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 2020-03-27 20:49 

Fark

We're not using this airport for planes; how about a Coronavirus corpse storage area? [Scary]...

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 2020-03-27 20:45 

Slashdot

Phone Calls Are Back in Fashion...

Data shows that people all over the U.S. are doing the same thing. Verizon says it has seen an average of 800 million wireless calls daily on recent weekdays, nearly twice the volume of Mother's Day. From a report: And we're not just calling peopl...

 2020-03-27 20:32 

Fark

In anticlimactic news, the world's top condom producer is forced to shut down, as staff shortages left them overstretched [Scary]...

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 2020-03-27 20:18 

reddit

919 dead in a single day, Italy...
 2020-03-27 20:16 

Fark

Drew and Dallan are back with the mostly daily Fark livestream beta that still needs a name. All the news you need, some of the news you don't. Come get informed - but not too much informed becaus...

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 2020-03-27 20:15 

Fark

Looks like you been missing a lot of work lately. We know because we bought some spy-ware to keep an eye on those working remotely [Obvious]...

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 2020-03-27 20:07 

reddit

Trump orders General Motors to make ventilators under Defense Production Act...
 2020-03-27 20:04 

Slashdot

How the Pandemic Will End?...

Ed Yong, writing for The Atlantic: The world is experienced at making flu vaccines and does so every year. But there are no existing vaccines for coronaviruses -- until now, these viruses seemed to cause diseases that were mild or rare -- so researchers m...

 2020-03-27 20:00 

Boing Boing

Keep your mind sharp and your options open with over 600 expert-led online workforce courses...

Many Americans are facing unexpected changes in their professional lives that have left them with quite a bit of downtime. It's stressful and frustrating, but the best thing to do is focus on controlling what you can control . If you have extra hours ...

 2020-03-27 20:00 

Fark

Photoshop this jogger [Photoshop]...

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 2020-03-27 19:58 

reddit

Small business store in East TX is starting to do virtual store shopping for their customers....
 2020-03-27 19:48 

Fark

Duke sucks the coronavirus out of the mask [Hero]...

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 2020-03-27 19:41 

Boing Boing

Coronavirus: Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort 'closed until further notice'...

On Friday, Disney announced that Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed until further notice. Previously, the parks and resorts were to be temporarily closed only until April 18, 2020 . [via @ frankpallotta ] Read the rest...

 2020-03-27 19:32 

Fark

Don't write coronavirus off as "just a blue state problem" -- red state death rates are actually slightly higher, even with less testing, and they are at an earlier point in their epidemic...

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 2020-03-27 19:30 

Boing Boing

Watch White House Coronavirus official Dr. Birx suck up to Dear Leader obsequiously...

"[Trump is] so attentive to the scientific literature & the details & the data. I think his ability to analyze & integrate data that comes out of his long history in business has really been a real benefit." Bizarre words from Deborah L. Birx, M.D...

 2020-03-27 19:23 

Boing Boing

Americans are coronavirus panic-buying spiral hams and oatmilk...

This right here is some seriously weird data from Nielsen today, about the sorts of things Americans have been purchasing as the coronavirus outbreak, and corresponding fear, spread. As CNN Business's Nathaniel Meyersohn observed, the latest Nspielsen...

 2020-03-27 19:22 

Slashdot

Not Everyone is Laying Off Workers Because of Coronavirus. These Are the Most in-demand Jobs Right Now....

A record 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, according to Thursday's Labor Department report, compared with around 280,000 a week earlier. That said, it hasn't all been bad news for those in search of work, as the pa...

 2020-03-27 19:17 

Fark

In these trying times of social isolation, there's one activity that can help bring us all together: Laughing at the asshats who are now being forced to walk back their tough-guy, "coronavirus...

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 2020-03-27 19:13 

reddit

Alex Jones must pay legal fees for 'frivolous' Sandy Hook appeal...
 2020-03-27 19:09 

Boing Boing

Demanding coronavirus protections, Instacart workers plan to strike Monday, March 30...

"They are putting us directly in harm's way while profiting greatly. We cannot let this be considered normal."...

 2020-03-27 19:06 

reddit

Secretary DeVos Directs FSA to Stop Wage Garnishment, Collections Actions for Student Loan Borrowers, Will Refund More Than $1.8 Billion to Students, Families...
 2020-03-27 19:03 

Fark

Federal Reserve study: delaying a return to work helps rather than hurts the economy. Possibly because delaying means there are people alive to eventually return. Crazy talk, I know [Interesting]...

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 2020-03-27 18:54 

Boing Boing

Apple and the CDC's COVID19 self-diagnosis app...

Apple and the CDC have released this app to help you self-diagnose in the event you are wondering if you have COVID19. I think most of the world imagines every tickle in their throat as the beginning of the end. COVID19 Screening tool for IOS Read the res...

 2020-03-27 18:50 

Fark

While you're chilling out at home, about a hundred scientists and their support staff are now trapped on a boat in the Arctic for at least the next six weeks because all borders are closed due to ...

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 2020-03-27 18:42 

Slashdot

How Elon Musk Wants To Transform Homes With 'No Wasted Energy'...

During a Twitter discussion this week about the company's new vehicle, the all-electric Model Y SUV, CEO Elon Musk suggested the company could take its experience building the car to develop an HVAC system. From a report The acronym stands for heating...

