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 2020-01-21 00:15 

Boing Boing

Score of 2TB of cloud storage plus organization for just $49...

From OneDrive to Slack, there are numerous ways to store files online. Because many platforms offer a certain amount of free storage, it makes sense to mix and match. However, spreading your files across multiple apps can make things very confusing. Rethi...

 2020-01-21 00:10 

Slashdot

Huge PS5 Leak Spills a Bunch of Info On Sony's Reveal Event...

A PS5 leak posted on 4Chan, which was later reposted on Reddit, spills a bunch of information on the PlayStation 5 reveal event which is expected to take place in February. According to the leak, the PS5 will be unveiled on February 5 at a PlayStation Mee...

 2020-01-21 00:05 

Fark

He took my heart away [Creepy]...

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 2020-01-20 23:49 

Fark

Cue the Benny Hill theme song [Amusing]...

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 2020-01-20 23:30 

Slashdot

Instagram Drops IGTV Button Because Nobody Was Using It...

Instagram is removing the annoying orange IGTV button from its homepage because hardly anyone was using it. "As we've continued to work on making it easier for people to create and discover IGTV content, we've learned that most people are find...

 2020-01-20 23:05 

Fark

When the elephant in the room is an actual elephant [Amusing]...

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 2020-01-20 22:55 

Fark

It's winter in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There's not a whole lot to do [Amusing]...

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 2020-01-20 22:50 

Slashdot

Feds Seize WeLeakInfo.com For Selling Access To Stolen Data...

JustAnotherOldGuy shares a report from PC Magazine: The FBI has shut down a website that offered hackers easy access to 12 billion records stolen in thousands of data breaches. On Thursday, the Justice Department announced it had seized the internet domai...

 2020-01-20 22:44 

reddit

Trivago misled consumers in favour of advertiser dollars, federal court finds...
 2020-01-20 22:44 

Slashdot

Hospitals Give Tech Giants Access To Detailed Medical Records...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Hospitals have granted Microsoft, IBM and Amazon the ability to access identifiable patient information under deals to crunch millions of health records, the latest examples of hospitals...

 2020-01-20 22:30 

Fark

The water park is closed due to freezing temperatures. The icicle out front should've told ya [Florida]...

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 2020-01-20 22:10 

Slashdot

Frontier, an ISP In 29 States, Plans To File For Bankruptcy...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Frontier Communications is planning to file for bankruptcy within two months, Bloomberg reported last week. The telco "is asking creditors to help craft a turnaround deal that includes filing for ...

 2020-01-20 22:05 

Fark

Non-profit restaurant to close after not making a profit? [Obvious]...

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 2020-01-20 22:03 

reddit

Suspected 'Pillowcase Rapist' who terrorized South Florida women in early 1980s arrested...
 2020-01-20 21:56 

Boing Boing

No US-France digital tax war for now, as Trump and Macron call a truce...

French president Emmanuel Macron and impeached but not yet removed U.S. President Donald Trump declare a truce in digital tax dispute, and digital services firms get to breathe a sigh of relief. On Monday, Macron said he and Trump had a "great discuss...

 2020-01-20 21:50 

Boing Boing

Facial recognition isn't just bad because it invades privacy: it's because privacy invasions fuel discrimination...

Bruce Schneier writes in the New York Times that banning facial recognition (as cities like San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Brookline and Somerville have done) is not enough: there are plenty of other ways to automatically recognize people (gait detect...

 2020-01-20 21:50 

Boing Boing

Elon Musk's Tesla denies claims of unintended acceleration in vehicles...

Petition demands recall of 500,000+ cars over alleged defect Electric car maker Tesla said on Monday there was no unintended acceleration in its vehicles, as petition signature-gatherers demanding a federal safety investigation have claimed. From Reuters ...

 2020-01-20 21:43 

Boing Boing

Bestiality was not socially acceptable in medieval Europe...

Sweary historian Eleanor Janega writes on her Going Medieval blog ( previously ) that there was never a time in medieval Europe when bestiality was socially acceptable, and brings the receipts in the form of eyewatering details on the punishments for havi...

 2020-01-20 21:41 

Boing Boing

China: Unsecured facial recognition database leaks, thousands of kids from 20 schools, half are majority Tibetan areas...

An unsecured facial recognition database that contained info on thousands of children from 20 schools in China, half of which are located in historically ethnic Tibetan areas, has been found online. This latest facial-recognition database leak raises new ...

 2020-01-20 21:38 

reddit

MDMA for PTSD granted Expanded Access by FDA, patient treatments begin...
 2020-01-20 21:35 

Fark

"An attempt to set a world record in Sri Lanka for the largest gathering of twins appears to have failed after too many turned up" [Ironic]...

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 2020-01-20 21:31 

Boing Boing

Frontier, a terrible company, is going bankrupt...

Frontier is the bottom-rung of the top-tier of US ISPs, serving customers in 29 states. Despite enjoying monopoly control over its customers' online lives, and despite massive government handouts and a lackadaisical approach to maintenance , and despi...

 2020-01-20 21:31 

Boing Boing

Moose traps man in shed, home surveillance camera got it on video...

An Alaska family's home surveillance camera recorded a most remarkable video of a moose trapping a man inside the family shed. Curtis Phelps was just trying to take the garbage out, when -- as this video from his Ring home surveillance camera demonstr...

 2020-01-20 21:30 

Slashdot

China Reports More Than 200 Infections With New Coronavirus From Wuhan...

The outbreak of a new virus that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan last month appears to be far from over. Today, Chinese health authorities reported that over 130 new pneumonia cases caused by the virus were identified over the weekend, bringing the tot...

