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New 'X-Files' trailer might be the best yet

Are you sick of being teased yet? Of course you're not.

Nintendo bundles 'Pokémon Red' and 'Blue' in new 3DS pack

February marks the series' 20th anniversary and Nintendo has some goodies in store.

Go back to Hoth with this surprisingly great Star Wars fan film

We're still about 12 months out until the next Star Wars film, the spinoff installment Rogue One, brings us back to the days of the original trilogy. If you're itching for some '80s-inspired...

Man proposes to girlfriend 148 times without her realising

A man in Grimsby asked his girlfriend 148 times to marry him, without her realising, before finally popping the question.

The New York City subway is stuck in the past, but can glimpse the future

New York City's subway system is many things: huge (278 underground stations); long (233 miles); old (112 years); valuable (it's worth $1 trillion); and insanely, annoyingly, and dangerously congested (1.75 billion people rode it in 2014). One thing it is not, however, is futuristic.

Woodworking Projects for Beginners

Here's 50 great beginner woodworking projects that will get you comfortable with the basics of building with wood.  Some of the projects below can be completed in a weekend and others in just a few hours, either way all the projects will help you create something great out of wood.

'It has failed,' Bitcoin software developer says

Between technical issues and a schism in the Bitcoin community, the currency alternative is not looking sustainable to a prominent Bitcoin developer.

'Silence of the Lambs' house gets price sliced almost to the bone - CNET

The owners of the Pennsylvania home used as the setting for the serial killer's grisly handiwork are having a hard time finding another buyer. Maybe they could throw in a basket of lotions to sweeten the deal?

TurbineOne - Basic Wind Turbine That Anyone Can Make

This is my first working practical wind turbine. I really love green projects and renewable energy stuff. Last year I 've made a small modification on an old PC fan to convert it into a small wind turbine. It had enough output power to light an LED. It was a huge project for me at that time because I 've always wanted so much to get even little power from wind.The huge number of people on instructables who successfully built different sizes and shapes of practically working wind turbines has motivated me to build my own next level wind turbine to have higher scale of power output.That 's where TurbineOne came from.TurbineOne is my first practical power generating wind turbine.I named it TurbineOne because I intend to build many other turbines.I 'll explain how I built it in the next steps.I know, when it comes to technical appeal ,engineering calculations ...

9 Unusual Uses for Beer

Beer. You can do more than just drink it. Trap and kill pests. Marinate meat. Shampoo your hair. Prevent cancer. Build things from the cans and bottles and kegs it's packaged in.Beer's been around since a handful of Sumerians tried to make their grain more palatable by soaking it in water and then forgetting all about it. Fermentation set in, and they stumbled upon a deliciously inebriating mash. The effect was so good the Sumerians even had a hymn to Ninkasi, beer goddess, that included the recipe. You may recall one of the racier scenes in The Epic of Gilgamesh where Enkidu is civilized by a combination of the solicitation of a prostitute and the consumption of bread and beer. Beer and civilization go hand in hand.More recently, beer's what made early intercontinental travel possible because regular old water was often contaminated after long periods of storage. Beer, a much ...

Mulder and Scully get a new 'X-Files' partner...Jimmy Kimmel? - CNET

Watch this "X-Files" parody video of Jimmy Kimmel joining agents Mulder and Scully and trying to convince them their old '90s tech won't cut it anymore.

Hillary Clinton loathes iPhone autocorrect, likes Snapchat - CNET

Technically Incorrect: Appearing with Jimmy Fallon, the leading Democratic candidate reveals her tech proclivities.

