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 2018-11-14 09:20 

Fark

Being caught with jazz cabbage on 18th and Vine in KC will no longer get you criminal charges [Spiffy]...

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 2018-11-14 08:32 

Fark

Fark-ready headline: "Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouse to tell authorities his drug paraphernalia was stolen" [Facepalm]...

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 2018-11-14 07:49 

Fark

Learn the recipe for a novel and apparently intoxicating brew and immediately regret that you now know [Weird]...

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 2018-11-14 07:18 

reddit

Paradise residents say they received no mass cellphone alerts to evacuate, or to warn of fires...
 2018-11-14 07:00 

Slashdot

Man Pleads Guilty To Swatting Attack That Led To Death of Kansas Man...

Federal prosecutors in Kansas announced Tuesday that a 25-year-old Californian has admitted that he caused a Wichita man to be killed at the hands of local police during a swatting attack late last year. Ars Technica reports: According to the United State...

 2018-11-14 06:36 

Fark

Calgary to the IOC: How about no, eh? [News]...

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 2018-11-14 06:19 

Fark

A retired firefighter who shot at black teen with a shotgun because he asked him for directions, expressed remorse during his sentencing [Followup]...

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 2018-11-14 05:53 

Fark

If you're a Northern Virginia Farker who's been concerned lately that you're simply not paying enough in tolls for the joy of using the Dulles Toll Road, good news [Facepalm]...

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 2018-11-14 05:31 

reddit

Stench of EPA official's indictment scandal reaches Jeff Sessions...
 2018-11-14 05:09 

Fark

Religion gone "wonderful": Atheist minister in Christian denomination gets to keep her job leading congregation [Interesting]...

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 2018-11-14 04:46 

Fark

Boeing: Oh my bad. Were we supposed to disclose that? [Dumbass]...

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 2018-11-14 04:33 

Fark

Not news: Technician skips a redundant calibration of equipment. News: It's a NJ State Trooper calibrating breathalyzers. Fark: 20,667 DWI cases from 2008 to 2016 can be dismissed [Amusing]...

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 2018-11-14 04:17 

Fark

Woman celebrates divorce by blowing up wedding dress with tannerite. Hmmm, I wonder what his side of the story is [Strange]...

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 2018-11-14 04:10 

Fark

The wheels on the bus get caught wearing sneakers [Amusing]...

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 2018-11-14 03:50 

reddit

A handgun for Christmas: Wisconsin company decides to buy firearms for every employee this holiday season...
 2018-11-14 03:36 

reddit

'We're p--sed': Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose 737's new control feature...
 2018-11-14 03:30 

Slashdot

Tantalizing But Preliminary Evidence of a 'Brain Microbiome'...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Magazine: We know the menagerie of microbes in the gut has powerful effects on our health. Could some of these same bacteria be making a home in our brains? A poster presented here this week at the annual m...

 2018-11-14 02:40 

reddit

Camp Fire: Officials say more bodies recovered in Butte County, bringing death toll to 48...
 2018-11-14 02:31 

Fark

The winner of the 2nd largest jackpot in US history still has not come forward [Interesting]...

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 2018-11-14 02:30 

Slashdot

Waymo To Start First Driverless Car Service Next Month...

Alphabet's self-driving car company Waymo is planning to launch the world's first commercial driverless car service in early December. According to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the plans, the service "will operate under a new brand...

 2018-11-14 02:24 

reddit

Baltimore votes to become first large U.S. city to ban water privatization...
 2018-11-14 02:12 

reddit

Cleveland culture reporter Nikki Delamotte found dead with gunshot wounds...
 2018-11-14 01:50 

Fark

Are you one of those "well, actually" pedants who's been feeling lost and unmoored over how to correct people regarding their knowledge of Stan Lee? No worries, Slate's got you covered...

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 2018-11-14 01:50 

Slashdot

Google Is Absorbing DeepMind's Health Care Unit To Create An 'AI Assistant For Nurses and Doctors'...

Google has announced that it's absorbing DeepMind Health, a part of its London-based AI lab DeepMind. "In a blog post, DeepMind's founders said it was a 'major milestone' for the company that would help turn its Streams app -- which it...

 2018-11-14 01:28 

reddit

EPA's Southeastern chief indicted on Alabama ethics charges...
 2018-11-14 01:26 

reddit

6 arrests, 3 generations: Family tied to killing of 8 in Pike County, AG says...
 2018-11-14 01:23 

reddit

20,000 Drunken-Driving Convictions Tainted by Bad Breath Test in New Jersey...
 2018-11-14 01:00 

Fark

Photoshop this cozy dome home interior [Photoshop]...

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 2018-11-14 00:50 

Slashdot

Nasty Adobe Bug Deleted $250,000 Worth of Man's Files, Lawsuit Claims...

Freelance videographer Dave Cooper has filed a class action lawsuit against Adobe, alleging that an update to Premiere Pro came with a flaw in the way it handles file management that resulted in the deletion of 500 hours of video clips that he claims were...

