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[l] at 7/31/15 7:11am

Thank you -- as always and forever -- to Ken Snider, Boing Boing's astounding sysadmin. We celebrate you every day, but especially today: Sysadmin Appreciation Day.

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[l] at 7/31/15 6:57am
Check out the amazing spare-time artwork of Aude Lising Read the rest

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[l] at 7/31/15 6:48am

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This gorgeous vertical starscape taken near Death Valley by f1p4 is one of many examples of Reddit's landscape astrophotography group. Earthporn meets starporn! Read the rest

[Category: Post, astronomy, landscape, photography, stars, starscape]

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[l] at 7/31/15 6:47am
The low-light footage above is about 400,000 ISO. Imagine 4 million ISO, and you'll have a good idea of the newly-announced Canon ME20F-SH that indie filmmakers, wildlife documentarians, and investigative journalists are all discussing this week. Read the rest

[Category: Post, camera, canon, cmos, dslr, film, filmmaking, ISO, photography, sensor]

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[l] at 7/31/15 6:47am

FliteTest tracked down a father-son team who spent five years perfecting their remote-controlled box kite prototype, a plane/kite mashup. They demonstrate two of them below: Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, aeronatics, DRONE, Engineering, flying, hobby, kite, kiting, maker]

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[l] at 7/31/15 6:47am

End your week right with a moment of clarity. Aaron Paradox dreamt this hypnotic animation accompanied by voices of Bear Vasquez and Alan Watts and set to The Way by Zack Hemsey. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, Aaron paradox, Alan Watts, Bear Vasquez, double rainbow, double rainbow all the way, film, Kensho, philosophy]

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[l] at 7/31/15 6:21am

The German prosecutors who dropped all action against the US and UK spy-agencies who trampled German law and put the whole nation, up to and including Chancellor Angela Merkel, under surveillance, have decided instead to open an investigation into the bloggers at Netzpolitik, who revealed the wrongdoing. Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, gchq, germany, Journalism, netzpolitik, nsa, spooks, surveillance, web theory]

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[l] at 7/31/15 5:52am


The Electronic Frontier Foundation always has a huge presence at Las Vegas's DEFCON, but this year, we're hosting our first-ever badge-hack contest! Read the rest

[Category: Image, 0days, Civlib, crypto, eff, events, Happy Mutants, infosec, las vegas, privacy, security, speech, surveillance]

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[l] at 7/31/15 5:47am


Former Google diversity officer Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe promised the Tower Hamlets council "the first women’s museum in the UK" if they would approve a zoning change that let him add three storeys and an extra floor, but what he built was a Jack the Ripper "museum." Read the rest

[Category: Image, christ what an asshole, corruption, google, london, uk]

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[l] at 7/30/15 4:47pm

Here's a video interview of Gary Whitta working with artist Karl Lindberg from Industrial Light & Magic to create some concept art to accompany his debit novel, Abomination. Read the rest

[Category: Post, horror]

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[l] at 7/30/15 12:05pm
Quite moving, really.


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[Category: Post, aging, family, life, photography]

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[l] at 7/30/15 11:56am
led-headlamp

If you're an Amazon Prime member, this adjustable-angle $7 LED headlamp is a great deal. It's regularly $19.

[Category: Post, Gadgets]

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[l] at 7/30/15 11:49am

Kanye West is a phenomenally talented entertainer and loved by millions. Charles Manson is a failed wanna-be pop star and infamous murderer who we hope will remain locked up for the rest of his life.

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[Category: Image, Post, charles manson, Kanye West, quizzes]

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[l] at 7/30/15 11:14am

Indo-Tanzanian-Canadian musician singer Alysha Brilla and her two sisters, Tameera and Nadia, said that a police officer pulled them over because they were riding bikes at night without wearing shirts.

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[Category: Post, free the nipple, women's rights]

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[l] at 7/30/15 10:59am

Cheryl Kingery of Davis County, Utah says she ordered a cup of coffee from Starbucks, but was given a serving of Urnex cleaning solution instead.

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[Category: Post, starbucks, starbucks lawsuit, urnex]

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[l] at 7/30/15 10:43am

The fine folks at Night Flight implore you to "review this 1994 VHS tape hosted by be-sweatered cop/pastor Gordon Coulter, and Eric Pryor, a mulleted former Satanist, current Christian, who provide helpful information about satanism, including how to recognize evidence that may be found at crime scenes by satanists."

[Category: Image, Foolishness, satanism]

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[l] at 7/30/15 10:43am

Photobomber scares the wits out of a TV reporter in downtown Los Angeles. (more…)

[Category: Post, pranks, television, TV news]

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[l] at 7/30/15 10:40am

Imagine all your favourite mythic creatures: pegasus, mermaid, centaur, sphinx, minotaur. Now imagine them laid out on a mortician’s table: dissected, given Latin medical labels, and analyzed in terms of their unique muscular and skeletal makeup.

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[Category: Post, Book, Cryptozoology]

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[l] at 7/30/15 10:27am

Documentary maker Alex Gibney (Going Clear, We Steal Secrets, and Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) is directing Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. The trailer looks good – I would rather watch this instead of the docudramas about him. It's coming out on 4 September 2015.

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[Category: Post, steve jobs]

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[l] at 7/30/15 10:17am


The Guardian rounds up half a dozen brilliant picture books where girl characters defy stereotypes: Princess Daisy and the Dragon by Steven Lenton; The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp; The Princess and the Pony by Kate "Hark! A Vagrant!" Beaton; The Fairytale Hairdresser, by Abie Longstaff; Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood; and the forthcoming I'm a Girl!, by Yasmeen Ismail. Read the rest

[Category: Image, books, gender, gift guide, Kids, parenting]

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[l] at 7/30/15 10:10am
Of course, when I turned the webcam on at first, it was pointing at me, and I found myself wandering into a swollen-cheeked land where some cloud formation of my own face, eyes slowly blinking, constituted the sky. Read the rest

[Category: Post, exploring, landscapes, offworld, procedural generation, webcam, whoaaaaaaa]

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[l] at 7/30/15 9:48am
What if there were a way to warn people right before a big earthquake hits? Earthquake early warning system technology is already serious stuff in Japan, and a system in development for the U.S. just got some serious funding. Read the rest

[Category: Post, california, disasters, earthquake prediction, earthquakes, quakes, Science, Technology, tsunami, usgs]

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[l] at 7/30/15 9:43am
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Comic master Jack Kirby showed us the mysterious "Face on Mars" decades before it was imaged by the Viking 1 orbiter in 1976 and ultimately became an iconic example of pareidolia or proof of an ancient civilization on the red planet. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Comics, Extraterrestrials, Mars, Space]

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[l] at 7/30/15 9:37am

Your cat will pretend to love you if you give her a frozen water balloon on a hot day.

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[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures, kittens]

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[l] at 7/30/15 9:30am
Out of everyone who ever existed, who has done the most good for humanity? It's a difficult question. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, disease, health]

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[l] at 7/30/15 9:26am
My search for an easy way to generate strong passwords and passphrases led me to the "Diceware" method Cory wrote about on Boing Boing. This was no game. I needed serious dice. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, dice, DICEWARE, die, Games, internet security, magic, online security, privacy, security, spyware, surveillance]

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[l] at 7/30/15 9:25am

Bloomberg Politics' John Heilemann met with 12 Trump supporters in New Hampshire to find out why the candidate appeals to him.

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[l] at 7/30/15 9:09am

Clare Jones, a 47-year-old woman from Newcastle-under-Lyme, England went to the hospital for a hysterectomy. The surgery was successful, but Jones still doesn't understand why two of her teeth were removed.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/30/15 8:51am

Drone operators are causing problems for firefighters in California's San Bernardino County. On multiple occasions pilots of planes and helicopters loaded with flame retardant have had to abandon their missions because they've spotted drones flying next to their aircraft.

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[Category: Post, DRONES, Jackasses]

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[l] at 7/30/15 8:43am
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You've come a long way, baby.

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[Category: Post, feminism, feminist, Technology, vintage ads, women]

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[l] at 7/30/15 8:31am


James Bridle writes, "A couple of months ago I released a browser extension - Citizen Ex - which tracks your browsing (entirely privately) in order to show you your "Algorithmic Citizenship" - where your browsing actually goes, and what this means for your rights." Read the rest

[Category: Image, dns, Happy Mutants, International, language, privacy, web theory, westphalia]

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[l] at 7/30/15 8:24am

After a decade of finding holes brimming with human excrement, Stavanger Golf Club in Norway has gone public with its quest to unmask the culprit.

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[l] at 7/30/15 8:03am

Unknown

Public data was used to create this fascinating map. Read the rest

[Category: Post, pubs]

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[l] at 7/30/15 7:44am
Other picks in the epic roundup include another BB favorite, Hyperbole and a Half. Classics such as Preacher, Watchmen and Maus make a strong showing, but a great many new works stand head-to-head with them, such as Saga and Persepolis. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/30/15 7:27am

Jeremy Clarkson who finally got himself fired by physically attacking a BBC producer, is moving to Amazon. There, the racist buffoon will be joined by symbiotes Richard Hammond and James May. The new show, as yet unnamed, will air on Amazon Prime in 2016.

[Category: Post, racism, top gear]

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[l] at 7/30/15 7:21am

Racial segregation is not a thing of the past, writes Alana Semuels, and is in fact increasing in many American communities.

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[Category: Post, racism]

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[l] at 7/30/15 7:09am
crapLong a theoretical threat, the observation of typing patterns has been refined into a "a highly practical attack" aimed at user anonymity over the internet. Read the rest

[Category: Post, security]

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[l] at 7/30/15 6:58am

Prosecutors' best guess, according to Dan Moldea, was always Sally Bugs. Salvatore Briguglio happened to him.

Federal investigators speculate that two or three coconspirators may have witnessed Briguglio shoot and kill Hoffa.

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[l] at 7/30/15 6:49am
BOWIELIFE (more…)

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[l] at 7/30/15 6:49am

goviralRick Paulas talks to writers and YouTubers about what it feels like for a posting to go viral. Read the rest

[Category: Post, virality]

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[l] at 7/30/15 5:49am
A new video series hopes to explore role of people of color in games, from the best characterizations to the worst, and everything in between. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Alisha Karabinus, not your mama's gamer, offworld, race, Samantha Blackmon]

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[l] at 7/30/15 5:45am
Origami enthusiasts have created a number of small foldable units that can then be assembled into all kinds of 3-D shapes, like this Darth Vader. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, crafts, darth vader, fun, Kids, origami, papercraft, star wars, video]

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[l] at 7/30/15 5:45am
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Kids in the Twin Cities asked their families what they could do to express their feelings about local lion-killing dentist Walter Palmer. Star-Tribune's Glen Stubbe got some great shots during protests at Palmer's office. Read the rest

[Category: Post, africa, cecil the lion, hunting, Kids, Minnesota, poaching, politics, protests, walter palmer]

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[l] at 7/30/15 5:45am
This ad from Omron Automation & Safety intends to make advanced automation seem fun, but the execution makes it seem like your future will depend on whether you win your sudden death table tennis match with a robotic version of the Aliens xenomorph. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, advertising, automation, omron, robot, robotics, video]

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[l] at 7/30/15 5:43am
tethysbigclose_feeada29b1e1d73f9704f2e2e389dc88.nbcnews-fp-1200-800

Researchers created this enhanced-color image by compositing recent shots of Tethys taken by Cassini. Current top hypotheses for the unusual red arcs are: Read the rest

[Category: Post, CalTech, cassini, jpl, Saturn, Space, spacecraft, tethys]

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[l] at 7/30/15 5:22am
Cross Typing of the Dead with Dragon Warrior and the result is Secret of Qwerty, an old-school RPG where you fight mean trees and ghosts and things by typing at them. Read the rest

[Category: Post, offworld, play it now, secret of qwerty, typing]

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[l] at 7/30/15 4:06am
In this deeply-personal postmortem of her game Problem Attic, Liz Ryerson explores her relationship to iconic indie darling Braid—and what the game may say about the culture of development. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, braid, jonathan blow, leadfeature, liz ryerson, offworld, problem attic]

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[l] at 7/29/15 10:32pm
The artist is scheduled to be in the UK in September for a big exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Arts. Read the rest

[Category: Post, ai wei wei, ai weiwei, aiww, art, china, News, politics, uk]

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[l] at 7/29/15 7:51pm
A person who claims to be a patient of the dentist charged with killing Zimbabwe's favorite lion shares an email said to be from Walter J. Palmer himself, to patients. Read the rest

[Category: Post, dentist, hunting, lion]

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[l] at 7/29/15 7:03pm
A claimed client sent us this business communication, allegedly from America's best-known lion-killing dentist, Walter J. Palmer, to his patients.

Cecil the lion and his alleged killer, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer.

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[Category: Post, dentist, hunting, lion]

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[l] at 7/29/15 6:21pm
A claimed client sent us this business communication, allegedly from America's best known lion killing dentist, Walter J. Palmer, to his patients. Read the rest

[Category: Post, dentist, hunting, lion]

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[l] at 7/29/15 5:15pm
Enjoy ogling these broads' gams, and get a load of those ginormous mainframes. Read the rest

[Category: Post, computers, mainframes, vintage ads, vintage advertising]

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[l] at 7/29/15 3:29pm

This TV spot for an Los Angeles auto dealer stars a couple of guys beating a Donald Trump piñata to a pulp (or a pulpier version of pulp).

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[Category: Post, donald trump]

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[l] at 7/29/15 1:34pm

Irotoridori, described as a “color palette puzzle” on the box, is a sudoku board game where the numbers have been replaced with colors.

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[Category: Post, family, gift guide]

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[l] at 7/29/15 1:23pm

One of life's simple pleasures is watching your kitties get blissed out on catnip. Most store-bought catnip is ditchweed, though. If you really want your cat to pretend to love you, give her 100% organic Meowijuana Catnip Buds available on Amazon.

[Category: Post, bong bong, Delightful Creatures]

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[l] at 7/29/15 12:31pm
Figuring out how to connect with another human being is often a puzzle. Read the rest

[Category: Post, offworld, our finite capacity for love, tough love machine]

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[l] at 7/29/15 12:01pm
"Meth lab not included." Read the rest

[Category: Image, aaron paul, BREAKING BAD, breakingbad, Bryan Cranston, drugs, jesse pinkman, meth, television, tv, walter white]

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[l] at 7/29/15 11:44am
Life can be difficult when you are drunk. And sandwiches are life. Read the rest

[Category: Post, alcohol, alcoholism, booze, drunk, Food, Funny, sandwiches, Weird]

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[l] at 7/29/15 11:37am

A grand jury indicted University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing on a murder charge for fatally shooting Samuel DuBose in the head during a traffic stop.

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[Category: Post, Samuel DuBose]

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[l] at 7/29/15 11:20am
GHOSTZ, nested in sincere reflections on the virtual pet heyday of the 1990s, imagines caring for a digital pet's ghost. This can include offering it a bone from its former form ("DISRESPECTFUL") or punishing it with holy water. Read the rest

[Category: Post, ghostz, offworld, pet jam, petz, play it now, Twine, virtual pets]

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[l] at 7/29/15 11:10am
TO THE FACE!

