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[l] at 7/3/15 10:38pm

Matt writes, "This is awesomeness beyond awesome. Magic swords, barbarians, crazy, nausea-inducing camera angles, pterodactyls... If 'Heavy Metal' needed a personal scent, it would be this."

[Category: Video, ads, fantasy, Old school, science fiction, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 7/3/15 10:14pm


My July 2015 Locus column, Skynet Ascendant, suggests that the enduring popularity of images of homicidal, humanity-hating AIs has more to do with our present-day politics than computer science. Read the rest

[Category: Post, AI, Business, economics, literature, matrix, piketty, predicting the present, redpill, science fiction, skynet]

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[l] at 7/3/15 6:12pm

Alexis Davidson, 11, is losing a tooth. So to speed matters along, he ties a slingbow to the tooth, and fires the bow, and poof, the tooth is pulled out of her mouth.

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[l] at 7/3/15 6:01pm

Donald Gould became a viral celebrity after this video of him performing a classic rock anthem exploded on Facebook. He is homeless. Read the rest

[Category: Post, homeless, homelessness, music]

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[l] at 7/3/15 5:21pm
palin-is-not-a-narcissist

People smart enough to pay $99.99 a year to subscribe to the Sarah Palin Channel learned that their winking maverick hero has solved the California drought crisis. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/3/15 3:55pm

rum-brandy-punch

Although the word "cocktail" wasn't coined until the 1800s, mixed drinks were all the rage when America got its independence. Many were made with rum or whiskey, and punch was the term du jour. Both refreshing and timeless, why not toast the weekend with these 3 smashing cocktails of yesteryear?

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[Category: Post, 4th of July, alcohol, bartending, booze, brandy, cocktails, home bartending, independence day, rum punch]

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[l] at 7/3/15 3:44pm
The thing positively oozes mystery and the promise of an exciting intellectual adventure. Alas. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/3/15 2:13pm

Bocce ball is my favorite game to play on a long summer evening. A simple lawn game that is at least 7,000 years old, bocce ball has no set up, takes a second to learn, and is a competitively addictive game.

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[l] at 7/3/15 1:40pm

Although the word "cocktail" wasn't coined until the 1800s, mixed drinks were all the rage when America got its independence. Many were made with rum or whiskey, and punch was the term du jour.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, 4th of July, brandy, cocktails, independence day, rum punch]

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[l] at 7/3/15 11:58am
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Announced on Twitter, the Colonel's Adventures will be offered exclusively at the San Diego Comic Con (and therefore eBay within minutes of the doors opening.) You can have it signed at any branch of KFC by rubbing it on a greasy mass of their finest poultryform crude protein.

If you love comics and fried chicken and subliminal marketing, then you’ll love this exclusive #SDCC comic about me! pic.twitter.com/J06w4XSU7c

— KFC (@kfc) June 30, 2015

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[l] at 7/3/15 11:50am

I ordered this for our kitchen. We keep an iPad on the counter (great for recipes) and my wife likes to listen to podcasts on her iPhone when she's in the kitchen.

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[l] at 7/3/15 11:48am

redditalienA number of Reddit communities were effectively shut down last night to protest the unexpected departure of staffer Victoria Taylor, an important liaison between Reddit's employees and its army of volunteer moderators.

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[l] at 7/3/15 11:39am

Megyn Kelly was prepared to argue with a moron when she invited the Satanic Temple’s Lucien Greaves on her Fox News program, The Kelly File.

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[l] at 7/3/15 11:29am
obit Bye Doug.

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[l] at 7/3/15 11:10am

"The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority, they show disrespect to their elders.... They no longer rise when elders enter the room.

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[l] at 7/3/15 11:03am

nintendoplaystation

Sony's classic console was originally envisaged as part of a collaboration with then-market leader Nintendo. It went its own way, and the rest is history. Here's a look at a rarely-pictured prototype, though, thanks to imgur user DanDiebold. [via]

[Category: Post, Gadgets, Games, Nintendo, playstation, sony]

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[l] at 7/3/15 10:54am

It's basically a Herschell Gordon Lewis movie with the boring parts removed.

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[l] at 7/3/15 10:39am

With the lead-up to the Magic Mike XXL movie, Cosmo sex writer Frank Kobola felt like he could use a makeover, from lightweight writer physique to the ripped body of a male stripper.

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[l] at 7/3/15 10:29am

A 21-year-old California woman died from an amoeba that settles in the brain and destroys its tissue. The disease she contracted is called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).

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[l] at 7/3/15 10:18am

In 2009 Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak announced that the government was taking over a private investment fund called 1MDB. When a parliament member asked why, Najib replied in a letter, “By doing this, the country’s wealth can be distributed evenly among the people irrespective of race.”

Apparenty, Najib's idea of wealth distribution is wiring $700 million of the funds into his personal accounts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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[l] at 7/3/15 10:04am

Written, played, and recorded by Andy Rehfeldt.

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[l] at 7/3/15 9:54am

Megyn Kelly was prepared to argue with a moron when she invited the Satanic Temple’s Lucien Greaves on her Fox News program, The Kelly File.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, bible, fox news, religion, satan]

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[l] at 7/3/15 9:37am

A baby raccoon is called a kit. [via]

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[l] at 7/3/15 9:06am
puzzle

Here's a fun puzzle from the NY Times. Try it then discuss your experience in the comments.

[Category: Image, cognitive biases, puzzles]

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[l] at 7/3/15 8:22am

Miami-Dade Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judge Mindy Glazer pauses to look closely at Arthur Booth, in court on a burglary charge: "Did you go to Nautilus Middle School?" (more…)

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[l] at 7/3/15 7:59am

Adafruit Industries has been stripped of revenues from its Youtube channel after Rumblefish -- a notorious music-rights agency -- claimed to own the copyright on a public domain, taxpayer-funded rendition of "America the Beautiful." Read the rest

[Category: Video, Business, copyfraud, google, oshw, patriotism, usausausa, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 7/3/15 7:13am

I've just watched all three new episodes of Wil's new show, which features performers and writers playing an exhilarating RPG campaign with Wil as DM, set in a lavishly illustrated techno-primitive society. Read the rest

[Category: Video, Games, gaming, Happy Mutants, rpgs, titansgrave, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 7/3/15 6:21am
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission just released a very dry safety video about not blowing yourself up with fireworks for the holidays, so we made a peppier patriotic supercut. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, 4th of July, America, fireworks, Funny, psa, Safety, video]

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[l] at 7/3/15 6:17am

The title is You Look Disgusting, but don't worry, they get to "Slut" and "False Advertising" when the make-up goes on.

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/3/15 6:04am
Construction Robotics developed this bricklaying robot SAM (Semi-Automated Mason) after addressing two key challenges: mortar application and onsite variables that can hinder precision. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, bricklaying, construction, Engineering, masonry, robot, robotics]

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[l] at 7/3/15 6:03am
YouTuber Mathologer shares his technique for reassembling a Rubik's Cube inside a glass container. The secret? Magnets! Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, crafts, howto, maker, math, rubik's cube, video]

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[l] at 7/3/15 5:06am
From the stylish and courtly competitions of old Japan to the vital and evolving independent game development scene. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, altgames, haiku, leadfeature, offworld, poetry, renga]

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[l] at 7/3/15 4:54am
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The undisputed king of cute pollen-faced bat photography is Merlin D. Tuttle of Bat Conservation International. If you like tequila, thank a bat! Read the rest

[Category: Post, animals, bat, bats, cute, Nature, pollen]

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[l] at 7/3/15 4:51am
sandstone.14af85386126

Laura Busche at Canva makes interesting observations about the style guides of 10 popular sites with distinctive and appealing styles, like Mozilla's Sandstone framework. Read the rest

[Category: Post, design, layout, style guide, websites]

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[l] at 7/3/15 4:51am
street-artist-mobstr-and-city-worker-have-year-long-exchange-on-red-wall-in-london-2

In the eternal struggle between graffiti enthusasts and wall owners, sometimes a playful conversation emerges, like this battle over the word RED vs. red paint. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Funny, graffiti, humor, paint, street art, tagging]

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[l] at 7/3/15 4:50am
pew-aaas

Pew Research Center just released an interactive chart showing gaps between scientific consensus and public opinion. Refine results by gender, age, race, education, ideology, political party, and level of science knowledge. Read the rest

[Category: Post, chart, data visualization, opinion, pew, policy, polls, research, Science, STEM]

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[l] at 7/3/15 4:50am
Cinematographer Dima Balakirev created this striking montage of Iceland, including waterfalls, geothermal features, and lava formations. Crank it up to 2160p! Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, Dima Balakirev, DRONE, iceland, video]

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[l] at 7/3/15 2:56am

Mare Sheppard, half of two-person development team Metanet Software, has unveiled an unprecedented art project around the upcoming release of Metanet's long-anticipated N++: A photography series of dancers wielding vivid scarves designed in the image of the game.

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[Category: Post, fashion, making games better through fashion, metanet, n++, offworld]

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[l] at 7/3/15 1:59am

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a secret EU/US trade agreement that "puts the right to profit above all other rights," in the words of one MEP. Read the rest

[Category: Image, Business, flashmob, music, pikettycorruption, transparency, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 7/3/15 12:11am

The researcher, "Lee," worked in Ganggye, Chagang, and escaped with what he says is 15GB of data detailing illegal human subjects biochemical research, which he is due to present to the European Parliament this month. (Thanks, Sulka!)

[Category: Post, bioweapons, ethics, eu, finland, north korea, Science, whistleblowers]

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[l] at 7/2/15 11:52pm


$20 gets you 40 clips, half in the shape of the Starfeelt insignia, the other half shaped like the Enterprise.

[Category: Post, Gadgets, gift guide, Happy Mutants, housewares, science fiction, star trek, thinkgeek]

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[l] at 7/2/15 11:45pm


EFF, Mozilla and pals are launching Let's Encrypt, an all-free certificate authority, in September -- but they've released a transparency report months in advance. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crypto, eff, Happy Mutants, nsl, patriot act, spooks, transparency, warrant canaries]

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[l] at 7/2/15 11:32pm


Silverband 7 executed an outstanding, spectacular rendition of Marc Davis's character-design masterpiece, the graveyard scene from the Haunted Mansion, using modded and scratch-built My Little Pony toys. Read the rest

[Category: Image, art, deviantart, Disney, etsy, fanac, Happy Mutants, haunted mansion, mashups, mlp, sculpture, themepunks]

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[l] at 7/2/15 10:41pm


It's been a quarter-century since the Electronic Frontier Foundation was founded by John Perry Barlow, John Gilmore, and Mitch Kapor, and we're celebrating! Read the rest

[Category: Image, 1201, Copyfight, eff, events, Happy Mutants, privacy, sfo, surveillance]

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[l] at 7/2/15 10:33pm


Following up on its in-depth look at which communications the secret XKEYSCORE tool lets the NSA search, The Intercept makes some observations about how the technology actually works. Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, devops, nsa, ops, snowden, spooks, surveillance, xkeyscore]

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[l] at 7/2/15 4:45pm
The only thing we know for sure about S.W. Erdnase, author of Expert at the Card Table, is that his name wasn't S.W. Erdnase Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post]

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[l] at 7/2/15 4:11pm
Adela, who is 3 years old, concisely and accurately explains how babies are born. Read the rest

[Category: Video, babies, childbirth, children, Funny, Kids, pregnancy, women's health, youtube]

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[l] at 7/2/15 3:56pm
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These cats do not care about your vanity asana video selfie. Not even a little. (more…)

[Category: Post, animals, cats, Funny, pets, yoga, youtube]

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[l] at 7/2/15 3:44pm
“This contraption makes an awesome firestorm.” Read the rest

[Category: Video, 4th of July, fireworks, Fourth of July, Funny, independence day, July 4, july 4th, rednecks, youtube]

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[l] at 7/2/15 3:22pm
A new advice column by a television writer known for his high intelligence test scores and his unusual career. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/2/15 3:20pm

I guess people faint on live television rather a lot. (more…)

[Category: Video, bloopers, fainting, Funny, video]

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[l] at 7/2/15 2:19pm

Magician, author, and inventor Andrew Mayne, star of A&E's magic reality show Don't Trust Andrew Mayne will be one of our featured guests/workshop runners at our Weekend of Wonder extravaganza (Sept.

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[Category: Post, Book, magic, Weekend of Wonder]

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[l] at 7/2/15 1:58pm

One of my all-time favorite podcasts, Nate DiMeo's Memory Palace, is back and on a weekly schedule. In the latest episode, Nate tells the story of a mid-century UFO hoax.

And don't miss Nate's live shows in Seattle, Portland, and LA!

[Category: Post, hoaxes, podcasts, UFOs]

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[l] at 7/2/15 1:10pm

Do you have kids? Here’s my advice – get these headphones. You won’t regret it. The number one reason to get them is for their volume-limiting ear protection.

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[Category: Post, deafness, family, headphones, hearing, music]

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[l] at 7/2/15 12:10pm

Emily Anderson, make-up artist for American Horror Story, has the creepiest, most awesome Instagram page you'll ever see. The 23-year-old paints her own face and torso for these amazing transformations.

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[l] at 7/2/15 11:35am

"Yesterday, two landmark reforms took effect in Montana and New Mexico," says Nick Sibilla. "Both states now require a criminal conviction for civil forfeiture, while New Mexico went even further and banned the practice outright." Read the rest

[Category: Post, asset forfeiture, corruption]

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[l] at 7/2/15 11:23am

After almost two months of an Ebola-free Liberia, the deadly disease has reared its head again. And officials fear there may be a new way of contracting it.

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[Category: Post, ebola, liberia, virus]

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[l] at 7/2/15 11:02am

Weird Universe found this inspirational story about a maker on a mission in the pages of the May 1948 issue of Popular Mechanics.

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[l] at 7/2/15 10:48am

Notorious murderer and organized crime thug Whitey Bulger is serving a life sentence at a Federal penitentiary in Florida. Recently, three high school girls participating in the National History Day competition wrote Bulger a letter to ask him what he thought about his legacy. Here's the 84-year-old convict's reply: Read the rest

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[l] at 7/2/15 10:47am
The spying controversy stemmed from documents released by Wikileaks about NSA surveillance of German officials. Read the rest

[Category: Post, angela merkel, german, germany, nsa, spying, surveillance, wikileaks]

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[l] at 7/2/15 10:19am

Against the backdrop of a beautiful Sound of Music type village, this fellow sent a wheelbarrow 15 meters into air. It did not achieve escape velocity, but it did make a perfect landing.

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[l] at 7/2/15 9:42am
FOODSTAMP

At the supermarket checkout, three women clustered in front me, surrounded by kids. The women were friends or family members—and they were on a budget. One went to pay for her groceries, using her Pennsylvania Access EBT card. Food stamps. It was declined. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/2/15 9:42am

Tea Party hero Ken Paxton, the Texas Attorney General who won the hateful hearts of homophobes with his vainglorious fight against gay marriage, is facing upcoming first-degree felony securities fraud charges.

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[l] at 7/2/15 9:30am

“It hit my wife and knocked her over, and punched my daughter,” said Dirk Frickman. He was referring to a 350-pound dolphin that jumped aboard the family boat in Dana Point Harbor, California in June.

