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Four Cool Laptop Cords for Writers to Wear Safely to Bed

Good news: your favorite sleeping accessory just got a little less dangerous! These four laptop cords not only meet current technological standards but also won’t even accidentally strangle you after you fall asleep alone while working on your novel about being sad.

Foundry From Scrapped Oven for Cheap, Clean Castings

Home-built foundries are a popular project, and with good reason. Being able to melt and cast metal is a powerful tool, even if it’s “only” aluminum. But the standard fossil-fuel fired foundries that most people build are not without...Show More Summary

Brian Sewell bequeaths painting to the National Gallery

14 hours agoArts : Artdaily

?As a child, there was not a major museum or art gallery in London I didn?t know, and the National Gallery was my favourite.? (Brian Sewell interviewed in 'The Daily Telegraph', June 2012) The legendary 'Evening Standard' art criticShow More Summary

Trump may have just provoked a diplomatic incident with China

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump’s phone call with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan, was not like other phone calls with foreign leaders, even by the appalling standard Trump has been setting so far: The telephone call, confirmed by three people,Show More Summary

Out of 8 companies surveyed, only Twitter would rule out helping Trump build a database of Muslims

22 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Trump's Muslim database promise was extreme, even by Trump's standards; worse news, the US tech industry has built out a surveillance capability that would let him do it. (more…)

Earn Up to 1,500 Bonus SkyMiles by Shopping for the Holidays 2016

Effective through Friday, December 9, 2016 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,500 bonus Delta Air Lines SkyMiles — in addition to the standard SkyMiles earned — during the Holiday Bonus campaign at...Show More Summary

I Slept, Showered, and Worked Out In Tarte's Sweatproof Mascara to See If It Lasted

I hold my mascara to a higher standard than I hold myself. I give myself leeway when it comes to working out, eating well, and even washing my hair regularly, but any lash formula I wear doesn't get to slack off. A mascara is deemedShow More Summary

Hilary Duff says she was judged for being a young mom in Hollywood because women just can't win.

yesterdayHumor / odd : Happy Place

Thursday on The Talk, Lizzie McGuire Hilary Duff discussed the impossible standards women face in Hollywood, which is basically a publicized version of the judgments even non-famous women face. Duff, 29, had her 4-year-old son Luca when she was 24 (the math checks out, he's due for another birthday). Show More Summary

He Was a Senior Afghan Government Official. Except He Wasn’t.

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

The arrest of a serial impostor revealed more than a decade of fraud, audacious even by the standards of Afghanistan, where con artists have flourished in the chaos of war.

'Petraeus Would Have To Notify Probation Officer If Named Secretary Of State'

That's the literal headline used by The Hill, and it's somewhat startling to see even the simplest facts in the context of the media fiasco that was the 2016 election. One candidate held to one standard, the other given a completely free pass on all manner of outrages. Show More Summary

Chelsea Transfer News: John Terry in Gus Poyet, Shanghai Shenhua Offer Rumours

Shanghai Shenhua are reportedly ready to give Chelsea captain John Terry "a lucrative payday" to convince him to join the club. According to James Olley of the Evening Standard, Gus Poyet, the new manager of the Chinese Super League side and former Blues midfielder, wants to make the veteran defender his first signing. Show More Summary

Involuntary head-shaking is probably not an intended consequence of data visualization

This chart is in the Sept/Oct edition of Harvard Magazine: Pretty standard fare. It even is Tufte-sque in the sparing use of axes, labels, and other non-data-ink. Does it bug you how much work you need to do to understand...

TV Club: The Flash and his super-friends battle aliens in a frenetic crossover episode

Even by the usual standards of a CW superhero crossover, “Invasion!” is an absurdly overstuffed kickoff to a three-night event. (I refuse to entertain the promo ad claims that it’s actually a four-night event, but more on that later.)...Show More Summary

Jonathan Chait: ‘Trump Wants You to Burn Flags While He Burns Constitution’

Donald Trump, in a seemingly bizarre (even by his standards) tweet this morning: Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, here must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail! Jonathan Chait: This...Show More Summary

Even If You Have A Smart TV, You Still Need A Separate Streaming Device

With Black Friday behind us, a whole lot of folks have likely upgraded their living rooms with a brand new flatscreen. But even as so-called "smart" TV capabilities become standard, I still find it necessary to reccomend that almost everybody interested in streaming content. Here's why:

The Average Car Is Enjoying The Summer Of Fifth Grade

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

There’s no doubt about it: most cars suck far less than they used to. Even a standard economy car these days is better than one from decades ago in terms of build quality and reliability. As a result, the cars on the roads now have a higher average age than they used to. Read more...

MIT’s AI can glimpse the future

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Despite the great strides artificial intelligence technology has made in recent years, machines are still woefully below the standard of general intelligence humans function at. One such area is prediction of future actions and events. Imagine a man running on a racetrack. For humans with their...

Olly Alexander Blasts British Paper for Downplaying Milo Yiannopoulos’s Hate

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander ripped British newspaper The Evening Standard for a piece it did on white supremacist homocon Milo Yiannopoulos. The article, published in print on Friday and online on Saturday, aimed to tell readers “… Read The post Olly Alexander Blasts British Paper for Downplaying Milo Yiannopoulos’s Hate appeared first on Towleroad.

You think this year’s election is strange?

Clinton beat Trump by a large margin, by electoral standards. A couple of percent is actually a lot these days. Yet so far it appears that Trump won the electoral vote, even though those votes are not yet cast and who knows what is actually going to happen. But this year, strange as it it…

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