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Friday November 30, 2018. 07:27 PM
Watch. So chilling. Find someone who is as happy to see you as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman, who high-five each other and dive in for a bro hug, laughing like only two murderers can, at the G20 in Argentina. Check out Trump glowering...
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After Trent Reznor dissed Ted Cruz at his Nine Inch Nails concert a few days ago, telling his audience that the 'pain-in-the-ass' senator 'was bugging to get on the guest list, and I told him to fuck off,” the delicate Texas senator went on the defensive. 'To all the...
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On Sunday, Pastor Bartholomew Orr of Southaven, Mississippi's Brown Baptist Church flew down from the rafters to deliver a sermon about the unexpected second coming of Jesus Christ. Gotta spend money to make money, I guess. (UPI)
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On Making Light, Avram Grumer is compiling a list of real songs about fictional songs, like 'The Time Warp,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'The Monster Mash,' 'Crocodile Rock,' 'Waltzing Matilda,' 'The Tennessee Waltz,' and 'The Masochism Tango' (not to be confused with songs that are...
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As part of their research on the future of play, RMIT University's Exertion Games Lab demonstrated a game based around an ingestible sensor pill that measures internal body temperature and transmits the data in real-time to your smartphone as the sensors travels through your ...
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Procedural generation isn't just for video game landscapes and galaxies. The technique for creating vast amounts of realistic but uncannily superficial content goes back a long way. Pfizer used it to generate drug names in 1956, feeding code to an IBM mainframe and getting...
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New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood has concluded that seven New York hospitals illegally billed rape survivors for their rape kits, at least 200 times, for sums ranging from $46 to $3,000, and then sent collections agents after survivors who could not pay. ...
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Astronauts on board the International Space Station have switched on CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), a new AI companion robot built by German space agency DLR, Airbus, and IBM. CIMON is an interface for IBM's WATSON AI system. From Space.com: Marco Trovatello, a ...
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Blue light special in his pants. Newsweek: The local police department tweeted on Tuesday officers were working what appeared to be a “self-inflicted accidental shooting” inside the Watson and Yuma Walmart. Buckeye PD later confirmed in an update: “Adult male...
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More than 200 runners in last weekend's big Shenzhen Half Marathon were caught cheating by traffic cameras as they snuck through trees, cutting out up to three kilometers from the course. (I did similar things in high school gym class although my motivation was not the...
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Even though now I know how it's done, that food still looks so damned delicious. (via Kottke)
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Five years ago, I coined the term 'peak indifference' to describe a moment when a public health problem -- like climate change, tobacco use, surveillance capitalism, or monopolism -- reaches a tipping point: the moment when the consequences of actions taken a long time ago...
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How bad is the Marriott/Starwood breach disclosed today? 'Unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014 … For approximately 327M of these guests, the info includes some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number.” ...
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It's on? After important legal news in the Trump-Russia investigation broke on Thursday, Donald Trump canceled a planned one-on-one meetup with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit on Saturday in Buenos Aires. Today, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells Russian news agency RIA...
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You may remember that, in Japan, you can rent fake family members to fight loneliness (or for other reasons, like you want your kid to have a 'dad'). Well, Conan O'Brien has been filming in Japan and, while in Tokyo, he hired a new wife, daughter, and father. He told them...
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DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather both pitched deals to their followers, but did not disclose or admit they were paid to do so. Both are being fined as a result of the undisclosed sponsorships, which were, of course, for sleazy cryptocurrencies. Both took money to promote...
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Monopoly for Millennials, an edition of the game noted for its surprisingly contemptuous mockery of younger generations, was perfectly-designed to go viral. It's $55 at Amazon, but WalMart had it for just $20 (sold out, I'm afraid). The Bearded Picker went from store to...
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Some drafts of Article 13 of the pending EU Copyright Directive no longer contain the word 'filters' -- because the world's leading technical, legal and human rights experts all say these will lead to widespread censorship of legitimate, noninfringing materials. But it...
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Want to skip Amazon and support independent artists this holiday season? Head to the online market put together by the good folks of the XOXO festival. They've curated some really cool stuff made by enterprising members of their community. These are just some of the things I ...
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Stayed at a Starwood hotel in the last five years or so? Every one of you and more—as many as 500 million people, says owner Marriott—are implicated in what would be the second-largest hack of all time. The company said Friday that credit card numbers and expirations dates...
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