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[Category: Post, Funny, viral, weddings]

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[l] at 7/29/15 11:09am
TO THE FACE!

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[Category: Post, Funny, viral, weddings]

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[l] at 7/29/15 11:05am
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Chuck Rosenberg, the new acting administrator of the US Drug Enforcement Administration: “If you want me to say that marijuana’s not dangerous, I’m not going to say that because I think it is. Do I think it’s as dangerous as heroin? Read the rest

[Category: Post, bongbong, drugs, heroin, marijuana, politics]

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[l] at 7/29/15 11:02am

Food preferences exist in many species.

[Category: Post, carrot, Food, sloth, sloths]

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[l] at 7/29/15 11:00am
KYgzbN

Australian speedsolver Feliks Zemdegs has set a new official world record for the shortest time in which to solve a 7x7 Rubik's cube: 2:23.55.

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[Category: Video, Games, magic, puzzles, rubik, rubik's cube, youtube]

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[l] at 7/29/15 10:55am

Brett Jones, a former Navy Seal and an openly gay member of the CIA’s paramilitary Global Response Staff (GRS), told ABC News that other staff members harassed him so much that he feared for his life. Read the rest

[Category: Post, CIA, homophobia]

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[l] at 7/29/15 10:51am

The objective of NEVER GO TO WORK is in its title: Your alarm goes off just after 6 AM, and it's time to get to the office.

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[Category: Post, interactive fiction, never go to work, offworld]

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[l] at 7/29/15 10:42am
You did it! You! The hero! Read the rest

[Category: Post, dogs, emoji, emoticons, Funny, gifts, novelty, pets, poop]

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[l] at 7/29/15 10:31am

Christina Fallin, the 28-year-old daughter of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, lives in a trailer on the grounds of the governor’s mansion.

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[Category: Post, housing]

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[l] at 7/29/15 10:31am

A lovely orangutan kissed this 37-week pregnant woman's belly through the glass at England's Colchester Zoo. The woman's partner Jay Clarke writes Read the rest

[Category: Post, animals, apes, orangutan, pregnancy]

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[l] at 7/29/15 10:30am

The former Texas GOP Senator testified that AT&T CEO Edward Whitacre was an "exploited worker," whose $75 million golden handshake proved "bigotry that is still allowed in America...bigotry against the successful." Read the rest

[Category: Video, christ what an asshole, class war, corruption, elite panic, gop, graeber, one percent, piketty, solnit, telcoms, texas, usausausa, videos]

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[l] at 7/29/15 10:25am

A "redneck" explains racism and privilege for the benefit of anyone listening.

[Category: Post, racism]

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[l] at 7/29/15 10:11am


315 x 232cm, £65, comes in four pieces from Present Indicative (via Bookshelf).

[Category: Image, books, gift guide, Happy Mutants, housewares]

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[l] at 7/29/15 9:47am

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Salon is running part two of a three-day series of interviews with entertaining cultural critic Camille Paglia. She's enjoying Trump's blustering buffoonery as much as I am. Read the rest

[Category: Image, comedy, donald trump]

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[l] at 7/29/15 9:31am

A kindly Sarasota, Florida police officer was observed on video feeding a handcuffed homeless man with peanuts tossed on the floor and into the man's mouth.

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[Category: Post, bad cops, police brutality]

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[l] at 7/29/15 9:30am

Amazon parrot singing sensation Princess Yellowfeather resides at the Birds on Safari store in Stuart, Florida. (more…)

[Category: Video, animals, birds, music, parrot]

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[l] at 7/29/15 9:20am


Michael from Muckrock sez, "Turns out death squads aren't the only agencies buying Hacking Squad's controversial spyware. Town from Miami Shores, FL to Eugene, OR appeared on a list of US agencies that received demonstrations from the hacked surveillance vendor. MuckRock has mapped out who was on the lists, and is working to FOIA what these towns actually bought, if anything. Check and see if your city is on the map."

[Category: Image, 0 days, corruption, foia, hacking team, italy, lawful interception, leo, surveillance, transparency, usausausa]

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[l] at 7/29/15 9:16am

National Review, a periodical that Fox News viewers think of as the magazine their literate friends read, published this cover in 2012 showing Obama supporters waving blue signs that said "ABORTION." The signs originally said "FORWARD" before they were altered. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, photography, propaganda]

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[l] at 7/29/15 9:12am
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Penelope Smythe of Chagrin Falls, USA, is chosen to be a lucky sacrifice to our worship of The Second Amendment! Read the rest

[Category: Comic, Feature, tomthedancingbug]

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[l] at 7/29/15 9:12am
pizzarobber

This gentleman dressed for the occasion of robbing a Baltimore pizza shop, wearing a "Crime Pays" t-shirt. It didn't though. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crime, t-shirt]

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[l] at 7/29/15 9:08am
♬ Your fibroblasts aren't alone ♫

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[Category: Post, music]

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[l] at 7/29/15 9:01am

I distinctly remember my glee as an 8-year-old watching Hawkeye say "Son of a bitch" on M*A*S*H in 1979, the first time that phrase was used on US television. (more…)

[Category: Post, Entertainment, language, swearing, television, tv]

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[l] at 7/29/15 8:56am

cambodian-cop

For people contemplating a holiday in Cambodia, take note: starting in January police officers in that country will personally receive a 70% commission on traffic fines they issue. This new rule, says the Cambodian government, will reduce corruption. It seems like it legalizes corruption, but whatever. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cambodia, corruption]

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[l] at 7/29/15 8:43am

Cabin crew "shouting over screaming passengers" managed to help them subdue a traveler who had set fire to a Shenzhen Airlines flight from Taizhou to Guangzhou.

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[l] at 7/29/15 7:39am

Welcome to "the quietest square inch in the wilds of America, discovered by Gordon Hempton.

The quietest inch isn’t a sound vacuum.

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[l] at 7/29/15 7:26am
ouya-a-99-hackable-android-game-console-designed-by-yves-beharIndie game console creator Ouya was bought by gaming peripheral company Razer. Problem! Ouya pledged indie devs hundreds of thousands of dollars. Solution: Razer will cover the tab.

[Category: Post, Games, ouya]

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[l] at 7/29/15 7:19am

fawlty The false-positive rate is 99%. Public reaction to them bleeds from disinterest to violent hostility. They don't reduce the likelihood of your car being stolen, and are easily circumvented. But still they remain abundant.

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/29/15 7:08am

brown noteAttention, protestors and other undesirable crowds! "The 130-decibel roar of a fighter jet" will one day be projected into your head by these delightful new noise weapons. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/29/15 6:55am
…until we ate it, and learned that sometimes convenience isn't quite so convenient. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, cereal]

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[l] at 7/29/15 6:23am
fmc

Say, I'll bet our readers will love this wonderful thing! I'll just spend 20 minutes meticulously creating this gif. Sure hope no one else saw this wonderful thing yet. ::rechecks scheduled posts:: Read the rest

[Category: Post, b-sided, blogging, dupe, first world problems, Funny, guestblogger, meta]

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[l] at 7/29/15 6:23am
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Erenhot is a dinosaur fossil hot-spot on the border between China and Mongolia. In an outpouring of civic pride, they erected this fabulous arch made of kissing dinosaurs. Read the rest

[Category: Post, china, dinosaurs, Erenhot, Erlian, mongolia, statue]

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[l] at 7/29/15 6:23am
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Mumbia-based illustrator Sabeena Karnik specializes in forming strips of paper into intricate typography. Below is a sequence showing creation of her piece for a radio station. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, design, illustration, origami, papercraft, Sabeena Karnik, typography]

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[l] at 7/29/15 6:23am

Hukulou Coffee in Osaka has several owls, but Fuku the owlet and Marimo the kitten are the star attractions, as they have become very good friends.

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[Category: Post, Coffee, cute, hukulou, Japan, kitten, nyan, owl, owlet]

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[l] at 7/29/15 6:19am


The $13,000 Trackingpoint sniper rifle is vulnerable to wifi-based attacks that allow your adversary to redirect bullets to new targets of their choosing. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 1201, apollo, guns, infosec, security, war on general purpose computers]

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[l] at 7/29/15 6:04am
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Penelope Smythe of Chagrin Falls, USA, is chosen to be a lucky sacrifice to our worship of The Second Amendment! Read the rest

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[l] at 7/28/15 9:30pm
untitled

In the early 1990s, Harvard psychiatrist John Mack studied hundreds of people who claimed to have been abducted by aliens and wrote multiple books about his research. He invited Chris Carter to sit in on one of Mack's regression hypnosis session with a self-proclaimed abductee, an experience that Carter says informed his vision for the X-Files. Read the rest

[Category: Post, paranormal, Science, television, UFOs, x-files]

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[l] at 7/28/15 9:04pm
cab

Jenny Nightfall handcrafts BDSM dollhouse furniture and other macabre and goth decor miniatures, all available in her Etsy shop. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bdsm, dollhouse, dolls, miniatures, Sex]

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[l] at 7/28/15 7:33pm

Wizard duels in Harry Potter have nothing on this epic battle between Price and Karloff in the classic Roger Corman film of "The Raven," from 1963. Cinematic quality nevermore.

[Category: Post, movie]

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[l] at 7/28/15 6:28pm

Danny Benedettelli built a Lego NXT humanoid robot that he controls with a sensor-laden exosuit, known as a "waldo." For example, when he moves his arms, so does the robot. Read the rest

[Category: Video, DIY, lego, maker, robots]

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[l] at 7/28/15 6:13pm

Treasure hunters on a boat called the Aarrr Booty (seriously) found more than $1 million in gold coins from a 1715 shipwreck off the Florida coast.

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[Category: Post, shipwreck]

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[l] at 7/28/15 5:13pm

Artist Lee John Phillips has begun to lovingly draw the over 100,000 items housed in his late grandfather's toolshed. He plans to catalog every single tool, part, gadget, and bit of hardware over the course of the next five years.

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[Category: Post, hardware, illustration, tools]

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[l] at 7/28/15 3:37pm
Federal safety officials say the builder of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is at fault for not anticipating the copilot error that caused the spaceship's disintegration during a test flight nine months ago. Read the rest

[Category: Post, aerospace, crash, crashes, space flight, spaceflight, spaceshiptwo, virgin, virgin galactic]

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[l] at 7/28/15 3:17pm
From the world's most prolific internet songwriter. Read the rest

[Category: Video, creative commons, jonathan mann, music, song a day, songs, youtube]

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[l] at 7/28/15 2:20pm

I love Storybook architecture, so Dan Pauley's whimsical shacks appeal to me. Read the rest

[Category: Post, shackitecture]

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[l] at 7/28/15 2:02pm

So called "leadership PACs" run by past and current elected officials are little more than slop troughs for politicians to poke their snouts into.

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[l] at 7/28/15 1:18pm

lantern

This combination flashlight/lantern/USB charger will reward you with 15 minutes of light for for each minute you pleasure it by turning its crank. Amazon has it on sale for $15.

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[Category: Post, Gadgets, preppers, survivalists]

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[l] at 7/28/15 12:47pm

Most of the really great construction sets are rectangular in shape, or they obey rigid angles. Lego, Kapla Blocks, Kinnex, or Zomeworks are fabulous kits that foster open-ended creativity.

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[Category: Image, family, Gadgets, gift guide, toys]

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[l] at 7/28/15 12:01pm

“I keep my mouth shut now. I’ve turned into a professional coward.” - Hunter S. Thompson in 1967. This is from PBS's excellent "Blank on Blank" series of animated interviews.

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[Category: Post, Hunter S. Thompson]

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[l] at 7/28/15 11:50am

Episode 10 of the "100 Years of Beauty" series looks at German hairstyles and make up from the 1910s to the 2010s.

See also: germany

[Category: Post, fashion]

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[l] at 7/28/15 11:39am
Palmer is said to have paid $50,000 for the privilege of killing the big cat with a bow and arrow. Read the rest

[Category: Post, africa, animals, big cats, cats, dentists, hunting, lions, zimbabwe]

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[l] at 7/28/15 11:35am

Starring the lot of GOP 2016 contenders, Hillary adds a bit of entertainment to her campaign with this parody of climate change deniers in the form of a classic monster movie.

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[Category: Post, climate change, climate deniers, clinton campaign, global warming]

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[l] at 7/28/15 11:35am

Steve Noviello, a reporter for Dallas-Fort Worth’s Fox 4 News, learned that someone had checked into his hotel using his credit card number.

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[Category: Post, identity theft]

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[l] at 7/28/15 11:15am
elonhawking

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers and experts have signed a letter calling for a worldwide ban on “autonomous weapons.” Read the rest

[Category: Image, AI, DRONES, killing, military, politics, robotics, robots, third law, war]

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[l] at 7/28/15 11:13am

U.S. homeownership rate is 63.4%, the lowest since 1967. Bloomberg blames it on a combination of "stringent mortgage standards and wage growth that hasn’t kept up with surging home prices." As a result, rental vacancy rates a falling and rental rates are increasing. Read the rest

[Category: Image, Economy, housing crisis]

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[l] at 7/28/15 11:08am

Jedi and Sith chipmunks take the force to a whole new level. [h/t David Mizejewski]

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[l] at 7/28/15 10:50am
Battle other kids for dominance over the weirdest and most annoying game in the whole arcade. Read the rest

[Category: Post, claw machine, no-no-no-come-on-rrgh-yes-yes-yes, offworld, play it now]

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[l] at 7/28/15 10:21am
“Uncaged, Unaccountable, Fucked Up.” Better jot down that phone number for their Atrocity Tip Line. Read the rest

[Category: Post, edge tv, Funny, humor, Journalism, News, onion, parody, vice]

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[l] at 7/28/15 10:11am

Andrew Mayne, star of A&E's Don't Trust Andrew Mayne and a guest at our upcoming Weekend of Wonder, is doing a Twitter Q&A today starting at 3PM EST.

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[l] at 7/28/15 10:04am

I'm reading from the novel I just finished (Utopia) and then being interviewed by Geekwire's Frank Catalano. Read the rest

[Category: Post, events, Happy Mutants, seattle, writing]

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[l] at 7/28/15 9:55am

L.A.'s Big Art Church, a studio, gallery, school and performance venue, is just getting going! Naturally, it needs our help! Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, kickstart]

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[l] at 7/28/15 9:54am
Rice contains more of the carcinogen arsenic than other grains, but researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, UK found that cooking rice in a simple coffee percolator removed about half the arsenic. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Coffee, Food, rice, Science]

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[l] at 7/28/15 9:50am

I imagine most fugitives would want to keep a low profile, but not so for Jason Stange, of Olympia, WA, who was found guilty of armed bank robbery in 2006.

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[l] at 7/28/15 9:39am

In the 1973, subversive street artist Mike Mandel would take snapshots of the cheap motels where he stayed while traveling the country.

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[Category: Image, art, hotels, motels, photography]

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[l] at 7/28/15 9:36am

In December, we wrote about the unbelievably stupid arrest of Rokudenashiko (nee Megumi Igarashi), a Japanese manga artist who makes art with castings of her genitals.

