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 2020-06-03 22:02 

Slashdot

$350M 'Quant Fund' Played the Stock Market Using Real-Time Data -- Then 2020 Happened...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Next Web: Coatue's $350 million data-driven 'quant fund' made a swift exit from the market in early April -- having realized the coronavirus pandemic had rendered its algorithm unreliable, Business ...

 2020-06-03 22:00 

Fark

The Rupert Murdoch-owned NY Post is blowing the dog-whistles so hard the subterranean cave-dogs living beneath Mars just perked up their ears [Unlikely]...

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 2020-06-03 21:43 

Fark

Today's media apocalypse: Giant toxic toads [Florida]...

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 2020-06-03 21:39 

reddit

Nationwide Protests Against Police Brutality Megathread #7...
 2020-06-03 21:27 

Fark

2020, not satisfied with only large-scale mayhem, decides to play joke: "...a container of almond milk was being sent away for a urine analysis, according to a police report" [Sick]...

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 2020-06-03 21:25 

Slashdot

Global Smartphone Shipments To Fall 12% this Year on Virus Woes...

Global smartphone shipments will fall nearly 12% to 1.2 billion units in 2020, market research firm IDC said on Wednesday, citing lower consumer spending due to the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. From a report: The COVID-19 pandemic has not on...

 2020-06-03 21:17 

reddit

Virginia governor to announce removal of Richmond statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee...
 2020-06-03 21:12 

Fark

"Daddy changed the world" [Sad]...

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 2020-06-03 20:58 

Fark

"I was traumatized. I was with three black men and 15 police come to us and they're thinking I was trying to vandalize my own store" [Asinine]...

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 2020-06-03 20:45 

Slashdot

Game Publisher Cancels Contract With Developer, Then Tries To Poach Its Entire Team...

Three months after losing a deal with Take-Two, Star Theory Games was out of business. From a report: One Friday evening last December, employees of game designer Star Theory Games each received the same unusual recruitment message over LinkedIn. It struc...

 2020-06-03 20:44 

Fark

Company supported by Google, Twitter and Facebook sues Trump over executive order on social media clampdown. You can read about it all over the net [News]...

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 2020-06-03 20:32 

Fark

Police in Asheville, NC destroy a city-approved medical station during a protest, stabbing water bottles and spraying supplies so that anyone attempting to give care would be subject to chemical burns...

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 2020-06-03 20:30 

Boing Boing

New York Times column calls for U.S. military to suppress protests with "overwhelming force"...

The New York Times today published a column by Sen. Tom Cotton calling for the U.S. military to violently suppress nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by police in Minneapolis. These rioters, if not subdued, not...

 2020-06-03 20:20 

Fark

Perhaps the reason these George Floyd protests are getting so out of hand is that more Hollywood stars haven't weighed in with their thoughts on how we should be acting [Unlikely]...

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 2020-06-03 20:15 

Fark

7pm Eastern - it's the Fark Livestream News Summary. There were 10 lesser apocalypses in the news cycle in the past 24 hours including mutant ticks and Giant Meteor(s) 2020. Come find out what the...

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 2020-06-03 20:14 

reddit

NYC official calls for plan to address protesters' "anger and pain," instead of a curfew and more cops...
 2020-06-03 20:05 

Fark

Perhaps the Westchester County DA should have come clean when they knew about massive police corruption last year rather than having it found out by the press, you know, right now [Scary]...

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 2020-06-03 20:05 

Slashdot

From RealPlayer To Toshiba, Tech Companies Cash in on the Facial Recognition Gold Rush...

At least 45 companies now advertise real-time facial recognition. From a report: More than a decade before Spotify, and years before iTunes, there was RealPlayer, the first mainstream solution to playing and streaming media to a PC. Launched in 1995, with...

 2020-06-03 20:00 

Fark

Photoshop this blank mind [Photoshop]...

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 2020-06-03 20:00 

Boing Boing

The Zubi Flyer is the hackable frisbee that could launch your kid's STEM career...

Most parents know that giving their kids educational toys and other projects will expand their minds. But what many might not realize is that physical play is actually building their mental abilities as well. Studies are still in beginning stages, but som...

 2020-06-03 19:58 

Fark

After saving them from the rotary hot dog machine, Niagara Falls man hands out baby raccoons in front of 7 Eleven [Scary]...

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 2020-06-03 19:44 

Fark

Giant Meteor 2020 [PSA]...

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 2020-06-03 19:39 

Boing Boing

George Floyd killing: Derek Chauvin charges elevated to 2nd degree murder, and 3 more Minneapolis officers charged...

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison increased the charge against Derek Chauvin, and charged Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd. On Wednesday, three additional Minneapolis poli...

 2020-06-03 19:37 

reddit

'No justice, no peace': Tens of thousands in London protest death of Floyd...
 2020-06-03 19:32 

Fark

Protip: if you're going to wear a mask and burn a cop car, be sure you cover up your shiatty neck tattoos [Dumbass]...

