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 2019-11-15 16:01 

Slashdot

The Org That Doles Out .Org Websites Just Sold Itself To a For-Profit Company...

Today, the Public Interest Registry (PIR), which maintains the .org top-level domain, announced that it will be acquired by Ethos Capital, a private equity firm. From a report: This move will make PIR, previously a non-profit domain registry, officially p...

 2019-11-15 15:50 

Fark

Do you have a bag? What's in your bag? [Survey]...

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 2019-11-15 15:41 

Slashdot

Google Almost Made 100,000 Chest X-rays Public -- Until it Realized Personal Data Could Be Exposed...

Two days before Google was set to publicly post more than 100,000 images of human chest X-rays, the tech giant got a call from the National Institutes of Health, which had provided the images: Some of them still contained details that could be used to ide...

 2019-11-15 15:36 

reddit

Off-duty trooper was texting before striking and killing N.J. teen in Westfield, lawsuit alleges...
 2019-11-15 15:35 

Fark

The CDC would like to reminded you again to get the flu shot because herd immunity only works when most of the herd actually gets immunized [Obvious]...

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 2019-11-15 15:32 

Boing Boing

An interview with Andy Greenberg about his book Sandworm, on the Russian state hackers who attack power grids...

Wired security reporter Andy Greenberg's latest book is Sandworm ( previously ), a true-life technothriller that tells the stories of the cybersecurity experts who analyzed and attributed as series of ghastly cyberwar attacks that brought down parts o...

 2019-11-15 15:26 

Boing Boing

Fortnite + Star Wars: Now you can play as an Imperial Stormtrooper...

Apparently you may buy the Stormie skin, or get it free with an advance copy of Star Wars new RPG. I wonder if Stormtroopers get 10x weapons bloom. Read the rest...

 2019-11-15 15:12 

Fark

Teenagers are getting bad sex ed in school so they're turning to TikTok [Creepy]...

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 2019-11-15 14:50 

Fark

Nothing says gangsta like a giant 'Mighty Mongrel Mob' tattoo inked all across your face for the cops to pick you up nice and easy [Facepalm]...

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 2019-11-15 14:50 

Slashdot

Taiwan Stops Selling Huawei Phones That Identify It as Part of China...

Taiwan suspended sales of three Huawei smartphone models that identify Taiwan as part of China, striking a fresh blow in a long-running conflict over references to sovereignty. From a report: Phone carriers were ordered to stop offering Huawei's P30, ...

 2019-11-15 14:39 

reddit

Hong Kong's Clockenflap festival, a 60,000-capacity event, cancelled amid escalating crisis...
 2019-11-15 14:34 

Fark

Here's your chance to be prepared for the future as you can now buy an abandoned missile complex for the fire sale price of $400,000 [Interesting]...

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 2019-11-15 14:34 

reddit

Sheriff: Man makes large bank withdrawal, gets robbed by his teller in home invasion...
 2019-11-15 14:32 

reddit

Cigarette smoking among adults hits all time low in the United States...
 2019-11-15 14:30 

Boing Boing

Mexican Walmart employees strike to demand wages...

I've spent a lot of time in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It's a beautiful place, filled with friendly people and an insanely low cost of living... if you're from somewhere further north in North America. In my experience, Mexicans are a ...

 2019-11-15 14:18 

Slashdot

Apple To Remove Vaping Apps From Store...

Amid growing health concerns over e-cigarettes, Apple will remove all 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store this morning, Axios reports. From a report: The move comes after at least 42 people have died from vaping-related lung illness, per the...

 2019-11-15 14:00 

Fark

Photoshop this picture of Richard Branson riding a conveyor belt full of giant sushi [Photoshop]...

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 2019-11-15 14:00 

Boing Boing

How cities can serve as a model for social media platforms to build better community spaces...

Eli Pariser is the author of The Filter Bubble , a book which lent its name to a recent Congressional bill about social media transparency. He's also one of the co-founders of Upworthy (and, full disclosure, my former boss). In other words, Pariser ha...

 2019-11-15 13:53 

reddit

70% of Americans say they are struggling financially...
 2019-11-15 13:53 

reddit

Hospitals hit by ransomware attacks are seeing an increase in heart patients' death rates...
 2019-11-15 13:50 

Fark

Look at this woman. If you see her, do NOT date her. When she gets frustrated, she WILL bite your penis [Weeners]...

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 2019-11-15 13:43 

Boing Boing

Donald Trump Jr. book sales reportedly goosed by bulk purchases "close to the author"...

Political books by random MAGA people are a hot genre, but Donald Trump Jr's " Triggered " lands in a saturated market. Morevoer, Trump fans generally prefer the attention dance of Fox News and social media to hours spent curled up with a bad ...

 2019-11-15 13:37 

reddit

'False wall' found in Colorado Springs day care owner's house with 26 kids in basement...
 2019-11-15 13:37 

Fark

74-year-old pensioner distraught after catching his 21-year-old wife snogging another man in the shower ...a 14 years younger man. Subby can only wish he will have these problems at 74 (possible nsfw ...

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 2019-11-15 13:15 

Fark

Man found with bag of drugs in car tells cops wind must've blown it in the back seat [Florida]...