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[Category: Post, Delightful Creatures]

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[l] at 7/2/15 9:14am

Sedgwick County, Kansas District Judge Michael Hoelscher retained counsel to threaten Judge Eric Melgren with a subpoena for insisting that he show up in person when summoned for jury service. Read the rest

[Category: Post, christ what an asshole, kansas, law]

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[l] at 7/2/15 9:12am

Fracking is the perfect metaphor for the service-charge, extraction oriented economy: "suck up a sky’s worth of valuable gas through a massive crack pipe, then pack up and lumber off to fracture and steal someone else’s underground treasure." Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, Business, capitalism, class war, graeber, piketty]

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[l] at 7/2/15 8:38am
We'll drink to that. Read the rest

[Category: Post, alcohol, beer, booze, donald trump, mexicans, mexico]

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[l] at 7/2/15 8:34am
We'll drink to that. Read the rest

[Category: Post, alcohol, beer, booze, donald trump, mexicans, mexico]

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[l] at 7/2/15 8:14am

Sami's owner says she has always had a "strong mothering instinct." So strong, it seems, that it extends to crustaceans.

[via]

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[l] at 7/2/15 8:10am
Advice from the Humane Society that might save your pet's life. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 4th of July, animals, cats, dogs, fireworks, Holiday, independence day, July 4, july 4th, pets, pyrotechnic, pyrotechnics]

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[l] at 7/2/15 7:59am

The environmental rendering in Unreal Engine 4 is, contrary to its branding, real. Youtuber koooolalala has been posting spectacular demos created with Epic's latest game development tools.

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[l] at 7/2/15 7:55am

The environmental rendering in Unreal Engine 4 is, contrary to its branding, real. Youtuber koooolalala has been posting spectacular demos created with Epic's latest game development tools.

Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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

The New York Hall of Science's new Connected Worlds exhibit is a series of six interactive ecosystems that spreads across the walls of its Great Hall, united by a 3000 square foot interactive floor. Read the rest

[Category: Post, connected worlds, ecosystems, education, new york hall of science, offworld, systems thinking, zach gage]

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[l] at 7/2/15 6:59am

20150629-casio-ca53w-calculator-watch

According to Amazon reviewers, that is. At Recode, Lauren Goode reports on the bizarre world of the satisfied customer. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/2/15 6:50am

COMPUTER

Zero UI is the new term for "invisible interfaces"—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: "If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way." [Fast Company] Read the rest

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[l] at 7/2/15 6:32am


Marta from the Modern Poland Foundation writes, "we've announced an open call for speakers at the 4th International CopyCamp Conference (November 4, 2015 in Warsaw, Poland) focused around the impacts of copyright on the social changes around the world." Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, Business, Copyfight, events, Happy Mutants, poland, scholarship]

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[l] at 7/2/15 6:29am
Stephen Colbert has taken a guest hosting gig at Monroe, Michigan's local cable access during his time off. He's off to a good start, with local musician Marshall Mathers on hand to help review Monroe's upcoming community calendar. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, cable access, comedy, eminem, Funny, irony, stephen colbert, video]

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[l] at 7/2/15 6:29am
John Cage: Gay Divorce Lawyer from Funny Or Die

Now that America's civil rights honeymoon is over and everyone is reverting their rainbow avatars, divorce lawyer John Cage is ready to help gays achieve equality in divorce rates. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, civil rights, divorce, Funny, gay, lgbt, LGBTQ, marriage]

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[l] at 7/2/15 6:28am
side

3D-printed handgun replica iPhone cases have been around for years as a joke. Now that street vendors and online shops are selling realistically-detailed versions, consumer and safety advocates are calling for bans. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 3d printing, bans, gun, gun safety, Safety]

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[l] at 7/2/15 6:25am

Oh, how the flesh treat screams. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/2/15 6:20am
The creative team that brought you The Princess Who Saved Herself earlier this year is back with another unconventional children's book. Read the rest

[Category: Post, farts, greg pak, takeshi miyazawa]

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[l] at 7/2/15 6:18am
The creative team that brought you The Princess Who Saved Herself earlier this year is back with another unconventional children's book. Read the rest

[Category: Post, farts, greg pak, takeshi miyazawa]

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[l] at 7/2/15 6:09am

bridge

Police say it was an example of distracted driving rather than derring-do, the spoilsports. [via] Read the rest

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[l] at 7/2/15 5:58am
sonic

Things we perceive to be virally popular online are often not. Sometimes we fall victim to an illusion emerging from the nature of social networking that makes rare things seem common. Read the rest

[Category: Post, majority illusion]

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[l] at 7/2/15 5:32am
cousin-oliverA ploy associated with failing sitcoms, the addition of younger cast members fell victim to "savvy modern audiences" able to share their contempt in real-time online. [Vulture, via]

[Category: Post, television]

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[l] at 7/2/15 5:02am
Phrases like "making video games for money" and "thesis" are increasingly unnerving these days, even moreso when paired. Read the rest

[Category: Post, altgames, ert, offworld, play it now, thesis]

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[l] at 7/2/15 3:06am
The Negatives, eight girls who successfully Kickstarted their summer camp game demo to the tune of over $31,000, just released The Hole Story, a funny fantasy game about digging your way to the truth. Read the rest

[Category: Post, girls make games, offworld, the hole story]

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[l] at 7/2/15 2:40am

The New York Hall of Science's new Connected Worlds exhibit is a series of six interactive ecosystems that spreads across the walls of its Great Hall, united by a 3000 square foot interactive floor.

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[Category: Post, connected worlds, ecosystems, education, new york hall of science, offworld, systems thinking, zach gage]

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[l] at 7/2/15 12:09am
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A customer commissioned Glasgow, Scotland vehicle graphics company Clyde Wraps to make a 2014 Volkswagen van look like it had been devoured by rust. The vehicle is actually covered in beautifully designed vinyl stickers of corroded car parts. Read the rest

[Category: Post, automotive, car, custom, van]

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[l] at 7/2/15 12:04am


XKEYSCORE is a secret NSA program that indexes data slurped up from covert fiber-taps, hacked systems, and smartphones, including "full take" data and metadata. Read the rest

[Category: Post, gwot, nsa, privacy, snowden, spooks, surveillance, usausausa, xkeyscore]

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[l] at 7/1/15 11:52pm
blosom-tallest-cow

Blosom, the world's tallest cow at 6'2" from hoof to withers, died in May at 13-years-old, according to Guinness World Records. Watch a touching tribute video below. Read the rest

[Category: Post, animals, cows, world records]

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[l] at 7/1/15 11:52pm

A Vanderbilt University School of Medicine study published in Endocrinology and Metabolism found that mice with Type I diabetes that received brown fat transplants had their diabetes reversed 53% of the time. Read the rest

[Category: Post, health, obesity, scholarship, Science]

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[l] at 7/1/15 11:45pm

Last week, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal said that the UK spy agency hadn't spied on Amnesty -- this week, they admitted that they had, and claimed they hadn't deliberately misled the organisation about the spying. Read the rest

[Category: Post, amnesty, corruption, gchq, snowden, spooks, transparency, uk, ukpoli]

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[l] at 7/1/15 11:43pm
screenshot

Highly creative blunt sculptures as seen on ValleyRecreational420's Instagram account. Read the rest

[Category: Image, Post, 420, cannabis, marijuana]

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[l] at 7/1/15 11:25pm

That's Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Woz. Directed by Michael Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson's book. Due out October 9. (more…)

[Category: Video, apple, Entertainment, movies]

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

Yesterday, Stephen Colbert was the guest host on "Only in Monroe," a public access television show in Monroe, Michigan. His guest was Eminem. Read the rest

[Category: Video, Funny, music, television]

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[l] at 7/1/15 10:59pm
ticker_flatworm_free

When alone, a hermaphroditic flatworm is known to stab itself with its needle-tipped penis and inject sperm to self-impregnate. It's called "hypodermic insemination." Read the rest

[Category: Post, Science, Sex, worms]

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[l] at 7/1/15 10:47pm


For the first time in 28 years, the Library of Congress is about to get a new Librarian, a person with enormous influence over the Internet and American life. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 1201, apollo, archiving, dmca, employment, glam, Happy Mutants, libraries, loc, uspoli]

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[l] at 7/1/15 5:19pm
We discover the cocktail's historical origins, its etymological connection to a horse's butt, and its rocky history, post-Prohibition. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Podcast, alcohol, cocktails, recreational drugs]

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[l] at 7/1/15 4:49pm

Todd Brendan Fahey interviewed me for Reality Sandwich about the zine phase of Boing Boing, and beyond. I gave him this photo of me pasting little bits of paper to the cover of Boing Boing issue #2, which came out in 1988 or 1989.

[Category: Post, zines]

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[l] at 7/1/15 3:44pm

Astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) is back in a new season of the scifi drama Extant. After a so-so first season, the series was rebooted by new showrunners Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro.

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[l] at 7/1/15 3:38pm
The Refugio Incident created an ongoing environmental nightmare for local beaches and wildlife. Read the rest

[Category: Post, birds, Environment, NASA, oil spill, refugio, refugio incident, santa barbara]

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[l] at 7/1/15 3:14pm

This. Looping. Forever. (more…)

[Category: Post, Video, animal, birds, cute, Funny, humor, metal, music, rock and roll, rock n holl]

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[l] at 7/1/15 2:17pm

mag-bar

I keep frequently-used household tools on the powerful magnetic tool holder in the garage. It beats digging around for a screwdriver in a drawer or tool box. It's $19 on Amazon.

[Category: Image, tools]

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

The Grey Lady made the Internet sick to its collective stomach today when it told people to add green peas to guacamole, making it look like partially-masticated pea vomit, and likely tasting as bad, too. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/1/15 1:38pm

"Filmed for the MUSE No Nukes concerts in NYC in 1979"

[Category: Video, music]

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[l] at 7/1/15 1:17pm

The United Nations declared coca leaves an illegal substance in 1961, but Pope Francis told the government of Bolvia to break out the leaves when he arrives for a visit later this month - he plans to chew them.

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[Category: Post, coca, cocaine, drug policy, pope francis]

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[l] at 7/1/15 12:49pm
Explore the many trivia, hidden object, shooting and driving games created around Google Maps, from Streetview Zombie Apocalypse to Google Sheep View. Read the rest

[Category: Post, build with chrome, geo guns, geoguessr, google sheep view, google street view, lego, mapstd, offworld, sheep, tower defense]

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[l] at 7/1/15 12:46pm

Josefina Tometich has some mighty fine mangoes growing on a tree in her Florida home. But don't even think of taking one: she's got a BB gun, and she knows how to use it.

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[Category: Post, fruit]

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[l] at 7/1/15 11:20am
That recent Supreme Court gay marriage decision done got someone's britches all up in a bunch. Read the rest

[Category: Post, equal rights, gay marriage, lgbt, LGBTQ, love wins, scotus, scotus marriage]

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[l] at 7/1/15 11:03am
wife

Things change quickly, America.

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[l] at 7/1/15 11:03am

In 2009, Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Magness pled guilty, but the police department didn't fire him.

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[Category: Post, cops, human rights, police, police brutality, police corruption, torture]

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[l] at 7/1/15 10:53am
A technician was killed by a robot at a Volkswagen plant near Kassel, Germany. Read the rest

[Category: Post, accidents, automotive, cars, robots, volkswagen]

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[l] at 7/1/15 10:25am

If watching the AMC series and attending Walker Stalker Con just isn't enough, Walking Dead fans now have a horror cruise to look forward to.

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[Category: Post, norwegian pearl, walker stalker cruise, walking dead, zombies]

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[l] at 7/1/15 10:07am

In 2009 Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Magness pleaded guilty but the police department didn't fire him.

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[l] at 7/1/15 9:42am

People interested in emulating Donald Trump's taste in fashion received bad news today. In response to the presidential candidate's disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants, Macy's announced it will pull Trump-branded clothing from its stores.

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[l] at 7/1/15 9:36am
A guy

Apparently Jenny McCarthy's ex-boyfriend didn't get the memo. In the name of protecting kids, Jim Carrey advocates endangering kids.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 7/1/15 9:18am
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The Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio was shut down yesterday when an object suspected to be a World War II "pineapple" grenade was found in a suitcase. Turns out, it was a bottle of perfume belonging to a homeless woman who was carrying all her belongings in the bag. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bomb scare, discrimination]

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[l] at 7/1/15 9:18am


Experimental psychologists find that humans prefer explanations for events that have certainty and a sense of purpose over undirected randomness. Read the rest

[Category: Post, biology, cognitive science, creationism, evolution, psychology, religion, scholarship]

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[l] at 7/1/15 9:03am

Lindsay Benner's "Book of Love" is a fantastic, hilarious parody of 1950s instructional films. Painstakingly arranged, her captivating, silent performance is a must see!

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[Category: Video, juggler, kickstarter, lindsay benner]

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[l] at 7/1/15 8:57am
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Believe. (more…)

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[l] at 7/1/15 8:48am
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They've all been piñatafied by the artists of Piñatas Ramirez. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, mexico, papercraft, pinatas]

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[l] at 7/1/15 8:33am

Daniel Pink, author of books about business, work, and behavior, says when parents come to their kids' sports games, it distracts the kids from being able to focus on "the mastery of something difficult, the obligations to team mates, and the game itself."

soccer

[Category: Post, sports]

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[l] at 7/1/15 8:30am

Scott Manley entered data for all the known asteroids near the Earth and made a cool 360 video of them.

I took all the asteroids near the Earth, calculate their positions and place them on a virtual Sky sphere. You can pan the view around, use a smartphone or tablet as a virtual window, or a Cardboard compatible viewer to see this the way it's intended.

[Category: Post, asteroids]

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[l] at 7/1/15 8:30am
Collective_Dog_Pug_10_1000

A classic photographic series by Carmichael Collective. Read the rest

[Category: Post, animals, dogs, pets]

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[l] at 7/1/15 7:55am
img_7537

According to The Tampa Bay Times, Circuit Judge Pamela Campbell said on Monday that she will permit Hulk Hogan one "plain bandana" during his trial against Gawker for posting excerpts from a secretly-taped sex video. "This is not going to be a carnival," she said several times. Read the rest

[Category: Post, gawker, hulk hogan, law, lawsuit, legal, Sex, sex tape, trial]

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[l] at 7/1/15 7:55am
relentlessly-gay-note

Baltimore resident Julie Baker raised $43K on GoFundMe to make her yard more gay after posting a letter she says she got from a neighbor complaining about her "relentlessly gay" yard decor. Snopes investigator Kim LaCapria did a little digging and found the story got curiouser and curiouser. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crowdfunding, gay, GoFundMe, lgbt, snopes]

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[l] at 7/1/15 7:50am

koji kondoAbstract exultation from technical limitation (more…)

[Category: Post, game music, koji kondo]

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[l] at 7/1/15 7:26am

For years I thought I had imagined this movie from my childhood. But there it is, on YouTube! This amazing piece of work fostered my love of classical mythology and anime.

