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 2022-05-26 17:56 

Boing Boing

Oishii strawberries, formerly $50 for 8, are now just $6 for 3...

Fast Company calls New York's Oishii strawberries " the Tesla of strawberries ." The Japanese variety Omakase berries, which are grown on vertical farms, sold for $50 for a tray of 8. But Oishii recently slashed prices after building a 74,000 ...

 2022-05-26 17:48 

Boing Boing

What it's like to have aphantasia, the inability to create mental pictures...

People with aphantasia can't form mental images. Sydney Dahl was born with the condition, and in this essay , she describes what it's like. If I was an art student it may be a problem. But I think it still does affect me, I've just adapted to ...

 2022-05-26 17:44 

Boing Boing

REM's "Bad Day" demo from 1986 which eventually became "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"...

In the 1980s, REM's Michael Stipe wrote the song above, a deconstruction of mass media and takedown of Ronald Reagan. The band made a demo of the track and originally planned to record it for Life's Rich Pageant (1986), but it didn't end up ma...

 2022-05-26 17:38 

Fark

Being stuck on a rollercoaster can be an unpleasant experience but it is so much worse when you add in a massive storm [Fail]...

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 2022-05-26 17:36 

Fark

Turns out the police in Uvalde DID go into the school during the shooting. Unfortunately, there's just one small catch [Followup]...

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 2022-05-26 17:35 

Slashdot

In Private, Vulnerable Senate Dems Back Off Tech Bill...

A bipartisan legislative effort to rein in the nation's largest tech companies is facing fresh resistance from a faction of Senate Democrats over complaints the measure could threaten their chances of holding their slim majority, 10 people familiar wi...

 2022-05-26 17:27 

Boing Boing

New book about the album cover art of Sun Ra's Saturn label...

Coming this fall: a new 2 40-page book about the incredible album cover art of Sun Ra's Saturn Label . It's edited by Irwin Chusid and Chris Reisman, and published by Fantagraphics. Drawn from private collections around the world, this is the firs...

 2022-05-26 17:26 

Boing Boing

Thief seeks witch doctor's assistance after TV set he swiped got stuck on his head...

Weird drama ensued in Kakamega, Kenya after thieves allegedly robbed someone of money and a TV set, leading the victim to seek aid from a "witch doctor." Shortly after the magical intervention, one of the thieves returned with the stolen TV appare...

 2022-05-26 17:25 

reddit

The next U.S. abortion battle is over pills, and it's already begun...
 2022-05-26 17:25 

reddit

Police face questions over response to Uvalde school shooting...
 2022-05-26 17:22 

reddit

'Never going to happen': Ukraine blasts trading land for peace...
 2022-05-26 17:20 

Boing Boing

Ray Liotta, 1954—2022...

Ray Liotta, star of movie classic ranging from Wild Hogs to In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale , is dead at 67 . Deadline reports that he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting his latest movie. — Read the rest...

 2022-05-26 17:20 

Fark

Great news: Germany to send antiaircraft tanks to Ukraine. Not so great news: the ammunition for them is in short supply so delivery will not be until July. Good thing they're not required immedia...

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 2022-05-26 17:16 

reddit

Trump loses an appeal and must testify in New York's civil investigation...
 2022-05-26 17:14 

reddit

CDC identifies 9 monkeypox cases in 7 states...
 2022-05-26 17:12 

Fark

Abbott: Cops "showed amazing courage by running towards gunfire for the singular purpose of trying to save lives." AP News: Police waited outside the school for at least 40 minutes while paren...

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 2022-05-26 17:10 

Boing Boing

Play Bad Writer, "the most depressingly realistic writer's life simulation I ever experienced"...

Hello! My name is Emily and I just lost my job. So I decided to chase my dream and try to make it as a writer. I have the support of my wife Cleo, and enough savings for a month. After that, we'll see what happens. — Read the rest...

 2022-05-26 17:00 

Boing Boing

Exclusive Interview: "My Little Pony: Make Your Mark" star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan...

Anyone peripherally acquainted with the My Little Pony franchise knows that the series focuses on girl power and individuality. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the Canadian star of Netflix's upcoming My Little Pony: Make Your Mark , evokes both with assurance ...

 2022-05-26 16:58 

Boing Boing

Switch your search engine for your efficiency, for the health of the web, and for the planet...

Make the choice to upgrade from Google. There are many good reasons to do so, and few downsides. Do it for your efficiency, for the health of the web and for the planet too. First, a quick clarification because this is confusing to many people: The thing ...

 2022-05-26 16:51 

reddit

Lawsuit says a 13-year-old's hands were up when Chicago police shot him : NPR...
 2022-05-26 16:50 

Fark

12 Monkeypox cases in the Netherlands, some of which were contracted at a leather and fetish festival in Belgium where at least 12 monkeys were spanked [Sick]...

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 2022-05-26 16:41 

Slashdot

Microsoft To Slow Hiring in Windows, Office, Teams Groups...

Microsoft will slow hiring in its Windows, Office and Teams chat and conferencing software groups, citing a need to realign staffing priorities as it approaches a new fiscal year in a time of global economic uncertainty. From a report: All new hires must ...

 2022-05-26 16:32 

Boing Boing

Watch The Deep End, a documentary about cultish spiritual guru Teal Swan...

A new cult docuseries dropped its first (of four) episodes last week on Freeform and Hulu. The Deep End is directed by John Kasbe, and produced by Bits Sola and The Documentary Group's Tom Yellin and Gabrielle Tenenbaum . The series focuses on spiritu...

 2022-05-26 16:30 

Fark

Today's 2-hour serving of '80s alt/post-punk/new wave includes music from Fad Gadget, The Waitresses, The Call, Midge Ure, and more. Hear what commercial radio doesn't sound like on pastFO...

