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  • Wimbledon Players Who Are Mothers Welcome Change in Focus

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    BEN ROTHENBERG
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Four mothers entered the singles competition at Wimbledon, and several more competed in doubles. They say that motherhood has enhanced their careers.
  • Councils want new litter fine powers

    BBC News - Home
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:54 pm
    Councils in England and Wales call for new powers to tackle the "huge and spiralling" problem of people throwing litter from vehicles.
  • Reddit revolts after key figure fired

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    On Friday, the social news site Reddit was on lockdown.
  • Women's World Cup Final: America Gets a Do-Over

    WSJ.com: What's News US
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Four years after the USA soccer team lost the World Cup final to Japan, the two nations meet Sunday, with Japanese precision again U.S. speed and power.
  • Senior Islamic State Leader Killed in U.S.-Led Coalition Strike

    Newsweek
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Thursday a coalition airstrike in Syria killed a senior Islamic State leader who helped fundraise, secure arms and transport fighters for the militant group. The June 16 strike killed Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni al-Harzi, the Pentagon said, identifying him as the brother of another fighter linked to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. "His death will impact ISIL's ability to integrate foreign terrorist fighters into the Syrian and Iraqi fight as well as to move people and equipment across the border between Syria and…
 
 
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  • Senior Islamic State Leader Killed in U.S.-Led Coalition Strike

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Thursday a coalition airstrike in Syria killed a senior Islamic State leader who helped fundraise, secure arms and transport fighters for the militant group. The June 16 strike killed Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni al-Harzi, the Pentagon said, identifying him as the brother of another fighter linked to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. "His death will impact ISIL's ability to integrate foreign terrorist fighters into the Syrian and Iraqi fight as well as to move people and equipment across the border between Syria and…
  • Bubba Watson Will Paint Over Confederate Flag on 'The Dukes of Hazzard' Car

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Professional golfer Gerry "Bubba" Watson plans to paint over the Confederate flag on the roof of his car, the famous General Lee 01, which was featured in The Dukes of Hazzard TV series. The two-time Masters champion bought General Lee for $121,000 in January 2012. The roof of the 1969 orange Dodge Charger currently has a Confederate flag with the words "General Lee" below it. The text references General Robert E. Lee, the soldier who commanded the Confederate Army of northern Virginia during the American Civil War. Watson's decision to replace the emblem with an American flag came in the…
  • Winton's Children: Saved From the Holocaust by ‘Britain’s Schindler’

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    What made Nicholas Winton, a young British stockbroker, in 1938 postpone his plans for a frivolous skiing trip in the Alps to mount a daring rescue of hundreds of Jewish children from their fate of being sent to concentrations camps to endure forced labor, starvation, even death? What is remarkable to me is that I would not be alive if it were not for my father’s mystery savior, as I am the son of one of those fortunate 669 children who were dispatched by Winton on those trains to their safety in Britain. Until recently, I did not know much about my father’s story. I do know that my…
  • Greece: Tens of Thousands Protest Both Sides of EU Vote

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks took to the streets in the tens of thousands on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s single currency. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, elected in January on a promise to end six years of austerity, extolled a packed Syntagma square in central Athens to spurn the tough terms of an aid deal offered by international creditors to keep the country afloat. His European partners say a ‘No’ vote will jeopardize Greece’s membership of the euro. Tsipras says they are bluffing,…
  • ISIS Affiliate in Egypt Says it Fired Rockets at Israel

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Updated | JERUSALEM/CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces. Islamic State's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, said in a statement posted on Twitter by supporters that it had launched three Grad rockets toward "occupied Palestine". Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the statement. An Israeli military source earlier said the rockets had been fired from Sinai, which borders…
 
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  • How Smartphones Would Have Changed World History

    Teddy Wayne
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
    1446 B.C.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Daily Cartoon: Friday, July 3rdDaily Cartoon: Thursday, July 2ndSenator Lindsey Graham Says That It’s O.K. to Be Single
  • A Death from Measles

    Michael Specter
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    The Washington State Department of Health announced on Thursday the first confirmed measles death in the United States in more than a decade. According to the department, the victim was a twenty-year-old woman, who “probably became infected after exposure at a local medical clinic during a recent measles outbreak” in the county where she lived.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Alexandra Shiva’s Poetic TruthWhy Doctors Give in on VaccinesComment from the February 16, 2015, Issue
  • Daily Cartoon: Friday, July 3rd

    Tom Toro
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:How Smartphones Would Have Changed World HistoryDaily Cartoon: Thursday, July 2ndSenator Lindsey Graham Says That It’s O.K. to Be Single
  • The Case for Eating Small Fish

    John Donohue
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    From the beginning of time, through the artist Bruegel’s day, and until relatively recently, little fish had only big fish to fear. Since the middle of the twentieth century, however, some little fish—forage fish, to be precise—have faced radically increased threats from humans, and, by extension, from the pigs and chickens that the fish are increasingly being fed to. Forage fish are now threatened worldwide, which has potentially troubling implications for the entire food chain. In conservation circles, the suggestion lately is that encouraging consumers to eat small fish might,…
  • Greece’s Debt Burden: The Truth Finally Emerges

    John Cassidy
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    Just when you thought that the Greece saga had run out of plot twists, another one emerged on Thursday—and it was an important one. A few days before a referendum that will probably decide the fate of Greece’s Syriza government, one of the country’s creditors, the International Monetary Fund, came out and acknowledged that the stricken country is unlikely to recover until a good portion of its huge debt load is wiped out.See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:Can the United States Prevent a Grexit?Greece and Europe: The EndgameThe Migrant Crisis on Greece’s Islands
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    Mashable

  • Lil Wayne unleashes 'Free Weezy Album' for Fourth of July weekend

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Lil Wayne just dropped FWA (Free Weezy Album), the project he's been teasing since February, on Jay Z's streaming service Tidal. Listen to it here. The 32-year-old rapper, who in June became one of the co-owners of Tidal, previously unleashed "Glory" from FWA last month, adding intense hype leading into Friday's release. See also: Rihanna seriously kidnapped 80 fans and took them on a 'BBHMM' road trip The album features guests spots from Wiz Khalifa, Jake Troth, HoodyBaby, Cory Gunz, CAPO, Junior Red, Bibi Bourelly, Euro and Young Jeezy. WHOA! Lil Wayne just released #FWA (Free Weezy Album)…
  • How the world celebrated Social Media Day

    Ryan Lytle
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:04 pm
    For the sixth annual time, Social Media Day was celebrated by thousands of people around the world on June 30. Mashable started Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to reflect and honor the growth of social media and the digital revolution. Now in 2015, this holiday encompasses hundreds of in-person events around the world, along with thousands of tweets, Instagram photos and Facebook posts commemorating #SMDay. See also: Happy Social Media Day 2015! Have a very happy Social Media Day, everyone! http://t.co/AcSkt357WZ http://t.co/q0V5bPCCKh #SMDay — Mashable SocialMedia (@mashsocialmedia)…
  • Watch the Summerfest music festival live stream: You can pick from 4 stages

    Brian Anthony Hernandez
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Summerfest, touted as " the world's largest music festival," continues Friday, and you don't need to be in Milwaukee to watch the barrage of bands and solo artists perform. Starting Friday at 8 p.m. CT and lasting until Sunday at midnight, you can watch the action on four stages (full schedules below), including sets from The Flaming Lips, Third Eye Blind, Kings of Leon, Vance Joy, Tonic, Walk The Moon, X Ambassadors and more. You can watch the nowLive stream here. Toggle through the channels to pick a stage. You can also view the performances via the nowLive website, iOS app or Android app.
  • Hawaii just effectively became the first state to ban plastic bags

    Kimberly Truong
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Oahu has just joined the rest of the Hawaiian islands in enforcing a ban on plastic bags, making Hawaii the first state in the union to fully prohibit them. Effective next Wednesday, businesses in Oahu will no longer be allowed to offer plastic or other non-recyclable bags to customers. That applies to any carryout bag given out by retailers to customers that is made from non-compostable materials and not specifically designed for re-use. See also: California Enacts Nation's First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban However, the ban has a number of loopholes. It doesn't apply to bags used for…
  • How to make a watermelon margarita

    Aubrey Aden-Buie
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Sure, you can have another boring beer, or red-and-blue Jello shot, to celebrate Independence Day Or you can try something a little different this year. Just in time for this weekend's Fourth of July festivities, Cameron Dale, beverage director at Tacombi restaurant in New York City, taught us how to make a tasty and refreshing watermelon margarita This simple, but delicious drink, is easy to make, and doesn't require many ingredients Watch our how-to video above — and remember to drink responsibly. Fearless girl rips out own tooth with a slingbow Weird and wonderful hot dog…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • From Remnant To Riches: What The Quest For Premium Inventory Means For The Industry

