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17/06/20
« on: Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 @ 04:13:33 »
Spookiness abounds: a research team in Israel have discovered how to listen in on conversations in a room by analysing the light bulb's vibrations as it responds to sound. Story here: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com

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(Just checked: it's 17 June)

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Re: 17/06/20
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 @ 13:35:52 »
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Willie Thorne: Snooker favourite dies aged 66
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/53076861

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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 @ 15:48:25 »
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Sex workers in Greece required to keep names and ask clients to leave after 15 minutes
https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/06/17/sex-workers-in-greece-required-to-keep-names-and-ask-clients-to-leave-after-15-minutes/

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Re: 17/06/20
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 @ 16:00:21 »
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Put a lid on it, folks: Flushing may release coronavirus-containing ‘toilet plumes’

Add this to our list of worries in these anxious times: coronavirus-containing clouds that waft into the air when a toilet is flushed.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/06/16/coronavirus-toilet-flushing/

Not exactly 'news' but maybe a timely reminder?

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Re: 17/06/20
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 @ 21:43:35 »
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Pet theft law change urged as cases go 'through the roof' in lockdown

Campaigners have called on the government to make pet theft a specific offence after instances of the crime "went through the roof" in lockdown.

Beverley Cuddy, editor of Dogs Today magazine, told MPs that during lockdown dog prices "went up and up" and cases of theft increased with it.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53078401

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 @ 23:37:43 »
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Greece: Bogus doctor caused 3 deaths, police say

A Greek man has been arrested in the capital, accused of deceiving dozens of people who had serious or incurable medical conditions by administering bogus cures that allegedly resulted in three deaths, police said Wednesday. The 47-year-old man, who wasn’t identified, was allegedly involved in at least 45 cases of deception, posing as a medical specialist with various false claims that included being an air force medic, a U.S.-trained pediatric oncologist, and an executive member of the International Red Cross, police said. The man was arrested in Athens on Tuesday, police said.

Many of his treatments involved the use of cannabis-based substances.
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/greece-bogus-doctor-caused-3-deaths-police-say/

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 @ 23:40:47 »
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Family of man who disappeared on Greek island a year ago desperately double reward
John Tossell disappeared without trace 12 months ago and is still classed as a missing person

On June 17, exactly one year after John Tossell went missing on the island of Zakynthos, his partner Gill Griffiths confirmed she had upped the reward to €10,000 in the hope that someone might come forward with information.
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/zakynthos-john-tossell-bridgend-reward-18437628

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Re: 17/06/20
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 17 June, 2020 @ 23:54:31 »
Anyone with VLC Media Player installed on their desktop might want to update to the latest version, 3.0.11, as it resolves a critical security vulnerability: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/