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A Gunman's Journey to Terror - Wall Street JournalEU summit: Will Council back Cameron's immigration plans? - BBC NewsGround offensive against Islamic State months away in Iraq: US - ReutersSurprise! ISIL is using banks, and that makes it vulnerable - QuartzBoko Haram seizes 25 girls from town in Nigeria - Irish TimesBeijing announces 'rule of law' changes, but true reform distant - Sydney Morning HeraldJailed Bangladesh Ex-Islamist Leader Dies - ABC NewsMexican governor resigns over missing students - Business StandardJapan minister under more pressure - in Pakistan Kills at Least 13 - New York Times

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Twitpic to vanish, taking 800 million images with itWATCH: Burmese cats return from brink of extinction in MyanmarUK Tories propose life sentences for using a computer to "damage the economy"WATCH: Sugar in liquid nitrogen glows when exposed to UV lightWATCH: Sharks' shoreline feeding frenzy on school of fishInteractive map: World population by latitude and longitudeU.S. senator to Internet providers: promise me you'll commit to Net Neutrality“Kitty help,” a photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr PoolPortraits + introduced organisms = "Impermanence" by Seung-Hwan OhBrad Pitt, Louis C.K., and Zach Galifianakis on a most awesome episode of Between Two FernsDark drawings by Kristofer PorterThomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century, in 20 minutes60-ton underwater sculpture to become reef home for tropical fishGareth Branwyn interviewed by Leo LaporteEFF launches a new version of Surveillance Self-DefenseA chair that spills its gutsChocolate replicas of Jessica Joslin’s animal bone sculptureHungary's Internet tax arouses mass oppositionKickstarting mass-customizable furniture-on-demandA ship launch video goes terribly wrongBrowser game: Late Night DriverAfrican Kings: Portraits of a Disappearing EraWATCH: man with 20,000 calorie diet goes grocery shoppingThe world's biggest boulder, UFOs, and the weird American WestWATCH: moron vs metal gateWATCH: San Francisco tour bus guide's anti-Chinatown rantSmog Rings vs. Quisp Meteorite RingKindergarten teacher jailed for wearing pants to court in 1938Retro game fontsWhen Prince passed on "We Are The World"

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Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionariesMAVEN snaps eight-bit SPACE INVADER'Careful management of headcount' for Juniper after tepid quarterBoffins want to put Quanta in containers, after dockingYahoo<i>!</i> Timestamps<i>!</i> Now<i>!</i> Block<i>!</i> Facebook<i>!</i> Email<i>!</i> Snoops<i>!</i>What does beating a dead horse look like? Look no further than the <i>US TV giants vs Aereo</i>Samsung gets virtual with tiny S5 upgrade and goggle grabWould you blow $5.6m to own a dot-word? Meet a bloke who did just thatMoscow, Beijing poised to sign deal on joint cyber security opsJeff Bezos rolls up another $437m, lights Amazon's cigar with itFacebook, IBM, court future Chinese eliteWhisper. Explain this 'questionable' behavior – senior US senatorHEY! GET A ROOM, yells Facebook as it discovers IRC, slaps it in an appSatya Nadella wanted cloud, mobile first – Microsoft gives him Windows, Office firstHello, Ello. Still no ads and no features to sell. What do? Bag $5.5mApple: We're still GREAT pals with GT and we'd LOVE to team up againAdobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSLFrance to draft blacklist banning alleged piracy websites – what could POSSIBLY go wrong?Upstart brags about cheaper-than-Amazon private cold data cloudGoogle Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP execEntity Framework goes 'code first' as Microsoft pulls visual design toolUbuntu 14.10 tries pulling a Steve Ballmer on cloudy offeringsLollipop unwrapped: Chromium WebView will update via Google PlayAmazon's AWS opens data center in Germany – just as we saidSpeaking in Tech: Too fat for MARS!Ad-borne Cryptowall ransomware is set to claim FRESH VICTIMSDOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pocketsConsumers start feeling the love as Chromebook sales surgeZuckerberg bombshell: Man married to Chinese woman speaks Chinese in ChinaWeb Developers: Autumnal webinars throw light on the CloudHey, Joe. Give EMC the gun and SHOOT IT DOWN - before someone else messes 'round townLONG ARM of the SAUR: Brachially gifted dino bone conundrum solvedThere's a lot more to backup than you thoughtMobe-free Nokia STORMS back into profit after ditching WinPhoAre there sounds on Mars? NASA launches audio athenaeumThe future health of the internet comes down to ONE simple question…Flash! Ah-ahh: Storage in 2014Vulture trails claw across Lenovo's touchy N20p ChromebookXen says its security policies might be buggier than its softwareWant to own .app, .blog or .pet? Best sell a third of yourself for $100m on London Stock ExchangeMicrosoft EU warns: If you have ties to the US, Feds can get your dataBoffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKINGQuick PHP patch beats slow research revealNIST to hypervisor admins: Pro-tip, secure your systemsNewly-private BMC gets cloud/social/mainframe (!) religionNBN Co reports fibre traction and Telstra actionIn the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the webPrivacy complaints skyrocketed in 2013-14, says PilgrimChipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kitForget the $2499 5K iMac – today we reveal Apple's most expensive computer to date


