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This is inexplicably wonderful.

(Though unfortunately it looks like the "enter an address" thing is broken)
Go to random location Link to this location View in Google Maps. This is a point-and-click Google Street View browser based on the interface of the classic Myst games. Click to explore the world! Created by: Jacob Morgan and George Burdell. hits counter.
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Has anyone thought about using Microscope (http://www.lamemage.com/microscope/) to create Ages? It would take a while, and so probably isn't something you would want to do for every Age, but it seems like it could be a great way to really flesh out an Age's current form, by way of defining its history.
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we've vaguely tossed around the geomorph tile idea, too. 
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This is pretty cool. Despite the apparent title, it is about how light is deflected around black holes, not Cornell Graduation. If you've seen renderings of black holes before, this page will explain the features you've seen.

I also highly recommend reading all the way down to the third section.
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Today. If you look closely, you can see the leaf it eats disappear.
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Bunnicula! <3
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Some of you have probably seen by now, Lenovo put software that bypasses SSL on their consumer laptops so they could serve extra ads.

This would be bad enough, but as the second link shows, it was laughably simple to break in so that anyone can do man-in-the-middle attacks. It's amazing that he ran strings on the binary and found "-----BEGIN ENCRYPTED PRIVATE KEY-----"

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/lenovo-pcs-ship-with-man-in-the-middle-adware-that-breaks-https-connections/

http://blog.erratasec.com/2015/02/extracting-superfish-certificate.html#.VOYzk3VGjUZ
Superfish may make it trivial for attackers to spoof any HTTPS website.
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NB: from what I've heard, this only affects the consumer line, not the Thinkpad T line (what most businesses use). Really though, did not even one person involved in this have any security sense at all?
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Just for the record, this has been the roof garden outside of my office for the past few days. And yes, those rectangular planks lying on the snow are actually the tops of picnic tables.
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We know it's time to rake our roof when our patio table is no longer identifiable in the snow drifts.
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One metal Lego weighs about ten times as much as a normal Lego.

Further experimentation suggested it may be closer to nine. My balance has a high friction coefficient.
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+Iawen Penn​ They were a Christmas gift! I have eight.
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This delights me. It builds in exactly the ways I've thought about in the past, but never had the ability to actually build.
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Hm, though I am less delighted by my overloading of the verb "build" in this post. The first time I meant in terms of ideas building on each other to demonstrate a new idea, the second I meant that I literally haven't constructed it.
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It wasn't clear at first, but I think that by "evaporation" they mean in particular evaporation at room temperature. Which makes this really cool!
 
"When evaporation energy is scaled up, the researchers predict, it could one day produce electricity from giant floating power generators that sit on bays or reservoirs, or from huge rotating machines akin to wind turbines that sit above water, said Ozgur Sahin, Ph.D., an associate professor of biological sciences and physics at Columbia University and the paper’s lead author."

https://scienceisland.org/renewable-energy-from-evaporatin…/

https://youtu.be/R043bgToGAc
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Heh, I am amused by the most popular answers.
 
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but what if more that one applies?
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You need to watch this. You all need to watch this. #marlboro (you'll understand once you've watched this. Though I don't think our Image Search algorithms actually work quite the way he thinks they do)

http://youtu.be/6UsHHOCH4q8
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What gets me is that PMI and others, even after getting squashed in Australia, are all muscling in on the other areas like, "Eh? EH? What're you going to do about it? You don't have the money to defeat us!" And it's sadly true. :(
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Wow, I've been seeing this spread around the Web, and it's really cool stuff.

http://youtu.be/BEG-ly9tQGk
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He is ridiculously good at speed shooting, and he has some nice trick shots, but most of his historic claims are a bunch of crap and his long range accuracy in the few shots he does is pretty poor. 
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"You had to find the truth for yourself. That is how we all find the truth."
"And if the truth is terrible?"
"I think you know the answer to that one."
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Great place, huge game selection (both older, traditional board games like chess and go, and the newer, more esoteric style pictured), and very friendly staff. You can even be taught games you don't know!
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They were, indeed, quick, and did exactly what I asked. I'm certainly coming back!
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The selection here is excellent, and it is in a very convenient location. The staff are all incredibly helpful and friendly. I love the cafe, as well.
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