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[Category: Post, art, censorship, hypocrisy, war on women]

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[l] at 7/28/15 9:36am

A CHRONOS Files Novella (The CHRONOS Files)

I fell in love with Rysa Walker's time travel stories, the CHRONOS Files. Time's Mirror is a new novella exposing one of her most controversial characters!

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[Category: Review, Book, books, Time Travel]

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[l] at 7/28/15 9:21am

In this terrible post, TechCrunch panders to the worst kind of start-up exec, the lying and failing kind. Nothing in their piece is good advice, and no one should look to these bozos for business tips.

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[Category: Post, funding, start-up, vc, venture capital]

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[l] at 7/28/15 9:08am


The subject of this paper grew up with a normal cognitive and social life, and didn't discover his hydrocephalus -- which had all but obliterated his brain -- until he went to the doctor for an unrelated complaint. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Happy Mutants, neurology, Science, Weird]

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[l] at 7/28/15 7:38am

safe

Next month, security researchers will demonstrate how to crack a modern Brink's safe in seconds. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/28/15 7:34am

This KLM pilot nails it at Schipol airport in Amsterdam—and any passengers who refused to stash their stuff were likely nailed by their iPads during rapid corrections in 60MPH cross-winds. Read the rest

[Category: Post, landings]

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[l] at 7/28/15 7:30am

This KLM pilot nails it at Schipol airport in Amsterdam—and any passengers who refused to stash their stuff were likely nailed by their iPads during rapid corrections in 60MPH cross-winds. Read the rest

[Category: Post, landings]

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[l] at 7/28/15 7:18am
oliveoil The BBC investigates. tldr: olive oil. But also: saturated fats perhaps are fine.

[Category: Post, Cooking, family, oil]

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[l] at 7/28/15 7:02am
captcha

It's set up as a service you can use right now on your website: "We are continously improving and testing it but we know the devil never sleeps, especially in the metal scene!"

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[l] at 7/28/15 6:54am

safe

Next month, security researchers will demonstrate how to crack a modern Brink's safe in seconds. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/28/15 6:33am

Jessica Moreno was the fourth senior female employee to exit in less than a month, reports Noah Kulwin for Recode.

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[l] at 7/28/15 6:18am
With over 16,000 indie games available on Itch.io, it can be hard to figure out what to play. But thanks to the Randomizer, finding a new game is as easy as swiping right. Read the rest

[Category: Post, itchio, offworld]

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[l] at 7/28/15 5:52am

china1 Plans to ban puns may still be afoot, but China has at last lifted its prohibition on owning game consoles. Though widely unenforced, the official imprimatur of approval is expected to give the domestic game business a huge boost.

[Category: Post, china]

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[l] at 7/28/15 5:29am

5469215733_38cdebbf79_z1 A "smoking gun" found in a 1927 songbook may prove once and for all that the song "Happy Birthday" is out of copyright. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/28/15 5:19am
spelllsebay.jpgeBay Now is dead, reports Trevor Mogg. The get-it-today delivery option was launched in 2012 in New York, San Francisco, Dallas and Chicago, but was not popular with buyers.

[Category: Post, ebay]

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[l] at 7/28/15 4:42am

beethoven

Did the spirits of dead composers contact British medium Rosemary Brown to dictate new music?

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[l] at 7/28/15 4:40am
The fine folks at Vulture took clips from the doomed Roger Corman Fantastic Four and made a retro-style trailer. ICYMI, here's what they're parodying: Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, Comics, Fantastic Four, film, marvel, movies, retro, roger corman, superheroes, V/H/S, video]

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[l] at 7/28/15 4:40am

The Audubon Society received 9,000 entires for their annual photography contest and chose nine winners, including Mary Angela Luzader's Fine Art Honorable Mention for her shot of fighting Purple Gallinules, above.

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[Category: Post, animal photography, audubon society, Birding, birds, Nature, photography]

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[l] at 7/28/15 4:40am
New Jersey's Action Park is legendary for crazy rides, and now it has a water slide that's about one-third of a mile long. Above: a ride by park employee Jasosn Mulder, including a mid-air corkscrew flip. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, Action Park, amusement park, fun, new jersey, video, water slide]

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[l] at 7/28/15 4:40am
rape-kit-backlog

The U.S. government estimates that hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits languish in police and crime lab storage facilities. The EndTheBacklog project illustrates that there's "more we do NOT know about the backlog than we do know." Read the rest

[Category: Post, cold case, crime, dna, police, rape, sexual assault, Technology, violence]

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[l] at 7/27/15 10:07pm

Bugs Bunny turns 75 this year. His first "official" cartoon, seen here, is titled "A Wild Hare." Watch as Bugs is pursued by Elmer Fudd for the very first time. Read the rest

[Category: Video, animation, bugs bunny, cartoon, Funny]

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[l] at 7/27/15 9:38pm

Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh built this phenomenal steel labyrinth in Genk, Belgium at the C-mine arts center located on the site of a former coal mine.

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[Category: Image, Post, architecture, construction, design, labyrinth, maze]

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[l] at 7/27/15 8:50pm
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Celtic punk bank The Pogues have launched a signature brand of Irish whiskey. Read the rest

[Category: Post, alcohol, booze, music, punk, whiskey]

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[l] at 7/27/15 8:23pm

"O homem mais forte do mundo." (more…)

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[l] at 7/27/15 8:15pm
Five scenes from "LSD: The Opera" performed at Los Angeles's REDCAT last month. It ain't over 'til Tim Leary sings? Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, drugs, lsd, music, opera, psychedelics, theater]

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[l] at 7/27/15 6:26pm

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Ivana Trump accused her husband of sexually violating her, and his lawyer has issued a series of insane threats to Daily Beast reporters, which they have published. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/27/15 5:11pm


The Satanic Temple -- a pair of fun-loving, non-Satan-believing religious freedom activists -- unveiled the statue of Baphomet they plan to put on the Arkansas State Capitol's lawn to complement its existing Christian iconography. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, eulas, reasonable agreement, religion, satan]

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[l] at 7/27/15 4:54pm
untitled The first original Dr. Seuss book to be published in 25 years, "What Pet Should I Get?," is finally out today! Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, wrote the book sometime between 1958 and 1962 and his wife, Audrey Geisel, found the text and drawings in a pile shortly after he died in 1991. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, family, Kids, seuss]

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[l] at 7/27/15 4:39pm
Just don't ask your barista where they store the cash. Read the rest

[Category: Image, Post, BREAKING BAD, Coffee, jesse pinkman, television, walter white]

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[l] at 7/27/15 4:09pm

“Here is my puppy Peanut Butter trying to go down the stairs at 9 weeks old.”

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[Category: Post, animals, children, corgi, corgis, critters, cute, dawww, Funny, Kids, pets]

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[l] at 7/27/15 4:00pm

No big deal.

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[Category: Post, children, cute, dogs, Funny, Kids, pets, pugs, summer, swimming, Weird]

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[l] at 7/27/15 3:37pm

At Hopes&Fears, Kristen Felicetti has tips from private dicks on how to lose someone who is following you, in a car, on foot, and on public transportation. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/27/15 3:26pm
The reaction of putting an effervescent antacid tablet into water was filmed with the Red Epic Dragon Camera, on board the ISS. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, ISS, NASA, Science, Space]

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[l] at 7/27/15 3:22pm
In Tongham, England, police responded to a call about a man walking around with a shotgun. Turned out, he was carrying two didgeridoos. Read the rest

[Category: Post, guns, Musical instruments]

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[l] at 7/27/15 2:48pm

"Kmart Solutions" in-store video from 1998. (more…)

[Category: Video, retail, shopping]

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[l] at 7/27/15 1:33pm

Alexander “Zander” Rose is the executive director of The Long Now Foundation, which was founded in 1996 to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution that fosters very-long-term planning.

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[l] at 7/27/15 1:20pm
A chilling piece of science fiction projects the future of our most frightening tech-law trends: what will the mission-creep for memory erasure look like? Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, Special, copyright, fiction]

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[l] at 7/27/15 12:52pm

A screw with a stripped head can be difficult to remove.

There are a number of ways to remove screws with stripped heads.

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[Category: Post, tools]

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[l] at 7/27/15 12:21pm
vMZ5ZP

In this video a semi jumps through the air, over half the length of a football field. Nobody dies. Read the rest

[Category: Video, gifs, races, trucks]

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[l] at 7/27/15 11:59am
pix

You don't need the Bechdel test to call this movie a boy's club dud. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Entertainment, movies, pixels, sexism]

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[l] at 7/27/15 11:48am

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In a lawsuit against Conan O'Brien, San Diego resident Robert Kaseberg says his lulzy tweets about Tom Brady, Caitlyn Jenner, airlines, and the Washington Monument all made it into the late night host's monologue. Read the rest

[Category: Post, censorship, conan obrien, copyright, dmca, joke theft, twitter]

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[l] at 7/27/15 11:32am
A retired air traffic controller won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt. Read the rest

[Category: Post, ernest hemingway, florida, florida man, Hemingway, odd, Weird, writers]

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[l] at 7/27/15 11:10am

Reluctant cartoonist Sydney Padua tips us off early in The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer that her graphic novel/history book is probably neither.

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[Category: Image, books]

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[l] at 7/27/15 11:02am

“Contrary to popular belief, the 2015 Donald Trump presidential campaign actually extends all the way back to 1985.” (more…)

[Category: Video, 1980s, 80s, back to the future, donald trump, eighties, Michael J. Fox, movies, politics, presidential candidates, presidential election]

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[l] at 7/27/15 10:20am

fish

"The Fish, the Man, and the Spirit" is by Leigh Hunt. It was published in 1836. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/27/15 10:05am

"My first thought was to crush it with my cane, then I thought, no, it looks so strange, I'm going to take a picture of it," said Robert Palmer. The Toutle, Washington man was referring to a human-faced caterpillar he happened upon while watering his horse. "I'm going to be 70 in November. And I've never seen a bug with a human face staring back at me," said Palmer.

[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures]

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[l] at 7/27/15 9:26am

Gareth Branwyn came across this neat way to quickly find information in your notebooks.

Based on his index of recipe types, [Adam, who runs the blog, High Five] puts the appropriate marking on the outside edge of the page for this Chinese recipe.

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[Category: Post, life hacks]

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[l] at 7/27/15 9:24am

The new issue of New York magazine has a very powerful cover that is matched only by the photo essay inside.

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[Category: Post, Bill Cosby, Book, sexual assault]

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[l] at 7/27/15 9:13am
Did you enjoy Ecco the Dolphin, but wish it had allowed you to commit mass murder? Then Pequod might be for you. Read the rest

[Category: Post, lasers, moby dick, offworld, pequod, whales, white whale]

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[l] at 7/27/15 9:01am

The new issue of New York magazine has a very powerful cover that is matched only by the photo essay inside.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, Bill Cosby, Book, sexual assault]

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[l] at 7/27/15 8:47am

Portland police officer Jeromie Palaoro is sitting on his couch collecting a paycheck pending the results of an investigation of his alleged sexual assault on a woman who had called the police to report that her boyfriend attacked her.

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[Category: Post, bad cops, sexual assault]

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[l] at 7/27/15 8:41am
7ZAhQmDG

Among professional comedians, joke theft is no joke. Now Twitter is allowing members to use DMCA notices to take down tweets posted by accounts that copy and paste them without attribution. PlagiarismBad's name-and-shame campaign has already netted a few celebrities. Read the rest

[Category: Post, comedy, Copyfight, copyright, dmca, jokes, plagiarism, twitter]

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[l] at 7/27/15 8:39am
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PornHub and RedTube's new survey shows that Southern ladies tend to love porn more than other American women, and women are more likely to enjoy porn with lesbians and gay men, regardless of the women's orientation. Read the rest

[Category: Post, NSFW, porn, pornhub, pornography, redtube, sexuality, survey, women]

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[l] at 7/27/15 8:39am
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LIFE photographer Allan Grant took 850 photos documenting Hanna-Barbera studios in 1960. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 1960s, americana, animation, art, cartoon, Hanna-Barbera, television]

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[l] at 7/27/15 8:39am
DeviantArt member viktoriyarova made a time-lapse video as she recreated a photo from scratch in Photoshop. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, art, illustration, photorealism, timelapse, Vicky Yarova, video]

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[l] at 7/27/15 8:31am

The Merchant Hotel in Belfast employs two water butlers to help patrons select the right kind of H20 to match their meal.

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[Category: Post, water]

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[l] at 7/27/15 7:05am
There's no going back for the rust belt, but there is wonder—and inspiration—in metaphor Read the rest

[Category: Feature]

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[l] at 7/27/15 6:06am

Here's just two of the many beautiful, serene GIF animations depicting life in Japan, by @1041uuu. [via Hacker News & designmadeinjapan]

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[Category: Image, gifs, Japan, pixel art]

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[l] at 7/27/15 6:05am


Automattic, WordPress's parent company, has a new transparency report that shows that they've bounced 43% of their 2015 copyright censorship demands for being frivolous or invalid. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, censorship, Copyfight, copyfraud, web theory]

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[l] at 7/27/15 5:48am

Olivia Coy reports on the stunning downfall of Neopets, a hugely-successful virtual pet community/game/toy line that was monetized so grossly and relentlessly it evaporated in a matter of hours after a site feature failed.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, garbage, neopets]

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[l] at 7/27/15 5:28am
Prune is a simple but elegant "digital bonsai" game. It's about trees stretching their limbs slowly toward the light, and how sometimes you must trim parts for the betterment of the whole. Read the rest

[Category: Post, mobile game of the week, offworld, prune]

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[l] at 7/27/15 5:25am

Tina Lin, compiling local police reports for The Andover Townsman of Massachussets, reports that "A caller from North Main Street reported at 12:38 p.m.

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[Category: Post, brisket, crime]

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[l] at 7/27/15 5:16am

pigeon

One Wes Charnock observed the mystery pigeon, depicted above in London newspaper Metro. Expert consensus is that it has been dyed, or is a tourist from Mauritius.

[Category: Post, pigeons]

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[l] at 7/27/15 5:11am
IMPACT Vox explains how the stout 1965 typeface became the text of choice for internet silliness: because is was included with Windows, and by the time anyone had a choice, "">the meme font had itself become a meme."

[Category: Post, fonts, memes]

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[l] at 7/27/15 5:02am

This cover of WoodKid's song is by Victorians, and with a video by Odislaw, is the perfect antidote to "Pixels." Can you list all the games that the hero from Karateka leaps through? Read the rest

[Category: Post, Games, music, retro]

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[l] at 7/27/15 4:49am

Images of celestial bodies are not typically photographed in the same way as, say, your cat. Wired's Jenna Garrett explains the complexity—and authenticity—of the technology that captures Pluto for our awestruck observation. Read the rest

[Category: Post, NASA, pluto]

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[l] at 7/27/15 4:38am
I've had an exceptionally good time of games the past week or so. It's been like crawling around inside other people's imaginations. Come along and hear about our best stuff lately! Read the rest

[Category: Post, best of, monday roundup, offworld]

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[l] at 7/27/15 4:23am

In 1985, Christopher Manson wrote and illustrated a book called Maze.  It really is a beautiful and unique piece of work.

