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Friday November 17, 2017. 08:14 PM
The Upguard Cyber Risk Team has found three Department of Defense mass-storage 'buckets' on Amazon that are world-viewable, containing 1.8 billion of social media posts that the DoD scraped from social media over 8 years as part of its global surveillance program. (more…)
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An 81-year-old gentleman from Tennessee was showing off his gun in a Tennessee church during a 'gun-violence at houses of worship' chat, when he accidentally shot himself and his wife. A woman in the church kitchen heard the gunshot and called the police thinking they were...
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Cleveland games developer Max Sledroom went on a Twitter tear about the amazing, surreal, awful design experience that is The Cheesecake Factory, a place whose calorie bombs rank among America's deadliest, and whose strange religious projects have made headlines. (more…)
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Kate Beaton (previously) is the creator of the astoundingly great Hark! A Vagrant webcomic) and is a bona fide Canadian culture hero; she is also in the midst of a terrible family crisis and wants our help. (more…)
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EFF has just launched its new Announcing the Security Education Companion, a beautifully organized, clearly written set of materials to help 'people who would like to help their communities learn about digital security but are new to the art of security training.' (more…)
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https://youtu.be/ar2UyGn27RU Cool 3D World's 'Earth and Moon' is just over 2 minutes' worth of goopy, poopy, sexy, planetary, grotesque and wonderful experimental 3D animation; it's like a hand-turned, grownup version of those super-weird algorithmically generated Youtube...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TawqlKebBOs Sparrows Lockpicks (previously) has just released an extremely clever practice lock called 'The Revolver' that makes four locks out of a single core: 'Pinning configuration starts with Standard pins at 12 o'clock (Marked with a...
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On Strange Horizons, Rachel Cordasco reviews the latest Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction, the third such volume, and makes a compelling case for exploring the amazing world of Tamil pulp, expertly translated into English. (more…)
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40% of Detroiters have no internet access. The Detroit Community Technology Project and similar projects across the city are skipping over the telcos altogether and wiring up their own mesh broadband networks, where gigabit connections are transmitted by line-of-site...
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Trump's FCC is gutting the Lifeline service, which gives poor families a $9.25/month subsidy for fixed or mobile broadband; under the new rules, poor people will have to buy their connections from major carriers (who often don't offer Lifeline plans), and will no longer be...
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Criminal televangelist cum soup bucket peddler Jim Bakker told his infomercial fans that the government had banned the phrase 'Merry Christmas,' but it's OK to say it again because Christian fought long and hard to reclaim the right. From Yahoo: “They outlawed ‘Merry...
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Trace Lysette plays Shea on Amazon Studios' Transparent, one of my favorite shows. Lysette says the star of the show, Jeffrey Tambor, sexually harassed and assaulted her during the second season. From The Hollywood Reporter: According to Lysette, when she emerged from...
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Electricity here in Los Angeles is 17.8 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). Not far away, Mexicans get solar electric for one-tenth the price. And by 2019, the price could drop to 1¢/kWh. From Electrek: Soon we’re going to have to confront new questions as solar power costs...
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A police officer tries to get a group of boys to stop hanging out in an alley. The boys argue and argue, until one says, 'Fuck you,' while flipping him the bird. What the cop does next is surprising and a bit bizarre. Too good to be true!
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An NBC News and Reuters joint investigation found deep ties between investors of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City and the Russian mafia, organized crime, and drug traffickers. The Trump Organization issued a statement disavowing any knowledge ...
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Watching Natas Kaupas, inventor of the 'wollie' and Santa Monica Airlines great, skate the streets is sheer poetry.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1Vb8SB2HJ0 I have no idea what the fellow is saying about this tribe of capybaras invading a warehouse in Brazil, I'm just glad that they did so and that he was there to record it for posterity.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2hUkDVnXmE&feature=youtu.be Out with the old, in with the old.
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Asimo was always a toy, but Atlas consigns it to the clearance bin. (previously)
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The Republican tax plan will exempt the 0.2% of Americans who pass on estates of $5.49 million (each) to their heirs, a tiny elite that includes most of the Trump cabinet of one-percenter plutocrats; under the Senate proposal, that exemption would double. (more…)
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