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 2021-01-25 07:25 

Fark

Every once in a while, a church gets in the news for doing something unexpectedly good [Hero]...

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 2021-01-25 06:05 

Fark

Trucker stopped for driving buzzed [Scary]...

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 2021-01-25 06:04 

Slashdot

10 Years After Its Discontinuation, Some Fans Still Love Microsoft's Zune Mp3 Player...

"It was weird to own a Zune in 2005," remembers a new article in the Verge. "It is even weirder to own a Zune in 2021 — let alone 16 of them. And yet, 27-year-old Conner Woods proudly shows off his lineup on a kitchen table."They com...

 2021-01-25 05:35 

Fark

Oldest living bear in Yellowstone euthanized for fear he would have trouble surviving, Yogi doesn't care for the irony [Sad]...

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 2021-01-25 05:05 

Fark

Killing your mom over bad grades is no way to go through life future Florida Man [Florida]...

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 2021-01-25 04:05 

Fark

Say what you will about America's response to COVID, but at least we haven't started burning down test centers. Yet [Asinine]...

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 2021-01-25 03:59 

reddit

WNBA team Atlanta Dream, co-owned by Kelly Loeffler, is close to being sold, league says...
 2021-01-25 03:52 

reddit

Sen. Cory Booker Eulogizes U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River...
 2021-01-25 03:45 

reddit

Biden to reverse Trump's military transgender ban...
 2021-01-25 03:35 

Fark

M-I-C. See, do you need help? K-E-Y, Why, yes, the cops are on the way. M-O-U-S-E [Spiffy]...

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 2021-01-25 03:18 

Slashdot

Does Facebook Have a Joe Biden Problem?...

Last week the Democratic party took control of all three branches of the U.S. government — and the BBC's North America technology reporter notes they dislike Facebook even more now than during the Cambridge Analytica scandal:Since then, Democrat...

 2021-01-25 03:00 

Boing Boing

From sourdough pizza to vegan recipes, these master class courses can transform you into a serious chef and baker...

What did you have for dinner last night? If your answer falls somewhere between leftovers, a sandwich, or a frozen pizza , it might be time to start getting serious about your culinary skills. While nobody is suggesting you start cranking out souffles or ...

 2021-01-25 02:55 

reddit

Godiva Chocolates to close all 128 North American stores due to coronavirus pandemic...
 2021-01-25 02:21 

reddit

Video shows Tacoma police officer drive into crowd, injuring at least 1...
 2021-01-25 02:19 

reddit

Bay Area man fights off four home invaders, killing one, police say...
 2021-01-25 02:05 

Fark

Man carjacked after letting a stranger "test drive" his SUV [Dumbass]...

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 2021-01-25 01:42 

reddit

U.S. rejoins fight against climate change at high level summit...
 2021-01-25 01:24 

reddit

Pandemic math: Billionaire wealth soars as millions fall into poverty, Oxfam says...
 2021-01-25 01:18 

Slashdot

Dropping WhatsApp? Despite Security Concerns, Nostalgia Drives Users to ICQ...

Here's an interesting tidbit from The Wall Street Journal:ICQ was a pioneering, mid-1990s internet messaging service then used on bulky PCs on dial-up. It was a precursor to AOL Instant Messenger, and was last in vogue when the TV show "Friends...

 2021-01-25 01:18 

Slashdot

Dropping WhatsApp? Despite Privacy Concerns, Nostalgia Drives Users to ICQ...

Here's an interesting tidbit from The Wall Street Journal:ICQ was a pioneering, mid-1990s internet messaging service then used on bulky PCs on dial-up. It was a precursor to AOL Instant Messenger, and was last in vogue when the TV show "Friends...

 2021-01-25 01:17 

Fark

This seems like big news [News]...

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 2021-01-25 01:00 

Fark

Photoshop this MRI [Photoshop]...

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 2021-01-25 00:54 

reddit

Baby abandoned on the side of the road found by Amazon driver...
 2021-01-25 00:14 

reddit

WhatsApp loses millions of users after terms update...
 2021-01-25 00:11 

reddit

CDC director says federal government does not know how much Covid vaccine the U.S. has...
 2021-01-25 00:05 

Fark

Arrest a man for collecting signatures? That's a firing [Facepalm]...

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 2021-01-24 23:48 

Slashdot

Andrew Yang Proposes a Local Currency, Sees Growing Support for Universal Basic Income...

In March Andrew Yang's nonprofit gave $1,000 one-time grants to a thousand residents in the Bronx. This week a new article in the New Yorker asks one of those grant recipients how they feel about Yang's newest proposal as he runs to be New York...

 2021-01-24 23:39 

reddit

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold off Green Bay Packers to punch Super Bowl ticket...
 2021-01-24 23:02 

reddit

Man pleads guilty to 36 deaths in san francisco warehouse fire....
 2021-01-24 22:48 

Slashdot

Despite SolarWinds Cyberattack, Microsoft's Azure Business Predicted to Benefit...

