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 2020-07-02 15:36 

reddit

Kansas governor orders masks to be worn in public, at work...
 2020-07-02 15:33 

Slashdot

WeWork Founder Warned Staff in 2016: 'You Do Not Get a Chance Like This Again'...

To many of its employees, WeWork was much more than a job. Adam Neumann, the co-founder and former chief executive officer, kept workers motivated by invoking a higher calling to community-building and promising a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. From a re...

 2020-07-02 15:26 

Fark

Land Rover: let's stop making a real off-road vehicle. Billionaire: I'll build my own. Land Rover: legal maneuvering. Legal system: eat a bag of dicks, Land Rover [Amusing]...

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 2020-07-02 15:24 

Boing Boing

Miami-Dade cop aggressively hits black woman in the face after she calls him "white"...

A Black woman at Miami International Airport told a Miami-Dade police officer, Antonio Rodriguez, that he was acting like he was white. So rather than deescalate, he took offense and slugged her. He continues to aggressively manhandle her, but the video b...

 2020-07-02 15:23 

reddit

Video shows woman pulling gun on mom and daughter in Lake Orion after argument...
 2020-07-02 15:21 

Fark

10,109. In one day [Florida]...

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 2020-07-02 15:18 

Boing Boing

Woman arrested after pointing gun at mother and daughter in Chipotle car lot...

This happened today in Auburn Hills,MI Another Karen .. pic.twitter.com/lWksZwXITD — Makay (@makaysmith10) July 2, 2020 A woman was arrested yesterday after pulling a gun on another woman and her daughter outside a Detroit-area Chipotle. The circums...

 2020-07-02 15:06 

Fark

Authorities end search for naked clown in Duluth sewers after he apparently came out clean on the other side [Followup]...

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 2020-07-02 15:05 

Fark

New York's latest Coronavirus cluster traced to a man who knew he had symptoms but threw a party with dozens of guests because f*ck it [Dumbass]...

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 2020-07-02 14:55 

Boing Boing

The original Star Trek crew visits Earth during COVID-19...

"He's dead, Jim." (via Laughing Squid ) Read the rest...

 2020-07-02 14:48 

Slashdot

How Police Secretly Took Over a Global Phone Network for Organized Crime...

Police monitored a hundred million encrypted messages sent through Encrochat, a network used by career criminals to discuss drug deals, murders, and extortion plots. From a report: Something wasn't right. Starting earlier this year, police kept arrest...

 2020-07-02 14:47 

Fark

Asinine: Sheriff warns protesters, or, as he calls them "godless disruptors" to stay out of his county or he will "deputize every gun owner in this county" to deal with them. Strange: ...

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 2020-07-02 14:47 

Boing Boing

Inside Edition report: Trump International Hotel and other NYC hotels aren't changing bedsheets between guests...

Pegged on the reopening of many hotels, Inside Edition investigated whether New York City hotels including the Hyatt Place Times Square, the Hampton Inn Times Square Central, and yes, the Trump International Hotel & Tower are consistently changing bed she...

 2020-07-02 14:31 

Fark

Yale study supported by the National Institute of Health: Official U.S. coronavirus death toll is a lie [Interesting]...

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 2020-07-02 14:27 

reddit

Florida State University tells employees they can't care for kids while working remotely...
 2020-07-02 14:24 

Boing Boing

What it's like at America's school for auctioneers...

Live auctioneers are literally fast talkers but the skill is much more nuanced than just speed speaking. You want to build excitement and keep the bidders engaged without putting them into such a trance that they stop raising their paddles. What does it r...

 2020-07-02 14:16 

Fark

Zuck will not be bullied by corporations, plans to keep Facebook as a haven for hate speech. Figures the ad money will return if he can help shape another election by spreading misinformation to older...

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 2020-07-02 14:16 

Fark

Man in legal trouble for staging reenactment of the Trump Administration [Dumbass]...

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 2020-07-02 14:14 

Boing Boing

Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell arrested by FBI...

Ghislaine Maxwell, the British heiress and longtime confidant of billionaire sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, is in FBI custody. She was arrested in New Hampshire , reports NBC News, and charged with conspiracy to sexually abuse children. The six-count ind...

 2020-07-02 14:08 

Slashdot

The Sci-Hub Effect: Sci-Hub Downloads Lead To More Article Citations...

Excerpt of a paper on Arxiv [PDF]: Citations are often used as a metric of the impact of scientific publications. Here, we examine how the number of downloads from Sci-hub as well as various characteristics of publications and their authors predicts futur...

 2020-07-02 14:02 

Fark

"Hello 911? I am a bank teller and this man is trying to cash a paycheck while black" [Asinine]...

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 2020-07-02 14:00 

Boing Boing

Philip K. Dick: "If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others"...

In September 1977 at the 4eme Festival de la Science Fiction in Metz, France, surrealist author Philip K. Dick delivered an astounding address with the title, "If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others." He wasn't joking. T...

 2020-07-02 13:50 

Fark

So what WILL happen if 20 million people are suddenly evicted from their rental apartments? [Interesting]...

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 2020-07-02 13:39 

Fark

Gesundheit Maxwell arrested, no word if she is wearing her choker [News]...

