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  1. He probably has the right disposition to run a...

    He probably has the right disposition to run a pest removal business. Like some of us, just hasn't found his niche quite yet.
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    Sticky: It's started again. Who's next? "French...

    It's started again. Who's next?

    "French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown on Wednesday, as a massive second wave of...
  3. "Asians aren't capable of organizing and using...

    "Asians aren't capable of organizing and using sophisticated protest strategies." That's what I'm getting from the article and some of the comments. Really people?
  4. Surely someone there knew how to make a...

    Surely someone there knew how to make a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. The event must have just been too unexpected for anyone to think that bleeding out was even a possibility. Or they were happy...
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    Gunnebo is now one of those companies that...

    Gunnebo is now one of those companies that security pros no longer want on their resumes.
  6. Harry, "Belt and owned." Great quote! I might...

    Harry, "Belt and owned." Great quote! I might have to use that one of these days. I'm sure the Sri Lankans do.
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    I love maps. Is this from a larger image with a...

    I love maps. Is this from a larger image with a legend? Would be fun to see more of the surrounding regions.

    Wonder if things are more stable and peaceful these days since humanity has had 400...
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    Amazed that there are no spelling errors or other...

    Amazed that there are no spelling errors or other common signs of fishing. They look like pros.
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    Ok, I think I can do without security cameras at...

    Ok, I think I can do without security cameras at home. I'll just buy better locks because they, at least, can't spy on me.
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    Time for context. Ouch. "A lack of quality is...

    Time for context. Ouch.

    "A lack of quality is also indicated in the hesitancy of Chinese companies to file counterpart patent applications in foreign markets, demonstrated by figures ranking...
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    Being 100% Chinese ethnicity with a big extended...

    Being 100% Chinese ethnicity with a big extended Chinese family, I can soberly attest that the Chinese aren't any smarter than any other race. So many examples, so many stories, just from my family...
  12. Getting killed by a centipede might be a big...

    Getting killed by a centipede might be a big enough deal to mention on my tombstone. I don't really have any other cool stories.
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    I imagine that for Vladdy, this is another boost...

    I imagine that for Vladdy, this is another boost for Russian national pride, despite the arrest. Isn't hacking what Russia is most famous for right about now? The country is struggling in a lot of...
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    Didn't expect to see this happening in Russia. ...

    Didn't expect to see this happening in Russia.

    Big Game Hunting: Now in Russia (It's not about animals)
    "The email raised no suspicions. An employee of a Russian medical company boldly clicked...
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    Doesn't sound like your computer has a bright...

    Doesn't sound like your computer has a bright future. When you get a new one, consider saving things like pictures and important docs on the cloud. That way, if something goes awry with the hardware,...
  16. Chinese policy and people are really into islands...

    Chinese policy and people are really into islands right now. That big one in the south, Hainan, can't satisfy the appetite, so they're building some, claiming more, and working really hard on getting...
  17. Money opens so many doors.

    Money opens so many doors.
  18. Amazing how slavery has been a practice across...

    Amazing how slavery has been a practice across all cultures, nations, and histories. Humans are surprisingly inhumane.
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    For all those digital hypochondriacs out there,...

    For all those digital hypochondriacs out there, here's more news about Microsoft security vulnerabilities and patches within the last couple weeks. Not much comfort out there.

    Microsoft Patch...
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    If you were born in the center of that land mass,...

    If you were born in the center of that land mass, you'd probably have no idea that an ocean even existed, or that most of the earth was covered in water.
  21. It's not just Social Media algorithms that feed...

    It's not just Social Media algorithms that feed on hate speech & rage, but people do too. Getting emotions triggered and passions roused is stimulating, and it draws people to social media and makes...
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    Seems like everything is slipping. Bitcoin and...

    Seems like everything is slipping. Bitcoin and gold down now too. Sub-$10K Bitcoin price caused $653M open interest drop, largest since March

    Where are the safe investments? US real estate and...
  23. What are your predictions for when the market...

    What are your predictions for when the market will hit bottom?
  24. Another reason to keep Facebook at arm's length....

    Another reason to keep Facebook at arm's length. Let's keep alternatives, like this site, alive and well.
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    I feel like Africans in Africa are getting the...

    I feel like Africans in Africa are getting the short end of the stick much of the time. While their leaders seem to think that China and its technology are the solution, the reality on the ground...
  26. Thread: RIP Bitcoin

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    Bitcoin is sexy and edgy. Gold is old fashioned....

