Years ago, Cory Doctorow gave me a copy of Ted Chiang's Stories of Your Life and Others for my birthday and I'll be forever grateful. If you haven't read Chiang's philosophically focused science fiction before, you're in for a treat. Amazon has the Kindle edition on sale at a can't-pass-it-up price.
Paulette Carpoff (48) was sentenced to 11 years and three months in federal prison for her role in a scam that bilked a billion dollars from investors in a bogus solar energy company. She was also ordered to pay $661 million in restitution. Carpoff's husband, Jeffrey (51), had been sentenced to 30 years in prison… READ THE REST
Everyone's favorite red muppet monster has been vaccinated because vaccines are safe and not scary. CNN: In a public service announcement released on Tuesday by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, Elmo's dad Louie — also a Muppet — shared his questions about the Covid-19 vaccine for children under 5. Elmo is… READ THE REST
When a trio of dogs came upon their new doggy door, two stepped through it with no instruction needed. But the third doggo was dumbfounded as she stared at the wall. How in the heck do you get the magic portal to open back up? Click to expand Front page thumbnail image: Jason Finn /… READ THE REST
As much as you hate it, sometimes we have to search for things in places we never want to go, like the kitchen sink's drain, the dusty attic, or the spider-web-laden area underneath the house. Your shrieks might just bring music to their ears! But as much as we don't want to see what's in these… READ THE REST
Whether you have your own cookie business or run a celebrity gossip blog, having an unimpressive landing page can really slow things down. Sure, hiring a professional developer to create a website would be awesome, but their rates can be pretty steep, and that's not something you want to budget for these days. Just because… READ THE REST
How much of your Mac's storage space is actually stuff you use? Odds are good a significant portion of your hard drive is filled with untouched downloads, duplicate files, and apps you forgot existed. You may not have noticed it, but the gradual slowing of your computer could be due to all those files just sitting… READ THE REST