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vendredi 10 août 2018, 20:47
The parade of evictions and rent hikes in Burbank's lovely, independent-dominated Magnolia Park retail district is up for debate: the Save Magnolia Park coalition is having a public meeting on Aug 13th at Geeky Tees (2120 W Magnolia Blvd) at 7PM (alas, I'll be in Edinburgh,...
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The Trump administration's plan to bring back asbestos is right in line with Trumpist ideology that any science that interferes with profits is a hoax (Trump claims that the asbestos-cancer link is a conspiracy to help the mafia make money on asbestos removal contracts), and ...
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Matt 'Metafilter' Haughey got a postcard from his home state of Oregon informing him that he'd been purged from his voter roll because his signature has drifted too much since he first signed up to vote, 15 years ago. He has to go through a bureaucratic process to...
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McDonald's advertising has been baffling before, but this one is all kinds of weird. The breakfasts are pretty good.
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Late last month, the Boston Globe published a blockbuster scoop revealing the existence of 'Quiet Skies,' a secret TSA program that sent Air Marshals out to shadow travelers who were not on any watchlist and had committed to crime, on flimsy pretenses like 'This person once...
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For years, the big social media platforms have used their market dominance to decide who could speak and on what terms: they forced drag queens and trans people to use their 'real' names; kicked Black Lives Matter activists off their platforms; and allowed autocratic rulers...
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Gotta give credit where credit is due, this beard trimmer gets the job done. (more…)
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Marine Imaging Technologies CEO Evan Kovacs tested out his new HYDRUS camera in low-light conditions in the Cayman Islands. (more…)
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YouTuber TriKdanG makes many cool kinds of unusual paper aircraft that really fly, like this Star Wars TIE fighter-inspired beauty. (more…)
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Rolls Royce and Harvard University are exploring how tiny swarm robots could someday crawl through an airplane engine for mechanical check-ups and maintenance. Each robot measures around 10mm in diameter which would be deposited in the centre of an engine via a ‘snake’...
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Many of today's 'red' states have historically had strong trade union movements -- think of Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin -- but after Citizens United opened the floodgates to dark money from the super-rich in state politics, the states saw their legislatures fill up with ...
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From Gareth Smit's article in The New Yorker: The Berg Collection’s roughly two thousand linear feet of manuscripts and archival materials were donated to the library, in 1940, by two brothers, Henry W. and Albert A. Berg. The brothers, both doctors who lived on the...
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On the @movie_goofs Twitter account, a fellow named Sean posts brilliantly funny 'movie goofs' that aren't actually goofs. And for additional fun, see the responses from folks who don't seem to get that Sean is just kidding. Lost in Translation (2003)Production errorHuman...
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Ingrid Burrington (previously) takes viewers on a guided tour of New York City's current surveillance matrix, from license plate readers and shotspotters to the Domain Awareness System. (more…)
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By creating a surfactant that holds water in place, scientists are able to produce repeatable liquid 3D shapes in these nanoparticle 'supersoaps' with modded off-the-shelf 3D printers. (more…)
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Amateur fossil hunter Phil Mullaly was exploring Jan Juc in south Australia's Victoria's Surf Coast when he noticed a shark's tooth poking out of a boulder on the beach. According to paleontologists at Museums Victoria, that tooth and two others found are...
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Hong Kong's famed neons signs are slowly fading, replaced by other kinds of signage. Hong Kong Instgrammer Edward KB leads this whirlwind neon tour of some of the best remaining spots. (more…)
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Mudslides cascading down from the steep Swiss mountains are common enough that locals knew to come out and watch them, but even jaded locals were surprised by the intensity of slides so big they didn't fit under the bridges. (more…)
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You might be used to rolling your own smokes, but let's face it: it's not the cleanest or most eco-friendly way to enjoy your habit. Instead of fussing with papers, the Twisty Glass Blunt makes having a smoke as easy as packing your herb, twisting, and lighting up. You can...
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One of two teen boys who kicked and beat a Sikh man in Manteca, California, turned out to be a local police chief's own son. Tyrone McAllister, 18, the son of Union City, California, police Chief Darryl McAllister, was one of the two arrested, police in the city of Manteca, ...
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