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Saturday June 16, 2018. 12:27 AM
The game is up for folks who enjoy pointing out that Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes (and company president Sunny Balwani) inexplicably escaped serious consequences for the company's billion-dollar blood test hoax. They were charged with fraud today by the Feds. Both...
Sean Rowe travels under the radar of many a music aficionado. This is a damn shame. Playing songs from an early age, Rowe cut his musical teeth playing bass in a local band before he was even 12 years old. A year before hitting his teenage years, he was gifted an acoustic...
Friday June 15, 2018. 09:23 PM
Cambridge Analytica declared bankruptcy last month, but it's not like all its evil masterminds joined a Buddhist monastery -- they've started a new company Data Propria, helmed by Cambridge Analytica alum Matt Oczkowski, who bragged in public that he and Trump campaign...
The last time we saw Zach Galifianakis uncomfortably interview people on his series Between Two Ferns was in 2016 (his last guest was Hillary Clinton). This time he's got Jerry Seinfeld (with a cameo by Wayne Knight aka Newman) and rapper Cardi B. Awkward hilarity ensues.
Eric Abramovitz is a gifted musician, who can currently be found fulfilling the role of associate principal/E flat clarinetist at the Toronto Symphony: a position that thousands of musicians around the world would kill for. Back in 2014, he applied for another position that...
With snowpack disappearing and desertification expanding globally, the Global Warming Riders are making the best of a bad situation and shredding some challenging dunes. (more…)
Lock him up. Paul Manafort is heading to jail, facing trials for bank fraud and money laundering, among other nefarious things. Today, the judge revoked his bail after being told by lawyers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller that Manafort tried to influence witnesses and...
Brian writes, 'I play in band in Dublin, Ireland. In January 2017 we released an album called 'Long Gone' and on it we had a song called 'Papaya' which I wrote after watching The Internet's Own Boy. It is a tribute to Aaron Swartz. The title came when I was singing 'The...
Jeff Sessions says that the Bible commands him to cruelly separate thousands of children from their parents, but Colbert -- a devout Catholic -- begs to differ. (Thanks, Rutherford B Hayes!)
Some World Cup fans who picked up AquaStar's commemorative water jugs found out the hard way that leaving them in the sun is not a good idea, as they make fire-starting magnifiers. (more…)
A team of computer scientists, psychologists and neuroscientists used eye-tracking and fMRI to measure how users perceived security warnings, such as warnings about app permissions and browser warnings about insecure pages and plugin installations. (more…)
GDP and stock market performance are the two metrics that economists (and politicians) use to measure the health of a nation's economy, and by those metrics, Trump is doing a hell of a job. (more…)
Lindybeige takes viewers on a wistful tour of a Helsinki model shop while remembering the now-closed shop of his youth. (more…)
Salesforce has reinvented the way companies manage customer information, close deals, and ultimately drive revenue, so it should come as no surprise that it's one of the more valuable skills you can list on your resume today. In fact, according to research from Burning...
From Kīlauea, where the eruption continues, now with 'lava flowing unabated with standing waves.' You can see them to the left of the photo here, taken by a USGS drone over the flow, and in this video: https://twitter.com/USGSVolcanoes/status/1007340636867973120
Johan Schlüter is (was!) a Danish lawyer whose firm contracted with the Antipiratgruppen (an entertainment industry group now called RettighedsAlliancen, whose members include the MPAA) to run legal campaigns against file-sharing services and their users. (more…)
This photo, which comes courtesy of the Hamilton Township Fire Department, shows a car parked in front of a fire hydrant. The car's windows were smashed by the firefighters and a large hose threaded through them, so that a nearby fire may be fought. This is what happens...
David Kaye (previously) is the UN's Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression; he just released a detailed report on the catastrophic free speech implications of Article 13, the EU's proposed copyright rule that would make sites filter everything their users post to check...
Enjoy this history of the Mac startup sound, which Apple got rid of in the 2016 MacBooks after three decades of bongggggg. Here's a video featuring just the startup sounds, complete with crash chimes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n23dp8caq9A
From Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water' to Alice Cooper's 'School's Out,' Weird Al and his band covered a different song for the encore each night for Yankovic's recent 'Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.' Now he's put together a video of all of those...
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