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 2020-01-17 16:50 

Fark

Australian town flooded by a caravan of illegal emus [Amusing]...

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 2020-01-17 16:46 

Slashdot

FBI: Nation-State Actors Have Breached Two US Municipalities...

Nation-state hackers breached the networks of two US municipalities last year, the FBI said in a security alert sent to private industry partners last week. An anonymous reader writes: The hacks took place after attackers used the CVE-2019-0604 vulnerabil...

 2020-01-17 16:45 

Boing Boing

Yosemite sickens guests...

Approximately 170 people who recently visited Yosemite are suffering stomach pain, nausea and diaherria. CNN : About 170 people who've gone to Yosemite National Park this month are suffering from gastrointestinal illness, including visitors and employ...

 2020-01-17 16:20 

Fark

Some people just can't function until they have had their coffee [Scary]...

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 2020-01-17 16:06 

Slashdot

Biden Wants To Get Rid of Law That Shields Companies like Facebook From Liability For What Their Users Post...

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to get rid of the legal protection that has shielded social media companies including Facebook from liability for users' posts. From a report: The former vice president's stance, presented in an in...

 2020-01-17 16:05 

Fark

Totally ripped Edinburgh brothers smash world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean by six days [Cool]...

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 2020-01-17 15:58 

Boing Boing

Lost horse takes city bus ride back home...

Last night, a lost horse was trotting around the busy A48 road in Cardiff, Wales. Police and passers-by weren't quite sure what to do but a kind Cardiff Bus driver stopped and offered to take the horse to meet its owners at a safe location. From BBC :...

 2020-01-17 15:50 

reddit

VA caught intentionally cancelling veterans appointments to meet a quota. Effectively putting veteran lives at risk....
 2020-01-17 15:50 

Fark

Fed-Ex delivery drivers caught on video working in an efficient manner [Dumbass]...

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 2020-01-17 15:30 

reddit

Woman, 25, upset by emergency room wait heads to urgent care but dies...
 2020-01-17 15:25 

Slashdot

EU Mulls Five-Year Ban on Facial Recognition Tech in Public Areas...

The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years, to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses. From a report: The plan by the EU's executive -- set out in an 18-page white paper -- come...

 2020-01-17 15:20 

Fark

While American cops are busy shooting family pets for no reason, police in Wales find a horse running loose in the middle of a main road and put it on the next bus home [Amusing]...

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 2020-01-17 15:05 

Fark

Problem: You've got some vacation time coming up, but you're a miserable wet blanket of a human being who is absolutely incapable of relaxing, having fun, or doing anything that you can't ...

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 2020-01-17 14:45 

Fark

Andrew Wakefield, still trying to kill us all, and he has help [Sick]...

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 2020-01-17 14:45 

Slashdot

Aussie Firefighters Save World's Only Groves Of Prehistoric Wollemi Pines...

As wildfires tear through Australia, a specialized team of firefighters has managed to save hidden groves of the Wollemi pine -- a rare prehistoric tree that outlived the dinosaurs. The trees are so rare, they were thought to be extinct until 1994. From a...

 2020-01-17 14:21 

Fark

Drugs are bad, mkay? They make you do stupid shiat like eating your mom's cremated remains [Sick]...

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 2020-01-17 14:09 

Boing Boing

Learn full stack web development with this $13 Javascript course...

If you're looking to build a career in web development, it starts with Javascript. This programming language was there at the golden age of the internet, and it's still the basis for millions of web pages and apps worldwide. Suffice to say, if you...

 2020-01-17 14:08 

Boing Boing

Audio history of Outsider Art...

"In the Realms of the Unreal [Henry Darger], 1998" by Joe Coleman "Outsider art" is generally defined as work created by untrained, self-taught, or "nave" artists who aren't connected to or influenced by the traditional art wor...

 2020-01-17 14:07 

Slashdot

YouTube's Algorithm is Pushing Climate Misinformation Videos, and Their Creators Are Profiting From It...

An anonymous reader shares a report: When an ad runs on a YouTube video, the video creator generally keeps 55 percent of the ad revenue, with YouTube getting the other 45 percent. This system's designed to compensate content creators for their work. B...

 2020-01-17 14:00 

Fark

Photoshop Neil Armstrong's lightsaber [Photoshop]...

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 2020-01-17 13:59 

Boing Boing

Not sure about this Thomas the Tank Engine reboot...

Y NAKAJIMA posted this fully functional "Assault Type Thomas" to YouTube. Check out more photos at Badland Models . I dig the postapocalyptic Chp 'n' Dale. Read the rest...

 2020-01-17 13:43 

Fark

Fark-ready headline: Deaf man sues Pornhub over lack of closed captioning [Amusing]...

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 2020-01-17 13:40 

reddit

Brazilian Secretary of Culture quotes Goebbels in official statement...
 2020-01-17 13:21 

Fark

This is what a million pound coin looks like, and it is super-hard to lift, too (possible nsfw content on page) [Interesting]...

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 2020-01-17 13:18 

Boing Boing

Every time you play this audio, it will seem to end on a higher pitch...

Defacto Sound posted this short loop of audio, the sound of a tape being sped up then stopped abruptly. Each time you play it, they say, it will sound like it's getting higher in pitch. Did it do it for you? It worked for me about three times, then th...

