Tricky Scam Plants Phishing Links in Your Google Calendar

"Phishers have realized that they can take advantage of seemingly innocuous calendar settings to plant their own events laced with phishing links on victims' schedules."

wired.com/story/phishing-links

U.K. Bans Advertisements Depicting Gender Stereotypes - The New York Times

"With the new guidelines, Britain joins countries like Belgium, France, Finland, Greece, Norway, South Africa and India, which have laws or codes of varying degrees and age that prevent gender discrimination in ads."

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Wright State's Ellis Human Development Institute offering free psychological first-aid for those impacted by Dayton tornadoes

"Free walk-in services are being offered at the Ellis Institute at 9 N. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. through June 25."

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New Hampshire installs first historical marker to honor computer programming - The Verge

"The new sign honors BASIC, Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, a programming language that was invited at Dartmouth College in 1964."

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When the first primates began to crack nuts between two rocks, or when the first hominids began to make knives and axes out of flint so they didn't have to kill their food with just rocks and fists, do you suppose their fellows complained that this would put bare-knuckle hunters out of work?

An increase in efficiency should mean less work, not more. The Hofferian/Unabomber notion that labor and struggle lend meaning to life and thus should be upheld as granting purpose is *bullshit,* I used to subscribe to that notion but it's garbage. Meaning lends itself to itself and will be found where it is; a great many people find work meaningless. End work.

Colorado passes $1 billion in marijuana state revenue - CNBC

"Cannabis sales contribute to the state's general reserve fund, as well as education and health care, including mental health services, and youth drug-prevention programs."

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Google is ending integration between Google Photos and Drive because apparently it's too confusing

"Google has long offered syncing between Google Photos and Google Drive, but it’s putting an end to that in the name of simplicity."

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China behind hacking attack on Telegram messaging app, says founder - The Financial Times

"Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram, said on Thursday that the IP addresses of those flooding the servers with traffic to disrupt service — a so-called distributed denial-of-service — came mostly from China."

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The FBI Admits Black Lives Matter Was Never A Threat - www.theroot.com

"the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted that prejudiced assumptions against the Black Lives Matter movement, Muslim Americans and black identity extremists was all a lie. "

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Clickbait Is Playing You For A Fool

When we have bullshit “studies” shared and commented upon with the same weight as real research, they get to play you for a sucker, getting you to buy into whatever agenda they might have.

ideatrash.net/2019/06/clickbai

This Deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg Tests Facebook's Fake Video Policies - vice

"Now that there's a deepfake of Zuckerberg implying he's in total control of billions of people's stolen data and ready to control the future, on Facebook-owned Instagram, [Facebook's] stance will be put to the test."

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Chrome-derived browsers threaten to fork from Google, refuse to eliminate ad-blocker features

"in statements to Zdnet's Catalin Cimpanu, representatives from Opera, Brave and Vivaldi said that they would not implement the change in their browsers, allowing their users to continue to block ads."

boingboing.net/2019/06/11/brow

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Faith Collapsing

Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like.