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 2017-09-22 18:41 

Slashdot

Major Cyber-Attack Will Happen Soon, Warns UK's Security Boss... +

Alex Hern, writing for The Guardian: A "category one" cyber-attack, the most serious tier possible, will happen "sometime in the next few years", a director of the National Cybersecurity Centre has warned. According to the agency, which reports to GCHQ an...

 2017-09-22 18:20 

Fark

It's the Great Pumpkin Fiery Truck Crash, Charlie Brown [Florida]... +

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 2017-09-22 18:16 

reddit

Saudi Arabia accidentally prints textbook showing Yoda sitting next to the king... +
 2017-09-22 18:10 

Boing Boing

Hardware and craft cabinet - great for makers... +

My daughter and I have a nice little home makerspace going, but we have been storing all of our components (resistors, capacitors, solder, arduinos, raspberry pis, etc) in plastic boxes stacked into a larger box, which makes it hard to find what we need. ...

 2017-09-22 18:05 

reddit

McCain: I ‘Cannot in Good Conscience’ Vote for Graham-Cassidy... +
 2017-09-22 18:00 

Slashdot

Anatomy of a Moral Panic: Reports About Amazon Suggesting 'Bomb-Making Items' Were Highly Misleading... +

Maciej Ceglowski, a Polish-American web developer, has demolished a news story from earlier this week in which a British outlet Channel 4 suggested that Amazon's algorithm-driven suggestions were helping people find items that are required to make bombs. ...

 2017-09-22 17:50 

Fark

Court bans police from deploying stingrays without a warrant. Crikies [PSA]... +

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 2017-09-22 17:47 

reddit

American journalist and her mother killed in Turkey... +
 2017-09-22 17:40 

reddit

Topeka prisoner files lawsuit objecting to inundation by Christian propaganda... +
 2017-09-22 17:25 

reddit

College students have a high tolerance for limiting speech... +
 2017-09-22 17:20 

Fark

Mother and son hide in bedroom and call cops as half naked burglar breaks into their Oklahoma home. "No, we don't know where his clothes are. We've been locked in this room" [Scary]... +

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 2017-09-22 17:20 

Slashdot

This Guy Is Digitizing the VHS History of Video Games... +

An anonymous reader shares a report: UK-based gaming journalist and blogger Chris Scullion is on a mission to preserve his collection -- and maybe your collection, too -- of these old video game VHS tapes. In the 80s and 90s, video game companies and trad...

 2017-09-22 17:15 

Boing Boing

Isle of Dogs: dog hair detangler and conditioner... +

My dog Zuul's hair is an impossible mess. Isle of Dogs spray on, leave in conditioner helps some. I've been trying all sorts of things to help keep my darling baby Zuul mat and tangle free. Her hair grows like raw cotton and requires more effort than a ...

 2017-09-22 17:12 

Boing Boing

Emergency broadcast alert warns TV viewers that the world is going to end on Saturday... +

How did an Orange County preacher's warning that the world is ending tomorrow appear as an emergency broadcast alert on cable TV this week? The short answer is "Orange County." This chain-store ridden megalopolis is well-known as a California enclave fo...

 2017-09-22 16:55 

reddit

'Junk science': experts cast doubt on widely cited college free speech survey; Survey saying 20% of US college students believe it’s appropriate to use violence against offensive speech was administ... +
 2017-09-22 16:54 

reddit

Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations... +
 2017-09-22 16:53 

reddit

Plastic-degrading fungus found in Pakistan rubbish dump... +
 2017-09-22 16:50 

Fark

"Violent times will come." Just another unexplained mystery PSA in Orange County [Weird]... +

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 2017-09-22 16:46 

reddit

Woman screams at veteran for bringing service dog into restaurant... +
 2017-09-22 16:45 

Slashdot

Red Hat Pledges Patent Protection For 99 Percent of FOSS-ware... +

Red Hat says it has amassed over 2,000 patents and won't enforce them if the technologies they describe are used in properly-licensed open-source software. From a report: The company has made more or less the same offer since 2002, when it first made a "P...

 2017-09-22 16:37 

reddit

Child Care Workers Arrested After Video Shows Them Taunting Autistic Patient... +
 2017-09-22 16:20 

Fark

7up should not be the number of days you are awake after drinking it [Scary]... +

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 2017-09-22 16:16 

Boing Boing

On the road with America's post-homed nomads... +

Housing costs Americans more than at any time in history, and it's only getting worse as foreclosures open the door to market-cornering by inconceivably vast hedge funds who buy all those "distressed properties" and turn then into bond-coupon factories wh...

 2017-09-22 16:05 

Slashdot

Apple's Latest Products Get Rare Mixed-Bag Reviews, Muted Reception... +

Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg: Despite the strength of its brand, Apple occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews -- remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled ...

 2017-09-22 16:02 

Boing Boing

Broom pusher gives cat an enjoyable slide across floor... +

This cat has trained its human to repeatedly push it across the floor. HMC, while you curl me again. from holdmycatnip...

