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 2022-06-29 22:50 

Slashdot

Substack Is Laying Off 14% of Its Staff...

Substack, the newsletter start-up that has attracted prominent writers including George Saunders and Salman Rushdie, laid off 13 of its 90 employees on Wednesday, part of an effort to conserve cash amid an industrywide funding crunch for start-ups. The Ne...

 2022-06-29 22:47 

Boing Boing

Radio station mysteriously plays the same Rage Against the Machine song for hours on end...

Early this morning listeners of Kiss Radio 104.9 FM in Vancouver, Canada were treated to Rage Against the Machine killer song, "Killing in the Name." Not once, not twice, but repeatedly, hundreds of times, for hours on end. Even when listeners cal...

 2022-06-29 22:43 

reddit

Man exonerated after 33 years in prison is back behind bars...
 2022-06-29 22:24 

Boing Boing

The Reddit chart of compound perjoratives...

Colin Morris noted that on Reddit, a certain form of compound perjorative—two words such as "buttface", "shitlord", "douchebag"— are found in diverse yet formulaic proliferation . So it's time—with appropriate...

 2022-06-29 22:16 

reddit

The pandemic may have forever altered the economy, Fed Chair Powell says...
 2022-06-29 22:10 

Slashdot

Kim Dotcom Not Happy, Says 'Mega Mass Piracy Report' Is On the Way...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom does not seem like a happy man right now. After accusing two of his former colleagues [Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk] of facilitating Chinese spying, Dotcom says ...

 2022-06-29 22:08 

reddit

Far-right Proud Boys disrupt Pride Month children's storytime event at South Bend's Tutt Library...
 2022-06-29 21:49 

reddit

Personal information of people granted, denied concealed carry permits leaked by California's Attorney General's Office...
 2022-06-29 21:35 

Fark

The Merriam-Webster word of the day for June 29 is 'duress' as in: "In the movie Airplane, Johnny said: "Where did you get that duress, it's awful, and those shoes and that coat, j...

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 2022-06-29 21:30 

Slashdot

Crypto Tax Cheats Likely to Get Relief as US Crackdown Hits Snag...

The US government's bid to collect billions of dollars in taxes is hitting a snag, with the Biden administration poised to delay when crypto brokers and exchanges must start gathering detailed information on their clients' trading. From a report: ...

 2022-06-29 21:20 

Fark

Man in Gimp suit terrorizes neighborhood again, probably because he's significantly inferior to man in Photoshop suit despite being free and open source [Followup]...

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 2022-06-29 21:16 

Boing Boing

Lauren Boebert goes on another screwy Christian rant...

Congress-preacher Lauren Boebert (QCO) is at it again , using her government position to spread her version of Christian nonsense (see video below). "The world will try to rehabilitate the hell out of you, teach the hell out of you," Boebert warne...

 2022-06-29 21:12 

reddit

Police: Hamilton Co. 15-year-old girl stabs teen brother to death over PlayStation 4...
 2022-06-29 21:00 

Fark

"If you don't turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else's story." -Terry Pratchett. This is your Fark Writer's Thread, Storied Edition [CSB]...

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 2022-06-29 21:00 

Boing Boing

Cut out the bad meals (and prepare delicious ones) with 63% off these Japanese knives...

Whether you are a professional chef or just a novice making yourself dinner in your kitchen, you should always make sure that you have the best tools at your disposal. You may ensure that you have great ingredients, frying pans, and glassware, but proper ...

 2022-06-29 20:50 

Fark

Good news, parents. Peacock has heard your pleas, and has agreed to bring back "Caillou" for a whole new season. What's that? Oh, you didn't plead for that? Well, they heard something ...

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 2022-06-29 20:50 

Slashdot

A Wide Range of Routers Are Under Attack By New, Unusually Sophisticated Malware...

An unusually advanced hacking group has spent almost two years infecting a wide range of routers in North America and Europe with malware that takes full control of connected devices running Windows, macOS, and Linux, researchers reported on Tuesday. From...

 2022-06-29 20:39 

Fark

Fark NotNewsletter: Can't move, need advice, soonish [FarkBlog]...

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 2022-06-29 20:35 

Fark

I'm going to go ahead and guess the answer is the novel coronavirus [Obvious]...

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 2022-06-29 20:34 

Boing Boing

Rudy Giuliani crony Lev Parnas sentenced to 20 months imprisonment...

Lev Parnas, one of the various blatant crooks with whom Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani associates, was today sentenced to 20 months imprisonment on fraud and campaign finance charges . The judge told him that fraud was his "way of life." The criminal ...

 2022-06-29 20:33 

Boing Boing

Samuel L. Jackson's long-rumored not-dead Jedi character is still rumored to be not-dead...

People in the Star Wars universe only stay dead when the merchandising opportunities deem it so. Apparently, sales of purple kyber crystals have stalled at Disney's Galaxies Edge or something, and so one of Star Wars' biggest chumps is rumored to ...

 2022-06-29 20:28 

Fark

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years for luring kids for sex. I believe he can fry [Followup]...

