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Sun January 11, 2015
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(STLToday)
 
 
 
Is America ready for herbicide-resistant wheat, or if you're a glass half empty type, for gene-hacked frankenwheat that will crawl back up your gullet at night and KILL YOUR FAMILY? And what's the deal with corn sugar?
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
BBC infographic explains "absolute hot" and absolute cold, not that it matters because everyone knows that arbitrary limits like these are proof that we are living in a computer simulation
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(Watts Up With That)
 
 
 
Remember that study that considered whether there was a connection between global warming and Moon hoaxes? OK, stop laughing. One of the participants was 32,757 years old. OK, continue laughing
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
The Exosuit is a submarine divers can wear. But it has a bit of a problem with leaks
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(Telegram)
 
 
 
Narcan was a cheap and effective wonder drug. Cheap, until economics and entrepreneurs did their thing. Effective, until the heroin supply evolved to compensate
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Still carrying takeout home in a plastic bag? Enjoy your cancer, infertility, kidney and throat cancers
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(AlterNet)
 
 
 
Copper and magnetic healing bracelets have gone from products marketed on cheesy late-night television commercials to a mainstream $1 billion-a-year industry in the U.S. Here comes the pseudoscience
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
In other news from 2002, NY Times discovers that URL paths sometimes have jokes embedded in them
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(Metro)
 
 
 
Do you love feeling a knob? If so, this website is for you. (Safe for work)
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
"How I learned that my Dragon Age character was gay"
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Sat January 10, 2015
(Science 2.0)
 
 
 
Scientists say that geckos with non-sticky feet evolve more quickly than geckos with sticky feet, which could be the result of experiment or giving too much credence to car insurance ad zoology
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Pulsar J1906+0746's rotating death ray has stopped irradiating Earth, proving something about gravity
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(Russia Beyond The Headlines)
 
 
 
"What is missing in science today is the pure curiosity-driven research and vision that has been behind all great discoveries and inventions"
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(Forbes)
 
 
 
Shopping app usage is up 174% over last year. Mostly from people still hospitalized from injuries sustained on Black Friday 2013
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
What do all of the controls in an airliner cockpit do? Funny you should ask
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Fri January 09, 2015
(Slate)
 
 
 
Japanese novelist's book-length jeremiad against English language, which along the way trashes Americans as "grown tall and stout on too many hamburgers and French fries," now available in English translation
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(Co.Exist)
 
 
 
How real-time electricity measuring is about as likely to change Americans' patterns of power consumption as diabetes and heart attacks have stopped them from getting fat
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(Wired)
 
 
 
Aerial photos expose the massive scale of North Korea's prison system, and--what's that? Did I say "North Korea?" I meant "America"
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(Siberian Times)
 
 
 
Scientists finally figure out how Inuit throat-singing works, and the explanation is way more interesting than you think
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(Boing Boing)
 
 
 
Perpetual motion device unveiled at CES. Inventors immediately arrested for breaking the laws of thermodynamics
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(KSAT San Antonio)
 
 
 
Woman allows thousands of bedbugs to bite her over 5 years - 180,000 times in total - all for science
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(IT World)
 
 
 
Soon, the NSA spooks will be watching a lot of videos of dogs' butts
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Next computer apocalypse scheduled for June 30, 2015 at 11:59:60
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(Network World)
 
 
 
"What do I do if my Internet pipes freeze?"
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(WorldNetDaily)
 
 
 
New report says the average American college freshman reads at a 7th grade level. Or as 7th grade reading skills are called at UNLV, a full ride scholarship
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Just finished upgrading all your Mac's peripherals to pricey Thunderbolt-compatible devices? Boy, does Apple have a surprise for you
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(io9)
 
 
 
Men who have been castrated can live 20 years longer. No, not worth it
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(TreeHugger)
 
 
 
A sea otter has less body fat than you do, but you never see it going around complaining about how cold it is
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(Scientific American)
 
 
 
Ketamine, or as the kids call it, "Special K," is now being hailed as the new anti-depression wonder drug. Side effects may include hallucinations and OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ
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(The Verge)
 
 
 
Google to start selling car insurance. "Feeling lucky" option offers highest deductible
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Been to HuffPo recently? Enjoy your virus
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Ford managed to group together 6 generations of the best modified Mustangs ever - even a kick-ass Mustang II - and handed the keys to some of the best stunt drivers in the world. Here's the result
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Thu January 08, 2015
(io9)
 
 
 
Star Trek armchair design engineers unite: Top 10 biggest design flaws in the U.S.S. Enterprise
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(Cyanide & Happiness)
 
 
 
