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Israeli officials seize AP equipment and take down live shot of northern Gaza, citing new media law
apnews.com US urges Israel to reverse decision to seize AP equipment and block live Gaza footage, officials say

The Qatari satellite channel is among thousands of clients that receive live video feeds from the AP and other news organizations.

US urges Israel to reverse decision to seize AP equipment and block live Gaza footage, officials say

>Israeli officials seized a camera and broadcasting equipment belonging to The Associated Press in southern Israel on Tuesday, accusing the news organization of violating the country’s new ban on Al Jazeera.

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706 people named Kyle got together in Texas. It wasn’t enough for a world record.
apnews.com 706 people named Kyle got together in Texas. It wasn’t enough for a world record

When are 706 people named Kyle in the same place not enough? When a world record is at stake. Another attempt Saturday by the city of Kyle, Texas, to break the world record for the largest gathering of people with one name has again fallen short.

706 people named Kyle got together in Texas. It wasn’t enough for a world record

>How many people named Kyle can fit in one place? For one Texas city, not enough.

>Another attempt by the city of Kyle, Texas, to break the world record for the largest gathering of people with one name fell short Saturday despite 706 Kyles of all ages turning up at a park in the suburbs of Austin.

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apnews.com Supreme Court sides with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spurning a conservative attack

The Supreme Court has rejected a conservative-led attack that could've undermined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Supreme Court sides with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spurning a conservative attack

> The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative-led attack that could have undermined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

> The justices ruled 7-2 that the way the agency is funded does not violate the Constitution, reversing a lower court. The CFPB was created after the 2008 financial crisis to regulate mortgages, car loans and other consumer finance.

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apnews.com Barge hits a bridge in Galveston, Texas, damaging the structure and causing an oil spill

Officials say a barge has hit a bridge in Galveston, Texas, spilling oil into surrounding waters and closing the only road to a small island.

Barge hits a bridge in Galveston, Texas, damaging the structure and causing an oil spill
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Four UCLA student journalists attacked by pro-Israel counterprotesters on campus
  • Just want to clarify, as an Jewish American clergyman, the Israeli government is not our government. To say otherwise is to play into the Israeli propaganda which states "To be Jewish is to be Israeli, and to be Israeli is to be Jewish." The fact that the Israeli government has twisted religion to serve its fascist goals is nauseating.

  • apnews.com At least 2,000 people arrested at pro-Palestinian protests on US campuses, AP tally shows

    Thursday morning’s law enforcement effort comes after officers spent hours threatening arrests over loud speakers if people did not disperse.

    At least 2,000 people arrested at pro-Palestinian protests on US campuses, AP tally shows
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    www.pcworld.com Microsoft's latest Windows update breaks VPNs, and there's no fix

    Microsoft's most recent security update for Windows 10 and Windows 11 may cause VPNs to fail to connect, Microsoft warns. There is no fix.

    Microsoft's latest Windows update breaks VPNs, and there's no fix
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    www.pcworld.com Microsoft's latest Windows update breaks VPNs, and there's no fix

    Microsoft's most recent security update for Windows 10 and Windows 11 may cause VPNs to fail to connect, Microsoft warns. There is no fix.

    Microsoft's latest Windows update breaks VPNs, and there's no fix
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    "This violates so many laws..."
  • "Shortly before the Patrician came to power there was a terrible plague of rats. The city council countered it by offering twenty pence for every rat tail. This did, for a week or two, reduce the number of rats—and then people were suddenly queueing up with tails, the city treasury was being drained, and no one seemed to be doing much work. And there still seemed to be a lot of rats around. Lord Vetinari had listened carefully while the problem was explained, and had solved the thing with one memorable phrase which said a lot about him, about the folly of bounty offers, and about the natural instinct of Ankh-Morporkians in any situation involving money: “Tax the rat farms.”

    -from "Soul Music" by Terry Pratchett

  • ziesen pesach y'all
  • To be fair, the plague in Hebrew (Egyptian?) is צפרדע /tz'fardei'ah, which looks like a singular and not a plural. I totally see where he's coming from. But also, I thought it was in Midrash Tanchuma.

    חג פסח שמח!

  • Testing request: Fedora 40 on NVIDIA RTX 3000 series GPUs
  • Woah, you were involved in the project! That's really cool. I've had Garuda on my mind for a while, and earlier today I was able to boot it off the live USB with NVIDIA proprietary drivers. That's a really good sign for me, so I think I'm gonna go for it once I've backed things up.

  • Testing request: Fedora 40 on NVIDIA RTX 3000 series GPUs
  • I have an ASUS ROG laptop running Fedora 39 right now. The reason Fedora is popular with these laptops is that the controller that switches between the two graphics cards is native to Fedora. It's explicitly recommended on the site.

    EDIT: It looks like there are more distros that work on ROG laptops since I did it. Pretty cool!

  • I swear they time it like this
  • It's part of the training. People are happier when they have food in their mouths, so that's why waitstaff wait until your mouth is full before asking. That way, they can avoid complaints.

