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9 Secrets About The Imitation Game, Straight From Its Screenwriter

Much of mathematician Alan Turing's life was shrouded in secrecy for years. The Imitation Game attempts to decode it. Here are the facts and fiction at the heart of the film. The post 9 Secrets About The Imitation Game, Straight From Its Screenwriter appeared first on WIRED.

DT didn’t shelf its variable rate plans…

There was an interesting and animated discussion on twitter yesterday about the fact that journalists systematically present network congestion due to Online Service Providers as a given. The discussion led to talk about Deutsche Telekom’s pay what you eat plans announced last year, and their apparent shelving. But Pál Zarandy pointed me to this article […]

The Hurricane: 10 Interesting Facts about the Hawker Hurricane – The Workhorse of World War II

Not talking about storms here, but one of the greatest fighter planes of World War II. While its fame was later eclipsed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the Hurricane played a major role in early air conflicts, especially the Battle of Britain. Show More Summary

Songs of Gratitude and Gorging: A Thanksgiving Soundtrack

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Danny E Hooks/Shutterstock Eat yr idols. Fact: Thanksgiving is the least sexy holiday there is. Everything about the day is a boner-killer/vagina-dryer: Pilgrims, turkeys, overeating, your family. However, rock 'n' roll is literallyShow More Summary

9 Ways Frozen Has Changed Our Lives In The Past Year

17 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Frozen‘s release. I’ll give you a minute to come to terms with the fact that it’s only been a year. I’m shocked, too. It feels like we’ve been talking about this movie since before I was born. More » 9 Ways Frozen Has Changed Our Lives In The Past Year is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Fast Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

NewEnergyNews is so grateful to so many…beginning with the Marks family foundation…the inimitable Frenchie and the rambling Juliette…the enduring Randolph and the Scott clan…the guys at Akbar…the Cowboy Palace dancers…the Pasadena Untersehers…Teri...Show More Summary

The Surprising Facts About Who Shops Online And On Mobile

In the first quarter of 2014, 198 million U.S. consumers bought something online, according to comScore's quarterly State Of Retail report. That translates to 78% of the U.S. population age 15 and above. But who are these shoppers driving...Show More Summary

Fun Facts You Might Not Know About The Legend of Zelda

There's always more to learn about all the Zelda games Nintendo released over the years. The trivia-themed series Did You Know Gaming offers some fun facts from the first Zelda game to Skyward Sword in their latest video. Read more....

23 Facts About Thanksgiving Foods

21 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) You might be busy preparing your turkey and dressing as you watch this, and you might make the best pumpkin pie eve, but if you learn these fascinating facts about Thanksgiving food, you’ll have something more to say besides “Thank you,” when your dinner guests compliment your cooking. Show More Summary

Quote For Thanksgiving Day

“I have been thinking about existence lately. In fact, I have been so full of admiration for existence that I have hardly been able to enjoy it properly. As I was walking up to the church this morning, I passed that row of big oaks by the war memorial — if you remember them — […]

Thanksgiving: 4 Facts About the History of the Holiday

It is Thanksgiving, one of the major holidays in the United States. Below are four points of interest regarding the development of the observance, on the last Thursday in November, and the practices therein. The modern concept of Thanksgiving dates back centuries, deriving from religious traditions in Europe.

How to Tell If a ‘Fact’ About Millennials Isn’t Actually a Fact

It has become difficult to avoid "research" about so-called millennials. If any of the information sounds dubious, that's because it often is.

Tim Wise: Most white people in America are completely oblivious

23 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Black people have to learn everything about white people just to stay alive. White people just don’t get that. This story first appeared at AlterNet. I suppose there is no longer much point in debating the facts surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. First, because Officer Darren Wilson...

David Flynn: ‘Tis The Season For Complaining About Holiday Shopping

Well, it is the season for many things, but right now it seems it is the season for complaints regarding Christmas shopping and the fact that many stores now open on Thanksgiving. Full disclosure, I do not go shopping at “Black Friday” sales, and I have no plans to shop on Thursday either, but that...

Watch Emily Blunt Talk About That Time She Saved Meryl Streep's Life

Meryl Streep is widely regarded as the best actress of her generation. In fact anyone who wants to argue with her credentials will have to debate with three Academy Awards that have her name etched on the bottom. But we have Emily Blunt...Show More Summary

Why exactly did the police lie for 108 days about how far Mike Brown ran from Darren Wilson?

The day after Mike Brown was killed, the police began stating that he died just 35 feet from Officer Darren Wilson's SUV. For the first month, in my own reporting on the case, I parroted this distance as fact—not really thinking that...Show More Summary

Telling Lies: Fact, Fiction, and Nonsense, by Maria Hartwig

You have probably heard countless claims about detecting deception made by Paul Ekman, the most famous deception researcher in the world. In my opinion, he is not the best deception researcher. Maria Hartwig is. I have asked her to tell us what we should and should not believe about cues to deception, and how well we can detect deception, in this guest post. read more

After Normal

“You don’t think about the fact that you push a button every time the baby cries because OF COURSE you don’t know what she wants.”

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