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 2020-07-02 13:39 

Fark

Good News: Unemployment falls to 11.1%. Bad news: Unemployment is still at 11.1% [News]...

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 2020-07-02 13:38 

Boing Boing

Cannabis dispensary giving free CBD dog treats to reduce fireworks anxiety...

The Toledo Hemp Dispensary in Ohio is offering free CBD dog treats this week to help reduce animal anxiety triggered by fireworks. Every treat contains 10 milligrams of CBD. Good for the dogs and for the business, it seems. "Most people come back ever...

 2020-07-02 13:35 

Fark

Mother complains to manufacturer after blue-coloured ice pop inexplicably turn her son's tongue & hands blue. It's almost as if the two were connected somehow [Weird]...

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 2020-07-02 13:32 

reddit

Walmart is transforming 160 of its parking lots into drive-in theaters...
 2020-07-02 13:23 

reddit

FBI arrests Jeffrey Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell in sex-trafficking probe...
 2020-07-02 13:22 

reddit

Ghislane Maxwell, long-time friend and confidante of Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested by the FBI and charged by federal prosecutors...
 2020-07-02 13:20 

Fark

72-year-old woman approaches buffalo at Yellowstone, learns why you don't [Scary]...

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 2020-07-02 13:15 

Boing Boing

Spend a relaxing hour watching this amazing art restoration...

Julian Baumgartner has been sharing wonderful videos of his amazing art restorations, including one of his most ambitious projects ever , the restoration of a copy of Guido Reni's masterpiece L'Aurora . Spend an hour watching a master of his craft...

 2020-07-02 13:09 

Boing Boing

"Fantasy Magazine" returns after nearly a decade away...

Acclaimed sci-fi/fantasy publisher John Joseph Adams has announced the return of Fantasy Magazine , after being shuttered for nearly a decade. Here's the official history, according to the press release: Fantasy Magazine was originally launched in 200...

 2020-07-02 13:00 

Fark

Photoshop a new flag for the state of Mississippi [Photoshop]...

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 2020-07-02 13:00 

Slashdot

New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: The threat of ransomware may seem ubiquitous, but there haven't been too many strains tailored specifically to infect Apple's Mac computers since the first full-fledged Mac ransomware surfaced only f...

 2020-07-02 12:57 

reddit

Russia Bounty on Americans: Afghan Acted as Middleman...
 2020-07-02 12:53 

Fark

It took a journalist four months and a pandemic to realize he was wasting over $1,000 a month on booze by going out to bars [Dumbass]...

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 2020-07-02 12:39 

reddit

The woman who coughed on a baby at a frozen yogurt shop may be a teacher....
 2020-07-02 12:35 

Fark

Another day another story about someone who went to a party knowing they had Covid19 and infected and killed a bunch of people [Asinine]...

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 2020-07-02 12:30 

Boing Boing

Exploding Whale Memorial Park opens near site where that beached whale was blown up in 1970...

The story is legendary. Nearly 50 years ago, a whale beached itself on the shores near Florence, Oregon. Its carcass was "dealt with" with dynamite by city officials, causing the blubber to fly! Now, the coastal city has opened the Exploding Whale...

 2020-07-02 12:20 

Fark

Patio Patty, come on down ... you're the next contestant on the Angriest Racist White Women of America game show [Asinine]...

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 2020-07-02 12:15 

Boing Boing

Pandemic-frazzled dog goes on anti-fireworks rant...

As many parts of the United States have seen huge upticks in spontaneous evening fireworks, one anxiety-filled dog has finally had enough in this cute Late Show cold open . On a more serious note, if your pandemic pal(s) are having a hard time with firewo...

 2020-07-02 12:13 

Boing Boing

Trump "America First" Eagle design looks like the Nazi parteiadler emblem...

America First was a protectionist movement in the early 20th century whose name ultimately became the slogan of those opposed to fighting the Nazis. Revived by the Trump campaign in 2016, its antisemitic associations galvanized supporters while alarming w...

 2020-07-02 12:11 

Fark

I scream, you scream, we all scream at teenagers trying to not kill us [Murica]...

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 2020-07-02 12:09 

reddit

Canada's 5 big banks join anti-hate advertising boycott of Facebook...
 2020-07-02 12:08 

reddit

Miami cop relieved of duty after video shows him appearing to punch a woman in the face...
 2020-07-02 12:05 

Fark

Lots of people said it couldn't be done, folks. That we had no chance. But we did it. We did it with Trump. WE HIT 50,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN A SINGLE DAY. Woooooo-hooooo. USA USA USA USA [Mu...

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 2020-07-02 12:00 

Boing Boing

The GOpure Pod Water Purifier is a whole new way to drink safe, clean water every time...

There was already enough concern about the healthy state of our drinking water before COVID-19. And while there's no evidence that the coronavirus has ever been detected in the water supply , the general sense of fear surrounding any type of contamina...

 2020-07-02 11:51 

Fark

Florida Sheriff will deputize Florida man if people exercise their first amendment [Asinine]...

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 2020-07-02 11:51 

Fark

Baby nope, doo doo doo doo doo doo [Creepy]...

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