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[l] at 7/1/15 7:15am
tattoo-e1435747576197

This photo of a bad tattoo has gone viral. While Americans immediately appreciate that it represents an error of judgment of astonishing magnitude, its semantic content may escape them. Read the rest

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[l] at 7/1/15 6:54am
According to the Moscow Times, yoga studios in Putinland have been told to stop hosting classes, lest they spread the occult. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cults, russia, yoga]

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[l] at 7/1/15 6:36am

The New York Times charts the inexorable liberalization of America on social issues. But there's a caveat!

The article's thrust is that gun control and abortion are exceptions: "The second category of major issues is different.

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[Category: Post, charts]

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[l] at 7/1/15 6:17am


The force is the largest in America, with a starved and ineffectual Internal Affairs department, which has been powerless to check the Border Patrol's slide into collusion with drug-runners, shootings of protesters, and extreme violence in border areas. Read the rest

[Category: Post, borders, cbp, corruption, DHS, police, transparency, usausausa]

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[l] at 7/1/15 4:09am


Cincinnati's gorgeous art deco Union Station houses many museums -- and a beautifully preserved 1930s ice-cream parlour serving locally made ice-cream. Read the rest

[Category: Post, carbs, cincinnati, deco, Food, glam, Happy Mutants, ohio]

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[l] at 7/1/15 4:09am
Maquisard is a lovely little game of snooping and subversion in a fancy old hotel, inspired by the aesthetic of the grand Wes Anderson film Read the rest

[Category: Post, hotel, maquisard, offworld, play it now]

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[l] at 7/1/15 4:01am


Congress allowed Section 215 of the Patriot Act to sunset in June, terminating one of the absurd legal justifications for one of the NSA's domestic mass surveillance programs. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 215, corruption, fisa, nsa, patriot act, snowden, spooks, surveillance, usa freedom act]

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[l] at 7/1/15 12:36am

Rural county and town clerks are refusing to issue marriage licenses or perform civil ceremonies for same-sex couples, despite the Supreme Court's ruling last week. Read the rest

[Category: Post, christ what an asshole, gop, LGBTQ, selective christianity, texas, usausausa]

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[l] at 7/1/15 12:16am
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association announced the winners of its "Weather in Focus" photo contest. Here are two of the absolutely marvelous honorees. Read the rest

[Category: Image, photography, Science, weather]

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[l] at 7/1/15 12:10am


McKinney is Texas's worst-ranked city for open records requests, and says that it will have to hire a programmer to write entirely new code to search its old, "unsearchable" email system for the emails of Officer Eric Casebolt, who made headlines by tackling a young black girl in a bikini at a pool party and threatening her with his gun. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, corruption, foia, police, race, texas, transparency]

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[l] at 6/30/15 11:41pm
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A creative group of teachers at Mississippi's Biloxi Junior High are painting book spines on an entire hallway of unused old lockers at the school. Fantastic idea! Read the rest

[Category: Post, books, school]

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[l] at 6/30/15 10:20pm

433 Hz. Now you know. (more…)

[Category: Video, Audio, Science, sound]

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[l] at 6/30/15 10:00pm

Daniel and Katina Mercadentes' new short film "Colors" is a delightful piece of montage moviemaking. It's the feel-good film of the day! (more…)

[Category: Video, colors, documentary, film]

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[l] at 6/30/15 3:31pm

You heard it here first.

ezgif-3643396369 [via Christian Nightmares]

[Category: Video, bigotry, christianity, Christians, gay marriage, homophobia, lgbt, LGBTQ, marriage, Marriage Equality, religion, scotus]

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[l] at 6/30/15 3:21pm
We get complaints. We aim to please. (more…)

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[l] at 6/30/15 3:12pm
pin Contents may vary. (more…)

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[l] at 6/30/15 1:59pm

High school student Briana Gardell invented these colorful powder filled paintballs that you can throw by hand, instead of using a compressed air gun.

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[Category: Post, family]

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[l] at 6/30/15 1:27pm
Tiny Twitch pushes the limits of smallness and simplicity, with code so teeny tiny that you can tweet it. Read the rest

[Category: Post, alex yoder, offworld, tiny twitch]

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[l] at 6/30/15 1:24pm

panapal-dant

Michael Dant has a collection of well-cared-for Panasonic portable music players from the early 1970s. He's also taken excellent photos of them, which you can see here. I had a red Toot-a-Loop AM radio. Panasonic ought to re-issue this line of Panapal players with Bluetooth streaming and MP3 playing capability.

[Category: Post, family, media, music, vintage]

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[l] at 6/30/15 12:08pm
Diverse characters are important, even in mobile shooters and other surprising genres Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, brooklyn gamery, character design, leadfeature, Mobile games, offworld, prism shell, race]

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[l] at 6/30/15 12:08pm
peanuts

Peanuts went downhill after Snoopy became a biped.

[Category: Image, comic strips, peanuts]

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[l] at 6/30/15 11:50am
Indian limbo skater Little Rithika set a crazy new record after skating 60 meters while staying under 21 bars set just 15cm (~6 inches) high. (more…)

[Category: Post, Video, Kids, limbo, record, skating, sports]

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[l] at 6/30/15 11:49am

As if Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi) wasn't amazing enough, she's just revealed yet another talent: her perfect Valley girl impersonation.

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[Category: Post, emilia clarke, game of thrones, jimmy kimmel]

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[l] at 6/30/15 11:46am
Installation_in_Courtyard

Atelier YokYok installed this beautiful geometric string sculpture in the cloister of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Cahors, France. The vaulted shapes echo the surrounding 11th-century architecture. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, art installation, design, sculpture, string, yokyok]

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[l] at 6/30/15 11:39am

Fill 148 balloons with water in a matter of seconds with this kit. It contains 4 hose adapters, each containing 37 self-sealing balloons attached to their own water supply.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 6/30/15 11:14am

Born in 1917 as Jacob Kurtzberg, Jack Kirby is recognized as the most important person in comic book history. One could make a good argument that the title belongs to Carl Barks, Robert Crumb, Stan Lee, or Wally Wood.

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[Category: Image, Post, Comic Books, Jack Kirby, Kamandi]

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[l] at 6/30/15 11:07am
Directors Derik Murray and Brent Hodge released a new trailer for I Am Chris Farley, the simultaneously hilarious and devastating documentary out next month. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, Adam Sandler, Bo Derek, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Brian Stack, Chris Farley, Christina Applegate, comedy, Dan Aykroyd, David Spade, documentary, film, Fred Wolf, Jay Mohr, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Molly Shannon, Pat Finn, Tom Arnold, Will Sasso]

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[l] at 6/30/15 11:02am

This is more fun to watch than most romantic comedies. (more…)

[Category: Image, Post]

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[l] at 6/30/15 11:02am

"Fred, if you're afraid you'll have to overlook it, Besides you knew the job was dangerous when you took it!"

I hadn't seen this in years.

[Category: Video, cartoon, danger, super chicken]

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[l] at 6/30/15 10:52am

Radical archivist Carl Malamud writes, "Since 2008, Public.Resource.Org has been trying to get the IRS to release the database of the annual reports of nonprofits in a better way. The nonprofit sector in the U.S. represents $1.5 trillion in economic activity and over 9% of jobs." Read the rest

[Category: Post, charitable giving, Happy Mutants, irs, open records, transparency]

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[l] at 6/30/15 10:35am

This is more fun to watch than most romantic comedies. (more…)

[Category: Image, Post]

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[l] at 6/30/15 10:22am

Remember when Shia LaBeouf plagiarized a Daniel Clowes comic book story almost word-for-word and made a short film about it? When he was found out, he tweeted a series of apologies, which turned out to be plagiarized, too.

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[Category: Post, Daniel Clowes, plagiarism]

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[l] at 6/30/15 10:15am


Jeffrey Martin writes, "I have been working for the last couple of years on this camera, and we have launched today on Kickstarter. It is a beautiful, small device (the size of a tennis ball) with six cameras that make a 4K-resolution, 60fps, spherical video." Read the rest

[Category: Post, crowdfunding, Gadgets, kickstarter, photography, VR]

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[l] at 6/30/15 9:55am

As if Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi) wasn't amazing enough, she's just revealed yet another talent: her perfect Valley girl impersonation.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, emilia clarke, game of thrones, jimmy kimmel]

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[l] at 6/30/15 9:53am

Episode 8 of the "100 Years of Beauty" series looks at Russian hairstyles and make up from the 1910s to the 2010s.

See also:

[Category: Post, fashion]

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[l] at 6/30/15 9:49am
At 23:59:59 (UTC), time will "stop" as the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US and other official timekeepers around the world add a second to our clocks. They last did this in 2012. Read the rest

[Category: Post, clocks, Science, time]

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[l] at 6/30/15 9:47am

If you insult someone in public, they can ignore you, insult you back, or react with violence. If the person you are insulting is a cop, they can also arrest you, even though the charges are almost always thrown out of court.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 6/30/15 9:28am

Every week on the Cool Tools Show podcast, Kevin Kelly and I interview an interesting person, and ask them about four of their favorite tools.

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[Category: Post, Ben Krasnow, family, how-do, makers, podcasts]

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[l] at 6/30/15 9:22am

Actors can be difficult, even when they aren't human. Yesterday in Australia, a Capuchin monkey playing Jack the Monkey snuck up behind a 54-year-old makeup artist and bit her on the ear.

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[Category: Post, capuchin monkey, jack the monkey, pirates of the caribbean]

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[l] at 6/30/15 9:12am

Zeiss Pre-Moistened Lens Cleaning Wipes, 200 Count

Quite literally splattered with everything from seal poop to motor oil, my eyeglasses are frequently filthy. These packets help.

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[Category: Post, poetry, review]

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

Every editor has their favorite way to cheaply generate art for stories with no visual component. Arranging little plastic toys in a cute tableaux is among the classier alternatives to stock art—especially when it comes to the exciting world of international finance.

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[Category: Post, stock art]

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[l] at 6/30/15 7:30am
Bernal-for-Kickstarter-932x593Even locals don't know they're there, but Seep City reveals the groundwater diverted or otherwise concealed by development—which may yet be useful to parched inhabitants.

[Category: Post, maps]

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[l] at 6/30/15 7:22am

A New York judge has nailed a 2011 patent on giving people money: "Even the addition of an element of computer use is insufficient to render it valid"

The ruling came down in a case that was brought by Kickstarter, the Brooklyn-based crowdfunding startup.

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[Category: Post, crowdfunding]

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[l] at 6/30/15 7:01am
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Vice's Simon Davies reports on the art of making and maintaining "human pelts." Read the rest

[Category: Post, tattoos]

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

rapescenes

At Wired, our Laura writes about the emerging media cycle surrounding rape scenes in TV shows and the euphemistic bullshit used to justify the bottom-shelf storytelling they embody: "If you’re a woman in media, you’re basically the sexy Halloween costume of human beings in a world where Halloween never ends." Read the rest

[Category: Post, rape scenes, storytelling]

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[l] at 6/30/15 6:47am
With its smokelike terrain, salmon sun and blood-flecked landscapes, DOLLY is a visually-striking platformer that seems to take place inside a woman's head. Read the rest

[Category: Post, DOLLY, offworld, platformers, play it now]

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[l] at 6/30/15 6:32am
clockThe Greek loan repayment deadline was extended, Reuters reports—by a leap-second. Pretty good troll, Reuters!

[Category: Post, greece]

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[l] at 6/30/15 6:15am
Why would you want a throbbing digital potato to hang out on your screen all day? Read the rest

[Category: Post, desktop assistants, electric love potato, nathalie lawhead, offworld, potatoes]

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[l] at 6/30/15 6:10am

I just love Nathalie Lawhead's work. It's not only that she's one of my very favorites doing digital art that recalls old shareware and the early web, but her projects—like the Tetrageddon Games freeware arcade, or the jarring, comically-gruesome Froggy— seem to focus on one of that aesthetic era's most interesting contrasts.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, desktop assistants, electric love potato, nathalie lawhead, offworld, potatoes]

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[l] at 6/30/15 6:04am
We're in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us — all of us — by being active consumers and participants. Here's how. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, education, media literacyg]

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[l] at 6/30/15 4:16am


In my new Guardian column, I point out that the big-data-driven surveillance business model is on the rocks. Read the rest

[Category: Image, Post, advertising, big data, Business, facebook, surveillance]

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[l] at 6/30/15 4:01am


It's 45" x 60", made of cuddly fleece, and costs $25, for when the pressures of command demand a duvet day.

[Category: Post, gift guide, housewares, science fiction, star trek]

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[l] at 6/29/15 10:48pm


Justice Antonin Scalia's intemperate dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court's landmark marriage equality case included some epic old dude grumpery, including the phrases "pure applesauce" and "jiggery-pokery." Read the rest

[Category: Post, Funny, Happy Mutants, language, law, scotus]

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[l] at 6/29/15 10:34pm


Jessamyn West is a freelancer, and that means that she has to talk on the phone to earn her crust. This sucks. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, coase, telcoms, work]

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[l] at 6/29/15 10:06pm

To quote Jerry Seinfeld, "It seems like such an... arbitrary, ridiculous thing to just pick a finger and you show it to the person. It's a finger, what does it mean? Someone shows me one of their fingers and I'm supposed to feel bad." (more…)

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 6/29/15 9:37pm
bzzzz

A trailer loaded with millions of bees in 400 hives overturned in Coeue D'Alene, Idaho on Sunday. Read the rest

[Category: Post, bees, insects]

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[l] at 6/29/15 9:05pm

Remember the hype about neuromarketing, the use of brain imaging and other technologies to directly measure consumer preference or the effect of advertisements on our unconscious?

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[Category: Post, advertising, marketing, neuromarketing, neuroscience, Science]

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[l] at 6/29/15 4:26pm
Hecho en Mexico. Read the rest

[Category: Post, aliens, birthdays, films, fun, mexico, movies, pinatas, ridley scott, science fiction]

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[l] at 6/29/15 4:04pm
The presidential candidate and professional assclown called Mexican immigrants "rapists." Read the rest

[Category: Post, donald trump, media, mexican, mexico, nbc, racism]

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[l] at 6/29/15 3:50pm

rav

This is the best price I've seen on the RAVPower Luster 3000mAh Mini Portable Charger ($6). It has enough juice to give most phones a full charge.

[Category: Post, Gadgets]

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[l] at 6/29/15 2:24pm
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For just under $4 million you can live in Frank Sinatra's Villa Maggio, a five acre home on a mountain above California's Palm Desert. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Entertainment, hollywood, home, house, real estate, sinatra]

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[l] at 6/29/15 1:33pm

General Motors is moving up the on-sale date for its Chevrolet Bolt electric car to 2017, or maybe even sooner than that. It'll cost $30,000 (after tax breaks) about $5,000 less $2.5k more than the upcoming Tesla Model 3, which will offer a similar 200 mile range on a charge.

