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Angry Reddit 'Mob' and Shortsellers Clash Over Gamestop's Ridiculous Stock Market Jump

Video game retailer GameStop, that store you stumble into at the mall while trying to figure out why you’re at a mall, is having quite a moment on Wall Street. The company went on a rollicking market run Friday, skyrocketing nearly 70 percent before trading was briefly halted due to online drama involving its stock.Read more...
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CenturyLink, Frontier Failed to Meet FCC Deadline for Rural Broadband Rollout

As part of the Connect America Fund Phase II grants in 2015, the FCC awarded CenturyLink and Frontier a combined total of $789.1 million in federal funds to expand broadband services to rural Americans. Dec. 31 was the deadline for CenturyLink to roll out 10Mbps/1Mbps broadband to 1.17 million homes and businesses in…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong orders partial lockdown; Covid fragments found in Sydney sewage

Thousands in Kowloon district put under new restrictions; New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson; Germany’s Covid death toll exceeds 50,000Home Affairs visa letter forces Australian couple on ‘nightmare’ trip to Covid-hit BritainIsraeli Covid chief’s claim single vaccine dose less effective ‘inaccurate’Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus? 2.17am GMT More than 19m doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the United States and almost 4...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Germany, World news, Ap, United States, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Pfizer, Johnson, Reuters, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kowloon, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID


FTC Fines Ticket Brokers $3.7 Million in Scalping Settlement

Federal authorities have brought their first-ever case under a 2016 anti-bot law to crack down on ticket scalpers. Three New York-based ticket brokers were ordered to pay $3.7 million in fines after allegedly making millions of dollars through bot-powered ticket reselling schemes, the Federal Trade Commission …Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Retailers, Tickets, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Ticketmaster, Black Markets, Retailing, Ticket Resale, Internet Bot, Distribution Marketing, Video Game Bot


Icelandic man receives world's first double-arm-and-shoulder transplant

Patient lost both arms in work accident 23 years ago and it took years to find suitable donors for the complex operationAn Icelandic man who got the world’s first double-shoulder-and-arm transplant is recovering well after the operation, two decades after the accident that cost him both limbs, doctors have said.They said it was still uncertain how much mobility Felix Gretarsson, 48, will recover following the operation earlier this month in the southeastern French city of Lyon. Continue reading....
Tags: Europe, Science, France, World news, Iceland, Organ Donation, Lyon Continue, Felix Gretarsson


Microsoft Landed a Patent to Turn You Into a Chatbot

What if the most significant measure of your life’s labors has nothing to do with your lived experiences but merely your unintentional generation of a realistic digital clone of yourself, a specimen of ancient man for the amusement of people of the year 4500 long after you have departed this mortal coil? This is the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Social Media, Instant Messaging, Software, Microsoft Office, Operating Systems, Chatbot, Internet Bot, Application Software, Natural Language Parsing, Draftchatbot


The 5 Facebook Messenger Features You Need to Know

Like it or not, Facebook Messenger can be inescapable, especially if your friends and family have settled on the app as their main messaging service. I know folks who have retained Facebook accounts solely to continue using Messenger. But even if you’re all in with Facebook with no qualms whatsoever, there are a few…Read more...
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Amazon: If Workers Want a Union So Bad, They Can Attend a Superspreader Event

Amazon has a message for its workers: if you want to unionize so badly, you’ll need to risk catching the coronavirus to do it. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Alabama, Companies, Retailers, Bessemer, 3d Publishing, Criticism Of Amazon, Amazon Worker Organization


New physics theory postulates the existence of SLABs: Stupendously Large Black Holes

At the center of the Milky Way lies the biggest object we can be sure exists: a supermassive black hole (SMBH) four million times more massive than the sun. Physicists believe these huge singularities can reach even greater sizes if they’ve eaten a big enough galaxy. The biggest estimates are somewhere in the range of 10 billion times more massive than our sun, but things begin to top out shortly after that. At least, that’s the conventional wisdom. A new study from a trio of European researcher...
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A Home Security Worker Hacked Into Surveillance Systems to Watch People Have Sex