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 2022-05-26 16:23 

Boing Boing

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Passengers on a Carnival cruise were treated to a sideshow this morning when their ship caught on fire. Spectators caught footage (videos below) of the cruise ship — docked in Grand Turk — blasting orange flames and black smoke into the sky. &...

 2022-05-26 16:17 

reddit

'Goodfellas' Star Ray Liotta Dies at 67...
 2022-05-26 16:15 

Fark

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to die on a movie set [Sad]...

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 2022-05-26 16:12 

Boing Boing

Who or what is your confidence-boosting alter ego?...

It's called the Batman Effect —distancing yourself from yourself to prevail at challenges such as speaking, singing, performing, beating up muggers, etc. It's both obvious given wisdom—who hasn't noticed that rock stars adopt alter...

 2022-05-26 16:10 

reddit

'Goodfellas' Star Ray Liotta Dies at 67...
 2022-05-26 16:06 

Fark

Lake Mead water levels so low you can see Michael Richards' career [Scary]...

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 2022-05-26 16:04 

Boing Boing

Ted Cruz forgot to repost his machine gun bacon video, so we'll do it for him...

I wonder if Ted Cruz is too busy " fervently lifting up in prayer " to make his machine gun bacon. In this 2015 video, the beloved Texas senator shows how to wrap bacon around the barrel of an assault rifle and fire rounds until the barrel heats u...

 2022-05-26 16:02 

Slashdot

Tim Sweeney Casts Doubt on Metaverse's Use for Work, Saying Stripping Entertainment Aspect Leaves You With 'Super Creepy Version of AOL Chat Rooms'...

In an interview with the FT, Epic chief executive Tim Sweeney spoke about the metaverse and expressed his concerns that tech giants Apple and Google could "unfairly" extend their "stranglehold4; on smartphone platforms to "dominate all ...

 2022-05-26 15:43 

Boing Boing

Coinbase wants to decentralize employees grading each other on the Blockchain...

From The Information : Some employees at [cryptocurrency trading firm Coinbase] have been using a real-time evaluation app invented by Bridgewater Associates, the well-known hedge fund founded by Ray Dalio, which helped enforce a culture of "radical t...

 2022-05-26 15:42 

Fark

We interrupt this special annual bulletin on Memorial Day travel gridlock to bring you higher gas prices. And apparently more gridlock [PSA]...

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 2022-05-26 15:37 

Boing Boing

When Donald Trump speaks at the NRA tomorrow, lo and behold, guns will suddenly be banned...

Even after Tuesday's mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that killed 21 people including 19 children, the NRA is hosting its annual shindig tomorrow in Houston. The show must go on! And what better place than in an open carry state. — Rea...

 2022-05-26 15:37 

Boing Boing

Colbert offers a real solution to our school shooting crisis: fewer guns...

While Texas GOP morons offer us heavy blankets and armed teachers, Colbert reminds us that laws restricting gun ownership could actually solve the problem. Why can elected officials not see this simple logic? It is sad that the American identity is so tie...

 2022-05-26 15:35 

Fark

World's largest bottle of whiskey which holds enough to fill 444 standard bottles sold for 1.3m at auction to an anonymous buyer which reminds me, has anyone seen Drew lately? [Interesting]...

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 2022-05-26 15:22 

Slashdot

JPMorgan Finds New Use for Blockchain in Trading and Lending...

JPMorgan Chase is using blockchain for collateral settlements, the latest Wall Street experimentation with the technology in the trading of traditional financial assets. From a report: The bank's first such transaction came on May 20, when two of its ...

 2022-05-26 15:20 

Fark

46 insane things that only exist in Seattle. Come for the cream cheese on hot dogs, stay for the annual naked bike ride. Article to the left, frenzied argument to the right [Amusing]...

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 2022-05-26 15:08 

Fark

Let's give a big hand to the doctors who gave this Scots dad who received the 'world's first' double hand transplant for his new lease of life. No, OK how about a fresh two-handed clap...

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 2022-05-26 15:00 

Boing Boing

The OMNIA Q5 5-in-1 Wireless Charging Station will make sure you never run out of juice...

Getting your act together now that the sun is shining and you have better things to do with your time is hard, especially when you need to focus. Then, as everything turns into busy work and you're just trying to make it through the day so you can enj...

 2022-05-26 14:58 

reddit

Michigan colleges experience nation's worst spring enrollment dive, new report shows...
 2022-05-26 14:50 

Fark

There's Fark-ready headlines and then there's this headline [Florida]...

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 2022-05-26 14:49 

Slashdot

Senate Report Finds Government is Unprepared To Stop Ransomware Attacks...

In the past few years, ransomware attacks have crippled schools, hospitals, city governments, and pipelines. Yet, despite the heavy toll such incidents have on both the public and private sectors, government officials have only a limited understanding of ...

 2022-05-26 14:35 

Fark

Study finds men act differently around women with erect nipples. Who are we to argue with science? [Giggity]...

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 2022-05-26 14:30 

reddit

Sky News: Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men, CPS says...
 2022-05-26 14:20 

Fark

Our annual hurricane forecast is out ... and we are SO screwed [Scary]...

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 2022-05-26 14:15 

Boing Boing

Check out Kendrick Lamar cooling in Africa...

Although the genre may have seemingly lost sight of the concept, rap is all about "keeping it real." The origin of Hip-hop revolved around self-expression and an authentic form of it at that. Even though the corporate forces tried to invade rap fo...

 2022-05-26 14:04 

reddit

Minneapolis renames intersection to honor George Floyd...
 2022-05-26 14:04 

Fark

Man turns up at hospital A&E with short-term memory loss as he valiantly attempts to blot the memory of sex in the afternoon with his wife from his mind. Giggity tag has forgotten what it does so Scar...

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