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02 Jul 20:30

Trump’d

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01 Jul 20:00

A Simple Dream

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Word.

01 Jul 13:00

Aziz

30 Jun 20:00

The Gay Touch

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25 Jun 20:23

Rent a camping tent in someone’s backyard near Google X for $46/night

by David Pescovitz
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Someone did this in the house next to my apartment in Mountain View in the mid 90's. Three tents in his back yard.

Need a place to stay near Google X in Mountain View? John Potter is renting out a 9′ x 7′ Coleman tent in his backyard on Airbnb for $46/night.

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23 Jun 17:15

Showtime & Hulu Partner to Launch Streaming Service in Early July

by Sara Bibel
Hulu subscribers will soon have the ability to add the SHOWTIME service to their Hulu subscription and stream on a wide range of the most popular internet-connected streaming devices.
24 Jun 22:00

This is why

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23 Jun 17:00

Modern Phone Culture in One Picture

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I think that is here.

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22 Jun 17:00

One Thing

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Yasss.

22 Jun 18:45

Arlington Public Library Now Offering Netflix-Like Service for Audiobooks

by Mariah Joyce
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Neato

Hoopla Digital screenshotLibrary-goers may never have to wait for an audiobook again, thanks to a new Arlington Public Library partnership.

The library is working with an Ohio-based company called Hoopla Digital, which bills itself as a “free Netflix-like service” which users can access through their Apple TV, smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Hoopla offers a range of digital content including e-books, comics, audiobooks, music and streaming TV and movies.

The library’s current contract with Hoopla gives library patrons access to audiobooks and music, according to library spokesman Peter Golkin, who described the partnership as the next logical step in adapting to new technology, something libraries have been doing for decades.

Golkin said one particularly attractive feature of Hoopla was the elimination of waiting lists. In the past, when libraries bought audiobooks, they would have to buy several copies — and even then patrons could end up waiting a long time for more popular titles. Through Hoopla, however, one title can be checked out by an unlimited number of patrons.

The company also touts its automatic returns, which it says eliminate library late-fees. Users will be able to check out up to six items a month and listen to them as often as desired. Due to record label restrictions, the same album may only be checked out twice in a 30-day period.

Arlington Public Library began using Hoopla last Tuesday (June 16), and is the 10th library system in Virginia to do so. To start using the service, patrons can create an account through the library’s website.

08 Apr 15:00

All Posts Must Die in the Social Game of Thrones

Check out our new Game of Thrones site and keep up with season four!

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18 Jun 18:00

SNL Head Writer Colin Jost Tears Down Time Warner Cable over Twitter

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Very, very few people like their cable providers, and in factTime Warner Cable is America's worst company.

The mounting frustration let Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost to unleash his hate on Twitter June 17.

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16 Jun 20:00

Holy Fire

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11 Jun 16:00

The Best Selfie Stick Anyone Could Ask for? An Actual Friend!

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11 Jun 12:00

Please, Get Your Facts Straight

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Well played, George.

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10 Jun 11:00

Maybe It's Time to Get in a Better Head Space, Bro

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I'm gonna remember this.

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04 Jun 14:30

Check and Mate!

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03 Jun 15:05

Oakridge Elementary Gets Desks With Pedals to Help Fidgety Kids Learn

by Heather Mongilio
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Nice but... How about recess or gym? Cutting those gym classes is not so great huh? And I see a big problem with not letting the kids learn how to be still in appropriate situations, like a classroom. Can you imagine what will happen to them in high school?

Student on a pedal desk Stock photos Student on a swing desk

Oakridge Elementary is getting desks with bicycle pedals and swinging bars in an effort to incorporate movement and exercise into classroom learnings.

The new desks, as well as yoga ball chairs, are part of a pilot program to improve kids’ ability to learn while in school.

The idea behind the new equipment is based in science, said Heather Suave, a member of Oakridge’s 2Fit2Quit Committee and Wellness Council. Research has shown that when kids’ brains are active, which happens during exercise, they are able to retain more information.

“Kids in elementary school have the wiggles, and it’s a good energy release,” Suave said.

Oakridge Elementary was able to raise $9,000 through sponsorships and donations — from Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts, the Oakridge PTA and individual donations — to buy three of the two person pedal desks, four stand-up/swinging desks and eight yoga ball chairs.

