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 2020-02-16 03:41 

reddit

Hadaka Matsuri: Thousands gather for Japan's 'Naked Festival'...
 2020-02-16 03:34 

reddit

A Texas teen bought 170 flowers to give every girl at his school a Valentine...
 2020-02-16 03:16 

reddit

More than 6,000 bodies found in Burundi's mass graves...
 2020-02-16 03:00 

Boing Boing

Upgrade your sock drawer with these all-season bamboo yarn socks...

Everybody wears socks, even presidents , but not everybody wears sophisticated, ultra-comfortable socks made with bamboo yarn that offers softness, ventilation, and durability. So with all these DeadSoxy socks on sale for Presidents' Day, why not use ...

 2020-02-16 02:50 

Fark

News: After 53 years woman meets her biological mother. Fark: She was stolen by her babysitter [Sappy]...

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 2020-02-16 02:34 

Slashdot

China Quarantines Cash to Sanitize Old Bank Notes From Coronavirus...

Today China announced it was taking unusual new steps to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. It's blocking the transfer of old bank notes between provinces and cities affected by the outbreak, according to the deputy governor of the People's ...

 2020-02-16 02:05 

Fark

And then, the coup de grace of all dares; the sinister triple-dog-dare [Cool]...

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 2020-02-16 02:02 

reddit

A dog was rescued after swallowing a bag of crack cocaine someone threw into his backyard...
 2020-02-16 01:50 

Fark

The mayor of Georgetown excuses himself during a council meeting to use the bathroom, fails to turn off his mic. Fart-larity ensued [Silly]...

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 2020-02-16 01:43 

reddit

Blasts hit U.S. coalition base in Baghdad, damage unknown...
 2020-02-16 01:06 

Fark

USA Today reporters somehow stumbled upon an "accredited" college with no faculty or students, and a bare storefront for an address. The website magically disappeared after reporters started a...

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 2020-02-16 01:00 

Fark

Photoshop these floating fishermen [Photoshop]...

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 2020-02-16 00:52 

reddit

Virginia teen accused of killing mother and 6-year-old brother before fleeing to North Carolina...
 2020-02-16 00:35 

reddit

'Period-shaming' Indian college forces students to strip to underwear...
 2020-02-16 00:34 

Slashdot

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Has Biggest-Ever Opening For a Video Game Adaptation...

An anonymous reader quotes The Wrap:"Sonic the Hedgehog" is giving Paramount its best box office news in over a year, with a currently 3-day opening weekend of $55 million to become the best opening weekend ever for a video game adaptation... The ...

 2020-02-16 00:09 

reddit

Space Force gets $15.4 billion in 2021 budget request...
 2020-02-16 00:03 

reddit

Florida city shuts down part of a park due to annual snake orgy...
 2020-02-15 23:53 

Boing Boing

Emerson, Lake & Palmer's prog rock epic, "Karn Evil 9," to be made into a film with Daniel Wilson penning the screenplay...

According to a piece on Deadline , 70s prog rock behemoths, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, are having a movie made from their 30-minute sci-fi song suite, "Karn Evil 9" , from 1973's Brain Salad Surgery . Centered on a society that has drained all it...

 2020-02-15 23:43 

Fark

As Gen Xers and older Millennials are aging out of nightlife, the younger part of the Millennial generation isn't replacing them because they're all lame homebodies who aren't drinking as ...

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 2020-02-15 23:34 

Slashdot

Northrop Grumman Launches Spacecraft Delivering Snacks and Equipment To the ISS...

Space.com has footage of Northrop Grumman's successful launch of a spacecraft that's bringing 7,500 pounds of supplies (as well as scientific equipment for experiments) to the astronauts on the International Space Station:Those experiments include...

 2020-02-15 23:24 

reddit

A teen in Virginia killed his mom and 6-year-old brother, police say. He is on the run....
 2020-02-15 23:04 

Fark

Not News: Student was committed to a mental facility for "observation" after exhibiting unstable behavior. News: Without telling the parent. Florida: Said student was 6 [Florida]...

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 2020-02-15 22:56 

reddit

Saudi-led coalition warplane crashes...
 2020-02-15 22:41 

reddit

Banner Health Pushed Bill Letting It Screen Hires Through Rx Database...
 2020-02-15 22:34 

Slashdot

Huawei's Silicon Valley Outpost Allegedly Stole Trade Secrets From Cisco...

"Controversial Chinese technology firm Huawei and its Santa Clara-based subsidiary Futurewei allegedly stole trade secrets from San Jose tech giant Cisco and used them to copy Cisco routers," reports the San Jose Mercury News, citing the federal i...

