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Wednesday February 7, 2018. 06:47 PM
Last year Scotty of Strange Parts made an iPhone from spare parts he picked up at the mind-boggling electronics markets in Shenzhen, China. He recently returned to buy parts to make a one-of-a-kind iPhone from parts. In this video he selects a back and gets it laser engraved ...
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In 1992, Oklahoma passed a ballot initiative saying that the state could only raise taxes with a three quarters majority in the state assembly, creating a one-way ratchet where every tax cut becomes effectively permanent, including the sweetheart deals cut for frackers and...
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The marbled crayfish (Procambarus virginalis) is a mutant slough crayfish (Procambarus fallax) an American species; the mutation that allowed slough crayfish to reproduce asexually by cloning itself occurred a mere 25 years ago, and it came to Germany as an aquarium pet in...
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Scott Wiener is California State Senator for San Francisco, whose SB827, co-sponsored by State Senator Nancy Skinner, will move some zoning responsibility from cities to the state, forcing cities to allow the construction of higher-density housing (duplexes, eight-plexes and ...
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Meet Cheddar Man. He's from just north of Glastonbury, circa 8,000 B.C. Tom Booth, an archaeologist at the Natural History Museum who worked on the project, said: “It really shows up that these imaginary racial categories that we have are really very modern constructions,...
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Oxford's Computational Propaganda Project surveyed 13,500 'politically active' US Twitter users and 48,000 publicly visible Facebook pages, coding them for political affiliation, then measuring how much 'junk news' (a news article that fails to live up to three or more of...
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Tavis McGinn came to a job interview at Facebook to do the kind of work he'd done at Google, using analytics to help advertisers refine their campaigns; instead he was offered a job as Zuck's personal pollster, tracking the CEO's approval rating in fine-grained detail as he...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=vHwOMWGAg_o CORDELL! CORDELL! WHERE'S MY RUBBER CEMENT? https://twitter.com/_iPed/status/961194053240020992
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https://twitter.com/meaghan_fogarty/status/956693680190115840 'Who are these people?' Megan Fogarty posted this wonderful video of kindergarteners singing 'Happy Birthday' to a hatching chicken. UPDATE: Chickens return the compliment: ...
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A Logitech keyboard is sacrificed to Saturn in this remarkable video posted by Amazing Timelapse. Plunged into acetone, the device melts slowly until only a cloudy congealment of undissolved plastics remains. This is a regular pc keyboard dipped in acetone for over 70...
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Not all of us have the writing chops of Fitzgerald or Hemingway, but that's still no excuse to send off emails plagued with typos and confusing prose. Whether you're communicating with a friend or a potential employer, poor spelling and grammar can make a rough impression....
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Kelsey Hightower's Nocode [github] fixes all the problems associated with modern web app development: 'Write nothing; deploy nowhere.' Now that you have not done anything it's time to build your application:   Yep. That's it. You should see the following output:   A number o...
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Bootie Mashup's Adrian Roberts is traveling in Hong Kong right now and came across these amusing knockoff LEGO products at the Temple Street Night Market. Click on the images below to look at them closer. photos by Adrian Roberts
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Saudi Arabia is known for its oil and sun-soaked deserts. In a move to secure the kingdom’s financial future, its name could soon become synonymous with renewable energy. According to the New York Times, Prince Mohammed bin Salman decided that Saudi energy company ACWA...
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FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug's Secret Society, the INNER HIVE. You'll be helping the comic strip and getting exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, special secret memos, and much more. GET Ruben Bolling’s new hit...
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Just days before the opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, 41 security guards who were assigned to protect an Olympic venue in Pyeongchang have fallen ill, due to a norovirus outbreak. In an effort to quell the norovirus from spreading, an additional 1,200...
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Trump has ordered a grand military parade later this year in Washington. No one in the military is sure how to pay for it. GoFundMe? (more…)
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Tuesday February 6, 2018. 11:44 PM
We were promised flying cars, and we finally pretty much got 'em. Elon Musk, Tesla, and SpaceX's 'Live Views of Starman' is the first car commercial broadcast in real time from space. (more…)
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Usagi Yojimbo, my favorite ronin rabbit, is to star in his own TV series. Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo takes place amidst a rich fantasy setting in 17th century Japan and features a diverse world of anthropomorphic characters. Miyamoto Usagi, otherwise known as Usagi Yojimbo, is...
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The #MeToo movement has had an impact on many in Hollywood, but maybe not so much in other arenas. Take Trump's arena, for example. Rachel Crooks, one of many who has accused Trump of sexual misconduct, says Donald Trump forcibly kissed her on the lips in 2005 near an...
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