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Friday October 12, 2018. 04:00 PM
Here's something nobody asked for: Pringles-flavored instant ramen noodles**. Geekologie: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pringles and the 30th anniversary of Super Cup, the two are combining their brands Voltron-style to release two new flavors of Super Cup ramen...
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“I can still picture him sitting in my classroom.” Stephen Miller's former teacher, who told reporters how President Donald Trump's senior aide once ate glue as a third-grader, may be losing her job. Nikki Fiske has been placed on “home assignment” by the The Santa...
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Update: The USPTO has withdrawn this from publication for 'further review.' Michael-Scott Earle, a self-publisher of 'pulp harem fantasies' is seeking a trademark on the use of 'Dragon Slayer' in connection with fantasy novels. Amazingly, the US Patent and Trademark...
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My new favorite subreddit is Accidental Maps, specializing in a pareidolia of places.
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Hirotakaster's instructions for combining magnets and fidget spinners are a one-way ticket to glorious, chaotic motion, as complex systems emerge from grids of obsolete, post-fad plastic waste. (via Beyond the Beyond)
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Stalin's pose and expression in the propaganda poster makes it look like he's just noticed there's a goose coming toward him and it's dawning on him that he has no idea how to deal with geese.
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A year ago, Chinese white-label CCTV/DVR vendor Xiongmai announced a recall and security update for its devices, whose weak security meant that they had been conscripted into a massive, unstoppable botnet. A year later, Xiongmai's promises have been broken: the company has ...
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Multinational companies have used the no-nonsense methodologies of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma to oil a smooth-running operation for years. What is it? Six Sigma (and its offshoot, Lean Six Sigma) apply the principles of science to business, teaching managers to...
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I never know where our conversations are going to go when I get together with my friend Mark of Cardhouse. His tastes are more esoteric than the average person and I'm always surprised and amused by what he shares with me. So, we had lunch Wednesday. Somehow Dunkin' Donuts...
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Buy a single item at CVS and you can end up with a 4'-6'-long ribbon of register tape, a kind of orgy of coupons and come-ons. The phenomenon of the farcically long CVS receipt goes back to 2008 or so, when the company started buying data-mining services to plumb its...
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London is increasingly a city on two wheels: it's huge, it's congested, and gasoline is comically expensive. Thieves are targeting bike couriers, taking their mopeds and scooters for single-time use in subsequent crimes (such as robberies), and this BBC investigation shows...
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I've only scratched the surface of former NPR producer Ian Chillag's podcast Everything is Alive but I'm already tickled by it. The premise: serious interviews with inanimate objects. So far, Louis (a can of cola), Maeve (a lamppost), Dennis (a pillow), Tar (a bar of...
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Someone checked in on Bing search and the results aren't pretty. At some point it became a sewer of racism, antisemitism, pedophilia and conspiracy theories—and that's just the recommendations. The BBC reports: In his investigation, Mr Hoffman looked up racially-themed terms ...
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Caltech researchers developed the illusion above to illustrate postdiction, a sensory phenomenon 'in which a stimulus that occurs later can retroactively affect our perceptions of an earlier event.' From Caltech Matters: 'Illusions are a really interesting window into the...
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Boston Dynamics has just released this astounding video of their Atlas humanoid robot doing parkour: The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without...
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Voting rights advocacy groups are suing the state of Georgia to reinstate 53,000 blocked voter registrations, 70% of which are from African American voters, saying the current policy violates the U.S. Voting Rights Act and The National Voter Registration Act. BREAKING: We ...
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The United States Postal Service (USPS) wants to raise the fees it charges Amazon.com and other internet commerce shippers by 9 to 12 percent. This comes just months after President Donald Trump criticized the USPS, saying it gives Amazon too good of a deal. I have...
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“On Helen’s form, which was filled out with assistance from officials, there is a checked box next to a line that says, “I withdraw my previous request for a Flores bond hearing.” Beneath that line, the five-year-old signed her name in wobbly letters.” What the...
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Thursday October 11, 2018. 10:46 PM
After K-pop group NCT 127 from Vancouver, Canada performed on KTTV-Fox 11's Good Day L.A., host Araksya Karapetyan gave one of the singers an odd compliment: 'Very cool, your English is awesome. I love it.' Here's the clip: “Your english is awesome, I love it” I mean...
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It's taken M. Night Shyamalan close to two decades and three films to fully realize his vision of a world full of super-powered heroes and villains, but here we are! Eighteen years after Unbreakable popped and close to two after Split was released, Glass is here. Well,...
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