The Bullshit Web

The Bullshit Web

My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite reasonably — did not want to have their telephone shut off for an evening at a time. I remember webpages loading slowly: ten to twenty seconds for a basic news article.

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Swedish coast guard works to clean up 14,000-litre oil spill

Swedish coast guard works to clean up 14,000-litre oil spill

Sweden's coast guard was on Monday working to clear up an oil spill caused by heavy winds after a large freight ship ran aground off the country's southeastern coast. The 139-metre freight ship Makassar Highway first ran aground on July 23rd and began leaking oil. Initially the coast guard was able to contain the spillage, but heavy winds on Saturday and Sunday meant the oil began to leak into the Baltic Sea, before the salvage operation could begin.

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Ex-Clackamas County probation officer gets 35 years in prison for raping children

Ex-Clackamas County probation officer gets 35 years in prison for raping children

A former Clackamas County probation officer was sentenced Friday to 35 years and one month in prison for repeatedly raping two girls beginning when they were 5 and 7. Clackamas County Circuit Judge Michael Wetzel sentenced Gordon Mead Jr., 69, for first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy of the two girls, which occurred separately between 2004 and 2012, court records show. A county jury found Mead guilty of the charges on March 2.

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US intelligence agencies determine that North Korea is constructing new missiles: report

US intelligence agencies determine that North Korea is constructing new missiles: report

U.S. intelligence agencies indicate North Korea is building new missiles, officials told The Washington Post on Monday, weeks after President Trump declared the nation is "no longer a Nuclear Treat."

Satellite images taken in recent weeks appear to show that at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are being worked on at a large research facility in Sanumdong, outside of the capital of Pyongyang.

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Popup scam tricks child porn suspect into turning himself in

Popup scam tricks child porn suspect into turning himself in

An Indiana man is facing child porn charges after a popup on his phone prompted him to turn himself in. Joseph Hanvey, 22, of Valparaiso, Indiana told police he tried to download a pornographic video involving a child last week, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported. A message popped up on his screen stating the phone was being monitored by the FBI, according to police.

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Pussy Riot members rearrested after leaving prison – video

Pussy Riot members rearrested after leaving prison – video

Members of the band Pussy Riot appeared surprised as they were met by Russian police after leaving prison where they had been held for 15 days. They were detained after running on to the pitch at Luzhniki stadium dressed as police officers during the second half of the World Cup final between France and Croatia.

Olga Pakhtusova, Olga Kurachyova and Veronika Nikulshina looked confused as a police officer approached them and they were immediately put into a van and driven away.

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McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome celebrates 30 YEARS in the job

McDonald's worker with Down syndrome celebrates 30 YEARS in the job

A McDonald's worker with Down syndrome has been delighting customers at his local McDonald's for the past 30 years. Russell O'Grady, 48, first donned the fast food restaurant's uniform in 1986 when he was just 18-years-old. Now, 30 years later, he is a local hero at Northmead McDonald's, in Sydney's west. His father, Geoff O'Grady, told Daily Mail Australia his son had become 'the best-known person in Northmead' since he started working at McDonald's.

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The 37 strangest lines in Rudy Giuliani’s off-the-rails CNN interview

The 37 strangest lines in Rudy Giuliani's off-the-rails CNN interview

President Donald Trump seems to believe that Rudy Giuliani is a really, really good surrogate for him when it comes to fighting back against the ongoing special counsel probe into Russia's attempted interference in the 2016 election. What else could explain Giuliani's ubiquity on cable television? Which brings me to Monday morning and a thrill-ride of a performance by Giuliani on CNN's "New Day." There was so much said in the interview that condensing it all into one news story is truly impossible. So, below, I've picked out the 37 oddest lines from the Giuliani sit-down.

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