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 2020-11-18 23:45 

reddit

Confirmed US death toll from coronavirus tops 250,000, the highest in world, by Johns Hopkins University's count...
 2020-11-18 23:30 

Slashdot

The Worst Passwords of 2020 Show We Are Just As Lazy About Security As Ever...

After analyzing 275,699,516 passwords leaked during 2020 data breaches, NordPass and partners found that the most common passwords are incredibly easy to guess -- and it could take less than a second or two for attackers to break into accounts using these...

 2020-11-18 23:20 

Fark

I read the news today, oh boy. 29 yobs in Blackburn, Lancashire [Asinine]...

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 2020-11-18 22:50 

Fark

Protip: Leaving food at a book donation box is not a good idea, especially if the food is raw meat [Strange]...

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 2020-11-18 22:50 

Slashdot

Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT Performance Marks AMD's Return To High-End Graphics...

MojoKid writes: AMD officially launched its Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards today, previously known in the PC gaming community as Big Navi. The company claimed these high-end GPUs would compete with NVIDIA's best GeForce RTX 30 ser...

 2020-11-18 22:35 

Fark

Woman's daughter suggests posting videos to track her beaver's process and OMG just realized how bad that sounds [Spiffy]...

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 2020-11-18 22:20 

Fark

New at home test lets you know in 30 minutes if it's safe to take off your mask and get down to eatin' ass [Cool]...

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 2020-11-18 22:10 

Slashdot

FCC Takes Spectrum From Auto Industry In Plan To 'Supersize' Wi-Fi...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Are Technica: The Federal Communications Commission today voted to add 45MHz of spectrum to Wi-Fi in a slightly controversial decision that takes the spectrum away from a little-used automobile-safety technology. T...

 2020-11-18 22:05 

Fark

Colorado police say man accused of shooting and killing a woman and wounding her boyfriend in a dispute over dog poop fired 24 shots at the couple from his apartment window with his rifle just as the ...

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 2020-11-18 21:48 

Fark

Bill Gates: "Parler is full of some crazy s***" [Obvious]...

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 2020-11-18 21:45 

Fark

5pm Eastern - it's the Fark News Livestream: The Old Weird Is Back (for a day at least) Edition [Live]...

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 2020-11-18 21:30 

Boing Boing

This iOS14 and SwiftUI training will have you creating functional, innovative Apple apps...

It's never been easier for creators to come up with new apps for Apple mobile devices. And, if you never thought you'd hear the words 'Apple' and 'easier for creators' together in the same sentence...well, 2020 has generated its fa...

 2020-11-18 21:30 

Fark

Electrician stuck on Domino's Pizza rooftop after thieves steal ladder. Police say they are taking steps [Strange]...

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 2020-11-18 21:30 

Slashdot

AI Researchers Made a Sarcasm Detection Model...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Researchers in China say they've created sarcasm detection AI that achieved state-of-the-art performance on a dataset drawn from Twitter. The AI uses multimodal learning that combines text and imagery since both ar...

 2020-11-18 21:15 

Fark

Aaaaand...here come the Christmas scammers [Obvious]...

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 2020-11-18 21:09 

Boing Boing

"Vaccine," in honor of Dolly Parton's research funding...

When the news broke that Dolly Parton had quietly given a million dollars to Vanderbilt University back in April to fund COVID-19 vaccine research , which was used to help develop the Modern vaccine, Gretchen McCulloch of Wired wrote new lyrics to Parton&...

 2020-11-18 21:08 

Boing Boing

Assailant of actor Rick Moranis turns out to be serial puncher...

Fans of the Canadian actor Rick Moranis ( Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids) were horrified to learn that the 67 year-old actor was punched in the head last month in New York City. Could somebody possibly have it out for Moranis, a.k.a. &...

 2020-11-18 21:00 

reddit

Exclusive: Canada in talks to donate extra COVID-19 vaccine shots to poorer countries - sources...
 2020-11-18 21:00 

Fark

Photoshop this buff-bellied hummingbird [Photoshop]...

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 2020-11-18 20:57 

reddit

Dinosaurs would have continued to thrive had it not been for the asteroid, researchers say...
 2020-11-18 20:50 

Fark

Zoom to remove 40-minute limit on free calls for Thanksgiving so you can finally get three sentences out without clipping, artifacting, lag, and excess video compression [Spiffy]...

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 2020-11-18 20:50 

Slashdot

Immunity To the Coronavirus May Last Years, New Data Hint...

How long might immunity to the coronavirus last? Years, maybe even decades, according to a new study -- the most hopeful answer yet to a question that has shadowed plans for widespread vaccination. From a report: Eight months after infection, most people ...

 2020-11-18 20:34 

reddit

More than 900 Mayo Clinic staff in Midwest diagnosed with Covid-19 in past two weeks...
 2020-11-18 20:24 

Fark

Because not airing 'It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown' worked out SO well, Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving and Christmas specials will be on network TV after all. Difficulty: PBS [Spif...

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 2020-11-18 20:15 

Boing Boing

Join Thom Dunn and "Nobody People" author Bob Proehl for an online convo about writing, whiskey, and X-Men...

In a parallel universe where our federal leadership didn't utterly botch the handling of a massive pandemic through sheer belligerent inaction, there would still be things like "literary festivals." And one of those events would have been Spri...

 2020-11-18 20:15 

Boing Boing

Italian police use a Lamborghini to deliver a donated kidney 300 miles in two hours...