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String Theory Meets Loop Quantum Gravity | Quanta Magazine

An effort to solve some of LQG’s own internal problems has led to the first surprising link with string theory. Physicists who study LQG lack a clear understanding of how to zoom out from their network of space-time chunks and arrive at a large-scale description of space-time that dovetails with Einstein’s general theory of relativity — our best theory of gravity. More worrying still, their theory can’t reconcile the special case in which gravity can be neglected. It’s a malaise that befalls any approach reliant on chunking-up space-time: In Einstein’s theory of special relativity, an object will appear to contract depending on how fast an observer is moving relative to it. This contraction also affects the size of space-time chunks, which are then perceived differently by observers with different velocities. The discrepancy leads to problems with the central tenet of Einstein’s theory — that the laws of physics should be the same no matter what the observer’s velocity.

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Apple seeds first OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 beta to developers

On Monday, January 11, Apple seeded the first beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 to developers of the desktop platform. This release comes a little over one month since Apple released OS X 10.11.2 to the public. At the time of this writing, OS X 10.11.3 is still in the beta phase as well, both to developers and public beta testers.

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ISIS Has a New Weapon: A Smartphone App

The hacking collective Ghost Security Group discovered this month that ISIS has been distributing an application that provides propaganda-laced news and videos. The Android-based app is essentially a news portal, run by the Amaq News Agency, a group believed to be tied to ISIS. According to a tweet this week from Michael S. Smith, principal at Kronos Advisory, a defense contractor that works as an intermediary between Ghost Security Group and the U.S. government, the app features news and videos showing executions and battlefield victories. He says it’s designed to “streamline access” to the militant group’s “propaganda.”

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The GoProblem

GoPro is the world's leading activity image capture company. GoPro produces the HD HERO® line of wearable and gear-mountable cameras and accessories, making it easy for people to capture and share their lives' most exciting moments in high definition. GoPro's products are sold through specialty retailers in more than 50 countries and online at http://www.gopro.com.

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Lucas Mearian on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Spotless on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Google Maps' new Driving Mode: No need to type a destination | ZDNet

An update in the pipeline for Google Maps predicts where you want to go and provides navigation information without your having to key in a destination.

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Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10

Soon, if you have a new PC, you won't be able to run Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has announced an update to its support policy that lays out its plans for future updates to its older operating systems, and the new rules mean that future PC owners with next-generation Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors will have to use Windows 10.

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International sanctions against Iran lifted

Oil is at its lowest price in more than a decade, in part because of expectations Iranian crude will flood the market, and Iran’s currency has declined precipitously. Tehran will be getting far less income than it anticipated when the negotiations took hold in late 2013, making it difficult for the government to deliver the jobs and economic boom Iranians have been told will ensue. Many think it will take years to repair the country’s decrepit energy infrastructure in order for oil to flow at its pre-sanctions rate.

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Hacker Showcases iOS 9.3 jailbreak

It should be noted that Todesco previously made it clear that he has no intention of sharing the jailbreak publicly and it doesn’t seem like that’s going to change anytime soon. Though the likelihood of this jailbreak arriving on public iPhones is close to none, it’s still good to know that the device is easy to jailbreak and one of the big players in the jailbreak scene (Pangu and TaiG team) may soon share a process to jailbreak Apple’s future version of iOS soon.

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The first 'Doom' gets a new map from co-creator John Romero

You'll need to brush up on running third-party maps , since Doom hails from the old days of command line modes. However, you might have a good reason to dust off those old skills. Romero describes this as a "warm-up," so don't be shocked if he makes further maps for Doom , Doom II or something else entirely. Let's hope he gives the new Doom a shot, whether it's the built-in easy level editor or something more advanced -- it'd be interesting to see what he could do when melding old-school gameplay with modern technology.

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Netflix Is Getting Rid Of An Easy Way To Watch Blocked Content

Released in 1988, "The Thin Blue Line" examines the story of Randall Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to a life in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Similar to "Making a Murderer," the film highlights inconsistencies and unfollowed leads in the case and trial. This is an instance in which widespread outrage spurred by the film may have helped Adams' case: he was released about a year after the movie was shown.

