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 2020-04-03 19:00 

Fark

Welcome Fark Artists to ye Fartist Friday contest. This week's theme: Make a mask from things you have on hand. Difficulty: Don't use an existing mask to build on. LGT last week's Fartist ...

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 2020-04-03 18:50 

reddit

Life-threatening parasite found in Chinese patients who ate raw centipedes...
 2020-04-03 18:50 

Fark

People stuck at home are adopting puppies in record numbers. That's just... nice [Spiffy]...

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 2020-04-03 18:42 

Slashdot

WeWork Founder Misses Out on $1 Billion as SoftBank Cancels Share Buyout...

SoftBank is walking away from a sizeable chunk of its WeWork rescue package, which included a near billion dollar windfall for ousted founder Adam Neumann. From a report: The Japanese tech company has backed out of a plan to buy $3 billion worth of shares...

 2020-04-03 18:39 

reddit

Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter and her young son missing on Chesapeake Bay, family says...
 2020-04-03 18:35 

Fark

"Watchmen" proving more prophetic than usual [Scary]...

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 2020-04-03 18:29 

Boing Boing

Perfect breakfast burrito in 8 simple steps...

Wow. Breakfast burritos are WAY better when working and cooking from home. Now I am hungry. So THIS is how you make a perfect breakfast burrito. The technique is not something that ever would have occurred to me, but now it seems so obvious. This looks so...

 2020-04-03 18:23 

Fark

Condo Karen calls cops on neighbor for A) loud music, B) cooking smells, or C) running a CDC-compliant drive-through COVID testing center in the parking lot? [Asinine]...

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 2020-04-03 18:20 

Boing Boing

Funny animated doodle: 'Bird with Arms'...

This is a very funny short story, told in a crappy overly compressed GIF and some doodle overlays. It's brilliant. Wait for it. Bird with Arms ' Bird with Arms ' Read the rest...

 2020-04-03 18:16 

Boing Boing

Amazon to delay Prime Day over coronavirus...

Amazon will delay its annual marketing and money-making Prime Day due to the coronavirus pandemic. Citing 'internal meeting notes,' Reuters report s that Amazon.com will postpone its major summer shopping event Prime Day at least until August, and...

 2020-04-03 18:08 

reddit

New York to redistribute ventilators amid shortage...
 2020-04-03 18:06 

Fark

So remember those stories of fathers catching their kids smoking, so they make them smoke a whole pack as punishment? It's like that, but replace the father with the NYPD, and smoking with "fa...

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 2020-04-03 18:05 

Boing Boing

Trump says he tested negative for COVID-19, for the second time...

Impeached president and serial liar Donald John Trump said on Thursday that he has been tested for COVID-19 for a second time, and again received negative results. Trump this time took the newer, rapid point-of-care test and called it "more pleasant&#...

 2020-04-03 18:01 

Slashdot

How Google Ruined the Internet...

An anonymous reader shares a column: Remember that story about the Polish dentist who pulled out all of her ex-boyfriend's teeth in an act of revenge? It was complete and utter bullshit. 100% fabricated. No one knows who wrote it. Nevertheless, it was...

 2020-04-03 17:57 

Boing Boing

Canada PM Justin Trudeau says country has signed with Amazon for medical supply distribution in COVID-19 crisis...

Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau says the country has signed an agreement with Amazon.com for the distribution of critical emergency medical supplies such as masks, face shields, gowns, ventilators, and test kits in the COVID-19 crisis. Prime Mi...

 2020-04-03 17:50 

Fark

Maan who owns severaal clinics in Mongoliaan caapitaal Ulaanbaataar tries to buy his country vaast quaantity of coronaavirus maasks. Turns out it waas aall aa complete scaam [Awkward]...

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 2020-04-03 17:47 

Boing Boing

Zoom transmits your info through China, and uses non-standard encryption, researchers say...

"Researchers conclude that Zoom uses non-industry-standard cryptographic techniques with identifiable weaknesses and is not suitable for sensitive communications."...

