . In a written opinion released on Tuesday, Kaus said Tesla had improperly pressured the plaintiff, Jessica Barraza, to sign an arbitration agreement after she had already quit her previous job. "Basically, ...

 2022-05-25 15:10 

Boing Boing

Camping on public land to become a felony in Tennessee...

There are a number of ways to help people suffering from homelessness in America, and banning camping in public places is not one of them. Apparently, Tennessee lawmakers think banning camping in public will raise awareness and somehow bring more aid to u...

 2022-05-25 15:05 

Fark

After a 4-year covid gap the Dakar Biennale, one of the largest events in the African modern art world, has returned for its 14th edition and it's just farking cool [Cool]...

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 2022-05-25 14:52 

reddit

Lift sanctions and we'll allow out food - Russia...
 2022-05-25 14:47 

Boing Boing

State Farm Insurance backs off support for kids' "GenderCool" book program after pressure from conservatives...

State Farm supported a book program for trans, nonbinary and queer youngsters . But conservatives complained and threatened it, so State Farm is no longer supporting it. we have made the decision we will no longer be affiliated with the organization. &mda...

 2022-05-25 14:40 

Slashdot

'Tough To Forge' Digital Driver's License is Easy To Forge...

An anonymous reader shares a report: In late 2019, the government of New South Wales in Australia rolled out digital driver's licenses. The new licenses allowed people to use their iPhone or Android device to show proof of identity and age during road...

 2022-05-25 14:35 

Fark

Released after five years in a Russian prison, Jehovah's Witness returns to Denmark and STILL can't get anyone to open the front door [Followup]...

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 2022-05-25 14:05 

Fark

NASA cameras have captured the eruption of Sharkcano, which I guess means there's another one of those damn sequels coming [Interesting]...

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 2022-05-25 14:03 

Boing Boing

CNN: Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was "killed in targeted attack by Israeli forces"...

Shireen Abu Akleh, a prominent and well-respected Palestinian-American journalist reporting on the Israel-Palestine conflict, was shot dead two weeks ago in the West Bank , seemingly the victim of crossfire between militants and Israeli forces. CNN report...

 2022-05-25 14:00 

Slashdot

Terra Blockchain Will Split, Abandon Collapsed UST Stablecoin...

A proposal by the founder of the troubled Terra ecosystem to salvage the project was approved, averting a total collapse of one of the most-watched experiments in decentralized finance. From a report: Under the newly approved structure, the original block...

 2022-05-25 13:50 

Fark

The citizens of Antwerp got a nasty surprise this morning as they appeared to have travelled back in time to 1940. Stupid Flanders [Creepy]...

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 2022-05-25 13:48 

reddit

Whistleblower report on baby formula didn't reach top FDA food safety official...
 2022-05-25 13:45 

reddit

Blow to Madison Cawthorn as appeals court reverses 'insurrectionist' ruling...
 2022-05-25 13:32 

Boing Boing

Enjoy a collection of grindhouse trailers...

Even though I wasn't there, I miss the 70s. There's nothing about the era that doesn't appeal to me. Comic books only ran you about 70 cents, George Carlin and Richard Pryor ruled the stand-up world, and punk rock and rap were born only a few ...

 2022-05-25 13:22 

Boing Boing

Here's a weird PSA that bashes cable...

Streaming services run just about everything nowadays. The number of services that I pay for in hopes of keeping up with the conversations at the water cooler is crazy. Despite how costly all of the combined streaming services are, they're still a sub...

 2022-05-25 13:20 

Fark

Watch a truck driver convert an 18-wheeler into a 10-wheeler [Fail]...

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 2022-05-25 13:06 

Boing Boing

Trump-backed MAGA man thrashed in Georgia's Republican primary...

Ex-president Donald Trump wanted to dethrone Georgia's Republican governor Brian Kemp, who refused to play along with Trump's plot to overturn 2020's election results. In yesterday's primary election his man—David Purdue, a former Se...

 2022-05-25 13:01 

Fark

Photoshop these coffee shop occupants [Photoshop]...

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 2022-05-25 13:00 

Slashdot

New Copyright Lawsuit Targets Uploaders of 10-Minute Movie Edits...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: The ordeal of three people, who edited major movies down to 10 minutes and then uploaded those summaries to YouTube, is not over yet. After being arrested and found guilty in a criminal court last yea...

 2022-05-25 13:00 

Fark

The American Rescue Dog Show returns May 25th, just in time for Woofday Wetnose Wednesday with adoptable pups competing for honors in Best in Belly Rubs, Best in Snoring & Best in Underbite, etc, with...

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 2022-05-25 12:55 

Fark

Day 91 of WW3: Slovakian PM warns that they are next if Ukraine falls, Hungary declares state of emergency, Mariupol death toll at 22,000, and Lithuania vows to ship more military aid to Ukraine. It&#...

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 2022-05-25 12:50 

Boing Boing

Superman's history through animation...

Being a modern fan of Superman isn't great. Outside of navigating the hailstorm of hatred the character generates, you have to make peace with the fact that Warner Brothers' execs can't figure out how to make Superman media work. Meanwhile, Ba...

 2022-05-25 12:48 

reddit

Russia offers fast-track citizenship to residents of occupied Ukraine...
 2022-05-25 12:47 

Boing Boing

Finland brewery releases NATO-themed beer...

Finland, along with their Nordic neighbors in Sweden, have recently made the bid for official NATO membership . To celebrate this news, the Olaf Brewing out of Savonlinna, Finland has brewed a special NATO-themed lager, dry-hopped with Cold War military t...

 2022-05-25 12:45 

Boing Boing

Unnamed Blastocyst & Nerrex, Inc.!...

TWO Tom the Dancing Bug books! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens ; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones ! Last chance to get them under current offer for signed/sketched copies: RIGHT HERE AND NOW. "Behold the wondrous, whimsical, witty world that ...

 2022-05-25 12:30 

Fark

Something f**ky is happening in Laurel County [Amusing]...

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 2022-05-25 12:19 

reddit

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition...
 2022-05-25 11:43 

Boing Boing

This Tom Jones / Blink-182 mash-up is not unusual — it's great...

Get in the pit and do the Carlton!...

 2022-05-25 11:30 

Fark

Judge lets convicted insurrectionist off with probation. Insurrectionist promptly goes on Laura Ingraham's show to deny what she did. Judge admits he farked up, puts her in jail for 60 days [Giggi...

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 2022-05-25 11:20 

reddit

Bill Gates says Covid risks have 'dramatically reduced' but another pandemic is coming...
 2022-05-25 11:18 

reddit

Exxon must go to trial over alleged climate crimes, court rules...
 2022-05-25 11:05 

Fark

Recycled tires make for roads that last twice as long in hot sunshine [Cool]...

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