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April 8, 2014
12:55 // 2 weeks ago
So Wikipedia redesigned last week, but you’d never notice on your own because all they did was barely change the fonts (old version above; new version below). Why didn’t they go much further than that? Because EVERYONE WOULD NOT STOP COMPLAINING.

So Wikipedia redesigned last week, but you’d never notice on your own because all they did was barely change the fonts (old version above; new version below). Why didn’t they go much further than that? Because EVERYONE WOULD NOT STOP COMPLAINING.

8:38 // 2 weeks ago
April 7, 2014
Some mad genius gave Comic Sans a redesign. It’s a lot better, in the way that Imagine Dragons are like an upgraded Nickelback.

Some mad genius gave Comic Sans a redesign. It’s a lot better, in the way that Imagine Dragons are like an upgraded Nickelback.

15:43 // 2 weeks ago
April 6, 2014
To this end, we now make our first clear demand of Google. We demand that Google give three billion dollars to an anarchist organization of our choosing. This money will then be used to create autonomous, anti-capitalist, and anti-racist communities throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. In these communities, whether in San Francisco or in the woods, no one will ever have to pay rent and housing will be free. With this three billion from Google, we will solve the housing crisis in the Bay Area and prove to the world that an anarchist world is not only possible but in fact irrepressible.
A demand by a group called “The Counterforce,” which struck up some weirdly over-the-top anger by protesting at Digg creator and Google Ventures employee Kevin Rose’s house, referencing an (admittedly in poor taste) misogynistic joke Rose made in a podcast six years ago, and calling him a “parasite.” Wow.
20:23 // 2 weeks ago
So Nigeria has now supplanted South Africa as Africa’s largest economy. But I’ve not had light (electricity) for seven days, so it means nothing to me.
A Nigerian social media user • Upon hearing that revised economic figures in the country—a revision 24 years in the making—put the country’s GDP (currently at $510 billion) far ahead of South Africa (currently at $353 billion) and other countries in the African continent. To give you an idea of how long it’s been: During the last GDP check in 1990, 300,000 landlines existed in the country. Now, there are 100 million cell phones. But that GDP level, above developed countries such as Chile, Sweden, and Belgium, belies a tough reality in the country—70 percent of the country’s population still lives in poverty.
18:04 // 2 weeks ago

Spring break got pretty crazy this year

  • 100+ the number of people arrested at a Spring Break street party near the University of California, Santa Barbara, a party where 44 people were hospitalized and police broke up the event with some chemicals and foam spray. Fun. source
16:58 // 2 weeks ago
Over at Indiegogo, the Healbe GoBe has been drawing a ton of crowdfunding mojo, which is understandable because it claims to track calorie intake automagically. There’s just one problem: It appears to be total bullshit, and according to PandoDaily, it’s not the first time Indiegogo has offered magic beans to an unsuspecting public.

Over at Indiegogo, the Healbe GoBe has been drawing a ton of crowdfunding mojo, which is understandable because it claims to track calorie intake automagically. There’s just one problem: It appears to be total bullshit, and according to PandoDaily, it’s not the first time Indiegogo has offered magic beans to an unsuspecting public.

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9:28 // 2 weeks ago
April 5, 2014
AirAsia, a direct competitor to Malaysia Airlines, published an article in its in-flight magazine informing the public that “your plane will never get lost.” Oops.

AirAsia, a direct competitor to Malaysia Airlines, published an article in its in-flight magazine informing the public that “your plane will never get lost.” Oops.

23:21 // 2 weeks ago
If we’ve learned anything in the last 60 years of building atomic clocks, we’ve learned that every time we build a better clock, somebody comes up with a use for it that you couldn’t have foreseen.
Steven Jefferts, a physicist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology • Discussing the agency’s newest atomic clock, the NIST-F2, which is so accurate that it could run for 300 million years without falling off by a single second. The clock is more accurate than the current gold standard for telling time, the NIST-F1, which was first introduced in 1999.
23:16 // 2 weeks ago