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These people revealed their passwords a little too freely

Earlier this month on Jimmy Kimmel Live, random people on the street were asked to share their main internet password. Amazingly, some did... on camera, no less. (Viral Viral Videos)

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Listen to ‘My Girl‘s Pussy,‘ a not-so-innocent song from 1931

Sit down, get comfortable -- yes, right there -- and enjoy "My Girl‘s Pussy." Hey now, get your mind out of the gutter. "My Girl‘s Pussy" is a song recorded in 1931 by bandleader Harry Roy and his orchestra, the Bat Club Boys. Ok, put your mind back in the gutter because this obviously isn‘t about cats. It‘s a dirty little ditty packed with double entendres. Here‘s a look at the suggestive lyrics: There&lsq

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Chewbacca beanbag

I don‘t go gaga over Star Wars merch like some folks do, but I can‘t help but appreciate this Chewbacca beanbag from PBTeen. It‘s pretty great, though for 279 it should probably include some eyes and a roar function.

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‘Boil the Frog‘ creates a seamless playlist between any two musical artists

This is cool. "Boil the Frog" is a 2012 web app by Paul Lamere that creates a "seamless playlist between any two artists." Boil the Frog lets you create a playlist of songs that gradually takes you from one music style to another. It‘s like the proverbial frog in the pot of water. If you heat up the pot slowly enough, the frog will never notice that he‘s being made into a stew and jump out of the pot. With a Boil the frog playlist yo

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Just look at this banana-shaped pool-table

Just look at it. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)

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Hapax legomenon: the classicist‘s googlewhack

In 2002, early bloggers started hunting for googlewhacks: "a pair of common words, like ‘schadenfreude carburetor‘ that appear together on only one page in Google‘s index." (more)

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William Gibson interviewed: Archangel, the Jackpot, and the instantly commodifiable dreamtime of industrial societies

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Kim Jong Un responds to Trump‘s name calling

"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire," said glorious North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in response to US mentally deranged dotard Donald Trump‘s recent threats and name calling. The world is less stable. Via The Hill: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday fired back at President Trump‘s combative speech at the United Nations a day before, saying Trump will "pay dearly" for his threa

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Oklahoma cops yell orders at deaf man, then kill him

Oklahoma City police shot dead a deaf man who refused to obey shouted orders to put down a metal pipe. The tuesday night killing of Magdiel Sanchez, NPR reports, happened despite the officers being told he was deaf. Officers were responding to a hit-and-run accident around 8:15 p.m., Capt. Bo Mathews, the police department‘s public information officer, told reporters Wednesday. A witness of the accident told police a vehicle involved we

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I interviewed my sister for the Cool Tools podcast. Here are 4 of her favorite tools

On the Cool Tools Show podcast, Kevin Kelly and I interviewed my sister, Wendy, about some of her favorite tools. Our guest this week is Wendy Frauenfelder. Wendy likes to cook, fix things, pretend to be a bartender, and do therapy dog work. She also is fascinated with wild yeast and slow food. Subscribe to the Cool Tools Show on iTunes|RSS|Transcript|Download MP3|See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Show notes: Stanley

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The brilliant book that inspired Dune author Frank Herbert

That science-fiction extravaganza Dune allegorizes contemporary themes of imperialism, economic addiction to oil, and religious war is obvious. But it turns out that Frank Herbert‘s masterpiece owes much to one particular book in particular: Lesley Blanch‘s brilliant, half-forgotten Sabres of Paradise, about the warlords of the Caucasus, where Europe and Asia meet. Anyone who has obsessed over the mythology of Dune will immediately

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Have a messy room? Here‘s a tool you can build to clean it in an instant

Colin Furze‘s debut book, This Book Isn‘t Safe features ten inventions kids can make at home with step by step instructions. Inventions include "Concrete-Crusher Boots," the "Fab Frisbee Flinger," and the "Downhill Racer." Below, Colin‘s instructions for making the Brilliant Bedroom-Tidy Pulley: https://youtu.be/NTYh6sIHKvE

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Watch artist Flynn Talbot blend sculpture, fabric, and light

Australian-born artist Flynn Talbot is currently exhibiting Reflection Room, a large installation with cool and warm lights meant to evoke the sun setting on the ocean in his hometown of Perth. (more)

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German artists stage a quirky performance for passing trains

When I was a kid growing up back East, my parents would bring me to a place called Edaville Railroad. It‘s a theme park now but, back then, the main attraction was a train that went through a track in cranberry bogs. During the holidays, they turned those bogs into a sort of winter wonderland with bright lights and festive sculptures. Passengers were the audience, and the decorated bogs became a kind of "stage." I remember it being a l

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What are the real risks we humans could face from a rogue AI superintelligence?

