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05 Dec 10:22

The Evolution Of Walter White With A Gun In His Face Is Why ‘Breaking Bad’ Is Everything

by Maske


The thing about counting down to the final eight episodes of a show that the internet is obsessed with is there are so many eyeballs picking up on the little things that make the show brilliant and bringing them to the rest of our attention. It’s why we’re in the golden age of both television and internet. Take pretty much everything Breaking Bad-related Dustin does, for example. Or the below new something from r/BreakingBad paying tribute to the acting prowess of Bryan Cranston.

Mr. Cranston is clearly a good enough actor that he can walk around Comic-Con in his own mask without anyone being the wiser, but a true testament to his finely tuned craft and why he should always win ALL THE AWARDS is this season by season breakdown of Walter White’s evolution as told by how he reacts to a gun in his face.


The man is a national treasure, folks. Speaking of which, here’s another image shared on r/Breaking Bad entitled, “Bryan Cranston and I at Comic-con this morning. Little did I know…


My what an equal parts tremendous and gut-wrenching story.


25 Jul 22:07

Netflix for Giant Arcade Consoles Is So Crazy It Just Might Work

by Mario Aguilar

Netflix for Giant Arcade Consoles Is So Crazy It Just Might Work

Buying an old-school arcade console is a big investment. Ms. Pac-Man bragging rights don't just cost a lot of money—you pay the price in real estate. That whole corner of your living room gone for just one measly game. A new service called All You Can Arcade sort of makes this proposition worthwhile.



22 Jul 18:33

XBox introduces Excel. Now you can play Accounting Hero with your friends [Stupid]

22 Jul 18:18

“Write faster” song sends George R.R. Martin into guitar-smashing rage

by Meredith Woerner

George R. R. Martin has had it with your "write faster" jokes. And he's not taking your lip anymore, so when Woostock performed “Write Like the Wind” by Paul and Storm at Comic-Con, Martin couldn't help but stop by and SHUT IT DOWN.



22 Jul 17:18

Some phones can be pwned by sending two SMS messages to them

by Cory Doctorow

Security researcher Karsten Nohl has shown that if you send some mobile phones an SMS that appears to originate with the phone company, the phone will SMS back an error message containing sensitive info about its SIM. With this info, you can send another SMS that terminally compromises the phone, giving the attacker the ability to listen in on calls, read texts, and impersonate the phone's owner. He disclosed the vulnerability to the GSM association early, and on August 1 he'll present his work at Black Hat in Las Vegas. At the root of the problem is a reliance on an older, compromised form of crypto, DES:

For each message, the network and the phone verify their identities by comparing digital signatures. The message sent by Mr. Nohl deliberately used a false signature for the network. In three-quarters of messages sent to mobile phones using D.E.S. encryption, the handset recognized the false signature and ended communication.

But in a quarter of cases, the phone broke off the communication and sent an error message back to Mr. Nohl that included its own encrypted digital signature. The communication provided Mr. Nohl with enough information to derive the SIM card’s digital key.

Mr. Nohl said he had advised the GSM Association and chip makers to use better filtering technology to block the kind of messages he had sent. He also advised operators to phase out SIM cards using D.E.S. encryption in favor of newer standards. He added that consumers using SIM cards more than three years old should get new cards from their carriers.

Encryption Flaw Makes Phones Possible Accomplices in Theft (via Engadget)

(Image: MTN SIM card, a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (2.0) image from warrenski's photostream)


22 Jul 05:00

"There a joke making the rounds that the end of Breaking Bad should be Bryan Cranston's Walter White entering the witness-protection program and becoming Hal from Malcolm in the Middle."

22 Jul 00:47

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents [Interesting]

21 Jul 05:16

Woody Allen Won Out Over William Faulkner in Court

by Connor Simpson

Sony Pictures had the lawsuit against Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris filed by William Faulkner's estate dismissed by a federal Mississippi court judge on Friday because, well, a poorly used nine word quote is not grounds for a fair use lawsuit. 

At one point in Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson's struggling novelist protagonist says: "The past is not dead! Actually, it's not even past. You know who said that? Faulkner. And he was right. And I met him, too. I ran into him at a dinner party." The line Wilson quotes is from Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun, and his estate wasn't happy with being included in the movie without getting some compensation. So Faulkner Literary Rights LLC filed suit against Allen and Sony Pictures for damages and some of the movies profits. But the funny thing is, Wilson's character didn't even get the line right. The actual text reads: "The past is never dead. It’s not even past."

So the whole lawsuit was over a nine-word line that wasn't even quoted right. 

