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Google and Yelp keep deleting my scathing reviews of the Mariana Trench, the Chernobyl reactor core, the jet stream, and the equator.
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Lythimus
2 days ago
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One day Google will allow reviews of random GPS coordinates.
CaffieneKitty
2 days ago
"Nice rocks here."
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Covarr
2 days ago
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It's a decent facility, but there's too much water. 7.8/10
Moses Lake, WA
hannahdraper
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See the world's highest-ranked trash dump on Yelp!

https://www.yelp.com/biz/fort-totten-trash-transfer-station-washington
Washington, DC
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Google and Yelp keep deleting my scathing reviews of the Mariana Trench, the Chernobyl reactor core, the jet stream, and the equator.

DOJ: Microsoft isn’t harmed when it can’t tell users what data we want

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A federal judge in Seattle is set to hear arguments Monday morning from the US Department of Justice as to why he should halt Microsoft’s efforts to allow it to tell users, in most cases, when the government demands customer information.

In recent years, Microsoft has been rather outspoken against what it views as over-broad government surveillance and has taken the government to court as needed. This case, known as Microsoft v. Department of Justice, marks yet another instance of those challenges. 

As of now, Microsoft says, when the government presents it with legal demands for user data held in online storage, those court orders often come with a gag order that has no end date—which it claims is a breach of the First and Fourth Amendments. The company compares this policy to older government attempts to access purely analog information (such as paper documents in a file cabinet), where the "government had to give notice when it sought private information and communications, except in the rarest of circumstances."

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Lythimus
34 days ago
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I doubt individual consumers care much (I personally do), but I'm positive they're losing a ton of overseas business contracts due to this.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Eat Your Vegetables

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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Oh, weird. The soul doesn't want to return to a boy with an untidy room.

New comic!
Today's News:

Submissions are open for BAHFest MIT! Also, we announced our keynote speaker...

Please note, this year's show is OPEN THEME. You can do any science/technology idea you've got!

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Lythimus
38 days ago
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I watched a dark comedy recently in which the main character's soul looks a lot like a chickpea. I forget the name.
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francisga
38 days ago
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Solid parenting
Lafayette, LA, USA

Artifacts

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I didn't even realize you could HAVE a data set made up entirely of outliers.
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Lythimus
53 days ago
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The world's first combined stand-up comic act / scientific paper presentation.
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Covarr
53 days ago
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Wernstrom!
Moses Lake, WA
endlessmike
53 days ago
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I'm sad that Randall used "data" as a singular.
Vilhelm
52 days ago
Randall didn't. The intentionally-incompetent character he created did.
alt_text_bot
53 days ago
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I didn't even realize you could HAVE a data set made up entirely of outliers.

Ragequitters will soon be publicly shamed in Street Fighter V

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Enlarge / Oh, the shame! Oh, the rage! (credit: Flickr / Amy McTigue)

In its ongoing war to stop players who intentionally quit Street Fighter V matches early to avoid a loss, Capcom seems prepared to unleash a new weapon: public shaming.

Last night, a new test branch for the PC version of Street Fighter V went up on Steam briefly without password protection. Observant watchers at NeoGAF were able to trawl that update for new content, which includes some balance changes and new music settings. The beta branch also includes the above screenshot, which suggests a brand-new penalty for players that quit in-progress matches too often.

"Special icons will be displayed on the Fighter Profiles of players who frequently disconnect, as well as those who never do, making it easier for players with the same icon to battle against each other," the message reads. In other words, if you ragequit too much, expect people to start actively avoiding your prominently labeled profile during the matchmaking process.

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Lythimus
72 days ago
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Hasn't this been a problem for more than a year. I know it's a hard problem to solve, but a year to roll out a solution?
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It Was I

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It me, your father.
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Lythimus
77 days ago
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Let's hope this grammar nazi dies before he meets Yoda. Have a sh*t fit, he would.
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greglopp
73 days ago
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Another way to attack the emperor : grammar
Houston, TX
jasonh09
76 days ago
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It was "a long time ago". An archaic rule might actually be the modem style of the time.
Covarr
76 days ago
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It is I, Captain Vegetable!
Moses Lake, WA
drchuck
76 days ago
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Me John, big tree!
Long Island, NY
wreichard
77 days ago
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Grammar Emperors.
Earth
Cthulhux
77 days ago
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"Never saw Star Trek."
Fledermausland
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77 days ago
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It me, your father.
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