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 2021-10-24 18:16 

reddit

Rep. Jim Banks suspended from Twitter for misgendering trans government official Dr. Rachel Levine...
 2021-10-24 17:58 

Boing Boing

Researchers find a link between trauma and Tetris...

Maybe now is finally the time for the Tetris-only operating system . Swedish researchers have evidence to show that Tetris prevents the psychological effects of trauma. In a study, the group that played 20 minutes of Tetris had 62 percent fewer intrusive ...

 2021-10-24 17:55 

Boing Boing

Watch a horrifying Halloween Safety PSA from 1977...

From the Internet Archive : This 11-minute, color film is designed to acquaint primary through intermediate students with Halloween safety. The film presents a little girl who has an unsafe costume. In a flashback, the changes that can be made to make her...

 2021-10-24 17:45 

Boing Boing

Here's a bunch of a pictures of Nicolas Cage as various historical philosophers...

This is art. a short thread of Nicolas Cage as various philosophers 1. Spinoza pic.twitter.com/jsWv3149ko — Hane and Suffering (@HaneMaung) October 20, 2021 3. Kierkegaard pic.twitter.com/nEupT7wtQb — Hane and Suffering (@HaneMaung) October 20...

 2021-10-24 17:42 

reddit

A record amount of Americans are quitting their jobs due to pandemic burnout...
 2021-10-24 17:36 

Fark

Yeah, like that is really going to stop forest fires [Unlikely]...

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 2021-10-24 17:34 

Slashdot

Why The FBI Held Back a Ransomware Decryption Key for 19 Days...

America's Federal Bureau of Investigation "refrained for almost three weeks from helping to unlock the computers of hundreds of businesses and institutions hobbled by a major ransomware attack this summer," reports the Washington Post, "ev...

 2021-10-24 17:00 

Boing Boing

Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi dies at 87...

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi—polymath, psychologist, academic—passed away at age 87. Internationally acknowledged for his pioneering contributions to the understanding of happiness, creativity, and human fulfillment, he received the highest accolad...

 2021-10-24 16:58 

reddit

'I want accountability': Kobe Bryant's widow reveals grief, harassment following helicopter crash...
 2021-10-24 16:49 

reddit

China is removing domes from mosques as part of a push to make them more 'Chinese'...
 2021-10-24 16:36 

Fark

Suddenly, Drew cares about the supply chain issues, and elementary school teachers are terrified to face Monday morning [Scary]...

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 2021-10-24 16:34 

Slashdot

Trump's Truth App Bans Criticism of Itself - and Also 'Excessive Use of Capital Letters'...

Time magazine spotted three things in the terms of service for former U.S. president Trump's "Truth Social" site:- Despite advertising itself as a platform that will "give a voice to all," according to a press release, TRUTH Social'...

 2021-10-24 16:27 

reddit

A nurse created a baby registry for a new father after his unvaccinated wife died of Covid-19 before meeting their baby...
 2021-10-24 15:36 

reddit

Woman injured after man drives into anti-vaccination mandate protest...
 2021-10-24 15:34 

Slashdot

Traffic-Redirecting Rootkit Somehow Got a Microsoft-issued Digital Signature...

Cybersecurity researchers at Bitdefender say cyber criminals have been using a rootkit named FiveSys "that somehow made its way through the driver certification process to be digitally signed by Microsoft," reports ZDNet:The valid signature enable...

 2021-10-24 15:30 

reddit

Police: Woman killed in standoff feared harm from police...
 2021-10-24 15:27 

Boing Boing

The Evil One by Roky Erickson is my favorite album to listen to in October...

The Evil One is the legendary Roky Erickson's solo debut album from 1981. Erickson made the album over a two year period after he left the psychedelic rock band, the Thirteenth Floor Elevators , due to his mental health struggles. The album features a...

 2021-10-24 15:14 

Fark

Look, CNN, it's simple: he killed her then killed himself. End of story. Let it go. Seriously, just let it go. Don't you have a plane crash or something to go cover now? [Followup]...

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 2021-10-24 14:51 

reddit

Sheep replace cars as they cross Madrid en route to winter pastures...
 2021-10-24 14:44 

reddit

Africa tries to end vaccine inequity by replicating its own...
 2021-10-24 14:36 

Fark

According to TikTok, skinny jeans are out and mom jeans are back. The ladies at SNL will be so happy to know this [Spiffy]...

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 2021-10-24 14:34 

Slashdot

'Best Open Source Software of 2021' Identified by InfoWorld Listicle...

"Money may not grow on trees," argues InfoWorld, "but it does grow in GitHub repos." (as well as other open-source code-hosting sites). "Open source projects produce the most valuable and sophisticated software on the planet, free for ...

 2021-10-24 14:33 

reddit

Senate directs NASA to choose another company to build a lunar lander: report...
 2021-10-24 14:24 

Fark

The good news is that relief from California's current drought is on the way. The bad news is that it's in the form of an "atmospheric river" that will unleash "bomb cyclones" ...

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 2021-10-24 14:12 

Boing Boing

"Enchanted Strings," Bob Baker Marionette Theater's new book...

L.A.'s Bob Baker Marionette Theater has a new book, Enchanted Strings , and that warms my heart. Hardcover available for pre-order now ($40). You've asked, you've wished, and now we've written "Enchanted Strings," a spectacular, co...

