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Wednesday February 14, 2018. 09:20 PM
Another mass shooting took place in America today at a high school in Parkland, Broward County, Florida. Several hours after 911 calls first came in, authorities are now reporting that at least 20 injured, 1 dead. A suspect has been taken into custody, alive, according to...
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Trump's election promise to be cruel to brown people manifested most tangibly as a campaign to deport 'undocumented criminals' -- but there aren't many of those (migrants are more law-abiding, on average, than native-born Americans), so now ICE is scrambling for other brown...
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NBC news has compiled a database of 200,000 tweets that Twitter identified as 'malicious activity' from Russian trolls in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. These accounts, working in concert as part of large networks, pushed hundreds of thousands of...
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Bloomberg's American Mall [Bloomberg] is a retro browser game that invites you to simulate trying to revitalize a crumbling shopping mall, taking on the persona of one of four foolish investors who then has to decide whether to give breaks to your struggling retailers, bribe ...
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The Re:Create coalition has just published Unlocking the Gates: America's New Creative Economy, a quantitative report that uses rigorous statistical methods to derive the total income, by state, earned by creators who use the internet to reach their audiences. (more…)
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Trump's self-aggrandizing military parade, with flown-in tanks rolling down the streets of Washington, will cost cost $10M-$30M, according to the White House budget director.
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The Sackler family is best known for the buildings adorned with their names thanks to their acts of philanthropy, which is either motivated by a public spirit, or by the desperate need for some reputation washing as the public becomes increasingly aware that the family...
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Amazon is selling this cool-looking speed cube for $5.21. I love the colors. I have been trying to solve Rubik's Cube for decades. I'll get it one day!
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I find food photos on Instagram to be boring, but not Tom Kelley's vintage food shots from the Getty Images archive. These photographs provoke a gut-wrenching emotional response in me. #nofilterneeded '10 Vintage Food Photos That Will Make You Squirm' (Thanks, Ben Cosgrove!)
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This cichlid, pulled from Lake Malawi, has lips that resemble those found on some humans. Image: YouTube/RM Videos
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What do Jesus Christ, Herman Munster, TinkerBell and Elvis Presley have in common? Readers of this week’s Globe magazine can choose between life-like statuettes of all four, and I can’t help wondering which will be the biggest seller, and what that might tell us about...
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Salon announced this week that visitors who insist on using an ad blocker must either disable it or mine cryptocurrency for the site. For our beta program, we’ll start by applying your processing power to mine cryptocurrencies to recoup lost ad revenue when you use an ad...
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Above, Jerusha Willenborg of Wichita, Kansas's Mueller Elementary. Below, Barry White Jr. of Charlotte, NC's Ashley Park Elementary School. It reminds me of my daughter's wonderful second grade teacher Ms. Foskett who at the end of every day took a moment to say goodbye to...
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The men and women of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) never seem to miss a chance to make themselves look like a shower of bastards. They've gone after a 10-year-old girl as she came out of surgery, separated children from their parents, and have created an...
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In 1990, once NASA's twin Voyager probes had completed their grand tour of the solar system, it came time to shut off their cameras to preserve power and memory for the other scientific instruments onboard. But before that happened, there was one last photo opportunity not...
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Every week Donald Bell posts a video about interesting maker projects. This week in Maker Update he looks at an animated wooden sign, new mesh boards from Particle, 3D printed QR coasters, 3D printing on fabric, and his talk with CNC router whiz Jon-A-Tron. This week’s...
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Yorkshire artist James Brunt uses rocks and all sorts of other natural objects like sticks, leaves and nuts to create lovely symmetrical mandalas for strangers to find while out and about. (more…)
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Here's a story of an Internet-addicted Uber passenger looking for humanity, told with a deck of cards and slight of hand. It's also a clever ad for the kickstarter game Sin Rummy. Although Mark, who belongs to a monthly magic club, knows how the magic part of this is done, I ...
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In an inevitable development, Giphy, which created a very handy platform for creating GIFs from existing content, is now bringing influencers into their studios to deliberately create original GIFs in hopes of getting some of that seconds-long heat for brands. (more…)
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Chatroulette is still alive and, unsurprisingly, full of schlongs. For the uninitiated, Chatroulette was an Internet darling back in 2010. Created by 17-year-old Andrey Ternovskiy, the site served up the ability to have video chats with random people from around the world....
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