 2020-03-27 18:36 

reddit

N. Macedonia becomes 30th NATO member....
 2020-03-27 18:35 

Fark

Hoarder discusses the psychology of hoarding TP. TLDR- it's a security blanket in times of anxiety [Interesting]...

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 2020-03-27 18:28 

Fark

Vacation cruise becomes ghost ship cruise [Scary]...

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 2020-03-27 18:27 

Boing Boing

Free book for kids- The EMU Club Adventures: Alien Invasion in My Backyard...

To do far less than my part in helping families in quarantine/home isolation, I'm offering a FREE download of the first book in my book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures: Alien Invasion in My Backyard , for anyone who wants it. Free. No charge....

 2020-03-27 18:22 

Boing Boing

The new LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack!...

The LEGO Mandalorian Battle Pack comes with 4 Mandalorian shock trooper minifigs! The speeder bike is cool, but 4 Mando minifigs for this price is a steal. LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack 75267 Mandalorian Shock Troopers and Speeder Bike Building K...

 2020-03-27 18:20 

Boing Boing

British Drivers Swearing...

This might be the same compilation of British Drivers Swearing that Mark posted in 2016 , but that video was copyright-striked by "Bad Drivers of Northamptonshire"; so it's impossible to know for sure. In any case, it seems unlikely that there ...

 2020-03-27 18:18 

Boing Boing

Gorilla Rack shelving units are awesome...

10 years ago we decluttering our garage and Carla bought several Gorilla Rack shelving units from Amazon. They are awesome. I've assembled shelving units before, and they required either nuts and bolts or little brackets, but the Gorilla Rack units ha...

 2020-03-27 18:14 

Fark

New York Times publishes Coronavirus database. No funny headline. No paywall [Cool]...

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 2020-03-27 18:08 

Boing Boing

Updated listing of initiatives to 3D print masks and face shields...

Forbes senior contributor, TJ McCue, has been keeping an updated list of various corporate and maker/makerspace initiatives to 3D print filter masks and face shields for healthcare workers. As I said in my earlier posts, there is a rallying cry, a peacefu...

 2020-03-27 18:01 

Fark

Residents of uppity Chicago suburb Naperville don't think the shelter-in-place rules apply to them [Fail]...

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 2020-03-27 17:59 

Slashdot

Google Donates $800 Million in Cash and Ads To Fight Coronavirus...

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, announcing in a blog post: As the coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen around the world, it's taking a devastating toll on lives and communities. To help address some of these challenges, today we're ...

 2020-03-27 17:53 

Boing Boing

Fascinating video about tardigrades(water bears)...

Enjoy the microscopy in this video ab0ut adorable tardigrades (aka water bears or moss piglets). One cool fact about these hardy 500 micron critters: each of their eyes is a single photoreceptive cell. Image: YouTube Read the rest...

 2020-03-27 17:48 

Fark

House passes the two trillion dollar relief bill, sending it on to Trump where he will glorify himself before signing it into law [News]...

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 2020-03-27 17:46 

Fark

About Italy flattening the curve [Scary]...

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 2020-03-27 17:42 

Boing Boing

President Bolsonaro boasts that Brazilians can bathe in excrement and not get sick...

Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro boasted that his citizens are immune to the coronavirus because they have the magical ability to wallow in human waste "and nothing happens," reports The Guardian . "They never catch anything. You see some...

 2020-03-27 17:42 

Fark

Daily Fail warns of the risks associated with not wearing a bra while working from home [Boobies]...

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 2020-03-27 17:37 

reddit

Subway fire in NYC kills train operator, appears "intentional"...
 2020-03-27 17:30 

Boing Boing

Coronavirus bill clears Congress, $2 trillion CARES Act (H.R. 748) heads to Trump for signature...

The House of Representatives just passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion coronavirus/COVID-19 stimulus and relief bill, by voice vote. It's now headed to the White House for impeached president Donald Trump's signature. The coronavirus bill promises ...

 2020-03-27 17:27 

Fark

This article about guns shops being classified as essential businesses is why the 'Murica tag was invented [Murica]...

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 2020-03-27 17:21 

Boing Boing

Watch Johnny Carson on the toilet paper shortage...

No, that isn't a deepfake. In 1973, the stock market crashed and an Arab oil embargo resulted in a gas crisis. With that as the context, the (false) rumor of a toilet paper shortage emerged from and spread like wildfire via news outlets and then was f...

 2020-03-27 17:20 

Slashdot

Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, Has the Coronavirus...

For weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was a defiant holdout among Western leaders in refusing to lock down his country against the spread of the coronavirus. On Friday, he became the first of those leaders known to have contracted the disease. From a re...

 2020-03-27 17:13 

Fark

Yeah, I'll have a #1 with a Coke and a apple pie, oh and by the way you're class Valedictorian [Spiffy]...

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 2020-03-27 17:00 

Fark

San Francisco dogs and cats are happy to have their owners home. So are nearby coyotes who always wanted to visit an urban jungle [Weird]...

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 2020-03-27 16:59 

Boing Boing

Bill Gates on CNN: returning to normal life in April is not realistic...

Maybe it's just me, but when Bill Gates talks about how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, I trust him more than Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, or Ann Coulter . Here @AnnCoulter I fixed it for you: pic.twitter.com/4ZTr5LJKCg — Teapot Dome was ...

 2020-03-27 16:49 

reddit

NASA data shows something leaking out of Uranus...

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