The #@*!#*! office copier turns 50
The #@*!#*! office copier turns 50
In March of 1960, the first plain-paper office copier was shipped to a paying customer by Haloid-Xerox. It was the size of two washing machines and weighed 648 pounds. It also occasionally caught on fire. picked by NoPantsMan 1 year ago
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 Cyberwar Hype Intended to Destroy the Open Internet
Cyberwar Hype Intended to Destroy the Open Internet
The biggest threat to the open internet is not Chinese government hackers or greedy anti-net-neutrality ISPs, it’s Michael McConnell, the former director of national intelligence. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 Child 'directed traffic' at major airport
Child 'directed traffic' at major airport
* Child heard directing plane
* Child makes five transmissions
* Scroll down to hear the audio

AN investigation is under way after a child was heard giving instructions to a pilot from the air-traffic control tower at one of America's busiest airports, reports say. picked by alpha2kilo 1 year ago
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 Great idea
Great idea
and wow, what a idea. iPad, time to step up. picked by meggysue 1 year ago
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 The Weak Shop
The Weak Shop
Feeling too weak to perform everyday tasks like lifting a fork to your mouth or holding your head up straight?
Visit the Weak Shop for all kind of helpful products to ease your Lazy Ass Syndrome. picked by suckersklub 1 year ago
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 Triumph Of The Cyborg Composer
Triumph Of The Cyborg Composer
When Emmy’s Bach pieces were first performed, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987, they were met with stunned silence. Two years later, a series of performances at the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival was panned by a music critic — two weeks before the performance. When Cope played “the game” in front of an audience, asking which pieces were real Bach and w... read full post picked by 86Apex 1 year ago
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 NYU Business School Professor Has Mastered The Art Of Email Flaming
NYU Business School Professor Has Mastered The Art Of Email Flaming
Professor Scott Galloway — founder of redenvelope.com — has a reputation for being a self-important "jackass" and appears to have adopted the phrase "get your shit together" as his personal carpe diem. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 Stereotypes for Users of 40 Websites
Stereotypes for Users of 40 Websites
Pingdom told you who uses what social site. AdAge told you who uses what search engine. But what about the rest of the web? GLAD YOU ASKED. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 Inventor of Easy-Bake Oven dies
Inventor of Easy-Bake Oven dies
A lifelong inventor whose creations ranged from high-tech defense weaponry devices to electrostatic printers, Mr. Howes built an impressive resume that will always be best known for the enormously popular toy that he fathered a half century ago: the Easy-Bake Oven. picked by bingo 1 year ago
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 Please Rob Me and the problem with social media
Please Rob Me and the problem with social media
"The danger is publicly telling people where you are," explains PleaseRobMe.com. "This is because it leaves one place you're definitely not... home. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 The internet is full of stupid people
The internet is full of stupid people
Earlier this week, ReadWriteWeb.com published an article about the new Facebook layout. It soon ranked up high among the Google results for "facebook login". Minutes later, the comments section was filled by hundreds of Facebook users who were complaining about not being able to log in. Turned out that a huge number of people, instead of directly going to facebook.com, apparently just g... read full post picked by suckersklub 1 year ago
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 Teenager Develops Underground Texting System
Teenager Develops Underground Texting System
16-year old Alexander Kendrick sent a message from 1,000 feet below sea level, which was successfully received by his father, perched directly above ground. The feat marked the deepest known digital communication ever achieved in the US. picked by cb__ 1 year ago
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 U.S. Considers 'Internet Access for All'
U.S. Considers 'Internet Access for All'
American citizens who can't access the Internet are at a severe disadvantage, experts say. According to Blair Levin, executive director of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Omnibus Broadband Initiative, more than three-quarters of U.S. companies now accept resumes only online. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 To beat spam, turn its own weapons against it
To beat spam, turn its own weapons against it
Researchers have now come up with a system that deciphers the templates a botnet is using to create spam. These templates are then used to teach spam filters what to look for. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 Turbine City
Turbine City
Can you imagine living/working/playing in a wind turbine "city" off the coast of Stavanger, Norway (my mother's hometown)? I can. picked by suebe 1 year ago
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 Twisted Physics: Scientists Create Light Knots
Twisted Physics: Scientists Create Light Knots
Like your shoelaces or electrical cords, light can get twisted into knots. Now, scientists have used a computer-controlled hologram and theoretical physics to turn a light beam into pretzel-like shapes. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 Couple stranded 3 days after GPS leads them astray
Couple stranded 3 days after GPS leads them astray
A Nevada couple letting their SUV's navigation system guide them through the high desert of Eastern Oregon got stuck in snow for three days when the GPS unit sent them down a remote forest road. picked by muppet 1 year ago
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 IranianCyberArmy @twitter_com: W3 h4XX U
IranianCyberArmy @twitter_com: W3 h4XX U
Also, it is suggested that if you use the same password on your Twitter account with other accounts, now would be a good time to change your password on those other accounts. picked by suckersklub 1 year ago
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 ASCAP Now Demanding License From Venues That Let People Play Guitar Hero
ASCAP Now Demanding License From Venues That Let People Play Guitar Hero
ASCAP is demanding a licensing fee from a venue that has the video game Guitar Hero for people to play. picked by DaftGretel 1 year ago
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 Beer could be the new weapon against cancer
Beer could be the new weapon against cancer
Men now have another excuse to go down the pub thanks to new research suggesting that a compound in beer may prevent prostate cancer. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 Twoddler Lets Toddlers Send Tweets
Twoddler Lets Toddlers Send Tweets
As if Twitter weren’t already full of utterly bland, mindless codswallop, researchers from Hasselt University in Belgium are about to add the random, idiotic bleatings of a baby to the stream of nonsense.

When a child presses a certain picture for a select amount of time, software captures sensor data from the activity center and selects and sends a predefined text related to that data. picked by bingo 1 year ago
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 Gift Cards Are the New Fruitcake
Gift Cards Are the New Fruitcake
Only they don't make as good a doorstop. picked by cb__ 1 year ago
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 Gazing into the Center of the Milky Way
Gazing into the Center of the Milky Way
Not too many years ago, astronomers despaired over whether they would ever get a clear, sharp, informative picture of the galactic center. picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 Where's my flying car?
Where's my flying car?
For almost 80 years, aviation entrepreneurs have dreamed up winged automobiles. Here's why we're still grounded. picked by suebe 1 year ago
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 The Modern Meaning of "Pay Phone"
The Modern Meaning of "Pay Phone"
When a Los Angeles hairstylist accepted a collect call from a customer, she had no idea it would run more than $45. And no idea that's just what collect calls from pay phones cost in the mobile age. picked by suebe 1 year ago
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