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Snooty The Manatee Dies, And A Florida Community Mourns

Snooty The Manatee Dies, And A Florida Community Mourns

Two days after his 69th birthday, Snooty the manatee has died in what the South Florida Museum says was "simply a heartbreaking accident." T...

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Aboard the NS Savannah, America’s first (and last) nuclear merchant ship

Aboard the NS Savannah, America’s first (and last) nuclear merchant ship

BALTIMORE—Alongside a former grain pier in a strangely quiet corner of this cargo port, there's a ship straight out of the future—the ...

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Brains of former football players donated to science are rife with disease

Brains of former football players donated to science are rife with disease

Signs of a degenerative brain disease were widespread among a sample of donated brains of former football players, researchers reported Tuesday in the...

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Install Gentoo

Install Gentoo

Welcome First of all, welcome to Gentoo! You are about to enter the world of choices and performance. Gentoo is all about choices. When installing ...

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People Are Now Getting Free Weed to Pick Up Trash

People Are Now Getting Free Weed to Pick Up Trash

This article is not written by me. This is simply a repost of original content by Drew Shwartz on Vice here. This is simply to help repost content in ...

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DOJ announces official takedown of AlphaBay, world’s largest Dark Web market

DOJ announces official takedown of AlphaBay, world’s largest Dark Web market

Department of Justice officials announced Thursday in Washington, DC that they had shut down notorious online Dark Web marketplace AlphaBay in conjunc...

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Security guard robot ends it all by throwing itself into a watery grave

Security guard robot ends it all by throwing itself into a watery grave

The automation revolution, where most of our jobs are replaced by robots and we spend the rest of our days floating around on rubber rings sippin...

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Elon Musk knows what’s ailing NASA—costly contracting

Elon Musk knows what’s ailing NASA—costly contracting

The seas were calm in early December 2010 when a spacecraft fell out of the sky, deployed its parachutes, and splashed into the Pacific Ocean. No Amer...

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Emoji is dragging us back to the dark ages – and all we can do is smile

Emoji is dragging us back to the dark ages – and all we can do is smile

This article is not written by myself. The original article is here. You can view it at any time to support their site. The entire purpose of this is ...

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Reclaiming Your Reality

Reclaiming Your Reality

“By changing your reality, you change everything.” ~ Anonymous What does reality look like to you? I recorded this latest podcast a...

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Russia has a plan to compete with SpaceX, but it has a flaw

Russia has a plan to compete with SpaceX, but it has a flaw

For a long time, with its low production costs and efficient fleet of rockets, Russia has been the leading player in the global market for satellite l...

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China’s crazy car-straddling elevated bus is just a giant scam, police say

China’s crazy car-straddling elevated bus is just a giant scam, police say

Last August, we wrote about a crazy elevated bus that straddles road traffic in the Chinese city of Qinhuangdao near Beijing. In the we...

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This giant crocodile was an apex predator 166 million years ago

This giant crocodile was an apex predator 166 million years ago

For decades, paleontologists have wondered about a mysterious, toothy jaw fragment discovered on the island of Madagascar. Dating to the mid-Jurassic ...

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Next Windows 10 update won’t include the most exciting promised feature

Next Windows 10 update won’t include the most exciting promised feature

Arguably the most interesting forthcoming Windows 10 features that Microsoft showed off at its Build developer conference this year were "Ti...

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Windows 10 will try to combat ransomware by locking up your data

Windows 10 will try to combat ransomware by locking up your data

The latest Windows 10 build, today's 16232, contains a few new security features. In addition to the richer control over exploit mitigat...

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In attempt to achieve YouTube stardom, woman accidentally kills her boyfriend

In attempt to achieve YouTube stardom, woman accidentally kills her boyfriend

A Minnesota woman has been charged with manslaughter after she shot and killed her boyfriend as part of the pair’s attempt to become Y...

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Survey: Pain patients overwhelmingly prefer medical marijuana over opioids

Survey: Pain patients overwhelmingly prefer medical marijuana over opioids

When patients have a choice between opioids and medical marijuana for a painful condition, an overwhelming majority say they prefer marijuana, that it...

