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The Social Network Ello Envisioned as a Real Place
BuzzFeedVideo envisioned the social network Ello as a real place in a recent video. The video features the human embodiment of Ello taking questions from confused users about the differences between Ello and other social networks.
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3 hours ago
Monsanto Harvest-Resistant Corn Now Engulfing Most Of Midwest | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the genetically modified crop, which Monsanto originally enhanced with traits to provide resistance from pests, diseases, and environmental conditions such as drought and frost, has become completely impervious to industrial reaping machinery and has spread uncontrollably across 700,000 square miles of land. With the unharvestable corn growing through asphalt roadways and airport tarmacs all over the Midwest, FEMA has been leading efforts to evacuate millions of residents before the plants obstruct all travel in the central United States.
monsanto  agriculture  corn  theonion  funny 
3 hours ago
TURTLE TWERK! - YouTube
TURTLE TWERK! WIGGLE WIGGLE WIGGLE
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3 hours ago
kimmobrunfeldt/progressbar.js · GitHub
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4 hours ago
Moved Permanently
This is Momotaro, a cat whose documented response to unwanted food is a universal expression of "No. No. No. No. No." This cat has ruined my allegiance to the Nope Octopus.

Read more...
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16 hours ago
Using the Wrong Screw: A Painful Lesson in iPhone Repair
If you’ve ever had to repair an iPhone for a friend, you’ll know they have a ridiculous number of screws. Most companies standardize screws in their products, but since Apple doesn’t expect you to fix a phone yourself… they may have let this one slide.

You see, each of these screws is different. The red ones are 1.7mm long, the yellow one, 1.3mm, and the orange one, 1.2mm.

Guess what happens if you install either red or yellow screws into the orange spot, since your eyesight isn’t good enough to notice a 0.1mm difference? The screw will cut into the PCB and break several 50 micron traces, as shown in the picture above, causing a blue screen error on the phone.

Fun stuff.

[Sam Schmidt] is the owner of a repair outfit called iRepairNational, and he and his team spent a day trying to figure out the problem – it’s not exactly easy to spot. They’ve managed to repair it by cutting thin strips  of copper foil (the width of a human hair) and floating it into place using the surface tension of the flux they were using for soldering. On average it takes them around 2 hours to do the repair, though they’ve done a few in just under an hour.

Since discovering and sharing the problem, they’ve had customers around the world sending in phones for repair – often at the fault of someone else trying to repair something completely different in the phone, and then using the wrong screw as they put it all back together.