 2017-09-22 15:50 

Fark

Should we be celebrating my mom having sex or slut shaming her? Subby thinks it's great she has more sex than the pol tab combined. But they seem to think moms must be celibate [Murica]... +

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 2017-09-22 15:39 

reddit

Mom says autistic son's run-in with Buckeye officer was 'excruciating... +
 2017-09-22 15:38 

Boing Boing

Nuclear War Survival Skills (PDF)... +

Nuclear War Survival Skills is a guide to getting through the inevitable forthcoming nuclear devastation of America and the radioactive immolation of the last and greatest of human dreams. Written in 1986 by Cresson Kearny, it'll take you through everythi...

 2017-09-22 15:26 

reddit

Man faces deportation after sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in Trenton... +
 2017-09-22 15:23 

Slashdot

The Problem, Really, is This Thing Called 'Disruption'... +

New submitter mirandakatz writes: The word "disruption" is everywhere in tech -- and it's getting founders in trouble. Just look at what happened with Bodega last week: Had the startup not professed to be disrupting the mom-and-pop shops on every corner, ...

 2017-09-22 15:20 

Fark

European and North American visitors flock to the UK in record numbers, enjoying their improved spending power offered by the weak pound post Brexit vote. Leavers fail to appreciate irony [Interesting... +

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 2017-09-22 15:15 

Boing Boing

Tulip mania wasn't that big of a deal... +

Lorraine Boissoneault (citing Anne Goldgar) writes that Tulip mania — the wild trade in Dutch tulips that ended with tulips worth more than mansions and a market meltdown illustrative of capitalism's flaws ‐ is mostly fable. Rather than a class...

 2017-09-22 14:50 

Boing Boing

Review of pages intentionally left blank... +

The most perfect lie in publishing, "This Page Intentionally Left Blank", is commonly to be found in books, manuals and tests. But also journals, curiously enough, a fact that is the subject of a paper published at Academia Obscura. The US Code of Regu...

 2017-09-22 14:50 

Fark

Rich divorced people problems: What it's like to co-own a house in the Hamptons with your ex [Amusing]... +

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 2017-09-22 14:49 

reddit

CVS will limit opiod prescriptions to 7 days... +
 2017-09-22 14:40 

Slashdot

T-Mobile, Sprint Close To Agreeing Deal Terms... +

From a report: T-Mobile US is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers. The dev...

 2017-09-22 14:28 

Boing Boing

London bans Uber; firm can stay while it appeals... +

Citing its failure to disclose serious crimes and the use of "Grayball" software to evade regulatory oversight, London banned Uber today. https://twitter.com/TfL/status/911168235189489669 The company has 21 days to appeal the loss of its license to ope...

 2017-09-22 14:25 

Boing Boing

European Commission spent 360,000€ on a piracy study, then buried it because they didn't like what it said... +

Estimating displacement rates of copyrighted content in the EU is a 360,000€ study commissioned by the European Commission from the Dutch consulting firm Ecorys, whose mandate was to "research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content" -- the ...

 2017-09-22 14:24 

reddit

Man Who Gunned Down 8 at Calif. Salon to Be Sentenced To Life Without The Possibility Of Parole... +
 2017-09-22 14:20 

Fark

If you trapped a skunk in Oklahoma and then set it on fire, animal control would like to talk, preferably upwind of you [Sick]... +

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 2017-09-22 14:00 

Slashdot

London Has Decided To Ban Uber... +

Johana Bhuiyan, writing for Recode: Transport for London, the taxi regulating service in London, announced today that it would not be renewing Uber's license to operate because of concerns over the company's "lack of corporate responsibility" in relation ...

 2017-09-22 13:53 

Boing Boing

'Boil the Frog' creates a seamless playlist between any two musical artists... +

This is cool. "Boil the Frog" is a 2012 web app by Paul Lamere that creates a "seamless playlist between any two artists." Boil the Frog lets you create a playlist of songs that gradually takes you from one music style to another. It's like the proverbia...

 2017-09-22 13:53 

Boing Boing

Chewbacca beanbag... +

I don't go gaga over Star Wars merch like some folks do, but I can't help but appreciate this Chewbacca beanbag from PBTeen. It's pretty great, though for $279 it should probably include some eyes and a roar function....

 2017-09-22 13:53 

Boing Boing

Listen to 'My Girl's Pussy,' a not-so-innocent song from 1931... +

Sit down, get comfortable -- yes, right there -- and enjoy "My Girl's Pussy." Hey now, get your mind out of the gutter. "My Girl's Pussy" is a song recorded in 1931 by bandleader Harry Roy and his orchestra, the Bat Club Boys. Ok, put your mind back in...

 2017-09-22 13:50 

Fark

Some people may think the end of the world is September 23, but they will probably be wrong like this hermit was back in 1694 [Interesting]... +

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 2017-09-22 13:48 

Boing Boing

Hapax legomenon: the classicist's googlewhack... +

In 2002, early bloggers started hunting for googlewhacks: "a pair of common words, like 'schadenfreude carburetor' that appear together on only one page in Google's index." (more…)...

 2017-09-22 13:41 

Boing Boing

Just look at this banana-shaped pool-table... +

Just look at it. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)...

 2017-09-22 13:20 

Fark

'Ghost ship' beached in Florida, may take months to move it. No word on if any pirate ghosts are on it [Florida]... +

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 2017-09-22 13:06 

reddit

North Korea Owes NYC $156,000 for Unpaid Parking Tickets... +
 2017-09-22 13:03 

reddit

Ex-Mafia hit man and turncoat 'Sammy the Bull' released from prison... +

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