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Paid in beer, now and forever
An ancient Mesopotamian pay stub reveals booze rations for workers.
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Somehow Civ keeps getting better.
After 15 hours and several hundred turns, Civ VI is clearly something special.
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+Michael Hastrup Bendsen Your comment made me laugh at first but left me feeling sad afterwards.
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Sure, "a 14,000-year-old hunter's rest stop outside the city of Tres Arroyos in Argentina," but did they sell beef jerky and mini-USB chargers?
A glimpse of the last people on Earth to colonize a continent without humans.
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1 terabit attacks? Oof.
Once unthinkable, 1 terabit attacks may soon be the new normal.
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Internet of Bots...
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Ready to feast our eyes on 4K
Getting a 4K monitor is no longer a bad idea, but the tech is still pretty young.
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We'll always have the good times, BlackBerry sniff
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Internet, it's been nearly a month. Where is the great Polish nuclear bunker ant fan-fic already?
Scientists describe workers trapped for years in "a hostile environment in total darkness."
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Many had thoughts on Elon Musk's big #Mars ambitions, but tbh you only need to read Eric Berger on the subject https://arstechnica.com/science/2016/09/musks-mars-moment-audacity-madness-brilliance-or-maybe-all-three/
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I think 'The line between genius and insanity is often called success.' sums it up perfectly.
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Amazon (essentially): Thanks but no thanks, all. We'll take it from here.
The online retailer could save billions by holding onto packages through delivery.
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We ordered some kids party supplies that were 2 day Prime Eligible. They showed as being out for delivery by "Amazon Local" 4 days later the items were too late for the party so I cancelled the order. They never shipped out. From then on I had no confidence in Amazon's own delivery service. 
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Election selfies for all!
Not even the motive to limit voter coercion can bar right to ballot booth selfies.
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Pictures that prove how you voted can lead to vote selling and corruption. There is a reason the ballot is secret.
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It gets better, other people who have acne as a teen.
Cells of past acne victims have longer telomeres, which may delay cellular aging
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I'm just happy I still get the occasional zit well into adulthood; fun to pop.
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Take it from commenter TechCrazy: "Unity is best compared to Legos—you have a lot of blocks you can access from the Unity Store and put them together to make a creation, yet Legos are still going to look like Legos in the end of the day (only talking about inexperienced developers with the Unity platform). Personally I think that has its own charm in itself; after all people still make amazing things with Legos all the time."
If Unity is really letting anyone make a game, what do pros think of the situation?
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