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Greece says NO


The people of Greece have rejected the debt-finance terms offered by the "troika" (European Central Bank, IMF, European Commission), which would have required the country to slash its social services as a condition of continued loans to support the debt that previous governments amassed in the runup to the 2008 crisis.

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Clocky Alarm Clock

Notoriously an anti-morning person? Not to worry, an alarm clock that won’t take snooze for an answer has arrived. Clocky ($34.99) not only pollutes the air with obnoxious snooze-resistant noise, but runs and jumps away from you in the process. Finally make that morning workout, be the first in the office or start the line at your local coffee cart—Clocky will make sure you rise and shine as planned.

  • Runs away beeping on carpet or wood
  • Jumps up to 3-feet high
  • Projects a loud R2D2-like robotic sound
  • Includes options to snooze once or disable snooze
  • Allows you to turn off wheels & use like a conventional alarm clock
  • Contains a flashing backlight indicator as it runs
  • Packs an impressive battery life for up to a year of use without replacing batteries

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Kids in the Hall Minecraft tees


Tavie sez, "There's a tee shirt from the Kids in the Hall's recent tour that shows 5 KITH characters as Minecraft avatars. The Chicken Lady one kills me."

Dream Recollection Inducer

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“Dream Recollection Inducer (GIF Format)—To gaze at shortly after waking.” By ZBAGS.

Epic photo of the International Space Station passing in front of the moon

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International Space Station over Australia,” by Dylan O'Donnell.

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Deal: Solé Bicycles

Solé Single-Speed Bike ($279)

Solé brings the style you want, and the performance you need, to bicycles you can afford. Crafted by Solé Bicycle Company in Venice Beach, California, these high-quality bikes come in a range of bold colors and cool designs, and are perfect for cruising the beach, the city, or your local bike path. Choose from their collection of 5+ fixed-gear bikes at this limited-time discount, and you’ll be hitting the road in no time at all.

“Simplify your ride with a bike that looks as good as it functions. Solé bikes has become a quick favorite of casual cyclists and celebrities, and it’s easy to see why.” GQ

  • Convert between single-speed & fixed gear w/ flip-flop hub
  • Move only as you peddle w/ fixed gear mode, no unwanted coasting
  • Enter single-speed mode to coast down hills or across smoothly paved roads, braking when required
  • Easily lift as needed thanks to its lightweight 26 lb frame
  • Get biking right off the bat, very little assembly required

Solé Bicycles City Cruiser ($399)

Solé brings the style you want, and the performance you need, to bicycles you can afford. Crafted by Solé Bicycle Company in Venice Beach, California, these high-quality bikes come in a range of bold colors and cool designs, and are perfect for cruising the beach, the city, or your local bike path. Choose from their collection of 3 city cruiser bikes at this limited-time discount, for the ultimate in speed, function, and comfort.

  • Ride at high speeds in extreme comfort
  • Utilize the coaster brake to stop w/ a quick backward pedal
  • Easily lift as needed thanks to its lightweight 26 lb frame
  • Cruise smoothly w/ Solé’s “Ride’em Cowboy” springer saddle
  • Enjoy Solé’s signature “Cork Gripmaster” grips
  • Get biking right off the bat, very little assembly required

Haunted Mansion Graveyard Scene made from My Little Ponies


Silverband 7 executed an outstanding, spectacular rendition of Marc Davis's character-design masterpiece, the graveyard scene from the Haunted Mansion, using modded and scratch-built My Little Pony toys.

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Puzzle sheds light on government policy, corporate America and why no one likes to be wrong

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Here's a fun puzzle from the NY Times. Try it then discuss your experience in the comments.

EFF's 25th Anniversary Party with me and Wil Wheaton: July 16/SF


It's been a quarter-century since the Electronic Frontier Foundation was founded by John Perry Barlow, John Gilmore, and Mitch Kapor, and we're celebrating!

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The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway

Have you ever wanted to take your flat screen TV off the wall and stick it in your pocket? If so, this giveaway is for you.

No, we’re not giving away a foldable pocket TV, but we are giving away the next best thing – a top of the line Android ‘Phablet.’

“Hey, what on earth is a phablet

Great question! A phablet is a Phone/Tablet hybrid, and for those that don’t mind a little extra bulk, they are awesome.

There are too many good phablets on the market for us to choose just one, so we’re going to let you choose.

One lucky winner will get their choice from the following list of killer handhelds:

  1. Google Nexus 6
  2. LG G4
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  4. OnePlus Two
  5. LG G Flex 2

Don’t waste any more time…

ENTER. SHARE. WIN.

Flashmob choir interrupts TTIP congress

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a secret EU/US trade agreement that "puts the right to profit above all other rights," in the words of one MEP.

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Wheelbarrow launched into air with powerful firecracker

Against the backdrop of a beautiful Sound of Music type village, this fellow sent a wheelbarrow 15 meters into air. It did not achieve escape velocity, but it did make a perfect landing. According to our friends at Geekologie he used a Cobra 6 firecracker, "which packs 48.5-grams of explosive powder (versus 2-3 grams for an M-80)."

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Astonishing smokable blunt sculptures

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Highly creative blunt sculptures as seen on ValleyRecreational420's Instagram account.

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Stay Safe with This Ultra Portable Breathalyzer That Works with Your Phone

The BACtrack Vio Smartphone Breathalyzer ($42.99) is the smallest and simplest way to turn nearly any smartphone into a high-performance alcohol screening device. Simply open the flip-up mouthpiece, blow for 5 seconds and voila, you have an ultra-accurate BAC reading right on your smartphone.


  • Slip the compact BACtrack Vio into your pocket or use as keychain
  • Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly sync with the free BACtrack app
  • ZeroLine® Technology gets an accurate read on when your BAC will return to 0.00%
  • Sanitary flip-up mouthpiece keeps germs and impurities out
  • Advanced MicroCheck® Sensors to ensure accurate readings
  • “Guess your BAC” feature

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Strong wall-mounted magnetic tool holder

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I keep frequently-used household tools on the powerful magnetic tool holder in the garage. It beats digging around for a screwdriver in a drawer or tool box. It's $19 on Amazon.