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IPVanish VPN offers a year of protection and 250GB of cloud storage for under $30

The need for a virtual private network (VPN) is all but universal these days, but choosing the right VPN provider can often be a shot in the dark. Some VPN shoppers are focused on security, while others are just looking for ways around international geoblocking restrictions. — Read the rest
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CDC to shorten guidance for quarantine after COVID-19 exposure to 10 days, or 7 with a negative test

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to shorten its guidance for quarantining after COVID-19 exposure to 10 days, or seven with a negative virus test, a senior administration official said Tuesday. That's down from the 14 days CDC has recommended since the start of the pandemic. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Cdc, US news, Public Health, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus

CDC votes to give first Covid-19 vaccine to health care workers, long-term care facility residents, once FDA authorizes vaccine

NEWS: The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has voted to give the first Covid-19 vaccine to health care personnel and residents of long-term health care facilities once a vaccine is authorized by the FDA. CDC panel voted 13-1 in favor of the decision. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cdc, Fda, Vaccine, Vaccines, FDA CDC, Coronavirus, COVID-19, CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Justice Dept investigating potentially criminal scheme of bribery for Trump presidential pardon

Breaking news from CNN late on Tuesday: "The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to a court record unsealed on Tuesday by the chief judge of the DC District Court." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, White House, Cnn, Bribery, Donald Trump, Pardon, Crimes, Justice Department, Trump, Justice Dept, DC District Court Read

Outraged Georgia election official calls out Trump and GOP on violent threats against election staff: 'This has to stop!'

In the clip below, an outraged Georgia election official condemns threatening, violent rhetoric against election staff by Trump and GOP senators: "Mr. President… senators, you have not condemned this language or these actions. This has to stop! We need you to step up — and if you're going to take a position of leadership, show some." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Georgia, US news, Gop, Election, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Picks, 2020 Election

Good deal on an Arduino clone kit

This Arduino clone kit has a lot of components for the price, including two types of displays, a stepper motor (and driver for the motor), a servo, heat and distance sensors.  If you are new to Arduino and want to learn about it, I made an online course. — Read the rest
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These 10 best-selling air purifiers can offer a fresh start to 2021, at surprise Cyber Tuesday prices

With 2020 coming to a merciful close, could there be a better symbol for freshly launching into the new year than actually clearing the air? While that works metaphorically, the sad state of our world makes it critical, too. The air in everyone's home could use some pretty heavy cleansing nowadays. — Read the rest
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Trump's vaccine czar said he has 'no reason to believe' the FDA has altered how it reviews COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports of the president's frustration over how long the process takes

Dr Moncef Slaoui speaks at a White House press conference on May 15, 2020, announcing a program to rapidly develop a coronavirus vaccine. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Operation Warp Speed's Moncef Slaoui said in an interview with the Washington Post that the US Food and Drug Administration should do a "thorough job" reviewing COVID-19 vaccines and that he has "no reason to believe they sped up or slowed down the process." ABC and Axios have reported that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ha...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, Science, News, Abc, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump

Mysterious monolith shenanigans update: the one in Romania has vanished

Yesterday we posted about a mysterious monolith that had popped up on a hillside in Romania, which had followed the discovery and disappearance of a similar monolith in Utah. But since our post, the Romanian monolith has disappeared, with only a small indentation in the ground as a reminder of its short-lived existence. — Read the rest
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Congress has resumed talks about a new COVID-19 deal but here's why $1,200 stimulus checks probably aren't coming anytime soon

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Congress has still not reached a new stimulus deal to aid the millions of Americans financially struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a $908 billion proposal on Tuesday, though it leaves out $1,200 direct payments. Time is running out on Capitol Hill to pass a legislative package as lawmakers face a December 11 deadl...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Time, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Economy, Cnn, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell

AG Bill Barr says Justice Dept. found no evidence of election fraud that would change outcome

