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20 May 05:12

really-shit: TimeoutTy Foster explores the emotional and...

by really-shit

Cuuute! Annoying captions, though :p



Ty Foster explores the emotional and physical flaws of having a plastic “prison” (elizabethan collar) installed on your animal in this series.. Although these cones are meant to reduce scratching, they can be the cause of much discomfort.

13 May 22:30

Is Big Data Leaving Hadoop Behind?

by samzenpus
knightsirius writes: Big Data was seen as one the next big drivers of computing economy, and Hadoop was seen as a key component of the plans. However, Hadoop has had a less than stellar six months, beginning with the lackluster Hortonworks IPO last December and the security concerns raised by some analysts.. Another survey records only a quarter of big data decision makers actively considering Hadoop. With rival Apache Spark on the rise, is Hadoop being bypassed in big data solutions?

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14 May 15:37

Fox News station is "sexually sick" for blurring nipples of Picasso: NY Mag art critic

by Mark Frauenfelder

fox-newsIn a gesture of respect for the delicate morals of its angry, fear-obsessed viewership, a Fox News station blurred out the abstract breasts of Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O), which sold for $179 million this week. New York magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz called Fox5NY "sexually sick."

15 May 00:36

themarysue: remeanie:The Unflappable Captain Kirk Kirk...



The Unflappable Captain Kirk

Kirk redefines “unflappable.”

13 May 04:00

New book: Thing Explainer

New book: Thing Explainer!

10 May 09:00

Hyperrealistic Animal Lollipops

by John Farrier

(Photos: Ameshin)

Spoon & Tamago tells us that amezaiku--the Japanese art of lollipop making--has thrived since the Eighth Century. Shrinri Tezuka is a master of the craft. He owns Ameshin, a studio and workshop in Tokyo. There, he produces wondrously realistic and completely edible lollipops that look like animals. He combines sugar, starch, and food coloring into the forms of fish, frogs, and snakes.

12 Mar 09:07

Home-office tax writeoffs can generate big savings

by CBC News

Thanks baby


A taxpayer's ability to deduct expenses for a personal workspace depends on whether the Canada Revenue Agency considers it to be a legitimate home office. Be warned: the rules are strict.

03 Apr 02:39

[] – Board games for cheap

by tinu
Amazon has a sale on some board games made by “Oueen Games”. The games are:

• Maharani – 14.79$ -
• Mammut – 17.29$ -
• Castelli – 15.79$ -

Normal price for these games is 50+$. Free shipping over 25$.
01 Apr 02:09

Toronto to St. John's, Newfoundland | $272 roundtrip including taxes | June 2015

by chris_myden

Cape St. Marys, Newfoundland

Sunwing just dropped the price of some of their Toronto (YYZ) to St. John's, Newfoundland (YYT) flights in June 2015 down to $272 roundtrip including taxes. The flights are non-stop.

How to find this deal

1. Go to

2. Select 'Flights'

3. Search for a flight from Toronto to St. John's. Use one of the following date combinations:

June 17, 18, 19
June 19, 22

June 19 to 22 is a Friday to Monday flight.

screenshot of verified price page on

For live discussion of this deal, or to get some amazing travel advice from over 22,370 real travelers in Toronto, join us in the YYZ Deals Facebook Group

Thanks to Rishi, a member of the group, for spotting and sharing this deal.

Hit Like if you like this deal! Click Share to show your friends on Facebook.

20 Mar 05:00


09 Mar 07:00

A Tumblr Dedicated To Kindle Cover Disasters

by Zeon Santos

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The world of digital media is wide open for new creators to share their vision with the world, and many people are choosing to self publish their stories these days instead of dealing with a publisher.

Putting your story out there by yourself is great, but choosing to also create your own cover art, which is still a big factor in whether people will buy your book or not, can negatively affect sales.

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If the cover art is lousy, offensive or too minimal it may turn customers off, but if it’s a total disaster it might end up on a Tumblr called Kindle Cover Disasters!

Like purveyors of fine literary cheese, the folks behind Kindle Cover Disasters are giving these bottom of the barrel works of cover art a home and an audience, so we can all savor the flavor!

-Via Dangerous Minds

27 Feb 19:09

Faucet dispenses water in pleasing patterns

by Mark Frauenfelder

faucetNeat faucet. They need work on their marketing copy.

The Swirl Faucet focuses its attention on the flow of the water. It features beautiful flow with intricate swirls, giving you the kind of hand wash that makes you feel like the rich and famous, even if you’re not!


