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Ultrasound-infused 3D-printed casts heal your broken body crazy fast

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Friends won't even have time to sign your cast when you're equipped with this super-duper healing system.
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Music of the Day: The Metal Cover of Reading Rainbow

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Submitted by: (via Psychostick)

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bsawhill
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The screaming at the end is awesome.
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ryanbrazell
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Pretty good.
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Mrs. Tea Is Not Mr. T’s Wife

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mrs.teaDo you remember Mrs. Tea? Launched in 1995, the Mrs. Tea machine was Mr. Coffee’s vaguely British counterpart, an automatic countertop brewing machine for loose-leaf tea. The device allowed for extra steeping time, and best of all, brewed into a classy-looking plain ceramic teapot. Mrs. Tea isn’t available to the tea snobs of today, though: she disappeared from the market sometime between 1998 and 1999.

At the time Mrs. Tea hit shelves, Mr. Coffee was part of the company Health O Meter, and their CEO just happened to be British. “There’s nothing wrong with making tea with a tea bag or making coffee the old fashioned way boiling it on the stove, but people like the convenience of the machines to do it for them,” he told the Associated Press in 1995.

Branding-wise, it isn’t clear who Mrs. Tea is. Was “Tea” her last name at birth, and when she married Mr. Coffee, she chose to keep her original last name? Is she Mr. Coffee’s sister, who married a Mr. Tea (not Mr. T) and then went into the family business? Are we putting too much thought into the naming conventions of hot beverage appliances? Yeah, probably.

The Tragic Story Of Mrs. Tea, Mr. Coffee’s Brand Companion [Trivia Happy]

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This is why I love Consumerist.
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"I once told a joke about a straight person. They came after me in droves. Each one singing the..."

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I once told a joke about a straight person.

They came after me in droves.

Each one singing the same:

Don’t fight fire with fire.

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What they mean is: Don’t fight fire with anything.

Do not fight fire with water.

Do not fight fire with foam.

Do not evacuate the people.

Do not sound the alarms.

Do not crawl coughing and choking and spluttering to safety.

Do not barricade the door with damp towels.

Do not wave a white flag out of the window.

Do not take the plunge from several storeys up.

Do not shed a tear for your lover trapped behind a wall of flame.

Do not curse the combination of fuel, heat, and oxygen.

Do not ask why the fire fighters are not coming.

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When they say: Don’t fight fire with fire.

What they mean is: Stand and burn.



- Stand and Burn by Claudia Boleyn.  (via claudiaboleyn)
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squinky
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Given that today was speaker eval day, in which I was accused repeatedly of being too angry, this here is on point.
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Google is working on end-to-end encryption for Gmail

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Google wants to make it easier for Gmail users to encrypt their emails, according to a report in VentureBeat. PGP has been an open-source encryption standard for nearly 20 years, but usability issues have often As a result, engineers at Google are working on ways to make it easier for users, as part of their larger push for stronger user security in the wake of recent NSA revelations. It's still unclear exactly what form the measures will take, and the details of the implementation will make a huge difference in the security of the final product.

The biggest concern is whether users will be able to hold their own keys, or whether the keys will be kept on Google networks where they could be vulnerable to NSA attacks. By its nature, PGP doesn't allow for a password reset, and only the end user has the capability to decrypt a message. That makes life difficult for many users, who expect to be able to reset their password if they lose it. It presents an even bigger problem for Google's business, since it means the company would not be able to use the encrypted text to target ads. Reached by The Verge, Google declined to comment on the company's plans, or when the service might be available to Gmail users.

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ryanbrazell
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"...but usability issues have often As a result..."
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satadru
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If true, this will help keep the NSA from sleeping at night, though it won't solve the metadata problem inherent to hub and spoke forms of communication such as email.
New York, NY

sandracl13: indigoneversleeps: crazyfilipino: Godspeed...

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sandracl13:

indigoneversleeps:

crazyfilipino:

Godspeed Florida

reblogging for the excellent gif usage.

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Welp.
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michaelglass
2 days ago
these are definitely my favorite kind of mosquitos
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