    Roger Williams
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
     The recent flurry of ad-tech acquisition deals clearly demonstrates that the industry is shifting its focus to developing solutions that support premium inventory. While all the attention has traditionally been around solving for RTB and the programmatic trading of low-value, non-guaranteed inventory, things are changing. Read More
  • Sources: YC Alums Club Together For Crystal Towers, A $100M VC Fund For Promising YC Startups

    Ingrid Lunden,Matthew Lynley
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:32 pm
     Y Combinator has helped over 800 startups come to market that are today worth a collective $30 billion (and possibly even more very soon). Now it looks like a new VC is emerging out of it that will be dedicated to help the most promising of these grow. TechCrunch has learned of a new VC fund called Crystal Towers. Backed by several YC founders, it will start out with between $90 million… Read More
  • CrunchWeek: Apple Music, Uber’s Engineering Push, And Shyp’s Challenge To The 1099 Economy

    Alex Wilhelm
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
     Happy Friday, everyone. We’re glad that you are with us today before we take off and drink beer celebrate America. Our own Sarah Buhr took over the hosting slot this week, while Matthew Lynley and myself helped out. We dug into the release of Apple Music, Uber’s decision to absorb a large chunk of Microsoft’s Bing Maps team, and how Shyp, a startup, is helping shape the… Read More
  • Experiential Commerce Is The Next Billion-Dollar Opportunity For Developers

    Atlee Clark
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
     Technology has transformed entire industries over the past decade, from travel and transportation to media and real estate. While commerce has enjoyed some innovation, its transformation is far from over. The next frontier is “Commerce Everywhere,” which blends online and offline experiences to let you make purchases wherever and whenever you want. Read More
  • Want Google’s Cardboard VR Headset? OnePlus Is Giving Them Away For Free, If You Pay Shipping

    Greg Kumparak
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
     Since about 10 seconds after Google launched its do-it-yourself Cardboard virtual reality headset, other companies have been selling pre-made clones — and Google is totally fine with that. The catch: many of the clones cost upwards of $20-30 bucks, and that’s before shipping. Paying that much for what is essentially a piece of cardboard can feel a bit silly. Looking to capitalize… Read More
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  • «Smile», le disque dont vous êtes le héros

    Jean-Marie Pottier
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Alors que sort sur les écrans Love & Mercy, un biopic de Brian Wilson, nous republions cet article de 2011 consacré à la sortie de son plus célèbre projet, le longtemps inachevé Smile. Au mur de mon appartement, j'ai collé une publicité en noir et blanc découpée dans un magazine en 2004: «TROUVÉ! Vous avez perdu un album il y a 37 ans? Nous l'avons déniché. Un des disques les plus attendus de tous les temps répond au nom de Smile.» Sept ans plus tard, cette promesse est enfin réalité: laissé de peu inachevé par les Beach Boys en mai 1967 et jamais officiellement…
  • Reddit va vraiment avoir du mal à faire de l’argent

    Vincent Manilève
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    Victoria Taylor, ex-directrice de la communication du site Reddit, doit être flattée par la vague de soutien qu’elle provoque sur Internet. Vendredi 3 juillet, quand les modérateurs du site ont appris son départ forcé, ils ont décidé de lui apporter leur soutien de manière pour le moins déterminée. Ils ont bloqué l’accès à certaines des pages les plus populaires du site, /r/askreddit (dédiée aux questions aux internautes), /r/videos (pour poster des vidéos) ou /r/gaming, en les rendant privées. La raison? Victoria Taylor était très appréciée pour le travail qu’elle…
  • La décision de la Cour de cassation sur la GPA crée une incertitude pour le deuxième parent

    Aude Lorriaux
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    La bataille judiciaire autour de la transcription des actes civils étrangers d’enfants nés par GPA est-elle finie? Pas sûr, si l’on en croit la Cour de cassation qui a rendu une décision très attendue mais qui laisse encore de nombreuses questions ouvertes. L’institution précise, en effet, dans son communiqué de presse publié le 3 juillet ne s’être pas prononcée sur «la question de la transcription de la filiation établie à l’étranger à l’égard de parents d’intention».  Entendez: le cas où à la place, comme ici, du nom de la mère porteuse,…
  • Concours du plus gros mangeur de hot-dogs: des «performances» de plus en plus indigestes

    Lucie de la Héronnière
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    Comme chaque 4 juillet, jour de fête nationale américaine, la chaîne de fast-food Nathan’s Famous organise ce samedi un concours du plus gros mangeur de hot-dogs. Selon la légende marketing, cette gargantuesque compétition serait née en 1916, la même année que la création du premier stand de la marque à Coney Island. À LIRE AUSSI La dépravation des concours de goinfres Lire Il n’y a cependant aucun document attestant de ce concours avant 1972. Time a voulu compter le nombre de hot-dogs avalés chaque année par les vainqueurs depuis cette date officielle, avec une petite…
  • Pourquoi les sélectionneurs argentins règnent sur l'Amérique

    Thomas Goubin
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Quel que soit le résultat de la finale de la Copa America, il lèvera le trophée sud-américain. On le sait d'ailleurs depuis le terme des quarts de finale. Pas question de compétition pipée ici, mais du sélectionneur argentin, dont quatre spécimens trustaient les bancs de touche lors des demi-finales. L'émacié, Ricardo Gareca (Pérou), le hâlé, Ramon Diaz (Paraguay), tous deux désormais éliminés, le trapu, Jorge Sampaoli (Chili), et le bedonnant, Gerardo Martino (Argentine). Ces deux derniers en découdront, samedi 4 juillet, en finale, un stade de la compétition déjà…
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  • Customer Service is Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    My son, Harold, is huge into video games and video game culture. He knows more weird and deep-level memes and obscure details than you’ll ever know. Harold has convinced me to take him to the SCG Convention in Texas. To say he’s hyped and excited is to really underplay how he feels about it. As part of this, I’ve encouraged Harold to do as much of the planning and deciding as possible. Harold chose the Aloft hotel chain. Swell by me. He picked it because he loved the videos. I prepaid for the days of the conference. And then, I ran into a snag.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have

    Chris Brogan
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    I’m sprawled out on my bed writing to you. My son is reading a copy of Retro Gamer and my daughter is playing Splatoon (it’s a Wii game that your kid probably wants). Lately, I’ve been thinking about this blog, about you, about my business, about what I stand for. That kind of stuff. The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have is Openness and Honesty But that sounds like I’m trying to be virtuous. I’m not. I just think it’s easier/better/faster to just tell you what I think and feel, instead of worrying. Continue ReadingThe post The Biggest Competitive…
  • How to Get Ahead if You’re Shy – or the Secret Magic of Puppets

    Chris Brogan
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    My son, Harold, found out quite by surprise that he really likes puppets. He pretty much had to have this Kermit the Frog puppet. What we did with it was quite interesting. And in the process, I found myself thinking about me, then you, and about us. About all of us. And about something I’m not sure I’ve yet shared in this specific way. The Magic of Puppets When you put a puppet on your hand, you empower someone else to speak for you. You can say things you might not say from your own lips. Because hey, it’s a puppet. Puppets are like a super power.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • How to Learn A New Skill

    Chris Brogan
    28 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    I’m a big fan of the work of Dr Nick Morgan. In my circles, when people ask me advice about how to be a better professional speaker, I tell a somewhat backhanded and loving story about how I paid for a day of Dr. Morgan’s time, hellbent on having him make me a much better speaker. I loved everything he had to say. It was brilliant, full of really important details and ideas. And I couldn’t really make good use of any of it. Dr. Morgan mentions it in this post. For instance, “The good news for you conference organizers, then, is that if you hire Chris you’ll get…
  • The Value of Data Velocity in Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    21 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’m working on some interesting stuff as it relates to both bigger businesses as well as small businesses. I’m interested in how better use of data could open up a whole big slice of not-yet-tapped economic value for companies (again both bigger and smaller). It’s times like this where I feel bad for people who think I’m the “social media guy.” I’m thinking about velocity as it applies to marketing. Meaning, if we knew something faster, could we add more value and help someone better? Velocity as a Marketing Tool I was in Atlanta the other day for 20…
 
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  • 19 years is angry men making you feel bad about peeing.

