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Free "freedom clip" turns off K-Cup DRM


Rogers Family Company Coffee and Tea is offering a free "Freedom Clip" that disabled DRM in your new-model K-Cup machine, letting you use it with anyone's coffee pods.

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Indonesian Muslim cleric condemns selfies; Indonesian women are all, like, LOL as if!

Said the cleric, “These days many Muslim women are taking selfies without shame. There are usually nine frames in one photo with facial poses that are just–my goodness–where’s the purity in women?”

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Vladimir Putin's daughter executes sweet dance moves, runs part of new $1.6B sci-tech incubator

The talented young woman in this eighties-fabulous partner dance competition video is said to be Vladimir Putin's daughter.

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She is reportedly involved in a new, $1.6 billion science and technology incubator funded by some of her dad's friends.

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Gentleman from Aryan Brotherhood who pocketed $6 of Hot Pockets at Walmart gets felony theft

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The swift hand of justice has swooped down upon Andrew Stephen Martin, 28, who is charged with felony theft for stealing 6 bucks worth of Hot Pockets at an Austin, TX WalMart.

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Transparency, Wichita-style

Wichita, KS police released this "public incident report" documenting the circumstances under which an officer shot a member of the public, but not before helpfully blacking out nearly every single word on all five pages of it.

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Shameless: rogue Lords sneak Snooper's Charter back in AGAIN

Last Friday, four rogue Lords copy/pasted the repeatedly defeated "Snooper's Charter" spying bill into a pending bill as an amendment, only to withdraw it on Monday after the Lords were bombarded by an aghast public -- and now, incredibly, these Lords have reintroduced the same language as a new amendment.

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Patrick Costello: the deaf, copyfighting Merry God of Banjo


BB pal and deaf banjo-pickin' dude Patrick Costello writes, "The Washington Post just did a story about my work as a music teacher: ‘Merry God of banjo’"

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Street Angel: That Explains Everything!

Can Jesse and Inti strike a deal or is Angel City stuck with Cortez and his time-displaced crew of Conquistadors? Will Cosmick realize where he is before it’s too late? Find out in the stunning conclusion of Inca Dinka Doom!

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These 4 videos prove Russians rock out harder than anyone else in the world

Our bearskin hats are off to you, random Russian dudes.

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Sony Pocket AM/FM Radio - $13 and no service contract!

It doesn’t have stereo reception or digital tuning or even a darn clock, but my little Sony Pocket Radio has been going strong for a decade. A pair of AA batteries supplies me with months of music, news, and sports broadcasts. Its reception is strong and steady, the volume is more than adequate, I’ve dropped it a few times without harming it, and it’s about the price of a sandwich. Sure, I wish it came it cute colors. Yes, it tends to tip over on occasion. And it’s so easy to carry from place to place that my biggest complaint is that I sometimes don’t know where I left it. But in the age of HD and wireless and internet media, this pocket radio proves that stuff doesn’t have to fancy in order to be great. -- Jeremy Jackson

AOL really is killing off TUAW and Joystiq

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Pretty much everything AOL touches dies.

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We honestly have no idea what to say about this weird martial arts demo.

So, we're uh, just gonna leave this right here.

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Watch Paige Alms and other surfing greats tackle insane Hawaiian winter surf

As Xeni has attested, recent surf in Hawaii has been remarkable. Some are saying Paige Alms caught the greatest big wave barrel ever caught by a female surfer, thanks to the unusual wave angle and nearly nonexistent breeze. Decide for yourself!

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Swabface.com: Join the bone marrow registry. Be the match. Save a life. It's quick, easy and fun.

Our friend Drew of "Blame Drew's Cancer" was diagnosed with Hodgin's Lymphoma in 2009. He has been living happily in remission for years. But now, the cancer is back. He needs a bone marrow match to save his life.

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Watch this demo of camera mechanics at 10,000 frames per second

The Slow Mo Guys pointed their Phantom at a Canon DSLR to demonstrate how a single lens reflex camera works. At 10,000 frames per second, you can see the the mirror and rolling shutter mechanism in action in several demos.

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This interactive web graphic may cost Mitt Romney all future presidential hopes

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Bravo, Washington Post web design team and reporter Philip Bump. Bravo.

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Listen: Marlene Dietrich plays musical saw (with bonus Star Trek theme)

Marlene Dietrich always wanted to be a classical musician. Since her cabaret act and film career left little time for her to do the required practice, she played the musical saw instead. Throughout World War II she wowed USO audiences with the novelty. Here she is playing "Aloha Oe" in 1944 with the comedic setup she did in her cabaret act.