Cyanide and Happiness now has a random comic generator. Y'all have fun now
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Computerized poker player uses a "regretting" routine to optimize its play style, is now unbeatable. Subby's regretting subroutine has somewhat different outcomes
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(Wall Street OTC)
 
 
 
Baby orca born in dwindling killer whale pod, which happens to be the latest product release from Chinese tech giant, Abble
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
"Tech enthusiasts throng CES Expo." Woah, submitter mentally dropped the only 'r' in that sentence and pictured a convention of bearded dorks in banana hammocks. Now you can too
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Microsoft's latest update to Word looks a little blocky
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(Christian Science Monitor)
 
 
 
While you're trying to figure out how to 3D print a bong, astrophysicists printed an exploding star system
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(BusinessWeek)
 
 
 
Why our awesome robot future is not the future, will not be awesome and won't have robots
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(Messy Nessy Chic)
 
 
 
A look inside the Tokyo subculture of 1950s rockabilly gangs (with some of the BEST hair you'll see all day)
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(Macworld UK)
 
 
 
New iPad Air to include HDMI output, Blu-Ray, replaceable hard drive and wireless controllers
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(Science 2.0)
 
 
 
Artificial intelligence "is not close to creating a doomsday machine," at least according to this article that was probably written by a robot
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
These two stars are really duking it out and BAH GAWD KING is that? IT IS. Eta Carinae is beating the other star with a steel super nova
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(Independent)
 
 
 
Can't get internet in Vietnam? A shark probably ate it (pic)
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(CNN)
 
 
 
U.S. Naval Observatory to add a 'leap second' on June 30, or in economic terms another $80,000 on the U.S. National Debt Clock
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(Space.com)
 
 
 
How gravity prevented the Higgs boson from destroying the universe
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
NASA releases an awesome set of travel posters for newly-discovered exoplanets. Jokes about Uranus may be made to the right, as is the custom here
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Endangered African rhinos will be watched over by fleets of UAVs that will shoot Hellfires at poachers. We hope
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(Independent)
 
 
 
NASA throwing robots into volcanoes to study volcanic acti ... look, they're flinging Marvin the Paranoid Android over here into lakes of lava because they CAN. You'd do the same (pics)
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
"By wearing clothes that have been dip-coated in a silver nanowire solution that is highly radiation-insulating, a person may stay so warm in the winter that they can greatly reduce or even eliminate their need for heating their home"
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(NPR)
 
 
 
People in 1802 already knew vaccines were toxic and could cause you to sprout cow heads
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(Vice)
 
 
 
Gamers, enjoy these golden years of video games, for it's all downhill from here. Psssst... not really
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(io9)
 
 
 
Bible scholars claim apostle Judas might have been member of anti-Roman 'Sicarii' assassin order. People's Front of Judea, Judean Popular People's Front and Popular Front of Judea split over how to comment
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Still boldly going where no man has gone before
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Wed January 07, 2015
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Study from the Romero Institute concludes that people who share lots of selfies are more likely to be narcissistic, impulsive, selfish, and psychopathic
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Good news, everyone: antibiotic resistance may not have doomed us to painful death by bacterial infection after all
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(PBS)
 
 
 
Say what you will about communism in Cuba, but it has certainly turned the island into a bunch of DIY engineers and inventors
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Wanna know how much snow it takes to close schools by state? How about most popular beer by country? Or maybe the most recurrent word on each country's Wikipedia page? There's a map for that
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(Some Culture War Dispatcher)
 
 
 
The journal Science sells out to big Stupid
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(Wired)
 
 
 
Designer uses 3D printer to make the most awesome prosthetic limbs you can imagine. Seriously: they make you think, "Hey, losing a leg might be cool"
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(Short List)
 
 
 
Every major superhero movie crammed into one fan-made trailer still looks better than Ant-Man
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(WebMD)
 
 
 
You look good. You've lost some weight. And you don't smell like pee any more
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(Digital Spy UK)
 
 
 
Meet Spartan, the successor to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. No, seriously: THIS. IS. SPARTAN
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
It's so cold this morning in Canada that the frost is causing minor earthquakes in major cities
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(Vimeo)
 
 
 
New comic releases for 1/7/15 : Bridget is now a squirrel, and other shenanigans
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(Big Think)
 
 
 
New generation of smart cars will literally kick you in the ass if they disagree with your driving
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Oh my god, who the hell cares?
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
Turns out it really is a feature
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
The new game Elite:Dangerous accurately recreates the entirely Milky Way galaxy and all its 400 billion star systems. So naturally a group of 1,000 obsessive compulsive players are determined to visit every last one
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
LG launches a fridge WITHIN a fridge, so you can keep you food cool, while you are keeping your food cool. Dawg
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Tue January 06, 2015
(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
I saw a dragon
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(Internet Archive)
 
