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Thursday February 14, 2019. 08:14 PM
A man identifying himself as 'Michael from Florida' called into Infowars when federal indictee Roger Stone was a guest on the show. Michael first told the host he was angry that Trump's tax cut has increased his annual taxes by over $4,000. He then turned his attention to...
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Joe Pinsker, writing for The Atlantic, interviewed more than a dozen people who used the decluttering process described in Marie Kondo's best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. He found that most of the people don't regret tossing their belongings and that...
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In 2017 the private credit information of 143 millions Americans was stolen from Equifax. But the records have never been offered for sale on the black market, which is highly unusual. (The only person who has so far profited from the breach seems to be Equifax CEO Richard...
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Brilliant culture critic Rob Walker, author of the forthcoming book The Art of Noticing, just launched a new column at Lifehacker about 'navigating the modern workplace,' a continuation in some ways of his long-running New York Times column 'The Workologist.' Naturally,...
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Literally the only kind of monopolistic behavior that the US government is willing to prosecute is price fixing, and that's why it's so important to read Artificial intelligence, algorithmic pricing, and collusion, a paper by four Italian economists from the University of...
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Something odd is afoot. There have now been 15 disembodied feet inside shoes that have washed ashore in southwest British Columbia over the last 12 years. (Previously.) From CBC: Since 2007, 10 of the 15 missing feet cases have been solved — all tied to missing person...
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Kashmiri saffron is the best in the world, selling for $1550 a pound. But as a result of 'ongoing regional violence, droughts, and the still-unfolding effects of climate change on the land, Kashmiri saffron has slowly begun to disappear,' writes Sharanya Deepak for Eater....
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A new paper by a business professor and a contract law professor evaluated the terms and conditions of 500 leading websites and found that the 99% of them required at least 14 years of education to truly comprehend, far more than the majority of US adults have attained. US ...
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Founded with a grant from the from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Apeel Sciences is a California-based startup that's developed a thin 'second skin' for fruits and vegetables to preserve them for longer periods. Avocados coated with Apeel will soon hit shelves in...
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All you need is love, love / Love and paper is all you need
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On Thursday, Amazon said it was dropping plans to create a second headquarters in New York. Long Island City, Queens, was set to become HQ2 in exchange for about $3 billion in incentives from the city, and from New York state. From the New York Times: Amazon’s decision is...
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Crimetip for cop impersonators! Police departments do not issue fully loaded 4Runners to officers. The Miami Herald: “I thought, that’s weird. Well, they must have better undercover cars than they did when I was undercover,” he said. When the driver in the SUV finally...
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If you're thinking of buying an Epson printer, think again (if you were unlucky enough to buy one already, consider switching): in an industry marked by the dirtiest of tricks to force customers to spend vast fortunes on ink that costs pennies to manufacture, Epson has...
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Ard Gelinck poses celebrities with their younger selves. Fantastic. More on Instagram at: photo_time_traveling (via Kottke)
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The original local news story seems to have vanished, so maybe all was not as it seems, but I prefer to believe that this corgi was caught secretly riding the neighbor's pony at night.
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Learning a new language like Spanish doesn't have to be hard. Either you can buy a ticket to a Spanish-speaking country, immerse yourself in the culture and pick it up intuitively - or you can do it from the comfort of the chair you're in right now by logging on to Rocket...
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The composition of the shot is perfect. You know it's going to happen. And when it does, it's delightful rather than horrible. I'd spend at least an hour sliding down again and again, and might even install a rope and traffic barriers to expedite and ensafen the joy.
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Legendary cryptographer and security researcher Matt Blaze (previously) somehow acquired a key engraver and now he's 'using it to engrave entirely serious labels on my keys that are not in any way ironic or confusing.' I just got a key engraving machine. Because I am a ...
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Despite ringing denunciations from small EU tech businesses, giant EU entertainment companies, artists' groups, technical experts, and human rights experts, and the largest body of concerned citizens in EU history, the EU has concluded its 'trilogues' on the new Copyright...
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People who are into computers and the internet and such often say that we are approaching a 'singularity', whereby machine 'intelligence' surpasses our own and inaugurates an inevitable yet unknowably glorious paradigm shift in human existence. I, however, anticipate an...
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