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[Category: Post, books, maze]

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[l] at 7/26/15 10:44pm

"Bohemian dancing it's called, and these kids start dressing up where the 'teds' and 'weirdies' left off." (more…)

[Category: Video, beats, bohemian, dancing, hipsters]

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[l] at 7/26/15 10:26pm

"The Sheriff likes Stelly's restaurant. And so do I. The food here is good. And the folks are friendly. We're going to identify you, arrest you, and put you in a small cell. After that, I'm going to have a cheeseburger here, with fries and a coke." Read the rest

[Category: Video, crime, restaurant]

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[l] at 7/26/15 10:17pm
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Italian makeup artist Luca Luce paints incredible 3D illusions on his hands. Read the rest

[Category: Image, art, hands, makeup]

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[l] at 7/26/15 10:04pm

"His stuff was beloved, but it wasn't that he was beloved." (more…)

[Category: Video, apple, computers, documentary]

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[l] at 7/26/15 9:47pm

Nautic_2

This modern reinterpretation of Bicycle's classic #55 Nautic deck is quite lovely.

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[Category: Review, cards, magic]

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[l] at 7/26/15 9:42pm

Ethel, 31, is briefly distracted and confused by the presence of an observer. Drugs are not only debilitating, but so delicious that addicts will chew through syringes when injection becomes too time-consuming to satisfy their depraved urges.

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[Category: Post, drugs, stock art]

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[l] at 7/26/15 9:31pm

"Fingers Bloody Fingers," with Sabbath's Anthony Frank “Tony” Iommi, from The Complete History of Heavy Metal. (more…)

[Category: Video, animation, metal, music]

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[l] at 7/26/15 7:47pm
Wildly-popular card game Android: Netrunner has an exceptionally diverse and inviting lore and universe, but its community of players still has to push back against the social stereotypes of the traditional card game scene. Here's how they're doing it. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, card games, Community, diversity, LCG, leadfeature, netrunner, offworld]

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[l] at 7/26/15 11:54am

Learn from Field Experts with 1800+ Video Tutorials & Monthly Web Design Books ($79)

Please Note: Promotion available to new OSTraining customers only.

Read the rest

[Category: Image, shop]

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[l] at 7/26/15 11:49am

Meet the SKEYE Nano Drone ($34.99), the shockingly agile and tiny flying machine, perfect for airborne stunts (like figure 8s, banking turns, flips, etc) both indoors and out.

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[Category: Image, gift guide, shop]

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[l] at 7/26/15 11:37am

Score an Ultra-HD TV Plus Your Choice of a Roku 3, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV!

Feelin’ lucky? The ultimate entertainment room makeover is a sign-up away for one contestant, and the epic prize features Samsung’s impressive, highly-reviewed 50-Inch 4K LED TV!

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[Category: Image, shop]

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[l] at 7/26/15 11:33am
Go from Gamer to Game Coder with Stone River eLearning's Complete Training! Read the rest

[Category: Image, shop]

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[l] at 7/26/15 11:27am

Finding time to read isn't easy. Enter the “blink”: a convenient summary of a nonfiction book's key ideas. Blinkist Premium ($29.99) offers subscribers a library of nonfiction books each distilled into a series of "blinks," making it possible to absorb all of a work’s key points in about 15 minutes.

Read the rest

[Category: Image, Post, shop]

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[l] at 7/26/15 11:22am

We are giddy with excitement that Martin Olson and Olivia Olson are coming to our Weekend of Wonder in Southern California (September 18-20).

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[Category: Image, adventure time, Weekend of Wonder]

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[l] at 7/26/15 9:39am
nigelsdonuts

Dunkin' Donuts CEO Nigel Travis says it's just not fair that he makes $4800 an hour while his store employees make $15 an hour. To correct the situation, he thinks they should earn $12 an hour. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Jackasses]

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[l] at 7/25/15 3:13pm
The plain truth, courtesy of anchor John Potter of KTVN in Reno.

[Category: Post, amazon, cocks, walmart]

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[l] at 7/25/15 1:58pm
"There is no dark side of the Pluto really. Matter of fact it's all dark." Read the rest

[Category: Image, astronomy, new horizons, photoshop, photoshops, pink floyd, planetary science, pluto, shoops, Space, Weird]

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[l] at 7/25/15 1:24pm

“One nice thing about the Canary security is you catch little gems like this,” says Jeremy Husted. (more…)

[Category: Video, animals, cats, caturday, Funny, pets]

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[l] at 7/25/15 1:13pm

Today I remembered this video of Björk describing her television set. I love everything about this video - what she says, her hair and clothes, and how she talks. I think its from 1988.

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[Category: Post, bjork]

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[l] at 7/25/15 1:09pm
ss

A tumblog of greatness. Read the rest

[Category: Image, art, art history, tumblogs of greatness, tumblr]

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[l] at 7/25/15 9:52am

When we moved into our house in 1999, it came filled with stuff. There was an old lady who was retiring so she didn’t need to take the weed-whacker and snow-blower to the retirement home, so she just left everything and they were obviously people that loved really good perennial tools.

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[Category: Post, home tools]

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[l] at 7/25/15 5:27am


It's been 25 years since the zine BLT started, the early intersection of punk and and desktop publishing. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crowdfunding, Happy Mutants, kickstarter, Old school, publishing, punk, zines]

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[l] at 7/25/15 5:13am


In 1914, nudity was easy to imagine, but not gentlemen in public without hats. Read the rest

[Category: Post, fashion, futurism, Happy Mutants, illustration, Old school]

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[l] at 7/24/15 8:32pm

Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!

(more…)

[Category: Comic, Feature, brainrot, Hip Hop Family Tree]

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[l] at 7/24/15 6:10pm

Bunny Yeager was the nude photographer who discovered Bettie Page in 1954. She also took a lot of photos of herself, and Yeager's self-portraits and other work is now on display at Hollywood’s Gavlak Gallery in an exhibition titled “How I Photograph Myself.”

LA Mag has a gallery of some of Yeager's photos:

Having dedicated her life to photography and modeling, not to mention publishing 30 books on the subject (one of which shares a name with the Gavlak exhibition), Yeager had an influence on a generation of artist-photographers including Diane Arbus and Cindy Sherman.

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[Category: Post, bettie page, photography, pin-up]

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[l] at 7/24/15 5:16pm

driverFrom what I've heard, these "Curvy Lady" torso shaped screwdrivers were someone's bad idea, and now the person who ended up with them wants to unload all 20,000. Read the rest

[Category: Image, tools]

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[l] at 7/24/15 3:14pm
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Brooklyn-based artist Ray Bartkus painted an upside down mural on a building on the Šešupė River in Marijampole, Lithuania. The painting makes sense when seen reflected in the river's water. Read the rest

[Category: Image, art, street art]

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[l] at 7/24/15 2:44pm

My older daughter and I both like to sketch. We sometimes go the the Art Directors Guild's figure drawing sessions here in Los Angeles on Tuesday nights (only $10!) or we sit on the floor of her room and sketch whatever we want.

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[Category: Post, art, pencils]

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[l] at 7/24/15 2:42pm
CHuckDAlbums

Chuck D talks to Juxtapoz Magazine editor Evan Pricco: Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, design, music]

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[l] at 7/24/15 2:06pm

I like giraffes.

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[Category: Post, animal, giraffes]

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[l] at 7/24/15 2:03pm
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Rolling Stone's Gavin Edwards posted a list of ten experimental, outré, outside, or otherwise curious albums that the magazine's critics raved about in the 1970s. I know and love most of them, especially John Cale and Terry Riley's "Church of Anthrax" and "The Art Ensemble of Chicago With Fontella Bass," but several of the selections are totally new to me. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 1970s, music]

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[l] at 7/24/15 1:11pm

Warning: Not recommended. If you see stranded marine life, call your local fish and wildlife authority, or ask a marine biologist.

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[Category: Post, Video, fish, florida, marine biology, oceans, sharks]

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[l] at 7/24/15 1:02pm


Chrysler, whose Jeep Cherokees were demonstrated to be vulnerable to Internet-based attacks on their steering and brakes (as well as radios, air conditioning and other systems) has recalled 1.4M cars due to software vulnerabilities. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 1201, apollo, automotive, Business, Copyfight, dmca, infosec, security, war on general purpose computers]

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[l] at 7/24/15 12:59pm

vqGLbk “Our dog Buddy has become blind because of cataracts. My fiancé has made him this bumper harness so that he can confidently walk around the house without hurting himself!” (more…)

[Category: Video, blindness, craft, DIY, dogs, maker]

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[l] at 7/24/15 12:48pm

vocal-fry

"Vocal fry" is term used to describe the creaky sound some people make at the end of an utterance (especially by people from Southern California, and extra-especially by young women from Southern California). Read the rest

[Category: Post, language, life hacks]

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[l] at 7/24/15 12:44pm

It’s easier to understand what Makey Makey is by watching this video of it in action than by describing it, but I’ll give it a shot.

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[Category: Post, family, how-do]

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[l] at 7/24/15 12:43pm
vV8VnG

At least three people were injured today when a leopard entered a school in the southern Indian city of Chikmagalur, Karnataka. Read the rest

[Category: Post, big cats, india, jaguars, leopard, leopards, panthers, Weird]

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[l] at 7/24/15 12:26pm
Says Sploid, “This is so much cooler than seeing something poof and disappear away because we get to watch it slowly disintegrate into nothing. Read the rest

[Category: Post, automotive, bikes, cars, motorcycle, motorcycles]

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[l] at 7/24/15 12:03pm

Not funny

Not funny

Pretty funny. (Make your own milk splat here) [via]

[Category: Post, pranks]

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[l] at 7/24/15 11:19am
Pluto haze! In my brain. Lately, things, they don't seem the same. Read the rest

[Category: Post, astronomy, exoplanets, NASA, new horizons, planetary science, pluto, space flight, spaceflight]

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[l] at 7/24/15 11:10am
Randall Munroe has a hot take on the recent space news around Kepler 452-B and Pluto. (more…)

[Category: Post, astronomy, kepler, NASA, new horizons, planetary science, pluto, Science, Space, space exploration, space flight, spaceflight]

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[l] at 7/24/15 11:02am
It may be 'shopped, and we can tell by the pixels, but it's just the most beautiful image of Pluto mankind has ever seen. Read the rest

[Category: Post, aerospace, astronomy, NASA, new horizons, planetary science, pluto, Science, Space, space exploration, spaceflight]

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[l] at 7/24/15 10:54am

Dave Asprey, the far-out biohacker and self-experimenter who skeptics love to hate, just got $9 million to build coffee shops that sell "Bulletproof Coffee," which is mold-free coffee blended with unsalted grass fed butter and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, biohacking, self-experimentation]

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[l] at 7/24/15 10:44am
The white male shooter who attacked movie theater patrons in Louisiana appears to have been a Christian Tea Party member who supported Westboro Baptist Church. Read the rest

[Category: Post, gun violence, gunman, gunmen, guns, Lafayette, louisiana, mass shooting, mass shootings, rampage killer, rampage shootings]

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[l] at 7/24/15 10:44am

Jamaica now has the third-longest copyright term in the world, and the term extension has been imposed retrospectively, all the way back to works created in 1962, the year ska burst on the public scene.

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[Category: Post, Copyfight, corruption, eff, jamaica, law, term extension]

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[l] at 7/24/15 10:39am

King Salman of Saudi Arabia is taking a three-week vacation on the French Riviera, and he's bringing along an entourage of 1,000 people.

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[Category: Post, royals]

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[l] at 7/24/15 10:33am

The State of Georgia claims that its statutes are a copyrighted work, and that rogue archivist Carl Malamud and public.resource.org committed an act of piracy by making the laws of Georgia free for all to see and copy. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Copyfight, georgia, law, public resource, transparency, usausausa]

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[l] at 7/24/15 10:15am

Cyd Maurer, a former news anchor in Oregon, was fired from her job because she tested positive for marijuana. She was required to take a urine test after getting into a fender bender while driving a company car.

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[Category: Video, bongbong]

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[l] at 7/24/15 10:13am


An explosion on Sat at a National Institute of Standards and Technology lab in Gaithersburg, MD threw a blast-shield 25' -- investigators found "pseudoephedrine, drain cleaner, and a recipe for meth" in the wreckage. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cops, corruption, drugs, explosions, nist]

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[l] at 7/24/15 10:05am

Your smartphone was designed to deliver as much value as possible to its manufacturer, carrier and OS vendor, leaving behind the smallest amount of value possible while still making it a product that you'd be willing to pay for and use. Read the rest

[Category: Video, 1201, Business, Copyfight, Innovation, makers, media lab, mit, mobile, telcoms, videos]

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[l] at 7/24/15 9:48am


London Metropolitan Police anti-terror squad had refused to make any comment on whether they were investigating the reporters who broke the Snowden story for two years, but now a court has ordered them to answer -- and they've copped to it. Read the rest

[Category: Post, authoritarianism, censorship, chilling effects, corruption, gwot, Journalism, london, met, police, snowden, spooks, transparency, uk, ukpoli]

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[l] at 7/24/15 9:44am


London Metropolitan Police anti-terror squad had refused to make any comment on whether they were investigating the reporters who broke the Snowden story for two years, but now a court has ordered them to answer -- and they've copped to it. Read the rest

[Category: Post, authoritarianism, censorship, chilling effects, corruption, gwot, Journalism, london, met, police, snowden, spooks, transparency, uk, ukpoli]

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[l] at 7/24/15 9:42am

Adult film star Kayla-Jane Danger, SFX guy Todd Devlin and porn producer Seth Beard skinned a mannequin with sex toys, hooker boots and other stuff from a sex shop to create the 7' tall Darth Vibrader, which will adorn the offices of Wood Rocket, an LA-based porn studio.

[Category: Post, Video, fanac, Gadgets, Happy Mutants, Sex, star wars, videos]

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[l] at 7/24/15 9:29am
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Driving past a Chicago cemetery at night, Julia Graham and her husband were "freaked out" when they noticed a clown who climbed the 7-foot gate and "waved slowly" at them as they took photos.

"I mean, this was somebody putting forth a lot of effort — and being really weird,” Graham told CBS Chicago.

TV news report below:

[Category: Post, clown, clowns, creepy]

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[l] at 7/24/15 9:18am

Long before the infamous Pepsi commercial, Michael Jackson and his brothers pitched breakfast cereal! (more…)

[Category: Video, advertising, cereal, music, television]

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[l] at 7/24/15 9:10am

Let the butt-dialer beware. If you unwittingly call someone on your phone, that person has the legal right to listen to your conversation with other people.

