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 2020-04-08 19:24 

Fark

Fark NotNewsletter: Fark's situation is even worse than we expected [FarkBlog]...

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 2020-04-08 19:23 

Fark

R.I.P. Charlotte Figi, the brave little girl who inspired the Charlotte's Web CBD strain, has died from coronavirus [Sad]...

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 2020-04-08 19:15 

Boing Boing

'Please quarantine politicizing COVID,' says Dr. Tedros on Trump, 'We will have many body bags'...

Replying to a question from ScienceInsider about impeached US President Donald Trump's anti-World Heath Organization comments, the WHO's Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus replied, "Please quarantine politicizing COVID." "We will have many...

 2020-04-08 19:14 

Fark

If we weren't on edge enough being locked down, the power company will set off the nuclear disaster sirens this morning [Scary]...

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 2020-04-08 19:10 

Fark

Classical art, European politics, and Florida Man under quarantine are all on the Fark Weird News Quiz, March 29 - April 4 House Arrest Edition [Spiffy]...

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 2020-04-08 19:05 

Fark

IHME model now says pre-August death toll projections from coronavirus will be down from 80,000+ to 60,000. Good news for at least 20,000 of you [Interesting]...

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 2020-04-08 19:00 

Boing Boing

Pot use was super high in March, as were many coronavirus stay-at-homes...

Cannabis use in America reportedly reached an all-time high in March, 2020, as lockdown measures aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus went into effect in many communities throughout the country. Free time, furloughed or laid off, and less to do. Sm...

 2020-04-08 18:57 

Fark

Ammon Bundy: Coronavirus at me, bro [Dumbass]...

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 2020-04-08 18:48 

Boing Boing

Why Satellites Stay in Orbit: Cool 1964 kids' science book...

Years ago, I read a bit of advice in The Whole Earth Catalog , which said a great way to get up to speed on a subject you are interested in is to read a children's book about it. It's excellent advice, and I've made use of it many times over t...

 2020-04-08 18:47 

Fark

Ventilators may be overused for COVID-19 patients with low oxygen levels. Slight problem: noninvasive CPAP and BIPAP machines risk spewing virus all over the place [Interesting]...

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 2020-04-08 18:38 

Fark

NJ stores and supermarkets to start limiting customers to 50% of capacity. Which shouldn't be too hard as they won't be allowing customers without impossible-to-find face masks in the first pl...

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 2020-04-08 18:33 

Boing Boing

A fun activity to do at home: "Narrate A Piece of Quotidian Footage"...

In Rob Walker's fantastic newsletter, The Art of Noticing , he recommends an activity called "Narrate A Piece of Quotidian Footage" which is from his book : Basically, find or make a short, random, totally banal video of people or objects movi...

 2020-04-08 18:31 

Boing Boing

Radiohead to stream concerts for shut-ins...

I'm a lifelong fan of Radiohead , and I feel like so much of their music foresaw the emotional tone of the moment we're in now. Now that you have no choice whether or not you fancy a quiet night in, we hereby present the first of several weekly li...

 2020-04-08 18:30 

Slashdot

Bernie Sanders Drops Out of the 2020 Race, Clearing Joe Biden's Path To the Democratic Nomination...

Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday, clearing Joe Biden's path to the Democratic nomination and a showdown with President Donald Trump in November. From a report: Sanders first made the announcement in a call with his staf...

 2020-04-08 18:28 

Fark

UK launches new super stealthy 320ft nuclear submarine which can detect enemies as far away as NYC. Subby had no idea the Brits still have something against us Yanks (possible nsfw content on page) [I...

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 2020-04-08 18:16 

Boing Boing

Clips of scrambled cable TV erotica from the 1990s...

[NSFW] The Spice Channel was a softcore pornography cable TV offering in the 1990s. If you didn't pay for a subscription, you could still see scrambled video, which elevated the original video into psychedelic deep dream abstract art experiments. Here...