 2020-01-20 21:20 

Boing Boing

Bee thief nabs 92 hives from California almond orchard...

Bees are big business. Almonds are in big demand as a cash crop in California, ever the more so as the almond milk trend grows. Growers use bees to pollinate the trees. The bees are already challenged enough as it is -- now there are bee stealing criminal...

 2020-01-20 21:20 

Fark

I loaned my daughter a Porsche from the impound lot. Was that wrong? [Awkward]...

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 2020-01-20 21:05 

Fark

ISIS is so obliterated they just chose a new leader [Scary]...

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 2020-01-20 21:04 

Fark

Shooting yourself in the leg in the school parking lot is not going to get you out of drop-off or pick-up duty in the future, dad [Dumbass]...

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 2020-01-20 21:00 

Fark

Photoshop this salt shaker [Photoshop]...

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 2020-01-20 20:54 

reddit

Puerto Rico protesters demand governor's resignation...
 2020-01-20 20:50 

Slashdot

People Can Be Identified By the Way They Dance...

Might it be possible that someday in the near future, an official might get you to dance around a bit, in order to confirm that you're really you? Perhaps not, but nonetheless, a recent study has determined that people's identities can be matched ...

 2020-01-20 20:35 

Fark

Only in New York City could two dead bodies be dumped in two house fires 5 minutes apart and the two somehow not be related [Scary]...

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 2020-01-20 20:29 

Boing Boing

Oregon's weed sales are 420% higher than state average along the Idaho border...

If you were in Idaho and wondering where to score some weed the answer is Oregon. KTVB7 : It's no hidden secret that Oregon is seeing higher marijuana sales in counties along their borders with Idaho, but a new report from the Oregon Office of Economi...

 2020-01-20 20:22 

reddit

Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'...
 2020-01-20 20:14 

Fark

Political gestures do not belong in sports, unless it's the NFL [Awkward]...

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 2020-01-20 20:10 

Slashdot

China To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws...

China, one of the world's biggest producers of plastic waste, is set to introduce a ban on all non-degradable plastic bags and single-use straws in major cities. From a report: As part of a plan to drastically reduce plastic pollution, China's gov...

 2020-01-20 20:00 

Boing Boing

Public Enemy's 'By The Time I Get To Arizona'...

Show'em what you got. Read the rest...

 2020-01-20 19:50 

Fark

On-Star foils car theft, with added "Huh, who knew?" mugshot goodness [Dumbass]...

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 2020-01-20 19:42 

Boing Boing

Watch 'The Wild Tchoupitoulas' live...

Never out of my rotation, I love The Wild Tchoupitoulas . This video also serves as a fantastic guide to fashion. Read the rest...

 2020-01-20 19:31 

Fark

Fark ready headline: Boy so scared of food he only ate Vegemite sandwiches is treated with puppets [Weird]...

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 2020-01-20 19:30 

Slashdot

The Official Kubuntu 'Focus' Linux Laptop Goes on Sale...

You can buy an official Kubuntu laptop. Called "Focus". It is an absolutely powerhouse with top specs. From a report: Here's the specs list:CPU: Core i7-9750H 6c/12t 4.5GHz TurboGPU: 6GB GTX-2060RAM: 32GB Dual Channel DDR4 2666 RAMStorage: 1TB...

 2020-01-20 19:16 

Boing Boing

Dentist who pulled tooth while on hoverboard convicted of 46 crimes...

On Friday, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton convicted dentist Seth Lookhart of 46 felonies and misdemeanors. You may recall that Lookhart infamously "performed a dental extraction procedure on a sedated patient while riding a hoverboar...

 2020-01-20 19:14 

reddit

China moves to phase out single-use plastics...
 2020-01-20 19:11 

Boing Boing

Wild elephant found gingerly walking through Sri Lankan hotel exploring things with its trunk...

Bull in a China shop? How about an elephant in a South Asian hotel? woke up to a text from my mom about how a wild elephant went into a Sri Lankan hotel and gently wandered around while poking stuff with his trunk pic.twitter.com/C2biQT8C30 — Upuli ...

 2020-01-20 19:05 

Fark

Hundreds tell tales of recent Canterbury earthquake [News]...

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 2020-01-20 19:02 

reddit

Honduras declares Hezbollah a terrorist organization...
 2020-01-20 18:50 

Slashdot

Cash, Plastic or Hand? Amazon Envisions Paying With a Wave...

Amazon wants to make your hand your credit card. From a report: The tech giant is creating checkout terminals that could be placed in bricks-and-mortar stores and allow shoppers to link their card information to their hands, WSJ reported over the weekend,...

 2020-01-20 18:41 

Boing Boing

Bickmore Gard-More takes wonderful care of my hats...

Bickmore Gard-More is a spray-on waterproofing and stain-resistant treatment for hats, leather and suede. I am bald and wear a lot of hats. Hats are even better than glasses for instantly transforming one's look. I have stacks of flat caps, newsboys, ...

 2020-01-20 18:40 

Boing Boing

Self-portrait of van Gogh during psychotic episode, thought to have been a fake, deemed real...

Researchers have determined that the above self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh, long thought to have been a fake, was indeed painted by the artist in 1889 while he was suffering from psychosis in a French mental institution. The painting belongs to Norway&#...

 2020-01-20 18:33 

Boing Boing

Good deal on Blokus Duo strategy game...

Blokus Duo is a fun strategy game for two people. Players take turns placing their tiles on a grid, making sure the tile touches another of the same color on a corner only. When no more tiles can be placed, the player with the fewest remaining pieces wins...

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