Apparently the Italian police own a Lamborghini, and recently they used it to transport a kidney to a new donor — screaming down the highway at an average 145 miles per hour . They made it from Rome to Padua in two hours, with the kidney refrigerate...

 2020-11-18 20:14 

Fark

The Merriam-Webster word of the day for November 18 is 'Bugbear' as in: "The Bugbear saves against your fireball spell and only takes half damage" [Misc]...

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 2020-11-18 20:10 

Slashdot

1% of People Cause Half of Global Aviation Emissions, Study Says...

Frequent-flying "super emitters" who represent just 1% of the world's population caused half of aviation's carbon emissions in 2018, according to a study. From a report: Airlines produced a billion tonnes of CO2 and benefited from a $100bn...

 2020-11-18 20:00 

Boing Boing

COVID-19 is causing long-term mental health problems in some patients...

A new study published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal has confirmed something that COVID-19 patients have been reporting anecdotally for months: that almost 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients have also been diagnosed with a mental illness for the first time within...

 2020-11-18 19:58 

reddit

Former U.S. Green Beret soldier pleads guilty to Russian spy conspiracy...
 2020-11-18 19:55 

Boing Boing

Power floor vacuum...

For the low price, this Bissell Zing Canister Vacuum exceeded my expectations. It is bagless, quieter than any other vacuum cleaner I've owned, and has powerful suction. It's great for hardwood floors (I don't know how well it works on carpeti...

 2020-11-18 19:53 

Fark

Fark NotNewsletter: What are Fark's Thanksgiving plans? Aside from "try not to lick each other" [FarkBlog]...

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 2020-11-18 19:50 

Fark

No, it's not a dead body. Shut up and pass me the dynamite [Florida]...

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 2020-11-18 19:45 

reddit

Apple, U.S. states reach $113 million settlement on iPhone throttling...
 2020-11-18 19:44 

Boing Boing

Randy Rainbow protects snowflake Trump...

The Stephen Sondheim song "Getting Married Today" from the 1970 musical Company is notorious for its difficulty. That did not deter Randy Rainbow from using it to illustrate the lengths Donald Trump's inner and outer circles will go to protect...

 2020-11-18 19:44 

Boing Boing

Bloomington, IN's The Main Squeeze and the criminally underappreciated talent of local and cover bands...

A friend of mine, Dug North, shared the video with me of a rock/funk/cover band from Bloomington, Indiana, The Main Squeeze, doing a tear-the-roof-off-the-dump rendition of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." I found this video restor...

 2020-11-18 19:37 

Boing Boing

Giant online auction of pre-code and underground comics...

Ivan alerted me to PBA's new Comic Book Auction. It has a lot of excellent old comics for sale. PBA's latest Comic Book auction is now online. It's a big sale, with 500 lots of pre-Code, Golden Age, Silver Age, R. — Read the rest...

 2020-11-18 19:35 

Fark

Hip millennials, are you getting sick of NYC and all the nonsense politics, virus lockdowns? You could always move to Serbia like these smart people [Interesting]...

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 2020-11-18 19:32 

reddit

Exclusive: U.S. investigators were told to take 'no further action' on Caterpillar, ex-client of Barr...
 2020-11-18 19:30 

Slashdot

Starting Next Year, Chrome Extensions Will Show What Data They Collect from Users...

Google said today it plans to add a new section on the Chrome Web Store where extension developers will disclose what user data they're collecting from users and what they plan to do with the information. From a report: The new section is set to go in...

 2020-11-18 19:23 

Fark

Rockefeller Center erects it's 2020 Christmas Tree. Note that I mentioned "2020"? Go on. Guess what happened [Obvious]...

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 2020-11-18 19:20 

Fark

Thanksgiving abstinence scolding will work just as well as Jesus-freaks' abstinence scolding. Pie beats piety every time [Obvious]...

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 2020-11-18 19:05 

Fark

"So, I hear you're in the market for a fine, previously-owned fighter aircraft. Take a look at this F-35, the last owner was a little old lady who only ever crashed it on Sundays." *wing f...

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 2020-11-18 18:58 

reddit

"They took her soul": Army did "nothing" for soldier who reported sexual assault, mom says...
 2020-11-18 18:58 

Slashdot

Apple To Pay $113 Million Settlement Over Its iPhone 'Batterygate' Slowdowns...

Apple is paying $113 million to settle an investigation by 34 states and the District of Columbia over the company's practice of slowing down the performance of older iPhones when their batteries degrade. From a report: Apple's moves weren't a...

 2020-11-18 18:50 

Fark

Florida lawmakers resist calls for immediate action on COVID-19, because since they haven't done anything by now there's no reason for them to rush or anything [Florida]...

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 2020-11-18 18:49 

reddit

Chronic alcohol use reshapes the brain's immune landscape, driving anxiety and addiction...
 2020-11-18 18:35 

Fark

Ever fall asleep and wake up only to find out you've given birth to twins? [Weird]...

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 2020-11-18 18:20 

Fark

Do you think he flossed afterward? (possible nsfw content on page) [Strange]...

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 2020-11-18 18:15 

Slashdot

Google Pay Gets a Major Redesign With a New Emphasis on Personal Finance...

Google is launching a major redesign of its Google Pay app on both Android and iOS today. From a report: Like similar phone-based contactless payment services, Google Pay -- or Android Pay as it was known then -- started out as a basic replacement for you...

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