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 2020-02-20 17:22 

Boing Boing

Amsterdam plans to move red light district into a new, indoor erotic mall...

The Amsterdam city council released plans to possibly move much of its infamous red light district into an indoor erotic complex with a hotel, sex club, theater, and cafes. From The Guardian : Amsterdam's mayor, Femke Halsema, has vowed to clean up th...

 2020-02-20 17:09 

Boing Boing

'Sandworm' hacking group linked to Russian GRU's Main Center for Special Technology, says U.S....

U.S. State Department blames Russia for cyberattacks that hit neighboring Georgia in October 2019 By identifying Russia's digital assaults on neighbors, US hopes to raise awareness of ongoing GRU attacks on US Andy Greenberg at WIRED reports today on ...

 2020-02-20 17:05 

Fark

Get married in Hell for free on leap day [Creepy]...

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 2020-02-20 16:57 

Boing Boing

Visiting a trade show for fireworks manufacturing machines...

In Liuyang, China, people visit a building where stacks of roman candle tubes and pop-its cover the floor. This is a fireworks machine trade show, where companies purchase contraptions for cranking out explosions of all kinds. Liuyang is commonly known as...

 2020-02-20 16:52 

reddit

Morgan Stanley To Buy E-Trade In Biggest Takeover By U.S. Bank Since Financial Crash...
 2020-02-20 16:51 

Boing Boing

Data breach at U.S. agency in charge of securing Trump's communication...

The Defense Information Systems Agency, which calls itself a combat support agency of the Defense Department on its website, employs 8,000 military and civilian employees. The DIA, which is responsible for secure White House communications, said Social Se...

 2020-02-20 16:51 

Boing Boing

"The current [insect] extinction crisis is deeply worrisome," say experts...

Twenty-five experts have issued a warning about the potentially cataclysmic consequences of the rapidly shrinking insect population, reports The Guardian . In a two-part article for Biological Conservation , the scientists wrote: "The current [insect]...

 2020-02-20 16:48 

Fark

Yep, that's the face of an Oklahoma woman who's been in a wild, cross-county police chase [Dumbass]...

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 2020-02-20 16:46 

Boing Boing

Police chief relieved of duty dramatically walks out of town meeting in his underwear...

At a Croydon, New Hampshire town meeting, the government unexpectedly decided to disband its one-person police force and lay off the only officer, chief of police Richard Lee, who had held the position for 20 years. "Out of nowhere the selectboard mad...

 2020-02-20 16:46 

reddit

Ex-boyfriend allegedly threw Hollywood therapist over balcony to her death: DA...
 2020-02-20 16:45 

Slashdot

Microsoft To Invest $1.1 Billion in Mexico Over Next 5 Years...

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said the technology giant will invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over the next five years, according to a promotional video released by the Mexican government on Thursday. From a report: Nadella said the investment is &...

 2020-02-20 16:42 

Boing Boing

Dating site OKCupid lets you filter out climate change deniers...

On our app you can filter out anybody who thinks climate change is Fake News. — OkCupid (@okcupid) January 14, 2020 OKCupid recently announced it's letting its users avoid dating people who are in denial about the science of climate change. From...

 2020-02-20 16:39 

Boing Boing

Amazon item description includes "Shipped from Amazon Warehouse in US, Free from Virus"...

My young son has an inordinate fondness of trucks, and while acquiring trucks yesterday I noticed that this Mercedes-Benz 1/20-scale Dump Truck includes the text "Shipped from Amazon Warehouse in US, Free from Virus." This fascinating statement su...

 2020-02-20 16:29 

Boing Boing

Changing a 35 MPH traffic sign to 85 MPH with a piece of tape causes Tesla to drive 85 MPH...

Researchers at McAfee adding a small piece of tape to the "3" on a 35 MPH traffic sign, to make it look a little like an "8." Then they put two older model Teslas in autonomous mode, and both accelerated to the new speed limit. Don't t...

 2020-02-20 16:24 

reddit

Google project manager facing murder charge after wife disappears in Hawaii, body found...
 2020-02-20 16:18 

Fark

Old and busted: The Secret Service. New Hotness: Monkey Police (possible nsfw content on page) [Cool]...

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 2020-02-20 16:18 

Boing Boing

Pittsburgh's tradition of claiming a public parking space by putting a chair in it...

In Pittsburgh, it's understood that if there is a chair in a parking spot on the street, that spot has been claimed and is not yours to park in. The citizens have "chair respect." As William Gibson said, "The street finds its own uses for ...

 2020-02-20 16:08 

Slashdot

US, UK Formally Blame Russia for Mass-Defacement of Georgian Websites...

The US and UK governments have issued official statements today formally accusing Russia's military intelligence agency, GRU, with carrying out a coordinated cyber-attack on thousands of Georgian websites in October 2019. From a report: The incident, ...

 2020-02-20 15:57 

Fark

Trapped paraglider rescued from power lines, with the most 'I've made a terrible mistake' video you'll see today [Fail]...

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 2020-02-20 15:37 

Fark

There's road rage and then there's road rage between U.S. and Russian military forces [Strange]...

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 2020-02-20 15:35 

Fark

Man leaves note making it clear his wife had nothing to do with his death. He apparently committed suicide by asphyxiating himself while sitting in a freezer [Weird]...

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 2020-02-20 15:21 

Slashdot

Samsung Sparks Confusion After Sending Out Mysterious '1' Notification To Smartphones...