— "To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election," Barr told the AP. — Attorney General Bill Barr on Tuesday said the Justice Department has no evidence of widespread fraud in the election that declared Joe Biden the new president of the United States. — Read the rest
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Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis attack AG Bill Barr for saying there's no evidence of widespread fraud that could have changed election outcome

Giuliani responds to AG Barr saying there's no evidence of widespread fraud that could have changed election outcome. In the letter, Rudy Giuliani and co-Trump-defender Jenna Ellis go after Barr, saying "there hasn't been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation…Again, with the greatest respect to the Attorney General, his opinion appears to be without any knowledge or investigation." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Department Of Justice, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Barr, AG Barr, Bill Barr, Jenna Ellis

Watch this red cube somehow fit inside this blue shape

@souptimmy 2 Shapes into one ✨ @geobender #geobender #cuber #fidget #fidgettoy ♬ Balenciaga – Filmcharacter - TikToker souptimmy shows a cool trick using a couple of fidget toys. It may take a couple of viewings to see how this in-camera trick is done. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Magnets, Illusions, Fidget Toys

Papercraft animation homage to videogames

Eric Power writes: I am pleased to present, Video Games, the latest collaboration between myself and jeremy messersmith for his Mixtape for the Milky Way project. Working on this video was a true joy. I've been playing video games since the mid 80's when I first got a hold of an Atari. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Video Games, Papercraft, Stop Motion Animation, Eric Power

Chemistry student poisoned roommate with thallium purchased online

A former Leigh University chemistry student pled guilty to charges that he poisoned his roommate with thallium that he purchased online. Yukai Yang is expected to serve 6–12 years in prison. From : Yang mixed thallium, a substance that is colorless, tasteless, odorless, and toxic to multiple organs, into Royal's food and drink in March 2018. — Read the rest
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The real reason Trump is contesting vote counts? To bilk his cult suckers out of $150 million

Trump filed lawsuits in six states to contest the election results and was laughed out of every court. He never expected to win. It's all a charade to bilk his foolish followers into maxing out their credit cards "to fund his post-presidency activities." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Trump, Follow the Money, Kool Aid Cults

Arcade Dreams documentary covers a century of game history

Arcade Dreams is a forthcoming documentary series about the 100-year history of arcades and arcade games, stretching back long before the age of Pong and covering everything great in detail. The project is led by Zach Weddington, whose documentary Viva Amiga is one of my favorite game history-flavored comfort foods; the new series is nearing its Kickstarter target with three days left. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Games, News, Pong, Zach Weddington, Viva Amiga

Win a PS5 AND an Xbox Series X… AND a whole bunch of more cool gaming gear

This is it. The console wars are back – and this year might be the most blistering, savagely-fought engagement ever between bitter rivals, Sony and Microsoft. Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X consoles have been slowly dribbling their way into players' hands the past several days, triggering massive store runs and sold out notices to kick off the fierce holiday shopping season.  — Read the rest
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Stunning underwater scenes drawn by hand in an 1860s submersible

In the late 1860s, artist, "amateur" zoologist, and maker Eugen von Ransonnet-Villez built a personal submersible so he could draw the otherworldly scenes he observed under the sea. (Did he actually see that skull on the ocean floor? Or is it, as my brother Bob suggests, a memento mori?) — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Oceans, Zoology, Bob, Eugen von Ransonnet Villez

Republican Congressional group opposing "The Squad" names themselves after X-Men villains

From The Guardian: A group of incoming Republican congresspeople intends to counter the "radical agenda" of the Democratic party, with the self-professed goal of becoming the Republican party's alternative to "the Squad" – a group of progressive congresswomen of color including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Comic Books, Republicans, Republican Party, X-men, Ilhan Omar, Republican Congressional, Mystique, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, GOP idiots, the Squad, Freedom Force, Literal Mutant Terrorists, Ilhan Omar Read

Hear how Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's BLUE BOX worked and why 2600 is such an iconic number for hacking.

Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic sounds Hi everyone, welcome back to the show. This week is about loud noises made by computers. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Spoken Word with Electronics

"spacehey", a new social network that reboots the design of MySpace

A teenager in Germany — who was only a toddler when MySpace originally launched — has launched spacehey, a social network that reboots MySpace's aesthetic and design flow. You fill out your interests (inputting links with hand-forged HTML), friend other folks, write blog posts and post pics/videos, chat via messages. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Old school, News, Social Networks, Germany, Myspace, Antiviral Design, Spacehey

RIP Sylvia Novak, virtual mortal

Instagram account @myfriendsylvia was a computer-generated mortal who lived five decades of life in just 21 weeks. She died on November 20, according to a family member who made a final post on her account. Below are a few highlights from the curated and sometimes candid life Sylvia shared with us online. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Mortality, Virtual, Sylvia, Sylvia Novak

High school student newspaper exposes Nazi symbols in local police training videos

The Manual Red Eye is the student newspaper for DuPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky. And lately, they've been doing some fantastic work reporting on the white supremacist infiltration of local law enforcement. Following up on their story about a Kentucky State Police (KSP) training presentation that cited Robert E. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Police, Police Misconduct, Nazis, White Supremacists, Louisville Kentucky, Police Accountability, The Kids Are All Right, Nazi Scum, Nazi Punks Fuck Off, duPont Manual High School, Ingenious Ideas By High Schoolers, nazi fucks are ruining America, Police Acting Badly, Kentucky State Police KSP

Following swingers convention, 41 attendees test positive

Last month, around 250 people checked in at a New Orleans hotel for the Naughty in N'awlins swingers festival. At least 41 of those attendees (participants?) have now tested positive for COVID-19. "If I could go back in time, I would not produce this event again," organizer Bob Hannaford wrote. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Sex, New Orleans, Swingers, COVID-19, Bob Hannaford

Reviewers: Nvidia's RTX 3060 Ti video card a good deal

High-end video cards are hard to find right now, underproduced and overpriced as the pandemic grinds on. Though NVidia's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti lacks the power of the higher-numbered models, it's about as powerful as the last-gen 2080 (and twice as powerful as the 1070) and a relatively affordable $399. — Read the rest
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Short documentary about Jonathan Coulton

SindrElf (previously) celebrates the fiftieth birthday of Jonathan Coulton (previously) by creating a 30-minute biographical documentary about his work and career. An enjoyable tour of the classics! I've been a fan of JoCo since I was 16 in 2007. — Read the rest
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Heavy metal guitarist turns Kenneth Copeland sermon into a sick hard rock banger

Kenneth Copeland is one of the more notorious fire-and-brimstone MegaChurch millionaire con-artists of today. So guitarist Andre Antunes just did the logical thing: took one of the man's hellfire speeches and set it to a heavy metal song. Here's the lyrics, if you want to scream along: In the Name of Jesus, standing in the office of the prophet of God,I execute judgment on you COVID-19. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Heavy Metal, Remix, News, Jesus, Mashups, Kenneth Copeland, Christian Extremism, Hateful Christians, Weird Christian Rituals, Andre Antunes, Fire And Brimstone

Hannibal Lecter striking the Sonic Adventure pose

Marcos Lopez (artstation) was struck by the "very simple question" of "What if NBC Hannibal did the Sonic Adventure pose?" Here is the outcome: Yesterday, I posed myself a question. A very simple question. And that question was: "What if NBC Hannibal did the Sonic Adventure pose?" — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Games, News, Hannibal Lecter, Sonic the Hedgehog, Marcos Lopez, NBC Hannibal

New album by John Shirley and Jerry King, "Spaceship Landing in a Cemetery"

Science fiction author, Blue Oyster Cult lyricist, and "cyberpunk patient zero," John Shirley, has also been creating music while doing all of those other things. His latest project is with guitarist Jerry King and it's called Spaceship Landing in a Cemetery. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Music, News, Cyberpunk, Blue Oyster Cult, John Shirley, Jerry King, Spaceship Landing

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