Day: February 9, 2020

Facebook To IRS: Refund Me, I’m Irish!

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: Among the techniques featured in a 2012 City Pages story on The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes was pretending to be Irish. Chris Parker wrote, “Most people associate such exhaustive money-laundering with drug cartels. But it’s now standard practice at firms like Eli Lilly, Google, Microsoft, Pfizer, and Facebook. The…

Solar Orbiter: Watch live as NASA, ESA launch new mission to the sun – CNET

The Solar Orbiter launches to the sun with a mission to image the never-before-seen polar regions of our star. …read more Source:: CNet

Why Settle For the Standard Catan Board?

Let’s face it, game night can get downright rowdy. Whether your game nights involve wine and cats, beer and dogs, or vodka and bear cubs, things happen. Maybe the robber gets batted irretrievably far under the couch, or someone gesticulates wildly and spills wine all over your sheep. [EEEEEEEEEDEN]’s gatherings were getting way out of…

Is Canada’s BTLR a Framework For Regulating Internet Content?

Stunt Pope (Slashdot reader #3,287) writes: This article takes a look at Canada’s Broadband Telecom Legislation Review (BTLR) which was commissioned by the federal government in 2018 to map out how Canada’s communications and internet laws should be revised. It posed a set of sweeping recommendations (97 in all) that include imposing new taxes on…

Want the latest Apple Watch for cheap? Get an Apple Watch Series 5 for $355 – CNET

Save $44 on Apple’s smartwatch with an always-on display. …read more Source:: CNet

This robot excels at drawing human blood – CNET

A new medical robot created specifically to take blood samples outperformed human health-care professionals in a clinical trial. …read more Source:: CNet

Fake News Hoax in Russia Tries Blaming the US For Coronavirus

“Russia’s intelligence services are apparently behind a well-coordinated social media campaign to blame the U.S. for creating and unleashing the Wuhan coronavirus on the world,” reports the International Business Times. That conclusion comes from the Atlantic Council think tank (founded in 1961), which established its Digital Forensic Research Lab in 2016. Eto Buziashvili, an analyst…

‘Real life’ Rick and Morty will sear themselves into your brain forever – CNET

A hyperrealistic version of the animated sci-fi stars is here to rattle your soul. …read more Source:: CNet

Oscars 2020 gift bag includes 24-karat gold vape pen, free Botox, cruise – CNET

Here are the luxury goods some nominees will be going home with. …read more Source:: CNet

Oscars 2020: All live-action shorts are strong, but this one deserves to win – CNET

Voyeurs, orphans and a donkey with a payload illuminate stirring global stories of hurt and hope. …read more Source:: CNet