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In what remains a QVC record, Ina Garten — the only guest who Mr. Venable says made him feel like a crazed teenager at a rock concert — sold out of 30,000 copies of her latest book in 25 minutes 4 seconds. And that doesn't take into account what...
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Signs Of A Creepy Government Conspiracy At Standing Rock is a bit of investigative journalism from, er, Cracked, covering various cybersecurity attacks that have been launched against the protest camp at Standing Rock....
From: MetaFilter | By: whir | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Tom Whitwell of Fluxx lists 52 things I learned in 2016. 2. Google's advertising tools can track real-world shop visits. If a customer sees an ad then visits the relevant store a few days later, that conversion will appear in Google Adwords. Customers...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Men Dump Their Anger Into Women "Women are expected to regulate the emotions of men as well as themselves. They have to sharpen their emotional regulation skillz because they'll be regulating for two even when they're not pregnant. [...] This takes many...
From: MetaFilter | By: stoneweaver | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Can you figure out the mystery inside this remarkable ad about high school love? (Do watch the ad before scrolling further.)...
From: MetaFilter | By: carrienation | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Aerial Images of Salterns That Blur the Line Between Photograph and Painting "Photographer David Burdeny [...] began the series SALT: Fields, Plottings and Extracts in 2015, using aerial photography to explore some of the world's most vibrant salterns...
From: MetaFilter | By: Celsius1414 | Friday, December 2, 2016
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I Dialed a Wrong Number and Stumbled Into International Phone Fraud. "Cuba is one of the most expensive countries to call from the U.S. [...] To get around this tightly restricted market, a great many fraudulent and ingenious ways of making money have...
From: MetaFilter | By: Clinging to the Wreckage | Friday, December 2, 2016
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"The history of libraries is one of loss." After receiving a second National Security Letter, the Internet Archive, already concerned by some of Donald Trump's statements on the campaign trail have announced plans to build a copy of the archive in Canada,...
From: MetaFilter | By: TwoToneRow | Monday, December 5, 2016
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After placing third in the October election (previously), and following the failure of talks between other parties to form a coalition, the Pirate Party of Iceland has been invited to form government. Currently boasting 10 stalwart MPs in Iceland's parliament,...
From: MetaFilter | By: mrjohnmuller | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Today We Launch the Injustice Boycott in Standing Rock, San Francisco, and New York City Intro: Here is how we will boycott injustice and police brutality in America...
From: MetaFilter | By: andoatnp | Monday, December 5, 2016
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A warehouse, artists colony and music venue known as the "Oakland Ghost Ship" went up in flames Friday night during a concert promoted by the house music record label 100% Silk, featuring several musicians from its roster. "People who previously lived...
From: MetaFilter | By: Clustercuss | Monday, December 5, 2016
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As you look to the end 2016, you might think of New Years Eve celebrations, including the iconic Times Square Ball, "probably the greatest single moment of public timekeeping in the world." Digging in, you'll find that it's really just a glorified time...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Great Animal Orchestra, an intense auditory exploration of the natural world. (Headphones recommended)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Bora Horza Gobuchul | Monday, December 5, 2016
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"Actually, Let's not Be in the Moment" "Mindfulness is . . . a special circle of self-improvement hell, striving not just for a Pinterest-worthy home, but a Pinterest-worthy mind." Ruth Whippman, The New York Times, 11/26/16....
From: MetaFilter | By: A. Davey | Monday, December 5, 2016
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"I am now his designated excuse for every failure he's ever had, past or present. I will become his everlasting excuse for the next four years. When he fails to obtain respect from the classic gaming community he desperately seeks adoration from, I am...
From: MetaFilter | By: Theta States | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Adult Rappers is a documentary that chronicles the lives of 30 rappers stuck in between obscurity and making it, including battle rappers, retired legends, new blood, and many others from the U.S. and Canada who have achieved various levels of success,...