  • Made the switch to KDE

    I've been using Fedora for a couple of months now, and have been loving it. Very soon after I jumped into this community (among other Linux communities) and started laughing at all the people saying "KDE rules, GNOME drools," and "GNOME is better, KDE is for babies." But then I thought, "Why not give KDE a try? The worst that happens is I go back to using GNOME."

    Now I get it. The level of customization is incredible, it's way faster than GNOME, and looks beautiful too. At this point, I'm not going back.

    I'll happily contribute to the playground fight over desktop environments. KDE rules, GNOME drools.

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    Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, dies at 100
    apnews.com Henry Kissinger, secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford, dies at 100

    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has died, his consulting firm says. He was 100. Kissinger dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China.

    Henry Kissinger, secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford, dies at 100
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    www.theguardian.com ‘No enemies to the right’: DeSantis ally hosts debate hedging white nationalism

    Christopher Rufo’s Twitter space discussed conservatives cooperating with extremists ‘to destroy the power of the left’

    ‘No enemies to the right’: DeSantis ally hosts debate hedging white nationalism

    Conservative activist Christopher Rufo, who is a close ally of Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, hosted a social media debate in which one participant argued that conservatives should cooperate with a hypothetical white nationalist dictator “in order to destroy the power of the left”.

    Rufo, a Manhattan Institute fellow who has been a hugely influential figure in DeSantis’ culture war policies in Florida, did not disagree with the sentiments. Instead he commended speakers for their “thoughtful points” and presenting the discussion as a model fo

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    For World Gorilla Day, here are three pics of Gorillas I took on Safari in 2016.
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    Discover the magic of the internet at Imgur, a community powered entertainment destination. Lift your spirits with funny jokes, trending memes, entertaining gifs, inspiring stories, viral videos, and so much more from users.

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    apnews.com About 13,000 workers go on strike seeking better wages and benefits from Detroit’s three automakers

    About 13,000 U.S. auto workers stopped making vehicles and headed for the picket lines Friday after their leaders couldn’t bridge a giant gap between union demands in contract talks and what Detroit’s three automakers are willing to pay.

    About 13,000 workers go on strike seeking better wages and benefits from Detroit’s three automakers

    About 13,000 U.S. auto workers stopped making vehicles and went on strike Friday after their leaders couldn’t bridge a giant gap between union demands in contract talks and what Detroit’s three automakers are willing to pay.

    Members of the United Auto Workers union began picketing at a General Motors assembly plant in Wentzville, Missouri, a Ford factory in Wayne, Michigan, near Detroit, and a Stellantis Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio.

    It was the first time in the union’s 88-year history that it walked out on all three companies simultaneously as four-year contracts with the companies expired at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

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    apnews.com Planned Parenthood to resume offering abortions next week in Wisconsin, citing court ruling

    Planned Parenthood says that it will resume offering abortions in Wisconsin next week after a judge ruled that an 1849 law that seemingly banned the procedure actually didn’t apply to abortions.

    Planned Parenthood to resume offering abortions next week in Wisconsin, citing court ruling

    Planned Parenthood announced Thursday that it will resume offering abortions in Wisconsin next week after a judge ruled that an 1849 law that seemingly banned the procedure actually didn't apply to abortions.

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    US publisher of pro-fascist books revealed as military veteran | South Dakota
    www.theguardian.com US publisher of pro-fascist books revealed as military veteran

    Bailey Ross, reported air force reservist and former Coast Guard service member, linked to Agartha Publishing in South Dakota

    US publisher of pro-fascist books revealed as military veteran

    The Guardian has identified a trainee nurse and reported US air force reservist called Bailey Ross as the proprietor of a white nationalist publisher in South Dakota.

    Ross was also a paid-up member of a white nationalist organization that marched at Charlottesville while enlisted in the United States Coast Guard.

    Ross’s company, Agartha Publishing, is part of a wave of extremist publishers using mainstream e-commerce platforms such as Amazon to sell lavishly repackaged fascist and anti-communist books.

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    Revealed: neo-Nazi active club counts several of US military as members | California
    www.theguardian.com Revealed: neo-Nazi active club counts several of US military as members

    Clockwork Crew, formerly known as Crew 562, was founded in 2021 and has roughly a dozen members, researchers say

    Revealed: neo-Nazi active club counts several of US military as members

    A neo-Nazi “active club” counts several current and former members of the United States military as its members, the Guardian has learned, including a lance corporal machine gunner currently in detention on insubordination charges and a former US Marine Corps staff sergeant who was booted from the service for stealing large quantities of ammunition.

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    www.theguardian.com Israeli parliament votes in Netanyahu’s controversial supreme court changes

    Knesset speaker says bill passed by 64-0 after opposition politicians left plenum in protest

    Israeli parliament votes in Netanyahu’s controversial supreme court changes

    Israel’s parliament has voted into law a controversial curb on some supreme court powers submitted by Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, the Knesset speaker has said.

    The bill passed by a vote of 64-0, the speaker added, after opposition lawmakers abandoned the Knesset plenum in protest.

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