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 2019-02-20 07:32 

Fark

That'll buff right out [Scary]...

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 2019-02-20 07:00 

Slashdot

Neuroscientists Say They've Found An Entirely New Form of Neural Communication...

Scientists think they've identified a previously unknown form of neural communication that self-propagates across brain tissue, and can leap wirelessly from neurons in one section of brain tissue to another -- even if they've been surgically sever...

 2019-02-20 06:54 

Boing Boing

FDA: infusing young people's blood will not improve your health...

The FDA has issued a warning advising Americans not to engage in the practice of infusing plasma taken from young people's blood, a "treatment" promoted to treat "normal aging and memory loss... dementia, multiple sclerosis, heart disease ...

 2019-02-20 06:45 

Boing Boing

Owner of civil war reenactment business sues school district that canceled field trips after his far-right social media came to light...

Riley's Farm is a staple of Los Angeles overnight school trips (my daughter visited last year with her elementary school); it's an apple farm with a pick-your-own apples sideline that branched out into civil war re-enactments, with some students s...

 2019-02-20 06:37 

reddit

Teenager who joined IS group in Syria to lose UK citizenship...
 2019-02-20 06:26 

Boing Boing

Florida inmates sue prisons for digitally confiscating the music they were sold...

Last August, Florida's prison system announced that it was switching digital music providers and would be wiping out the $11.2 million worth of music that it had sold inmates -- music they'd paid for at $1.70/track, nearly double the going rate fo...

 2019-02-20 06:20 

Fark

Ocean waves are getting stronger... and Leon's getting laaaaarger [Interesting]...

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 2019-02-20 05:10 

Fark

Officials say if you live on a sailboat that's heated with a wood fire, you should probably shell out the $35 for a smoke detector [PSA]...

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 2019-02-20 04:42 

Fark

Bloke pays 80 for tattoo by artist with "20 years experience", gets child-like 'piece of s***' tattoo with failure written all over it (possible nsfw content on page) [Fail]...

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 2019-02-20 04:11 

reddit

Covington High student's legal team sues Washington Post...
 2019-02-20 03:50 

Fark

There's Turkish prisons, Russian prisons, and then there's Georgia prisons [Scary]...

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 2019-02-20 03:30 

Slashdot

FDA Warns Against Using Young Blood As Medical Treatment...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday against using plasma infusions from young blood donors to ward off the effects of normal aging as well as other more serious conditions. Plasma, the liquid ...

 2019-02-20 03:06 

Fark

Turns out that Big Mac will give you a heart attack a lot sooner than you think [Scary]...

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 2019-02-20 03:04 

reddit

Australian scientists have universal flu vaccine in their sights following breakthrough...
 2019-02-20 02:50 

Fark

You know dental care is expensive when you have to serve as a drug mule for the dentist in exchange for getting your tooth fixed without insurance. Wait, what? [Asinine]...

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 2019-02-20 02:50 

Slashdot

Qualcomm's Snapdragon X55 Modem Is the 4G/5G Solution We've Been Waiting For...

Qualcomm has unveiled its latest 5G modem, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55. The chip is the company's second-generation 5G modem and successor to the Snapdragon X50 that was announced back in 2017. "Headline features of this new chip include multi-mod...

 2019-02-20 02:26 

reddit

North Carolina poll workers admit improperly running early results...
 2019-02-20 02:10 

Slashdot

China Has Abandoned a Cybersecurity Truce With the US, Report Says...

Cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike says China has largely abandoned a hacking truce negotiated by Barack Obama as President Trump embarked on a trade war with Beijing last year. "A slowdown in Chinese hacking following the cybersecurity agreement Obama...

 2019-02-20 01:46 

reddit

Virgin Atlantic Flight Reaches 801 MPH as Furious Jet Stream Propels Faster Than Sound Barrier...
 2019-02-20 01:30 

Slashdot

'Samsung's One UI Is the Best Software It's Ever Put On a Smartphone'...

In preparation for the Galaxy S10 launch event tomorrow, The Verge's Dieter Bohn writes about the new "One UI" software that will run on these new phones. After testing the software on a Galaxy S9 for the past week, Bohn says he really likes i...

 2019-02-20 01:00 

Fark

Theme: What really happens to missing socks [Photoshop]...

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 2019-02-20 00:50 

Fark

Emojis are about to hit Australian license plates. Cr1k3y :-) [Amusing]...

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 2019-02-20 00:50 

Slashdot

How Streaming Music Could Be Harming the Planet...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Current digital technology gives us flawless music quality without physical deterioration. Music is easy to copy and upload, and can be streamed online without downloading. Since our digital music is less ...

 2019-02-20 00:21 

reddit

Mississippi man died after beating by sheriff's officers, lawsuit says...
 2019-02-20 00:14 

Boing Boing

Girl Scout puts shirtless 'Aquaman' hunk on cookie box and sales soar...

With the help of her mom, a Girl Scout in Colorado has turned Samoas into "Momoas." Cookie sales have skyrocketed for fifth-grader (and "Top Cookie CEO") Charlotte Holmberg of Highlands Ranch since she and her mom started gluing a shirtles...