 2020-04-03 17:41 

Boing Boing

Watch: New 'Republicans for Law' ad shows GOP voters who no longer support Trump...

Here's a new ad, from the GOP anti-Trump group Republicans for Law , showing GOP voters who no longer support Trump because of his incompetent response to the coronavirus. Summed up: "Even though I've been a Republican all my life, I can't...

 2020-04-03 17:39 

Fark

Apparently Americans are happy sitting at home and stuffing their faces with food and drinking booze, most say they'll keep staying home this month even if restrictions are lifted for the coronavi...

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 2020-04-03 17:34 

Boing Boing

Zoom patches Windows vulnerability that let attackers steal your Windows login from dodgy chat links...

The suddenly popular videoconferencing app Zoom has issued a patch for a vulnerability in its Windows client that allowed attackers to steal the user's Windows login credentials from malicious chat links. Hi @zoom_us & @NCSC - here is an example of ex...

 2020-04-03 17:25 

Fark

Rim job leads to arrest [Dumbass]...

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 2020-04-03 17:22 

Slashdot

Amazon Exec Called Fired Worker 'Not Smart' in Leaked Memo...

A senior Amazon executive called a fired Staten Island warehouse worker "not smart or articulate" in internal discussions about how the company should respond to employee criticism of its handling of the pandemic, Bloomberg reported Friday. From a...

 2020-04-03 17:12 

Fark

Don't forget to take your daily dose of bridges that eat trucks. They say laughter is the best medicine [Fail]...

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 2020-04-03 17:09 

Boing Boing

Zoom: Thousands of calls found via web search, thanks to default file naming scheme after users saved them in unprotected spaces like open AWS S3 buckets...

Everyone is using Zoom for everything from pandemic family gatherings to A.A. meetings to therapy sessions to teaching college classes, but the app has newly revealed and very concerning security vulnerabilities. The contents of thousands of video calls m...

 2020-04-03 17:04 

Boing Boing

Watch the Aurora Borealis and countless other natural scenes live from lockdown!...

Nature webcam network Explore.org curates a fantastic collection of countless live cams from around the world organized into categories like Africa, bears, oceans, dogs, animal sanctuaries, and "zen cams." They also provide short descriptions of w...

 2020-04-03 17:00 

Boing Boing

State governors are taking to smuggling PPE to get around the feds...

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is technically a Republican, in as much as calling himself a "Republican" helped him to garner votes in the western part of the state, which is less Deep Blue than the Metro Boston Area. But as far as I've ...

 2020-04-03 17:00 

Fark

Meanwhile in the Philippines, things have escalated quickly [Scary]...

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 2020-04-03 16:48 

Boing Boing

Animated version of the 'Star Wars Episode 9' that could have been...

Fans have pined away for the Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Collin Trevorrow was set to direct. This animated version show just how much better it would have been... Read the rest...

 2020-04-03 16:46 

Fark

Hate your family, but stuck inside with them? Good news, the government is now telling families to observe social distancing. I call the room with the beer [Cool]...

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 2020-04-03 16:44 

Slashdot

Zoom's Encryption Is 'Not Suited for Secrets' and Has Surprising Links To China, Researchers Discover...

Meetings on Zoom, the increasingly popular video conferencing service, are encrypted using an algorithm with serious, well-known weaknesses, and sometimes using keys issued by servers in China, even when meeting participants are all in North America, acco...

 2020-04-03 16:40 

Boing Boing

Soul legend Bill Withers, singer of "Lean on Me" and "Lovely Day," RIP...

The great soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers has died of heart complications. The three-time Grammy winner was 81. Withers is best known for his hits "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day," "Ain't No Sunshine," and "Just the Two of Us...

 2020-04-03 16:32 

Fark

Dozens of journalism professors and working journalists sign open letter to Fox News owners saying network's coverage of coronavirus pandemic is a "danger to public health" [Interesting]...