 2020-04-08 18:15 

Boing Boing

Watch: Man strangles girl at park because she and teen friends are not social distancing...

Nine teens partying at a park near Louisville, Kentucky were accosted by a man, angry that they were not social distancing. First he shoves a few kids, then straddles a a girl who was sitting on the ground and begins to strangle her. The man, John Rademak...

 2020-04-08 18:14 

Fark

Horse breeder tries to dunk on LA Times by pointing out how the newspaper tracked horse deaths at Santa Anita park but apparently hadn't tracked California deaths due to coronavirus, fails spectac...

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 2020-04-08 18:05 

Slashdot

Chrome 81 Arrives With Web NFC Origin Trial, AR Features, and Mixed Images Autoupgraded To HTTPS...

An anonymous reader writes: Google today launched Chrome 81 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Chrome 81 includes an Origin Trial of Web NFC for mobile, early Augmented Reality support, mixed images autoupgraded to HTTPS, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 depre...

 2020-04-08 18:00 

Fark

Iran presses IMF for emergency Coronavirus funds, a position some find unbelievable [Misc]...

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 2020-04-08 17:57 

reddit

African swine fever outbreak reported in western Poland...
 2020-04-08 17:57 

Boing Boing

Watch the epic silent film The Ten Commandments (1923)...

In celebration of Passover, I suggest watching The Ten Commandments , Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 epic silent film version of the biblical Exodus story (plus a related modern story that I never bothered to watch.) The parting of the Red Sea sequence is ab...

 2020-04-08 17:51 

Boing Boing

Incarcerated fraudster Martin Shkreli says he can cure coronavirus if he's released from prison...

Martin Shkreli, the universally despised ex-pharmaceutical internet troll, says he can cure coronavirus if he is released from prison early, reports Ars Technica : "I am one of the few executives experienced in ALL aspects of drug development from mol...

 2020-04-08 17:46 

Fark

Not all poRn stars wear capes: here's porn star Asa Akira donating all her PornHub income to hospitals fighting the coronavirus (possible nsfw content on page) [Hero]...

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 2020-04-08 17:43 

Boing Boing

Judge denies former LA sheriff Lee Baca request for early prison release because of coronavirus...

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, the incarcerated corrupt law enforcement chief who was fond of giving himself awards , campaigning against marijuana legalization, encouraging prison rape, wrongfully imprisoning people, locking up nonviolent pe...

 2020-04-08 17:34 

Fark

Pennsylvania legislature preparing to reopen businesses because this Covid-19 thing seems to have run its course [Murica]...

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 2020-04-08 17:25 

Fark

"Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works." -Virginia Woolf. I wonder what my Batman slash fic says about me....

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 2020-04-08 17:25 

Slashdot

Google Stadia Now Free To Anyone With a Gmail Address...

Google's video game streaming platform, Stadia, is now free to anyone with a Gmail address, the company announced on Wednesday. To sweeten the deal, Google is also giving new users two months of Stadia Pro -- including access to nine games -- for free...

 2020-04-08 17:22 

Fark

So why ARE feds are seizing masks and other coronavirus supplies from hospitals? No one seems to know [Strange]...

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 2020-04-08 17:14 

Boing Boing

Listen to recording of medics looking for Johnny Depp's fingertip...

The Daily Mail ran leaked a March 2015 audio recording ' of medics looking for Johnny Depp's severed fingertip. In a 2018 deposition Depp says his wife at the time, Amber Heard, threw a vodka bottle at him and it shattered, cutting off his finger....

 2020-04-08 17:11 

Fark

Key word here is "admit" [Obvious]...

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 2020-04-08 17:08 

Boing Boing

Drug-addled gentleman crashes Porsche into van and keeps going, only to break down...

A gentleman racing his very "rare Gemballa-tuned Porsche Carrera GT" through the streets of New York yesterday morning collided into a parked van, then tried to get away. But the car, now blinking its tail lights, sounds like a sick animal as it l...

 2020-04-08 17:00 

Fark

I'm not saying they're aliens, but they definitely aren't streetlights [Cool]...