    thebloggess
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary and that means that Victor and I have been married for 19 years. 15 years was giant metal chickens and I think 17 years was when I rented that sloth and a tiny kangaroo to surprise Victor in our living room (he was very surprised) but I didn’t know what to do for year 19 until I saw this painting for sale in the lobby of a children’s pizza restaurant: Yes.  It’s the Anchormen, ready for a fight and armed with grenades and guns and  clubs.  And it is majestic. Victor didn’t entirely see its magic and claimed that it didn’t…
  • 1000 ferris wheels

    thebloggess
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:41 pm
    I once read that about people who make and fold 1000 origami paper cranes.  Some do it for luck or longevity or luck or wishes or hope.  Some do it for love.  Some do it for peace.  I assume some do it for the same reason I make ferris wheels. I make them over and over again, from tiny kits that arrive in small envelopes whenever things get difficult. I turn the small metal tabs in.  I fit the speck-like tabs into the delicate, almost invisible slots.  I place 100 tiny metal pieces -like forgotten shavings- together to make each car, each strut.  It’s comforting to me when I…
  • Jesus, Siri.

    thebloggess
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:45 am
    Victor and I were having an argument about why we say that a pig says “oink” when really they make that piggy snorting noise.  I said it’s because the pigs snorty noise is impossible to spell but Victor disagreed so I turned to Siri and asked her for help: Jesus, Siri.   You need to get some help. And now, the weekly wrap-up… Usually I use one of my weekly graphics here but I’m mixing it up today because my friend Natalie made me this and it makes me smile: Shit I made in my shop (Named “EIGHT POUNDS OF UNCUT COCAINE” so that your credit card…
  • This is my house.

    thebloggess
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    The greatest gift in the world is to grant a kindness to another. The amazing thing though is that the aforementioned gift is one you give yourself. It may be a small thing. Leaving a flower for the tired woman at the coffee shop. Telling a stranger that they have such kind eyes. Listening happily to a story told by an elderly friend or relative who has told you the same story a million times. Nodding in solidarity even when you don’t completely understand. Letting a friend or a stranger yell hurtful things at you because you hope it will help them let go of a small part of that…
  • It costs nothing to be kind. Probably.

    thebloggess
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:18 am
    People always say “It costs nothing to be kind” but technically it doesn’t cost anything to be a real asshole either, so I’m not sure why we’re bringing financials into it.  It does, however, cost money to hire lawyers after you stab people you don’t like in the leg so maybe that should be the phrase everyone should remember.  Then again, if you bottle everything up and continue to be kind to people who are being real dicks you’re going to end up in some pretty heavy therapy or in a lot of bars drinking your resentment away and I can tell you that…
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  • Searching for Lost Treasures

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
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    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
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  • What Could He Be Trying to Say?

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Lamb? I heard lamb.  Submitted by: (via Sampson Brueher) Tagged: dogs , funny , Video Share on Facebook
  • This Man Makes Saving the Day Look Easy

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
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  • Eight Terrifying Animal Attacks That Will Make You Look Away

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Most of these poor people were clearly outnumbered by vicious animals. Some never even saw it coming. Continue if you dare but you may have to shield your eyes as you watch these terrifying animal attacks. Submitted by: Tagged: list , gifs , cute , funny , Video , animals Share on Facebook
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    The Onion

  • Sports News in Brief: ‘SportsCenter’ Co-Anchors Clearly Dating

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    BRISTOL, CT—Saying that the pair could barely take their eyes off one another throughout the hour-long sports news program, ESPN viewers told reporters Friday that it is increasingly clear SportsCenter anchors John Anderson and Matt Barrie are currently dating. “Based on the way they keep smiling at each other, it’s pretty obvious something’s going on there,” said Athens, GA resident Paul Nevins, 37, adding that the hosts were openly flirting with each other throughout the “Top 10 Plays” countdown, with Barrie at one point mentioning how cute Anderson looked in his suit today.
  • News in Brief: Female Friend Group Fails In One Duty Of Providing Good Gynecologist Recommendation

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    CHICAGO—Completely embarrassing themselves in a pitiful display of collective ineptitude, a group of five female friends who gathered for happy hour Monday reportedly failed in their sole duty of providing a recommendation for a good gynecologist when asked for one by a new acquaintance who had recently moved to the area. “Yeah, I can’t really think of anyone,” said local woman Mary Goertz, echoing the sentiment of the four other total fuckups who, instead of completing the simple task of producing the name and location of a dependable women’s health specialist in their city,…
  • News in Brief: Scientists Find Human Vocal Cords Developed Over Millennia To Lower Voice When Speculating On Acquaintance’s Sexual Orientation

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Tracing the unique behavior back to the dawn of civilization, researchers at Monash University announced Wednesday that lowering one’s voice to discuss a person’s sexual orientation is a physiological trait that evolved in humans over thousands of years. “The fossil record shows the human larynx completing a transformation around 11,000 years ago, which coincides with the time period when Homo sapiens appear to have begun speculating about their fellow clan members’ sexual preferences in fevered whispers,” said Dr. Raif Gonzales, who added that evidence from…
  • News in Brief: Terrifying Uniformed Bachelorette Party Storms Local Bar

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    TACOMA, WA—Bursting into the establishment seemingly out of nowhere and overtaking it within a matter of moments, a terrifying uniformed bachelorette party stormed local pub Casey’s Saloon Friday night, onlookers reported. “One second I was having a pleasant round of beers with friends, and the next we were surrounded on all sides by these frightening women in identical pink and white regalia who were wildly waving their feather boas in our faces—it all happened so fast,” said visibly traumatized customer Lee Gangridge, who reportedly hid in a corner booth as over a dozen young…
  • Horoscope: Your Horoscopes — Week Of June 30, 2015

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:54 am
 
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Photoset of the legendary "Nintendo" Play Station

    Rob Beschizza
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Sony's classic console was originally envisaged as part of a collaboration with then-market leader Nintendo. It went its own way, and the rest is history. Here's a look at a rarely-pictured prototype, though, thanks to imgur user DanDiebold. [via]
  • Kickstarting a 6-lens spherical 60fps VR camera

    Cory Doctorow
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:13 am
    Jeffrey Martin writes, "I have been working for the last couple of years on this camera, and we have launched today on Kickstarter. It is a beautiful, small device (the size of a tennis ball) with six cameras that make a 4K-resolution, 60fps, spherical video." We've featured many of Jeffrey's panoramae here. The cameras start at $1400. There is currently no camera out there that comes close to this in terms of resolution and quality. We are trying to fill a large gap in the market right now - there is no easy way to create 360º video content for Oculus Rift, and similar VR headsets. We are…
  • 3000mAh Mini Portable Charger for $6

    Mark Frauenfelder
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:50 pm
    This is the best price I've seen on the RAVPower Luster 3000mAh Mini Portable Charger ($6). It has enough juice to give most phones a full charge.
  • Cross-sectioned brain sample drink coasters

    Cory Doctorow
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Thinkgeek's Brain Specimen Coasters come in a set of ten, stacking to form a 3D brain. (via Geeky Merch)
  • Roll-up floating pool-pad that supports up to 1300lbs

    Cory Doctorow
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:56 am
    The largest-sized Aqua Lily Pad weighs 57lbs and unrolls to 20' long, and will support up to 1300lbs of sun-loungers, coolers, and people. It's basically a giant, stable, 3.5cm thick yoga-mat for the pool. The big one is $789, and Europeans can get smaller, cheaper ones. Just imagine you could stand, walk or lie on water... With the AquaLilyPad, you can! The Pad made of cross-linked polyethylene foam floats on the surface of the water without any other aids - even if you happen to be on it at that moment. You can even lie or sit on the AquaLilyPad with a sun lounger or a deckchair! The Pad is…
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    WIRED

  • Reddit Is Revolting

    Wired Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    The popular site is in turmoil with scores of subreddits effectively shut down to protest the firing of Victoria Taylor. The post Reddit Is Revolting appeared first on WIRED.
  • 8 Foreign Cars That Are Totally ‘Murican

    Alex Davies
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lots of foreign automakers have piled on horsepower, speed, height, width, weight, and noise, with no practical aim in mind. The post 8 Foreign Cars That Are Totally ‘Murican appeared first on WIRED.
  • Call Them Hippies, But the Grateful Dead Were Tech Pioneers

    Jesse Jarnow
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Long stereotyped as hippies stuck in the Summer of Love, the Grateful Dead were for 50 years at the forefront of the digital revolution. The post Call Them Hippies, But the Grateful Dead Were Tech Pioneers appeared first on WIRED.
  • Medicine Is a Battlefield. Here’s How to Stay in the Know

    Nick Stockton
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    It's been said science is a full contact sport. And no branch gets rowdier in a political sense than health care. The post Medicine Is a Battlefield. Here’s How to Stay in the Know appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Week in TV: Good Luck Surviving This Charm Overload

    Jordan Crucchiola
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s the freakin' weekend, let us help you have you some fun! Here are the week's best late-night TV bits. The post The Week in TV: Good Luck Surviving This Charm Overload appeared first on WIRED.
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Why we need to keep covering the foreclosure crisis

