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 2020-02-27 19:40 

Slashdot

Amazon Plans To Enter India's Food Delivery Market...

Weeks after Uber exited India's food delivery market, conceding defeat to local giants Swiggy and Zomato, a new player is gearing up to challenge the heavily-backed duopoly: Amazon. From a report: The e-commerce giant plans to enter the Indian food de...

 2020-02-27 19:35 

Boing Boing

Why the price of insulin has skyrocketed in recent years...

In the 1920s, Frederick Banting, one of the scientists who co-discovered insulin (and won a Nobel Prize for it) said, "Insulin does not belong to me, it belongs to the world." He and the other scientists sold the patent for making insulin to the U...

 2020-02-27 19:34 

Fark

Surfs up, Yoopers [Spiffy]...

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 2020-02-27 19:31 

reddit

Board accused of gutting public school funding in favor of private yeshivas...
 2020-02-27 19:24 

Fark

What happens if you're a Dick [Amusing]...

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 2020-02-27 19:14 

Fark

A report from 2018 found that giving kids plain, cardboard boxes make for great gifts. But TV channels, like Nickelodeon and Disney, have known this since the '90s [Cool]...

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 2020-02-27 19:04 

Fark

Nightmare neighbour found guilty using dog turds, opera music in tandem with a parrot, grease on car bonnets & tacks under the tyres to harass a couple next door over a parking space. Fark: She's ...

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 2020-02-27 18:58 

reddit

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington state...
 2020-02-27 18:55 

Boing Boing

Watch this gymnastics coach's incredible reflexes as he saves a young girl from a bad fall...

Watch this coach's incredible reflexes as a young gymmast misses her landing during a recent competition in Nashville, Tennessee. ViralHog quoted the girl's parent: "This was my daughter's first run on vault and when jumping back on her ba...

 2020-02-27 18:55 

Fark

The CDC has fixed the glitch in the Coronavirus testing kits they distributed to labs around the country. WHAT Glitch? Well, never you mind that...it's fixed. Probably [Scary]...

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 2020-02-27 18:54 

Fark

California: 28 [Sick]...

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 2020-02-27 18:50 

Slashdot

Facebook Cancels F8 Developer Conference Due To Coronavirus Concerns...

Facebook has canceled the in-person portion of F8, the company's annual developer conference, due to coronavirus concerns. F8 was originally scheduled to take place on May 5th and May 6th later this year. From a report: Instead, Facebook says that it ...

 2020-02-27 18:46 

Fark

Nice shootin', Tex [Dumbass]...

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 2020-02-27 18:37 

Fark

There's crimes like Grand Theft, Grand Larceny, and in Illinois, there's apparently also being a Grand Parent [Scary]...

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 2020-02-27 18:29 

Boing Boing

Your dollar bills could kill you, and Prince Andrew tries to kill himself, in this week's dubious tabloids....

If Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan really want to attain the financial independence they desire, they could do worse than launching a weekly Royal Scandal magazine....

 2020-02-27 18:29 

Fark

Researchers looking into why some men kill their entire families are now wondering why all of them don't [Interesting]...

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 2020-02-27 18:27 

Boing Boing

Los Angeles police capture suspect driving stolen SUV hearse with body inside...

Last night, someone stole a Lincoln Navigator hearse with a body inside . The police search just ended this morning with a high-speed pursuit on the 110 freeway that ended in the Lincoln Navigator crashing. They apprehended the suspect and the body was st...

 2020-02-27 18:26 

Fark

Yeah, about that hearsethief cautioned in tweet by LA County sheriff's against more "bad decisions"? They doubled-down with cataclysmic "rush hour freeway chase" [Followup]...

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 2020-02-27 18:18 

Fark

"Don't ask permission, ask forgiveness". Lt. Gen. "Chuck" Pitman, who ignored military protocol, and took part in ending a civilian sniper's deadly rampage, passes away at 84. ...

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 2020-02-27 18:15 

Fark

On this week's serving of 80's post-punk, new wave, goth, and shoegazy goodness, it's The Soft Boys, Suicide, Pale Saints and more. Come hear what terrestrial radio doesn't sound like....

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 2020-02-27 18:14 

reddit

Stepfather of missing Idaho kids refuses to say if children are OK...
 2020-02-27 18:14 

reddit

St. Louis County to ban domestic violence offenders from carrying concealed guns...
 2020-02-27 18:09 

Fark

Salvation Army effort to end homelessness showing surprising success, although they'd still like you to not put homeless people in their donation bins [Hero]...

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 2020-02-27 18:03 

reddit

Former Baltimore mayor sentenced to 3 years in book scheme...
 2020-02-27 18:00 

Slashdot

How Accessibility Consultants Are Building a More Inclusive Video Game Industry Behind the Scenes...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Last year, Forbes published an article titled "'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' Needs to Respect Its Players and Add an Easy Mode." In the piece, Dave Thier, the author, argues that the title's egregious...

 2020-02-27 17:59 

Fark

On this day in history, AIM occupied Wounded Knee, showing a threat that would not be fully resolved until the release of Google Chat, Twitter, and Discord [Vintage]...

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 2020-02-27 17:51 

Boing Boing

How to parallel park perfectly "every time"...

