Reddit’s data hoarders are frantically trying to save Tumblr’s NSFW content

After Tumblr announced, on Monday, that it was invoking the nuclear option to expel NSFW content on the platform, the internet reacted with predictable rage. At TNW, we speculated about whether the move would kill the platform. Yesterday, I scribbled a piece on those stung by the change. To my surprise, that’s primarily women and other marginalized groups who sought solace in Tumblr‘s pseudonymous communities. Reddit veered in a different direction, as it so often does — for better, or worse. By Wednesday afternoon, just two days after the announcement, a group was already hard at work attempting to archive the… This story continues at The Next Web Or just… Read More

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EPA moves to roll back coal regulations

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency moved Tuesday to further ease rules on the sagging U.S. coal industry, this time scaling back what would have been a tough control on climate-changing emissions from any new coal plants. The latest Trump administration targeting of legacy Obama administration efforts to slow climate change comes in the wake of multiplying warnings from the agency’s scientists and others about the accelerating toll of global warming. In a ceremony at the agency, acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proposal to dismantle a 2015 rule that any new coal power plants include cutting-edge techniques to cap the carbon dioxide… Read More

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Apple Begins Offering Active Military, Veterans a 10% Discount In Stores, Online

Apple has a new discount out just in time for holiday season shopping: a 10% discount on some products for any active military servicepeople, as well as veterans. Officially known as the Apple Veterans and Military Purchase Program, the ongoing discount offer is open to active duty members of the United States Military, National Guard, and Reserve. The offer is also good for immediate family members of individuals in the military, so long as they reside in the same household. aapl Apple has been known to offer discounts to select groups in the past, including enrolled students and academic faculty members at certain colleges and universities. But this marks the… Read More

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Firefox running on a Qualcomm 8cx-powered PC feels surprisingly decent

Qualcomm’s new, purpose-built Snapdragon 8cx is the company’s chance to finally power a Windows laptop worth buying. Battery life and integrated cellular connectivity (read: your laptop always has an internet connection) have always been the company’s strengths, but its previous Snapdragon 850 didn’t have always have enough raw horsepower to muscle through a web browser full of web apps. We won’t know if that’ll truly change until we’ve spent some quality time with real Snapdragon 8cx-powered computers — of which none have been announced so far — but I did just get my hands on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx reference design laptop, and my first performance impression was promising. Photo by… Read More

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Counter-Strike GO becomes F2P, adds a shrunken battle royale mode

On Thursday, Valve Software surprise-launched a comprehensive update to its five-year-old game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) with two equally major changes: a new battle royale-inspired combat mode and a shift to the free-to-play economic model. The battle royale mode in question, dubbed “Danger Zone,” resembles popular fare like PUBG and Fortnite in that it revolves around a similar formula. Players drop onto an island with very little equipment, then search for weapons, ammo, and gear while trying to be the last person surviving. In order to speed combat up, a constantly shrinking “safe zone” forces players to run towards each other. Read 9 remaining paragraphs | Comments …read more Source::… Read More

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