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The Slot A Tale of 2 White Bores and Their 2 White Boards | Fusion We Asked ICE About the Prank Call

The Slot A Tale of 2 White Bores and Their 2 White Boards | Fusion We Asked ICE About the Prank Calls to Their Anti-Immigrant Hotline and They Kind of Lost Their Shit | Deadspin How To Suck At Being A Sports Media Critic | The Root People Are Outraged That Obama Got $400,000 as a Speaking Fee |Read […]

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Facebook Shruggingly Admits It’s a Tool for Propagandists

Back in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was “quite proud of the impact that we were able to have on civic discourse,” doubling down on his stance that the rise of misinformation, spread of outright propaganda, and rapid erosion of trust in the fourth estate were anyone’s problems but his. A whitepaper …Read […]

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Donald Glover’s Funk Album Proves that He’s Going to Be a Great Lando Calrissian

Star Wars fans everywhere let out a collective whoop when Disney announced Donald Glover would be playing a younger version of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo film. His outsize charm and sly wit makes him a seemingly perfect fit for the galaxy’s boldest gambler. But if you want to take your excitement about…Read […]

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The Worst Lies From Yesterday’s Anti-Net Neutrality Speech

Yesterday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order, which prevented internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or prioritizing certain traffic, and reclassified providers as “common carriers.” Up to that moment, Pai had kept reasonably quiet about how he planned to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Here’s What Tends to Happen When Broadband Companies “Self Regulate”

Net neutrality is on the chopping block, and one drum that FCC chairman Ajit Pai keeps beating is the idea that without government intervention, broadband companies like your internet service provider and wireless carrier will regulate themselves. Let’s see what history has to say about that.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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UC Berkeley Turned Its Fight Song Into a Dothraki War Cry, Wisely Doesn’t Rename Sports Teams ‘the Stallions Who Mount the World’

Come to UC Berkeley for the chance to study Game of Thrones’ beloved fictional languages with the linguist who helped create them, stay for the absurd hilarity that is the university’s fight song, delivered as a Dothraki war cry. No, really.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Here’s What The U.S. Military’s Nuclear Apocalypse Training Looks Like

If a nuclear bomb lands on your head, you will not survive. You just won’t. But if you do survive, the military just held an enormous 6,000-person strong exercise, named Guardian Response, on what to do in the aftermath. And the pictures released by the U.S. Army Forces Command perfectly depict your coming…Read more… Continue […]

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Watching Someone Make a Camera Lens From Scratch Explains Why No One Makes Camera Lenses From Scratch

The next time you complain about spending thousands of dollars on a precision camera lens, stop and think about all the all hard work that went into its design and creation. As camera maker Mats Wernersson reveals, were you to make a lens yourself, you’d be spending days ensuring every last component was flawless.Read more… […]

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What Entertainment Do You Turn to for Comfort in Times of Distress?

Hello everyone, and especially hello to new parents! The news media is troubling, is it not? And on occasion it veers from being merely troubling to flat-out horrifying. I have found that the news, and in fact any violent or disturbing media at all, can be simply unbearable for many people but most especially new…Read […]

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I’m Weirded Out That Jurassic World 2 Is Retroactively Adding Hammond’s Super Secret Partner

Jurassic World 2 appears to be pulling a Dawn from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. James Cromwell has shared details about his character in the upcoming film, and how he’s connected to the original Jurassic Park series. Apparently, he’s the most important person you never knew was there. (Because he wasn’t.)Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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People Are Already Opening Accounts to Save for Space

In the halcyon days of yore, people put away money with the hopes of retiring somewhere warm, where they could argue about chicken salad with other curmudgeons until they expired. But very soon, the new retirement hotspot might be on Mars. While billionaires like Elon Musk have long touted human settlement of the Red…Read more… […]

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Key Mutations Show How Tibetans Thrive at High Elevations

At altitudes of 15,000 feet, Tibetans live in environments that would incapacitate most humans. New research has uncovered several genetic mutations that appear to be responsible for these high-altitude superpowers—including a trait inherited from an extinct human species. Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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