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24 Sep 15:00

The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

by Alan Henry on Lifehacker, shared by Tina Amini to Kotaku

The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

We've walked you through building your own computer before. In this post—which we'll update periodically as prices and components change—we'll walk you through the hardware we'll need for three different system builds: a budget workstation, a powerful all-purpose PC, and an enthusiast's system for gamers and media professionals.

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16 Sep 20:15

​Grant Morrison's The Multiversity Remixes What Makes DC Comics Great

by Evan Narcisse

​Grant Morrison's The Multiversity Remixes What Makes DC Comics Great

Earlier this year, Marvel Comics debuted new variants of their Captain America and Thor characters. The new Captain America is a black man and the new Thor is a warrior woman. Those changes made a lot of fans upset. But comics legend Grant Morrison is featuring a black Superman and loads of racially diversified, gender-swapped versions of established superheroes. And he doesn't care about what anyone thinks.

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18 Sep 14:40

The New Borderlands Trailer Is Insane (and Informative)

by András Neltz

The New Borderlands Trailer Is Insane (and Informative)

Sir Hammerlock and Mr. Torgue narrate a nearly ten-minute video about the new stuff coming to the Borderlands series with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Oh boy.

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12 Sep 16:20

Supercut of the ‘DuckTales’ Theme Song Being Sung by the Movies

by Justin Page

Bradford, United Kingdom-based film critic Ross Thompson of The Unusual Suspect (see previously) pulled together clips from a lot of movies to create a supercut video of the DuckTales theme song being sung by the movies.

The original theme song for comparison:

via Tastefully Offensive

12 Sep 20:41

Clever Cooking Tips to Make Life in the Kitchen a Little Bit Easier

by Justin Page

Dave Hax shares his clever cooking tips to make life in the kitchen a little bit easier. He demonstrates how to place two bowls in the microwave when they just won’t fit and how to preserve left over wine to use in a sauce some other day.

Useful food tips and easy to follow.

music by Kevin MacLeod – “Super Friendly

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

09 Sep 00:30

The DuckTales Theme Song With Real Ducks Is Just Too Much

by Nathan Grayson

The DuckTales Theme Song With Real Ducks Is Just Too Much

DuckTales. Real ducks. I think I speak for everyone when I say, "[collapses into cutestolgia overload coma]." And/or "woo-ooo."

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08 Sep 23:57

Everyday Life With A Video Game-Style Overlay

by John Struan on Screenburn, shared by Mike Fahey to Kotaku
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This is what happens to your life when you play lots of video games. I remember when I was playing The Sims a crazy amount I used to see the green gem over peoples' heads.

Everyday Life With A Video Game-Style Overlay

Maybe one day Google Glass will turn our lives into this?

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02 Sep 17:00

Working from Home: 7 Tips for Staying Motivated and Productive

by Andie Powers
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For when I am also running our business while taking care of babygirl. More importantly, how can I get that awesome Rhino head?

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When I tell people that I work from home, the first question I always get is, "how do you get anything done?" The truth is that I don't really think about working from home in that context, as I've been doing it for so long. However, there are definitely a few productivity-boosting rules to live by if you're working from home and want to avoid procrastination.

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02 Sep 20:07

‘Instructions for Life (Now With Pictures)’, An Illustrated Guide to Life’s Toughest Questions by EDW Lynch

by Glen Tickle

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Instructions for Life (Now With Pictures) is an illustrated guide to life’s toughest questions by Laughing Squid Senior Contributing Writer EDW Lynch. The series looks at philosophical and sometimes unanswerable questions, and tries to answer them anyway. Topics covered so far include “How to Apologize to Whales for Everything,” “How to Explain a Brunch Line to a Child in a Refugee Camp,” and the most recent “How to Leave Your Worries Behind.”

