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Tuesday June 12, 2018. 06:00 PM
At yesterday's Trump-Kim summit, the White House played this fake movie trailer. I wish it began with 'Imagine a world..' but the actual narration is almost as good: “Destiny Pictures presents a story of opportunity, a new story, a new beginning, one of peace, two men,...
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Raimundo Atesiano was chief of the Biscayne Park Police Department in 2013, and he was proud to boast about his department's 100% clearance rate for burglaries -- but according to federal prosecutors who just indicted him, Atesiano conspired with two of his officers to frame ...
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Dr. Laurence J. Peter's 1969 'Peter Principle' holds that companies promote high-performing employees to more and more exalted managerial jobs until those employees reach a role that they're incompetent to perform, and thereafter, the employees' negative performance reviews...
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There's one week to go until an EU committee votes on a plan to 'transform the internet into a tool for surveillance and control,' that will permanently cement the place of American internet giants like Google and Facebook, freezing out smaller internet companies (and even...
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In one week, an EU committee will vote on a pair of extreme copyright proposals that will ban linking to news articles without permission, and force internet platforms to spy on all the pictures, text, video, audio and code their users post, sending it to AIs designed to...
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Steve Martin takes a walk in Michael Jackson's loafers for 'The New Show,' a 1984 sketch-comedy TV program from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. The New Show only ran for one season but this clip lives for eternity. (via r/ObscureMedia, thanks, UPSO!)
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Programming is one of today's most sought-after skills, but with the staggering number of tools and resources out there, figuring out where to start can be challenging for beginners. Ideal for aspiring programmers, the Pay What You Want Web Developer eBook Bundle by Wiley...
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It's always a treat to see someone unexpected embrace tabletop gaming. I just got the Netrunner: Revised Core Set, the latest edition of the popular and surprisingly immersive cyberpunk card game originally designed by Richard Garfield (who also designed of Magic: The...
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I don't think I'm cool enough to have these Dream Pops delivered to my house monthly, or ever. Plant-based ice cream. Packed with superfoods. Dairy, gluten and soy free. All under 100 calories with no artificial additives or stabilizers. We figured it was time to bring ice...
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Ed Piskor's offering an annotated page-by-page look at the first part of X-Men: Grand Design, his epic retelling of how Marvel comics' pantheon of heroes came to be. Catch up here. — Eds. Director’s commentary… This is one of the few strips that carries directly over...
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When Brooklyn-based artist Iris Scott begins a new piece, she doesn't get out paintbrushes. Instead, she simply puts on gloves when she starts on an oil painting. Scott is a fine art finger painter. This 10-minute long mini documentary on her from a couple of years ago...
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Jason Crane's Congress Tracker is a Glitch app that automatically collects statements (official and otherwise) made by U.S. congresspersons. The initial focus is on gun control but it could be forked to target any issue. Here's a little thing I made to help keep track of...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz8JepbR6d0 Unreal Tournament was the multiplayer 3D shooter that stole Quake's candy, and now it's been demade to run on a toaster. Gone is the expansive virtual enrivonment and motion sickness; still in play is the cyberpunk...
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These 3-color block prints on matchboxes by Denver-based wife-and-husband team Arna Miller and Ravi Zupa are the cat's meow! The set, titled Strike Your Fancy, depicts 'cats drinking at the bar and the good, embarrassing and confusing situations we have all found ourselves...
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Designed to look like something running on the Commodore Amiga but with all the modern conveniences, Grafx 2 is pitched as 'The ultimate 256-color painting program.' GrafX2 has a long history, with the first versions being published in 1996. The development by the original...
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Commodore made the world's most successful 8-bit personal computer, the C64, and its most iconic 16-bit one, the Commodore Amiga. But the latter was a weird, complicated, two-faced beast, dooming a badly-managed company to a dead end of its own making. What if it had instead ...
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Yoyoka Soma (YouTube) is an 8-year-old Japanese drummer. When I was a just small baby, my parents had a home studio and there were various kinds of instruments. My parents were performing music activities as amateur singer-songwriters and they cradled me with their music....
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Nine of thirteen 'landmark' baobab trees across southern Africa abruptly died in recent years, reports Agence Presse-France. Climate change is blamed. “It is definitely shocking and dramatic to experience during our lifetime the demise of so many trees with millennial...
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The attitude towards marijuana has changed a great deal since the days of Nancy Reagan's 'Just Say No' campaign in the 1980s, which was an escalation in Nixon's war on black people. Several states in the US have legalized recreational marijuana and more are considering it. A ...
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