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"Should I Change My Password?" (http://gadgetwise.blogs.)

NYTimes reports a new Web site where you can check whether your information is in 13 publicly available stashes containing more than 800,000 stolen records. It picked up my hacked Yahoo mail acct from last Dec. — By Kosmoid at 6:13 AM Thu

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There's a fascinating debate now going on concerning J K Rowling's launch of Pottermore.com where she has announced that her works will appear without DRM wrappers but will contain a watermark specifying user identities. — By ThePotatoRobot at 6:11 AM Thu

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A former North Dakota state senator and current resident of Salem, Oregon, will donate the sole complete copy of the Map of a Square and Stationary Earth by Orlando Ferguson to the Library of Congress. Just from looking at it you see that Ferguson espoused not just a flat earth, but a square earth with angels manning each of the four corners. — By That Neil Guy at 10:38 AM Thu

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Made in 1963 this Czech film seems to influence 2001 with its visual cues. More information here: http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s1867ikar.html — By DrWho42 at 9:55 PM Wed

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The University of Michigan Library will be sharing digital copies of their orphan works, that is, copyrighted works which have no identifiable owner, with the University community. Paul Courant, the University Librarian, says that the project is integral to the mission of the library, and that the sharing of the orphan works is a "fair use" of the material, stating that "sharing these orphan works does no economic harm to any person or organization, while not doing so harms scholarship and learning..." — By BobbyG at 5:05 AM Thu

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A working group in the Danish department of Justice wants to ban ALL anonymous Internet access. See the article, Google Translated from Danish Computerworld. Use of Tor and VPN will likely also need to be criminalized. — By agger at 2:51 AM Thu

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I can across this new hovering aircraft today on gizmag. I'm looking forward to seeing some video clips of this thing in action. Maybe that Bladerunner Spinner-type vehicle isn't so far off after all! — By Matt Strauss at 11:22 AM Wed

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How To Dance At A Outdoor Drum&Bass Rave (https://www.youtube.com/)

Surprisingly accurate! — By searconflex at 2:16 PM Wed

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Cuts of meat are totally photogenic. (http://www.flickr.com/ph)

Am I right, ladies? — By Cozyoak at 8:38 PM Wed

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Brian Tolle, the artist responsible for lower Manhattan's Irish Hunger Memorial, made these oddly fascinating sculptures of the cookie-cutter houses of Levittown, NY reimagined as characters in 1950s suburban life. — By jackbird at 10:50 AM Thu

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The Revolutionary Origins of Tetris (http://bit.ly/iyF95h)

Soviet-era propaganda poster that reveals the revolutionary origins of the game Tetris. — By PopChartLab at 9:27 AM Thu

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Material Girls (http://documentaryheaven)

Documentary about women who have intimate relationships with objects: bridges, fences, guillotines etc. — By mermaid at 11:01 AM Thu

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35 Pounds of Vomit Found in Parking Lot (http://www.msnbc.msn.com)

"Somebody needs to find where it's coming from and deal with it..." UNDERSTATEMENT! UNDERSTATEMENT! UNDERSTATEMENT! UNDERSTATEMENT! — By Jack at 11:44 PM Wed

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Happy Birthday Alan (http://hilobrow.com/2011)

@otolythe notes Turing's B-Day on @hilobrow — By dr.hypercube at 5:07 AM Thu

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My Little Cthulhu; He glows! (http://www.myplastichear)

Have you guys seen this one? I found it while diving down the rabbit hole of that Rement tiny non-food! — By Amphigorey at 8:31 PM Wed

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Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine (http://www.melvinthemach)

Melvin the Machine was created by studio HEYHEYHEY and is, what they call a 'super moment' at which the experience counts rather than the end result. Initally Melvin featured for 10 days in MU artspace during the 2010 Dutch Design Week where around 14.000 people came to see Melvin perform. In February the video was shot in the beautiful 'De Ploeg', a (former)factory designed by Gerrit Rietveld. A new video and more information about Melvin and the people who made it all possible can be found on the website — By HEYHEYHEY at 4:16 AM Thu

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Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever (http://www.youtube.com/w)

A short video on everyone's favorite drug — By CGPGrey at 11:55 AM Thu

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Yogi Oki-Doki (http://www.youtube.com/w)

Is he a creepy farmer that teaches yoga to little kids or a freaky yoga teacher than happens to live on a farm? Oh, and there's a rasta crow too. — By Darwindr at 8:27 AM Thu

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ADX Portland is now open! (http://www.ADXportland.c)

Equal parts workspace and incubator, our membership-based community unites multiple creative disciplines within a 10,000 square-foot facility that is accessible, collaborative & affordable. From large, private wood and metal shops, to co-working desks, to big open areas for large projects, the ADX amenities offer the opportunity for makers of all stripes to explore their craft, prototype products, and enlist the support of industry experts. If you prefer to do it yourself, we also provide many classes. — By ADX at 11:49 AM Thu

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Chicago's MSI is holding another "Month at the Museum" contest! The winner will get to spend 30 days inside the museum's grounds, documenting his or her experience via Twitter, YouTube and a blog. Cash prize includes $10,000 along with the tech gear they'd get to document their days. Disclaimer: I was one of the Finalists from last year's contest. — By avoision at 11:55 AM Thu

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So we thought we'd try something new... a completely improvised sketch so we set up 2 cameras let em roll and this is what we came up with! — By Newcott at 3:31 AM Thu

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Rymble is an object connected to Internet social networks, merging the real and the virtual worlds. It is a "social compass" that, instead of pointing to the north, moves in different directions as news and alerts happen in the user's social network, in the web page of a company, artist, sports team or any other subject. — By Rymble at 3:44 AM Thu

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Busking Tour of Leicester (http://empedia.info/maps)

A sound-scape guided tour of Leicester. This tour will take you from the station around the city centre and then back to the station. You will be accompanied by buskers as you walk. It has been made with the help of Leicester musicians and details of where you can find them performing live accompany each track. There are 12 films of buskers in each site. Enjoy — By Sally Hossack at 4:53 AM Thu

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SNL staple and Late Night leader Jimmy Fallon, interviews Napster cofounder and social media bad-boy Sean Parker at the NExTWORK Conference 2011, presented by WIRED and The Economist. The two discuss the future social networks, lessons learned from start-up ventures, and the influence of new technologies on human intervention. — By FORA.tv at 5:05 PM Wed

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Michael Jordan Simpsonized (http://www.serien-load.d)

Springfield Punx Artist Dean simpsonized Michael Jordan. — By poor Boy at 5:51 AM Thu

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This Android app is disturbingly amusing. A friend at work shared it with me this morning. Non-Android users can refer to http://skqotd.com/ — By geekpower at 12:15 PM Thu

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The Twelfth Paladin/Book Trailer (http://youtu.be/7vKNz0Es)

An angel, demons, and a temptress extraordinaire vie for the soul of Jake Cottrell in Nora Weston's new supernatural/thriller from Melange Books. Check out the book trailer! — By Nora Weston at 6:28 PM Wed

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