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 2021-06-21 18:14 

Boing Boing

Naked man breaks into house, swims in pool while owner is home, caught on camera...

A 34-year-old naked man broke into a Bel Air, California house on Thursday, swam in the pool, put on some shorts he found, and killed a couple of pet parakeets, all while the oblivious homeowner was upstairs. It was his wife who noticed on her phone that ...

 2021-06-21 18:12 

Fark

Canadians will be chill about you ordering canabis edibles at restaurants, even though they probably will only eat half of one just to be polite [Cool]...

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 2021-06-21 18:10 

Slashdot

Extorted by Ransomware Gangs? The Payments May Be Tax-Deductible...

As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI is doubling down on its guidance to affected businesses: Don't pay the cybercriminals. But the U.S. government also offers a little-noticed incentive for those who do pay: If you pay a ransom, it may be tax deducti...

 2021-06-21 18:06 

Boing Boing

Get 4 months of Kindle Unlimited free...

I've been a happy paying subscriber to Kindle Unlimited for years. To me, it's like a library that you pay $10 a month to access. You can borrow up to 10 books at a time and keep them checked out for as long as you'd like. — Read the res...

 2021-06-21 17:50 

Fark

Claudette depressed, Prozac may lighten her mood by the time she gets to the beach [Interesting]...

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 2021-06-21 17:49 

Boing Boing

Adam Savage enjoys a rare collection of Star Wars artifacts...

Adam Savage checking out a bunch of OG Star Wars movie props! The delight radiates right through the monitor and into your home. Lando's sail barge helmet is pretty darn cool, and the stunt work lightsabers? Using recently gained experience, I will av...

 2021-06-21 17:39 

Slashdot

Amazon Labels Millions of Unsold Products For Destruction, New Investigation Finds...

Amazon marks millions of unsold products for destruction each year in the UK, according to a new investigation by British television program ITV News. From a report: ITV found stacks of boxes marked "destroy" that were filled with electronics, jew...

 2021-06-21 17:35 

Fark

UNC Journalism School attempts to give tenure to a black woman with enough credentials to fill a warehouse, but is blocked by a top donor, who's white, on the grounds that her blackness makes her ...

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 2021-06-21 17:14 

Fark

There is road rage and than there is Staten Island road rage [Scary]...

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 2021-06-21 16:59 

Boing Boing

How North Korea perfected counterfeiting $100 bills...

Today's US $100 bills have so many anti-counterfeiting features that it's doubtful that they are being accurately counterfeited on a large scale. But in decades past, North Korea was so good at printing fake $100 dollar bills that they looked bett...

 2021-06-21 16:56 

reddit

Contaminated blood inquiry: The school where dozens of pupils died...
 2021-06-21 16:55 

reddit

Man accused of sexual assault in Montreal may have offended across North America: police...
 2021-06-21 16:53 

Slashdot

Google Executives See Cracks in Their Company's Success...

The seeds of a company's downfall, it is often said in the business world, are sown when everything is going great. It is hard to argue that things aren't going great for Google. Revenue and profits are charting new highs every three months. Googl...

 2021-06-21 16:52 

Boing Boing

Prime Day picks for artists and makers and people who fool around with tools...

There's not a lot going on at Amazon Prime Day unless you're after last-gen gadgets , random-brand knockoffs or dog DNA kits, but I found some a few good money-saving picks for artists, photographers and other creative folks. Huion graphic tablets...

 2021-06-21 16:51 

Boing Boing

Watch: Every time Captain Picard tugs his shirt, his communicator badge pops off...

On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Picard developed the habit of tugging his uniform shirt down to straighten it out. Fans, cast, and crew refer to it at the Picard Maneuver and it's been the focus of more than one supercut over the years (eg....

 2021-06-21 16:50 

Fark

Summer solstice gathering at Stonehenge broken up by the fuzz, interrupting their plans to hitch a ride out of here with aliens [Interesting]...