    Bitcoin is sexy and edgy. Gold is old fashioned. For many, owning bitcoin feels like being part of an exclusive club.
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    I haven't really fallen in love with MS Edge...

    I haven't really fallen in love with MS Edge either. Wonder if it's going to be on the chopping block in the next few years as well. With the speed of technological change, one never really knows...
  28. Another incidence of a government taking away the...

    Another incidence of a government taking away the need for its citizens to hone their own ability to judge truth vs untruth, a really important skill.
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    This terminology can be confusing for those who...

    This terminology can be confusing for those who aren't into IT. Here are a few paragraphs from the article that provide a little more clarity:

    "The Chinese government has deployed an update to its...
  30. Hoping that the recovery will be a lot faster...

    Hoping that the recovery will be a lot faster than the 1997 crisis. My plan was to head to Thailand and/or Cambodia this year, but obviously, that plan is on hold indefinitely.
  31. What's crazy is these scams are being carried out...

    What's crazy is these scams are being carried out by Chinese against other Chinese.

    Because of my Chinese last name, I get calls occasionally claiming to be from the Chinese embassy. I'm not...
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    Trying to picture it... through its mouth or...

    Trying to picture it... through its mouth or side? Hope that speed boat had good windshield wipers.
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    None of these free VPNs are really "free." They...

    None of these free VPNs are really "free." They have to make their money somehow. If you have to use a VPN, then pay for one.

    Flash VPN, UFO VPN, and five other services leaked 1.2TB of private...
  34. Can't wait to read about the crazies who fell for...

    Can't wait to read about the crazies who fell for this. People got scammed out of at least $123K USD. Obviously, most saw through it, but who were those people who fell for it?
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    If the news about router security flaws has you...

    If the news about router security flaws has you thinking it's time for a new, more secure router, techradar.com recently posted this list of 2020's best:
    Best secure router of 2020: keep your router...
  36. I hate to link to Glamour, but they have a...

    I hate to link to Glamour, but they have a pretty good list of celebs who've caught the corona: Coronavirus: All the Celebrities Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 | Glamour

    Was surprised to...
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    I'm not used to seeing email scams written in...

    I'm not used to seeing email scams written in standard English with proper punctuation, grammar and such, so when I got one of those threat emails, it got me a bit more alarmed than usual. Definitely...
  38. It won't take 18 months for the bad guys to find...

    It won't take 18 months for the bad guys to find who they are looking for tho...
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    Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows...

    Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness"A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome...
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    Damn, that's harsh. But also tremendously...

    Damn, that's harsh. But also tremendously grounding.
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    I admit, I'm the guy who had no idea what a...

    I admit, I'm the guy who had no idea what a "travel bubble" was until this week.

    For anyone else in the same boat, here's a definition I found:

    "Travel bubbles, also called travel bridges or...
  42. It's never a surprise when the words "China" and...

    It's never a surprise when the words "China" and "hacking" are used in the same sentence.
  43. Glad I didn't become a doctor. Sounds dangerous...

    Glad I didn't become a doctor. Sounds dangerous on so many levels.
  44. I was wondering earlier why so many elites are...

    I was wondering earlier why so many elites are testing positive for the virus. Then I realized it's because they have ready access to tests.
    The vast majority of common people, if infected with...
  45. Stocking up on rice and honey. Those will get you...

    Stocking up on rice and honey. Those will get you through just about anything.

    It makes me giggle every time I walk past the toilet paper aisle in any supermarket. A good shower and soap do the...
  46. Thread: RIP Bitcoin

    by TTraveler
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    Are you going to buy when it hits $1k, or wait...

    Are you going to buy when it hits $1k, or wait till it reaches $1?
  47. What's the average kick-back for a national...

    What's the average kick-back for a national leader on a deal like this?
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    "Warning issued for millions of Google Chrome...

    "Warning issued for millions of Google Chrome users."

    Time to update!

    Still better than Edge.
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  49. Too bad the surveillance wasn't a bit sharper....

    Too bad the surveillance wasn't a bit sharper. Could have prevented those punctures. But then again, he'd still be alive.
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    I don't think she will be happy anywhere she...

    I don't think she will be happy anywhere she goes.

    And she's not unique. I know plenty of women and men who think the key to happiness is a move to a new location, or a better job, a different...
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