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Want a Free Chromecast? Use Android Pay 10 Times

Also, before you think that you can just head over to your local supermarket and quick-pay for like, 10 boxes of Tic-Tacs in a row, know that each Android Pay tap has to occur at least five minutes after the previous one for it to count for the promotion. So, you're welcome to be as cheap as you want to get your Chromecast, but you're going to have to hang out at the store of your choice for almost an hour. We recommend just spending money as you normally do—you have more than a month, after all, to earn your Chromecast .

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5 can't-miss apps: Interact, Jukebox, 'Smurfs Epic Run' and more

If the iOS stock Contacts app isn’t cutting it for you anymore, then you may want to give Interact a try. The app pulls in your existing contacts and lets you create groups of contacts so you can easily reach people you frequently contact together at once. You can also enable Interact’s app extension to pull in contact info from within other apps.

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Ad Blocking: A Primer

There’s a lot of buzz right now around ad blocking. Depending on your perception, you might consider ad blocking a savior… or a growing problem. Both points of view are valid, to some degree. What appears to be a certainty, however, is that the use of ad blockers is expected to grow exponentially.

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Andrew Southern on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Tip: How to reduce mobile data usage on iPhone or iPad for Facebook and Twitter users

One of the tips that we missed out was how users who are heavy Facebook and Twitter users can reduce mobile data usage on their iPhone or cellular iPad by disabling auto-play videos while on a cellular network.

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Amazon Echo can read your Kindle books aloud on request

That said, you obviously can't expect the narration's quality to be on par with a professional voice actor's reading for Audible. Want a taste of what it will sound like? Ask Alexa to read a Wikipedia or a news article for you: it uses the same text-to-speech technology for all these tasks. If you don't mind the voice assistant's robotic sounds, though, you're golden, especially since the feature's available at no charge.

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The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world's aid money, there's a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now.

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David Bowie Tribute: Starman Gets His Own Constellation

“It was not easy to determine the appropriate stars. Studio Brussels asked us to give Bowie a unique place in the galaxy. Referring to his various albums, we chose seven stars—Sigma Librae, Spica, Alpha Virginis, Zeta Centauri, SAA 204 132, and the Beta Sigma Octantis Trianguli Australis—in the vicinity of Mars. The constellation is a copy of the iconic Bowie lightning and was recorded at the exact time of his death.”

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Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most Exquisite Creation

Eric Warrant, Nilsson’s next-door neighbor at Lund University, takes a more lenient view. “Insect eyes have a much faster temporal resolution,” he says. “Two flies will chase each other at enormous speed and see up to 300 flashes of light a second. We’re lucky to see 50.” A dragonfly ’s eye gives it almost complete wraparound vision; our eyes do not. And the elephant hawk moth, which Warrant has studied intensely, has eyes so sensitive that it can still see colors by starlight. “In some ways we’re better, but in many ways, we’re worse,” Warrant says. “There’s no eye that does it all better.” 
Our camera eyes have their own problems. For example, our retinas are bizarrely built back to front. The photoreceptors sit behind a tangled web of neurons, which is like sticking a camera’s wires in front of its lens. The bundled nerve fibers also need to pass through a hole in the photoreceptor layer to reach the brain. That’s why we have a blind spot. There’s no benefit to these flaws; they’re just quirks of our evolutionary history.

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America's Most Obvious Tax Reform Idea: Kill the Oil and Gas Subsidies

There are plenty of reasons, far beyond the word of a single middle-eastern oil man, to expect that those profits will stay high. Oil prices have continued to hover around the $100 mark in part because of instability in the Middle East, but also because, even in our sluggish global economy, demand is still relatively tight. As things improve, demand -- and prices -- will only increase. So if you think China's best days are still ahead of it, and that Europe will eventually pull out of its funk, you should expect prices to keep floating skyward. The Energy Information Administration, for one, believes the cost of a barrel will most likely increase to around $162 by 2040 (as shown on the blue line below). 

