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 2019-05-24 23:20 

Slashdot

Microsoft Is Putting the Sexy Into Unsexy Software...

Microsoft's redesigned SharePoint platform is proof that Microsoft is serious about making their software more stylish. "It's colorful, pretty, and makes SharePoint seem sexy instead of the boring corporate intranet website that most people as...

 2019-05-24 22:50 

Fark

Man orders shower rings off Amazon, not golden shower [Fail]...

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 2019-05-24 22:48 

Boing Boing

Real estate title insurance company exposed 885,000,000 customers' records, going back 16 years: bank statements, drivers' licenses, SSNs, and tax records...

First American Financial Corp is a Fortune 500 company that insures titles on peoples' property; their insecure website exposed 885,000,000 records for property titles, going back 16 years, including bank accounts (with scanned statements), Social Sec...

 2019-05-24 22:40 

Slashdot

Zuckerberg Met With Winklevoss Twins About Facebook Developing Cryptocurrency, Report Says...

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly met with Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss to discuss the company's plans to launch its own cryptocurrency. "The Financial Times reported Thursday that Zuckerberg met with the Winklevoss twins and exe...

 2019-05-24 22:20 

Fark

Do you have a poor work ethic? Minimal experience? No employable skills? No education? Good news: the kind people of Ames, Iowa want to hire you. Which job you ask? Yes [Cool]...

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 2019-05-24 22:05 

Fark

Eighteen-year-old Instagram influencer destroys 18th century sculpture with hammer. Starting to think "Instagram influencer" is code for something else [Dumbass]...

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 2019-05-24 22:00 

Slashdot

First American Financial Corp. Leaked 885 Million Sensitive Title Insurance Records...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Krebs on Security: The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified...

 2019-05-24 21:50 

Fark

Now them Duke boys just don't know what they got theirselves into [Dumbass]...

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 2019-05-24 21:35 

Fark

The annual beach rankings are out, and Oahu's Kailua beach is named the best in the US. Mostly because it's in Hawaii where the majority of Americans can't afford to go and spoil it [Spiff...

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 2019-05-24 21:25 

Boing Boing

Already regretting assigning Anthony Burgess to review the Samsung Galaxy Fold...

"Welly, welly, well, to what do I owe the extreme pleasure of this ganjy gadget? What's it going to be then, eh? There was me, that is Lexa, and my pelendus Pria, Georgina, and Dim, all sat in the So Milkbar with the package sent my way, safe of t...

 2019-05-24 21:20 

Fark

Novartis praised for taking "the responsible approach" after setting the price of their new Spinal Muscular Atrophy treatment at *only* $2.1M [Facepalm]...

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 2019-05-24 21:20 

Slashdot

Hackers Breach Company That Makes License Plate Readers for US Government...

Hackers breached a company that provides license plate reader technology for the US government, including at the border with Mexico. From a report: The hackers posted what appears to be the internal data of the company, called Perceptics, on a dark web we...

 2019-05-24 21:05 

Fark

Owners of biblical replica of Noah's Ark sue over ... rain damage [Ironic]...

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 2019-05-24 20:50 

reddit

Snap employees allegedly abused data access to spy on Snapchat users...
 2019-05-24 20:41 

Slashdot

An Algorithm May Decide Who Gets Suicide Prevention...

An algorithm, it seems, could determine, in some cases, who gets shown lifesaving information, and who doesn't. From a report: The researchers behind the New Media & Society paper set out to understand this odd quirk of Google's algorithm, and to ...

 2019-05-24 20:40 

reddit

Jake Patterson sentenced to life without parole for kidnapping Jayme Closs, killing her parents...
 2019-05-24 20:05 

Fark

You know how it goes: some days you eat the bear, some days the bear breaks into your truck and starts honking the horn at you [Florida]...

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 2019-05-24 20:01 

Slashdot

Microsoft's Game Streaming Service Project xCloud Technically Supports 3,500 Games...

Microsoft today shared more details about its Project xCloud game streaming service, revealing that developers won't have to make any modifications to their games for their titles to be supported by xCloud. From a report: That means that technically, ...

 2019-05-24 20:00 

Fark

Photoshop this closed road [Photoshop]...

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 2019-05-24 19:37 

reddit

Teen convicted in brutal murder of elderly NC man will probably only serve 6 months...
 2019-05-24 19:26 

Boing Boing

The Digital Public Library of America has re-released the Mueller Report as a well-formatted ebook instead of a crappy PDF...

Back in April, Andrew Albanese from Publishers Weekly wrote a column deploring the abysmal formatting in the DoJ's release of the Mueller Report, and publicly requesting that the Digital Public Library of America produce well-formatted ebook editions,...

 2019-05-24 19:25 

Slashdot

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie is Getting Delayed To Redesign the Title Character...

Director Jeff Fowler has announced that Paramount had delayed the release of 'Sonic the Hedgehog' by three months, to allow the visual effects team some more time to work on the central character's redesign. A report adds: To say that reaction...

 2019-05-24 19:22 

reddit

The Verve's Richard Ashcroft finally secures 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' royalties after Rolling Stones legal battle...
 2019-05-24 19:20 

Fark

SF Muni is ready for global warming [Amusing]...

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 2019-05-24 19:14 

Boing Boing

A(nother) Lego Turing machine...

