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Acquisitions Incorporated PAX Prime 2014
Originally Published September 20th, 2014, 04:29 AM
Acquisitions Incorporated PAX Prime 2014

Watch in awe and amusement as Jerry Holkins, Mike Krahulik, Scott Kurtz, and Morgan Webb of Acquisitions Inc. wade once more into almost certain doom, courte...
From: Dungeons & Dragons Views: 96045 1967 ratings
Time: 02:27:31 More in Gaming

Digital: A Love Story realism mode
Originally Published September 15th, 2014, 09:01 AM


From tumblr user aaronki3:

This is mildly goofy, but I decided to implement “Realism Rules” when I started playing Digital: A Love Story. I only allow myself to dial in to each BBS twice a day to read/reply to messages (once during breakfast, once before bed), plus I can’t dial in if anyone in the house is talking on the phone. I think the result is that I’m a lot more invested in the story and I find myself anxiously worrying about the happenings on the boards during the day. Will I have any new messages from my friends today? Is tonight the night that I finally find *Paris? Will I ever hear from *Emilia again?

I never thought I would roleplay the limitations of dial-up for fun, but I was really influenced by this comic that I came across the day I started playing. Both it and Digital are hitting me pretty hard and I imagine everyone who grew up on the internet prior to the Social Media blitz has a similar story.

Plus, I think those modem sounds just did weird things to the nostalgia center of my brain.

I Ordered Cards Against Humanity's 5th Expansion or at least I thought. (
Originally Published September 11th, 2014, 08:40 PM

Submitted by mcmeekin91 to funny.



Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Student Debt (HBO)
Originally Published September 8th, 2014, 01:30 AM
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Student Debt (HBO)

John Oliver discusses student debt, which is awful, as well as for-profit colleges, who are awfully good at inflicting debt upon us. Connect with Last Week T...
From: LastWeekTonight Views: 2114066 21794 ratings
Time: 16:17 More in Entertainment

startup life
Originally Published September 8th, 2014, 12:01 AM

startup life

September 06, 2014
Originally Published September 5th, 2014, 11:00 PM

The slow descent into madness continues...x3iOgviAIgM

This lizard was about to get stepped on indoors so I tried to...
Originally Published September 5th, 2014, 01:31 PM

This lizard was about to get stepped on indoors so I tried to save it and move it outside. He decided to make things awkward.

This left me thinking about a couple of things.  What is the signal that then triggers the tail to wiggle?  Is there a “normally closed” nerve circuit in the tail that instantly triggers the muscles the moment the signal is gone?  Why are the muscles DOWNSTREAM from the break the only ones that are triggered.  It must be a directional thing, right?  What governs the rythmic pulsing of the signals?  It seems to be harmonic.  This seems like it would have implications for robot control algorithm design.  

Here’s a wiki article on Autotomy, which is what this is called.

Sex, Cars, and Food: Healthcare Triage News #3
Originally Published September 5th, 2014, 08:41 AM
Sex, Cars, and Food: Healthcare Triage News #3

This week's news are on topics everyone loves: sex, food, and cars. But the details may not be what you expect. The last segment is so important, we may addr...
From: Healthcare Triage Views: 26776 1168 ratings
Time: 04:58 More in Education

Why Do We Have More Boys Than Girls?
Originally Published September 4th, 2014, 11:07 AM
Why Do We Have More Boys Than Girls?

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From: MinuteEarth Views: 999341 16707 ratings
Time: 02:50 More in Science & Technology

Extremist Logic
Originally Published September 3rd, 2014, 07:10 AM


Let's Play - Fibbage
Originally Published September 2nd, 2014, 07:41 PM
Let's Play - Fibbage

Geoff, Ray, Gavin, Ryan, Michael, and Lindsay practice lying as they play Fibbage. RT Store: Rooster Teeth: http://roosterteet...
From: LetsPlay Views: 1051159 30234 ratings
Time: 30:56 More in Gaming

2014-09-01 14:37:55
Originally Published September 1st, 2014, 09:37 AM

21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: hyper intelligent leftist realizes that the manosphere has more compassion, more to offer intelligent men who are unlucky in love than feminists and social justice warriors do: radicalizing the romanceless. Faster please!

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Why are Stars Star-Shaped?
Originally Published August 26th, 2014, 02:14 PM
Why are Stars Star-Shaped?