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[Category: Post, privacy]

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[l] at 7/24/15 8:53am
stock-photo-cat-feel-lonely-180058235

Shutterstock, a stock photo services that sells images for ads, marketing materials, and the like, analyzed 500 million downloads to see what emotions their customers want to convey. Image above, "Cat feel lonely," from the "Sadness" collection. Read the rest

[Category: Post, emotion, photography]

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[l] at 7/24/15 8:46am
There's a feeling about old arcade games: The weirdness, the mystery, the sense of intimate congress with a machine. You can't imitate that through 'pixel art' alone, and this fun suite of virtual cartridges gets it exactly right. You'll want to collect them all. Read the rest

[Category: Post, arcade, farfin, offworld, play it now]

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[l] at 7/24/15 8:24am


Matt Locke writes, "It's the 30th anniversary of the .uk domain this week, so here's an oral history of the internet pioneers who made it happen, and how they fought with the US internet gurus to make it .uk, not .gb" Read the rest

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[l] at 7/24/15 8:23am

hulkhogan

Gawker drops the other shoe and rams it rather hard up his nasty, racist, evidently stupid ass. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/24/15 7:26am
trumpdump

Reason and incredulity crossed the face of Donald J. Trump, magnate and Republican presidential candidate; a terrifying orgasm of facial muscles and disused emotions.

"I'm a big fan of the police. They need to be given back their power. But this guy was overly aggressive."

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[l] at 7/24/15 7:14am
You're a totally different person now than you were then, and now there's probably some things you kind of want to explain to them, lingering memories you still feel bad about, things like that. Read the rest

[Category: Post, conversations we have in my head, interactive fiction, offworld, squinky, vignettes]

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[l] at 7/24/15 7:08am

Where do you start? Kubrick? Malick? Bay? [via Jason Kottke]

kurosawa

[Category: Post, movies]

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[l] at 7/24/15 6:25am

Young & Strange, the magic double act of comedy magicians Richard Young and Sam Strange, hijacked a live Sky News broadcast with Ashish Joshi in Westminster.

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[l] at 7/24/15 5:59am

Also wrong: vertical video.

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[l] at 7/24/15 5:55am

Parent-child bonding, done so right.

[Category: Post, beatles, family, guitar, parenting, teenagers]

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[l] at 7/24/15 5:55am

Who can resist babies that bOING! bOING!?

[Category: Post, babies, baby, dance]

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[l] at 7/24/15 5:54am

Young & Strange, the magic double act of comedy magicians Richard Young and Sam Strange, hijacked a live Sky News broadcast with Ashish Joshi in Westminster.

[Category: Post, magic]

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[l] at 7/24/15 5:52am

IBM-model-m

If anyone may claim that title, it is probably Princeton University IT manager Brandon Ermita, who "finds, buys, rebuilds, and then sells IBM Model M keyboards to nostalgic, discerning geeks."

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/24/15 5:45am
Life will find a way. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/24/15 5:40am

The driver was unharmed in the drop, reports Yahoo News, but broke his ribs and punctured a lung climbing out the water. (more…)

[Category: Post, bridges, cars]

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[l] at 7/24/15 5:17am
bezos_surpriseAmazon's value on the stock market surged past Walmart's last night—a long-expected sign of changing times that will nonetheless generate a lot of pageviews today. market_value__amazon-com_walmart__chartbuilder

[Category: Post, amazon]

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[l] at 7/24/15 4:28am
sls-70mt-dac3-prelaunch-night-cam-r3-uhr2

NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) is about to go into full-scale fabrication after a detailed review. SLS Block 1, which just passed a design review milestone, will go to an asteroid placed in lunar orbit, and eventually to Mars. Read the rest

[Category: Post, enginnering, Mars, NASA, rocket science, Space, space exploration, Space Launch System]

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[l] at 7/24/15 4:28am
Rainbow-Chapel-COORDINATION-ASIA-10-600x900

This Rainbow Chapel at the Shanghai Museum of Glass was created for events like weddings, but a visit might make any day feel special. Read the rest

[Category: Post, architecture, construction, design, shanghai, stained glass]

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[l] at 7/24/15 4:28am
Clouds darken and gather before they unleash fury onto wind-swept plains in The Chase, a remarkable new film by Mike Olbinski. Prepare for a memorable journey. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, film, frankenstorms, photography, storm, storm chasers, storms, time-lapse, weather]

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[l] at 7/24/15 4:28am
Don't watch if you're sensitive to strobes, but otherwise check out these interesting periodic patterns which appear in strobe-lit materials excited by sound waves. (more…)

[Category: Post, Video, cymatics, light, Science, sound, strobe, video]

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[l] at 7/24/15 4:14am

I can't stop watching this. It has deactivated me. (Previously)

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[l] at 7/24/15 4:14am
Well, this little "The Old Man and the Sea" adaptation, starring brawny arm-wrestlers with fish heads, is brilliant. Read the rest

[Category: Post, ernest hemingway, fish wrestling, offworld, play it now, stubborn guy stuff, the old man club]

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[l] at 7/23/15 11:42pm

Cosby warns against the use of downers, from the Grammy-winning album "Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs," released in 1971. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Bill Cosby, drugs, Entertainment, music]

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[l] at 7/23/15 10:35pm
michael-jackson-jar-jar-binks-star-wars

Makes sense. Ahmed Best, the voice of Jar Jar Binks, tells the story: Read the rest

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[l] at 7/23/15 10:02pm
image.adapt.990.high.antiabortioncamp25.1437704731365

For nearly two decades, Christian ministry "Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust" has held a summer camp in southern California where high schoolers and college students learn to be anti-choice activists. Read the rest

[Category: Post, abortion]

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[l] at 7/23/15 9:29pm

This high school baseball player in Japan sure has panache at the plate! (more…)

[Category: Video, baseball, sports]

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[l] at 7/23/15 9:06pm
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Experimental musician Don Joyce, a key member of collage sound collective Negativland, has died at age 71. Joyce was a committed copyfight activist and artist who coined the phrase "culture jamming." Read the rest

[Category: Post, Copyfight, music]

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[l] at 7/23/15 4:21pm
When I set out to research the out-of-control harassment problem in gamer culture, I never dreamed my mother would be caught up in the middle of it all. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, gamergate, swattings]

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[l] at 7/23/15 2:50pm

Taschen's retrospective, LeRoy Grannis: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s, is a big, beautiful book of surf photography from one of the pioneers in the field.

Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/23/15 2:46pm


Elly writes, "We're running a Kickstarter to try to give the feminist-bicycle-scifi-about-zombies genre a big leg up." Read the rest

[Category: Post, bikes, books, crowdfunding, feminism, Happy Mutants, kickstarter, publishing, science fiction, zombies]

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[l] at 7/23/15 1:54pm

actual-speed

Thanks to a patent troll, dildos won't be allowed to have sex with fleshlights! Annalee Newitz at Gizmodo delivers the bad news: Read the rest

[Category: Post, sex toys, teledildonics]

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[l] at 7/23/15 1:53pm
There were shows 6 nights a week. The theater was my home. Read the rest

[Category: Post, comedy, memories, Personal]

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[l] at 7/23/15 1:45pm
Just when you'd forgotten about all that leaked radiation. Read the rest

[Category: Post, botany, disaster, flowers, fukushima, Japan, nuclear, nuclear disasters, plants, tohoku, Tokyo, tsunami]

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[l] at 7/23/15 1:35pm

wayfarer

A couple of weeks ago I bought a 4-pack of normcore reading glasses, which are fine, but I just found out about these Ray-Ban Wayfarer knock-off reading glasses. I've been wearing Ray-Ban Wayfarer knock-off prescription glasses since the 1980s, and I love them, so I also bought a 5-pack of these reading glasses on Amazon for $18.

[Category: Image, eyewear]

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[l] at 7/23/15 1:30pm

UPDATE: NOT A LEMUR NOT A PANTHER NOT A GAME SHOW BUT IT MIGHT BE A BEAR

According to Boing Boing reader Malcom Bell: "ItteQ is a travel show and this is a one-off.

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[l] at 7/23/15 1:23pm
Chinese art-provocateur whose work so very consistently pisses off the Chinese government, says he was given back his passport this week after being barred from traveling abroad since he was detained in 2011 in Beijing. Read the rest

[Category: Post, ai weiwei, art, asia, aww, beijing, china, chinese, hong kong, politics, pranks, pranksters]

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[l] at 7/23/15 1:03pm


127.0.0.1 is the "loopback" address for your Internet stack, the address you tell your computer to visit when you want it to talk to itself. Read the rest

[Category: Post, censorship, Copyfight, derpb, dmca, france, universal]

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[l] at 7/23/15 12:20pm

Steve Mould's colored flashlights (sometimes called "coloured torches" in distant lands) are useful props in this excellent 5-minute lecture on color mixing. I learned that magenta is not a color. Rather, it is the absence of green.

magenta

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[Category: Post, biology, color, physics]

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[l] at 7/23/15 12:01pm

The bottoms of your feet contain blood vessels right below the skin surface. When exposed to cool air, this will lower your body temperature, making you sleepy. So stick a foot (or both) out of the covers and sleep better.

But, as one YouTuber points out, "what if the monster eats my foot away? feet

[Category: Post, life hacks, sleep]

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[l] at 7/23/15 11:19am

Chris Colin, co-author of What to Talk About: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss's Boss has simple suggestion for extricating yourself from a small-talk conversation you no longer what to have.

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[Category: Post, life hacks]

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[l] at 7/23/15 11:04am

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Hackers seeking to bring down undercover dating website Ashely Madison have released personal data for two of its anonymous, affair-seeking users. Read the rest

[Category: Post, ashley madison, hack]

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[l] at 7/23/15 10:41am

Pumpkins blush with shame when they watch this video. [h/t Richard]

[Category: Post, carving, fruit, pumpkin]

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[l] at 7/23/15 10:23am

When a drunk man on Siberia Airlines Flight 546 from Hong Kong to Vladivostok began loudly insulting other passengers, a group of men knocked him to the ground and tied him up with seat belts and tape. He was greeted by cheerful police when the planed landed in Vladivostok.

[Category: Post, Jackasses]

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[l] at 7/23/15 10:23am

When I need to tighten my glasses, or put batteries in a children's toy, I can never find a tiny screwdriver.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, review, tools]

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[l] at 7/23/15 10:09am
In 2004 William Shatner released a sprechstimme album called Has Been, which included a cover version of Pulp's "Common People," with backing vocals by Joe Jackson. Read the rest

[Category: Post, star trek]

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[l] at 7/23/15 9:57am

A 16-year-old boy was prohibited form video-recording his own pat-down at New Orleans airport -- something explicitly allowed by the TSA -- and when he recorded his father's pat-down, the TSA supervisor at his checkpoint called the police on him. Read the rest

[Category: Video, authoritarianism, aviation, christ what an asshole, corruption, Kids, nola, parenting, security theater, transparency, tsa, usausausa]

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[l] at 7/23/15 9:51am


Abel Gonzales Jr was raised by Tex-Mex restaurateurs, and began his career as God of the deep fryer out of necessity, when he was desperate to come up with a dish for the Texas State Fair's Big Tex Choice Award, and all he had was a fryer. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 420, Cooking, Food, makers, not food, obesity, recipes, texas, usausausa]

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[l] at 7/23/15 9:49am

Air fresheners, rosaries, and pro-police car stickers give cops a justifiable reason to pull over a car, ruled the Fifth Circuit US Court of Appeals. The ruling was based on a 2011 Texas case in which a police officer pulled over a car that had those items on display. The officer suspected the occupants were transporting drugs. The officer search the car and didn't find drugs, but he found cash, which he confiscated. The driver was sent to jail. Read the rest

[Category: Post, asset forfeiture]

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[l] at 7/23/15 9:30am

Mike is a good juggler, and when his kids expressed an interest in learning how to juggle, he made some kid-size juggling balls out of balloons and rice.

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[Category: Post, family, how-do, juggling]

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[l] at 7/23/15 9:22am
Space truth, more awesome than fiction. Read the rest

[Category: Post, astronomy, exoplanets, kepler, Kepler-452b, NASA, planetary science, planets, Science, Space, space exploration, terraforming]

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[l] at 7/23/15 9:21am

South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul is tired of professional makeup artists being unprepared to work with darker skin tones. Read the rest

[Category: Post, fashion, instagram, modeling, skin tone]

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[l] at 7/23/15 9:09am

Cities in the south such as Montgomery, Ala., Memphis, Tenn., and Richmond, Va., dominate the higher reaches of the list, but you just can't hold down Philly.

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[Category: Post, diseases, maps, Phlamydia]

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[l] at 7/23/15 8:43am
trump

Washington HATES this. The Hill: "Pressed on whether he would run as a third-party candidate if he fails to clinch the GOP nomination, Trump said that “so many people want me to, if I don’t win.” “I’ll have to see how I’m being treated by the Republicans,” Trump said. “Absolutely, if they’re not fair, that would be a factor.”"

[Category: Post, politics, trump, trump.gif]

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[l] at 7/23/15 8:38am

icelandGarðar Ólafsson has been "around Iceland the last few months" shooting video. The results are spectacular, even by the high standards of Iceland Vimeo. Bonus points are awarded for not using Sigur Rós as the soundtrack.

[Category: Post, Video, iceland]

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[l] at 7/23/15 8:28am
As I write this, one of the city pigeons that has cruelly overtaken our little bird feeder is cooing in a raw, almost threatening way. I guess you ought to check out this game. Read the rest

[Category: Post, dating, offworld, oh god make the pigeon stop, pigeon dating, pigeons, visual novels]

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[l] at 7/23/15 8:17am
Emil Kozole created Seen, a font that cleverly redacts certain words as you type—a clever automatic ligature hack. It comes in three cuts, with varying degrees of censorship. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/23/15 8:12am

The show is called Sekai No Hate Made Itteq! (translated: Riddles at the Ends of the Earth!)

bear

[Category: Post, bears, Delightful Creatures, games shows]

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[l] at 7/23/15 8:08am

After a sandwich was callously stolen by a seagull in Somerset, England, police not only refused to investigate but told the victim he was WASTING their time.

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[Category: Post, crime]

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[l] at 7/23/15 7:51am

The world's first psychedelic computer is three decades old.

amiga

[Category: Post, amiga]

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[l] at 7/23/15 7:06am
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Jim Dalrymple loves Apple, but is done with their music streaming service. Read the rest

[Category: Post, apple music]

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[l] at 7/23/15 5:20am
If'n y'all got raised in the heartland, y'all know this here's corn maze cuttin' season! The good folks down to Dull's got one-a them newfangled drones to get all the goings on. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, corn, corn maze, design, DRONE, maize, maze]

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[l] at 7/23/15 5:20am
YouTuber Harrisen Howes made the mistake of letting a drunk friend crash his drone on a neighbor's roof. Solution? Use a new drone to save the old one. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, cool, DIY, don't drink and drone, DRONE, maker, necessity is the mother of invention, no drone left behind, video]

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[l] at 7/23/15 5:19am
In case you missed it, Wilco is offering its ninth album Star Wars free on iTunes and Amazon for a limited time. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, album, documentary, download, film, free, music, songs, star wars, wilco]

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[l] at 7/23/15 5:19am
All the shots of Claire running from dinosaurs in high heels in Jurassic World led to this much-deserved sendup that puts high heels on everyone in the series. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, Funny, high heels, Jurassic Par, Jurassic World, parody, satire, shoes, video]

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[l] at 7/23/15 5:17am

Wait for it. (Or just look at the GIF)

[Category: Post, Video, videos]

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[l] at 7/23/15 5:14am
Shark03

The kids of Riverdale have to take on a Sharknado: a storm that unites Betty and Veronica like never before and leaves Moose realizing that Reggie isn't that bad of guy.

