Daily Hilarity: Anatomy Of The Archetypical Internet Debate

I admit parts of this hit a little too close to home.  And by “home” I mean Facebook of course. via Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Is Facebook For Networking Or Isn’t It?

Last year, the week of Easter, atheists all over Facebook changed our pictures to the “scarlet A”, signifying our willingness to stand out and stand up in solidarity with other atheists. “‘A’ Week” was a major event for me since I got the idea of mass-friending people with the A avatars without even realizing there [Read More...]

NYPD Blue Moons The FCC With Court Approval

A good day for freedom of speech as the censorious FCC loses its case trying to levy a fine for a naked butt on NYPD Blue: NEW YORK – The Federal Communications Commission cannot fine broadcasters for showing a woman’s nude buttocks on a 2003 episode of “NYPD Blue,” a federal court ruled Tuesday, citing [Read More...]

Can Your Laptop Make You Infertile?

Watch where you put that thing: According to researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, there is a direct correlation between laptop use and increased scrotum temperature. In fact, hot laptops have been found to increase the temperature of scrotums up to 35 degrees above the normal body temperature of 98.6 degrees. [Read More...]

New Wedding Customs Of The (Probably Near) Future

Chaos Pet glimpses the future: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Oil From Plastic

The video below is extraordinary and hope inducing, here’s the YouTube description: The Japanese company Blest has developed one of the smallest and safest oil-to-plastic conversion machines out on the market today. It’s founder and CEO, Akinori Ito is passionate about using this machine to change the way people around the world think about their [Read More...]

Developing Technology So Dissidents Can Use Social Media Covertly

Technology vs. Tyranny: In an attempt to make it easier for dissidents in countries such as China and North Korea to communicate without fear of government sanctions, researchers at Georgia Tech have developed software that can hide information inside messages posted to Twitter and other social networks, as well as in images that can be [Read More...]

Blogging As An Embodiment Of An American Ideal

Andrew Sullivan argues: I believe the blogosphere first truly gained traction in America for a good reason. There is something about blogging’s freedom from the constraints of conventional journalism that captures an American ideal: civic engagement totally free of anyone else’s influence. It is an ideal of a fourth estate hostile to authorities public and [Read More...]

YouTube’s Margaret Stewart Explains Their Approach To Copyright

Margaret Stewart explains how rights identification is allows copyrighted videos uploaded by users to be accepted or rejected by the rights owners and makes the pitch to rights holders to let their material get uploaded onto YouTube: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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