"Spain, whose judges have aggressively pursued human rights abuse cases far beyond its borders, finds itself on the receiving end of such an inquest." A judge in Argentina is trying to extradite and bring to justice Spanish police officials accused of torturing opponents of the regime under Francisco Franco, the Spanish dictator who died in 1975. Victims of those abuses "filed a lawsuit in Buenos Aires in 2010, after getting nowhere in Spain because of a 1977 amnesty law meant to smooth Spain's return to democracy." Raphael Minder has more in the NYT.
David Lu spent 11 years working on an incredibly epic course for "Line Rider" — a video game where you draw lines on the screen to create a course for a little character riding a sled. Watch that video above and you'll see him ride the whole thing. Lu wrote an equally epic post about… READ THE REST
Stan Lee's sound engineer Aaron Fromm recorded Stan talking about the power and versatility of the word fuck (after claiming that he doesn't use "dirty words"). In memory of the late comic book titan, Fromm had the little rant animated by artist Kosperry. Via Laughing Squid. H/t Laurie Fox Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
The tawdry tabloids' obsession with celebrity weight brings us the revelation that Hillary Clinton has in recent months eaten the equivalent of an entire Celine Dion, with room left over for more than a few wafer-thin after-dinner mints. READ THE REST
Chances are, there's a new skill you want to possess. A task you want to complete. A career plateau you'd like to reach. It's not often that Black Friday is anything other than a national celebration of rampant consumerism. But, right now is when Black Friday starts working for you. That's because we pulled together… READ THE REST
Early adopters of wearables like smartwatches bought them because they were just a cool and new thing. After that opening wave, more traditional buyers joined in, many driven by the device's novel fitness and health-monitoring capabilities. But, in 2020, keeping tabs on your health through your smartwatch isn't just a novel idea anymore. For many,… READ THE REST
With so many of us sticking around the house and working from home, webcams have taken on an elevated importance. And, when we're all trying to look our best on Zoom video conferences and Skype sessions with family and friends, the capabilities of those tiny cams start to matter. While many computers have built-in webcams… READ THE REST