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The 10 Most Pirated Movies

Now, before I continue, it's important to state that PCMag doesn't condone illegally streaming or downloading movies. At all. That's not what we're trying to accomplish here. This most pirated movies roundup contains mere observations about the nature of Internet film piracy. That's it. We're just the messengers, folks, and possess no ill will toward movie studios, even though they greenlight dreck at an incredible rate.

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Gamers Have Become the New Religious Right

Once again I’ve come to a point in my life where I just know certain things will stir up a group of organized protestors. Just as church groups would get together and make signs or write letters, this gamer mob can always be counted on to gather on message boards and plan a strike. They use DDoS attacks and hordes of sock puppet accounts on Twitter instead of standing outside a concert, but the result is the same. What’s disturbing is what they attack. The religious right was alarmed by sex and Satanic imagery and realistic violence. The gamer right is fighting a war against… being sad about cancer? Having a black female lead in an adventure game?

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Tanker Crush Trailer

Jamie and Adam take on the biggest undertaking EVER on the series: an imploding tanker car. (Even Jamie’s nervous.)

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@midnight

In a world where Tweets, Vines, GIFs, Instagrams and Facebook posts reign supreme, Chris Hardwick leads viewers down the ultimate internet wormhole! A rotating lineup of today’s top comedians will battle nightly to determine who has the funniest take on the day’s social media and pop culture happenings and wear the crown of funniest person on Earth (for the next 23 ½ hours). UPCOMING GUESTS: January 18th: Rich Eisen, Ron Funches & Adam Savage! January 19th: Patton Oswalt, Judah Friedlander & Shelby Fero! January 20th 1st show: Jen Kirkman January 20th 2nd show: Celebrity Guests TBD January 25th: Grace Helbig, Hari Kondabolu January 26th: "Fifty Shades of Black" cast members Marlon Wayans, Affion Crockett, Jenny Zigrino January 27th 1st show: Matt Braunger, Ryan Stout January 27th 2nd show: Kyle Kinane, #PointsMe Winner February 1st: Kurt Braunohler, Phoebe Robinson, Jonathan Kite February 2nd: Dominic Monaghan, Liza Treyger February 3rd 1st show: Lazer Team cast members

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Watch a gorgeous time lapse of The Hateful Eight’s 70mm projection process

Quentin Tarnatino shot his latest movie, The Hateful Eight , in Ultra Panavision, a format that had been dead for decades. But while shooting the movie was a challenge, showing it in 70mm was an entirely different struggle. Tarantino set up a cross-country roadshow in order to screen the movie in the correct (and massive) format, and the process of resurrecting Ultra Panavision wound up being both extremely expensive and fraught with problems .

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PETA congratulates Tesla for offering 'all-vegan' Model X

PETA has  congratulated electric car maker Tesla for offering "all vegan" interiors for its Model X SUV. The animal rights group, which is a Tesla shareholder, says it asked the company's CEO Elon Musk about the possibility of using synthetic leather last year, and has since "been working with Tesla" on the project. The option for artificial leather interiors, which includes the seats, steering wheel, and gear shift, is labelled as "Ultra White" on Tesla's website.

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Courage

What does it mean to be courageous? Is it an automatic response or a conscious choice? This hour, TED speakers examine the nature of courage and what it takes to risk everything to do the right thing.

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The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

"We may be entering a new era in physics. An era where there are weird features in the universe that we cannot explain. An era where we have hints that we live in a multiverse that lies frustratingly beyond our reach. An era where we will never be able to answer the question why is there something rather than nothing."

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Relax, people, this man is not putting his butt in a baby's face

Many people on the Internet were shocked, horrified and confused when they saw this photo circulating on Twitter earlier this week, namely because the dim lighting and slightly awkward angle makes it seem like the man in the photo seems to be aiming his bare rear end directly at a baby's face.

