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Rice University eliminates tuition for all but wealthiest students, makes housing free for poorest

From its founding in 1912 until 1965, Houston's Rice University was free to attend; but today, Rice has joined other US universities in saddling its students with ghastly, inescapable mountains of debt, with annual attendance costing $61,350, $40,000... ...

A 45-year-old man arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy who beat him in Fortnite

A 45-year-old man from New York had been playing Fortnight with an 11-year-old boy for months. He then allegedly threatened to shoot the boy, possibly at school, via texts and voice mail through his Xbox, when he lost the game. According to USA Today... ...

Cloud computing and DRM: a match made in hell

As part of yesterday's International Day Against DRM, Public Knowledge's John Bergmayer published It’s Always DRM’s Fault, which uses this month's viral story about an Apple user named Anders G da Silva whose movie was deleted from his Itunes because... ...

Kavanaugh: “What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep.”

"What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep," said Brett Kavanaugh "jokingly" during a 2015 speech at the Catholic University's Columbus School of Law in Washington DC. "That's been a good thing for all of us, I think."

(Washington Post)

Brett Kavanaugh talking about his high school in ...

On ‘National Public Lands Day’ all US National Parks are free (Saturday 9/22)

If you want to visit a National Park, and don't mind crowds, Saturday is the day for you. Via the NPS: There are many ways to participate in National Public Lands Day. You can visit a national park for free. You can take part in a volunteer w... ...

3D print this Harriet Tubman stamp and fix all those twenties that Mnuchin forgot to take Andrew Jackson off of

https://vimeo.com/250692555 As of 2020, Harriet Tubman -- revolutionary anti-racist hero -- was supposed to replace Andrew Jackson (authoritarian, genocidal stain on the American project) on the $20 bill, with Jackson moving to the other side of th... ...

Saturday (9/22): Museum Day with free admission to 1,500 US museums

This Saturday (9/22) is Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day 2018 offering free admission to nearly 1,500 museums of all kinds around the United States. Each free ticket (one per email address) is good for two people's admission on Saturday. Download you... ...