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Heavy Metal band-name generator


The internet’s official heavy metal band name generator: pretty good names, with a brilliant presentation. What webfonts are for! (Thanks, Eirik!)

"I'm sorry, Gavin, it's Apple Maps bad"

A funny moment from Silicon Valley, where an entrepreneur learns that his new operating system is even worse than Windows Vista.

Don't come to your court-date in a lime-green Batman costume

Honestly, it should go without saying.

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Randall "XKCD" Munroe's next book: THING EXPLAINER


Coming this November (pre-order here), Thing Explainer expands the premise of Up Goer Five, Munroe's blueprint of the Saturn Five rocket that restricted its vocabulary to the thousand most common English words.

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Disrupting Richard Scarry

Updating Richard Scarry's beloved Busy Town for Silicon Valley corpthink been done before, but never with the depth and persistence of the Welcome to Business Town Tumblr. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)

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Every question in every Q&A session

Mallory Ortberg on The Toast: 10. "I used to like your work, but I don't now. Have you considered doing the things I like again?" (via Kottke)

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Byzantine fault-tolerance considered harmful


No matter what we do to make out networks better, we make them worse.

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Cecily Strong crushes it at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Not since Colbert's roast of GWB in 2006 has a comedian's Nerd Prom monologue been so outrageously funny. Obama's bit was pretty awesome, too.

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Variations on the Trolley Problem


The "Trolley Problem" is a highly problematic thought-experiment about utilitarianism and morals -- ripe for skewering in the pages of McSweeney's.

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John Oliver on patent trolls

Nailed it ♬ (via Techdirt)

DRM-free audiobook of Rapture of the Nerds

Blackstone has produced a new audiobook edition of Rapture of the Nerds, the gonzo post-Singularity novel Charlie Stross and I published in 2012, read by John Lee -- as with all my Downpour audio titles, it's DRM-free and available without territorial restrictions (tell your friends!).

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WATCH: Dinosaurs' Earl Sinclair does The Notorious B.I.G.'s Hypnotize

Not to be outdone by Muppets doing The Humpty Dance, here's Earl Sinclair from Dinosaurs doing "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G., courtesy of Benjamin Roberts. Only 90s kids will get this!

Jeopardy! video clues are getting harder

Jeopardy! contestants often give the right response so quickly with such a short clip, but Nicholas's speedy response to this $600 question on "Fishy Science" is extremely impressive.

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Bro Orange: the best stolen iPhone story you'll read all April Fool's Day

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Buzzfeed staffer Matt Stopera's fantastical story about how his stolen iPhone made it from Manhattan to China and turned him into a social media celebrity there is one of the wildest and coolest stolen phone stories of all time, even if it's making the rounds on April Fool's Day.

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Deep deep deep deep deep deep house

After Rory posted a house painting a house on a house, Pugsby doubled the depth to six degrees of houseception.

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From Napkin to blog to book: Matta

MattaNapkinComedy writer John Matta has written for numerous comedy, sketch and cartoon shows, but he is most well-known for what he has written on napkins.

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Rube Goldberg's Passover Seder

Engineering, Architecture and Planning students at Technion--Israel Institute of Technology are remembering the story of Moses this Passover as only engineers, architects and planners can.

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