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'The Quest' Episode 1 Recap: You'll Feel Very Silly - Silly Is Good Right?

14 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

The Quest is a twisted fairytale mirror of a reality show, worth your attention for, if nothing else, the way it will make you feel about the way you already felt about both high-minded fantasy and lowbrow reality TV. Which... is a bit silly. Show More Summary

Overnight Open Thread (7-31-2014)

Children Pose With Their Most Prized Possessions       Charles C. Cooke: Smarter Than Thou Ace mentioned this article a day or two ago but the entire thing is worth reading since it encapsulates so much that is wrong with...

Teranga Gold Corp. Disappoints With Its Q2 Results, But Might Still Be Worth A Look

By Kevin Vlerick: Teranga Gold Corp.(OTC:TGCDF) or (TSX:TGZ) is a Canadian based company. It is operating the Sabodala mine in Senegal, West-Africa. It is located in the West African Birimian geological belt in Senegal, only 90 km away of major gold mines in Mali. Show More Summary

Suddenly Richard Dawkins is a racist and mysoginist??

It’s worth reading this amusing Spectator blog post that looks at the decline of “pop-science” author/speaker/professor Richard Dawkins in the eyes of the politically-correct left. Now that they recognize his anger, vitriol, and invective have not been saved solely for the Christian church, he’s suddenly become a ‘bigot.’ Pass the popcorn bowl people, this one […]

The Fabulous Life Of Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg

Earlier this week, Facebook crushed its second quarter earnings and its stock hit an all-time high — which really just means Mark Zuckerberg is one step closer to being the richest man in the world. Zuckerberg's current net worth is about $33.1 billion, putting him at No. Show More Summary

The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy

With the leak of the upcoming Expendables movie, it's worth taking a look at why pre-release piracy is treated so serious and what can be done about it. The post The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

Ebola outbreak could cause rapid flight and border closures

The Ebola virus outbreak in parts of Africa is a terrible tragedy that has the potential to cause rapid and cascading border closures right around the world. It isn’t near to being that bad at present, but it is worth noting that during concerns about the spread of bird flu, and the SARS crisis early [...]

Newswire: R.I.P. Harun Farocki, German filmmaker and theorist

“No film which only translates into film what is known already... is worth anything. A film has to find an expression in its own language.” Though hardly a household name, Harun Farocki was one of the boldest and most influential film...Show More Summary

How to Get Paid for Posting on Facebook

It turns out that your Facebook feed is worth something after all. If you’re like most people, you share something at least once per day on Facebook. Have you also noticed that your newsfeed is growing increasingly full of sponsored content? Facebook is home to nearly 8% of all advertising sold on the internet. We […]

Civil War on the Left, Part 9

(Steven Hayward) Further to our occasional series about the civil war on the left (part 8 here), it is worth taking note of a new article by Paul Waldman in The American Prospect (one of the more smartly written lefty journals) entitled...Show More Summary

Why Sam Harris Won’t Criticize Israel

It’s a very long piece – or, rather, a speech annotated with qualifications – an interesting way to put your thoughts down on a screen. And it’s well worth your while. The gist of it is that because Hamas is an almost text-book example of nihilist theocracy and Israel isn’t, Israel is one the right […]

Sony Thinks EA's New $5 Subscription Service for Xbox One is a Bad Deal

EA launches a new subscription service that looks a lot like Sony PlayStation Plus and Microsoft Xbox Live Gold. Is it worth it?

Is It Better to Be Feared or Loved?

Is it worth sacrificing short-term profit in order to win employee loyalty?


Argentina's stock market is tanking after the country last night said it would voluntarily default on $1.3 billion worth of debt owed to a group of hedge funds. Shortly after opening for trade, the Merval index was down 8.5%. Today's...Show More Summary

Buying Drinks Through Your Phone Will Save PIN-only Australia

SYDNEY — Your autograph will soon be worth nothing more than the paper it's signed on. Starting from Friday, Australia is changing to a PIN-only country. Many believe there are only a handful of people who still use the caveman way,Show More Summary

Revisiting the Great Experiment of 2013

Now that the revised 2013 GDP numbers are out it is worth revisiting the debate surrounding the 'Great Experiment' of 2013. It started with Mike Konczal firing this opening salvo at Market Monetarists in early 2013: In late 2011, the...Show More Summary

Smart Notice on the LG G3 - what is it and should you use it?

LG is trying to help you through your days with Smart Notice, but is it worth your time? What's the best way to describe the LG G3's Smart Notice widget? Think Google Now, but much scaled down, and you're on the right sort of track. It's main purpose in life is to deliver you information before you need it. Show More Summary

Tyron Smith’s 10-year deal is “nuts”

It’s hard to say that a guy who signed an eight-year contract reportedly worth $98 million made a mistake.  But in the NFL, where the player is far more bound to the deal than the team, left tackle Tyron Smith apparently has given the Cowboys near-unilateral control over the balance of his career. “There’s no…

Mario Kart 8 Has Millions Of Peaches, Peaches For Me

Gamers took their sweet time making the inevitable "Peaches" joke for Mario Kart 8. But this video by YouTuber Linkums is clever enough that it's fair to say it was worth the wait: Read more...

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