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 2021-09-20 14:43 

Boing Boing

New beer too strong for some U.S. states...

A limited-run beer from Samuel Adams is too strong for some U.S. states: its 28% ABV is illegal in 15 of them . The brewer releases a new version of its Utopias brand every two years, and the twelfth edition will be on shelves starting Oct. — Read t...

 2021-09-20 14:42 

Slashdot

Amazon Says It's Permanently Banned 600 Chinese Brands for Review Fraud...

An anonymous reader shares a report: Remember when gadget vendors Aukey, Mpow, RavPower, Vava, TaoTronics and Choetech started mysteriously disappearing from Amazon's online storefront, and it turned out Amazon had intentionally yanked them while vagu...

 2021-09-20 14:38 

Boing Boing

Pro-Putin party wins election. Look at these videos of election fraud...

The United Russia party won a large parliamentary majority in the election this weekend, and opponents are crying foul . They have many videos showing people stuffing ballot boxes at polling centers. Crooked workers stood in front of boxes or obscured cam...

 2021-09-20 14:32 

Fark

Meanwhile in England: Cursed plywood spotted outside church. Because it has a face in it. Maybe. If you squint real hard [Stupid]...

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 2021-09-20 14:16 

Fark

Biden to world: America's back, baby. World: New phone, who dis? [Obvious]...

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 2021-09-20 14:03 

reddit

U.S. to ease travel restrictions for foreign visitors who are vaccinated against Covid...
 2021-09-20 14:02 

Slashdot

Amazon is Investigating Whether Its Lawyers Bribed Government Officials in India...

Amazon has launched an investigation into the conduct of its legal representatives in India following a complaint from a whistleblower who alleged that one or more of the company's reps had bribed government officials, Indian news and analysis outlet ...

 2021-09-20 14:00 

Boing Boing

How a terrible boss accidentally inspired the snarky cross-stitch genre...

Subversive Cross Stitch has been around for many years but I never knew its origin story until this week. Its founder, Julie Jackson, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand her business and shared how she turned a bad work situation into a cr...

 2021-09-20 13:56 

Fark

After reading the second paragraph, Subby has his doubts now that the pregnant woman wasn't nauseated after all [Asinine]...

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 2021-09-20 13:45 

Boing Boing

Police use Tesla's autopilot to stop the car after drunk driver passes out...

Tesla's autopilot feature has been in the news lately —propelled by stories about it causing crashes , sometimes fatal, when drivers rely on it too heavily . Now comes a tale of police using autopilot to prevent what otherwise would very likely ...

 2021-09-20 13:41 

reddit

Fed Up With Post-Ida Garbage Pickup Issues, New Orleans Holds A Trash Costume Parade In Protest...
 2021-09-20 13:38 

Boing Boing

3D pipes screensaver recreated as a single-serving website...

Behold the 3D pipes of dim and flickering memory , now reborn in your browser with all the features and powers you ever dreamed off, including free flight and unlimited resolution. Includes both Utah Teapots and candy cane easter eggs! (with increased cha...

 2021-09-20 13:35 

Fark

Refs make controversial call in high school football game. Find themselves trapped in their locker room after the game when someone moves a vending machine in front of the door [Awkward]...

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 2021-09-20 13:35 

Fark

Although, perhaps one must consider that when your "no sex for fish" position results in catastrophic flooding and a global pandemic, it might be time to consider that God himself has already ...

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 2021-09-20 13:29 

Boing Boing

Making concrete on Mars by blending local dust with astronaut blood...

A famous scene from the movie The Martian is when the astronaut stranded on Mars is forced to use his own poop as fertilizer to grow potatoes. Now a research group at the University of Manchester has proposed something even more deliciously ghoulish: Futu...

 2021-09-20 13:26 

Boing Boing

A TikTok-er's hideously humorous redesigns are being used by major brands...

"I graduated college with a degree in design and I redesigned some popular logos I think we can all agree are ugly," says Emily Zugay on her TikTok account. She proceeds to redesign iconic logos into Microsoft-Paint-style abominations . Zugay is c...

 2021-09-20 13:20 

Boing Boing

Sears closes its last department in Illinois, its home state...

Almost one hundred years ago, in 1925, Sears moved beyond its catalog business and opened its first department store in Chicago. Now, the chain's last Illinois department store is shutting its doors. The company was officially founded as a mail-order ...

 2021-09-20 13:20 

Fark

Will Trudeau get his majority? Will O'Toole eke out a minority? Is Jagmeet going to do a TikTok dance? It's voting and complaining day in Canada [News]...

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 2021-09-20 13:16 

Fark

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 2021-09-20 13:03 

Boing Boing

Police chief paid $50 to woman to rape minor relative of hers, say feds. She's convicted and he's facing trial....

Kristen Naylor-Legg was paid $50 to bring a 17-year-old relative to Larry Allen Clay Jr, then the police chief of Gauley Bridge, so that he could rape her , say prosecutors in West Virginia. She pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy t...