To hear a wide-ranging interview about the real-world risks we humans could face from a rogue superintelligence, hit play, below. My guest is author and documentary filmmaker James Barrat. Barrat‘s 2014 book Our Final Invention was the gateway drug that ushered me into the narcotic realm of contemplating super AI risk. So it‘s on first-hand authority that I urge you to jump in the water‘s great! This is the seventh episode

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Isle of Dogs: trailer for stop-motion Wes Anderson movie about dogs

Starring Bryan Cranston, Isle of Dogs is a new stop-motion animated movie from Wes Anderson, director of Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Looks very Wes Andersony! And check out this cast:

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Good deal on AC wall outlets with dual USB charging ports

Amazon is running a good deal on theseAC wall outlets with dual USB charging ports. It has 4.8-amp charging across the USB ports, which is plenty to charge most device. The regular price is 23, but you can get it for 17 with the promo code OPZ757GL. You will probably also need a wallplate like this one.

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First ever "Sand Hostel" pops up on Australia‘s Gold Coast

Low-budget as well as adventurous travelers just got to spend a few sandy nights at the world‘s first sand hostel on Australia‘s Gold Coast. The three-day event featured a hostel designed by Mad Max: Fury Road production designer Jon Dowding, according to Architectural Digest. And rooms started at only 7.50 per night. Unfortunately, bookings for the pop-up hostel on Kurrawa Beach ended Thursday. Sand Hostel required approximately

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Timelapse of Lego‘s largest kit construction

Lego‘s new Star Wars Millennium Falcon set is the largest model kit the company has ever sold. It contains 7,500 pieces and retails from Lego.com for 800. It‘s sold out for now though, but you can get one from a scalper on Amazon for 1,800. Or you can watch Benjamin Groe‘s video above of him building the kit, 20 hours compressed to less than two minutes.

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Boring, complex and important: the deadly mix that blew up the open web

On Monday, the World Wide Web Consortium published EME, a standard for locking up video on the web with DRM, allowing large corporate members to proceed without taking any steps to protect accessibility work, security research, archiving or innovation. (more)

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North Korea racks up 156,000 in unpaid NYC parking tickets

Even North Korea has trouble with parking in New York City. Diplomatic representatives of the DPRK have accumulated around 1,300 unpaid city parking tickets since the 1990s, according to a WNBC investigation. A North Korean diplomat denies the 156,000 debt, citing a 2002 U.S. Department of State agreement that gives the city permission to rescind diplomatic parking decals after three unpaid tickets. "It‘s not true," North Korean diploma

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South Dakota state rep fired from job after posting "All Lives Splatter" meme

South Dakota Rep. Lynne DiSanto, the GOP‘s majority whip in the state house, is baffled as to why anyone would think her Facebook post of a meme showing a car running over protesters with the banner "All Lives Splatter" meant that she condoned running over protesters. The meme also said "Nobody cares about your protest. Keep your ass out of the road." She commented, "I think this is a movement we can all support. #alllivessplatter." She is

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South Dakota state rep from job after posting "All Lives Splatter" meme

South Dakota Rep. Lynne DiSanto, the GOP‘s majority whip in the state house, is baffled as to why anyone would think her Facebook post of a meme showing a car running over protesters with the banner "All Lives Splatter" meant that she condoned running over protesters. The meme also said "Nobody cares about your protest. Keep your ass out of the road." She commented, "I think this is a movement we can all support. #alllivessplatter." She is

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There‘s a Black Mirror book coming, and I‘m gonna help write it

This morning, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker and Random Penguin announced that he‘s editing a series of anthologies of Black Mirror novellas; I‘m writing one of the three stories for the first volume, along with Claire North, and Sylvain Neuvel. I‘m pretty goddamned thrilled about this. (more)

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