A former employee of prominent home security company ADT has admitted that he hacked into the surveillance feeds of dozens of customer homes, doing so primarily to spy on naked women or to leer at unsuspecting couples while they had sex.Read more...
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The Ban Is Working

This week, most of the world took a collective sigh of relief as Joe Biden was inaugurated as president without something incredibly terrible happening. That doesn’t include the most die-hard loyalists on the Trump Train, who spend Wednesday freaking out.Read more...
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France Passes Law Protecting the 'Sensory Identity' of the Countryside

Only the French would pass a law that is so poetically existential. While conservation efforts in most countries tend to focus on saving endangered animals or plant life, France is going further in an effort to preserve the sensory experiences of its rural areas. Read more...
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Russia Claims TikTok Deleted Young People’s Protest Prep Videos at Government’s Behest

The same week recently poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was taken into police custody in Moscow, Russia’s youth and adults began preparing for unsanctioned protests that will take place across the country on Saturday, January 23. Some of this preparation has been aided by the video-sharing platform…Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Software, Culture, Alexei Navalny, Moscow Russia, Youth Culture, Video Software, Music Software, Tiktok, Application Software, TikTok Deleted Young People 's Protest Prep Videos


Russian Government Claims TikTok Deleted Young People’s Protest Prep Videos at Its Behest

The same week recently poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was taken into police custody in Moscow, Russia’s youth and adults began preparing for unsanctioned protests that will take place across the country on Saturday, January 23. Some of this preparation has been aided by the video-sharing platform…Read more...
Tags: Science, Software, Culture, Alexei Navalny, Moscow Russia, Youth Culture, Video Software, Music Software, Tiktok, Application Software, TikTok Deleted Young People 's Protest Prep Videos


Science Alone Won't Save Us

On Wednesday, Anthony Fauci trotted out to the White House briefing room podium, prompting a stream of memes to rival Bernie at inauguration. We had a how it started/how it’s going Fauci comparison under Trump and Biden. We had Fauci walking in slow motion set to the “Welcome Back, Kotter” theme song. And there was a…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: UK variant fears while Western Australia to relax border rules

New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson; World’s poor need action, not Covid ‘vaccine nationalism’, say experts; Germany’s Covid death toll exceeds 50,000Home Affairs visa letter forces Australian couple on ‘nightmare’ trip to Covid-hit BritainIsraeli Covid chief’s claim single vaccine dose less effective ‘inaccurate’Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus? 10.22pm GMT The World Health Organization (WHO) is not changing its advice on fabric face m...
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How to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Getty/David Greedy As coronavirus vaccines are rolled out across the United States, regulations and procedures for getting the shots might be confusing to some. Each state comes with its own set of guidelines for who gets the vaccine and when.  To get information about your state's vaccination process, Check your city or county's health department website or call your local COVID-19 hotline.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As of January 22, 17 million people have been...
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Ammonia May Lurk in the Ice of Saturn’s Moons, a Clue to Possible Oceans

Thirteen years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was orbiting Saturn, not yet through its first mission, when a set of telescopes on board observed an unknown ultraviolet signal. The intriguing data was only recently inspected, though, and an international research team now suspects it may indicate the presence of…Read more...
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Hundreds of National Guard troops deployed to defend the Capitol have reportedly tested positive for COVID or are in quarantine

Members of the National Guard rest in the Visitor Center of the US Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Hundreds of National Guard troops have tested positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine, according to a Politico report. More than 25,000 National Guard troops were activated and deployed to Washington, DC in the wake of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hundreds of National Guard troops from am...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington, Politico, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Capitol, National Guard, Visitor Center, U S Capitol, National Guard Bureau, US Capitol, COVID-19, COVID


This $440,000 Watch Has a Unique Complication and Looks Cool, Also Costs $440,000

As a watch lover, I look at the new MB&F Horological Machine N°9 ‘Sapphire Vision’ with equal measures of lust and anger. Boutique manufacturer MB&F first launched this version of its Horological Machine line in 2018 and claimed the oddly-shaped and gold-bedecked timekeeper was inspired by 1950s “aerodynamic…Read more...
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What Happens to Big Oil This Year Will Define the Next Decade

