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mardi 12 mars 2019, 16:18
Back in 2016, The Intercept ran a blockbuster series revealing how foreign businesspeople were illegally laundering massive campaign contributions to Jeb Bush and other GOP presidential hopefuls. Yesterday, The Intercept's hard work paid off, with the FEC levying record...
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A few years ago, a friend of mine, Nico Sell (who runs the Defcon kids' programming track r00tz) asked me to join the advisory board for her startup, Wickr, which does 'ephemeral messaging,' a subject that is greatly in the news with Facebook's recent announcement of a new...
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You know that what you're playing is a little more than an attention trap devised by ironists or perhaps even psychologists, barely fun in any meaningful sense, a dopamine reward mechanism veiled only minimally in story, character, art or music. And yet you play, on an on,...
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If you wear glasses, you might have noticed that they've been getting steadily more expensive in recent years, no matter which brand you buy and no matter where you shop. That's because a giant-but-obscure company called Luxottica bought out Sunglass Hut and Lenscrafters,...
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No-one was killed in the bus, which was empty of passengers, but the driver suffered serious burns. The explosion was caused by a 'traffic accident,' say authorities; the vehicle runs on natural gas, the tank is on the roof, and it tried to enter a low tunnel.
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The BBC reports that Australia and Singapore have disallowed Boing's 737 MAX series from flying in or out of their airports, joining other countries in grounding the jets. The decision comes after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Max 8 crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people on...
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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is one of the most beloved video games of all time. Ride along as I miserably stumble my way through an award-winning game 16 years after its release. There is some great Star Wars backstory left forgotten by all but the most knowing...
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Because it's nice to cuddle up with a friend sometimes. “Poppy the dachsie tucking himself in.” Prepare to say awww.... [Source]
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Sometimes life comes at you fast, and you just have to make the best of a challenging situation. This clever birdie finds a way to make it work. Clever
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“He is very gentle when he takes his treats.” “Just a note.... I would not recommend feeding a random moose, they are incredibly powerful animals.” Treats for Bruce [via]
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Not a great move. Facebook took down several Facebook ads published by Elizabeth Warren's team that called for the breakup of Facebook and other giant American tech companies. After public outcry, Facebook restored the ads. UPDATE: Facebook says its restoring the ads....
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Alphabet and Google co-founder Larry Page did not ask his company's board of directors for approval before personally approving a $150 million dollar stock grant to disgraced Android executive Andy Rubin, despite the sexual harassment allegations that led to Rubin's ouster....
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lundi 11 mars 2019, 23:51
All aboard the bedtime train, puppers. Three dogs, one fluffy mammalian cuddle pile. Weimaraner, German Shorthair Pointer, and a big old Chocolate Lab. All aboard the bedtime train.. [via]
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A group of metalheads playing kazoos drowned out the hate-spreading 'Westboro Baptist Church' cult at the Virginia state capitol. I am proud of my home town. Photos and article by Ned Oliver at the Virginia Mercury: The Kansas-based hate group said it came to Virginia in...
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Scientists Lior Appelbaum and David Zada in Israel publish new proof that sleep serves to help our brains repair damage. Their study, published in the journal Nature, used genetically engineering transparent zebrafish with colorful chemical tags attached to chromosomes in...
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The Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop feels good in your hand. The scoop is designed to bite into hard ice cream and roll the ice cream onto the scoop. It has some kind of heat conductive liquid inside the handle that's supposed to make it easier to scoop out the ice cream, but I never ...
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There is something so satisfying about watching this toddler struggle – and then finally succeed – in stacking her colorful nesting cups. After trial and error – and deep concentration – two-year-old Clarissa, who her mother says 'was a little behind on certain...
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Six-year-old Avett Ray knows how to play the piano and can really belt out a song. Here he is practicing 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
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In 1984, Alexey Pajitnov, then working for the Russian Academy of Sciences, completed his masterpiece, Tetris. It was perfection and, sadly, could only go downhill from there, as the inimitable videogamedunkey explains in this delightful video above.
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An Australian paraglider who makes a smooth landing gets a hostile reception from an angry kangaroo. When paraglider John Bishop lands, a kangaroo comes charging towards him, with its friend following as backup. Bishop tries to greet him with a friendly, 'Hey, what's up...
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