[Category: Image, Post, electric cars]

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[l] at 6/29/15 1:31pm
Enjoy this game about matching tiles so that monsters won't kill you, and tricking out your watercraft. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 10000000, offworld, you must build a boat]

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[l] at 6/29/15 1:24pm
3750

Illustrators Adam Frost and Jim Kynvin prepared a series of charts examining the data in the Sherlock Holmes canon. (more…)

[Category: Post, books, mystery, sherlock holmes]

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[l] at 6/29/15 1:18pm
I've had an interesting run with this motorcycle. It is probably haunted, and really doesn't want to go to Los Angeles. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, airhead, bmw, for sale, jason's utter lack of mechanical skill]

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[l] at 6/29/15 1:16pm
My family is moving to Los Angeles in two weeks. Many Londoners understand intuitively why we're going. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, Post, corruption, graeber, london, piketty, uk, ukpoli]

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[l] at 6/29/15 12:41pm

These fluffy panda infants are too cute for words! Born to mothers who weren't able to care for their babies (one had cancer, another wasn't able to properly care for them) Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is hand-feeding them up to seven times a day.

So far they are doing great and breaking hearts around the world.

[Category: Image, baby red pandas]

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[l] at 6/29/15 12:34pm

Rick Kleffel sends his latest Bookotron podcast: "Neal Stephenson discusses (MP3) the challenges of turning orbital dynamics into pulse-pounding fiction ... and his latest novel Seveneves." (Image: Bob Lee, CC-BY)

[Category: Post, Audio, books, Happy Mutants, mp3, podcast, science fiction] [Link to media]

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[l] at 6/29/15 12:12pm
YouTuber YJSubs stabilized this crazy video of an excavator operator using the bucket to descend an unstable sandy embankment. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, dangerous, heavy equipment, video, workplace safety, WTF]

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[l] at 6/29/15 12:05pm

bundle

Learn Python, Ruby & PHP w/ 8 Courses of 95 + Hours of Programming Bootcamp. See details.

[Category: Image, shop]

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[l] at 6/29/15 12:05pm
Practice Makes Perfect: Build Real Apps with 30 Hours of Coding & Web Scraping Course Content Read the rest

[Category: Image, Post, shop]

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[l] at 6/29/15 12:05pm
Take Your Pick from Among 5 of Today's Hottest Big-Screen Android Phones Read the rest

[Category: Image, Post, shop]

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[l] at 6/29/15 12:04pm
Malibu Sea Cave

Night photography specialist Jack Fusco has a special love for framing his images of the Milky Way using sea caves, like this one in Malibu. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cameras, jack fusco, photography, Space, timelapse]

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[l] at 6/29/15 12:04pm

Peas, celery, parsley, and a variety of lettuces are growing in an old London WWII bunker 100 feet underground. To enter the 2.5 acre farm you must first wind your way down a 129-step spiral staircase near the Clapham North tube station.

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[Category: Post, growing underground, underground farm]

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[l] at 6/29/15 12:03pm

The split-tailed horned viper has the head of a snake but its tail looks like a spider. This adaptation allows it to attract birds to munch on.

Nature sure is beautiful, but also as scary as fuck.

[Category: Post, animals, snakes]

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[l] at 6/29/15 11:30am

The BACtrack Vio Smartphone Breathalyzer ($42.99) is the smallest and simplest way to turn nearly any smartphone into a high-performance alcohol screening device.

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[Category: Image, shop]

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[l] at 6/29/15 11:22am
A Top-Rated, Ultra-Precise Touch-Screen Stylus w/ a Retractable & Replaceable Tip. Read the rest

[Category: Image, shop]

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[l] at 6/29/15 10:52am

Studies have shown that there is a strong link between having sex and being happy. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University asked 64 married heterosexual couples to double the frequency of their sexual relations.

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[l] at 6/29/15 10:39am

Jeb Bush is telling Americans about his business acumen. But he's leaving out the part where five of Bush's business associates have been convicted of crimes.

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[Category: Post, Jeb Bush, sleazy]

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[l] at 6/29/15 9:59am

A 43-year-old Florida woman has been charged with making a false report about being raped to police after an analysis of her Fitbit data.

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[l] at 6/29/15 9:47am

Is this the cover of an obscure James Chance and the Contortions LP? No. It's a photo of one of the Gareau brothers being pinned down by an Ohio restaurant manager after the duo allegedly consumed $160 of food and drinks and attempted to flee without paying the bill.

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[l] at 6/29/15 9:32am
reductress

If The Onion For Her and Lady Clickhole sound like sites you'd enjoy, swing by Reductress, a site that mocks the new crop of craptacular content farms aimed at women ages 25-39 who are watching their dreams slowly die. Read the rest

[Category: Post, clickbait, Funny, parody, reductress, satire]

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[l] at 6/29/15 9:30am

YouTuber Merfish creates lovingly detailed homages to film and TV in Grand Theft Auto, like this re-enactment of the Full House intro. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, full house, Funny, Grand theft auto, merfish, parody, satire, video]

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[l] at 6/29/15 9:29am

The Tower of London is a wonderful Disneyland-esque attraction, and tourists sometimes confuse the Queen's Guard as fun-loving cast members in costume. But this video, and many other like it in on YouTube, show that the Queen's Guard is best enjoyed from a respectful distance.

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[Category: Post, Queen's Guard]

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[l] at 6/29/15 9:14am
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India's often-unsanitary public toilets are breeding grounds for disease, leading many women pay to access toilets in places like McDonald's and KFC. The new "pee-buddy" is providing local women with urine liberation, reports the BBC.

[Category: Post, women, women of color, women's health, women's rights]

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[l] at 6/29/15 9:08am

After dropping his phone out the window while trying to take a photo of the car next to him, this irate gentleman did other dumb things.

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[Category: Post, road rage]

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[l] at 6/29/15 4:04am


Brian "DMZ" Wood's new comic from IMAGE is Starve, and issue one, which just hit shelves at your local comic shop is the strongest start since Warren Ellis's Transmetropolitan. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Comics, cyberpunk, Food, graeber, Happy Mutants, not food, piketty, science fiction, solnit]

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[l] at 6/28/15 11:01pm
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"At that time when we rendered things, everything kind of looked plastic-y," Lasseter says. "Everything looks like plastic, so what if the characters were made of plastic? What if they were... toys?'" Read the rest

[Category: Post, animation, Entertainment, film, hollywood, movies, pixar, Technology]

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[l] at 6/28/15 10:43pm


Thinkgeek's Brain Specimen Coasters come in a set of ten, stacking to form a 3D brain. (via Geeky Merch)

[Category: Post, booze, brains, Gadgets, gift guide, Happy Mutants, neuroscience, Science]

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[l] at 6/28/15 10:38pm

As a volunteer, Brian Boyko developed the Mayday.US site that helped Lawrence Lessig's Mayday.US anti-PAC raise $11M to fight campaign finance corruption, and now he wants to go to code camp. Read the rest

[Category: Video, crowdfunding, Happy Mutants, mayday.us, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 6/28/15 10:18pm
"I have no faith at all. I only hold convictions." Audio from interview conducted by Mike Wallace in 1959. (Blank on Blank)

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[Category: Video, animation, Ayn Rand, interview, writer]

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[l] at 6/28/15 6:51pm

Earjax ($34.95) has extremely high standards for a proper listening experience, and you should too. Their precision-crafted design delivers every nuance of every note, so you are guaranteed to hear music as the artists intended.

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[Category: Image, Post, shop]

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[l] at 6/28/15 11:57am

The largest-sized Aqua Lily Pad weighs 57lbs and unrolls to 20' long, and will support up to 1300lbs of sun-loungers, coolers, and people. Read the rest

[Category: Video, Gadgets, gift guide, Happy Mutants]

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[l] at 6/28/15 11:48am

Gerber's GDC Zip Blade measures 1.7" when closed and is intended to be used as a zipper-pull (it has a quick-release) -- the 0.68" blade locks open for a total length of 1.7" (there's also a multidriver and hexkey version) (via Canopy)

[Category: Video, Gadgets, gift guide, Happy Mutants, videos]

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[l] at 6/28/15 6:53am
angry (more…)

[Category: Post, gay marriage, obamacare, scotus]

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[l] at 6/27/15 10:40pm


A meditation on the problem of updating bureaucracies' databases that presently only support reciprocal "husband-wife" relationships, but not "husband-husband" or "wife-wife". Read the rest

[Category: Image, computer science, LGBTQ, Marriage Equality, utopia of rules]

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[l] at 6/27/15 10:19pm

A CNN reporter filed an "exclusive" story about a person carrying an "ISIS flag" at yesterday's Pride Parade in London. Read the rest

[Category: Video, cnn, Funny, gwot, LGBTQ, london, media theory, parody, uk, Weird]

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[l] at 6/27/15 10:12pm

The winners from last night's Locus Awards Banquet in Seattle have been announced: Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, books, fantasy, Happy Mutants, science fiction]

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[l] at 6/27/15 3:37pm

Over at Dangerous Minds, Tara McGinley shared photos of 70s "blowjob faces."

Given the era's dietary standards, they could also pass for 70s poo faces.

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[Category: Post, porn, Sex]

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[l] at 6/27/15 3:29pm
Dumb as planks. dildosis

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[l] at 6/26/15 3:53pm

Josh from the Open Tech Institute writes, "Last week, researchers published the first results from the Internet Health Test, a public tool for consumers to measure their Internet speeds and gather data on broadband providers in the wake of the FCC’s Open Internet Order. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cable company fuckery, net neutrality, ripoff, telcoms]

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[l] at 6/26/15 3:40pm


The senator from Nevada scoffed at the Bureau of Land Management's demand that Burning Man build it a $1m VIP compound with showers and flush toilets, saying that the festival's ethic of radical self-reliance should extend to its Fed minders. Read the rest

[Category: Post, BLM, burning man, nevada, radical self reliance]

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[l] at 6/26/15 3:11pm

"Those Who Are Jesus" is Steven Eastwood's fascinating 2001 documentary about three people who have true delusions of grandeur based on "profoundly religious or revalatory experiences." Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, documentaries, films, mind, psychology, religion, Science, spirituality]

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[l] at 6/26/15 3:09pm

"Internet access is not a necessity or human right" -Michael O’Rielly, Republican FCC Commissioner

[Category: Post, christ what an asshole, dc, fcc, gop, human rights, usausausa, web theory]

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[l] at 6/26/15 3:05pm

Foods containing mixtures of salt, fat, sugar and starch are "hyperpalatable" and induce strong, habitual compulsions to consume; the most successful high-calorie dishes are engineered to deliver staggering loads of all four, singly and in combination. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, carbs, Food, Minnesota, not food, obesity]

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[l] at 6/26/15 2:38pm
gaygenerallee

The General Lee loses its Confederate Flag, and the truth about Bo and Luke comes out. (more…)

[Category: Image, confederate, confederate flag, dukes of hazzard, gay marriage, lgbt, LGBTQ, Marriage Equality, redneck]

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[l] at 6/26/15 2:28pm

Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!

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

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[l] at 6/26/15 2:25pm
The times they are a-changing, even at the venerable Japanese video game publisher. Read the rest

[Category: Post, fire emblem, fire emblem fates, lgbt, offworld, scotus, tomodachi life]

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[l] at 6/26/15 1:46pm
jF11yrf

We salute you, happy gay people of Red Pegasus Comics in Dallas, Texas.

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[Category: Post, gay marriage, lgbt, LGBTQ, scotus, scotus marriage]

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[l] at 6/26/15 1:41pm
N9Koe2G

Kind of a crazy day, right? (more…)

[Category: Image, equality, gay marriage, human rights, law, lgbt, LGBTQ, Marriage Equality, scotus]

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[l] at 6/26/15 1:39pm
caglecartoon

Spotted first on the Southern Poverty Law Center's Facebook Page.

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[Category: Post, charleston, confederate flag, gay marriage, lgbt, same sex marriage]

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[l] at 6/26/15 1:19pm
My, my. Read the rest

[Category: Post, charleston]

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[l] at 6/26/15 1:14pm
oxford_english_dictionary_01

Also: Photobomb, crowdfund, totes, sext, and nearly 500 more. Read the rest

[Category: Post, dictionary, words]

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[l] at 6/26/15 12:50pm

Delivering a eulogy at the funeral for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, killed in the Charleston church massacre with 8 more by white supremacist Dylan Roof, President Obama sings “Amazing Grace.” Read the rest

[Category: Video, charleston]

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[l] at 6/26/15 12:50pm
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Rod. His name is actually Rod. Read the rest

[Category: Post, lightning, lucky, names]

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[l] at 6/26/15 12:37pm
A new study shows that people using a stationary bike to exercise pedal faster when they're also working on a mental task. The University of Florida researchers had actually expected that the multitasking would hinder both activities. Read the rest

[Category: Post, exercise, multitasking, neuroscience]

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[l] at 6/26/15 12:14pm
campherovillanosage

Winona Ryder signed on as star of a forthcoming Netflix drama about the high weirdness, conspiracy theories, and paranormal reports around the Montauk Project, alleged US government experiments on Long Island involving time travel, psi-ops, and teleportation. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Entertainment, hollywood, paranormal, parapsychology, television]

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[l] at 6/26/15 12:01pm
rockfood04

Over at Weird Universe, Alex posted his fun photos from the San Diego County Fair of "an exhibit of rocks that look like food." (more…)

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 6/26/15 11:58am
potus

History in Charleston. (more…)

[Category: Video, charleston, racism]

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[l] at 6/26/15 11:39am

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Charleston. (more…)

[Category: Post, charleston, racism, violence]

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[l] at 6/26/15 11:20am
camp-champ

The Camp Champ is a stately and elegant mobile kitchen with equipment and utensils for six that collapses into a compact wooden box. Its construction reminds me of a magician's stage illusion! Read the rest

[Category: Post, camping, Cooking, gear, kitchen, outdoors]

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[l] at 6/26/15 11:13am

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Because #lovewins. (more…)

[Category: Image, gay marriage, human rights, law, lgbt, LGBTQ, Marriage Equality, politics, scotus, scotus marriage]

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[l] at 6/26/15 10:13am

The U.S. Forest Service is blaming a hobby drone for grounding a fleet of planes delivering fire retardant to a blaze near Big Bear Lake on June 24th. Read the rest

[Category: Post, airspace, DRONE, DRONES, firefighter]

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[l] at 6/26/15 10:12am
kermit-tesoro-01

Designer Kermit Tesoro released images of this custom-designed POLYPODIS 2015 shoe. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, design, fashion, footwear, Kermit Tesoro, shoe, shoes, tentacles]

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[l] at 6/26/15 10:11am
Feathr-Wallpaper-3a-Casper-Heijkenskjold-2_M

Feathr produces digitally printed, on-demand wallpaper, and they even occasionally take submissions from interested artists through open calls and bespoke commissions. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, design, digital design, feathr, home decor, interior design, print on demand, wallpaper]

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[l] at 6/26/15 10:10am
eit-computers02

"Why is it that men understand computers so easily, but women don't?" After being driven mad by her technophobia, a hapless woman is visited by the spirit of Ada Lovelace, who patiently guides the woman back to her miserable reality. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/26/15 10:03am

The Science of Bacon (more…)

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[l] at 6/26/15 9:26am
nyanbow #lovewins (more…)

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[l] at 6/26/15 9:05am
Learned helplessness keeps people in bad jobs, poor health, terrible relationships, and awful circumstances despite how easy it may be to escape. Learn how to defeat this psychological trap, thanks to the work of Martin Seligman. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/26/15 8:40am
GAYMAPZ EVERYWHERE. (more…)

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[l] at 6/26/15 8:31am

In BooFlag, just switch on your computer mic and boo at the Confederate flag. As you do, it will slowly be lowered, and eventually it will catch on fire and burn to a little pile of ash.

