Rob Beschizza

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Intel restores ads on Gamergate-targeted site

The chipmaker has reinstated its advertising at Gamasutra, reports The Telegraph. Intel had withdrawn its sponsorship after being targeted by an email campaign by Gamergate supporters, who were angry at Gamasutra's criticism of game culture.

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Twitter Strategy Statement Generator

Rob Beschizza found them all.

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DRM-free games on sale

GoG is running big discounts on 700 recent and retro games for its fall sale. Every one is DRM-free.

Who should win this year's Bad Sex in Fiction award?

cockintothesun Britain's Literary Review has published its "highly anticipated" shortlist of finalists for this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award.

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Survey: teens want lax marijuana laws

Surprising result from New York University.

The Hobbit: could an arrow really kill a dragon?

thehobbit_2screenshot_mp_4-660x273 It's a big arrow, granted, fired from ballista rather than bow. But it's also a hell of a big dragon. [Wired]

Facebook still removes breastfeeding photos like this

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The "offensive nudity" was removed after an anonymous complaint.

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Boy, missing 6 days, found in Ikea

IKEA "A 12-year-old boy who went missing after being told off by his mother last Monday was found by police on Sunday afternoon in an IKEA store in Shanghai." Previously.

How to make an epic pillow fort

Fatherly_how_to_build_a_pillow_fort_article Ben Pell, at "Think Like An Architect"

Screams lead police to chess loser


Police investigating screams emerging from an apartment raided it only to find a chess player anguished at the failure of his inept strategies.

Dispatchers in Oslo received several emergency calls Monday from nearby residents alarmed by the man's shrieks, according to the local police department's twitter feed. But the man, unnamed in reports, had merely found himself unable to defeat a chess program installed upon his computer.

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Translation: "Oslo. We're at apartment after receiving several reports of screaming. Just a chess player frustrated after constantly losing to their PC'

Norway is home to new world chess champion and hearthrob Magnus Carslen—a first for the small Scandinavian kingdom and an inspiration for mentally ambitious locals.

Gays blamed for immoral 'tight pants' by church leader

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 9.50.03 AMA leading Jehovah's Witness warned Americans Monday to avoid the lure of tight pants, which are designed by homosexuals and are incompatible with worship of God.

"What’s happened now is that it’s really caught on more – the tight suit jacket and the tight pants," said Anthony Morris III, quoted in a report by Pink News. "Better known as tight pants. They are tight all the way down to the ankles. It’s not appropriate. It’s not sound of mind."

He also had scathing words for women and the immodest "skin tight stuff they wear," which demonstrates that they are "not sound of mind."

The Jehovah's Witnesses are a millenarian Christian demonimation best known for door-to-door preaching, end-times prophecies and child sex abuse.

Coyotes would massacre zombies, especially up east

Another reminder from National Wildlife Federation naturalist David Mizejewski that the zombie apocalypse would be an effortless breeze for mankind, thanks to animals just ripping them right up for us:

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Too Many Cooks

"It takes a lot to make a stew".

Loch Ness Log photographed


Photographer Jonathan Bright may have snapped the clearest picture yet of the legendary Loch Ness Log, a mythical column of cellulose and lignin said to lurk amid the Scottish lake's waves.

Scientists, however, have poured cold water on the sighting, saying that the indistinct form is clearly just a plesiosaurus.

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Cannibal "tries to eat woman"

Police in Wales confronted a man who was "trying to eat the eyeball and face of a woman". He was tased but became unresponsive; both the man and the victim were subsequently pronounced dead.

"Many details of the incident were not immediately clear," reports Reuters.

Police said they were called to an incident at a hostel in the village of Argoed in South Wales on Thursday after reports of a man attacking a woman.

Security staff at the Sirhowy Arms discovered the 34-year-old man, who had been released from prison two weeks ago, eating the woman, a 22-year-old believed to be his girlfriend, according to witnesses quoted by the South Wales Evening Post.