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Some seven years after the housing bubble burst, the story is still unfolding in many American cities: damaged neighborhoods, broken tax systems, and blighted homes; a search for justice and an accounting of blame; uneven progress toward recovery. In swathes of the country, capturing this story in all its continuing complexity is among the most pressing items on the public-affairs...
  • Breaking down the numbers in CNN's controversial report on a Florida hospital

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    On June 1, CNN aired a year-long investigation that made alarming claims about high mortality rates and other complications in the pediatric cardiac surgery program at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Published under the headline “Secret Deaths,” the report landed with a splash—and soon brought a backlash. The hospital sent out its own set of numbers,...
  • Podcast goes behind the scenes of The Guardian ’s climate change campaign

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    “Alan, will you go ahead with [the campaign] if The Guardian doesn’t divest?” asked multimedia editor Francesca Panetta when Rusbridger left the meeting room. “I think we have to,” Rusbridger replied. “I think if the board don’t agree, I will ignore the board and run the campaign anyway.” That bit of revealing dialogue wasn’t shared with CJR by an...
  • The media milestone the media (fittingly?) forgot

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:50 pm
    One decade ago this weekend, millions of iPod owners woke up to a quiet change to the iTunes software they probably didn’t even notice. The really revolutionary updates usually have nice, round numbers—iTunes 3.0 invented the personalized playlist, 4.0 introduced the Music Store, 11.0 gave us iCloud—so it was somehow fitting that even mighty Cupertino didn’t seem to realize they were...
  • American workers are getting sick, and CPI wants you to understand why

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    When Jim Morris told CJR about the Center for Public Integrity’s labor and environment team in March, he extolled the virtues of putting both topics under one umbrella. “We’re talking about things like toxic chemicals in the workplace,” he said. “It’s heavy on science...We’re going to stick with workplace health and safety reporting, because it’s incredibly important.” That philosophy, which...
 
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    TMZ.com

  • Bobbi Kristina-- Brown Family Ballisitc Over Death Bed Photo

    TMZ Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    Bobby Brown's sister Leolah just unleashed her rage over news that someone is selling a photo of Bobbi Kristina laying in her death bed. Leolah is reacting to TMZ's story that someone got into Bobbi Kristina's room, snapped a photo and is hawking it…
  • Huge NASCAR Sponsor -- Boycotting Trump ... He's a Racist, Bigot

    TMZ Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:16 am
    One of the biggest NASCAR sponsors in all of racing is pumping the brakes on Donald Trump -- trying to pull a huge awards ceremony from one of Trump's properties and urging all of NASCAR to cut ties.
  • WWE -- Doink's Mom Is Grasping at Straws ... NO PAY DAY!

    TMZ Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    The WWE is firing back at Doink the Clown's mother -- warning her that the lawsuit she filed against the company is bogus and there will be NO GOLD at the end of the rainbow.
  • Shark vs. Man -- Who You Rootin' For?

    TMZ Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    Ben Chancey was gleeful as he tried reeling in an ornery shark off the coast of Stuart Florida, until the shark made it a level playing field. After the kayak capsizes, Ben goes into panic mode. So who should eat who?
  • Calvin Harris -- I Got Grilled Good by Taylor Swift (PHOTO)

    TMZ Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    Calvin Harris is a lucky man.  If money's ever an issue and he can't afford to go out, he can rely on his girlfriend to cook him some awesome BBQ! Calvin and Taylor Swift were at her Rhode Island home Thursday when he Instagrammed the pic with…
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    PerezHilton

  • Whoa — Harry Styles Says One Direction's Recent Shows Without Zayn Malik Are 'Some Of The Best We've Had'

    Perez Hilton
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:44 pm
    What do y'all make of this one?! One Direction frontman Harry Styles says that the group has had some of their best shows recently, after Zayn Malik left the group earlier this year! Whoa!!! Is that shade, or just reality?! [ Related: Have You Picked Up The 1D Fragrance Yet?! ] Speaking to reporters, Styles opened up about the North American and European legs of the group's current tour, as well as how things have been going with Zayn: "There have been incredible shows across Europe. Some of the best we've had! So we're super excited about coming to America ... The only changes have been that…
  • Insiders Close To Kourtney Kardashian Say Scott Disick Has 'Fallen Off The Wagon' AGAIN!

    Perez Hilton
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:42 pm
    So is this the official excuse? On Thursday, sources close to Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian came forward with more info regarding the very suspicious pics that surfaced of LD canoodling with his ex, Chloe Bartoli. In the snaps, the pair looks super cozy as they party in Monaco for Chloe's 25th birthday. [ Related: With Scott Allegations Flying Around, Kourtney Takes To Instagram — See What She Posted! ] Now insiders have come forward to say that this nothing more than a "boys trip" gone awry and that the reality star is back to his hard partying ways. The insider explained: "They…
  • Just In Time For The Fourth Of July, Here's A Weird And Disturbing Video In The Name Of Fireworks Safety!

    Perez Hilton
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Well this is disturbing... The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released a video of dummies being hit in the head, face, hands, arms, EVERYWHERE by exploding errant fireworks, and, um, yikes!!! The video -- released in advance of July 4 in an attempt to remind people of the dangers of fireworks -- is definitely alarming, and with all the dummies involved, it's also a little weird. [ Photos: Get Ready For The Fourth With A Very Patriotic Set Of Actors! ] Ch-ch-check out the macabre YouTube video (below): However you celebrate the Fourth of July, be safe! Let's keep those dummies just as…
  • Leolah Brown Flips Out After It's Revealed That Someone Is Shopping Bobbi Kristina's Death Bed Photo

    Perez Hilton
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    This is a whole new level of disgusting. On Friday, it was revealed that an extended family member is shopping a photo of Bobbi Kristina on her death bed -- an EXTREME low that we can't even begin to comprehend. According to a media outlet, the photo shows a relative hovering over BK as she lies unresponsive in an Atlanta area hospice. The outlet went on to add that while they passed on publishing the pic, other tabloids have expressed interest. [ Related: Bobbi's Aunt Leloah Brown Explains 'Justice Will be Served' In Cryptic Message ] Our heart just breaks for BK. After the terrible news…
  • PerezTV Recap: Two Sexy Hunks To Heat Up Your Fourth Of July, Plus Bella Thorne Dishes On Her New Love And Show!

    Perez Hilton
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Not only can you get the latest celebrity news and photos on PerezHilton.com, but also exclusive interviews, fashion tutorials and more! Be sure to favorite the PerezTV YouTube Channel so you don't miss these videos. This week, PerezTV interviewed two hunks who are sure to heat up your July 4th holiday! First up, Dylan Sprayberry talks about his role on Teen Wolf and more. See what he revealed in this behind-the-scenes video from our photo shoot: You may know him from So You Think You Can Dance and Ellen, but tWitch discusses his big (and we mean BIG) screen role in Magic Mike XXL and even…
 
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:36 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:36 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • 'iPhone 6s' Logic Board Suggests 16GB Base Model and Updated NFC Hardware

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    New images of the logic board from the next-generation "iPhone 6s" have been obtained by 9to5Mac, a few days after the site shared photos from an unnamed source which showed that a new, updated Qualcomm LTE chip could be in store for the iPhone this year. Today's images suggest that, on top of the Qualcomm chip's faster LTE speeds and increased energy efficiency, the iPhone 6s will include fewer chips that are collectively more efficient, updated NFC hardware for Apple Pay, and likely the same 16GB entry-level capacity seen on current iPhones. The Toshiba flash memory chip shown in the photos…
  • How Apple Music's Liking System Works to Customize 'For You' Recommendations

    Juli Clover
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Apple Music's main draw is its focus on curation and its ability to learn about your music preferences to provide recommendations that suit your tastes. Apple's new Music app focuses heavily on content discovery, with an entire "For You" section dedicated to recommendations. According to Apple, its music experts "handpick songs, artists, and albums based on what you listen to and like," and this content is what populates the "For You" section. Apple's explained that "For You" recommendations get better over time based on "whether you love a song or not," but the company hasn't explicitly…
  • 'iPhone 6s' Again Rumored to Feature 12MP Camera With 4K Video Recording

    Joe Rossignol
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    A sketchy and unconfirmed internal document posted by an alleged Foxconn employee on Chinese microblogging website Weibo (via PhoneArena) corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone could feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video recording and 240 FPS slow-motion capabilities. Weibo user KJuma has since removed the pair of leaked documents he shared on the Twitter-like service, but not before the images began making their rounds on the web. The documents also corroborate multiple rumors claiming the so-called iPhone 6s ("N66") and iPhone 6s Plus ("N71") will have 2GB of…
  • Jony Ive Officially Takes 'Chief Design Officer' Title at Apple

