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Monday November 20, 2017. 07:31 PM
BBC News attended this month's Flat Earth International Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. I especially appreciate the fine craftsmanship of Chris Pontius, the 'professional 'Flat Earth' model artist.'
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The yoga pants are $42, and the swim shorts are $45; either one will turn you into a Renaissance hunk. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) (more…)
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Well before Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul (and even Mr. Show), Bob Odenkirk showed his comedic chops by playing Charles Manson on the short-lived 1990s TV sketch series The Ben Stiller Show. In two of the skits, he plays the madman as a sort of incarcerated 'Heloise' in ...
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The crackdown on 'influencers' engaging in undisclosed paid endorsement roiled Instagram last year, but now the crackdown on sexual misconduct on influencers is affecting readership at Mic, Upworthy, GOOD, and Slate, who quietly paid influencers like George Takei to promote...
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Retired Mythbuster and maker extraordinaire Adam Savage (previously) gave up on finding a bag to carry everything he needed and designed his own, a white, Gladstone-style toolbag that costs $225 and ships in time for Christmas. (more…)
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There has never been a more urgent moment to merge ethics and technology: this shared spreadsheet of 57 (and counting) university courses on ethics and tech includes links to syllabi, moderated by Colorado University information science assistant prof Casey Fiesler, who runs ...
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By day, 'Olivia Doll' sits on the boards of seven academic journals; by night, she's a Staffordshire terrier named Ollie, owned by Mike Daube, a public health expert in Perth, Australia. (more…)
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Disaster capitalism depends on the idea that 'There is No Alternative' and that the populace can only sit by passively while their infrastructure, government, homes and schools are hijacked and sold off to low-bidder corporations to financially engineer and then extract rent ...
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To hear America's fearmongering private health-care shills describe it, socialized medicine is a kind of Soviet death march, where rationed care and long waits are imposed on all and sundry; but if that state of affairs sounds familiar, it's because of how neatly it...
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Charles Manson, despite (or rather because of) his infamy as a charismatic cult leader and vicarious spree-killer, is often posed as a serious and influential musician. His fleeting connections to late-60s artists of repute are threaded into music history as metaphors for...
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'Clouds?' Now I'll be spending all day seeing what other divine nightmares await in the kingdom of KoTH YouTube poop.
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Thinkgeek's $120 Darth Vader Blazer has lovely touches like satin lapels and shoulder-stripes, vaderish control panel lights embroidered over the breast, and Death Star themed buttons and lining. (more…)
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Macs are pretty usable out of the box without any extra software. But the bundled stock apps don’t cover every use case, and don’t always provide the most configurable experience. To give your desktop some helpful new powers, we’ve collected some of our favorite apps...
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It works surprisingly well, giving every scene so enhanced the superficial intensity of a church-mandated declaration of love.
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In these spin-filled times, the documentary PsyWar feels as relevant as when it was released. Metanoia Films has made it available for free to all, so check it out. Via a review on PR Watch: The new documentary 'Psywar,' featuring CMD founder John Stauber, explores...
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My mother used to make an incredible grilled cheese sandwich. It was neither greasy nor too buttery, but simultaneously buttery and toasty. The bread was pan fried golden brown with a nice crunch on the exterior, and it was evenly cooked all the way around and all the way...
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Nothing like going to a tropical dive spot known to be 'untouched' by humans, only to find a giant plastic garbage patch stretching as far as the eye can see. The Doobie Brothers music adds a nice touch. (more…)
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Numberpile looks at an interesting phenomenon using a common Japanese toy: a small paper balloon that can be crushed and re-inflated. What's the science behind it? (more…)
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In some parts of America's hinterlands, older folks call green peppers 'mangoes.' Turns out it goes back to a recipe substitution from the 1700s. (more…)
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