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[Category: Post, booflag, confederate flag, newsgames, offworld]

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[l] at 6/26/15 8:08am
“This is a watershed moment for civil rights that finally brings the dream of living in an equitable society one tiny fraction of a step closer to reality,” said civil rights lawyer Helene Najjar, adding that the country could now turn its attention to closing the income gap, ending racial discrimination in law enforcement, and providing equal educational opportunities for all children, among tens of thousands of other issues." Read the rest

[Category: Image, gay rights, racism, sexism, social justice]

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[l] at 6/26/15 8:08am
“This is a watershed moment for civil rights that finally brings the dream of living in an equitable society one tiny fraction of a step closer to reality,” said civil rights lawyer Helene Najjar, adding that the country could now turn its attention to closing the income gap, ending racial discrimination in law enforcement, and providing equal educational opportunities for all children, among tens of thousands of other issues.” Read the rest

[Category: Image, gay rights, racism, sexism, social justice]

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[l] at 6/26/15 7:37am

The Supreme Court of the United States of America has ruled that same-sex partners have a right to marry anywhere in the nation.

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[l] at 6/26/15 6:40am


From Schönstaub, who make the amazing sized-to-order celestial rugs, comes the NYC from space beach-towel.

[Category: Post, Book, germany, gift guide, Happy Mutants, housewares, nyc, Space, urban theory]

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[l] at 6/26/15 6:22am

The lucky attendees at this year’s meeting of the American Societe of Parasitologists got a gorgeous deck of parasite-themed playing cards into their conference bags. Read the rest

[Category: Image, biology, Gadgets, Happy Mutants, parasitology, Science, swag]

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[l] at 6/26/15 6:13am


Rev Dan Catt has been experimenting with “flip-flops” since 2012, taking a popular digital image, getting a physical thing made from it, turning that into a new popular digital image — but the Google “Inceptionism” image-processing shirt was a world-beater. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 3d printing, bits and atoms, Business, Happy Mutants, image processing, web theory]

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[l] at 6/26/15 5:35am
(more…)

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[l] at 6/26/15 5:28am

A U.K. realtor valued the subterranean residence at £8.5m (~$14m), on the assumption that it is situated in Worcestershire, the county J.R.R.

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[l] at 6/26/15 5:28am

A U.K. realtor valued the subterranean residence at £8.5m (~$14m), on the assumption that it is situated in Worcestershire, the county J.R.R.

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[Category: Post, lies, real estate, wealth]

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[l] at 6/26/15 5:12am
The myth of white neutrality persists in the world of gaming, where black characters in fantasy games can be deemed less "realistic" than dragons. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, bioshock infinite, dragon age, leadfeature, offworld, rust, witcher 3]

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[l] at 6/26/15 5:03am
quake WebQuake is doing the rounds, today, and to my horror I found we have never posted it. Consider this sad omission remedied. [details]

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[l] at 6/26/15 5:03am
quake WebQuake is doing the rounds, today, and to my horror I found we have never posted it. Consider this sad omission remedied. [details]

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[l] at 6/26/15 4:57am

krugman I’m too dumb to understand what the article is about, but Walter Newton’s Street Fighter-style animations for “Paul Krugman Battles The Austerians” are fabulous.

[Category: Post, animations, paul krugman]

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[l] at 6/26/15 4:52am

In BooFlag, just switch on your computer mic and boo at the Confederate flag. As you do, it will slowly be lowered, and eventually it will catch on fire and burn to a little pile of ash.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, booflag, confederate flag, newsgames, offworld]

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[l] at 6/26/15 4:47am

noise

JScreenFix purports to repair pixels stuck on a certain color using nothing more than javascript and HTML. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cantellbythepixels, pixels, the pixels are leaking]

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[l] at 6/26/15 4:47am

noise

JScreenFix purports to repair pixels stuck on a certain color using nothing more than javascript and HTML. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cantellbythepixels, pixels, the pixels are leaking]

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[l] at 6/26/15 4:35am

It’s from 2013, but Tim Ellis’s wrath at the insane, incomprehensible controls of modern ovens speaks for all of us.

This Jenn-Air microwave sports 34 buttons.

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[l] at 6/26/15 4:19am

AnalogNT is an 8-bit gaming console precision-crafted from a single block of aluminum, resulting in something beautiful but no more capable than thrift store tat.

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:18pm

In a heartfelt and frank interview (conducted by our own Caroline Siede!), Wil Wheaton discusses the moment he realized he needed help with his clinical depression, and the moment he realized that the help was helping. Read the rest

[Category: Video, depression, Happy Mutants, health, mental health, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:12pm


Hana from Unplugged Studio upcycles new and vintage clothes mixed with comics-themed prints to make great, nerdy women's wear: Wonder Woman lace thong, Captain America partially-lined tee, vintage Levi's TMNT shorts, vintage Marvel Wrangler shorts. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

[Category: Image, Clothes, Copyfight, esty, fanac, gift guide, Happy Mutants, makers]

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:12pm


Hana from Unplugged Studio upcycles new and vintage clothes mixed with comics-themed prints to make great, nerdy women’s wear: Wonder Woman lace thong, Captain America partially-lined tee, vintage Levi’s TMNT shorts, vintage Marvel Wrangler shorts. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

[Category: Image, Clothes, Copyfight, esty, fanac, gift guide, Happy Mutants, makers]

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:09pm


Hana from Unplugged Studio upcycles new and vintage clothes mixed with comics-themed prints to make great, nerdy women’s wear: Wonder Woman lace thong, Captain America partially-lined tee, vintage Levi’s TMNT shorts, vintage Marvel Wrangler shorts. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

[Category: Image, Clothes, Copyfight, esty, fanac, gift guide, Happy Mutants, makers]

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[l] at 6/25/15 6:39pm
golf

This video from Golf Digest is oddly captivating.

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[l] at 6/25/15 6:39pm
golf

This video from Golf Digest is oddly captivating.

(more…)

[Category: Post, golf, sports]

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[l] at 6/25/15 6:39pm

golf

This video from Golf Digest is oddly captivating.

(more…)

[Category: Post, golf, sports]

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[l] at 6/25/15 6:15pm

Sneed

Patrick Macnee, who brilliantly portrayed dapper secret agent John Steed in the 1960s television series The Avengers, has passed away.

[Category: Post, rip]

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[l] at 6/25/15 5:23pm
The myth of white neutrality persists in the world of gaming, where black characters in fantasy games can be deemed less "realistic" than dragons. Read the rest

[Category: Feature, bioshock infinite, dragon age, offworld, rust, witcher 3]

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[l] at 6/25/15 4:32pm

“I Watch You,” a most nifty hack by Eirik Solheim. Read the rest

[Category: Video, apple, apple watch, aviation, DRONES, Gadgets, quadcopters, uavs]

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[l] at 6/25/15 4:32pm

“I Watch You,” a most nifty hack by Eirik Solheim. Read the rest

[Category: Video, apple, apple watch, aviation, DRONES, Gadgets, quadcopters, uavs]

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[l] at 6/25/15 4:24pm

obd-2

Have you ever neglected to sufficiently tighten the gas cap after refueling your car? If you have a car built after 1996, it’s likely to have triggered the “Check Engine” dashboard idiot light, even though nothing is wrong with your car. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cars, Gadgets]

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[l] at 6/25/15 4:05pm


Sneed

Patrick Macnee, who brilliantly portrayed the dapper John Steed in the 1960's vintage 'The Avengers,' has passed away.

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[l] at 6/25/15 4:05pm


Sneed

Patrick Macnee, who brilliantly portrayed the dapper John Steed in the 1960’s vintage ‘The Avengers,’ has passed away.

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[l] at 6/25/15 3:58pm

Vintage Youtubeage from 2007. (more…)

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[l] at 6/25/15 3:58pm

Vintage Youtubeage from 2007. (more…)

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[l] at 6/25/15 3:58pm

Vintage Youtubeage from 2007. (more…)

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[l] at 6/25/15 2:48pm

Sneed

Patrick Macnee, who brilliantly portrayed the dapper John Sneed in the 1960's vintage 'The Avengers,' has passed away.

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[l] at 6/25/15 2:45pm
"It took all the skin off your hands," says former Army soldier Rollins Edwards. "Your hands just rotted." Read the rest

[Category: Post, african american, black, chemical warfare, japanese, latino, military, mustard gas, puerto rican, racism, va, veterans, veterans administration, war, world war 2, World War II, WWII]

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[l] at 6/25/15 2:45pm
"It took all the skin off your hands," says former Army soldier Rollins Edwards. "Your hands just rotted." Read the rest

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[l] at 6/25/15 2:33pm
Sleep

Polyphasic sleep is a method of training your body to requiring much less sleep by taking multiple short naps throughout the day instead of one long sleeping time at night. Over at Quartz, science-trained journalist Akshat Rathi reports on his year-long experiment attempting to “cheat sleep.” Read the rest

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[l] at 6/25/15 2:33pm

Sleep

Polyphasic sleep is a method of training your body to requiring much less sleep by taking multiple short naps throughout the day instead of one long sleeping time at night. Over at Quartz, science-trained journalist Akshat Rathi reports on his year-long experiment attempting to “cheat sleep.” Read the rest

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[l] at 6/25/15 2:33pm
Sleep

Polyphasic sleep is a method of training your body to requiring much less sleep by taking multiple short naps throughout the day instead of one long sleeping time at night. Over at Quartz, science-trained journalist Akshat Rathi reports on his year-long experiment attempting to "cheat sleep." Read the rest

[Category: Post, polyphasic sleep, sleep]

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[l] at 6/25/15 2:28pm

I have one of these tiny inexpensive microscopes, and it is surprisingly good. But it didn’t come with a clip to attach it to a phone camera, like this.

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[Category: Post, family, Gadgets, gear, Science]

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[l] at 6/25/15 2:28pm

I have one of these tiny inexpensive microscopes, and it is surprisingly good. But it didn't come with a clip to attach it to a phone camera, like this.

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[Category: Post, family, Gadgets, gear, Science]

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[l] at 6/25/15 2:04pm
"It took all the skin off your hands," says former Army soldier Rollins Edwards. "Your hands just rotted." Read the rest

[Category: Post, african american, black, chemical warfare, japanese, latino, military, mustard gas, puerto rican, racism, va, veterans, veterans administration, war, world war 2, World War II, WWII]

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[l] at 6/25/15 1:23pm

Need a place to stay near Google X in Mountain View? John Potter is renting out a 9′ x 7′ Coleman tent in his backyard on Airbnb for $46/night.

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[Category: Post, airbnb, camping, housing, real estate, rentals, san francisco]

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[l] at 6/25/15 1:23pm

Need a place to stay near Google X in Mountain View? John Potter is renting out a 9′ x 7′ Coleman tent in his backyard on Airbnb for $46/night.

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[Category: Post, airbnb, camping, housing, real estate, rentals, san francisco]

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[l] at 6/25/15 1:23pm

Need a place to stay near Google X in Mountain View? John Potter is renting out a 9' x 7' Coleman tent in his backyard on Airbnb for $46/night.

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[Category: Post, airbnb, camping, housing, real estate, rentals, san francisco]

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[l] at 6/25/15 12:54pm

A few years ago the most horrific insect I’ve ever seen chased my family while hiking in Los Angeles. Its dark bluish wasp-shaped body was gigantic, its stinger visible even from afar.

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[Category: Post, San Antonio, spider wasp, tarantula hawk]

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[l] at 6/25/15 12:54pm

A few years ago the most horrific insect I've ever seen chased my family while hiking in Los Angeles. Its dark bluish wasp-shaped body was gigantic, its stinger visible even from afar.

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[Category: Post, San Antonio, spider wasp, tarantula hawk]

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[l] at 6/25/15 12:28pm

extralarge

For $25/month, you can soon have access to a network of guaranteed clean bathrooms in New York City through a new app called Looie. The service launches in July with seven bathrooms at cafes and restaurants in TriBeCa. Read the rest

[Category: Post, apps, bathrooms, Business, new york city, on-demand, toilets]

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[l] at 6/25/15 12:28pm
extralarge

For $25/month, you can soon have access to a network of guaranteed clean bathrooms in New York City through a new app called Looie. The service launches in July with seven bathrooms at cafes and restaurants in TriBeCa. Read the rest

[Category: Post, apps, bathrooms, Business, new york city, on-demand, toilets]

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[l] at 6/25/15 12:11pm

Approximate translation: “It’s the Family Computer’s Dream Adventure Game, “Super Mario Bros.”! With a mysterious power, he gains a great transformation! Explore the earth, underground, the sea, the sky, and much more to see in this complete world.” Read the rest

[Category: Post, commercials, Games, mario, Nintendo, television]

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[l] at 6/25/15 12:11pm

Approximate translation: "It's the Family Computer's Dream Adventure Game, "Super Mario Bros."! With a mysterious power, he gains a great transformation! Explore the earth, underground, the sea, the sky, and much more to see in this complete world." Read the rest

[Category: Post, commercials, Games, mario, Nintendo, television]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:47am

MinutePhysics created a simple explanation of the complicated task of detecting secret nuclear tests. There’s a push underway to demand that the US and other countries legalize such inspections worldwide.
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[Category: Post, Video, CTBTO, global policy, international law, nuclear bombs, nuclear test ban, physics, weapons of mass destruction]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:47am

MinutePhysics created a simple explanation of the complicated task of detecting secret nuclear tests. There's a push underway to demand that the US and other countries legalize such inspections worldwide. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, CTBTO, global policy, international law, nuclear bombs, nuclear test ban, physics, weapons of mass destruction]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:42am

COcJt2M

Imgur user PapJ06 created these interesting Lichtenberg figures by electrocuting wood blocks with a modified microwave transformer, then applying glowing powder and resin. Read the rest

[Category: Post, craft, electricity, howto, lichtenberg figure, maker, woodworking]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:42am
COcJt2M

Imgur user PapJ06 created these interesting Lichtenberg figures by electrocuting wood blocks with a modified microwave transformer, then applying glowing powder and resin. Read the rest

[Category: Post, craft, electricity, howto, lichtenberg figure, maker, woodworking]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:42am

On June 25, 1978, Gilbert Baker raised the first Rainbow Pride flag in San Francisco. Last week, MoMA acquired the flag for their collection, and they have a terrific interview with the designer.

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[Category: Post, flag, lgbt, LGBTQ, pride month]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:42am

On June 25, 1978, Gilbert Baker raised the first Rainbow Pride flag in San Francisco. Last week, MoMA acquired the flag for their collection, and they have a terrific interview with the designer.

