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Fake Online Locksmiths A locksmith's shop on a street in Sun City, Ariz. [...] turned out to be a fiction that was created for the locksmith by a web design firm using Photoshop at what is, in fact, a vacant lot. [via marginal revolution] It was very...
From: MetaFilter | By: hawthorne | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Haitian President Michel Martelly will leave office today and hand control over to a provisional government (warning: very graphic image in the link). In the face of massive protests against widespread fraud and irregularities in the election process,...
From: MetaFilter | By: molecicco | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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SLYT: Centriphone - an iPhone video experiment by Nicolas Vuignier...
From: MetaFilter | By: Aizkolari | Friday, February 5, 2016
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On February 2, 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released new guidelines advising all sexually active women to abstain from alcohol unless they are on birth control. The recommendation and related infographic were quickly criticized. Ms. Magazine:...
From: MetaFilter | By: melissasaurus | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Thousands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding almost worthless phones because Apple's latest operating system permanently disables the handset if it detects that a repair has been carried out by a non-Apple technician....
From: MetaFilter | By: flapjax at midnite | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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In the far reaches of the sky there are sun-bright discs as wide as solar systems, their hearts run through by spears of radiation that outshine galaxies. The energies that feed these quasars beggar all metaphor, and their quantification seems all but...
From: MetaFilter | By: cgc373 | Monday, February 8, 2016
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The Princess Steel, W. E. B. Du Bois's recently-discovered SF story. W.E.B. Du Bois, "The Princess Steel"...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Monday, February 8, 2016
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This internet radio station plays music from the Jet Set Radio soundtracks and music that would fit perfectly in them. Real-life Jet Set Radio!...
From: MetaFilter | By: DoctorFedora | Monday, February 8, 2016
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From: MetaFilter | By: MoonOrb | Monday, February 8, 2016
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Paul Falstad's stable of science and engineering visualizations has been MeFi-celebrated as recently as 2005 and 2006. Sadly, with Java applets on death's door, they're largely inaccessible today. What remains? A lovingly HTML-Fived and expanded electronic...
From: MetaFilter | By: tss | Monday, February 8, 2016
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This is where Cam Newton comes from: an institution where being African-American and excellent, African-American and respected, African-American and optimistic are normal conditions. A visit to the church Cam grew up in....
From: MetaFilter | By: The Devil Tesla | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Birgitta Jónsdóttir May Be Iceland's Next Prime Minister - "Poetry told Birgitta that she is alive. The internet taught her that she belongs in this world. The crisis showed her that she has a role to play, and politics showed her that everything needs...
From: MetaFilter | By: kliuless | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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triplets+toddler -- multitasking...
From: MetaFilter | By: HuronBob | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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The top 10 similarities between the Super Bowl and Puppy Bowl THE CHEATING CONTROVERSY N.F.L. fans and Patriots alike are all still reeling from last year's Deflategate scandal. Even though its players are innocent, adorable dogs, the Puppy Bowl is not...
From: MetaFilter | By: triggerfinger | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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"Demaryius Thomas has just sent his mother a picture of the most unlikely Super Bowl ticket of all, the one intended for her, and now Katina Smith has a few days to decide whether she's prepared to take it."...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Feminist Lindy West writes in The Guardian about how she's experienced years of extreme online harassment from a misogynist blogger and his minions, and about why she's not particularly happy to see them receive the same treatment....
From: MetaFilter | By: orange swan | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Enjoy this animated webcomic about Mozart's early exploits ... up to age nine, along with those of his sister Nannerl....
From: MetaFilter | By: immlass | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Classic Era Warner Bros outakes, 1936-46. The breakdowns of 1941 part 1, part 2 The breakdowns of 1946. 1944...
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Dan Hicks, Bay Area music icon, dies at age 74. Last night Clare Wasserman announced that her husband, musician Dan Hicks, had succumbed to liver cancer. Hicks, along with his ever-changing band The Hot Licks, started in the same 60s San Francisco psychedelic...
From: MetaFilter | By: tommasz | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Alan Partridge: I don't need TV, I've got two Nutribullets...
From: MetaFilter | By: fearfulsymmetry | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Most construction projects are bumpy....but this one, starts out smooth....
From: MetaFilter | By: vespabelle | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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The Great British Television Map "I'm an American, but I love British TV series, and so does my wife. As for Geography... I'm a bit more into that than she is." So, this informative map showing the locations depicted in most of the most popular British...
From: MetaFilter | By: oneswellfoop | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Broncos fan says he dropped $20k on Super Bowl tickets without telling his wife. [Bleacher Report] Justin Kerrigan, a Denver Broncos fan, told NBC Bay Area that he was probably going to be dropping a cool 30 grand on a trip to Super Bowl 50, including...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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this is what happens when i stay up 5 hours and 13 minutes past my bedtime [from bitches gotta eat]...
From: MetaFilter | By: desjardins | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Calvert Journal's Special Report: Red Africa: When international socialism met the developing world Building blocs — How Ghana's architecture was reimagined with a little help from communist Europe The sound of independence-era Africa Black in...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Hidden population of up to 200 lions found in remote Ethiopia "During my professional career I have had to revise the lion distribution map many times," says Hans Bauer, who led the expedition. "I have deleted one population after the other. This is...
From: MetaFilter | By: Michele in California | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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New Beyoncé video...