    Joe Rossignol
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Apple senior executive Jonathan Ive has officially assumed the role of "Chief Design Officer" at Apple effective today, after being promoted from his previous role of "Senior Vice President of Design" nearly six weeks ago. Apple has updated Ive's executive profile on its leadership website to reflect the design chief's new position as Apple's third active C-level executive alongside CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri.Jonathan Ive is Apple’s Chief Design Officer, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Jony is responsible for all design at Apple, including the look and feel of Apple hardware, user…
  • iOS 8.4 Removes Home Sharing for Music

    Husain Sumra
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Just a day after the release of iOS 8.4, which includes Apple's brand new music service Apple Music, many users on both the MacRumors forums and Apple Support communities are finding that the update removes Home Sharing for music on iOS devices. This breaks the ability for users to share their iTunes Library over Wi-Fi from their mobile devices. Apple yesterday updated a Home Sharing support document to note that Home Sharing on iOS devices is only limited to video. Thus far, Home Sharing for music still appears to be available for both Mac and Apple TV. Additionally, while the Music page in…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • Happy 4th of July Weekend and Happy Harvesting

    Martha Stewart
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    Here at my farm, it's just about time to start harvesting those small, fragrant, and refreshingly sweet raspberries - one of the most popular berries in the United [&hellip...
  • Harvesting Gooseberries

    Martha Stewart
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Berry picking is in full swing at my Bedford farm. Yesterday, all available hands were picking away at the gooseberry bushes. Gooseberries are one of summer’s delights. These [&hellip...
  • A Special Garden Tour at My Bedford Farm

    Martha Stewart
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:57 pm
    As many of you know, every spring and summer, I open my gardens for a small number of selected tours around the farm, to see what is blooming [&hellip...
  • Picking Currants at the Farm

    Martha Stewart
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    It’s berry picking season at the farm! This week, everyone at the farm is helping to pick currants - those bright red, white, and black juicy, tart fruits. [&hellip...
  • Planting Beans at the Farm

    Martha Stewart
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Whether you are new to gardening and just planted your first vegetable crop this season, or have years of gardening experience behind you, growing beans should always be [&hellip...
 
 
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    VentureBeat

  • AOL to manage Microsoft ads: Why increased consolidation is good news

    Mollie Spilman, Criteo
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you’re not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you’re likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th annual MobileBeat, July 13-14, where the best and brightest will be exploring the latest strategies and tactics in the mobile space. GUEST: Consolidation in the digital advertising industry is a hot and controversial topic. In the last couple of years, mergers and acquisitions have been frequent, and the stakes high. In April of this year, Twitter purchased TellApart for over $500 million to help improve online and mobile ads. And just the other day,…
  • Ophan: Inside the Guardian’s data-driven newsroom

    Paul Sawers
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:53 pm
    If you’re not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you’re likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th annual MobileBeat, July 13-14, where the best and brightest will be exploring the latest strategies and tactics in the mobile space. FEATURE: The Guardian newspaper has come a long way since its foundation in 1821. The U.K.-based publication was originally known as The Manchester Guardian, owing to the city where it was then headquartered, and promised to “zealously enforce the principles of civil and religious Liberty … warmly advocate the…
  • Cannes Lions: Advertising and marketing execs slowly learning to love their new tech overlords

    Chris O'Brien
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you’re not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you’re likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th annual MobileBeat, July 13-14, where the best and brightest will be exploring the latest strategies and tactics in the mobile space. CANNES, France — Standing on the second floor balcony of the Marriott hotel where Pinterest was holding a networking event, Bob Gilbreath, an Old Fashioned cocktail in hand, could gaze at the beach across the street and marvel at tech’s total dominance of the worlds of advertising and marketing. It was the…
  • Apple, BlackBerry, and Google: The next round of gadget leaks has begun

    Emil Protalinski
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    If you’re not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you’re likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th annual MobileBeat, July 13-14, where the best and brightest will be exploring the latest strategies and tactics in the mobile space. It’s summer. Those two words can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. In the gadget world, it means the leaks have begun. New gadgets typically arrive in time for the back-to-school season, and definitely ahead of the holiday shopping bonanza. It may only be July, meaning gadget makers are…
  • GamesBeat weekly roundup: Nintendo gets catty, mobile MOBA, and gaming rebellions

    Mike Minotti
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Gaming is in its golden age, and big and small players alike are maneuvering like kings and queens in A Game of Thrones. Register now for our GamesBeat 2015 event, Oct. 12-Oct.13, where we'll explore strategies in the new world of gaming. Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup. This time, we’re celebrating the Fourth of July with gaming’s best explosions and rebellions, we collected all of our E3 non-awards, and Pokémon Shuffle is going to mobile. Enjoy, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair The DeanBeat: 22 industry leaders sound off on gaming Fireworks illegal in your…
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    Guy Kawasaki

  • The Official Guy Kawasaki Father’s Day Gift List

    Guy Kawasaki
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    A good Father’s Day gift embodies two qualities: insight into the male psyche and the appearance of a careful decision. Cost is hardly a factor at all. Because you only have six days left to shop, here’s a list of ten items for most modern dads. Anker USB charger. Wall or desktop $25.99. A dad’s credo is ABC: always be charging. These multi-port wall chargers enable dad to take care of his phone, tablet, and camera. You might want to buy him two for family vacations when all the other members of the family need a way to charge their devices too. Lumsing High Capacity 10,400 mAh…
  • Startups: How to Do a Pre-Mortem (and Prevent a Post-Mortem)

    Guy Kawasaki
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Doctors conduct postmortems to figure why people died. They do this to solve a crime, prevent the death of others, and satisfy curiosity. However, once somebody dies, it’s too late to help him. Entrepreneurs and their investors also often analyze why a product, service, or company died—especially if it’s someone else’s company. And, as in the case of dead people, a postmortem is too late to do much good for a defunct product, service, or company. Enter the concept of premortems, coined by Gary Klein, chief scientist of Klein Associates, and author of Sources of Power: How People Make…
  • Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

    Guy Kawasaki
    18 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki.
  • The Art of the Panel

    Guy Kawasaki
    11 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    At any conference, there are ten times more panelists than there are keynote speakers, so the odds are higher that you’re on a panel than giving a keynote speech. Therefore, rocking a panel is an important skill for evangelists, too. A panel looks easy. There are four or five other people on it, and it lasts only sixty minutes. How hard could it be? Herein lies the problem: because everyone thinks a panel is short and easy, no one prepares for it. In reality, a panel is harder than an individual speech because you cannot control a panel like your own keynote speech, and you get much less…
  • Must Do: Intern Like a Rock Star

    Guy Kawasaki
    5 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is a reprint from Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media. By Aliza Licht. I’m publishing it because many students are about to begin their summer internships, and I want them to have the most valuable experience possible.   When you enter a real work environment for the first time, especially as a college student starting an internship, remember why you want to be there: First and foremost, to learn real marketable skills that can enhance your resumé and to secure a strong referral from your supervisor. You do not go about getting these…
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    Human Rights Watch News

  • US/Bahrain: Bad Move to Resume Arms Sales

    Sarkis Balkhian
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    Few Steps Toward Reform; New Jail Terms for Critics(Washington) – The Obama administration’s announcement on June 29, 2015, that it will lift restrictions on arms sales to Bahrain is based on a seriously flawed assessment of Bahrain’s human rights situation. The US decision comes less than two weeks after a Bahrain court sentenced the country’s highest-profile opposition figure, Sheikh Ali Salman, to four years in jail solely for public remarks criticizing the government. Salman is the secretary general of Al Wifaq, the country’s largest legally recognized opposition political…
  • US/Bahrain: Bad Move to Resume Arms Sales

    Sarkis Balkhian
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    Few Steps Toward Reform; New Jail Terms for Critics(Washington) – The Obama administration’s announcement on June 29, 2015, that it will lift restrictions on arms sales to Bahrain is based on a seriously flawed assessment of Bahrain’s human rights situation. The US decision comes less than two weeks after a Bahrain court sentenced the country’s highest-profile opposition figure, Sheikh Ali Salman, to four years in jail solely for public remarks criticizing the government. Salman is the secretary general of Al Wifaq, the country’s largest legally recognized opposition political…
  • US/Bahrain: Bad Move to Resume Arms Sales

    Sarkis Balkhian
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    Few Steps Toward Reform; New Jail Terms for Critics(Washington) – The Obama administration’s announcement on June 29, 2015, that it will lift restrictions on arms sales to Bahrain is based on a seriously flawed assessment of Bahrain’s human rights situation. The US decision comes less than two weeks after a Bahrain court sentenced the country’s highest-profile opposition figure, Sheikh Ali Salman, to four years in jail solely for public remarks criticizing the government. Salman is the secretary general of Al Wifaq, the country’s largest legally recognized opposition political…
  • Iran: Volleyball Federation Should Penalize Ban on Women

