[…] to be guilty of theft, one must steal something of some intrinsic value. […] When the dreadful Jayson Blair egregiously stole the on-the-scene reporting of journalists who had been to crime scenes that Blair claimed to have been at but had not, that was indeed grand theft. But I contend you cannot steal something of no intrinsic value; say, a fart. Someone who steals a fart is a weird, disreputable person, perhaps, and even someone deserving of firing, perhaps, but not a thief. This is Mr. Benny Johnson. … [Read more...] about Plagiarizing Wikipedia Is Still Plagiarism, at BuzzFeed or the New York
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It's strange timing for the Times to solicit readers for "praiseworthy" aspects of Trump. The newspaper has recently made awkward attempts to appease a more conservative readership. In April, it hired as a columnist Bret Stephens, a neoconservative who thinks Black Lives Matters is too "thuggish" and whose embarrassing debut column flirts with climate change denialism. Today, we got an op-ed from a pro-life advocate arguing that it's "dehumanizing" to link abortion with economic circumstances. … [Read more...] about Why Is the New York Times Running a Column to Say Nice Things About Trump?
Novi is designed to hold Facebook’s Libra digital currency, which means the money added to the wallet becomes a hybrid of a country’s local currency and Libra. It has an in-app fraud reporting, and a dedicated customer care support to raise a complaint. In the event of a fraud, the customer is eligible to receive a full refund. … [Read more...] about Today’s cache | Facebook’s new digital wallet, and more
Image 4 of 7Aaron Taylor-JohnsonActors transferring from one superhero role to another hasn’t been a problem before (just ask Chris Evans or Ryan Reynolds), so Marvel Studios’ former Quicksilver might be a nice choice to take over the claws. Taylor-Johnson has a haunted quality in his eyes that would best serve a character with a troubled past, and even though he’d be playing a younger version of Logan, the character would still have seen some shit at that point in his life. … [Read more...] about Who should play the new Wolverine as Hugh Jackman says goodbye to the character?
6:05 p.m. Security guard at Caliva dispensary in San Jose tests positive: A security guard who worked at the Caliva cannabis store on 7th Street in San Jose tested positive for the virus this week after last working at the store on Friday, a spokesperson for the company said. The guard, who became infected through a family member, worked in a customer-facing role at some point last week while following public health guidelines. The store was professionally cleaned, the other members of the security crew were placed on a 14-day quarantine and all customers and employees were notified of the case. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: New report suggests virus began to spread in California in January