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I love the Internet! I suggested that "Kneecap Loans" would be a great name for a loan-shark company, and someone get there before me:

"Kneecap Finance exclusively approve car credit for thousands of victims every month."
"It annoys me when people are turned down for high interest loans simply because they have f**k - all chance of paying any money back. Undischarged bankrupts, people with CCJ's, arrears and vast debts are all penalised because they have a history of being unable to manage their finances.
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This is brilliantly useless! There's diverging hypnotic about watching Oskar turning the handle for a minute to demonstrate no noticeable change in the output.
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One of these items is not like the other... unless Cuisinart is taking mixing to a whole new level.
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People always get this one wrong. My new year's resolution is to wish for three more new year's resolutions.
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Also, why stop at 3 more?
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Current forecast is for it to be -2°C tomorrow.

AT THE FRICKING NORTH POLE. IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER.

There's an interesting explanation here: http://robertscribbler.com/2015/12/27/warm-arctic-storm-to-hurl-hurricane-force-winds-at-uk-and-iceland-push-temps-to-72-degrees-f-above-normal-at-north-pole/

Link below is the current forecast:
Weather, °C, Precip. Wind. Wednesday 00:00, Snow, -30°, 0.3 mm, 8 m/s, Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from east-southeast. Wednesday 01:00, Snow, -28°, 0.4 – 0.6 mm, 8 m/s, Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from east-southeast. Wednesday 02:00, Snow, -26°, 0.6 – 0.7 mm, 8 m/s, Moderate breeze, 8 m/s from east- ...
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Warmer than freezing at North Pole: confirmed. 
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What colour would you say this seat is?
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One is - Hue=164, Sat=24, Lum=98, with Red=96, Green=94 and Blue=115
The other is - Hue=147,Sat=117,Lum 174, with Red=150,Green=172 and Blue=219
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Really interesting summary of the conflicted territories around the world.
 
This map shows all the places in the world where governments have lost control
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This is great, but: it's 2016 and we still have to tell people to disable macros for untrusted Office documents. Is Microsoft making it so easy for users to invite bad actors to take ownership of their computers?
 
Bravo — WhiteHat Hacker replaces #Malware Setups with an #Antivirus Installer.
A White hat Hacker Hijacked into Dridex Banking Trojan Botnet Network and Replaced the Malware file with Avira Antivirus installers
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Posting because I just loved the headline.
The largest known prime number is discovered by a computer at a university in Missouri in the US.
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May be that's why someone is hiding them in Missouri?
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Some cheerful news to start 2016. We are curing a lot of very nasty diseases, improving education and liberty, and reducing global poverty.

(h/t +John Baez)
 
2015: The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being

- Violent crime has declined both in the US and globally: 35% decline in overall violent crime in the US over the 1995-2014 period, and a 6% decline in global homicide rates over the 2000-2012 period
- While terrorism and war have taken more victims in 2013 and 2014 than in the previous years, global deaths from war are still far below their 1970s and 1980s levels. Despite their increase, war and terrorism deaths only "remain responsible for perhaps three hundredths of one percent of global mortality".
- Between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the world's population that's undernourished has declined from 19 percent to 11 percent
- Ebola looks to have been defeated: between November 1st and December 16th, there were only 4 confirmed cases of the disease. Trials of an Ebola vaccine this spring indicated that it was 100 percent effective.
- Polio has been eradicated from Africa, with the disease now only existing in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
- Since 2000, cases of measles worldwide have dropped by more than two-thirds, saving more than 17 million lives.
- Global child mortality from all causes has more than halved since 1990, meaning that 6.7 million fewer children under the age of five are dying each year compared to 1990.
- The number of children out of primary school has fallen from 100 million in 2000 to a projected 57 million in 2015.
- The number of electoral democracies worldwide is at a historic high at 125, up from 69 in 1989
- There are 75 countries that forbid sexual acts between consenting same-sex adults, down from 92 in 2006
- Starting from September, for the first time ever, less than 10 percent of the global population lived in extreme poverty, defined as less than $1.90 per day; this is down from 37 percent of the global population in 1990.
The world is better-educated, better-fed, healthier, freer, more tolerant, and richer than ever before.
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Market researchers discovered that if most of your product's sales went to early adopters, your product probably didn't succeed in the market place.

Don't let early adopters buy your product if you want it to be successful - skip straight to having it be a popular product bought by the masses and success will be guaranteed.
 
Some customers are harbingers of failure, according to a new data analysis. "First, they needed to figure out which products had failed, so that they could see who had bought them."

"Then the researchers established which groups had frequently bought these products within the first year of their life. These are presumably the people who’d liked the product the most, and so their taste clearly differed from the mainstream, which had generally rejected the product."

"Finally, they looked at what happened to other products that this group liked. Sure enough, products purchased by harbingers of failure don’t do so well in the long run: 'If sales to these customers are high, the product is more likely to fail.'" "The more harbingers of failure like the product, the worse this effect is. If they buy a product repeatedly, it’s even more likely to fail."
If products you like keep getting discontinued, get used to it.
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I read that earlier and was wondering - is this a distinct group or... just a logical consequence of large numbers. That is to say - given N products that have already failed there is likely (in a large sample) a group of customers who bought more than one of them. I guess I'd need need to check the original research to find out whether that effect has been filtered out. 
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What happens to someone who dies alone? This article.interviews the people involved, and puts together the pieces of the story for one case in NY.
 
>The kitchen was splashed with trash and balled-up lottery tickets, decades old, that failed to deliver. The faucet did not work. The chipped stove had no knobs and could not have been used to cook in a long time.

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Each year around 50,000 people die in New York, some alone and unseen. Yet death even in such forlorn form can cause a surprising amount of activity. Sometimes, along the way, a life’s secrets are revealed.
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gStrings - a chromatic tuner for the guitar, violin, or any other instrument. This is the ad supported version of gStrings (www.cohortor.org

How to Eat Sunflower Seeds
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This 'how to' will inform the inexperienced on how to become a master seeder (one who can consume sunflower seeds while preforming other tas

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Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

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People often say “I waited ages for a bus and then they all turned up at once”. As the map above shows if all the timetabled buses in London

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RMaps is the navigation tool for operation with on-line anf off-line maps. Search, auto follow, a compass, auto rotate map, POI. More look o

WoodyAllenJesus
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This song was meant to air on the Jonathan Ross Show tomorrow night (23rd December 2011), but at the last minute ITV cut it. Here's my whine

Why Do Some People Learn Faster? Linking Dweck and EEG data
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Interesting cross-disciplinary (connecting education and psychology to neuroscience) study that shows how beliefs about intelligence (whethe

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Generate long passwords that are easy to remember. Inspired by xkcd.

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