 2021-10-24 14:06 

reddit

German police halt armed far-right vigilantes on Polish border | Germany...
 2021-10-24 13:55 

reddit

Israel set to OK 3,000 West Bank settler homes this week...
 2021-10-24 13:47 

Boing Boing

Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra's dropping a "financial record"...

I really get a kick out of Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra , a conceptual band out of San Diego with a robot lead singer. So when the band's human, Professor B. Miller, asked me to write the liner notes for their latest laser-etched LP, Balance a Checkboo...

 2021-10-24 13:45 

Boing Boing

These facts about dunes will blow you away...

The new Dune movie looks pretty cool, but it's hard to beat plain old sand dunes. The ever-changing landform is comprised of tiny particles of all sorts of things—quartz, gypsum, coral, even war shrapnel ! The term "sand" refers to parti...

 2021-10-24 13:45 

Boing Boing

Read this powerful comic about witches and transphobia inspired by the Mountain Goats...

"Heretic Pride" is the third track of the Mountain Goat's 2008 album of the same name — both of which allegedly take their name from the lyrics of the song "Black Deluge Night" by Norwegian black metal band Aura Noir: Soaring dem...

 2021-10-24 13:45 

Fark

Gunman from Santa Fe rampage dies after O.D.'ing in jail. Twice. On fentanyl & crystal. Hidden in 2 different body cavities [Strange]...

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 2021-10-24 13:44 

Boing Boing

'Tasty Human' flavored cat treats...

These human-flavored cat treats exist but only for Halloweentime. The premise: This Halloween, the scariest thing just might be your cat! It's been proven that cats share DNA with lions and tigers... oh my! If they were bigger and got a chance, they j...

 2021-10-24 13:34 

reddit

NIH says grantee failed to report experiment in Wuhan that created a bat virus that made mice sicker | Science...
 2021-10-24 13:30 

Fark

"This is your captain speaking... Who had the White Castle's before the flight?" [Scary]...

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 2021-10-24 13:08 

reddit

911 operator hung up on Spanish-speaking caller in deadly Lehigh Valley fire, lawsuit alleges...
 2021-10-24 13:00 

Fark

Photoshop these doppelgngers [Photoshop]...

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 2021-10-24 13:00 

Boing Boing

These vacuums and mops will have your floors shining like the day they were installed...

Cleaning isn't fun. Sure, some people say it's therapeutic, but in a perfect world where everything is clean all the time, and we're willing to bet no one would lift a finger to make sure things are spotless in during "me time". &mdash...

 2021-10-24 13:00 

Fark

CSB Sunday Morning: Strange and unusual relatives [CSB]...

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 2021-10-24 12:52 

reddit

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in America...
 2021-10-24 12:44 

reddit

75 years ago today (Oct 24th, 1946), a Nazi rocket took the very first photo of Earth from space...
 2021-10-24 12:39 

Boing Boing

Man used $57k of Covid relief loan to buy one Pokemon card...

It's an investment, your honor! The Macon Telegraph : A man in Georgia used more than two-thirds of his COVID-19 relief loan to pay for a Pokemon card, according to federal prosecutors. Vinath Oudomsine was charged by criminal information on Tuesday w...

 2021-10-24 12:34 

reddit

Colombia's most wanted drug lord Otoniel captured...
 2021-10-24 12:31 

reddit

Across Africa, major churches strongly oppose LGBTQ rights...
 2021-10-24 12:29 

Boing Boing

A new, never-before-seen document from the Snowden archives was just published...

Before he wrote the best-selling book Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump , journalist Spencer Ackerman was part of the Pulitzer-winning team at The Guardian who first reported on the trove of national security docume...

 2021-10-24 12:29 

Boing Boing

Masterful and Fun plein air painting demos...

My wife and I both to love to watch artist James Gurney's fantastic plein air demos. (He's the guy who did those great "Dinotopia" books!) We think he's a really talented painter and also a terrific video blogger. He chooses lots of di...

 2021-10-24 12:28 

Boing Boing

A fascinating in-depth analysis of the Muslim-ness of Dune...

Last fall, I shared a fantastic piece by Haris Durrani, an author and JD/PhD candidate at Columbia Law School and Princeton University, examining the "white savior" complex of the Dune universe, based on actual interviews with Frank Herbert shortl...

 2021-10-24 12:28 

Boing Boing

Home Depot's viral 12-foot skeleton really IS enormous...

I finally got to see one of those 12-feet-tall skeletons from Home Depot that went viral last year in the wild. It was my teen who first spotted it and then made me walk halfway across the island to see it. — Read the rest...

 2021-10-24 12:27 

Boing Boing

Fridge sends annoyed email to owner...

Extremely online kitchens might include devices like a smart egg tray , a smart water pitcher , and even a smart fork that vibrates when you're eating too fast. The IoT may offer convenience, but sometimes it gets a little too much in your business. &...

 2021-10-24 12:21 

Boing Boing

Christiane F. is a great German film from 1981 about Vera Christiane Felscherinow...

Christiane F. (1981) is a film directed by Uli Edel about Vera Christiane Felscherinow 's struggles with Heroin use as a young teenager. Although this is one of the most grim films I've seen, as it's about a 13 year old girl whose life quickly...

 2021-10-24 12:14 

reddit

NZ police answer 4-year-old's call, confirm toys are cool...

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