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Tuesday May 24, 2022. 07:45 PM
On Sunday, Carla and I went to the Los Feliz Theatre in Hollywood for the American Cinematheque screening of Drive a Crooked Road (1954), starring Mickey Rooney and Dianne Foster. The movie, directed by Richard Quine, was shot in black and white and has a noirish look to it, ...
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American citizen and former Marine Trevor Reed was held prisoner in Russia for 985 days. He and his family describe how certain US lawmakers were more on Putin's side than that of the struggle to bring an American citizen home. CNN: Image: Screen grab
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You won't need starter fluid with a charcoal chimney starter because it ignites your charcoal quickly. Fill the cylinder with briquettes, put a crumpled sheet of newspaper at the bottom, and light it. The briquettes will be red hot and ready in no time. — Read the rest
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On November 19, 1988, the Smashing Pumpkins performed at a Chicago public access cable TV show called The Pulse. Brilliantly unique and deeply psychedelic even in their earliest days, the band landed the TV gig solely based on their demo tape. — Read the rest
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On the second day of the 2022 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory-management and BPF Summit (LSFMM), Goldwyn Rodrigues led a combined filesystem and memory-management session on saving memory when reading files that share extents. That kind of sharing can occur with...
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A Cincinnati Reds fan had his arms in the air when a foul ball came straight over to him on Monday. But rather than catching the ball with his hand, the man accidentally caught it with his cup of beer, which was sitting in its cupholder. — Read the rest
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If you have ever driven a car and needed directions, there's a good chance you have tried Waze. The Google-owned service is very popular thanks to its crowdsourced traffic information -- any user can report traffic jams, police speed traps, and more. It really is a useful...
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Judging from the TikTok comments half the people are in on the joke, but the other half are outraged that Chef Scubes gets every international dish he makes wrong. Here's his recipe for 'Donor Kebap': Today we're in Turkey making their national dish donor kebap. — Read the re
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The GQP's Lauren Boebert, who once thought she was Representative of Utah instead of Colorado, dished out some doublespeak while feeding Trump's Big Lie to a crowd. In just 45 seconds she managed to tell a crowd the election was stolen and vote-shame Christians for not...
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'We visited 264 families in 50 countries and collected 30,000 photos,' says Gapminder. 'We sorted the homes by income, from left to right.' The poorest family is 12 people from Burkina Faso, with an income of $29/month. The richest family is a couple from France with an...
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The kids in this 2009 Cadbury Eyebrow Dance advertisement are pros at synchronizing their eyebrows movements to music. They also manage to keep completely straight faces the entire time, despite their maniacal eyebrow dances. I don't know what this commercial has to do with...
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The New York Times has shared an alleged email from SpaceX President and COO Gynne Shotwell to staff regarding SpaceX's 'ongoing legal matter,' the settlement between SpaceX and an employee accusing CEO Elon 'Pedo Guy' Musk of sexual harassment. This email to staff is best...
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This Google blog entry looks at some zero-day Android exploits that were detected and makes it clear what the stakes are. We assess with high confidence that these exploits were packaged by a single commercial surveillance company, Cytrox, and sold to different...
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In a fast-paced talk at PyCon 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Pablo Galindo Salgado described some changes he and others have made to the error reporting for CPython 3.10. He painted a picture of a rather baffling set of syntax errors reported by earlier interpreter versions...
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Rather than building a rocketship, MacKenzie Scott continues to try and make the world a better place. Since 2019 Scott has given more than $12 billion to charities she feels help underrepresented groups. NPR: Artis Stevens says he had no idea it was coming. — Read the rest
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In chyron veritas. The text mistakenly popped up on the news ticker at the bottom of the screen during a tennis update just after 0930 on Tuesday. Later in the morning, presenter Annita Mcveigh apologised to any Manchester United fans who may have been offended. — Read the re
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Some may find this breakdown of a 90-year human life into various increments of time to be frightening due to how small it looks on the screen, but it is also a reminder to be present in the moment. The page shows a human life in weeks, months, and years. — Read the rest
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'Inigo screamed.' The employee response to 4 gentlemen attempting this smash and grab is impressive. Turns out two of the employees are the son and daughter of the owner, but holy cow! When robbers swinging hammers smash their display case, the crew leaps into action. — Read...
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A new report into Microsoft vulnerabilities shows 2021 saw a 47 percent decrease in critical vulnerabilities, marking the lowest ever total since the report began. The 2022 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report from BeyondTrust also reveals that for the second year running,...
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Anyone who does any type of modeling, be it scale, diorama, tabletop gaming, dungeon craft, trash-bash, and the like, knows the importance of a good bitz box. This is the stash of kitchen-trash plastic, old toys, plastic model sprues, and left over model parts, and misc...
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