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Google’s ‘Service Workers’ Will Let You Access Sites When You’re Offline

Someday soon, users may be able to interact with their favorite websites even when these sites aren’t accessible, thanks to a new browser standard called Service Workers being developed by Google. With Service Workers, “We can make sure when you go to your site, it always feels responsive, that it is always there, even if... Read More

5.7x26mm vs .22 WMR

Military Arms Channel takes a look at the 5.7x28mm round versus your standard.22 WMR bullet. He shoots them out of their respective pistols. A FNH Five Seven and a Kel-Tec PMR-30. He even uses a SBR PS90 for the test. The test consists of seeing if over the counter ball ammo can defeat a […] Read More … The post 5.7x26mm vs.22 WMR appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Slowly, slowly

THE economic recovery since the Great Recession has been subdued by historic standards. Typical families have born the brunt of this sluggish growth, thanks to rising inequality. But there are signs that even if things aren’t getting better for these families, they have stopped getting worse. Show More Summary

David Cameron Jokes 'Assassination Would Be Welcome' After Stress Of Scottish Independence Vote

UK prime minister David Cameron has joked that being assassinated might be preferable to continuing to deal with the Scottish independence referendum, according to the Evening Standard. "After the events I have been facing over the past few days, assassination would be a welcome release," he reportedly said at a Downing Street party. Show More Summary

Cristiano Ronaldo Isn't Even Close to Lionel Messi's Standard, Insists Xavi

Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't even come close to Lionel Messi in terms of who is the best player in the game. That's according to Barcelona's midfield pass-master Xavi Hernandez. The 34-year-old made his feelings on the debate clear during a recent television interview with Espacio Reservado, per the English edition of Marca. Show More Summary

With Calpers Quitting Hedge Funds, Other Investors Reflect

Even though the $4 billion hedge fund investment being dropped by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System is minuscule by industry standards, Calpers has long been a trendsetter among public pension plans.

Even When Kanye’s Screwing Up, He’s Still a Savvy Social Critic

Another week, another manufactured “controversy” surrounding Kanye West. Yeezus’ recent tour stop in Sydney, Australia garnered a fresh round of publicity — read: media coverage with ugly subtext — when a standard order for the audience to stand up left West momentarily frustrated with a couple of disabled fans. Show More Summary

Julien Laurens runs the rule over ‘sloppy & disinterested’ PSG in his Ligue 1 review [Video]

Paris Saint-Germain haven’t burst out of the blocks in the last few seasons but, even by their own self-indulgent standards, this campaign has begun in a sloppy fashion. Or so says French football expert Julien Laurens. In his Guardian review of the Ligue 1 weekend Laurens tears into a lazy PSG after a stuttering start […]

Insane fan climbs to top of catch fence during NASCAR race

RICHMOND, Va. - Even by the standards of NASCAR fans, what happened on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway was flat-out ridiculous. With about 70 laps left in the race, a fan somehow climbed the fence over Turn 4 and proceeded...Show More Summary

B&N’s Nook Partners With ESI Media on UK Literacy Push

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media has forged a partnership with ESI Media, the commercial department of The London Evening Standard and The Independent, for an initiative that promotes reading in London schools with low literacy rates. The Get...Show More Summary

Top 10 Songs of the Week (9/12)

Between the return of Damien Rice and a brand new song from Grouper, this week saw fall get off to a melancholy start, even by the standards of a season whose main thing is that everything dies all the time. …

Square Enix Announces a New Final Fantasy Game

Square Enix has announced a new Final Fantasy game for iOS. Thing is, it’s nothing like what you’re probably picturing. Instead of going the standard RPG route — or even the Theatrhythm route — the new Final Fantasy game is based on typing. Yes, typing. The game, revealed by Famitsu, is called Final Fantasy: World […]

Kelly Ripa's iPhone Segment Was Just One Long Dick Joke

Apple's just-announced iPhone 6L is 5.5 inches long: enormous by smartphone standards, but not even adequate in the eyes of morning show size queen Kelly Ripa. You expect her to use that tiny thing? Really? You have no idea how huge her purse is. Read more...

Jurgen Klopp wants to go to Man United when his Dortmund contract expires in 2018 [Evening Standard]

London based newspaper the Evening Standard claim to have the inside scoop on who Manchester United will have as their boss after Louis van Gaal. After just three Premier League games in charge at Old Trafford, rumours have already sprung up over United’s long term managerial target, and that man is Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp. Unfortunately […]

See What Star Trek TOS Would Have Looked Like In Widescreen Cinerama

Star Trek was born on TV and well before HD so it has always been set in the rather narrow standard TV ratio, even on Blu-ray. But an intrepid fan has stitched together some screencaps to envision what the show could have looked like in widescreen, check out some examples below. Star Trek: In Widescreen […]

Obama Double-Bogeys ISIS Strategy

On Wednesday evening, President Obama gave his long-awaited speech spelling out his carefully planned strategy to deal with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The speech was brief by Obama standards – approximately fifteen minutes – and well-articulated. Show More Summary

To L(l)ibertarian Or Not? That Is The Question

I never had much use for the GOP and have always identified as a conservative. But now I?m not so sure I?m even a political (which can be different from a philosophical) conservative by today?s standards. And so I?ve found...

Maison Kitsuné Spring/Summer 2015 – “Effortlessly French”

Maison Kitsuné celebrated their New York Fashion Week debut last evening with their “Effortlessly French” Spring/Summer 2015 presentation, hosted at The Standard High Line hotel. Per the norm from Kitsuné, elevated basics took center stage in a collection that offered checkered… Maison Kitsuné Spring/Summer 2015 – “Effortlessly French” is a post by Jeff Carvalho on Selectism.

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus: Which Should You Buy?

Today was a big day for new products, even by Apple’s standards. Forget about the new Apple Watch for a moment, the iPhone announcements alone represented a major shift for the company and you. The post-event focus would normally shift to discussions regarding which color or storage size. Show More Summary

How Bungie Got Paul McCartney to Write Music for Destiny

Even by the expensive standards of modern blockbuster video game making, Bungie's new release Destiny — a first-person shooter set in a massive, Star Wars-like universe, out today for current and last-generation PlayStations and XBoxes — still seems pretty extravagant. The game's voice cast features Peter Dinklage and Nathan Fillion. The ad... More »

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