The comic's special effects are more convincing than the movie's, I'll give it that. Shark04

[Category: Post, archie, Book, books, Comic Book, shark, sharks]

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[l] at 7/23/15 5:11am

Denver feels about ear medicine the way I feel about eye-drops.

[Category: Post, Video, dog, medicine]

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[l] at 7/23/15 2:19am


Peer review and replication are critical to the scientific method, but in medical trials, a combination of pharma company intransigence and scientists' fear of being pilloried for human error means that the raw data that we base life-or-death decisions upon is routinely withheld, meaning that the errors lurk undetected in the data for years -- and sometimes forever. Read the rest

[Category: Post, alltrials, corruption, open access, pharma, Science, scientific method, statistics, transparency]

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[l] at 7/23/15 1:28am

The People V. Disneyland: How Lawsuits & Lawyers Transformed the Magic is the latest from David Koenig, who wrote the excellent Mouse Tales books of true confessions from Disneyland staffers. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, books, Disney, Happy Mutants, History, law, themepunks]

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[l] at 7/22/15 11:25pm

"It's a uramaki sushi roll filled with spicy salmon tartare then topped (with) a unique mango agar gel." (MakeSushi)

mGzZWR

[Category: Video, Food, sushi]

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[l] at 7/22/15 11:10pm
boa.ngsversion.912513478ab16954b93f579a58744fa6.adapt.1190.1

Since we were kids, we've been taught that a boa constrictor wraps itself around its prey and suffocate it. A new study suggests that's incorrect. Read the rest

[Category: Post, animals, snakes]

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[l] at 7/22/15 10:50pm
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Wonderful examples of pareidolia, the fun psychological phenomenon of seeing a familiar pattern or shape (like a face) when none exists. Read the rest

[Category: Image]

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[l] at 7/22/15 10:40pm
smoking-street_3381879b

After Donald Ryding, 58, suffered a heart attack, he told his wife Julie that he had quit smoking. He was proven a fibber though when Julie saw a Google Street View image of Donald sneaking a puff on their of their driveway in Merseyside, England. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cigarettes, google, smoking, street view, surveillance]

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[l] at 7/22/15 10:25pm

Zeus is pissed. (more…)

[Category: Video, lightning, Nature, storms, weather]

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[l] at 7/22/15 10:10pm
Intervention 2016, the terrific conference about indie online creativity, from comics to blogs to makers, happens again August 14-16 just outside Washington DC in Rockville, MD! Read the rest

[Category: Post, conference, indie, maker]

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[l] at 7/22/15 6:17pm

Nihilist Arby's

Follow it here.

[Category: Image, arbys, fast food, nilihism, philosophy, twitter]

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[l] at 7/22/15 6:09pm

The legendary Taiwanese Animators boil down the chaos over at Gawker, which fired a lurid expose of an underserving media executive at an internet that's grown tired of that sort of thing.

A1XdSAx

[Category: Post, gawker]

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[l] at 7/22/15 5:10pm
trump

Donald Trump earns roughly $250,000 per speech, and owes $265 million (maybe more) in debt. Read the rest

[Category: Post, donald trump, election, elections, politics, presidential elections, trump]

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[l] at 7/22/15 5:04pm
The winds shifted in Uber's favor after a little help from the state's governor. Read the rest

[Category: Post, new york, new york city, nyc, transportation, uber]

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[l] at 7/22/15 4:56pm

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You can teach a dog to fistbump. It appears that you cannot actually teach a cat to do so. (more…)

[Category: Post, animals, cats, dogs, gifs, pets]

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[l] at 7/22/15 4:45pm
vMZbBP

“Drop the cup, ma'am.” (more…)

[Category: Post, Funny, Kids, youtube]

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[l] at 7/22/15 4:40pm
Today's launch was a good one. Read the rest

[Category: Post, astronauts, baikonur, international space station, Kazakhstan, NASA, Soyuz, space exporation, space flight, space station]

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[l] at 7/22/15 3:02pm

My taste in clothes is simple. I usually wear blue denim Levis, Native Jefferson rubber shoes without socks, and plain T-shirts.

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[Category: Post, Clothes]

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[l] at 7/22/15 2:56pm

Last night, the Texas Board of Public Safety released what it claimed was the complete dashcam video of the arrest of Sandra Bland.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/22/15 1:56pm
chic_2

A 26-year-old Pennsylvania man with a history of making bogus emergency calls to 911 dispatchers recently complained of chest pains so he could ask medics to help him fix his air conditioner. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Funny, gentlemen, pennsylvania, police, Weird]

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[l] at 7/22/15 1:37pm
His current best guess is that "Nessie" is just a large catfish. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Cryptozoology, loch ness monster, Monsters, nessie]

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[l] at 7/22/15 1:25pm
emo

My emoji choice for this entertainment news would have to be “poop” or “frown.”

Read the rest

[Category: Post, animation, emoji, emoticons, Entertainment, film, movies, sony, Sony Pictures]

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[l] at 7/22/15 1:19pm

A classic from 2011: the entertaining Amy Walker demonstrates regional accents in the US from east-to-west, plus a few job-related accents.

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[Category: Post, accents]

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[l] at 7/22/15 1:13pm
As you traverse a sparse, meditative desert, you collect the fragments of a strange memoir murmuring against the air, drawing you ever closer to the stark shape of a great pyramid. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/22/15 12:53pm
A sponsored sneak peek of a new graphic biography of the late Apple founder and chief executive. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, steve jobs]

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[l] at 7/22/15 12:53pm

Funny 2012 video from Cracked. (Thanks, LDoBe!)

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[Category: Post, Ayn Rand, scientology]

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[l] at 7/22/15 12:37pm

Good news for people with life-threatening allergies who need to carry around EpiPen injectors. A new auto-injector is coming that is smaller and has a longer shelf life. It's called Abiliject. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/22/15 12:21pm
Loneguman

Conspiracy theorists/hackers/'zinesters The Lone Gunmen are returning to The X-Files for the six new episodes premiering on January 24, 2016. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Entertainment, television, x-files]

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[l] at 7/22/15 11:54am

Authorities are asking people in Florida to refrain from shooting and eating armadillos, and to resist the urge to handle them or keep them for pets, because they are responsible for a leprosy outbreak in the state.

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[Category: Post, armadillos, Delightful Creatures, leprosy]

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[l] at 7/22/15 11:37am

Two worlds, a futuristic dystopian city, and a dense, dreamy forest realm with a mysterious stone temple in it. Two reoccurring sigils, an eye inside of a 7-pointed star and a square inside of a square.

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[Category: Post, books]

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[l] at 7/22/15 11:34am

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Authorities in Oklahoma are fighting new legislation designed to address abuses of civil asset forfeiture. And for good reason – the authorities enjoy the money and property they steal from innocent people and are angry that someone is threatening to yank their snouts out of the trough. Read the rest

[Category: Post, asset forfeiture, Government corruption]

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[l] at 7/22/15 11:29am
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Influential cartoonist Tom Moore, who drew Archie from 1953 to the late 1980s, has died. He was 86. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, Comics]

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[l] at 7/22/15 11:12am
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Researchers developed an anti-poaching system for Rhinos that integrates a camera embedded in the rhino's horn with a GPS and heart rate monitors that switch on the camera and guide authorities to the animal's location. Read the rest

[Category: Post, africa, animals, conservation, poachers, rhinos]

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[l] at 7/22/15 10:51am

Stephen Colbert's new Late Show gig doesn't start till September, so what's he doing in the meantime? According to this game released by his official website, the answer is "stumbling into a closet." Read the rest

[Category: Post, colbert report, offworld, stephen colbert, Twine, twine games]

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[l] at 7/22/15 10:21am

George Simolaris, a selectman in Billerica, Massachusetts, is in trouble with the law for repainting six faded crosswalks in his town.

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[Category: Post, central services]

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[l] at 7/22/15 10:06am

Udacity created an infographic about different programming languages, showing their popularity over time, their applications, and the average salary one might expect from becoming proficient in one of the languages.

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[Category: Post, family, programming]

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[l] at 7/22/15 9:41am
Your tires? I want to PUMP! THEM UP! Read the rest

[Category: Post, automotive, car hacks, cars, DIY, Gadgets, life hacks, maker, Reviews, shopping]

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[l] at 7/22/15 9:38am

Ravens are intelligent, better talkers than some parrots, roam in teenage gangs, and get high by rubbing chewed up ants on their feathers.

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[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures]

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[l] at 7/22/15 9:23am

barry-bonds

The Department of Justice has given up their decade long chase of baseball superstar Barry Bonds. Bonds remains the greatest baseball player I have ever seen.

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[Category: Post, barry bonds, baseball]

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[l] at 7/22/15 9:19am
I paid $65 for this compact, tough and powerful device, and expect to save over $430 a year in gas costs by using it. Read the rest

[Category: Post, automotive, car hacks, cars, DIY, Gadgets, life hacks, maker, Reviews, shopping]

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[l] at 7/22/15 8:09am

Congrats, Ed!

Such is the attention to authenticity Piskor pours into his richly detailed and thoroughly researched series–he only includes anecdotes if he can find “corroborating evidence,” he stresses.

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[Category: Post, ed piskor]

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[l] at 7/22/15 8:00am

I wrote about sf writer and historian Ada Palmer's music before -- heart-stoppingly beautiful music about space and Icelandic gods -- and now's your chance to help bring more of it to life. Read the rest

[Category: Video, crowdfunding, fantasy, Happy Mutants, kickstarter, music, science fiction]

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[l] at 7/22/15 7:59am

Last night, the Texas Board of Public Safety released what it claimed was the complete dashcam video of the arrest of Sandra Bland.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/22/15 7:46am


Though his time is mostly spent whispering in politicians' ears, David L. Cohen narrowly escapes the contours of the highly specialized, counterintuitive US statutory definition of a lobbyist. Read the rest

[Category: Post, comcast, corruption, lobbyist, not lobbyist, telcoms]

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[l] at 7/22/15 7:41am

After a dispute with its driver, a gentleman in Florida disembarked a bus and headbutted it. He was rendered unconscious by the attack, but not long enough to be arrested. Read the rest

[Category: Post, buses, crimes]

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[l] at 7/22/15 7:26am

Consider yourself warned, primates. [via Arbroath]

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[Category: Video, squirrels, towels]

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[l] at 7/22/15 7:19am

Curious cows gathered around a lost seal pup led rescuers to find the orphaned, 5-day-old mammal, reports BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

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[Category: Post, cows, hassle, seals]

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[l] at 7/22/15 7:10am

Here's a new second-amendment thing for America to fight about: drones equipped with remote-ly controlled firearms! Is it legal? Is it stupid?

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[Category: Post, guns]

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[l] at 7/22/15 7:08am

Last week, they were pixel art. Now, Pluto moons Nix and Hydra have taken shape—and what lovely shapes they are!

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/22/15 6:38am

The Tim Roth-starring biopic of Sepp Blatter, president of comically corrupt soccer body FIFA, is shrouded in mystery. Partly, this is because no-one's watched it.

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[Category: Post, fifa]

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[l] at 7/22/15 6:22am

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According to the Federal Trade Commission, the privacy-protecting firm Lifelock has failed to adhere to the terms of a 2010 settlement to improve its ability to protect personal data. Read the rest

[Category: Post, lifelock]

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[l] at 7/22/15 6:15am
With dimensions of 80x80 pixels, the F21 Thread Screen won't be challenging 4K on the resolution front. But it looks beautiful, writes Tim Moynihan, scraping Instagram feeds, downsizing images, and rendering them in spinning spools of color. Read the rest

[Category: Post, color]

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[l] at 7/22/15 6:07am

The Slow Mo Guys popped a six-foot water balloon after Dan struggled valiantly to squeeze inside. It's equal parts hilarity and suspense as the inevitable pop gets closer. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, balloon, fun, Funny, slow motion, video, water balloon]

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[l] at 7/22/15 6:07am

Dancer Silvia Pavone combined hula hoops and abstract projected animation to create a mesmerizing performance on The John Bishop Show. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, art, choreography, dancing, hula hoop, John Bishop, motion graphics, Silvia Pavone, video]

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[l] at 7/22/15 6:07am

Take a few minutes to let your stress melt away with this gorgeous film about a Japanese ascetic who pursues awakening via Shugendō in a secluded mountain retreat. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, film, Japan, kumano, Shugendo, video]

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[l] at 7/22/15 6:06am

You'll always have time for breakfast once you learn how to cook an egg in just three seconds, thanks to this helpful video. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, comedy, Cooking, egg, Funny, hotwo, life pro tip, lpt, protip, video]

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[l] at 7/22/15 4:35am


The Washington Post editorial board lost its mind and called on the National Academy of Sciences to examine "the conflict" over whether crypto backdoors can be made safe: the problem is, there's no conflict. Read the rest

[Category: Post, backdoors, corruption, crypto, crypto wars, fbi, infosec, privacy, security, spooks, usausausa]

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[l] at 7/21/15 10:24pm
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In Glenn Barr's new show at Cotton Candy Machine gallery in Brooklyn, you'll see his excellent seedy noir interpretations of Wilma Flintstone (above) and Judy Jetson (below), among other gorgeous new paintings. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, cartoons, flintstones, Jetsons, television]

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[l] at 7/21/15 9:55pm

Nigel Richards of Christchurch, New Zealand won the French-language Scrabble world championship yet he doesn't actually speak the language. Richards, a former US and World Scrabble Champ simply studied the dictionary for a couple months.

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[Category: Post, french, game, language, scrabble]

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[l] at 7/21/15 9:35pm
screenshot

Taiwanese med-tech firm Admits hopes to get FDA approval to bring its iPad-based livestock sperm analyzer to the US for at-home human fertility testing. Read the rest

[Category: Post, fertility, ipad, Sex]

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[l] at 7/21/15 9:09pm
Florence Pinkney, 48, facing a judge in 1955 after being convicted of manslaughter for shooting her husband: "I'm sorry. It won't happen again." (more…)

[Category: Post, apology, crime, murder]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:56pm
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Dean Vipond was asked to explain his job as a graphic designer to a class of four- and five-year-olds. Read the rest

[Category: Post, design, graphic design, typography]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:39pm
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This black bear ate a 20-pound bag of dog food out of a garage in Seminole County, Florida and fell into a food coma right on the homeowner's lawn. Read the rest

[Category: Image, animals, bears]

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[l] at 7/21/15 6:45pm


EFF's executive director, the wonderful Cindy Cohn, will host a Q&A before a night of outstanding comedy and improv. Read the rest

[Category: Image, Post, chicago, clubs, comedy, eff, events, Happy Mutants]

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[l] at 7/21/15 6:37pm

The author of spectacular novels (my favorite is Book of Daniel, which crosses a fictionalized life of Abbie Hoffman with a fictionalized account of the Rosenbergs) and outstanding critical essays (I still can't get The Creators out of my mind) was 84 (no relation). Read the rest

[Category: Post, books, obits, writing]

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[l] at 7/21/15 6:03pm
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Bill Cosby's Fat Albert learns an important lesson about improper behavior on a date. Read the rest

[Category: Comic, Feature, tomthedancingbug]

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[l] at 7/21/15 5:14pm
This is a great Reddit thread. Read the rest

[Category: Post, #blacklivesmatter, black lives matter, eli5, explainers, human rights, racism, reddit]

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[l] at 7/21/15 4:46pm
Manipulating sound can transform our experience of food and drink, making stale potato chips taste fresh, adding the sensation of cream to black coffee, or boosting the savory, peaty notes in whiskey. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Podcast, Food] [Link to media]

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[l] at 7/21/15 4:34pm

“Real reform will require changing the way campaigns are funded — moving from large-dollar private funding to small-dollar public funding,” writes professor Lawrence Lessig in a New York Times op-ed today.