    Sarkis Balkhian
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Iranian Women Still Excluded from Stadiums(New York) – The International Volleyball Federation, also known as the FIVB, should penalize Iranian authorities for continuing to prevent Iranian women and girls from attending an international men’s volleyball tournament in Tehran. Iran’s men’s national team is scheduled to play its final two matches in Tehran on July 3 and 4. Iran is hosting the international matches against Russia at the Azadi Sports Complex in Tehran as part of the FIVB’s 2015 World League In four previous matches that took place in Tehran on June 19, 21, 26, and 28,…
  • Iran: Volleyball Federation Should Penalize Ban on Women

    Sarkis Balkhian
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Iranian Women Still Excluded from Stadiums(New York) – The International Volleyball Federation, also known as the FIVB, should penalize Iranian authorities for continuing to prevent Iranian women and girls from attending an international men’s volleyball tournament in Tehran. Iran’s men’s national team is scheduled to play its final two matches in Tehran on July 3 and 4. Iran is hosting the international matches against Russia at the Azadi Sports Complex in Tehran as part of the FIVB’s 2015 World League In four previous matches that took place in Tehran on June 19, 21, 26, and 28,…
 
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    UNICEF News

  • A job and a bicycle: A refugee boy’s struggle to survive in Lebanon

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:56 am
    BEIRUT, Lebanon, 2 July 2015 – Each morning, 15-year-old Ahmad rides his crimson red bicycle to a picturesque stone house on a small street in Beirut. At 8:30 a.m., he unlocks the gate with the keys entrusted to him and enters the tranquil front yard.
  • In Burundi, quick action to contain cholera

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    KABONGA, Burundi, 1 July 2015 – “It was on the Monday that we came back that she started to feel sick,” remembers Uziya Nyabenda, speaking of her daughter, Esta. “On Wednesday she began having heavy diarrhea and vomiting, so we brought her to the health centre. I suspected it was cholera – and I was afraid.”
  • In Bangladesh, a partnership to prevent malnutrition

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    NETRAKONA, Bangladesh, 30 June 2015 –The signs of severe malnutrition were plain to see in 14-month-old Omi – an extremely bony appearance, low weight, infections and a distaste for food –  but her mother, Lucky Akter, thought she was fine.
  • Malnutrition a growing risk for Burundian refugee children in the United Republic of Tanzania

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    KIGOMA, United Republic of Tanzania, 23 June 2015 – Emelyne and her 1-year-old twin daughters Lydia and Floride are among the families at the busy nutrition centre in Nyarugusu camp, in Kigoma region. Children admitted with severe acute malnutrition are being given specialized feeding and therapeutic care to help rehabilitate them. Lydia and Floride have been receiving treatment for a week.
  • UNICEF Executive Board concludes with a presentation of field visits to Madagascar and Malaysia

    18 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    NEW YORK, United States of America, 19 June 2015 – Members of the UNICEF Executive Board routinely conduct field visits to UNICEF programmes in the countries in which we operate. These visits provide an opportunity for Board Members to meet with partners and key stakeholders – including from governments, civil society and the private sector – and to witness first-hand UNICEF’s activities in the field in order to achieve results for children.
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    Gigaom Search

  • Structure 2015

    Sara Nieburg
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Meet the innovators and thinkers who are building infrastructure for the next decade. Join us for Structure 2015 to hear the biggest names in cloud make predictions and forecasts about our future.
  • Gigaom.com Acquired by Knowingly Corp

    christinaberry13
    26 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 22, 2015 Press Contact: Alessandra Wike alessandra@prbythebook.com Knowingly Corp, an Austin-based Internet startup, announced today that it has acquired a portion of the assets of Gigaom. These…
  • Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time

    Andrew Brust
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets…
  • All-Flash Arrays for Primary Storage: The time is now

    Simon Bramfitt
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Many times faster than legacy spinning disk arrays, All Flash Arrays (AFA) have been widely adopted for demanding use cases where consistent ultra-high performance storage is needed to service the most…
  • The future of security: from restrictive to cognitive

    Logan Kleier
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    We are on the verge of a new era of smart connected things, generating a wealth of information about ourselves and our environment.  As technology advances, security threats are increasing in…
 
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    Reuters Video: Most Popular

  • Syria rebels claim Aleppo victory

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Rebel forces say they have taken full control of a scientific research centre in the Syrian city of Aleppo after a lengthy battle with government troops. Paul Chapman reports.
  • New air strikes on Yemen capital

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:18 pm
    The Saudi-led coalition has again pounded the Yemeni capital targeting sites controlled by Shi'ite Houthi militias. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
  • Bodies of more British victims in Tunisia are repatriated

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:20 pm
    The bodies of more British victims of the Sousse shootings arrive at an air force base in Oxfordshire in central England. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • PM Tsipras urges vote for "dignity in Europe"

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Greek Prime Minister Tsipras urges crowds in central Athens to spurn the tough terms of an aid deal offered by creditors calling on people to vote 'No' in referendum. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
  • 'Yes' and 'No" camps take to the streets in Greece

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Tens of thousands take to the streets in Greece with some calling for the country to vote "no" in an upcoming referendum on bailout, while others say "yes." Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
 
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    Daily Writing Tips

  • Believes is a Verb

    Maeve Maddox
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Some bloggers, academics, and authors with books on Amazon seem to be confused about the verb believe and the noun belief. Here are just four examples: INCORRECT: Manobo Religious Believes and Practices—title of paper published at Academia.edu. CORRECT : Manobo Religious Beliefs and Practices INCORRECT: A recent study examines how religious and spiritual believes can impact our health in different ways.—Science World Report. CORRECT : A recent study examines how religious and spiritual beliefs can impact our health in different ways. INCORRECT: Awakening of Religious Believes of…
  • Formatting Dialogue

    Maeve Maddox
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:17 pm
    A reader has a question about formatting dialogue in a novel: I have some confusion regarding speakers when writing dialog, and when you should start new lines. The logic I remember being taught is that every time the speaker changes in a story we should start a new paragraph. Is that always the case, or is it possible to have a quick line from another character or speaker in a paragraph where another character spoke? When I read a novel for pleasure—as opposed to studying a novel that does not appeal to me—I don’t want to have to work at it. I want to enter the fictional dream and not…
  • Grammar Review #3: Misplaced Modifiers

    Maeve Maddox
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:56 pm
    The error known as a “misplaced modifier” often results in hilarious images. Some of these errors, whether originating in actual writing or invented by clever English teachers, have achieved classical status and are quoted on numerous websites. Here are five of my favorites: 1. With his tail held high, my father led his prize poodle around the arena. 2. Holding a bag of groceries, the roach flew out of the cabinet. 3. Mrs. Daniel sews evening gowns just for special customers with sequins stitched on them. 4. She carefully studied the Picasso hanging in the art gallery with her friend. 5.
  • Conventional Letter Salutations in English

    Maeve Maddox
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:43 pm
    A reader asks if a letter salutation can include more than one honorific. For example: Dear President Dr. Turner The short answer is, “not in English.”   The conventional letter salutations in English are these Dear Mr. Adams Dear Mr. and Mrs. Adams Dear Ms. Adams Dear Margaret Adams Dear Harry (if you know the person well) Dear Dr. Adams Dear Dr. and Mrs. Adams When the name is unknown to the sender, the following are common salutations: To Whom It May Concern Dear Finance Officer Dear Editor Dear Sir or Madam The conventional English honorific for a man is Mr. For a woman, even if…
  • Barbecue vs. Barbeque

    Maeve Maddox
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:37 pm
    We all have our lists of language peeves. Most likely, no two of our lists are the same. The reader whose email prompted this post can’t stand the spelling barbeque: One of my pet hates (I have more than a few) is “barbeque”. When I hear that this spelling…has entered into common usage I become uncommonly angry. I have entered it into the NGram and [discovered] the wrong spelling has gradually gained ground and the right spelling is declining. Is this the future of language? I can sympathize with the pain a fellow language lover feels when faced with one of his peeves, but I…
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  • Be a Better Blogger by Reading other Blogs like This

    Darren Rowse
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
    It’s day 4 of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog where today’s challenge is to take a little time to do something that I wrote about last year that has the potential to transform your blogging! And what is it, you ask? Today you’re going to be analysing another blog It’s as simple as that, and it really only takes 10-15 minutes, if that’s all you have to spare. It really does help you see what’s happening in your niche, where your blog fits, and maybe where you can fill a gap or do something better based on what others are doing or not doing. In today’s…
  • Blog Promotion Strategies: How to Think Outside the Square

    Darren Rowse
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    It’s day three of our thirty one day challenge! How are you feeling? Pumped? Motivated? Ready to shake up your blog and your routine during these 31 days? We’ve already covered nailing your elevator pitch and how to create a super-shareable list post, and today it’s all about getting yourself off your blog to promote it and find some readers. “Build it and they will come“, you think? That is really not the case with blogging. You need to put your blog where people will read it. In today’s podcast we discuss doing just that – how, where, and why to…
  • ProBlogger Podcast Challenge: Write an Amazing List Post

    Darren Rowse
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Day two of our 31 day challenge begins with a simple post idea that you can create easily, and is popular with readers – a double bonus for bloggers! The podcast is now live for you to get details of the challenge here (or on iTunes and Stitcher). Note: If you missed it, day one was about crafting the perfect elevator pitch for your blog. In today’s episode we go over the seven reasons list posts are so important, and some of the different kinds of list posts that can be produced (like this one, for example). You can make a list post for just about every niche of blogging there…
  • 31DBBB Day One: What Makes a Great Elevator Pitch?

