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jeudi 11 octobre 2018, 21:43
Brennan Walker, a 14-year-old black boy, missed his school bus and tried to walk to school. Getting lost, he knocked on Jeffrey Ziegler's door to ask for directions. Ziegler, a 53-year-old white man, walked shirtless onto his porch armed with a shotgun and fired it at...
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This mysterious large object washed up last week on Seabrook Island in Charleston County, South Carolina. Apparently it has the consistency of foam and does not seem to contain any metal. The Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network posted this photo of it to their Facebook page...
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In a year of unprecedented involvement by women in politics, as candidates, as votes and as subjects of political debate and rancor, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has an interesting proposal: women should quit social media for 10 days, right before the...
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Billy McFarland, the 26 year old con-artist who organized a disastrous Bahamas music festival in 2017 was sentenced to six years in federal prison on multiple counts of fraud. Ticket buyers who paid $12,000 had been promised a 'first class' experience on a private island...
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Well this is fun: The United States Government Accountability Office released a report today that explains, in no uncertain terms, that the majority of the nation's new-fangled, high-tech weapons systems are hilariously vulnerable to cyber attacks. From the Washington Post: ...
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NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan this morning during their attempted trip to the International Space Station. The duo were on board a Russian-built Soyuz rocket, launched from the Baikonur...
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Reginald Andrade is the consumer manager of disability services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. On September 14 he was walking across campus to work. This scared a bystander who called the police. Andrade says the police were waiting for him by the time he...
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Some parts of machine learning are incredibly esoteric and hard to grasp, surprising even seasoned computer science pros; other parts of it are just the same problems that programmers have contended with since the earliest days of computation. The problem Amazon had with its ...
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A man in Peru was recently using Google maps to figure out how to get to a bridge in Lima. He moved the camera around the city's streets, when suddenly he noticed a woman sitting on a bench who reminded him of his wife. She even wore the same type of clothes – white open...
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Joshua Browder launched DoNotPay when he started his computer science degree at Stanford; at first the app automated the process of fighting traffic tickets, then it expanded to helping homeless people claim benefits, then he automated suing Equifax for leaking all your...
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Keeping the narcissism on brand, Melania is 100% Trump. Via CNN: First lady Melania Trump said in an interview that aired Thursday that she is the most bullied person in the world, which has led her to create her anti-bullying 'Be Best' initiative, before softening her...
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Japanese artist Miyu Kojima's dayjob is cleaning up apartments whose occupants have died 'lonely deaths' (kodokushi/孤独死), where someone socially isolated declines unnoticed for months or years; the scenes of their death are both sad and grisly, as often they lie dead...
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When Obamacare came into effect, Notre Dame and other religious institutions forced the administration into a baroque arrangement whereby the US government would insure birth control prescriptions for women otherwise covered by the institution, so that the institution could...
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Amnesty International's new report on family separations reveals that the Trump administration stole at least 4,000 more children from their parents than the previous total of 2,500-3,000. The exact total can't be calculated because Customs and Border Protection is...
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Michael Avenatti, lawyer for Stormy Daniels and Julie Swetnick, one of the three Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault accusers, predicts with his usual confidence that Donny Trump Jr. will be indicted by the end of the year. 'Donald Trump Jr. will be indicted before his birthday...
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Actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger was long ago accused of groping and humiliating women, but he always denied it. He now admits that he 'stepped over the line'. 'I feel bad about it, and I apologize. When I became governor, I wanted to make sure...
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Gone, obviously. Tom Scocca: Using our advanced technology, it is possible to look up the beaches in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sea Level Rise Viewer, and to imagine what will happen if we visit them, or try to visit them, in the future—when...
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If you're worried that your Airbnb host has hidden a camera in the place you've rented, because that is a thing that garbage people do, you can use these handy tips to spot it. Mostly they boil down to 'look hard' but the top tip is to turn off the lights and use a...
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I'm a sucker for a good horror movie, and even this trailer gives me goosebumps. This remake of Stephen King's Pet Sematary comes out in April 2019. From Esquire: The concept was so spooky King himself hesitated to publish his book in the first place. “I found the result ...
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Although properly breaking open eggs isn't as hard as they show in the video, people with certain disabilities might find value in The Q's 'DIY Simple Egg Opener' (or this one which is already on the market). This amazing kitchen gadget allows you to open any chicken egg in ...
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