Thanks to our Subbable subscriber - head over to to find cheaper textbooks for college or university. And go to http:/...
From: minutephysics Views: 662083 24890 ratings
Time: 03:29 More in Science & Technology

Robin Williams - "Seize the Day" - by Melodysheep
Originally Published August 20th, 2014, 12:01 PM
Robin Williams - "Seize the Day" - by Melodysheep

A musical tribute to the great Robin Williams. mp3: Subscribe for more remixes and mash-up...
From: melodysheep Views: 1168361 21607 ratings
Time: 02:40 More in Music

dog philosophy
Originally Published August 19th, 2014, 12:02 AM

dog philosophy

ANTHEM - By Kawehi (Off of my newest EP, Robot Heart)
Originally Published August 18th, 2014, 10:10 AM
ANTHEM - By Kawehi (Off of my newest EP, Robot Heart)

Be a part of my next EP: HAPPY MONDAY MOFOS!!!! As promised, here is a new music video for ANTHEM, th...
From: I Am Kawehi Views: 209495 5530 ratings
Time: 06:57 More in Music

Remembering Robin Williams, done right (
Originally Published August 13th, 2014, 04:44 PM

Submitted by RockToTheSystem to pics.



Humans Need Not Apply
Originally Published August 13th, 2014, 07:00 AM
Humans Need Not Apply

Discuss this video: ## Robots, Etc: Terex Port automation: http://www....
From: CGP Grey Views: 2580822 79314 ratings
Time: 15:01 More in Education

Robin Williams: Why We Loved Him
Originally Published August 12th, 2014, 06:52 PM
Robin Williams: Why We Loved Him

Robin Williams sudden death has shocked us all, but his life enriched ours. Here's what he meant to us. Help available: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or http://bit.l...
From: SourceFed Views: 211625 18160 ratings
Time: 02:12 More in News & Politics

Whenever I lose a Kerbal on a mission, I plant a flag in their honor near the old airfield. Today, I crashed on Tylo and planted a flag I hoped I'd never need. (
Originally Published August 12th, 2014, 08:45 AM

Submitted by ChiggyVonRichtofen to KerbalSpaceProgram.



Wikipedia Refuses to Remove Monkey Selfie
Originally Published August 6th, 2014, 06:38 PM
Wikipedia Refuses to Remove Monkey Selfie

Photographer asks for photo to be removed. Wikipedia says no because monkey. Buy some awesomeness for yourself!
From: SourceFed Views: 172379 5958 ratings
Time: 02:17 More in News & Politics

Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures - Godzilla vs The Human Bugs
Originally Published August 6th, 2014, 04:00 PM
Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures - Godzilla vs The Human Bugs

The guys wonder what it would be like if Godzilla were as grossed out by humans as humans are by bugs. Audio from RT Pocast #270:
From: Rooster Teeth Views: 853356 29995 ratings
Time: 01:08 More in Gaming

News Post: Further Intrusions Of Actual Life
Originally Published August 1st, 2014, 06:54 PM

Tycho: I. Even though every natural law indicates it, even though popular culture is rife with examples, even though the arc of his condition moved with haste in a particular direction - specifically, down - I was very surprised when my father died.  I was surprised that he could. It wasn’t merely naivete.  Those afflicted with his particular cancer number less than one hundred.  It is the sort of cancer that excites a doctor.  One of the things that is so “exciting” about this cancer is that it apparently didn’t form the hard masses we use to find the…

Amy Dallen's Comic Book Store Song!
Originally Published July 23rd, 2014, 12:00 PM
Amy Dallen's Comic Book Store Song!

Amy Dallen, well, breaks out into song... today's adventure is a musical tribute to your friendly neighborhood comic book store, co-written with very special...
From: Geek & Sundry Views: 34312 1719 ratings
Time: 02:37 More in Music

Your Favourite Gaming Moment
Originally Published July 18th, 2014, 10:51 AM

It's been a weird week. Heck, it's been a weird few years. So let's stop for a second and take a breath.

Comments for this video can, as always, be found on

Cast: ShutUpShow

Tags: board games and dads

Wiener vs. Brain - First Time
Originally Published July 10th, 2014, 02:59 PM
Wiener vs. Brain - First Time

Tommy's Wiener and Brain argue over falling in love with Lily. Get some kinda cool merchandise here: Follow us on soc...
From: Almost Cool Views: 83455 6169 ratings
Time: 07:26 More in Entertainment

That's Not Real Christianity
Originally Published July 8th, 2014, 02:30 PM
"Hello:I lived in Topeka and went to KU. I’m writing because I read the story about you... I watched your story...and...I don’t want you to give up on making the movie because of what I’m going to tell you.

