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 2021-01-21 19:04 

reddit

An alleged Saudi troll campaign is targeting a movie about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi...
 2021-01-21 18:57 

reddit

German scientists make paralyzed mice walk again...
 2021-01-21 18:51 

reddit

Judge rejects NRA bid to dismiss or move lawsuit by New York attorney general...
 2021-01-21 18:50 

Fark

Israel is going to give COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Palestinians [Followup]...

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 2021-01-21 18:46 

Boing Boing

Beautiful new song from Billie Eilish and Rosala...

Billie Eilish and Rosala just released this gorgeous collaboration, "Lo Vas a Olvidar," written for the TV show Euphoria. Video director: Nabil...

 2021-01-21 18:41 

Slashdot

NSA Urges System Administrators To Replace Obsolete TLS Protocols...

The US National Security Agency has issued a security advisory this month urging system administrators in federal agencies and beyond to stop using old and obsolete TLS protocols. From a report: "NSA recommends that only TLS 1.2 or TLS 1.3 be used; an...

 2021-01-21 18:36 

Boing Boing

Melania is so done in this humorous last-day video...

If "I'm over it" were a person. pic.twitter.com/CLA8WucyXX — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 21, 2021 Melania couldn't get out of there (and away from hubby) fast enough as she made a beeline to the car yesterday. She i...

 2021-01-21 18:35 

Fark

Today, President Biden is doing what Trump should've done a year ago but decided not to do [Hero]...

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 2021-01-21 18:29 

Boing Boing

The Simpsons: a strange and unsettling live action segment from Spanish TV...

This live action sketch of The Simpsons is from a Spanish television show called Cruz y Raya. They're currently creating a full-length feature in this style for Disney+. I wish that were true. ( r/ObscureMedia )...

 2021-01-21 18:27 

Fark

Trump administration will not have signature collection to display in White House China Room due to time, cost, fact no one cares [Obvious]...

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 2021-01-21 18:19 

Boing Boing

New way to prostate cancer with a urine sample is 99% accurate...

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) says it's come up with a way to detect prostate cancer with a high degree of accuracy through a urine test. The most common method in use today requires a blood draw to look at a cancer factor calle...

 2021-01-21 18:19 

reddit

Agents find sniper rifle, stash of weapons in home of "Zip Tie Guy"...
 2021-01-21 18:03 

Boing Boing

Street interview with Tokyoites about the Capitol Riot...

Asian Boss went on the streets of Tokyo to find out what Japanese citizens thought of the January 6 Capitol Riot. Most of them think the United States has become more divided, racist, and hostile to foreigners. They also said Trump was to blame for the ri...

 2021-01-21 18:01 

Slashdot

Beijing's New AI Academy is Aiming For Breakthroughs and Ethical Controls...

An anonymous reader writes: China produces as many artificial intelligence researchers as the US, but it lags in fundamental research. The government hopes to make up ground with a new AI lab in Beijing that brings together top researchers from AI and ind...

 2021-01-21 18:00 

Fark

Fishermen cast nets, catch large tusked mammal. Difficulty: not a narwhal [Strange]...

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 2021-01-21 17:49 

Boing Boing

Ford Bronco dealership accidentally sells a demo car to a man, then insists he give it back...

In December, a man in Florida bought a brand new Ford Bronco Sport. Adam Sidoti went about it like most people do: he traded in his old sedan, forked over $2,500 to the Ford dealership as a down payment, and obtained financing. — Read the rest...

 2021-01-21 17:48 

Boing Boing

Review of the Llano MicroDock for Nintendo Switch...

MakeUseOf reviews the Kickstarted Llano MicroDock for Nintendo Switch (about $100). It looks good as a replacement for the bulky dock that also allows you to record and stream your gameplay. The Llano MicroDock for Nintendo Switch is a pocket-sized replac...

 2021-01-21 17:35 

Boing Boing

Russian teen on 'how-to impersonate an American' at a protest...

