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Hacker used ransomware to lock victims in their IoT chastity belt - BleepingComputer

"[...] Users of the Bluetooth-controlled Qiui Cellmate chastity device were targets of an attack with this malware last year after security researchers found a vulnerability in the toy that allowed locking it remotely. [...] Soon after the attacks started, a flood of complaints came from victim users reporting that they could no longer control the smart adult toy. Some of them fell victim to the attacker multiple times. [...]"
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Million-dollar belch: Yemeni fishermen celebrate whale vomit find - The National

"A group of lucky fishermen in southern Yemen stand to become overnight millionaires after finding [127 kilograms] of ambergris inside a dead whale they hauled to shore. [...]

“Many perfume businessmen from Gulf states contacted us offering to buy it. One businessman sent his representative with an offer of 45,000 Saudi riyals [$12,000] per kilo if the blob is proven to be of high quality,” he said.

The average annual income in Yemen is about 200,000 rials – $800 at the current official exchange rate – with many people struggling to make ends meet after six years of civil war. [...]"
 

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Goats that took over Welsh town are now shopping at Primark - Metro

"[...] In the spring lockdown last year, the goats [...] achieved global notoriety for invading the traffic-free streets. And when Wales went into lockdown again, they became even more adventurous, with one even ‘checking in’ to a hotel. [...]

Before the pandemic, the 120-strong army of goats were more commonly spotted munching on the grasslands of the Great Orme. But they are now regular visitors who seem to enjoy having free roam of the deserted streets, climbing walls, eating plants and hedges, and generally causing mischief. They are descended from Kashmir mountain goats and were given to Llandudno as a gift from Queen Victoria."


Wax Celebrity Statues Mingling With Guests At NYC Steakhouse | HuffPost

"[...] Brooklyn’s famed Peter Luger Steak House has teamed with Madame Tussauds to have celebrity wax figures mingle with patrons, promoting the easing of coronavirus pandemic restrictions on indoor dining in New York City. [...]

Peter Luger [...] will keep the mannequins until Monday. After that, they’ll return to the recently reopened Madame Tussauds in midtown Manhattan."
 

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Weird names of ships stuck in Suez Canal jam make a splash online - The New York Post

"[...] The internet is going wild over the weird and funny names of boats stuck in the Suez Canal jam — including vessels such as Nautical Deborah, Thor Courage, and just plain Chris. [...] The monikers of other stranded ships make Boaty McBoatface sound elegant — including Energy Centurion, Shakedog, and Bulk Venus, others tweeted. [...] Less distinguished gems of the sea also include the Friendship Express, Svitzer Bootle and Lunchbox, according to an international database of ship names. [...]

Dozens of ships became stuck in the maritime traffic jam earlier this week when the 1,300-foot-long Ever Given became wedged diagonally in the canal in a northern section of the Red Sea near Egypt. [...] The mix of vessels stuck near the canal includes 41 bulk carriers, dozens of tankers — and at least one Russian warship. [...]"


A Piece Of Wright Brothers’ First Airplane Is Now On Mars - The Huffington Post

"NASA’s experimental Martian helicopter holds a small swatch of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, the space agency revealed Tuesday. [...]

The Carillon Historical Park in Dayton, Ohio, the Wrights’ hometown, donated the postage-size piece of muslin from the plane’s bottom left wing, at NASA’s request. The swatch made the 300 million-mile journey to Mars with the blessing of the Wright brothers’ great-grandniece and great-grandnephew, said park curator Steve Lucht. [...]

A fragment of Wright Flyer wood and fabric flew to the moon with Apollo 11′s Neil Armstrong in 1969. A swatch also accompanied John Glenn into orbit aboard space shuttle Discovery in 1998. [...]"
 
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Florida Woman Survives Being Hit By Flying Turtle - The Huffington Post

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — [...] A 71-year-old woman riding with her daughter on Florida’s Interstate 95 suffered a gashed forehead Wednesday when a turtle smashed through the windshield of their car, striking her, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. [...]

The turtle was likely crossing the interstate and got knocked into the air by another vehicle. [...]


Prince Philip had fascination with UFOs and collected books about aliens - Metro UK

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[...] It turns out the Duke [of Edinburgh] was fascinated with close encounters and had amassed a sizeable collection of books on the subject. [...]

In 2016, Nick Pope, who ran the Ministry of Defence’s UFO project told the Daily Star that Philip at one time was ‘absolutely fascinated’ with extraterrestrial activity. He said: ‘This royal interest in UFOs was extremely difficult for us at the MoD because our policy was to downplay the true extent of our interest and involvement in UFOs. ‘We routinely told Parliament, the media and the public that the subject was of very limited interest and ‘no defence significance. ‘The irony was that we were all Crown servants – and that our ultimate bosses were fascinated by a subject we were actively trying to debunk.’ [...]

According to the Sun, the Duke’s interest in UFOs was first sparked by his uncle Lord Mountbatten, who wrote an official report about a silver spaceship reportedly landing on his Broadlands estate in Romsey, Hampshire in 1955. [...]


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Blizzard Doesn't Want Diablo Confused With A Cartoon Dog - Kotaku

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Seeking to protect its long-held trademark, Blizzard has filed a Notice of Opposition with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to block Fox from trademarking Diablo [...]

Fox’s Diablo is one of the pets who gets psychoanalyzed in the animated series Housebroken, which is about a therapy dog named Honey who provides therapy to other animals. [...] Fox applied for its Diablo trademark in June of last year, looking to use the name and likeness of its animated pupper for stuff like plates, dishes, pet bowls, pet treats, pet litter, and other TV show merch.

Blizzard’s Notice of Opposition [is] putting forth the notion that the public might confuse the long-running game series with Diablo the dog. [...]

 
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Watch: Monkey uses Elon Musk's Neuralink to play Pong with its mind - BleepingComputer


A new video released by Elon Musk's Neuralink shows a monkey playing Pong using its mind and embedded brain-human interface.

Neuralink is Musk's brain-machine interface (BMI) company that allows electrodes placed in parts of the brain to interface with machines, computers, and even mobile devices. [...]

Musk hopes that the Neuralink interface will eventually allow paralyzed people to walk again, restore sensory function, or even control technology as if we were in a William Gibson novel.

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About Roman Protasevich in Belarus...

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Was (ex)president Trump right? HAHA

Anthony Fauci's letters (PDF):
 
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