From: MetaFilter | By: DirtyOldTown | Monday, December 5, 2016
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"Scientific analysis reveals origins of odd 'lumps' in Anglo-Saxon grave. How did bitumen from Syria wind up in a buried Anglo-Saxon boat?" "Long after the discovery of Anglo-Saxon graveyards at the Sutton Hoo site in East Anglia, England, scientists...
From: MetaFilter | By: Celsius1414 | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Wikipedia's List of Cookies of the world. List of Cakes. List of Candies....
From: MetaFilter | By: Mchelly | Monday, December 5, 2016
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I wrote a book for non- and less-technical users about how to use desktop Linux. It walks new users through everything they'll need to do to get Linux up and running at home. The publisher site has two free chapters. I'm proud of this book because of...
From: MetaFilter | By: puckupdate | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Clickspring Chris, mentioned several times previously on Metafilter (1 2 3), has posted his last clock build video. The final results are stunning. Chris is a highly skilled machinist and videographer, and the whole series is beautifully shot, informative,...
From: MetaFilter | By: carter | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Kate Washington at LA Review of Books discusses her feelings as a caregiver prompted by Anne's House of Dreams, the fifth book of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series....
From: MetaFilter | By: ellieBOA | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Waypoint is vice.com's rebranded gaming segment comprising a veritable supergroup of game critics led by EIC Austin Walker (Streamfriends, Friends at the Table & Giant Bomb), and featuring Patrick Klepek (1up, Giant Bomb, Kotaku) and Danielle Riendeau...
From: MetaFilter | By: juv3nal | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Strange Creatures Appear On Kansas Police Cameras. At least they were clothed, unlike the primate filmed by Virginia Tech....
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Satanic Temple Says Texas's New Rules on Fetal Burial Violate Their Religious Freedom In December, Texas will impose new rules requiring all fetal remains to be buried or cremated, a sneaky way to impede abortion access and make patients feel just a...
From: MetaFilter | By: XtinaS | Monday, December 5, 2016
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My brother has been rebuilding a 1958 AMC Rambler Super Station Wagon (4 door) for me. The original vehicle was in rough enough condition that he "transplanted" the body onto the chassis of an 1986 Oldsmobile, and then he just went from there. I will...
From: MetaFilter | By: hilaryjade | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Every winter Katie Faflik's Peepaw throws a holiday party, with one guest dressed as Winter Man. Is it Gregg this year [Facebook]? Snaps from Peepaw's Thanksgiving party, with all the trimmings [also Facebook]. I tried to find more information about...
From: MetaFilter | By: codacorolla | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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When the Original Cast Album of Lazarus was released, it contained a bit of a bonus: three studio tracks of songs from the show recorded as out-takes from his final album ★. No Plan, Killing A Little Time, and When I Met You. Original Cast Recordings...
From: MetaFilter | By: hippybear | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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"Across 33 rich countries, only 5% of the population has high computer-related abilities, and only a third of people can complete medium-complexity tasks. "...
From: MetaFilter | By: Confess, Fletch | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The MRT Circle Line was hit by a spate of mysterious disruptions in recent months, causing much confusion and distress to thousands of commuters. Like most of my colleagues, I take a train on the Circle Line to my office at one-north every morning. So...
From: MetaFilter | By: infini | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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"I feel like I've fallen down a wormhole, entered some parallel universe where black is white, and good is bad. Though later, I think that perhaps what I've actually done is scraped the topsoil off the surface of 2016 and found one of the underground...
From: MetaFilter | By: roolya_boolya | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Marcel Gotlieb est mort à 82 ans. Known as Gotlib, founder of the comic magazine Fluide Glacial, creator of Gai-Luron, SuperDupont and many more. Author of the Rubrique-à-brac serie, considered a masterpiece of french humor....