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 2020-04-08 16:48 

Boing Boing

How coronavirus is kickstarting the 21st century...

"When the #coronavirus lockdown is lifted, we'll be closer to living in the world envisioned in the 1990s by the likes of @EFF, @WIRED, @stewartbrand, @rossetto, @janemetcalfe, @kevin2kelly, @2000_mondo, and others," says Nick Gillespie of Rea...

 2020-04-08 16:48 

Fark

If you die at home in NYC from coronavirus, there's a good chance you won't be included in the official death toll, because of discrepancies in the reporting process [Strange]...

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 2020-04-08 16:45 

Slashdot

Big Tech's Summer Internships Go Digital...

The major tech companies are scrambling to craft digital options for this year's summer intern class, as businesses remain shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic. These companies said they're moving their programs online: Google said it will pa...

 2020-04-08 16:44 

Boing Boing

Scientists translates the novel coronavirus structure into beautiful music...

Translating abstract scientific data into sound can give researchers new insight into the complexities of the phenomena they are studying. MIT materials science professor and musician Markus Buehler , who has employed this technique to understand biologic...

 2020-04-08 16:44 

reddit

WHO chief addresses death threats, racist insults: 'I don't give a damn'...
 2020-04-08 16:36 

Boing Boing

Public domain Zoom backgrounds...

Cory posted about 15 different public domain backgrounds you can use in conference calls. I like the space colony one (above). I use a number of different backgrounds when I do video calls. One that I frequently use is a photo I took of Arcadia Cafe on a ...

 2020-04-08 16:35 

Fark

The Coronavirus outbreak may hurt Khan's political future, possibly leading to exile on Ceti Alpha V [Interesting]...

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 2020-04-08 16:27 

reddit

Crops were cultivated in regions of the Amazon 10,000 years ago...
 2020-04-08 16:27 

Boing Boing

5G radio waves are a poor choice for death rays...

The people who are under the impression that 5G towers are bathing the planet in death rays will says this video is part of the Conspiracy, but everyone else will find it interesting. In short, 5G uses very low power. Read the rest...

 2020-04-08 16:24 

Fark

Your stimulus check could arrive this week, so give a heads up to your virtual hookers and blow suppliers [PSA]...

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 2020-04-08 16:16 

reddit

Wisconsin defies its own lockdown to vote...
 2020-04-08 16:15 

Boing Boing

This Gen X online video gaming community is pretty chill...

What started out as some 'adults' looking for other 'adults' to play Fortnite with has turned into a fairly large and active community of age-appropriate Gen X video game enthusiasts. Killer Queen Black , Pummel Party , World War Z , Fortn...

 2020-04-08 16:07 

Fark

"A small but important subset of people with the coronavirus also really hate puppies. That's what I keep thinking to myself as I see story after story linking various, so-called surprising sy...

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 2020-04-08 16:04 

Slashdot

Hospitals Deploy AI Tools To Detect COVID-19 on Chest Scans...

Deep learning algorithms can diagnose, triage, and monitor coronavirus cases from lung images. Next, can they predict who will need a ventilator? From a report: AI-powered analysis of chest scans has the potential to alleviate the growing burden on radiol...

 2020-04-08 15:50 

Fark

'Stop, disperse, and go home' New Jersey city will use drones to yell at people not social distancing [Spiffy]...

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 2020-04-08 15:47 

Boing Boing

Bernie Sanders drops out...

Senator Bernie Sanders has ended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination. CNN : Sanders' exit caps a stunning reversal of fortune following a strong performance in the first three states that voted in February. The nomination appe...

 2020-04-08 15:40 

Boing Boing

What happens when you shoot a Nerf bullet backward while driving the bullet's speed...

If you are a fan of the book Thinking Physics , you might like this episode of The Action Lab, in which the Action Man tests "the laws of physics to show what happens if you fire a bullet backwards and you are traveling at the same speed forward. Will...

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