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New England Patriots on Twitter

Excluding 2008, Tom Brady has now reached the AFC Championship Game in 10 of his 14 seasons as starter. #DoYourJob pic.twitter.com/lLkc91KuGg

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Twelve Tomorrows

Virgil Finlay (1914-1971) was the most accomplished line artist in American science fiction and fantasy history. He began illustrating stories for Weird Tales (1936) and eventually worked for almost every SF magazine: Amazing, Fantastic Universe, IF, Galaxy, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, etc. For awhile he was a staff artist at The American Weekly. 2500 pieces have been catalogued. 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1939 and 1945. Finlay has been posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame (2012) and the Society of Illustrators’ Hall of Fame (2015). Photo: 1933 Self portrait: Copyright © Lail Finlay.

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Woman tags sister-in-law on Facebook, faces year in jail - CNET

Technically Incorrect: A woman who was under a restraining order reportedly tags her victim -- her sister-in-law -- on Facebook. A New York judge rules that even tagging is electronic communication.

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Ex-con posts gun photo to Facebook, gets another 15 years

So, once the feds found the photos, they arrested Farrad and, on Thursday, Chief U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan convicted him on the single charge of being a felon in possession of a gun, sentencing him to 188 months. And that's why you should never post anything on the internet. Like, ever.

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What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review

“One of the largest and most prominent debates in social sciences is the role of technology in inequality,” says David Grusky, director of Stanford’s Center on Poverty and Inequality. But “one fact that everyone agrees on,” he says, is that the income gaps between those with different levels of education “account for a good share of the inequality.” And, he says, “we know what the solution is. It’s equalizing access to high-quality education. The problem is that we just pay lip service to it.” The issue is not, as many suggest, the overall quality of education, he argues: “We have fine schools. For example, Palo Alto High School is a fine school. But everyone needs access to these types of schools. Everyone should have access to the kind of schools we routinely provide middle-class kids.” (Local governments, using property taxes, supply an average of 44 percent of the funding for elementary and secondary schools in the United States, helping to fuel the disparity in educational investments between poor and rich communities.)

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ESPN on Twitter

Teams with 10+ win streaks vs Belichick's Pats in playoffs: '04 Steelers: Lost '06 Chargers: Lost '15 Chiefs: Lost pic.twitter.com/Va6MZL2fZL

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Alexey Navalny’s Very Strange Form of Freedom - The New Yorker

Alexey Navalny, in other words, was being blackmailed. He also found himself, once again, in a legally impossible situation. Russian law does not contain the possibility of house arrest as a penalty: one can be held under house arrest pending trial, but one cannot be sentenced to house arrest. All the other activists who have been silenced by house arrest have been or are still awaiting trial, which usually ends up sending them to prison without much public notice, because they have not been heard from in a while. But Navalny, as a lawyer, knew that his sentence was illegal. So three hours after being driven home by prison-authority officers on the day of his sentencing a year ago, Navalny left his apartment to attend a protest against his own, and his brother’s, sentencing. He was detained en route and driven home, where five policemen stood guard by his door. Navalny considered his options, and theirs, for a few days. On one hand, the officers had no conceivable legal right to detain him or force him to stay in the apartment. On the other, the worst that could happen was that they would take him to jail—an eventuality to which he had reconciled himself in the months leading up to the sentencing.

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This bold young fan crashed Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' dinner date

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Geeks are the New Guardians of Our Civil Liberties | MIT Technology Review

One key ingredient to the success of Anonymous lies in its participatory nature, especially when compared to spheres of hacker action where technical skill is a prerequisite for participation (and often respect). Skilled hackers are indeed vital to Anonymous’s networks—they set up communication infrastructure and grab most of the headlines—for instance, when they hack into servers to search for information on government or corporate corruption. Hacking, however, still remains one tool of many (and some Anonymous subgroups oppose hacking and defacing). There is other work to be done: stirring press releases to write, propaganda posters to design, and videos to edit. Geeks and hackers may have different skills sets, but they are often traveling companions online, ingesting similar news, following similar geeky cultural currents, and defending Internet freedom, although using distinct methods and styles of organizing.