This video is absolutely wonderful! Omg it's amazing. First one: how to pretend you are an American tourist when the police try to arrest you on Saturday: pic.twitter.com/0fPfSPGSIv — Tanja Maier (@tanjamaier17) January 21, 2021 The bangs and fa...

 2021-01-21 17:30 

Fark

Today's two hour serving of 80's alt/post-punk/new wave includes music from The Primitives and Pete Shelley, and a killer 80's live set. Hear what terrestrial radio doesn't sound like ...

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 2021-01-21 17:27 

Boing Boing

Watch this dialect coach speak in different U.S. accents...

Eric Singer, a dialect coach often featured in Wired videos, and his colleagues demonstrate how people in different parts of the United States talk. Until I watched this, I lumped all east coast accents into one group, and the same for southern accents, b...

 2021-01-21 17:25 

reddit

DDoS-Guard To Forfeit Internet Space Occupied by Parler...
 2021-01-21 17:23 

Boing Boing

Gov. Schwarzenegger gets vaccinated: "Come with me if you want to live"...

California's former Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, gets the COVID-19 vaccine and encourages the rest of us to do so as well....

 2021-01-21 17:20 

Fark

Sure your morning coffee will help with your daily Constitutional, but it shouldn't be interrupted by a stranger doing a number two in your neighbor's yard [Sick]...

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 2021-01-21 17:20 

reddit

Woman who allegedly helped steal Pelosi laptop to be released from jail...
 2021-01-21 17:18 

Boing Boing

After being investigated for his blog post, Cory Doctorow sent this FOIA request to the FBI...

Last week an FBI special agent rang up Cory Doctorow and told him he had questions about a blog post Cory had written in July about a Popular Mechanics article on the physics of toppling statues. Wisely, Cory put the FBI agent in touch with an attorney at...

 2021-01-21 17:18 

Slashdot

Sequoia Holdings Says Employees Can Draw Part of Salary in Cryptocurrencies...

Software development services provider Sequoia Holdings said on Thursday its employees can now receive a part of their salary in cryptocurrencies, should they choose to. From a report: Under the new program, employees can elect to defer a portion of their...

 2021-01-21 17:09 

Boing Boing

Here's how most blind people pour hot liquids...

J.R. Bjornson demonstrates a liquid indicator that he got for free from the Canadian Institute for the Blind. These devices also come in a vibrating option that has a magnet so it can be attached to a refrigerator. Image: YouTube / J.R. — Read the r...

 2021-01-21 17:06 

Boing Boing

The LEGO Minnie Winnie...

Not just for vacations anymore! LEGO is offering a "Holiday Camper" that looks a lot like a Minnie Winnie to me. Extremely popular in California's campgrounds and on its city streets, the Minnie Winnie seems uncomfortable to folks in a larger ...

 2021-01-21 17:03 

reddit

China says it is a 'victim' after Twitter locks embassy account...
 2021-01-21 17:01 

Fark

Photoshop the mitten man [Photoshop]...

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 2021-01-21 16:58 

Boing Boing

Amazing demo of the world's glowiest glow-in-the-dark paint...

To follow up to his ultra-black room , James at Action Lab did up a room with LIT pigment , the highest-lumen glow-in-the-dark pigment. Then he blasted it with a 100,000 lumen flashlight. Very cool! He also explains light reflectivity and shows a sample o...

 2021-01-21 16:50 

Fark

Don't pick your nose in the McDonald's drive thru [Amusing]...

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 2021-01-21 16:45 

Boing Boing

Squirrel photographer shares tricks of the trade...

Belgian photographer Niki Colemont considers squirrels "the perfect models," so he takes weeks setting up fanciful shots with wild squirrels . He gets his shots in camera and does not manipulate them in Photoshop. It shows why he was a National Ge...

 2021-01-21 16:43 

Slashdot

Goodbye and Good Riddance To the 16:9 Aspect Ratio...

