Funnyjunk threatens The Oatmeal, Facebook’s CTO leaves 1 month after the IPO, Darth Vader robs a bank and gets away on a sweet BMX. Researchers are taking a new approach to designing unmanned drones. The creator of XML suggests a new HTTP error code. ICANN reveals the requests for new generic top level domain names. Bitcoins receiving a great deal of legitimacy in light of the Euro Zone crisis. Reddit to ban links to big name sites over spamming violations. A decade-long Civ 2 game mired in a 1700 year-long nuclear war. Plus, this week’s Science News and Dumbass Apple News.
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Hulu is designing a new model that will require you to already be a cable subscriber to view their content. Seattle’s first SUpervillain threatens Seattle’s existing superhero population. Microsoft dropping DVD/Blu-ray support for Windows 8. NY Judge rules that IP addresses are not sufficient evidence to identify copyright infringers. A new smartphone app allows you to register a complaint against the TSA as soon as it happens. A bug in new Samsung TVs causes them to restart in an endless loop. A Mexican ad company deploys a machine that trades dog droppings for free WiFi. The Listserve is a new mailing list where one subscriber per day is randomly selected to send a personal essay to the list each day. Symantec says religious websites are more prone to malware insertion than porn sites. Venus will make a once-in-a-lifetime appearance next month. All this plus an Epic Fail, Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, and Oh Asia You So Crazy! Plus Ryder says things.
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Viacom sues Youtube… AGAIN! Richard Clark shows his utter inability to grasp the fundamentals of the Internet. Google finally shows us what augmented reality will look like. The US Government uses the kiddie porn defense to keep the Megaupload Servers offline. Dell acquires Wyse Technologies. A Federal judge rules P2P users aren’t in a conspiracy. Video game companies agree to close sex offenders’ online accounts. Bravo announces a new “I can has Cheezburger” reality show. Plus, Epic Fails, a Recent Study, Ryder Says Things and Oh Asia You So Crazy! Also, tell us your ridiculous TSA stories!
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