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"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
With a bit of UV and oxygen, solid objects emerge from a shallow liquid bath.
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Hey Nina... funny the day after Tomas posted this I got an email from Popular Mechanics about the same article. 
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This is possibly the most fascinating video I've seen in years. This is an ORIGINAL THOUGHT; you've never seen this talked about before. Pretty much every big problem with modern society—rise of income inequality, rise in incarceration rates, failures in the economy, lack of trust in government, skyrocketing of debt, etc. ... all of this can be traced back to one very silly decision made on October 26, 1970.

And even more unbelievable, this core flaw in government (that no one has ever even mentioned before) is actually trivial to fix.

Seriously, everyone should watch this video. Don't worry that it's an hour long—it's really only half that, because the second half of the video is just evidence supporting the first half. 
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James this is going to win you a Nobel Prize. So good.
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It's been months since the "GamerGate" thing happened, and up until now I haven't had a single clue what it's been about. It sounded like it's a big deal, as pretty much all gaming sites have been overtaken by it and I've also seen tons of articles about it from real news sites, but pretty much every article has been about how much the two sides hate each other rather than what they're actually arguing about. So, I finally did some research, looking for some balanced articles to explain things to me.

Pro-GamerGate: http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/25/gamergate-an-issue-with-2-sides/

Anti-GamerGate: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/09/08/videogames-are-for-everybody/

Conclusion: It's a complete mess that I'm glad I've been ignoring up until now. Especially now that it's gotten utterly ridiculous: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/19/adios-gamergate/

There was an amusing comment in another article. Apparently, to some extent the GamerGate side has actually been "winning", in that they've had success in convincing advertisers to pull their ads from sites that disagree with them.

As someone snarkily commented: that's because hardcore gamers are, in fact, really used to winning.
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Admittedly, the sea lion cartoon might be my favorite part of the article, but the rest is good too.
 
From mere faux pas to outright harassment, Twitter increasingly acts as a pressure cooker for the worst of humanity. Longtime literary troll Ed Champion was finally suspended from Twitter last month after trying to blackmail a writer in real time. The death of Brenda Leyland, the “Twitter troll” who harassed...
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I jokingly edited an author's page five and a half years ago. Today, it's still there, and cited by numerous well-respected sources. 
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This is legitimately one of the funniest things I've read in a long time. I can't remember the last time I erupted into a giggle-fit that I couldn't stop.
 
Meet the Satan Bears
This is hilarious! Gummy bears. Who'da thunk it?
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That's hilarious, Tomas!!
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A really clear explanation of what's been going on with bitcoin lately.
Most, if not all, of the people interested in the bitcoin phenomenon have heard of MtGox, the Japanese bitcoin exchange. I'll look in to some of the issues they've run into over the handful of years they've existed. From trading cards to real money. MtGox started in 2009 as an exchange for ...
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Easily the most ridiculous, fattening cake we've ever made. It's a monstrosity. =D
The bottom layer is lemon. The middle layer is chocolate ganache. The top is cream cheese icing.
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Great globs of yummieness
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It's amazing that film editing works, because it's so disruptive to the visual information coming into the brain, says Jeffrey Zacks, a neuroscientist at Washington University in St. Louis. On the other hand, Zacks says, our brains do quite a bit of editing of their own---and we're every bit as oblivious to that as we are to the film editor's cuts.
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"I personally consider The Happening as one of the best Hollywood movies of the last decade and, by some distance, the most misunderstood. It is, without question, Shyamalan's masterpiece. So I'm setting the record straight."

...Huh.
Was The Happening the disaster everyone remembers? Or was it just fatally misunderstood? One man makes a case for the latter...
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This is a really funny story.
 
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