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[Category: Post, flag, lgbt, LGBTQ, pride month]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:26am

supremecourt

Recent rulings at the Supreme Court of the United States have left some people confused at its ideological composition, traditionally held to be perfectly balanced between four liberals and four conservatives, with a “swing vote” in the middle. In order to help explain what’s going on, I prepared this useful info-graphic.

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:26am
supremecourt Recent rulings at the Supreme Court of the United States have left some people confused at its ideological composition, traditionally held to be perfectly balanced between four liberals and four conservatives, with a "swing vote" in the middle. In order to help explain what's going on, I prepared this useful info-graphic.

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:25am

mri-gauss-gun-620-1435249463681

Researchers demonstrated an early proof-of-concept system in which tiny robots inside your body, controlled by an MRI machine, could self-assemble into a Gauss gun and fire projectiles to clear blockages or deliver drugs. Video below. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Engineering, medicine, robotics, robots, Science, Technology]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:25am
mri-gauss-gun-620-1435249463681

Researchers demonstrated an early proof-of-concept system in which tiny robots inside your body, controlled by an MRI machine, could self-assemble into a Gauss gun and fire projectiles to clear blockages or deliver drugs. Video below. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Engineering, medicine, robotics, robots, Science, Technology]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:21am

Last Saturday a Cessna 303 plane crashed in a Columbian jungle. The pilot died, but when rescuers arrived at the scene, 18-year-old Maria Nelly Murillo and her baby son were missing.

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:21am

Last Saturday a Cessna 303 plane crashed in a Columbian jungle. The pilot died, but when rescuers arrived at the scene, 18-year-old Maria Nelly Murillo and her baby son were missing.

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[Category: Post, jungle, Maria Nelly Murillo, plane crash]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:13am

Strong Magnetic Ring

For $5 this simple ring, with some elvish-style script, is a pretty strong magnet!

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[Category: Review, magic]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:13am

Strong Magnetic Ring

For $5 this simple ring, with some elvish-style script, is a pretty strong magnet!

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[Category: Review, magic]

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:10am

Voice actor Susan Bennett was the original voice of the iPhone assistant Siri. It’s fun to hear her use different voices in this video, made by Vox.

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[l] at 6/25/15 11:10am

Voice actor Susan Bennett was the original voice of the iPhone assistant Siri. It's fun to hear her use different voices in this video, made by Vox.

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:57am

Extensive 12-Week Online Program to Learn to Code. Love Your Job, Work Flexible Hours, & Get a Raise.

Become a job-ready developer by building a portfolio of real-world apps and interacting 1-on-1 with the best mentors in the field.

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:46am

Teenage sleight-of-hand artist Moritz Mueller performs the One Coin Routine.

KeRDe7

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:46am

Teenage sleight-of-hand artist Moritz Mueller performs the One Coin Routine.

KeRDe7

[Category: Post, family, magic tricks]

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:46am

Teenage sleight-of-hand artist Moritz Mueller performs the One Coin Routine.

KeRDe7

[Category: Post, family, magic tricks]

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:30am
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From our pal COOP and the fine artisans at Pressure Printing, this new “Devil Girl Odalisque” large-scale relief print. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:30am

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From our pal COOP and the fine artisans at Pressure Printing, this new “Devil Girl Odalisque” large-scale relief print. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:30am
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From our pal COOP and the fine artisans at Pressure Printing, this new "Devil Girl Odalisque" large-scale relief print. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, Coop, devil, printing]

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:27am

Courtney Love was in the wrong place at the wrong time earlier today. Leaving Charles De Gaulle airport via Uber, thousands of taxi drivers protesting Uber held her car hostage for over an hour, breaking the car’s windows and slashing its tires.

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:27am

Courtney Love was in the wrong place at the wrong time earlier today. Leaving Charles De Gaulle airport via Uber, thousands of taxi drivers protesting Uber held her car hostage for over an hour, breaking the car's windows and slashing its tires.

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:26am

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Mamadou Barry, 47, racked up two parking tickets in New York while sitting in his car. He was dead at time. “Officials said they were investigating why wardens had failed to give Mr. Barry a third ticket,” reports Biebuzz.

Image: Shutterstock

[Category: Post, cars, tickets]

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:26am

parking-ticket

Mamadou Barry, 47, racked up two parking tickets in New York while sitting in his car. He was dead at time. “Officials said they were investigating why wardens had failed to give Mr. Barry a third ticket,” reports Biebuzz.

Image: Shutterstock

[Category: Post, cars, tickets]

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:26am

parking-ticket

Mamadou Barry, 47, racked up two parking tickets in New York while sitting in his car. He was dead at time. "Officials said they were investigating why wardens had failed to give Mr. Barry a third ticket," reports Biebuzz.

Image: Shutterstock

[Category: Post, cars, tickets]

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:01am

Over at On-Demand, journalist and arts critic Kaite Welsh writes about how she uses Fivver to supplement her income by editing amateur erotica, and shares her most common editorial notes, starting with “That’s not where the clitoris is.” Read the rest

[Category: Post, erotica, freelance, on-demand, Sex, work, writing]

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[l] at 6/25/15 10:01am
Over at On-Demand, journalist and arts critic Kaite Welsh writes about how she uses Fivver to supplement her income by editing amateur erotica, and shares her most common editorial notes, starting with "That's not where the clitoris is." Read the rest

[Category: Post, erotica, freelance, on-demand, Sex, work, writing]

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:54am

This gent was madder than a mosquito in a mannequin factory when he discovered that his car was heavily coated with Post-It notes after he illegally parked it in a disabled spot. A crowd jeered as he frantically tried brushing off the blue and white sticky notes, which were cleverly applied to create the iconic disabled sign.

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[Category: Post, pranks]

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:54am

This gent was madder than a mosquito in a mannequin factory when he discovered that his car was heavily coated with Post-It notes after he illegally parked it in a disabled spot. A crowd jeered as he frantically tried brushing off the blue and white sticky notes, which were cleverly applied to create the iconic disabled sign.

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:42am

Pomplamoose plays a delightful cover of “Walking on Sunshine,” a 1983 classic by Katrina and the Waves. Pomplamoose’s new album Besides is just out this week.

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[Category: Video, music]

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:42am


Pomplamoose plays a delightful cover of “Walking on Sunshine,” a 1983 classic by Katrina and the Waves. Pomplamoose’s new album Besides is just out this week.


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[Category: Video, music]

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:42am

Pomplamoose plays a delightful cover of "Walking on Sunshine," a 1983 classic by Katrina and the Waves. Pomplamoose's new album Besides is just out this week.

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[Category: Video, music]

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:26am

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84-year-old Joseph Cosgrove is suing Disneyland for canceling his membership in Club 33, the exclusive Disneyland restaurant that charges an $11,000 annual membership. A Disney spokesperson said Cosgrove was guilty of breaking several club rules over the years.

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:26am

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84-year-old Joseph Cosgrove is suing Disneyland for canceling his membership in Club 33, the exclusive Disneyland restaurant that charges an $11,000 annual membership. A Disney spokesperson said Cosgrove was guilty of breaking several club rules over the years. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:14am

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Photographer Francisco Anzola posted some gorgeous photos of Azerbaijan, including the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku.
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[l] at 6/25/15 9:14am
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Photographer Francisco Anzola posted some gorgeous photos of Azerbaijan, including the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku. Read the rest

[Category: Post, architecture, Baku, Francisco Anzola, Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, photography, Zaha Hadid]

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:06am

Sebastian Errazuriz’s Wave Cabinet is made of connected movable slats that can be arranged by brushing your hand against them. Beautiful! I want a desktop sized model to fiddle with.

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[Category: Image, Post, furniture, makers]

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:06am

Sebastian Errazuriz's Wave Cabinet is made of connected movable slats that can be arranged by brushing your hand against them. Beautiful! I want a desktop sized model to fiddle with.

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[Category: Image, Post, furniture, makers]

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:05am

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This year noted author and intellect Pico Iyer gave USC's commencement address. It's a great 17 minutes for graduating college students and anyone else. Watch it here.

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[l] at 6/25/15 9:00am

Dew and Crippen

In 1910 Scotland Yard exploited a new invention, the wireless telegraph, to capture the main suspect in a gruesome murder. Read the rest

[Category: Podcast, Post, futility closet]

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[l] at 6/25/15 8:57am

For those uninterested in Kandee Johnson's 13-minute Barbie makeover video, here's a 90-second timelapse. For those uninterested in the timelapse, look at the image here. For those uninterested in the image, just move along.

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[l] at 6/25/15 8:54am

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This year noted author and intellect Pico Iyer gave USC's commencement address. It's a great 17 minutes for graduating college students and anyone else. Watch it here.

[Category: Post, leonard cohen]

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[l] at 6/25/15 8:53am
DC Comics recently released a comic about Furiosa by an all-male creative team, and boy does it get everything wrong. Read the rest

[Category: Post, DC Comics, furiosa, mad max: fury road, vertigo comics]

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[l] at 6/25/15 8:50am

A major challenge to the Affordable Care Act was dismissed Thursday in a 6-3 ruling.

The ruling means that the government can continue to provide subsidies—a critical aspect of a law intended to provide lower-income Americans with coverage, reports The New York Times.

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[l] at 6/25/15 8:49am

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Shepard Fairey is wanted by Detroit police for graffiti. The Detroit Free Press reports that he faces "two counts of malicious destruction of property, which carry a maximum penalty of five years in jail, plus fines that could exceed $10,000." Read the rest

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[l] at 6/25/15 8:28am
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"This is pure tabloid bait, combining some of the tabloid’s favorite things," writes Peter Yeh. "smart children, sex, and shaming people." Read the rest

[Category: Post, condoms, Science]

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[l] at 6/25/15 8:09am

"I'm already in so much pain," he says, leaving the house in the morning. "It's astounding."

After mocking women for complaining about the shoes they feel expected to wear, Brandon Cohen, a video correspondent for BroBible, agreed to find out for himself what it was like.

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[Category: Post, Video, high heels, sexism]

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[l] at 6/25/15 7:54am

spellsEtsy banned metaphysical goods recently, to the furious wrath of those selling spells, enchantments and other supernatural intangibles. Read the rest

[Category: Post, etsy, For entertainment purposes only]

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[l] at 6/25/15 7:43am

David Byrne and St Vincent are touring Contemporary Color, a concert accompanied by a huge, choreographed color guard show. Read the rest

[Category: Video, brooklyn, events, Happy Mutants, high school, Kids, music, toronto, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 6/25/15 7:26am
stophating Legendary voice actor and artist Sonny Straight spotted this outside the offices of Funimation in Flower Mound, Texas.

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[l] at 6/25/15 7:11am


The Survival School Fire Piston is a gadget that uses a hand-pumped piston to compress air, creating enough heat to spark a bit of tinder. Read the rest

[Category: Post, camping, Gadgets, gift guide, Happy Mutants, Science]

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[l] at 6/25/15 7:11am


The Survival School Fire Piston is a gadget that uses a hand-pumped piston to compress air, creating enough heat to spark a bit of tinder.
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[Category: Post, camping, Gadgets, gift guide, Happy Mutants, Science]

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[l] at 6/25/15 7:11am
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Ben Porter started @Pixel_Dailies, a pixel art club on Twitter, and the collected results are wonderful, like an inventory of memories from a computer you never owned.

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[l] at 6/25/15 7:01am


Scarce kindergarten places at magnet schools like the Fairview-Clifton German Language School are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to parents who camp out for weeks, clearing their tents every morning so the kids won’t be disturbed by the tent-city on the school’s lawn.
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[l] at 6/25/15 7:01am


Scarce kindergarten places at magnet schools like the Fairview-Clifton German Language School are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to parents who camp out for weeks, clearing their tents every morning so the kids won't be disturbed by the tent-city on the school's lawn. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cincinnati, class war, education, graeber, ohio, parenting, piketty, race, solnit, usausausa]

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[l] at 6/25/15 6:49am


The Canadian Prime Minister said he’d only sign the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership if it had safeguards for Canada’s farmers, but now that it’s clear that he hasn’t got a hope in hell of being re-elected, he’s ready to sign TPP and damn the farmers.
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[l] at 6/25/15 6:49am

The Canadian Prime Minister said he'd only sign the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership if it had safeguards for Canada's farmers, but now that it's clear that he hasn't got a hope in hell of being re-elected, he's ready to sign TPP and damn the farmers. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Book, canada, canpoli, christ what an asshole, corruption, piketty, tories, tpp, transparency]

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[l] at 6/25/15 6:45am

I've written about the Alphasmart before, but David Kadavy explains succinctly why it's so good: the creative focus of a typewriter, and you get a text file.

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[l] at 6/25/15 6:34am


Weeks before the 2005 Freedom of Information Act came into effect, Tony Blair's government instituted a policy of automatically purging all calendar items and emails after three months. Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, foia, transparency, uk, ukpoli]

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[l] at 6/25/15 6:16am


The best original attraction in Walt Disney World, an interactive theater that combined live actors, live-puppeteered animatronic elements, gag bar-stools, and booze, is finally being razed. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Disney, florida, themepunks]

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[l] at 6/25/15 6:00am
Ellen DeGeneres is apparently interested in adapting Naomi Novik's Uprooted as a film. But, we all know there's a long road from "interest" to "released." Just ask Neil Gaiman. Read the rest

[Category: Podcast, Sword and Laser]

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[l] at 6/24/15 4:00pm

It's only Android 1.6, but still, that's impressive! Naturally, the sourcefiles are on Github. Read the rest

[Category: Video, android, floss, Happy Mutants, mobile, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 6/24/15 3:44pm

Sparkplug spark

I was too harried, when my classic BMW motorcycle died on the side of a busy highway, 150 miles from home, to visually test both the plugs. This simple tester would have saved me from my own laziness.

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[Category: Post, Review, motorcycles, motors, repair]

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[l] at 6/24/15 1:17pm

In 1961, new parents David and Doris Wagner had a baby and Doris went on the birth control pill, just approved by the FDA the year before. Quickly though, Doris and David realized that it was too easy to forget a day and not realize it, so they invented a calendar dispenser that was the basis for the compact-shaped dial packs still common today. Read the rest

[Category: Post, birth control, design, pills, Sex]

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[l] at 6/24/15 1:03pm

There's much YouTube evidence of wild animals swimming in our man-made swimming pools, as more of our homes encroach on the land they once roamed. (more…)

[Category: Post, animals, Funny, swimming, Weird]

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[l] at 6/24/15 12:59pm

There's much YouTube evidence of wild animals swimming in our man-made swimming pools, as more of our homes encroach on the land they once roamed. (more…)

[Category: Post, animals, Funny, swimming, Weird]

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[l] at 6/24/15 12:38pm
What's the difference between RUSHING past a dangerous trap and it CRUSHING you to a pulp? Just a tiny sliver of alphabet. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/24/15 12:20pm

“What would a nature documentary be like if the animals were armed with our favorite weapons?”

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[Category: Post, crocodiles, michael bay, movies, Nature]

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[l] at 6/24/15 12:08pm

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Years of below average flows have exposed caches of sediment, and gold, that have been inaccessible for years.

