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If Youre Freezing In Your Office Then These 29 Memes Are For You

Your hands are shaking so much that your words per minute typing rate increases to never before seen speeds. Your teeth are chattering and sound like you’re playing the Castanets. Your breath comes out in huge clouds of condensation that immediately turn into snow. We’ve all been there: you’re working at the office and you realize that you’re slowly freezing into a popsicle, much like Jack Torrance at the end of The Shining (can’t spoil something that’s been out for ages). With Autumn already in swing, some office workers are…

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‘Seriously sick’: NY Times op-ed encourages journos & others to publish identities of border agents

It’s been a banner day on the op-ed pages in a couple of the country’s biggest newspapers. First the Washington Post published a column warning Trump’s family, staffers and other supporters about the new rules for Resistance in restaurants, and now the writer of a New York Times op-ed is calling for journalists and others to help publicly shame and/or harass border agents: If you’ve ripped a child out of her father’s arms, the entire congregation should know about it when you show up at church on Sunday, writes @kcroninfurman…

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50 Photos That Show Just How Insanely Cold It Is In America Right Now

recent heatwave, and now, at the opposite end of the spectrum, the ‘polar vortex’ bearing down on Midwestern U.S. The With much of the Midwest on lockdown and people urged to stay indoors, some people have been braving the plunging temperatures to take incredible images of the effects that the vortex is having on their daily lives. From exploding toilets to icy hairstyles, this list compiled by Bored Panda will give you chills just from looking at it! #1 How Cold Is It In The Midwest? Bubbles Are Freezing #2…

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NASA Scientists Find Perfectly Rectangular Iceberg in Antarctica

Photograph by NASA NASA scientists recently spotted a perfectly rectangular iceberg floating among sea ice just off of the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. They added that the iceberg’s sharp angles and flat surface indicate that it probably recently calved from the ice shelf. In an interview with Live Science, NASA scientist Kelly Brunt explains: We get two types of icebergs: We get the type that everyone can envision in their head that sank the Titanic, and they look like prisms or triangles at the surface and you know…

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This robotic bartender is coming soon to an airport near you

Recently uncovered documents show that Amazon was actively pitching its facial recognition technology to ICE.Image: Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Amazon would really like U.S. law enforcement to use its facial-recognition software, despite how its employees feel. According to internal documents obtained by the Project on Government Oversight, Amazon met with officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over the summer in order to pitch facial-recognition technology known as Rekognition. SEE ALSO: Here’s how to set up a VPN and protect your data In June 2018, Amazon Web Services sales…

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ICE, Justice subpoena voter records from North Carolina

Washington (CNN)Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Justice have gotten a court order for North Carolina to turn over eight years of voter registration records from the state. The list of documents include voter registration forms, absentee ballots, early voting application forms, provisional voting forms, “Admission or Denial of Non-Citizen Return” forms and voter cancellation or revocation forms. A separate subpoena issued to Pitt County requests poll books, voting records, voting authorization documents and “executed official ballots,” including absentees, from August 30, 2013 through August 30, 2018. It’s…

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Timelapse Shows 10 Billion Tons of Ice Calving Off a Glacier in Greenland

On June 22, 2018 a team of scientists from NYU captured an iceberg the size of Manhattan calving off the Helheim Glacier in Greenland over a duration of 30 minutes. The four mile wide, one mile across, and half mile thick chunk of ice weighed roughly 10 billion tons. According to an article in National Geographic: This event in itself isn’t necessarily a harbinger of climate doom. “Calving happens,†says Kristin Poinar, a glaciologist from the University of Buffalo. “Ice isn’t a good building material—you could never build a skyscraper…

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