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16 Aug 17:30

A Rat’s Tale [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy
16 Aug 17:28

Right in the Feels: A Tribute Video to Jaime Lannister, Kingslayer

by Geeks are Sexy

A fantastic tribute video to Jaime Lannister, Kingslayer, one of the characters most people hated early when the show started, and now things are not so clear with him anymore: some hate him still, some love him.


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16 Aug 17:26

Be Sure to Watch the Background Jogger in This Short Sketch [Video]

by Geeks are Sexy

For once, what we see just in front of the camera is not what you should watch.

Two friends have a very important conversation.


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10 Aug 21:46

Alien: Covenant [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy

#alien #covenant #paulxwalsh #comic

Une publication partagée par paul walsh (@paulxwalsh) le

[Source: Paul Walsh on Instagram]

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10 Aug 21:45

Keep Dreaming

10 Aug 21:44

But I'm Not in Yet...

10 Aug 21:32

AMD Threadripper 1950X review: Better than Intel in almost every way

by Mark Walton

Enlarge / With an orange and blue color scheme to boot...

If Ryzen was a polite, if firm way of telling the world that AMD is back in the processor game, then Threadripper is a foul-mouthed, middle-finger-waving, kick-in-the-crotch "screw you" aimed squarely at the usurious heart of Intel. It's an olive branch to a part of the PC market stung by years of inflated prices, sluggish performance gains, and the feeling that, if you're not interested in low-power laptops, Intel isn't interested in you.

Where Intel charges $1,000/£1,000 for 10 cores and 20 threads in the form of the Core i9-7900X, AMD offers 16C/32T with Threadripper 1950X. Where Intel limits chipset features and PCIe lanes the further down the product stack you go—the latter being ever more important as storage moves away from the SATA interface—AMD offers quad-channel memory, eight DIMM slots, and 64 PCIe lanes even on the cheapest CPU for the platform.

Threadripper embraces the enthusiasts, the system builders, and the content creators that shout loud and complain often, but evangelise products like no other. It's the new home for extravagant multi-GPU setups, and RAID arrays built on thousands of dollars worth of M.2 SSDs. It's where performance records can be broken, and where content creators can shave precious minutes from laborious production tasks, while still having more than enough remaining horsepower to get their game on.

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02 Aug 14:34

IBM and Sony cram up to 330 terabytes into tiny tape cartridge

by Sebastian Anthony

Enlarge / IBM's Mark Lantz holding one square inch of the new super-dense magnetic tape. Sony can squeeze more than a kilometre of tape inside a cartridge, for a max capacity of 330 terabytes. (credit: IBM Research)

IBM and Sony have developed a new magnetic tape system capable of storing 201 gigabits of data per square inch, for a max theoretical capacity of 330 terabytes in a single palm-sized cartridge.

For comparison, the world's largest hard drives—which are about twice the physical size of a Sony tape cartridge—are the 60TB Seagate SSD or 12TB HGST helium-filled HDD. The largest commercially available tapes only store 15TB. So, 330TB is quite a lot.

To achieve such a dramatic increase in areal density, Sony and IBM tackled different parts of the problem: Sony developed a new type of tape that has a higher density of magnetic recording sites, and IBM Research worked on new heads and signal processing tech to actually read and extract data from those nanometre-long patches of magnetism.

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24 Jul 16:25

Human liver cells seeded in mouse expands 50-fold to functional organoid

by Beth Mole

Vascularized engineered human liver tissue that has self-organized into a lobule-like microstructure. (credit: Chelsea Fortin/Bhatia Lab/Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research)

Being able to grow your own new organs may be in reach—with some cellular assembly required.

With a carefully constructed clump of cells, mice grew their own functional human liver organoids in a matter of months, researchers report this week in Science Translational Medicine. The cellular organ seeds blossomed in the rodents, expanding 50-fold in that time. They appeared to form complex liver structures, tap into vasculature, and carry out the functions of a normal liver. The critical factor in getting the organoids to take root, the authors report, was having the seed cells arranged just right.

Though the organ seeds are far from any clinical application, researchers are hopeful that they’ll one day be able to engineer larger liver organs to treat patients with liver failure or damage.