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 2019-11-15 13:05 

reddit

BBB Warning: "Secret Sister" Gift Exchange is Illegal...
 2019-11-15 13:00 

Boing Boing

This security camera uses facial recognition to give you some privacy...

A typical security camera can give you peace of mind. But that might be offset by the nagging feeling that it's watching you , too. The best kind of security system is one that protects both your home and your privacy, and the blurams Dome Pro 1080p S...

 2019-11-15 13:00 

Boing Boing

Indiana judges suspended after 3 a.m. brawl at White Castle...

Three Indiana judges got in a fight. Two were injured, all were suspended. NPR's Laurel Wamsley reports " an incident brimming with colorful details. " The altercation apparently started sometime after 3 a.m., when one of the judges, Sabrina B...

 2019-11-15 13:00 

Slashdot

A Jury of Random People Can Do Wonders For Facebook...

Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard's Berkman Klein Center, writes about how and why Facebook might take inspiration from the U.S. jury system in reviewing the truth value of political ads. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the article: ...

 2019-11-15 12:53 

Fark

Residents in Venice: This flooding is bad, as bad as we've seen it, and very well may be a sign that our continued life in this centuries-old city could now be unviable. Tourists in Venice: OMG FL...

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 2019-11-15 12:52 

reddit

German parliament approves climate protection law...
 2019-11-15 12:51 

Boing Boing

If Untitled Goose Game were a Playstation 1 game...

If #UntitledGooseGame was released on PS1 made with #GodotEngine #gamedev pic.twitter.com/xDFai1Tcgt — Miziziziz (@miziziziz) November 13, 2019 Untitled Goose Game is the hit title where you play an obstreperous bird menacing a bucolic village. Game...

 2019-11-15 12:42 

Boing Boing

Quevos are the best keto chips I've found...

I've lost weight with keto—the only thing that's worked for me—but face two ongoing problems. First, I get bored of eating fat and leaves. Second, keto clones of normal snacks tend to be weird, mealy or downright unpleasant to taste. Q...

 2019-11-15 12:31 

Fark

It's that time of year when the nights grow longer, the temperatures get colder, and Arizona builds its annual tumbleweed Christmas tree [Spiffy]...

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 2019-11-15 12:30 

Boing Boing

Disquieting footage of distant howling...

This footage of mysterious, distant howling is going viral, with Internet Experts In Everything assuring all that it's definitely not wolves, bears or the other usual suspects. Stargell Blackstar: "me, my wife and grandson went grouse hunting abou...

 2019-11-15 12:13 

reddit

Germany: Don't panic over 'Islamic State' returnees' arrival...
 2019-11-15 12:10 

reddit

Apple is removing all vaping apps from the App Store this morning...
 2019-11-15 11:30 

Boing Boing

Graphical simulation of baking bread...

TeranGroup presents a "novel thermomechanical model" for simulating rising dough and the properties of bread, cookies, pancakes, etc. Heat transfer with thermal expansion is used to model thermal variations in material properties. Water- based mas...

 2019-11-15 11:29 

Fark

What's worse? Getting your pay cut in half when your boss learns you're gay? Or your boss saying your pay will now be on par with "other females in the office?" [Murica]...

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 2019-11-15 11:13 

reddit

China's mega-dump full 25 years ahead of schedule...
 2019-11-15 11:00 

Boing Boing

Great British Baking Show 2019 winner describes the misleading editing on the show...

(Stop reading now to avoid spoilers) Devon Ivie interviewed Great British Baking Show 2019 winner David Atherton and finalist Steph Blackwell for Vulture. Among other things, David described some of the terrific moments edited out of the show: Were you bu...

 2019-11-15 10:31 

Fark

Venetian council rejects proposal to combat climate change. Guess what happens two minutes later [Awkward]...

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 2019-11-15 10:30 

Boing Boing

Ducks decide that it's too cold to be out...

The moment when the collective decision is made; you're about to see one of those, but for people. Read the rest...

 2019-11-15 10:00 

Boing Boing

Here's all the times they say "bounty puck" and "tracking fob" in the first episode of Disney's The Mandalorian...

Congratulations to Disney on the exciting new merchandising opportunity of bounty pucks: I swear these are three different scenes: And if bounty pucks don't prove popular, there's the less sophisticated tracking fob: Read the rest...

 2019-11-15 10:00 

Slashdot

Physicists Irreversibly Split Photons By Freezing Them In a Bose-Einstein Condensate...

Physicists from the University of Bonn and the University of Cologne have succeeded in cooling photons down to a Bose-Einstein condensate, causing the light to collect in optical "valleys" from which it can no longer return. The findings have been...

 2019-11-15 09:30 

Fark

Bank teller follows elderly customer home after he made large withdrawal, delivers home invasion service free of bank fees [Scary]...

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 2019-11-15 09:26 

reddit

Judges involved in shooting at Indiana White Castle suspended without pay...
 2019-11-15 08:48 

reddit

Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change...
 2019-11-15 08:42 

reddit

Bodies of 12 people found in plastic bags in Jalisco...
 2019-11-15 08:30 

Fark

Officer gets creative, draws Fark-style diagram of deer versus car accident on official report. This is what all accident reports should look like [Hero]...

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