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 2020-06-05 16:50 

Fark

"I don't believe there's ever been a good person of color killed by a police officer" writes former mayor of Temecula, CA. in an email [Facepalm]...

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 2020-06-05 16:50 

Slashdot

How Apple Decides Which Products Are 'Vintage' and 'Obsolete'...

Maddie Stone, writing for OneZero: For the past eight years, I've been working mainly on a late 2012 iMac. I'm no Luddite, but the computer has held up well over the years, and I've never felt the need to replace it. Recently, though, my iMac ...

 2020-06-05 16:35 

Fark

For no particular reason let's review what happened in Romanina 30 years ago [Interesting]...

[21 comments]...

 2020-06-05 16:29 

Boing Boing

Buffalo Bills quarterback says he's sorry for saying "only elite white people" should have guns...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Jake Fromm says he now regrets expressing his belief on social media that guns should be "very expensive so only elite white people can get them." He tweeted the apology to his Twitter account, which has over 200,00 follo...

 2020-06-05 16:21 

Boing Boing

Watch: Man on bike attacks a group of activists, including a young girl...

A man on a bike accosts a group of activists who are putting up flyers asking for justice for George Floyd. He grabs a young girl's arm and takes something out of her hand. "She has nothing, do not touch her, sir!" a woman shouts. He then rams...

 2020-06-05 16:20 

Fark

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says Cleveland is perceived as 'butthole of the world' [Interesting]...

[24 comments]...

 2020-06-05 16:10 

Slashdot

Slack Removed a Blog Post Showing How Police Use its Tech...

Slack recently deleted one of the company's own blog posts that explained how a local police department used the chat platform to share intelligence. From a report: The move came after some Black Slack employees flagged the blog post years ago, one em...

 2020-06-05 16:05 

Fark

Police face no repercussions for lying about protesters [Obvious]...

[38 comments]...

 2020-06-05 15:53 

Fark

Standing still, hands up and behind head, not resisting arrest? Let's give him a flying leg kick in right in the back [Scary]...

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 2020-06-05 15:51 

Boing Boing

Oblivious man walks out of 75-day silent retreat and tweets 'Did I miss anything?'...

In mid-March, 33-year-old Daniel Thorson checked himself into a silent Buddhist meditation retreat in a remote part of Vermont. On May 23, two-and-a-half months later, he left the retreat and tweeted, "Did I miss anything?" After leaving the retre...

 2020-06-05 15:41 

Slashdot

Uber's Self-driving AI Predicts the Trajectories of Pedestrians, Vehicles, and Cyclists...

In a preprint paper, Uber researchers describe MultiNet, a system that detects and predicts the motions of obstacles from autonomous vehicle lidar data. From a report: They say that unlike existing models, MultiNet reasons about the uncertainty of the beh...

 2020-06-05 15:40 

reddit

Virginia city removes 176-year-old slave auction block...
 2020-06-05 15:39 

reddit

Huntsville police chief: Protesters "brought this on themselves"...
 2020-06-05 15:35 

Fark

"And my chainsaw" [Scary]...

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 2020-06-05 15:25 

Boing Boing

Meghan runs off with Princess Diana's jewels, Prince Andrew caught fleeing, and Ron Jeremy's wood, in this week's dubious tabloids...

Schadenfreude fuels the tabloids....

 2020-06-05 15:24 

Slashdot

Putin Declares State of Emergency After Massive Fuel Leak Pollutes River in the Arctic Circle...

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency in the city of Norilsk after a massive oil spill in the Arctic region. An estimated 20,000 tons of fuel from a power plant spilled onto a road, and a large part made its way into an river on M...

 2020-06-05 15:20 

Fark

Camden, NJ fired its entire police force in 2013 and re-started from scratch. Fark: It reduced excessive force complaints by 95% since 2014 [Interesting]...

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 2020-06-05 15:13 

Boing Boing

Real Tested CBD Brand Spotlight CBDfx...

Boing Boing welcomes Real Tested CBD as a sponsor! We at Real Tested CBD are continually striving to bring you information about the best CBD brands and their respective products available in the market. The CBD industry is thriving due to new-found aware...

 2020-06-05 15:13 

reddit

Multiracial family harassed, trapped on camping trip near Forks...
 2020-06-05 15:09 

Slashdot

Germany, France Launch Gaia-X Platform in Bid For 'Tech Sovereignty'...

Europe's economic powerhouses have joined forces to take on tech giants in the ultra-competitive field of cloud computing. Just don't rule out Silicon Valley quite yet. From a report: The idea behind the project, named "Gaia-X" after an an...

 2020-06-05 15:05 

Fark

Power Wheels Karen upset that a child was driving a toy car "without a license" in a park [Silly]...

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 2020-06-05 14:50 

Fark

The insane conspiracy theories about George Floyd's execution-by-police are sweeping over the internet and are out of control [Scary]...

[18 comments]...

 2020-06-05 14:35 

Boing Boing

Walmart takes guns off shop floor...

Walmart is removing guns from shop floors , according to Fox News and CNN. The move was prompted by nationwide protests over the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by cops in Minneapolis. The company has faced criticism over its decision to co...

 2020-06-05 14:35 

Fark

LAPD fire rubber bullets at wheelchair-bound homeless man who had nowhere to go [Scary]...