Unsurprisingly, Mississippi judge Michael P. Mills dismissed it in a 17 page ruling delivered on Friday. "At issue in this case is whether a single line from a full-length novel singly paraphrased and attributed to the original author in a full-length Hollywood film can be considered a copyright infringement," Mills wrote. "In this case, it cannot."

Faulkner's estate tried to argue the line "describes the essence of Requiem," and therefore qualified for qualitative importance. Mills didn't see it that way, and his response is kind of hilarious. "Qualitative importance to society of a nine-word quote is not the same as qualitative importance to the originating work as a whole," he wrote. "Moreover, it should go without saying that the quote at issue is of miniscule quantitative importance to the work as a whole. Thus, the court considers both the qualitative and quantitative analyses to tip in favor of fair use." The judge also implied the Faulkner estate probably profited from being mentioned in the movie. 

Unlike the past, this lawsuit is dead.


20 Jul 04:39

The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: Muñeca (NSFW)

by Andrew Tarantola

This chilling horror story by Sergio Herencias is not for the faint of heart. You wouldn't expect a 3 minute short without dialog to be so skin crawlingly good—or have such an elegant twist. Tear your heart out, M. Night Shamalan.



16 Jul 16:18

Unmasking The Actors Behind The Teletubbies

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa, Po… or Simon, John, Nikki, Pui, as they like to be known.

Unbelievably, it's 12 years since Teletubbyland closed for business.

Unbelievably, it's 12 years since Teletubbyland closed for business.

That's 12 years since you had to pretend you didn't watch it.

That's 12 years since you had to pretend you didn't watch it.


So we thought it was about time we revealed the faces behind the... other faces.

So we thought it was about time we revealed the faces behind the... other faces.


Say "Eh-oh"!

Say "Eh-oh"!


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16 Jul 16:16

Scientists Think Cavemen Painted While High on Hallucinogenic Drugs

by Adam Clark Estes

Scientists Think Cavemen Painted While High on Hallucinogenic Drugs

There's something undeniably surreal about early cave paintings, something otherworldly or even psychedelic. And according to a team of international scientists, that's because the cave painters were doing mind-bending drugs while painting them.



16 Jul 14:53

Cover Them Back Up!: Vampire Graves Found In Poland

vampire-graves.jpg Four skeletons were recently unearthed in Poland that had been buried with their heads removed and placed between their legs, leading researchers to believe they're the remains of suspected vampires. Personally, they look more like wizard bones to me.
Decapitation was a common fate for suspected vampires among Slavic areas in the period following the introduction of Christianity, the Telegraph reports. The bodies were then buried with their heads between their legs in an attempt to prevent the skeletons from rising from the dead. There is speculation that the bodies were buried in the 16th century, the Independent notes. However, many questions still remain. "It's very difficult to tell when these burials were carried out," archaeologist Dr. Jacek Pierzak told the Dziennik Zachodni newspaper, per Polish Radio English.
Hey -- this reminds me of a joke. How many Polish vampires does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None, there's no such thing as vampires. Man, it must have sucked being one of these people. Thanks to T8RO and Alice, who agrees trying to convince an angry mob of pitchfork and torch wielding villagers that you're not a vampire is an uphill battle.
16 Jul 14:43

The Giant Robots Of ‘Pacific Rim’ Get Even More Improved Names (Reader Edition)

by RoboPanda

Improved Jaeger Names. The Giant Robots Of Pacific Rim Get More Improved Names

Pacific Rim may have finished third at the box office this weekend, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to enjoy the silly names of the giant robots (Jaegers) in the film. With names like Gipsy Danger, Striker Eureka, and Crimson Typhoon, these robots would be right at home in Key & Peele’s “East/West College Bowl” sketch.

After we posted these improved Jaeger names on Friday, commenters here and at Fark joined the fun, adding new Jaegers like the one above made by RaiderFanMikeP. We’ve collected a baker’s dozen of our favorites made by the readers. Come to think of it, “Reeder Bakersdozen” could also be a Jaeger name.

Improved Jaeger Names. The Giant Robots Of Pacific Rim Get More Improved Names

Made by Kyle in Tampa.

Improved Jaeger Names. The Giant Robots Of Pacific Rim Get More Improved Names

Made by k4mi.

Improved Jaeger Names. The Giant Robots Of Pacific Rim Get More Improved Names

Made by porkythefirst.

Improved Jaeger Names. The Giant Robots Of Pacific Rim Get More Improved Names

Made by Harold_of_the_Rocks.


Made by Mikey1969.


Made by olapbill.


Made by HeartBurnKid.