Filed under: Cellphone Hacks, iphone hacks
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21 hours ago
~pb 17 10 2014
Feel a feature of getting older is getting over being a different person to different people
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Raspberry Pi + Spotify Media Server, tape player as interface | Neural
Matt Brailsford used a modified old tape player as interface to this Raspberry Pi + Spotify Media Server, so listener can use the player (and the cassettes) as physical interface to the different playlists.
cassette  hacking  raspi  raspberrypi  to:twitter 
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Passwordless - A node.js/express module for token-based logins
Passwords are broken. Inspired by Justin Balthrop's article Passwords are Obsolete token-based one-time password (OTPW) authentication is faster to deploy, better for your users, and more secure.
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yesterday
New Statesman | The ultimate weapon against GamerGate time-wasters: a 1960s chat bot that wastes their time
The ultimate weapon against GamerGate time-wasters: a 1960s chat bot that wastes their time
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yesterday
lmorchard/blog.lmorchard.com · GitHub
I was looking for node.js-based static site generators. I ended up throwing together a handful of Gulp tasks
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2 days ago
blog.lmorchard.com
So, I got my gulp-generated blog working almost 90% on Amazon S3. I should blog about that
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2 days ago
Justin Hall, Links from the Underground - XOXO Festival (2014) - YouTube
Had lunch once with after a PMOG presentation when I was at Yahoo. There's a frood who knows where his towel is!
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3 days ago
github/fetch · GitHub
lmorchard starred github/fetch
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3 days ago
Save 75% on Awesomenauts on Steam
Awesomenauts. 75% off on Steam. I'm super addicted. Picture Mega Man crossed with LoL. Buy it.
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3 days ago
jbenet/ipfs · GitHub
lmorchard starred jbenet/ipfs
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3 days ago
Is It Time for a Violent Revolution? | The Solutions Institute
Worth linking again. Too late to overthrow the American gov't with guns. Be a grown-up and get politically active.
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3 days ago
OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review | Ars Technica
Like I said, maybe it will all grow on me when I finally succumb to Yosemite. But the review isn't making me smile
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3 days ago
Taming Android File Transfer on Mac OS X » Cooltrainer.org
I transfer files very rarely and usually just plug in for some power, so I tire of the constant warnings. With a few modifications to the AFT application bundle I neutered the agent and restored sanity.
osx  android  tips 
4 days ago
www.rioki.org/gulpfile.js at master · rioki/www.rioki.org · GitHub
It's not really all that bad. Making modules is cheap & easy. And this does 80% of what Jekyll does
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4 days ago
flatiron/director · GitHub
lmorchard starred flatiron/director
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5 days ago
Here Comes Habitat - The M.A.D.E.
At this point, we are ready to announce that we feel we have a very good chance of bringing Habitat online, in its original form, for play online with Commodore 64 emulators as the client.
to:twitter  habitat  retro  qlink  c64 
5 days ago
gulp-front-matter
Extract front-matter header from files
gulp  nodejs  webdev 
6 days ago
Humble Mozilla Bundle: Powered by asm.js (pay what you want and help charity)
RT : Would you like to play a game? Try our Bundle of awesome indie games & play on!
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6 days ago
Humble Mozilla Bundle: Powered by asm.js (pay what you want and help charity)
RT : Try 8 full-fledged indie games in your browser RIGHT NOW with the Humble Bundle. Also DRM-free & on Steam
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6 days ago
These Grunge Street Fighters just couldn't get any Vedder! - character art fused with popular 90s musicians
These Grunge Street Fighters just couldn't get any Vedder! - character art fused with popular 90s musicians
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6 days ago
ARE WE FAST YET?
RT : tl;dr 1. Firefox performance has trended like this: 2. If it's slow for you, try this:
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6 days ago
Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems | Firefox Help
RT : tl;dr 1. Firefox performance has trended like this: 2. If it's slow for you, try this:
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6 days ago
2lemetry Continues the IoT Revolution at Dreamforce 2014
"Why HTTP Won’t Work For IoT," is about to begin by our own - 3pm, Moscone West, 2007. Don't miss out!
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6 days ago
How to Apply Transdermal Medications to Your Cat - YouTube
My life, only picture Lucy with a salt & pepper beard. "How to Apply Transdermal Medications to Your Cat"
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7 days ago
tootr/Github.js at master · lmorchard/tootr · GitHub
Will need to blog about it, but happy to have worked out how to publish to a github repo from a client-side web app
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7 days ago
lmorchard/tootr · GitHub
Wheee! My little tootr app now has initial support for publishing to Dropbox & Github Pages along with Amazon S3
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7 days ago
The Future of Work is "Turking for Uber" and you Won't Like it
80-90% of the work that is currently being done will be automated in the next 20-30 years.
to:twitter  work  future  turking  uber 
8 days ago
Nothing To Do With Arbroath: Woman who hit own car while driving employer's van seeks payment from them for damage done
By her own recollection, Megan Campbell, an employee of St. Paul Parks and Recreation in Minnesota was driving a supply van back from a city storage building when she turned a corner, causing serious front-bumper damage to a parked car.
The damaged 2001 Nissan Pathfinder in question wasn't just anybody's vehicle. It was her own. Now, Campbell has filed a claim against the city seeking $1,600 to $1,900 from public coffers for damage caused to her personal vehicle by a city worker - herself.
"Because I was working for the city and driving the city vehicle, I feel they are responsible for paying for the damage done to my car," Campbell wrote in a "notice of claim" form received this week by the city clerk's office. Campbell, a 2014 college grad, has worked for the Parks and Recreation Department since May.
"I think I can safely say this is a very unusual claim," said City Clerk Shari Moore. Parks department spokesman Brad Meyer said the incident will be reviewed by the city's accident review board, as is customary for any accident involving city employees driving city vehicles. "The outcome of that will determine next steps with the employee ... and help inform the claim proceedings," he said.
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8 days ago
When Keurig fights “coffee pirates,” who actually loses? Consumers.
Careful about buying new Keurig coffee machines. They've designed them so lots of coffee pods just no longer work
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8 days ago
‘Archer’ Drops ISIS: The FX Series Dumps the Spy Org’s Name in Light of Recent Events - The Daily Beast
Aww, man, you know I'd still use an ISIS coffee mug. ‘Archer’ Drops ISIS ... in Light of Recent Events
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8 days ago
Asset seizures fuel police spending | The Washington Post
So let me get this straight... Cops are literally engaged in highway robbery to pay for military hardware and clowns?
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8 days ago
Every line of code is always documented
So much this. It's why I'm often a stickler for tidying commits pre-merge "Every line of code is always documented"
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9 days ago
How Clowns Became Terrifying - The Atlantic
Because, you know, I really was wondering. "How Clowns Became Terrifying - The Atlantic"
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9 days ago
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