I consider myself to be a skilled parallel parker, mostly because I spent my younger years driving my mom's 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 land yacht. I'm not sure if I follow the steps laid out in this video by Jalopnik's Andrew Collins but his doe...

 2020-02-27 17:51 

reddit

Plague Inc. Removed from Sale In China...
 2020-02-27 17:50 

Fark

Good news if you ever dreamed about sleeping inside a huge elephant at the Jersey Shore [Interesting]...

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 2020-02-27 17:42 

Fark

Looks like Pope Francis may have contracted coronavirus. Yep, we're totally screwed [News]...

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 2020-02-27 17:40 

Fark

Pennsylvania woman dressed in Cookie Monster costume overdoses after dropping her child at babysitter. 'Investigators aren't sure why she was wearing the costume.' [Awkward]...

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 2020-02-27 17:30 

Boing Boing

Good discount on Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 portable charger...

This Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 portable charger can be recharged with a USB-C or Micro USB cable. I have a number of Anker products and they work really well. If you use code ANKER299 at Amazon checkout, you can get this at a great discount. Read the res...

 2020-02-27 17:29 

Fark

Chernobyl's radioactive "Alienation Zone" threatened by arson, timber smuggling, possibly stalkers and other anomalies [Scary]...

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 2020-02-27 17:23 

Boing Boing

Listen to Cyndi Lauper's incredible isolated vocals for "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"...

In 1983, Cyndi Lauper transformed Robert Hazard's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" into a new wave pop anthem that Gillian G. Gaar described as a "strong feminist statement", an "anthem of female solidarity," and a "playful ro...

 2020-02-27 17:19 

Fark

Paraguay is still haunted by a cataclysmic war 150 years ago that nearly wiped it off the map. Fark: there is still buried gold from fleeing citizens, so expect the fake History Channel "gold hunt...

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 2020-02-27 17:11 

Slashdot

Walmart is Quietly Working on an Amazon Prime Competitor Called Walmart+...

Amazon Prime has devastated traditional retail. Walmart is about to fight back. From a report: When Amazon launched a funky membership program called Amazon Prime in 2005, Walmart boasted larger profits than Amazon had revenue. Fifteen years later, though...

 2020-02-27 17:09 

Fark

Man learns the hard way not to buy parachutes from ACME, especially from salesmen that appear to be coyotes [Sad]...

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 2020-02-27 17:04 

Boing Boing

Here's the trailer for Jordan Peele's remake of the 1992 horror flick, Candyman...

I count myself as one of the superfans of horror auteur Jordan Peele, so I'm superexcited to see his remake of Candyman , a 1992 cult-favorite about an urban legend that turns out not to be a legend. Peele produced and co-wrote the screenplay, and it ...

 2020-02-27 17:00 

Fark

It's national chili day today. In deference, we will have one minute of flatulence. Times may vary [Spiffy]...

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 2020-02-27 16:59 

Boing Boing

Help Wanted: Admiral for Disney's Galactic Starcruiser...

Disney is seeking an Admiral for their Galactic Starcruiser, Halcyon. That means there's an open position for general manager of the Star Wars theme hotel at Walt Disney World, Florida. From the Job Summary : Are you ready to command a Galactic Starcr...

 2020-02-27 16:52 

Boing Boing

Cops ask hearse thieves: please return the body in the casket, at least...

"To the suspect(s) driving around in a Black Lincoln Navigator stolen from the 700 blk of Rosemead Bl just after 8PM today in uninc #Pasadena: Out of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make one good one & bring back the deceased person & ca...

 2020-02-27 16:45 

reddit

A woman took 550 times the usual dose of LSD, with surprisingly positive consequences...
 2020-02-27 16:41 

Fark

How one woman amassed a collection of more than 21,000 banana labels. She's never lacked appeal despite her split personality [Florida]...

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 2020-02-27 16:36 

reddit

Stocks enter correction, Dow plunges by 780 points, as coronavirus fears multiply...
 2020-02-27 16:32 

Fark

Florida still preparing to 'spring ahead' years after agreeing to make daylight saving time permanent [Florida]...

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 2020-02-27 16:25 

Boing Boing

Online mattress sales have given rise to a new kind of con game - reselling filthy mattresses as new...

People are tossing old mattresses faster than ever before, thanks to online mattress peddlers who offer easy returns and 100-day guarantees. (It's not surprising -- the last time I visited a brick-and-mortar mattress store it had the same vibe as a sl...

 2020-02-27 16:24 

Fark

'It punctured many of our hearts:' Pictou County community deeply impacted by nail-gun crime, activists say. HEY, PHRASING [Awkward]...

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 2020-02-27 16:22 

Slashdot

China's Rover Finds Layers of Surprise Under Moon's Far Side...

The Chang'e-4 mission, the first to land on the lunar far side, is demonstrating the promise and peril of using ground-penetrating radar in planetary science. From a report: China's robotic Chang'e-4 spacecraft did something last year that had...

 2020-02-27 16:15 

Fark

Indiana cop handcuffs and jails 15 year old son to "scare him straight." Bonus - the cop is stoned out of his gourd in his mugshot [Stupid]...

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 2020-02-27 16:08 

Fark

Can New York stop Weinstein the rapist from turning into another Epstein while in jail? It's not like anything of value will be lost [Misc]...

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