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 2017-09-22 00:15 

reddit

Army vet shown walking after claiming he couldn't owes government $434K... +
 2017-09-22 00:09 

Fark

Arson suspect who set himself on fire is charged with burning personal property. The stupid, it burns [Fail]... +

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 2017-09-22 00:09 

Fark

I know we make fun of these people, but in reality, she took a minor possession charge to help arrest two armed robbers. Hero, I say [Hero]... +

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 2017-09-22 00:06 

Fark

Man caught stealing from Home Depot escapes from police by completing the redneck triathalon - driving his truck into a lake, swimming across and then running across the Interstate [Murica]... +

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 2017-09-22 00:05 

Slashdot

Ford Is Using Microsoft's HoloLens To Design Cars In Augmented Reality... +

Ford is using Microsoft's HoloLens headset to let designers quickly model out changes to cars, trucks, and SUVs in augmented reality. This allows designers to see the changes on top of an existing physical vehicle, instead of the traditional clay model ap...

 2017-09-22 00:00 

Fark

Photoshop this Parisian reader [Photoshop]... +

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 2017-09-21 23:40 

Fark

79 years ago, New Englanders enjoyed the Caribbean experience. Subby's Grandmother never tired of relating stories of the damage [Scary]... +

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 2017-09-21 23:20 

Slashdot

DC Court Rules Tracking Phones Without a Warrant Is Unconstitutional... +

An anonymous reader writes: Law enforcement use of one tracking tool, the cell-site simulator, to track a suspect's phone without a warrant violates the Constitution, the D.C. Court of Appeals said Thursday in a landmark ruling for privacy and Fourth Amen...

 2017-09-21 23:13 

Fark

Enough with all the lies, where did the phrase "liar liar pants on fire" really come from? [Interesting]... +

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 2017-09-21 22:46 

Fark

Today, from the Ric Romero Institute for consumer advocacy: "DIY cosmetic surgery can lead to disaster" [Obvious]... +

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 2017-09-21 22:40 

Slashdot

EU Paid For Report That Said Piracy Isn't Harmful -- And Tried To Hide Findings... +

According to Julia Reda's blog, the only Pirate in the EU Parliament, the European Commission in 2014 paid the Dutch consulting firm Ecorys 360,000 euros (about $428,000) to research the effect piracy had on sales of copyrighted content. The final report ...

 2017-09-21 22:20 

Fark

The times that Russia used nuclear bombs on themselves with mixed results [Interesting]... +

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 2017-09-21 22:01 

Fark

District attorney indicted for perjury during lover's divorce proceedings beats rap by marrying key witness against him [Asinine]... +

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 2017-09-21 22:00 

Slashdot

Distrustful US Allies Force Spy Agency To Back Down In Encryption Fight... +

schwit1 shares a report from Reuters: An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among c...

 2017-09-21 21:50 

Boing Boing

Oklahoma cops yell orders at deaf man, then kill him... +

Oklahoma City police shot dead a deaf man who refused to obey shouted orders to put down a metal pipe. The tuesday night killing of Magdiel Sanchez, NPR reports, happened despite the officers being told he was deaf. Officers were responding to a hit-a...

 2017-09-21 21:44 

Boing Boing

These people revealed their passwords a little too freely... +

Earlier this month on Jimmy Kimmel Live, random people on the street were asked to share their main internet password. Amazingly, some did... on camera, no less. (Viral Viral Videos)...

 2017-09-21 21:40 

Fark

Godzilla falls out of sea bed, causes magnitude-6.1 earthquake off coast of Japan east of Fukushima. Fukushima nuclear plant wonders if he'll be coming for breakfast [Scary]... +

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 2017-09-21 21:21 

reddit

Northern Michigan University The First In U.S. To Train Undergrads For Marijuana Industry... +
 2017-09-21 21:20 

Fark

World's richest woman dies peacefully at home, moments before every vulture in her life starts killing each other to be the person to inherit it all [Sad]... +

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 2017-09-21 21:20 

Slashdot

Firefox For iOS Gets Tracking Protection, Firefox Focus For Android Gets Tabs... +

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Mozilla today released Firefox 9.0 for iOS and updated Firefox Focus for Android. The iOS browser is getting tracking protection, improved sync, and iOS 11 compatibility. The Android privacy browser is...

 2017-09-21 21:07 

Fark

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your pilot speaking. We'll be cruising at an altitude of five thousand feet, dropping bits of our exploding engine all over people's yards, and then landing again in sho... +

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 2017-09-21 20:56 

Boing Boing

I interviewed my sister for the Cool Tools podcast. Here are 4 of her favorite tools... +

On the Cool Tools Show podcast, Kevin Kelly and I interviewed my sister, Wendy, about some of her favorite tools. Our guest this week is Wendy Frauenfelder. Wendy likes to cook, fix things, pretend to be a bartender, and do therapy dog work. She also i...

 2017-09-21 20:50 

Fark

Alexa, send me all the crackers [Amusing]... +

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 2017-09-21 20:39 

Boing Boing

Have a messy room? Here's a tool you can build to clean it in an instant... +

Colin Furze’s debut book, This Book Isn't Safe features ten inventions kids can make at home with step by step instructions. Inventions include "Concrete-Crusher Boots," the "Fab Frisbee Flinger," and the "Downhill Racer." Below, Colin's instructions for ...