 2021-09-20 13:02 

reddit

Amid reports of homelessness and food insecurity, 25,000 employees sue Disneyland for better pay...
 2021-09-20 13:01 

reddit

Police end search of Carlton Reserve for Brian Laundrie...
 2021-09-20 13:00 

Fark

Photoshop theme: an improvement to autumn [Photoshop]...

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 2021-09-20 13:00 

Boing Boing

These beginner watercolor painting courses can turn you into a regular old Claude Monet...

Got a stroke of genius and nowhere to make your mark? Sounds like you could use some help in the art department. You could go back to art school and get in-person lessons, but people are full of germs these days, and it's still a safe bet to just stay...

 2021-09-20 12:56 

reddit

California wildfires: weather conditions worsen threat to giant sequoia trees...
 2021-09-20 12:50 

Fark

Italian prisoner with links to Neapolitan mafia shoots at rivals with gun smuggled in by drone, probably after an argument about pineapple on pizza [Scary]...

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 2021-09-20 12:43 

reddit

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11...
 2021-09-20 12:38 

Boing Boing

Texas doctor says he gave woman abortion to defy state ban...

Dr. Alan Braid said this weekend that he had performed an abortion for a woman in Texas, defying the state's new ban on them after about 6 weeks of pregnancy : "I fully understood that there could be legal consequences — but I wanted to make...

 2021-09-20 12:35 

reddit

2 fatally shot at North Carolina Central University during football game...
 2021-09-20 12:35 

Fark

Meanwhile, in Australia, two men caught crossing Covid border with $100,000 in cash and trunk full of KFC. They are going to get such a booting [Dumbass]...

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 2021-09-20 12:30 

Fark

"I do. And I'm tired of pretending it's not" [Obvious]...

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 2021-09-20 12:29 

reddit

Rwandan court finds 'Hotel Rwanda' film hero guilty in terrorism case...
 2021-09-20 12:26 

reddit

Covid-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds is safe and shows "robust" antibody response, Pfizer says - CNN...
 2021-09-20 12:21 

reddit

Brain scans of Black women who experience racism show trauma-like effects, putting them at higher risk for future health problems...
 2021-09-20 12:20 

Fark

As a rule, casinos keep a list of scammers, mobsters and other criminals who can't set foot on their premises. Then there's New York [Stupid]...

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 2021-09-20 12:20 

Boing Boing

Monsterama, a gorgeous retro horror-art zine by a UK tattoo artist...

Just in time for Halloween, the second edition of the zine Monsterama ($20) is out and it's a real looker. UK-based tattooist Allan Graves put together "old horror graphics, like those beloved drive-in ads, mixed with contemporary horror art from ...

 2021-09-20 12:19 

Boing Boing

AI draws movie posters based on textual descriptions of films...

Noah Veltman took textual descriptions of several famous movies, then fed them to an AI — to have it generate a graphical version of what the text describes. The result: AI movie posters. That one above? Ocean's Eleven. They're pretty trippy...

 2021-09-20 12:18 

Boing Boing

Project Veritas scammed out of $165,000 by a phishing email...

Project Veritas, the conservative media group known for staging "sting operations" with hidden cameras where they trick people into saying things out of context that "confirm" right-wing conspiracy theories, announced last week that they g...

 2021-09-20 12:17 

Boing Boing

Tom Selleck explains reverse mortgages, for real...

A reverse mortgage is when you sell your house to the bank but they let you occupy it until you die. That's the pitch, anyway: the reality is that it's a complex and obfuscated form of loan hawked through "misleading advertising" and "...

 2021-09-20 12:15 

reddit

Bitcoin drops 8% to below $44,000 as risky assets tumble globally, regulatory concerns intensify...
 2021-09-20 12:06 

reddit

'I just cry': Dying of hunger in Ethiopia's blockaded Tigray...
 2021-09-20 11:57 

Fark

Pfizer says its Covid vaccine is safe and effective in kids aged 5 to 11. The company will submit the data to the FDA "as soon as possible". No rush, it's not like we're in the middle ...

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 2021-09-20 11:36 

reddit

Italian prisoner shoots at rivals with gun 'smuggled in by drone'...
 2021-09-20 11:34 

Slashdot

Stanford's Proposal Over AI's 'Foundations' Creates Controversy...

ellithligraw writes: Last month a Stanford research paper coauthored by dozens of Stanford researchers which terms some artificial intelligence models "foundations"; is causing a debate over the future of AI. A new research facility is proposed at ...

 2021-09-20 11:30 

Fark

Stranger Things is not just a TV show. Well, not anymore [Dumbass]...

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 2021-09-20 11:20 

Fark

The deadliest things Americans own aren't guns. Subby would finish this headline, but it's hard to type and drive at the same time [Obvious]...

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 2021-09-20 11:02 

reddit

Dow futures tumble more than 500 points as the September slide intensifies...
 2021-09-20 10:30 

Fark

Leprechaun now prime suspect in murder of Gabby Petito [Followup]...

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 2021-09-20 09:30 

Fark

The latest thing making climate change worse? Your toilet paper [PSA]...

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 2021-09-20 09:27 

reddit

Autopsy will be conducted this week on remains found in Gabby Petito case...

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