    Darren Rowse
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Welcome to day one of building a better blog! The ProBlogger podcast is off and running with a new episode every day this month with a theme designed to help boost your blogging skills and todays podcast episode is now live for you to listen to. The original 31 Days to Build a Better Blog helped so many people both when it was released, and across the years since then, and it’s exciting to be able to change it up with updated information, new challenges and a supporting podcast. Day one is all about encapsulating the purpose and spirit of your blog. What is it about? Who is it for?
  • The ProBlogger Podcast Is Live and We’re Kicking Off with a Challenge!

    Darren Rowse
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:13 am
    Today I have great pleasure in introducing you to the brand new ProBlogger Podcast and the next incarnation of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Over the last couple of years I’ve lost count of the number of people who have said ‘Darren you really should start a podcast’. I’d always nodded my head but quietly list in my mind a long list of excuses not to including ‘I don’t know how…’ to ‘I’m so busy…’ to ‘what if nobody listens…’ But earlier this year something changed when people suggested I start a…
 
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    Copyblogger

  • The Write Way to Answer Your Most Pressing Questions

    Pamela Wilson
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m going to go out on a limb here. Because what I’m about to suggest might seem a little crazy. But it really works. And I want you to know about this simple habit, because the sooner you adopt it, the sooner you’ll start to see what I discovered. I stumbled upon this weird (and unexpected) benefit while I was developing a different habit. Now the habit is a daily practice for me because of the powerful results it produces. Move those fingers every day The habit I was trying to develop was a daily writing practice. Because here I am, managing the editorial direction of the…
  • Protecting Your Digital Business: A Primer on Small Business and the Law

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Litigation isn’t something any of us want to think about, but having to put a plan together when the time comes isn’t an option. Johnny Lee is a Managing Director at Grant Thornton, forensic investigator, and licensed attorney. He shares his expertise with us to help small businesses gain a better understanding of what eDiscovery and records retention is, and why — from a legal perspective — it’s important for us to have a basic plan in place to protect our businesses. Here’s a short primer on handling electronic records, like email, so we can be prepared.
  • Pro Tips on Building an Audience That Will Stick with You

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week on The Showrunner, get a sneak peek at the lessons inside The Showrunner Podcasting Course as Chris Garrett and Christina Canters provide expert advice on the right way to build, and even move, your audience. The episode opens with a reflection on the unique experience Jerod and Jonny shared this week: Jerod stepping into Jonny’s Hack the Entrepreneur host shoes and hacking … Jonny. The occasion? The 100th episode of Hack the Entrepreneur. (And yes, there was an important lesson learned.) Then it’s sneak peek time. With The Showrunner Podcasting Course currently in…
  • The (Unfinished) Story of an Accidental Entrepreneur

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    On this episode of No Sidebar with Brian Gardner, you’ll hear a story of one creative who followed his passion and built a company without a business plan. In the journey of every person who wants to build a digital business, there comes a point when you need to make a decision. Usually that decision is surrounded by fear, and in some cases that fear can be crippling. In this 26-minute episode of No Sidebar with Brian Gardner, Darrell Vesterfelt and Brian discuss: The two-minute version of how StudioPress started The fears Brian faced along the way The challenges Brian’s faced…
  • How to Use SEO to Attract and Retain Customers

    Rainmaker.FM
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    What does it take to rank in Google now? And how should SEO fit into your plans of attraction, retention, and conversion? In this episode of The Mainframe, hosts Chris Garrett and Tony Clark reveal: How social and SEO go together, and how listening will help your SEO What SEO means to your overall content strategy Why getting rankings means making real friends Why traffic is just the beginning of your digital business strategy Click Here to Listen to The Mainframe on iTunes Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM About the authorRainmaker.FM Rainmaker.FM is the premier digital marketing and…
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    Cute Overload

  • In Which Rosco Gets A Pawdicure

    Brinke
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:58 pm
    [I’ve got TWO front paws there, hoomin. I will let you know when you’re finished. BTW, can I soak these in some Palmolive when you’re done?] Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: BIG HUGE PUPPEHs
  • Is This A Sqwerly Video, Or What?

    Brinke
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Simon’s Cat creator Simon Tofield is back, and he shows us just how he draws Sqwerls for his videos! Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Simon's Cat
  • TGIF! (With Bonus Rule Action)

    Brinke
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Time for a holiday weekend TGIF! “This is my new baby, Rogue (named after my fave X-Men)” says Christina D. “I love how she splays out and sits on her butt when she gets tired. Thanks for making me smile every morning!” [*Note: Also…please note a CLASSIC example of Rule of Cuteness #47: Splayed haunch action is cute. -Ed.] Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: TGIF, The Rules of Cuteness
  • Friday Afternoon Haiku: Cuddle Buddies

    Brinke
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:37 pm
    The Owl and Kitteh Love to cuddle in a ball What could be better (Dan B. found this on RN24.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: BFFs, Friday Haiku, kittehs, Owls
  • U Want To Tape Your Yoga Workout?

    Brinke
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Too bad for you. (Viral Viral Videos.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Cats, Hoomin Interaction
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

  • Apple Music Debuts Eminem's New Music Video, Announces Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show

    Husain Sumra
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:29 pm
    In late June, it was revealed that Apple had rounded up celebrity partners to host radio shows on its Beats 1 programming schedule, including Elton John, Pharrell and Dr. Dre. Today, the company announced that Dre's show, The Pharmacy, will premiere Saturday, July 4 at 3 PM PST and will broadcast every week thereafter at the same time. The hour-long show will be co-hosted by Dre and Eddie Francis and feature recording artists Wyann Vaughn and DJ Pooh with music from DJ Jus Incredible, according to Billboard. Apple debuted the premiere date with a trailer for the program on Twitter.
  • TextBlade Update: An Inside Look at Production Troubles and New Info on Shipping Estimates

    Juli Clover
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:54 pm
    In January, WayTools announced the TextBlade, a compact, collapsible keyboard for iOS devices and Macs that's quite unlike anything else that's available on the market. It replaces a full keyboard with eight large smart keys that take advantage of multilayering, giving users access to a complete set of keys and commands on a keyboard that fits into a pocket. WayTools began accepting pre-orders for the TextBlade at that time, garnering a huge amount of interest from people who were excited about the promise of a better mobile keyboard. The company initially planned to ship in February, but as…
  • Video Review: Hands-On With Urban Armor Gear's iPad and iPhone 6 Plus Cases

    Juli Clover
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Back in January, we shared a video of an iPhone 6 that went into space, protected by an iPhone case constructed by Urban Armor Gear. The iPhone 6 came out unscathed, so when Urban Armor Gear offered us the chance to get our hands on a few of its cases to check out for a review, we agreed. Urban Armor Gear's line of cases are definitely unique, with an industrial-looking armored shell and an impact resistant inner core. Cases are available for several devices, but we checked out the company's Rogue Folio for the iPad Air 2, its Rogue Folio for the iPhone 6 Plus, and its Navigator case for the…
  • Apple Music Connect's 'Clunky' Posting Process Detailed by Indie Artist

    Mitchel Broussard
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    After the launch of Apple Music earlier in the week, many users began searching and following their favorite artists on Apple's new social platform Connect, which aims to showcase new songs, videos, and pictures to fans of artists like Pharrell, Dr. Dre, and more, directly within the app. The process that artists have to take to create content for their fans was unknown, until today, when app developer and indie musician of the band Airplane Mode, Dave Wiskus, posted a detailed summary on his blog of the steps needed to make a post on Apple's new social platform. Wiskus hoped that Apple's…
  • Apple Music Tidbits: Nicknames, Playlist Management, and More

    Lory Gil
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Apple's new subscription-based music service launched earlier this week, and even if you've taken advantage of Apple's free three-month trial to see if it is worth your dime and time, there are a few things you may not have discovered yet about its features. While our Getting Started guide gives an overview of how to get up and running, this article gives more details on some of the things you can do with Apple Music and how to make it work for you. If you've noticed any other features we haven't listed yet, feel free to let us know in the forums. Add a Nickname to Your Profile You could…
 
