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Black Friday Watch Sale

Complementing your outfit with a standout timepiece doesn’t have to mean compromising your wallet -- and it doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style either. A fine watch satisfies three criteria: It tells the time, It's versatile, And last but not least, it looks damn good. Show More Summary

2015 Volkswagen Golf Bluemotion 1.0 TSI review

What is it?:  Volkswagen’s first petrol-powered full-on Bluemotion model – not to be confused with those models carrying the Bluemotion Technology badge. Using the 1.0-litre engine fitted to the Up as a base, VW has added a turbocharger and intercooler to increase power to an Ecoboost-rivalling 113bhp at 5000-5500rpm. Furthermore, torque is up to a […]

Friday links: security mysticism

Book list: The best non-fiction books of 2015 including Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard Thaler.  (Marginal Revolution)

Pizza Shop Owner Feeds Dozens After Thanksgiving Note Goes Viral

10 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

A pizza restaurant owner in a small town in Ohio gave a free meal to over 100 people on Thanksgiving after a sign he posted offering to feed anyone in need went viral. Jason Hague stuck a sign to the front window of his Bada Bing! Pizzeria...Show More Summary

Britain sends mixed messages on climate ahead of Paris talks

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's cuts to renewable energy subsidies and abandonment of its carbon capture and storage scheme are likely to diminish the country's influence at the global climate talks starting in Paris this weekend, investors and green groups said.

Turkey Arrests Journalists Who Exposed Erdogan's Weapons Smuggling To Extremist Syrian Rebels

One of Turkish president Recep Erdogan's key contentions in the ongoing diplomatic spat with Russia is that everything that Russia has accused Turkey of doing, from funding the Islamic State's oil purchases, to providing weapons for Syrian "rebels" intent on eradicating the Assad regime, is unfounded slander without a shred of evidence. Show More Summary

CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS ARE REAPING WHAT THEY HAVE SOWN, writes Victor Davis Hanson: Current student …

CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS ARE REAPING WHAT THEY HAVE SOWN, writes Victor Davis Hanson: Current student anger eerily fits the pattern of most left-wing unrest, from the cycles of the French Revolution to the campus riots of the 1960s. First, protests gradually grow more extreme. Venom is directed at fellow leftists who are deemed insufficiently radical. In […]

Kinda crazy what the Bears defense just did to Aaron Rodgers

12 minutes agoSports : RosenBlog

It is ludicrous on its face: The Bears held Aaron Rodgers to one touchdown in Green Bay. But it happened Thursday the way it often happens with John Fox. It happened because the Bears are a better team than a roster, a better defense than their parts. They’re also a better offense than their parts,...

The condom challenge is like the Ice Bucket Challenge but much less safe and more pointless.

12 minutes agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

There is a new video challenge on the Internet, and it is the condom challenge. It's a little bit like the ice bucket challenge, in that it requires assistance from a friend and a shower to avoid making a mess. And that's where the similarities end. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Duck hunting protester gets accidentally shot in the face by duck hunter

This duck hunting protester in Australia was wading through a duck hunt in order to save hit ducks…which first off, BAD IDEA!?! Then she paid the consequence….HORRIFYING. A duck protestor

The World' Most Spectacular Ceilings That Prove The Best View Is Always Up

12 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

While traveling, it's easy to get swept up with what's directly in front of us. But don't forget that sometimes the best view is right above your head. The below images of dazzling ceilings are masterpieces in both design and function,...Show More Summary

Monks Lied About King Arthur's Burial to Raise Cash

A team of 31 specialists led by an archaeologist at the University of Reading are shedding light on some supposed Dark Age legends in their four-year work at Glastonbury Abbey in the UK, reports the Guardian. To wit: "Those feet, immortalized in William Blake’s poem Jerusalem, never walked on the...


ANALYSIS: TRUE. IF WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT FREE SPEECH, WE SHOULD SAY ‘JE SUIS DIEUDONNÉ.’ He’s a putz, but he should be refuted, not jailed.

Algeria jails former counterterrorism chief

Abdelkader Ait-Ouarabi vows to appeal after military court finds him guilty of disobeying orders and destroying files.

Faces in an Apple Optical Illusion

Happy Black Friday! The day when shoppers push and shove and trample each other to get their hands on still overpriced junk! Oh well. More power to them, I guess. I’ll just do my shopping online and still save a nice little chunk of money. Show More Summary

Power Over WiFi Might Not Be A Unicorn After All

12 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

There have been a few reports of power over WiFi (PoWiFi) on the intertubes lately. If this is a real thing it’s definitely going to blow all of the IoT fanboys skirts up (sorry to the rest of you buzzword fanboys, the IoT kids flash-mobbed...Show More Summary

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