[52 comments]...

 2020-06-05 14:35 

Slashdot

Razer is Enabling Gamers To Donate Masks To Frontline Workers by Gaming...

Razer has launched a new initiative that lets gamers donate to COVID-19 initiatives just by playing games. Now when a gamer running its Razer Cortex software earns the company's Razer Silver currency they can pledge it towards the purchase of masks fo...

 2020-06-05 14:28 

Boing Boing

Fashion designer's robotic "Proximity Dress" automatically poofs out for physical distancing from the wearer...

Experimental fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht —most famous for her Robotic Spider Dress from a few years ago—has now created the Proximity Dress to help with physical distancing during the pandemic. The 3D-printed electromechanical dress poofs...

 2020-06-05 14:20 

Fark

Simi Valley Mayor wants to hose down George Floyd demonstrators with sewage, is concerned about the town's "bad rap because of the Rodney King trial" [Dumbass]...

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 2020-06-05 14:01 

reddit

City of DC Painting 'Black Lives Matter' on Street Near White House...
 2020-06-05 13:59 

Fark

For the first time in almost three months there were zero point zero deaths from Covid-19 in NYC [Spiffy]...

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 2020-06-05 13:44 

reddit

Cross Burning under investigation by Macon County Sheriff's Office...
 2020-06-05 13:35 

Fark

The truth about rubber bullets and other "nonlethal" police weapons, all of these can seriously mess you up [Scary]...

[27 comments]...

 2020-06-05 13:20 

Fark

Police face no repercussions for attacking protesters [Murica]...

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 2020-06-05 13:09 

reddit

2 officers suspended after video shows 75-year-old man being pushed during protest...
 2020-06-05 13:08 

reddit

'I'm getting shot': attacks on journalists surge in US protests...
 2020-06-05 13:05 

Fark

Pour me wine in a tumbler? You bet that's a pooping on your doorstep [Stupid]...

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 2020-06-05 13:03 

Boing Boing

If you see the police, start recording...

T.C. Sottek writes that this week's protests, marked by soaring levels of police violence against demonstrators, show that we have a responsibility to record them when we can . Last night's horrific attack on an unarmed, elderly man by Buffalo pol...

 2020-06-05 13:00 

Boing Boing

Got a quick fix sewing job that needs to be taken care of? This handheld sewer gets it done in minutes...

Right tool for the right job. You probably heard a parent or grandparent say it at least once at some point. And it's true in so many cases. If you spot a small tear in your living room curtains or near to hem a pair of pants, you can always use the g...

 2020-06-05 13:00 

Fark

Photoshop this half of headphones [Photoshop]...

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 2020-06-05 13:00 

Slashdot

France, Germany Back European Cloud Computing 'Moonshot'...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: France and Germany threw their weight on Thursday behind plans to create a cloud computing ecosystem that seeks to reduce Europe's dependence on Silicon Valley giants Amazon, Microsoft and Google. The ...

 2020-06-05 12:59 

Fark

Cross burned on interstate overpass in Alabama, which in this timeline just means it's Friday [Asinine]...

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 2020-06-05 12:35 

reddit

May unemployment rate comes in at 13.3%, better than the 19.5% expected...
 2020-06-05 12:35 

Fark

Overzealous New York cops say the beatings will continue for the protestors until moral improves concerning the states curfew [Scary]...

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 2020-06-05 12:34 

Boing Boing

"Law Enforcement" seizes hundreds of coronavirus masks to prevent use by protestors...

The Huffington Post reports that law enforcement has siezed hundreds of coronavirus masks to prevent protestors from wearing them in public . The U.S. Postal Service tracking numbers for the packages indicate they were "Seized by Law Enforcement" ...

 2020-06-05 12:28 

Fark

Clearly this elderly man presented a grave danger to the police (warning: graphic, disturbing video) [Sick]...

[169 comments]...

 2020-06-05 12:12 

Boing Boing

Elderly man shoved to ground by Buffalo cops in horrific footage...

Two officers from Buffalo police department were suspended late Thursday after footage of them shoving an elderly man spread on social media. The man, who was unarmed and clearly unthreatening to the officers, was seriously injured and taken to hospital. ...

 2020-06-05 12:03 

Boing Boing

Oakland's past-curfew protest turns into a massive dance party...

On Wednesday during a "Justice for George Floyd" protest, a late-night dance party broke out in downtown Oakland. Thousands of masked people took to the streets in this peaceful past-curfew street fte. Robb Benson : After several nights of violent...

 2020-06-05 11:59 

Boing Boing

Unusual dongle adapts life to death...

This dongle allegedly converts "household" -- i.e. 110v AC power -- to 3.5mm . It's misdescribed and is for photographic use (if it were intended to be jammed in the mains, the prongs would have holes) but it makes me think a splendid purpose ...

 2020-06-05 11:49 

reddit

Buffalo Police Officers Suspended After Shoving 75-Year-Old Protester...
 2020-06-05 11:31 

Fark

In Russia the aliens probe you. Hey wait a sec [Unlikely]...

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 2020-06-05 10:33 

reddit

SF officer involved in shooting death of homeless man quit while facing discipline, landed new job in Antioch...

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