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I like my cutting boards that can be sterilized in a microwave

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I recently bought a 3-pack of the Enviroboard Microwavable Sterilization Antibacterial Cutting Board ($35).

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Dachshund + Pitbull: greatest dog breed ever

pitshund"Rami is a one-year-old, Pit Bull / Dachshund mix shelter dog who is looking for a home where he can be loved by someone who is really into living, breathing optical illusions running around the house."

Watch this hilarious promo for millennial-themed #@THEGYM

Videoblogging OG Razmig returns after a 3-year hiatus with #@THEGYM a factual look at what American gyms have looked like all month thanks to resolution-minded millennials.

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To do in Tucson & Phoenix: the Arizona Theater Company presents: "Five Presidents"

 Mark Jacoby, Steve Sheridan, Brit Whittle, John Bolger and Martin L’Herault in Arizona Theatre Company’s



Mark Jacoby, Steve Sheridan, Brit Whittle, John Bolger and Martin L’Herault in Arizona Theatre Company’s “Five Presidents.”

Were I in Arizona, I'd go see the Arizona Theater Company's production of Five Presidents. Playing in Tucson through January 31st, then Phoenix, February 5th through the 22nd.

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If you have the right kind of poop, you can sell it for $13,000 a year

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If your poop contains the kind of microbes that make it suitable for transplants into patients who "need healthy fecal matter in their gut in order to survive," a company called Open Biome wants to buy it from you.

They’ll pay you $40 per sample, plus an extra $50 if you come in 5 days a week (the donations have to be made on-site.) The only thing is, you have to be super-healthy: only about 4% of prospective donors make the cut.

Nazis train giant ape to destroy Wonder Woman

TV shows were much more realistic in the 1970s

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Flashing LED-equipped dice that light up on critical hits


Thinkgeek's $25 critical hit dice are a set of D10, D12, and D20 that light up when you roll their maximum values (they're all correctly weighted for fair throws).

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Chain mail scrubber for cast iron pots and pans

Hudson Cast Iron Cleaner XL 7x7 Premium Stainless Steel Chainmail Scrubber

I love my cast iron cookware. Cleaning is made so simple with this chain mail scrubber.

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Moomin — eccentric comic masterpiece from a legendary children’s author

Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001) was a famous Finnish children’s book author. Her most famous creation was the mythical land of Moominvalley, with its hippo-like creatures called the Moomins.

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Tales of cocaine disco excess

Over at Cuepoint, the cocaine-fueled history of Casablanca records, the 1970s label that embodied decadence, debauchery, and disco, where Donna Summer, George Clinton, and the Village People reigned supreme. From Cuepoint:
1*ktT5TVOfSEjDSpyRCgTDTw By the late 1970s, Casablanca Records had reached an era of unrivaled gluttony. Says (label co-founder) Larry Harris: “There was blow everywhere. It was like some sort of condiment that had to be brushed away by the waitstaff before the next party was seated. Cocaine dusted everything. It was on fingertips, tabletops, upper lips, and the floor.”

Indeed, such rampant substance abuse seemed to fuel the label’s overall aesthetic and ethos. Harris claims George Clinton and his “assistant” Archie Ivy would frequent the Casablanca offices, meeting with executives and rambling “for hours about how they were going to develop Parliament’s stage show into an otherworldly display of pageantry and pomp and how they needed half a zillion dollars to do it.” On one occasion, Clinton showed up with “some uncut and very potent coke, declaring that anyone who tried it would speak Spanish, as the stuff ‘hadn’t cleared customs yet.’” The P-Funk frontman, insists Harris, “would ramble on, giving voice to every thought that came into his head, stream-of-consciousness style, like William Faulkner gone jive.”

"From Cocaine Disco to Electronic Dance: the Loaded Legacy of Casablanca Records"

Marijuana vending machine

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Next month, American Green will debut its ZaZZZ Marijuana Vending Machine at the Seattle Caregivers dispensary.

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2600 won't settle with the distributor that screwed it and all the other indie mags

2600 Magazine's Emmanuel Goldstein writes, "2600 Magazine (The Hacker Quarterly) has found itself embroiled in a bitter dispute over the bankruptcy declaration of one of the largest magazine distributors in the United States."

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Climbers scale frozen Niagara Falls

On Tuesday, ice climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken climbed up a frozen portion of Niagara Falls. According to National Geographic, Gadd said the hardest part of the climb was getting the permit to do it.