Users of Samsung's Galaxy smartphones got a surprise Thursday morning as they were sent a random notification for its mobile tracking app . From a report: The notification, which some CNBC employees also received, was for Samsung's own "Find M...

 2020-02-20 15:20 

Fark

So just how much is Bezos' $10 billion pledge to fight climate change actually worth? Think somewhere on the scale between that time you posted in green text to show solidarity with the Arab Sprin...

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 2020-02-20 15:05 

Fark

It appears that young children have some sort of natural resistance to Coronavirus. So I guess we should, like, start drinking their blood or something [Interesting]...

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 2020-02-20 14:49 

reddit

Dismembered burning body found in Cleveland is missing head, hands and feet, sources say...
 2020-02-20 14:45 

Fark

Confused about whether you should hate bats or pangolins more for causing Coronavirus? Why not hate them both. Also, what's a pangolin? [Interesting]...

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 2020-02-20 14:40 

Slashdot

The Linux Foundation Identifies Most Important Open-Source Software Components and Their Problems...

The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) have revealed -- in "Vulnerabilities in the Core, a preliminary report and Census II of open-source software" -- the most f...

 2020-02-20 14:39 

Boing Boing

IRS sues Facebook for $9bn...

The IRS is suing Facebook for $9bn over unpaid taxes , reports Reuters, targeting its licensing of "intellectual property" to its own Irish subsidiary to shift profits to that lower-taxed jurisdiction. Under the arrangement, Facebook's subsidi...

 2020-02-20 14:38 

reddit

Three thousand camels imported from Australia have been walked out of Libya's capital Tripoli in an overnight evacuation after the port where they arrived came under artillery fire....
 2020-02-20 14:21 

Fark

"All this for just a DUI and smoking a little marijuana. I hope you are happy with yourself," said the 68 year old after a 15 mile 20 MPH chase involving seven police cars [Strange]...

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 2020-02-20 14:17 

reddit

Australian police spark anger with 'open mind' comment after man sets his wife and 3 children on fire before stabbing himself to death in broad daylight...
 2020-02-20 14:00 

Boing Boing

These earbuds created by Beats by Dre engineers are just as awesome and cost a whole lot less...

With so many manufacturers out there these days, it's tough to know who to trust in the ultra-competitive wireless earbuds market. If you've never heard of LinearFlux, you may soon. That's because it's a company with a stellar pedigree who...

 2020-02-20 14:00 

Fark

Photoshop this group discussion [Photoshop]...

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 2020-02-20 14:00 

Slashdot

Apple Weighs Letting Users Switch Default iPhone Apps To Rivals...

Apple is considering giving rival apps more prominence on iPhones and iPads and opening its HomePod speaker to third-party music services after criticism the company provides an unfair advantage to its in-house products. From a report: The technology gian...

 2020-02-20 13:50 

Fark

BYU eliminates "homosexual behavior" from its list of banned conduct in its revised Honor Code [Cool]...

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 2020-02-20 13:42 

reddit

Police: Couple shoots 3, kills 2 in attempted home invasion...
 2020-02-20 13:35 

Fark

School children given list of 101 alternatives to having sex. Includes going for walks, holding hands, sucking toes, sending flowers... wait a minute [Asinine]...

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 2020-02-20 13:20 

Fark

Hottest London fashion trend for women: the unibrow [Stupid]...

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 2020-02-20 13:01 

reddit

U.S. judge sides with migrants in case against Border Patrol...
 2020-02-20 12:57 

Boing Boing

Debussy's Clair de Lune on modular synth...

In this video, Claude Debussy's Clair de Line is presented on a modular synthesizer. The accompanying Haiku says all: from the modular,a landscape a wee sterile,just a reflection ~ The performer is ann annie, who can be found on Instagram and Bandcamp...

 2020-02-20 12:38 

reddit

'Thank God I'm alive': FedEx driver survives 75-foot fall from Salisbury bridge...
 2020-02-20 12:33 

Boing Boing

Pop-up book of classic Sega arcade cabinets...

Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History [Read Only Memory] is a beautifully-illustrated hardcover book about six classic Sega "body sensation" arcade cabinets Hang-On, Space Harrier, Out Run, After Burner, Thunder Blade and Power Drift complete with pop-up ca...

 2020-02-20 12:30 

Fark

Experts discuss and answer the Coronavirus questions you're too afraid to ask [PSA]...

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 2020-02-20 12:30 

Fark

Three charged after 11-year-old gives birth in Missouri bathtub [Sick]...

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 2020-02-20 12:18 

reddit

American Armored Truck Pushes Russian Military Vehicle Off the Road in Syria...
 2020-02-20 12:07 

reddit

Burger King is portraying its Whopper covered in mold in TV and print ads...
 2020-02-20 12:00 

Boing Boing

WATCH: Parasites removed from hornet...

In this video, Xenos moutoni are carefully extracted from hornets. Xenos parasites, in the order Strepsipsera , live their entire lives in the abdomens of wasps and similar insects, altering the host's behavior. Here's a story about Xenos vesparum...

 2020-02-20 11:44 

reddit

Cleveland Browns' Greg Robinson faces drug charges after 157 pounds of pot found in car...
 2020-02-20 11:36 

reddit

Prank group releases pigeons with MAGA hats in Las Vegas...
 2020-02-20 11:31 

Fark

Mask bandits make off with [Asinine]...

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