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 2020-11-24 18:08 

Boing Boing

Support the Georgia Peach Corps and Stacy Abrams' New Georgia Project...

In addition to sending out postcards, I have donated to the Georgia Peach Corp and to Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock directly . It feels like turning the two senate seats in Georgia blue would help things here a lot. Georgia Peach Corps : The Georgia Peac...

 2020-11-24 18:06 

reddit

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma pleads guilty in criminal case...
 2020-11-24 17:53 

Boing Boing

NASA studies show COVID-19 shutdowns lowered greenhouse gas emissions...

By modeling where the trend line was heading for several key greenhouse gases, and then comparing said trend line to what actually happened after COVID19 forced the world to shutter major cities, NASA's study suggests humanity is responsible for globa...

 2020-11-24 17:48 

Fark

Major PPE factory shuts down after 2,500 catch the Rona. No word if PPE was involved [Ironic]...

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 2020-11-24 17:33 

reddit

Qantas boss says passengers will need to be vaccinated for international flights...
 2020-11-24 17:30 

Fark

Today's two hour serving of 80's alt/post-punk/new wave includes music from The Wonderstuff, The Rave-Ups, Fashin, and Nick Heyward. Hear what terrestrial radio doesn't sound like on pastF...

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 2020-11-24 17:30 

Slashdot

Australia's Spy Agencies Caught Collecting COVID-19 App Data...

Australia's intelligence agencies have been caught "incidentally4; collecting data from the country's COVIDSafe contact tracing app during the first six months of its launch, a government watchdog has found. From a report: The report, publi...

 2020-11-24 17:20 

Fark

On this day in history, in 1859, Charles Darwin's 'Origin of the Species' was published, causing quite a few furious apes to start flinging poo [Vintage]...

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 2020-11-24 17:13 

Boing Boing

How to tell if you're flying on a Boeing Max 737...

I'm a nervous flyer to begin with, so the news that Boeing is putting its crash-prone Max 737 jet back into service fills me with Lovecraftian dread. I would rather ride a goddamn burro across the continental United States that get on one of those thi...

 2020-11-24 17:10 

reddit

After Nazi plot, plane crash, cancer and Covid, York woman reaches 100...
 2020-11-24 17:07 

reddit

Lawsuit claims Publix policies led 70-year-old deli worker to contract coronavirus, die...
 2020-11-24 17:05 

Fark

Not just now millions of starving giant rats [Scary]...

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 2020-11-24 16:50 

Fark

Salon owner who opened during lockdown hit with fines totalling 17,000. But she's not going to pay them, explaining that she 'doesn't consent to the fines' while quoting the Magna cart...

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 2020-11-24 16:45 

Slashdot

Tesla is Now Worth Half a Trillion Dollars...

Surging Tesla shares have pushed the company's market capitalization to more than $515 billion, a fivefold increase since the start of the year. From a report: The traditionally volatile stock has continued to experience price swings. But since reachi...

 2020-11-24 16:35 

Fark

Alien-like tentacles bursting out of dead praying mantis is here for you to start your nightmare early today (possible nsfw content on page) [Creepy]...

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 2020-11-24 16:20 

Fark

Go 30 and you're cited for speeding; go 20 and you're cited for blocking traffic. Well played, British cops [Asinine]...

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 2020-11-24 16:17 

Boing Boing

What to know about COVID tracing apps...

I have a group chat with some high school friends, who were recently talking about the COVID Alert CT App , a new voluntary state-sponsored COVID contact tracing option. Here's how it works, according to the Hartford Courant : The app uses Bluetooth t...

 2020-11-24 16:05 

Fark

Undeniable proof that cats are evil at heart, or ear [Weird]...

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 2020-11-24 16:05 

Slashdot

India Bans Another 43 Chinese Apps Over Cybersecurity Concerns...

India is not done banning Chinese apps. The world's second largest internet market, which has banned over 175 apps with links to the neighboring nation in recent months, said on Tuesday it was banning an additional 43 such apps. From a report: Like wi...

 2020-11-24 15:58 

reddit

Pennsylvania bans alcohol sales for Thanksgiving eve in effort to slow COVID-19 spread...
 2020-11-24 15:50 

Fark

If you want a Peloton you're going to have to waitaton [Obvious]...

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 2020-11-24 15:35 

Fark

CDC committee told not-so-good news about the Covid vaccine, the side effects are going to be no "walk in the park" for a lot of people [Scary]...

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 2020-11-24 15:25 

Slashdot

New Research Suggests Satoshi Nakamoto Lived In London While Working On Bitcoin....

An anonymous reader shares a report: Satoshi didn't leave much behind when he decided to leave the scene for good back in April, 2011. But, he did leave enough for us to conduct a thorough research into his whereabouts when he was working on Bitcoin. ...

 2020-11-24 15:20 

Fark

Hero of French Resistance dies at 100. Honored guests at his funeral included Hillary and Paul Flammond, Nigel the Torch, Dj Vu, Chocolate Mousse, Maitre'D, Nick Rivers, and Latrine [Hero]...

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 2020-11-24 15:05 

Fark

$15,000 fine? Seems like if you sold tickets for $5, you'd have a pretty good business model [Followup]...

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 2020-11-24 15:00 

Boing Boing

The Thanksgiving gag that ended NASA pranks forever...

The early days of space flight were quite different. Rocket scientists would sometimes even pull practical jokes on their team, such as the time Gene Kranz convinced flight director Chris Kraft that an Atlas rocket had actually taken off during a flight s...