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[Category: Post, campaign finance, corruption, elections, finance, lessig, politics, presidential election]

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[l] at 7/21/15 4:16pm
unicorn_riding_rainbow_by_k_rui-d3lmuln By Deviantartist k-rui. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bong bong, cute, gifs, rainbows, unicorns]

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[l] at 7/21/15 4:03pm
The Texas Department of Public Safety has just released what is said to be a complete and unedited police dashcam video recording of the arrest of Sandra Bland. An altercation begins around 9 minutes in.

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[Category: Post, bad cops, black lives matter, police, police abuse, police state, sandra bland, texas]

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[l] at 7/21/15 3:06pm
The artist was born in 1960, in Krakow, Poland. Read the rest

[Category: Image, art, drawing, drawings, fine arts, poland, polish, Wojtek Kowalczyk]

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[l] at 7/21/15 3:06pm

747 people have taken my online Introduction to Arduino course on Skillshare, and the class has a 95% positive review rating.

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[Category: Post, Arduino, family, makers]

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[l] at 7/21/15 2:47pm
“Trainwreck” director Judd Apatow as Bill Cosby on The Tonight Show.

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[Category: Video, Bill Cosby, rape, rapists, trainwreck, trigger warning, women, women's rights, youtube]

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[l] at 7/21/15 2:32pm
Now is a better time than ever to get acquainted with the prolific, unique works of Jack King-Spooner, whose numerous vignettes combine surreal, textured visual collages and abstract themes with a smooth, easy dream logic. Read the rest

[Category: Post, blues for mittavinda, jack king-spooner, jack spinoza, offworld, play it now, sluggish morss]

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[l] at 7/21/15 2:07pm

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is new documentary by Stanley Nelson.

Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored -- cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights.

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[Category: Post, black panthers]

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[l] at 7/21/15 2:00pm


Michael from Muckrock sez, "A Hungarian born in the early 20th century, Paul Erdős, mathematician, was well-known and well-liked, the sort of eccentric scientist from the Soviet sphere that made Feds' ears perk up in mid-century America." Read the rest

[Category: Post, erdos, fbi, foia, mathematics, red scare]

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[l] at 7/21/15 1:56pm
Talking about race on Twitter is an exhausting proposition. Stay Woke Bot aims to make it a little bit easier. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bots, courtney stanton, darius kazemi, DeRay Mckesson, feel train, offworld, stay woke, stay woke bot]

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[l] at 7/21/15 1:27pm
waggoner_scenes

The Waggoner ranch, covering six counties in Texas, is the largest ranch within a single fence in the United States. For $175 million, it can be yours. Read the rest

[Category: Image, cattle, ranch, real estate, texas]

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[l] at 7/21/15 1:25pm
Bible trivia version of Bingo from 1973. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bible, board games, christian, christiane, Christians, Games, gaming, religion]

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[l] at 7/21/15 1:13pm
A series of designs with one goal in mind: “To create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture’s art.” Read the rest

[Category: Post, ancient art, art, art history, design, fashion, Funny, shoes]

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[l] at 7/21/15 11:47am

A sousaphonist added the most fitting soundtrack to this Ku Klux Klan rally. (more…)

[Category: Video, confederate flag, kkk, racism, sousaphone]

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[l] at 7/21/15 11:43am

[UPDATE: It's not a lemur, it is a slow loris. Also the slow loris is being tortured, according to this (autoplaying) video.

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[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures, non human primates]

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[l] at 7/21/15 11:40am

This classic, $5 trick earns amazing reactions.

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[Category: Review, illusion, magic, trick]

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[l] at 7/21/15 11:12am

A wonderful montage of extraterrestrials at the movies. Hollywood has certainly done a good job preparing us for... the inevitable. (more…)

[Category: Video]

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[l] at 7/21/15 11:04am

led-flood

I've been replacing all the old bulbs (CFL and incandescent) with LED bulbs. They have become very affordable in recent months, and most are rated to last about 20 years. TCP is selling a six-pack of 65 Watt equivalent flood light LED bulbs for $36 on Amazon. (Dimmable bulbs are available too, for $10 a bulb).

[Category: Post, LEDs, light bulbs]

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[l] at 7/21/15 10:42am

Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) was formed in 2007 to review police brutality. Since that time, IPRA has investigated nearly 400 civilian shootings by cops.

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[Category: Post, corruption, police brutality]

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[l] at 7/21/15 10:26am


A zero-day exploit for Jeep Cherokees allows hackers to control everything from the engine to the air-conditioning over the Internet, overriding the driver at the dashboard. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 0days, 1201, automotive, Copyfight, infosec, security, transparency, war on general purpose computers]

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[l] at 7/21/15 10:12am

Sphero 2.0 is a fun interactive robotic sphere that feels more like a creature than a ball. To get started you must first download the Sphero app onto an iOS or android device (with bluetooth), which will become the ball's remote control.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/21/15 10:06am

We are unabashed Beverly Hills, 90210 fanatics here. So naturally, we are excited about Lifetime's upcoming TV tell-all, The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story.

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[Category: Post, beverly hills 90210]

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[l] at 7/21/15 9:11am
Here's something nice to be angry about! Twitter just took away everyone's background wallpaper, leaving only the blinding absence of color. Read the rest

[Category: Post, twitter]

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[l] at 7/21/15 9:08am

Jill Filipovic's review of Ayn Rand's posthumously published novel Ideal in Vice is less about the book than it is about the "socially awkward white men who seem disproportionately drawn to libertarianism" who admire Ayn Rand so much that they like a novel that Ayn Rand herself knew wasn't good enough for publication.

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[Category: Post, Ayn Rand, Book]

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[l] at 7/21/15 9:03am
The New York Times's Adrian Chen reports on what happens when websites rely on unpaid labor to police their communities: trouble, such as Reddit becoming useless for days as the landscape of control shifts and cracks. Read the rest

[Category: Post, reddit]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:55am

lemur-comb

Yesterday I called a jaguar a leopard so this might not be a lemur.

[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures, non human primates]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:52am

redditalienSome 1.6 billion of them are yours, courtesy of Archive.org.

This is an archive of Reddit comments from October of 2007 until May of 2015 (complete month). This reflects 14 months of work and a lot of API calls. This dataset includes nearly every publicly available Reddit comment. Approximately 350,000 comments out of ~1.65 billion were unavailable due to Reddit API issues.

You'll be needing about 5Gb, just for the compressed dataset.

[Category: Post, reddit]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:47am

redditalienSome 1.6 billion of them are yours, courtesy of Archive.org.

This is an archive of Reddit comments from October of 2007 until May of 2015 (complete month). This reflects 14 months of work and a lot of API calls. This dataset includes nearly every publicly available Reddit comment. Approximately 350,000 comments out of ~1.65 billion were unavailable due to Reddit API issues.

[Category: Post, reddit]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:46am

Photos for GQ by Mark Seliger

@CPThrio @icecoldpenguin Lucasfilm & Disney didn't approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner

— Star Wars (@starwars) July 16, 2015 Read the rest

[Category: Post, star wars]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:42am
The relationship between video games and violence is healthier than we like to think Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, leadfeature, offworld]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:35am

sandra bland Sandra Bland was pulled over for failing to signal a turn in Waller County, Texas. She was arrested and taken to the cells, where she died three days later. Read the rest

[Category: Post, sandra bland]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:23am

Dominique Lesbirel, 41, is to marry Travis, a stray of uncertain ancestry, reports Richard Hartley-Parkinson for Metro. Read the rest

[Category: Post, dogs]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:13am

Sophie Brownson of Barry & District News reports that a registered sex offender was spared jail after wearing shorts, which he is forbidden from doing.

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[Category: Post, sex offenders, shorts]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:04am

Digg takes a journey through time and space and all the aliens to grace celluloid, accompanied by Radiohead's Subterranean Homesick Alien.

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[Category: Video, aliens, movies]

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[l] at 7/21/15 8:00am

Neil deGrasse Tyson tell us how it is. (more…)

[Category: Image, Science, Space]

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[l] at 7/21/15 7:12am


Maciej Cegłowski's "Web Design: The First 100 Years" is a characteristically provocative riff on the past and future of "progress" that asks the question, if aviation stopped producing faster, more powerful aircraft in the 1970s, will the IT industry do the same? Read the rest

[Category: Post, aviation, Business, design, futurism, Happy Mutants, iot, moore's law, progressive apocalypse, singularity]

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[l] at 7/21/15 6:58am

I watched An Honest Liar this weekend on Netflix. It's a Kickstarter funded documentary about James "The Amazing" Randi, the accomplished magician who became famous for exposing charlatans.

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[Category: Post, Frauds, James Randi]

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[l] at 7/21/15 5:45am

If you have ever thought of being a male orc adventuring, traveling and bonding with all kinds of other male orcs, this enchanting, refreshing and lovingly-made romance game is for you. Read the rest

[Category: Post, dating simulator, offworld, orc dating, orcs, romance, visual novels]

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[l] at 7/21/15 5:41am
If you happen to be in Singapore and want to learn how to wield a lightsaber like a Jedi master, check out this fun video by The Saber Authority. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, fencing, Jedi, lightsabre, martial arts, singapore, swordfighting, video]

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[l] at 7/21/15 5:41am

The UK's National Media Museum currently hosts a Festival of Light installation by Liz West. An Additive Mix fills the room with white light, teaching visitors about the concept of additive color.

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[Category: Post, additive color, art, art installation, color theory, festival of light, light, Liz West, physics]

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[l] at 7/21/15 5:41am
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Ellinor Ericsson's X-Me Collection weaves colorful tubes of fabric into Nordic style furniture with latticed birch backs, adding a touch of whimsy to the clean design. Read the rest

[Category: Post, design, Ellinor Ericsson, furniture, knitting, yarn bombing]

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[l] at 7/21/15 5:41am
Every Frame a Painting looks at how Chuck Jones evolved into the master of comedic cartooning. The conclusions: Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, art, cartoons, Chuck Jones, criticism, Every Frame a Painting, Looney Tunes, video]

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[l] at 7/21/15 5:33am
In this meditative, interactive adventure, whorled iridescent shapes and glittering contrails that follow your mouse recall the magic of the early web, or some acid-dipped Microsoft Encarta CD-ROM. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cabbibo, digital art, enough, interactive storybook, net art, offworld]

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[l] at 7/20/15 9:48pm
Let's show the world how sharing can be good for business. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/20/15 9:25pm

Freak out on this classic 1970s exposé about the CIA's Project MKUltra 1950s LSD mind control experiments: "Mission Mind Control (ABC Closeup 1979)" (more…)

[Category: Video, lsd, mind control, MKLUTRA, television]

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[l] at 7/20/15 9:24pm
The early New Age movement was entwined with racist beliefs. Though modern adherents have moved on, cultural appropriation still links them to its troubling roots. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/20/15 8:21pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson tell us how it is. (more…)

[Category: Image, Science, Space]

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[l] at 7/20/15 7:42pm
We made an infinite, shared universe where what you draw becomes real. You can create anything you want—and give it to anyone you like. But there's something we can't magic from the void: participants. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, manyland]

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[l] at 7/20/15 7:36pm
The personal is public, and don't you know it. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/20/15 6:14pm

Our cartoonist pals, Johnny Ryan and Dave Cooper, have created a bizarrely funny amd artistically gorgeous cartoon for Nickelodeon called Pig Goat Banana Cricket, which premiered on Saturday, July 18.

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[Category: Post, cartoons, family]

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[l] at 7/20/15 6:01pm

Over the weekend, my 12-year-old daughter and I used our Plugable USB Handheld Digital Microscope to get a close-up look some of the stuff around the house.

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[Category: Post, family, gift guide, Science, Weekend of Wonder]

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[l] at 7/20/15 5:32pm
News from the Empire. Read the rest

[Category: Post, combat, Journalism, military, new york times, News, star wars, war]

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[l] at 7/20/15 5:22pm

“Don't worry, the ice cream was provided specifically for the dogs.” (more…)

[Category: Video, animals, dogs, hot, ice cream, pets, summer]

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[l] at 7/20/15 5:13pm

A parody of Amazon's much-mocked Prime Day, by ThinkHero. (more…)

[Category: Post, amazon, Business, ecommerce, Funny, parody, prime day]

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[l] at 7/20/15 4:55pm

“Filling up 40 balloons automatically makes for a much faster balloon fight.” (more…)

[Category: Video, balloons, fun, pranks, water, youtube]

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[l] at 7/20/15 4:32pm

I'm slowly getting the hang of using my 3D printer to make useful things. Last week, I made sliders for the legs on our pool chairs.

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[l] at 7/20/15 4:21pm
vJA3gk

“Controversial FIFA leader Sepp Blatter was showered with fake bank notes by British prankster Lee Nelson at a press conference today.”

[YT via Reddit]

[Category: Video, corruption, fifa, Funny, pranks, youtube]

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[l] at 7/20/15 3:54pm
Samsonov, a military veteran who had worked at the booth for 29 years, said he was fired for covering someone’s toll fee out of his own pocket. Read the rest

[Category: Post, florida, toll collectors]

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[l] at 7/20/15 3:49pm

krups

Amazon has a good deal on a glass Krups electric kettle. This model holds a liter of water, and you can set the temperature for different kinds of tea. It's regularly $156, and is on sale now for $50.

[Category: Post, kitchen]

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[l] at 7/20/15 3:42pm
The restaurant chain has been in the news for a number of odd crimes lately. This one is very sad. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bad moms, children, crime, florida, mugshots, waffle house]

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[l] at 7/20/15 3:08pm

Vladislav (Sam) Samsonov, 77, worked as a toll collector in Boca Grande, Florida. When the Bridge Authority found out that he occasionally paid toll charges for divers who didn't have the cash, they fired him.

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[l] at 7/20/15 3:06pm

Do you love tacos? We love them so much that we are throwing a fabulous taco party in Los Angeles on Friday, July 31.

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[l] at 7/20/15 2:02pm

No one, except delusional sexist men, will be surprised to learn that men who harass women online are "low-status, non-dominant men" according to a study published in the journal PLOS One, titled "Insights into Sexism: Male Status and Performance Moderates Female-Directed Hostile and Amicable Behaviour." The Washington Post reports:

Michael Kasumovic and Jeffrey Kuznekoff, researchers at the University of New South Wales and Miami University, respectively ...