This is the decade oil and gas must begin their decline. To avoid warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) without overly relying on unproven technology, world oil and gas use must drop 37% and 25%, respectively, by 2030 before declining even further in the following decades. End of story.Read more...
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The Exorcist II Is a Masterclass in All the Ways a Horror Sequel Can Fly Off the Rails

The Exorcist is legendary. The Exorcist III is fascinating. The dueling fourth parts of the Exorcist saga are odd enough to be interesting, and the Exorcist TV show was criminally underrated. And then somehow there’s Exorcist II: The Heretic, easily one of the most mystifying horror sequels ever made.Read more...
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Scientists Now Worried the UK Coronavirus Variant Is Deadlier

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made an unsettling announcement on Friday about B 1.1.7, the variant of the coronavirus first found in the UK last fall that’s become widespread in the country and elsewhere. According to data newly analyzed by UK scientists, B 1.1.7 is not only more transmissible than earlier strains,…Read more...
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A Texas doctor has been charged with stealing 9 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine 'for friends and family'

The COVID-19 vaccine. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool /Getty Images A Texas doctor was fired and charged after being accused of stealing a vile of the COVID-19 vaccine. The District Attorney said the vile contained nine doses of the vaccine. Gokal's attorney told CNN that the vile was due to expire and would have gone to waste. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Texas doctor faces charges alleging that he stole nine doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from his place of work.Dr. Hasan Gok...
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NASA is destroying this iconic launcher platform (and no one wants the parts)

NASA's Mobile Launcher Platform-2 supported the launches of historic Apollo missions, including two crewed missions to the Moon.The space agency is in the process of deconstructing the platform to make space for its new Space Launch System (SLS).NASA's Artemis program aims to launch three missions, including a crewed mission to the lunar surface in 2024. NASA plans to scrap its Mobile Launcher Platform-2 (MLP-2), the gigantic structure that helped launch more than 50 missions, including Apollo ...
Tags: Space, Science, Joe Biden, Nasa, Moon, Innovation, Orion, Mars, Artemis, North Star, Kennedy Space Center, MLP, Smithsonian National Air, Jim Bridenstine, Scott Tenhoff, Mobile Launcher


Only 10 people who've gotten Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions - and more than 4 million doses have been given out

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is one of two that have been authorized for emergency use to fight the pandemic across the US. The other vaccine available is from Pfizer. Radek Mica /AFP via Getty Images Very few people have had confirmed, allergic reactions after being vaccinated. New CDC data released Friday shows that just 10 people who've gotten Moderna's vaccine in the US have had severe (anaphylactic) allergic reactions, among more than 4 million shots delivered.  The CDC recommends t...
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A Primer on the Likely Villain of Cobra Kai Season 4

Cobra Kai season three ended with a not so subtle tease. John Kreese, the returning sensei of the once again villainous Cobra Kai, looked at a photo from his days in Vietnam, picked up the phone, and called an old war buddy. With that, Karate Kid obsessives knew exactly who to expect in season four.Read more...
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Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?

UK, South Africa and Brazil variants indicate changes may be neededCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn common with others, the virus that causes Covid-19 mutates as it spreads. Most mutations have little or no effect, but some can change the behaviour of the virus. Mutations in a variant found in the UK in September has helped the virus spread more easily and potentially more dangerously. Further changes in variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil may help the ...
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Nobody Wants Oklahoma's Proposed Bigfoot Hunting Season

Oklahoma state Rep. Justin Humphrey is no stranger to taking what you can call some, uh, pretty controversial stances on things like abortion access, gay rights, and police brutality. Now you can add Bigfoot to the list. This week, Humphrey filed an official bill calling for the creation of a yearly Bigfoot hunting…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Bigfoot, Oklahoma, American Culture, Humphrey, Canadian Culture, Justin Humphrey, Bigfoot In Popular Culture


Company That Listed 'Camp Auschwitz' Shirts Has User Records Leaked by Prolific Hacker Group

Teespring, a Silicon Valley e-commerce site that lets people create and sell customized T-shirts, sweaters, and other apparel, is having a heck of a month.Read more...
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