Mar 282020
 

THIS asshole. “Fuck All of These People Entirely”Like many business owners across the country, Jamie Zawinski, the owner of SoMa nightclub DNA Lounge, was less than pleased to learn that a partnership between Yelp and GoFundMe meant that the Yelp listing for his business now had a fundraising button on it that he hadn’t consented to. “What the fuck?” he said regarding the move in an email to Eater. “Seriously, what the fucking fuck?” […]As…

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Mar 282020
 

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that has ravaged our nation and world has had many jarring moments. For parents and their children, one of those came with the mass closing of our schools. Tens of millions of children faced having their educations grind to a halt, including 1.1 million children in New York City’s public schools alone — a number which includes two of my own.While Americans have grown understandably weary of the tech industry, which…

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Mar 282020
 

Should the fact that your neighbors can see the outside of your house mean the police can use a camera to record everything that happens there for more than five months? We don’t think so either. That’s why we joined ACLU, ACLU of Massachusetts, and the Center for Democracy & Technology in filing an amicus brief last week in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court arguing the Fourth Amendment and Massachusetts’s state equivalent protect us from…

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Mar 282020
 

On Wednesday, April 1, rent payments will be due for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic — yet even with unemployment at a record high, major bill payments have barely factored into U.S. politicians’ response to the crisis. On Friday, the House passed an emergency multi-trillion dollar relief package, which was approved by the Senate on Wednesday night and will now head to President Donald Trump’s desk. It’s about five…

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Mar 282020
 

Doc Frown: Searls decries video-conferencing software’s ‘creepy’ closeness with ad tracking As the global coronavirus pandemic pushes the popularity of videoconferencing app Zoom to new heights, one web veteran has sounded the alarm over its “creepily chummy” relationship with tracking-based advertisers.…

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Mar 282020
 

As the proposed sale of the .ORG domain registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital plays out, we see more and more why this sale was rushed through: the longer we have to look at it, the more questions we all have, and the fewer answers we get. For the second time, some of the people questioning the wisdom of this sale are members of the U.S. Congress. On March 18, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ron…

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Mar 242020
 

Just don’t let your battery die or you’ll have to explain it to the police Taiwan, in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, has implemented a geo-fence using people’s mobile phones.…

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Mar 242020
 

Social distancing, work from home, shelter in place—these are all strategies employed in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Americans who have jobs allowing them to engage in social distancing are very dependent on their Internet connection. That dependence is only going to grow as time goes on. As parents depend on the Internet for homeschooling, as businesses depend on employees being able to work from home, and as everyone depends on the Internet for public…

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Mar 242020
 

WASHINGTON—In an effort to contain the disastrous financial fallout resulting from the spread of Covid-19, economic advisor Larry Kudlow joined numerous GOP leaders Monday in urging an end of self-quarantine for the lifeless bipedal automatons that make the economy go. “We can’t allow this virus to completely upend…Read more…

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Mar 222020
 

Montana requires petitions to qualify a new party to submit 5,000 signatures. In addition, the petition must include a certain number of signatures from at least one-third of the 100 state house districts. The house districts are all of approximate equal population, but the law requires a range of between 55 and 150 signatures from each of the house districts for which signatures are submitted. On March 20, U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris, an…

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Mar 222020
 

Texas officials have postponed the runoff primaries from May 26 to July 14. The order did not mention the question of the independent candidate petition deadline. For non-presidential independents, it is 30 days after the runoff primary. But the independent presidential petition is not tied to the date of any primary, and is set inflexibly for May 11. Independent presidential petitions require 79,939 signatures. Thanks to Jim Riley for this news.

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Mar 222020
 

Iran is ravaged by coronavirus — and US sanctions are making the pandemic even more deadly. A doctor treats patients infected by coronavirus at the Imam Khomeini Hospital on March 1, 2020 in Tehran, Iran. (Mohsen Atayi / Wikimedia Commons) Just as the global coronavirus pandemic is escalating profound injustices within the United States, it is also intensifying the brutality of the sanction regimes the United States imposes abroad. In Iran, one of the countries hardest…

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Mar 212020
 

Greets to Crash Override, The Phantom Freak, and also Joey. XScreenSaver 5.44 is out now, including iOS and Android. New hacks, New hacks, Gibson, EtruscanVenus and Scooter. BSOD supports Tivo and Nintendo. New color options in RomanBoy, ProjectivePlane, Hypertorus and Klein. “Use random screen saver” works again on macOS 10.15. iOS supports dark mode. Image loading works again on iOS 13. Fixed rotation on iOS 13 (Apple incompatibly breaks rotation every two years as a…

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Mar 212020
 

In a truly shocking development, the ABC has temporarily loosened their rules on liquor delivery, so now we can deliver life-giving, sanity-preserving liquor to you at home! Not only can you order beer with your pizza delivery, but that means you can also order full bottles of our house brand DNA Lounge Vodka, DNA Lounge Gin and DNA Lounge Rum!They are available right now on GrubHub, Doordash, and Postmates. And because I know this is…

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Mar 212020
 

Pair join Netflix to turn it down for what? Connectivity stability Amazon Prime Video and Google’s YouTube have joined Netflix in dialing down their video stream quality in the European Union, Switzerland, and the UK for 30 days to preserve internet stability during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Mar 212020
 

WASHINGTON—Warning that the deadly COVID-19 virus could continue to plague the United States for far longer than previously expected, experts from the CDC announced Friday that Americans could still be dealing with coronavirus as late as tomorrow afternoon. “According to our most recent projections, residents in all…Read more…

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Mar 212020
 

WASHINGTON—Admitting he was blindsided by the hysterical reaction to a pretty normal transaction, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr wondered Friday when profiting off mass suffering had suddenly become a crime in this country. “Jesus Christ, when did everyone get so uptight about this? I remember when we used to…Read more…

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Mar 212020
 

A reader suggested I not discard any excess sourdough starter I didn’t have plans to bake and make fry bread instead. So I did. You are looking at ½ cup of sourdough starter fried in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. I started this starter on Monday. I am pretty sure after today’s feeding it’ll be ready to bake a loaf of bread. Previously: Pandemic Starter Day 1 Pandemic Starter Day 2 Pandemic Starter Day 3…

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