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19 Jul 20:49

A Comcast billing nightmare affects woman caring for her sick father

by Jon Brodkin

You can check out any time you'd like, but you can never... well, you know the song. (credit: Aurich Lawson)

Amie Stepanovich‏ has been shuttling back and forth between Washington, DC, and Ohio, where her father is "very sick and currently in the hospital and unable to speak for himself," she wrote in a series of tweets yesterday. Stepanovich has power of attorney for her father and wants to reduce his Comcast bill, which costs "quite a lot" of money each month.

But when she called Comcast last weekend, a company rep "told me they couldn't handle [the] request on [the] phone because I wasn't authorized," she wrote.

Stepanovich says she was instructed to take her father's identification and hospital bills to a Comcast service center in order to get the Comcast bill reduced. She tried to call the nearest service center "to verify what I was told before I drove, but you can't call service centers directly—only published number is [the] main line that I'd already called."

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10 Jul 21:44

Digging to Freedom

by KatSwenski

Sometimes we create our own prisons. 

10 Jul 21:40

Widdle Puppster

by KatSwenski


07 Jul 19:22


by KatSwenski

His superhero outfit is a literal T-shirt. 

07 Jul 19:22


by KatSwenski

Truth is, Bailey was trying so hard not to eat that other dog.

07 Jul 19:19

Better Friends

by KatSwenski

Her other friends are way cooler, trust me.

07 Jul 18:15


29 Jun 17:11

A person. . .

by Ryan
27 Jun 17:29

Once Upon a Time [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy
27 Jun 15:57

Google fined $2.7B by European Commission for abusing search monopoly

by Sebastian Anthony

Enlarge (credit: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

Google has been gut-punched by the European Commission for abusing its search monopoly to squeeze out other players on the Web. Europe's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, had been expected to hit Google with a fine of around €1 billion, but the actual number is far larger: €2.42 billion, the largest anti-monopoly fine ever issued.

In addition to the fine, Google will be required to change its search algorithm so that every competing service is fairly crawled, indexed, ranked, and displayed. If Google fails to remedy its anti-competitive conduct within 90 days it will face daily penalty payments of up to 5 percent of the daily worldwide turnover of Google's parent company Alphabet. The commission's full statement on the decision makes for quite damning reading.

Google, as reported by the AFP news agency, "respectfully disagrees" with the EU's fine and is considering an appeal. We have asked Google for comment and will update this story when it responds.

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27 Jun 15:53

Jim Carrey's Career

27 Jun 14:58

There's Got to Be a Rule 34 of This Somewhere

27 Jun 14:39

I Don't Know How I Can be Any Clearer

web comics men at bars

Submitted by: (via Sarah Andersen)

Tagged: bars , dating
27 Jun 14:37

And I'm Just Sitting Here With My HTC Phone

21 Jun 15:13

New cast.

by Ryan
19 Jun 19:34

Waaake Up Sleepyhead

06 Jun 18:00

Posting Pictures of His Food [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy
05 Jun 17:41

Liam Neeson on The Importance of Cleaning Dirty Dishes and Wi-Fi Access

by Geeks are Sexy


Redditor labuzan writes:

My teenagers refuse to put their dishes in the dishwasher. So I put this above the sink.

[Reddit | Via CB]

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02 Jun 16:03

Tracking Your Every Move Online [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy

A comic by artist J. L. Westover from Mr. Lovenstein comics.

[Source: Mr. Lovenstein Comics | Like Mr. Lovenstein on Facebook | Follow “Mr. Lovenstein” on Twitter]

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23 May 14:53

Gorgeous Star Trek LCARS Schematic Prints

by Geeks are Sexy

Artist LCARSStudio47 has a marvelous Etsy shop where he sells gorgeous Star Trek ship schematics that would all look quite wonderful hanging on a wall in my living room. Check ’em all out below!

[Star Trek LCARS Schematic Prints]

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22 May 21:28

Choose Your Fighter

Choose Your Fighter Just so you know...yes, I know the phrase "Choose your fighter!" is from Mortal Kombat and not Street Fighter. It was just that "Player Select" was a less impactful title.

source: Double Xp

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