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Thursday September 7, 2017. 06:23 PM
In 2013, DOJ lawyers showed JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon a draft of a 92-page complaint against his bank. Dimon coughed up $13B to settle the case, and the complaint was sealed, leaving us all to wonder exactly what kind of red-handed fraud convinced Dimon to part with...
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He attended the bull run for thrills, and got his money's worth. So why are you buying the lottery today?
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 Having plenty of water is essential for any outdoor adventure, but carrying multiple liters of fluids gets old after a few miles. This water bottle comes with a built-in filter, so you can safely drink from natural streams whenever you can't find any water infrastructure...
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A Peruvian fisherman is severely swollen following a seafloor dive that left him with decompression sickness. Alejandro Ramos Martinez gained almost 70 more pounds of weight from the sickness, also known as the bends. The nitrogen in Martinez’s blood swelled into sacs...
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Dennis Rodman, two-time NBA All-Star and possibly the last man who can stop the North Korean nuclear threat, is offering President Donald Trump his diplomatic services to ease tensions. During a Wednesday interview with “Good Morning Britain,” Rodman expressed his...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkMQyAEpyuk Sneakerheads can rock a pair of fresh adidas even while covered in vomit and regret during Oktoberfest thanks to the company’s new adidas München Oktoberfest. The ~$240 shoe has already sold out through the German footwear...
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The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Lenovo over the 2015 revelation that the company pre-installed malware called 'Superfish' on its low-end models, which allowed the company to spy on its customers, and also left those customers vulnerable to...
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Grady Judd (@PolkCoSheriff, 1-800-226-0344) is the Sheriff of Polk County, FL, in the path of Hurricane Irma; his emergency communications have included repeated warnings to Floridians with outstanding warrants that they will not be welcomed at the state's shelters, and can...
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Logan Rimel is parish administrator at University Lutheran Chapel of Berkeley, and identifies as a pacifist; when Rimel traveled to Charlottesville to protest the gathering of white supremacists there, he realized that it was only the willingness of antifa to confront...
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Mat Ricardo (previously) writes, 'After 30 years of being the undisputed go-to guy for performing feats of dexterity live on stage, I've got a problem - I think I've done all the tricks I can think of. So, in what could be the dumbest move of my career, or the most fun, I'm...
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In DolphinAttack: Inaudible Voice Commands, researchers from Zhejiang University demonstrate an attack on popular voice assistants in laptops and mobile devices from Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, and Huawei: by commanding these assistants using speech that has...
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The North Carolina Republican Party has rebuked one of its mayoral candidates, Kimberley Paige Barnette, after she wrote “VOTE FOR ME! REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL.” on her Facebook page. Barnette, a former magistrate, has since removed and apologized for her...
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The driver, Richard Poirier, is fine. But he was charged with careless driving after his erratic driving in Carleton Place, Ontario, ended in what I timed as 1.67 seconds of excellent air.
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Scotty from Strange Parts famously built a fully-functioning iPhone from replacement parts sourced in Chinese electronic wholesale markets. Now he's gone a step further, and upgraded one to have a headphone jack: 'Is it possible? I'm headed to Shenzhen to find out!' I’m...
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'A guy pulling a car with no-one in it. No-one's in the car. Now they lost their tailgate. Ha.' I tried this once with an office chair that wouldn't fit in the car. It went well.
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In March 1913, Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson threw the most beautiful typeface in the world off of London's Hammersmith Bridge to keep it out of the hands of his estranged printing partner. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll explore what would lead a ...
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Has Angelina Jolie’s face collapsed or is it preternaturally super-smooth? Have Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell split or are they living together? Does Hillary Clinton tell all in her new memoir, or reveal nothing? It’s an Alice Through the Looking Glass kind of week in the ...
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Wednesday September 6, 2017. 11:52 PM
$10 for this Wicked Audio bundle: a bluetooth speaker, closed headphones, and ear buds is pretty unbeatable. You will not mind listening to or losing these headphones! Moderately bass-y and certainly good enough for airplane or automotive listening both these closed ear and ...
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Humble Bundle has a great pay-what-you want deal on MAKE electronics and programming instructional books. Even $1 gets you a nice collection. $15 gets you Charles Platt's essential electronics books and a bunch of others. I have most of these books in print editions but I...
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Hit Play, below, to hear a wide-ranging interview with venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, whose shrewd bets include backing Elon Musk in ventures like Tesla and SpaceX. Steve and I talk a bit about Elon in our interview. But we mainly focus on quantum computing - a subject...
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