When did they invent a weapon that shoots machetes and where can I get one????What a car looks like after a passing truck dumps a load of cement beams onto itNow that it is profitable, a potentially 100 percent effective ebola vaccine will be tested after nearly 10 years on the shelfSaddest pic you'll see today: the dogs of the Canadian soldier shot dead at the War Memorial in Ottawa wait for him to come homeIn today's example of "Why people hate lawyers": Birmingham man sues the police department for police brutality and receives a $460,000 settlement, of which he'll take home $1,000 while his lawyers will get $459,000From epic sideburns to full beards - the history of Navy grooming regulations proves that sailors are the original hipstersTabasco: is there anything it can't do?Ebola goes to New York CityVladimir is *NOT* going to be pleased about this. No, not at ALLPhotoshop this newsworthy item into something less sinisterFOMOs to the left, Kinemortophobes to the rightMr Magoo, do you expect the court to believe you started a doorstep argument because your guide dog took you to the wrong house? (With bonus 'I'm not crazy' T-shirt)Swiss company's coffee creamers creating quite a FührerWant to see dogs in Halloween costumes? Of course you do, and it is de-slided for your viewing pleasureDumbass 'artist' defaces national parks with her ugly drawingsIf you go around telling people you're a doctor when you're not, the real doctors are going to have some issues with thisOlfactory artist has crafted a 'Holy Water' sculpture that smells like Virginia...eww. What's that? Vagina, oh that's betterNorth Korea closes borders to tourists over Ebola fear. North Korea tourists outraged and inconsolable...both of themCoal vs. coral vs. CarlThe oddest police sketch you're likely to see todayTucker the pig loses planning commission vote, now realizes he should have promised more pork for the commissionersHigh speed chase, rollover, bong hit. He stuck the landing. TadaPhotoshop this dual fashion statementLead poisoning becomes serious health threat at shooting ranges...and not just the "spontaneous and local" kindUnused time-off hits a 40-year high as American workers leave nearly 170M vacation days on the table each year. I'll get back to the beach in a second, but first I need to submit this headlineWords you will most likely never hear again: "Cockfighting Romanian Princess"When I die I want to pass comfortably in my bed, not with my pants down in Central ParkEnormous Butte Nugget for saleAll the little fishies are really enjoying life now that your sushi habit is out of controlIt's not bad enough they've replaced my regular coffee with Folger's crystals, now they expect me to put a genocidal dictator in my cupFlorida man stabbed, another knocked out by pool ball over stolen chicken wing. Lesson: Don't mess with someone's chicken wingsThe good news is that Liberia may have a cure for Ebola. The bad news is that it's starvationMan infamous for small penis: 'Women are pleasantly surprised I've got one at all'Much like Halley's Comet, you'll probably see a Canadian openly carrying a handgun only once in your life. So here's a photo of Kevin Vickers, parliament sergeant-at-arms and Canada's newest national heroDear Prudence: How can I keep the poors from trick-or-treating in my neighborhood. Signed, Totally Not a Bad PersonTexas high-speed rail project has $10 billion in private investment and could be rolling by 2021. California high-speed rail has $0 in private investment and could be rolling just before the sun goes supernovaMan scammed out of $4,000 by somebody who said he was a "police chief in Canada" and also saying his grandson was in prison and needed bailed out16,000 diapers stolen from Dallas Charity. Suspect is described as a black male, average build, with panty on his headPolice respond to reports of a young naked woman running through the snow. Fortunately, she was doing it for a good reasonDriver going almost 90 mph shoots cell phone video of van going almost 90 mph and posts online complaint about how dangerous it is to go almost 90 mph on the interstateJust so you know the drill, over 600 people will be "moulaged" around San Antonio today"Empire Strikes Bock" beer in hot water with LucasfilmChilean bus driver goes all Babe Ruth on would-be purse thief (with crying thief video)We've replaced gastronomic experts' usual finely-honed diet of hipster-foodie pretense with a selection from McDonald's. Naturally, they love itBad-ass UPS driver has driven 4 million miles and has been on the job for 