 2019-02-20 00:10 

Slashdot

Grand Canyon Visitors May Have Been Exposed To Radiation For Years...

joeflies writes: Park safety manager Elston Stephenson provides details about buckets of uranium that exposed visitors to radiation, and the subsequent cover up. The radiation was detected by a teenager that brought a Geiger counter to the building, and w...

 2019-02-20 00:08 

Boing Boing

#Grombre thoughts...

I recently stumbled on the #grombre hashtag on Instagram, and ended up making the decision to grow out my white/grey/gray/silver/whatever? roots, myself. "My hair [has] been going gray since I was 32 and I just realized that having this kind of natura...

 2019-02-19 23:52 

Boing Boing

How to become a spaceship pilot...

How do you become a spaceship pilot? First, practice flapping your wings very hard. Or watch this Virgin Galactic video, and learn how these people became exactly that, and on "what inspires our spaceship pilots to do what they do." Read the rest...

 2019-02-19 23:50 

Fark

Mall cancels indoor dog walking after discovering why people walk their dogs outside [Obvious]...

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 2019-02-19 23:47 

reddit

U.S. seeks return of $2.5 billion California high-speed rail funds...
 2019-02-19 23:46 

reddit

Nick Sandmann's lawyers file $250 million lawsuit against Washington Post...
 2019-02-19 23:39 

reddit

House investigates 'White House plan' to share nuclear technology with Saudis...
 2019-02-19 23:30 

Slashdot

Hollywood Tries To Cripple Several Alleged Pirate TV Services In One Lawsuit...

The major Hollywood movie studios last week filed a copyright infringement suit against Omniverse One World Television Inc., which provides streaming video to several online TV services. Omniverse claims to have legal rights to the content, but the studio...

 2019-02-19 23:22 

reddit

Petition aims to reduce national debt by selling Montana to Canada...
 2019-02-19 23:20 

Fark

"Southern Baptist president says database of sexual abusers possible." Well, sure... everybody needs a resume file [Sick]...

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 2019-02-19 23:17 

reddit

California rapper killed in car was shot by police about 25 times, lawyer says...
 2019-02-19 23:17 

Boing Boing

#JoinJuliana: Kids suing U.S. government over climate change need your help...

'They said we could never win. And then we started winning.' — Young people around the U.S. are taking legal action in the fight against climate change. #JoinJuliana...

 2019-02-19 23:06 

reddit

Teen builds working nuclear fusion reactor in Memphis home...
 2019-02-19 23:05 

Fark

The late Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette has two maids, a bodyguard, a chef, earned $3 million from cosmetics and fashion lines, and may inherit part of his $200 million fortune. But subby found a ...

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 2019-02-19 22:58 

Boing Boing

Here is a thing you can do to help eligible voters vote in 2020...

Help a disadvantaged fellow American obtain an ID to get a job, a safe place to live, and so they can vote....

 2019-02-19 22:50 

Slashdot

The US Cannot Crush Us, Says Huawei Founder...

The founder of Huawei has said there is "no way the US can crush" the company, in an interview with the BBC. From the report: Ren Zhengfei, founder and president of Huawei, described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company's chief...

 2019-02-19 22:46 

Fark

Speeding dumbass learns why you are supposed to give snowplows a lot of space on the highway [Dumbass]...

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 2019-02-19 22:27 

reddit

Mexican citizen caught trying to ship 906 pounds of meth, frozen strawberries at border...
 2019-02-19 22:20 

Fark

Yellowstone's gonna blow, but not gonna blow for millions of years, but it's imminent that we're all gonna die like maybe next Thursday, but probably not, quite, yet, but yeah, America'...

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 2019-02-19 22:10 

Slashdot

House Opens Inquiry Into Proposed US Nuclear Venture In Saudi Arabia...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: President Trump's former national security adviser and other White House officials pushed a venture to bring nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia over repeated legal and ethical warnings tha...

 2019-02-19 22:05 

Fark

British crow asks passersby "Y'alright, love?" in hearty Yorkshire accent. This bloke really loves 'is birds [Giggity]...

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 2019-02-19 21:44 

Fark

Little Caesar's employee types 'gay' instead of customer's name on receipt, because if anyone knows gay, it's a little Roman pizza man [Asinine]...

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 2019-02-19 21:38 

reddit

Man punches his lawyer in the face after being sentenced to 45 years in prison | cleveland.com...
 2019-02-19 21:30 

Slashdot

Linux Subsystem Files To Become Accessible via Windows File Explorer...

One of Windows Subsystem for Linux's more annoying tricks is it's hard to get at your Linux files from Windows. From a report: Oh, you can do it, but you take a real chance of ruining the files. To quote Microsoft, "DO NOT, under ANY circumsta...

 2019-02-19 21:22 

Fark

Man dies in portable toilet fire at Baltimore Ravens stadium in a 100-way metaphor collision [Sad]...

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