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Walmart sued after teen steals machete and kills her Uber driver

Walmart sued after teen steals machete and kills her Uber driver

There has been a lot of media coverage about Uber driver misdeeds—drunk driving, drivers stealing from their passengers, and even ...

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Low-latency satellite broadband gets approval to serve US residents

Low-latency satellite broadband gets approval to serve US residents

A company seeking to offer low-latency broadband from satellites yesterday received a key approval from the Federal Communications Commissio...

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Konami reportedly blacklisting ex-employees across Japanese video game industry

Konami reportedly blacklisting ex-employees across Japanese video game industry

According to a Wednesday report in the Nikkei Asian Review newspaper, Konami is apparently blacklisting former employees in the Japanese vid...

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How do you make yourself a better person?

How do you make yourself a better person?

It's a tough world when you see that there is a lot of bannings of content and silence going on.  Creation of sub-communities to help promote...

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Right to speak freely about engineering is subject of 1st Amendment lawsuit

Right to speak freely about engineering is subject of 1st Amendment lawsuit

An Oregon engineer who has been trying for years to convince state officials to elongate yellow traffic light times has a new cause: the First Amendme...

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To kill net neutrality rules, FCC says broadband isn’t “telecommunications”

To kill net neutrality rules, FCC says broadband isn’t “telecommunications”

The Federal Communications Commission's plan to gut net neutrality rules and deregulate the Internet service market may hinge on the def...

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Defense contractor stored intelligence data in Amazon cloud unprotected

Defense contractor stored intelligence data in Amazon cloud unprotected

On May 24, Chris Vickery, a cyber risk analyst with the security firm UpGuard, discovered a publicly accessible data cache on Amazon Web Services...

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Uber engineer Levandowski, accused of massive theft from Google, has been fired

Uber engineer Levandowski, accused of massive theft from Google, has been fired

The Uber engineer at the center of the company's litigation with Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, has been fired. Levandowski's termination was ...

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Killer antibiotic now 25,000× more potent—and resistant to drug resistance

Killer antibiotic now 25,000× more potent—and resistant to drug resistance

With clever chemical tweaks, an old antibiotic can dole out any of three lethal blows to some of the deadliest bacteria—and give evolution one n...

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Curiosity rover finds its crater was habitable for 700 million years

Curiosity rover finds its crater was habitable for 700 million years

Gale Crater, the site being explored by the Curiosity rover, was chosen as a landing site because its structure and composition suggested that it migh...

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Want to get a game on Steam? $100 is all you need

Want to get a game on Steam? $100 is all you need

Valve announced today that anyone will be able to publish games on Steam through its previously announced Steam Direct program for "a $...

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Reflecting on One Very Very Strange Year at Uber

Reflecting on One Very Very Strange Year at Uber

I did not write this blog post.  This blog post is something by feminist aligned Susan J. Fowler. I have reposted her content to commemorate...

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WCry ransomware worm’s Bitcoin take tops $70k as its spread continues

WCry ransomware worm’s Bitcoin take tops $70k as its spread continues

WCry, the National Security Agency exploit-powered ransomware worm that began spreading worldwide on Friday, had reportedly affected hundred...

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“Genericide” legal assault to nullify the Google trademark fails

“Genericide” legal assault to nullify the Google trademark fails

What do a teleprompter, thermos, hoover, aspirin, and videotape have in common? They were once trademarked but lost their legally protected status bec...

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Watching two waves of hot lava in the Solar System’s largest volcano

Watching two waves of hot lava in the Solar System’s largest volcano

Volcanic activity appears to be a common feature in our Solar System; we have evidence of it on three planets and two moons and hints of it elsewhere....

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15-second ads coming to Amazon’s Alexa

15-second ads coming to Amazon’s Alexa

Where there's a media platform popular with consumers, advertisers are never far behind. Case in point, Amazon's digital assistant, Alexa...

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Intel’s Itanium CPUs, once a play for 64-bit servers and desktops, are dead

Intel’s Itanium CPUs, once a play for 64-bit servers and desktops, are dead

Remember Itanium? Intel's first crack at 64-bit server processors from circa the turn of the millennium? Well, two things: Intel is releasing ...

