For sale: every 8-bit Nintendo game


Shane writes, "@n8duke is selling his complete collection of every 8-bit Nintendo game (and some other NES things) for $25k.

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$12: 1/3 of profits go to Ferguson Public Library, 1/3 to This Week In Blackness Media and 1/3 to Feed the Children of Ferguson. (Thanks, Clive!)

Global Net Neutrality Coalition


The Electronic Frontier Foundation has teamed up with organizations around the world to fight for net neutrality everywhere, because this isn't an issue that just affects Americans. You can help by finding a group in your country and joining in.

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Uberdystopian: the surge-priced nightmare future


Paul Ford's short story "One Day, I Will Die on Mars," depicts a chilling, all-too-believable dystopian world where Uber becomes a massive transhuman immortal colony-organism that treats its labor force as its gut-flora, to be continuously measured and perfected or discarded.

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Vaporizer Review: Ascent by Da Vinci

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This review is part of a sponsored content series by Ascent by Da Vinci, a luxury hand-held vaporizer.

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Youtube nukes 7 hours' worth of science symposium audio due to background music during lunch break

Yannick writes, "We live-streamed our second annual Canadian conference of Citizens' Climate Lobby, a day of speeches, with a very interesting panel discussion."

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Plush, hooded superhero bathrobes


If the fleece hooded Captain America bathrobe wasn't to your taste, perhaps you'd prefer Batman, Harley Quinn, or Deadpool? $50 each from Thinkgeek.

Gecko Feet Inspire Wall-Climbing Gloves

I love it when nature inspires technology. A group of researchers has developed a glove that will allow humans to stick to and scale walls. This bit of amazingness is being modeled on the feet of geckos.

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Unlike tree frogs, whose sticky toe pads give these amphibians the ability to cling to surfaces, gecko toes instead use friction created by microscopic hair-like structures called setae that hold up the animal's body weight.

This adaptation has been studied before, but so far physics and gravity have prevented any practical application for human use. We're simply too large and heavy. That has all changed now based on the work of Michael Elliot Hawks of Stanford University, who has developed a synthetic nano-fiber "setae" that can hold the weight of a human.

If and when these become available to the public, I'm definitely adding them to my wish list!

Infographic about kinds of TV shows

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I hope cartoonist John Atkinson does more of these spot-on TV show timelines.

HBO to air "bombshell" Scientology documentary

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How many lawyers does it take make a documentary about the Church of Scientology?

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Dead Raisers, a traveling band of evangelical resurrectors

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Tyler Johnson, 31, claims he has brought 13 corpses back to life as part of his work on the Dead Raisers Team, a group of evangelicals who travel around sharing their gift for resurrection and faith healing, and teach others how to make miracles too.

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Twin astronauts as human guinea pigs... for science!

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NASA is studying twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly to understand the affects of long space missions on the body and brain.

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Gorgeous wooden PC modeled on old-timey radio

373 "My idea of a compact yet powerful gaming PC with a little style added," writes Jeffrey Stephenson, creator of beautiful wooden computers. "Best viewed with Marvin Gaye playing in the background."

Rare Samurai Swords and Arms up for bid in online Christie's auction

blue-laced domaru gusoku (armor) HELMET SIGNED TAKAYOSHI, MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY) MOUNTED EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)


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HELMET SIGNED TAKAYOSHI, MUROMACHI PERIOD (16TH CENTURY) MOUNTED EDO PERIOD (17TH CENTURY)

The auction house Christie’s has announced its first online-only 'Samurai Sale.'

This collection of Samurai swords dates from around 1400 to the late 19th century, and includes the rare and important work by Tadahiro of Hizen province shown above: a ceremonial sword made in 1632.

Also included: suits of armor, helmets and tsuba (sword guards) that feature finely inlaid and carved designs depicting figures from legend, history, and popular culture.

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Along with the online auction, there's a great interview with Victor Harris. He is former Keeper of the Department of Japanese Antiquities at the British Museum in London, and author of such books as Shinto: The Sacred Art of Ancient Japan, and Cutting Edge: Japanese Swords in the British Museum. Harris is also the translator of A Book of Five Rings by Musashi Miyamoto (c. 1584–1645), the master swordsman and legendary strategist.

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And don't miss the related interview with Japanese film legend “Lone Wolf” Tatsuya Nakadai, who discusses sword fighting and how he learned to play some of the greatest Samurai roles of all time.

A rare and important Hizen katana (sword) SIGNED HIZEN KUNI NO JU FUJIWARA TADAHIRO (TADAYOSHI I; 1574 -1632),


A rare and important Hizen katana (sword)
SIGNED HIZEN KUNI NO JU FUJIWARA TADAHIRO (TADAYOSHI I; 1574 -1632),

A suji kabuto (helmet) and menpo (face mask) HELMET SIGNED MYOCHIN KI (NO) MUNEKATA, MENPO SIGNED MYOCHIN KI (NO) MUNEHO, EDO PERIOD (C. 1845)


A suji kabuto (helmet) and menpo (face mask)
HELMET SIGNED MYOCHIN KI (NO) MUNEKATA, MENPO SIGNED MYOCHIN KI (NO) MUNEHO, EDO PERIOD (C. 1845)

A round shakudo tsuba SIGNED GOTO MITSUTAKA (1721-1784) WITH KAO (CURSIVE MONOGRAM), EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY)


A round shakudo tsuba
SIGNED GOTO MITSUTAKA (1721-1784) WITH KAO (CURSIVE MONOGRAM), EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY)

A rounded oblong iron tsuba SIGNED AND DATED KAEI ROKU MI MOSHUN KORE KOKU (CARVED IN THE SPRING 1853) ...BUTSUSAI SHUNKYO


A rounded oblong iron tsuba
SIGNED AND DATED KAEI ROKU MI MOSHUN KORE KOKU (CARVED IN THE SPRING 1853) ...BUTSUSAI SHUNKYO

More accurate Batman logo

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He is a person, not a bat. Darren Cullen has improved the legendary logo; pray that he does not improve it further.