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Anti-Obamacare ads only helped market it

22 July, 2014 - 21:03

Niam Yaraghi, a researcher at the Brookings Institution, determined that negative advertising against the Affordable Care Act only boosted enrollment. Read the rest

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Galaxies revolve around other galaxies

22 July, 2014 - 20:33
A close look taken at thousands of galaxies reveals that smaller ones revolve around larger ones in disc-shaped orbits, contrary to expectations of a more random-seeming distribution.
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Photos of rotting WWII sea-forts

22 July, 2014 - 16:29


Salim writes, "James Creedy hitched a ride with Project Red-Sands to take this set of photos from a these WWII era sea-forts."

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Blogging History: Expiring 3DP patents; Cat burglar in my street; 9/11 commission report published

22 July, 2014 - 16:27

One year ago today Get ready for the big bang as 3D printing patents expire: The key patents covering a 3D printing technique called "laser sintering" are set to expire in the next year or two -- there are a bunch of them, so they'll trickle out -- and this will radically reduce the price of printing and printers.

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Anatomically correct bra and panties

22 July, 2014 - 16:24


Why Are You So Afraid Of Your Own Anatomy? is Eleanor Beth Haswell's senior art project, a feminist fashion intervention. Read the rest

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Ocala, FL criminalizes sagging pants

22 July, 2014 - 16:19

If you're on city property and your pants hang more than 2" below your "natural waistline," you face a $500 fine, and for repeat offenders, jail. Read the rest

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Infamous SF "eviction" lawfirm abuses DMCA to censor video of protest

22 July, 2014 - 16:04

The offices of Bornstein and Bornstein are notorious for running "boot camps" advising San Francisco landlords on legal loopholes for evicting long-term tenants so they can rent to the high-flying tech sector. Read the rest

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Mayor of Atlanta retaliates for unfavorable coverage by blocking journos on Twitter

22 July, 2014 - 15:43

Kasim Reed's list of blocked journalists is a who's whom of Atlanta city-beat reporters; it's become a badge of honor for local writers.

(Thanks, Ben!)

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Profile of a NYC pickpocket

22 July, 2014 - 15:39


Wilfred Rose, a career NYC pickpocket now in prison, claims to be retired. In his decades as a "shotplayer," he became a legend. Read the rest

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EFF unveils secure, sharing-friendly, privacy-minded router OS

22 July, 2014 - 15:21

As promised, the Open Wireless Movement's new sharing-friendly, privacy-minded router operating system was unveiled at HOPE X in New York last weekend. Read the rest

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UOregon police kept a "Eat a Bowl of Dicks List" for their enemies

22 July, 2014 - 15:13

The list included a lot of humorous entries ("Adobe Acrobat"), but also allegedly included the names of university staffers. Read the rest

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California Highway Patrol seize medical records of woman beaten by cop

22 July, 2014 - 15:04

It's a damning turn of events in the horrible saga; after one of its officers was caught on video repeatedly smashing a homeless woman in the face, the force went to a psychiatric ward and seized her medical records. Read the rest

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How to write like a 17th century doctor

22 July, 2014 - 14:53


Mark CK researched doctor's journals and writings from the 17th and 18th centuries while working on a book about pirate surgeons and reports back with a guide to writing in the style of the day, which involves a lot of bad Latin, irregular spelling, and extra letters used as emphasis. Read the rest

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Fla principal broke rules by cancelling summer read of Little Brother

22 July, 2014 - 14:10


You'll remember that my publisher sent 200 copies of Little Brother to Booker T Washington High School after the principal canceled the summer One Book/One School reading program because he was opposed to the book's "anti-authoritarian" message. Read the rest

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Fla principal broke rules by cancelling summer read of Little Brother

22 July, 2014 - 14:10


You'll remember that my publisher sent 200 copies of Little Brother to Booker T Washington High School after the principal canceled the summer One Book/One School reading program because he was opposed to the book's "anti-authoritarian" message. Read the rest

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Bikecamper: bicycle with sleeping box

22 July, 2014 - 07:58

Amsterdam artist Bas Srakel made the Bikecamper, a tricycle with an expandable coffin-like sleeping container meant "for homeless people, refugees and urban nomads." Read the rest

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Venn pie-agram

22 July, 2014 - 06:38
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China's trademark squatters cause major headaches for foreign firms

22 July, 2014 - 06:29

At CNN.com, an interesting piece on the hassles created for foreign firms by China's trademark 'squatters,' who register trademarks within China for world-known brands, and basically hold those marks ransom until the brand owner pays them off for rights to use the mark within China.

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