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November 5, 2013

Texas town to vote on most expensive high school stadium in the country

  • $69.5M could be spent on a new high school football stadium in the city of Katy, Texas, if a new ballot measure is approved by voters on Tuesday, though it doesn’t actually say that anywhere on the ballot. Registered voters in the town of approx. 15,000 will be asked to vote yes or no on an all-or-nothing bill — that also includes $4.5 million for a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics center — that would see nearly 70 million dollars set aside for the “construction, acquisition and equipment of school buildings in the district.” The new facility would seat roughly 14,000 and be built next to the town’s existing high school stadium, which only seats ten thousand. source
16:46 // 9 months ago

So what happens when you lock two identical computers in a room, and force them to play Rock Paper Scissors against one another? An eternally tied game.

11:19 // 9 months ago
November 4, 2013
Everywhere I can fact check from personal knowledge, I find way too many inaccuracies, and unfortunately that casts doubt over every episode in the book.
MacKenzie Bezos, wife of Jeff, gave a one-star review to a book about her husband’s company—this little outfit you may have heard of called Amazon. Is that like Yelping your own restaurant?
19:12 // 9 months ago
Richard Dawkins gets his honey confiscated by airport security, complains on the internet that the terrorists have won, and is then mocked by the internet. It’s a great way to get on his nerves, apparently.

Richard Dawkins gets his honey confiscated by airport security, complains on the internet that the terrorists have won, and is then mocked by the internet. It’s a great way to get on his nerves, apparently.

7:37 // 9 months ago
October 30, 2013
"Trick or treat?" ”Definitely a trick; I’m trying to raise your kids for you! Aren’t you impressed!”

"Trick or treat?" ”Definitely a trick; I’m trying to raise your kids for you! Aren’t you impressed!”

12:26 // 9 months ago
October 29, 2013
23:37 // 9 months ago
October 24, 2013
You know that we can hear you, right?
Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi • Speaking, visibly shocked, to Buncombe County, North Carolina GOP party official Don Yelton, who said a number of extremely racist things during an interview with Mandvi about the state’s voter ID law, as well as this shocking admission of the law’s intention: “The law is going to kick the Democrats In the butt.” He was forced to resign today, because, seriously, what the hell?
19:52 // 10 months ago
October 22, 2013
15:32 // 10 months ago

When realistic-looking video games get creepy: Ellen Page edition

  • uncanny In a new video game, Academy Award-nominated actress Ellen “Juno” Page did significant amounts of motion-capture work in an effort to make the 3D-generated animations in “Beyond: Two Souls" seem super-real—helping the game move beyond the "uncanny valley" that separates realistic 3D images of humans from almost-realistic ones. Page is apparently such a good video game motion-capture muse that another recent game seems to have ripped off her likeness nearly wholesale.
  • uncannier Apparently the developers were able to take her motion capture work in an unanticipated direction, because there’s a beta version floating around somewhere which allows users to see a virtual Page naked in a shower. Sony, the publisher, recently sent out legal notices to sites hosting the NSFW images of Page’s PS3 doppelgänger, leading to speculation that Page threatened to sue. Obviously, stuff like this happens all the time.
0:48 // 10 months ago
September 28, 2013

Why caring about personal possessions ≠ Not caring about anyone else

mythoughtsinspiredby said: yeah who cares about all the people hurt and killed, what about my car?!

» SFB says: Whoa—take a step back here … give the guy some credit. Did it strike you that, beyond the fact that the reporter had a vehicle in a building which was destroyed in a terror attack, he might also be concerned about the victims of such an attack, as well as informing the public? That it’s not a binary one-or-the-other thing? That reporter has probably been working his ass off in recent days (his Twitter account speaks to this). It’s not like he stopped what he was doing to get his car immediately after the attack ended—he went days after it ended. He also did something else on the way—he gave the public a first-hand account of exactly how damaged the mall is, which I’m guessing most people didn’t have a good handle on prior to his story. (Also, FWIW. he and the fellow employees he went with brought jumper cables to help other people trying to recover their cars.) — Ernie @ SFB

13:28 // 10 months ago