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Astronomers find water in the atmosphere of a warm, Neptune-sized planet

Astronomers find water in the atmosphere of a warm, Neptune-sized planet

Scientists are announcing a rare look into the atmosphere of a distant exoplanet more than 400 light years away. The planet is roughly Neptune-si...

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SpaceX may finally be reaching a nirvana of high flight rates

SpaceX may finally be reaching a nirvana of high flight rates

Due to accidents, production issues, and other factors, SpaceX has in recent years failed to achieve a "high volume" launch rate of a d...

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So You're Overweight - What Can You Do About It

So You're Overweight - What Can You Do About It

In an age growing in proportion in both waists and egos we have come across a major issue: Fat Acceptance No this is not going to be a hate-ridd...

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The Non-Aggression Principle is Worthless when Those in Power Can Define Aggression

The Non-Aggression Principle is Worthless when Those in Power Can Define Aggression

One of the cornerstones of modern libertarianism is the Non-Aggression Principle. According to NAP.com, the non-aggression principle can be defined as...

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Measles outbreak rages after anti-vaccine groups target vulnerable community

Measles outbreak rages after anti-vaccine groups target vulnerable community

Minnesota is experiencing its largest measles outbreak since the 1990s following a targeted and intense effort by anti-vaccine gro...

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Google phishing attack was foretold by researchers—and it may have used their code

Google phishing attack was foretold by researchers—and it may have used their code

The "Google Docs" phishing attack that wormed its way through thousands of e-mail inboxes earlier this week exploited a threat tha...

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The hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips is worse than anyone thought

The hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips is worse than anyone thought

A remote hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips for seven years was more severe than many people imagined, because it allowed hackers to remotely g...

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Samsung joins the self-driving car gold rush

Samsung joins the self-driving car gold rush

The tech industry has a bad case of four-wheel fever, and it looks like there's no cure in sight. Before too long, it will be impossible to buy a ...

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Gorilla Mindset is the Doctor Pepper Ten of Self Help Books

Gorilla Mindset is the Doctor Pepper Ten of Self Help Books

              You know that self-help bullshit that lines the walls of bookstores tha...

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Study Shows Women Need More Sleep Than Men for THIS Reason!

Study Shows Women Need More Sleep Than Men for THIS Reason!

This article is not written by me. It is written by Katherine Crofton and the original article can be found here. With that being said it is reposted ...

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A Social Welfare Program the Right will Vigorously support: Gun Stamps

A Social Welfare Program the Right will Vigorously support: Gun Stamps

              Since we have a Republican majority going on right now, it’s goin...

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Shittown

Shittown

A podcast series produced by NPR. This first paragraph is going to be the only spoiler free section of this review. Shittown starts off with a call by...

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Yik Yak is finally relegated to the dustbin of Internet history

Yik Yak is finally relegated to the dustbin of Internet history

On Friday, the Yik Yak app officially closed up shop. The company’s founders, Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, wrote up a short blog post...

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Fitbit Flex 2 “exploded” on woman’s wrist, leaving second-degree burns

Fitbit Flex 2 “exploded” on woman’s wrist, leaving second-degree burns

Samsung isn't the only company that has had deal with exploding products. A Wisconsin woman told ABC News that her new Fi...

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Friendly fire may have killed Army Rangers during ISIS raid in Afghanistan

Friendly fire may have killed Army Rangers during ISIS raid in Afghanistan

The Defense Department on Friday released the names of two Army Rangers who died during a raid on a compound in Afghanistan on Thursday. ...

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Acer Predator X27: 4K, HDR, and 144Hz G-Sync for the ultimate gaming monitor

Acer Predator X27: 4K, HDR, and 144Hz G-Sync for the ultimate gaming monitor

Acer has unveiled what may just be the perfect gaming monitor—so long as you don't like ultrawides, at least. The Predator X27 is ...

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President Trump signs NASA advisory bill, says it’s “about jobs”

President Trump signs NASA advisory bill, says it’s “about jobs”

Prior to Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump had made only a few passing references to space during the first two months of his administratio...

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