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Wednesday June 26, 2019. 09:53 PM
A man poured acid on his own face in court in May after he was found guilty of fraud, finally dying yesterday of his injuries. Marshall, who was on bail, was carrying a metal water bottle - although CCTV footage is believed to have shown that he had sipped from it as he...
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The long-running kids' publication 'Highlights for Children' condemned the Trump administration's policy of separating children from families at the US-Mexico border in a statement published on social media. At Highlights, our core belief is that children are the world's...
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r/The_Donald still exists at Reddit, but it's been pushed into the site's 'quarantined' basement after a series of threats against police were posted there. “Recent behaviors including threats against the police and public figures is content that is prohibited by our...
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Why is gold ($41,149/kg) more expensive than other metals that are as rare or rarer, such as ruthenium ($9,000/kg)? This video explains why. Image: YouTube
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Research has shown that two kinds of videos are sure to cheer you up. The first kind is baby animals. The second kind is jackasses ruining their $330,000 cars. This video is of the second kind. Image: YouTube
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Kickstarter has a lengthy piece on Medium discussing frequent BB contributor Andrea James's Transphobia project (previously). and the broader issues surrounding transgender reporting, the bias within it, and the lack of transgender representation (and outright exclusion)...
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[UPDATE 6/26/19 1:58pm PT. According to an Atlantic article by Ken White, a former federal prosecutor, the woman in the video is Sarah Fabian, the senior attorney in the Department of Justice’s Office of Immigration Litigation. 'Before Sarah Fabian defended concrete floors ...
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'Key Performance Indicators' -- KPIs -- are the metrics used by software shops to figure out whether their products are improving; notoriously, much of the software industry has converged on 'engagement' (that is, minutes spent with an app) as a KPI, and everyone from...
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The EU Commission's High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG) has tabled its Policy and investment recommendations for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, recommending a ban on the use of machine learning technologies to generate Chinese-style Citizen Scores and limits on the ...
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Germany's auto regulator has ordered Daimler to recall 42,000 Mercedes diesels because the company installed illegal software in their engines that gimmicked the engine's thermostat, which would allow the manufacturer to selectively tune its cars' emissions. Daimler...
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Queens is the most populous district in the USA, with a population (2.359m) larger than many states; the District Attorney of Queens wields incredible power, and now that power has shifted dramatically. Like many of New York City's elected offices, the real race for DA is...
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Insulin prices have skyrocketed to the point where many people with diabetes live in insulin poverty, with one in four rationing their insulin and an even larger proportion trading off other life necessities (food, rent, clothing) to afford their insulin supply. The rise...
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A good way to understand how something works is to watch how it fails. Forgotten Weapons: Over many years of filming with my high speed camera, I have a decent little library of malfunctions in a wide variety of guns. These don't normally make it into videos, and I figured...
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'Shhh!' says Gong Master Sven. One does not simply bash the gong.
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Oh my heart. The Muppets of Sesame Street had their own Tiny Desk concert! NPR's Bob Boilen: The news has stopped! Count von Count and the NPR kids count us down: 5... 4... 3... 2... 1! And there they are at the Tiny Desk: Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Rosita, Abby Cadabby and...
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I've never been able to get into Doctor Who, but I loves me some David Tennant. His performances in Broadchurch (Not that crappy American Gracepoint remake nonsense, mind you), Jessica Jones and, most recently, Good Omens, have been absolutely amazing. There's something...
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Here's something that might make you feel old: The first episode of Seinfeld ran July 5, 1989. Thirty years ago! To celebrate this 30th-anniversary milestone, designer Brent Waller has recreated Jerry's now-iconic Manhattan apartment in LEGO, along with minifigs of Jerry,...
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San Francisco-based Juul and other e-cigarette companies were given a swift kick in the stones today by the Golden Gate City as San Francisco became the first city in the United States to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes within its borders. From The New York Times:...
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The NRA announced that it is firing its longtime advertising firm and spokesperson Dana Loesch. It's the latest episode in the grifter civil war that's engulfed the gun lobby group. The N.R.A. on Tuesday also severed all business with its estranged advertising firm, Ackerman ...
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When it comes to large computer systems, not one of them is fully secure. Even with constant updates to the platforms that keep vital networks humming, there's always a back door. And companies are willing to pay handsomely to effective bouncers that can keep an eye on them. ...
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