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Monday June 17, 2019. 01:18 PM
We've seen her art. Her face is instantly recognizable. But, we've never heard Frida Kahlo's voice before. Until now, that is. The National Sound Library of Mexico has shared (what they believe to be) the only known recording of Frida's voice to the world. The New York...
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The proposal by the tame, Beijing-dominated government of Hong Kong to extradite people to mainland China for a variety of crimes (including political crimes) sparked mass demonstrations that made savvy use of networks and tactics to mobilize a series of actions under the...
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In 2013, the UK coalition government of David Cameron's Tories and the Libdems' Nick Clegg launched a 'Help to Buy' scheme that gave incredibly cheap, taxpayer subsidised loans to first-time homebuyers, who got their money interest free for five years and thereafter had to...
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Sunday June 16, 2019. 09:18 PM
Everything is better in LEGO. Where are the other 1/2 of Earth's heroes? The ones not eliminated by Thanos 'snap' should have been there already right?
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Fast rising Democratic Presidential candidate and US Senator from the state of Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren wrote Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez entry in Time Magazine's list of 2019's most influential leaders. Time: The year 2008 was a reckoning. While millions of Americans...
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Whether you're an artist, designer or just organizing a photo album, photo editing software is a must. And software designers know it: Platforms like Photoshop and Lightroom have a ton of helpful features, but you'll pay for them in spades. Luckily, there's some competition...
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Saturday June 15, 2019. 10:28 PM
It's the end of a geeky era: After 19 glorious years of flogging movie, comic book and gaming-related swag, ThinkGeek is shuttering its website next month. From The Verge: ThinkGeek will officially close down its website and will migrate its operations over to its parent...
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Who needs a holiday sale? Sometimes there's no better time than the thick of summer to find deals. We should know - we've found ten deep discounts on some must-have items. Whether you're searching for CBD edibles, exercise gear, chargers or other tech, take a look. But don't ...
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Friday June 14, 2019. 09:36 PM
Erin Weaver spotted an American alligator swimming in a body of water near her home in Houston, Texas, and realized that the creature was the one in danger. “'I saw him swimming and then I saw him turn, like swimming towards me, and I saw something sticking out of his...
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One thousand more single migrant adults are being detained by U.S. border protection each week in 2019, with the detention system at 'serious risk of exceeding safety standards on a regular basis,' documents reported today by Newsweek show. Newsweek's story reports on a...
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'When a Starbucks cup is the smallest mistake, you know you've fucked up.'
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A year-long investigation of private Facebook hate groups by REVEAL finds close to 400 current and retired law enforcement officers are members, including officers from small towns as well as big cities -- including NYPD. Snip: One guard at the Angola prison in Louisiana,...
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The real menace in 'Jurassic Park' wasn't a T-Rex or any other dinosaur. Turns out it was Pee-wee Herman! Enjoy Pixel Riot's meticulously rotoscoped mashup of 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' and 'Jurassic Park,' aka 'Pee-wee's Jurassic Adventure.' Absolute genius! They write: I...
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For years, Paul Hansmeier terrorized internet users through his copyright trolling racket Prenda Law, evading the law through shell companies and fraud, until, finally, he was brought to justice and pleaded guilty last August. Now, Hansmeier has been sentenced to 14 years...
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Working with UC Berkeley scientists, Adobe has developed a prototype artificial intelligence tool that's capable of detecting Photoshopped faces automatically. “It’s the latest sign the company is committing more resources to this problem,” writes James Vincent at The ...
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A new Pew study shows that 26% of American adults who earn less than $30,000 a year are “smartphone only” internet users -- meaning they don't use a laptop or desktop computer, in addition to, say, their mobile phone. A mere 6% of Americans who earn $75,000 and up are...
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Billionaires Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov used to own Privatbank -- the largest bank in Ukraine -- and now they are being sued for using it for a decade to launder more than $470b (through its Cyprus subsidiary) ($470b is more than double the GDP of Cyprus over the ...
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If you're in the market for a long sleeve one-piece bathing suit with human organs on in, here you go. It's just $16.99 on Amazon.
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Writer and data journalist Kevin Litman-Navarro subjected 150 privacy policies from leading online services to programmatic analysis for complexity (the Lexile test), and found them to be an incomprehensible mess second only to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason in their lack of ...
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I've praised Max Helmberger's excellent claymation videos about insects in the past. He has produced another, this time for the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program. From the YouTube description: The Hajek Lab group at Cornell University has been researching...
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