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 2021-06-21 16:47 

reddit

7 killed, more than 40 injured in 10 mass shootings across the US over the weekend...
 2021-06-21 16:36 

reddit

George Clooney Helps Launch L.A. Public High School To Train Students For Jobs In Hollywood...
 2021-06-21 16:35 

Fark

Elderly woman uses ATM to get $20, finds she received $999,985,855.94 in interest [Florida]...

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 2021-06-21 16:29 

Boing Boing

A family cremated their dead cat. Then he showed up at their front door, alive...

A family in England asked on Facebook if anyone had seen Frankie, their 16-year-old cat who had gone missing. But a few days later the Fitzsimmons' found their cat dead on the side of a highway. The devastated family cremated the cat, and their heartb...

 2021-06-21 16:25 

Boing Boing

YouTuber determines the best fat for deep frying chicken...

This video is the type of thing that keeps me coming back to Guga Foods youtube channel. I absolutely love making fried chicken , and fried chicken and waffles benedict is my daughters absolute favorite breakfast, but it takes me days to prepare. — ...

 2021-06-21 16:23 

reddit

Live Updates: Tornado Hits Chicago Suburbs, Causing Massive Damage...
 2021-06-21 16:23 

Boing Boing

How to get a free shirt at Disney World: wear a bikini top to the park...

TikToker Alyssa Schueller recorded her experience going to Disney World and being given a free shirt to wear over her bikini-style top. Sounds like a cool life hack for free shirts! @alyssaschueller #disney #epcot #freeshirt #disneyworld Castaways The Bac...

 2021-06-21 16:20 

Fark

The war on drugs just isn't what it used to be [Amusing]...

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 2021-06-21 16:10 

Slashdot

Facebook Launches Its Clubhouse Clone...

Facebook's Clubhouse competitor, Live Audio Rooms, is making its way stateside. From a report: The company announced today that some US-based public figures, as well as certain groups, can start hosting rooms through the main Facebook iOS app. (People...

 2021-06-21 15:59 

reddit

Unvaccinated Americans are at risk of an aggressive and more dangerous Covid-19 variant. These are the most vulnerable states...
 2021-06-21 15:50 

Fark

U.S. to Taiwan: "We've got your back. Or we've got your arms. We've got something, anyway" [Spiffy]...

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 2021-06-21 15:47 

reddit

Indonesia targets its crazy rich Asians with 35% income tax in bid to heal coronavirus-hit economy...
 2021-06-21 15:46 

Boing Boing

Watch: Blondie on stage at CBGB's in 1975...

This is the earliest Blondie video I've seen. It features Debbie Harry and a rough-and-ready backup group. Not sure who that guitar player is, but he looks like he could have been The Heartbreakers. Before she was in Blondie, Harry was in a hippy band...

 2021-06-21 15:46 

reddit

Coronado, CA High School Students Throw Tortillas at Escondido Basketball Team...
 2021-06-21 15:45 

Boing Boing

To keep numbers low, Trump wanted to dump early pandemic patients at Guantanamo Bay...

In an excerpt from a new book, the Washington Post shares this simple reminder of how depraved our prior US President was. The orange menace wanted to pack citizens who had contracted COVID-19 abroad into our famed inhumane off-shore military prison . &md...

 2021-06-21 15:28 

Fark

Unhappy marriages can increase the male death rate and the odds of joining TotalFark for both genders by 19% [Obvious]...

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 2021-06-21 15:24 

Boing Boing

Check out this demo of Plate Echo — "the greatest studio effect of all time"...

Plate Echo is a 130-lb sound effects box that produces incredible echo/reverb sound effects. In this video, watch Fran Blanche, founder of the Frantone effects pedal company, demonstrate and partially tear down an old one that she owns. She says: I stand ...

 2021-06-21 15:22 

Slashdot

Hawaii's Remote Workers Discover Challenges and Rewards...