 
 
The Internet Archive has a crapton of '90s DOS games available to play for free. Come for Doom, stay for... Doom
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(PBS)
 
 
 
"Why ground squirrels turn into ninjas over nothing"
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Here's how one engineer in 1956 envisaged the portable telephones of the future, and not only did he pretty much nail it, he thought of some good features that we don't have yet
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(Examiner)
 
 
 
Yale scientists figure out why some people get winter colds and flu and some don't, and it comes down to how warm your nose is
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
You can tell how old a star is by how much they're twirling, twirling, TWIRLING towards freedom
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(MIT)
 
 
 
Finally an answer to man's most important question: What the hell does my dog do all day?
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(The Register)
 
 
 
Earth recipes are easy
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Apparently, fish can get "the bends"
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(InToday)
 
 
 
India STILL trying to take credit for first heavier-than-air manned flight, up the stakes by claiming to have figured out aerofoils 7,000 years before Wright brothers
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(Short List)
 
 
 
Mercedes has unveiled its self-driving car of the future - at least it's better than the one in Timecop
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(The Raw Story)
 
 
 
Toyota releases its patents on fuel-cell technology to the public so that Tesla is not the only one setting the world on fire
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(Business Insider)
 
 
 
Elon Musk: "Robots aren't going to kill us all. Yet"
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Obama's new chief technology officer forced to downgrade to a BlackBerry and a 2013 Dell laptop so she can communicate on government networks
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Science tries to figure out why squirrels nap
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(The Conversation)
 
 
 
How scorpion venom can cure cancer, or at least take patient's minds off their cancer by suddenly making it the second most serious medical problem they face, behind scorpions
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(SeattlePI)
 
 
 
Rapscallions at Detroit university want to save words like "caterwaul" and "knavery" from extinction. Flapdoodle. Utter flapdoodle
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(Softpedia)
 
 
 
Here's the scientific reason salt melts ice in the winter, for those of you liberal arts grads who still don't quite understand why electricity doesn't leak out of wall sockets when there's nothing plugged in
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Scientists can't explain why Milky Way is defying the laws of astrophysics by farting at two million miles an hour
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(io9)
 
 
 
Will Captain America save his Belle, Betty Carver? Will the antics of the maniac Red Skull and Baron Zemo destroy the World? Hold on to your seats true believers, it will be a wild ride
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(ChinaSmack)
 
 
 
It is precious to us, we must use its. Keep away, dirty little flight attendants
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Mon January 05, 2015
(Medium)
 
 
 
The most amazing Hubble image ever. And that's not even hyperbole
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(Onion AV Club)
 
 
 
Good news everyone. The biggest obstacle to sex in space is not re-entry, but NASA's working on it
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(io9)
 
 
 
The alphabet, as taught by Marvel's greatest heroes and villains
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(Mother Jones)
 
 
 
Want a misdiagnosis? There's an app for that
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(Daily Record (UK))
 
 
 
Somehow, you always knew this is what Robert the Bruce looked like
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(Archaeology Magazine)
 
 
 
Archaeologists in Cyprus unearthed a 1,500-year-old amulet containing an inscription that reads the same backwards as forwards, making it the oldest known palindrome
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(Digital Trends)
 
 
 
Google's self-driving car is ready for the streets, as long as you avoid rain, snow, sun, parking garages, empty parking lots, etc
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(Dice)
 
 
 
Google Glass is failing in 2015 because it a.) costs $1,500, b.) doesn't have enough apps, c.) makes people try to hit you, or d.) all of the above
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(Boing Boing)
 
 
 
Your scientifically accurate horoscope for 2015
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(Independent)
 
 
 
The science is settled, nuclear power is the greenest
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
Car drove itself from San Francisco to Las Vegas. What a car from San Francisco did in Vegas is not known
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(Bradenton Herald)
 
 
 
Florida residents told to remove their time machine from driveway
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(The Verge)
 
 
 
Supreme Court looking into this new-fangled notion of "electronic" documents, may even create a system to allow cases to be filed that way by 2016-a mere decade after every other court system in America has implemented such a system
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
FCC to vote on new net neutrality proposal in February, pending any speeding up or slowing down of existing legislation
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(Lifehacker)
 
 
 
The five best CPU coolers for 2015
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Can a lava flow cross snow? We take you to the Kamchatka Peninsula to find out
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(io9)
 
 
 
This is the RC Tumbler we deserve, and the one we need right now
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