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Isobel Varley had her first tattoo when she was 49, then went to become a Guinness Record holder for the most tattooed female pensioner. She died recently. Part of a Guardian photo series of "Aged Rebels"...
From: MetaFilter | By: growabrain | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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"Maybe the story is the difference between the writers on the panels and the writers in the audience. That story is the creation of a celebrity class. That story is the fine line between jealousy and envy: I want everything you have versus I want everything...
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Over a thousand scientists and public intellectuals, including Stephen Hawking, Daniel Dennett, Steve Wozniak, Noam Chomsky, and Elon Musk, have signed an open letter calling for a ban on the development and deployment of "offensive autonomous weapons...
From: MetaFilter | By: Rumple | Monday, July 27, 2015
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How the ANC sent encrypted messages to one another during the struggle against apartheid. Talking to Vula is a series of six articles by Tim Jenkins about the project from the ANC`s monthly journal Mayibuye from May 1995 to October 1995. (via Schneier)...
From: MetaFilter | By: jeffburdges | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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The Singular Mind of Terry Tao - "Imagine, he said, that someone awfully clever could construct a machine out of pure water. It would be built not of rods and gears but from a pattern of interacting currents." (via) Tao has emerged as one of the field's...
From: MetaFilter | By: kliuless | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Activist Deray McKesson took this photo of an armored vehicle parked at the Waller County, TX jail. JPat Brown at Muckrock asked the Waller County Police Department for "[a]ny documentation (receipts, work orders, emails ) regarding customization of...
From: MetaFilter | By: snortasprocket | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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In 1983, at the height of the Cold War, the National Film Board of Canada produced War with Gwynne Dyer, a seven part series in which the historian Gwynne Dyer traced the evolution of total warfare from its origins to the present day. Gwynne Dyer is...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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China has enjoyed an unprecedented gold rush of feathered dinosaur fossils – but how many are real?...
From: MetaFilter | By: brundlefly | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Warship's Last Survivors Recall Sinking in Shark-Infested Waters...
From: MetaFilter | By: Artw | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Peter Watts: No Brainer. For decades now, I have been haunted by the grainy, black-and-white x-ray of a human skull. It is alive but empty, with a cavernous fluid-filled space where the brain should be. A thin layer of brain tissue lines that cavity...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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About a month ago Motherboard posted about artist Jesse England looking for a lost Mac game that he played in his 7th grade social studies class. He knew it was about terrorism and an aircraft hijacking but not much else besides some images he remembered,...
From: MetaFilter | By: gucci mane | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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An Illustrated Guide to Iconic Fictional Weapons....
From: MetaFilter | By: AlonzoMosleyFBI | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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If you think finding a short in a light switch or lamp is your idea of fun, imagine having the time of your life with this little repair. You probably won't find much of the stuff you need at the Home Depot....
From: MetaFilter | By: pjern | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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In 2010, nearly fifty years after her death, and more than a hundred years after she became the first person to sing on the radio, the remains of Eugenia Farrar were finally laid to rest. Fittingly, her porcelain memorial urn has her own recording of...
From: MetaFilter | By: orthicon halo | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Rocket Cat Café in Philadelphia has recently had to apologize for letting a naked guy walk around for an hour with the owner's permission. A misguided promotion for the Philly Naked Bike Ride, the naked man drew attention thanks to Sarah Grey (previously),...
From: MetaFilter | By: graymouser | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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A new London accent strikingly different from Cockney has emerged in the last few years. Linguists call it "Multicultural London English" (or MLE) and although it has obvious roots in the London black community it's now displacing Cockney to become a...
From: MetaFilter | By: w0mbat | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Macy Gray sings about her dear friend, Bob. He comes in all kinds of colors, but he had me at yellow. (SLYT, NSFW)...
From: MetaFilter | By: schroedinger | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Local chameleon overwhelms public with cuteness...
From: MetaFilter | By: a lungful of dragon | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Proceedings of the Natural Institute of Science is an open-access scientific journal with a mandate to publish papers from academics and non-academics alike. Boasting a strong peer review process and a high impact factor, it's only partly serious. (Previously)...
From: MetaFilter | By: bismol | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Herbalife is an MLM company that its detractors believe is nothing more than a pyramid scheme. But, John Hempton manager of Bronte Capital disagrees. In a long post he sets out why "it is the stock in the portfolio I am most proud to own. It is also...
From: MetaFilter | By: Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Copyright owners of the song "Happy Birthday" have built a stead yearly income of two million dollars a year by giving rights to use the song publicly for about $1500 per use. This copyright claim was fought in court recently, and a "smoking gun" was...
From: MetaFilter | By: SpacemanStix | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Rise of the Reducetarian (yup there's a word for that) Like tofurky? Thank a reducetarian. Part-time vegetarians are the ones driving vegan restaurants, vegetarian blogs and meat-free options at restaurants and grocery stores. While we all know that...
From: MetaFilter | By: St. Peepsburg | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Sure, Her Story is great and all, but what if you want a classic cheesy FMV murder mystery game, full of scenery chewing and dodgy programming? Then you're in luck! Created by a Tim Follin, a long time video game composer, Contradiction: Spot the Liar!...
From: MetaFilter | By: kmz | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Facebook's bias training: "There are different forms of unconscious bias that can prevent us from cultivating an inclusive and innovative workplace. In these videos, we discuss four common types of biases: Performance Bias, Performance Attribution Bias,...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Monday that the White House will take advantage of a loophole in the 1994 law that banned incarcerated Americans from using Pell Grants to pay for college, "developing experimental sites that will make Pell...
