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Suicide Rates Are Up 30 Percent Since 1999, CDC Says
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New submitter Austerity Empowers writes: Amidst all the name calling and straw man arguments about the overall health of America, sometimes it helps to look at data from people who sacrificed everything based on their perception of reality. Whatever politics you subscribe to, the feeling of hopelessness is evidently real, and frightening. NBC News: “Suicide […]

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Tesla Roadster Elon Musk Launched Into Space Has 6 Percent Chance of Hitting Earth In the Next Million Years
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sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk grabbed the world’s attention last week after launching his Tesla Roadster into space. But his publicity stunt has a half-life way beyond even what he could imagine — the Roadster should continue to orbit through the solar system, perhaps slightly battered by micrometeorites, for […]

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51 Percent of Financial Services Companies Believe Existing Tech is Holding Them Back
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Legacy technology can be a major obstacle to digital transformation projects and, according to a new survey of financial services technology decision makers carried out for business consultancy Janeiro Digital, almost 51 percent say existing technology is holding back innovation. Three of the biggest roadblocks are seen as lack […]

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Snapchat's Big Redesign Bashed In 83 Percent of User Reviews
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The new Snapchat redesign that jams Stories in between private messages is not receiving a whole lot of praise. “In the few countries including the U.K., Australia, and Canada where the redesign is widely available, 83 percent of App Store reviews (1,941) for the update are negative with one or two stars, according to data […]

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US border guards searched 60 percent more devices in 2017
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In 2017, the US Customs and Border Protection searched 30,200 electronic devices. That's over 60 percent the number of searches its personnel conducted the year before to the dismay of privacy advocates. Some also view the rise in searches as a produ…

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Why Uber is forking over a 15 percent stake to SoftBank     – CNET
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A quick look at the deal between the ride-hailing company and the big tech investor and why it matters.

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Bitcoin jumps another 10 percent in 24 hours to pass $19,000
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Enlarge / A Soyuz rocket launches from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (credit: NASA) Bitcoin’s price set a new record on Saturday as the virtual currency rose above $19,000 for the first time on the Bitstamp exchange. The gains came just hours after the currency crossed the $18,000 mark. Bitcoin’s value has doubled over the last three weeks, […]

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Just 20 percent of e-waste is being recycled
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Enlarge (credit: UNU/ITU) Opting to handle your bills online keeps a lot of paper out of the bin, but the devices you use to go online eventually die anyway. If this “e-waste” ends up in a landfill, the energy and materials that went into manufacturing and delivering those devices are lost. And besides being unsustainable, […]

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Nearly All of Wikipedia Is Written By Just 1 Percent of Its Editors
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From a report on Motherboard: According to the results of a recent study that looked at the 250 million edits made on Wikipedia during its first ten years, only about 1 percent of Wikipedia’s editors have generated 77 percent of the site’s content. “Wikipedia is both an organization and a social movement,” Sorin Matei, the […]

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