Last year my mother and my sister and me went to a concert and Westboro was there with their signs. We were celebrating my sister’s birthday that night since she was 14. Even though we grew up in Topeka we had never seen the people and the signs up close until that night and we had to walk close by them to get in the building for the show. Two of the boys in the Westboro people and a woman picked on my sister and said mean things to her because she was kind of a tomboy. We went on to the concert but my sister was crying about what the boys and the woman said to her. Two days later my sister hung herself on the rod in her closet. She left a note that said she was gay and dying in the closet was easier then living in it. Those signs and the hateful things that Westboro did killed my sister. Three months later my mom overdosed on pills and was in a coma for two weeks until she died. She thought my sister dying was her fault because she made us go to church and they taught that gay was bad...

From a friend"

Saying anything beyond this seems to dilute the impact.  I've deleted some content in the interest of protecting the author. 

At the same time this letter came to my attention I was reading a blog by a friend. The blog wasn't what stirred me though. I mean, the blog was great...her blogs are always great...but it was the comments on the blog that got me thinking. Specifically, it was one of those comments where someone insists that Westboro isn't real Christianity, most Christians aren't that way. Then the commenter goes on to explain that "real" Christians don't hate, they just think that some behaviours are evil and those who engage in them will  suffer exquisite torture for eternity.  

See the difference?

Well I sure as hell don't!

For the young girl in this letter, I can guarantee-damn-tee you that the difference was lost on her. I have no doubt that this girl spent years listening to the teachings of "real" Christians as they played word games that let them feel good about hating, while sending her the loud and clear message that she was evil and would suffer for it.

It's times like these when I grow weary of the bullshit. It's times like these when I am disgusted that someone wants to parse words and try to carve out a middle ground where they can justify their kinder, gentler hate while people are dying! I don't give a damn about any particular version of fantasy/religion when I imagine the real world reality of a parent finding their child hanging in a closet, or when I try to put myself in the shoes of this writer as she struggles to come to terms with the real world loss of a sister and mother.  

Ideas have consequences. Don't you dare get on your self righteous  horse and try to tell me that your version of hate isn't just another version of hate.  If you follow "I don't have a problem with gay people" with a " but", you are responsible for the death of this girl. Period!

There is no middle ground here folks. Either you accept that every human on this planet has the same rights you do, or you are complicit in the deaths of those you would trod underfoot.

‡: Are US Military Bases and Embassies American Soil?
Originally Published July 8th, 2014, 11:25 AM
‡: Are US Military Bases and Embassies American Soil?

Footnote to: Military bases map by: Music by:
From: CGP Grey Views: 1047235 16184 ratings
Time: 00:59 More in Education

In Canada
Originally Published July 1st, 2014, 08:53 AM
In Canada

A polite song from two brothers who are just hoping your day is going okay. Brother Dave wrote this. More from him at The Canada Song © 2012 Written and composed by David Hadfield Lead Vocals -- Chris Hadfield, Dave Hadfield Guitar -- Dave Hadfield Bass -- Stuart Steinhart Background vocals -- Liz Levine, Maggie Torelli Audio - recorded at The Cutting Edge Recording Studio Audio - engineered, mixed, and mastered by Gary Long Video: VMG Cinematic Producers: Alyssa Milot & Mark Campbell Director: Ken Simpson Cinematographer: Alex Dacev Camera Assistant: Josh Johnston Art Director: Angela Newell Editor: Patrick Collins With special thanks to Evan Hadfield and Aaron Murphy, who put it all together.
From: Chris Hadfield Views: 1530879 20828 ratings
Time: 04:57 More in Music

Wil Wheaton's 90-Minute Awesome Hour at ECCC 2012
Originally Published June 23rd, 2014, 06:31 PM
Wil Wheaton's 90-Minute Awesome Hour at ECCC 2012

Whenever I attend Emerald City Comicon, I spend an hour performing some material from my books and blog, and then take some questions at the end. In 2012, we...
From: Wil Wheaton Views: 8581 332 ratings
Time: 01:25:01 More in People & Blogs

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