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Fancy Pants 3 | Game 2 Play Online

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2014/10/10
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How to Avoid Accidentally Buying a Stolen Phone

wired.comBuying a used phone is a great idea. It’s economical, it’s good for the environment, and if you don’t need or want the latest Big New Thing (and they’re all big these days), used or refurbished is the way to go. But there can be a lot of unce ...

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Americas Shame: The Injustice of Mandatory Minimums

rollingstone.comNo one embodies the emerging consensus on the excessive cruelty of mandatory drug sentencing quite like Mark Osler. He's currently a law professor, but back in the Nineties he worked as an assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuting crack cocaine cases in h ...

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Descendants Of Women Who Appeared As Aunt Jemima Suing For $2B, Share Of Brand’s Revenue

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The Only State-By-State Guide To America's Most Common Roadkill

jalopnik.comWhen I decided we wanted to make a definitive map of each state's most common roadkill, I neglected one very important point: nobody really knows what each state's most common roadkill is. Shockingly, there's no Department Of Flattened Fauna, so I di ...

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Efficient, useful blue-light LED draws Nobel Prize in physics

cnet.comThree researchers helped revolutionize lighting with vastly better energy efficiency and brightness. The light-emitting diodes also are used in data storage, TVs and smartphones. The GE Link is one of many LED-powered lighting elements hitting the ma ...

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Why Britain Uses Separate Hot and Cold Taps

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Living With Spoilers - Netflix's answer

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2014/10/09
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How Two Men Unlocked Modern Encryption

theatlantic.comThe idea of public-key cryptography is surprisingly simple, once you've figured it out. In September of 1974, when he was 30 years old, Whitfield Diffie was obsessed with cryptography. So obsessed that he was criss-crossing the country trying to talk ...

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Why it matters if stores smell delicious

qz.comSmell can add ambience to your retail experience, but can the right scent really get you to stay longer and purchase more? Consumer researchers say the answer is a pretty overwhelming affirmative. Researchers have found that smell effects consumer  ...

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There Are Far More People Named Hitler Than You'd Think

vice.comA birthday cake for Adolf Hitler Campbell Names are important. Without one, it’s very hard to buy personalized mugs or introduce yourself to people. However, they can also be a burden. One of my ninth-grade teachers was called Mr. Hyman, for instan ...

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2014/10/09
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Inside Google’s ambitious plan to change the Internet forever

kernelmag.dailydot.comBy Aaron Sankin on September 21st, 2014 Try to paint a mental picture of what the Internet looks like running through the broadband cables to and from your home. If you’re like me, this image probably involves electrical signals zooming in and out ...

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2014/10/08
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