 2017-09-21 20:38 

Fark

Salute, the U.S. Marine Corps prepares to welcome the 1st female Infantry Officer [Hero]... +

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 2017-09-21 20:30 

Slashdot

Security Researchers Warn that Third-Party GO Keyboard App is Spying on Millions of Android Users... +

An anonymous reader shares a report: Security researchers from Adguard have issued a warning that the popular GO Keyboard app is spying on users. Produced by Chinese developers GOMO Dev Team, GO Keyboard was found to be transmitting personal information a...

 2017-09-21 20:28 

Boing Boing

The brilliant book that inspired Dune author Frank Herbert... +

That science-fiction extravaganza Dune allegorizes contemporary themes of imperialism, economic addiction to oil, and religious war is obvious. But it turns out that Frank Herbert's masterpiece owes much to one particular book in particular: Lesley Blanch...

 2017-09-21 20:20 

Fark

18-year-old Illinois man steals bulldozer, runs over squad car, leads police on chase and ends with a faceplant on the pavement. Tah Dah (with video suitable for Yakety Sax) [Dumbass]... +

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 2017-09-21 20:13 

reddit

Lawyer: Aaron Hernandez had 'severe case' of CTE... +
 2017-09-21 20:12 

Fark

Please do not pet the radioactive puppies of Chernobyl [PSA]... +

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 2017-09-21 20:06 

reddit

Mexico City earthquake: Salma Hayek donates $100,000 to victims after revealing she lived through 1985 quake... +
 2017-09-21 20:00 

Fark

Photoshop this wild goose chase [Photoshop]... +

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 2017-09-21 19:57 

Fark

Happy 70th birthday, Stephen King [Cool]... +

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 2017-09-21 19:50 

Slashdot

Facebook Will Share Copies of Political Ads Purchased by Russian Sources With the US Congress... +

An anonymous reader shares a report: Facebook will turn over copies of political ads purchased by Russian sources to congressional lawmakers, who are investigating the country's potential interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Initially, Fac...

 2017-09-21 19:42 

Fark

Fake memorial pays tribute to fake news of 'Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede of 1929' [Fake]... +

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 2017-09-21 19:25 

Fark

Your driver's license says SEX PREDATOR on it? There's a fix for that (with mugshot) [Florida]... +

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 2017-09-21 19:23 

reddit

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For... +
 2017-09-21 19:22 

reddit

Experian Site Can Give Anyone Your Credit Freeze PIN... +
 2017-09-21 19:15 

Boing Boing

German artists stage a quirky performance for passing trains... +

When I was a kid growing up back East, my parents would bring me to a place called Edaville Railroad. It's a theme park now but, back then, the main attraction was a train that went through a track in cranberry bogs. During the holidays, they turned those...

 2017-09-21 19:15 

Boing Boing

Watch artist Flynn Talbot blend sculpture, fabric, and light... +

Australian-born artist Flynn Talbot is currently exhibiting Reflection Room, a large installation with cool and warm lights meant to evoke the sun setting on the ocean in his hometown of Perth. (more…)...

 2017-09-21 19:08 

Fark

Teacher of the Year none the wiser as middle schoolers launch real-life TorD thread [Florida]... +

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 2017-09-21 19:06 

Fark

Mattis hints at secret 'kinetic action' against Best Korea. I'm pretty sure that's where you blow shiat up just by thinking it [News]... +

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 2017-09-21 19:01 

reddit

Southern Nevada moving toward 24-hour pot dispensaries... +
 2017-09-21 19:00 

Boing Boing

What are the real risks we humans could face from a rogue AI superintelligence?... +

To hear a wide-ranging interview about the real-world risks we humans could face from a rogue superintelligence, hit play, below. My guest is author and documentary filmmaker James Barrat. Barrat’s 2014 book Our Final Invention was the gateway drug that u...

 2017-09-21 18:58 

reddit

San Francisco sues Big Oil for billions over climate change claiming they knew the dangers for decades... +
 2017-09-21 18:52 

Boing Boing

Isle of Dogs: trailer for stop-motion Wes Anderson movie about dogs... +

Starring Bryan Cranston, Isle of Dogs is a new stop-motion animated movie from Wes Anderson, director of Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Looks very Wes Andersony! And check out this cast:...

 2017-09-21 18:50 

Fark

Fight over biscuit making job ends in disorderly conduct citations, in story which could only be more Southern if grits and incest were involved [Strange]... +

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 2017-09-21 18:45 

Slashdot

Corporations Just Quietly Changed How the Web Works... +

Adrianne Jeffries, a reporter at The Outline, writes on W3C's announcement from earlier this week: The trouble with DRM is that it's sort of ineffective. It tends to make things inconvenient for people who legitimately bought a song or movie while failing...

 2017-09-21 18:38 

Boing Boing

Good deal on AC wall outlets with dual USB charging ports... +

Amazon is running a good deal on theseAC wall outlets with dual USB charging ports. It has 4.8-amp charging across the USB ports, which is plenty to charge most device. The regular price is $23, but you can get it for $17 with the promo code OPZ757GL. You...

 2017-09-21 18:37 

Fark

Head of Puerto Rico's Power Board on when residents could expect service back after Maria left the entire island without power: " it's a good time for dads to buy a glove and ball and change the way y... +

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