 2018-11-14 00:13 

reddit

2 men carjack Lyft driver in St. Cloud, then die after crashing vehicle...
 2018-11-14 00:10 

Slashdot

Couple Who Ran ROM Site To Pay Nintendo $12 Million...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Nintendo has won a lawsuit seeking to take two large retro-game ROM sites offline, on charges of copyright infringement. The judgement, made public today, ruled in Nintendo's favor and states that ...

 2018-11-13 23:58 

reddit

DC police arrest man on gun charges after relatives alert police to his alleged white nationalist ties to the Pittsburg synagogue shooter....
 2018-11-13 23:50 

Fark

Prison governor says notorious inmate Charles Bronson attacked him, threatened to gouge his eyes out before a welfare meeting. No word if he had death wish [Strange]...

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 2018-11-13 23:35 

Fark

New guidelines say all adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, incomprehensible Fark submissions [PSA]...

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 2018-11-13 23:30 

Slashdot

Facebook Patches Vulnerability That Could Have Exposed User Data...

Yet another vulnerability has been patched that could have exposed user data. According to security company Imperva, the bug "allowed websites to obtain private information about Facebook users and their friends through unauthorized access to a compan...

 2018-11-13 23:05 

Fark

Pappy Thanksgiving: Lexington, Kentucky bar to sell all of its Pappy Van Winkle stock at cost this Sunday. Fark to be incomprehensible Monday morning. More than usual anyhow [Cool]...

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 2018-11-13 23:00 

reddit

Liberty University director suspended after arrest on charges including attempted murder, assault...
 2018-11-13 22:50 

Slashdot

Nigerian Firm Takes Blame For Routing Google Traffic Through China...

Earlier today, it was reported that Google suffered a brief outage on Monday that pushed some of its traffic through networks in Russia, China, and Nigeria. Soon after Google said it would conduct an investigation, Nigeria's Main One Cable Company fes...

 2018-11-13 22:47 

Boing Boing

Woolsey Fire burned 83% of Santa Monica Mountains open space park land...

In addition to destroying hundreds of homes and claiming human lives, the Woolsey Fire that began last Thursday burned 83% of federal park land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, per Cal Fire . So far, the fire has burned at least 435...

 2018-11-13 22:44 

reddit

Nearly 9,000 firefighters battling deadly California wildfires...
 2018-11-13 22:12 

Boing Boing

Newly divorced woman blows up her wedding dress...

Simply setting fire to her wedding dress wouldn't do for Kimberly Santleben-Stiteler. The newly divorced woman from outside San Antonio, Texas (shocker!) attached 20 pounds of Tannerite to the dress and created an explosive target. In front of family ...

 2018-11-13 22:10 

Slashdot

Amazon Is Getting More Than $2 Billion For NYC, Virginia Expansions...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Over the last year, Amazon has dangled in front of cities the possibility that they could host the company's "second headquarters" -- a massive $5 billion facility that would provide 50,00...

 2018-11-13 22:08 

Boing Boing

Phone booths in NYC turned into co-working spaces by prankster group...

The good folks at Improv Everywhere made a couple of old phone booths in New York City a "little more useful" by converting them into co-working spaces . Watch how they break some people's brains: Improv Everywhere: Phone Booth Coworking Read ...

 2018-11-13 22:07 

reddit

A man flew Nazi and Confederate flags outside his home and dozens of protesters showed up...
 2018-11-13 22:06 

Boing Boing

California Fires: From space, NASA JPL maps damage from Woolsey and Camp blazes...

The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, created these Damage Proxy Maps (DPMs) that show the areas in California that were probably damaged by the Woolsey and Camp Fires. From NA...

 2018-11-13 21:47 

Boing Boing

China reinstates ban on using tiger and rhino parts in traditional medicine...

After the whole damn planet declared its disgust with China's lifting the ban on using tiger bones and rhino horn in medicine, the Chinese government has decided to back peddle on its declaration: using the exotic, endangered animals bits and pieces w...

 2018-11-13 21:35 

Fark

Looks like that woman who touched up that painting of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns has moved on to decorating birthday cakes [Amusing]...

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 2018-11-13 21:30 

Slashdot

Twitter is Struggling To Contain the Bitcoin Scam Outbreak...

Google's official G Suite Twitter account is the latest victim of an ongoing bitcoin scam that has been plaguing the social media platform for the last few weeks. Earlier on Wednesday, Target saw a similar hack. From a report: G Suite might be the hig...

 2018-11-13 21:20 

Boing Boing

New FBI report shows record high of hate crimes in Trump's first year...

In news that will not surprise anyone who is Black, Latinx, Jewish, Muslim, queer, or a member of any other group targeted by hateful idiots, hate crimes in America are way up under Trump. Says who? FBI. The Federal Bureau of Investigations just released ...

 2018-11-13 21:12 

reddit

Former Charity CEO Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million-Dollar Political Corruption Scheme...

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