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Raw and honest confessions from dogs.  Some of these made me laugh pretty loud.
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It all makes sense now.
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Did anyone else notice all of the patterned lights in the background during the half time show?  Here's how they did it.
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A great piece of journalism on how t-shirts are made.  Cotton from the US, shipped to Asia, sewn by cheap labor, then shipped back to the US again.  All for less than $10.
The world behind a simple shirt, in five chapters.
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A fantastic explanation of the NSA revelations and what it means.
In the last five months, the NSA's surveillance practices have been revealed to be a massive international operation, staggering in scope. But how do all of the NSA's programmes fit together – and what does it mean for you?
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The new Vita TV serves as a Remote Play hub for PlayStation 4 so you can play PS4 all over the house from one console.  Hmm....
 
PS Vita TV microconsole lets you play Vita games on your TV

Sony revealed a new piece of PlayStation hardware today, the PlayStation Vita TV, a small, sub-$100 console that lets its owners play PlayStation Vita and PSP games on their television with a DualShock 3. Vita TV looks like Sony's take on Apple TV, only it supports an array of available PlayStation games.

PS Vita TV is tiny; just 6 centimeters by 10 centimeters. It will let users enjoy video and music services on their television, including Hulu, Music Unlimited and Nico Nico. It will also play some 1,300 software titles released for the PS Vita, PSP and the original PlayStation.

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#playstationvita #vitatv #sony  
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A thoughtful response to the news about Bezos acquiring the Washington Post.  A couple things I thought, a few more a did not.
 
Some quick thoughts on Jeff Bezos’ purchase of the Washington Post:

A reporter asked me whether this was “an act of philanthropy.” Probably yes, but I hope it is much more than that. I am glad Bezos is using his wealth to save a great and necessary American institution. But I hope and pray the real value he brings is his entrepreneurship, his innovation, his experience, and his fresh perspective, enabling him to reimagine news as an enterprise.

I’m ready for folks to cry for joy that Bezos knows how to sell content. He’ll know how to build pay walls, damnit! But I don’t think that’s his key value here. He knows how to sell and deliver unique not commodity content: entertainment mostly.

No, Bezos’ key competence is in building relationships. This is wishful thinking on my part, as I have been arguing that we in journalism need to stop thinking of ourselves as manufacturers of a mass commodity called content and start understanding that we are in a service business whose real outcome is informed individuals and communities. Thus we must be in the relationship business.

I have been arguing with newspapers lately that they must gather small data about their individual users — where they live, where they work, what their key interests are — so they can serve people with greater relevance and value. I hope that skill — building profiles and using them to improve relevance — is the first that Bezos brings to the Post.

I have one fear of Bezos: his secrecy. A news organization must be open (there I’m a disciple of the Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger). I also want to see innovation and experimentation at the Post done in the open so the rest of the industry can benefit from it. Then perhaps Bezos can save more than one newspaper.

I do trust the Bezos understands the value of the Post and the necessity of — using my CUNY dean’s phrase — journalism’s eternal verities. I also trust that Don Graham would not have sold his family’s jewel to anyone who did not understand that.

Now mind you, Bezos also invested in Henry Blodget’s Business Insider. I’m a fan of Henry and what he has done there, but he is controversial in the halls of journalism schools. Bezos praises the Post for waiting to get things right. Henry is rather quicker on the trigger. I’m glad Bezos has an interest in both models; I think each can learn from the other.

Bottom line: I’m hopeful.

I am left with tremendous admiration for Don Graham, whose family not only built the Washington Post into its glory and protected it from political pressure to serve the people. Today, Don Graham made no doubt the toughest and bravest decision of his life: He admitted that he did not have the strategy to save his newspaper so he found someone he believes will. That takes courage.
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Time lapse photography of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.  Can't wait for summer!
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Living in the city I've heard my fair share of bucket drumming. But this guy takes it to another level.  He really turns it up a notch around 2:30.
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Felix Baumgartner was wearing a GoPro for his space jump!

Pro tip: Skip to 3:30 for when he leaps back to earth.

GoPro: Red Bull Stratos - The Full Story
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This is must watch.  Fitting for Halloween.
 
Hundreds of thousands of images unite to create an ultra-creepy animation. Watch:

http://wrd.cm/HrYyRi
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I never had put that much thought into a bad bounce before during a game.
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20 dogs that want to talk to you about wearing your retainer
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A collection of dogs thats are desperate for a visit to the orthodontist.

Would you follow your own cat on Instagram?
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Whiskas Australia has developed a device that enables cats to take and post their own photos to Instagram.

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Kitten therapy is the answer to your stressed-out prayers [VIDEO]
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SoulPancake invited stressed adults in Los Angeles to meditate in a glass box full of tiny cats. Introducing, kitten therapy.

Marnie the Dog thrashes hardcore for National Metal Day
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Marnie the Dog is a metalhead with more tongue than Gene Simmons.

Vikings Intrigued By Matt Cassel’s Ability To Get The Fuck Out Of Adrian...
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Feminism In A Run-Down Taffy Factory: The Women Of 'Bob's Burgers'
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The Fox animated show Bob's Burgers, which won the Emmy last weekend for Outstanding Animated Program, brings nuance and style to its female

Simon's Cat in 'Off to the Vet'
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Please help us make Simon's Cat in 'Off to the Vet' - our first colour film!

Why Koalas Hug Trees
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Koala bears cling to tree trunks in order to cool off on hot summer days, reducing how much they have to pant and saving precious water, new

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Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. 15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access.

Porterhouse: In Memory
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Porterhouse was the first and beloved official live mascot of Drake University. He was named most Beautiful Bulldog at the 2009 Drake Relays

Boats
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This is a time lapse show reel I created portraying the end of the boating season in Chicago. In the region an estimated 50,000 boats have t

Shani Davis continues U.S. fade pattern at Sochi Olympics
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Two-time speedskating gold medalist finishes eighth in the 1,000 meters, and almost a week into the Sochi Games, the Americans are well off

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