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‘Configuration Error’ Disrupts Internet Access Across the US

A massive internet outage hit the US on Monday, disrupting access for Comcast users. The outage started at around 10 a.m. Pacific time, and persisted for the next two hours in major cities, including New York and San Francisco, according to Downdetector.com, which monitors online service interruptions. Comcast confirmed the disruptions as complaints from users […]

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Archaeologists and experts say Amazon and eBay need to be proactive about removing suspicious artifacts sold online

Thomson Reuters Archaeologists and researchers are worried at the amount of illegitimate antiquities that have inundated sites like eBay and Amazon. The sites’ methods for regulating the provenance of antiquities places the burden of reporting specific listings on the buyer — which critics argue opens consumers up to risk when buying antiquities online.  Interested in purchasing a collection of […]

Mashable

Taylor Swift, look what you made the ACLU do

Image: Getty Images for DIRECTV By Martha Tesema2017-11-06 23:13:10 UTC The ACLU might be busy lately, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have time for Taylor Swift. The Northern California branch of the non-profit organization came to the defense of a critic for PopFront Magazine after the online publication received a letter demanding retraction and […]

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In Animated Short I Am Here, a Cosmic Search for Meaning Leads to a Most Unexpected Place

Image: Eoin Duffy Eoin Duffy’s previous animated short followed the strange quest of a squirrel hunting for his missing scarf. His latest, I Am Here, follows another unusual journey—on a much larger scale. Instead of a forest creature, its protagonist is a cosmic being who’s questioning literally everything. The animation style is simple and modernist, […]

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Trump space adviser: Blue Origin and SpaceX rockets aren’t really commercial

Enlarge / Elon Musk of SpaceX, left, and Scott Pace, right, of George Washington University, testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Defense under the Committee on Appropriations in 2014. reader comments 15 Share this story In recent months, the executive secretary of the National Space Council, Scott Pace, has worked assiduously behind the scenes to […]