For many professionals, Hawaii seems a dream spot for remote work. But pulling off remote work in the Aloha state takes more than a plane ticket and a laptop. From a report: The pandemic devastated the state's economy. According to the Hawaii Tourism ...

 2021-06-21 15:20 

Fark

Probably just a matter of time before Amazon come out with an official pee bottle [Strange]...

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 2021-06-21 15:13 

Boing Boing

Watch: AZ Senator Kyrsten Sinema under attack with two new ads by progressive group...

Democrat group Just Democracy is spending nearly $1.5 million on two ads against Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for defending the filibuster and voting against the interests of Arizona democrats. In one, titled "Thumbs Down," a narrator says, "...

 2021-06-21 15:01 

Fark

Since this is in the New York Post, we are now questioning the existence of elves, China, and even ears [Unlikely]...

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 2021-06-21 14:56 

Boing Boing

This dead werewolf seen on viral video from Nigeria probably wasn't real...

The video below that appears to be a dead werewolf reportedly shot in Nigeria is allegedly a hoax. The dubbed-over viral video seems to be a clip from a Portugese short film called Lobisomem Morto a Tiros (translated: "Werewolf shot to death.") &m...

 2021-06-21 14:54 

Boing Boing

Watch: Top 5 most annoying computing things...

Thin scroll bars, cookie consent messages, bloated web content, micro HDMI connectors, automated feature updates. These are the things that currently annoying Christopher Barnatt of Explaining Computers. Partly, it's linked to the fact that of course,...

 2021-06-21 14:42 

Slashdot

Microsoft Fights Back Against Windows 11 Leak...

Mark Wilson writes: Just a few days ago -- before it has even been officially announced -- Windows 11 leaked online and remains available to download from numerous sites. The Windows 11 ISO torrent spread like wildfire, and now Microsoft is fighting back....

 2021-06-21 14:39 

Boing Boing

New York Times outs Tucker Carlson as regular anonymous source for media he "hates"...

Right-wing Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson poses as an independent who stands up to the mainstream media, and is happy to turn journalists into objects of derision and contempt for his audience. But today the New York Times' Ben Smith outed Carlson ...

 2021-06-21 14:38 

reddit

U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs insurers on Obamacare reimbursements...
 2021-06-21 14:35 

Boing Boing

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster denied legal recognition in Australia...

In the mid-oughts, Boing Boing evangelized the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), a fine example of a religion pretending to be a joke (or a joke pretending to be a religion). FSM believers, known as Pastafarians, have been mostly quiet in rece...

 2021-06-21 14:35 

Fark

Man spends 130,000 to look like a real-life filter. No word if he used a filter for the pictures in the article [Stupid]...

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 2021-06-21 14:22 

Boing Boing

Woman has difficult time stealing cucumber from Disney's EPCOT...

Someone got super enthusiastic at Disney's Living with the Land attraction at EPCOT and just had to have a cucumber. Naturally, things went upside down and in her rush to safely return to her seat, she did not. View this post on Instagram A post share...

 2021-06-21 14:20 

Boing Boing

Fantastic model of an optical illusion melted my mind...

I've experienced the Ames Window optical illusion many times, including in physical forms, but the video clip below from an early 1970s episode of Australia's long-running Curiosity Show is my all-time favorite. The combination of the illusion, th...

 2021-06-21 14:20 

Fark

Disney World has its own pickle incident [Amusing]...

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 2021-06-21 14:15 

reddit

Supreme Court rules for college athletes in compensation dispute with NCAA...
 2021-06-21 14:14 

Slashdot

European Central Bank Can Better Protect Digital Payment Privacy, Exec Board Member Says...

The European Central Bank (ECB) is better suited than private companies to protect user privacy for the eventual adoption of a digital euro, according to an executive board member. From a report: In an interview with the Financial Times on June 14 and pub...

 2021-06-21 14:05 

reddit

Bitcoin sinks to two-week low as China intensifies crypto mining crackdown...

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