One of the biggest trends coming out of this year's CES wasn't something people will necessarily notice at first glance unless they look closely. From a report: After enduring years of cramped, "widescreen" laptop displays, it looks like w...

 2021-01-21 16:33 

Boing Boing

How regenerative crops and Afro-Indigenous farming techniques are putting carbon back in the ground...

One of the newest episodes of Gimlet Media's climate change podcast, How To Save A Planet , focuses on two very different farmers who take unique approaches to the same carbon-reduction practice: regenerative agriculture , which is all about enriching...

 2021-01-21 16:20 

Fark

If you're in Maryland check your pockets [Spiffy]...

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 2021-01-21 16:11 

reddit

Giant worm's undersea lair discovered by fossil hunters in Taiwan...
 2021-01-21 16:05 

Fark

'No evidence of decline' in COVID-19 rates in England's third lockdown, which could imply the need for a fourth or fifth lockdown [Scary]...

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 2021-01-21 16:03 

Slashdot

Ubuntu Now Runs On Apple Silicon, Devs Say It's 'Completely Usable'...

niftydude writes: Developers at ARM virtualisation company Corellium have managed to get Ubuntu 20.04 up and running on the new Apple Silicon Mac Mini. And we're not talking 'it boots and prints a load of text' running here. No, this is the fu...

 2021-01-21 15:55 

Boing Boing

Biden warned his new staff "I will fire you on the spot" if they disobey this one rule...

President Biden had a meeting with his nearly 1,000 presidential appointees yesterday and gave them a stern warning. "I'm not joking when I say this: If you're ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk d...

 2021-01-21 15:53 

Boing Boing

Linux running on Apple Silicon...

You'll need to use a USB adapter for WiFi and there's no video acceleration yet, but as of now, you can install Linux on Apple's ARM laptops and desktop computers. Linux is now completely usable on the Mac mini M1. Booting from USB a full Ubun...

 2021-01-21 15:50 

Fark

A booklet from the 50's on how to encourage your wife to divorce you. Not safe for woke [Asinine]...

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 2021-01-21 15:47 

reddit

Ohio provider suspended for mishandling, spoiling Covid vaccine doses...
 2021-01-21 15:41 

Boing Boing

AI counts elephants from space...

Researchers have posted a paper about using satellite images to count elephants on the ground: Using veryhighresolution satellite imagery and deep learning to detect and count African elephants in heterogeneous landscapes . In this study, we apply a Convo...

 2021-01-21 15:41 

Boing Boing

Parody 'Trump Presidential Library' is dead on...

This is a fantastic example of what the DJT Presidential Librar y should be. The Hall of Criminality and the Alt-Right Auditorium are perfect. The Donald J Trump Presidential Library...

 2021-01-21 15:35 

Fark

Drunk girl who started twerking and doing handstands on a McDonald's counter then grabbed a mop and locked herself in a toilet later bragged about her insane antics online. Subby can't improve...

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 2021-01-21 15:30 

Boing Boing

Explore the famed faery painting of an artist dealing with mental illness in the mid-1800s...

I just discovered a fascinating piece on Public Domain Review about Richard Dadd, a Victorian-era painter who is best known for the surreal depictions of faeries and other supernatural entities that he created while he was in asylum for having an "uns...

 2021-01-21 15:27 

reddit

Ex-Louisville officer charged in Breonna Taylor case wants trial venue moved...
 2021-01-21 15:26 

Boing Boing

MAGA and Qanon "desperate and disillusioned"...

Up until the end, Trump's truest believers thought something was going to happen . Biden arrested as he walked onto the inaugural stage . A last-minute military coup to keep him in office . Anything that would keep alive the conspiracy theory that Tru...

 2021-01-21 15:21 

Slashdot

Raspberry Pi Foundation Launches $4 Microcontroller With Custom Chip...

Meet the Raspberry Pi Pico, a tiny little microcontroller that lets you build hardware projects with some code running on the microcontroller. Even more interesting, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is using its own RP2040 chip, which means that the foundation...

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