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images via EDW Lynch

02 Sep 21:59

Centenarian British Couple Celebrates Their 80th Wedding Anniversary

by EDW Lynch

Centenarian British Couple Celebrates Their 80th Wedding Anniversary

On August 27, 2014, British couple Maurice and Helen Kaye (102 and 101 years old respectively) celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary in their home in Bournemouth, making them one of Britain’s longest-married couples. The duo first met in 1929 and were married in 1934. Early on in their marriage, Maurice shipped off to serve in World War II. The couple then raised a family and ran a successful clothing business in Bournemouth. They now have seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The couple recently told the BBC that the secret to their marriage is “kindness, love and tolerance.”

Centenarian British Couple Celebrates Their 80th Wedding Anniversary

photos via BBC

20 Aug 04:19

Pierce Brosnan Kind of Sucks At Goldeneye

by Patricia Hernandez

Here's Pierce Brosnan, playing Goldeneye with Jimmy Fallon. Brosnan's not the best at the game, but hey, that's OK. He can say he used to be James Bond.

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15 Aug 20:30

​Scientist Explains The Hulk And Captain America

by Chris Person

​Scientist Explains The Hulk And Captain America

Most superheroes aren't scientifically accurate. That said, that doesn't mean that we can't let a biologist try to speculate how they might work in the real world.

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11 Aug 15:56

Elements of Home Decor

by Reza

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13 Aug 15:16

Teabagger Candidate's New Ad Accidentally Features Horse With Huge Erection

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not even gonna bother reading the article. the headline is more than enough.

Teabagger Candidate's New Ad Accidentally Features Horse With Huge Erection

13 Aug 21:18

Damn, This Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL Is Hot

by Jason Schreier
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Damn, This Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL Is Hot

Nintendo announced this baby for Europe on October 3, when the new Smash Bros. launches on 3DS. I hope it comes to the U.S. too. Very sleek. Cluttered, but sleek. (Hard to beat my black/gold Zelda XL though.)

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28 Jul 16:00

The Case of the Package of the Bees

by Reza
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"Fuck, I was awesome."

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30 Jul 17:08

A Question of Croissant

by Reza

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04 Aug 19:30

Fashion Style

by Reza

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05 Aug 17:09

Rula Jebreal Takes On Breitbot Ben Shapiro Over Middle East Conflict

by karoli
Rula Jebreal Takes On Breitbot Ben Shapiro Over Middle East Conflict

Rula Jebreal has done more in the time since MSNBC cut her loose to present an alternative reality to the usual "Israel can do no wrong" claptrap than she ever would have if she had stayed. In this segment, she takes on Breitbot Ben Shapiro and does not cut him even a millimeter of slack.

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When it was Jebreal's turn to speak, she immediately highlighted Shapiro's penchant for the incendiary.

"Well, I think Ben is not really in a position to lecture us about extremism, especially after what he said about President Obama, when he called him Jew-hater, when he called him anti-Semitic and when he called for the expulsion of Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza, and Arab-Israelis like myself, as a solution," Jebreal said.

Jebreal said it's telling that Shapiro is too much for The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg.

"You know, it's so hard to listen to somebody that even Jeffrey Goldberg called a fascist," Jebreal said.

One of the more interesting moments in the debate was when they turned to the question of false equivalencies. From the transcript:

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09 Jul 13:40

I Wish The Movie Turtles Looked More Like Build-A-Bear's Turtles

by Mike Fahey

I Wish The Movie Turtles Looked More Like Build-A-Bear's Turtles

Available today online and in-stores Friday, Build-A-Bear Workshop's take on Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is going to cost me at least $140. Considering the alternatives, I think it's worth it.

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09 Jul 18:52

​Homestar Runner Might Be Coming Back. For Real.

by Evan Narcisse

​Homestar Runner Might Be Coming Back. For Real.

That little update in April was the first time that the internet got new Homestar Runner stuff in three years. Now, the cult cartoon's creators say that we'll be seeing more of Strong Bad, the Cheat and the show's other characters soon. Are you ready for a Strong Sad Tumblr?

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06 Jul 01:00

This Week's Top Comedy Video: Come Here

by SplitSider

Dude! Get off that dumb computer and come check this thing out! Come here, dude. Seriously. Come here.

