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Sun December 25, 2016
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(Homestar Runner)
 
 
 
An unproduced, forgotten Homestar Runner story sees the light of day. Bonus: 20 years later
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(Deadspin)
 
 
 
"So... what did we get stuck in our rectums this year? Okay, let's not always see the same hands"
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(Science Alert)
 
 
 
So, let's review the 23 science facts we didn't know at the start of 2016. Do you remember them all?
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(Gamespot)
 
 
 
New version Duke Nukem in development
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Sure, all those high tech kids toys are great gifts...but have you considered the cybersecurity issues of what you've just turned over to your children? Welcome to the brave new world
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(Slashdot)
 
 
 
2016 takes your cool Android hack. CyanogenMod is mostly dead
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(Globe and Mail)
 
 
 
Canadian scientists are trying to make your tomatoes tasty again. In other news, tomatoes were once tasty
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
You can keep your Snapchat, Wi-Fi and VR, we all know the '70s and '80s were better. Here are 10 things today's spoiled children are missing out on
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(Gothamist)
 
 
 
Step inside JFK airport's TWA Flight Center in an exclusive clip from an upcoming Eero Saarinen documentary before construction begins on a new hotel
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Sat December 24, 2016
(Gothamist)
 
 
 
Does anyone have some kindling and matches so we can get the original NYC Yule Log from Gracie Mansion in 1966 back in action for the first time in 50 years? Oh and don't forget the pitcher of egg nog
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(Some LOUD Guy)
 
 
 
HIDDEN HEARING loss REVEALED BY UCONN school OF MEDICINE RESEARCHERS
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
NASA built a fake moon 50 years ago and you can drive on it to this day (pics)
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
It's Christmas Eve again, so it's time for the yearly Christmas Island red crab migration article
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(Newsweek)
 
 
 
America's inexplicable love affair with the Camaro
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(Greatist)
 
 
 
16 common household pests and how to get rid of them. Your brother-in-law who drank up all your liquor conspicuously missing from the list. Please, someone, tell me how I can get rid of this guy
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(Tech Times)
 
 
 
Game that no one cares about anymore comes to device that no one is interested in anymore
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(Tech Times)
 
 
 
So what *would* happen if the Campi Flegrei volcano in Italy erupted? Short answer: nothing good. Long answer: we wouldn't be worrying about global warming for a really long time
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Conspiracy theorists claim CERN has unleashed 'hell on Earth' in its latest antimatter experiment
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Glitch art: turning malware into scarves you can use to bundle yourself up like a little homeless lady
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Fri December 23, 2016
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
After 50 years, Batman still smells and the Joker still gets away
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
DC Comics movies producer: 'We haven't taken into consideration if something goes wrong.' Damn right. They've got all the experience you could ask for
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(Business Insider)
 
 
 
New MacBook Pro first model not recommended by Consumer Reports
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(Science Friday)
 
 
 
Disney's Moana has the most realistic water animation in a CG movie yet. Here's how they managed to pull it off. Be warned, there will be lots of math
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
The next Fark Party Japan will feature a very..... unusual way to relax
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Nanotech batteries beginning mass production. This undoubtedly means something for some of us
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(Tom Holland's Terror Time)
 
 
 
'Friday The 13th' game developers give fans an early Xmas present with an extended beta
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(Slashdot)
 
 
 
One of the Russian groups who attacked the DNC is known as Fancy Bear. They also hacked Ukrainian artillery units by injecting malware into a phone app used for targeting. Tweets from Trump that APT 28 is in no way affiliated with the GRU are INCOMI-
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Still no cure for cancer, but in the meantime please enjoy a 100% effective vaccine against Ebola. Science. It just works
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(War is Boring)
 
 
 
The U.S. Navy's F-18s are choking their pilots unconscious as they try to fly them
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(Time)
 
 
 
So what happens if you don't turn off your cell phone on a plane anyway? Probably nothing bad
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(Tech Times)
 
 
 
Macbook Pro users increasingly buying Microsoft Surface Pros because they want a laptop that just works
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
There's finally a use for all that fractional calculus you learned
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(Is There Any Deal)
 
 
 
You don't have to talk in your sleep about it any more, Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade hit GOG this week. Welcome to the Friday Fark Gaming Thread. So, what have you been playing? What are you hoping to get gifted (or will buy for yourself)?
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(Globe and Mail)
 
 
 
Here's how North American police departments are replacing their Crown Vics with cars whose headlights are harder to instantly identify in your mirrors
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(Time)
 
 
 
Who's the most googled person in 2016, by country. And, of course, Leonardo DiCaprio was the most googled in Morocco, but then we all knew that
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(The Verge)
 
 
 
