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Wednesday June 12, 2019. 02:00 PM
Cyber threats get more advanced every year, and 'white hat' hackers are in demand. Online security experts are required to keep up on systems and strategies that are constantly updating, and it can be hard for employers to reliably know who is capable. Enter the Complete...
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Is there anything Adam Savage can't build? His new Discovery TV show attempts to answer the riddle. Yes, someone in a position of authority actually gave permission to Adam, of MythBusters fame, to build whatever he wants. So naturally, the first thing he chose was a...
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Trump-aligned extremists are busily spreading disinformation online this week about 'Immigrants Are Bringing Ebola To The US.' Officials say the conspiracy amplified by Alex Jones of Infowars, Gateway Pundit, and other right-wingers is 'Patently False.' “Baseless rumors...
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Eyelid wiggles! A useless superpower. This video is going around the internet with no attribution. The young woman (girl?) in the clip appears to be able to wiggle her eyelids in a way that few humans can. Are you one of the people who can do this? Watch: Eyelid wiggles
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Comedian, activist, and former late-night TV host Jon Stewart spoke on Capitol Hill today about getting health care and benefits for 9-11 first responders. Jon Stewart is a good man. Watch, listen, and be ashamed for America. CNN: “Stewart chokes up and slams Congress...
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We knew it was a matter of time before someone tested Facebook's claim they won't remove so-called 'deepfakes,' aka convincingly real faked videos like that recently viral clip of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, edited to appear 'drunk'. Someone now testing Facebook's ...
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Suspension of disbelief is real, yo. WPXI: “I’m thinking this lady must have vaped this THC oil and got a high level in her system and (it) made her stop breathing, like a respiratory failure,” Montegut, who has served as coroner since 1988, told The Advocate. ...
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Tuesday June 11, 2019. 09:56 PM
Regular readers will know Richard Kadrey (previously) from his bestselling Sandman Slim series, but as much as I love those books, I think I love his latest, 'The Grand Dark' -- a noir/dieselpunk novel set in a fictionalized weimar city in a brief, hectic interwar period --...
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A couple of weeks ago, I was thrilled to hear Subgenius founder, the Reverend Ivan Stang, interviewed on the Comedy on Vinyl podcast (previously) and to discover that the Church of the Subgenius was selling a $35 Salvation/Membership/Ordainment kit that was chock full of...
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As a kid I was a dial pad virtuouso. Thanks, YouTube! Image courtesy of Amazon
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Rebecca Giblin (previously) writes, 'We've just dropped a new study we've been working on for a year. You know how it keeps being claimed that we need longer copyrights because nobody will invest in making works available if they're in the public domain? Heald and some...
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Data from facial recognition scans performed by US Customs and Border Patrol on travelers crossing at an unnamed lander border point (an anonymous source says it's a US-Canada crossing) have been stolen by hacker or hackers unknown. The CBP doesn't know how many records...
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We use baking soda to clean surfaces around the house. We also pour it down sink drains to remove bad smells. Amazon has a great deal on a 5lb bag, so I just stocked up: $3.41
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Music critic Casey Rae's new book William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll explores the vast influence that Burroughs had on musicians both underground and mainstream, from David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Patti Smith to The Beatles, Kurt Cobain, and Radiohead. In a...
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Chicago police are urging people not to use mobile phone cases that look like handguns because, y'know, it's just stupid. Apparently Illinois Conservation Police officers stopped a stolen car and saw a handgun in a passenger's waistband. According to a Facebook post by the...
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In 1989, Bic, makers of pens, shaving razors, and, of course, lighters, launched Parfum Bic. I really like the packaging inspired by cigarette lighters! Maybe the original idea was that the scent would cover up the stale funk of cigarette smoke. Weird Universe found this bit ...
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Google's decision to restrict access to the Chrome API needed for full ad-blocking to paid enterprise customers was especially worrisome because Chrome's free/open derivative, Chromium, is the basis for many other browsers, including Microsoft's Edge, as well as Opera and...
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I really hope Florida representative Matt Gaetz puts on more self-owning performances like this one, and I'm sure he will, because one of the distinguishing features of a MAGA politician is an utter lack of shame or self awareness. Here, he interrogates John Dean (former...
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Whiskers are a fantastic natural sensor that enables cats, fish, seals, and many other animals to detect not just direct contact but even air flow indicating an approaching object. In a fascinating example of biomimicry, University of Queensland engineer Pauline Pounds and...
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The Thanos bikini is so popular that it is sold out. But a one-piece version is available.
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