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[Category: Post, gold, panning]

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[l] at 6/24/15 11:59am

The origin of this "large face" on the side of a cliff remains unknown. (more…)

[Category: Video, canada, canadian, Earth, earthworks, indian, indigenous, mystery, rocks, spooky, Weird]

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[l] at 6/24/15 11:58am

After his daughter complained her toy car was not fast enough, YouTuber ThatHPI GUY decided to mod it so it could pop wheelies. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, cars, maker, modding, motors, toys]

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[l] at 6/24/15 11:55am

Superhero movies are nothing new (Superman, Batman, Spiderman...) but they began to snowball in 2000, after the success of X-Men.

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[Category: Post, Ant-Man, captain america, Comic Books, Fantastic Four, marvel, superhero]

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[l] at 6/24/15 11:49am
The city is nearing a settlement with several Muslim clerics who filed a 2013 federal discrimination lawsuit alleging illegal NYPD spying. Read the rest

[Category: Post, activism, discrimination, human rights, muslim, nypd, racism, religion, security, spying, surveillance]

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[l] at 6/24/15 11:46am
Another southern state tears down the popular symbol of racism and slavery. In this Reuters photo, state workers take down a Confederate national flag on the grounds of the state capitol on Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala.

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[l] at 6/24/15 11:34am
A man who was anesthetized for a colonoscopy in Reston, Virginia was surprised to hear a recording on his smartphone of anesthesiologist and others on the medical team acting like total assholes and mocking him while he was unconscious. Read the rest

[Category: Post, medical, medicine]

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[l] at 6/24/15 11:16am
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Luhu is a kitty whose naturally droopy eyes make her look like a sad cat from a Gig (Girard Goodenow) painting. Read the rest

[Category: Post, cat, kitten]

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[l] at 6/24/15 11:08am
The so-called unlimited cash out operations used hacked debit cards with withdrawal limits removed to make ATMs spew money. Read the rest

[Category: Post, atm, cybercrime, cybercriminals, doj, Ercan Findikoglu, extradition, germany, hackers, hacking, hacks, turkey, turkish]

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[l] at 6/24/15 11:00am

The fields of bioinspiration and biomimetics look at animal evolution to improve machine function. Chen Li at UC Berkeley's Poly-PEDAL Lab found that an oval cockroach shell atop a small robot helps it squeeze through tight spaces more easily. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, bioinspiration, biomimetics, mobility, robot, robotics]

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[l] at 6/24/15 10:54am

Tea Forte

This cute sampler box of Tea Forte's herbal collection makes a lovely gift. Read the rest

[Category: Review, hot beverages, tea]

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[l] at 6/24/15 10:46am
The world’s 15 youngest countries are all in Africa. Read the rest

[Category: Post, africa, CIA, maps, population]

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[l] at 6/24/15 10:33am
Built with extreme attention to detail, right down to imported mud from the festival site. Read the rest

[Category: Post, festivals, glastonbury, lego, music, music festivals]

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[l] at 6/24/15 9:52am

LIFE photo editor Liz Ronk and writer Eliza Berman looked through their archives, writing with clear-eyed hindsight of LIFE's Truman-era collection of Confederate flag photos. Read the rest

[Category: Post, confederate flag, Harry Truman, life, racism, segregation]

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[l] at 6/24/15 9:29am
MoMA-PS1-Museum-Cosmo-installation_Andres-Jaque-Office_Political-Innovation_dezeen_468_6 Architect Andres Jaque's Office for Political Innovation has installed Cosmo at MoMA. The whimsical water filtration sytem on wheels is designed to make people think about municipal water delivery systems that are generally invisible in our daily lives. The firm said in a statement: Read the rest

[Category: Post, Andres Jaque, architecture, art, environmentalism, Office of Political Innovation, sculpture, water]

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[l] at 6/24/15 9:28am

Brodudes in boat chase down a frightened moose and one of them jumps on the moose's back for a ride. They aren't very smart, as evidenced by the fact that they shared this inhumane stunt on video.

[Category: Post, brodudes]

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[l] at 6/24/15 9:03am

Primitive Technology's handyman starts with a stone axe and a fire-stick, then painstakingly builds up a 2m^2 hut with a bed, fireplace, chimney and thatched roof. Read the rest

[Category: Video, eschatology, Happy Mutants, makers, videos, youtube]

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[l] at 6/24/15 9:02am

Vivian Gabb, 59, of London, was in the middle of buying a house and somehow a criminal learned of the details, impersonated her solicitor, and emailed her with instructions to wire the money to the "bank." After she lost the money she went back and looked at the email and noticed that the email address the scammer used was missing an "s" in "partners." She lost £50,000, her life savings.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 6/24/15 7:48am
3047747-inline-i-8b-2016s-presidential-hopefuls-redesigned-as-black-metal-bands-copy Christophe Szpajdel rebranded the hopefuls with more elaborate and distinctive imagery than is permitted by the blandly inoffensive standards of election campaigning.

[Category: Post, branding]

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[l] at 6/24/15 7:06am

The perception is that they finish last, but "jerk perks" are overrated, reports Olga Kazan: "other research shows that in many situations, it pays to be nice.

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[Category: Post, nice guys]

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[l] at 6/24/15 6:44am
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features Percival Dunwoody, Chaos Butterfly, Marital Mirth and more! Read the rest

[Category: Comic, Feature, tomthedancingbug]

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[l] at 6/24/15 6:42am
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features Percival Dunwoody, Chaos Butterfly, Marital Mirth and more! Read the rest

[Category: Comic, Feature, tomthedancingbug]

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[l] at 6/24/15 6:03am
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features Percival Dunwoody, Chaos Butterfly, Marital Mirth and more! Read the rest

[Category: Comic, Feature, tomthedancingbug]

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[l] at 6/24/15 6:00am

Even excluding the Charleston massacre, white supremacists and their like are way ahead of Muslim extremists, reports The New York Times.

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[l] at 6/24/15 5:41am

Christopher Ferguson's Comcast bill was bullshit. When he complained, the company offered him alternatives that cost more. So he turned them in to the FCC and got relief.

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[Category: Image, comcast, fcc]

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[l] at 6/24/15 5:22am

Most people in the United States and the rest of the west have easy access to iodine, an essential chemical for our health.

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[Category: Post, health]

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[l] at 6/24/15 5:20am

Most people in the United States and the rest of the west have easy access to iodine, an essential chemical for our health.

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[Category: Post, health]

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[l] at 6/23/15 11:16pm


The default behavior of hotword, a new, black-box module in Chrome (and its free/open cousin, Chromium) causes it to silently switch on your computer's microphone and send whatever it hears to Google. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Business, chrome, floss, google, surveillance, surviellance, war on general purpose computers, web theory]

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[l] at 6/23/15 11:04pm

Paul writes, "Pogues founder Jem Finer created Longplayer in the late 1990's, a one-thousand-year-long piece of transcendent music which started playing at the stroke of midnight as the year 2000 started. It's finally available as an app, so you can hear it whenever you want and contemplate what it will take to keep the song playing for the remaining 985 years it has to run."

[Category: Post, Happy Mutants, long now, mobile, music]

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[l] at 6/23/15 11:00pm

A new release of top secret NSA docs by Wikileaks shows the US spy-agency has intercepted the phone conversations of the past three French presidents, the French ambassador to the USA, and others. Read the rest

[Category: Post, corruption, diplomacy, france, privacy, surveillance, usausausa, wikileaks]

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[l] at 6/23/15 9:44pm

A 40th floor view of the crowd instantly filling NYC's Bryant Park on Sunday night for a free showing of Ghostbusters. (more…)

[Category: Video, crowds, Funny, new york city]

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[l] at 6/23/15 9:23pm

This year, minimalist music pioneer Terry Riley celebrates his 80th birthday and in his honor, my favorite avant-garde classical group Kronos Quartet are honoring Riley with a three-day festival starting on Friday in San Francisco! Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, music]

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[l] at 6/23/15 8:30pm

The action starts around 25 seconds in. (more…)

[Category: Video, Funny, karate, stop-motion]

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[l] at 6/23/15 7:38pm
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Over at Backchannel, Andy Warner's delightful comic about how a naval engineer invented The Slinky. Read the rest

[Category: Post, invention, maker, slinky, toys]

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[l] at 6/23/15 6:02pm

I would like to know Robert Plant and Jimmy Page's thoughts about this outsider musician's YouTube masterpiece: a cover of 'Stairway to Heaven,' played on this dude's hands.

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[Category: Post, Funny, led zeppelin, music, outsider art]

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[l] at 6/23/15 5:53pm

Okay, it's an “intake vortex” of water in an Oklahoma waterway, but it looks like a giant endless black hole of sludge, which is how human interaction on the Internet feels sometimes. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 6/23/15 5:43pm
Dang, Jon Stewart sure has grown up over those many seasons. Read the rest

[Category: Video, comedy, daily show, jon stewart, politics, television, the daily show]

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[l] at 6/23/15 5:20pm
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“Boils! Cow Plague! Frogs!”

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[Category: Post, creepy, Funny, religion, Weird]

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[l] at 6/23/15 4:26pm
What a terrible person this man is. I mean, we all know already. But come on. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Bill O'Reilly, charleston, confederate flag, faux news, fox news, racism]

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[l] at 6/23/15 12:55pm

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A cop in Karlsruhe, Germany was in no mood for playful art installations. None too pleased with artist Erwin Wurm's red Mercedes truck arching up against a building, he issued a ticket. And what's the going rate for parking halfway up a wall? Apparently $33 (or 30 Euros). That'll teach the sculpture from blocking a pedestrian sidewalk!

[Category: Post, Erwin Wurm]

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[l] at 6/23/15 12:38pm

Following the announced removal of the popular symbol of slavery and racism from state capitols, license plates and big box stores, online retail giants are following suit.

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[Category: Post, confederate flag]

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[l] at 6/23/15 12:27pm
The records will be online by late next year, to coincide with the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington. Read the rest

[Category: Post, #blacklivesmatter, african american, black history, genealogy, History, slavery]

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[l] at 6/23/15 12:14pm
A lot of games are about explosions, but rarely is it this joyful and whimsical to make people explode. Read the rest

[Category: Post, funomena, katamari damacy, keita takahashi, offworld]

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[l] at 6/23/15 12:12pm
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Dick Van Patten who famously played Tom Bradford on TV's "Eight Is Enough" (1977-1981) and also appeared in several Mel Brooks movies, Westworld, Soylent Green, I Remember Mama, and many other movies and TV shows died today at 86. Read the rest

[Category: Post, actor, Entertainment, hollywood, movies, television, tv]

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[l] at 6/23/15 12:01pm

Following the announced removal of the popular symbol of slavery and racism from state capitols, license plates and big box stores, online retail giants are following suit.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, confederate flag]

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[l] at 6/23/15 11:51am
Four of Amazon's ten top-selling flags are currently Confederate in the wake of proposed bans across the U.S. The trend echoes spikes in gun sales when 'Muricans fear the government is going to impose new restrictions on firearms, or when Coca-Cola announces a new formulation. Read the rest

[Category: Post, confederate flag, flag]

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[l] at 6/23/15 11:51am
I asked Lenore Edman, the founder of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, the open source hardware, hobby electronics, and robotics company, to write a Medium post about what it's like being a badass female maker. Read the rest

[Category: Post, gender, maker, makers, Technology]

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[l] at 6/23/15 11:45am
Texas governor Greg Abbott OK's ban on healthcare provider's non-abortion-related services for the poor. Read the rest

[Category: Post, abortion, ANTIABORTION LAWMAKERS, CANCER SCREENINGS, GREG ABBOTT, healthcare, LIFE NEWS, News, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, POLITICS NEWS, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE, reproductive rights, texas, women's health]

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[l] at 6/23/15 11:39am

One the world's worst invasive species is the New Guinea flatworm, a double-pointed 2-inch-long worm that causes serious damage to bio diversity.

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[Category: Post, invasive species, New Guinea flatworm]

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[l] at 6/23/15 11:26am

Those grunts.

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[Category: Video, animals, babies, critters, cute, daww, dawww, dawwww, pets, pigs]

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[l] at 6/23/15 10:33am
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Yeah, yeah, pareidolia, but damn that's amazing. (more…)

[Category: Image]

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[l] at 6/23/15 10:32am
These colorful shuriken (retractable ninja stars) by YouTuber ProudPaperOfficial are surprisingly easy to make. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Video, ninja, origami, papercraft, video, youtube]

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[l] at 6/23/15 10:30am

Ruby was a brightly colored lamb with transparent skin. She carried jellyfish DNA and belonged to "Green Sheep," a research project in France studying the effects of implants on humans.

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[Category: Post, fluorescent lamb, genetically modified, gmo, green sheep]

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[l] at 6/23/15 10:27am

Ruby was a brightly colored lamb with transparent skin. She carried jellyfish DNA and belonged to "Green Sheep," a research project in France studying the effects of implants on humans.

Read the rest

[Category: Post, fluorescent lamb, genetically modified, gmo, green sheep]

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[l] at 6/23/15 10:14am
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Above, a map of the "Square and Stationary Earth" (1893) by a Professor Orlando Ferguson of Hot Springs, South Dakota. Read the rest

[Category: Image, cartography, design, maps, Science, Space]

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[l] at 6/23/15 10:06am

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Longing for a relaxing rainy day? Open a window with rainymood.com and feel your stress dissipate. Discover relaxing music by clicking the random song option to overlay on your rain.

[Category: Post, chillout, rain, relaxation, stress reduction, therapy]

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[l] at 6/23/15 10:02am
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Oops. Read the rest

[Category: Image, photography, politics]

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[l] at 6/23/15 9:51am

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Aeroacoustics expert Nigel Peake of Cambridge University leads a group of engineers mimicking owl wing feathers to reduce noise on wind turbines. Read the rest

[Category: Post, aeroacoustics, Engineering, noise, owls, renewable energy, sound, wind turbines]

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[l] at 6/23/15 9:47am

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Legislation sponsored by Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto is returning these iconic license plates to the street. LA Times shares the story.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 6/23/15 9:39am

fightclub

"We'll call it the Horsing Around Club, and we'll just f***in' go to town on each other, just visceral disturbing sh*t, y'know?" The only thing that would be better than Chuck Palahniuk reading Fight Club 4 Kids would be if this book were real. (via) Read the rest

[Category: Post, books, chuck palahniuk, comedy, Funny, literature, parody]

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[l] at 6/23/15 9:11am

Sharon Green is madder than a snail in a salt mine over a christening cake she purchased that has teddy bears with creases that remind her of female genitalia.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 6/23/15 9:10am


I nearly falafel my chair when I read about the Israeli researchers who've designed a device that can derive crypto keys from the unintentional radio signals emitted by a computer's CPU—and miniaturized it until it can fit into a pita. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crypto, Gadgets, Happy Mutants, infosec, scholarship, van eyck]

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[l] at 6/23/15 9:07am

Terry McAuliffe announced the decision today, citing the recent killing of nine people at a black church by a white supremacist.

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[Category: Post, confederate flag]

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[l] at 6/23/15 9:02am

Alex Boese has a great article on About Entertainment on the history of people who claimed ownership of stars, moons, and planets and then sold deeds to plots of land on the heavenly bodies.