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How Star Wars: The Force Awakens made 2015 feel like 1977

Tubach: We had Dan Pearson, who led our simulation effects team, which is like the particle simulations. He and a guy named Rick Hankins worked on this great sim engine for us, which allowed them to just basically throw the kitchen sink at a lot of these simulations. We had the planet collapsing and exploding at the end, and we had the crevasse opening up. And we had so many examples throughout the film; the Falcon crashing through the trees, and the snow coming off the trees, and then hitting the ground. So many instances where we had to have particles interacting, and one thing that has always been a problem is the sheer size of those simulations. And what you have to do when you don’t have a simulation engine that can handle that, is you have to break them up. But in breaking them up you lose realism, because those simulations can’t interact with each other. So it just instantly becomes false. Especially when you have multiple materials. Like when the Falcon digs into the ground, you have chunks of dirt, and you have sand, and you have the gate, and you need all of those things in there or else you’re just not going to buy it.

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African American Women Worked As Some of NASA's First Computers | Bitch Media

You look at Mad Men , or you look at the norms of the 40s and 50s and the 60s and what's acceptable then, it's simply not acceptable now. And that people were fighting to change those. A lot of these women were very active in their communities, very active in organizations that were fighting for civil rights and that were working in their communities to make these changes. They acknowledged these horribly difficult parts of going to work each day in that situation. But at the same time, they loved their jobs. I mean, this is sort of one of these things where it's glass half-empty/glass half-full because when these openings happened, when these jobs first started to become available, this was a new things for women and for African Americans, and particularly for African American women, where if you were a math graduate, and you were a talented young woman who wanted to make your mark in math or science, the way it was going to happen was in the classroom. This was the expectation for even the most talented of women coming out of school with an undergraduate math degree or even a graduate math degree, for that matter.

45 The tube at a standstill: why TfL stopped people walking up the escalators

The theory, if counterintuitive, is also pretty compelling. Think about it. It’s all very well keeping one side of the escalator clear for people in a rush, but in stations with long, steep walkways, only a small proportion are likely to be willing to climb. In lots of places, with short escalators or minimal congestion, this doesn’t much matter. But a 2002 study of escalator capacity on the Underground found that on machines such as those at Holborn, with a vertical height of 24 metres, only 40% would even contemplate it. By encouraging their preference, TfL effectively halves the capacity of the escalator in question, and creates significantly more crowding below, slowing everyone down. When you allow for the typical demands for a halo of personal space that persist in even the most disinhibited of commuters – a phenomenon described by crowd control guru Dr John J Fruin as “the human ellipse”, which means that they are largely unwilling to stand with someone directly adjacent to them or on the first step in front or behind - the theoretical capacity of the escalator halves again. Surely it was worth trying to haul back a bit of that wasted space.

46 Silicon Valley tech firms exacerbating income inequality, World Bank warns

It’s not a new argument in California’s San Francisco Bay, where protesters have blockaded Google’s commuter buses and local activists try to curtail new development for tech company headquarters. But the 330-page report released on 14 January is perhaps the most high-profile examination of how specific American tech giants impact the global economy.

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Forbes forces readers to turn off ad blockers, promptly serves malware | ExtremeTech

The reason this can happen, even on legitimate websites like Forbes (which is far from the only company impacted by this kind of event) is that users don’t need to actually click on an ad to be infected. Many websites contract with third-party ad networks to provide advertising content. Those ad networks sign agreements with advertising clients, but they don’t actually serve the ads themselves. The ads are delivered by a server designated by the advertiser. There are multiple ways that malicious advertising, or “malvertising” can be slipped into service without direct approval of such by either the ad network or the site serving the content. In 2015, some malicious sites began serving ads over HTTPS, making it much more difficult to identify their source or deconstruct the attack.

