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 2020-02-14 19:20 

Slashdot

An Anonymous Group Claims it Took DNA From Global Elites -- And is Auctioning It Off...

An anonymous organization called the Earnest Project is offering the chance to own DNA samples of a handful of world leaders and celebrities. The group claims it has surreptitiously collected items discarded by attendees of the 2018 World Economic Forum i...

 2020-02-14 19:16 

reddit

Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial...
 2020-02-14 19:10 

Fark

Ma'am I pulled you over for talking on your cell. That's a $50 fine and 5 points. Do you know who I am? ... Almost six years later, Conflicts of Interest Board: That will be $5,000 ma'am. ...

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 2020-02-14 18:57 

Fark

Shtupid barrtendr kickin me out after jus 20 drinks i'm not drunk he's drunk i'll show him gunna floor it HOLY SH*T [Dumbass]...

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 2020-02-14 18:52 

Fark

NASA now says that the giant asteroid hurtling towards earth will miss by a few million miles, citing orbital calculations, and the fact that Morgan Freeman is not President [Followup]...

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 2020-02-14 18:45 

Slashdot

Plastic Surgery Images and Invoices Leak From Unsecured Database...

Thousands of images, videos and records pertaining to plastic surgery patients were left on an unsecured database where they could be viewed by anyone with the right IP address, researchers said Friday. From a report: The data included about 900,000 recor...

 2020-02-14 18:44 

Fark

Fund manager who shorted Tesla for his clients last month - obviously, it didn't go very well - somehow blames coronavirus [Facepalm]...

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 2020-02-14 18:39 

Boing Boing

For 13 years, this photographer has been building an incredible 3D digital model of Athens...

Starting in 2007, photographer and visual effects artist Dimitris Tsalkanis has been building a digital 3D model of ancient Athens. The result is an immersive historical recreation where everyone online is invited. How did Tsalkanis handle this Herculean ...

 2020-02-14 18:37 

Boing Boing

'My hobby is designing and building unique arcade games from scratch.'...

This is a really cool homebuilt arcade game project. "My hobby is designing and building unique arcade games from scratch," says IMGURian @ builtbyblatt . "This is The Blatt Box." This is Speed mode. You have 45 seconds to score as many po...

 2020-02-14 18:32 

Fark

Much like your down-on-his-luck brother-in-law who needs that one investment to come through and needs your basement to sleep in for awhile, Coronavirus isn't going anywhere [Scary]...

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 2020-02-14 18:27 

Boing Boing

This 'foster mom' bear is raising a cub saved by a dog...

An orphaned black bear cub has been placed with a substitute bear mom this week after the little baby bear was saved by a family dog, and tenderly brought to safety. The amazing images of the rescued black bear cub in this post are from the Wildlife Cente...

 2020-02-14 18:21 

Fark

'Man arrested in Tampa Chipotle voyeurism case works at youth skating facility' might be the most Florida headline of the day, but it's still early [Florida]...

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 2020-02-14 18:17 

Boing Boing

Florida Man is upset he can't bring his large Donald Trump cutout to dialysis...

He wants to know why can't bring his emotional support life-sized cutout of Trump with him to treatments...

 2020-02-14 18:16 

Boing Boing

Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot image is 30 years old today...

Thirty years ago today, the Voyager 1 spaceprobe had completed its ncounters with the outer planets and was careening out of our solar system. The time came to shut off the probes' cameras to preserve power and memory for the other onboard scientific ...

 2020-02-14 18:10 

Fark

Amazon Fulfillment Center coming to Bremerton, the legendary inspiration of Sir Mix-A-Lot. Now, Bremelos of all kinds will be able to find fulfillment within [Misc]...

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 2020-02-14 18:09 

Boing Boing

American Airlines threatened to arrest me, says woman whose seat was continuously punched by man sitting behind her...

This video has the internet legitimately divided . Dude is in the last seat on the plane. Seat doesn't recline. Hers does. And she reclines. He's upset, and is punching her seat incessantly— so she records. Who is right?!Who is wrong?! See y...

 2020-02-14 18:05 

reddit

New York prosecutor says former movie producer Weinstein abused his power...
 2020-02-14 18:00 

Slashdot

'Pale Blue Dot' Revisited...

cusco shares a report: For the 30th anniversary of one of the most iconic views from the Voyager mission, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is publishing a new version of the image known as the "Pale Blue Dot." The upda...

 2020-02-14 17:59 

Boing Boing

The scientific secrets inside a single grain of moon dust...

While scientists have studied Moon rocks for 50 years, researchers have for the first time conducted deep analysis on a single grain of lunar dust, atom by atom. Using a common materials science technique called atom probe tomography that's not widely...

 2020-02-14 17:53 

Boing Boing

Facebook: Bloomberg campaign memes won't be classified as political ads...

We've written here at Boing Boing before about Mike Bloomberg's awful memes , which the 2020 presidential hopeful's campaign machine crapped out on Facebook and Instagram this week with awful accounts like FuckJerry . Facebook said Friday it w...

 2020-02-14 17:46 

Fark

Police probe 'demonic sounds' at restaurant, turns out to be strange language from a screaming woman. Linda Blair brought in to help with the investigation [Strange]...

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 2020-02-14 17:42 

Boing Boing

New trailer for Stranger Things 4... Guess who didn't die....

"From Russia with love..." Read the rest...

 2020-02-14 17:40 

reddit

Florida 'red flag' gun law used 3,500 times since Parkland school shooting...
 2020-02-14 17:38 

Boing Boing

Databases leak exposed 900K plastic surgery records with nude photos...