What happened in space this year? Oh just a few little things
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(Gizmodo UK)
 
 
 
"The most important part of the diaper is its urine-activated sensor battery, which essentially turns the wearer's entire nether region into a battery"
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(Boing Boing)
 
 
 
Robot insects to take over the world in this episode of Black Mirror meets Real Life
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Thu December 22, 2016
(The Journal (Ireland))
 
 
 
Old 'n' busted: Fake news. New hotness: Fake weather
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
Nation's oldest gorilla celebrates milestone birthday. Trump, nation's oldest, orangest shiatgibbon, tweets congratulations
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(PC Games N)
 
 
 
Do you make Gorion proud? Are you OK with killing for goodness? Can you commute to the Sword Coast? Then we have a job for you
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(PC Gamer)
 
 
 
Are you ready for a miracle? The Steam Winter Sale has come
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Europe about to blow its top. TOUT LE MONDE PANIQUE
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(Wisconsin Public Radio)
 
 
 
By December, the fish of Puget Sound swim in a "big, dilute latte"
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
The real question here is why is your mom coming into your bedroom wearing only her underwear in the first place
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Why the coming apocalyptic population explosion... isn't any of those things
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Effective science communication, surprisingly, does not involve calling opponents mouth-breathing, science-hating knuckle draggers
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
End-to-end encrypted chat service Signal adds doodles and stickers to its service. The one called "domain fronting" looks like a big middle finger to the censors of Egypt and the UAE
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(Juneau Empire)
 
 
 
Government to survey property lines with GPS instead of traditional guy-holding-a-stick method. On the plus side, $60 Million in savings. On the down side, Apple maps says your house is an on-ramp
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(AL.com)
 
 
 
Slideshow lists most overly-Googled thing in each U.S. state in alphabetical order. Hint: NC is obvious
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(Time)
 
 
 
The most-used GIFs of 2016
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(Christian Science Monitor)
 
 
 
Google is pushing Stormfront out of your filter bubble
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(Tech Xplore)
 
 
 
Driverless trucks could travel in packs to save fuel, terrorize Emilio Estevez while blaring AC/DC music
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(NPR)
 
 
 
California to Uber: "Fine, if you won't get testing permits for your 16 self-driving cars, we'll just cancel their registrations." Uber: "Ub, er"
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Experts debate sex robots and how close Westworld is to becoming a reality
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Megabot Mk3 can now body slam cars
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Wed December 21, 2016
(Business Insider)
 
 
 
Leave it to the Japanese to invent a virtual assistant that texts you to come home because they miss you
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(UPI)
 
 
 
Broundgreaking research offers clues to cause of dyslexia
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Toss a rock onto a frozen lake, and you'll be rewarded with Star Wars Blaster PEW PEW PEW sounds. Here comes the science
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(Popular Science)
 
 
 
Inside the (real) science of how the Death Star was recreated for Rogue One. Bonus: not a single spoiler -- this is all techie stuff (and cool as hell)
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(Daily Express)
 
 
 
Sex robots should be put in old people's homes, claims researcher facing retirement
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Panda caught on camera fighting with a snowman. And losing
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(NOAA)
 
 
 
Here are the best weather tools NOAA has to offer when it comes to predicting and dealing with winter storms. Got some of your own? (Zomba.com's highly accurate Predict-O-Cast is assumed known around here)
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(BT.com)
 
 
 
This scientist has made the world's biggest weed DNA database so the quality of cannabis will become more consistent. He gets the tag
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Have a listen to some live commentary on the moon landing from July 20, 1969. Why that day? No reason. Who is doing the commentary? Some guy named Clarke and another named Heinlein. Nobody you've probably heard of
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
NYC: We put the security cameras and the lighting for Central Park on the same circuit, and that's why the lights in the park stay on all day - that'll be a $150 inquiry fee and $50 go fark yourselves surcharge
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(War is Boring)
 
 
 
The He 177 Greif - The bastard result of forcing a dive-bombing requirement onto a heavy bomber combined with engines that earned it nicknames such as the Flaming Coffin, the One Way Bomber, and Volcano
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Scientists give us the best Christmas present ever: a study showing that eating more red meat is good for your blood pressure
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(Alaska Dispatch News)
 
 
 
Internet privacy? InigoMontoya.jpg
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(The Scientist)
 
 
 
Here the top 10 scientific retractions of 2016. Hold my beer and watch me cite this
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Scientists vastly improve strength and lifespan of concrete by adding carbon-free nano-compounds to fill up microscopic voids in the mix. Presumably this trick will also work on cement, because it's exactly the same thing as concrete
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(iNews (UK))
 
 
 
