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Archive for November, 2016

The FBI Just Got Disturbing New Hacking Powers

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At midnight, the U.S. government quietly gained expansive new surveillance abilities after a last-ditch effort to stop changes to the federal code of criminal procedure died on the Senate floor. Read more…

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Bitcoin Exchange Ordered to Give IRS Years of Data on Millions of Users

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On Wednesday, a federal judge authorized a summons requiring Coinbase, America’s largest Bitcoin service, to provide the IRS with the records of every user who traded on the site between 2014 and 2015. Covering the identities and transaction histories of millions of costumers, the request is believed to be the largest… Read more…

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Watch Chernobyl’s Huge Radiation Shield Slide in and Enclose the Damaged Nuclear Reactor

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We already saw how the new $1.6 billion sarcophagus —the 843-foot wide, 354-foot tall steel shield that entombs the radioactive material leaking from the damaged nuclear reactor left over from the Chernobyl disaster—was going to be put in place to replace the old concrete structure that enclosed the damaged reactor… Read more…

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This Sweeping Footage of a Drone Flying Through the Beach Is Wonderful

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Seeing this drone fly through Venice Beach in Robert McIntosh’s   Fresh Squeeze in what looks like a perfectly planned flight is just lovely. The drone zips through a bicycle, seamlessly slips inside handrails, pops into holes, and cuts through structures so seamlessly that it feels like the world is unfolding before… Read more…

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This Sweeping Footage of a Drone Flying Through the Beach Is Wonderful

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Seeing this drone fly through Venice Beach in Robert McIntosh’s   Fresh Squeeze in what looks like a perfectly planned flight is just lovely. The drone zips through a bicycle, seamlessly slips inside handrails, pops into holes, and cuts through structures so seamlessly that it feels like the world is unfolding before… Read more…

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New Ford Fiesta Overshadowed By Funky Dancing Robot DJ At Its Own Party

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Ford introduced the all-new 2018 Ford Fiesta in a big warehouse they disguised as a club in Germany, so naturally they invited a production-line robot to come disk jockey the launch party. Read more…

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Construction Finally Begins on Chinese Titanic Replica That Simulates the Disaster

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A few years ago, plans were announced for a life-size replica of the Titanic, the luxury ship whose sinking inspired a very expensive movie and some great blogs . On Wednesday, construction of the large fake boat finally began. Read more…

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This Guy Built a Slack Client for the Commodore 64

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The chat app Slack boasts more than 4 million daily active users, but I bet this guy is the only one using it from his Commodore 64. Read more…

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Apple Is Sorry About All That Calendar Spam

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If you’re one of the many iCloud users that has been receiving spam calendar invitations, you’ll be relieved to know Apple has now worked up the courage to acknowledge the problem and is trying its best to fix it. Read more…

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When The Vandals Took North Africa, They Had Their Way With The Roman Empire 

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North Africa was one of the heartlands of the Roman Empire. It produced most of the grain that fed Rome, the olive oil that burned in lamps from Sicily to Spain, the pottery that sat on every dinner table from Britain to Greece, and the tax revenue that kept the Roman government flush. Read more…

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Top YouTubers Say They’re Being Screwed Yet Again By The Platform

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Recently, top YouTubers are saying that, yet again, the behemoth video sharing network is fucking them over. This time, it’s about an alleged issue with subscribers—suddenly, they’re disappearing. And, no, it’s not because they unsubscribed. YouTube, for their part, denies that there’s a glitch. Read more…

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Sleight Is Harry Potter Without the Whimsical Bullshit

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What if the hustlers and tricksters you see doing card tricks could do real magic? That’s the premise behind Sleight , a lo-fi prestidigitation movie coming to theaters next April. Read more…

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