The pilot program has only been in place for a month, Suave said, but it is already showing promise.

Jenn Crain, a third and fourth grade teacher, said the new equipment has helped with keeping her students focused and have not been a distraction in the classroom. She has had the pedal desk and standing desks in her class.

“Some of them prefer the pedal desk, some of them prefer the standing desk, some of them prefer none,” she said.

The kids have also had positive feedback toward the equipment, she said during a presentation.

Maxwell Thomas, an 8-year-old student, likes the pedal desk because they help him concentrate while he does his math schoolwork.

“I can get my body moving while I work,” Maxwell said.

Annabella Brooks, a fifth-grade student, likes the standing/swing-desk “because people have a way to fidget without making noise.”

The desk helps her concentrate and she finds it relaxing, Annabella said.

“It’s easier to think while moving,” she said.

This is the first pilot program in Virginia. The equipment is also used in 30 schools in Texas and in 32 other states, said Lowell Lease, a representative with KidsFit, the company that provides the equipment.

The company has received good feedback on the equipment from other schools as well, Lease said.

“The kids love it,” he said. “The teachers love it because the kids pay attention better.”

28 May 14:00

No Thanks, I'll Just Ride My Scooter Out of Here

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He needs aloe stat!

27 May 18:17

Glitch of the Day: Sending a Certain Text Message Will Force Anyone’s iPhone to Shut Down

A flaw in Apple’s iOS is allowing pranksters to remotely shut down other people’s phones.

Some iPhone users on Reddit recently discovered that sending a certain string of text to someone will force the recipient’s device to crash and reboot.

The issue apparently lies in the way the iPhone handles notifications and unicode.

Here’s an explanation from The Guardian:

When the text message is displayed by a banner alert or notification on the lockscreen, the system attempts to abbreviate the text with an ellipsis. If the ellipsis is placed in the middle of a set of non-Latin script characters, including Arabic, Marathi and Chinese, it causes the system to crash and the phone to reboot.

You can watch the error in action in the demo video above.

It reportedly only works if the other person does not already have their text thread open at the time, and you can prevent it from happening to you by turning off banner notifications and text previews (Here’s a visual of the settings on Imgur).

And if you can’t access your messages after the glitch, you can also apparently send a new message to the thread using Siri or Notes, and when it opens just delete the malicious text.

Of course the best way to prevent this from happening is by not being a troll and sending the text to anyone in the first place.

Apple apparently knows this is a problem and is hopefully working on a fix ASAP.

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26 May 16:00

We Will Not Settle for Tagalongs in This House

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It's Jay's battle too ;)

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22 May 14:00

Whatever You Say, Brainiac

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20 May 20:23

Whiplash rental for $1 on Amazon

by Mark Frauenfelder
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Eff that bad review. It's a hell of a film and definitely worth a watch, especially for a buck.

Richard Brody of the New Yorker sure did hate the movie Whiplash ("a work of petty didacticism that shows off petty mastery") but I loved it. Amazon is offering Whiplash as a streaming rental for just $1, so you can experience the film's "grotesque and ludicrous caricature" of jazz without your insulting your wallet along with your sensibility.

17 May 15:00

Poor Felton. Some Roles Follow You for a Lifetime.

15 May 20:00

Behold the Beast, Slayer of the Post

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Tagged: dogs , twitter , pets , prank , lion , failbook , g rated
08 May 15:30

Technology is amazing

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Ha! Jay and I have been known to skype each other while in the house.

07 May 13:00

No Upbringing Can Stop a Jerk

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Putting the nugget in my back pocket.

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21 Apr 12:00

Facebook Knows You're Becoming a Spinster

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It is only a meter of time FB suggests this to me. However, what creepy FB did do was suggest if I know the Arlington woman who was murdered recently. I was like WHAAAA?

20 Apr 17:00

Knock Knock

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Bam!

17 Apr 12:00

Gwyneth Paltrow Thinks That People on Food Stamps Are Buying Seven Limes and Kale

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She has clearly never been poor. I don't see one ramen or box or store brand mac & cheese or even pasta in there. Pasta was my lifeblood and I literally took a pn additional job for food when my doc said not to eat it, or crappily, anymore (high cholesterol at 19).