From: MetaFilter | By: CitoyenK | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Mass Effect: Andromeda [YouTube] The journey to Andromeda begins now. Navigate the uncharted reaches of the Andromeda Galaxy to unravel its mysteries, discover vivid alien worlds, and lead the charge to find a new home among the stars. How far will you...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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An investigation by The New York Times of tens of thousands of disciplinary cases against inmates in 2015, hundreds of pages of internal reports and three years of parole decisions found that racial disparities were embedded in the prison experience...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Gerudo Valley (alternate), composed by Koji Kondo, is part of the soundtrack of the popular 1998 Nintendo 64 title: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The valley itself lies to the west of Hyrule and can be traversed by jumping across on Epona. Recently,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Wordshore | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study. Writing in the journal Nature, they project that an increase of 1C (1.8F) will release an additional 55 billion tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere by 2050...previous assessments have not taken carbon...
From: MetaFilter | By: whistle pig | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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WHITE NOISE - the best of the AltRight. "It's not that fringe, okay?"...
From: MetaFilter | By: philip-random | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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"Setting out to try to become a nicer person sounds like a deeply colourless and dispiriting ambition. In theory, we love niceness of course, but in practice . . . "(SLYT)...
From: MetaFilter | By: the hot hot side of randy | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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"Turning a blind eye to the Earth wouldn't just stifle basic research. It would leave us more vulnerable to all sorts of weather and climate-related disasters, from drought-fueled famines in Ethiopia to devastating wildfires in Alberta to the ceaseless...
From: MetaFilter | By: puffyn | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Hey, Aren't You... is a short (15 min) DVD extra featuring interviews with many of the actors who played supporting characters on Seinfeld and the impact the show had on their life....
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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More bad lip reading, to an unbelievably catchy tune....
From: MetaFilter | By: gryphonlover | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About...
From: MetaFilter | By: infini | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Noel Gallagher talks about the making of Be Here Now, and why D'You Know What I Mean? needed to be remixed. "So you've got this huge desk the size of Bradford, you've got a tape machine which couldn't handle the amount of tracks so you had to get another...
From: MetaFilter | By: Juso No Thankyou | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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"With "Fight," Magnets put her finger on the pulse of the feminist revenge fantasy" "There's as much to be learned from watching women win as there is to be learned from realizing that we, the viewers, might have been expecting them to lose." Magnets...
From: MetaFilter | By: misfish | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Gruhn Guitars is pleased and honored to offer a collection of 29 guitars owned and used by Eric Clapton. The wide-ranging collection features both vintage and modern guitars, each of which is accompanied by a photo of Eric Clapton with the guitar and...
From: MetaFilter | By: growabrain | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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So I decided to make a list of Advent Calendar of Holiday Songs on Tumblr but then I found a silly web app where I could create my own and now I'm sharing it to give a little joy to 2016 maybe. Basically it's a bunch of virtual doors you can open daily...
From: MetaFilter | By: MCMikeNamara | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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It sounds like the start of a joke: Arab-American standup comedian Mohammed Amer is bumped up to first-class on a flight to Scotland, where he is then seated next to none other than Eric Trump. "So when I walked into the plane I was like, 'What is this?'...
From: MetaFilter | By: not_on_display | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Wherein the soothing nostalgia of vaporwave is combined with the hallucinatory, corrupted-VHS ennui of Marge and the gang. YouTube playlist, and some choice cuts: SUNDAY SCHOOL SOULLESS WHERE AM I...
From: MetaFilter | By: Existential Dread | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Gambia's autocratic president, Yahya Jammeh, who once claimed a "billion-year" mandate to rule, has conceded defeat after a shock election loss to a real-estate developer who once worked as a security guard in London. "Hello, are you hearing me?"...
From: MetaFilter | By: ChuraChura | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Actor Andrew Sachs, best known for his beloved portrayal of a hapless Spanish waiter named Manuel on the British sitcom Fawlty Towers, has died at 86......
From: MetaFilter | By: jim in austin | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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It's no accident that many people who appreciate VR and AR are also fans of scifi books, movies, and TV shows. Technology has imitated art and the other way around, with science fiction writers coining terms like "virtual reality" and "the metaverse,"...
From: MetaFilter | By: timshel | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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