 2020-01-17 13:18 

reddit

'I'm appalled': Lawyers alarmed as Ottawa gives more powers to U.S. border officers at Canadian airports...
 2020-01-17 13:04 

Fark

Easy to catch ISIS warlord nabbed from his hiding place by SWAT team because he's so fat he needed to be carried around in back of pick-up truck (possible nsfw content on page) [Dumbass]...

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 2020-01-17 13:00 

Boing Boing

Watch the gloriously brutal trailer for Danzig's horror movie directorial debut "Verotika"...

Famed " Mother " crooner and former ex-lead-singer of the Misfits Glenn Danzig has finally directed his first film, and of course it's a horror anthology. The movie's called Verotika , and while I'm slightly disappointed he didn't ...

 2020-01-17 13:00 

Slashdot

Oracle Ties Previous All-Time Patch High With January 2020 Updates...

"Not sure if this is good news (Oracle is very busy patching their stuff) or bad news (Oracle is very busy patching their stuff) but this quarterly cycle they tied their all-time high number of vulnerability fixes released," writes Slashdot reader...

 2020-01-17 12:59 

Boing Boing

Tools to replace swear words with grawlixes: symbols suggesting anger and obscenity...

A headline earlier today benefited from some creative obfuscation of the word "motherfucker4;, and there's no better method than grawlixes: a set of now-traditional characters used to suggest anger, confusion, obscenity, resentment and other li...

 2020-01-17 12:49 

reddit

Hidden cameras capture misinformation, fundraising tactics used by anti-vaxx movement...
 2020-01-17 12:47 

Fark

"Why isn't it creepy for you to know when the next bus is due, but it is creepy for the bus company to know that you're waiting for a bus?" [Creepy]...

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 2020-01-17 12:43 

reddit

FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities...
 2020-01-17 12:40 

Boing Boing

Happy 30th Anniversary to They Might Be Giants' iconic "Flood" album...

I missed this earlier in the week, but Wednesday, January 15 was the 30th anniversary of They Might Be Giants' third album, Flood —their major label debut that brought Casio synths and drum machines and Triangle Man and Constantinople to the mai...

 2020-01-17 12:30 

Fark

Here is your real-life Joker, who killed his wife and collected her insurance. Difficulty: Locked in Arkham Asylum for life [Sick]...

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 2020-01-17 12:30 

Boing Boing

Man investigates motherf er who drove into row of parked motherf ers...

Ed Lawson describes the scene of an accident in no uncertain words. "I don't know where the fuck that came from! Read the rest...

 2020-01-17 12:30 

reddit

Ex-congressman Chris Collins to be sentenced in New York for insider trading...
 2020-01-17 12:21 

reddit

Man gets 12-year sentence for keeping phone after being arrested...
 2020-01-17 12:20 

Boing Boing

Ten minutes of collapsing water towers...

As an antidote to the madness and mayhem I subjected you all to with my idiots with chainsaws post, here is ten minutes of controlled demolition of decommissioned water towers. This is a great example of professionals knowing what they're doing as the...

 2020-01-17 12:04 

Boing Boing

Houston cop shoots black man trying to wash his car window, claims it was "terrorist threat"...

An undercover cop in Houston shot a man who he claims approached his car, made terroristic threats, then reached for a gun. The man, Keith Martin, 45, says he was simply offering to clean his car . Martin survived his injuries, but is stuck in jail. Marti...

 2020-01-17 11:56 

reddit

Model arrested for for false rape allegations...
 2020-01-17 11:55 

reddit

Money donated to charity 'withheld' from girl who starved to death...
 2020-01-17 11:51 

Boing Boing

Tiny protest signs for your cocktails...

I'm absolutely charmed by Fred & Friends' Pick-its , clever little picket signs made for boozy beverages. Unite with your fellow party-goers to take on the establishment and CHOOSE BOOZE! PICK ITS will mix it up and make a statement with 12 clever...

 2020-01-17 11:33 

Fark

That Utah condom story that just broke has caused a much bigger mess than expected [Followup]...

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 2020-01-17 10:32 

Fark

Over 170 visitors to Yosemite National Park sickened by norovirus. NPS rangers got a little lackadaisical in wiping down surfaces of cliff faces and Yosemite toads [Sick]...

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 2020-01-17 10:28 

Boing Boing

Robot bird with real pigeon feathers to improve agility...

PigeonBot is a robotic bird outfitted with real pigeon feathers that move to reshape its wings like an actual bird. Developed by researchers in Stanford's LentinkLab , the remote-controlled PigeonBot demonstrates how morphing wings improves flying agi...

 2020-01-17 10:23 

Boing Boing

New biography of electronic music pioneer Wendy Carlos...

From her groundbreaking first album Switched-On Bach (1968) to the unforgettable soundtracks for A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Shining (1980), and Tron (1982), Wendy Carlos is a living legend of electronic music. In March, Oxford University Press will pu...

 2020-01-17 10:00 

Slashdot

MLB: Use Electronic Surveillance To Capture Fans' Data, Not Opponents' Signs...

theodp writes: Major League Baseball Regulations "prohibit the use of electronic equipment during games and state that no such equipment may be used for the purpose of stealing signs or conveying information designed to give a Club an advantage," ...

 2020-01-17 09:32 

Fark

Mayor Anne Hidalgo vowed to make Paris bicycle-friendly in one year. She succeeded [Hero]...

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 2020-01-17 09:01 

reddit

Turkey announces it will build 'settlements' in occupied Syria...

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