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 2020-04-03 16:24 

Fark

Drew and Dallan are back with a Friday Fark News roundup - all the news you need, some you don't. Livetream starts 1:30pm eastern [PSA]...

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 2020-04-03 16:18 

Fark

Paddleboarder arrested at Malibu Pier for flouting state stay at home order, with video goodness of boat chase and arrest [Dumbass]...

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 2020-04-03 16:10 

Boing Boing

Paul McCartney's 'No More Lonely Nights' (1984)...

I enjoyed this period of Paul and sort of fondly remember the movie Give My Regards to Broad Street but it was completely unmemorable. Woke up with this stuck in my head tho. Read the rest...

 2020-04-03 16:09 

Fark

U.S. COVID deaths is now twice as much as 9/11. That's right, 18/11 deaths [Sad]...

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 2020-04-03 16:05 

Fark

Oh looky here, a 100 smuggling 'ghost' ships suddenly appear off the coast of North Korea [Obvious]...

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 2020-04-03 16:04 

reddit

NEIMAN MARCUS Prepares for Bankruptcy...
 2020-04-03 16:03 

reddit

Government lawyer named as new Grand Canyon park leader...
 2020-04-03 16:03 

Slashdot

A Hacker Has Wiped, Defaced More Than 15,000 Elasticsearch Servers...

For the past two weeks, a hacker has been breaking into Elasticsearch servers that have been left open on the internet without a password and attempting to wipe their content, while also leaving the name of a cyber-security firm behind, trying to divert b...

 2020-04-03 16:02 

Boing Boing

Bus driver furious with woman who coughed on his bus, then died yesterday from coronavirus...

On March 21, Detroit bus driver Jason Hargrove, 50, posted this video on Facebook. He was frustrated that a woman had openly coughed on his bus without thinking about others. "I ain't blaming nobody, nobody but the woman who did this shit," he...

 2020-04-03 16:00 

Boing Boing

Pretty sure this bird just discovered that the Earth is a simulation...

Bird just hit the edge of the map pic.twitter.com/U9ruDPwJBZ — Nature is Lit (@NaturelsLit) April 2, 2020 Don't let the Flat-Earthers find out that our world is just an unrendered level in a video game. Image via NeedPix / Public Domain Read the...

 2020-04-03 15:55 

reddit

Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Satellite Beach Ban Sunbathing, Sitting In Chairs At Beach...
 2020-04-03 15:54 

Fark

Retail purchases of milk rose nearly 53% for the week ended March 21, butter sales surged more than 127% and cheese rose more than 84%. Today the Dairy Farmers of America say "dump all your milk&#...

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 2020-04-03 15:49 

reddit

Sailors show support for dismissed Navy captain...
 2020-04-03 15:45 

Boing Boing

County sheriffs claim that prisoners sleeping head-to-toe count as being "six feet apart" for coronavirus safety...

Prisons in America are already overcrowded, under-supported, and maddeningly profitable for the people who made them that way. And when people die in incarceration under more normal circumstances, it still tends to get ignored or covered up . As a result,...

 2020-04-03 15:42 

Fark

COVID-19 could exacerbate problem-gambling online, and, due to online pornography, also increase problem-exacerbating [PSA]...

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 2020-04-03 15:33 

Boing Boing

Google's COVID-19 "community mobility" surveillance reports...

Google has a whole set of graphs showing us the decline in folks moving around. Glad to know they're keeping an eye out for us! Google's COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports Read the rest...

 2020-04-03 15:30 

Fark

Once nice thing New Yorkers are discovering about social distancing: it is no longer considered rude to let the elevator doors slam in the face of someone rushing to catch it [Obvious]...

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 2020-04-03 15:30 

Boing Boing

"The Rise of Skywalker" is so much better with Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name Of" as the soundtrack...

Why couldn't the rest of the movie have been like this? The Death of Palpatine... but with Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name of" pic.twitter.com/IGySw9IkMY — Adam Lance Garcia (@AdamLanceGarcia) April 1, 2020 Adam Garci...

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