28 Feb 00:30

Video: Grizzly Bear vs. Hay Bale

24 Feb 21:02

Toronto Symphony Orchestra - $20 New Creations concerts. Feb 28, Mar 4 & 7

by sprung

Want to go with me?

Great way to try the symphony experience for just $20/ticket.

common FAQs here , there is no dress code but please avoid heavy perfume , cologne, AXE...

FYI - there is a Burger King at Metro Hall, 200 Wellington St W. Only open weekdays (M-F, 7AM-6PM) but for the March 4 performance you could load up on $1.79 nuggets or do Whopper Wednesday instead before the show
19 Feb 19:34

Shooting Construction

by John Hill
If you like tunnels, tall buildings and other large-scale constructions, head over to ENR to see the winners in their 2014 Annual Readers' Photo Contest (runners up can be found here). Here are a few standouts.

[Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant, photographed by Robin Scheswohl]

[L: East Side Access Project, photographed by Rehema Trimiew; R: Legacy Way Tunnel Project, photographed by Steve Ryan]
20 Feb 20:20

Mark Your Calendars, Moneybags

by John Hill
As spotted at Artforum, and with my emphasis:
The Skystone Foundation has announced that James Turrell’s Roden Crater project near Flagstaff, Arizona will be opened from May 14 to May 17 with limited access reserved at five-thousand dollars per person.

Roden Crater, the unfinished magnum opus of Turrell, is closed to the public, so this is one of those rare opportunities for those with both taste and wealth. On top of the $5,000, tax-deductible "donation," the travel company overseeing the package is charging an addition $1,500 to "cover a portion of visitor's expenses while they're staying on site," again per the Artforum blurb. The donation money goes toward the Skystone Foundation, "the organization responsible for the fundraising, administration and realization of James Turrell’s Roden Crater project."
20 Feb 04:38

Humble Weekly Bundle: Co-op 2

by Nyalist


I love finding new co-op games to play with my gf. I noticed this week's humble bundle had a good few selections, great for those who have others to play with :).

Shadow Puppeteer

bb & obb - Best Friends Forever Double Pack

Hero Siege




15 Feb 03:56

[] Death Note Complete Set DVD - $33.97

by FireChip
regular price $ 51.99
Price: $ 33.97 & FREE Shipping.
You Save:$ 18.02 (35%)

There is english language. Proof: look at the back dvd image and read the comments. One of my favourite anime. I also love full metal alchemist brotherhood, attack on titan and spirited away.
16 Feb 00:38

Get $6 In Google Play Credit For Valentine's Day

by c9gunner
Just added $6 to my Google Play account.

18 Feb 00:46

Exploding Kittens (Card/Board Game)

by MilkyWind
Wasn't sure where to post this. I believe it would be a hot deal as I believe you can no longer get the special item/box/extra card set after the kickstarter is over. Board/card games like this normally sell for more on ebay later on for collectors.

It is the most backed kickstarter in history. Ends in 48 hours. Produced by the same company that makes cards against humanity.

Shipping to Canada only 5 bucks.

(All 30 achievements have already been unlocked, so game will also come with a special secret item. It just hasn't been updated.)
15 Feb 03:37

[Nuuvem] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel STEAMWORKS Steam Key $16.43 CAD After Coupon

by DanRFD
Use coupon code: tE43Fe7ZmlHS
Non-region locked Steam key (historical low), Nuuvem is a legit site. Checkout using PayPal. STEAMWORKS game, even though it says Mac it works on PC too.
Keys for the now sold out Lego bundle will be added to your account in a few days if you purchased that deal.

Making an account (name for profile is basically a screen name): register here then go to the game page to add it to your cart.

Might be worth waiting for a complete edition with all the dlc included, I have 850 Steam games so I don't really care about this being on sale but some of you might be interested in it ;)
12 Feb 02:26


14 Feb 04:41

[Lands' End] 25% Off February 17-24

by alanbrenton
Just received this in the mail this week and had to use OCR. Not sure about custom duties if shipped to Canada.