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    Woot

  • HP 15.6" Beats SE Touchscreen Notebook

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    All Of Human HistoryThere's a built-in subwoofer. Yep. We made it that far. 10,000 BC - The end of the Ice Ages. Laptops have no bulit-in subwoofers. 7,000 BC - Domestication of animals begins on a large scale. Laptops have no built-in subwoofers. 6,000 BC - Farming begins in Europe. Laptops have no built-in subwoofers. 3,000 BC - Writing begins. Laptops have no built-in subwoofers. 2,000 BC - The pyramids are built in Africa. Laptops have no built-in subwoofers. 356 BC - Alexander the Great is born. Laptops have no built-in subwoofers. 220 AD - In China, the Han Dynasty collapses into three…
  • iRobot Roomba 560 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    CleanternetOkay... one more iRobot and my vacuum based communications system is complete! Oh, those big telcoms think they're so smart, don't they? They came in on something created by the government and the taxpayer and act like we owe them the world! Well, guess what, big telcoms! Today ends your reign! Because today, we the people take back the web! We're just gonna use our OWN communication transport protocol! The ones that clean the floors! Here, everyone take one of these iRobot 560s. They'll work like you'd expect and you'll be able to take clean all types of floors and everything, but…
  • The Adventures of Time Truck "Clip Show"

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    TIME TRUCK!
  • Gerber Bullrush Multi-Tool

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Oh, no! That thing we had sold out! So out of our desperate attempt to be rich love for giving you options, we've added a bonus sale for today. Consider it a gift to us from your wallet to all of you who were hoping for something like this. This is your chance to help us look good to our bosses get a little something for yourself, okay? Thank you You're welcome.
  • Music Monday: Happy Birthday Colin Hay

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Happy Music Monday! About a year ago Scott was talking with forums emperor Sam Kemmis. Sam had heard a Men At Work song and wanted to know more about the band. Scott said he'd hook Sam up. Scott forgot about that promise until today. And, coincidentally, today is Men At Work lead singer Colin Hay's birthday! You can probably figure out the rest. Let's get to it. Men At Work - Overkill   If you had to pick only one Men At Work song, this is really the one to pick. It was played into the ground and back again and it STILL sounds pretty okay. A nice snapshot of what it was like to turn on…
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    Drudge Retort

  • Soldier Incites Panic Carrying AR-15 at North Carolina Mall

    rcade
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Police arrested a soldier carrying an AR-15 rifle and ammunition at a Fayetteville, North Carolina, mall after officers received multiple reports of an armed man walking through a Macy's department store. Bryan Wolfinger was tracked down within minutes at Cross Creek Mall on Thursday evening, police said. He was detained without incident, according to police, and charged with "going armed to the terror of the public." Wolfinger, who was carrying the rifle, a Kevlar vest and multiple ammunition magazines, said he intended to have photographs taken with the gun and the other equipment.
  • Book That Inspired ISIS: 'The Management of Savagery'

    rcade
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In 2004, an Al Qaeda ideologue uploaded a book to the Internet that shifted jihadi thinking across the globe. It argued that the way to establish an overarching Sunni caliphate in the Muslim world was not with scattered terrorist attacks on the West but with a sustained campaign of violence in Muslim countries. ... The book had a powerful and lasting impact, particularly in Iraq, where in 2006 the local Al Qaeda affiliate changed its name to the Islamic State of Iraq and set about winning territory and imposing its harsh version of Islamic law. That group evolved into what's now called the…
  • Would You Cook a Steak Directly on Charcoal?

    rcade
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Matt and Ted Lee, New York Times: We've never been the kind of guys to worship outdoor grilling gear and technology. ... But recently we picked up a trick from a Dallas chef that has rocked our minimalist approach to its foundation: We cook meats directly on the coals. No, the precious porterhouses do not incinerate, even though the heat is consistently 800 to 1,000 degrees. The char is robust and earthy, but never too ashy or excessive, even when we use thinner cuts like hanger and skirt.
  • Reddit Moderators Are Revolting

    rcade
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Reddit is in revolt, and the front page of the Internet is essentially locked down. Moderators have all but shut down more than 265 subreddits to protest the termination of Victoria Taylor, the site's director of talent. The sudden revolt has thrown one of the world's most popular sites into chaos. It wasn't immediately clear why Taylor, who joined the company in 2013, was fired. But the response by moderators was as swift as it was ruthless. Within hours, the moderators of /r/IAmA took the subreddit private, effectively shutting it down. That started a cascade of moderators shuttering dozens…
  • Cops Catch Suspect in Marsh Using Camera Drone

    GOnoles92
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:07 pm
    A Wisconsin man, arrested after police in Middleton used a drone-mounted camera to search a marsh area where he was hiding, was charged Wednesday with stealing a car, robbing a convenience store and fleeing from police. After the robbery, Phiffer was chased by Middleton police, abandoned the car and ran into the area near Tiedemann's Pond in Middleton. There the Middleton Fire Department offered police an inflatable raft and a drone with a camera to help them look for Phiffer, the complaint states. When police reached Phiffer, the complaint states, his shoes were floating away from him, and a…
 
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    Nutrition Research Center

  • 5 ways to support small farmers

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:03 pm
    by Tasha Shayne NutriPlex Formulas, Inc. With small farms proven to be more sustainable, productive, and environmentally sound than their industrial counterparts, it’s clear that they are the backbone of America. Unfortunately, being a small farmer equates to having less land, which means small farmers receive much less funding from government subsidies than large, corporate farms do. Funding for large farms allows them to sell goods sometimes at an even lower price than its production value, even though they are inefficient and unethical in their operations, whereas smaller farms are…
  • Restaurant owners who lie to their patrons about organic food menu items

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Most restaurants in the United States do not serve healthful food. Many merely offer prefab foods that they place in the microwave and have you believe that there’s a chef in the back cooking up specialties. Then there are cities fortunate enough to have restaurants with high quality food that is organically grown and not laden with artificial ingredients, sugars and other deleterious substances. Amid these restaurants, however, are posers. Posers are poisoners pretending otherwise. Take a look at Boulder, Colorado, home of the fittest, most intelligent residents in the country,…
  • Nature’s Path buys thousands of acres to grow organically

    admin
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:26 pm
    written by Nature’s Path Talking Dirt When Nature’s Path bought our first acres of Saskatchewan farmland back in 2008, we had no idea what it would mean for us, or where it would take us. Sure, we’re passionate about organic agriculture – there’s nothing that gets us more fired up – but we make organic food. We’re not farmers. Or are we? At heart, yes: our founder, Arran Stephens, comes from hardy farmer stock, and he carries on his father’s mission to “always leave the earth better than he found it.” That dedication is what always keeps us coming back to the land.
  • Top 4 Foods to Completely Avoid

    admin
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    by Vic Shayne, PhD Nutrition Research Center Director author, The Super Foods Diet What has been referred to as the “modern” diet is truly health-defying. It’s making people sick every day and leading to major diseases such as heart disease, cancer, kidney failure, liver illnesses, skin eruptions, headaches and more. Certainly there are a lot of nonfoods that people should avoid, but these are the top four: 1. Non-organic foods. If you are not eating organic or biodynamic food, then you are not only receiving a sickening dose of pesticides, but you are also ingesting chemicals that mix…
  • Cancer awareness: natural solutions

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Can cancer be healed naturally? I have seen this happen, but it’s not a simple thing. Here is a good place to start, by watching this video:
 
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    Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

  • Record-breaking solar flight reaches Hawaii after 5 nights and days airborne without fuel

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The longest and most difficult leg of the Round the World Solar Flight attempted since last March by Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg ended successfully in Hawaii. At the controls of Solar Impulse 2, pilot André Borschberg landed safely in Hawaii after flying 117 hours and 52 minutes over the Pacific Ocean from Japan powered only by the sun.
  • Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, experts say. Rain or irrigation creates soil conditions that are more hospitable to Listeria monocytogenes, which when ingested may cause the human illness Listeriosis. Waiting to harvest crops reduces the risk of exposure to the pathogen, which could land on fresh produce.
  • A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than particle-like behavior? Scientists took sequential 'snapshots' of ultrafast unidirectionally rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second to see for themselves.
  • REM sleep critical for young brain development; medication interferes

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study. The finding broadens the understanding of children's sleep needs and calls into question the increasing use of REM-disrupting medications such as stimulants and antidepressants.
  • Novel DNA repair mechanism brings new horizons

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are needed. A group of researchers has discovered a new mechanism of DNA repair, which opens up new perspectives for the treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.
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