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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Ancestry.com Has Pulled An Ad Amid Backlash That It Whitewashed The Violent History Of Slavery

quote [ Critics pointed out that the ad ignored the fact black women were often raped, not romantically wooed, by white slave owners. ]

Fuck them - they knew exactly what they were doing. Wouldn't surprise me if they drafted an apology statement before they shot the video. Want to impress people - how about they apologize for turning peoples DNA results over to government agencies without their consent?
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@3:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 19 April 2019

FOR SALE: BABY T-REX A++ #1 L@@K!!!

quote [ Most Likely the Only BABY T-Rex in the World! It has a 15 FOOT long Body and a 21" SKULL with Serrated Teeth! This Rex was very a very dangerous meat eater. It's a RARE opportunity indeed to ever see a baby REX, if they did not grow quickly they could not catch prey and would die. Histology shows the specimen to be approximately 4 years old upon death. Reconstruction of the skull has been done by Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology (from Natural History Museum in FL). ]

Only $2,950,000.00 ($61.65 Expedited Shipping)

[SFW] [business] [+1]
[by Ankylosaur@12:22amGMT] [20 comments]

Friday, 12 April 2019

College Grads Sell Stakes in Themselves to Wall Street

quote [ Instead of taking out loans, students can agree to hand over part of their future earnings in return for investment. ]

I like this idea as an alternative to student loans which cannot be forgiven. People or companies invest in your future, and if it doesn't pan out you could end up owing nothing as it becomes the investor's risk.

Soft paywall, full article in extended.

[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by JWWargo@1:06amGMT] [12 comments]

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Americans live with the austerity you Europeans are so concerned about

quote [ It?s hard to bemoan the loss of a safety net you never had. The ?American Dream? convinced us we could bootstrap our way out of needing one ]

The cup of coffee making/breaking the American contract lead me to this lovely opinion piece.

[SFW] [business] [+4 Underrated]
[by lilmookieesquire@5:31amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 29 March 2019

Wow Air Shuts Down Out of Nowhere, Stranding Thousands of Passengers

quote [ The discount carrier is no more. ]

Cannot take an airplane home
[SFW] [business] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:21amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Disney Officially Owns 21st Century Fox

quote [ The $71 billion deal strengthens Disney's portfolio and gives it even more leverage to compete against other streaming powerhouses. ]

At the end of the article:
"Note: Both Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox have funded NPR."

Show me the money!
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by JWWargo@7:12pmGMT] [9 comments]

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Facebook, Instagram Down Around the World For Some Users

quote [ People around the world started reporting the outage on Twitter with the hashtag #facebookdown.

Facebook tweeted at 3:03 p.m. ET that it was working on fixing the problems, which appeared to begin just around noon ET, as soon as possible. But it said it didn't believe the issues were related to a DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack, a common way of bringing down websites by overwhelming them with requests. ]

In San Diego facebook is flat out dead as a doornail at the moment. Where are the old folks gonna post their articles about pizzagate now?
[SFW] [business] [+3 Good]
[by knumbknutz@10:09pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Grocery store inadvertently open on Family Day

quote [ Despite having scheduled to be closed on Family Day, one downtown grocery store had ?customers? anyway when the doors to the business were inadvertently open during the holiday. ]

Only things taken were two packages of cherry tomatoes, and the customer left $5 on the counter for them.

See, this is why we can have nice things!
[SFW] [business] [+4 Underrated]
[by JWWargo@1:22amGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting hacked

quote [ Blockchains are particularly attractive to thieves because fraudulent transactions can?t be reversed as they often can be in the traditional financial system. Besides that, we?ve long known that just as blockchains have unique security features, they have unique vulnerabilities. ]

A bit sad that an elegant idea is dissolving in greed. Good, that the "unhackable" thing gets demystified, though.
[SFW] [business] [+7 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@1:57pmGMT] [15 comments]

Friday, 22 February 2019

NY prosecutors preparing state charges against Manafort, source says

quote [ A source confirmed to NBC News that a state grand jury is being used to investigate the allegations against Manafort, who has been convicted or pleaded guilty to a series of charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump has refused to rule out the possibility of pardoning Manafort. If state charges were brought, Trump wouldn't be able to intercede in the case. ]

Full article in extended, plus - Rand Paul being Rand Paul, and (surprise-surprise) Alexa is actually spying on everyone.

[SFW] [business] [+4 Good]
[by knumbknutz@11:26pmGMT] [1 comment]

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