"Microsoft Corp. was wrapped into a massive cybersecurity attack late last year," reports MarketWatch, "but the unprecedented intrusion may actually end up being a positive for the company's bottom line." UBS analyst Karl Keirstead, wh...

 2021-01-24 22:44 

reddit

Threatening email sent to 5,000 parents, students through Massachusetts school's account...
 2021-01-24 22:43 

Boing Boing

The bizarre internet mystery of an Avril Lavigne song that doesn't exist...

For the last 20 years or so, I have had a healthy ambivalence towards Avril Lavigne. I don't get worked up over manufactured pop stars and pop songs; sometimes they're fine, they have a purpose, whatever. If I happen to be exposed to the music, ma...

 2021-01-24 22:42 

Boing Boing

Two-headed crocodile sculpture crafted with quail eggs...

Sarah Lee makes amazing sculptures using eggshells , like this two-headed croc covered in quail eggshells. Her Instagram has lots of other onderful pieces like this molting ouroboro s: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sarah Lee SF/Bay Area (@s...

 2021-01-24 22:42 

Boing Boing

Excavator extricated...

YouTuber LetsDig18 specializes in recovering excavators that get stuck in the mud, but this was "the worst excavator recovery of my career." This 41-minute epic struggle with the elements is oddly relaxing. Image: YouTube / LetsDig18...

 2021-01-24 22:42 

Boing Boing

Tucker Carlson falsely claims CNN Covid tracker taken down once Biden in office...

Fox News' talking lima bean, Tucker Carlson , claimed that once Joseph Robinette Biden had been sworn into office CNN had removed it's perpetual Covid graphic that ticked off cases and deaths due to the pandemic. The implication being that CNN wan...

 2021-01-24 22:41 

Boing Boing

Whatever happened to the company that decided to pay all of its employees a $70K minimum wage?...

Back in 2015, Dan Price of the credit card processing company Gravity Payments decided to pay everyone at his company a minimum salary of $70,000 a year , including himself. In the immediate aftermath, only two long-time employees left the company (out of...

 2021-01-24 22:40 

Boing Boing

An elegy for the dying breed of San Francisco private eyes...

I've always enjoyed reading and writing detective fiction; really, if any story has a noir vibe, I'm in. I'm certainly not alone in, but I've also found it curious considering how little we actually hear about modern day private investigat...

 2021-01-24 22:40 

Boing Boing

Tracking the Rise and Fall of the American middle class with shopping malls...

One of the best parts of Wonder Woman 1984 was the present-day opening sequence, of our lasso'd heroine battling some petty crooks at a shopping mall, interspersed with clips of our villain-to-be, Maxwell Lord, trying to sell fake oil securities throu...

 2021-01-24 22:38 

Fark

Everyone moves to the cities; animals move into the villages [Strange]...

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 2021-01-24 22:02 

Fark

The final refuge of sleazy 70s NYC to be demolished [Sad]...

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 2021-01-24 21:50 

Fark

"She was alone, she was pregnant ... She had to cross five countries, continents, an ocean, gunships, submarines, bombings, and more to get her kids safely here" to escape WWII Europe [Florida...

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 2021-01-24 21:48 

Slashdot

More Companies Are Joining 'Tech Exodus' From California...

This week Digital Reality data center services announced it was also relocating its headquarters from the San Francisco Bay Area to Texas, citing factors like a low cost of living and "supportive business climate". (Though it will still maintain a...

 2021-01-24 21:39 

reddit

5 people, including pregnant woman, killed in Indianapolis mass shooting...
 2021-01-24 21:38 

Fark

Why is freedom of the press so important? So the press can help unemployed man recover $80,000 life savings after banks seized funds [Spiffy]...

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 2021-01-24 21:14 

Fark

Dave leaves $1400 tip in Estes Park restaurant so each on-duty employee can get $200 bonus, still not here [Cool]...

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 2021-01-24 21:02 

Fark

Irish girl soon to be reunited with her Gaelic soccer ball that was found in Wales after being lost at sea. Tom Hanks and Wilson in tears [Sappy]...

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 2021-01-24 21:00 

Fark

Photoshop this arrest [Photoshop]...

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 2021-01-24 21:00 

Boing Boing

Cloud computing will remain one of 2021's biggest growth areas this training explains it all...

Every year, U.S. News and World Report compiles its Best Jobs list and once again, the venerable news outlet has determined it's pretty great to be a network architect. For another year, the role of computer network architect is on their list of the t...

 2021-01-24 20:56 

reddit

Clifton store sells $23.2 million Powerball ticket — and $1 million ticket in same drawing...
 2021-01-24 20:54 

reddit

Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district...

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