Made by StaleCoffee.


Made by Harold_of_the_Rocks.


Made by porkythefirst.


Made by Branch Dravidian.


Made by Thunderboy.

16 Jul 14:03

Huh, HBO Gave Google a Copyright Takedown Request for... VLC

by Casey Chan

Huh, HBO Gave Google a Copyright Takedown Request for... VLC

VLC is not a TV show. Nor is it a movie. Nor is it a music album. Nor is it anything but open source software that the entire Internet knows as the greatest video player in all the lands. HBO, however, apparently doesn't know that. The It's Not TV TV company recently sent Google a takedown request for VLC citing copyright infringement.



15 Jul 14:24

- Morri

by Lele

Do Facebook:

leminski   Morri

#morri, ou PARABÉNS à organização da FliPoços.

Esperamos prestigiar o evento e conversar tête-à-tête também com Clarice, Cecilia e Drummond.

(Valeu, @gabileonardelli)

12 Jul 18:32

Vatican bans child abuse

by Rob Beschizza
Preto Piano

agora resolve

Good news, everybody! Hada Messia, for CNN:
Pope Francis has laid down a law making it a crime to abuse children sexually or physically on Vatican grounds, the Holy See announced Thursday. The acts were already crimes under church law, but are now specifically outlawed within the Vatican city-state, which is home to hundreds of people.
12 Jul 14:52

Classificação científica dos nerds contemporâneos

by Ivo Neuman

Nestes tempos em que a nerdice se tornou moda e os profissionais de psicologia decidiram desistir de estudar a “cura nerd”, resta-nos observar os sintomas para conseguir identificar os diferentes tipos em que se classificam os geeks modernos contemporâneos de hoje em dia:

– – –

O Capinaremos regulou a autoria.

Classificação científica dos nerds contemporâneos foi publicado originalmente no TRETA.

11 Jul 17:11

Can We Stop Worrying About Millennials Yet?

Political cartoonist Matt Bors made an amazing comic about Boomers’ ongoing fascination with Millennials.


11 Jul 01:15

Poor Haitians Wearing Racy T-Shirts Donated By Americans

The even sadder twist is that the shirts were made in Haiti. It’s a photo series called “Pepe.”

The project is by two Haitian-based photographers: Paolo Woods and Ben Depp.

Here's a description of the project, edited from the Institute Artist website:

Croix-des-Bossales is a Port au Prince market where mounds of secondhand clothes bake in the sun. These garments are called "Pepe" and it is increasingly difficult to see a Haitian wearing something that has not been previously worn by an American.
Here's the lifecycle of the shirts. Port au Prince sweatshops produce these t-shirts sold in Walmart and other cheap clothing stores. The majority of "Pepe" that arrive back on the island have been donated by Americans to charities and collection centers, rejected by thrift shops, and have gone through the sorting warehouses run by Haitians in Miami that discard the winter clothes and other unmarketable items from the lot. And the worst T-shirts, those with the dumbest slogans, reappear in remote provinces of Haiti where all the people speak Creole, and very few understand much English.
For this project, Woods and Depp went to these areas on the hunt for the perfect T-shirt. Although this is already a sad story, it gets worse: the "Pepe" trade has put thousands of Haitian tailors out of business.

See more photos at Institute of Art website.

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10 Jul 22:13

Photographer Captures Blurry Video Of His Own Death Seconds Before Being Shot By Sniper

This is chilling.

Freelance photojournalist Ahmed Samir Assem was filming a sniper outside the Egyptian army's Republican Guard officers' club on Monday.


The sniper was firing at pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters who were kneeling to pray outside the officers' club.

The sniper was firing at pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters who were kneeling to pray outside the officers' club.

According to The Telegraph, Assem was taking photographs around the building when shots started being fired.

According to The Telegraph , Assem was taking photographs around the building when shots started being fired.

The 26-year-old photographer was shot in the forehead by one of multiple snipers that were reportedly firing on protesters. His footage shows more victims who were already shot.

The 26-year-old photographer was shot in the forehead by one of multiple snipers that were reportedly firing on protesters. His footage shows more victims who were already shot.

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10 Jul 19:45

leonardo da vinci! wolfgang amadeus mozart! william shakespeare! these are all people who managed to do cool things before either something around them killed them or their own body did it to them first!

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July 10th, 2013: Oh my goodness, what are that pteranodon and rhamphorhynchus doing at the top of the page? Why it appears they are big into This Is How You Die, the new sequel to Machine of Death that I co-edited, and one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books Of Summer!

Oh my goodness!

