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Lawyer refuses to answer questions during traffic stop, gets arrested

This woman was pulled over by police and refused to speak to the officer. She was arrested for "obstruction." I don‘t know where it happened. Does anyone know about the outcome of this arrest?

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This gorilla dancing to ‘Maniac‘ in a pool is everything

A couple of days ago, the Dallas Zoo posted a video of Zolo the "breakdancing" gorilla spinning around in a kiddie pool. That was pretty great on its own. But then, video producer Bob Hagh added the song from Flashdance "Maniac" to it and broke the Internet. https://twitter.com/BobHagh/status/877920282710859776 She‘s a maniac...maniac! (reddit)

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Watch: Gorilla dances in pool and it‘s pretty spectacular

Zola is a gorilla who likes to splash and dance in a wading pool at the Dallas Zoo during his behind-the-scenes "enrichment sessions." He dances better than most people I know!

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Machine vision framework wants you to put down your weapon

This is doing the viral rounds described as a Google technology, but it‘s actually Apple‘s VisionCore in action. It runs offline on the local device, requiring no number-crunching help from the cloud. Here‘s a breakdown of how it identifies things through code. You will need the beta version of xCode and a device running the iOS 11 beta (make sure you only install the beta software on a test device!). I liked watching it co

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Quantifying the influence of 4chan‘s alt-right trolls on normies‘ discourse

In a proceedings paper presented at a Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence social media conference, a team of British, Italian, and Cypriot academics who worked with a Telefonica researcher presented their work analyzing 8,000,000 comments from 4chan‘s "politically incorrect" (AKA /pol/) boards, a hive of alt-right racism and hate. (more)

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Crowdfunding a pro-vaccination bus to follow the anti-vaxxer bus

Jack writes, "Craig Egan has been a thorn in the side of the anti-vaccination movement for years. Now he‘s taking that passion for truth and facts on the road, following the Anti-Vaccination people in the Vaxxed bus. He‘s crowdfunding the tour and donating excess proceeds to a pro-Vaccination charity."

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A Chinese vitamin MLM cult is replacing healthcare for poor Ugandans

Uganda is so poor that few can afford medical care, giving it one of the lowest life-expectancies on the planet -- this toxic combination made the country ripe for infiltration by Tiens, a Chinese Multi-Level-Marketing "nutritional supplements" cult whose members set up fake medical clinics that diagnose fake ailments and proscribe fake medicines, then rope patients into becoming cult recruiters who convince their friends to sign up for the cult

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Robot wisdom from a deep learning system trained on ancient proverbs

Janelle Shane trained a recurrent neural network with a data-set of more than 2000 ancient proverbs and asked it to think up its own: "A fox smells it better than a fool‘s for a day." (more)

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US Copyright Office recommends sweeping, welcome changes to America‘s DRM laws

A new report from the US Copyright Office on Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- a controversial law that bans breaking DRM, even for legitimate purposes -- calls for sweeping, welcome changes to the DMCA. (more)

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ACLU releases video of brutal beating of motorist by enraged cop

In dashcam video posted by the ACLU, Worthington, Minnesota police officer Joe Joswiak pulls over Anthony Promvongsa, driving a dark SUV. Joswiak immediately approaches the vehicle screaming "get out of the car motherfucker!", with his gun drawn and posed sideways. Then he starts pounding and kicking at Promvongsa through the open car door - before Promvongsa seems to have a chance to do anything. The inexplicably violent attack occurred on J

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For the first time, Jeremy Corbyn overtakes Theresa May in UK polls

Nearly two weeks after the Tories lost their majority in an own-goal election lost despite the use of allegedly unassailable media-manipulation techniques, Prime Minister Theresa May has been edged out in the polls by Jeremy Corbyn, who is now the person the largest proportion of Britons would like to see in Number 10. (more)

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Find out what makes things cool