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05 Jul 22:00

And Then DJ Jazzy Jeff Had A Super Mario Bros. Remix Battle

by Mike Fahey

And Then DJ Jazzy Jeff Had A Super Mario Bros. Remix Battle

During yesterday's Fourth of July Jam in Philadelphia, DJ Jazzy Jeff (sans Fresh Prince) and Jeremy Ellis got into a Super Mario Bros. remix battle, accompanied by The Roots. This is a thing that happened.

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05 Jul 23:21

Potato Salad Meets Kickstarter Goal 200 Times Over

by Mike Fahey

Potato Salad Meets Kickstarter Goal 200 Times Over

Zack Danger Brown of Columbus, Ohio wanted $10 to make some potato salad, so he went to Kickstarter. Now he has more than $2,000 to make potato salad, proving a long-standing theory here at Snacktaku — potato salad is pretty great.

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01 Jul 17:00

9 Fun DIY Projects for Backyard Movie Nights

by Lauren Hufnagl

I don't know about you, but I'd say that we see our friends and family about 100 times more in the summer than we do in the colder months of the year. There's something about warm weather and the freedom to go outdoors that brings people together. It's a time to foster community and friendship, to break bread and build relationships. And really for us, summer is one of the few times of the year that we can entertain at home, as our house isn't exactly sized for large groups of people. I've been thinking about hosting an outdoor movie night, and I want to make it fun but on a budget. Here are nine DIY ideas that I've come up with for just such a fete:

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02 Jul 21:00

Duvets and Sheets that Snap Together Mean Your Bed Stays Made Forever

by Andrew Liszewski
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Your bed dreams have come true!

Duvets and Sheets that Snap Together Mean Your Bed Stays Made Forever

Remember how putting an 'i' in front of everything was en vogue after the iPod became popular? That trend continues today with the term 'smart'. We've got smartphones, smartcars, smartwatches, and now even Smart Bedding, which uses a clever trick to ensure your sheets don't end up in a twisted knot by morning.

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02 Jul 15:00

Beyond Toy Storage: 20 Ways to Hack, Tweak, Repurpose & Reimagine IKEA's Trofast

by Carrie McBride
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Think you're clever using IKEA's Trofast to round up all your kids' toys, do ya? Well, okay, it is perfect for that, but that's so Trofast 1.0. You've got to expaaaaand your miiiiind. Think outside the biiiiiin. Like these folks, who show that mere toy storage is just the tip of the Trofast iceberg. Check out these 20 ways to use the use the Trofast. Some are true hacks and reimaginings, others minor tweaks and adjustments.

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02 Jul 17:08

The 10 Weirdest Movie Moments That Broke The Fourth Wall

by Madeleine Monson-Rosen on io9, shared by Tina Amini to Kotaku

The 10 Weirdest Movie Moments That Broke The Fourth Wall

There's something inherently science fictional about breaking the fourth wall — like passing from a dimension of fiction into the real world. And savvy filmmakers have been playing with the strangeness of this notion for years. Here are the 10 weirdest movie scenes that broke the fourth wall.

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02 Jul 19:00

A Rechargeable Tower Fan That Lets You Take a Breeze Wherever You Need

by Andrew Liszewski
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A Rechargeable Tower Fan That Lets You Take a Breeze Wherever You Need

A fan is only a useful way to beat the summer heat if you're in range of its blast. So to ensure the use of this GreenFan isn't limited by the location of your outlets or the length of its cord, it features an optional rechargeable battery so you can place it exactly where you need to cool off.

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02 Jul 19:11

Qwerkywriter, A Mechanical USB Keyboard Inspired by Vintage Typewriter Design

by EDW Lynch
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Ummm our next keyboard obviously.

The Qwerkywriter is a mechanical USB keyboard by game developer Brian Min with a design and feel inspired by vintage typewriters. Min is currently financing production of Qwerkywriter via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

Qwerkywriter Mechanical Keyboard

Qwerkywriter Mechanical Keyboard

photos via Brian Min

via DesignTAXI