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​Still running Windows 8? Time to upgrade, or else | ZDNet

Windows 8 is only three years old, so with Microsoft's 10-year support policy, one might assume it's eligible for security updates for many years. But thanks to a quirk in that support lifecycle, the clock runs out in a matter of days. If you're still running Windows 8, it's time to upgrade.

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Get an Amazon Prime subscription for $73 this weekend

Making Mozart in the Jungle free to watch this weekend isn't the only way Amazon is celebrating those Golden Globe wins . Starting tonight at midnight ET and running through 11:59 PM local time on Sunday, Prime memberships will cost $73 for new customers, down from the regular $99 annual rate. In addition to two-day shipping on a truckload of items (like soda in glass bottles ), the subscription also gets you Prime Music, Photos and Video. There's the recently-added 20-percent discount on games and those handy Dash buttons , too. Opting in gives you access to Amazon's other original series like Man in the High Castle and Transparent as well.

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Creepy 4K short film gives Inception's dreamy Paris a run for its money

Recall that scene in Inception in which the city of Paris rolls up like a humongous crepe? Parisian artist Claire & Max have created a short video that, intentionally or not, expands on both the themes and visuals of that scene. "Apparences" imagines a world in which everything around us is fake.

51 Unlocking Trapped Engineers
52 Snoop Dogg to Bill Gates: 'Fix Your S***'
53 Shanley Kane of Model View Culture Challenges a “Corrupt” Silicon Valley | MIT Technology Review
54 NASA peeks at possible ice volcano on Pluto - CNET
55 AMD slashes the Radeon Nano’s price, and now it’s a killer deal | ExtremeTech
56 Human-Animal Chimera | MIT Technology Review
57 CARB to Volkswagen: No soup for you! - Roadshow
58 A nanophotonic comeback for incandescent bulbs?
59 Feds Prod Automakers to Play Nice With Hackers
60 Scale Invariance: A Cautionary Tale Against Reductionism
61 Man finds his lobster by proposing to girlfriend in an elaborate 'Friends' style
62 Little Frenchie puppy wants her owner to wake up
63 3 Storytelling Tools to Enhance Your Social Media Marketing Efforts
64 No, Apple isn't working on a tool to make it easier to go from iOS to Android
65 Cadillac delays Super Cruise for CT6, will import hybrid variant from China - Roadshow
66 Verge ESP: Sound & Vision & Personal Fitness Trackers
67 Watch What Happens To Your Phone When You Have Millions Of Instagram Fans
68 A day at the Las Vegas Neon Boneyard with the Polaroid Snap camera
69 VLC Now Available for Apple TV
70 Samsung to Make Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Chips
71 Apple iPhone: Out with 3.5mm headphone jack, in with new internal speakers? | ZDNet
72 E3 2015: Halo 5's HoloLens Demo Is What I Want the Future to Be - IGN
73 How to find out everything Facebook knows about you
74 Netflix says it will do more to stop customers from bypassing country restrictions
75 Apple rumored to invest in AU Optronics to supply AMOLED panels for future iPhones
76 The Division preview: Ubisoft's surprisingly deep RPG has an air of Destiny about it
77 These Four Common Mistakes Are Making You Less Productive At Work
78 iOS 9.3's Night Shift feature will work only on these iOS devices
79 Microsoft bundles 1TB Xbox One with 'Tom Clancy's The Division'
80 PewResearch Internet on Twitter
81 HackerRank Jobs is helping people land tech jobs based on skill, not pedigree
82 18 Things You Didn't Know Your Chromecast Could Do
83 Makers of this giant fighting robot had a rough time at CES | ZDNet
84 Apple iPhone ban? New York looks to outlaw sale of encrypted smartphones | ZDNet
85 Black Cyclist Says He Was Stopped And Beaten By SFPD While Delivering A Burrito
86 Where to eat when you're sick of Chipotle
87 Celine Dion's brother dies of cancer only days after her husband
88 Five Historic Female Mathematicians You Should Know