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My first telescope! The wife really outdid herself this year!
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NSA Reports It May Have Broken Laws With Decade of Spying on U.S. Citizens
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Merry fuckin' Christmas, from Jay & Silent Bob!
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PsBattle: Kid taking lightsaber super seriously.
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ELI5 why does it appear so easy for hackers to shut down multimillion dollar services like PSN (...)
Wouldn't you expect these services to have top notch cyber security as they are primarily Internet based services, or are the hackers just really good at what they do? Edit: thanks for all the answers! I appreciate the insight! And
She's waiting...
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Sony Honeydicked us into watching The Interveiw
Edit: Found out what R.I.P my inbox is like. Thanks for an awesome Christmas present! submitted by blacktrout225 to Showerthoughts
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Mozilla and Japan's KDDI launch Fx0, the first Firefox OS phone with 4G LTE, NFC; made by LG, c(...)
Robin Sinha / NDTV Gadgets:Mozilla and Japans KDDI launch Fx0, the first Firefox OS phone with 4G LTE, NFC; made by LG, costs about $420  —  LG Fx0 Firefox OS
The Interview is a pirate hit with over 750K estimated torrent downloads, with restricted avail(...)
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:The Interview is a pirate hit with over 750K estimated torrent downloads, with restricted availability outside the US a possible driving factor  —  The Interview Is A Pirate
PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Are Down, And The Notorious Hacker Gang 'Lizard Squad' Is Tak(...)
Dave Smith / Business Insider:PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Are Down, And The Notorious Hacker Gang ‘Lizard Squad’ Is Taking Credit  —  Hackers dont take a holiday, it seems.  Hours
FTC charges data broker LeapLab with selling consumers' financial details to fraudsters (Natash(...)
Natasha Singer / New York Times:FTC charges data broker LeapLab with selling consumers financial details to fraudsters  —  Data Broker Is Charged With Selling Consumers Financial Details to ‘Fraudsters’  — 
NSA reports show agency may have violated laws by unauthorized surveillance of Americans for ov(...)
David Lerman / Bloomberg:NSA reports show agency may have violated laws by unauthorized surveillance of Americans for over a decade  —  U.S. Spy Agency Reports Improper Surveillance of Americans  —  The National Security Agency today
Facebook's Year in Review app shows how algorithms can inadvertently hurt users in worst-case s(...)
Eric Meyer / Thoughts From Eric:Facebooks Year in Review app shows how algorithms can inadvertently hurt users in worst-case scenarios  —  Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty  —  I didnt go looking for
Judge denies Facebook's request to dismiss class action lawsuit over private message scanning t(...)
John Timmer / Ars Technica:Judge denies Facebooks request to dismiss class action lawsuit over private message scanning to target ads  —  Suit over Facebooks practice of scanning users messages to
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: Still in the trenches
Congress members marked the holiday season with a moment of unusual comity.Republicans formed coalitions with moderate Democrats to push back populists on the right and left who opposed elements of the spending bill with enough fervour to flirt with closing
Photos Merge London's Ghosts of Christmas Past
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Vagina artist Megumi Igarashi arrested again
Vagina artist Megumi Igarashi paddles a kayak, designed in the shape of her own vagina, in October last year in Tokyo.-----------------------An artist who made a kayak modeled on her own vagina was arrested again on Wednesday, police said, in a
Inside Drone School: How to Fly an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
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Origins of the Christmas feast: The flight of the turkey
The turkey does not come from Turkey.Of all the turkey’s misnomers, the official Linnaean name from 1758 must qualify as the wrongest: Meleagris gallopavo gallopavo. It crosses Greek roots with Latin to mean “guinea-fowl chicken-peacock chicken-peacock”. Wro …
Merry Christmas all of you Wonderful Viners!!!!
Merry Christmas all of you wonderful viners. Its a quiet one here and our first snowfall in the valley that has stuck. Wishing you all the best for the New Year.
What South Africa Can Learn From Black America - The Root
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Your smartphone is changing the way your fingers work
Your smartphone is changing more than just your habits -- its changing the way your hands work, too. Swiss researchers have discovered that activity in the brain cortex associated with index fingers and thumbs is enhanced directly in proportion to
13 free iPhone 6 wallpapers that put Earth's beauty in your pocket
Creative wallpapers for your home and lock screens are a great personal touch for any phone. Dont just stick with the pre-selected, built-in wallpapers - branch out.
Environmental noise in spawning areas: the case of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Fisheries Oceanography , Vol. 16, No. 2. , pp. 202-206, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2419.2006.00424.x To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.
OK, lets have your thinking on how best to tackle the 40-60 yard approach shot
I prefer to keep the ball as low as possible with a fair amount of spin, couple hops and stop from that 40-60 yard range. Of course that has to come from the fairway to get the ball cleanly to
6 easy last minute Christmas gifts you can make at home
The day before Christmas is often a hectic one, featuring a certain amount of mad scrambling to ensure everything is in order for the big celebration. Before dashing off to the mall for last-minute purchases to round out someones gift
Ex-President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital
Spokesman Jim McGrath said in statement that Bush was taken Tuesday evening by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution. Bush spent nearly two months in the same hospital and was discharged in January 2013 after treatment for a
Climate talks end 2014 in disarray
In case you missed the outcome of the latest United Nations climate change conference in Lima, Peru, it was another costly, embarrassing failure. This one is likely to be remembered mostly for a staggeringly stupid stunt by Greenpeace employees, who
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Obscene Kayak would be a great name for a band
Thank you Fark. DIT
Jack Daniels, married by Johnny Walker, names his son Jim Beam. I'll drink to that, that, and t(...)
Photoshop Theme: Design a logo for Santa's toy-making operation
After nationwide internet outage, North Korea now struggling to stay online. In other words, th(...)
'A tragedy waiting to happen" A dire threat is exposed. And yes - it is rubber bands. What else(...)
Airline passenger flips out, gets thrown off the plane because: A) Wi-Fi doesn't work. B) cabin(...)
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A recipe for an Icelandic song
Take one part saw (1:15 in). Add one part glockenspiel and one part fiðla. Then, a dash of harmonium and some drum brushes. Accentuate with a cello, then layer with keyboards. Finally, add some piano and ensure there are two
The Most Surreal Season
In 1959, iconic Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí agreed to design several holiday greeting cards for Hallmark, with several stipulations. He asked for $15,000 in cash in advance for 10 greeting card designs, with no suggestions from Hallmark for the subject
Amazon One-hour Delivery
Amazon has worked diligently on improving its product delivery process. Same-day delivery is pretty standard now in parts of the country where they have closer distribution centers. They have also implemented lockers for pickup and have been working on developing
You know what you can't screw up, though.
Red Letter Media drunkenly reviews the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special as part of thier Best of the Worst series. Theres also a new episode of Mr. Plinkett The Animated Series but who wants to watch that crap.
More Weird New Christmas Music than you can shake a Christmas Tree at
Christmas music permeates America between Thanksgiving and New Years, but so much of it is tired covers of covers of songs we have all heard hundreds of times. Isnt there anyone, out there, who is making original and possibly weird
How close are you willing to get?
2014: The Year in Pictures.
Is this the place where I ask questions I can't get answers to?
The New York Public Librarys Instagram feed (as discussed previously for its #ReviewsOnTues feature) is now serializing the librarians latest find:We found an old recipe box while cleaning out a desk, and it was labeled Interesting Reference Questions, the contents
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