 2020-11-24 14:56 

reddit

Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, expected to plead guilty to charges related to nation's opioid crisis...
 2020-11-24 14:47 

Slashdot

Baidu's Android Apps Caught Collecting Sensitive User Details...

Two Android applications belonging to Chinese tech giant Baidu were removed from the official Google Play Store at the end of October after they were caught collecting sensitive user details. From a report: The two apps -- Baidu Maps and Baidu Search Box ...

 2020-11-24 14:46 

Fark

2001: A Utah Space Odyssey - coming to a streaming service near you [Repeat]...

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 2020-11-24 14:45 

reddit

GSA chief says decision to allow transition to begin was 'solely mine'...
 2020-11-24 14:39 

reddit

Delta Air Lines to keep blocking middle seats...
 2020-11-24 14:29 

Fark

Turns out the higher efficacy of the Oxford vaccine when initially given as a half dose was less 'carefully-thought out plan' and more 'oops, we screwed up. How do we salvage this?' [F...

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 2020-11-24 14:11 

Slashdot

Intel Shuts Down Its AR/VR Volumetric Capture Stage...

Intel has pulled the plug on one of its most ambitious AR/VR projects to date: The company quietly shut down Intel Studios, a 10,000-square-foot volumetric capture stage in Los Angeles, last month. The facility had been heralded as the world's largest...

 2020-11-24 14:05 

reddit

In a first, San Francisco DA charges on-duty police officer with homicide...
 2020-11-24 14:05 

Fark

Grocery store advertising specials for plague rats determined to go through with a large Thanksgiving gathering apologizes for its "Plan A Super Spread" ad campaign [Dumbass]...

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 2020-11-24 14:03 

Boing Boing

T-shirt and jeans is not the Mandalorian way...

In the latest episode from The Mandalorian's second season, "The Siege" , an anachronism was spotted by viewers. Some guy, presumably working on the movie, was visible in the background of a shot featuring the main characters in an Imperial sp...

 2020-11-24 14:00 

Fark

Photoshop this outdoor elevator [Photoshop]...

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 2020-11-24 14:00 

Boing Boing

This handy adapter ties your Nintendo Switch, smartphone, and Bluetooth headphones' audio together...

A kid in tech-savvy 2020 has a lot of plates to keep spinning. That avalanche of technology often requires making some difficult choices, like this one: what happens when you want to listen to music streaming from your phone and play a game on your Ninten...

 2020-11-24 13:52 

Boing Boing

"IvanKKKa is a Nazi" by a new wave band that's "definitely not" Green Day...

The mysterious new wave band The Network, who swear they're not Green Day even though everyone knows they're Green Day , have released their first new music since their 2003 debut, Money Money 2020. The 4-song EP Trans AM includes such a danceable...

 2020-11-24 13:50 

Fark

Georgia mother says masks are "child abuse," then throws a 250-person homecoming party for her high schooler whose theme will wind up being "Superspreader '20" [Murica]...

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 2020-11-24 13:44 

reddit

Pope says anti-maskers stuck in 'their own little world of interests' | Pope Francis...
 2020-11-24 13:36 

Boing Boing

Apple's head of security indicted in iPads-for-gun-licenses bribery case...

Apple's Chief Security Officer Thomas Moyer was charged with bribery Tuesday after allegedly giving 200 iPads to local officials in exchange for concealed-carry gun licenses for Apple's security team. The Morgan Hill Times reports that others indi...

 2020-11-24 13:35 

reddit

'We're drowning': COVID cases flood hospitals in America's heartland...
 2020-11-24 13:30 

Fark

Thanksgiving dinner comes from the grocery store. How hard is that? [Interesting]...

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 2020-11-24 13:20 

Fark

David Dinkins, first Black mayor of New York City, dies at 93. A chain of donut shops will be built in in honor [News]...

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 2020-11-24 13:14 

Boing Boing

Google AI helps you write a poem in the style of famous poets of the past...

Google has released "Verse by Verse", a AI tool that lets you pick several poets from the past, and then write a poem with the AI suggesting lines composed in their style. As Engadget describes it: You can select up to three poets for inspiration,...

 2020-11-24 13:00 

Slashdot

Who Will Be the First Guest Host of Jeopardy, Alex?...

thomst writes: Variety is reporting that uber-champion Ken Jennings will be the first of a series of guest hosts to substitute for the late, great Alex Trebek on trivia-maven game show Jeopardy! Executive Producer Mike Richards revealed that, when product...

 2020-11-24 12:57 

Boing Boing

Wait, "fossil galaxies" are a thing?...

I had no idea there was such a thing as fossil galaxies, remnants of older galaxies that exists within a current galaxy. Apparently such a fossil galaxy has been discovered in the center of the Milky Way. Scientists working with data from the Sloan Digita...

 2020-11-24 12:57 

Boing Boing

A guy, a beer and a giant tip...

With restaurants and bars closing due to Covid-19, some going the carry-out-only route and others shutting their doors altogether, helping these people and places becomes that much more vital to our communities. In Cleveland, Ohio a patron ordered one bee...

 2020-11-24 12:56 

Boing Boing

The dark art of playing world-class Scrabble...

You might enjoy playing Scrabble with your family and friends, but when you get outside your social bubble and run into a serious or even tournament-grade Scrabble player, well, that's a whole different world. When the top players gathered in Torquay,...

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