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Wednesday November 4th, 2020 night edition

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GameStop is having a TikTok competition and one of the prizes is ten extra labor hours during Black Friday.

GameStop has announced that it is running a TikTok competition across its stores, and one of the prizes appears to be ten extra labor hours during Black Friday.

The news comes from the GameStop Conference portal, where the company's events team recently published details of the competition.

According to the post in question, store managers are being asked to rope their teams into recording a synchronized dance on TikTok.

You can watch a demonstration of the dance in the video embedded below, although I'm not really sure why you'd want to.

Not sure ten hours during global nightmare tech week in the middle of a pandemic is much of a prize.

This could be an improper way of giving someone ten hours off during Black Friday without amending their pay, which would be pretty nice. »

Poland delays abortion ban as nationwide protests continue

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The decision by the country’s constitutional tribunal promised to further tighten Poland’s abortion laws, which were already some of the strictest in Europe.

This kind of abortion accounts for almost all of the small number of abortions performed legally in the country.

Poland's abortion ban is a cynical attempt to exploit religion by a failing leader | Karolina Wigura Read more. »

Brain study pinpoints why music can literally give you the chills

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By studying the brain activity behind those chills, scientists are getting closer to understanding why music makes us feel pleasure.

In a study released Tuesday, scientists found that specific waves of brain activity increase in power when people get the chills from emotionally moving pieces of music.

Listening to music can also lead to dopamine release – the hormone associated with pleasurable experiences, he says. »

Time to Treat Broadband Like the Essential Service It Is

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Indeed, broadband has become the essential service in the daily lives of 21st century consumers.

However, unlike water, electricity, or even phone service, broadband internet service is neither universally available, nor is it regulated to guarantee access, ensure fair prices, or promote competition in the marketplace.

Therefore, legislation must be passed to grant the FCC new, clear authority to govern broadband service as a telecommunications service, an essential utility. »