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[Category: Post, planets, real estate]

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[l] at 6/23/15 9:00am


I nearly falafel my chair when I read about the Israeli researchers who've designed a device that can derive crypto keys from unintentional radio-emissions from a computer's CPU, minaturized until it can fit into a pita. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crypto, Gadgets, Happy Mutants, infosec, scholarship, van eyck]

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[l] at 6/23/15 8:53am

Sheriff's deputies in Island County, WA forgot to check 25-year-old Keaton Farris's cell every hour, and when they finally got around to looking, he was dead, starved of water and food.

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[Category: Post]

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[l] at 6/23/15 8:38am

Alex Bellos' Monday puzzle in The Guardian is the Three Switches Probem:

Downstairs in a house are three identical on-off switches.

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[Category: Post, family, puzzles]

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[l] at 6/23/15 8:36am


Designer Jyo John Mulloor created these custom motorcycle helmets to look like the bare heads of the riders underneath. Read the rest

[Category: Post, art, automotive, design, dubai, Happy Mutants, sculpture, UAE]

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[l] at 6/23/15 8:33am
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Good Art Hlywd remade the classic green army men toy figures in sterling silver. Read the rest

[Category: Post, toys]

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[l] at 6/23/15 8:32am

I'm tempted to buy this Amazon Fire Phone for $179. It's unlocked and it includes a year of Prime, which costs $99 a year.

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[Category: Post, mobile phones]

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[l] at 6/23/15 8:30am

Perhaps not the model you remember, but in Japan in 1983, this was where it started. YouTuber Satoshi Matrix has uploaded many many more like it.

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[Category: Post, ads, Nintendo]

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[l] at 6/23/15 8:17am

jimjefferies "Protection? What the fuck are you talking about? You have guns because you like guns." [NSFW. video link]

[Category: Post, comedy, guns]

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[l] at 6/23/15 7:55am
trump

Are you occasionally confused by the sparkly, shrieking jubilation of political rallies? Easily put down to partisan ardor, it is like so much else, often plainly fake. Read the rest

[Category: Post, politics, trump]

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[l] at 6/23/15 7:33am
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The IdeaCenter Stick 300 isn't much larger than a USB dongle, but claims to offer enough grunt to turn any monitor or TV into an "entertainment station." Read the rest

[Category: Post, stick computers]

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[l] at 6/23/15 7:19am

confederate-flag

America's largest retailer is to rid its shelves of flags and other tat sporting the popular symbol of slavery and racism. Read the rest

[Category: Post, confederate flag, walmart]

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[l] at 6/23/15 7:01am
skinnyjeans

Warning, wearers of close-fitting denim! A woman in Australia had to be "cut out" of her skinny jeans after suffering muscle and nerve damage. Read the rest

[Category: Post, fashion, skinny jeans]

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[l] at 6/23/15 6:34am

The creator of legendary soundtracks to Titanic, A Beautiful Mind, Aliens and countless other famous movies died yesterday in a plane crash in California.

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[Category: Post, james horner, rip]

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[l] at 6/23/15 3:28am

In last summer's Unlocking the Gates of Alexandria: DRM, Competition and Access to E-Books , Ana Carolina Bittar of the Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo does an outstanding, thorough, and easily understandable job in explaining the ways in which ebook DRM ends up hurting writers, readers and publishers by shifting market power to the ebook vendors like Amazon, Google Play, Apple and B&N. Read the rest

[Category: Post, 1201, apollo, books, Business, Copyfight, doctorow's first law, doctorow's second law, drm, ebooks, economics, publishing]

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[l] at 6/23/15 12:33am
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Despite getting some mixed reviews on its release, the new Netflix series Sense8 is really fascinating. Read the rest

[Category: Post, Netflix]

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[l] at 6/22/15 11:59pm


In the style of the 11th Doctor, $26 from Niquegeek, whom we've featured here for their 3D printed Weighted Companion Cube dice. (via Geeky Merch)

[Category: Image, 3d printing, Copyfight, doctor who, etsy, fanac, gift guide, jewelry, science fiction.tv]

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[l] at 6/22/15 11:53pm

Adam Lister's prints capture classic moments from fine art and popular culture, rendered in colored, overlapping rectangles. (more…)

[Category: Image, art, Copyfight, fanac, gift guide, Happy Mutants]

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[l] at 6/22/15 11:42pm


Heavy Metal is bringing a limited-edition set of black-light posters depicting Jack Kirby's gorgeous Lord of Light concept art, whose beauty is only outstripped by its incredibly strange origin-story. Read the rest

[Category: Image, art, Happy Mutants, housewares, illustration, movies, old school.comics, science fiction]

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[l] at 6/22/15 11:15pm
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This is microrobotic tentacle grabbing an ant. Iowa State University engineers developed the spiraling microrobotic pneumatic tentacles, just 8 millimeters long and less than a hundredth of an inch wide, as a delicate gripper for tiny medical robots that could manipulate tissue or even blood vessels inside our bodies. Read the rest

[Category: Post, medicine, robotics, robots]

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[l] at 6/22/15 10:33pm
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In 1986, Industrial Light and Magic artist John Bell designed what would become an icon of Hollywood futurism, Marty McFly's Hoverboard from Back To The Future 2. Read the rest

[Category: Image, Entertainment, hollywood, movies, science fiction, special effects]

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[l] at 6/22/15 10:33pm


The "Ukrainian lacing" method puts a pair of loops in both sets of top eyelets, cross-laces to the bottom, and anchors the laces with a pair of hidden knots, so that you can slip your foot into a "tied" shoe, then tighten it and tie a perfect bow with no loose ends. Read the rest

[Category: Post, fashion, Happy Mutants, lifehacks, Ukraine]

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[l] at 6/22/15 10:12pm

Star Trek: TNG's Jean-Luc Picard drops knowledge over Eclectic Method. (more…)

[Category: Video, Funny, music, star trek, television]

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[l] at 6/22/15 10:05pm

The American Museum of Natural History sorted it out.

Shelf Life Episode Eight: The Voyage of the Giant Squid

And of course, don't miss Mark Dery's classic Boing Boing original feature: The Kraken Wakes: What Architeuthis is Trying to Tell Us

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[Category: Video, museums, Science, squid]

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[l] at 6/22/15 7:22pm
“The cat is doing well, she is still our mascot.” Read the rest

[Category: Post, animals, cats, pets]

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[l] at 6/22/15 7:13pm
An amazing little video shot by a guy traveling in Norway. Read the rest

[Category: Post, animals, birds, cute, daww, dawww, dawwww, sweet]

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[l] at 6/22/15 6:59pm
“I've been recording my golden retriever pups running to dinner from 11 weeks to 11 months,” says Redditor disillusioned. “Watch them grow!” (more…)

[Category: Post, animals, dogs, golden retrievers, pets, puppies]

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[l] at 6/22/15 6:28pm

People do weird things for war. Read the rest

[Category: Video, World War II, WWII]

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[l] at 6/22/15 4:34pm

When it comes to cars, the faster the better. That’s why the Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger ($13.99) is an essential gadget for every car on the road.

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[Category: Post, chargers, Gadgets, shop]

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[l] at 6/22/15 4:30pm

Meet Cherokey 4WD, a versatile mobile platform compatible with most microcontrollers, and the heart and soul of your robotic vehicle.

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[Category: Post, Arduino, family, how-do, makers, robotics, shop]

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[l] at 6/22/15 4:25pm

You’re in your living room. You’re bored to tears. You’re dying to watch sick movies or play amazing games, but sadly you don’t even have a tablet or a Chromecast.

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[Category: Image, Post, shop]

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[l] at 6/22/15 3:11pm

I fortunately have not had to use Cyntur Pack Mini Lithium-Ion Jumpstarter to start my car, but it's nice to know I have it if I need it.

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[Category: Post, cars]

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[l] at 6/22/15 2:58pm
You have 10 seconds to read and respond to every text message you get behind the wheel. After all, you wouldn't want to be rude. Read the rest

[Category: Post, offworld]

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[l] at 6/22/15 2:50pm
You have 10 seconds to read and respond to every text message you get behind the wheel. After all, you don't want to be rude. Read the rest

[Category: Post, offworld]

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[l] at 6/22/15 1:12pm
For fans of beer honoring a sex-abuse enabler, this one's for you. Read the rest

[Category: Post, alcohol, beer, Book, booze, football, gross, jerry sandusky, joe paterno, sports]

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[l] at 6/22/15 1:08pm

Here's an amazing YouTube video of a snake about to feast on a baby bunny when along comes mama rabbit to the rescue. She separates the snake from her baby, but doesn't stop there. She then proceeds to repeatedly stalk and attack the snake with a frenzy of kicks. Awesome rabbit!

Rabbit

[Category: Post, bunny, rabbit, snake]

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[l] at 6/22/15 12:15pm
Native American communities continue to suffer heartbreaking teen suicide rates. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs is committing funds to help a school on the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation in South Dakota, which was recently struck by four student suicides.

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[Category: Post, native americans]

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[l] at 6/22/15 11:50am

A Pennsylvania brewery is naming a beer in honor of Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach fired for concealing Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse.

[Category: Post, beer, Book, gross]

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[l] at 6/22/15 11:40am
The agency used fake accounts to "deter," "promote distrust" and "discredit" in political discussions on social media, uploaded fake book/magazine articles with "incorrect information," hacked websites, and set up fraudulent ecommerce sites. Read the rest

[Category: Image, 50 cent army, astroturf, coercion, corruption, gchq, jtrig, manipulation, nudge, persona management, psychology, psyops, snowden, sockpuppets, spooks, ukpoli]

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[l] at 6/22/15 11:26am

84-year-old William Shatner is excited about his upcoming eight-day road trip, from Chicago to his home in Los Angeles. He'll do it astride a 3-wheeled vehicle called the Landjet.

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[Category: Image, Post, star trek, william shatner]

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[l] at 6/22/15 11:16am

Interested in creating virtual reality? Google is looking for people to test drive their Jump VR system that includes 16 cameras.

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[Category: Post, jump, Virtual reality]

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[l] at 6/22/15 11:05am

Even though the price of an 1/8th ounce of recreational cannabis in Colorado has dropped from $50-$70 to $30-$45 in the last year, revenue is up, because the number of visitors to stores has greatly increased.

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[Category: Post, bongbong]

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[l] at 6/22/15 10:53am
Sam

There is one justifiable use of a privately owned gun to kill a criminal for every 34 murders committed with a firearm in America. Looking at the horrible gun death statistics recently shared by the Violence Policy Center, I can only shake my head and wonder what it'll take to reform America's love of guns. Read the rest

[Category: Post, crime, gun violence, guns, policy, politics]

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[l] at 6/22/15 10:52am

"And even if she asked me now I’d let her go alone."

[Category: Post, Video, music]

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[l] at 6/22/15 10:48am

Noel Lee says he invented the headphones that are marketed by Beats by Dr. Dre. In May 2014, Apple paid $3 billion to buy Beats by Dr.

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[Category: Post, apple, Book, lawsuits, schadenfreude]

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[l] at 6/22/15 10:33am

Wizard Defiant (Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles Book 1)

In Rodney Hartman's Wizard Defiant, space cadet boot camp meets elves and wizards.

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[Category: Review, Book, book review, books, review]

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[l] at 6/22/15 10:31am

Check out the trailer for a very sweet documentary about Curt Harper, a 50 year old competitive surfer whose glowing spirit helps define the sport!

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[Category: Video]

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[l] at 6/22/15 10:01am
Sam

There is one justifiable use of a privately owned gun to kill a criminal for every 34 murders committed with a firearm in America. Look at the other, still horrible, gun death statistics recently shared by the Violence Policy Center, I can only shake my head and wonder what it'll take to reform America's love of guns. Read the rest

[Category: Post]

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[l] at 6/22/15 9:49am

Authors who self-publish through Amazon’s KDP Select Program will start getting paid based on the number of book pages that are read, as opposed to how many books are borrowed through two different Kindle services. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/22/15 9:48am

Wizard Defiant (Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles Book 1)

In Rodney Hartman's Wizard Defiant, space cadet boot camp meets elves and wizards!

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[l] at 6/22/15 9:38am

Marc Maron and President Obama had a relaxed and fascinating one-hour conversation in Maron's Pasadena, California garage, where Maron produces his popular WTF Podcast.

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[l] at 6/22/15 9:15am

It took this guy over week a to make a stone axe from scratch. I can do it in much faster in Minecraft.

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[l] at 6/22/15 9:07am

"Dripping with nectar, the pitcher plant attracts thousands of hungry termites. But as soon as the bugs start eating, they begin to slip on the sugary liquid and tumble inside the plant."

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[l] at 6/22/15 9:01am

pupaThe Flying Spaghetti monster crafted this wicked Dynastor darius darius pupa with its own tentacles. See Andreas Kay's photos here.

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[l] at 6/22/15 7:27am


In the documentary Fury Road, we learned how Australia's controlled by a psychotic strongman who believes in traditional gender roles, strict limits on immigration, and social control through imposed scarcity, which is why Tony Abbot announced his new Internet censorship plan by warning Aussies, "Do not, my friends, become addicted to the Web." Read the rest

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[l] at 6/22/15 7:13am


The once-secretive, now-notorious Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group ran its online propaganda and manipulation operations at home as well as abroad. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/22/15 6:59am


The British spy-agency targeted anti-virus software and other common applications in reverse-engineering projects aimed at discovering and weaponizing defects in the code. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/22/15 6:45am

Cigarettes are among the many fun things prohibited in the area controlled by Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq. The Associated Press interviews a smuggler daring to defy them.

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[l] at 6/22/15 6:44am

petalDespite the opposition of mayor Hal Marx, the Petal Board of Aldermen recently voted unanimously on the measure, reports Yolanda Cruz of The Hattiesburg American, claiming they are "hazardous" and designed to "attract children." Read the rest

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[l] at 6/22/15 6:43am

guns The taxi-ish service has forbidden drivers and customers from carrying firearms. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/22/15 6:43am
spellsThe company will no longer allow sellers to offer magical incantations, sorcery or other metaphysical boons. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/22/15 6:43am

revengepornThe company will honor requests to remove intimate photographs, posted online without the subject's consent, from search results. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/22/15 6:10am

This summer, some 125,000 attendees will overcrowd the supernaturally inadequate San Diego Convention Center. But at least you won't be walking into selfie sticks!

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[l] at 6/22/15 5:10am

Arrest warrants have been issued after the video was posted to YouTube, "racking up hundreds of views" and alarming locals in South Williamson, Kentucky. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/22/15 4:54am
It's a nice place, if you have a white penis: "It doesn't just affect women in gaming."

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[l] at 6/22/15 3:42am
A lot of exciting things happened at E3 that weren't big-budget sequels. Like yarn, robot dinosaurs, and a giant, awesome dog. Read the rest

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[l] at 6/22/15 3:40am

The Kalebo village in North Eastern Ghana isn't fertile enough for extentsive agriculture. Instead, the Kalbeo Women's Trading Group create traditional cloth, pottery and other handicrafts such as this beautifully handwoven Bolga basket.

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[l] at 6/21/15 10:46pm