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Monday June 18, 2018. 01:32 PM
Hey, remember last month when that group of United States Air Force personnel lost a box of grenades? It apparently fell off the back of a vehicle on a public road while the Airmen responsible for the grenades were being transported between one site and another. These are...
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On June 20, the EU's legislative committee will vote on the new Copyright directive, and decide whether it will include the controversial 'Article 13' (automated censorship of anything an algorithm identifies as a copyright violation) and 'Article 11' (no linking to news...
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Sunday June 17, 2018. 11:28 PM
You'll recall that self-published romance author Faleena Hopkins undertook the sociopathic step of registering a trademark on the word 'Cocky' in the titles of romance novels and then had her rivals' works removed from Amazon, threatening to sue any writer who used the...
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On June 20, an EU committee will vote on mandatory copyright filters -- the idea that everything that gets posted to an EU service should be checked for copyright violations by a machine learning system that will decide what gets published and what gets censored. (more…)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV9Rh4ynBf4 Behold, my two most favorite pieces of Father's Day media. I'm thousands of miles from my own family today, but I'm celebrating Father's Day in my own way. (more…)
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As the US-Canada trade war heats up, Canada finds itself in an asymmetrical battle, vastly overmatched against a country with an order of magnitude population advantage. (more…)
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The human eye is a powerful thing, but it's not so great at seeing in the dark or around tight spaces, which is partially why most of us struggle with unplugging drains, cleaning under the fridge, and other hard-to-reach jobs. This 1080p HD Waterproof WiFi Wireless...
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The Washington Post rounds up 15 privacy defaults that no one in their right mind would want to leave as-is, and provides direct links to change 'em (hilariously and predictably, Verizon/Oath/Yahoo's privacy settings dashboard times out when you try to load it) -- once...
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We're into the fifth week of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, a national uprising over the state of the richest nation in the world, where 140,000,000 people live at or below the poverty line (America is history's first rich poor country)....
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America's health care is totally screwed up, Part Ten Gazillion: in many cases, the medicines your doctor prescribes are cheaper than the co-pay your health insurance charges, which means that if you just buy the meds instead of charging them to insurance, you save money....
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Like father, like son. Happy Father's Day.
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The National Institutes of Health maintain a 3D Print Exchange, a kind of miniature Thingiverse for open-licensed, 3D printable objects for teaching and practicing public health. (more…)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZBwibPFGfU Alejandro Chavez Zavala was running for mayor of Tareta in the state of Michoacan when he was gunned down following a campaign event. (more…)
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In the NYT, a pair of behavioral scientists describe a forthcoming Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes article (Sci-Hub mirror) that studied the effect of mindfulness meditation (a trendy workplace moral-booster) on workers' motivation and performance....
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Saturday June 16, 2018. 04:00 PM
Macs are undeniably some of the most versatile computers on the market, but they can do so much more than what their stock apps allow. For those looking to get the most out of their Mac hardware, the Pay What You Want 2018 Super Mac Bundle features 10 of the industry's top ...
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In 1967, the Lunar Orbiter missions sent back exciting -- but grainy and low-rez -- photos of the moon's surface. (more…)
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In 1976, Walt Disney World was riding high: the oil crisis was over, tourists were flocking back to Florida, and the successful bicentennial celebration at the Florida Disney resort had been national news. (more…)
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LockPickingLawyer, a recreational lock picker, was sent a fingerprint padlock for review. He emailed the manufacture to let them know that he'd discovered a security vulnerability: 'Upon examining the lock, I found that if you remove the three screws, the lock falls apart....
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Since 1991, The Jerry Springer Show offered America an unevenly-distributed taste of its own future. But we're settled comfortably in, now, and the present has no need for its harbingers. So long, Jerry. Syndicated talk-show staple The Jerry Springer Show has ceased...
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No, really. You gotta see this. (more…)
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