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Friday November 10, 2017. 06:07 PM
U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions keeps hinting that he's going to wage war against marijuana in states that have legalized it, and he probably would have started it by now if he wasn't so busy trying to weasel out of the Russia/perjury bind he got himself into. Meanwhile a...
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Transparency International found 766 dodgy companies registered to just 6 UK addresses, formed by Trust and Companies Service Providers (colloquially called 'company factories') that took advantage of the drastic understaffing at Companies House (the primary oversight body...
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The Joyfay Giant Teddy ($109, Amazon) is described as '6½feet' and appears in pictures as an adorably chubby furry friend for young and old alike: 'offers more huggability than your average bear!' declares the product description. But upon receipt, buyers report, the toy is...
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Edmund Burke wrote that 'the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,' but these are not good men. They're silent because they're too close to the catch.
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You don’t necessarily need advanced graphics programming skills to create immersive VR — just an AppGameKit license. To get you started with this beginner-friendly game development environment, we are offering the Complete AppGameKit VR Starter's Kit in the Boing Boing...
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A 2015 study set out to understand the nuts and bolts of sexist hostility using a timely method: how people behaved in online rounds of Halo 3. They found that incompetent men are triggered by competent women. Surprise! We hypothesised that female-initiated disruption of a...
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Switzerland and Singapore are among the most expensive places in the world to grab a mug of coffee—overpriced as it already is in the United States. But there's more to the matter than mere inconvenience for tourists. The Wall Street Journal reports on Starbucks becoming an...
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If you're a fan of emus, or a fan of swearing in a northern English accent, this is the video for you.
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All the feels on this one. There's not much info on this video but it seems this dog was separated from its human companion for three long years. Once they were brought together, you'll see that the dog was shy to engage at first but once it got a whiff and a look, it was a...
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Buffalo? Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo. Buffalo! Thanks, Tyler!
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I have long wondered about the secret meaning behind the numbers and lines on barcodes. Now there's this video by YouTuber Half as Interesting that spells it all out, including how barcodes can be read even if they're scanned in upside down. Though the real lesson of this...
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Stranger Things is a huge pop culture phenomenon, no matter how you look at it. Case in point, Newsweek is reporting that thousands of the show's fans crashed the Science Museum of Minnesota's website on Tuesday morning trying to score a purple Brontosaurus hoodie. The...
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Ray Moore is the ultra-conservative, racist, corrupt, homophobic, theocratic evangelical Christian Alabama Republican Senate nominee who was outed for repeatedly sexually assaulting girls as young as 14. (more…)
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Five years ago, Benjamin Delpy was working for an unspecified French government agency and teaching himself to program in C, and had discovered a vital flaw in the way that Windows protected its users' passwords. (more…)
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Propublica's Julia Angwin (previoulsy) is one of the most fearless, effective investigative journalists reporting on technology; last August, she was subjected to brutal, crude, devastating cyberattacks after the publication of an article she worked on that outed tech...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has made a name for himself as a crypto warrior who promotes a murky idea called 'responsible encryption,' through which software would somehow be designed so that its security worked 100% of the time when criminals and foreign...
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In March, Wikileaks published the Vault 7 leaks, a cache of CIA cyberweapons created under the doctrine of 'NOBUS' ('No One But Us'), in which security agencies suppress the publication of bugs in widely used software, choosing instead to develop attack-tools that exploit...
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Muhammad Sameer Khan is truly a marvel, mostly due to the fact that he can adjust his head to look behind his back — no exorcism needed. The 14-year-old from Karachi, Pakistan ditched his textbooks to pursue a dance career utilizing the unsettling skill, according to the...
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Thursday November 9, 2017. 11:52 PM
Sure children are terrible restaurant patrons, but do they really deserve to be charged extra on their dining tabs? The Wayne Hills Diner and Restaurant in New Jersey seems to think so, and it’s done giving raucous scoundrels the chance to freely practice their fine-dining ...
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The Corey Helford Gallery is currently showing an exhibit of fantastic new works by U.K. multimedia artist Ian Francis. Artificial Winter is Francis’ first solo exhibition in 10 years and will be on display until November 25th. “Francis makes socially conscious works...
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