From: MetaFilter | By: Artw | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Hieronymus Bosch's amazing painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Exceptional detail, zoom in or out inside the painting. There are many stories hidden behind the images inside the painting. Click on the white text boxes to listen to and/or read the...
From: MetaFilter | By: nickyskye | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Instilling existential dread, for generations to come. "There should be a camp for Jews who don't like camp," I said. "Who feel alienated by camp." To which a colleague exclaimed, "Camp Kafka!" It came together after that. A comical short story that...
From: MetaFilter | By: 0cm | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Lisa Bedford's "Survival Mom" blog, which aims to help women, and especially mothers, be ready for a myriad of possible disasters, is "part of the new accessible, female-oriented, and, crucially, logical face of prepping. Even that word — prepping...
From: MetaFilter | By: MonkeyToes | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Democratic Republic of Congo has a troubled history to say the least. Terrible crimes were committed against children, women, and men, but one woman rose up in response. Now, Rebecca Masika Katsuva has passed. Her words. Her story: Surviving Against...
From: MetaFilter | By: ReginaHart | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Nicholas Sparks White People Experience: Lainey Gossip's Sarah reviews Nicholas Sparks's latest "whirlwind romance straight out of an erectile disfunction commercial." This is not just a game, this is a unique opportunity to experience life as only...
From: MetaFilter | By: sallybrown | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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This is a Google Docs spreadsheet recording, for every given name ever held by a major league baseball player, the first player to bear that name. Via Value over Replacement Grit....
From: MetaFilter | By: escabeche | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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On the Food Warriors, lunch is up to the locals' vote. Traveling the length of NYC's A-train, the Internets Celebrities "talk to people on the street about their habits and tastes," ponder an ever-changing New York, and hopefully find a good meal. Jeremiah's...
From: MetaFilter | By: cichlid ceilidh | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The giant impact hypothesis is the most widely supported theory for how the moon was formed, with research in 2014 adding support to this theory over other possibilities. Now UCLA-led research reconstructs a massive crash that took place 4.5 billion...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Waterdrop "Waterdrop" is a science fiction film about the second kind of close encounter with aliens. It is a tribute to the critically acclaimed Chinese science fiction novel "The Dark Forest"...
From: MetaFilter | By: dhruva | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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A slightly silly and squirrelly animation for a rather rude song. Contains meerkats with beehive hair and a very large singing squirrel with a bad wig. Found through b3ta, a long time ago....
From: MetaFilter | By: Too-Ticky | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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When a freak brain hemorrhage struck out of nowhere a couple of years ago, I became a little depressed, stuck in a rut, and strangely fearful of death. So when I heard about people (in my neighborhood, even) using hallucinogens to push beyond their preoccupations,...
From: MetaFilter | By: pwally | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Flying Fish Slaps Remix (hat tip: Kottke) Not to be confused with the Fish-Slapping Dance. ... For those still confused, here is a documentary on the complex and intriguing ritual of the ancient art of fish-slapping. And for anyone who continues to be...
From: MetaFilter | By: Doktor Zed | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Crushed between two Portals pushes Valve's Source Engine to places it was probably never intended to go. (SLYT)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Uncle Ira | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Virgin Boy Eggs. Is It Real? Hard To Tell. Snopes is noncommital....
From: MetaFilter | By: valkane | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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A federal court panel has ruled that two of North Carolina's 13 congressional districts were racially gerrymandered and must be redrawn within two weeks. Critics of the 2011 Republican-led redistricting contend the map lines were drawn to concentrate...
From: MetaFilter | By: showbiz_liz | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Jun cooks Fluffy Omurice Jun cooks Koi fish sushi Jun cooks Chicken Nanban A few more (Haku-less) videos are on the YouTube Channel. Still more on Twitter and Instagram....
From: MetaFilter | By: ChurchHatesTucker | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Every Coen brothers movie, ranked from worst to best. Their latest, Hail, Caesar, just misses the top ten. Would that it were so simple!...
From: MetaFilter | By: How the runs scored | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Resource...
From: MetaFilter | By: DoctorFedora | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Edgar Mitchell, NASA astronaut, Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot, and outspoken alien visitation believer, has died at age 85. Selected in the fifth group of astronauts in April 1966, he served as a member of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 9 and as...
From: MetaFilter | By: 1367 | Friday, February 5, 2016
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What is Design Fiction? "the deliberate use of diegetic prototypes to suspend disbelief about change. That's the best definition we've come up with. The important word there is diegetic. It means you're thinking very seriously about potential objects...
From: MetaFilter | By: iamkimiam | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Drone flight over (and in) the ruins of Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers. (SLYT, 2:25) (via)...
From: MetaFilter | By: immlass | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Stealing White: How a corporate spy swiped plans for DuPont's billion-dollar color formula By Del Quentin Wilber [Bloomberg Business] "At first, you're like: Why are they stealing the color white? I had to Google it to figure out what titanium dioxide...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Friday, February 5, 2016
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On February 5, 1916, 100 years ago today, the Cabaret Voltaire opened in Zurich, Switzerland, marking the beginning of Dada. Happy birthday, Dada! Classic "Ripley's Believe It or Not" video of Marie Osmond reciting Hugo Ball's 1916 sound poem Karawane....
From: MetaFilter | By: larrybob | Friday, February 5, 2016
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