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Make Wikipedia Your Peaceful, Scholarly Home Page

If you like just a little distraction when you start up your browser, if you find Twitter and news sites too in-your-face, but a blank page too mundane, try Wikipedia. Yeah that’s right, we just linked to Wikipedia, like it’s some obscure site we found. Because if you only end up there through Google results, […]

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Play Six Degrees of Wikipedia

Ten years ago, we wrote about Six Degrees of Wikipedia, a cute web page that would find the link path between any two Wikipedia pages. Now there’s a new visual version, by a different developer, with an updated database. The new Six Degrees of Wikipedia visualizes all the shortest paths between any two entries as […]

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What to Read After You’re Done With Any Book, Movie, Game, or TV Show

I watched Westworld months after it aired, and I felt lonely; no one still wanted to talk about it. Half the fun of a good work of entertainment—a TV show, a movie, a book, even a podcast or video game—is talking about it, studying it, learning more about it. Any good work of art benefits […]

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The Story Behind The Honda Ridgeline’s Wildly, Unusually Detailed Wikipedia Page

Detailed information on intake airflow paths, and the shape and material makeup of the unibody. Data on torque curves and all available paint color names. The breakdown of tweeter speakers versus full-range ones. Nearly every car has a page on Wikipedia, but the one for the Honda Ridgeline stands above most of them…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Translate Wikipedia’s Pronunciation Guides

Say you’re looking up the Möbius strip on Wikipedia, and you wonder how it’s pronounced. Wikipedia only shows some elaborate pronunciation guide written in the International Phonetic Alphabet. You could start googling it in another tab, but there’s an easy way to translate that pronunciation guide into plain English.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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White British Lord Sentenced To 3 Months In Prison For Mocking Colored Guyanese Woman

The West has reached a stage in its decline at which private individuals are able to criminalize other private individuals by taking offence at them. The obvious problem with this is that, although practically anyone can find someone to offend them for some reason, only those who are reputable and within reach of the law […]

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Lawmaker Says He Didn’t Mean to Print the Screenshot With the Open Porn Tabs

When State Representative Ramon A. Perez says he didn’t mean to print a screenshot of a Wikipedia page with open porn tabs, we believe him. When he says that he didn’t realize the open porn tabs were visible when he handed out the page, we believe him. When he says that he didn’t personally take […]

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Someone Is Trying to Scrub Trump’s Name From the Wikipedia Page of Lieberman’s Law Firm

There’s a Wikipedia edit war going on right now on the page of the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman. That wouldn’t be notable except for the fact that someone is trying to scrub Donald Trump’s name from the page and Joe Lieberman is a special counsel at the firm. Lieberman is a […]

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China’s Shot at Wikipedia Aims to Be a “Great Wall of Culture”

China and Wikipedia have always had a contentious relationship and it appears that authorities are beginning to realize that if they can’t allow access to the site, they’ll have to build one of their own. But the leader of the new project says “our goal is not to catch up, but overtake.”Read more… Continue Reading […]

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