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 2020-06-03 19:30 

Fark

Officer Derek Chauvin's charges upgraded to second-degree murder; other three officers now also facing charges [NewsFlash]...

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 2020-06-03 19:27 

Boing Boing

The Facebook Community Standards Roast!...

SPOKEN WORD WITH ELECTRONICS #12...

 2020-06-03 19:25 

Slashdot

Snapchat To Stop Promoting Trump's Content...

Snapchat said Wednesday it would no longer promote President Donald Trump's content in its Discover section, a move that brings the messaging company closer to Twitter's approach in the ongoing debate over political speech. From a report: The comp...

 2020-06-03 19:20 

Fark

Police called to the scene say the man was screaming outside, shouting: "I am God." Jesus heard muttering to himself, go home Dad, you're drunk [Dumbass]...

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 2020-06-03 19:16 

Boing Boing

Trump denies, then confirms he hid in 'secure bunker' this weekend as protests raged near White House...

Impeached president Donald Trump on Wednesday first denied, then confirmed ( it's a pattern !) that he fled to a secure bunker beneath the White House this past weekend, as Black Lives Matter/George Floyd protests raged nearby and heavily armed law en...

 2020-06-03 19:14 

reddit

ACLU sues Minnesota for police violence against the press...
 2020-06-03 19:10 

Fark

Scientist admits Sweden could have handled the coronavirus outbreak better, possibly by doing something, anything [Followup]...

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 2020-06-03 19:06 

Boing Boing

CNN and Sesame Street to address racism in town hall special...

Parents can send their family's questions in about protests, racism and diversity HERE . CNN : The 60-minute special "Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families" will air on Saturday, June 6, at...

 2020-06-03 19:00 

Boing Boing

Catholics have more fun: baptism by squirt gun...

Covid-19 physical distancing has sparked a new trend among Catholics with a sense of humor: baptism by water pistol. The telltale sign that this child is a girl might not be the christening gown, but the pink water gun. Interesting too, because historical...

 2020-06-03 18:59 

Fark

Mother Nature has entered the chat [News]...

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 2020-06-03 18:58 

reddit

Man arrested after pulling rifle on black lives matter protesters...
 2020-06-03 18:49 

Fark

New Hampshire man determined to make his daughter the most hated person in high school [Dumbass]...

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 2020-06-03 18:45 

Slashdot

New Cold Boot Attack Affects Seven Years of LG Android Smartphones...

South Korean phone manufacturer LG has released a security update last month to fix a vulnerability that impacts its Android smartphones sold over the past seven years. From a report: The vulnerability, tracked under the identifier of CVE-2020-12753, impa...

 2020-06-03 18:39 

Fark

Police sources: 'looters steal 2.4m of Rolex watches'. NY Post headline: 'looters swipe 2.4m of Rolex watches'. 4th paragraph: 'store spokesman says no watches were stolen' [As...

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 2020-06-03 18:29 

reddit

Pentagon science adviser quits over security tactics for Trump church photos...
 2020-06-03 18:29 

Fark

Today is National Running Day, so get out there and show your patriotism by running away from tear gas and cops [Interesting]...

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 2020-06-03 18:19 

Fark

Screaming, drunk resident with barking dog doesn't understand citation for noise disturbance, begins stomping on her floor and pounding on the walls. In other news, apartment for rent, cheap [Dumb...

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 2020-06-03 18:15 

Fark

Fark NotNewsletter: How Trump's Twitter tantrum affects Fark [FarkBlog]...

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 2020-06-03 18:14 

reddit

Police chief: If you think Floyd video shows reasonable force, turn your badge in - CNN Video...
 2020-06-03 18:09 

Fark

Trump to block Chinese Passenger jet from entering the US starting on June 16 [News]...

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 2020-06-03 18:04 

Slashdot

Stanford Lab Envisions Delivery Drones that Save Energy by Taking the Bus...

Researchers from Stanford University have devised a way for hundreds of drones to use the bus or trams in an effort to redesign how packages are distributed in cities. Should such a solution ever scale, it could reduce delivery van congestion and energy u...

 2020-06-03 17:59 

Fark

Shock jocks fail to read the room and try to tap dance around using the N-word... find out their tap shoes are still plenty loud [Dumbass]...

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 2020-06-03 17:51 

reddit

Attorney General Keith Ellison to elevate charges against officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck; also charging other 3 involved...
 2020-06-03 17:50 

Boing Boing

'MARCH WITH US' — Keke Palmer brings armed National Guard members to their knees during LA protest in viral video...

Her name is Keke Palmer . She is amazing. She's an actor in Los Angeles, and an activist. Watch the entire video. Watch all of this. pic.twitter.com/YHq0QhXrnw — Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) June 2, 2020 "Control this area?" Keke Palmer aske...

 2020-06-03 17:50 

Fark

Latvia has no islands. Estonia has thousands. Solution: Estonia sells an island to Latvia, with the selling point being that there's so much wine stored there that one wouldn't have to go back...

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