40 years without a single accident. Or as they call her at UPS 'Overqualified'"Near catastrophic fracking incident." Brine wells spewing flammable natural gas, chlorine, caustic soda and hydrogen, as well as hydrochloric acid and calcium hyperchloride. Welcome to the world of searching for energy under the Ohio RiverMovies like Outbreak and The Walking Dead fuel America's fear of global pandemics and cause us to botch our responses to viral containment. Or something; this is Slate and their deductive powers are always in question...and the moral of the story is when robbing a bank do not stop and bum a cigarette off somebody. You might get prison time for it"Someone goofed; it was miscommunication," says spokesperson for a Fort Lauderdale hospital that nearly sent the entire state of Florida into a panic over EbolaTop 10 weirdest places in Worst Korea. Come for the sex museum; stay for the placenta cemetery. Bonus: Not a slideshow (might be not safe for work)So it turns out that 21 days may not be enough to prevent the spread of Ebola. Have fun, DallasPros and Cons of an expense account. Pro: Getting reimbursed for that night out at the Hiroshima S&M club. Con: Getting reimbursed for that night out at the Hiroshima S&M clubAnd today the person to blame for obesity is... shakes magic 8-ball... Homer SimpsonMuch like your college roommate, the new Chevy Impala runs on food scraps, beer, and sewageMan imprisoned for identity theft played for the Miami Dolphins. Police say Ray Finkle will be going away for a long time, reassure everyone the laces were, in fact, outIf you're going to fake a coma for two years to avoid going to court, try not to use your supermarket loyalty card to occasionally go shoppingAfter comparing same sex marriage to bull sex, Alaska congressman doubles down by claiming suicide didn't exist in his state before government handoutsThe struggles of two brave young women: Bristol Palin and Malala Yousafzai, with side-by-side comparisonClimate change is a hoax, yet for some reason insurance companies decide washing out to sea with their customers' homes is a bad ideaSchool board votes to allow students to pose with guns in yearbook photos. This is bound to trigger somethingCounter for the number of days since someone jumped the White House fence has been reset to 0Moth → flame; mosquito→ bug zapper; toddler→ claw toy machineTheme of Farktography Contest No. 494: "Up Close 3: Macro". Details and rules in first post. 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New York City doctor has tested positive for EbolaMicrosoft posts record Q1 on strong cloud, better than expected hardwareCivilization: Beyond Earth—Next time, reach for the starsIn win for broadcasters, court shuts down Aereo’s live TV featureThursday Dealmaster has a Dell XPS 8700 desktop computer for $799.99Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) impressions: Deja vu 8.9Ferns send signals to decide what sex to beT-Mobile: Our network has trouble with building walls and long distancesA huge tsunami in Hawaii’s past warns of future riskFeds examining medical devices for fatal cybersecurity flawsComcast lost 81,000 video customers in Q3, “the best result in 7 years”Investors in anti-Facebook startup have no idea how it will make moneyAndroid Wear gets standalone GPS and music functionalityBizarre dinosaur matched to an enormous set of arm bonesBayonetta 2 review: A leading lady worth rooting forLone lawyer sues Obama, alleging illegality of surveillance programsGoogle Inbox impressions: Bundle of (mixed) joyTen years of Ubuntu: How Linux’s beloved newcomer became its criticized kingWindows Update drivers bricking USB serial chips beloved of hardware hackersMan sentenced for lasering plane with 118 passengers aboardJury trial concludes: Apple slaps down patent troll’s $94M demand45,000-year-old modern human bone yields a genomePew survey says online harassment rampant, impacts genders differentlyBluetooth-tracking beacon programs uncovered in LA, ChicagoGoogle offers USB security key to make bad passwords mootGoogle unveils “Inbox” as combined toolset for mail, calendars, tasksJudge in Silk Road case gets threatened on DarknetAfter review, NSA’s CTO can no longer work part-time for agency’s former chiefFCC suspends review of Comcast/TWC and AT&T/DirecTV mergersiOS 8.1 mini-review: Testing Apple Pay, SMS forwarding, and moreStrange X-ray source is the brightest pulsar ever observedHandful of Virginia police agencies sharing seized phone dataJudge says EA executives committed “puffery,” not securities fraudSapphire manufacturer and Apple agree to part ways “amicably”Hands-on with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google’s shot at “premium” flagshipsA huge Halo: Master Chief Collection clocks in at 65GBAfter #GamerGate tweet, Adobe distances itself from Gawker “bullying” [Updated]Early iPad Air 2 benchmark suggests tri-core CPU, 2GB of RAMStaples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlightMonica Lewinsky calls herself “patient zero” for online destruction