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Tuesday April 23, 2019. 11:39 PM
The social networking service Twitter says it has shut down some 5,000 accounts that were acting as automated pro-Trump propaganda bots. Before they were doing this, they were spewing Saudi propaganda, so they're presumed to be linked to the Saudi state. Sean Gallagher at...
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“Big friendly potato boy thoroughly examining my canoe.” Another gem from the wonderful IMGURian SeeThroughCanoe, who sells these personal watercraft. “This overly friendly manatee spent a really long time thoroughly checking out the canoe and the camera attached to...
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Are you ready for 'Avengers: Endgame' to hit movie theaters this weekend? TheFlippist created this amazing flipbook devoted to the superhero film's imminent release. It's “Ant Man doing his expanding thang in Thanos.” Says TheFlippist, “I’m no Avengers scholar so...
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I have a small collection of How and Why Wonder Books that were published in the 1960s and 1970s. The interior and cover art is great. According to Wikipedia, there were 74 titles in this series of illustrated kids science and nature books. Flickr user X Ray Delta One...
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I have a few different LED headlamps, but this one is by far my favorite. It features a band of LEDs that throw light in a wide area in front of you. It lights up the entire area around you, as opposed to LED headlamps that illuminate just a spot. It uses 3 AAA batteries and ...
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Said Dorsey to staff: “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting [with] the president, and some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all.' Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today met with noted Twitter user President Donald Trump. The meeting was scheduled ...
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Los Angeles County public health officials are urging people who have not been fully immunized against measles to contact their healthcare provider to get the vaccine immediately. On Monday, they said they’re investigating a measles cluster, after receiving a number of...
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Andrew Paul Joyce: 'I made a composite image of all the white men running for president polling at 1% or below. Please be nice to him. He is my son.' cf. Pedigree collapse.
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Cesar Sayoc, the The Florida man who pled guilty to mailing 16 package bombs to news networks and public figures he perceived as enemies of Donald Trump, may or may not be insane. His defense team has today filed a letter to Judge Jed Rakoff regarding Sayoc's mental...
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My friend sent me a photo of his uber tuff tactical Spork. Perhaps it is the burlap couch upholstery, but my aged eyes missed the KABAR and thought this was a handcrafted Spork that some Seattle-area artist must have designed just for my pal. Because who doesn't want a...
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Rosa Golijan is a privacy engineer at Google. She snapped this photo of a seatback video display in a Japanese taxicab. The text says: This taxi tablet is using a face recognition system with an image received by the tablet's front camera. The image data is used to estimate ...
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'Run, Daniel, run!' (via /u/TheNatureLover)
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GB Studio' looks like a cool way to quickly build retro-games using visual scripting. You can play the games on a mobile phone, a Raspberry Pi, Itch.io, the web, or even a Gameboy. It's free and runs on OS X.
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Tatsunori Iwamura, 61, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Japan's Matsuyama University, was busted for teaching his students how to make MDMA (aka Molly/Ecstasy) and 5F-QUPIC, a cannabinoid agonist. At some point, Iwamura had a license to manufacture illegal drugs for...
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'Ocular dominance' is defined as 'the priority of one eye over the other as regards preference of use or acuity of vision.' Awareness of your dominant eye is important for photography, golf, baseball, and archery. The above video explains how to conduct the Miles test to...
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Architecture hacker/maker Ben Uyeda of HomeMadeModern designed and built his house out of shipping containers in the high desert of Joshua Tree, California. And he documented the process in fascinating detail. How to Build A Shipping Container House (YouTube)
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'Your Face is Your Boarding Pass' is the headline from a jetBlue press release from November 15, 2018. 'JetBlue continues to lead the industry as the first domestic airline to launch a fully-integrated biometric self-boarding gate for international flights...' Journalist...
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Matt Carthy is a Sinn Fein MEP from Eire; he's standing for re-election in the upcoming EU elections and has had fliers prepared with his headshot. Carthy says that he noticed that his laptop battery seemed to be draining of its own accord. He solved the mystery when he...
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In Anchorage, Alaska anyone with a public library card can visit the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services library and check out a taxidermy ring-necked pheasant, black rockfish, or hundreds of other mounted animals, skulls, and furs. From Smithsonian: While...
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Level Scapes' desktop microterrariums are matchbox-sized, stackable sealed boxes with miniature ferns and mosses that only require water and sunshine; they're $39 for a set of six (25% of with the coupon code yankodesign). (via Yanko Design)
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