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 2020-04-02 17:33 

Fark

Navy ship attempts to seize cruise ship by ramming it repeatedly. Since you're reading about it here, guess which ship sinks. Hint: Venezuelan Navy [Facepalm]...

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 2020-04-02 17:29 

Slashdot

Amazon Blocks Sale of N95 Masks To the Public, Begins Offering Supplies To Hospitals...

Amazon is no longer offering N95 masks to the general public, as it prioritizes the delivery of essential supplies to hospitals, government agencies and other groups amid the coronavirus outbreak. From a report: Earlier this week, the company rolled out a...

 2020-04-02 17:28 

Boing Boing

Watch: Incredible video of skydiver knocking out another mid-jump - only to be saved by a third skydiver...

A group of skydivers jump at the same time, when one is accidentally kicked in the head by his buddy. He goes unconscious, but is miraculously saved when one of his partners is able to catch him and activate his chute. From Digg : The terrifying footage w...

 2020-04-02 17:28 

Boing Boing

This DIY facemask wins points for aesthetics...

There's a lot of back-and-forth about the effectiveness of facemasks to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and I can't vouch for this one, called the ragmask . But the design is tastefully understated and elegant, as are the PDF instructions for maki...

 2020-04-02 17:19 

Boing Boing

Cut and play your own vinyl records with this $81 machine...

Designer Yuri Suzuki of Pentagram and killer Japanese killer electronic kit maker Gakken collaborated on this fantastic-looking Easy Record Maker . The US$81 (!) device enables you to cut and play your own (very) lo-fi 5" albums! Susuki will demo the ...

 2020-04-02 17:19 

Fark

No symptoms? That's now one of the symptoms [Sick]...

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 2020-04-02 17:18 

Boing Boing

"It felt like a Black Mirror episode" - Bird Scooter lays off 406 workers at once via Zoom...

It turns out Zoom is super useful in these trying times. You can use it to fire 406 people at once! From Dot.la : Then, after five minutes of dead air that seemed like an eternity, a robotic-sounding, disembodied voice came on the line. The woman began by...

 2020-04-02 17:04 

Fark

104-year-old WWII veteran beats COVID-19, says he's "Good for a few more" [Hero]...

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 2020-04-02 16:59 

reddit

Taiwan to donate 2 million masks to US...
 2020-04-02 16:59 

reddit

China sending Australia defective medical gear is the 'absolute definition of ugly...
 2020-04-02 16:57 

reddit

DOJ and HHS Partner to Distribute More Than Half A Million Medical Supplies Confiscated From Price Gougers...
 2020-04-02 16:57 

Boing Boing

Dig this weirdo DEVO family group Visiting Kids...

In the late 1980s, Nancye Ferguson, then-wife of DEVO's Mark Mothersbaugh along with Bob Mothersbaugh, his daughter Alex, and then-DEVO drummer David Kendrick, formed Visiting Kids. Mark Mothersbaugh wrote some of the tunes and he and Bob Casale (Bob ...

 2020-04-02 16:54 

Boing Boing

Clueless Georgia governor had no idea coronavirus could spread without symptoms "until the last 24 hours"...

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp admitted yesterday he was unaware that coronavirus could be spread by infected people who don't show any symptoms — a common fact he knew nothing about "until the last 24 hours." Where has this so-called leade...

 2020-04-02 16:53 

reddit

Social Security recipients will automatically get stimulus checks, Treasury says in reversal...
 2020-04-02 16:49 

Fark

The tables have been turned as Cuomo calls into Cumo's show. #NewYorkTough [Sappy]...

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 2020-04-02 16:49 

Slashdot

Akamai, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, and Google Join Internet Routing Security Effort...

A community effort to improve the internet's routing security has won the backing of some of the web's biggest names. From a report: Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Akamai, and Netflix, among others, have signed up to the Mutually Agreed Norm...

 2020-04-02 16:48 

reddit

Michigan judge tosses people in jail for showing up late, even amid pandemic...
 2020-04-02 16:46 

Fark

Canada has 'hair-freezing' contests, and it is quite a hair-raising experience [Amusing]...

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 2020-04-02 16:45 

Fark

Drew and Dallan livestreaming at 1:30pm ET with today's News Update: Bringing you everything you need to know and some things you don't. Bonus: a new episode of the Cuomo Brothers just dropped...

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 2020-04-02 16:45 

Boing Boing

9/11 Truthers are still at it about Building 7...

There will always be people who think the Moon landings were a hoax, that the Earth is flat, that vaccines cause autism, and that fire didn't cause the World Trade Center's buildings to collapse. This month, a group called Architects and Engineers...

 2020-04-02 16:35 

Fark

This week's serving of vintage 80's alt/goth/shoegaze/indie includes Alien Sex Fiend, Pylon, J&MC, and best of all, no Covid-19. Come hear what terrestrial radio doesn't sound like on Past...

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 2020-04-02 16:31 

Fark

NJDOT notices that cars are freely mocing along during rush hour due to coronavirus, fixes the glitch [Obvious]...

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 2020-04-02 16:16 

Fark

"I'm sorry to tell you this, but along with coronavirus, you also have a rare brain condition." "Well, at least I don't have coronavirus" [Strange]...