From: MetaFilter | By: anotherpanacea | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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MovieBob Reviews: PIXELS [YouTube] [NSFW] [Adult Language]...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Dear Design Student - In Praise of the AK-47 (NSFW language) The AK-47 is often cited as a well-designed object. And this case is usually made by pointing out that the AK-47 is easy to use, maintain, take-apart, modify, and manufacture. It's a model...
From: MetaFilter | By: SansPoint | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Grindr: The Musical (somewhat NSFW) Bonus content: My Straight Brother Reads My Grindr Messages (VERY NSFW)...
From: MetaFilter | By: feckless fecal fear mongering | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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'The Numskulls' is a comic strip that started way back in 1962 in the British comic The Beezer that is now published in The Beano. It may seem a bit familiar... what happens when the Numbskulls watch Inside Out?....
From: MetaFilter | By: fearfulsymmetry | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Feminist writer Anne Thériault of bad-date-tweeting fame posted a series of tweets about the deadly feminist animal in her natural habitat. Less than an hour later, voice actor D.C. Douglas transformed the static text into a David Attenborough-esque...
From: MetaFilter | By: drlith | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Spirit of the Nation. The Guardian has invited readers to submit their uninspiring holiday photos. That is all....
From: MetaFilter | By: glasseyes | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Sauna Mänual ov Finland Män – 7 Ruuls You Must Knou. Finland Män häv rispekt for thö Sauna. Thö wörld is kold, thö Sauna is worm. Tis is ofishöl Sauna Mänual ov Finland Män. (Sauna Mänual ov Finland Vomän. Seim äs Män but dount care...
From: MetaFilter | By: severiina | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Metal band logo CAPTCHAs...
From: MetaFilter | By: overeducated_alligator | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Inside the world's quietest rooms...
From: MetaFilter | By: slogger | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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"Using the Restroom: A Privilege—If You're a Teacher" (SL Atlantic.com) "Educators seldom have enough time to do their business. What's that doing to the state of learning?" "[...]a substitute teacher recalled asking a colleague about restroom policies...
From: MetaFilter | By: CheesesOfBrazil | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Chris Akrigg rides his bicycle on all of the things....
From: MetaFilter | By: schmod | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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How Berlin's Futuristic Airport Became a $6 Billion Embarrassment. Inside Germany's profligate (Greek-like!) fiasco called Berlin Brandenburg On May 7, less than four weeks before the scheduled opening, Loge met with Schwarz for the first time. The airport,...
From: MetaFilter | By: moody cow | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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As Sayed and Waleed and the others describe their various demises, it strikes me that the key to making a living in Hollywood if you're Muslim is to be good at dying. If you're a Middle Eastern actor and you can die with charisma, there is no shortage...
From: MetaFilter | By: chavenet | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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In a 2002 paper, history professor Richard Jensen claimed that Irish Americans had perpetuated a Myth of Victimization: "No Irish Need Apply" signs were "extremely rare or nonexistent" in the United States, and "Newspaper ads for men with NINA were exceedingly...
From: MetaFilter | By: Knappster | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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"Humans as Superorganisms: How Microbes, Viruses, Imprinted Genes and Other Selfish Entities Shape Our Behavior" by Peter Kramer and Paola Bressan discusses the idea that an individual homo sapiens is only one component of the human superorganism we...
From: MetaFilter | By: save alive nothing that breatheth | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Sonic Seasoning "Sound is the forgotten flavour sense," says experimental psychologist Charles Spence. In this episode of Gastropod, we discover how manipulating sound can transform our experience of food and drink, making stale crisps taste fresh, adding...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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"So you are in 13th century England and you've been accused of, or maybe have actually committed, a murder. To be taken into custody and tried would likely result in execution, so you need to go to ground, fast." What do you do? Run to a church and claim...
From: MetaFilter | By: Eyebrows McGee | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly: "...the National Executive Board ratified a resolution that removes the national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees. Of those present and voting, 79 percent voted in favor of the resolution. The...
From: MetaFilter | By: jquinby | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Monkey Pop is a local 2-player game you play on a shared keyboard. You can play it right in the browser, or download a Mac or Windows version. Computer only, no mobile version, sorry. It's sort of a retro single-screen platformer in the vein of Joust...
From: MetaFilter | By: churl | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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We all need silly things in our lives, so courtesy of James Leyland Kirby (aka V/Vm), here's a classic tune reduced to its bare minimum: Workin' In A Cocktail Bar. (via The Quietus among others who've shared this on social media)...
From: MetaFilter | By: naju | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The IBM Watson Personality Insights service uses linguistic analytics to extract a spectrum of cognitive and social characteristics from the text data that a person generates through blogs, tweets, forum posts, and more. Just enter a chunk of text with...
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Inside a Dog Retirement Home Nearly two-dozen dogs are spending their golden years at House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary. Sher Polvinale and a team of volunteers at this Gaithersburg, Maryland, home spare no expense and care for the dogs' every...
From: MetaFilter | By: poffin boffin | Monday, July 27, 2015
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"Who Killed Captain Alex: Uganda's First Action Movie was produced, written, directed, shot, and edited by Nabwana IGG from his home in Wakaliga, Uganda. Made for under $200 - using real blood and a modified car jack for a tripod - the film became a...
From: MetaFilter | By: brundlefly | Monday, July 27, 2015
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George is here to tell you that you are a good person, and has some tips to share about good self-esteem. He's also a little black cat. Remember: Be like cat. Be good to self. So far, George has five episodes: Introducing George, where George, with his...
From: MetaFilter | By: xingcat | Monday, July 27, 2015
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"What you want to avoid is panic. What you want to teach yourself is that you deserve better than lying alone in a dark room, imagining yourself buried." || Diana Spechler for NYT's Opinionator: 10 Things I'd Tell My Former (Medicated) Self, the final...
From: MetaFilter | By: divined by radio | Monday, July 27, 2015
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