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Kim Jong-un could be set to unveil new North Korea weapons

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 08:58
Formations of troops have been practising in Pyongyang for what is expected to be a major military parade in on October 10, the 75th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.
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John Lewis Christmas decorations: Experts reveal 2020 trends

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 08:57
British retailer John Lewis unveiled a sneak peek of its seasonal offerings and suggested 'art nouveau', 'post-impressionism' and 'renaissance' will be among the ' trends sought out by shoppers.
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iOS 14 suffers app preference amnesia: Rebooting an iThing resets browser, email client defaults back to Safari, Mail

The Register - Fri, 2020-09-18 08:57
You didn't want to run that hot Cupertino code? Too bad, loser

Apple's iOS 14 is supposed to let people select third-party apps, such as Chrome and Outlook, as their default browser and email client. Yet, when the iThings are rebooted or powered back on, these choices are wiped, and the defaults reset to Apple's Safari and Mail.…

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A12 faces huge queues after oil spill completely shuts road

This Is Total Essex - Fri, 2020-09-18 08:46
The road has been shut for more than two hours
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Tricky brainteaser challenges puzzlers to spot the differences in a set of pictures

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 08:46
Maik Zehrfeld, from Berlin, shares the spot-the-difference puzzles online on his blog LangweileDich.net, with some of the hardest images collated by BoredPanda.
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Apple 'proud to support Indian customers and their communities' - but maybe not so much for COVID-slammed retailers

The Register - Fri, 2020-09-18 08:33
Online Apple store comes to India even as millions remain in containment zones

Apple will grace India with its online store, at just the moment that local bricks and mortar retailers need trade they can get.…

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The price is NOT right: Home sellers warned against overpricing

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 08:29
Analysis from Rightmove has found that just one third of sellers who listed a property for sale but then had to reduce the asking price found a buyer between the months of May and September.
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He was a skater boy. We said, 'see you later, boy' – and the VAX machine mysteriously began to work as intended

The Register - Fri, 2020-09-18 08:15
Go pivot on this

On Call  Everyone loves a mystery so clamber into the On Call vaults for a good old-fashioned VAX-based whatdunnit.…

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Hubble Captures Crisp New Image of Jupiter and Europa

Slashdot - Fri, 2020-09-18 08:00
A unique and exciting detail of Hubble's new snapshot appears at mid-northern latitudes as a bright, white, stretched-out storm moving at 560 kilometres per hour. This single plume erupted on 18 August 2020 and another has since appeared. From a report: While it's common for storms to pop up in this region, often several at once, this particular disturbance appears to have more structure behind it than observed in previous storms. Trailing behind the plume are small, counterclockwise dark clumps also not witnessed in the past. Researchers speculate this may be the beginning of a longer-lasting northern hemisphere spot, perhaps to rival the legendary Great Red Spot that dominates the southern hemisphere. Hubble shows that the Great Red Spot, rolling counterclockwise in the planet's southern hemisphere, is ploughing into the clouds ahead of it, forming a cascade of white and beige ribbons. The Great Red Spot is currently an exceptionally rich red colour, with its core and outermost band appearing deeper red. Researchers say the Great Red Spot now measures about 15 800 kilometres across, big enough to swallow the Earth. The super-storm is still shrinking, as noted in telescopic observations dating back to 1930, but its rate of shrinkage appears to have slowed. The reason for its dwindling size is a complete mystery.

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Sydney psychologist Jaimie Bloch warns about the dangers of 'doomscrolling' in 2020

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 07:53
The term refers to 'the act of endlessly scrolling down one's apps, Twitter and social media and reading bad news' - and Sydney psychologist Jaimie Bloch warns it's seriously damaging our health.
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Cheshire home of Keith Hopwood of Herman's Hermits is for sale for £1.75m

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 07:46
The Grade II listed property sits in 10 acres of land in Cheshire, and is on the market for £1.75m. It has been owned by the musician for more than three decades.
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Tesla driver, 20, is found ASLEEP at the wheel of his self-driving car speeding at 93mph

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 07:46
The driver's Model S Tesla was pictured with its seats fully reclined while roaring along near the town of Ponoka, about 60 miles south of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada.
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Alibaba wants to get you off the PC upgrade treadmill and into its cloud

The Register - Fri, 2020-09-18 07:34
Pitches tiny 'cloud computer' that streams apps and OSes over WiFi and hooks up to USB-C displays

Alibaba has teased a tiny PC replacement that will stream apps from its cloud.…

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Error'd: Just a Trial Run

The Daily WTF - Fri, 2020-09-18 07:30

"How does Netflix save money when making their original series? It's simple. They just use trial versions of VFX software," Nick L. wrote.

 

Chris A. writes, "Why get low quality pixelated tickets when you can have these?"

 

"Better make room! This USB disk enclosure is ready for supper and som really mega-bytes!" wrote Stuart L.

 

Scott writes, "Go Boncos!"

 

"With rewards like these, I can't believe more people don't pledge on Patreon!" writes Chris A.

 

 

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Man who murdered his pregnant wife three decades ago caused Ohio investigators to reopen the case

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 07:17
Scott Purk had originally convinced authorities that the death of his pregnant wife, Margaret, in Akron, Ohio, had been a suicide in March 1985, but he was later suspected of murder three decades later.
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Woman dies after hospital is unable to treat her during crippling ransomware infection, cops launch probe

The Register - Fri, 2020-09-18 06:55
Extortionware is bad but it never killed anyo... never mind

A woman in Germany died after a ransomware infection prevented her hospital from giving emergency treatment.…

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Live traffic updates as 'oil spillage' shuts major Essex road

This Is Total Essex - Fri, 2020-09-18 06:31
The road is completely shut heading north
Categories: Essex News

A12 closed at Spring Lane

Braintree and Witham Times - Fri, 2020-09-18 06:31
THE A12 is closed in one direction as work is done to remove a broken down lorry.
Categories: Essex News

A12 closed at Spring Lane

Chelmsford Weekly News - Fri, 2020-09-18 06:31
THE A12 is closed in one direction as work is done to remove a broken down lorry.
Categories: Essex News

Joe Biden slams AG Bill Barr as 'sick' for comparing lockdowns to slavery

Mail Online - Fri, 2020-09-18 06:21
Democratic nominee Joe Biden went after Attorney General Bill Barr for saying that coronavirus lockdown orders were the 'greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history' since slavery.
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