One year ago today: this comic goes out to all you lovers out there. all you lonely, lonely lovers. look i'm gonna bounce, this whole scene is bringing me down

– Ryan

06 Jul 21:24

2003 was a great year for music. that has nothing to do with this comic but i just - i just needed to tell someone

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July 4th, 2013: Adventure Time Vol. 3 is out! I wrote this book. It has lots of awesome comics in it! I recommend you read it and hope that you enjoy the experience!

secretly, it was the final art all along

One year ago today: i mean it's... non-fiction future history??

– Ryan

06 Jul 21:03

Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWI

by George Dvorsky

Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWI

While visiting an estate in Ontario's Niagara Falls two years ago, a film enthusiast stumbled upon a rare World War I Richard Verascope stereo camera previously owned by the French Army. Here's what he found inside.



06 Jul 20:03

Real Stuff: Soap Opera

by Dennis Eichhorn

Read the other Real Stuff stories and listen to Mark's interview with Dennis Eichhorn here.


06 Jul 18:10

Oreo-Stuffed Mini Cheesecakes with Homemade Dulce de Leche

by John Farrier

I've never had all three flavors together--or even heard of their combination--but I can see how they would work perfectly together. Winnie put a lot of work into this treat, but it will be worth it for anyone who gets to sit at her table.

Link (Translation) -via Tasteologie

06 Jul 18:01

How alien conspiracists are just like creationists

Scientific American According to the popular series Ancient Aliens, on H2 (a spinoff of the History channel), extraterrestrial intelligences visited Earth in the distant past, as evidenced by numerous archaeological artifacts whose scientific explanations prove unsatisfactory for alien enthusiasts. The series is the latest in a genre launched in 1968 by Erich von Däniken, whose book Chariots of the Gods? became an international best seller. It spawned several sequels, including Gods from Outer Space, The Gods Were Astronauts and, just in time for the December 21, 2012, doomsday palooza, Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials (the ones who failed to materialize).

Ancient aliens theory is grounded in a logical fallacy called argumentum ad ignorantiam, or “argument from ignorance.” The illogical reasoning goes like this: if there is no satisfactory terrestrial explanation for, say, the Nazca lines of Peru, the Easter Island statues or the Egyptian pyramids, then the theory that they were built by aliens from outer space must be true.

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01 Jul 01:53

Atheists unveil monument in Florida and promise to build 50 more

by David Ferguson
Preto Piano

In which atheism becomes a religion

At the unveiling of the first-ever atheist monument erected on government public property Saturday, the organization American Atheists announced that they plan to erect more monuments at locations throughout the country. In a press release, American Atheists President David Silverman said that the organization has plans for 50 more monuments at public sites across the country.

The unveiling took place at noon on Saturday at the courthouse in Starke, Florida, where last year a Christian group erected a monument to the Christian Bible’s Ten Commandments. The new atheist monuments will be placed in similar locations, where Christian groups have erected monuments to their beliefs in public, government-owned places.

“We’re not going to let them do it without a counterpoint,” Silverman told the Miami Herald. “If we do it without a counterpoint it’s going to appear very strongly that the government actually endorses one religion over another, or — I should say — religion in general over non-religion.”

The Starke monument was born out of a lawsuit filed by American Atheists asking that the Bradford County Courthouse remove the Ten Commandments monument, alleging that it violated the separation of church and state. The atheists were unable to have the Christian monument removed, but were told that they could erect their own monument at the site.

American Atheists agreed and Saturday presented the finished monument, a 1,500-pound granite bench and plinth inscribed with quotes by Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, as well as Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the founder of American Atheists.

Free speech, said Silverman, is for everyone. “This is one of the tricks that Christians have used” to get around the separation of church and state, he said.

“Because they go up and call it a free-speech zone and then they’re unopposed,” he explained. “They get their government legitimization because nobody else calls their bluff and puts something in.”

The 50 new monuments, the group said, are being funded by an anonymous donor.

[image of veiled monument via American Atheists Twitter feed]

01 Jul 01:30

What lava looks like when poured over ice

by Lauren Davis

It's difficult for geologists to witness the flow of lava on snow- and ice-covered volcanos, so researchers with the Syracuse University Lava Project decided to create their own simulation, melting 300 kg of lava and pouring it over ice to watch the effects.



30 Jun 01:25

C-3P0 Is the Best Worst Rapper

by Eric Limer

If there was a list of people (and robots) that should avoid rapping—and maybe there ought to be—C-3P0 would be sitting pretty far up towards the top. Fluent in six million forms of communication and not an ounce of flow.



30 Jun 01:24