Leaked images, many of them graphic nude photos, were from imaging firm NextMotion in France...

 2020-02-14 17:37 

Boing Boing

Watch Billie Eilish interviewed by an A.I....

Creative technologist Nicole He modified OpenAI's GPT-2 language model to generate questions for happy mutant pop star Billie Eilish and also write Eilish-esque lyrics. Vogue Magazine published Eilish's answers to the AI's wonderfully odd ques...

 2020-02-14 17:30 

reddit

Andrew McCabe, Ex-F.B.I. Official, Will Not Be Charged in Lying Case - The New York Times...
 2020-02-14 17:29 

Boing Boing

Tesla restored autopilot feature to used car, saying the whole thing was a "miscommunication"...

Last week I posted the sad tale of Alec , a man who bought a used Tesla at auction and was saddened when Tesla later remotely disabled the car's autodrive feature. Tesla justified the action by telling Alec that autodrive was "not a feature that y...

 2020-02-14 17:25 

Fark

Ceiling fans sold at Lowe's being recalled for potentially being projectile-throwing killing machines [Scary]...

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 2020-02-14 17:22 

Slashdot

Popular Preprint Servers Face Closure Because of Money Troubles...

The rise of preprint repositories has helped scientists worldwide to share results and get feedback quickly. But several platforms that serve researchers in emerging economies are struggling to raise money to stay afloat. One, which hosts research from In...

 2020-02-14 17:13 

Boing Boing

Gentleman arrested for using mice and hamsters to get free hotel rooms...

Utah police say Ryan Sentelle State (37) scored free hotel rooms by releasing mice and hamsters in the room and then demanding a free room to compensate him for the horror of sharing a room with a rodent. From KUTV : State would point out feces left by th...

 2020-02-14 17:05 

Fark

202-year-old Valentine's Day card to be auctioned off. It was sent to a Miss L Shafe, whoever she is [Interesting]...

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 2020-02-14 17:02 

Boing Boing

Telemarket scammer talks to a bot for over 10 minutes...

The Jolly Roger Telephone Company is a subscription service that answers phone calls from suspected scammers and connects them to a bot that will happily chat with them for hours, days, or weeks. The idea is to keeps scammers busy talking to bots so they ...

 2020-02-14 17:00 

Fark

Caption this photo of a man reclining while a woman is mowing the grass [Caption]...

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 2020-02-14 16:51 

Fark

How many wild horses do you see in this photo? The answer might prompt you to drive slower on North Carolina beaches [Cool]...

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 2020-02-14 16:41 

Slashdot

Data from Spotify Suggest That Listeners Are Gloomiest in February...

Around the world, the most popular tunes this month will be depressing ones [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled.]. From a report: Residents of the northern hemisphere might think that their moods are worst in January. Christmas is over, the nigh...

 2020-02-14 16:38 

Boing Boing

Textmode Space Harrier...

What you see before you here is frenetic, graphics-heavy 1985 arcade game Space Harrier as a textmode app. Though represented as chunky extended-ASCII characters, the underlying game is startlingly authentic, with bosses, pylons, tunnel staages and music ...

 2020-02-14 16:34 

Fark

No your honor, there was a misunderstanding. I was selling Gould bars [Fake]...

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 2020-02-14 16:32 

Fark

Radio host threatens to sue the NFL for using the Super Bowl halftime show to infect him with a demonic virus through a portal in his TV screen. Adds, "I am not a crackpot" [Followup]...

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 2020-02-14 16:30 

reddit

Two Stolen Bonsai Trees 'Mysteriously' Returned to Washington State Museum...
 2020-02-14 16:24 

reddit

Delta CEO says he doesn't recline his seat — but for those who do, it's 'proper' to ask first...
 2020-02-14 16:20 

reddit

US Air Force officially OKs beards, turbans, hijabs for religious reasons...
 2020-02-14 16:20 

Fark

Revenge quitting is sweet for kitchen designer who was voted 'best ass in the showroom' after she blasts 'sexist' bosses in email to 4500 workers [Hero]...

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 2020-02-14 16:12 

Fark

You're supposed to spend 3 months salary on an engagement ring but who can afford $500? [Obvious]...

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 2020-02-14 16:11 

reddit

There's now a record number of 401(k) and IRA millionaires, according to Fidelity...
 2020-02-14 16:01 

Slashdot

UK Police Deny Responsibility For Poster Urging Parents To Report Kids For Using Kali Linux...

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has publicly said it has nothing to do with a misleading poster designed to put fear into the hearts of parents and urge them to call the police if their children are using Kali Linux. From a report: The poster, ma...

 2020-02-14 16:00 

Fark

Swim team member with swim team jacket traveling with swim team on swim team bus tackled and threatened with guns by cops who just knew he must be a hijacker. Yeah, he's the black team member [Fac...

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 2020-02-14 15:47 

Fark

Amsterdam took a survey on legal weed sales. When 42% of visiting Brits said they were less likely to return if the weed sales ended, the mayor decided, "Maybe that's not a bad thing," and...

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 2020-02-14 15:35 

Fark

Pennsylvania mine fire burning for years to be extinguished. No, not that one [Interesting]...

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 2020-02-14 15:25 

reddit

3 girls missing from Seattle group home found in Oregon with California fugitive, police say...
 2020-02-14 15:21 

Slashdot

Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due To Costly Parts...

Scarce components have pushed the manufacturing costs for Sony's next PlayStation to around $450 per unit, forcing a difficult price-setting decision in its battle with Microsoft, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing sources. From the report: The Japanes...

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