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Wednesday April 10, 2019. 08:56 PM
Shut up and take my money, @sableglass. Get a load of this gorgeousness. This is an example of the “Reticello marble handmade glass art,” according to the maker. It's an Italian decorative glassblowing technique that involves merging two bubbles (one inside the...
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It's not clear why this fellow put a chainsaw in his pants. Was he succumbing to an unspeakable urge? Was he providing ill-advised self-treatment for pruritis of the groin? Was his bladder filled with gasoline and he was simply filling the chainsaw's tank as a pay-it-forward ...
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Facebook is notorious for absolving itself of responsibility for bad behavior by offering up an algorithm as a scapegoat (examples here, here, here, here). This time Brian Fishman, Facebook’s policy director for counterterrorism, told Congress at a closed-door briefing...
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Foxconn gave Wisconsin hard-line GOP governor Scott Walker and Donald Trump a great story to tell about the triumph of their ideology: that with enough corporate welfare, high-tech manufacturing jobs could come back to America, in the form of an LCD factory in Wisconsin that ...
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In a 232-190 vote, Congress has passed H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, which directs the FCC to restore the Net Neutrality protections that Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stripped away through a fraudulent, corrupt process in 2017. What's more, the Act passed without...
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ChinAI Jeff Ding's weekly newsletter reporting on the Chinese AI scene; on the occasion of the newsletter's first anniversary, Ding has posted a roundup of things about the Chinese AI scene that the rest of the world doesn't know about, or harbors incorrect beliefs about. ...
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Patrick Henry Grzelak was pulled over by police while driving his car in Surrey, British Columbia in 2018. He was wearing earbuds. The police gave him a ticket for using a cellphone while driving. Grzelak fought the ticket, arguing that he was not using the phone. It was...
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Children who end up caught in Chicago's policing and justice system are being outfitted with ReliAlert XC3 GPS ankle-cuffs supplied by the Track Group, who use them to log children's movements and to bark orders at them, as well as listening in on them. The children have to...
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Sasaki Fumio has been an extreme minimalist for about 5 years. He wrote a book called Goodbye, Things. He owns approximately 150 things, including his soy sauce and vinegar bottle. In this Asian Boss interview, he describes his lifestyle. He says he became a minimalist...
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One day, my children, all this will be yours. From The National Science Foundation: So how were scientists able to “see” the supermassive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy 53 million light years away?... It is still impossible to image the actual black hole...
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Mark Risher adapts his viral Twitter thread about the security advantages of security keys like Ubikey and Google's Titan Security Key, and how they are game-changers for information security. As Risher tells it, two factor authentication is supposed to require 'something...
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Katherine Ellen Foley writes that the 'complex clitorises' of dolphins are key to understanding their sex lives. Although these preliminary findings don’t definitively prove that dolphin reproduction can also be for pleasure, they do add evidence to the argument that for...
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'The terrible sound you never want to hear when working on turbine engines,' because fishing it out isn't going to be easy. If ever I am in charge of an airline, this noise shall replace the 'Captain speaking to the cabin' ding.
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Tonight (Thursday, April 11), I'm headlining a free event celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library from 7-9PM: it's at the Central Library's Neil Morgan Auditorium (330 Park Blvd., San Diego 92101). The tl;dr of my speech: 'libraries as ...
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Helvetica Now, redesigned by Max Miedinger, Charles Nix, Jan Hendrik Weber and others for Monotype, is the first revision of the tasteful typeface in 35 years and comes in 48 styles. Creative Boom: The Helvetica family has been used by countless brands and creative...
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FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.You wouldn't believe the fun you're missing if you're not a member of Tom the Dancing Bug's Proud & Mighty INNER HIVE! Get with it! GET Ruben Bolling’s new hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures. “Ruben...
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Learning a new language was never meant to be about rote memorization. If you want to speak in a different tongue, first and foremost you need to speak - and when possible, interact with other native speakers. But if you can't afford that trip abroad, the Mondly app offers...
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The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on white nationalism this morning and Republicans wasted no time making themselves look like idiots. GOP committee members invited Candace Owens, communications director of Turning Point USA and creator of the hilarious fail...
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Since it's illegal to take your dog on a subway in New York if it's not shoved into a 'carrier,' this man shoved his large dog into a tiny burlap sack, if that's what you can call it. But the conductor doesn't buy it, and bans the creative dog owner from boarding the train. ...
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A 67-year-old retired teacher is working out at the gym in Culver City, California when a red SUV bursts through the glass wall and and shoves his treadmill across the room. Although it looks horrifying, he amazingly survives without any major injuries. According to Inside...
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