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Friday June 21, 2019. 09:40 PM
In London, police were called to the home of Boris Johnson and partner Carrie Symonds in the early Friday morning hours. Neighbors reported “a loud altercation involving screaming, shouting and banging,” reports the Guardian. “Police attended and spoke to all...
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Andrea Pitzer wrote for the New York Review of Books about “the history of concentration camps and how it illuminates what we're doing on the border,” and it's the one deep dive on the subject you should definitely read. This week, some of the zeitgeist was caught up on...
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Kathy Kleiman, founder of the ENIAC Programmers Project, writes about the buried history of the pivotal role played by women in the creation of modern computing, a history that is generally recounted as consisting of men making heroic technical and intellectual leaps while...
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A federal judge has ruled that alleged misclassification of drivers as independent contractors by the ride-hailing service app Uber could harm competition and violate the spirit of America's antitrust laws. • Lawsuit says misclassifying workers creates competitive harm • ...
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I've lived long enough in America to know that... A) 'Shelter in place' means 'you'll probably be OK', and that... B) There is no footage so awesome it can't be ruined by graphics, chyrons and the inane narration of news presenters.
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Add another prominent lawmaker to the list of names calling for the start of impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump: House Chairman of Armed Services Adam Smith, a Democrat from the state of Washington. House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith, talking to us...
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A man with a selfie-stick recorded a video of himself and his wife as they strolled through a park in Mallorca, Spain. He also inadvertently recorded another man and a woman (dressed in white) attempting to pick their bags and pockets. At the end of the video, undercover...
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The city council of Riviera Beach, Florida has voted unanimously to pay $600,000 to criminals who seized control of the city's computers through a ransomware attack, after three weeks of being locked out of the city systems (the city has also voted to spend $1m replacing its ...
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Josh Ellingson, an artist from San Francisco, connected a Roku to his old black-and-white TV and enjoyed The Twilight Zone as it should be watched. Here are some other fun things he did with the setup. [via digg]
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Elizabeth Warren has added another plank to her prodigious and admirable campaign platform of well-thought-through, progressive, sensible, popular proposals for a Warren administration: banning federal agencies (including ICE and the Department of Corrections) from...
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The industrial design website, Core77, has recently introduced a sarcastic column about poorly-thought-out products called The Weekly Design Roast. Here are the links to the ones published so far: 1, 2, 3, 4. 'A conventional bookmark, which is just a slip of stiff paper, is ...
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Joseph Meili, a Missouri man who admitted sexually molesting an 11 year old girl, received five years' probation and has a shot at getting the charge expunged. KFOR reports that his semen was found in the girl's underwear, she tested positive for chlamydia after their...
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This (real) video from GE on how to reset their "C" light bulbs is the most incredible how-to video you'll ever see. They want to see how far they can push their customers before they snap. https://t.co/gbXOc543fy — Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 20, 2019 Holy cow!...
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Which boss level do you have to clear to get this kind of dropped gear? via Gfycat
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We bought a house in 2018 and have been renovating it pretty much constantly ever since: I've had to call out movers, emergency plumbers and electricians, find HVAC repairpeople, hire locksmiths, contract with a roofer, etc etc. Despite the longstanding and serious problems...
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You might think that when someone finds a wallet on the street, they're less likely to return it if there's cash inside. But you'd be wrong. According to a new three-year study across multiple countries, people are more inclined to return wallets stuffed with money. The more ...
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There is a pretty good deal running on my favorite gaming controller. I use this with my Xbox, Nintendo Switch and MacBook Pro. It is more durable than the more expensive 'pro controllers' and works just as well. If you've been waiting for a replacement this is a pretty...
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In this episode of computerphile, Dr. Isaac Triguero, a lecturer in data science at the University of Nottingham, gives a high-level overview of the kind of fingerprint feature-matching algorithm used in mobile phones. Image: YouTube
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Gil Barndollar -- a Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan, the Republic of Georgia, Guantanamo Bay and Bahrain, who also holds a PhD in History from Cambridge -- writes in USA Today about what a US regime change effort in Iran would mean, logistically speaking. ...
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Romain Langlois sculpted this enormous forbidden snack out of bronze, carefully texturizing it to take on the appearance of a boulder cracked-open to reveal a delicious gooey interior. It's at the Artistics gallery in Paris and part of a series of similar works. If you have...
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