Making a Turing machine is a kind of nerd rite of passage, like manually editing your X11 settings or building a two-second time-machine . As far back as 2005, we were chronicling the adventures of Lego Turing-machine builders (the state of the art advanc...

 2019-05-24 19:06 

reddit

U.S. Supreme Court blocks redrawing of Ohio, Michigan electoral maps...
 2019-05-24 18:53 

Boing Boing

On the visual miracle of "slit-scan" video...

Hashimoto Baku ("a Tokyo based video director/visual artist/developer";) digs into fascinating depth on the "slit-scan" technique: "[imagine] a quite thick flipbook that all frames of a video are bound page by page. If you just rifle th...

 2019-05-24 18:52 

Boing Boing

How to manage anxiety and depression in 10 easy* steps...

*not really Anxiety and depression are deeply inter-related and both are among the most terrible things I have ever experienced. This is in no way to say that they are worse than other things. It's not a competition and one of the many terrible things...

 2019-05-24 18:50 

Fark

Orlando double lot gets sold to separate owners. One of them erects a fence (with pics) [Florida]...

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 2019-05-24 18:41 

Slashdot

Uber and Lyft's Rise Tanked Wheelchair Access To Taxis...

A new San Francisco city report details the devastating drop in on-demand rides for the disability community after the rise of Uber and Lyft. From a report: The financial blow to the taxi industry, the report alleges, was also a blow to the availability o...

 2019-05-24 18:38 

reddit

Penny Costs 2.06 Cents to Make in 2018, Nickel Costs 7.53 Cents; US Mint Realizes $321.1M in Seigniorage...
 2019-05-24 18:20 

Fark

Want to make six figures? Work in San Francisco. Want to keep six figures? Live in Oakland [Unlikely]...

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 2019-05-24 18:05 

Fark

"Seven Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend." Not listed: Leave the little bastards at home while you go enjoy some barbecue [Amusing]...

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 2019-05-24 18:04 

reddit

2 Texas men die trying to jump car over open drawbridge...
 2019-05-24 18:01 

Slashdot

NASA Executive Quits Weeks After Appointment To Lead 2024 Moon Landing Plan...

A top NASA executive hired in April to guide strategy for returning astronauts to the moon by 2024 has resigned, the space agency said on Thursday, the culmination of internal strife and dwindling congressional support for the lunar initiative. From a rep...

 2019-05-24 17:50 

Fark

Bow chicka bow WOOOOOOOOOOOOW [Giggity]...

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 2019-05-24 17:36 

reddit

Medical Marijuana Will Be a Legal Alternative to Opioids in Colorado...
 2019-05-24 17:35 

Fark

Just in time for pollen season, Seattle explores congestion pricing [Interesting]...

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 2019-05-24 17:20 

Fark

Neither snow, sleet, hail, or freezing rain will stop Ottawa's postal workers from making their rounds. But a skunk spotted in the neighborhood is a different story [Amusing]...

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 2019-05-24 17:20 

Slashdot

Delivery App Orders Restaurants To Cook Almost Whatever You Want...

Russia's largest tech company is launching a delivery service that allows a customer to tell a restaurant what to cook, whether it's on the menu or not. From a report: Yandex NV will prepare meal kits with ingredients based on a customer's req...

 2019-05-24 17:17 

Boing Boing

Stephen Colbert plays D&D with Matt Mercer for Red Nose Day...

There are so many things to love about Stephen Colbert. For me, his unapologetic nerdiness is high on that list. His obviously large and tender heart is, too. These two impulses come together in this Critcal Role video, done as a fundraiser for Red Nose D...

 2019-05-24 17:10 

Boing Boing

Highly rated Black n' Red notebook on sale...

Amazon has a good sale on the 11-3/4" x 8-1/4", twin wire bound, 70 sheets/140 pages Black n' Red notebook . It has a 4.3 star rating with over 523 customer reviews. Read the rest...

 2019-05-24 17:05 

Fark

*Kung Fu music starts* Homeless man: "You have dishonored my dojo." Random stranger: "What?" Homeless man: "Iron Palm strike" *Kapow* [Scary]...

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 2019-05-24 16:59 

reddit

FBI: New Jersey man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters...
 2019-05-24 16:59 

reddit

California Bill Offers Tax Incentives To Filmmakers That Leave Georgia Over Abortion Laws...
 2019-05-24 16:52 

Boing Boing

Deepfaking Mona Lisa...

From a Cornell University paper by Egor Zakharov, Aliaksandra Shysheya, Egor Burkov, and Victor Lempitsky titled " Few-Shot Adversarial Learning of Realistic Neural Talking Head Models " Several recent works have shown how highly realistic human h...

 2019-05-24 16:48 

reddit

Three more die on Everest amid overcrowding...
 2019-05-24 16:40 

Slashdot

Mobile Chrome, Safari and Firefox Failed To Show Phishing Warnings For More Than a Year...

An anonymous reader writes: For more than a year, mobile browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari failed to show any phishing warnings to users, according to a research paper published this week. "We identified a gaping hole in the protection ...

 2019-05-24 16:39 

Boing Boing

A cheap bread lame that should work just fine...

I bought a bread lame . A friend of mine is doing all sorts of fancy scoring to his bread. Mine just tastes good. I will try to make some fancy cuts in some bread soon, it will probably taste the same. This lame is as cheap as I could find, as I do not th...

 2019-05-24 16:36 

reddit

Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks...

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