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 2020-04-02 16:06 

reddit

Mich. police say serial flasher sought for 2 decades arrested...
 2020-04-02 16:05 

Slashdot

Intel's 10th-gen H-series Laptop CPUs Reach 5.3GHz...

Just like Intel said at CES, it's crossed the 5GHz barrier with its new H-series 10th generation notebook CPUs. And you won't need to shell out for the top-of-the-line Core i9 to do it: The new six and eight-core i7 processors reach up to 5.1Ghz (...

 2020-04-02 16:03 

Fark

Tiger King's Joe Exotic suggests Brad Pitt should play him on screen. Apparently he's not familiar with Danny McBride (link contains spoilers) [Unlikely]...

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 2020-04-02 16:00 

Fark

Caption this confrontation [Caption]...

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 2020-04-02 15:50 

Fark

'They see me rollin' Police find 192 rolls of toilet paper stashed in stolen SUV in Beverly Hills [Awkward]...

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 2020-04-02 15:42 

Fark

Don't save your coronavirus check, spend it as it's your patriotic duty. Especially if it's awesome stuff like hookers and blow [Obvious]...

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 2020-04-02 15:31 

reddit

Baltimore board OKs surveillance planes amid opposition...
 2020-04-02 15:30 

Fark

Health care workers warn us that we will be truly boned once the coming wave of coronavirus decimates their ranks [Scary]...

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 2020-04-02 15:24 

reddit

California church holds services despite state ban...
 2020-04-02 15:24 

Slashdot

SpaceX Bans Zoom Over Privacy Concerns...

Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX has banned its employees from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing "significant privacy and security concerns," according to a memo seen by Reuters, days after U.S. law enforcement warned users about the ...

 2020-04-02 15:21 

Boing Boing

1980's 12-year-old post-punk sensation Chandra sings "Concentration"...

Reddit : Chandra Oppenheim's story is one of the most innocent but interesting stories to come out of post-punk NYC. After glam moved into punk and punk moved into post-punk/new wave/no wave/noise/outsider disco/mutant disco/art punk/etc/etc, it was a...

 2020-04-02 15:18 

Fark

San Francisco bans those re-usable bags that they wanted everyone to start using [Facepalm]...

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 2020-04-02 15:09 

reddit

Judge Roy Moore to represent Life Tabernacle Church...
 2020-04-02 15:07 

Boing Boing

Alastair Reynolds' "Revenger"...

Revenger , a fast-paced space opera by Alastair Reynolds with strong women as protagonists and few surprises certainly took my mind off things for a bit. Worldbuilding galore takes place in Revenger's galaxy, a place littered with the detritus of huma...

 2020-04-02 15:05 

Fark

If you have a heart attack (ack) (ack) (ack) (ack) in NYC, EMT may decide moving you to a hospital seems such a waste of time, that's what it's all about until coronavirus is moving out [Sad]...

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 2020-04-02 15:01 

Boing Boing

The incredible storyboards of Parasite compared to the film...

Parasite director Bong Joon-ho drew out beautiful storyboards before rolling film. He's combined his drawings and all of the movie's dialogue into Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards coming out in May. In the videos above and below, Through t...

 2020-04-02 14:58 

reddit

Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures...
 2020-04-02 14:57 

Slashdot

A Feature on Zoom Secretly Displayed Data From People's LinkedIn Profiles...

After an inquiry from The New York Times reporters, Zoom said it would disable a data-mining feature that could be used to snoop on participants during meetings without their knowledge. From a report: For Americans sheltering at home during the coronaviru...

 2020-04-02 14:56 

Fark

HOA realizes it's not CDC, backs down on demanding members reveal COVID status [Asinine]...

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 2020-04-02 14:47 

Boing Boing

6.6m Americans filed for unemployment last week...

More than 6.6m Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, breaking the record for the second week running. " That brings the total number of Americans who filed for unemployment over the past two weeks to nearly 10 million ," writes Fo...

 2020-04-02 14:46 

reddit

Grand Canyon National Park Closed...
 2020-04-02 14:44 

Fark

Slate asks the question: Is the South ready for coronavirus? Oh, come on. We're talking about the region that gave us the Civil War, Katrina, and Atlanta being shut down by a quarter inch of snow....

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 2020-04-02 14:38 

Boing Boing

Finally, Amazon + Whole Foods workers to get masks, temperature checks...

After weeks of workers' complaints they are at risk because of lack of coronavirus protections, Amazon says it will deploy face masks and temperature checks for workers by next week. The company says it will provide protective gear to staff at all its...

 2020-04-02 14:32 

Fark

Fighting COVID-19 is like playing whack-a-mole. Subby won an oversized teddy bear playing whack-a-mole once, and is available to join Trump's pandemic team [Interesting]...

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 2020-04-02 14:21 

Fark

Remember all that hype over ventilators and will we have enough? Well the stats vary from "it might help some" to "they're all gonna die anyway" [Sad]...

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 2020-04-02 14:18 

reddit

WeWork troubles deepen as SoftBank pulls $3 billion tender...
 2020-04-02 14:10 

Fark

Wife's hatred of COVID-19 equaled only by her love of fireball whiskey [Florida]...

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