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  • Australia Banned Assault Weapons. America Can, Too. By John Howard -
  • Bombshell Buick - 1952 Super Rivera - Hot Rod Magazine
  • Scientists confirm man flu exists and men suffer more than women from colds | 'man flu' really does exist, according to research. Men suffer more with coughs and colds because they have extra temperature receptors in the brain and so experience worse symptoms.
  • Pirates keep music industry afloat | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | A study published this week by the Columbia University, titled "Copy Culture in the US and Germany", shows that frequent users of peer-to-peer networks end up legally purchasing 30 percent more music than those who don't pirate, according to a report by The Huffington Post. Several studies have produced the same result over the past few years.
  • The Never-Before-Told Story of the World's First Computer Art (It's a Sexy Dame) - Benj Edwards - The Atlantic: During a time when computing power was so scarce that it required a government-defense budget to finance it, a young man used a $238 million military computer, the largest such machine ever built, to render an image of a curvy woman on a glowing cathode ray tube screen. The year was 1956, and the creation was a landmark moment in computer graphics and cultural history that has gone unnoticed until now. Using equipment designed to guard against the apocalypse, a pin-up girl had been drawn. She was quite probably the first human likeness to ever appear on a computer screen. She glowed.
  • "Third World Problems" (with tweets) · flashboy · Storify: The rant was not intended as a total argument. It was an intervention, a reminder that the ways of being human are complicated. Things can’t be blithely tagged “white girl problems” or “First World problems” or “middle class problems” and then filed away. To think you alone have to deal with banality, that other people’s lives are high drama all the time, is the height of unexamined privilege. When I went to the Venice of Difficult Things this weekend, I found it squalid, true, but I also saw generators and satellite dishes. A guy is struggling to program CNN International on his TV while his 7-year-old is literally swimming in shit creek. The paradox is this: not every aspect of the life of those who are terribly poor is terrible poverty. Everything—the normal things and the awful things—happens all at once for other people. You know, just as in your life.


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