Click on the "Enter Promotion Code" link in the Checkout section of your Shopping Bag at and enter your code and PIN

PIN: 1902

Receive 25% off Lands' End merchandise online by phone or in store (excludes Overstock, Not Quite Perfect" product. Buy More and Save pricing, monogramming, embroidery. gift boxing, gift cards shipping, taxes, duties, Lands' End'Business Outfitters purchases and excluded items as marked). 5-7 business day delivery to most addresses. Discount will be applied; checkout. This offer has no cash value and is not redeemable for cash. Promotional savings may be deducted from returns. Offer vaitd 12:00 a.m. Central, February 17.2015, through 11:59 p.m. Central, February 24,2015. Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers.

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12 Feb 10:22

30 Day free trial of unlimited Kindle []

by nicolascon
Kindle Unlimited seems to have started in Canada. There is a 30 day free trial right now and then 9.99 after that for unlimited amount of ebooks. Choose from over 750,000 books

its on the front page of amazon

free trial is not available in Quebec.
11 Feb 16:17

Vancouver to Amsterdam in May - $385

by chrisvales
I've been looking at the cheapest way to get to Europe from Vancouver (one way) and Amsterdam is usually one of those destinations. For the longest time, I have seen around $480ish and I was in shock when I saw it for $385.

Just search on Google Flights. It's only 3 weeks in May, which is limited, but some people might want to travel to Europe in May just before it hits the high touristy season of summer.
11 Feb 16:59

KLM 36 hr deal - YYZ, YOW, or YUL to Madrid for $699 RTN with tax

by Blyss
KLM is offering 36% discount off when flying from Ottawa, Toronto, or Montreal to Madrid. Usually it's $1,093 for a return flight but it's $699 taxes included. The deal is only offered for the next 3 days. It looks like this deals is from Feb to May time frame and then from Sept to May 2016.

Comparing to Air Canada, it's a deal... AC is showing the same flight for $1100 before taxes.
11 Feb 15:04

Toronto - BOGO Mirvish Shows. Robin Hood, Cannibal, and more

by sprung

ONLINE: Click "BUY TICKETS" located beneath the show of your choice. Buy tickets using the promotional code 2HEARTS. Must be purchased in multiples of 2 (full price split in half). Online Sales are 24 Hours - at your convenience - easy & safe.

PHONE: Call TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. Quote code 2HEARTS. Friendly, knowledgeable agents are here to assist you.

THEATRE BOX OFFICE: Visit us at any of our theatre box offices and ask for code 2HEARTS.

On Stage Now Through March 29, 2015
Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St W

Offer valid on all remaining performances through Mar 29, 2015

If you haven't yet seen ROBIN HOOD, you owe it to yourself to see it. It's not the show you'd expect. It will surprise and delight you at every turn. And then it will surprise you again.

On Stage Now Through May 31, 2015
Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St

Offer valid on the following performances:
Mar 10 - Mar 29, 2015

Don't miss your chance to see the exhilarating, multi-award-winning musical as it returns to Toronto for a limited engagement.

On Stage Now Through March 15, 2015
Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W

Offer valid for the Sunday February 15th 8PM performance.

Following the internationally acclaimed sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, theatre legend, Oscar-recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner ANGELA LANSBURY returns to the stage this winter in her Tony Award®-winning role as Madam Arcati, in Michael Blakemore's revival of Noël Coward's smash-hit comedy play, BLITHE SPIRIT.

On Stage March 14 - April 5, 2015
Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge St

Offer valid on the following performances:
Mar 14 - Mar 20, 2015

What's in a name? It can be quite a lot...if your parents have named you and your siblings for dysfunctional characters in the plays of Chekhov.

On Stage May 19 - June 21, 2015
Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St W

Offer valid on the following performances:
May 19 - May 24

The haunting tragedy of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston

On Stage Now Through March 8, 2015
Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge St

Offer valid on the following performances:

Sat Feb 14 10:30pm
Wed Feb 18th 7pm
Thursday Feb 19th 7pm
Friday Feb 20th 7pm
Fri Feb 27th 7pm
Sun March 1st 7pm
Fri March 6th 7pm
Sun March 8th 2:30pm and 7pm

"All Singing! All Dancing! All Flesh Eating!" Trey Parker's Cannibal! The Musical live on stage.
11 Feb 13:14

WestJet "Exclusive member offer: 20% off. One day only"

by atlantic_man
Just got the e-mail:

"Book by: February 11, 2015 (9:59 p.m. MT)
Travel from: Now until June 24, 2015 "

Here is my "Promo code WJP92", and "Coupon code (Web coupon no.) HABVNQC". Enjoy!
31 Jan 23:24

edwardspoonhands: Why is the Alphabet in Alphabetical Order and...

01 Feb 00:37

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