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Man Tries To Take Off Hoodie On Treadmill & Fails

This not so bright man tried to take off his hoodie while running on a treadmill, and he failed hard. Via Boing Boing


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Sleep Apnea CPAP Machine Hacker Saves Lives

One Australian developer & hacker named Mark Watkins has made a difference in thousands of people's lives by hacking sleep apnea CPAP machines. His free, open-source, not FDA-approved software is the product of thousands of hours of hacking and development, and has helped thousands of sleep apnea patients take back control of their treatment from underinvested and overburdened physicians.

Modern CPAP machines create tons of data while being used - tracking things like average use per night, air pressure, leak rates, and other statistics tracking a patients quality of sleep. But according to SleepyHead users many Doctors only take a passing glance at this data before sending patients home. This software, puts the power back into patients hands, and even lets them modify their own treatment.

Read more on [Motherboard] (https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xwjd4w/im-possibly-alive-because-it-exists-why-sleep-apnea-patients-rely-on-a-cpap-machine-hacker)


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How Many Fake Accounts Are There on Facebook? Here's a Clue: 1.5 Billion Fake Accounts Were Removed in Just the Past 6 Months

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There's been a lot of news reports over fake news and Russian interference of the elections on social media. And surely you've heard that there's a lot of fake accounts on Facebook. But exactly how many is a lot?

Engadget summarizes Facebook's latest transparency report, covering the first half of 2018:

... at a high level Facebook says it removed over 1.5 billion fake accounts from April through September, up from the 1.3 billion accounts it removed in the previous six months. If you were wondering just how widespread false content and accounts are on the platform, wonder no more.
While Facebook is able to pull down more than 90 percent of instances of adult nudity and sexual activity, child nudity / sexual exploitation of children, fake accounts, spam, terrorist propaganda and violence and graphic content, there are two categories where its content moderation falls down. Facebook only found and removed 14.9 percent of bullying and harassment before users reported them; it also only found 51.6 percent of hate speech violations before users reported them (timeframe was July through September of this year).

Read the rest over at Engadget

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"Human Spider" Climbed Another Skyscraper

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Alain Robert pulled the stunt of climbing the 662 ft Heron Tower in London without any safety gear and was arrested once he reached the top. Due to alerting emergency services, he was sentenced and charged for his adventure:

The 56-year-old grandfather ... reached the top in around 45 minutes, to cheers from the crowd which had formed below, and immediately handed waiting police officers his passport and the number of his lawyer.
Before the stunt, Robert told Sky News his targets when climbing a building are "going to the top" and "to stay alive".
"When you are climbing, as I'm not using any safety devices, when life is at stake, I guarantee that you are focused," he said.

Read the rest of the story and view the nerve-wrecking video clip over at Sky News


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Coca Cola Milk Experiment


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