Think you know how to make something cool? Mid-century industrial designer Raymond Leowry sure did. He‘s behind some of the most iconic pieces of American culture, including the Coke bottle and the Shell logo. In this video, Derek Thompson of The Atlantic shares Leowry‘s effective MAYA (Most Advanced. Yet Acceptable) principle. The trick is this, Thompson says: To sell something surprising, make it familiar. To sell something fam

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Road rage nightmare crash footage

A motorist was left with a "gash to the head" after crashing on a California highway, reports the BBC. In the video, posted courtesy of Chris Traber, a motorcyclist veers close to a car and kicks it. The car then swerves, though it‘s not clear if the drive was retaliating or panicking from the outset. Then it strikes the center divide and all hell breaks loose.

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A ‘Roomba‘ for weeds

The inventor of the Roomba robot vacuum, Joe Jones, has come up with something new: a solar-powered weeding robot called the Tertill. It will patrol your home garden daily looking for weeds to cut down. How does it know what‘s a weed and what‘s a plant? Tertill has a very simple method: weeds are short, plants are tall. A plant tall enough to touch the front of Tertill‘s shell activates a sensor that makes the robot turn away.

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Track your BLT (and its carbon footprint) from farm to table

The YouTube channel Skunk Bear breaks down the rather large carbon footprint of a simple BLT.

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An incredibly soothing pottery-centric Instagram account

If you need a break from the stress of the world, just sit back and watch these relaxing pottery videos from Chris Casey Art. You can learn more and purchase Casey‘s pottery on his website. https://www.instagram.com/p/BVFoqM0hP4D/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BVIiYtJB5WS/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BVU4xyfBg5D/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BU92h5sBj9s/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BUzRxe8BJtD/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BVkOyB0nziG/

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‘Weird Box‘ is a cool interactive film starring your Instagram photos

This. is. awesome. Go to Noah Levenson‘s Weird Box site and enter your Instagram handle. Then sit back and enjoy the ride. Mr. Levenson, respect. (The World‘s Best Ever)

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Lovely tour of Jack White‘s Detroit vinyl record plant

Kevin Dupzyk got a behind-the-scenes tour of Third Man Records‘ new vinyl pressing plant in Detroit, where the art and craftsmanship of vinyl recordmaking is making a major resurgence. [via Popular Mechanics] (more)

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Stormchaser films a new cloud type during spectacular sunset

Earlier this month, stormchasing photographer Mike Olbinski witnessed stunning and rare undulatus asperatus clouds roiling above the setting sun. 4K and headphones highly recommended. (more)

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Time for a new wallet? Check out this slim, RFID-blocking one

Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, there‘s no way for the chip‘s new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? Keep your cards hidden in an RFID-blocking Wallet, like this one from Ideka. The

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In "time for sushi", Daniel Lewandowski‘s flexible freak becomes an army

L.A.-based filmmaker David Lewandowski is back with a new (and much anticipated) video titled, "time for sushi." I‘m not going to pretend I get it but if it touches you as much as it did me, head over to goingtothe.store. That‘s where you‘ll find memorabilia inspired by his YouTube channel, including a 90,000 chessboard made with carved "ethically sourced arctic mammoth ivory and rare meteorite alloy." He explains: The futu

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Why it took so long to get a Wonder Woman movie

Fandor points out that despite the fact that the comic book characters were created around the same time, we got seven Superman movies and nine Batman ones before Wonder Woman was finally allowed to make her big screen debut.

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The top 5 best drugstore foundations (out of 100 tests)

Personally, I‘m a Bare Minerals powder foundation gal, but if you‘re looking for a new drugstore foundation, here are some options to try out.

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Queer Kid Stuff teaches kids all about Pride Month

I‘ve written before about my friend Lindsay Amer, whose web series Queer Kid Stuff makes LGBTQ issues easily accessible for kids. Now in honor of Pride Month, Amer is uploading a new Pride-themed video every week during June. In the above video, she shares a Pride Month song for kids. In her second video, she explains the Stonewall riots and the history of gay activism in simple terms that even very young kiddos can understand: https://

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