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 2022-06-29 20:26 

reddit

1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found, family seeks arrest...
 2022-06-29 20:25 

reddit

Government designates US group Proud Boys, The Base as terrorist organisations...
 2022-06-29 20:10 

Slashdot

A Pro-China Online Influence Campaign is Targeting the Rare-Earths Industry...

Disinformation operatives seek to undermine firms in the Western world as China fights to maintain near-monopoly power. From a report: An online influence campaign carried out by a group that promotes China's political interests is targeting Western c...

 2022-06-29 20:05 

reddit

The FTC sues Walmart for failing to block scammers' money transfers...
 2022-06-29 20:01 

Fark

Photoshop Challenge: Create a skateboard deck graphic (link goes to blank template) (PDF) [Photoshop]...

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 2022-06-29 19:57 

Boing Boing

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years...

Robert Sylvester Kelly, the R&B icon and celebrity pedophile who married his own underage proteg and was filmed urinating on a 13-year-old girl , was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment today. Kelly was convicted of sex trafficking in 2021 , ending years o...

 2022-06-29 19:50 

Fark

I have the weirdest bon...wait, *border*, sorry [Interesting]...

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 2022-06-29 19:44 

reddit

Texas teacher sexually assaulted three girls. They reported it. The school threatened to expel the girls. Teacher dies by what may have been a self inflicted gunshot wound....
 2022-06-29 19:38 

Slashdot

Firefox Can Now Automatically Remove Tracking From URLs...

Mozilla's latest Firefox browser release has a new feature that prevents sites like Facebook from tracking you across websites. Called Query Parameter Stripping, it automatically removes strings of characters added to the end of an URL. Read more of t...

 2022-06-29 19:35 

Fark

Candygram [Creepy]...

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 2022-06-29 19:34 

Boing Boing

Defunct blogging platforms....

Defunct blogging platforms collects places where one could once post, but can post no more. Curator Wesley Aptekar-Cassels posted an accompanying essay, How Websites Die. I think a lot about the lifecycle of websites. I'm frustrated by so much of the ...

 2022-06-29 19:32 

reddit

Search warrant: Ohio National Guard soldier charged with threats sold 'ghost guns'...
 2022-06-29 19:11 

reddit

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison in sex trafficking case after decades of preying on children and young women...
 2022-06-29 19:05 

Boing Boing

Watch: "To each one's own" takes on a whole new meaning when talking to MAGA folk...

The English language flips on its head once you step inside MAGAland. For instance, the MAGA definition of "freedoms" is forbidding everyone's rights to choose who they marry, what they smoke, how they identify, what they read, what they can d...

 2022-06-29 19:05 

Fark

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower closed for truth in advertising [Ironic]...

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 2022-06-29 18:50 

Fark

You might think living across the street from a Fire Station is a big pain in the ass with the sirens all night, and dalmatians, and drills even when there's no emergency, but not when your house ...

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 2022-06-29 18:42 

Boing Boing

Verily, Medieval Times doth unionize...

The Huffington Post reports that the knights, squires, players, and stablehands at the Medieval Times restaurant in Lyndhurst, New Jersey will be holding a vote to unionize on July 15, 2022. In addition to wage improvements — most of the eligible Me...

 2022-06-29 18:42 

Slashdot

Apple Promises 'White Glove Experiences' For Its Most Helpful Community Members...

Apple is rewarding the most active and helpful members of its support forums with its new Community Plus program. The invite-only program gives these "high-level" Support Community members access to exclusive perks and experiences. From a report: ...

 2022-06-29 18:40 

Boing Boing

The trailer for Hocus Pocus 2 is here...

It's always interesting to see which films will ascend into the pantheon of cult classics. In the 90s, Disney had a penchant for cranking out gothic family films that have since become favorites. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas used st...

 2022-06-29 18:30 

reddit

Kansas City area health system stops providing Plan B in Missouri because of abortion ban...
 2022-06-29 18:24 

Boing Boing

Cops are harassing the Uvalde mom who pulled her kids out of school during massacre, says her lawyer...

The mom who ran into an Uvalde elementary school during a mass shooting to rescue her children when the police refused to go in says cops are now harassing her. Mark Di Carlo, the attorney representing Angeli Rose Gomez, said Uvalde police have targeted h...

 2022-06-29 18:20 

Fark

The last World War II Medal of Honor recipient has died. R.I.P. Woody Williams [Sad]...

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 2022-06-29 18:16 

reddit

Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, died Wednesday....
 2022-06-29 18:12 

reddit

Outrage after man accused of killing Chinese food delivery worker released on bail...
 2022-06-29 18:05 

Fark

So howcome Donald Duck gets away with this all the time? [Creepy]...

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 2022-06-29 18:05 

Slashdot

Gmail's Redesigned Interface, Featuring Chat and Meet, Now the New Default...

Gmail is now rolling out a new user interface that will show Chat and Meet sections on the side pane by default. From a report: Google introduced this new integrated view earlier this year through opt-in options, so you had to manually enable Chat and Mee...

 2022-06-29 17:58 

reddit

NATO declares Russia its 'most direct threat,' offers Finland, Sweden membership....
 2022-06-29 17:56 

reddit

109 live animals found in women's luggage in huge airport wildlife trafficking bust...

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