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  • 4 days ago
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    Ricky Gervais' new Netflix special is nothing more than an anti-trans garbage fire

    The comic opens Ricky Gervais: SuperNature, which was released on Netflix on Tuesday (24 May), with a 15-minute-long segment about trans people and “cancel culture”. “The worst thing you can say today is:’ Women don’t have penises’, right?” Gervais says in the special. “Now, no one saw that coming … We didn’t think we f**king had to.”

  • 4 days ago
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    AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs will break the 5GHz barrier — and require a new motherboard

    This fall, AMD is planning a clean break with the past, and it thinks your need for speed might convince you to do the same. Today at Computex 2022, the company revealed the key facets of its next-generation Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs, their Zen 4 architecture, and — for the first time in five years — a brand-new kind of motherboard you’ll need to buy. While even some of the company’s oldest AM4 motherboards can be updated to support its latest Ryzen 5000-series desktop CPUs, the upcoming R...

  • 12 days ago
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    Twitter Legal Team Accused Elon Musk Of NDA Violation

    In the latest episode of Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover drama, the multi-billionaire says the company’s legal team has accused him of violating an NDA (nondisclosure agreement). He had publicly revealed the platform’s sample size number for calculating the percentage of spam/fake accounts or bots. This follows Musk last week announcing that his $44 billion takeover of the social network is “temporarily on hold” over pending details on fake accounts.

  • 13 days ago
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    Sagittarius A* in pictures: The 1st photo of the Milky Way's monster black hole explained in images

    On May 12, 2022, scientists unveiled the first-ever image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The historic image of Sagittarius A* (or Sgr A* for short) came courtesy of the Event Horizon Telescope, a planet-wide array of observatories best known for capturing the event horizon of a black hole in Messier 87 (M87) in 2019. You can see the image above.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Climate change to make droughts longer, more common, says UN

    The frequency and duration of droughts will continue to increase due to human-caused climate change, with water scarcity already affecting billions of people across the world, the United Nations warned in a report Wednesday.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Australia says most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

    More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world's largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said. Bleaching is caused by global warming, but this is the reef's first bleaching event during a La Niña weather pattern, which is associated with cooler Pacific Ocean temperatures, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority said in its an annual report released late Tuesday that found 91% of...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Cat ownership in childhood linked to greater risk of later-life mental illness

    They are cute, fluffy and have that wide-eyed glare that few of us can resist; it is no wonder more than 95 million of us own a cat. But there may be a darker side to our four-legged friends. New research claims the animals could increase our risk of mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    I prefer Android face unlock to Apple's Face ID for one simple reason

    Apple’s Face ID has long been the gold standard for facial recognition. Its 3D system maps thousands of tiny dots on your face to develop a secure profile that’s tough to crack. On the other hand, most Android face unlock uses a combination of the selfie camera and advanced algorithms to grant access to your device. While Face ID may have the edge in overall security, I prefer Android’s approach for one reason — pure laziness.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Buy now, pay later will soon affect your credit score in the UK

    Buy now, pay later giant Klarna says it will start reporting data on customers’ usage of its products to credit bureaus in the U.K., gearing up for incoming regulations aimed at reining in the sector over fears it is putting young people into debt. Starting June 1, the Swedish fintech firm will share information on whether Brits paid off an installment loan in time or are falling behind on their payments to TransUnion and Experian, meaning such data will now start to appear on their credit rep...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Every ISP in the US has been ordered to block three pirate streaming services

    A federal judge has ordered all Internet service providers in the United States to block three pirate streaming services operated by Doe defendants who never showed up to court and hid behind false identities.

  • 1 month ago
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    Israeli startup harnessing sun’s rays for cooling tech touts new Volkswagen deal

    An Israeli startup that has been developing an eco-friendly cooling technology using the sun’s rays as a counter-intuitive but effective catalyst to bring down temperatures in structures such as buildings, cars, and containers, has sealed a new deal with German auto giant Volkswagen to test its product and jointly develop a concept vehicle.

  • 1 month ago
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    Some Scientists Say Time Might Not Exist at All

    Shout out to those of you who enjoy wavering between huge ideas and finding solace in the grey spaces. Some individuals prefer absolutes (good and evil, right and wrong), while others recognise that the majority of our lives take place on a continuum. As it turns out, we are currently seeing one of the most significant such battles: the conventional model of physics vs the quantum model of physics. And, depending on how you look at it, time could not exist at all.

  • 1 month ago
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    The Webb Telescope Is Almost Fully Aligned

    The Webb Space Telescope is in its final (seventh) stage of alignment, bringing the superlative spacecraft tantalizingly close to commencing its scientific operations. This alignment stage involves final tweaks to the telescope’s primary mirrors and is happening right on schedule, four months after the spacecraft’s launch from French Guiana. Unlike the earlier alignment stages, each of which had a specifically outlined goal—stacking images of a specific star, for example—the seventh (and...

  • 1 month ago
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    ‘We’re not all terrible’: the landlords who keep rents low

    When landlords hit the headlines it tends to be for the worst of reasons – what we don’t tend to hear are the stories of tenants who live in properties in good condition, where the owner quickly replaces the fridge when it breaks or organises for an electrician to fix the flickering light fitting.

  • 1 month ago
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    Ukrainian Auschwitz survivor, 96, says Hitler and Stalin couldn't kill her and she will outlive 'asshole' Putin too

    A 96-year-old Holocaust survivor who had to flee from Ukraine after Russian troops invaded her homeland has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's offensive as a "genocide," MailOnline reported.

  • 1 month ago
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    DJ Kay Slay Dies Following Battle With COVID-19

    The legendary graffiti artist and Hip-Hop icon, Keith Grayson aka DJ Kay Slay has succumbed to medical complications due to a lengthy battle with COVID-19. The East Harlem native, who passed away on Easter Sunday (April 17), was 55 years-old at the time of his death. Rumors of Kay Slay’s passing began to circulate on Sunday evening, with well known music artist manager, Wack 100 reportedly confirming the news, along with veteran Hip-Hop promoter Van Silk.

  • 1 month ago
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    'Sherlock' Could Come Back for a Fifth Season

    Sherlock fans, the game is maybe, sort-of, afoot. It's been years since the finale of season four aired, and we finally have a bit of news about season five. During an interview for his new movie The Courier, Benedict Cumberbatch suggested that he'd be interested in returning to the character of Sherlock, but that it likely wouldn't happen anytime soon.