Why do men exist? Apparently, we need a reason now
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
Tree frogs have red eyes in order to warn predators to stay away. It's very similar to the warning you give your co-workers when your eyes are bloodshot in the morning
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(Breaking Defense)
 
 
 
The Marines want to build armed drones to accompany their V-22 Ospreys on missions because it flies too fast for a gunship escort
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Australia's oldest scientist at 102 still coming in to work even though it takes 90 minutes and multiple bus changes to get there. But, so what, he wants to do all that just to be a scientist, then what the heck
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(Metro)
 
 
 
Cat owners more likely to be into BDSM than everyone else. Just picture Catwoman in vinyl and wielding a whip. RAWR
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Tue December 20, 2016
(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Battlefield 1 releases white flag expansion pack
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(Tastefully Offensive)
 
 
 
Snowboarder and friends build drone powerful enough to lift him off the ground and carry him through the sky as Santa Claus soaring over mountains and buildings
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(Wikipedia)
 
 
 
Frankenstein wasn't the only one killed by his creation. Light up your torches and consider this list of real-life inventors killed by their own inventions
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(Polygon)
 
 
 
Overwatch creators reveal which character is gay. No, it's not him. No, not her either
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
After 17 years, Turbine hangs up on Asheron's Call
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Everything you need to know about buying Axis & Allies, because Risk is stupid and Catan is for hipsters
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(The Verge)
 
 
 
Apple's new AirPods are actually really great wireless earphones -- if the damn things will stay in your ears
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Facebook's new AI to be given the "Voice of God", but John Facenda's been dead 30 years
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(Asahi Shimbun)
 
 
 
Centuries-old pagoda argument conclusively settled after dendrochronologists inspect boards, prove "new-wood" theory beyond reasonable doubt. Yep, it's new wood
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(Tech Crunch)
 
 
 
Tim Cook to Apple employees: This is fine. These Macs are just fine
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(ACSH)
 
 
 
Pandas only eat bamboo, are picky about having sex, and need 44 square miles of space to feel comfortable. It's like they want to go extinct
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(TreeHugger)
 
 
 
If you can't afford to buy a Christmas tree this year just drape a green cloth and some lights over an old ladder
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Japan's Christians are keeping it all a secret because they were once persecuted by Shoguns some 250 years ago and Japanese people just love tradition, including the one where we keep Christianity on the down-low
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(Popular Science)
 
 
 
China claims to have built a working EmDrive for space travel
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Today in Scientists Are Cash-Grabbing Whores: "Sugar Ain't So Bad," sponsored by the sugar industry
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
Satellites keep track of Amazon tribes, like the Amazon Prime tribe, which gets all its packages delivered within 2 days with free shipping
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Scientists have finally found a cure for prostate cancer. This laser treatment taint for the faint of heart
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Mon December 19, 2016
(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Biologists working in the Greater Mekong area have identified a staggering 163 new species, including a newt that looks like a Klingon
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
Ever feel like you're just wasting time on your exercise bike? Well, not in this gym, where your hard work results in a nice boat ride around the harbor
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
The Curiosity rover's drill has stalled, and doing an RMA to DeWalt is going to be a pain
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
South Carolina proposes law require porn filters on devices [Facepalm] you must pay a $20 tax to buy the filter free version
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
No, midichlorians do not count as having a positive beneficial impact on society. Go be a Jedi somewhere else
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Death by Snu-Snu is on the horizon
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(Tech Times)
 
 
 
Watch Faraday Future's electric SUV in a drag race against a Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari 488 GTB, and Tesla Model X P100D
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(The Register)
 
 
 
Scientist invents spider killing vacuum cleaner. Oh, and lectures about sex robots
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(The Scientist)
 
 
 
And as a lovely parting gift, we're naming this parasitic flatworm that infects Malaysian turtles "Baracktrema Obamai"
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(Fark)
 
 
 
Fark's 2016 Headline of the Year contest: Geek headlines
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Antimatter beamed with laser reveals possible secrets of how the universe was created, and unleashes anti-sharks with frikken pineapples on their heads, because antimatter is weird shiat
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(The Sun)
 
 
 
Well fark me sideways... All these fitness gadgets are spying on you, releasing data (Not safe for work content in sidebar)
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(NBC News)
 
 
 
Bird flu infects 45 cats at New York animal shelter. Or as the birds call it, revenge
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(Tech Times)
 
 
 
Finally, ragequitting is a shameable offense in the upcoming Street Fighter V
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(IFL Science)
 
 
 
Galileo, Europe's version of GPS, just went live
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Let's watch some Finns blow up a brake disc, because why not
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Deadly pregnant Redback spider carrying 250 eggs is a big hit on the web. Also, a big hit on the internet
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(GeekWire)
 
 
 
Elon Musk decides to be boring
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