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[l] at 7/20/15 1:54pm

danah boyd nails it: "We blame technology, rather than work, to understand why children engage with screens in the first place." Read the rest

[Category: Post, bullshit jobs, education, free range kids, Kids, moral panics, parenting, risk perception, web theory]

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[l] at 7/20/15 1:29pm


The 50 properties for sale on behalf of the City of LA are unusual and encumbered, the weird offspring of zoning rules, surveyors' errors, and complex subrights, like the "air rights" over a given piece of land. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, los angeles, property]

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[l] at 7/20/15 1:24pm

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Do you know what I like? You guessed it! And the older it is, the happier I am. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art]

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[l] at 7/20/15 1:03pm

ISDSes are the most controversial element of secret trade deals like TPP and TTIP: they let giant international corporations sue countries to repeal environmental, safety and labor laws that interfere with their profitability. Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, elite panic, piketty, trade, transparency, ttia]

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[l] at 7/20/15 12:48pm

My 12-year-old daughter Jane introduced my wife and me to Attack on Titan. It's a Japanese comic book and animated cartoon series by Hajime Isayama about a war between the last few remaining people on Earth and the creepy giant humanoids who want to eat them.

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[Category: Post, anime, attack on titan, manga]

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[l] at 7/20/15 12:46pm


An engineer at Boeing's Insitu subsidiary proposed that the disgraced malware company Hacking Team should add spyware-delivery tools to Insitu's drone platform. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 0days, corruption, DRONES, hacking team, leaks, malware, military-industrial complex, uavs]

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[l] at 7/20/15 12:37pm


An engineer at Boeing's Insitu subsidiary proposed that the disgraced malware company Hacking Team should add spyware-delivery tools to Insitu's drone platform. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 0days, corruption, DRONES, hacking team, leaks, malware, military-industrial complex, uavs]

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[l] at 7/20/15 12:28pm
Anything remotely gay is a Very Bad Crime in Saudi Arabia. Read the rest

[Category: Post, gays, homophobia, homosexuality, homosexuals, lgbt, LGBTQ, riyadh, saudi arabia, trans]

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[l] at 7/20/15 12:05pm


This would be way better as a 4-wheel spinner, but it's still a sweet piece of kids' luggage with handle sized for small people and flashing lights and beeps -- a worthy successor to the hardcase version.

[Category: Post, Book, Gadgets, gift guide, Happy Mutants, Kids, star wars, travel]

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[l] at 7/20/15 12:02pm
“California oil refiners have used every trick in their playbook to raise gasoline prices artificially this year.” Read the rest

[Category: Post, fuel, gas, markets]

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[l] at 7/20/15 11:45am

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The state of Washington has received a $90,000 grant to study the feasibility of using old aircraft carriers to bridge the Sinclair inlet. From Popular Mechanics:

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[l] at 7/20/15 11:38am

Angelenos! On Tuesday, July 28th at 8pm 2 Headed Dog takes the stage! Their surreal, irreverent sketch and improvised comedy are a Boing Boing favorite!

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[Category: Post, Book, comedy, Event, la, wow]

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[l] at 7/20/15 11:36am

Why are screams so frightening? Because sounds with frequency modulations in 30-150 Hz range have a particular "roughness" to them that activates the fear circuit in the amygdala, according to research published in Current Biology, titled "Human Screams Occupy a Privileged Niche in the Communication Soundscape." Read the rest

[Category: Post, fear]

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[l] at 7/20/15 11:27am
When the largest rescue operation of the Vietnam War failed to reach downed navigator Gene Hambleton, how did his lifelong passion for golf become the key to his rescue? Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Podcast, Post, futility closet]

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[l] at 7/20/15 11:20am
vnEZnz

YouTuber Tim at Grand Illusions unboxes this delightfully soothing helicone, a wood and brass sculpture that changes from a helix to a pine cone shape with the flick of a wrist. Such a satisfying sound as it snaps into place! Read the rest

[Category: Post, fibonacci, grand illusions, helicone, helix, sculpture, toy, video]

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[l] at 7/20/15 11:20am
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A 72-year-old Marine veteran who volunteered to protect a sea turtle nest got beaten and shot in the butt for his troubles. Turtle-hater Michael Q. McAuliffe was arrested. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Chelonaphobia, crime, florida, florida man, turtles, weird news]

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[l] at 7/20/15 11:19am
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While we were busy enjoying the spectacular images of Pluto, ESA's Rosetta camera released this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Churyumov-Gerasimenko, comet, ESA, exploration, rosetta, Science, Space]

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[l] at 7/20/15 11:19am
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This gorgeous image of the dying embers of a bouquet of roses, titled "The Ash," was meticulously crafted by the creative team at Ars Thanea. See how they did it. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, design, metphor, roses. photography]

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[l] at 7/20/15 11:11am
Two decades years ago, 95.4 percent of kindergarteners in Washington state were vaccinated for polio. This year, only 88.4 percent had the vaccine. Read the rest

[Category: Post, polio, vaccination, vaccines]

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[l] at 7/20/15 11:00am

gas-pump

Santa Monica based Consumer Watchdog shares their analysis of California's grossly manipulated gasoline marketplace.

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[Category: Post, fuel, gas, markets]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:57am

Historic rain in Southern California -- the most we've had in the month of July since the late 1800s! -- caused a bridge collapse near the town of Desert Center, California over the weekend. The bridge collapse shut down all traffic for hours on the highly-traveled Interstate 10 freeway between Los Angeles and Phoenix. One unfortunate driver plowed his pickup truck into the collapsed structure, and hundreds of other cars were stranded. Alternate routes will require cars and trucks to travel hundreds of additional miles. Read the rest

[Category: Post, freeways, infrastructure, weather]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:42am
Sometimes you just want the world to burn, especially when it's ending. In Little Inferno, a wintry apocalypse has engulfed the Earth, and you're sitting by a fireplace throwing everything in the flames. Read the rest

[Category: Post, capitalism, fire, little inferno, offworld, tomorrow corporation]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:42am

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Beautifully art-directed, responsive and fun, this game finds me playing it way too much. And it's not just a sandbox: there are oodles of quests, interesting characters and bikes to unlock along the way. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Games]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:41am

cats

[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:35am

1

Do you know what I like? You guessed it! And the older it is, the happier I am. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:34am
More stunning news about US vaccination numbers. (via KUOW.org)

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[Category: Post, polio, vaccination, vaccines]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:30am
Buy this toy. It'll spin forever (so long as the batteries don't run out) Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:27am

Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 10.22.52 AM

The state of Washington has received a $90,000.00 grant to study the feasibility of using old aircraft carriers to bridge the Sinclair inlet. (via Popular Mechanics)

Read the rest

[Category: Post, bridge, surplus]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:21am
Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Image: NASA


Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Image: NASA

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away. Read the rest

[Category: Post, charlie bolden, Deep Space Climate Observatory, epic, goddard, NASA, Space, space exploration, telescope]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:20am
High adventure in the world of high finance! Wait! Don't fall asleep just yet… Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Games]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:15am
Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Image: NASA


Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Image: NASA

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away. Read the rest

[Category: Post, charlie bolden, Deep Space Climate Observatory, epic, goddard, NASA, Space, space exploration, telescope]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:13am

In The World Burns, the folks best suited to surviving an apocalypse will be bloggers? Oy vey.

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:09am
His mind sees the world in a very special way. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, art]

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[l] at 7/20/15 10:05am
If you follow the instructions and master the diagnosis equipment, everything will be fine. Or will it? Read the rest

[Category: Post, diagnosis, medical games, offworld, papers, please, s.o.r.s]

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[l] at 7/20/15 9:58am
Before the age of YouTube, you cherished the chance to see a rerun—and you had to take notes. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, billiards, Donald Duck, math, mathmagic land]

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[l] at 7/20/15 9:44am
The wisdom of Stephen Potter is my greatest secret. And now it is my gift to you. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, gamesmanship]

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[l] at 7/20/15 9:32am

cats

[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures]

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[l] at 7/20/15 9:22am

A group of residents in Farmersville, Texas said they are prepared to put pigs' heads on spikes and pour pigs' blood on a plot of land where a Muslim cemetery will be established.

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[l] at 7/20/15 9:19am
We all have memories of our favorite toys. Sometimes it’s hard to point at just what made them so special. This one, though, is obviously dangerous. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, toys]

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[l] at 7/20/15 9:12am

Have you ever wanted to be a big jerk at a birthday party?  Of course you have!

Well, I'm here to tell you that it's the easiest thing in the world to do.

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[l] at 7/20/15 9:10am

Two laser-cut sheets of steel, some needle-nosed pliers and a bit of patience are all that stand between you and a “museum-quality” 3-D model of your favorite astromech droid!

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[Category: Post, models, r2d2, star wars]

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[l] at 7/20/15 9:07am

Unusual rain in Southern California caused a bridge collapse near the town of Desert Center, California over the weekend, shutting down traffic between Los Angeles and Phoenix.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, freeways, infrastructure]

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[l] at 7/20/15 8:52am

If you have a pool table, or know someone who has one, you need to get one of these Wobbling 8 Balls.  

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[Category: Post, toys]

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[l] at 7/20/15 8:41am

swarovski

Their use as cheap diamond substitutes by showy rich people belies the world of beauty found in lead glass—and a versatility you might not expect. Read the rest

[Category: Post, swarovski]

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[l] at 7/20/15 8:39am

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Just the mention of his name triggers a reaction. In 1965 after seeing Roth’s wild customized hot rods, Tom Wolfe spontaneously wrote an Esquire article about him in a new, wigged-out and crazy writing style, New Journalism: "There Goes (Varoom!

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[Category: Post, books, gift guide, kustom, rat fink]

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[l] at 7/20/15 8:33am

Amy Crehore has three lovely paintings on display at the Jiro Miura gallery. The show is called "Ephemeral – Territory of Girls" and it runs from July 25 to August 16, 2015.

[Category: Post, art]

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[l] at 7/20/15 8:24am

inaccuratemap

Project Linework posts maps in a variety of loosey-goosey styles, for people who want things almost right. Read the rest

[Category: Post, maps]

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[l] at 7/20/15 7:35am
monster It's monday. Design your creature. [Chantal Moosher via Forest Ambassador]

[Category: Post, monster]

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[l] at 7/20/15 7:27am

jawsThe collection includes, but does not conclude, with The Rock's turn in The Scorpion King. There is far worse in store! [World Wide Interweb via Kottke]

[Category: Post, movies]

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[l] at 7/20/15 7:11am

carEarly in the morning in Omaha, Nebraska, a would-be thief accosted a driver at gunpoint and demanded her vehicle. After she complied, he found himself unable to squeeze into the 4'9" woman's customized seat and fled on foot after getting "only a few feet" in the vehicle. [Nebraska Radio Network via Arbroath]

[Category: Post, crime]

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[l] at 7/20/15 6:47am

Ashley Madison is a social network for people who want to cheat on their spouses. It's been hacked and "large caches of user data posted online," reports Krebs on Security.

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[l] at 7/20/15 6:33am

CoffeeCaffeine is the world's most widely-used psychoactive drug. Four cups a day is, for average adults, about as much as it's safe to take, because of the mildly unpleasant things it does to us.

[Category: Post, Coffee]

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[l] at 7/20/15 6:26am
vaderprint

This splendid work was crowdfunded at Makuake.com, reports James Vincent: "The painstaking and laborious techniques of ukiyo-e don't come cheap."

The available prints are of Vader, the Battle of Hoth, and a scene of Amidala, R2 and Anakin.

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[l] at 7/20/15 6:08am

The headline sounds like a prime candidate for Betteridge's Law, but a neurologist and his nightclub-director daughter are on it.

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[Category: Post, drinking, Science]

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[l] at 7/20/15 5:54am

Japan anticipates that falling birth rates and negligible immigration will result in population decline—as much as 1m a year. Millions of homes are already empty, reports Nomura Research, with a million in bad shape.

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[Category: Post, Japan]

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[l] at 7/20/15 5:50am
One thing that's really important to us is to be able to critique things we love, and to embrace the idea that sometimes a conversation is more important than a right answer Read the rest

[Category: Post, best of, ffvii, her story, jon ronson, monday roundup, offworld, satellite transmission]

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[l] at 7/20/15 5:33am

selectron

Butterick's Practical Typography has been updated since the last time I linked to it and is always well-worth another read. The infinite-pixel screen, especially, has made "good fonts look fan­tas­tic, [while] bad fonts look worse."

[Category: Post, typography]

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[l] at 7/19/15 2:41pm

Wouldn't it be great if there was an 80's style action show, a la Knight Rider, Airwolf and Street Hawk—but where the special vehicle was wholly unsuited to heroic adventures and interventions?

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[Category: Post, action shows]

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[l] at 7/19/15 11:29am

Amy Crehore has three lovely paintings on display at the Miura Jiro gallery. The show is called "Ephemeral – Territory of Girls" and it runs from July 25 to August 16, 2015.

[Category: Post, art]

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[l] at 7/19/15 11:22am

reddit

A quick but clever archive.org hack. Above, Reddit in 2007.

[Category: Post, reddit]

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[l] at 7/19/15 10:46am

Enhance your stock smartphone camera with this three lens set ($29.99) and take pictures so good you’ll think they were from an actual camera.

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[Category: Image, shop]

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[l] at 7/19/15 10:42am

Train Simple brings you award-winning Adobe training videos ($89) to make an Adobe expert and web design master out of you.

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[l] at 7/19/15 10:37am

raspberry This 5- course Raspberry Pi bundle ($39) includes the following courses:

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[l] at 7/19/15 10:31am

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Learn the fundamentals of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and more with this 7-course bundle. ($49)

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[l] at 7/19/15 10:26am

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Learn. Imagine. Design. 49 Hours & 8 Courses -- Create Beautiful Websites ($59)

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[l] at 7/19/15 10:23am
Light Up Your World in Any Color with Just Your Smartphone & This High-Tech Bulb Read the rest

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[l] at 7/19/15 10:17am

hacker-bundle p>Learn coding with this complete, front-to-back, 73+ hour developer training bundle. 10% of proceeds go to Creative Commons.

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[l] at 7/19/15 10:14am

When a bullet ant stings you it feels like you've been shot by a gun. In the above video, watch Dr.

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[l] at 7/18/15 8:58pm
It handles great. But can I get it in cornflower blue?

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[l] at 7/18/15 8:48pm

Police in Northumbria, England, have issued an appeal after a beach towel was callously taken by persons unknown from North Tyneside beach.

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[l] at 7/18/15 7:43pm

Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!

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[l] at 7/18/15 7:29pm

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[l] at 7/18/15 7:06pm
TRUBBARD

Separated at birth … in the nuclear fires of Teegeeack.

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[l] at 7/17/15 8:10pm
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[l] at 7/17/15 3:26pm
God save the Queen. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/17/15 3:10pm
Captured at Katmai National Park in Alaska. (more…)

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[l] at 7/17/15 3:03pm

Magicpeacelove writes, "I've been in magic over 40 years and I can count on one hand (maybe with fingers left over) the number of times an act has completely blown me away. This is one of them." Read the rest

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[l] at 7/17/15 2:15pm
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Chain reaction artists and domino builders have collaborated to create what they hope will go on