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 2020-07-01 16:04 

Fark

Hard math problems, reopening venues, and of course Florida Man doing his thing are all on the Fark Weird News Quiz, June 21-27 Visit from Mom Edition [Spiffy]...

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 2020-07-01 16:04 

Slashdot

China's Influence Via WeChat Is 'Flying Under the Radar' of Most Western Democracies...

China's WeChat, like most social networks, is a haven for disinformation and "fake news". Less well-known, at least in the West, is its role in mobilising Chinese diaspora communities to support particular political policies or people, accordi...

 2020-07-01 16:01 

Boing Boing

2001: A Space Odyssey original space suit is up for auction...

Place a higher bid, Dave. This "nearly complete" spacesuit from Stanley Kubrick's seminal space opera 2001: A Space Odyssey is currently up for auction. Starting bid is $50,000 and it's expected to go as high as $300,000. From the Julien&#...

 2020-07-01 15:45 

Fark

China trolls India at disputed border, carves map, Mandarin characters into earth [Interesting]...

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 2020-07-01 15:44 

Boing Boing

The Lincoln Project's new ad: Navy Seal asks why Trump isn't "stomping the living shit out" of the Russians...

In this latest Lincoln Project ad, "Betrayed," former US Navy Seal Dr. Dan Barkhuff says that months ago Trump chose to do nothing about Putin paying bounties for dead American soldiers in Afghanistan. "He chose to do nothing about it. Any com...

 2020-07-01 15:39 

Boing Boing

Police just made history's biggest drug seizure: 15 tons worth US$1.12 billion...

Police in Salerno, Italy made the largest drug seizure in history: 15.4 tons of amphetamines valued at US$1.12 billion. The Guardia di Finanza say that the pills—found inside three shipping containers at the port—were produced by ISIS in Syria...

 2020-07-01 15:25 

reddit

Six institutions, including the Jehovah's Witnesses, have been publicly named by the Federal Government for failing to sign up to the National Redress Scheme for victims of institutional child sex...
 2020-07-01 15:25 

Slashdot

After Lackluster Launch, Amazon Pulls 'Crucible' Back Into Closed Beta Weeks After Game's Release...

Little more than a month after a much-hyped entry into big-budget video games, Amazon is pulling back "Crucible," its new free-to-play PC shooter, and moving the title to closed beta. From a report: "Crucible" is developed by Amazon-owned ...

 2020-07-01 15:19 

Boing Boing

Britain offers citizenship to 3 million Hong Kong residents after China crackdown...

The UK today promised citizenship to 3 million people in Hong Kong , a day after the city was effectively annexed by China . A former British colony established in the 1840s, Hong Kong was returned to Chinese administration in 1997 on the condition that i...

 2020-07-01 15:05 

Fark

Todays Fark ready headline. Shepard quarantined for Coronavirus has dozen of sheep in a tizzy (possible nsfw content on page) [Interesting]...

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 2020-07-01 14:55 

Boing Boing

What is CBD?...

Boing Boing is proud to present our sponsor Read Tested CBD ! This article was originally published on Real Tested CBD . To view the original article, click here . Cannabidiol is the second most prevalent compound in these plants. Pot plants and hemp both...

 2020-07-01 14:50 

Fark

Mayor urges teenagers who attended party called 'Pongfest' to self-isolate after several attendees tested positive for coronavirus [Obvious]...

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 2020-07-01 14:49 

Slashdot

Sydney Now Powered By 100% Renewable Electricity...

The City of Sydney is now powered by 100% renewable electricity, generated from wind and solar farms in regional New South Wales. From a report: The "green energy" deal which came into effect on Wednesday is valued at over $60 million and is toute...

 2020-07-01 14:45 

Boing Boing

Australia's new logo looks like coronavirus stock art...

Behold the new logo Australia shall henceforth use in its international branding efforts . It looks like coronavirus stock art and presumably cost taxpayers millions of dollars. It will directly replace the Australia Unlimited logo, which features two boo...

 2020-07-01 14:39 

reddit

Oklahoma voters narrowly decided on Tuesday to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands low-income residents, becoming the first state to amend their Constitution to do so....
 2020-07-01 14:27 

reddit

New York Police Department's budget has been slashed by $1 billion...
 2020-07-01 14:25 

reddit

Elijah McClain's father calls for everyone involved in his death to be "held accountable for their actions"...
 2020-07-01 14:20 

Fark

People desperate for a vacation despite the pandemic learning that the easiest way for resorts to make up for lost cash is charge ridiculous fees, like $14 for coffee and a minimum purchase of $90 bef...

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 2020-07-01 14:19 

reddit

Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment camp....
 2020-07-01 14:12 

Boing Boing

As Texas's Lt. Governor rants about Dr. Fauci, Fox News plays montage of minorities in face masks...

Watch the b-roll in this Fox News clip and note who they show wearing masks. pic.twitter.com/f9Cr9xhkDS — Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) July 1, 2020 Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is prominent among Republicans angry about people wearing fac...

 2020-07-01 14:05 

reddit

Columbus, Ohio, Takes Down Statue Of Christopher Columbus...
 2020-07-01 14:05 

Fark

Kiss My Bezos; Detroit Amazon delivery driver quits midshift via Twitter rant on Uber ride home, informing interested parties where to score a half-full truck with keys in the ignition [Murica]...

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 2020-07-01 14:05 

Slashdot

Apple Races To Push Ahead With 5G iPhone Mass Production...

Apple is pushing its suppliers to try to reduce production delays for its first 5G iPhones as the U.S. tech company aims to limit the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. From a report: Apple is facing delays of between four weeks and two months for mas...

