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24 Jul 12:00

I'm Just Dreaming Big

24 Jul 00:00

8 Unbelievable Career Changes

From the lawyer who became a human cannonball to the model turned nun, meet 8 people who were not afraid to chase their dreams.
24 Jul 04:53

Stunning selfie of a lonely man facing a terrifying volcano pit

by Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Stunning selfie of a lonely man facing a terrifying volcano pit

Look at that lonely guy, so tiny and fragile on the edge of the fiery Gates of Hell—the Kilauea Volcano's Halemaumau Crater. His name is Andrew Hara, the photographer who took this amazing self-portrait, which was just featured as photo of the day in National Geographic's Your Shot. How the hell did he do it?

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23 Jul 23:02

Illegal bottom injections on rise in US

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The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections
23 Jul 16:23

Indian boy has 232 teeth removed

Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
23 Jul 22:00

Make Your Job Fun

23 Jul 19:05

A Brief History of Voyager 1 Not Quite Exiting the Solar System

by Robert Sorokanich

A Brief History of Voyager 1 Not Quite Exiting the Solar System

You may have heard that Voyager 1 has exited the Solar System. And that it hasn't. This is a chronicle of that probe's greatest journey in headlines, including a few of our own.

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23 Jul 18:45

Guy splits bullet in two firing it against a machete, hits two targets

by Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Guy splits bullet in two firing it against a machete, hits two targets

According to the Rated RR guys, this is the most difficult trick in the world: Fire a bullet against a machete and split it in two hitting two targets. They didn't only do it once—but twice in a row. And then once more, shooting backwards using an iPad as a mirror to aim.

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23 Jul 11:45

Kids Everywhere Pick Up on Memes

Kids Everywhere Pick Up on Memes

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23 Jul 06:47

Quarantine over China plague death

Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
22 Jul 21:00

I Wonder if it Was Lemon Meringue

I Wonder if it Was Lemon Meringue

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23 Jul 00:00

Mary Wilson Little

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it."
22 Jul 20:14

Technical Whitepaper: Oracle In Memory Overview

by oracletechnologynetwork
Technical overview of the In Memory option for Oracle Database 12c.
21 Jul 21:36

Carl Sagan explains why aliens are not visiting us all the time

by Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Carl Sagan explains why aliens are not visiting us all the time

If all the reports of UFO sightings are real, then Earth must be the most popular destination in the Universe. Obviously, that's a ridiculous anthropocentric notion, as Dr. Carl Sagan explains in the must-see 1966 CBS documentary UFO: Friend, Foe, or Fantasy hosted by Walter Cronkite. Listen to Sagan at the 51:55 mark.

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21 Jul 20:20

What You Need to Know About the Sneakiest New Online Tracking Tool

by Kate Knibbs

What You Need to Know About the Sneakiest New Online Tracking Tool

What do the White House and YouPorn have in common? Their websites both use canvas fingerprinting, a newer form of online tracking designed to make it hard to hide. ProPublica investigated the pervasive shadowing method, developed as an insidious alternative to cookies so websites can keep tabs on where their visitors browse online.

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20 Jul 03:17

I need a hug. #9gag



I need a hug. #9gag

18 Jul 17:08

Microsoft: 18.000 layoffs, but were they the right ones?

by CommitStrip

18 Jul 18:00

Why Google took years to address a battery-draining “bug” in Chrome

by Ron Amadeo
Aurich Lawson

A recent Forbes report says that Chrome on Windows uses up more battery than competing browsers, thanks to a high system timer setting. Windows uses a timer to schedule tasks. At idle, the timer on Windows is set to about 15 ms, so if it has no work to do, it will go to sleep and only wake up every 15 ms to check if it needs to do something.

Applications can change this timer, and other browsers like Firefox and Internet Explorer don't mess with it until they need to do something processor intensive, like playing a video. After the video is done, the timer is set to return to 15 ms so that the computer can idle again. Chrome, though, boosts the timer to 1 ms and keeps it there forever. The difference means that on Firefox at idle, the CPU only wakes 64 times a second. On Chrome, it wakes up 1,000 times a second.

In its Windows documentation, Microsoft notes that setting the system timer to a high value can increase power consumption by “as much as 25 percent.” This means that on a laptop, you'll get a shorter runtime with Chrome than you will on a competing browser. And the issue has been around for a long time. Forbes links to a bug report documenting the problem that was first filed in 2010.

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18 Jul 23:02

Creations from French Girls, an iPhone app where people draw...





















Creations from French Girls, an iPhone app where people draw portraits based on selfies of others. [via]

Related: Subway Snapchat Art

17 Jul 01:43

Thor de France. #9gag



Thor de France. #9gag

17 Jul 07:09

When the server returns a 'catastrophic failure'

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21 Jul 00:00

10 Fascinating Old Things that Still Work

At a time when almost everything has an expiration date, it is hard to find anything that works for a year before it's time to replace it. We have managed to find 10 things that work even to this day.
20 Jul 11:30

Your Connection, Faster I Will Make It

19 Jul 17:23

How Do Airline Pilots Respond After A Crash?

by Paul Thompson on flightclub, shared by Robert Sorokanich to Gizmodo

How Do Airline Pilots Respond After A Crash?

After the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 on Thursday, and amid the wall-to-wall news coverage, I began to wonder about something we don't typically see on the news — How do these incidents affect pilots? I reached out to my pilot friend, Mike to find out.

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19 Jul 20:47

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18 Jul 01:27

Yikes, these animal hybrids are so hilariously terrifying

by Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Yikes, these animal hybrids are so hilariously terrifying

Don't be surprised if in the future crazy scientists will have tampered with genetics so much that they'll create insane animal hybrid mashups. And not just designer dogs but psycho frigs, horsquirrels, eagluanas and chinchillapotamuses. They'll probably look a lot like these excellent photoshopped animals.

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16 Jul 15:45

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight

by Christopher Jobson

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions
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Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight wire sculpture fairies dandelions

UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gardens and sells a number of DIY wire sculpting kits from his website where he also discusses in great detail how each piece is built. See more over on Facebook. (via Reddit).

15 Jul 13:35

#37196

16 Jul 09:00

Demoing New Application

by sharhalakis

by chernandez1982

15 Jul 13:06

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