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Month: August 2020 (page 1 of 6)

Google tells Australians to get mad about proposed media laws in pointed open letter

Google tells Australians to get mad about proposed media laws in pointed open letter

In July, the Australian government released the first draft of a new code of conduct managing the way tech giants deal with local media companies, which includes requiring them to pay for content. Google was predictably unhappy with this development, and has now responded to the proposed laws by speaking directly to its Australian users.

In an open letter addressed to Australians on Monday, Google claimed the mandatory code will give news media an “unfair advantage” over all other websites, as well as threaten Google’s free services. 

“A proposed law, the News Media Bargaining Code, would force us to provide you with a dramatically worse Google Search and YouTube, could lead to your data being handed over to big news businesses, and would put the free services you use at risk in Australia,” Google Australia managing director Mel Silva said in the letter.  Read more…

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Pelosi calls members back to Capitol Hill amid mail-in ballot battle

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People Are Sharing The Outfits That They Think About A Lot, And Now I Can’t Get Them Out Of My Head

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Save 96% on this drawing bundle for beginners

Save 96% on this drawing bundle for beginners

TL;DR: The Fundamental Drawing Bundle for Beginners is on sale for £30.57 as of August 16, saving you 96% on list price.


While drawing is an excellent skill to pick up anytime, it’s even more appropriate during these days. Why? Because it can help you enter a state of flow. Or, in other words, it can make the outside world (and all the chaos that comes with it) fall away, and heighten your imagination, mindfulness, focus, and introspection. That’s something we all could use.

You don’t even really need to be good at it. Although, naturally, we all want to at least understand the basics before diving into a new hobby. That’s where this Complete Creative Art and Science of Drawing bundle comes in. Read more…

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Cardi B backs AOC for 2024 White House run, New York Dem responds

Rapper Cardi B is all in for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in 2024.
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Sorry But If You Can’t Identify Over 11 Of These Condiments, Your Food Might Be A Little Bland

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Design your own video game with this guide for absolute beginners

Design your own video game with this guide for absolute beginners

TL;DR: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Learning Unreal Engine for Game Design and Animation is on sale for £30.57 as of August 15, saving you 96% on list price.


Way back in 1998, a game engine called the Unreal Engine was developed and showcased in the first-person shooter game Unreal. More than two decades later, it’s now used in a variety of other game genres, like platformers (think Super Mario Bros.), fighting games (think Mortal Kombat), MMORPGs (think World of Warcraft), and other RPGs (like The Legend of Zelda). It’s even become a leading resource in the creation of animations, television shows, and illustrations. Read more…

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Trump’s Israel-UAE peace deal is ‘good news,’ Dems admit to Bill Maher

“Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday offered some rare praise for President Trump after his administration brokered a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) earlier in the week. 
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Women Are Sharing The Most Surprising Things They Didn’t Realize About Male Genitalia

NSFW, and very hilarious.


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Amazon is liable for defective third-party products, Californian court rules

Amazon is liable for defective third-party products, Californian court rules

A Californian Court of Appeal has ruled Amazon is responsible for defective products sold through its Marketplace, even if they are being sold by a third party. This decision has significant implications for Amazon, which had previously managed to avoid liability by claiming it is merely a service provider. 

“Whatever term we use to describe Amazon’s role, be it ‘retailer,’ ‘distributor,’ or merely ‘facilitator,’ it was pivotal in bringing the product here to the consumer,” Justice Patricia Guerrero said in her ruling. “Under established principles of strict liability, Amazon should be held liable if a product sold through its website turns out to be defective.” Read more…

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