 2020-02-15 22:31 

Fark

Death toll moves past 1,500 in China. Probably more, but it's China so the truth has most likely been buried ... and we're doomed [News]...

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 2020-02-15 22:24 

reddit

Mississippi braces for 'historic, unprecedented' flooding around its capital...
 2020-02-15 22:01 

Fark

Passenger who reclined her airplane seat and sent a manchild into a rage does the truly American thing -- and plans to sue the airline [Dumbass]...

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 2020-02-15 21:49 

Fark

Girl scouts earn their marketing badge in the most ingenious way [Spiffy]...

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 2020-02-15 21:34 

Slashdot

Warning: Microsoft Pulls Windows 10 Security Update After Reports of Serious Bugs...

Slashdot reader golden_donkey quotes Forbes:Are you booting up your Windows 10 machine and discovering you can't log in to your profile? It appears you're not alone. Reports are increasing across Twitter and Microsoft forums that following the mos...

 2020-02-15 21:22 

Fark

Want to experience Groundhog Day? Live on a quarantined cruise ship [Strange]...

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 2020-02-15 21:21 

reddit

A Florida man attacked his daughter and her teen sister with a machete, police say...
 2020-02-15 21:00 

Boing Boing

Make good on that New Year's resolution to read more with these apps and speed reading techniques...

If you're looking to read more in 2020, you probably wish you had more time to get that done. Well, we can't create more hours in the day (we're mad about it too), but we can help you maximize those hours. Catch up on that book list and get ah...

 2020-02-15 21:00 

Fark

Photoshop this odd boat [Photoshop]...

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 2020-02-15 20:43 

Fark

Rhode Island state government to hackers: "Come at me, bro" [Amusing]...

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 2020-02-15 20:34 

Slashdot

Former NASA Official William Gerstenmaier Joins SpaceX...

schwit1 shared this report from Ars Technica:This is a consequential hire for SpaceX — it is difficult to overstate the influence Gerstenmaier has over human spaceflight both in the United States and abroad. He led NASA's space shuttle, Internat...

 2020-02-15 20:32 

Fark

If the lady from "Free Newborn Photography" takes great pains to wipe her fingerprints off everything she touches in your home, it *might* be a sign something is amiss [PSA]...

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 2020-02-15 20:12 

reddit

'This may be the last piece I write': now a Xi critic's words ring true...
 2020-02-15 19:50 

Fark

Unacceptable personalized license plates in Utah: "COFFEE" and "MERLOT"; Acceptable personalized plates: "DEPORTM", "J3WBRNR", "FHRER", and "NEGROS" [Mu...

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 2020-02-15 19:34 

Slashdot

'Five Open-Source Projects AI Enthusiasts Might Want To Know About'...

b-dayyy quotes Linux Security:As AI becomes more and more ingrained in our daily lives through consumer products, we can't help but be concerned that proprietary software will comprise the market. And we are not talking about a million-dollar market, ...

 2020-02-15 19:21 

Fark

Montana Parenting: 100 pound 12 year old forced to ration food and accept beatings from his 14 year old 300 pound uncle, who is presumably the reason the food needed rationing [Sick]...

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 2020-02-15 19:11 

Fark

Before building a 52-story condo tower, it's probably best to confirm that the land is zoned to build above the 30th floor [Fail]...

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 2020-02-15 19:10 

reddit

Bald eagles dying from lead in hunters' bullets - (lead ban was repealed '17)...
 2020-02-15 19:02 

reddit

Petr Pavlensky: Russian who released Macron ally sex video arrested...
 2020-02-15 18:34 

Slashdot

Tesla Restores Remotely-Disabled Autopilot to Used Model S...

An anonymous reader quotes The Verge:Tesla has restored the Autopilot driver assistance features it remotely disabled on a used Model S, just days after Jalopnik published a story about the customer's ordeal. The owner, who Jalopnik simply referred to...

 2020-02-15 18:22 

reddit

14-year-old arrested in murder of Barnard College student Tessa Majors...
 2020-02-15 17:49 

reddit

TV presenter Caroline Flack dies aged 40...
 2020-02-15 17:34 

Slashdot

FSF Sends Microsoft A Blank Hard Drive For Sending Back The Windows 7 Source Code...

The Free Software Foundation sent Microsoft a hard drive for Valentine's Day -- along with a petition calling for the release of the source code for Windows 7 (which is no longer supported by Microsoft):It's as easy as copying the source code, giv...

 2020-02-15 17:32 

reddit

14-year-old boy arrested in stabbing of Bernard College student Tessa Majors...
 2020-02-15 17:00 

Fark

Caption this guy rescuing an injured Adirondack chair [Caption]...

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