 2020-07-01 13:50 

Fark

Man hospitalized after overdosing on horse anesthetic stolen from vet. Doctors say the man is now in stable condition [Dumbass]...

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 2020-07-01 13:35 

Fark

The latest edition of 'Take Down That Confederate Participation Trophy in the Middle of the Night' brought to you by the mayor of Conyers, Georgia [Cool]...

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 2020-07-01 13:31 

reddit

Ed Henry fired from Fox News over sexual misconduct allegation...
 2020-07-01 13:25 

Boing Boing

Trashtalking in chess...

In this game of chess, black deploys the Sicilian Defence against 1: e4 to no avail, but follows adroitly with the Trash Talking Like A Psycho Gambit. Will it be enough? The battle commences 40s in. Read the rest...

 2020-07-01 13:23 

Fark

Finally an age old question for men has been answered: New research finds the perfect penis size to make a woman orgasm. Also helps if it's attached to George Clooney [Weeners]...

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 2020-07-01 13:15 

Boing Boing

Fox News fires Ed Henry after sexual misconduct investigation...

What a surprise, top talent at Fox News fired for sexual misconduct. Again. Ed Henry, host of 'America's Newsroom,' has been terminated by Fox News following an investigation into sexual misconduct. Here's the internal Fox News memo, from ...

 2020-07-01 13:09 

Boing Boing

NYC to paint 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' symbol in front of Trump Tower along 5th avenue, so POTUS sees it...

This is a good prank. New York City will paint "Black Lives Matter" along 5th Avenue outside the footsteps of Trump Tower so that President sees it, mayor Bill DeBlasio said on the MSNBC program Morning Joe today. New York City will paint "Bla...

 2020-07-01 13:05 

Boing Boing

CCPA: California to enforce new digital privacy law starting today, despite calls for further pandemic delay...

New data privacy law took effect in January, with a six-month grace period...

 2020-07-01 13:04 

Fark

Only in Milwaukee will you find a group of nuns hosting a drive through beer garden raising money for charity. Stop by for some Ale Mary Hefe Wiesen [Spiffy]...

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 2020-07-01 13:03 

reddit

Seattle mayor orders "occupied" area cleared, police arrive...
 2020-07-01 13:00 

Fark

Photoshop Fake Newspaper Breaking Headlines [Photoshop]...

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 2020-07-01 13:00 

Fark

Vegas, the yoga stretching Pomeranian, puts the dog into downward-facing dog this Woofday Wetnose Wednesday [Woofday]...

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 2020-07-01 13:00 

Slashdot

Supreme Court Says Generic Domains Like Booking.com Can Be Trademarked...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office erred by finding the term booking.com was too generic for trademark protection, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Trademark law prohibits anyone from registering...

 2020-07-01 12:55 

Fark

When the Darwin Awards, "Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes" and Florida all cross the streams [Florida]...

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 2020-07-01 12:50 

Fark

Kounty Kommissioner Kathleen has an issue with one member's Zoom background during virtual meetings. Guess what it is and which member [Florida]...

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 2020-07-01 12:46 

Boing Boing

DHS announces 'Task Force to Protect American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues'...

The United States government is doing more today to protect old statues honoring racists than it is to protect living human beings from coronavirus. This just in, from the Department of Homeland Security. No, it's not a hoax. DHS Announces New Task Fo...

 2020-07-01 12:43 

Boing Boing

Dog kerplops into water off a dock, with great delight...

"This is my dog, belly-flopping from a dock." I love how he pauses and then kerplops right into the water at the end. My dog, belly-flopping from a dock [ IMGUR ] Read the rest...

 2020-07-01 12:38 

reddit

'Wear your crown, because change is coming': Virginia joins states banning hair discrimination...
 2020-07-01 12:36 

Fark

PA Governor: "No parades. Not on state roads during a pandemic" Simple farmers, people of the land, common clay of Pennsylvania: "Side streets it is, then. Tractors, ho" [Stupid]...

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 2020-07-01 12:29 

Boing Boing

Family of black holes...

Do you like holes? This perfectly unnerving image of two black holes merging in the accretion disk of another black hole is by Robert Hurt of NASA's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. It illustrates a paper about energy flaring from merging sing...

 2020-07-01 12:22 

Fark

Why would a high tech spy tool be gathering alleged intelligence from the shores of Florida during a pandemic? Are there huge gatherings of intelligent people on the beaches right now? Who thought thi...

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 2020-07-01 12:21 

Boing Boing

Trump says Russian bounty story is 'a made up Fake News Media Hoax ' (it is not)...

Definitely not treasonous Trump tweeted today that the Russian bounty on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan story is a hoax. It is not a hoax. Tweeted the twaitor, "No corroborating evidence to back reports." Department of Defense. Do people still not u...

 2020-07-01 12:20 

Fark

Pentagon declares California, Florida, and Michigan no-go areas due to COVID-19 prevalence. US space force insists on nuking states from orbit, says it's the only way to be sure [Scary]...

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 2020-07-01 12:19 

reddit

Eight Shreveport, LA police officers accused of excessive force...
 2020-07-01 12:12 

Boing Boing

In 1925, Aim Tschiffely set out to ride two horses from Buenos Aires to New York City...

In 1925, Swiss schoolteacher Aim Tschiffely set out to prove the resilience of Argentina's criollo horses by riding two of them from Buenos Aires to New York City. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow Tschiffely&#...

 2020-07-01 12:12 

Boing Boing

The QUEER EYE crew gave Gritty a makeover even though Gritty is already perfect...

What they should really do is recruit Gritty as a full-time member for the next season. Gritty counts as a queer icon, right? Read the rest...

 2020-07-01 12:07 

reddit

UK will honor passport promise to eligible Hong Kong residents...

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